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Re: Entropy

Post by Radardoug » Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:36 pm

I've had the problem twice with plastic wheelbarows that I have dropped gum trees on them. I need to get better at estimating how tall the tree is!
Still, replacements from China are cheap.

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Post by JR. » Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:46 am

I am occasionally impressed by old designs that still perform (the mouse trap comes to mind). The classic steel wheelbarrow is on that list and now with all 4 carriage bolts replaced with oversized fender washers it's ready for whatever I throw at it next. Only the human body is stronger than steel. If you fatigue the human body it gets stronger (while I don't feel that strong lately).
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I have bad luck getting trees to fall in the direction I want... Maybe two times in the last couple decades, more examples where they fell exactly where I didn't want them to go. That's why I paid a professional to drop the one rouge leaner that was already above one of my good pecan trees. I never watched somebody top a tree up close and they did it right. They tied a serious rope between the top section and the middle of the tree to control the fall. It was already leaning, but the rope reduced the damage to my nearby pecan. I only lost a few branches from it.

I had negotiated for the tree guy to pickup and haul off the one full tree trunk that he dropped. While I was cleaning up branches, days later I found about 20'+ section of trunk from the middle of that tree hidden under some branches. :oops: Next time I talk to him he will owe me. :lol:

While perhaps not a classic (yet), I love the way my Stihl chainsaw performed... at only around 2 hp it was perhaps underpowered for some of the larger trunk wood, but it got the job done admirably. I took it to my small engine whisperer to resharpen the blade afterwards and he said it wasn't bad, after almost a week cutting up to 5"-6" tree branches in my yard (but I kept the blade out of the dirt that will dull a blade quickly).

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Re: Entropy

Post by JR. » Sat May 11, 2019 3:26 pm

good rainy day project
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This sucker drank a full half pint of rustoleum red... Now it will surely outlast me if i didn't jinx it by spiffing it up.

Something odd and a little creepy, I didn't search for paint and never said "Rustoleum" out loud until I was in the walmart store looking for some paint, but since then I have been getting rustoleum ads pushed at me in social media. Since I paid my walmart shopping off with cash, unless they use facial recognition (unlikely) how would I end up on rustoleums target list?

Maybe this targeted advertising really is psychic? or psycho. :lol:

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Re: Entropy

Post by mediatechnology » Sun May 12, 2019 6:11 am

Something odd and a little creepy, I didn't search for paint and never said "Rustoleum" out loud until I was in the walmart store looking for some paint, but since then I have been getting rustoleum ads pushed at me in social media. Since I paid my walmart shopping off with cash, unless they use facial recognition (unlikely) how would I end up on rustoleums target list?

Maybe this targeted advertising really is psychic? or psycho. :lol:
You thought about it though...
That's enough these days.
Even if they're not in your head they want you to think they are.
I wear a tin foil hat to block the thought waves.

Maybe your neighbor saw you prepping the wheel barrow for paint and turned you in to the rust police. :lol: :shock:
Could be security cams at the post office picked you up.
The Chinese are always using the back door of my security cam to watch the neighborhood feral cat catch bugs and mice.
I have proof.

I need to make the wooden pieces and replace those on my steel wheel barrow.
I think I've got some Oak I can rip for that.
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Re: Entropy

Post by JR. » Sun May 12, 2019 8:33 am

mediatechnology wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 6:11 am
Something odd and a little creepy, I didn't search for paint and never said "Rustoleum" out loud until I was in the walmart store looking for some paint, but since then I have been getting rustoleum ads pushed at me in social media. Since I paid my walmart shopping off with cash, unless they use facial recognition (unlikely) how would I end up on rustoleums target list?

Maybe this targeted advertising really is psychic? or psycho. :lol:
You thought about it though...
That's enough these days.
Even if they're not in your head they want you to think they are.
I wear a tin foil hat to block the thought waves.
Thanks, does that work? :lol:

I wonder if kids today like all the push advertising, or even notice? I consider it an invasion of my privacy.

On another forum where I'm a mod the push advertising reads the content of posts (I didn't post about this paint job anywhere, before I did it). Funny, or not, when I'm deleting viagra spam over there, the push advertising asks if i want to meet Russian girls? :lol:
Maybe your neighbor saw you prepping the wheel barrow for paint and turned you in to the rust police. :lol: :shock:
My neighbor was going to throw this wheelbarrow away, when I ended up fixing it the last time, and keeping it. I need to show it to him now. :lol:
Could be security cams at the post office picked you up.
The Chinese are always using the back door of my security cam to watch the neighborhood feral cat catch bugs and mice.
I have proof.
As a confirmed luddite I don't have listening or watching devices inside my casa... (that I know of). There was a reported case about a TV monitor mfr that was monitoring its customers. At the moment amazon (?) is in trouble for snooping on children with their "kiddie alexa".
I need to make the wooden pieces and replace those on my steel wheel barrow.
I think I've got some Oak I can rip for that.
Been there, done that, but 6 years ago I just bought some standard 2x2 (fir, pine? not really 2"x2") at the hardware store.
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Re: Entropy

Post by mediatechnology » Sun May 12, 2019 10:10 am

Most people think the tin foil hat blocks incoming packets only but it blocks outgoing ones too.
Packet egress is the most dangerous. ;)

Tin foil hats are like a condom for your brain.
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Re: Entropy

Post by JR. » Sun May 12, 2019 10:30 am

mediatechnology wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 10:10 am
Most people think the tin foil hat blocks incoming packets only but it blocks outgoing ones too.
Packet egress is the most dangerous. ;)

Tin foil hats are like a condom for your brain.
but I want my "ideas" to impregnate the world... :lol:

I just added some before and after sound samples of what my drum tuner sounds like on my website. Even non-musicians should be able to hear the difference "clearing" a drum makes. It's hard to describe but easy to hear (I hope). 8-) Life is too short to listen to imperfectly tuned drums (drink bad coffee or wimpy beer).

https://circularscience.com Sound samples recorded by a RESOTUNE customer at a recent recording session.

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Re: Entropy

Post by mediatechnology » Sun May 12, 2019 2:43 pm

Wow that's huge.
The beat frequencies in the first sample are really annoying.
On the tuned/cleared sample instead of hearing a beat there's smooth decay of the overtones vs the fluttering beat of the first one.

Going back to the Rustoleum...

Walmart's security cams were tracking you when you took the product off the shelf.
They performed facial recognition, without a match then.
The cams, using that facial recognition, watched you buy it with cash and knew based on the time stamp what specific Rustoleum SKU you bought.
The parking lot security cams then tracked you all the way to you car and read your license plates.
From the license plate read they got your email.
From that point they knew where to send the spam email.

Sound far-fetched? Conspiratorial?
Sure it does.

But the Chinese do this tens of millions of times a day to track their citizens every single move. https://www.cnet.com/news/china-turns-t ... -citizens/

Full 24/7/365 surveillance with a social credit score assigned to everyone.
Rustoleum at Walmart is just the beta test.
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Re: Entropy

Post by billshurv » Sun May 12, 2019 4:23 pm

JR. wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 8:33 am

Been there, done that, but 6 years ago I just bought some standard 2x2 (fir, pine? not really 2"x2") at the hardware store.


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Wooden wheelbarrows? Blimey. We only have wooden cars in this country :P

I assume you know that, for any X by Y timber the size is unfinished, so the finished wood is smaller. So 2x2 ends up 1.5"x1.5" and confuses the hell out of those of us who don't buy wood very often :)

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Re: Entropy

Post by JR. » Sun May 12, 2019 4:47 pm

mediatechnology wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 2:43 pm
Wow that's huge.
The beat frequencies in the first sample are really annoying.
That is a fair description of what is going on...

Drums make multiple non-harmonic overtones (long story) related to tension at each lug... Conventional drum tuners just measure and tune the lower first overtone note, or maybe the fundamental note. All the slightly different pitched higher overtones from each lug beat against each other causing the cluttered dissonant sound. When all the upper overtones are also in tune with each other, you only get the one clean series of overtones, AKA "clear"... hard to describe what it is, but easy to hear.

On the tuned/cleared sample instead of hearing a beat there's smooth decay of the overtones vs the fluttering beat of the first one.
yup, why ain't I rich?
Going back to the Rustoleum...

Walmart's security cams were tracking you when you took the product off the shelf.
they are actually working on using robots to keep shelves stocked and manage inventory turns. AFAIK the robots only roll around and scan the shelves looking for low or sold out SKUs, they don't actually physically restock stuff.. (I haven't seen any robots locally).
They performed facial recognition, without a match then.
doubtful
The cams, using that facial recognition, watched you buy it with cash and knew based on the time stamp what specific Rustoleum SKU you bought.
they surely have cameras recording the self-checkout area to help ID thieves after the fact... I would bet against them having (paying for) serious facial recognition, but that might be the first place that makes sense to ID repeat offenders with even crude facial recognition. Steal from me once shame on you. Try again, gotcha. :lol:
The parking lot security cams then tracked you all the way to you car and read your license plates.
:lol:
From the license plate read they got your email.
From that point they knew where to send the spam email.

Sound far-fetched? Conspiratorial?
Sure it does.
I was in a hurry this week because it was about to rain (cats and dogs)... the door monitor stopped me because one item was not in a plastic bag... (their tell for perhaps pilfered goods. If I was actually going to steal something it would be easy enough to stick it into a plastic bag.. but i don't roll that way). The new puke who didn't recognize me stopped and scanned the barcode on my receipt, then scanned the suspect item, and saw that it was already paid for, all in a matter of seconds... In the past the door monitors were like airport security putting on a show and pretending to be effective. At least walmart is using that barcode technology effectively.
But the Chinese do this tens of millions of times a day to track their citizens every single move. https://www.cnet.com/news/china-turns-t ... -citizens/

Full 24/7/365 surveillance with a social credit score assigned to everyone.
Rustoleum at Walmart is just the beta test.
Yes, that isn't all china is doing, they are working on some re-education (cough) and perhaps ethnic cleansing if that doesn't work with their uighur population.. They don't have gun control laws, they have knife (dagger) control laws for them.

But my local walmart isn't in china, and presumably they are smart enough to not try to sell me something I just bought? :oops:

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