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Monday’s XKCD (above) made me go find the original theme song on YouTube (top).

In the late 80′ – early 90s TMNT were all the rage. The boys were little and between Christmas and birthdays we acquired every form of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle paraphernalia know to man. You name it we had it: action figures, weapons, vehicles, home-made VHS recordings of the TV shows, comic books (new and old). The show was on every afternoon after school around dinner time and I watched many an episode with the boys. We also saw the first several movies. The theme song was unquestionably catchy, humor childish but not always so, the plots predictable. But heck, I enjoyed it as much as the boys did.

It was a classic.

SRL – Technical Discussion

Re: Seven Red Lines

Via #1 Son:

Thought you’d appreciated the discussion at my work about this:

TC Embarrassingly, I’ve done the opposite in meetings.
Requester: I want two perpendicular lines.
PM: Drawing two perpendicular lines is really hard. No resources for it.
Dev: Actually, I can do that in an hour.
PM: /facepalm
3 days, 19 hours ago

JH Increase the dimensionality and you can certainly get 7 lines all perpendicular to each other.
1 day, 5 hours ago

K Can you show me that on a whiteboard?
1 day, 5 hours ago

JC Sure. Get him a 7 dimensional whiteboard.
1 day, 4 hours ago

JH {{1,0,0,0,0,0,0},{0,1,0,0,0,0,0},{0,0,1,0,0,0,0},{0,0,0,1,0,0,0},{0,0,0,0,1,0,0},{0,0,0,0,0,1,0},{0,0,0,0,0,0,1}}
1 day, 3 hours ago

AH (Two vectors are perpendicular if their dot-product equals 0.)
1 day, 3 hours ago

JH As for the color part, I feel like there was an xkcd about this recently…http://xkcd.com/1351/
1 day, 3 hours ago

PA The internet has everything, even seven dimensional orthogonal vectors
1 day ago

JC Projecting seven dimensions down to two dimensions doesn’t seem to work very well. Also, the colors are wrong.
1 day ago

M If you don’t like the color, priests from AoE will fix it for you
1 day ago

SF It’s not too hard to plot 5 dimensional data on a 2 dimensional canvas:http://imgur.com/69Jc8Ch
1 day ago

GM but the question is, can you make them red and transparent?
25 minutes ago

SF color=”red”, alpha=0.5 🙂
19 minutes ago