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by Earthling on Mars
Sun Jun 26, 2016 12:41 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 22238
Views: 560956

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by Tillian
Sat Jun 25, 2016 10:50 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Bump 2: The Return of the Bump
Replies: 1362
Views: 6353

Re: Bump 2: The Return of the Bump

The only bread I know of that causes pain is this, and only when your mouth is sore: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crisp_bread
by patzer
Sat Jun 25, 2016 10:44 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 40400
Views: 1022916

Re: Double Post

flicky1991 wrote:And there was that time Wales was "a village in England". (Think it was some bad translation of a manga?)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wales,_South_Yorkshire
by flicky1991
Sat Jun 25, 2016 10:09 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 40400
Views: 1022916

Re: Double Post

by Earthling on Mars
Fri Jun 24, 2016 9:12 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 22238
Views: 560956

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by adnapemit
Fri Jun 24, 2016 12:25 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)
Replies: 25284
Views: 544135

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

http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/addamsfamily/images/e/e3/Thingaddams6.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20141224220120 https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a3/Thing_v2_1_coverart.jpg http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/seuss/images/8/82/Character_1and2.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20130822190447
by BattleMoose
Fri Jun 24, 2016 10:56 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, Cameron to resign by October]
Replies: 530
Views: 17427

Re: British EU referendum in June

... not a rational fear.) Net immigration to the UK has sky-rocketed over the past 15 years. Well, from about 25 000 to 225 000. Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modern_immigration_to_the_United_Kingdom
by sardia
Thu Jun 23, 2016 5:47 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, Cameron to resign by October]
Replies: 530
Views: 17427

Re: British EU referendum in June

... sputters. This is one of the few times that morons intentionally went there. Did you forget about the debt ceiling chicken games of 2010? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Financial_contagion
by adnapemit
Wed Jun 22, 2016 11:28 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 40400
Views: 1022916

Re: Double Post

Imagesoooo cute!
by addams
Wed Jun 22, 2016 5:13 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 40400
Views: 1022916

Re: Double Post

... thing as Earthquake Weather." ...well, ... There IS Earthquake Weather! The weather can have an effect on 'upthrust mountains . https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orogeny Dry weather will shrink clay deposits the way wood drys and shrinks. Then, if there is sufficient pressure, there will ...
by sardia
Wed Jun 22, 2016 3:01 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Van Allen Belt Propulsion
Replies: 7
Views: 325

Re: Van Allen Belt Propulsion

What you're probably looking for is station keeping systems that use the earth's magnetic fields.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electrodynamic_tether
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnetic_sail
by jacques01
Wed Jun 22, 2016 1:54 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Good books for learning to create proxy servers?
Replies: 18
Views: 997

Re: Good books for learning to create proxy servers?

However, you cannot just run a piece of software on your computer and it'll suddenly appear as if you were in wyoming. You actually need to own a computer in wyoming and route all your data through it. Why is this the case? From a theoretical standpoint, all you need is a unique address in order to...
by addams
Mon Jun 20, 2016 4:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 99952
Views: 19287484

Re: 1190: "Time"

... talented human being. I wonder, ... How much Time did the person in the clip spend studying that one, kind'a clunky, original painting? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paper_marbling Gingercat asks "I'd much rather have a caravan in the hills / Than a mansion in the slums". What are ...
by Earthling on Mars
Sun Jun 19, 2016 12:37 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 22238
Views: 560956

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by thunk
Sat Jun 18, 2016 11:28 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can You Count?
Replies: 1941
Views: 127148

Re: Can You Count?

PsiCubed wrote:Unless "The next stop will be Prospekt Mira" is somehow equal to five, then Thunk is the one who broke the streak.


It is. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koltsevaya_Line

Now calling at 161st Street-Yankee Stadium.
by Earthling on Mars
Fri Jun 17, 2016 9:22 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 22238
Views: 560956

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by SDK
Fri Jun 17, 2016 3:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 50 Dead, 53 Injured in Orlando Gay Club Shooting
Replies: 488
Views: 11044

Re: 50 Dead, 53 Injured in Orlando Gay Club Shooting

Furthermore, that leaves 2/3 of Muslim-majority countries were same sex intercourse is criminal. Do you appreciate what a huge anomaly that is?! An anomaly to those in the West, perhaps. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d1/World_laws_pertaining_to_homosexual_relationships_and_...
by pscottdv
Fri Jun 17, 2016 8:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1693: "Oxidation"
Replies: 46
Views: 2090

Re: 1693: "Oxidation"

vodka.cobra wrote:If you heat iron, does it rust faster?


It depends on how you heat it https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxidizing_and_reducing_flames
by KnightExemplar
Thu Jun 16, 2016 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 50 Dead, 53 Injured in Orlando Gay Club Shooting
Replies: 488
Views: 11044

Re: 50 Dead, 53 Injured in Orlando Gay Club Shooting

Two minutes on Wikipedia would show that the CDC covers all kinds of preventable conditions, workplace safety, etc., and that they've been doing this for decades. That is, if you want to understand what their mission is by looking at their actual mission statement and activities, rather than readin...
by Earthling on Mars
Thu Jun 16, 2016 12:37 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 22238
Views: 560956

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by Tillian
Wed Jun 15, 2016 2:36 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 40400
Views: 1022916

Re: Double Post

Me neither. That was literally all I had.

Speaking of disgusting egg meals, apparently this is a thing: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snail_caviar
by slinches
Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:44 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 40400
Views: 1022916

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by Earthling on Mars
Tue Jun 14, 2016 12:35 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 22238
Views: 560956

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by Lucrece
Mon Jun 13, 2016 6:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 50 Dead, 53 Injured in Orlando Gay Club Shooting
Replies: 488
Views: 11044

Re: Terror attack on Orlando gay club

He's claiming he's part of an Islamist terror group, and they're claiming him. The purpose for which he is killing is consistent with the ideology they preach. The homophobic hatred seems equally obvious. The connections seem pretty indisputable, can you help me out with what bit you're having prob...
by Meteoric
Mon Jun 13, 2016 12:50 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Completions, Cauchy sequences, and countability
Replies: 7
Views: 564

Re: Completions, Cauchy sequences, and countability

... this, and diagonalization in general, is growing on me. @OP: are you familiar with the first proof of uncountability that cantor wrote? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georg_Cantor%27s_first_set_theory_article#Second_theorem It does produce two Cauchy sequences, and I think its very nearly what ...
by jestingrabbit
Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:36 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Completions, Cauchy sequences, and countability
Replies: 7
Views: 564

Re: Completions, Cauchy sequences, and countability

@OP: are you familiar with the first proof of uncountability that cantor wrote?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georg_Can ... nd_theorem

It does produce two Cauchy sequences, and I think its very nearly what you want.
by Eebster the Great
Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1693: "Oxidation"
Replies: 46
Views: 2090

Re: 1693: "Oxidation"

... . . . I hope not. I know lots of arthropods are human ectoparasites, but most people don't have any, do they? You really don't know? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demodex Hmm . . . "research is ongoing," with figures varying by a ton. Seems like "most' might be accurate in ...
by cellocgw
Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1693: "Oxidation"
Replies: 46
Views: 2090

Re: 1693: "Oxidation"

Eebster the Great wrote:
there were lots of arthropods living on your skin already.

. . . I hope not. I know lots of arthropods are human ectoparasites, but most people don't have any, do they?


You really don't know? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demodex
by cellocgw
Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1692: "Man Page"
Replies: 51
Views: 3321

Re: 1692: "Man Page"

Jorpho wrote:So had anyone here actually heard of ANSEL before reading this comic? (I might not even have gotten to the wikipedia page if not for explainxkcd; the search results are swamped by some nvidia widget.)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ANSEL


You mean not this Ansel?
by Jorpho
Sun Jun 12, 2016 5:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1692: "Man Page"
Replies: 51
Views: 3321

Re: 1692: "Man Page"

So had anyone here actually heard of ANSEL before reading this comic? (I might not even have gotten to the wikipedia page if not for explainxkcd; the search results are swamped by some nvidia widget.)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ANSEL
by Earthling on Mars
Sat Jun 11, 2016 12:36 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 22238
Views: 560956

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by ggh
Sat Jun 11, 2016 11:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 99952
Views: 19287484

Re: 1190: "Time" - Too crazy to be mental

Gee, I wanted to finish my protracted ketchup tonight, but I can't. Soon. Edit: Whoa, poped. Decree: Tell us about mustard that you can look back on and laugh about. My engagement. No wait, that doesn't sound right. Here's the story. Aw, I love this story. *feels all warm and fuzzy* Mine comes with ...
by kodiac
Sat Jun 11, 2016 12:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1692: "Man Page"
Replies: 51
Views: 3321

Re: 1692: "Man Page"

... An argument can be just contradiction. In case you weren't aware, I was paraphrasing part of a sketch from Monty Python's Flying Circus . https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argument_Clinic And I was paraphrasing the response. And I was too dumb (or my memory of the sketch is too poor) to have realised. ...
by ThemePark
Fri Jun 10, 2016 2:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1692: "Man Page"
Replies: 51
Views: 3321

Re: 1692: "Man Page"

... An argument can be just contradiction. In case you weren't aware, I was paraphrasing part of a sketch from Monty Python's Flying Circus . https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argument_Clinic And I was paraphrasing the response. *DING* I'm sorry, your five minutes are up.
by rmsgrey
Fri Jun 10, 2016 2:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1692: "Man Page"
Replies: 51
Views: 3321

Re: 1692: "Man Page"

... An argument can be just contradiction. In case you weren't aware, I was paraphrasing part of a sketch from Monty Python's Flying Circus . https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argument_Clinic And I was paraphrasing the response.
by kodiac
Fri Jun 10, 2016 2:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1692: "Man Page"
Replies: 51
Views: 3321

Re: 1692: "Man Page"

rmsgrey wrote:
kodiac wrote:
ThemePark wrote:-A Starts an argument between the arguments.

That's not an argument! They're just contradicting each other. :P

An argument can be just contradiction.

In case you weren't aware, I was paraphrasing part of a sketch from Monty Python's Flying Circus.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argument_Clinic
by flicky1991
Thu Jun 09, 2016 7:26 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)
Replies: 25284
Views: 544135

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

Tillian wrote:Finland. Here you go: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rovaniemi
Hmm, looks like there is at least a tourist spot there for it. But the idea wasn't just invented for tourism, was it? I was always told he lived in Lapland growing up.

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