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by eviloatmeal
Tue Jan 26, 2016 1:43 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: *almost* the best superpower in the world
Replies: 703
Views: 88531

Re: *almost* the best superpower in the world

But only cars. You can't lift a cup or a pair of socks or a hair on your head. Just full-size cars.

I can see sound. (It is a real superpower, of course, and I wish I had it.)
by eviloatmeal
Tue Jan 26, 2016 10:17 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: *almost* the best superpower in the world
Replies: 703
Views: 88531

Re: *almost* the best superpower in the world

Paper airplanes.

I have x-ray vision.
by eviloatmeal
Tue Jan 26, 2016 10:15 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Mornington Crescent
Replies: 2654
Views: 245642

Re: Mornington Crescent

King's Cross

Shunt to Northern line.
by eviloatmeal
Tue Jan 26, 2016 10:10 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14997
Views: 2390255

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


Majestic. Almost like a bearded asteroid.
by eviloatmeal
Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:56 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Mornington Crescent
Replies: 2654
Views: 245642

Re: Mornington Crescent

I think it's still a bit premature to say the game's been handed to eviloatmeal when they haven't done another move yet. We just need to keep dragging the game in the direction we need as quickly as possible before they next post. London Bridge You can't play a noun / proper noun combo while playin...
by eviloatmeal
Fri Jan 22, 2016 2:28 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Instruments you wish you played
Replies: 86
Views: 82481

Re: Instruments you wish you played

Contrabass.

Or guqin.

It's the whole "live in a broom closet and work all day to pay the rent" problem. If I could afford it, I wouldn't have the time. If I had the time, I couldn't afford a meal, let alone a 2 grand block of wood with strings on top.
by eviloatmeal
Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:34 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Incredible Changing Sentence
Replies: 5621
Views: 611824

Re: The Incredible Changing Sentence

Because of "If McGuire Has Not Harmonized Sufficiently Violently Yeti", my platinum clock knew the rotten pizza I then create is definitely Dirty Harry, sir.
by eviloatmeal
Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:33 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Mornington Crescent
Replies: 2654
Views: 245642

Re: Mornington Crescent

Echo244 wrote:so you're left going round and round forever.

Earl's Court

I don't see a reason not to play out an infinite game, so:

Victoria
by eviloatmeal
Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:20 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0141: "Sunbeam"
Replies: 81
Views: 34258

Re: What-If 0141: "Sunbeam"

I would think that it would be something like http://what-if.xkcd.com/57/ but on a much larger scale. Yes, more of a snap than a clop. That sounds reasonable. Hmm, that's a possibility for a new what-if: What if the Earth were sliced in half with a giant laser beam X meters wide? I'm thinking more ...
by eviloatmeal
Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:43 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Escape the Frictionless Circle
Replies: 156
Views: 52830

Re: Escape the Frictionless Circle

SDK wrote:Gold is softer than lead.

I don't think it is...

I might be reading my hardness charts upside-down, but I'm pretty sure lead is much softer[1].
by eviloatmeal
Thu Jan 21, 2016 2:57 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0142: "Space Jetta"
Replies: 21
Views: 17420

Re: What-If 0142: "Space Jetta"

I think most available ways of getting a Jetta out of the atmosphere in the first place are good for more than 20 or 30 tons of CO2, though. What if we built a big tube - sort of like a hydraulic lift - and then lifted the Jetta up out of the atmosphere by pumping CO 2 in underneath it? That way we...
by eviloatmeal
Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:57 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Mornington Crescent
Replies: 2654
Views: 245642

Re: Mornington Crescent

Oxford Circus
by eviloatmeal
Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:42 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Mornington Crescent
Replies: 2654
Views: 245642

Re: Mornington Crescent

I don't know, sounds too confusing, to me.

Why don't we just play a round of the '76 amendments, with simplified Oyster card balances and no graffiti checks?
by eviloatmeal
Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:36 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0141: "Sunbeam"
Replies: 81
Views: 34258

Re: What-If 0141: "Sunbeam"

Assume you're standing very close to the coconut Earth. I'm not concerned about the sound traveling any considerable distance, just what it would sound like. I'm thinking "dull thud", but maybe some of the molten stuff would make a squelch, if it's still in any sort of molten state after t...
by eviloatmeal
Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:32 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0142: "Space Jetta"
Replies: 21
Views: 17420

Re: What-If 0142: "Space Jetta"

(brief google doesn't find a convenient short clip of the video, at least available in my country, but basically one of the many cables catches on something, the machine tears itself apart and hurls the mini a grand total of 9m backwards) There's lots of footage of other trebuchets ripping themselv...
by eviloatmeal
Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:22 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Escape the Frictionless Circle
Replies: 156
Views: 52830

Re: Escape the Frictionless Circle

Just how soft is 24-carat gold? Can you flatten 20-cm cube of gold by repeatedly jumping on it? I'm thinking soft enough that you could yank the chain off the block, if you put some effort into it, but not quite soft enough that it would be practical to treat it like a goomba. At least not in a fri...
by eviloatmeal
Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:16 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0141: "Sunbeam"
Replies: 81
Views: 34258

Re: What-If 0141: "Sunbeam"

ijuin wrote:Roughly, then, the beam becomes an enormous laser cutter-like effect that effectively slices the Earth in half as the planet moves past, with only the Earth's gravity preventing the two halves from separating.

Do the two halves make a coconut clop sound when they snap together?
by eviloatmeal
Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:08 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0142: "Space Jetta"
Replies: 21
Views: 17420

Re: What-If 0142: "Space Jetta"

phlip wrote:Also: Randall pls.

GOOMHP

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Last week I chalk it up to a typo, but looks like it's continuing, and it's getting a wee tad annoying.
by eviloatmeal
Wed Jan 20, 2016 1:12 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: "This X that/who I don't know its/their Y"?
Replies: 7
Views: 3208

Re: "This X that/who I don't know its/their Y"?

Sounds like two different clauses (is that the correct cake for it?) as far as I can tell: "This guy who, (I don't even know his job), (missing verb) " German might be different, but it certainly wouldn't work any better in Norwegian: "Denne karen som jeg ikke en gang vet hans jobb.&q...
by eviloatmeal
Tue Jan 19, 2016 1:19 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: I trust science. So I let it make decisions for me.
Replies: 22
Views: 4990

Re: I trust science. So I let it make decisions for me.

KarenRei wrote:Great: Carnivora

Wolf, hyena, grizzly bear, seal, lynx, walrus...

Yeah, great.

Also, a dugong would make a fantastic pet.
by eviloatmeal
Tue Jan 19, 2016 1:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1631: "Longer Than Usual"
Replies: 39
Views: 8279

Re: 1631: "Longer Than Usual"

I'd be mildly surprised if Google's attempt at localisation wasn't based on trying to connect data about you from around the web, analyse your writing style, and then attempt to communicate with you in exactly the same writing style... That would be extremely creepy. I think I would freak out if so...
by eviloatmeal
Tue Jan 19, 2016 1:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1631: "Longer Than Usual"
Replies: 39
Views: 8279

Re: 1631: "Longer Than Usual"

Again, if you're going to invest the effort to make a convincing talker bot, then fine, but otherwise please keep it boring. You wouldn't want Google's attempt at localization, though, would you? "Ah, tits! Sumfink's not workin', innit?" "Bloody hell, it's gone down the pan again!&qu...
by eviloatmeal
Tue Jan 19, 2016 8:14 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Great Quotes From the Wrong People
Replies: 63
Views: 8630

Re: Great Quotes From the Wrong People

"Failure is always an option." - Franz Reichelt
by eviloatmeal
Tue Jan 19, 2016 8:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28547
Views: 3160165

Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Fucking place smelled like an ashtray. They had delicious fresh-baked Krispy Kreme, though. Up here by the North Pole we only get donuts once a year. Oh, and a giant arcade with a built-in rollercoaster. I don't understand why only one casino has pinball and donuts. Well, Excalibur also has pinball...
by eviloatmeal
Mon Jan 18, 2016 2:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1631: "Longer Than Usual"
Replies: 39
Views: 8279

Re: 1631: "Longer Than Usual"

...specialist computers to connect you to some sort of media store and digital rights management system? Even that is faster and more convenient with a computer, and you're not stuck with just the one form of DRM - you can choose between Steam, Origin, Uplay, etc.. Or, of course, choose no DRM at a...
by eviloatmeal
Mon Jan 18, 2016 2:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1105: "License Plate"
Replies: 91
Views: 29247

Re: 1105: "License Plate"

Was a "problem" for years with the in-game font in EVE. Is and ls, Bs and 8s, Ds and 0s, etc.. It's also a practice in Starcraft, whereby professionals (and others who want some amount of anonymity) use handles comprising |s and Is. 1ll11ll11lll11ll111lll1l1l1llll11lll1l11111111llll1l1l1l1...
by eviloatmeal
Mon Jan 18, 2016 1:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1631: "Longer Than Usual"
Replies: 39
Views: 8279

Re: 1631: "Longer Than Usual"

I decided to purchase three games last night on the PS4 store. Ignoring the fact that you're using a device which inherently exists solely for plug-and-play convenience, and neither getting plug nor play out of it, I still think you should have tried reloading gmail to see if that would have been a...
by eviloatmeal
Mon Jan 18, 2016 12:05 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Mornington Crescent
Replies: 2654
Views: 245642

Re: Mornington Crescent

Vytron wrote:what if we try to create a Forum Version of the game??

I tried that, remember? It wasn't very popular. :P :P :P
by eviloatmeal
Mon Jan 18, 2016 12:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28547
Views: 3160165

Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

phlip wrote:Some of those casino facades are very realistic.

And the air quality on the average casino floor wouldn't be inaccurately described as "volcanic fog".
by eviloatmeal
Mon Jan 18, 2016 11:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1631: "Longer Than Usual"
Replies: 39
Views: 8279

Re: 1631: "Longer Than Usual"

Neil_Boekend wrote:And what about when a program decides to die during saving, killing the saved file with it (Yes I am looking at you, MS Word 2000-ish)?

That's an entirely different part of the flowchart branching off of "defenestrate closest piece of hardware, unplugging optional".
by eviloatmeal
Mon Jan 18, 2016 11:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1631: "Longer Than Usual"
Replies: 39
Views: 8279

Re: 1631: "Longer Than Usual"

That would fall in between the two scenarios - not as bad as "give up and go to bed", but certainly worse than "try refreshing".
by eviloatmeal
Mon Jan 18, 2016 9:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1631: "Longer Than Usual"
Replies: 39
Views: 8279

Re: 1631: "Longer Than Usual"

I don't see how it is amusing or interesting however. What's funny to me is the juxtaposition of different time scales: A problem like "Gmail is taking longer than usual" is on the order of "7 seconds is at the upper bound of how long you can be bothered to wait for a webpage to load...
by eviloatmeal
Mon Jan 18, 2016 8:56 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Mornington Crescent
Replies: 2654
Views: 245642

Re: Mornington Crescent

I don't mind. I'll have to figure out a costume, though, as I don't have one at hand. As such, don't bother looking for me when you get there - even if you knew what I looked like, I'll be in disguise. So my first move is to actually fly to London in real life , and I'll make a follow-up move when* ...
by eviloatmeal
Fri Jan 15, 2016 2:33 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Monitors and resolution.
Replies: 21
Views: 12938

Re: Monitors and resolution.

Neil_Boekend wrote:There are pixels sticking out of your screen. You should have someone look at that. I heard they are as dangerous as asbestos.

Obviously each monitor comes with a projector on the back, to create that full-detail ambient light around the screen. :P

Ambient lights work like this.
by eviloatmeal
Fri Jan 15, 2016 1:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1630: "Quadcopter"
Replies: 34
Views: 6516

Re: 1630: "Quadcopter"

Makes sense. Sub props are designed for quietness, and are larger than quads (not to mention quad props), and also have a larger multitude of blades.
by eviloatmeal
Fri Jan 15, 2016 1:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1630: "Quadcopter"
Replies: 34
Views: 6516

Re: 1630: "Quadcopter"

cellocgw wrote:Maybe they need to replace the rotary wings with a structure that rotates at 100kHz, so well out of aural range.

You just need bigger, multier-bladed props.
by eviloatmeal
Fri Jan 15, 2016 8:12 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Mornington Crescent
Replies: 2654
Views: 245642

Re: Mornington Crescent

SDK wrote:I'm not even playing anymore, but I have to point out that that move is illegal. Jumble's still sitting on Belsize Park. I assume he made that move to reverse flow on the Northern line.

Is that from one of the Lyttleton addendums? Those rules are only implicitly used on leap years...
by eviloatmeal
Thu Jan 14, 2016 10:56 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28547
Views: 3160165

Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

I mean, why block all Javascript on Chrome when you allow it on Internet Explorer? If you were a cracker, would you trust IE not to crash before you could exploit it? If the darned thing doesn't even work as intended under normal circumstances, I wouldn't expect it to do anything less than irrepara...
by eviloatmeal
Thu Jan 14, 2016 10:49 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Mornington Crescent
Replies: 2654
Views: 245642

Re: Mornington Crescent

It blocks Goodge, and it's on the circle line, which opens Mornington Crescent.

Mornington Crescent
by eviloatmeal
Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:30 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Mornington Crescent
Replies: 2654
Views: 245642

Re: Mornington Crescent

Queen's Head & Artichoke Which leads me to Euston through Victoria. See how that worked out? You may do that. But, do you want to? Yes, because as you can tell by the state of the game, Goodge is open, unless you get back on the circle line, in which case Mornington Crescent would be open inste...

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