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by The Spherical Cow
Sat Nov 10, 2012 2:48 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90163
Views: 8917702

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Why does # = "pound" in American?
by The Spherical Cow
Tue Sep 29, 2009 1:12 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [UK] London - http://fourquartersbar.co.uk
Replies: 1549
Views: 427267

Re: [UK] London - Home of Literature, Time, & the Black Death

Here to look for work - as much as I enjoy the physics, I need to get away from it for a bit, at least. The degree sapped some of the fun out of it, unfortunately... Thanks for the wishes, I can't wait to make the shift.
by The Spherical Cow
Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:53 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [UK] London - http://fourquartersbar.co.uk
Replies: 1549
Views: 427267

Re: [UK] London - Home of Literature, Time, & the Black Death

Actually... it's looking less likely now I've lined up a couple of viewings that I didn't have before and what with people working and schooling it's not likely to be feasible. However, I would like meet up sometime in the near future once I've made the shift more permanent - thanks for the replies ...
by The Spherical Cow
Mon Sep 28, 2009 6:29 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [UK] London - http://fourquartersbar.co.uk
Replies: 1549
Views: 427267

Re: [UK] London - Home of Literature, Time, & the Black Death

*knock knock* Erm, hi guys. Been a while since I've posted on the fora, but I'm in London just now and I thought of you :D I'm only here for a couple days more (I'm flat-hunting to make the more permanent move, though) and it might be nice if I met up with a couple of you. I know it's short notice, ...
by The Spherical Cow
Tue Jul 21, 2009 12:17 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: White Trash
Replies: 44
Views: 3579

Re: White Trash

Fun Fact: Skinheads with blue laces have committed regicide.
by The Spherical Cow
Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8247
Views: 1426425

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQ Thread - Queer Support!

When I was younger (i.e. three years ago), I bought into the whole "bisexuals don't exist" thing - so I came out as gay. And then realised* that I'd actually quite liked the lady-folk too, all along. Retroactively half-de-coming-out is made horribly difficult by people's reluctance to acce...
by The Spherical Cow
Mon May 25, 2009 2:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90163
Views: 8917702

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (now with 20% more fungus!)

__jess wrote:You know you're drinking quality wine when it comes in a cardboard box...
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(The foil bags inside make quite comfortable, if sweaty, pillows)
Rip the box open - drinking wine from a bag is so much classier. Especially if accompanied by a drinking song.
by The Spherical Cow
Mon May 25, 2009 2:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90163
Views: 8917702

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (now with 20% more fungus!)

I've never had buckfast, but I have had Frosty Jack, which is 3 litres of 7.5% cider for about 2 quid. Not bad, actually.
by The Spherical Cow
Mon May 25, 2009 1:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90163
Views: 8917702

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (now with 20% more fungus!)

I didn't drink before I was 14. God knows how I managed that first day of school without a bit of Dutch courage.
by The Spherical Cow
Mon May 25, 2009 1:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 25 year long Tamil war ended.
Replies: 30
Views: 3116

Re: 25 year long Tamil war ended.

Hawknc wrote:
Diadem wrote:I still wonder who the good guys and who the bad guys are in this conflict.

Why does there have to be a good guy and a bad guy?
This video ties in interestingly with the sentiment.
by The Spherical Cow
Mon May 25, 2009 1:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14355
Views: 1372283

Re: Boy Thread: All Roads Lead To Back Bacon

Boobies, for example.

*runs*
by The Spherical Cow
Sun May 24, 2009 12:35 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: help: Grammar book request.
Replies: 15
Views: 2862

Re: help: Grammar book request.

I'll admit that I'm not a huge fan of the overall "grammar-nazi" aspect that's there, but if we're looking for grammar books then I think the tendency for set-in-stone rules is always going to exist. And since I found it to be a generally enjoyable read, I think it's worthwhile considering...
by The Spherical Cow
Sat May 23, 2009 10:45 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: help: Grammar book request.
Replies: 15
Views: 2862

Re: help: Grammar book request.

Elements of style is perhaps not the excellent reference it's made out to be - these people disagree . As a suggestion, although it's not really what you're looking for, I think you may enjoy reading Eats, Shoots and Leaves - it's a good read, and somewhat educational without being overly formal. Th...
by The Spherical Cow
Tue May 05, 2009 10:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90163
Views: 8917702

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (now with 20% more fungus!)

FT: Enough drunken physics. Barely half of the particles I've written down should exist. One more missed minus sign, and I fear I'll destroy the planet.
by The Spherical Cow
Tue May 05, 2009 7:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The 16 people barred from UK
Replies: 58
Views: 5796

Re: The 16 people barred from UK

Vaniver wrote:While I appreciate the sentiment, I appreciate freedom of speech a lot more.
This. I don't see this list as anything the UK should be proud of. Sure, these people are bastards, but I don't need my government to decide what I can and cannot hear.
by The Spherical Cow
Mon May 04, 2009 11:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: cream soda (split from Rant)
Replies: 165
Views: 10281

Re: Rant Thread

I'm taking "natural" to mean the way things work in nature and "normal" to mean most common. I'm sorry if this wasn't clear. I think these are reasonable definitions which do not carry any "baggage". This is a very clear statement on the use of language, and carries in...
by The Spherical Cow
Mon May 04, 2009 11:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: cream soda (split from Rant)
Replies: 165
Views: 10281

Re: Rant Thread

But if they're not arguing against my actual intended meaning, they're just yelling about nothing. See why I'm frustrated? But I don't think anyone would argue against the idea that hetero-sex is more *common* than others. What's the sticky point here is that the way you worded your initial stateme...
by The Spherical Cow
Mon May 04, 2009 11:03 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: cream soda (split from Rant)
Replies: 165
Views: 10281

Re: Rant Thread

I agree with gmalivuk's rant, but would like to note that I mentioned at least twice that I was not making any moral or ethical claims, and clarified my argument to show that is was a position on a question of objective fact. You may not have intended for them to come across as ethical claims, but ...
by The Spherical Cow
Mon May 04, 2009 10:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: cream soda (split from Rant)
Replies: 165
Views: 10281

Re: Rant Thread

It's difficult to not discuss semantics when semantics are the entire point of the discussion.
by The Spherical Cow
Mon May 04, 2009 10:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: cream soda (split from Rant)
Replies: 165
Views: 10281

Re: Rant Thread

It is my opinions on people who get hung up on stupid, petty things, and demand that those stupid, petty things be changed. I am being objective from that huge pile of biology classes I have taken/am taking. You only view these things as stupid and petty because the use of these silly little words ...
by The Spherical Cow
Mon May 04, 2009 9:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: cream soda (split from Rant)
Replies: 165
Views: 10281

Re: Rant Thread

What you're ignoring is the baggage attached to the words "natural" and "normal". Calling hetero sex "actual sex" is merely a way to specify what you're talking about. There is no connotation/baggage to the worlds "normal" and "natural" or "act...
by The Spherical Cow
Mon May 04, 2009 9:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: cream soda (split from Rant)
Replies: 165
Views: 10281

Re: Rant Thread

I'd argue that calling heterosexual sex "normal" and "natural" is not a scientific fact, but rather a non-objective interpretation of the statement that "heterosexual sex is more common", which would be factual. The reason for this is, as podbaydoor has already said: Wh...
by The Spherical Cow
Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90163
Views: 8917702

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (now with 20% more fungus!)

Only last week, we had a large amount of snow. Feels like summer now! I was almost tempted to take my jumper off when walking back from lectures. Fun.

(Although, the weather says it's only a max of 9°C out. I'm not sure if that's accurate.)
by The Spherical Cow
Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: "Dutch MP Refused Entry to Britain" (for saying things)
Replies: 67
Views: 5909

Re: "Dutch MP Refused Entry to Britain" (for saying things)

"If he enters we will come to the government with 10.000 men!". I mean, if the guy is already there, why still bother to protest for blocking him? Ain't that a bit too late? Well, the way I see it, is not to protest to prevent him speaking, but rather to make people aware that you believe...
by The Spherical Cow
Wed Feb 18, 2009 1:14 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Dead Like Me (TV and Direct to DVD movie)
Replies: 16
Views: 3165

Re: Dead Like Me (TV and Direct to DVD movie)

Loved this show when it was on - I watched it on Sky One a good few years back. What was really annoying was that they kept shunting it around the schedule, so it was really hard to keep a track of. I was sorry to hear it got cancelled, excited to hear there was a film and concerned that it's not th...
by The Spherical Cow
Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:57 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Snog Lyrics
Replies: 518
Views: 103987

Re: Song Lyrics

It's in the lyrics that come with the album - I was surprised when I read it first, but it makes sense when you listen to it as a conversation. There's other really nice lyrics in the album too.
by The Spherical Cow
Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:51 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Snog Lyrics
Replies: 518
Views: 103987

Re: Song Lyrics

Strange Eyes by The Magnetic Fields I quite liked the lyrics, but when I looked out the song, it was a bit of a disappointment. Maybe because I'd formed an idea of how it would sound, and it didn't match the preconception at all. Narrator: (So apropos: Saw death on a sunny snow) Him: "For ever...
by The Spherical Cow
Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: "Dutch MP Refused Entry to Britain" (for saying things)
Replies: 67
Views: 5909

Re: "Dutch MP Refused Entry to Britain" (for saying things)

Well, the worst thing still is that Mr Wilders was actually INVITED into england to speak, and that then this lord Achmed threathened to mobilize 10.000 pakistani to protest. Personally I think that is closer to violence than dialogue, isn't it? And then the most cowardly british government gave in...
by The Spherical Cow
Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:09 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: 1984 (Or Nineteen Eighty-Four)
Replies: 130
Views: 29333

Re: 1984 (Or Nineteen Eighty-Four)

I quite enjoyed reading Goldstein's book - though not the first time I read 1984, I think I just skipped past it. The next few times, I've read it and I haven't found it dull at all. I think I prefer Brave New World, though, I find it a more terrifying concept. I think I once read the difference bet...
by The Spherical Cow
Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:40 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90163
Views: 8917702

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (now with 20% more fungus!)

Thunderbirds was better than Captain Scarlet, I must say. LIES! Captain Scarlet was much better. I don't know if you heard, but Captain Scarlet - he's invincible. How is that not cool? But yeah, Stingray was a bit of a disappointment. I think I might have the sub kicking around the house somewhere ...
by The Spherical Cow
Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:21 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90163
Views: 8917702

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (now with 20% more fungus!)

YES! I fucking loved Captain Scarlet when I was younger. It's been ages since I've seen any though. I had the Skybase, my brother had Tracey Island. We pitted them against each other many a time.

I miss being 10.
by The Spherical Cow
Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:01 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14355
Views: 1372283

Re: Boy Thread: It's a Boy Thread! ... Sort of

Yes, but the "couch army" fails badly in the humour department in that there never was a Couch Empire.
by The Spherical Cow
Tue Feb 17, 2009 4:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Nuclear submarines collided in the Atlantic Ocean
Replies: 8
Views: 1181

Re: Nuclear submarines collided in the Atlantic Ocean

This sounds like a terribly embarrassing coincidence (though probably not strict coincidence- I get the feeling they were stalking one another, or unwittingly sharing a convenient lane). From the article that was linked above: Nuclear engineer John Large told the BBC that navies often used the same...
by The Spherical Cow
Tue Feb 17, 2009 7:39 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14355
Views: 1372283

Re: Boy Thread: It's a Boy Thread! ... Sort of

I'm loathe to use the word hero, but sometimes you find someone who fits that description.
by The Spherical Cow
Sun Feb 15, 2009 12:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14355
Views: 1372283

Re: Boy Thread: It's a Boy Thread! ... Sort of

Yeah, I've never liked Utilikilts either. What's the deal with the tuxedo one? If you've got a wedding, wear a proper kilt and prince charlie.
by The Spherical Cow
Fri Feb 13, 2009 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90163
Views: 8917702

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (now with 20% more fungus!)

I'm still confused why people complain about "ur doin ur quotez wrong." What is it people have a problem with? (Note: this hasn't yet happened to me, but I'd like to avoid it.) I believe (though I may be wrong, it has happened), that it's putting in a line break when doing quotes. The quo...
by The Spherical Cow
Fri Feb 13, 2009 3:10 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Your favourite sounds in music?
Replies: 53
Views: 3613

Re: Your favourite sounds in music?

I love the sound of a hi-hat opening and closing, it just has a really nice shush-ing kind of quality. Hard to describe why I like it, but it's one of my favourite sounds.
by The Spherical Cow
Fri Feb 13, 2009 2:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.
Replies: 4973
Views: 738545

Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

rnew wrote:*sings* OH 800 DOUBLE-OH 10-66

Hastings Direct. If you live in UK you'll know.
Damn, I was just about to post that one. It's catchy.
by The Spherical Cow
Thu Feb 12, 2009 2:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90163
Views: 8917702

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (now with 20% more fungus!)

Felstaff wrote:The Proclaimers? Singing Kings of Leon?

You better believe it, sucka!
Don't.... know... what... to... think...

AWESOME! Maybe. He really shouldn't have went for the high bits in the opening. Gets better though.

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