Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Successful marriages.

To say that those marriages which end in divorce are failures is to say that those marriages which end in death are successful.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Carrier Debate, fun

Oddly a slaughterfest. I loved the parts where Richard Carrier finished. Like he answered all the points and just sat back down with time on the clock.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

What you should want to dust a computer.

Computer people sometimes want canless air systems to blow out computers. But they cost like 60-100 bucks.

Computer people should want AC air mattress pumps. They cost 17 bucks and you might already have one.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Idea of the day: Space exploration through sexism.

No woman has stepped foot on the moon. And no woman ever will! NASA knows that women have cooties.

You'd want to blame a coincidence but it really is sexism that tended women away. And you'd want to say that it's not true, but we can't go to the moon. China seems inclined to send folks to the moon again, maybe some Chinese woman will be the first woman on the moon. Heck Valintina Tereshcova was the first woman in space.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Need a scale to size function for the actual monitor to the real life object?

Some programs have a zoom to scale function that requires training the program to know how large their pixels are, so they sometimes do things like ask what size a specific line is, so you take out a ruler and measure it.

A better way of doing that is by using the ISO 7810 standard to your advantage. Credit cards and most ID cards are all the same size. If you can indicate what size that is, you can scale images to the correct size without much effort and it works internationally etc.

Took half an hour to figure out a good standard candle but it turns out that international banking demanding a standard is actually quite useful.