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ThurberMingus  ·  19 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Queen Elizabeth II has died, Buckingham Palace announces

ThurberMingus  ·  21 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Walk 3800 ≤ x ≤ 9800 of steps each day to cut your risk of dementia

Related - the 10000 step goal was invented for branding of a Japanese pedometer because the character for 10000 looks a bit like a stick figure walking -

ThurberMingus  ·  27 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The ghost in the machine

The explanation that made sense to me is that's it's a local minima, like local minima around Starry Night or the Mona Lisa that make those paintings keep appearing in descendant images for many generations, except this local minima is negatively weighted to lots of things and is surrounded by gore.

I'll agree with you in daylight but with demure at night

I'm sure the tracks are covered again after the rain last week.

I have been there a bunch of times, it's close to DFW. But the timing is a little tricky, only once was the water low enough and clear enough to wade and splash around the tracks. I was 7 or 8 and it was a fantastic camping trip.

ThurberMingus  ·  39 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 498th Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

Midlake - Roscoe

ThurberMingus  ·  45 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: ARMAGEDDON TIME ARK BASE OPERATION

There's a reasonable explanation:

    ( All "T"s are capitalized in words on This site To emphasize The word "Time". )

But it looks like you'll be out of a job

    Guidance from HIS Holy MEASURES

    removes The Mystery from our History and abolishes costly, Time-consuming experimental research for Perfection!

ThurberMingus  ·  48 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Physical buttons outperform touchscreens in new cars

    The machine was rather difficult to operate. For years radios had been operated by means of pressing buttons and turning dials; then as the technology became more sophisticated the controls were made touch-sensitive—you merely had to brush the panels with your fingers; now all you had to do was wave your hand in the general direction of the components and hope. It saved a lot of muscular expenditure, of course, but meant that you had to sit infuriatingly still if you wanted to keep listening to the same program.

    Zaphod waved a hand and the channel switched again. More gunk music

...Quit worrying about the large scale system, that's not your job. Just parcel out the 33m demo system...

What is a nose cone with good heat conduction fixing? Making sure the inside cooks too, because they never made any mention of heat capacity or dissipation.

On second thought, you could totally do this by hiring engineers to each 'own' some small component and yelling at them if they look at anything else or the system as a whole.

It isn't clear to me that the reaction wheels are for the launch vehicle and not an attempt to show the hater's that the second stage rocket will survive the launch.

I'm 99% sure in their videos they're just flinging this dart out with no attitude control and letting the tail fins and heavy nose keep it from tumbling. At 1:58 it exits the tube pointing about 20 deg from straight in the direction of centrifuge rotation. And in the next 5 seconds looks like it pitches back almost the same amount in the other direction. I have developed no intuition for aerodynamic forces at mach speeds but I wonder if different things happen when you hit atmosphere at 20 deg of pitch at mach 6 instead of 1.6 🤔.

I also love how he talks for a couple minutes about C_D improving between mach 1.6 and 6 while completely ignoring the small ^2 floating next to velocity. Also ignoring that C_D for a dart shaped body only applies when it's not sideways.

Hey man, as a low achieving engineer even I can see the holes in this, It's a yes-man-only project because they've gotta keep this going until the next scheme gets funded.

ThurberMingus  ·  58 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 3, 2022

Fun context on Coughlin is that his audience is estimated at ~30M when the population was 120 to 130M, while Rush had an audience of 15M while the population was 300M+.

ThurberMingus  ·  61 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 3, 2022

That isn't the thread, but the Righteous Mind might have been one of the books. I have requested it from the library.

You may have seen my comment before I edited it, but shooting the messenger was definitely part of the discussion, and I think an important point in one of the books.

ThurberMingus  ·  61 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 3, 2022

Probably more than a year ago there was a thread here about books on talking/arguing with people you disagree with. I can't remember the titles, authors, or which of you were involved. 99% chance kleinbl00 was in it.

I think "shoot the messenger" was a takeaway from one book.

Do any of you remember the thread or the books?


New etymology:

Dog days of summer = when it's still too hot to walk the dog at 10PM so she's awake and restless all night and everyone is tired all day.


Also it's so dry the fire ants left. I haven't seen one on more than a month.


This week's meditation is "fear of failure".


ThurberMingus  ·  67 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Drought in the US

https://www.drought.gov/national has some fun charts too. Like Evaporative Demand showing how much faster than usual the garden is dying.

ThurberMingus  ·  74 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 20, 2022

It could be a mock strawberry (Potentilla indica).

Mock strawberries are edible but very bland compared to real strawberries.

ThurberMingus  ·  84 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 6, 2022

I decided a DS15- fits a nice balance of doing everything I want without going wildly overkill, but I can expand it in the future if needed. I'll see if I can get the newer 22+ without too much backorder delay.

Thanks for the help

ThurberMingus  ·  84 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: “We’re just fucking illegal.”

    Doing what I am doing isn’t easy, and I hesitated. That said, there’s no statute of limitations on doing the right thing.

    MacGann is understood to have recently reached an out-of-court settlement with Uber after a legal dispute relating to his remuneration.


Can't come-to-Jesus while you're still negotiating the payment from Satan.

ThurberMingus  ·  88 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 6, 2022

Today 4 is fine. I need to sit on this decision a few days and weigh current size vs future expansion. Just found out that the model I mentioned isn't one that can be expanded though, their model numbering is a pain.

Macrium Reflect looks good, thanks.

ThurberMingus  ·  88 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 6, 2022

Hmmm. This is a case of anything-is-a-massive-step-forward vs more-is-more-better.

I can't see myself needing your storage capacity, definitely not any time soon.

I'd try Plex on it to see if it works, my Plex use is less intense too, 99% is to a Roku in the next room and the very few things which need transcoding i generated an optimized versions already... And if it's a disaster I can move it back.

I could fit an 8 bay one in the budget, and having the drive bays for double redundancy and a hot swap is real tempting, but I'm also still pretty sure it'd be happy with the 4 bay. The main goal is making automated backups easier than my Frankenstein pi setup, and everything else is bonus.