January 2nd, 2011

beartato phd

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Harold Camping lets out a hearty chuckle when he considers the people who believe the world will end in 2012.

"That date has not one stitch of biblical authority," Camping says from the Oakland office where he runs Family Radio, an evangelical station that reaches listeners around the world. "It's like a fairy tale."

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This is not the first time Camping has made a bold prediction about Judgment Day.

On Sept. 6, 1994, dozens of Camping's believers gathered inside Alameda's Veterans Memorial Building to await the return of Christ, an event Camping had promised for two years. Followers dressed children in their Sunday best and held Bibles open-faced toward heaven.

But the world did not end. Camping allowed that he may have made a mathematical error.

(http://articles.sfgate.com/2010-01-01/bay-area/17466332_1_east-bay-bay-area-first-time-camping)
beartato phd

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Had a lovely brunch at Paris Commune with simrob and rob's friend ana and sean mclaughlin.

Found out I was doing something dumb with the ADSR envelope settings in supercollider. Namely, uh, setting the D to zero while setting the A to something nonzero and the S to something noticeably less than 1. So the envelope ramped up to 1 over a nonzero amount of time, but then abruptly dropped down to S. Fixed the problem, and now I have less clicky attacks. Also playing around with drums and filters 'nnat.

~30 seconds of improv over Ebm-Ab5-B chord progression.