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by bentheimmigrant
Mon May 11, 2015 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2015 UK election & aftermath
Replies: 99
Views: 16398

Re: 2015 UK election & aftermath

Predictable. As for the Lib Dem vote collapsing, I've been expecting it since day 1 of the coalition. Because they picked up loads of votes during the 2010 campaign, it's not like those people were Lib Dem Voters TM . They liked what they heard from Clegg in the debates, and (from my experience) inc...
by bentheimmigrant
Mon Apr 13, 2015 7:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Mar 25th - Actual Important Announcement - Mod Madness 2015
Replies: 582
Views: 161148

Re: Mar 25th - Actual Important Announcement - Mod Madness 2

Red Hal wrote:I'll be back next year.


And hopefully all this year until then? We need more Red Hal around here.
by bentheimmigrant
Sun Apr 12, 2015 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3087377

Re: Post your boat race.

Oh wow, I didn't see you in that last picture.

So much nope.
by bentheimmigrant
Sun Apr 12, 2015 7:53 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3087377

Re: Post your boat race.

eSOANEM wrote:It just occurred to me that the only time I've actually watched the boat race was the last time Cambridge won. Of course, it was also the year of the swimmer so I'm not sure if starting watching it regularly's actually a good idea.

I would probably root for the protesters.
by bentheimmigrant
Sat Apr 11, 2015 6:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: [WARNING: OPINION WITHIN] Black captain america, female thor
Replies: 124
Views: 28448

Re: [WARNING: OPINION WITHIN] Black captain america, female

Idris Elba is way cooler than Colin Salmon. Fact.
by bentheimmigrant
Sat Apr 11, 2015 8:31 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1944
Views: 413029

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

Whizbang wrote:At the tone, it will now be the future.

Beeeeep.

Blood-Dzraku could not be reached for comment.


Ha!
by bentheimmigrant
Wed Apr 08, 2015 6:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Mar 25th - Actual Important Announcement - Mod Madness 2015
Replies: 582
Views: 161148

Re: Mar 25th - PROCLAMATION beside Thee SOAPBOX IN SATOR SQU

What could you possibly have to complain about???
Heathen.
by bentheimmigrant
Sat Mar 28, 2015 7:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Mar 25th - Actual Important Announcement - Mod Madness 2015
Replies: 582
Views: 161148

Re: Mar 25th - Actual Important Announcement - Mod Madness 2

It's a Pavlovian response. It makes browsing the fora in public extremely embarrassing.
by bentheimmigrant
Fri Mar 27, 2015 6:48 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Help me name my company
Replies: 31
Views: 4200

Re: Help me name my company

Cumulus is clearly the best suggestion so far, but one thing needs to be clarified: What's the first language of the majority of your potential customers?
by bentheimmigrant
Wed Mar 25, 2015 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3087377

Re: Post your boat race.

Yay, I'm younger than doogly!
by bentheimmigrant
Sat Mar 07, 2015 10:53 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15205
Views: 2716074

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

Anyway, I think that turning excess energy into straightup-force will likely be safer due to the ease at which force can be contained. Dig a ditch outside your house and put the flywheel in it. Done, for the most part. It is literally very difficult to move earth. But if it were a 25kW-hr Lithium I...
by bentheimmigrant
Sun Mar 01, 2015 5:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15205
Views: 2716074

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

US Presidential hopeful Scott Walker parallels labor unions with ISIS/ISIL/IS. http://time.com/3725078/scott-walker-unions-isis/ Most of what he says is to be expected - Down with terrorism, keep the fight away from the U.S., terrorism is a threat, etc ... The funny bit is where he seems to think h...
by bentheimmigrant
Sun Feb 22, 2015 6:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3588008

Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Wait... You have WiFi enabled beaches?
by bentheimmigrant
Tue Feb 10, 2015 12:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1944
Views: 413029

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

The third party handling the translation from speech to text is a firm called Nuance, which specialises in voice recognition, Samsung has confirmed to the BBC. So they're out-sourcing the speech recognition, rather than having it built into the TVs themselves. I think that's the standard now. Acces...
by bentheimmigrant
Sat Feb 07, 2015 6:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Questions For The World
Replies: 2216
Views: 458707

Re: Questions For The World

http://io9.com/americans-why-do-you-keep-refrigerating-your-eggs-1465309529 A pretty good summary of the egg thing. I don't think it mentioned the other reason I've heard, which is that the porous egg shell picks up food smells, which there are more of in a fridge. Also, we keep eggs on the counter,...
by bentheimmigrant
Sat Feb 07, 2015 8:31 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Questions For The World
Replies: 2216
Views: 458707

Re: Questions For The World

Do you store your ketchup in the fridge or not? In Sweden (and the rest of the Nordic countries, if I'm to believe what the back of the ketchup bottle says) we store ketchup bottles in fridges, though I know when I lived in England no-one stored their ketchup in fridges, and I know that restaurants...
by bentheimmigrant
Sat Feb 07, 2015 8:03 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Are you Ready for some "Football"!!! NFL Discussion
Replies: 804
Views: 169316

Re: Are you Ready for some "Football"!!! NFL Discussion

K-R wrote:They would've had two more chances after an incomplete pass, because of the timeout.

They would only have had one more chance after a failed run.


No. They would have to throw it on 3rd if they ran and called a timeout, then it would be their choice if that was incomplete.
by bentheimmigrant
Sat Jan 24, 2015 10:12 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15205
Views: 2716074

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

Mothers banned from breastfeeding at conference aimed at 'removing the barriers' to breastfeeding. Organisers for the event, titled “Shifting the Curve - Sharing the Challenge Breastfeeding Summit”, said it was "open to everyone who works with children and families" and aimed to “remove s...
by bentheimmigrant
Sat Jan 17, 2015 8:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Cleverbot's disturbing pattern
Replies: 14
Views: 5059

Re: Cleverbot's disturbing pattern

Well, if you asked the question, "if we allow the internet to teach a bot how to converse, what kind of person will it become?", would you expect any other answer?
by bentheimmigrant
Sat Jan 17, 2015 8:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Obama supports Municipal Internet
Replies: 6
Views: 3490

Re: Obama supports Municipal Internet

I love that pope is a verb.
by bentheimmigrant
Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:22 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Acceptance of Corruption and Communism.
Replies: 36
Views: 11704

Re: Acceptance of Corruption and Communism.

Because election gives them legitimacy?
by bentheimmigrant
Mon Jan 05, 2015 11:25 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Acceptance of Corruption and Communism.
Replies: 36
Views: 11704

Re: Acceptance of Corruption and Communism.

On education: 1. A mandatory education enforced using some sort of financial mechanism is fairly standard. What point are you trying to make with that? 2. In the UK, students always advance to the next year of education. There is no bureaucratic method of holding kids back, that I'm aware of. On pri...
by bentheimmigrant
Sat Dec 13, 2014 7:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1944
Views: 413029

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

Can't a bot just take some recordings of people clicking on a box and then use those cursor movements? Maybe they randomly position the cursor and/or box between screens? They could also move the box when you get close to it... A box that moves when your cursor gets close to it sounds incredibly an...
by bentheimmigrant
Thu Dec 04, 2014 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1944
Views: 413029

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

bigglesworth wrote:Can't a bot just take some recordings of people clicking on a box and then use those cursor movements?

Maybe they randomly position the cursor and/or box between screens? They could also move the box when you get close to it...
by bentheimmigrant
Thu Oct 16, 2014 7:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: xkcd fora's favorite charities
Replies: 23
Views: 7895

Re: xkcd fora's favorite charities

I'd go for supporting your local food bank.
by bentheimmigrant
Wed Oct 15, 2014 7:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Rossi Cold Fusion Validated by Swedish Skeptic's Society
Replies: 77
Views: 22339

Re: Rossi Cold Fusion Validated by Swedish Skeptic's Society

"oil futures have remained volatile since"... Nothing to do with crises in Russia/Ukraine and the Middle East, fracking, or the fact that oil futures are generally a volatile market...
by bentheimmigrant
Sun Jul 20, 2014 8:25 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1944
Views: 413029

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

So I have a wireless charger for my phone. I literally never have to plug it in, and it's always got power. And I'm years behind on the gadget scene. This is the future. I've never really understood the point of that besides "ooh, that's neat!" It's mainly the lack of hassle. My phone nee...
by bentheimmigrant
Fri Jul 18, 2014 10:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1944
Views: 413029

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

So I have a wireless charger for my phone. I literally never have to plug it in, and it's always got power. And I'm years behind on the gadget scene. This is the future.
by bentheimmigrant
Thu Jul 03, 2014 3:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Questions For The World
Replies: 2216
Views: 458707

Re: Questions For The World

A, singular, pickle? Then what do you call a whole pickled cucumber that hasn't been diced and mashed and turned into a sauce? A gherkin. So if you take a bunch of "gherkins", dice and mash them and mix them with some other stuff into a sauce, that sauce is "a pickle"? Similar t...
by bentheimmigrant
Wed Jul 02, 2014 8:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Questions For The World
Replies: 2216
Views: 458707

Re: Questions For The World

Back to pickles/relishes, in the uk we'd likely call American relish a pickle. Though it is vastly inferior to the one true pickle.
by bentheimmigrant
Mon May 19, 2014 9:01 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: A new way to produce hydroelectricity
Replies: 38
Views: 9495

Re: A new way to produce hydroelectricity

Beyond what Phlip et al have pointed out, there is another fundamental flaw in the plan... Because the air piston inside the tank supports 65 tons of lead compared to only 10 tons of water which is inside the tank If you have a volume that holds 10 tonnes of water, and it is instead filled with air,...
by bentheimmigrant
Sun May 18, 2014 6:51 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: A new way to produce hydroelectricity
Replies: 38
Views: 9495

Re: A new way to produce hydroelectricity

If it takes more energy to drive the water out of the tanks than what you are able to generate then it’s obviously not a viable idea. No. Every possible method will take more energy than you recover. There is no viable idea that takes less energy to drive out of the tanks than what it took to put i...
by bentheimmigrant
Sat May 17, 2014 2:10 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: A new way to produce hydroelectricity
Replies: 38
Views: 9495

Re: A new way to produce hydroelectricity

I’ll be the first one to put my hand up and admit that I’m not an expert on air compressors nor that I am an expert mathematician, but I do find your statement that a compressor capable of producing 200m3 of air @ 20 bars would require 40MW of electricity to operate. I’m not saying that you are wro...
by bentheimmigrant
Fri May 16, 2014 10:56 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Calculating error from systematic errors
Replies: 7
Views: 1833

Re: Calculating error from systematic errors

Well... It's easy when you know all the relationships and the constants. I still have some gaps to fill, but hopefully I'll have another sit down tomorrow and get through it. And hopefully the examiner is happy with the assumptions I make.
by bentheimmigrant
Tue May 13, 2014 12:57 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Calculating error from systematic errors
Replies: 7
Views: 1833

Re: Calculating error from systematic errors

Ok, that makes sense, I think. I'm glad you redid the equation, because I had no idea what "quadrature" meant... Any idea if that equation has a name?
by bentheimmigrant
Tue May 13, 2014 12:09 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Calculating error from systematic errors
Replies: 7
Views: 1833

Re: Calculating error from systematic errors

The general technique for calculating errors is to use partial derivatives: if y = f(x 1 , x 2 , x 3 , ..., x n ) then Δy = ∂f/∂x 1 Δx 1 + ∂f/∂x 2 Δx 2 + ∂f/∂x 3 Δx 3 + ... ∂f/∂x n Δx n Where Δx is the absolute error in x. Often you'll end up with the equation simplifying if you put it in terms of ...
by bentheimmigrant
Tue May 13, 2014 11:01 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Calculating error from systematic errors
Replies: 7
Views: 1833

Calculating error from systematic errors

Does anyone know some good resources for estimating the effect of input error on the results of equations? As an example, if I have a batch reaction, and I assume it follows the standard batch equation: dC A /dt=-r A Going with first order kinetics, we'll define r A =kC A This ends up as C A =C A0 e...
by bentheimmigrant
Sun Mar 09, 2014 1:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15205
Views: 2716074

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

Yeah, there are apocryphal stories of the KJV translators all separately arriving at identical translations.

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