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Mon Apr 21, 2014 7:41 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Challenge Your Assumptions Level 3
Replies: 55
Views: 9564

### Re: Challenge Your Assumptions Level 3

Huh. When you say that the ..- ... -. -.-- is in the 0ward direction, do you mean that we judge it to be 0ward by assuming that we never stopped facing 1ward when we passed through the door - IE so far as we are concerned (when we judged it to be 0ward) this new identical room is a room next door t...
Mon Apr 14, 2014 11:38 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Challenge Your Assumptions Level 3
Replies: 55
Views: 9564

### Re: Challenge Your Assumptions Level 3

Well, I think, rather than being carefully systematic and verifying that that relationship works for all 12 permutations of orientation and direction, it's time to push the boundaries of science! Move counterclockwise, careful not to cross the hexagon implied by the midpt between the room's center a...
Sat Apr 12, 2014 1:23 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Challenge Your Assumptions Level 3
Replies: 55
Views: 9564

### Re: Challenge Your Assumptions Level 3

Continue straight through the wall opposite our current position.
Fri Apr 11, 2014 4:49 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Challenge Your Assumptions Level 3
Replies: 55
Views: 9564

### Re: Challenge Your Assumptions Level 3

So, it looks like it's as simple as anything else to treat Rm 0 as being "within" Rm USNY wrt travelling between them - imagine them as concentric hexagons, and for whatever reason we can't see Rm 0 inside Rm USNY. For the information we have so far, that model is functionally equivalent t...
Fri Nov 15, 2013 4:38 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Challenge Your Assumptions Level 3
Replies: 55
Views: 9564

### Re: Challenge Your Assumptions Level 3

From now on, make note of color and texture of observed things. Move (presumably 4-ward) to the center of the room, and turn around (to face presumably 1-ward). Move 1-ward slowly until we pass into USNY. While doing so, make note of the distance between us and a)the center of the room and b)the wal...
Tue Nov 12, 2013 4:31 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Forum Games Discussion Thread - Farming RPG Coming Soon
Replies: 957
Views: 165538

### Re: The Forum Games Discussion Thread

I'd really like to mod one eventually, but the puzzle ideas I've been kicking around has yet to cohere into a complete game...
Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:07 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: word filter
Replies: 237
Views: 33775

### Re: word filter

an
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corrode
ant
Tue Nov 05, 2013 1:40 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: word filter
Replies: 237
Views: 33775

### Re: word filter

Four-million-four-hundred-thirty-thousand-four-hundred-and-ten.
Tue Nov 05, 2013 1:48 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: word filter
Replies: 237
Views: 33775

### Re: word filter

Enough quikrete racecar race car Spain bagpipe an!
Sat Nov 02, 2013 1:48 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Abridged Debate
Replies: 1185
Views: 151278

### Re: Abridged Debate

Near immediate realization that there are more than one page in the thread; panicked apology.

Sat Nov 02, 2013 1:47 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Abridged Debate
Replies: 1185
Views: 151278

### Re: Abridged Debate

Paroxysm³ wrote:Double post about an earlier non-relevant accusation

Meticulous but unclearly expressed refutation of an irrelevant post on page 1.
Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:00 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Parking on a hill
Replies: 40
Views: 11093

### Re: Parking on a hill

Xias wrote:I don't get it.

Spoiler:
The edge of your steering wheel is, presumably, perpendicular to the ground. Rotating it either direction does not move any part of the steering wheel toward the top of the hill.

Mauthe Dhoo wrote:No... steering wheels aren't really ever perpendicular to the ground.
Mon Oct 28, 2013 3:12 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Parking on a hill
Replies: 40
Views: 11093

### Re: Parking on a hill

No... steering wheels aren't really ever perpendicular to the ground. In sedans and pick-ups, they're typically at least ~15 degrees off vertical, and are adjustable (eg). Some vehicles like buses have nearly horizontal steering wheels (eg), apparently for economy-of-space reasons (cite).
Sat Oct 26, 2013 9:00 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Parking on a hill
Replies: 40
Views: 11093

### Re: Parking on a hill

Moonbeam, that proposal doesn't break the single-rule rule, but... the general practice with cars is to turn the wheels so that, if the brakes fail, it swings around into a curb-lock. That's just how they teach it in drivers' ed, and it allows you to park straight (whereas the proposed rule has you ...
Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:35 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Parking on a hill
Replies: 40
Views: 11093

### Re: Parking on a hill

Ah. mward, I had read yours quickly and had thought you were talking about moving parts of the front wheels relative to the top of the hill. The answer you actually wrote is quite elegant. For my answer, I was trying to stay within the "phrase the rule in terms of controlling the steering wheel...
Thu Oct 24, 2013 7:37 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Science Game V: Elmach is almost dead.
Replies: 60
Views: 8242

### Re: Science Game V: No, no, no, no.

>Pick up the wrench
>Pick up 36 of the dollars
>Move 64 of the dollars to Point 3E
>Move to the corner of the room opposite the table
>Observe the designation of the point where I am standing
Thu Oct 24, 2013 1:31 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Science Game V: Elmach is almost dead.
Replies: 60
Views: 8242

### Re: Science Game V: Kill Nonexistent Thing with Fire.

>Observe the computer on the desk in the bottom-left.
>Move to the computer
>Observe the computer
>Join
Thu Oct 24, 2013 12:52 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Science Game V: Elmach is almost dead.
Replies: 60
Views: 8242

### Re: Science Game V: Produced from boredom.

>join
>observe self
>observe here
Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:32 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Forum Games Discussion Thread - Farming RPG Coming Soon
Replies: 957
Views: 165538

### Re: The Forum Games Discussion Thread

I'm posting this here for two reasons. - I do not want this thread to die and vanish into obscurity - Not everybody interested in the Science Games is necessarily following SGIV. So, Science Game IV (SGIV), has ended as of this post . Which means that Science Game V can start as soon as we find a m...
Tue Oct 22, 2013 3:51 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Parking on a hill
Replies: 40
Views: 11093

### Re: Parking on a hill

Turn your wheel in the direction you'd turn it to drive counterclockwise around the hill. Edit: whoops spoiler'd Edit edit: This only works if you are parking on the correct (right) side of the street... Misread the instructions. So, how about this: Turn the wheel in the direction you would tur...
Tue Oct 22, 2013 2:46 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Science Game IV - Mod, Game insane, Game over
Replies: 56
Views: 8793

### Re: The Science Game IV - Mod, Game insane, Game over

I think driving the mod insane is a sign that the game won.

Edit: ODF yes, very interested.
Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In continuing the trend of moronic peace prize awardings...
Replies: 16
Views: 4280

### Re: In continuing the trend of moronic peace prize awardings

Obama was singled out for his policy prioritization early on of promoting nuclear disarmament. From the beginning of his presidency his stance on nukes represented a significant change in American policy and it was hoped that it would grant considerable momentum to disarmament globally. The prize co...
Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In continuing the trend of moronic peace prize awardings...
Replies: 16
Views: 4280

### Re: In continuing the trend of moronic peace prize awardings

So, what I'm getting from the latter half of this thread is that the Nobel Peace Prize has become irrelevant because the selections are controversial? Because when it comes to internationally-known advocates who take sides in complicated conflicts, we should definitely expect the prize to go to the ...
Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:52 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Meteor attack in Russia
Replies: 92
Views: 14236

### Re: Meteor attack in Russia

Discovery News
Sat Jul 09, 2011 9:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Casey Anthony Trial - Not Guilty
Replies: 85
Views: 11998

### Re: Casey Anthony Trial - Not Guilty

How about cases where the child dies because of an accident and the parents decide to cover it up and pretend like nothing happened, rather than call a doctor or the police? In that case, it seems more like this charge will exist to make it easier for a prosecutor to get charges in a murder case. I...
Sat Jun 11, 2011 12:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In Defense of Flogging
Replies: 35
Views: 6281

### Re: In Defense of Flogging

I feel like, in order to avoid a "let them eat cake" moment, it would be nice to hear from someone who has actually experienced real, institutionalized beatings as a mechanism of the justice system before we start bandying it about as such a jolly good idea. Do we have any takers?
Mon May 30, 2011 5:17 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.
Replies: 4973
Views: 762202

### Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

For lyrica, a fibromyalgia medication: the woman had been in some pain. Then, she said, she "found out that attached to our muscles are nerves that carry messages all over the body." Really? You just found that out? OK, you know what, I went back to page 106 before posting. Just now, I cl...
Mon May 30, 2011 4:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.
Replies: 4973
Views: 762202

### Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

I skimmed the past five pages to see if this had already been posted, since the commercial is a bit old, but I didn't see anything. There is an ad running in afternoons now for Lyrica, which treats fibromyalgia, a generally painful condition of general pain. In the ad, the woman praising the product...
Fri Apr 22, 2011 3:51 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: A silly translation request
Replies: 11
Views: 3182

### Re: A silly translation request

In Italian, you could ask "Andrai al ballo con me?" to mean would you go to the dance generically. If you wanted to specify the prom, my (limited) experience says just use the English--Italian loves taking English words whole cloth. "Andrai al prom con me?"
Thu Apr 21, 2011 3:34 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!
Replies: 1371
Views: 340126

### Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!

The show itself is brilliant and endearing, but nearly as interesting has been the internet's reaction. I first found the show when I read about the tizzy to which 4chan was driven last month by their constituency's growing pony fanbase. (Pretty good summary at Know Your Meme .) Basically, you go to...
Sat Feb 26, 2011 5:14 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Shop sells breast milk icecream
Replies: 51
Views: 5241

### Re: Shop sells breast milk icecream

Echoing a previously posted sentiment, I'm surprised by how many of the people in this thread are squicked out by drinking human milk. ...Well, maybe not surprised, since being thusly squicked is such a common feeling in the broader world, but isn't that a weird bias we've developed as a culture? I ...
Sun Feb 13, 2011 4:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Replies: 1607
Views: 194680

I'm duck-toed,* with the flexibility to turn both feet facing backwards simultaneously (well, if you allow for some slight bending at the knees--if you only consider locked-knee'd to be legit, then I max out at ~270°). Later in life, it'll cause hella-leg pains, but now-a-days, it's just curious. It...
Sun Feb 13, 2011 2:05 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Describe What You Do
Replies: 58
Views: 10624

### Re: Describe What You Do

(For a campus job) I read and revise essays for classes I've never taken. I also run around a 4th grade classroom trying to convince school children to pretend to be wizards and superheroes, then I go home and try to come up with a way that makes them smarter. Later in the spring, people will pay me...
Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:47 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Take a penny leave a penny.
Replies: 2229
Views: 347274

### Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

I attempt to approach the pile, but am killed by the rabbit.

There are now 373 pennies, 1 empty mason jar, 1 fart's worth of methane gas, 17 giant shards of glass, a powerful pine-fresh scent, a sledghammer, and a killer rabbit on the pile. There is a bloodied mess near the pile.
Sun Jan 16, 2011 10:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2420216

### Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hello everyone! I'm a college sophomore studying Geology in the Northeast of the US. My username is grammatically incorrect; I enjoy being proscriptive in matters grammar but I recognize that being descriptive is perhaps better; semicolons, like most things, are underrated. Everyone should adopt mor...