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Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

Postby SecondTalon » Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:41 am UTC

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Postby pseudoidiot » Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:00 pm UTC

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Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

Postby Sableagle » Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:34 pm UTC

This week my employer learned that leverage, dynamic loading, metal fatigue and low temperatures can combine to case problems.

Mobile base, 2.5m by 28m or thereabouts, with uprights at ~3.5m intervals along it in four row, two in the middle and one each at front and back, diagonally braced. Horizontals spanning these uprights. In effect, giant shelves with only one space between them, remote-controlled to select which pair have the space between them. Less floor space, less wall, less ceiling, less heat ingress, lower land purchase, materials purchase and cooling bills et cetera than static shelving. Bases accelerate at maybe 0.1 m/s2 each way and travel at about 0.1 m/s. Each 3.3m bay can nominally hold up to 3t of stuff. Each mobile base can, supposedly, handle 350t of stuff. Standing still, sure, they can. Between people bouncing vehicles off them, bits of crap getting into their tracks (they don't know where they are, by the way, just roll along the tracks until they hit something), slight unevenness in the floor and that acceleration at the start and end of each movement, they've not been standing still. The heights above the floor are 2.5, 4.45, 6.4, 8.35, 10.3 and 12.3 metres. Turns out that trying to move 25t of stuff 12.3m up by shoving the base of the frame sideways puts more stress on the lower parts of the frame than they were really built to take.

They're going to have a very interesting time getting everything out of their expensive investment "safely," aren't they?

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Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

Postby Coyne » Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:26 pm UTC

Well, supposing that they're within the rated limits, who designed this thing, Bullwinkle Moose?
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Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

Postby Sableagle » Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:29 pm UTC

Coyne wrote:Well, supposing that they're within the rated limits, who designed this thing, Bullwinkle Moose?
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Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

Postby Flumble » Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:16 pm UTC

TIL (through a satire by Boondocks) in the USA there's an actual television network called BET (black entertainment television). Isolating your target audience by skin colour is bad enough, but they're allowed to even promote it through their company name. :?

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Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

Postby doogly » Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:19 pm UTC

Having all major networks run by white people who nevertheless somehow manage to say with a straight face that they serve and represent the entire population is the real :?
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Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

Postby Zohar » Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:57 pm UTC

What doogly said. This is a solution for an underlying problem, not the cause of it.
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Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

Postby Flumble » Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:41 pm UTC

I'm not to speak any good of any other TV network (especially american ones), but how would this solve anything rather than perpetuate segregation? :?

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Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

Postby SecondTalon » Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:54 pm UTC

Because Wypipo have no power there?

I kinda don't understand the question. Segregation is controlled by the powerful group excluding and separating groups without power.

BET is the "Screw your networks, we'll make our own! With blackjack, and hookers! Forget the blackjack. And the hookers!" response. (Inb4 "But doesn't the group in power still have to allow it on cable programming?" Because there's nothing cable execs love more than money)

Now, we can argue about whether or not BET aids in promoting negative black stereotypes via it's programming and music videos (does it still do those?) but good lord, if goddamn Golf gets it's own channel....


Basically, if BET supports segregation, so does ... like.. every goddamn TV show not on BET, with a few scant exceptions that are rare enough that one can only wonder if they're token shows so various networks can say "We aren't racist in our programming, we have a show starring some blacks!"
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Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

Postby Zohar » Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:09 pm UTC

Flumble wrote:I'm not to speak any good of any other TV network (especially american ones), but how would this solve anything rather than perpetuate segregation? :?

What ST said, but also if I were a black person, it might solve the issue of hardly seeing any black people on TV (regardless of their characterization, which is often negative). White people self-segregate by choosing almost entirely white-led content, and cable companies promote this as well with the type of programming they push forward. Of course in an ideal world all mainstream shows would have a balanced and diverse cast, but that doesn't really happen, and the solution for black people (or any other minority) shouldn't be "just watch the white people already!".

In any case, even in a theoretical post-racist world, there are still differing cultures between groups of people - there's black culture, white suburban culture, gay culture, queer culture, etc. There's nothing wrong with having content targeted specifically at those demographics.
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Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

Postby ObsessoMom » Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:09 pm UTC

Today I learned about Franca Viola (trigger warning for rape). And also that the Italian article of law whereby a rapist could extinguish his crime by marrying his victim was still on the books until 1981. Wow.

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Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

Postby firechicago » Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:36 pm UTC

It should be noted that BET isn't a "network". It's a cable channel, one of many hundreds in the US. There's a channel for golf. There's a channel for farming. There are dozens, if not hundreds of channels for sports, including channels founded just to cover a single team or events at a single venue.

But there can't be a channel for African-American entertainment and culture? Yeah, fuck that.

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Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

Postby Sableagle » Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:40 am UTC

TIL that choisya, which allegedly likes "full sun to partial shade" and costs £13 tiny or £60 large from Crocus, is still growing where I planted the tiny one I bought for that price in a south-west-facing corner where it can enjoy the sunshine and is sheltered from chilly northerly winds and icy nor'easters ...

... and is also thriving inside a hedge against a north-facing wall where it got planted by a bird.

Also that I've got a new rose bush growing under the established rose bushes. I was going to look up "growing roses from seed" but it seems I don't need to.

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Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

Postby Deva » Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:53 pm UTC

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