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"What Software Developers Do When They Are Not Developing Software".


@altenbach wrote:

@Ben wrote:

Last night I spotted a dragonfly


The PID for the stationary flight control needs a little bit of tuning. Still impressive for a few neurons. Smiley Very Happy


We have to take into consideration the viscosity of the air for critters that small. Like flying in molasses or something similar.

 

It believe it was "Not a Tame Lion" that pointed that out when he was working with the group that does MAVs for the US Air Force.

 

Spoiler

 

 

 

 

Ben

 

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Most predator eyes are most sensitive to motion, so super stationary flight is a matter of survival (and thus natural selection). If you don't appear to move, they cannot see you!


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@altenbach wrote:

Most predator eyes are most sensitive to motion, so super stationary flight is a matter of survival (and thus natural selection). If you don't appear to move, they cannot see you!


There are quite a few deer that demonstrate that same behavior when I walk up and surprise them ... [and when the find themselves in the headlights of a car.]

 

Ben

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Spend the hole weekend at the Maker Faire in Hannover, Germany

Ruined my back and my voice Smiley Sad and met a bunch of interesting people Smiley Happy Smiley Happy

.. mostly voltnuts..  no wonder since we offered free calibration service .. traceable to PTB  Smiley Very Happy

 

 

HP_vs._Agilent

 

We*  had a Fluke 5700 and a HP 3458 ... and had a 'shout box' measuring the sound pressure level (traceable, but not at 1 m .. more 20 cm Smiley Wink   most of the childs reached 120 dB(A) (a jet engine) and a young woman reached 137.2 dB(A) .. that's a weapon !  A rocket launch is about140 dB(a) ...

 

Not accidental, we had some friends of old gages as neighbors, where I saw the most beatiful DMM numerical indicator

 

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... not the top one, that's standard nixi ,  the lower one!  Greetings from Goldfinger Smiley Wink   And it has a build in Weston-element reference! (and a shopper with neon bulbs and 4 LDR's)

 

Greetings from Germany
Henrik

LV since v3.1

“ground” is a convenient fantasy

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I like to play chess online.  I joined a league in the past year and started winning a few games (after losing every game in my first season).  Today I had my most mis-matched victory ever; my opponent was rated 1719 versus me at 1286 - https://lichess.org/J3G2cu0g.  Statistically, I should lose that game (almost) every time.

 

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Jim
You're entirely bonkers. But I'll tell you a secret. All the best people are. ~ Alice
For he does not know what will happen; So who can tell him when it will occur? Eccl. 8:7

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@jcarmody wrote:

I like to play chess...

 

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I used to play chess when I was in the Navy. Another sailor was from NY city where he played in the park and was rated. He used to kill me every time we played. But one day I was disappointed when he said he had to stop playing against me because playing me, he was loosing his edge.

 

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I tried to get my eldest g-daughter to learn how to play checkers and she lost interest in about three moves. Seems checkers is no competition for video games. She did not even want to get started with chess.

 

Ben

 

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@Ben wrote:

But one day I was disappointed when he said he had to stop playing against me because playing me, he was loosing his edge.

Perhaps he should have given you odds.  I wonder if he could have beaten you with his queen off the board.

Jim
You're entirely bonkers. But I'll tell you a secret. All the best people are. ~ Alice
For he does not know what will happen; So who can tell him when it will occur? Eccl. 8:7

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@jcarmody wrote:

@Ben wrote:

But one day I was disappointed when he said he had to stop playing against me because playing me, he was loosing his edge.

Perhaps he should have given you odds.  I wonder if he could have beaten you with his queen off the board.


That is actually how I started 6 chilren on chess.  12 pts you pick!  Beat me the count decrememts. 

 

4 out of the 6 play well.... I have lost my edge.

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@JÞB wrote:

@jcarmody wrote:

@Ben wrote:

But one day I was disappointed when he said he had to stop playing against me because playing me, he was loosing his edge.

Perhaps he should have given you odds.  I wonder if he could have beaten you with his queen off the board.


That is actually how I started 6 chilren on chess.  12 pts you pick!  Beat me the count decrememts. 

 

4 out of the 6 play well.... I have lost my edge.


I used to be devistating with my Knights.  I may have played too many matches without one knight (3 pts) or more.  It does shift a players focus towards capitalizing on the other players mistakes playing from behind all the time.  That is not really a winning strategy when playing an experienced player.

Always maintain an accurate count of deployed mousetraps.
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I'm getting past the point where I inadvertently give my opponent odds. Smiley Very Happy

Jim
You're entirely bonkers. But I'll tell you a secret. All the best people are. ~ Alice
For he does not know what will happen; So who can tell him when it will occur? Eccl. 8:7

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