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  1. Curried chicken wings and a fat tire beer

    Frozen chicken wings, about $5 a pound at the local Winco. Defrosted half in the microwave for about 5 minutes. Rubbed on Olive oil, threw in the air fryer for about 30 minutes at 400 degrees (f)....

    Frozen chicken wings, about $5 a pound at the local Winco. Defrosted half in the microwave for about 5 minutes. Rubbed on Olive oil, threw in the air fryer for about 30 minutes at 400 degrees (f). Sprinkled on Tumeric, Paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper.

    Holy shit is this good.

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  2. Comment on Should we loosen the restrictions on psychedelics? in ~health

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    We should always loosen the restrictions on Psychedelics. Except of course, when we enter bat country.

    We should always loosen the restrictions on Psychedelics. Except of course, when we enter bat country.

    7 votes
  3. Comment on Favorite data visualization toolset? in ~comp

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    If I could ask you analysis guys a question. I know very little about the tools sets out there. Is there any need for a non-convex 3d hull turned into a triangle mesh? In other words, say you...

    If I could ask you analysis guys a question. I know very little about the tools sets out there. Is there any need for a non-convex 3d hull turned into a triangle mesh? In other words, say you started with a random distribution of points in 3d space, literally a cloud of points. Then performed a series non-convex (concave) hulls. Basically drawing a circle around the points on a plane so as to contain all points within a minimum size. Each plane would be set at a different angle, like segments in an orange. Once done, you calculate the required triangles to fit the segments. All points would be joined together in vertice based (kind of) sphere. Part of the calculation would be an Epsilon value that would determine whether a set of neighboring points formed a solid wall or contained a gap between them. By varying this Epsilon value, tunnels would appear within the hull that you could traverse through. The bigger the Epsilon, the more solid the final object.

    Does anyone use or need a visualization tool like this?

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  4. Comment on The amount of neighborhood fireworks this year in Las Vegas is much less than in years past in ~talk

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    As SuperHans has mentioned, we have the Moapa reservation here in Vegas. The Moapas got the short end of the stick (again), by being located 15 miles from the strip. So it is not like the Indian...

    As SuperHans has mentioned, we have the Moapa reservation here in Vegas. The Moapas got the short end of the stick (again), by being located 15 miles from the strip. So it is not like the Indian Casino biz is thriving for them. However, they are the only one allowed to sell the 'good' fireworks. People can bring their own fireworks there to set off on the giant circle-o-dirt. Maybe something like that would be good compromise.

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  5. Comment on The amount of neighborhood fireworks this year in Las Vegas is much less than in years past in ~talk

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    My daughter is at Moapa right now. Found a skimmer on the gas pump.

    My daughter is at Moapa right now. Found a skimmer on the gas pump.

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  6. The amount of neighborhood fireworks this year in Las Vegas is much less than in years past

    Used to sound like a war zone from the end of June on. Now almost nothing until the the 4th, and even then nothing like in the past years. Rents have been slowly climbing, maybe that has pushed...

    Used to sound like a war zone from the end of June on. Now almost nothing until the the 4th, and even then nothing like in the past years. Rents have been slowly climbing, maybe that has pushed out the young and reckless. Maybe it is facebook. How about your neck of the woods?

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  7. Comment on What's your current or upcoming project? in ~creative

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    You bet. No overhangs. The sensor is only good to +/- 1mm accuracy. So don't expect anything too fancy. I have two projects in mind for this: Terrain tiles, where you make a landscape out of clay...

    You bet. No overhangs. The sensor is only good to +/- 1mm accuracy. So don't expect anything too fancy.

    I have two projects in mind for this: Terrain tiles, where you make a landscape out of clay on a 6" x 6" tile.
    Once digitized, you can place them where you like. I have an artist brother who wants to build his own 3d race tracks but does not want to deal with 3d cad programs. This would work for him.

    The second is for an animation project. This would do character body fronts and backs, then glue them together in unity.

    I use the same 3d printer carcass for laser engraving. Am building a rotating mechanism to mark coffee cups. Could use it for the distance sensor. But this is testing the limits of my laziness.

  8. Comment on What's your current or upcoming project? in ~creative

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    Thank you. What drives you when you go on your photography trips? Do you have a particular image you want to capture, or do you lean more to 'happy accidents'?

    Thank you. What drives you when you go on your photography trips? Do you have a particular image you want to capture, or do you lean more to 'happy accidents'?

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  9. Comment on What's your current or upcoming project? in ~creative

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    I am working on a 3d scanner. I bought a prusa 3d printer kit from ebay for about $50. Attached an Adafruit time of flight distance sensor to it (another $15). The 3d printer comes with an...

    I am working on a 3d scanner. I bought a prusa 3d printer kit from ebay for about $50. Attached an Adafruit time of flight distance sensor to it (another $15). The 3d printer comes with an oversized Arduino board (ramps 1.4). So I have programmed the board to scan back and forth in an xy rectangle, while recording z data from the distance sensor. The plan is to start with a lump of clay, make what you want, then run the scanner over it, then turn that into Unity3d object.

    6 votes
  10. Comment on Open scientific research is a foundation of our age, but do you think that we may be coming to a time where it may become an existential threat to humanity? in ~talk

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    So much progress comes from serendipity. Someone will publish something that triggers a connection in another researcher's head. Remove this, and you remove a lot of life saving progress. You are...

    So much progress comes from serendipity. Someone will publish something that triggers a connection in another researcher's head. Remove this, and you remove a lot of life saving progress. You are not going wipe out black budget research by eliminating research for everyone else.

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  11. Comment on C# tutorials for begginers in ~comp

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    Encog is actually a very nice machine learning library for C#, especially for beginners. Very small amount of boiler plate required compared to other libraries. Only issue is no support for GPU....

    Encog is actually a very nice machine learning library for C#, especially for beginners. Very small amount of boiler plate required compared to other libraries. Only issue is no support for GPU.

    There is a plug-in available for Visual Studio called 'The Hybridizer' which allows you to write GPU code completely in C#. I am far too lazy to try to try to combine these two. But it would be a great project.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on Ark Pharm, a popular low-cost chemical supplier raided by the DEA and shut down. in ~science

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    Popular low cost low-cost chemical supplier raided by the Man. What was the chemical? fentanyl. oh.

    Popular low cost low-cost chemical supplier raided by the Man.

    What was the chemical?

    fentanyl.

    oh.

  13. Comment on What are your hobbies? in ~talk

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    Best hobby yet! To take something that is literally considered trash. Appreciate the way it works and the makers who created it, and turn it something that truly helps people. Hats off to you.

    Best hobby yet!

    To take something that is literally considered trash. Appreciate the way it works and the makers who created it, and turn it something that truly helps people. Hats off to you.

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  14. Comment on I'm no major fan of Mr Yudkowsky, but in my experience he got it right in this article re. moderation in ~tildes

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    A garden can also die from being too closed off. That being said, what is happening online is not just loud mouth fool accumulation, but a systematic poisoning and looting of the commons. Money is...

    A garden can also die from being too closed off. That being said, what is happening online is not just loud mouth fool accumulation, but a systematic poisoning and looting of the commons. Money is to be made by being a troll. Reputation systems seem to be the only protection against it.

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  15. Comment on Absence of geographic or political groups in ~tildes

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    Cancer is the right description, or perhaps viral infection. Russian bots actively search for any forum mentioning politics and sprout.

    Cancer is the right description, or perhaps viral infection. Russian bots actively search for any forum mentioning politics and sprout.

    2 votes
  16. Comment on Creating new groups? in ~tildes

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    Too many groups, too soon caused the demise of Imzy. I would argue new groups should be an admin feature for now.

    Too many groups, too soon caused the demise of Imzy. I would argue new groups should be an admin feature for now.

    10 votes