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by farmer
August 5th, 2017, 5:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: thanks, curiosity satisified
Replies: 17
Views: 1829

thanks, curiosity satisified

Thanks for your responses, I have satisfied my curiosity.
by farmer
June 21st, 2017, 6:33 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: your Green Energy dollar at work
Replies: 3
Views: 572

your Green Energy dollar at work

I thought this company was up the street from me, but I looked again and the address says Padiham. http://www.solxenergy.com/index.php/how-it-works Can anyone tell how much of this is a scam and how much is a joke? The punch line is they supposedly install solar panels in air conditioning units, to ...
by farmer
April 16th, 2017, 12:36 am
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: Reading linux device from file from device tree overlay without 300-microsecond overhead
Replies: 5
Views: 1766

Re: Reading linux device from file from device tree overlay without 300-microsecond overhead

They say in Unix "everything is a file." So I assume this is some sort of interface by which various drivers try to behave like a file. But really this is annoying if I have to open them like a file it is crazy and I can't imagine they ran a phone system in New Jersey that way.
by farmer
April 16th, 2017, 12:28 am
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: Reading linux device from file from device tree overlay without 300-microsecond overhead
Replies: 5
Views: 1766

Reading linux device from file from device tree overlay without 300-microsecond overhead

There is a file which I can cat in linux, and it tells me the state of a pin based on the new device tree overlay. Using C++, I can stream the pin state to it when I configure it as an output. But if I fopen and read from the file, it gives me a character, then a newline I think, then an end of file...
by farmer
January 22nd, 2017, 1:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: nicotine addiction
Replies: 3
Views: 712

Re: nicotine addiction

Here is another fact that can be mixed in with the mythology of nicotine: I have smoked one time in three months, and I definitely am at least three or four pounds skinnier than the beginning of those three months when I was smoking constantly. I still think nicotine probably reduces a person's impu...
by farmer
January 22nd, 2017, 1:47 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: nicotine addiction
Replies: 3
Views: 712

nicotine addiction

I have a different take on nicotine addiction. For something like four or five or six years, I pushed myself to smoke. I think I first did it on the theory I would be skinnier, which is healthier, and waste less time eating. Anyway, I had to change what I smoked every few months, when I got sick of ...
by farmer
August 31st, 2016, 12:50 am
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Topic: Earth to end in about a month
Replies: 85
Views: 4621

Re: Earth to end in about a month

My friend says the craft are probably bigger than a combined 2500 feet, and reflecting our own sun, simply from the direction of Tabby's star, to create the observed increased brightness of Tabby's star when the motion of the Earth carries us across their path. This would make sense if they were tra...
by farmer
August 30th, 2016, 11:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Earth to end in about a month
Replies: 85
Views: 4621

Earth to end in about a month

At least two objects, which a combined width of perhaps several thousand feet, are headed directly toward Earth at around 1 million miles per hour, from the direction of Tabby's star. Traveling at this rate, you can expect them in around a month. This first silhouette of the objects was captured on ...
by farmer
April 2nd, 2016, 2:58 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: Grammar-Pattern Programmers: Is Over-Abstraction Delivering Projects Faster Or Slower?
Replies: 182
Views: 35387

Grammar-Pattern Programmers: Is Over-Abstraction Delivering Projects Faster Or Slower?

<t>*******I am working on this essay to fight back against the wave of terrible programmers who are hailed as geniuses and threaten to destroy the world. Comments requested.*******The other day, as always, I asked my friend the exact syntax to write a join query. This rekindled a debate where he has...
by farmer
December 29th, 2015, 4:31 pm
Forum: Trading Forum
Topic: the second stage of science is reproduction
Replies: 2
Views: 2413

the second stage of science is reproduction

<t>I'm looking for a guinea pig with $2,000 so I can try to double your money, no fees involved. I made like 900% last year, and if anything that understates how predictable the markets seemed. So for scientific interest, the first step is to try to reproduce this phenomenon with someone else's mone...
by farmer
May 13th, 2014, 10:40 pm
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Topic: funny racism news
Replies: 113
Views: 11174

funny racism news

<t>At least I no longer have to suffer shame when I use firefox. They just pushed an update on me with the logo removed. It looks almost like Google Chrome. I had to dig around a while to figure out what browser is this.Now I can be a hateful bigot in secret.Edit: I wanted to post instructions to te...
by farmer
May 13th, 2014, 1:13 pm
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Topic: funny racism news
Replies: 113
Views: 11174

funny racism news

<t>The left has gone too far trying to demagogue their enemies. The robots who carry their message have become dysfunctional.I mentioned in another thread how my friend had some college girls over and one of them wanted to have sex with me. But when she found out I support Republicans she snapped, a...
by farmer
May 12th, 2014, 8:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: kids who can't get jobs know a lot and have strong values
Replies: 5
Views: 4203

kids who can't get jobs know a lot and have strong values

<t>There is a sort of funny story on marketwatch.com. I will just quote the whole thing, though I promise you, there are some good ads and content over there where it came from.QuoteInternational Monetary Fund director Christine Lagarde withdrew Monday from a commencement address at Smith College af...
by farmer
May 12th, 2014, 10:28 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: funny racism news
Replies: 113
Views: 11174

funny racism news

<t>The NFL has a big problem with this gay player kissing his boyfriend with cake and icing on his face. It would be bad enough if Tom Brady were kissing Gisele Bundchen with cake on his face. It might make me puke, but at least the chicks dig it. But when a seventh-tier player who cannot even jump ...
by farmer
May 12th, 2014, 10:19 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Nigeria
Replies: 159
Views: 154937

Nigeria

<t>The headline says "A Boko Haram video emerged today purportedly showing some of the kidnapped Nigerian girls and the terror group's leader declaring they have converted to Islam." But to me, it looks like it is the schoolgirls who have converted the group's leader to dressing like a sissy pretty ...
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