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by null
Wed Feb 06, 2008 10:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Found your own commune!
Replies: 60
Views: 4635

Re: Found your own commune!

I found a commune based on SCIENCE! I don't mean to nit-pick but you have to remember humans are sometimes irrational. They do all sorts of stuff like get bored, love, hate, be greedy, lazy, depressed, cynical, rebellious and just generally difficult. Your new commune has to cope with all the prats...
by null
Tue Jan 29, 2008 5:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: At what ages have you experienced changes of faith?
Replies: 160
Views: 11224

Re: At what ages have you experienced changes of faith?

I was never brought up with a religion...I knew some people believed in god, but personally i never found a need for it...

If i had a question, i usually looked in an encyclopedia...Oh btw im an engineer. Its so genetic its not funny.
by null
Sat Jan 26, 2008 11:50 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: RIAA hackers use XKCD comic
Replies: 82
Views: 8898

Re: RIAA hackers use XKCD comic

Mega-lolz. I had an interesting discussion about music piracy...I came to the following conclusions: If people pirate music, the bands that get pirated the most wont bring as much money in to the record company. Jobs must be lost. I suspect the first people to go will be the redundant people in the ...
by null
Fri Jan 25, 2008 11:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Stoicism and Cynicism (Philosophical Movements)
Replies: 42
Views: 6453

Re: Stoicism and Cynicism (Philosophical Movements)

If you can no longer do something about it - who cares?
If you could never do something about it - who cares?


So you wouldn't feel sad if a family member died (at an old age)?

While i can see death is inevitable, that doesnt mean its right to not feel sad and become an emotionless husk of a man!
by null
Fri Jan 25, 2008 9:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Stoicism and Cynicism (Philosophical Movements)
Replies: 42
Views: 6453

Re: Stoicism and Cynicism (Philosophical Movements)

5. Suffering is caused by false judgments of value, which cause negative emotions and a vicious character. That is seriously simplistic...there are a lot of other causes of suffering. Starving kids in Africa dont suffer because they are too famous, too rich or too powerful. Personally, im not sure ...
by null
Fri Jan 25, 2008 7:06 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Physics of Car Tires...
Replies: 61
Views: 7519

Re: Physics of Car Tires...

I recently discovered something about ABS: The reason it works so badly on loose surfaces is because if your brakes lock, a wedge of snow/gravel/cocaine gathers infront of the wheel, slowing you down. If ABS unlocks your brakes, it clears the wedge of crap infront of your wheels...So your wheels rol...
by null
Fri Jan 25, 2008 6:59 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I need a smile
Replies: 36
Views: 3358

Re: I need a smile

Lolcats ftw. Its important to remember when feeling down is that nothing really matters, because everything is transitory. Except lolcats.
by null
Fri Jan 25, 2008 6:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14355
Views: 1371428

Re: Man Thread: Erectile hyperbolic function

Has anyone seen Beowulf? Ending of that...spoilered. Beowulf dies fighting a dragon, during which he snares it with some sort of chain, cuts a hole in its throat while dangling from said chain, in mid-flight. Then protagonist is forced to chop off his own arm, to reach inside the dragons throat (...
by null
Mon Jan 21, 2008 7:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3377243

Re: Girl Thread: You make me feel like a natural womaaaan

Its a nice dress...but it needs more tubes and brass.

Oh wait, are we still doing steampunk fangirl/boy-ism?
by null
Mon Jan 21, 2008 7:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ***
Replies: 126
Views: 9818

Re: A brief treatise on the topic of: Get over yourself

Bladerunner makes smoking cool...All geeks should understand that.
by null
Sun Jan 20, 2008 11:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ***
Replies: 126
Views: 9818

Re: A brief treatise on the topic of: Get over yourself

I do find paying more than 20 dollars for a decent pair (of jeans is bad).


Move to England. We pay about $80 for a decent pair of jeans.
by null
Sun Jan 20, 2008 7:34 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Physics of Car Tires...
Replies: 61
Views: 7519

Re: Physics of Car Tires...

Ive been wondering about this...I think im being stupid somewhere, please correct me! If you fit wider tyres to your car, it would appear the tyre footprint would get bigger. But the tyre would deform less, because the weight of the car is now spread over a larger area, so the pressure is lower. If ...
by null
Sun Jan 20, 2008 3:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What if's?
Replies: 8
Views: 1107

Re: What if's?

Predeterminism makes my brain hurt.

Whats happened in the past cannot be changed. You may be able to remedie problems caused in the past with your future actions however...
by null
Sat Jan 19, 2008 1:18 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Physics of Car Tires...
Replies: 61
Views: 7519

Re: Physics of Car Tires...

Id just like to say WOW thankyou for some great responses. Ive learned a lot, its not often one can find a proper intellectual discussion about cars, because most modders just seem to want a noisey exhaust and BOVs. Deformation allows much more footprint, and footprint is where adhesion comes from. ...
by null
Sat Jan 19, 2008 1:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3403
Views: 751118

Re: What were your dreams last night?

I dreamt my flat was on fire. No wait, that was my flatmate falling asleep with chips in the oven.

Five thirty AM. Evacuated an entire block of flats. Alarm wasnt turned off for another hour. My flat now smells.
by null
Sat Jan 19, 2008 10:18 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Outside Looking In
Replies: 34
Views: 3516

Re: Outside Looking In

I'm the only one who can see all the points and how they connect.


You think you can see how they connect. Only Hugh Hefner truly understands how life works.
by null
Sat Jan 19, 2008 12:00 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14355
Views: 1371428

Re: Man Thread: Erectile hyperbolic function

The last place i expect to see a 'real men' discussion is here.
by null
Fri Jan 18, 2008 11:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Outside Looking In
Replies: 34
Views: 3516

Re: Outside Looking In

I know exactly what you mean. I've always felt like life is a river, and I feel like I'm standing on the bank of that river, watching it flow by.

Only a year and a half to go...


Why sit there waiting for your world to change? Enjoy what you have while you have it.
by null
Fri Jan 18, 2008 5:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Outside Looking In
Replies: 34
Views: 3516

Re: Outside Looking In

Its a shame i drive a ford fiesta eh...Damnit i want a better car.
by null
Fri Jan 18, 2008 3:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Outside Looking In
Replies: 34
Views: 3516

Re: Outside Looking In

If your crowd bites, find another one. Thats not always as easy as it sounds...I'm stuck on a placement with a company, away from university (and my friends there), away from my old school friends (who are at uni's around the country (UK)) and ive met a large number of people where i currently live...
by null
Wed Jan 16, 2008 11:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-Stumble
Replies: 69
Views: 5126

Re: Sleep-Stumble

Sneds wrote:Wow. Sorry, off topic, but wikipedia link following showed me the best disorder ever.
Exploding head syndrome


I had that a couple of times when i was a kid...It was horrible. Very scary.
by null
Wed Jan 16, 2008 7:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2732144

Re: Confessional Thread - Confession Gone

Confession: I'm secretly an emo.
by null
Mon Jan 14, 2008 7:33 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Student Loans-ugh
Replies: 43
Views: 3563

Re: Student Loans-ugh

Aerospace engineering masters (4 years)
£4400 x 4 = about $35000
Government loans
We will see...
by null
Sun Jan 13, 2008 11:10 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Miscellaneous Science Questions
Replies: 2934
Views: 700808

Re: Common Questions

Indon wrote:
UmbralRaptor wrote:
OneLess wrote:-(Conventional) airplanes cannot take off from a treadmill :)

From a conventional treadmill, anyway. A sufficiently large and strong one...

Except for Harrier Jets.


And V-22 Ospreys, F-35s etc etc...actually http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_VTOL_aircraft
by null
Sun Jan 13, 2008 11:05 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Physics of Car Tires...
Replies: 61
Views: 7519

Re: Physics of Car Tires...

Would i be correct in thinking that the tyre deformation is beneficial for traction? I had always heard that adhesion friction was independant of tyre footprint, so tyre deformation and the associated increase in footprint would not affect adhesion friction from hot, sticky slick tyres...Only interf...
by null
Sun Jan 13, 2008 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: why nerdy girls sucks (and not in the good way)
Replies: 34
Views: 3626

Re: why ruderalis sucks (and not in the good way)

On the topic of nerd relationships...I think dating nerds is hard work. I would much rather date people because we get on well and i enjoy going out with them, and i generally find these people are not particularly nerdy....as all my nerdy friends stay in and dont socialise enough/much/at all. I thi...
by null
Mon Dec 31, 2007 12:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Medicinal alcohol
Replies: 32
Views: 2211

Re: Medicinal alcohol

In reply to Moo:

In theory you can get alcoholic drinks with a meal in the UK, but it doesnt really work. Ive been 17 with ID (drivers license), and refused wine on a date. B*stards.
by null
Mon Dec 31, 2007 11:41 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Medicinal alcohol
Replies: 32
Views: 2211

Re: Medicinal alcohol

Yes, the drinking age in the UK is 18, so ive been drinking for ages...I am a university student afterall!

To be honest, i wasnt looking for spirits, id rather drink a decent Shiraz than some filthy vodka. And i wasnt looking to get drunk...I just enjoy being slightly tipsy.
by null
Mon Dec 31, 2007 12:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Medicinal alcohol
Replies: 32
Views: 2211

Re: Medicinal alcohol

Huh oh well...Thanks for the replies. I guess ill be going sober this hols...
by null
Sun Dec 30, 2007 11:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Medicinal alcohol
Replies: 32
Views: 2211

Re: Medicinal alcohol

What happens if you get ID'd and then are shown to be under age?

No its not real...This is xkcd not real life!
by null
Sun Dec 30, 2007 11:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Medicinal alcohol
Replies: 32
Views: 2211

Medicinal alcohol

I'll set the scene, please suspend your disbelief here: Theres been a medical emergency, and i need to buy some vodka to sterilise a wound. The injured person is allergic to all other forms of antiseptic. Unfortunately im 20, and british...so i have no idea how americans buy alcoholic beverages in y...
by null
Sun Dec 30, 2007 9:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Final decisions on a major....
Replies: 14
Views: 1537

Re: Final decisions on a major....

Im half way through an aerospace engineering degree, and im currently working as an intern systems engineer for an aeroplane manufacturer. I love my course, it rocks...buuut...my job is desk-slavery, and engineers get paid very badly (in england). I dont think its the sort of career i would want to ...
by null
Sun Dec 30, 2007 5:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Accents you hate or love
Replies: 89
Views: 6825

Re: Accents you hate or love

I love women with swedish or russian accents....mmmm.

I also like dutch accents in a less sexual way!

Worst accent would have to be thai...it sounds so harsh and inelligant. Nothing personal...sorry!
by null
Sun Dec 30, 2007 2:47 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: HAI GUYZ (Oh god please help me)
Replies: 96
Views: 8019

Re: HAI GUYZ (Oh god please help me)

How curious...ive never heard of loltalking. Back in my d4y i7 w@z al1 l3e7 zP3al<.... Only a fool google images words that they don't know and have been told by random strangers. Live a little...Sure you recoil in disgust at first, but at least you can laugh about it otherwise, with your pretend-fr...
by null
Sun Dec 30, 2007 2:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90163
Views: 8913321

Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

Cassi wrote:Yea, my birthday's coming up in a week. It sucks.


Happy birthday for a weeks time. We love you, even if everyone else sucks...<3


Dont forget, there are other awesome numbers. Look for 13.37


I swear at 37 minutes past one, every day, i look at a clock...and smile.
by null
Sun Dec 30, 2007 2:27 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2732144

Re: Confessional Thread - Nobody expects the mouldy inquisition!

Ouch...im not sure i can really comprehend what it is like to lose someone as important as a father...particularly as my dad is pretty useless... What has helped me when ive lost relatives is remembering that if i died i would not want my relatives to suffer in grief for too long - i would want them...
by null
Sun Dec 30, 2007 2:19 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Physics of Car Tires...
Replies: 61
Views: 7519

Re: Physics of Car Tires...

*little* chunks?!?! I went to the british grand prix (ok its F1 not nascar) a few years back, and we walked along the track after the race. These 'little' chunks are about the size of a pencil eraser...it really made me appreciate anyone deviating from the racing line must struggle to find any grip ...
by null
Sun Dec 30, 2007 1:08 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20910
Views: 2936351

Re: Back to post yo' face

Dying hair any colour is definately cool. As long as its not bottle blonde. That offends my sensibilities.

Oh and cheers xndrew, see you at the pub...Actually, im going to New York in january (woooooot). Any xkcders in NY?
by null
Fri Dec 28, 2007 8:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: HAI GUYZ (Oh god please help me)
Replies: 96
Views: 8019

Re: HAI GUYZ (Oh god please help me)

google it is the new ask your parents. I think the internets played an important role in my childhood education. I remember when i learned what a 'nympho' was...I asked some crazy Scottish dudes in my Counter-Strike clan (this was beta 0.5 or so)...They told me to image search it (this was before i...
by null
Fri Dec 28, 2007 8:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Wingsuits and skydiving
Replies: 8
Views: 1220

Re: Wingsuits and skydiving

*Land* a wingsuit? Im gunna have to google this...Its not that i doubt you...I dont...but im shocked at how much people want to get themselves dead. Whenever ive seen them, they are doing about 100-120mph...I assumed this was because they had crappy aerodynamics (compared to a wing) so they needed t...

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