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by adho
Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:10 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15144
Views: 2631055

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Ugh, I saw this in the paper. Private contractors? Ew. I grew up in a union town in Australia, so our lifeguards are all well paid professionals employed directly by the local council. It's a tough job, some of the time. Seems to be utterly bananas that leaving the protected area would be grounds fo...
by adho
Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:52 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Photography thread.
Replies: 397
Views: 245402

Re: Photography thread.

Does it make you nervous sitting over an edge? Surprisingly, no. I'm scarily relaxed about things like that, to the point where when I thought about it later, I freaked out. I must admit I had to look up where Kamakura was specifically, but I have a very, very similar photo I took in Kyoto. As an a...
by adho
Sun Jun 17, 2012 2:20 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Photography thread.
Replies: 397
Views: 245402

Re: Photography thread.

Excellent transit of Venus pictures Those are brilliant! My father spent a whole lot of time setting his telescope up so he could take pictures, only to have it rain the whole day. Win some, lose some I guess. https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-ghNKc65DCvQ/T902c31sqII/AAAAAAAAAfQ/9voglmf3cis/s750/s...
by adho
Sun Jun 17, 2012 1:33 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15144
Views: 2631055

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

bigglesworth wrote:First in line to the Saudi throne and deputy prime minister of Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Nayef has died in Switzerland. As a hard-liner, hopefully his death will lead to a more reform-friendly crown prince, perhaps Prince Salman.


Their ministers and royalty are the same people? Wow.
by adho
Sun Jun 17, 2012 1:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3490757

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

I don't know exactly. I've always tended to fiddle with things, but working as a typist doesn't leave any hands free with which to do so. Hence: using my teeth to fiddle with something that is near my face anyway, I guess. I do this exact same thing, all the time. It's probably bad for the lead, bu...
by adho
Sat Jun 09, 2012 2:55 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15144
Views: 2631055

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

I watched it in Illinois. The local astronomical society (of which I am a member) held a big event at a community college for the public. Lots of people came, and they had local news cover it. I had a set of filtered binoculars for people to look through. Some had filtered or projected telescopes. ...
by adho
Mon May 21, 2012 1:31 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Photography thread.
Replies: 397
Views: 245402

Re: Photography thread.

Reposting to post some of my efforts. I'm still using (the ever-increasingly infuriating) Picasa for hosting so they're a bit smaller than I'd like to post, but meh. These are really good shots! Change the number after the s (i.e. 512, 720 etc.) to 0 in the address to get the original uploaded imag...
by adho
Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:49 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Climate Change / Global Warming
Replies: 257
Views: 53165

Re: Anthropogenic Global Warming: Engineering review(Burt Ru

as presented by Climate scientists and independently reviewed by an engineer independently reviewed by an engineer reviewed by an engineer engineer Great. :| Edit: I got to slide 7 and this came up. We now know that the Ozone changes were not caused by human CFCs Alright, I'm not even going to both...
by adho
Sat Mar 17, 2012 6:41 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Invisible Children & KONY2012
Replies: 15
Views: 7261

Re: Invisible Children & KONY2012

Oh no.
He took it pretty hard, apparently. Best wishes, get well, et cetera. Poor bloke.
by adho
Thu Mar 15, 2012 5:20 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3490757

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Happy Rant: Tried two nights out in a row before a 7AM start. Cruising on very little sleep. Life is good, somehow. I, too, must be tired, as I read that as " Cruising on very little sheep ". Life is good, indeed! I must still be overly tired, because I just broke up laughing for that men...
by adho
Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3490757

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Minor rant: Really want a burrito but i dont have my card or cash on me :( You could try to see if someone will give you one for a song and dance. Don't know about in your area but it's worked at least once for me. I guess it depends on the person you're asking, sometimes it's hard to judge. Where ...
by adho
Sat Mar 10, 2012 12:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15144
Views: 2631055

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

A system is entropic if it's not in a state of equilibrium. The second law just says that closed systems will eventually reach equilibrium, because high energy things transfer their energy to low energy things, and open systems will become more entropic because energy will transfer in or out depend...
by adho
Sat Mar 10, 2012 3:29 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Invisible Children & KONY2012
Replies: 15
Views: 7261

Re: Invisible Children & KONY2012

Further to that, I've found their explanations of where the money goes to be quite insufficient, has anyone found a resource separate to the annual report, which is largely marketing nonsense? When they're marketing their action kits with the promise that "people will think you're an advocate o...
by adho
Fri Mar 09, 2012 1:28 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Invisible Children & KONY2012
Replies: 15
Views: 7261

Invisible Children & KONY2012

I couldn't find a thread concerning this, so I decided to start one, in the interest of reasonable discussion. If you are unaware, I am referring to the KONY2012 campaign. This (Trigger warning?) is the video that went "viral", and this is the website of the charity in question, Invisible ...
by adho
Fri Feb 10, 2012 4:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1014: "Car Problems"
Replies: 104
Views: 26508

Re: 1014: "Car Problems"

Thanks, I think that's about the last word on this from me. Yes, if you're interested in sheer quantity, there's more imagery being generated. If you're unnecessarily concerned with whether any of it is any good, then you're out of luck. Finally, some agreement. Well, how else will we deem the end ...
by adho
Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1014: "Car Problems"
Replies: 104
Views: 26508

Re: 1014: "Car Problems"

To me, this is the end of photography. If you get some pleasure out of looking at distorted and artifacted images, I'm happy for you. I find them repulsive. One can recognize the intent of the photographer, but there's nothing worth looking at there. Photography is far more alive then it has ever b...
by adho
Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:09 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Photography thread.
Replies: 397
Views: 245402

Re: Photography thread.

@F117Landers
It's a heavily edited screenshot from my GoPro HD. It wasn't actually at the highest res either.

@Sungura
Those are beautiful. Impressive trickery too.
by adho
Mon Jan 16, 2012 5:36 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Photography thread.
Replies: 397
Views: 245402

Re: Photography thread.

Those cyclocross shots are interesting - I like the focus on faces rather than the race. Plus I discovered another crazy sport. https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-X1Ik1SBWq58/Tw5w2bfGWHI/AAAAAAAAAc0/hh3v7GbyB9Q/s750/walkt.jpg This is a screen capture, hence the terrible quality. I kind of like it.
by adho
Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:51 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15144
Views: 2631055

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

I've always figured that the confusion between sexes arises because women operate on several levels at once, and assume men do the same: They assume we have as much depth as them, when often we're more like rain puddles...... Or everyone operates on several levels at once, and accepts that the oppo...
by adho
Sun Dec 25, 2011 7:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0994: "Advent Calendar"
Replies: 74
Views: 22413

Re: 0994: "Advent Calendar"

so you can't be too hard on the guy But YOU can be. You seem to have missed the entire point of a paradox. A series of statements that are acknowledged as true leading to a contradiction or impossibility. Zeno was undoubtedly of great intelligence. Far from being the most embarrassing problem, it w...
by adho
Fri Dec 23, 2011 9:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0994: "Advent Calendar"
Replies: 74
Views: 22413

Re: 0994: "Advent Calendar"

Heheh. This made me giggle. A simple reference.
by adho
Sun Dec 18, 2011 11:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Actual Drnukenness!
Replies: 1358
Views: 339402

Re: Actual Drnukenness!

Spoiler:
Image


Woke up. Found this picture. Very, very fun night. Involved playgrounds. Kebabs.
by adho
Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3490757

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

That sounds like my first few weeks of doing maths at university. We weren't allowed to use what we knew from school and college - we had to derive it all first. Like, we weren't even allowed to assume things like x-x=0, and we had to completely relearn stuff like differentiation. That has a legiti...
by adho
Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:05 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Photography thread.
Replies: 397
Views: 245402

Re: Photography thread.

A little skateboarding film I made. That was all shot on a 7D in case anyone is interested. I know using SLRs for filming is frowned upon by snobbish moviemakers, but they do produce nice colour and the focus on them is spot on. I'm just really happy about this movie and this is kind of unrelated s...
by adho
Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:23 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Actual Drnukenness!
Replies: 1358
Views: 339402

Re: Actual Drnukenness!

I got so drunk last night that I temporarily lost my sense of taste. I noticed this when I drank and entire glass of rum and sprite (they fucked up someone's drink order and my friend didn't want to drink it) and it was like drinking water. I still feel a bit fucked up and it's been over 12 hours s...
by adho
Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:10 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Photography thread.
Replies: 397
Views: 245402

Re: Photography thread.

@that person who was being helpful Yes, I have contemplated a remote, but usually for other purposes - shooting birds/other flighty animals. I don't make a habit of taking photos of myself :oops: podbaydoor, I was using my friends Canon the other day with an old 20mm Nikon (I think) lens. Adaptors t...
by adho
Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:47 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Photography thread.
Replies: 397
Views: 245402

Re: Photography thread.

Taken with a self timer. Needless to say, took many tries. The light was terrible but I kind of like it.
Spoiler:
Image
by adho
Sat Nov 26, 2011 2:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Actual Drnukenness!
Replies: 1358
Views: 339402

Re: Actual Drnukenness!

Blee bloo.
Good times, good people.
Falling asleep to passion pit.
Busdricers are wonderful people.
by adho
Tue Nov 22, 2011 5:07 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Photography thread.
Replies: 397
Views: 245402

Re: Photography thread.

Those pictures are cool, but super noisy - maybe it's the editing?
I don't know. :oops:
by adho
Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:29 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15144
Views: 2631055

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Ubik wrote:He could have had children with several women. It's just that the lineages of other men of the same period eventually died (the male side to be exact), not that he was the only male in existence at some point.

Doesn't preclude what Avatar said, I am also confused by this.
by adho
Sun Nov 13, 2011 2:18 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Actual Drnukenness!
Replies: 1358
Views: 339402

Re: Actual Drnukenness!

I Am Raven wrote:dix


Heheheheheh

After posting this, I went and watched a few episodes of The Last Airbender. It was like 4am.
Best decision.
by adho
Fri Nov 11, 2011 4:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Actual Drnukenness!
Replies: 1358
Views: 339402

Re: Actual Drnukenness!

Bored. Intoxicated. Testing how well I can type when majorly under the influence. Turns out, very well, if I take my time. Had many people at my house. Life Tip: Liquid detergent doesn't go in a dishwasher. That's a good rule to learn. No matter how drunk you are. You do get fun bubbles though. SO M...
by adho
Fri Oct 28, 2011 5:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0969: "Delta-P"
Replies: 181
Views: 53053

Re: 0969: "Delta-P"

First of all, lets agree that movie adaptations of most any printed media are disappointing (nearly) without fail. Well THAT's a given. Apart from maybe LOTR. "The Golden Compass" was, to me, particularly, cringeworthily bad. Next, "writing Muslims off as terrorists" may be ster...
by adho
Fri Oct 28, 2011 3:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0969: "Delta-P"
Replies: 181
Views: 53053

Re: 0969: "Delta-P"

To the people correlating Narnia with modern American politics: C.S. Lewis was a British author writing around the time of WWII. Lewis wasn't advocating anything to do with textbooks; in fact Lewis seemed to lean towards being a theistic evolutionist. (Though he mostly left the subject alone, which...
by adho
Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Amy Winehouse joins the 27 Club
Replies: 548
Views: 38805

Re: Amy Winehouse joins the 27 Club

Comes down to tolerance I suppose, from mosts report she drank an awful lot. Sure, a BAC of 0.4 would floor/hospitalise most people, but if someone was getting plastered relatively often... Time have an interesting view on it. If she drank as much as they said (which is in honesty unlikely) she must...
by adho
Sat Oct 22, 2011 5:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0964: "Dorm Poster"
Replies: 155
Views: 42558

Re: 0964: "Dorm Poster"

I guess I just don't think of songs as being inherent parts of an album, but as independent works which just happen to be sold in groups. Albums like Dark Side of the Moon are so much more than the sum of their parts. A lot of bands of that era, and indeed up into the present day, design their albu...
by adho
Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0964: "Dorm Poster"
Replies: 155
Views: 42558

Re: 0964: "Dorm Poster"

People who use iTunes...Pathetic. Terrible software, bloated prices...Apple, corrupting the world one person at a time. Really? That's an awful lot of people you just branded pathetic. Corrupting the world? Geez... HE DOESN'T EVEN OWN A RECORD PLAYER Why do people do this? Why?! I have taken to hid...
by adho
Thu Oct 13, 2011 9:17 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Wall Street Journal circulation scam
Replies: 1
Views: 898

Re: Wall Street Journal circulation scam

Papers seem to be doing the opposite of what they should be to survive. I'm not sure about you, but the reason I still buy papers is that it's generally a source that can be trusted, written by professionals. Cases like this throw a lot of shadow over the second, and only accelerate their decline in...
by adho
Fri Sep 30, 2011 4:30 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15144
Views: 2631055

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

By Bill of Rights do you mean the first ten ammendments to The Constitution Of The United States Of America? or some other Bill of Rights? (you did say "America" so I guess the former) I have always heard Bill of Rights used to mean, collectively, the first ten. Certianly not, note for ex...

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