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by Raidri
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Sprechen Sie Deutsch bitte! [German practice]
Replies: 878
Views: 255702

Re: Sprechen Sie Deutsch bitte! [German practice]

(Sorry if this is the wrong place for this, but I don't really know German well enough to converse in it. I took it for three years in high school.) ... Anyway, I remember learning in high school that "comfortable" was "beqwempt" (not sure of spelling), one of only two words in ...
by Raidri
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2126: "Google Trends Maps"
Replies: 18
Views: 4154

Re: 2126: "Google Trends Maps"

Canard wrote:
Raidri wrote:More unsettling is the projection *shivers*

Is this any better?

Not really, my country is blue in that ...
by Raidri
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2126: "Google Trends Maps"
Replies: 18
Views: 4154

Re: 2126: "Google Trends Maps"

More unsettling is the projection *shivers*
by Raidri
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2124: "Space Mission Hearing"
Replies: 22
Views: 4680

Re: 2123: "Space Mission Hearing"

why is this numbered 2123 and also links to that page? Probably someone copy-pasting the previous post? On topic, I'd suggest, rather than spaceship noises, you use a card that plays Thus Spake Zarathustra (runner-up: Blue Danube) Almost, someone copy-pasted the top-most post in the forum and incre...
by Raidri
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2124: "Space Mission Hearing"
Replies: 22
Views: 4680

2124: "Space Mission Hearing"

Image

Title text: Our grant application contains one of those little greeting card speakers that plays spaceship noises when you open it.

Not sure which argument would win me over more, they are both compelling.
by Raidri
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2120: "Brain Hemispheres"
Replies: 16
Views: 4255

Re: 2120: "Brain Hemispheres"

He just can't give up on the Horizontal vs. Vertical thing, can he? He does seem to be having great fun with it, yes. I'm just glad he's not on Rectangular vs. Polar. Or arguably worse, time domain vs. frequency domain. Last time he touched near that can of hornets something weird happened to a cat...
by Raidri
Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:52 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1474
Views: 243711

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

How about this plan. We write off Britain as a lost cause, and then showcase its dying corpse as a warning to anyone else trying to leave? *People are stupid, and it doesn't scare them as much as immigrants? Ok, I'll take my coat and leave... That is what the EU is doing by not giving the UK a bett...
by Raidri
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1663: "Garden"
Replies: 673
Views: 169164

Re: 1663: "Garden"

I get a certificate error for a script used in the comic from a xkcd-subdomain:

Code: Select all

GET https://linden.xkcd.com/linden.js net::ERR_CERT_SYMANTEC_LEGACY
by Raidri
Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:27 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Aquaman
Replies: 22
Views: 3221

Re: Aquaman

So Aquaman has the highest box office for any film based on a DC property, having passed The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises. Not allowing for inflation. I did not predict this. I would think nobody did. The film is okay in comparison to other DCEU films, but pales in comparison to The Dark K...
by Raidri
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2089: "Christmas Eve Eve"
Replies: 37
Views: 7831

Re: 2089: "Christmas Eve Eve"

esbboston wrote:December 23rd is Christmas Adam

Someone already made that joke:
Tormuse wrote:Someone once proposed that December 23rd, the day before Christmas Eve, should be called "Christmas Adam."

Because it comes before Eve and is generally unsatisfying. :P
by Raidri
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:10 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What is my Exact Mailing Address?
Replies: 11
Views: 3398

Re: What is my Exact Mailing Address?

From Wikipedia : The Milky Way has several satellite galaxies and is part of the Local Group of galaxies, which form part of the Virgo Supercluster , which is itself a component of the Laniakea Supercluster . You could also add the Local Interstellar Cloud , the Local Bubble and the Orion Arm betwee...
by Raidri
Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:43 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Average Difference between 2 Dice
Replies: 15
Views: 4657

Re: Average Difference between 2 Dice

Assuming two six-sided dice, rolling two dice and taking the higher result has an average result of 4.47 (161/36) instead of 3.5 (21/6) for one die. So adding 5 to the result from rolling one die is definitly out of line. Adding 1 might be okay if you really want to only roll one die. But it is stil...
by Raidri
Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Let's Talk Money
Replies: 233
Views: 91238

Re: Let's Talk Money

... And while we're on the subject of money, couldn't help but share this study I found yesterday. A musician duo like The Chainsmokers can apparently earn what a software developer makes in his entire year in just one day. Makes me think that I chose the wrong profession! There are also thousands ...
by Raidri
Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2071: "Indirect Detection"
Replies: 29
Views: 8426

Re: 2071: "Indirect Detection"

They should lose their internet privileges! And remove the vowels from their keyboards so we can tell who they are if they sneak back on!! Wht gd wld tht d? Nt mch. 'm mzd b wht psss fr spllng. Kds ths ds. D . knw f th lttr "" nl dspprs whn t s bng sd s . vwl lxclly? 'Cs tht wld b sm prtt...
by Raidri
Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:31 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Thor: Ragnarok
Replies: 35
Views: 10493

Re: Thor: Ragnarok

NO! It's not their fault if someone in real life sounds more like a comic book villain than a comic book villain. The only pop-culture / contemporary reference, outside of the adapted source material obviously, is.. I think Tony's ship calls Thor "Point Break", and that might be a throw-b...
by Raidri
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:49 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books fleeting thoughts
Replies: 45
Views: 18575

Re: Books fleeting thoughts

So for the third or fourth time this year the plot involved a woman who was abducted as a teen, held captive for years and found sort of by accident. During her captivity she had (at least) one child. At the end of the book, the big reveal is that she helped her captor lure in other girls, who were...
by Raidri
Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:16 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 172
Views: 36623

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

I didn't mean to report a broken rule or something, it was just an observation (made more funny for me because Angua started the Luke Cage thread ... but it may have been only me).
by Raidri
Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:11 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 172
Views: 36623

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

Angua wrote:Only 3 episodes into Luke Cage Season 2, and can't shake the feeling that they've slowed down all the Caribbean people talking to make them easier to understand.

Someone created a thread for Luke Cage, why not post there? :mrgreen:
by Raidri
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2009: "Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram"
Replies: 35
Views: 7764

Re: 2009: "Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram"

Soupspoon wrote:
speising wrote:why is a Blue Whale more luminous than an astronomer?
Because blue whales can't turn a light-switch off when it wants to whale, but an astronomer often does when wanting to astron?

A whale has a greater surface area so he emits more radiation.
by Raidri
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1998: "GDPR"
Replies: 61
Views: 13136

Re: 1998: "GDPR"

Whether or not entirely GDPR related, I've just learnt how pervasive Facebook is. Just helped sign up someone of my acquaintance (I'm computer savvy, she isn't, and until now neither of us had wanted a Facebook login but she now 'needs' one, according to people in a society she's a member, to see i...
by Raidri
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2005: "Attention Span"
Replies: 78
Views: 13406

Re: 2005: "Attention Span"

I never encounter that "the reason being is" construction, and I really don't see why anyone would use it when they could just leave the "is" out and have something grammatically correct and shorter. E.g. "Unlike most people around here, Alice goes shopping every single day...
by Raidri
Mon May 28, 2018 2:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1998: "GDPR"
Replies: 61
Views: 13136

Re: 1998: "GDPR"

Eternal Density wrote:Who's Rohan?

Rohan_(Middle-earth) from The Lord of the Rings
by Raidri
Mon May 28, 2018 11:27 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)
Replies: 339
Views: 107477

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

The original prognosis was for 2030, but we are currently below the 50% curve with four living moon men.
by Raidri
Fri May 25, 2018 11:33 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Boba: A Star Wars Story
Replies: 25
Views: 7126

Re: Boba: A Star Wars Story

Given that there is not even a thread for the Solo movie the interest in these Star Wars Stories seems limited.

But James Mangold as writer/director gives me at least some hope for this movie.
by Raidri
Tue May 08, 2018 10:57 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Quick Burning Paper
Replies: 47
Views: 10503

Re: Quick Burning Paper

pogrmman wrote:...

Oh, I do know about that. I just didn’t think about it... That would be pretty funny. Maybe the idea of making C4 sheets and printing on them normally is the better one.

C4 or C-4 ? :D
by Raidri
Fri May 04, 2018 3:19 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avengers: Infinity War
Replies: 144
Views: 25632

Re: Avengers: Infinity War

Seems like Marvel missed a great opportunity by not giving Kevin Bacon a cameo appearance in A:IW, maybe in the next movie :D
by Raidri
Fri May 04, 2018 2:11 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: neutrino question
Replies: 18
Views: 6198

Re: neutrino question

Unfortunately it is more complicated. There are three flavours and three masses for neutrinos with no one-to-one correlation between flavour and mass. Every neutrino is a superposition of all three flavours and all three masses with the mixing given by the PMNS-Matrix . And since the three neutrino ...
by Raidri
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1982: "Evangelism"
Replies: 109
Views: 26020

Re: 1982: "Evangelism"

Imperial measures are generally extremely well designed for day-to-day purposes when measuring the things they are intended to measure. Can you give an example of an everyday situation where using imperial is easier than metric? While baking a cake a cup of sugar is easier to measure than say 200g ...
by Raidri
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1721890

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

Coyne wrote:...

Well, actually, 5,280 is an interesting number; evenly divisible by (at least) 2, 3, 4, 5 ,6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 20, 22, 24, 30, 32, 33, 40, 44, 60, 64, 66, 80, 96, 120, 132, 160... Is that an accident? (No.)

...

fixed

Prime factors are 25 * 3 * 5 * 11.
by Raidri
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1981: Rickrolling Anniversary
Replies: 27
Views: 9472

Re: 1981: Rickrolling Anniversary

stilettoblade wrote:

And that looks like an excellent event, too bad I couldn't be there.

Copyright laws to the rescue (in Germany) ...
The uploader has not made this video available in your country.
by Raidri
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:50 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 852523

Re: Trump presidency

Plus, there's the lucrative wealth during! Look at all these career politicians with wealth far beyond what their position pays! Probably just lucky, right? All of them? To be fair (?) a lot of them were already rich before their political careers. Who better to represent the general public than so...
by Raidri
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:51 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15144
Views: 2631562

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

And the moral of the story is, don't go around kicking mooses (meese?). Also TIL a moose is a kind of cow. Makes sense if you imagine them without the antlers. The plural of moose is also moose. And a female moose is a called a cow while a male moose is called a bull (like in a lot of other ungulat...
by Raidri
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1977: "Paperwork"
Replies: 7
Views: 3607

1977: "Paperwork"

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/paperwork.png Title Text: Plus, the photo was geotagged, my unlocked password manager was visible on the laptop, AND you could see my naked reflection in the dark part of the screen. Lucky me, I had no dark parts on my screen. And don't have geotagging activated. And di...
by Raidri
Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1951: "Super Bowl Watch Party"
Replies: 23
Views: 7573

Re: 1951: "Super Bowl Watch Party"

Kickoff is happening right now: https://yearlongsuperbowl.com/

Let the game begin!
by Raidri
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:02 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Truck: Discovery
Replies: 83
Views: 21683

Re: Star Truck: Discovery

I disagree. I think the Mirror Universe arc is premature - first, because we don't know these characters well enough to understand the differences. Second, because the Prime Discovery crew is already so murky that the mirror universe is no longer a mirror - just a somewhat ridiculous parody of evil...
by Raidri
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:22 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 172
Views: 36623

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

Zohar wrote:Ugh, yet another case of Bury Your Gays in a show I really enjoyed. It's very frustrating. I guess we'll see where it goes from there.

Which show are you talking about?
by Raidri
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1941: "Dying Gift"
Replies: 25
Views: 6681

1941: "Dying Gift"

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/dying_gift.png Title text: "And to you, I leave my life-sized ice sculpture replica of the Pietà which was blessed by the Pope. You must never let it melt! Now, remember, all gifts must be removed from my estate within 24 hours." Friday comic is early ... and ...
by Raidri
Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1932: "The True Meaning of Christmas"
Replies: 12
Views: 4338

1932: "The True Meaning of Christmas"

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/the_true_meaning_of_christmas.png Title text: They all made fun of Autometalogolex, but someday there will be a problem with Christmas that can only be solved if Santa somehow gets a serious headache, and then they'll see. As of now Google doesn't find that word; I am c...
by Raidri
Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1071: "Exoplanets"
Replies: 176
Views: 49910

Re: 1071: "Exoplanets"

We've now actually found a planetary system as populated as ours. Like our system with eight planets but what about Pluto? *grumble grumble* , there's now officially eight planets for Kepler 90's and I'm not holding my breath to detect their Pluto .… Maybe the elusive Kepler-90a is their Pluto?...
by Raidri
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1927: "Tinder"
Replies: 18
Views: 4218

Re: 1927: "Tinder"

Sableagle wrote:Social tip: after someone puts a film on and then you have sex instead of watching it, discussing things you saw in the film when you should have been giving her your undivided attention is considered rude.

Who would have thought ...

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