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2021-08-03 2:10:31 PM  
Oh, hey, it's Tuesday.
 
2021-08-03 8:52:56 PM  
I've been thinking it was Saturday or maybe Sunday, it is very confusing :)
 
2021-08-03 8:57:07 PM  
Michio Kaku is supposed to be on CSPAN2
 
2021-08-03 9:01:46 PM  
That voice...
 
2021-08-03 9:02:12 PM  
It seems we have YET MORE "Ghost Stories of Abandoned Places."
 
2021-08-03 9:02:39 PM  

IronTom: That voice...


Hahahahaha
 
2021-08-03 9:04:51 PM  

IronTom: I've been thinking it was Saturday or maybe Sunday, it is very confusing :)


Getting used to the new lifestyle, eh?
 
2021-08-03 9:10:56 PM  

crypticsatellite: IronTom: I've been thinking it was Saturday or maybe Sunday, it is very confusing :)

Getting used to the new lifestyle, eh?


Yeah, it really messes with your head, in a good way.   I keep thinking, oh I must have to go to work tomorrow.  Ever since Kindergarten I've had to, except during Summer Vacation.
 
2021-08-03 9:13:20 PM  
Hmmm, "Cryptic Ruins of Russia"  That could almost be a song, maybe by Muse.
 
2021-08-03 9:15:26 PM  

crypticsatellite: It seems we have YET MORE "Ghost Stories of Abandoned Places."


This time they drink vodak.    Nostrovia!
 
2021-08-03 9:22:09 PM  
This is pretty cool with the ship building.  I've participated in some of that.
 
2021-08-03 9:24:48 PM  

IronTom: This is pretty cool with the ship building.  I've participated in some of that.


Have you welded hull plates?
 
2021-08-03 9:27:49 PM  

crypticsatellite: IronTom: This is pretty cool with the ship building.  I've participated in some of that.

Have you welded hull plates?


Heh, I've been there while the welding has been going on, and the whole place is full of smoke.  I asked the guy next to me why he is smoking a cigarette too, and he said, "It adds flavor."
 
2021-08-03 9:28:00 PM  
I've become enamored of a PC game called, "Project Zomboid."

It's a zombie survivor sim.

It is quite intriguing.
 
2021-08-03 9:28:19 PM  

IronTom: crypticsatellite: IronTom: This is pretty cool with the ship building.  I've participated in some of that.

Have you welded hull plates?

Heh, I've been there while the welding has been going on, and the whole place is full of smoke.  I asked the guy next to me why he is smoking a cigarette too, and he said, "It adds flavor."


Hahaahahahahha!
 
2021-08-03 9:31:56 PM  
They better be careful how deeply they dig...

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2021-08-03 9:32:18 PM  
What are the secrets held under this mountain?
 
2021-08-03 9:34:00 PM  
Hey, isn't that pink shirt guy?
 
2021-08-03 9:34:31 PM  

crypticsatellite: Project Zomboid


Hmm, it looks pretty cool.  I wonder if you could use it for reals: model your house and land in it, and put in 'defences' then unleash the hordes upon it.  Then make modifications and see how well they do against the hordes.  It could be pretty helpful in wargaming.
 
2021-08-03 9:35:20 PM  

IronTom: They better be careful how deeply they dig...

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They might wake the Great Würm.
 
2021-08-03 9:39:21 PM  

crypticsatellite: I've become enamored of a PC game called, "Project Zomboid."

It's a zombie survivor sim.

It is quite intriguing.


What happens here? Are the blue dots zombies?
 
2021-08-03 9:39:34 PM  

IronTom: crypticsatellite: Project Zomboid

Hmm, it looks pretty cool.  I wonder if you could use it for reals: model your house and land in it, and put in 'defences' then unleash the hordes upon it.  Then make modifications and see how well they do against the hordes.  It could be pretty helpful in wargaming.


People have made lots of mods.

You can run your own server/sandbox and change all sorts of things. Like zombie characteristics. Are they slow shambles like in "Dawn of the Dead," or fast sprinters like in "28 Days Later?" Somewhere in between?

How does the contagion spread? Blood? Saliva? Both?

Plus, it has a full weather system and seasons. It really quite something.

I was searching a car in a church parking lot and made too much noise because, suddenly, a horde began pouring out of the chapel through the windows...they engulfed the car before I could get out and I was dead. It was crazy how it happened when they weren't moving fast.
 
2021-08-03 9:40:27 PM  
That is a pretty oracle.
 
2021-08-03 9:41:37 PM  

IronTom: crypticsatellite: I've become enamored of a PC game called, "Project Zomboid."

It's a zombie survivor sim.

It is quite intriguing.

What happens here? Are the blue dots zombies?


Those are points of interest. That site is not by the developer, but is very useful.
 
2021-08-03 9:45:00 PM  

crypticsatellite: IronTom: crypticsatellite: Project Zomboid

Hmm, it looks pretty cool.  I wonder if you could use it for reals: model your house and land in it, and put in 'defences' then unleash the hordes upon it.  Then make modifications and see how well they do against the hordes.  It could be pretty helpful in wargaming.

People have made lots of mods.

You can run your own server/sandbox and change all sorts of things. Like zombie characteristics. Are they slow shambles like in "Dawn of the Dead," or fast sprinters like in "28 Days Later?" Somewhere in between?

How does the contagion spread? Blood? Saliva? Both?

Plus, it has a full weather system and seasons. It really quite something.

I was searching a car in a church parking lot and made too much noise because, suddenly, a horde began pouring out of the chapel through the windows...they engulfed the car before I could get out and I was dead. It was crazy how it happened when they weren't moving fast.


It looks pretty cool.  I used to play Mario Brothers is it anything like that?  (just kidding)

It might be fun to take up something like this.
 
2021-08-03 9:50:25 PM  
This show is very cryptic.
 
2021-08-03 9:51:53 PM  
It would probably be more fun to play the game with a pipeful, but they haven't made that legal here yet.
 
2021-08-03 9:57:07 PM  
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My current base location is circled. I've gathered a good amount of non-perishable food, but have to read and watch documentaries (in game) to learn things like mechanics, fishing, metalworking, etc. so that I can branch out...I want to go to some of those isolated cabins to stock up there as most zombies are urban-concentrated.

I think I've survived five days, so far.
 
2021-08-03 9:58:37 PM  

IronTom: It would probably be more fun to play the game with a pipeful, but they haven't made that legal here yet.


I've played with a pipe and a "pipe."

Both enhance the game.

I've been trying out a lot of different games and there are a few that are really cool, but it depends on the sorts of things you like.
 
2021-08-03 10:06:14 PM  

crypticsatellite: [Fark user image 850x637]
My current base location is circled. I've gathered a good amount of non-perishable food, but have to read and watch documentaries (in game) to learn things like mechanics, fishing, metalworking, etc. so that I can branch out...I want to go to some of those isolated cabins to stock up there as most zombies are urban-concentrated.

I think I've survived five days, so far.


Are there other humans in the area played by other humans on the Internet?  It seems like the area you've chosen is equidistant from a few blue areas of interest but not close enough to be a source of interest for others, who might be noisy and hence draw zombies, and thus it helps you live longer.

I'm guessing that if Internet Ed is making noise at the bar then virtual zombie Zerrg will come and try to eat Interned Ed, but if you happen to be on virtual zombie Zerrg 's path then he would see you too and vice versa.  (or is it all a parallel universe for each player, where they can't see you and you can't see their zombies?)
 
2021-08-03 10:11:28 PM  

IronTom: crypticsatellite: [Fark user image 850x637]
My current base location is circled. I've gathered a good amount of non-perishable food, but have to read and watch documentaries (in game) to learn things like mechanics, fishing, metalworking, etc. so that I can branch out...I want to go to some of those isolated cabins to stock up there as most zombies are urban-concentrated.

I think I've survived five days, so far.

Are there other humans in the area played by other humans on the Internet?  It seems like the area you've chosen is equidistant from a few blue areas of interest but not close enough to be a source of interest for others, who might be noisy and hence draw zombies, and thus it helps you live longer.

I'm guessing that if Internet Ed is making noise at the bar then virtual zombie Zerrg will come and try to eat Interned Ed, but if you happen to be on virtual zombie Zerrg 's path then he would see you too and vice versa.  (or is it all a parallel universe for each player, where they can't see you and you can't see their zombies?)


I does have multiplayer, but I'm playing solo.

And, yes, zombies have a vision, smell, and hearing range...so, you have to sort of skirt along the edge of groups of them and you can try to get the attention of one or two and then lure them away and take them out one by one. Or set an alarm on an alarm clock and drop it on the ground. When it goes off, the local zombies will converge on it.

And I have a setting turned on that allows zombies to activate house burglar alarms, so if they trigger an alarm, it will go off and attract all zombies within hearing range. Can really game gameplay quickly hahaha.
 
2021-08-03 10:23:46 PM  
Ah, the Russian drilling thing.
 
2021-08-03 10:25:41 PM  

crypticsatellite: IronTom: crypticsatellite: [Fark user image 850x637]
My current base location is circled. I've gathered a good amount of non-perishable food, but have to read and watch documentaries (in game) to learn things like mechanics, fishing, metalworking, etc. so that I can branch out...I want to go to some of those isolated cabins to stock up there as most zombies are urban-concentrated.

I think I've survived five days, so far.

Are there other humans in the area played by other humans on the Internet?  It seems like the area you've chosen is equidistant from a few blue areas of interest but not close enough to be a source of interest for others, who might be noisy and hence draw zombies, and thus it helps you live longer.

I'm guessing that if Internet Ed is making noise at the bar then virtual zombie Zerrg will come and try to eat Interned Ed, but if you happen to be on virtual zombie Zerrg 's path then he would see you too and vice versa.  (or is it all a parallel universe for each player, where they can't see you and you can't see their zombies?)

I does have multiplayer, but I'm playing solo.

And, yes, zombies have a vision, smell, and hearing range...so, you have to sort of skirt along the edge of groups of them and you can try to get the attention of one or two and then lure them away and take them out one by one. Or set an alarm on an alarm clock and drop it on the ground. When it goes off, the local zombies will converge on it.

And I have a setting turned on that allows zombies to activate house burglar alarms, so if they trigger an alarm, it will go off and attract all zombies within hearing range. Can really game gameplay quickly hahaha.


Very clever.  It is good preparation for real zombies.   They will likely be more unpredictable.
 
2021-08-03 10:26:40 PM  
Hahahaha, I remember the hole to hell hoax.
 
2021-08-03 10:27:16 PM  

crypticsatellite: Ah, the Russian drilling thing.


Ha ha ha, you can people screaming from the bottom of the hole!
 
2021-08-03 10:28:37 PM  

IronTom: crypticsatellite: Ah, the Russian drilling thing.

Ha ha ha, you can people screaming from the bottom of the hole!


Because Hell is ~39K feet below the surface of the earth.
 
2021-08-03 10:33:27 PM  
I've been learning piano from a book called The Piano Handbook, by Carl Humphries.  There's hundreds of how to play piano books, and this is one of them.  It is pretty strict, making you put certain fingers on different keys, and they make you play scales in a special way, where you have to put your thumb under the fingers or the fingers over the thumb if you are going up or down the scale, and left or right hand.  Very different than guitar.
 
2021-08-03 10:33:54 PM  

crypticsatellite: IronTom: crypticsatellite: Ah, the Russian drilling thing.

Ha ha ha, you can people screaming from the bottom of the hole!

Because Hell is ~39K feet below the surface of the earth.


Well, I'll stay away from there then!
 
2021-08-03 10:37:29 PM  
Don't open the bore hole plate!!!!!!

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2021-08-03 10:38:32 PM  

IronTom: I've been learning piano from a book called The Piano Handbook, by Carl Humphries.  There's hundreds of how to play piano books, and this is one of them.  It is pretty strict, making you put certain fingers on different keys, and they make you play scales in a special way, where you have to put your thumb under the fingers or the fingers over the thumb if you are going up or down the scale, and left or right hand.  Very different than guitar.


Interesting. I wonder if the over/under thumb is a standard technique.
 
2021-08-03 10:39:03 PM  

IronTom: Don't open the bore hole plate!!!!!!

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So that's where the murder hornets came from!
 
2021-08-03 10:51:10 PM  

crypticsatellite: IronTom: I've been learning piano from a book called The Piano Handbook, by Carl Humphries.  There's hundreds of how to play piano books, and this is one of them.  It is pretty strict, making you put certain fingers on different keys, and they make you play scales in a special way, where you have to put your thumb under the fingers or the fingers over the thumb if you are going up or down the scale, and left or right hand.  Very different than guitar.

Interesting. I wonder if the over/under thumb is a standard technique.


It is, according to this book.  It lets you complete a two octave scale and end on either the thumb (1) or little finger (5), usually.

For example, to go up the C scale from middle C to a C two octaves higher, you press all the white keys without missing any, using these fingers of the right hand:

123123412312345  thumb goes under

and to come back down:

543213214321321  fingers go over thumb

The left hand does the same thing but  in reverse, so it is 543213214321321 going up, and the other one going down.

If you do it right you feel really good about yourself, like you've solved a Rubic's cube.

They call this the 3 4 3 pattern  F major scale is the only one that uses a 4 3 4 pattern otherwise you can't hit one of the black keys too easily with your thumb.
 
2021-08-03 10:53:06 PM  

IronTom: crypticsatellite: IronTom: I've been learning piano from a book called The Piano Handbook, by Carl Humphries.  There's hundreds of how to play piano books, and this is one of them.  It is pretty strict, making you put certain fingers on different keys, and they make you play scales in a special way, where you have to put your thumb under the fingers or the fingers over the thumb if you are going up or down the scale, and left or right hand.  Very different than guitar.

Interesting. I wonder if the over/under thumb is a standard technique.

It is, according to this book.  It lets you complete a two octave scale and end on either the thumb (1) or little finger (5), usually.

For example, to go up the C scale from middle C to a C two octaves higher, you press all the white keys without missing any, using these fingers of the right hand:

123123412312345  thumb goes under

and to come back down:

543213214321321  fingers go over thumb

The left hand does the same thing but  in reverse, so it is 543213214321321 going up, and the other one going down.

If you do it right you feel really good about yourself, like you've solved a Rubic's cube.

They call this the 3 4 3 pattern  F major scale is the only one that uses a 4 3 4 pattern otherwise you can't hit one of the black keys too easily with your thumb.


That is really interesting.
 
2021-08-03 10:53:44 PM  
Doing both hands at once is the real trick, it separates the keyboard players from the synthesists.
 
2021-08-03 10:56:58 PM  
Mmm, geometry.  I have a coffee cup that looks like a cooling tower, and it always makes my coffee cold too quickly.

I wonder how they convinced the old lions and tigers that control the money and engineering that Hey, let's make it look like a hyperbola!
 
2021-08-03 11:03:31 PM  
I saw this today:

The Osmonds - Crazy Horses [HQ stereo]
Youtube iXcj8dFOd1E
 
2021-08-03 11:04:06 PM  
Is Donny's keyboard technique correct?
 
2021-08-03 11:10:26 PM  

crypticsatellite: I saw this today:

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hahahahahahaha, oh Man!  Death Metal Donnie!  I never knew the Osmonds did this, it unleashed endorphins in my brain, and they are leaking out on the keyboard.  Whaaaaaaa Whaaaaaaaaa.  His scales are unassailable!
 
2021-08-03 11:13:27 PM  

IronTom: crypticsatellite: IronTom: I've been learning piano from a book called The Piano Handbook, by Carl Humphries.  There's hundreds of how to play piano books, and this is one of them.  It is pretty strict, making you put certain fingers on different keys, and they make you play scales in a special way, where you have to put your thumb under the fingers or the fingers over the thumb if you are going up or down the scale, and left or right hand.  Very different than guitar.

Interesting. I wonder if the over/under thumb is a standard technique.

It is, according to this book.  It lets you complete a two octave scale and end on either the thumb (1) or little finger (5), usually.

For example, to go up the C scale from middle C to a C two octaves higher, you press all the white keys without missing any, using these fingers of the right hand:

123123412312345  thumb goes under

and to come back down:

543213214321321  fingers go over thumb

The left hand does the same thing but  in reverse, so it is 543213214321321 going up, and the other one going down.

If you do it right you feel really good about yourself, like you've solved a Rubic's cube.

They call this the 3 4 3 pattern  F major scale is the only one that uses a 4 3 4 pattern otherwise you can't hit one of the black keys too easily with your thumb.


The first thing I teach my piano students is the c-major scale, 2 hands, 2 octaves. You need it for the first Bach Partita.
 
2021-08-03 11:16:11 PM  
I think they actually played that during the video, although there was a full horn section and additional guitars, but when the frontman put his mic back on the stand you could hear it at about 1:15.  I'm sort of glad it was only 2:30  because it was so intense, if it was any longer, it might have been too much for ordinary mortals to take.
 
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