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Chris_Teeter

here is your Friday night riddle - If the Rules of Thought are digital (Boole reference) and the biological brain is Analog in function, are the transfered thoughts and/or your thinking generated digitally or analog? moreover, can analog thinking be defined digitally? is thought in analog and can only be defined and communicated digitally?

May 19, 17 5:05 pm
Chris_Teeter
tintt

But what about through sensory information alone, not digital (except maybe the filter for Josh's dirty mind). So sound, color, shape, motion....

Chris_Teeter

how does one transfer non digital information? something like a shaman terrence
mckenna ish?

tintt

Action potentials, given and received both sensorily and extrasensorily.

Chris_Teeter

you mean human interaction? like smiling or thinkong about smiling but not actually smiling

Time to put on your tinfoil hats.

Me, dirty mind? Never.

mightyaa

"University of Washington researchers have performed what they believe is the first noninvasive human-to-human brain interface, with one researcher able to send a brain signal via the Internet to control the hand motions of a fellow researcher." Oh please.. you kids now in these days. What's wrong with the old invasive elbows deep meat puppet I grew up with as a kid?

OH JESUS CHRIST "flight training" and a "mountain house"?!?!?! Money to burn. Barf.

May 22, 17 7:02 pm

The reek of entitlement. Sad thing is that guy is an amateur compared to what goes on in my 'hood.

RickB-Astoria

Oooookay....?

shellarchitect

can't fault him for not liking the design, or for not really knowing how to fix it. Always amazing to me that so many people want to cheap out on such a significant project.

shellarchitect

I wonder what flight training costs in relation to the architect's fee?

RickB-Astoria

Don't overthink it. It was a point with maybe only a loose comparison. The essence of the point is all that matters from the OP. The OP was making general loose comparison to illustrate a point that the advice given isn't really reducing the cost of the fees he is paying for the architectural services just as advice from some people on flight training isn't reducing the basic cost of going to flight school and learning to fly an airplane and getting a pilot license. The advice on the side isn't reducing the cost he's having to pay out for services. Maybe it may save him a little on the long run by getting what he wants as a home on paper before building it because changes later during construction phase costs even more if you think about it.

WikiRicki sez "don't overthink it", LOL

That particular style of house has become so commoditized that it has lost all meaning.

RickB-Astoria

It looks like Miles and crew managed to scare off 'billygoat'. 

May 25, 17 2:47 pm
Non Sequitur

It's alright Ricki. Good thing Billy Goat posted his gmail account earlier on. Now his cheap ways will be etched for eternity

RickB-Astoria

Apparently, his thread is no more.

I have a crew?!

Non Sequitur
Still available through web archives ricki.
May 25, 17 5:13 pm
RickB-Astoria

Maybe... maybe not. Depends on whether or not this site has one of those robots.txt files or something.

I haven't bothered to check though. It is still cached in one of the browser tabs.

Non Seq, how is the baby? How old is he now? I ran into a friend today who has a 3 month old. He was telling me how life-changing and wonderful it is to have a baby then went "But yeah, you have a kid, you know!" It's still beautiful every time, tho.

May 25, 17 7:56 pm
Non Sequitur
Thanks Donna. Little guy will be a full 12 months next week. We've been discharged from his cardiologist but still have other minor issues to follow up with due to his size/weight. It's been one helluva fun ride so far. He even stopped my office last night and sat at my desk.
May 25, 17 8:18 pm
Chris_Teeter

i am looking for a good CAD drafter.

tintt

Chris, surely you can get your oldest daughter trained up!

Chris_Teeter

she has moved on to film production and has fired me multiple times.

tintt

smart girl

Chris_Teeter

yes and just finished another 300 pages of the warrior cats and started "coding"....although isnt there less money in film?

tintt

My husband told me he wants to be an interior designer. I offered to let him pick some finishes. He backed out. Dang, cause he would probably be good at it...

Happy Friday everyone!

May 26, 17 11:52 am
RickB-Astoria

tintt, interior design is a little more than just picking finishes. It's about interior space designing. You know, it is kind of about establishing a experiential feel in the space. 

Don't confuse it with an interior decorator or is that descecrator. Well... I guess it depends.

Non Sequitur

It's about paint colour, fabric patterns, and cubicle placement Ricki.

tintt

Oh I know Rick. Thanks though.

tintt

Maybe he sucks at it too. Last time I went out of town for a few days I came home to my dining room painted LILAC. Ha ha ha.

SneakyPete

I believed that once too, Rick. Then I worked with a few IDs who wanted to "transition to architecture". They got as far as heads of ID Departments and stopped there. I guess fucking up good designs right before CDs is a lofty enough goal without all that pesky lernin' and those damned exams. Let someone else give a shit about how to keep the water out and how to accommodate the disabled. I've got rugs to specify. Did I say specify? I meant paste a picture of in an InDesign file.

proto

where's that mansplainin' thread?

RickB-Astoria

SneakyPete, there are people who call themselves interior designers when in fact they are more "interior descecrators". Inherently, when I am doing interior oriented work (remodel for example), it's an interior design type of work at times and on the occasion it may involve structural design work on my part. In my State, at this time, we don't have any licensing for the interior design title.

So it is possible that you'll find people that are more 'interior decorators' calling themselves interior designers. You can think of interior designer work being basically building design work not involving structural and exterior design and you basically got interior design. Interior decorators, in my opinion, are even less than the scope of work of interior design.

You may be right that interior designers may also do interior decoration as a peripheral arm of their services. This is why I do in a way also provide interior design services. In some ways, it is an aspect of what I may do in historic preservation work. Nonetheless, I understand where the term is muddy. Maybe, I try to hold terms to what they mean as they were defined in the first place. Interior design is basically Interior Architecture. Some states may prohibit the use of the word "Architect" in the title of someone who is not a licensed/registered as an Architect and that there isn't a specific license for Interior Architecture / Interior Design.

It's okay. I know that in contemporary real world view, it's a bit muddy because of what I would refer to as misuse of the title because some intentionally don't want to be called the interior decorators (or descecrators) for whom they really are because of the stigma and their ego of thinking they are God's gift to the world. Maybe I'm too idealistic.

RickB-Astoria

proto, LOL.

tintt

Thanks for susplaining that, Rick.

RickB-Astoria

¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ....

SneakyPete

Interior Design is a great field. Architecture is a great field. With good communication, a project can make great use of both. But when the architect deigns interiors unimportant until late DD, or when an interior designer decides that the decided-upon scope isn't sufficient and starts changing the scope that was under the purview of the architect, shit goes sideways.

RickB-Astoria

Yes, SneakyPete. Exactly. This is why the design needs to be approached holistically with a holistic approach.

In my opinion, it is important to look at interior design holistically with the overall architecture. Sure, things are rough in early schematic but gets defined and detailed together with the whole design. 

JeromeS

Its as though you can watch Ricki going off the deep end.  He comes back, after some sort of hiatus and his post are quick and to the point.  Since then, they have gotten more and more verbose.  Soon, the dumpster fires will be raging again.

RickB-Astoria

From time to time, it can be verbose or short and to the point. In some ways, it sometimes depends on who I am talking to.

Soon?

JeromeS

In a relative sense... We are in the early stages of the initial rebuke by the community. Replies are starting to turn against him in a mild way. These will increase. Next someone will say "stop picking on Ricki." This will ease the pushback from the OPs briefly and increase his boldness in opinion and word count.

RickB-Astoria

We all have opinions on what is interior design. Lets leave it at that.

proto

whoooosh

I've got no desire to contribute to the dumpster fire this time around. But hey, it's Friday and a long weekend soon.

RickB-Astoria

What dumpster fire? Where?

Non Sequitur

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proto

is there a setting to not get updates on threads?

I see a choice btwn instant and daily, but not turning them off completely...love you guys, but the push media is a pet peeve of mine

May 26, 17 3:40 pm

proto, there was a bug about that action and discussion of how to resolve it a couple of pages back in TC, I think?

proto

thx, donna...that helped me...just needed to hit the follow/unfollow toggle at the top of the thread

proto

And it started again

tintt, what I read was that you "offered to let him pick the dishes".

Either way, keep him in his place.

May 26, 17 4:33 pm
tintt

You reminded me... the lilac color that he painted the dining room was pulled from some dishes that his mom gave us that he remembered from childhood. Makes it even funnier. The dishes are lilac, brown, and orange. Yeah, he isn't allowed to design. Even though he is a good artist! nobody's perfect.

In my experience it all balances out. The better someone is at one thing the worse they are at something else.

I'm helping to plan a significant event for one of the non-profits I work with and this just happened:  We invited a local person to give remarks who is very well respected and connected and is also a white male. His response was that he would love to help us on it but he has a personal rule not to serve on any kid of group or panel that is only white men so can we please forward him the other invitees? I about cheered out loud at my desk!  This is how it should be done, people!

May 26, 17 5:22 pm
proto

hmmm, sounds a little self-serving...does it really matter who else has been asked to talk? maybe just reply in a way that confirms his request regarding white males without names?

Yes, it matters when panels are solely made up of white males, as the majority of them have been for the last 500 years. And the only way that change can happen is people - white male and not - saying "I will only serve on panels that include diversity."

Chris_Teeter

or he has heard a podcast or two and knew what you wanted to hear....not to be a cynic...

proto

Not saying it doesn't matter big picture at all, just that it may be a PC way for him to get the info. Whoever he is probably shouldn't be basing the invitation on who else is gonna be there...maybe it's sincere, tho. I'll admit to being a cynic

Happy Friday TC! I've been buried in work recently, so the news is a little old, but I'm officially an architect now! I think I posted back in March when I passed my last exam but it's official now. NCARB took their sweet time reviewing my record and then they finally got around to sending it to the state. A day or two after that the state issued me my license.

Next up: to AIA, or not to AIA?

May 26, 17 6:35 pm
proto

congrats!

RickB-Astoria

CONGRATS TO E_I.... now Everyday Architect (E_A) !!!! As for AIA membership, it's voluntary so unless you plan to make use of the AIA membership in a way or form where it becomes beneficial to you in either financial or otherwise meaningfully.... it's up to you.

tintt

So are you keeping the intern title?

citizen

Huge kudos!

tintt, no. The plan was always to switch over to Everyday Architect when I got licensed. I could keep it, but I think it would just get too confusing. I will miss calling out architects on the forum behind the title of an intern, but maybe as Everyday Architect they'll think for a whole second before they dismiss my viewpoint. I still plan posting to the blog occasionally, so that won't change, it will just be under a different screen name. Over the time the focus might drift from internship issues, but I'm not giving up on it just because I've earned a different title.

RickB-Astoria

Yes you have... Everyday Architect.

You'll always be everyday intern to me.

Good to know I've made a lasting impression Miles.

SneakyPete

Everyday Intern Architect...

 

EIA...

 

Evolution In Action.

Chris_Teeter

god bless america and isreal. toodlees

May 26, 17 11:05 pm
Chris_Teeter

fleet week....what about russia?

Chris_Teeter

the pawns?

Hoping this is a typo and the job posting should be for writing 5.0 exam questions. Why would they be hiring question writers for the old exams that are only available for another year?

http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/150010041/are-4-0-exam-question-writer

May 30, 17 6:20 pm
curtkram

their website says they've been featured on archinect.net, which does not redirect to archinect.com (at least not for me)

There are people still taking all 4.0. I'm also guessing (haven't been paying too much attention since I did all 4.0) that many questions will be applicable to 5.0 test prep as well.

Hey I'm late to this but CONGRATULATIONS Everyday Whatever You Want To Call Yourself Now!!!! Doesn't it feel fucking great?!

May 30, 17 10:09 pm
b3tadine[sutures]

Zaha

Missed this today.

May 31, 17 12:22 am
archiwutm8

How does anyone have the time to do any work when majority of the time is doing other shit? I've been updating documents, document management, document controllers, clients emails, teaching people how to do things and office general bull. I'm gonna be a pornstar in my next life.

May 31, 17 10:46 am

What you've described is "work". The fun stuff isn't.

shellarchitect

I've been coming in at 6 am to get stuff done, no distractions for 2 hours

archiwutm8

RIP Life balance.

shellarchitect

actually works out great, I'm out the door at 4:30 every day. I've learned that there are often an "architecture emergencies" around 4:50, which I don't mind missing out on

Started the day guffawing into my cereal bowl over covfefe; ending the day near crying into my bourbon over the state of things that brought us to covfefe. How did things get this fucked up?

May 31, 17 11:06 pm
jla-x

Covfefe....sounds like a french horderve

May 31, 17 11:17 pm

Congrats, EA!

Jun 1, 17 2:05 pm
tduds

I wrote a somewhat optimistic response to Trump's Paris withdrawal, and what it means for his 'legacy'. Somebody decided it was worth promoting:  https://politicsmeanspolitics.com/the-irrelevant-autocrat-702264c0a3a3

Jun 2, 17 12:46 pm
proto

new site ads with autoplay audio are not welcome additions to the forum

Jun 2, 17 12:46 pm
RickB-Astoria

proto, where's these ads?

Jun 2, 17 12:51 pm
proto

horizontal bar ad at top of forum list page - some adobe thing...not seeing/hearing it now...must be reader specific tracking

RickB-Astoria

oh... ok.

I enjoyed reading that tduds. The question I have is was this looming reduction in power of the federal executive level an intentional plan or an unpredicted outcome?
Jun 2, 17 1:31 pm
tduds

I simply cannot believe that any effect of Trump's actions are intentional.

PS did you realize that autocorrect changes tduds to "studs"? Ooh baby!
Jun 2, 17 1:34 pm

I am sitting on my hands until my $49 adapter thingy arrives, maybe I will go up on the roof and do a quality check

Jun 2, 17 1:38 pm
tduds

My 8th grade nickname was 'Studley' ...it was supposed to be ironic then, though.

Jun 2, 17 2:27 pm
tduds

Also Donna I see you are on the new Young Architect podcast! I'll have to give it a listen soon. (Michael is a bit of a professional acquaintance / facebook friend)

Jun 2, 17 2:28 pm

I went up on the roof and there were two excited cats

Jun 2, 17 2:39 pm
What were those excited cats up to, David?!

Poll: would you eat lab-manufactured meat? Yes/no

(Not cat meat.)
Jun 2, 17 3:24 pm

If it tastes the same? Probably. I could get over the thought of it being produced in a lab relatively quickly.

not knowingly

Non Sequitur

Depends how it's cooked. If you can cook it rare... medium rare at worst, I'll have at it! Even if it's cat.

I will eat lab meat as soon as it's available. I'm just curious how others feel about it.

I'm holding out until the food riots

archiwutm8

We eat jello and other crap manufactured, meat wouldn't be any different imo. It'll be like quorn.

RickB-Astoria

Depends on the definition of "lab manufactured" but it doesn't sound that appetizing.

Jun 2, 17 3:39 pm

They discovered the ladder I put in the courtyard and were attempting an escape. We are on open space. Escape equals death by bobcat and/or pack of coyotes...

Jun 2, 17 3:54 pm

I'm all organic, just like the WH "occupants"

Jun 2, 17 3:55 pm

OMG we just watched War Machine. It is SO GOOD and so awful, but funny, but awful. Like Dr. Strangelove or Idiocracy. Horrifying in how bare it all is. And Brad Pitt is so NOT sexy in it! He's just another flawed ambitious human, as we all are.

Also, there's basically only 2 women characters, but they are both excellent. Men are the ones who've screwed up so many things recently! Or is that "forever"?

OMG. Just watch the movie. It's SO good

Jun 2, 17 10:21 pm

Do your watch movies that don't have Brad Pitt?

cool will check it out

Yes, Miles. Lots of non-Pitt movies. Such as Idiocracy and Dr. Strangelove!

Sellers was great. Love 'Being There'. Strangelove, too.

We watched the trailer for War Machine, then the one for Wonder Woman, then passed on both.

Chris_Teeter

assuming above is spam, but "Certified Ethical Hacker" - who gives out those certificates?

Jun 5, 17 7:23 am

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Certified_Ethical_Hacker. There is a US government certification too, of course.

Eh, the DMV deserves it.

Chris_Teeter

they also call themselves architects.

Or "hacks".

geezertect

^ Just give me your Social Security, bank account and credit card numbers (for identity verification purposes only) and all your troubles are over.  I promise.

Jun 5, 17 7:33 am
Chris_Teeter

seems like a fair deal and they said they are "ethical"

geezertect

And they couldn't claim it on the internet if it wasn't true.

I'm thinking tintt got the Greg A job. 

And that my silly spoof post can't compete with reality.

Jun 5, 17 5:28 pm
tintt

Yeah, but I gave it to Bulgar.

senjohnblutarsky

That's a herpes job. Who ever gets it is never getting rid of it.

it's residential, they all have herpes

Watched Risk a new movie about Assange on iTunes. I liked it but M thought it made him seem more creepy.

Jun 7, 17 12:38 am
JLC-1

even more creepy? wow.

Was there a memo that went out in Australia saying for people to spam Archinect for free advice on remodels?

Jun 7, 17 4:17 pm
RickB-Astoria

Maybe the same dickshit or a friend (or not so friend) of that dickshit.

tintt

There is a billboard on the freeway suggesting it.

tintt

So.... baby was born and all is well. I've been having fun critiquing the hospital architectures. We need to put dimmer lights in the patient rooms - ok? thanks.

Jun 8, 17 11:06 am

Didn't even know you were expecting tintt! Congratulations!

Congrats tintt!!! Happy to hear all is well. Hope you're able to get some rest too. BTW, I did the same thing (critique the hospital design) when we had ours earlier this year.

mightyaa

Congratulations Tintt!! Did you tour all the ones in the area? They specialize and actually market :P Some are pretty high end, other's look like converted 50's bomb shelters.

tintt

Mighty... picked the hospital based on factors other than the facility itself. It isn't either high end nor resembling of a bygone era. I do have a view out the window of another part of campus (the emergency room drop off) that is nearing the end of a renovation that is poorly designed though and it makes me frustrated to see the dysfunction. That probably gives it away.

geezertect

Yes, congrats. But, critiquing the architecture while giving birth is a sign of advanced architectural dementia. LOL. I knew I was losing it when I found myself sitting in some building drawing the wall sections in my mind.

tintt

I was diagnosed with architectural distrustia and spatial functioning over-analysistitis in second grade. It probably started by visiting a hospital in the first place. The condition has only worsened with time and knowledge!

geezertect

The worry now is that you may have passed it on to the next generation

tintt

Geezer, there is only concern for those traits being inherited is if the ICFTS gene is also passed along (aka I can fix this shit gene). Fingers crossed. ;)

Non Sequitur
Congrats tintt. Hope all is well.
Cheers.
Jun 8, 17 11:22 am
curtkram

congrats tintt!

Jun 9, 17 6:58 am
tintt

Thanks everyone!!!!  

Jun 9, 17 7:52 am

Nice work, tintt. Congrats. 

Boy or girl?

Jun 9, 17 9:14 am
tintt

Socially dominant sex.

Oedipus laughs.

Chris_Teeter

so your baby is a socialist communist? [this is a form of congratulations in braluh world, the snarky comment]

Mental image: tintt in the delivery room, checking A'nect and firing off snippets of wisdom between contractions .

citizen

Isn't it regressive to be assigning a gender? Very patriarchal. (Mockery of culture aside... congratulations and best wishes!)

Gender is assigned?

Volunteer

tint,

Frankly, having a baby is the Wright thing to do! Congrats.

Jun 10, 17 9:43 am
tintt

Thanks again everyone!

Jun 10, 17 5:00 pm

Congrats on the baby...and the "Russians" hacked my Twitter from an iPhone strangely in Chicago area...but they only had it for 60 seconds

Jun 10, 17 11:07 pm
jla-x

Congrats tintt!  

Jun 11, 17 1:39 am
Chris_Teeter

on men and women
https://youtu.be/-4EDhdAHrOg

Jun 11, 17 8:34 pm

that was close, he could have lost an eye

Chris_Teeter

and all he was trying to do was point out the obvious....what an asshole!

b3tadine[sutures]

um, if life we're that easy, perhaps we'd all take the nails out of our heads.

tintt

Is that what life is like for some people? That sucks.

curtkram

tintt, you mean it's the nail that sucks? or the partner that tries to solve problems instead of just listening sucks? or the lady complaining instead of trying to fix the problem sucks? there's really some depth in this little play if you think about it.

and he nearly lost an eye

tintt

It sucks that they just talk past each other and can't really communicate.

curtkram

communication is hard.

tintt

Yes, it is. Everyone has a perspective and we don't really see other perspectives.

tduds

I knew that was going to be the 'Nail' video before I even clicked.

Great bit.

Jun 12, 17 12:30 pm
Chris_Teeter

they hit the nail on the head (booo, hiss...on my comment ;)

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