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Everything posted by OJTheAviator

  1. My friend and I...

    Friend: "newark is legit a 3rd world airport"

    Myself: "The food isn't bad"

    F: "lol true"

    M: "But then again, most normal restaurants serve good food, and they too make terrible airports"


    (Legal style fine print: I can only vouch for my own language and statements. All statements by individual called "Friend" or "F" are not my own. Newark Liberty International Airport may or may not be enjoyable by each person served, but the opinions expressed are only speaking for the individual. The safety of Newark Liberty International Airport is not in question in this discussion.) /s

    1. Mr.Meerkat


      Kinda funny how here in the UK, both Heathrow's third runway and Gatwick's second runway plans are basically being completely scrapped.


      Am a bit sad how we may never seem simultaneous operations at Gatwick as their cheeky plan of pushing the main runway south a lil (so minimum spacing is achieved) and using the emergency runway for smaller aircraft may never happen 🥺


      Edit: nvm, Gatwick is proceeding with the plan after all 😂😂

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  2. I just did an Arduino thing, this was the result.

    Device programmed.
    DFU upgrade took 35.06527328491211s

    I thought that was a lot of numbers after the decimal place, so I took a closer look. They have displaced the time in increments less than a picosecond. Something like .01 picoseconds. For context, Wikipedia says

    "That is one trillionth, or one millionth of one millionth of a second, or 0.000 000 000 001 seconds. A picosecond is to one second as one second is to approximately 31,689 years.


    1.2 picoseconds – switching time of the world's fastest transistor (845 GHz, as of 2006)"

    So yeah, I think Arduino is a little too confident here.

    1. James Evens

      James Evens

      Classic case of somebody ignoring significant digits. I am kinda surprised to see these many digits as normally c++give less unless you advice it todo so.

  3. When you have no idea what the answers to the questions are:


    Q: Which were exiled first? When did it happen? Who did it?
    A: "Initially, the first were exiled. Then the second. They were exiled the year they were unable to stay, and by their exilers."

  4. While beginning to study Mandarin Chinese, I've happened upon the word for cell phone: "shǒujī". I love that very literally, it is hand-machine or hand-device. There is so much that makes sense in Chinese! Another example. Dinosaur is Kǒnglóng. Each type of dinosaur is ______ lóng. Triceratops: Sānjiǎo lóng, T-rex: Bàwáng lóng, Velociraptor: Xùnměng lóng. In English, we just have to learn that Triceratops, T-Rex, and Velociraptor are all dinosaurs, and we have nothing to indicate that in the word. In Chinese, each dinosaur has a common word component: lóng. So, while I might not be able to tell that Wàn lóng is Brachiosaurus, I can tell you that it's a dinosaur.


    Languages are cool.

    1. CircleTech


      Whats the chinese traslation for shrek?

    2. Eschew


      Okay but 田鸡.


      田鸡 = Frog (the edible kind).

      But it literally translates to "Field Chicken."


      It's good eatin', though.

      Herbal Frog leg soup - DSC_3840 | ~Nisa | Flickr


      You could say... It tastes like chicken. 😉

  5. Great advice here!




  6. If Boeing had made more, what about the 737-600 to supplement 717s?
  7. Nice you got to fly on a B717! I've wanted to fly on some DC9 variant/decendant for a while. I might have as a baby or little kid, but I can't remember doing it. I've also always wanted to fly on a 747, but that's never happened and is looking less likely every year. Did get to go on an a340-600, which until the B747-8 was the longest passenger jet.
  8. This looks like an amazing plan

  9. Listens to a science radio show. "... birds..." "That's true, we can live vicariously through them."

    🤔 I did find the right show and it is about science, right?


  10. They said Avengers (infinity war/endgame) would be the biggest crossover in history. They forgot about Maxwell's Equations.


    But seriously, Maxwell was a genius! Bringing together 4 equations to describe both electric and magnetic phenomenon, realizing there must be some ∫B*ds for a surface inside a capacitor, finding the speed of E/M waves to be ~3x10^8 m/s which is the speed of light, then realizing for the first time E/M waves and light are connected!

  11. This thing is incredible! (Casio CA-53W)


    It's extremely thin, light, comfortable, it tells time, is a calculator, has a stopwatch, an alarm, and a second clock (other time zones I believe)!

  12. Your conclusion has pretty much been my thinking through my college journey so far. Whatever I'm doing now besides classes, that's not an alternative, but a means to a greater end.
  13. I'm not sure I can help with this. Make a new thread, there are a lot of people much more knowledgeable than myself on here! I'd make a thread in this section of the forum: https://linustechtips.com/main/forum/46-troubleshooting/ Also, it's probably a good idea to read through this before posting there.
  14. @Prince Tanbir Welcome to the forum! This thread is fairly old, and it's not directly related to your problem. You should start a new thread, that way more people see your problem and can help! I do have a couple tips, but I still reccomend starting a new thread! If it's running hot, it might be because fans are in the wrong direction, or maybe something to do with the way a cooler is installed. You should check the temperature using software like Open Hardware Monitor. If anything is over 80°C, you should probably change something about the cooling, but I doubt heat is the
  15. I've made a cyberbike. Thanks Tesla, you've given us a design language that any computer can handle.

    (I tried making this into a gif, but it didn't want to work. This quality is better anyway.)

    1. OJTheAviator


      Despite not being able to go to LTX20, I shall still do it. I'll just model the convention center in Blender, add a bunch of people enthusiasts carrying around computers, then smoothly animate my entrance to LTX and immediate demise due to sharp edges.

    2. CircleTech


      Also here's the funny thing about that design: you could probably make that today, pretty cheaply (granted you would have to use a gas powered motorcycle to save costs).


      Just take a cheap craigslist motorcycle, and 3D print/Bend metal in the shape of the design and bolt that to the bike.

    3. OJTheAviator


      I might have to learn to weld.

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  16. New Status Update


    Wednesday, March 25, 2020

    On being away from the Forum, learning Blender, and staying home.


    It's been a while since I've been on here continuously. The break has been nice, and I think I might start reading, reacting to, and creating status updates again. I've been doing more in Blender, and I'm really pleased with the results:





    I decided to get up to speed on modeling techniques, so I started following a doughnut guide on YouTube. I then jumped way ahead of and beyond the tutorial and made a plate, a table, another doughnut, and textures for all the aforementioned items. The above image uses de-noising, which I have mixed (leaning positive) feelings about. On the one hand, I get an image in 6 minutes about as clean as a 45 minute render. On the other hand, I think some of the detail in the doughnut texture is reduced here and there. To be fair, I used a node called "noise" to add texture, so it's not wrong of the de-noisier to de-detail. But while not wrong, it is still annoying.


    It's not so bad staying home. Sure, it's much nicer to be able to see people face to face, but at least I have the internet to connect me to those I'd otherwise hang out with. And, I'm learning blender, so there's at least one positive.


    I've missed at least several hundred status updates, and I'll honestly probably not catch up, so let me ask this: How's it going for LTT Forum users?


    1. CircleTech


      Ah yes, doughnuts. 


      Homer would be proud. 


      Tons of people take breaks from the forum. I've left the forum for 2+ months at a time. Like it or not, our status updates are basically social media. Sometimes you need to step away every so often. 

    2. Tech_Dreamer



      I've missed at least several hundred status updates, and I'll honestly probably not catch up, so let me ask this: How's it going for LTT Forum users?

      it's parrots everywhere man.

  17. Excited to help! It's been a while since I've looked at folding much. Is it best to set cause preference to "all" in this situation? Also, besides power use, is there any downside to folding with CPU as well as GPU? (BTW, if helpful, I'm running a GTX 1070 and i7 6700)
  18. I may take a forum break for a bit. Not that I post much anyway, but if I seem dead, I'm probably actually very alive.

    1. soldier_ph


      Alright, have a good one. Cya !

    2. Schnoz


      Enjoy your hiatus!

  19. I randomly decided to search for the terminal velocity of a squirrel, and this wonderful post came up:


  20. On floor one, presses the up elevator button. Elevator immediately goes to floor 2.



    1. greenmax


      How did it instantly go from floor one to floor two without  moving there first. Seems like a time/space warp travel, something from Star Trek.

  21. These sorts of trijets are the last in production. Got to see one land today:


    See below comment for extended specialized version.


    1. OJTheAviator




      If I remember correctly, tower asked me to line up and wait (taxi out onto the runway) right then, so I quickly stopped recording the cool jet. I could have finished, but I doubt the tower and 6 other Cessnas behind me cared enough about filming to wait. ?

      (Yes, there were at least 5 Cessnas waiting too, maybe more. It was a nice day, so nearly every plane at the flight school was booked)


      Wait, just realized I did cut off the last second or so. Don't really want to delete that paragraph.

      Same great look, but now with less troll!



    2. Den-Fi
    3. Mr.Meerkat


      Don't worry, the trijet Dassault Falcon is going nowhere soon. It actually has enough benefits to trade off the additional costs of the third engine when compared to the Bombardier or Gulfstream ;) 


      In other news, try holding short for a cargo 777 landing, in a 152. Kinda just sat there for 4 or so minutes for the wake turbulence to die down...

      Also, I once got to share the circuit with an A320. The tower definitely didn't have as much fun as me, as due to runway limitations for the A320 and crosswind limitations for me, we were using different, intersecting runways ?

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  22. TMBG is very good, currently listening to Birdhouse In Your Soul:
  23. Clicks on a Wikipedia article for Rural Internet.


    "There was an issue displaying this page"