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Evaluating Opus

To support fully streaming operation in the browser, I think we would need to switch to using web sockets. Doable, but complicated and may not be worth it?

200ms of latency isn't ideal, but also isn't that bad. The design does not require minimizing latency, just keeping it reasonably small.

Evaluating Opus

You can do that, but then you need the server to retain per-client state. Everything stays much simpler if we don't!

Food Spending During Covid

Not trying to count things like when my work brought my team out for a celebratory lunch, on the company card. since the not eating at restaurants is mostly about us trying to save money.

Food Spending During Covid

In our case, some of our housemates were eating out reasonably often but our family wasn't. I think my wife and I ate at a restaurant we paid for maybe twice a year on average?

Jam is obsolete

I expect cough syrup is a small enough part of anyone's diet that trying to make it work without sugar is a pretty low priority?

I wasn't aware people had moved away from alcohol based mouthwash; looking at my store brand Listerine knockoff it seems to be 21.6% alcohol.

Jam is obsolete

What sort of drugs are you thinking of that we use sugar to preserve?

If they're drugs that people don't consume often or in large quantities then the sugar may not be all that relevant from the health perspective.

Jam is obsolete

You're completely right, but now that we have freezers we can preserve fruit without adding sugar.

Food Spending During Covid

Does your $387 ($194/person) include the costs of delivery?

Back of the envelope, I think the risk of getting covid via going into stores is high enough that delivery is worth it.

Food Spending During Covid

People don't just need protein, we need some amount of overall protein and separately sufficient amounts of individual proteins. When people try to optimize for spending as little as possible on food, and get most of their protein from carbohydrates, it's common to have trouble getting enough lysine. If you do the numbers on lysine I think you're likely to find that adding some beans to your mix makes a lot of sense.

Photos Before Drywall

Houses have a lot of hidden infrastructure, but they're still relatively straightforward. If you opened up a wall of my house and asked me "what is this pipe doing" I think I could figure it out pretty quickly (as could a professional).

As for sizing, that's another thing that I expect to get solved with better technology. If you can measure a few reference points (ex: corners of the room, outlet locations), software really ought to be able to tell you the sizes and precise locations of everything in the picture.

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