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Techmology and Scientism / Re: Weekly Science Headlines
« on: May 20, 2014, 10:24:27 pm »
Tape? Yeah trust Sony to improve the capacity of completely redundant and obsolete storage media.  :kingmeh:

Are you thinking of cassette tapes? Because AFAIK high-density magnetic tape storage is still the standard for archiving ridiculous quantities of data, because it's more reliable and much cheaper than other media. They're also more comfortably transported. Taking entire drives to off-site backup is a risky endeavour. Last I heard (a year or two ago) Google primarily used tape for backup of everything Google.

Tape libraries.


Tape is still pretty perfect if you need to read a lot of data sequentially or don't have a need to search through it regularly, which suits archival uses just fine.

I ave no idea why, but I have carried an ADAT with me for the past decade.  Actually, I guess it's built like a tank, takes massive abuse and always works.  Guess I could have it repurposed to read graphene tape :roll:

[I really like this thread - also just read the quick release super adhesive thing - awesome!]

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Volunteer Thread
« on: May 20, 2014, 10:05:03 pm »
Watch your self, putrid little thing,
We might have to work around some visibility and presentation issues, but have you read yatto's work?

no. what's that about?
we strike the trunk and let it fall.

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: MRSA P FOR(UM}me
« on: May 20, 2014, 08:27:35 am »
When I was at what used to be Longs, I nearly forgot one of those Two's in the ATM.  Before leaving the parking lot, I thought about our conversations, checked my change, and the missing bill was still in the machine when I went to check... :magick:

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You should have seen how upset the attachment parenting mommy groups got about the Crib Dribbler. :lulz:
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We had that couch for 20 years - shoulda kept the plastic on it...
Now, that, I got me some Seagram's gin
Everybody got they cups, but they aint chipped eenz
At ease, as I mob with the dog Pound, feel the breeze

Rolling ...  Laid back...


:lulz: had to, please give them my regards  :ffs:

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Two seperate factions fighting to rule the same Soveriegn state or territory. . Still a bit of a misnomer though, because by that point, civility has gone right out the window.
The territory is earth, my rule is autonomy, and all my bloody civilians are motherfuckingnfreedom fighters. Want some chips with that serano :evil:
The territory is now immaterial, my rule is written across your forehead in Sharpie marker, and civilians all ride Jet-skis. Freedom is now compulsory, and insurgents  fight to feel the familiar yoke of Imperial Despotism. And you speak of CHIPS? I'll give you chips, with your chips. So you can even chip while you chip. Now the only choice left is Ketchup or Mayo. And we're almost out of Mayo.
Still luv ya bro.


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Trix,

This:
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"At what point is that supposed to be socially acceptable, cool, or intelligent?"
Pause.
Just as he is about to respond, pass him a copy of "A Movable Feast"

The problem with otherwise trying to shame him is that with that Dutch courage in him again, subject to personality, he'll go out done good trying to prove how wrong all youse is.

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Volunteer Thread
« on: May 19, 2014, 07:33:57 pm »
We might have to work around some visibility and presentation issues, but have you read yatto's work?

Which?  His, or the stuff he stole?

So that's the guy that stole and jumped ship?  I think I have a drawing "of his" in my PM.

He didn't jump ship, he was pushed, after he announced that he was going to use people's work whether they liked it or not.

I don't want to dredge any shit up just to humor my misplaced idealism, so I take it this was not a misunderstanding?  Immediately, my advocate pops up and is like "Lucy, you know how confusing the issue of provenance can be when dealing with the collective unconscious.  Think about your father..."

[Ed.  Coinki-dinkily, I just "accidentally" marked all my posts as read...  I get it, I get it...]

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Volunteer Thread
« on: May 19, 2014, 07:20:06 pm »
We might have to work around some visibility and presentation issues, but have you read yatto's work?

Which?  His, or the stuff he stole?

So that's the guy that stole and jumped ship?  I think I have a drawing "of his" in my PM.

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Volunteer Thread
« on: May 19, 2014, 07:13:41 pm »
We might have to work around some visibility and presentation issues, but have you read yatto's work?

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Two seperate factions fighting to rule the same Soveriegn state or territory. . Still a bit of a misnomer though, because by that point, civility has gone right out the window.
The territory is earth, my rule is autonomy, and all my bloody civilians are motherfuckingnfreedom fighters. Want some chips with that serano :evil:

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Sid would insist that the pool drain part is very important, to be performed at all costs, permits or relics notwithstanding.  The high pitched ringing in his ears suddenly became perspicuous again as it rapidly precipitated in frequency. Like an infernal turbine winding-down through the harmonic spectrum of being, boring beyond the Mohorovicic Discontinuity of his soul, past repair it touched the limit that had finally outstripped and stretched too far his capacity to return in one piece.  Pop.
 
Turns out those memory leaks are built into the architecture to serve as drain taps for some kind of well, or whathaveyou.  Some of the finer shit gets sloughed off the top of the stack.  This churning is instantiated by a push followed by release.  Calling for a pool pushes that stack to the top, and release causes that pool to pop from the stack.  This assumes operations are performed in a garbage collected environment, therefore, those leaks are only collected if the task is specifically called after storage thresholds have been exceeded. 

Meanwhile, proper coding for that objective was becoming difficult to obtain, legally or otherwise.  The overflow had to go somewhere, and we were running out of space.  Most obstacles had been surmounted: anchors seamlessly in place, plenty of rope in the spool, and a decent amount of headroom.  Things were looking good. Then he remembered autorelease.  The thread had not been wrapped.

[sp. Perspicuous]

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Yea, it was the eyebrow thing that struck me like they were trying to leave a message.  Not to be outdone, I was just brainstorming some degenerate possibilities :lulz:

Any "message" they were trying to send was RECEIVED when that one flew up my shorts a year or two ago.
Plan B:  in Biological warfare, bee-friend the enemy of your opponent

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.. they say, more than 500 bees engulf each hornet in a ball and raise their body temperatures to levels so high that the hornet dies in about 20 minutes. Some defenders die in the struggle against an enemy that is four times the length and 20 times larger than an individual bee. But their bodies are pushed out of the ball and they are replaced by others as the bees turn up the heat of their attack.

With the hornet entrapped, the bees vibrate and quickly raise the temperature of the ball to 116 degrees Fahrenheit, above the laboratory-measured lethal temperature range for the hornet of 111 to 114.8 degrees, the report said. Tests show that the bees, which display unagitated body temperatures of 95 degrees or less, can survive heat of up to 122 degrees.

Native Japanese bees know how to do that, not American ones, and that's only when a scout comes to the hive. Also I'm not sure Roger said it was an east Asian waspzilla. Arizona has its own native arthropods of doom.

Arg.  I knew that Shinto bees were particularly efficient against the Goliath's, and some domestic bees also knew the tactic.  Arizona, however, now that complicates things :eek:

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Volunteer Thread
« on: May 19, 2014, 04:44:32 am »
Hi.

I've actually got a lot going on right now but I would love to help out in a bunch of ways.

I do all kinds of stuff with art, none of it professionally.  I don't play music though (a little tambourine and triangle).  I really like to write, mostly fun
   stuff and I am trying to get back into drawrings/painting.  (current projects are PBR design the can 2015 contest and a Lil Bub canvas portrait)

Somehow I've got some woodworking projects going on too. That's sure to be a mess.

I'm also a good "idea" guy. Today's good one involved a very large (10ft or so) inflatable 20 sided die.  I suggested that one of the superfluous uses for this contraption could be as a "beach ball" substitute at concerts/festivals.  If there's a band playing (picture someone fun like phishish) they could beforehand select 20 tracks and place each on a marquee above the crowd, corresponding with a number from 1-20. The crowd hits the die around until it reaches a platform near the stage where the number it settles on is the next song played!  :lulz:

I also study the occult and am a superhero.

Design an appropriate integrated circuit to register and determine which number resulted.  Compare data to results of pools using more than 1 die, different numbers of faces and combinations of numbers.  Contrast to using odd versus even sided polyhedrons

Bonus Question:  why was the die red?

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