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Technology & Information / Re: Need a pron machine
« on: July 15, 2019, 08:50:48 PM »
Am also considering a xiaomi mi box s. Is about $40 and will do the video playback I want + allow browsing + is Android not windows. Downside is it is google and they like watching what I'm watching and I don't want to be watched, watching what I intend to watch.

Maybe a streaming TV thing is a better route.

Technology & Information / Re: Need a pron machine
« on: July 15, 2019, 08:23:05 PM »
Have you considered just creating a second user account on your existing computer?

To be honest it will also allow me to divide work from messing about a bit better having two machines. I can have say youtube running a movie on one whilst working on the other. No, I cant run dual monitors, I have a stupid AIO that stops me doing that. 

Its too easy for me to start mucking about on facebook or youtube or whatever. If I only do that on this recreational machine ... basically I'm having a hard time separating work and play as of late. I figure a different machine with a different OS will help me nurture better habits. Oh, windows ... behaving, working, productive healthy individual. Ooooh, Ubuntu, trolling, videos, music, facebook.

Technology & Information / Need a pron machine
« on: July 15, 2019, 07:46:04 PM »
So I want a clean machine (won't stay clean for long) that is basically a computer where I can explore the deepest recesses of my mind. And I want to keep it separate from my work computer, work accounts, work e-mails etc. It is too easy for me to be logged into a client's google account and only realise when I'm halfway through wishing cancer on someone in youtube comments that I'm doing it via their account!  :o. I need a clean break. I also want this new machine to be ... well kind of a burner. So I can post horrific threads on this forum, or watch midget pron or stalk someone on facebook or harass celebs on Twitter ... basically a machine where I can be a public menace. I also want it separate from a personal work machine that I trust to make online financial transactions and visits to my online bank account.

So now that I know what I want it for, what do I want it to do?

  • Browse the internet.
  • Playback video. Mostly naked ladies at 1080p.
  • Kinda like the idea of it not being windows because I don't want it picking up viruses in the mucky places I intend to go.

So now to my list of candidates.

A very old windows PC (intel x64) that is from the middle ages and I re-purpose with Chrome OS or something on it. But like not having windows for this. Not sure I want google looking over my shoulder though.
A Raspberry Pi running Raspian.
An Intel Compute Stick.
A Jetson Nano.

The Pi 4 seemed like a good way forward and I was pretty settled on that, but it drops a hell of a lot of frames (read more than 50% at 1080p) during video playback on youtube (and likely pronhub) and I want the ladies to be jumping around because they are negotiating enormous choppers, not because I'm GPU bound and my Arm processor is hotter than the sun.

The Compute stick will likely give me similar issues as will an atom based NUC.

I'm kind of leaning towards the Jetson Nano. It has 128 cuda cores to help keep video playback silky smooth.

There must be other reprobates on this website. Do you have a machine for being a colossal pervert or public nuisance, and if so, what do you use and why?

Suggestions & Concerns / Re: Forum usage statistics
« on: July 12, 2019, 12:57:46 AM »
However, I am hopeless at Excel too, had the wrong formula. Fixed:
No, it isn't fixed.

Take the very top result. 100 reduced to 35. That is very easy ... it is a 65% drop. Somehow you got 53% drop. But 35 is not 47% of 100. It is 35%. Obviously.

Your formula should have started =100-($B1*(100/$A1)) and if you had dragged that down the flux capacitor would have begun to whir and that's what makes time travel possible. Well that and 1.21 Gigawatts (pronounced jiggawats). Of course the only way to get that kind of power is from a bolt of lightning. Unfortunately you never know when or where its going to strike.

Sorry ... I was hanging a clock in my toilet and I slipped and hit my head. When I came to, I knew the answers to your spreadsheet.

Suggestions & Concerns / Re: Forum usage statistics
« on: July 11, 2019, 01:43:50 PM »

Suggestions & Concerns / Re: Forum usage statistics
« on: July 11, 2019, 10:22:27 AM »
Our post count gets hit harder in the summer than the other site ... because we have lives and go outside.

Taking New Posts numbers from June of 2018 and comparing them to June of 2019, I found a 15% drop-off at However, at, I found a whopping 142% drop-off. Probably means nothing as I simply picked 'New Posts' as a metric and maybe it's the wrong one.
It probably means you are hopeless at maths.

Let's put the numbers aside for a second and just apply a little logic. How can you possibly have a 142% drop in posts? 100% drop would be from however many you had to zero. This is like a sportsman saying during interviews that they gave 110%. You can't give more than 100% effort, nor can you have more than a 100% drop in the number of something. That's what percentage means ... out of 100. You can't say out of 100 the number I pick is 142.

Suggestions & Concerns / Re: FE2FE Debate Section
« on: July 10, 2019, 10:25:18 PM »
This has been done before. It was called the 'believers' forum and only FE people had access. True FE people. Not people who claimed to be FE people. Specifically FE people who John Davis deemed to be FE people. These included lunatics like Bullhorn who made about 50 posts in 6 years, Gotham and Daniel. It did not include the unclean such as me, Pete, Parsifal, or anyone else who actually made most of the FE posts at the time.

The forum became tumbleweed. John's friends never posted anything. In 2007 you can see 4 threads were made all year. In 2008 1 solitary thread about a map by a guy named James. Davis wouldn't add anyone new. And the idea that only believers could use the forum discredited everyone else as not a believer.

Long story short ... no one used the board and it was just used by John Davis as a John Davis and friends forum. It was a horrible idea.

Technology & Information / Re: AMD's new 7nm Ryzen 3000 - thoughts?
« on: July 08, 2019, 07:06:47 PM »
It isn't time for me yet. I had my current PC just over a year. I like 3 years out of a PC.

But in 18 months time, I'm guessing a Ryzen 3600 and a Radeon 5700 (or maybe 5700XT if I'm feeling flush) will be nice and cheap and could well be on my shopping list and would be a nice step up from my Ryzen 1400 and RX580.

My next PC needs to coincide with a new monitor and I want a really wide one. Something like ...

And then that would warrant the increase in GPU performance to run the 3440 x 1440 screen for gaming. But ultra wide's need to come down in price. I'm waiting for the next perfect storm.

Flat Earth Investigations / Re: Is Boston Dynamics fake?
« on: June 19, 2019, 05:11:12 PM »
The part that bugs me is the jumping straight into the speculation and accusation.
You mean having the audacity to ask the question? To dare use a question mark in my OP? To even contemplate whether something that seems extraordinary might not be all that meets the eye? You've come to the wrong site, buddy.

Flat Earth Investigations / Re: Is Boston Dynamics fake?
« on: June 18, 2019, 10:40:55 AM »
Really Thork? Do a little research for once.

Well Thork, I have to hand it to you, but you are right on this, there is no third party anything on Boston Dynamics.


Basically, it's obvious the videos they put out are not a true representation of their robots. And why should they be? They're a private company maintaining an image, putting out an unedited video showing the true capabilities of their robots would destroy that image and their real progress.
Putting out videos of robots slipping on banana skins is a true representation? Every video is gimmicky. Every single one. There isn't one that is a straight explanation of technologies.

And where are the press? I'm expecting "Hi, I'm Chip Chapley reporting for 'I've Got This'. Today, I'm here at Boston Dynamics for a first look at [insert new robot name]. I can shove it, or encourage it to follow me. ... etc etc".
There is nothing. No journalism. Just curated press releases.

Where is the Steve Jobs standing on stage? The Blizzcon, the Apple WWDC, the Microsoft, Facebook, AMD, Nvidia anyone who is anyone standing on stage once a year showing off your new product in front of an audience?

Why does not one single soul get to see their robots in the flesh? How hard to go to a congress and do a keynote with a robot on stage? Nothing. Literally nothing. Just a 2 min youtube video.

I mean imagine ... you design a robot like the one below.

And that's it. All that time, effort, money for a 97 second youtube video. That's all they did with it.

As for the Ted talk ... I'm reviewing. I'm not sure that is a real Ted Talk rather its a mock up of a Ted Talk. I'll investigate that one further but there are bits that look very suspect.

This thing doesn't look right.   (So what?)
So that's what raised my suspicions.

Why on earth would you make it look like an ostrich?   (Why not?)
Because it isn't going to be useful.

No one has ever bought a Boston Dynamics robot.  (So what?)
Odd business that designs robots and never sells any. It has been going since 1992. That's 27 years of building robots that no one ever sees or buys or that come to market.

... am I on my own (Probably)
Well you can fool most of the people most of the time but you can't fool all of the people all of the time.

They have very very little content anywhere and it is nearly all just a few curated youtube videos. (Lack of video is no proof of anything)
When you claim to be making the best robots on earth ... the burden of proof is really on you to prove that you do. Not the rest of the world to take you at face value.

The robots are physical and plenty of people have seen them.
Have they though. I mean have they really? Because I have never seen a 3rd party individual say "I saw this one robot from Boston Dynamics and it was like this". There is no anecdotal mention of their existence anywhere.

Flat Earth Investigations / Re: Is Boston Dynamics fake?
« on: June 18, 2019, 12:04:19 AM »
Maybe the thing that people like the military was investing in, was the CGI for hoaxes. But then newer better stuff like deep fakes came out with the new AI stuff and softbank (a bunch of bankers, not tech people) have bought up a pup.

I mean ... forget the motives. Does this look real? Is there any independent video of say a news reporter or youtuber visiting their factory and shooting footage of a robot in the car park or something? I can find zero 3rd party footage. Everything is just what Boston put out.

Flat Earth Investigations / Is Boston Dynamics fake?
« on: June 17, 2019, 11:06:52 PM »
There is a fun video going around the internet, where a Boston Dynamics robot fights back.

And they just released the making of the video.

And this got me thinking about the real Boston Dynamics videos. I mean honestly, they are the same kind of trollish green screen.

The feet can be a give away ... they slide when they should be planted. The audio is often out of wack and the movement just doesn't look right ... usually too fast.

This thing doesn't look right. Especially around the 33-37 second mark. It is just too fast. And of course this is an incredibly stupid design for a robot that moves boxes. Why on earth would you make it look like an ostrich? And it doesn't do anything else.

All their robots look ... well just not like robots and not in a good next level way. In a CGI not real way.

They have 10 products now ... and no customers.

No one has ever bought a Boston Dynamics robot. So what is the business model?

Google sold Boston a while back. I have to wonder why? If Boston is telling lies about its robots ... maybe Theranos and the spectre of being accused of wire fraud (Alphabet is listed) made them drop it.

Anyway ... am I on my own or does anyone else think there is something very suspect about Boston? They have very very little content anywhere and it is nearly all just a few curated youtube videos.

Look at this thing jumping. If seems to float or hang in the air just before it lands some of the jumps. Like the physics isn't quite there. Look at and focus on its feet when it jumps. They are the only bit where the CGI has to interact with the room ... and this is where I think I see continuity issues.

Anyone else have any thoughts?

FYI you can step through youtube videos using the < and > keys on your keyboard to look frame by frame. Some of their videos with the dog thing look very weird like this. Again, focus on the feet.

In this video check out 1:27 ... step through the video and look at the back feet when its front foot touches the banana skin. It throws itself over like Neymar. It just doesn't look real.

Arts & Entertainment / Re: Cyberpunk 2077 E3
« on: June 10, 2019, 09:02:15 AM »
I loved the Witcher 3 ... but these are not casual games. Games like this are going to want 200+ hours of your life from you. And if I am going to give 200 hours, I have to be really hyped about a game ... and this one doesn't make me want to play it.

Flat Earth Theory / Re: Investigating FE Jupiter
« on: June 07, 2019, 12:17:05 PM »
Interesting.  You do realize, of course, Hydrogen has only one electron, right? less than that, no energy wave, no element.  You also do realize that spectroscopy identifies Hydrogen as the most abundant element in the visible universe, right?

Define H+ and H- and come back to me about having no electrons means no element.

Some reading you might enjoy ...

They will see 'water vapour' everywhere. The forecast is going to be rain all day everywhere on earth forever.

I think even you could understand why that might be undesirable.

I like how Thork thinks meteorologists will prevail over corporate greed and corrupt governments.
You don't think meteorologists make money literally selling predictions that don't even have to be correct?

It's the best racket on earth.

You can literally get it completely wrong and no one sues you, no matter how wrong, how dangerous, how much damage, how many people weren't evacuated and how negligent you were. You just charge people for a new weather forecast the next day.

They sell to all the TV networks, app devs, military, aviation, shipping ... its a frickin' gold mine.

5G might not happen.

Turns out 5G runs in the 24Ghz range. And weather satellites happen to run at 23.8GHz.

NASA, NOAA and a host of others have said if you create 5G it will create so much noise that we won't be able to predict the weather and that means no accurate weather for aircraft, shipping, hurricane warnings for cities ... basically lots of people will die. So 5G is going to need a major rethink.

You can't change the weather satellites frequency. 23.8Ghz is the frequency needed to detect water vapour ... a natural property. So 5G will have to shift ... or die and become 6G on a totally different wave band. But of course upping the frequency will shorten 5G's range even more and it is already a problem requiring a transmitter on every street corner.

I'm coming down on the side of no 5G ever.

Arts & Entertainment / Re: Game of Thrones
« on: May 22, 2019, 03:22:16 PM »
BBC dedicated an entire article today to how the wimminz don't get as many speaking lines as the men.

Which is probably one of the reasons this series has been such a success.  :-\

Suggestions & Concerns / Re: Appealing Bans
« on: May 21, 2019, 11:00:43 AM »
No. This is a placebo forum. Its like being able to vote for an MEP in the euro elections. You feel like it makes a difference so you go along with it, but really all of the decisions are made by the commission anyway.

I don't remember ever seeing a ban overturned. Not once. In 7 years. All the hundreds and hundreds of bans ... I can't point to one single ban that was over turned. In no way is this S&C board here to allow you to challenge a ban. It is here to give the veneer of fairness. I'm not sure why you haven't figured this out yet.

Suggestions & Concerns / Re: Appealing Bans
« on: May 21, 2019, 10:33:40 AM »
Banning you isn't a black and white choice. It is more of a feeling. That they are sick of you and would rather you didn't exist for a little while. And because they do run the world ... poof ... you disappear and we all get a little holiday from you.

If someone thinks you are a dick, you can't really appeal that. You just have to wait for them to forgive you; hence ban. They decide it might take 3 days to forgive you ... 3 day ban it is.

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