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Tanypteryx
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Message 121 of 139 (889009)
10-29-2021 11:38 AM


That's not going to improve his inability to communicate.

What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq


  
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Message 122 of 139 (889011)
10-29-2021 12:11 PM
Reply to: Message 117 by LamarkNewAge
10-29-2021 12:16 AM


Re: The Standard Model
LamrkNewAge writes:

Some of my squeaks are bleeped out.


I, for one, have never been bleeped (as far as I know) - and I have used most of the "offensive" words. I think it's more about obsession than the words themselves. If you call everybody a "racist idiot" you might get bleeped. But thanks to my immense vocabulary I can call somebody a racist idiot in several different ways. It makes for more interesting posts (whether I know what I'm talking about or not).

"I call that bold talk for a one-eyed fat man!"
-- Lucky Ned Pepper

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Message 123 of 139 (889014)
10-29-2021 1:38 PM
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10-29-2021 12:11 PM


Re: The Standard Model
The usual reason words are added to someone's disallowed word list is if they've been used persistently while violating the Forum Guidelines. Calling someone a racist or an idiot or ignorant or an ignorant racist idiot once won't do it, but doing it persistently several or more times will draw a warning, and if the behavior continues then words will be added to the list.

--Percy
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AZPaul3
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Message 124 of 139 (889125)
11-05-2021 3:05 PM


This is delightful. Your brain can be so clever it shows you what the logic, not the reality, thinks should be there.

The circles are rotating but NOT moving off center. I know. I measured, many, many, oh so many times

The Circles in This Illusion Actually Aren't Changing Shape or Moving at All, Sorry.

Further down the article a couple more tweets of examples. The one where the arrows are removed from the image is disturbingly cool.


Eschew obfuscation. Habituate elucidation.

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Message 125 of 139 (889131)
11-06-2021 10:02 AM
Reply to: Message 124 by AZPaul3
11-05-2021 3:05 PM


Neat! The first thing I did was cover up the arrows, which as the article later points out makes no difference. The brain is not following cues from the arrows. I then started covering up the circles themselves a little at a time - the illusion persists even when much of the circles aren't visible. For me the illusion disappeared in the circle on the left when around 50% was covered up, while the illusion persisted in the circle on the right even after most of it was covered. The illusion does not require two circles - covering one of them up completely does not diminish the illusion in the remaining circle.

--Percy


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Message 126 of 139 (889225)
11-11-2021 12:40 AM


It's Moose's EvC 20th birthday
I registered as member 88 on November 11, 2001.

This will be Moose message 3855, which averages to 192.75 messages per year, or a bit over 1 message every other day.

Woopie!

Moose


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Message 127 of 139 (889230)
11-11-2021 9:42 AM
Reply to: Message 126 by Minnemooseus
11-11-2021 12:40 AM


Re: It's Moose's EvC 20th birthday
This will be Moose message 3855

Rookie numbers.


Eschew obfuscation. Habituate elucidation.

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Message 128 of 139 (889243)
11-12-2021 4:18 AM
Reply to: Message 127 by AZPaul3
11-11-2021 9:42 AM


Re: It's Moose's EvC 20th birthday
Rookie numbers.

"It is better to have people suspect you are stupid, than to post a lot of messages and remove all doubt".

Moose


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Message 129 of 139 (889249)
11-12-2021 11:22 AM
Reply to: Message 128 by Minnemooseus
11-12-2021 4:18 AM


Re: It's Moose's EvC 20th birthday
Moose writes:

"It is better to have people suspect you are stupid, than to post a lot of messages and remove all doubt".


On the other hand, if you have enough volume, you're bound to get something right once in a while.

"I call that bold talk for a one-eyed fat man!"
-- Lucky Ned Pepper

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Message 130 of 139 (889396)
11-24-2021 10:08 PM


No Nut November.
She doesn't get enough credit for the clear no-nonsense science she brings to everything. I'll help spread the word.

CAUTION: Not graphic but she spares no language.

Sensitive constitutions should keep a bible handy to protect them from the demons that will flood their minds as they watch. For the rest of us it's a same-old, same-old science video with an interesting topic.

Upshot? Doesn't help, doesn't hurt, unless taken to extremes where the side effects can be deadly.

The subject matter is a buzz, of course, but her treatment and presentation skills are quite a tickle. The backhanded slaps at the stupid were fewer then some of her other works but the science was deep and, in her hands, the presentation was a hoot. She had fun with this one.


Eschew obfuscation. Habituate elucidation.

  
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Message 131 of 139 (889456)
11-28-2021 3:54 AM


The McDonald’s Ice Cream Machine Hacking Saga Has a New Twist
Apparently this is a meeting of computer technology and soft serve ice cream machines.

The McDonald’s Ice Cream Machine Hacking Saga Has a New Twist

The first paragraph:

quote:
Six months ago, a tiny startup called Kytch sued Taylor, the billion-dollar manufacturer of McDonald's notoriously broken ice cream machines. For years Kytch had sold a small device that hacks those ice cream machines, letting McDonald's restaurant owners better diagnose their maladies and make them work more reliably—only to find, according to Kytch's legal complaint, that Taylor had conspired to copy its device and sabotage its business.

Moose


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Message 132 of 139 (889461)
11-28-2021 10:33 AM
Reply to: Message 131 by Minnemooseus
11-28-2021 3:54 AM


Re: The McDonald’s Ice Cream Machine Hacking Saga Has a New Twist
Here I thought these MD's ice cream machine problems were overblown humorous vignettes of a quite standard machine MTF (mean time to failure) mode. Now we find out it is a world-wide conspiracy with hackers and pirates (all good stories involve pirates - Lance Geiger) and arch villain corporate monsters devouring what scant little remains of customer service by dialing in to break their machines before the ice cream begins to flow. Bastards!

Sheeple of MD's soft serve, you are being manipulated. With decreased supply your demand will grow stronger. The drug of soft serve has captured your soul and will toy with your emotions for the sheer joy of watching you whimper, defeated, as yet another ice cream machine is hacked low.

What a world, what a world.


Eschew obfuscation. Habituate elucidation.

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Message 133 of 139 (889464)
11-28-2021 1:57 PM


Compelled.
Can't quite explain this but I felt a strong compulsion to place this here.


Eschew obfuscation. Habituate elucidation.

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Message 134 of 139 (889465)
11-28-2021 2:18 PM
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11-28-2021 1:57 PM


Re: Compelled.
A maker of Catastrophes!!!!

Edited by xongsmith, : No reason given.


"I'm the Grim Reaper now, Mitch. Step aside."

- xongsmith, 5.7d


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Message 135 of 139 (889470)
11-28-2021 7:54 PM
Reply to: Message 133 by AZPaul3
11-28-2021 1:57 PM


Re: Compelled.
I was given this at Christmas many years ago. It is now tacked to the wall of my so called office, still in the wrapper.

I guess an alternative product would be to get the pine tree freshener, and hang it from the base of your cats tail.

Moose


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