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Title: Random Stuff
Post by: Davio on December 04, 2012, 08:34:15 am
Topic intent: Every little random tidbit that doesn't deserve its own topic can be posted here.
Especially posts that don't warrant a lengthy discussion.

I'll start with: Tsunami Bomb - Take The Reigns would make a great song for Guitar Hero.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: theory on December 04, 2012, 08:36:11 am
Pfft, I'm still waiting for Muse to come to Rock Band. 

(Yes, I know Hysteria is part of the Europe Pack DLC, and the fact that it's one of the best songs in the game only makes me want Muse more.)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Ozle on December 04, 2012, 08:42:06 am
Are we running out of space then?

(I also think Guitar Hero songs would make an excellent thread on its own!)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kuildeous on December 04, 2012, 08:54:23 am
I wish I could find a job where I get paid to manipulate Excel tables. I love playing around with Excel formulas and tweaking the data to do amazing things.

Someday, I'd like to dissect one of those Hero Lab Excel spreadsheets that are used to make D&D characters and just marvel at how intricate the spreadsheet is.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Davio on December 04, 2012, 08:55:12 am
Are we running out of space then?

(I also think Guitar Hero songs would make an excellent thread on its own!)
Not running out of space, but often during a day I have these random useless thoughts and I thought I could just shamelessly vent them here.  ;D

Another: Store names with bad grammar annoy me. I mean, in Dutch, we append the letter s without an apostrophe (if possible) to show property, like "Berts Winkel" to show that it's a shop (winkel) owned by Bert. But, suffering from over Anglicization perhaps, often it will turn into "Bert's Winkel". The thing that bothers me is not only that the owner didn't know the correct form, but also roughly 80% of the people think it's correct!
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kuildeous on December 04, 2012, 09:23:17 am
Another: Store names with bad grammar annoy me. I mean, in Dutch, we append the letter s without an apostrophe (if possible) to show property, like "Berts Winkel" to show that it's a shop (winkel) owned by Bert. But, suffering from over Anglicization perhaps, often it will turn into "Bert's Winkel". The thing that bothers me is not only that the owner didn't know the correct form, but also roughly 80% of the people think it's correct!

I can see how Anglicization can add apostrophes to your possessives. I just hope it doesn't go too far and that you suffer from too many apostrophes like America is going through right now.

I just want to carry a red pen and mark out every wrong apostrophe I see. Plural =/=> Apostrophe
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: bozzball on December 04, 2012, 09:25:40 am
Pfft, I'm still waiting for Muse to come to Rock Band. 

(Yes, I know Hysteria is part of the Europe Pack DLC, and the fact that it's one of the best songs in the game only makes me want Muse more.)

This.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Drab Emordnilap on December 04, 2012, 09:42:27 am
I just want to carry a red pen and mark out every wrong apostrophe I see. Plural =/=> Apostrophe

Im sure the average person whom reads this does'nt even now what they could of done differently. Extraneous apostrophe's are just so prevalent; there everywhere. Ya'll should be more empathic.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: ipofanes on December 04, 2012, 09:45:31 am
A groaner from Germany:

(http://clients.supporting-elements.com/deppenapostroph/stehts.jpg)

A working translation for "steht's" here would be "all way's".
Also, to mutilate the wonderful composite "Onlineverkaufsprofi" is very un-German.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Lekkit on December 04, 2012, 09:47:48 am
Pfft, I'm still waiting for Muse to come to Rock Band. 

Too bad they cancelled their concert that would take place in Stockholm tomorrow. :( At least I get a refund.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: theory on December 04, 2012, 09:54:15 am
I wish I could find a job where I get paid to manipulate Excel tables. I love playing around with Excel formulas and tweaking the data to do amazing things.

Someday, I'd like to dissect one of those Hero Lab Excel spreadsheets that are used to make D&D characters and just marvel at how intricate the spreadsheet is.

You know there are quite a few jobs that would love to have you ... :)

Finance, for instance.

(I share your love, but sadly the law doesn't really have that much opportunity for Excel wizardry.  That's what DS is for.)

(I think of how most people use Excel (or Photoshop) as like sitting in a Lamborghini and listening to the radio.)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: theory on December 04, 2012, 09:59:22 am
Another: Store names with bad grammar annoy me. I mean, in Dutch, we append the letter s without an apostrophe (if possible) to show property, like "Berts Winkel" to show that it's a shop (winkel) owned by Bert. But, suffering from over Anglicization perhaps, often it will turn into "Bert's Winkel". The thing that bothers me is not only that the owner didn't know the correct form, but also roughly 80% of the people think it's correct!

To me, the worst is when people unnecessarily put things in "quotes" (http://www.unnecessaryquotes.com/).  WTF are you doing?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: theory on December 04, 2012, 10:00:47 am
Pfft, I'm still waiting for Muse to come to Rock Band. 

Too bad they cancelled their concert that would take place in Stockholm tomorrow. :( At least I get a refund.

Very sad!  My friend (in NYC) made a trip to Prague to see them in concert (also Garbage, later on).  I am considering attending their April concert at Madison Square Garden.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Davio on December 04, 2012, 10:11:45 am
I feel like I'm an above average Photoshopper, if you take the entire world population as your measurement base.
But when you only consider people using Photoshop, I'm probably below average.

Man, statistics are fun, you can prove anything you want with them!

Also: I wonder how many different discussions we can cram in here. Bonus points for not quoting!
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Drab Emordnilap on December 04, 2012, 10:23:41 am
So, how about that local sports team? They sure did have an exciting sporting event with rival crosstown sports team some small number of time units ago. I especially enjoyed the part where one team achieved a sufficient number of points when compared to the number of points scored by the other team, who scored an insufficient number of points.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: eHalcyon on December 04, 2012, 11:40:55 am
What are your absolute favourite pokemon?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kuildeous on December 04, 2012, 11:45:47 am
(I think of how most people use Excel (or Photoshop) as like sitting in a Lamborghini and listening to the radio.)

Heh, fitting enough analogy.

Back when it was important for me at the time, I got myself certified as a Microsoft Office User Specialist for Word and Excel. I got the advanced certification, and I was shocked at how little of Excel the advanced test covered. Sure, it handled things like formatting, charts, and pivot tables, but it didn't even touch on VLOOKUP, which is probably my favorite formula (I'm sure SUMPRODUCT would be my favorite, but for some reason I don't always see that as a solution). I think it covered SUM and that was it.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kuildeous on December 04, 2012, 11:46:32 am
What are your absolute favourite pokemon?

Is that what these animated sig lines are for? I've been seeing them around, but I have no idea how this trend got started.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: eHalcyon on December 04, 2012, 11:48:31 am
What are your absolute favourite pokemon?

Is that what these animated sig lines are for? I've been seeing them around, but I have no idea how this trend got started.

The ones in my sig aren't my favourite.

They began as identification for an upcoming game of Mafia.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: theory on December 04, 2012, 11:54:49 am
(I think of how most people use Excel (or Photoshop) as like sitting in a Lamborghini and listening to the radio.)

Heh, fitting enough analogy.

Back when it was important for me at the time, I got myself certified as a Microsoft Office User Specialist for Word and Excel. I got the advanced certification, and I was shocked at how little of Excel the advanced test covered. Sure, it handled things like formatting, charts, and pivot tables, but it didn't even touch on VLOOKUP, which is probably my favorite formula (I'm sure SUMPRODUCT would be my favorite, but for some reason I don't always see that as a solution). I think it covered SUM and that was it.

VLOOKUP and SUMIF I think are the two most key functions in terms of power multiplied by usefulness.  If you forced me to choose, I guess VLOOKUP is more essential than SUMIF, but I use SUMIF basically all the time.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Watno on December 04, 2012, 12:11:19 pm
Another: Store names with bad grammar annoy me. I mean, in Dutch, we append the letter s without an apostrophe (if possible) to show property, like "Berts Winkel" to show that it's a shop (winkel) owned by Bert. But, suffering from over Anglicization perhaps, often it will turn into "Bert's Winkel". The thing that bothers me is not only that the owner didn't know the correct form, but also roughly 80% of the people think it's correct!

There's a similar thing in Germany, we call it the "Deppenapostroph". However the Duden, which is the reference for what is correct in German language allows this in case it's necessary to separate the base of the word from the rest.
So one day I was walking towards the train station in my home town and saw a sign saying "ERO'S BAR". I was happy to see someone use this rule in the correct way and making clear this was not an Eros bar, but a bar owned by a guy called Ero.
Then I got passed the tree covering half the sign and noticed it was in fact JERO'S bar and thus wrong.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Ozle on December 04, 2012, 12:11:42 pm
Cheese
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: theory on December 04, 2012, 12:19:04 pm
Another: Store names with bad grammar annoy me. I mean, in Dutch, we append the letter s without an apostrophe (if possible) to show property, like "Berts Winkel" to show that it's a shop (winkel) owned by Bert. But, suffering from over Anglicization perhaps, often it will turn into "Bert's Winkel". The thing that bothers me is not only that the owner didn't know the correct form, but also roughly 80% of the people think it's correct!

There's a similar thing in Germany, we call it the "Deppenapostroph". However the Duden, which is the reference for what is correct in German language allows this in case it's necessary to separate the base of the word from the rest.
So one day I was walking towards the train station in my home town and saw a sign saying "ERO'S BAR". I was happy to see someone use this rule in the correct way and making clear this was not an Eros bar, but a bar owned by a guy called Ero.
Then I got passed the tree covering half the sign and noticed it was in fact JERO'S bar and thus wrong.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denglisch
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on December 04, 2012, 12:41:41 pm
Im sure the average person whom reads this does'nt even now what they could of done differently. Extraneous apostrophe's are just so prevalent; there everywhere. Ya'll should be more empathic.

Sentences like this one should be allowed to be used for a self-defense justification for homicide.  "You honor, I was protecting myself and others.  If I hadn't shot him, my head would have exploded.  The shrapnel could have harmed or killed bystanders."
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Davio on December 04, 2012, 12:52:16 pm
Watching American real life shows or documentaries, I always wonder how much is scripted.

I mean, when I watch "Hardcore Pawn" (love the pun) which seems to be set in the Detroit area, there are always a lot of stereotypical African American women raising a scene: "This engagement ring isn't pure gold? You cheap-ass son of a ....." Now I tend to believe that it's not that far from the truth, but I think there's someone outside paying them to raise a scene, no?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kuildeous on December 04, 2012, 01:41:06 pm
From this month in the Oatmeal calendar

5 Reasons to Have Rabies Instead of Babies

You can't give babies to your friends, but you can give them rabies.
Rabies stops predators; babies do not.
Rabies makes a flight unbearable, but rabies makes it fun!
Babies make you slow; rabies makes you fast!
You can't take a baby to the movies, but you can take rabies!
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Drab Emordnilap on December 04, 2012, 01:46:39 pm
Watching American real life shows or documentaries, I always wonder how much is scripted.

I mean, when I watch "Hardcore Pawn" (love the pun) which seems to be set in the Detroit area, there are always a lot of stereotypical African American women raising a scene: "This engagement ring isn't pure gold? You cheap-ass son of a ....." Now I tend to believe that it's not that far from the truth, but I think there's someone outside paying them to raise a scene, no?

I always figured it was just them taking the most exciting 20 minutes out of a week of footage. THere'll be enough crazy people for TV if they wait long enough.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Davio on December 04, 2012, 02:04:08 pm
That too.

On the other hand, it's pretty annoying having trimmed your nails and having to use them to open something.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Cuzz on December 04, 2012, 02:12:39 pm
Another: Store names with bad grammar annoy me. I mean, in Dutch, we append the letter s without an apostrophe (if possible) to show property, like "Berts Winkel" to show that it's a shop (winkel) owned by Bert. But, suffering from over Anglicization perhaps, often it will turn into "Bert's Winkel". The thing that bothers me is not only that the owner didn't know the correct form, but also roughly 80% of the people think it's correct!

To me, the worst is when people unnecessarily put things in "quotes" (http://www.unnecessaryquotes.com/).  WTF are you doing?

Oh man I love that blog.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Drab Emordnilap on December 04, 2012, 02:12:57 pm
On the other hand, it's pretty annoying having trimmed your nails and having to use them to open something.
Again another golden days. Of all of my own mind and in what sense has entirely abandoned the remarkable sense of the pain and that I have received, so that if poisoning may eat bread, very beautiful belly of the muscle. Me in a festival of our Lord one thousand six thirty and I made a calculation that everything is made of the whole of my years in time, the situation in the river thirty, and he went down with me, however, that the right to walk on in the mouth.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: theory on December 04, 2012, 02:36:36 pm
Apropos of the recent age discussion, I've thought about making a list of "realizing you are old" moments.

For me, it was when I realized what people meant when they said that birthdays do not matter as much as they once did.

Or when you go to the doctor and can't just draw a line through all the "NO" boxes any more.

Or when you realize that professional athletes are younger than you (or worse, when an athlete younger than you is "over the hill").  Robert Griffin III was born in 1990 (!).
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Ozle on December 04, 2012, 02:37:47 pm

The moment I knew I was old was when I saw a policeman and thought 'He looks far too young to be a policeman'
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Davio on December 05, 2012, 03:03:16 am
For me it's becoming a father and going to bed around 9 am and setting an alarm for 11 am to feed him his evening/night bottle.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: () | (_) ^/ on December 05, 2012, 11:53:12 am
For me it's becoming a father and going to bed around 9 am and setting an alarm for 11 am to feed him his evening/night bottle.

[Futurama Fry meme:]
not sure if he meant "pm"
[squint]
or his family has a really odd schedule


(I keep trying to make the meme, but quickmeme isn't saving my creation and I'm too lazy to find another meme-creating site.)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: theory on December 05, 2012, 01:53:11 pm
So I am going to the 4/16 Muse concert at Madison Square Garden.  You should obviously come as well, Lekkit, to make up for your cancelled Stockholm show :)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kuildeous on December 05, 2012, 02:02:28 pm
One of the BBSes I frequented in the 90s had a forum called "Non Sequitur." You literally had to post something that had nothing to do with the previous posts. Of course, it had to loop back around, but the forum had a post limit of 150, so as long as you didn't post the same thing in 150 posts (which translated to about 30 minutes to 4 hours), you were good.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: qmech on December 05, 2012, 06:49:30 pm
One of the BBSes I frequented in the 90s had a forum called "Non Sequitur." You literally had to post something that had nothing to do with the previous posts.

This is also a good party game.  As is Mafia, of course.  Which gets me wondering: are there pockets of the internet where people while away their time playing Psychologist?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: ipofanes on December 06, 2012, 04:57:18 am
Another: Store names with bad grammar annoy me. I mean, in Dutch, we append the letter s without an apostrophe (if possible) to show property, like "Berts Winkel" to show that it's a shop (winkel) owned by Bert. But, suffering from over Anglicization perhaps, often it will turn into "Bert's Winkel". The thing that bothers me is not only that the owner didn't know the correct form, but also roughly 80% of the people think it's correct!

To me, the worst is when people unnecessarily put things in "quotes" (http://www.unnecessaryquotes.com/).  WTF are you doing?

"It is a particular German habit to deny a world history event by putting it between quotes. France has not emerged "victorious" from this war [WW1], but victorious and Germany has lost."
-- Kurt Tucholsky, in a critical appraisal of a schoolbook published 1925
http://www.textlog.de/tucholsky-kinder-republik.html

That said, I would have put "Bert's winkel" in quotes too.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Davio on December 06, 2012, 05:02:55 am
There was a fresh layer of snow this morning as I spent several minutes wiping it off my car.

Still, a magical feeling.

Snow in spare time (don't have to drive): Yay!
Snow during work time: Boo!
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kuildeous on December 06, 2012, 08:06:49 am
I've never had persimmons. We bought some the other day, but we haven't tore into them yet. I have no idea the best way to eat them. My wife seems certain, but she's been too busy to prepare them.

So I stare at them on the countertop, looking like little weird tomatoes. Soon, my little persimmons, soon.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Davio on December 06, 2012, 08:18:48 am
I've never had persimmons. We bought some the other day, but we haven't tore into them yet. I have no idea the best way to eat them. My wife seems certain, but she's been too busy to prepare them.

So I stare at them on the countertop, looking like little weird tomatoes. Soon, my little persimmons, soon.
This is about the most difficult to eat Dutch delicacy I can think of:
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/39/Tom_Pouce_is_difficult_to_eat.JPG/220px-Tom_Pouce_is_difficult_to_eat.JPG)

When you press down on the top, the cream in the middle comes out.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: shraeye on December 06, 2012, 11:43:43 am
(I think of how most people use Excel (or Photoshop) as like sitting in a Lamborghini and listening to the radio.)

Heh, fitting enough analogy.

Back when it was important for me at the time, I got myself certified as a Microsoft Office User Specialist for Word and Excel. I got the advanced certification, and I was shocked at how little of Excel the advanced test covered. Sure, it handled things like formatting, charts, and pivot tables, but it didn't even touch on VLOOKUP, which is probably my favorite formula (I'm sure SUMPRODUCT would be my favorite, but for some reason I don't always see that as a solution). I think it covered SUM and that was it.

VLOOKUP and SUMIF I think are the two most key functions in terms of power multiplied by usefulness.  If you forced me to choose, I guess VLOOKUP is more essential than SUMIF, but I use SUMIF basically all the time.
SUMIF is great.  And VLOOKUP.  But frankly, most situations now where I could use VLOOKUP it's quick just to make a workaround, though when I was doing actuarial work, that was definitely not the case.  SUMIF is crucial.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: theory on December 06, 2012, 11:50:16 am
(I think of how most people use Excel (or Photoshop) as like sitting in a Lamborghini and listening to the radio.)

Heh, fitting enough analogy.

Back when it was important for me at the time, I got myself certified as a Microsoft Office User Specialist for Word and Excel. I got the advanced certification, and I was shocked at how little of Excel the advanced test covered. Sure, it handled things like formatting, charts, and pivot tables, but it didn't even touch on VLOOKUP, which is probably my favorite formula (I'm sure SUMPRODUCT would be my favorite, but for some reason I don't always see that as a solution). I think it covered SUM and that was it.

VLOOKUP and SUMIF I think are the two most key functions in terms of power multiplied by usefulness.  If you forced me to choose, I guess VLOOKUP is more essential than SUMIF, but I use SUMIF basically all the time.
SUMIF is great.  And VLOOKUP.  But frankly, most situations now where I could use VLOOKUP it's quick just to make a workaround, though when I was doing actuarial work, that was definitely not the case.  SUMIF is crucial.

Come for the board game strategy, stay for the Excel function rankings.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kuildeous on December 06, 2012, 12:14:58 pm
Maybe we can have Qvist compile a list of the best three-argument Excel functions.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Ozle on December 06, 2012, 12:19:30 pm
COUNT.

It's simple, easy to use an does exactly what it says.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: ipofanes on December 06, 2012, 12:33:50 pm
COUNT.

It's simple, easy to use an does exactly what it says.

It can do nine different things though, depending on the two parameters you pass.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: SwitchedFromStarcraft on December 06, 2012, 12:50:52 pm
COUNT.

It's simple, easy to use an does exactly what it says.
CHOCULA.

It's plain, so easy to use a child can do it, and it is what is says.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Watno on December 06, 2012, 12:51:25 pm
I've never had persimmons. We bought some the other day, but we haven't tore into them yet. I have no idea the best way to eat them. My wife seems certain, but she's been too busy to prepare them.

So I stare at them on the countertop, looking like little weird tomatoes. Soon, my little persimmons, soon.
This is about the most difficult to eat Dutch delicacy I can think of:
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/39/Tom_Pouce_is_difficult_to_eat.JPG/220px-Tom_Pouce_is_difficult_to_eat.JPG)

When you press down on the top, the cream in the middle comes out.

Looks like a clear case of "Eat with your fingers" to me.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: SwitchedFromStarcraft on December 06, 2012, 12:59:32 pm
Apropos of the recent age discussion, I've thought about making a list of "realizing you are old" moments.

For me, it was when I realized what people meant when they said that birthdays do not matter as much as they once did.

Or when you go to the doctor and can't just draw a line through all the "NO" boxes any more.

Or when you realize that professional athletes are younger than you (or worse, when an athlete younger than you is "over the hill").  Robert Griffin III was born in 1990 (!).
For me, it was two things:

In the late 80's, I was in a record store and heard a young woman of about 16 say to her friend "Did you know that Paul McCartney had a band before Wings?".

One day in 1995, I realized that the kids that were born in the year I graduated from HS (1977) were graduating from HS.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: () | (_) ^/ on December 06, 2012, 03:04:50 pm
I've never had persimmons. We bought some the other day, but we haven't tore into them yet. I have no idea the best way to eat them. My wife seems certain, but she's been too busy to prepare them.

So I stare at them on the countertop, looking like little weird tomatoes. Soon, my little persimmons, soon.
This is about the most difficult to eat Dutch delicacy I can think of:
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/39/Tom_Pouce_is_difficult_to_eat.JPG/220px-Tom_Pouce_is_difficult_to_eat.JPG)

When you press down on the top, the cream in the middle comes out.

Looks like a clear case of "Eat with your fingers" to me.

No joke, I would just use my mouth for that like the barbarian I am.  No utensils, even the natural ones (phalanges) with which I was born.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: () | (_) ^/ on December 06, 2012, 03:05:27 pm
COUNT.

It's simple, easy to use an does exactly what it says.
CHOCULA.

It's plain, so easy to use a child can do it, and it is what is says.

LOLed so hard!  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kuildeous on December 06, 2012, 03:28:51 pm
Two atoms are walking down the street.

One of them says, "Crap, I just lost an electron."

The second atom asks, "Are you sure?"

The first atom replies, "Dude, if you're not going to help look, then get out of my face."
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: jonts26 on December 06, 2012, 04:54:12 pm
Two atoms are walking down the street.

One of them says, "Crap, I just lost an electron."

The second atom asks, "Are you sure?"

The first atom replies, "Dude, if you're not going to help look, then get out of my face."

http://forum.dominionstrategy.com/index.php?topic=4584.msg103229#msg103229
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Drab Emordnilap on December 06, 2012, 05:00:08 pm
http://forum.dominionstrategy.com/index.php?topic=4584.msg103229#msg103229

Is the date that thread died an anti-joke?  :-\
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: ConMan on December 06, 2012, 06:37:08 pm
I've never had persimmons. We bought some the other day, but we haven't tore into them yet. I have no idea the best way to eat them. My wife seems certain, but she's been too busy to prepare them.

So I stare at them on the countertop, looking like little weird tomatoes. Soon, my little persimmons, soon.
This is about the most difficult to eat Dutch delicacy I can think of:
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/39/Tom_Pouce_is_difficult_to_eat.JPG/220px-Tom_Pouce_is_difficult_to_eat.JPG)

When you press down on the top, the cream in the middle comes out.

Looks like a clear case of "Eat with your fingers" to me.
If it's anything like the vanilla slice* it resembles, then using hands is the way to go but you're still going to have the same problem, but you can then rotate it to get at the filling that's come out.

* There seem to be two main kinds of vanilla slice in Australia - the "real" kind, which features a stiff, yellow vanilla custard in between two pieces of puff pastry, topped with passionfruit icing (or occasionally something heretical like the pink icing in the photo), and the "French vanilla slice", also known as a Napoleon, or a mille-feuille, which usually has an extra middle layer of pastry, a whiter, creamier custard, and is topped with either icing sugar or a kind of streaky mix of white and chocolate icings.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: SwitchedFromStarcraft on December 06, 2012, 06:44:31 pm
Dave Brubeck died.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Davio on December 07, 2012, 04:49:45 am
I've never had persimmons. We bought some the other day, but we haven't tore into them yet. I have no idea the best way to eat them. My wife seems certain, but she's been too busy to prepare them.

So I stare at them on the countertop, looking like little weird tomatoes. Soon, my little persimmons, soon.
This is about the most difficult to eat Dutch delicacy I can think of:
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/39/Tom_Pouce_is_difficult_to_eat.JPG/220px-Tom_Pouce_is_difficult_to_eat.JPG)

When you press down on the top, the cream in the middle comes out.

Looks like a clear case of "Eat with your fingers" to me.
If it's anything like the vanilla slice* it resembles, then using hands is the way to go but you're still going to have the same problem, but you can then rotate it to get at the filling that's come out.

* There seem to be two main kinds of vanilla slice in Australia - the "real" kind, which features a stiff, yellow vanilla custard in between two pieces of puff pastry, topped with passionfruit icing (or occasionally something heretical like the pink icing in the photo), and the "French vanilla slice", also known as a Napoleon, or a mille-feuille, which usually has an extra middle layer of pastry, a whiter, creamier custard, and is topped with either icing sugar or a kind of streaky mix of white and chocolate icings.
I think it's best to remove the top and eat the cream first.

Otherwise, the cream will still come out as you bite down.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Drab Emordnilap on December 07, 2012, 12:39:51 pm
I'm the scatman

Ski bi di bi di do bap do
Do bam do

Bada bwi ba ba bada bo
Baba ba da bo
Bwi ba ba ba do

Bada bwi ba ba bada bo
Baba ba da bo
Bwi ba ba ba do

(More Scatting)

Everybody stutters one way or the other
So check out my message to you
As a matter of fact
Don't let nothing hold you back
If the scatman can do it
So can you
Everybody says that the scatman stutters
But doesn't ever stutters when he sings
But what you don't know
I'm gonna tell you right now
That the stutter and the scat is the same thing
Yo, I'm the scat man
Where's the scat man? I'm the scat man.

Why should we be pleasing any politician heathens who would
Try to change the seasons if they could
The state of the condition
Insults my institution
And it only makes me crazy and my heart like wood

Everybody stutters one way or the other
So check out my message to you
As a matter of fact
Don't let nothing hold you back
If the scatman can do it, brother
So can you, I'm the scat man.

Bada bwi ba ba bada bo
Baba ba da bo
Bwi ba ba ba do

Bada bwi ba ba bada bo
Baba ba da bo
Bwi ba ba ba do

Ski bi di bi di do bap do
Do bam do

Ski bi di bi di do bap do
Do bam do

Ski bi di bi di do bap do
Do bam do

Everybody stutters one day or the other
So check out my message to you
As a matter of fact
Don't let nothing hold you back
If the scatman can do it
So can you

I hear you ask all about the meaning of scat
Well I'm the professor and all I can tell you
Is while you're still sleeping
The saints are still weeping
'Cause things you call dead haven't yet had the chance to be born
I'm the scatman


I'm the scatman

Ski bi di bi di do bap do
Do bam do

Bada bwi ba ba bada bo

Baba ba da bo
Bwi ba ba ba do

Baba ba da bo
Bwi ba ba ba do

(More Scatting)

Everybody stutters one way or the other
So check out my message to you
As a matter of fact
Don't let nothing hold you back
If the scatman can do it
So can you

Everybody says that the scatman stutters
But doesn't ever stutters when he sings
But what you don't know
I'm gonna tell you right now
That the stutter and the scat is the same thing
Yo, I'm the scat man
Where's the scat man? I'm the scat man.

Why should we be pleasing any politician heathens who would
Try to change the seasons if they could
The state of the condition
Insults my institution
And it only makes me crazy and my heart like wood

Everybody stutters one way or the other
So check out my message to you
As a matter of fact
Don't let nothing hold you back
If the scatman can do it, brother
So can you, I'm the scat man.

Bada bwi ba ba bada bo
Baba ba da bo
Bwi ba ba ba do

Bada bwi ba ba bada bo
Baba ba da bo
Bwi ba ba ba do

Ski bi di bi di do bap do
Do bam do

Ski bi di bi di do bap do
Do bam do

Ski bi di bi di do bap do
Do bam do

Yeah! I'm the scatman.

(Scats)

Where's The Scatman?

(Scats)

I'm the scatman

Repeat after me
It's a scoobie oobie doobie scoobie doobie melody

I'm the Scatman.

Sing along with me
It's a scoobie oobie doobie scoobie doobie melody

Yeah!

I'm the scatman
I'm the scatman
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: SwitchedFromStarcraft on December 07, 2012, 05:01:06 pm
Very well played, sir.

Let me guess: the lyric is by Scatman Crothers.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Ozle on December 07, 2012, 07:31:38 pm
So I went to the opticians today and she told me "Good news! The Astigmatism in your left eye is getting better"
Thats not good news, I didn't even know I had one!!
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Drab Emordnilap on December 07, 2012, 08:13:34 pm
So I went to the opticians today and she told me "Good news! The Astigmatism in your left eye is getting better"
Thats not good news, I didn't even know I had one!!

When I was young, my mother explained that she had to wear glasses because she had astigmatism. I wondered for years if blind people were blind because they had two stigmatisms.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Titandrake on December 27, 2012, 02:08:31 am
(http://i.imgur.com/VVD8c.png)

"Only" around 1650 points to 50.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on December 27, 2012, 03:07:25 am
If you haven't read "Ready Player One," you really ought to.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Titandrake on December 27, 2012, 05:36:29 am
If you haven't read "Ready Player One," you really ought to.

I read the free excerpt (first 38 pages). Although I feel some of it is lost on me, it was still interesting enough for me to want to get the full text sometime.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Thisisnotasmile on January 05, 2013, 05:25:45 am
(http://i.imgur.com/VVD8c.png)

"Only" around 1650 points to 50.

I win

(http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/1214/88311383.png)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Ozle on January 05, 2013, 07:24:34 am
Doesn't it say....to 50?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Thisisnotasmile on January 05, 2013, 07:39:59 am
Yeah. My point is I am a higher level than Titandrake.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: SwitchedFromStarcraft on January 05, 2013, 10:37:09 am
TINAS, come play mafia again.  We miss you.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Thisisnotasmile on January 05, 2013, 06:28:29 pm
But it takes so much of my life :(
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: SwitchedFromStarcraft on January 05, 2013, 07:51:10 pm
But it takes so much of my life :(
Understood, and agreed with, AND we miss you.  I miss you.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Tables on January 05, 2013, 08:37:39 pm
I hate when I've just finished updating the Through the Ages spreadsheets and feel like I can Excel pretty hard but then I come here and theory and Kuildeous Excel harder than I can and I feel like I can't Excel very hard after all :(
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Tables on January 06, 2013, 02:42:06 pm
Also I just tried to start an account on TwitchTV, and was disappointed to find that Tables had been taken as a username. First time that's happened, and hardly surprising, but was disappointed.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: WanderingWinder on January 06, 2013, 04:10:34 pm
Also I just tried to start an account on TwitchTV, and was disappointed to find that Tables had been taken as a username. First time that's happened, and hardly surprising, but was disappointed.
It's actually really surprising to me that so common a word as 'Tables' hasn't ever been taken from you before.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Tables on January 06, 2013, 04:28:05 pm
Well, most of this is because I haven't been using Tables as my account name for very long. For a long time, I was always IEatTables, it just got shortened recently because, well, Tables is nice and neat, IEatTables makes people start asking questions.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Ozle on January 06, 2013, 04:40:36 pm
Eating tables is nothing to be ashamed about, i am partial to a bit of carpet munching myself
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on January 06, 2013, 06:08:48 pm
Eating tables is nothing to be ashamed about, i am partial to a bit of carpet munching myself

I guess off-color jokes count as Random Stuff.

I hate when I've just finished updating the Through the Ages spreadsheets and feel like I can Excel pretty hard but then I come here and theory and Kuildeous Excel harder than I can and I feel like I can't Excel very hard after all :(

Somehow I'd expect a guy named Tables to be pretty good at Excel.

Also, Bruce Willis is coming out with another Die Hard movie.  He's 65.  If they decide to do yet another one, I think he'll spend most of the movie at a computer... they should totally call it Excel Hard.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: theory on January 06, 2013, 06:25:09 pm
I hate when I've just finished updating the Through the Ages spreadsheets and feel like I can Excel pretty hard but then I come here and theory and Kuildeous Excel harder than I can and I feel like I can't Excel very hard after all :(

I was a total Excel noob until fairly recently.  Then, I wanted to do X, and it seemed like the only way to do X was some really stupid laborious way.  Turns out there is a function that will do X easily and efficiently.  Repeat.

Excel only needs to be learned through necessity.  If you don't need VLOOKUP, you don't need to know it exists.  The only quality you need is tremendous laziness, in that you would rather Google a problem than brute-force a dumb solution.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Ozle on January 06, 2013, 06:34:44 pm
This is sooo true.
Excel is really powerful in the right hands.

There are people at work that think they are masters of excel because they can put in SUM and COUNT fucnctions, because they dont know about the other stuff they don't realise they only know a little!
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: SwitchedFromStarcraft on January 06, 2013, 08:31:04 pm
This is always the informative question for me: "What's a pivot table?"
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: raerae on January 06, 2013, 09:48:03 pm
This is always the informative question for me: "What's a pivot table?"

The correct answer is "Everything good and right with the world."
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Ozle on January 07, 2013, 05:51:35 am
THis is so true. If it doesn't fit into a pivot table somewhere, I don't want to know
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Tables on January 07, 2013, 07:39:14 am
I hate when I've just finished updating the Through the Ages spreadsheets and feel like I can Excel pretty hard but then I come here and theory and Kuildeous Excel harder than I can and I feel like I can't Excel very hard after all :(

I was a total Excel noob until fairly recently.  Then, I wanted to do X, and it seemed like the only way to do X was some really stupid laborious way.  Turns out there is a function that will do X easily and efficiently.  Repeat.

Excel only needs to be learned through necessity.  If you don't need VLOOKUP, you don't need to know it exists.  The only quality you need is tremendous laziness, in that you would rather Google a problem than brute-force a dumb solution.

Incidentally, I do know VLOOKUP, and I've actually used HLOOKUP on occasion. SUMIF is totally new to me mind you.
And pivot tables. I know roughly how to do them, could probably work it out again given a few minutes.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: theory on January 07, 2013, 01:38:11 pm
I hate when I've just finished updating the Through the Ages spreadsheets and feel like I can Excel pretty hard but then I come here and theory and Kuildeous Excel harder than I can and I feel like I can't Excel very hard after all :(

I was a total Excel noob until fairly recently.  Then, I wanted to do X, and it seemed like the only way to do X was some really stupid laborious way.  Turns out there is a function that will do X easily and efficiently.  Repeat.

Excel only needs to be learned through necessity.  If you don't need VLOOKUP, you don't need to know it exists.  The only quality you need is tremendous laziness, in that you would rather Google a problem than brute-force a dumb solution.

Incidentally, I do know VLOOKUP, and I've actually used HLOOKUP on occasion. SUMIF is totally new to me mind you.
And pivot tables. I know roughly how to do them, could probably work it out again given a few minutes.

Then you are hardly a noob :)

SUMIF is easy and does exactly what you'd think it'd do.  It came in in 2007 along with IFERROR, two great functions.

I think Above-Competent would be mastery of pivot tables, FREQUENCY(), one-way/two-way data tables, VLOOKUP/HLOOKUP, and dynamic named ranges.  But like I said, if you don't need to use those (for instance I haven't learned how to use one-way data tables because I haven't needed to), then you don't need to learn them.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Tables on January 07, 2013, 03:51:20 pm
Ah, IFERROR's been useful in setting up stuff in a few games.
FREQUENCY() sounds pretty useful. I have no idea what it does, but it's the kind of name that makes me go 'ooh'
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kuildeous on January 08, 2013, 02:41:39 pm
I love IFERROR. Cleans up presentation like nobodys business.

A useful way to learn the coolest Excel functions at the time that you need to know them is to go ask at http://www.experts-exchange.com/. There are some awe-inspiring experts there that can turn your spreadsheet into a three-ring circus.

Although, most of the time, you should be able to get away with Googling it.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kuildeous on January 08, 2013, 02:43:05 pm
I sometimes make up a card shuffler by assigning a random number to each card and then use RANK and VLOOKUP to pull out the first N cards.

I never told anyone this before, but I know this community wont judge.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: theory on January 08, 2013, 03:49:03 pm
I love IFERROR. Cleans up presentation like nobodys business.

A useful way to learn the coolest Excel functions at the time that you need to know them is to go ask at http://www.experts-exchange.com/. There are some awe-inspiring experts there that can turn your spreadsheet into a three-ring circus.

Although, most of the time, you should be able to get away with Googling it.


Ah, ExpertsExchange.  Former owners of the funniest unintentionally risque domain name since the Mole Station Nursery.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Ozle on January 08, 2013, 04:01:23 pm
i used to be an admin for forums4games.net, till one day the owner decided he needed a shorter snappier name...so shortened it to F4G.net....true story!

Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: GendoIkari on January 08, 2013, 04:08:44 pm
I hate when I've just finished updating the Through the Ages spreadsheets and feel like I can Excel pretty hard but then I come here and theory and Kuildeous Excel harder than I can and I feel like I can't Excel very hard after all :(

I was a total Excel noob until fairly recently.  Then, I wanted to do X, and it seemed like the only way to do X was some really stupid laborious way.  Turns out there is a function that will do X easily and efficiently.  Repeat.

Excel only needs to be learned through necessity.  If you don't need VLOOKUP, you don't need to know it exists.  The only quality you need is tremendous laziness, in that you would rather Google a problem than brute-force a dumb solution.

Incidentally, I do know VLOOKUP, and I've actually used HLOOKUP on occasion. SUMIF is totally new to me mind you.
And pivot tables. I know roughly how to do them, could probably work it out again given a few minutes.

Man I just learned about SUMIF a few months ago... I was just starting to work on this task that would have required a huge amount of confusing macros and other manual calculations... and then I discovered SUMIF... turned a multi-day task into an hour.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on January 08, 2013, 04:22:16 pm
I love IFERROR. Cleans up presentation like nobodys business.

A useful way to learn the coolest Excel functions at the time that you need to know them is to go ask at http://www.experts-exchange.com/. There are some awe-inspiring experts there that can turn your spreadsheet into a three-ring circus.

Although, most of the time, you should be able to get away with Googling it.


Ah, ExpertsExchange.  Former owners of the funniest unintentionally risque domain name since the Mole Station Nursery.

I still think Powergen Italia (a battery company, now defunct) is better.

(Then there's Pen Island, which is intentional, and has brilliant writing.)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Ozle on January 13, 2013, 03:38:37 pm
Come on the Seahawks!!
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Tables on January 13, 2013, 04:34:21 pm
I love IFERROR. Cleans up presentation like nobodys business.

A useful way to learn the coolest Excel functions at the time that you need to know them is to go ask at http://www.experts-exchange.com/. There are some awe-inspiring experts there that can turn your spreadsheet into a three-ring circus.

Although, most of the time, you should be able to get away with Googling it.


Ah, ExpertsExchange.  Former owners of the funniest unintentionally risque domain name since the Mole Station Nursery.

Possibly less funny, but certainly a lot more alarming, is the now defunct (I think) Child's Express.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: heron on January 17, 2013, 05:12:12 pm
Every time I see liopoil post something, I think "Huh. Now we have two palindrome bards."
Although I guess liopoil might not be a bard.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Drab Emordnilap on January 17, 2013, 05:17:17 pm
Every time I see liopoil post something, I think "Huh. Now we have two palindrome bards."
Although I guess liopoil might not be a bard.

Is it I? It IS I!
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Thisisnotasmile on January 17, 2013, 06:49:26 pm
Speaking of which, why is your name Drab Emordnilap? It's not a palindrome in itself so writing it backwards doesn't make a huge lot of sense to me...
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Drab Emordnilap on January 17, 2013, 10:47:20 pm
Well, you have to read the whole thing, including the title.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kuildeous on January 17, 2013, 11:41:04 pm
Speaking of which, why is your name Drab Emordnilap? It's not a palindrome in itself so writing it backwards doesn't make a huge lot of sense to me...

The palindrome of Bolton would be Notlob. It doesn't work!
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Thisisnotasmile on February 02, 2013, 05:37:42 am
How long until "loose" is officially redefined to include "verb - to fail to keep, preserve, or maintain"? It seems a huge majority of the English speaking population of the world already use it for this.

I mean, I can kind of understand if people create a new word that is shorter than the original out of laziness/character limits but... Jesus... There is absolutely no excuse for this bastardisation of our language.

[/rage]

I fully expect to have made spelling/grammatical errors in this post and for you guys to point them out now.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Thisisnotasmile on February 02, 2013, 05:39:27 am
My other language pet peeve is "I could care less".

EXCUSE ME YOU JUST SAID THE COMPLETE OPPOSITE OF WHAT YOU WANTED TO SAY!
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Morgrim7 on February 02, 2013, 07:54:55 am
Hey, anyone like wrestling? Like WWE. Also, Tables, why is your name Tables? From where was that inspired?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: theory on February 02, 2013, 10:47:38 am
My other language pet peeve is "I could care less".

EXCUSE ME YOU JUST SAID THE COMPLETE OPPOSITE OF WHAT YOU WANTED TO SAY!

Um, I'll just leave this here: http://forum.dominionstrategy.com/index.php?topic=6616.msg182030#msg182030
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Drab Emordnilap on February 02, 2013, 10:49:51 am
Hey, anyone like wrestling? Like WWE. Also, Tables, why is your name Tables? From where was that inspired?

(http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/exploits_of_a_mom.png)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Tables on February 02, 2013, 01:46:27 pm
Hey, anyone like wrestling? Like WWE. Also, Tables, why is your name Tables? From where was that inspired?

So long story short, on a holiday to Germany while 11, my and my siblings thought it was hilarious to say nonsensical german phrases to the natives. A particular favourite was "Ich esse Tisch," german for "I eat tables". A few months later, I was creating an account for a new website (Runescape IIRC) and didn't want to use my old username (because it was even more terrible), so decided I Eat Tables was amusing enough to start using. Fast forward to when I was about 18, and I shortened it to just Tables because it's generally nicer, it was what people who knew me from online were calling me anyway, and it was a bit less of an embarrassing 11 year olds screenname.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Ozle on February 02, 2013, 04:46:49 pm
Hey, anyone like wrestling? Like WWE. Also, Tables, why is your name Tables? From where was that inspired?

Weirdly enough I watch loads of WWE even though I really shouldnt and don't like it much! I basically download it to watch as I fall asleep, it's good non complicated brain fodder.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Ozle on February 02, 2013, 04:50:12 pm
Went on a date today, went badly, so went to the pub and I still can't find THAT BLOODY DRINKING THREAD!
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: raerae on February 02, 2013, 04:51:27 pm
Went on a date today, went badly, so went to the pub and I still can't find THAT BLOODY DRINKING THREAD!

You have to give bad date details.  Bad dates make the best stories.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Ozle on February 02, 2013, 04:52:32 pm
Unfortunately, bad date in this case also reads as 'dullest' date
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: raerae on February 02, 2013, 06:21:14 pm
Unfortunately, bad date in this case also reads as 'dullest' date

That's when you have to start messing with the other person.

"So...what do you like to do for fun?"
"Sharpen my toothpick collection naked while watching Teletubbies.  What about you?"
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Ozle on February 02, 2013, 06:36:45 pm
You mean like:

"I sit around pretending I am in the mafia with a group of people I don't know and talk about hypothetical cases that could come up within a cardset"
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: raerae on February 02, 2013, 06:41:12 pm
You mean like:

"I sit around pretending I am in the mafia with a group of people I don't know and talk about hypothetical cases that could come up within a cardset"

I'm sorry.  The point is to freak them out.  Not draw them in and actually make it a productive date. 

I shall give you dating lessons.  Do not worry.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Ozle on February 02, 2013, 06:43:09 pm
The trouble for me, is meeting a girl who matches my high standards, who has low enough standards to go out with me!
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on February 02, 2013, 06:48:34 pm
The trouble for me, is meeting a girl who matches my high standards, who has low enough standards to go out with me!

You need to lower your standards, then.  :p
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Ozle on February 02, 2013, 06:50:11 pm
The trouble for me, is meeting a girl who matches my high standards, who has low enough standards to go out with me!

You need to lower your standards, then.  :p

Well, I am having a little trouble finding a Nobel Prize winning supermodel round my way...
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: shraeye on February 02, 2013, 06:58:06 pm
I'm sorry.  The point is to freak them out.  Not draw them in and actually make it a productive date. 

I shall give you dating lessons.  Do not worry.
She's good at freaking people out.  and dating....but especially the first part...
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Ozle on February 02, 2013, 07:00:13 pm
I feel like I should clarify here, the date was dull because the woman was extremely dull unfortunately, the actual mechanics of the date were good!
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: raerae on February 02, 2013, 08:09:45 pm
I'm sorry.  The point is to freak them out.  Not draw them in and actually make it a productive date. 

I shall give you dating lessons.  Do not worry.
She's good at freaking people out.  and dating....but especially the first part...

Excuse me, sir.  Your point?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: shraeye on February 02, 2013, 08:39:01 pm
I'm sorry.  The point is to freak them out.  Not draw them in and actually make it a productive date. 

I shall give you dating lessons.  Do not worry.
She's good at freaking people out.  and dating....but especially the first part...

Excuse me, sir.  Your point?
Oh you know exactly what my point is.  Don't even try this.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Grujah on February 03, 2013, 10:26:16 am
You two need to stop doing those things, it's freaking people out.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kuildeous on February 05, 2013, 09:11:50 am

I think my favorite Indiana Jones quote has to be, "Sallah, I said no camels. That's five camels. Can't you count?"

Such a throwaway line, but I find it to be so hilarious.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Dsell on February 09, 2013, 04:30:18 am
I just watched The Runaway Bride for the first time and really, really hated it.

Luckily I was able to mock it throughout, which made for a much more enjoyable experience.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on February 09, 2013, 08:03:35 pm
I just watched The Runaway Bride for the first time and really, really hated it.

Luckily I was able to mock it throughout, which made for a much more enjoyable experience.

I watched The Runaway Bride a couple months ago, but it was the Doctor Who episode, and was pretty darn good.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: shraeye on February 09, 2013, 09:42:06 pm
Most interesting Wikipedia article I've read in a while

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hair_of_the_dog
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kuildeous on February 12, 2013, 09:06:16 pm
I get annoyed by the TV show, "Bones." Mainly because the main character is just as annoying as Sheldon from "The Big Bang Theory," except that she's not written as a caricature. Well, I would think that she wasn't, but then I hear this exchange:

"Burning the midnight oil?"
"Oil hasn't been used as a light source for hundreds of years."

I mean, who talks like that? I'll accept that someone new to the English language and all its idioms could make that mistake.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Jimmmmm on February 12, 2013, 09:14:02 pm
I see Bones as sort of a mix between Big Bang and CSI.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: WanderingWinder on February 12, 2013, 10:45:20 pm
I get annoyed by the TV show, "Bones." Mainly because the main character is just as annoying as Sheldon from "The Big Bang Theory," except that she's not written as a caricature. Well, I would think that she wasn't, but then I hear this exchange:

"Burning the midnight oil?"
"Oil hasn't been used as a light source for hundreds of years."

I mean, who talks like that? I'll accept that someone new to the English language and all its idioms could make that mistake.
Like Data when he makes a pronouncement about how igniting a petroleum product on a starship is not wise in "All Good Things...". And when it's pointed out that this is an expression, he asks a question that is so favourite to me - "What is the etymology of that idiom?"
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: ConMan on February 12, 2013, 10:49:01 pm
I get annoyed by the TV show, "Bones." Mainly because the main character is just as annoying as Sheldon from "The Big Bang Theory," except that she's not written as a caricature. Well, I would think that she wasn't, but then I hear this exchange:

"Burning the midnight oil?"
"Oil hasn't been used as a light source for hundreds of years."

I mean, who talks like that? I'll accept that someone new to the English language and all its idioms could make that mistake.
I read somewhere (probably TVTropes) that the Brennan character has gotten more and more stereotypically Aspie (or something) as the show goes on - in early seasons she was just withdrawn and maybe a bit nerdy, but now she has the emotional and intellectual depth of a non-Spock Vulcan.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kuildeous on February 13, 2013, 03:23:30 pm
Yeah, they kind of kept Ziva (from NCIS) like that for a while. It was cute at first since she was a non-American dealing with American idioms, but it doesn't seem like she graduated from that stage.

By contrast, I'm rewatching Farscape, and it bugs me how Crichton (did I spell his name right?) will make an obviously pop-culture-centric joke and then look around at the aliens like they're clueless. "Has nobody heard of Houdini?" Well, no, John, these people haven't, or did you forget that you're light-years away from Earth? At least when Kiefer Sutherland's character does it in Dark City, it's purposefully mocking his captors and their lack of emotion. 
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on February 13, 2013, 03:47:07 pm
I get annoyed by the TV show, "Bones." Mainly because the main character is just as annoying as Sheldon from "The Big Bang Theory," except that she's not written as a caricature. Well, I would think that she wasn't, but then I hear this exchange:

"Burning the midnight oil?"
"Oil hasn't been used as a light source for hundreds of years."

I mean, who talks like that? I'll accept that someone new to the English language and all its idioms could make that mistake.

Bones has David Boreanaz.  Your argument is invalid.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: GendoIkari on February 13, 2013, 04:52:02 pm
Final Fantasy VIII might well be the greatest video game of all time. I haven't played it in many years, but just this week my wife and I bought an original PlayStation 1, and a copy of FFVIII. The plan is to play it together... though of course it's a one-player game, watching it is almost as good as playing it, and we can switch off. We've played through several Zelda games this way.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: theory on February 13, 2013, 04:54:10 pm
I've never played an FF game, but I thought FFVII was the classic one?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: GendoIkari on February 13, 2013, 04:57:54 pm
I've never played an FF game, but I thought FFVII was the classic one?

Most people I know like FFVII better than FFVIII... they also will say that FFVI (III in US) is better. I personally disagree... maybe it's because FFVIII was my first FF (my first RPG, really). But I just so fell in love with the game when I first played it, and then after I finished it I went to play VII... I just couldn't get into it at all. Likely because the graphics and story of VIII are so "real" (keeping in mind it's still PS1).
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: theory on February 13, 2013, 05:52:28 pm
I've been rewatching The Simpsons, seasons 1-9.  I'm not a everything-past-9-is-garbage snob, but for me, seasons 4-9 are absolute gold.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIpLd0WQKCY
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: GendoIkari on February 13, 2013, 06:30:41 pm
I've been rewatching The Simpsons, seasons 1-9.  I'm not a everything-past-9-is-garbage snob, but for me, seasons 4-9 are absolute gold.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIpLd0WQKCY

My wife and I just finished 1-10, and started 11. There's a definite decline in quality, but I still find it enjoyable.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: theory on February 13, 2013, 07:02:31 pm
I have heard that it makes a comeback in later seasons.  For example, I think people are in unanimous agreement that S23E09 (Holidays of Future Passed) is superb.  I also liked S23E06 (The Book Job) quite a bit.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Axxle on February 13, 2013, 08:28:56 pm
I've never played an FF game, but I thought FFVII was the classic one?

Most people I know like FFVII better than FFVIII... they also will say that FFVI (III in US) is better. I personally disagree... maybe it's because FFVIII was my first FF (my first RPG, really). But I just so fell in love with the game when I first played it, and then after I finished it I went to play VII... I just couldn't get into it at all. Likely because the graphics and story of VIII are so "real" (keeping in mind it's still PS1).
Similarly, I love the Dragon Quest series, since Dragon Warrior/Quest I was the first RPG I've ever played.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on February 13, 2013, 09:10:56 pm
I've never played an FF game, but I thought FFVII was the classic one?

Most people I know like FFVII better than FFVIII... they also will say that FFVI (III in US) is better. I personally disagree... maybe it's because FFVIII was my first FF (my first RPG, really). But I just so fell in love with the game when I first played it, and then after I finished it I went to play VII... I just couldn't get into it at all. Likely because the graphics and story of VIII are so "real" (keeping in mind it's still PS1).

I've only ever really had the chance to play 8, having never owned a console.  Both 8 and 7 had full Uematsu music, though.  And really, isn't that the only thing that matters about FF?  Crazy world-destroying time paradoxes aside, that is.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: dondon151 on February 13, 2013, 09:18:46 pm
IIRC 6, 7, 8 are all considered to be pretty good.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Ozle on February 15, 2013, 09:13:33 am
8 is good, but its not anywhere near as good as 7
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Thisisnotasmile on February 15, 2013, 09:26:38 am
Why is 6 afraid of 7?

BECAUSE 7 ATE 9 LOL
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Ozle on February 15, 2013, 09:37:04 am
So I missed pretty much a whole week of postings, anything worth going back for or shall I mark all as Read and move on from here?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Morgrim7 on February 15, 2013, 09:39:16 am
Why is 6 afraid of 7?

BECAUSE 7 ATE 9 LOL
heh
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Thisisnotasmile on February 15, 2013, 09:39:41 am
Anything I've posted is vital. Everything else can be skipped.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Ozle on February 15, 2013, 09:42:14 am
Anything I've posted is vital. Everything else can be skipped.

I particularily liked this one:

You can't.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Ozle on February 25, 2013, 11:31:20 am
Just writing yearly performance reviews for my team.

I wonder how Teachers manage to do this on a frequent basis, I am struggling and I only need to do it once a year!
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Tables on February 25, 2013, 05:32:23 pm
Just writing yearly performance reviews for my team.

I wonder how Teachers manage to do this on a frequent basis, I am struggling and I only need to do it once a year!

The trick is to have a set of stock phrases that apply to basically everyone.

"X is doing well, but could do even better if he put a little more effort into his work." for example.

(Disclaimer: I'm not actually suggesting this is what teachers do. At least not the good ones...)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: heron on February 25, 2013, 09:34:20 pm
In my school, the comments are already written and teachers type in key codes that correspond to the comments.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kuildeous on February 25, 2013, 10:58:23 pm
Quoted from a friend:

Quote
Why do I find the need to watch every school closing until mine comes up when I already know they don't have school??

I just have to wonder why people still rely on watching scrolling school closings on television in the age of the internet. Somebody is doing something weird.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: enfynet on February 26, 2013, 12:15:45 pm
Quoted from a friend:

Quote
Why do I find the need to watch every school closing until mine comes up when I already know they don't have school??

I just have to wonder why people still rely on watching scrolling school closings on television in the age of the internet. Somebody is doing something weird.
When scheduling employees, I tend to look at calendar school closing days. It is surprisingly difficult to find that information for K-12 schools. It's a bit easier for colleges and universities.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kuildeous on February 26, 2013, 02:43:58 pm
When scheduling employees, I tend to look at calendar school closing days. It is surprisingly difficult to find that information for K-12 schools. It's a bit easier for colleges and universities.

And I just can't see how that happens nowadays. Every school should be able to have a web presence. And it's not like updates can't be done cheaply. It's good experience for the kids, though you probably need safeguards to ensure a student doesn't vandalize your web page.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on February 26, 2013, 03:33:23 pm
Quoted from a friend:

Quote
Why do I find the need to watch every school closing until mine comes up when I already know they don't have school??

I just have to wonder why people still rely on watching scrolling school closings on television in the age of the internet. Somebody is doing something weird.
When scheduling employees, I tend to look at calendar school closing days. It is surprisingly difficult to find that information for K-12 schools. It's a bit easier for colleges and universities.

He's talking about inclement weather closings, not scheduled closings.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kuildeous on February 26, 2013, 03:52:31 pm
He's talking about inclement weather closings, not scheduled closings.

Yeah, and I probably could have put that into context first. I'm currently snowed in under Snowmeggedon II, so that just made perfect sense to me...not so much to those who don't currently live in Suckville, USA.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: enfynet on February 26, 2013, 05:09:53 pm
Quoted from a friend:

Quote
Why do I find the need to watch every school closing until mine comes up when I already know they don't have school??

I just have to wonder why people still rely on watching scrolling school closings on television in the age of the internet. Somebody is doing something weird.
When scheduling employees, I tend to look at calendar school closing days. It is surprisingly difficult to find that information for K-12 schools. It's a bit easier for colleges and universities.

He's talking about inclement weather closings, not scheduled closings.
I understand that, but the information is not as readily available as it could be.

---

On a pseudo-related website topic: my boss told me he didn't know how to read HoTMaiL.  I think I was less surprised about his understanding, relative to how shocked I was that he called HTML "hotmail"...
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Ozle on February 26, 2013, 05:14:35 pm
I dunno, if you try to read it all in one go it 'sorta' sounds like Hotmail read in a Japanese accent...
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: jonts26 on February 27, 2013, 01:46:50 pm
I'm a little late for the Final Fantasy party, but I really disliked VIII. I really enjoy VI. VII is overrated, but still good. And one of my favorites remains IX, which isn't a very popular opinion.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Tables on March 01, 2013, 01:51:21 pm
Way back when we were discussing sumif I mentioned that was one I'd never come across. Well I was just trying (and struggling) to work out how to implement a custom leader in one of our TtA games on the spreadsheet, and realised, that sumif thing might be what I want... turns out it did the job in a single pair of formulae. I must say, I am seriously impressed.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: theory on March 01, 2013, 01:55:33 pm
VLOOKUP does stuff you can't do otherwise, but I think SUMIF is more valuable because it does stuff you can do otherwise, just infinitely more simply.  In other words, there are no dumb alternatives to VLOOKUP; you just have to learn and use VLOOKUP.  Whereas it's very easy to implement dumb alternatives to SUMIF not knowing there is a much better solution.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: enfynet on March 01, 2013, 02:24:32 pm
I remember the day I was given access to the company's excel files to clean up the mess they called "formulas"

(I still can't even begin to teach people that they can use the cell they're typing in AS a calculator. Everyone else at work uses a calculator to get the number then puts that number in Excel... le sigh)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: theory on March 05, 2013, 10:22:09 am
Today's wonderful amazing incredible song of the day

Carly Rae Jepsen & NIN -- Call Me A Hole (Call Me Maybe / Head Like a Hole)

Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sparky5856 on March 07, 2013, 02:15:09 am
I just spent 10 hours writing Connect-Four in C involving forks and pipes, and I can't even play it; it's only a simulation. X_X

Man, programming is hard.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Axxle on March 07, 2013, 02:42:57 am
I just spent 10 hours writing Connect-Four in C involving forks and pipes, and I can't even play it; it's only a simulation. X_X

Man, programming is hard.
C is a tad more difficult than most languages you're likely to actually program.

Connect four sounds a lot more fun than anything I did when I first learned programming.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Dsell on March 07, 2013, 02:45:21 am
Dice.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Davio on March 07, 2013, 02:54:14 am
I just spent 10 hours writing Connect-Four in C involving forks and pipes, and I can't even play it; it's only a simulation. X_X

Man, programming is hard.
C is a tad more difficult than most languages you're likely to actually program.

Connect four sounds a lot more fun than anything I did when I first learned programming.
I made a Java applet that drew Mandelbrot-pictures and had a zoom-function back in university.
It even had different color schemes! Got an A+ of course.  ;D
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: qmech on March 07, 2013, 04:08:39 am
Haskell is beautiful:
Code: [Select]
Prelude> let primes = sieve [2..] where sieve (x:xs) = x : sieve [y | y <- xs, y `mod` x /= 0]
Prelude> take 20 primes
[2,3,5,7,11,13,17,19,23,29,31,37,41,43,47,53,59,61,67,71]
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Davio on March 07, 2013, 04:16:46 am
Haskell is beautiful:
Code: [Select]
Prelude> let primes = sieve [2..] where sieve (x:xs) = x : sieve [y | y <- xs, y `mod` x /= 0]
Prelude> take 20 primes
[2,3,5,7,11,13,17,19,23,29,31,37,41,43,47,53,59,61,67,71]
When I took the functional programming course we had a customized version of Haskell called Helium.
I was so used to imperative programming that I thought "meh, how good can this be"?
But then I learned the beauty of the mathematical statements and easy recursion with head and tail functionality, oh the elegance.

I'm almost a bit sad that in my day job I still use C# and Java most of the time. If only I could work on a project which used F# for instance.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Thisisnotasmile on March 08, 2013, 11:19:56 am
My hair dryer just died. It was the greatest hair dryer I have ever known. RIP hair dryer.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Ozle on March 08, 2013, 11:21:32 am
My hair dryer just died. It was the greatest hair dryer I have ever known. RIP hair dryer.

You mean your girlfriends hair dryer right?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Thisisnotasmile on March 08, 2013, 11:23:30 am
Err... Yeah. Mine is still alive but mine is rubbish because it makes my hair all static :'(
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Thisisnotasmile on March 08, 2013, 11:24:29 am
How did you know? Are you stalking me?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Thisisnotasmile on March 08, 2013, 11:25:54 am
Also the wire is really short on mine so I can't be on my laptop and dry my hair at the same time. This just gets worse and worse :'(
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Drab Emordnilap on March 08, 2013, 11:40:47 am
Also the wire is really short on mine so I can't be on my laptop and dry my hair at the same time. This just gets worse and worse :'(

(http://usbmania.net/images/humor/usbhairdryer.jpg)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Ozle on March 08, 2013, 11:50:21 am
Also the wire is really short on mine so I can't be on my laptop and dry my hair at the same time. This just gets worse and worse :'(

Mainly, Man Up and let it dry in the wind like Mother Nature/Jesus/Other* intended!

*Delete as applicable
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Thisisnotasmile on March 08, 2013, 12:11:39 pm
But then it goes curly and I have to use the straighteners...
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on March 08, 2013, 11:05:47 pm
Haskell is beautiful:
Code: [Select]
Prelude> let primes = sieve [2..] where sieve (x:xs) = x : sieve [y | y <- xs, y `mod` x /= 0]
Prelude> take 20 primes
[2,3,5,7,11,13,17,19,23,29,31,37,41,43,47,53,59,61,67,71]
When I took the functional programming course we had a customized version of Haskell called Helium.
I was so used to imperative programming that I thought "meh, how good can this be"?
But then I learned the beauty of the mathematical statements and easy recursion with head and tail functionality, oh the elegance.

I'm almost a bit sad that in my day job I still use C# and Java most of the time. If only I could work on a project which used F# for instance.

To be fair, neither C# nor F# is nearly as common as G, D, or even Ab.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Cuzz on March 09, 2013, 07:22:42 am
Today's wonderful amazing incredible song of the day

Carly Rae Jepsen & NIN -- Call Me A Hole (Call Me Maybe / Head Like a Hole)

That's actually one of the best mashups I've heard in a long time.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Ozle on March 09, 2013, 07:27:48 am
That is pretty awesome!
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Drab Emordnilap on March 11, 2013, 04:27:22 pm
(http://img378.imageshack.us/img378/184/ifindyourlackoffaithdisto4.gif)



I made this! Years ago! Look at the pixels!
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kuildeous on March 14, 2013, 11:35:11 am
I'm not quite at a 100%, but I think I may have finally broken myself of the decades-long habit of inserting two spaces after a period. I may now enter the 21st century.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Ozle on March 15, 2013, 05:18:19 am
Code: [Select]

GROUP A (Select 1 Driver) GROUP D (Select 3 Drivers)
ALONSO (Ferrari) GROSJEAN (Lotus)
VETTEL (Red Bull) MALDONADO (Williams)
CHOICE PEREZ (McLaren)
A PIC (Caterham)
RICCIARDO (Toro Rosso)
SUTIL (Force India)
VERGNE ( Toro Rosso)
GROUP B (Select 2 Drivers) CHOICE
BUTTON (McLaren) D1
HAMILTON (Mercedes) CHOICE
MASSA (Ferrari) D2
RAIKKONEN (Lotus) CHOICE
WEBBER (Red Bull) D3
CHOICE
B1
CHOICE GROUP E (Select 2 Drivers)
B2 BIANCHI (Marussia)
BOTTAS (Williams)
CHILTON (Marussia)
GROUP C (Select 1 Driver) GUTIERREZ (Sauber)
DI RESTA (Force India) VAN DER GARDE (Caterham)
HULKENBERG (Sauber) CHOICE
ROSBERG (Mercedes) E1
CHOICE CHOICE
C E2



CONSTRUCTORS

GROUP F (Select 1 Team) GROUP H (Select 1 Team)
FERRARI SAUBER
MCLAREN TORO ROSSO
RED BULL WILLIAMS
CHOICE CHOICE
F H

GROUP G (Select 1 Team) GROUP I (Select 1 Team)
FORCE INDIA CATERHAM
LOTUS MARUSSIA
MERCEDES CHOICE
CHOICE I
G
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Ozle on March 15, 2013, 05:19:13 am
So thats the Formula 1 choices I have this year. Some tough choices thi syear
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: eHalcyon on March 16, 2013, 12:49:22 am
This is the greatest Euro game I have ever seen (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hO0Wy7Zof90)

(and by "greatest" I mean "greatest" and by "Euro" I mean "comes from Europe" and by "game" I mean "what is this I don't even")
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Axxle on March 16, 2013, 03:17:09 am
That is definitely "Random Stuff"
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: eHalcyon on March 17, 2013, 02:36:31 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eh-72yBP7sw

Pentatonix -- awesome a capella group

but when they add in instruments... one of them played by Lindsey Stirling...

 :o
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on March 17, 2013, 02:46:16 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eh-72yBP7sw

Pentatonix -- awesome a capella group

but when they add in instruments... one of them played by Lindsey Stirling...

 :o

Lindsey Stirling rocks.  I'll gladly take her before Joshua Bell or similar prima donnas.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: eHalcyon on March 17, 2013, 03:15:28 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eh-72yBP7sw

Pentatonix -- awesome a capella group

but when they add in instruments... one of them played by Lindsey Stirling...

 :o

Lindsey Stirling rocks.  I'll gladly take her before Joshua Bell or similar prima donnas.

I hope they do more collaborations.  Sooo gooood.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kuildeous on March 18, 2013, 08:31:57 am
This is the greatest Euro game I have ever seen (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hO0Wy7Zof90)

(and by "greatest" I mean "greatest" and by "Euro" I mean "comes from Europe" and by "game" I mean "what is this I don't even")

You realize what this means, right?

It means that this thread (http://forum.dominionstrategy.com/index.php?topic=6498.0) is now officially useless. We already have our winner, and it wasnt even nominated.

7 Wonders? Through the Ages? Agricola? Power Grid? Insignificant bugs in comparison to the mighty elephant game.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kuildeous on March 18, 2013, 12:22:49 pm
I am sad, because all my PBF games are currently waiting on someone else.

Although, I haven't finished reading the rules to Mage Knight, so I'm not upset that MKII hasn't started yet.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Morgrim7 on March 19, 2013, 04:46:55 am
I'm tired.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on March 19, 2013, 08:45:30 am
My mid-semester grades are due at noon.  It's almost 9.  I'm boned.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: GendoIkari on March 19, 2013, 11:48:28 am
I have to admit that I'm glad kuroishin showed up (http://forum.dominionstrategy.com/index.php?topic=6282.0 (http://forum.dominionstrategy.com/index.php?topic=6282.0)). This place was getting boring. I think I'm addicted to internet drama. :-[
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: DStu on March 19, 2013, 11:53:49 am
I have to admit that I'm glad kuroishin showed up (http://forum.dominionstrategy.com/index.php?topic=6282.0 (http://forum.dominionstrategy.com/index.php?topic=6282.0)). This place was getting boring. I think I'm addicted to internet drama. :-[

You were the one who complained first...
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: GendoIkari on March 19, 2013, 12:06:29 pm
I have to admit that I'm glad kuroishin showed up (http://forum.dominionstrategy.com/index.php?topic=6282.0 (http://forum.dominionstrategy.com/index.php?topic=6282.0)). This place was getting boring. I think I'm addicted to internet drama. :-[

You were the one who complained first...

Are you talking about the "I'm so annoyed at Goko" thread? That was really just meant as a joke, because given the title it would seem that I was making yet another Goko vs Iso debate thread, when there were too many already, and then the contents showed that I was actually complaining about there being too many of such threads.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Titandrake on March 25, 2013, 12:36:59 am
Level 50 on Kong.

I'd say I'm done with it, but I'm pretty sure I told myself that at level 40 too...
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on March 25, 2013, 01:49:09 am
Level 50 on Kong.

I'd say I'm done with it, but I'm pretty sure I told myself that at level 40 too...

Oh man, I'm only, like, level 36.

Super Duck Punch!!!!
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Titandrake on March 25, 2013, 01:54:11 am
Level 50 on Kong.

I'd say I'm done with it, but I'm pretty sure I told myself that at level 40 too...

Oh man, I'm only, like, level 36.

Super Duck Punch!!!!

jmtb02 is the person who got me into Flash games. He puts out a ridiculous number of games, most of which are pretty high in quality.

I haven't played Super Duck Punch yet, because I just got into EBF4 and the new Cyclomaniacs, and those are already massive time sinks.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Thisisnotasmile on March 25, 2013, 05:13:09 am
Level 50 on Kong.

I'd say I'm done with it, but I'm pretty sure I told myself that at level 40 too...

Oh man, I'm only, like, level 36.

Super Duck Punch!!!!

51 and 11 more to level up.

Now... What's the BotD?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: ashersky on March 25, 2013, 05:20:33 am
I am sad, because all my PBF games are currently waiting on someone else.

Although, I haven't finished reading the rules to Mage Knight, so I'm not upset that MKII hasn't started yet.

You should join mafia games.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kuildeous on March 27, 2013, 11:47:47 am
It's a difficult (and yet interesting) art to tell someone that he isn't needed for this meeting without telling him flat-out, "Dude, I don't need you at this meeting. Don't delay it just because it doesn't fit your schedule."
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Thisisnotasmile on March 27, 2013, 11:57:53 am
Why was he invited to the meeting in the first place?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kuildeous on March 27, 2013, 12:11:54 pm
Actually, he's coordinating it. But his schedule is so busy that it'll be hard to find a specific day to get me to meet with the client.

I really just need specifics from the client and don't really need the meeting organizer, but he won't let go even though he no longer has anything to contribute to it (until later).

Development is my thing. I can handle it at this point. When it's ready for testing, then we'll need all hands on deck.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Ozle on March 27, 2013, 12:15:56 pm
ahhh, classic Project Manager who buts his nose in when its not needed / Developer who doesn't think he needs management situation!

Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Tables on March 27, 2013, 01:11:45 pm
"I think you probably don't need to attend this meeting, you probably have other important things to focus on."
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kuildeous on March 27, 2013, 01:34:43 pm
ahhh, classic Project Manager who buts his nose in when its not needed / Developer who doesn't think he needs management situation!

Oh, I still need management, but not every meeting needs to have that person there. And this meeting is all about the client and me. He's welcome to plan the other meetings around his schedule. He just won't have anything unique to contribute to this meeting.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on March 31, 2013, 12:50:55 am
Being able to program is one of the most useful skills ever.  I'm trying to learn Japanese, and I just wrote a program that would randomize Japanese characters and output them into a .txt file.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Awaclus on March 31, 2013, 05:21:02 am
Being able to program is one of the most useful skills ever.  I'm trying to learn Japanese, and I just wrote a program that would randomize Japanese characters and output them into a .txt file.
I can relate to this whole post. I'm not a great 1337haxxor, but knowing the basics sure comes in handy every now and then.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Awaclus on April 01, 2013, 09:12:05 am
AdamH's thread in Dominion General made me wonder... If Pearl Driver is better than nothing, a Curse is worse than nothing, right? Does that mean that nothing is better than a Curse?

EDIT: Oh, didn't see I had the last post. Sorry for doubleposting.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: shraeye on April 01, 2013, 09:28:50 pm
Ain't
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: shraeye on April 01, 2013, 09:28:57 pm
nothin'
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: shraeye on April 01, 2013, 09:29:03 pm
wrong
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: shraeye on April 01, 2013, 09:29:11 pm
with a double-double post.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: qmech on April 02, 2013, 05:11:51 am
In cribbage that's 6 double posts.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Morgrim7 on April 02, 2013, 05:16:49 am
hi people!
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Thisisnotasmile on April 02, 2013, 07:01:47 am
In cribbage that's 6 double posts.

And one for his nob.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Ozle on April 02, 2013, 06:41:40 pm
Random thought for the day: milk does not mix well with the taste of mouthwash
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: mail-mi on April 02, 2013, 08:40:00 pm
Random thought for the day: milk does not mix well with the taste of mouthwash
No, probably not.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Axxle on April 02, 2013, 08:47:07 pm
Rolled 1d128 : 6, total 6
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: heron on April 02, 2013, 08:50:16 pm
That was pretty random, Axxle.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Morgrim7 on April 02, 2013, 10:37:55 pm
It was supposed to be.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kuildeous on April 03, 2013, 08:40:05 am
If a gratuity is required, then it's not gratuity.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: theory on April 03, 2013, 11:05:54 am
How a differential gear works
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F40ZBDAG8-o

from the comments: "I've literally have never had anything explained to me so well."
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: shMerker on April 03, 2013, 01:21:46 pm
If you think that's cool then have you seen this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpkTHyfr0pM

It's part one of a training film on how a naval artillery computer from the 50's works. The video above reminded me because one of the components is a gear differential for doing addition and subtraction. The subsequent parts should show up in related videos. It's all really cool.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on April 03, 2013, 10:23:39 pm
I was just using my program to help me read Japanese, and I just read "すじ" which is spelled in English as "suji" (have no idea what that actually means in Japanese yet) which is pronounced "soojee" just like my username...
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Morgrim7 on April 03, 2013, 10:40:23 pm
I always thought it was pronounced "SUH-gee".
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on April 03, 2013, 10:41:53 pm
I always thought it was pronounced "SUH-gee".

EVERYBODY DOES!!!!!   >:(

Oh well, now you know.  (Just to make sure, I'm not mad at you in any way)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Morgrim7 on April 03, 2013, 10:42:06 pm
I always thought it was pronounced "SUH-gee".
The g not being hard.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: ashersky on April 03, 2013, 11:24:50 pm
I was just using my program to help me read Japanese, and I just read "すじ" which is spelled in English as "suji" (have no idea what that actually means in Japanese yet) which is pronounced "soojee" just like my username...

http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~jwb/cgi-bin/wwwjdic.cgi?1E

Also, greatest website ever for Japanese study.

Also also, it isn't "soojee" actually.  The "su" is short, so it's more like the "su" in suit + the letter G.  If you want soojee, you'd go with: すうじ

http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~jwb/cgi-bin/wwwjdic.cgi?1F
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on April 04, 2013, 02:04:16 am
I always thought it was pronounced "SUH-gee".

EVERYBODY DOES!!!!!   >:(

Well, after all, only one English word (and its derivatives) pronounces -udg- with an -oo- sound, the word is only 50 years old, and some people regard it as a misspelling with a d that shouldn't be there.  Meanwhile, English words with an -ooj- sound invariably contain -ug- without the d.

So... yeah.  The orthography of sudgy is such that it ought to rhyme with pudgy, fudgy, and budgie.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: eHalcyon on April 04, 2013, 02:10:52 am
I always thought it was pronounced "SUH-gee".

EVERYBODY DOES!!!!!   >:(

Well, after all, only one English word (and its derivatives) pronounces -udg- with an -oo- sound, the word is only 50 years old, and some people regard it as a misspelling with a d that shouldn't be there.  Meanwhile, English words with an -ooj- sound invariably contain -ug- without the d.

So... yeah.  The orthography of sudgy is such that it ought to rhyme with pudgy, fudgy, and budgie.

What word has -udg- as an -oo- sound?  Perhaps I need to go to bed because I am having trouble even thinking of an English word with an -ooj- sound regardless of spelling...
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on April 04, 2013, 02:13:07 am
I always thought it was pronounced "SUH-gee".

EVERYBODY DOES!!!!!   >:(

Well, after all, only one English word (and its derivatives) pronounces -udg- with an -oo- sound, the word is only 50 years old, and some people regard it as a misspelling with a d that shouldn't be there.  Meanwhile, English words with an -ooj- sound invariably contain -ug- without the d.

So... yeah.  The orthography of sudgy is such that it ought to rhyme with pudgy, fudgy, and budgie.

What word has -udg- as an -oo- sound?  Perhaps I need to go to bed because I am having trouble even thinking of an English word with an -ooj- sound regardless of spelling...

It is not a common word outside hackerspace, engineering, and the military.  A free +1 to the first person who knows it.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on April 04, 2013, 02:19:28 am
I was just using my program to help me read Japanese, and I just read "すじ" which is spelled in English as "suji" (have no idea what that actually means in Japanese yet) which is pronounced "soojee" just like my username...

http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~jwb/cgi-bin/wwwjdic.cgi?1E

Also, greatest website ever for Japanese study.

Also also, it isn't "soojee" actually.  The "su" is short, so it's more like the "su" in suit + the letter G.  If you want soojee, you'd go with: すうじ

http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~jwb/cgi-bin/wwwjdic.cgi?1F

I've always imagined the "oo" being short.  I always say it as "oo" because some people, when they think of "u", think of the upside down e (I don't know how to type that).  Also, the links don't work for me...
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: ashersky on April 04, 2013, 02:21:37 am
I was just using my program to help me read Japanese, and I just read "すじ" which is spelled in English as "suji" (have no idea what that actually means in Japanese yet) which is pronounced "soojee" just like my username...

http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~jwb/cgi-bin/wwwjdic.cgi?1E

Also, greatest website ever for Japanese study.

Also also, it isn't "soojee" actually.  The "su" is short, so it's more like the "su" in suit + the letter G.  If you want soojee, you'd go with: すうじ

http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~jwb/cgi-bin/wwwjdic.cgi?1F

I've always imagined the "oo" being short.  I always say it as "oo" because some people, when they think of "u", think of the upside down e (I don't know how to type that).  Also, the links don't work for me...

Google wwwjdic and you'll find it.  You can search in Japanese, romanized or not.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Axxle on April 04, 2013, 02:25:33 am
Axxle is pronounced wumpus just so yall know. /mightbealie
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: eHalcyon on April 04, 2013, 02:26:57 am
Axxle is pronounced wumpus just so yall know. /mightbealie

Huh, I always pronounced it "wompas".
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Awaclus on April 04, 2013, 02:37:50 am
I always thought it was pronounced "SUH-gee".

EVERYBODY DOES!!!!!   >:(
I have been reading it as すっじ all the time.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: ashersky on April 04, 2013, 02:57:21 am
I always thought it was pronounced "SUH-gee".

EVERYBODY DOES!!!!!   >:(
I have been reading it as すっじ all the time.

That's probably closest to what he wants.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kuildeous on April 04, 2013, 08:40:14 am
Damn, I miss learning Japanese. Maybe I should take a class again. It was fun.

Though, the anal-retentive part of me had issues with just how fluid sentence structure was.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Awaclus on April 04, 2013, 09:01:36 am
Though, the anal-retentive part of me had issues with just how fluid sentence structure was.
I suggest not learning Finnish. We don't have a sentence structure.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kuildeous on April 04, 2013, 09:11:42 am
Though, the anal-retentive part of me had issues with just how fluid sentence structure was.
I suggest not learning Finnish. We don't have a sentence structure.

I'm intrigued now. I was thinking of taking a course in Russian, but now this looks interesting.

Though, who am I fooling? My hobbies don't allow me to have time to take a class, which is too bad, because I've considered getting my Masters, but I'd have to put much of my life on pause during that time.

Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: theory on April 04, 2013, 10:03:27 am
I always thought it was pronounced "SUH-gee".

EVERYBODY DOES!!!!!   >:(

Well, after all, only one English word (and its derivatives) pronounces -udg- with an -oo- sound, the word is only 50 years old, and some people regard it as a misspelling with a d that shouldn't be there.  Meanwhile, English words with an -ooj- sound invariably contain -ug- without the d.

So... yeah.  The orthography of sudgy is such that it ought to rhyme with pudgy, fudgy, and budgie.

What word has -udg- as an -oo- sound?  Perhaps I need to go to bed because I am having trouble even thinking of an English word with an -ooj- sound regardless of spelling...

It is not a common word outside hackerspace, engineering, and the military.  A free +1 to the first person who knows it.

You just nerd sniped (http://xkcd.com/356/) me for half an hour and I still can't think of it :(
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on April 04, 2013, 10:19:07 am
The word in question is "kludge."  Many instead spell it "kluge," and quite a few people think the form with the d ought to rhyme with fudge.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on April 04, 2013, 12:20:44 pm
I was just using my program to help me read Japanese, and I just read "すじ" which is spelled in English as "suji" (have no idea what that actually means in Japanese yet) which is pronounced "soojee" just like my username...

http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~jwb/cgi-bin/wwwjdic.cgi?1E

Also, greatest website ever for Japanese study.

Also also, it isn't "soojee" actually.  The "su" is short, so it's more like the "su" in suit + the letter G.  If you want soojee, you'd go with: すうじ

http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~jwb/cgi-bin/wwwjdic.cgi?1F

I've always imagined the "oo" being short.  I always say it as "oo" because some people, when they think of "u", think of the upside down e (I don't know how to type that).  Also, the links don't work for me...

Actually, thinking about it, it sounds fine with a short "u" and a long "u"...  Edit, I think I prefer the short "u" better.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: eHalcyon on April 04, 2013, 08:00:21 pm
Never underestimate the power of the Scout's code. 

A-a-armed and ready!

Captain Teemo o-o-on duty.  Yes sir!  Hup-two-three-four, never underestimate the power of the Scout's code. 

I'll scout ahead!  Hup-two-three-four.  I'll scout ahead -swiftly!- hup-two-three-four. 
That's gotta sting. 
Hup-two-three-four, Captain Teemo Captain Teemo, hup-two-three-four, a-a-armed and yes sir! 
Hup-two-three-four hup-hup-two-three-four, never underestimate the power of C-Captain Teemo. 
Hup-two-three-four, Captain Teemo Captain Teemo, hup-two-three-four, a-a-armed and yes sir! 
Hup-two-three-four hup-hup-two-three-four, never underestimate the power of C-Captain Teemo. 
Hup-two-three-four, Captain Teemo Captain Teemo, hup-two-three-four, C-Captain Teemo, yes sir! 
Hup-two-three-four hup-hup-two-three-four, never underestimate the power of the Scout's code.

Captain Teemo o-o-on duty.  Yes sir!  Hup-two-three-four, never underestimate the power of the Scout's code.  A-a-armed and ready!

Captain Teemo o-o-on duty.  Yes sir!  Hup-two-three-four, never underestimate the power of the Scout's code.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: theory on April 04, 2013, 08:26:01 pm
The word in question is "kludge."  Many instead spell it "kluge," and quite a few people think the form with the d ought to rhyme with fudge.

Oh, OK.  I feel better now, both because I hadn't seen that one before and because I learned a new word.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on April 04, 2013, 09:51:08 pm
Captain Teemo o-o-on duty.  Yes sir!  Hup-two-three-four, never underestimate the power of the Scout's code.

Oh good, I was worried we'd gone off on an organized tangent.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: eHalcyon on April 04, 2013, 09:57:24 pm
Captain Teemo o-o-on duty.  Yes sir!  Hup-two-three-four, never underestimate the power of the Scout's code.

Oh good, I was worried we'd gone off on an organized tangent.

I know right?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Morgrim7 on April 04, 2013, 11:12:18 pm
Never underestimate the power of the Scout's code. 
Wait what
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Ozle on April 05, 2013, 04:27:10 pm
Radnom Thought:

Does Donald not like us anymore?
Or had he felt he had passed on everything he needed to teach us and moved on, a bit like a wise old karate master....or possibly the Littlest Hobo.

Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: shMerker on April 05, 2013, 04:40:56 pm
Right before he started being quiet he sounded kind of annoyed  (http://forum.dominionstrategy.com/index.php?topic=7218.msg206735#msg206735) with some of the drama around isotropic closing and then posted in the interview thread  (http://forum.dominionstrategy.com/index.php?topic=5799.msg206736#msg206736) basically to say he wasn't planning on checking it any time soon.

I'm sure he'll be around again once Guilds comes out to deal with rules questions and do a secret history.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: shraeye on April 06, 2013, 12:08:59 am
Radnom
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Axxle on April 06, 2013, 12:48:45 am
Radnom
onmdRa
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on April 06, 2013, 01:48:07 am
Morgrim, be happy.  You are now a Rock, Paper, Scissors card.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Morgrim7 on April 06, 2013, 02:37:05 am
I dont understand.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on April 06, 2013, 02:44:38 am
It's a game me and my brothers made, where we have random cards and have the cards fight each other to see who wins.  I just made a card of you.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Morgrim7 on April 06, 2013, 02:46:32 am
Rock, Paper, Scissors? Shoot.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Awaclus on April 06, 2013, 04:37:49 am
Rock, Paper, Scissors? Shoot.
Who?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Morgrim7 on April 06, 2013, 06:56:56 am
Rock, Paper, Scissors? Shoot.
Who?
Ozle.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: heron on April 06, 2013, 10:45:36 am
Is that three lives remaining now?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Morgrim7 on April 06, 2013, 07:24:24 pm
Is that three lives remaining now?
I believe. Ooohhh run everyone, crazy Morg has  gun!
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: theory on April 09, 2013, 06:55:52 pm
I am going to next Tuesday's Muse concert at Madison Square Garden.  Very excited!
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kuildeous on April 10, 2013, 03:02:00 am
It's cool that I'm all excited about the show that's opening this weekend, but it sucks that it's keeping me awake tonight.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on April 10, 2013, 09:36:26 am
I am seriously putting the "pro" in procrastinate this week.  And this month...
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Tables on April 10, 2013, 09:40:20 am
I'm better at procrastinating than you, and I'll explain why some time next week.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Ozle on April 10, 2013, 05:01:01 pm
So, turns out I can fly to New York for next weekend and stay cheaper than the same of trip to Athens!

Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on April 10, 2013, 05:16:59 pm
So, turns out I can fly to New York for next weekend and stay cheaper than the same of trip to Athens!

Isn't NYC closer to Tuvalu anyway?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Ozle on April 10, 2013, 05:18:03 pm
So, turns out I can fly to New York for next weekend and stay cheaper than the same of trip to Athens!

Isn't NYC closer to Tuvalu anyway?

Yes, it is closer to a lot of places...
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: eHalcyon on April 10, 2013, 06:46:01 pm
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/bf5ec32d6c44a4364c803221fac5351d/tumblr_mkmydqyp731qavazmo1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Axxle on April 16, 2013, 04:29:22 am
-shakespeare-
I see you driving
round town with the girl I love
and I'm like, f*ck you!


(The reason why the edited version is much worse!)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Ozle on April 16, 2013, 10:29:51 am
This Fridays Holiday approved at 10am
Holiday to Barcelona booked at 11am
Wooo
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kuildeous on April 16, 2013, 11:04:05 am
Every time I see Titandrake's name, it parses in my mind as tit and rake. Probably could be used as a pervert test.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Awaclus on April 16, 2013, 11:31:06 am
Every time I see Titandrake's name, it parses in my mind as tit and rake. Probably could be used as a pervert test.
What do you mean, it's a common bird and a tool. Nothing perverted there.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Ozle on April 17, 2013, 04:22:03 am
This Fridays Holiday approved at 10am
Holiday to Barcelona booked at 11am
Wooo

Today I am a sad Ozle!

Got phoned up last night to tell me there was a problem with my booking and that I dont actually have flights + Hotel booked
And to do it again today the price has gone up 100!
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Morgrim7 on April 17, 2013, 04:24:14 am
Hey Ozle, whats an Ozle?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Ozle on April 17, 2013, 04:26:47 am
Hey Ozle, whats an Ozle?

I think its documented in my introduction thread, or in the 'Whats your name mean' thread.

I'd repeat it here but that would mean I would have to remember what i wrote or risk contradicting myself and having to make up more bullshit

Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Ozle on April 17, 2013, 07:45:12 am
Hohoho, seems Annonymous have taken over Westboro Baptist Church.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Westboro-Baptist-Church/400347320041300
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on April 17, 2013, 08:29:22 am
This Fridays Holiday approved at 10am
Holiday to Barcelona booked at 11am
Wooo

Today I am a sad Ozle!

Got phoned up last night to tell me there was a problem with my booking and that I dont actually have flights + Hotel booked
And to do it again today the price has gone up 100!

Skip the flight, Tuvalu to Barcelona is like straight through the center of the Earth.  Start digging, man, start digging.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Ozle on April 17, 2013, 08:33:07 am
Im not in Tuvalu though, I am FROM Tuvalu...
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: eHalcyon on April 17, 2013, 10:53:21 am
Hohoho, seems Annonymous have taken over Westboro Baptist Church.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Westboro-Baptist-Church/400347320041300

How long has that been going on? I went all the way back to April 4...
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Drab Emordnilap on April 17, 2013, 11:41:04 am
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/075205299055ff019eb06f07047f16d3/tumblr_mlb0g5zZiJ1qlllhso1_500.jpg)

Also

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/6c5184338d4612268ce24041e3651ace/tumblr_mk1gegZxJ71rjk9u6o1_500.png)
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/6071822fec4db28294b83c9990bf5139/tumblr_mk1gegZxJ71rjk9u6o2_r1_500.png)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: heron on April 18, 2013, 11:16:03 pm
I am paying for my procrastination tonight. Essay+test tomorrow+lots of bio homework=ugh. Especially essay.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Titandrake on April 19, 2013, 02:58:26 am
Casually speedrunning the game VVVVVV. After several attempts, managed to get 23:54 minutes + 59 deaths. Going to try to get some levels more consistent.

(For perspective, the current world record is 13:18, so I'm not doing that good.)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Tables on April 20, 2013, 10:03:32 am
Casually speedrunning the game VVVVVV. After several attempts, managed to get 23:54 minutes + 59 deaths. Going to try to get some levels more consistent.

(For perspective, the current world record is 13:18, so I'm not doing that good.)

Ooh, you're a speedrunner? VVVVVV is a fun game for speedrunning, or at least it looks it.
I've been Speedrunning You Have to Win the Game (http://speeddemosarchive.com/YouHaveToWinTheGame.html) recently, that's quite a fun indie game. My record is 5:23 (1 unintentional death), WR is 4:58. Once the WR gets optimised with the current route it should go down to about 4:50. I contributed to the current route, cut about 20 seconds off the old route.

Also a question. Does anyone know if there's a (sensible) way to make Powerpoint give a random number generator? It would be useful for a club I do AV at.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Awaclus on April 20, 2013, 11:09:58 am
Also a question. Does anyone know if there's a (sensible) way to make Powerpoint give a random number generator? It would be useful for a club I do AV at.
What's AV? I can only think of Adult Video and that's probably not it.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Tables on April 20, 2013, 12:08:59 pm
Audio/Visual. So sound desk, music, and projection. And by a club, I meant a children's club :P.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Titandrake on April 20, 2013, 05:41:13 pm
Casually speedrunning the game VVVVVV. After several attempts, managed to get 23:54 minutes + 59 deaths. Going to try to get some levels more consistent.

(For perspective, the current world record is 13:18, so I'm not doing that good.)

Ooh, you're a speedrunner? VVVVVV is a fun game for speedrunning, or at least it looks it.
I've been Speedrunning You Have to Win the Game (http://speeddemosarchive.com/YouHaveToWinTheGame.html) recently, that's quite a fun indie game. My record is 5:23 (1 unintentional death), WR is 4:58. Once the WR gets optimised with the current route it should go down to about 4:50. I contributed to the current route, cut about 20 seconds off the old route.

Also a question. Does anyone know if there's a (sensible) way to make Powerpoint give a random number generator? It would be useful for a club I do AV at.

I wouldn't call myself a speedrunner. It's more that I decided to play through VVVVVV again, then decided to get the acheivements for dying as few times as possible. So I'm not using the fastest strategies, because those involve more risk and often use death abuse to save time.

First I'm going for getting < 50 deaths, then I'll try to get under 20 minutes, and then I'll probably be done with it.

Edit: Arrrrgghhhh. 21:55, 56 deaths. Definitely would have gotten under 50 deaths if I hadn't messed up so badly on the last couple of rooms, because the rest was amazingly good.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on April 21, 2013, 12:49:00 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=_awvzljLvjg

(edit, titandrake, this is for you)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kuildeous on April 21, 2013, 03:40:08 pm
It's always sad to finish a show, but I am so glad to have it be over. I can now listen to other music rather than practice what I'm supposed to be singing. And I don't have to worry about screwing up that one scene again (who knew that working in a restaurant could be so difficult to sing?).

But I have another show coming up, so I have a different set of music to worry about now.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on April 21, 2013, 03:55:52 pm
Chapter 7 is done; chapter 8 is almost done.  Then time to look through the others and update with reviewer comments.  So very busy.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Tables on April 21, 2013, 04:12:25 pm
While reading through my notes for a module I'm revising (barely...), I come across a section with the following:

Let X, Y be sets, |X|=x, |Y|=y. Then if y>6x, an injective function F:X->Y exists.

Now, okay, that's a fairly sensible statement. Except this is third year mathematics, and something like that is well below even first year, making it a truly trivial statement at this point.

(There was a reason for it, though, of course, it's still just funny at this level).
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Watno on April 21, 2013, 04:16:02 pm
I'd like to hear that reason.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Tables on April 21, 2013, 04:37:06 pm
We were proving it by the Symmetric Lovatz Local Lemma, I believe.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on April 21, 2013, 05:16:03 pm
Lesson: there are too many academics playing Dominion.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: mail-mi on April 21, 2013, 05:20:23 pm
Lesson: there are too many academics playing Dominion.
You could always play base octopus.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: qmech on April 21, 2013, 06:07:46 pm
Lovatz

(Lovsz)



Hungarian pronunciation guide:

s is "sh"
z is ... "z"
zs is "zh", like "jeu" in French
sz is the one that actually sounds like "s"

Disclaimer: I only speak mathematician's Hungarian.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kuildeous on April 22, 2013, 11:05:24 am
And yesterday's "Forgotten English" word is "Queen Dick."

As defined in George Matsell's Vocabulum, or The Rogue's Lexicon in 1859, "it happened in the reign of Queen Dick, it never occurred."

I so badly need to use this in a conversation.

"The last time I won a game of Dominion buying nothing but Villages was during Queen Dick's reign."
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Tables on April 22, 2013, 03:07:36 pm
Those of you in the TtA crowd will have likely seen my housemate being mean to me in games (spending 7 resources and 3 population to deny me 3 resources, early in a 4p game, for example). So he made the mistake of telling me when his ISODOM match was (http://tinypic.com/r/24yxn2s/4).
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Tables on April 22, 2013, 06:55:41 pm
Lovatz

(Lovsz)



Hungarian pronunciation guide:

s is "sh"
z is ... "z"
zs is "zh", like "jeu" in French
sz is the one that actually sounds like "s"

Disclaimer: I only speak mathematician's Hungarian.

Oh, yes, it is Lovsz. It actually came up in the exam, fortunately just stating the symmetric version, rather than say, proving the general version (for comparison, think: carrying a loaf of bread home compared to carrying four bottles of milk across a tightrope).

In other news, I mentioned I semi-casually speedrun You Have to Win the Game. I've just set a new PB of 5 minutes 13 seconds (http://i34.tinypic.com/121r7m8.jpg), which is actually faster than the run on Speeddemosarchive. Still 15 seconds off the world record though :(. Still, this does make me want to record what I do... maybe I can set a world record (probably not though lol).
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: theory on April 22, 2013, 07:02:53 pm
Random Stuff =/= disruptive and non-contributory posting
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: mail-mi on April 22, 2013, 07:04:28 pm
Fine. So, did you hear about the redacted?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on April 22, 2013, 08:30:52 pm
Random Stuff =/= disruptive and non-contributory posting

Meh.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Titandrake on April 23, 2013, 02:39:57 am
Got it! New PB, 20:14. (http://imgur.com/FPIMsy6)

Wasn't expecting it, since the run felt so terrible. I was expecting something more like 25 minutes or so. Just 14 more seconds.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: ashersky on April 23, 2013, 02:47:02 am
Got it! New PB, 20:14. (http://imgur.com/FPIMsy6)

Wasn't expecting it, since the run felt so terrible. I was expecting something more like 25 minutes or so. Just 14 more seconds.

Is that your personal best for running a marathon?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Titandrake on April 23, 2013, 03:26:20 am
Got it! New PB, 20:14. (http://imgur.com/FPIMsy6)

Wasn't expecting it, since the run felt so terrible. I was expecting something more like 25 minutes or so. Just 14 more seconds.

Is that your personal best for running a marathon?

http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=marathon+%2F+%281214+seconds%29
Quote
77.67 to 77.83 mph
Sounds right to me.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: ashersky on April 23, 2013, 03:33:51 am
Got it! New PB, 20:14. (http://imgur.com/FPIMsy6)

Wasn't expecting it, since the run felt so terrible. I was expecting something more like 25 minutes or so. Just 14 more seconds.

Is that your personal best for running a marathon?

http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=marathon+%2F+%281214+seconds%29
Quote
77.67 to 77.83 mph
Sounds right to me.

Just 14 seconds off the world record, I guess.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Tables on April 23, 2013, 05:33:20 am
Nice job.

Probably a good way to cut those seconds off is to work out where you struggle most, and improve it.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: ashersky on April 23, 2013, 06:23:09 am
Nice job.

Probably a good way to cut those seconds off is to work out where you struggle most, and improve it.

I'm guessing it's around mile 20, before he gets his second wind.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Dsell on April 23, 2013, 10:11:58 pm
I just saw over at BGG that Tables plays Netrunner and I nearly cheered in delight.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Tables on April 23, 2013, 10:15:09 pm
I just saw over at BGG that Tables plays Netrunner and I nearly cheered in delight.

Dude... someone presented the oppertunity for me to do maths. I don't need to play a game to do that.

(I don't play netrunner. Well, not really. I've played with a few friends, but don't have any sets myself. I have a zany Jinteki deck idea I want to try out at some point though... even though I'm about 75% sure it won't work as intended)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Dsell on April 23, 2013, 10:18:45 pm
I just saw over at BGG that Tables plays Netrunner and I nearly cheered in delight.

Dude... someone presented the oppertunity for me to do maths. I don't need to play a game to do that.

(I don't play netrunner. Well, not really. I've played with a few friends, but don't have any sets myself. I have a zany Jinteki deck idea I want to try out at some point though... even though I'm about 75% sure it won't work as intended)

You troll the forums of games you don't play very often just looking for chances to do math? :P
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on April 23, 2013, 11:15:38 pm
I have a zany Jinteki deck idea

Anyone else participate in the (rather lame) ARG that FFG put together for the release of Android (not Netrunner)?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Thisisnotasmile on April 24, 2013, 07:15:27 am
I watched a video (possibly by Rahdo) about Netrunner to see what the big deal was. It looked pretty bland and linear. Why is it such a big deal?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Thisisnotasmile on April 24, 2013, 11:54:09 am
So I'm currently working my way through (http://d3j5vwomefv46c.cloudfront.net/photos/large/756864155.jpg) which I got when I visited my family a couple of weeks ago. They were 5p each in Waitrose, so we bought 2 boxes. When they were counted at the till it turned out we had 107 between us, but then my brother went back for an extra box and we ended up with 157 Creme Eggs. I only brought 1 of the boxes back to York with me, and I have my fiancee to help me, but the box still looks practically untouched and I am a bit sick of them now. I've had at least 1 a day for the past week.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: () | (_) ^/ on April 24, 2013, 12:07:00 pm
So I'm currently working my way through [CREME EGGS] which I got when I visited my family a couple of weeks ago. They were 5p each in Waitrose, so we bought 2 boxes. When they were counted at the till it turned out we had 107 between us, but then my brother went back for an extra box and we ended up with 157 Creme Eggs. I only brought 1 of the boxes back to York with me, and I have my fiancee to help me, but the box still looks practically untouched and I am a bit sick of them now. I've had at least 1 a day for the past week.

Love those things so much.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Qvist on April 24, 2013, 02:52:27 pm
I watched a video (possibly by Rahdo) about Netrunner to see what the big deal was. It looked pretty bland and linear. Why is it such a big deal?

I don't know. I'm really hooked by this game. I have watched some gameplay and I really like the bluffing mechanism in it. I really want to give this a shot, but I don't have anybody to play this with. I've installed OCTGN, but didn't have the time to play it yet. So if anyone would like to play this with me, please contact me.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Watno on April 24, 2013, 04:01:32 pm
For one of my lectures I have to hand in a Haskell programm that defines a value of the type (Either ([Int],Bool) Bool).
It's automatically checked for correctness. But when I try to hand in my solution
Code: [Select]
wert3 :: Either ([Int],Bool) Bool
wert3 = Left ([4,6..], True)
the site woks for a while and then gives me an error message that roughly translates to:
Quote
Time Out!
Either the system is overloaded or your solution leads to very comprehensive calculations.
All exercises are made in a way so they can be processed in short time.
You should rework your solution or resubmit it later.
Thanks for understanding.
They didn't tell me the value needed to be finite. EDGE CASED!
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: eHalcyon on April 24, 2013, 04:35:06 pm
(http://buttersafe.com/comics/2013-03-28-Chess.jpg) (http://buttersafe.com/2013/03/28/chess/)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Tables on April 24, 2013, 07:59:47 pm
I just saw over at BGG that Tables plays Netrunner and I nearly cheered in delight.

Dude... someone presented the oppertunity for me to do maths. I don't need to play a game to do that.

(I don't play netrunner. Well, not really. I've played with a few friends, but don't have any sets myself. I have a zany Jinteki deck idea I want to try out at some point though... even though I'm about 75% sure it won't work as intended)

You troll the forums of games you don't play very often just looking for chances to do math? :P

Well, when you put it that way... absolutely, yes.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: mcmcsalot on April 25, 2013, 09:23:53 am
@ehalc, the queens face makes that.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: mcmcsalot on April 25, 2013, 09:26:11 am
Oh and @tinas omg my gf is obsessed with those(Cadbury eggs) I want to vomit everytime she eats one I do not understand how people can like them, just so rich...
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: ConMan on April 25, 2013, 07:24:12 pm
As a kid I used to love the creme eggs, but now I find them horrendously rich (and yet my sweet tooth has not otherwise diminished, oddly). The last time I tried one it also seemed a bit ... hard-boiled? Like the inside was a lot stiffer than I remembered it being. Also, presumably to cash in on the non-Easter market, they've released "creme bars" that are like 5 mini creme eggs melted together in a single bar, which seems to reduce the "specialness" of having them only available at Easter.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Archetype on April 25, 2013, 08:53:02 pm
I don't mind the creme eggs, but what I really hate are those malt speckled eggs. Gives me the shivers every time I bite into one of those.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Thisisnotasmile on April 26, 2013, 11:08:12 am
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-22308165

Quote
A supermarket chain has been forced to withdraw bags of nuts - for failing to declare they may contain peanuts.

I... ummmm..... Really?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Tables on April 26, 2013, 11:28:17 am
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-22308165

Quote
A supermarket chain has been forced to withdraw bags of nuts - for failing to declare they may contain peanuts.

I... ummmm..... Really?

This makes a lot more sense when you consider that a) They're labelled as a particular type of nuts, not e.g. assorted nuts and b) Peanuts aren't nuts (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peanut)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Thisisnotasmile on April 26, 2013, 11:35:05 am
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-22308165

Quote
A supermarket chain has been forced to withdraw bags of nuts - for failing to declare they may contain peanuts.

I... ummmm..... Really?

This makes a lot more sense when you consider that a) They're labelled as a particular type of nuts, not e.g. assorted nuts and b) Peanuts aren't nuts (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peanut)

But the particular type of nut that they are labelled as is monkey nuts, which you'd hope everyone (or at least those with an allergy to peanuts) knows is another name for peanuts.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on April 26, 2013, 11:46:15 am
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-22308165

Quote
A supermarket chain has been forced to withdraw bags of nuts - for failing to declare they may contain peanuts.

I... ummmm..... Really?

This makes a lot more sense when you consider that a) They're labelled as a particular type of nuts, not e.g. assorted nuts and b) Peanuts aren't nuts (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peanut)

But the particular type of nut that they are labelled as is monkey nuts, which you'd hope everyone (or at least those with an allergy to peanuts) knows is another name for peanuts.

I've never heard of monkey nuts.  Britishism?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Tables on April 26, 2013, 12:41:56 pm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-22308165

Quote
A supermarket chain has been forced to withdraw bags of nuts - for failing to declare they may contain peanuts.

I... ummmm..... Really?

This makes a lot more sense when you consider that a) They're labelled as a particular type of nuts, not e.g. assorted nuts and b) Peanuts aren't nuts (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peanut)

But the particular type of nut that they are labelled as is monkey nuts, which you'd hope everyone (or at least those with an allergy to peanuts) knows is another name for peanuts.

I for one didn't know that. When you put it that way... hmm.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: eHalcyon on April 26, 2013, 03:42:32 pm
@ehalc, the queens face makes that.

Isn't that a Bishop? :P
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kuildeous on April 26, 2013, 03:58:26 pm
Happy news: Got my copy of the Anniversary Edition of Galaxy Trucker. It is so beautiful. And so big. I can't wait to whip that bad boy out in mixed company.

Sad news: I have to wait to bring it out. And I can't even play it at my place, as my table isn't large enough to handle it. Sorry, fella, on the shelf you go.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Thisisnotasmile on April 26, 2013, 04:40:30 pm
Happy news: Got my copy of the Anniversary Edition of Galaxy Trucker. It is so beautiful. And so big. I can't wait to whip that bad boy out in mixed company.

Sad news: I have to wait to bring it out. And I can't even play it at my place, as my table isn't large enough to handle it. Sorry, fella, on the shelf you go.


You clearly have dreams of being taken out of context. Luckily, your wish is my command.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on April 26, 2013, 04:44:49 pm
Happy news: Got my copy of the Anniversary Edition of Galaxy Trucker. It is so beautiful. And so big. I can't wait to whip that bad boy out in mixed company.

Sad news: I have to wait to bring it out. And I can't even play it at my place, as my table isn't large enough to handle it. Sorry, fella, on the shelf you go.


You clearly have dreams of being taken out of context. Luckily, your wish is my command.

OMG LOL.  Literally.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Tables on April 26, 2013, 05:33:02 pm
To be honest, he was trying too hard there. It was really just too much.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: mcmcsalot on April 27, 2013, 12:10:32 pm
@ehalc, the queens face makes that.

Isn't that a Bishop? :P

Assuming that is close enough to cause checkmate that has to be a queen, if it was a bishop the king could move forward/backward.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Awaclus on April 27, 2013, 12:46:34 pm
@ehalc, the queens face makes that.

Isn't that a Bishop? :P

Assuming that is close enough to cause checkmate that has to be a queen, if it was a bishop the king could move forward/backward.
And that's why they surrender.

Besides, the first move in the entire game seems to be black moving his king. It doesn't look like the game state was intended to be analyzed like this.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Tables on April 27, 2013, 03:29:04 pm
I just learnt a method for finding cube roots of numbers between 1,000 and 1,000,000 with integer cube roots, and it's pretty easy.

Roughly: Look at the last digit of your number, that determines the second digit of your cube root
Divide by 1,000 and round down, then find the next cube below that number. The cube root of that is the 10's digit.

E.g. 389,017.

A 7 at the end can only be caused by a units digit of 3
389 is larger than 343 (but smaller than 512), which is 7 cubed.

So this is 73^3
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: ashersky on April 27, 2013, 07:59:18 pm
I just learnt a method for finding cube roots of numbers between 1,000 and 1,000,000 with integer cube roots, and it's pretty easy.

Roughly: Look at the last digit of your number, that determines the second digit of your cube root
Divide by 1,000 and round down, then find the next cube below that number. The cube root of that is the 10's digit.

E.g. 389,017.

A 7 at the end can only be caused by a units digit of 3
389 is larger than 343 (but smaller than 512), which is 7 cubed.

So this is 73^3

This is why I have an English/Creative Writing degree.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Thisisnotasmile on April 27, 2013, 08:10:30 pm
This is why I have an English/Creative Writing degree.

How did you get it?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: ashersky on April 27, 2013, 08:12:13 pm
This is why I have an English/Creative Writing degree.

How did you get it?

Graduating is easier than you think.

I also added "English" in later.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: eHalcyon on April 27, 2013, 11:22:08 pm
@ehalc, the queens face makes that.

Isn't that a Bishop? :P

Assuming that is close enough to cause checkmate that has to be a queen, if it was a bishop the king could move forward/backward.

Oh I was just referring to the images with the horse/knight and the tower/rook and everything, not the actual board.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Titandrake on April 28, 2013, 02:08:55 am
Yet more unapologetic speedrunning spam! New VVVVVV personal best.

http://imgur.com/z4R0IPg

I have no idea how I failed so much on "That's Why I Have To Kill You", while doing decently on the Gravitron, which is by far the room I usually die the most on.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on April 28, 2013, 11:57:19 pm
Dear Random Q. Student:

The final is scheduled for a certain day at a certain time. That day and time has been on the academic calendar since, at the latest, May 2012. When you sign up for classes, consider looking at your personal calendar in advance. If you are planning to leave the state for the summer on Tuesday of finals week, consider signing up for a course that does not have a final on Thursday. For that matter, if you're planning to leave on the Tuesday of finals week, consider not signing up for courses at all.

Either way, don't ask me three weeks before the end of the semester if you can take the final early.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kuildeous on April 29, 2013, 08:42:37 am
Happy news: Got my copy of the Anniversary Edition of Galaxy Trucker. It is so beautiful. And so big. I can't wait to whip that bad boy out in mixed company.

Sad news: I have to wait to bring it out. And I can't even play it at my place, as my table isn't large enough to handle it. Sorry, fella, on the shelf you go.


You clearly have dreams of being taken out of context. Luckily, your wish is my command.

Well, really, I often do take conversations and purposefully spin them into something dirty. It's just not a party if I don't spout off innuendos at least 10 times in the night.

I wasn't expecting a quote in that thread, since it wasn't innocuous to begin with, but I'll gracefully accept any attention drawn to the fact that I have the anniversary edition of Galaxy Trucker. Now we just need to schedule a game night with it.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: ashersky on April 29, 2013, 09:20:30 am
Happy news: Got my copy of the Anniversary Edition of Galaxy Trucker. It is so beautiful. And so big. I can't wait to whip that bad boy out in mixed company.

Sad news: I have to wait to bring it out. And I can't even play it at my place, as my table isn't large enough to handle it. Sorry, fella, on the shelf you go.


You clearly have dreams of being taken out of context. Luckily, your wish is my command.

Well, really, I often do take conversations and purposefully spin them into something dirty. It's just not a party if I don't spout off innuendos at least 10 times in the night.

I wasn't expecting a quote in that thread, since it wasn't innocuous to begin with, but I'll gracefully accept any attention drawn to the fact that I have the anniversary edition of Galaxy Trucker. Now we just need to schedule a game night with it.

If you had left the word "innuendos" out, you'd have gotten another "out of context" quote immediately.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kuildeous on April 29, 2013, 12:14:06 pm
Just noticed a new user with 0 posts named "magicfuck." Let's see how long before that account gets deleted (maybe he's a nice guy and Dominion champion).
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: shraeye on April 29, 2013, 12:16:38 pm
Dear Random Q. Student:

The final is scheduled for a certain day at a certain time. That day and time has been on the academic calendar since, at the latest, May 2012. When you sign up for classes, consider looking at your personal calendar in advance. If you are planning to leave the state for the summer on Tuesday of finals week, consider signing up for a course that does not have a final on Thursday. For that matter, if you're planning to leave on the Tuesday of finals week, consider not signing up for courses at all.

Either way, don't ask me three weeks before the end of the semester if you can take the final early.
yup.  this exactly.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Drab Emordnilap on April 29, 2013, 12:19:11 pm
Just noticed a new user with 0 posts named "magicfuck." Let's see how long before that account gets deleted (maybe he's a nice guy and Dominion champion).

Just $19.95 a year. $19.95 a year!
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: WanderingWinder on April 29, 2013, 03:38:11 pm
Just noticed a new user with 0 posts named "magicfuck." Let's see how long before that account gets deleted (maybe he's a nice guy and Dominion champion).
That guy was around all the time on iso - you never saw him?

I have to say, with all frankness, I am being totally serious here - I was actually a bit afraid I'd get paired up with him while doing a video.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: heron on April 29, 2013, 03:40:55 pm
He/she plays innovation now.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kuildeous on April 29, 2013, 03:51:46 pm
Really? Wow. It just looks like a spam account.

Good thing I'm not admin then.

Although, if I played more Isotropic, I'd have avoided that goof-up.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kuildeous on April 29, 2013, 03:54:52 pm
Could it be I have been contacted by a responsible spammer?

He e-mails my work account with a, "Hi, we noticed that you're using blah and have a tool that does everything blah does only better," BS message.

I responded with, "Not my business. Remove me from your mailing list."

I expected him to reply back with, "Could you forward this message to someone who makes those decisions?" But he did not. I was kind of impressed.

Granted, he sent me unsolicited e-mail, so he should still be staked to an anthill, but his response was not what I expected.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on April 29, 2013, 04:56:33 pm
I have to say, with all frankness, I am being totally serious here - I was actually a bit afraid I'd get paired up with him while doing a video.

I narrowly avoided playing a game with him today by pressing the "decline" button.  It was tough, though.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: WanderingWinder on April 29, 2013, 05:00:14 pm
I have to say, with all frankness, I am being totally serious here - I was actually a bit afraid I'd get paired up with him while doing a video.

I narrowly avoided playing a game with him today by pressing the "decline" button.  It was tough, though.
Well, it was only a bit, and I would have - I really don't like declining though.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Cuzz on April 29, 2013, 07:12:44 pm
Dear Random Q. Student:

The final is scheduled for a certain day at a certain time. That day and time has been on the academic calendar since, at the latest, May 2012. When you sign up for classes, consider looking at your personal calendar in advance. If you are planning to leave the state for the summer on Tuesday of finals week, consider signing up for a course that does not have a final on Thursday. For that matter, if you're planning to leave on the Tuesday of finals week, consider not signing up for courses at all.

Either way, don't ask me three weeks before the end of the semester if you can take the final early.
yup.  this exactly.

Complaining about students... One of my favorite pastimes.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Tables on April 30, 2013, 07:28:40 pm
Yesterday, I was expecting to do almost nothing today, sit at home play at games etc.. I forgot I had a lecture... which means 4 mile round trip of walking... and also laser quest which including playing that (four games of 20 minutes) means I ended doing approximately 13 miles of walking/running today. Slightly more than my planned zero.

And it was awesome.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on April 30, 2013, 08:23:11 pm
Yesterday, I was expecting to do almost nothing today, sit at home play at games etc.. I forgot I had a lecture... which means 4 mile round trip of walking... and also laser quest which including playing that (four games of 20 minutes) means I ended doing approximately 13 miles of walking/running today. Slightly more than my planned zero.

And it was awesome.

OMG I want to go play laser tag!
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Dsell on May 01, 2013, 02:00:54 am
Yesterday, I was expecting to do almost nothing today, sit at home play at games etc.. I forgot I had a lecture... which means 4 mile round trip of walking... and also laser quest which including playing that (four games of 20 minutes) means I ended doing approximately 13 miles of walking/running today. Slightly more than my planned zero.

And it was awesome.

OMG I want to go play laser tag!

/in for f.ds laser tag.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on May 01, 2013, 02:03:10 am
I am stuck...  On a ridiculous Heisenbug.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Axxle on May 01, 2013, 03:27:36 am
Should magically fix itself when you least suspect it.

What kind of program are you creating? Are you using source control? On really tough problems in complicated systems I usually just revert back my changes to before the bug happened and that usually indicates where the bug is.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on May 01, 2013, 02:55:03 pm
Should magically fix itself when you least suspect it.

What kind of program are you creating? Are you using source control? On really tough problems in complicated systems I usually just revert back my changes to before the bug happened and that usually indicates where the bug is.

RPG Maker XP is a game maker.  Most of the time you can use their way of making games.  If you want to, however, you can change the source code of the game.  I do that a whole lot, as you can do more there than in the program's game maker abilities.  I made a new thing where you could use a "magnet" type thing to move towards or away from these "magnet" thingies.  Cliffs make things really complicated, and in a certain situation when I moved onto a cliff it thought I was still off of it.  Looking into the problem more just said some really confusing things...
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on May 01, 2013, 08:02:45 pm
This is the most hilarious thing I have read this week.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/hnigatu/29-candid-reflections-from-a-stay-at-home-dad

(Sorry that it's Buzzfeed.)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: eHalcyon on May 01, 2013, 09:25:23 pm
This is the most hilarious thing I have read this week.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/hnigatu/29-candid-reflections-from-a-stay-at-home-dad

(Sorry that it's Buzzfeed.)

http://www.buzzfeed.com/mattbellassai/the-creepiest-things-a-child-has-ever-said-to-a-parent
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Tables on May 11, 2013, 09:26:41 pm
You know I was talking about the You Have to Win the Game speedrun stuff, with a WR of 4:58? Yeah, so I did some messing around to see what kind of time was possible (using slowdown and saves), expecting about 4:50 to be the absolute limit. Turns out I could get a 4:41. This means that my record of 5:13 is about 30 seconds off perfection in a 281 second game, which is... nasty.

On the upside, someone else is getting into speedrunning this game and they're better than me. I'm excited to hopefully see the time get pushed as low as it can humanly go.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on May 11, 2013, 10:45:30 pm
On the upside, someone else is getting into speedrunning this game and they're better than me. I'm excited to hopefully see the time get pushed as low as it can humanly go.

If you're interested in getting the time pushed as low as it can, this (http://tasvideos.org) site might be of interest to you.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Tables on May 12, 2013, 08:44:39 am
You can't TAS PC games, in general. What I did was really about as close as it gets.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on May 12, 2013, 03:10:58 pm
You can't TAS PC games, in general. What I did was really about as close as it gets.

http://tasvideos.org/3343S.html
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Titandrake on May 12, 2013, 04:58:31 pm
Given that my VVVVVV PB (18:50) is 6 minutes over the TAS time (12:33), that difference doesn't seem too bad.

I've lost interest in getting my time much lower. When I installed an update for my computer, it had the side effect of causing slowdown in around half of the levels. It doesn't affect the in-game timer, but it makes running those sections a lot more annoying.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Tables on May 12, 2013, 05:26:40 pm
You can't TAS PC games, in general. What I did was really about as close as it gets.

http://tasvideos.org/3343S.html

Please note the words 'in general'. Specific games can be done, but only if bespoked software is available for them.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: ashersky on May 12, 2013, 05:38:55 pm
Ran into Jack Black and the rest of Tenacious D on the street yesterday.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Titandrake on May 12, 2013, 06:22:15 pm
Ran into Jack Black and the rest of Tenacious D on the street yesterday.

What
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: ashersky on May 12, 2013, 06:30:18 pm
Ran into Jack Black and the rest of Tenacious D on the street yesterday.

What

They were walking down the street to play frisbee with who I can only assume are KG's kids.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on May 12, 2013, 07:20:13 pm
You can't TAS PC games, in general. What I did was really about as close as it gets.

http://tasvideos.org/3343S.html

Please note the words 'in general'. Specific games can be done, but only if bespoked software is available for them.

The program used for it was made to do PC games, but it doesn't work for many.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: eHalcyon on May 13, 2013, 06:19:36 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ZNM0ENUCO5I

This made me smile.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: mcmcsalot on May 13, 2013, 09:16:32 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ZNM0ENUCO5I

This made me smile.

Oh my gosh how awesome is that!
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on May 13, 2013, 10:07:16 pm
And for the three of you who haven't seen it, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield singing Space Oddity in the first music video recorded in space:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaOC9danxNo

Caution: apparently directed by JJ Abrams; lens flare is apparently unavoidable in real space as well as fictional space.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Titandrake on May 14, 2013, 01:59:20 am
Oh man!

I decided to practice the biggest skip in VVVVVV (it skips an entire level, but if you mess up the trick you have to restart the entire game.) Got it consistent enough to where I felt comfortable using it in a run, and got a 16:58 (almost a 2 minute improvement) with very sloppy execution on the rest of the run.

It feels a bit like cheating, since the level the glitch skips is by far my worst level in the game, but time is time.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: eHalcyon on May 15, 2013, 12:39:27 am
New board game: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oOD9U9VQ5Y
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: DStu on May 15, 2013, 02:21:30 am
And for the three of you who haven't seen it, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield singing Space Oddity in the first music video recorded in space:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaOC9danxNo

Further reading (http://what-if.xkcd.com/45/)

Quote
both the ISS and the US highway system are used for things other than making music videos.[citation needed]
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: gman314 on May 15, 2013, 02:57:16 pm
We need some real (http://xkcd.com/1210/) random stuff here.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: DStu on May 15, 2013, 03:15:07 pm
We need some real (http://xkcd.com/1210/) random stuff here.

Real Random? http://dynamic.xkcd.com/random/comic/

Edit: Bonus points if you get 221...
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kuildeous on May 16, 2013, 10:41:34 am
I only wish that this is not from a closed thread; I'd post this there instead.

Quote
Quote
I give you a new random and likely irrational number

I feel like this is going to be hard to implement

This is an easy task.

Roll a 4-sided die.

If 1, choose e
If 2, choose pi
If 3, choose square root of 2
If 4, choose 1

Most likely, you'll randomly get an irrational number.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: gman314 on May 16, 2013, 11:17:50 am
I only wish that this is not from a closed thread; I'd post this there instead.

Quote
Quote
I give you a new random and likely irrational number

I feel like this is going to be hard to implement

This is an easy task.

Roll a 4-sided die.

If 1, choose e
If 2, choose pi
If 3, choose square root of 2
If 4, choose 1

Most likely, you'll randomly get an irrational number.

Had the thread not been locked, I was going to reply with "I just choose whatever integer I feel like choosing, and then take the square root of it."
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on May 16, 2013, 11:58:45 am
Roll 2d6.  Multiply the numbers together.  Take the square root.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on May 16, 2013, 11:59:58 am
Roll 2d6.  Multiply the numbers together.  Take the square root.
Rolled 2d6 : 1, 1, total 2
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on May 16, 2013, 12:00:25 pm
Roll 2d6.  Multiply the numbers together.  Take the square root.
(http://forum.dominionstrategy.com/Themes/core/images/dice_warn.gif) This dice roll may have been tampered with!
Rolled 2d6 : 1, 1, total 2
1 * 1 = 1, square root is 1.  HA!

And, no, I didn't plan that.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kuildeous on May 16, 2013, 12:09:17 pm
But if you get a perfect square, then you are left with a rational number.

I suppose you could generate a random integer and then run an algorithm.

If square root is rational, then use cube root. If cube root is rational, then

Of course, you're screwed if your random integer happens to be 0 or 1. Negative numbers could cause problems too, but you can error-trap that.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on May 16, 2013, 12:13:37 pm
But if you get a perfect square, then you are left with a rational number.

I suppose you could generate a random integer and then run an algorithm.

If square root is rational, then use cube root. If cube root is rational, then

Of course, you're screwed if your random integer happens to be 0 or 1. Negative numbers could cause problems too, but you can error-trap that.

Code: [Select]
if num == 0 or num == 1
num = num + 2
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: gman314 on May 16, 2013, 12:21:53 pm
But if you get a perfect square, then you are left with a rational number.

I suppose you could generate a random integer and then run an algorithm.

If square root is rational, then use cube root. If cube root is rational, then

Of course, you're screwed if your random integer happens to be 0 or 1. Negative numbers could cause problems too, but you can error-trap that.

Ah, but I would still likely get an irrational. Assuming of course, that I don't lean towards choosing perfect squares.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on May 16, 2013, 12:44:25 pm
Fine:  Roll 4d6.  Put the digits in numerical order.  Take the cube root.  There, always irrational.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Watno on May 16, 2013, 12:52:12 pm
Rolled 4d6 : 5, 4, 2, 2, total 13
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: DStu on May 16, 2013, 01:00:24 pm
Fine:  Roll 4d6.  Put the digits in numerical order.  Take the cube root.  There, always irrational.
Roll d6, multiply with 7, square root.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Awaclus on May 16, 2013, 01:20:30 pm
Fine:  Roll 4d6.  Put the digits in numerical order.  Take the cube root.  There, always irrational.
But being likely irrational is enough.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Axxle on May 16, 2013, 02:03:17 pm
Fine:  Roll 4d6.  Put the digits in numerical order.  Take the cube root.  There, always irrational.
Roll d6, multiply with 7, square root.
Get integer randomly.  Multiply with irrational number.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on May 16, 2013, 02:19:58 pm
Fine:  Roll 4d6.  Put the digits in numerical order.  Take the cube root.  There, always irrational.
Roll d6, multiply with 7, square root.
Get integer randomly.  Multiply with irrational number.

:O
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Thisisnotasmile on May 16, 2013, 02:21:17 pm
Get integer randomly. Add irrational number.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Watno on May 16, 2013, 02:23:26 pm
Fine:  Roll 4d6.  Put the digits in numerical order.  Take the cube root.  There, always irrational.
Roll d6, multiply with 7, square root.
Get integer randomly.  Multiply with irrational number.
doesn't work. 0 is an integer., but 0*i=0 isn't irrational for any irriational number i.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Axxle on May 16, 2013, 02:36:16 pm
Fine:  Roll 4d6.  Put the digits in numerical order.  Take the cube root.  There, always irrational.
Roll d6, multiply with 7, square root.
Get integer randomly.  Multiply with irrational number.
doesn't work. 0 is an integer., but 0*i=0 isn't irrational for any irriational number i.
Stupid zero ruining everything.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on May 16, 2013, 02:50:12 pm
Get integer randomly. Add irrational number.

This works for zero.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Axxle on May 16, 2013, 02:54:41 pm
Get integer randomly. Add irrational number.

This works for zero.
Like I said, zero ruining everything, even my comment about it ruining everything.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: qmech on May 16, 2013, 03:21:52 pm
Exercise: show that there exist irrationals a and b such that ab is rational.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: shraeye on May 16, 2013, 03:23:28 pm
So Break of Reality (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Break_of_Reality) is pretty good, huh?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: gman314 on May 16, 2013, 03:26:36 pm
Exercise: show that there exist irrationals a and b such that ab is rational.

Let a be any irrational number. Choose ab to be a2 + 1. Then, b must be irrational. QED.

If this were actually a math assignment question, I'd add a bit more formal logic, but this isn't, so I won't. You can probably see the idea though.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: DStu on May 16, 2013, 04:11:44 pm
Exercise: show that there exist irrationals a and b such that ab is rational.

Let a be any irrational number. Choose ab to be a2 + 1. Then, b must be irrational. QED.

If this were actually a math assignment question, I'd add a bit more formal logic, but this isn't, so I won't. You can probably see the idea though.
eln(2) = 2

edit: Also, I don't believe that a^b = a^2 + 1 implies b irrational for irrational a.  Take b=3, that is equivalent to a^3-a^2-1=0, which has a solution because third order polynomial, and I doubt that the solution is rational.
edit2: OK, WolframAlpha gives the solution and its irrational.
edit3: But you can save the argument by assuming a is transcendent, because this implies that a is not a solution of x^b-x^2-1=0 for rational b (because that would imply that a is algebraic).
edit4: weakened the statement a bit.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: qmech on May 16, 2013, 04:38:28 pm
eln(2) = 2

The trouble then is to show that log 2 is irrational.  You'd be amazed if it wasn't, but it's not obvious.

There's a fun argument that gives existence easily, but isn't constructive.

First you try √2√2.  If it's rational, you're done.  If it's irrational, then (√2√2)√2 = (√2)2 = 2.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: blueblimp on May 17, 2013, 01:33:10 am
Exercise: show that there exist irrationals a and b such that ab is rational.
Not as elegant as your solution:

Observe that sqrt(2) ^ (2 * log_2(3)) = 3.

Let's assume we know sqrt(2) is irrational already. Claim: log_2(3) is irrational. Pf: Otherwise, there would exist positive integers p,q such that 2^(p/q) = 3, so 2^p = 3^q, which is impossible by unique prime factorization.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: DStu on May 17, 2013, 02:11:44 am
eln(2) = 2
The trouble then is to show that log 2 is irrational.  You'd be amazed if it wasn't, but it's not obvious.

If you know e is transcendent it's clear, but of course that proof isn't easy.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on May 17, 2013, 02:52:46 am
eln(2) = 2
The trouble then is to show that log 2 is irrational.  You'd be amazed if it wasn't, but it's not obvious.

If you know e is transcendent it's clear, but of course that proof isn't easy.

If you want to start with proof that e is transcendent, you need to invent the universe first.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: DStu on May 17, 2013, 03:26:48 am
eln(2) = 2
The trouble then is to show that log 2 is irrational.  You'd be amazed if it wasn't, but it's not obvious.

If you know e is transcendent it's clear, but of course that proof isn't easy.

If you want to start with proof that e is transcendent, you need to invent the universe first.
Don't understand.  But another one:
Take a^f(a)=2, where f(a) is defined implicitly by that equation.  Obviously, f(a) is strictly decreasing in a, and therefore injective.  In particular, the set {f(a)| a irrational} is uncountable. Therefore, they can't be all rational, and there exists a pair (a,f(a)) s.t. a,f(a) are irrational and a^f(a)=2.

Edit: ... which is just the unconstructive way of saying "Replace e with an arbitrary transcendent number in the argumenr e^log_e(2)=2"
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Thisisnotasmile on May 17, 2013, 07:10:45 am
This proof (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAISUDbjXj0) is the most elegant I have ever seen. Guy's a genius.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: DStu on May 17, 2013, 07:15:31 am
This proof (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAISUDbjXj0) is the most elegant I have ever seen. Guy's a genius.

Yup, gotta make me understand...
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Axxle on May 17, 2013, 02:38:53 pm
Didn't let me down.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: WanderingWinder on May 17, 2013, 02:55:09 pm
eln(2) = 2

The trouble then is to show that log 2 is irrational.  You'd be amazed if it wasn't, but it's not obvious.

There's a fun argument that gives existence easily, but isn't constructive.

First you try √2√2.  If it's rational, you're done.  If it's irrational, then (√2√2)√2 = (√2)2 = 2.

Actually, (√2√2)√2 is NOT the same thing as (√2)2. You want √2(√2√2)

Or maybe that's the thing you intended - but the parentheses placement is important here.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: heron on May 17, 2013, 03:04:17 pm
eln(2) = 2

The trouble then is to show that log 2 is irrational.  You'd be amazed if it wasn't, but it's not obvious.

There's a fun argument that gives existence easily, but isn't constructive.

First you try √2√2.  If it's rational, you're done.  If it's irrational, then (√2√2)√2 = (√2)2 = 2.

Actually, (√2√2)√2 is NOT the same thing as (√2)2. You want √2(√2√2)

Or maybe that's the thing you intended - but the parentheses placement is important here.

No, qmech is right.

(√2√2)√2=√2√2*√2=2.

But you are correct that parenthesis placement is important.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: WanderingWinder on May 17, 2013, 03:44:22 pm
eln(2) = 2

The trouble then is to show that log 2 is irrational.  You'd be amazed if it wasn't, but it's not obvious.

There's a fun argument that gives existence easily, but isn't constructive.

First you try √2√2.  If it's rational, you're done.  If it's irrational, then (√2√2)√2 = (√2)2 = 2.

Actually, (√2√2)√2 is NOT the same thing as (√2)2. You want √2(√2√2)

Or maybe that's the thing you intended - but the parentheses placement is important here.

No, qmech is right.

(√2√2)√2=√2√2*√2=2.

But you are correct that parenthesis placement is important.

Hrmm, 'course he's right. How did I read that as the other thing. Probably just a mis-wired brain.
Apologies.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Tables on May 17, 2013, 05:34:38 pm
Exercise: show that there exist irrationals a and b such that ab is rational.

I was going to produce an elegant, non-consntructive solution, but then noticed you'd already posted the same one. Bah.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Tables on May 20, 2013, 08:19:46 pm
I played a game of Dominion with Celestial Chameleon this weekend. I wanted to come back and brag about how I beat him, but he won (although both of us agreed, it wasn't the most interesting kingdom - still enough decisions to give the better player an advantage, but not enough that it's really decisive). Still it was nice to see him again, and the game was great fun, mainly because of the comments he was making - e.g. something along the lines of "My [opening cards] fell to turn 5, which was a big disadvantage, and stopped me emptying the supply as well."

As another totally unrelated topic, I've finally gotten some recording software. For now I'm recording You Have to Win the Game, but I may do some Dominion videos at some point. For now though, I'm only 6 seconds off the world record (http://www.twitch.tv/tables61/c/2311944)... and lost maybe 2-3 seconds because I was trying to mess around with WSplit. I wanted an at least decent run, I wasn't expecting something THAT good.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Thisisnotasmile on May 21, 2013, 07:50:00 am
Just broke the 20,000 points mark on Kongregate. Thanks Snail Bob!
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kuildeous on May 21, 2013, 12:14:35 pm
You're so vain; you probably think this post is about you.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: mail-mi on May 21, 2013, 04:06:54 pm
You are now breathing manually.

Have fun for the next minute or so.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on May 21, 2013, 04:16:13 pm
You are now breathing manually.

Have fun for the next minute or so.

You are now aware that when you swallow, there is a popping sound in your ears.

You now know how heavy your head is.

You now know that you can see your nose.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Thisisnotasmile on May 21, 2013, 04:19:03 pm
You are now aware that when you swallow, there is a popping sound in your ears.

I had never noticed this before in my life. I am now complete.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Thisisnotasmile on May 21, 2013, 04:20:22 pm
But on the bright side, it's not tongue awareness month until November.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on May 21, 2013, 04:21:07 pm
My tongue is comfortable.  That's why I didn't say it.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: mail-mi on May 21, 2013, 04:44:29 pm
You are now breathing manually.

Have fun for the next minute or so.

You are now aware that when you swallow, there is a popping sound in your ears.

You now know how heavy your head is.

You now know that you can see your nose.

You are now blinking manually.

You are now aware that your clothes are touching your body.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: theory on May 21, 2013, 05:07:02 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/72Ghh.png)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Drab Emordnilap on May 21, 2013, 07:53:20 pm

I tried to report this post to a moderator, but the button just laughed at me.  :-[
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on May 21, 2013, 08:16:49 pm
Posit:  the best part of the 11th Doctor's action theme is the swingy oboe riff that sounds completely out of place in a minor key but fits anyway.  Discuss.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: () | (_) ^/ on May 22, 2013, 09:29:54 am
This proof (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAISUDbjXj0) is the most elegant I have ever seen. Guy's a genius.

I thought that nice man was going to get to the proof eventually, but after a whole hour he didn't!  I don't think your link is correct, tinas.  There wasn't much in the way of mathematical proof there in that presentation, elegant or otherwise.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Thisisnotasmile on May 22, 2013, 09:39:08 am
This proof (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAISUDbjXj0) is the most elegant I have ever seen. Guy's a genius.

I thought that nice man was going to get to the proof eventually, but after a whole hour he didn't!  I don't think your link is correct, tinas.  There wasn't much in the way of mathematical proof there in that presentation, elegant or otherwise.

Are you saying he let you down? I don't think he did.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on May 22, 2013, 10:01:40 am
Netflix has just let its contract with Nickelodeon run out completely.  No Dora or Diego for the kids on Netflix.

Suddenly, we decided to try Amazon Prime and might drop Netflix.  Coincidence?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Titandrake on May 22, 2013, 04:20:31 pm
Posit:  the best part of the 11th Doctor's action theme is the swingy oboe riff that sounds completely out of place in a minor key but fits anyway.  Discuss.

I have not seen Doctor Who.

However, I have seen the Doctor Who/Ponies crossover audio play, which is actually pretty good.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: shMerker on May 22, 2013, 04:52:46 pm
You saw an audio play?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Titandrake on May 22, 2013, 06:00:07 pm
You saw an audio play?

It's primarily audio driven, but it's accompanied by a slideshow of still images that match the audio. The first couple of episodes were also fully animated by a fan of the series.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on May 24, 2013, 05:02:35 pm
http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/2013/05/24/490-the-truth-about-zebes/

Robz seems like the only one who would appreciate this...
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Axxle on May 24, 2013, 06:32:30 pm
Robz seems like the only one who would appreciate this...
???
Who do you think we are?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on May 24, 2013, 07:07:58 pm
I've seen him post a lot of old-school Nintendo songs for things...
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Tables on May 24, 2013, 08:54:02 pm
I saw Zebes in the title and thought 'huh, well, it's clearly not going to be Metroid related but oh well'. Then I clicked on it. Kinda of amusing comic.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on May 29, 2013, 03:56:57 pm
http://en.akinator.com/
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Lekkit on May 29, 2013, 04:03:44 pm
I remember that one!
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Titandrake on May 29, 2013, 04:47:12 pm
This will probably fall on deaf ears, but the two Doctor Who/Ponies crossover audio plays are so excellent. Doctor Whooves & Assistant references the ponies canon much more, and is pretty light in tone. Doctor Whooves Adventures borrows more from Doctor Who, and is considerably darker. Both are very well done, but you will probably like Adventures more if you are not a fan of ponies.

Also, I think I'm done with speedrunning VVVVVV any%. I got a time of 15:46 around a week ago, with 31 unintended deaths. I haven't been able to beat it ever since, and the closest I've gotten is 15:49. 31 extra deaths sounds like a lot, but I don't think I'll beat that time unless I start practicing certain rooms very heavily. I'm planning to do some 100% runs until I get a time I'm satisfied with, and then I'm done.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on May 29, 2013, 04:56:16 pm
http://en.akinator.com/

Interesting.  It guessed Kivrin Engle instead of Verity Kindle; I would not have expected it to get either one.  I suppose I could go more obscure...
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Watno on May 29, 2013, 05:03:28 pm
It didn't get Donald X or lespeutere.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: theory on May 29, 2013, 05:04:16 pm
It did identify Blitzcrank.  Beep boop.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Watno on May 29, 2013, 05:17:24 pm
This thing is so fascinating.
"Is your character a woman?" - Yes
"Is your character married to a famous woman" - Well, probably not.

But in the end it still gets it mostly.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Axxle on May 29, 2013, 05:26:22 pm
It did identify Blitzcrank.  Beep boop.
Stumped by Trogdor.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on May 29, 2013, 05:38:22 pm
It did identify Blitzcrank.  Beep boop.
Stumped by Trogdor.

That's kinda pathetic.  Trogdor is iconic.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on May 29, 2013, 06:13:59 pm
It didn't get Donald X or lespeutere.

I already tried Donald X., and I told it to add it...  (If you stump it you can say to add it and then the mods will add it if they want)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: mail-mi on May 29, 2013, 06:36:32 pm
Is your character white? Yes
Does your character have very dark skin? Uh, no.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Axxle on May 29, 2013, 07:06:43 pm
It did identify Blitzcrank.  Beep boop.
Stumped by Trogdor.

That's kinda pathetic.  Trogdor is iconic.
I mean he *eventually* got it, but it took 30 or so questions and a misguess.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on May 29, 2013, 07:19:03 pm
It did identify Blitzcrank.  Beep boop.
Stumped by Trogdor.

That's kinda pathetic.  Trogdor is iconic.
I mean he *eventually* got it, but it took 30 or so questions and a misguess.

Oh... Gotcha.

Most of mine have taken at least 50 questions and at least one missed guess.  Lazarus Long took it 50 questions, it was completely stumped by D. D. Harriman--and "The Man Who Sold the Moon" ought not to be that obscure (but obviously is)--though it's amusing that it tried to guess both Carnegie and Ford for his character, two men who definitely influenced the character's depiction, after asking multiple times if it was a real person.

It was able to get Santiago Ramon y Cajal in 75 after guessing Niels Bohr and another scientist.  I was impressed that it got Rosalind Franklin in under 50 questions.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Axxle on May 29, 2013, 07:31:59 pm
I'm impressed it found Lonesome George from the questions it asked.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Grujah on May 29, 2013, 08:07:39 pm
He's finds a specific professor from my uni. I knew of him for quite long, haven't tested him recently though.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on May 30, 2013, 12:58:02 am
He's finds a specific professor from my uni. I knew of him for quite long, haven't tested him recently though.

...Wow.  And when I do real life people that I know, I get things like "your brother", and "your best friend" and such.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on May 30, 2013, 01:10:17 am
Also, as soon as I saw "Akinator" I immediately read it in the voice of Dr. Heinz Doofenschmirz.  (Which it was able to get in ~30 questions).
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: eHalcyon on May 30, 2013, 02:49:33 am
Hey, where's Perry?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: ashersky on May 30, 2013, 03:06:41 am
Regular Show is my life immediately after college.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Titandrake on June 01, 2013, 01:03:07 am
Got an okayish run of 22:53 for VVVVVV 100%. I also tried recording it, which was generally a success. The video is up at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrlVBCDL1-Q
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Thisisnotasmile on June 01, 2013, 01:36:57 am
Got an okayish run of 22:53 for VVVVVV 100%. I also tried recording it, which was generally a success. The video is up at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrlVBCDL1-Q

Quote
This video is private.

Sorry about that.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Titandrake on June 01, 2013, 01:52:00 am
Got an okayish run of 22:53 for VVVVVV 100%. I also tried recording it, which was generally a success. The video is up at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrlVBCDL1-Q

Quote
This video is private.

Sorry about that.

I have no idea how that happened. It should work now.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: shraeye on June 01, 2013, 11:50:40 am
It's a very private matter...I don't like talking about it much.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kuildeous on June 05, 2013, 02:42:09 pm
I was helping someone with something on her computer. I scrolled up and down several times, and the screen was full of high-contrast images. The onlookers were getting nauseated and remarked on how they can't understand how I could just do that.

Now that I'm back at my desk, I'm feeling nauseated as well, but I dare not say a word of it for fear I'll lose my street cred. Okay, not street.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Titandrake on June 05, 2013, 06:19:26 pm
Why is it that whenever I think I did well, I actually did poorly, and whenever I think I did horribly I did well?

I thought I had the worst VVVVVV speedrun ever, and then I beat my time by 10 seconds. I don't understand anymore.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: eHalcyon on June 05, 2013, 08:40:55 pm
interesting maps of American pronunciation (http://www.businessinsider.com/22-maps-that-show-the-deepest-linguistic-conflicts-in-america-2013-6?op=1)

FWIW...

I prefer "caramel" with 3 syllables, but I can use both interchangeably
I don't know why they call it a "Canadian" way of pronouncing "been", because I pronounce it closer to the red version (like "sit")
I don't know what a bowie knife is
crayon -- rhymes with dawn
loyer
coleslaw
you guys
3 syllables for mayonnaise
pajamas like jam
I honestly don't know for "Pecan pie"... I think I'm closest to "PEE-can" but I actually emphasize both syllables
pop
I use crawfish or crayfish but I never really talk about them, so.
I use traffic circle usually, sometime roundabout.
Interestingly, I pronounce it "sear-up" which seems to be in the minority in the states.
sub
water fountain
sneakers
highway
sunshower
I don't really recognize any city as "The City"
never heard of drive-through liquor stores; that actually sounds like a terrible and dangerous idea.
all 3 of merry/marry/Mary are the same
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Titandrake on June 05, 2013, 09:25:38 pm
Wait, there are drive-through liquor stores? And they're called brew-thrus?

What? I don't even know what to say.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: shraeye on June 05, 2013, 09:39:07 pm
Oh yeah, Atlanta's got drive-through liquor stores.  I've never actually driven through though, maybe I should try sometime.  Also, all liquor stores are called 'package stores'.  Because god-fearing southerners wouldn't drink liquor, but if they bought a 'package' and it were filled with liquid...well, then one would be obliged to make sure that liquid didn't go to waste.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Drab Emordnilap on June 06, 2013, 01:56:49 pm
I like the "no open container" laws that let you buy a margarita in a drive-thru, as long as they leave the top of the straw paper on the straw they've inserted into the margarita for you.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: shraeye on June 11, 2013, 11:42:19 am
Conjecture: 'Macabre' is an incredibly pretentious word.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Tables on June 16, 2013, 10:49:18 am
While walking through a footpath that had overgrown, my housemate (yes, that one) decided we should trash the footpath so we could draw a card. I groaned.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Joseph2302 on June 16, 2013, 06:25:53 pm
While walking through a footpath that had overgrown, my housemate (yes, that one) decided we should trash the footpath so we could draw a card. I groaned.

And afterwards you suggested a card called overgrown King's Court: Choose no action cards, play them 3 times.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Tables on June 16, 2013, 06:33:55 pm
I think you'll find Overgrown King's Court was:

YOU MAY choose no action card from your hand. Play it three times.
---
When you trash this, +1 card.

It's probably worth about $6 (a little worse than King's Court, but better with T4B)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: liopoil on June 16, 2013, 09:25:41 pm
I MAY choose no action card from my hand? I decline. I don't choose no action card from my hand, therefore, I do choose an action card for my hand. I play it three times. So hey, this is just like king's court!
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Awaclus on June 17, 2013, 01:28:25 am
I MAY choose no action card from my hand? I decline. I don't choose no action card from my hand, therefore, I do choose an action card for my hand. I play it three times. So hey, this is just like king's court!
But this is actually way better than King's Court, since it doesn't say you can choose only one card.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on June 18, 2013, 09:28:39 am
Why you don't leave your wireless printer unsecured.  Complete with Dominion connection!

http://imgur.com/2GIhXc7
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: shMerker on June 18, 2013, 01:10:22 pm
I think there's probably something like Godwin's Law for the Rules Questions subforum only instead of nazi comparisons it's hypothetical cards.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: gman314 on June 18, 2013, 01:58:59 pm
I think that there's an analog of Godwin's law for all Dominion-related threads on f.ds, but instead of nazi comparisons it's edgecases.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Tables on June 18, 2013, 06:34:31 pm
I MAY choose no action card from my hand? I decline. I don't choose no action card from my hand, therefore, I do choose an action card for my hand. I play it three times. So hey, this is just like king's court!

Objection! Being given the option to choose no action doesn't imply that you also have the option to choose more than one.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: theory on June 18, 2013, 06:46:15 pm
I MAY choose no action card from my hand? I decline. I don't choose no action card from my hand, therefore, I do choose an action card for my hand. I play it three times. So hey, this is just like king's court!

Objection! Being given the option to choose no action doesn't imply that you also have the option to choose more than one.

Fixed version of your post (http://objection.mrdictionary.net/go.php?n=6747377)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Tables on June 18, 2013, 07:36:42 pm
Trust a lawyer to use the Phoenix Wright website.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on June 18, 2013, 08:09:46 pm
I think that there's an analog of Godwin's law for all Dominion-related threads on f.ds, but instead of nazi comparisons it's edgecases.

At one time this was Rrenaud's law.  With Iso closed now, though, that's obviously no longer the case.  I think "Edge Cases" is the new "Iso is Shutting Down!"
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: WanderingWinder on June 18, 2013, 08:13:39 pm
I think that there's an analog of Godwin's law for all Dominion-related threads on f.ds, but instead of nazi comparisons it's edgecases.

At one time this was Rrenaud's law.  With Iso closed now, though, that's obviously no longer the case.  I think "Edge Cases" is the new "Iso is Shutting Down!"
Iso is shutting down??!!??!!??!!
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: theory on June 18, 2013, 08:14:48 pm
I think that there's an analog of Godwin's law for all Dominion-related threads on f.ds, but instead of nazi comparisons it's edgecases.

At one time this was Rrenaud's law.  With Iso closed now, though, that's obviously no longer the case.  I think "Edge Cases" is the new "Iso is Shutting Down!"
Iso is shutting down??!!??!!??!!
But then where will we play Innovation??!!??!!??!!
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: ashersky on June 19, 2013, 12:33:07 am
I think that there's an analog of Godwin's law for all Dominion-related threads on f.ds, but instead of nazi comparisons it's edgecases.

At one time this was Rrenaud's law.  With Iso closed now, though, that's obviously no longer the case.  I think "Edge Cases" is the new "Iso is Shutting Down!"
Iso is shutting down??!!??!!??!!
But then where will we play Innovation??!!??!!??!!

What's Innovation??!??!??
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: mail-mi on June 19, 2013, 12:34:23 am
I think that there's an analog of Godwin's law for all Dominion-related threads on f.ds, but instead of nazi comparisons it's edgecases.

At one time this was Rrenaud's law.  With Iso closed now, though, that's obviously no longer the case.  I think "Edge Cases" is the new "Iso is Shutting Down!"
Iso is shutting down??!!??!!??!!
But then where will we play Innovation??!!??!!??!!

What's Innovation??!??!??
"Innovate" is a word?!?!?!?!?!!
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Awaclus on June 21, 2013, 11:28:07 am
There will be no sunset tonight!
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on June 21, 2013, 11:51:45 am
There will be no sunset tonight!

Where are you?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kuildeous on June 21, 2013, 12:07:59 pm
I've never been farther north than just into Canada.

I cannot even fathom living on a parallel where day or night lasts so long (or short). And 24 hours of sunlight would drive me bonkers, I think (but then, so would 24 hours of night).

But it's probably just because I'm not used to it. I would probably go a little nuts living on the Equator too.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Awaclus on June 21, 2013, 12:24:40 pm
There will be no sunset tonight!

Where are you?
Finland, luckily south enough that the "nightless night" lasts for just one night.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Axxle on June 21, 2013, 04:15:22 pm
There will be no sunset tonight!

Where are you?
Finland, luckily south enough that the "nightless night" lasts for just one night.
I spent a few summer weeks in Alaska when I was younger.  So strange for it to be 10pm and yet still have enough daylight for it to be 3 in the afternoon.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Eevee on June 21, 2013, 09:44:03 pm
There will be no sunset tonight!

Where are you?
Finland, luckily south enough that the "nightless night" lasts for just one night.
I wouldn't consider that lucky. Man Finland is just absolutely gorgeous during the summer.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: SirPeebles on June 21, 2013, 09:53:45 pm
The furthest north I've ever been is Trondheim, Norway.  It was in mid-August though, so the sun did set for a few hours.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on June 21, 2013, 10:38:31 pm
The furthest north I've ever been is Seattle.  I won't count a two-hour layover in Ireland.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Titandrake on June 24, 2013, 02:28:33 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jldcZLpMdt0

My recording + game lag issues seem to have gone away. I may record some Dominion videos, but for now here's more VVVVVV. 15:06 with plenty of mistakes. I know I can get the sub-15 with just solid play, but it's nice to start beating my old times again.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kuildeous on June 25, 2013, 03:02:47 pm
I am jacked up on sugar higher than a car in a redneck's front yard.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: gman314 on June 25, 2013, 03:16:44 pm
I'm reading some rather dull physics papers on how curling stones curl.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: mail-mi on June 25, 2013, 03:41:55 pm
Reading the Utah Drivers Licence handbook. Boring.

But I'm gonna get my permit in a month or so!
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on June 25, 2013, 08:32:46 pm
Reading the Utah Drivers Licence handbook. Boring.

But I'm gonna get my permit in a month or so!

I am so old.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: gman314 on June 25, 2013, 08:33:47 pm
I think in this case, it's more that mail-mi is one of the youngest members of this forum.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Axxle on June 25, 2013, 08:54:18 pm
Checked the variant cards forum on BGG for the first time in a while. I noticed someone posted variant cards a few days ago.  Reading through the thread I saw someone comment on all the cards and I fully agreed with most of what they said. Turns out it was my post from two years ago, and the thread had been necro'd. Hmm.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: mail-mi on June 25, 2013, 10:21:56 pm
I think in this case, it's more that mail-mi is one of the youngest members of this forum.
Check the "how old are you" topic. There's a lot of yungun's like me.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: heron on June 25, 2013, 11:44:32 pm
I can get my permit in September. I'm taking Driver's Ed right now, which is quite possibly the boringest class ever.
List of young people, young to still pretty young (roughly):
Vermillion
StrongRhino
mail-mi
Archetype
sudgy
heron
brokoli
Awaclus
Titandrake

The middle three I am guessing for.

Editing. um, I already gave my birth date in a convoluted form, but are you turning 16 before december? Or are you already 16?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on June 25, 2013, 11:51:41 pm
I can get my permit in September. I'm taking Driver's Ed right now, which is quite possibly the boringest class ever.
List of young people, young to still pretty young (roughly):
StrongRhino
mail-mi
sudgy
Archetype
heron
Awaclus
Titandrake

The middle three I am guessing for.

I'm older than Arch, not sure about you.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Archetype on June 26, 2013, 12:06:27 am
Vermillion is younger than SR and sudgy is indeed older than me.

I haven't taken drivers Ed yet, but I don't really want to. I'm in walking distance of a convenient store, the high school, movie theatre, church, and the majority of my friends' houses. So I don't really feel the need to get my license, but I'll get around to it eventually.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on June 26, 2013, 12:09:11 am
Vermillion is younger than SR and sudgy is indeed older than me.

I haven't taken drivers Ed yet, but I don't really want to. I'm in walking distance of a convenient store, the high school, movie theatre, church, and the majority of my friends' houses. So I don't really feel the need to get my license, but I'll get around to it eventually.

Hehe, other than things I don't care about (high school as I'm homeschooled and a movie theater), the only one of those that isn't within walking distance is my friends' houses...  But I'm still planning on getting my permit soon...
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: heron on June 26, 2013, 12:12:20 am
I'm not sure Vermillion is actually 12, even though he seems a tad immature.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Thisisnotasmile on June 26, 2013, 03:01:48 am
What do you actually have to do to get a driving license in the US of A? Over here you have to get a provisional license when you are 17, then take 1 to 1 lessons (in a car) with an instructor. You have to pass a "theory test" which is basically in an exam room with questions like "what does this road sign mean" and also has a video part where you have to identify potential hazards as early as possible. Once you pass your theory test you are permitted to take a "practical test" within 2 years, in which you go out in a car with an examiner. They tell you where to go and you do it, and they mark you (quite strictly) on it. You fail for committing 14 "minor offenses" (like not checking your mirrors enough) or even a single "major offense" (speeding, pulling out without looking, etc.)

Is it similar over there? The way you're all talking about a "Driver's Ed class" makes it sound like you just go to school and get taught some stuff and then all of a sudden you can drive.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Drab Emordnilap on June 26, 2013, 03:27:43 am
Is it similar over there? The way you're all talking about a "Driver's Ed class" makes it sound like you just go to school and get taught some stuff and then all of a sudden you can drive.

Yeah, that's basically it.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Thisisnotasmile on June 26, 2013, 03:41:42 am
Wow. Letting 16 year olds loose on the road with 0 experience is the worst thing I could possibly think of.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Titandrake on June 26, 2013, 03:53:40 am
I don't know about other states of the USA, but in California, here's how it goes.

At 15.5 years old, you are allowed to take the written test. I believe it's not required to take a course, but I'm not sure. If you pass the written test, you get a permit, which lasts for a year. That permit lets you drive as long as you have a parent in the car with you. After you have your permit for a minimum of 6 months, you are eligible to take the driving test. It's about as strict as Thisisnotasmile says (you're allowed a few minor offenses, but 1 major offense is auto fail.) If you pass that, then you get your license. (This is why the permit is allowed at 15 and a half; it means you can get a full license right when you turn 16.)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Archetype on June 26, 2013, 04:03:44 am
I'm not sure Vermillion is actually 12, even though he seems a tad immature.
Eh, yeah. He is. After watching one of his Dominion Videos, he could pass as a 12 year old. I didn't see him on there, but brokoli is 17.

I don't know about other states of the USA, but in California, here's how it goes.

At 15.5 years old, you are allowed to take the written test. I believe it's not required to take a course, but I'm not sure. If you pass the written test, you get a permit, which lasts for a year. That permit lets you drive as long as you have a parent in the car with you. After you have your permit for a minimum of 6 months, you are eligible to take the driving test. It's about as strict as Thisisnotasmile says (you're allowed a few minor offenses, but 1 major offense is auto fail.) If you pass that, then you get your license. (This is why the permit is allowed at 15 and a half; it means you can get a full license right when you turn 16.)
This sounds a lot like how it is in Idaho. Its certainly not as strict as European driving tests, but it's not like you can just watch "Cars", fill out a bubble sheet, and they'll hand you your license.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: WanderingWinder on June 26, 2013, 07:57:29 am
Every state has their own rules. The ones I am aware of, generally you can get a full license at 16, but have to have had some experience with a 'permit' for some period of time before (which is first available sometime between 14 and 16). The permit thing is actually a driver's license, mind you, but it has a restriction on it that says that whoever it is can't drive without a front-seat passenger of at least age X with Y years of driving experience (doesn't necessarily have to be a parent). And... yeah, after they get their permit, they can just drive, as long as they have the supervision. I think after 18 in most places you can just go get a license, no permit, no time, whatever. Also, you can get things younger in 'hardship' cases where people need a license to get an income to support their family. Don't know what's involved with that. Some places I think you have to take a class, but in some places you can be parent-taught, which just means your parents sign a piece of paper saying that they've taught you - it's not that uncommon that they really don't.......
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kuildeous on June 26, 2013, 08:02:40 am
It's been 25 years since I first got my license (in Missouri).

What happened for me is that I applied for a learner's permit, which allowed me to drive during the day only if a licensed driver was in the passenger seat. I then applied for my license. I had a vision test, which also tested my knowledge my signs. I had a written test with some relevant questions but also questions that drivers promptly forget, like what is the closest distance to an oncoming car before you have to turn down your high beams. Then I had a driving test, which meant an instructor was checking things off a list. It was on a 100-point scale. I think minimum passing at the time was 70%. I barely got above that on my first time. It was actually fairly common for kids to take the driving test multiple times.

I did take Driver's Ed, which didn't really help me all that much. It did, however, provide a discount for my automobile insurance.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: shraeye on June 26, 2013, 09:17:16 am
Yay South Dakota!  I got a Learner's Permit back when I was 14, which involves all that complicated "person of reasonable age in passenger seat" stuff.  Then 90 days later, a Restricted License, which basically allows one to drive without supervision and all, but with some sort of curfew attached.  Never had to take driver's Ed either, just pass a written exam.  Neato.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on June 26, 2013, 11:54:06 am
In Oregon, you take a written test at at least 15, get a permit, and when you are 16, have had your permit for at least half a year, an have 100 hours of driving experience (or 50 if you took Driver's Ed), you can take another written test and a driving test and then you have your license.  At younger ages, you can only drive family, six months later three other passengers, six months later anybody.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Dsell on June 26, 2013, 11:55:38 am
In Oregon, you take a written test at at least 15, get a permit, and when you are 16, have had your permit for at least half a year, an have 100 hours of driving experience (or 50 if you took Driver's Ed), you can take another written test and a driving test and then you have your license.  At younger ages, you can only drive family, six months later three other passengers, six months later anybody.

Woah woah are you in Oregon? (I am in Oregon even though I've never filled in my spot in the member's map)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on June 26, 2013, 12:08:37 pm
In Oregon, you take a written test at at least 15, get a permit, and when you are 16, have had your permit for at least half a year, an have 100 hours of driving experience (or 50 if you took Driver's Ed), you can take another written test and a driving test and then you have your license.  At younger ages, you can only drive family, six months later three other passengers, six months later anybody.

Woah woah are you in Oregon? (I am in Oregon even though I've never filled in my spot in the member's map)

Haha, I haven't filled in my spot either...  Yeah, I'm in Oregon.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Dsell on June 26, 2013, 12:35:17 pm
In Oregon, you take a written test at at least 15, get a permit, and when you are 16, have had your permit for at least half a year, an have 100 hours of driving experience (or 50 if you took Driver's Ed), you can take another written test and a driving test and then you have your license.  At younger ages, you can only drive family, six months later three other passengers, six months later anybody.

Woah woah are you in Oregon? (I am in Oregon even though I've never filled in my spot in the member's map)

Haha, I haven't filled in my spot either...  Yeah, I'm in Oregon.

Cool!
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on June 26, 2013, 01:03:30 pm
What do you actually have to do to get a driving license in the US of A? Over here you have to get a provisional license when you are 17, then take 1 to 1 lessons (in a car) with an instructor. You have to pass a "theory test" which is basically in an exam room with questions like "what does this road sign mean" and also has a video part where you have to identify potential hazards as early as possible. Once you pass your theory test you are permitted to take a "practical test" within 2 years, in which you go out in a car with an examiner. They tell you where to go and you do it, and they mark you (quite strictly) on it. You fail for committing 14 "minor offenses" (like not checking your mirrors enough) or even a single "major offense" (speeding, pulling out without looking, etc.)

Is it similar over there? The way you're all talking about a "Driver's Ed class" makes it sound like you just go to school and get taught some stuff and then all of a sudden you can drive.

What you describe is very similar to what Ohio does.  The Driver Ed course is a bonus requirement for those under 18, and it includes the one on one instruction.  At 18, though, you don't have to do anything but pass the tests.
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Post by: heron on June 26, 2013, 03:37:12 pm
In Maryland, you can get a permit at 15.75 after taking a written test; you can get a provisional license at 16.67 if you pass a written test and a driving test, have taken 30 hours of Driver's Ed, have 60 hours of driving with your parents or whoever, and 6 hours of driving with a certified instructor. After 151 days with your provisional license, you may drive passengers who are under 18. You may get a full license at 18, as long as you haven't received a ticket or something.
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Post by: Dsell on June 26, 2013, 05:03:47 pm
In Maryland, you can get a permit at 15.75 after taking a written test; you can get a provisional license at 16.67 if you pass a written test and a driving test, have taken 30 hours of Driver's Ed, have 60 hours of driving with your parents or whoever, and 6 hours of driving with a certified instructor. After 151 days with your provisional license, you may drive passengers who are under 18. You may get a full license at 18, as long as you haven't received a ticket or something.

If you can remember all that I think you should be allowed to drive.
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Post by: raerae on June 26, 2013, 05:41:49 pm
Wow. Letting 16 year olds loose on the road with 0 experience is the worst thing I could possibly think of.

Worse than letting 14 year olds loose on the road with 0 experience?
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Post by: ashersky on June 26, 2013, 05:47:24 pm
What do you actually have to do to get a driving license in the US of A? Over here you have to get a provisional license when you are 17, then take 1 to 1 lessons (in a car) with an instructor. You have to pass a "theory test" which is basically in an exam room with questions like "what does this road sign mean" and also has a video part where you have to identify potential hazards as early as possible. Once you pass your theory test you are permitted to take a "practical test" within 2 years, in which you go out in a car with an examiner. They tell you where to go and you do it, and they mark you (quite strictly) on it. You fail for committing 14 "minor offenses" (like not checking your mirrors enough) or even a single "major offense" (speeding, pulling out without looking, etc.)

Is it similar over there? The way you're all talking about a "Driver's Ed class" makes it sound like you just go to school and get taught some stuff and then all of a sudden you can drive.

What you describe is very similar to what Ohio does.  The Driver Ed course is a bonus requirement for those under 18, and it includes the one on one instruction.  At 18, though, you don't have to do anything but pass the tests.

First, we are the same person in the age thread.  Now, an Ohio connection?  Who ARE you?
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Post by: ashersky on June 26, 2013, 05:47:54 pm
Wow. Letting 16 year olds loose on the road with 0 experience is the worst thing I could possibly think of.

Worse than letting 14 year olds loose on the road with 0 experience?

I get the sense Shraeye was closer to 41 when he was 14.
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Post by: Archetype on June 26, 2013, 05:53:04 pm
What do you actually have to do to get a driving license in the US of A? Over here you have to get a provisional license when you are 17, then take 1 to 1 lessons (in a car) with an instructor. You have to pass a "theory test" which is basically in an exam room with questions like "what does this road sign mean" and also has a video part where you have to identify potential hazards as early as possible. Once you pass your theory test you are permitted to take a "practical test" within 2 years, in which you go out in a car with an examiner. They tell you where to go and you do it, and they mark you (quite strictly) on it. You fail for committing 14 "minor offenses" (like not checking your mirrors enough) or even a single "major offense" (speeding, pulling out without looking, etc.)

Is it similar over there? The way you're all talking about a "Driver's Ed class" makes it sound like you just go to school and get taught some stuff and then all of a sudden you can drive.

What you describe is very similar to what Ohio does.  The Driver Ed course is a bonus requirement for those under 18, and it includes the one on one instruction.  At 18, though, you don't have to do anything but pass the tests.

First, we are the same person in the age thread.  Now, an Ohio connection?  Who ARE you?
Your long lost twin brother

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Post by: Tables on June 26, 2013, 07:19:21 pm
Point of information: The expression "I'm 12 years old and what is this?" or similar forms, generally missing punctuation, is a meme, and should absolutely not be taken as identification of someone's age. Especially given, as far as I know regarding US laws, the admins would be obliged to ban him if they genuinely believed him to be under 13 due to some child protection laws.
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Post by: Kuildeous on June 27, 2013, 12:34:11 am
What do you actually have to do to get a driving license in the US of A? Over here you have to get a provisional license when you are 17, then take 1 to 1 lessons (in a car) with an instructor. You have to pass a "theory test" which is basically in an exam room with questions like "what does this road sign mean" and also has a video part where you have to identify potential hazards as early as possible. Once you pass your theory test you are permitted to take a "practical test" within 2 years, in which you go out in a car with an examiner. They tell you where to go and you do it, and they mark you (quite strictly) on it. You fail for committing 14 "minor offenses" (like not checking your mirrors enough) or even a single "major offense" (speeding, pulling out without looking, etc.)

Is it similar over there? The way you're all talking about a "Driver's Ed class" makes it sound like you just go to school and get taught some stuff and then all of a sudden you can drive.

What you describe is very similar to what Ohio does.  The Driver Ed course is a bonus requirement for those under 18, and it includes the one on one instruction.  At 18, though, you don't have to do anything but pass the tests.

First, we are the same person in the age thread.  Now, an Ohio connection?  Who ARE you?

Tyler Durden?
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Post by: Kirian on June 27, 2013, 12:38:30 am
What do you actually have to do to get a driving license in the US of A? Over here you have to get a provisional license when you are 17, then take 1 to 1 lessons (in a car) with an instructor. You have to pass a "theory test" which is basically in an exam room with questions like "what does this road sign mean" and also has a video part where you have to identify potential hazards as early as possible. Once you pass your theory test you are permitted to take a "practical test" within 2 years, in which you go out in a car with an examiner. They tell you where to go and you do it, and they mark you (quite strictly) on it. You fail for committing 14 "minor offenses" (like not checking your mirrors enough) or even a single "major offense" (speeding, pulling out without looking, etc.)

Is it similar over there? The way you're all talking about a "Driver's Ed class" makes it sound like you just go to school and get taught some stuff and then all of a sudden you can drive.

What you describe is very similar to what Ohio does.  The Driver Ed course is a bonus requirement for those under 18, and it includes the one on one instruction.  At 18, though, you don't have to do anything but pass the tests.

First, we are the same person in the age thread.  Now, an Ohio connection?  Who ARE you?

I'm.... right behind you!

----

Where in OH are you?  I'm in Toledo.
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Post by: Twistedarcher on June 27, 2013, 01:08:29 am
Getting a Driver's License in Delaware if you're under 18 is laughably easy, and more easy that it was in most states. I didn't even have to take a written exam at any point -- in our schools, we have a driver's ed class for 1/4 of the year Sophomore year, and as long as we pass the class, we get a "blue slip", which grants us our permit at the DMV. There's no documentation of us passing any written test, basically all we have is some teachers' word that we're okay to drive (not that my teacher was bad or would lie about it, but I'm sure some do...almost no one fails drivers' ed). My friends from other states are always shocked to know that at no point did I have to take an exam to get my license.
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Post by: Axxle on June 27, 2013, 01:13:51 am
I got my license in Florida to circumvent having to take a driving course here in California. Shh don't tell anyone.
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Post by: ashersky on June 27, 2013, 02:59:39 am
What do you actually have to do to get a driving license in the US of A? Over here you have to get a provisional license when you are 17, then take 1 to 1 lessons (in a car) with an instructor. You have to pass a "theory test" which is basically in an exam room with questions like "what does this road sign mean" and also has a video part where you have to identify potential hazards as early as possible. Once you pass your theory test you are permitted to take a "practical test" within 2 years, in which you go out in a car with an examiner. They tell you where to go and you do it, and they mark you (quite strictly) on it. You fail for committing 14 "minor offenses" (like not checking your mirrors enough) or even a single "major offense" (speeding, pulling out without looking, etc.)

Is it similar over there? The way you're all talking about a "Driver's Ed class" makes it sound like you just go to school and get taught some stuff and then all of a sudden you can drive.

What you describe is very similar to what Ohio does.  The Driver Ed course is a bonus requirement for those under 18, and it includes the one on one instruction.  At 18, though, you don't have to do anything but pass the tests.

First, we are the same person in the age thread.  Now, an Ohio connection?  Who ARE you?

I'm.... right behind you!

----

Where in OH are you?  I'm in Toledo.

HS in Portsmouth, college in Granville (outside of Columbus).  I've moved away, though.
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Post by: shraeye on June 27, 2013, 10:47:49 am
Wow. Letting 16 year olds loose on the road with 0 experience is the worst thing I could possibly think of.

Worse than letting 14 year olds loose on the road with 0 experience?

I get the sense Shraeye was closer to 41 when he was 14.
You don't even know how right you are.  I have been preparing to be a crotchety old man since I was born.
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Post by: Kuildeous on June 28, 2013, 04:16:08 pm
I guess I need to work on my empathy skills.

One lady was opposed to eating at Chinese restaurants because they buy goats, and she has a friend with a pet goat. She told me that these restaurants will replace chicken with goat.

I tried to explain that goat is quite different from chicken. She said beef, then. Well, that's closer, but I still don't think that it would be an easy substitution. I mean, I have yet to find goat meat in any restaurant that wasn't still attached to the bone.

That's when she stormed off.

But seriously, every Indian restaurant I've been to serves goat meat still on the bone. And that is hard to get off there. I can't imagine a restaurant trying to pass goat off as beef. Seems cheaper to just use beef.
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Post by: eHalcyon on June 28, 2013, 04:23:28 pm
I'm Chinese.  Not sure if I've ever tried goat.  Is it like lamb?

Actually, "goat" and "sheep" are called the same thing in Chinese... hm.
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Post by: Awaclus on June 28, 2013, 06:18:05 pm
I guess I need to work on my empathy skills.
Story unrelated?
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Post by: Kuildeous on June 30, 2013, 12:51:30 am
I guess I need to work on my empathy skills.
Story unrelated?

I was trying to explain that I can't imagine a restaurant serving goat and passing it as chicken (I can kind of see beef). Apparently, it was a big deal to her that her friend has a pet goat, so talking about purposefully eating goat didn't sit well with her.

I hope she doesn't know anyone with a pot-bellied pig, because that's definitely not going to stop me from ordering bacon.
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Post by: Awaclus on June 30, 2013, 03:17:09 am
I was trying to explain that I can't imagine a restaurant serving goat and passing it as chicken (I can kind of see beef). Apparently, it was a big deal to her that her friend has a pet goat, so talking about purposefully eating goat didn't sit well with her.

I hope she doesn't know anyone with a pot-bellied pig, because that's definitely not going to stop me from ordering bacon.
Still don't see why that should make you need to work on your empathy skills. To me, it sounds like she's just being way too empathic.
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Post by: SirPeebles on July 03, 2013, 12:15:53 am
http://pokemon.alexonsager.net/27/83
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Post by: eHalcyon on July 03, 2013, 12:56:57 am
http://pokemon.alexonsager.net/27/83

Have you seen some of the fan art of fusions?  Some are pretty great.  Here are two of my favourites.

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/c934cf0ad11100d4972c35b0816fe273/tumblr_mn495dKe4v1qg07vqo1_500.jpg)
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/e4d632a78991acd53fbd1df5d2133aaf/tumblr_mn33o74Mt71qjvg7to2_500.png)
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Post by: SirPeebles on July 03, 2013, 08:43:15 am
(http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2013/141/d/c/pikachoke_pokemon_fusion_by_zyira-d65zrjt.png)
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Post by: eHalcyon on July 05, 2013, 04:05:17 pm
I never realized that Bald Eagles actually sound adorable (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlq2kcYQcLc).  The piercing scream that they always use in movies and television is actually the cry of a red tailed hawk.
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Post by: Archetype on July 05, 2013, 04:16:28 pm
I never realized that Bald Eagles actually sound adorable (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlq2kcYQcLc).  The piercing scream that they always use in movies and television is actually the cry of a red tailed hawk.
My life is a lie.
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Post by: Kuildeous on July 05, 2013, 05:27:21 pm
OMG! We have the cutest symbol for freedom evar!

Still wouldn't want one of those things swooping down on me, no matter how cute it sounds.
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Post by: SirPeebles on July 06, 2013, 04:54:19 pm
Murica is a lie?
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Post by: Watno on July 06, 2013, 09:11:23 pm
I had to program something for university and am now testing the program on quite a large instance. I started it like 10 hours ago andexpected it to take about 3500 iterations from the early results.
Well, now it's at 4646 and will probably need another 1000. it's 3 am and I want to go to bed, but probably won't be able to sleep with the noise the computer is making. :(
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on July 07, 2013, 03:55:37 am
I've been awake since 1 AM and haven't been able to sleep for three hours despite still feeling awful from a cold.  What the hell, body?
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Post by: ipofanes on July 08, 2013, 04:19:37 am
I'm Chinese.  Not sure if I've ever tried goat.  Is it like lamb?

Actually, "goat" and "sheep" are called the same thing in Chinese... hm.

I one read in a travel guide that while Chinese are quite liberal when it comes to eating habits, goat is not among their favourites. Have never seen goat meat in a Chinese restaurant either.
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Post by: eHalcyon on July 08, 2013, 04:25:57 am
I'm Chinese.  Not sure if I've ever tried goat.  Is it like lamb?

Actually, "goat" and "sheep" are called the same thing in Chinese... hm.

I one read in a travel guide that while Chinese are quite liberal when it comes to eating habits, goat is not among their favourites. Have never seen goat meat in a Chinese restaurant either.

Hmm... well, this site (http://cjvlang.com/Spicks/sheepgoat.html) disagrees.  I'm pretty sure I've had either lamb or sheep in a Chinese restaurant.  Just not sure which one, or maybe both.
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Post by: Thisisnotasmile on July 08, 2013, 12:48:52 pm
I'm Chinese.  Not sure if I've ever tried goat.  Is it like lamb?

Actually, "goat" and "sheep" are called the same thing in Chinese... hm.

I one read in a travel guide that while Chinese are quite liberal when it comes to eating habits, goat is not among their favourites. Have never seen goat meat in a Chinese restaurant either.


Sure you have... They just called it something else like "beef" or "chicken" or "pork".
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Post by: Kuildeous on July 08, 2013, 02:42:03 pm
I'm Chinese.  Not sure if I've ever tried goat.  Is it like lamb?

Actually, "goat" and "sheep" are called the same thing in Chinese... hm.

I one read in a travel guide that while Chinese are quite liberal when it comes to eating habits, goat is not among their favourites. Have never seen goat meat in a Chinese restaurant either.


Sure you have... They just called it something else like "beef" or "chicken" or "pork".


And I think that's what this one person was trying to claim, but I just can't see it. Seems like it'd be cheaper to buy chicken or pork in America than goat. And easier to work with, if my experience with goat meat in Indian buffets is any indication.

Maybe I just imagine goat meat to be scarcer and more expensive in America. It's nothing I've researched.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Tables on July 08, 2013, 05:30:07 pm
Thanks to my mum, I now have a new pet peeve - the news (and especially the weatherman) calling a day the "hottest day of the year so far".

We (in the northern hemisphere at least) start with the temperature near it's coldest, and from about March-August, the average temperature should be increasing. So likely the majority, or at least a large number, of days in that period will be the 'hottest day so far'.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kuildeous on July 15, 2013, 02:09:26 pm
Lives downtown so he can be less than 2 miles from work and avoid rush hour traffic.

Agrees to be in a show with nightly rehearsals 20 miles from home.

I sometimes question the sharpness of this crayon.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on July 15, 2013, 06:30:55 pm
I am enjoying Robot Unicorn Attack 2 more than any grown man should.
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Post by: Drab Emordnilap on July 16, 2013, 02:14:57 pm
I am enjoying Robot Unicorn Attack 2 more than any grown man should.

Have you played Punch Quest?
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Post by: shMerker on July 17, 2013, 01:26:39 pm
I just realized that the question "What is the square root of 16?" is really misleadingly worded.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Tables on July 17, 2013, 04:01:17 pm
I just realized that the question "What is the square root of 16?" is really misleadingly worded.

Yes. "What is a square root of 16" or "What are the square roots of 16" are more correct questions.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kuildeous on July 17, 2013, 04:05:56 pm
What's being asked is, "What is the positive square root of 16?" And I'd say that it is an implied part of the question. If someone really wants the negative square root, then that would be a part of the question.

But yeah, that is technically a faulty question.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Watno on July 17, 2013, 04:41:43 pm
Whenever i heard a definition of "square root of a" it has been: The positive solution to x^2=a

EDIT: Ok, that seems to be a language issue, and apparently there's a special word for this English (the principal square root)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on July 17, 2013, 05:24:20 pm
No, who is the square root of 16.  What is the square root of 9.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: SirPeebles on July 17, 2013, 05:38:14 pm
Henderson? (http://www.smbc-comics.com/?id=3051#comic)
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Post by: sudgy on July 22, 2013, 09:36:17 pm
That...  Was the best rickroll ever.


At a camp, there was a campfire and people could do songs or skits for it.  We said we were singing the cheeseburger song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EI9yvAx3uCQ) (no, that is not a rickroll), and after a couple lines switched to Never Gonna Give You Up.  The look on their faces was priceless.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: eHalcyon on July 26, 2013, 06:15:10 pm
xkcd: Time seems to have concluded at last.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Tables on July 26, 2013, 06:25:51 pm
Yet, it's updated twice since the 'the end' scene. Hmm.

You can view the comic in full here (http://geekwagon.net/projects/xkcd1190/), by the way.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: gman314 on July 26, 2013, 07:08:44 pm
Wow. I gave up after about frame 2000. There was a lot in the last 1000 frames.
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Post by: qmech on July 26, 2013, 08:22:25 pm
I had no idea that was happening.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on July 27, 2013, 01:44:42 am
Yeah, I hadn't looked back on that comic for a while.  I have to admit I was very much not expecting the Mediterranean Salinity Crisis to pop up.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Tables on July 27, 2013, 05:30:36 am
Yeah, I hadn't looked back on that comic for a while.  I have to admit I was very much not expecting the Mediterranean Salinity Crisis to pop up.

Yeah, the plot suddenly got weird towards the end. I only actually started paying attention towards the end when I noticed the thread on the forums had like 1,700 pages, and realised there was a whole cult following of it. One thing there I found out (well from that and the wiki) is that the star patterns suggest it's set 11,000 years into the future.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on July 27, 2013, 09:08:01 pm
Man, this (http://homestuck.bandcamp.com/track/english) song is hard to transribe...
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Titandrake on July 28, 2013, 01:46:48 pm
Man, this (http://homestuck.bandcamp.com/track/english) song is hard to transribe...

You could check the one in http://www.mspaforums.com/showthread.php?24618-Homestuck-Sheet-Music and see how accurate it is. Unless you're transcribing for your own benefit.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Awaclus on July 28, 2013, 02:41:53 pm
Man, this (http://homestuck.bandcamp.com/track/english) song is hard to transribe...
I've never had to transcribe songs. What purpose does it serve?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on July 28, 2013, 03:21:55 pm
Man, this (http://homestuck.bandcamp.com/track/english) song is hard to transribe...
I've never had to transcribe songs. What purpose does it serve?

Well, say there's a whole song that has no sheet music and you want to play it.  So you transcribe it.  Also, you could transcribe songs for others (or groups of others) to play as well.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on July 28, 2013, 03:25:55 pm
Man, this (http://homestuck.bandcamp.com/track/english) song is hard to transribe...

You could check the one in http://www.mspaforums.com/showthread.php?24618-Homestuck-Sheet-Music and see how accurate it is. Unless you're transcribing for your own benefit.

I seem to like transcribing songs differently than most, I'll probably use that as a guide but still do some of it myself.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Awaclus on July 28, 2013, 04:06:24 pm
Man, this (http://homestuck.bandcamp.com/track/english) song is hard to transribe...
I've never had to transcribe songs. What purpose does it serve?
Well, say there's a whole song that has no sheet music and you want to play it.  So you transcribe it.  Also, you could transcribe songs for others (or groups of others) to play as well.
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/16948609/understand.png)
Right.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: ashersky on July 28, 2013, 06:14:05 pm
Man, this (http://homestuck.bandcamp.com/track/english) song is hard to transribe...

What instrument to do transcribe for?  Guitar is way easier than others.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on July 28, 2013, 06:17:41 pm
Man, this (http://homestuck.bandcamp.com/track/english) song is hard to transribe...

What instrument to do transcribe for?  Guitar is way easier than others.

Piano.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: ashersky on July 28, 2013, 06:21:22 pm
Man, this (http://homestuck.bandcamp.com/track/english) song is hard to transribe...

What instrument to do transcribe for?  Guitar is way easier than others.

Piano.

On but off topic, but random nonetheless, have you see this guy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3S1HK7LQY2I)?  Derek Paravacini is blind and autistic, taught himself to play with karate chops and elbows until Dr. Ockleford met him when he was four.  30 years later, and he's at TED.  Incredible.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on July 28, 2013, 06:27:13 pm
Man, this (http://homestuck.bandcamp.com/track/english) song is hard to transribe...

What instrument to do transcribe for?  Guitar is way easier than others.

Piano.

On but off topic, but random nonetheless, have you see this guy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3S1HK7LQY2I)?  Derek Paravacini is blind and autistic, taught himself to play with karate chops and elbows until Dr. Ockleford met him when he was four.  30 years later, and he's at TED.  Incredible.

No, I haven't heard of him.  Also, it doesn't matter if it's on topic in this thread...
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: qmech on July 29, 2013, 03:31:45 am
Man, this (http://homestuck.bandcamp.com/track/english) song is hard to transribe...

What instrument to do transcribe for?  Guitar is way easier than others.

Piano.

On but off topic, but random nonetheless, have you see this guy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3S1HK7LQY2I)?  Derek Paravacini is blind and autistic, taught himself to play with karate chops and elbows until Dr. Ockleford met him when he was four.  30 years later, and he's at TED.  Incredible.

No, I haven't heard of him.  Also, it doesn't matter if it's on topic in this thread...

Just don't mention oct0puzes.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: heron on July 30, 2013, 08:15:38 pm
http://justgetflux.com/

This thing is amazing. When you're using a computer/phone/etc at night, it like doesn't hurt your eyes anymore.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Eevee on July 30, 2013, 08:22:43 pm
http://justgetflux.com/

This thing is amazing. When you're using a computer/phone/etc at night, it like doesn't hurt your eyes anymore.
It really sucks when your computer reminds you that the sun is rising and you still haven't gone to sleep, though.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: shraeye on July 31, 2013, 11:44:59 am
http://justgetflux.com/

This thing is amazing. When you're using a computer/phone/etc at night, it like doesn't hurt your eyes anymore.

Anyone else try this?  It seems neato, but I'm always inherently skeptical of things.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: theory on July 31, 2013, 11:46:16 am
I use it and definitely recommend it. Though if you are playing a computer game or something during the "switch" it will lag you out for a couple of seconds.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Twistedarcher on July 31, 2013, 01:02:41 pm
http://justgetflux.com/

This thing is amazing. When you're using a computer/phone/etc at night, it like doesn't hurt your eyes anymore.

I thought you were trying to get us to play Fluxx...
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: gman314 on July 31, 2013, 01:10:53 pm
So did I.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: eHalcyon on July 31, 2013, 01:13:43 pm
I enjoyed Fluxx in high school, but I tried it again recently and it just didn't have any appeal. The board game looks a bit more interesting, rather than being just a glob of random chaos.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: shMerker on July 31, 2013, 01:41:27 pm
When I introduce a new player to Settlers of Catan I like to hand them the blank water tiles or one of the resource stacks and ask them to shuffle it, just to see if they ever catch on.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: eHalcyon on July 31, 2013, 02:38:37 pm
It's been revealed that Fennekin can use a move called "Glow Punch".  GameFreak be trolling.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Archetype on July 31, 2013, 03:04:34 pm
It's been revealed that Fennekin can use a move called "Glow Punch".  GameFreak be trolling.
I like it.

Speaking of Flux(x): That game sounded a lot better than it actually is.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Voltaire on July 31, 2013, 06:21:23 pm
It's been revealed that Fennekin can use a move called "Glow Punch".  GameFreak be trolling.
I like it.

Speaking of Flux(x): That game sounded a lot better than it actually is.
Eh, it's the one game I can get my non-gaming friends to play, so I have a soft spot for it.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on July 31, 2013, 07:58:39 pm

Man, this (http://homestuck.bandcamp.com/track/english) song is hard to play (after I transribed it)...
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on July 31, 2013, 08:37:04 pm
I just decided to make a program that computes Graham's number.  I wonder why it hasn't crashed yet...

EDIT: Then again, when testing the function for ↑, it said 3↑↑4 was Infinity...  It might just be calculating 3↑InfinityInfinity by now...

EDIT 2: And I just accidentally turned off my computer.  Oh well.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Twistedarcher on August 01, 2013, 12:50:40 am
http://justgetflux.com/

This thing is amazing. When you're using a computer/phone/etc at night, it like doesn't hurt your eyes anymore.

Anyone else try this?  It seems neato, but I'm always inherently skeptical of things.

Installed it yesterday. Already highly recommend it.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: qmech on August 01, 2013, 02:58:51 am
EDIT 2: And I just accidentally turned off my computer.  Oh well.

I'm very impressed that you managed to post this in those circumstances.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on August 01, 2013, 03:23:00 am
EDIT 2: And I just accidentally turned off my computer.  Oh well.

I'm very impressed that you managed to post this in those circumstances.

Well, I turned it back on...
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: mcmcsalot on August 01, 2013, 08:17:37 am
http://justgetflux.com/

This thing is amazing. When you're using a computer/phone/etc at night, it like doesn't hurt your eyes anymore.

Anyone else try this?  It seems neato, but I'm always inherently skeptical of things.

Installed it yesterday. Already highly recommend it.

Wait someone want to explain what this does? I am infront of a computer for 8 hours a day at work and then I go home and (would like to) game heavily. I have looked into buying Gunnar's which are a highly sponsored brand in the league of legends community but I don't know the legitimacy of them nor do I trust young pro gamers to have any say in who they are sponsored by. So anything that helps reduce eye strain from a computer would be great.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kuildeous on August 01, 2013, 08:39:44 am
EDIT 2: And I just accidentally turned off my computer.  Oh well.

I'm very impressed that you managed to post this in those circumstances.

Well, I turned it back on...

And those inconsistencies don't mean much nowadays.

I realized that I have five powerful computers in my household. I have a desktop, a laptop, a tablet, my phone, and my wife's phone.

And if I sat down to figure it out, I could probably post from my PS3 or my Wii. Hell, I wouldn't be surprised if I could surf the web on my microwave.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on August 01, 2013, 08:49:58 am
EDIT 2: And I just accidentally turned off my computer.  Oh well.

I'm very impressed that you managed to post this in those circumstances.

Well, I turned it back on...

And those inconsistencies don't mean much nowadays.

I realized that I have five powerful computers in my household. I have a desktop, a laptop, a tablet, my phone, and my wife's phone.

And if I sat down to figure it out, I could probably post from my PS3 or my Wii. Hell, I wouldn't be surprised if I could surf the web on my microwave.


Hm.  Ignoring machines that are old and unused, we have a total of seven devices that could be used to post to the web (two desktops, two laptops, tablet, two phones) and one other touch-screen device that isn't web-connected (it belongs to the four-year-old; yes, they make mini-tablets for preschoolers).
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: shraeye on August 01, 2013, 08:59:30 am
http://justgetflux.com/

This thing is amazing. When you're using a computer/phone/etc at night, it like doesn't hurt your eyes anymore.
Wait someone want to explain what this does? I am infront of a computer for 8 hours a day at work and then I go home and (would like to) game heavily. I have looked into buying Gunnar's which are a highly sponsored brand in the league of legends community but I don't know the legitimacy of them nor do I trust young pro gamers to have any say in who they are sponsored by. So anything that helps reduce eye strain from a computer would be great.
Yeah, I'm a bit concerned about it fiddling with my screen when I'm gaming and such; I really only want it to change if I'm just messing around on the internet, and let my game settings continue as I prefer.  Does it have this option?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: shraeye on August 01, 2013, 09:00:46 am
Hell, I wouldn't be surprised if I could surf the web on my microwave.

Hm.  Ignoring machines that are old and unused, we have a total of seven devices that could be used to post to the web

Yes, let's get all kitchen appliances to be web-connected.  Toasters, blenders, can openers...this is brilliant!
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on August 01, 2013, 09:43:14 am
Yes, let's get all kitchen appliances to be web-connected.  Toasters, blenders, can openers...this is brilliant!

Kirian has opened a can of beans with his FB Can Opener.
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Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: heron on August 01, 2013, 09:48:54 am
In more detail, what f.lux does is allow you to set a daytime and nighttime color warmth (which affects the amount of red and blue light for your display).
At sunrise and sunset, it will switch between them.
At the default, it will switch the color temperature over a period of twenty seconds, but you can change that to an hour so it is less sudden.
Even at the lowest color temperature, everything looks pretty normal after ~30 seconds. Eventually you notice some weird things (some blues turn purple, some browns turn grey), but honestly the screen just looks less bright.
There is also an option to disable f.lux for an hour; I guess if you were doing color sensitive work you would want that.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Awaclus on August 01, 2013, 10:24:35 am
I tried it out, wasn't a huge fan. The color warmth changes made everything look weird.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: mcmcsalot on August 01, 2013, 12:19:27 pm
Oh, I guess I could have done that thing called reading.

Theory, you say you've used it, how does it work with league? I don't mind lag during the switch, but does it still look nice and does it actually reduce eye strain?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Twistedarcher on August 01, 2013, 01:02:37 pm
Oh, I guess I could have done that thing called reading.

Theory, you say you've used it, how does it work with league? I don't mind lag during the switch, but does it still look nice and does it actually reduce eye strain?

Worked fine with league for me
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Thisisnotasmile on August 01, 2013, 01:33:26 pm
I turn the brightness up/down on my laptop depending on the light levels of the environment I'm using it in at different times during the day. Does this do anything different that I need in my life?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: theory on August 01, 2013, 02:15:07 pm
It works perfectly fine for me.  You get used to it amazingly quickly, and then turning it off feels very harsh and glaring.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: heron on August 01, 2013, 02:18:43 pm
At minimum brightness, the computer screen still hurt my eyes at night, so this works better than that for me.
Also it apparently helps you sleep by looking less like the sun.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kuildeous on August 01, 2013, 03:06:52 pm
Oh dear, it's time for me to have the talk.

I always hate the talk. They get so confused about it, and I need to ensure that they follow the right path. They must not be led astray. It's such a confusing time, and they need to know that there is hope, but they must look in the right place.

Time to explain to people that raising the scores of each individual question does not give students higher pass rates when they need a 90% to pass.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: shMerker on August 01, 2013, 03:30:03 pm
Also if it's a math test then suggesting that means you are probably going to fail anyway.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kuildeous on August 01, 2013, 03:39:48 pm
Also if it's a math test then suggesting that means you are probably going to fail anyway.

No, though the irony would be awesome.

These are people who probably never took more than the minimum required math courses in school.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on August 01, 2013, 04:49:47 pm
Oh dear, it's time for me to have the talk.

I always hate the talk. They get so confused about it, and I need to ensure that they follow the right path. They must not be led astray. It's such a confusing time, and they need to know that there is hope, but they must look in the right place.

Time to explain to people that raising the scores of each individual question does not give students higher pass rates when they need a 90% to pass.


What do you do?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Tables on August 01, 2013, 07:15:42 pm
Oh dear, it's time for me to have the talk.

I always hate the talk. They get so confused about it, and I need to ensure that they follow the right path. They must not be led astray. It's such a confusing time, and they need to know that there is hope, but they must look in the right place.

Time to explain to people that raising the scores of each individual question does not give students higher pass rates when they need a 90% to pass.

Please tell me you're teaching pre-teens or teenagers at best...
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: shMerker on August 01, 2013, 07:46:47 pm
Since they're talking about high school as something in the past I'm guessing this is college-level.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: gman314 on August 01, 2013, 11:32:36 pm
I'm guessing either that or high school course upgrades.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: eHalcyon on August 04, 2013, 08:56:12 pm
Gravity Falls is so good.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: ashersky on August 04, 2013, 09:27:14 pm
Gravity Falls is so good.

Agreed.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Dsell on August 05, 2013, 02:25:51 am
Gravity Falls is so good.

Agreed.

Agreed.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: ashersky on August 05, 2013, 02:54:55 am
Gravity Falls is so good.

Agreed.

Agreed.

The Street Fighter one was hilarious.  Amazingly so.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: mail-mi on August 05, 2013, 12:29:20 pm
Gravity Falls is so good.
No way. Totally topped by Phineas and Ferb.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: eHalcyon on August 05, 2013, 12:33:00 pm
Gravity Falls is so good.
No way. Totally topped by Phineas and Ferb.

Phineas and Ferb is cool but Gravity Falls has continuity and tons of easter eggs.  Ciphers, ciphers everywhere.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: ashersky on August 05, 2013, 07:01:59 pm
Gravity Falls is so good.
No way. Totally topped by Phineas and Ferb.

Phineas and Ferb is cool but Gravity Falls has continuity and tons of easter eggs.  Ciphers, ciphers everywhere.

Don't get me wrong, I love the Backyard Beach, but GF offers way more for the parents forced to watch along with the kids.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: eHalcyon on August 06, 2013, 02:28:00 am
Probably parents force their kids to watch Gravity Falls with them. ;)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: SirPeebles on August 06, 2013, 12:58:26 pm
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mc1tdhc0Dk1rfwyd0o1_1280.gif)

Can any of you guess what this is an animation of?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Dsell on August 06, 2013, 01:08:22 pm
Wow, that's cool. No real clue but...napalm?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Watno on August 06, 2013, 01:32:14 pm
Windows Media Player?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kuildeous on August 06, 2013, 01:35:29 pm
I'm thinking it's an MRI. Probably something passing through the MRI.

What that is, I don't know.  Possibly a star fruit?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: blueblimp on August 06, 2013, 01:40:23 pm
Broccoli?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: shMerker on August 06, 2013, 01:53:15 pm
I like the napalm guess. Trees are just explosions that have been 4D rotated so that time is on one of the spacial axes.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: SirPeebles on August 06, 2013, 01:56:45 pm
Yup, MRI of broccoli.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Awaclus on August 06, 2013, 01:57:45 pm
I was going to post guessing that it's an animation of random stuff. It would have been pretty close.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Dsell on August 06, 2013, 03:48:30 pm
That makes so much sense! And now I know what an MRI looks like.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Thisisnotasmile on August 07, 2013, 03:33:34 am
Does anyone know of a website where I can input 10 < X < 30 known values, and have it create an equation to give an also known result using each of the values at least once. Multiple uses of the same value are fine.

e.g. (on a smaller, simpler scale) I input A=3, B=2, C=5, D=10. Z=158.
And it outputs D*A*C + B^A = Z

Input values will likely all be integers with max 4 digits. Output will be a 15 digit integer. Being able to limit it to 'simple' functions (e.g. +,-,*,/,^,sqrt) is a benefit but not neccessary.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on August 07, 2013, 08:27:41 am
Does anyone know of a website where I can input 10 < X < 30 known values, and have it create an equation to give an also known result using each of the values at least once. Multiple uses of the same value are fine.

e.g. (on a smaller, simpler scale) I input A=3, B=2, C=5, D=10. Z=158.
And it outputs D*A*C + B^A = Z

Input values will likely all be integers with max 4 digits. Output will be a 15 digit integer. Being able to limit it to 'simple' functions (e.g. +,-,*,/,^,sqrt) is a benefit but not neccessary.

If you allow unlimited multiple uses of the same value, then this is trivially easy:

(A+A)/A = 2
(A+A+A)/A = 3

Use any combination of twos and threes to generate any integer you want, then tack on +B-B+C-C...

Now, if you want an interesting solution... I suspect you won't find that on the web and will have to generate your own script.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: eHalcyon on August 07, 2013, 07:18:14 pm
@above, you don't need to make it so complicated with 2s and 3s.  Just A/A = 1 is enough. :P





Did everyone here this news (http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1014678/doom-lives-anew)?  Pretty incredible move by Cryptozoic Entertainment.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on August 07, 2013, 07:24:28 pm
@above, you don't need to make it so complicated with 2s and 3s.  Just A/A = 1 is enough. :P





Did everyone here this news (http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1014678/doom-lives-anew)?  Pretty incredible move by Cryptozoic Entertainment.

Yeah, it's a pretty crazy move on their part.  Then again, they just made 2.5 million on a Kickstarter, so they can afford a small goodwill gesture that also keeps KS from getting more shadows over it.  And they'll of course make plenty on the extra sales of the game.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Archetype on August 07, 2013, 07:33:09 pm
I dont really understand the appeal to this game (or why it got so much money thrown at it), but then again I'm not a big H.P. Lovecraft fan. Still, Cryptozoic did a very generous gesture here.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on August 07, 2013, 09:15:32 pm
I dont really understand the appeal to this game (or why it got so much money thrown at it), but then again I'm not a big H.P. Lovecraft fan. Still, Cryptozoic did a very generous gesture here.

I think the appeal is two-fold: one, it's an inversion/aversion of Monopoly, a game we all love to hate; second, it's the draw of the people doing the writing, art, design, and sculpts.  Keith Baker, Lee Moyer, and Paul Komoda are pretty big names.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kuildeous on August 08, 2013, 08:26:17 am
Also, some people will buy anything Cthulhu. I was that way once. I used to own Cults Across America. Not a great board game, but it was a fun one.

Nowadays, I look at anything Cthulhu with a degree of skepticism. My wife thought that Cthulhu Dice would be fun. Actually, she was told it was fun by some friends. We now question our friends' judgment. Cthulhu Dice was like playing War.

Although, Elder Sign is fun. And Mansions of Madness, though it is kind of limited in replayability, but it's mostly a storytelling game anyway.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: eHalcyon on August 08, 2013, 05:19:38 pm
Pokemon mega evolutions.  Not sure how to feel about them.

- Mawile getting fairy typing is cool.
- Ampharos with dragon typing is neat.
- Blaziken being involved might indicate gen III remakes?
- But all of the designs look like bad fan art.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Archetype on August 12, 2013, 12:48:51 pm
I dont really understand the appeal to this game (or why it got so much money thrown at it), but then again I'm not a big H.P. Lovecraft fan. Still, Cryptozoic did a very generous gesture here.

I think the appeal is two-fold: one, it's an inversion/aversion of Monopoly, a game we all love to hate; second, it's the draw of the people doing the writing, art, design, and sculpts.  Keith Baker, Lee Moyer, and Paul Komoda are pretty big names.

Good point, but now knowing that, I personally still have 0 desire to have backed the game. I prefer function over form, so I don't care how beautiful the game is or how important it's designers are if the game's mechanisms aren't that great.

I can sort of relate this to those people that flock to Knizia's games regardless of what they are because he's such a reputable designer, but even though he's had some really nice games, he's had some lackluster ones too. But people naturally have different tastes, so who am I to judge if their preferences don't line up with mine.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Awaclus on August 13, 2013, 09:55:15 am
This is probably old news to a lot of people, but I just discovered this: http://ackuna.com/badtranslator

So I came into this thread to look for stuff to translate into random languages and back to English...
That makes so much sense! And now I know what an MRI looks like.
...35 translations later, Bing gives us:

"As a result and now John."

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Translation:
From English: That makes so much sense! And now I know what an MRI looks like.
To Latvian: Kas padara tik daudz nozīmē! Un tagad es zinu, kā izskatās MRI.
Back to English: That makes so much sense! And now I know how it looks like MR.
To Finnish: On niin paljon jrke! Ja nyt tiedn, milt se nytt kuin MR.
Back to English: There is so much sense! And now I know how it looks like MR.
To Korean: 거기에 너무 많은 의미가입니다! 그리고 지금 난 어떻게 씨 처럼 보이는.
Back to English: There is so much sense! And now I know how it looks like Mr.
To German: Es gibt so viel Sinn! Und jetzt wei ich, wie es Herr aussieht.
Back to English: There is so much sense! And now I know how it is Mr.
To Japanese: ので、あまり意味がある !今どのようにそれが氏を知っています。
Back to English: Because there is too much sense! Now it know how.
To Arabic: لأن هناك شعور بالكثير! الآن أنها تعرف كيف.
Back to English: Because there is so much! Now she knows how.
To Italian: Perch c' cos tanto! Ora lei sa come.
Back to English: Why is there so much! Now she knows how.
To French: Pourquoi y a-t-il tellement de choses ! Maintenant, elle sait comment.
Back to English: Why is there so much! Now, she knows how.
To Polish: Dlaczego jest tak wiele! Teraz, ona wie jak.
Back to English: Why are there so many! Now, she knows how.
To Greek: Γιατί υπάρχουν τόσα πολλά! Τώρα, ξέρει πώς.
Back to English: Because there are so many! Now, he knows how.
To Lithuanian: Nes yra tiek daug! Dabar, jis ino, kaip.
Back to English: Because there are so many! Now, he knows how.
To Romanian: Deoarece există att de multe! Acum, el stie cum.
Back to English: Because there are so many! Now he knows how.
To Norwegian: Fordi det er s mange! N han vite hvordan.
Back to English: Because there are so many! Now he knows how.
To Chinese Traditional: 因為有那麼多人 !現在他知道如何。
Back to English: Because there are so many people! Now he knows how.
To Portuguese: Porque existem tantas pessoas! Agora ele sabe como.
Back to English: Because there are so many people! Now he knows how.
To Hebrew: כי יש כל כך הרבה אנשים! עכשיו הוא יודע כמה.
Back to English: Because there are so many people! Now he knows how.
To Russian: Потому что есть так много людей! Теперь он знает, как.
Back to English: Because there are so many people! Now he knows how.
To Turkish: nk o kadar ok insanlar! Şimdi o bilir nasıl.
Back to English: Because so many people! Now he knows how.
To Chinese Simplified: 因为如此,许多人 !现在他知道如何。
Back to English: Because of this, many people! Now he knows how.
To Vietnamese: Bởi v điều ny, nhiều người! By giờ anh ta biết lm thế no.
Back to English: Because of this, many people! Now he knows how.
To Hungarian: Emiatt sokan! Most mr tudja, hogyan.
Back to English: As a result, a lot of people! Now you know how.
To Slovak: Ako vsledok, veľa ľud! Teraz viete ako.
Back to English: As a result, a lot of people! Now you know how.
To Indonesian: Akibatnya, banyak orang! Sekarang Anda tahu bagaimana.
Back to English: As a result, a lot of people! Now you know how.
To Ukranian: У результаті, багато людей! Тепер ви знаєте, як.
Back to English: As a result, a lot of people! Now you know how.
To Haitian Creole: Km yon rezilta, anpil moun yon kote! Koulye a, ou konnen jan.
Back to English: As a result, are a lot of people around. And now, see, John.
To Spanish: Como resultado, son un montn de gente alrededor. Y ahora, ver, John.
Back to English: As a result, they are a lot of people around. And now, see, John.
To Swedish: Som ett resultat, r de en massa mnniskor runt. Och nu, se, John.
Back to English: As a result, they are a lot of people around. And now, behold, John.
To Danish: Som et resultat, er de en masse mennesker omkring. Og se nu, John.
Back to English: As a result, they are a lot of people around. And now behold, John.
To Thai: เป็นผล จะมากสถาน และเดี๋ยวนี้ เถิด จอห์น
Back to English: As a result, the very place and now let us John.
To Dutch: Als een resultaat, de plaats en nu laten we John.
Back to English: As a result, the place and now let's John.
To Slovenian: Kot rezultat, kraj in zdaj let's John.
Back to English: As a result, the place, and now John's years.
To Catalan: Com a resultat, el lloc i ara de John anys.
Back to English: As a result, and now John.
To Czech: Jako vsledek a nyn John.
Back to English: As a result, and now John.
To Bulgarian: Като резултат и сега Джон.
Back to English: As a result and now John.
I was almost literally rolling on the floor laughing when this John person made his appearance in the translation.  ;D
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Watno on August 13, 2013, 10:12:38 am
Quote
From English: Someone else has to implement their features for them, and then they can't even type the URL correctly
To Vietnamese: Ai đ thực hiện cc tnh năng của họ cho họ, v sau đ họ khng thể thậm ch nhập URL chnh xc
Back to English: Who made their features for them, and then they cannot even enter the correct URL
To Catalan: Qui va fer la seva caracterstiques per a ells, i llavors fins i tot no es pot introduir l'adrea URL correcta
Back to English: Who made their features for them, and then even cannot enter the correct URL
To Turkish: Kim onların zellikleri onlar iin yapılmış ve o zaman bile doğru URL'yi giremezsiniz
Back to English: Who made for them, their properties, and even then I can not enter the correct URL
To Polish: Kto się do nich, ich właściwości, i nawet wtedy nie można wprowadzić poprawny adres URL
Back to English: Who to them, their properties, and even then you can't enter the correct URL
To Czech: Kdo na ně, jejich vlastnosti a dokonce pak nelze zadat sprvnou adresu URL
Back to English: To them, their properties, and even then, you cannot specify the correct URL
To Danish: Til dem, deres egenskaber, og selv da, kan ikke du angive den korrekte webadresse
Back to English: To them, their properties, and even then, may not enter the correct URL
To Latvian: Pareizs URL nedrīkst ievadīt tos, to īpaības un pat tad,
Back to English: Correct URL may not enter them, their properties and even
To Hungarian: Megfelelő URL-cmet nem adja meg őket, azok tulajdonsgait, s mg
Back to English: Correct URL does not specify them, their properties, and more
To Finnish: Oikea URL-osoite ei mrit niit, niiden ominaisuudet ja enemmn
Back to English: The correct URL is not set up for them, their properties, and more
To Hebrew: כתובת ה-URL הנכונה אינה מוגדרת עבור אותם, את המאפיינים שלהם, ועוד
Back to English: The URL is not defined correctly for them, their properties, and more
To German: Die URL ist fr sie, ihre Eigenschaften und mehr nicht richtig definiert.
Back to English: The URL is not properly defined for them, their properties, and more.
To Greek: Η διεύθυνση URL δεν έχει οριστεί σωστά για τους, τις ιδιότητές τους, και πολλά άλλα.
Back to English: The URL is not set correctly for them, their properties, and much more.
To Haitian Creole: Adrs entnt la pa fikse krkteman pou yo la a, se pwopwiyete yo, ak pa bezwen mande.
Back to English: Address the Internet not set correctly to, their property, and much.
To Portuguese: Endereo da Internet no est definido corretamente para, sua propriedade e muito.
Back to English: The Internet address is not set correctly to your property and.
To Arabic: لم يتم تعيين عنوان إنترنت للممتلكات الخاصة بك بشكل صحيح و.
Back to English: The Internet address is not set for your property correctly.
To Indonesian: Alamat Internet tidak diatur untuk properti Anda dengan benar.
Back to English: The Internet address is not set correctly for your property.
To Bulgarian: Интернет адресът не е настроен правилно за вашия имот.
Back to English: The Internet address is not set up correctly for your property.
To Japanese: インターネット アドレスが設定されていない正しくあなたの財産のため。
Back to English: Positive Internet address is not set for your property.
To Ukranian: Позитивні Інтернет-адреса не налаштовано для вашої власності.
Back to English: Positive Internet address is not configured for your property.
To Thai: ที่อยู่อินเทอร์เน็ตบวกไม่ได้กำหนดค่าสำหรับคุณสมบัติของคุณ
Back to English: Positive Internet address is not configured for your property.
To Lithuanian: Teigiamas interneto adresas nėra sukonfigūruota savo turtą.
Back to English: Positive Internet address is not configured in your property.
To Norwegian: Positiv Internett-adresse er ikke konfigurert i din bolig.
Back to English: Positive Internet address is not configured in your property.
To Chinese Traditional: 積極的互聯網位址未配置在您的財產。
Back to English: Positive Internet address is not configured in your property.
To Slovak: Pozitvne internetov adresa nie je nakonfigurovan vo vaom vlastnctve.
Back to English: Positive Internet address is not configured in your possession.
To Romanian: Pozitiv adresa de Internet nu este configurat n posesia dumneavoastră.
Back to English: Positive Internet address is not configured in your possession.
To Slovenian: Pozitivno internetni naslov ni konfigurirana v vai lasti.
Back to English: Positive Internet address is not configured in your possession.
To Swedish: Positiva Internetadressen r inte konfigurerad i din go.
Back to English: Positive Internet address is not configured in your possession.
To Russian: Позитивные Интернет-адрес не настроен в вашем распоряжении.
Back to English: Positive Internet address is not configured in your possession.
To Dutch: Positieve Internet-adres is niet geconfigureerd in uw bezit.
Back to English: Positive Internet-address is not configured in your possession.
To Korean: 긍정적인 인터넷 주소 보유에 구성 되어 있지 않습니다.
Back to English: The Internet address is not configured to keep positive.
To Estonian: Interneti-aadress on konfigureeritud hoida positiivset.
Back to English: The Internet address is configured to keep positive.
To French: L'adresse Internet est configur pour rester positif.
Back to English: The Internet address is configured to remain positive.
To Chinese Simplified: 互联网地址配置保持积极。
Back to English: Configure the Internet address stay positive.
To Spanish: Configurar la direccin de Internet s positivo.
Back to English: Configure the Internet address be positive.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Drab Emordnilap on August 13, 2013, 12:28:36 pm
Although, Elder Sign is fun. And Mansions of Madness, though it is kind of limited in replayability, but it's mostly a storytelling game anyway.

Voters registered in good faith, grace
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Dsell on August 13, 2013, 02:16:48 pm
On the Monty Python and the Quest for the Holy Grail DVD there is a feature that lets you watch the movie with subtitles translated into Japanese and back into English. My favorite change is "Bring me a bonsai!"
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: scott_pilgrim on August 13, 2013, 03:38:05 pm
I was almost literally rolling on the floor laughing when this John person made his appearance in the translation.  ;D
John is pretty much the same, a tradition here on Earth.
(It keeps going, but that sentence was my favorite.)
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From English: I was almost literally rolling on the floor laughing when this John person made his appearance in the translation.
To Bulgarian: Аз почти буквално се търкаляше на пода се смее, когато този Джон човек прави появата си в превод.
Back to English: I almost literally rolling on the floor laughing when this John guy made its appearance in translation.
To Catalan: Jo gaireb literalment rodant pel terra rient quan aquest tipus de John fet la seva aparici en la traducci.
Back to English: I almost literally rolling on the floor laughing when this type of John made its appearance in the translation.
To Chinese Simplified: 几乎是逐字地轧地板笑时这种类型的约翰翻译中作出它的外观。
Back to English: Almost literally rolling floor laughing in the translation of this type when John made its appearance.
To Czech: Tměř doslova vlcovn podlaze smchy v překladu tohoto typu, kdy John dělal jeho vzhled.
Back to English: Almost literally rolling the floor with laughter in this type of translation, when John made his appearance.
To Chinese Traditional: 約翰做了他出現的時候幾乎是逐字地在這種類型的翻譯,滾動在地板上的有笑聲。
Back to English: When John did, and he appeared almost literally in this type of translation, rolling on the floor with laughter.
To Japanese: ジョンは、彼はほとんど文字通りこの種類の翻訳、笑いと床に転がりに登場します。
Back to English: John is he almost literally appeared on rolling in this type of translation, the laughter and the floor.
To Danish: John er nsten bogstaveligt talt optrdte han p rullende i denne form for oversttelse, latteren og gulvet.
Back to English: John is almost literally he appeared on rolling in this type of translation, the laughter and the floor.
To Dutch: John is bijna letterlijk dat hij verscheen op rollen in dit soort vertaling, de lach en de vloer.
Back to English: John is almost literally that he appeared on roles in this type of translation, the laughter and the floor.
To Estonian: John on peaaegu sna-snalt, et ta ilmus rolli seda tpi tlge, naeru ja prandale.
Back to English: John is almost word for Word, that he appeared in the role of this type of translation, the laughter and the floor.
To Slovenian: John je skoraj dobesedno, da je nastopil v vlogi te vrste prevajanja, smeh in tla.
Back to English: John is almost literally that, he appeared in the role of this type of translation, the laughter and the floor.
To Haitian Creole: John se pwske mo pou mo sa a, li te part nan wl sa a jan de tradiksyon, Ri a ak at a.
Back to English: John is nearly Word for this word, he appeared in this role kind of tradition, Ri and on the floor.
To Romanian: John este aproape de cuvnt pentru acest cuvnt, el a apărut n acest tip de rol de tradiţie, Ri şi pe podea.
Back to English: John is almost word for Word, he appeared in the role of tradition, the Ri and on the floor.
To Finnish: John on lhes sanasta sanaan, hn esiintyi perinne, Ri roolissa lattialle.
Back to English: John is almost word for Word, he appeared in the role of tradition in Ri on the floor.
To Greek: John είναι σχεδόν ταυτόσημο, εμφανίστηκε στο ρόλο της παράδοσης στο Ri στο πάτωμα.
Back to English: John is almost identical, appeared in the role of tradition in Ri on the floor.
To Hebrew: ג'ון הוא כמעט זהה, הופיע בתפקיד של מסורת רי על הרצפה.
Back to English: John is almost the same, the role of tradition here on the floor.
To German: John ist fast das gleiche, die Rolle der Tradition hier auf dem Boden.
Back to English: John is almost the same, the role of tradition here on the ground.
To French: John est presque la mme, le rle de la tradition ici sur le terrain.
Back to English: John is almost the same, the role of tradition here on the ground.
To Lithuanian: John yra beveik tas pats, tradicija čia emėje vaidmenį.
Back to English: John is pretty much the same, a tradition here on Earth.
To Norwegian: John er pen mye det samme, en tradisjon her p jorden.
Back to English: John is pretty much the same, a tradition here on Earth.
To Ukranian: Джон є досить так само, за традицією тут, на землі.
Back to English: John is pretty much the same, by tradition here on Earth.
To Indonesian: Yohanes adalah hampir sama, oleh tradisi di sini di bumi.
Back to English: John is pretty much the same, by tradition here on Earth.
To Polish: John jest ładny dużo ten sam, przez tradycję, tutaj na ziemi.
Back to English: John is pretty much the same, by tradition, here on Earth.
To Russian: Джон является довольно много это же, по традиции, здесь на земле.
Back to English: John is pretty much the same, according to the tradition, here on Earth.
To Spanish: John es prcticamente el mismo, segn la tradicin, aqu en la tierra.
Back to English: John is practically the same, according to the tradition, here on Earth.
To Korean: 존은 실질적으로 동일, 전통, 여기 지구에.
Back to English: John is practically the same, tradition, here on Earth.
To Italian: John praticamente la stessa, tradizione, qui sulla terra.
Back to English: John is pretty much the same, tradition, here on Earth.
To Slovak: John je skoro rovnak, tradcia, tu na zemi.
Back to English: John is pretty much the same, a tradition here on Earth.
To Portuguese: John praticamente o mesmo, uma tradio aqui na terra.
Back to English: John is pretty much the same, a tradition here on Earth.
To Turkish: John hemen hemen aynı, yeryznde bir gelenek olduğunu.
Back to English: John is almost the same, it's a tradition on Earth.
To Hungarian: John szinte azonos, ez a hagyomny, a fldn.
Back to English: John, this is almost identical to the tradition, on the ground.
To Swedish: John, detta r nstan identisk med traditionen, p marken.
Back to English: John, this is almost identical to the tradition, on the ground.
To Vietnamese: John, đy l gần như giống hệt nhau để truyền thống, trn mặt đất.
Back to English: John, this is almost identical to the tradition, on the ground.
To Latvian: John, tas ir gandrīz identisks tradīciju, uz zemes.
Back to English: John, this is almost identical to the tradition, on the ground.
To Thai: จอห์น นี้จะเกือบเหมือนกับประเพณี บนพื้นดิน
Back to English: This is almost identical to John tradition on the ground.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: StrongRhino on August 13, 2013, 04:40:35 pm
The Pokemon World TCG and VG Championships happened last weekend in Vancouver.
The next one is in Washington DC so I might actually go, even if just to try to grind in.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Awaclus on August 13, 2013, 05:11:41 pm
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rolling the floor with laughter
That's a bit extreme.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Archetype on August 13, 2013, 10:31:34 pm
The Pokemon World TCG and VG Championships happened last weekend in Vancouver.
The next one is in Washington DC so I might actually go, even if just to try to grind in.
Good luck!
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on August 13, 2013, 11:12:00 pm
The Pokemon World TCG and VG Championships happened last weekend in Vancouver.
The next one is in Washington DC so I might actually go, even if just to try to grind in.

Vancouver, British Columbia, in the International Herald Tribune world consumes vacation week tournament Pokemon TCG.
Washington and Colombia.

(Yes, the translator cut that last sentence to just three words.)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on August 17, 2013, 08:15:22 pm
Here's a picture of me irl:

(http://i.imgur.com/iSSRPrMl.jpg)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Archetype on August 17, 2013, 08:45:09 pm
...but how do you type?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on August 17, 2013, 08:46:56 pm
Oh, I have a thing that reads my mind.  It types for me.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Tables on August 17, 2013, 08:55:31 pm
Oh, I have a thing that reads my mind.  It types for me.

Oh, a human. Yeah, I have one of those, he always sits by me and just follows my instructions. I hate when he puts food on me while doing stuff though. At least I have a nice cloth to keep me clean I guess.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Awaclus on August 17, 2013, 08:57:26 pm
Oh, I have a thing that reads my mind.  It types for me.
Why don't you just use your hands? (http://youtu.be/qfgyKPQO9g8?t=50s)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on August 17, 2013, 09:00:46 pm
Oh, I have a thing that reads my mind.  It types for me.
Why don't you just use your hands? (http://youtu.be/qfgyKPQO9g8?t=50s)

...Where are their hands?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: WanderingWinder on August 18, 2013, 05:57:43 pm
With this post, this thread passes "Decline of Civility on Isotropic?" on the post count list.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Watno on August 18, 2013, 06:05:32 pm
Quote
From English: With this post, this thread passes "Decline of Civility on Isotropic?" on the post count list.
To Bulgarian: С този пост тази нишка минава Спад на цивилизоваността на Isotropic? на списъка публикация граф.
Back to English: With this post this thread passes the decline of civility of Isotropic? on the post list count.
To Catalan: Amb aquest post aquest fil passa el declivi del civisme de l'Isotropic? el comte de llista de correu.
Back to English: With this post this thread goes the decline of civility in the Isotropic? the count of mailing list.
To Chinese Simplified: 这篇文章与此线程去 Isotropic 在文明的衰落吗?邮件列表中的计数。
Back to English: This article and this thread is Isotropic in the decline of civilization do? Count in the message list.
To Chinese Traditional: 這篇文章和這個執行緒中做文明的衰落是 Isotropic 嗎?在消息清單中的計數。
Back to English: This article and this thread do the decline of civilization is Isotropic in it? Count in the message list.
To Czech: Tento člnek a to vlkno padek civilizace je v něm Isotropic? Počtejte v seznamu zprv.
Back to English: This article and this thread the decline of civilization is Isotropic in it? Note in the message list.
To Danish: Denne artikel og denne trd tilbagegangen i civilisation er Isotropic i det? Bemrk i meddelelseslisten.
Back to English: This article and this thread the decline of civilization is Isotropic in it? Note in the message list.
To Dutch: In dit artikel en deze draad de achteruitgang van de beschaving is Isotropic daarin? Opmerking in de lijst met berichten.
Back to English: This article and this thread the decline of civilization is Isotropic in it? Note in the list of messages.
To Estonian: Kesoleva artikli ja seda teemat htumaa tsivilisatsiooni Isotropic see on? Ja snumiloendi thele.
Back to English: The provisions of this article and this thread, this is The civilization of the Isotropic? And note the message list.
To Finnish: Snnkset tmn artikkelin ja tt siett, tm on sivistyst Isotropic? Ja viestiluettelon.
Back to English: The provisions of this article and this thread, this is the culture of the Isotropic? And the message list.
To French: Les dispositions du prsent article et de ce fil, c'est la culture de l'isotrope ? Et la liste des messages.
Back to English: The provisions of this article and this thread, it is the culture of the isotropic? And the list of messages.
To German: Die Bestimmungen dieses Artikels und dieser Thread, es ist die Kultur der isotropen? Und die Liste der Nachrichten.
Back to English: The provisions of this article and this thread, it's the culture of the isotropic? And the list of messages.
To Greek: Οι διατάξεις του παρόντος άρθρου και αυτό το νήμα, είναι η κουλτούρα της το ισοτροπικό; Και η λίστα μηνυμάτων.
Back to English: The provisions of this article and this thread, is the culture of the isotropic? And the message list.
To Haitian Creole: Les dispositions de atik sa a ak rad sa a, se kilti a de matriaux a? Et lis mesaj la.
Back to English: The dispositions of this article this dress, is culture two matriaux? And list of the message.
To Hebrew: רופאים של מאמר זה השמלה הזאת, היא תרבות שני matriaux? ורשימה של ההודעה.
Back to English: Doctors of this dress, it other matriaux culture? And a list of the message.
To Hungarian: Az orvosok ezt a ruht, hogy ms matriaux kultra? s az zenet listja.
Back to English: The doctors in this dress, it other matriaux culture? And the message list.
To Indonesian: Para dokter dalam gaun ini, itu budaya matriaux lain? Dan daftar pesan.
Back to English: The doctors in this dress, it other matriaux culture? And the message list.
To Italian: I medici in questo vestito, e altra cultura matriaux? E l'elenco dei messaggi.
Back to English: Doctors in this dress, and other culture materials? And the list of messages.
To Japanese: このドレスと他文化資料医師ですか?メッセージの一覧。
Back to English: This dress and other cultural material doctor? The list of messages.
To Korean: 이 드레스와 다른 문화 소재 의사? 메시지의 목록입니다.
Back to English: These dresses and other cultural material the doctor? This is a list of the message.
To Latvian: īs kleitas un citu kultūras materiālu ārsts? is ir saraksts ar ziņojumu.
Back to English: These dresses and other cultural materials the doctor? This is a list of the message.
To Lithuanian: ios suknelės ir kitų kultūrinę mediagą gydytojas? Tai yra praneimas, sąraą.
Back to English: These dresses, and other cultural materials the doctor? This is a message to the list.
To Norwegian: Disse kjoler og andre kulturelle materialer legen? Dette er en melding til listen.
Back to English: These dresses and other cultural materials the doctor? This is a message to the list.
To Polish: Te sukienki i inne materiały kultury lekarz? To jest wiadomość do listy.
Back to English: These dresses and other cultural materials the doctor? This is a message to the list.
To Portuguese: Esses vestidos e outros materiais culturais o mdico? Esta uma mensagem para a lista.
Back to English: These dresses and other cultural materials the doctor? This is a message to the list.
To Romanian: Aceste rochii şi alte materiale culturale medicul? Acesta este un mesaj la lista.
Back to English: These dresses and other cultural materials the doctor? This is a message to the list.
To Russian: Эти платья и других культурных материалов доктор? Это сообщение в список.
Back to English: These dresses and other cultural materials the doctor? This is a message to the list.
To Slovak: Tieto aty a inch kultrnych materilov lekr? To je posolstvo do zoznamu.
Back to English: These dresses and other cultural materials the doctor? It is a message to the list.
To Slovenian: Te obleke in drugih kulturnih materialov zdravnik? To je sporočilo na seznam.
Back to English: These suits and other cultural materials. This is a message to the list.
To Spanish: Estos trajes y otros materiales culturales. Este es un mensaje a la lista.
Back to English: These costumes and other cultural materials. This is a message to the list.
To Swedish: Dessa drkter och andra kulturella material. Detta r ett meddelande i listan.
Back to English: These costumes and other cultural materials. This is a message to the list.
To Thai: เครื่องแต่งกายเหล่านี้และอื่น ๆ วัสดุทางวัฒนธรรม นี่คือข้อความในรายการ
Back to English: These costumes and other cultural materials. Here is the text in the list.
To Turkish: Bu kostm ve diğer kltrel malzemeler. Listede metin burada.
Back to English: This costume and other cultural materials. The text in the list here.
To Ukranian: Цей костюм та інших культурних матеріалів. Текст у списку тут.
Back to English: This costume and other cultural materials. The text in the list here.
To Vietnamese: Trang phục ny v cc ti liệu văn ha khc. Cc văn bản trong danh sch dưới đy.
Back to English: This costume and other cultural materials. The text in the list below.

Note how a Doctor is involved somewhere in between.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Awaclus on August 22, 2013, 02:26:49 pm
I accidentally hit the increase speed button on MPC while listening to music. It was very amusing for a while, but once you get used to it, it starts sounding surprisingly normal.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on August 22, 2013, 06:03:44 pm
I randomly made a Youtube channel!

It only has one video at the moment...  I'm think of a couple others to add soon.  The one is me playing a song from Clannad on the piano.

(here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKqAzeqrH4E) is a link to the video)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Watno on August 22, 2013, 06:10:42 pm
You look different than you do on your picture.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on August 22, 2013, 06:11:21 pm
You look different than you do on your picture.

You can't even see my face...
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: mail-mi on August 22, 2013, 07:24:10 pm
Hey, so do I!

http://www.youtube.com/user/hekxelqunitz

Please note: All Glovemakers videos and the Percy Jackson video were created the summer after sixth grade.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Archetype on August 22, 2013, 08:33:05 pm
You look different than you do on your picture.

You can't even see my face...
You have hands! And they can play the piano really well!
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Awaclus on August 23, 2013, 09:30:46 am
(here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKqAzeqrH4E) is a link to the video)
You're pretty good, but Bakemonogatari is better than Clannad.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on August 23, 2013, 03:30:27 pm
(here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKqAzeqrH4E) is a link to the video)
You're pretty good, but Bakemonogatari is better than Clannad.

Have you ever seen Clannad?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Awaclus on August 23, 2013, 04:34:09 pm
(here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKqAzeqrH4E) is a link to the video)
You're pretty good, but Bakemonogatari is better than Clannad.

Have you ever seen Clannad?
Yeah, twice.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on August 23, 2013, 04:52:46 pm
(here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKqAzeqrH4E) is a link to the video)
You're pretty good, but Bakemonogatari is better than Clannad.

Have you ever seen Clannad?
Yeah, twice.

Well then, you're the second person I know that has seen it and said that another show is better.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Awaclus on August 23, 2013, 05:25:36 pm
(here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKqAzeqrH4E) is a link to the video)
You're pretty good, but Bakemonogatari is better than Clannad.

Have you ever seen Clannad?
Yeah, twice.

Well then, you're the second person I know that has seen it and said that another show is better.
No, I'm not saying that Another is better than Clannad. Clannad is a solid 9/10, Another is something like 7/10.

EDIT: Jokes aside, I actually think there are more shows that are better than Clannad than just Bakemonogatari. Clannad is still in my top10 though.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on August 23, 2013, 05:27:12 pm
(here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKqAzeqrH4E) is a link to the video)
You're pretty good, but Bakemonogatari is better than Clannad.

Have you ever seen Clannad?
Yeah, twice.

Well then, you're the second person I know that has seen it and said that another show is better.
No, I'm not saying that Another is better than Clannad. Clannad is a solid 9/10, Another is something like 7/10.

I (and most people I know) say Clannad is at least a 10/10.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Awaclus on August 23, 2013, 05:31:07 pm
(here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKqAzeqrH4E) is a link to the video)
You're pretty good, but Bakemonogatari is better than Clannad.

Have you ever seen Clannad?
Yeah, twice.

Well then, you're the second person I know that has seen it and said that another show is better.
No, I'm not saying that Another is better than Clannad. Clannad is a solid 9/10, Another is something like 7/10.

I (and most people I know) say Clannad is at least a 10/10.
We're talking about the anime here, right? The VN is indeed a 10/10, but the anime is clearly worse.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on August 23, 2013, 05:42:39 pm
(here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKqAzeqrH4E) is a link to the video)
You're pretty good, but Bakemonogatari is better than Clannad.

Have you ever seen Clannad?
Yeah, twice.

Well then, you're the second person I know that has seen it and said that another show is better.
No, I'm not saying that Another is better than Clannad. Clannad is a solid 9/10, Another is something like 7/10.

I (and most people I know) say Clannad is at least a 10/10.
We're talking about the anime here, right? The VN is indeed a 10/10, but the anime is clearly worse.

I'm talking about Clannad + After Story.  I consider them the same show.  I've never played the VN.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Awaclus on August 23, 2013, 05:48:09 pm
I'm talking about Clannad + After Story.  I consider them the same show.
Yeah, me too. Also, the first season is the better one.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on August 23, 2013, 05:50:10 pm
I'm talking about Clannad + After Story.  I consider them the same show.
Yeah, me too. Also, the first season is the better one.

...........I disagree tremendously.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: ashersky on August 23, 2013, 06:54:50 pm
Is bakemonogatari a Ghost Story?  Cause that's the best translation I can make out of that.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Awaclus on August 23, 2013, 07:07:41 pm
Is bakemonogatari a Ghost Story?  Cause that's the best translation I can make out of that.
It's been translated as "Ghostory".
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: ashersky on August 23, 2013, 09:05:51 pm
I get the joke, at least.

Bakemono = ghost/monster
Monogatari = story
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: ConMan on August 25, 2013, 07:34:29 pm
It's the start of the Monogatari series, each of which has a title which is a portmanteau with monogatari - for example, the second part of the first season is "Nisemonogatari", from nisemono = fake, forgery, imposter (although given that the "fakes" are more imposters than forgeries, the "mono" kanji should probably be the one for a person rather than an object). Although some of the words are made up, I think.

That said, Bakemonogatari is awesome and bizarre and different, and most of the time even the fan service seems to be done in a weird self-aware manner (although that gets a little worse in Nisemonogatari ... *shudder* I will never think of brushing my teeth the same way).
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on August 25, 2013, 08:18:06 pm
I just had a dream where I saw that a post of mine on here had hundreds of respect...


Does anybody here like making dreams come true?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: theory on August 26, 2013, 11:28:56 am
Technically, you didn't specify positive or negative ...
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Eevee on August 26, 2013, 11:34:26 am
Technically, you didn't specify positive or negative ...
But you are such a nice guy you decided to go with positive anyways?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on August 26, 2013, 12:02:50 pm
lolz
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: eHalcyon on August 26, 2013, 12:54:27 pm
(http://www.smbc-comics.com/comics/20130826.png) (http://www.smbc-comics.com/?id=3093)

SMBC is already one of my favourite comics, but this one is too good not to share.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Tables on August 26, 2013, 01:09:16 pm
theory is the magic that turns dreams into reality.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on August 26, 2013, 01:37:29 pm
Theory, you just made my day.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Tables on August 26, 2013, 02:06:02 pm
For mathematicians, the mathgen random maths paper generator is pretty brilliant.

http://thatsmathematics.com/mathgen/

One example of the amusing nonsense you can get:

"Proof. Suppose the contrary. Let d be an empty isomorphism. Trivially, if the Riemann hypothesis holds then the Riemann hypothesis holds."
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on August 28, 2013, 01:56:20 pm
For school this year, I have to read a 1200 page book called "Tools of Dominion".  Yay, a whole book about my favorite board game!

Wait, what?  It's all about Biblical law?  Oh boy...
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Tables on August 29, 2013, 08:33:42 am
Today the final piece of DLC for a video game (Fire Emblem: Awakening) I play came out (in Europe). People have hyped this DLC us as being ludicrously hard, the ultimate challenge in the game etc. So I've been looking forward to it for a while. Beat it first time, without any difficulty and pretty much zero risk throughout, and I even had some self-imposed restrictions during it. Then did the harder, 'secret route' (it's not very secret...) of it, and beat that first try as well. Even the often hyped up boss of that secret route went down in about two rounds of combat, which is kind of pathetic.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Titandrake on August 31, 2013, 02:20:38 am
I get ahead by more than I've ever gotten ahead, and throw it all away at the end.

:(

(http://i.imgur.com/lftyzLy.png)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Tables on August 31, 2013, 07:46:16 am
Dude... that sucks. You're actually only about a minute off the WR at this point though, which is pretty impressive.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kuildeous on August 31, 2013, 12:07:16 pm
In three weeks I get to officiate another friend's wedding. He's helped me with some of my computer woes, so it's the least I could do.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on August 31, 2013, 04:53:58 pm
In three weeks I get to officiate another friend's wedding. He's helped me with some of my computer woes, so it's the least I could do.

I still think the strangest wedding I went to was my grandpa's wedding that my dad ran.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Tables on September 01, 2013, 09:47:52 am
This (http://forum.dominionstrategy.com/index.php?action=search2;params=eJwtj0uOwkAMBe_CZja1iO3ufE4ThY4lZhQIagKjkXL4cRC7culZz57m13QrPu9fe7Of9nM9KCsZ62ixBkF7dEAyMpAMS_RIS4ciQYIFKGqoIB0WsViNUbEWSaSebGQhD2hiIIdusIy2pIYkpOiMUokjHpf1dyzr9b745nHOoZ7nHy_buN6Wv49Z6xZUffH3Bx81zt819OyPchifarm8Yy9f_gHkKkR0) is a rather amusing search. It really revels a rather interesting keyword we've invented for Dominion.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Thisisnotasmile on September 01, 2013, 01:37:44 pm
This (http://forum.dominionstrategy.com/index.php?action=search2;params=eJwtj0uOwkAMBe_CZja1iO3ufE4ThY4lZhQIagKjkXL4cRC7culZz57m13QrPu9fe7Of9nM9KCsZ62ixBkF7dEAyMpAMS_RIS4ciQYIFKGqoIB0WsViNUbEWSaSebGQhD2hiIIdusIy2pIYkpOiMUokjHpf1dyzr9b745nHOoZ7nHy_buN6Wv49Z6xZUffH3Bx81zt819OyPchifarm8Yy9f_gHkKkR0) is a rather amusing search. It really revels a rather interesting keyword we've invented for Dominion.

When I first clicked and saw what you were looking at I thought to myself "Well, at least you won't find me on this list"...

Turns out I started the craze.

Are 2-year edits cool? I'm starting a new craze right now.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: SirPeebles on September 01, 2013, 02:06:40 pm
There are times when, rather than reveal my Moat, I revel in the knowledge that the incoming attack will benefit me.

My hand:  Silver Gold Gold Moat Tunnel

Opponent plays Militia.

I discard Moat and Tunnel  8)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kuildeous on September 01, 2013, 02:24:02 pm
That moment when you realize that two well-known thoroughfares in your city are actually the same road.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Tables on September 01, 2013, 03:07:56 pm
There are times when, rather than reveal my Moat, I revel in the knowledge that the incoming attack will benefit me.

My hand:  Silver Gold Gold Moat Tunnel

Opponent plays Militia.

I discard Moat and Tunnel  8)

I play Torturer
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: SirPeebles on September 01, 2013, 04:25:51 pm
There are times when, rather than reveal my Moat, I revel in the knowledge that the incoming attack will benefit me.

My hand:  Silver Gold Gold Moat Tunnel

Opponent plays Militia.

I discard Moat and Tunnel  8)

I play Torturer

I'll take a Curse.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Tables on September 01, 2013, 04:37:06 pm
There are times when, rather than reveal my Moat, I revel in the knowledge that the incoming attack will benefit me.

My hand:  Silver Gold Gold Moat Tunnel

Opponent plays Militia.

I discard Moat and Tunnel  8)

I play Torturer

I'll take a Curse.

You damn well better, I'd much rather take a Province and a curse than a $3.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: ashersky on September 02, 2013, 03:11:00 am
This (http://forum.dominionstrategy.com/index.php?action=search2;params=eJwtj0uOwkAMBe_CZja1iO3ufE4ThY4lZhQIagKjkXL4cRC7culZz57m13QrPu9fe7Of9nM9KCsZ62ixBkF7dEAyMpAMS_RIS4ciQYIFKGqoIB0WsViNUbEWSaSebGQhD2hiIIdusIy2pIYkpOiMUokjHpf1dyzr9b745nHOoZ7nHy_buN6Wv49Z6xZUffH3Bx81zt819OyPchifarm8Yy9f_gHkKkR0) is a rather amusing search. It really revels a rather interesting keyword we've invented for Dominion.

I would note there are correct usages in that list.  Like mine.  :)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Awaclus on September 02, 2013, 02:11:12 pm
I randomly found my mom on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqDBpnCMQFc). She's singing in the opera choir.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: SirPeebles on September 02, 2013, 11:17:57 pm
This is a wonderful read for any parents out there.

http://magicalchildhood.wordpress.com/2010/08/31/what-should-a-4-year-old-know/
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on September 02, 2013, 11:59:27 pm
This is a wonderful read for any parents out there.

http://magicalchildhood.wordpress.com/2010/08/31/what-should-a-4-year-old-know/

I still remember when I was in preschool learning how to write "z", and I had to say what a zebra was dreaming about as well...
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on September 03, 2013, 08:52:19 am
I randomly found my mom on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqDBpnCMQFc). She's singing in the opera choir.

(Insert childish joke about randomly finding your mom)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: SirPeebles on September 03, 2013, 09:57:45 am
I randomly found my mom on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqDBpnCMQFc). She's singing in the opera choir.

(Insert childish joke about randomly finding your mom)

Heh, Kirian said insert.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: theory on September 04, 2013, 01:16:26 pm
I've just discovered I'm addicted to mashups:

Kirby Like it's Hot (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXzg0D-cKds)
Call Me a Hole (https://soundcloud.com/pomdeterrific/pomdeter-call-me-a-hole)
Oppa Spacejam Style (https://soundcloud.com/jhlodin/oppa-spacejam-style)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: greatexpectations on September 04, 2013, 01:23:09 pm
I've just discovered I'm addicted to mashups:

Kirby Like it's Hot (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXzg0D-cKds)
Call Me a Hole (https://soundcloud.com/pomdeterrific/pomdeter-call-me-a-hole)
Oppa Spacejam Style (https://soundcloud.com/jhlodin/oppa-spacejam-style)

you should listen to some girl talk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqOgJrvnJvg).
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: mcmcsalot on September 04, 2013, 01:29:07 pm
I've just discovered I'm addicted to mashups:

Kirby Like it's Hot (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXzg0D-cKds)
Call Me a Hole (https://soundcloud.com/pomdeterrific/pomdeter-call-me-a-hole)
Oppa Spacejam Style (https://soundcloud.com/jhlodin/oppa-spacejam-style)

you should listen to some girl talk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqOgJrvnJvg).

Ohhhh, I love me some girl talk
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: SirPeebles on September 04, 2013, 09:55:58 pm
Mario Paint cover of "Get Lucky" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ic01Vhiyrb4#t=194)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on September 04, 2013, 11:18:15 pm
My dad walked up to me earlier today asking, "If you have a cube, you find the area of it by multiplying it by three, right?"

Uh...  No...

Funny thing was, he was doing the right thing, just saying things wrong...
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: scott_pilgrim on September 05, 2013, 12:19:38 am
"If you have a cube, you find the area of it by multiplying it by three, right?"

That sounds like a a calculation done by Goko.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Dsell on September 05, 2013, 12:20:52 am
I just spelled "aneurysms" correctly on the first try without consulting anything so where is my award
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: AHoppy on September 05, 2013, 06:39:43 am
I just spelled "aneurysms" correctly on the first try without consulting anything so where is my award
You get a +1 from me
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Dsell on September 05, 2013, 08:48:05 am
I just spelled "aneurysms" correctly on the first try without consulting anything so where is my award
You get a +1 from me

Yesssssssssssssssss
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: mail-mi on September 05, 2013, 11:46:17 pm
I love this quote:

"Whenever my sister tells me that her friends make fun of her because she's adopted, I tell her to tell them that 'My parents got to choose me, yours got stuck with you.'"
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on September 06, 2013, 02:19:46 am
This is a random question (fits with the thread though!) and I might not even use the answer, but could someone tell me a website where you can upload a program of some sort for people to download, preferably with things like a section for bug reports and stuff?  Something like github, but I don't think that would work because things are open source there...
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Tables on September 06, 2013, 02:02:25 pm
Just noticed my respect is currently a nice round number. Sweet.

(http://i40.tinypic.com/mk975e.png)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: SirPeebles on September 06, 2013, 02:04:33 pm
Just noticed my respect is currently a nice round number. Sweet.

(http://i40.tinypic.com/mk975e.png)

Nice!  An eleven digit number :)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on September 06, 2013, 02:04:58 pm
Just noticed my respect is currently a nice round number. Sweet.

(http://i40.tinypic.com/mk975e.png)

First off, the image doesn't work, and second, it isn't now.  >: )
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on September 06, 2013, 02:19:29 pm
Woah, I just passed 1000 posts recently!

And my respect-to-post ratio seems to have gone up...  It used to be about a third...
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on September 06, 2013, 07:49:09 pm
I now believe my siblings when they said that their Junior year is the hardest...
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: mail-mi on September 06, 2013, 08:38:43 pm
This: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnpTcrtsN3U&list=PLbpi6ZahtOH6TT1EPtQ1nCpaSOBmo6iHL
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Tables on September 06, 2013, 08:58:41 pm
I'm currently watching a speedrun of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (the train one). The chat currently has a one-track mind on letting off steam by conducting train puns.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on September 07, 2013, 09:25:42 pm
This is a random question (fits with the thread though!) and I might not even use the answer, but could someone tell me a website where you can upload a program of some sort for people to download, preferably with things like a section for bug reports and stuff?  Something like github, but I don't think that would work because things are open source there...

...I guess nobody likes me?   :'(
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: heron on September 07, 2013, 09:36:55 pm
Why does Tables have two respect counts?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: mail-mi on September 07, 2013, 09:37:47 pm
Why does Tables have two respect counts?
What the... oh, one of them is his tag line.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on September 07, 2013, 09:45:27 pm
Maybe I should put my "real" respect (including the post that has +940) there.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Tables on September 07, 2013, 10:32:52 pm
Why does Tables have two respect counts?

Was wondering when someone would question it :P.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Awaclus on September 09, 2013, 04:57:30 am
That feel when carcrash.  :-\
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on September 09, 2013, 01:43:20 pm
This is a random question (fits with the thread though!) and I might not even use the answer, but could someone tell me a website where you can upload a program of some sort for people to download, preferably with things like a section for bug reports and stuff?  Something like github, but I don't think that would work because things are open source there...

...I guess nobody likes me?   :'(

Where's that "nobody likes me everybody hates me I'm gonna go eat worms" song?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: werothegreat on September 09, 2013, 01:49:14 pm
This is a random question (fits with the thread though!) and I might not even use the answer, but could someone tell me a website where you can upload a program of some sort for people to download, preferably with things like a section for bug reports and stuff?  Something like github, but I don't think that would work because things are open source there...

...I guess nobody likes me?   :'(

Where's that "nobody likes me everybody hates me I'm gonna go eat worms" song?

You mean:

"I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me..."
"HE'S JUST A POOR BOY FROM A POOR FAMILY"
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: theory on September 09, 2013, 02:03:47 pm
This is a random question (fits with the thread though!) and I might not even use the answer, but could someone tell me a website where you can upload a program of some sort for people to download, preferably with things like a section for bug reports and stuff?  Something like github, but I don't think that would work because things are open source there...

...I guess nobody likes me?   :'(

Google for "github private alternative" or "github closed source".  You could try Bitbucket or pay for a private git repo or run git off of dropbox.

More generally, do you really have to have it private? 
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on September 09, 2013, 02:27:24 pm
This is a random question (fits with the thread though!) and I might not even use the answer, but could someone tell me a website where you can upload a program of some sort for people to download, preferably with things like a section for bug reports and stuff?  Something like github, but I don't think that would work because things are open source there...

...I guess nobody likes me?   :'(

Google for "github private alternative" or "github closed source".  You could try Bitbucket or pay for a private git repo or run git off of dropbox.

More generally, do you really have to have it private?

If this ever came to completion, it would be a zip file with the main thing being an exe...

Edit: And, just for clarification, I can't change that.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: SirPeebles on September 09, 2013, 03:27:04 pm
For all of you Risk fans out there.

(bonus panel on the website (http://www.mrlovenstein.com/comic/454#comic))

(http://www.mrlovenstein.com/images/comics/454_last_stand_at_indonesia.png)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Twistedarcher on September 09, 2013, 10:43:28 pm
Oh my god, breaking bad.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kuildeous on September 10, 2013, 12:09:14 am
On a bright note, Risk Legacy gives Australia a giant middle finger. On my copy, Australia is not that great of a continent to start on anymore.

And the Ukraine is a giant radioactive zone.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Jimwithfivems on September 10, 2013, 12:23:15 am
<insert random witty post>
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Tables on September 10, 2013, 11:47:25 am
As of this moment, my respect matches my user title. I chose +1058 as a random amount that I wouldn't reach for a few weeks, then suddenly managed to gain wads of respect. I'm not entirely sure what I did, although I suspect the fan card contest helped.

Edit: Aaaand it's gone.

As an aside I just looked at my user stats. Almost 10% of the posts in non-mafia games were made by me. That's kind of scary.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on September 10, 2013, 07:18:56 pm
My facebook status I just posted:

"Today's been a pretty normal day, besides being attacked by a pit bull and going to the hospital.

...And don't worry, I'm fine."
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: liopoil on September 10, 2013, 07:43:59 pm
As an aside I just looked at my user stats. Almost 10% of the posts in non-mafia games were made by me. That's kind of scary.
4% for me. I don't think it's all too surprising - not that many people post in that forum.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Tables on September 10, 2013, 08:48:20 pm
Is it possible to check who the top poster in an individual forum is? That might be interesting.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: theory on September 11, 2013, 11:59:47 am
Don't think so, unfortunately.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: AdamH on September 12, 2013, 11:40:36 am
http://www.adamhorton.com/files/WTIRPMO.doc

Disclaimer: not a virus.

Warning: strong language.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on September 12, 2013, 02:20:22 pm
Agh, I hate the sound of my voice...
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Awaclus on September 12, 2013, 03:49:48 pm
Agh, I hate the sound of my voice...
Did you just record yourself speaking/singing or do you hate your actual voice?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: eHalcyon on September 12, 2013, 03:55:55 pm
http://www.adamhorton.com/files/WTIRPMO.doc

Disclaimer: not a virus.

Warning: strong language.

This is great.  But I am very curious as to why you wrote it. :P
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: AdamH on September 12, 2013, 04:20:06 pm
I feel strongly about this subject.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: SirPeebles on September 12, 2013, 04:38:00 pm
Sorry if this is old.

(http://i.imgur.com/TvYaYYr.jpg)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: eHalcyon on September 12, 2013, 04:44:09 pm
Quote
Complexity?
More > 7 Wonders
Less > Dominion

Dominion has way more complexity IMO.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Dsell on September 12, 2013, 04:56:14 pm
Quote
Complexity?
More > 7 Wonders
Less > Dominion

Dominion has way more complexity IMO.

Ultimately, yeah, but it's generally easier to teach and play a single game of Dominion (only dealing with the terms and rules associated with that kingdom, and presuming an simpleish base set game) than 7 Wonders. 7 Wonders has the issue of learning icons.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: AHoppy on September 12, 2013, 05:11:56 pm
Le Havre does not take more than 2 hours... And both eHalc and Dsell are right... Also: I really liked that paper Adam.  So did my roommate
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on September 12, 2013, 05:29:54 pm
I feel a pressing need to redo that flowchart.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: eHalcyon on September 12, 2013, 05:31:29 pm
"Cities and Knights" (presumably the Settlers expansion) appears under "constant hard choices".  Not sure I agree with that.  It certainly doesn't have the same feeling of "I need to do EVERYTHING" as Agricola.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: AHoppy on September 12, 2013, 05:38:39 pm
I feel a pressing need to redo that flowchart.
Can we please? TTA needs to be on there too.  And Innovation...
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on September 12, 2013, 06:22:46 pm
I love how you get to Cribbage on there.

Agh, I hate the sound of my voice...
Did you just record yourself speaking/singing or do you hate your actual voice?

I started taking voice lessons and my teacher records the lesson and me practicing is me listening to the lesson, doing whatever I did during the lesson.  My singing voice is okay, but not my speaking voice...  I sound really stupid when recorded...
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: eHalcyon on September 12, 2013, 06:33:21 pm
I love how you get to Cribbage on there.

Agh, I hate the sound of my voice...
Did you just record yourself speaking/singing or do you hate your actual voice?

I started taking voice lessons and my teacher records the lesson and me practicing is me listening to the lesson, doing whatever I did during the lesson.  My singing voice is okay, but not my speaking voice...  I sound really stupid when recorded...

Solution: never stop singing.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on September 12, 2013, 06:33:42 pm
I love how you get to Cribbage on there.

Agh, I hate the sound of my voice...
Did you just record yourself speaking/singing or do you hate your actual voice?

I started taking voice lessons and my teacher records the lesson and me practicing is me listening to the lesson, doing whatever I did during the lesson.  My singing voice is okay, but not my speaking voice...  I sound really stupid when recorded...

Solution: never stop singing.

Most of it was just talking...
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: eHalcyon on September 12, 2013, 06:35:44 pm
In other news, of all the new starter evolutions, I only really like Froakie.  Here's hoping that Chespin has an amazing final stage.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Dsell on September 12, 2013, 07:00:28 pm
In other news, of all the new starter evolutions, I only really like Froakie.  Here's hoping that Chespin has an amazing final stage.

Froakie is my least favorite, but his evolution is my favorite! Cannot wait to see final stages. Also, Fennekin's evolution's tail has a stick in it, which makes it look a lot like a witch's broom to me.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Awaclus on September 13, 2013, 05:41:11 am
I started taking voice lessons and my teacher records the lesson and me practicing is me listening to the lesson, doing whatever I did during the lesson.  My singing voice is okay, but not my speaking voice...  I sound really stupid when recorded...
So, maybe your voice just sounds stupid, but I used to have the exact same problem. Nobody else ever seemed to think that my voice sounded stupid, though, and I got rid of the problem when I started recording my voice with an AKG P170 instead of the mic of my camera. And others I know have had similar experiences. Therefore, I believe that 1) what sounds stupid is not you, but the recording and 2) even if the recording sounds stupid, you're the only one who notices it because it's your own voice.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Dsell on September 13, 2013, 09:50:25 am
I've heard that people hear their own voice as it resonates through their jawbone more than through their ear canal. So when you hear your voice on a recording you are heading your voice in a way that's entirely different from what you're used to, hence the strangeness.

(I hate nothing more than the sound of my recorded voice, despite the fact that I've been singing at a high level for years)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Tables on September 13, 2013, 10:48:31 am
Do most people dislike the sound of their own voice on recordings because of something akin to the uncanny valley? That is, it sounds like themselves, but is 'distorted' just enough that they find it off putting?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on September 13, 2013, 11:18:26 am
I started taking voice lessons and my teacher records the lesson and me practicing is me listening to the lesson, doing whatever I did during the lesson.  My singing voice is okay, but not my speaking voice...  I sound really stupid when recorded...
So, maybe your voice just sounds stupid, but I used to have the exact same problem. Nobody else ever seemed to think that my voice sounded stupid, though, and I got rid of the problem when I started recording my voice with an AKG P170 instead of the mic of my camera. And others I know have had similar experiences. Therefore, I believe that 1) what sounds stupid is not you, but the recording and 2) even if the recording sounds stupid, you're the only one who notices it because it's your own voice.

Well, I've heard my voice on a bajillion different types of recording, so I don't think that's the problem.  He said that his mic that was recording was a good mic anyway.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: ashersky on September 13, 2013, 09:03:25 pm

(I hate nothing more than the sound of my recorded voice, despite the fact that I've been singing at a high level for years)


Would that high level be C?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Dsell on September 13, 2013, 09:12:54 pm

(I hate nothing more than the sound of my recorded voice, despite the fact that I've been singing at a high level for years)


Would that high level be C?

And sometimes a little higher. :P
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: ashersky on September 13, 2013, 09:14:10 pm

(I hate nothing more than the sound of my recorded voice, despite the fact that I've been singing at a high level for years)


Would that high level be C?

And sometimes a little higher. :P

Are you that blonde girl from School of Rock?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Dsell on September 13, 2013, 09:41:11 pm

(I hate nothing more than the sound of my recorded voice, despite the fact that I've been singing at a high level for years)


Would that high level be C?

And sometimes a little higher. :P

Are you that blonde girl from School of Rock?

Hey I love that movie! But no, I am not that blonde girl.

(Or blonde)

(Or a girl)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Archetype on September 13, 2013, 09:54:05 pm
My voice sounds really stupid on recordings. Especially since in my head I sound so much cooler.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Archetype on September 14, 2013, 11:26:47 am
(http://poorlydrawnlines.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/holding-doors.jpg)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Tables on September 14, 2013, 11:34:01 am
(http://i44.tinypic.com/2mwxzm.png)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: AHoppy on September 14, 2013, 12:56:29 pm
Tables, come back to TTA :( Kirian and I miss you
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Awaclus on September 15, 2013, 12:28:11 pm
(http://31.media.tumblr.com/45c8e8659f167dc85dcc36b9f259d1f1/tumblr_msz6uphPun1rjggr6o1_1280.png) (http://www.googlepoetics.com)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on September 16, 2013, 01:48:09 am
Argh, why can't I remember the name of the thingy that says that if you take a number, and if it's odd you multiply it by 3 and add one, and if it's even you divide by two, you always reach one...
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: scott_pilgrim on September 16, 2013, 01:55:59 am
Argh, why can't I remember the name of the thingy that says that if you take a number, and if it's odd you multiply it by 3 and add one, and if it's even you divide by two, you always reach one...
Collatz conjecture
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Tables on September 16, 2013, 09:57:48 pm
I recently found this comic (http://corpseruncomics.com/corpse-run-295-well-in-hand/) featuring Dominion. I don't think any other ones involve the game, especially judging from the text below the comic, and it's the age old joke but still.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Voltaire on September 16, 2013, 10:14:26 pm
I recently found this comic (http://corpseruncomics.com/corpse-run-295-well-in-hand/) featuring Dominion. I don't think any other ones involve the game, especially judging from the text below the comic, and it's the age old joke but still.

There's this one too.

http://threepanelsoul.com/2013/05/13/on-gaming-pros/
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: ConMan on September 17, 2013, 12:21:49 am
I recently found this comic (http://corpseruncomics.com/corpse-run-295-well-in-hand/) featuring Dominion. I don't think any other ones involve the game, especially judging from the text below the comic, and it's the age old joke but still.

There's this one too.

http://threepanelsoul.com/2013/05/13/on-gaming-pros/
And this one. (http://forum.dominionstrategy.com/index.php?topic=5271.msg128540#msg128540) (Although I can't get the image to load on that page so I'm not sure it's still visible.)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Tables on September 17, 2013, 01:22:05 pm
I just equalled the WR in You Have to Win the Game (4:56). I'm not actually 100% certain that is the fastest run - I still feel like there's a 4:52 out there somewhere, but it feels good. The run is, however, definitely improvable. If I can get another second or two off I might upload it to YT, and/or Submit to SDA.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on September 17, 2013, 01:52:01 pm
I just equalled the WR in You Have to Win the Game (4:56). I'm not actually 100% certain that is the fastest run - I still feel like there's a 4:52 out there somewhere, but it feels good. The run is, however, definitely improvable. If I can get another second or two off I might upload it to YT, and/or Submit to SDA.

http://speeddemosarchive.com/YouHaveToWinTheGame.html

How come it says that the fastest time is 5:17?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Tables on September 17, 2013, 02:02:10 pm
I just equalled the WR in You Have to Win the Game (4:56). I'm not actually 100% certain that is the fastest run - I still feel like there's a 4:52 out there somewhere, but it feels good. The run is, however, definitely improvable. If I can get another second or two off I might upload it to YT, and/or Submit to SDA.

http://speeddemosarchive.com/YouHaveToWinTheGame.html

How come it says that the fastest time is 5:17?



People don't always submit (new) records to SDA, especially when:
1) The quality is low (SDA hosts almost exclusively high quality videos)
2) A new route has been found, often leading to multiple new WRs within a short time
3) They forget
4) They do submit, but the new record gets stuck in the SDA pipes.

In this case it's a mixture of 1+2 - I discovered a trick which cuts off around 10-14 seconds, someone else discovered one that cuts off about the same. Now you might notice the WR is only around ~21 seconds faster than the SDA run, but I just said ~28 seconds could be cut off. That should give you an idea of the quality/level of refinement on the WR run - the run might be faster, but it looks a bit sloppier. Part of that is because of new, difficult tricks, but also, it means people are still beating the WR a little more frequently.

The best way to find out the WR is to look on the twitch pages of the best runners. In this case Ibldedibble (the current SDA record holder) says he has a 4:56, which is what I now have. But even those aren't necessarily up to date.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Tables on September 17, 2013, 03:25:09 pm
Also it turns out Ibldedibble has a 4:51 run, meaning it's still 5 seconds from the WR. That's a really solid run, I don't think I can match that.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: eHalcyon on September 17, 2013, 03:39:08 pm
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/50ef07d6a1d08be792886c70f715285b/tumblr_mt6j2vy2B31r3o0ulo1_500.jpg)

Is this true?   :o
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on September 17, 2013, 05:16:21 pm
Reclining airplane seats are some of the worst things in existence.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Titandrake on September 17, 2013, 05:48:52 pm
Also it turns out Ibldedibble has a 4:51 run, meaning it's still 5 seconds from the WR. That's a really solid run, I don't think I can match that.

This is why I am semi-glad the VVVVVV world record is so untouchable. For perspective, the time is 13:04 (or 13:05) and it's almost 30 seconds faster than the next fastest time. My PB is 13:57, and I pretty much know there's no way I can challenge the WR, so I don't have incentive to try to keep playing if I get tired of the game.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: SirPeebles on September 17, 2013, 07:01:45 pm
Reclining airplane seats are some of the worst things in existence.

In my experience, they never recline enough to improve my comfort as the sitter.  The lack of reclining etiquette, on the other hand, has caused plenty of spills and such when the individual in front of me reclines suddenly.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Tables on September 17, 2013, 07:07:20 pm
Also it turns out Ibldedibble has a 4:51 run, meaning it's still 5 seconds from the WR. That's a really solid run, I don't think I can match that.

This is why I am semi-glad the VVVVVV world record is so untouchable. For perspective, the time is 13:04 (or 13:05) and it's almost 30 seconds faster than the next fastest time. My PB is 13:57, and I pretty much know there's no way I can challenge the WR, so I don't have incentive to try to keep playing if I get tired of the game.

I think I've seen that run, VVVVVV is also a semi-popular speedrunning game, so the record is really good. But for YHTWTG, there's only three runners I know of and none run the game regularly, and that means nobody really good has taken the game and done amazing things with it. Which is a shame - I actually think it's a really good speedrunning games - there's timesavers and the like right from about 10 seconds in, and there's pretty constant action with the breaks being generally no longer than ~10 seconds. The tricks are also not too hard to learn - there's one trick towards the end which has about a two frame window, but if you fail it you only lose a few seconds and get another try immediately (or you can skip it going the long way and lose ~10 seconds)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Tables on September 17, 2013, 07:15:08 pm
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/50ef07d6a1d08be792886c70f715285b/tumblr_mt6j2vy2B31r3o0ulo1_500.jpg)

Is this true?   :o

It sounds pretty unbelievable to me. Like doesn't your skin shed itself pretty often anyway? I'm not that hot on my biology so I'm not certain, but yeah, I wouldn't have thought it would be that long for a cut to fully heal.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: eHalcyon on September 17, 2013, 07:18:48 pm
OK I went and searched a bit and found this:

http://beranger.org/2013/09/16/yet-another-pseudo-scientific-fact/
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Tables on September 18, 2013, 09:11:20 am
Dear theory,

I think I should become a moderator or site admin. Here's what I would bring to the site

Drastically cut down on spam: By banning, say, half of all members at random, spam should be reduced by about 1/2.

Reverse occupy the Random Stuff Thread: Right now, 99% of the users control that thread. I propose we lock it and make it moderator only, so we can be the 1% again

Give the non-mafia games their rightful place as the topmost board on the forum: No explanation needed

Become the best Dominion player on the site: Probably by trying to get better at the game for an hour or two, and if that fails, just banning everyone above me on the leaderboard.

Add Americanisations onto an autocorrect list: For the benefit of my other UK board users (except Rabid, TINAS and Jack Rudd since they're probably getting banned by the above - sorry). We're sick of seeing you spell colour without the u, and throwing z's into every other word. Would be mandatory so you can finally learn some proper grammar.

Improve the site layout by providing extra skin colours: I'm probably going for bright green and bright yellow to best compliment the current blue skin.

Anyway as you can hopefully see I would bring a new and unique dynamic to the site. I look forward to you accepting my application.

Kind regards,

Tables.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: jonts26 on September 18, 2013, 09:30:58 am
Improve the site layout by providing extra skin colours

I didn't read your whole post but colors is the correct spelling of that pluralization.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: SirPeebles on September 18, 2013, 09:38:25 am
and throwing z's into every other word

I'm sorry, I have never heard of z's.  Perhaps you meant z's?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: greatexpectations on September 18, 2013, 09:39:14 am
Improve the site layout by providing extra skin colours

I didn't read your whole post but colors is the correct spelling of that pluralization.

i will also accept the spelling 'colorz' in this case.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Thisisnotasmile on September 18, 2013, 09:51:49 am
Add Americanisations onto an autocorrect list: For the benefit of my other UK board users

You gained my full support here.

Quote
(except Rabid, TINAS and Jack Rudd since they're probably getting banned by the above - sorry).

And lost it here.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: theory on September 18, 2013, 09:56:50 am
Pfft.  What do the British know about English.  How do you trust a nation that thinks Leicester and Chomondeley have only two syllables each?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: jonts26 on September 18, 2013, 10:16:00 am
Pfft.  What do the British know about English.  How do you trust a nation that thinks Leicester and Chomondeley have only two syllables each?

That's why I don't trust people from Massachusetts. Worcester. Really?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on September 18, 2013, 10:32:37 am
Pfft.  What do the British know about English.  How do you trust a nation that thinks Leicester and Chomondeley have only two syllables each?

Brits secretly like the French, it's why they have all those weird silent letters.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Tables on September 18, 2013, 10:37:35 am
Pfft.  What do the British know about English.  How do you trust a nation that thinks Leicester and Chomondeley have only two syllables each?

I can't imagine a pronounciation of Leicester that has not two syllables. Like, what do you say? Lay-ses-ter? Lie-ses-ter? I've not heard of Chomondeley so I can't comment on that, I would probably try and pronounce it Chom-on-del-lee.

Also theory I think you forgot to make me a mod.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kuildeous on September 18, 2013, 10:38:43 am
I haven't read anything Dominion-related on here in several months. I only frequent the Miscellaneous forums, like forum games and random threads. I read more in the Other Board Games forum than I do in the Dominion forums.

Does this make me a bad person?

Also, I played Guild this week for the first time, despite buying it at Origins.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on September 18, 2013, 10:49:56 am
Pfft.  What do the British know about English.  How do you trust a nation that thinks Leicester and Chomondeley have only two syllables each?

I can't imagine a pronounciation of Leicester that has not two syllables. Like, what do you say? Lay-ses-ter? Lie-ses-ter?

lie-ches-ter

laɪ-tʃe-tɝɹ

Edit: better IPA.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Titandrake on September 19, 2013, 01:34:55 am
I've literally lost over 600 points on my Goko rating through bad play, decisions, and inactivity, and it's really irritating, because every game I can see the turn where I messed it up and it's stuff I should have known better than to do.

Oddly enough this hasn't carried over to Gokodom, where I'm doing far better than I should be doing.

So I have no idea what's going on.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: StrongRhino on September 19, 2013, 05:18:41 pm
Happy Talk Like A Pirate Day!
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: mail-mi on September 19, 2013, 05:20:53 pm
Happy Talk Like A Pirate Day!
Yar.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kuildeous on September 20, 2013, 04:01:04 pm
There simply are not that many relevant images that come up when you Google "Cookie Monster Godzilla."

I can't help but think this reflects a major failing in our society.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Titandrake on September 21, 2013, 06:16:04 am
I found out about this album (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWiQCxdcR8Q), which is a series of metal arrangements for one of the Touhou game's soundtrack, of which each arrangement borrows/pays tribute to a lot of Western bands the group is fans off. (I've heard this is actually fairly common in the arranging world.)

The transitions are a little rough, but this is now one of my favorite song collections.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on September 21, 2013, 03:46:20 pm
How the hell did I get this in the wrong thread?

From the TMI Department: Continue at your own risk...

That strange moment when your toddler is having constipation troubles, and your wife quotes Austin Powers to you.  "Who does Number Two work for?"
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kuildeous on September 23, 2013, 09:38:48 am
That strange moment when your toddler is having constipation troubles, and your wife quotes Austin Powers to you.  "Who does Number Two work for?"

Sounds like an awesome wife to me.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: AHoppy on September 23, 2013, 10:09:41 am
Nope, I am #800
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: WalrusMcFishSr on September 23, 2013, 10:11:04 am
No, I'M Spartacus!
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on September 23, 2013, 10:13:33 am
I'm Brian, and so's my wife!
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Tables on September 23, 2013, 09:42:19 pm
I realised earlier today that I miss having Qvist in the community. Qvist, if you're reading this, know that we want you back. And this isn't just a thinly veiled attempt to get extra respect
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kuildeous on September 24, 2013, 03:47:09 pm
One of my friends admitted that she didn't like Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog. I may have to unfriend her.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: WalrusMcFishSr on September 24, 2013, 05:57:53 pm
I felt that this probably didn't deserve it's own thread:

1.) I really like Super Mario World! It's one my favorite Mario games for sure (Super Mario 3 is a close contender), and probably one of my favorite games of all time. Of course part of the reason for this is that they were definitive games of my childhood, but I still think they're pretty objectively high-quality.

2.) I also like stupid computer projects! You may know this about me by now.

3.) Combining these two interests, I created a "mod" or "level pack" of sorts for SMW! This was a few years ago, but I dug it up in my files just now and I thought I'd post it here. Maybe somebody else will find it intriguing! You'll need an SNES ROM emulator of some kind (I use ZSNES (http://www.zsnes.com/) personally) in order to play, and a game controller is recommended.

Some notes:
1.) These levels are pretty ridiculous. Some of them require dexterity, others cleverness, others an arcane willingness to experiment with the fundamental laws of nature. Some of them are just downright odd. All of them however are personally tested and solvable. You might want to use save states though haha

2.) Because of this, all levels in the game start out unlocked, so you can just browse through them. The levels are presented linearly in approximately the order that they were created, so you can see my technique develop. There are levels up through the beginning of Chocolate Island ("Kaizo Homage" is the last level), so just keep trying to move different directions and you should be able to walk through even if a level is incomplete. In particular, after the first map screen, you can walk north through the lake to proceed.

3.) There's an odd vulgarity thrown in here or there...one F-word and one B-word in the level titles from what I remember. A relic of my devil-may-care college days. If you're really offended by anything...I'm sorry.

4.) The first level "This is Cheating" shows you all the things that you are theoretically not allowed to do in order to beat my other levels, even though they are possible. Honestly though, this is just because of oversights I had made when creating the levels initially, so if you find a simpler solution to any of these than go for it. However if you want the full experience you'll want to refrain from this prohibited behavior.

5.) If you only look at one level, I would recommend "Into the Black Hole", on the second map screen in the middle of the lake. It took me ages to figure out how to get the blocks to work like that. "Shrieking Madness" has a certain stark beauty to it. The level "Sky Captain" has only been completed once ever, by me. If you can finish it and provide evidence, I will personally mail you a Jimmy Dean breakfast sandwich as a prize.

6.) I was working on even more experimental things by messing with the assembly and hex code, including a power-up that lets you shoot fireballs that create and destroy bricks! But right around that time I got bored with this particular side project, so that ability is not incorporated in any of these levels unfortunately.

7.) Would you believe that the uncompressed file was 1 KB above the maximum attachment size for this forum?? I guess rules are rules. So here it is in a zip folder.

Let me know if you have any questions or feedback! Anybody else ever dabble in anything like this?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Dsell on September 24, 2013, 06:04:48 pm
If you can finish it and provide evidence, I will personally mail you a Jimmy Dean breakfast sandwich as a prize.

SO WORTH IT!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Tables on September 25, 2013, 08:56:53 am
I felt that this probably didn't deserve it's own thread:...
7.) Would you believe that the uncompressed file was 1 KB above the maximum attachment size for this forum?? I guess rules are rules. So here it is in a zip folder.

Let me know if you have any questions or feedback! Anybody else ever dabble in anything like this?

You really shouldn't upload ROMs, since they're illegal (even ROMhacks). It's much better to use a program like LunarIPS and create a patch, which people can then apply themselves if they have a copy of the relevant ROM (or find it on another site, if they need it). As an extra bonus a patch is usually only a few KBs, or less.

And yeah I dabble in ROMhacking. Well, more I dabble in the numbers. Nightmare based hacks, nothing sophisticated (yours sounds the same, although the program might be not Nightmare but something else similar). Mostly I take Fire Emblem games and make them harder.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: WalrusMcFishSr on September 25, 2013, 12:13:13 pm
Good point Tables...Move along, Internet coppers, nothing to see here...

I made it mostly using "Lunar Magic", a comprehensive editing program specifically for Super Mario World. I considered posting the patch for that instead, but I didn't think anybody would go through the hassle of setting it up.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: ashersky on September 28, 2013, 06:47:56 am
Roosters are leading at halftime.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: SirPeebles on September 28, 2013, 09:00:49 am
Roosters are leading at halftime.

Don't get too cocky.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: raerae on September 28, 2013, 12:03:47 pm
Roosters are leading at halftime.

Don't get too cocky.

This just killed me.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: eHalcyon on September 28, 2013, 11:49:09 pm
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/c9def16def0d5db732e1e23b1d0704bd/tumblr_mtsvw2K1uS1rogcuio1_500.gif)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: SirPeebles on September 29, 2013, 08:50:29 pm
The US state of Wyoming has only two escalators.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: StrongRhino on September 29, 2013, 09:33:34 pm
The US state of Wyoming has only two escalators.
No idea what this means, but I'm sure it be would hilarious if I did, so +1.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: heron on September 29, 2013, 10:43:57 pm
The US state of Wyoming has only two escalators.
No idea what this means, but I'm sure it be would hilarious if I did, so +1.

Do you live in Wyoming?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on September 30, 2013, 02:09:44 am
(http://i.imgur.com/7AjCQxO.png)

For the extremely small cross section of Doctor Who fans and parents of small children.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: StrongRhino on September 30, 2013, 07:41:13 am
The US state of Wyoming has only two escalators.
No idea what this means, but I'm sure it be would hilarious if I did, so +1.

Do you live in Wyoming?
No.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Voltaire on September 30, 2013, 01:00:32 pm
That is not Mr. Conductor.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kuildeous on September 30, 2013, 02:53:55 pm
Roosters are leading at halftime.

Don't get too cocky.

Ooh, your pun was just fowl.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Titandrake on September 30, 2013, 03:40:06 pm
The Binding of Isaac is pretty fun, in an exploration/learning about the game rules way. Maybe I'll try out Nethack sometime, except from my understanding Nethack runs take a lot longer than Isaac runs.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: AHoppy on September 30, 2013, 03:58:49 pm
The Binding of Isaac is pretty fun, in an exploration/learning about the game rules way. Maybe I'll try out Nethack sometime, except from my understanding Nethack runs take a lot longer than Isaac runs.
Ever play FTL?
The video game, not the person
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on September 30, 2013, 04:03:23 pm
The Binding of Isaac is pretty fun, in an exploration/learning about the game rules way. Maybe I'll try out Nethack sometime, except from my understanding Nethack runs take a lot longer than Isaac runs.

Nethack is a very special sort of game, insofar as it is an RPG that doesn't happen in real time.  It is also very, very unforgiving.  I strongly recommend not playing unspoiled, unless you get a kick out of that sort of thing.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on September 30, 2013, 04:05:57 pm
The Binding of Isaac is pretty fun, in an exploration/learning about the game rules way. Maybe I'll try out Nethack sometime, except from my understanding Nethack runs take a lot longer than Isaac runs.

Nethack is a very special sort of game, insofar as it is an RPG that doesn't happen in real time.  It is also very, very unforgiving.  I strongly recommend not playing unspoiled, unless you get a kick out of that sort of thing.

Hey, I played it unspoiled for ages and one time even made it to the Castle!  Soon after that I started looking on the wiki though...

I would actually suggest playing unspoiled for a fair bit of time, it keeps you from being overwhelmed.  When you feel like you have a good feel for the game (and all the controls, there are a LOT), you should start looking at spoilers if you choose.

Also, in the guidebook (I think), they say that "nethack" and "NetHack" are two acceptable ways of spelling it, but "Nethack" is NOT one.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: WalrusMcFishSr on September 30, 2013, 04:10:56 pm
NetHack is the greatest. I've sunk far, FAR too many hours into that game.

I'm working on a Roguelike of my own but who knows if it will ever see the light of day...
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on September 30, 2013, 04:14:52 pm
I have a file on alt.org in NetHack where I am destroying the dungeon.  I will leave EVERYTHING an empty lit whatever-square-it-is.  All monsters will be extinct as well.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: heron on September 30, 2013, 04:59:55 pm
Dungeon Crawl: Stone Soup is much better than NetHack, IMO.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: raerae on September 30, 2013, 06:46:22 pm
Watch out, fuzzy little dude.

http://imgur.com/gallery/IPD81sZ
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Titandrake on September 30, 2013, 08:56:57 pm
I'm semi-spoiled on NetHack, in that I have never played a game but I read a screenshot-based Let's Play that went from start to ascension, and I've read the TvTropes page for it.

I probably won't start it though, at least not until I know I have blocks of time I want to waste.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: ashersky on October 01, 2013, 12:23:10 am
Did anyone else pour their heart and soul into Amalur only to see Curt Schilling's game company go up in flames?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: shraeye on October 01, 2013, 11:43:21 am
Watch out, fuzzy little dude.

http://imgur.com/gallery/IPD81sZ
yes
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: theory on October 02, 2013, 11:39:03 am
I've never seen a supercar in this color but suddenly I wish all supercars were this color:

(http://i.imgur.com/GlUoxFn.jpg)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on October 02, 2013, 03:34:12 pm
Apparently one of my youtube videos that I've never linked to anywhere has gotten traffic from places other than youtube.

Somebody, somewhere, has.....
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Tables on October 02, 2013, 08:07:11 pm
I've never seen a supercar in this color but suddenly I wish all supercars were this color:

[Car]

My goodness that car is ugly. Colour is decent, but ugh, that design.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Archetype on October 02, 2013, 08:14:47 pm
Those rearview mirror flags though.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: WalrusMcFishSr on October 02, 2013, 11:25:41 pm
Yo, I found this game Manufactoria. Have you guys seen this?

http://www.kongregate.com/games/PleasingFungus/manufactoria

It's basically Turing Machines: The Game. Kind of maddening, but in a good sort of way, and I liked it so much I played through the whole thing. I thought that the algorithmically-minded crowd around here might appreciate it.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on October 03, 2013, 01:13:36 am
Yo, I found this game Manufactoria. Have you guys seen this?

http://www.kongregate.com/games/PleasingFungus/manufactoria

It's basically Turing Machines: The Game. Kind of maddening, but in a good sort of way, and I liked it so much I played through the whole thing. I thought that the algorithmically-minded crowd around here might appreciate it.

Not nearly as good as the various stuff from Zachtronics:

http://www.kongregate.com/games/krispykrem/the-codex-of-alchemical-engineering
http://www.kongregate.com/games/krispykrem/kohctpyktop-engineer-of-the-people

And those are just his two free ones.  Spacechem is long and very well-done:

http://www.spacechemthegame.com/

I haven't yet played Ironclad Tactics, but all indications are that it's good.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: WalrusMcFishSr on October 03, 2013, 01:26:15 am
Yo, I found this game Manufactoria. Have you guys seen this?

http://www.kongregate.com/games/PleasingFungus/manufactoria

It's basically Turing Machines: The Game. Kind of maddening, but in a good sort of way, and I liked it so much I played through the whole thing. I thought that the algorithmically-minded crowd around here might appreciate it.

Not nearly as good as the various stuff from Zachtronics:

http://www.kongregate.com/games/krispykrem/the-codex-of-alchemical-engineering
http://www.kongregate.com/games/krispykrem/kohctpyktop-engineer-of-the-people

And those are just his two free ones.  Spacechem is long and very well-done:

http://www.spacechemthegame.com/

I haven't yet played Ironclad Tactics, but all indications are that it's good.

Haha yeah I played SpaceChem too! Also a brilliant game. That's how I discovered this.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on October 03, 2013, 06:20:05 pm
Does anybody here know how to consistently sing in falsetto?  Mine Mint only works half the time.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: eHalcyon on October 03, 2013, 06:29:02 pm
Does it have to sound good? ;)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on October 03, 2013, 06:37:31 pm
Does it have to sound good? ;)

Um, somewhat-ish?  I at least need to stay on the same note, something that fails when my voice is too warmed up (it's weird, when my voice isn't warmed up at all, I can't do it, when it's somewhat warmed up it's the best, and when it's fully warmed up I can't do it or it keeps on changing notes).
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Dsell on October 03, 2013, 06:42:25 pm
Does anybody here know how to consistently sing in falsetto?  Mine Mint only works half the time.

What do you mean it only works half the time? Like, half the time no sound comes out, or half the time you can't, I guess for lack of a better term, "remember" how to go into your falsetto? Also, are you trying to hit extremely high notes, notes just above your usual range, or somewhere in the middle?

Ppe: ok, I see what you mean. Hmm. Maybe if you know you'll be using your falsetto, warm up with those notes too. Try to do similar exercises but like an octave up. Disclaimer: I'm not a professional or anything, but I do sing often, including with my falsetto.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on October 03, 2013, 06:58:12 pm
Does anybody here know how to consistently sing in falsetto?  Mine Mint only works half the time.

What do you mean it only works half the time? Like, half the time no sound comes out, or half the time you can't, I guess for lack of a better term, "remember" how to go into your falsetto? Also, are you trying to hit extremely high notes, notes just above your usual range, or somewhere in the middle?

Ppe: ok, I see what you mean. Hmm. Maybe if you know you'll be using your falsetto, warm up with those notes too. Try to do similar exercises but like an octave up. Disclaimer: I'm not a professional or anything, but I do sing often, including with my falsetto.

By "warm-up" I mean just singing a bunch.  After I sing a bunch, my normal voice can manage to get a bit higher.  But then my falsetto usually doesn't work.  It gets restarted the next day.  It's fine if you can't help me, I'm just trying to clarify.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on October 03, 2013, 07:50:23 pm
Does anybody here know how to consistently sing in falsetto?  Mine Mint only works half the time.

Be Freddy Mercury.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on October 03, 2013, 07:52:02 pm
I feel amazing because I completely stopped your guys' Mint/Mine jokes by incorporating it in there in the first place.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: WalrusMcFishSr on October 03, 2013, 07:57:30 pm
Just make your vocal cords go like this:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3c/Vocal_fold_falsett_animated.gif)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on October 03, 2013, 08:54:13 pm
Why do onions hate us so much they make us cry?


(Can anyone guess what I was just doing?)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: eHalcyon on October 03, 2013, 09:56:27 pm
Why do onions hate us so much they make us cry?


(Can anyone guess what I was just doing?)

Beating up vegetables?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Awaclus on October 04, 2013, 06:32:54 am
Does anybody here know how to consistently sing in falsetto?  Mine Mint only works half the time.
Speaking of Mint, I've found that drinking mint tea before singing helps with singing in falsetto. I pretty much always can start singing in falsetto, but sometimes it starts sounding bad after a while and mint tea delays this effect. Maybe the effect is purely psychological, but it still works. At least half the time.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: SirPeebles on October 04, 2013, 09:31:17 am
Does anybody here know how to consistently sing in falsetto?  Mine Mint only works half the time.
Speaking of Mint, I've found that drinking mint tea before singing helps with singing in falsetto. I pretty much always can start singing in falsetto, but sometimes it starts sounding bad after a while and mint tea delays this effect. Maybe the effect is purely psychological, but it still works. At least half the time.

So half the time, you are able to sing for an above average length of time?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on October 04, 2013, 10:28:38 am
Does anybody here know how to consistently sing in falsetto?  Mine Mint only works half the time.
Speaking of Mint, I've found that drinking mint tea before singing helps with singing in falsetto. I pretty much always can start singing in falsetto, but sometimes it starts sounding bad after a while and mint tea delays this effect. Maybe the effect is purely psychological, but it still works. At least half the time.

So half the time, you are able to sing for an above average length of time?

The placebo effect: helping people ignore statistics since humans first formed tribes and elevated medicine men who said "Here, chew this bark."
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: eHalcyon on October 04, 2013, 03:56:57 pm
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/17896d446b18eaab9fd4c07d1b0e1ea8/tumblr_mtj3oz164M1rephako1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: liopoil on October 04, 2013, 04:08:33 pm
source?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: eHalcyon on October 04, 2013, 04:28:11 pm
source?

Did you try coming up with the answers?
1) Never----
2) Going----
3) To-------
4) Give-----
5) You-----
6) Up------
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: liopoil on October 04, 2013, 04:30:08 pm
well yeah, I did get the answers. I didn't think of them like a sentence though...
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on October 04, 2013, 04:32:33 pm
Here's (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ) the source.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: eHalcyon on October 04, 2013, 04:33:26 pm
Here's (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ) the source.

I should have thought of that.  ::)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: liopoil on October 04, 2013, 04:43:49 pm
oh wow. I only just got it. That was a good one.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: SirPeebles on October 04, 2013, 05:51:14 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/bLcB9Xw.png)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on October 04, 2013, 06:19:20 pm
I remember when my math would have me complete the square to solve equations.  That took forever.  Then they were saying how you could complete the square to the generic form of a quadratic equation to make the quadratic formula.  Way easier to use.

There was another type of question that was taking me ages to do, finding the distance from a point to a line.  They told me to find the line perpendicular to the original line going through the point, finding the point they intersect at, then use the distance formula to find the distance.  I was thinking, why not do the same thing for this as completing the square?  I thought it wouldn't take too long, and to show how long it took, I will put it here:

Equation for line:
y1 = ax1 + b1, point: (x, y) (as per Table's suggestion, I am renaming these x's and y's)

Equation of perpendicular line:
y1 = -x1/a + b2 (b2 is equal to y + x/a, but my original notes didn't insert it until later, so that's what I'll do here.)

Solving for x1:
ax1 + b1 = -x1/a + b2
x1 = a(b2 - b1)/(a2 + 1)

Now let's replace b2 with y+x/a (and call b1 b now):
a(y + x/a - b)/(a2 + 1)
(ay + x - ab)/(a2 + 1)

So, y1 is x1 times a, + b:
((ay + x - ab)/(a2 + 1))(a) + b
(a2y + ax - a2b) + a2b + b
(a2y + ax + b)/(a2 + 1)

Now, let's put this into the distance formula:
sqrt(((ay + x - ab)/(a2 + 1) - x)2 + ((a2y + ax + b)/(a2 + 1) - y)2)

Now, let's simplify that a bit, taking the x part:
(ay + x - ab)/(a2 + 1) - x
ay + x - ab - a2x - x
(a2x + ay - ab)/(a2 + 1)

And the y part:
(a2y + ax + b)/(a2 + 1) - y
a2y + ax + b - a2y - y
(ax + b - y)/(a2 + 1)

So, squaring and adding these:
((a2x + ay - ab)/(a2 + 1))2 + ((ax + b - y)/(a2 + 1))2
((a2x + ay - ab)/(a2 + 1))2
a2y2 - 2a2by - 2a3xy + a2b2 + a3xb + a4x2
((ax + b - y)/(a2 + 1))2
a2x2 + 2abx - 2axy + b2 - 2by + y2
(I'm rearranging this for the ease of future simplification)
a4x2 + a2x2 + 2a3bx + 2abx - 2a3xy - 2axy - 2a2by - 2by + a2b2 + b2 + a2y2 + y2

Now, at this point, I couldn't find a way to simplify it further.  I put it in wolframalpha to figure out the simplest form of it.  After I figured that out, I realized how to simplify it.  First, factor all this:

a2x2(a2 + 1) + 2abx(a2 + 1) - 2axy(a2 + 1) - 2by(a2 + 1) + b2(a2 + 1) + y2(a2 + 1)

Factor out the (a2 + 1)

(a2 + 1)(a2x2 + 2abx - 2axy - 2by + b2 + y2)

If you paid attention, the second term here is the same as the square of the numerator of y1, so it turns into this:

(a2 + 1)(ax + b - y)2

Putting this back into the original equation gives us this:

sqrt(((a2 + 1)(ax + b - y)2)/(a2 + 1)2)
(sqrt(a2 + 1))(ax + b - y)/(a2 + 1)
(ax + b - y)/sqrt(a2 + 1)

EDIT: so, you need to take the absolute value of either the numerator of this or the whole answer, whichever you feel like.


So yay, a formula for the distance from a point to a line.  This is way easier than the long method.  I think I deserve extra math points for figuring this out on paper, and not making any mistakes.  And, the sad thing is, this is probably pretty easy compared to more advanced stuff...
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Tables on October 04, 2013, 08:18:52 pm
So yay, a formula for the distance from a point to a line.  This is way easier than the long method.  I think I deserve extra math points for figuring this out on paper, and not making any mistakes.  And, the sad thing is, this is probably pretty easy compared to more advanced stuff...

Nicely done. I once did the same thing for finding the generic quadratic of the form y=ax2+bx+c which went through three given points (all having different x values). That one took a little while, I ended up sitting at my cousin's 18th birthday party scrawling notes on the back of a paper plate as I worked it out, but I did get it to work. I'm sure with my improved knowledge of maths nowadays I could simply my solution.

Things like this are an excercise in putting together what you know into an interesting application. What you've found would be extremely useful in, for example, programming, where such a formula would be how a computer program finds such a distance. But compared to advanced mathematics they don't even properly compare. This is an application of (relatively) basic ideas, while higher level maths is much more about developing ideas into more complex methods. Of course, you can and should still do the same things there - using those more advanced methods, generalising and making interesting theorems and ideas from them.

I would recommend in the future, that you always avoid labelling things with the same variable if possible. So calling your first equation y = ax + b, call the point (u,v). Then your second (perpendicular) equation becomes y = -x/a + v + u/a, and there's no confusion, right from the start.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: SirPeebles on October 04, 2013, 09:18:30 pm
Suppose you'd like to find a parabola passing through (a,u), (b,v), and (c,w) where a, b, and c are distinct.

We do this by writing our parabola as a sum of three other parabolas y = y1 + y2 + y3, where the latter parabolas pass through the following points

y1:  (a,u)   (b,0)   (c,0)
y2:  (a,0)   (b,v)   (c,0)
y3:  (a,0)   (b,0)   (c,w)

Let's start with y1.  We can get a parabola passing through (b,0) and (c,0) by just taking (x-b)(x-c).  Now to get it through (a,u) we just need to rescale it to take on the value u at x=a.

y1 = u*[ (x-b)(x-c) ]/[ (a-b)(a-c) ]

Then do the same for the other two:

y2 = v*[ (x-a)(x-c) ]/[ (b-a)(b-c) ]
y3 = w*[ (x-a)(x-b) ]/[ (c-a)(c-b) ]
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on October 04, 2013, 10:51:29 pm
So yay, a formula for the distance from a point to a line.  This is way easier than the long method.  I think I deserve extra math points for figuring this out on paper, and not making any mistakes.  And, the sad thing is, this is probably pretty easy compared to more advanced stuff...

Nicely done. I once did the same thing for finding the generic quadratic of the form y=ax2+bx+c which went through three given points (all having different x values). That one took a little while, I ended up sitting at my cousin's 18th birthday party scrawling notes on the back of a paper plate as I worked it out, but I did get it to work. I'm sure with my improved knowledge of maths nowadays I could simply my solution.

Isn't that the quadratic formula?  My math book explained the whole way of doing that then made me do it for several lessons afterwards...

Also, I didn't think about that for the x and y.  That's a good idea.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Tables on October 04, 2013, 11:24:17 pm
So yay, a formula for the distance from a point to a line.  This is way easier than the long method.  I think I deserve extra math points for figuring this out on paper, and not making any mistakes.  And, the sad thing is, this is probably pretty easy compared to more advanced stuff...

Nicely done. I once did the same thing for finding the generic quadratic of the form y=ax2+bx+c which went through three given points (all having different x values). That one took a little while, I ended up sitting at my cousin's 18th birthday party scrawling notes on the back of a paper plate as I worked it out, but I did get it to work. I'm sure with my improved knowledge of maths nowadays I could simply my solution.

Isn't that the quadratic formula?  My math book explained the whole way of doing that then made me do it for several lessons afterwards...

Also, I didn't think about that for the x and y.  That's a good idea.

No, the quadratic formula is basically reverse engineering parabolas - in a parabola, you take x and it ouputs a y. With the quadratic formula by tweaking the c value (assuming you use y=ax2+bx+c, you effectively input y and it outputs the x values (if any exist*) which give that y. This is about creating a new equation just given a few points.

*Assuming you're working with real numbers, otherwise things let a little more fun.

Suppose you'd like to find a parabola passing through (a,u), (b,v), and (c,w) where a, b, and c are distinct.

We do this by writing our parabola as a sum of three other parabolas y = y1 + y2 + y3, where the latter parabolas pass through the following points

y1:  (a,u)   (b,0)   (c,0)
y2:  (a,0)   (b,v)   (c,0)
y3:  (a,0)   (b,0)   (c,w)

Let's start with y1.  We can get a parabola passing through (b,0) and (c,0) by just taking (x-b)(x-c).  Now to get it through (a,u) we just need to rescale it to take on the value u at x=a.

y1 = u*[ (x-b)(x-c) ]/[ (a-b)(a-c) ]

Then do the same for the other two:

y2 = v*[ (x-a)(x-c) ]/[ (b-a)(b-c) ]
y3 = w*[ (x-a)(x-b) ]/[ (c-a)(c-b) ]

This is amazing and awesome and also way simpler than the method I used (mine involved using the average slopes between different points in some way to find the value of a then worked from there somehow)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: WalrusMcFishSr on October 05, 2013, 12:12:43 am
This is directed at the user "pingpongsam":

Your name reminds me of the intro song to one of the Strong Bad emails where he sings, "My name is not Email Sam, ooh aah, so please don't call me Email Sam, ooh aah." It even works because your name isn't Email Sam. It's pingpongsam.

Just thought you should know.

http://youtu.be/APfE8HcKjnA?t=4s
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: ashersky on October 05, 2013, 09:52:30 am
Anyone here read Flatland?  Seems like a book f.dsers would like.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on October 05, 2013, 12:11:28 pm
Anyone here read Flatland?  Seems like a book f.dsers would like.

Oh yeah, I did, I liked it a lot.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Tables on October 05, 2013, 12:50:41 pm
Anyone here read Flatland?  Seems like a book f.dsers would like.

Yeah, it was interesting.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: mail-mi on October 05, 2013, 02:02:02 pm
Anyone here read Flatland?  Seems like a book f.dsers would like.
I watched it in math once.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: pingpongsam on October 05, 2013, 02:09:52 pm
This is directed at the user "pingpongsam":

Your name reminds me of the intro song to one of the Strong Bad emails where he sings, "My name is not Email Sam, ooh aah, so please don't call me Email Sam, ooh aah." It even works because your name isn't Email Sam. It's pingpongsam.

Just thought you should know.


That I randomly chose to read this thread and skipped to this page to see where it all went only to see this must mean something, right?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: shraeye on October 05, 2013, 03:08:22 pm
read 'Shape of Space' by Jeffery Weeks.  It's flatland-like
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: SirPeebles on October 05, 2013, 03:11:18 pm
read 'Shape of Space' by Jeffery Weeks.  It's flatland-like

Is it still a satirical piece of social commentary, or is just some geeky geometry thing?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: shraeye on October 05, 2013, 03:14:42 pm
read 'Shape of Space' by Jeffery Weeks.  It's flatland-like

Is it still a satirical piece of social commentary, or is just some geeky geometry thing?
Nope, just math; I wrote a knot theory thesis about some of his thinkings.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: shraeye on October 06, 2013, 10:49:20 am
Yo, I found this game Manufactoria. Have you guys seen this?

http://www.kongregate.com/games/PleasingFungus/manufactoria

It's basically Turing Machines: The Game. Kind of maddening, but in a good sort of way, and I liked it so much I played through the whole thing. I thought that the algorithmically-minded crowd around here might appreciate it.
I got a question about this.  I'm working on my programs, cool and good.  I succeed from time to time.  When I fail, the program gives me a clear indication of precisely the type of string I'm judging incorrectly.  However...when I succeed, the program shows me a single bot moving around, but gives like 3 or more ticker-tapes that I'm 'reading'.  It seems to only follow the first.  What the hell are the second/third guys about?  What is the Simon Says symbol that jumps from tape to tape?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Asper on October 06, 2013, 12:01:43 pm
well yeah, I did get the answers. I didn't think of them like a sentence though...

I did both, but my sentence didn't make much sense because i used "leaving" as "coming"'s antonym...
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: WalrusMcFishSr on October 06, 2013, 12:26:47 pm
Yo, I found this game Manufactoria. Have you guys seen this?

http://www.kongregate.com/games/PleasingFungus/manufactoria

It's basically Turing Machines: The Game. Kind of maddening, but in a good sort of way, and I liked it so much I played through the whole thing. I thought that the algorithmically-minded crowd around here might appreciate it.
I got a question about this.  I'm working on my programs, cool and good.  I succeed from time to time.  When I fail, the program gives me a clear indication of precisely the type of string I'm judging incorrectly.  However...when I succeed, the program shows me a single bot moving around, but gives like 3 or more ticker-tapes that I'm 'reading'.  It seems to only follow the first.  What the hell are the second/third guys about?  What is the Simon Says symbol that jumps from tape to tape?

It might just be one tape that wraps around to the next line? There's only one robot tested at a time, but sometimes the input tape is too long to fit in one row. The multicolored symbol just indicates the current position of the writer head. Maybe I'm misunderstanding you.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: SirPeebles on October 06, 2013, 11:15:05 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/EHfVzEX.jpg)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Dsell on October 06, 2013, 11:18:49 pm
I am normally pretty strong with grammar rules, but writing the following threw me for a loop, and I still have no idea if it's correct:

"Quick to undermine others' confidence in their reads"

Obviously it's a fragment, but if it were part of a sentence ("He was quick to undermine others' confidence in their reads."), would it be correct/read properly?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: SirPeebles on October 06, 2013, 11:24:20 pm
I am normally pretty strong with grammar rules, but writing the following threw me for a loop, and I still have no idea if it's correct:

"Quick to undermine others' confidence in their reads"

Obviously it's a fragment, but if it were part of a sentence ("He was quick to undermine others' confidence in their reads."), would it be correct/read properly?

I don't understand what it is trying to say.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Dsell on October 06, 2013, 11:31:57 pm
I am normally pretty strong with grammar rules, but writing the following threw me for a loop, and I still have no idea if it's correct:

"Quick to undermine others' confidence in their reads"

Obviously it's a fragment, but if it were part of a sentence ("He was quick to undermine others' confidence in their reads."), would it be correct/read properly?

I don't understand what it is trying to say.

It's from a mafia game, I always forget that the terminology is somewhat specific! Replace "reads" with "opinions."

I would also say you could replace "others'" with something but that's part of the crux of my confusion.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: eHalcyon on October 07, 2013, 01:33:54 am
I think it's correct, but it does sound a bit weird.  You can easily rewrite it though:

"He was quick to undermine the confidence that others had in their reads."
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kuildeous on October 07, 2013, 10:23:49 am
I baked my first lasagna last night. I feel pretty proud. I even did it from scratch. Well, mostly scratch. I had canned marinara sauce, and it's not like I made the cheese myself, but I did blend the cheeses together, and I seasoned the meat sauce using ground beef instead of Italian sausage.

Man, I knew that lasagna was a lot of work, but now I know firsthand. And it was expensive, but this batch will last us at least three meals. 

I'm just grateful for this little food processor. I would have been hours chopping up the garlic, onion, oregano, basil, and parsley. !
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Post by: SirPeebles on October 07, 2013, 10:27:06 am
Oh man, now I want to make lasagna so badly.  I really need to get myself a food processor.
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Post by: Eevee on October 07, 2013, 10:31:47 am
What's a food processor?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: pingpongsam on October 07, 2013, 10:42:19 am
It's like a blender with a flat bottom and blades allegedly better at mincing ingredients but in reality are just better at forming and rolling balls of the ingredients along the sides of the container.  Rarely is a food processor worth the cleanup time to actually use.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Dsell on October 07, 2013, 10:43:24 am
I baked my first lasagna last night. I feel pretty proud. I even did it from scratch. Well, mostly scratch. I had canned marinara sauce, and it's not like I made the cheese myself, but I did blend the cheeses together, and I seasoned the meat sauce using ground beef instead of Italian sausage.

Man, I knew that lasagna was a lot of work, but now I know firsthand. And it was expensive, but this batch will last us at least three meals. 

I'm just grateful for this little food processor. I would have been hours chopping up the garlic, onion, oregano, basil, and parsley. !

Did you make the pasta? I have always wanted to make my own pasta.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: pingpongsam on October 07, 2013, 10:50:04 am
I made pasta once, for ravioli. I have never since raised my eyebrows at nor complained about the prices of ravioli in restaurants.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on October 07, 2013, 10:55:02 am
It's like a blender with a flat bottom and blades allegedly better at mincing ingredients but in reality are just better at forming and rolling balls of the ingredients along the sides of the container.  Rarely is a food processor worth the cleanup time to actually use.

You need to buy a better food processor.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Eevee on October 07, 2013, 10:59:05 am
If it needs excessive cleaning, it's probably not my thing. Cleaning the cutting board often feels overwhelming to me.

I've made pasta once. It was a loooot of work. Like, way too much work for me to ever want to do it again.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: pingpongsam on October 07, 2013, 11:51:13 am
It's like a blender with a flat bottom and blades allegedly better at mincing ingredients but in reality are just better at forming and rolling balls of the ingredients along the sides of the container.  Rarely is a food processor worth the cleanup time to actually use.

You need to buy a better food processor.

I stopped trying to do that after 3 attempts. Knives are a better investment. Also, I have one of these (http://www.pamperedchef.com/images/product/resized/2585_product.jpg) to make quick work of mincing veggies.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: qmech on October 07, 2013, 11:51:39 am
We use lasagne with the "e" in the UK: Wiktionary tells me that in Italian it's the plural.  Apparently "lasagna" comes from the Latin lasanum "cooking pot".  I'm not sure I know a single food etymology that doesn't come from "cooking pot".

In Wales road signs have both English and Welsh place names.  A few years back a sign was produced that read, in Welsh, "I am out of the office until the end of August, please send all work for translation to ...".  This is the modern version of "Beware of the Bull" farm, when the early surveyors wrote down whatever they found painted on a board at the end of the track leading up to the farmhouse.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kuildeous on October 07, 2013, 12:10:08 pm
Did you make the pasta? I have always wanted to make my own pasta.

Alas, I did not. The pasta was store-bought. I had an uncomfortable moment where I set the pasta to boil and then realized that I forgot the marinara. So, the pasta just sat there after boiling. Fortunately, I did boil it with some oil in there, so the noodles did not stick together nearly as badly, but after sitting there for about an hour, it was definitely not ideal. I still made it work, and I had more pasta than I needed, so I was able to fill in any gaps when noodles got destroyed.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Thisisnotasmile on October 07, 2013, 12:57:39 pm
Did you make the pasta? I have always wanted to make my own pasta.

Alas, I did not. The pasta was store-bought. I had an uncomfortable moment where I set the pasta to boil and then realized that I forgot the marinara. So, the pasta just sat there after boiling. Fortunately, I did boil it with some oil in there, so the noodles did not stick together nearly as badly, but after sitting there for about an hour, it was definitely not ideal. I still made it work, and I had more pasta than I needed, so I was able to fill in any gaps when noodles got destroyed.

You put noodles in your lasagne?  :o
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kuildeous on October 07, 2013, 01:56:42 pm
Did you make the pasta? I have always wanted to make my own pasta.

Alas, I did not. The pasta was store-bought. I had an uncomfortable moment where I set the pasta to boil and then realized that I forgot the marinara. So, the pasta just sat there after boiling. Fortunately, I did boil it with some oil in there, so the noodles did not stick together nearly as badly, but after sitting there for about an hour, it was definitely not ideal. I still made it work, and I had more pasta than I needed, so I was able to fill in any gaps when noodles got destroyed.

You put noodles in your lasagne?  :o

Just the lasagna noodles. Big flat things with crimped edges. I had to separate them after sitting there for so long to lay them out. A few got torn in the process, but I was able to fill the gap with portions.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: shraeye on October 07, 2013, 02:15:39 pm
Yo, I found this game Manufactoria. Have you guys seen this?

http://www.kongregate.com/games/PleasingFungus/manufactoria

It's basically Turing Machines: The Game. Kind of maddening, but in a good sort of way, and I liked it so much I played through the whole thing. I thought that the algorithmically-minded crowd around here might appreciate it.
I got a question about this.  I'm working on my programs, cool and good.  I succeed from time to time.  When I fail, the program gives me a clear indication of precisely the type of string I'm judging incorrectly.  However...when I succeed, the program shows me a single bot moving around, but gives like 3 or more ticker-tapes that I'm 'reading'.  It seems to only follow the first.  What the hell are the second/third guys about?  What is the Simon Says symbol that jumps from tape to tape?
Yup, longer tapes are split into multiple lines.  No idea how I didn't see that before.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: SirPeebles on October 07, 2013, 02:20:13 pm
I've made my own pasta before.  It was fun to try, but it isn't worth doing regularly.  Lasagna noodles would be much easier though, since you just need large flat sheets.

I wouldn't use the food processor for the vegetable, just for making cheese.  I would soak cashews over night, then blend them with spices to make a veggie ricotta.  If I were feeling ambitious I would blend in some raw sauerkraut and allow it to ferment a few days.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Thisisnotasmile on October 07, 2013, 02:25:53 pm
Is pasta called noodles in America or am I being really dumb here? Lasagne is made with pasta, right? Like... it's named after the pasta it's made from?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: pingpongsam on October 07, 2013, 02:33:51 pm
All noodles used in an Italian context are called pasta. Linguine, Penne, Rigatoni, Spaghetti etc. noodles are all considered pasta.
Asiatic or otherwise decidedly not-Italian noodles are simply called noodles and are not pasta. Hokkien, Pho, Soba, Lo Mein, etc. are noodles that would not be referred to as pasta.

That is, all pasta uses noodles but not all noodles are found in pasta.

That is your American lesson for today.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kuildeous on October 07, 2013, 03:34:59 pm
I wouldn't use the food processor for the vegetable, just for making cheese.  I would soak cashews over night, then blend them with spices to make a veggie ricotta.  If I were feeling ambitious I would blend in some raw sauerkraut and allow it to ferment a few days.

I used our little food processor for the basil, oregano, parsley, onion, and garlic. I did have to use a rubber spatula to fully get those out of the bowl, but it wasn't a big deal. I used beaters for the cheese sauce, which also required a rubber spatula but only because I hate leaving stuff on the beaters. I used a mortar and pestle for the fennel seeds. That's more difficult than I thought it would be.

Luckily, I learned my valuable lesson before instead of after. The recipe called for four cloves of garlic. I bought four bulbs from the store. As I took one apart, I'm thinking, "Man, four is a lot. Hey, I wonder if these little chunks are technically cloves." A quick internet search later, and I quickly put the other three bulbs away. I even had to put away a few cloves. That would have been one surprising lesson if I didn't look that up.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Dsell on October 07, 2013, 03:47:08 pm
Oh man. I love garlic, but the distinction between a clove and a bulb is important.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: pingpongsam on October 07, 2013, 04:02:30 pm
I made the bulb/clove mistake way back when. The directions called for 1 clove and I used 1 bulb. That was the most garlic intense spinach-cheese dip EVER. I did eat it, though, because I am a garlic fiend.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Thisisnotasmile on October 07, 2013, 04:10:16 pm
http://www.worldgarliceatingcompetition.co.uk/

World champion ate 49 cloves in 5 minutes.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: pingpongsam on October 07, 2013, 04:19:40 pm
Sometime I fancy myself capable of some of these feats. I can eat a lot of chocolate real fast. I have been known to put down a pound in 30 minutes.

World Record?

2lbs in 6 minutes.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on October 07, 2013, 04:22:42 pm
My family gets garlic in a bunch of individual cloves anyway.  It's way easier that way.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: pingpongsam on October 07, 2013, 05:01:30 pm
I talked to a coworker the other day who had no idea you could peel bulbed garlic to get the same cloves you buy pre-peeled at the store.
My head swam for a while cogitating how removed we can be from our food.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on October 07, 2013, 07:17:46 pm
Oh, going back to my formula, it sometimes gives a negative answer.  Getting the absolute value of the numerator/the whole answer at the end works, but I'm not sure what caused it...
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: pingpongsam on October 07, 2013, 07:26:12 pm
Sue G.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on October 07, 2013, 09:56:06 pm
I talked to a coworker the other day who had no idea you could peel bulbed garlic to get the same cloves you buy pre-peeled at the store.
My head swam for a while cogitating how removed we can be from our food.

Where the hell does one get pre-peeled garlic?  I've seen pre-minced, but... wow.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: ConMan on October 07, 2013, 10:59:53 pm
I talked to a coworker the other day who had no idea you could peel bulbed garlic to get the same cloves you buy pre-peeled at the store.
My head swam for a while cogitating how removed we can be from our food.

Where the hell does one get pre-peeled garlic?  I've seen pre-minced, but... wow.
I've seen it in the supermarkets, but generally I've either been lazy enough to get the pre-minced or un-lazy enough to get the whole bulb, so I've never even thought of buying it.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Tables on October 07, 2013, 11:03:24 pm
Oh, going back to my formula, it sometimes gives a negative answer.  Getting the absolute value of the numerator/the whole answer at the end works, but I'm not sure what caused it...

Hmm... I'd need to look over the entire block of working, but most likely you performed a step without considering all possibilities - e.g. sqrt(x2) = x, instead of sqrt(x2) = x
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on October 08, 2013, 02:28:30 am
Oh, going back to my formula, it sometimes gives a negative answer.  Getting the absolute value of the numerator/the whole answer at the end works, but I'm not sure what caused it...

Now, let's simplify that a bit, taking the x part:
(ay + x - ab)/(a2 + 1) - x
ay + x - ab - a2x - x
(a2x + ay - ab)/(a2 + 1)

And the y part:
(a2y + ax + b)/(a2 + 1) - y
a2y + ax + b - a2y - y
(ax + b - y)/(a2 + 1)

In the top set of simplifications, you drop a (-), you should have:

(-a2x + ay - ab)/(a2 + 1)

But the main problem is you went through a ton of extra factoring steps... what I just wrote there is equal to:

= a(y - b - ax)/(a2 + 1)

Call that m (what you call the x part).  Then,

(ax + b - y)/(a2 + 1)

"The y part"; call this n.  Note that the bolded portions are additive opposites.

To simplify writing things, I'm going to call the distance (what we're looking for) d, and so

d2 = m2 + n2

OK, so let

k = ax + b - y
z = a2 + 1

Now, m = -ak/z, and n = k/z

m2 = a2k2/z2
n2 = k2/z2

d2 = m2 + n2 = a2k2/z2 + k2/z2

So

d2z2 = a2k2 + k2
d2z2 = (a2 + 1)k2
d2z2 = zk2
d2 = k2/z

d = abs(k/sqrt(z)) = abs((ax + b - y)/sqrt(a2 + 1))

----

Dropping that negative sign gives the same answer via squaring, I suspect, but it takes a lot more work.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Ozle on October 08, 2013, 10:59:40 am
Curtains!
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Galzria on October 08, 2013, 11:44:49 am
Curtains!

Whooosh!

Man, it's good to see your name pop up again.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: WanderingWinder on October 08, 2013, 07:41:35 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_W96wCck7U
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: mail-mi on October 08, 2013, 11:56:55 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/1391748_498630490236057_1731365668_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: theory on October 11, 2013, 08:59:47 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/cxjOqQv.gif)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Ozle on October 13, 2013, 05:29:41 pm

(http://0.media.todaysbigthing.cvcdn.com/91/31/8b2ba566b401cd24232c5cb0247526e7.jpg)

(http://2.media.todaysbigthing.cvcdn.com/72/70/c1a6a99d970c421d54d8a7e67842ba1d.jpg)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on October 13, 2013, 05:34:22 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/cxjOqQv.gif)

Seeing the square, I was wondering how to get a square wave, but realized you would have to use some non-euclidean geometry for that.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Ozle on October 13, 2013, 05:37:16 pm

Seeing the square, I was wondering how to get a square wave, but realized you would have to use some non-euclidean geometry for that.

(http://images.starpulse.com/pictures/2008/08/10/previews/Bill%20Gates-ASG-016915.jpg)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on October 13, 2013, 05:50:30 pm
I've been wasting a bunch of time on this: http://orteil.dashnet.org/cookieclicker/
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: SirPeebles on October 13, 2013, 05:51:01 pm

Seeing the square, I was wondering how to get a square wave, but realized you would have to use some non-euclidean geometry for that.

You would want to replace the blue square with a pair of (infinitely long) parallel lines.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on October 13, 2013, 05:52:31 pm

Seeing the square, I was wondering how to get a square wave, but realized you would have to use some non-euclidean geometry for that.

You would want to replace the blue square with a pair of (infinitely long) parallel lines.

I'm talking about making a normal polygon still.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: SirPeebles on October 13, 2013, 06:03:53 pm
I've been wasting a bunch of time on this: http://orteil.dashnet.org/cookieclicker/

This game is awesome.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: liopoil on October 13, 2013, 08:19:15 pm
I've been wasting a bunch of time on this: http://orteil.dashnet.org/cookieclicker/
oh man, me too...
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Awaclus on October 14, 2013, 02:50:55 am
I've been wasting a bunch of time on this: http://orteil.dashnet.org/cookieclicker/
I played it for three days, got bored when there were no new upgrades available. I don't think you can really call this a game, as there isn't a goal.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Titandrake on October 14, 2013, 03:30:30 am
I've been wasting a bunch of time on this: http://orteil.dashnet.org/cookieclicker/
I played it for three days, got bored when there were no new upgrades available. I don't think you can really call this a game, as there isn't a goal.

Whenever someone talks about Cookie Clicker, I always get reminded of this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cD69PAIqiYo)

Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: SirPeebles on October 14, 2013, 08:02:34 am
My computer went into sleep mode over night :(
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on October 14, 2013, 11:14:47 am
I've been wasting a bunch of time on this: http://orteil.dashnet.org/cookieclicker/
I played it for three days, got bored when there were no new upgrades available. I don't think you can really call this a game, as there isn't a goal.

Whenever someone talks about Cookie Clicker, I always get reminded of this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cD69PAIqiYo)


Amusingly that was done by someone a long, long time ago.  As The Kill Everyone Project.

http://qntm.org/tkep
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on October 14, 2013, 01:12:57 pm
My computer went into sleep mode over night :(

My brother turned off sleep mode just for it.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: SirPeebles on October 14, 2013, 01:19:01 pm
My computer went into sleep mode over night :(

My brother turned off sleep mode just for it.

I did that this morning.  I can't wait to see how many cookies I have when I get home.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Dsell on October 14, 2013, 01:34:20 pm
I don't understand the appeal of this "game" at all.






Yet here I am with 50 billion cookies and 20 antimatter compressors.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on October 14, 2013, 02:36:56 pm
I don't understand the appeal of this "game" at all.






Yet here I am with 50 billion cookies and 20 antimatter compressors.

I'm in the trillions, with around 40 antimatter compressors.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Ozle on October 14, 2013, 02:44:03 pm

Hah, I think I can beat that........My Score (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: SirPeebles on October 14, 2013, 03:02:56 pm
"Moist cookies."
-Grandma
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on October 14, 2013, 03:17:35 pm
"Moist cookies."
-Grandma

Just wait until later...

"We rise."
-Grandma
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: liopoil on October 14, 2013, 03:27:24 pm
I'm at almost 500 trillion cookies and 63 antimatter condensers... and I haven't turned off sleep mode.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on October 14, 2013, 03:28:32 pm
I'm at almost 500 trillion cookies and 63 antimatter condensers... and I haven't turned off sleep mode.

So you've hit the grandmapocolypse, right?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Dsell on October 14, 2013, 03:34:54 pm
I'm at almost 500 trillion cookies and 63 antimatter condensers... and I haven't turned off sleep mode.

So you've hit the grandmapocolypse, right?

I JUST researched One Mind...trying to decide whether to take the leap.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on October 14, 2013, 03:36:58 pm
I'm at almost 500 trillion cookies and 63 antimatter condensers... and I haven't turned off sleep mode.

So you've hit the grandmapocolypse, right?

I JUST researched One Mind...trying to decide whether to take the leap.

Just keep watching the background as you research more...
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Dsell on October 14, 2013, 03:40:05 pm
I'm at almost 500 trillion cookies and 63 antimatter condensers... and I haven't turned off sleep mode.

So you've hit the grandmapocolypse, right?

I JUST researched One Mind...trying to decide whether to take the leap.

Just keep watching the background as you research more...

Is it even worth it though??
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on October 14, 2013, 03:43:19 pm
I'm at almost 500 trillion cookies and 63 antimatter condensers... and I haven't turned off sleep mode.

So you've hit the grandmapocolypse, right?

I JUST researched One Mind...trying to decide whether to take the leap.

Just keep watching the background as you research more...

Is it even worth it though??

Those upgrades are worth a LOT.  With your bajillion grandma multipliers, each +1 base CpS gives you a lot.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: liopoil on October 14, 2013, 03:45:40 pm
I'm at almost 500 trillion cookies and 63 antimatter condensers... and I haven't turned off sleep mode.

So you've hit the grandmapocolypse, right?
hit AND ended it.

I'd go for it Dsell.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: SirPeebles on October 14, 2013, 03:46:47 pm
I'm at the same decision, Dsell.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on October 14, 2013, 03:47:01 pm
I'm at almost 500 trillion cookies and 63 antimatter condensers... and I haven't turned off sleep mode.

So you've hit the grandmapocolypse, right?
hit AND ended it.

I'd go for it Dsell.

Did you use the Elder Pledge or the Elder Covenant?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: liopoil on October 14, 2013, 03:49:21 pm
I'm at almost 500 trillion cookies and 63 antimatter condensers... and I haven't turned off sleep mode.

So you've hit the grandmapocolypse, right?
hit AND ended it.

I'd go for it Dsell.

Did you use the Elder Pledge or the Elder Covenant?
pledge. Yes, I know it ends, but renewing it over and over again is cheaper than the -5% cps from the Covenant.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Dsell on October 14, 2013, 03:50:39 pm
I did it! I just got my first red cookie.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: liopoil on October 14, 2013, 03:51:29 pm
I did it! I just got my first red cookie.
did you click on it?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Dsell on October 14, 2013, 03:52:44 pm
I did it! I just got my first red cookie.
did you click on it?

Yep! It was Lucky! (And so was I, I'm sure.)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on October 14, 2013, 03:55:54 pm
I'm at almost 500 trillion cookies and 63 antimatter condensers... and I haven't turned off sleep mode.

So you've hit the grandmapocolypse, right?
hit AND ended it.

I'd go for it Dsell.

Did you use the Elder Pledge or the Elder Covenant?
pledge. Yes, I know it ends, but renewing it over and over again is cheaper than the -5% cps from the Covenant.

It costs 4 trillion after a while...
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Dsell on October 14, 2013, 04:03:45 pm
I did it! I just got my first red cookie.
did you click on it?

Yep! It was Lucky! (And so was I, I'm sure.)

Got another one! Elder Frenzy. THAT was helpful.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: liopoil on October 14, 2013, 04:11:27 pm
I'm at almost 500 trillion cookies and 63 antimatter condensers... and I haven't turned off sleep mode.

So you've hit the grandmapocolypse, right?
hit AND ended it.

I'd go for it Dsell.

Did you use the Elder Pledge or the Elder Covenant?
pledge. Yes, I know it ends, but renewing it over and over again is cheaper than the -5% cps from the Covenant.

It costs 4 trillion after a while...
I know, it does now.

pledge lasts 1 hour. 1 hour is 3600 seconds.

My cps is 5.185 billion. the 5% of that I lose if I get the covenant is 295 million per second. 295 million times the 3600 seconds in an hour is 933 billion. so that is way less than the 4.3 trillion for the pledge. 3.4 trillion remains that I lose every time I renew the pledge. However, a lot of the time I don't care if I'm getting red cookies, because I'm doing something else and won't be clicking on them anyway. If I got the covenant, I would still be losing 5% cps in that period.

In addition, a lower cps reduces the amount I get from golden cookies. Each time I get a lucky! cookie I get 20 minutes worth of my cps, and each time I get a lucky! cookie during a frenzy I get 140 minutes worth of my cps. losing 5% of that hurts too.

So, I'm not certain that the pledge is more effecient, but I think it is. I also know that EVENTUALLY is will be more efficient, and I don't want to waste the 66+ trillion it takes to purchase and later get rid of the covenant.


I did it! I just got my first red cookie.
did you click on it?

Yep! It was Lucky! (And so was I, I'm sure.)

Got another one! Elder Frenzy. THAT was helpful.
Woah, I've never gotten that. what is it? might be something you can only get from red cookies, as I've only clicked on a red cookie a couple times.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Dsell on October 14, 2013, 04:15:41 pm
I did it! I just got my first red cookie.
did you click on it?

Yep! It was Lucky! (And so was I, I'm sure.)

Got another one! Elder Frenzy. THAT was helpful.
Woah, I've never gotten that. what is it? might be something you can only get from red cookies, as I've only clicked on a red cookie a couple times.

It multiplied my clicking by 666 for 13 seconds and it MAY have multiplied by cps by the same. I am not totally sure, but my cookies really jumped when I got it.

Edit: fixed wonky quoting
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: liopoil on October 14, 2013, 04:20:21 pm
With a golden cookie I've occasionally gotten one that multiplies cookies by clicking by 777 for 13 seconds, but does nothing to cps. I think it's called a clicking frenzy for that though...
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on October 14, 2013, 04:21:04 pm
I did it! I just got my first red cookie.
did you click on it?

Yep! It was Lucky! (And so was I, I'm sure.)

Got another one! Elder Frenzy. THAT was helpful.
Woah, I've never gotten that. what is it? might be something you can only get from red cookies, as I've only clicked on a red cookie a couple times.

It multiplied my clicking by 666 for 13 seconds and it MAY have multiplied by cps by the same. I am not totally sure, but my cookies really jumped when I got it.

There's a lot of spoilers here recently...

Golden cookies can multiply clicking by 777 for 7 seconds (and by 14 if you get the upgrade).  That one is REALLY good.  It's really rare, though.

PPE: Ninja'd
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: SirPeebles on October 14, 2013, 04:28:27 pm
I think that, on average, red cookies are better than golden cookies.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: liopoil on October 14, 2013, 04:29:52 pm
I think that, on average, red cookies are better than golden cookies.
whaaaat? no way. if that was the case, why would you want to end it?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Awaclus on October 14, 2013, 04:32:00 pm
Woah, I've never gotten that. what is it? might be something you can only get from red cookies, as I've only clicked on a red cookie a couple times.
It's CpS x666 for 6 seconds I think.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on October 14, 2013, 04:32:12 pm
I think that, on average, red cookies are better than golden cookies.

Golden Cookies always give x7 for 77 seconds, or things like that, while red cookies give x6 for 66 seconds or something like that.  Red cookies also can have bad effects (which I always seem to get...).  The only good thing about red cookies is that they have a bit better chance of being good.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on October 14, 2013, 04:32:28 pm
I think that, on average, red cookies are better than golden cookies.
whaaaat? no way. if that was the case, why would you want to end it?

The creepiness?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: SirPeebles on October 14, 2013, 04:34:07 pm
http://cookieclicker.wikia.com/wiki/Red_Cookie

Red Cookies have a much higher chance of starting a cookie chain, and can give you 666xcps

It has negative effects a little over half the time, though.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Qvist on October 14, 2013, 04:34:27 pm
I realised earlier today that I miss having Qvist in the community. Qvist, if you're reading this, know that we want you back. And this isn't just a thinly veiled attempt to get extra respect

 :'(  ;)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: liopoil on October 14, 2013, 04:43:01 pm
http://cookieclicker.wikia.com/wiki/Red_Cookie

Red Cookies have a much higher chance of starting a cookie chain, and can give you 666xcps

It has negative effects a little over half the time, though.
hah, I was just about to post that link too. here's the one to golden cookies: http://cookieclicker.wikia.com/wiki/Golden_Cookie

losing the chance of a frenzy really, really hurts later in the game. if you have 84,000 times your cps in the bank, and never go below that number, you get a ton of cookies from frenzy-lucky combos, which happen quite often actually.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: WalrusMcFishSr on October 14, 2013, 04:44:57 pm
So what are the killer strats for this game? Which buildings and upgrades are essential, and which are skippable? When should you sell your infrastructure? For example, let's say you were trying to rush to 1,000,000 cookies for the speed achievement, what's the best plan?

Also looking forward to getting home from work to see my accumulating cookie hoard ;)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: liopoil on October 14, 2013, 04:48:23 pm
I doubt any are ignorable... because they all get more pricy, eventually the one you are ignoring will be comparatively cheap and then worth it. Some are more helpful than others though...

Selling is probably never a good idea. You are going to end up re-purchasing them eventually, so what's the point?

also, my pledge just ran out, and I got a red cookie... because of this discussion I figured what the heck, I'll click on it... and I lost 3 trillion cookies...
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: SirPeebles on October 14, 2013, 04:52:57 pm
I doubt any are ignorable... because they all get more pricy, eventually the one you are ignoring will be comparatively cheap and then worth it. Some are more helpful than others though...

Selling is probably never a good idea. You are going to end up re-purchasing them eventually, so what's the point?

also, my pledge just ran out, and I got a red cookie... because of this discussion I figured what the heck, I'll click on it... and I lost 3 trillion cookies...

Which must be only 10 minutes worth of cookies, then?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Dsell on October 14, 2013, 04:55:10 pm
Achievement unlocked: How? ;D
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: liopoil on October 14, 2013, 04:55:45 pm
well, yeah. And then the next one was that elder frenzy, and it lasted 12 seconds because of the get lucky upgrade. okay, I can't complain at all.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Ozle on October 14, 2013, 06:38:19 pm
Why all the spoiler stuff?

(http://s23.postimg.org/4sbdvyr9n/cookie.jpg)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on October 14, 2013, 07:42:27 pm
Is that... 1.5 quintillion?  That is one hell of a lot of cookies.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on October 14, 2013, 07:51:36 pm
How did you get that much?

I wouldn't be surprised if it's cheating...
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: WalrusMcFishSr on October 14, 2013, 08:19:26 pm
For scale, 1.5 quintillion cookies would have about twice the mass of Phobos, the larger of Mars' two moons.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on October 14, 2013, 10:02:17 pm
I blame all of you for getting me into this.

However, suddenly I'm getting no golden cookies at all, as opposed to one every few seconds.  Bug?

Edit:   Oh it looks like the "golden cookie every 10 seconds" was the actual bug.  Well, I'll take the kick-start...
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: AHoppy on October 15, 2013, 05:51:32 am
....why do I continue to play?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: pingpongsam on October 15, 2013, 07:11:41 am
Selling is probably never a good idea. You are going to end up re-purchasing them eventually, so what's the point?

Incorrect, all of the speed achievements require shrewd selling strategies. The general gist is to buy infrastructure to get a certain cps+ then sell a % of that infrastructure to immediately buy a seriously upgraded infrastructure that produces a higher cps allowing the sold infrastructure to be replaced more quickly than you would have been able to simply wait for the lower infrastructure to produce the cookies needed for the higher infrastructure alone.

e.g. (all numbers just random guesses)
begin by buying 15 cursors and 15 grandmas for 1,000cps
sell 10 cursors and 5 grandmas and buy a portal for 3,000cps
buy back the 10 cursors and 5 grandmas with a much more quickly appreciating cookie bank

I think you sell at 50% of buy value.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: liopoil on October 15, 2013, 07:16:58 am
Hmmm, that does seem to work (and actuallly be a good idea even if not going for achievements). However, I think this is a bit of an edge case - it only helps early in the game, and probably only once or twice.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: liopoil on October 15, 2013, 07:19:36 am
And also, selling 10 cursors and 5 grandmas is not going to give you enough cookies for a portal... unless you've already spent a really long time getting cookies with your grandmas and cursors. probably optimal to buy farms/mines/factories at some point.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: pingpongsam on October 15, 2013, 08:34:01 am
And also, selling 10 cursors and 5 grandmas is not going to give you enough cookies for a portal... unless you've already spent a really long time getting cookies with your grandmas and cursors. probably optimal to buy farms/mines/factories at some point.

Yeah, the numbers are made up entirely as I disclaimed. I was simply making the point that you can sell to gain faster producing infrastructure in the early game and net far more cookies than waiting until you can afford to buy without selling.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: SirPeebles on October 15, 2013, 08:53:32 am
Hmmm, that does seem to work (and actuallly be a good idea even if not going for achievements). However, I think this is a bit of an edge case - it only helps early in the game, and probably only once or twice.

This seems like less of an edge case after last night's nerf to heavenly chips.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: jonts26 on October 15, 2013, 10:40:30 am
I recently gave up the cookie clicker addiction after getting every achievement, 500 heavenly chips and having 10's of quadrillions in the bank.

But if you guys want other pointless yet strangely addictive games, check out progress quest.

http://progressquest.com/
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: eHalcyon on October 15, 2013, 06:40:04 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/cxjOqQv.gif)

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/890dbb3579d662c3f85d63b092a01498/tumblr_mulcv7njoG1skjf3ro1_400.gif)

More here (http://moldylox.tumblr.com/post/63892023722/math-is-the-cooliest).
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: qmech on October 15, 2013, 07:05:07 pm
Those damn cookies are strangely compelling.  Thankfully I only lost part of this afternoon; the usual trick worked to get me off the hook:

Code: [Select]
for i in {1..100000}; do xdotool mousemove 200 400 click 1; done
If you're addicted and use Windows, I'm afraid it's beyond my powers to save you.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on October 15, 2013, 09:19:06 pm
More here (http://moldylox.tumblr.com/post/63892023722/math-is-the-cooliest).

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/f80ae83ab9f51471cdfdbcb0e29056fc/tumblr_mulcv7njoG1skjf3ro3_400.gif)

"And what you fail to realize is my ship is dragging mines!"
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: mail-mi on October 15, 2013, 09:23:00 pm
More here (http://moldylox.tumblr.com/post/63892023722/math-is-the-cooliest).

-img-

"And what you fail to realize is my ship is dragging mines!"
"And Mints! And a whole lot of other cards!"
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: ashersky on October 15, 2013, 10:29:45 pm
Those damn cookies are strangely compelling.  Thankfully I only lost part of this afternoon; the usual trick worked to get me off the hook:

Code: [Select]
for i in {1..100000}; do xdotool mousemove 200 400 click 1; done
If you're addicted and use Windows, I'm afraid it's beyond my powers to save you.

And it's also an app on iOS.  So you can slam your finger down over and over on the screen.  Definitely not as good as the browser version, though.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: michaeljb on October 16, 2013, 12:38:03 am
THE AVS AND BRONCOS ARE BOTH 6-0 YOU GUYS THIS IS AMAZING
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: eHalcyon on October 16, 2013, 08:16:30 pm
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/e829a18961367c45baf1c2dcbcea47a0/tumblr_mu9ubo1AHY1rhuwfao1_500.gif)

The dots are only moving in straight lines.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: pingpongsam on October 16, 2013, 09:51:10 pm
(https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRcNyuA9LdNe3th8M-BGH3POjaPwkKdvO98ekLy3LOl120sJUwMGQ)

(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR3Z5K7jyJwdSVh5JyrBj61dQXgqqqZvY0FruLurdc72PV3vebC)

(https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR8_nQ5JWNkvyh0DZ-jzv73SG1q1k_Kq0y8AhahWHoTEXNDsZUt3Q)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: pingpongsam on October 16, 2013, 09:55:35 pm
(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRYYCzZdl_One4a7BS-s7RuULsnu5KB0vrBAfc6bJ6BUpGRjbK-Xg)   (https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQoCRd0pDMoQUF5JA4eca1QenaL9UXSUKEl2yx3l32QJcLk_E7qIQ)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: pingpongsam on October 16, 2013, 09:58:34 pm
(https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSXS-4_6gClTa3EgRBW6oMN8t4LMtxUQ9hLrIecYQjdsTcRhTNb3A)   (https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSU2lACT3Fl5JhSaNF5uJ4f4v1co7hu7c0144c5cHCBKZaH5ij9zA)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Titandrake on October 17, 2013, 03:19:38 am
(http://i.imgur.com/7VRuwr4.png)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: pingpongsam on October 17, 2013, 03:17:04 pm
Quote
You may think your attack is full of grimness and storminess, but it is counter-mined by your obvious state of delusional dreaminess
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kuildeous on October 17, 2013, 03:31:02 pm
Tonight my wife gets her first tattoo. A severe arachnophobe, she is facing her fears by having a steampunk spider put on her body. Granted, it's on her back, so I guess "facing" is not correct, but still

And she did very well for standing inside a tattoo parlor called "Grimm's" during Halloween season.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: SirPeebles on October 19, 2013, 11:26:04 am
I finally got every achievement in Cookie Clicker.  The only Shadow Achievements I have so far are Hardcore and True Neverclick.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Tables on October 19, 2013, 06:07:27 pm
For some reason, I decided to play Cookie Cliker. It's now perpetually running in the background, or in the foreground as I do something else like playing Pokemon. I got Speed Baking I on my first play, is that normal? Seems pretty easy to get.

Perhaps it's because I'm a mathematician, but I made a spreadsheet to calculate stuff for me. At first I just input data and got some useful results on what was cost efficient, but then I added and added and now it pretty much tells me what to buy next (although it does use a few approximations, and doesn't realise that e.g. saving up for 2 hours to buy something isn't as good as upgrading something with a slightly lower efficiency but cheaper cost).
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: SirPeebles on October 19, 2013, 06:16:01 pm
For some reason, I decided to play Cookie Cliker. It's now perpetually running in the background, or in the foreground as I do something else like playing Pokemon. I got Speed Baking I on my first play, is that normal? Seems pretty easy to get.

Perhaps it's because I'm a mathematician, but I made a spreadsheet to calculate stuff for me. At first I just input data and got some useful results on what was cost efficient, but then I added and added and now it pretty much tells me what to buy next (although it does use a few approximations, and doesn't realise that e.g. saving up for 2 hours to buy something isn't as good as upgrading something with a slightly lower efficiency but cheaper cost).

I was really slow my first play through.  It was probably at least ten minutes before I realized you could buy cursors, grandmas etc.  I thought it was just a silly rating system. Then on my first reset I was going for True Neverclick, so I didn't even get my first cursor for a good ten or fifteen minutes.  I intend to at least get Speed Baking II next time I reset.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Tables on October 20, 2013, 07:21:40 am
Something fun I realised is that, due to upgrades to cursors, cookies and kittens, while each Farm might only increase my CPS by 80, the overall CPS increase is over 9000*

*Actually over 30,000, but you know, 9K sounds better.

Also, I've just had three clots in a row, followed by a ruin and then another clot. My resolve to not Pledge until after a Cookie Chain/Elder Frenzy/Clicking Frenzy is being tested, but I think that's still probably the best way of doing things.

Edit: And then another clot. According to the wiki and crunching some numbers, after getting a bad red cookie there's a 56.5% chance of getting something good after a bad cookie. Eh, I guess that's not too unreasonable.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on October 20, 2013, 11:00:07 am
Something fun I realised is that, due to upgrades to cursors, cookies and kittens, while each Farm might only increase my CPS by 80, the overall CPS increase is over 9000*

*Actually over 30,000, but you know, 9K sounds better.

Also, I've just had three clots in a row, followed by a ruin and then another clot. My resolve to not Pledge until after a Cookie Chain/Elder Frenzy/Clicking Frenzy is being tested, but I think that's still probably the best way of doing things.

Edit: And then another clot. According to the wiki and crunching some numbers, after getting a bad red cookie there's a 56.5% chance of getting something good after a bad cookie. Eh, I guess that's not too unreasonable.

That's why I stick with golden cookies...

When you have all the golden cookie upgrades, you can get other things during a frenzy, and that can help a lot.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: SirPeebles on October 20, 2013, 11:19:32 am
And 4 trillion cookies for a one hour pledge is nothing when you are raking in a quadrillion cookies per combo.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: liopoil on October 20, 2013, 11:43:26 am
Right now I'm at 186 trillion per combo (22billion cps)... pledge, covenant, or nothing? Right now I'm using covenant, just because it's simpler :P
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: SirPeebles on October 20, 2013, 01:13:50 pm
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/e829a18961367c45baf1c2dcbcea47a0/tumblr_mu9ubo1AHY1rhuwfao1_500.gif)

The dots are only moving in straight lines.

I finally got around to writing out a mathematical proof that those really are straight lines.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: WalrusMcFishSr on October 20, 2013, 01:28:01 pm
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/e829a18961367c45baf1c2dcbcea47a0/tumblr_mu9ubo1AHY1rhuwfao1_500.gif)

The dots are only moving in straight lines.

I finally got around to writing out a mathematical proof that those really are straight lines.

What would it look like if the balls weren't sinusoid-ing back and forth, but instead moved with constant speed?

What if the radius of the inner "circle" were not exactly equal to half that of the outer? How would that affect the paths the balls would take? Some sort of weird cycloid or something?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Awaclus on October 20, 2013, 03:03:07 pm
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/16948609/lilly%20and%20mine.png)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: qmech on October 21, 2013, 03:48:57 am
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/e829a18961367c45baf1c2dcbcea47a0/tumblr_mu9ubo1AHY1rhuwfao1_500.gif)

The dots are only moving in straight lines.

I finally got around to writing out a mathematical proof that those really are straight lines.

What would it look like if the balls weren't sinusoid-ing back and forth, but instead moved with constant speed?

What if the radius of the inner "circle" were not exactly equal to half that of the outer? How would that affect the paths the balls would take? Some sort of weird cycloid or something?

For different radii you do indeed get a hypocycloid (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypocycloid).

If the points move back and forth and constant speed then the boundaries of the shape will look like r=k.theta for some constant k, so you'll get a region bounded by segments of two spiralsin particular, it will have a point at either end.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kuildeous on October 21, 2013, 08:28:01 am
I finally got around to writing out a mathematical proof that those really are straight lines.

I must be really lazy, because instead of writing a proof, I just isolated the lines and verified visually that the balls just move back and forth on a straight line.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Tables on October 21, 2013, 08:49:56 am
I finally got around to writing out a mathematical proof that those really are straight lines.

I must be really lazy, because instead of writing a proof, I just isolated the lines and verified visually that the balls just move back and forth on a straight line.

What you think you said: "You can just do this by eye"

What you actually said: "I am not a mathematician"

:P
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: SirPeebles on October 21, 2013, 08:55:03 am
I finally got around to writing out a mathematical proof that those really are straight lines.

I must be really lazy, because instead of writing a proof, I just isolated the lines and verified visually that the balls just move back and forth on a straight line.

Let me rephrase this then.  I verified that they really are rotating around a center which is itself rotating, where each rotation has the same radius and speed, but opposite direction.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on October 21, 2013, 09:31:09 am
I finally got around to writing out a mathematical proof that those really are straight lines.

I must be really lazy, because instead of writing a proof, I just isolated the lines and verified visually that the balls just move back and forth on a straight line.

Let me rephrase this then.  I verified that they really are rotating around a center which is itself rotating, where each rotation has the same radius and speed, but opposite direction.

I'm not entirely certain which amuses me more:  the fact that I can also verify this by eye (if you spin the entire figure counterclockwise, the whole thing works like two gears and the inner circle will stay in place), or the fact that I have no idea how proving that also proves that the points are moving along straight lines.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: SirPeebles on October 21, 2013, 10:20:16 am
I finally got around to writing out a mathematical proof that those really are straight lines.

I must be really lazy, because instead of writing a proof, I just isolated the lines and verified visually that the balls just move back and forth on a straight line.

Let me rephrase this then.  I verified that they really are rotating around a center which is itself rotating, where each rotation has the same radius and speed, but opposite direction.

I'm not entirely certain which amuses me more:  the fact that I can also verify this by eye (if you spin the entire figure counterclockwise, the whole thing works like two gears and the inner circle will stay in place), or the fact that I have no idea how proving that also proves that the points are moving along straight lines.

I don't mean that it proves that they move in straight lines.  This animated image is sort of like an optical illusion, but not really.  There is not an apparent contradiction involved, but rather a coincidence.  At least for me, my mind sees the circular motion immediately, and it is only with the visual aid of the beads on rods that I see the linear motion.  The coincidence that both are occurring simultaneously is unexpected and jarring.  The resolution that I was looking for, then, is either a proof that the circular motion results in the linear motion, or that the linear motion results in the circular motion.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Thisisnotasmile on October 21, 2013, 12:45:03 pm
The '60s called...

(http://designobserver.com/images/spirograph.gif) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spirograph)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: qmech on October 21, 2013, 01:16:54 pm
I don't mean that it proves that they move in straight lines.  This animated image is sort of like an optical illusion, but not really.  There is not an apparent contradiction involved, but rather a coincidence.  At least for me, my mind sees the circular motion immediately, and it is only with the visual aid of the beads on rods that I see the linear motion.  The coincidence that both are occurring simultaneously is unexpected and jarring.  The resolution that I was looking for, then, is either a proof that the circular motion results in the linear motion, or that the linear motion results in the circular motion.

When I look at it I see a circle rotating and the intersections of the circle with the (fixed) lines highlighted.  It's as if the circle is made of light and rotating behind a disc with radial slits inthe dots are the bright points where the light shines through.  In that model there isn't any straight line motion to be explained.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: SirPeebles on October 21, 2013, 01:22:15 pm
I don't mean that it proves that they move in straight lines.  This animated image is sort of like an optical illusion, but not really.  There is not an apparent contradiction involved, but rather a coincidence.  At least for me, my mind sees the circular motion immediately, and it is only with the visual aid of the beads on rods that I see the linear motion.  The coincidence that both are occurring simultaneously is unexpected and jarring.  The resolution that I was looking for, then, is either a proof that the circular motion results in the linear motion, or that the linear motion results in the circular motion.

When I look at it I see a circle rotating and the intersections of the circle with the (fixed) lines highlighted.  It's as if the circle is made of light and rotating behind a disc with radial slits inthe dots are the bright points where the light shines through.  In that model there isn't any straight line motion to be explained.

Let's imagine that there is a big blue dot right in the middle of the "circle" of white dots.  Then in your model it is clear that the blue dot moves in a circle and that the white dots move on straight lines.  What isn't immediately clear is the emergent behavior that the white dots rotate around the blue dot.  That circular motion is not obvious until you see the animation (or carefully analyze some equations).
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Ozle on October 21, 2013, 01:45:12 pm
The '60s called...

(http://designobserver.com/images/spirograph.gif) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spirograph)

Why did they never combine this with an Etch a Sketch I wonder..
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: qmech on October 21, 2013, 01:47:50 pm
Let's imagine that there is a big blue dot right in the middle of the "circle" of white dots.  Then in your model it is clear that the blue dot moves in a circle and that the white dots move on straight lines.  What isn't immediately clear is the emergent behavior that the white dots rotate around the blue dot.  That circular motion is not obvious until you see the animation (or carefully analyze some equations).

Yes.  I found the difference in perspective interesting.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Dsell on October 21, 2013, 11:24:51 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9oj-iQNXKQ&feature=youtu.be&ref=nf
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on October 22, 2013, 12:42:26 am
http://www.theonion.com/articles/new-improved-obamacare-program-released-on-35-flop,34294/
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: eHalcyon on October 22, 2013, 09:55:52 pm
(http://engagetheirminds.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/opticalillusion.gif)

Here's another image of linearly moving dots.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on October 22, 2013, 10:35:41 pm
http://www.geeksaresexy.net/2013/10/17/so-this-exists-klingon-rendition-of-never-gonna-give-you-up-video/
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: heron on October 23, 2013, 08:12:25 pm
Here's another image of linearly moving dots.

Somewhat humorously, when I first saw that image I saw that the dots moved in lines, but it took ~15 seconds to see the pattern.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: eHalcyon on October 23, 2013, 08:14:48 pm
Here's another image of linearly moving dots.

Somewhat humorously, when I first saw that image I saw that the dots moved in lines, but it took ~15 seconds to see the pattern.

Are you at all colour blind?  I imagine that the colour really helps with the illusion, so being even partially colour blind might weaken the effect.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: heron on October 23, 2013, 10:44:09 pm
Here's another image of linearly moving dots.

Somewhat humorously, when I first saw that image I saw that the dots moved in lines, but it took ~15 seconds to see the pattern.

Are you at all colour blind?  I imagine that the colour really helps with the illusion, so being even partially colour blind might weaken the effect.
Maybe a tiny bit? My wikipediaing brought up the ishihara color blindness test, which I had no problems with. However, on the red-green test images, I could see the numbers that should be seen if I have red-green color blindness, they were just less contrasted than the normal vision ones.
Additionally, I seem to perceive the boundary between pink and red differently than most people.
Edit: Oh, and if you remember that hue ordering test that someone here posted a while back (you can find it with google) I only got 4 wrong on that.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on October 24, 2013, 01:16:09 am
Here's another image of linearly moving dots.

Somewhat humorously, when I first saw that image I saw that the dots moved in lines, but it took ~15 seconds to see the pattern.

Me too, but not 15 seconds.  I think it was more, "STRAIGHT LINES!  MUST FIND THEM!"
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Awaclus on October 24, 2013, 01:35:09 am
It took me a while before I saw the pattern, too. I'm not sure how many seconds it was, but maybe around 5-10.

I'm not colorblind.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on October 24, 2013, 08:22:38 am
A sine wave is the projection of a point rotating in a circle onto a straight line.  Film at eleven.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on October 25, 2013, 02:34:02 pm
Old McDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O
And on that farm he had a fox (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jofNR_WkoCE)...
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on October 25, 2013, 02:53:08 pm
There has to be a market out there for a Candy Box or Cookie Clicker style game, but with beer.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: shraeye on October 25, 2013, 03:54:12 pm
I am the best at that game.  It's called Friday Night.  I play it every friday night, and usually other nights as well.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: WalrusMcFishSr on October 25, 2013, 03:56:22 pm
How about meth?

http://clickingbad.nullism.com
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: shraeye on October 25, 2013, 04:05:11 pm
also, as for cookie clicker, 2.203 quintillion baked all time...since Sept 25th when I was unfortunately introduced to this; yay for insignificant achievements!
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on October 25, 2013, 04:06:32 pm
also, as for cookie clicker, 2.203 quadrillion baked all time...since Sept 25th when I was unfortunately introduced to this; yay for insignificant achievements!

I have...  5 quadrillion in the bank...
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: shraeye on October 25, 2013, 04:26:46 pm
excuse me, I meant quintillion
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on October 25, 2013, 04:28:30 pm
excuse me, I meant quintillion

:O
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Tables on October 25, 2013, 05:04:25 pm
That reminds me, I was going to try and finish off getting the 100 of everything achievement, at which point I'd have all the normal achievements except the final CpS one (which just seems stupidly hard to achieve, I'm like 5% of the way there and thanks to the exponentially increasing costs... ugh).
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: WalrusMcFishSr on October 25, 2013, 06:03:12 pm
That reminds me, I was going to try and finish off getting the 100 of everything achievement, at which point I'd have all the normal achievements except the final CpS one (which just seems stupidly hard to achieve, I'm like 5% of the way there and thanks to the exponentially increasing costs... ugh).

I've got 100 of everything except the Antimatter Condensers now...

Tables, for the CpS, did you try an Elder Frenzy? x666 production helps a lot
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on October 25, 2013, 06:04:08 pm
That reminds me, I was going to try and finish off getting the 100 of everything achievement, at which point I'd have all the normal achievements except the final CpS one (which just seems stupidly hard to achieve, I'm like 5% of the way there and thanks to the exponentially increasing costs... ugh).

I've got 100 of everything except the Antimatter Condensers now...

Tables, for the CpS, did you try an Elder Frenzy? x666 production helps a lot

I seem to remember it doesn't count anymore.  Good thing I already got it ::)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: ashersky on October 25, 2013, 07:36:52 pm
There has to be a market out there for a Candy Box or Cookie Clicker style game, but with beer.

That game already exists.  It's call alcoholism.



(Note: I stole that joke verbatim.)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: theory on October 26, 2013, 01:51:38 am
Photos taken during and after a blackout, showing the impact of light pollution on the night sky in a small Canadian town:

(http://physics.fau.edu/observatory/Images/Goodwood_Ontario_house.jpg)(http://physics.fau.edu/observatory/Images/Goodwood_Ontario_house_2003_Aug14_blackout.jpg)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Awaclus on October 26, 2013, 06:52:10 am
Photos taken during and after a blackout, showing the impact of light pollution on the night sky in a small Canadian town:
Well, "small" is relative. It doesn't look that small to me, judging from the amount of light pollution.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Archetype on October 26, 2013, 09:53:22 pm
Basketball with bad British commentary. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxYikubciDE#t=143)

Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: GendoIkari on October 27, 2013, 10:10:07 am
I've been wasting a bunch of time on this: http://orteil.dashnet.org/cookieclicker/

I hate you all for introducing me to this. Sitting at 300,000,000 cps, 39 Antimatter condensers.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: AHoppy on October 27, 2013, 01:12:37 pm
I've been wasting a bunch of time on this: http://orteil.dashnet.org/cookieclicker/

I hate you all for introducing me to this. Sitting at 300,000,000 cps, 39 Antimatter condensers.
Same...
Except 25,000,000,000 and 70 antimatter condensers...
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: GendoIkari on October 27, 2013, 01:58:02 pm
I've been wasting a bunch of time on this: http://orteil.dashnet.org/cookieclicker/

I hate you all for introducing me to this. Sitting at 300,000,000 cps, 39 Antimatter condensers.
Same...
Except 25,000,000,000 and 70 antimatter condensers...

When did you start? I just started this Friday evening...
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: GendoIkari on October 27, 2013, 02:54:41 pm
So now that I've discovered that you can hack the Javascript; I had a few minutes of fun looking through the code to find stuff to change; and now I'm done with the game for good. Just seems pointless if you can just give yourself all achievements and more with a simple hack.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on October 27, 2013, 03:06:48 pm
So now that I've discovered that you can hack the Javascript; I had a few minutes of fun looking through the code to find stuff to change; and now I'm done with the game for good. Just seems pointless if you can just give yourself all achievements and more with a simple hack.

Cheated cookies taste awful, it ruins the game.  Don't cheat, and the game never runs out.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: AHoppy on October 27, 2013, 04:22:16 pm
I've been wasting a bunch of time on this: http://orteil.dashnet.org/cookieclicker/

I hate you all for introducing me to this. Sitting at 300,000,000 cps, 39 Antimatter condensers.
Same...
Except 25,000,000,000 and 70 antimatter condensers...

When did you start? I just started this Friday evening...
Earlier than that :P
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Ozle on October 27, 2013, 05:06:37 pm
Basketball with bad British commentary. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxYikubciDE#t=143)

Haha, i wish it was like that, would make basketball infinitely more interesting!
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: SirPeebles on October 27, 2013, 07:57:04 pm
Two things.  First, I reached one quintillion cookies today.

Second, this is really interesting:
http://bit-player.org/2013/the-keys-to-the-keydom

Some group gathered millions of public RSA keys from around the internet (each of which is the product of two large primes), and after discarding duplicates they ran the Euclidean algorithm on them to find pairs which shared a factor.  Out of the 5.8 million unique public keys gathered, they found that about 64,000 -- around 0.05% -- shared factors.  That makes them useless for security purposes.  It is unfathomable that this could be the result of chance, and so excluding conspiracy theories, it appears to indicate serious flaws in our pseudorandom number generators.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: SirPeebles on October 27, 2013, 08:02:49 pm
Also,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aFUEevbLPI&feature=youtu.be
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: AHoppy on October 27, 2013, 08:26:23 pm
Also,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aFUEevbLPI&feature=youtu.be
I feel like they just put the cookie on a pressure plate under those pieces of paper... but still, pretty cool.

And that's ridiculous and kinda scary about the keys...
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: SirPeebles on October 27, 2013, 08:40:15 pm
Nah, I think they just used something like this, attached to a cookie.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/joylabs/makey-makey-an-invention-kit-for-everyone
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: AHoppy on October 27, 2013, 08:45:01 pm
Ah.  That makes sense too :P
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on October 27, 2013, 10:55:30 pm
Two things.  First, I reached one quintillion cookies today.

Second, this is really interesting:
http://bit-player.org/2013/the-keys-to-the-keydom

Some group gathered millions of public RSA keys from around the internet (each of which is the product of two large primes), and after discarding duplicates they ran the Euclidean algorithm on them to find pairs which shared a factor.  Out of the 5.8 million unique public keys gathered, they found that about 64,000 -- around 0.05% -- shared factors.  That makes them useless for security purposes.  It is unfathomable that this could be the result of chance, and so excluding conspiracy theories, it appears to indicate serious flaws in our pseudorandom number generators.

That is truly strange.  I mean, is it reasonable to assume that these common factors were each generated by different PRNGs?  Or is there the possibility that multiples were generated by the same PRNG, without proper re-seeding?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: ConMan on October 28, 2013, 05:37:06 pm
Finding primes is a difficult business. The first step is running a huge batch of numbers through a sieve designed to detect "probable primes", and there are one or two fairly common ones in use. After that, you have to pick a subset of your probable primes and test each one for true primality, which is a slow and painful process. Given that they're all searching in the same general space of numbers (for N-bit security, presumably the vicinity of 2^(N/2)), to have a few collisions is probably as much the result of the birthday paradox (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birthday_paradox) as it is poor design of their prime number finding algorithms.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: SirPeebles on October 28, 2013, 05:40:32 pm
Finding primes is a difficult business. The first step is running a huge batch of numbers through a sieve designed to detect "probable primes", and there are one or two fairly common ones in use. After that, you have to pick a subset of your probable primes and test each one for true primality, which is a slow and painful process. Given that they're all searching in the same general space of numbers (for N-bit security, presumably the vicinity of 2^(N/2)), to have a few collisions is probably as much the result of the birthday paradox (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birthday_paradox) as it is poor design of their prime number finding algorithms.

No, they explicitly discuss the birthday paradox and dismiss it as an explanation. 
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: ConMan on October 28, 2013, 05:49:46 pm
Yep, I'm now actually bothering to read the article and see it right there. :P
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: SirPeebles on October 28, 2013, 07:30:33 pm
(http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/ayn_random.png)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: qmech on October 28, 2013, 08:12:06 pm
As I understand it, they often skip the final primality testing stage.  If your probabilistic primality test has a failure rate of e^-50 then what you're left with are industrial-grade primes (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Industrial-grade_prime), which are good enough for most purposes.  Problems caused by these numbers not actually being prime will be swamped by problems caused by cosmic rays hitting your RAM.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Watno on October 28, 2013, 08:20:00 pm
Isn't the fact that the NSA has some kind of backdoor to commonly used encryption techniques more than a conspiracy theory?
http://www.theverge.com/2013/9/20/4751364/rsa-tells-developers-to-stop-using-encryption-with-suspected-nsa-backdoor
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on October 28, 2013, 09:38:38 pm
Isn't the fact that the NSA has some kind of backdoor to commonly used encryption techniques more than a conspiracy theory?
http://www.theverge.com/2013/9/20/4751364/rsa-tells-developers-to-stop-using-encryption-with-suspected-nsa-backdoor

I find it amusing that it's NIST basically saying "Don't use this prime-generating algorithm, our sister government agency hacked it."
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: WalrusMcFishSr on October 29, 2013, 12:12:20 am
Oh god, in the most recent Cookie Clicker update the Grandmapocalypse is at least 8x more terrifying
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: AHoppy on October 29, 2013, 04:40:18 am
Oh god, in the most recent Cookie Clicker update the Grandmapocalypse is at least 8x more terrifying
true, but you know If you look at how they work, when you pop the wrinklers you get more cookies than you lost (it says with interest) so instead of making it worse, the grandmapocalypse is better! WOOO!
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: SirPeebles on October 29, 2013, 05:56:31 am
A new update?  But I was finally going to be free.  The morning after I hit one quintillion my mouse battery died, and I wasn't going to replace it.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: SirPeebles on October 29, 2013, 10:12:14 am
Do any of you know how the interest on wrinklers work?

One possibility is that it is just a flat percentage return.  Like, for every 100 cookies a wrinkler "eats", you earn 105 cookies for popping it.  In that case, wrinklers effectively just give an additional layer of +% to your cps.

If, on the other hand, it works like interest at a bank, then the value of a popping a wrinkler would increase by, say, 5% per hour (not accounting for additional cookie consumption during that time, which only provides a linear correction).  That would then mean exponential growth, and over the long term the optimal strategy would be to just accumulate 10 wrinklers and permit them to feed for weeks and weeks.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: AHoppy on October 29, 2013, 10:17:32 am
No idea how the interest works... the wiki doesn't even mention interest, just the update log in game
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: SirPeebles on October 29, 2013, 10:41:29 am
wiki and reddit are both saying that you 110% of what they ate.  No exponential growth after all.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on October 29, 2013, 11:59:44 am
I just looked in the source code, it's 110%.  It says: "cookie dough does weird things inside wrinkler digestive tracts"
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Tables on October 29, 2013, 01:27:09 pm
My goodness, that new Grandma sprite is creepy.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Ozle on October 29, 2013, 01:49:47 pm
Non-cookie related I'm afraid

Just had a PM on another board gamin website that said
"Hey, didn't I read somewhere that you were the guy who have the idea away for Dominion??!"

I told him he was getting me mixed up with Eevee, and that I got that a lot...


Still, can't think where he got that from.....
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: SirPeebles on October 29, 2013, 02:01:18 pm
http://www.reddit.com/r/CookieClicker/comments/1ph1ol/confirmed_let_the_wrinklers_wrinkle_minimal/

According to this thread on reddit, there appears to be a bug where the wrinklers accumulate cookies extra quickly when you have lots of them.   If you have N wrinklers, then your cps drops by N*5%, but the code apparently records each wrinkler as eating N*5% cps.  Thus you earn (1.1)*N^2*5%  cps when you ultimately pop them.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: AHoppy on October 29, 2013, 02:02:04 pm
wiki and reddit are both saying that you 110% of what they ate.  No exponential growth after all.
Somehow I missed that (well, I'm not a redditor).  Anywho, I just hit 100 anti-matter condensers... what do I do next?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: SirPeebles on October 29, 2013, 02:11:12 pm
wiki and reddit are both saying that you 110% of what they ate.  No exponential growth after all.
Somehow I missed that (well, I'm not a redditor).  Anywho, I just hit 100 anti-matter condensers... what do I do next?

Buy Reverse Cyclotrons!

After that, you can save up for Sextillion Fingers or soft reset for Heavenly Chips.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Tables on October 29, 2013, 03:15:31 pm
I'm pretty close to 100 anti-matter condensers. Been buying things which are the most efficient, but always keeping my bank balance just above 84,000 times my CpS to maximise possible cookies from a Frenzy-Lucky. That said it might actually be better just to leave things in angered mode and let 10 wrinklers eat away for the massive bonuses they give when eventually popped (also wrinkler popping = more achievements = more milk which is a pretty massive CpS bonus).

Right now I have:
203 cursors
198 Grannies
140 Farms
128 Factories
123 Mines
118 Shipments
115 Alchemy Labs
119 Portals
106 Time Machines
93 Antimatter Condensers
101 Heavenly Chips

And every possible upgrade I can get, excluding a few Halloween cookies.

As an aside, I think the numbers on the wiki are incorrect. I've popped 15 Wrinkers so far and have three Halloween cookies, so if it's really 5% each... yeah. Also I had 3 wrinklers about 30 seconds after my Covenant ran out, making me think their 0.1% per frame is also wrong. I'm either very lucky, or those numbers are off.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: SirPeebles on October 29, 2013, 03:25:22 pm
It is definitely worth popping wrinklers for the achievements/milk.  After that, I'm unsure.  With ten wrinklers sucking on your cookies, you get an effective x6 multiplier.  The cps nerf dampens the effects of both Ruin and Lucky, but the effective x6 stacks with Elder Frenzy, giving you x3996 for 12 seconds (!).  That is about 13 hours 20 minutes worth of production over a 12 second period,  But that is comparable to a Frenzy + Click Frenzy combo.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on October 29, 2013, 05:30:33 pm
It is definitely worth popping wrinklers for the achievements/milk.  After that, I'm unsure.  With ten wrinklers sucking on your cookies, you get an effective x6 multiplier.  The cps nerf dampens the effects of both Ruin and Lucky, but the effective x6 stacks with Elder Frenzy, giving you x3996 for 12 seconds (!).  That is about 13 hours 20 minutes worth of production over a 12 second period,  But that is comparable to a Frenzy + Click Frenzy combo.

I will probably get the achievements and be done with them.  The grandmapocalypse is to freaky.

Also, I was thinking this cookie clicker discussion could probably be it's own thread...  We've taken over the Random Stuff thread.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on October 29, 2013, 06:14:55 pm
Why do people put things in games but don't release that part?  (I know there's a name for it, but I can't remember)  I was just looking in the cookie clicker code and there's an item commented out that increases your CpS but sacrifices golden cookies.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Awaclus on October 29, 2013, 06:31:34 pm
Got to love my language:

Quote
English: A dog.
Swedish: What?
English: The dog.
English: Two dogs.
Swedish:
Swedish:
Swedish: En hund, hunden.
Swedish: Tv hundar, hundarna.
German:
English: No, go away.
Swedish: No one invited you.
German: Der Hund.
English: I said go away.
German: Ein Hund, zwei Hunde.
Swedish: Stop it.
German: Den Hund, einen Hund, dem Hund, einem Hund, des Hundes, eines Hundes, den Hunden, der Hunden.
Finnish: Sup.
English: NO.
Swedish: NO.
German: NO.
Finnish:
English:
German:
Swedish:
Finnish: Koira, koiran, koiraa, koiran again, koirassa, koirasta, koiraan, koiralla, koiralta, koiralle, koirana, koiraksi, koiratta, koirineen, koirin.
German:
Swedish:
Finnish:
English:
Finnish: Aaaand... koirasi, koirani, koiransa, koiramme, koiranne, koiraani, koiraasi, koiraansa, koiraamme, koiraanne, koirassani, koirassasi, koirassansa, koirassamme, koirassanne, koirastani, koirastasi, koirastansa, koirastamme, koirastanne, koirallani, koirallasi, koirallansa, koirallamme, koirallanne, koiranani, koiranasi, koiranansa, koiranamme, koirananne, koirakseni, koiraksesi, koiraksensa, koiraksemme, koiraksenne, koirattani, koirattasi, koirattansa, koirattamme, koirattanne, koirineni, koirinesi, koirinensa, koirinemme, koirinenne.
English:
Swedish:
German:
Finnish: Wait! then theres koirakaan, koirankaan, koiraakaan, koirassakaan, koirastakaan, koiraankaan, koirallakaan, koiraltakaan, koirallekaan, koiranakaan, koiraksikaan, koirattakaan, koirineenkaan, koirinkaan, koirako, koiranko, koiraako, koirassako, koirastako, koiraanko, koirallako, koiraltako, koiralleko, koiranako, koiraksiko, koirattako, koirineenko, koirinko, koirasikaan, koiranikaan, koiransakaan, koirammekaan, koirannekaan, koiraanikaan, koiraasikaan, koiraansakaan, koiraammekaan, koiraannekaan, koirassanikaan, koirassasikaan, koirassansakaan, koirassammekaan, koirassannekaan, koirastanikaan, koirastasikaan, koirastansakaan, koirastammekaan, koirastannekaan, koirallanikaan, koirallasikaan, koirallansakaan, koirallammekaan, koirallannekaan, koirananikaan, koiranasikaan, koiranansakaan, koiranammekaan, koiranannekaan, koiraksenikaan, koiraksesikaan, koiraksensakaan, koiraksemmekaan, koiraksennekaan, koirattanikaan, koirattasikaan, koirattansakaan, koirattammekaan, koirattannekaan, koirinenikaan, koirinesikaan, koirinensakaan, koirinemmekaan, koirinennekaan, koirasiko, koiraniko, koiransako, koirammeko, koiranneko, koiraaniko, koiraasiko, koiraansako, koiraammeko, koiraanneko, koirassaniko, koirassasiko, koirassansako, koirassammeko, koirassanneko, koirastaniko, koirastasiko, koirastansako, koirastammeko, koirastanneko, koirallaniko, koirallasiko, koirallansako, koirallammeko, koirallanneko, koirananiko, koiranasiko, koiranansako, koiranammeko, koirananneko, koirakseniko, koiraksesiko, koiraksensako, koiraksemmeko, koiraksenneko, koirattaniko, koirattasiko, koirattansako, koirattammeko, koirattanneko, koirineniko, koirinesiko, koirinensako, koirinemmeko, koirinenneko, koirasikaanko, koiranikaanko, koiransakaanko, koirammekaanko, koirannekaanko, koiraanikaanko, koiraasikaanko, koiraansakaanko, koiraammekaanko, koiraannekaanko, koirassanikaanko, koirassasikaanko, koirassansakaanko, koirassammekaanko, koirassannekaanko, koirastanikaanko, koirastasikaanko, koirastansakaanko, koirastammekaanko, koirastannekaanko, koirallanikaanko, koirallasikaanko, koirallansakaanko, koirallammekaanko, koirallannekaanko, koirananikaanko, koiranasikaanko, koiranansakaanko, koiranammekaanko, koiranannekaanko, koiraksenikaanko, koiraksesikaanko, koiraksensakaanko, koiraksemmekaanko, koiraksennekaanko, koirattanikaanko, koirattasikaanko, koirattansakaanko, koirattammekaanko, koirattannekaanko, koirinenikaanko, koirinesikaanko, koirinensakaanko, koirinemmekaanko, koirinennekaanko, koirasikokaan, koiranikokaan, koiransakokaan, koirammekokaan, koirannekokaan, koiraanikokaan, koiraasikokaan, koiraansakokaan, koiraammekokaan, koiraannekokaan, koirassanikokaan, koirassasikokaan, koirassansakokaan, koirassammekokaan, koirassannekokaan, koirastanikokaan, koirastasikokaan, koirastansakokaan, koirastammekokaan, koirastannekokaan, koirallanikokaan, koirallasikokaan, koirallansakokaan, koirallammekokaan, koirallannekokaan, koirananikokaan, koiranasikokaan, koiranansakokaan, koiranammekokaan, koiranannekokaan, koiraksenikokaan, koiraksesikokaan, koiraksensakokaan, koiraksemmekokaan, koiraksennekokaan, koirattanikokaan, koirattasikokaan, koirattansakokaan, koirattammekokaan, koirattannekokaan, koirinenikokaan, koirinesikokaan, koirinensakokaan, koirinemmekokaan, koirinennekokaan.
Swedish:
German:
English: Okay, now you're just making things up!
Finnish:
Finnish: And now the plural forms...
Whoever wrote this, forgot the -kin, -han, -kinhan, -kinko, -kohan and -pa forms, though (and it's possible that I'm not remembering them all, either). So the last list of words should be like 3 times as long.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Qvist on October 29, 2013, 07:47:19 pm
Finnish: And now the plural forms...

+100  ;D

I just know what a pussi (http://fi.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pussi) is. Note it's with i, not with y.

Explanation: When I was in hospital two months ago, there was a bag for women sanitary napkins at the toilet. The bag was translated in all kind of languages. When I read "pussi" I was kind of confused. I didn't know if it stood for "women", "sanitary" or "napkin".  :P
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: mail-mi on October 29, 2013, 11:19:46 pm
So, should I or should I not get the elder covenant?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on October 29, 2013, 11:22:30 pm
So, should I or should I not get the elder covenant?

I'm pretty sure the Elder Pledge is better, as golden cookies are better and the covenant gets rid of 5% of your CpS.  Get all the wrinkler achievements and Halloween cookies first, though.  If you're lazy and don't fell like buying the pledge every hour, get the covenant.  (Also, if you don't want to even have a chance of seeing those grandmas get creepy, you might want the covenant then too)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kuildeous on October 30, 2013, 08:32:02 am
I will not check out your cookie clicker.

I waste enough time playing Marvel Avengers Alliance, managing Thor, Spider-Man, and Wolverine. That's my guilty pleasure.

I suspect if I go click on cookies, I won't emerge from my man cave until spring.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on October 30, 2013, 09:51:29 am
Got to love my language:

Quote
Finnish: Wait! then theres koirakaan, koirankaan, koiraakaan, koirassakaan, koirastakaan.....

It's rather silly to compare an agglutinative language with a non-agglutinative language when it comes to word forms, though.  It's like the claim that Inuit languages have dozens or hundreds of words for snow, when really agglutination means that "fluffy snow" and "crunchy snow" are just agglutinated words.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on October 30, 2013, 10:29:05 am
It is definitely worth popping wrinklers for the achievements/milk.  After that, I'm unsure.  With ten wrinklers sucking on your cookies, you get an effective x6 multiplier.  The cps nerf dampens the effects of both Ruin and Lucky, but the effective x6 stacks with Elder Frenzy, giving you x3996 for 12 seconds (!).  That is about 13 hours 20 minutes worth of production over a 12 second period,  But that is comparable to a Frenzy + Click Frenzy combo.

Yeah, I just popped 10 wrinnlers while under the effects of Elder Frenzy.  It was... kinda ridiculous.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: SirPeebles on October 30, 2013, 10:31:58 am
No, don't pop during the Elder Frenzy!  Pop them after, when they are ripe and full of cookies.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: qmech on October 30, 2013, 02:31:33 pm
If you're looking for a useful pseudo-game, try HabitRPG (https://habitrpg.com/).  You tell it what you need to do, and it rewards and punishes your character based on your performance at your real-life tasks.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on October 30, 2013, 03:45:32 pm
If you're looking for a useful pseudo-game, try HabitRPG (https://habitrpg.com/).  You tell it what you need to do, and it rewards and punishes your character based on your performance at your real-life tasks.

Related:

http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2007/07/20
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Witherweaver on October 30, 2013, 03:49:48 pm
If you're looking for a useful pseudo-game, try HabitRPG (https://habitrpg.com/).  You tell it what you need to do, and it rewards and punishes your character based on your performance at your real-life tasks.

Related:

http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2007/07/20

Also:

http://xkcd.com/189/
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: ConMan on October 30, 2013, 05:59:47 pm
If you're looking for a useful pseudo-game, try HabitRPG (https://habitrpg.com/).  You tell it what you need to do, and it rewards and punishes your character based on your performance at your real-life tasks.

Related:

http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2007/07/20

Also:

http://xkcd.com/189/
I referenced that xkcd in a presentation at work a couple of weeks ago, so I don't even need to check which one it is.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: SirPeebles on October 30, 2013, 06:28:28 pm
If you're looking for a useful pseudo-game, try HabitRPG (https://habitrpg.com/).  You tell it what you need to do, and it rewards and punishes your character based on your performance at your real-life tasks.

Related:

http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2007/07/20

Also:

http://xkcd.com/189/

This makes me think of Final Fantasy II.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Witherweaver on October 31, 2013, 09:39:05 am
If you're looking for a useful pseudo-game, try HabitRPG (https://habitrpg.com/).  You tell it what you need to do, and it rewards and punishes your character based on your performance at your real-life tasks.

Related:

http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2007/07/20

Also:

http://xkcd.com/189/

This makes me think of Final Fantasy II.

If I just select Ultima 1000 more times, I'll gain another level in it!
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on October 31, 2013, 08:06:39 pm
My number of cookies is going off the screen...
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: CanidSubterranean on October 31, 2013, 09:09:54 pm
I wish I could find a job where I get paid to manipulate Excel tables. I love playing around with Excel formulas and tweaking the data to do amazing things.

Someday, I'd like to dissect one of those Hero Lab Excel spreadsheets that are used to make D&D characters and just marvel at how intricate the spreadsheet is.

There are plenty of analyst jobs as you describe.. Almost any job with the job title that has the word "analyst" in it requires heavy excel usage..
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Thisisnotasmile on November 01, 2013, 03:51:37 am
I wish I could find a job where I get paid to manipulate Excel tables. I love playing around with Excel formulas and tweaking the data to do amazing things.

Someday, I'd like to dissect one of those Hero Lab Excel spreadsheets that are used to make D&D characters and just marvel at how intricate the spreadsheet is.

There are plenty of analyst jobs as you describe.. Almost any job with the job title that has the word "analyst" in it requires heavy excel usage..

This. My job title has "analyst" in it and I get to mess around with spreadsheets on a monthly basis... and a weekly basis... and also whenever I have spare time and think any particular set of data is worth messing around with. So like, all the time.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Ozle on November 01, 2013, 06:01:54 am
I have spent the last two days producing stats and cost analysis for my team.

Great fun! Especially when the numbers come out exactly what I want them to say!

Although I have now done it in such a way that I only have to copy paste one report and excel functions do all the rest for me. Baaah


Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: SirPeebles on November 01, 2013, 01:15:14 pm
(Not me)

http://imgur.com/a/wVM0H
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: AHoppy on November 01, 2013, 01:52:08 pm
Same! Except I just wiped my save... So that I couldn't even be tempted
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: AHoppy on November 01, 2013, 01:52:46 pm
And I didn't get black cat's paw... Or any of the hidden achievements...
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Dsell on November 01, 2013, 01:59:51 pm
And I didn't get black cat's paw... Or any of the hidden achievements...

Black cat's paw is RIDICULOUS, also I now have all of the non-hidden achievements and 2 of the hidden ones. (I got just plain lucky after just a couple days!)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on November 01, 2013, 02:02:11 pm
I have all normal achievements and no hidden ones.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Dsell on November 01, 2013, 02:14:58 pm
I have all normal achievements and no hidden ones.

I did a reset and got true neverclick, then did another reset aiming for all three speed achievements, got burnt out after just a few minutes and quit the game for like a day...they're a pain and the hardest one is apparently all luck...plus I have a touchpad, not a mouse. Ick. But anyway, now I'm sitting on 150+ heavenly chips in this reset and quadrillions and quadrillions in cash. I'm satisfied for now, I'll probably just wait around for the next update.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Tables on November 01, 2013, 02:25:11 pm
I think that after I reach my current goal, I'm gonna go for speedrun level 3 (1M in 15 minutes) without using a Golden Cookie. Might require some clever planning, and a lot of clicking.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on November 01, 2013, 02:39:20 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23H8IdaS3tk&list=SPA220BA20D4D3DE46
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on November 01, 2013, 05:09:04 pm
I'm never going to be able to read "lol"  the same ever again, now that I see it as a guy raising his hands in the air...
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: SirPeebles on November 01, 2013, 05:27:10 pm
I think that after I reach my current goal, I'm gonna go for speedrun level 3 (1M in 15 minutes) without using a Golden Cookie. Might require some clever planning, and a lot of clicking.

I don't think that this is possible.  Even with Golden Cookies, you need to get quite lucky.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: liopoil on November 01, 2013, 05:49:48 pm
I bet it is probably possibly with ~7 clicks per second and optimal purchase strategy. (which is quite difficult to figure out).

how does true neverclick work? None of the golden cookies give cookies if you can't click and have no cookies and no cps.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: qmech on November 01, 2013, 05:50:03 pm
I'm never going to be able to read "lol"  the same ever again, now that I see it as a guy raising his hands in the air...

Then there's the segment of population who read it as "lots of love".

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Heard about your grandma.  LOL

When one of the editors caught up in the UK phone hacking scandal was in court a few years ago it came out that the Prime Minister had suffered from this particular misunderstanding.  (Not, thankfully, in that context.)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on November 01, 2013, 05:59:23 pm
I bet it is probably possibly with ~7 clicks per second and optimal purchase strategy. (which is quite difficult to figure out).

how does true neverclick work? None of the golden cookies give cookies if you can't click and have no cookies and no cps.

A lucky cookie gives 1200 time CpS or 10% of your current cookies, whichever is lower, plus 13.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: shraeye on November 01, 2013, 06:01:39 pm
Weekly cookie-update: 4.3 quintillion and counting
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: liopoil on November 01, 2013, 06:18:50 pm
A lucky cookie gives 1200 time CpS or 10% of your current cookies, whichever is lower, plus 13.
oh. That means that you need two of them though... man that's slow.

When I reset (for the first time) I think I'll do that, then reset again pretty quickly, and go for speed baking.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: SirPeebles on November 02, 2013, 05:38:57 pm
Well I now have everything aside from Black Cat's Paw and Just Plain Lucky.  I'm going outside.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on November 03, 2013, 05:21:40 pm
I reset recently, and probably in 15-20 red cookies, I've gotten 5 Elder Frenzies...
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on November 03, 2013, 05:41:26 pm
I reset recently, and probably in 15-20 red cookies, I've gotten 5 Elder Frenzies...

And 7-8 Cookie Chains...
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on November 03, 2013, 07:54:05 pm
I reset recently, and probably in 15-20 red cookies, I've gotten 5 Elder Frenzies...

And 7-8 Cookie Chains...

Make that 7 Elder Frenzies.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: SirPeebles on November 03, 2013, 09:34:46 pm
I've been reading this article (http://crypto.stanford.edu/craig/easy-fhe.pdf) on fully homomorphic encryption, and it is pretty neat stuff.

Basically, the idea is that you want to do some intensive computations, and since you don't own a super computer, you decide to rent computing time from a cloud service.  The catch is that your data is sensitive, and you can't risk leaking information.  How can you encrypt data so that someone else can process the data without "seeing" it?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: mail-mi on November 03, 2013, 10:32:17 pm
Is there a way to get more elder frenzies? Or are they just random?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on November 03, 2013, 10:44:06 pm
Is there a way to get more elder frenzies? Or are they just random?

They're just random.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: theory on November 04, 2013, 11:50:48 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcM14Al83Ls
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Polk5440 on November 04, 2013, 06:52:01 pm
I like chocolate chip cookies. Real ones.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kuildeous on November 04, 2013, 11:29:30 pm
I'm never going to be able to read "lol"  the same ever again, now that I see it as a guy raising his hands in the air...

Then there's the segment of population who read it as "lots of love".

And then there's "Lucifer our Lord."
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: mail-mi on November 04, 2013, 11:54:06 pm
I'm never going to be able to read "lol"  the same ever again, now that I see it as a guy raising his hands in the air...

Then there's the segment of population who read it as "lots of love".

And then there's "Lucifer our Lord."

...Devil worshipers?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Awaclus on November 05, 2013, 03:59:32 am
I like chocolate chip cookies. Real ones.
Me too. Actually, Chocolate chip cookies is the working title of one of my songs.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: mail-mi on November 05, 2013, 11:59:26 am
My friend just rad only came up with a formula to find prime numbers:

For whole numbers 3 and up:

sqrt(numbernumber-2). If it is irrational, it's prime. If it's rational, it's not prime.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: WalrusMcFishSr on November 05, 2013, 12:42:44 pm
My friend just rad only came up with a formula to find prime numbers:

For whole numbers 3 and up:

sqrt(numbernumber-2). If it is irrational, it's prime. If it's rational, it's not prime.

Counterexample: 15
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: mail-mi on November 05, 2013, 12:45:43 pm
My friend just rad only came up with a formula to find prime numbers:

For whole numbers 3 and up:

sqrt(numbernumber-2). If it is irrational, it's prime. If it's rational, it's not prime.

Counterexample: 15
Nooooooo! Are there any more? 25 is rational, and so is thirty, and I think 45 works.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: mail-mi on November 05, 2013, 12:51:47 pm
My friend just rad only came up with a formula to find prime numbers:

For whole numbers 3 and up:

sqrt(numbernumber-2). If it is irrational, it's prime. If it's rational, it's not prime.

Counterexample: 15
Nooooooo! Are there any more? 25 is rational, and so is thirty, and I think 45 works.
Never mind. However, if it is rational it is definitely not prime.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Witherweaver on November 05, 2013, 12:53:02 pm
My friend just rad only came up with a formula to find prime numbers:

For whole numbers 3 and up:

sqrt(numbernumber-2). If it is irrational, it's prime. If it's rational, it's not prime.

Counterexample: 15
Nooooooo! Are there any more? 25 is rational, and so is thirty, and I think 45 works.

Huh?  If n = 2k+1 this is just n^(k-1)*sqrt(n).  This is irrational whenever n is not a perfect square... 15 is the first odd composite non-perfect square. 
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: mail-mi on November 05, 2013, 12:59:31 pm
My friend just rad only came up with a formula to find prime numbers:

For whole numbers 3 and up:

sqrt(numbernumber-2). If it is irrational, it's prime. If it's rational, it's not prime.

Counterexample: 15
Nooooooo! Are there any more? 25 is rational, and so is thirty, and I think 45 works.

Huh?  If n = 2k+1 this is just n^(k-1)*sqrt(n). This is irrational whenever n is not a perfect square... 15 is the first odd composite non-perfect square.
Yeah, just figured that out. If it's even it'll be rational and if it's odd it has to be a perfect square. Sigh.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: ipofanes on November 06, 2013, 03:49:15 am
My friend just rad only came up with a formula to find prime numbers:

For whole numbers 3 and up:

sqrt(numbernumber-2). If it is irrational, it's prime. If it's rational, it's not prime.

Counterexample: 15
Nooooooo! Are there any more? 25 is rational, and so is thirty, and I think 45 works.

Huh?  If n = 2k+1 this is just n^(k-1)*sqrt(n). This is irrational whenever n is not a perfect square... 15 is the first odd composite non-perfect square.
Yeah, just figured that out. If it's even it'll be rational and if it's odd it has to be a perfect square. Sigh.

Empirical induction is fun. Our maths professor once introduced the Coaster Theorem to us, which states that when you mark a round coaster (well, a circle) with equidistant points on the perimeter, and you draw lines between each pair of points and cut the coaster along these lines, you obtain 2n-1 pieces. Works for n=0 to n=5 but is short by two on n=6.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on November 06, 2013, 09:30:24 am
My friend just rad only came up with a formula to find prime numbers:

For whole numbers 3 and up:

sqrt(numbernumber-2). If it is irrational, it's prime. If it's rational, it's not prime.

Counterexample: 15
Nooooooo! Are there any more? 25 is rational, and so is thirty, and I think 45 works.

Huh?  If n = 2k+1 this is just n^(k-1)*sqrt(n). This is irrational whenever n is not a perfect square... 15 is the first odd composite non-perfect square.
Yeah, just figured that out. If it's even it'll be rational and if it's odd it has to be a perfect square. Sigh.

Empirical induction is fun. Our maths professor once introduced the Coaster Theorem to us, which states that when you mark a round coaster (well, a circle) with equidistant points on the perimeter, and you draw lines between each pair of points and cut the coaster along these lines, you obtain 2n-1 pieces. Works for n=0 to n=5 but is short by two on n=6.


That doesn't work for n = 5 either... I count 11.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Witherweaver on November 06, 2013, 09:56:39 am
My friend just rad only came up with a formula to find prime numbers:

For whole numbers 3 and up:

sqrt(numbernumber-2). If it is irrational, it's prime. If it's rational, it's not prime.

Counterexample: 15
Nooooooo! Are there any more? 25 is rational, and so is thirty, and I think 45 works.

Huh?  If n = 2k+1 this is just n^(k-1)*sqrt(n). This is irrational whenever n is not a perfect square... 15 is the first odd composite non-perfect square.
Yeah, just figured that out. If it's even it'll be rational and if it's odd it has to be a perfect square. Sigh.

Empirical induction is fun. Our maths professor once introduced the Coaster Theorem to us, which states that when you mark a round coaster (well, a circle) with equidistant points on the perimeter, and you draw lines between each pair of points and cut the coaster along these lines, you obtain 2n-1 pieces. Works for n=0 to n=5 but is short by two on n=6.


That doesn't work for n = 5 either... I count 11.

I don't think it works for n=0, either~

(But n=5 does give 16, which I think is right)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: ipofanes on November 06, 2013, 12:06:22 pm
n=0 doesn't work, right.

But for n=5 I think you forgot the pie slices outside the pentagram.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Polk5440 on November 06, 2013, 12:28:57 pm
Number theory is full of conjectures where the smallest counterexample is quite a large number.

Here's a math overflow thread:
http://mathoverflow.net/questions/15444/the-phenomena-of-eventual-counterexamples
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on November 06, 2013, 12:46:36 pm
Number theory is full of conjectures where the smallest counterexample is quite a large number.

Here's a math overflow thread:
http://mathoverflow.net/questions/15444/the-phenomena-of-eventual-counterexamples

I think that's misleading.  An integer with 15 digits only seems like "quite a large number" because our everyday experience is with numbers less than 100.

Meanwhile, my cookie count has more than 15 digits.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: shraeye on November 06, 2013, 12:48:18 pm
Number theory is full of conjectures where the smallest counterexample is quite a large number.

Here's a math overflow thread:
http://mathoverflow.net/questions/15444/the-phenomena-of-eventual-counterexamples
This is exactly something I was looking for; I'm teaching infinite series right now, and students will say "oh look here's a pattern that's true twice.  This sequence is decreasing."  They don't understand why they should rigorously PROVE decreasing, like with a negative derivative or something.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Polk5440 on November 06, 2013, 01:45:46 pm
Number theory is full of conjectures where the smallest counterexample is quite a large number.

Here's a math overflow thread:
http://mathoverflow.net/questions/15444/the-phenomena-of-eventual-counterexamples

I think that's misleading.  An integer with 15 digits only seems like "quite a large number" because our everyday experience is with numbers less than 100.

Meanwhile, my cookie count has more than 15 digits.

I was thinking about it more in the empirical induction sense mentioned earlier. It's large because your first guess for a lot of these is to prove by induction, so let's test some cases, starting with the base case. n=1? n=2?..... n= 15 digit number? is a lot of cases to check before coming across a counterexample....

The following conjecture doesn't have a large counterexample in the same sense because you don't start checking n=1? n=2?... -- it's easy to "see" the counterexample.

Conjecture: All natural numbers are less than 1,000,000,000,000,000.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Witherweaver on November 06, 2013, 03:17:44 pm
Number theory is full of conjectures where the smallest counterexample is quite a large number.

Here's a math overflow thread:
http://mathoverflow.net/questions/15444/the-phenomena-of-eventual-counterexamples

I think that's misleading.  An integer with 15 digits only seems like "quite a large number" because our everyday experience is with numbers less than 100.

Meanwhile, my cookie count has more than 15 digits.

I was thinking about it more in the empirical induction sense mentioned earlier. It's large because your first guess for a lot of these is to prove by induction, so let's test some cases, starting with the base case. n=1? n=2?..... n= 15 digit number? is a lot of cases to check before coming across a counterexample....

The following conjecture doesn't have a large counterexample in the same sense because you don't start checking n=1? n=2?... -- it's easy to "see" the counterexample.

Conjecture: All natural numbers are less than 1,000,000,000,000,000.

That's a good point, and perhaps a good way of indicating why we shouldn't be so surprised about the eventual counterexample phenomena. 

Also would be fun in an undergrad class.  Tell them you're trying to prove some formula on natural numbers that involves some computation so you made a computer program that takes in a natural number and outputs True if the formula holds and False if it does not.  Ask them what they can deduce by plugging in a bunch of numbers and examining the output.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: SirPeebles on November 06, 2013, 04:28:54 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywWBy6J5gz8
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Ozle on November 06, 2013, 04:33:18 pm
(http://i1.wp.com/flowingdata.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/monty_hall.png?fit=625%2C9999)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: AHoppy on November 06, 2013, 04:38:23 pm
I would have learned quick sort so much faster if my comp-sci teacher had shown this video...  This is fantastic
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Witherweaver on November 06, 2013, 05:16:22 pm
(http://i1.wp.com/flowingdata.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/monty_hall.png?fit=625%2C9999)

21 would have been a much more awesomer movie if this was the main character
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on November 06, 2013, 05:55:57 pm
(http://i1.wp.com/flowingdata.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/monty_hall.png?fit=625%2C9999)

The funny thing is, right before I read this, I was trying to explain the whole thing to my dad, and his first question was, "What if I want the goat?"
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on November 07, 2013, 01:46:18 pm
Question: Should I do a cover of Chocolate Rain, as I can make my voice sound really deep?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Ozle on November 07, 2013, 02:43:35 pm
http://youtu.be/2cF8oA0zn7A
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Awaclus on November 07, 2013, 03:56:16 pm
Question: Should I do a cover of Chocolate Rain, as I can make my voice sound really deep?
Yeah!

I'm currently working on a vocal cover of Renai Circulation by Kana Hanazawa. I like challenges.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Tables on November 07, 2013, 04:31:51 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywWBy6J5gz8

I posted this on Facebook last night, and it's already gotten 2 shares and 7 likes.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Dsell on November 07, 2013, 04:46:44 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywWBy6J5gz8

I watched this twice. I think I understand quick-sort. :o
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Watno on November 07, 2013, 04:48:22 pm
We watched that in a lecture once.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Ozle on November 07, 2013, 04:56:41 pm
I watched it once, and a few things struck me

1) Hungarians are crazy
2) It took 6:55 minutes!! Thats not quick!
3) They all had numbers on thier chests, pretty sure they could have just looked at each other and just stood in the right place
4) If I dont own a hat does this mean I cannot do quicksort?
5) See No.4 but if I cant dance

Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Tables on November 07, 2013, 05:07:38 pm
I watched it once, and a few things struck me

1) Hungarians are crazy

I find this offensive. As a mathematician, that is. All we can say for certainty is that ten people doing Hungarian dances who are crazy.

Quote
2) It took 6:55 minutes!! Thats not quick!

Wow, well what are you, some sort of sorting guru? How would you know if that's fast? I seriously doubt you could do it faster.

Quote
3) They all had numbers on thier chests, pretty sure they could have just looked at each other and just stood in the right place

...Oh.

Quote
4) If I dont own a hat does this mean I cannot do quicksort?

I believe that was quite strongly implied in the video. Honestly,these questions.

Quote
5) See No.4 but if I cant dance

See 4.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: SirPeebles on November 07, 2013, 05:10:37 pm
2) It took 6:55 minutes!! Thats not quick!

Quicksort is only fast on average; it can be rather slow in worst-case situations, like when your data is performing a traditional hungarian dance.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: WalrusMcFishSr on November 07, 2013, 05:13:32 pm
This was just a warm-up; the next phase involves sorting the entire population of Budapest by cooking some sort of goulash.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Dsell on November 07, 2013, 05:16:41 pm
2) It took 6:55 minutes!! Thats not quick!

Quicksort is only fast on average; it can be rather slow in worst-case situations edge cases, like when your data is performing a traditional hungarian dance.

Ahem.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Watno on November 07, 2013, 06:59:12 pm
Contrary to popular belief, InsertionSort is the fastest sorting algorithm:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROalU379l3U
Only slightly slower is MergeSort
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaqR3G_NVoo
ShellSort is still ok:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmPA7zE8mx0
Then there's a small gap before BubbleSort:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyZQPjUT5B4
QuickSort is actually the second worst:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywWBy6J5gz8
But the red lantern is taken by SelectionSort:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ns4TPTC8whw
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Watno on November 07, 2013, 07:40:27 pm
Btw I guess the 9 in BubbleSort isn't very good at dancing.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on November 07, 2013, 08:50:39 pm
I personally use bucket sort for sorting students' papers.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kuildeous on November 08, 2013, 10:08:39 am
Man, I have to look these videos up when I get home. Though, my job does entail some rudimentary programming, so I may be able to justify watching these videos.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Ozle on November 08, 2013, 10:57:13 am
Maths question thats just come up between me and a colleague.

5! is 5x4x3x2x1 and is called factorial
What is the sign/name for 5+4+3+2+1?
I cannot seem to find it on my limited internet search and remembered you were all maths whizzes

Can we have the answer without any Cossacks please.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Ozle on November 08, 2013, 11:03:33 am
or is it only multiplcation that has a short handy format, and in which case...why?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Tables on November 08, 2013, 11:08:37 am
Maths question thats just come up between me and a colleague.

5! is 5x4x3x2x1 and is called factorial
What is the sign/name for 5+4+3+2+1?
I cannot seem to find it on my limited internet search and remembered you were all maths whizzes

Can we have the answer without any Cossacks please.

1+2+3+...+n is the nth triangle number. It doesn't have an explicit symbol, to the best of my knowledge, although I've seen it written as T(n) or Tn at different times.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Ozle on November 08, 2013, 11:11:09 am
So T(5) would = 15?

Ok, googled it and yes it does.
Weird that its phrased this way, but it will do
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Tables on November 08, 2013, 11:13:05 am
or is it only multiplcation that has a short handy format, and in which case...why?

The reason for this probably comes down to a few factors. Firstly there's no easy formula for factorials. The gamma function does give you factorials, but it's a hideous formula to use. In comparison, 1+2+...+n = n(n+1)/2, which is both easy enough to remember and very quick to calculate. Secondly, factorials come up a lot in some branches of mathematics, such as combinatorics, analysis and algebra. While triangle numbers do also come up a lot, it's rarely an issue to just use the formulaic version.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Witherweaver on November 08, 2013, 11:15:12 am
I personally use bucket sort for sorting students' papers.

I think that dressing your students up in costumes and having them dance a sorting algorithm is unethical.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Witherweaver on November 08, 2013, 11:22:03 am
or is it only multiplcation that has a short handy format, and in which case...why?

The reason for this probably comes down to a few factors. Firstly there's no easy formula for factorials. The gamma function does give you factorials, but it's a hideous formula to use. In comparison, 1+2+...+n = n(n-1)/2, which is both easy enough to remember and very quick to calculate. Secondly, factorials come up a lot in some branches of mathematics, such as combinatorics, analysis and algebra. While triangle numbers do also come up a lot, it's rarely an issue to just use the formulaic version.

The Gamma function extends the factorial "function".  You could just as easily define ! for natural n by n! = n*(n-1)!, 0! =1.  It's not closed-form, though.

But yeah I agree with what you say.  Also, since infinite (or arbitrary-term finite) sums come up so often early on in education, we're used to seeing short-hand sigma and figuring out ways to evaluate them.  Arbitrary term products don't come up as often, and factorials come up much more often than an arbitrary PI_{i=1..n} a(i).
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kuildeous on November 08, 2013, 11:41:07 am
I think that dressing your students up in costumes and having them dance a sorting algorithm is unethical awesome.

I think you misspelled something.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Polk5440 on November 08, 2013, 12:23:42 pm
or is it only multiplcation that has a short handy format, and in which case...why?

The reason for this probably comes down to a few factors. Firstly there's no easy formula for factorials. The gamma function does give you factorials, but it's a hideous formula to use. In comparison, 1+2+...+n = n(n-1)/2, which is both easy enough to remember and very quick to calculate. Secondly, factorials come up a lot in some branches of mathematics, such as combinatorics, analysis and algebra. While triangle numbers do also come up a lot, it's rarely an issue to just use the formulaic version.

1+2+3+...+n = n(n+1)/2
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Witherweaver on November 08, 2013, 12:34:36 pm
I think that dressing your students up in costumes and having them dance a sorting algorithm is unethical awesome.

I think you misspelled something.

I always confuse those two.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Tables on November 08, 2013, 12:36:34 pm
or is it only multiplcation that has a short handy format, and in which case...why?

The reason for this probably comes down to a few factors. Firstly there's no easy formula for factorials. The gamma function does give you factorials, but it's a hideous formula to use. In comparison, 1+2+...+n = n(n-1)/2, which is both easy enough to remember and very quick to calculate. Secondly, factorials come up a lot in some branches of mathematics, such as combinatorics, analysis and algebra. While triangle numbers do also come up a lot, it's rarely an issue to just use the formulaic version.

1+2+3+...+n = n(n+1)/2

No, I'm pretty sure that 1+2=1.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: sudgy on November 08, 2013, 12:48:10 pm
or is it only multiplcation that has a short handy format, and in which case...why?

The reason for this probably comes down to a few factors. Firstly there's no easy formula for factorials. The gamma function does give you factorials, but it's a hideous formula to use. In comparison, 1+2+...+n = n(n-1)/2, which is both easy enough to remember and very quick to calculate. Secondly, factorials come up a lot in some branches of mathematics, such as combinatorics, analysis and algebra. While triangle numbers do also come up a lot, it's rarely an issue to just use the formulaic version.

1+2+3+...+n = n(n+1)/2

No, I'm pretty sure that 1+2=1.

And that 1=0.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Witherweaver on November 08, 2013, 01:16:41 pm
or is it only multiplcation that has a short handy format, and in which case...why?

The reason for this probably comes down to a few factors. Firstly there's no easy formula for factorials. The gamma function does give you factorials, but it's a hideous formula to use. In comparison, 1+2+...+n = n(n-1)/2, which is both easy enough to remember and very quick to calculate. Secondly, factorials come up a lot in some branches of mathematics, such as combinatorics, analysis and algebra. While triangle numbers do also come up a lot, it's rarely an issue to just use the formulaic version.

1+2+3+...+n = n(n+1)/2

No, I'm pretty sure that 1+2=1.

And that 1=0.

This checks out.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: SirPeebles on November 08, 2013, 01:21:08 pm
I approve, since I want the category of rings to have a terminal object.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: SirPeebles on November 08, 2013, 01:46:32 pm
This is the most beautiful thing (http://www.theonion.com/articles/giant-burrito-to-solve-all-of-area-mans-problems-f,34479/) I have ever read.  It brought a tear to my eye.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Dsell on November 11, 2013, 05:56:03 pm
Does Le Havre rhyme with Brett Favre? Or is it some other pronunciation?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Archetype on November 11, 2013, 06:45:13 pm
I say Leh Harh vreh.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: AHoppy on November 11, 2013, 06:48:52 pm
Does Le Havre rhyme with Brett Favre? Or is it some other pronunciation?
Oooh, I got this.  Since it's French, you don't pronounce the H.  So it sounds more like Le ahhve.  Except after the v, there's an r, and the French make this sound in the back of their throats that I can't do and so I sound stupid when I try to say "Le Havre".  So, I usually go "Le hervareverdeh" and my friends know what I'm talking about
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kirian on November 11, 2013, 07:17:36 pm
It's pronounced "Lee-Haver."  Rhymes with "saver" with the emphasis on the first syllable.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: SirPeebles on November 11, 2013, 07:19:27 pm
Finally hit 1 trillion cookies per second, although I already had the achievement from the olden days when Elder Frenzy triggered it.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: ipofanes on November 12, 2013, 03:32:27 am
Does Le Havre rhyme with Brett Favre? Or is it some other pronunciation?
It certainly rhymes with Lucien Favre. So you may be on to something. I pronounce it [lə'ʔɑ:vʁ].
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Ozle on November 12, 2013, 08:54:41 am
Does Le Havre rhyme with Brett Favre? Or is it some other pronunciation?

It rhymes with Arbor and Barber,
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: SirPeebles on November 15, 2013, 07:41:09 pm
(http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/371/994/679.jpg)
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Dsell on November 18, 2013, 12:35:32 am
2 things:

I have watched an embarrassing amount of the show Baggage (http://www.guidebox.com/#!GSN/Baggage/full-episodes/35/watch/197426) this weekend. It's a super ridiculous dating gameshow where all the contestant's air their worst "baggage" (I only bathe once every two weeks! I wear a tiara ALL of the time! I am 150k in debt and jobless! I scream in my sleep!) that they're bringing to the relationship. And it's HILARIOUS. Extra ridiculousness points for being hosted by Jerry Springer.

I have been mostly leaving cookie clicker running in background for the past few days and I just checked it and realized that I'm about to pass 1 quintillion lifetime cookies! Only 600 trillion to go.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Dsell on November 19, 2013, 10:42:09 pm
And I just accidentally refreshed my Cookie Clicker page and lost over 100 quadrillion in unpopped wrinklers... :( :( :(
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: manda2014 on November 20, 2013, 12:13:16 am
I have watched an embarrassing amount of the show Baggage (http://www.guidebox.com/#!GSN/Baggage/full-episodes/35/watch/197426) this weekend. It's a super ridiculous dating gameshow where all the contestant's air their worst "baggage" (I only bathe once every two weeks! I wear a tiara ALL of the time! I am 150k in debt and jobless! I scream in my sleep!) that they're bringing to the relationship. And it's HILARIOUS. Extra ridiculousness points for being hosted by Jerry Springer.

Baggage is LITERALLY the funniest show on television. We may or may not have watched ~50 episodes over the weekend. I'm in love.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: shraeye on November 20, 2013, 09:47:42 am
I'll check out baggage sometime, I love a ridiculous show like that. 

In other news, I just got Black Cat's Paw, and am currently saving for my next anti-matter condenser, which costs just over 1 Quintillion.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Kuildeous on November 20, 2013, 10:47:30 am
Just finished the ABCs of Death. I can see why it got such poor ratings.

It's a cool concept, but not all of the directors were up to the task.  It can be hard to convey an interesting story in only 2-5 minutes. Some of them didn't even bother with a story, which was a shame.

I'm also disappointed that there was not death by Zamboni.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: shraeye on November 20, 2013, 03:48:42 pm
can't wait that long, gotta reset.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: SirPeebles on November 20, 2013, 03:52:44 pm
Ever since the Halloween update I've mostly idled with wrinklers, sniping an occasional Elder Frenzy.  I'm not making much progress toward Black Cat's Paw any longer.  Well, cookies chains help.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: heron on November 20, 2013, 05:30:11 pm
[rant]
The people who run my county's math meets have now officially had a wrong answer 2 out of 4 meets. I am extremely annoyed by this.
I am also really annoyed that they decided that math questions don't need proper grammar. They said to find the length of this segment, and there were two possible lengths, so it's ambiguous whether you should put both or put the length which makes their diagram to scale.
I am also mildly annoyed by the fact that 2 of the 6 questions on today's meet were basically the same thing; they both require the power of the point theorem for points outside of the circle.
I am also mildly annoyed by the fact that the first question of the five questions on a different math competition I did today can be solved in 10 seconds. Since you had 2 hours for the 5 questions, I think that they should all take about 24 minutes to solve.
[/rant]
So, yeah, pretty annoyed right now.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: SirPeebles on November 20, 2013, 05:48:24 pm
http://findtheinvisiblecow.com/
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Ozle on November 20, 2013, 06:05:11 pm
[rant]
The people who run my county's maths meets have now officially had a wrong answer 2 out of 4 meets. I am extremely annoyed by this.
I am also really annoyed that they decided that maths questions don't need proper grammar. They said to find the length of this segment, and there were two possible lengths, so it's ambiguous whether you should put both or put the length which makes their diagram to scale.
I am also mildly annoyed by the fact that 2 of the 6 questions on today's meet were basically the same thing; they both require the power of the point theorem for points outside of the circle.
I am also mildly annoyed by the fact that the first question of the five questions on a different maths competition I did today can be solved in 10 seconds. Since you had 2 hours for the 5 questions, I think that they should all take about 24 minutes to solve.
[/rant]
So, yeah, pretty annoyed right now.


FTFY


Also, on the note of this 'Meet', is it an organised paid for event, or a volunteer thing?
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: heron on November 20, 2013, 06:15:09 pm
I believe they receive some funding by the state (which I believe was cut in half this year) but there are also many volunteers.

Edit: The funding, not the state, was cut in half.
Title: Re: Random Stuff
Post by: Ozle on November 20, 2013, 06:16:49 pm
I believe they receive some funding by the state (which I believe was cut in half this year) but there are also many volunteers.

Edit: The funding, not the state, was cut in half.