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by Kimmo
Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:04 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Looking for a vid explaining the Mandelbrot set
Replies: 1
Views: 577

Looking for a vid explaining the Mandelbrot set

Unlike the repetitive banging on about what a fractal is followed by a brief bit of hand-waving about the actual maths of the Mandelbrot set as provided in Colors of Infinity , I'm after something that can break it down all the way for a layman. I guess an explanation of complex numbers would be cal...
by Kimmo
Mon May 02, 2011 12:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Osama bin Laden is Dead
Replies: 952
Views: 87940

Re: Osama bin Laden is Dead

OllieGarkey wrote:Image


Has anyone got context for that kick? It just seems to come outta nowhere.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3SFXQfE4kk
by Kimmo
Mon May 02, 2011 9:07 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Osama bin Laden is Dead
Replies: 952
Views: 87940

Re: Osama bin Laden is Dead

This isn't the same as celebrating some poor drafted grunt's death, this is a guy who has made an ideological stance of murdering my people and undermining their ideals and institutions. There are no reservations to my satisfaction at him being removed from this world. How about that this dead guy'...
by Kimmo
Mon May 02, 2011 8:51 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Presidential stand-up comedy - new precedent?
Replies: 19
Views: 2834

Presidential stand-up comedy - new precedent?

So the POTUS is a funny guy. See the first vid here (about 18min) for the whole thing; the last vid has highlights. I'm aware the White House Correspondents' dinner has prolly seen its fair share of Presidential wisecracks, but has any POTUS (or leader of any nation, for that matter) ever put comedy...
by Kimmo
Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:39 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Dear Tea Party: You will now get yours
Replies: 50
Views: 4945

Re: Dear Tea Party: You will now get yours

Not really fresh or unsaid. Joe Bageant pretty much covered the same thing years ago and with more depth. And if you're goal is to actually try to ever sway the working class to your side, inferring that they're poor-ass dipshits that aren't worth their own existence isn't going to do much for your...
by Kimmo
Tue Jan 18, 2011 6:53 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Dear Tea Party: You will now get yours
Replies: 50
Views: 4945

Re: Dear Tea Party: You will now get yours

I seem to remember the OP posting a similar smug, substanceless left-wing propaganda article a while back...It's great that this guy tells you exactly what you want to hear Kimmo, but only reading viewpoints you agree with isn't going to help you develop your ideology. I read lots of stuff. Admitte...
by Kimmo
Mon Jan 17, 2011 4:20 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Surprise: assholes don't like other people.
Replies: 36
Views: 5393

Re: Surprise: assholes don't like other people.

So, if I think this article is vague, uninformative and unoriginal, containing no insights that can't be found in any of the major world religions, does that make me vague, uninformative and unoriginal, containing no insights that can't be found in any of the major world religions? Nice! Seems fair...
by Kimmo
Mon Jan 17, 2011 4:09 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Dear Tea Party: You will now get yours
Replies: 50
Views: 4945

Dear Tea Party: You will now get yours

The title isn't a reference to recent events; I just discovered this Mark Morford bloke and was reading back through some of his stuff cause I love his writing. This piece is from November, but I had to share : ) Dear Tea Party: You will now get yours By Mark Morford, SF Gate Columnist Wednesday, No...
by Kimmo
Thu Nov 18, 2010 11:37 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Why do keyboards still have a Scroll Lock button?
Replies: 55
Views: 10642

Re: Why do keyboards still have a Scroll Lock button?

Somehow, I don't think that a lot of people have quite figured out how a keyboard should properly be laid out. Damn straight. I can't think of a field of endeavour off the top off my head more stricken with needless lock-in. Sure, there are a few alternative layouts, but with the exception of the M...
by Kimmo
Wed Nov 17, 2010 11:59 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Tonight's South Park...(Merged Scott Tenorman)
Replies: 93
Views: 32218

Re: Tonight's South Park...(Merged Scott Tenorman)

Mysterion fucking rocks . But now Kenny does too, just as hard : D Pissed myself at Mintberry Crunch stealing Mysterion's thunder; typical Matt & Trey : ) Broken canons got a mention earlier; I heard it shatter when Cartman admitted he'd decided to 'keep being a dick'... I th...
by Kimmo
Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:37 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Tonight's South Park...(Merged Scott Tenorman)
Replies: 93
Views: 32218

Re: Tonight's South Park...(Merged Scott Tenorman)

Is it a three-parter? Looks it... Mysterion fucking rocks. I'm not sure how his super power breaks the canon; seems to me like now it's not broken any more. Just watched Coon 2 again in preparation for Mysterion Rises, and noticed what seems to be a Clockwork Orange-flavoured couple of shots...
by Kimmo
Mon Nov 08, 2010 9:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What do you do if you wake up X centuries ago?
Replies: 44
Views: 5462

Re: What do you do if you wake up X centuries ago?

I've thought about this a lot Evidently... awesome plan : D I reckon a single century would do me... I'm not so ambitious. I'd probably try to find a well-placed engineer to convince of my special status, and fast-track the evolution of the pushbike, cause it's my favourite invention. Materials sci...
by Kimmo
Mon Nov 08, 2010 5:27 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Font discussion
Replies: 11
Views: 4916

Re: Font discussion

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by Kimmo
Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:37 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Leonard the Anti-Gravity Hamster
Replies: 3
Views: 2618

Re: Leonard the Anti-Gravity Hamster

I like it : )
by Kimmo
Sat Oct 30, 2010 9:50 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3077197

Re: Postify your facerity

It was actually a piece of piss; a total cert even. ... piffing ... Maccers ... cooee... bowled up ... In which we learn that knowing 'English' doesn't mean one knows "English" (or English, or [English], or {English} or ...). Also, who or what is a "Dingo Boy?" That's easy. A di...
by Kimmo
Sat Oct 30, 2010 9:20 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Tonight's South Park...(Merged Scott Tenorman)
Replies: 93
Views: 32218

Re: Tonight's South Park...(Merged Scott Tenorman)

I found Coon 2 a strapping return to form : D
by Kimmo
Sat Oct 23, 2010 3:00 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Why do keyboards still have a Scroll Lock button?
Replies: 55
Views: 10642

Re: Why do keyboards still have a Scroll Lock button?

Who says the rows must be staggered, anyway? I bet a grid would be pretty easy to adapt to... There have been grid keyboards in the past. They've been universally panned by touch-typists because when your hands are held in a natural posture, your fingers do not move in vertical lines. It's not like...
by Kimmo
Sat Oct 23, 2010 2:55 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The most beautiful animation you've ever seen?
Replies: 90
Views: 22127

Re: The most beautiful animation you've ever seen?

That clip is beautiful. Nice linkage. The Animatrix is a great little smorgasbord. Highly recommended; far superior content to the Matrix sequels IMO. I hear Batman: Gotham Knight, a smorgasbord done with the same idea, is also quite excellent. Thanks for the heads-up, I checked it out... it's okay....
by Kimmo
Sat Oct 23, 2010 11:58 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Tonight's South Park...(Merged Scott Tenorman)
Replies: 93
Views: 32218

Re: Tonight's South Park...(Merged Scott Tenorman)

I don't wanna sound condescending, but I can't help feeling that if Matt & Trey offend you, you're probably somehow missing the point... They mostly tear things down, often with a poetic flair that incontrovertibly nails some aspect of human idiocy, and I'd say they do in an accurately justified...
by Kimmo
Tue Oct 19, 2010 10:07 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Great Recommendation Thread (Movie, TV, Anime, Cartoon)
Replies: 317
Views: 182252

Re: I need a Movie Recommendation

<3 2001 . It helps if you've read the book in the last few years, as I recall... feels like there's more going on then. ...I don't think anyone's mentioned Wall-E or Idiocracy . I really, really liked Moon . I, Robot wasn't too bad. If you can call V for Vendetta scifi, that's gotta list pretty high...
by Kimmo
Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:43 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Good news on Tasmanian logging
Replies: 0
Views: 1601

Good news on Tasmanian logging

Historic deal on forests Andrew Darby October 19, 2010 A PEACE deal has been struck to save Tasmania's wild forests after a quarter of a century of conflict between the logging industry and the environmental movement. Marathon talks between industry, union and green groups will culminate in the han...
by Kimmo
Tue Oct 19, 2010 5:16 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Right wing perspective taking a hit from genetics
Replies: 44
Views: 5100

Re: Right wing perspective taking a hit from genetics

Kimmo, it's not just the fact that you posted an article you apparently didn't even read. It's the fanfare of condescending logorrhea "snidely denigrating" any person falling right of center, culminating in a melodramatic rhetorical question about the utter bankruptcy of democracy. If it'...
by Kimmo
Tue Oct 19, 2010 5:05 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Tonight's South Park...(Merged Scott Tenorman)
Replies: 93
Views: 32218

Re: Tonight's South Park...(Merged Scott Tenorman)

I enjoyed It's a Jersey Thing much more than Poor and Stupid, which I found a little flat...

Spoiler:
The Al-Qaeda angle was gold : D
by Kimmo
Mon Oct 18, 2010 9:08 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Right wing perspective taking a hit from genetics
Replies: 44
Views: 5100

Re: Right wing perspective taking a hit from genetics

*sigh*

Would it help if I repeated myself?

Kimmo wrote:Okay, I have to admit I failed to cast a critical eye over this piece due to my own bias...


Seriously, how much fucking capitulation is enough.
by Kimmo
Mon Oct 18, 2010 2:26 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Right wing perspective taking a hit from genetics
Replies: 44
Views: 5100

Re: Right wing perspective taking a hit from genetics

I'd try to tiptoe out of this thread, but the floor's too sticky now...

Anyone who still gives a shit about the actual topic should prolly take it here
by Kimmo
Mon Oct 18, 2010 2:22 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Why do keyboards still have a Scroll Lock button?
Replies: 55
Views: 10642

Re: Why do keyboards still have a Scroll Lock button?

TBH, I was mostly just being a smartarse. Although, you could probably internally disable any keys you don't like hitting accidentally, if you don't like the gaping holes. I'd like to see a keyboard with a numpad on the left, myself... for one, when playing FPSs no other bunch of keys cuts it for me...
by Kimmo
Sun Oct 17, 2010 6:53 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Why do keyboards still have a Scroll Lock button?
Replies: 55
Views: 10642

Re: Why do keyboards still have a Scroll Lock button?

Probably? Certainly.

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If you have keys on your keyboard you don't want, I can't see the problem.
by Kimmo
Sun Oct 17, 2010 12:01 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3077197

Re: Postify your facerity

Cheers : ) Nice buy. You made the front page of the Herald Scum! Excellent work, good sir. It was actually a piece of piss; a total cert even. There'd been a huge crowd piffing acrylic all over the Maccers ten minutes beforehand, and there were also a bunch of folks in white coats handing out blank ...
by Kimmo
Sat Oct 16, 2010 8:47 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Couple on trial for abortion in Australia
Replies: 45
Views: 5535

Re: Couple on trial for abortion in Australia

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Y'all come back now, y'hear
by Kimmo
Sat Oct 16, 2010 8:42 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3077197

Re: Postify your facerity

When I still believed a critical mass of plebs like myself could actually make a dent (I wasn't a party to the vandalism): http://i55.tinypic.com/taftqh_th.jpg Photochoppery http://i51.tinypic.com/260ee6p_th.jpg Normalcy (was actually tripping at the time, but meh) http://i53.tinypic.com/2r3gymt_th....
by Kimmo
Sat Oct 16, 2010 7:48 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Right wing perspective taking a hit from genetics
Replies: 44
Views: 5100

Re: Right wing perspective taking a hit from genetics

Well, that last was either patently disingenuous, or ignorant of the fact I distanced myself from said attempted bitchslap as soon as I was prompted to reconsider; either way, you're obviously in a bit of a hurry to hang shit. You can continue trying to score cheap points by all means, but I was und...
by Kimmo
Sat Oct 16, 2010 3:43 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The most beautiful animation you've ever seen?
Replies: 90
Views: 22127

Re: The most beautiful animation you've ever seen?

The Animatrix is a great little smorgasbord. Highly recommended; far superior content to the Matrix sequels IMO.

Also, Chicago 10 is an excellent doco.
by Kimmo
Sat Oct 16, 2010 3:35 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Breaking Bard
Replies: 209
Views: 75243

Re: Breaking Bad

This show is just so damn brilliant I'm totally prepared to overlook the occasional flaw; its depth and subtlety is, as far as I'm aware, unprecedented in television. And the production values are utterly superb. I caught a couple of random eps in the terrible timeslot it's on in Oz (9:30 Friday), a...
by Kimmo
Sat Oct 16, 2010 3:17 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Right wing perspective taking a hit from genetics
Replies: 44
Views: 5100

Re: Right wing perspective taking a hit from genetics

Hey, I'm sure it is.

I don't have a problem with having my views challenged; otherwise I'd just fap over this article in private.

But I have very little interest in playing infantile ego games.
by Kimmo
Sat Oct 16, 2010 1:34 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2415703

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

No need to give my name; it's my handle. Kinda signifies how I tend to wear my heart on my sleeve and have my colours nailed to the mast... Despite being pretty smart, I'm possibly less immune to brainfade than many, so please don't assume I'm an idiot on the strength of a single post... most of the...
by Kimmo
Sat Oct 16, 2010 12:45 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Couple on trial for abortion in Australia
Replies: 45
Views: 5535

Re: Couple on trial for abortion in Australia

Kimmo wrote:Queensland is almost another country; it's kinda like being south of the Mason–Dixon line in the US...
SecondTalon wrote:Racial tensions, parts of society that haven't changed since 1827, and grits on every breakfast plate?

To be fair, it's far less pronounced than that... but I'm guessing Queensland (and probably South Australia) contribute more than their share to the 20% too blinded by theology to minimise harm.
by Kimmo
Sat Oct 16, 2010 12:36 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Right wing perspective taking a hit from genetics
Replies: 44
Views: 5100

Re: Right wing perspective taking a hit from genetics

Considering that you have lumped all racists/eugenicists/social-darwnists in with "right wing", I think there is plenty of call to be condescending. I already acknowledged I got a bit carried away in the OP before you decided to piss on me... and you did so ignoring the fact that these de...
by Kimmo
Sat Oct 16, 2010 12:04 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Right wing perspective taking a hit from genetics
Replies: 44
Views: 5100

Re: Right wing perspective taking a hit from genetics

I'm going to have to bring in the Nolan Chart , because I don't think you understand what "right" and "left" are. You actually think there's any call to be so condescending? Pff, is all I have for you, pal. Oh yeah, nice invocation of Godwin, BTW :roll: right wing: People are en...
by Kimmo
Fri Oct 15, 2010 2:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Right wing perspective taking a hit from genetics
Replies: 44
Views: 5100

Re: Right wing perspective taking a hit from genetics

Okay, I have to admit I failed to cast a critical eye over this piece due to my own bias... It's certainly true that the right/left dichotomy is far too simplistic to be of much use; in fact I'm sure it gets in the way a great deal. The article you mention also lists controversial diseases(depressio...
by Kimmo
Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:19 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Couple on trial for abortion in Australia
Replies: 45
Views: 5535

Re: Couple on trial for abortion in Australia

Wait, abortion is not legal in Australia? Is Australia really that backward? I know Australia is economically quite conservative, but I never thought of Australia as particularly religious. I was listening to a story on the radio about this just now; a pro-choice activist said 80% of Australians ag...

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