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by tiny
Sun Jul 12, 2009 9:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: God-Damn Swearing Relieves F***ing Pain
Replies: 13
Views: 1516

Re: God-Damn Swearing Relieves F***ing Pain

I don't think cursing reduces the intensity of pain, but it helps you to deal with it. It's like the closest thing to a pro-active approach that you can get in the case of accidental injury, and the idea that cursing and screaming distracts you from the pain/occupies your brain sounds pretty reasona...
by tiny
Sun Jul 12, 2009 6:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: rubikcubism
Replies: 5
Views: 749

Re: rubikcubism

Smiling Hobo wrote:Damn--I can't even get one side of a rubik's cube completed, so this is really depressing. :-/

*Nibbles on kitten*
Here, this might help you. It helped me a lot:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsQIoPyfQzM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IW_BBp3FPMQ
by tiny
Sun Jul 12, 2009 5:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: rubikcubism
Replies: 5
Views: 749

rubikcubism

Look! Isn't that cool?

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And there's more:
http://www.space-invaders.com/rubikcubism_.html
(via http://www.designboom.com/weblog)
by tiny
Sun Nov 23, 2008 12:55 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Control of free speech for popular music...
Replies: 36
Views: 3229

Re: Control of free speech for popular music...

That's what god gave us mp3 players for. And those who don't own one don't seem to mind the music that you find so crappy. I hate pop music, just like you do, but forcing your personal taste on others isn't a real solution to the problem of other people forcing their taste and/or marketing strategie...
by tiny
Sat Nov 22, 2008 11:46 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: If you cry, you lose
Replies: 127
Views: 29461

Re: If you cry, you lose

Here you go then. Subbed version. It's even worse. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-K9V9qz6P4&feature=related Actually, this one made me lol. Such a taste- and shameless exploitation of fear and regret. And what's the message? "If only I had had a better life insurance to make me a better ...
by tiny
Tue Nov 11, 2008 10:47 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Another amusing "A" test
Replies: 24
Views: 3045

Re: Another amusing "A" test

I don't think I lost points for it, but I got a kind of irritated remark on it - 'That's a very extreme example!' - when in my Educational Science 101 test I used Brave New World as source for an example of classical contitioning, adding "(stolen from Aldous Huxley)". Apparently she didn't...
by tiny
Tue Nov 04, 2008 3:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Islam reaches out
Replies: 85
Views: 5189

Re: Islam reaches out

Now they both just have to realize that they - obviously!!!!! - worship the same god like the Jews, just in a different way, and we'll be another step closer to world peace. EDIT: Oh, they're about to do just that. Wow... That article actually provided me with full five minutes of faith in humanity ...
by tiny
Tue Nov 04, 2008 3:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Words of wisdom.
Replies: 20
Views: 1525

Re: Words of wisdom.

You could post unrelated (philosophical?) questions, and not provide an answer. Or tell them in which book to look for the post-it with the answer. Hey, you could make a circular scavenger hunt that leads them from literature to good books about the arts to nice science books... You only have to mak...
by tiny
Thu Oct 30, 2008 3:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: WWBHMD?
Replies: 6
Views: 837

Re: WWBHMD?

Append: 'I accidentally an empty pot. Is this dangerous?':D I'd probably just remove the notes and collect them untill I find out who posted them. Then I'd leave them on their desk, one by one, with an note attached saying: 'This one wasn't funny' 'This one wasn't funny, either' 'Actually your notes...
by tiny
Sat Oct 25, 2008 11:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: packing peanuts
Replies: 62
Views: 3771

Re: packing peanuts

You could dye them in different colours and glue them to a wall so they make a pretty picture.
by tiny
Wed Oct 22, 2008 9:34 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Dancing
Replies: 34
Views: 3369

Re: Dancing

I just got new pointe shoes! I've got new pointe shoes!!! I haven't danced en pointe anymore since April 2002, but now I'll start again and I'm so happyyyyy! Oh me yarm am I happy!!!!!!!! Ö.Ö SO happy *sigh* Our class was split and I'm in the 'advanced' half, which means more torture and our teacher...
by tiny
Tue Oct 21, 2008 9:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Colours and associations - a questionnaire
Replies: 66
Views: 3850

Re: Colours and associations - a questionnaire

If it's not too much trouble, could you get the results from your friend when they become available? I'm kind of interested now. Sure, I'll post the resluts here :-) And thanks to those who participated after my first thank you post :-) My friend was kind of flabbergasted when I told her about the ...
by tiny
Wed Oct 15, 2008 9:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Colours and associations - a questionnaire
Replies: 66
Views: 3850

Re: Colours and associations - a questionnaire

Whoah, you guys are great! :) Thanks a lot, so far. I assumed that's what was being tested - the association to the word of the color, not the color itself. That's what I thought, too. EDIT: I read over your replies, and the question for which you served as control group can now safely be answered.....
by tiny
Wed Oct 15, 2008 8:33 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Colours and associations - a questionnaire
Replies: 66
Views: 3850

Colours and associations - a questionnaire

A friend of mine is doing some research about colours and what people tend to associate with them. There were some surprising results in our own forum, and now she needs a control group to see who's a bit off, we or her expectations. She didn't say what she's doing the research for, but I think I ca...
by tiny
Wed Oct 15, 2008 7:21 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bug-Powered Fuel Cells?
Replies: 11
Views: 1042

Re: Bug-Powered Fuel Cells?

Auto-immune reactions could be an obstacle here.

Please don't kill me -.-
by tiny
Tue Oct 07, 2008 7:13 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: *peek* Germany, anyone?
Replies: 84
Views: 43719

Re: *peek* Germany, anyone?

Snowdream wrote:I couldn't do Nürnberg, that tower in the center of the city creeps me out... I remember going from Coburg to Munich and thinking 'Oh, that tower looks evil'
Also, ich wohn gern hier. (I like living here) :D
by tiny
Tue Oct 07, 2008 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hedgehogs!
Replies: 84
Views: 4691

Re: Hedgehogs!

... 2. Classically conditioning does not work with these animals, so put the skinner box away. ... How? Why? Bad memory? I love hedgehogs, too. There are a lot of adult ones where I live. I often meet one or two when I'm going home from training. Once I went past a front yard in the evening and hea...
by tiny
Tue Oct 07, 2008 6:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Meta-thinking habit
Replies: 40
Views: 2660

Re: Meta-thinking habit

I occasionally freak out at the enormity of the world and the advancement of humanity with regards to technology and productivity. I mean, I'm driving a car on a road with hundreds of other cars, and the road stretches for miles and is 4 lanes wide either side, and there's all these buildings every...
by tiny
Mon Oct 06, 2008 11:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Talents and Interests, Simplified
Replies: 34
Views: 1857

Re: Talents and Interests, Simplified

Root talent: Abstraction, finding/production of patterns.
Root interest: Tangible things, humans.
by tiny
Mon Oct 06, 2008 10:59 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Meta-thinking habit
Replies: 40
Views: 2660

Re: Meta-thinking habit

Darkscull wrote:... and using the loo where there isn't one...
I always double-check if I'm really fully awake before I pee in a restroom I've never been to before -.-
by tiny
Mon Oct 06, 2008 10:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Meta-thinking habit
Replies: 40
Views: 2660

Re: Meta-thinking habit

I sometimes can't get over the fact how unlikely the universe is, and then I wonder what I really am and where my thoughts come from, and if they actually are my thoughts. This is scary and I don't like it. It makes me feel like the order in the universe could collapse without warning, or like I cou...
by tiny
Mon Oct 06, 2008 11:23 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: *peek* Germany, anyone?
Replies: 84
Views: 43719

Re: *peek* Germany, anyone?

München klingt gut!
by tiny
Sun Oct 05, 2008 11:34 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Boy goes on zoo rampage
Replies: 149
Views: 8058

Re: Boy goes on zoo rampage

Just how naive are you guys??!!?!? That boy was clearly trying to save you all! You know how the people governing you are really Lizard Aliens in human form? Yeah, the kid knew where they were raising their young and he destroyed them! He's a hero, probably sent here from outer space, only appearing...
by tiny
Wed Oct 01, 2008 11:02 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Fan Fiction
Replies: 60
Views: 62072

Re: Fan Fiction

Klapaucius wrote:If you do a quick, lazy piece, nobody will care, because it probably won't be very good.
Um... I think I have to disagree here. There's a lot of utter crap out there and it gets tons of reviews.
by tiny
Tue Sep 30, 2008 5:30 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Horton Hears a Who (2008): Weird religious overtones...
Replies: 6
Views: 1586

Re: Horton Hears a Who (2008): Weird religious overtones...

@tiny: You missed out on some odd parts in the final scene where where the pro-Religious scriptwriters additions and expanded dialog came into conflict with the original scene, producing some wildly bi-directional dialog that was at once pro-Religious and anti-Religious.[/quote]I left the room when ...
by tiny
Mon Sep 29, 2008 9:43 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Horton Hears a Who (2008): Weird religious overtones...
Replies: 6
Views: 1586

Re: Horton Hears a Who (2008): Weird religious overtones...

My SO watched that movie, I came in, I saw ~10sec, I started mocking the religious overtones that were so blatantly obvious that I'm pretty sure that you'd have to be really dense to not notice them. I wanted to punch the screen when the evil, evil nonbelievers persecute poor pius Horton and his lit...
by tiny
Thu Sep 25, 2008 11:44 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Stanislaw Lem
Replies: 4
Views: 1642

Re: Stanislaw Lem

Solaris is a great book! It was fun to read, thoughtful and actually quite informative. I read it after seeing the movie with Clooney, which I kind of liked until I discovered how much they actually slaughtered and disemboweled Lem's ideas. Lem's strengh doesn't lie so much in dialogue or descripti...
by tiny
Thu Sep 25, 2008 1:39 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Finnish School Shooting (again)
Replies: 13
Views: 1101

Re: Finnish School Shooting (again)

You don't need a gun to kill people. Call me naive, but wouldn't it be more sustainable to keep a closer look at kids and young adults and offer more support for the outsiders and/or psychiologically impaired? Everyone who takes a weapon and kills himself after randomly killing other people has at l...
by tiny
Wed Sep 24, 2008 8:03 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: to writers - write or type?
Replies: 40
Views: 4160

Re: to writers - write or type?

Most of the time I start with a pen and some paper. It's just a different feeling to write by hand and to read over a handwritten text. It's slower and to me it's more... dunno, there's more intimacy with the story when you can touch and smell the ink and the paper. It's a more intense way of workin...
by tiny
Tue Sep 23, 2008 11:09 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Fan Fiction
Replies: 60
Views: 62072

Re: Fan Fiction

Fanfiction.net has a "Bible" section. This frankly terrifies me. "Oh Jesus..." Peter moaned softly while he pressed his throbbing manhood against his Saviour's heavenly butt...? ô.o Yeah, I know... But there *should* be! -Lots of info 'bout classical literature fics-... Though S...
by tiny
Mon Sep 22, 2008 11:24 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Fan Fiction
Replies: 60
Views: 62072

Re: Fan Fiction

If you ignore the copyright mess, fanfiction's essentially a medium like any other. Yeah, it's an advantage to belong to a fandom who's original is so old that it has already become public domain. Is there more fanfiction of classical literature out there? I haven't seen any besides fics around Ler...
by tiny
Sun Sep 21, 2008 11:13 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Fan Fiction
Replies: 60
Views: 62072

Re: Fan Fiction

Good fanfiction is rare. It's *the* genre for people who aren't creative enough to come up with their own characters. I've read over a metric ton of phics (Phantom of the Opera fics) and there were only a hand full that were worth the read; most of them were just juvenile crap and retellings of the ...
by tiny
Fri Sep 19, 2008 1:15 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Picture Pwn4ge!
Replies: 8368
Views: 1018342

tl;dr - beats OT rambling
by tiny
Thu Sep 18, 2008 2:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who Dominates our forums?
Replies: 72
Views: 4861

Re: Who Dominates our forums?

I dig science and I write stories. But since I'm better at writing than at sciencing I ticked that option.
by tiny
Wed Sep 10, 2008 10:56 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The LHC will...
Replies: 77
Views: 3781

Re: The LHC will...

The LHC will - and in fact already has - cause(d) particle physicists and students to rap.
Fall on your knees, the end is near.
http://vimeo.com/1431471
by tiny
Wed Sep 10, 2008 9:32 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Pretend you're a drama geek for a moment
Replies: 22
Views: 1894

Re: Pretend you're a drama geek for a moment

"We don't fear your rotten tomatoes."
"Get ready the foul eggs!"

Self-mockery is a virtue. ô.o
by tiny
Sat Aug 30, 2008 3:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Georgia breaks ties with Russia
Replies: 12
Views: 1036

Re: Georgia breaks ties with Russia

So... is this going to be an increasingly huge conflict with politicians saying stupid stuff because they think it's just a small affair, and that stupid stuff later coming to haunt them because Russia is pissed off and Georgia is whining and they think they can't break their promises? Ach, I hate p...
by tiny
Thu Aug 14, 2008 12:18 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Working Out Sick?
Replies: 17
Views: 1482

Re: Working Out Sick?

My personal experience is that light feelings of sickness (tiredness, a bit of a head ache, a slightly sore throat) go away with light training. But training with fever, is a no-go. Many dancers do it, but that's a we-are-so-dedicated thing and should be filed under 'S' like stupidity. Fever means: ...
by tiny
Thu Aug 14, 2008 10:04 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Music you grew up with - Music You'll always love/hate
Replies: 98
Views: 24562

Re: Music you grew up with - Music You'll always love/hate

I grew up with the radio on in the 80's, and (with some exeptions) can't stand popular 80's music. My parents also listened to German pop music along the lines of Nena and Pur, and although I used to like them as a kid I can't stand them now. Childhood music that I'll always love is: * Frank Zappa. ...
by tiny
Thu Aug 14, 2008 9:45 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: *peek* Germany, anyone?
Replies: 84
Views: 43719

Re: *peek* Germany, anyone?

Würzburg? Whee, that's close to my place!
I vote for more xkcd-ans from this region :D

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