Aliens of the Deep & Mission to Europa -
Aliens of the Deep & Mission to Europa
Is that Johnny Worthington?
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You have to ask him. :) - AJ Batac
O_O..... It's not... but can I sue them for likeness rights? - Johnny from iPhone
All Australians look alike. - tehKenny
Needs more beard - Johnny
@asenkut Congrats!
Fwd: Why is DNS so slow? "host" takes 100ms for me. (via
The best I've found so far is 50ms for "time host". Does everyone just run their primary dns servers at 100% CPU or something? - Sanjeev Singh
It has nothing to do with the endpoints - Google answers requests very quickly. One issue is that many caching nameservers do run at crazy high CPU because the ISP doesn't care if it's not an uptime issue. Also Internet UDP is truly unreliable (high drop rate) and retries are delayed by a long timeout. TCP requires connection setup. :-( - Daniel Dulitz from iPhone
I discovered some issues with my methodology. "host" by default does a bunch of other crap that requires talking to isp DNS servers susceptible to the issues Daniel is talking about. dig @nameserver domain is much better. I get 5ms for dig and 21ms for dig We're trying to figure out who provides the best dns servers :). - Private Sanjeev
dig even reports the query time for you. The difference between the recursive (and caching) bind instance in my house and going to google's name servers directly is approx 20msec. - Andy Bakun
i'm getting 175ms ping to and 243ms to (avgerages of four) - i have noticed the backwards bug motion for dns activity a lot tonight w/ friendfeed. i'm using opendns - Chris Heath
backwards bug motion in chrome that is - Chris Heath
From home, I'm getting 30ms ping times and 34ms DNS query times to, and 11ms DNS query times to for ( doesn't answer ICMP echo). Whoever has the best connectivity can win here. - Daniel Dulitz
Best? I have 0.130ms best, 0.191ms avg to - Andy Bakun
I take that back, I have 0.034ms best and 0.041 avg to - Andy Bakun
On, and by the way, the pings are COMING FROM INSIDE THE NETWORK... so I cheated. - Andy Bakun
Chris, what is "backwards bug motion"? - Private Sanjeev
In chrome, when a page is loading the tab has a 'bug' like other browsers do that moves to let you know that the page is processing. In chrome the bug just moves in a circle where the favicon ends up after the page loads. It moves clockwise and counterclockwise. Counterclockwise (or backwards) is when the dns is loading, and then it will switch to clockwise (forwards motion) when the... more... - Chris Heath
`host` might takes 100ms But `` takes 5ms. Moving the bottleneck from db query to nslookup may be considered as a success ;-) - Tzury Bar Yochay
Dawn, try the friendfeed feedback room or the spam report room - Chris Heath
@shellen I am becoming an expert in Pokemon and Bionicle.
super amazing magnification filter! via amit p. - Sanjeev Singh
Cool, inspired me to do this (but using VectorMagic for resizing) - Philipp Lenssen
I tried vectormagic on the same image, but the results don't seem as good. Vectormagic after HQ3x (or 4x) would probably do a really good job, though. - Sanjeev Singh
The HQ*x scalers are only one of many: see (or the docs for recent MAME versions, which include a giant stable of rescalers). - ⓞnor
I love Lenssen's images -- they do such an amazing job of capturing the spirit and flavor of the character, it's almost worth framing on the wall. - ⓞnor
I love Lenssen's images too. And the games they are from :) - Amit Patel
Lenssen's vectormagic images are definitely more museum-worthy than HQ*X blowups :) - Sanjeev Singh
Is anyone up for designing t-shirts with Lenssen's images? - Sanjeev Singh
I would put this up on goodies at, like posters or shirts, but they are pretty strict (probably more than legally necessary) with their trademark policies... but I just uploaded this as SVG for you, so feel free to run with it: (needs some cropping still for some pics to get the original image composition) - Philipp Lenssen
The lookup table bit reminds me of the marching cubes algorithm. - Laurence Gonsalves
small update in regards to Vectormagic approach: first decrease the resolution (without resampling), then increase it using a vectorizer, see image of Marilyin Monroe - Philipp Lenssen
hi Sanjeev Singh, is not working do you have an alternative link? - Bruno Simões
This wikipedia page links to - Laurence Gonsalves
WikiAnswers - How do you check for a radiation leak in a microwave -
"You stick your cell phone in your microwave***DO NOT TURN ON*** and then get some one to phone your cell phone. If it rings your microwave is leaking radiation if not your microwave is a ok." - Sanjeev Singh from Bookmarklet
Does this really work? - Sanjeev Singh
If anything this test indicates how well your microwave shields from pretty low power 800MHz or 1.9GHz signals. I'd say place your Wifi access point next to your microwave and then experiment measuring the link quality in different microwave modes. - eugenio
The wifi test might be a good one. I knew someone that used to lose his connection every time his roommate made popcorn. He used to joke about having a popcorn powered firewall. - April Russo (FForever!)
Well, only 90% of us. - Sanjeev Singh
What depresses me more than the interview are the comments. There's no hope for humanity if that's the typical representative of humanity. - Piaw Na
"Resistance is futile you will be assimilated into the one world government socialist police state and forced to comply with global warming regulations and bank recapitalisation." - Jim Norris
He can spread his outrageous doomsaying all he wants. I'll still be here, living in post-industrial splendor, long after he's gone. - Stefan Moluf
although he's a bit off the deep end, his carbon solution is novel and worth a look (by me, at least). - grant fox
Did it work? :-) - Tony Ruscoe
pencils up! - Kevin Fox
toast. - Tudor Bosman
yep :) - Sanjeev Singh
Tests used to be such a bummer! So much more fun now-a-days! - Rachel Lea Fox
@nelson Now I'm curious. What are you building, and does it have to be on Windows?
Everyone, friendfeed will be down for 10 mins around midnight PST tonight (in ~1 hour) for scheduled maintenance.
'like' - Rob Schonberger
Did that happen? Did anybody notice? - Louis Gray
So is it down now? - Richard A.
It should be back up now. Please let us know if it still seems down for you. thx! - Sanjeev Singh
Working fine for me in that case. - Richard A.
I think it's happening right now - Dennis Bjørn Petersen from twhirl
Congratulations for putting this out there. Is there a standard place I should be looking for service status (like I don't get at some other unnamed site) ;) It would be a great thing if it's not there already. - guruvan (Rob Nelson)
I feed the pigeons :) - Private Sanjeev
“Because they know better....” -
Advanced Topics in Programming Languages: A Lock-Free... -
Advanced Topics in Programming Languages: A Lock-Free...
@sacca Talk to more people who have demonstrated skill predicting macroeconomic trends, like Soros. Yes, they run hedge funds, so what.
Nice! I actually had the good fortune to use one of these recently. The instructor began with, "This is the most dangerous tool in the shop..." At the end of all the "if you accidentally do that, here's what happens..." I felt like going back to saw & handle, but it's *really* nice to have a machine do the cutting for you. - Rhandeev Singh
Where did you go to use it? - Private Sanjeev
UFOs - FOX News - Mexican Air Force - CNN News - OVNIs -
UFOs - FOX News - Mexican Air Force - CNN News - OVNIs
Project Camelot interviews Bob Dean - Part 2 of 3 -
Project Camelot interviews Bob Dean - Part 2 of 3
Freeman Dyson on Global Warming 2of2 Stratospheric Cooling -
Freeman Dyson on Global Warming 2of2 Stratospheric Cooling
Project Camelot Interviews Benjamin Fulford - Part 1 of 3 -
Project Camelot Interviews Benjamin Fulford - Part 1 of 3
Project Camelot interviews Gary McKinnon -
Project Camelot interviews Gary McKinnon
Project Camelot interviews Bob Dean - Part 1 of 3 -
Project Camelot interviews Bob Dean - Part 1 of 3
Freeman Dyson on Global Warming 1of2 Bogus Climate Models -
Freeman Dyson on Global Warming 1of2 Bogus Climate Models
[Phoronix] Ubuntu's Power Consumption Tested -
[Phoronix] Ubuntu's Power Consumption Tested
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Wow, I would not expect different versions of Ubuntu to consume power differently. 5.04 seems best under load, 6.10 best when idle. - Sanjeev Singh from Bookmarklet
Without error bars, it's difficult to make any conclusions based on this experiment. The numbers like 21.47 look suspicious to me; implicitly they suggest that the error is less than 0.01 Watt, which I don't believe - there are too many factors that affect power consumption. - Igor Krivokon
Ana YANG Bubble Artistry -
Ana YANG Bubble Artistry
Ana is pretty good with bubbles :) - Sanjeev Singh
Yes, I am pretty amazing :) Actually, *that* Ana Yang is a Guinness record holder. I actually decided I'm going to go see her show in NY on my 30th birthday this year! :) - Ana
Amazing stuff! The bubble liquid formula helps too. Even though it's kind of curious (if now unwanted ;-)) to have the identical name as someone very famous, the Bubble Girl is called - Nenad Nikolic
No, Fan Yang is her husband. Ana Yang is the bubble lady whose Google results have been dogging me for a decade. - Ana
I wonder what her bubble solution is made of. - April Buchheit
why has it been dogging you? - eviltom
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