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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:44 pm

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I guess as long as people remember the name, whoever owns the rights can keep trying to extract some value out of it. Gotta wonder how many times Sears will be zombi’fied after they finally go.

Hey, in a day where Swiss Colony (yes, that purveyor of gross catalog cheese and "meat" products) owns the Montgomery Ward trademark and still sells it online ...

Hey, no need for the scare quotes! I'm fairly certain there were traces of actual meat in those sausages...
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:52 pm

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Hey, in a day where Swiss Colony (yes, that purveyor of gross catalog cheese and "meat" products) owns the Montgomery Ward trademark and still sells it online ...
Hey, no need for the scare quotes! I'm fairly certain there were traces of actual meat in those sausages...

Hmm, is there a "23andme" to which we can send samples of foodstuffs? Don't want to send it to 23 just in case it IS Soylent Green.
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:46 pm

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Interesting. My closest one is apparently an Ace Hardware that is listed as an "Authorized Radio Shack Dealer".

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I still have (and use) my old Radio Shack soldering irons, and other random tools and test equipment.

Same, but they're all a long-ass ways away. Aledo, IL; Fairbury, IL; Arcola, IL. They're all little bitty towns with nothing more than Casey's and an Ace or True Value Hardware.
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

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Interesting. My closest one is apparently an Ace Hardware that is listed as an "Authorized Radio Shack Dealer".

"I'm not dead yet!"

I still have (and use) my old Radio Shack soldering irons, and other random tools and test equipment.

Same, but they're all a long-ass ways away. Aledo, IL; Fairbury, IL; Arcola, IL. They're all little bitty towns with nothing more than Casey's and an Ace or True Value Hardware.

Nearest one to me is in Yorkville, on the very farthest edge of the Chicago suburban sprawl.
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:35 am

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Hey, in a day where Swiss Colony (yes, that purveyor of gross catalog cheese and "meat" products) owns the Montgomery Ward trademark and still sells it online ...
Hey, no need for the scare quotes! I'm fairly certain there were traces of actual meat in those sausages...

Hmm, is there a "23andme" to which we can send samples of foodstuffs? Don't want to send it to 23 just in case it IS Soylent Green.

There are labs for that. I watched a news clip that found subway chicken was only about 50% chicken, the worst of most fast food. :lol: fresh fit my ass
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:42 am

TBH I consider Subway to be a food of last resort. Below McD's, even.
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:18 am

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TBH I consider Subway to be a food of last resort. Below McD's, even.


They're only everywhere because it has the cheapest franchise and running costs. From that perspective it is the cheapest bottom of the fast food chain
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:38 am

I've had a $10 Subway gift card in my wallet for probably 3 years now, and I get food from sandwich places all the time. Should give an idea of how much I think of them.
 
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:03 am

I kinda like Subway. It's lonely here at the top. :lol:
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:44 am

The problem with Subway is the existence of Jimmy Jonh's and Firehouse Subs. Maybe it's more affordable than those options, but I wouldn't know because those shops sell damn good sandwiches, and I've maybe had Subway 3 or 4 times since college.
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:20 am

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The problem with Subway is the existence of Jimmy John's and Firehouse Subs. Those shops sell damn good sandwiches.
Add Jersey Mike's (try the #56 Big Kahuna or the #13 Original Italian) and maybe even Miami Subs to your list.
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:27 am

Gill's Delicatessen. Better bring cash.
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:33 pm

I don't mind my meat not being 100% meat. If its 80% meat, 10% spices, 10% soy proteins, I am fine with that.
If its 50% meat, 5% spices, 45% industrial wood shavings, then I mind a bit.
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:42 pm

http://www.alscafes.com/index.php

If you're in Boston, at least. Oh and if you go at lunchtime just be prepared to wait your whole lunch break.
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:10 pm

First plane with ionic propulsion takes flight

I should imagine that with 40,000V it also does a good job of zapping any flies or mosquitoes in its path :o
 
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:25 pm

That is really cool. I wonder if it will be scalable?
 
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:32 pm

Probably only useful for really lightweight aircraft. I also imagine it doesn't like wet weather, and probably produces significant amounts of ozone. That's still potentially useful tech though... e.g. maybe for high altitude unmanned aircraft to provide wireless internet service, at a lower cost than launching satellites?
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:37 pm

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First plane with ionic propulsion takes flight

I should imagine that with 40,000V it also does a good job of zapping any flies or mosquitoes in its path :o

Interesting proof of concept, though if they needed to make the aircraft less than 6lbs on a ~15ft wingspan, I doubt they’re making enough thrust to overcome more than a slight breeze. It might possibly work for propulsion on a blimp or airship, but I can’t see much else.
 
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:45 pm

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It might possibly work for propulsion on a blimp or airship, but I can’t see much else.

That is an interesting use-case.
 
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:13 pm

With the introduction of Cloud, scaling and reliability have taken a totally new revolution in implementing in different ways across the whole system. Agility is a main concern where we need to ship products more frequently and independently. Developers think about factors like latency requirements, availability, speed more than the real feature itself.


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With the introduction of Cloud, scaling and reliability have taken a totally new revolution in implementing in different ways across the whole system. Agility is a main concern where we need to ship products more frequently and independently. Developers think about factors like latency requirements, availability, speed more than the real feature itself.

Ugh. Yuck. Gak.

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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:56 pm

It seems Microsoft's approach with Azure for dethroning AWS is to bury it with buzzwords and talk it to death. Some people are all too eager to help.

Obviously I'm not a fan so far, but it's early still. I'm just not looking forward to what's next with this as my introduction.
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:58 am

IBM has joined the "Cloud is where all the growth is, so we need to do more of that!" party too. I'm living it every day.
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:37 pm

We just moved our ERP backend and front-end to Azure. So far it has been pretty seamless.
 
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Fri Nov 23, 2018 3:16 am

Note to self: Don't pick up a Neil Gaiman book at 9PM and expect to get a full night's sleep afterwards.
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

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Note to self: Don't pick up a Neil Gaiman book at 9PM and expect to get a full night's sleep afterwards.


9 am and still reading?
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:37 pm

While looking for what might be an appropriate status code to send back to the client I come across a most interesting coffee pot.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyper_Tex ... l_Protocol
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:14 pm

Random data point. I replaced my wife's 120GB SSD with a 240GB SSD. Running ATTO, the reads are basically the same. Capping out at 517 MB/s versus 525 MB/s (probably hitting the SATA limit).The writes though went from 300 MB/s to 475 MB/s. Pretty significant improvement there. This is going from an el-cheapo SandDisk Ultradisk from ~3 years ago to an el-cheapo PNY CS900.
Also, there's been 4.1 TB of writes and 293 PB of reads on the old drive. This is just a month or two shy of 3 years. (mobo bought Jan 26th, 2016, but I don't know how long before I built it.
There is no difference feel-wise between the 2 for general use, which I guess is expected. The rest of the computer is going to be the limiting factor, but it is nice to see the academic progress
 
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:01 am

Redocbew wrote:
While looking for what might be an appropriate status code to send back to the client I come across a most interesting coffee pot.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyper_Tex ... l_Protocol

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The HTCPCP server is a teapot; the resulting entity body "may be short and stout". Demonstrations of this behaviour exist.

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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:05 am

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The HTCPCP server is a teapot; the resulting entity body "may be short and stout". Demonstrations of this behaviour exist.

https://www.google.com/teapot

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