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by ConMan
Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:44 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: What is lemonade?
Replies: 15
Views: 3380

Re: What is lemonade?

It's the thing branded as Sprite or 7-Up in the US. It's also lemon juice, sugar and ice. And "Traditional Lemonade" is a carbonated drink with the flavour and colour of lemon juice.
by ConMan
Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:42 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kickstarter Thread. Everything Goes Here.
Replies: 420
Views: 128943

Re: Kickstarter Thread. Everything Goes Here.

JamesGoblin wrote:Another cute little project, Kingdom Death: Monster 1.5. They asked for 100k, and got 8M... so far, with 23 days to go :mrgreen:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/po ... escription

I don't think I've ever heard the word "cute" used in relation to KDM.
by ConMan
Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:40 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 29037
Views: 1573711

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

I don't have much memory of Acknowledgements of Country happening before about 2008 or so. I don't know if that's just personal bias, or because there was a bit of a turning point in race relations when Kevin Rudd became Prime Minister and apologised to the Stolen Generations (an all-too-recent peri...
by ConMan
Sun Dec 11, 2016 10:28 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 29037
Views: 1573711

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Secret Santa non-spoiler:
Kudos to Madge doing an Acknowledgement of Country. They happen regularly at work, we had one at our wedding, but I think this is the first time I've seen one in a forum thread.
by ConMan
Sun Dec 11, 2016 10:24 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0153: "Peptides" [removed]
Replies: 22
Views: 6283

Re: What-If 0153: "Peptides"

Did this What If? just get unpublished? Whoops This article is still in progress. An early draft was unintentionally posted here thanks to Randall's troubled approach to git , and it took a little bit to get everything sorted out and rolled back. Sorry for the mixup! That's a shame. Well, I hop...
by ConMan
Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:37 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fantastic Breasts and Where to Find Them
Replies: 49
Views: 5218

Re: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

I mean, yeah, but there's roughly a billion other ways to kill someone in the Harry Potter universe, yes? I mean, that's what all those various light duels that aren't any shade of green are, presumably? I mean, leaving aside mundane execution methods entirely. It just seems really odd ...
by ConMan
Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:11 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fantastic Breasts and Where to Find Them
Replies: 49
Views: 5218

Re: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Methods and Madness: The whole execution thing was wonky, too. Sure, sure, grindlewald's evil. The auror's executing them are apparently not, yes? It's like...what, two people? And it's needlessly convoluted. I don't get what any of that scene was about. I think the idea is that...
by ConMan
Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13733
Views: 1688734

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

My friend who went through a vegetarian phase essentially operated on a "no unnecessary cruelty" principle - so milk and honey were fine, eggs were ok as long as they were free range (and he's found a brand of eggs where the chickens are one tenth as crowded as normal free range ones), gel...
by ConMan
Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:15 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 558
Views: 47350

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

Rhythm Paradise Megamix is a much longer game than I originally expected it to be, although I suppose there was a hint in the name. I've finished the main storyline (since when did Rhythm Heaven/Paradise need a plot?), perfected everything except the god-damn Final Remix, and unlocked about 60% of t...
by ConMan
Wed Nov 23, 2016 10:27 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Pokemon Go
Replies: 117
Views: 15068

Re: Pokemon Go

Tracker's up! Ridiculously easy to use (maybe even too easy), but at least the nearby screen actually means something now. The last notice I saw said it's available in only a few more areas - all of Australia, a couple of bits of the US, and somewhere else (I'm guessing in Canada). Still, it is so ...
by ConMan
Tue Nov 22, 2016 12:55 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Infinite Balls and Jugs [solution]
Replies: 611
Views: 58509

Re: Infinite Balls and Jugs [solution]

I feel like anyone who thinks that the two processes (add and remove balls versus add them and relabel them) should have the same result will also have trouble accepting the fact that given a suitable convergent series (like, say, 1 - 1/2 + 1/3 - 1/4 + 1/5 - ...) you can make it sum to anything you ...
by ConMan
Wed Nov 16, 2016 9:56 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 29037
Views: 1573711

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

OK, if nobody else wants to claim Secret Santa for themselves, I'm going to run it this year. Theme: Australian Christmas on a hot summer's day. Any aussies, feel free to post some Christmas Australiana you want to make sure I hit. Anyone who doesn't want to / have the time to play interested in co...
by ConMan
Tue Nov 15, 2016 11:00 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Ghost in the Shelf (2017)
Replies: 82
Views: 6671

Re: Ghost in the Shell (2017)

I've never seen the anime, but this trailer doesn't really impress me. It seems a rather standard action sci-fi, with a lot of pg-rated porn, which is something I've always rather disliked. I'm not going to try to defend the pornographic side of it, but the original movie is a fantastic piece of cy...
by ConMan
Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:04 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Ghost in the Shelf (2017)
Replies: 82
Views: 6671

Re: Ghost in the Shell (2017)

I've never seen the anime, but this trailer doesn't really impress me. It seems a rather standard action sci-fi, with a lot of pg-rated porn, which is something I've always rather disliked. I'm not going to try to defend the pornographic side of it, but the original movie is a fantastic piece of cy...
by ConMan
Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:58 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: dubsola's Chilli
Replies: 17
Views: 2457

Re: dubsola's Chilli

dubsola wrote:It's cheap I'd imagine? I live in Australia too, but don't buy meat very much and haven't considered ever getting it.

It's similar in price to beef - about $10/kg. I don't get it as much any more because my wife doesn't like the taste.
by ConMan
Tue Nov 15, 2016 5:04 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: dubsola's Chilli
Replies: 17
Views: 2457

Re: dubsola's Chilli

Thanks for this! I like making a pot of chilli con carne in the slow cooker every once in a while, and I'll probably steal a few of your hints the next time I get around to it. I often make mine with kangaroo mince, which is probably not that easy to get in the States but which is available in super...
by ConMan
Wed Nov 09, 2016 3:57 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Miscellaneous Science Questions
Replies: 2835
Views: 517786

Re: RELATIVITY QUESTIONS! (and other common queries)

It's one of those words where there's a scientific meaning, and a casual meaning, and they're sufficiently different to be annoying. Like "theory".
by ConMan
Tue Nov 08, 2016 11:55 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Miscellaneous Science Questions
Replies: 2835
Views: 517786

Re: RELATIVITY QUESTIONS! (and other common queries)

Why does the speed of light through a vacuum have to be constant? That's a great question. The fact is, it's not something that "has" to be true, it's just one of the assumptions that leads to special and then general relativity (the other being that observers in non-accelerating referenc...
by ConMan
Sun Nov 06, 2016 10:16 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kickstarter Thread. Everything Goes Here.
Replies: 420
Views: 128943

Re: Kickstarter Thread. Everything Goes Here.

I've seen that before, and I have been tempted to back it but just can't justify the expense right now. It does appeal to me and my wife (who studied linguistics at university).
by ConMan
Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13733
Views: 1688734

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Except I've watched plenty of subtitled Japanese movies/shows, and all I've learned is that "HAI!" means "Yes sir/affirmative". That and "Battaru Royaru" is "battle royale". Eventually you pick up catch phrases but that just makes you look like a total otaku....
by ConMan
Sun Oct 30, 2016 11:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13733
Views: 1688734

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

LaserGuy wrote:Pirate Party stands to take a leading role in the next government of Iceland.

Interesting. In our recent local elections, one seat took a while to count and it was down to a few votes between the local conservative party and the Sex Party.
by ConMan
Thu Oct 06, 2016 9:39 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: 1 is Not Prime
Replies: 17
Views: 3222

Re: 1 is Not Prime

It's also pretty handy in the proof that there are an infinite number of primes. Also, having FTA then gives you a reason to look at what it takes for a number system to have unique prime factorisations, and what it might mean for a system to *not* have such a seemingly fundamental properties, and t...
by ConMan
Wed Oct 05, 2016 9:47 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4347
Views: 600431

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

which were later spliced into a single film for the American release, and IMO it was about thre different kinds of terrible. The dub is legitimate good and has an amazing soundtrack. As a kid's film made in the 90s, I shouldn't have had to even look up what was on the soundtrack, given the legal re...
by ConMan
Wed Oct 05, 2016 2:54 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4347
Views: 600431

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

the fantastic Digimon movie, titled "Summer Wars". Hmm, that description makes me reconsider watching it. (don't elaborate!) I kind of feel I have to, but I'll do so behind a spoiler so you can check it out *after* you watch the film: Hosoda made the two Digimon Adventure films, which wer...
by ConMan
Wed Oct 05, 2016 12:32 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4347
Views: 600431

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Makoto Shinkai is an incredibly talented animator, and I am looking forward to watching Kimi No Na Wa. Some of his work, especially the earlier stuff, can sometimes be a bit more style than substance, but generally he's really good at setting a mood with stunning visuals. If you haven't heard of hi...
by ConMan
Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:24 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Deliberately bad algorithms
Replies: 120
Views: 27721

Re: Deliberately bad algorithms

However, I think you can borrow some of the UTM idea to get a nicely terrible algorithm. ⋅ Start from s = 0. ⋅ Choose k, l, m, n such that k + l + m + n = s. ⋅ Generate all Turing machines of size less than or equal to k with input of all lists of length less than or eq...
by ConMan
Mon Oct 03, 2016 10:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The "I can't find a particular XKCD comic" thread
Replies: 145
Views: 79329

Re: The "I can't find a particular XKCD comic" thread

The obvious solution is to start your own comic, draw the one you remember, and wait for someone to write angry tweets in your general direction about how you're ripping off something else.
by ConMan
Fri Sep 30, 2016 4:19 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Mobile Game Concept: AdventurerDiscoverer
Replies: 15
Views: 2868

Re: Mobile Game Concept: AdventurerDiscoverer

WorldTradeRichard wrote:I feel like that's to much like pokemon.

I feel like you have trouble picking up on sarcasm.
by ConMan
Wed Sep 28, 2016 11:28 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Teachers, instructors, professors: When you assign homework, do you do the homework?
Replies: 9
Views: 2657

Re: Teachers, instructors, professors: When you assign homework, do you do the homework?

Not a teacher, but I did run a post-graduate-level training course at work for a couple of years, and I certainly did attempt all of the homework, including the week-long project (although I just did the bare basics of it to make sure I had a feel for the data and what kinds of approach were likely ...
by ConMan
Wed Sep 28, 2016 3:50 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13733
Views: 1688734

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

commodorejohn wrote:Isn't that what a copyright is for?

I was going to say trademark.
by ConMan
Tue Sep 27, 2016 5:39 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4347
Views: 600431

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

BBC continues to surprise: now they are doing anime reporting (with annoyingly click-baity titles and numbered paragraphs)? Why the story of body-swapping teenagers has gripped Japan A Japanese film has made history by becoming the first animation not made by the legendary Studio Ghibli to rake in ...
by ConMan
Wed Sep 21, 2016 10:42 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4347
Views: 600431

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

I think there's a decent stretch of episodes where Subaru isn't dumb, per se, but is feeling the blowback from the hubris of being able to fix everything with his ability. Then Rem makes a speech that makes 50% of people vote for her in a Crunchyroll poll of favourite character, then you get the las...
by ConMan
Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:42 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Bad Moms (split from Kubo and the Two Strings)
Replies: 5
Views: 1383

Re: Kubo and the Two Strings

I don't think calling it a 'genderflipped manchild trope' works, since modern society's expectations of mothers play an essential role in the film. Also, despite the title, the mothers in the movie aren't actually bad mothers. Quite the contrary. I thought the movie was pretty good. The ending was ...
by ConMan
Thu Sep 15, 2016 6:08 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Kubo and the Two Strings
Replies: 60
Views: 4675

Re: Kubo and the Two Strings

I saw it, loved it, am disappointed that it's already getting hard to find screenings around here because it makes it harder to recommend it to people. Plot developments were generally quite predictable, but you can't have everything.
by ConMan
Sun Sep 11, 2016 10:45 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Help optimising an optimisation model
Replies: 5
Views: 2067

Re: Help optimising an optimisation model

Fair enough. The data is (everything is in integers): Number of reclaimers (nr) Number of items/stockpiles (ns) Number of ships (nsh) Array of the sizes of the stockpiles (size) Array of the ships for each stockpile (ship) Length of the dock (len) Maximum time to fit everything in (maxtime) Array of...
by ConMan
Sun Sep 11, 2016 7:09 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Sign-ups (for PLAYERS)
Replies: 7097
Views: 553746

Re: Sign-ups (for PLAYERS)

Secret Hitler The year is 1933. Germany is still ravaged by the aftermath of the first world war. One man wants to restore the country to it's former glory, but at what cost? You can download the rules here. (Dropbox link to the rules) The game needs at least five players, but can run with up to 10...
by ConMan
Thu Sep 08, 2016 11:04 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Help optimising an optimisation model
Replies: 5
Views: 2067

Re: Help optimising an optimisation model

The good side of MiniZinc is that you can basically use all the data structures you need and apply the relevant constraints to the bits where it makes most sense. So, for example, I currently have arrays that, for each item, contain the west and east positions, the times that stacking and reclaiming...
by ConMan
Thu Sep 08, 2016 6:26 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Help optimising an optimisation model
Replies: 5
Views: 2067

Help optimising an optimisation model

So, I think this one just barely falls on the "computational" side of computational mathematics, hence my asking here. I'm taking an online course on modelling discrete optimisation using MiniZinc, and for the final assessment I've hit a roadblock, so I was hoping someone might be able to ...
by ConMan
Tue Sep 06, 2016 5:58 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Combining Idioms. Portmanteau style
Replies: 26
Views: 8379

Re: Combining Idioms. Portmanteau style

I've used both "Burn that bridge when I get to it" and "Is a bear Catholic?/Does the Pope poop in the woods?", although I don't think anyone noticed when I did. There was also a sketch in a school drama night I was in that used the line "Let's make like a tree and blow this ...

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