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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:07 pm

POLAND_SPUD wrote:Probably the best one sentence advice you can give anyone on women...

My response to the suggestion that women have a monopoly on being crazy...


I have personal experience of being a very crazy not-woman.

jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:Yes, but.

I don't define my behavioural compass based on the threat of violence.

As an atheist, I've heard a very similar accusation many times: Not believing in divine reward/punishment means no morals.
It personally strikes me that any person who believes people can only be nice if they're being threatened to be isn't actually a very nice person.

It's the same with children. Who is likely to behave better, a child allowed to do whatever it likes or a child that faces the threat of discipline?

I've not brought up many children, but my experience of dog training is that rewarding them for good behaviour produces better results than punishing them for bad.
Naturally, mild aversion is a useful tool, but actual fear doesn't produce a dog that tries not to misbehave, it produces a dog that tries not to get caught.

Applying these lessons to any future parenthood may prove interesting, but at least my children will be able to chase their own tails on command. :D

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This isn't very sympathetic but, from you, this is all I can think of:

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MrCrowley wrote:I would suggest discontinuing discussion of this topic, it's waste of time with these guys :wink:

Probably a good move, but I am just down right argumentative.
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Unread postAuthor: POLAND_SPUD » Wed Dec 18, 2013 11:04 pm

I've spent way too long trying to demonstrate that one doesn't have to choose between radical feminism and misogyny and that a middle ground does exist.
ohh now you're halfway between radical feminism and misogyny :-D Good luck growing up... no offence really, because when I was your age I was as dumb as you are.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Wed Dec 18, 2013 11:12 pm

Ragnarok wrote:I don't define my behavioural compass based on the threat of violence.


Good for you :)

As an atheist, I've heard a very similar accusation many times: Not believing in divine reward/punishment means no morals.
It personally strikes me that any person who believes people can only be nice if they're being threatened to be isn't actually a very nice person.


Oh s'il vous plait. Who are these holier-than-thou nice people? Why do we need laws and law enforcement for society to function? I don't believe in divine punishment or reward either, but there are quite a number of things I don't do because of potential consequences during my lifetime. I believe that makes me human. Besides, being nice is ultimately self interest anyway, it gives most people an endorphin boost.

Naturally, mild aversion is a useful tool, but actual fear doesn't produce a dog that tries not to misbehave, it produces a dog that tries not to get caught.


Imagine how silly you would look rewarding a dog that was clever enough not to get caught.

This isn't very sympathetic but, from you, this is all I can think of


I agree, h-h-h-h-arden the fµck up.

Isn't that a sexist thing to say?

You cannot seek equality and ask people to "man up" at the same time.

We as a society are either going to treat women's emotions with the same disdain we do for men's, or stop raising boys to suppress their feelings and toughen their skin. Trying to have it both ways is typical of the double standards you can expect from the "fairer" sex.

Double standards are fine as long as they are not applied to the same element. Going back to female athletes, we don't judge them by the same standards as male athletes - we acknowledge that men and women have different physiques, and that it would not be fair to judge one by the general standards of the other. If we are going to apply the same different standards to other aspects of society, then we should stop pretending that men and women are equal.

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Probably a good move, but I am just down right argumentative.


I'm not exactly on a crusade either, think what you like ;)

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Unread postAuthor: jakethebeast » Thu Dec 19, 2013 4:27 pm

My friend ordered this pendant for hes GF as a christmas present.... Basically my friend recorded him saying her name, I took the sound graph, simplified it a bit and cut out a slice of x-pattern 42 layer damascus...

Tools used to shape this pendant: angle grinder with 1mm thick cutting disk, round and flat file to smooth out the angle grinder marks and then a nylon wheel on a drill to smooth out all the burrs, and then ofcourse some ferricloric acid...

Goldsmiths would cry blood if they saw how i make these things :twisted:

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Unread postAuthor: POLAND_SPUD » Thu Dec 19, 2013 8:37 pm


Great documentary. Might explain feminism in a way
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Fri Dec 20, 2013 7:01 am

jakethebeast wrote:My friend ordered this pendant for hes GF as a christmas present.... Basically my friend recorded him saying her name, I took the sound graph, simplified it a bit and cut out a slice of x-pattern 42 layer damascus...


Hehe, nice! ... I used to do these sort of things. Part of me wishes it was still worth it :)

Great documentary. Might explain feminism in a way


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how?

In a there-are-too-many-men sort of way you have mentioned before?

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Unread postAuthor: POLAND_SPUD » Fri Dec 20, 2013 11:16 am

jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:...

how?

In a there-are-too-many-men sort of way you have mentioned before?

Nope, the documentary quotes results of a study conducted on rats kept in a relatively small room, allowed to reproduce and provided as much nutrients as they wanted. As the population increased above a certain threshold rats started to exhibit all sorts of unnatural behaviour - elevated cortisol levels, homosexuality, aggression etc. After a while they just stopped reproducing - no interest in the opposing sex whatsoever. Perhaps feminism is just an example of such pathological behaviour.

Though I am still convinced that feminism steams out of unnatural sex ratio. Just watch the documentary it has some interesting interesting topics such as population growth, economy and finite resources. I had known it already but after watching it you just feel in the guts that the WWIII is inevitable.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Fri Dec 20, 2013 3:09 pm

POLAND_SPUD wrote:After a while they just stopped reproducing - no interest in the opposing sex whatsoever. Perhaps feminism is just an example of such pathological behaviour.


Certainly when people are not fighting to survive every day the social dynamic changes.

I guess this sums up my entire argument on gender.

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Unread postAuthor: qwerty » Fri Dec 20, 2013 4:38 pm

Does anyone fly any FPV here? My bixler 2 has just been setup with a cheap HK 200mw 900mhz link, have to fly with a dx5e so not sure about interference. Will maiden tomorrow if the weather permits.
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Unread postAuthor: POLAND_SPUD » Fri Dec 20, 2013 5:08 pm

Most video links use either 1.2ghz or 5.8ghz - precisely because almost all RC transmitters operate on 2.4ghz (including yours) so that allows to avoid interferences. Not that I know much about RF and stuff like that but I do know that the lower the frequency the greater the range - so 1.2ghz is better than 5.8ghz and yours should be even better (well when comparing two transmitters of the same output power). There are disadvantages two - the lower the frequency the longer the antennae

Have you been thinking of getting an ardupilot too ??

I am going to buy an FPV setup in a few months - they're really getting quite affordable. The only thing that I don't like is the fact that FPV goggles are still very expensive (well at least here)
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Unread postAuthor: pneumaticcannons » Sat Dec 21, 2013 2:14 am

I don't recommend that you take it very far using a dx5. I've ran out of range in under 300 meters using a dx6i. I was however using a park-flyer diversity receiver. What receiver are do you have in yours?
Also, I highly recommend an FM or UHF system. Currently flying 72 mhz without any problems.
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Unread postAuthor: qwerty » Sat Dec 21, 2013 1:31 pm

May be at different frequencies but the 900mhz vTx produces lower frequency harmonics that can interfere with 2.4ghz, Spektrum are buggers for it. I never plan to take it out far, under 500m so i should be ok. I'm using an OrangeRx R615 and i think it should be suitable for the distances i'm looking at. Cant afford a LRS, not even using an OSD, although i would like a mA level monitor. Maidened today with FPV gear on but not powered up (forgot batteries...), all was good, if a little windy for my liking.
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Unread postAuthor: mark.f » Sat Dec 21, 2013 10:30 pm

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Unread postAuthor: POLAND_SPUD » Sun Dec 22, 2013 3:36 am

don't really know what're you after?
you want to immerse a rasberry PI in mineral oil ?? What for ??

Personally I think there are better boards than the PI... like beaglebone black or pcduino... The latter seems especially interesting if you're looking for something easier to interface and program
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Unread postAuthor: mark.f » Sun Dec 22, 2013 8:51 am

POLAND_SPUD wrote:you want to immerse a rasberry PI in mineral oil ?? What for ??


Because it would look cool on my desk, POLANDTRON. :D

POLAND_SPUD wrote:Personally I think there are better boards than the PI...


After researching some more this morning, I'd have to agree. While most SBC's require nonfree firmware for things like video acceleration or wifi/bluetooth, Raspberry Pi required it to even boot. Thinking of going with the BeagleBone Black.

EDIT: forgot to mention this is going to be a web server. Going to make a wooden base to house a 5v power supply and network switch (along with ricer crap like LED's and maybe an aerator to run something like this. :wink:
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