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Jul 24th, 2014 at 5:52:59 pm

tcr! · Jul 24, 2014 at 5:52 pm

Michael Myers behind the clothes line

I suppose if I don’t want someone to feel paranoid then I shouldn’t act suspicious.

#michaelmyers

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Jul 24, 2014 at 7:54 pm

i'm just gonna try some things on. my face.

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tcr! tcr! · Jul 24, 2014 at 9:28 pm

Hellz yes. After Frankenstein, Michael Myers is my favorite horror villain.

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Jul 26, 2014 at 5:56 am

i don't always count him as horror but one of my favorite characters is Dr. Hannibal Lector. i should add that he falls on the "hero" side of my favorite characters.

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tcr! tcr! · Jul 27, 2014 at 9:05 am

By all means, the best villainy hero of our times.

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1111 · Oct 26, 2019 at 3:10 pm

Does this image have copyright? Can I use it for a project?

tcr! tcr! · Nov 2, 2019 at 9:19 am

I’m sure it does but I don’t have it or own the image.

1111 · Nov 2, 2019 at 11:33 am

OK, thank you.

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CAPTCHAs are stupid

tcr! · Jul 23, 2014 at 8:42 am

captcha table

Captchas are those scrambled words and box that some websites force you to deal with in order to complete their forms. Developers use them because they help stop the spambots from filling up their databases and email queues with junk data.

Why are they stupid? Because they shift the spambot problem away from the developers and onto the visitors.

The thing is — it’s not the visitor’s problem. It’s not my problem. It’s your problem and you, as a developer, should deal with it. I don’t care if you’re using my captcha response to digitize books or provide water for kids in Africa. Visitors shouldn’t be at the mercy of high-and-mighty developers who’d rather tinker with their controllers and models and database schemas. I’ve been witness and victim to too many lazy backend developers who unloaded their problems onto other people.

Developers: figure it out.

I know what you’re thinking — Facebook, Google, Twitter — the big boys all use them. Try this thinking instead: your users. Anything that stands in the way of an awesome experience that lands on my desk gets an automatic veto. It doesn’t matter if it adds another day or another week to the project. I don’t care about your development hurdles, I care about generating revenue and 100% of the time that depends on user experience.

The visitor interaction of whatever software you’re developing is what counts. Visitors fill out your forms because they want to interact with you, and more likely your boss. Capturing their data, making that process as simple as possible, that’s more important than not capturing the spambot’s.

#devhell #webdev

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Lawn with Pumpkins

tcr! · Jul 22, 2014 at 1:21 pm

I wouldn’t mind being at work if I could come home to this…

with pumpkins

#pumpkins

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Jul 27, 2014 at 8:44 pm

i love this photo

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tcr! tcr! · Jul 28, 2014 at 8:59 am

It reminds me of church in Ottumwa.. Can't remember which one.

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Jul 28, 2014 at 10:03 am

it looks like 5th and Market. The Episcopal church where we had Thursday night. Affectionately known as Red Door.

in the directors cut, the pumpkins were larvae, and they morphed into these things with long vines they used for strangling unsuspecting peters and pollies picking, and piling pumpkins not to mention peacocks, penguins and parrots, the odd pontiff parading his pool of prepubescent prayer boys.

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tcr! tcr! · Jul 31, 2014 at 7:26 am

In the producer's cut, the pumpkins were prisoners of the people's parish, pardons (presumed) were prolonged until popular voting in Prague resumed. Or maybe that was the pesky prequel.

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Boston Baked Beans

tcr! · Jul 20, 2014 at 10:40 pm

Quite possibly the best candy EVA.

boston baked beans quite possibly the best candy eva

#photos #foodies

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“Replicants Don’t Wear Plaid”

tcr! · Jul 19, 2014 at 12:11 pm

I’ve always thought Harrison Ford and Steve Martin had similar voices. So naturally, I decided the world needed a Blade Runner / Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid mashup.

#bladerunner #funnies #videos

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Jul 26, 2014 at 6:05 am

loved it. loved the notion, thanks for the work involved.
ya gott love the original.

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DEA warns FedEx not to ship illegal drugs for nearly a decade

tcr! · Jul 18, 2014 at 9:51 am

FedEx Indicted for Role in Distributing Prescription Drugs

FedEx Indicted for Role in Distributing Prescription Drugs

Prosecutors say that Congress, the Drug Enforcement Administration and other federal agencies warned FedEx for nearly a decade that their shipping services were being used to illegally distribute drugs like oxycodone and hydrocodone. However, prosecutors say, the largest cargo company in the world ignored the notices.

A decade of warnings before taking action? Sounds like me.

#meanwhile

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Jul 18, 2014 at 10:45 am

yeah, lemme know when the FINAL final notice is here

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tcr! tcr! · Jul 19, 2014 at 12:15 pm

I remember the police coming to my dad's house once with a warrant for me. It was only 6 months old and the county had dropped the charges 5 months earlier.

The hand of justice is mighty and swift.

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Jul 18th, 2014 at 8:38:52 am

tcr! · Jul 18, 2014 at 8:38 am

I hit every green light coming to work this morning. What the what is going on?

#trafficnews

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Jul 17th, 2014 at 11:02:35 pm

tcr! · Jul 17, 2014 at 11:02 pm

I just ate like two pounds of chocolate covered peanuts. I mean like what was I supposed to do?

#foodies

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Floor Sanding

tcr! · Jul 16, 2014 at 11:21 pm

So this was “a thing” tonight.

floor sanding 1

floor sanding 2

#photos #homeimprovement

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Jul 17, 2014 at 8:09 am

looks like a nice job.

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tism tism · Jul 17, 2014 at 9:03 pm

smoooooth

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tcr! tcr! · Jul 22, 2014 at 5:29 pm

Thanks guys!

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There is no intelligent life out there

tcr! · Jul 16, 2014 at 4:00 pm

The Fermi Paradox - Wait But WhyWait But Why

The Fermi Paradox - Wait But Why

When confronted with the topic of stars and galaxies, a question that tantalizes most humans is, “Is there other intelligent life out there?” Let’s put some numbers to it (if you don’t like numbers, just read the bold)—

As many stars as there are in our galaxy (100 – 400 billion), there are roughly an equal number of galaxies in the observable universe—so for every star in the colossal Milky Way, there’s a whole galaxy out there. All together, that comes out to the typically quoted range of between 1022 and 1024 total stars, which means that for every grain of sand on Earth, there are 10,000 stars out there.

The science world isn’t in total agreement about what percentage of those stars are “sun-like” (similar in size, temperature, and luminosity)—opinions typically range from 5% to 20%. Going with the most conservative side of that (5%), and the lower end for the number of total stars (1022), gives us 500 quintillion, or 500 billion billion sun-like stars.

There’s also a debate over what percentage of those sun-like stars might be orbited by an Earth-like planet (one with similar temperature conditions that could have liquid water and potentially support life similar to that on Earth). Some say it’s as high as 50%, but let’s go with the more conservative 22% that came out of a recent PNAS study. That suggests that there’s a potentially-habitable Earth-like planet orbiting at least 1% of the total stars in the universe—a total of 100 billion billion Earth-like planets.

So there are 100 Earth-like planets for every grain of sand in the world. Think about that next time you’re on the beach.

Moving forward, we have no choice but to get completely speculative. Let’s imagine that after billions of years in existence, 1% of Earth-like planets develop life (if that’s true, every grain of sand would represent one planet with life on it). And imagine that on 1% of those planets, the life advances to an intelligent level like it did here on Earth. That would mean there were 10 quadrillion, or 10 million billion intelligent civilizations in the observable universe.

Moving back to just our galaxy, and doing the same math on the lowest estimate for stars in the Milky Way (100 billion), we’d estimate that there are 1 billion Earth-like planets and 100,000 intelligent civilizations in our galaxy.[1]

SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) is an organization dedicated to listening for signals from other intelligent life. If we’re right that there are 100,000 or more intelligent civilizations in our galaxy, and even a fraction of them are sending out radio waves or laser beams or other modes of attempting to contact others, shouldn’t SETI’s satellite array pick up all kinds of signals?

But it hasn’t. Not one. Ever.

#cosmos

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Jul 21, 2014 at 4:23 am

i would like to recommend "Get a Grip on Physics" by John Gribbin, copyright 1999, Ivy Press, ISBN 0-7807-3748-7. It's accessible as all git out and has lots of pics. It gets a little intellectual when it arrives to the Quantum section and beyond, but if you paid attention to the first two chapters you should be fine.
i would also like to recommend, (who doesn't? for crying out loud?) "A Brief History of Time. The Updated And Expanded Tenth Anniversary Edition" by Stephen Hawking. Stephen's book is a lot more famous and you shouldn't need ISBN or anything.
VERY fucking accessible.
for that matter though, i'd also like to recommend "The Big Lebowski" by the Coen Brothers.
it's so fucking accessible you'll be wiping the caucasian off your upper ip.

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Jul 21, 2014 at 4:26 am

i'm sorry. i buried the headline. Hawking's book has a chapter on time travel. But read it all. Both books wouldn't take an entire weekend, including "coffee" breaks.

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