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by Kang
Tue Sep 20, 2011 3:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1718140

Re: Today I Learned

I have a colour laser at home. It really pays off if you are like me and once in a while paint pictures or articles or whatever but sometimes don't print a single page in weeks. Those stupid inkjets I had would always oscillate between 'out of ink' and 'ink dried out' which both pretty much meant th...
by Kang
Tue Sep 20, 2011 3:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3485372

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Ugh, I have these small, ~5mm bugs infesting my house. They kind of look like they have wings but they don't fly. They're black except a single orange horiztonal stripe across the midsection. My attempts to google for this have failed, anyone know what it might be? They don't really bother me too m...
by Kang
Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: "How Do ___ Work?" "Magic."
Replies: 36
Views: 11715

Re: "How Do ___ Work?" "Magic."

I'm convinced the general populous views electricity as magic. Honestly, it's the out-card of very vaguely sci-fi movie ever, from "electricly" duplicating matter in The Prestige to every anti-gravity system ever put on celluloid. Also, think of Harry Potter , electricity doesn't work aro...
by Kang
Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3485372

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Great. I haven't even started trying to date anyone and I'm already feeling rejected: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/06/16/okcupid-hiding-hotties-fr_n_614149.html Seriously. How can send a message like this. I don't care if "they're joking" or it's a "social experiment". Tho...
by Kang
Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 904146

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

I thought typical dwarven behaviour was getting drenched in booze and then walking through flames or enemy swords to retrieve precious socks, in the process jamming open a fortress door with their mutilated corpses?
by Kang
Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hypothetically would you fight god to save your soulmate?
Replies: 92
Views: 12779

Re: Hypothetically would you fight god to save your soulmate

First I would obtain a fiery sword forged in the flames of Betelgeuse. Betelgeuse might be a problem, but you certainly can make yourself a fiery sword. Somebody recently told me of a friend having such a project going. Basically it's a small liquid reservoir in the handle, a bit of tubing and elec...
by Kang
Sun Sep 18, 2011 5:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90172
Views: 9101327

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

I'd think the more important question is actually whether going by bike saves the environment comparable to the magnitude of a change it is to your way of life. For reasons already discussed it is obvious there is a benefit. Depending on where you live and where you go this change may be even great ...
by Kang
Sat Sep 17, 2011 11:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3485372

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Rant: How comes I've been thinking about what to write in a certain e-mail all day long and I've had something laid out earlier but then, finally writing it, I just forget half of it and it's now a complete disappointment?
Don't worry, if this didn't make sense...
by Kang
Sat Sep 17, 2011 2:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1718140

Re: Today I Learned

Prince Lexmark the Printed?
by Kang
Sat Sep 17, 2011 9:51 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90172
Views: 9101327

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Sosekopp wrote:I'll never be sure enough of my opinions to be able to argue on the internet.

You have to be more sure on the internet than otherwise?
by Kang
Sat Sep 17, 2011 9:48 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1718140

Re: Today I Learned

HP DeskJet. You know...
by Kang
Sat Sep 17, 2011 12:54 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1718140

Re: Today I Learned

You young folks these days don't enforce any particular relationship behaviour systematically...

P.S.:
Yea, to me it sounds about the same.
by Kang
Sat Sep 17, 2011 12:35 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Omegle!
Replies: 701
Views: 130012

Re: Omegle!

Last line on that is just priceless.
by Kang
Sat Sep 17, 2011 12:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hypothetically would you fight god to save your soulmate?
Replies: 92
Views: 12779

Re: Hypothetically would you fight god to save your soulmate

Given how well most 'democratic republics' have done on that whole 'heaven on earth' promise they used to come with, I sure wouldn't count on them to provide heaven in heaven. But I love the idea of a Democractic Republic of Heaven and I'll be quoting it sometimes for sure. In regard of the original...
by Kang
Fri Sep 16, 2011 8:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90172
Views: 9101327

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Rofl modern operating systems. Creating a folder in Windows 95: Right click -> Create -> Folder -> Enter a name -> Double click the folder Creating a folder in Windows 7: Right click -> Create -> Folder -> Nothing happens -> Press F5 -> A folder appears -> Enter a name -> The folder ignores the nam...
by Kang
Thu Sep 15, 2011 5:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90172
Views: 9101327

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

If you can't hear the increase from 1000 to 3000 RPM and the speed of the car is the same for a given gear as it was before, I would concur with your assumption of faulty instrumentation. If the engine actually does run at the wrong speed, there obviously are lots of things. One i'd like to throw in...
by Kang
Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Questions For The World
Replies: 2216
Views: 448882

Re: Questions For The World

Never try to skip any queues. Try not to stand in people's ways.
by Kang
Tue Sep 13, 2011 5:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90172
Views: 9101327

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

I'm going to be disliked for this, I expect, but I always preferred Apocalypse over the original two. The greater selection of weapons and the squad system really opened up the tactical front, which in my mind is what the whole game was about. I also felt that TFTD was better than EU/UD, although t...
by Kang
Mon Sep 12, 2011 5:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3485372

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

How comes that whenever I need a certain tool or piece of equipment it has just been put to use by somebody else who then proceeded to go on vacation for weeks, so I won't be able to ask them whether they still need it?
by Kang
Mon Sep 12, 2011 5:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Firearms!
Replies: 140
Views: 46093

Re: Firearms!

I'd say if you are really talking about home defence and don't go practicing a lot the ammunition capacity is a great ace up your sleeve. The basic idea being that if things have gone so wrong that you think you have to shoot somebody you probably won't want to stop and check whether you hit effect...
by Kang
Mon Sep 12, 2011 5:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90172
Views: 9101327

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Okay, now I'm going to install X-Com again. There goes my evening...
by Kang
Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3485372

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Gregarious Raconteur wrote:[rant]9-11 truthers[/rant]

I'd like to add to that the trolls who think they were funny when saying that '9/11 was the greatest day ever!' or similar things. You are not funny!
by Kang
Sun Sep 11, 2011 12:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Firearms!
Replies: 140
Views: 46093

Re: Firearms!

I'd say if you are really talking about home defence and don't go practicing a lot the ammunition capacity is a great ace up your sleeve. The basic idea being that if things have gone so wrong that you think you have to shoot somebody you probably won't want to stop and check whether you hit effecti...
by Kang
Sat Sep 10, 2011 9:44 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: A Piece of Perfection
Replies: 8
Views: 2956

Re: A Piece of Perfection

History doesn't only have the tendency to turn every sort of utopian planned society into rubble after a while, it also has a strong tendency not to follow well-understood and measurable scientific principles at all times. The half life of your theoretical society is most likely chaotic.
by Kang
Fri Sep 09, 2011 6:18 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Examples of terrible science in fiction
Replies: 195
Views: 52776

Re: Examples of terrible science in fiction

I'm watching a tv show where the premise of this episode is that a pregnant woman who is murdered isn't the mother of the baby (delivered from her uterus) because she was A and the baby is O+. Considering my grandmother and grandfather where both A and had two O children (unlikely but not impossibl...
by Kang
Fri Sep 09, 2011 6:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Google translat for metric to imperial?
Replies: 78
Views: 9864

Re: Google translat for metric to imperial?

I remember learning that the pilots were bewildered when the engines died - even a "the tanks are empty" alarm would be enough for them. Well, usually you have the fuel gauges themselves, calculations about elapsed flight time and average consumption, good old pilot feeling and - most imp...
by Kang
Fri Sep 09, 2011 6:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1718140

Re: Today I Learned

by Kang
Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:51 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Time Without Change
Replies: 69
Views: 8356

Re: Time Without Change

Provided it could happen, how would you ever realise that everything stopped? Your own perception after all relies on that, too.
by Kang
Wed Sep 07, 2011 8:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Google translat for metric to imperial?
Replies: 78
Views: 9864

Re: Google translat for metric to imperial?

Ah, thanks. I only remembered it was something about the different systems of measurements and a factor of two, I didn't quite remember how exactly they ended up doing that.
by Kang
Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Google translat for metric to imperial?
Replies: 78
Views: 9864

Re: Google translat for metric to imperial?

I remember there was a fairly famous almost-aircrash when Canada introduced the metric system because people were very used to measuring fuel in gallons and a litre is ~half as much, though. I don't know which side of the argument this is a point for, though, as that was in the 1980s if I remember c...
by Kang
Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90172
Views: 9101327

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

I personally love Courier, too, for all sorts of personal uses. It is just pleasant to read, but I have to agree that for flyers or posters it is not the best choice, for reasons mentioned above and the fact that it always ends up being sort of pale.
by Kang
Tue Sep 06, 2011 4:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Google translat for metric to imperial?
Replies: 78
Views: 9864

Re: Google translat for metric to imperial?

The point is: when people around you know them and they happen to be useful for the questions at hand there is no harm in using them at all.
by Kang
Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:59 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Living Cheaply
Replies: 72
Views: 8544

Re: Living Cheaply

Yes, that was more of a joke. The sad part is that there are a lot of people who not only think that was normal in Texas but are pretty much convinced that every single person in the US was like that.
by Kang
Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Google translat for metric to imperial?
Replies: 78
Views: 9864

Re: Google translat for metric to imperial?

Fighting Lettuce wrote:Stop using imperial units, dammit!

I deliberately use them at times. Just to annoy people.
by Kang
Mon Sep 05, 2011 6:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Living Cheaply
Replies: 72
Views: 8544

Re: Living Cheaply

On that note, just because an apartment is cheap doesn't mean you should keep renting it. We've been here two years, in the last 6 months we've had roving bunches of teens going around and spraypainting/stealing stuff... Just to show how much I like stereotypes: your location says Texas. Don't you ...
by Kang
Mon Sep 05, 2011 6:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Google translat for metric to imperial?
Replies: 78
Views: 9864

Re: Google translat for metric to imperial?

Generally everyone who has a use for that can probably just do it by him- or herself. If you can't be bothered you can also just enter it into the normal google search bar (e.g.: «200 m in ft»).
by Kang
Sun Sep 04, 2011 3:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90172
Views: 9101327

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

farnsworth wrote:MMM: How did they shoot the piano-in-a-cornfield scene in the Yoü and I music video?

Without any knowledge of said video: by hauling a piano in a cornfield?
by Kang
Sat Sep 03, 2011 9:20 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Destructive power of starships
Replies: 60
Views: 17690

Re: Destructive power of starships

Funny thing is that when Han Solo goes on about the precision necessary for a hyperspace jump he says something along the lines of: «You do it wrong, you could end up crashing into a planet!», obviously referring to how that would be bad for them, but I never quite questioned how that might be bad f...
by Kang
Sat Sep 03, 2011 9:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3485372

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

edit: although it's comforting to know that the discs broke because of shoddy boxing, and not because of frequent use. Still, there are more crappy designs. Those boxes with holes under the disc for instance. I have a Luc Besson box that came with a disc that was so scratched it wasn't playable. Si...
by Kang
Mon Aug 29, 2011 3:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3485372

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Problem with mine is that there's a good chance that the person who asked the question probably will not have learned anything. It's the most inclusive definition, but also the most vague. People actually expect to learn something from texting random questions? At of what I gathered from the ads to...

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