Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Messages - Pæs

Pages: 1 2 3 [4] 5 6 7 ... 166
anthropological/psychoanalytical terms, "the phallus"...
From now on I'm going with "SGitR or what anthropologists would call 'kind of a dick'."

And by textbook, I mean that I finished a psychology BS a few months ago, and that is literally in the textbooks.

Techmology and Scientism / Re: Dumb Question
« on: October 24, 2015, 07:32:48 am »
According to DeBeers, a .2 gram diamond was formed from 2.8 grams of pure carbon.

So, 1/14th.

Where does the rest of the carbon go?

presumably lost as assorted waste products

Have you considered reading the rest of the thread before shitting a SGitR answer out of your idiotic face?

What is SGitR? I was totally on board with the rest of that.

We seem to be asking the tough questions ITT? Okay, let's go.

Signora and I are visiting in a couple of weeks. We're spending most of our time in LA, staying a wee way out of the city in Valencia. We're also trekking over to DC, but only have a day there because we're ridiculous at planning trips.

The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: InsprioBot
« on: October 14, 2015, 10:26:17 pm »

The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: InsprioBot
« on: October 14, 2015, 10:13:31 pm »

Techmology and Scientism / Re: Dumb Question
« on: September 28, 2015, 02:26:17 am »
Okay, you fuckers got me. I've been hoarding the extra mass. It started small, scraping a little ash here and there and squirreling it away in my pockets, hoping that nobody would notice. Signora, you must understand, nailed to the floor the worm who brings me my cocaine and I needed a little something to TIDE ME OVER, OKAY?

This is how it started, but soon enough it ESCALATED. Pretty soon I'm ferrying out handfuls of ash to the car and stuffing the glovebox full. Transporting it home and shoveling it into ash piles behind the garden shed (and then filling the garden shed). I'm hopped up on ash all day at this stage. It suggests to me that I do terrible things. It helps me dream up methods of better harvesting and secreting it. It helps me scheme more and more brilliant uses of this under-appreciated material.

At first these were purely entrepreneurial ventures. Many foods, you see, contain "ash" as ingredient. So I figure, if ash is one ingredient, why can it not be all ingredients? And I sell 100% ash burgers and ash soda from my food truck. I serve ash cones to delight and amaze children. As my appreciation for ash increased, I began to treat it less as a business and more as a religious pursuit. I began to get carried away.

It is good that I live in this little country on the bottom of the planet. It becomes easy to tell the fourteen-odd others "why, yes? There always has been a second island, friend. We do not live there simply because it is too dusty" and they agree and struggle to pull their feet free from the floor.

It has been long since I visited the North Island, but they remember me still. They think of me when a southerly snatches powder from the surface of my ashen desert, obscuring their green fields and polluting their clear waters and carrying my hysterical shrieks into their homes. And they look at one another knowingly, say nothing, and try not to think too hard whenever they notice a little mass missing here and there.

This thread caused me to return to the arguments against human uniqueness outlined by the illustrious Professor Trol Bearington.

Basically what trix said.

Acquire ARM version of your intended distro.

Using device-specific sorcery blow Android away.

Jerry-rig the Linuxes into your tablet, maybe developing and flashing a custom bootloader. Brick and recover the device a few dozen times. Still require an Android stock kernel to even start running.

Once you're running, lament the lack of compatibility with any of your hardware, unless you're also interested in writing new drivers, I guess

I haven't done any Surface, but my understanding is that Surface runs RT and Surface Pro runs full Windows 8 (now 10).

You are not going to have a nice time putting a Linux distro straight onto an Android tablet, unless it's as a hobby project like install Linux on your microwave.

Literate Chaotic / Re: The World Unseeing Ebook!
« on: June 23, 2015, 08:18:49 pm »
Hi tammy,

You seem to have failed to notice that everyone is actually being supremely reasonably and calmly, gently explaining your faux pas to you.

I feel as though you may be the kind of person to miss details like this.

For this reason, having read your bio, I would like to respectfully suggest that when your friend, after you had 'spouted and waxed far too lyrical online', suggested "you should write a book," what they were in fact trying to communicate to you was "please, Tammy, it's 2am I don't want to read your Hagrid/Tyrion slashfic, especially not as rendered by Facebook's messaging service. Go and write these ideas somewhere I don't have to engage with them."

You may have manipulated the others into thinking you've reformed, but I've got my eye on you.

Unless there's no functional difference between pretending to be a decent person and actually being one.


I am understanding that IT security is your primary talent and your others are inferior to it. So if we use your lecture on crypto as a baseline, you know less about most other things?

Now when you claim to have studied for years, is this "study" in the same sense that you "studied" IT security?

Fair call. I think his meltdown trajectory is changing towards less lulzy, more boring repetition, anyway.

Pages: 1 2 3 [4] 5 6 7 ... 166