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by adho
Fri Sep 30, 2011 12:45 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15142
Views: 2623684

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

None of this is humorous!
(Though I am kind of shocked by this proposed law. Doesn't America have a Bill of Rights precisely so things like this don't happen?)

I was eating bugs before it was cool.
by adho
Wed Sep 28, 2011 2:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3479538

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

I do not feel there is enough positivity in this thread. Have some love. Here is an alpaca: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3e/Unshorn_alpaca_grazing.jpg I do not know why that is funny to me. I may or may not have been drinking. Rant: Once again, I have fucked up. This is why I have...
by adho
Tue Sep 27, 2011 12:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3479538

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Is this what the internet will turn into? People endlessly making the same joke?

Sup dawg, I heard you like memes, so I accidentally in your base.
by adho
Tue Sep 27, 2011 10:23 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3479538

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

People who do things like this. I need to vent, and here seems like a good place. Graaarrgghhh. Kids. Is this what the internet will turn into? People endlessly taking other people's work, and claiming it? :cry: Sounds like he needs to not wear such tight pants. Geez I'm funny. Edit: Way to steal my...
by adho
Tue Sep 13, 2011 12:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3479538

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

I can't remember where I saw this rant, about your weight in gold, really not being worth much at all. A person is actually worth far more than gold. We can do anything. Gold just sits around and looks pretty. It only has value because we agree it does.

I remembered. Terry Pratchett. Making Money.
by adho
Thu Sep 08, 2011 4:55 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3479538

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

This thread has taken an amazing turn.

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by adho
Wed Sep 07, 2011 12:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15142
Views: 2623684

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

They would have reversed it because of the gearing. Even in newer cars, reverse will have a higher gear ratio than first. It was common for automobiles of that era to reverse up steeper hills.
by adho
Fri Sep 02, 2011 11:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0946: “Family Decals”
Replies: 195
Views: 85861

Re: 0946: “Family Decals”

scarletmanuka wrote:[I'm not sure why this would be a problem.

I just feel that having it brandished all over your car would be odd.
Is your ex now not your family? Do you include all the kids? Do you keep it on as a sad reminder of what life used to be like?
I don't know. I'm a kid. [goat noise]
by adho
Fri Sep 02, 2011 4:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0946: “Family Decals”
Replies: 195
Views: 85861

Re: 0946: “Family Decals”

They're fairly common in Australia. I find them weird. They sometimes include pets.
What if it dies? Or the parents split up?
Where do you get them? One moment there were none, the next they were all over everyone's cars.
I've never seen them in shops. Was there a memo or something that was sent out?
by adho
Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:00 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Photography thread.
Replies: 397
Views: 243436

Re: Photography thread.

Ah. Makes for some interesting photos though. Skating is fun. It seems to have a big social stigma attached to it, but it's really just like surfing or snowboarding. Skating downhill is like nothing else for me. The only moments when I really switch off everything else. I have a lot of photos (not t...
by adho
Wed Aug 31, 2011 6:39 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Photography thread.
Replies: 397
Views: 243436

Re: Photography thread.

F117, you must get out relatively often, those are from some pretty far flung places. Skating, late afternoon so the light sucked. Going back there in sun sometime though. I tore my jeans. https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Z9I5kOH56ig/TlovJ_f4R3I/AAAAAAAAAVw/C5h7OtPT764/s500/IMGP1607.jpg
by adho
Sat Aug 27, 2011 2:01 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3479538

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

The Scyphozoa wrote:In my experience mice have broken without even being used.


This confused the shit out of me when I read it out of context.
That's really all I have to say.
by adho
Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:25 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Photography thread.
Replies: 397
Views: 243436

Re: Photography thread.

Low. I'm in Australia, that's the Snowy Mountains. Bit under 2000m (6500ft), not even a mountain according to the Europeans :oops: Fun snowboarding though.
by adho
Tue Aug 23, 2011 5:28 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Photography thread.
Replies: 397
Views: 243436

Re: Photography thread.

Speaking of phone-tography:
Spoiler:
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by adho
Thu Aug 18, 2011 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Attempted Extortion through Fake Collar Bomb
Replies: 23
Views: 3572

Re: Attempted Extortion through Fake Collar Bomb

The whole thing doesn't make any damn sense. He's either incredibly stupid or just plain insane.
by adho
Thu Aug 18, 2011 4:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3479538

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

Fuck, it's 3am, and I still have like two months of a journal to make up, that probably won't even get marked, but I'm too afraid it'll go horribly wrong. Stupid course. Stupid me. Stupid due date. Stupid headache. If all the lights are flashing and the computer is spinning, should I go to bed? Farr...
by adho
Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0939: "Arrow"
Replies: 87
Views: 22817

Re: 0939: "Arrow"

This made me laugh, I don't even know why. Brilliant.
by adho
Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:12 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Photography thread.
Replies: 397
Views: 243436

Re: Photography thread.

Shot all of these with my phone. Those are damn good, especially considering they were taken with a phone! Podbaydoor, cheers. I really like that fair shot...do you mind if I steal it for my computer background? :mrgreen: It was 1am, I was home alone so I got on the roof: https://lh5.googleusercont...
by adho
Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:18 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!
Replies: 226
Views: 178917

Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

I forgot completely about Steinbeck, one of the best authors ever. This time last year, I had almost finished reading his bibliography in two months. He's the definition of "unputdownable"! Oh I know. I did a critical analysis of modernism for high school last year. Faulkner, Hemmingway, ...
by adho
Sat Aug 13, 2011 3:06 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Climate Change / Global Warming
Replies: 257
Views: 53048

Re: Climate Change / Global Warming

I get where you are coming from, it's just one of the things that bugs me about media and public presentation of the climate change debate. Any scientist, whether they are trained in that field, published and backed by an institute or not, is given equal weight to any other. It gives an illusion of ...
by adho
Fri Aug 12, 2011 2:06 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Tottenham Riots
Replies: 261
Views: 32356

Re: Tottenham Riots

One man's riot is another man's civil war. It is impossible to draw this comparison between England and Libya. If you want to discuss Libya do it elsewhere. There is a vast difference between a democratic, constitutional monarchy and a military dictatorship. It is hard to make a case for shooting p...
by adho
Fri Aug 12, 2011 12:25 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Climate Change / Global Warming
Replies: 257
Views: 53048

Re: Climate Change / Global Warming

I'm not an expert in thermodynamics though, but I think he makes more than a few good points against the popular view of the climate change. He doesn't. First off, he's an astronomer and astrophysicist. This is like taking advice about your lungs from an optometrist. He puts huge generalisations on...
by adho
Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:34 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Personal Art links: DeviantArt, flickr, etc.
Replies: 254
Views: 162713

Re: Personal Art links: DeviantArt, flickr, etc.

Ah, you talented people. :mrgreen:
My Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/alexgillis
Skateboarding, surfing and party videos. If you enjoy that, check it out.
by adho
Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:23 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Photography thread.
Replies: 397
Views: 243436

Re: Photography thread.

Wow, these are excellent! Here are some very old ones that happened to be on my picasa. Fiji, last year: https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-cEv58T0k_xY/TkJ0gvj_fzI/AAAAAAAAASk/lubIncyFLBE/s600/IMGP0718cbad.jpg My friend surfing, years ago: https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-91P36fX2Zao/Tj08bextqKI/A...
by adho
Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:55 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!
Replies: 226
Views: 178917

Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

H2G2 - Douglas Adams (because all the cool kids are doing it :wink: ) Uncle Tungsten - Oliver Sacks The Last Days of Socrates - Plato (Am I allowed to put that? Alternatively, just Crito.) The Hobbit - J. R. R. Tolkien The Lord of the Rings - J. R. R. Tolkien Snugglepot and Cuddlepie - May Gibbs The...
by adho
Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:11 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: (Post Your) Incredible Poems (Here!)
Replies: 544
Views: 255507

Re: (Post Your) Incredible Poems (Here!)

A Call to Apathy I am studying Hamlet now, it's a wonderful play. I like the way you write. She's in my head, and I don't know why She's in my bed, but I had to lie Tell your sister, I'm sorry, I don't remember I don't know why, I don't want to hurt her We were once lovers but not in that way We ne...
by adho
Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:42 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Feynman's Lectures on Physics
Replies: 2
Views: 1941

Feynman's Lectures on Physics

Who's read them? What do you think of them? I plan to invest some time in them this summer between the end of school and the start of university. Good plan? Bad plan? Other ideas? I've done high school physics and maths, will I be able to comprehend it?

(Hopefully this is the right place for this)
by adho
Wed Aug 10, 2011 3:50 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antimatter: We haz it.
Replies: 40
Views: 5936

Re: Antimatter: We haz it.

Oh, ok. That's very interesting, but how can I use antimatter to get to where the elves live? :lol:
Elves and sprites are...weird. Like the aurora. I may vaguely understand why it happens, but I still can't get over how amazing it looks.
by adho
Wed Aug 10, 2011 3:43 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Climate Change / Global Warming
Replies: 257
Views: 53048

Re: Climate Change / Global Warming

Read all of these, then come back here. The IPCC was formed by the WMO and the UNEP (parts of the UN). They concluded in 2007: Most of the observed increase in global average temperatures since the mid-20th century is very likely due to the observed increase in anthropogenic greenhouse gas concentr...
by adho
Wed Aug 10, 2011 2:26 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Tottenham Riots
Replies: 261
Views: 32356

Re: Tottenham Riots

Apparently the EDL is going to send out 1,000 members to combat the rioters. I doubt that will help to calm things down. A literal class war, then? That isn't good news. Why does the EDL sending out members make it a class war? Which class is which? No, it's only class warfare when it benefits the ...
by adho
Wed Aug 10, 2011 2:12 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antimatter: We haz it.
Replies: 40
Views: 5936

Re: Antimatter: We haz it.

Well aren't we la di da. Its a slab or a box dude. Probably the most interesting thing here is that it'll help explain stuff like elves and sprites. Oh hush. Speaking of silly acronyms... Elves is a frivolous acronym for Emissions of Light and Very Low Frequency Perturbations from Electromagnetic P...
by adho
Tue Aug 09, 2011 1:40 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Tottenham Riots
Replies: 261
Views: 32356

Re: Tottenham Riots

This is insane. Best of luck to you all. My cousin and her family (she's Australian, he's British) moved back over here recently because they didn't want to be there raising small children, as well as the fact that there was a hard job market. This is all hearsay, but is unemployment a contributing ...
by adho
Tue Aug 09, 2011 12:09 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antimatter: We haz it.
Replies: 40
Views: 5936

Re: Antimatter: We haz it.

SlyReaper wrote:How did this thread become about beer crates?

My bad. (In Australia, beer comes in cases.)
Is it applicable for electricity generation?
by adho
Mon Aug 08, 2011 11:56 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antimatter: We haz it.
Replies: 40
Views: 5936

Re: Antimatter: We haz it.

I never knew. I was just playing a game of cratey-casey ("Call that a knife?!").
by adho
Mon Aug 08, 2011 11:10 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antimatter: We haz it.
Replies: 40
Views: 5936

Re: Antimatter: We haz it.

That's a case.
This is a crate.
by adho
Mon Aug 08, 2011 10:16 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antimatter: We haz it.
Replies: 40
Views: 5936

Re: Antimatter: We haz it.

It's a perk of astrophysics/engineering jobs. It's not its own career. Well shit, there goes my first career choice. Guess it's back to writing pun headlines for newspapers. buying a crate of beer. Never mind the acronym, you buy beer in crates?! I want to work whereever you work. My favourite is s...
by adho
Mon Aug 08, 2011 2:48 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antimatter: We haz it.
Replies: 40
Views: 5936

Re: Antimatter: We haz it.

What is matter? Never mind. What is the mind? Doesn't matter
Pamela satellite (an acronym for Payload for Antimatter Matter Exploration and Light-nuclei Astrophysics)

Never mind the antimatter, who came up with that acronym?! I want that job.
by adho
Fri Aug 05, 2011 2:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Attempted Extortion through Fake Collar Bomb
Replies: 23
Views: 3572

Re: Attempted Extortion through Fake Collar Bomb

My school has trials between 25% and 40%, all but 2 of my exams are 40, and Triple M, morning show a few days ago. Though I'm sure they could have misinterpreted things and passed it on to me. As in, 50% of internal, 25% of final. It varies, obviously. True, or they could be right, which as you sai...
by adho
Fri Aug 05, 2011 12:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Attempted Extortion through Fake Collar Bomb
Replies: 23
Views: 3572

Re: Attempted Extortion through Fake Collar Bomb

Heard it on the radio, no written news story to back it up, this girl used her experience to get her and her whole year at school out of the 2nd most important set of High school examinations due to "emotional distress". I understand her but her whole school year? Seems fucking rediculous...
by adho
Fri Aug 05, 2011 6:09 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Attempted Extortion through Fake Collar Bomb
Replies: 23
Views: 3572

Re: Attempted Extortion through Fake Collar Bomb

BoomFrog wrote:I doubt it was done by amateurs since the bomb apparently looked real to the bomb squad and had them fooled for hours.

How real does it have to look? I'd think that if you've been told it's a bomb, it is in a house and attached to a young woman, you're going to tread pretty carefully.

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