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by quantus
Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Mohtalim MOTW 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 630

Re: Mohtalim MOTW 2019

Every time I think 2020 couldn't possibly get any more cyberpunk, it manages to get more cyberpunk.
Ha, and there's still 2.5 months to go!

Yes, I know this is 2020, but I refuse to make a new thread for 2020 and give it additional noteworthiness.
by quantus
Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Chess
Replies: 35
Views: 867

Re: Chess

I had a pretty good advantage out of the opening in this Rapid 15+10 game, but panicked on move 14. DmitriyKiev1 position 1.png My Queen and Rook were forked! According to the engine I'm actually in excellent shape and have a large advantage. The most straightforward thing to do would have been to ...
by quantus
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: daily awesome
Replies: 189
Views: 52100

Re: daily awesome

Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts. This requires not that the writer make all his sentences short, or that he avoid...
by quantus
Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: Links
Topic: Monopsony antitrust
Replies: 20
Views: 2275

Re: Monopsony antitrust

I don't buy that for a hot minute. If it's really impossible for American companies to compete domestically with global behemoths of that scale, then the US government should institute capital controls and protectionist trade policies. However, I firmly believe that antitrust action only increases ...
by quantus
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: daily awesome
Replies: 189
Views: 52100

Re: daily awesome

Jonathan wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:28 am
An old Soviet joke: “What doesn’t buzz and doesn’t fit in your ass? A Soviet machine for buzzing inside your ass.”
GPT3, make me a Trump joke using this prompt.
I'm thinking something related to leading the COVID-19 crisis might work here...
by quantus
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Links
Topic: Monopsony antitrust
Replies: 20
Views: 2275

Re: Monopsony antitrust

What's the critical threshold? Is it 60% of the vote like in the Senate or 50% for some things like judges? Simple majority thresholds that depend on swings in sentiment that ebb and flow feels like a bad idea. Until we break up internationally based companies like Samsung or heck, the Chinese gover...
by quantus
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Chess
Replies: 35
Views: 867

Re: Chess

Up until that last post, I'd consider playing you, but I'm pretty sure you'd beat me now. I tend to have a puzzle rating in the 1300's from just messing around in some random chess app i found on iOS. I understood what you were describing at least as far as move progression, so I might be able to ca...
by quantus
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Links
Topic: Captain Jean-Luc Picard's loungewear
Replies: 1
Views: 99

Re: Captain Jean-Luc Picard's loungewear

To steal from one of the comments:
Make it! Sew!
by quantus
Wed May 13, 2020 3:02 am
Forum: Links
Topic: Go The F* To Sleep - Song Version
Replies: 0
Views: 391

Go The F* To Sleep - Song Version

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWUr2EMCVAY The chorus is pretty catchy. I came across this version last night after my kids were being particularly resistant to going to sleep. Another pretty good version is this multi-celeb reading , which pointed out that Levar Burton (Star Trek and Reading Rainb...
by quantus
Wed May 06, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: daily awesome
Replies: 189
Views: 52100

Re: daily awesome

Jonathan wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:46 pm
It’s just the latest example that the portrayals of the president as a clown only end up insulting actual clowns, who probably don’t deserve the abuse.
Dear Clowns,
Please give this President some lessons on being Presidential. It can't hurt at this point and I give up.
Sincerely,
Common Sense
by quantus
Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: 2020 HW thread
Replies: 4
Views: 551

Re: 2020 HW thread

https://www.zdnet.com/article/intel-csm ... y-thought/

If your old CPU is old like mine (2700K), then you're safe... Don't upgrade to anything except the latest gen. Or are you gonna go AMD?!
by quantus
Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: I think it's back to normal
Replies: 6
Views: 548

Re: I think it's back to normal

Works for me! Good job upgrading.
by quantus
Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Links
Topic: Monopsony antitrust
Replies: 20
Views: 2275

Re: Monopsony antitrust

https://www.zdnet.com/article/apples-tim-cook-said-the-strangest-thing-and-i-keep-wondering-why/ [Cook] offered this philosophical thought: "A monopoly by itself isn't bad if it's not abused." ... I used to think PG&E might be benign until it started to cut off my power while holding dinners and wi...
by quantus
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Mohtalim MOTW 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 630

Re: Mohtalim MOTW 2019

Kindness is contagious
It certainly can be.
by quantus
Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: daily awesome
Replies: 189
Views: 52100

Re: daily awesome

Jonathan wrote:
Sasha Baron Cohen wrote: Freedom of speech is not freedom of reach.
Like Like Like
This is so true. Hiding behind the first amendment and allowing loudmouths and bullies to prevail is extremely bad for society. We already have an allowance for religion to do this which isn't great.
by quantus
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Mohtalim MOTW 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 630

Re: Mohtalim MOTW 2019

One of the great realizations of adulthood is that the idiots are equally distributed across everything.
So true. And a lesson Vinny never seemed to get.
by quantus
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Links
Topic: Hey, fuck you, Blizzard
Replies: 4
Views: 485

Re: Hey, fuck you, Blizzard

I've been following the HK news for a while now. I probably shouldn't comment about it in a public forum though since since I might have to travel to mainland :-\
by quantus
Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Professional Links
Topic: Performance Matters
Replies: 2
Views: 364

Re: Performance Matters

I like that talk. Profiling data is annoying to wade through and annoying to deal with run-to-run differences. I've looked at the flame graphs to try to speed up some scripts in the past, but they stop helping so much in parallel environments or where you have to deal with latency as he points out. ...
by quantus
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Bicycles
Replies: 66
Views: 20725

Re: Bicycles

The Chorus crankset is 172.5 mm, as are the Centaur and my 105 cranks. Maggie's used to a 165 mm so mine may be a bit too long for her. But she can probably try it out. Does the increase in length mean she lowers her seat a few inches to compensate and when tilting the bike the pedals will hit the ...
by quantus
Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Mohtalim MOTW 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 630

Re: Mohtalim MOTW 2019

You must contend with the most terrifying dragon of all: capitalism. come in and buy another gallon of dragon semen or whatever Forget a lemonade stand, you gotta totally run a capitaism dragon semen stand! 5¢ ... no wait, I mean: One Million Dollars! and for those of you too lazy to google it: link