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(Politico)   When you 'go off the grid' you don't tell people "I'm going off the grid', you just 'go off the grid'. Unless of course you're trying to pump up your tinfoil hat teevee show ratings, then it's okay   (politico.com) divider line 19
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2014-02-05 02:24:52 PM  
3 votes:

wildcardjack: One family "off the grid" might survive until supplies run out, but it's not enough people to remain off the grid.

Small villages tended towards 100-150 people. This gave enough diversified labor to develop talents in baking, butchering, and candle stick making. The specialization of skills in a society improved life for all involved. Even if he tried to learn all the skills he'd still have to do all of them all the time.

Simply put, self sufficiency is a poverty trap or a lie.


You can get self-sufficiency with a smaller population, say 80 or so, with proper specialization of labor.  Butchers, brewers, cooks, farmers et all will supply your food and booze needs independently of trade caravans.  The downside is that you don't have enough labor to really set up a good metal industry, which sucks if you want to breach the adamantine spires and invade hell without locally-sourced master weaponsmiths or armorsmiths.  At least according to Dwarf Fotress.

Now, if you want to do any projects involving magma, you're going to need extra dwarfs just to manage the inevitable burning dwarf issues.
2014-02-05 02:53:33 PM  
2 votes:
What some Drones after Jesse Ventura might lool like

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2014-02-05 02:18:45 PM  
2 votes:
I went off the grill once and ate nothing but cereal for a week. What a survival experience. Also, I lost the remote and had to watch the same channel.
2014-02-05 01:59:20 PM  
2 votes:
First rule of Hide Club is don't call national media to announce membership in Hide Club.
2014-02-05 01:47:18 PM  
2 votes:
Maybe he meant "off the GIRD" because he asked his healthcare provider if Prilosec was right for him.
2014-02-05 01:41:53 PM  
2 votes:
Because we all know that drones are blocked by national boundaries like they're force fields.
2014-02-05 05:24:40 PM  
1 votes:
I went off the grid once in the 80's ... while playing Might and Magic. I thought it was a really big dungeon that I could never find the end to. Turns out it was just a  crappy 15X15 dungeon that wrapped around, so that if you went off one edge you ended up on the other side of the dungeon at the other edge.

After filling up two sheets of graph and then realizing that it was just a crappy 15 X 15 dungeon I never went off the grid again.
2014-02-05 03:37:27 PM  
1 votes:

toraque: wildcardjack: One family "off the grid" might survive until supplies run out, but it's not enough people to remain off the grid.

Small villages tended towards 100-150 people. This gave enough diversified labor to develop talents in baking, butchering, and candle stick making. The specialization of skills in a society improved life for all involved. Even if he tried to learn all the skills he'd still have to do all of them all the time.

Simply put, self sufficiency is a poverty trap or a lie.

You can get self-sufficiency with a smaller population, say 80 or so, with proper specialization of labor.  Butchers, brewers, cooks, farmers et all will supply your food and booze needs independently of trade caravans.  The downside is that you don't have enough labor to really set up a good metal industry, which sucks if you want to breach the adamantine spires and invade hell without locally-sourced master weaponsmiths or armorsmiths.  At least according to Dwarf Fotress.

Now, if you want to do any projects involving magma, you're going to need extra dwarfs just to manage the inevitable burning dwarf issues.


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2014-02-05 02:50:24 PM  
1 votes:
The drones are just waiting for him to let his guard down, and then... BAM THEY'VE GOT HIM DOWN IN THE CORNER AND, HOLY CRAP HERE COMES B-ROCK THE ISLAMIC SHOCK WITH THE CHAIR!!!
2014-02-05 02:12:35 PM  
1 votes:
slam.canoe.ca

Oh yeah, he'll blend right in.
2014-02-05 02:10:30 PM  
1 votes:
Sounds like... an Amish paradise.
i570.photobucket.com
2014-02-05 02:04:57 PM  
1 votes:
The first rule of 'Off-The-Grid Club'...
2014-02-05 01:55:25 PM  
1 votes:
Say what you will about the guy

I'll take a gallon of Ventura's crazy over a teaspoon of inside-the-belt 'sanity' any day of the week.
2014-02-05 01:51:29 PM  
1 votes:
I left the grid long ago.

Now I'm on the cloud.
2014-02-05 01:50:36 PM  
1 votes:

wildcardjack: One family "off the grid" might survive until supplies run out, but it's not enough people to remain off the grid.

Small villages tended towards 100-150 people. This gave enough diversified labor to develop talents in baking, butchering, and candle stick making. The specialization of skills in a society improved life for all involved. Even if he tried to learn all the skills he'd still have to do all of them all the time.

Simply put, self sufficiency is a poverty trap or a lie.


You mean, it takes a village?
2014-02-05 01:50:08 PM  
1 votes:
I go off the grid whenever I misplace my cell phone.
2014-02-05 01:46:35 PM  
1 votes:
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2014-02-05 01:45:07 PM  
1 votes:
If I was afraid of drones I sure as hell wouldn't surround myself with brown people.
2014-02-05 01:39:22 PM  
1 votes:
Why's he hiding from drones?  He aint got time to bleed.
 
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