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by wst
Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:00 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Every hour, on the hour
Replies: 10932
Views: 731106

Re: Every hour, on the hour

Right... now to cram some sleep. I didn't stay up expressly for this, I just got carried away plotting a blog with a friend... and then I remembered this. Oops
by wst
Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:04 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Every hour, on the hour
Replies: 10932
Views: 731106

Re: Every hour, on the hour

Honestly if it wasn't for the fact you've given actual human replies I'd suspect a bot. It'd be pretty trivial. Would probably get a bollocking from the powers-that-be.
by wst
Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:00 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Every hour, on the hour
Replies: 10932
Views: 731106

Re: Every hour, on the hour

Mine? Ah god dammit, timezones.

The problem with this kind of game is the lack of varied participation. It's no good if there's only one person in a thread self-incrementing, but there's also no rule on double-posting so it's inevitable.
by wst
Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:03 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: New to Coding
Replies: 101
Views: 128225

Re: New to Coding

So I'm starting the third year of a degree soon, and I've got to go from microcontroller programming in assembly (from the previous year's study, for some reason it's on the syllabus), to programming them in C. I'm excited by how abstract this will feel. Does anyone have any good "For dummies&q...
by wst
Sun Aug 20, 2017 3:03 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Thread Necromancy: Mexican Standoff Edition!
Replies: 63
Views: 5405

Re: Thread Necromancy: Mexican Standoff Edition!

chridd wrote:So do I!
Do you have data on post times, highest scoring posts, etc? It'd be cool to have a look at, if you do!
by wst
Sun Aug 20, 2017 3:00 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Every hour, on the hour
Replies: 10932
Views: 731106

Re: Every hour, on the hour

Is there data on the highest scoring comment ever?

Also, that is a nifty site, it saves the hassle of self-calculation away. I also like the preview of "points to gain" and the variants of game rules.
by wst
Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1494
Views: 200487

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

No, it's seriously a person parasailing. The top of the thing that's landing on the left was still travelling towards the ISS. We've gone past the crazy tests. We have rockets recovering themselves for "routine" supply missions, instead of having to build a whole new one every time. If I h...
by wst
Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:44 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Every hour, on the hour
Replies: 10932
Views: 731106

Re: Every hour, on the hour

Where's the scoreboard?
by wst
Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1494
Views: 200487

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

They're being towed by a boat, a-la "Start of Jurassic Park Episode 3 : Stop going on those islands!"
by wst
Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Parenting - Gushes, Rants, Advice & Worries
Replies: 141
Views: 27526

Re: Parenting - Gushes, Rants, Advice & Worries

Me and the herself are worried about how at the first sign of defeat, said 7 year old of hers, from the other page gives up completely. He's not a bad loser, in that he doesn't throw a tantrum or claim that others were cheating etc. He's just completely unable to handle not being the best at somethi...
by wst
Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:26 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1494
Views: 200487

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

Clicky, it's a photo

Photographer's watermark shows who deserves credit. That and Elon Musk's tireless engineers. I won't list everyone whose discoveries led to this photograph.
by wst
Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:06 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3089
Views: 166205

Re: Trump presidency

On one hand, I'd like to punch a Nazi. On the other hand, I like the idea that free speech is an "inalienable right" (that is such a ridiculous set of words that I've only seen in terms of US politics) on the off chance that one day my (currently fairly polite and mainstream) views become ...
by wst
Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:08 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Attenuation
Replies: 2
Views: 1139

Re: Attenuation

Sweet. I might've got to that if I'd walked away and come back but I'd got my head well and truly mixed up. Cheers.
by wst
Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:40 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Attenuation
Replies: 2
Views: 1139

Attenuation

So I'm ok using these formulae to come up with ideal values for attenuator components for T-pad attenuators Source Given desired attenuation (K) and input (or output) impedance (Z), to find R1, R2 (R1 and R2 are equal) and (eventually - I'll skip this for brevity and for "figure it out yourself...
by wst
Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:43 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Steering showdown
Replies: 25
Views: 7321

Re: Steering showdown

9-3 if I'm in a gokart or using rotational steering, and between 11-1 and 7-5 when using push-pull (so, actively cornering, usually at lower speeds - higher speeds would be dramatic if I used that much steering lock...)
by wst
Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1806: "Borrow Your Laptop"
Replies: 57
Views: 6649

Re: 1806: "Borrow Your Laptop"

Having just bought a laptop (Thinkpad X230) and immediately rooting around to check it wasn't stuck with that bastard supervisor password enabled (it wasn't! I was worried I'd have to get the screwdrivers...) I promptly installed Mint (w/ xfce) to get myself back into the *nix thing. It's annoyingly...
by wst
Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1780: "Appliance Repair"
Replies: 34
Views: 3248

Re: 1780: "Appliance Repair"

Dunno about the US, but here it isn't that uncommon for residential houses to have three-phase supply simply to distribute load evenly among the three phases Similar in the USA, but "two phase". Neutral and +/- 120V, with the 120V loads "distributed evenly between them" (if you'...
by wst
Sun Nov 13, 2016 9:20 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Bacon Workshop
Replies: 2768
Views: 473193

Re: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Bacon Workshop

Apparently SkyUI is fairly functional already without SKSE. I need to stop playing the game long enough to try fiddling with settings to see if I can improve things further. My PC auto-detected as "High", I know that my GPU hates god rays (as they're a nVidia GameWorks bit of evil), but I ...
by wst
Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 446
Views: 58502

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

Perhaps we need to focus less on debating and more on convincing people to join our beliefs. Debate, discussion, and persuasion are in fact different skills. This is the main thing to take away from this. There was a good thread on reddit the other day where people had to defend political stances o...
by wst
Fri Nov 11, 2016 5:01 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Bacon Workshop
Replies: 2768
Views: 473193

Re: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Bacon Workshop

They don't ask me that yet, they know I couldn't enchant butter to cut more easily, let alone a sword to cut butter better.
by wst
Fri Nov 11, 2016 3:59 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Bacon Workshop
Replies: 2768
Views: 473193

Re: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Bacon Workshop

I must've been in Whiterun 3 hours before I heard about anyone's former adventuring habits.
by wst
Fri Nov 11, 2016 3:38 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Bacon Workshop
Replies: 2768
Views: 473193

Re: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Bacon Workshop

I've just entered Tamriel for the first time with Skyrim SE and... well, I might be playing on a 5 year delay but I won't start quoting the guards. I'm enjoying it immensely.
by wst
Mon Nov 07, 2016 8:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1100
Views: 98170

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

I agree, Plasma Man. It rankles. I feel like I've gone to the dentist with a set of perfect teeth and they're saying "well we're only taking your teeth out, we could remove the whole jaw" and I'm lying on their recliner thinking "my fucking teeth are fine!" I've asked my MP if, i...
by wst
Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Parenting - Gushes, Rants, Advice & Worries
Replies: 141
Views: 27526

Re: Parenting - Gushes, Rants, Advice & Worries

I've acquired a 7 year old through dint of going out with someone who already had a kid. Turns out I'm alright at looking after kids. I daren't hold a baby though, I don't know how the fuck they work. I'll cross that hurdle when I get to it.
by wst
Fri May 20, 2016 12:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1683: "Digital Data"
Replies: 122
Views: 15604

Re: 1683: "Digital Data"

SolkaTruesilver wrote:I am just sad that old online porn videos will probably never be backed up and forever be loss.
Porn will become an oral tradition.
by wst
Wed Jun 17, 2015 11:48 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Fallout 4
Replies: 154
Views: 19906

Re: Fallout 4

They tried that, remember? Oblivion? Bandits in Daedric Armor demanding 100 gold from you. Er, nope, I haven't played any TES games, and it doesn't sound similar. At all . Raiders establishing some kind of settlement isn't a good reason? Obviously it wouldn't be the only way of progressing enemies ...
by wst
Wed Jun 17, 2015 8:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20859
Views: 2135624

Re: Post your boat race.

pseudoidiot wrote:I made a feathered friend at the zoo!

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I made a feathered friend at a hawk walk (note bells and jesses)!
Image
by wst
Wed Jun 17, 2015 8:50 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Fallout 4
Replies: 154
Views: 19906

Re: Fallout 4

Flawed argument, I hear this one all the time about music. I think that caused you to miss my point. I'm not making any argument of bad vs good, but good vs capitalism. Bigger audience, broader demographic, more money. "The key to failure is trying to please everyone." Music doesn't fall ...
by wst
Tue Jun 16, 2015 7:00 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Fallout 4
Replies: 154
Views: 19906

Re: Fallout 4

It's not always nostalgia that explains why older games have better stories either, I would say it's largely due to the industry growing and companies figuring out where the money is. Same thing happened in other mediums, in different ways but under the same principle. TV turned to reality shows, j...
by wst
Tue Jun 16, 2015 6:40 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Fallout 4
Replies: 154
Views: 19906

Re: Fallout 4

Voiced NPC/not seeing the exact thing your character will say... seems more "this is who you are" than previous fallouts. (1 - someone sent to save the vault. 2 - their child trying to save the village. 3 - child of an NPC, the most definite backstory to your character, but the character o...
by wst
Fri Nov 21, 2014 6:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1450: "AI-Box Experiment"
Replies: 200
Views: 38624

Re: 1450: "AI-Box Experiment"

Firstly, the latter bit, the alt text drama - from an incredibly laymans POV there is a great need of someone to manage PR, HPMoR is actually quite a good bit of PR. From an outside view looking in a lot of what's being debated sounds like wanking, and entertaining as it is to watch, the incentive f...
by wst
Tue Nov 26, 2013 11:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Motorsport Thread (possible spoilers)
Replies: 117
Views: 32425

Re: The Motorsport Thread (possible spoilers)

Things that died iirc were that car project I mentioned... the guy's son annoyed the person that owned the unit and they got a completely unusable curfew on power tools there... Meanwhile, I've got a job as a trainee composite laminator. Which means I genuinely can say to people "I make F1 car ...
by wst
Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:13 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kerbal Space Program
Replies: 718
Views: 278669

Re: Kerbal Space Program

Izawwlgood wrote:Exley maneuver.
You keep saying this, but I can't find what it is, but it sounds useful. Can you explain?
by wst
Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:57 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kerbal Space Program
Replies: 718
Views: 278669

Re: Kerbal Space Program

May be worth it if the wobble gets unbearable (snap happy), if you're that desperate to take the extra stuff out there...
by wst
Wed Mar 20, 2013 7:16 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kerbal Space Program
Replies: 718
Views: 278669

Re: Kerbal Space Program

Over 3000m/s into the atmosphere. I think 19.1 may be one of the final builds when you can do that :p
by wst
Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:11 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kerbal Space Program
Replies: 718
Views: 278669

Re: Kerbal Space Program

Working on my standard lifter last night revealed that my woes with asparagus-staging in the past are no longer evident! I used to have issues placing fuel lines independent of other symmetry on the parts I was joining, but no more! My mainsail inner-stage keeps driving straight through my lower sta...
by wst
Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:34 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kerbal Space Program
Replies: 718
Views: 278669

Re: Kerbal Space Program

Width is the enemy of straight lines. So you place each pair of tanks-that-drop as individual pairs, and use (I'm guessing) snap-to-angle to ensure symmetry?
by wst
Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:04 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kerbal Space Program
Replies: 718
Views: 278669

Re: Kerbal Space Program

I can asparagus stage 4x symmetry easily enough (I just use 2 sets of 2-symmetry tanks that are identical) - is more complex asparagus staging just "place more in 2-symmetry mode", or is there a trick so I only have to click once to place 6 tanks, and then I can manage the fuel line connec...
by wst
Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I want to understand my car.
Replies: 9
Views: 4440

Re: I want to understand my car.

Silly question - have you tried going for a short drive (15 minutes or so on a motorway, get the car up to temperature), and then looked under the engine oil filler cap? If the head gasket's gone usually you get a creamy buildup on there.
by wst
Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89691
Views: 6012351

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

Anyone made any resolutions this year? No. Get a sample size >1 and you'd have to change that answer sooner or later. I did, for instance. That means that even if no-one else did, the answer is "yes". I have a beer belly. I want to get rid of it in a non surgical manner. But in the shorte...

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