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kengr
Aug. 6th, 2015 11:51 pm (UTC)
Wed, 12:40: Photo: s-c-i-guy: A turbulent birth for stars in merging galaxies Using state of the art computer... http://t.co/0PA9f5ByRk

*sigh* Science reporting done by idiots.

They mention "12 million hours" over "12 months" (and later "8 million hours" over "8 months"). Either they misread the units or omitted some important phrase.

Why? Because simple math shows that 12 million hours is 500 thousand *days*. Or 1370 years.

So obviously they omitted some important qualifier or got the unit ("hours") wrong.

My guess? It was something like "CPU hours", and the supercomputers had many, *many* thousands of processors. Say 1370 or more. :-)
kengr
Aug. 7th, 2015 03:30 am (UTC)
Wed, 22:40: Photoset: dragonamongthefaeries: ashiros: Yeah…this is a thing. I was notified about these settings through... http://t.co/yuc9LAali8

Well, MS just lost customers that have any security requirements. It's bad enough that they have such sharing. But to have it on by default?

This may actually be a big enough screw up to get them sued in *spite* of the shrink wrap license.

Probably not, but we can hope.
kengr
Aug. 7th, 2015 04:44 am (UTC)
Thu, 04:17: officialundertaker: illaminati: mcporno: there has never been a cool person called eugene http://t.co/MdVW46wxZo

Oh?

Eugene Wesley "Gene" Roddenberry

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gene_Roddenberry

fayanora
Aug. 7th, 2015 07:03 am (UTC)
The post had several examples of cool Eugenes. Most were fictional until I added Eugene Mirman, the comedian. I'm gonna add Roddenberry on there though. :-)
kengr
Aug. 7th, 2015 10:20 am (UTC)
You *did* notice his middle name?
fayanora
Aug. 7th, 2015 09:26 pm (UTC)
LOL Wesley eh
fayanora
Aug. 7th, 2015 07:37 am (UTC)
If this ends up turning into a bunch of huge battles, would it be called the Eugeneics Wars? *trollface.gif*
kengr
Aug. 7th, 2015 05:35 am (UTC)
Thu, 10:00: Photo: mineralists: Rainbow Obsidian http://t.co/abwOVHm50e

Fake.

Actual rainbow obsidian is black with a rainbow sheen (check wikipedia).

That stuff is colored glass poured in layers and then broken up to not look man-made.

The colors and the uniformity of the layers is what got me suspicious enough to look it up.
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