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#8502 Mar 11 2016 at 4:49 PM Rating: Excellent
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They're really cheap, and I need some kind of sugary kick to function in the morning.
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#8503 Mar 14 2016 at 7:58 AM Rating: Excellent
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Just take a cup of sugar and put a teaspoon of coffee in it, then add milk to taste.

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#8504 Mar 14 2016 at 10:08 AM Rating: Excellent
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Sir Xsarus wrote:
I don't know why anyone would eat them ever.
Easily digestible source of calories and carbs is good right before/during distance running.
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#8505 Mar 14 2016 at 11:13 AM Rating: Excellent
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cynyck wrote:
Just take a cup of sugar and put a teaspoon of coffee in it, then add milk to taste.
Am one of those black coffee weirdos unfortunately. Sweet stuff is just on the side. Don't know why it works well that way, but it has it's own kind of awesome contrast thing going on.

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I don't know why anyone would eat them ever.
Easily digestible source of calories and carbs is good right before/during distance running.
Hopefully they're also good right before sitting at the computer and staring off into space for 2 hours.
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#8506 Mar 14 2016 at 3:26 PM Rating: Decent
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Pop tarts are horrifyingly nasty. I don't know why anyone would eat them ever.

I can't argue with that, I eat tons of stuff that aren't so great. I've eaten so many cheap cups of ramen that I'm perpetually conscious of all the salt I'm taking in.
Salt is coming out of my pores and tears... oh wait, it's supposed to do that.
#8507 Mar 15 2016 at 9:47 AM Rating: Good
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Hopefully they're also good right before sitting at the computer and staring off into space for 2 hours.
Carbs and calories not so great when just sitting around, even though they're tasty. Smiley: frown
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#8508 Mar 17 2016 at 11:26 AM Rating: Excellent
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So anyway when the wife wakes you up and asks if you can clean up the bathroom at 4am it's never a good thing. Yay for people having stomach bugs. Smiley: frown
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#8509 Mar 17 2016 at 12:08 PM Rating: Excellent
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Also, people are drilling into the wall outside my office. Like literally right on the other side of the wall. It's loud and making me want to hurt something cute. Smiley: mad

Yes BDT is temporarily doubling as my own personal twitter. Did you really have to ask?

Edited, Mar 17th 2016 11:08am by someproteinguy
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#8510 Mar 17 2016 at 12:09 PM Rating: Excellent
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Use the lab rats. That's what they're there for.
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#8511 Mar 17 2016 at 12:31 PM Rating: Excellent
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All our rats have already been processed into protein samples. Suppose it's time to set a few traps and restock.
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#8512 Mar 17 2016 at 12:35 PM Rating: Good
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you eat the rats?
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#8513 Mar 17 2016 at 12:35 PM Rating: Good
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someproteinguy wrote:
All our rats have already been processed into protein samples.
That solves your poptart problem, but not really good to use as insulation for the sound.
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#8514 Mar 17 2016 at 12:46 PM Rating: Excellent
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you eat the rats?
Naw we just goo them up into protein mixtures. Then we apply a high voltage and shoot the goo into a magnetic field where different parts of it are temporarily trapped in different orbits until they're eventually smashed into something. Then we try to learn stuff from the resulting gooey explosion and do it again.

Because science. Smiley: nod

Edited, Mar 17th 2016 12:01pm by someproteinguy
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#8515 Mar 17 2016 at 12:47 PM Rating: Excellent
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All our rats have already been processed into protein samples.
That solves your poptart problem, but not really good to use as insulation for the sound.
Maybe if I offered the drilling people some poptarts? Or rats? Maybe both would be better.
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#8517 Mar 17 2016 at 1:04 PM Rating: Good
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Can't be worse than watermelon flavor.
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#8518 Mar 17 2016 at 1:30 PM Rating: Excellent
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That's an excellent point. Besides nothing says "please stop drilling on my office wall" quite like a mostly dead rat stapled to a burnt toaster pastry. Well hopefully at least...

If not, then possibly another reason to keep people locked up in those ivory towers.

Edited, Mar 17th 2016 12:31pm by someproteinguy
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#8519 Mar 17 2016 at 4:52 PM Rating: Good
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watermelon flavored rate paste ?
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#8520 Mar 18 2016 at 8:17 AM Rating: Good
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Wrap it in dough and call it a hot pocket. Smiley: thumbsup
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#8521 Mar 21 2016 at 8:46 AM Rating: Decent
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someproteinguy wrote:
Horsemouth wrote:
you eat the rats?
Naw we just goo them up into protein mixtures. Then we apply a high voltage and shoot the goo into a magnetic field where different parts of it are temporarily trapped in different orbits until they're eventually smashed into something. Then we try to learn stuff from the resulting gooey explosion and do it again.

Because science. Smiley: nod

Edited, Mar 17th 2016 12:01pm by someproteinguy


Do you work for Aperture Laboratories or something? haha
Also Watermelon is delicious, watermelon pop tarts... ehhh... that might be too much.
#8522 Mar 22 2016 at 9:28 AM Rating: Excellent
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Because Marvel + Disney + Japan leads to an inevitable outcome.
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#8523 Mar 22 2016 at 12:52 PM Rating: Excellent
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Also just because nothing is ever big enough, Eve is soon letting you dock your 15km long spaceship in a player-made death-star sized space stations.
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#8524 Mar 22 2016 at 12:56 PM Rating: Good
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First, I want that Spider-Tsuman. Second, if I created a Death Star I would drive it into a planet.
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#8525 Mar 22 2016 at 1:08 PM Rating: Excellent
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Well Spider-tsuman is only like $5, assuming you can get in and out without the little one picking up $200 worth of random Frozen mechanize. Much cheaper than a Roomba either way.

Unfortunately they don't let you move the space stations. Smiley: frown

On the plus side though they equipped them with weapons that knock the giant spaceships around like bowling pins; so there's still plenty of potential amusement to be had.

Edited, Mar 22nd 2016 12:09pm by someproteinguy
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#8526 Mar 23 2016 at 10:45 AM Rating: Good
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Mine has gotten better at not throwing temper tantrums for not getting what she wants. Of course, that's because she's learned how to be manipulatively passive aggressive to get what she wants, which works for her. Not so much for my wallet, though.
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#8527 Mar 23 2016 at 12:32 PM Rating: Excellent
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I think it’s the duty of the child to find out where the line is drawn and cross it deliberately.
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#8528 Mar 24 2016 at 11:51 AM Rating: Good
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Smiley: dubiousSmiley: bah
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#8529 Mar 24 2016 at 1:10 PM Rating: Excellent
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Smiley: lol

Also the people who publish open-source research software must get some sadistic joy out of knowing anyone who wants to replicate their work is going to have to download 20 different random programs that are all required to make their software run, and somehow try to get them all to work together. Smiley: bah
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#8530 Mar 29 2016 at 9:40 AM Rating: Decent
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someproteinguy wrote:
Smiley: lol

Also the people who publish open-source research software must get some sadistic joy out of knowing anyone who wants to replicate their work is going to have to download 20 different random programs that are all required to make their software run, and somehow try to get them all to work together. Smiley: bah


Well now you have me curious what type Open-Source software you downloaded? I've used a lot of Open-source software programs, because I can't afford Adobe and Autodesk's stranglehold they have. haha
#8531 Mar 29 2016 at 10:00 AM Rating: Excellent
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Well it's this stuff: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.jproteome.6b00028

Basically it's quality control software for a mass spectrometer. It runs in python, and has about 15 or so different packages you need to make it work. I had about 3 of those installed. My installation was getting pretty out of date anyway so I downloaded Canopy which gave me the majority of the packages. At that point I spent the hour or so downloading the remaining packages until I could run the main program on the test data they provided.

Once that was done it was a matter of seeing what it would take to get our data into a format the program could read to see if it would work for us. It turns out the imput it takes is generated by another open-source software package written in R. I spent some time downloading and looking into the program to see if we could get it to run here.

About this point I just gave up though. Problem was even if I got it to work the people that operate the instrument are biologists. Getting them to run an R package to generate something they would use a python package on without any sort of user-friendly GUI wasn't happening. I have no urge to write a GUI for someone else's software, so it all died out about then. On the plus side though I have some cool new tools on my desktop. Smiley: grin
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#8532 Mar 29 2016 at 10:00 AM Rating: Excellent
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Also, apparently Eve had another "biggest battle in online history" last night. 4,300+ nerds in a single system taxing the new hardware they just installed. People are going nuts in there at the moment. Smiley: lol
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#8533 Mar 29 2016 at 10:24 AM Rating: Good
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At least they're having stress tests. Better than when a game goes live and spends the next few days dealing with constant crashes.
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#8534 Mar 29 2016 at 10:58 AM Rating: Excellent
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No worries they still have those too. Smiley: wink

Though from what I've picked up on you can have more people fighting before it slows to the soul-crushing 10% speed. These big fights still seem to be enough to grind the game to a halt, which is fascinating (well, to me at least) because of the very low quantity of data that the game uses.

Pretty pictures and German words.

Video

Edited, Mar 29th 2016 12:34pm by someproteinguy
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#8535 Mar 31 2016 at 11:01 AM Rating: Decent
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Well it's this stuff: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.jproteome.6b00028

Basically it's quality control software for a mass spectrometer. It runs in python, and has about 15 or so different packages you need to make it work. I had about 3 of those installed. My installation was getting pretty out of date anyway so I downloaded Canopy which gave me the majority of the packages. At that point I spent the hour or so downloading the remaining packages until I could run the main program on the test data they provided.

Once that was done it was a matter of seeing what it would take to get our data into a format the program could read to see if it would work for us. It turns out the imput it takes is generated by another open-source software package written in R. I spent some time downloading and looking into the program to see if we could get it to run here.

About this point I just gave up though. Problem was even if I got it to work the people that operate the instrument are biologists. Getting them to run an R package to generate something they would use a python package on without any sort of user-friendly GUI wasn't happening. I have no urge to write a GUI for someone else's software, so it all died out about then. On the plus side though I have some cool new tools on my desktop. Smiley: grin

I'm proud to say I followed most of what you said, I don't have a job in IT, but I do have friends that do, I also dabble in it, I kinda feel like everyone needs to learn IT skills if they hope to protect their computers. I'll definitely be doing some extra reading though, thanks for the link! I was looking for a new thing to learn about today.
#8536 Mar 31 2016 at 11:03 AM Rating: Decent
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Also, apparently Eve had another "biggest battle in online history" last night. 4,300+ nerds in a single system taxing the new hardware they just installed. People are going nuts in there at the moment. Smiley: lol


Eve is insane, I swear people could write movies based on the stuff going on in there. Have there been fan movies or book written yet? haha
#8537 Mar 31 2016 at 3:50 PM Rating: Good
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God, that Supergirl series is super cringy. They say it gets drastically better (as in: someone must have fired the writer) after the first 5-6 episodes, but ****, I'm not sure I'll make it. So far it's been a cardboard copy of all the other "coming of age" superhero series that probably started with Smallville, most notably Arrow and The Flash (created by the same guys).

You've got the mysterious boss who seems to have his own sinister reasons for helping out the hero. You've got the hot sidekick and the funny sidekick who know the hero's secret and help out with logistics and communications. There's a love triangle between the girl, the nerdy soul mate, and the mature hot guy. The villain is of course someone from the hero's past. Bunch of 30-year-old supermodels posing as 20-year-old social outcasts.

Also, this is now James "Jimmy" Olsen. I'm all for diversity on TV, but they turned a ginger nerd into a black jock. That grinds my gears. And he can't act to save his life, so it all smells like affirmative action.

I guess I'll give it a few more chances. I'll admit, I'm interested in seeing how they supposedly dig this one out of the grave mid-season. Also, Melissa Benoist wears either skintight jeans or skirts in every episode. It... intrigues me.
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#8538 Apr 01 2016 at 9:51 AM Rating: Good
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They say it gets drastically better
It gets less cringy, though I'm not sure if that's because it actually gets less cringy or because you build a tolerance. Not particularly better, and it doesn't really stop being preachy either. There's a Flash / Supergirl crossover, and it's kind of cute. Maximum Awkward Geekiness between Barry and Kara. Really, the only thing I enjoy about Supergirl are the little Easter Eggs it offers to geeks, like the whole Red Kryptonite episode is full of 'em.

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#8539 Apr 04 2016 at 11:39 AM Rating: Excellent
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Also, apparently Eve had another "biggest battle in online history" last night. 4,300+ nerds in a single system taxing the new hardware they just installed. People are going nuts in there at the moment. Smiley: lol


Eve is insane, I swear people could write movies based on the stuff going on in there. Have there been fan movies or book written yet? haha
Smiley: nod

Here's the video advertisement for the recent Eve history book that just got released:

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#8540 Apr 04 2016 at 11:46 AM Rating: Excellent
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We're still special!

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#8541 Apr 04 2016 at 1:48 PM Rating: Good
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Yeah but who has ever heard of a Charlie in the Box?

I mean, besides my weird uncle who was in Vietnam.
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#8542 Apr 04 2016 at 2:24 PM Rating: Decent
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Eve is insane, I swear people could write movies based on the stuff going on in there. Have there been fan movies or book written yet? haha
Smiley: nod

Here's the video advertisement for the recent Eve history book that just got released:]

I was just coming back here to say "Remember when I said "Is there a history book yet?"
I stumbled across that same video on PC Gamer! It's really dramatic. :D

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#8543 Apr 05 2016 at 10:49 AM Rating: Excellent
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CCP is riding a good wave right now. This big war slowly heating up over the last month or so (the fact that the catalyst for it was in-game theft just makes it all the more interesting), the book coming out, citadel expansion here shortly, their new VR game, will have more of an audience for their "fanfest" thing which is soon too.

Sure there's a money fight or two going on right now.
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#8544 Apr 05 2016 at 11:14 AM Rating: Excellent
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Also, in the proud tradition as the BDT doubling as my own personal twitter, I taught the oldest to play Monopoly last night. Went over the basic rules, and then mostly kicked back and watched her kick my ****. Went in thinking I would need to hold her hand through the whole thing, and was reduced in the end to reminding her she could buy more houses if she wanted to. Smiley: lol
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#8545 Apr 05 2016 at 11:35 AM Rating: Good
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I taught the oldest to play Monopoly last night.
What'd she do to deserve that level of punishment? Smiley: eek
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#8546 Apr 05 2016 at 11:47 AM Rating: Excellent
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It was her idea. Smiley: lol

It was my night to watch them while the Mrs. worked. The requests to play started early and did not relent until I finally got the 40 year old box out of the closet and gave it a go. There's already been requests to play again... Smiley: rolleyes
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#8547 Apr 06 2016 at 9:21 AM Rating: Good
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I'd say you kid is weird if I didn't know that kids are all weird. Mine has gone from having a cat-like hatred of baths to making it impossible to remove her from the tub.
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#8548 Apr 06 2016 at 11:05 AM Rating: Excellent
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Yeah, she's just weird, won't ask just going along with it.

Baths are awesome though, once they get to that age they can hold their head up. They're in an enclosed space, they want to stay there because it's cold outside the bath, the sound is muffled, they have toys to play with. Bath time makes for a happy dad.
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#8549 Apr 06 2016 at 11:21 AM Rating: Good
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Yeah, no. The last time bathtime was quiet we almost lost the toilet.
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#8550 Apr 06 2016 at 12:13 PM Rating: Excellent
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Smiley: eek

Not sure if I should ask for an explanation, or just quietly nod and walk away... Smiley: lol
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#8551 Apr 06 2016 at 12:33 PM Rating: Good
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Someone who totally wasn't me nuh uh no way thought it was a good idea to tell her that her cloth dolls couldn't take baths with her because the bathtub was for big people and she deduced that since the toilet was smaller than the tub and similarly had water in it that spun and disappeared ...
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