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by UmbralRaptor
Fri Sep 25, 2009 8:20 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The Official Running thread!
Replies: 444
Views: 176065

Re: The Official Running thread!

I avoided knee pain by changing my stride, landing more on the balls of my feet. Is this good/bad, and can it help others?
by UmbralRaptor
Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0602: "Overstimulated"
Replies: 131
Views: 29761

Re: "Overstimulated" Discussion

Finding people that one can have interesting conversations with in meatspace is a very non-trivial problem... =/
by UmbralRaptor
Thu Jun 25, 2009 10:19 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Huge planet
Replies: 33
Views: 3323

Re: Huge planet

Now, my friend sent me this link, http://tinyurl.com/kmkhf8. I'm pretty sure that if a planet is 6.38*10^16 m across in radius and has a mass of 5.9742*10^44 kg it would like, crunch in on itself or something. Wouldn't it? Or is it possible that this planet could exist without crunching in upon its...
by UmbralRaptor
Tue Jun 23, 2009 8:14 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Music driven fractal 3D space shooter. Linux, OS X, Windows.
Replies: 53
Views: 11704

Re: Fractal 3D space shooter. Linux, OS X, Windows.

Crashes on startup for me:
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Windows XP SP3, ATI X300, 1 Gig of RAM. My drivers should be up to date...
by UmbralRaptor
Mon Jun 22, 2009 5:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0600: "Android Boyfriend"
Replies: 136
Views: 43465

Re: "Android Boyfriend" Discussion

I guess this comic explains how sexbots won't result in the end of humanity? >.>
by UmbralRaptor
Sat Jun 20, 2009 3:43 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The Official Running thread!
Replies: 444
Views: 176065

Re: The Official Running thread!

Well that was demotivating.

I ran a 5 k today, and got sick ~2/3 of the way through. Final time was just under 40 minutes. :oops:
by UmbralRaptor
Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0592: "Drama"
Replies: 122
Views: 28783

Re: "Drama" Discussion

I reiterate: humans are the problem. Remove the humans, and there will be far less drama. Raise a talon if you're with me...

Ives: uh, they are. Fortunately, your nickname is sufficiently common, that it'll get lost. Welcome to the forum. :)
by UmbralRaptor
Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0592: "Drama"
Replies: 122
Views: 28783

Re: "Drama" Discussion

The real problem is that a lot of humans like drama and will work to generate it. Sex is only a convenient ritual for summoning drahma llamas.

...lousy humans...
by UmbralRaptor
Thu May 21, 2009 11:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Calculator Thread!
Replies: 86
Views: 8326

Re: The Calculator Thread!

Are there any usage restrictions, or is this all about performance/interface/compatibility?
by UmbralRaptor
Mon May 18, 2009 6:48 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Do you read the instruction booklet?
Replies: 58
Views: 5432

Re: Do you read the instruction booklet?

I always the instructions. TF2's including only a fake manual (The engineer's "instructions")/forcing me to trawl the keyboard configuration and secondary sites that often had very little to no information soured me on it a bit... edit: The spiral bound ones for Baldur's Gate 2 and Icewind...
by UmbralRaptor
Mon May 18, 2009 6:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0585: "Outreach"
Replies: 119
Views: 36100

Re: "Outreach" Discussion

Note to self: keep hoverboard and lightsaber with me at all times to deal with flying sharks.

Now that I think about it, this seems vaguely like a Far Side (the one with ballooning buffalo, inspired by http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ballooning_(spider))
by UmbralRaptor
Mon May 11, 2009 2:23 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Most Bogus Gaming moments.
Replies: 179
Views: 22075

Re: Most Bogus Gaming moments.

Any one of the dozens of times I've made significant progress in Oblivion or Morrowind since the last save, only for the game to crash straight to desktop. In fact, I'd swear there's a bug that makes the chance of crashing directly proportional to time since last save. :evil: AFAIK, Morrowind does ...
by UmbralRaptor
Mon May 11, 2009 2:08 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: You have 24 hours to die.
Replies: 136
Views: 30466

Re: You have 24-hours to die.

Huh, this got bumped. Easy. Use 23 of those hours preparing for the rituals of lichdom. The original rules were sort of anti-magic. Uploading might be okay. I'm tempted to suggest piloting a cruise missile (or something that acts as one) into $structure, but that has unfortunate implications... =/
by UmbralRaptor
Mon Apr 27, 2009 4:51 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 26078
Views: 2473769

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

eaglef2 wrote:I wish for an evil monster to destroy Bangladesh.

Granted. Cthulhu wakes up and stops by Bangladesh for a while during is world travels.

I wish for a kitten.
by UmbralRaptor
Sun Apr 26, 2009 5:33 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Zombies! - A Mega-Merg'd Thread
Replies: 171
Views: 15155

Re: Zombie Survival Quiz

It's a very large dorm...

Edit: I take it you live in Kansas also?
by UmbralRaptor
Sun Apr 26, 2009 2:44 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Zombies! - A Mega-Merg'd Thread
Replies: 171
Views: 15155

Re: Zombie Survival Quiz

If you survive, you'll pick up experience fast...
by UmbralRaptor
Sun Apr 26, 2009 2:23 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Your last words?
Replies: 221
Views: 17830

Re: Your last words?

Realistically: "..." (I'm a quiet person) Less seriously: "My god, it's full of shoggoths!" A lot of the cooler things would probably involve killing myself, though. "Until we meet again." (To either a nemesis or a loved one. Bonus points if I know that we will meet aga...
by UmbralRaptor
Sun Apr 26, 2009 1:51 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Jump in puddle of water and not get wet
Replies: 10
Views: 1760

Re: Jump in puddle of water and not get wet

Probably doable with specialized footgear, and enough luck that nothing bounces back quite right. Wouldn't it be best to completely empty the puddle, so that there's no flow back?

Edit: Just cover yourself in something waterproof. Say, a drysuit. :lol:
by UmbralRaptor
Sun Apr 26, 2009 1:48 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Zombies! - A Mega-Merg'd Thread
Replies: 171
Views: 15155

Re: Zombie Survival Quiz

Physical: B
Mental: B
Experience: D (I blame it on living in suburbia. Though I disagree with the author on knives, since they are quite useful in non-weapon roles...)
Emotional Rating: F (Wow, we are a cold-hearted bunch.)
Overall: Z+
by UmbralRaptor
Mon Apr 13, 2009 7:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0568: "Well 2"
Replies: 105
Views: 24624

Re: Discussion of "Well 2"

"But I know what I mean!"
Actually, you don't.
by UmbralRaptor
Thu Apr 02, 2009 11:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0563: "Fermirotica"
Replies: 169
Views: 57375

Re: "Fermirotica" Discussion

Eh, Kansas' population density is pretty variable. Try KC, Lawrence, Wichita, Manhattan, or the like?
(...using my best guesses of 15 minute duration and 60 events per year, I get 500 m. I suspect that I'm overstating quantity)
by UmbralRaptor
Wed Apr 01, 2009 8:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0563: "Fermirotica"
Replies: 169
Views: 57375

Re: "Fermirotica" Discussion

Knightshire wrote:
poxic wrote:
Delass wrote:Wouldnt two people be required to have sex?

That's the generally agreed minimum, yes.

The formula would be a lot scarier if it considered the number of people jacking off in your neighbourhood. :roll:

It just says "sex." There's no reason you have to exclude solo sex...
by UmbralRaptor
Wed Apr 01, 2009 8:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0563: "Fermirotica"
Replies: 169
Views: 57375

Re: "Fermirotica" Discussion

*goes off to cause a divide by zero error*
by UmbralRaptor
Sun Dec 21, 2008 9:30 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: One Velociraptor Per Child.
Replies: 8
Views: 2262

Re: One Velociraptor Per Child.

EdgarJPublius wrote:is it possible raptors have developed some fort of false hat in order to fool us humans?

That's impossible! W- er, they would never be able to wear even a false hat.
by UmbralRaptor
Sun Dec 21, 2008 4:02 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Last.fm Compatibility Thread
Replies: 142
Views: 26923

Re: Last.fm Compatibility Thread

Your musical compatibility with v1ND is Very Low
Music you have in common includes DJ Shadow, Breaking Benjamin, Green Day, Atreyu and Queen.

My compatibility with everyone in the thread is Low, Very Low, or Unknown. :shock:

http://www.last.fm/user/raptor_87
by UmbralRaptor
Sun Dec 21, 2008 3:17 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: One Velociraptor Per Child.
Replies: 8
Views: 2262

One Velociraptor Per Child.

Because laptops aren't enough.

Don't worry, these ones can run a vegetarian diet, and will increase the number of paleontologists. They're quite safe.
by UmbralRaptor
Tue Nov 25, 2008 6:01 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Screen Resolution
Replies: 51
Views: 4408

Re: Screen Resolution

1360x1024 for the main computer, 1280x960 or 1280x1024 (it varies) for the secondary one.

So, otterxduck, I guess.
by UmbralRaptor
Sun Sep 28, 2008 1:35 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Calculator Thread!
Replies: 86
Views: 8326

Re: The Calculator Thread!

A HW2 (non-titanium) TI-89 since early 2003. It's been my main one since it's predecessor (a HW1 TI-89, bought c. 2000) got damaged in a rainstorm.
by UmbralRaptor
Mon Jun 09, 2008 4:39 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Predict your future using your music
Replies: 70
Views: 6507

Re: Predict your future using your music

1) Das Ich - mann und frau gehen durch die krebsbarracke 2) Fungus Grove (midi file - zone music from EQ) 3) HL1 song19 (from HL2 sounds) -- Steam in the Pipes/Negative Pressure Sounds ominous, but I'm not sure about the German. What does "krebsbarracke" mean? 1. Jonathan Coulton- Octopus ...
by UmbralRaptor
Tue Jun 03, 2008 9:45 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Asteroid mining and other space stuff: how useful, how soon?
Replies: 279
Views: 22415

Re: Asteroid mining - how useful, how soon?

Any system (most notably orion-style vessels) capable of moving around asteroids would be politically unfeasible. Similarly, if you're sending those chunks of refined metal (or raw ore) down, you could always aim a few at, say, Moscow or New York City. And conveniently forget to have them slow down ...
by UmbralRaptor
Tue Jun 03, 2008 8:26 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Physics Version 2.1.2
Replies: 44
Views: 5806

Re: Physics Version 2.1.2

Revamped back-end of nuclear subroutines; they should be substantially simpler now. In addition, we've implemented several examples of materials in the "island of stability" for the player-base to test. (not posted in the patch message: this also messes with the liquid drop approximation, ...
by UmbralRaptor
Mon Jun 02, 2008 8:14 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Physics Version 2.1.2
Replies: 44
Views: 5806

Re: Physics Version 2.1.2

Due to popular demand, Luminiferous Aether has been re-enabled.
by UmbralRaptor
Fri May 23, 2008 8:26 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: cost of space flight
Replies: 11
Views: 2088

Re: cost of space flight

Very roughly between 20 and 50 million. Depends on the exact setup and how good you are at negotiating.
Do you want the spacecraft or just the launcher?
by UmbralRaptor
Sun May 04, 2008 4:04 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: If I had a billion gazillion dollars....
Replies: 233
Views: 33703

Re: If I had a billion gazillion dollars....

Initially, I was going to say "A space program." (implicitly colonizing the solar system)

But putting an arbitrarily large amount of funds into a Vingian Singularity seems intriguing...
by UmbralRaptor
Wed Apr 30, 2008 1:17 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How to trap a geek
Replies: 101
Views: 9084

Re: How to trap a geek

Pretty much anything that negates the loss of the arm. A bionic replacement that is better, regeneration, equipment to allow uploading into a bush robot, ...
by UmbralRaptor
Mon Apr 21, 2008 1:36 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: middle of nowhere - aka kansas, round the KCMO side
Replies: 12
Views: 3435

Re: middle of nowhere - aka kansas, round the KCMO side

Is anyone one else going to be at ConQuest?

(Yay for attempting to reanimate threads)
by UmbralRaptor
Sun Apr 20, 2008 1:23 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Do you actually enjoy your job?
Replies: 76
Views: 7453

Re: Do you actually enjoy your job?

This really needs an "Otter" choice. Or a "Both."

I (currently) am a math (and low level science) tutor. This has its cool and fun moments, but also lots of frustrating ones. The pay is lousy, but at least I get to sit down, and the room is comfortable...
by UmbralRaptor
Fri Apr 18, 2008 1:09 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Gas purchase amounts
Replies: 86
Views: 7045

Re: Gas purchase amounts

I've said it before and I'll say it again, as long as Venezuela is getting a gallon of gas for .11USD Gas is measure by the cubic metre, not the gallon :P (Old debate ;) Some people have oil tanks in their house anyway) Fricking 6p for a gallon of petrol. That's just nuts. Almost like Dubai, only e...
by UmbralRaptor
Fri Apr 11, 2008 5:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: You have 24 hours to die.
Replies: 136
Views: 30466

Re: You have 24-hours to die.

I guess that there's not enough time for anything really impressive.

It's probably going to involve nukes. And/or a very fast aircraft. (Not enough time to setup anything interesting with spacecraft...)

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