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by Rowan_of_Rin
Thu Oct 08, 2009 11:38 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Homemade Rocket [Not the weapon]
Replies: 20
Views: 2491

Re: Homemade Rocket [Not the weapon]

If you end up making your own motor, for at least the 100m mark I would recommend reading this page: http://www.jamesyawn.net/ It is incredibly helpful, but with making the propellant/motor but also the safety precautions surrounding such an activity. Making a rocket that will fly to 1km will requir...
by Rowan_of_Rin
Sun Aug 30, 2009 8:23 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: eBay Sniping: Why does it even exist?
Replies: 29
Views: 7826

Re: eBay Sniping: Why does it even exist?

Just like all auctions, eBay is all about playing the psychologies of the other bidders, to get something for the cheapest price, or if you are the seller, to sell for the highest price. Example: There is an item at $10. Someone sees this item with no bids, thinks "what a bargain" and bids...
by Rowan_of_Rin
Sun Aug 30, 2009 8:01 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Enzyme denaturation in hot climates
Replies: 29
Views: 2166

Enzyme denaturation in hot climates

I was just thinking about the importance of not having your body temperature go above ~41C, or else proteins, most importantly enzymes will denature and you will die. However, I was thinking, how about enzymes present in the outer layers of your body, for example your epidermis? Surely in very hot c...
by Rowan_of_Rin
Sat May 02, 2009 3:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0576: "Packages"
Replies: 127
Views: 43006

Re: "Packages" Duscussion

This is probably one of my favourite comics here. Someone seriously needs to make this script! If you do, I will love you long time.
by Rowan_of_Rin
Wed Apr 15, 2009 4:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0569: "Borders"
Replies: 73
Views: 17294

Re: "Borders" Discussion

This is awesome. If only you could have a diplomatic meeting on a CTF server..
by Rowan_of_Rin
Wed Mar 04, 2009 7:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0551: "Etch-a-Sketch"
Replies: 124
Views: 25312

Re: "Etch-a-Sketch" Discussion

Yay, a new depressing comic! Oh, how I've missed them
by Rowan_of_Rin
Fri Feb 20, 2009 3:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Westboro Baptist Church: "Australians are sodomites"
Replies: 84
Views: 8202

Re: Westboro Baptist Church: "Australians are sodomites"

http://www.godhatesfags.com/schedule.html 02/22/2009 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Melbourne, AU Rod Laver Arena - God does not hear the prayers of Australia Swan St. & Batman Ave. One of your local major media outlets sent us an email which reads: "Australia Hates You". YAY! We are in good comp...
by Rowan_of_Rin
Fri Jan 02, 2009 5:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0525: "I Know You're Listening"
Replies: 201
Views: 30244

Re: "I Know You're Listening" Discussion

I used to duck every now and then. I think I will take up this habit as well, to add to my 'odd habit' portfolio.
by Rowan_of_Rin
Wed Sep 24, 2008 4:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0480: "Spore"
Replies: 165
Views: 27025

Re: "Spore" Discussion

I too was disappointed about the lack of depth in Spore, it held so much promise.. Instead I have opted to purchase Fallout 3.
by Rowan_of_Rin
Tue Aug 05, 2008 2:15 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Melbourne meet-up?
Replies: 449
Views: 105444

Re: Melbourne meet-up?

One day I will be able to afford to buy some xkcd t-shirts. Then I will be recognised too. Hopefully in a similar manner to my companion-cube t-shirt; it gets a lot of compliments. And envy. 8) Eh?! Where did you get a companion cube t-shirt?! I haven't bought an xkcd shirt because the shipping is ...
by Rowan_of_Rin
Wed Jun 25, 2008 3:47 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Melbourne meet-up?
Replies: 449
Views: 105444

Re: Melbourne meet-up?

So pizza hits home with a lot of people then? I am definitely in for pizza-ing, any time really, just agree on a date.
Maybe if each person beings one normal ingredient and one strange ingredient which they believe will rock on pizza. This could be interesting..
by Rowan_of_Rin
Sun Jun 22, 2008 3:35 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Melbourne meet-up?
Replies: 449
Views: 105444

Re: Melbourne meet-up?

Goddam, I ALWAYS show up just after the even has happened! *Pounds fist on desk in frustration*
So...anyone wanna do something crazy sometime soon?
How about making pizza instead of buying it? That could have interesting outcomes :)
by Rowan_of_Rin
Fri Jun 20, 2008 4:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0439: "Thinking Ahead"
Replies: 164
Views: 28319

Re: "Thinking Ahead" Discussion

I have this exact situation about moving etc..
Goddam Randal, how do you do it?!
by Rowan_of_Rin
Sun May 11, 2008 10:57 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Melbourne meet-up?
Replies: 449
Views: 105444

Re: Melbourne meet-up?

Haha, sorry for being incomprehensible, I hadn't slept for 43 hours... Well, enjoy your holiday(?), and take pics!
by Rowan_of_Rin
Sun May 11, 2008 12:45 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Melbourne meet-up?
Replies: 449
Views: 105444

Re: Melbourne meet-up?

Well shit. I missed this by a day, gah! Probably lucky, I needed to do work...

Brazil! You better go to the Amazon for me, Bruce, there are just too many things out there that can potentially kill you. Awesomeness.
by Rowan_of_Rin
Wed Apr 23, 2008 4:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0413: "Mistranslations"
Replies: 110
Views: 21188

Re: "Mistranslations" Discussion

That promises to be incredibly forceful coupling..
by Rowan_of_Rin
Sun Apr 20, 2008 6:15 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Melbourne meet-up?
Replies: 449
Views: 105444

Re: Melbourne meet-up?

Uni for me is really busy, but I still went for some reason :roll: Now it is 4am and I am working my ass off :D
by Rowan_of_Rin
Sun Apr 20, 2008 9:15 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Melbourne meet-up?
Replies: 449
Views: 105444

Re: Melbourne meet-up?

That was cool, we definitely have to have another meet up, and next time play footpath chess.
by Rowan_of_Rin
Sat Apr 19, 2008 2:11 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Melbourne meet-up?
Replies: 449
Views: 105444

Re: Melbourne meet-up?

Yep, I will see you people tomorrow, 2 pm under the slayed dragon, but for now, I sleep!
by Rowan_of_Rin
Sat Apr 19, 2008 12:53 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Melbourne meet-up?
Replies: 449
Views: 105444

Re: Melbourne meet-up?

No idea where we will be, maybe if we make sure we are back at State by 4, and meet you and keep doing stuff.

Also, yep, I am going with a friend to Porcupine Tree concert, I never heard of them before, but I have been listening to them, awesome stuff.
by Rowan_of_Rin
Wed Apr 16, 2008 10:43 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Melbourne meet-up?
Replies: 449
Views: 105444

Re: Melbourne meet-up?

I hate Warcraft, I never learnt how to play it, so I always die before I have a chance to do anything..Other games though, esp. fps, I like to think I am fairly good at :)
by Rowan_of_Rin
Wed Apr 16, 2008 6:04 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Melbourne meet-up?
Replies: 449
Views: 105444

Re: Melbourne meet-up?

I really need to get myself an xkcd shirt, but the shipping to aus is ludicrous..maybe if we got a bunch of Melbournians together so we could share the weight of the $21 shipping fee...
by Rowan_of_Rin
Tue Apr 15, 2008 1:13 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Melbourne meet-up?
Replies: 449
Views: 105444

Re: Melbourne meet-up?

I am right inside that idea, to be sure. I will probably be wearing clothes.
by Rowan_of_Rin
Tue Apr 15, 2008 12:07 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Melbourne meet-up?
Replies: 449
Views: 105444

Re: Melbourne meet-up?

Well, if we have decided to see this exhibition first, then why not meet at the steps of State Library, or under the statue of the guy killing the dragon.
by Rowan_of_Rin
Mon Apr 14, 2008 3:21 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Melbourne meet-up?
Replies: 449
Views: 105444

Re: Melbourne meet-up?

Is it a lock in? Where do you LAN? It is an expensive past time, and whiles away the hours at an alarming rate..
by Rowan_of_Rin
Mon Apr 14, 2008 12:19 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Melbourne meet-up?
Replies: 449
Views: 105444

Re: Melbourne meet-up?

Sunday is sweet with me.
by Rowan_of_Rin
Sun Apr 13, 2008 4:44 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Melbourne meet-up?
Replies: 449
Views: 105444

Re: Melbourne meet-up?

Yeah, I had a quick browse through that exhibition, it is really cool, but I don't know how long you could spend there, it isn't that large, I reckon 30 mins tops. Next weekend is fine for me as well, we just gotta think of something else to do. Well, we can just meet up and make an impromptu decisi...
by Rowan_of_Rin
Sat Apr 12, 2008 4:37 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Melbourne meet-up?
Replies: 449
Views: 105444

Re: Melbourne meet-up?

Alright, when do you guys/gals want to meet up then? Next weekend (19th or 20th), or we have Anzac day on the 25th, (Towel day is next month).
Thoughts?
by Rowan_of_Rin
Fri Apr 11, 2008 3:11 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Melbourne meet-up?
Replies: 449
Views: 105444

Re: Melbourne meet-up?

Oh, that is really cool, especially getting sponsored to go to Darkzone and whatnot :D How is that course? I always wanted to get involved in game design...
by Rowan_of_Rin
Fri Apr 11, 2008 8:23 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Melbourne meet-up?
Replies: 449
Views: 105444

Re: Melbourne meet-up?

What/who are swingamers!? I keep imagining swinging couples who are also into gaming....

That aside, Darkzone is awesome, but I haven't been for 10 years... If there is overfill, we could organise our own one for another date, is another idea...
by Rowan_of_Rin
Fri Apr 11, 2008 5:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0409: "Electric Skateboard (Double Comic)"
Replies: 160
Views: 35826

Re: "Electric Skateboard (Double Comic)" Discussion

This is amazing.


*tear of happiness*
by Rowan_of_Rin
Fri Apr 11, 2008 12:53 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Melbourne meet-up?
Replies: 449
Views: 105444

Re: Melbourne meet-up?

Well, how are peoples schedules? I care a disturbingly low amount for how much work I have, so any time is alright for me, but obviously a weekend is best more most people. So, is a Saturday or Sunday best for you guys?
Also, peoples suggestions for venues? What are you interests/hobbies?
by Rowan_of_Rin
Thu Apr 10, 2008 3:58 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Melbourne meet-up?
Replies: 449
Views: 105444

Re: Melbourne meet-up?

So how did it go? And yes, can we start planning the next conglomeration of entities? Man, I shouldn't be up at 2.30am....
by Rowan_of_Rin
Thu Apr 10, 2008 4:02 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Melbourne meet-up?
Replies: 449
Views: 105444

Re: Melbourne meet-up?

Ok, guys, please don't hate me..But I am horribly sick, and can barely move without feeling like I'm gonna be sick. Really bad timing, but please lets organise another, where more people can make it, in the near future, perhaps on a weekend.
Have a great time....
by Rowan_of_Rin
Wed Apr 09, 2008 3:21 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Melbourne meet-up?
Replies: 449
Views: 105444

Re: Melbourne meet-up?

Ah, final year of school. Thank god for RMIT not caring about ENTER scores :D
by Rowan_of_Rin
Tue Apr 08, 2008 6:14 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Melbourne meet-up?
Replies: 449
Views: 105444

Re: Melbourne meet-up?

Kinda late to join the party, but still, I like xkcd, and games, and people are kinda cool as well.. So, this thurs, as in the 10th? I should be able to make it, depending on uni workload. I will keep you updated...
by Rowan_of_Rin
Tue Mar 04, 2008 1:45 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Gain Me Some Weight
Replies: 16
Views: 2696

Re: Gain Me Some Weight

I am also having weight gain problems. I eat very healthily, and I eat TONS, however I am 19 and only weight 49 kilos. I don't go to the gym, as I was for ages, but nothing happened. Recently I have started rock climbing seriously, so maybe that will help, but it is still early days. Any other sugge...
by Rowan_of_Rin
Mon Mar 03, 2008 12:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0388: "Fuck Grapefruit"
Replies: 412
Views: 97037

Re: "Fuck Grapefruit" Discussion

I can't believe I just read 9 pages of heated argument about fruit in one sitting. My eyes are bleeding. Well, to add to the fire, Pink Lady apples pwn all, I mean, they are just perfect in every conceivable way, and the name sounds slightly sexual, so I feel naughty eating them. Also, I hadn't eate...
by Rowan_of_Rin
Mon Dec 17, 2007 12:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0358: "Loud Party"
Replies: 146
Views: 24737

Re: "Loud Party" discussion

What I got out of this comic was a comment on the way nerd/computer people have trouble with this style of socializing, and instead of a load party they would much rather be with their laptop up tree. I myself HATE these kind of parties, I just feel awkward and the whole socializing aspect seems ver...
by Rowan_of_Rin
Sat Dec 08, 2007 12:04 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Gravity...?
Replies: 13
Views: 1845

Re: Gravity...?

This is REALLY creepy. I had the same thought last night while at a music recital, that I had no idea what in the WORLD this force is we just take for granted. It observably exists, but what causes it? I mean, it affects both matter and energy (light...I think that's right, as in a black hole), so h...

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