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by Sorroth
Sat May 01, 2010 2:04 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Recommend one artist
Replies: 1018
Views: 282228

Re: Recommend one artist

http://corporaterecords.co.uk/artists/T ... _/Savages/
Savages, by the Indelicates. As the indie-pop/rock critics are fond of saying: lyrics so sharp they'll cut your ears off, and a brilliant tune to boot.
by Sorroth
Fri Oct 23, 2009 2:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: SO MOTHEREFFIN HAPPY Thread :)
Replies: 527
Views: 63778

Re: SO MOTHEREFFIN HAPPY Thread :)

I have a date! And the girl had a crush on me for about as long as I've fancied her, but we were both too shy to do anything about it until now. And we're going to the Natural History museum for a first date! It would be hard for me to be more over-the-moon than I already am. In short: \o/
by Sorroth
Wed Sep 30, 2009 4:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Google Wave
Replies: 190
Views: 20824

Re: Google Wave

EDIT: I'm in, and I have no invites. Oh well.
by Sorroth
Thu Sep 24, 2009 7:07 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: 1000 Blank White Posts
Replies: 383
Views: 23274

Re: 1000 Blank White Posts

[math][/math]
by Sorroth
Wed Sep 23, 2009 7:36 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Random bitstream! (000zerozero000000zero)
Replies: 1947
Views: 237547

Re: Random bitstream! (000zerozero000000zero)

0 ETA: A good idea might be for people to open the thread at the first page, and click Post Reply from there, so that they're not affected by the number just before theirs. It'd be up to personal self-control to not look at the "Previous posts" display on the posting page, but as the page ...
by Sorroth
Wed Sep 23, 2009 7:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9234360

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Wednesday wrote:Why can't school figure out how to regulate temperature?


At my school, is was because they had no thermostat, just a boiler that was either on all day or off all day. More refined temperature regulation was done by manic window-opening, and the occasional ritual sacrifice.
by Sorroth
Sun Sep 20, 2009 1:20 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution
Replies: 18
Views: 3217

Re: The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution

The New Scientist article was about how Darwin's ideas about evolution were overly simplistic, given what we now know about haploidism and hybridism and things, not that evolution was false. They even lampshaded the false conclusions people would jump to in the editorial. For what is otherwise a rat...
by Sorroth
Wed Sep 16, 2009 3:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9234360

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

I might be able to convince my school to get me the labcoat I need for a friend's fancy dress party. The advantages of being volunteered to help design a new website for my year group are finally coming to light.
by Sorroth
Tue Sep 15, 2009 4:19 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 26079
Views: 2481801

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted, it stayed there and slowly became worse and worse, until eventually it formed into an enormous boil that you'll have on your forehead for the rest of your life.

I wish I didn't have to worry about haircuts. Ever.
by Sorroth
Mon Sep 14, 2009 9:02 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Picture Pwn4ge!
Replies: 8368
Views: 1212274

Re: Picture Pwn4ge!

Image

Eventual mortality > Aragorn
by Sorroth
Mon Sep 14, 2009 9:00 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Random bitstream! (000zerozero000000zero)
Replies: 1947
Views: 237547

Re: Random bitstream! (000zerozero000000zero)

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by Sorroth
Sun Sep 13, 2009 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Interviewing the fora
Replies: 5464
Views: 487551

Re: Interviewing the fora

Definitely. I'm unlikely to get shot, but meeting essay deadlines would be a doddle.

Is there currently anyone you want to kick in the teeth, and if so, why? If not, then, if you've ever had such an urge in the past, what was the cause?
by Sorroth
Sun Sep 13, 2009 5:21 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Vending machine!
Replies: 11503
Views: 1027117

Re: Vending machine!

You get a productivity black hole.

I put in a blown light bulb.
by Sorroth
Sun Sep 13, 2009 5:16 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Picture Pwn4ge!
Replies: 8368
Views: 1212274

Re: Picture Pwn4ge!

Image
Bard the Bowman > Dragons.
by Sorroth
Tue Sep 08, 2009 9:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9234360

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

My Dad always used to warn me not to confuse North-South with Above-Below. His favourite example was "Chicago isn't at the bottom of Lake Michigan." EtA: Oi, pagetopper. Now I look all random. Wait, what was this thread about again? Gary, IN is more at the "bottom" of Lk. Michig...
by Sorroth
Tue Sep 08, 2009 8:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9234360

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

My Dad always used to warn me not to confuse North-South with Above-Below. His favourite example was "Chicago isn't at the bottom of Lake Michigan."

EtA: Oi, pagetopper. Now I look all random. Wait, what was this thread about again?
by Sorroth
Tue Sep 08, 2009 8:04 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: District 9
Replies: 185
Views: 24076

Re: District 9

With reference to the Why-are-the-aliens-humanoid-shaped-ish question, an interview with Neill Blomkamp that io9 published said that he had very much wanted to make the aliens even more, well, alien, but audiences tend to be virtually incapable of empathising (and equalising ourselves) with anything...
by Sorroth
Thu Sep 03, 2009 11:42 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Vending machine!
Replies: 11503
Views: 1027117

Re: Vending machine!

You get the other half. Without the part you put in.

I wish for a newer mobile phone.
by Sorroth
Mon Aug 24, 2009 7:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions
Replies: 4059
Views: 371516

Re: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions

Misconception: That there exists a verb "To verse" of which "versus" is the third person plural indicative. While I understand where this misconception comes from (yes, I know, language evolves, etc. etc., but I harbour some disagreement to the idea that its evolution along pathw...
by Sorroth
Fri Jul 31, 2009 3:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0617: "Understocked"
Replies: 115
Views: 22775

Re: "Understocked" Discussion

Wait.... is the guy on the podium supposed to be the president? Because there is no way the president would go to jail....... or would he? The President of the United States may not be sent to jail while in office . As soon as you impeach/let him get out of office, he's free game. That would be the...
by Sorroth
Sat Jul 25, 2009 4:27 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Neal Stephenson - Anathem
Replies: 80
Views: 24737

Re: Neal Stephenson - Anathem

As for the Ala thing, what does that tell you about the world? I can see no logical reason for that to happen. I like deducing things about the world, sure, but that doesn't mean speculative fiction writers are exempt from having to create logically consistent worlds. It tells us that, outside of t...
by Sorroth
Thu Jul 23, 2009 10:03 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Childhood misconceptions
Replies: 868
Views: 107297

Re: Childhood misconceptions

I thought that barely meant the opposite of hardly. I think my reasoning was that two similar-sounding words that I'd heard used in similar contexts couldn't possibly mean the same thing, because that would be redundant. I thought Synagogue was actually "Singing-God", because we sang a lot...
by Sorroth
Mon Jul 13, 2009 7:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0609: "Tab Explosion"
Replies: 176
Views: 56226

Re: "Tab Explosion" Discussion

This came up in the IRC chan a few days ago, with similar results. <@relsqui> DrStatic: I HATE YOU FOR LINKING TO TVTROPES * relsqui escapes, barely <@relsqui> how does it DO that jesus < Pokmin> do what? <@relsqui> Pokmin: click on a tvtropes link and read the article <@relsqui> you'll see. < Pokmi...
by Sorroth
Sun Jun 21, 2009 8:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Childhood misconceptions
Replies: 868
Views: 107297

Re: Childhood misconceptions

This one's not so much a misconception, but when I was small, everyone told me that Gravity pulled things down, and were unable to give a satisfactory answer when I asked them why the Penguins didn't fall off the South Pole. I think that one was finally answered when I watched Disney's Sword in the ...
by Sorroth
Thu Jun 11, 2009 6:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9234360

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (now with 20% more fungus!)

O frabjous day! My TI-Nspire is here. It's all blue! And nifty! And programmable! Hello, Nspire!

I think comic 231 will have to be revised, this time with reference to nice new gadgetry.
by Sorroth
Mon Jun 08, 2009 6:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0594: "Period"
Replies: 133
Views: 86312

Re: "Period" Discussion

"pun intended" Ha ha ha ha ha... this one is going straight to my vernacular! (eg. I'm at 413 herz today) Cheers Randal!! Make sure you do not confuse hertz and nanohertz again when reusing this. Nobody wants to think you're having 413 periods a second. Re the comic: I got the maths part ...
by Sorroth
Sun Jun 07, 2009 5:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9234360

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (now with 20% more fungus!)

On the subject of bookshops: The Waterstones on Gower Street in London, near UCL, is absolutely wonderful, 'cause it has the wide selection, nice offers, etc of a Waterstones, and also has the air of an old independent bookshop, with its reading areas in the bay windows, tiny little corridors of she...
by Sorroth
Fri May 22, 2009 3:26 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Ascending Letters
Replies: 14
Views: 2815

Re: Ascending Letters

6453893 wrote:What about four-letter or five-letter ascenders?

Bare
Care
Dare
Eare
Fare
Gare
Hare


Don't forget Mare, Pare, Rare, Tare (A kind of weed, according to NOAD) and Ware.
by Sorroth
Fri May 22, 2009 6:56 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Calculator Thread!
Replies: 86
Views: 8341

Re: The Calculator Thread!

After a bit more research, it turns out that the non-CAS model is acceptable in exams if it is put in a "Press to test" mode beforehand. According to my exam boards, symbolic algebra manipulation is a no-no, which disinclines me to go with the CAS somewhat, unless the CAS has a mode that c...
by Sorroth
Thu May 21, 2009 10:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Calculator Thread!
Replies: 86
Views: 8341

Re: The Calculator Thread!

Arise, O Calculator Thread... So, I'm thinking of buying a TI calculator. I'm leaning fairly strongly towards to Nspire range, because of their high versatility and niftiness quotient, but if I'm given compelling reasons to for an 84+ or an 89 instead, then I'm happy to listen, though as far as I c...
by Sorroth
Wed May 20, 2009 7:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Nicknames
Replies: 162
Views: 14614

Re: Nicknames

I'm 6'2", 90kg, and have gained a reputation for being (assuming whoever I'm talking to isn't annoying) unerringly nice and polite. As such, I have recently gained the nickname BFG, as in Roald Dahl's book about the Big Friendly Giant. I was quite flattered.
by Sorroth
Sun May 10, 2009 8:33 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: New Joss Whedon Series: Dollhouse [Spoilers Within]
Replies: 803
Views: 84153

Re: New Joss Whedon Series: Dollhouse [Spoilers Within]

I just realised: What the hell happened to Sierra and November's bounty-hunting operation thingy? We saw them getting out of the Chair and being all badass (and molesting the furniture) and then didn't see them again until they were releasing November/Madeleine. Deleted scene fail?
by Sorroth
Sat Apr 18, 2009 11:22 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Atheists and agnostics: When did you become one?
Replies: 102
Views: 10042

Re: Atheists and agnostics: When did you become one?

I was brought up Jewish. I don't think I ever really believed there was a big guy up there who made everything the way it was, and I thought the Big Bang made much more sense than Genesis 1, but I don't think I'd really "formalised" this opinion, as it were. A couple of months after my Bar...
by Sorroth
Fri Apr 17, 2009 10:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Help me buy a boy a present!
Replies: 20
Views: 2831

Re: Help me buy a boy a present!

If he doesn't already have one, a spacious, functional, sturdy, good-looking messenger bag can be one of the most awesome things to receive, if only because they're so damn useful. Ogio does some good ones, and I think ThinkGeek has a couple of nice ones as well.
by Sorroth
Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9234360

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (now with 20% more fungus!)

I tried Second Life today, and I officially have no idea what it's for. Apart from sex.
by Sorroth
Thu Apr 16, 2009 2:48 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Book Challenge
Replies: 261
Views: 22317

Re: The Book Challenge

The belfry movement could play fixed tunes, for example to chime the hours.
by Sorroth
Tue Apr 14, 2009 2:15 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: New Joss Whedon Series: Dollhouse [Spoilers Within]
Replies: 803
Views: 84153

Re: New Joss Whedon Series: Dollhouse [Spoilers Within]

I just rewatched "A Spy in the House of Love" and the line "If I could make a woman, I'd make you" that V says to Dewitt seemed extremely significant. Is that foreshadowing finding out she's a doll or something? I don't think it was necessarily foreshadowing anything, but simply...
by Sorroth
Tue Apr 07, 2009 3:26 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Hugh Laurie:A Real American Doctor FROM AMERICA (House M.D.)
Replies: 711
Views: 109971

Re: House M.D.

That had me pissed off. It was so sudden. There were no real signs for it. It felt like they just had to write him of the script or something. They didn't even really flesh it out enough of the episode tonight. The fact that there weren't any signs was the whole point, as far as I could tel...
by Sorroth
Thu Mar 26, 2009 8:14 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your Start Menu (and various Linux analogies)!
Replies: 38
Views: 3476

Re: Post your Start Menu (and various Linux analogies)!

Picture 2.tif After making this list, I removed a few things from my dock, either because I just don't use them much any more, or because I now use Spotlight in the way I used to use Quicksilver, only more often, and the apps don't warrant the clickspace. Also, a tip for any other Mac users who wan...
by Sorroth
Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:38 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Nathan Fillion's New Series: Castle
Replies: 320
Views: 142971

Re: Nathan Fillion's New Series: Castle

Fun episode this week, if not quite as good as the last couple. The quick-fire script was enjoyable as ever, and I liked Castle's "The weak people just don't get it" thing near the end, although I didn't find the final villain's character to be particularly believable. It was fairly obviou...

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