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Random Stuff Part II
« on: August 18, 2014, 05:14:02 pm »
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Speaking of signatures, I think Andrew is slowly making his way into all of ours.

That's the plan! I think you should find a real quote of mine though.

KingZog3's quote seems legit to me

It's more of a paraphrase of something he said in a dominion game to me.
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Re: Random Stuff Part II
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2014, 05:42:58 pm »
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#5000 Post!!

Haha, that was post #5001, now you lose all the internets.
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Re: Random Stuff Part II
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2014, 05:51:50 pm »
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#5000 Post!!

Haha, that was post #5001, now you lose all the internets.

Looks like #5000 to me.
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Re: Random Stuff Part II
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2014, 05:59:36 pm »
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#5000 Post!!

Haha, that was post #5001, now you lose all the internets.

Looks like #5000 to me.

Now it's #4999.
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Re: Random Stuff Part II
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2014, 06:10:39 pm »
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I'm equally confused by what's going on over there.  It seems to oscillate between 4999, 5000, and 5001.  To avoid further quantum effects I'm going to split this into a new topic.
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Re: Random Stuff Part II
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2014, 06:15:02 pm »
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I'm equally confused by what's going on over there.  It seems to oscillate between 4999, 5000, and 5001.  To avoid further quantum effects I'm going to split this into a new topic.

I know.... I presume Jimmmmm knows too...

Wait, it's back to 5000 in the original thread.  I will presume that theory knows. :P


For further confusion:



I figured it out on a technical level in a way that a preschooler wouldn't be able to.  Had to look up a solution to realize what the intuitive answer is.  Still not sure a preschooler would get it, but it's more plausible now.
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Re: Random Stuff Part II
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2014, 06:17:49 pm »
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You post-deleting scum!

I'm equally confused by what's going on over there.  It seems to oscillate between 4999, 5000, and 5001.  To avoid further quantum effects I'm going to split this into a new topic.

I know.... I presume Jimmmmm knows too...

Wait, it's back to 5000 in the original thread.  I will presume that theory knows. :P


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I figured it out on a technical level in a way that a preschooler wouldn't be able to.  Had to look up a solution to realize what the intuitive answer is.  Still not sure a preschooler would get it, but it's more plausible now.

The fact that pre-schoolers can do it in five to ten minutes gives it away instantly. The only thing they know is how to count.
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Re: Random Stuff Part II
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2014, 06:38:05 pm »
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I'm equally confused by what's going on over there.  It seems to oscillate between 4999, 5000, and 5001.  To avoid further quantum effects I'm going to split this into a new topic.

I know.... I presume Jimmmmm knows too...

Wait, it's back to 5000 in the original thread.  I will presume that theory knows. :P


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I figured it out on a technical level in a way that a preschooler wouldn't be able to.  Had to look up a solution to realize what the intuitive answer is.  Still not sure a preschooler would get it, but it's more plausible now.

I got it in about 15 seconds, using the hint that apparently pre-schoolers can solve it. The answer is 2 - you count how many areas inside numbers there are, basically. E.g. an 8 has two areas, while 7 has none
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Re: Random Stuff Part II
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2014, 06:49:00 pm »
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Why do we need a new thread?

Also, I don't see how you can need more than a couple of minutes to solve the above by regarding it as an equation system.
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Re: Random Stuff Part II
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2014, 06:57:47 pm »
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Why do we need a new thread?

To avoid quantum effects, as theory said.
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Re: Random Stuff Part II
« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2014, 07:07:59 pm »
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i was scared there for a second...I thought random stuff had closed!!
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« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2014, 07:26:50 pm »
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Maybe those "quantum effects" were also related to the whole "have to scroll up a post to see new posts" thing.
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Re: Random Stuff Part II
« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2014, 07:31:16 pm »
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question: how does one find their most respected post?
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Re: Random Stuff Part II
« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2014, 07:33:43 pm »
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question: how does one find their most respected post?

You post something that gets upvoted dozens and dozens of times. It then becomes your most respected post. You could try a pic of a sad kitten losing to a KC-masquerade-goons pin.

...Otherwise you need to keep the tally yourself.
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« Reply #14 on: August 18, 2014, 07:40:41 pm »
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question: how does one find their most respected post?

It's been asked before.  I know mine (it's the most respected post on the forum), but I don't know about anybody else's.
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Re: Random Stuff Part II
« Reply #15 on: August 18, 2014, 07:53:17 pm »
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I know mine
Me too, it's the card from Base Dominion that expands Treasures.

EDIT: My most respected post is, as far as I know, this.
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Re: Random Stuff Part II
« Reply #16 on: August 18, 2014, 08:02:24 pm »
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You'd think there'd be an easy way for me to find it, but sadly no :(
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Re: Random Stuff Part II
« Reply #17 on: August 18, 2014, 08:15:16 pm »
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question: how does one find their most respected post?

You post something that gets upvoted dozens and dozens of times. It then becomes your most respected post. You could try a pic of a sad kitten losing to a KC-masquerade-goons pin.

I did it by photoshopping glorious facial hair onto a board game designer's face.

At least I think I did.  I don't remember another post of mine being so well received.
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Re: Random Stuff Part II
« Reply #18 on: August 18, 2014, 08:52:52 pm »
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question: how does one find their most respected post?

You post something that gets upvoted dozens and dozens of times. It then becomes your most respected post. You could try a pic of a sad kitten losing to a KC-masquerade-goons pin.

...Otherwise you need to keep the tally yourself.

Write some fanfiction, that's my suggestion.
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« Reply #19 on: August 18, 2014, 08:55:06 pm »
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I think mine was when I stepped into a (serious) thread, didn't read it, made a completely serious reply, and managed to get message of the week from it.

Well, it's that or a post I made from an alt account. Probably the latter actually.

Edit: It's the latter. Sigh.
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« Reply #20 on: August 18, 2014, 09:15:59 pm »
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If you assume each digits maps to a given number, there's enough information to solve it, but that overcomplicates things.
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« Reply #21 on: August 18, 2014, 09:19:00 pm »
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I think my most respected post is one in the Soviet Dominion thread. I don't know how to link to a specific post, but if you scroll down about halfway you'll see it.
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« Reply #22 on: August 18, 2014, 09:44:50 pm »
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I think my most respected post is one in the Soviet Dominion thread. I don't know how to link to a specific post, but if you scroll down about halfway you'll see it.

just click on the post itself.  So, in this case, you would click on the "Re: In Soviet Dominion..." that is just above "Reply #12 on: April 09, 2014, 03:34:55 am" and it will give you a url for that specific post.
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« Reply #23 on: August 18, 2014, 09:50:20 pm »
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The male:female ratio is down from 15.5:1 to 15.3:1 on the forum!
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« Reply #24 on: August 18, 2014, 09:52:27 pm »
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I think my most respected is my Escher meme.
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« Reply #25 on: August 18, 2014, 10:39:17 pm »
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The male:female ratio is down from 15.5:1 to 15.3:1 on the forum!

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« Reply #26 on: August 18, 2014, 10:48:05 pm »
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Man we already covered most respected posts just a few weeks ago guys.
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« Reply #27 on: August 18, 2014, 10:49:24 pm »
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Man we already covered most respected posts just a few weeks ago guys.

question: how does one find their most respected post?

It's been asked before.  I know mine (it's the most respected post on the forum), but I don't know about anybody else's.

Man we already covered that response just a few hours ago guys.
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« Reply #28 on: August 18, 2014, 10:59:02 pm »
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question: how does one find their most respected post?

It's been asked before.  I know mine (it's the most respected post on the forum), but I don't know about anybody else's.

What post is this?
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« Reply #29 on: August 19, 2014, 12:07:43 am »
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I miss the old Random Stuff thread.  :-[
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« Reply #30 on: August 19, 2014, 12:47:02 am »
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I miss the old Random Stuff thread.  :-[
This one feels so...empty.
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« Reply #31 on: August 19, 2014, 01:22:46 am »
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I miss the old Random Stuff thread.  :-[
This one feels so...empty.

Those were the days, brah.
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« Reply #32 on: August 19, 2014, 01:29:22 am »
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I miss the old Random Stuff thread.  :-[
This one feels so...empty.

Those were the days, brah.

I'll go ahead and create the "Tribute To the Random Stuff Thread" thread. You're welcome.
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« Reply #33 on: August 19, 2014, 08:40:28 am »
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I miss the old Random Stuff thread.  :-[
This one feels so...empty.

Those were the days, brah.

I'll go ahead and create the "Tribute To the Random Stuff Thread" thread. You're welcome.

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« Reply #34 on: August 19, 2014, 08:46:22 am »
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Man we already covered most respected posts just a few weeks ago guys.
My most respected post had changed since then, though.
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« Reply #35 on: August 19, 2014, 09:50:22 am »
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So, got this email today from work about lost and found:

This month I have recovered the following lost items:
  • a pair of black women’s sunglasses
  • a brown men’s wrist watch

The accenting is from the email, not mine.  Phrasing is fun.
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« Reply #36 on: August 19, 2014, 10:27:20 am »
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Is the woman black or are the sunglasses?
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« Reply #37 on: August 19, 2014, 10:30:28 am »
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Is the woman black or are the sunglasses?

And, why is only "black" italicized and not other colors?
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« Reply #38 on: August 19, 2014, 10:35:58 am »
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Apparently I overdrew my checking account. Thank god my bank decided to charge me a $10 overdraft fee. Thanks BOA for kicking me while I'm down.
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« Reply #39 on: August 19, 2014, 10:47:23 am »
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Sucks to hear that.  Another casualty of debit cards?
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« Reply #40 on: August 19, 2014, 10:48:25 am »
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Is the woman black or are the sunglasses?

And, why is only "black" italicized and not other colors?

I'm guessing it's to further set it apart from the surrounding text. The other colors are already eye-catching, but the rest of the text is already black. So they probably italicized it for good measure.

That being said, I don't know why they're coloring the words in the first place.
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« Reply #41 on: August 19, 2014, 10:54:15 am »
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I would have announced that I have recovered the following lost items:
  • a pair of black women’s sunglasses
  • a brown men’s wrist watch
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« Reply #42 on: August 19, 2014, 10:57:59 am »
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I admit my immediate reaction the email was, "How does she know the glasses belong to a black woman?  Are they somehow different from other sunglas.... oh... I get it".
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« Reply #43 on: August 19, 2014, 11:24:04 am »
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Brown is a terrible way to describe a wristwatch... Because I would hazard a guess at somewhere around 30% of watches have a brown strap.  However, a brown face is much less common.  Also, it's easy enough to find the brand of the watch, seeing as it's usually on the face...

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« Reply #44 on: August 19, 2014, 11:37:49 am »
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Maybe I should start posting daily lost & found from work. It's amazing how many people lose things like wallets, keys, clothing...
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« Reply #45 on: August 19, 2014, 11:38:36 am »
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Brown is a terrible way to describe a wristwatch... Because I would hazard a guess at somewhere around 30% of watches have a brown strap.  However, a brown face is much less common.  Also, it's easy enough to find the brand of the watch, seeing as it's usually on the face...

Also, I need an excuse to post in this thread so I can be notified of the new random stuff going on

Generally with a "lost and found" email you don't describe all of the identifying properties.  You announce that you have found a brown wristwatch, and then when someone claims that the watch is theirs, you ask them for the brand name or other identifying information in order to confirm that it is really their watch and that someone isn't just claiming a free watch.
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« Reply #46 on: August 19, 2014, 11:44:18 am »
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Brown is a terrible way to describe a wristwatch... Because I would hazard a guess at somewhere around 30% of watches have a brown strap.  However, a brown face is much less common.  Also, it's easy enough to find the brand of the watch, seeing as it's usually on the face...

Also, I need an excuse to post in this thread so I can be notified of the new random stuff going on

Generally with a "lost and found" email you don't describe all of the identifying properties.  You announce that you have found a brown wristwatch, and then when someone claims that the watch is theirs, you ask them for the brand name or other identifying information in order to confirm that it is really their watch and that someone isn't just claiming a free watch.
Yeah... but then it's basically wishing well :P

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« Reply #47 on: August 19, 2014, 11:46:28 am »
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Apparently I overdrew my checking account. Thank god my bank decided to charge me a $10 overdraft fee. Thanks BOA for kicking me while I'm down.

At least it doesn't sound like the spiral of overdraft fees that could easily be avoided by an ethical bank (ha!).

I had a scenario where I goofed on a money transfer. Then on the same day, the bank decided to clear my rent payment (the largest) and then my other bills. If it had just cleared the smaller amounts first, then I would have overdrafted only once when the rent bill cleared. But no, they cleared the rent first which triggered an overdraft and then cleared the others which each individually triggered overdraft fees. I was so livid.

And that's why I don't do business with Commerce bank anymore. Also, they charged me for account inactivity in my savings. Apparently they had to punish me for not causing more work on their end withdrawing money.
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« Reply #48 on: August 19, 2014, 11:48:25 am »
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Apparently I overdrew my checking account. Thank god my bank decided to charge me a $10 overdraft fee. Thanks BOA for kicking me while I'm down.

At least it doesn't sound like the spiral of overdraft fees that could easily be avoided by an ethical bank (ha!).

I had a scenario where I goofed on a money transfer. Then on the same day, the bank decided to clear my rent payment (the largest) and then my other bills. If it had just cleared the smaller amounts first, then I would have overdrafted only once when the rent bill cleared. But no, they cleared the rent first which triggered an overdraft and then cleared the others which each individually triggered overdraft fees. I was so livid.

And that's why I don't do business with Commerce bank anymore. Also, they charged me for account inactivity in my savings. Apparently they had to punish me for not causing more work on their end withdrawing money.

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« Reply #49 on: August 19, 2014, 12:44:44 pm »
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Have you guys seen that Louis C.K. bit? Here I'll find it real quick:

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« Reply #50 on: August 19, 2014, 01:43:42 pm »
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Brown is a terrible way to describe a wristwatch... Because I would hazard a guess at somewhere around 30% of watches have a brown strap.  However, a brown face is much less common.  Also, it's easy enough to find the brand of the watch, seeing as it's usually on the face...

Also, I need an excuse to post in this thread so I can be notified of the new random stuff going on

Generally with a "lost and found" email you don't describe all of the identifying properties.  You announce that you have found a brown wristwatch, and then when someone claims that the watch is theirs, you ask them for the brand name or other identifying information in order to confirm that it is really their watch and that someone isn't just claiming a free watch.

But not just anyone can claim the watch.  Only a brown man.
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« Reply #51 on: August 19, 2014, 02:05:36 pm »
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Brown is a terrible way to describe a wristwatch... Because I would hazard a guess at somewhere around 30% of watches have a brown strap.  However, a brown face is much less common.  Also, it's easy enough to find the brand of the watch, seeing as it's usually on the face...

Also, I need an excuse to post in this thread so I can be notified of the new random stuff going on

Generally with a "lost and found" email you don't describe all of the identifying properties.  You announce that you have found a brown wristwatch, and then when someone claims that the watch is theirs, you ask them for the brand name or other identifying information in order to confirm that it is really their watch and that someone isn't just claiming a free watch.

But not just anyone can claim the watch.  Only a brown man.

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« Reply #52 on: August 19, 2014, 02:35:50 pm »
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question: how does one find their most respected post?

It's been asked before.  I know mine (it's the most respected post on the forum), but I don't know about anybody else's.

What post is this?

http://forum.dominionstrategy.com/index.php?topic=5727.msg285310#msg285310
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No, but he has the power.  He's done it before.

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I think, instead, Theory should remove all the upvotes from all your other posts and put them only on that one.
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Wait, so you only *actually* have 500 respect or so?
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« Reply #57 on: August 19, 2014, 04:11:02 pm »
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Wait, so you only *actually* have 500 respect or so?
No, that's only displayed on the post, and doesn't affect the actual respect count. Theory's post with negative respect was a clever plan to get people to upvote it in an attempt to bring it over 0.
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« Reply #58 on: August 19, 2014, 04:27:01 pm »
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I think, instead, Theory should remove all the upvotes from all your other posts and put them only on that one.

But then it wouldn't be hundreds, it would be thousands.
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« Reply #59 on: August 19, 2014, 04:31:20 pm »
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I think, instead, Theory should remove all the upvotes from all your other posts and put them only on that one.

But then it wouldn't be hundreds, it would be thousands.

It would be 14 hundreds.
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« Reply #60 on: August 19, 2014, 06:19:10 pm »
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Tens of thousands.

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« Reply #61 on: August 19, 2014, 06:31:39 pm »
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I remember that post by sudgy. I think I actually reported it and made the joke theory then made (but it was a long time ago, so I might be misremembering).

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« Reply #62 on: August 20, 2014, 10:53:35 am »
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« Reply #63 on: August 20, 2014, 11:10:50 am »
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No cheating I figured this out in 5 minutes.
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« Reply #64 on: August 20, 2014, 11:11:40 am »
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The answer is of course, 2. But you have to know why that is the answer so telling you the answer doesn't really answer why.
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« Reply #65 on: August 20, 2014, 01:28:06 pm »
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Ridiculously simple puzzle.jpg


No cheating I figured this out in 5 minutes.

I'm shocked this took any normal adult more than about a minute.

That being said, I tried it on two pre-schoolers and all I got was whining about "I don't know how, I don't know what this means!" so take the first line of the puzzle with a grain of salt.  Apparently I need to give my daughters more puzzles.
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« Reply #66 on: August 20, 2014, 01:48:12 pm »
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It doesn't seem obvious to me in the slightest.
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« Reply #67 on: August 20, 2014, 02:05:55 pm »
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The preschool line is just the normal bullshit to challenge people's egos so that they will a) comment on it to look smart and give the post more visibility and b) share it to feel superior to their friends and give the post more visibility.

And I'm getting pretty sick of those "challenges" to people. This one is actually a legitimate puzzle; not a hard one, but it's a puzzle. It's tons better than "99% of Americans can't give a male name that begins with O within 2 minutes," or "Most people cannot find the 9 in this field of 8s within 15 seconds." They're both bullshit, but the average person (I really, really hope I am overexaggerating the term "average") feels like he just accomplished a task of smarts and then wants to show it off.

So while the puzzle is actually a good one, I doubt the preschool claim holds any water. It's just some group trying to get views.
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« Reply #68 on: August 20, 2014, 02:36:21 pm »
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The pre-school line is a hint, people. It's a hint, not a scientific fact. I believe the puzzle would be orders of magnitude harder without the hint. I don't think it has anything at all to do with egos.
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« Reply #69 on: August 20, 2014, 02:40:20 pm »
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I really don't understand that "hint".  What are preschooler's not able to do that nonpreschooler's can?  Lots of stuff, I guess.  That doesn't really tell me much.
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« Reply #70 on: August 20, 2014, 02:43:10 pm »
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I really don't understand that "hint".  What are preschooler's not able to do that nonpreschooler's can?  Lots of stuff, I guess.  That doesn't really tell me much.

It means the problem is not of a mathematical nature, that is, there is no function to be discovered. Pre-schoolers can count, they cannot add, subtract or any other higher mathematical functions. Thus the implication is that you are counting something. Half of the puzzle is parsing the hint.
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« Reply #71 on: August 20, 2014, 02:44:18 pm »
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Also, spare me the explanation that counting is addition by 1 recursive. By addition I mean the summing of whole numbers greater than 1.
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« Reply #72 on: August 20, 2014, 02:55:41 pm »
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I really don't understand that "hint".  What are preschooler's not able to do that nonpreschooler's can?  Lots of stuff, I guess.  That doesn't really tell me much.

It means the problem is not of a mathematical nature, that is, there is no function to be discovered. Pre-schoolers can count, they cannot add, subtract or any other higher mathematical functions. Thus the implication is that you are counting something. Half of the puzzle is parsing the hint.

Count the number of loops?
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« Reply #73 on: August 20, 2014, 02:57:56 pm »
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There is a function:

g(0) = 1
g(1) = 0
g(2) = 0
g(3) = 0
g(4) = 1*
g(5) = 0
g(6) = 1
g(7) = 0
g(8 ) = 2
g(9) = 1

f(d_n 10^n) = g(d_0) + g(d_1) + ... + g(d_n).

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« Reply #74 on: August 20, 2014, 02:59:21 pm »
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I really don't understand that "hint".  What are preschooler's not able to do that nonpreschooler's can?  Lots of stuff, I guess.  That doesn't really tell me much.

It means the problem is not of a mathematical nature, that is, there is no function to be discovered. Pre-schoolers can count, they cannot add, subtract or any other higher mathematical functions. Thus the implication is that you are counting something. Half of the puzzle is parsing the hint.

Count the number of loops?

Kids call them circles
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« Reply #75 on: August 20, 2014, 03:00:20 pm »
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I really don't understand that "hint".  What are preschooler's not able to do that nonpreschooler's can?  Lots of stuff, I guess.  That doesn't really tell me much.

It means the problem is not of a mathematical nature, that is, there is no function to be discovered. Pre-schoolers can count, they cannot add, subtract or any other higher mathematical functions. Thus the implication is that you are counting something. Half of the puzzle is parsing the hint.

Count the number of loops?

Kids call them circles

Then the puzzle would depend on the font!  And be impossible to practically answer.
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« Reply #76 on: August 20, 2014, 03:02:17 pm »
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I thought I could escape the ice bucket challenge by going outside and playing basketball. I was wrong. Soon after I got there some dudes came and poured ice water on themselves. God make it stop.
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I thought I could escape the ice bucket challenge by going outside and playing basketball. I was wrong. Soon after I got there some dudes came and poured ice water on themselves. God make it stop.

I have no idea what you're talking about, but it sounds like these "dudes" are into some really strange things.
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« Reply #78 on: August 20, 2014, 03:03:42 pm »
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I thought I could escape the ice bucket challenge by going outside and playing basketball. I was wrong. Soon after I got there some dudes came and poured ice water on themselves. God make it stop.

Man, they all just coached the team to the championships.  That's how it's done.
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« Reply #79 on: August 20, 2014, 03:05:03 pm »
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I really don't understand that "hint".  What are preschooler's not able to do that nonpreschooler's can?  Lots of stuff, I guess.  That doesn't really tell me much.

It means the problem is not of a mathematical nature, that is, there is no function to be discovered. Pre-schoolers can count, they cannot add, subtract or any other higher mathematical functions. Thus the implication is that you are counting something. Half of the puzzle is parsing the hint.

Count the number of loops?

Kids call them circles

Then the puzzle would depend on the font!  And be impossible to practically answer.

Which, ostensibly, is why the puzzle comes in the form of a static image.
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« Reply #80 on: August 20, 2014, 03:06:46 pm »
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I really don't understand that "hint".  What are preschooler's not able to do that nonpreschooler's can?  Lots of stuff, I guess.  That doesn't really tell me much.

It means the problem is not of a mathematical nature, that is, there is no function to be discovered. Pre-schoolers can count, they cannot add, subtract or any other higher mathematical functions. Thus the implication is that you are counting something. Half of the puzzle is parsing the hint.

Count the number of loops?

Kids call them circles

Then the puzzle would depend on the font!  And be impossible to practically answer.

Which, ostensibly, is why the puzzle comes in the form of a static image.

Prove that they're circles.

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« Reply #81 on: August 20, 2014, 03:07:51 pm »
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I really don't understand that "hint".  What are preschooler's not able to do that nonpreschooler's can?  Lots of stuff, I guess.  That doesn't really tell me much.

It means the problem is not of a mathematical nature, that is, there is no function to be discovered. Pre-schoolers can count, they cannot add, subtract or any other higher mathematical functions. Thus the implication is that you are counting something. Half of the puzzle is parsing the hint.

Count the number of loops?

Kids call them circles

Then the puzzle would depend on the font!  And be impossible to practically answer.

Which, ostensibly, is why the puzzle comes in the form of a static image.

Prove that they're circles.

(Edit: I mean, clearly they aren't.)


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« Reply #82 on: August 20, 2014, 03:11:02 pm »
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I really don't understand that "hint".  What are preschooler's not able to do that nonpreschooler's can?  Lots of stuff, I guess.  That doesn't really tell me much.

It means the problem is not of a mathematical nature, that is, there is no function to be discovered. Pre-schoolers can count, they cannot add, subtract or any other higher mathematical functions. Thus the implication is that you are counting something. Half of the puzzle is parsing the hint.

Count the number of loops?

Kids call them circles

Then the puzzle would depend on the font!  And be impossible to practically answer.

Which, ostensibly, is why the puzzle comes in the form of a static image.

Prove that they're circles.

(Edit: I mean, clearly they aren't.)


Like I said, Kids call them circles
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Pre-schoolers can count, they cannot add, subtract or any other higher mathematical functions.
Depends on the preschooler. I remember adding and subtracting fractions at the age of four.
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« Reply #84 on: August 20, 2014, 03:16:34 pm »
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Pre-schoolers can count, they cannot add, subtract or any other higher mathematical functions.
Depends on the preschooler. I remember adding and subtracting fractions at the age of four.

Well, sure, but by that standard you can never make any generalized statement on anything. A preschooler is not expected to be able to add and substract.
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« Reply #85 on: August 20, 2014, 03:18:34 pm »
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Pre-schoolers can count, they cannot add, subtract or any other higher mathematical functions.
Depends on the preschooler. I remember adding and subtracting fractions at the age of four.

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« Reply #86 on: August 20, 2014, 03:39:26 pm »
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Parsing the hint is half the work and the point is made if you struggle to simplify the problem sufficiently by interpolating your personal experiences as a pre-schooler. The problem is primarily one of inference as to the nature of the solution. The explicit obstacle lies in being overly literal. Thus, it is intended to be exceptionally hard for the mathematically minded. this is proven by the fact that once the solution is aired there remains debate as to whether the problem was correctly framed or not. In short, you still haven't solved the puzzle even though you have the answer and the function of solution.
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« Reply #87 on: August 20, 2014, 03:43:21 pm »
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Actually g(4) is ambiguous.  Maybe it should be 1 instead of 0.  Though in my handwriting it would be 0.
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« Reply #88 on: August 20, 2014, 03:45:55 pm »
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Actually g(4) is ambiguous.  Maybe it should be 1 instead of 0.  Though in my handwriting it would be 0.
conveniently, the puzzle has no 4s in it. Except for in the answers...
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« Reply #89 on: August 20, 2014, 03:48:05 pm »
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Actually g(4) is ambiguous.  Maybe it should be 1 instead of 0.  Though in my handwriting it would be 0.
conveniently, the puzzle has no 4s in it. Except for in the answers...

Yeah, I went back and checked.  Plus, it causes problems with the loop/circle thing. 

But I mean, it would be weird if you couldn't plug any number into the question slot.
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« Reply #91 on: August 20, 2014, 04:06:29 pm »
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I thought I could escape the ice bucket challenge by going outside and playing basketball. I was wrong. Soon after I got there some dudes came and poured ice water on themselves. God make it stop.

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« Reply #92 on: August 20, 2014, 04:11:05 pm »
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I thought I could escape the ice bucket challenge by going outside and playing basketball. I was wrong. Soon after I got there some dudes came and poured ice water on themselves. God make it stop.

Oh wow do not get me started.  I could rant so much about that from so many different directions...

I've tangentially heard about this... celebrities are pouring ice water on themselves for some reason ? What ?
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« Reply #93 on: August 20, 2014, 04:14:16 pm »
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I thought I could escape the ice bucket challenge by going outside and playing basketball. I was wrong. Soon after I got there some dudes came and poured ice water on themselves. God make it stop.

Oh wow do not get me started.  I could rant so much about that from so many different directions...

I've tangentially heard about this... celebrities are pouring ice water on themselves for some reason ? What ?

I don't know how it started exactly, but the cause is awareness and donations to research for ALS (aka amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, aka Lou Gehrig's disease, and what Stephen Hawking suffers from).  The idea is, you donate less if you dump the ice on yourself, then you challenge other people to dump ice or have to donate more.

It's moronic... and yet it has indeed raised millions for ALS research.  Which is great news for ALS sufferers (if they live long enough to see treatment, which they likely won't), but not so great news for... other charities.
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« Reply #94 on: August 20, 2014, 04:19:36 pm »
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I really don't understand that "hint".  What are preschooler's not able to do that nonpreschooler's can?  Lots of stuff, I guess.  That doesn't really tell me much.

It means the problem is not of a mathematical nature, that is, there is no function to be discovered. Pre-schoolers can count, they cannot add, subtract or any other higher mathematical functions. Thus the implication is that you are counting something. Half of the puzzle is parsing the hint.

Count the number of loops?

Kids call them circles

Then the puzzle would depend on the font!  And be impossible to practically answer.

Which, ostensibly, is why the puzzle comes in the form of a static image.

Prove that they're circles.

(Edit: I mean, clearly they aren't.)


Like I said, Kids call them circles

And this is why I never let kids perform open-heart surgery on me. They're too dumb for this puzzle.
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« Reply #95 on: August 20, 2014, 04:23:21 pm »
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By the way : isn't the answer to the whole circle/loop conundrum to call them holes ? That's how I'd say it anyway.
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« Reply #96 on: August 20, 2014, 04:23:36 pm »
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It's moronic... and yet it has indeed raised millions for ALS research.  Which is great news for ALS sufferers (if they live long enough to see treatment, which they likely won't), but not so great news for... other charities.

I view the ice-water gimmick as a good thing because it raises awareness. Well, really, it reminds people, because I think everyone knows of ALS, but sometimes it helps to remind people that it's still out there and could use more research. So these stupid stunts bring the disease to the foreground and raise money. Good on that!

Having said that, the stunt is really dumb because you're challenging someone to donate $100 (or whatever) or else pour ice water over your head. So when someone videos himself pouring water over his head, he is making a tacit admission that he would rather dump water on himself than donate $100 to ALS research. This is probably not true. I bet most of the people in the videos did donate something, though maybe not $100. But the statement is still there, so it's pretty dumb. The challenge really should be something like donating $100 and then proving it by videoing yourself with ice water on your head. Not that it proves much but again, awareness.
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« Reply #97 on: August 20, 2014, 04:38:33 pm »
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It's moronic... and yet it has indeed raised millions for ALS research.  Which is great news for ALS sufferers (if they live long enough to see treatment, which they likely won't), but not so great news for... other charities.

I view the ice-water gimmick as a good thing because it raises awareness. Well, really, it reminds people, because I think everyone knows of ALS, but sometimes it helps to remind people that it's still out there and could use more research. So these stupid stunts bring the disease to the foreground and raise money. Good on that!

Having said that, the stunt is really dumb because you're challenging someone to donate $100 (or whatever) or else pour ice water over your head. So when someone videos himself pouring water over his head, he is making a tacit admission that he would rather dump water on himself than donate $100 to ALS research. This is probably not true. I bet most of the people in the videos did donate something, though maybe not $100. But the statement is still there, so it's pretty dumb. The challenge really should be something like donating $100 and then proving it by videoing yourself with ice water on your head. Not that it proves much but again, awareness.

A friend whose research is in water treatment and desalinization posted something to FB earlier today, pointing out that one of the major causes of death in the world is lack of access to fresh water.  And here we are dumping someone's daily supply of water over our heads as part of a bet to escape giving as much to charity.

As someone with little to donate to charity in any given year, I can think of a lot better causes than ALS research.  Consider that about 30000 people in the US suffer from ALS.  That's about the same as the number of people just in my home city (about 10% of the population) who rely on food banks for part of their sustenance.  A $10 donation to my local food bank is going to impact more lives today than a $100 donation to ALS research... for which a useful treatment is years or decades away.

I don't know, maybe I'm more "aware" than other people, but I wasn't ignorant of ALS prior to this.  I don't see awareness of a specific disease as a great goal.
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« Reply #98 on: August 20, 2014, 04:40:19 pm »
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« Reply #99 on: August 20, 2014, 05:04:24 pm »
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I never even knew what the whole ice-water thing was, it was just one of those chain things.
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« Reply #100 on: August 20, 2014, 05:36:34 pm »
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From the Canadian Press:

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I have no idea whether the puns were intentional or not, but I find them hilarious.

Puns ? Plural ? I get "green-lighting" but that's the only one I see.

Oh, "highest" I guess. That's a stretch, but ok.
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« Reply #101 on: August 20, 2014, 07:15:49 pm »
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As someone with little to donate to charity in any given year, I can think of a lot better causes than ALS research.  Consider that about 30000 people in the US suffer from ALS.  That's about the same as the number of people just in my home city (about 10% of the population) who rely on food banks for part of their sustenance.  A $10 donation to my local food bank is going to impact more lives today than a $100 donation to ALS research... for which a useful treatment is years or decades away.

The problem with this line of thinking (and this is something I've struggled with before myself and I'm just sharing my current, malleable conclusion) is that for any donation $A to charity B, you can argue that a donation of $A to C would have done more good. What I'm saying is, at some point, you have to just go "Hey, $A was given to charity! That's great!" as long as the charity isn't obviously fraudulent or something.

I'm assuming, from the viral nature of the challenge at this point, that it's likely creating new charity dollars, not re-directing existing ones. Maybe it is, I don't know! That would be the interesting thing to me to know.
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« Reply #102 on: August 20, 2014, 07:31:45 pm »
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I'm assuming, from the viral nature of the challenge at this point, that it's likely creating new charity dollars, not re-directing existing ones.
It's probably both.
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« Reply #103 on: August 20, 2014, 08:18:26 pm »
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« Reply #104 on: August 20, 2014, 08:20:27 pm »
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I tend to cater to my audience.  Although metric is so much cleaner
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« Reply #105 on: August 20, 2014, 08:24:27 pm »
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We haven't talked about metric vs. imperial enough.

What's this from?
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« Reply #106 on: August 20, 2014, 08:26:20 pm »
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A lot of the celebrities probably already have their own personal causes, so they may not want to get involved in donating to a new one, but the challenge does raise awareness. Of course you also have a few people like Charlie Sheen who decide to go for the more direct option.
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I actually don't know.  I saw it on tumblr...

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« Reply #108 on: August 20, 2014, 09:38:44 pm »
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We haven't talked about metric vs. imperial enough.

This is silly.  Those are just the definitions (at least historically) of those SI units.  Obviously the units will look easy to use when applied to their own definition.
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« Reply #109 on: August 20, 2014, 10:13:40 pm »
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So there's been an apparent leak on the character roster and stages in the new Super Smash Bros. game(s). What makes it fun though is that the leak seems to be either legit or very well crafted - and that's led to a huge amount of argument and general flame wars. GameFAQs SSBU board is absolutely hilarious right about now, with rage flying all over the place. It's fun just to go over and read all the threads proving the leak is legit, and proving the leak is a fake, and watching the mix of passive aggressive comments people are throwing around about people who feel differently to themselves about it.

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« Reply #110 on: August 20, 2014, 10:29:25 pm »
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We haven't talked about metric vs. imperial enough.

This is silly.  Those are just the definitions (at least historically) of those SI units.  Obviously the units will look easy to use when applied to their own definition.

Also not accurate (at least the hydrogen part). If we say the hydrogen is a representative distribution of naturally occurring isotopes it's 1.00794 g/mol and if we're just talking about 1H then it's 1.00783 g/mol. So it's close, but definitely not exact; we're off by about 5*1021 atoms. The standard definition of the mole is based on the mass of 12C.

I do agree that SI and metric are mostly way better than the imperial system.
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« Reply #111 on: August 20, 2014, 10:30:03 pm »
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So there's been an apparent leak on the character roster and stages in the new Super Smash Bros. game(s). What makes it fun though is that the leak seems to be either legit or very well crafted - and that's led to a huge amount of argument and general flame wars. GameFAQs SSBU board is absolutely hilarious right about now, with rage flying all over the place. It's fun just to go over and read all the threads proving the leak is legit, and proving the leak is a fake, and watching the mix of passive aggressive comments people are throwing around about people who feel differently to themselves about it.

(I personally am still unconvinced by the leak either way, and will probably remain that way until there is definitive evidence, since that's reasonably likely to occur within the next week or so anyway).

Care to summarize the arguments either way?
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« Reply #112 on: August 20, 2014, 10:53:02 pm »
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We haven't talked about metric vs. imperial enough.

This is silly.  Those are just the definitions (at least historically) of those SI units.  Obviously the units will look easy to use when applied to their own definition.

Also not accurate (at least the hydrogen part). If we say the hydrogen is a representative distribution of naturally occurring isotopes it's 1.00794 g/mol and if we're just talking about 1H then it's 1.00783 g/mol. So it's close, but definitely not exact; we're off by about 5*1021 atoms. The standard definition of the mole is based on the mass of 12C.

I do agree that SI and metric are mostly way better than the imperial system.
I like pounds, but metric is better in every other way.

though it's way better to go 65 mph than 65 kmph
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« Reply #113 on: August 20, 2014, 10:53:31 pm »
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So there's been an apparent leak on the character roster and stages in the new Super Smash Bros. game(s). What makes it fun though is that the leak seems to be either legit or very well crafted - and that's led to a huge amount of argument and general flame wars. GameFAQs SSBU board is absolutely hilarious right about now, with rage flying all over the place. It's fun just to go over and read all the threads proving the leak is legit, and proving the leak is a fake, and watching the mix of passive aggressive comments people are throwing around about people who feel differently to themselves about it.

(I personally am still unconvinced by the leak either way, and will probably remain that way until there is definitive evidence, since that's reasonably likely to occur within the next week or so anyway).

Care to summarize the arguments either way?

I've seen most discussion from the SmashBros subreddit, but didn't bother looking for too many details. So, I'm for sure missing some arguments.

+ The lines on the character select screen don't line up perfectly
- The image is tilted and slightly blurry, this doesn't matter, plus they don't line up perfectly in previous games either.
+ The background for Fox on character select is blue, but in the E3 build it was green.
- His background was changed to the same shade of blue in the 3DS box art, which is official
+ Characters from the same franchise aren't next to each other.
- They weren't necessarily next to each other in previous games either.
- Error level analysis doesn't detect anything (a decent test of whether an image is Photoshopped.)
+ If they faked it, then took a picture of the screen it was displayed on, it wouldn't detect anything either.
+ What the hell, the Duck Hunt Dog is a playable character? That's so ridiculous!
- It's too crazy to be a fake!

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« Reply #114 on: August 21, 2014, 08:02:09 am »
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though it's way better to go 65 mph than 65 kmph

But you must paint flames on your car. And not metric flames either.
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« Reply #115 on: August 21, 2014, 08:23:26 am »
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though it's way better to go 65 mph than 65 kmph

But you must paint flames on your car. And not metric flames either.

I just have angry birds on my dash.  I hope that is all right.
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« Reply #116 on: August 21, 2014, 10:33:11 am »
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So there's been an apparent leak on the character roster and stages in the new Super Smash Bros. game(s). What makes it fun though is that the leak seems to be either legit or very well crafted - and that's led to a huge amount of argument and general flame wars. GameFAQs SSBU board is absolutely hilarious right about now, with rage flying all over the place. It's fun just to go over and read all the threads proving the leak is legit, and proving the leak is a fake, and watching the mix of passive aggressive comments people are throwing around about people who feel differently to themselves about it.

(I personally am still unconvinced by the leak either way, and will probably remain that way until there is definitive evidence, since that's reasonably likely to occur within the next week or so anyway).

Care to summarize the arguments either way?

I've seen most discussion from the SmashBros subreddit, but didn't bother looking for too many details. So, I'm for sure missing some arguments.

+ The lines on the character select screen don't line up perfectly
- The image is tilted and slightly blurry, this doesn't matter, plus they don't line up perfectly in previous games either.
+ The background for Fox on character select is blue, but in the E3 build it was green.
- His background was changed to the same shade of blue in the 3DS box art, which is official
+ Characters from the same franchise aren't next to each other.
- They weren't necessarily next to each other in previous games either.
- Error level analysis doesn't detect anything (a decent test of whether an image is Photoshopped.)
+ If they faked it, then took a picture of the screen it was displayed on, it wouldn't detect anything either.
+ What the hell, the Duck Hunt Dog is a playable character? That's so ridiculous!
- It's too crazy to be a fake!

and then lots of insanely specific details that I stopped reading before I went insane.

Yeah, that sounds like a good summary of the main things. Probably the biggest point against you're missing is that one of the images against shows the top and bottom screen of the 3DS version - but part of an image in the top screen seems to slightly overlap one on the bottom screen. There are however explanations for why this might appear to have happened, but it is a bit weird.

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« Reply #117 on: August 21, 2014, 10:35:35 am »
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though it's way better to go 65 mph than 65 kmph

But you must paint flames on your car. And not metric flames either.

I just have angry birds on my dash.  I hope that is all right.

Stop hitting birds with your car :(
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« Reply #118 on: August 21, 2014, 11:19:49 am »
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though it's way better to go 65 mph than 65 kmph

But you must paint flames on your car. And not metric flames either.

I just have angry birds on my dash.  I hope that is all right.

Stop hitting birds with your car :(

I've only hit 2 birds in my car during my 26 years of driving. It's not that I try to hit them. It's just that they are so adept at getting out of the way that I don't bother slowing down for birds anymore. Well, they're mostly adept. Two of them got Darwinned on my car apparently.

One night I was driving in the boonies and kept hitting rabbits. Not only was I not trying to hit bunnies, but I would swerve and still hit them somehow. I resigned myself to suicidal lepus.

Only hit one deer, and I was fortunate enough to slam on my brakes. I probably only hit him at a final speed of 10 MPH. He got up and tried to get traction on the road, so it looked kind of like a cartoon character trying to run away. He sped off, and I verified no significant damage to my car.

Oh, and I hit a kid on a bike. Actually, he hit me. He came barreling through a stop sign, and I veered enough that he only slammed into the side of my car. Fortunately, there was nothing on the sidewalk for me to hit when I swerved. I jumped out of my car, and he stood up in the middle of the intersection and proclaimed, "I'm all right!" I was muttering that the little shit better be. Free life's lesson for him.
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« Reply #119 on: August 21, 2014, 11:35:16 am »
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My hit count is one bird, one deer, one human, and almost a cyclist who decided it was a good idea to stop right in front of my car while I was about to turn.
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« Reply #120 on: August 21, 2014, 11:39:10 am »
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one human, and almost a cyclist
For me, it's the reverse. I've hit a cyclist, and almost one human, too.
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« Reply #121 on: August 21, 2014, 11:40:23 am »
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Wait are cyclists not humans?!?!
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« Reply #122 on: August 21, 2014, 11:45:15 am »
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In 20 years of driving, I can safely say I've yet to hit a living thing larger than an insect.  I have technically hit the rear of two cars, but in both cases I was rear-ended first.
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« Reply #123 on: August 21, 2014, 11:47:52 am »
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Wait are cyclists not humans?!?!
That's the joke

I haven't actually hit anyone
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« Reply #124 on: August 21, 2014, 11:48:20 am »
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My hit count is one bird, one deer, one human, and almost a cyclist who decided it was a good idea to stop right in front of my car while I was about to turn.

You've killed someone while driving? Gangster! Murderer! And it's ok to hit cyclists, they piss off everyone with their attitude.
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« Reply #125 on: August 21, 2014, 12:05:53 pm »
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My hit count is one bird, one deer, one human, and almost a cyclist who decided it was a good idea to stop right in front of my car while I was about to turn.

You've killed someone while driving? Gangster! Murderer! And it's ok to hit cyclists, they piss off everyone with their attitude.

You mean the attitude that you should observe them as any other vehicle on the road with all the rights of way that entails since that is exactly how the law views them? Do you get pissed and throw your beer bottles and scream at the guy driving his tractor down the road too?
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« Reply #126 on: August 21, 2014, 12:08:01 pm »
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Cyclist are fine.  Bikes aren't loud or annoying.

Motorcycles, however, are the worst thing I can ever envision existing on a street, and I'm including nuclear bombs in that set.  I'm convinced that people that ride motorcycles have no respect for any other thing---living or nonliving---on the planet.
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« Reply #127 on: August 21, 2014, 12:14:30 pm »
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Cyclist are fine.  Bikes aren't loud or annoying.

Motorcycles, however, are the worst thing I can ever envision existing on a street, and I'm including nuclear bombs in that set.  I'm convinced that people that ride motorcycles have no respect for any other thing---living or nonliving---on the planet.
My issue with cyclists is how they insist on riding on the road even when there is a perfectly good bike path built specifically for them right next to that road!  Where I live, there is one road where the speed limit is 50 mph and it's four lanes divided "highway" type road (even though it's not a highway) that has a bike path.  And yet, I often find bicyclists riding on the street rather than the bike path.  I understand bicyclists on roads without bike paths, fine.

Motorcyclists are often ok, but I have had issues with them being dumb.  Especially in traffic on the highway... ugh...

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« Reply #128 on: August 21, 2014, 12:19:00 pm »
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The point is that their vehicles are loud and obnoxious and it fills me with blind, seething rage every time I hear one go by.  If I had one super power I could choose, it would be the ability to will the instantaneous explosion of motorcycles.  I'm not so concerned with the people on the motorcycles after the explosion.  They should have had some more respect for the people around them.
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« Reply #129 on: August 21, 2014, 12:21:55 pm »
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I can see where the rage is coming from, but let's not forget that there are cyclists and motorcyclists who are not utter douchebags. I wouldn't be surprised if douchebags are in the minority. You just pay attention to them more when they're disregarding traffic laws or zipping by between cars in rush hour traffic. You generally don't notice the guy who's following every rule and being considerate of other drivers.
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« Reply #130 on: August 21, 2014, 12:26:43 pm »
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My hit count is one bird, one deer, one human, and almost a cyclist who decided it was a good idea to stop right in front of my car while I was about to turn.

You've killed someone while driving? Gangster! Murderer! And it's ok to hit cyclists, they piss off everyone with their attitude.

You mean the attitude that you should observe them as any other vehicle on the road with all the rights of way that entails since that is exactly how the law views them?

He probably meant the attitude that they don't behave as any other vehicle on the road, with all the responsibilities that it entails even tough that is exactly how the law views them.

For the record, I cycle more often than I drive. Most cyclist I see are near-suicidal. Sometimes I just have to stop and salute them with an "¡Ole, torero!". Unfortunately nobody understands me when I am abroad.
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« Reply #131 on: August 21, 2014, 12:54:48 pm »
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I was told that motorcycles are loud so that you notice them where you otherwise might not have, thus a safety measure. I'm not so sure that is the intended effect but it could be construed as a positive side effect.
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« Reply #132 on: August 21, 2014, 01:56:06 pm »
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The worst thing is when there's a lot of traffic, and two cyclists are riding side-by-side in the bike lane, basically being in the lane.
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« Reply #133 on: August 21, 2014, 02:39:50 pm »
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Well, I am probably the only one on the forum who has hit a bear while driving.  Maybe that's what the birds on my dash are angry about.
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« Reply #134 on: August 21, 2014, 03:53:56 pm »
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Well, I am probably the only one on the forum who has hit a bear while driving.  Maybe that's what the birds on my dash are angry about.

Were you trying to avoid a moose?

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« Reply #135 on: August 21, 2014, 07:32:30 pm »
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Wait are cyclists not humans?!?!

Cyclists are like centaurs.  Half human, half bicycle.
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« Reply #136 on: August 21, 2014, 07:35:11 pm »
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Wait are cyclists not humans?!?!

Cyclists are like centaurs.  Half human, half bicycle.

I thought, "I would love to see fan art of this."  And then I did a google search.  And well...



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« Reply #137 on: August 21, 2014, 09:50:31 pm »
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« Reply #138 on: August 22, 2014, 05:01:04 am »
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Urrgh, okay. If you have not tried reading Worm, then you should read Worm because it's excellent.

If you have read Worm and liked it, then you should read Pact. It takes much, much longer to get interesting and as captivating, but when it does? It's so good, and then regular releases of next chapters? I want to fanboy about it so much but it's hard to do so without spoiling it.

Here's some favorite lines that I'm probably misremembering, and hopefully don't spoil anything.

"It's just like economics. Supply and demand. You have great demand for not dying horribly, and I can supply ways for you to not die horribly."

"Motorcycles rocked. Humanity? It varied."

"Oh god. You’re telling me that I have to work for my salvation by making friends?"

"I won. I'm weak and broken and flawed and I still beat you, you motherfucking fucker. I won, and there's nothing you can do about it."
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« Reply #139 on: August 22, 2014, 11:36:02 am »
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My hit count is one bird, one deer, one human, and almost a cyclist who decided it was a good idea to stop right in front of my car while I was about to turn.

You've killed someone while driving? Gangster! Murderer! And it's ok to hit cyclists, they piss off everyone with their attitude.

You mean the attitude that you should observe them as any other vehicle on the road with all the rights of way that entails since that is exactly how the law views them? Do you get pissed and throw your beer bottles and scream at the guy driving his tractor down the road too?

Except here in Montreal, most cyclists don't follow traffic laws like other vehicles. They weaving between cars, go through stop signs AND red lights, and usually don't ride on the specified bikes paths even when they are on the street right next to them.
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« Reply #140 on: August 22, 2014, 11:54:01 am »
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Mathematicians never have unstable tables:

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« Reply #141 on: August 22, 2014, 11:59:55 am »
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Mathematicians never have unstable tables:

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« Reply #142 on: August 22, 2014, 01:06:59 pm »
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At least one mathematician just eats the table, IIRC.

My phone juat turned a misspelling of "mathematician" into "maybe magician."
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« Reply #143 on: August 22, 2014, 01:11:39 pm »
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At least one mathematician just eats the table, IIRC.

My phone juat turned a misspelling of "mathematician" into "maybe magician."
But didn't change "juat".
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« Reply #144 on: August 22, 2014, 01:22:46 pm »
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I don't know juat you're talking about.
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« Reply #145 on: August 22, 2014, 01:37:24 pm »
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At least one mathematician just eats the table, IIRC.

My phone juat turned a misspelling of "mathematician" into "maybe magician."

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« Reply #146 on: August 22, 2014, 03:37:56 pm »
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Urrgh, okay. If you have not tried reading Worm, then you should read Worm because it's excellent.

If you have read Worm and liked it, then you should read Pact. It takes much, much longer to get interesting and as captivating, but when it does? It's so good, and then regular releases of next chapters? I want to fanboy about it so much but it's hard to do so without spoiling it.

Here's some favorite lines that I'm probably misremembering, and hopefully don't spoil anything.

"It's just like economics. Supply and demand. You have great demand for not dying horribly, and I can supply ways for you to not die horribly."

"Motorcycles rocked. Humanity? It varied."

"Oh god. You’re telling me that I have to work for my salvation by making friends?"

"I won. I'm weak and broken and flawed and I still beat you, you motherfucking fucker. I won, and there's nothing you can do about it."

I've read Worm and I'm caught up on Pact.  Out of curiosity, what prompted this sudden advertisement?
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« Reply #147 on: August 22, 2014, 04:37:47 pm »
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Real men just break a leg off of the table because they don't need math to prove that three legs are always stable. Unfortunately most 4 legged tables do not have the legs properly positioned for 3 legged standing. Thus, we tend to just smash the entire table and sit at the bar instead.
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« Reply #148 on: August 22, 2014, 04:41:00 pm »
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Real men just break a leg off of the table because they don't need math to prove that three legs are always stable. Unfortunately most 4 legged tables do not have the legs properly positioned for 3 legged standing. Thus, we tend to just smash the entire table and sit at the bar instead.

They're talking about mathematicians, not men.
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« Reply #149 on: August 22, 2014, 04:44:53 pm »
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My hit count is one bird, one deer, one human, and almost a cyclist who decided it was a good idea to stop right in front of my car while I was about to turn.

You've killed someone while driving? Gangster! Murderer! And it's ok to hit cyclists, they piss off everyone with their attitude.

You mean the attitude that you should observe them as any other vehicle on the road with all the rights of way that entails since that is exactly how the law views them? Do you get pissed and throw your beer bottles and scream at the guy driving his tractor down the road too?

Except here in Montreal, most cyclists don't follow traffic laws like other vehicles. They weaving between cars, go through stop signs AND red lights, and usually don't ride on the specified bikes paths even when they are on the street right next to them.

Fun fact, I don't ride entirely in the bike lanes because if I did I WOULD BE RIDING IN THE DOOR ZONE AND MORE LIKELY TO BE INJURED.
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« Reply #150 on: August 22, 2014, 04:53:05 pm »
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My hit count is one bird, one deer, one human, and almost a cyclist who decided it was a good idea to stop right in front of my car while I was about to turn.

You've killed someone while driving? Gangster! Murderer! And it's ok to hit cyclists, they piss off everyone with their attitude.

You mean the attitude that you should observe them as any other vehicle on the road with all the rights of way that entails since that is exactly how the law views them? Do you get pissed and throw your beer bottles and scream at the guy driving his tractor down the road too?

Except here in Montreal, most cyclists don't follow traffic laws like other vehicles. They weaving between cars, go through stop signs AND red lights, and usually don't ride on the specified bikes paths even when they are on the street right next to them.

Fun fact, I don't ride entirely in the bike lanes because if I did I WOULD BE RIDING IN THE DOOR ZONE AND MORE LIKELY TO BE INJURED.

Here there's lanes that are between the parked cars and the sidewalk. There's no excuse
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« Reply #151 on: August 22, 2014, 05:51:22 pm »
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My hit count is one bird, one deer, one human, and almost a cyclist who decided it was a good idea to stop right in front of my car while I was about to turn.

You've killed someone while driving? Gangster! Murderer! And it's ok to hit cyclists, they piss off everyone with their attitude.

You mean the attitude that you should observe them as any other vehicle on the road with all the rights of way that entails since that is exactly how the law views them? Do you get pissed and throw your beer bottles and scream at the guy driving his tractor down the road too?

Except here in Montreal, most cyclists don't follow traffic laws like other vehicles. They weaving between cars, go through stop signs AND red lights, and usually don't ride on the specified bikes paths even when they are on the street right next to them.

Fun fact, I don't ride entirely in the bike lanes because if I did I WOULD BE RIDING IN THE DOOR ZONE AND MORE LIKELY TO BE INJURED.

Here there's lanes that are between the parked cars and the sidewalk. There's no excuse

I live in the middle of the Rust Belt.  We don't have your fancy bike lanes around here, because real Americans only drive huge cars.

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When my girlfriend and I were in Montreal we noticed a couple roads that had nice elevated bike paths on the side of the road that were really nice. We're fans of the whole "separate but equal" thing. Wait... no not like that!
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« Reply #153 on: August 23, 2014, 01:03:35 am »
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I've read Worm and I'm caught up on Pact.  Out of curiosity, what prompted this sudden advertisement?

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« Reply #154 on: August 23, 2014, 01:48:46 am »
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I've read Worm and I'm caught up on Pact.  Out of curiosity, what prompted this sudden advertisement?

Combination of anticipation for the next update, and a delayed reaction to the end of Arc 9. I was expecting parts of it...but didn't expect what actually happened.

So you're not caught up yet?  Arc 9 ended about a week ago.  It's been pretty crazy though, yeah. :P
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« Reply #155 on: August 23, 2014, 05:11:23 am »
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I've read Worm and I'm caught up on Pact.  Out of curiosity, what prompted this sudden advertisement?

Combination of anticipation for the next update, and a delayed reaction to the end of Arc 9. I was expecting parts of it...but didn't expect what actually happened.

So you're not caught up yet?  Arc 9 ended about a week ago.  It's been pretty crazy though, yeah. :P

I'm caught up now. I read all of act 10 so far serially, just got a little antsy for the inevitable moment when everything goes to hell. Hopefully, in a metaphorical way.
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« Reply #156 on: August 23, 2014, 01:22:29 pm »
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« Reply #157 on: August 24, 2014, 07:12:07 am »
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I hope I didn't post this before, but I've been listening to this background music video for quite a while. I had it playing a few months back as well and my housemate (who is entirely not into video games) told me he liked it and wanted to know what it was. I've found it to be really great as background music - calm, varied and long.
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« Reply #158 on: August 24, 2014, 11:26:19 am »
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I hope I didn't post this before, but I've been listening to this background music video for quite a while. I had it playing a few months back as well and my housemate (who is entirely not into video games) told me he liked it and wanted to know what it was. I've found it to be really great as background music - calm, varied and long.

Jesper Kyd is great. His music for Hitman is also really good and moody.
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« Reply #161 on: August 25, 2014, 05:42:45 am »
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I just did a thing I read on the internet that wasn't labelled "lifehack" but probably should have been. It actually worked and didn't make me look like an idiot.

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« Reply #162 on: August 25, 2014, 05:56:12 am »
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Now I'm curious what it was.
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People react to me strangely when I explain the "lifehack" of eating an entire apple. I'm not sure if it truly constitutes a lifehack. I suppose it slightly improves your lifestyle in that you waste just a little less food.

Basically, you just eat the apple from the bottom up. You get that bitter core, but it's combined with the savory areas surrounding it, so it's not so bad.

And I guess we're so accustomed to fruits bred without seeds that the most incredulous question I get is, "You even eat the seeds?!"

The answer is that I don't normally eat the seeds because when I eat an apple that way, the seeds are fairly easy to just pop out. If I don't have a trash can handy, though, then I'll eat the seeds.
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« Reply #166 on: August 25, 2014, 08:55:54 am »
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« Reply #167 on: August 25, 2014, 09:40:35 am »
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Our dog's isn't quite so obvious but then, I suspect some Photoshopping in the posted picture. At any rate, our dog has earned a new nickname; "Dirty Jeezus".
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« Reply #169 on: August 25, 2014, 11:29:44 am »
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I think today's xkcd really embodies "Random Stuff":

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I so didn't need to see that.

butt really

I'm so confused right now, I thought I was in the random stuff thread but it turns out it's the thread on the 206th card.
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« Reply #171 on: August 25, 2014, 11:39:18 am »
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I so didn't need to see that.

butt really

I'm so confused right now, I thought I was in the random stuff thread but it turns out it's the thread on the 206th card.

Given enough time, the Random Stuff thread should eventually intersect every other thread.
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« Reply #172 on: August 25, 2014, 11:43:38 am »
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« Reply #173 on: August 25, 2014, 11:50:21 am »
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« Reply #174 on: August 25, 2014, 01:03:21 pm »
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« Reply #176 on: August 25, 2014, 01:33:16 pm »
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I so didn't need to see that.

butt really

I'm so confused right now, I thought I was in the random stuff thread but it turns out it's the thread on the 206th card.

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« Reply #177 on: August 25, 2014, 01:34:06 pm »
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« Reply #178 on: August 25, 2014, 01:39:48 pm »
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And yes, there is an xkcd strip about this very thing:
http://thestack.com/password1-mnemonic-password-methods

I'm glad it acknowledged the problem with discussing security on the internet. Any solution they publish could be picked up by hackers.
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« Reply #179 on: August 25, 2014, 02:45:26 pm »
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Another Touhou mix. Mix of orchestrated songs and folk-like songs, personally like the ones starting at 6:35, 13:47, and the two songs by Frontier Aja.

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« Reply #180 on: August 25, 2014, 03:36:46 pm »
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I never thought my humble topic would grow to become a 5000+ post monster, but I'm glad we kept all of it out of the other topics. :)
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« Reply #181 on: August 25, 2014, 06:41:22 pm »
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If you just start tearing it off from the place you put it on, it wrips the paper in two the really thin way and eventually just comes off.  It's really easy.
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« Reply #182 on: August 25, 2014, 06:54:34 pm »
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If you just start tearing it off from the place you put it on, it wrips the paper in two the really thin way and eventually just comes off.  It's really easy.

Since TINAS is talking about using grease, I'm assuming the key thing is to slip the wristband off without wrecking it, so that you can slip it on again later (or let somebody else put it on).  The method you describe for simply removing the band is well known, and even if TINAS didn't know it he would surely just use scissors or a knife rather than resorting to some obscure grease technique.
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« Reply #183 on: August 25, 2014, 06:56:06 pm »
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If you just start tearing it off from the place you put it on, it wrips the paper in two the really thin way and eventually just comes off.  It's really easy.

Since TINAS is talking about using grease, I'm assuming the key thing is to slip the wristband off without wrecking it, so that you can slip it on again later (or let somebody else put it on).  The method you describe for simply removing the band is well known, and even if TINAS didn't know it he would surely just use scissors or a knife rather than resorting to some obscure grease technique.

Obscure Grease Technique is my next band name.
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« Reply #184 on: August 25, 2014, 08:58:17 pm »
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If you just start tearing it off from the place you put it on, it wrips the paper in two the really thin way and eventually just comes off.  It's really easy.

Since TINAS is talking about using grease, I'm assuming the key thing is to slip the wristband off without wrecking it, so that you can slip it on again later (or let somebody else put it on).  The method you describe for simply removing the band is well known, and even if TINAS didn't know it he would surely just use scissors or a knife rather than resorting to some obscure grease technique.

Obscure Grease Technique is my next band name.

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« Reply #185 on: August 25, 2014, 09:12:02 pm »
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If you just start tearing it off from the place you put it on, it wrips the paper in two the really thin way and eventually just comes off.  It's really easy.

Since TINAS is talking about using grease, I'm assuming the key thing is to slip the wristband off without wrecking it, so that you can slip it on again later (or let somebody else put it on).  The method you describe for simply removing the band is well known, and even if TINAS didn't know it he would surely just use scissors or a knife rather than resorting to some obscure grease technique.

Obscure Grease Technique is my next band name.

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« Reply #186 on: August 25, 2014, 09:14:54 pm »
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« Reply #187 on: August 25, 2014, 10:04:40 pm »
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AFG(AAG)WKMMTS? Doesn't really roll off the tongue.

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« Reply #188 on: August 25, 2014, 10:17:15 pm »
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A while ago, Extra Credits featured a game called Hands of Fate (via "James Recommends").  It's currently part of an EC-themed humble bundle, currently available here.  It's still in Early Access but looks like something that people here would like.  It mixes rogue-like elements with deckbuilding and Arkham City-style combat.

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« Reply #189 on: August 25, 2014, 10:33:30 pm »
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Man, just tear the wristband off; it's not that hard.  Keep pulling until it breaks.
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« Reply #190 on: August 25, 2014, 11:21:48 pm »
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Mathematicians never have unstable tables:

totally doing this the next time I have an unstable table

This assumes that the ground is continuous though. What about bricks? Bricks are the worst. Also, I've definitely found that the problem is sometimes with the table and not with the ground.
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« Reply #192 on: August 26, 2014, 01:29:24 am »
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My girlfriend likes a band called The World Is a Beautiful Place and I am No Longer Afraid to Die.

I call them (and a lot of other bands she likes) Let's Get Pretentious.
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« Reply #193 on: August 26, 2014, 09:23:10 am »
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Mathematicians never have unstable tables:

totally doing this the next time I have an unstable table

This assumes that the ground is continuous though. What about bricks? Bricks are the worst. Also, I've definitely found that the problem is sometimes with the table and not with the ground.

At least it's not assuming a frictionless plane.
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« Reply #194 on: August 26, 2014, 09:26:55 am »
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Mathematicians never have unstable tables:

totally doing this the next time I have an unstable table

This assumes that the ground is continuous though. What about bricks? Bricks are the worst. Also, I've definitely found that the problem is sometimes with the table and not with the ground.

At least it's not assuming a frictionless plane.

Well, if the table is on a large patch of wet grass, it's modeled fairly accurately as a frictionless plain.
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« Reply #195 on: August 26, 2014, 09:27:31 am »
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Mathematicians never have unstable tables:

totally doing this the next time I have an unstable table

This assumes that the ground is continuous though. What about bricks? Bricks are the worst. Also, I've definitely found that the problem is sometimes with the table and not with the ground.

At least it's not assuming a frictionless plane.

Well, if the table is on a large patch of wet grass, it's modeled fairly accurately as a frictionless plain.

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« Reply #196 on: August 26, 2014, 09:38:48 am »
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Mathematicians never have unstable tables:

totally doing this the next time I have an unstable table

This assumes that the ground is continuous though. What about bricks? Bricks are the worst. Also, I've definitely found that the problem is sometimes with the table and not with the ground.

At least it's not assuming a frictionless plane.

Well, if the table is on a large patch of wet grass, it's modeled fairly accurately as a frictionless plain.

Never knew you liked hanging out on large patches of wet grass.

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« Reply #197 on: August 26, 2014, 09:58:24 am »
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Mathematicians never have unstable tables:

totally doing this the next time I have an unstable table

This assumes that the ground is continuous though. What about bricks? Bricks are the worst. Also, I've definitely found that the problem is sometimes with the table and not with the ground.

At least it's not assuming a frictionless plane.

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« Reply #198 on: August 26, 2014, 12:54:01 pm »
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You know, I do love Excel... most of the time... but then sometimes you have to debug or edit formulae that look like this:



This is the point someone says something like "You're trying to convert data from a spreadsheet to a wiki right? You know there's a much quicker way to do that by doing [X]". And then I feel stupid.
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« Reply #199 on: August 26, 2014, 01:33:32 pm »
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Is that somehow Fire Emblem related?
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Yes. It's a spreadsheet with enemy stats in Awakening, which I'm now transferring from a spreadsheet into SerenesForest's wiki
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Cool beans. I remember you being into FE and when there was Wyvern Rider, Steel Axe and stats that could very well be a Wyvern Rider's I had to ask. ;)
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« Reply #202 on: August 26, 2014, 01:39:33 pm »
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I heard about a method using an unfolded crisp packet using the silvery greasy side against your wrist it helps it slide off easily. Not 100% sure of the process but it I've been told it works.

If you just start tearing it off from the place you put it on, it wrips the paper in two the really thin way and eventually just comes off.  It's really easy.

Since TINAS is talking about using grease, I'm assuming the key thing is to slip the wristband off without wrecking it, so that you can slip it on again later (or let somebody else put it on).  The method you describe for simply removing the band is well known, and even if TINAS didn't know it he would surely just use scissors or a knife rather than resorting to some obscure grease technique.

The idea is to remove it intact to hang with my other wristbands next to my collage of concert ticket stubs. I don't intend to re-wear it but I don't want it damaged. Also, it's a proper fabric wristband, not a shitty paper one. Shitty paper ones go straight in the bin.
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I really wish Excel displayed nested IF statements better. Stepping into the equation helps me a lot, but I wish it was more intuitive to follow.
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« Reply #204 on: August 26, 2014, 08:57:39 pm »
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Sub 19 minutes! Sloppiness earlier got saved by a very clean endgame, if I could actually reproduce it consistently I can break 18 minutes very easily...but nailing all the platforming in the last couple of levels is really tough.

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« Reply #206 on: August 27, 2014, 04:48:55 pm »
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« Reply #207 on: August 27, 2014, 05:11:24 pm »
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In the middle of reading Ra by qntm. Here's a fairly interesting standalone chapter, it doesn't seem to spoil anything and the required background knowledge is mostly covered within the chapter. The main background you need is that magic is real, magic is a science with consistent + verifiable results, and doing anything in magic requires significant effort.

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« Reply #210 on: August 28, 2014, 06:35:48 am »
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Yesterday I won a game of Terra Mystica where I scored 51 points in endgame bonuses (uniquely first place in all four cults and largest area, plus 3 coins left over). I was playing against players with a few games behind them each but one only just connected his areas and mostly built up, not out, while the other had two totally separate areas. Neither competed cults very much either, letting me win two cults with 10/10/9/9.

I was playing Chaos Magicians and managed to end up with two towns, that I linked together via direct adjacency.
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« Reply #211 on: August 28, 2014, 07:15:09 am »
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Winning every cult, really ? That's... interesting, of course the Chaos Magicians are the best equipped for this with the multiple favors, but in our games there's alwqays at least one cult that gets locked down since you can't lock all 4.

How much did you score total ?
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« Reply #212 on: August 28, 2014, 07:39:48 am »
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Winning every cult, really ? That's... interesting, of course the Chaos Magicians are the best equipped for this with the multiple favors, but in our games there's alwqays at least one cult that gets locked down since you can't lock all 4.

How much did you score total ?

I think it was about 138. So a pretty big chunk of my points were endgame scoring. I also did fairly well on some later round bonuses, which stacked with favour tiles (R4: Trading Posts I got 6+6 more from favour tile. R5: Towns I got 10. R6: Dwellings I got 8+8 more from favour tile).

Edit: And like I mentioned, nobody else really competed the cults too much. I think the highest anyone else got was to 8 on Air, which I promptly took as my second capped track (first was Fire).
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« Reply #213 on: August 28, 2014, 09:12:54 am »
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« Reply #216 on: August 28, 2014, 10:02:39 am »
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Was that a Harry Potter interpretation? I've never read HP or seen the movies, so the joke went a bit over my head.
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« Reply #217 on: August 28, 2014, 10:15:35 am »
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Was that a Harry Potter interpretation? I've never read HP or seen the movies, so the joke went a bit over my head.

Not an interpretation, an accurate summary of Snape's story.
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« Reply #218 on: August 28, 2014, 10:21:46 am »
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Was that a Harry Potter interpretation? I've never read HP or seen the movies, so the joke went a bit over my head.

This was this person's real-life story.  JK Rowling once met this man in a bar, and after many a pint he started telling her his entire life story.  She took his story and wrote it into Harry Potter without giving this man any credit at all.  They are currently in litigation.
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« Reply #219 on: August 28, 2014, 10:27:46 am »
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« Reply #220 on: August 28, 2014, 10:51:09 am »
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« Reply #221 on: August 29, 2014, 10:49:12 am »
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Probably the best thing I've seen in a while:

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« Reply #222 on: August 29, 2014, 12:32:19 pm »
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Have you guys played "Papers, Please"? It's been out for a little while but I just got around to playing it. It's a cool little game made by one guy, who describes it as a "dystopian document thriller."

Basically the premise is you play as a border control official between the fictional eastern bloc-style countries of Arstotzka and Kalechia. You must approve or deny entrants based on their documentation and Kafkaesque rules that change from day to day. This is the core mechanic, but you also have to earn enough to feed your impoverished family, and you encounter plenty of colorful characters and storyline along the way.

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« Reply #223 on: August 29, 2014, 03:53:26 pm »
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Have you guys played "Papers, Please"? It's been out for a little while but I just got around to playing it. It's a cool little game made by one guy, who describes it as a "dystopian document thriller."

I have some Best Buy certificates I need to spend before they expire. I hoped to find it there, but no such luck. It looks like I could get it from Steam. I'm intrigued.
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« Reply #224 on: August 29, 2014, 04:06:48 pm »
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« Reply #225 on: August 29, 2014, 04:07:58 pm »
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« Reply #226 on: August 29, 2014, 04:30:12 pm »
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I haven't slept in 36 hours. And only slept 3 of the last 54 hours.

I hope it have been worth it, and was at least partially of your own will.
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« Reply #227 on: August 30, 2014, 01:12:13 pm »
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Drummer cat.



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« Reply #228 on: August 31, 2014, 11:29:11 am »
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I haven't slept in 36 hours. And only slept 3 of the last 54 hours.
I remember when I was younger I got out of bed at noon on a Thursday and didn't go to sleep again until 4am Sunday morning. It wasn't even intentional.
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« Reply #229 on: September 01, 2014, 03:46:19 pm »
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Not really sure what can be said about this one.

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I've just applied for a job for which I have great qualifications, but for various reasons won't likely be able to take the job even if offered; I just wanted a chance to polish my resume and interview skills.  Is this unethical?
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Not really sure what can be said about this one.

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Congratulations, you truly understand the spirit of the Random Stuff thread. You have achieved a higher level of enlightenment, there is nothing more we can teach you here. Go forth and spread the Wisdom.

I've just applied for a job for which I have great qualifications, but for various reasons won't likely be able to take the job even if offered; I just wanted a chance to polish my resume and interview skills.  Is this unethical?

IMHO, it depends on how likely you are to get a job elsewhere without this practice. If it's your first or second job (which I think it isn't?) or if you've been out of the job market for a while and need to brush up, I would say it isn't. However, if the interview process has multiple stages and (say) they are going to fly you across the country/continent for it, then yes, it is.
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« Reply #232 on: September 01, 2014, 05:12:35 pm »
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I've just applied for a job for which I have great qualifications, but for various reasons won't likely be able to take the job even if offered; I just wanted a chance to polish my resume and interview skills.  Is this unethical?

I don't think so at all. Who knows, you might get blown away and end up taking an offer you could get.
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« Reply #233 on: September 01, 2014, 05:16:29 pm »
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I've just applied for a job for which I have great qualifications, but for various reasons won't likely be able to take the job even if offered; I just wanted a chance to polish my resume and interview skills.  Is this unethical?

I'd say it's very mildly immoral. You're wasting somebody else's time for your own gratification. It's not so immoral that I'd judge you badly for it, though. It's something I wouldn't feel too bad about doing myself, although I have trouble imagining myself doing job interviews for funsies.
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« Reply #234 on: September 01, 2014, 05:33:18 pm »
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I've just applied for a job for which I have great qualifications, but for various reasons won't likely be able to take the job even if offered; I just wanted a chance to polish my resume and interview skills.  Is this unethical?

No.
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« Reply #235 on: September 01, 2014, 06:50:12 pm »
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I've just applied for a job for which I have great qualifications, but for various reasons won't likely be able to take the job even if offered; I just wanted a chance to polish my resume and interview skills.  Is this unethical?

I’d say it’s a little unethical in that you wasted this interviewer’s time with no intent of following through with it. But I don’t think it’s a big deal. In business, people climb over each other all the time for their own benefits. You got a benefit out of interviewing, and you used a company to achieve it. How else are you going to get that practice? You could try a mock interview, but that wouldn’t have the same benefit.

The reason I think it’s so minor is that interviewers plan for people declining the job offers. They know that applicants are interviewing at multiple jobs at once, and the company may not even be their first choice. Or maybe it was, but they took too long to send an acceptance letter so that the applicant took a different offer.

I’d say yours is a trivial breach of etiquette, and it’s in an environment where it’s actually expected. So I wouldn’t feel guilty about it if I were you. It might be a bigger inconvenience for a small company where the owner/boss/janitor took time out to interview you, but honestly what else was that guy in HR going to do if he wasn’t interviewing you?
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« Reply #236 on: September 01, 2014, 07:23:41 pm »
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I would say yes, though there are far more important things

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« Reply #237 on: September 02, 2014, 01:11:23 am »
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« Reply #238 on: September 02, 2014, 01:39:44 am »
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So a microphone equals 4 women? Damn, I have way more people in this room right now than I thought. EDIT: 20 actually, including me. And three cats.
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« Reply #239 on: September 02, 2014, 09:18:27 am »
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Cue awful joke from Awaclus... oh wait.
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« Reply #240 on: September 02, 2014, 02:33:54 pm »
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Cue awful joke from Awaclus... oh wait.
The jokes aren't meant to be funny, the fact that someone even bothers to make them is.
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« Reply #241 on: September 02, 2014, 05:13:45 pm »
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« Reply #242 on: September 02, 2014, 05:25:14 pm »
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This guy wins everything. Even the Game.
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« Reply #243 on: September 02, 2014, 06:57:15 pm »
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You suck. I lost the game.
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« Reply #244 on: September 02, 2014, 07:02:59 pm »
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A goedendag (also rendered godendac, godendard, godendart, and sometimes conflated with the related plançon) was a weapon originally used by the militias of Medieval Flanders in the 14th century, notably during the Franco-Flemish War.

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The name "goedendag" derives from Dutch, usually taken in English sources to have meant "good day", with reference to the revolt of Bruges in 1302, at which the guildsmen of Bruges purportedly took over the city by greeting people in the streets, and murdering anyone who answered with a French accent. This derivation of the name may however be spurious.
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« Reply #245 on: September 02, 2014, 11:46:30 pm »
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I saw this ad for a black metal CD tower and thought it was going to have pentagrams and satanic passages on it. Alas, it's just a black metal CD tower.

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« Reply #246 on: September 03, 2014, 09:13:36 am »
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yea because black metal is all about pentagrams and satanic passages

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« Reply #247 on: September 03, 2014, 09:38:30 am »
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yea because black metal is all about pentagrams and satanic passages

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Initially a synonym for "Satanic metal"...Many artists express extreme anti-Christian and misanthropic views, and several of the genre's "second wave" pioneers have been convicted for church burnings and murder.
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Black metal was originally used as a term for extreme metal bands with Satanic and anti-Christian lyrics; today, the most common lyrical theme is opposition to Christianity and other organized religions. As part of this, many artists write lyrics that could be seen to promote atheism, antitheism, paganism or Satanism
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Some bands consider their concerts to be rituals...are noted for their controversial shows, which have featured impaled animal heads, mock crucifixions, medieval weaponry and band members doused in animal blood.
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The term "black metal" was coined by the English band Venom with their second album Black Metal (1982). Although deemed thrash metal rather than black metal by today's standards, the album's lyrics and imagery focused more on anti-Christian and Satanic themes than any before it.
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In 1987, in the fifth issue of his Slayer fanzine, Metalion wrote that "the latest fad of Black/Satanic bands seems to be over",
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The scene was bitterly opposed to Christianity and organized religion as a whole. In interviews during the early 1990s, members of the scene presented themselves as misanthropic Devil worshippers who wanted to spread hatred, sorrow and evil.
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The current Swedish black metal scene has a particularly ambitious and articulate understanding of mysticism and its validity to black metal. Many Swedish black metal bands, most notably Watain and Dissection, are [or were] affiliated with the Temple of the Black Light, or Misanthropic Luciferian Order
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Bands that were part of the 'first wave' had 'Satanic' imagery and lyrics, although most of them were not Satanists.[157] However, for the early 'second wave' bands in Norway, Satanism as an ideology defined black metal.
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As part of this, some black metal artists have written about or focused on the ancient pre-Christian cultures of their homelands. Sam Dunn noted of the Norwegian scene that "unlike any other heavy metal scene, the culture and the place is incorporated into the music and imagery".
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The pentagram is commonly used by bands in the genre
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« Reply #248 on: September 03, 2014, 10:27:20 am »
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Today I learned that the Stanford Prison Experiment is actually kinda BS.  The scientist in charge of it was the prison superintendent: he expected and encouraged guards to be sadistic, imposed arbitrary non-prison-like conditions (like not allowing prisoners to use their names), and overemphasized the guards that acted sadistically even though most of the guards were normal.
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« Reply #249 on: September 03, 2014, 10:42:56 am »
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Today I learned that the Stanford Prison Experiment is actually kinda BS.  The scie