Random Thoughts part 6

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Time for a change.
Diapers?
 
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Coaches/Bosses/Police/etc. can "yell at" people "under" them.

If that is an acceptable form of communication, then students, players, civilians, etc. ought to be able to yell right back if those above them do something wrong.
 
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What do you think about our hiring insights?
I'm not sure how you can hire abstractions, but you do you.
 
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The Q Q has currently 30 hours of waiting time. Heck, I didn't wait as long for Napoleon.
 
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The Q Q has currently 30 hours of waiting time. Heck, I didn't wait as long for Napoleon.
The Q Q is coo-koo. Coo koo, Coo koo......
 
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Why do so many people search beaches on their vacations? Do they miss their former home?
 
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Why do so many people search beaches on their vacations? Do they miss their former home?
Savannah would be a major tourist spot too in that case. Epping forest quite popular however so you could be onto something.
 
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Please explain Bill
You beat me to it. I think they're cold turkeys, so my guess is that either Bill or the cartoonist is giving up smoking...?
 
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My niece goes to Uni sat. I know personal stuff is not allowed but it's a bit of a thing.
It's not Science so obviously I'm disappointed but I think she will absorb things there.
 
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You beat me to it. I think they're cold turkeys, so my guess is that either Bill or the cartoonist is giving up smoking...?
I don't know, I rely on Bill and Jim for direct life sciences jokes. They make sense to me. Subliminal, abstract, deep, weird, tenuous stuff I look to Fresh and and the physicists.
Hopefully he will clarify. I hope it's a nice ending, those birds seem to be looking for guidance.
 
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Please explain Bill
The "joke" is the wrong way. The ducklings should follow the ducks, not the way the cartoonist put it.

... or they only want their coat back.
 
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The "joke" is the wrong way. The ducklings should follow the ducks, not the way the cartoonist put it.
It's a guy they are looking at not a duck and no one is moving. Also what is the significance of the snow?
 
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It's winter, and the guy's selecting a pre-plucked frozen chicken for dinner from the outdoors freezer.
 
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It's winter, and the guy's selecting a pre-plucked frozen chicken for dinner from the outdoors freezer.
"A goose down jacket."
 
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Please explain Bill
The birds are cold bcause all their feathers (insulation) has been used to make nice fluffy jackets (like on the guy in the picture).
 
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I programmed my Linux laptop to make an alarm sound and blink the screen when it detects the 433 MHz signal of this cheap garage door remote controller with the RTL-SDR radio receiver dongle. The Gqrx radio receiver application shows how the signals from the two upper buttons are actually more close to 434 MHz. This is a bit like the idea on this web page, where a low frequency radio remote controller is used for sending Morse code to someone: https://www.instructables.com/do-morse-code-with-an-rc-car-remote-and-here-it-on/

I still need to get another remote controller at another frequency, 868 MHz, and preferably with a longer range signal, to be able to send a larger variety of "messages" with these. I'm also getting an active, amlifying Mini-whip antenna that can probably detect these signals from a longer distance.



Edit: for some reason the sound in the shared Imgur video occasionally plays delayed compared to the image when I watch it.

Is this a shits and giggles project or...are you anticipating a hostage/kidnapping situation?!
 
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Is this a shits and giggles project or...are you anticipating a hostage/kidnapping situation?!
The first of those... I also made a video about how much copper-nickel metal fabric you have to wrap around a cell phone before it disconnects from the mobile network, but that video was too large to upload to Imgur. The result was that you need quite many layers of that fabric, and the same if you try to stop a Bluetooth speaker receiving the signal by wrapping it inside that.
 
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In terms of driving songs, Yes' "Roundabout" ( ' I'll do the Roundabout ') is a lame counter to Deep Purple's " Highway Star".
 
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Am I the only one who's watching football on Sundays? Why don't we have a football thread? I want to type "The Bucs were bad, but the Saints were worse." somewhere.
 
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Am I the only one who's watching football on Sundays? Why don't we have a football thread? I want to type "The Bucs were bad, but the Saints were worse." somewhere.
Heh, on Sundays I'm still doing theoretical physics while occasionally glancing out onto my peaceful golf course vista. (Sundays are one of the few days when I'm guaranteed freedom from the noise of large fairway maintenance machines.)

I had a neighbour who would watch Sunday football. The only thing louder than his TV was his voice as he roared abuse at the players and/or referee. Thankfully he moved out some years ago. :approve:
 
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Am I the only one who's watching football on Sundays? Why don't we have a football thread? I want to type "The Bucs were bad, but the Saints were worse." somewhere.
I love association football, I don't really get American football. It looks a little bit like rugby league but a lot more stop start.
I watched the ladies footy yesterday. Definitely an improvement from when I first started watching them.
They are the opposite of the men's football in terms of and attitudes and injuries from what I have seen so far.
One girl when down after a challenge and it looked like nothing till I saw it in slow motion.
She lost her balance at full speed and went over on her ankle, agonizing if you have ever done it.
She was obviously in a great deal of pain and it looked like she was doing the best to hide it, whilst being treated.
Many men's premiership footballers go down and act like they have been shot in the face, rolling round like children. The men should watch them more.
 
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I love association football, I don't really get American football.
I can see why you are confused:
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I watched the ladies footy yesterday. Definitely an improvement from when I first started watching them.
Have you ever watched AFLW (Australian Rules -- Women)? I was surprised at their (high) standard of play.
 
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Have you ever watched AFLW (Australian Rules -- Women)? I was surprised at their (high) standard of play.
It is not a game that is featured that much in the UK. I do not think I have ever seen women play it.
It looked quite physical.
 
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It is not a game that is featured that much in the UK. I do not think I have ever seen women play it.
It looked quite physical.
Indeed. Google "Tayla Harris" - superb athlete and former boxer. :oldeek:
 
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I just read this article which I found very interesting:

4 quotes that you have been terribly misquoting.​

https://mystudentvoices.com/4-quotes-that-you-have-been-terribly-misquoting-6b2233d3212d

I actually knew that the saying "blood is thicker than water" is almost always misquoted; it actually has the opposite meaning compared to what people usually think it has.

I had no idea that the other three were misquotations.

I particularly liked the original quote:

"Great minds think alike, though fools seldom differ.”

That's hilarious! 😅
 
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"Great minds think alike, though fools seldom differ.”
I knew that one. I frequently mutter it when senior management have a shared idea... :wink:
 
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I just read this article which I found very interesting:

4 quotes that you have been terribly misquoting.​

https://mystudentvoices.com/4-quotes-that-you-have-been-terribly-misquoting-6b2233d3212d

I actually knew that the saying "blood is thicker than water" is almost always misquoted; it actually has the opposite meaning compared to what people usually think it has.

I had no idea that the other three were misquotations.

I particularly liked the original quote:

"Great minds think alike, though fools seldom differ.”

That's hilarious! 😅
Completely unaware of this.

In context I agree they all are opposite in meaning except the Money/root of Evil quote. It certainly does not mean the opposite.
All kinds of evil but still the root of it is still more or less what it is saying.
Having read from the source material I think they are all in line. If you need details PM me.
Elucidation would lead to thin ice followed by hot water!
 
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Indeed. Google "Tayla Harris" - superb athlete and former boxer. :oldeek:
Wow. I have looked into her career. Unbelievable athlete. Her wiki photo just said it all to me before I even started reading. Body language, relaxed, looking back at me said, 'any questions?'
My response would be, 'No mam!'
Shame that a dedicated athlete should have to endure all that social media stuff.
Anyway thanks for the ARF ref, Sports are changing rapidly now in terms of inclusion and promotion.
 
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Bitcoin proponents say it's value is at least partially attributed to scarcity (unlike, say, fiat currencies, which can be debased via central bank printing).

I dunno. My pubic hairs, which have my unique DNA, are scarce. I could shave some off every two years and a lab can finely slice and dice them up into fine strands/units (down to the nano scale) to pass around as a medium of exchange. You have the benefit of testing my DNA on them to confirm it's REALLLY MY pubic hair.

. . .Maybe the scarcity argument for bitcoin is a bit overrated or nonsense? . . .Lots of things are scarce. . .
 
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The poster asked to refer comments and observations to the FEIL Organization.
To start with:
YOU NEED TO CHANGE YOUR NAME!!!
 
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Bitcoin proponents say it's value is at least partially attributed to scarcity (unlike, say, fiat currencies, which can be debased via central bank printing).

I dunno. My pubic hairs, which have my unique DNA, are scarce. I could shave some off every two years and a lab can finely slice and dice them up into fine strands/units (down to the nano scale) to pass around as a medium of exchange. You have the benefit of testing my DNA on them to confirm it's REALLLY MY pubic hair.

. . .Maybe the scarcity argument for bitcoin is a bit overrated or nonsense? . . .Lots of things are scarce. . .

I believe some people make money by, um, flatulating into jars and selling them.

We live in strange times.
 
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Intrigue in the world of Chess, of all places. Magnus Carlsen, #1 -rated, implying Hans Niemann cheated .
 

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