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Postby Ornette » Thu Dec 03, 2015 3:55 pm

Some pictures of my son Siddharth



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Postby Rei IV » Thu Dec 03, 2015 4:18 pm

Cute kid and he smiles a lot too! How old is that keyboard? It looks kinda 90s but then again, I haven't owned a P.C. (that's not a laptop) for more than a decade so I maybe mistaken.
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Postby pwhodges » Thu Dec 03, 2015 7:24 pm

Hmm. First I had to sign in to Google, and then it was prepared to say it wouldn't show me the pictures. Same in FireFox and Opera.
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Postby robersora » Thu Dec 03, 2015 7:44 pm

Images are kinda broken - that is, if you son is not a grey declined sign - as I'm sure, he isn't.
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Postby Ornette » Thu Dec 03, 2015 8:15 pm

Sorry, I didn't realize google's pic dump stopped behaving like S3. Maybe it's because I've since exhausted my free storage quota.
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Postby robersora » Thu Dec 03, 2015 10:44 pm

Cute :3
How old is he?
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Postby Sailor Star Dust » Thu Dec 03, 2015 11:55 pm

Ah, here's our Zelda-puppy (see my recent RML posts if you're lost):

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Postby Ornette » Fri Dec 04, 2015 6:59 am

View Original Postrobersora wrote:Cute :3
How old is he?

Almost 6 months.
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Postby Shamsiel-kun » Fri Dec 04, 2015 4:28 pm

Keyboard looks mid-1990s, judging by the color and design, but apparently IBM/Lenovo still make 'em (or so a Google search for "IBM trackpoint keyboard" tells me), in black instead of dark gray.
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Postby pwhodges » Fri Dec 04, 2015 5:53 pm

I think they have Windows keys now.

The two I have are the real original thing, over twenty years old, PS/2 plugs and no extra keys or nipple. Impossible to use at night because they keep everyone awake, of course. They've both been washed under the tap at some point or other, and are none the worse for it.
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Postby Ornette » Fri Dec 04, 2015 10:03 pm

It's the Unicomp build IBM Model M - 13. It's basically the Model M with a modified upper chassiss in order to fit the buttons and cut outs of the G/H/B keys in order to fit the trackpoint. The PS/2 cable for the mouse is also a little unusual because it draws more power than normal which requires a more robost PS/2 to USB converter in order to make it work with laptops or computers that no longer have PS/2 inputs. The cable is real old and the buttons stopped working and I was tempted to send it back to Unicomp to get it refurbished, which they said they'd do for $60. But was able to open up the chassis myself and fix it once I got the right sized nut driver that would fit into the narrow seatings to open it up. Any other IBM keyboard you buy these days with the trackpoint isn't a Model M, and isn't worth it.
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Postby Reichu » Wed Dec 09, 2015 3:52 pm

Adorable bebby, Ornette! :D

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Postby pwhodges » Wed Dec 09, 2015 6:15 pm

While we're on bebes, here's my next grand-daughter:
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Postby Mr. Tines » Tue Dec 15, 2015 11:14 am

Wandering down a back-street I'd not been along for decades, I noticed this instance of rightful disdain for plebs.
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Postby Reichu » Fri Dec 18, 2015 5:11 pm

Anyone ever watch those documentaries that try to find out how "intelligent" (i.e., how slavishly similar to us, because what else matters?) other animals are? There's this exercise used with crows that involves dangling food on the end of a rope, which the crows solve by pulling up the rope little by little until they can access the morsel. At some point I tried this on my parrot Donald, and he was able to do it, too, which I thought was pretty cool, since I'd never heard of the test being administered to parrots. Here it is on video, just missing the very start because Donald was an asshole and wouldn't do it while I had the camera already going. I'll keep after him until I have the whole thing.
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Postby Iuvenal » Mon Dec 21, 2015 5:11 pm

View Original PostMr. Tines wrote:Wandering down a back-street I'd not been along for decades, I noticed this instance of rightful disdain for plebs.
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Who locks their bike to some random fence, though?
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Postby Mr. Tines » Mon Dec 21, 2015 5:59 pm

View Original PostIuvenal wrote:Who locks their bike to some random fence, though?
It's Cambridge; everyone cycles, and there are never enough places to park. The street in question (Portugal Place) is just off the main axis of the city, in an area with a number of facilities related to the University, and close to a number of pubs and restaurants. Of course people will secure their bikes to anything available close to their destination. There was in fact one chained to those very railings when I took the photo.
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Postby pwhodges » Mon Dec 21, 2015 6:02 pm

Same here in Oxford, of course; but if I came across that sign I would probably honour it as a small mark of respect!
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Postby caragnafog dog » Tue Dec 29, 2015 7:29 am

Belated Christmas greetings. I'm back in Tokyo now but I went to Osaka, Himeji Castle, Fukuoka and Dazai-fu over the past four days, alternately visiting friends and old teachers. Here is a scant offering of pictures.

Himeji Castle: http://imgur.com/a/AWb1B

Fukuoka and Dazai-fu: http://imgur.com/a/dSFIc

Regrettably there's only one from Osaka. I walked around Shinsaibashi with an old teacher of mine.

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Postby Blue Monday » Thu Dec 31, 2015 4:59 am

Nice pics, Doggy. Never been to Himeji because the castle was under restoration for the past few years, but it looks awesome now that it's back open to the public. I have very fond memories of Fukuoka and Osaka. Hiroshima and Kumamoto too. I love Japan overall but I think the western part of the country is my favourite.
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