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Re: The Agile Approach

Hi Bruce, Well, cynics tend to be honest, themselves, and to hold the rest of us to a higher standard! My thought is that, the 'choose any two' applies well to high investment artifacts which, once built, must endure. I think the Agile Process applies where development and learning roll along in cyc...
by Dave Z
Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:35 pm
 
Forum: How quickly could you accelerate a reboot of civilisation?
Topic: The Agile Approach
Replies: 2
Views: 249

Re: 'Life After Man', 'BBC Focus', Feb 2017

Hi Bruce, Okay, I fixed that link... thanks for the heads-up! RE The Coming Plague - My partner's reading that right now, so I'm getting a vicarious 2nd read. Once into it, it's pretty gripping stuff. Provides a lot of subtext and background to today's headlines. One of the darkly fascinating aspect...
by Dave Z
Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:09 pm
 
Forum: What might collapse civilisation?
Topic: 'Life After Man', 'BBC Focus', Feb 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 362

Re: Hi, everyone; collected errata?

Hi Bruce, Anke and I practice erzatz , both for fun and as we're often a long way in time and/or space from the grocery store. Mosly working from dried goods and foraged foods. One of the tricks to satisfying erzatz, I feel, is to focus on the spirit - not the letter - of substitution. A classic exa...
by Dave Z
Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:27 pm
 
Forum: New members
Topic: Hi, everyone; collected errata?
Replies: 3
Views: 324

The Essential Chemical Industry Online

Just ran across this excellent site as a companion to The Knowledge 's chapters on Substances and Advanced Chemistry , providing overview text and clear process diagrams: http://www.essentialchemicalindustry.org This example link is to an article on Sodium Carbonate: http://www.essentialchemicalindu...
by Dave Z
Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:46 pm
 
Forum: 5. Substances
Topic: The Essential Chemical Industry Online
Replies: 0
Views: 81

Re: 'Life After Man', 'BBC Focus', Feb 2017

Hi Bruce, RE LOCA (Loss Of Coolant Accidents) at untended nuclear plants: As a 'Doomer' I've been worried about this for years. I consider it a big problem for the northern hemisphere (initially) in a cataclysmic situation where parts and personnel become unavailable, starting from causes as banal a...
by Dave Z
Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:37 am
 
Forum: What might collapse civilisation?
Topic: 'Life After Man', 'BBC Focus', Feb 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 362

Re: Hi, everyone; collected errata?

Hi Bruce, and Welcome! I've been enjoying your comments. And I'm impressed by you're trying out processes, already. I'm still working up to most (soap's on the near horizon!). I don't know if there is a collection of errata. A question for you... I've heard that Dandelion Root 'coffee substitute' is...
by Dave Z
Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:55 am
 
Forum: New members
Topic: Hi, everyone; collected errata?
Replies: 3
Views: 324

Re: Wax Cotton Raingear... Ponchos

Recently, I came across waxed cotton ponchos made by Dakine ( http://dakine.com ). Like, duh! Ponchos are way easier to sew up in a post cataclysmic world, and much easier to waterproof (having fewer seams). In a pinch, they can double as shelter, ground-cloth or sail. Two can huddle under one for w...
by Dave Z
Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:49 am
 
Forum: 4. Food and Clothing
Topic: Wax Cotton Raingear
Replies: 3
Views: 274

Re: Assess, Address, Amend

Here's another similar to Bruce's DEAL : F ocus E quip A ct R eview This one was proposed in a survival context as a productive redirection of initial fear response to crisis. Dave Z PS. Here's a set of survival mnemonics: http://teotwurbulence.blogspot.com/2017/03/survival-mnemonics.html
by Dave Z
Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:29 am
 
Forum: What single sentence do you think encapsulates most information?
Topic: Assess, Address, Amend
Replies: 2
Views: 247

Starting with THE KNOWLEDGE?

My thought is that a solid start for a library of concise guides in 3RBF (3 Ring Binder Format) would be to translate The Knowledge on a chapter basis. Where it seems advisable, each chapter may itself be presented as a set of guides covering related themes within the chapter. For example, the chapt...
by Dave Z
Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:39 am
 
Forum: How best to preserve vital knowledge?
Topic: Concise Summary/Guides in 3 Ring Binder Format
Replies: 1
Views: 143

Synthetic DNA as Information Storage Medium

Synthetic DNA as Durable, Dense Information Storage Medium with Signal (Content) Integrity Recent break-through technologies enabling DNA molecules (synthetic, not genomic, and therefore not susceptible to mutation) as dense data storage is moving by leaps toward practical application. DNA molecule...
by Dave Z
Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:12 am
 
Forum: How best to preserve vital knowledge?
Topic: Synthetic DNA as Information Storage Medium
Replies: 0
Views: 83
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