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#151 2016-05-30 19:41:34

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johnraff wrote:
ohnonot wrote:

the perception of what is and what isn't life...

Some questions have not yet been answered.
a. What is life?
b. What is conciousness?
c. What is time?
(others)

a. Acording to Dawkings (Selfish Gene) it started with replicators (primitive versions of DNA) which were more or less random answer to natural stability of certain things, then some mutants of this early stuff replicated better (for example the ones with some sort of overlay/skin) and so on.

"At some point a particularly remarkable molecule was formed by accident. We will call it the Replicator. It may not necessarily have been the biggest or the most complex molecule around, but it had the extraordinary property of being able to create copies of itself"

b. According to a. not much (side product of better versions of the replicators?) Could be human "reality" perception error.

c. Uhmm, yeah, anyone? (interesting start might be black holes where you cannot exit due to time "changing" into vector pointing towards singularity, but can't really develop that further). Or Einstein and his space time continuum.

So the real question might be:
d. Why is there something and not nothing?
or e. Could there be just nothing?
which may lead to
f. Why?
(Adams tryed here with numerical/computerish 42 and creativistic 'We apologize for the inconvenience')
To which the most obvious answer is probably STFU.

Why > STFU (=answer to everything).

(It is not like that you personally should stfu, more like all the replicant infected beings could/should)

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#152 2016-05-30 20:08:23

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Head_on_a_Stick wrote:
ohnonot wrote:

our work laptop has windows 7 (i think some sort of enterprise edition); how "inadvertent" is this upgrade?

Microsoft has changed the behaviour of the GWX dialogue box -- clicking the red X symbol now signals that the upgrade is to go ahead, this is contrary to MS' own recommendations to users when dealing with malware popups roll

For an example of what could happen, see this post from forums.debian.net:
http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?p=616772#p616772

yikes

that sounds bad.
i just wonder why it hasn't happened yet... i mean the machine has been in use for quite a while, although not under my supervision.
i haven't seen any popup (just a really decent systray notification which was easy to hide permanently) - and the machine is definitely running windows 7.
but it's not always conencted to the internet, maybe that's why?

and what would happen if i changed that registry entry? no more updates, period?
i don't know much about windows, ignorance probably shows...


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#153 2016-05-30 20:55:58

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ohnonot wrote:
Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

inadvertent "upgrade" to W10

i meant to ask about that.
our work laptop has windows 7 (i think some sort of enterprise edition); how "inadvertent" is this upgrade?
i don't see anything happening, it's still running window 7, it nags about windows 10 but i disabled the notification.
will it start automatically updating at some point? why hasn't it yet?

The enterprise edition isn't eligible for the free upgrade. I'm surprised you saw any notification to upgrade. It will not auto-upgrade, no worries. Here's a link to the latest happenings with W7

HTH,
8bit

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#154 2016-06-01 01:56:35

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#155 2016-06-01 05:57:05

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eight.bit.al wrote:

The enterprise edition isn't eligible for the free upgrade.

thanks for that.
i guess that must be the reason why this machine is actually still running windows 7.
i'll make 100% sure though (that it really is the enterprise edition).


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#156 2016-06-04 00:31:53

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#157 2016-06-04 01:14:20

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I flunked math ... more times than I can count.


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#158 2016-06-04 07:16:31

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Awesome.  I never watched ''The Wonder Years'', but I'm happy for Danica.  It's nice when a former child actor finds a second life away from the sound stage.


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#159 2016-06-04 11:32:20

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Feeds & Blogs To/I Read

Fefes Blog
Nachdenkseiten
Minimally Minimal

Slate Star Codex
Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science
Unenumerated

The lower group is, in aggregate, heavy cost. Impossible to grok it all but inspiring.

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#160 2016-06-12 04:16:09

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Before you click, grab a coffee - or other favourite beverage - clear your desk and mind - and click away.

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#161 2016-06-12 10:27:30

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So Michael Dunlop blitzed Ian Hutchinson at the Senior TT after Hutchy decided to use his superstock (roadbike) engine in his superbike.

Dunlop took advantage of his extra 30 horsepower and won the race setting a fastest lap (and new outright lap record) with an average speed of 133.962 mph
http://www.iomtt.com/News/2016/June/10/ … or-TT.aspx

The current car lap record for the TT course is 115 mph  lol
http://www.evo.co.uk/subaru/impreza/132 … lap-record


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#162 2016-06-18 13:27:28

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^ Actually, the car record fell this year. Same driver (Mark Higgins) did a 128.7mph lap. I was there, camped at Gorse Lea when he passed. Very impressive. Car was heavily modified though. More than 600hp, full-spec WRC suspension tuned for tarmac, bespoke gearbox, bespoke rear differential, carbon ceramic brakes, BTCC spec slick tyres. Basically faster than any supercar available today, and is deemed illegal in any international touring car or rally series. Would probably beat most FIA GT racing cars if it had lower ride height and a flat underbody (neither of which would work on the Isle's bumpy roads) and a bigger wing. Was also only good for a single lap - engine overheated after each run, and tyres were shred, so it's not really a fair comparison with the bikes in any regard. Prodrive and Subaru were very open and let everyone into their special pit area to have a look. Higgins is a pretty swell bloke to talk to as well.

The record that impressed me the most was probably Ian Hutchinson's Superstock one (also broke into the 133s), considering it was made on threaded tyres with what's basically a slightly massaged bike anyone could buy. The other thing that's a bit scary is that all the record laps probably weren't the fastest Micky D or Hutchy could've done that week. For one, none of them were done on the final flying lap (for those that don't know, that's the only lap that isn't compromised by a standing start or pitstop entry/exit). Michael eased off a bit once he figured he could maintain his gap in the Superbike and Senior, while Hutchy eased off a lot once Michael pulled out in the Superstock. We could see the 135mph average broken soon if the weather* is as good in future TTs, though they really need to iron out the bumps** in some of the sections.

* weather was shockingly pleasant, not just for the IOM, but by entire world standards. The locals were in dreamland, they'd never experienced anything like it.

** I got the chance to ride around quite a bit (once in a MT10, which I'm definitely ordering now) and you wouldn't believe how bumpy the straight at Sulby has become. Last time I was there it felt almost as good as straights on a closed circuit, but now, even with the relatively sedate speeds on an unfaired bike, I was sashaying about like Ru Paul. No idea where the riders get the confidence to let the bike move about so much under them at race speeds.

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#163 2016-06-18 13:59:52

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glittersloth wrote:

128.7mph lap

So as quick as a supersport bike then? Bless...
monkey

EDIT: Of course, Dunlop reckons he can do 130mph on a 600 big_smile

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#164 2016-06-18 14:04:00

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Head_on_a_Stick wrote:
glittersloth wrote:

128.7mph lap

So as quick as a supersport bike on threaded tyres then? Bless...
monkey

Fixed monkey

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#165 2016-06-21 15:47:23

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#166 2016-06-21 18:37:04

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twoion wrote:

Cup of Brown Joy

Sheer class, thanks big_smile

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#167 2016-06-21 22:50:47

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Bah, you can have your old lady drink. I want a beverage that makes my teeth look like dirt and my farts smell like death had a bad day. Coffee and cigs for breakfast, and beer and cigs for dessert. The Breakfast of Champions.


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#168 2016-06-26 22:14:12

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hhh wrote:

...I want a beverage that makes my teeth look like dirt and my farts smell like death had a bad day....

lol

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#169 2016-06-26 22:22:01

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ohnonot wrote:

Re Flash: isn't flash still widely in use on those commercial online video/tv sites? aka netflix et.al.?

I thought I needed it, but recently ditched both flashplugin-nonfree and pepperflashplugin-nonfree on both of my unstable partitions and so far, I'm not missing them.  Sometimes when watching YouTube vids, the screen will show black with grey text stating something about flash player required, but then the video starts after a few seconds.

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#170 2016-06-30 22:20:30

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Story about how a young and very talented guy turned a cargo van into living space and a studio; very cool site.

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#171 2016-07-01 14:16:17

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#172 2016-07-08 14:56:11

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Please make Autocad Civil 3D and Archicad work on Linux!
Please make Autocad Civil 3D and Archicad work on Linux!
Please make Autocad Civil 3D and Archicad work on Linux!
Please make Autocad Civil 3D and Archicad work on Linux!

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#173 2016-07-10 00:05:46

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omg omg omg omg omg omg omg omg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJ3FNopHpTI

Mega-bonus points, it's in German.


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#174 2016-07-10 00:22:46

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hhh wrote:

omg omg omg omg omg omg omg omg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJ3FNopHpTI

Mega-bonus points, it's in German.


Lol... I only know a tiny tiny amount of Deutsch so  I'm glad they added the subs.  Is this actually a serious "movie"?  Seems like a lot of work to just make it into one big episode of "Robot Chicken"... I'll check this and the First part out later tonight! I'm a big star trek fan so thanks hhh! 

P.S   getting a bit excited for Star Trek: Beyond....I'm not thrilled at the "hip and young" effort they're making star trek into though...

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#175 2016-07-10 00:33:37

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Horizon_Brave wrote:
hhh wrote:

omg omg omg omg omg omg omg omg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJ3FNopHpTI

Mega-bonus points, it's in German.

Is this actually a serious "movie"?  Seems like a lot of work to just make it into one big episode of "Robot Chicken".

That feeling goes away by minute 6. This is the best damn Star Trek I have ever seen, with some nice homages to TOS and, because it's so cool and so not Star Trek, the asteroid scenes in Empire Strikes Back.

I'm half way through and on the edge of my seat. I'm catching a few translation errors, even though my German is pretty much non-existent. So much fun. BTW, "Der Anfang vom Ende" is "The Beginning of the End".

-edit- Well, the ending was Groundhog Day with a dash of The Twilight Zone, but it was still really, really, really cool!


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