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8:11 AM
> the collected data strongly indicate the good controllability of the parameter
What I mean to say is that some tests have been run, and the data indicate the during the manufacture, this parameter will be easy to control so that it does not deviate from the specified range. I wonder if "controllability" is the good word.
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6:06 PM
@Robusto is "Van Dyke Parks" a name that rings any bells for you?
I'm watching an interview with him, and I don't know who the fuck he is, and I don't know any of the people he talks about or mentions, and the interview is like 2 hours long, and for the most part it's just an old man rambling on with no script or direction.
But every 40 seconds like, he will say something so special he will keep me hooked. Find some simile. Tell some anecdote. Reliably like he's on a click track or something. Every time I'm like okay maybe right here I can skip five minutes, every single time he's like nah dude, fuck you, you're watching the entire thing.
And the reason I'm pinging you is because I have that weird feeling that you will know his name, and the name of every single person he mentions, and you will have met like half of them in person. I dunno. I'm exaggerating, but you get the point.
6:32 PM
M𝒐𝒔𝒕 (𝒊𝒇 𝒏𝒐𝒕 𝒂𝒍𝒍) 𝒐𝒇 𝑼𝑷 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑩𝒊𝒉𝒂𝒓 "𝒘𝒂𝒏𝒕 𝒕𝒐" or "𝒘𝒂𝒏𝒕s 𝒕𝒐" 𝒈𝒆𝒕 𝒊𝒏𝒕𝒐 𝑪𝒊𝒗𝒊𝒍 𝑺𝒆𝒓𝒗𝒊𝒄𝒆𝒔/𝑷𝒐𝒍𝒊𝒕𝒊𝒄𝒔
3 hours later…
9:07 PM
@RegDwigнt Rings some bells. He was a '60s floater, in and out of pop circles and sometimes his elliptical orbit would take him far into counterculture. I think he did some stuff with Zappa. I know he was somehow involved with The Beach Boys. He occupies the same mental space for me as someone like Mason Williams. Talented, but rather uncategorizable.
What's the interview? On YouTube?
9:29 PM
@SamuraiJack Wow what's with the font?
@Mitch No, I think I meant that as opposed to other popular options like Word you can't easily make text horrifying to look at. The default is giving text some space.
A human thing to do
10:18 PM
Q: Combinining all language related sites into one

SuragchThere are a quite a few language learning related sites on the Stack Exchange network. I may have missed a few, but here they are: https://english.stackexchange.com/ https://ell.stackexchange.com/ https://spanish.stackexchange.com/ https://german.stackexchange.com/ https://french.stackexchange....

10:55 PM
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ Oh. I guess I'm not a good judge. I have more experience reading and writing LaTeX than Word documents but I never really noticed why I might find a Word document less pleasant to read (it really is the case the MS products always tend to choose the worst defaults).
Also, are you a fluffy white ball of puffed corn syrup now?
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ Eh, I'm tempted to write an answer but the proposal is at -7 and status declined, so it'd probably be a waste of time and effort to explain why the status quo is better in detail.
My answer-in-a-comment is the answer.
11:10 PM
@Robusto yes Beach Boys and Randy Newman. And U2 and Ringo Starr. Sang Pierrot Lunaire as a nine-year-old. Bowed to the audience together with Toscanini at the Metropolitan Opera. Played in a sitcom as a kid. Discussed the advent of talkies with Dorothy Gish.
Eclectic is a word that comes to my mind.
Video's here.
A good interviewer, too. Asks good questions and then shuts up to listen.
You may know that channel I guess. He has quite a bit of very good analysis. On Hindemith, come to think of it. Or on Pierrot Lunaire, for that matter.
Generally speaking, my opinion is that having separate websites is more useful for the purposes of the reputation and voting systems, since there is a much specialized expertise in studying each one. Now I mean no disrespect to the polyglots in the room, but I think even they'd agree that the specialized studies of somebody like Prof. Lawler are of eminent value to our specific subject matter, in such a way that would be misrepresented if say Latin or Portugese were factored into the equation.
@Mitch I could've told you as much before, and I never even read War and Peace. Did watch all the episodes of Friends. And The Nanny, and Will & Grace, and Married with Children. But really, watching all the episodes of Friends is enough.
Still IDK WTF "IPS from HNQ" means, but that's supplementary reading in my book. And it's not even a book. And it's not even mine. And I'm not reading it.
Who is Twitter? I don't even know who is phone.
@Tonepoet ни слова не понял.
Q: Gay is to sexuality as transgender is to ...?

Steve BennettOr perhaps better put: "Invisible is to visibility as transgender is to ... ?" The word "sexuality" covers people's sexual orientations: who they are attracted to. But what word covers whether they are transgender or cisgender? "Gender identity" is too broad in that it also includes gender its...

Mar 9 '11 at 3:45, by Kosmonaut
I read through this question a few times and now I feel like I don't understand English anymore.
11:27 PM
@RegDwigнt Clever...
@RegDwigнt Nie mój cyrk, nie moje małpy

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