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Dave, imagine two mini environments A and B

In A, which gets lots of rain, but is quite cold, yiggles grow very abundantly, and harvesting them gives you 10 calories for every 1 calorie you spend growing them.  Nugs also grow, but they need a lot of work, and have to be sown under glass, then transplanted.  They take about 2 calories of human labour for every calorie they yield.  But they are delicious, and full of important nutrients.

In B, Nugs grow almost without help, and all you have to do is harvest them.  They yield about 20 calories for every calorie you spend on them.  But yiggles really don't do well at all - it's too dry for them, and you need to water them every day.  They yield about 2 calories for every calorie you spend growing them.

In one environment yiggles are the staple food.  In the other, food are.

Are yugs the staple food in A or B?
Are niggles the staple food in A or B?

Why?
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Sithrak? Is that another name for Crom?
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"Lots of ancient people ate grains.  Therefore grain production was easy."

"Lots of Mexicans work on vegetable farms picking vegetables. Therefore picking vegetables is easy work."
Oh, btw, jesus fucking christ you're an idiot Dave.
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"Lots of ancient people ate grains.  Therefore grain production was easy."

"Lots of Mexicans work on vegetable farms picking vegetables. Therefore picking vegetables is easy work."
...

...Seriously?

Hide your sleight-of-hands better next time.
they aren't tricks. He's just that stupid.
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The most interesting part of the C14 thread was watching his reaction as he was led by the nose into a wall of knowledge he didn't want, and the way he openly ran from the truth.
I think the lake k example was more stark really. Agree with 1 -> agree with 2 -> agree that we're adding -> 3 doesn't exist. Bye now.
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Embrace Sithrak, the god who hates you unconditionally.
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"Lots of ancient people ate grains.  Therefore grain production was easy."

"Lots of Mexicans work on vegetable farms picking vegetables. Therefore picking vegetables is easy work."
...

...Seriously?

Hide your sleight-of-hands better next time.
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The most interesting part of the C14 thread was watching his reaction as he was led by the nose into a wall of knowledge he didn't want, and the way he openly ran from the truth.
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Science / Re: Tesla's heat engine (split from DDWFTTW)
Last post by Tom Booth -
congrats! You should be able to but a lot of parts prefabbed too and that kind of material isn't very expensive. Metal suitable for a lathe might be more expensive actually. If you're going to be threading components, make sure your jig doesn't have any slop or deep dings.

Actually, there probably won't be much actual metal involved. The engine parts might be machined from recycled plastic. This is a cold running engine for the most part and metal is a terrible heat insulator. The engine parts should be mostly non-heat conducting except for the actual heat exchanges.

Here for example is the main cylinder or "displacer chamber" of one model engine I started to build:



It's made from an old wooden door.

I was living in Massachusetts at the time where someone was loaning me use of their workshop and room and board in exchange for doing maintenance work.

So I also have a wood lathe, but anyway, that deal fell through. I still have the parts to that unfinished engine. Except the copper plates I designed the engine around. They were something I found while cleaning up the shop. Never got to use them though the owner wanted to keep them.



Anyway that was years ago.

I certainly have designs I'm ready to build as soon as I finish getting a work-space in order.

It might be apparent that this was patterned after a simple LTD Stirling, but quite a bit larger than the usual.


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"Lots of ancient people ate grains.  Therefore grain production was easy."

Yes, in terms of calories produced per unit of human labour.

If grain-based food was the staple diet, then it means that grain-based food was the cheapest food.  And the cheapest food is the food that costs the least in terms of availability and human labour.

"Lots of Mexicans work on vegetable farms picking vegetables. Therefore picking vegetables is easy work."

You really can't do analogies, can you?  Try:

"Lots of Mexicans EAT vegetables.  Therefore those vegetables must be produced with very cheap labour costs".