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    re: the wordpress thing, one big advantage of such a widespread platform is the relatively easy access to short-gig help. Yes, I could create a complex website all by myself, or using Seaside, or Aida etc but then I wold...
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    Make your own Quirkey - https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3433244 I had a microwriter many decades ago, the version that attached to a BBC Micro. Got quite comfortable with it fairly quickly. Been meaning to make one ever since...
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    W.r.t antivax/anti-mask/etc idiocy - I see claims that Rep(tile) Gohmert has been diagnosed with COVID and is claiming that wearing a mask caused it. Excuse the upcoming reports of strong earthquakes from the Pacific Northwest ; that will be me...
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas" (Part 2)
    “True story of the Dec Alpha that got walled up by Facilities” I’m a touch surprised that a walled up Alpha didn’t generate enough heat to melt the bricks. We had one of the early ones at ParcPlace and I...
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    Uh, I’ve driven west coast, some (northern) east coast, and gulf coast US and no, I most definitely cannot agree that you have signage to any sane level of quality nor uniformity. It’s one of the immediately obvious things about...
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    “regarding those snatches of private citizens off the street” Y’know, I could have sworn that the gun wielding dicks claimed that their favourite amendment meant that they would be able to protect the citizens against exactly what trump is up...
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    Yup, it’s not just ass-hats cheating on the “crossing to Alaska” thing, now it’s murderers arriving by boat. People are getting annoyed enough that one has to anticipate violence pretty soon....
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    There’s a House episode for that: S3E18. Some nice echoes of pandemia in it too....
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    Re: weights and measures silliness - remember that a US “fluid ounce” is not the same as anyone else’s. I almost ruined a keyboard when I discovered that....
  • Commented on Roll the dice
    #1477 - I’d agree except that the is supposed to be to use the most direct route and don’t mess about. Going via the island is most definitely going out of the way. And loudly boasting (unmasked, naturally) in a...
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    Saltwater crocs - yes, all the above. Plus I understand that they can hack kernels, seduce our wimminz, sour the milk and make little children wet themselves. Or is that last couple republicans? I forget. I understand that the IKEA...
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    Hah, I wish. RCMP are referring to Health Canada who are referring to.. .RCMP. Maybe CSIS can be persuaded that it is a national security issue....
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    Talking about people from the US being stupid - I live on Vancouver Island. It is not part of the route from any part of the US to Alaska. I think anyone able to read a map can work that...
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    Semi-autonomous racing quadcopters. Fast enough, certainly manoeuvrable enough, able to carry a small explosive charge or maybe Pigeon-crack?...
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    #720-ish: “The only place I can recall seeing anyone actually use Rankine was also something from NASA“ + the mention of a California power plant - Rankine is also a thermodynamic cycle, mostly applicable to steam turbines and related devices....
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    #665 or so “classic Engineer Syndrome” Could we not do that please? Engineering is a *very* broad thing, with a vast number of people that have some claim to be an engineer of some form. Quite a lot of us...
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    You bastards. Now I have the cat on fire earworm. Be very, very, careful or I shall launch that old time religion at you - or even the Shoggoth song....
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    That PEX thing - Central heating - no idea. It’s not a thing to have hot water based radiator heating anywhere I’ve lived since ‘91. One would have to consult code. Joint obstruction/turbulence - well, it works very well in...
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    Re: plumbing & PEX. When I built my house 10 years ago the standard (for Canadian building) was PEX for all internal plumbing and a waxy polypropylene sort of material for the 7ft underground pipe to the well. I like...
  • Commented on Cough Cough
    Dunno about you but “retting flax” looks like a pretty good swear-phrase to me. “What the retting flax are you poffering about, you slurpulent gimboid!”...
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    Re: ARM performance- one word “Graviton2”. https://www.theregister.com/2020/06/12/aws_adds_more_graviton_instances/...
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    “So Apple basically has been doing CPU design for 17 years.” Nope. Since 1989 or so, working with ARM. PA Semi were essentially the folk that did the StrongARM, which was based on knowledge gained by doing the DEC Alpha....
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    Where on earth did you get the idea ARM was never intended to be a desktop cpu? The entire purpose of the original design was to skip over the dismal 16bit cpus and horribly complex upcoming 32bit cpusfrom the main...
  • Commented on I ain't dead
    Yeah, an MZ250. The very Definition of a two-smoke. Poor handling, dismal brakes, nasty noises, etc ,etc. Although I enjoyed my fast Vs, the 400-4 was possibly the best fun one could have. It wasn’t actually a 400 for one...
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    I had one of those MZs and the well designed chain case was the *only* thing about it that was good. Horrible, horrible, bike to ride. I replaced it with a very lightly caféd Yam RD200 for a short while...
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    There are a number of motorcycles with toothed belt final drive these days including Hardly-AbleTo’s and some small Japanese bikes. Very few big sport bikes though, probably partly fashion and certainly partly potential issues with handling 220+ hp in a...
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    #873 - " But expecting your employees to read your mind isn't the mark of a great leader…" On the other hand, being *able* to make your employees read your mind.......
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    Oz also enjoys the presence of all 11 of the top 10 most dangerous creatures on the planet....
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas"
    Apple have been running OS X on ARM for years - I’m fairly sure since before I moved out of Silicon Valley in 2004. The core of iOS is basically the same code anyway. The fastest ARM cpus are very,...
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas"
    " maybe right now we don't really need to manufacture any of them here but we do need to be able to manufacture them if we had to." Well then you'd need to have an educational system that results in...
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