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#2251 OLD CS1 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:38 PM

We can repair him. We have the technology.



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Posted Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:44 PM

We can repair him. We have the technology.

 

Nostalgia "Trigger"!



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Posted Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:55 AM

<< This article >> actually showing the physical effects of the theory of relativity is so cool! 



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Posted Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:12 AM

The cool thing about that is that the SRT and ART can actually be proved right or wrong, and it seems as if Einstein really hit the nail on the head.

 

I am currently about to finish reading a book about superstring theory (Brian Greene, "The Elegant Universe [...]"), and that theory may forever remain a theory because it tries to describe things that are in principle too small to be detected. The SRT and ART are really elegant. The superstring theory sounds to me (as an "advanced layman") like a sequence of "it must be this way", "it sounds weird but we need 9 dimensions so that the equations remain elegant", "it is too elegant to be false".

 

SRT and ART are science, but superstring theory is philosophy with mathematics.

 

[Edit: In English it is STR = special theory of relativity and GTR = general theory of relativity]


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Posted Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:10 PM

Tomorrow ... no escape ...

 

Spoiler

 

We're starting to have forest fires, it has not rained for three weeks by now. Today, my train had to take a detour because of fires beside the railway track.

 

This is the hottest July that I can remember. And in Germany, we rarely have air conditioning in private homes. Two weeks ago, north Scandinavia had 30°C at the polar circle - just unbelievable.

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Posted Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:44 AM

Yet another lunar eclipse (we call it short Mofi = Mondfinsternis, lit. Moon darkness).

 

(taken on July 27 between 23:13h and 23:15h CEST while the Moon was leaving the umbra; using a Sony a58 with Tamron 70-300mm on tripod, ISO 400 with 1s, f/5.6, using Gimp to overlay three shots and apply unsharp masking)

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Posted Sat Aug 4, 2018 7:50 PM

Listen and silent are spelled with the same letters.

There is a lesson to learn there.

 

Election results! and lies! let's recount are also spelled with the same letters,

and there is a lesson to learn there as well.



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Posted Wed Aug 8, 2018 9:01 AM

:P

 

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Posted Wed Aug 8, 2018 11:38 AM

This is more than uncalled for...

 

Have I personally attacked you?

 

Should I just leave the TI community to you and your hateful Cronies?



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Posted Wed Aug 8, 2018 11:48 AM

I'm sorry, I thought it was kind of funny myself. I understand and appreciate your enthusiasm towards your RXB, but sometimes... frequently it leaks into places not entirely appropriate.

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Posted Wed Aug 8, 2018 12:26 PM

Everyone promotes what they do and mine is GPL, RXB and SAMS.

Now I have a F18 so I will also promote that soon as I create some interface for it.

 

I do not get it?

Someone pushes Forth or Assembly or some product in my RXB forum and I do not complain about it going off subject.

 

But I am attacked for doing that? This is clearly a real double standard.



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Posted Wed Aug 8, 2018 12:30 PM

I had an idea you might see it as an attack.  I can assure you, it's not intended as an "attack" at all,  more over, tongue-in-cheek humour.  

Satire, you might say. :)



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Posted Wed Aug 8, 2018 12:33 PM

We all on occasion get off topic and some, like me can get a little single minded in our enthusiasm. I guess we all just need to be mindful that we don't drag things off topic when it's not appropriate.

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Posted Wed Aug 8, 2018 12:45 PM

Okay if Rich is wanting to know more about how this picture came about and why I personally did it .... let me tell you since this is the off topic dumping thread.

 

I don't like being called an "idiot" and other such words.  I got called this by Rich, on FB, because I happened to post something that involved President Trump's visit to the UK.

Rich had never gotten involved in my posts before, this was the first time and he pretty much jumped on it and within 5 minutes I was "a idiot" simply because I had a different view to his own.

 

This meant that I would easily persuade myself to ridicule him when the time came.  I wouldn't hold back.  Anyone he disagrees with is either wrong, or "a idiot".  

 

I don't like being called that, I took THAT as a personal attack so yeah you have attacked me personally.  Who else here thinks Rich got off lightly with this great cartoon? 

 

And he's still not happy.    :?



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Posted Wed Aug 8, 2018 12:49 PM

I had an idea you might see it as an attack.  I can assure you, it's not intended as an "attack" at all,  more over, tongue-in-cheek humour.  

Satire, you might say. :)

Yea I have never been one of the guys, so the whacking each other like the three stooges I never understood.



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Posted Wed Aug 8, 2018 6:20 PM

... the whacking each other like the three stooges I never understood.

But you don't need to understand it. Just start beating things and have fun.

 

...

Someone pushes Forth or Assembly or some product in my RXB forum and I do not complain about it going off subject.

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We have a RXB forum here? :-D

Really, that might be a good idea.

But then we would need forth, pascal, etc forums too.


Edited by jrhodes, Wed Aug 8, 2018 6:27 PM.


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Posted Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:44 PM

I found this interesting - even a mention of a few 9900 instructions.

 

https://www.quora.co...instruction-set



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Posted Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:01 AM

I found this interesting - even a mention of a few 9900 instructions.

 

I will never be able to read "BLWP" as "bl(w)ip" again.  Never saw it as a real word but rather as an amalgam of all of the consonant sounds with the natural transition between "L" and "P" interrupted by a retarded "W" sound.



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Posted Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:54 PM

 

I will never be able to read "BLWP" as "bl(w)ip" again.  Never saw it as a real word but rather as an amalgam of all of the consonant sounds with the natural transition between "L" and "P" interrupted by a retarded "W" sound.

Ever since I started on the TI99/4A using Mini Memory Cart I have always looked at BLWP and thought Branch Link Workspace Pointer, never thought of a way to shorten it.



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Posted Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:54 PM

 

I will never be able to read "BLWP" as "bl(w)ip" again.  Never saw it as a real word but rather as an amalgam of all of the consonant sounds with the natural transition between "L" and "P" interrupted by a retarded "W" sound.

 

When I read the article, Devo immediately necro'd this song from the memory banks.  I hope that by posting this video I can exorcise the bullwhip demon.

 


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Posted Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:13 PM

There *is* some blessing for non-native speakers.

 

(whereas this was not the worst one; it took me 40 years between learning the names of the planets and that you can make a pun with the one between Saturn and Neptun).



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Posted Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:47 PM

There *is* some blessing for non-native speakers.
 
(whereas this was not the worst one; it took me 40 years between learning the names of the planets and that you can make a pun with the one between Saturn and Neptun).


Yep, like Bloodhound Gang said:

Yeah I'm hung like planet Pluto hard to see with the naked eye
But if I crashed into Uranus I would stick it where the sun don't shine
'Cause I'm kind of like Han Solo always stroking my own wookie....



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Posted Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:21 PM

The so-called "Ring of Fire" has been a little bit more active this last week.

 

<< USGS Recorded Events >> 



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Posted Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:03 PM

I know, i have been following dutchsinse's reports :thumbsup:


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Posted Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:16 PM

Okay - This is an off-topic eBay post because it's an << FRS radio that was voluntarilly pulled by Radio Shack back in the day >> for 'skirting the FCC rules' concerning FRS radios and attached antennas.  This design made it possible to have the antenna outside the car, using the roof as a ground plane and increasing distance.  The rules state antennas must be fixed and non-removable, they got around this by putting the guts in the antenna section and seperating the power and microphone.  Anyway, if you are into FRS radio, you might want to buy a couple.  I used one of these years ago and was amazed at the range I got compared to handhelds.

 

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