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Can you be 100% certain of BPM without having the sheet music? by ryan5685 in Beatmatch

[–]lukemcr 5 points6 points  (0 children)

It is hard. That’s one of the reasons it’s best to have the ability to beat match by ear, or at least know when your software is lying to you. Deeper dubstep tracks sometimes show up as 70 bpm when they’re actually 140 - the software is picking up and measuring the (suuuper prominent, to be fair) halftime bassline.

[FIRST IMPRESSIONS] J Cole- KOD by YungBo1 in hiphopheads

[–]lukemcr -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

Yeah, flow on 1985 sounds late 80s. It’s 2018 tho, he can do better than that.

Rainy sunset behind the Sutter Buttes last night by ClydeDroid in Sacramento

[–]lukemcr 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Yep, people call them the world's smallest mountain range! It's dissimilar enough from both the Cascade and Coast Ranges that it's its own thing.

The Sutter Buttes were formed by a volcano about 1.4 million years ago.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sutter_Buttes

Is this guy still tall or just average for a Belter? by ThaBenMan in TheExpanse

[–]lukemcr 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They tried, you can see some funny-looking people as extras, particularly in the first season.

Edit: also, remember that belter that Avasarala was gravity-torturing on Earth? http://expanse.wikia.com/wiki/File:Gravity-torture.jpg

He's not quite "normal" looking for an Earther, heh.

Apple now globally powered by 100 percent renewable energy by DontSpeakeasy in apple

[–]lukemcr 50 points51 points  (0 children)

Did you read the part in the article about Apple's suppliers?

Apple now globally powered by 100 percent renewable energy by DontSpeakeasy in apple

[–]lukemcr 12 points13 points  (0 children)

The article mentions facilities in 43 countries - are you proposing Apple builds 43 nuclear power plants?

A solar/wind farm can cost from several million to several hundred million dollars, depending on size. Nuclear power plants vary in cost, but estimates for modern ones are around $8 billion USD. Apple has lots of money, but it's not about to start throwing billions of dollars at nuclear energy.

Do you think the community of Cupertino, CA would accept a nuclear power plant in their backyard? (Hint: they wouldn't.)

I consider myself an environmentalist, and I'm also a general fan of clean nuclear power. Wind and solar have a lot of other benefits nuclear can't quite match though, particularly for Apple's purposes.

Immortals who are bored, emotionally detached, and amoral? by 5erif in printSF

[–]lukemcr 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Ilium/Olympus by Dan Simmons, possibly. It's about a race of post-humans who like to role-play as Greek Gods, and who recreate the Trojan War on Mars.

An impact crater in Australia by Palana in pics

[–]lukemcr 4 points5 points  (0 children)

That happened in Germany! The town of Nordlingen is in the Ries crater

Impossible Foods raises $114 million to create more plant-based meat by lnfinity in business

[–]lukemcr 6 points7 points  (0 children)

It really depends on how they're cooked, I've found. I've had both excellent and mediocre Impossible Burgers.

Nicolas Jaar - America! I'm For The Birds by spaceape__ in futurebeats

[–]lukemcr 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The "you don't know you don't know you don't know" (?) part at 1:03 sounds really similar to "What Goes Around-Comes Around" on FutureSex/LoveSounds around 2:28.

Stephon Clark Was Shot 8 Times From Behind or the Side, Family-Ordered Autopsy Finds [Sacramento, CA] by BlankVerse in California

[–]lukemcr 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Cops kill people. Maybe not intentionally (sometimes intentionally), but Stephon Clark knew that and didn’t want to get shot, so he ran.

I was kicked off a beer bike, AMA! by gronkismybae in Sacramento

[–]lukemcr 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Sacramento City Council made a bike exception specifically so that's legal. http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article87321602.html

Sean Evans Tasting Mild Peppers by BassMasta in hotones

[–]lukemcr 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Really puts things in to context, haha

Question about artificial gravity on ships in the books by KnivesAndShallots in TheExpanse

[–]lukemcr 2 points3 points  (0 children)

They show it in the show and describe it in the books several times. If the big ol' engine (Epstein drive) on the back of the ship is spitting blue fire, the ship is accelerating, and there's "gravity" inside the ship.

During the flip and burn, halfway between the start and ending points of the spaceship's journey, the big engine stops, and you'll see (or see described) maneuvering jets on the side of the ship rotate the ship around, so its tail (big ol' engine) is pointing where the front of the ship used to be. The engine will then turn back on, and there will be "gravity" inside the ship again.

In the interim time when the maneuvering jets are on and the main drive is off, the ship will be in 0 gravity, and everything will float - no gravity, because there's no acceleration. Once the engine turns back on, everything that's not locked down will fall towards the back of the ship, where the engine is.

Question about artificial gravity on ships in the books by KnivesAndShallots in TheExpanse

[–]lukemcr 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Yup. Halfway through a journey ships flip around and point ass-end at their destination.

They call it a "flip and burn".

Uun - All The Wrong Reasons [My latest track, out now on Suara] by Autechr in Techno

[–]lukemcr 4 points5 points  (0 children)

This is the most-techno track I've heard on Suara. Love it.

Season 3 Sneak Peek: Amos and Prax by matheusmaggi in TheExpanse

[–]lukemcr 3 points4 points  (0 children)

The PDCs are so freaking cool looking. I love it.

I'll miss you forever, Jojo by lauradiamandis in princessdaisy

[–]lukemcr 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm sad when the animals you care for die. I guess it was Jojo's time, huh? :(