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by SBN
Sat Dec 10, 2016 11:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 101439
Views: 21819346

Re: 1190: "The real Third Commandment"

The Mongols , clearly. Almost done. Almost unchirped. One wipend of chirp to push through, then I'm done. Send in the rescue ships to the past. http://www.igorstshirts.com/blog/conceptships/2013/vitaly_bulgarov/vitaly_b.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5f/Strange_Creatures_of_th...
by addams
Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 101439
Views: 21819346

Re: x2 combo

... Soo glad you are safe and sound. Many of Jack London's fictional characters do not survive their confrontations with nature's winter face. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/To_Build_a_Fire In my imagination, you are safe and warm at home. The smell of delicious, familiar foods fills the air. I can ...
by Earthling on Mars
Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:17 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 25786
Views: 675264

Re: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition

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by SDK
Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8170
Views: 370542

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

... I'd forgotten one that got quite a bit of press, the Stern Review -- estimates 5%-20% GDP loss due to effects of climate change. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stern_Review http://www.wwf.se/source.php/1169158/Stern%20Summary_of_Conclusions.pdf IPCC Report -- estimates "several percentage ...
by Sableagle
Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8170
Views: 370542

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

We're going to have to pay that transition cost eventually. Better to do it now rather than pay for additional natural disaster relief for the next few centuries. Why? Postponing costs a few centuries, even if the costs still exist, is a huge savings. Totally worth paying some upkeep for. It's litt...
by Thesh
Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:12 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding a Simple Data Entry App?
Replies: 11
Views: 559

Re: Coding a Simple Data Entry App?

TvT Rivals wrote:If you needed the numbers only, a nice big virtual touchpad with the ten digits and the floating point would suffice, but since you want to enter comments too...


That's a problem solved long before touchpads:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wordlock

But basically, scrollable keyboard.
by addams
Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1769: "Never seen Star Wars"
Replies: 85
Views: 2582

Re: 1769: "Never seen Star Wars"

... as we are chatting about the Star Wars Movies. Let us do it as adults. What do you think? Shall we start by discussing Joseph Campbell https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hero_with_a_Thousand_Faces Since publication of The Hero with a Thousand Faces, Campbell's theory has been consciously applied ...
by Earthling on Mars
Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:14 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 25786
Views: 675264

Re: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition

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by thunk
Wed Dec 07, 2016 6:24 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 58175
Views: 1346562

Re: Double Post

... express a sound with no equivalent in the Latin alphabet. IIRC, 3 kind of resembles the Arabic letter. I don't see anything about that on https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arabic_alphabet. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arabic_chat_alphabet My classmates used to say those 3s and 7s were very useful ...
by addams
Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:37 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 58175
Views: 1346562

Re: Double Post

... B says, we've proven that statement B is true. Therefore statement A is true: Santa Claus exists. Wait! Wait! That's almost a Truth Table. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truth_table I hate those things! I passed the test; Bitching and complaining all the way. Fucking Truth Tables Lie! Because; The ...
by flicky1991
Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:53 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Bump 2: The Return of the Bump
Replies: 5414
Views: 42781

Re: Bump 2: The Return of the Bump

There you go.

Ah, English name: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Showbread
by flicky1991
Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:21 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 58175
Views: 1346562

Re: Double Post

Tillian wrote:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arabic_chat_alphabet
Aha...

Google Translate transliterates that "ma3gool" as "maequl", for the record.
by Tillian
Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:20 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 58175
Views: 1346562

Re: Double Post

... express a sound with no equivalent in the Latin alphabet. IIRC, 3 kind of resembles the Arabic letter. I don't see anything about that on https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arabic_alphabet. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arabic_chat_alphabet
by flicky1991
Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:19 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 58175
Views: 1346562

Re: Double Post

Tillian wrote:
slinches wrote:Just use 3s instead?
I think romanicized Arabic uses 3 as a letter to express a sound with no equivalent in the Latin alphabet. IIRC, 3 kind of resembles the Arabic letter.
I don't see anything about that on https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arabic_alphabet.
by Earthling on Mars
Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:46 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 25786
Views: 675264

Re: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition

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by cyanyoshi
Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:43 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 68048
Views: 2904793

Re: Count to a Million

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by flicky1991
Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:08 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 58175
Views: 1346562

Re: Double Post

Not a big lover of big cities here. Opinions below will be biased towards areas of lower population density. Personal experience of Deutsche Bahn is that they're excellent. I went from Schiphol (Amsterdam, Nederlands) to Lindau am Bodensee (Germany, Austrian border, in sight of Swit...
by gmalivuk
Mon Dec 05, 2016 4:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1767: "US State Names"
Replies: 51
Views: 2627

Re: 1767: "US State Names"

It would probably be good to remember that republican states are typically large producers, whereas democratic cities are huge consumers. Really? Wyoming produces more than California? California is the leading producer of all sorts of agricultural products, in addition to entertainment, technology...
by Sableagle
Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:55 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 58175
Views: 1346562

Re: Double Post

Inspiration on offer: Not a big lover of big cities here. Opinions below will be biased towards areas of lower population density. Personal experience of Deutsche Bahn is that they're excellent. I went from Schiphol (Amsterdam, Nederlands) to Lindau am Bodensee (Germany, Austrian bor...
by Earthling on Mars
Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:39 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 25786
Views: 675264

Re: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition

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by Soupspoon
Mon Dec 05, 2016 12:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1767: "US State Names"
Replies: 51
Views: 2627

Re: 1767: "US State Names"

... Texas, Nevada, Delaware ...I don't think I need to explain why/how. I think you do, because they make no sense to me. t(exa)s = https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orders_of_magnitude_(numbers)#1018 within https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teaspoon#Measure_of_volume n(eva)da = ...
by Sableagle
Mon Dec 05, 2016 12:12 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 58175
Views: 1346562

Re: Double Post

Also anyone who uses one of these:

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by flicky1991
Sun Dec 04, 2016 10:12 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Bump 2: The Return of the Bump
Replies: 5414
Views: 42781

Re: Bump 2: The Return of the Bump

ThemePark wrote:I would expect so too, but never the less Wikipedia has an article about the word with our meaning.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gymnasium_%28school%29
This use of "gymnasium" is totally unfamiliar to me, but look at that list of countries...
by Earthling on Mars
Sun Dec 04, 2016 10:04 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 58175
Views: 1346562

Re: Double Post

This is a cardinal.

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by ThemePark
Sun Dec 04, 2016 9:46 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Bump 2: The Return of the Bump
Replies: 5414
Views: 42781

Re: Bump 2: The Return of the Bump

I would expect so too, but never the less Wikipedia has an article about the word with our meaning.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gymnasium_%28school%29

And funnily enough, I also found this :D
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gymnasium_%28Denmark%29
by Flumble
Sun Dec 04, 2016 9:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1763: "Catcalling"
Replies: 91
Views: 4296

Re: 1763: "Catcalling"

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by mikrit
Sun Dec 04, 2016 7:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 101439
Views: 21819346

Re: 1190: "Time"

... in common. (By the way, we have only two children, but Medium-Sized Daughter never liked being called "small".) References: 1) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GGH_encryption_scheme 2) http://www.genecards.org/cgi-bin/carddisp.pl?gene=GGH
by Earthling on Mars
Sat Dec 03, 2016 1:35 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 25786
Views: 675264

Re: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition

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by Nicias
Sat Dec 03, 2016 12:44 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Patient Probability Problem
Replies: 7
Views: 243

Re: Patient Probability Problem

What you are describing is a Markov Chain.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Markov_chain
by commodorejohn
Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1766: "Apple Spectrum"
Replies: 92
Views: 3290

Re: 1766: "Apple Spectrum"

freezeblade wrote:
Sableagle wrote:Pink Pearl. I shall find it, and I shall eat it! :roll:

You're welcome to. It's an awesome apple. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pink_Pearl_(apple)

Lord, even the photo is hilarious in this context.
by PeteP
Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:53 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Patient Probability Problem
Replies: 7
Views: 243

Re: Patient Probability Problem

... I am just wondering whether the though itself makes some sense.) Anyway this is tricky without the no change option it would basically be https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martingale_(betting_system) with stabilizing= winning and doubling until you run out of money = too many deterioration. But with ...
by freezeblade
Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1766: "Apple Spectrum"
Replies: 92
Views: 3290

Re: 1766: "Apple Spectrum"

Sableagle wrote:Pink Pearl. I shall find it, and I shall eat it! :roll:

You're welcome to. It's an awesome apple. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pink_Pearl_(apple)
by Justin Lardinois
Fri Dec 02, 2016 5:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1767: "US State Names"
Replies: 51
Views: 2627

Re: 1767: "US State Names"

... DC is about a twentieth the size of Rhode Island, the smallest state, and smaller than most of the US' non-state territories. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_and_territories_by_area
by KnightExemplar
Fri Dec 02, 2016 1:14 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8170
Views: 370542

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow_journalism Frank Luther Mott defines yellow journalism in terms of five characteristics:[4] 1.scare headlines in huge print, often of minor news 2.lavish use of pictures, or imaginary drawings ...
by Tillian
Thu Dec 01, 2016 10:43 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Bump 2: The Return of the Bump
Replies: 5414
Views: 42781

Re: Bump 2: The Return of the Bump

Holy shit. I just found the best Wikipedia pun title I've ever seen: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astrid_Li ... d_Lindgren
by ThemePark
Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:49 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Bump 2: The Return of the Bump
Replies: 5414
Views: 42781

Re: Bump 2: The Return of the Bump

Tillian wrote:Why are they red? Why do they taste different? Why pølse when they don't contain pölsa?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P%C3%B6lsa

Pölsa is simply a traditional variety of sausage filling without any casing.


You Swedes are weird.
by flicky1991
Thu Dec 01, 2016 7:20 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Bump 2: The Return of the Bump
Replies: 5414
Views: 42781

Re: Bump 2: The Return of the Bump

Have some pieces:

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Chocolate fudge cake is the best.
by Earthling on Mars
Thu Dec 01, 2016 1:33 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 25786
Views: 675264

Re: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition

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by addams
Thu Dec 01, 2016 5:51 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2055
Views: 214710

Re: The Darker Side of the News

... meanders/oxbows "It's all the same to the clam." by Shel Silverstein. Oxbows do Not mix well with rigid man made structures. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meander The result is a snaking pattern as the stream meanders back and forth across its down-valley axis. When a meander gets ...

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