Day By Day


  • TomZ

    Sam knew that on three decimal spaces would not be enough.

    • TomZ

      only not on.

    • MasterDiver

      If it doesn’t check to nineteen decimals, it’s not QX!
      Zar Belk!

  • WayneM

    She’s totally committed
    To major independence
    But she’s a lady through and through
    She gives them quite a battle
    All that they can handle
    She’ll bruise some
    She’ll hurt some too
    But oh they love to watch her strut
    Oh they do respect her but
    They love to watch her strut

  • John M.

    Three decimal places? I wasn’t really thinking about it, but that’s only 0.001 inch… when I was writing CNC programs, we usually worked to 5 decimal places (0.00001″) and that was for sheet metal products with 0.25″ tolerance on final assembly.

  • Swansonic

    Calculating gait is one thing. Matching the movement – damn-nigh impossible.

    Especially for chromed abacus…..

  • Pete231

    Computer controlled machines are one thing, but nothing beats home-cookin’….

  • Peregrine John


    (Not often I say that, really.)

  • Punta Gorda

    Just a reach, but I imagine the mass distribution has a lot to do with it. Mass ratios will dictate how the armatures and moments of inertia interact to maintain stability and locomotion. All the gait gets you is a limit on step increment.

    • GWB

      And, recall, that Sam told the machine that it made her ass too big. So mass distribution will assuredly be off. 😉

  • Bill

    Hey! Watch that monkeying around!

  • jdow

    Women walk one way when going from A to B for business. They walk, er sashay, another way for men. And calculating THAT requires significant prior experience, like growing up imitating mommy when she sashays. There is walking and there is weapons deployment.


  • eon

    Also consider that there are always variances in gait depending on terrain, mass, fatigue, and etc. Sam will walk slightly differently on sand, or after just getting out of the truck.

    Machines tend to have too much “consistency” in copying organic movement. This works well in factory assembly lines (going back to the Gilbreaths’ time-and-motion studies), but falls short in any situation in which variance is necessary.

    Incidentally, this was the very problem that affected the U.S. Army’s “walking truck” project of the 1960s;

    Operator fatigue was exacerbated by the fact that the walker, which was controlled by feedback from the operator’s arms and legs, always moved exactly the same way in any movement- which meant that it was often either pulling the operator “up short” or continuing a movement to completion when the operator had stopped, causing overextension of muscles and tendons.

    Too much consistency can be as big a problem as not enough.

    clear ether


    • gafling

      Just a note … a FacePlant link is of no use to the many of us that do not partake of that ‘service’.

    • NotYetInACamp

      Nice car

  • That wasn’t the purpose of Jo anyway. Her mission is another thing, and that doesn’t require tricking a husband by copying hot wife’s walk. She’s undoubtedly pretty good at it, but that’s not her purpose.

    What jdow said above.

    • TomZ

      Based on what society says a ‘hot wife’ is, both may get mad at you for calling Sam a ‘hot wife’.

  • Just Joe

    Up by the bus stop and across the street
    Open up their windows to take a peek
    Y’all she goes walking, rockin’ like a rollin’ stone

  • GWB

    I’m betting that as he got close, he could feel the heat coming off Sam, too. 🙂

  • JTC

    What Zed meant:

    “They can’t slap a number on this, but I can put a “number” on it right quick!”

    Let the ‘bot watch, that’ll get her program going!

    • JTC

      Or maybe not, Jav might have her on remote feed…in fact that may be part of his overall design, the little pre-horndog.

      • Pamela

        Zed needs to call Damon right quick if that is even a remote possibility.

        • JTC

          “…a “remote” possibility.”

          Funny, P.

  • canuck49

    Zed, like Hercule Poirot, ‘has an eye for the figure of a receding woman.’

  • Grunt GI

    Hey. Quick question for Mr. Muir

    I ordered the Naomi Red level which I think was download goodies only.

    Very nice goodies, BTW.

    However I don’t recall there being any mail delivered stuff, so how do those of us at the Naomi level get raffle tickets??

    Just wondering.

    • Chris Muir

      Sam Level and above only, I’m afraid, Grunt.It’s all linked to the mailed stuff.

      • Grunt GI

        Ahhh, ok…just wondering…


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