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16  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: A vector interpretation of economic growth on: November 12, 2017, 11:46:19 pm
It is growth.
I am not talking only about food.
If you have a buffer you can control the amount of work you can do, you can utilize your work for other things.
Or you can work less because you have a buffer.
The point is... growth is when output is bigger than consumption.
When the world's output is bigger than current world's consumption you can either work less or increase the current consumption.

Let's think about physics.
The gap between production y = 2*a*x and consumption y = a*x will keep increase eventhough the vectors are both linear(constant velocity)
17  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: A vector interpretation of economic growth on: November 12, 2017, 09:56:07 pm
I gave food just as one example, products can be all sort of things. Not just food.
Think that the rate of consumption doesn't need to be the same as the rate of production.
Also there are ways to preserve certain kinds of food.
For instance some companies preserve frozen oranges to produce orange juice from them the whole year. The fact that they produce more oranges than people consume make it possible for them.
At some point they will have more oranges than they could use.
But the idea is that a constant non changing production doesn't have to be in perfect balance with consumption. And when the balance of the production/consumption is positive, you get surplus you can use later on, or you can increase consumption once you accumulated more production.
That's why growth could just mean... we produce more than we use at this moment.
So the pie could change in size even when the vectors don't change, because the rate of production is faster than the rate of consumption.
18  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: Global economic growth on: November 12, 2017, 02:58:45 pm
Growth is whenever the production is faster than the consumption. Distribution of products is not a simple average. Constant labour can bring growth if the production is faster than the consumption.
19  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: Global economic growth on: November 12, 2017, 09:53:47 am
Growth doesn't have to be acceleration? You say like growth only happen when there is acceleration. It's not true.
For instance if the speed of producing bread is higher than the speed the bread is consumed, then there is going to be more and more surplus of bread, even if nothing change in the efficiency of producing bread.
That's exactly trickle down.
You seem only to care about the relative wealth and not the absolute wealth.
Relative wealth can remain constant or even become worse for the common people, but absolute wealth becomes better.
20  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: Global economic growth on: November 11, 2017, 05:46:17 pm
What are you saying? There is no growth?
21  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: Global economic growth on: November 11, 2017, 05:46:22 am
Human labor can produce valuable products.
IP and software is also a product, so it's not true that we are only talking about physical products.
For instance creating a game is creating more products.
So Scalar A is not constant.
Because according to the decisions you make or your management make, you can make more or less valuable products(such as software).

Also countries can have certain taxes for their citizens, but give state aid to certain corporates.
I think 5% of the population in Israel(Hi Tech engineers) is responsbile for 30% of the GDP(The GDP from Hi Tech in Israel)..
22  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: Accidental digression on left-right on: November 10, 2017, 03:16:12 pm
What I thought you were saying is that Trickle down never works, and rich people should always be heavily taxed.
If we look it on taxes it could make more sense.

Just like the gaussian graph, there is a balance between the income the state gets from taxes and the boost to the economy from lower taxes.
So when you find the optimal point, you do amount of tax that optimize growth and the share of the pie that gets back to the state.
As you said, the size of the pie can change(growth).

That is the idea behind trickle down, you want to optimize taxation to optimize growth and what the state earns from it. Of course trickle down does not mean 0% taxes or 0% taxes on the rich.


Why wouldn't we blow up the Pyramids? Weren't there slaves in the time of ancient Egypt? What about ancient Roman statues? The Roman empire also had slaves.


I don't know, 100% of homosexuals might be a certain degree of pedophilles. They might not act on their desire, but it is possible that all Homosexuals are actually attracted to young boys?
23  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: Accidental digression on left-right on: November 10, 2017, 09:50:28 am
Yes there more than two options. But there are also more than the two options you provided. Again, what does it matter to you that rich people get richer?
If you have a system that make rich people richer but also poor people better off, is that bad?
The argument about the gap is just irrelevant to argue ahainst trickle down. You have to prove that making rich people richer is always bad in all scenarios. Also rich are just numbers. Does it matter if someone have 1 million or 1 billion? They are both rich.
24  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: Accidental digression on left-right on: November 10, 2017, 07:45:50 am
"tried to keep", this is not an argument.
How do you know Homosexuals are not more likely to be pedophiles? Even if they are 1% more likely, they are still more likely.
I am not saying it's true, I am just saying you don't know yet you speak like you do. You see the danger here?

I don't know a lot about the confederacy. Again, it might just be a cultural thing, like people who are religious don't stone people to death just because the bible says so?
Antifa also had it's dark roots, Feminism might also have dark sides like you said, communism also has it's dark history.

Trickle down CAN work. The point of trickle down is... you shouldn't care how much rich people make, you should care about how much YOU make.
Do you rather have a really big gap between the rich and poor and do fine? or that everyone will be equally poor?

The status of the rich people shouldn't supposingly matter for you as long as you do well.
25  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: Accidental digression on left-right on: November 09, 2017, 10:34:06 pm
"Experts note that neural sexual dimorphisms in humans exist only as averages, with overlapping variabilities,[3] and that it is unknown to what extent each is influenced by genetics or environment, even in adulthood"

It's a very small difference with a lot of overlapping, and they don't even know if it's environmental or genetic.
26  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: Accidental digression on left-right on: November 09, 2017, 08:09:42 pm
Nah, I have a very loving family.
I would probably end up as a serial killer though if I didn't have the perfect family.

Still, I don't buy this BS that women are more gentle than men, or more kind, or less violent.
You give a woman a Jeep and she as capable as a man to mow you down in a road cross just like a man.
In the past I thought women drive less aggressive than men, but I have changed my mind about that. They are just as capable as men to drive like reckless maniacs.

Basically I don't like most people, I think most people are selfish and vile. And that includes women, they are not different than men in that respect.
It is funny, because if you think women are not capable of the same things men are(even if we talk about violent and evil things) you basically women are substantially different than men pshycologically. Which might have a lot of other implications like at work and etc. But I think it's not true, women are capable of being vicious and aggressive just like men.
Either that or you will have to find proof the woman's brain is substantially different than a man's brain.

Edit: The only big difference that might make their behavior difference is the physical difference...
Because a tiny woman who is short and not very strong, doesn't have the same safety as a strong man in the street.
In a street where citizens aren't allowed to carry guns, the big strong guys always have the option to be more aggressive and threatening than weaker guys or women. I am not saying that all strong guys are like that, but some are.
So people with different bodies have to choose different strategies to deal with light social confrontation, like imagine "fighting" in the road or on parking space. Suddenly your physics might matter.
27  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: Accidental digression on left-right on: November 09, 2017, 06:46:39 pm
Women are just as evil/violent/sexual predator as men.
They just have less tools to cause damage, but not any less intent.
Women will sexually abuse other women or men either directly or by proxy with their useful idiot man.

Don't tell me "women are gentle creatures" it's BS. They have the same capacity of evil and violence as men.

I don't say Feminism wasn't good ever, I see the modern incarnation of Feminism which also don't accept older generation Feminism is as bad as it gets.

Also a lot more men are being murdered and sent to prison than women.
You are way more likely to get murdered if you are a man than a woman.

Edit: I think there was a research that shows there is a lot more sexual abuse in female prisons(between inmates) than in male prison.
28  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: Accidental digression on left-right on: November 09, 2017, 05:09:40 pm
Ok, i am not arguing for or against any of those points.
I just tried to show you that someone else could rationalize why the things you think are important are not acceptable opinions as well.
Confederacy is about tradition? That's like saying celebrating Easter is celebrating murder because hundreds of years ago something bad happened. Whatever.

Even the Croissant you eat was invented to mark the defeat of Turkey(or some other Muslim people) invasion to Germany or something like that. As it comes from the crescent and suppose to mock it.
So is eating Croissant is Islamophobia now?

What I am trying to say that if you disqualify other people's ideas from being valid, you might found they disqualify your ideas as well as being too "not normal".
The fact that you think you can analytically decide what such ides are valid and not shows you are just too rationalize. If so, please provide the algorithm you put the idea in to decide if it's valid or not.

There is a lof of bad things going on with Feminists lately, it's not just the extremist, it's the entire Democratic party and Hollywood. One could argue against it just as much.
29  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: Accidental digression on left-right on: November 08, 2017, 11:27:15 pm
Then you have to agree that the following things are not acceptable as well:

1) Police brutality or systemic racism exist.
2) Communism was never really implemented
3) The motivations behind modern Feminism.

30  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: Cyclic Dimensions devlog on: November 06, 2017, 08:44:39 pm
I made progress, now the game("Demo") supports online play.
The issue is that the webplayer only support client side, and no unity meta server rooms.

I can build it on almost any platform, like PC/Linux/Android.
Is anyone interested in testing the online play with me?
With the web player client or with a binary file?

btw, I saw there is a stardocks discord channel, but it is covered with NDA so I don't think I can chat there about my game.
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