Bill Arnold

Bill Arnold

  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    Returnals Eternals Infernals 644,645,647,650,... All as a metaphor for what's actually going on. When the mapping is (easily) 1..* many people get frustrated. Best not look into it. Here's a oft used clip, note the music: Grosse Point Blank -...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    Returnals Eternals Infernals 591,593,595,596,598,600 Referencing something commonly noted about a "Games of Thrones" actor and his wife. It was clear; it was the pluralization of the nounification of an australian slang verb (so the joke works in one parsing), vs...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    There was a study a few years ago that found a significant correlation between GDP per capita and type 1 diabetes instance rates. (How correlated with GDP is Capitalism? :-) Correlating the global increase in type 1 diabetes incidence across...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    the bypass paywalls browser extension does the job for me. Ah, thanks. I was about hint of its existence but you linked it. Works well, though not perfectly, and it's an arm's race. I try not to use it regularly...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    Some similar favoured-wavelength effect seems to be observable in the gap between two parallel conducting planes, which significantly lowers the tunnelling barrier such that events become both more likely and become likely for a broader range of object sizes. An...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    Free Fall Sparrow Division 56,57,59,60 Our kind of Chaos? Bachman Turner Overdrive - You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet ... björk - it's oh so quiet Those are good. The Gleipnir list is fun, though "Roots of a mountain" is a...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    Also, a level3.net router in Frankfurt(?) has been dropping packets. FWIW I just noticed that (at least one) old pages have lost some formatting in the comments, e.g. newlines (as rendered in firefox and lynx, at least). The old html...
  • Commented on Omicron
    "Moderators & Charlie - 1756(a) 1756(b) - especially the latter!" Greg, you clearly do not know what those mean. That's tech talk, saying that the blog's content is mirrored elsewhere for various reasons. Probably the mirrors, if public facing, are...
  • Commented on Quantum of Nightmares
    People (def not me) who do motocross or trail riding (powered dirt bikes) have been through many generations of protection. A chest protector + helmet is common. This piece has many details and pictures: https://motodomains.com/best-body-armor-for-dirt-bikes "The ultimate upper body protection...
  • Commented on Omicron
    вядзьмак Zone Police: (Have all of that, except missed whatever was cut at 1665.) Good to see the qz.com link on "Tek Fog". BJP social media operatives/ops are really annoying. TR Lira is tanking (again) and there's serious moves... Recep...
  • Commented on Omicron
    By "elk" do you mean moose, or do you mean what we Americans call "elk"? In moose country, people worry about moose. They will go through the windshield/windscreen if hit head on unless the windshield/windscreen is quite high. "Alces alces...
  • Commented on Quantum of Nightmares
    There is continue interest in Tokamaks. One notable change is that specialized computing power is getting fast enough to use more advanced techniques, e.g.machine learning techniques, for prediction of plasma instabilities and to control avoidance/correction of them. As to whether...
  • Commented on Omicron
    Wide Character In Process at 1413 and various. (Name noted): It helps if your grip PSI is like... above a chimp or gorilla. Interesting. The usual approach for high pressure/PSI(/N/m**2) is speed, but it need not be crude speed. Several...
  • Commented on Omicron
    Male white tail deer, if surprised, will snort/exhale very loudly. This exhalation probably would carry SARS-CoV-2, and could pose a risk if the deer were slightly upwind of you (surprise is more likely if upwind). This would be outdoors, though,...
  • Commented on Omicron
    Gam-COVID-Vac is a viral vector vaccine based on two recombinant replication-defective human adenoviruses: Ad26 (serotype 26) and Ad5 (serotype 5) replicated in HEK 293 cells. The viruses contain the gene that encodes the full-length spike protein (S) of SARS-CoV-2 to...
  • Commented on Omicron
    deep (full stack + external services) automated integration testing with data fuzzers as the input. Good to hear: underused approach. There is a reason that professional (vulnerability) bug hunters (bounty or market) vigorously (sometimes with parallelism) probe attack surfaces with...
  • Commented on Omicron
    Which assumes both infectiousness ^ and lethality ^. "Variants of concern" to date suggest that infectiousness ^ and lethality \/. That piece is a bit shrill, but it's not wrong; there isn't much selection against lethality going on in COVID...
  • Commented on Omicron
    Back to the original post: Parallel COVID-19 variant pandemics mentioned upthread, but this is a clear-minded long piece, including an interview with a publishing epidemiologist ("Deepti Gurdasani of the Queen Mary University of London"). Is Omicron a New Wave or...
  • Commented on Omicron
    Indeed. From the Malbolge language specification(1998): "Malbolge" is the name of Dante's Eighth Circle of Hell, in which practitioners of deception (seducers, flatterers, simonists, thieves, hypocrites, and so on) spend eternity....
  • Commented on Omicron
    See also Nomic An example Nomic: Mornington Nomic is a Nomic game, inspired by the ever-popular Mornington Crescent strategy game, combining the style and wit of the latter with the creative flux of the former. In a Nomic game, players...
  • Commented on Omicron
    "...spiking the punch at the Ambassador's Ball with a mixture of yage, hashish and yohimbine, precipitating an orgy?" I deliberately didn't use the name of the concoction. But your's might be quite interesting, too, depending on context. Charlie seems to...
  • Commented on Omicron
    I read the tweet thread as a remix of the Frazer(The Golden Bough) writings on the Sacred king. See also the maenads mentioned above - they would tear to pieces animals(/humans), e.g. a bull. (All wikipedia links, but they'll do.)...
  • Commented on Omicron
    This is a provocative paper, maybe a bit harsh[1], on how researchers can go wrong with ML for diagnostics: Common pitfalls and recommendations for using machine learning to detect and prognosticate for COVID-19 using chest radiographs and CT scans (Nature,...
  • Commented on Omicron
    Some fun reads about US storms in 2021. (These guys used to write at Weather Underground.) Catastrophic December tornadoes slam Mid-Mississippi Valley. (Bob Henson December 11, 2021) Plains mega-cyclone shreds December weather history - Records were blown to smithereens amid...
  • Commented on Omicron
    Oh, and turning a double vodka mixed with some kind of fruit alcho-pop in pint glasses into lemonade in the bombed out hotel that looks like a High Rise set whilst spitting out the chewy rinds of a fruit that's...
  • Commented on Omicron
    "The title is given to a person or group of people who 'most influenced the news and the world — for better or for worse' over the past year." It also satisfactorily explains a recent cryptic tweet by Mr. Musk:...
  • Commented on Omicron
    The SCOTUS is going to be looking at that in horror. California Governor Gavin Newsom is quite directly attacking the "conservative(aka radical)" wing of the US Supreme Court with this. Other states should do similar, but different enough that a...
  • Commented on Omicron
    Please give me an interpretation of what the fuck you said that isn't "the unvaccinated cannot spread Omicron variant Covid, only the vaccinated can." The context is the unvaxxed, and the Omicron variant. The evidence is shaping up that there...
  • Commented on Omicron
    Sorry, I know that US "Stand -Your-Ground" so-called "Laws" are fucking stupid, but you are making no sense to a UK resident - explain or shut up about such things - PLEASE? Imagine some armed (concealed gun) hair-trigger-temper male in...
  • Commented on Omicron
    Like, literally, no-one reads it. My Name is No One - The Mechanisms - 3:03 My Name Is No-One "But I choke down the pain ‘cause one good throw and the eye of the Cyclops is mine! I wouldn't do...
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