Comments for Entropic Memes http://www.slugsite.com Random musings on history, politics and more Mon, 20 Mar 2017 04:48:22 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.2 Comment on The Etymology of Scatology by Paul Twynam http://www.slugsite.com/archives/1270#comment-458911 Mon, 20 Mar 2017 04:48:22 +0000 http://www.slugsite.com/archives/1270#comment-458911 Skatole “is a mildly toxic white crystalline organic compound (that) occurs naturally in faeces and coal tar and has a strong faecal odor.” (from Wikipedia) Is this a linguistic descendant of scatalogical or a case or convergent etymology?

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Comment on Deciphering Gang Graffiti by James http://www.slugsite.com/archives/825#comment-458625 Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:14:35 +0000 http://www.slugsite.com/archives/825#comment-458625 Ive noticed nortenos graffiti in my neighborhood that used to be decent crossed out with a blue 187. I’m guessing this is Mexican mafia related but this used to be safe neighborhood

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Comment on Cheap Bike Pedal Disassembly and Postmortem by brucey http://www.slugsite.com/archives/1491#comment-456753 Sun, 05 Mar 2017 03:23:35 +0000 http://www.slugsite.com/archives/1491#comment-456753 my two pence worth;

1) if you tend to be rough with your pedals, it probably isn’t a good idea to buy ones with plastic bodies; they tend to cause all kinds of problems.

2) that said, the damage to your pedals (bent cages) suggests that almost any pedal you have might well break in your use.

3) Fundamentally, pedals with (similar, angular contact) bearings that are symmetrically disposed about the centre of your foot are a better idea; it doesn’t really matter if the bearings are close to one another or not, just so long as they are symmetrically disposed. A short spindle with one bearing under the middle of your foot is a bad arrangement, because the balls will scuff in that bearing (which is probably why the cup is so worn in your pics).

4) cheap pedals with no seals need adjustment and lubrication; plastic pedal bodies are often too flexy to allow the adjustment to be accurate.

5) cheap pedal bearings of this sort are actually much better than you might expect for the price. The (CrMo) spindles hardly ever break and the bearings can last well if they are symmetrically disposed, adjusted and lubricated correctly. If (say) you buy Wellgo LU987 pedals, they come with similar (but more symmetrically disposed) bearings inside, but such pedals can last for years with just a little TLC.

6. If you tend to break your pedals (any pedal can be bent or broken in a prang) there is arguably no point in spending a lot of money on them.

BTW The inboard bearing in unsealed pedals can easily be lubricated by using a little spray lube of the sort that is used on motorcycle chains.

cheers

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Comment on A Discrete BUF634 by mono http://www.slugsite.com/archives/1015#comment-456738 Sun, 05 Mar 2017 00:39:56 +0000 http://www.slugsite.com/archives/1015#comment-456738 Thanks for the feedback. I am the creator yet sijosae did more of the work.

FYI what drilling it yourself did was allow choosing a larger hole size so you could pull the pins out of a DIP8 socket and solder them into the PCB so it was truly a more durable drop in replacement for the BUF634.

These PCBs don’t allow that. For what it is worth, I didn’t do this double sided nor use gerber files. It was all done by hand with old school Paint Shop Pro 7 from many years ago, because sometimes an old simple program is better at productivity.

The irony is that I etched dozens of these PCBs from a single virgin copper clad board and still haven’t used up the remainder of so many I made. There was no need to.

Thanks for keeping the DIY spirit alive.

Mono

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Comment on Electromagnetic Railguns for Hunting? Wait, What? by Why http://www.slugsite.com/archives/1126#comment-455142 Sat, 18 Feb 2017 19:48:31 +0000 http://www.slugsite.com/archives/1126#comment-455142 Yes

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Comment on Deciphering Gang Graffiti by SHERRY TURNER http://www.slugsite.com/archives/825#comment-453792 Wed, 08 Feb 2017 06:02:47 +0000 http://www.slugsite.com/archives/825#comment-453792 What is N of R mean?

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Comment on The Ultimate Rice Pilaf by meme http://www.slugsite.com/archives/310#comment-453010 Wed, 01 Feb 2017 11:17:20 +0000 http://www.slugsite.com/archives/310#comment-453010 WOw thiS is really good rice pilaf meme oooooo so good made me cuummmmmmmmmmm alll over myself. thanks you som uch

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Comment on Howto: Linux on Compact Flash Cards by Chuck http://www.slugsite.com/archives/1237#comment-452391 Fri, 27 Jan 2017 10:39:30 +0000 http://www.slugsite.com/archives/1237#comment-452391 Welcome to 2017! I’m using 1066X (up to 160MB/s reads) CF cards in iBook G3 Clamshells from 1999 and 2000. The 300MHz models with a 33MHz bus speed run Debian 8.7.1 for PowerPC. The 366MHz with a 66MHz bus speed run Lubuntu 16.04 for PowerPC. Both have IDE connections on the logic board (motherboard). USB is 1.1. So I’m looking for speed over longevity from CF cards. The out of box installs were dramatically faster than the same exact installs on hard drives. Still have I/O wait, especially on the 300s. Of course I’d like to reduce the read/write cycles, but I have yet to try any tweaks (besides noatime) because almost all of the info is from 2006 to 2010. Some of the tweaks will break Debian at least. Has anyone knowledgeable in the field got any good suggestions or websites?

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Comment on The Mini^3 Headphone Amplifier by Guitar Headphone Amp http://www.slugsite.com/archives/701#comment-452071 Tue, 24 Jan 2017 08:19:07 +0000 http://www.slugsite.com/archives/701#comment-452071 This is really cool! Its pretty awesome to create a diy project for others to make. Good Job!

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Comment on ISBN Theft: A Crime Most Improbable by Mathilde http://www.slugsite.com/archives/1520#comment-451006 Fri, 13 Jan 2017 09:05:14 +0000 http://www.slugsite.com/archives/1520#comment-451006 Hi,
I work at Library and Archive Canada (we issue ISBN in Canada) and actually, everyday, we face people from around the globe (but mostly US) that try get ISBN blocks from us.

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Comment on CyberCIEGE by Anonymous http://www.slugsite.com/archives/566#comment-450613 Sun, 08 Jan 2017 20:58:36 +0000 http://www.slugsite.com/archives/566#comment-450613 links for crafts

I found a great…

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Comment on Flemish Flower Dipping by jean myers http://www.slugsite.com/archives/1513#comment-444681 Tue, 08 Nov 2016 12:54:04 +0000 http://www.slugsite.com/archives/1513#comment-444681 I was thrilled to find this on the Flemish flowers. I made some nice

attractive flowers out of what a lot of people would discard

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Comment on Deciphering Gang Graffiti by Deez Nuts http://www.slugsite.com/archives/825#comment-436362 Sat, 09 Jul 2016 19:04:47 +0000 http://www.slugsite.com/archives/825#comment-436362 Deeeeeeez Nuuuuuts in da house!

DN 2K16

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Comment on Deciphering Gang Graffiti by Yand•• http://www.slugsite.com/archives/825#comment-428924 Fri, 22 Apr 2016 02:03:41 +0000 http://www.slugsite.com/archives/825#comment-428924 I lived in California, New York & Chicago as well. I’m my personal opinion , to whom ever wrote that topic of gang affiliation ….. If you’ve never been a gang member , you wouldn’t understand the life style or the meaning, graffiti , or pretty much Not a clue , so before they go posting anything on www. I suggest that you do further research .
Y.D.K.

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Comment on Deciphering Gang Graffiti by gkb ckad http://www.slugsite.com/archives/825#comment-427773 Tue, 05 Apr 2016 20:05:56 +0000 http://www.slugsite.com/archives/825#comment-427773 gang graffiti is a way to live and die. In my hood we banged piru 9th st clippers. for laclippers
9th street and piru bloods. APGKBN almighty gangsta killa blood nation

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Comment on Friday FOIA Fun: Antonov AN-26 by Robert Crittenden http://www.slugsite.com/archives/772#comment-427158 Tue, 29 Mar 2016 13:18:41 +0000 http://www.slugsite.com/archives/772#comment-427158 BTW whoever stated the base was closed for three days is a liar. I left on a C130the very next day. Flight operations were suspended for several hours the day of the crash but we could CLEARLY See aircraft taking off and landing later that day.

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Comment on Friday FOIA Fun: Antonov AN-26 by Robert rittenden http://www.slugsite.com/archives/772#comment-427157 Tue, 29 Mar 2016 13:13:25 +0000 http://www.slugsite.com/archives/772#comment-427157 I was a facial trauma surgeon on call that day. Two men were brought in alive one was flight crew who had a severely severed spine and severe burns and blunt chest trauma. The other male had severe head trauma neither survived. So anyone claiming they have talk to a survivor is mistaken. There was very heavy fog and I heard the engines at full throttle over the hospital and it flew into the ground. We had an anti-mortar and rocket system that DID NOT GO OFF. The system tracked threats and sirens would go off the actual firing of the system was done by an operator NOT automatic. IF the plane would have been hit by a missile I would have seen flames in the fog there were NO flames the plane flew into the ground. PERIOD!

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Comment on One Easy Way to Build a Bomb by ray http://www.slugsite.com/archives/201#comment-426319 Thu, 24 Mar 2016 05:33:58 +0000 http://www.slugsite.com/archives/201#comment-426319 tried this but lost my head

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Comment on Flemish Flower Dipping by Colette Gideon http://www.slugsite.com/archives/1513#comment-424634 Thu, 10 Mar 2016 04:40:09 +0000 http://www.slugsite.com/archives/1513#comment-424634 I have been looking for this long lost recipe for ever. I wanted something to do with my 12 year old Granddaughter over Spring break and VIOLA! She will be here in a minute and trip to the Dollar Store and we are SET!

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Comment on Deciphering Gang Graffiti by Beth http://www.slugsite.com/archives/825#comment-420560 Tue, 09 Feb 2016 16:43:02 +0000 http://www.slugsite.com/archives/825#comment-420560 I live in Lancaster CA. I have a sliding glass door in my backyard. Someone came into my backyard and wrote on my sliding door _NX3 Scary that someone was in my backyard to begin with… But confused as to what that would mean?? Please help!!

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Comment on Writing on the Wall: More Graffiti by steve http://www.slugsite.com/archives/826#comment-418743 Sun, 10 Jan 2016 19:12:04 +0000 http://www.slugsite.com/archives/826#comment-418743 Ok down the road there is a symbol of a cock and balls on a wall. WTF is someone trying to say? kids? or something else?

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Comment on Deciphering Gang Graffiti by cindy http://www.slugsite.com/archives/825#comment-417312 Fri, 25 Dec 2015 19:08:28 +0000 http://www.slugsite.com/archives/825#comment-417312 Recently found spray painted on a board on the wood pile spray painted black 9 with 3 small dots in front of it. It was not there before. Is it targeting us to rob us or something?

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Comment on Friday FOIA Fun: Antonov AN-26 by Lance Barnes http://www.slugsite.com/archives/772#comment-415968 Thu, 10 Dec 2015 01:32:02 +0000 http://www.slugsite.com/archives/772#comment-415968 Pilot, it was two Turks. I was in the 134th LRS. We were the base QRF. We found the plane, gave those guys medical attention the best we could, then loaded them up. The first guy we found alive because he screamed for help. I think he survived. The second guy was only barely alive, I glanced over and noticed he was still alive because I saw his eyes twitching. I don’t think he made it after we loaded him up. It was fog and pilot error that brought that plane down. Anyone that says anything else about it is wrong.

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Comment on CyberCIEGE 1.9t4a by Nemo http://www.slugsite.com/archives/1315#comment-415670 Sun, 06 Dec 2015 15:30:44 +0000 http://www.slugsite.com/archives/1315#comment-415670 New links above to the current version from November 2015.

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Comment on CyberCIEGE 1.9t4a by Interested http://www.slugsite.com/archives/1315#comment-415510 Sat, 05 Dec 2015 01:10:12 +0000 http://www.slugsite.com/archives/1315#comment-415510 I know this comment comes many years later, but I was wondering if you had the latest version of CyberCIEGE?

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