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by Sir_Elderberry
Fri Dec 03, 2010 10:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9211204

Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Might I present to the fora, my finals hat?
by Sir_Elderberry
Fri Dec 03, 2010 7:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: This.
Replies: 31
Views: 3892

Re: This.

I don't know about QFT, but from what I remember LOL occurred outside of Mod Madness.
by Sir_Elderberry
Thu Dec 02, 2010 12:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.
Replies: 4973
Views: 750960

Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

Or the "well, TECHNICALLY, organic means anything with carbon in it" side, perhaps.
by Sir_Elderberry
Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: A surprise for Randall Munroe (Randall Munroes: Look away)
Replies: 49
Views: 6466

Re: A surprise for Randall Munroe (Randall Munroes: Look awa

Man, I regret that I didn't see that long ago.
by Sir_Elderberry
Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: A surprise for Randall Munroe (Randall Munroes: Look away)
Replies: 49
Views: 6466

Re: A surprise for Randall Munroe (Randall Munroes: Look awa

Only "I love Randal", or "I love XKCD" instead? He was making a joke, that idea has ACTUALLY been done. It had famous people like Neil Gaiman and everything. You're right though, we can very easily do both depending on what people want to do, but we should decide soon, like, wit...
by Sir_Elderberry
Tue Nov 30, 2010 9:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: A surprise for Randall Munroe (Randall Munroes: Look away)
Replies: 49
Views: 6466

Re: A surprise for Randall Munroe (Randall Munroes: Look awa

Randall doesn't read the fora, so I wouldn't worry about surprises. However, I have an idea--we could do the xkcd version of "I Love the Whole World" with everyone filming one line.
by Sir_Elderberry
Tue Nov 30, 2010 6:00 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Time
Replies: 12
Views: 1997

Re: Time

There is no maximum temperature because temperature comes from kinetic energy, not from velocity. Velocity is limited at c, but kinetic energy can increase without bound.
by Sir_Elderberry
Mon Nov 29, 2010 6:53 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: College (American) Football
Replies: 274
Views: 23429

Re: College (American) Football

What a fucking insane Bedlam, though. Which, I suppose, is there in the name.
by Sir_Elderberry
Sat Nov 27, 2010 6:33 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Top Gear for People Driving on the Correct Side of the Road
Replies: 8
Views: 1885

Re: Top Gear for People Driving on the Correct Side of the R

Those of you complaining that the American version is on a commercial channel should probably be aware that America has public television only so we have a place to put educational cartoons for children and butt-of-jokes-boring documentaries. (This is a bit of an exaggeration in the sense that it's ...
by Sir_Elderberry
Sat Nov 27, 2010 6:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9211204

Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Please count how many mistakes are in this statement (also answer/correct it): If an object A moves with the speed of light, time runs slower in the Object B (from A´s perspective) If B is also moving (not close the the speed of light) its energy of momentum is constant, hence as time runs slower, ...
by Sir_Elderberry
Thu Nov 25, 2010 5:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9211204

Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Ron and Harry "ejaculate" a few times in Harry Potter, if I remember correctly.
by Sir_Elderberry
Fri Nov 19, 2010 1:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread
Replies: 1141
Views: 197295

Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread?

a23 wrote:If I go to the ATM machine and [think about another PIN when entering one with finger, the finger PIN has priority, hence : Body > Mind ?

This is a standard anti-vegan security measure.
by Sir_Elderberry
Thu Nov 18, 2010 9:27 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Machine of Death!
Replies: 57
Views: 27571

Re: Machine of Death!

That then raises the question of what happens if you set up a situation in which there is no self-consistent outcome. Say, three men in a room, one tied down and tested with the Machine, one with a gun, one with a syringe of poison. If the prediction says "POISONED", the man with the gun ...
by Sir_Elderberry
Wed Nov 17, 2010 8:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9211204

Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

ArgonV wrote:Wow, I'm watching Netherlands - Turkey being played in Amsterdam and there are so much Turks in the stadium that it sounds like they're playing in Istanbul...

Not Constantinople?
by Sir_Elderberry
Sun Nov 14, 2010 12:44 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Teacher Quotes
Replies: 1764
Views: 399050

Re: Awesome Teacher Quotes

"大鱼 means big fish, like...catfish, whale."
by Sir_Elderberry
Fri Nov 12, 2010 10:29 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: "Precog evidence"
Replies: 20
Views: 2441

Re: "Precog evidence"

BlackSails wrote:You can do electrodynamics entirely with advanced and retarded potentials, and make no mention of fields.

Didn't Feynman try this, and never quite get it to work out right?
by Sir_Elderberry
Fri Nov 12, 2010 9:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9211204

Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

"It wasn't bad, but I was a little fatigued toward the end," Gay said. "I tried to stay relaxed and bring it home, but it wasn't enough."
by Sir_Elderberry
Fri Nov 12, 2010 4:52 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Would running change Earth's rotation?
Replies: 6
Views: 1220

Re: Would running change Earth's rotation?

Conservation of angular momentum says yes, I suppose. If you're running in one direction and you accelerate by pushing against the Earth, the Earth logically has to gain some momentum in the opposite direction. Obviously, it's not going to be notable.
by Sir_Elderberry
Thu Nov 11, 2010 2:12 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: pseudoscience and quantum computers
Replies: 23
Views: 3333

Re: pseudoscience and quantum computers

Quantum computing was never supposed to be infinitely fast.
by Sir_Elderberry
Thu Nov 11, 2010 1:24 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9211204

Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Hrm, I haven't really tried Domino's, I don't think. My town had Mazzio's and Pizza Hut, and on occasion I would happen to have Papa John's. (Scarcity/difference may have driven up the perceived tastiness.)
by Sir_Elderberry
Thu Nov 11, 2010 12:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9211204

Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Papa John's is my favorite pizza chain...
by Sir_Elderberry
Wed Nov 10, 2010 3:59 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9211204

Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Usually I just let that link in my signature go unnoticed, but I like what I wrote today, so I'd like to point at it.
by Sir_Elderberry
Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:14 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Facepalm TV / Doing It Wrong
Replies: 553
Views: 62566

Re: Facepalm TV / Doing It Wrong

Hah, I remember that. Yeah, Trek isn't scientific, and honestly it doesn't try very hard to be either. (On the bright side, soon you'll be done with season two, and the show will get good.)
by Sir_Elderberry
Sun Nov 07, 2010 3:40 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Conception
Replies: 371
Views: 48860

Re: Inception

mutestorm wrote:You'd think condensing so much dream time into such a small amount of real time would melt somebody's brain. Literally.

Spoiler:
Er, maybe that's how Limbo goes about "turning your brain to scrambled eggs?"
by Sir_Elderberry
Sat Nov 06, 2010 5:48 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Remember Remember....
Replies: 7
Views: 1651

Re: Remember Remember....

A friend of mine was wearing her mask today. We were talking after school while she waited for a ride. A freshman friend of mine from band came up to us and inquired about the mask. My friend then launched into the giant monologue from when V meets Evey. Every word, by heart. It was amazing. Memori...
by Sir_Elderberry
Sat Nov 06, 2010 4:56 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Regarding the Quantum Mechanics of Electrons
Replies: 22
Views: 2066

Re: Regarding the Quantum Mechanics of Electrons

The relativity thread was originally just "common questions"--relativity's just the most common, so we put it in the thread title.
by Sir_Elderberry
Fri Nov 05, 2010 3:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What do you do if you wake up X centuries ago?
Replies: 44
Views: 5378

Re: What do you do if you wake up X centuries ago?

Depends on the century. In 1600 or later I could probably do fairly well as a physicist--depending on the time frame I could help with mechanics, electricity and magnetism, or if i get dropped off after Michelson-Morley, I could beat Einstein to the punch. Before then I'm not sure my contributions w...
by Sir_Elderberry
Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:15 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Chemistry Safety
Replies: 24
Views: 2390

Re: Chemistry Safety

A professor at my university has a trick where he puts LN into his mouth and immediately spits it back out, which looks really cool. Apparently last time he went to the dentist the dentist was absolutely baffled at all the tiny cracks in his teeth...
by Sir_Elderberry
Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:55 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: N-body reproduction
Replies: 14
Views: 1757

Re: N-body reproduction

(Not a biologist. What follows is speculation.) Possibly a matter of balance. I know there's a sort of balance in evolution--too much genetic mixing and you don't get a stable gene pool, mutations, etc. Too little and, well, you can't adapt. So maybe two is just the right number as far as being able...
by Sir_Elderberry
Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:11 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Guy on facebook page denies germ theory
Replies: 39
Views: 5880

Re: Guy on facebook page deny's germ theory

He's a nut. Plain, pure, and simple. In a world where you can buy a microscope and see a germ, in a world where the entire edifice of extremely successful medical science is built on germ theory, his position is flat-out untenable. I'll leave this here. http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/beliefs.jpg
by Sir_Elderberry
Tue Nov 02, 2010 4:56 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Chemistry Safety
Replies: 24
Views: 2390

Re: Chemistry Safety


Eye contact
: Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting
the upper and lower eyelids.

"He drowned...in recursion."
by Sir_Elderberry
Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:54 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Facepalm TV / Doing It Wrong
Replies: 553
Views: 62566

Re: Facepalm TV / Doing It Wrong

Faster-than-light travel and deflector shields are genre conventions. That is, those are places where there is a deliberate, directed assault on the laws of the physics--the writers know that they're screwing up and correct for it. Things like sound in space are another level down--by this point, th...
by Sir_Elderberry
Sun Oct 31, 2010 10:58 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: [i] - Dexterafia: Town Wins
Replies: 502
Views: 52772

Re: Invitational - Dexterafia: D2 Treacherous Times for Town

Oh, I just realized vanilla town is a possibility. Does anyone think that there's vanilla roles in this game? I had the impression that all roles had some kind of power, but it wasn't really based on anything. Does this post ping a bit for anyone else? It seems like a way to make a claim without ac...
by Sir_Elderberry
Sun Oct 31, 2010 6:15 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: [i] - Dexterafia: Town Wins
Replies: 502
Views: 52772

Re: Invitational - Dexterafia: D2 Treacherous Times for Town

Dexter only being able to kill bad guys/nontown seems more plausible now. As someone said, this combination of vig/cop has most immediate implications for Weeks, but I don't know that we ought to put too much stock in it. (Though at this point, I feel like I trust Weeks, so the next few sentences a...
by Sir_Elderberry
Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:20 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)
Replies: 2120
Views: 430516

Re: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)

A campaign in which an epic spellcaster has set the world on slowly-spreading fire/is planning to would actually be pretty cool.
by Sir_Elderberry
Fri Oct 29, 2010 12:56 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Worst song lyrics
Replies: 332
Views: 60167

Re: Worst song lyrics

Without words, we'd go back to being savages. Here, let me find the quote... For millions of years mankind lived just like the animals. Then something happened which unleashed the power of our imagination. We learned to talk. Which is why it's so stupid to write a song that disagrees with Stephen H...
by Sir_Elderberry
Fri Oct 29, 2010 6:20 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Machine of Death!
Replies: 57
Views: 27571

Re: Machine of Death!

I bought this. Partially because I like the concept, partially because I like the authors. Partially because I like that it pissed off Glenn Beck.
by Sir_Elderberry
Thu Oct 28, 2010 4:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9211204

Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

I just meant that I didn't want to have to post a TVTropes link, but ST cited "some movie rule."
by Sir_Elderberry
Thu Oct 28, 2010 3:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9211204

Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Ryan North pissed off Glenn Beck, speaking of stupid people. I'm really happy with this.

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