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Message 82461 - Posted: 31 Oct 2017, 19:09:47 UTC - in response to Message 82460.  

Is there another internet...?

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Message 82462 - Posted: 31 Oct 2017, 19:11:33 UTC - in response to Message 82460.  

Appropriate for Halloween, there is the "dark web" :-)
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Message 82465 - Posted: 31 Oct 2017, 19:27:34 UTC - in response to Message 82462.  

there is the "dark web" :-)


That is TOR ;-)
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Message 82466 - Posted: 31 Oct 2017, 19:41:50 UTC - in response to Message 82465.  

Not exactly :-) I use TOR to circumvent geoblocking.
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Message 82474 - Posted: 31 Oct 2017, 22:50:08 UTC - in response to Message 82460.  

I need to ask a strange question. I tried asking the internet, but I didn't particularly like the answer so I stopped.

Is there another internet...?

two more actually. Dark web has been mentioned. Internet2 hasn't.
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Message 82480 - Posted: 1 Nov 2017, 3:21:16 UTC

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apparentlythequestion is. easilymisunderstood.yes Or-I'm-not-asking-it-right, Whichever.Night everyone : }
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Message 82496 - Posted: 1 Nov 2017, 13:57:28 UTC
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Just when you thought you could trust things on the internet, Nvidia shows the output of its Generative Adversarial Network (GAN): generating fake celebrities. It doesn't have sound or music. Just jaw-dropping rendered images.
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Message 82503 - Posted: 2 Nov 2017, 3:47:51 UTC
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It wasn't the question, it was a question, and that was answered very well. Thank you :-)

You'll probably all want to stop reading here. Or will wish you had if you didn't. I'll leave that up to you :)
Nothing useful is said beyond this point --> . <-- (yes, that one)



The question was one I wanted to find different answers to than the ones I already had. I did find answers to questions I hadn't realised I'd asked, none of which were useful however interesting they were. I'll just resign myself to waiting I think. I only started fretting because something quite important I'd been promised would be soon, hasn't been. That was fiiiiiine if it was at least going to be this year, which it turned out it would be! :) But that's got cancelled :/ So it will be next year instead, which is also fiiiiiine I'm sure :)

Just when you thought you could trust things on the internet, Nvidia shows the output of its Generative Adversarial Network (GAN): generating fake celebrities. It doesn't have sound or music. Just jaw-dropping rendered images.
That reminded me of the time I was almost completely brand new here and someone thought I knew what they meant when they offered me some mushroom tea. From West Yorkshire. That's what happened to every one else's face about twenty minutes later.
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Message 82507 - Posted: 2 Nov 2017, 10:03:03 UTC - in response to Message 82505.  

Well, all I know is that having been to West Yorkshire, that I never saw any Mushrooms of any sort, magic or not.
Well, fungi do grow in West Yorkshire. This was taken during my uncle's visit last year.


Apparently they're known as 'Earthstars', so they fit this board's various interests rather well.
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Message 82512 - Posted: 2 Nov 2017, 11:47:06 UTC - in response to Message 82510.  

Chris you're not thinking about looking for any psilocybin mushrooms are you ?? They grow over on the allotment next to my back garden but they're " Class A " nowadays dry or wet ;-)
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Message 82514 - Posted: 2 Nov 2017, 13:22:30 UTC - in response to Message 82510.  

Apparently all mushrooms are fungi, but not all fungi are mushrooms.
Yes, that's the fundamental basis of the modern Taxonomic classification for all life on earth - not just mushrooms, and not just in Yorkshire.

See the sidebar alongside the section headed 'Kingdoms'.

(Sorry, you just caught the backwash from an argument with TBar at SETI Main)
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Message 82517 - Posted: 2 Nov 2017, 14:07:35 UTC - in response to Message 82516.  

No probs Richard, Mac stuff is way beyond me :-)
And beyond TBar, by the looks of things.
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Message 82558 - Posted: 3 Nov 2017, 11:29:42 UTC

Well, all I know is that having been to West Yorkshire, that I never saw any Mushrooms of any sort, magic or not.
Then you obviously never went up the billing! :) I have, since partaking of its produce... although I didn't take note of any fungi. Mostly because I was preoccupied by deflecting the charms of Angus. He was an amusing old thing, bless him :) and full of character - but with intransigent belligerence towards short, domed creatures powered only by wellingtons crossing his field. Particularly when they started shrieking and scattering all over the place, shedding umbrella's as two year olds do whilst being charged by a goat. But magically, they're mostly found where cows graze I think.

I'm glad Richard was able to confirm there are mushrooms in West Yorkshire though. I could have ended up looking quite stupid otherwise...

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scant justification to comment
You completely lost me, Mr Ffing! I've worked it out now though, after a read back through some posts I'd missed.

AnnieT of course means the Dark Net or Dark Web,
*blink*

Generally speaking anyone using the Dark Net is generally thought of as being up to no good,
And that'd be because... the "proper" net is so...


honest...?



compared...?



I trust it will be more than just "fiiiiiine".
Thank you, I will try to do that too :)

The first quadrennial stocktake of the Territory of Gibraltar, will be Spring 2018*.
They closed the Orange Free State for a stocktake once. Only stampeding rhinoceroses were allowed past the barriers, and that was only because they brake too late and can't turn corners at speed, so would run straight through and out the other side. Do that on Gibraltar, when the other side and every other other side, has no other side... however tempting it might be with tourists... leaves the Rock at risk of being broken into to get into I suppose.

What did you not ask? ;-)
How to obtain an authentic-looking death certificate was probably the biggest misunderstanding :\
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Message 82576 - Posted: 3 Nov 2017, 21:38:36 UTC
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The past week my car had to go to the garage because each time I fill her up with gasoline, there is a gasoline stink on the inside for hours, even after driving with the windows open. It's good we don't smoke anymore...
Anyway, while my car was in the garage, I got a replacement car. A Suzuki Ignis. A nice little motor, as Mike Brewer would say. Although as with all cars of these days, the seats are on a raise, so I don't see any traffic lights anymore unless I'm the fourth car in the queue(!)

At 3pm I got the call I didn't want to get: the remedy they were going for had to wait a day, because a part had to be ordered. So the 4pm hospital visit Holly had planned had to be done with the replacement car. But okay, we drove over, no problem. The brake and clutch on this car were a bit troublesome, had to press them deep for them to work, but okay, I managed it. Even got it up to 130 kph.

On the way back though, we drove into a bit of traffic and all of a sudden a LOUD BEEP, plus the electronic dashboard lit up red, it said something on there in English, but since I was driving and traffic was closing in I had to put my attention there. A second LOUD BEEP, more red lit dashboard and then, while I was already back on the right (empty) lane, the car braked automatically! What the...?

The next day when I returned the loan car to the garage and picked my own car up, I of course asked them what that was.
That, apparently, is a newfangled doohickey that is required by law on all cars now sold in the EU in 2017. It's a radar that's always on, that keeps check of traffic conditions in front of you. The beep is to tell you that there's something happening ahead of you that requires your immediate attention. You will get the warning twice and if you don't react, the car will brake automatically!

I told them that a loud beep plus info on the dashboard isn't something you'd want if you're to be reminded to get your attention on the road - and not on your smart phone, DVD, woman or whatever people do behind the wheel these days. I don't want it. And besides, who is driving the car, me or the car? I always try to leave 2 seconds between me and the car in front of me, but that's not easy when traffic density gets high at points, or when people just push their car in that nice hole you made in front of you. So what? This car will then brake every time? F. that.

Nope, it cannot be turned off.
It's required on every car sold in the EU since January 2017.
It's ludicrous.
Not a needful thing!

Edit: although the one thing I did like a lot was the parking camera, that showed everything behind you as soon as you'd put her in reverse. That I could live with. :)
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Message 82614 - Posted: 4 Nov 2017, 14:33:31 UTC - in response to Message 82576.  

Nope, it cannot be turned off.
It's required on every car sold in the EU since January 2017.
It's ludicrous.
Not a needful thing!

Warning! The robots/computers have taken over the driving for us.
It is on every new car sold in the USA also. It is called Collision Avoidance System here.
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Message 82619 - Posted: 4 Nov 2017, 16:24:54 UTC - in response to Message 82576.  

Wonder if foil tape sales will explode? After all if the sensor can't sense ...
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Message 82625 - Posted: 4 Nov 2017, 17:30:54 UTC - in response to Message 82558.  

They closed the Orange Free State for a stocktake once. Only stampeding rhinoceroses were allowed past the barriers, and that was only because they brake too late and can't turn corners at speed, so would run straight through and out the other side.
Touché. ;-) Amusing imagery. Thank you. ;-) I am sorry to hear you have reason to seek an answer on the topic you referred to however. I trust all is well?


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Wonder if foil tape sales will explode? After all if the sensor can't sense ...
Will insurance pay out?
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Message 82626 - Posted: 4 Nov 2017, 17:33:30 UTC - in response to Message 82576.  

It's required on every car sold in the EU since January 2017.
I bought a new car this year (ordered as a factory build in February, supplied in May), so I suppose I've got it, according to that rule (we are still in the EU for the time being, after all). But I don't think I do.

What I do have is short-range parking sensors, which bleep and show on the dashboard which corner of the car is in danger of hitting something. 'Green' is no more than a metre away, 'Red' perhaps 10cm. It's very useful for snuggling up close to stone walls in my courtyard without damaging the paintwork, but it's never distracted me while driving, even in heavy traffic.
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Message 82629 - Posted: 4 Nov 2017, 17:51:03 UTC - in response to Message 82627.  

the engine switches of at traffic lights and then restarts when the gas pedal is pressed.
My new car has that too - well, the cheap version, where the engine only switches off if you put the gearbox in neutral and take your foot completely off the clutch pedal. That's a bit clunky, so I tend only to use it at canal swing bridges, railway level crossings, and extremely complicated multi-phase junctions. It's very pleasant to sit there in peace with no strain on the clutch leg.

If your battery is flat, or your starter motor has failed, you wouldn't have set out on the journey, would you? If it's the car's final journey to the scrapyard, you can turn off the 'eco' feature.
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Message 82632 - Posted: 4 Nov 2017, 18:13:48 UTC
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Most modern Mercs and BMW's


And Fords, Nissan's, well actually almost every car manufacturer offers it, usually standard on the mid-range models and up (my 2014 Nissan Note had it) as did a friends Ford Focus. My 2017 Nissan Micra does not have it as I needed a car down to a price.
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