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by Kang
Sun Sep 05, 2010 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Rules of Life
Replies: 138
Views: 13917

Re: The Rules of Life

Woopate wrote:1. It's harder than you think to do what you'd like to.

Reminds me of a rule a professor in my second semester told me:
«Everything will take about a factor of pi longer than you planned it to take. If you consider that factor in your planning it will take another factor of pi longer.»
by Kang
Sun Sep 05, 2010 8:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Year 3000.
Replies: 112
Views: 13741

Re: The Year 3000.

This is not so much of a prediction as a question: Presumably, sometime in the ( hopefully ) near future, we will be using some type(s) of re-usable/sustainable/non-fossil-based fuels. How will this play out on a global scale? There are countries who have little else than their fossil fuels, and of...
by Kang
Sun Sep 05, 2010 8:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3482806

Re: Rant Thread - The Spies of Faith

Mavketl, you could either try to hint him in the direction, which probably won't work, but is the least 'risky': «Still single and frustrated about it? Could be something about you.» Otherwise you might bring it up in a more not-so-serious manner, i.e. make a joke about his jokes, probably with a ma...
by Kang
Sun Sep 05, 2010 1:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90172
Views: 9093855

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

That's not at all a proof. You just put the word "clearly" in the step where you took one smiley plus smiley and had two smileys. But, you were trying to prove that. If you want to prove a thing, you can't just write it down. What is it you are wondering about? That the additive inverse o...
by Kang
Sun Sep 05, 2010 1:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Year 3000.
Replies: 112
Views: 13741

Re: The Year 3000.

For example the feudal system had been in place in Europe (and other places) for roughly a thousand years without any major game-changing alterations, Right. The Magna Carta didn't do a thing. Nevermind that the Feudal System really didn't get up and going until roughly 1000CE, and started to peter...
by Kang
Sat Sep 04, 2010 1:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90172
Views: 9093855

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Arkeal wrote:"Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war!"-William Shakespeare

Seriously. He said that.

Literature is fun.

That's from Julius Ceasar, right? Not MacBeth.
by Kang
Fri Sep 03, 2010 11:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90172
Views: 9093855

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Thanks SlyReaper. And PhoenixEnigma, shame on you. Wizards and their shenanigans, now I'm all wet.
by Kang
Fri Sep 03, 2010 11:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90172
Views: 9093855

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

TaintedDeity wrote:@Kang
If you were a wizard you wouldn't have this problem...

Neither would I, had I worn my armour. And lined it with asbestos.
by Kang
Fri Sep 03, 2010 11:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90172
Views: 9093855

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

PhoenixEnigma wrote:*Casts Fireball at Kang

See, that's exactly what I mean. What did I do? I was just passing through! Now I'm sitting here, all ablaze, waiting for someone to invent the fire extinguisher.
by Kang
Fri Sep 03, 2010 11:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3482806

Re: Rant Thread - The Spies of Faith

If you're down to 3 hit points out of 788, I think it's safe to say that you're inches from death. You shouldn't be able to make a melee attack at full strength. D: Separate rant: YES, FIREFOX. MELEE IS A WORD. Spoilered for size and not being a rant: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_DHFOVZfOB4Y/S8jyS3oZx...
by Kang
Fri Sep 03, 2010 11:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90172
Views: 9093855

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

I don't like wizards at all. They always seem to backstab me at some point. Not to mention how irritating I find that they shoot fireballs and the like. And that transforming-anything is just plain creeping me out.
by Kang
Fri Sep 03, 2010 11:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Year 3000.
Replies: 112
Views: 13741

Re: The Year 3000.

Well, I didn't mean to say it plateaued flatly, but you can't deny that history shows times of rather moderate progress followed by triumphant ages of quick evolvement following certain breakthrough discoveries. For example the feudal system had been in place in Europe (and other places) for roughly...
by Kang
Fri Sep 03, 2010 8:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Rules of Life
Replies: 138
Views: 13917

Re: The Rules of Life

I prefer Land Rover, their brand is almost as versatile as the vehicles themselves : http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/44655000/jpg/_44655278_four466.jpg Now that's one vehicle I'd really love. Actually more the one in the background, with normal wheels, but anyway those old Landrovers are just...
by Kang
Fri Sep 03, 2010 10:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Year 3000.
Replies: 112
Views: 13741

Re: The Year 3000.

Adding to tastelikecoke: -People, provided they are still around, will still be trying their best to kill off each other, for despite a globalised culture and faint possibility of successful programs of reducing poverty they are certain to find reasons to hate each other. The efficiency at which the...
by Kang
Wed Sep 01, 2010 2:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How was your IT experience in the military
Replies: 7
Views: 1770

Re: How was your IT experience in the military

Am I the only one who has trouble relating 'being in the military' and 'getting one's hands dirty' into context with 'netwerk administration'? I mean, I know what you mean and unfortunately can't offer you any advice on it, but that's some really interesting wording.
by Kang
Wed Sep 01, 2010 2:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Rules of Life
Replies: 138
Views: 13917

Re: The Rules of Life

Not much to add, a lot of good points already made, sorry if there are repeats. Addendum: a) The worst mistakes are the ones that you are aware of while making them b) Emotions are not a very good basis for decisions. Especially important ones. c) While you don't have to believe everything they say,...
by Kang
Sun Aug 29, 2010 8:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Making the world a weirder place
Replies: 1920
Views: 175270

Re: Making the world a weirder place

«Happiness» and on the back: «If found, please return to...»
by Kang
Sun Aug 29, 2010 8:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Polynesia and such in our modern society?
Replies: 26
Views: 3571

Re: Polynesia and such in our modern society?

While that's true a whole lot of various governments still are just a waste of money. For instance the German parliament has 620+ members of which about 17 (not to be taken too seriously, I just made that number up) have an actual opinion on at least some points. The remaining masses are just gettin...
by Kang
Sun Aug 29, 2010 2:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Polynesia and such in our modern society?
Replies: 26
Views: 3571

Re: Polynesia and such in our modern society?

folmerveeman wrote:But having a big government for a tribal people is a waste of foreign money.

And that differs from some industrialised countries how exactly?
by Kang
Sat Aug 28, 2010 1:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Things you like the idea better than the actual thing.
Replies: 30
Views: 4403

Re: Things you like the idea better than the actual thing.

Having someone play the soundtrack to your life. I liked the idea, especially since I learned that the movie 'The Longest Day' was depicting an actual fact when Lord Lovat had somebody follow him playing the bagpipes while landing on the invasion beach. But I think actually it would be rather annoyi...
by Kang
Sat Aug 28, 2010 12:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Polynesia and such in our modern society?
Replies: 26
Views: 3571

Re: Polynesia and such in our modern society?

Some of those islands actually host amazing numbers of people prospering in their traditional lifestyle. They fish, they grow plants, they hunt, they play with squirrels, get swashed on hideous local drug brews and are - despite an obvious lack of Xboxes and plasma TVs - not generally more miserable...
by Kang
Sat Aug 28, 2010 12:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Zombies don't make sense!
Replies: 56
Views: 10562

Re: Zombies don't make sense!

Shotglass, the zombie survival guide is fiction, It's part of the zombie universe that a bunch of people created. thats the sort of attitude that will doom us all when the zombie apocalypse hits and no ones read and applied this life saving guide before I remember having read in the news over the p...
by Kang
Fri Aug 27, 2010 11:34 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90172
Views: 9093855

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

You, sir, name? wrote:That's not uppercase phi, this is uppercase phi: Φ.
ø is a Danish and Norwegian letter. Sounds roughly like i in bird.

In many places it's also a symbol denoting the diameter of an object, as in specifications of a pipe for example.
by Kang
Fri Aug 27, 2010 11:28 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Speeding up your computer
Replies: 10
Views: 1729

Re: Speeding up your computer

Mostly bs, I'd say. There are indeed a few programs that can give you a hand, but they don't do anything you couldn't without them either; just make things like removing temp files, defrag harddrive and the likes a one-click-operation. The vast majority of these things to be found on the internet in...
by Kang
Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Zombies don't make sense!
Replies: 56
Views: 10562

Re: Zombies don't make sense!

Generally - i.e. in most narratives - zombies lack the necessary intelligence to work as a group featuring any sort of organisation. Those 'standard zombies' also won't likely get the point that if they gradually scratched away the support structure the top floor will come down right to them. I reme...
by Kang
Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Things that make me sad
Replies: 43
Views: 5530

Re: Things that make me sad

piturtle wrote:The "meaninglessness" of everything becomes apparent once a lot of thought is applied to said things; this is my hypothesis on why thinking makes people sad.

That's one of them, but if you manage to dodge that a whole lot of other fine things are coming at you.
by Kang
Thu Aug 26, 2010 1:20 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Peaceful, but Mad, Uses of Nuclear Weapons
Replies: 76
Views: 7693

Re: Peaceful, but Mad, Uses of Nuclear Weapons

I remember that increased radiation from nuclear weapon tests have a significant impact on the C14 dating method. The 'live organism' level of C14 can be somewhat determined by analysing trees. I'm sorry, I don't quite remember the exact procedure for that (I'm certain someone here will) but the res...
by Kang
Thu Aug 26, 2010 12:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Things that make me sad
Replies: 43
Views: 5530

Re: Things that make me sad

AngrySquirrel wrote:Thinking.

I agree with this. Whenever I have too much time on my hands with too few distractions I start to think and end up increasing my depression level. Unfortunately I don't have anyone who'll fetch the super soaker whenever I get philosophical...
by Kang
Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:53 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Zombies don't make sense!
Replies: 56
Views: 10562

Re: Zombies don't make sense!

There's another reason zombies don't make sense. How can such an infection possibly spread? Presumably it starts off with one zombie, but how can it infect anyone else? Everyone else will take one look at it and keep away from it. It'll never get close enough to bite anyone else. Even if it manages...
by Kang
Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:26 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3482806

Re: Rant Thread - The Spies of Faith

I find drivers who assume bike paths are mandatory for some reason annoying. Maybe I want to take the most direct route to my destination without stopping at every intersection. Even worse are the drivers that think cyclists should use right turn lanes to allow traffic to pass. Just may have been t...
by Kang
Fri Aug 20, 2010 4:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1717253

Re: Today I Learned

I wonder, if I put 鬼 on the headband, would people leave me alone about it?

My educated guess is: no.
by Kang
Fri Aug 20, 2010 4:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3482806

Re: Rant Thread - The Spies of Faith

Dear bikers, I understand that you like to ride a bicycle now and then on a nice day, really. I'm all for that, in fact. But would you friggin mind using that bicycle path that is 10 feet wide, right next to the road and was built there for a lot of money on the whole length of said road just for di...
by Kang
Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:44 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Does anyone else argue with themselves in their head?
Replies: 23
Views: 3292

Re: Does anyone else argue with themselves in their head?

I in fact once did that 'imaginary argument with somebody else' once and the creepy part of it was, that when I met that very person the next day an argument came up pretty much following the imaginary one I had the day before. A strange mix of we both more or less having known each other's standpoi...
by Kang
Sat Aug 07, 2010 11:36 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Delusions
Replies: 27
Views: 3345

Re: Delusions

I believe the main problem in this is that having a clear-cut definition of any psychological phenomenon is a tricky issue in itself, as things going on in our minds per se elude the rational explanation. Except "delusion" does have a pretty clear-cut definition. It is a belief that is: 1...
by Kang
Thu Aug 05, 2010 9:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1717253

Re: Today I Learned

Today I learned: before spending the entire day sifting through three thousand lines of code of a program reading a dataset for mistakes it would have been a good idea to verify that the dataset itself isn't the problem.
by Kang
Thu Aug 05, 2010 9:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Delusions
Replies: 27
Views: 3345

Re: Delusions

I believe the main problem in this is that having a clear-cut definition of any psychological phenomenon is a tricky issue in itself, as things going on in our minds per se elude the rational explanation.
by Kang
Sat Jul 31, 2010 6:46 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Would it be possible for humans to pollute the sun?
Replies: 55
Views: 5824

Re: Would it be possible for humans to pollute the sun?

However, I'm reasonable sure that until we get the space elevator working, getting our trash off earth would produce more pollution on earth than leaving the thrash here. The proper thought here is: trees absorb CO2, we just need to get rid of the trees afterwards. Picture a Saturn V with a bunch o...
by Kang
Fri Jul 30, 2010 4:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3482806

Re: Rant Thread - The Spites of Wraith

cold fusion.

...technology

Hasn't that been achieved by Kim Yong-Il himself the other day? I at least remember North Korea announcing it in honour of Kim Il-Sung's birthday. According to reports from the soccer world cup he afterwards went on to design an invisible telephone.
by Kang
Thu Jul 29, 2010 9:17 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Propellers and rotors
Replies: 22
Views: 6070

Re: Propellers and rotors

I'd like to state my agreement with jmorgan3 that the 'different' lift effects are actually linked and would thank him for the pressure-based explanation of the Bernoulli effect. i'd also like to add that if you looked at a world without the Bernoulli effect an airplane stalling would be hard to exp...
by Kang
Thu Jul 29, 2010 8:20 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2347803

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hello,
I'm 24, from Germany, studying physics and just decided to join the carnage. I definitely agree about random knowledge being the best kind and these fora are a neat place to give and take some of that. Also having read XKCD for a while makes joining up a logical move.

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