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Signs Point To XKCD's Time Ending

JesseL Re:oblink (226 comments)

Summerfolk? I can hardly believe someone else knows that book.

about a year ago

Edmund Burke PC (12 January 1729 - 9 July 1797)

JesseL Re:Is it possible (7 comments)

Is imperialism supposed to be a good thing now?

more than 3 years ago

Mount Everest Gets 3G Service

JesseL Re:No such thing as a voice only network (150 comments)

It's a sad day when we have slashdotters who are completely unaware of the concept of an acoustic coupler.

more than 3 years ago

How Google Avoided Paying $60 Billion In Taxes

JesseL So? (1193 comments)

Apparently this is legal, so why should I care? It's not as if the government is going to do better things with that money than Google is.

more than 3 years ago

Batteries Smaller Than a Grain of Salt

JesseL Dammit. (68 comments)

I'm already going blind trying to solder components smaller than 0402.

more than 2 years ago

Dogs Can Be Pessimistic

JesseL This should be obvious... (99 comments) anyone who's ever seen a dog get wise to the old "pretending to throw the ball" trick.

more than 3 years ago

Spammers Using Soft Hyphen To Hide Malicious URLs

JesseL So how often is it used legitimately? (162 comments)

Is there any good reason not to just call the presence of soft hyphens as a reliable indicator of spam and use it as the basis of a spam filter?

more than 3 years ago

British Teen Jailed Over Encryption Password

JesseL Fool! (1155 comments)

Now they'll just fall back on plan B: Generate a one-time-pad that when combined with his encrypted data will yield whatever happens to be the most incriminating data imaginable.

more than 3 years ago

Should ISPs Cut Off Bot-infected Users?

JesseL Re:No Way! (486 comments)

They already do that, and their right to do so is written in their contracts.

more than 3 years ago

Jaguar's Hybrid Jet-Powered Concept Car

JesseL Re:Really... (334 comments)

My 24 year old 0.6 Kawasaki gets 50+ MPG, and does 0-60 in 3.2 seconds.

Tops out at only 135, lacks turbines, and sucks in the rain though.

more than 3 years ago

My first experiment with RC aerial videography

JesseL Re:oh my (5 comments)

I think it's gotten to every person who's seen it so far.

more than 3 years ago

My first experiment with RC aerial videography

JesseL Re:oh my (5 comments)

Yeah, gotta work on smoothing out my piloting skills. The extra wing loading from the weight of the camera makes the plane a little harder to handle than it normally would be.

more than 3 years ago

Nicholas Sze of Yahoo Finds Two-Quadrillionth Digit of Pi

JesseL Re:Last Digit? (299 comments)

Irrational numbers care not for your "rational approach".

about 4 years ago

What Nokia Must Do To Stay Relevant In Mobile

JesseL Re:Did the author completely overlook,,, (289 comments)

I guess you missed the first sentence of the article.

Nokia still sells more phones than Samsung, LG, and Research in Motion (RIM) put together, but its inability to produce high-margin, high-end smartphones that can compete head to head with Apple's iPhone and Google Android-based smartphones is causing it major problems.

Companies that want to make money and stay is business tend to have diverse product lines, catering to multiple niches and price points.

more than 4 years ago

What Nokia Must Do To Stay Relevant In Mobile

JesseL Did the author completely overlook,,, (289 comments)

... the N900?

As far as I'm concerned the only thing Nokia is missing is a better marketing campaign for their product that compares very favorably with the Apple and Android offerings.

more than 4 years ago

Company Builds Fast Charging Station For Electric Cars

JesseL Re:Still skeptical about all-electric cars (359 comments)

Proper gearing will give you all the torque you need to get up any incline with even the tiniest motor. The question is how fast you'll be climbing.

A properly sized motor will provide all the hill climbing performance you could ever want and the limitation becomes range, as limited by battery capacity.

more than 4 years ago

Company Builds Fast Charging Station For Electric Cars

JesseL Some quick math says... (359 comments)

This thing is putting nearly a quarter megawatt (240kw) drain on the power grid during use.

I wonder if it has some sort of means of load smoothing and a limited duty cycle, or if it's going to need its own substation.

more than 4 years ago

Good IC / Electronic Component Inventory Software?

JesseL no perfect answer (70 comments)

Parts&Vendors is a good program geared toward what you're wanting, but it's Windows only. You might see if the trial version will run under WINE.

more than 4 years ago

Do Scientists Understand the Public?

JesseL Re:Why? (511 comments)

To do a better job of understanding why their insights aren't always well received.

more than 4 years ago


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Going blind.

JesseL JesseL writes  |  more than 4 years ago

I just soldered together a wicked kluge from a pile of 0603 (1.6 mm Ã-- 0.8 mm) and SOT-23 (2.9 mm Ã-- 1.3) surface mount components.

I hope the damned thing works.


Do not view this if you are bothered by guns and explosions

JesseL JesseL writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Video of myself and a couple other guys during an afternoon of shooting and blowing shit upâ:


The things kids say II

JesseL JesseL writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Uh oh! Poopin'! Help! Help!

-Tristan, Age 2 years 4 months


The things kids say.

JesseL JesseL writes  |  more than 5 years ago

The other night I was flipping through channels while my son (Tristan, 2 years old) was playing on the floor in the living room. I saw Blade Runner was on and paused for a moment. It was the scene where Deckard was about to give the replicant quiz to Rachael.

Tristan looked up, toddled over to the TV, pointed to Rachael and said "robot!".

I have no idea what to make of this.


Norovirus / Gastroenteritis

JesseL JesseL writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Fast on the heels of last week's flu, another something wicked is making the rounds through my family. It looks like this one is a Mexican import.

My sister and her little one brought it up from Chandler, then my son got it (I've been squirted from both ends - shudder), my parents have been sick for two days with it, and my wife and I are just waiting to start feeling the first symptoms.



JesseL JesseL writes  |  more than 6 years ago

[Sleep deprivation + influenza + 102F fever + NyQuil] almost works better than embalming with Worchestershire sauce for turning a person into a zombie.

I can't remember the last time I felt so awful. I wonder if all my IQ points will come back when it's over (can't spare any).


One of the things I love about my home town.

JesseL JesseL writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Strange at it may seem to our over-civilized friends throughout the world, it still warms our heart to see pistols worn openly in the check lines of supermarkets in Prescott. Sad to say most of the exemplars may properly be characterized as geezers, but then Prescott has always qualified as a geezer town - that is one reason why we moved here.

-Lt.Col. Jeff Cooper

I've open carried around here since I was 21 and most people don't notice. Of the people who do notice most are supportive or at least indifferent. The police are never called, nobody ever shrieks, the most common comment is "nice pistol", and folks are as polite and friendly as ever.

I hear stories from a lot of other places around the country where the public isn't so tolerant. I'd hate to have it become like that around here and I think this is the best reason there is to continue open carrying. A right unexercised becomes a right denied, and that more than compensates for whatever I might give up in the "tactical advantage" or "element of surprise" that are so valued by people who insist that a defensive handgun should always be concealed.


New Gun Leather

JesseL JesseL writes  |  more than 7 years ago

On June 4 I ordered a holster and belt from El Paso Saddlery to go with my new revolver (see previous je).

My leather finally came in on Monday, 10 weeks after I placed the order. Boy was it worth the wait!

El Paso Saddlery 1880S 'Ranger', Mexican double-loop style holster, and 'Texas' gunbelt with 24 .41 sized cartridge loops.

I'm not really a Western Wear kind of guy, but I just couldn't see carrying this gun in a tactical kydex rig or a cheap Uncle Mike's nylon pos.


New Gun

JesseL JesseL writes  |  more than 7 years ago

I just ordered a new gun. You can see it here.

I wanted something different for hiking, plinking, and possibly hunting; and I think this should do pretty well. Also, the .41 Magnum cartridge has appealed to me for quite a while now, even more so after I read The Probability Broach(see here for the graphic novelization).


Adventures in Parenting

JesseL JesseL writes  |  more than 7 years ago

I'm learning something new every day.

Today I learned that what's worse than peeing your pants - having someone else pee your pants for you.



JesseL JesseL writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Well, we're home from the hospital. Everything is going pretty well. Melissa is recovering from her c-section. She still needs help getting in and out of bed, but she's in good spirits.

Tristan (aka. Mr. Squishy, the Angry Tomato) is doing an excellent job of making sure we don't get dangerously long sleep durations. He's got nursing pretty well figured out and enjoys it immensly.

In reply to rk, yes, he's our first, a much loved and appreciated testament to the fallability of birth control. We wouldn't trade him for anything.

Thanks for all the congratulations.


Holy Hell! I'm a Dad!

JesseL JesseL writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Just a quick post here.

Melissa had our son, Tristan Joseph Lambert, by emergency caeserian last night (exactly 3 weeks early) at 2147hrs. Baby and Mom are doing well. He's 7lb 4oz.

I'm so excited. He beautiful.

I'm running on caffeine, adrenaline, and 4 hours of sleep in a chair.



JesseL JesseL writes  |  about 8 years ago

I know a lot of the people I've friended and some who have friended me enjoy firearms. So I wanted to ask, what have you all got? What are your favorites? What calibers? I know a lot of people don't like to dicuss it with strangers on the internet, so if that's you, no offense intended.

Here's my collection:

The .22 rimfires:
  Ruger 10/22 carbine. Lotsa fun.
  3 Remington model 37 target rifles. One is just a barreled action.
  Winchester 52 barreled action
  Winchester 67A bolt rifle
  Ruger 22/45 semi-auto pistol
  H&R 922 revolver
  Thre more bolt rifles. Remington & Marlin. Can't remember the models.

The Centerfire Pistols/Revolvers:
  Smith & Wesson Military & Police 38 special
  Arcus 94 9mm Browning Hi-Power Clone
  Luger P08 9mm
  Daewoo DH40. My everyday carry gun.
  Ballester Molina .45ACP. Argentinian Police Sidearm, 1911ish
  Colt M1911. Made in 1917, was great grandad's sidearm in the army air corps.

Centerfire Rifles:
  WUM-1 Romanian semi-auto AK-47 clone
  M44 Mosin Nagant, soviet battle rifle
  1896 Krag carbine
  Mauser 98 in 30'06. Kinda express rifle styled.
  Springfield M1903, sporterized.
  Smith-Corona M1903A3, sporterized, chambered in 308 Norma Magnum.
  Mauser 98, sporter in 22-250
  Mauser 98, sporter in 6mm Remington
  Carl Gustaff Mauser 96, sporter, 6.5x55 Swedish

  Winchester Model 12s in 16 and 20 gauge
  A.H. Fox 12 gauge side-by-side
  Savage 220A 28 gauge

  1862 Colt, in 38 rimfire. Looks just like this.
  Uberti 1858 Remington reproduction. Blackpowder revolver.

And I want more! I need a couple lever actions, a modern 1911, and an AR.


The Hunger

JesseL JesseL writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Last night, Melissa (now six months pregnant) got hungry. She wanted a sandwich. She wanted a sandwich with American cheese, dill pickles, Harvest Cheddar(tm) Sun Chips(tm), and smelt roe(!). We didn't have any smelt roe but she thoroughly enjoyed the sandwich I made with the rest of her requested items.

Aside from the cottage cheese with grape jelly and black pepper she had a month ago, this is the first of her really weird cravings. I hope it doesn't get any weirder.

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