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

Postby broken_escalator » Fri Nov 25, 2011 6:40 pm UTC

I heard that in other countries your packets send and recieve on opposites sides of the router.

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Postby You, sir, name? » Fri Nov 25, 2011 7:43 pm UTC

broken_escalator wrote:I heard that in other countries your packets send and recieve on opposites sides of the router.


That's silly talk. They'd fall off the internet.
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Postby broken_escalator » Fri Nov 25, 2011 8:08 pm UTC

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

Postby Okita » Fri Nov 25, 2011 8:10 pm UTC

I try to cut down on my caffeine intake not because of some political statement or hippie-ism or even the financial aspect. I try to make sure I don't have a caffeine addiction so that if some sort of apocalypse happened (perhaps zombie apocalypse), I'm not going to be one of many who will be jonesin' for caffeine and unable to fend for themselves.

Same thing goes for ciggarettes now that I think about it.
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Postby ShootTheChicken » Fri Nov 25, 2011 8:12 pm UTC

I just don't like the feeling of being addicted to a material thing.
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Postby broken_escalator » Fri Nov 25, 2011 8:17 pm UTC

I don't like how it causes heart palpitations; it's rare but it freaks me right the fuck out.

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Postby Ptolom » Fri Nov 25, 2011 8:19 pm UTC

broken_escalator wrote:I don't like how it causes heart palpitations; it's rare but it freaks me right the fuck out.

I depend on caffeine just to get my brain to focus on anything productive. I would be screwed in an apocalypse, unless we can figure out how to grow coffee in greenhouses.

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Postby SlyReaper » Fri Nov 25, 2011 8:21 pm UTC

Well my only real addiction that most people don't have to worry about is to insulin. If civilisation collapsed, I'd be pretty much a dead man walking if I survived the initial event.

Unless... Does anyone know how to manufacture insulin in a home-brew kind of way?
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Postby Ptolom » Fri Nov 25, 2011 8:23 pm UTC

SlyReaper wrote:Well my only real addiction that most people don't have to worry about is to insulin. If civilisation collapsed, I'd be pretty much a dead man walking if I survived the initial event.

Unless... Does anyone know how to manufacture insulin in a home-brew kind of way?

I believe you can get insulin which is similar enough to the human kind from the pancreases of pigs. It may be pretty messy though :/

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Postby ShootTheChicken » Fri Nov 25, 2011 8:27 pm UTC

Didn't we have this conversation like, 2 days ago?
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Postby SlyReaper » Fri Nov 25, 2011 8:27 pm UTC

Awesome. Death by ketosis or death by horrible infection. At least there's a choice. :P
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Postby nehpest » Fri Nov 25, 2011 8:31 pm UTC

I just saw a design magazine use Papyrus on the cover nonironically. It was on the selling line, criminy!
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Postby Kewangji » Fri Nov 25, 2011 8:48 pm UTC

ShootTheChicken wrote:Didn't we have this conversation like, 2 days ago?

Yeah, over in the secret treehouse. Shhh.

SlyReaper wrote:Awesome. Death by ketosis or death by horrible infection. At least there's a choice. :P
I'd want the infection. Maybe because I've never had a bad infection. <.< Okay that sounds like all my infections have been gravy. Uh, that's not what I meant.
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Postby You, sir, name? » Fri Nov 25, 2011 8:57 pm UTC

nehpest wrote:I just saw a design magazine use Papyrus on the cover nonironically. It was on the selling line, criminy!
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You know what irks me more than papyrus? The font they based off the Neverwinter Nights logo. this one. It's started to slowly crop up in places.
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Postby broken_escalator » Fri Nov 25, 2011 8:58 pm UTC

I hate when my gravy gets infected.

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Postby Jessica » Fri Nov 25, 2011 9:06 pm UTC

I've gone off caffeine before. Spent 2, 3 years without drinking a drop. Then I started again.
It's kind of... nice to not need it, but I missed the taste of Cola. And finding things which don't have caffeine in it can be a pain sometimes.

I have already stated in secret how I'll deal with an apocalypse (dying quickly in the bright flash, or maybe being one of the first eaten before I realize there's a problem), but even if I manage to escape the initial event, I'm probably screwed. Unless I can get to a pharmacy before my meds run out, I'm going to be fucked during the withdraw period of a) my antidepressants and b) my hormones. Not to mention, I can't really reproduce, and I've got enough physical problems that in a survival situation I'm going to get someone killed.
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Postby ShootTheChicken » Fri Nov 25, 2011 9:25 pm UTC

My disaster response will involve eating as many ice cream sandwiches as I can before they go off.
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Postby ArgonV » Fri Nov 25, 2011 10:45 pm UTC

SlyReaper wrote:Awesome. Death by ketosis or death by horrible infection. At least there's a choice. :P

Nah, no infection involved as far as I know. You grind them to a pulp, filter out the insulin and inject that. I just thought it used to be cow pancreae.

It'd be easier to procure some insulin producing bacteria somewhere and use those though.

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nehpest wrote:I just saw a design magazine use Papyrus on the cover nonironically. It was on the selling line, criminy!
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You know what irks me more than papyrus? The font they based off the Neverwinter Nights logo. this one. It's started to slowly crop up in places.

The same thing's already happened to the Indiana Jones font. Complete with the same color scheme.
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Postby UniqueScreenname » Sat Nov 26, 2011 12:17 am UTC

SlyReaper wrote:Awesome. Death by ketosis or death by horrible infection. At least there's a choice. :P


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Postby Triangle_Man » Sat Nov 26, 2011 2:56 am UTC

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SlyReaper wrote:Awesome. Death by ketosis or death by horrible infection. At least there's a choice. :P


Don't forget the zombies.


What if it does something else?
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Postby SurgicalSteel » Sat Nov 26, 2011 3:31 am UTC

I have a quick question for mathy people, I figured it'd be too brief of a question for the math forum.

Ok, let's say I have something like an FSM, but the predicates are probabilities instead of questions or boolean statements. The determination of the next node relies solely on the current node and the outcome of a random roll (the probabilities) so it is memory-less. Is this a Bayesian network, something else, or just an FSM?
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Postby Panonadin » Sat Nov 26, 2011 5:00 am UTC

What exactly is supposed to go in this thread?

Seems like a bunch of nonsense. Hrm, I need a second job, anyone hiring?
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Postby PhoenixEnigma » Sat Nov 26, 2011 5:03 am UTC

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Postby Panonadin » Sat Nov 26, 2011 5:22 am UTC

Are coals considered on fire? When I think of coals I consider them more smouldering than anything else.
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Postby elminster » Sat Nov 26, 2011 6:38 am UTC

I never know where to put my tongue while at the dentist. I try keep it out the way, but I don't want to seem like I'm doing tongue acrobatics or choke on it or stick it in the way of a tool.
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Postby Panonadin » Sat Nov 26, 2011 7:53 am UTC

Thats funny I purposely chase around what ever instrument is in my mouth with my tongue.
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Postby SlyReaper » Sat Nov 26, 2011 10:15 am UTC

SurgicalSteel wrote:I have a quick question for mathy people, I figured it'd be too brief of a question for the math forum.

Ok, let's say I have something like an FSM, but the predicates are probabilities instead of questions or boolean statements. The determination of the next node relies solely on the current node and the outcome of a random roll (the probabilities) so it is memory-less. Is this a Bayesian network, something else, or just an FSM?

What does the Flying Spaghetti Monster have to do with probabilities and Bayesian networks?
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Postby Ptolom » Sat Nov 26, 2011 2:50 pm UTC

Panonadin wrote:What exactly is supposed to go in this thread?

Anything which doesn't fit anywhere else. It started as fleeting/random thoughts and gradually went downhill from there.

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Postby Menacing Spike » Sat Nov 26, 2011 2:56 pm UTC

This is the "shit that doesn't belong elsewhere" thread of the "shit that doesn't belong elsewhere" subforum.

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Postby Angua » Sat Nov 26, 2011 3:20 pm UTC

Apparently the birthing scene in Twilight Breaking Dawn is triggering seizures in people with epilepsy.

You'd think they had a way to check these things before they happened - I'm sure that when the London logo caused them, the spokesperson from the Epilepsy foundation (not sure of exact name) said that software was available that could generally catch this before it happened.
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Postby UniqueScreenname » Sat Nov 26, 2011 6:06 pm UTC

Angua wrote:Apparently the birthing scene in Twilight Breaking Dawn is triggering seizures in people with epilepsy.

You'd think they had a way to check these things before they happened - I'm sure that when the London logo caused them, the spokesperson from the Epilepsy foundation (not sure of exact name) said that software was available that could generally catch this before it happened.


Well, they seem to be unaware that it causes nausea in people with stomachs, so why care about seizures?
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Postby SurgicalSteel » Sat Nov 26, 2011 7:17 pm UTC

SlyReaper wrote:
SurgicalSteel wrote:I have a quick question for mathy people, I figured it'd be too brief of a question for the math forum.

Ok, let's say I have something like an FSM, but the predicates are probabilities instead of questions or boolean statements. The determination of the next node relies solely on the current node and the outcome of a random roll (the probabilities) so it is memory-less. Is this a Bayesian network, something else, or just an FSM?

What does the Flying Spaghetti Monster have to do with probabilities and Bayesian networks?
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Postby Kang » Sat Nov 26, 2011 10:08 pm UTC

I thought people watched that specifically for the seizures.

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Postby Whelan » Sun Nov 27, 2011 1:09 am UTC

Just googled for the spelling of the word extortionate. Google's pronunciation guide (ex·tor·tion·ate) made me read it in Dalek Voice.
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Postby Menacing Spike » Sun Nov 27, 2011 2:37 am UTC

Whelan wrote:Just googled for the spelling of the word extortionate. Google's pronunciation guide (ex·tor·tion·ate) made me read it in Dalek Voice.


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Postby SurgicalSteel » Sun Nov 27, 2011 3:21 am UTC

I never realized the appropriateness, until tonight, of the fact that one of the three albums I listen to while writing a piece about vigilantism I've been working on for a few weeks is The Dark Knight OST.
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Postby Steax » Sun Nov 27, 2011 3:57 am UTC

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nehpest wrote:I just saw a design magazine use Papyrus on the cover nonironically. It was on the selling line, criminy!
:lol:


You know what irks me more than papyrus? The font they based off the Neverwinter Nights logo. this one. It's started to slowly crop up in places.


I've seen this font pop up in way too many places than I should. Like concert posters and brochures.

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