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Forum: Lounge 2020-09-19, 00:00
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Posted By tServo
Ruth Bader Ginsberg

Now even if we get rid of that bloated cheeto in November, the facist he will appoint will be with us for decades, dammit.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruth_Bader_Ginsburg
Forum: Lounge 2020-09-10, 20:54
Replies: 1,488
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Posted By tServo
w00t Yeah, me too. I was enthralled by the intricate...

Yeah, me too. I was enthralled by the intricate plots and nuanced dialog.
It had nothing to do with Emma Peel's form-fitting black leather jump suit.
Forum: Lounge 2020-09-10, 16:33
Replies: 1,488
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Posted By tServo
Diana Rigg

Who can ever forget her from "The Avengers" ?
She also married James Bond in one of the early movies and most recently appeared in "Game of Thrones"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diana_Rigg
Forum: Lounge 2020-08-18, 17:03
Replies: 1,488
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Posted By tServo
Konrad Steffen

Konrad Steffen was a glaciologist and expert on ocean level rise.
He was one of the first to raise the alarm about Greenland's ice melting.

(sorry, I can't seem to get the url to insert properly...
Forum: Lounge 2020-08-18, 12:45
Replies: 48
Views: 1,768
Posted By tServo
Indeed, as a retired couple from Michigan...

Indeed, as a retired couple from Michigan discovered.
He read about a new lotto game and then started to examine its rules closely. He found a flaw.
They bet heavily on it and were getting a 60%...
Forum: Lounge 2020-08-14, 00:30
Replies: 1,071
Views: 46,282
Posted By tServo
WRT #3, No need to mimic, what about estrogen...

WRT #3, No need to mimic, what about estrogen itself and other hormones. This is a common component of birth control pills, for instance. I question whether water treatment plants can completely...
Forum: Lounge 2020-08-12, 02:16
Replies: 1,071
Views: 46,282
Posted By tServo
In my post I said "He didn't muster out until...

In my post I said "He didn't muster out until 1946" so he did 6 years.
Forum: Lounge 2020-08-11, 19:51
Replies: 1,071
Views: 46,282
Posted By tServo
I agree. This is an anecdote about my uncle...

I agree.
This is an anecdote about my uncle from his son:

My uncle enlisted in the navy in 1940 with his brother. Note this was BEFORE Pearl Harbor. Since he was mostly stationed on aircraft...
Forum: Lounge 2020-08-11, 16:16
Replies: 42
Views: 1,678
Posted By tServo
Monarch migration

While speaking with an old friend, he reminded me of a road trip we took in the 1970s to a park in southern Ontario that featured a "Monarch encounter". It was to Point Pelee National Park. Point...
Forum: Lounge 2020-08-08, 12:38
Replies: 1,071
Views: 46,282
Posted By tServo
ISOPROPYL ?!?!?!? Dear Mr Hughes, Are you...

ISOPROPYL ?!?!?!?

Dear Mr Hughes,
Are you aware this is poisonous? Especially when exposed to mucous membranes which will get it into your bloodstream much quicker than drinking.
You are better...
Forum: Lounge 2020-08-07, 16:37
Replies: 221
Views: 9,978
Posted By tServo
I read this amazing stat in the excellent Richard...

I read this amazing stat in the excellent Richard Rhodes book:
The first orientation meeting for newly arrived scientists at Los Alamos was held April, 1943.
A mere 27 months later was the Trinity...
Forum: Hardware 2020-08-05, 16:31
Replies: 31
Views: 1,334
Posted By tServo
Drum HDDs?

Just wondering:
Since access speed is one of the 2 most often mentioned reasons for switching to SSDs, why doesn't somebody offer a HDD with a r/w head that doesn't have to move?
IE, the arm would...
Forum: Lounge 2020-08-03, 23:48
Replies: 120
Views: 9,115
Posted By tServo
an ode to swifts

The link is to a NYT reprint of an essay about the remarkable bird, the swift.
It discusses that they never touch the earth until they die.
It also goes into their most astounding flight...
Forum: Lounge 2020-07-27, 23:42
Replies: 42
Views: 1,678
Posted By tServo
Carpenter bees

When I moved into my current house, I noticed several bumble bees hanging around the roof over my deck. Upon closer examination, I noticed they weren't bumble bees but carpenter bees. I watched in...
Forum: Marin's Mersenne-aries 2020-07-25, 14:06
Replies: 41
Views: 2,183
Posted By tServo
# LL DCs

What is the estimate for the # of outstanding LL DC tests?
TIA
Forum: Hardware 2020-07-23, 20:58
Replies: 26
Views: 1,796
Posted By tServo
GIMPS had a Xeon Phi system ( at one time )

A bunch of people chipped in and a system was purchased.
As mentioned, the software license has probably expired.
The person who hosted the system is inactive in this forum so I'm not sure the...
Forum: Hardware 2020-07-21, 23:43
Replies: 0
Views: 553
Posted By tServo
cpu memory access speed in detail

I came across this blog post about memory access thruput and was impressed by the amount of information it contained.
It's quite illuminating given that Prime95's performance is basically limited by...
Forum: Lounge 2020-07-18, 15:47
Replies: 1,488
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Views: 97,049
Posted By tServo
We are a better nation for his having lived. We...

We are a better nation for his having lived.
We are a poorer nation because of his death.
Forum: Lounge 2020-07-09, 13:15
Replies: 1,488
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Views: 97,049
Posted By tServo
Kevin Rafferty

Kevin Rafferty was a filmmaker who made the "mockumentary" "The Atomic Cafe" .
It was a darkly humorous movie in the vein of "Doctor Strangelove" that was composed of archival news, newsreels, and...
Forum: Hardware 2020-07-03, 13:13
Replies: 5
Views: 1,079
Posted By tServo
Nvidia has had these in Cuda since the Pascal ...

Nvidia has had these in Cuda since the Pascal microarchitecture ( 2016 ).
Ampere microarchitecture introduces their 4th generation of tensor cores
They mostly appeal to folks doing AI since they...
Forum: Lounge 2020-07-01, 12:52
Replies: 1,071
Views: 46,282
Posted By tServo
Another one ?

Is it possible to have 2 pandemics simultaneously?
There is increasing concern about a strain of H1N1 swine flu called G4 that is spreading in pig slaughter houses in China. It is thought to be able...
Forum: Lounge 2020-06-30, 16:56
Replies: 1,488
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Views: 97,049
Posted By tServo
Carl Reiner

Carl Reiner died at age 98.
He was an American comedian par excellence. He was also an actor, screen writer, and director.
He was one of the writers of Sid Caesar's early TV shows in the 1950s...
Forum: Lounge 2020-06-18, 19:51
Replies: 1,488
RIP
Views: 97,049
Posted By tServo
My father fondly remembered her singing "We'll...

My father fondly remembered her singing "We'll Meet Again" while he was a GI stationed in England waiting to join the fight on the mainland.

Of course, I remember it from the ending scenes of "Dr....
Forum: Science & Technology 2020-06-11, 11:48
Replies: 46
Views: 2,122
Posted By tServo
In "Annie Hall" Alvy Singer agrees with you: ...

In "Annie Hall" Alvy Singer agrees with you:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5U1-OmAICpU
Forum: Science & Technology 2020-06-09, 21:57
Replies: 46
Views: 2,122
Posted By tServo
The TV documentary "The World Without Us" based...

The TV documentary "The World Without Us" based on the book of the same name showed how our impact on the planet would slowly but surely be erased until there would be little left. It mentioned that...
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