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by brodieboy255
Tue Sep 08, 2009 6:55 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Create a Card: MTG
Replies: 3761
Views: 395585

Re: Create a Card: MTG

Doomsday Plot
3BB
Enchantment - Aura
Vanishing 5
When Doomsday Plot is removed from play, all permanents controlled by target opponent are destroyed
Fools! I will destroy you all!

Next card - Brain Drain
by brodieboy255
Fri Sep 04, 2009 6:54 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [AUS] Sydney: home of the Kurnell Desalination Plant
Replies: 1677
Views: 454052

Re: SYDNEY PEOPLE! (Currently Orgasmising: 8 August 2009)

Meowgan wrote:
Spoiler:
Zone 3? Some of my friends go every year. They reckon it's good.
I went, I didn't think it was that great. They do midnight til dawn sessions, and that's $50 per head, with no food. Parramatta sounds awesomer
by brodieboy255
Tue Sep 01, 2009 5:15 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [AUS] Sydney: home of the Kurnell Desalination Plant
Replies: 1677
Views: 454052

Re: SYDNEY PEOPLE! (Currently Orgasmising: 8 August 2009)

Meowgan wrote:Which fiend? Andrew? Can it be Andrew?
Yes. Yes it can. Although I mildly resent being called a fiend
by brodieboy255
Fri Jul 10, 2009 4:18 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Playing chess with SMS messaging?
Replies: 4
Views: 2509

Re: Playing chess with SMS messaging?

MSTK wrote:Does anyone have an idea how to have a program read an email, enter that into a command line program or interact with the program in any other way, and send an e-mail with the response?


The first thing that came to my mind was this:
http://www.xkcd.com/208/
by brodieboy255
Sun Jul 05, 2009 4:27 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Worst song lyrics
Replies: 332
Views: 59215

Re: Worst song lyrics

every time i hear the latest Finger Eleven single ( "Paralyzer" ) i always gag. first of all, it abruptly steals a riff from Franz Ferdinand song that precedes it by about 4 years. Ah. I remember hearing that and thinking "Hmm, I thought I liked this song the last time I heard it&quo...
by brodieboy255
Sun Jul 05, 2009 3:48 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Harper's Island
Replies: 4
Views: 1063

Re: Harper's Island

I was getting quite into this, until it got shunted to a ridiculous late-night time slot to make way for The Biggest Loser.

It was good fun trying to guess the killer though.
Spoiler:
I reckon the Bride's mother
by brodieboy255
Sat Jun 27, 2009 11:45 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Interesting Roleplaying and LARP Stories
Replies: 149
Views: 20571

Re: Interesting D&D Stories

So we're raiding a Kobold and have just fallen down a trap. I (the cleric) have just revived the wizard, who was reduced below zero hitpoints despite being the only one with a Safewing emblem (A falling rock hit him on the head). We enter the next part of the cave, all making spot checks. I roll 21 ...
by brodieboy255
Fri Jun 26, 2009 4:56 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: You might be a chemistry major if...
Replies: 139
Views: 41488

Re: You might be a chemistry major if...

You remember more exceptions to rules than the rules themselves
by brodieboy255
Fri Jun 19, 2009 3:17 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Insider Science Jokes/Lingo
Replies: 129
Views: 28060

Re: Science jokes

My favourite, courtesy of fallout 3:

"Photons have mass? I wasn't even aware they were Catholic"
by brodieboy255
Fri May 29, 2009 9:42 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: An interesting birthday
Replies: 4
Views: 558

Re: An interesting birthday

Mr Jack wrote:What type of phone do you have?


A Nokia 6100

@rnew - interesting but then it only works for this year.
by brodieboy255
Fri May 29, 2009 8:59 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: An interesting birthday
Replies: 4
Views: 558

An interesting birthday

I was checking through my phone calendar this morning, and I came across the following entry: Birthday October 20: Gig 668 The odds that this was a result of buttons being pressed in pockets are pretty high (at least a 27 button sequence). My rudimentary searching has revealed nothing, so I turn to ...
by brodieboy255
Mon May 25, 2009 1:20 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Engineering/physics games?
Replies: 25
Views: 4794

Re: Engineering/physics games?

Fantastic Contraption is also a good one, similar to TIM
by brodieboy255
Sat Mar 14, 2009 8:34 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Math in Modern Music
Replies: 11
Views: 1206

Re: Math in Modern Music

by brodieboy255
Wed Feb 18, 2009 4:42 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Stacking a deck of cards
Replies: 16
Views: 1501

Re: Stacking a deck of cards

As an amateur mentalist, I find it much easier to just memorize a random-looking sequence. It only takes a few days to master
by brodieboy255
Fri Feb 06, 2009 7:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0540: "Base System"
Replies: 220
Views: 68242

Re: "Base System" discussion

thewaytodustydeath wrote:
TheHand wrote:It's too complicated for me to keep track of.

Just play the game! Don't worry too much about the rules.


Whoa... the game is a lot more like Calvinball than I ever realized.


Do you wear masks?
by brodieboy255
Thu Feb 05, 2009 11:09 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Teacher Quotes
Replies: 1764
Views: 385906

Re: Awesome Teacher Quotes

My physics teacher was somewhat notorious for his sayings, getting a whole page in the student newspaper one year. "Come on. This is as easy as pissing in the ocean from a seaplane" "Hotter than a snake's ass on a wagon rail" "I want to hear the inside of a donut" "...
by brodieboy255
Thu Jan 29, 2009 3:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0536: "Space Elevators"
Replies: 114
Views: 21549

Re: "Space Elevators" Discussion

TheHand wrote:If you're not part of the solution, Randall, you're part of the precipitate


Fix'd
by brodieboy255
Thu Jan 01, 2009 6:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0524: "Party"
Replies: 141
Views: 29380

Re: "Party" Discussion

Oh and here's a querry, I'm almost certain that "rolling" was anytime someone gave you a link claiming to be one thing that turned out to be another thing, and that when the "rick roll" was started, there were other things called "rolls" at the same time, but some how ...
by brodieboy255
Mon Dec 22, 2008 6:57 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Little science things you do to confuse people
Replies: 13
Views: 1961

Re: Little science things you do to confuse people

The phrase "off by a few/several orders of magnitude" is part of my everyday vocabulary
by brodieboy255
Sun Nov 23, 2008 4:48 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: E&M Puzzler for all you physics geeks
Replies: 8
Views: 1428

Re: E&M Puzzler for all you physics geeks

Because it is not accelerating relative to our reference frame?
by brodieboy255
Thu Nov 20, 2008 12:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0506: "Theft of the Magi"
Replies: 136
Views: 31516

Re: "Theft of the Magi" Discussion

"Classholette" is a mouthful; I suggest we go with the system whereby a ' (prime) symbol is used to designate someone's significant other. Thus, she is BHG' (pronounced "bee-aich-gee-prime"). (The ' symbol can be used for any significant others, of any gender; the one whose name...
by brodieboy255
Mon Nov 17, 2008 1:28 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: If a knight gets struck by lightning
Replies: 13
Views: 5339

Re: If a knight gets struck by lightning

For the armor, I think it would help. Path of least resistance and all that--presumably most of the charge would flow through the armor, not his body, although he may still get his skin burnt or something. Lightning strikes generally travel across the surface of the skin, rather than through the bo...
by brodieboy255
Mon Nov 17, 2008 1:23 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Standard units in America?
Replies: 136
Views: 11343

Re: Standard units in America?

I've grown up in metric, yet I still inexplicably approximate things in imperial units on a daily basis, namely inches and feet
by brodieboy255
Sun Nov 16, 2008 3:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0504: "Legal Hacks"
Replies: 186
Views: 34673

Re: "Legal Hacks" Discussion

wizzfizz wrote:Has the added bonus of allowing you to view US-only content.

5 bucks a month or something for 10-15 gigs of browsing - government filter fails.


I got a VPN program just so i could watch Dr. Horrible, although it was free. HotSpot shield by Anchorfree, if anyone is interested :)
by brodieboy255
Sun Nov 16, 2008 2:59 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Random - Does it really exist?
Replies: 48
Views: 5020

Re: Random - Does it really exist?

Tell me something that is random...i believe that even random number generators does not generate random numbers Most random number generators are Pseudo-Random Number Generators, which basically contain a list of random numbers, possibly made more random by being seeded with a value such as the sy...
by brodieboy255
Fri Nov 14, 2008 3:07 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Tetris Puzzle
Replies: 13
Views: 3740

Re: Tetris Puzzle

Here's an interesting article on making a theoretically infinite game:
http://www.tetrisconcept.com/wiki/index ... ng_forever
by brodieboy255
Fri Nov 14, 2008 3:03 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Einstein's Logic Puzzle
Replies: 33
Views: 8080

Re: Einstein's Logic Puzzle

I was quite disappointed with this puzzle. I did it earlier hoping for a challenge (I used to do quite a few of these, and I've seen much harder ones, but finished in around 20 mins
by brodieboy255
Fri Nov 14, 2008 2:38 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Favorite mental math tricks/shortcuts
Replies: 61
Views: 9589

Re: Favorite mental math tricks/shortcuts

successive numbers of the fibonacci sequence are approximate mile-to-kilometre conversions

5mi ~ 8km
8mi ~ 13Km
by brodieboy255
Thu Nov 06, 2008 11:01 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Sequence and series
Replies: 4
Views: 953

Re: Sequence and series

sherlock holmes wrote:Can you find and give me the sum of the terms from 9th to 19th


Firstly, no question mark.

Secondly, No. I will give you some hints though. First of all, look at the formula for finding the sum. All quantities needed can be found from the the information you have provided to us
by brodieboy255
Wed Nov 05, 2008 6:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0500: "Election"
Replies: 118
Views: 21669

Re: Election

linguistic wrote:New Zealand is having an election.

No? Nobody is excited?

Oh well.


Is helen Clark still PM there? I've heard nothing about her for around 3 years, and I live in Australia
by brodieboy255
Mon Nov 03, 2008 7:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0499: "Scantron"
Replies: 173
Views: 39619

Re: "Scantron" Discussion

It took me so long to realise that it was much easier, and quicker, to just scribble over the entire circle rather than meticulously colour it in
by brodieboy255
Wed Oct 29, 2008 5:47 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Weight VS. Mass
Replies: 29
Views: 3554

Re: Weight VS. Mass

ArmonSore wrote:And here I thought the definition of weight was "what the scale reads".


Scales measure your weight, but output your mass. The classic example being standing on a set of scales in an elevator (although when we tried this, the elevator got stuck between floors for 10 minutes)
by brodieboy255
Thu Oct 09, 2008 12:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0481: "Listen to Yourself"
Replies: 173
Views: 35290

Re: "Listen to Yourself" Discussion

Hyrulio wrote:Someone at Google Inc. obviously reads XKCD.


Randall now needs to do a comic on how to make Chrome a better browser
by brodieboy255
Wed Oct 08, 2008 9:34 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Malcom Reynolds vs Han solo
Replies: 85
Views: 34018

Re: Malcom Reynolds vs Han solo

hideki101 wrote:Solo wins in ship to ship, technology proficiency, and most likely wins in a gunbattle.


Depends how you define win. Mal has more backup that are proficient with guns, and also has this innate ability to dodge gunfire. Even if Han took out Mal, his crew would win purely on numbers
by brodieboy255
Wed Oct 08, 2008 9:18 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Arguments For Palin and Why They Don't Work
Replies: 39
Views: 5292

Re: Arguments For Palin and Why They Don't Work

"obama sounds like osama, so he must be evil"

I would dearly like to say this one is a joke, but I have heard it so many times it makes me want to cry.

BTW i live in Australia, and so don't know a lot about the whole two-party system. Are there any independents that run?
by brodieboy255
Wed Oct 08, 2008 8:50 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Acceleration troubles
Replies: 9
Views: 1319

Re: Acceleration troubles

It may be easier to let t=0 when the second skier starts, as you know how far the first skier is
by brodieboy255
Sat Jul 12, 2008 4:40 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: The acceleration of the Earth
Replies: 15
Views: 2059

Re: The acceleration of the Earth

jmorgan3 wrote:The rest of the website makes it obvious that this guy isn't serious. Or sane. One of the two.


Well he based all of this of his flat-earth theory in the Bible, so i would go for the latter.
by brodieboy255
Fri Jul 11, 2008 11:39 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: The acceleration of the Earth
Replies: 15
Views: 2059

Re: The acceleration of the Earth

I assumed it would have been insignificantly small, but wasn't sure. Thanks for backing it up with numbers
by brodieboy255
Fri Jul 11, 2008 10:23 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: The acceleration of the Earth
Replies: 15
Views: 2059

The acceleration of the Earth

I was just checking out the Flat Earth Society's arguments for why the Earth is indeed flat: http://www.alaska.net/~clund/e_djublonskopf/FlatWhyFlat.htm Most of which seem to be based on the idea of the ether and that gravity is a charged force. However, the notion of the Earth being in acceleration...
by brodieboy255
Fri Jul 11, 2008 10:16 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Question about Time & Relativity...
Replies: 5
Views: 1512

Re: Question about Time & Relativity...

Well if both are in non-inertial reference frames, it is impossible to tell who is moving (could be one, the other or both), and so both must experience the effects of dilation equally. Add acceleration though, and things become different. If you're interested, look up the Twin's Paradox

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