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by Frimble
Mon Jun 09, 2014 3:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Endless Boxes
Replies: 2
Views: 2966

Endless Boxes

http://www.endlessboxes.com/

http://xkcd.com/576/

Do you think anyone would actually do this? I love the comic but even so...
by Frimble
Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:23 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Magic : The Gathering : The Thread : The Rename
Replies: 1691
Views: 303160

Re: Magic : The Gathering : The Thread : The Rename

The local commander Meta is getting a little crowded with Esper, Bant and UWR 'goodstuff' decks loaded with counterspells and boardwipes, making it difficult for new players with precons or rogue decks to break in. The only decks that seem to gain any traction are tutor heavy combo decks that go of...
by Frimble
Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:53 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Magic : The Gathering : The Thread : The Rename
Replies: 1691
Views: 303160

Re: Magic : The Gathering : The Thread : The Rename

It 404d for me, but unless you are turning her into a creature, Thasa isn't worth the scry 1. Just noticed the user name of the poster you're referring to. Often find myself wanting to get back into M:tG, but I was always super-duper-casual, so I always kind of feel like I'd be pissing people off i...
by Frimble
Wed Oct 02, 2013 11:00 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Magic : The Gathering : The Thread : The Rename
Replies: 1691
Views: 303160

Re: Magic : The Gathering : The Thread : The Rename

It's slowed down a little. You can't get a turn 3 win so easily any more but it's still very fast. I've managed several turn 5 wins recently.
by Frimble
Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:55 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Magic : The Gathering : The Thread : The Rename
Replies: 1691
Views: 303160

Re: Magic : The Gathering : The Thread : The Rename

http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/bant-humans-agrotempo/
This is the deck I've been building recently. What do you folks think. I know it's a bit odd and needs a sideboard but it seems to work.
by Frimble
Thu May 23, 2013 3:12 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Magic : The Gathering : The Thread : The Rename
Replies: 1691
Views: 303160

Re: Magic : The Gathering : The Thread : The Rename

Edit2: WAT Looks like my clone effects just got less useful in EDH Well, on the down side, you can't kill your opponent's legends with them any more; on the upside, your opponent has to worry about you stealing the effects of his best creatures, and you can use Clone effects to disenchant Arrest vi...
by Frimble
Thu May 16, 2013 12:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Schizophrenia and Biorhythms
Replies: 7
Views: 3366

Re: Schizophrenia and Biorhythms

They were suggesting that melatonin was released at the wrong part of the sleep cycle in people with schizophrenia. Also that people with schizophrenia sleep varying hours each night over the course of a week or two ranging from no hours of sleep to excessive sleep. This interested me because it was...
by Frimble
Wed May 15, 2013 10:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Schizophrenia and Biorhythms
Replies: 7
Views: 3366

Re: Schizophrenia and Biorhythms

What about the BBC World service podcast? That suggests that Schizophrenia causes people to sleep differently.
by Frimble
Tue May 14, 2013 10:16 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Schizophrenia and Biorhythms
Replies: 7
Views: 3366

Re: Schizophrenia and Biorhythms

Tirian wrote:The circadian rhythm is a part of chronobiology, which is unrelated to the pseudoscience of biorhythms.

Thanks, Noted.
by Frimble
Tue May 14, 2013 12:05 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Schizophrenia and Biorhythms
Replies: 7
Views: 3366

Schizophrenia and Biorhythms

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/player/p017vz3v http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn21371-disrupted-body-clock-may-prime-you-for-schizophrenia.html I had previously thought that my unusual sleeping patten was due to medication I am taking for schizophrenia but information from these news sources sugge...
by Frimble
Sun May 12, 2013 4:43 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Magic : The Gathering : The Thread : The Rename
Replies: 1691
Views: 303160

Re: Magic : The Gathering : The Thread : The Rename

b.i.o wrote:I love new limited formats where nobody has any idea what they're doing.

Me too, Their the best. I played a chaos draft the other day. Great fun although the power levels of the cards varied wildly.

Anyone else here play Commander EDH by the way?
by Frimble
Sun May 12, 2013 1:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9231549

Re: unwashed dishes and toilet paper tubes

And when people say depressed when they mean sad, I get angry. It just makes it harder for people to understand and makes me even less motivated to talk about it, if that's possible. I think it's kind of complicated because there's the mood called Depression and the disorder called Depr...
by Frimble
Thu May 09, 2013 4:47 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Lowering The Age of Consent: Discussion
Replies: 150
Views: 52863

Re: Lowering The Age of Consent: Discussion

Trouble is that even a 13 year old girl can physically become pregnant even though it is very bad for the health of someone so young. I imagine that sort of thing would happen more if the age of consent was lowered.
by Frimble
Wed May 08, 2013 9:57 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: *almost* the best superpower in the world
Replies: 703
Views: 97989

Re: *almost* the best superpower in the world

But due to the butterfly effect the use of your power results in terrible tragedies in otherwise unconnected parts of your life.

I can perfectly reproduce any sound I hear.
by Frimble
Wed May 08, 2013 8:48 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: *almost* the best superpower in the world
Replies: 703
Views: 97989

Re: *almost* the best superpower in the world

Granted, but only you can eat it and you are lactose intolerant and have celiac disease so eating it makes you ill.

I have the ability to change any coefficient of friction during sporting events (I'm surprised we havn't had this one yet)
by Frimble
Tue May 07, 2013 6:59 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: *almost* the best superpower in the world
Replies: 703
Views: 97989

Re: *almost* the best superpower in the world

But only the local weather and every time you do it irrevocable changes the climates of the rest of the planet.

I can summon elephants anywhere in a 5 meter radius.
by Frimble
Tue May 07, 2013 2:35 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: 1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1-1+1+1+1+1+1*0
Replies: 28
Views: 6374

Re: 1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1-1+1+1+1+1+1*0

Thanks, I forgot about the obvious exception.
by Frimble
Tue May 07, 2013 2:01 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: 1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1-1+1+1+1+1+1*0
Replies: 28
Views: 6374

Re: 1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1-1+1+1+1+1+1*0

I don't think that works. You can't change the order of the numbers in an infinite sum.
by Frimble
Tue May 07, 2013 12:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Understanding house prices
Replies: 9
Views: 7194

Re: Understanding house prices

Here in the UK we actually have a housing "bubble" where macroeconomic factors such as speculation and monopolization have caused the price to increase. At some point (in theory) "the bubble will burst" and house prices will drop significantly and very quickly. However the govern...
by Frimble
Tue May 07, 2013 12:22 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Gun Control
Replies: 2237
Views: 371254

Re: Gun Control

I read about this one. I don't like the sound of it as it will probably mean more illegal guns here in the UK.
by Frimble
Mon May 06, 2013 9:47 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Immigration and Naturalization
Replies: 43
Views: 15210

Re: Immigration and Naturalization

@Savanik, Sorry that was aimed at sardia. I don't take issue with what you said at all.
by Frimble
Mon May 06, 2013 8:25 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: 1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1-1+1+1+1+1+1*0
Replies: 28
Views: 6374

Re: 1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1-1+1+1+1+1+1*0

Well if you write the distributive law as follows: A*(B+C)=A*B+A*C I'm not sure you can get a consistent system unless multiplication takes precedence.
by Frimble
Mon May 06, 2013 7:39 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Immigration and Naturalization
Replies: 43
Views: 15210

Re: Immigration and Naturalization

That's a very american centred view of immigration.
by Frimble
Mon May 06, 2013 6:02 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: 1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1-1+1+1+1+1+1*0
Replies: 28
Views: 6374

Re: 1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1-1+1+1+1+1+1*0

It can actually be derived from one of the 13 set axioms of the real numbers that multiplication takes precedence. (Although you only need 8 axioms really) Ed. actually it will depend on how the axioms are written. The question that actually causes problems is when you have an infinite series: 1-1+1...
by Frimble
Mon May 06, 2013 8:09 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9231549

Re: unwashed dishes and toilet paper tubes

I found a 32 GB Nexus 7 at a local "open box" store for the same price as the 16 GB and promptly bought it. Coming from an iPad and having a teeny bit of experience with Android, it wasn't too difficult to use, but I'm still pretty clueless when it comes to rooting it and what custom ROM ...
by Frimble
Fri May 03, 2013 8:47 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Gun Control
Replies: 2237
Views: 371254

Re: Gun Control

I am however a member of the Shorinji Kempo movement here in the uk; a Japanese nationalist zen Buddist movement that teaches a potentially lethal martial art. I'd much rather see more people learning to fight this way than wandering around armed with guns. that is rather bizarre, because what you ...
by Frimble
Fri May 03, 2013 8:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Worst Superpower
Replies: 142
Views: 33447

Re: The Worst Superpower

So you would literally be paid to watch paint dry. Great.
by Frimble
Fri May 03, 2013 1:27 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Gun Control
Replies: 2237
Views: 371254

Re: Gun Control

It's not about the defence it's about the offence. Think about it this way: Would you rather be attacked by someone with a gun when do not have a gun or by someone without a gun when you also did not have a gun. Because unless you actually carry your gun with you everywhere you go that's the issue....
by Frimble
Fri May 03, 2013 12:05 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Gun Control
Replies: 2237
Views: 371254

Re: Gun Control

1. Because that's hardly anyone. 2. Ok I'll give you the first one especially as the attacker may well be on drugs. If it's a professional you give them what they are after. It may be worth a lot to you but it's not worth your life. 3. I'm sure brandishing a weapon would deter a criminal but if they...
by Frimble
Thu May 02, 2013 11:37 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Gun Control
Replies: 2237
Views: 371254

Re: Gun Control

It's not about the defence it's about the offence. Think about it this way: Would you rather be attacked by someone with a gun when do not have a gun or by someone without a gun when you also did not have a gun. Because unless you actually carry your gun with you everywhere you go that's the issue. ...
by Frimble
Thu May 02, 2013 11:18 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Gun Control
Replies: 2237
Views: 371254

Re: Gun Control

1) not the right to defence think of it as the right to be dangerous. 2) true but the attacker is likely to be angry which will count against them. 3) Standoff? Deterant? once a fist fight starts it's easy to avoid being hit. hitting back is hard. Anyway that's what the police are for. 4) Taekwondo ...
by Frimble
Thu May 02, 2013 8:45 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Gun Control
Replies: 2237
Views: 371254

Re: Gun Control

1) Your experience with firearms. I'd rather it was harder than this to get guns. I'd much rather see more people learning to fight this way than wandering around armed with guns. Why? Four reasons firstly because martial arts take discipline and second because they make fights personal third becau...
by Frimble
Thu May 02, 2013 4:59 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Gun Control
Replies: 2237
Views: 371254

Re: Gun Control

1) Your experience with firearms. I have fired a gas pistol (belonging to my uncle) at a target in my yard. 2) Your opinion on Gun Control laws, national, state whatever. Contrary to popular opinion you CAN get guns in the UK if you want them. You can only buy certain kinds of gun without a licence...
by Frimble
Thu May 02, 2013 4:06 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Concert (aka Classical) music
Replies: 41
Views: 20385

Re: Concert (aka Classical) music

I love the works of Jean Sibelius but my favorite has to be his symphony number 6: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnWAbM-fHD0 Closely followed by his violin concerto. Here it is played by a child prodigy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OlI0RLQJoU I also like Takashi Yoshimatsu's Memo Flora (because...
by Frimble
Wed May 01, 2013 10:10 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Is Who wants to be a millionaire just a game of luck?
Replies: 21
Views: 7336

Re: Is Who wants to be a millionaire just a game of luck?

I think he's using a rule of the game that allows him to ignore the question by halving his winnings.
by Frimble
Wed May 01, 2013 10:06 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Family and Friends: Dealing with conspiracy theorists
Replies: 50
Views: 33943

Re: Family and Friends: Dealing with conspiracy theorists

Unfortunately it's not always as simple as that. My own illness went undiagnosed by my family for several months including when I spent an entire Christmas break with them (which as I was at Oxford was about 8 weeks). I pretty much had to go through everything I thought was going on in detail with a...
by Frimble
Wed May 01, 2013 8:39 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Help play testing a topology board game
Replies: 3
Views: 2503

Re: Help play testing a topology board game

This looks fun to me I'd play it. But I think I can see a flaw. In a torus it is possible to define a path that would pass through every circle. I'm not sure what some of the other topologies are though. Some appear to require geometries in addition to topologies. By the way you may be interested in...
by Frimble
Wed May 01, 2013 1:40 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Worst/Overrated books.
Replies: 753
Views: 282189

Re: Worst/Overrated books.

I gave up near the begining of the first "Song of fire and ice" book. I reached the line "I'm off to break my fast." and couldn't take it seriously any more. As a friend of mine rightly said: "he might as well have had a character say 'prithee let us hang out'."
by Frimble
Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Worst Superpower
Replies: 142
Views: 33447

Re: The Worst Superpower

ShortChelsea wrote:Aside from all of the various torturous ones, I think that being able to sense spiders would be a dumb superpower. I can't see that being strongly useful. It's a "meh" superpower.

How about the ability to sense something big or very rare? Like pink elephants?

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