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Benjamin “Feral” Selinger
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Lived in Edmonton, AB
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Schizophrenia is a complex disease with elusive origins, but the mystery became much clearer today, when a landmark new study based on genetic analysis of nearly 65,000 individuals pinpointed a specific gene and biological process behind it.
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Huzah for science!
I've never had two subs in my Jeep before, but after some serious unibody modifications, my old single box with my 10" kicker would no longer fit, so I built two new boxes with some cheap 12" subs. When I'd finished the first one and tested it, it sounded all right and I was excite about the prospect of the second.
Finished the second last night and got everything wired (hastily), paying zero attention to polarity. Sounded like shit. Almost nothing below the 80hz mark, and everything below 100hz was sounding muted. 
LOGICALLY, the subs being out of phase (one positive polarity and one reverse) was the obvious answer, but rarely do we get the opportunity to see science, in every day situations, work so precisely (yea yea, I know it MUST work precisely or I wouldn't have the computer or internets to post this, but you get the point). Intuitively, it didn't seem to me that the subs being out of phase could cause such a dramatic and near complete cancellation, especially as there are so many confounding environmental variables (boxes nowhere near identical, on opposite sides of the vehicle, etc). 
But ya know, science time is all the time, so I tried science first. Verified they were out of phase, flipped polarity over on one, and Jesus Spaghetti Monster! The science works! Turns out, out of phase subs really do cancel each other out quite precisely. Output at 100hz and below easily pentupled and almost sounds like I knew what I was doing now!
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Also, wtf compression? What's with the green being thrown all over the place?

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Too lazy to check the original on my phone, but I suspect this (posted) is direct from phone with no additional processing. Strange.
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I'm thinking capitalism would have more boxes. 
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What I really get a kick out of is that ultimately, the premise for Mike's claim that the blockchain is dying/dead, is that the network currently (or in the very near future) cannot keep up to the transaction load.
Does it not strike any sane person, that this is the greatest measure of success Bitcoin could possibly ask for? In 7 years it's grown so popular that the underlying infrastructure (which can easily be upgraded) is no longer able to keep pace?

The problem continually cited is that currently, >50% of the hashing power of the network is controlled by China, and is thus slowing down the network dramatically, as China's Interwebs (leaving the country) is slow. The solution (also continually cited by most of the current developers as well as the community) is to make a few small modifications to the infrastructure. One really obvious answer would be to simply add a time limit to each transaction. If whoever is currently verifying a transaction is taking too long, pass it along to someone else.
Chinese miners can solve blocks much faster than anyone else, but they can't get those solutions back to the rest of the world fast enough. Setting a TTL of some sort would require them to offshore their hosting, or risk having their solutions become invalidated or superseded.
Problem solved. We retain China's hashing power, but lose the latency, and the network continues to scale.
Incidentally, while Hearn claims the network has already hit it's saturation limit, transaction volume has continued to increase since, and verification time has not yet seen a substantial increase.
Mike Hearn, a prominent developer of the cryptocurrency, has sold his coins and quit work on bitcoin citing deep-seated issues
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Edmonton, AB - Vancouver, BC - Calgary, AB - Montreal, PQ - Fox Creek, AB - Dawson Creek, BC - Prince George, BC - Valleyview, AB - Little Smokey, AB - Longyearbyen, svaldbard
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Last of the freelance hackers and Greatest swordfighter in the world.
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Lordco generally sucks, but this location is beyond the worst. I strongly suspect that none of the staff even own their own vehicle, or have ever done any work on one beyond perhaps changing the oil incorrectly and blowing up their motor. Every time I go in, I ask for a part and tell them what year/make/model it's for, and then I have to repeat it all 3 or 4 more times before they still manage to get me the wrong part. When I tell them it's the wrong part, they accuse me of having no idea what I'm talking about. When I show them the part I'm replacing, they insist it couldn't possibly have come from the vehicle I claim it came from. Just in general, everything I say is wrong. Everything I ask for is wrong. And they clearly don't want my business. That said, every single part I've purchased from any Lordco, has failed almost immediately, been the wrong part, or was defective ootb. They can't even get wheel studs right. I bring them a wheel stud and tell them what vehicle it came from, and they bring me a completely different stud and insist it will work, despite being the wrong diameter/length/thread. I only go here when I need oil, and everything else is closed, because their prices are usually about double, for the worst product on the market. *UPDATE* Turns out the manager and asst. manager both seem to know what's going on, and are consistently able to help me. Last time in the store I needed a rad hose for a project. Two staffers told me the hose I needed didn't exist and neither bothered to check what they had. Both said there's no such thing as a universal rad hose. Saw a younger guy I hadn't seen there before (turned out to be the manager) and asked him. Brought me to the back and let me just browse their entire wall of 700+ hoses, then showed me the universals. Got the part I needed. It's sad that I'm so excited about occasionally adequate service, but I WILL deal with these two guys from now on. When I go in, I just ignore all the staff and wait for the manager.
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Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
Excellent customer service, good prices. Spent all day calling around to every spring/4x4 shop in the area trying to find some u-bolts. Nothing special, but no one had anything. Called these guys at 0800, showed up, they took 5 minutes to make the u-bolts and I was on my way for $40 for a set of 4.
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
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Phone system and IT infrastructure is atrocious. 4/5 calls get directed to the wrong department if you talk to the operator. Thankfully, their voice recognition is working better now, and you can just talk your way to where you need to be. Unfortunately, while the phone system routes me correctly, I've never had someone pick up the phone, or return my calls when I leave a message. I've also had multiple issues with scheduling. They forget to call me to notify me of an appointment that's been made, or they notify me but when I show up, they forgot to book my appointment so I just wasted a trip and plugged their insanely expensive parking meters for several hours ($30). On the medical side however, their facilities are generally well equipped and clean, and the medical staff are fairly knowledgeable (compared to other labs I've been to).
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago