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1:00 AM
@alphabet ...
My daughter made me watch the most recent season of that show.
1:18 AM
@XanderHenderson Yes.
1:33 AM
@alphabet No. The comment is from Sarah Palin's 2008 VP run. That predates your video by a decade...
@XanderHenderson The video I linked is Sarah Palin's appearance on The Masked Singer.
Oh, FFS...
Hence my saying "it's from that lady on The Masked Singer" is absolutely correct.
Yeah, but I think that it answers my question in the negative, Zoomer. :P
@XanderHenderson I am in fact old enough to remember her "refudiate" comment in the VP race; I was just referring to her as "that lady on The Masked Singer" as a joke.
1:41 AM
Have you not yet noticed how many of my comments are jokes?
I am over a quarter-century old. Pretty impressive for a raccoon.
A quarter of a century sounds pretty Zoomer to me...
I was born in '96; some sources say Gen Z started with people born in 1997, but others use 1995 as a cutoff.
So my Zoomer status is questionable.
Young millennial, old Zoomer. Vsyo ravno.
1:48 AM
@alphabet sort of like on the cusp of Taurus and Aries
My opinion of Zoomers depends greatly on whether I am considered one of them.
@XanderHenderson I don't remember 'refudiate'.
May 5 at 20:14, by alphabet
@Cerberus Kids these days!
I remember 'verbage'
@Mitch I remember when Obama was elected and we ended racism. That worked, right? We solved it?
1:52 AM
I remember when Obama was a community organizer.
Nov 4, 2023 at 2:39, by alphabet
A few decades from now, we'll wistfully remember the days when any kids were allowed to leave their houses off-leash.
Was it in fact organized?
I'll leave that to history.
Was he actually known for...anything, on a national level, before he ran for President?
@Mitch I remember the Challenge disaster.
@alphabet yes
1:53 AM
@alphabet Some.
@XanderHenderson I remember where I was when ...
No I guess not
@Mitch That I am too young to remember.
He was a vocal senator. Not quite to the level of AOC, but enough to garner national attention.
@alphabet he was the junior senator from Illinois. So only a senator for a couple years
Had been a Harvard law prof before that or was he a judge? Not sure.
And on 9/11 2001, I was working for the Forest Service, and out of touch with civilization. I didn't learn about that until several days later.
1:56 AM
@Mitch Yeah, but who's the current junior senator from Illinois? I certainly don't know.
Don't ask Google for that. It'll tell you he used to be a slaughter house worker, specializing in glue extraction.
@alphabet same
@Mitch For making pizza?
@XanderHenderson that's it! That's what I didn't remember. Obama was a pizza judge.
@alphabet isn't it Tammy Duckworth?
(which I only know because her have is funny.)
@XanderHenderson and Dick Durbin in is the senior senator?
1:58 AM
@XanderHenderson That name sounds familiar. She was the first lesbian...something or other, I forget.
First multiplegic?
@Mitch Durbin sounds right.
Oh wait no, that was somebody else.
But yes, I looked it up and she's the junior senator there.
I can't be sure.because they chang. And my memory may be stuck from a few years ago
Also has a husband so I was definitely confusing her with someone else.
2:00 AM
She probably literally crawled through broken glass to save people.
@alphabet it's been known to happen
Not the confusion
@Mitch yeah. She lost her legs in Afghanistan or Iraq. And has spoken brilliantly about abortion (among inner issues).
Being a lesbian and being married to a dude
Anyway every generation sucks.
Even if they're so fluid it is meaningless
@Mitch yeah, but Gen Alpha most of all, followed by the Zoomers, then millennials, then Boomers. And no one remembers my generation.
The silent generation? Speak up! We can't hear you!
@XanderHenderson the forgotten generation. I forget who they are
I mean really what did they do?
@Mitch no, those guys are all dead.
2:05 AM
@XanderHenderson there's a couple hanging on
@Mitch We did have the best music.
@XanderHenderson had or made?
@Mitch A little of both.
But mostly had.
The music which defines a generation is often made by people who are a bit older.
The only good music made after 1980 isn't very good.
2:07 AM
Except Run DMC
Every thing after is just a foot note
LL Cool J was a poser
@XanderHenderson No, One Direction wasn't even born yet.
Master Gangster Disciples just Vice Lords wannabes
OK Debbie Gibson was pretty good
Beastie Boys? Nirvana? The Offspring?
They're ok
I guess
Though Run DMC is good...
@alphabet Oh, sweet summer child!
2:10 AM
To be serious, I just don't get what people think is so great about Taylor Swift
@Mitch Oh, I think I get it
But it might also be Stolkholm syndrome.
My daughter REALLY likes her.
And Ariana Grande, who I don't get.
@XanderHenderson the lyrics? Not even trying to be poetic.
And Doja Cat. Who I don't like.
@Mitch I don't generally pay attention to the lyrics of much of anything.
@XanderHenderson in person she's just a regular person.
@XanderHenderson You seem like you've never known you're beautiful.
2:13 AM
@XanderHenderson I couldn't repeat them to you.
An artist I really like, Austra, had pretty much come out and said that her lyrics are nonsense.
I'm always surprised when I look up the lyrics.
I dunno, I pay a fair amount of attention to lyrics and tend to keep track of songs with unusually good/clever ones.
@alphabet I hear the song and can tell it's English but I just can't make out the words
Its like they're intentionally mumbling or slurring through or putting stress in all the wrong places
You know how everybody thought the song Louie Louie was dirty but no one could tell because the singer didn't enunciate well enough?
That's the way it is for all songs for me.
Most songs
Not Abba.
I know what I'm getting with them
@Mitch Indeed. Except for Deltron 3030.
But that is meant to understood.
2:18 AM
Like the song Fernando.
It's about love during the Spanish Civil War
I assume Spanish Civil War
I mean... The guy's name is Fernando
Unless that's an Italian name?
And I used to know the lyrics to the Alexandr Nevsky cantata, since I translated it as an assignment in a class, once.
Or it was super historical and about the Mexican War of Independence?
Early 20th center Soviet music is insane.
@XanderHenderson Nievsky Schmevsky. I used to know the second stanza to Baa Baa Black Sheep.
@Mitch I often dislike songs where I can't hear the lyrics, or when the lyrics are just objectively dumb and terrible.
2:22 AM
@alphabet for me that is lyrics
@Mitch Ha ha.
Except the Pretenders. I can't understand the lyrics as sung, but then when I read them I have to get someone to put their hands over my eyes to prevent reading such stuff
Arizona Ballet is doing Swan Lake in the fall. It is a maudlin, romantic work, and i f'ck'ng love it.
Live orchestra and everything.
And I have poncy box seats.
Which didn't actually cost much more than other seats, but which are a lot easier for my brother to get to.
Personally I try to live my life by the guiding principles expressed in Ke$ha lyrics.
What is a Ke$ha?
(I didn't care enough to Google.)
2:37 AM
A true artist of the highest order. I hear she just goes by "Kesha" now.
Ke dollar sign ha.
Author of such classics as "TiK ToK" and "Die Young."
@alphabet parents notified
And "We R Who We R."
@alphabet so she's a Chinese spy?
2:42 AM
@alphabet you mean 'Die Junge' about young women in Germany
I'm told that is what TikTok is all about...
@XanderHenderson Her song came many, many years before the app.
She says it out loud in 'We R Who We R'
@alphabet Yeah, that tracks. Just means she's been spying for a long time.
Have you never heard this song?
@Mitch I recall that they had to pull "Die Young" from all radio stations a few months after its release because the Sandy Hook shooting made its lyrics seem inappropriate.
2:45 AM
@alphabet nope.
And I don't much like it... To much auto tune, and not in a T Pain kind of fun way.
3:03 AM
@alphabet they should ban Hamlet for the same reason.
That was awfully glib.
It's hard to make a joke about that.
They banned 'My Generation' (by The Who) not for saying 'I hope I does before I get old' but because of the 'stuttering' g- g- g- generation
That was before your generation
9 hours later…
12:07 PM
> "School is your new home"
12:53 PM
> I'm talking about the amount of time between you performing an action and it being shown on screen. There's generally a delay since your computer first has to render a picture and then it has to be shown on monitor. Thing is, these two things don't necessarily produce a new frame at the same time.
> A basic monitor will refresh every 60th of a second but it can only display the latest picture your PC has rendered, which could have been at any time within the LAST 60th of a second. This variance can result in jerky animation or delayed mouse movement.
I'm trying to understand this (heard in a YouTube video). I don't understand why he said "last 60th of a second". I guess it could have been "every 60th of a second".
1:49 PM
dragoncillo = estragón = tarragona
== Artemisia dracunculus
#WhenTaken #89 (26.05.2024)

I scored 916/1000 🎉

1️⃣ 📍 372 km - 🗓️ 5 yrs - ⚡ 183 / 200
2️⃣ 📍 3 km - 🗓️ 4 yrs - ⚡ 196 / 200
3️⃣ 📍 10 km - 🗓️ 15 yrs - ⚡ 170 / 200
4️⃣ 📍 3 km - 🗓️ 4 yrs - ⚡ 196 / 200
5️⃣ 📍 671 km - 🗓️ 7 yrs - ⚡ 171 / 200

The French version being sterile.
Or at least virginal.
Calling it a little dragon is too cute.
Artemisia dracunculus, de nombre común estragón,[1]​ dragoncillo[1]​ o tarragón, es una planta de la familia Asteraceae. Ampliamente extendida de forma silvestre por la mayor parte de Eurasia y Norteamérica, se cultiva para usos culinarios y medicinales.[2]​ == Descripción == Herbácea perenne rizomatosa que puede formar un subarbusto de entre 60 a 120 cm. Bastante ramificada con tallos algo leñosos y glabros, de color verde a amorronados o rojizos. Hojas verde brillante lanceoladas u oblongas, de márgenes enteros. La inflorescencia, terminal o lateral, es un capítulo de 2-4 mm de diámetro con más…
Today's was kind of easy:
#WhenTaken #89 (26.05.2024)

I scored 968/1000 🎉

1️⃣ 📍 366 km - 🗓️ 0 yrs - ⚡ 188 / 200
2️⃣ 📍 512.4 metres - 🗓️ 2 yrs - ⚡ 198 / 200
3️⃣ 📍 10 km - 🗓️ 0 yrs - ⚡ 200 / 200
4️⃣ 📍 5 km - 🗓️ 4 yrs - ⚡ 196 / 200
5️⃣ 📍 95 km - 🗓️ 7 yrs - ⚡ 186 / 200

> L'estragon fait partie des fines herbes. Il donne la saveur principale de la sauce béarnaise, de la sauce gribiche, de la sauce tartare ou de la sauce vénitienne. Les feuilles sont aussi utilisées pour l'élaboration d'une liqueur d'estragon, une spécialité provençale
@Robusto For (3), my first impression was probably similar to yours (based on the quality of the photo, I'm guessing), but the windbreaker is on the guy on the left felt like something more modern.
1:55 PM
Tartar sauce. I forgot it goes in tartar sauce.
And it seems like we had the same ideas for (4) and (5). :D
My failing is in overthinking. If I go with first impressions I usually do better.
@Robusto I have the opposite problem. My first impressions are often wrong, and I need to take more time to think about what is happening.
Maybe tomorrow, I'll just go with all of my first impressions, just to see what happens.
> 1538 Tragonia, an herbe nowe callid Taragon, late sene in this realme, whiche hath a tast like gynger.
Notice the English did not used to say the h- in herb!
Right or wrong, "spelling pronunciations" tend to dominate over time. So do a better job at spelling.
Offen and soffen.
@tchrist OR don't sweat it, and let language do what it's gonna do. :D
2:06 PM
2:36 PM
@Vikas No, "last 60th of a second" is correct and expresses what he means. "Every 60th of a second" wouldn't have made sense.
@alphabet Indeed. A parallel construction might be "A basic monitor will refresh every 60th of a second but it can only display the latest picture your PC has rendered, which could have been at any time within the MOST RECENT 60th of a second."
2:56 PM
@alphabet OK then I think I don't understand the technical meaning he wants to convey.
@Vikas What he means is: at the end of each 1/60-second period the monitor displays an image rendered at some point within that 1/60-second period.
And the mismatch between these two times is variable, so the GPU can render a movement that would be perfectly smooth if each frame was displayed at the exact moment it was generated, but the output on the monitor might not be perfectly smooth.
3:17 PM
@Vikas the latest picture would be displayed at the last 1/60th of a second. Meaning at a time between now and 1/60th of a second ago.
3:40 PM
@Vikas I guess your confusion relates to 'rendered'. Here that means the picture has been updated on memory which is an asynchronous operation (it can happen at any time) while displaying the picture on screen is a synchronous operation: it happens every fixed period of time.
#WhenTaken #89 (26.05.2024)

I scored 947/1000 🎉

1️⃣ 📍 373 km - 🗓️ 0 yrs - ⚡ 188 / 200
2️⃣ 📍 238.2 metres - 🗓️ 3 yrs - ⚡ 197 / 200
3️⃣ 📍 728.1 metres - 🗓️ 15 yrs - ⚡ 170 / 200
4️⃣ 📍 333.5 metres - 🗓️ 1 yrs - ⚡ 199 / 200
5️⃣ 📍 57 km - 🗓️ 4 yrs - ⚡ 193 / 200

3:51 PM
How might one tutor a sextuor into a septuor?
4:06 PM
Sextuors are banned in nations under theocratic rule
@alphabet It totally get this statement. See here you used word "each" which makes sense, because mismatch happens for every 1/60 second right? But he says "which could have been at any time within the last 60th of a second". It seems like he says there are 60 parts of a second. The mismatch happens for each 60 parts but the problem happens only at last mismatch. That's what I am getting but it doesn't seem to make sense.
@Vikas "Last" here means "preceding," not "final."
OK I will brainstorm it again. Maybe I will get it.
@alphabet this is the sort of obscure rant that will be used to justify many unrelated things. Very in-character I'd say
@M.A.R. First Things is a very odd publication and not a very influential one. Conservative, but more ultra-religious than Trumpian.
4:15 PM
It might as well be a collection of excerpts from my high school theology textbooks.
Too arrogant in their godliness to charm anyone
@Vikas The idea being conveyed is that the display updates every 60th of a second. When the display updates, it grabs a rendered image from the GPU. But the GPU might have rendered that image as much as 1/60th of a second before it is sent to the display. So the image actually displayed on the screen may be as much as 1/60th of a second old. (But it could be fresher...)
Unless it's mandatory, most people wouldn't use that garbadge as toilet paper.
The issue is that the GPU might not be synced up to the display, so the rendered images might be "just in time", or as much as 1/60th of a second old, which can lead to movement which does not feel very smooth.
@XanderHenderson the issue seems to be that Vikas is unfamiliar with this sense of 'last'
@M.A.R. Which is why I suggested "most recent".
2 hours ago, by Xander Henderson
@alphabet Indeed. A parallel construction might be "A basic monitor will refresh every 60th of a second but it can only display the latest picture your PC has rendered, which could have been at any time within the MOST RECENT 60th of a second."
4:20 PM
Maybe this turn of phrase doesn't make much sense in Hindi.
@M.A.R. One of their main contributors, Ross Douthat, is also a columnist for the Times. His opinions are sometimes interesting, except when he mentions LGBT people, when he's just obnoxious.
He also claims to suffer from Chronic Lyme Disease, which he claims to have treated using a machine that generates radio waves at magic resonance frequencies. So there's that.
4:36 PM
@M.A.R. I'm fairly certain, don't ask how I know, that wiping your ass with papers from a holy book is haram (at least by one person's opinion).
So now I don't know what to do
@Mitch As I recall, some Muslim authorities have evinced surprisingly strong opinions about proper ass-cleaning practices.
Islamic toilet etiquette is a set of personal hygiene rules in Islam that concerns going to the toilet. This code of Islamic hygienical jurisprudence is called Qaḍāʾ al-Ḥāǧa (Arabic: قضاء الحاجة). Personal hygiene is mentioned in a single verse of the Quran in the context of ritual purification from a minor source of impurity, known as the Wuḍūʾ verse; its interpretation is contentious between different legal schools and sects of Islam. Further requirements with regard to personal hygiene are derived from a Hadith, and these requirements also differ between sects. == Rules == A Muslim must first...
> After defecating, the anus must be washed with water using the left hand, or if water is unavailable, with an odd number of smooth stones or pebbles called jamrah or hijaarah (Sahih Al-Bukhari 161, Book 4, Hadith 27).
4:51 PM
@Mitch theology textbooks are opinion pieces. Very far from holy. Though some pages do contain verses from Quran
@alphabet proud of it too. They love claiming that Islam converted the filthy Arab tribes into the most hygienic people of the time
Which is kinda subjective? Who was busy measuring hygiene levels across peoples at the time?
I do know that I won't feel clean unless I use water
@M.A.R. Where does one purchase those halal butt pebbles?
5:24 PM
@alphabet Google maps doesn't give any thing for 'halal butt pebble stores near me'
I sense a market opportunity for silicone-molded prelubricated Islamic butt pebbles.
6:02 PM
> "Astronomer John Herschel called natural selection "the law of higgledy piggledy"
6:37 PM
@Mitch That's because they ain't halal but most gardens would have 'em.
When I lived at the Cité Universitaire in Paris, all the North African young ladies would carry a water bottle (previously with Fanta or somesuch in it) to the loo whenever they went there. Pretty cool coz the universities unlike many private homes did not have bidets, which in fact are the greatest thing since sliced bread. Of course, there are Japanese toilets but they are so pricey.
7:37 PM
Daily Octordle #853
Score: 68
My performance in Octo is so lackluster lately.
Daily Sequence Octordle #853
Score: 68
8:04 PM
Wordle 1,072 4/6

Daily Octordle #853
Score: 70
Wordle 1,072 5/6

Daily Sequence Octordle #853
Score: 71
2 hours later…
11:07 PM
youtube.com/watch?v=Tvhx-EkT5P8#t=3m17s whoami is the second of the who, what, where, when, why, how question offering perspective that we cover here (what exactly does he mean by "offering perspective"?)
11:21 PM
Who are you? Whoami is a Linus/Unix command.
11:42 PM
and the SASS version whodoyouthinkyouare
Or whothehelldoyouthinkyouare
Whatever you perspective, outlook on life, scope of thought.
Although whoami is a Linux command, “I am a Linux command” does not make sense. Explain why.
That might be a fun question for an AI bot.
Earth is a severe weather area.
venus is a severe weather area
mars is too
The moon is not a severe weather area, because it has no/minimal atmosphere
.: weather is a feature of atmosphere
11:57 PM
> Smile. Why the **ck should one be gloomy.
Guessing from context "Clean me" ?

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