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Forum: The Internet 09-19-2018, 11:32 PM
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Posted By gvidas
expanding on that a little, with a sense of...

expanding on that a little, with a sense of scale.

from: https://felonvoting.procon.org/view.resource.php?resourceID=000287
Forum: Current Events 09-13-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,511
Posted By gvidas
via @HellerWeather on twitter...

via @HellerWeather on twitter (https://twitter.com/HellerWeather/status/1039623738302582784)

Seeing a horizontal band of storms really made the "tropical storm" part clear for me.


re:...
Forum: Current Events 09-12-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,511
Posted By gvidas
Estimating the potential impact of climate change...

Estimating the potential impact of climate change on Hurricane Florence (https://you.stonybrook.edu/kareed/2018/09/12/estimating-the-potential-impact-of-climate-change-on-hurricane-florence/)
Forum: Image of the Day 06-03-2017, 01:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,466
Posted By gvidas
Bruce, I've generally been a fan of the IOTD &...

Bruce, I've generally been a fan of the IOTD & your work keeping it running. Lately I don't really check in on the cellar in general, but keep an eye on the RSS feed of the IOTD.

But I popped...
Forum: The Internet 04-02-2017, 01:01 AM
Replies: 2,873
Views: 803,657
Posted By gvidas
re: the NYT graph about millennial men: ...

re: the NYT graph about millennial men:

https://scatter.wordpress.com/2017/04/01/adventures-in-garbage-millennial-confirmation-bias/

TL;DR: the NYT graph uses a really small sample size,...
Forum: Image of the Day 06-29-2016, 11:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,709
Posted By gvidas
Good. We'll need them to deal with this: ...

Good. We'll need them to deal with this:

http://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2016/06/the-worlds-largest-mosquito-factory/489251/
Forum: Image of the Day 06-24-2016, 09:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,741
Posted By gvidas
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EURion_constellation...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EURion_constellation

I'll leave the brexit joke to someone else.
Forum: Current Events 06-13-2016, 07:42 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,317
Posted By gvidas
Point taken, grav, but it's kind of piecemeal and...

Point taken, grav, but it's kind of piecemeal and based mostly on media reports.

From their methodologies (http://www.gunviolencearchive.org/methodology) page:



I think the data collection...
Forum: Current Events 06-13-2016, 09:47 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,317
Posted By gvidas
No solution, but here's a step towards one: ...

No solution, but here's a step towards one: let's study the problem.

One side says the best way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. Another side says the fewer guns there are...
Forum: Nothingland 06-06-2016, 10:15 PM
Replies: 2,124
Views: 521,266
Posted By gvidas
f3, try site: limiting your search by to some...

f3, try site: limiting your search by to some industry-specific forums that you trust. i.e, john bridge for tile, JLC for structural/framing, practical machinist for metal, maybe sawmillcreek in...
Forum: Technology 04-26-2016, 10:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,091
Posted By gvidas
I'm too lazy and not-malicious to confirm this...

I'm too lazy and not-malicious to confirm this myself, but the cllr.me hash being so much shorter, and the community it serves being so much more narrow, it seems especially ripe for something like...
Forum: Food and Drink 02-29-2016, 10:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,716
Posted By gvidas
If you want to try to beat that $300 price, you...

If you want to try to beat that $300 price, you can pick up a small digital controller, thermocouple, and relay pretty cheap.

These controllers are sort of arcane to begin with but great: ...
Forum: Philosophy 01-28-2016, 09:54 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 41,055
Posted By gvidas
Throughout history gatekeepers and rich folk have...

Throughout history gatekeepers and rich folk have tried to control society by refusing to acknowledge as art the artworks which they don't like. With the privilege of hindsight, it makes a lot of...
Forum: Current Events 01-24-2016, 12:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,096
Posted By gvidas
A Flint home had tap water containing as much...

A Flint home had tap water containing as much lead as the EPA limit for unleaded gasoline.

http://flintwaterstudy.org/2015/08/hazardous-waste-levels-of-lead-found-in-a-flint-households-water/

...
Forum: Cellar Meta 01-03-2016, 09:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,022
Posted By gvidas
IOTD submissions

It's Jan 3rd. There's already a Jan 4th IOTD up. I probably won't remember to post this tomorrow evening, much less on Jan 5th.

So I'll leave the research to someone more motivated.
...
Forum: Current Events 08-15-2015, 09:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,902
Posted By gvidas
Having not even bothered read the above linked...

Having not even bothered read the above linked article, I doubt they are any more rapey than the others. Men, especially in groups, are pretty rapey.

From the "I like bleak books and I cannot...
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 08-11-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 3,052
Views: 611,527
Posted By gvidas
Long great article about a salvage operation on a...

Long great article about a salvage operation on a roll-on car carrier. There were some $110M worth of Mazdas and Isuzus that ended up being scrapped because the manufacturers didn't want to warranty...
Forum: Current Events 07-24-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,449
Posted By gvidas
Sure, the same basic narrative -- white supremacy...

Sure, the same basic narrative -- white supremacy kills again -- will bubble up in the news. Probably real soon.

In my experience, the more that I pay attention to that narrative, the more I...
Forum: Cellar Meta 07-01-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 35,564
Posted By gvidas
prediction: the offers will soon bypass the site...

prediction: the offers will soon bypass the site admin. Spammers will find direct contact info for users of moderated forums and offer them some cash on the D.L. to post links to crap as though...
Forum: The Internet 06-04-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 2,873
Views: 803,657
Posted By gvidas
Interactive infographic w/ pictures documenting...

Interactive infographic w/ pictures documenting everyone killed in the US by police.

Spoiler alert: It's a lot of people.
...
Forum: Nothingland 06-02-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,040
Posted By gvidas
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Forum: Home Base 05-25-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 24,818
Posted By gvidas
Since you like crunching numbers, what's the...

Since you like crunching numbers, what's the dollar value of your feedback?

Let's say it's going to cut your returns by 5%. (That seems high, but let's run with it.) Are you planning on selling...
Forum: Home Base 05-20-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 1,378
Views: 275,812
Posted By gvidas
Yup. Free Market sez you just proved your DVD...

Yup. Free Market sez you just proved your DVD player was worth $281.

A lot of the things we take for given are in fact fragile illusions.


In terms of ebay's cut, usually you can figure that...
Forum: Parenting 05-14-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 1,112
Views: 344,156
Posted By gvidas
+1 for "My Kid Is A Damn Nutter", catchy and...

+1 for "My Kid Is A Damn Nutter", catchy and provocative and you can spell out the details in the subtitle.
Forum: Home Base 05-03-2015, 11:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,763
Posted By gvidas
I had a somewhat similar experience with the...

I had a somewhat similar experience with the washing machine a few months ago. Motor control board, not bearings, but. My initial thought was "fuck this noise I'll buy a cheap used one."

Ended...
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