Just another lonely human imitating device talking to myself

11th April 2014 8:56:11 PM

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I’ve been playing some Minecraft:FTB and I came across the new research system in Thaumcraft 4.  I was trying to strike a balance between the tedium of writing out diagrams and the boredom of using the research helper when I came across GraphViz.
So here’s a network diagram of all the current aspects.  The arrows point from a compound aspect to those used to create it.  For researching notes, however, the direction of the arrow doesn’t matter.  You can hop from point to point and see how many steps that path takes.  Generally the farther right the aspect is, the more costly it is to make from the primal aspects.

I’ve been playing some Minecraft:FTB and I came across the new research system in Thaumcraft 4.  I was trying to strike a balance between the tedium of writing out diagrams and the boredom of using the research helper when I came across GraphViz.

So here’s a network diagram of all the current aspects.  The arrows point from a compound aspect to those used to create it.  For researching notes, however, the direction of the arrow doesn’t matter.  You can hop from point to point and see how many steps that path takes.  Generally the farther right the aspect is, the more costly it is to make from the primal aspects.

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6th April 2014 2:07:00 PM

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minus229k1:

Far away…
Pluto’s moon Charon is nearly half the size of the planet itself. It doesn’t rotate, which means the same side of pluto always sees the same side of Charon. 

It’s so amazing to think that the best images we have of Pluto and Charon are just a handful of pixels wide, and yet we know its size, composition, movement, and other things.
To clarify one thing, Charon does rotate, it’s just synchronous (or tidally locked) with Pluto, like our moon with Earth.  It makes me wonder (as someone without much background in this) if certain distances and rotation speeds are sought out by moons in a “path of least resistance” way.

minus229k1:

Far away…

Pluto’s moon Charon is nearly half the size of the planet itself. It doesn’t rotate, which means the same side of pluto always sees the same side of Charon. 

It’s so amazing to think that the best images we have of Pluto and Charon are just a handful of pixels wide, and yet we know its size, composition, movement, and other things.

To clarify one thing, Charon does rotate, it’s just synchronous (or tidally locked) with Pluto, like our moon with Earth.  It makes me wonder (as someone without much background in this) if certain distances and rotation speeds are sought out by moons in a “path of least resistance” way.

29th March 2014 1:20:40 PM

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Every time I play Diablo 3

  • Character: I'm badly wounded!
  • Me: Q! Q! Use a potion!
  • Character: Why would I do that?
  • Character: Hraaah!

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25th March 2014 6:39:45 PM

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Where I work there’s a customer satisfaction survey that asks our shoppers  to rate us in a number of factors by a 5-point scale: highly dissatisfied, dissatisfied, neither satisfied nor dissatisfied, satisfied, highly satisfied.

An average of 75% — this comes out to 1:1 between “satisfied” and “highly satisfied” if no lower choices are given — is considered really bad.  What’s passable is about a 7:3 ratio.

A person would think that being judicious about the survey, telling us which aspects are better than others, and saying “satisfied” most of the time would be considered good.  To a rational system, it would.  Not ours, and I bet not most stores and other places you might find these surveys.

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15th March 2014 12:03:43 AM

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6th March 2014 6:18:54 PM

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Diablo 3 item names are getting even weirder.
Academy Sink?  This wand is named after some dirty sink everyone in the academy uses.

Diablo 3 item names are getting even weirder.

Academy Sink?  This wand is named after some dirty sink everyone in the academy uses.

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5th March 2014 7:12:08 PM

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Downside of new D3 Patch:

  • Old equipment’s new relative worth signified by single-digit sales values.
  • Feel need to take advantage of auction house before it ends, but lost perspective on how.

Upsides of new D3 Patch:

  • Health potions almost twice as effective.
  • I now own 9,000 Demonic Essences.

Tagged: diablo 3loot 2.0tomes of secret were so inexpensive

3rd March 2014 6:01:33 PM

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A recap of last week on Teen Wolf.
It was a short episode.
I’m shipping Stiles \ Pillow Willow Tree
[Image credits to MTV and Windowbox.com]

A recap of last week on Teen Wolf.

It was a short episode.

I’m shipping Stiles \ Pillow Willow Tree

[Image credits to MTV and Windowbox.com]

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3rd March 2014 2:14:59 AM

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Hmm… Tumblr thinks I’m someone else who is possibly a mad woman.  I don’t quite know what to say.

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24th February 2014 10:35:00 PM

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Pyrite (or fool’s gold) can be found in sometimes very precise geometric shapes including cubes, octahedrons, and pentagonal dodecahedrons (it’s considered the only common mineral to take that last form).

Photos courtesy R. Weller/Cochise College

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Source: skywalker.cochise.edu