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2022-01-04 8:57:47 PM  
Tuesday!

Sorry I forgot it was!
 
2022-01-04 9:13:14 PM  

crypticsatellite: Tuesday!

Sorry I forgot it was!


You know, 2022 is pretty strange so far.  Just about all of the clocks in my house are off.  Today the kitchen clock started showing Greenwich Mean Time.
 
2022-01-04 9:17:53 PM  
They have Strangest Things on the SciChan.  It is like a cross between Cosmos and What on Earth.
 
2022-01-04 9:19:30 PM  
related to the show:

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2022-01-04 9:28:07 PM  

IronTom: related to the show:

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That is on the dark side of things. I like it.
 
2022-01-04 9:28:52 PM  
The new year has started off with a bang witch regards to work. So much to do.
 
2022-01-04 9:32:24 PM  
Looks like that Russian satellite that's tumbling out of control just might crash somewhere in the CONUS in a few hours.
 
2022-01-04 9:33:27 PM  

crypticsatellite: IronTom: related to the show:

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That is on the dark side of things. I like it.


Heh, yes, the cat appears to scream into the darkness.
 
2022-01-04 9:34:06 PM  

crypticsatellite: Looks like that Russian satellite that's tumbling out of control just might crash somewhere in the CONUS in a few hours.


I hadn't heard anything about that.  Do you have a link, etc?
 
2022-01-04 9:34:13 PM  
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The line denote the high risk areas. Looking for source
 
2022-01-04 9:34:48 PM  
 
2022-01-04 9:36:19 PM  
 
2022-01-04 9:37:44 PM  

crypticsatellite: [Fark user image 828x609]
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I wonder if I have a higher chance of winning PowerBall than being hit by a Russian satellite.
 
2022-01-04 9:38:17 PM  
It's coming right for us...   A Russian satellite just flew over my house.
 
2022-01-04 9:39:05 PM  
Now it looks like maybe over Australia?
 
2022-01-04 9:39:34 PM  

IronTom: It's coming right for us...   A Russian satellite just flew over my house.


It kept falling, so that's good.
 
2022-01-04 9:43:53 PM  

crypticsatellite: Now it looks like maybe over Australia?


I'm sure that will relieve the tedium.
 
2022-01-04 9:47:04 PM  

IronTom: crypticsatellite: Now it looks like maybe over Australia?

I'm sure that will relieve the tedium.


Starting 2022 off with a bang.
 
2022-01-04 9:50:19 PM  
I feel like going out and looking in the sky to see if there is anything flying over.
 
2022-01-04 9:55:34 PM  

IronTom: I feel like going out and looking in the sky to see if there is anything flying over.


It might hit you.
 
2022-01-04 9:59:42 PM  

crypticsatellite: [Fark user image 828x609]
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Nothing over Arizona. Oh, well. We're talking legacy hardware left over from the CCCP Soviet Space Program, comrade. I think they even teach FORTRAN for their "IBM Machines."
 
2022-01-04 10:02:18 PM  

crypticsatellite: IronTom: I feel like going out and looking in the sky to see if there is anything flying over.

It might hit you.


Not this time.  I saw Orion, though.
 
2022-01-04 10:04:59 PM  
He said, 'the outer planets', but did not include Pluto.
 
2022-01-04 10:06:13 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: crypticsatellite: [Fark user image 828x609]
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Nothing over Arizona. Oh, well. We're talking legacy hardware left over from the CCCP Soviet Space Program, comrade. I think they even teach FORTRAN for their "IBM Machines."


Lucked out!
 
2022-01-04 10:06:30 PM  
Look, Carl Sagan!!!
 
2022-01-04 10:12:34 PM  
Good info on Carl's Gold disk on Voyager.
 
2022-01-04 10:13:40 PM  
Been reading about the rocket, but it seems it's still unclear where it'll hit.
 
2022-01-04 10:15:43 PM  
How long has it been since Carl in any form has been on the SyEnce Channel?
 
2022-01-04 10:16:13 PM  
I lost my glasses and found them in the couch. I need to keep track of them better.
 
2022-01-04 10:17:05 PM  
It's a Long Play.
 
2022-01-04 10:22:47 PM  

crypticsatellite: It's a Long Play.


1.5 hours of brainwaves!  Can we do something with brainwaves that I don't know about that warrants devoting 1.5 hours to it on the golden disk?
 
2022-01-04 10:23:24 PM  

crypticsatellite: How long has it been since Carl in any form has been on the SyEnce Channel?


It is like a special benefit for the new year.
 
2022-01-04 10:26:23 PM  

crypticsatellite: Been reading about the rocket, but it seems it's still unclear where it'll hit.


I read that as "... it seems nuclear...."
 
2022-01-04 10:26:41 PM  
Voynich!
 
2022-01-04 10:28:16 PM  

IronTom: crypticsatellite: It's a Long Play.

1.5 hours of brainwaves!  Can we do something with brainwaves that I don't know about that warrants devoting 1.5 hours to it on the golden disk?


Dunno. It would be interesting to know how they decided to do it.
 
2022-01-04 10:30:46 PM  
I wonder how much they're going to go into about the translation attempts.
 
2022-01-04 10:35:45 PM  
ecoRandomNumbers song status: I'm time-aligning the vocals, am up to bar 30 of the 100-bar song.  Each bar has seven singers, and when they are time-aligned it sends shivers up my spine, like the mysteriousness of Orff is coming through, sung by English street toughs and German club bouncers.  Targeted pitch correction will likely put in the last modification of the vocals.  Then comes mixing, and adding the big bass drum and gong...    Even people that don't know Ecmo might like it if they like Carmina Burana, as it being something different.  The latest is here, and it probably sounds pretty much the same, but the vocals are time-aligned up to 'Sheepgirl'.
 
2022-01-04 10:36:13 PM  

crypticsatellite: IronTom: crypticsatellite: It's a Long Play.

1.5 hours of brainwaves!  Can we do something with brainwaves that I don't know about that warrants devoting 1.5 hours to it on the golden disk?

Dunno. It would be interesting to know how they decided to do it.


And whose brain they recorded.
 
2022-01-04 10:36:33 PM  

crypticsatellite: Voynich!


This is a feel-good show.
 
2022-01-04 10:37:18 PM  

crypticsatellite: I wonder how much they're going to go into about the translation attempts.


The appear to go pretty deep in this show.
 
2022-01-04 10:45:23 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: crypticsatellite: [Fark user image 828x609]
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Nothing over Arizona. Oh, well. We're talking legacy hardware left over from the CCCP Soviet Space Program, comrade. I think they even teach FORTRAN for their "IBM Machines."


You joke, but IBM makes supercomputers and Fortran is running most of the code on supercomputers today.
 
2022-01-04 10:50:58 PM  
I was just reading about John Dee's Enochian Aethyrs...and here he is.
 
2022-01-04 10:52:16 PM  
And that comment number was 42.
 
2022-01-04 10:53:16 PM  

b0rscht: ecmoRandomNumbers: crypticsatellite: [Fark user image 828x609]
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Nothing over Arizona. Oh, well. We're talking legacy hardware left over from the CCCP Soviet Space Program, comrade. I think they even teach FORTRAN for their "IBM Machines."

You joke, but IBM makes supercomputers and Fortran is running most of the code on supercomputers today.


FTA: Each one of its 4,608 nodes (with 2 IBM POWER9 CPUs and 6 Nvidia Tesla GPUs in each node[17]) has over 600 GB of coherent memory (96 GB HBM2 plus 512 GB DDR4 SDRAM) which is addressable by all CPUs and GPUs plus 800 GB of non-volatile RAM that can be used as a burst buffer or as extended memory.[18] The POWER9 CPUs and Nvidia Volta GPUs are connected using NVIDIA's high speed NVLink. This allows for a heterogeneous computing model.[19] To provide a high rate of data throughput, the nodes will be connected in a non-blocking fat-tree topology using a dual-rail Mellanox EDR InfiniBand interconnect for both storage and inter-process communications traffic which delivers both 200Gb/s bandwidth between nodes and in-network computing acceleration for communications frameworks such as MPI and SHMEM/PGAS.

That is a lot of computer, but seems oddly manageable and understandable.  You would need good clever code to exploit the capabilities of this thing.  Just like the people that build the Apollo Guidance Computer, some folks prbably dedicated years and years to this.
 
2022-01-04 10:53:41 PM  

crypticsatellite: I was just reading about John Dee's Enochian Aethyrs...and here he is.


Holy Synchronicity, Batman!!!
 
2022-01-04 10:56:19 PM  
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2022-01-04 11:03:39 PM  
Weren't these from some Indian holiday? I remember something about this.
 
2022-01-04 11:03:46 PM  

crypticsatellite: [Fark user image 850x844]


This could be added to the list of the world's strangest things.  It reminds me of the illustrations in that Quadrivium book.
 
2022-01-04 11:05:12 PM  

crypticsatellite: Weren't these from some Indian holiday? I remember something about this.


Maybe it is a musical instrument.  The idea about Indian holiday sounds vaguely familiar.
 
2022-01-04 11:05:54 PM  

IronTom: crypticsatellite: [Fark user image 850x844]

This could be added to the list of the world's strangest things.  It reminds me of the illustrations in that Quadrivium book.


Yes! I bought two and gave one the my GF.
 
2022-01-04 11:06:56 PM  
That's it! It was for knitting. I remember now.
 
2022-01-04 11:08:00 PM  
Ah, maybe not for knitting?
 
2022-01-04 11:09:31 PM  

crypticsatellite: Ah, maybe not for knitting?


Maybe it was for cannon ball sizing.
 
2022-01-04 11:12:25 PM  

crypticsatellite: IronTom: crypticsatellite: [Fark user image 850x844]

This could be added to the list of the world's strangest things.  It reminds me of the illustrations in that Quadrivium book.

Yes! I bought two and gave one the my GF.


Great!  Glad to give you a source of brownie points :)
 
2022-01-04 11:12:57 PM  

IronTom: crypticsatellite: IronTom: crypticsatellite: [Fark user image 850x844]

This could be added to the list of the world's strangest things.  It reminds me of the illustrations in that Quadrivium book.

Yes! I bought two and gave one the my GF.

Great!  Glad to give you a source of brownie points :)


Hahahahha
 
2022-01-04 11:19:03 PM  
They hold the smaller hole further away, but it seems like you would have the smaller hole  on the other side,.

Hmm, holding my hands such that the circle formed by the thumb and forefinger is smaller on one hand than the other, and looking through them would make people look at me funny on the subway, but otherwise, I can see that the smaller hole further away seems to work at arms length.  There must be something about perspective and the expansion of light from a source, that makes it work.
 
2022-01-04 11:21:03 PM  
It's Cranberry Vest Guy.
 
2022-01-04 11:21:17 PM  
He invented the Dremel.
 
2022-01-04 11:21:34 PM  

crypticsatellite: It's Cranberry Vest Guy.


Hahahahah
 
2022-01-04 11:27:14 PM  

crypticsatellite: IronTom: crypticsatellite: IronTom: crypticsatellite: [Fark user image 850x844]

This could be added to the list of the world's strangest things.  It reminds me of the illustrations in that Quadrivium book.

Yes! I bought two and gave one the my GF.

Great!  Glad to give you a source of brownie points :)

Hahahahha


I had to pause on a page that described how to construct a 7-point polygon on a circle, iirc.  The first step says to divide the circle into six parts to make a hexagon.  Hello.  Not all of us have the same proficiency in compass and ruler as, um, Aristotle.  I would just use math and computers to calculate the figure, but in a lot of cases, when designing optics or such, I will use constructions with compasses, rulers, pencil, and protractors. Geometrical constructions are fun.
 
2022-01-04 11:37:55 PM  
I hope they finish with a really strange thing.
 
2022-01-04 11:39:58 PM  
Cryptic, you ought to get this one, it looks biological.
 
2022-01-04 11:40:28 PM  
That is so farking strange.  It is the strangest of the strange.
 
2022-01-04 11:50:26 PM  
Mmmmm leeches.
 
2022-01-04 11:52:07 PM  
A Leech Barometer?
 
2022-01-04 11:58:36 PM  

crypticsatellite: Mmmmm leeches.


Videos of leeches feeding on human blood are rather gross.  They don't use them any more, do they?
 
2022-01-05 12:02:09 AM  
Dinnertime!!!

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2022-01-05 12:05:21 AM  

IronTom: Dinnertime!!!

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Hahahaha, the look on her face.
 
2022-01-05 12:05:54 AM  
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2022-01-05 12:06:03 AM  
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2022-01-05 12:08:01 AM  

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Awesome!!!
 
2022-01-05 12:09:50 AM  
Childbirth?!
 
2022-01-05 12:11:28 AM  

crypticsatellite: Childbirth?!


Ahh, that is a great show, but I had turned on Osbournes Want to Believe, since it was a repeat of 9:00.
 
2022-01-05 12:23:53 AM  
You'll see the screaming mummy!
 
2022-01-05 12:30:39 AM  
I just noticed that I do have a meeting in the morning. I thought it had been canceled.

Gotta hit the hay.

Have a great week and watch out for Russian satellites!
 
2022-01-05 12:37:17 AM  
I was up early today, so will be going off now.  Happy New Year!!!
 
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