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  • #22510
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    Ken Sims
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    IIRC, Pastor Jason was one of the leading forces of SOBIZ. He was very active in the forums, then without warning he disappeared for several months. After a while I emailed him at two different email addresses trying to find out if he was even still alive, and got no response. I believe SOBIZ pretty much died during that period.

    Pastor Jason did show back up, posted a few times, and then disappeared for good.

    As far as my personal financial involvement in seasteading:

    In addition to my on-going donations to TSI, I also put $2,000 in one user’s seasteading project. It was more of a grant than an investment, which is good because the project never got very far.

    I also gave serious consideration to another user’s project, but he wanted a minimum buy-in that was around $8,000 if I recall correctly. Whatever the exact number was, it was more than I was comfortable with. I’m doing well financially, but I’m not wealthy. And I’m getting closer to retirement so that increasingly has to take priority.

    The biggest problem with investing in any seasteading projects discussed in these forums is that few people/groups want to put together a detailed financial plan. And if it is presented as an investment rather than a request for a donation/grant, any serious analysis of how the investment could actually generate a positive return.

    #22156
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    Ken Sims
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    The email problem has been corrected and registrations are again permitted.

     

    As mentioned previously, anyone who registered on or after 2013-07-11 (the 11th of July 2013) will have to register again.

    #22098
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    Ken Sims
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    There’s no change to TSI being just a facilitator of seasteading

     

    In the “Comprehensive Seasteading Project” part of the new TSI newsletter

    http://www.seasteading.org/2013/06/the-seasteading-institute-june-2013-newsletter/#1csp

    you’ll see that they say “Once we make it to the end of Phase I of this comprehensive study, we hope to spin off a collaboration with real estate developers and investors to actualize the resulting plan.”

    #22054
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    Ken Sims
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    You would have to be flying a “flag of convenience” of some country that gives asylum (since you will be under the laws of that country) and which would back you to the hilt in providing a haven for asylum seekers.

     

    Assuming that such a country even exists, it would probably be simpler for the asylum seeker to just go to that country rather than to seek asylum on a seastead.

    #22039
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    Ken Sims
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    KatOnTri, it wasn’t a length issue. For some reason the system flagged that post as spam. I have no idea why. I’ve released it.

    #22009
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    Ken Sims
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    A few things to bear in mind …

     

    1. The Seasteading Institute did not buy the ship. It was given to TSI.

     

    2. The Seasteading Institute is a non-profit organization and therefore cannot run a for-profit seastead. That’s why Blueseed is a completely separate entity.

     

    3. It’s not the mission of The Seasteading Institute to do seasteading, but rather to be a facilitator.

     

    From the Vision/Strategy page:

    As a non-profit organization, our role is not to build seasteads ourselves, but to set the stage in order to empower others to do so. Our program therefore focuses on business development, engineering and legal research, political and industry diplomacy and building a community of aspiring seasteaders.

     

    http://www.seasteading.org/about/visionstrategy/

    #21971
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    Ken Sims
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    That’s a pretty impressive project.

     

    While not a general-purpose seastead where someone like me could go to live, it’s still a big boost for seasteading technology.

    #21935
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    Ken Sims
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    Certainly you could grow rice on a seastead for local use.

     

    But yes, transportation costs would likely make it not economically feasible to export rice from a seastead to land.

    #21824
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    Ken Sims
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    IIRC, you should be able to edit a post for five minutes after you posted it, but no guarantee that it works.

     

    People complained about the forums when we were on Drupal, but Drupal was a joy to work with compared to the current WordPress+BuddyPress combination. And I’m not just talking about forums.

     

    I really don’t understand why WordPress is so popular. I detest it. I don’t spend any more time on the website than what I have to for spam checking.

    #21738
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    Ken Sims
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    Another consideration is that anything that doesn’t move is likely to eventually be grabbed by one land-based government or another.

    #21628
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    Ken Sims
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    I’m not going to merge this thread as it would be inserted into the other thread in a way that would disrupt the flow of that thread.

     

    I’m not an expert on WordPress at all, however as far as I can tell, all of the login handling is cookie-based.

     

    I suggest that you log out, clear all seasteading.org cookies, log in, and make a note of what seasteading.org cookies you have. Then at the point where you appear to be no longer logged in, compare the cookies at that point to what you had before.

     

    What happens if you open the login link into another window/tab, log in, then close that window/tab and refresh the forum thread?

     

    I also suggest that you try a different browser if at all possible. It doesn’t have to have the latest bells and whistles. Right now I’m using Firefox 2.0.0.20 on WinNT4. (That version of FF is the highest that will run on WinNT4.)

     

    Other people with the same authority as you are able to post replies in an existing thread, and you used to be able to do that also. Have you switched browsers, upgraded your browser, switched operating systems, applied patches, or done anything that might affect your browser’s behavior?

    #21603
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    Ken Sims
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    I don’t know why you would have a problem posting to your original Theo Jansen thread, but I merged your new thread into it.

    #21594
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    Ken Sims
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    I can’t find any official documentation on avatar sizes even on the BuddyPress website. Unofficial documentation on third-party websites indicates that the default size for a full-size avatar is 150×150 pixels (and will be thumbnailed to 50×50 pixels).

     

    Ken

    #21590
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    Ken Sims
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    Unfortunately the only configuration settings I could find is whether or not registered users are allowed to upload avatars. It did not provide any additional information, not even the list of file types that appears on the Change Avatar page.

    The only thing that comes to mind at the moment is if the file extension says that it is a JPG but the actual image type in the file is actually something else???

    Ken

    #21557
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    Ken Sims
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    I’ve checked Rich’s user account and don’t see any reason why he shouldn’t be able to do anything that any regular user can do.

    Ken

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