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by Bloopy
Mon Oct 17, 2016 2:05 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90163
Views: 8911757

Re: Random natterings

Yakk wrote:Did you play sound?

Alas not. Let's assume it speaks it as one word and not letter by letter.
by Bloopy
Thu Oct 13, 2016 3:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90163
Views: 8911757

Re: Random natterings

It's not supposed to be a joy to solve CAPTCHAs, but I didn't mind this one:

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by Bloopy
Thu Oct 13, 2016 3:51 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games you can't remember the title of.
Replies: 1934
Views: 540054

Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

ThemePark wrote:This must be it then.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAV5OIMA3Jc

Zathura is the movie sequel to Jumanji, and I watched it a few months ago, so it instantly rang a bell.

That game came out a decade too late. Check the description.
by Bloopy
Thu Sep 08, 2016 9:00 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games you can't remember the title of.
Replies: 1934
Views: 540054

Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

Wow, I was not aware there could be so much games matching my description... Thanks for the list, but it still not there. Some more details: you could not select the protagonist, I think it was a boy/young man, The graphics looked much better than the ones you listed, more in Discworld1/MonkeyIslan...
by Bloopy
Tue Sep 06, 2016 4:50 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Combining Idioms. Portmanteau style
Replies: 26
Views: 15311

Re: Combining Idioms. Portmanteau style

Coincidentally, someone's set up a website to generate this sort of thing, and it's hilarious: The Idiomatic.
by Bloopy
Tue Sep 06, 2016 4:36 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: What's your favourite irrational number?
Replies: 78
Views: 22058

Re:

themandotcom wrote:The Euler-Masheroni constant (Yes, it is irrational!) :P

This... will be mine too. Thanks to playing around with it a bit in this thread.
by Bloopy
Tue Jul 19, 2016 8:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1708: "Dehydration"
Replies: 109
Views: 16403

Re: 1708: "Dehydration"

I know when I have low-grade dehydration because my right temporomandibular joint gets clunkier, haha. I've also noticed that I'm less likely to get leg/toe cramps if I drink a few beers as opposed to drinking just a little water. Maybe it's because the dehydrating effect of the alcohol comes on lat...
by Bloopy
Thu May 26, 2016 9:51 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Are people required to burp?
Replies: 8
Views: 3633

Re: Are people required to burp?

With bad allergies, it's possible to swallow enough mucus to trap burps. So from personal experience I can say no, one's body doesn't have to burp. It can vomit instead!
by Bloopy
Thu May 26, 2016 9:29 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Alkaline Food
Replies: 26
Views: 7398

Re: Alkaline Food

For getting a more alkaline diet, this book lists foods such as banana, celery, lettuce, mung bean sprouts, and spring onion.
by Bloopy
Thu May 26, 2016 8:51 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Is math real?
Replies: 105
Views: 18784

Re: Is math real?

Something that can be falsified empirically can be experienced by the senses ... This is not true. You can't experience radio waves but you can empirically falsify all sorts of statements about them, for example. https://www.reddit.com/r/amateurradio/comments/2yrts7/rf_burns/cpchmzj ⋅ 500...
by Bloopy
Thu Apr 07, 2016 2:34 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Is math real?
Replies: 105
Views: 18784

Re: Is math real?

You cannot see, hear, smell, taste or touch gravity. You can feel its effects manifest as weight or weightlessness. Unless we're being tugged at by some sort of Jedi mind power, it's a physical phenomenon, and the consensus seems to be that physical things are a subset of real things. Having said t...
by Bloopy
Mon Apr 04, 2016 12:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1663: "Garden"
Replies: 673
Views: 163249

Re: 1663: "Garden"

The garden I got is not unique to me. There was already some history there when I loaded it. Once in a while someone else comes along and mucks about with the lamp settings or deletes an object.
by Bloopy
Sat Feb 20, 2016 12:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1645: "Toasts"
Replies: 81
Views: 19010

Re: 1645: "Toasts"

Benadryl for my friends with coughing fits and a rough drilling for my friends with benefits!
by Bloopy
Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1645: "Toasts"
Replies: 81
Views: 19010

Re: 1645: "Toasts"

Slimy excrement for my seedy friends and mojitos for my xkcd friends
by Bloopy
Fri Jan 08, 2016 10:11 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Firefox vs. Chrome: Is it time for me to throw in the towel?
Replies: 42
Views: 36013

Re: Firefox vs. Chrome: Is it time for me to throw in the to

I tend to get comfortable in particular software and not change until I'm all but forced to. But on the other hand, I have so few complaints about Firefox that I haven't entertained the idea of switching. I switched from Chrome due to this many-years-old bug, that shows no sign of being fixed: https...
by Bloopy
Fri Nov 20, 2015 3:16 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words that you are sure exist, but can't find
Replies: 225
Views: 83809

Re: Words that you are sure exist, but can't find

What I'm going to ask does fit the thread title, but not the discussion itself. I found, that it's quite hard to find the proper translation of some tehcnical term, because either their common meaning is different (usually broader) or they are very specific to that profession (and so no "gener...
by Bloopy
Wed Nov 18, 2015 12:24 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: most words with fewest different letters
Replies: 16
Views: 8429

Re: most words with fewest different letters

Perhaps the most salient point is the difficulty presented in obtaining an easy and definitive answer by permitting multiple use of the same letter(s). I tried anagram generators, and as you mentioned they lack this option. More Words allows you to exclude a list of letters. So if you search for *^...
by Bloopy
Mon Oct 12, 2015 4:48 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: TSA Master Keys leaked in Washington Post enter 3d Printers
Replies: 27
Views: 8025

Re: TSA Master Keys leaked in Washington Post enter 3d Print

I rarely travel with anything of much value. I see the locks more as deterring anyone from slipping something into my bag, and even that's extremely unlikely. Zip ties can be opened with a paperclip so they're not really any better. The best option might be an otherwise strong lock that pops open an...
by Bloopy
Tue Sep 08, 2015 2:39 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3403
Views: 750487

Re: What were your dreams last night?

This morning's dream was blessed with the presence of hardcore punk band Spiteful Urinator. They were the kings of a block-shaped squat building decorated with memories of their illustrious career through many lineup changes. They won a big trophy playing some gig at Vector Arena where the stage was...
by Bloopy
Sat Sep 05, 2015 5:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1572: "xkcd Survey"
Replies: 366
Views: 125991

Re: 1572: "xkcd Survey"

In the keyboard mashing section, I accidentally hit "enter". This caused the survey to be submitted without the rest of the survey completed. THis is a problem. I expect that there may be many surveys incomplete where the last entry is a little bit of keyboard mashing. Should I take the s...
by Bloopy
Thu Sep 03, 2015 10:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What's a motto with you?
Replies: 44
Views: 10930

Re: What's a motto with you?

Are you familiar with Stephen Crane's little poem? No, and I'm not sure I see eye to eye with it! It's one thing to say we're of tiny importance, and another to say we're of no importance at all. If the universe is obligated to see conservation of energy hold true, then I think it would notice if I...
by Bloopy
Thu Sep 03, 2015 5:36 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: I don't seem to understand my own brain teaser, please help!
Replies: 22
Views: 5040

Re: I don't seem to understand my own brain teaser, please h

The answer to that will be subjective: Seems to me there's a lot you could do in 10 days in terms of visiting and spending time with friends and family and such, that an extra 10 days wouldn't help with - but going down to 3 days could really screw you over. Winning a bunch of time could really scr...
by Bloopy
Thu Sep 03, 2015 2:43 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Hobbit
Replies: 217
Views: 80718

Re: The Hobbit

I found the 3rd film disappointing compared to the first two. I enjoyed watching it, but even without having read the book it was too obvious that the film put too much emphasis on the wrong things and could've been far better. In the film they have the main characters climb to higher ground and fig...
by Bloopy
Thu Sep 03, 2015 1:59 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What's a motto with you?
Replies: 44
Views: 10930

Re: What's a motto with you?

Lately I've been using: "You can't hold your head high and watch who you're stepping on at the same time." It's a bit of a cynical view on some people who are uncaring about their effect on other people and the environment. Or I guess an alternative to listing pride as a deadly sin. Anothe...
by Bloopy
Wed Sep 02, 2015 11:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone else terrified by sudden death?
Replies: 36
Views: 9154

Re: Anyone else terrified by sudden death?

I'm not terrified so long as it's statistically unlikely, but ask me again when I'm in my 60s. The slight hole in my heart was found and fixed a couple of years ago, which is helpful! The thing that freaks me out a bit is the idea of planning for retiring when you're 65+. People seem to place more i...
by Bloopy
Wed Sep 02, 2015 10:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1572: "xkcd Survey"
Replies: 366
Views: 125991

Re: 1572: "xkcd Survey"

Glad that the animal question asked for 5, with fewer it would have felt wasted because of the dominance of cats and dogs in daily life. I recently visited a museum with a vast array of skeletons and mounted & stuffed animals, so the regular old cat and dog didn't stand a chance. Although someh...
by Bloopy
Wed Sep 02, 2015 12:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1572: "xkcd Survey"
Replies: 366
Views: 125991

Re: 1572: "xkcd Survey"

I couldn't think of any words I always misspell on the first try off the top of my head. That sort of familiarity would hopefully prevent me from misspelling them! I scrolled through a long list of difficult-to-spell words and picked one that I thought I knew but would've spelled wrong on every try....
by Bloopy
Wed Sep 02, 2015 11:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1572: "xkcd Survey"
Replies: 366
Views: 125991

Re: 1572: "xkcd Survey"

'Fill this text box with gibberish by mashing random keyboard keys' would be more suitable as the last question. I caused the form to submit prematurely as well, so started again. Play with that, data geeks! I also managed to pause the music I was listening to, type the number 90 in the Google searc...
by Bloopy
Tue Jun 30, 2015 6:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1538: "Lyrics"
Replies: 112
Views: 26218

Re: 1538: "Lyrics"

For a moment I thought N.W.A were early adopters of the Internet, thinking I'd heard "what you hear online". But turns out it was "once you hear one line".
by Bloopy
Mon Jun 15, 2015 7:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1538: "Lyrics"
Replies: 112
Views: 26218

Re: 1538: "Lyrics"

This is very me. I'm sure I'm slower to perceive words than others. It took me until at least adulthood to be patient enough to wait for my brain to process rather than immediately asking someone to repeat themselves. I remember when I started liking a particular punk band. I'd disliked them previou...
by Bloopy
Fri Dec 05, 2014 12:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1455: "Trolley Problem"
Replies: 172
Views: 36968

Re: 1455: "Trolley Problem"

Obviously, the answer is to pull the lever while the trolley is halfway across the switch, saving all 6 people and derailing the trolley. Even if that turns out to be impossible, at least you could assert that that's what you tried to do. I can definitely agree with the majority in that pulling the...
by Bloopy
Fri Oct 17, 2014 8:32 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Illustrated Math Function
Replies: 8
Views: 8495

Re: Illustrated Math Function

Since it's quietened down, I'll point out that this number is correct too:

Spoiler:
Pelli wrote:-gamma
by Bloopy
Mon Sep 29, 2014 11:09 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words that you are sure exist, but can't find
Replies: 225
Views: 83809

Re: Words that you are sure exist, but can't find

http://www.acrwebsite.org/search/view-conference-proceedings.aspx?Id=8719 Today, it is argued, we no longer need to have lived a past in order to feel nostalgic for it (Chase & Shaw 1989). Baker and Kennedy (1994) draw a distinction between 'real’ nostalgia, nostalgia for some remembered past ti...
by Bloopy
Mon Sep 22, 2014 12:08 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Best anti-virus program?
Replies: 20
Views: 10984

Re: Best anti-virus program?

Avira. Free, unintrusive and not a resource hog. But yeah, I think the nastiest virus I ever got was from Acrobat being out of date, and Win7 has made it a lot easier to only run things as Admin when you need to. I bumped into Norton the other week. Too overprotective and difficult to configure. I c...
by Bloopy
Thu Sep 11, 2014 12:41 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: A map showing where tv series are placed
Replies: 18
Views: 4707

Re: A map showing where tv series are placed

I might add some stuff later, but for now, I'll just note that there are two different entries for Parks & Rec in different areas of Indiana. It takes place in a fictional location, we can only guess. Someone didn't look before assigning a spot, or simply disagreed with the existing one. Do you...
by Bloopy
Mon Sep 08, 2014 5:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1414: "Writing Skills"
Replies: 86
Views: 19889

Re: 1414: "Writing Skills"

Alsadius wrote:Why on earth would I want to write like James Joyce? I'd rather gouge out my eyeballs with ice-cream scoops.


:mrgreen: I read Ulysses last year and posted in the relevant xkcd thread. I think one great writer who trained with "sloppy" skills is enough.
by Bloopy
Mon Sep 08, 2014 3:00 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Creator of the Pop-Up Ad Issues a Public Apology
Replies: 16
Views: 6646

Re: Creator of the Pop-Up Ad Issues a Public Apology

it’s striking that our attention, as viewers, is worth only a penny an hour to Facebook’s advertisers Interesting article. The amount of attention I give to ads on Facebook might be worth a penny an hour at best, so it sounds accurate rather than striking. It also makes it sound like the advertisin...
by Bloopy
Sat Aug 30, 2014 5:01 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: A map showing where tv series are placed
Replies: 18
Views: 4707

Re: A map showing where tv series are placed

Nice idea. I managed to add a couple, but the website has been timing out since.

edit: Working again now. I tried to correct the spelling of CSI: Miami too, but it didn't seem to work.
by Bloopy
Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:59 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Illustrated Math Function
Replies: 8
Views: 8495

Re: Illustrated Math Function

In case you want a little push in the right direction, these are correct:

Spoiler:
thefargo wrote:The first image is 0

Pelli wrote:pi^2/6

These need a bit of manipulation:

Spoiler:
Pelli wrote:gamma (Euler-Mascheroni constant)
Apéry's constant
by Bloopy
Fri Aug 22, 2014 8:34 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Cutting off a finger
Replies: 31
Views: 18993

Re: Cutting off a finger

In my experience, a paper-cut often seems to hurt more than more serious cutting wounds (and I've had some serious ones). I managed to get a few minor cuts on my fingers in the last couple of months. The one that hurt the most in the long run was shallowest one, because it didn't bleed and scab ove...

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