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by somitomi
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28552
Views: 3209721

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

I hate when the only way to email a company is through one of those god-awful "contact us" forms. I could live with it if they responded from an address I could reply to and tell them to read my query properly . No such luck, all I got is some useless "help" from a noreply addres...
by somitomi
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:09 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Why, around the whole internet, are moderators such dicks?
Replies: 170
Views: 23825

Re: Why, around the whole internet, are moderators such dick

Yet another forum locks every thread after 300 posts and a sequel is started if necessary, splitting long running threads into numbered chunks (the reason for this is a mystery to me). Referring to 4chan by any chance? Can be annoying to keep up with conversations, but quotes help a little bit. No,...
by somitomi
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Bored and Horny, or: suggestions for a lazy Friday night
Replies: 7
Views: 591

Re: Bored and Horny, or: suggestions for a lazy Friday night

⋅ draw ⋅ play an instrument ⋅ listen to music on a physical format ⋅ record a mixtape ⋅ play Tricky Truck ⋅ run some trains on your model railway layout ⋅ clean and lubricate your model locomotives ⋅ tidy your shelf/cup...
by somitomi
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:04 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Generic Game
Replies: 723
Views: 48842

Re: Generic Game

Post hoping flicky will lose points after this post :twisted:
by somitomi
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Why, around the whole internet, are moderators such dicks?
Replies: 170
Views: 23825

Re: Why, around the whole internet, are moderators such dick

I already posted the only "dick mod" experience I had somewhere in the forum, so you're safe. This is one of the few places around the internet where this is encouraged. Almost everywhere else either gets really really mad when a thread is necroed, or they're automatically locked after a ...
by somitomi
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2097: "Thor Tools"
Replies: 39
Views: 1957

Re: 2097: "Thor Tools"

Even if the axis label was later revealed to be backward, I fail to see how anyone could think a hammer is better than an axe even for a second. An axe can do anything a hammer can, but it also has a blade for crying out loud. When's the last time you cut your finger sharpening your hammer? I would...
by somitomi
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2097: "Thor Tools"
Replies: 39
Views: 1957

Re: 2097: "Thor Tools"

Even if the axis label was later revealed to be backward, I fail to see how anyone could think a hammer is better than an axe even for a second. An axe can do anything a hammer can, but it also has a blade for crying out loud.
by somitomi
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90079
Views: 8307038

Re: Thoughts for ships

A Day in the Life of a Hoarder: Nesting your collection of empty cardboard boxes for efficient storage so you don't have to throw any of them away. I do that too. Does that make me a hoarder? :oops: Empty cardboard boxes* are a great source of storage containers. And there are many things that need...
by somitomi
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90079
Views: 8307038

Re: Thoughts for ships

A Day in the Life of a Hoarder: Nesting your collection of empty cardboard boxes for efficient storage so you don't have to throw any of them away.
by somitomi
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2096: "Mattresses"
Replies: 35
Views: 2264

Re: 2096: "Mattresses"

humbug. Pay per month for 0-1 book and buy for more? What about OVERDRIVE?! Free unlimited audiobooks through your library card. Not every book, and sometime you have to place a hold, but it goes up to 2x speed and Libby (still overdrive but different app) can go faster (but lacks wishlists). Hated...
by somitomi
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2096: "Mattresses"
Replies: 35
Views: 2264

Re: 2096: "Mattresses"

I guess it must really depend on what kind of podcasts you listen too. I think I have heard only one podcast with mattress advertisements. No underwear ads, no post office ads (unless mail chimp counts). Yea, and there is something wrong with the original drawing, but it has been fixed since I star...
by somitomi
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:51 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32342
Views: 2281048

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Secret Santa
Spoiler:
We're halfway into the game and out of the blue I get an idea for an amusing role. I should probably PM myself, otherwise I'll forget it by the time I could use it.
by somitomi
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2095: "Marsiforming"
Replies: 31
Views: 1611

Re: 2095: "Marsiforming"

I vote for making Pluto a better planet. You mean making Pluto a better dwarf planet. No, it's Ok as a dwarf planet, so far as I'm currently aware. I'd like to make it a better planet. I see. Have you called Elon Musk about this? First, let's sweep its orbit clear We can probably even use Neptune f...
by somitomi
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2095: "Marsiforming"
Replies: 31
Views: 1611

Re: 2095: "Marsiforming"

Areforming. At least that would be my choice. The etymology doesn't quite line up, but Terra forming is making it Earth like, so Ares forming would be making it Mars like. As noted, the etymology isn't right. Terra is Latin, Ares is Greek (and mixing Latin and Greek is always a bad idea, qv 'televi...
by somitomi
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:13 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Resetting count: competitive edition
Replies: 81
Views: 5072

Re: Resetting count: competitive edition

Bump
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by somitomi
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:09 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Thread Necromancy: Longest Time Edition
Replies: 37
Views: 9829

Re: Thread Necromancy: Longest Time Edition

emlightened wrote:Hey somi.

Sup, em?
by somitomi
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:07 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Thread Necromancy: Mexican Standoff Edition!
Replies: 89
Views: 21337

Re: Thread Necromancy: Mexican Standoff Edition!

Less points
by somitomi
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:04 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Each Post Doubles the Number
Replies: 48
Views: 6078

Re: Each Post Doubles the Number

Oh, hello!
17 592 186 044 416
by somitomi
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2094: "Short Selling"
Replies: 44
Views: 2328

Re: 2094: "Short Selling"

Quizatzhaderac wrote:Absolutely, four magic beans are useful, the fifth just leaves you in a sate of "has bean".
Old saying wrote:Four magic beans in a row:

One for the roc,
one for the anti-crow,
one to wither,
one to super-grow.

...and one for the road
by somitomi
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90079
Views: 8307038

Re: Thoughts for ships

Sableagle wrote:Midwinter sunset makes for a rather good double desktop.

Himawari sunset.png

Thanks, Japan!

Cool. Who made this photograph if I may ask?
by somitomi
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:59 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Guess The Next Poster
Replies: 23523
Views: 1652540

Re: Guess The Next Poster

You've reached marionic's house. Unfortunately, he is not in right now, please leave a message after the tone
*beeeop*

flick?
by somitomi
Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:09 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Guess The Next Poster
Replies: 23523
Views: 1652540

Re: Guess The Next Poster

Maybe, who's asking?

chridd?
by somitomi
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:13 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: 1060 nm
Replies: 10
Views: 10915

Re: 1060 nm

I'm sad to see the site has disappeared :cry:
It's cold comfort, but Wayback Machine archived all of it in 2017
by somitomi
Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90079
Views: 8307038

Re: Thoughts for ships

I found out about a nifty kind of sundial called a bifilar sundial. I was able to put a small one together in maybe a half hour with only a ruler, compass (drawing kind), and scissors for tools. It works quite well! It’s accurate to better than 30 minutes* even with only a rough-ish guess as to whe...
by somitomi
Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2092: "Consensus New Year"
Replies: 28
Views: 1636

Re: 2092: "Consensus New Year"

Showing timezones in a graph and not labeling the time axis in UTC? That's a paddlin' Randall chose the time zone he himself lives in. As someone who lives in that time zone as well, I feel that this is an entirely reasonable choice. :D Well I could say "UTC is a reasonable choice because it's...
by somitomi
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2091: "Million, Billion, Trillion"
Replies: 31
Views: 2117

Re: 2091: "Million, Billion, Trillion"

But if metric units are involved, you can just use prefixes properly and say "the Earth is 150 gigameters from the Sun" instead of nonsense like "million kilometers" How would you express the volume of the observable universe in metric units using prefixes properly? I'd say &quo...
by somitomi
Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:58 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Guess The Next Poster
Replies: 23523
Views: 1652540

Re: Guess The Next Poster

Image

The Ever Glorious Flower?
by somitomi
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2091: "Million, Billion, Trillion"
Replies: 31
Views: 2117

Re: 2091: "Million, Billion, Trillion"

Anyhow, I hope this "First Post" was done correctly. (Looks good to me!) I'm also a long-scale person, myself, by instinct. Although I'm convinced that as Thousand*Thousand is Million and Million*Million is (Long) Billion that it should continue to Billion*Billion being a Trillion, Trilli...
by somitomi
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2092: "Consensus New Year"
Replies: 28
Views: 1636

Re: 2092: "Consensus New Year"

Showing timezones in a graph and not labeling the time axis in UTC? That's a paddlin' "Consensus" means all, or nearly all. It means that everyone "consents," even if they have minor quibbles. So a "Consensus New Year" would happen as soon as the last time zone passes 2...
by somitomi
Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:01 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Steven Universe
Replies: 218
Views: 51669

Re: Steven Universe

A while back season one showed up on Netflix, so I rewatched it over the past month. I might mention spoilerish things from subsequent seasons. Mostly it's just random thought though.. Cat Fingers : funny how some things in early episodes don't stick. The Gem Sloop makes one appearance here and ...
by somitomi
Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:24 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: xkcd Skyscraper
Replies: 1266
Views: 89920

Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Um.. I saw floor 1258 here sometime this week, where did it go? Alan, did you put floor 1258 away again? No, I'm not pushing the blame on you, we're trying to take inventory here. Well, then go ask "Linda from accounting" if she knows where it is. I'm gonna go down to the warehouse to see ...
by somitomi
Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:43 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Vending machine!
Replies: 11108
Views: 908821

Re: Vending machine!

You get a quadrilateral circle

I insert the Red Rover
by somitomi
Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:38 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: xkcd Skyscraper
Replies: 1266
Views: 89920

Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Floor 1256 consists of a single room, in which all objects are visible only in the form of Monge projections on the South-North and East-West walls respectively. Some have tried to use the room to teach descriptive geometry, but such attempts are usually disrupted by games of dodgeball, which appare...
by somitomi
Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:20 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32342
Views: 2281048

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Secret Santa So I think Mark may actually be scum. Will be interesting to see. Not sure if anyone will agree with my point though. Also just had a thought, odds of a cult.... ...are zero. See the rules about alignment changing roles. Sabrar has submitted his first draft version of his item - a Neigh...
by somitomi
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:47 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Rate the signature above you
Replies: 913
Views: 117353

Re: Rate the signature above you

The link works and it's also an image preview of what it leads to

yay/whooo
by somitomi
Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:21 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32342
Views: 2281048

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Secret Santa Random voting sounds like a great shield to hide behind if you're scum. Blame the dice; odds are it will be a vote for town! But it also needs to be prepared as an excuse to use by being random in previous games. So if you want to use the gambit, you need to use it while you're ...
by somitomi
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:37 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: The "Awesome Things You Have Made" Thread! NSF 56k
Replies: 57
Views: 62447

Re: The "Awesome Things You Have Made" Thread! NSF 56k

That looks very nice! I'm impressed. It looks sturdier than the plastic ones I have. Thanks. I do hope it's sturdy, sides are 9 mm slats and the backplate is 3 mm plywood. I now realised I don't really have a use for it, but it was a fun project EDIT: A little update on the thing: I realised sticki...
by somitomi
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:34 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Poetry Slam Mafia: Game over - Slammed in the Slamer
Replies: 135
Views: 4679

Re: Poetry Slam Mafia: D2 - Igonorance is diss

t's impossible to accommodate the low volume people without frustrating the high volume people Good, damn the high volume people :twisted: Maybe have a limit on posts but not on how long those posts should be? I think that would slow down the game even more. If there's no upper limit to post length...
by somitomi
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:16 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Music Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 17
Views: 12862

Re: Music Fleeting Thoughts

The new Mumford and Sons album came out a while ago and I can't help thinking it sounds like Coldplay between A Rush of Blood to the Head and X&Y . Maybe it's just me and I have nothing against Colplay (I quite like them), but I feel a little disappointment. Delta doesn't seem to have the same u...
by somitomi
Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Poetry Slam Mafia: Game over - Slammed in the Slamer
Replies: 135
Views: 4679

Re: Poetry Slam Mafia: D2 - Igonorance is diss

Spoilertime Uh, oh... I forgot to put in the roleblocker can't repeatedly target the same person thing... this might get painful. Or not. :lol: On game thoughts, I think having only a hundred and fourty characters is too limiting. It really makes it hard to make a good argument. It also makes it tak...

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