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by Beacons!
Sat Feb 13, 2010 4:53 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Transforming energy to rest frame of a particle
Replies: 1
Views: 769

Re: Transforming energy to rest frame of a particle

Consider that m² is constant in all frames.
by Beacons!
Sat Feb 06, 2010 4:59 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Has anything paranormal ever happened to you?
Replies: 67
Views: 10127

Re: Has anything paranormal ever happened to you?

A sort of dream-reality crossover deja-vu where my brain insists that it's dreamt of being in a certain place before. Yeah, that one usually freaks me out for a few minutes. Oh also I've 'felt' a hand touch me on the shoulder when I was sitting on my desk once. I'm happy thinking there's a scientifi...
by Beacons!
Fri Jan 01, 2010 4:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Best Duos
Replies: 24
Views: 2547

Re: The Best Duos

Rik and Eddie
by Beacons!
Mon Dec 28, 2009 5:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0681: "Gravity Wells"
Replies: 205
Views: 56587

Re: "Gravity Wells" Discussion

toomuchtodo wrote:Any chance we could see this in the Store as a poster? I want this framed on my office wall =)


I wouldn't buy a poster with an incorrect quote on it.
by Beacons!
Mon Dec 28, 2009 11:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0681: "Gravity Wells"
Replies: 205
Views: 56587

Re: "Gravity Wells" Discussion

Aww come on, misquoting Sagan? FOR SHAME
by Beacons!
Mon Oct 12, 2009 6:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: You are being shagged by a rare parrot
Replies: 24
Views: 3704

Re: You are being shagged by a rare parrot

Sonic132 wrote:Ah the power of the fora: this video has made the first page on youtube.

I'd say Stephen Fry tweeting it is slightly more important.
by Beacons!
Thu Oct 08, 2009 7:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I have $250, where should I go
Replies: 23
Views: 20310

Re: I have $250, where should I go

Yeah, Ryanair SAY its £15, but they always put on extra charges. Expect to pay about 60.
by Beacons!
Sat Oct 03, 2009 11:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: what would you choose as your super power?
Replies: 636
Views: 73789

Re: Super-ish Powers

Use of hammerspace.
by Beacons!
Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:53 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Co-op Boardgames
Replies: 45
Views: 4772

Re: Co-op Boardgames

Arkham Asylum is reportedly good. Each expansion makes the game harder, and it is apparently very long. Shadows over Camelot wasn't bad (it has a random chance of there being a traitor in your ranks). I second Shadows Over Camelot, though some of the game mechanics need some work. In the end we wer...
by Beacons!
Fri Sep 25, 2009 9:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: One Telescope Per Child, (you can help, you can get one too)
Replies: 13
Views: 1470

Re: One Telescope Per Child, (you can help, you can get one too)

I hereby claim Astronomia Nova as a power metal album name.
by Beacons!
Tue Sep 22, 2009 8:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Teach me English
Replies: 28
Views: 2913

Re: Teach me English

Hmm, don't know english, but I can teach you Galactic Basic maybe?
by Beacons!
Tue Sep 22, 2009 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Bing + Google + Yahoo! + Wolfram Alpha = Fusionsearch
Replies: 62
Views: 6469

Re: Bing + Google + Yahoo! + Wolfram Alpha = Fusionsearch

The kicker for me would be if you included the image search as a custom search bar for firefox as well as the text search (something google has thus far failed to do)
by Beacons!
Tue Sep 15, 2009 2:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Breathtaking art
Replies: 11
Views: 3089

Re: Breathtaking art

The music from the final section is of course a cello version of Nothing Else Matters by Metallica
by Beacons!
Wed Sep 02, 2009 4:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0631: "Anatomy Text"
Replies: 270
Views: 79578

Re: "Anatomy Text" Discussion

All this and I still don't understand the comic. I have never been to T.G.I.s. Plates? Cameras? WHAT IS GOING ON?!
by Beacons!
Wed Aug 12, 2009 12:24 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9561
Views: 1180507

Re: What are you listening to?

Godsent by Fairyland
by Beacons!
Wed Aug 12, 2009 12:19 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What makes wet tshirts see-through?
Replies: 29
Views: 5531

Re: What makes wet tshirts see-through?

[quote="nbonaparte1]The most readily available source of wet cloth stretched on a surface happens to be nipples. Deal with it.[/quote]

I make making a joke based on the fact no-one had explicitly mentioned nipples up until that point -.-
by Beacons!
Tue Aug 11, 2009 5:29 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What makes wet tshirts see-through?
Replies: 29
Views: 5531

Re: What makes wet tshirts see-through?

Part of the effect is that since wet cloth is clingy That's what I thought at first. However, I don't think that can be the full answer. Clingy-ness would explain the shape, but a quick Google Image search will show that you can see colour too (difference between nipple and skin). Hey hey hey, who ...
by Beacons!
Tue Aug 11, 2009 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Stopping an interstellar spacecraft
Replies: 45
Views: 4145

Re: Stopping an interstellar spacecraft

Reversable engines. Force is force, dawg.
by Beacons!
Mon Aug 03, 2009 4:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Naming Your Possessions
Replies: 85
Views: 7821

Re: Naming Your Possessions

I claim my iPod is called Mypod, just to save time when saying "Where's Mypod?"
by Beacons!
Mon Aug 03, 2009 4:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: need a business name.
Replies: 20
Views: 2340

Re: need a business name.

Apocalypse Storm
by Beacons!
Wed Jul 22, 2009 1:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0613: "Threesome"
Replies: 87
Views: 32253

Re: "Threesome" Discussion

The last line of dialogue in the last panel is totally unnecessary. Good pun though.
by Beacons!
Mon Jul 20, 2009 9:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0612: "Estimation"
Replies: 109
Views: 27343

Re: "Estimation" Discussion

Genuine wit instead of bland pop culture references. I LIKE IT.
by Beacons!
Sat Jul 18, 2009 7:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Halloween (and Othertime) Costume Ideas
Replies: 262
Views: 48115

Re: Doctor Zoidberg costume

Most Zoidberg costumes look hideously scary. This doesn't. I congratulate you.
by Beacons!
Fri Jul 17, 2009 1:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Somebody is BORED on the INTERNET!
Replies: 42
Views: 4862

Re: Somebody is BORED on the INTERNET!

Thank god Tvtropes is down for me, I nearly lost a few days.
by Beacons!
Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:16 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Your last and next concert?
Replies: 438
Views: 205292

Re: Your last and next concert?

Last: Kamelot
Next: Bloodstock Festival! RAAWWWRRR
by Beacons!
Thu Jul 16, 2009 3:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Metal Album Artwork (Need Art-y Folk!) ((And Photoshoppers))
Replies: 8
Views: 1060

Re: Metal Album Artwork (Need Art-y Folk!) ((And Photoshoppers))

You're friends with Wizard Oz? I had/have a Power Metal band that was mixing about in that scene for a while.
by Beacons!
Thu Jul 16, 2009 3:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Wow. Guys, this is why we have spambot protection.
Replies: 17
Views: 30788

Re: Wow. Guys, this is why we have spambot protection.

I swear somebody on these fora used to have a banner that captured spambots and sent them on a loop. More things like that need inventing.
by Beacons!
Thu Jul 16, 2009 12:36 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The xkcd guild (Guild Wars)
Replies: 14
Views: 1556

Re: The xkcd guild (Guild Wars)

Isn't Guild Wars a bit...dead?
by Beacons!
Wed Jul 15, 2009 4:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0610: "Sheeple"
Replies: 511
Views: 97897

Re: "Sheeple" Discussion

What? There are other blond-haired, green-eyed, Surrealist, Trance, Classical and Metal listening people out there with an offer to a top 5 world university? Surely not...
by Beacons!
Wed Jul 15, 2009 11:06 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Anyone remember the Mechwarrior games? Well guess what...
Replies: 42
Views: 6822

Re: Anyone remember the Mechwarrior games? Well guess what...

Mechwarrior 4 seemed to me to consist of putting as many long range missiles on a Vulture as possible and then sitting up on a hill someplace shooting down. Not getting any kills but loving the experience.
by Beacons!
Mon Jul 13, 2009 11:37 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Facebook vs Myspace vs Twitter: Social Network Wars
Replies: 40
Views: 10854

Re: Facebook vs Myspace vs Twitter: Social Network Wars

Somehow, Myspace is still better for music. Facebook really needs to sort that out if it wants to drive the stake through the heart.
by Beacons!
Mon Jul 13, 2009 11:22 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Anyone remember the Mechwarrior games? Well guess what...
Replies: 42
Views: 6822

Re: Anyone remember the Mechwarrior games? Well guess what...

Mechwarrior 4 was one of the games of my childhood. I am unspeakably excited for this! :D :D :D
by Beacons!
Sun Jul 12, 2009 10:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What type of hat does the black hat guy wear?
Replies: 25
Views: 5809

Re: What type of hat does the black hat guy wear?

A black boater.
by Beacons!
Fri Jul 10, 2009 3:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3407
Views: 784495

Re: What were your dreams last night?

Me and my friend were playing Warhammer Online last night. We're Dark Elves and we had snuck into a High Elf area (on the Blighted Isle for those in the know). Anywhom, we ended up ganking the same guy 6 or 7 times, he just kept coming back for more. Trouble is, 2 hours later down the pub we'd compl...
by Beacons!
Fri Jul 10, 2009 8:59 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: My internet ran out of interesting things
Replies: 18
Views: 2068

Re: My internet ran out of interesting things

It's ok guys I just got into Warhammer Online. See you in the spring!
by Beacons!
Wed Jul 08, 2009 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Old techniques--awesome results.
Replies: 16
Views: 1639

Re: Old techniques--awesome results.

BlackSails wrote:
You, sir, name? wrote:Physicists have been doing Calculus in one form or another ever since Newton and Leibniz invented it.


Yeah, but Newton and leibniz didnt have analysis.


Or iPods.
by Beacons!
Wed Jul 08, 2009 6:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: My internet ran out of interesting things
Replies: 18
Views: 2068

Re: My internet ran out of interesting things

I do belive you have managed to tide me over until my audio interface arrives. Huzzahs are in order.
by Beacons!
Wed Jul 08, 2009 3:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: My internet ran out of interesting things
Replies: 18
Views: 2068

My internet ran out of interesting things

Can anyone top it up for me? Even StumbleUpon is failing me now.
by Beacons!
Wed Jul 08, 2009 3:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Fireworks Injuries
Replies: 36
Views: 2535

Re: Fireworks Injuries

We had a fireworks injury prevention advert in the UK a few years back, but the injury was so awesome, it almost made me WANT to play with fireworks. It was a cool-looking white eye.
by Beacons!
Wed Jul 08, 2009 1:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: British heatwave
Replies: 181
Views: 10626

Re: British heatwave

Britain is Shit. I will happily admit that now, on this here internet, public to the world, for all to see. Britain is Shit. We are useless. Well, yeah. Why do you think we left and founded these here colonies? My understanding is we kicked you out because we couldn't stand your puritan ways any mo...

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