* Posts by TheElder

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How to build your own DIY makeshift levitation machine at home

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Re: Pissing?

Thumb down? Jealousy does not become you... Or maybe it does...

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Wow, that's complicated.

My grade was an A+.

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Pissing?

Sit down when you need to piss and a woman is around. It keeps them very happy. It does somewhat depend on tool length.

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Re: Levitator?

I worked at the Lawrence Rad Lab when I was 14. I was working on fusion power with my father. Plenty of LN2 any time I wanted some.

As for buying LN2 that is easy. Get a all stainless steel thermos and find out who supplies doctors with LN2 for freezing off warts. The supplier will usually just give you a small fill for free.

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Levitator?

I built a magnetic levitator of my own design in high school. We had an electronics shop instead of an auto shop. I also developed a memory system using neon and crossing wires as well as a decimal to binary convertor that I made using diodes encapsulated in a cast block of plastic. I dropped in at Mountain View and a guy gave me a box of about 3000 transistors (floor sweepings) back when a CK722 cost about 70 dollars in today's money.

The levitator was really cool because I used some LN2 to cool the electromagnet.

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Waymo fleshes out self-driving car tech with hardware that goes soft at first sign of trouble

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Total nonsense

I drive a big V8 Durango. This time of year I have not filled the tank for over a month since I ride my bicycle. When I do need to pick up something big/heavy then I drive the Durango. Last time I was out in it I was turning at a two lane wide left turn across oncoming traffic (stopped at the red light for them). I was on the inside of those two lanes. Another person in a very small car turned at the same time as me. He was in the outer lane. That lane merges with my lane in a very short distance. He was trying to beat me to the merging point. No way he would make it in time.

I had two choices.

1: Hit the brakes. That would then put the person behind me far closer to me, tailgating and stacking up all the traffic behind me.

2: Pedal to the metal. This convinced the other driver to the right of me to slow down and it also gave him plenty of room to merge behind me.

I then nailed it to the speed limit. A bit further there were some workers in the center of the lane divider working on shrubbery and grass. There was no lower speed limit posted but I slowed down to half the speed limit anyway just in case somebody made a mistake and tripped/backed into the actual traffic lane. I was driving the same as most police officers.

The man behind me dropped well back to a very safe following distance.

I drive like an unofficial ghost car. I learned how effective this can be when I once had a vehicle that was the same make and model as the real ghost cars. I also had the same haircut as the officers and would wear a jacket that looked similar. I also stuck a fake antenna on the top of my vehicle that looked the same as theirs.

I was legally impersonating a police officer. I knew many of the officers since I was teaching them data recovery and safety. I also showed them how I could easily hack their LIDAR by playing proper music on a retroreflective loudspeaker just behind the grill at the front above the (dirty) retroreflective licence plate.

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10 minutes of silence storms iTunes charts thanks to awful Apple UI

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Re: Old technology

I do have a land line and a DVD player. As long as I don't hit a land mine I should still be a player.

Need a better rhyme...... Maybe not. I met a very pretty girl recently... I gave her the link about Dragon woman (images) and she was very interested.

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Re: Potential hearing damage from this song

I beg to differ. I still have excellent hearing, sometimes too good. Yet I spent a lot of time at the Avalon BALLS room as well as the Fillmore Auditorium in San Fran Cisco. Me and a friend had a shiny black Cadillac hearse equipped with straight pipes on the outside and a nice bed in the back. When the music was over it was time to flip a coin to see who was driving and who was spending time in the bed with the two pretty girls we picked up. (this really happened more than once)

To get back to Berkeley we had to drive over the longest bridge in the world. It goes all the way from Fairyland to Africa. But that is because I grew up in the land of fruits and nuts.

To quote Isaac Asimov:

There was a young woman named Rhoda

As sweet as a chocolate soda.

It was such a delight

To screw her at night

Then once more at dawn as a coda.

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The sound of silence

This is how I was sleeping last night. I just couldn't stop thinking about nothing.

Thinking....thinking...thinkkkiiinnngggg

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I can't buy that!

It is an approximation. The value zero isn't. It is like the Big Bang. It is an approximation of nothing but not nearly as good as an earth made vacuum.

Some say the number of atoms is around 10^82 or so. But what if there are parallel Universes? What if they are infinite? Then the number of atoms is infinite. Not a very good approximation at all.

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Re: So why is the 32 bit version twice the size

It also reminds me of a vacuum tube (valve). It is a container filled with nothing. It doesn't matter what size it is, it is still filled with same amount of nothing.

To me it feels like an inverse of Zeno's Dichotomy paradox. Instead of not being able to cut the distance in half an infinite number of times to get to the end of the line it must be at the end of the line since the line is infinitely short.

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Re: So why is the 32 bit version twice the size

If you made it a file with maximum compression then the length would be a single bit = 0. The playback time could be slowed to whatever you want.

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So why is the 32 bit version twice the size

Because it is a computer. The recording and reproduction code is a different matter. It is not the content. It is like the surface of the tape in a tape recorder.

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Read about the Cage/Zappa case here:

About selling silence

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Re: 10 minutes of silence

It is occupied by nothing. Same as zero on the number line.

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Test

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Speaking of hacking, does this look like a graph to anyone else?

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10 minutes of silence

This qualifies as a hack. It is about as good as it gets too.

Copyright violation ?

One cannot copyright titles, only content. It has no content.

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President Trump to his council of industry CEO buddies: You're fired!

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Re: Political Correctness "key words" and "tricky phrases"

The US permits very "free speech". It is in the Constitution. It is my opinion that if you think the law is incorrect then fix the laws, don't break them. Just like speed limits. I do not speed, I drive the legal limit. I also have a perfect driving record. That reduces my insurance cost by 40%.

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Dell is loyal?

Looks like Dell may have just hit the Dellete key for many customers.

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Web-enabled vibrator class action put to bed

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Vibrators...

Free vibrators

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Russian malware scum post new rent-an-exploit

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Re: Why use Firefox?

Not when it is read only.

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Why use Firefox?

I use Cyberfox. It seems much better. Never had any problems. I run the portable version with most of it read only and not on drive C:

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The cheek of it! Beach bar owner shoots nude bather in the booty

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they call me "the daredevil"

I am known as the Cereal Killer. I always eat breakfast.

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Boffin

Re: Pictures?

Here are some pictures.

Beach in Vancouver

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years needed to reach that level of physical badassery.

Physical strength is not necessary. How much energy do you think it takes to crush a windpipe? They will instantly not be singing any song at all. It is about confidence, concentration as well as human psychology. You can cut me with a knife but you will die first as I stop the bleeding and walk to the hospital for a few stitches.

In altercations with firearms only one in ten actually make a hit with the first shot. See ya later alligator.

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Re: Self defense?

I guess they haven't needed to fight real bears or cougars. Not much different than fighting the human ones.

Fighting a Bear with your fist

Fighting Cougars

Mother fought off cougar to save toddler

Sometimes in practice I would wear a white belt. It is a very good distraction for the opponent. I have always been a teacher.

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Are Asimov's laws enough to stop AI stomping humanity?

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I like British Standard' BS8611

I tried to look it up but all I could see was a "Runtime Error". I suspect it is loaded with BS.

http://linkresolver.bsigroup.com/junction/resolve/000000000030320089?restype=undated

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Re: Need a 4th and even a 5th law

(The Secrets of Silicon Vallet)

Didn't you mean The Secrets of Sillycunt Valet?

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Commentard Quizwall experiment ends with more quizzing than commenting

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Norway

Commentard Quizwall experiment ends with more quisling than commenting

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Brit firms warned over hidden costs of wiping data squeaky clean before privacy rules hit

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How will they delete this?

People still use paper.

Data Storage

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Fresh Microsoft Office franken-exploit flops – and you should have patched by now anyway

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Don't use Office

I use SoftMaker.

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Chap behind Godwin's law suspends his own rule for Charlottesville fascists: 'By all means, compare them to Nazis'

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Marching under the flags of people who never won a war.

It is NOT the flag of the Germans. It is the flag invented by a Dictator who made it clear that if you didn't follow his precise orders he would kill you no matter where you live or who you are. My uncles fought in the underground. My father worked behind the lines as an intelligence officer. He taught me some Russian. My mother still tells me about the incredible privation they suffered in Denmark during the war. My grandmother would save just a little sugar so she could throw it into the fireplace to see it sparkle each Christmas. I have been to Germany twice. Nobody likes to fly the German national flag because they are so ashamed of what happened.

That is why they are arresting people that lift their hand the wrong way.

So now we have a Kleptocratic dictator in the dark house. Then we might have an EMP war and it will be dark forever.

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Fuck me...

You are not my haplotype. I prefer these...Ѡ

I also wonder where I fit into the "White, blond hair" group? I have somewhat brown hair but I also have Piebaldism. I am half Danish.

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Wall st Capitalism: You have two cows.

You owe me a new Land Rover T shirt. I was laughing so hard I spilled some food on it.

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Re: The thin line between right and wrong

There is only one race here, the human race. This is a lot like the change that happens to most of the astronauts. When they fly in orbit they realise that there are no visible borders, just this tiny blue planet. All this constant war we engage in is meaningless. About the only possible benefit is to reduce overpopulation. There are much better ways to do that. Education is a good start. Getting rid of at least some of the the corruption we are constantly plagued with is another area that really needs fast action.

Corruption Index

Pay attention to the graph. It is very misleading since it uses 70 as the bottom line, not zero.

I attended a lecture by Fuller one time. He was a very interesting man.

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Be Careful

The word NAZI has various meanings in combining forms. Those of Jewish decent from the central and eastern regions of Europe are commonly Ashkenazi Jews.

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Google and its terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week in full

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Re: Equality

No two humans are the same, not even "identical" twins. Every person looks different, thinks different, lives to a different age and behaves differently.

The old concept of Nature versus Nuture is finally settled. It is NATURE. The genes determine who we are. Nuture is of course important, no question there. Genes are far more important.

Genetically men and women are different. There is no way to change that, even with gene editing. The human brain has hundreds of genes that must be involved with intelligence. So far we have been able to determine that maybe 50 or so are involved. That is not well confirmed. There are clearly some important differences between men and women.

One in particular is the ability to perceive colours. It now seems that at least some women may have a very unusual ability to see colours that men cannot see. It is gender specific. The stereotype of women always being more sensitive to colours than men is not a stereotype. It is science.

Tetrachromacy Allows This Artist To See 100 Million Colors

This also applies to everything that has to do with the brain. I am currently doing brain mapping at the local university. I have access to hundreds of medical records and am able to see it with my own eyes. I have working on this project for nearly a year and my work is close to being done in this area. The professor I work with has been showing it at conventions in Europe. The post grads are using my posters for conventions here. I have created 3D videos complete with sonification to assist those with poor vision.

I studied computer science and psychology at UC Berkeley. I have done medical engineering including mammography. I have worked with many women for many years. There are very clear differences between men and women and especially how they think. This not a bad thing as I very much prefer how women approach most difficult problems. While it is different for every person in medicine it is always about averages.

There are areas where women are better. There are areas where men are better.

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Bad Driving

It seems that bad driving is genetic. If so then it is very likely to be exhibited differently in various ethnic groups.

Bad Driving Is Genetic

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Its just a name the liberal rags and MSM gave to conservatives

I am very conservative. I totally believe in conservation.

noun: conservation

the action of conserving something, in particular.

preservation, protection, or restoration of the natural environment, natural ecosystems, vegetation, and wildlife.

preservation protection safeguarding safekeeping care guardianship husbandry supervision upkeep maintenance repair restoration ecology environmentalism

preservation, repair, and prevention of deterioration of archaeological, historical, and cultural sites and artifacts.

prevention of excessive or wasteful use of a resource.

the principle by which the total value of a physical quantity (such as energy, mass, or linear or angular momentum) remains constant in a system.

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verb: conserve

protect (something, especially an environmentally or culturally important place or thing) from harm or destruction.

prevent the wasteful or harmful overuse of (a resource).

preserve protect save safeguard keep look after sustain prolong perpetuate store reserve husband

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You're a bishop then... ;-)

Definition:

adjective: canonical

according to recognized rules or scientific laws.

relating to a general rule or standard formula.

Fired: Past tense of firing canons at people

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Trapped under ice with no oxygen for months, goldfish turn to booze. And can you blame 'em?

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Not interested

In drinking too much. I hate feeling crapulous with a sense of mild formication.

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Dismayed by woeful AI chatbots, boffins hired real people – and went back to square one

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Recognising what someone types

I doubt that would work very welkl with ny typing. I ten to make a loy of typos which ZI then must correct.

No I did not to that on purpose. I was just typing fast and my fingers do not always obey my mind.

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I still am not sure whether I was talking to an AI

Ask the chatbot this question:

Will you inform me when you cease to exist?

The only valid answer is NO.

I have tested quite few. Answers have been Yes!

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Re: "What does it mean when a human fails to pass the Turing test?"

Good question.

Man with almost no brain

But despite his minimal remaining brain tissue, the man wasn't mentally disabled - he had a low IQ of 75, but was working as a civil servant. He was also married with two children, and was relatively healthy.

Not only did his case study cause scientists to question what it takes to survive, it also challenges our understanding of consciousness.

Civil Servant with no brain. That explains a lot...

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Hasn't managed to overcome poor human behavior.

Undoubtedly why Mr. Musket is so worried. He has been shooting with his mouth a lot lately.

So called AI Chat Bots are nothing better than the MIT Eliza. Just a few lines of code is all that is needed along with database access. Compare words with high probability of matching and that is it. The average American uses a vocabulary of only a few thousand words and use less than half of them 99% of the time. In many (most?) a lot of those words are right brain words such as Fuck, Shit, Asshole and so on. Those have nothing to do with critical thinking. They are strictly emotive responses to when shit happens not on the toilet (well, sometimes...)

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