Reminds me of the post Linus made introducing the world to Linux..
Be warned, it will probably only ever work on AT harddisks. :-(
It is not random! That means Smashing Pumpkins Into Small Piles Of Putrid Debris
It has its origin in a Usenet post by Eli S Bingham on 12/1/93
> Subject: Solution to all the DOOM posts...
> Listen up, ID Software!
> Next time you have an impending release of a much anticipated game, make
> sure it's name is not so cool-sounding as DOOM and much longer to
> eliminate all of the casual "Where can I get xxx" posts. How about
> "Smashing Pumpkins Into Small Piles Of Putrid Debris" for the next game?
If anybody is wondering what this comment is about, Dutch Boyd ran an online poker site called 'PokerSpot' before online poker became quite popular.
There were problems and it failed, owing customers hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Dutch and his partner received an offer to pay off the customers in full, and get themselves some walking around money as well, but they rejected it. His customers were NEVER paid the money they were owed.
Since then dutch has won $2m+ in tournaments and didn't pay a dime to his customers.
Dutch, you earned this bad karma. Enjoy it, you miserable fuck.
Reminds me of this question about basic water rendering from Vladimir Kajalin, who is now lead developer at a big game studio and that invented a real time ssao algorithm in 2007 that pretty much every game uses since then.
Here's an archive of an old hip-hop forum
Some of the posts were made in the 90s.
Funny post from 1993
Real changelog as known now:
>As others have said and JBQ confirmed 4.1.2 is a minor update on top of 4.1.1 the new revision of hardware deals exclusively with future revisions of the Nexus 7 (grouper), not maguro or toro (Samsung Galaxy Nexus) devices. Apparently these new revisions are shipping with a new power management chip that is completely incompatible with 4.1.1 as new driver/bootloader tweaks are necessary. [link]
So no need for being excited for non Nexus 7 owners. *(and for Nexus 7 owner neither)
They took it to PMS and there is a google forum group somewhere talking about it.
Edit: Sorry guys, cant find the link! Thankfully /u/rachel1787 has it!
> We don't just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages
down alleyways to beat them unconscious and riffle their pockets for
Why would it be expected to have the full AOSP release put out now?
Eclair 2.1 was not released into AOSP in a buildable state until 16 days after the Nexus One was available running 2.1. Froyo was not released into AOSP with the SDK either, it was released after the OTA to a device (Nexus One - June 23rd). Gingerbread was not released with the SDK either (Dec 6th if memory serves correctly), it was released with the Nexus S (Dec 17th while the device was available Dec 16th).
To expect the full source to be released before a device is out running it doesn't make much sense to me and doesn't match the recent history of AOSP releases.
Just to follow up, found this:
From here: [link]
Regarding the restoration of the AOSP repo on kernel.org:
"To reiterate, these servers contain only the ‘gingerbread’ and ‘master’ branches from the old AOSP servers. We plan to release the source for the recently-announced Ice Cream Sandwich soon, once it’s available on devices."
This seems to match up exactly with the 2.1, 2.2 and 2.3 AOSP releases - wait for it to be out on a device (Nexus devices in these cases) and then push to AOSP.
Here is the original. Have you just found Satoshi?
"x" goes on to describe decentralised consensus, proof of work, infinitely divisible money with a fixed quantity, etc... He even calls his invention a "virtual coin".
> I was (and am) working round the clock to fix everything and planned to release a statement later.
>Anyway, server-side the bug was fixed yesterday. This means that the exploit won't work, and you can safely keep Cerberus (whatever version you have) installed on your device. I know the guy who found the exploit says otherwise, but that's not true. Here is the IMEI number of my Nexus 4: 356489051656994, in case he wants to send a wipe command to the phone and prove me wrong.
>An update of the app will be published tomorrow or on Monday, and after that we will release a longer statement. Thanks for your patience.
25 years from now we'll be looking back to remark how this reddit post was the spiritual equivalent of Linus' original Usenet post. :)
I believe that this post from 1981 is the oldest surviving post in the archives. And yes, Usenet wins hands down as the longest running forum. It's not as active as it was 20 years ago, but it's still kicking.
I did find this...
Man if I had more time I'd love to track down the "blow by blow" ASCII.
Edit: Here's an even better rumble summary in that thread...
> And now for the main event: The ROYAL DISAPPOINTMENT (err . . . Rumble)
You know, I actually think that somewhere in McMoney's mind, there is a thought
process which causes him to take a cool idea and destroy it completely (yes,
I realize this is not particularly startling news). The first two participants
were Ric "Why am I still here?" Flair and Bob "Boy, don't I look mentally
> Overall, this is the worst Royal Rumble I have ever witnessed. Yokozuna
wins by throwing Randy Savage (who for some reason was going for a pin) over
the top rope.
Overall a very disappointing event, considering it is the only PPV event that
I am regularly willing to pay for every year.
Yep, other than not being able to check Wikipedia to spell guy's names right... it's feels just like home!
I'm not even the person that creates the whitelist, anymore. ggautoblocker has an appeals board where all requests and discussion is public. Because, you know, ethics. Also, I've got some amazing people helping out with them. Mad props to them. :)
Great job tarruda, I sent $100 to the bounty.
Since you created this thread, I'll respond to your comment here:
> Neovim is an attempt to aggressively refactor vim source code in order to make it simpler to maintain and implement new features
I think this is a much better idea than rewriting in some other language, as proposed by Marc Weber and others. Those kinds of projects are usually doomed from the start.
> Remove tons of legacy-supporting code
It depends on what legacy systems you are talking about--one of Vim's strengths is backwards compatibility. But I do think minimum requirements should be established. For example, I do not think it is a good idea to support OSes that have not been updated in more than 10 years, such as Amiga and Windows 95.
> Remove all GUI-specific code from vim
Seems like a good idea, but I don't really know.
> Implement a generic 'UI' that speaks a common protocol such as json/msgpack RPC
Is this efficient? Will C bindings also be supported? (Possibly a stupid question)
Will neovim support terminal (non-GUI) mode?
Wow! This is the most prophetic thing I have ever predicted.
Am I a genius or Am I a genius?
I know I'm on a roll, but I promise I'll quit. But 5 years ago, on RSC (the original /r/cricket), i predicted the exact same scenario (I go by the uname tendulkar.com there -- a domain name that I actually own :)
My lab has been using Python3 in production for 2+ years. The web framework people were the biggest stick-in-the-muds, but they've mostly come along at this point. For example, Django works on Python3 as of last December.
PyPy has experimental support for Python3, but it's not ready for general use yet. At the rate they've been working, I'd expect something usable (if not 100% stable) by the end of the year.
The moral of the story is: people continue to use Python2 mostly because of large, messy, legacy code-bases that they don't have the resources to port yet. As a new user, you don't have this issue. Don't be part of the problem ;)
Once they're available on the redditgifts.com we'll make sure to post it to /r/bicycling (either sticky and/or on the sidebar) and announce it on the Reddit Jersey Google Group.
It took a shitstorm of bloggers and discussions for joyent to go back and honor their deal. I'd be wary of using their products.
There are always a few "what did you do?" posts also, followed by one from a year or so later saying that "you followed up to a 6yo post?".
On the subject, this is my favorite. :) Original post was made December 29, 1990. I followed up on September 16th, 2009.
It's so fucking funny how casually he talks about hearing Gin and Juice when it first came out.
EDIT: Heres people in 96 arguing West coast vs East coast
Wasn't this refuted by Google engineers (Dianne Hackborn): [link]
> Also given that this is the NDK list, the limit is actually not imposed on you, because it is only on the Java heap. There is no limit on allocations in the native heap... that said, if we start to see applications take advantage of this to allocate significantly more memory above the value returned by [link] then we will probably be forced to make the platform more aggressive about finding and killing such apps to keep everything running well.
I'm not sure if this has changed by now, but if the app was written with the NDK there is no limit at all. If anything it just means the app is not optimized well on Android.
So what the VSCO support guy is replying there is actually wrong...
A quote from an interview with Noam Chomsky on how IP laws are used to block progress and development, under the banner of free market discipline:
>Suppose the colonies after independence had been forced to accept that regime. Do you know what we'd be doing now? Well first of all there'd be very few of us here. But those of us who would be here would be pursuing our comparative advantage and exporting fish and fur. That's what economists tell you is right. Pursue your comparative advantage. That was our comparative advantage. We certainly wouldn't have had a textile industry.
I'm applying 'wait and see' liberally. It'd be hard to imagine Google dropping device support and not acknowledging it.
Edit: As others have mentioned, Google's response is available here: Google Groups and Droid-Life
I just want to say that I think I stated my point most clearly in this particular email, somewhat deeper in the thread. The whole thread is about precision and pedagogy, and I feel like the title I gave that thread in the context of /r/haskell misrepresents what I was trying to get at. It's about using the word "monad" in a precise and helpful way.
P.S. /u/alexander_b, I tend to think of the mailing list as a somewhat private place to test out and discuss ideas. I think it's great to share this general idea on /r/haskell where it is quite relevant, but if my name is going on it like that, I'd prefer to present my ideas on my own terms.
Nope nope nope.
It's "mid-flight attitude correction". Or possibly "mid-flight attitude change". Or maybe "mid-air correction". But definitely not "mid air contact".
There's a source as old as 1999 (which in frisbee terms is ancient) listing it as mid-flight attitude correction.
Also, "mac" doesn't actually appear in the rules. The wording is "purposeful bobbling (including tipping, delaying, guiding, brushing or the like) to oneself".
> Hi all,
> Builds for Android 5.0 have been released.
> The following are the builds, tags, and devices supported:
> - LRX21M, android-5.0.0_r2, Nexus Player fugu
> - LRX21L, android-5.0.0_r1, Nexus 9 volantis
> Additional devices support are coming soon.
> Android 5.0 Lollipop will be merged to the master branch in a few days.
> You can learn more about the Android 5.0 Lollipop release and features
> here: [link]
As the guy that developed the Filastruder...
Its a bad idea for a lot of reasons - most of have been touched on here. To summarize:
If you end up getting the ExtrusionBot2, let us know what you think. Reviews on the first version have been sparse.
fun fact: the phrase "worst episode ever" came about when a fan posted it in an alt.tv.simpsons group post. the writers thought it was funny and represented over-attached fans, so they gave it to comic book guy.
original alt.tv.simpson post
It turns out the quote might be misattributed. This seems to the be the first occurrence: [link]
This is from 1991, so you might not find much online.
Good. I wonder, though, what happened to the objections they had about this having a negative impact on performance?
Edit: Ah, I just had to click through to the original announcement:
> Pointer Events as currently defined requires a hit-test on every pointermove (as is the case for mousemove, but not touchmove). This imposes a performance cost on the engine which the major native mobile platforms and browsers don’t have. I intend to work with the PEWG to identify some (probably breaking) API changes to allow us to avoid this cost for touch by default. This will be challenging to do without substantial compat pain, but I’m optimistic some solution can be reached to enable us to support Pointer Events without committing to this performance constraint.
Let's hope this will pressure Apple to support this web standard as well.
Edit: For those interested, see the original announcement that they weren't going to support it.
"Why all this fuss about canon - and, indeed, continuity - in a show about a man who changes history for a living?"
Tweag I/O founder here. The motivation for this was to make distributed programming, be it using Cloud Haskell or other libraries, a lot easier. We have a number of distributed programming projects on the go and the Template Haskell was just getting too painful for us. ;)
The ambition is very much to turn Haskell into a better alternative to Erlang across the board. A much more mature and performant execution environment that compiles down to native code, better GC, SIMD support, GPU programming, better syntax, not to mention the static guarantees GHC's type checking provides...
If something is easy in Erlang, then there's little reason we can't make it equally so in Haskell.
This extension should go a long way towards that, but there is more work to do! We have patches for distributed-process to make use of this extension but it's still work in progress. And down the line, we'll need a much better story for interoperating heterogeneous versions of a binary deployed across a cluster.
But hey, we're finding demand for this from industrial users, so there's potentially plenty of resources to throw at this. If you're interested in joining the effort, contact me and make sure to sign up to [email protected] and [email protected]. Well-Typed have contributed a great initial implementation of Cloud Haskell a couple of years ago and we have an active community working to improve it and maintain it.
To me, this is the best post:
>"Anyone else agree that Steven Moffatt should be commandeered to write for the
new series (should it ever actually occur)? "
Oh, R.P. Augood, whoever you are, you were right all along.
I'm looking into it, but my first guess is that they dropped mass in order to keep the same burn time. More mass means a longer burn with lower acceleration. Shuttle's low, preliminary orbit is a few hundred feet per second slower than it's lowest "safe" altitude, allowing a controlled re-entry of the ET. Getting into that kind of orbit is a LOT touchier than most ascent profiles. Because OMS has so little delta V, you have to release the ET while you've still got some upwards momentum. If you take longer to place into that prelim orbit, you can easily pass apogee and not have enough energy to enter a stable orbit. Keeping extra fuel around isn't going to help, because you'll have to drop the tank before you can utilize it.
EDIT: I believe I'm correct on the mechanics explained above. Here's a fantastic narrative explaining why the center engine failure was not the most important part of this ascent.
We stopped caring a long time ago. Actually, it's really weird to read a text that uses only germanic words, such as uncleftish beholding. A lot of these words are so archaic that you wouldn't know them unless you spent a long time reading Old and Middle English literature.
Now give use your words. All of them.
"I am looking for an unlimited Shivan Dragon. For trade, I have
Lord of the Pit,
Force of Nature,
...and many others. Just ask.
All the moxes,
Most mixed Lands
Twitter's really gotten their shit together with their Android app lately. From a clunky webview before to now a quite beautiful app that works well, and now not only fixing incompatibilities within a day of the preview being released but adding heads up notifications as well.
EDIT: I think this is only for the beta channel, so if you want this update go to this link and opt in for the beta. Wait a bit and you should receive the update.
Please get involved, we need a strong community:
We are currently seeking experienced Java developers. If you have experience with Java please join the Mailing List and let us know!
Feel free to contact us
You need MSE & H.264 or MSE & WebM VP9! Firefox 33 doesn't support that. ~~Firefox 34 does (I think).~~ Firefox Nightly does.
Also, if you right click on the video and select stats for nerds from the context menu and you see DASH: yes, then MSE & H.264 or WebM is supported and you're good to go.
if you check old news groups/rspw forums, you'll see a lot of people shit on austin/rock. i especially remember one post around 96 that said austin wouldn't amount to shit. i think people hated taker too.
guy misses 1980s WWF.
I was taken aback when I recently suggested a feature be added to the "go get" tool akin to the "python pip -r requirements.txt" functionality and was met with responses like:
> If you don't have any Go code, you don't need Go libraries.
> I don't see why planning your project requires downloading dependencies you aren't using. Once you write code that imports a library you don't have, go get can fetch it for you.
I'm sorry - but if I have already planned the project, and I know that I'll be utilizing pymongo, pika and some other packages, I want to download them when I'm setting up the project, not when I'm mid-code and realize I don't have a package downloaded (heaven forbid I'm on a train underground with no internet access - then I have to stop working on the project or work on some other feature until I get to somewhere with internet access).
I truly do not understand how they can defend the lack of certain features so staunchly. It's like the core developers are actively trying to NOT advance the language by giving it useful features.
Edit: Proposal link
I Wouldn't be so fast to label him as anti-gg. (He's pro gg, he just doesn't know it yet heg)
Fun fact: Nick got out of a mailing list ala GJP after getting into an argument with a SJW type. He was defending his right to hold a different opinion without being called names (like racist, misogynist).
This was in the same group that first brought attention to the 'kill gamer identity' paper.
Edit: here's the thread:
Edit2: holy! That thread has gained relevance. Check this quote:
"I think Nick's basic idea, roughly delivered, is:
Does posting an essay or other piece of writing invite others to comment on that piece?
He seems to be trying to get at the answer of "yes, but in a civil manner". Is the issue that disagreement, even in a civil manner, can come across as harassment?"
It may be the case that these people literally equate criticism with harassment and don't just do it for convenience.
Ha! If you guys like that you will LOVE this.
A usenet post from 1991 - defining 'gaymer' as a gay person who plays games.
Because this is usenet there will likely be hundreds of sources who can verify the date - there were so many archives made at the time. Some kept by trustworthy organizations like universities.
Poul Anderson's "Uncleftish Beholding" ("Atomic Theory") is a classic example -- perhaps the first? When I was a student, it inspired me to translate part of Odyssey Book 8 into Anglish.
Now, I thought them not releasing the Honeycomb sources was a big a joke as anyone else after they toted the "open" moniker so much (yeah yeah yeah, I know all the excuses that were given and that they aren't even required to), but lets not jump the gun here. Ice Cream Sandwich was first announced yesterday.
*Plus, they've already said they're releasing the source, so your argument is invalid.
>We plan to release the source for the recently-announced Ice Cream Sandwich soon, once it’s available on devices.
If you like Doctor Who
Look at the name and the date. Then remember to the recent episode of Doctor Who.
Nope. Just comes from being cheesy as in having no substance. Started getting used in fighting games due to some characters using one ability over and over to win fights.
Edit to throw this here as well. The usage predates Starcraft entirely.
>Primal Rage even incorporated it into their game.
>The game also makes some effort to stop infinites and cheap moves, and if you try something that the game considers "cheesy", it'll actually flash a "no cheese" symbol and end your combo, letting the opponent counterattack.
>Another example from 1992. Ctrl+F cheese.
You are probably remembering an exchange I had with him after a talk, where he argued that Reagan wasn't really for smaller goverment, because government expenditure had gone up under him. The numbers he used were nominal, not real (might be true for real, but that wasn't his claim). I objected that the relevant comparsion would be real expenditure. Rothbard's reply was that the inflation was Reagan's fault, so it was legitimate to use it to make him look bad (not a quote).
Or in other words, it was legitimate to misrepresent the evidence to a libertarian audience as long as it resulted in their thinking badly of someone they should think badly of.
You can find an extended discussion of what I regard as deliberate dishonesty in his treatment of Smith and his contemporaries in an old Usenet thread much of which is at:
Also some discussion of that on my web site.
There were other examples, but those should suffice. The nice thing about the historical one is you can check my claims for yourself, since both Rothbard's Economic Thought Before Adam Smith and Smith's Wealth of Nations are webbed.
Source (with more from both of them if you scroll a bit): https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/moderatedaltcomedystandup/5ecz8kcnkCo
I have nothing but respect Bram's work. Vim is really a life's work, and the result (vim) is amazing and long-standing. Additionally, his charity (ICCF Holland) is laudable well beyond its modest scope (check out his visit reports to Uganda (I don't see ICCF listed Charity Navigator, but it seems to be an excellently run charity with minimal overhead/waste).
That said, from a software development standpoint, I have to agree with what's been said above. For example, there are two submitted patches (LCS listchars which visually replaces spaces with symbols, and breakindent, which visually wraps lines in ways that obey the indenting), that have features that people have repeatedly asked for (myself included), that are already done, that people already regularly use, that have languished for years in the official todo. If ready-made patches stagnate, how can other progress be made?
Vim has been large enough for a while now that progress will be slogging until there is regression testing, code refactoring and more than one person handling all the changes. I like the aim and energy of neovim (and be willing to use it), but I do wish Bram had a role in it. I'm not sure if either party would be amenable to that though.
Also it does strike me as somewhat mercenary (though perfectly allowed) to take an open source program which donates all proceeds to charity, and Bountysource it for other purposes, potentially siphoning off money that would have been given to Vim. What is NeoVim's take on ICCF? Ideally, they'd donate at least half of what they take in to ICCF.
Dependency links are a setuptools feature that allows you to give setuptools external URLs to find your dependencies at. They're mostly used to point to dependencies that aren't hosted on PyPi, and only a small minority of publicly-available packages use them.
This does not affect most dependency resolution, since most PyPi packages only depend on other PyPi packages.
Edit: Here's some discussion about the feature and its inclusion in pip, including some examples.
if you CARE about the FUTURE of this issue, get involved in growing WebRTC project.
Just this week a request was made for stronger crypto that developers didn't take very seriously. here: [link]
Unsubstantiated claims made way after the fact. Everyone says that the agent was "loudly telling everyone" that Kobe would only play for the Lakers. Yet somehow literally no one mentioned it at the time. The fact is that the Nets went with Kittles because that's who coach Cal wanted.
For the sake of anyone reading this, /u/spokoino just deleted his own link when he realized it said the following about Okasana's father:
>The following letter to the editor by Oksana Bashuk Hepburn appeared in The
Ottawa Citizen on April 12, 1997. Hers was a reply to an earlier article
titled "No.154922 remembers" written on March 31, 1997 by Steve Petylycky, a
Ukrainian nationalist and Auschwitz holocaust survivor who is writing his
memoirs "Into Auschwitz for Ukraine."
Oksana's father was a Ukrainian nationalist who was also imprisoned in
Auschwitz. She is translating her mother's memoirs dealing with Akcija Wisla.
This is exactly the shit I am talking about that is killing /r/russia. Here is a person who was imprisoned by the Nazis for his beliefs in a sovereign Ukraine, and /u/spokoino calls him a Nazi for no reason other than to slander his daughter. You are allowing yourself to be represented by hateful idiots who will say anything, slander anyone and make you look like petty fools to win their little arguements.
It's a fucking shame.
Author here. You're right, the Unicode bit was nit-picky and went on too long.
The strong critique is that the Go strings package was not designed with Unicode in mind and will have difficulty incorporating Unicode in the future. For example, when you want to compare two Unicode strings, there's a lot of questions you have to answer. Do you want binary equality or canonical equivalence? Do you want to ignore case, ignore diacritics, fold kana, fold character widths? The API wasn't designed with this sort of extensibility, so these features will be an awkward fit if they ever attempt to incorporate them.
A much weaker critique is that Go's purported Unicode-savvy functions have missing cases. This mostly surprised me: the Unicode algorithms are published and freely available, and I assumed that's what Go used. But they are edge cases, as you say, and they can be fixed in the future.
The discussion here is interesting and mirrors my thoughts. "peterGo's" comment suggests that they're working on improving Unicode support, but outside the strings package, which is a little disappointing but way better than not having it.
To answer your final question, my go-to class is NSString in ObjC, which does handle those cases by default.
SIGH There was even a troll thread joking about Magic Johnson when he announced he had HIV in 1991.
Here are even some quotes, so trolling goes back to ancient times it seems:
"They have determined where magic contracted the AIDS antivirus.....
To many SLAM DUNKS!!!!!
HA HA HA HA HA..."
"Actually, he got it through his ears, by listening to too many assholes."
"Did you know that Magic Johnson was born in Michigan, but reared in LA?"
The earliest mention of the ad text is on this page of made-up advertising slogans from 2000 and this rec.humor post from the same year.
Never mind the fact that the name is WD-40, not WD 40. One would think the advertising would at least get the name of the product right.
There's a great reconstructed version of modern English (that eliminates as much as possible all the Latin and Norman in the lexicon) called Anglish. It's quite interesting how readable even a document about atomic theory is.
> Based on what?
my experience as the author and maintainer of a well known and successful orm for the past seven years and my experiences engaging in mailing list conversations totaling almost 30000 messages from actual ORM users, not to mention meeting hundreds of my users at conferences every year.
I wrote about this a while ago on comp.lang.lisp and others chimed in. [link]
Sorry for the google groups link - I wish there was a better archive of Usenet to use instead, but I haven't found one yet.
Reminds me of this oldie.
The site itself unfortunately no longer exists but gave the following response:
We did not find your word "s3nxuwafyxqquxux" but since
you seem to be dumb enough to hand it out to just anyone,
take it from us -- it's not safe!
"640K ought to be enough for anybody."
-- Bill Gates, 1981
He never actually said this.
>QUESTION: I read in a newspaper that in 1981 you said, ``640K of memory should
be enough for anybody.'' What did you mean when you said this?
>ANSWER: I've said some stupid things and some wrong things, but not that. No
one involved in computers would ever say that a certain amount of memory is
enough for all time.
>The need for memory increases as computers get more potent and software gets
more powerful. In fact, every couple of years the amount of memory address
space needed to run whatever software is mainstream at the time just about
doubles. This is well-known.
Fun fact: Not only was the Ring destroyed on March 25, but the Fellowship left Rivendell on Dec. 25 (Christmas).
Here's a Usenet thread discussing this from a while back: [link]
My memory at this point is that Tom Shippey explicitly discussed the Dec. 25 - Mar. 25 date range for the quest, but it's been a while since I read his books.
You might want to check this usenet post from 1991!
> I am a 20 y.o. Gaymer (a gay role-playing enthusiast), and I
am looking for others who share similar interests...I live in
Southern Ohio, and would like to meet some people from there, but
I would love to chat with any other gaymers out there...
Google is handing control of GWT to a steering committee, that doesn't mean they are abandoning it - in fact, Google is hiring developers to work on GWT
Google has so many projects (both internal and external) which are dependent on GWT, that I have a hard time seeing them drop it.
The picture I simply extracted both frames with GIMP, displayed them with two border-less xv viewers, screenshotted with xwd, cut the region with xv, saved as PNG.
As for the ASCII stereogram, I didn't make it. David B. Thomas (xxxx at yenta.alb.nm.us) posted it in the alt.3d USENET newsgroup. Ah! I found google group's copy of the original message from 1992.
The MacVim author has long been opposed to any icon redesign that differs too much from the official one.
This looks like a clear improvement without straying too far from the original. I hope it gets accepted [fingers crossed]. Good luck!
I would imagine that producing a >1.0 thrust/weight ratio with flattus alone would require airspeeds that would preclude a severe case of prolapsed anus.
Going off the math here, and assuming your butthole can open to half a square inch and you weigh 150 lbs, you'd need 300 PSI of pressure, so using that formula I'm getting a speed of 3572 kts, or 4,111 MPH fart winds required for liftoff.
The sequels and prequels had been discussed long before then.
This was posted to Usenet in 1982:
> I wish Lucas & Co. would get the thing going a little faster.
I can't really imagine waiting until 1997 to see all nine parts
of the Star Wars series.
Every time I hear about the sequels getting made, I think of azure!randals and wonder where he is now.
I hope he's still alive.
I hope he gets to see all nine parts of Star Wars some day.
Just an FYI, today is not actually release day for Firefox. Firefox 34 will be released next week, and the merge will happen the 28th. [link]
While this is great a totally cool for CloudFlare customers, I was really hoping that they would start offering free SSL certs to people who aren't their customers.
We desperately need a competitor to StartCom. Back when I started the thread suggesting browsers discourage unencrypted communcations, much of the negative response was about paying for SSL certs were not worth it. I've suggested AOL, but I'm not able to get in contact with anyone there. Does anyone know anyone who works at AOL?
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It is heavily promoted in the Jewish controlled media. It promotes a sociopathic lifestyle.
This math will vary with temperature and with actual atmospheric pressure, but this page runs the numbers for a cubic centimeter of dry ice (weighing about 1.5g) turning into a gas at 1 atm (sea-level) at 25C (77F).
With those temps and pressures as a given, that 1cc of dry ice turns into .83L of gas, which has the same volume as about 28 fluid ounces (with no pressure difference to the outside).
This USENET thread about the burst-pressure of plastic soda bottles indicates that a 2L bottle bursts at 150psi (which is about 10 atmospheres, a single atmosphere being between 14 and 15psi) while smaller bottles hold more pressure, getting stronger as the bottle gets smaller, up to about 185psi, about 12.5 atm.
A half-empty 2L bottle of carbonated soda, therefore, has 1L of empty space already filled by 1L of atmospheric air and released CO2. If you add 5cc of dry ice, it'll turn into 4.15L of ~~air~~ CO2, which added to the liter of air already in there means 5.15L of gas in a 1L volume, which means it'll pressurize to 5.15atm, or about 80psi, which should be safe.
Adding 10cc of dry ice would probably burst the bottle. Adding a good bit more and standing well back would probably burst the bottle and make a loud noise, and just possibly might be a bit awesome.
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> The new chip is functionally identical to the old one, but requires some bootloader and driver tweaks. You don't gain anything from it (if anything, you lose the ability to run 4.1.1).
Some interesting piece of information by JBQ from source:
>As a note to maintainers of community builds running on Nexus 7:
>please update to 4.1.2 at the first opportunity. Future variants of
>the grouper hardware will have a minor change in one of the components
>(the power management chip) that will not be compatible with 4.1.1
>The new chip is functionally identical to the old one, but requires
>some bootloader and driver tweaks. You don't gain anything from it (if
>anything, you lose the ability to run 4.1.1).
Edit: This update is basically for the future Nexus 7 hardware, besides some minor software changes. More.
Unfortunately this is as old as the hills, and faker than pro wrestling.
There was a thread about it at rec.juggling on one of the numerous previous occasions it has cropped up, with many good reasons to debunk it. Sorry to spoil anyone's fantasies!
Source : Juggler.
Person who sleeps around and shares needles dies from virus the doctors can't diagnose in the early 80s. I think people are expected to think its aids.
Here is the first mention of aids on Usenet to put timeline knowledge into perspective in 1982
I strongly disagree with the idea that it was an attempt to reinvent the bicycle just because "we can do this in Lisp." - it was a different way of looking at user interfaces, and happened to be done in Lisp.
There was a sub-thread on comp.lang.lisp a number of years ago, discussing whether or not Emacs+Garnet was as good as Genera as a development environment. Kent Pitman posted a few comments explaining what Genera had that other systems don't, and those features had CLIM's predecessor, Dynamic Windows, at their core:
I do sort of agree that it was doomed to die, but more because I am cynical and believe that worse is better is a good explanation of why inferior solutions seem to always win in the end.
I understand that Dylan had a successor to CLIM called DUIM, but I have not looked into it. I don't know whether they changed anything substantially, or just ported CLIM to Dylan.
Also very interesting and new is a meta-analysis of WM studies, “Is Working Memory Training Effective? A Meta-Analytic Review” (Melby-Lervåg & Hulme). The general summary is that the 20-odd studies didn't transfer very much to other tasks regardless of moderators like age.
And if you're interested in the topic, I've been building up a meta-analysis of my own for just n-back & IQ: [link]
Finally, still being revised is a study by Stephenson & Halpern: "Improved fluid intelligence limited to working memory capacity using intensive n-back tasks with a visuospatial component". Scuttlebutt is that they used audio n-back and found no transfer to matrix IQ tests. I'm looking forward to this one.
Needless to say, the DNB mailing list has not been pleased by all this.
21 years ago this exact topic was discussed on rec.arts.sf.movies as well, I'm sure on countless other news.groups.
IIRC the century moon debate raged for quite some time. That and the Emperors blob and of course the gonk droid.
There's now an effort going on to get OP out of her abusive home and to a safe place. Full comment about effort here.
Go to any Google Group and type in anything "sucks." Type in "Stone Cold" sucks or "WWF RAW sucks" and you will get a ton of results. Here's a thread about why WWF RAW sucks from 1998. [link]
[employee] The details and debates about the particulars of a token based approach are currently ongoing in our mailing list. We hope to announce something very soon and I think you will like it. Anyway if you have some input please check it out and help contribute thoughts and ideas. We appreciate them all.
This is an important step for us that was not available when we started the project. It is an exciting time. Bitcoin has enabled us to look closely at this. I hope in the future the data components of bicoin (blockchain, wallets) can all benefit from data decentralization.
It would be great for folk to contribute and I do hope we can all get the Internet fully Decentralized quickly. I also hope for lots of competition and improvements. We just need to be very factual and clear in what we say.
Please join this discussion and help with the economics of the token system and introduction of this in a mathematically controlled manner. It will be great.
The list is here, feel free to dive in and comment.
Look for the proof of resource token thread. There are many more with many published papers how the system works [link]
So lets do something amazing and give the world the security and freedom it deserves? A vision is a vision it's not something you own you can only share it.
I am delighted there are people with this vision.
This was a Moffat thing. There's a usenet posting from many years ago in a Dr. Who forum where Moffat himself speculated if the word "doctor" is the same everywhere to mean a man of healing because The Doctor used that word to describe himself. He incorporated that idea into a few lines that are spoken in that episode.
Google link to the posting - it is from 1995
As I recall, and I could be wrong, there were no comments at that time so and thus no drama on reddit. Maybe you can find it in the comp.lang.lisp archives?
edit: try this (not sure if google groups links work with copypasta)
edit2: just submitted this to the subreddit
There was a recent discussion on the Dart mailing list that shows the kind of force the Dart has been against now. Mostly, Microsoft created TypeScript and is supporting TypeScript in their VS.NET toolset. Now Dart has lost its thunder. With most support for Dart coming only from Google, it's much more difficult to make Dart relevant to a greater community.
Google competitors may have been all too happy to make Google to eat humble pie with Dart.
I've written up an article on why Bloom filtering in bitcoinj works the way it does, along with descriptions of some of the ways of improving it:
This isn't the first time someone has researched bitcoinj's Bloom filtering when they could have just asked us about it, so I hope doing a Really Big Writeup can avoid this cycle repeating any further.
Guys, Mozilla will mostly likely still go on with this and not care about this thinking it's just some random guys blog.
If you really care about this, you should present your views in this google group: [link]
I don't think I've gone over every comment in this thread, but I haven't seen this link been posted yet, so upvote at least for visibility → to get more people discussing/presenting the views of this blog post and in this thread over there?
Here's a thread dating back to 1998 with people basically bitching about how awful the 90s were and how the 80s were better and how everything about 90s culture is just "recycling" past decades
it's even worse, whichever culture lets feminism win will be destroyed, like Sparta or Rome
Holy smokes; I just read a group thread linked in multidimensional array issue.
How people get through life being so abrasive is beyond me. (John Nagle)
It wasn't entirely out of nowhere. Have a read: this is his initial post giving the reasons why he was making a roguelike
and a podcast interview with him: [link]
More accurately, one member of the Chrome team (me) has said that they are working support. ([link]) Work will be done in a branch initially and may or may not get merged back into Chrome proper at some point. It likely depends on how much developer/user interest there is in the project. I should have code and possibly builds publicly availible in the next week or so.
Babylon.js' Rift support is via a driver that maps Rift orientation to device orientation in Windows 8, which is an interesting and effective hack (at least for the DK1). Not really "the browser" that supports it in that case, but it works for basic usage.
That is not how political discussion has worked anywhere at anytime in history. Sure take out the spammers and the trolls and the actual hate speech. Going beyond mild disagreement happens, learn to accept it and move on with your lives. There is no reason this place needs to be heavily moderated.
What fantasy land are you guys trying to drag us to by disappearing people North Korea style? Civil this and civil that, lol.
I remember the attempts at moderated alt.politics.moderated.x newsgroups, want to know where your predecessors are today?
Did not even survive long enough to be the top hit of what Google archived.
I doubt we will be talking about this place in 10 years either.
Seeing the gopher remix with a tie instantly reminded me of a very old gonuts topic where someone complained the logo wasn't "professional" enough. Somehow that turned into a discussion about the mascot instead. Some people expressed fear that management would never take the language seriously with a silly mascot like that.
Gustavo Niemeyer, ever the helpful chap, had a humble suggestion for a quick fix. I thought it was a great suggestion, but the complainers did not seem satisfied, so I tried to make it appeal even more to upper management. Oddly enough, the Go team decided to stick with the original mascot. Imagine that.
VP9 hardware encoding is still missing. A shocking amount of SoC's have hardware blocks that do h.264 encoding now, and whatever standard that is to follow h.264 is going to need to get not just "support," but some hardware that can input to the format as well as output to the format.
Certainly most media isn't live-streaming and so 10 fps encoding on vp9 or x265 with a beefy CPU will be ok. But next gen codecs will make it into hardware, and availability of that will play some part in who gets adopted.
Also, what reports I've seen on VP9 aren't very promising(pdf!). Escaping mpeg-la is the only real thing at stake here, which is good, and we should support it, but 100x the encode time of x264 to get a less compressed bitstream isn't stellar. YMMV!
Netanyahu has been repeating the same old lie, Goebbels style, time after time after time.
In fact, he's been doing it for decades.
Here is a news items from 1998 where Netanyahu "intends to bring up Iran's weapons programs with President Bill Clinton next week".
The claim in 1998 was that Iran would have nuke capability in 2-3 years (i.e., by 2000-2001).
IRAN TO REACH NUCLEAR CAPABILITY SOONER THAN EXPECTED
Israel Line 12-09-98
Based on new intelligence, security officials revised their estimation of
Iran's progress toward reaching nuclear capability to two to three years,
MA'ARIV reported. Previous assessments had indicated that Iran was five to
seven years from nuclear capability.
Dr. Uzi Arad, Adviser to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, arrived in the
United States for urgent talks on this issue. Minister of Industry and
Trade Natan Sharansky also discussed the issue with U.S. National Security
Adviser Sandy Berger while in Washington.
Israel has collected further evidence of Russia's involvement in the
Iranian nuclear project. YEDIOT AHARONOT reported that Iran hired several
members of the former Soviet Union's biological weapons program to assist in
developing weapons of mass destruction. The newspaper quoted THE NEW YORK
TIMES as reporting that Russian and Kazakstani scientists were hired by the
Iranians for $5000 per month. Iran denied this accusation, stating that
many foreign scientists work in Iran, but only on projects for peaceful
Prime Minister Netanyahu intends to bring up Iran's weapons programs
during his meetings with U.S. President Bill Clinton next week.
Does this Doctor Who one count?
I guess in general, answers to this question depend on how strictly you differentiate "fan theory" from "canon," or to look at it another way, how subtly something has to be established in canon in order for the term "fan theory" to be appropriate. Like, on that other thread on AskReddit today, one of the comment replies that got a lot of traction was about Kenneth from 30 Rock being immortal (or at least substantially older than he appears) -- but whether that's a "fan theory" or just, you know, a running gag that's actually true in the show itself, was disputed.
I guess what this thread is looking for are theories that're developed when the canonical support was very weak, but then canon became stronger?
Oh, just remembered, a friend of mine has told me that he had a friend who puzzled out/intuited the relationship between Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader before Empire Strikes Back was in theaters, I suppose that would qualify.