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by Kang
Sat Nov 19, 2011 5:35 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Sci-Fi Short Story
Replies: 8
Views: 4341

Re: Sci-Fi Short Story

They could manoeuvre into the L5 point using those thrusters, though.
by Kang
Sat Nov 19, 2011 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90173
Views: 9106237

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

dumbzebra wrote:It's how I keep my sanity.

Obviously.
by Kang
Sat Nov 19, 2011 3:52 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Sci-Fi Weapons and Technology
Replies: 16
Views: 5216

Re: Sci-Fi Weapons and Technology

For example: Battlestar Galactica's FTL Drives - The drive folds space and punches the ship through to the destination. or, Homeworld 's Kinetic Kill weapons don't send the ships sailing backwards through space due to massive shock absorbers. Wow. Now they are finally completely clear to me. Don't ...
by Kang
Sat Nov 19, 2011 3:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90173
Views: 9106237

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

It's funny; my memories of skipping a grade were the teacher asking me if I wanted to and walking me to the next class; recently my parents told me it took them weeks of agonizing reflection, several meetings with the teachers, etc. Thinking back on it, the issue is pretty complex. Is a child being...
by Kang
Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90173
Views: 9106237

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

Kewangji wrote:
Kang wrote:So I take it 'SeX K C D' is going to be a whole series?

For those of us not in the loop… huh?

Just a 'porn titles' reprise.
by Kang
Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90173
Views: 9106237

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

So I take it 'SeX K C D' is going to be a whole series?
by Kang
Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90173
Views: 9106237

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

Someone I know compiled a list of those a few years ago. I only remember the favourites being 'In Diana Jones' and - following a series of transportation-themed titles it's pinnacle 'Maglev of Lust'.
by Kang
Sun Nov 13, 2011 6:19 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Examples of terrible science in fiction
Replies: 195
Views: 52783

Re: Examples of terrible science in fiction

The principles behind the fact that losing the moon would be... lets say unfortunate certainly were known at the time, but as far as I know the whole question of what made a planet habitable just hadn't been discussed as it is now. Oh, if he'd not been able to tell them apart, I'd have been fine wit...
by Kang
Sat Nov 12, 2011 10:30 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Examples of terrible science in fiction
Replies: 195
Views: 52783

Re: Examples of terrible science in fiction

Not exactly sci-fi, but I remember reading a war comic when I was young. There was a man who wanted to be a pilot, but they wouldn't let him because he some weird colour blindness that meant he saw red as green and visa-versa. They were worried he would mistake which coloured flare was being fired....
by Kang
Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1719114

Re: Today I Learned

TIL: The reason I hardly ever use snail-mail isn't that it takes a while to arrive but rather how complicated it is.
by Kang
Mon Nov 07, 2011 8:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3487150

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

roband wrote:Not clever enough to magic myself some money up!

Have you considered a government bailout plan?
by Kang
Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:49 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: If we can land a man on the moon....
Replies: 15
Views: 3129

Re: If we can land a man on the moon....

To anybody who uses the "We can put a man on the moon, so why can't we do..." phrase, I say this. - Pick a goal that is (just barely) viable scientifically and technologically. - Pick a goal that is supported overwhelmingly by all scientists and engineers as being a sensible thing that is...
by Kang
Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90173
Views: 9106237

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

Now we've established that, go ahead. So what flavour of Linux would the people of Screechings recommend (apart from apple) All the computers around my office have Ubuntu installed (though not by my choice but rather by decree, but I'm not that much of a 'hardcore Linux user' anyway, so... no idea ...
by Kang
Sun Nov 06, 2011 1:04 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: If we can land a man on the moon....
Replies: 15
Views: 3129

Re: If we can land a man on the moon....

I disagree mostly due to 'a man on the moon' being both a short and easy to understand phrase and also much more precisely defined event. Also in my personal opinion landing on the moon still remains the greatest single achievement.
by Kang
Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3487150

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Menacing Spike wrote:I'm getting tired of the "engineers are soulless robots with no creativity" shit.

Just a pointer: literature generally suggests that the whole 'robots going to search for a soul of their own'-thing mostly doesn't end too well.
by Kang
Mon Oct 31, 2011 7:07 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Air \ Water Rocket Science!
Replies: 7
Views: 1194

Re: Air \ Water Rocket Science!

Eventually it's the same thought as with 'real' rockets: if you spent all the fuel/water in one stage that stage pretty much turns into useless weight. Dropping it means that the next stage has less mass to lift up, thus accelerates faster/climbs higher. I'm not sure whether you really need such an ...
by Kang
Mon Oct 31, 2011 7:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3487150

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Whyyyy why oh why oh why does college take so long!? My degree, Computer Science, at my College, has an average graduation time in this degree of about 5 years. Maybe 5.5 years? I'm estimating it's going to take me 5.5. Or 6. Or something. I want to finish this learning/student/submissive/spender r...
by Kang
Sun Oct 30, 2011 7:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90173
Views: 9106237

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

I changed batteries on my graphing calculator once but never on the calculator I had since my school days and still use occasionally. Obviously a matter of power consumption, but still slightly odd.
by Kang
Sat Oct 29, 2011 10:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90173
Views: 9106237

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

While I might picture zombies just being zombies either way, I'm sure the (stereotypical) Brit would react properly to a zombie outbreak. One of the warning signs for such a event might be an increasing number of people in your street loudly saying things like: «Excuse me, but were you just gnawing ...
by Kang
Sat Oct 29, 2011 5:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90173
Views: 9106237

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

SlyReaper wrote:Screech: There seems to be a zombie uprising in the centre of Bristol today, and everyone seems very happy about it. Some of the zombies were dancing.

I'm fairly sure that Zombies can't dance. At least there is a song that claims that. Songs wouldn't lie to me, would they?
by Kang
Fri Oct 28, 2011 6:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90173
Views: 9106237

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

Well, my brother managed to completely write off our car the other day. I guess the only 2 positives was that he wasn't hurt and it would be scrap in 8 months anyway. Now to the annoying task of finding a new car. I had one of those really jarring coincidences the other day, where it was almost as ...
by Kang
Fri Oct 28, 2011 5:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90173
Views: 9106237

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

Someone I know dressed up as 'Investment Banker' one or two years back. Because what could be scarier than that?
by Kang
Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:20 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Orbit-Surface Landing Craft
Replies: 17
Views: 5073

Re: Orbit-Surface Landing Craft

Does it make its deorbit burn using the RCS thrusters?
by Kang
Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Omegle!
Replies: 701
Views: 130058

Re: Omegle!

You are making the fatal mistake of only considering those whose honest attempts of making something nice just fail.
by Kang
Thu Oct 27, 2011 6:44 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Orbit-Surface Landing Craft
Replies: 17
Views: 5073

Re: Orbit-Surface Landing Craft

Start with a Mercury capsule, enlarge it slightly, move the retro pack from behind the heat shield to the front compartment; you can make the room by putting the parachute assembly on the side with a larger landing bag on the other side. Basically your are done.
by Kang
Thu Oct 27, 2011 6:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Omegle!
Replies: 701
Views: 130058

Re: Omegle!

Many concepts are actually great until you allow people to participate. I once thought about what any open-source software would probably look like, if programming was much easier (basically: what if 'the masses' would actually make a program?).
by Kang
Thu Oct 27, 2011 6:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90173
Views: 9106237

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

Oh yeah, found out yesterday that the average sale price for a home in my area is less than half what I paid 6 years ago. Hell, it's just a bit over half of what I still owe on my fucking house. Awesome. At least it seems you moving in has had a profound impact on the whole neighbourhood. Not every...
by Kang
Sun Oct 23, 2011 8:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90173
Views: 9106237

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

For me, oddly, it's the voice of Jack Palance. Or rather a very mediocre imitation of it.
by Kang
Sun Oct 23, 2011 12:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Omegle!
Replies: 701
Views: 130058

Re: Omegle!

Nope, for that to work you should have waited for one that also shows an ad for either a dating site or a place offering to ship you brides from china (yes, they most fittingly have those on Omegle).
by Kang
Thu Oct 20, 2011 7:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 904516

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

podbaydoor wrote:I JUST GOT PROMOTED AT WORK.

Congratulations.
by Kang
Wed Oct 19, 2011 3:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3487150

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Bah, I hate when I lose the URLs of something interesting I found on the internet.
by Kang
Tue Oct 18, 2011 4:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3487150

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Why is it so damn difficult to find even the most basic pieces of equipment or supplies in the lab? I'm increasingly convinced I'll die in a freak accident involving electrocution or fire sometime soon.
by Kang
Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1719114

Re: Today I Learned

Well, I'm not actually disturbing the beryllium itself, just the heatsink it's stuck on. I'll try to avoid tasting it though. Actually you could probably eat it since you don't really absorb it enough through digestion. I've heard it can cause rashes or ulcers on cuts though. Wasn't there something...
by Kang
Fri Oct 14, 2011 9:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90173
Views: 9106237

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

That's pretty good actually. Made me laugh.
by Kang
Fri Oct 14, 2011 5:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90173
Views: 9106237

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

silent man wrote:Maybe try this one? If you only use the shaker, you won't be disturbing anyone else and if the cable isn't long enough, you could lock it in a safe with a combination lock or something.

Just what that comment on the site says: who doesn't love to wake up in panic and terror?
by Kang
Fri Oct 14, 2011 3:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 904516

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Some people would insist that math in itself is a language.
by Kang
Fri Oct 14, 2011 1:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90173
Views: 9106237

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

One thing I can see now, though, is that we (as in the forums community here) have a pretty good understanding of the internal combustion engine (and probably related machinery such as transmissions) among ourselves, if everyone throws in his/her/others piece of knowledge.
by Kang
Thu Oct 13, 2011 7:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3487150

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Tomlidich wrote:I am trying, but it is not easy to freakin change my whole outlook on life. its a whole big change thing or something.

Don't take this one too seriously, I just don't want to pass up the opportunity for a joke: taking some care with spelling is a major change in your view of the world?
by Kang
Thu Oct 13, 2011 7:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90173
Views: 9106237

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

What about partly understanding then? The 5 year old rule probably is good for 'things you fully understand', but it doesn't quite seem to apply to a large portion of things one understands for its practical purposes only.
by Kang
Thu Oct 13, 2011 7:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 904516

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

I don't always think in English. On the other hand, English isn't my first language either, which maybe makes it more noteworthy that sometimes I indeed use it in thoughts.

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