#qi-hardware IRC log for Monday, 2017-04-24

mthI heard about an air traffic control system written in Ada00:06
mthbut indeed very niche00:06
DocScrutinizer05yeah, just those projects that need maximum reliability and ideally methods to verify correctness of code02:16
DocScrutinizer05though I think the latter probably is still impossible02:17
kyakwpwrak: what's that "attack" you've mentioned?08:00
kyakcan't seem to find any information about this08:01
wpwrakkyak: that was a real gnat :) the insect, mosquito. they're supposed to be nocturnal, and let you in peace during the day. but this one was evidently exploring a new lifestyle.11:49
larscthey are evolving!12:20
wpwrakthey are. they're getter damn good at hiding. a few years ago, i could just turn on the light and they'd just freeze in place. dark spots on a white wall. now they hide in crevices.12:28
wpwraki've already given up on hunting them down individually, and just gas the entire bedroom. of course that means that i'll have to sit on the computer for a while, waiting for the air there to become breathable again ...12:29
larscthat's what you get for killing only those that are bad at hiding in the first place12:32
DocScrutinizer05well, tbh I've been biten by gnats at daytime several times already. And the by far worst gnat attack (literally a cloud to darken the sky) was in south of France next to a small runnel, during early dawn, while the night we slept relatively calm. Werner and me both same moment woke up and ran screaming, pulling our sleeping bags behind us13:16
DocScrutinizer05the bites are still visible on both sides of my neck13:18
DocScrutinizer05after almost 40 years13:18
wpwraklarsc: yeah. i hope they'll appreciate my new non-discriminatory approach :)13:23
wpwrakDocScrutinizer05: were you camping near a bioweapons research facility with lax containment practices ? :)13:25
DocScrutinizer05no idea :-)13:25
DocScrutinizer05the French, you know13:25
DocScrutinizer05was near Aix-en-Provence13:26
wpwrakmaybe that's where they breed the Le Pens, and there was some cross-species contamination13:27
DocScrutinizer05or maybe Arles13:28
DocScrutinizer05Carmargue  known to breed gnats13:28
DocScrutinizer05I guess they had a weekend trip to next town13:29
DocScrutinizer05for whatever reason we planned to visit Saintes Maries de la Mer, but we found no way to arrive there alive ;-P13:31
wpwrakon your next trip, you went to somalia, to relax from all the stress :)13:33
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