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by Glorious
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Terry Davis and TempleOS
Replies: 6
Views: 144

Re: Terry Davis and TempleOS

Terry Davis was 100% mentally ill.

Once he stopped talking his meds and took to the roads, the outlook wasn't good. And sadly, he died within months of that happening.
by Glorious
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Keller leaves Intel!
Replies: 6
Views: 218

Re: Keller leaves Intel!

Yeah, he's jumped here and there for years, did he ever previously say it was for "personal reasons" as cover? I mean, retirement is one potential reason, but people usually just say that outright and it's also usually around a "round" date. So, unfortunately, the speculation bec...
by Glorious
Mon May 11, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Chinese astrology - Let's try this one more time...
Replies: 292
Views: 2869

Re: Chinese astrology - Let's try this one more time...

I am also addicted to atheists.

Just can't get enough.
by Glorious
Fri May 01, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?
Replies: 634
Views: 19765

Re: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?

CDC didn't seem to think so in March. I certainly remembering making the point that masks aren't remotely failsafe, if only because we're just so incapable of fastidiously using them correctly at all times. We just don't have, and basically sort of can't have, any really rigorous data on how effect...
by Glorious
Fri May 01, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?
Replies: 634
Views: 19765

Re: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?

The idea that big respiratory droplets are a huge vector is pretty sound, and yes, the idea that even simple masks would help obviate those is also strong. It's just that it's hard to "test" this sort of stuff for numerous reasons, starting with ethics. So, we don't really know, exactly. W...
by Glorious
Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4910
Views: 220788

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Redocbew wrote:
Warrior monks are a thing dude. Vrock is an Avout from the Ringing Vale


Speaking of Stephenson, the part in which he had that Gabriel Goto, a Jesuit-Samurai, giving extreme unction to his enemies before commencing battle... that's better than anything in Anathem. And I like Anathem.
by Glorious
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Chinese astrology - Let's try this one more time...
Replies: 292
Views: 2869

Re: Chinese astrology - Let's try this one more time...

I would provide that data if I had it available but it was years ago. You really shouldn't make fun of things like that. God has a funny way of showing how wrong you can be. Happened to me enough times that I don't make fun of what others would think as mere coincidences. ASTROLOGY STRONK LIKE BULL...
by Glorious
Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4910
Views: 220788

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

wait, your guys wives let you out of the kitchen?
by Glorious
Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Chinese astrology - Let's try this one more time...
Replies: 292
Views: 2869

Re: Chinese astrology - Let's try this one more time...

It's more about letting your fate rest in God's hands than trying to predict it. I have stayed away from the prediction part of astrology. I don't read horoscopes (they seem nonsense anyway). You just said that since whm1974 was born in a particular month, that means he's under the influence of a p...
by Glorious
Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?
Replies: 634
Views: 19765

Re: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?

You must not be reading the reports of the damage this virus is capable of doing. Damage to lungs and heart muscles even in asymptomatic victims. Trying to achieve herd immunity might also cause lifelong damage to a significant portion of the population, shaving years off their life expectancy. So,...
by Glorious
Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Chinese astrology - Let's try this one more time...
Replies: 292
Views: 2869

Re: Chinese astrology - Let's try this one more time...

Indeed, the logical reasoning of whm1974 is an enigma. But that is to be expected because Taureans are stubborn by nature. Even if a teensy weensy thought appears in his mind that seems to tell him something good about faith, the rest of his brain overwhelmingly crushes it. Only a life changing eve...
by Glorious
Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:18 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Chinese astrology - Let's try this one more time...
Replies: 292
Views: 2869

Re: Chinese astrology - Let's try this one more time...

Faith is nothing more then Magical Thinking. So why does it deserves respect? Maybe it doesn't, that's irrelevant to what I was getting at. First quote is someone who supposedly respects religion, second quote definitely doesn't. I was pointing out the incongruity. Faith goes way beyond merely beli...
by Glorious
Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Chinese astrology - Let's try this one more time...
Replies: 292
Views: 2869

Re: Chinese astrology - Let's try this one more time...

I strongly recommend reading the Pragmatists like William James to understand the difference between scientific fact and faith (while respecting both). "Does the eucharist actually become the flesh of Christ or does it just symbolically represent Christ during the sacrament?" Even if poss...
by Glorious
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?
Replies: 634
Views: 19765

Re: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?

btw, I personally know two people at work (in that age range) who were FAST'd by their co-workers and got immediate medical attention. Neither one had any idea they were in danger. If they were, as I am right now, in their basements, by themselves... If they, like I, "wouldn't want to be a burd...
by Glorious
Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: HGiG Mode for HDR gaming
Replies: 11
Views: 1078

Re: HGiG Mode for HDR gaming

I am indeed overwhelmed with dismay and remorse.
by Glorious
Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: Software giveaways
Replies: 32
Views: 811

Re: Software giveaways

I don't know if I'm going to be able to resist the urge to post a download link for Ubuntu 20.04 tomorrow

The copy 'n paste is willing, but the user is weak and lazy.
by Glorious
Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Igor Kavinski
Replies: 106
Views: 1725

Re: Igor Kavinski

Vrock wrote:
WTF is going on here. This isn't a tech forum anymore.


If you feed your HDD rice + sugar, it will stop losing your data and starting gaining data you didn't even know you had!
by Glorious
Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Igor Kavinski
Replies: 106
Views: 1725

Re: Igor Kavinski

Igor_Kavinski wrote:
Some days I really wish we could...but I don't know if my conscience could live with doing that.


I mean, we're all here, arguing with Igor right now, aren't we?

heh.

EDIT: (the context being, we can't just ignore data errors, right?) :P
by Glorious
Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Igor Kavinski
Replies: 106
Views: 1725

Re: Igor Kavinski

Waco wrote:
I don't think I would. I read what it supposedly does - it's snake oil.


https://www.dailymotion.com/video/xczm9g

SCAN ME WACO
by Glorious
Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: Calling all dinosaurs - IBM needs you!
Replies: 11
Views: 234

Re: Calling all dinosaurs - IBM needs you!

In fact, there's one developer in particular that I remember (goes back quite a few years though...) who defined a whole bunch of macros to make his C code look more like COBOL. Really annoyed all the other developers who had to deal with his code. We basically told him to knock it off... OR ELSE! ...
by Glorious
Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?
Replies: 634
Views: 19765

Re: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?

If we made up a plan, would we have more reagents?
by Glorious
Wed Apr 15, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?
Replies: 634
Views: 19765

Re: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?

If you have a population of 1000 infected, there will be roughly 10 deaths. (see Diamond Princess). After one reproductive cycle, there will be between 2200 to 5700 infected (R0 of 2.2 to 5.7). In the next cycle, there are 22 to 57 deaths. One cycle after that, there will be 4840 to 32490 infected,...
by Glorious
Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?
Replies: 634
Views: 19765

Re: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?

Exponential growth. Each infection causes 2.2 to 5.7 more infections. This means that every death causes 2.2 to 5.7 more deaths outside of a lockdown situation. The exact number isn't very important, but the tactics to combat it are the same. I think you need to go talk to your CDC friend some more.
by Glorious
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?
Replies: 634
Views: 19765

Re: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?

“To me, this study conveys one useful piece of information, which is that chloroquine causes a dose-dependent increase in an abnormality in the ECG that could predispose people to sudden cardiac death.” That's misleading. Chloroquine has been around since like ww2. It's not some wild new drug that ...
by Glorious
Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?
Replies: 634
Views: 19765

Re: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?

I know multiple people who weren't seriously ill and got the PCR test here in PA. There are drive-through testing sites both in my old neighborhood in West Philly (https://www.pennmedicine.org/coronavirus/drive-thru-testing-sites) as well as out here in the East Pittsburgh area (which I can visually...
by Glorious
Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: FAH ubuntu installation problems
Replies: 24
Views: 430

Re: FAH ubuntu installation problems

What I'd do is remove it from the software center GUI thingy you did it with originally, and then get the package for the client directly from the FAH guys: https://download.foldingathome.org/releases/public/release/fahclient/debian-stable-64bit/v7.5/fahclient_7.5.1_amd64.deb in a terminal, do `dpkg...
by Glorious
Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: FAH ubuntu installation problems
Replies: 24
Views: 430

Re: FAH ubuntu installation problems

This is all one computer, right? So FAHcontrol is connecting via localhost? If you are controlling a different host, there is some configuration work. If this is a single host, what does `ps -aef | grep FAH` say? EDIT: I think I had to do something when I did this last week, but I already forgot wha...
by Glorious
Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Zen3 / Ryzen 4000 series news, talk & rumors
Replies: 30
Views: 2476

Re: Zen3 / Ryzen 4000 series news, talk & rumors

Concupiscence wrote:
I can't even fathom a 3900x feeling slow. What are you doing with it?


dammit igor
by Glorious
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Scamming to make money...
Replies: 123
Views: 1143

Re: Scamming to make money...

oh god I'm going home again
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