Getting on the same page as someone on 'big' topics seems a task particularly suited to AI. Human cognition is messy, slow, and not everyone is adapted to rapid-fire social interaction. This bears real costs. If the computer could just understand what I wanted to say, taking my dumb words and turning them into nice shiny non-offensive prose, then I could maintain a lot more human connection than I do at present.
Perhaps more famously, Jungleman compiled hand histories from many different people while he was playing Tom Dwan in the 'durrrr' challenge (which I guess technically isn't over....)
Here's a map that shows the area before mining began in 1978: https://www.bund-nrw.de/fileadmin/nrw/bilder/Braunkohle/1975...
So the rehabilitation area is in fact only the very prominent forest directly to the northwest of the active mining, a third to half its size rather than twice or thrice.
Ahhh! I remember that! But it was not difficult to put a bunch of bottles, nipples and caps into a pot of boiling water. Hardly "terrible".
And nowadays most modern water supplies are safe for infants:
The author even squeezes the following line in at the end, contradicting the headline:
>Not all of these problems were first caused by the Boomers, but they each worsened on their watch.
I would love to see less finger pointing and more solution brainstorming. It seems like the "us vs. them" attitude which dominates politics is leaking into every other aspect of life. It's rather disheartening.
> Instead of us staring at each other trying to decide whether the group considers it serious enough to go along with, just having that person singled out as the "official" one was enough to get the momentum going.
Not sure how fast that's gonna happen, but one may hope!
But being worried about the size is the whole point of image compression.