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by acb
Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: UK election- GREAT SCOTT, IS THAT AN ELEPHANT?
Replies: 514
Views: 42281

Re: UK election- GREAT SCOTT, IS THAT AN ELEPHANT?

I don't think Brown was happy when Cameron called him Gordon. And now he's just gone with "Nick". Bit too familiar perhaps!

I agree that Brown is doing better than expected so far.
by acb
Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: UK election- GREAT SCOTT, IS THAT AN ELEPHANT?
Replies: 514
Views: 42281

Re: UK election- GREAT SCOTT, IS THAT AN ELEPHANT?

I just wrote a long post about the Green manifesto that was released today and then got logged out and lost it. In short, everything that crowey and cypherspace said upthread is still in there, so if you are planning to vote for them have a look and see what you think (in particular the sections on ...
by acb
Tue Apr 13, 2010 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: UK election- GREAT SCOTT, IS THAT AN ELEPHANT?
Replies: 514
Views: 42281

Re: UK election- GREAT SCOTT, IS THAT AN ELEPHANT?

I can't find any mention of anti-science stuff on the Green Party website, so maybe they have changed it? I will have a proper look later on though because that would definitely change my vote. The voter power website was interesting but I have a sneaking suspicion it is inaccurate. My constituency ...
by acb
Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8248
Views: 1496256

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQ Thread - Queer Support!

Congrats Esperite and Wyvern, glad it all went well! :mrgreen:
by acb
Sat Jan 02, 2010 2:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.
Replies: 4973
Views: 761754

Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

Chfan wrote:There's also, "It's not coffe, it's Starbucks."

More like "It's not coffee, it's really expensive, pretentious coffee."


That reminded me of those brilliant M&S ads - one here if you haven't seen them. Had trouble finding a non-spoof one!
by acb
Sun Dec 27, 2009 8:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8248
Views: 1496256

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQ Thread - Queer Support!

My mum got me a Sarah Waters book for Christmas which I think is her way of saying she knows I'm gay and she is ok with it. So all is good. I love being gay, I feel really comfortable in who I am and in general it is a really great community to be part of. Just though I'd share the joy with you guys...
by acb
Tue Dec 15, 2009 10:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Glass Whiteboards
Replies: 12
Views: 2168

Re: Glass Whiteboards

Oh oh oh that is ridiculously cool - I really want one now!
by acb
Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9376233

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Or rusk.
by acb
Sat Dec 05, 2009 9:40 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Finding a point on an oval
Replies: 14
Views: 3140

Re: Finding a point on an oval

If you were given the angle in radians, use radians. If you were given it in degrees, use degrees , convert to radians and use radians because you are going to have to get used to them sometime if you carry on in maths or science. Fixed that for you, I don't think degrees are attracted to other deg...
by acb
Wed Dec 02, 2009 8:13 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: I need pen recommendations!
Replies: 46
Views: 4890

Re: I need pen recommendations!

I always use these - they took a couple of days of getting used to because they are quite wide where you hold them but they are easy to write with and the lines are nice and smooth.

They are amazing, but quite expensive (about £2 each).
by acb
Sun Nov 29, 2009 12:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3534710

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - #sharkweek on irc.foonetic.net

They are all fantastic, I like the bottom two best though! The shape of the last one looks best on you in my opinion - although the one with the yellow flowers is pretty fab I'm not 100% sure about the sleeves.

Your dress sense is great by the way.
by acb
Thu Nov 26, 2009 8:44 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Either I'm crazy or 1 is infinitely close to 0
Replies: 18
Views: 4446

Re: Either I'm crazy or 1 is infinitely close to 0

I wouldn't think of epsilon as being "the smallest number ever", as that makes no sense. Just take it to be an arbitrary positive number (sometimes you will have a constraint like epsilon <1) - the point of the proofs is no matter what you pick epsilon to be it will still work. So for exam...
by acb
Wed Nov 25, 2009 5:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8248
Views: 1496256

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQ Thread - Queer Support!

That's a good answer. I really should get round to it soon!
by acb
Wed Nov 25, 2009 4:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8248
Views: 1496256

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQ Thread - Queer Support!

I am having trouble with coming out too - I am 23 and have known I was gay since I was 13. I have been in a serious relationship for a couple of years and really wish I'd done it sooner, I know the first thing my parents are going to say is "Why didn't you say anything before?". It's like ...
by acb
Mon Nov 23, 2009 6:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8248
Views: 1496256

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQ Thread - Queer Support!

Yeah it seems like it's a default question on forms even though it isn't really relevant a lot of the time, although if it is relevant I don't mind filling it in. Thats pretty cool about the toilets, I hope it catches on and most places have them soon. If anyone is in the UK this map might be handy,...
by acb
Mon Nov 23, 2009 5:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8248
Views: 1496256

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQ Thread - Queer Support!

I just had to fill in a male/female tickbox on a tax form which annoyed me - why is it even relevant anyway? Surely my national insurance number/address/name/date of birth is enough information to work out who I am! Students associations are probably good people to get the ball rolling on this one, ...
by acb
Sun Nov 22, 2009 10:38 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: 'Tis the Season: Home-made gift ideas requested
Replies: 5
Views: 1567

Re: 'Tis the Season: Home-made gift ideas requested

I am doing jam/other jam-like goodies this year, and am currently collecting jars to put it in. The ketchup sounds great, I might also branch out a bit and do a chutney/pickle. Jam is easy - cut up fruit of your choice into chunks, size depending on what kind of texture you want at the end (experime...
by acb
Wed Nov 11, 2009 10:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9376233

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

I do maths, and will pm you my uni just in case some of my students are on here. You should totally apply though if maths is your thing. I like teaching really, the marking is a pain sometimes though! I was exaggerating a little bit, people do get 90 sometimes in the earlier courses but an average o...
by acb
Wed Nov 11, 2009 10:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9376233

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

That is tempting, but some of them are awful! I'm supposed to give constructive feedback, so "Think about what you just wrote. Does it look true to you? (Hint: it directly contradicts something you wrote 2 lines ago)" is going on most of them! Sigh. Oh, and this is UK university stuff - NO...
by acb
Wed Nov 11, 2009 10:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9376233

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

I do not want to mark homework, but my students are expecting it back tomorrow so I better get on with it. Why did I pick a job where I have to do work at home again?
by acb
Wed Nov 11, 2009 10:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3581058

Re: Rant Thread - The Spates of Wrath

They could just mean that you won't get death stares (or actual death) for booking a double room if you are a gay couple. Which is always handy to know, but I agree that it shouldn't be necessary.
by acb
Wed Nov 11, 2009 8:03 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3581058

Re: Rant Thread - The Spates of Wrath

You aren't missing out.

Edited to add: The google reviews are actually quite good - I just hate the bar, not stayed so perhaps I am too quick to judge.
by acb
Wed Nov 11, 2009 7:34 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Presentation Program
Replies: 7
Views: 1447

Re: Presentation Program

The beamer package for LaTeX works quite nicely for slides but might be a bit of effort to learn, there is loads of info online though. I have used it a couple of times and it worked pretty well, and I suspect with a bit of practice it gives some really nice results.

Edited for awful english skills.
by acb
Tue Nov 10, 2009 8:37 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Recommend me a food
Replies: 53
Views: 8800

Re: Recommend me a food

I tend to use it as a starch with any kind of food, as it is so quick and easy. I especially like it with salmon and green veg or a salad, but most things work.
by acb
Mon Nov 02, 2009 8:50 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: term for 3d 'point of inflection'?
Replies: 5
Views: 1655

Re: term for 3d 'point of inflection'?

Of course, reading fail!
by acb
Sun Nov 01, 2009 7:40 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: term for 3d 'point of inflection'?
Replies: 5
Views: 1655

Re: term for 3d 'point of inflection'?

I think saddle point is the term you are looking for.
by acb
Tue Oct 27, 2009 6:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3534710

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - #sharkweek on irc.foonetic.net

I always carry my phone, keys and wallet, and they fit in my pockets. I like baggy guy-ish trousers so that is all good, and most of the time I don't need anything else. I only take a bag to work as I need pens, paper, folders etc and it is a messenger bag which I wear across my body to try and avoi...
by acb
Mon Oct 26, 2009 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Careers in math?
Replies: 15
Views: 2165

Re: Careers in math?

Any industry where they want to get things from one place to another place quickly and cheaply, while meeting demand, will also be a good thing to look into if that kind of thing seems interesting. Think mail, power/water/electric/oil/gas companies, supermarket chains or airlines for some examples o...
by acb
Sun Oct 25, 2009 4:34 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Winter Local Vegetables
Replies: 6
Views: 1756

Re: Winter Local Vegetables

Purple sprouting broccoli is also in season in the winter, I don't know how easy it will be to get hold of where you are but it should help with the need for green (well, greeny-purple) veg. Normal broccoli and cauliflower and other brassicas should still be available too. Root veg like turnips, swe...
by acb
Sun Oct 25, 2009 4:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3581058

Re: Rant Thread - The Spates of Wrath

Paying me for 1 hour for a task that in fact takes 3 1/2 hours is not on, especially when I have to do it over my weekend. Either reduce the workload or increase the pay, I don't care. *rage at wasted sunday afternoon*
by acb
Thu Oct 22, 2009 4:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I'm doing some research
Replies: 43
Views: 4261

Re: I'm doing some research

* Age: 22. * Do you have trouble waking up in the morning? Sometimes. * Do you find yourself using the snooze button more than once? Usually once, although sometimes more. * Is your alarm clock loud enough? Yep, I'm a light sleeper. * Would you be more interested in a touch screen alarm clock or a m...
by acb
Wed Oct 14, 2009 6:49 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Recommend me a food
Replies: 53
Views: 8800

Re: Recommend me a food

That sounds great, I hope you enjoy(ed) it.
by acb
Wed Oct 14, 2009 3:08 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Recommend me a food
Replies: 53
Views: 8800

Re: Recommend me a food

Some sort of vegetable curry? A lot of Indian food is vegetarian although I am sure you already know this. Something with butternut squash (or any other sort of squash) could be good as it is the time of year for them. Or if you are feeling really adventurous and courgettes/zucchini are available yo...
by acb
Wed Oct 14, 2009 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [Safespace] Learning Difficulties Thread
Replies: 16
Views: 1173

Re: [Safespace] Learning Difficulties Thread

I do not have learning difficulties myself, but my job involves supporting people with learning difficulties in their education. I hope it is ok if I drop by every now and then, as hearing other people's experiences might help me be better at my job.
by acb
Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13424
Views: 1772062

Re: Today I Learned

If you turn the laser pen off just as they jump on it they think they have caught it - my friend Catherine then lifts one paw very slowly and looks under it to see if she's got it this time. Funny. And a bit mean.
by acb
Mon Oct 12, 2009 7:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13424
Views: 1772062

Re: Today I Learned

You better not be doing that for the purpose of exercising your cat... it's patented (amazingly enough).
by acb
Mon Oct 12, 2009 7:49 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1265
Views: 283551

Re: The Liquor Thread

Ahh yes, and it was a pretty genius idea - I first tried it because of the blue bottle so they got me with cunning marketing! But actually turn it blue (limited edition of course) and there we have a whole new market of people who will get it because it is cool. There probably isn't enough money in ...
by acb
Mon Oct 12, 2009 7:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13424
Views: 1772062

Re: Today I Learned

TIL just how amazing MIT opencourseware is. Video lectures on youtube? Yes please!
by acb
Mon Oct 12, 2009 5:54 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: I don't get it. Just some simple stuff.
Replies: 9
Views: 1611

Re: I don't get it. Just some simple stuff.

You know that the point (a,b) is on the curve y=f(x). Now you want to consider y = 3 - f(x-2). There are 3 transformations that have been applied to f(x). The f(x-2) means that you have shifted the whole graph 2 units to the right. Hence (a,b) is now at (a+2, b). The minus sign means you reflect the...
by acb
Mon Oct 12, 2009 3:33 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1265
Views: 283551

Re: The Liquor Thread

Every time I pour some out of the bottle I am reminded of my disappointment when I found out it wasn't really blue!

They should make a blue version. They would make MILLIONS.

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