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by quantus
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Bicycles
Replies: 66
Views: 21040

Re: Bicycles

Also, I discovered that the cable bolt on the rear derailleur is completely stripped, and I'm not sure how to remove it short of getting it drilled out, which doesn't seem worth it. This has worked well for me... https://smile.amazon.com/Speed-Out-As-Seen-Extractor/dp/B00N98I9IU/ I got a set for $5...
by quantus
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Battle Royale FPS games
Replies: 3
Views: 634

Re: Battle Royale FPS games

I tried fortnight on a tablet since Erik wants to play it and I figured I should try it first. I have no idea what's going on in that game and I have no idea how to play a fps without a mouse and keyboard or at least a controller. Touch screens were not meant for gaming.
by quantus
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Links
Topic: State of AI 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 666

Re: State of AI 2019

Quick, feed it all the code in GitHub and see what it does! I bet it won't comment its code either.
by quantus
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Links
Topic: The internet doesn't work without Tech Giants
Replies: 1
Views: 542

Re: The internet doesn't work without Tech Giants

Heh, they had the author on NPR a couple times throughout this experiment. Between AWS, Google Cloud and Azure, it's really hard to go anywhere on the internet and avoid them. Facebook and Apple can be cut out easily enough I think and blocking their web bugs just make things better. On the phone si...
by quantus
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: fail thread
Replies: 16
Views: 3850

Re: fail thread

Anyone who was truly surprised by a racy take on Handmaid’s Tale has clearly not been paying attention to the ever-expanding power of the sexy-Halloween-costume industrial complex. At this point, entire sites are devoted to churning out sensual versions of the uniforms of entirely mundane occupatio...
by quantus
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Links
Topic: Torvalds to learn empathy
Replies: 0
Views: 1000

Torvalds to learn empathy

Is this the start of tech's version of the #metoo movement? #dontbeadick ?

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/09 ... n-empathy/

Maybe he'll code up what he learns into a kernel update for all internet trolls.
by quantus
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Links
Topic: Monopsony antitrust
Replies: 20
Views: 2397

Re: Monopsony antitrust

Without the government stepping in, or people creating/joining unions in massive numbers and not having the courts weaken them, I don't see this dynamic changing much. Citizens United has just been helping skew things further and it's a huge reason why the Supreme Court is such a big deal. People sh...
by quantus
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Links
Topic: Samsung+GloFo=BFF
Replies: 10
Views: 3917

Re: Samsung+GloFo=BFF

True, but at least they're big, so worth at least 3-5x of most alternatives... Make a decent line cell phones like Samsung or Apple?
by quantus
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Links
Topic: Samsung+GloFo=BFF
Replies: 10
Views: 3917

Re: Samsung+GloFo=BFF

Or tell the fab guys to stop trying to charge so much of a premium when the product is obviously not enough better to warrant it. Really, Intel should be offering new-customer/preferred-customer discounts to attract people to their platform so they might get hooked on it. Also, Intel needs to get mu...
by quantus
Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Links
Topic: Samsung+GloFo=BFF
Replies: 10
Views: 3917

Re: Samsung+GloFo=BFF

GloFo seems to be going the TI route, but without the massive library of legacy designs necessary to keep it afloat :-\ IBM is likely to continue to develop technology, but it's gotta find another partner to continue the development. Where's Trump to keep our fabs open and not running away to China ...
by quantus
Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Links
Topic: My world is on fire
Replies: 17
Views: 4710

Re: My world is on fire

Even Tesla was on fire: https://electrek.co/2018/08/23/tesla-fa ... ling-tent/

Well, a pile of cardboard in some non-production area
by quantus
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Links
Topic: My world is on fire
Replies: 17
Views: 4710

Re: My world is on fire

Well, shit. Maybe I can blame Canada again? My eyes are stinging. https://www.opb.org/news/article/oregon-washington-wildfire-smoke-poor-air-quality/ I was in SC last Thursday and you could see blue sky overhead. This I guess is something else? The cold air in the bay area keeps the smoke either hi...
by quantus
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Links
Topic: I don't believe in aliens
Replies: 2
Views: 871

Re: I don't believe in aliens

What would constitute a far more interesting piece to me is the theological point of view. What does the lack of aliens say about scripture? True, especially given the recent meta-study of drake equation parameters suggesting we're likely alone in the universe, or at least our galaxy. I've been rew...
by quantus
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: I guess we don't have time for games anymore
Replies: 7
Views: 1220

Re: I guess we don't have time for games anymore

Ok... Does all that mean you're going to set up a game to play?
by quantus
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Links
Topic: My world is on fire
Replies: 17
Views: 4710

Re: My world is on fire

Jonathan wrote:This time we're importing our ash from California...

Thanks?
You're welcome. Luckily, the bay area's micro climate has been pushing all the ash up and over us, so the air quality hasn't been as bad... We have orangy/hazy skies though which are kinda weird looking.
by quantus
Wed May 30, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Mohtalim MOTD 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 781

Mohtalim MOTD 2018

tech employees — among the least beloved specimens of humanity
Amen
Especially for how much of the world relies on tech...
by quantus
Thu May 17, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Links
Topic: OS SDKs Are Considered Harmful!?
Replies: 1
Views: 854

Re: OS SDKs Are Considered Harmful!?

Nope, you haven't been following the rise of perf of JS in browsers and the fact that browser apps have access to worker threads that effectively make use of multi-core cpus and even have been starting to get more direct access to the GPU. Why do you think Chromebooks even exist?
by quantus
Mon May 14, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: daily awesome
Replies: 192
Views: 52865

Re: daily awesome

Jonathan wrote:Donald Glover attended my high school!
And he gave you a wedgie?
by quantus
Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: daily awesome
Replies: 192
Views: 52865

Re: daily awesome

"If the world ever leaves you feeling hopeless, remember that Star Trek was cancelled twice and deemed an utter failure; then rose from the ashes to become the flagship for all of science fiction, spawning six spin-offs, fourteen movies, and enough novels to keep the fires burning through the Long ...
by quantus
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Links
Topic: Facebook makes the world a worse place
Replies: 21
Views: 3083

Re: Facebook makes the world a worse place

https://www.wired.com/story/ted-2018-is-all-about-facebookand-not-in-a-good-way/amp Now TED talks are swinging against Facebook. I like the ending: Will humanity find a way to scrape through? Anderson asked. Harari was optimistic in the most depressing way possible. “As a historian, I know you shou...