## Search found 1201 matches

Sat Feb 21, 2009 1:35 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Your favourite sounds in music?
Replies: 53
Views: 3829

### Re: Your favourite sounds in music?

In no particular order, and in no relation to each other: -muted trumpet -upright string bass -striking silence (nobody in the band is playing) at some point in the middle of a song -any time signature that causes me to have to think to figure out what it is (I'm looking at you, Neil Peart) -suspend...
Sat Feb 21, 2009 1:21 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Randomize Your Library, Post First Song
Replies: 212
Views: 17438

### Re: Randomize Your Library, Post First Song

Pigs on the Wing (Part Two), by Pink Floyd, in Animals.
Sat Feb 21, 2009 1:11 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Replies: 110
Views: 29761

Must the cat land on all of its feet? Can the legs be broken on impact or under the force of the buttered toast?

I propose that the cat lands on the buttered side of the toast, with its legs bent backward so that the feet touch the floor at the same time. Poor kitty.
Sat Feb 21, 2009 1:07 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Calculus Homework: Integration
Replies: 9
Views: 2258

### Re: Calculus Homework: Integration

My teacher ruined the fun by telling us, "∫1/x dx is ln|x| + C. Remember it, because it is one of the most useful integrations you will use."
Sat Feb 21, 2009 1:03 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Straightedge and graph paper geometry
Replies: 25
Views: 2649

### Re: Straightedge and graph paper geometry

I constructed an equilateral triangle just now using a pencil, a straightedge, and a piece of paper. -Draw a line of arbitrary length from the end of the straightedge. -Rotate the straightedge about the corner you started at whilst holding your pencil at the length of the line you made about 70 degr...
Sat Feb 21, 2009 12:52 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Plural possessive of Baggins
Replies: 21
Views: 6946

### Re: Plural possessive of Baggins

In elementary school (US), I remember being told that singular nouns ending in an 's' get just an apostrophe at the end.

Jesus', Moses', Baggins', etc.
Thu Feb 19, 2009 3:18 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What's your favorite element? and the one you hate the most?
Replies: 98
Views: 10180

### Re: What's your favorite element? and the one you hate the most?

My favorite element is probably copper because of the color.

My least favorite is probably Bismuth because it is boring and Pepto-Bismol tastes awful.
Thu Feb 19, 2009 3:06 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Replies: 110
Views: 29761

Clearly the cat lands on its feet then rolls over on its back, smearing the butter on the floor. CT symmetry* is still conserved without violating conservation of energy. *cat-toast But as soon as the cat touches the ground, the toast takes over and continues to accelerate downwards and rotates. Th...
Sun Feb 15, 2009 3:54 am UTC
Forum: General
Replies: 52
Views: 7069

Here's my bony spider of a hand. Relatively large compared to those of most people that I meet. The paper is 8.5" x 11".
Sun Feb 15, 2009 3:47 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What is the integral of displacement?
Replies: 28
Views: 22406

### Re: Acceleration : Velocity :: V : Position :: Position : ???

I think it gives you distance traveled, as opposed to displacement. I could be wrong.
Sun Feb 08, 2009 4:09 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Downwind faster than the wind
Replies: 262
Views: 33435

### Re: Downwind faster than the wind

As people have been asked to do experiments first, then to get theory from them... I thought I'd ad a really simple way to test the device. Take out the wind, and use your hand (as in the example of the wind up toy) If you have any lego etc, build a cart which is powered by turning a handle on top ...
Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:18 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: tricked out bottle rocket, or sinker?
Replies: 15
Views: 1903

### Re: tricked out bottle rocket, or sinker?

Carnildo wrote:Off-the-wall idea: Take a standard 2-liter bottle, thin the walls until just before holes start forming, and fill the bottle with helium (no water). Seal the cap and watch it slowly float away.

This.

Is 60 psi at standard temperature or room temperature? You could pressurize it in a freezer.
Fri Feb 06, 2009 3:43 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Got an ipod...now what?
Replies: 15
Views: 1421

### Re: Got an ipod...now what?

There are plenty of solutions. Podcasts are one. Another is to rip movies from DVD to .mov format and load them onto the iPod to watch. It's free, and not piracy. Third is to listen to some music, duh.
Fri Feb 06, 2009 3:41 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Ultimate Forum Song
Replies: 39
Views: 4026

### Re: Ultimate Forum Song

"So ya
thought ya
might" - In the Flesh, Pink Floyd
Fri Feb 06, 2009 3:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Incredible zero-Google phrase: "Sued xkcd"
Replies: 27
Views: 4338

### Re: Incredible zero-Google phrase: "Sued xkcd"

"sue randall munroe" has 0.
Fri Feb 06, 2009 3:27 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Build an Arsenal
Replies: 175
Views: 15083

### Re: Build an Arsenal

A longbow and 9 arrows.
Fri Feb 06, 2009 3:25 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Vending machine!
Replies: 11568
Views: 1061133

### Re: Vending machine!

You get the asshole who left the empty box on the table after taking it.

I put in a pair of wool socks.
Thu Feb 05, 2009 3:33 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Waterpowered eggcannon
Replies: 9
Views: 1078

### Re: Waterpowered eggcannon

Use electricity to boil it, and when there is a lot of pressure in the tank, release a valve to shoot the egg out of a PVC tube.
Thu Feb 05, 2009 3:29 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Organic Vegetables
Replies: 73
Views: 4647

### Organic Vegetables

I see these at the store, and say, "Damn, I wish the cheaper ones had carbon, too."

I suppose this thread can be about dual meanings of scientific terms where the other meanings annoy you.
Thu Feb 05, 2009 3:27 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Alternate forms of launching stuff into space
Replies: 51
Views: 4909

### Re: Alternate forms of launching stuff into space

A large catapult. We could hit the moon with bowling balls and other projectiles.
Thu Feb 05, 2009 3:21 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How to stop a room from smelling like cat
Replies: 9
Views: 898

### Re: How to stop a room from smelling like cat

Motion-sensitive double-door with a vent that goes outside for hourly ventilation. The gap between doors should be a bit larger than the cat, obviously, and contain a fan blowing air out like a fume hood to the same vent whenever the outer door is opened. EDIT: maybe also have a hatch so a human can...
Thu Feb 05, 2009 2:59 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Would you rather be happy and healthy, or free?
Replies: 27
Views: 2829

### Re: Would you rather be happy and healthy, or free?

Although the efforts to ensure your happiness and health would end. I think they wouldn't. If you could choose between any two desserts or a big cake, could you not choose a big cake as one of the two desserts anyway? There is no clause stating otherwise. If freedom is required for my happiness, an...
Thu Feb 05, 2009 2:57 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What's your favourite Greek letter to write?
Replies: 73
Views: 5670

### Re: What's your favourite Greek letter to write?

Uppercase Gamma.

I like how it's just an upside-down L.
Thu Feb 05, 2009 2:55 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Would you rather be happy and healthy, or free?
Replies: 27
Views: 2829

### Re: Would you rather be happy and healthy, or free?

If I am happy, then I need nothing else. Therefore, if there is a way for me to not be free and be happy anyway, there must be no problem with my situation and so I don't care about not being truly free. The loophole is that should I grow unhappy with my lack of freedom, I will be freed in order to ...
Thu Feb 05, 2009 2:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9397525

### Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (now with 20% more fungus!)

God, I miss Samurai Jack...

Thu Feb 05, 2009 2:09 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Post next in this thread and
Replies: 80
Views: 7430

### Re: Post next in this thread and

It's okay, I already posted there.

The next poster would be better off checking to see that they have put gas in their car for the commute tomorrow.
Thu Feb 05, 2009 2:03 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Fact or Crap: English Words Edition
Replies: 66
Views: 6390

### Re: Fact or Crap: English Words Edition

Fact

cool, although not English, apparently

subtribiation
Thu Feb 05, 2009 1:58 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Word evolution
Replies: 666
Views: 47414

### Re: Word evolution

Thu Feb 05, 2009 1:49 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: If you cry, you lose
Replies: 127
Views: 34109

### Re: If you cry, you lose

BomanTheBear wrote:I consider myself a stone-cold motherfucker.

I just lost. Nothing else on the internet has ever made me cry. Ever.

Now I have a headache and my nose is runny, and my eyes are all swollen. *deep breath*
Thu Feb 05, 2009 1:34 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Word evolution
Replies: 666
Views: 47414

### Re: Word evolution

Thu Feb 05, 2009 1:22 am UTC
Forum: General
Replies: 221
Views: 18495

I've always wanted to tell whoever was closest to me some obscure address to go to and ask for "Eddie", and to tell Eddie that the code is 23-45-09-25-67-R, and that if the code was forgotten, many people would be endangered.

Of course, I'd get finished saying the code once, and then die.
Wed Feb 04, 2009 2:21 am UTC
Forum: School
Replies: 655
Views: 164985

Semester 2 schedule:

AP Spanish
Jazz Band
AP Calculus AB/BC
Weight Training I

Physics
H English II
AP Calculus AB/BC
AP US History
Wed Feb 04, 2009 2:13 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Break up with the person above you
Replies: 1223
Views: 97523

### Re: Break up with the person above you

I can't handle wishy-washy types. Pick a relationship and stay with it, but this one isn't it.
Sat Jan 31, 2009 4:27 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Suggest a hobby
Replies: 31
Views: 2518

### Re: Suggest a hobby

If you're going for originality, might I suggest something in a less popular style, perhaps the flugelhorn? Trumpets are easier to come by, generally cheaper, and essentially the same. If you can play trumpet, you can play cornet, flugelhorn, piccolo trumpet, and a few more I believe. Trumpets are ...
Sat Jan 31, 2009 12:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Velociraptor kill shot?
Replies: 26
Views: 11230

### Re: Velociraptor kill shot?

In the egg. When it has yet to hatch.

That's the only guarantee.
Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Things You Carry
Replies: 190
Views: 30993

### Re: The Things You Carry

Left Pocket: -iPod, headphones -Nintendo DS (until recently, when it broke) -2GB flash drive Right Pocket: -Wallet -Neosporin lip treatment stuff -small piece of paper with phone numbers and emails on it Hoodie Pocket(s): -pen -house key -cell phone Bookbag: -3x3x3 Rubik's cube -5x5x5 Rubik's cube -...
Tue Jan 13, 2009 7:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Can you lick your elbow?
Replies: 47
Views: 6329

### Re: Can you lick your elbow?

I'd be interested in knowing the heights of the people that can do it.

At 5'11, I can't. My arms and legs are longer than most.
Sun Jan 11, 2009 2:59 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Oops, I accidentally a whole meme.
Replies: 153
Views: 23067

### Re: Oops, I accidentally a whole meme.

Sun Jan 11, 2009 2:54 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep! The magic of REM...
Replies: 14
Views: 1700

### Re: Sleep! The magic of REM...

I'm up at 5:30 each school day, so 10:30 it is for me.
Sun Jan 11, 2009 2:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: xkcd gets stingy with letters?
Replies: 13
Views: 1375

### Re: xkcd gets stingy with letters?

Firefox 3.0.5, Macintosh OS 10.5.5, reporting all clear.