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by knight427
Sun Oct 07, 2007 6:00 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Anywhere, USA
Replies: 86
Views: 7364

Re: Anywhere, USA

Feynman turned around to see the addition to the group. He had a difficult time withholding a smirk as this man sporting a cape, mask and top hat approached. "I am V. I haven't the slightest idea where I am, what I'm doing here, or how to get back to where I was. What exactly do any of you know...
by knight427
Sun Oct 07, 2007 12:36 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Anywhere, USA
Replies: 86
Views: 7364

Re: Anywhere, USA

"I doubt any of you screwheads have anything to do with it. I bet its all related to that old bastard reading from the Necronomicon. I'm Ash, by the way, S-Mart employee, housewares. So that just leaves weird armor boy there and old suited guy over here." "I am Richard Feynman, physi...
by knight427
Fri Oct 05, 2007 7:24 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Anywhere, USA
Replies: 86
Views: 7364

Re: Anywhere, USA

Feynamn began walking down the barren street in hopes of finding someone who could explain where he was and maybe how he got here. The town appeared to be less than dead. Dead would imply that life had once thrived and then drained away. There were no signs that this picture-perfect little town had ...
by knight427
Fri Oct 05, 2007 5:27 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Anywhere, USA
Replies: 86
Views: 7364

Re: Anywhere, USA

Uncertainty was always something Dr. Feynman could handle. As a professor of quantum mechanics, he could calculate uncertainties to a surprising degree of precision. However, the kinds of uncertainties he dealt with in physics were nothing like what he had just experienced. He was investigating what...
by knight427
Fri Oct 05, 2007 2:36 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Custom titles
Replies: 2761
Views: 259333

Re: Custom titles

helen wrote:
Alisto wrote:Hodge:
"Al Borland + Will Riker"

Actually, I can't think of a title cool enough for Hodge. Damn.


I think that works. Maybe not as a title, but it works.



...title me please?


With a little rearranging of your avatar:
poy-jee-biv
by knight427
Fri Oct 05, 2007 1:00 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Directions of my life
Replies: 41
Views: 4300

Re: Directions of my life

Wow, I think you made the front page.
by knight427
Thu Oct 04, 2007 7:02 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Ultimate Showdown
Replies: 243
Views: 22701

Re: Ultimate Showdown

With the current credit crunch bringing mortgage lenders to their knees, Warren Buffet swoops in to buy mortgage-backed securities. As a precondition to purchase, he convinces the lending institutions to demand immediate repayment from Dad and Chainsaw Dad on their mortgages. Lacking the liquid asse...
by knight427
Thu Oct 04, 2007 6:03 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Anywhere, USA
Replies: 86
Views: 7364

Re: Anywhere, USA

I've never tried something like this before, but it sounds like fun. If I totally suck at it, I'll kill my character off so I don't ruin anything for the rest of you. Name : Richard Feynman* Medium : Books Timeline : 1980's, post-Challenger investigation Equipment and skills, if any : Nobel Prize (w...
by knight427
Thu Oct 04, 2007 4:22 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Custom titles
Replies: 2761
Views: 259333

Re: Custom titles

Why doesn't VTHodge have a title? if anyone in this thread deserves one, it's him. Here are a few suggestions just to get the ball rolling.

Explainer of Funny
I'm with bearded
by knight427
Thu Oct 04, 2007 3:18 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Ultimate Showdown
Replies: 243
Views: 22701

Re: Ultimate Showdown

With the clanging of the NYSE bell, Warren Buffet the Oracle of Omaha (100%) enters the battle. Sensing an opportunity in the inflating dairy market, Warren shorts cheese futures. The market takes note of this bold move and everyone sells their dairy related stocks and commodities. Being heavily lev...
by knight427
Thu Oct 04, 2007 3:37 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Directions of my life
Replies: 41
Views: 4300

Re: Directions of my life

My impression of the mathematics major is that, while it can be very useful, the primary usefulness is in the incredibly sophisticated mathematics (the sort one barely even hears about in undergrad courses). Math is a lot like music in that respect. You either have to dedicate yourself to being one...
by knight427
Thu Oct 04, 2007 3:22 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Nerd test!
Replies: 231
Views: 20308

Re: Nerd test!

http://www.nerdtests.com/images/badge/nt2/0dcf34de8c863c84.png So, there was that question of "Internet or Sex?" and right before it there was "Books or a Computer"...and I was like, "if I can't have the internet, then why have a computer...they didn't say anything about ge...
by knight427
Thu Oct 04, 2007 1:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0324: "Tapping"
Replies: 85
Views: 17918

Re: "Tapping" discussion

muteKi wrote:Should be:
tapity-tap, tap, tap-tap-tap
I wouldn't put in that first tap if I were transcribing the riff. If you repeat THIS you get the correct rhythm pattern, not what you had.

Anyone else heard Isao Tomita's version of the planets?


Ah crap, you're right.
by knight427
Wed Oct 03, 2007 10:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3072633

Re: Back to post yo' face

bookishbunny wrote:My favorite cheap wine is Macaroni Grill Chianti. The BIG bottle for under $6. It's not Australian, though.


Do they sell this in stores? There's no way you can get a bottle at a restaurant for $6!

Edit: I wonder if we should break this off to a new thread. How about, Cheap Ass-Wine
by knight427
Wed Oct 03, 2007 10:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Nerd test!
Replies: 231
Views: 20308

Re: Nerd test!

vrek wrote:<a href="http://www.nerdtests.com/nt2ref.html">
<img src="http://www.nerdtests.com/images/badge/nt2/96dd3ec2025e7078.png" alt="NerdTests.com says I'm a Kinda Dorky Nerd God. What are you? Click here!">
</a>


Ouch! -25% to Tech/Comp
by knight427
Wed Oct 03, 2007 10:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Nerd test!
Replies: 231
Views: 20308

Re: Nerd test!

Image
by knight427
Wed Oct 03, 2007 9:39 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: the most epic book debate ever conceived (Bookmarks)
Replies: 277
Views: 36894

Re: the most epic book debate ever conceived

I've been checking out a bunch of books from the library lately. I was dogeraing them until my wife pointed out that it was kind of rude to do that to a book belonging to the county. So now I use the receipt from the checkout machine as my bookmark.
by knight427
Wed Oct 03, 2007 8:59 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Directions of my life
Replies: 41
Views: 4300

Re: Directions of my life

I don't know if this will be helpful, but I found my career by taking two interests and puting them together. I liked music and physics, but not enough to pursue a career in either. I ended up with acoustics and I love it.
by knight427
Wed Oct 03, 2007 8:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0324: "Tapping"
Replies: 85
Views: 17918

Re: "Tapping" discussion

You know, I didn't know the names of either of the songs, but I recognized the first one. I do this all the time. I have really long nails too, so I end up with a couple of different sounds when I tap my fingers. Also works to do it on the edge of the table, tapping the side sounds different than t...
by knight427
Wed Oct 03, 2007 7:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3072633

Re: Back to post yo' face

Rosemount is by no means fine wine, but goes alright with grilled (barbequed if you're not American) food or spicy food, ie strong flavours. I think Jacobs Creek is great, maybe you should try it again if you get a chance. Of course it's a personal preference thing. Hey, I was wondering: is Austral...
by knight427
Wed Oct 03, 2007 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0324: "Tapping"
Replies: 85
Views: 17918

Re: "Tapping" discussion

I agree that tapping a melody on a table is mostly a perceptual phenomenon limited to the tapper. However, you can do a cool-person test by tapping out some famous drumming rhythms to see who can identify the song. , = slight puse - = no pause (tap, tapity-tap, tapity-tap, tapity-tapity-tapity)-(rep...
by knight427
Sun Sep 30, 2007 4:49 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3072633

Re: Back to post yo' face

When CatProx hands you a bottle of wine and tells you to bite it, you just bite it. I have no idea why I'm holding a spatula. Is that a bottle of Yellow Tail ? Much better Australian wines, if you want some suggestions for next time: Jacobs Creek, Browns Brothers, Penfolds, Lindemanns, Vasse Felix,...
by knight427
Sat Sep 29, 2007 1:38 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Heroes! (No spoiler tags for episodes already aired in US)
Replies: 2377
Views: 159390

Re: Heroes: Here thar be spoilers (US Edition)

Nakamura-san may have some learning/teaching powers that allowed him to master most any mortal skill and perhaps pass that knowledge on. One random idea I had was that he staged his death to happen in front of Ando. But that seems unlikely since there is a body to ID splattered in the sidewalk. Also...
by knight427
Mon Sep 17, 2007 7:44 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Living a Sustainable Life - NPR calculator
Replies: 103
Views: 7926

Belial wrote:One more try....


cheat code????

[enter]
pepperoni pizza
by knight427
Mon Sep 17, 2007 7:31 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Living a Sustainable Life - NPR calculator
Replies: 103
Views: 7926

I got 1.1... I'm a badass! Quite frankly, I'm disheartened. If the human race can't subsist on less than 1 Earth by living in a graveyard, there is no hope. Well, the number is derived by taking your consumption (x) and multiplying it by the population of the earth (y). x*y=earths. We are apparentl...
by knight427
Mon Sep 17, 2007 1:48 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Living a Sustainable Life - NPR calculator
Replies: 103
Views: 7926

I got 1.1... I'm a badass! Quite frankly, I'm disheartened. If the human race can't subsist on less than 1 Earth by living in a graveyard, there is no hope. Screw it, I'm going to buy a Hummer that runs on a blend of gas and espresso, eat only Kobe beef and I'm totally going to leave my lights on w...
by knight427
Sun Sep 16, 2007 4:06 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Living a Sustainable Life - NPR calculator
Replies: 103
Views: 7926

zenten wrote:Question: Should being a mass murder lower your score? After all you're directly increasing the amount of land everyone still alive can use.


This depends largely on far you transport the bodies and what manner of disposal is used...one would assume.
by knight427
Sun Sep 16, 2007 1:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0316: "Loud Sex"
Replies: 139
Views: 179029

Im not a fan of revenge so... http://forums.xkcd.com/gallery2.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=16975 This way everyone wins. your own partners noise is amplified while any neighbours sounds will be reflected. :D ps. sorry about the poor graphics skills Technical Question: If you hear you...
by knight427
Sun Sep 16, 2007 3:11 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Living a Sustainable Life - NPR calculator
Replies: 103
Views: 7926

3.4 for me, but living outside the US makes it difficult to get accurate scores for a lot of things (the pollution generated by our electricity is very different to the US', for example). Everything is based on US averages, so it will barely be an approximation for those of in the US. For you, the ...
by knight427
Sat Sep 15, 2007 10:56 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Living a Sustainable Life - NPR calculator
Replies: 103
Views: 7926

2.9?! Shit, I gotta step up my consumption before it's all gone... Of course, I obviously don't think that making sure everyone gets to live like me is really my problem, so I'll just mosey on my way... "Sustainability boils down to this: Don't eat your seed corn." Making sure everyone ge...
by knight427
Sat Sep 15, 2007 8:30 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Living a Sustainable Life - NPR calculator
Replies: 103
Views: 7926

Living a Sustainable Life - NPR calculator

Living a Sustainable Life. This will allow you estimate how many Earths would be required to support your lifestyle if everyone lived like you. After you are done, you can see which areas in your life are most demanding on resources, compare yourself to others across various demographics, and go ba...
by knight427
Sat Sep 15, 2007 3:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0316: "Loud Sex"
Replies: 139
Views: 179029

Similarly, every ray from one focus will reflect to the other focus because this is just a way of looking at the definition of an ellipse from a different perspective. I don't understand. That fact does follow from the definition of an ellipse, and while the proof is not long or difficult, it's not...
by knight427
Fri Sep 14, 2007 10:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0316: "Loud Sex"
Replies: 139
Views: 179029

Nobody's yet posted a proof that ellipses have the property you want, so I'll go ahead. The easiest way to see that ellipses reflect sound from one focus to the other is not by equal angles, but by phases. An ellipse with foci F and G is by definition the locus of points P such that FP + GP = k is ...
by knight427
Fri Sep 14, 2007 7:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0316: "Loud Sex"
Replies: 139
Views: 179029

[giant image full of wrongness] isn't it more like this though? No, Fex is exactly correct. If you lack a drawing program, find a real ellipse with the foci present (math book or something), draw any tangent, sketch a ray from one focus to the tangent point, reflect the ray using angles or the imag...
by knight427
Fri Sep 14, 2007 6:08 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Custom titles
Replies: 2761
Views: 259333

Okita wrote:But some things in the universe make no sense...instructions for toothpicks on the toothpick box.


I dunno, I've always found the directions to be quite clear.
by knight427
Fri Sep 14, 2007 2:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0316: "Loud Sex"
Replies: 139
Views: 179029

There's a major problem with this plan... the situation is symmetric. Any noise the neighbor makes at that point will be equally inserted into the sexcapades. However, I will concede that with the state of science education in the world, odds are extremely good that the neighbor won't realize this ...
by knight427
Fri Sep 14, 2007 4:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0316: "Loud Sex"
Replies: 139
Views: 179029

Too bad the directivity will be lost as the sound waves pass through the walls.

EDIT: then again, my experience in cartoon acoustics is fairly limited
by knight427
Sat Sep 08, 2007 4:16 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Natural Frequency of Soup!
Replies: 68
Views: 17644

The nice thing about wine glasses is that you can find the resonant frequency by running a wet fingertip around the edge with a nice tuner next to it. The problem is that the frequency you get when running your finger around the rim is not quite the right frequency. It is a good place to start, but...
by knight427
Tue Sep 04, 2007 7:09 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Cool games on the interweb
Replies: 1035
Views: 203398

I have discovered a flaw, they go directly towards the keep until they hit somethingwhere the deflect towards the side, but they don't alway choose the correct path, if the fork is a shorter path to the keep even if it's a dead end they will choose it letting you play without worry of loseing They ...
by knight427
Tue Sep 04, 2007 7:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2412197

B.C. wrote:I dunno the exact specifications, but I run on a streamlined model of the improbability drive.


That seems highly unlikely.

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