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by ObsessoMom
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14126
Views: 1974300

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

Spike in ear injuries from yucca plants Or should that be "spike-in-ear injuries"? That’s exactly why you don’t plant yucca (or agaves for that matter) next to pathways. Personally, I think agave stabs are a heck of a lot worse than yucca ones. Also, some kinds of yucca (like Y. rupicola ...
by p1t1o
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:42 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 455
Views: 43608

Re: Science-based what-if questions

So I calculate the kinetic energy of this thing to be about 420 million Joules in the bullet upon firing. With that much energy, how long is it range, supposedly I aim it at sea-level? At sea-level? Surprisingly low. One needs more data in order to take an appropriate guess, but due to the thicknes...
by Earthling on Mars
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:59 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 36770
Views: 1378793

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by Mutex
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1944: "The End of the Rainbow"
Replies: 38
Views: 832

Re: 1944: "The End of the Rainbow"

... 10 21 (1,000 N+1 for N-illion) or 10 36 (1,000,000 N )? Does anyone still use long scale? ... Well, I decided to answer my own question: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_and_short_scales#Long_scale_users Seems French, Spanish, Portuguese and Dutch speaking countries use it, along with most ...
by ObsessoMom
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:12 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 77972
Views: 4899776

Re: Count to a Million

77881 https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a4/Basilica_di_santa_giustina_interno.JPG St. Justina's Basilica in Padua. It's within walking distance of St. Anthony's Basilica (see previous pagetopper). Clearly they used up all the colored fresco plaster on St. Anthony's. Heh. After the sen...
by Earthling on Mars
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 36770
Views: 1378793

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by Stargazer71
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1939: "2016 Election Map"
Replies: 55
Views: 3727

Re: 1939: "2016 Election Map"

... is 10/9. Gee golly gosh, I wonder how such a thing may have happened???? Yes, because such behavior is never engaged in by Democrats ... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Maryland_US_Congressional_District_3_(since_2013).tif https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Maryland_US_Congressional_District_2_(since_2013).tif ...
by ThirdParty
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:43 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Miscellaneous language questions
Replies: 535
Views: 53830

Re: Miscellaneous language questions

I've never heard of the word "Bayer" before They're a corporation. You'd probably recognize the names of some of their products: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/79/BayerHeroin.png But I've always made the same assumption to (Anglicised) pronunciation as you. I'm a big fan...
by Sableagle
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:01 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 85286
Views: 3308436

Re: Double Post

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by jpers36
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1940: "The Food Size Cycle"
Replies: 51
Views: 1947

Re: 1940: "The Food Size Cycle"

... the marginal utility of the established offering offers less actual value than the alternative benefits of the disruptive offering. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Innovator%27s_Dilemma
by idonno
Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3973
Views: 257817

Re: Trump presidency

... his career, yet he can't be kicked out. Forget it Jake, it's Chinatown. I'm pretty sure sardia is talking about a Republican faction. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stop_Trump_movement
by ucim
Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:57 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Where does inflated value go?
Replies: 62
Views: 1476

Re: Where does inflated value go?

Ucim You're smarter than this, maybe you're making a mean joke? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Money_creation#Re-lending The act of obtaining a loan to buy something (which likely is deposited into another bank account ) creates/prints more money. Yes, I know ...
by sardia
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:08 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Where does inflated value go?
Replies: 62
Views: 1476

Re: Where does inflated value go?

... traded away to others (sign the back), nobody's ever the wiser. Jose Ucim You're smarter than this, maybe you're making a mean joke? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Money_creation#Re-lending The act of obtaining a loan to buy something (which likely is deposited into another bank account ) ...
by addams
Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:02 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 85286
Views: 3308436

Re: Double Post

Like this Thing:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cassowary
A Big, Scary, Turkey that is always in a Bad Mood.
by Earthling on Mars
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:11 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 36770
Views: 1378793

Re: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition

3 6 5 2 0 https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/89/Wandeltocht_rond_Lago_di_Pian_Pal%C3%B9_%281800_m%29._in_het_Nationaal_park_Stelvio_%28Itali%C3%AB%29_15.jpg/799px-Wandeltocht_rond_Lago_di_Pian_Pal%C3%B9_%281800_m%29._in_het_Nationaal_park_Stelvio_%28Itali%C3%AB%29_15.jpg
by Earthling on Mars
Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:46 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 36770
Views: 1378793

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by adnapemit
Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:37 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 85286
Views: 3308436

Re: Double Post

I quite liked a few of the newer older ones.
They had one of these there
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I liked it because it looked different.
by p1t1o
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:04 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Why does the skin on my fingers wrinkle when I am in the bath too long? /answered
Replies: 2
Views: 305

Why does the skin on my fingers wrinkle when I am in the bath too long? /answered

... volume? Or does the skin itself expand, but the underlying tissues are unaffected? **edit** Nevermind, should have googled it first: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wrinkle#Water-immersion_wrinkling tl;dr - I was right about the skin, but there is more to it apparently.
by adnapemit
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:20 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 85286
Views: 3308436

Re: Double Post

How lucky!

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by endolith
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Instant Runoff vs. Approval Voting
Replies: 10
Views: 2163

Re: Instant Runoff vs. Approval Voting

... aren't strongly correlated with each other (Nolan chart's "economic freedom" vs "personal freedom", for instance). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Condorcet_paradox How often do Condorcet Cycles occur? says "In computer simulations of random elections, top-cycles happen ...
by flicky1991
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 77972
Views: 4899776

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by Earthling on Mars
Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:44 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 36770
Views: 1378793

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by eran_rathan
Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:00 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)
Replies: 35353
Views: 1589085

Re: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fleuron_(typography)

i got sucked into a half-hour's wiki-trawling of uncommon typography.
by addams
Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:16 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 77972
Views: 4899776

Re: Count to a Million

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It is nice to have you back,
Helping to inch our way toward A Million.

TREE! (not from Mt. Emily.
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by addams
Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:09 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 85286
Views: 3308436

Re: Double Post

Rase a glass to Mt. Emily.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Emily

A little volcano.
She was bombed on both the inside and the outside.
by addams
Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105214
Views: 31630975

Re: 1190: "Time"

... and some new rocks. Mt. Emily's rocks sometimes look like lace, Other times they look like art, or like lichen. Mount Emily - Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Emily Mount Emily (Tolowa: en-may) is a mountain in the Klamath Mountains of southwestern Oregon in the United States. ...
by Earthling on Mars
Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:13 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 36770
Views: 1378793

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by flicky1991
Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:08 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 36770
Views: 1378793

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by flicky1991
Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:44 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 77972
Views: 4899776

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by Earthling on Mars
Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:51 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 36770
Views: 1378793

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by flicky1991
Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:27 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 77972
Views: 4899776

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by Earthling on Mars
Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:11 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 36770
Views: 1378793

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by addams
Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105214
Views: 31630975

Re: 1190: "Time"

... Time Posters. Sticky Beak!? Who knew? You knew! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRcJ554cMY8 Pohutukawas; The New Zealand Christmas Tree... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metrosideros_excelsa Another delightful surprise. Of course, as an Ethnocentric American, I thought those came from California. ...
by Plasma_Wolf
Tue Dec 26, 2017 6:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1119
Views: 117660

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

... which they can reinstate now that they don't have to listen to the EU "passports have to be Burgundy"-law. Oh wait :roll: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croatian_passport , it's not actually a law, just a recommendation On top of that, here is the pass port for refugees in the UK: ...
by flicky1991
Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:51 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 36770
Views: 1378793

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by tomandlu
Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:02 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Quantum Question
Replies: 55
Views: 2492

Re: Quantum Question

... worth reading up on. There's a decent article on this in the 8 April 2017 issue of New Scientist, as well as the wikipedia articles below. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Broglie%E2%80%93Bohm_theory https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pilot_wave
by Earthling on Mars
Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 36770
Views: 1378793

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by flicky1991
Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:47 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 77972
Views: 4899776

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by Earthling on Mars
Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:50 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 36770
Views: 1378793

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