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Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

Unread postby skywriter » Thu Feb 18, 2016 4:14 pm

uunix wrote:
skywriter wrote:Binge-watching BSG reboot (who in their right mind could watch the 1st one?) for the 4th time. I discovered this gem late in life.

What? What? New Battle Star? Where? How? When? How do I get this?


What? You're kidding. It's the 2004-2009 one.

@vishnu I bought the DVD version too. But now that it's back up on HULU - I watch it there; more convenient.
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Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

Unread postby uunix » Thu Feb 18, 2016 4:15 pm

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skywriter wrote:Binge-watching BSG reboot (who in their right mind could watch the 1st one?) for the 4th time. I discovered this gem late in life.

What? What? New Battle Star? Where? How? When? How do I get this?


What? You're kidding. It's the 2004-2009 one.

@vishnu I bought the DVD version too. But now that it's back up on HULU - I watch it there; more convenient.

Oh.. I thought it was some new one.. ah well, there is always the next V
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Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

Unread postby vishnu » Thu Feb 18, 2016 10:56 pm

Well, there was Caprica, but I don't think anybody watched it. I thought the the girl was pretty cute though... 8-)
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Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

Unread postby foetz » Thu Feb 18, 2016 11:50 pm

i watched it and it was just as pointless as bsg :lol:
actually i'm not sure why i watched it after bsg wasn't my thing at all. guess i'm an optimist :P

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Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

Unread postby vishnu » Fri Feb 19, 2016 8:40 am

In order to get BSG I think you have to watch every episode, in order. I can see where if you came in in the middle and skipped episodes it would be hard to get the point. They were covering topics in their society, the equivalent of which in our society no one's willing to go near, in terms of popular entertainment. I don't ordinarily agree with the New York Times about anything, but what their reviewer said I think was true, it was the best show on tv at the time... :P
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Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

Unread postby skywriter » Sat Feb 20, 2016 2:39 pm

I watched Caprica; not a great show - didn't seem to go anywhere worth following. You definitely had to watch every episode - in order - of BSG; It's not like it was Gilligans Island after all.
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Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

Unread postby uunix » Sun Feb 21, 2016 2:49 am

vishnu wrote:Well, there was Caprica, but I don't think anybody watched it. I thought the the girl was pretty cute though... 8-)

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Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

Unread postby skywriter » Mon Feb 22, 2016 2:21 pm

Interrupting cow!!! architecture!
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Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

Unread postby commodorejohn » Tue Feb 23, 2016 6:27 am

ivelegacy wrote:(1) constrains: causing laughter or amusement, humorous, witty, comic, comical, droll, facetious, jocular, jockey, hilarious, hysterical, riotous, uproarious, entertaining, diverting, sparkling, scintillating, silly, farcical, slapstick, side-splitting, rib-tickling, laugh-a-minute, wacky, zany, off the wall, a scream, rich, priceless, difficult to explain and understand, strange

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Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

Unread postby robespierre » Tue Feb 23, 2016 12:16 pm

SPARC has fixed-size windows (8 in, 8 local, and 8 out), but some other archs have variable window size, like Am29000.
Also interesting is the Mill architecture, which uses an operand "belt" of most recent instruction results, and can select any 16 to drop into the callee, which is similar to an arbitrary register window.
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Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

Unread postby R-ten-K » Tue Feb 23, 2016 4:38 pm

Register windows? In the XXI century? After all we know about architecture? Why dear lord, Why?

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Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

Unread postby commodorejohn » Tue Feb 23, 2016 4:52 pm

For the same reason I'm scheming up a stack machine (yet to be fully implemented, but coming soon to an 8051 clone near you!) - because we can.
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Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

Unread postby skywriter » Tue Feb 23, 2016 5:41 pm

Going off-chip will kill you everytime.
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Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

Unread postby pentium » Tue Feb 23, 2016 8:35 pm

Developing film in my bathroom.

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I've forgotten how relaxing this was.
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Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

Unread postby josehill » Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:28 pm

pentium wrote:Developing film in my bathroom.
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I've forgotten how relaxing this was.

I'm ever so slightly freaked out that your bathroom has the exact same style of tub, vanity, and fixtures as my childhood home once had.


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