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7197 No. 7197 ID: 0c08f2 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
I posted this in /t/ as well, wasn't sure where it would be better served for relevant responses. Sorry if that's a problem mods, feel free to delete it from /t/ if it isn't wanted over there.

Is anyone familiar with civilian unexploded ordnance work? Any personal experience or does anyone know friends who did it? I've been reading a bit about it and I've been considering a new line of work for a while now, but the time and money involved in going back to college for four years is a lot for me to consider.

I stumbled upon some word-of-mouth info about civilian UXO work and learned just about anyone (provided in half decent shape and not a moron) can get UXO Tech level 1 training in like 4-6 weeks for only about 5 to 8 thousand dollars, then immediately be job ready for field work in a lot of different areas like construction site contracting or working as a civilian contractor with the Army Corp of Engineers.

Notable upside is entry level techs average 60k a year based on about a month of training, you can become tech 2 after 3 years of work and tech 3 after 5 years...with tech 3 guys averaging 120k a year apparently. Downsides seem to be a lot of travel, with some jobs lasting only a week and some lasting half a year.

Still, it is something I am currently considering. I've read Texas A&M's TEEX program is the best in the country to attend for this training, but there are some other notable programs as well. I know it is also potentially dangerous work, but right now it is only a consideration and I'm trying to learn more about it from people that know more than me. I figure at least one or two people here on OPchan are familiar with it or know friends/relatives in the field.

Is it worth pursuing? On paper it sounds pretty fucking fun and I can't think of many other lines of work that can net you a 60k/year starting income based on less than two months of training. Downside(s) that might hold me back are that I have no military/LEO background, no engineering background and none of my current skills really translate to this line of work. Is the tech level 1 training enough for someone like me or does this line of work show favoritism to former mil guys only?
>> No. 7235 ID: c2d7da
Let me know if you find out more about this. Sounds kinda rad.

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7184 No. 7184 ID: c2ff00 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
I've come to the end of my rope in the shitty job market. The job I had in law enforcement has killed my knees. I have to find something else to do, and I've thought about going back to school for web development, among other things.

A friend of mine is a engineer for a major web company, and he told me I don't really need to get a degree in computer science to get a web job. Asking him what I should look into learning he suggested HTML, CSS, & Java. These I already figured I would have to know, so that's not so bad. He said I could find a lot of free code online, but I'm not really finding any that doesn't look like it came out of Yahoo Geocities.

He suggested that I start building websites, so I bought a web domain, and I'll have to get a FTP client to upload stuff, but I have no idea where to start. I've got a book on HTML5, and Javascript. Reading the HTML book is about to make my head explode. It's all like "this is what's different from 4.01" when I'm starting from 0. Sure I know what HTML looks like, but I don't know where I need to be writing it before I send it to wherever it needs to go.

He did suggest I look to some podcasts, and I've found one that I like even though I don't really know what they're talking about right now. At least they sound like they know what they are talking about.

I've thought about doing some courses online, but I don't want to get a "certificate" from an online "university" that's not accredited. I don't know if that's something that an employer would look at, or not, and I don't want to learn crap that's not going to do me any good.

I've done hardware stuff with PCs, and laptops, but never any software since I did:
>10 print boobs
>20 go to 10
Any hints, tips, or suggestions for someone starting web design?
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>> No. 7201 ID: f2400b

Don't use Eclipse for anything Java related if you have any choice at all. Netbeans is a much better option, since it actually works and is relatively user friendly.

And besides... Eclipse descends from IBM's code. That alone should make you steer clear of it.
>> No. 7203 ID: b89631
>Eclipse descends from IBM's code
Man, I remember back in the day when IBM was considered a legit and respected brand. Funny how things go.

I'm not sure if this (or another) Visual Studio extension would be functional enough to code java in:

After using .NET/VS, I'd hate to go back to C with gcc/nano or Java with Eclipse Europa, its just too handy.
>> No. 7204 ID: f2400b

Visual Studio might be fine, but I did not care for it so much personally. Certainly better than Eclipse though.

Also, my hatred of IBM stems from the fact that I have to work with their products on a daily basis. That would be enough to warp anyone's opinion, given how many bugs and limitations are in the IBM BPM.
>> No. 7205 ID: 72eee7
I have a few friends at IBM and even they hate IBM.
>> No. 7206 ID: 4d1742

If you want to learn Android Google released Android Studio to replace eclipse not too long ago, so unless you wanna avoid a (possible) botnet I'd use that. If you do wanna avoid Google then you can use Visual Studio.


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7048 No. 7048 ID: e7f332 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
what's this? A monolith?
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>> No. 7143 ID: 9eea57
Next step is to give it Scarlet Johanssen's voice.
>> No. 7148 ID: 68aa6b
It's a learning AI so the more it's used the better it gets. they just added ifttt integration and maybe an api soon. am excited to see how this turns out
>> No. 7150 ID: 65c27c
Gee, my phone has done this for awhile with Google Now.
>> No. 7152 ID: 381ee6
Superglue a fleshlight to it and load a .mp3 of pornstars moaning on it
>"Skynet... play... party mix #2"
>*squelching sounds*
>> No. 7162 ID: 6d6cb1
But I want it to react to the action.

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  Why hasn't anyone ever combined these techs? The current tech level supports it?
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>> No. 7147 ID: 68aa6b
  Home automation is not just hvac and lights. can integrate with security system to show feeds, route audio, act as a phone system though bluetooth phone pairing, set audio moods, ect.
>> No. 7158 ID: 68aa6b
  And this
>> No. 7159 ID: 68aa6b
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with this
>> No. 7160 ID: 381ee6
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>> No. 7161 ID: de0bec
That's perfect

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6639 No. 6639 ID: 195903 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
The end result of my first time welding is this ugly motherfucker, two test beads on one part. I know what I did wrong on this one for the most part but does anyone have any tips on welding, welders or other related info?

I'm using a Hobart 140 by the way, sorry the image sucks but it was a cellphone camera.
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>> No. 7123 ID: fb3bdd
Either lower the current or speed up. Also, stop pausing. You want the entire weld to be as close to one smooth continuous movement as possible.
>> No. 7142 ID: 065fe2
>>7116 bead is too convex. not enough penetration.
>>7117 same thing, plus constancy issue.

i'm sorry, overall crap.
>> No. 7154 ID: 0b73d6
Play much pool? When you're pulling the torch, think about playing pool, about drawing the que back before you strike the que ball.

Smooth, even, and steady.
>> No. 7155 ID: 392726
always remember: a grinder and paint make me the welder I ain't.
>> No. 7156 ID: 3f8c1c
Thanks for the tips. I should've showed you guys my horizontal and vertical V's.

Next semester I'll see what kind of havoc I can wreak on mig and tig.

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  For hypothetical sake let's talk about small distilling equipment for making sanitizing and recreational alcohol for barter and consumption. Methods, materials etc.

First up we have electric water distillers. This looks to be the expensive and easy solution to get up and running. Powered like a coffee pot it looks straight forward but I'm unsure about temperature controls.

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>> No. 7650 ID: 0a2b37
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Reflux column stills are where it's at yo. You can mount one to a water heater if you're feeling lazy or you can use a milk tank or stainless 55 gallon drum and set those on a propane burner or install electric heating elements and insulate the things.

>> No. 7651 ID: 1701f6
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Damn fine setup you have there. Have you ever use lab-grade condensers? Maybe something like this?
>> No. 7652 ID: 0a2b37
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I've thought about ordering United Nuclear's distillation set but is rather small and don't really need it.

Also that was just the early setup, here is what we are running now:
>> No. 7653 ID: 0a2b37
Also, I recommend this book:

>> No. 7654 ID: ca04cd
not who you're asking but I personally use a graham condenser like what you linked, works like a dream. my whole setup is a 2L flat bottom boiling flask on a magnetic stirring hotplate, vigreux fractionating column, joint with thermometer, graham condenser run by an aquarium pump in a bucket and refreshed with dripping water, and a flask to catch the runoff.

it doesn't make much alcohol per run but whatever you do make with it is as clean tasting as vodka because of all the fractioning. makes the most wonderful wine brandy.

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  Acoustic levitation.
>> No. 7141 ID: ed343e
That really is pretty neato.

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7129 No. 7129 ID: 0daa26 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
Physics nerds, fight for my amusement! Let this be fuel for your impending conflict...

How credible is this? I understand the concept here, even if I can't do the math. But how much of this is clickbait hype?

I've only seen a few mentions of this on weird pop-sci sites. You'd think that if there were something to this, it would be all over the place. I mean, even assuming that we're decades from controlling this supposed warping effect in a meaningful way, and a century away from a suitable power source, this would still be pretty big deal, right?

Is this Becquerel's rock on a photo plate? Or is this more likely just misinterpreted junk data?
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>> No. 7132 ID: 86ede1
I can already feel the warp overtaking me.
>> No. 7133 ID: fb3bdd
Probably not. Man, the people actually working at NASA must really get tired of this kind of shit.
>> No. 7134 ID: 381ee6
Depends on where they fired it
>> No. 7140 ID: 5f2c4e
>How credible is this? I understand the concept here, even if I can't do the math. But how much of this is clickbait hype?

It's credible in the sense that there were anomalies and the scientists think that the lasers were going too fast in the experiments.

This isn't the first time erroneous test results have lead to pants shittingly awesome news stories, though:

It's not bullshit technology, but these people claiming that it's a "warp field" are jumping the gun. Until someone redoes the experiment and finds the results are correct and repeatable, it isn't worth paying much attention to because stories like this happen every couple of years.

Now, that said...

"The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!'; but rather 'hmm... that's funny...'"
- Isaac Asimov

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7076 No. 7076 ID: f850a1 hide watch quickreply [Reply]

The staggeringly complex LHC ‘atom smasher’ at the CERN centre in Geneva, Switzerland, will be fired up to its highest energy levels ever in a bid to detect - or even create - miniature black holes.

If successful a completely new universe will be revealed – rewriting not only the physics books but the philosophy books too.

It is even possible that gravity from our own universe may ‘leak’ into this parallel universe, scientists at the LHC say.

“We predict that gravity can leak into extra dimensions, and if it does, then miniature black holes can be produced at the LHC.

"Normally, when people think of the multiverse, they think of the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics, where every possibility is actualised.

"This cannot be tested and so it is philosophy and not science.

“This is not what we mean by parallel universes. What we mean is real universes in extra dimensions.
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>“This is not what we mean by parallel universes
clever ruse mr breen
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It's okay. They got the real Gordon a crowbar.
>> No. 7127 ID: 8a8888
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Mist soon, fellow stalkers.
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One of the few good horror movies that has come out in the past decade.

Also, I thought the general idea of a parallel universe is that it is impossible for two parallel universes to ever interact for the mere attempt to interact would form another universe, assuming that we're in a multiverse of some form and that there is a degree of granularity small enough that the interaction would cause or be presupposed by the splitting of the universe into a parallel one.

But all of this quantum stuff is not my forte. I'm more curious as to what you all think on it.

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7074 No. 7074 ID: 0b2f16 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
So I noticed this issue while playing Counter Strike: Global Offensive by the really bad rubber band lag I've been getting. My machine seems to be having extreme packet latency on random packets, sometimes shooting up as high as 998ms. There doesn't seem to be a discernible pattern to when they lag. My other machine doesn't have this issue. I have a new router and 25mb/s connection. This doesn't cause an issue with any other games I have and my browsing and streaming works just fine.

Here's what I'm talking about in a test ping to google:

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>> No. 7085 ID: 0dcdc8
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>refreshed my computer

How does that work?
>> No. 7086 ID: c08668
Refreshing restores the operating system and removes programs without touching your documents. I think it's a new Windoze 8 feature. It was a pain in the ass re-installing shit, but I'm fragging nerds again without network connections so I'm happy.
Yeah, I think it was just an anomaly.
>> No. 7087 ID: c08668
network problems*
>> No. 7094 ID: 9093a8
I have been really trying to do the whole linux thing recently.

Tried Manjaro a while ago but had to leave that since the laptop I was using needed to be used elsewhere. Very short lived but impressive and eye opening experiment for me.

Currently have a debian distro with xfce for the desktop environment on a USB. I believe it's the stable release I am using.
I am installing it on a hardrive and fully trying it out soon. It was pretty good and very easy to work with.

A lot of linux information sources seem to talk shit about other distro camps though so it's hard to know what is worth my time trying.

I am happy with the couple I have used and the Xfce DE is great.
>> No. 7118 ID: cbf3af

For easy and pain free linux just download the latest version of Mint.

Mint is a special version of Ubuntu. Ubuntu was designed specifically as an easy-to-use Linux distro meant for personal computers and laptops for everyday use. 99% of stuff is plug and play and it can handle all your drivers and shit automatically like Windows does.

Mint takes Ubuntu and adds all the common bells and whistles like video codecs, browser features, plugins and other stuff that you would normally install yourself on Ubuntu. With Mint you basically just install it and use it, no fucking around required.

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