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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #575 on: January 25, 2015, 01:15:05 PM »
How do you fit a thousand dead babies into one barrel?

A blender.

How do you get them back out?

Tortilla chips.

NOTE: I meant to post this in silly humor.

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #576 on: January 25, 2015, 03:04:50 PM »
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Survey data from Australia indicated legislation was a poor approach as it discouraged cycling—e.g. child cycle use fell 44% by the second year of the helmet law in New South Wales, Australia

Yeah! - WAY TO SUCK ALL THE FUN OUT OF IT MOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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The article's conclusion invariable ends up the same place this always ends up...which is: Stop trying to make people on two wheels safe(r) to run over ... And start paying attention to where the hell you're driving!

They really need to just carve "Pay Fucking Attention to What You're Doing!" on a rock, name it the rock of knowledge, and share it with all the people of the world. So the next time some jackass in country X decides that it might be a grand idea to piss a few million dollars down the drain on a "Government Study" ... The can just smack them in the forehead with the 'Rock of Knowledge' and be done with it for free.

It's the exact same outcome...for a hell of a lot less money.


I've found that if I cycle well, i.e. keep a very straight line, some drivers will pass dangerously close to me. So I tend to weave slightly to try and keep them more aware, and wary, of me. Not ideal, but I'm still here :-/

1. Bicycle/Motorcycle makes no difference in this context.
2. I've been riding a motorcycle on the street since 1977 (and bicycles before that).
3. You're right ... doing what you can to draw a bit more attention to yourself, helps keep you in one piece.

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #577 on: January 26, 2015, 04:10:37 PM »
Maybe this should be in the SF thread, but I think it will get more attention here. I remember a SF story about a man trying to get life insurance from an automated company. He complained and they checked it out and told him that when he dies, the world ends. Now he has the best healthcare in the world, but they keep him locked up. I thought of a possible sequel and I  wonder if there WAS one. Terrorists keep trying to kill him as an attempt at extortion, so the company and others build a generation spaceship fleet with the man as most important passenger. This way if he dies the world may end, but some people(very many) are  saved.

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #579 on: January 28, 2015, 04:48:30 PM »

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #580 on: January 30, 2015, 09:27:10 PM »
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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #581 on: January 30, 2015, 10:30:39 PM »

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« Reply #582 on: January 30, 2015, 10:36:38 PM »
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Those of you with dirty minds can go to the "18 of the Most Unfortunate Photos Ever Taken" thread in the Basement. I don't want to provide a link here and don't know if I could.


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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #584 on: February 01, 2015, 03:30:13 PM »
Computer Arithmetic Tragedies page of Kees Vuik
Some disasters caused by numerical errors
  •    Patriot Missile Failure
  •    Explosion of the Ariane 5
  •    EURO page: Conversion Arithmetics
  •    The Vancouver Stock Exchange
  •    Rounding error changes Parliament makeup
  •    The sinking of the Sleipner A offshore platform
  •    Tacoma bridge failure (wrong design)
  •    200 million dollar typing error (typing error)
  •    What's 77.1 x 850? Don't ask Excel 2007
  •    Collection of Software Bugs

(This is just some errors. Doesn't mention others - e.g., including the Mars lander crash, Treasury spreadsheet errors, the recent NY snowstorm estimates/forecasts.)

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #585 on: February 02, 2015, 06:50:06 PM »

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #587 on: February 02, 2015, 06:54:05 PM »
didn't I see it in Cranioscopical's car thread?

I don't know. Where was it?

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #588 on: February 02, 2015, 06:55:49 PM »

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #589 on: February 03, 2015, 04:18:25 PM »

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #590 on: February 04, 2015, 03:34:20 AM »
...didn't I see it in Cranioscopical's car thread?

Har-de-har-har.

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #592 on: February 04, 2015, 05:24:44 PM »

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #593 on: February 05, 2015, 02:58:30 PM »
Have you ever pranked someone by turning their wireless mouse 180 degrees around.

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #594 on: February 05, 2015, 03:01:28 PM »
Have you ever pranked someone by turning their wireless mouse 180 degrees around.

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #595 on: February 05, 2015, 05:12:52 PM »
Have you ever pranked someone by turning their wireless mouse 180 degrees around.

No, but I have been known to flip the screen upside down on occasion.

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #596 on: February 05, 2015, 05:45:27 PM »
Have you ever pranked someone by turning their wireless mouse 180 degrees around.

No, but I have been known to flip the screen upside down on occasion.

I messed with someone's video driver at work so it reduced the viewport by 1 pixel every day.  Long term pranks are the best.

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #597 on: February 05, 2015, 05:49:58 PM »
Have you ever pranked someone by turning their wireless mouse 180 degrees around.

no, but I swapped the cables on the monitor with the person opposite me while they were on lunch (I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that....)

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #598 on: February 05, 2015, 07:07:36 PM »
You know, I've used TunnelVision for those purposes occasionally (although it's not the creeping, long term approach that can drive a man slowly mad...)  :P
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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #599 on: February 05, 2015, 07:45:11 PM »
I messed with someone's video driver at work so it reduced the viewport by 1 pixel every day.  Long term pranks are the best.


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