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Comment Re:Entanglement (Score 1) 211

There are a bunch of phenomenae that look like particles, but also look like wavelike perturbations of a field.

If we could just settle on calling them wavicles, people would be less likely to get hung up because of their preconceived notions of waves and particles. They're both and neither.

These things are subjected to so many tests, maybe we should call them "testicles."

Comment Studio gear... (Score 1) 620

I had a circa-1986 Mac 512K running in my recording studio up until the early 2000s. It ran Opcode MidiMac (sequencing) and SoundDesigner II (sampling, front-end for an Ensoniq Mirage). Never crashed, reliable as hell, and very quiet since there was no fan or hard drive. Load the OS and software from a 400K floppy and it would run until the heat death of the universe.

Most everyone involved in music production (EDM excepted) has an affinity for vintage equipment, whether it's an old RCA ribbon mic, an EMT plate reverb, a pre-CBS Fender guitar, or anything with vacuum tubes. It's the one field where "vintage drum machine" is not an oxymoron.


Comment Re:they made the planes the bombed pearl harbor (Score 1) 85

Well, it's more complicated than that. There were military targets in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Consider the alternative, though: We now know that Japan was going to basically fight to the last man if we invaded, they were projecting losses of up to 20,000,000 people. You could argue that we saved 19,000,000 lives by dropping the bomb. It doesn't make it less reprehensible, but it's a factor that should be considered.

Doesn't it make it less reprehensible? I know that since we cannot know exactly what would have transpired otherwise, it's hard to say if it was a "good decision." But it seems reprehensible is the wrong word.

Comment Re:Thank goodness for Wikipedia then. (Score 1) 51


A elderly man goes into confession and says to the priest,

“Father, I’m 80 years old, married, have four kids and eleven healthy grandchildren, and last night I had an affair with two 18 year old girls. I made love with both of them twice.”

The priest said, “Well, my son, when was the last time you were in confession?”

“Never Father I’m Jewish.”

“So then, why are you telling me?”

“I’m telling everybody!”

Anything cut to length will be too short.