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Just Sven
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16 days ago

What an amazing world with its variety of creatures.

Just Sven
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16 days ago

Another headline example of why to not trust any media/journalists.

LOS ANGELES, California — Roughly 100 pro-Israel vigilantes stormed the “Palestine Solidarity Encampment” at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning, sparking battles with activists.

Vigilantes on one side; activists on the other.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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16 days ago

Happy Wednesday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Sven!

You’ve got “battles” at UCLA, meanwhile, at UCI, the campus police handed one person a written notice to vacate. Of course UCI has a long history of catering to the Muslim Student Association.

Just Sven
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16 days ago

That’s understandable, considering how big a problem islamaphobia is.

Just Sven
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16 days ago

Emoji responses to text messages are bugging the snot out of me today.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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16 days ago
Reply to  Just Sven

Can you respond with the poo emoji and claim you thought it was chocolate pudding?

Just Sven
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16 days ago

I could, but I refuse to use the damn things.

Just Sven
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16 days ago

I turned 65 last month and I noticed that my tolerance levels have dropped dramatically.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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16 days ago
Reply to  Just Sven

Do you need a rake o’doom?

Just Sven
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16 days ago

Probably more likely a walker of woe.

Just Sven
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16 days ago
Reply to  Mac

I wish my hair was that color.

Just Sven
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16 days ago
Reply to  Mac

That’s a fuc*in’ emoji, isn’t it?

Paddy O'Furnijur
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16 days ago
Reply to  Mac

The math gets real nasty, real quick when you start dealing with subatomic particle wave equations.

Just Sven
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16 days ago
Reply to  Mac

My guess is that basic math, algebra, trig were are all something you could see and grasp because of the practical uses that they describe. Subatomic particles? Never seen one.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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16 days ago
Reply to  Mac

The Schroedinger equation is a second-order differential equation that can be solved to provide the eigenvalues for the time-dependent portion of the Hamiltonian operator. Then there are the eigenvectors for the velocity-dependent portion of the Hamiltonian. If you take the sum of the time and velocity-dependent values, you get the wave equation of the system. BTW, actually solving the wave equation for something more complex than the hydrogen molecule is not currently possible, without using a set of assumptions, such as the Born-Oppenheimer approximation.

No, I don’t really understand the math behind all of the above.

Just Sven
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16 days ago

You’re pulling my leg, right? I understood like one word in three.

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Just Sven
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16 days ago
Reply to  Mac

Didn’t his guy have a cat, too? And didn’t the Atlanta Rhythm Section have a song called “Imaginary Numbers”?

Of those of us left, I know who is wearing the dunce cap.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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16 days ago
Reply to  Just Sven

Nope. Not in the least. I got a B- in Theoretical Chemistry in grad school, which is the same as an F, for all intents and purposes.

Just Sven
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16 days ago
Reply to  Mac

I’ll second that.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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16 days ago

We just had a small earthquake in the Santa Ana mountains. 4.1 -- I thought someone had pushed my chair.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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16 days ago
Reply to  Mac

It was just a little weird, being the only one in the house and feeling like someone moved my chair.

Just Sven
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16 days ago
Reply to  Mac

“NO!!!! Let the cat get it!!!”

Just Sven
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16 days ago

Huh. Seems to be more of them lately -- those small-moderate shakes.

Just Sven
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16 days ago

Yesterday, there was a small squirrel on the back porch. Tiny, maybe 4.5 inches long but open eyes and fur. I tossed him some nuts, even tho I really hate squirrels, and he clumsily scampered into the bushes. This afternoon I found him in the same place lying flat and not moving. I scooped him up and we’ve been trying to nurse him and keep him warm. He’s taken some baby water via an eyedropper, but isn’t much into the formula that the intertubes recommended. We put him down for now in a heated box and will try feeding him again in a couple of hours.

Jack Tatum has been out all day, but being a cat, I bet he’ll be thrilled with his new roommate.

Just Sven
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16 days ago
Reply to  Mac

We figure it will take him a couple of days to even notice the squirrel, if it lives that long.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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16 days ago
Reply to  Just Sven

You’re a good Gerbil, Sven.

Just Sven
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16 days ago
Reply to  Mac

Thanks, gentlemen -- I’m trying. We got some fluid and formula into him, but that wore him out. He’s in a heated box and we’ll sleep downstairs and try again in 2-3 hours. Still no Tatum, but he usually shows up around midnight demanding food.

Just Sven
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16 days ago

At work today, we had a meeting with some vendors and they recorded it on something called Read AI which beyond just recording the event, takes notes, grades the conversation, does a transcript, and other stuff. I looked at the transcript and the first thing it wrote, 6 seconds in, was one of the women saying “Good morning and I love you all.”

I don’t think that’s what she actually said.

Just Sven
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16 days ago

Apparently the second round of LAPD vs hamas is set to begin at UCLA any minute now.