Re: What a curious graph!

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oops.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 07-16-12 7:49 PM
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Pooping!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 07-16-12 7:50 PM
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Characteristically, I have no idea what this means.


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 07-16-12 7:54 PM
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It means something broke.


Posted by: NickS | Link to this comment | 07-16-12 7:55 PM
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"big spike = bad thing" is about the extent of my understanding.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 07-16-12 7:56 PM
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"big spike = bad thing"

There is no need to be jealous.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 07-16-12 7:56 PM
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Poor misunderstood Big Spike -- all those nights tutoring at-risk youth, all those weekends at the soup kitchen, and even his contributions to the Gilbert and Sullivan Society were meaningless to a public that could not see past his iron scales and acid-dripping, man-crushing jaws.


Posted by: snarkout | Link to this comment | 07-16-12 7:58 PM
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So a big DDoS, then?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 07-16-12 7:58 PM
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7: aieee the squamous swap blocks


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 07-16-12 7:59 PM
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8: Or an internal process run amok, I was thinking.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 07-16-12 8:03 PM
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The DoS is being distributed from inside the network!


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 07-16-12 8:03 PM
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I had to talk to people in the room with me. It was awful because I just came from a conference where I had to talk to whole bunches of people.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 07-16-12 8:09 PM
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Not that they weren't nice people, but if I were willing to have lots of face-to-face conversations while sober, I could probably found a way to make more money.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 07-16-12 8:18 PM
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Like how Ponzi founded the Ponzi scheme?


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 07-16-12 8:20 PM
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7: I thought that was Spiny Norman


Posted by: Turgid Jacobian | Link to this comment | 07-16-12 8:21 PM
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14: I was more thinking of why I didn't go to law school, but I suppose I should dream big dreams.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 07-16-12 8:23 PM
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12: At my workplace today, we chatted about hummus. It was most pleasant. Next time, trying bringing up hummus, Mobes.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 07-16-12 8:23 PM
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The Greek place by my office does serve good hummus.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 07-16-12 8:43 PM
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Since this really isn't a focused thread, I am going to flout teo's unilateral guideline and mention that I was moderately pleased today to learn that "Manhattanhenge" has apparently become a bit of a thing (and one that has just passed this week--sun setting in line with the standard e-w street grid in Manhattan). I expect the NYC Unfogged contingent to turn out on the streets their next chance which will be sunrise on or about December 5th.
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Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 07-16-12 8:47 PM
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18: Bad hummus has to go to the O.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 07-16-12 8:48 PM
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The DoS is being distributed from inside the network!

I keep making the analogous joke about a weird feature in the data of a certain experiment and so far I've only succeeded in making one person laugh. So naturally I'm planning to use it at a big conference next week because what's better than telling a joke no one laughs at in front of hundreds of people?


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 07-16-12 9:35 PM
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For Manhattanhenge, there were tons of people hanging out in the park across the street form me, which looks, across the Eat River, right down 42nd Street.

Turns out there are actually two Manhattanhenges (in May and July), and the best effect was actually on the days between those two, when the sun would pass through the grid-alignment every day, but would be a bit higher above the horizon - and more illuminating.


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 07-16-12 9:37 PM
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Tell me more about this Eat River.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 07-16-12 9:46 PM
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There's a river, and then you eat it. What more do you want?


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 07-16-12 10:00 PM
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I guess I'm just not sure how one eats a river.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 07-16-12 10:14 PM
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It's a river of hummus. Moby was telling us about it at that big conference. Try to keep up.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 07-16-12 10:15 PM
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neb's been in the wilderness. Give him time.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 07-16-12 10:18 PM
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Hummus can only be a river if it's smooth, and then Stanley wouldn't eat the river. But some of us like that sort of thing.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 07-16-12 10:24 PM
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Also, how does one suck a fuck?


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 07-16-12 10:28 PM
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As it happens, I just recently came upon a truly great not-smooth hummus recipe. It's so not-smooth, I think I want to name it Not-Steely-Dan Hummus.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 07-16-12 10:30 PM
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Is 30 supposed to be a pun? I honestly can't tell.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 07-16-12 10:44 PM
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One of my favourite ever stock charts had a great big downward spike on the line for MTN Group, which then resumed its upward trend. The pay-off was explaining to anyone who noticed it that it was the day most of the company's executives were killed in a plane crash. (this one: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenya_Airways_Flight_507)


Posted by: Alex | Link to this comment | 07-17-12 2:17 AM
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WHAT WAS HAPPENING AT ~3:15?


Posted by: OPINIONATED QUESTIONZ ASKA | Link to this comment | 07-17-12 2:31 AM
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It's not Manhattanhenge, it's Streethenge. Manhattanhenge is hardly pronounceable.

I do enjoy thinking about future archeologists trying to figure out why July 11 was important enough to be memorialized in the largest solar calendar ever.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 07-17-12 3:30 AM
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31: If you have to ask about Not-Yacht Hummus you're too young to understand.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 07-17-12 3:44 AM
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34: Be the change you want to see in Wikipedia, oh opinionated arbiter of Manhattan-related terminology.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 07-17-12 3:46 AM
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34: good luck to future underwater archeologists!


Posted by: Turgid Jacobian | Link to this comment | 07-17-12 3:49 AM
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why July 11 was important enough to be memorialized in the largest solar calendar ever.

Its the All Star Break


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 07-17-12 5:20 AM
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36: Although yours is admittedly more mellifluous*.

*A word I considered for the "du jour" thread in part for theoretically being an autological word. But in practice I find it to be a bit of a mouthful.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 07-17-12 5:21 AM
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LB vs. Neil DeGrasse Tyson THROWDOWN!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 07-17-12 5:23 AM
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The importance of the date confirmed by the ubiquitous 7-11 shrines where those who were not among the chosen who lived in the holy city could worship. They were noted for their utilitarian convenience in alignment with the automobile-centric culture of the unwashed.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 07-17-12 5:32 AM
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41: The network of holy sites soon fanned out beyond the shores of North America, dispensing joy and hope. And mashed potatoes.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 07-17-12 7:39 AM
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Some of the instant mashed potatoes aren't bad. The instant, powdered gravies that I've tried aren't that great, but I suppose they could have a tank of real gravy back there.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 07-17-12 7:50 AM
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Course, you have to add actual butter.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 07-17-12 7:52 AM
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32: My favorite price spike was the 50% drop in the price of Veeco, Inc., at the moment the U.S. attorney announced the indictment of Veco Corp. It lasted several minutes, and was an excellent buying opportunity for people who could spell.


Posted by: unimaginative | Link to this comment | 07-17-12 8:15 AM
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Maybe that's why so many of the home schooling types push kids into spelling bees.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 07-17-12 8:19 AM
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I never associated home-schooling with being from India.


Posted by: Crypic ned | Link to this comment | 07-17-12 8:20 AM
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theoretically being an autological word

I installed a font organizer and have been categorizing my fonts in both standard and non-standard-but-Kraab-friendly ways. One of the latter categories is "onomatopoeiac" fonts, like Puzzleface, made out of puzzle pieces; Bones; or Blast, made out of sticks of dynamite. I don't know what they're properly called, but I like onomatopoeiac -- "autological" would have worked as well -- just fine.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 07-17-12 8:54 AM
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The only good font is SAS Monospace.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 07-17-12 8:55 AM
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