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cgod  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 2 Giuliani Associates Arrested on Campaign Finance Charges - The New York Times

They donated to several other Republican lawmakers.

cgod  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: October 9th 2019

I suppose I could lock him in the house and never let him experience the great outdoors again but I personally think you have to be a sick fucking person to keep indoor only cats.

cgod  ·  5 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: October 9th 2019

One of my cats learned how to kill birds and proceeded to attempt a neighborhood genocide. He went from not killing birds to killing one or two a day.

We ordered some bell collars and his kill count went down to one every two days.

We have more bells coming today, they are supposedly louder and ring easier than the ones we have.

I took his collar off today to adjust the bells (he was able to hook their rings on his teeth). He bolted during the collar adjustment and came back 20 min later with a bird.

If I can't get the bird kill rate down to something like one a year than he'll only be able to go outside at night.

He's a hell of a cat. The vet just saw him and said something like "this is what a healthy cat should look like!" He's lean fit and smart. I've never had a smart cat before.

Hope I can get a handle on his murderous behavior.

I'm drinking Broken Top bourbon from Sisters Oregon, I think they have bourbon figured out at their price point.

cgod  ·  7 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ginger Baker, Cream Drummer And Force Of Nature, Dies At 80

I picked up a copy of Ginger Baker's Air Force on a coffee for records trade a few weeks ago. Time to spin it up!

cgod  ·  26 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: September 11, 2019

Not from scratch.

People have been doing this for a decade but the web of free software that runs a full cabinet is a crazy mess.

Everyone's set up is a little different and it seems like you'll never find anyone that exactly shares your setup.

cgod  ·  27 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What is Apple working on?

Here's your Apple car for contrast. The branding was a little different on the ones I've seen.

cgod  ·  27 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What is Apple working on?

You can't miss the Apple cars, they have a giant robot dick on the roof and loud Apple branding, they were all over my neighborhood last week.

cgod  ·  31 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: September 11, 2019

A web cam with head tracking will get you most of the way there. The web cam method only give perspective in a plane while a kinetic will add a z axis to the perspective change.

I'm a long way from implementing head tracking so it isn't much of a worry. I suppose I'll keep my eye out for web cams and kinetic's while I check Good Will for a back plate and for matrix monitor.

cgod  ·  33 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: September 11, 2019

Things are going well for my daughter in gifted nerd school.

She had a great deal of anxiety about changing schools, to the extent that she was transferring her anxiety to other issues like burglars coming in the house and killing us all or the Earth burning up due to global warming. Shit got real dark for her.

Most the anxiety was over not making new friends. She's usually pretty good at making friends but whatever.

She made friends with some kids who like to play the Pokemon card game, so I bought her starter packs. Is Pokemon a cool card game? It came after I was a kid, and really have no idea.

I've got a spare flat screen TV sitting around so I'm thinking about turning it into a virtual pinball cabinet. Virtual pinball is pretty amazing, check out some YouTube of it. I hope to get the software working by next week and if I can get that working I'll buy some hardware (buttons and a plunger plugged into a makeshift box with a USB control hub). Hopefully the week after that I can start building a cabinet. I'm going to have to find a few monitors at Goodwill for the back display.

I hope to get solenoids to simulate the bumpers and some kind of head tracker to make it do 3d as i move around, I should probably buy a tilt sensor as well.

I project 3 months so I guess it will take me 5 months to get it all up and running.

If you buy coffee, do this for me, know what size you want and wether you would like room or not when you order. If you want an alternative milk, tell the poor soul before they start your drink. Have your money ready (you know you have to pay, so stop acting like this phase is such a fucking surprise). I hear many people bitch about how slow service is at coffee shops but I'm guessing many people should be complaining to a mirror.

I'm four strong Belgium's in and have cracked open a bottle of white port wine. I haven't been able to get a proper drunk on for weeks but tonight the spirit has over taken me. Huzzah!

cgod  ·  42 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Religion in the Classroom Makes Colleges Feel Uneasy - The Atlantic

    I personally used to absolute detest people who derailed classes and the people who did it were often repeat offenders. Any time their hands would shoot up there really would be a collective groan from other students. I hated most people who'd waste class time to squabble with the teachers over assignments and grades, as if office hours didn't exist or something.

Oh yea, you know exactly who I'm talking about.

I really liked community college, Most everyone was vary focused on getting their shit done but I found that there were just as many people looking to derail shit in community as there was at university.

cgod  ·  43 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Religion in the Classroom Makes Colleges Feel Uneasy - The Atlantic

I found that religious minded students were more than ready to interject what the bible says about any given topic regardless of weather it added to or was appropriate in the context of the discussion (philosophy class was the most onerous class that the god bothers couldn't help but sideline).

In economics class it was the gold standard fools cramming in the latest exciting ideas from Ron Paul any time they thought they could shoehorn it in.

I got real tired of these people trying to sideline class time with their personal preoccupations. I even got rude about it at points, I suppose I made an unsafe space for the discussion of religion or gold. "We are studying ancient Greek philosophy, not Jesus, your leaping 400 years ahead." Teachers were afraid to say anything, you could see their eyes glaze over at the 40th bible quotation of the semester but they were rarely going to do anything but try and gently steer things back on track.

cgod  ·  46 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 28, 2019

It's a dumb little grey and cream cat with a tail that's rolled up like a cinnamon roll.

I'm glad neither cat has tried to kill it. One of my cats (probably not the little dumb one) kills a lot of rodents. I've seen them follow opossums around pretty peacefully if they are grown adults, so I suppose a skunk is just big enough to not try and kill.

A cat of ours that passed last year used to kill one or two squirrels every year. He might have been game enough to go for it.

Thank God the only bird they have ever killed was a Blue Jay. It was probably trying to harass them and got what was coming. We have had the shittiest dive bombing jerk Blue Jay's lording around the yard for a few years, kill another and I'll start giving out medals.