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by ConMan
Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:59 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Toothbrush, glasses, and clock
Replies: 15
Views: 980

Re: Toothbrush, glasses, and clock

I've seen a related effect - most things look normal when I use an electric toothbrush with the room lights on, but if the room lights are off, then bright objects show a distinct vibration to them. I think that when the lights are on my brain has enough information to do a kind of image stabilisati...
by ConMan
Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:03 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: MisterGC's PUZZLES
Replies: 17
Views: 2476

Re: MisterGC's PUZZLES

Over the next five weeks Jessica, Laurie, Mark, Mary, and Sally, ... Your clues seem to indicate that there are 2 men. I only recognize one of those names, mark, as a traditionally male name. (It may be possible to solve without knowing I haven't really tried yet.) Even if I didn't know a man calle...
by ConMan
Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:21 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4345
Views: 591219

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Taiga Fujimura 2 : Who the hell is a teacher at 25? You haven't watched GTO have you? (Also I think I have met teachers as young as that). I am watching Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon ; nothing special but I like it. It is cute and funny. (I am a bit sad to say that this is almost my favorite 201...
by ConMan
Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:25 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: "There is an Exception to every rule"
Replies: 32
Views: 3653

Re: "There is an Exception to every rule"

So if Epimenides had said "All Cretans are poor expressers of logical statements" ...
by ConMan
Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:56 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Meta discussion
Replies: 1386
Views: 162749

Re: Meta discussion

ONUV works a lot like ONUW, except that it has different roles (duh) and it adds some mechanics around "Marks". Each player, in addition to their role, starts with a "Mark of Clarity". During the "Dusk" phase, some roles will wake up and swap people's Marks (e.g. the Va...
by ConMan
Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:34 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: "There is an Exception to every rule"
Replies: 32
Views: 3653

Re: "There is an Exception to every rule"

Epimenides of Crete is claimed to have said "All Cretans are liars". If true, then it means that all Cretans are liars, but Epimenides being a Cretan himself must then be a liar, meaning his statement cannot be true. If the statement is false, then it means that Epimenides was lying, and t...
by ConMan
Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:23 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0153: "Hide the Atmosphere"
Replies: 46
Views: 7035

Re: What-if 0153: Hide the Atmosphere

Am I allowed to ask what happened to reference number 1?
by ConMan
Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:32 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Board games anyone?
Replies: 829
Views: 157747

Re: Board games anyone?

KnightExemplar, yes, it is almost impossible for a single person to block you in. But it is far easier for two or more uncoordinated people to severely restrict your expansion. Not everyone plays optimally (I'd say it is rare for people to do so), so all sorts of things happen. Anyway, onto brighte...
by ConMan
Mon Jan 23, 2017 4:10 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Newton's shell theorem with negative mass
Replies: 12
Views: 1302

Re: Newton's shell theorem with negative mass

Or to put it another way, the mathematics is all done without considering whether the mass is positive or negative, and since the final answer doesn't depend on the mass it must still work.
by ConMan
Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:46 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Nintendo Topic
Replies: 56
Views: 9814

Re: Nintendo Topic

The Bomberman demo was 4 players, 1 console using an extra pair of Joycons. I heard that it supports up to 8 players, but I didn't hear whether that involved more than one console.
by ConMan
Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:14 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Nintendo Topic
Replies: 56
Views: 9814

Re: Nintendo Topic

I got to go to one of the Switch hype events yesterday. My thoughts: ⋅ The Joycon controllers are tiny. Even the Switch is small, but you really notice it when you're holding something that is about 2/3 the length and 1/2 the thickness of an original Wiimote and trying to press buttons on ...
by ConMan
Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:34 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Board games anyone?
Replies: 829
Views: 157747

Re: Board games anyone?

The expansion to Space Alert also adds some kind of campaign mode, I believe.
by ConMan
Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:44 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: What is lemonade?
Replies: 15
Views: 3115

Re: What is lemonade?

It's the thing branded as Sprite or 7-Up in the US. It's also lemon juice, sugar and ice. And "Traditional Lemonade" is a carbonated drink with the flavour and colour of lemon juice.
by ConMan
Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:42 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kickstarter Thread. Everything Goes Here.
Replies: 420
Views: 126837

Re: Kickstarter Thread. Everything Goes Here.

JamesGoblin wrote:Another cute little project, Kingdom Death: Monster 1.5. They asked for 100k, and got 8M... so far, with 23 days to go :mrgreen:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/po ... escription

I don't think I've ever heard the word "cute" used in relation to KDM.
by ConMan
Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:40 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 28878
Views: 1529547

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

I don't have much memory of Acknowledgements of Country happening before about 2008 or so. I don't know if that's just personal bias, or because there was a bit of a turning point in race relations when Kevin Rudd became Prime Minister and apologised to the Stolen Generations (an all-too-recent peri...
by ConMan
Sun Dec 11, 2016 10:28 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 28878
Views: 1529547

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Secret Santa non-spoiler:
Kudos to Madge doing an Acknowledgement of Country. They happen regularly at work, we had one at our wedding, but I think this is the first time I've seen one in a forum thread.
by ConMan
Sun Dec 11, 2016 10:24 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0153: "Peptides" [removed]
Replies: 22
Views: 5920

Re: What-If 0153: "Peptides"

Did this What If? just get unpublished? Whoops This article is still in progress. An early draft was unintentionally posted here thanks to Randall's troubled approach to git , and it took a little bit to get everything sorted out and rolled back. Sorry for the mixup! That's a shame. Well, I hop...
by ConMan
Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:37 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fantastic Breasts and Where to Find Them
Replies: 49
Views: 4526

Re: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

I mean, yeah, but there's roughly a billion other ways to kill someone in the Harry Potter universe, yes? I mean, that's what all those various light duels that aren't any shade of green are, presumably? I mean, leaving aside mundane execution methods entirely. It just seems really odd ...
by ConMan
Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:11 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fantastic Breasts and Where to Find Them
Replies: 49
Views: 4526

Re: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Methods and Madness: The whole execution thing was wonky, too. Sure, sure, grindlewald's evil. The auror's executing them are apparently not, yes? It's like...what, two people? And it's needlessly convoluted. I don't get what any of that scene was about. I think the idea is that...
by ConMan
Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13710
Views: 1652682

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

My friend who went through a vegetarian phase essentially operated on a "no unnecessary cruelty" principle - so milk and honey were fine, eggs were ok as long as they were free range (and he's found a brand of eggs where the chickens are one tenth as crowded as normal free range ones), gel...
by ConMan
Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:15 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 553
Views: 44386

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

Rhythm Paradise Megamix is a much longer game than I originally expected it to be, although I suppose there was a hint in the name. I've finished the main storyline (since when did Rhythm Heaven/Paradise need a plot?), perfected everything except the god-damn Final Remix, and unlocked about 60% of t...
by ConMan
Wed Nov 23, 2016 10:27 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Pokemon Go
Replies: 117
Views: 14116

Re: Pokemon Go

Tracker's up! Ridiculously easy to use (maybe even too easy), but at least the nearby screen actually means something now. The last notice I saw said it's available in only a few more areas - all of Australia, a couple of bits of the US, and somewhere else (I'm guessing in Canada). Still, it is so ...
by ConMan
Tue Nov 22, 2016 12:55 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Infinite Balls and Jugs [solution]
Replies: 611
Views: 56126

Re: Infinite Balls and Jugs [solution]

I feel like anyone who thinks that the two processes (add and remove balls versus add them and relabel them) should have the same result will also have trouble accepting the fact that given a suitable convergent series (like, say, 1 - 1/2 + 1/3 - 1/4 + 1/5 - ...) you can make it sum to anything you ...
by ConMan
Wed Nov 16, 2016 9:56 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 28878
Views: 1529547

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

OK, if nobody else wants to claim Secret Santa for themselves, I'm going to run it this year. Theme: Australian Christmas on a hot summer's day. Any aussies, feel free to post some Christmas Australiana you want to make sure I hit. Anyone who doesn't want to / have the time to play interested in co...
by ConMan
Tue Nov 15, 2016 11:00 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Ghost in the Shelf (2017)
Replies: 82
Views: 5909

Re: Ghost in the Shell (2017)

I've never seen the anime, but this trailer doesn't really impress me. It seems a rather standard action sci-fi, with a lot of pg-rated porn, which is something I've always rather disliked. I'm not going to try to defend the pornographic side of it, but the original movie is a fantastic piece of cy...
by ConMan
Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:04 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Ghost in the Shelf (2017)
Replies: 82
Views: 5909

Re: Ghost in the Shell (2017)

I've never seen the anime, but this trailer doesn't really impress me. It seems a rather standard action sci-fi, with a lot of pg-rated porn, which is something I've always rather disliked. I'm not going to try to defend the pornographic side of it, but the original movie is a fantastic piece of cy...
by ConMan
Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:58 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: dubsola's Chilli
Replies: 17
Views: 2146

Re: dubsola's Chilli

dubsola wrote:It's cheap I'd imagine? I live in Australia too, but don't buy meat very much and haven't considered ever getting it.

It's similar in price to beef - about $10/kg. I don't get it as much any more because my wife doesn't like the taste.
by ConMan
Tue Nov 15, 2016 5:04 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: dubsola's Chilli
Replies: 17
Views: 2146

Re: dubsola's Chilli

Thanks for this! I like making a pot of chilli con carne in the slow cooker every once in a while, and I'll probably steal a few of your hints the next time I get around to it. I often make mine with kangaroo mince, which is probably not that easy to get in the States but which is available in super...
by ConMan
Wed Nov 09, 2016 3:57 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Miscellaneous Science Questions
Replies: 2835
Views: 508965

Re: RELATIVITY QUESTIONS! (and other common queries)

It's one of those words where there's a scientific meaning, and a casual meaning, and they're sufficiently different to be annoying. Like "theory".
by ConMan
Tue Nov 08, 2016 11:55 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Miscellaneous Science Questions
Replies: 2835
Views: 508965

Re: RELATIVITY QUESTIONS! (and other common queries)

Why does the speed of light through a vacuum have to be constant? That's a great question. The fact is, it's not something that "has" to be true, it's just one of the assumptions that leads to special and then general relativity (the other being that observers in non-accelerating referenc...
by ConMan
Sun Nov 06, 2016 10:16 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kickstarter Thread. Everything Goes Here.
Replies: 420
Views: 126837

Re: Kickstarter Thread. Everything Goes Here.

I've seen that before, and I have been tempted to back it but just can't justify the expense right now. It does appeal to me and my wife (who studied linguistics at university).
by ConMan
Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13710
Views: 1652682

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Except I've watched plenty of subtitled Japanese movies/shows, and all I've learned is that "HAI!" means "Yes sir/affirmative". That and "Battaru Royaru" is "battle royale". Eventually you pick up catch phrases but that just makes you look like a total otaku....
by ConMan
Sun Oct 30, 2016 11:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13710
Views: 1652682

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

LaserGuy wrote:Pirate Party stands to take a leading role in the next government of Iceland.

Interesting. In our recent local elections, one seat took a while to count and it was down to a few votes between the local conservative party and the Sex Party.
by ConMan
Thu Oct 06, 2016 9:39 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: 1 is Not Prime
Replies: 17
Views: 3042

Re: 1 is Not Prime

It's also pretty handy in the proof that there are an infinite number of primes. Also, having FTA then gives you a reason to look at what it takes for a number system to have unique prime factorisations, and what it might mean for a system to *not* have such a seemingly fundamental properties, and t...
by ConMan
Wed Oct 05, 2016 9:47 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4345
Views: 591219

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

which were later spliced into a single film for the American release, and IMO it was about thre different kinds of terrible. The dub is legitimate good and has an amazing soundtrack. As a kid's film made in the 90s, I shouldn't have had to even look up what was on the soundtrack, given the legal re...
by ConMan
Wed Oct 05, 2016 2:54 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4345
Views: 591219

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

the fantastic Digimon movie, titled "Summer Wars". Hmm, that description makes me reconsider watching it. (don't elaborate!) I kind of feel I have to, but I'll do so behind a spoiler so you can check it out *after* you watch the film: Hosoda made the two Digimon Adventure films, which wer...
by ConMan
Wed Oct 05, 2016 12:32 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4345
Views: 591219

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Makoto Shinkai is an incredibly talented animator, and I am looking forward to watching Kimi No Na Wa. Some of his work, especially the earlier stuff, can sometimes be a bit more style than substance, but generally he's really good at setting a mood with stunning visuals. If you haven't heard of hi...
by ConMan
Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:24 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Deliberately bad algorithms
Replies: 120
Views: 26640

Re: Deliberately bad algorithms

However, I think you can borrow some of the UTM idea to get a nicely terrible algorithm. ⋅ Start from s = 0. ⋅ Choose k, l, m, n such that k + l + m + n = s. ⋅ Generate all Turing machines of size less than or equal to k with input of all lists of length less than or eq...
by ConMan
Mon Oct 03, 2016 10:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The "I can't find a particular XKCD comic" thread
Replies: 142
Views: 78054

Re: The "I can't find a particular XKCD comic" thread

The obvious solution is to start your own comic, draw the one you remember, and wait for someone to write angry tweets in your general direction about how you're ripping off something else.
by ConMan
Fri Sep 30, 2016 4:19 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Mobile Game Concept: AdventurerDiscoverer
Replies: 15
Views: 2589

Re: Mobile Game Concept: AdventurerDiscoverer

WorldTradeRichard wrote:I feel like that's to much like pokemon.

I feel like you have trouble picking up on sarcasm.

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