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« Reply #1890 on: January 31, 2007, 08:05:00 PM »

I have heard of it....my prof in the Judaism class mentioned. I know it was referenced in an episode of Law & Order:Criminal Intent....I am such a nerd....that episode last night was sick and twisted.

I will have to check it out, see if I can find a course online.
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« Reply #1891 on: February 02, 2007, 07:48:38 PM »

I notice no one has ignored me yet...so what's up; is the feature not working? has everyone just not figured out how to use it yet? or am I slipping? I really thought I was being extra offensive lately, but apparently to no avail.
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« Reply #1892 on: February 02, 2007, 08:33:56 PM »

I notice no one has ignored me yet...so what's up; is the feature not working? has everyone just not figured out how to use it yet? or am I slipping? I really thought I was being extra offensive lately, but apparently to no avail.
Perhaps people have just built up an immunity to you. Try being sickly-sweet for a while and confuse their immune system the way a retro-virus does.
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« Reply #1893 on: February 02, 2007, 08:46:53 PM »

hmmm, only problem is that I'm not sure I know how to be sweet...sickly or otherwise. My expertise is in being a pain in the posterior. Grin
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« Reply #1894 on: February 02, 2007, 10:44:21 PM »

I notice no one has ignored me yet...so what's up; is the feature not working? has everyone just not figured out how to use it yet? or am I slipping? I really thought I was being extra offensive lately, but apparently to no avail.

I do training if you are interested.  Grin
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« Reply #1895 on: February 02, 2007, 10:50:00 PM »

I do training if you are interested.  Grin

Hmmm, I might be tempted to take you up on the offer; however, I observe that you have yet to be ignored as well. Only people you've managed to piss off thus far are the mods...and I dont suspect that we can increase our iggy points from them. Grin

So far matthew is the only person who has an ignore...and I'm not quite willing to go to that extreme. Wink
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« Reply #1896 on: February 03, 2007, 11:43:04 AM »

If I were to ignore you could I take the ignore off? 

I would do it just for fun.  And to see how it worked.   Wink Grin

Plus the fact that I don't particularly care what you say... Tongue  Grin
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« Reply #1897 on: February 03, 2007, 11:48:53 AM »

Not entirely certain how the ignore function works, can't say I've tried it yet...I'm not about to use it and give someone else a head start over me Grin
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« Reply #1898 on: February 03, 2007, 11:50:50 AM »

Get ready to be ignored! 

Either its too early in the morning for you, or its too early for me.  Because I did not understand your sentence...? 

What did you mean to say?  It was definately a little confusing...?  why would it be a bad thing for someone to get ahead of you, if you don't want to use the function? 

You're making no sense man!!!  haha. 
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« Reply #1899 on: February 03, 2007, 11:52:50 AM »

I just did it. 

All it does is not allow me to read your posts/doesn't show your posts to me. 

Instead of print in the box it says "this person is being ignored" or "you have ignored this person"  something like that. 

You can just unignore the person if you want. 
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« Reply #1900 on: February 03, 2007, 12:03:30 PM »

Get ready to be ignored! 

Either its too early in the morning for you, or its too early for me.  Because I did not understand your sentence...? 

What did you mean to say?  It was definately a little confusing...?  why would it be a bad thing for someone to get ahead of you, if you don't want to use the function? 

You're making no sense man!!!  haha. 

LOL...what I mean is that if I ignore someone else, they they will be ignored by more people than I am. I dont want to personally ignore others, but I dont mind being ignored by other people. Being ignored by large numbers of people would just tell me that I'm doing my job and being extra offensive. Plus, if someone ignores me, it places me in a tactically superior position, I can respond to their posts but they will not retaliate.

So when you ignored me, did my posts still show up under the 'recent posts' section of the front page?
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« Reply #1901 on: February 03, 2007, 12:09:39 PM »

So when you ignored me, did my posts still show up under the 'recent posts' section of the front page?

Oh, you were quite well ignored for the 2 seconds that I did it - no indication of recent posts, no username on the online section....

The annoying thing was that, after I hit the ignore (and after I hit the un-ignore) the page refreshed to the 1st page of the thread.... 126 pages ago.
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« Reply #1902 on: February 04, 2007, 01:53:23 AM »

Yah I had the same thing happen to me, on both points. 

It said that you posted, just not WHAT you posted...which I find very interesting. 

But yah, bringing you back to the first page...VERY annoying.  Much more than you running your mouth.   Wink Tongue  (comments directed at GiC...although Cleveland.... Grin)
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« Reply #1903 on: February 05, 2007, 06:43:05 PM »

Seen on a button at an SF convention:

"I'm awfully busy. Do you mind if I ignore you later?"

 
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« Reply #1904 on: February 05, 2007, 11:26:14 PM »

Wow....just wow... Wink
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« Reply #1905 on: February 06, 2007, 10:05:09 AM »

Please by all means ignore me later. More time for me to be unignored
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« Reply #1906 on: February 07, 2007, 03:37:42 PM »

I got myself an ignore! Grin

One more, and I believe I'll take the lead for most ignores on the forum. Hmmm, what's a good topic that I can bring up to piss off the weak minded??? Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
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« Reply #1907 on: February 07, 2007, 04:36:43 PM »

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« Reply #1908 on: February 07, 2007, 04:45:45 PM »

I got myself an ignore! Grin

One more, and I believe I'll take the lead for most ignores on the forum. Hmmm, what's a good topic that I can bring up to piss off the weak minded??? Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy

Take the Fr Chris path to controversy that we've discussed so much here at school!....
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« Reply #1909 on: February 07, 2007, 08:51:33 PM »

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« Reply #1910 on: February 08, 2007, 02:28:19 PM »

I thought Ignore was a name of a newbie...

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« Reply #1911 on: February 17, 2007, 11:12:47 AM »

I thought Ignore was a name of a newbie...

james 

Maybe it should be...

I think, though, after this last week, that "ignore" is the nickname of this thread!  Cheesy

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Trials for 'bionic' eye implants
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A bionic eye implant that could help restore the sight of millions of blind people could be available to patients within two years.

US researchers have been given the go-ahead to implant the prototype device in 50 to 75 patients.

The Argus II system uses a spectacle-mounted camera to feed visual information to electrodes in the eye.

Patients who tested less-advanced versions of the retinal implant were able to see light, shapes and movement.

"What we are trying to do is take real-time images from a camera and convert them into tiny electrical pulses that would jump-start the otherwise blind eye and allow patients to see," said Professor Mark Humayun, from the University of Southern California.

Retinal implants are able to partially restore the vision of people with particular forms of blindness caused by diseases such as macular degeneration or retinitis pigmentosa.

About 1.5 million people worldwide have retinitis pigmentosa, and one in 10 people over the age of 55 have age-related macular degeneration.

Both diseases cause the retinal cells which process light at the back of the eye to gradually die.

The new devices work by implanting an array of tiny electrodes into the back of the retina.

A camera is used to capture pictures, and a processing unit, about the size of a small handheld computer and worn on a belt, converts the visual information into electrical signals.

These are then sent back to the glasses and wirelessly on to a receiver just under the surface of the front of the eye, which in turn feeds them to the electrodes at the rear.

The whole process happens in real time.



Growing dots

First-generation, low-resolution devices have already been fitted to six patients.

"The longest device has been in for five years," said Professor Humayun.

"It's amazing, even with 16 pixels, or electrodes, how much our first six subjects have been able to do."

Terry Byland, 58, from California was fitted with an implant in 2004 after going blind with retinitis pigmentosa in 1993.

"At the beginning, it was like seeing assembled dots - now it's much more than that," he said.

"When I am walking along the street I can avoid low-hanging branches - I can see the edges of the branches."

Mr Byland is also able to make out other shapes.

"I can't recognise faces, but I can see them like a dark shadow," he said.


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1: Camera on glasses views image
2: Signals are sent to hand-held device
3: Processed information is sent back to glasses and wirelessly transmitted to receiver under surface of eye
4: Receiver sends information to electrodes in retinal implant
5: Electrodes stimulate retina to send information to brain

Brain change

The new implant has a higher resolution than the earlier devices, with 60 electrodes.

It is also a lot smaller, about one square millimetre, which reduces the amount of surgery that needs to be done to implant the device.

The technology has now been given the go-ahead by the US Food and Drug Administration to be used in an exploratory patient trial.

This will take place at five centres across America over two years, with 50-75 patients aged over 50.

If successful, the device could be commercialised soon after, costing around $30,000 (£15,000). Other devices could then be developed with higher resolution or a wider field of view, said Professor Humayun.

Future work includes studying the effects the implants have on the brain.

"We are actually studying what happens to the visual cortex over time," said Professor Humayun.

The research was presented at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting in San Francisco, US.

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« Reply #1912 on: February 17, 2007, 12:31:38 PM »

The first step in the integration of man and machine; what an exciting future this beckons, where the lame walk, the blind see, and yet unconceived wonders will become commonplace.
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« Reply #1913 on: February 17, 2007, 12:35:24 PM »

The first step in the integration of man and machine; what an exciting future this beckons, where the lame walk, the blind see, and yet unconceived wonders will become commonplace.

Resistance is Futile.  You shall be assimilated into the collective.
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« Reply #1914 on: February 17, 2007, 12:36:13 PM »

Resistance is Futile.  You shall be assimilated into the collective.

Oh, yeah...that too Wink
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« Reply #1915 on: February 17, 2007, 12:39:00 PM »

Oh, yeah...that too Wink

So if you were a fully-integrated computer-man, which game would you be playing during Dogmatics???
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« Reply #1916 on: February 17, 2007, 12:46:22 PM »

So if you were a fully-integrated computer-man, which game would you be playing during Dogmatics???

Oh, I'd probably mix it up a bit...but any game would be preferable to actually listening to those 'lectures.'
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« Reply #1917 on: February 17, 2007, 12:48:19 PM »

Oh, I'd probably mix it up a bit...but any game would be preferable to actually listening to those 'lectures.'

Actually, I'm sure if you were a cyborg-type person you could both listen to the lecture and play the game.... Or just play two!
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« Reply #1918 on: February 17, 2007, 12:55:14 PM »

Actually, I'm sure if you were a cyborg-type person you could both listen to the lecture and play the game.... Or just play two!

I think I'd opt for just playing two games. Wink

Listening to those lectures was pretty low on my priorities list.
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« Reply #1919 on: February 17, 2007, 01:05:39 PM »

I think I'd opt for just playing two games. Wink

Listening to those lectures was pretty low on my priorities list.

Well, I'm fortunate - thanks to my completing things a bit ahead of schedule, I don't have many lectures to sit through (6 credits this semester!)
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« Reply #1920 on: February 17, 2007, 03:33:12 PM »

Its so funny to watch the "new guys" frantically write down every word he says. 

Ah the poor souls....they don't know any better. 

One time I asked him a question in class and his response was "based on what you've heard me say in the class, what would you answer?"  I almost retorted with "well...since you've said basically nothing for the last month, i'm still not sure how to answer the question" but I didn't....maybe next time though... Wink
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« Reply #1921 on: February 17, 2007, 07:45:10 PM »

Its so funny to watch the "new guys" frantically write down every word he says. 

Ah the poor souls....they don't know any better. 

One time I asked him a question in class and his response was "based on what you've heard me say in the class, what would you answer?"  I almost retorted with "well...since you've said basically nothing for the last month, i'm still not sure how to answer the question" but I didn't....maybe next time though... Wink

I always "got" what he said... But then again I was always a fan of abstract theology. 
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« Reply #1922 on: February 17, 2007, 10:22:00 PM »

You nerd
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« Reply #1923 on: February 17, 2007, 10:32:35 PM »

You nerd

Hey there, Serbski - someone is paying $25k/year for my education - I should try to get something out of it!
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« Reply #1924 on: February 26, 2007, 11:46:45 PM »

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« Reply #1925 on: February 27, 2007, 03:27:03 PM »

Randomly randomizing random randomings.
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« Reply #1926 on: February 28, 2007, 05:37:44 PM »

Random number generating page

http://www.random.org/nform.html

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« Reply #1927 on: February 28, 2007, 05:54:36 PM »

I'm not listed on the forum birthdays.....travesty of justice this is.

Discrimination against leaplings....we have rights and feelings too you know!

Sheesh...the nerve of some people. Tongue
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« Reply #1928 on: February 28, 2007, 05:59:18 PM »

I'm not listed on the forum birthdays.....travesty of justice this is.

Discrimination against leaplings....we have rights and feelings too you know!

Sheesh...the nerve of some people. Tongue

Well, are you familiar with "The Pirates of Penzance"?  Having Feb 29 as a birthday is an important plot point.  I recommend the movie of it with Kevin Kline as the Pirate King, he's a blast to watch and does the physical comedy quite well, I think

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« Reply #1929 on: February 28, 2007, 06:02:33 PM »

Finally the recognition we deserve....I shall seek this movie out.

His All-Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew, is that birthday new or old Calendar??
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« Reply #1930 on: February 28, 2007, 06:10:44 PM »

Um, probably New.
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« Reply #1931 on: February 28, 2007, 11:56:29 PM »

Random number generating page

http://www.random.org/nform.html

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I fear it's only a pseudo-random number generator Wink
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« Reply #1932 on: March 01, 2007, 12:38:47 AM »

I fear it's only a pseudo-random number generator Wink

I'm sorry if he's offended your sensibilities by not offering a truly random number generator.

Of course, I'm sure that a random-number generator offends your sensibilities, since it is a tool which uses pure and abstract math to actually produce something...
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« Reply #1933 on: March 01, 2007, 08:20:34 AM »

For my 4,000th post, something new:

Quote from: William Shakespeare
R&J Act V Scene III:
the Prince is speaking
See, what a scourge is laid upon your hate,
That heaven finds means to kill your joys with love.
And I for winking at your discords too
Have lost a brace of kinsmen: all are punish'd.

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« Reply #1934 on: March 02, 2007, 03:20:59 PM »

Theres something rotten in the city of Cleveland
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