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by yurell
Mon Jan 12, 2015 7:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13997
Views: 1891130

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

His apology suggested that someone else passed the "information" on to him and he repeated it without checking it. I wonder if someone was having fun with him. I'm more inclined to believe that he made it up on the spot to rile up the base, knowing that apologies can be hard to find, noti...
by yurell
Mon Jan 05, 2015 9:27 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13997
Views: 1891130

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

That looks ... absolutely amazing. Wow, I wish they served anything like that while I was at school. I just had the odd pie or roll-in-a-roll.
by yurell
Mon Jan 05, 2015 5:10 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13997
Views: 1891130

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

The idea of school lunches is a little ... alien to me. Here it's expected that everyone bring their own food, and for those that don't there is food available for purchase at the tuck shop at vastly inflated prices. Generally, such a purchased meal would be a treat, although I do know a few well-of...
by yurell
Wed Dec 24, 2014 10:49 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13997
Views: 1891130

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

Yeah, Labor really screwed themselves over, but a foreign billionaire mobilising his multimedia empire to report incredibly biased news in favour of one party and ruthlessly attack another didn't exactly help.
by yurell
Sat Dec 13, 2014 11:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3124
Views: 358587

Re: The Darker Side of the News

It's true that (AFAIK) none of the current generation of GM crops really solves any environmental or food supply issues, but there's some truly impressive stuff in development, such as drought resistant rice . Let's not forget Golden Rice , which contains beta-carotene to help address the massive p...
by yurell
Thu Dec 11, 2014 10:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13196
Views: 1222990

Re: Today I Learned

MinutePhysics did a video on it a couple of days ago, and I thought it was really cool.
by yurell
Fri Dec 05, 2014 8:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89767
Views: 6383060

Re: (F)leeting (A)nd (R)andom (T)houghts

Can't you just wear the unisex one? I wouldn't think it would make a difference... the "ladies" ones look like they're designed for petite figures (at least from the model pictures), and as my wife is not one of those, I can say that she is fine with unisex-style shirts that fit as long a...
by yurell
Fri Dec 05, 2014 7:22 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89767
Views: 6383060

Re: (F)leeting (A)nd (R)andom (T)houghts

They always list Ladies 3XL and 2XL as options, but every single shirt I've tried has listed them as unavailable once selected :(
by yurell
Fri Dec 05, 2014 12:40 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13997
Views: 1891130

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

In news that surprises absolutely no one, giving someone purpose, hope and structure decreases their crime rate. Tested on minority youth in Chicago.
by yurell
Thu Dec 04, 2014 4:26 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13997
Views: 1891130

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

I read it in the same tone, addams.
by yurell
Thu Dec 04, 2014 3:19 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13997
Views: 1891130

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

So, does this cover everyone who was a member or the Nazi party, or just those who served in the military?
by yurell
Tue Dec 02, 2014 11:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13997
Views: 1891130

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

Yeah, last thing I want to see in porn is women having a good time. Male ejaculate is the only sort of ejaculate that is worth seeing! Also, why should the BDSM community enjoy themselves; clearly the way forward is for straight-only missionary position where the man does his duty and the woman lies...
by yurell
Tue Dec 02, 2014 8:53 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Fortran: Writing to file without leading space
Replies: 8
Views: 4851

Re: Fortran: Writing to file without leading space

I've tried to get gfortran to run in numerous abortive attempts, but never succeeded. I know the limitation of F20.16 (thanks for making sure, though!), but the purpose I'm using it for is calculating the energies of atomic orbitals, and if anything is over 9999 hartree I'll take the stars as eviden...
by yurell
Tue Dec 02, 2014 10:07 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Fortran: Writing to file without leading space
Replies: 8
Views: 4851

Re: Fortran: Writing to file without leading space

For some reason 'Trim' and 'Adjustl' (or 'Adjustr') don't work in my Fortran compiler (it's a weird mix of 77 and 90 that doesn't run pure code for either, so I'm thinking of buying myself a full program that can handle it, regardless of how unnecessary my PhD supervisor thinks it is), so I've been ...
by yurell
Mon Dec 01, 2014 11:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13997
Views: 1891130

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

Wasn't he lamenting that he couldn't even buy some ridiculously expensive artwork?
by yurell
Mon Dec 01, 2014 6:29 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Fortran: Writing to file without leading space
Replies: 8
Views: 4851

Re: Fortran: Writing to file without leading space

Thank you for your help!
by yurell
Mon Dec 01, 2014 6:18 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Fortran: Writing to file without leading space
Replies: 8
Views: 4851

Re: Fortran: Writing to file without leading space

Thank you, I've had great difficulty in finding the formatting options — do you know any sources I can access to see them? I keep coming across them piecemeal, but nothing really comes up with my limited Googlefu. In my case 'distance' is a real number not in exponential format, and I've no idea as ...
by yurell
Mon Dec 01, 2014 5:53 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Fortran: Writing to file without leading space
Replies: 8
Views: 4851

Fortran: Writing to file without leading space

I'm having some problem getting Fortran to treat the whitespaces the way I want. I have the following code: Write(1,*) "Text", distance And the output is (for the sake of explanation, distance = 1234): Text 1234 with a leading space which I can't figure out how to show here. Now, I've trie...
by yurell
Thu Nov 27, 2014 9:14 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13997
Views: 1891130

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

This is the first I've seen/heard about this! If I remember right you're not up that way, though you might be - if so, hope you weren't hit too hard! Looks much, much worse than the ones down here the other week. I moved up here a couple of months ago for uni ... certainly the biggest storm I've ev...
by yurell
Thu Nov 27, 2014 8:49 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13997
Views: 1891130

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

Hailstones were the size of golf balls, too, and up to the size of cricket balls; there are tonnes of windows that were completely destroyed all over the city. Since I can't figure out how to get the image to be a thumbnail, here's a panorama of the storm rolling in: http://i.imgur.com/VqL1fqZ.jpg E...
by yurell
Thu Nov 27, 2014 8:24 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13997
Views: 1891130

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

Massive storm in Brisbane ... temperature dropped 15 degrees (C) in fourteen minutes, 141 km/hr wins, 20mL of rain in ten minutes (40 mL in 25 mins), 80k customers without power ...
by yurell
Wed Nov 26, 2014 1:24 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28314
Views: 2537554

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

I am using a more accurate method, why are you converging to a less accurate answer?! STO-2G is supposed to be so shit that nobody ever uses, and yet here it's giving me the same result as 6-31G*! Why GAMESS, WHY?!
I am rather frustrated at this >.>
by yurell
Tue Nov 25, 2014 10:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89767
Views: 6383060

Re: (F)leeting (A)nd (R)andom (T)houghts

On that note, perhaps if we ever modify our eyes to see more colors, RGB will seem like greyscale does now. There are people who are tetrachromats, meaning that they have four different colour receptors. This is due to a mutation in an X chromosome that describes the green receptor, meaning that th...
by yurell
Tue Nov 25, 2014 3:33 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89767
Views: 6383060

Re: (F)leeting (A)nd (R)andom (T)houghts

You, sir, name? wrote:If there exists a pressure where both water and silicon is liquid, it's pretty high.


Silicon is only liquid at temperatures past that of the critical point of water (647 K, 22.1 MPa), meaning that the best we can do is put silicon in its liquid state and have the water as a supercritical fluid.
by yurell
Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:33 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89767
Views: 6383060

Re: Fluff

Also, from a more theoretical standpoint, the idea of democracy isn't that you vote for the party you think is most likely to have the power to represent you, the idea is that you vote for the party that best reflects your personal beliefs, regardless of their popularity or lack thereof. I agree, a...
by yurell
Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89767
Views: 6383060

Re: Fluff

I do not understand that post, probably due to automated translation issues. I don't see how tactical voting does the opposite of what the voter wants, though. Let's say that there are two major parties, A and B. The voter wants party A to win, and the polls are as follows: A: 51% B: 49% Result: A w...
by yurell
Sun Nov 09, 2014 8:49 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone
Replies: 6604
Views: 708961

Re: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone

Wow, they really want to increase the pace of the game, don't they?
by yurell
Sun Nov 09, 2014 4:31 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone
Replies: 6604
Views: 708961

Re: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone

Thanks! The new changes are certainly interesting.
by yurell
Sun Nov 09, 2014 12:14 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone
Replies: 6604
Views: 708961

Re: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone

Anyone have links they would like to share for this? I'm interested, but I stopped following SC2 news a while ago.
by yurell
Thu Oct 16, 2014 9:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13196
Views: 1222990

Re: Today I Learned

Envelope Generator wrote:"Lineage" isn't pronounced line-idge.


Did you have an oral presentation today? That's when I tend to discover these things >.>
by yurell
Sun Oct 12, 2014 6:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: xkcd fora's favorite charities
Replies: 23
Views: 5803

Re: xkcd fora's favorite charities

Heifer International — buy (or chip in to buy) an animal or crop (or other miscellanea) for a third-world family to greatly improve their nutrition and subsequent life prospects. $100 is enough for a tenth-share in the Milk Menagerie: The gift of a milk menagerie includes four milk-producing animal...
by yurell
Sun Oct 12, 2014 3:09 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3124
Views: 358587

Re: The Darker Side of the News

If you're feeling generous and want to increase the value to $10, then I would suggest http://www.heifer.org/gift-catalog/animals-nutrition/index.html , which is a program for buying animals (amongst other things) for people in third world nations. While $10 is not enough for an entire animal, it wi...
by yurell
Fri Oct 10, 2014 11:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28314
Views: 2537554

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

I'm glad that they've finally required all credit cards to have PINs here (effective two months ago, although most people had PINs long before that).
by yurell
Wed Oct 08, 2014 9:52 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: League of Legends
Replies: 4402
Views: 547375

Re: League of Legends

And the response is always "just mute everyone". Yeah, because I play a multiplayer game to have no interactions with anyone >.>
by yurell
Fri Oct 03, 2014 11:22 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3124
Views: 358587

Re: The Darker Side of the News

I am 100% certain that he couldn't be black, because the US criminal justice system holds black people in such high regard it almost goes to bias in granting them leniency!
by yurell
Thu Oct 02, 2014 9:42 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5119
Views: 716495

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Do you guys have something like e-tax over there, where you just download a program from the government and just fill in the boxes as they prompt you?
by yurell
Tue Sep 30, 2014 11:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13997
Views: 1891130

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

Still no Cortana for PC? :(
by yurell
Tue Sep 30, 2014 7:16 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Jumping out of a blender
Replies: 55
Views: 29472

Re: Jumping out of a blender

If the mass goes down with the cube, as does the charge, then the permittivity of free space would need to scale inversely with radius in order to keep potentials the same, which means changing universal physical constants locally.
by yurell
Sat Sep 13, 2014 10:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89767
Views: 6383060

Re: Fluff

... you are a great deal more studious than I.
by yurell
Sat Sep 06, 2014 9:08 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Laptop for uni (computationally heavy)
Replies: 2
Views: 3574

Re: Laptop for uni (computationally heavy)

That was so incredibly fast, with everything I want. Thank you!

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