112Views47Replies

Author Options:

Strike ANYWHERE ! Answered

Here we have Tetranitrate, getting some "space" in MAKE Mag. Giant MATCH

Sorry, but his picture is not coming through....signon required.

The Page, if you have a log on...

Discussions

Couldn't you just have taken a screenshot and saved it as a JPEG?

Anyway, I am Dieing(?) to subscribe to MAKE. I currently have money for a subscription, but I think I'll buy an old volume also. Which would you people recommend, keep in mind I like small electronic projects, filmmaking and overall craft (NOT Craft magazine!) stuff....

My First one, I will remember well, not all that long ago (about a year or so) had on the front cover concerning Lucid Dreaming, and a device to make that may help in bringing on the state during sleep (Lucid dreaming is when you become aware that you are dreaming, during the dream....then, if you do not wake yourself, you get to do "whatever you want....for instance, fly" in your dream as you are now in control.....PS: a greater percentage of Females can dream lucidly, without help, then males can). That was the issue that caught my eye, and I had to save up for the issue, and got the last one they had at Borders :-)

Yes.....I know about lucid dreaming, I am not as uninformed as you consider me to be.....

Eh, he isn't saying you're uninformed, he's more or less giving you the condensed version of an interesting article in this magazine you'd like to buy.

I'd like to make a comment about how you always seem to butt in, but I won't. I know you meant no offense, but sometimes people might consider this....sucking up... I said it was my bad.

*shrugs* I posted this before you said that. All I was saying is, I know Goodhart, and he will often insert extra information, without it having anything to do with what he thinks you know or don't know. To me, you came across as kind of prickly, and I am simply saying, he doesn't mean anything. Frankly, your accusation is kind of silly. For one thing, if I was going to suck up to someone, it'd be ewilhelm or canida or someone like that. Just because we disagree does not mean I am sucking up.

Hmm... Well, I am glad it was sarcasm, but it didn't come across that way...

I thought the </ wording> indicated an end? If so, the "Darn it all" is the sarcasm *chuckle*

Oh my, is this pick on KK night ? sorry about that ;-)

Heehee...I believe it is a reference to a request for sarcasm tags on my part. But hey, I think this was his pick on Goodhart night, so go ahead... :D

Yes, I just meant that the </ tag> is the end tag while it starts with <tag>.....this has been an odd night here at work in any case.....*sigh*

Lol, I know what ya mean...what do you do for work, anyway?

Computer Systems Operator (fancy name for a keypuncher and computer baby sitter)......second shift.

Computer babysitter...hmm..actually sounds like the job for me...

well, if it weren't for my being allowed "out and about" on the internet (within reason) I would go stark raving mad LOL

Can you operate / trouble shoot a 28+ server LAN, plus 3 IBM AS/400 midframe computers ? ;-) Also, one has to be able to "touch type" at about 30 wpm or more...be organized, and self motivated (since it is a LONELY job....no one else in the building at this time of the night).

I don't know how to run that technology...:( I wonder how long it would take me to learn...but I am able to touch type far beyond 30 WPM-I think 50 or 60 the last time I tested myself-and no one else being around would actually be a plus...

Well, back when we had more than just this one shift, it took about a month or so to train someone new.

LOL-that actually sounds like a cool job, at least temporarily...I basically do it for free now (though without the complicated technologicalismness).

Back in the days of just having the one IBM mainframe, that took up a rather LARGE room, it was more "physically active" (retrieving reel tapes, loading in drawers of punch cards into the card reader, etc & etc. )

That's neat.

I may be crazy, but I think it's so cool to talk to people who actually worked on those big mainframes and loaded punch cards, back in the days before the internet...

It was quite a different world for sure ( I stood most of the time too, no sitting down and dozing off :-) but then one was in nearly constant motion, so sitting would be a bit inconvenient. If you ever have the opportunity to view the inside of what we called the card interpretor, do so. Especially while it is running. All the gears and levers and hob-knobs, and brushes......electricity ran the motors, and that was about it, everything else (sensing the holes in the cards, their position, and number and then printing the appropriate letters, numbers, or symbols at the top of the card) was all physically mechanized. No, "light sensors", nor anything like that. It was a Rube-Goldberg machine in a box the size of 2 coffins, one on top of the other. They were just fascinating to watch operate. PS: the resistors in the side panel were as big around as my little finger :-)

Well, we sent our last two down to a Museum in Virginia or somewhere down there, about 6 or 7 years ago.

BTW, that interpreter stood nearly chin high and was much longer then it looks. :-)

Oh, wow, it is larger than I imagined it then...it looked about the size of a copier to me...Lol...

Its not only a bit bigger, it is definitely heavier......6 of us wheeled it down a ramp (it is on wheels) that had very little incline to it, but it took all 6 of us to make sure it didn't "get away". It was one big hunk of iron, for sure :-)

I wasn't assuming you did not know, but put the info there for anyone that might question it in the future that came upon this thread. Now I don't have to go through an explanation to someone several weeks from now...when I become unsure of why I posted it in the first place ;-)

Well, I beg your forgiveness, my bad.

No problem, I was not really clear either....so no need to apologize ( but the begging is nice JOKING! ;-)

Yeah, but then I thought I might be infringing a little on MAKE and copyrights, so I decided not to....besides, there are pictures in the instructable (and even one of him lighting the thing :-)

Well, you posted a picture of the article anyway.....you;re basically doing what you tried to avoid...then again that's just me....

Well, yes, but I didn't make it very "readable"....well, it isn't on my screen anyways. :-)

Seriously? You're being featured in Make??

Not surprising. I'm actually shocked Tet. doesn't have more mainstream coverage already.

That match was awesome! Congrats man!

It's old here, I guess Make has a backlog of cool Makers to feature.

I wonder when they're getting round to me....?