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Cedar  ·  16 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: February 10, 2021

We have moved and love it, tonight is our first night here and wifey cooked us a family dinner and we ate togetger at an honest to goodness dining table -- literally never happens for us.

We have the essentials in, board games mostly, but still lots to do and it's going tk be a month before we are finished I think.

Back to work in an office next week, not by choice.

Cedar  ·  17 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What books are you reading hubski?

I'm going to keep my hairy feet crossed in the hope this means you'll put up some Tolkein/King-inspired art on etsy; trying unsuccessfully to convince the wife to go for some linocuts right now.

Cedar  ·  17 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What books are you reading hubski?

If you like A Song of Ice and Fire (I found myself dissatisfied after A Dance With Dragons), then Steven Erikson's Malazan Empire series is often highly recommended; I've mentioned them here before and I know a few others here like the series; but definitely ones to pace yourself with -- they're big books!

Cedar  ·  17 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: How to convert ArrayList to array in java

Call toArray method.

Weird-ass spam. Java will never be 'vogue'!

Cedar  ·  20 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Shocking Meltdown of Ample Hills — Brooklyn’s Hottest Ice Cream Company

What a delicious if bittersweet read... I love the fantastic flavours and inclusions that you get across the pond as we only ever get a very sanitised version of Ben & Jerrys curtesy of Unilever.

This has prompted me to look up just what we are making in the UK and now I'm thinking I need to take a road trip or learn to make fancy ice cream at home... oh my!

Cedar  ·  20 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Make Your Own COVID Vaccine

Mixing a miniscule amount in with vinegar and water sounds too homeopathic for my liking; in theory I am for open-sourcing hard science but...

This whole thing reeks of an appeal-to-authority, and I'm not sure sticking a big disclaimer before the whitepaper does anything to assuage that.

Edit: Shared but only because I think this is an interesting idea for discussion, absolutely cannot recommend it or speak to the science it purports!

Cedar  ·  22 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: February 3, 2021

I like the username colour it's given me, and it seems to be consistent (browsers, cookiees, order), so what determines it in the api?

Is there any way we can influence that ourselves?

Could it be tied into profile pages or even comments? ala Slide for Reddit ?

Edit: Aha! Cumol also has this colour, so is it based on first letter of the username?

Edit 2: Aha! Cumol's colour is slightly different, so there's something else to it!

Edit 3: Okay... seems there's a distinct jump in chat colurs everyone has over time, does it reset at midnight or something?

Cedar  ·  22 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: How glass drove scientific progress

Thanks for sharing this neat read johan; I wish it went into a bit more early history and was less of an advert for Corning -- but I still learnt something and considered problems I had never thought of.

Though, if the author was going to mention the racism of the time maybe make a point with it?

Cedar  ·  22 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Keep Direction By Good Methods

Really neat bit of history, will be sharing this with the boy scout in the family, thanks!

Article really didn't need the wanky explanation of what a photo is, now obsolete by binary... Bleh

Cedar  ·  23 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Armie Hammer’s Wife Breaks The Silence On Cannibalism Controversy

Non-statement, has he actually done anything that has been alleged? This article is certainly trying to imply it. Blah.

Cedar  ·  23 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Astronomer Avi Loeb on Oumuamua

It's a great filter in some ways. Natural or artificial, if we can achieve capture and investigation of it and similar objects we as a species will be on the right track.

Cedar  ·  23 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: NZ's Water Safety Mascot: The Swim Reaper

Thought you might mean this one:

Cedar  ·  23 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Astronomer Avi Loeb on Oumuamua

I like the interstellar life theory for it's optimism; on a scale of Arachnids to Monoliths I feel the tone is on the higher end of that.

I hope that we do 'something' with the opportunity these sol interlopers present humanity, even if it is just doing science to weird rock moving really fast. That would be something everyone can get behind.

Cedar  ·  23 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: CRUMAR

Well this made me and the youngest laugh and smile, thank you. Is this the 'Good Twin' to the Technologic baby?