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Re: Amusing Science

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Re: Amusing Science

Postby sparks » Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:00 am

Pretty good shit. What's the trick?
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Re: Amusing Science

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sparks wrote:Pretty good shit. What's the trick?


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Re: Amusing Science

Postby Anaxagoras » Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:15 am

What are those, colored marbles? I see them being sorted into colors, but I can't think of how they would do that. It looks kind of like a pachinko game. Are the weights and sizes all the same? Maybe they aren't really being sorted by color but by something else that isn't apparent from the gif.
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Re: Amusing Science

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:19 am

Anaxagoras wrote:What are those, colored marbles? I see them being sorted into colors, but I can't think of how they would do that. It looks kind of like a pachinko game. Are the weights and sizes all the same? Maybe they aren't really being sorted by color but by something else that isn't apparent from the gif.


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Re: Amusing Science

Postby Anaxagoras » Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:24 am

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Re: Amusing Science

Postby Rob Lister » Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:34 am

Anaxagoras wrote:What are those, colored marbles? I see them being sorted into colors, but I can't think of how they would do that. It looks kind of like a pachinko game. Are the weights and sizes all the same? Maybe they aren't really being sorted by color but by something else that isn't apparent from the gif.


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Record the run of clear marbles. Use editing software to color the marbles after-the-fact.

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Re: Amusing Science

Postby Witness » Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:46 pm

Rob Lister wrote:
Anaxagoras wrote:What are those, colored marbles? I see them being sorted into colors, but I can't think of how they would do that. It looks kind of like a pachinko game. Are the weights and sizes all the same? Maybe they aren't really being sorted by color but by something else that isn't apparent from the gif.


Spoiler:
Record the run of clear marbles. Use editing software to color the marbles after-the-fact.
https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/machine-automatically-sorting-colored-balls/

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Re: Amusing Science

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:23 pm

So totally fake (not even 'shopped). :evil:

Your challenge: Now do it for real. :coolspecs:
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Re: Amusing Science

Postby sparks » Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:23 am



Waste heat into the sea will cause teh dreaded sea level rises and shit!
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Re: Amusing Science

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Worse, it will infect the sea.

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Re: Amusing Science

Postby sparks » Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:04 am

Indeed. The World Oh-See-Un will become self aware and in a hissy fit temper tantrum over all that plastic we dumped in there, will destroy us all!!

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Re: Amusing Science

Postby Doctor X » Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:54 am

Or Ransomware converts the entire ocean to Ice 9!

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Re: Amusing Science

Postby sparks » Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:14 am

Ooooh. I like that plan much better. Does Ice 9 work with a good Single Malt? (Yes, I remember that ice in Scotch isn't a nice thing, but...you know me.)
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Re: Amusing Science

Postby Doctor X » Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:14 am

Unfortunately, it would turn the water portions to Ice 9 as well.

The same way Windows corrupts all it touches.



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Re: Amusing Science

Postby Rob Lister » Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:14 am



Do they need a device diver?

On a serious note, I first thought this was a very stupid idea. How do you R and R a bad server or storage blade? The answer is, you don't. You let it fail and and use the remaining good ones. By the time enough blades fail to make a difference (5 to 7 years), the technology as a whole has moved on the unit is just scraped for a new one. As long as they don't run Windows 10 Enterprise on it, they'll be fine.

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Re: Amusing Science

Postby Anaxagoras » Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:46 am

Rob Lister wrote:


Do they need a device diver?

On a serious note, I first thought this was a very stupid idea. How do you R and R a bad server or storage blade? The answer is, you don't. You let it fail and and use the remaining good ones. By the time enough blades fail to make a difference (5 to 7 years), the technology as a whole has moved on the unit is just scraped for a new one. As long as they don't run Windows 10 Enterprise on it, they'll be fine.


Correct.

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Re: Amusing Science

Postby Witness » Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:41 am

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The Guardian wrote:Oldest known case of dandruff found in 125m-year-old dinosaur

Scientists have discovered fossilised dandruff on the skin of a feathered microraptor

The oldest known case of dandruff has been identified in a small feathered dinosaur that roamed the Earth about 125m years ago.

Paleontologists found tiny flakes of fossilised skin on a crow-sized microraptor, a meat-eating dinosaur that had wings on all four of its limbs.

Tests on two other feathered dinosaurs, namely beipiaosaurus and sinornithosaurus, and a primitive bird known as confuciusornis, also revealed pieces of fossilised dandruff on the animals’ bodies.

The prehistoric skin flakes are the only evidence scientists have of how dinosaurs shed their skin. The material shows that rather than losing their outer layer in one piece, or in large sheets, as is common with modern reptiles, the feathered dinosaurs adapted to shed their skin in tiny flakes.

“This is the only fossil dandruff known,” said Maria McNamara, who worked on the dinosaur fossils at University College Cork. “Until now we’ve had no evidence for how dinosaurs shed their skin.”

Images of the dandruff taken with a powerful electron microscope show that the material is extremely well-preserved and is almost identical to that found on modern birds. Like human dandruff, the skin flakes are made of tough cells called corneocytes that are full of the protein keratin.
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/may/25/oldest-known-case-of-dandruff-found-in-125-million-year-old-dinosaur

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A fossil of a microraptor found in Liaoning province, China. The crow-sized dinosaur lived about 125m years ago. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images


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Prehistoric dandruff found on the skin of a microraptor dinosaur. Photograph: Maria McNamara at University College Cork

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