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troyunrau Troy @lemmy.ca

Centrist, progressive, radical optimist. Geophysicist, R&D, Planetary Scientist and general nerd in Winnipeg, Canada.

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ID help - Red Pored Bolete Found in West KY
  • Try also [email protected] (I hope I got that correct)

  • Linux: winning... at what cost?
  • And has broken those systems in the past. But diversity in implementations across Linux systems likely means it doesn't break all systems simultaneously.

  • Britain Unveils New Stealth Fighter Design at Farnsborough International Airshow
  • "BAE Systems (UK), Leonardo (Italy), and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (Japan), with additional contributions from companies like Avio Aero, ELT Group, IHI, MBDA, Mitsubishi Electric, and Rolls-Royce."

    Note, concept and design stage, and hasn't been funded to be built yet, afaik.

  • Touching tips
  • All that weight on their teeth? Ew... My jaw hurts just looking at it.

  • I overtake now, good luck everybody else!
  • Wow. Lane splitting with a car. It's ballsy enough on a motorcycle.

  • This should just be put on signs around town!
  • This is very cool -- without the evil scientist element :)

  • Japan warns of attacks linked to North Korean Kimsuky hackers
  • I have a hard time believing that NK has allowed any of their technical people that kind of unfettered network access. Wouldn't they be afraid they would listen to Kpop or something instead of being an elite hax0r army?

  • Roman latrine ruins in Ostia, Italy
  • Yes but what have the Romans ever done for us?

  • The problematic chemicals fueling America's electric vehicle revolution
  • That makes sense. Both water and old people are chemicals.

  • Sounds legit, sovcit.
  • Ghost of Mitch, how are ya?

  • This should just be put on signs around town!
  • Haha, yes. Chicken nobblies

  • 2meirl4meirl
  • Please describe

  • Night owls’ cognitive function ‘superior’ to early risers, study suggests
  • What is the name of the cognitive bias where, upon seeing a headline like this, you get an ego related endorphin rush that tells your brain "see, this is proof that I'm better than..."

    It's like when people post studies about book readers being smarter in forums about books.

    Anyway, I'm still awake.

  • Qt Tools for Android Studio 2.0 Released
  • Can you do traditional(ish) WIMP uis with standard widgets?

  • This should just be put on signs around town!
  • So. If I'm every in a position where I can be an unethically constrained mad scientist type who really wants to make a difference...

    I would engineer a virus, maybe delivered by mosquitoes, that inserts the ability to produce the enzyme cellulase into the human gut. This would allow us to eat grass in a pinch, likely solving world hunger. Of course, it would suck to eat grass, so most people wouldn't -- just like most avoid eating dandelions today. But it would be a cool fallback position in a global crisis.

  • Give me those tools. 🔧🛠🔨🪛
  • It sounds like you enjoyed it, and it tickled the right parts of your brain for a while. I hope I can find someone like you when the time comes :)

  • Stainless Steel Spikes (electrodes)

    Hey folks, pardon the rookie question. We need to build a few hundred of these per year, so I thought I'd tool up, and wanted to figure out how to do this "cheaply".

    Parameters. Stainless steel rods, with one end sharpened to a point, and the other end deburred. Typically 30cm long with no real tolerance issues, and no real parameters on the point other than "if you hit it with a hammer, you should be able to drive them into the earth." Typically made of 3/8" or 1/2" stainless.

    My main problem is: stainless is fucking hard and destroys my bench grinder when grinding tips onto it. Is there a better grinder I could be using? Or perhaps I should be cutting these on a small lathe?

    Also, when I buy stainless stock, I usually have the metal wholesaler cut them to length for us, but they charge quite a bit. The stainless destroys my bandsaw blades, so perhaps there is a better option? Is there a mitre saw blade that is rated for stainless? Or should I also be using a parting tool on a lathe here?

    Thoughts are appreciated. Such a simple thing, but stainless so...

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    Virani defends Online Harms Bill after Margaret Atwood warns of 'thoughtcrime' risk | CBC

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    The Visual Effects of Godzilla Minus One

    Just won the Oscar for best visual

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    FediLore + Fedidrama @lemmy.ca Troy @lemmy.ca

    Got my first lemmy.ml ban

    I'm kind of okay with this. It was a reasonable take -- not a hot take or an incendiary comment or something. Mods using their power to shut down discussion -- expected on that instance I guess ;)

    !

    This is my first time getting any sort of ban on any lemmy instance. Now I just need to get banned on a right-wing server for some other centrist take, to keep balance in the universe ;)

    How many of you have experienced this on lemmy.ml?

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    Lonely walk

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    Isao Tomita -- Gustov Holst's The Planets -- Mars

    music.youtube.com 土星 - YouTube Music

    Provided to YouTube by Nippon Columbia Co., Ltd. 土星 · 冨田勲 · Gustav Holst 惑星(プラネッツ) ULTIMATE EDITION ℗ Nippon Columbia Co., Ltd. Released on: 2011-06-01 ...

    土星 - YouTube Music

    One of the weirdest and most amazing things you'll ever hear -- a synth arrangement of classical music, write weird and wonderful.

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    Hasbro Earnings News (D&D profits)

    Hasbro Loses $1.06 Billion in Q4

    Hasbro lost a billion dollars this year, but D&D made a tonne of profit. And they laid off 1100 people. What I can't understand is how they're business model works. And how laying off 1100 people will allegedly save $400 million dollar (someone check my math, but does each employee cost 350k+ each?)

    Anyway

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    Imagine a furnace that heats the whole neighbourhood, not just your home | CBC

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    Existence (album) - Aleks Michalski

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ca/post/15350382

    > Creative commons, very smooth space ambient album. > > I was wrong yesterday when I said Stellardrone was the only CC licensed Space Music in my collection. This is also pretty good stuff. :)

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    Existence (album) - Aleks Michalski

    Creative commons, very smooth space ambient album.

    I was wrong yesterday when I said Stellardrone was the only CC licensed Space Music in my collection. This is also pretty good stuff. :)

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    Light Years (album), by Stellardrone

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ca/post/15278649

    > Pay what you want, creative commons licensed. Use for your open source space game ;) > > YouTube version: https://youtu.be/NDJn0SQehb4

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    Light Years (album), by Stellardrone

    Pay what you want, creative commons licensed. Use for your open source space game ;)

    YouTube version: https://youtu.be/NDJn0SQehb4

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    Throwback screenshot, ksirc and #kde channel, pre-2.0. Screenshot was taken to test screenshot. Shows new marble theme during development.

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    Productivity (Album) by Azuruk

    Bit of a stretch to call this space music. Glitch(dub)step with great future sounds. Best with decent bass.

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    DAE remember a gas station at Main and Broadway? I feel like I've gone crazy

    Was downtown. Windshield fluid was running low, and I thought to myself: "self, just stop at the corner of Broadway and Main and grab some." Then I realized it's been like decades since the gas station was there. Then I questioned if it ever existed...

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    Winnipeg Blue Bombers re-sign CFL all-star RB Brady Oliveira | 3DownNation

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    Exclusive: Ukrainian general wants Canada’s 83,000 decommissioned rockets | Globalnews.ca

    globalnews.ca Exclusive: Ukrainian general wants Canada’s 83,000 decommissioned rockets | Globalnews.ca

    Ukraine is asking the Canadian government for 83,000 mothballed CRV7 attack rockets to meet urgent military needs. Ottawa is concerned the rockets may be unsafe to ship.

    Exclusive: Ukrainian general wants Canada’s 83,000 decommissioned rockets  | Globalnews.ca
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    Resource: City of Winnipeg public map data

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    Tropics are sizzling this winter.

    Source: https://climatereanalyzer.org/clim/t2_daily/?dm_id=tropics

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