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by Øsse
Wed Jul 16, 2008 2:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9373656

Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

I just had an idea: A thread where people can share their awesome roller-coaster experiences! :D Other rides welcome, provided they are not ferris wheels or merry-go-rounds.
by Øsse
Wed Jul 16, 2008 1:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Little joys in life (Mrg: Little Things That Make You Happy)
Replies: 218
Views: 16662

Re: Little Things That Make You Happy

- When people laugh at jokes I tell which I seriously mid-joke concider stop telling because I think no one else will think it's funny - Listening to that one guitar solo/riff I really like but have completely forgotten about (applicable to all instrument, by the way) - When I realize that I've spen...
by Øsse
Wed Jul 16, 2008 1:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Credit Cards
Replies: 61
Views: 7540

Re: Credit Cards

It's not ubiquitous yet (the US is a large country with a lot of old cards still circulating) but the EMV chip among other things have been implemented here. Credit transactions still don't use PIN yet, but on the other hand PIN isn't a completely secure technology either. The US tends to let these...
by Øsse
Thu Jul 10, 2008 9:08 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The World is Ending- What Do You Do?
Replies: 76
Views: 6197

Re: The World is Ending- What Do You Do?

We all would like to say that we'd do something cool or romantic or something we always wanted to do. But realistically, I highly doubt most of us would accomplish that stuff. Chances are most of us would just go out watching TV or something. We act like what we do in our last moments really counts...
by Øsse
Thu Jul 10, 2008 5:15 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Ice falling off rockets and space shuttle
Replies: 8
Views: 4564

Re: Ice falling off rockets and space shuttle

Thisisnotausername wrote:I wonder if sound suppression water systems could prevent burglaries :roll:
Sounds like a job for SMASH LAB!!! :twisted:


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by Øsse
Wed Jul 09, 2008 7:00 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Ice falling off rockets and space shuttle
Replies: 8
Views: 4564

Re: Ice falling off rockets and space shuttle

I'm allowing myself to use this thread to ask a related question. I was just wondering, in this video: http://youtube.com/watch?v=tKZzFTLrNvc , what's that white gas/liquid coming from those small nozzles by the main engines? (first seen after about 6 seconds). I first thought it was the water they ...
by Øsse
Wed Jul 09, 2008 6:51 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Acceleration and displacement; relation.
Replies: 14
Views: 2181

Re: Acceleration and displacement; relation.

Think physics first, mathematics second. Ultimately that did the trick, but I really wanted to think mathematically first, because I assumed I had to tinker with differentials more than what I eventually had to, and tinkering with differentials is something I'm not so good at, and I wanted to try i...
by Øsse
Wed Jul 09, 2008 7:36 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Acceleration and displacement; relation.
Replies: 14
Views: 2181

Re: Acceleration and displacement; relation.

The actual exercise is this (which was given to me by my father, for some reason. homework during the summer? Are you crazy? :P): Suppose you drill a hole straight through the earth (via the center) to the other side and you drop an object down the hole, how long would it take before it appeared on ...
by Øsse
Tue Jul 08, 2008 12:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Job Thread!
Replies: 82
Views: 6589

Re: The Job Thread!

I'm a student between my 2nd and 3rd year of my 5-years Master of Engineering thingy. For the holiday I have the same job as I had last years which is substitute "staff coordinator" for a fairly large company (on a Norwegian scale) which is hired to do scaffolding, insulation, fireproofing...
by Øsse
Tue Jul 08, 2008 9:45 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Acceleration and displacement; relation.
Replies: 14
Views: 2181

Re: Acceleration and displacement; relation.

Is this what you mean? a=\frac{dv}{dt}, v=\frac{dx}{dt} \Rightarrow a=\frac{d^2 x}{dt^2} But as far as I know I can't integrate over time because the acceleration (which is the only thing I directly know, except the points on the line) is not directly dependent on time. I can probably somehow integr...
by Øsse
Tue Jul 08, 2008 8:20 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Acceleration and displacement; relation.
Replies: 14
Views: 2181

Acceleration and displacement; relation.

Hi, I'm having problems with a physics problem (pun acknowledged): I know the acceleration as a function of a postion along a straight line and my job is to calculate the time it takes to move from one position to the other along that line, when the initial velocity is zero. So my inital approach wa...
by Øsse
Mon May 05, 2008 9:02 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Language practice threads
Replies: 148
Views: 146995

Re: Languages of the Language forum (Language Introduction)

I speak Norwegian, but that's pretty close to Swedish.
by Øsse
Thu May 01, 2008 4:43 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Australian man claims perpetual motion machine
Replies: 58
Views: 6715

Re: Australian man claims perpetual motion machine

Ahh, are you trying to trap me and then laught at me? :P

I was think in a larger futuristic scale, as Kachi did.
by Øsse
Thu May 01, 2008 4:29 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Dos- vs. Unix-like
Replies: 55
Views: 10849

Re: Dos- vs. Unix-like

Some file managers gives you a "My Computer"-esque overview of the system, for instance Ubuntu, which is pretty for people not used to the UNIX-like file structure. Allthough I have come to grips with it now, and I have realized it's power and all that, I still think it's alienating for ma...
by Øsse
Thu May 01, 2008 4:17 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Australian man claims perpetual motion machine
Replies: 58
Views: 6715

Re: Australian man claims perpetual motion machine

About the moon-thing: Isn't the moon actually moving away from us? Then I guess (far in the future) we could manipulate it's orbit just a little bit, if we somehow managed to extract usable energy (wow, I'm cool, or have I completely misunderstood?) from it.
by Øsse
Tue Apr 29, 2008 3:11 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Miscellaneous Science Questions
Replies: 2962
Views: 731172

Re: Common Questions

Can photons be forced to travel at speeds lower than the speed of light in that particular medium? Not a physicist, but you might slow it down further with some electromagnetic interference. Really, the question is how you define "particular medium". Does it include a specific temperature...
by Øsse
Mon Apr 28, 2008 10:40 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: The 1 true style
Replies: 198
Views: 167768

Re: The 1 true style

I have no idea what the different conventions are called, but i like spaces around conditions - but not before function parameters for some reason - and no newline for opening braces but newlines for closing braces and elses: if (world == FUBAR ) { runToBombShelter(); } else { int roundsFired = 0; w...
by Øsse
Mon Apr 28, 2008 9:31 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Miscellaneous Science Questions
Replies: 2962
Views: 731172

Re: Common Questions

Yes, but as far as I know they still travel at the speed of light in that particular medium, don't they?

Let me put it this way: Can photons have different velocities in the same medium?
by Øsse
Mon Apr 28, 2008 6:51 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Miscellaneous Science Questions
Replies: 2962
Views: 731172

Re: Common Questions

Can photons be forced to travel at speeds lower than the speed of light in that particular medium?
by Øsse
Sat Nov 03, 2007 12:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Annoying things that happened to you today
Replies: 1053
Views: 144921

Re: Annoying things that happened to you today

I told this math joke while me and some other guys where working on an assignment in fluid mechanics today [paraphrased}: You have a constant and e^x walking in the woods or whatever. A differential operator confronts them. Of course the constant vanishes and e^x is acting all smug, but then the dif...
by Øsse
Sun Oct 28, 2007 11:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2861380

Re: Confessional Thread

I buy way to much candy and crisps/chips and stuff. I know I shouldn't but I do.

Seriously, apples and bananas and pears don't taste as good as synthetic crap (by which I mean candy)
by Øsse
Sun Oct 28, 2007 12:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9373656

Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

Is it true that in the US, the Americas are in the center of the world maps in the schools?
by Øsse
Sat Oct 27, 2007 8:32 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Report phpbb3 issues here (formerly: Who hacked the forum?)
Replies: 101
Views: 18105

Re: Report phpbb3 issues here (formerly: Who hacked the forum?)

I sent a mail to fora@xkcd.com a while back but never saw an answer. Then I discovered this sub-forum! :) Here is the mail I sent: Hello, When I tried to log in earlier, I got a message that my username was incorrect, even when Firefox remembers my login details from previous sessions. This is the ...
by Øsse
Sat Oct 27, 2007 8:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Uh-oh. It's a Youtube party and you're up next. What do you show 'em?
Replies: 2152
Views: 749815

Re: Something on Youtube

This may have been posted before. It's worth a view in any case:

We Are Here: The Pale Blue Dot

This is a similar thing, which is a music video. Apparently it has won prizes: Ice Core Scientist - Pale Blue Dot
by Øsse
Tue Oct 09, 2007 11:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How to sell body parts...
Replies: 31
Views: 3110

Re: The voices in my head gave me next week's comic's script.

This topic has reminded me that there are only a few things that are still nearly universally measured in inches: (...) Floppy disks - although these are pretty much obsolete now (...) Actually the 3.5" floppy is exactly 90 by 94 mm, but they adopted the 3.5" "brandname" for the...
by Øsse
Tue Oct 09, 2007 11:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Making the world a weirder place
Replies: 1920
Views: 180182

Re: Making the world a weirder place

Once in a while I draw this character on one of the desks (shame on me) in my the auditoriums at my uni and then make a guestbook-thingy beneath it inviting people to say hi to him, because he says hi to them and he is a nice guy: http://folk.ntnu.no/oystewa/test/bredemeny.jpg (scanned from my note ...
by Øsse
Tue Oct 09, 2007 11:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: happy leif ericson day
Replies: 12
Views: 1893

Re: happy leif ericson day

CaraInFrames wrote:I wonder who else instantly thought of Interpol...
I did :)
by Øsse
Tue Oct 09, 2007 7:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: This blows my mind!
Replies: 311
Views: 33651

Re: This blows my mind!

I propose that someone with decent software investigates the animation to see if there's any trickery going on. Just now she switched directions several times without me doing anything :?
by Øsse
Mon Oct 08, 2007 7:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Nerd test!
Replies: 231
Views: 20396

Re: Nerd test!

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by Øsse
Mon Oct 08, 2007 7:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Avatars! (Attn: Tegan)
Replies: 320
Views: 32898

Re: Avatars! (Attn: Tegan)

schumi_girl wrote:@Øsse: I. Love. Monkey. Island.

You are awesome.

Woohoo! Thanks. :P

I like your eyes too :)
by Øsse
Sun Oct 07, 2007 8:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Avatars! (Attn: Tegan)
Replies: 320
Views: 32898

I think mine is pretty obvious! :D

It's Guybrush Threepwood. Mor specifically, it's him from The Curse of Monkey Island (aka. CMI or MI3), at the very beginning of the game when he is looking down on Murray from the cannon opening.
by Øsse
Sun Oct 07, 2007 8:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Messenger info
Replies: 66
Views: 5736

Re: Messenger info

Sure! Go ahead! The MSN contant info is in my profile :D
by Øsse
Sun Sep 09, 2007 9:41 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Proficiency with LaTeX
Replies: 86
Views: 14293

I think Latex is too complicated, it seems to me there's 10 commands for the same thing. I wish I were much better at Latex though.
by Øsse
Sun Aug 26, 2007 9:42 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Anyone know a good BT tracker?
Replies: 23
Views: 3785

I'd really like a Demonoid invite, as my current dorm doesn't have a local DC-hub, which my previous one had! It was great!

Hmm, I wanna see a movie. *Downloads 4GB rip and goes to the store to buy candy* And when I'm back it's finished!

I can offer another invite in return.
by Øsse
Fri Aug 24, 2007 11:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Packing for College
Replies: 133
Views: 10076

Now that you're somewhat settled, and if your walls are bare, consider rasterbating!

I don't know, maybe it's too popular now or whatever, but I've been doing it for years, and everytime I move, I always make a couple of new ones.
by Øsse
Tue Aug 14, 2007 11:44 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 26092
Views: 2554013

Granted, you will dream good dreams all day long and your body will never wake up because it has tricked itself into believing this is the best way for the body to be. You'll eventually die of Bedsores. Yes, die from them. I wish I were the fastest star in a reasonably priced car. EDIT: Actully, dre...
by Øsse
Tue Aug 14, 2007 10:17 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Define the following:
Replies: 72
Views: 12292

Multiarcheopathism - The belief that all of creation is several universes formed as arches with shuttle traffic between them.

Skolefritidsordning.
by Øsse
Mon Aug 13, 2007 7:32 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Define the following:
Replies: 72
Views: 12292

klvenocity - a Slovenian window manager.

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by Øsse
Mon Aug 13, 2007 12:13 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Define the following:
Replies: 72
Views: 12292

Splunge: The act of shopping for groceries while hung over.

Schtaufendaufen.
by Øsse
Mon Aug 13, 2007 5:51 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who's an atheist?
Replies: 158
Views: 13053

I'm thinking about making it against the law of my religion to discuss my religion. Because I believe everyone should make up their own religion without interference from existing ones. Then I guess your religion allows people not following your religion coming to heaven? If not, wouldn't you feel ...

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