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Science / Re: artificial inteligence
« Last post by Icarus on Today at 06:51:12 AM »
Thank you Dave. He has access to Youtube without difficulty. I will transmit that reference.  He also has all sorts of spam filters, sorters, and blockers, some of which he developed himself. I don't even know if the item that you posted is useful to an aspiring learner. It looks like I'd want to access that sort of thing if I was a serious IT geek.  As for computer savvy, I am so ignorant that I can not find my ass with either hand.
Miscellaneous / Re: That's it...
« Last post by Dave on Today at 06:46:22 AM »
Actually, second thoughts, the possibility of an object "bouncing" across a surface is going to be a function of its bouncability as well as the energy in the vibration.. Looking at my stapler it has a plastic base to prevent slipping. If this also absorbs surface origininated vibration the posdibility of travel is reduced.

At work we had a very large vibrating table to test equipment. A quick way to check its calibration was to place a coin on it, wind up the amplitude at 50 cycles and listen for "chattering". That indicated that the coin was being "launched" by a fraction over one gravity acceleration. If left alone the coin would eventually fall off the table.

But it took that 1g+ acceleration to achieve travel. That is quite noticeable at low frequency, at higher frequencies less amplitude is needed but a  "resonance" effect comes into play. There is a loose component in the external part of the balanced flue of my gas heater. Aluminium plate probably weighing 50 grams or more. If a prop driven aircraft flies over, even quite high, the engine noise, despite only being a tiny amplitude and minute fraction of a Watt, will rattle that plate.

I think the resonance effect depends on the material too, does it not? Maybe a certain frequency would get the stapler moving without having any effect on the surrounding objects. The stapler also has a plastic base, but the surface it was on is a (clean) smooth granite counter. I don't know, just guessing.
Without having to research to refresh my memory: material certainly counts, but I have the feeling it is complex. Stiff membranes (as in string instruments) resonate well and csn oroduce harmonics thst add to the effect, but even flabby structures (like the human gut) have their (much lower) resonsnces.

The shape and mass of the structure count as well, of course. Normally takes more energy to resonate a hesvy mass, like granote, but I will be cagey there. Our vibration table was fixed on a metre cube of concrete to reduce vibration into the building, very low resonant frequency.

Ghost is easiest opt-out explanation here!
Music / Re: What are you listening to?
« Last post by Magdalena on Today at 06:35:22 AM »
So what do you folks think about "Alice Phoebe Lou"?

I'm curious if anyone else here likes her stuff!
I like her stuff.
Science / Re: artificial inteligence
« Last post by Dave on Today at 06:29:18 AM »
Icarus, can your friend access Youtube? The link is as below, you could send him that.


But add hhtps: to that, I left that out to inhibit the new auto-embed system!

There are other Youtube videos, at various levels, if he enters "neural networks" into the sesrch line.

I don't currently have a Youtube downloader installed, had problems with it on my laptop and have not tried to find one for the Android tablet. Otherwise I would be very happy to help your friend if I could.

If he can't access Youtube let us know, I am sure someone will help.
Miscellaneous / Re: Would you do Confession?
« Last post by Magdalena on Today at 06:29:05 AM »
Perhaps I've murdered somebody and chopped the body into bits and put those bits into baggies and hidden the baggies all over the city . . .  perhaps I've said too much.   :unsure:

That's my thinking. Use it as an opportunity to convince the priest he is sitting in the booth across from the most deranged psychopath since Charles Manson. I like to play little jokes like that on people... The current project is to convince a regular at work that I'm African. I think I can pull it off. Frightening a priest would be easy in comparison.

Spoiler: show
You guys think the priest would become a little bit suspicious if I went there to confess in detail,  :airquotes: sexual immoralities :airquotes:, on a daily basis?  :eyebrow:
Would this perturbe him? :eyebrow:
~That would be a "cultural experience" right there.

Science / Re: artificial inteligence
« Last post by Icarus on Today at 06:17:17 AM »
Thank you Silver. 

Religion / Re: Museum of the Bible
« Last post by Icarus on Today at 06:12:40 AM »
The  Greene family of Hobby Lobby fame is reported to have spent near 500 mil to erect and furnish that museum. It is located near some of the other notable museums in Washington DC. 

The Greene's got into a jam a while back for using shady methods for importing some of the artifacts from the holy land. I can not imagine the expenditure of that magnitude for what I think of as a religious shrine. It works for them. The report is that they have been pretty cool about staffing the place. They are said to have hired people to run the place ; theologists from more than one discipline including Hebrew and Morman. They say that they want everyone to read and learn from the bible....presumably the KJV or similar.

I would  pay a modest amount to explore their facility because they do have thousands of historical artifacts on display. This is not to be a place to offend ones senses such as Ken Hamm's place in the Kentucky sticks. 

My interest in the bible as a historical codex is not very strong.  If I must choose one of the books I will select Genesis because it is so easy to refute as an impossible set of far out myths. It would be humorous if not for the fact that so many people believe it to be true.  I could never get past the puzzle that God forbid partaking of the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. My childish mind could not understand why God would not want his first people to understand the difference between good and evil.
Laid Back Lounge / Re: Favorite Quotes
« Last post by Guardian85 on Today at 05:43:24 AM »
“Knowledge is having the right answer.
 Intelligence is asking the right question”
Religion / Re: Museum of the Bible
« Last post by Magdalena on Today at 05:27:49 AM »
Would you atheists buy a ticket and go..if only to snicker and sneer at the honest, hardworking families who go there?
OK...That's it..."Sister!"


Laid Back Lounge / Re: Unpopular Opinion
« Last post by Magdalena on Today at 05:19:58 AM »
American  football on Thanksgiving...I just can't.
I'm not sure if this should be here, or here: Language oddities and funnies.  :notsure:

Why is this American Football called "football" when the feet are not used in the game...that much...or as much as in soccer/ futbol?

Why do they win it the, World Championship? When only teams from the USA participate.  :notsure:

And that's not really a "ball" or "football" is it?  :eyebrow:
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