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by Kang
Wed Oct 12, 2011 8:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90204
Views: 9119362

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

Hooray for ginadagny!

Also, gmalivuk, would you please remind me of my splendid advice the next time I blatantly ignore it?
by Kang
Wed Oct 12, 2011 7:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90204
Views: 9119362

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

You didn't offend me. I'm just mentioning that talking about people as if they aren't around can be kind of mean to those people. I don't care, because I knew you probably meant well, and it was really minor. I'm glad you're trying to do better. Keep up the good work. I believe the gender question ...
by Kang
Wed Oct 12, 2011 7:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1721969

Re: Today I Learned

Chuff wrote:
Tomlidich wrote:monty python himself.

*giggle*

Just what I thought.
by Kang
Wed Oct 12, 2011 5:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90204
Views: 9119362

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

Keeping ones mouth shut when topics one has no idea about come up usually isn't the worst of tactics.
by Kang
Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1721969

Re: Today I Learned

It isn't at all about whether you like your family. It's just that living with somebody else always means you have to compromise on things with them. For some people it's fairly easy to do that with their parents and for some it's not. Parents, more than any other roommate you might have, do watch y...
by Kang
Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:09 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: 1-D Kinematics Problem
Replies: 19
Views: 2765

Re: 1-D Kinematics Problem

Assume x to be 0 at the top of the ramp, 8m at the bottom. Position of the bottom ball is then x1 = 8m - v_in1 * t + ½at². Position of the top ball is x2 = 0m + v_in2 * t + ½at². The collision takes place when x1=x2 obviously. Does that help?
by Kang
Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:00 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: 1-D Kinematics Problem
Replies: 19
Views: 2765

Re: 1-D Kinematics Problem

If there is no gravity there is probably no acceleration at all, having a ramp isn't really relevant anymore and the only way the second ball can ever have a velocity of zero is if that equals it's initial velocity.
by Kang
Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 905341

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

You could take to the Main,
There's plenty to gain.
by Kang
Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:55 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: 1-D Kinematics Problem
Replies: 19
Views: 2765

Re: 1-D Kinematics Problem

I'm not quite sure your 2m/s velocity is correct, considering how the ball on the ramp is accelerated by forces from both gravity and friction and thereby not at constant speed. Other than that it would be helpful to know what exactly you are looking for, since you sort of forgot to mention that?
by Kang
Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: t-shirt generator for #303 (compiling)
Replies: 1
Views: 1634

Re: t-shirt generator for #303 (compiling)

So far I found people who get and like the joke to be perfectly capable of transferring whatever else I was doing (running simulation, dowloading data, iterating fit, etc) to being the same situation.
by Kang
Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 905341

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

I forgot, but I shouldn't complain:
Today I had much fun with a crane.
Put me straight in awesome-lane.
by Kang
Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1721969

Re: Today I Learned

so then why is there so much pressure to move out? i constantly hear people joke about still living in the parents house having something to do with immaturity and "uncoolness" or some other word for that. I think the general point of that whole idea is that bringing along a boy- or girlf...
by Kang
Tue Oct 11, 2011 7:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90204
Views: 9119362

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

I like the idea of a textbox. Let them enter whatever they want to.
by Kang
Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 905341

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Have you all gone insane?
by Kang
Mon Oct 10, 2011 8:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3491528

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

The Law is the Law when you're Arrested. Otherwise, it's fair game. While I share the notion about obsolete or outright pointless laws (really, sometimes the legislative is just having a laugh, isn't it?) I found that line a bit... questionable. I mean, it's still the law even if I don't get caught.
by Kang
Mon Oct 10, 2011 8:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The 99% should adopt this strategy
Replies: 5
Views: 1778

Re: The 99% should adopt this strategy

The way I see it, the effect is about as neglectible as it is for most (I emphasize: not all) types of political activism. The difference is: being properly boozed means you won't care about that too much.
by Kang
Mon Oct 10, 2011 8:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3491528

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

ArgonV wrote:I think it's actually illegal for an ambulance to take 30 minutes to get somewhere. Seriously.

But still, yeah, having paramedics on standby seems to be smart

Laws have that habit of depending largely on the jurisdiction you happen to be in.
by Kang
Mon Oct 10, 2011 8:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The 99% should adopt this strategy
Replies: 5
Views: 1778

Re: The 99% should adopt this strategy

The 'Beer drinkers party of Poland' eventually materialised into a party being part of the government, if I remember correctly. Might be unrelated, though, since I didn't look at the video.
by Kang
Mon Oct 10, 2011 8:03 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1721969

Re: Today I Learned

Tomlidich wrote:it only takes 30 seconds to post something.

Questions of who sucks what aside: that right here is probably the criticism that certain people might try to bring to your attention very carefully.
by Kang
Sat Oct 08, 2011 1:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90204
Views: 9119362

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

I seem to include a small pause in that which so far prevented me from noticing that.
by Kang
Thu Oct 06, 2011 3:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3491528

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Just to start an all new rant: I bloody hate that feeling I get when I discover that something I always thought I enjoy and consequently spend quite some time with turns out to be something I absolutely haven't got even the faintest spark of talent for. That only gets better when a little later I fi...
by Kang
Wed Oct 05, 2011 7:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 905341

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Belial wrote:And we kill the hostages.

If terrorists decide to free hostages, do 'the terrorists win' if you don't gun them down on their way out?
by Kang
Wed Oct 05, 2011 7:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3491528

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Interesting that there clearly seem to be the two options 'have a reasonable and nuanced discussion' and 'not going to a feminism thread'.
by Kang
Tue Oct 04, 2011 7:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3491528

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Hard to change that. I assume you are quite correct, to be honest I've never been to conventions myself. But that last paragraph is something that sounds a bit familiar and the problem with it is, that even the explanation I could give for that, just goes from one wrong to the other until coming rig...
by Kang
Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3491528

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

I remember reading caffeine was ironically resolving symptoms of ADHD, but I never bothered to check whether that's a scientifically sound opinion or just some bull. Going back to topic: I should really learn to deal with people who are terribly down. Best I can do is make them think of something el...
by Kang
Mon Oct 03, 2011 6:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3491528

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

I think that has to do with a lot of cultures just being royally lost about queues. Neither limited to the US nor to fast food restaurants. Spend your time in the queue complaining about having to wait, then when it's your turn start thinking about why you joined the queue in the first place (making...
by Kang
Mon Oct 03, 2011 5:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90204
Views: 9119362

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

Does it make me even worse that I had to think twice before deciding on who's supposed to be who in that comparison?
by Kang
Mon Oct 03, 2011 4:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 905341

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Legend has it that Douglas Adams had that couch in his apartment which could not be disassembled and put back together and baffled others for years when they couldn't figure out how to get rid of it or even how it got there in the first place. The answer was it got moved in at a time when constructi...
by Kang
Mon Oct 03, 2011 4:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 905341

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Makes me wonder whether that still is the apartment featuring a couch that cannot have come in though the stairways.
by Kang
Mon Oct 03, 2011 4:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90204
Views: 9119362

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

broken_escalator wrote:But what if the series doesn't involve pilots at all?! :shock:

A series not involving any pilots whatsoever can't be cool and therefore it doesn't matter anyway?
by Kang
Mon Oct 03, 2011 12:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: "Porn-Induced Sexual Dysfunction Is a Growing Problem"
Replies: 21
Views: 6119

Re: "Porn-Induced Sexual Dysfunction Is a Growing Problem"

Glad to see this thread is finally going in a reasonable direction.
by Kang
Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:57 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3491528

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Apple not liking the idea of alternatives? I'm shocked!
by Kang
Sun Oct 02, 2011 2:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90204
Views: 9119362

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

I saw some maths a while ago that showed in the UK, the cigarette duty income was greater than the cost of smoking related-illness. And that smoking reduced the overall costs of the NHS, because smokers die younger and therefore need less palliative care. Now if they'd actually give the money they ...
by Kang
Sat Oct 01, 2011 6:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90204
Views: 9119362

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

pseudoidiot wrote:I'm 30, but I don't have a lawn to tell kids to get off of :(

Don't let that stop you from yelling at them to get off the lawn!
by Kang
Fri Sep 30, 2011 8:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3491528

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

But, you're the grim reaper. Aren't you supposed to be into this? Not really a grim reaper, but fair enough, yes. Enough with the tragedy already. Really. You should see this dude in the LSR forum. I apologise for the misunderstanding. I wasn't referring to what anybody said, that was a rant all by...
by Kang
Fri Sep 30, 2011 7:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3491528

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Enough with the tragedy already. Really.
by Kang
Thu Sep 29, 2011 12:57 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Steam Power
Replies: 3
Views: 754

Re: Steam Power

Water has the advantage of being fairly cheap. A semi-famous solar array in Portugal uses mirrors focused to heat water and then drive a turbine instead of semiconductors, as far as I know. As Technical Ben pointed out, steam is the driving principle behind most conventional power plants anyway, the...
by Kang
Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1721969

Re: Today I Learned

Today I learned that saccades are the fastest form of movement in the human body. A saccade is the quick movement of the eye from looking at one thing to looking at another. Apparently, the brain is so good at editing them out, that if you look in a mirror, you can't see them when you switch from l...
by Kang
Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3491528

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Okay, seriously. Imidacloprid? Had a quick look around at what sorts of pesticides there even are and that sounded rather deadly to most insects while requiring 'rather large' ingestion to be toxic to humans.

Edit:
Rant: I hate scientific instruments.
by Kang
Tue Sep 20, 2011 3:36 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: "How Do ___ Work?" "Magic."
Replies: 36
Views: 11728

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

How do transistors work? Magic!
Really, I have a grasp of the underlying physical concepts and it always makes sense, but if somebody asks me something along the lines of: 'what current will there be at this point if you set it up like this?' I'll always give a dumb stare.

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