IRC logs of #boinc for Wednesday, 2009-02-11

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00:13 <jasong> I love it when the cpu is at 100% and the RAM wait times are listed as 0.0%

00:13 <jasong> DCing is more addictive than cigarettes to a brain like mine

00:14 <Soul_keeper> yup

00:15 <jasong> I can only imagine what would happen if I could get disciplined enough to actually learn some programming skills

00:16 <jasong> I'd probably be a bit like Rytis, adding extra projects just because I can :)

00:17 <jasong> I've got this dream of making a bit torrent protocol that doesn't need a central website

00:18 <jasong> Or how about an open-source version of cloud computing where people lease out their own hard drive space

00:19 <Soul_keeper> yeah good luck with that

00:20 <jasong> I think they already have a version of that second one, the name of the program escapes me though

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00:53 <Soul_keeper> i see how it is MTughan

00:54 <MTughan> I ain't racist.

00:54 <Soul_keeper> who said you were ?

00:55 <MTughan> And I don't support racism, like that channel was.

00:55 <Soul_keeper> how do you figure that ?

00:55 <Soul_keeper> are canadians really that sensitive ?

00:55 <MTughan> I'm sure not all of them are. But I am.

00:55 <Soul_keeper> joke around a bit and you get all utopian on me

00:56 * jasong feels like he missed something

00:56 <MTughan> jasong: Don't worry about it. It was another channel.

00:56 <Soul_keeper> i'm just a proud american

00:56 <MTughan> How is it utopian that I don't consider hispanics to be sh*t?

00:57 <efc> I think that legally, we can hate Canadians

00:57 <Soul_keeper> yeah i hate mexicans and canadians

00:57 <jasong> Yeah, it's a constitutional right, like that right to abortion. ;)

00:57 <efc> The Canadians don't even make any decent food

00:57 <jasong> Canadian bacon?

00:57 <MTughan> No, we inherit it from all other nations.

00:57 <efc> When was the last time you went to a Canadian restaurant?

00:58 <MTughan> That's a main thing that separates us from America. US uses the melting pot. You come, you become American (well, in theory).

00:59 <jasong> How come we want to put up a fence to keep the Mexicans out, can't the Canadians steal our jobs, too?

00:59 <MTughan> Here, you come to Canada, you keep your nationality. You were Italian before? Stay Italian. Indian? Stay Indian.

00:59 <MTughan> Yes, but Canada is faring better than the US. :P

00:59 <jasong> Ooooh, which Indian, though?

00:59 <MTughan> That, and we make a lot of your cars.

01:00 <Soul_keeper> yeah but canadians are weak

01:00 <MTughan> I think there's a lot of Punjabi where I live around Toronto.

01:00 <jasong> Are Canadian Indians still called Native American?

01:01 <MTughan> The Natives? Yeah.

01:01 <MTughan> Know why they were called Indians?

01:01 <jasong> Because Columbus was an ijit

01:01 <MTughan> Christopher Columbus didn't want to look like a complete a$$hole to his crew.

01:01 <jasong> oh, he did it intentionally?

01:01 <jasong> interesting

01:02 <MTughan> I think so. Maybe he was misled too.

01:02 * efc throws some gasoline on this fire

01:02 <MTughan> I think by that point, they knew the circumference of the earth, so they would've been able to tell how long they should've sailed.

01:03 <efc> I seem to recall Chris thought the world was a lot smaller than it is

01:03 <Soul_keeper> i think columbus was a canadian ...

01:03 <jasong> If they knew the circumfrence, wouldn't it have been smarter just to sail around AFrica?

01:03 <jasong> (I suck at geography)

01:04 <MTughan> Soul_keeper: What? Columbus was British, I think...

01:04 <Soul_keeper> no he was spanish

01:04 <efc> If they wanted to go to India, I guess so

01:04 <efc> MTughan: Close, he was British Columbian

01:05 <MTughan> Ah yes, that's right... European, at least.

01:05 <jasong> And while we're on nationality, how close are Australian aborigines to Africans?  Could they qualify as a separate race when the DNA is compared?

01:05 <Soul_keeper> and he was a slave master, had a couple more voyages to the americas that you never hear about

01:05 <jasong> I'm just throwing that out there

01:06 <Soul_keeper> columbus owned one of the carribean islands or something, untill he started cutting people's hands off and doing public executions

01:07 <Soul_keeper> canadians don't know about history tho

01:07 <jasong> Yeah, it's not much of a vacation spot when that starts happening

01:07 <MTughan> I didn't take history in high school, although I wish I had.

01:07 <Soul_keeper> they don't have education in canada ?

01:07 <MTughan> I took geography instead, still haven't quite figured out why...

01:08 <jasong> You're sitting out sipping a fancy drink, some guy comes up and cuts your hand off

01:08 <Soul_keeper> :)

01:08 <jasong> That would reduce the value of that vacation spot pretty quick

01:09 <jasong> I don't know much about history either.  Like, did Adam and Eve get to ride the Tyrannosauras Rex?

01:10 <efc> Lesson learned: Do not de-handipate the tourists

01:10 <jasong> And why doesn't the whole apple trick work anymore?

01:10 <efc> jasong: I think there's a creationist exhibit in Kentucky or somewhere like that, where you can see similar exibits :)

01:10 <jasong> I'm pretty sure my knowledge of good and evil is incomplete

01:13 <efc>

01:13 <Romulus> Title: Creation Museum - Creation, Evolution, Science, Dinosaurs, Family, Christian Worldview - Creation Museum (at

01:14 * efc tosses additional kerosene on the fir

01:21 <Tidus> on the fir?

01:21 <efc> Its a very hot tree.

01:21 <Tidus> ah ok

01:22 <MTughan> Is it in Australia?

01:22 <efc> Really terrible stuff there right now..

01:22 <Soul_keeper> efc, you're incharge of these kids i gtg

01:23 <Tidus> howdy MTughan

01:23 <MTughan> 'lo Tidus

01:24 <efc> Ok. Everybody to their rooms, lights out, I'm nailing the baby sitter

01:24 <Tidus> rofl

01:24 <Tidus> been there, done that.

01:25 <MTughan> rofl...

01:25 <Romulus> <> (at

01:26 * efc misses the comic strips

01:26 <MTughan> IIRC...

01:27 <Romulus> Title: xkcd - A Webcomic - Cover-Up (at

01:27 <MTughan> Yep. :)

01:27 <efc> The Atlanta paper stopped delivery in our area. Can't even by the paper at stores.

01:28 <efc> So no Sunday comics :(

01:28 <Tidus> that sucks

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01:29 <efc> You can still get it in the mail, two days late, for triple the cost, if you want

01:30 <Tidus>

01:30 <Romulus> Title: xkcd - A Webcomic - Base System (at

01:30 <Tidus> that one made me laugh

01:30 <MTughan> lol...

01:30 <Romulus> <> (at

01:31 <efc> Sheesh, thats complicated

01:31 <Tidus> efc: the base system?

01:31 <efc> Yes

01:32 <Tidus> i had to put some music on

01:32 <Tidus> drowning out the 'drip drip dripdripdrip' in my bedroom floor.

01:32 <MTughan> Try the second one I posted. Use it to explain football to the women in your lives.

01:33 <MTughan> :P

01:33 <efc> Couldn't he have the decency to dream up a base I've been on

01:33 <efc> What does getting punched out count as?

01:33 <Tidus> right side foul maybe?

01:34 <MTughan> I was going to say catcher, but that works too.

01:34 <Tidus> i'd think straight back as well now that you mention it

01:34 <efc> Anybody decoded that binary junk?

01:35 <MTughan> What binary junk?

01:35 <Tidus> right past 'your base' on the right side

01:40 <Tidus> i think i've been on most every one of those bases...

01:40 <MTughan> Well, I gotta hit the sack...

01:40 <Tidus> alright man sleep well

01:42 <efc> it says "base 2"

01:44 <Tidus> lol

01:46 <efc> NapoleOn's forces?

01:46 <Tidus> not sure on that one.

01:56 <jasong> This Phelps situation is confusing the hell out of me.

01:56 <jasong> I've always been taught to be healthy you should eat right and avoid smoking

01:56 <jasong> he set the record for Olympic records, or came close, and abused both those things

01:57 <efc> Nexy Olympics you'll see him floatingin circles  and eating nachos..

01:57 <jasong> So, what am I supposed to conclude from this?  The rulebook most of us are allowed to see is crap?

01:58 <efc> I thought he did eat right, for what he is doing, as for the smoke, its probably not instantly fatal as we were taught in school

01:59 <jasong> Well, he had a bunch of energy drinks every day, but i guess it's okay in the short term

01:59 <jasong> I'd be a lot happier if he'd just fall over dead, because right now I'm just confused

01:59 <Tidus> lol

02:03 <efc> there was an interesting show on the history channel charting the progress of weed and amphetamines as controlled substances

02:04 <efc> There was some beaurocrat who almost singlehandedly got marij. banned, making up all sorts of crazy lies before congress, after about 10 years they had enough and banned it

02:04 <efc> meanwhile amphetamines remained fashionable and prescibed often as a pick me up

02:04 <efc> And they are probably more harmful, addictive, etc

02:07 <efc> Once the govt sets on a path, nothing is going to stop it

02:08 <Tidus> the government has changed its stance on marij. several times in the last 40 years

02:14 <efc> I dunno, a year or two ago, they sent out the swat team, helicopters, every officer in the county, to a guy who had 1 (one) plant in his garden

02:15 <efc> seems like overkill to me, shoulda issued him a $25 fine and taken it

02:15 <Tidus> lol

02:16 <Tidus> they got bigger stuff to fry around where i live

02:16 <efc> I think they do here, too, and they'd rather do the easy stuff

02:16 <Tidus> they got one of the largest meth centers in the US in this county

02:16 <Tidus> most of their time is spent shutting those down

02:16 <efc> Get to goose-step around while not taking any risk or upsetting status quo

02:23 <jasong> Does meth actually have a recipe?

02:23 <jasong> I don't know much about it, but it sounds pretty insane

02:30 <efc> I think it does

02:30 <efc> couple of chemistry profs were teaching it at a college in georgia.. they got in 'trouble' hehe

02:36 <mchelen1> sure most organic chemistry has a defined procedure

02:36 <mchelen1> if someone is taking o chem, they probably are not drug dealers anyway ;)

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02:46 <efc> heh, reading about a 747 incident where they lost control, went supersonic in a powered dive, pulled out at 9500 feet, doing 5.1 g's

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02:56 <efc>

02:56 <Romulus> <> (at

02:58 <efc> that plane is still in service

03:02 <ELGono> mo ed

03:02 <ELGono> &weather meiningen, germany

03:02 <Romulus> ELGono: Temperature: 28°F / -2°C | Humidity: 100% | Pressure: 29.62in / 1003hPa | Conditions: Light Snow | Wind Direction: WNW | Wind Speed: 8mph / 13km/h | Updated: 8:50 AM CET; Chance of Snow. High:32 F.; Chance of Snow. Low:22 F.; Chance of Snow. High:32 F.; Chance of Snow. Low:22 F.; Chance of Snow. High:28 F.; Chance of Snow. Low:22 F.;

03:21 <efc> moo ELG

03:23 <ELGono> winter again :(

03:23 <ELGono> looks like it won't end this year

03:32 <efc> Ask your groundhog

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03:33 <CoderForLife> plink

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03:34 <efc> moo cfl

03:34 <CoderForLife> moo efc

03:35 <efc> 3 tornados in OK

03:35 <CoderForLife> I'm just reading that

03:36 <CoderForLife> "Muzak files for bankruptcy"

03:37 <efc> Sheesh

03:37 <CoderForLife> &wx 45140

03:37 <Romulus> CoderForLife: Temperature: 52.8F / 11.6C | Humidity: 92% | Pressure: 29.79in / 1008.7hPa (Falling) | Conditions: Light Rain | Wind Direction: WSW | Wind Speed: 1.3mph / 2.1km/h ; Overnight - Showers. Near steady temperatures in the mid 50s. South winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 100 percent.; Wednesday - Showers likely in the morning...then showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Some (2 more messages)

03:37 <efc> All the elevators are downloading their music for free now

03:38 <CoderForLife> I bet they've set up some music swapping web site

03:38 <CoderForLife> &more

03:38 <Romulus> CoderForLife: thunderstorms may be severe. Locally heavy rainfall possible in the afternoon. Windy with highs in the lower 60s. South winds 20 to 30 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph...increasing to 60 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 100 percent.; Wednesday Night - Mostly cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms likely in the evening...then a chance of showers after midnight. Some thunderstorms may be severe. (1 more message)

03:39 <CoderForLife> &more

03:39 <Romulus> CoderForLife: Windy and much colder with lows in the mid 30s. West winds 20 to 30 mph. Gusts up to 60 mph... decreasing to 50 mph after midnight. Chance of rain 70 percent.; High Wind Warning, High Wind Watch for Hamilton County in effect until 7:00 AM EST on February 12, 2009;

03:43 <efc> I didn't know that the credit card companies packaged debt and resold it, like the banks were doing with mortages

03:43 <efc> I guess pulling 25% interest wasn't enough for them

03:44 <CoderForLife> I smell money

03:45 <efc> sell $100 of debt for $115

03:46 <CoderForLife> hmm

03:47 <CoderForLife> I seem to have a bug in this fprintf that I can't locate

03:48 <efc> ("%s %s", "you", "suck")

03:49 <CoderForLife> probably a compiler bug - couldn't be me

03:52 * CoderForLife busts his huge fprintf into little pieces

04:01 <CoderForLife> apparently the format part was too long

04:01 <efc> I don't think i'd want to be chief counsel for that peanut company around now

04:02 <CoderForLife> indeed

04:03 <jasong> I wonder how many people got sick because of that?

04:03 <jasong> I know people died, but how many wished they were dead?

04:04 <jasong> sorry, that's morbid

04:04 <efc> I heard.. don't remember, but dozens at least

04:05 <jasong> Well, George Bush managed to torture people(indirectly) without getting punished, so these guys might just get a slap on the wrist

04:06 <CoderForLife> the only torture W dispensed was his halting style of public speaking

04:06 <jasong> Yeah, that was no fun

04:07 <CoderForLife> it was like one long William Shatner imitation

04:07 <jasong> Captain Kirk was never that baed

04:07 <jasong> lol

04:07 <efc> Its just the Language of the Dea

04:07 <efc> l

04:07 <CoderForLife> speaking of deal

04:08 <CoderForLife> brb breakfast, and turn off the alarm in the bedroom

04:14 <CoderForLife> b

04:20 <efc> goodayight

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05:19 <CoderForLife> looking like it might be a wild weather day

05:20 <CoderForLife> off to w@#%

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05:27 <Tank-Master> hf @ w#$%

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06:31 <hawmps> 'lo

06:32 <wdsmia> &wx 50319

06:32 <Romulus> wdsmia: Temperature: 36.2F / 2.3C | Humidity: 80% | Pressure: 29.65in / 1003.9hPa (Rising) | Conditions: Mostly Cloudy | Wind Direction: NNW | Wind Speed: 0.0mph / 0.0km/h ; Today - Cloudy until late afternoon then becoming partly sunny. Colder. High in the lower 40s. Northwest wind 15 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.; Tonight - Partly cloudy. Low in the mid 20s. Northwest wind 15 to 20 mph (1 more message)

06:32 <wdsmia> &more

06:32 <Romulus> wdsmia: shifting to the west around 10 mph after midnight.; Thursday - Partly sunny. High in the mid 40s. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.; Flood Warning for Polk County in effect until 6:00 AM CST on February 13, 2009;

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07:55 <hawmps> &wx 12020

07:55 <Romulus> hawmps: Temperature: 33.4F / 0.8C | Humidity: 88% | Pressure: 29.77in / 1008.0hPa (Falling) | Conditions: Clear | Wind Direction: ENE | Wind Speed: 0.0mph / 0.0km/h ; Today - Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers this afternoon. Highs in the lower 50s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.; Tonight - Showers. Lows in the lower 40s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain near 100 (2 more messages)

07:55 <hawmps> &more

07:55 <Romulus> hawmps: percent.; Thursday - Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. A chance of snow showers in the afternoon. Breezy with highs in the mid 40s. Temperature falling to around 40 in the afternoon. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph...increasing to west 20 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.; Areal Flood Watch for Saratoga County (1 more message)

07:55 <hawmps> &more

07:55 <Romulus> hawmps: in effect until 12:00 AM EST on February 13, 2009;

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11:04 <CoderForLife> plink

11:04 <hawmps> sorked

11:04 <hawmps> and sporked even

11:08 <CoderForLife> ack - this one is bad

11:08 <CoderForLife> plink

11:09 <CoderForLife> attempt to mod_proxy at one of my internal share names

11:09 <CoderForLife> I don't expose shares through the firewall, but how did they know the name?

11:10 <CoderForLife> hmm

11:11 <CoderForLife> they got a 404 Method not allowed

11:11 <CoderForLife> er 405

11:12 <CoderForLife> well - other fishes to fry atm - running errands at lunchtime before returning to w@#%

11:12 <CoderForLife> laterz

11:41 * hawmps skips fis fry for taco bell...

11:42 <MTughan>

11:42 <Romulus> <> (at

11:49 <up365> &wx  08232

11:49 <Romulus> up365: Temperature: 66.4F / 19.1C | Humidity: 41% | Pressure: 29.80in / 1009.0hPa (Falling) | Conditions: Partly Cloudy | Wind Direction: South | Wind Speed: 15.4mph / 24.8km/h ; This Afternoon - Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid to upper 60s. South winds around 10 mph.; Tonight - Showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms. Becoming windy with lows in the mid 40s. Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph. (1 more message)

11:50 <up365> &more

11:50 <Romulus> up365: Gusts up to 35 mph...increasing to 45 mph after midnight. Chance of rain 70 percent.; Thursday - Mostly sunny and very windy. Highs in the mid 50s. West winds 20 to 25 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.;

11:58 <MTughan> lol... Experiment a comic author did on Twitter last night. He has this insulting bird he uses when he doesn't have a normal comic to post.

11:58 <MTughan> Created the character on Twitter, and kept up the behaviour. "it's an interesting experiment, actually. I've never had to creatively insult so many people before."

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16:15 <xcamel> re-hi

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16:34 <CoderForLife> re-hi

16:34 <CoderForLife> sun coming out behind the front

16:34 * CoderForLife looks for a rainbow

16:36 <CoderForLife> so congress gives the banks $350B with no strings attached, then hauls them in to ask them how they spent the money and "what were they thinking"

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16:57 <xcamel> lots of wind?

16:57 <CoderForLife> they had warnings of 70mph in SE Indiana - that expired at 3:30

16:58 <xcamel> looks like it will hit here overnight

16:58 <CoderForLife> the front has slipped past, but nor indication of anything more than light breezes so far

16:58 <CoderForLife> maybe they were wrong

16:58 * CoderForLife does cartwheels

16:59 <CoderForLife> I haven't looked at an isobars map

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17:14 <CoderForLife> $789B

17:16 * CoderForLife apologizes to his as-yet-unborn great grandchildren

17:16 <Tidus> well my night sucked...

17:16 <Tidus> well not, really sucked... just dripped. a lot.

17:16 <CoderForLife> lol

17:16 <Tidus> had to get up every 20 minutes and empty a bucket

17:17 <CoderForLife> ugh

17:17 <xcamel> ungood

17:17 <Tidus> yeah, apparently the roof has a hole or 3

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17:17 <Tidus> and one of them happens to be right in the middle of my bedroom

17:17 <xcamel> roofs do that

17:17 <xcamel> when you least want it

17:18 <Tidus> i either need to devise a system that allows me to channel the water back out the window, or a bigger bucket

17:18 <CoderForLife> um - you could fix the roof...

17:18 <Tidus> this 5 gallon ice cream tub will fill in 20 minutes

17:18 <wdsmia> lol

17:18 <Tidus> CoderForLife: not my house, lol

17:18 <CoderForLife> ugh  - weather sirens

17:19 <xcamel> really?

17:19 <CoderForLife> really

17:19 <CoderForLife> switching to local weather bulletins

17:19 <xcamel> looks like it already went by...

17:20 <xcamel> ah.. one ugly little cell..

17:20 <Tidus> the rain's past us here... switching to snow friday

17:20 <xcamel> sw of you...

17:20 <CoderForLife> yeah that a snarky one

17:20 <xcamel> south of the city

17:20 <CoderForLife> I was looking at it

17:20 <CoderForLife> we have a tornado watch already

17:20 <xcamel> she's a movin

17:20 <CoderForLife> before the sirens

17:21 <CoderForLife> wow that's fast

17:22 <CoderForLife> sirens winding down

17:22 <CoderForLife> I don't think that's going to slip south of me

17:23 <CoderForLife> I may catch the northern tip

17:24 * CoderForLife gives up on TV doppler sites, switches to NWS

17:25 <CoderForLife> severe thunderstorm warning until 6:00pm

17:25 <CoderForLife> good news is it won't last long - moving too fast

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17:29 <CoderForLife> 40 minutes away

17:29 <CoderForLife> it's plotted to run right over me

17:29 <MTughan_> Tornado, or big storm?

17:29 * Tidus readies the stretcher for CoderForLife.

17:29 <CoderForLife> severe t-storm cell

17:29 <MTughan_> Ouch.

17:30 <Tidus> all the rain's past me

17:30 <CoderForLife> 40 minutes to back edge of cell

17:32 <wdsmia> &wx 50319

17:32 <Romulus> wdsmia: Temperature: 37.6F / 3.1C | Humidity: 75% | Pressure: 29.79in / 1008.7hPa (Rising) | Conditions: Overcast | Wind Direction: West | Wind Speed: 8.0mph / 12.9km/h ; Tonight - Partly cloudy. Low in the upper 20s. West wind 10 to 20 mph.; Thursday - Mostly sunny. High in the mid 40s. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.; Thursday Night - Partly cloudy. Low in the mid 20s. (1 more message)

17:32 <wdsmia> &more

17:32 <Romulus> wdsmia: North wind near 5 mph.; Winter Storm Watch for Polk County in effect until 12:00 AM CST on February 14, 2009; Flood Warning for Polk County in effect until 10:00 AM CST on February 14, 2009;

17:32 * CoderForLife goes to look out front windpw

17:32 <CoderForLife> ooooo yeah - it's fugly

17:33 <CoderForLife> back from the COunch

17:33 <CoderForLife> Couch

17:33 <zombie67> &wx 89450

17:33 <Romulus> zombie67: Temperature: 26.0F / -3.3C | Humidity: 70% | Pressure: 30.21in / 1022.9hPa (Falling) | Conditions: Mostly Cloudy | Wind Direction: SSE | Wind Speed: 9.0mph / 14.5km/h ; Today - Brisk with scattered snow showers in the morning...then snow in the afternoon. Snow accumulation up to 2 inches with 2 to 4 inches above 7000 feet. Highs 24 to 34. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph (2 more messages)

17:33 <zombie67> &more

17:33 <Romulus> zombie67: in the morning. Ridge gusts up to 65 mph decreasing to 50 mph in the afternoon.; Tonight - Snow. Snow accumulation of 3 to 6 inches...with 4 to 8 inches above 7000 feet. Lows 4 to 14. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.; Thursday - Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly cloudy with a slight chance of snow showers. Highs 24 to 34. Southwest winds around 10 mph.; Winter Weather Advisory (1 more message)

17:34 <zombie67> &more

17:34 <Romulus> zombie67: for Washoe County in effect until 4:00 AM PST on February 12, 2009;

17:35 <Tidus> &weather 65647

17:35 <Romulus> Tidus: Temperature: 45.8F / 7.7C | Humidity: 80% | Pressure: 29.99in / 1015.5hPa (Rising) | Conditions: Overcast | Wind Direction: West | Wind Speed: 5.0mph / 8.0km/h ; Late This Afternoon - Partly cloudy. Temperatures falling to the lower 40s. Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph.; Tonight - Colder. Mostly clear. Lows around 30. West winds around 10 mph in the evening becoming light after midnight.; (1 more message)

17:35 <Tidus> &more

17:35 <Romulus> Tidus: Thursday - Warmer. Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming partly sunny. Highs around 60. South winds around 10 mph.;

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17:38 <CoderOnTheCouch> nearly 13,000 without power

17:38 <Romulus> <> (at

17:38 <CoderOnTheCouch> getting dark again

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17:39 <xcamel> seems to happen every day here...

17:40 <Soul_keeper> tire chains on my riding lawn mower !! now what !!!

17:40 <CoderOnTheCouch> heavy rain

17:40 <CoderOnTheCouch> big thunder knocked it loose

17:41 <CoderOnTheCouch> BTW, my cable connection is not on UPS, so...

17:41 <Tidus> cant be no worse than when lightning struck my uncle's radio antenna... while he was holding the radio

17:41 <CoderOnTheCouch> did he get enlightened?

17:41 <Tidus> no, but the radio blew up in his hand

17:42 <Tidus> and there was a wet spot in the floor directly under him

17:42 <CoderOnTheCouch> my father-in-law's radio did the same one time

17:42 <CoderOnTheCouch> very expensive to fix

17:43 <Tidus> that storm took a toll on my uncle's insurance company :P

17:43 <Tidus> took out the computer, half his radio equipment, the tv, microwave ...

17:43 <CoderOnTheCouch> 15,000 out

17:44 <Tidus> took out the satellite receiver

17:44 <xcamel> been there, done that.

17:44 <Tidus> and this was one of the old C band satellite systems... 6.5 foot dish that you had to rotate

17:45 <CoderOnTheCouch> 5 minutes to heaviest rain

17:45 <xcamel> I still have one - 12' dish

17:45 <Tidus> it still work?

17:45 <xcamel> C/Ku

17:45 <xcamel> indeed it does.

17:46 <Tidus> still use it? lol

17:46 <xcamel> now and then.. of the cable goes out.

17:46 <Tidus> cool.

17:46 <xcamel> motorola 4DTv with an HD sidecar

17:47 <xcamel> I have an old mpeg2 "wild feed" converter too..

17:47 <Tidus> right now my tv service is just a simple pair of rabbit ears

17:47 <xcamel> bet the rabbit is pissed...

17:48 <Tidus> i get ... 15 stations i think?

17:48 <Tidus> 3 analog 12 dtv

17:48 <xcamel> guess I should get around to installing this new scsi cable, and making a couple config changes...

17:48 <xcamel> bbiab...

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17:50 * CoderOnTheCouch looks at back edge of cell against the bright sky

17:50 <CoderOnTheCouch> I see no wall cloud

17:51 <Tidus> well, that's a good thing i guess

17:51 <CoderOnTheCouch> I have never met a wall cloud I liked

17:52 <CoderOnTheCouch> NASCAR - point being....

17:57 <CoderOnTheCouch> about 20000 out

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17:57 <CoderOnTheCouch> pretty mild, all in all

17:57 <CoderOnTheCouch> looked uglier

17:58 <Tidus> lol

18:00 <jasong> Got a headline in Ubuntu,"US banks defend bailout spending"

18:01 <jasong> gee, I wonder why that is

18:01 <jasong> Stupid reporter

18:02 <jasong> You ever notice that the better informed you are about a news story, the stupider the reporting tends to look?

18:02 <jasong> Makes me think I should just quit getting my news from mainstream media

18:02 <Tidus> i quit doing that a long time ago

18:03 <jasong> What do you do for local news?

18:03 <jasong> Or is that a different beast?

18:04 <jasong> On Heroes, the plane crashed in Arkansas, I forget where.  That was my favorite part of the show

18:05 <Tidus> for local news i just turn on the tv and watch the local statinos

18:05 <Tidus> around here, the reporters aren't stupid ppl trying to make it to national

18:05 <Tidus> they're honest folk like yourself and I, just getting the relevant bits out

18:05 <jasong> makes sense

18:06 <Tidus> i live in a small town of ~3000 people

18:07 <MTughan> O_O

18:07 <Romulus> <> (at

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18:08 * Tidus really needs to set kde to open links in firefox, not kfmexec

18:08 <Tidus> running kde 4.2 on debian sid

18:09 <Tidus> O.O !!?? what the crap?

18:09 <Tidus> an amish hummer

18:09 <MTughan> That's what I thought too...

18:09 <Tidus> ?

18:09 <MTughan> Who knows.

18:09 <MTughan> The article:

18:09 <Romulus> <> (at

18:10 <xcamel> specter - snowe - collins - MORONS!

18:17 <Tidus> those are some old school rims though

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18:17 <MTughan> lol

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18:21 <xcamel>

18:21 <Romulus> <> (at

18:22 <Tidus> '70' walks up and says 'Hey! A package!' ... package blows up. what remains?

18:24 <Tidus> 7, 5, and 2.

18:25 <jasong> Here's a question, should Australian aborigines and blacks count as the same race?

18:25 <jasong> I mean Africans

18:26 <Tidus> that one i'm not too sure about

18:26 <xcamel> aborigines and African blacks are not in the least bit related

18:27 <jasong> Yes, but are they considered different races right now? (not sure, myself)

18:27 <xcamel> two entirely different haplogroups

18:27 <xcamel> so yes

18:28 <jasong> What are they called?  i know the official term for Africans is Negro, but what is it term for the aborigines?

18:29 <xcamel> "Austroloid"

18:30 <xcamel> albeit an arcane term

18:30 <jasong> lol, and Negro isn't?

18:30 <jasong> :)

18:31 * jasong wonders if an aborigine looks different enough for an American black to realize he isn't in the same race

18:31 <jasong> average aborigine, I mean

18:33 <xcamel> major differences

18:34 <jasong> Are you familiar with that aboriginal character on Heroes?  Is he a Negro playing an Austroloid, or is he an actual Austroloid?

18:34 <jasong> He looks like a "regular" black to me

18:36 <jasong> I have trouble with faces, even in my own race, so I can't tell

18:38 <jasong> Okay, I'm obviously freaking people out, so I'm going to go find out what the heck a kernel call is. c-ya later

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18:51 <xcamel> &wx 12074

18:51 <Romulus> xcamel: Temperature: 43.8F / 6.6C | Humidity: 92% | Pressure: 29.70in / 1005.6hPa (Falling) | Conditions: Overcast | Wind Direction: SSE | Wind Speed: 0.0mph / 0.0km/h ; Tonight - Showers likely this evening...then showers after midnight. Patchy fog. Lows in the lower 40s. South winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain near 100 percent.; Thursday - Showers likely in the morning...then a chance of (2 more messages)

18:51 <xcamel> &more

18:51 <Romulus> xcamel: showers in the afternoon. Windy with highs in the mid 40s. Temperature falling to around 40 in the afternoon. Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph...becoming west 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 60 percent.; Thursday Night - Mostly cloudy. A chance of snow or rain showers in the evening. Windy and much cooler with lows in the mid 20s. (1 more message)

18:52 <xcamel> &more

18:52 <Romulus> xcamel: West winds 25 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph...becoming northwest 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.; Areal Flood Watch for Saratoga County in effect until 12:00 AM EST on February 13, 2009; Wind Advisory for Saratoga County in effect until 12:00 AM EST on February 13, 2009;

19:02 <Tank-Master> &wx pdx

19:02 <Tank-Master> &more

19:02 <Romulus> Tank-Master: Error: That's all, there is no more.

19:02 <Tank-Master> &more

19:02 <Romulus> Tank-Master: Temperature: 45F / 7C | Humidity: 58% | Pressure: 30.09in / 1019hPa (Rising) | Conditions: Mostly Cloudy | Wind Direction: ESE | Wind Speed: 13mph / 20km/h ; Tonight - Decreasing clouds. Patchy fog overnight. Lows around 30. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph except east 15 to 20 mph near The Gorge...becoming light overnight.; Thursday - Partly sunny in the morning...then mostly cloudy. Areas (1 more message)

19:02 <Romulus> Tank-Master: of fog in the morning. A slight chance of rain or snow in the afternoon near the Coast Range. Highs 40 to 45. Light wind becoming east 5 to 15 mph in the afternoon...except 15 to 20 mph near The Gorge.; Thursday Night - Snow and rain likely. Local snow accumulation up to 1 inch. Lows 30 to 35. East wind 10 to 15 mph except 15 to 25 mph near The Gorge.;

19:02 <KathrynM> I've risen, but I ain't gonna shine.

19:02 <KathrynM> &wx ulsan

19:02 <Romulus> KathrynM: Temperature: 37°F / 3°C | Humidity: 60% | Pressure: 30.01in / 1016hPa | Conditions: Clear | Wind Direction: North | Wind Speed: 2mph / 4km/h | Updated: 8:00 AM KST; Unknown. High:46 F.; Clear. Low:41 F.; Scattered Clouds. High:58 F.; Chance of Rain. Low:56 F.; Rain. High:60 F.; Chance of Rain. Low:46 F.;

19:02 <MTughan> 'lo KathrynM

19:02 <Tank-Master> KM!

19:02 <KathrynM> mornin

19:03 <CoderOnTheCouch> hey K

19:05 <MTughan> CoderOnTheCouch: How's the weather now?

19:05 <CoderOnTheCouch> it has quieted down - some strong wind gusts

19:07 <xcamel> mostly a miss?

19:07 <CoderOnTheCouch> yeah - thankfully

19:07 <CoderOnTheCouch> wind warning ends at 5am

19:09 <CoderOnTheCouch> &wx 45140

19:09 <Romulus> CoderOnTheCouch: Temperature: 49.6F / 9.8C | Humidity: 76% | Pressure: 29.40in / 995.5hPa (Rising) | Conditions: Overcast | Wind Direction: ENE | Wind Speed: 1.3mph / 2.1km/h ; Tonight - Showers and thunderstorms this evening. A chance of rain and snow showers after midnight. Windy with lows in the upper 30s. Southwest winds 20 to 30 mph. Gusts up to 60 mph. Chance of precipitation 100 percent.; (1 more message)

19:10 <xcamel> front just breaking the OH/PA border..

19:10 <CoderOnTheCouch> they recorded gusts at 55mph down where I used to live

19:10 <CoderOnTheCouch> it's screaming across the country

19:12 <CoderOnTheCouch> 9 peanut deaths so far

19:13 <CoderOnTheCouch> winds must be gusting to 35 or so

19:15 <Tank-Master> 9 peanuts have died?

19:15 <CoderOnTheCouch> &more

19:15 <Romulus> CoderOnTheCouch: Thursday - Partly sunny and breezy. Highs in the upper 40s. West winds 20 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.; Thursday Night - Mostly clear. Lows around 30. West winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph...diminishing to around 5 mph after midnight.; High Wind Warning, High Wind Watch for Hamilton County in effect until 7:00 AM EST on February 12, 2009;

19:15 <CoderOnTheCouch> yup - right - you got it Tank-Master

19:16 <CoderOnTheCouch> run with it

19:28 <Tank-Master> musta been the ones at the nut house that were gutted then chomped on

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19:33 <Tank-Master> MT!

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19:36 <efc> moo

19:36 <xcamel> 'lo Ed

19:36 <Tank-Master> howdy

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19:52 <CoderOnTheCouch> folding up this tent due to wind

19:53 <CoderOnTheCouch> gn

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19:59 <xcamel> dropping like flies..

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20:19 <xcamel> Former teen country star Molly Bee dies ("I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus")

20:21 <CoderForLife> I guess that's better that flopping like dies

20:21 <CoderForLife> or dries

20:22 <xcamel> you got bored..

20:23 <efc> :(

20:24 <CoderForLife> I'm a lot of things - bored is one of them

20:25 <MTughan> CoderForLife:

20:25 <Romulus> <> (at

20:31 <MTughan> Oops...

20:31 <Romulus> <> (at

20:32 <CoderForLife> heh

20:33 <CoderForLife> wind is howling

20:33 <xcamel> lol

20:34 <xcamel> I saw the sat-crash thing

20:34 <MTughan> First details of the Win7 upgrade program:

20:34 <Romulus> <> (at

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20:51 <CoderForLife> nitey-nite

20:52 <MTughan> Night CFL.

20:54 <xcamel> laterz

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21:14 <MTughan> Soul_keeper: Where do you get the data for test2.png?

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21:22 <MTughan> This is odd... On BOINCStats, it says I'm up ~3700 since the daily. But combined says I'm only up ~2500. Where did the other 1200 + 600 from ABC go?

21:22 <MTughan> Sorry, first value is for Milkyway.

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21:55 <xcamel> laterz..

21:56 <MTughan> Seeya Jay.

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23:51 <Soul_keeper> are you trying to be nice to me MTughan ?

23:52 <MTughan> No, I was wondering if you're using BOINCStats, if you're updating before or after the daily.

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23:52 <Soul_keeper> hell i dunno when they update anymore

23:53 <MTughan> The daily's finished about 2:30PM EST now.

23:53 <Soul_keeper> whatever

23:54 <Soul_keeper> 11:05am PST is when i grab it

23:54 <MTughan> Yeah, your image says updated at 11:10AM PST.

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