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(RealClear)   Nvidia says 'mysterious' crop circle that baffled locals in Chualar, California was a publicity stunt. Too late, aliens have already taken the credit   (realclear.com) divider line 140
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2014-01-06 03:37:58 PM  
Considering its California, illegal aliens probably did create it.
 
2014-01-06 03:38:41 PM  

InterruptingQuirk: moike: InterruptingQuirk:
How often is this unique set of circumstances, for which nVidia is now perpetuating, the case when a crop circle is made?

That didn't parse...

How often is this unique set of circumstances the case when a crop circle is made?
nVidia is now perpetuating the act of making crop circles with little declaration that there was no food wasted in the process.


Are you complaining that a bad crop wasn't completely,  entirely wasted?
 
2014-01-06 03:44:12 PM  

InterruptingQuirk: moike: InterruptingQuirk:
How often is this unique set of circumstances, for which nVidia is now perpetuating, the case when a crop circle is made?

That didn't parse...

How often is this unique set of circumstances the case when a crop circle is made?
nVidia is now perpetuating the act of making crop circles with little declaration that there was no food wasted in the process.


You are aware that farmers routinely destroy crops to keep prices from going so low they put farms out of business, right? The economic of food production is a tad more complicated than simply growing as much food as you can with the land you have available.
 
2014-01-06 03:44:55 PM  

Bslim: There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that we are under constant alien surveillance. They are cloaked.


'What do we do?'
 
2014-01-06 03:45:41 PM  
Is there any game even taking advantage of tegra 4 at this point?  Seriously. Mobille gaming is awful and I seriously think Nvidia is wasting their time and resources in R&R for a gaming platform that is is shiat.. The most played game requires one finger to swipe candy..

Loading up the games section in the market..  The top paid game is minecraft..  The top 10 is nothing but games that could be played on anything on any device.

Top free games.. Same shiat..

Buying a tablet with this GPU in it to play Temple Run 2 would be like buying a GTX 780 to play Tetris
 
2014-01-06 03:46:10 PM  

asmodeus224: InterruptingQuirk: Wasting food for marketing, ain't 'Murica great!?!

It is still real aliens to you, isn't it?

[img.fark.net image 259x194]


moike: InterruptingQuirk: moike: InterruptingQuirk:
How often is this unique set of circumstances, for which nVidia is now perpetuating, the case when a crop circle is made?

That didn't parse...

How often is this unique set of circumstances the case when a crop circle is made?
nVidia is now perpetuating the act of making crop circles with little declaration that there was no food wasted in the process.

People like you are the reason coffee has to have, 'Caution, Hot coffee is Hot!' warnings.


You two should get a room at the Obtuse Hotel down the street and see how dense you can get together.
 
2014-01-06 03:48:05 PM  

NateAsbestos: InterruptingQuirk: moike: InterruptingQuirk:
How often is this unique set of circumstances, for which nVidia is now perpetuating, the case when a crop circle is made?

That didn't parse...

How often is this unique set of circumstances the case when a crop circle is made?
nVidia is now perpetuating the act of making crop circles with little declaration that there was no food wasted in the process.

Are you complaining that a bad crop wasn't completely,  entirely wasted?


Seriously?!?! I'm taking umbrage with the entire crop circle making crowd and this was a rare occasion where food was already considered a loss and for another purpose.
 
2014-01-06 03:48:40 PM  

SomeoneDumb: Sadly, this isn't my first disappointment of the year.


Years barely a week old!   And i thought mine had started out crappy.
 
2014-01-06 03:48:53 PM  

Mad_Radhu: InterruptingQuirk: moike: InterruptingQuirk:
How often is this unique set of circumstances, for which nVidia is now perpetuating, the case when a crop circle is made?

That didn't parse...

How often is this unique set of circumstances the case when a crop circle is made?
nVidia is now perpetuating the act of making crop circles with little declaration that there was no food wasted in the process.

You are aware that farmers routinely destroy crops to keep prices from going so low they put farms out of business, right? The economic of food production is a tad more complicated than simply growing as much food as you can with the land you have available.


Don't get me started on the artificially inflated prices of that subsidized economy.
 
2014-01-06 03:50:30 PM  

moike: People like you are the reason coffee has to have, 'Caution, Hot coffee is Hot!' warnings.


He's a lawyer?
 
2014-01-06 03:53:29 PM  
Man, I hope that knucklehead from a previous thread about this 'crop circle' pops his head in and still tries to convince people that it was the work of aliens as....

img.fark.net

...the design is too intricate for humans to achieve, dammit!
 
2014-01-06 03:53:56 PM  
It's pretty creepy to base your company's name on the word "invidious."

Also, to whom are crop circles "mysterious?"
 
2014-01-06 03:57:17 PM  

Silvyrbug: Pocket_Fisherman: My favorite crop circle documentary had a bit where they faked one, brought in the unknowing "experts", had them all claim it was genuine and then they showed them how they made it.

The "experts" had nothing to say, as in they looked at the video, got in their cars and left without saying a word to the camera.

Oh link please.......that would be hilarious to watch.


I think that was/is on netflix.  "Is It Real"  a bunch of different episodes about "baffling" stuff - crop circles was only one episode.  If it's the same thing i'm thinking of.  There was one creation of a crop circle that was "caught on film"   - it showed some glowing lights hovering over a field and the design appearing before your eyes in less than a minute.  I have a friend who totally believes that they're of alien origin.    I tried to tell her about this show/documentary and her response was how do you know they didn't make that up?  She'd rather believe in the most difficult possibility rather than the most likely/simplest explanation.  Even in light of the fact that the guy who claimed credit was a video editor by profession.  Sigh.
 
2014-01-06 04:02:29 PM  
InterruptingQuirk:
nVidia is now perpetuating the act of making crop circles with little declaration that there was no food wasted in the process.

 I'm taking umbrage with the entire crop circle making crowd and this was a rare occasion where food was already considered a loss and for another purpose.


Don't get me started on the artificially inflated prices of that subsidized economy.

Get the Fark over yourself.
 
2014-01-06 04:02:43 PM  

InterruptingQuirk: moike: InterruptingQuirk: Wasting food for marketing, ain't 'Murica great!?!

Well, the area recently had a warm spell followed by an assfarkingly bitter cold snap a couple weeks back.

If I had to guess that barley field was ruined by freeze damage, and the farmer was open to the prospect of letting NVidia stomp around in his field for some cash and free advertising to make up for his crop loss.

From a recent article, "The circle was plowed under a few days after its discovery."

So, the canvas for this little prank was a throwaway.  Feel free to unwad your panties.

How often is this unique set of circumstances, for which nVidia is now perpetuating, the case when a crop circle is made?


1) Why do you suddenly give a rat's ass?

2) If you really want to make a difference, why not eliminate corn-based alcohol subsidies?
 
2014-01-06 04:04:40 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com

"Hai guise, what's going on in THIS thread?"
 
2014-01-06 04:06:06 PM  
[youdontsay.jpg]
 
2014-01-06 04:06:21 PM  

red5ish: "We've bridged the gap - we've brought mobile computing to the same level as desktop computing," Huang said.

[img22.imageshack.us image 350x285] vs.
[img560.imageshack.us image 640x360]
Dream on, crop circle boy.


Me likey!

/reminds me of my setup for my studio wants to be.
//Similar config, but only using 4 monitors ='(
 
2014-01-06 04:07:16 PM  

Vlad_the_Inaner: moike: People like you are the reason coffee has to have, 'Caution, Hot coffee is Hot!' warnings.

He's a lawyer?


Well I was going to say he gets off on being willfully ignorant, but that'd just be repeating what you said.
 
2014-01-06 04:08:37 PM  
If you've ever driven through the town, I'm pretty sure "Chualar" means "Squalor" in Spanish.
 
2014-01-06 04:08:51 PM  

chozo13: InterruptingQuirk:
nVidia is now perpetuating the act of making crop circles with little declaration that there was no food wasted in the process.

 I'm taking umbrage with the entire crop circle making crowd and this was a rare occasion where food was already considered a loss and for another purpose.

Don't get me started on the artificially inflated prices of that subsidized economy.

Get the Fark over yourself.


Damn, I just got trolled.

10/10
 
2014-01-06 04:14:15 PM  
I remember seeing the prev link but didn't b/m so I can't find it. Can someone link so I can add favorites please?
 
2014-01-06 04:14:29 PM  
Crop circles are by definition publicity stunts. This is not a matter for debate. We know how every farking crop circle ever made was made, and by whom. Humans using a long string, a board and/or a garden roller.
 
2014-01-06 04:15:48 PM  
You know, if I was an aline, who had developed spaceships that let me travel the galaxy...

I'd totally do somethign like this to screw withthe primitives, then sit back and laugh.

Through in some recreational probing, cattle multilation, appearing in bad conditions, messing with the primitive image recording technology....endless entertainment.  Capture all the furor, and the expert denials, then record it all and take back to Planet Fark to share on the hit show "Taunting the primates".
 
2014-01-06 04:18:38 PM  
When I was in high school, a group of guys went out and made a crop circle. It made national news and was deemed a mystery by experts.
 
2014-01-06 04:19:52 PM  

CheapEngineer: InterruptingQuirk: moike: InterruptingQuirk: Wasting food for marketing, ain't 'Murica great!?!

Well, the area recently had a warm spell followed by an assfarkingly bitter cold snap a couple weeks back.

If I had to guess that barley field was ruined by freeze damage, and the farmer was open to the prospect of letting NVidia stomp around in his field for some cash and free advertising to make up for his crop loss.

From a recent article, "The circle was plowed under a few days after its discovery."

So, the canvas for this little prank was a throwaway.  Feel free to unwad your panties.

How often is this unique set of circumstances, for which nVidia is now perpetuating, the case when a crop circle is made?

1) Why do you suddenly give a rat's ass?

2) If you really want to make a difference, why not eliminate corn-based alcohol subsidies?


1) There is no suddenly.

2) That is a dream of mine. Not just the subsidies though, but the usage of corn for fuel entirely.
 
2014-01-06 04:20:28 PM  

chozo13: chozo13: InterruptingQuirk:
nVidia is now perpetuating the act of making crop circles with little declaration that there was no food wasted in the process.

 I'm taking umbrage with the entire crop circle making crowd and this was a rare occasion where food was already considered a loss and for another purpose.

Don't get me started on the artificially inflated prices of that subsidized economy.

Get the Fark over yourself.

Damn, I just got trolled.

10/10


No, you didn't.
 
2014-01-06 04:21:56 PM  
Link to the OT, someone please..?  Somehow I missed that one..

/thanks in advance..  =)
 
2014-01-06 04:27:23 PM  

InterruptingQuirk: chozo13: chozo13: InterruptingQuirk:
nVidia is now perpetuating the act of making crop circles with little declaration that there was no food wasted in the process.

 I'm taking umbrage with the entire crop circle making crowd and this was a rare occasion where food was already considered a loss and for another purpose.

Don't get me started on the artificially inflated prices of that subsidized economy.

Get the Fark over yourself.

Damn, I just got trolled.

10/10

No, you didn't.


You are tenacious, I will give you that.
 
2014-01-06 04:28:27 PM  

CAT-LIKE TYPING DETECTED: Link to the OT, someone please..?  Somehow I missed that one..

/thanks in advance..  =)


Enjoy!
 
2014-01-06 04:30:28 PM  

chozo13: InterruptingQuirk: chozo13: chozo13: InterruptingQuirk:
nVidia is now perpetuating the act of making crop circles with little declaration that there was no food wasted in the process.

 I'm taking umbrage with the entire crop circle making crowd and this was a rare occasion where food was already considered a loss and for another purpose.

Don't get me started on the artificially inflated prices of that subsidized economy.

Get the Fark over yourself.

Damn, I just got trolled.

10/10

No, you didn't.

You are tenacious, I will give you that.


Yes, I am, but not for the reasons you assume.
 
2014-01-06 04:35:56 PM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: CAT-LIKE TYPING DETECTED: Link to the OT, someone please..?  Somehow I missed that one..

/thanks in advance..  =)

Enjoy!



Brilliant! You're the Crop Circle knucklehead I was refering to!

Of course, the aliens made Nvidia take the credit for their work to cover-up extraterrestrial involvement. Naturally.
 
2014-01-06 04:38:52 PM  

GungFu: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: CAT-LIKE TYPING DETECTED: Link to the OT, someone please..?  Somehow I missed that one..

/thanks in advance..  =)

Enjoy!


Brilliant! You're the Crop Circle knucklehead I was refering to!

Of course, the aliens made Nvidia take the credit for their work to cover-up extraterrestrial involvement. Naturally.


And you STILL haven't read what I wrote.
 
2014-01-06 04:40:36 PM  

EvilEgg: hitlersbrain: I would hate to meet the alien race that would waste time stomping around in wheat fields in the middle of nowhere for no real reason. How sad would that be?

I guess the movie Signs gave us a small hint.

For an interstellar species, they weren't particularly bright.  We are violently allergic to water, let's skip Arrakis and head to earth instead.  No, we don't plan on bringing environmental suits.


Not to mention they couldn't get through a wooden door.
 
2014-01-06 04:41:52 PM  
For those of you biatching about ruining food for a marketing stunt... The barley was planted strictly to enrich the soil. Barley is NOT a cash crop in the Salinas valley. It was going to be plowed under as immature plants anyway.
 
2014-01-06 04:43:35 PM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: GungFu: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: CAT-LIKE TYPING DETECTED: Link to the OT, someone please..?  Somehow I missed that one..

/thanks in advance..  =)

Enjoy!


Brilliant! You're the Crop Circle knucklehead I was refering to!

Of course, the aliens made Nvidia take the credit for their work to cover-up extraterrestrial involvement. Naturally.

And you STILL haven't read what I wrote.



Of course I read it. That's why I maintain you're a knucklehead.

You think that intricate circles cannot be man-made because humans aren't capable of it.

My only problem with the debunking is that every time they demonstrate how they do it, they make a small crappy raggedy-ass crop-circle, and every time one is unexplained, they're giant razor-sharp labor-intensive productions that defy logic

You're a knucklehead. It's not rocket science.
 
2014-01-06 04:48:04 PM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: CAT-LIKE TYPING DETECTED: Link to the OT, someone please..?  Somehow I missed that one..

/thanks in advance..  =)

Enjoy!


Danke..!
 
2014-01-06 04:49:01 PM  

GungFu: You think that intricate circles cannot be man-made because humans aren't capable of it.


No, I don't think that. You think that's what I think. But that's not what I said.
 
2014-01-06 04:49:21 PM  

InterruptingQuirk: chozo13: InterruptingQuirk: chozo13: chozo13: InterruptingQuirk:
nVidia is now perpetuating the act of making crop circles with little declaration that there was no food wasted in the process.

 I'm taking umbrage with the entire crop circle making crowd and this was a rare occasion where food was already considered a loss and for another purpose.

Don't get me started on the artificially inflated prices of that subsidized economy.

Get the Fark over yourself.

Damn, I just got trolled.

10/10

No, you didn't.

You are tenacious, I will give you that.

Yes, I am, but not for the reasons you assume.


Well since we are on the subject, what are your reasons? I am usually quite open to compelling arguments but I am still trying to understand your butthurt at the field being used for something other than food. I had assumed I was being trolled but given your insistence I am actually interested in what you have to say on the subject.
 
2014-01-06 04:54:04 PM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: GungFu: You think that intricate circles cannot be man-made because humans aren't capable of it.

No, I don't think that. You think that's what I think. But that's not what I said.



UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: My only problem with the debunking is that every time they demonstrate how they do it, they make a small crappy raggedy-ass crop-circle, and every time one is unexplained, they're giant razor-sharp labor-intensive productions that defy logic

You're really coming across as a bit thick.
 
2014-01-06 05:11:28 PM  

chozo13: InterruptingQuirk: chozo13: InterruptingQuirk: chozo13: chozo13: InterruptingQuirk:
nVidia is now perpetuating the act of making crop circles with little declaration that there was no food wasted in the process.

 I'm taking umbrage with the entire crop circle making crowd and this was a rare occasion where food was already considered a loss and for another purpose.

Don't get me started on the artificially inflated prices of that subsidized economy.

Get the Fark over yourself.

Damn, I just got trolled.

10/10

No, you didn't.

You are tenacious, I will give you that.

Yes, I am, but not for the reasons you assume.

Well since we are on the subject, what are your reasons? I am usually quite open to compelling arguments but I am still trying to understand your butthurt at the field being used for something other than food. I had assumed I was being trolled but given your insistence I am actually interested in what you have to say on the subject.


Here's my objection. Are you familiar with the Peripheral Canal? The Canal's effect on the Sacramento Delta would be catastrophic. Already, brackish water has moved inland almost 100 miles. Draining the Delta to send billions of gallons of water south would end the Delta's viability as a freshwater resource.

And who does it benefit? Los Angeles? No. Los Angeles only uses 15% of the water already allocated to Southern California. The water is used by the majority landowners, who are the oil companies and railroad corporations, who own vast tracts of desert and use them to grow cotton and other water intensive crops for pure profit. And the government wants to sell them more water at a loss. Agricultural users buy their water by the acre-foot, at pennies on the dollar. And they waste it by using flood irrigation practices. All to grow cotton and other non-foodstuffs. That's my objection.
 
2014-01-06 05:16:07 PM  

chozo13: Yes, I am, but not for the reasons you assume.

Well since we are on the subject, what are your reasons? I am usually quite open to compelling arguments but I am still trying to understand your butthurt at the field being used for something other than food. I had assumed I was being trolled but given your insistence I am actually interested in what you have to say on the subject.


Look, I saw crop circle and I saw corporate marketing scheme. I didn't have the regional insight of that Farker who said they had weather recently which would have likely ruined the crop anyway, nor the info from the Farker who just recently divined that it was all soil resting/recovery crop, i.e. barley.

Corn fuel is inefficient, i.e. lower combustibility and total burn. It inflates food prices globally. It takes subsidies for it to be economically viable compared to fossil fuels. It is foisted on the driving public in ever increasing percentages of the fuel we buy, possibly to the detriment of the engines in our cars. It creates a revolving door of political symbiosis between the corn lobby and D.C., where changes to the status quo in corn districts is political suicide.

And lastly/firstly, partaking in this bogus act by nVidia, perpetuates the idea that it is cool to make crop circles. Maybe it is less cool now that an international company is doing now as well, IDK. And without declaring that there was no lost food to this stunt, besides the the only point in the article which states "The circle was plowed under a few days after its discovery.", doesn't say any of the info other Farkers have made claims towards. My natural conclusion to them plowing the field under after this stunt is one of common sense considering they flatten a great deal of it anyways.
 
2014-01-06 05:19:58 PM  

GungFu: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: GungFu: You think that intricate circles cannot be man-made because humans aren't capable of it.

No, I don't think that. You think that's what I think. But that's not what I said.


UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: My only problem with the debunking is that every time they demonstrate how they do it, they make a small crappy raggedy-ass crop-circle, and every time one is unexplained, they're giant razor-sharp labor-intensive productions that defy logic

You're really coming across as a bit thick.


I give up. If you wanna think of me as this guy:

media.tumblr.com

You go right ahead. But it makes me think of you, as this guy:

niketalk.com
 
2014-01-06 05:28:02 PM  
www.hardwareheaven.com

I think subby meant to say this type of alien.
 
2014-01-06 05:29:10 PM  

InterruptingQuirk: Look, I saw crop circle and I saw corporate marketing scheme. I didn't have the regional insight of that Farker who said they had weather recently which would have likely ruined the crop anyway, nor the info from the Farker who just recently divined that it was all soil resting/recovery crop, i.e. barley.


I'm the second guy you mentioned. I'm in Monterey. Chular is in Monterey County. I read about it in the local news, the farmer planted a cheap ass crop to balance the PH levels. Pretty common practice around here as we have an incredibly long growing season, therefore a really short off season. He probably got a nice little kick back at a time of year that normally gets zero income. Which is a damned good idea considering our current drought conditions.
 
2014-01-06 05:29:43 PM  
InterruptingQuirk really likes barley.
 
2014-01-06 05:29:48 PM  

EvilEgg: I hope the farmer was in on it and got paid.


According to TFA, the field got plowed under a few days later.  He was probably happy to accept some cash to let some hippies trample his weeds that was going to plow in a few days anyway.
 
2014-01-06 05:32:00 PM  
InterruptingQuirk:

Look, I saw crop circle and I saw corporate marketing scheme. I didn't have the regional insight of that Farker who said they had weather recently which would have likely ruined the crop anyway, nor the info from the Farker who just recently divined that it was all soil resting/recovery crop, i.e. barley.

Corn fuel is inefficient, i.e. lower combustibility and total burn. It inflates food prices globally. It takes subsidies for it to be economically viable compared to fossil fuels. It is foisted on the driving public in ever increasing percentages of the fuel we buy, possibly to the detriment of the engines in our cars. It creates a revolving door of political symbiosis between the corn lobby and D.C., where changes to the status quo in corn districts is political suicide.

And lastly/firstly, partaking in this bogus act by nVidia, perpetuates the idea that it is cool to make crop circles. Maybe it is less cool now that an international company is doing now as well, IDK. And without declaring that there was no lost food to this stunt, besides the the only point in the article which states "The circle was plowed under a few days after its discovery.", doesn't say any of the info other Farkers have made claims towards. My natural conclusion to them plowing the field under after this stunt is one of common sense considering they flatten a great deal of it anyways.


(sigh)

http://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2014/01/05/salinas-crop-circle-and-proj ec t-192/

Right FTFPR right on NVidia's website, and I quote...

"The field's owner had planted the barley, as many farmers do, to be plowed under, renewing the land. Meanwhile, it provided the perfect canvas for our crop circle specialists who drove out to the site accompanied by our team. They worked quickly."
 
2014-01-06 05:35:33 PM  
Amusing but unsurprising.
When I first saw that crop "circle" on the news the first thing I thought was "Huh... that looks like a chip die".
 
2014-01-06 05:36:15 PM  
And if you have ever been to Chualar, you will know nothing of value was lost.
 
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