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Dan =0)
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Just a guy looking for computer/audio work and gigs...
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June 25, 2004
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Re: NERVE Released
Feb 16, 2021, 20:13
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Re: NERVE Released Feb 16, 2021, 20:13
Feb 16, 2021, 20:13
 
And just scrolling and glancing at the title I almost thought this was an offshoot of Neon Genesis: Evangelion. But, that's "NERV". Whoops.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Dec 21, 2020, 12:30
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Re: Out of the Blue Dec 21, 2020, 12:30
Dec 21, 2020, 12:30
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 20, 2020, 19:56:
A customer at an Ohio restaurant left a $5,600 tip to split among the entire staff for Christmas.

I wish I were that rich.

This song just popped in my brain.
We need UBI, I think.. But that's another conversation, probably.

Aliens? Could be. Could also be something that happens once every eon.

Glowing platypuses: Neat pictures, and also makes me think of how - given many other animals see in UV at least in part - some humans are able to see UV light after surgical removal of the lens.

Minecraft for Christmas: If staged, done very well, imo.

Army ants: Holy crap, that's amazing. Also, "Don't do drugs.... often." and various gaffes, however intentional or not.

Walking is hard: I am not sure what's going on with the fellow having so many difficulties while the rest seem to be proceeding just fine, and according to the comments, he was not drunk.

Gaming memes - yep, accurate.

Microtransactions: I would hope folks have more sense than to spend their cents like that.

Coffee and wine: I resembled wine last night as I got a bit tipsy for my birthday yesterday. Haven't had coffee yet...

Dan =0)
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Re: Sunday Mobilization
Dec 21, 2020, 11:55
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Re: Sunday Mobilization Dec 21, 2020, 11:55
Dec 21, 2020, 11:55
 
How about trying to fold up to 12 times?

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Cats on Mars ?
Dec 9, 2020, 22:44
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Cats on Mars ? Dec 9, 2020, 22:44
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Re: Out of the Blue
Oct 11, 2020, 17:16
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Re: Out of the Blue Oct 11, 2020, 17:16
Oct 11, 2020, 17:16
 
Ghosts coming back to haunt me, seems.

My father had that same type of turntable (he passed in 2001).

My mother passed this past Friday. Things are not easy / relationship was... complicated. Still processing.

Sheep on trampoline is cute.

Dan =0(
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Re: Out of the Blue
Oct 9, 2020, 21:33
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Re: Out of the Blue Oct 9, 2020, 21:33
Oct 9, 2020, 21:33
 
Happy birthday to Blue's News! I'm a lurker for the most part, but I have thoroughly enjoyed reading articles posted through here, and especially enjoyed the exploits and (mis)adventures of Blue and Co. in "Out of the Blue"/"Into The Black".

Dan =0)
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Re: Out of the Blue
Sep 28, 2020, 14:28
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Re: Out of the Blue Sep 28, 2020, 14:28
Sep 28, 2020, 14:28
 
Just pulling up to the site now for today, can see it just fine, so hoping issues have been resolved!

And yes, vouching for Blue's News reliability / uptime as a visitor since... 2000? I've lost count.

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Re: Game Key Giveaway for Supporters
Jun 24, 2020, 22:17
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Re: Game Key Giveaway for Supporters Jun 24, 2020, 22:17
Jun 24, 2020, 22:17
 
Galactic Civilizations Ultimate Edition
Sins of a Solar Empire: Trinity
Galactic Civilizations II: Ultimate Edition
Muffin Knight Steam Key
Dead Effect
The Samaritan Paradox
Super Inefficient Golf
POSTAL Steam Key
Monday Night Combat Steam Key

Thanks, Blue (and Dark)!
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Re: Out of the Blue
May 7, 2020, 15:18
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Re: Out of the Blue May 7, 2020, 15:18
May 7, 2020, 15:18
 
Thanks, Kxmode and Frans for all the work put in to the redesign - and for all the work done behind the scenes over the years that I've been mostly lurking / visiting and sometimes posting.

Took a walk earlier this afternoon. Here are a small bunch of photos taken.

EDIT: Direct links for those Facebook-averse:
Park, image 1

Park, image 2

Park, image 3

Park, image 4

Park, image 5

Captioned as "Feed me, Seymour..."

Not the park

Dan =0)

This comment was edited on May 8, 2020, 15:02.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Mar 25, 2020, 14:06
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Re: Out of the Blue Mar 25, 2020, 14:06
Mar 25, 2020, 14:06
 
Hey everyone, I'm here, I'm alive and fortunately able to work from home. Have not been out since last Monday, not risking at all due to underlying health issues.

Helping folks in the local community online where I am, trying to keep folks (and myself) sane through occasional music, and really thinking we need to metaphorically de-rootkit, or otherwise format and reinstall from re-examined, peer-reviewed, tested source through a modern compiler. (Poor metaphor, but eh.)

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Re: Into the Black
Feb 28, 2020, 01:59
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Re: Into the Black Feb 28, 2020, 01:59
Feb 28, 2020, 01:59
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Re: New Steam Library Launches
Oct 31, 2019, 00:37
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Re: New Steam Library Launches Oct 31, 2019, 00:37
Oct 31, 2019, 00:37
 
Just updated.

The interface looks extremely cluttered, now.

There's miniature icon to the left of each title in the games list on the left-hand side in the Library view; along with that, a tile-like listing of the games in a larger area on the right-hand side of the Steam client. Top left above the games list (text titles with miniature icons), several different fields squished together.

What in hell. UI/UX has taken a step back, methinks.
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Re: Linux
Oct 30, 2019, 16:14
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Re: Linux Oct 30, 2019, 16:14
Oct 30, 2019, 16:14
 
...I use Slackware 14.2 x86_64...

*ducks and runs* =0)
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Re: Steam Ubuntu Support Ending
Jun 24, 2019, 21:51
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Re: Steam Ubuntu Support Ending Jun 24, 2019, 21:51
Jun 24, 2019, 21:51
 
I use Slackware 14.2.... *hides*

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Re: Linux distros without systemd.
May 22, 2019, 00:45
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Re: Linux distros without systemd. May 22, 2019, 00:45
May 22, 2019, 00:45
 
Grokk wrote:
In all seriousness, systemd is invasive garbage that should never have been forced into the main distros.

It controls parts of Linux that it should have never have touched, and in some cases the only resolution to fix certain issues is to reboot. Fuck that, and fuck the guy that wrote it.

Not a fan, either, given what I've read of its history. I've been running Slackware 14.2 (and Windows 10 for games) for about a year or so and have been actively trying to migrate what non-game and Windows/Mac-only music software I can over to Slackware. Have been learning a lot in the process regarding configuration and compiling from source.

Of course - that osrt of thing is not everyone's cup of tea. But, here I am, with bash scripts I wrote to, say, automagically connect to wireless connections on command line. (I'm not entirely "hardcore", I guess - but I try.)

Edited for clarity. Tired.
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Re: Evening Tech Bits
Jun 20, 2018, 23:30
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Re: Evening Tech Bits Jun 20, 2018, 23:30
Jun 20, 2018, 23:30
 
Mouse bids to buy fox for more money than most any human will ever see in their lifetime.

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Re: Out of the Blue
Mar 20, 2018, 12:03
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Re: Out of the Blue Mar 20, 2018, 12:03
Mar 20, 2018, 12:03
 
As someone with Czech heritage (first-born in the USA of two naturalizad parents), I thought it more appropriate to attribute the demonstrated car-making processes to cyber-Vikings.

EDIT - Also, this.

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Re: Christmas Legal Briefs
Dec 25, 2017, 15:52
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Re: Christmas Legal Briefs Dec 25, 2017, 15:52
Dec 25, 2017, 15:52
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Re: Out of the Blue
Oct 27, 2017, 16:29
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Re: Out of the Blue Oct 27, 2017, 16:29
Oct 27, 2017, 16:29
 
Well for starters: Photographic memory doesn't exist.

There is no demonstrable evidence that it does exist.

If only Kim Peek were still around...
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Re: Out of the Blue
Oct 26, 2017, 20:18
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Re: Out of the Blue Oct 26, 2017, 20:18
Oct 26, 2017, 20:18
 
Re: "Your brain does not process information and it is not a computer."

Agreed with Cutter, essentially. The writer does not offer up his own explanation as to, say, where memory may be stored. And, he is not a neuroscientist, but a psychologist. Different fields, though related?

FTA:
The IP perspective requires the player to formulate an estimate of various initial conditions of the ball’s flight – the force of the impact, the angle of the trajectory, that kind of thing – then to create and analyse an internal model of the path along which the ball will likely move, then to use that model to guide and adjust motor movements continuously in time in order to intercept the ball.

That is all well and good if we functioned as computers do, but McBeath and his colleagues gave a simpler account: to catch the ball, the player simply needs to keep moving in a way that keeps the ball in a constant visual relationship with respect to home plate and the surrounding scenery (technically, in a ‘linear optical trajectory’). This might sound complicated, but it is actually incredibly simple, and completely free of computations, representations and algorithms.

Don't humans essentially do what is indicated in the first bit, at least on a subconscious level, based on the present sensory input? (e.g. sound of the bat cracking against the ball, visual flight path of the ball, fuzzy estimation)

Fortunately, because the IP metaphor is not even slightly valid,
Why...? What does the author have to offer?

...unnecessary intellectual baggage
Really? Stoop to this?

I can understand what the author is stating about each individuals brain having its own unique arrangement of (trillions of) neurons based on life experiences and genetics, but there has to be some sort of "basic model" from which those individualistic models branch, and to suggest nothing terribly substantive in place of trouncing established metaphor is, at best, misguided.

Dan =0) (Disclaimer: Not a neuroscientist or doctor, though I play one on stage.)
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