Here is a list of all the new 262 potentially habitable exoplanets. #1 is 97% similar to Earth!
I've made a torrent available
Hopefully that will reduce the website load ...
EDIT: over 600 seeds now! Torrent is probably faster than youtube, but I uploaded it anyway: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXh9RQCvxmg
Photographer is called Andrzej Dragan and he creates some really fantastic portraits. This photo is not photoshopped. He's probably used some HDR techniques and a spot of retouching commonly used in photography but the model's features have not been manipulated. Check out this full resolution pic. It's flawless. http://www.springboard-bc.com/image/marta-andrzej-dragan.jpg
About the girl
Marta applied to a modelling agency and was rejected. Andrzej then saw her test photos by chance just a few months later and that’s how Marta became interested in being photographed. The photograph is interesting – not because of the fright it triggers, but because of a collision of two Martas. Thankfully Marta has now undergone treatment for her anorexia and is progressing well
his photograph is an example of how models are pressured to be unnaturally thin. "Super models in all the popular magazines have continued to get thinner and thinner. Modeling agencies have been reported to actively pursue Anorexic models. The average woman model weighs up to 25% less than the typical woman and maintains a weight at about 15 to 20 percent below what is considered healthy for her age and height" (Daniels, Jennifer). This photograph demonstrates the affects of what modeling can do to young women. The constant pressure to be thin makes women actually believe this is the type of body that people are attracted to. Andzej Dragon did not manipulate this image in any way, meaning that Marta's body was actually this fragile looking at one point. Marta is an example of what the pressures of the media and modeling agencies do to young girls and this picture holds a powerful message on the dangers and outcomes of anorexia.
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Thank you for posting the most vague, unverified and unsourced claim imaginable.
Let's take a look at just how vague this comment is:
Correct me if I'm wrong, but it appears that "studied the bugs in fallout 3 and wrote down everything badly coded" is the only thing you're actually certain of. How is this considered constructive commenting, deserving of upvotes?
Even if it is true, do some damn research. By googling some of the key words in your post, I was able to find what you're likely referring to. This isn't the initial source of the quote, but anything I found referencing this is basically the same quoted post that's circulated around gaming forums.
I don't see anything about it being a big American university (though he mentions that he bought 320 copies for the entire department), but otherwise, most of the stuff you said appears to be at least partially correct. Still, I couldn't find this claim on any real reputable outlet. While the errors he points out seem to be relevant, there's was no actual "study" done, just a weekend assignment.
I almost can't blame the other reply to this that has been downvoted into oblivion for its sentiments. At least a shitty vague link like the one I posted above would have added some legitimacy to your post to make it worthy of discussion.
My high school choir went to Armenia and actually sang inside this monastery. It was awesome.
EDIT: For those curious, this was my high school:
An Explanation and fix for non-saving Gameboy Games:
Inside the Gameboy Cartridge, there is a small watch battery (CR2025) used to store data. The battery runs constantly as a a way to store save data. Once this battery is dead, all save data is deleted and new save data cannot be written.
Fixing this problem is relatively simple.
All that you really need is a pair of needle nose pliers/a small screw driver and a new watch battery (I used a CR2032 as it lasts longer), and a soldering iron.
You remove the screw on the back of the cartridge, (using your desired tool, a 3.5 security bit is the most efficient, but pliers get the job done)
With the casing gone, all you need to do is unsolder the battery and solder on the new one.
I completed this task at around the age of 12, so it can't be too hard.
You're more than welcome, as always. I just had the time to kill right then and thought it would be better to get it all out they way then rather than over the course of a few days of back and forth comment replies :)
For the techs interested, it was nothing that a cocktail of Combofix and MalwareBytes couldn't sort. Also did a little bit of software updating and Autoruns tuning while the scan was going.
While I'm here, I'll take the opportunity to whore out my Google site: TheFixList. It's already been up in /r/computertechs, /r/sysadmin and /r/techprotips but I don't think I put it here.
It's nice to help others, y'know? :)
I baked this cake! I adapted the recipe from here -
In this particular cake, I left out the caramel and peanut layer, but I've made it again with it, and it's awesome. Instead of the caramel, I made a peanut butter filling with - 1/2 cup butter, 1/2 cup shortening, about 2 cups powdered sugar, and then I beat it all up with enough peanut butter until I was happy with it. I also used made a ganache in the middle using just equal parts heavy cream and dark chocolate, and then used the ganache to frost it as well.
Why are you assuming it's a new Porsche?
You can get a very well-maintained boxster for 15-20K, easily. You don't even have to "look very hard" to find them.
Just finished this off in the last few days. Have a few more shots to do and patterns to practice with, etc, but so far I'm very happy with it :)
It's capable of writing text and images 2m tall. Input is either raw text (then drawn with the TrueType font of your choice) or a GIF image up to 64 pixels tall and pretty much as long as you like.
Colour space is a little limited, 7 colours max (RGB each full on or off), but there's a script to parse GIF files down to the closest available colours automatically.
More info, including source code and parts list here:
and more pics of the results here:
Would it impact server chunk generation? Because on a new map, this is currently the biggest source of block lag, as the CPU is scrambling to generate more map for dozens of players going in different directions. Using a tool like Minecraft Land Generator (before starting the server and opening it up) helps quite a lot, but because vanilla Minecraft doesn’t have any border feature, you can never be sure that players won’t expand beyond your pregenerated area.
Whoa, and here's an interesting site on it. While part of me is upset this isn't an original idea, most of me is overjoyed that it's actually been given some serious thought. Thanks for the name!
Nasa has a public code repository here: https://github.com/nasa
One project found there it's a console type framework for real-time monitoring named MCT.
More info here: https://sites.google.com/site/openmct/
MCT, AFAIK, was proposed to the Curiosity team but not used for lack of time.
Herp derp. Batteries are dangerous because I don't understand them!
Seriously, this thread and the previous thread I had to link to my electric vehicle forum so everyone could laugh at the amount of FUD in it.
I'm all for being cautious. You should see the primer I wrote for using lipo in electric vehicles on my website. Lots of pictures of fires. It's the amount of misinformation that gets me. The guy in the other thread (that claimed to work in a lithium ion research lab) said something to the effect that the lithium in batteries will burst into flames in water, which is not true. The lithium in batteries is non-reactive in water. Which is a common misconception because normally lithium IS VERY reactive in water. Yet, he is stating it like a fact, incorrectly, and everyone believes him.
Back to venting the gasses in a lipo cell though. YES, it can be done. All it means is the cell will just have less capacity. I wouldn't recommend it though for anything that isn't worth the risk though. A RC plane? sure go for it. If it burns up, it's outside and only worth a little. I'd never do it on one of my ebikes, or consumer devices though. That is retarded. I was merely trying to get people to realize that the amount of FUD in these threads are getting out of hand. OMG A PUFFER. WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE.
TL;DR modern lithium is much safer than the fire prone stuff from 10 years ago. I've driven a nail through one of mine, and it didn't even smoke.
You realize that they both work for Comedy Central, which is owned by Viacom... a SOPA supporter. I believe that Stewart and Colbert are opposed, but they really don't have the power to say anything. This is also why you don't see SOPA televised.
Will be slow at first as I just have a regular FIOS connection.
the yampa valley singers is a volunteer choir based in steamboat... maybe you could contact them and see if any of their members would be interested.
Sure. Let me work on that real quick and I'll post a link.
Hopefully that helps out for now. I'll try and clean it up and add some more when I get time. Super busy schedule these days.
NO SHIT! I remember you had a rough copy of the logo up somewhere, for some reason! I love how it turned out!
Also, That's fucking great! A TS inspired fps. Gonna check this shit out now!
EDIT: Wow. That's fucking rad. I utterly support your dream of bringing back the overtop HOLY SHIT! games of yesteryear. I cut my addiction teeth with Quake 2 [AQ2, specifically] and Q3Arena. The UT series was an old love too.
Can't wait to see where this goes! [just bookmarked the Trigger Spree Blog to keep up to date. Good luck and best wishes in your creation! LONG LIVE THE MINDLESS RUN-N-GUN!)
Well, the link to her research acknowledges both the professor and the grad student who helped her in her research. From the professor's bio site it looks like she's interested in mentoring younger people so her grad students probably go into it knowing they're going to be assisting in some way. It looks like the awards that Shree and Savitha received over lap a bit so there was probably more than enough work to go around.
Here is the full data-set from Kepler: http://exoplanetarchive.ipac.caltech.edu/cgi-bin/ExoTables/nph-exotbls?dataset=delivery3_tce
And from that dataset, the 262 that are potentially habitable: https://sites.google.com/a/upr.edu/planetary-habitability-laboratory-upra/projects/habitable-exoplanets-catalog/data/kepler-tce
This is a really neat little chart showing exactly where the new exoplanet candidates fall in the planetary spectrum: http://i.imgur.com/sxqRO.jpg
as someone who is working on a l4d2 campaign with a voice actor, having all the lines in 1 take must be a pain in the ass XD
I love my actor though, he is amazing, and you kinda enjoy working with people into making your own projects good.
Shameless promoting my L4D2 campaign
These strange Northern hemisphere climate anomalies of late have been fascinating, albeit devastating to some. It appears that massive changes are taking place in the Arctic and circumpolar atmospheric circulation patterns, and is likely (in my opinion, strongly) coupled to the huge changes in Arctic sea ice we saw this year. There's too much heat close to the North pole for the usual pressure cells to form, meaning that weather patterns become wildly unpredictable.
For those uneducated in Arctic sea ice, this
is a fantastic source for looking at data and long term trends.
In particular, this graph is worrying - it's a plot of sea ice volume measured by satellite data since 1979. The best climate models out there do not predict sea ice collapse within the next 20 years, however you can see that the models are being vastly outstripped by reality. I would personally be surprised if we have ice left in the next 5 years.
Source: I'm a doctoral student of palaeoclimatology, i.e. I look into past climate change. But in my spare time, I like to look forward too ;)
Not normally possible, is it? The calculator comes up with SL712 but I think that is where it tops out.
From what I understand, invaders get 10% of the souls the Master of the world needs to level when they win.
You gained 2,309,854 souls (10% of 23,098,540)
SL712 to SL713* requires 8,879,350 souls.
Does the Silver Serpent ring/Symbol of Avarice also increase the number of souls won from invading?
^*only ^possible ^on ^sorcerer
Unfortunately, I don't think this is proposed. This appears to be a concept done by an artist at First Cultural. I wish the US would adopt a high speed rail line, but I don't see it happening anytime soon.
*edit - Wikipedia doesn't make me any more hopeful
It's from the construction of the Palm Islands in Dubai. Here's an article on the construction process.
That bike has no suspension. There needs to be suspension for it to ride comfortably and safely at higher speeds. There are already some proto-type hub motors with suspension built into them. This frees up space on the frame for batteries. -> https://www.google.com/search?q=active+wheel
Additionally, water cooling would allow an electric motor to be pushed harder and faster while remaining rather small. Much better than ghetto air cooling like I do on my bikes. --> https://sites.google.com/site/shelbyelectro/motors/mods/ventilating-a-hub-motor
I think crystaylte has a hub motor with 3 speeds. This is important since hub motors are limited to the speed that the wheel itself turns. So if the motor is in a slow and inefficient zone, like when climbing a hill, it would be awesome for it to be able to shift.
TL;DR lots of exciting advances to be made in electric hub motors. Unfortunately, the chinese market is slow at making tech advances. It's understandable considering the leap between an almost stone age primitive dc motor attached to a wheel and cramming suspension, cooling, gearing, AND a motor inside a wheel.
I'm not sure if you have seen my Voxel article/information site, and maybe you might have got to a point where you have surpassed the knowledge that I have shared there... but it is always worth passing on the link to you in the chance that you might glean some knowledge from it:
You just reminded me that I really need to get around to updating my water page and also filling in a few of the other TODOs on that site....
Also do you know about: /r/VoxelGameDev ?
There is Novoslovinskij jazyk, artificial language intended to be used by Slavs. Everyone can understand it in theory. http://groups.google.com/group/novoslovienskij and https://sites.google.com/site/novoslovienskij/demonstracia-grammatiky-ns-jazyka
I'm the builder and surprised by the interest in this project. First, I'll say that building a free-standing wall is potentially dangerous and I'm not advocating that anyone do so. Metolius has some great instructions on their website for building walls that tie into existing structures. That being said, here a few responses to your comments / questions:
The lack of small holds (esp. feet) is because the wall is designed for barefoot climbing. I find that the hassle of putting shoes on limits me from doing a quick climb.
It's actually a large living room and the dimensions of the wall are 14 x 14 x 8
I agree that you could get away with using a quarter as many holds, but (1) I already had them and (2) it allowed me to get more climbing out of the space I had. If you look close you'll see clusters of pocket overlaying clusters of slopers, overlaying clusters of pinches, etc.
there are some crimps on the vertical plane, but for the overhanging section I think larger holds for pinching and open-handed gripping are best. Maybe if I was stronger...
I also thought of doing a modular design and even made some scale models. I realized, however, that even 4x8 modules wouldn't really be easy to move around. This structure is screwed and bolted together and will be disassembled when we move. The paint job will make that much harder than it would have been otherwise.
Graphics are the interface between a player and the gameworld. I find it strange that people are always so insistent that graphics don't matter considering how important a function that plays.
I'm fully aware that graphics do not make a game, and that a good game doesn't need amazing graphics. But graphics are always important.
I mean, I'm a big fan of roguelikes, and almost always play with ASCII graphics rather than tiles. But even in this case, compare Nethack to Brogue. Brogue is quite literally beautiful compared to Nethack, despite them both using ASCII graphics.
For anyone curious about Brogues graphics, you really have to see them in play to understand why they're so good. As a complete side note, it's also the most approachable and easy to pick up roguelike I've ever played, that still manages to have a ton of depth.
This guy makes the glasses.
This is his website.
The picture is one he took to show me what the glasses looked like before shipping them to me. I couldn't take a better one, though I wanted a pic of them filled with beer. Either way, they're fucking awesome, and he can etch quite a wide variety of stuff onto glasses.
I know Reddit likes to support their own. I did, and I don't regret it at all. The dude is prompt and professional. If you want customized geeky cylindrical alcohol vessels, he's the guy to talk to.
I wrote a pretty feature-full network services monitoring utility in one large bash script (62 Kilo-bytes).
It's very efficient, multi-process as needed, low-resource usage, incredibly simple to configure and deploy. It provides extensive logging, schedules, e-mail or paging alerts, an (ugly but light and functional) web and command-line interface for control. It can monitor system uptime, network services like SMTP, POP, IMAP, WWW, DNS, RPC, NIS, NFS, SMB, SNMP, anything you like. If you can write a simple command that tests a service, it can be plugged in the configuration in seconds.
It also has very simple requirements: date, find, cat, awk, cut, wc, tail, mv, rm, grep, sleep, od, tr, touch, hostname, basename, sed and sort. Optionally: ping, telnet, openssl, host or nslookup, rpcinfo, showmount, snmpget, uptime, df. An optional status push-daemon can also be used if the remote client has a C compiler.
All this was a reaction to NetSaint's incredibly moronic configuration at the time.
I've got it running at an old employer of mine, monitoring 2000+ services very smoothly. It's so simple to use that regular help-desk employees configure it as needed.
There isn't always need to go to higher-level languages.
I read this story somewhere (I can't find it now) about a guy who [REDACTED](just go read it, its like three pages) I won't spoil it here, but it seems similar.
Edit: Found it.
I know that dude... 'sup, Chad?
Ho Ho Ho
The thing is that video games are physically addicting. Not just "addicting" like people throw around a lot when describing television shows or their favorite foods. Leveling in WoW stimulates a huge dump of neurotransmitters. Basically you feel awesome. An intense and challenging fight in a FPS rocks your nerves with waves of adrenaline. Hell yeah it's addicting. Once you break the cycle, it's not as rewarding to play. It has to get it's hooks back in you. And I wonder, how many people blizzard has who have studied substance abuse and psychology because that's pretty much the goal of MMORPGs; to get their hooks into you.
Worse, I'd assume, like all things, a tolerance develops. I've done stints of non-stop, 14 hour days of gaming for weeks. By the end, I'm barely enjoying myself, I actually am playing worse than when I first started, and I walk around in a daze all the time. Maybe I just have addicting personality though.
Yeah. Video games are a huge part of my life, but honestly I have newer, better hobbies now. Oh yeah, and girls :D
So, I support adults with Developmental Disabilities. Part of the training I recieved was this thing called Reflective Listening. I'd read through the document. While it is specific to adults with DD, it works with everyone. Just, don't follow the script because it can be insulting to people who are higher functioning that my clients. I learned that one the hard way.
I'd focus on the bad ideas section, since I've found that the most useful. The entire series is worth a skim, but this module is the most relevant.
Pretty much, you acknowledge that you hear what she is saying, validate what she is feeling, and show that you care. I'd take a look at the workbook sections and replace them with things she has said or might say in the future.
Your feelings about your dad certainly have a place in your relationship, but not when she is expressing her grief.
The enemies where annoying. There was no vertical change. Floor and roof were always at the same height. The colors where pretty bland and uninteresting. The world felt dead, not sure if it was your intentions. Having to wait and hope I don't get killed by the explosions was a bit annoying.
I also felt that running was very hard, like a bit heavy. And shooting was slow and meaningless with no recoil. It didn't feel powerful.
To be honest I would not have played it again.
Might or not help, but I do a bit of level design/mapping in the source engine.
Here's a website explaining the research, and here's a link to the paper itself.
I'm a huuge fan of brogue, cause it's easier to get into but still feels more tactical than most roguelikes I've played, and theres always dungeons of dredmor if you want something newer
Here is a gallery of the current images: 2012.12.31. It is organized into a chart and grouped by size.
I know this could cause issues for some, so I've tried to be as as accommodating as possible. The site is not searchable, you must have the URL. All of the images link to the original image. I have not copied any of the images. This means that if you wish to remove the original, you may do so. I have not included any names. If people don't like grouping them like this, I am more than happy to take the whole thing down.
I have looked into making it editable by anyone, but I don't see a way to do that.
Updated 2012.01.02 with rawr88's submission.
It's blocked at a lot of workspaces, but I can actually give you a workaround for that. if you replace the following part of the web address in this example: "http://www.d20pfsrd.com/classes/core-classes/barbarian" with this instead: "https://sites.google.com/site/pathfinderogc/classes/core-classes/barbarian" then you can access it at most workplaces. Just to reiterate, you change it to "https" instead of "http", and then change "www.d20pfsrd.com" to "sites.google.com/site/pathfinderogc".
> when it was fast before in the snapshots
That’s not actually true… terrain generation can lag the hell out of any server, and in the most recent snapshot, it’s unbearable. You can use tools like MLG to make it go away, but it’s still far from perfect. I’m talking about tests on SSD drive, i7 and 16GB of memory. I love that Dinnerbone is working on making 1.3 SMP fast.
Brogue. It's a great starter game, and it's pretty!! I'm hopelessly hooked. It's a coffee-break roguelike, real beginner friendly and really deep.
EDIT: added a new link with an example.
The update includes lots of everything, specifically text, textures, models, audio (voice and environment), maps, and cinematics.
ralmante also has a album with UI textures.
In case you're curious about the ANN, here's the project's page describing the details (with slides).
"Upon suffering beyond suffering: the Red Nation shall rise again and it shall be a blessing for a sick world. A world filled with broken promises, selfishness and separations. A world longing for light again. I see a time of Seven Generations when all the colors of mankind will gather under the Sacred Tree of Life and the whole Earth will become one circle again. In that day, there will be those among the Lakota who will carry knowledge and understanding of unity among all living things and the young white ones will come to those of my people and ask for this wisdom. I salute the light within your eyes where the whole Universe dwells. For when you are at that center within you and I am that place within me, we shall be one."
I.. uhm.. I think you need to think in code, feel the code, express yourself with the code. Programming isn't about doing some homeworks, it's more about communicating your thoughts to the computer and other programmers. I know your focus is those lame homeworks right now, but never let school get in the way of your learning!
Often, your programming thoughts themselves will be ill-formed. Like, you thought something, go to program and find out your thoughts about a process were wrong. It might happen that you won't know for sure that something is possible (and that it will work like you expected) until you program it.
It's likely that you won't ever fully understand your own programs either, because most programs are too complex to be understood all at once. That's what bugs are made of, misunderstandings on how your program works. Programming by then is mostly managing the complexity of increasingly large programs. (dividing programs in "functions" is one such tool - it is an ability required by this exercise, even though it may seem pointless in that contrived example)
I will lay some points
You need to learn C. Seriously. Arduino code is technically C++, but C would mostly work and you won't be using fancy C++ things anyway. Also, professional code would be done mostly in C. So, learn C.
The best book to learn C is K&R. It's very small and very clearly written.
I don't have an Arduino resource, because my professor wanted us to target the Atmega microcontrollers and not the high-level Arduino libraries. I read this avr guide and the datasheets (that guide has basically all the important tables from the datasheet, but is easier to understand). You probably should look for Arduino tutorials and documentation.
Your family is nuts and you owe it to yourself to find a good therapist you click with, when you can, to sort this out and help you navigate this.
Boundary setting skills will be useful while you find a professional who can help, would be a very good thing. Major boundaries need to be set, for sure, probably focused on your dad. The setting and maintaining boundaries might have some basics that could help as a stopgate until you get a trained person involved.
Looks good but I wouldn't put too much stock in the artists' rendered designs. they never turn out looking as good.
I live right beside the new Walmart at Baseline and Clyde. this is what they were saying it would look like:
I'm the guy who made the original, and I feel obliged to explain my interpretation THC's effects, as I've seen quite a few people disagree with the last part.
While it is known that cannabinoid receptors mediate the inhibition of GABA release, i.e., depolarization-induced suppression of inhibition, my statement which qualifies how this affects thought processes is speculative. However, I'm in the midst of doing fairly unscientific research to support my theory. If you are interested in my interpretation, I wrote a short article on it. I welcome any helpful addition or criticism.
Here's a bunch more from around this time. Most aren't as high resolution, but they're in color and beautiful. As someone else mentioned, the past looks indeed dramatically, almost eerily, different -- maybe more real, more relatable -- in color.
Instead of that, you'll see a primitive rabbi plagiarizing some older aegyptian texts and laughing about the naiveness of the world.
For those that are having issues getting this to work on the Mac, here's how to get it to work:
Download the Mac OS X version here: https://sites.google.com/site/pokemmomac/home/updatelauncherv012/PokeMMOStandalone-0.1.2.zip
I know that after loading the rom it won't work because it wants to update, and after the update the game refuses to launch. Here is how to fix it.
Download the PC version: http://pokemmo.eu/download_file/?id=1&mirror=0
Now go to the PokeMMO.app and right click to 'Show Package Contents.' Go to Contents>Resources>Game and replace everything but PokeMMO.sh from the contents of the PC version. Again, DO NOT REPLACE PokeMMO.sh and it should work.
Found Blossom! Twitter Facebook Apparently he is a special ed. teacher?
Start with a bike. Much smaller. Much cheaper. And drop in kits make it an easy way to get your feet wet with out a large investment.
Here's my site.
For full sized conversions I'd hit up the diyelectric forum.
My gaming/work desk: http://i.imgur.com/QFIc8.jpg
Overnight sensation MTM
Sony receiver (free from a friend)
Beyerdynamic DT 770 250 ohm
A better amp and maybe a dac is next on my list
>Were you in other bands
Yeah basically my whole adolescence. I could make it a very long story but basically I had had enough of bands and started doing simple instrumental stuff which evolved into Cloudkicker over the course of two or three years.
>do you still do other things aside from Cloudkicker?
No, Cloudkicker is enough for me right now.
Well my stance for being pro-life is simply viewing the fetus as a human life and valuing life over the right to terminate it. Let me just quickly summarize my viewpoints:
Here's a link that summarizes many of my views (it's a secular pro-life group that I discovered through a booth at the Reason Rally) https://sites.google.com/site/roeflip/
I'm writing to Taylor now to protest this.
EDIT: Here's my letter. Feel free to edit this and send to any company on that list.
To whom it may concern,
I noticed on https://sites.google.com/site/boycottsopasponsors/home/list-of-supporters-and-sponsors that Taylor Guitars supports the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) that has been going through the rounds in Congress recently.
I hope that Taylor Guitars realizes that this act is an affront to our internet liberties, and its ramifications go beyond simply prohibiting online piracy. With this act, copyright content holders can take down websites without due process or diligence. SOPA allows content holders to target the mediator--the websites, instead of the offenders--the users. Google, for example, will not be able to freely provide their search service for fear that the links may contain pirated content. In turn, this harms me, and millions of other users, as we will not have full utility of this essential service. I am sure that Taylor Guitars will be harmed as well. The SOPA bill must be stopped to ensure our basic internet freedom.
I hope that you can understand my extreme displeasure in your stance. I own three Taylor Guitars, and greatly appreciate your products. Please save our internet. Please reconsider your position.
Erola Storm-Hammer the nord/orc halfbreed. Paladin of Kynareth, Thane of Whiterun, Solitude, and Windhelm, and Hero of Stormcloaks. Name Erola Frost-Hammer by Ulfric.
Priest the Forsaken - Once a holy priest of the Order. She's hell bent on finding power & consuming the world in fire!
My Blogsite & RP
I created a submission form (Google Docs) that will dump whatever people put into a spreadsheet. I can then use the spreadsheet to do a bulk upload of it. I will use the latest changes. (I think) you can submit multiple times, but the latest will be the one used. It isn't automatic, but it will work.
It's interesting, but it would be better if we could get a bulk submission system. The code for emoticons right now can be generated with a script, but the flair system is a bit different. There is a Python script to sync with a text file so bulk management is possible.
If someone could give me some ideas of what the CSS code should do (if you want pictures, text, colors). Some problems do occur. Images have to be uploaded to Reddit individually (no remote linking) and I don't want to upload 2,109 pictures (a pic for each user). The emoticons works using background offset (one image with many pictures in a grid).
My username contains a text flair test. Very easy to update.
Thanks for the interest. I've found the off the shelf e-bikes to be overpriced and limited in speed and power by legal issues. Instead I've built several of my own. It's a hell of a hobby, and if it replaces a car it can easily pay for itself. My next build is going to be capable of doing 45 mph with enough torque to do wheelies! I'm slowly working my way up to building electric motorcycles!
I've made a webpage to help with people interested in diy ebikes.
> Progressive means trying everything at least once.
Just like this guy who did the AMA today on venom injection!
More seriously, this is a pretty terrible definition of what it means to be progressive. Great definition for "sort-of-person-who-tries-everything-at-least-once," but that's not coterminous with progressive. In the specific case in point, if we treat monogamy as a relatively recent development of society, i.e. regarding polyamory as an older form of human sexual practice, then it would literally be more progressive to be more monogamous since this makes use of "new ideas, findings, or opportunities." The argument for polyamory linking it to a more primal sort of human sexuality undermines the argument that polyamorous relationships are more progressive.
EpicNameBro has the best compiltation of lore info that I know of. If you watch his lore series on youtube, you should have a pretty firm grasp on the lore and then you are free to interpret it yourself from there.
Here is his website
I'd love to "play" this, it sounds awesome.
You know what, guys? We have to play it, not just wonder how awesome this game would be so I'm starting this. Right fucking now. (Well, not really NOW, I'll create the wiki tonight when I get home). If you're interested, send me a message or answer here and I'll note your username.
I'll try to come up with some decent ground rules for deadlines and such (I don't expect anyone to be available 26 days straight). If you have suggestions, fire away.
UPDATE : IT'S ALIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIVE! ~~Anyone wishing to join us will need a Google account : you will need to send me your Google account info so I can add you~~ We're full, sorry guys! Still, anyone willing to simply read the entries will not need an account.
If you want to join, do it quickly! There's already about 15 of us!
O'Reilly's Natural Language Processing with Python book, which uses NLTK, is available for free online here. It's pretty darned good.
Has anyone read both?
Just FYI - it's always "offside" and never "offsides" (plural). Here's Ken Aston (the inventor of the yellow and red card system of communication) on why it is always singular "offside."
Ken Aston on "Offside"
The Gricar disappearance was incredibly shady. His assistant DA when he disappeared has maintained a website about the circumstances of his disappearance and the complete lack of police interest in investigating it.
She describes the response of the police to his disappearance as "a complete across-the-board stand-down."
That OWS does not want a platform is not correct. There wouldn't be a demands working group in (at least) NYC if this were true. Also, the proposed July 4th, 2012 General Assembly in Philadelphia is clear proof that (at least) the protestors working toward building the movement understand that this is a major undertaking that must not be approached lightly and decisions must not be made in a rash mannor.
That includes building a well organized and thought out set of demands and course of action.
If you e-mail you will receive an automated password to open the secure pdfs at the author's website. The study in question is available in working form as B006.pdf at the bottom (as well as another study on rap music that looked interesting)
Bear in mind that when you upgraded your Iaito +10, it became a Lightning Iaito +0. You can upgrade Lightning weapons up to +5, at which point it will do a lot more damage.
This is exactly why str/dex scaling is broken, because even at 99 dex The Iaito +15 will only do 407 dmg, a lot less than a fire or lightning weapon, and those require 0 stats.
Something similar... I really like wxGlade simplicity.
It can generate Python, C++, Perl, Lisp and XRC wxWidgets/wxPython bootstrap GUIs.
Changing the GUI after a bunch of code has being added to the generated project might get tricky though.
Fortunately the code generator adds some helper comments (something like wxGlade code starts/ends here lines) on the hard GUI parts, so merging an upgraded GUI is not really that hard.
Not quite WYSIWYG during layout (as the sizers settings for relative layout GUIs is not handled perfectly), but there is a quick 'Test' button that shows you the real thing before generating anything ;-)
Best of all, it's coded in Python, feels easier to create custom widgets, some few here )
Just make sure to use the Mercurial repo code for the latest and greatest fixes (BTW, in case you didn't nottice, it uses wxPython).
Well, it's not quite ready, but here it is anyway.
Is Child Circumcision Ethical?
I've been researching circumcision and foreskin restoration for almost a year, and been restoring for a few months. AMA.
I think a lot more then the furry community likes to think exist. We have some statistical data on the "Who" part of the furry community thanks to UC Davis here, but it doesn't provide enough to say anything about sexual activity. In addition because sex is both shamed and encouraged within the same community it can be tough to do any kind of real accurate assessment.
Our closest guess is about 30% - 40% somewhere in the ballpark number are in the furry community for the sex so to speak. In addition the word "Yiff" had to be invented, and truthfully my thought is when you have to invent new words for fucking it's probably a pretty big factor in the overall shaping of the community.
The furry community will deny it again and again, saying that the sexuality while a factor is not a driving factor, but I simply have to disagree on that assessment. I think the idea of furry sexuality allows the expression of more "taboo" sexual desires by masking them with the overall furry sexual desire. People get up in arms not because it's two gay furries having sex, but more so because it's two furries having sex. The furry becomes the odd thing to society's norms not being homosexual, or the Furry becomes the odd thing, not the diapers or the likes. It's my personal theory that furry as a sexual deviance so to speak offers itself as a mask or buffer zone.
I don't think that bestiality plays as big a role as people seem to think. I think there is sexualization of animal traits sure, but not of animals.
There's a patch you can download called Left4uncut. I've been using it for a couple of years now and it's never let me down.
All it requires is loading a .exe before you begin playing it each time.
So why base 10 log? You could use a natural log and use 45000/.30103 and get the same answer with possibly fewer underlying math operations. That is, to calc a base 10 log, the compiler first calculates a natural log, then converts the base.
They call them natural logs for a reason.
Can't get things to paste into reddit nicely, so here's a link to my list:
Take it easy on the rest of my google site, I don't usually post it anywhere, since it's mostly geared for me.
If you want to try out footwraps, you must wrap in a certain way that keeps them on and prevents folds from rubbing on your feet.
If you just wrap them willy-nilly, you will have a very bad time after the first few miles.
Personal Opinion and not the opinion of my employment in the tech support Industry...
A website put together by a fellow Redditor: https://sites.google.com/site/thefixlist/ This site is full of great information for a tech support person.
Also: I have had nothing but great luck with Combofix.... If Combofix won't remove the malware nothing will....... No need to reformat/reinstall a image...
It's the most compelling roguelike I've ever played. It's got a lot of depth, without making the game itself impenetrable. It's also go the prettiest ASCII graphics I've ever seen. I keep meaning to branch out into Incursion or ToME but just keep going back to Brogue.
I've been creating new systems ever since college in 1993 (When I discovered RPGs). Some have been little more than optional rules overlaying another system (2nd Ed D&D and 3rd Ed D&D). Some were whole new systems. Several were well received by people. In the end I abandoned most of them. I dont even remember how they worked...
I was looking for a certain feel and play style. I never ended up liking any commercial RPG in its whole - but found a lot of ideas I liked. That led me to my current RPG system. I tried to take what I liked from D20 (3rd ed, SW Saga, 4th Ed), Savage Worlds, and a few others.
I ended up with a d20 mechanic for action rolls (skills, attacks, etc) - all based on the same scale (Roll a skill vs an attack will work fine). I use d6s for damage. No other dice. No classes, no levels. You learn how to do things as you earn experience points (Idea taken from build point type games). Characters have a very limited number of hit points (Usually only 1...) - though actually taking such a wound is more difficult than it appears intuitively.
For what I want the system to do - it is just about PERFECT. It feels lethal so players don't jump into combat as the best option (If you have a hammer, all problems look like nails) - Creatures are always a threat - and monsters are unique and VERY dangerous seeming. I keep some very basic info on the system at:
Yeah, I've been able to trace it down to porn sites on our field laptops. One got it in the office, but it wasn't due to porn so my next thought would be opening e-mail attachments from unknown sources.
It's pretty damn easy to get rid of though. Malwarebytes detects most of them, but if not, boot up a linux liveCD and ClamAV that mother trucker, ClamAV hasn't failed me yet.
Or you can do the AVG liveCD as well, that worked to fix a couple of them.
https://sites.google.com/site/thefixlist/bootables <-- Just in case you didn't know about this I'll go ahead and link it.
As someone who's played pretty much every hacking game out there
There are two kinds of Hacking Games:
1) Hollywood Hacking. This is the majority of paid games these days.
Examples: Hacker Evolution; Uplink; this one game from way back in the day that had you controlling a tunnelling robot for some reason
2) Simulated Hacking
There's a few of these, and all of them are free. The best one in my opinion is Dark Signs. There's a few more faithful hacking simulating games, but Dark Signs is incredible fun with only your console.
Anyway, I personally feel Hacker Evolution is something of a bad game. If you want hollywood hacking, go with Uplink every time. And if you need a game to scratch that hacking itch until Uplink goes on sale (it's on Steam), play Dark Signs.
From some quick googling, it looks like the term was mostly misused in the HoN and LoL communities. You're right that they were never confused in the Dota community, because Dota made the term. The other ARTS incorrectly adopted it. Of course, a large portion of Dota 2 players are coming from LoL and HoN so the confusion will spread a little.
There are a number of articles here that go in depth, but to put it simply, food addictions function very much like drug addiction in the way they alter brain chemistry. Sending someone with a binge eating disorder/food addiction to the grocery store and saying 'only buy fresh veggies and soy burgers' is like sending a drug addict to the pharmacy and asking that they only bring home cough drops, or an alcoholic to the liquor store and asking they only buy a bag of chips.
There are chemicals at work in the brain that feed the process of addiction and the cravings behind it that are incredibly hard to correct through sheer willpower. Many addicts are starting to be treated with psychiatric medications that affect dopamine and impulse control, in addition to therapy for this very reason.
Older dude here, Saab advertised this in 1995
A SAAB advertisement has a picture of an exhaust pipe with the caption, "A BREATH OF FRESH AIR". The text of the advertisement claims that "Our cars actually clean the air". It goes on to say that tests have shown that a SAAB's exhaust gases actually contain less hydrocarbon and nitrogen oxide than the surrounding air in London traffic. "In other words, our car's engine removed these pollutants from the environment!" (This is of course ignoring other toxic, carcinogenic and greenhouse emissions like carbon monoxide, benzene and carbon dioxide)
text stolen from https://sites.google.com/site/richardgosden/green-consumerism
I have a program that grabs the daily picture and makes it my desktop background. The resolutions aren't always pretty, but the pictures change daily and are all so beautiful.
This update contains mostly text files.
All credits for the datamining go to ralmante.
Very few particle theory PhDs get faculty job offers. Fewer than in other fields of physics.
For example, here is a list (possibly incomplete) of new faculty hires in 2011. You can check earlier years too. They average ~8 faculty hires per year, although this number may be a bit low because some of the accepts or offers may not have been reported, and it may not count faculty jobs at no-name places outside the US and Europe. (But do those really count anyway?)
Meanwhile, the postdoc rumor mill shows that, this past year, there were at least 190 people accepting postdocs (yeah, I counted). Now, this list is made up of people getting their first postdoc, as well as people getting their second or third postdocs (or more). Still, it should tell you that the majority of people who make it to the multiple postdoc stage don't get a faculty job offer.
It breaks my heart to dissuade people from theoretical physics. But it's labor economics: yeah you want to do it because it's awesome, but everyone else wants to do it too for the same reason, so there's huge demand for a limited number of spots. I say, if you still love physics, try going for experimental particle or (even better, since you also have lots of industry job prospects) experimental condensed matter. I wish I had done that.
haha, i was a mod in blackdroid's IRC room. I'm probably the one who game you the link. What was your IRC name?
Oh, here's the link
You can have access as administrator via some tricky stuff.
:: Ensure ADMIN Privileges
:: adaptation of https://sites.google.com/site/eneerge/home/BatchGotAdmin and http://stackoverflow.com/q/4054937
:: Check for ADMIN Privileges
>nul 2>&1 "%SYSTEMROOT%\system32\cacls.exe" "%SYSTEMROOT%\system32\config\system"
if '%errorlevel%' NEQ '0' (
REM Get ADMIN Privileges
echo Set UAC = CreateObject^("Shell.Application"^) > "%temp%\getadmin.vbs"
echo UAC.ShellExecute "%~s0", "", "", "runas", 1 >> "%temp%\getadmin.vbs"
) else (
REM Got ADMIN Privileges
cd /d "%~dp0"
(source : http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/169421-36-determine-batch-file-user-administrator )
Just put this on their startup folder, it'll ask for the admin rights if UAC is activated.
Claimed health benefits all of which are heavily disputed and most definitely not proven. That would be why most of the world don't circumcise their boys and why most men alive today have healthy foreskins. Don't forget all the things that circumcision was said to cure/prevent but have been disproven/dismissed.
But you can't compare, no, because there's no evidence this is a 666 tattoo: when the video was posted yesterday there was no mention of it. Plus some tattoos are done for medical reasons.
I'm about 40% in and I have two things to say:
Calm down on the adjectives.
> The chandelier above us barely provided enough illumination to see the burgundy leather furniture and blood red walls of the shadowy room.
> Out of nowhere, a thin pale man in a pinstripe suit appeared and stood near the father.
There's something about adjectives that distinguish a junior writer from a seasoned writer to me.
I grabbed this one at random from a book I read recently. Note the spare use of adjectives.
> “It isn’t this one,” he says, and [coulda used slowly] turns over the right-hand card. Mathew smiles. “And it isn’t this one.” He turns over the middle card. His father’s smile twitches up at the side. “And that means it must be this one.” He leaves the last card where it is. The [coulda used elusive here] queen, he well knows, is in Mathew’s coat pocket [coulda used tattered in this phrase], which is why he has [coulda put skillfully here] played the monte this way around, revealing losers rather than picking the winner. Turning the con.
> Harkaway, Nick (2012-03-20). Angelmaker (Kindle Locations 3134-3137). Random House, Inc.. Kindle Edition.
The whole sequence where the two Observers dived into each others heads and discussed how much in love with each other they were, well that was really tedious. I could have gotten the important bits in the space of 2 pages. Or Lydia's concerns about it could have been saved for later -- maybe she could have stewed on it for a bit.
This might give you a better indication of habitability of candidate planets.
Yes, barring the difficulty (and ocean-ness) of walking such long distances, this is theoretically possible. It could be done from any spot on the globe, and in any direction, as long as the shape traced out by the walker is 1/8 of a sphere, like in this image:
The distance walked in each direction on a perfect sphere would be 1/4 of the circumference. Since the Earth is not perfectly spherical, the distances would vary, but all three legs of the trip would be around 10,000 km.
Edit: As /u/TGIWhiskey pointed out, one leg can be shorter or longer. Technically, this section could be any nonzero distance. For instance, you could walk from the north pole to the equator, make a 90° turn, follow the equator all the way around the world, make another 90° turn, and return to the pole.
Edit 2: Just saw your clarification. It could actually be done on land, but the middle leg would have to be very short to squeeze through the narrow points near the Caspian Sea and Nile delta areas. Map. You would have to walk ~10,000 km along the red line on the linked page, make your two turns within a few tens of kilometers, and walk back to the starting point.
Communists and socialists were a lesser target of the second iteration of the KKK and may have been a part of its reformation. This page has some interesting citations if you have access to ProQuest. If not, I can try and pull the text of the articles later.
EDIT: Here is the relevant part of one of the articles.
I live here and I'd have to say I wouldn't consider it a great place for a date. Don't get me wrong, I love it here and it's a beautiful place to live but it's a pretty sleepy place.
If you like amateur music there's Seabold Second Saturday. And there are a few pubs and taverns. The casino that 000katie referred to isn't on Bainbridge but just off the island. If you get off the ferry, drive north across the bridge and the casino will be on your left. You can't miss it.