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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #1000 on: October 29, 2015, 06:32:56 AM »
That's pretty scary, because whoever it belongs to will certainly want it back. Give it away and hope they don't find out that it arrived at your home? You pretty much can't give it to the police as they'd stick a flashlight & swab so far up your butt that the cotton would clean your ear wax while the flashlight would help your dentist...

The original people did and that didn't seem to happen to them.

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« Reply #1001 on: October 29, 2015, 06:38:32 AM »

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #1002 on: October 29, 2015, 07:12:45 AM »
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50 pounds of pot mailed to wrong address
What would YOU do if you got 50 pounds of pot in the mail? Make brownies?

Good question... I don't partake, but I have friends that do... then again... I'd be paranoid having had that much arrive.

That's pretty scary, because whoever it belongs to will certainly want it back. Give it away and hope they don't find out that it arrived at your home? You pretty much can't give it to the police as they'd stick a flashlight & swab so far up your butt that the cotton would clean your ear wax while the flashlight would help your dentist...

why would you even accept a delivery for someone that doesnt live at your address?
Maybe, unless it was really for you -- but then you notice that the package was tampered with and give it to the cops before they pay you a visit and charge you...

Well...

Not all deliveries require a signature.

Not all people that sign for packages bother reading the address label - There's a guy standing there with a stack of boxes and a hurried look on his face...

So somebody opens the first box...and oh damn lookie here...

Someone else in a supervisory capacity decides to be a total spaz and buzz the fuzz.

Everybody else forever forward considers said supervisory party as a $*@&$!#%$ freaking idiot until the end of time..

This scenario is - of course - to be construed as Strictly Hypothetical mind you.. ;)

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #1003 on: October 30, 2015, 11:10:44 PM »
That's pretty scary, because whoever it belongs to will certainly want it back. Give it away and hope they don't find out that it arrived at your home? You pretty much can't give it to the police as they'd stick a flashlight & swab so far up your butt that the cotton would clean your ear wax while the flashlight would help your dentist...

The original people did and that didn't seem to happen to them.


They're not me. I get busted for everything. Even stuff that isn't wrong. The maximum level of "evil" I can realistically pull off is farting in an elevator. :P



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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #1004 on: October 31, 2015, 02:31:06 PM »
Cheese May Be Addictive, but Don't Call It 'Crack'.jpgInteresting "stuff"

No, Cheese Isn't as Addictive as Crack - Reviewed.com

I don't think you would get a rush from snorting spaghetti cheese.


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« Reply #1005 on: October 31, 2015, 03:50:17 PM »
Billy the Kid played Croquet
(history of a photograph)

Multimillion-dollar photo of Billy the Kid playing croquet was $2 junk shop find (the Guardian)

Screenshot - 2015-10-31 , 21_51_24.pngInteresting "stuff"
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« Reply #1006 on: November 04, 2015, 01:24:46 PM »

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« Reply #1007 on: November 04, 2015, 02:41:00 PM »
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« Reply #1008 on: November 06, 2015, 10:36:19 AM »
looks like something out of the 80's/90's

Who would want to wear it? It shouts "NERD!"

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« Reply #1009 on: November 06, 2015, 11:59:26 AM »
Probably nerds. I wore *three* watches when I was a kid (they each did different things, calculator, pedometer, altimeter). Fortunately I grew out of that nerdery, but some people don't. Target market for this thing! :D

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« Reply #1010 on: November 06, 2015, 03:49:34 PM »
looks like something out of the 80's/90's :D

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #1011 on: November 06, 2015, 04:01:00 PM »
"I love the Rufus Cuff. It's so bad."

lol, yeah, just like that :D
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« Reply #1016 on: November 09, 2015, 07:58:15 PM »
They're not me. I get busted for everything. Even stuff that isn't wrong. The maximum level of "evil" I can realistically pull off is farting in an elevator.

What if you were caught with a bloody knife while standing over a dead body. You might be safe if this happened at a funeral provided you weren't around when the person died.
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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #1017 on: November 10, 2015, 01:47:01 AM »
goTenna - Text & GPS on your phone, even without service..jpgInteresting "stuff"

goTenna  Text & GPS on your phone, even without service.

Anyone here interested in getting these?


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« Reply #1018 on: November 10, 2015, 02:22:20 AM »
goTenna - Text & GPS on your phone, even without service..jpgInteresting "stuff"

goTenna  Text & GPS on your phone, even without service.

Anyone here interested in getting these?



They seem like they could be very useful. I'm not enough of an outdoorsman to justify the price. Very cool though.


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Re: Interesting "stuff" - Spandex as the fabric of Space and Time
« Reply #1019 on: November 10, 2015, 08:46:34 PM »
A Relativity teaching tool: Gravity Visualized - YouTube
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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #1020 on: November 12, 2015, 02:25:49 AM »
A Relativity teaching tool: Gravity Visualized - YouTube


That's funny. I just watched that yesterday. :D  :Thmbsup:
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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #1021 on: November 12, 2015, 06:39:06 AM »
As a keen cyclist with children, I had always been in favour of the New Zealand law making it compulsory to wear a bicycle helmet. However, the outcome of that law is apparently not what one might have intuitively expected - according to a 2012 report from the NZ Medical Journal. I'd not seen it before. Very interesting statistical analysis.
Evaluation of New Zealand’s bicycle helmet law - New Zealand Medical Journal

Study: The Latest Evidence That Bike Helmet Laws Don't Help Rider Safety - CityLab
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Public health might be better off if cities focused on building better bike lanes instead.
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It goes against all common sense, even as it’s become increasingly clear to anyone swayed by the science: bike helmet laws don’t seem to improve rider safety.

The latest evidence comes via a new study, published in BMJ Open, conducted by a group of Canada-based public health scholars. Kay Teschke of the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver, and collaborators gathered Canadian data on bicycle use, cycle-related hospitalization, and a number of other variables including helmet legislation in 11 jurisdictions between 2006 and 2011. Some areas had helmet laws over this period, while others did not.

Teschke and company found two factors to be statistically linked with bike hospitalizations. One was gender. For all types of injuries, women experienced “substantially lower” hospitalization rates than men did. This finding—in line with previous reports—could be the result of women being less likely to ride on major city streets that don’t have separated bike lanes. Another possible explanation offered in the past is that women tend to ride slower than men do.

The second main variable related to bike hospitalizations was local cycling mode share. For traffic-related injuries in particular, areas with higher shares of bike riders among all travelers had lower hospitalization rates than other regions, a finding that held for all bodily injuries as well as those to the head or brain. In other words, when more people ride bikes, fewer riders get injured—a clear sign that cyclists experience safety in numbers.
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What the researchers failed to find was any connection between helmet laws and bike-related hospitalization rates. That held true whether they looked at all cycling injuries or just traffic-specific injuries. Surprisingly, it also held true when they narrowed in on body parts protected by a helmet: the brain, head, scalp, skull, face, even neck. Since helmet laws don’t necessarily mean compliance, they looked at helmet usage, too, and once again found nothing.

The point is not that helmets do nothing or that you shouldn’t wear them. If you fall off your bike and hit your head, it’s obviously much better to have a helmet on. At a personal level, if that’s what it takes to get you riding, by all means, helmet up. But at the local government level, it’s time to recognize that other safety measures have far greater public health benefits—in particular, well-designed infrastructure that separates riders from general traffic.

Here’s Teschke, writing to CityLab via email, on how there’s sufficient evidence out there by now “to shift our focus” from bike laws to bike lanes:

    It has dual advantages, both reducing injuries and encouraging cycling, an important public health goal of its own given the physical activity and environmental benefits. Comparisons between North America and the Netherlands or Denmark have long suggested that their route design focus is better at welcoming cycling and achieving lower injury rates. Many were concerned that Dutch and Danish infrastructure wouldn't have the same impact here, but there is more and more research in North America showing that it does.

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #1022 on: November 12, 2015, 11:31:13 AM »
Do whatever you want to live with.jpgInteresting "stuff"

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« Reply #1024 on: November 13, 2015, 09:21:00 PM »
I have always been interested in calculators. I was intrigued when I found this article on an emulator for the Sinclair Scientific calculator: Reversing Sinclair's amazing 1974 calculator hack - half the ROM of the HP-35, and I finally understood why its calculation of Pi was incorrect - the constraints of its el cheapo design meant that it only had three decimal places of accuracy at best!

I found it as a link in this great GitHub list of Emulators written in JavaScript  :Thmbsup: