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Saturday, February 11

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๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿคฃโ˜บ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜š๐Ÿ˜›๐Ÿ˜

๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿค“๐Ÿ˜—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿค”

๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜„โ˜น๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜™๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜’

๐Ÿ˜‘๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ˜•๐Ÿ˜Ÿ๐Ÿ˜ง๐Ÿ˜ฑ

๐Ÿ˜ถ๐Ÿ˜ฃ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ˜ซ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜–๐Ÿ˜ฆ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜“

๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฏ๐Ÿ˜ช๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ž๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜จ๐Ÿ˜ฐ

๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿค•๐Ÿคค๐Ÿ˜ค๐Ÿค ๐Ÿ˜ˆ๐Ÿ‘บ๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿค–๐Ÿ˜ธ

๐Ÿค’๐Ÿ˜ต๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿคก๐Ÿ‘ฟ๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ‘ฝ๐Ÿ’ฉ๐Ÿ˜น

๐Ÿคง๐Ÿคข๐Ÿคฅ๐Ÿค‘๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ‘นโ˜ ๐Ÿ‘พ๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿ˜ป

๐Ÿ˜ผ๐Ÿ˜ฟ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿ‘“๐Ÿ™‰๐Ÿถ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿป

๐Ÿ˜ฝ๐Ÿ˜พ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿš€๐Ÿ™Š๐Ÿบ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿท๐Ÿน๐Ÿจ

๐Ÿ™€๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿ‘ค๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿต๐Ÿฑ๐ŸฆŠ๐Ÿ—๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿผ

๐Ÿธ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿพ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ†๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ๐Ÿช๐Ÿ

๐Ÿด๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿˆ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ€

๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿฝ๐ŸฆŒ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‡

๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿข๐Ÿฆˆ๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฆ…๐Ÿฆƒ๐Ÿค๐Ÿง

๐ŸฆŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿš๐Ÿฆ†๐Ÿ“๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿ•Š

๐ŸŠ๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿฆ‘๐ŸŸ๐Ÿก๐Ÿฆ€๐Ÿฆ‰๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆ‡

๐Ÿฆ€๐Ÿฆ‰๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆ‡๐Ÿ›๐Ÿž๐Ÿ•ธ๐Ÿ‘…๐Ÿ‘ค

๐Ÿฆ…๐Ÿฆƒ๐Ÿค๐Ÿง๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿœ๐Ÿฆ‚๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘„๐Ÿ‘ฅ

๐Ÿฆ†๐Ÿ“๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿ•Š๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ•ท๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿ—ฃ

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Tuesday, February 07

Life

Blup

Blup.

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Saturday, January 14

Geek

How Many Characters Does It Take To Convey A Single, Cogent, Moderately Complex Point?

More than 140, certainly.  300 is a lot better, but still not always adequate.

Asking for a friend.

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Friday, January 13

Geek

Request

Could someone please produce a 37.5" 5760x2400 ultra-wide curved IPS monitor.  With DCI P3 support or at least 100% Adobe RGB, and at least two DisplayPort inputs.

Under A$1500.

Thanks.

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Thursday, January 12

World

BuzzFeed Ben Kills, Eats Puppies On Live Television

Or not.  Hey, here's ten amazing facts about toothpaste!

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Tuesday, January 10

World

Glowball Worming

So I've been having a...  Discussion...  With some conservative types about global warming over at Townhall.

First thing to note: Disqus comments are horrible.

Second thing to note: Some conservatives are sensible, dubious about the extent of the problem that global warming presents, but ready to accept evidence and discuss solutions.

Third thing to note: Some conservatives are nuts.

Fourth thing: I really mean it about Disqus comments.


I don't know that, strictly speaking, I'm a conservative myself.  Maybe an anarcho-monarchist, or a techno-feudalist, or moe-constructionist.

One of the trends I find worrying in US politics is the widespread denial among conservatives of global warming, which is nearly universally accepted among scientists.

Certainly most of what is written about it in the mainstream news media is garbage, because the mainstream news media is terrible at science reporting, and indeed, terrible at reporting generally.

Certainly too there have been cases of climate scientists behaving poorly, like Michael Mann's lawsuit against Mark Steyn and Rand Simberg, or the University of East Anglia's fight against FOIA requests.*  Sorry, but when you take public money for your work, your work belongs to the public.

But if you simultaneously believe that global warming is a large and pressing problem, and have a realistic estimation of the ability of left-wing governments to address it - that is, that there is no problem so severe that with enough money, time, and effort, they can't make it a hundred times worse - the denial by large portions of the right that the problem even exists is more than a little depressing.

Better, though, than Disqus comments.


* My belief is that the document dump released in the Climategate hack was assembled to respond to the FOIA request before the University decided to stonewall.  Which explains why that particular collection of documents was sitting on a server waiting to be scooped up.

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Monday, January 09

Rant

Disqust

Disqus comments are bloody awful.

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Sunday, January 08

Geek

New Toys From Dell

The first one is an 8K monitor.  Yes, it's only three years since Dell released their first 4K monitor, but what the hell, here's 8K for you.

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Dell UP3218K.  Just $4999.

At $4999 this is not for everyone - or, really, anyone, if you're spending your own money.  The reason it's interesting is that 8K is the last resolution we'll realistically need.  Once you're at 8K, the only reason to replace your monitor will be physical failure.

And it only took 18 months for 4K monitors to fall from $3299 to $499, so this may be affordable sooner than you'd expect.

The other notable release from Dell is a new all-in-one desktop to compete with the iMac, the XPS 27:

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The 2017 XPS 27, from $1499.

This is a different proposition.  It has a 4K IPS display with 100% Adobe RGB coverage (so it's just fine for print work, if possibly still limited for the latest video standards).  CPU is a Skylake i5 or i7 quad-core, memory up to 64GB, storage up to 1TB PCIe SSD or 2TB conventional disk drive.  

There's a basic non-touch model or a touchscreen model with a hinged mount that lets it drop down to about a 20ยบ angle for....  What, exactly?  There's no mention of pen support, and it's much bulkier than the sleek Surface Studio from Microsoft.  Also, the touch model is ten pounds heavier than the non-touch.

That aside, it has AMD M470X or M485X graphics with 4GB DDR5 video RAM (except on the cheapest models).  Unfortunately, these are not the new 14nm Polaris like the desktop 470 and 480, but older 28nm chips.  The M485X is perfectly capable for gaming at 1080p.  The M470X is a much slower part, equivalent to the Xbox One's GPU, so it won't maintain consistent frame rates even at 1080p.

(And irritatingly, the M485X seems to only be available if you buy the touchscreen model, an instant $500 price increase.)

I/O consists of two Thunderbolt 3 ports, one HDMI, one DisplayPort, five USB 3.0, gigabit ethernet, 802.11AC wifi, and an SD card reader.

Also, ten (count them) speakers.

The big thing, though, is that very much unlike the iMac, almost everything can be accessed and replaced by a technically competent end user.  Not just memory, but storage (one M.2 card and two 2.5" bays, another pleasant change from the iMac), CPU, fans, power supply, even the motherboard.  In theory, the display as well, though that requires disassembling the entire machine.

The one real drawback is the four-year-old graphics.  This would be an absolute standout system if it had the new Polaris graphics, but I don't think AMD have shipped the mobile version yet.

Oh, and the cameras are at the bottom, because Dell are retarded.

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Friday, January 06

World

We're Not All Going To Die


No doom for you!

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Thursday, January 05

World

Assumes Facts Not In Evidence

What part of "I'm going to commit a serious felony, record it on video, and post it under my own name to a social network used by over a billion people" makes any sense?

What were they thinking?

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