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by silent man
Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:18 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kickstarter Thread. Everything Goes Here.
Replies: 426
Views: 194153

Re: Kickstarter Thread. Everything Goes Here.

I submit for your scrutiny Professor Pugnacious' Portfolio of Perils, Pugilism, and Perfidy, described as "a fast paced tactical deckbuilding Steampunk card game". If you pledge any amount, you can download a print-and-play version of the entire basic game (minus art) to try out the gamepl...
by silent man
Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:33 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Chainmail (or Maille for you pedants)
Replies: 54
Views: 11051

Re: Chainmail (or Maille for you pedants)

Aluminum; ~4kg; 16g 3/16"
Plus maybe a few 18g 3/16", since I'm trying to fill in the back of the neck a bit and making expansions in 16g 3/16" (AR of 3.3) is quite impossible.

Your shirt is pretty sweet, too. How did you attach the spikes?
by silent man
Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Chainmail (or Maille for you pedants)
Replies: 54
Views: 11051

Re: Chainmail (or Maille for you pedants)

My delicious organs are SAFE!

Spoiler:
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by silent man
Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:47 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: *peek* Germany, anyone?
Replies: 84
Views: 47160

Re: *peek* Germany, anyone?

There is a 'thing' happening in Berlin. It is this next week-end. Any xkcd people living in Berlin? Any xkcd people that will be there that week-end? A meet up would be nice. A time and a location is all I need. There is some kind of long walk to a grave site. I would love to have company for the w...
by silent man
Fri Dec 16, 2011 7:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9226342

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Dear @esa and @esaoperations: Please make up your minds. You can either be entirely different feeds, or make the same tweets ALL the time so I can stop following one of you. Your current level of doubling is rather annoying. I understand why they want to keep the four surviving orbiters in the US, b...
by silent man
Sun Nov 20, 2011 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9226342

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

whining about spam That mail is the reason sending a letter still costs less than $0.50. It pretty much pays for the US Post Office to run. Just... pointing that out. There is no good solution. Perhaps Government run mail is something whose time has come and gone, and the gone part has still yet to...
by silent man
Sat Nov 19, 2011 4:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9226342

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

I feel like crying. On an whim, I just decided to count the pages in the stack of spam that I had already moved from my mailbox straight to the recycling bin. 169 pages, some of them newspaper-sized so they should be counted twice, almost all printed in colour. Multiplied by 13.400 inhabitants, that...
by silent man
Sun Nov 06, 2011 6:42 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: *peek* Germany, anyone?
Replies: 84
Views: 47160

Re: *peek* Germany, anyone?

Count me in. Berlin is not exactly around the corner, but it's doable if we pick a weekend or if I can take a day off.
by silent man
Fri Oct 14, 2011 3:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9226342

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Anyone have any recommendations for those notoriously tricky-to-snooze alarm clocks? I think I need one. Thinkgeek has a few types. I tried the loud alarm on the other side of the room for a while, but it only works when you're not living near other people who are not such deep sleepers, and get ve...
by silent man
Wed Sep 28, 2011 2:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9226342

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Homeopatic disaster ! I have no idea where I found this link. I don't think it was this forum though. Or maybe it was. Clearly if this reaches the sea, it’s game over.’ My favorite part. While the article is funny, it fails at doing the maths. According to the USGS , there are about 1,386*10 18 m 3...
by silent man
Wed Sep 21, 2011 6:57 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Bending forces on a pressurized hose
Replies: 4
Views: 2554

Re: Bending forces on a pressurized hose

That seems to make more sense, thank you. Fluids don't really work quite that simply. Also, this kind of smells like homework. But this is a common problem. You need to consider mass flow rate, flow velocity, internal pressure, etc. when computing the forces due to fluid flow. This handy-dandy link ...
by silent man
Mon Sep 19, 2011 7:55 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Bending forces on a pressurized hose
Replies: 4
Views: 2554

Bending forces on a pressurized hose

I am working on a pipe-cleaning system. During cleaning, a hose pressurized with water needs to be pulled through a pipe that has several 90° bends. To work out the force that is needed to pull the hose through the bends, I need the force with which the hose presses against the walls. This force is ...
by silent man
Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:03 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9226342

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Slyreaper, you sure the car is actually revving that much? Or just showing that much revs? Well know. Like I said, I think the rev counter is dodgy because the engine doesn't sound like it's over-revving at all. But that's just a subjective judgement from a guy whose idea of how cars work is "...
by silent man
Sat Jul 16, 2011 6:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9226342

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Pander to the Borg)

If life gives you lemons, at least you won't get scurvy.
by silent man
Sat Jul 09, 2011 5:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2813185

Re: Confessional Shade - It looks kind of grey

I still have to pass the exam, i.e. get 50%+, so I couldn't skip it completely.

Anyway, I failed to complete a 90 minute final in <50 minutes and was just scribbling the last result at MECO. Curse my work ethic.
by silent man
Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2813185

Re: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out

The final Shuttle launch is scheduled to take place during one of my finals. I am sorely tempted to do just enough work to pass and then leave, especially since it has exactly zero influence on my final grade. I guess I'll just have to hope that either the exam is easy enough for me to finish in und...
by silent man
Mon May 23, 2011 7:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9226342

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Pander to the Borg)

Asking me to rate how much I liked their automatic 'Happy Birthday' E-Mail? Seriously? And I thought I was insecure.
by silent man
Mon May 23, 2011 9:04 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Towel Day May 25th!
Replies: 138
Views: 23106

Re: Towel Day May 25th!

ConMan wrote:As I said elsewhere, I shall endeavour to have my towel with me on Wednesday, but I'm having trouble sourcing some affordable lilac.

Lilac? Is that part of towel day, or am I missing something? Wouldn't a potted petunia be more appropriate?
by silent man
Wed May 04, 2011 9:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9226342

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Pander to the Borg)

I went on a walk to the old opera house today. One of the fountains around it has a little plaque claiming that patrons would throw coins in it to wish for a good show. I walked around it to see if there were any cool foreign coins or anything, but I didn't see any coins.What I did find was a pigeon...
by silent man
Sun Mar 20, 2011 2:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Chainmail (or Maille for you pedants)
Replies: 54
Views: 11051

Re: Chainmail (or Maille for you pedants)

Izawwlgood wrote:Whoa! I has the interest! How do you weave rings? Is it linking them together and cinching them shut with pliers?

Izawwlgood wrote:Wow, that sounds tiring.
Or you can use rings with overlapping ends and rivet each ring closed.
by silent man
Sat Mar 19, 2011 7:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Chainmail (or Maille for you pedants)
Replies: 54
Views: 11051

Re: Chainmail (or Maille for you pedants)

All things considered, this didn't take nearly as long as I expected... http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc206/Mr-Flibble/IMG_1630.jpg Stats: ~10.000 rings 22g 7/64" silvered enamelled copper Note: The rings actually look much better, but my camera and or photographer skill are insufficient f...
by silent man
Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Watches
Replies: 65
Views: 15406

Re: Watches

I'd guess that most of ya use your phones most of the time, I certainly used to do this. In the last year or so I've been more interested in real watches and have taken to wearing a wristwatch and relying on that most of the time (ha) to keep time. I never understood this new trend, unless it start...
by silent man
Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Watches
Replies: 65
Views: 15406

Re: Watches

I'd guess that most of ya use your phones most of the time, I certainly used to do this. In the last year or so I've been more interested in real watches and have taken to wearing a wristwatch and relying on that most of the time (ha) to keep time. I never understood this new trend, unless it start...
by silent man
Mon Jan 31, 2011 2:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9226342

Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Mandom like the plague

@ Anti-virus scam: 1) "Oh, I wouldn't need any of that. I run Linux!!!" *motorcycle-noises* Then hang up. 2) As soon as they utter the words "tech-support", say: "Finally! I've been waiting for you guys to call back forever!", then channel the tech-support caller from h...
by silent man
Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: XKCD Fora Secret Santa Gift Exchange: 2010
Replies: 137
Views: 17132

Re: XKCD Fora Secret Santa Gift Exchange: 2010

If you like Endgame, you should also read The last house in the Galaxy. It is more Hitchhiker's-Guide-like (It has rodent-looking aliens, a rather loose connection to common sense and people being very British about everything. Also, a neurotic planet and a brain in a jar running a homicidal amuseme...
by silent man
Tue Jan 04, 2011 4:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9226342

Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

I'm not questioning the decimal-place accuracy of the figure, as I'm sure the decimal figures were created by overzealous math. What I was questioning is whether it's scientifically accurate to estimate future weight based on the figures I had plugged into the "diary". Either way, I know ...
by silent man
Fri Dec 31, 2010 5:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: XKCD Fora Secret Santa Gift Exchange: 2010
Replies: 137
Views: 17132

Re: XKCD Fora Secret Santa Gift Exchange: 2010

Glad you liked it! Sorry it arrived late, the lady at the postoffice told me the shipping method I bought would be fast enough for xmas. :roll: Most of the airports around here were operating at a fraction of their normal capacity due to the snow. I wouldn't be surprised if they were still trying t...
by silent man
Thu Dec 30, 2010 5:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: XKCD Fora Secret Santa Gift Exchange: 2010
Replies: 137
Views: 17132

Re: XKCD Fora Secret Santa Gift Exchange: 2010

I just received a package! http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc206/Mr-Flibble/IMG_1615.jpg http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc206/Mr-Flibble/IMG_1613.jpg A cool Star Trek mug and a great album in my preferred media-format! Thank you e^iπ+1=0, those are excellent gifts.
by silent man
Fri Dec 24, 2010 10:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: XKCD Fora Secret Santa Gift Exchange: 2010
Replies: 137
Views: 17132

Re: XKCD Fora Secret Santa Gift Exchange: 2010

So at least that worked more or less as it was supposed to.

The transit time for regular parcels is given as 15-30 days, so the real gift should arrive sometime between next week and mid-January.
Again: Sorry for the mess-up.
by silent man
Sun Dec 19, 2010 7:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Physics Car
Replies: 24
Views: 3564

Re: Physics Car

- Container with nozzle-like opening + liquid nitrogen (or dry ice for people who are on a budget/fond of their fingers) + heat source = reaction drive - Mount a crossbow-(or ballista-)mechanism on your car that pushes against a solid object (like a wall or your foot). If that is not allowed, it mig...
by silent man
Sat Dec 11, 2010 7:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: XKCD Fora Secret Santa Gift Exchange: 2010
Replies: 137
Views: 17132

Re: XKCD Fora Secret Santa Gift Exchange: 2010

Gift is finally finished and mailed, but it might not arrive in time. The guy at the counter told me there was no faster premium service for parcels and by the time I had gone home, printed out the website that says that 'yes there is' and he had checked back with someone who has a clue, it was alre...
by silent man
Sun Dec 05, 2010 5:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: XKCD Fora Secret Santa Gift Exchange: 2010
Replies: 137
Views: 17132

Re: XKCD Fora Secret Santa Gift Exchange: 2010

... Also, I think one piece of information we should provide (I know a lot of people are a bit touchy on this) is our phone number, or the phone number of the address we want our stuff shipped to. Whether you're shipping via UPS, Fed-Ex, or having a gift shipped via Amazon or other online retailers...
by silent man
Thu Dec 02, 2010 6:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: XKCD Fora Secret Santa Gift Exchange: 2010
Replies: 137
Views: 17132

Re: XKCD Fora Secret Santa Gift Exchange: 2010

I will also be shipping some time next week, if things arrive in time.

Could we maybe agree to get an earlier start next year? A single week between secret santa assignment and the recommended shipping date is really short, particularly for the craftsy people.
by silent man
Sat Nov 20, 2010 1:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9226342

Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

I found a girl who prefers guy with very little tact. What the hell? you know, i think i would be like that. i genuinely prefer out right honesty, and have no tact myself. the problem would be, and this is a guess, that if neither of us have any tact we would be awful to everyone always and would b...
by silent man
Wed Nov 17, 2010 9:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: XKCD Fora Secret Santa Gift Exchange: 2010
Replies: 137
Views: 17132

Re: XKCD Fora Secret Santa Gift Exchange: 2010

User Name: silent man Are you okay with getting packages explicitly stating "from the internet!"/crazily decorated: My neighbours already know I'm crazy, so sure. Hobbies: Reading (mostly SF), maille, tabletop role-playing Favourite colour: Blue Favorite xkcd comic: http://xkcd.com/556/ A...
by silent man
Mon Nov 08, 2010 7:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9226342

Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

You, sir, name? wrote:It looks more like an obtuse abbreviation of meters, as it's next to length and height indicators.
Right. Thank you. My mistake.
by silent man
Mon Nov 08, 2010 5:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9226342

Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Did you know that the Stegosaurus reached a length of 9 milli-tons? Or that it -150'000'000 quarters of an hour? http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc206/Mr-Flibble/IMG_1611.jpg Or metric tons, according to Wikipedia. Still, why would anyone go out of their way to disfigure a perfectly serviceable a...
by silent man
Wed Oct 27, 2010 7:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: First possible habitable planet found
Replies: 109
Views: 9927

Re: First possible habitable planet found

Wouldn't it suck to reach their destination, just as humanity discovers a means of arriving there in a quarter of the time? 200 years ago we were running around on horses, or in carriages. Sailing vessels with actual sails were the safest, most speedy form of transportation across the impassable oc...
by silent man
Mon Oct 18, 2010 5:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9226342

Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

+1 for not being to old to go to Uni. I'll be 26 when I get my degree, too, and I'm doing fine, but I'm mostly in in for the studying, so I can't tell you about 'the experience'. If it helps, most employers here actually prefer people to learn a profession and work for a bit before going for a degre...

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