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by addams
Mon Jul 25, 2016 12:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 100366
Views: 19897164

Re: 1190: "Time"

Out with Life Mustard and On with Time. Please, tell me a Zelda Games story. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Legend_of_Zelda BUB UNG AS... http://xkcd.mscha.org/colored/3041.jpg RUN. (Colorization by ucim.) Replay Time live here ! OTT Time Travel BEANIE 2: ELECTRIC ...
by Earthling on Mars
Sun Jul 24, 2016 9:12 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 22921
Views: 585527

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by pogrmman
Sat Jul 23, 2016 6:24 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: My Chile Domestication Experiment
Replies: 7
Views: 323

Re: My Chile Domestication Experiment

... pressure but under a tight timeline? Sounds like you need some genetic engineering. Use CRISPR and get it done in 1 generation. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CRISPR :P The trouble with that is that it is time consuming, expensive, and the fact that I'd love to see expression of the genes ...
by sardia
Sat Jul 23, 2016 5:07 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: My Chile Domestication Experiment
Replies: 7
Views: 323

Re: My Chile Domestication Experiment

... pressure but under a tight timeline? Sounds like you need some genetic engineering. Use CRISPR and get it done in 1 generation. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CRISPR :P
by Earthling on Mars
Fri Jul 22, 2016 8:32 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 22921
Views: 585527

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by Sableagle
Fri Jul 22, 2016 8:04 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 43402
Views: 1076281

Re: Double Post

Not that ours isn't guaranteed to always be completely unbiased ... Syntax error? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criticism_of_the_BBC Yeah, that happens. I can't remember who it was now, BBC or some paper, but one correspondent said something along the lines of: "You ...
by addams
Fri Jul 22, 2016 4:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 100366
Views: 19897164

Re: 1190: "Time"

... This book comes highly recommended. I have not read it.) https://web.stanford.edu/group/stanfordbirds/text/essays/DDT_and_Birds.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DDT#Effects_on_wildlife_and_eggshell_thinning Effects on wildlife and eggshell thinning[edit] DDT is toxic to a wide range of ...
by addams
Thu Jul 21, 2016 7:47 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 43402
Views: 1076281

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by Earthling on Mars
Thu Jul 21, 2016 12:38 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 22921
Views: 585527

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by Flumble
Wed Jul 20, 2016 6:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1709: "Inflection"
Replies: 32
Views: 1542

Re: 1709: "Inflection"

... be treated as significant, so it's logical that that might carry over into language. Apart from the dual, there are even more grammatical numbers: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grammatical_number#Types_of_number .
by Sableagle
Wed Jul 20, 2016 5:02 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 43402
Views: 1076281

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by Jorpho
Wed Jul 20, 2016 4:56 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0151: "Sun Bug"
Replies: 27
Views: 1023

Re: What-If 0151: "Sun Bug"

I can't seem to find any good linkage about these "headlight bugs", which I guess explains why Randall didn't include any.

EDIT: Ohh, headlight beetle.
https://naturecloseups.com/posts/headlight-beetle
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyrophorus_nyctophanus
by JudeMorrigan
Wed Jul 20, 2016 4:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1709: "Inflection"
Replies: 32
Views: 1542

Re: 1709: "Inflection"

... might carry over into language. I know ancient Greek had three grammatical numbers - singular, plural and dual. Info on the dual number: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dual_(grammatical_number)
by Earthling on Mars
Tue Jul 19, 2016 12:40 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 22921
Views: 585527

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by Thesh
Tue Jul 19, 2016 3:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Random natterings
Replies: 88821
Views: 3874283

Re: Random natterings

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by sardia
Mon Jul 18, 2016 4:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Another French Terror Attack
Replies: 86
Views: 2314

Re: Another French Terror Attack

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sovereign_citizen_movement They're a north American based loosely affiliated group that believes the legitimacy of the US and Canadian governments is wrong. They rank above Islamic terrorists and ...
by thunk
Sun Jul 17, 2016 8:11 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: You must not say duck
Replies: 4311
Views: 304631

Re: You must not say duck

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by Earthling on Mars
Sun Jul 17, 2016 12:40 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 22921
Views: 585527

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by Dean36
Sat Jul 16, 2016 12:54 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Combining Idioms. Portmanteau style
Replies: 19
Views: 3885

Re: Combining Idioms. Portmanteau style

... , who employed them. Such as 'birds of a feather gather no moss'. The seventh Doctor from Doctor Who used them in his earlier stories too. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord_Dundreary
by Earthling on Mars
Fri Jul 15, 2016 9:12 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 22921
Views: 585527

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by flicky1991
Fri Jul 15, 2016 7:34 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)
Replies: 26465
Views: 570113

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

Hmm, yeah. Wikipedia links to the archive.org mirror now. Weird.
by Zohar
Fri Jul 15, 2016 1:00 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: What is this called?
Replies: 1
Views: 213

Re: What is this called?

by patzer
Fri Jul 15, 2016 12:00 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Hurt and Heal
Replies: 1607
Views: 11873

Re: Hurt and Heal

After flicky: 2009 - 7 2010 - 18 2011 - 16 -- 2012 - 18 2013 - 19 ++ 2015 - 4 What happened in 2014 anyway? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014 World events in 2014: Russia takes over Crimea; war in eastern Ukraine. MH370 disappears in the Indian Ocean. 276 schoolgirls are abducted ...
by Earthling on Mars
Wed Jul 13, 2016 9:30 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 22921
Views: 585527

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by slinches
Wed Jul 13, 2016 7:37 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 43402
Views: 1076281

Re: Double Post

by thunk
Tue Jul 12, 2016 10:12 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: You must not say duck
Replies: 4311
Views: 304631

Re: You must not say duck

I prefer flickers myself.

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by thunk
Tue Jul 12, 2016 8:08 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 43402
Views: 1076281

Re: Double Post

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Miles Glacier Bridge in Alaska, prior to more permanent repairs.
by Sableagle
Mon Jul 11, 2016 5:59 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 43402
Views: 1076281

Re: Double Post

Depends heavily on the local fish population. I think land slugs drown and sea slugs are pretty, actually. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d6/Lettuce_Sea_Slug_11-03-2006.jpg http://dl0.creation.com/articles/p008/c00895/Sea-slug.jpg https://i.imgur.com/mNXLCc6.jpg http://simplepimple...
by Wolfkeeper
Mon Jul 11, 2016 12:15 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: How do satellites not crash into each other?
Replies: 64
Views: 3317

Re: How do satellites not crash into each other?

... just... explodes. One deployed protection is the Whipple shield, it's just a thin layer of material in front of a thicker layer. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whipple_shield However, being hit by any large fragment is probably not survivable. At GEO altitudes the problem is a bit easier; ...
by Earthling on Mars
Sun Jul 10, 2016 9:15 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 22921
Views: 585527

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by Earthling on Mars
Sat Jul 09, 2016 12:40 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 22921
Views: 585527

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by Earthling on Mars
Wed Jul 06, 2016 12:37 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 22921
Views: 585527

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by sardia
Tue Jul 05, 2016 10:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: First Tesla Autopilot Death
Replies: 196
Views: 5341

Re: First Tesla Autopilot Death

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autonomous_car#Classification FYI Standardized classification systems of autonomous cars, levels 1 to 4. Four is the best for the US. In the United States, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ...
by Earthling on Mars
Tue Jul 05, 2016 9:12 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 22921
Views: 585527

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by BattleMoose
Mon Jul 04, 2016 5:14 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: First Tesla Autopilot Death
Replies: 196
Views: 5341

Re: First Tesla Autopilot Death

... aren't popular, well, it doesn't support that at all. Regardless there are *very many* popular pedestrian street malls in the USA alone. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pedestrian_malls_in_the_United_States https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pearl_Street_Mall I have actually been to the Pearl Street ...
by Eebster the Great
Sun Jul 03, 2016 6:48 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Point inflation
Replies: 16
Views: 832

Re: Point inflation

The other issue I have with this explanation is that it would seem to imply this style would be primarily relegated to arcade games and other pay-per-play games, but there doesn't seem to be any correlation at all. It seems roughly equally popular in all kinds of games featuring prominent scores, e...
by Earthling on Mars
Sun Jul 03, 2016 12:56 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 22921
Views: 585527

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by Earthling on Mars
Sun Jul 03, 2016 12:45 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 22921
Views: 585527

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