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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Pander to the Borg)

Postby Kewangji » Sat May 21, 2011 12:30 pm UTC

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Postby emceng » Sat May 21, 2011 12:53 pm UTC

What the f'ing crap. In the first 134 days of this year, I went on a date with exactly one cool girl that seemed like relationship material. In the past week, I've now done that three times, with another potential date today.
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Postby podbaydoor » Sat May 21, 2011 1:41 pm UTC

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Postby Whelan » Sat May 21, 2011 1:46 pm UTC

One waits ages for a bus, then three come at once.
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Postby Adacore » Sat May 21, 2011 2:14 pm UTC

I realised today it's been over a month since I last ate pizza. I think that's the longest I've gone without eating any pizza for about 15 years. :shock:

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Postby PictureSarah » Sat May 21, 2011 3:32 pm UTC

That's probably a sign of the endtimes.
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Postby Tinman42 » Sat May 21, 2011 3:34 pm UTC

PictureSarah wrote:That's probably a sign of the endtimes.


I havent had pizza in 8 months... Am I already dead?
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Postby Microscopic cog » Sat May 21, 2011 3:38 pm UTC

I think we should celebrate. With pizza.
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Postby SecondTalon » Sat May 21, 2011 6:33 pm UTC

Know what was a mind-blowing feeling?

Metroid. Realizing that you could go to the Left. Holy Fucking Shit.

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Postby SamaraLexx » Sat May 21, 2011 6:35 pm UTC

My ankle hurts. And all I've done today is nap and eat.

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Postby Zarq » Sat May 21, 2011 6:40 pm UTC

I can do worse. Yesterday, I was lying in bed, perfectly still and comfortable and all out of sudden my back starts to hurt like hell. How can you hurt your back while lying still?

And I wasn't in some weird position or something, I always lie like that.


Also, I had to google how you spelled "lying in bed". My English is deteriorating fast.
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Postby Tinman42 » Sat May 21, 2011 6:41 pm UTC

SamaraLexx wrote:My ankle hurts. And all I've done today is nap and eat.


maybe you slept on it wrong. Or ate...on it... wrong... ??
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Postby elminster » Sat May 21, 2011 11:50 pm UTC

Why do so many people use hyperbole as a literal logical statement? It hurts my brain every time someone does it.

So, I went to see a magic act today; it lasted just over an hour. I was able to deduce how more than half the magic was done; this is one of the main reasons why magic is no longer as entertaining. A bit of knowledge, lateral thinking and a keen eye is all it takes to work out most; the rest can be solved by examining props.
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Postby Menacing Spike » Sun May 22, 2011 12:04 am UTC

SamaraLexx wrote:My ankle hurts. And all I've done today is nap and eat.


I'm tired, and read your username as "LamaSexx".
Goes well with the post, too.

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Postby SamaraLexx » Sun May 22, 2011 2:01 am UTC

Nah, Tuesday is Lama Sex night.

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Postby Triangle_Man » Sun May 22, 2011 3:13 am UTC

And today is the day the Rapture didn't happen.

Glad that that turned out to be a non-issue.
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Postby Eseell » Sun May 22, 2011 3:16 am UTC

Now what am I gonna do with all these face colanders and banana hammocks?
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Postby Ortus » Sun May 22, 2011 3:28 am UTC

emceng wrote:What the f'ing crap. In the first 134 days of this year, I went on a date with exactly one cool girl that seemed like relationship material. In the past week, I've now done that three times, with another potential date today.



At least you're getting dates... :(


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Postby Sungura » Sun May 22, 2011 4:13 am UTC

12:12 on the 22nd and I'm still here. This is good, right?

Also it has been a long time since posting in general other than the women thread and it took me forever to find this f/r/t because it's not f/r/t anymore, apparently.
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Postby e^iπ+1=0 » Sun May 22, 2011 4:38 am UTC

I don't understand temperature. Isn't temperature just the average kinetic energy of a system? Why is it not then measured in Joules?
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Postby You, sir, name? » Sun May 22, 2011 4:41 am UTC

e^iπ+1=0 wrote:I don't understand temperature. Isn't temperature just the average kinetic energy of a system? Why is it not then measured in Joules?


Kelvin is proportional to energy (so it's effectively thermal energy in another unit). All other temperature scales are just some first order polynomial function of Kelvin.
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Postby e^iπ+1=0 » Sun May 22, 2011 4:49 am UTC

Okay, so what's the conversion? For example, how do I express 300 K in Joules? And why is the Kelvin an SI base unit?
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Postby phlip » Sun May 22, 2011 4:51 am UTC

e^iπ+1=0 wrote:I don't understand temperature. Isn't temperature just the average kinetic energy of a system? Why is it not then measured in Joules?

It varies with the material... 1J of thermal energy in one material is not the same temperature as 1J of thermal energy in a different material. See Wikipedia.

For liquid water, for instance, it's 1kcal per kilogram per Kelvin, by the (old) definition of the calorie.

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Postby You, sir, name? » Sun May 22, 2011 4:57 am UTC

e^iπ+1=0 wrote:Okay, so what's the conversion? For example, how do I express 300 K in Joules? And why is the Kelvin an SI base unit?


Boltzmann's constant.

This is a simplified picture, though. Temperature, energy and entropy are all related in some convoluted fashion I should remember but have successfully purged from memory in the aeon it's been since I took thermodynamics.
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Postby e^iπ+1=0 » Sun May 22, 2011 5:00 am UTC

Ah! Thanks, phlip. I looked at a dozen related wikipedia articles (including the one on Boltzmann's constant), but managed to miss that one.
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Postby Jumble » Sun May 22, 2011 7:28 am UTC

Triangle_Man wrote:And today is the day the Rapture didn't happen.

Glad that that turned out to be a non-issue.

Isn't the way it worksnthat if you're still here then you don't get to go to heaven?

Sorry guys, looks like we don't get to play the harp.
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Postby Menacing Spike » Sun May 22, 2011 11:04 am UTC

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e^iπ+1=0 wrote:Okay, so what's the conversion? For example, how do I express 300 K in Joules? And why is the Kelvin an SI base unit?


Boltzmann's constant.

This is a simplified picture, though. Temperature, energy and entropy are all related in some convoluted fashion I should remember but have successfully purged from memory in the aeon it's been since I took thermodynamics.


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Postby OBrien » Sun May 22, 2011 11:33 am UTC

Mmm, tea. More specific to right now: Mmm, Dargeling.
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Postby Incompetent » Sun May 22, 2011 1:20 pm UTC

e^iπ+1=0 wrote:I don't understand temperature. Isn't temperature just the average kinetic energy of a system? Why is it not then measured in Joules?


Nope. Temperature is the 'thermal potential', like voltage is electrical potential. It's basically defined by the fact that there's a net flow of energy from 'hot' to 'cold'.

The relationship between temperature and internal energy is the 'specific heat capacity' (how much energy it takes to heat up 1kg of the stuff by 1K), but this is a complicated business, depending on what substance you're talking about as well as what temperature and state it's in to start with (so even with a pure chemical element, temperature is not proportional to internal energy). So for instance if you have a lump of copper at 400K and you dunk it in water, steam will come off as the copper heats the water. But the water actually had more internal energy per kg to start with!

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Postby You, sir, name? » Sun May 22, 2011 5:47 pm UTC

Ugh, I've been awake for over 24 hours. You know how sort of lethargic you get after being awake for extended periods of time? Well, my "quick" shower lasted like 35 minutes, because my mind sorta wandered.

Oh well, at least I'm extremely clean right now.
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Postby The Cat » Sun May 22, 2011 6:26 pm UTC

I wanna follow the race! Tell em to get some more bandwidth!

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Postby Jumble » Sun May 22, 2011 7:22 pm UTC

@YSN: sorry to hear it (the sleep deprivation, not the cleanliness). As the father of two rug rats I know the fun of sleep loss. Hope you get some kip soon. 

Ok all, pop quiz. 

Next month I'm doing the London to Brighton bike ride. I've never done this before. I'm a daily cycle commuter, doing 40-50 miles a week throughout London traffic, but I'm guessing this is different. My first problem is figuring out what bike to use.

I have available two examples of the bicycle designers craft:
A dahon matrix:
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unfortunately badly maintained and only with a third of the gears working.  One other thing - if you are ever thinking about buying one the bottom hinge in the folding mechanism refuses to stay done up whilst you are riding so the thing starts to rattle and creak after a mile or two.

And that uniquely eccentric bit of British design, a Brompton:
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So, the question is, which do I use? Common sense tells me to use the dahon, as it's a proper shaped bike. I could even try to get it serviced.  On the other hand I use the brompton every day, I'm not going to set any sort of speed record and it strikes me that there's something different in saying you've done the London - Brighton on a Brompton. So, my fate is in your hands. What do you think?
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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Pander to the Borg)

Postby Giant Speck » Sun May 22, 2011 7:44 pm UTC

You say you use the Brompton every day, but that you usually ride 40-50 miles a week. In this instance, you'd be riding somewhere in the ballpark of 55 miles in one setting, assuming that it's a one-way ride and that the route is similar to the routes that Google Maps suggests.

Have you tried riding the Brompton long distances? Do you think riding that for fifty miles would be comfortable? I ride quite often and even with my proper road bike, and I am uncomfortable after fifty miles.
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Postby Jumble » Sun May 22, 2011 8:45 pm UTC

It's a good question. As I cycle all yearmround, pretty much every day I guess I have a pretty tough arse. However, I rarely go more than 20 - 30 miles in one run, and that's on the dahon. Funny thing is that the Brompton is pretty comfortable (brookes saddle, stupid sit-up-and-beg riding position, etc.) but I suspect I should do a training run?
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Postby Magnanimous » Sun May 22, 2011 9:33 pm UTC

Screech: I just finished making a spreadsheet of all the webcomics I read. Fifty-two!

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Postby Midnight » Sun May 22, 2011 9:51 pm UTC

why not just make a list?
I read probably... six.
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Postby Magnanimous » Sun May 22, 2011 10:12 pm UTC

Because I was also adding the update schedule, author, etc. I'm hardcore.

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Postby Midnight » Sun May 22, 2011 11:32 pm UTC

but why do you need to make a spreadsheet?
just seems like a lot of work, considering webcomics is a leisure activity.
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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Pander to the Borg)

Postby Eseell » Sun May 22, 2011 11:51 pm UTC

What I did was to make tab groups of the webcomics I read on any given day, so all I have to do is open the "Monday" tab group and I get all the comics that update on Mondays. For comics like Dresden Codak that update irregularly I just put them on a random day.
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