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    ..you don't know me LordLatch's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hephaestus View Post
    I nominate @LordLatch to head the general fabrication shop alongside @MarkovChain. I'll run a general forge, foundry and scrapyard because I'm a dual class ranger/wizard with a black thumb.

    It will be like living on... fabrication*.

    I'm also running for Minister of Punishment.


    *when you take time off work to build some quasi-legal contraption in the backyard.


    I'm curious what a town where everyone lives on the outskirts looks like.
    indeed, I would have no problem fashioning found materials into useful machines
    Stand clear of the closing doors, please.

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    Colymbosathon ecplecticos
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    I have some experience building gym equipment. I designed and built a crank shortener and a chin-up bar. I could build us a gym. Or else be some kind of inventor.

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    Colymbosathon ecplecticos
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    Our community will consist of nothing but inventors and artists. We'll starve to death and 20 years later some explorer will discover us and steal all our ideas.

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    Oh right, values. If I were to go into something like this, my main value would be autonomy. Making money would be useful at first but I think the ultimate goal should be to have a place where there's as little need of outside resources as possible - total autonomy from society. That means that we'd need to fit as much agriculture and livestock onto a plot of land as possible while keeping the soil healthy for future use.

    Security would also be high on the list. If you want to be autonomous, you need to protect your resources from the outside. I'd want to eventually construct a fence along the perimeter of the property, ideally with motion detecting floodlights and an alarm system that feeds video to whatever guard is on duty. The fence would have the added bonus of keeping foxes, raccoons, and wolves away from the livestock. I'd want a stockpile of arms as well, at least one rifle per person.

    IMO things like art, music, and luxury goods would need to be considered hobbies done in people's off time, otherwise we'd need more people and that's more mouths to feed. I'd also think that people should be allowed to hold jobs in the outside world and otherwise spend their time as they please, as long as it doesn't conflict with their contribution to the week's work.

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    Mountains
    * Lots of baller mountainside mansion estates with views of the valley and city below. For the INxx ruling class.
    * Underground data centers, secret STEM R&D facilities, fallout shelters, and special administrative facilities.
    * Underground + mountaintop space port.
    * Underground nuclear reactors, missile silos, and deep earth waste storage.
    * Various antennas, observatories, etc.

    Urban administrative center
    * Public and private facilities (including business administrative offices, public libraries, recreation facilities, etc) all grouped together in very, very vertical developments to preserve land space.
    * The space between solar panels or in suboptimal spots for solar panels would be carpeted with vegetation, plants, bird sanctuaries, etc.

    Valley surrounding urban center
    * Robot run facilities for growing pot and other agricultural and industrial purposes.
    * Slave quarters for lesser types AKA the suburbs. White picket fenced two story houses all on half acre plots. All required to pay high taxes, maintain gardens and fruit trees, and meet other regulatory requirements aimed at sustainability (solar, grey water treatment, etc).
    * Community farmer's markets
    * Mom & pop businesses
    * Solar desalination plant
    * All the other necessary civil infrastructure shit

    Satellite urban commercial center
    * The Gabulous Gore'em - Indoor stadium for xSTP bloodsports.
    * Madrigal's Commie Casino & Resort - go to place for wealthy out-of-towner's seeking gambling, drugs, buffets, prostitution, and complementary spa treatment. All profit going towards the shared city fund.
    * Surrounding businesses and markets to grab tourist money/trade goods.

    Misc
    * All buildings required to be fitted for optimal collection of solar power.
    * Cryptocurrency enforced income equality
    * Mandatory end-to-end encryption of all public and private communication channels
    * Someone's job would need to be to sit around and smoke weed all day to test out our experimental strains. Any volunteers?
    * City government subsidized VR porno industry (another cash cow)
    * Lots of work in game development: software engineers, artists, designers, musicians, writers, etc.
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    Meae Musae Servus Hephaestus's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by LordLatch View Post
    indeed, I would have no problem fashioning found materials into useful machines
    Found materials are the best value! And the most entertaining to make work. I've been lugging around a toolbit that is roughly 1.5" diameter and was 6" long before it got bent and discarded. It has a chisel tip and the tool holder end is all spliney. I've been holding onto it for a good half a decade--I only got it cut in half two years ago! Why? Because it's about 127 cubic inches of tool steel I got for asking!

    Anything I make from it is going to be awesome by default.
    Most of time, when people ask why something terrible happened, they don't realize they are looking for someone to blame.

    --Meditations on Uncertainty Vol ξ(x)

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    Uh, I'm pretty sure the world's total population of INTP's is approximately 90% composed of superfluous people.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ptah View Post
    No history, no exposition, no anecdote or argument changes the invariant: we are all human beings, and some humans are idiots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Mexico View Post
    Uh, I'm pretty sure the world's total population of INTP's is approximately 90% composed of superfluous people.
    aw, that’s how you feel about yourself.
    the clouds in the sky caress my mind so tenderly

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    Minister of Love Roger Mexico's Avatar
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    Here, I made a map of our commune:


    commune.jpg
    Quote Originally Posted by Ptah View Post
    No history, no exposition, no anecdote or argument changes the invariant: we are all human beings, and some humans are idiots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jigglypuff View Post
    aw, that’s how you feel about yourself.
    Why not assume he thought he was a 10-percenter? Dunning-Kruger's work (boy, do we get a lot of mileage out of that) suggests that that would be the safe bet.

    I agree with him on the assumption that at least 90% of the population is composed of superfluous people. Most of the people who don't seem superfluous are only not superfluous in the sense that they attend to the needs of the superfluous.
    Most of time, when people ask why something terrible happened, they don't realize they are looking for someone to blame.

    --Meditations on Uncertainty Vol ξ(x)

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