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by ConMan
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The "I can't find a particular XKCD comic" thread
Replies: 156
Views: 91022

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

I'm also pretty sure that there isn't an xkcd about naming a paper (PhD or Abstruse Goose are much more likely to cover that topic), but you might be getting mixed up with #910: Permanence, which is about naming a server.
by ConMan
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:50 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4408
Views: 694371

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Discussions of anime issues regarding girls' and women's consents you have been amply warned. So often in anime I DO wonder: "Does she like him or is he just being? Totally and wildly inappropriate?" Naruto hitting on EVERY. Woman he meets to copy his pervy sage master. Hinata being all c...
by ConMan
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:12 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4408
Views: 694371

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

It's very much what I've come to expect from recent Ghibli films, especially the ones that adapt children's books - pretty, a bit predictable, some nice emotional touches, but also sometimes feeling like they skipped five consecutive chapters and conflated a few roles together to save time. It was ...
by ConMan
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14293
Views: 2028069

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

But self-driving cars will definitely be 140% reliable! Each of those 4 cases was the driver not properly reading the sat nav. Those are all examples of WHY self-driving cars will be better. Also the first article mentions NOTHING about sat nav except in the headline. And the last 3 articles are li...
by ConMan
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:37 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4408
Views: 694371

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Has anyone caught Mary and the Witch's Flower yet? It is quite disappointing that Cineplex did not see fit to bring it to Canada. (Instead, for some baffling reason, we got the live-action Gintama movie.) Australia had its run this week, and I saw it on Saturday. It's very much what I've come to ex...
by ConMan
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:19 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4408
Views: 694371

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

(Ginger, if you don't tell us what the things inside spoiler tags are about, we can't really decide if we want to avoid that kind of spoilers) I am reading a manga named Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san ; it is very cute and quite funny. An anime adaptation has just started, I don't plan to watch it bec...
by ConMan
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:22 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4408
Views: 694371

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

My favorite character on the Digimon USA dub was Kari or Hikari. She was Tai's little sis and she was so cutey-cutey. She had a scene in the movie where she and a gigantic Agumon were rampaging around and it had her on its back. It smashes open a soda vending machine and she goes helpfully and lady...
by ConMan
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:16 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4408
Views: 694371

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Can anyone explain Pop Team Epic? I watched, I laughed, I was mightily confused. I doubt there is much to explain. I have also read part of that manga, which is a series of four-panel gags with no sense of continuity between them. The anime seems to do a great job at making that interesting. In cas...
by ConMan
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:50 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4408
Views: 694371

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

(Ginger, if you don't tell us what the things inside spoiler tags are about, we can't really decide if we want to avoid that kind of spoilers) I am reading a manga named Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san ; it is very cute and quite funny. An anime adaptation has just started, I don't plan to watch it bec...
by ConMan
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:58 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: PI - Invention or Discovery
Replies: 88
Views: 3362

Re: PI - Invention or Discovery

Once you pick the appropriate set of definitions and axioms, I'd say that it's a "discovery" within that system to find out that the ratio of circumference to diameter is a constant value. If you use a different system, then there will be different discoveries within that system (for examp...
by ConMan
Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:26 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Fish Base is a Thing that Exists
Replies: 12
Views: 966

Re: Fish Base is a Thing that Exists

p1t1o wrote:I dont trust them.

You're right. There's something fishy about this.
by ConMan
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:35 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Halloween Mafia - The Werewolf of Wall Street - Night 3 - Time to go, CEO
Replies: 407
Views: 11027

Re: Halloween Mafia - The Werewolf of Wall Street - Night 3 - Time to go, CEO

This was a great game! I'm glad I subbed in, although I don't feel I contributed a heck of a lot to the town win other than doing my darndest to stop people suspecting me of being scum (and not necessarily doing it that well). The flavour was wonderfully written, and the setup was quite clever.
by ConMan
Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:13 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Halloween Mafia - The Werewolf of Wall Street - Night 3 - Time to go, CEO
Replies: 407
Views: 11027

Re: Halloween Mafia - The Werewolf of Wall Street - Day 3 - The Times They Are a-Changelin'

Thank you ConMan. I do not believe you answered this though: ConMan, is there a reason you are ignoring my and JimBob's Mason claim? Sorry, there was no particular reason other than not having enough mental capacity to cover it at the time, and also because I didn't see many flaws in it as I've add...
by ConMan
Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:12 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Halloween Mafia - The Werewolf of Wall Street - Night 3 - Time to go, CEO
Replies: 407
Views: 11027

Re: Halloween Mafia - The Werewolf of Wall Street - Day 3 - The Times They Are a-Changelin'

Is this an accurate summary of all our claims? Hari (Human Love Interest) - became masons with jimbob after PW died but otherwise no known abilities bessie (? Major Shareholder) - tracker, saw wam visit LG and maven N1, saw jimbob visit me N2 wam (Enamoured Ghoul Assistant) - watcher, saw Maven visi...
by ConMan
Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:01 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Halloween Mafia - The Werewolf of Wall Street - Night 3 - Time to go, CEO
Replies: 407
Views: 11027

Re: Halloween Mafia - The Werewolf of Wall Street - Day 3 - The Times They Are a-Changelin'

ConMan, I have few more questions. What is your Mafia history? What about the case against Moody do you find convincing? On a scale of 1-10 how upset would you be if we lynched you? Could you explain how your flavor describes how paranoia causes you to roleblock? My mafia history is not particularl...
by ConMan
Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:28 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Halloween Mafia - The Werewolf of Wall Street - Night 3 - Time to go, CEO
Replies: 407
Views: 11027

Re: Halloween Mafia - The Werewolf of Wall Street - Day 2 - Bâ Unbound

If moody flips town I will be having a close look at hari tomorrow. This sounds about right to me. I am also swayed by Hari's arguments, but town!moody would just about seal the deal for scum!Hari for me right now. I might be feeling a bit paranoid (in the traditional sense) due to being so much un...
by ConMan
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:41 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Halloween Mafia - The Werewolf of Wall Street - Night 3 - Time to go, CEO
Replies: 407
Views: 11027

Re: Halloween Mafia - The Werewolf of Wall Street - Day 2 - Bâ Unbound

ConMan, where did you get the term Paranoid from? It's in my role description. Although my actual ability is not Paranoia but "Haunting". There could be hidden mechanics whereby certain roles just automatically "visit" certain other roles, but if that was the case then why would...
by ConMan
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:24 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Halloween Mafia - The Werewolf of Wall Street - Night 3 - Time to go, CEO
Replies: 407
Views: 11027

Re: Halloween Mafia - The Werewolf of Wall Street - Day 3 - The Times They Are a-Changelin'

ConMan, you claimed recently that for your ability to be useful, Mafia would need to consider you a threat. It is easy then to extrapolate that Mafia ought not target you from their perspective. It is therefore no longer useful to conceal it. As you said, information drives the game forward, so it ...
by ConMan
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:46 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Thor: Ragnarok
Replies: 20
Views: 1427

Re: Thor: Ragnarok

T'was a bit silly, but the whole concept is silly when you really think about it, so it's nice that they have fun with the ideas. Taika Waititi made "What We Do In The Shadows" which is the best vampire comedy film to come out of New Zealand, and he threw in a few nice antipodean reference...
by ConMan
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:44 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Halloween Mafia - The Werewolf of Wall Street - Night 3 - Time to go, CEO
Replies: 407
Views: 11027

Re: Halloween Mafia - The Werewolf of Wall Street - Day 3 - The Times They Are a-Changelin'

As someone who is just a random member of the board, I find it surprising that I would possibly be jimbob's crush, but perhaps that's just the way it panned out (I dunno, maybe the love interests were picked randomly). Why do you think that jimbob autotargeted you? Maybe he selected you as his nigh...
by ConMan
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:36 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Halloween Mafia - The Werewolf of Wall Street - Night 3 - Time to go, CEO
Replies: 407
Views: 11027

Re: Halloween Mafia - The Werewolf of Wall Street - Day 3 - The Times They Are a-Changelin'

Reposting to hopefully fix the horrible code mess that was my previous post: The only possibility I can see is from the flavour I was given. I am apparently in love with the major shareholder and need to visit him regularly. I got a heavy lovers vibe from it and did double check at the beginning of ...
by ConMan
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:33 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Halloween Mafia - The Werewolf of Wall Street - Night 3 - Time to go, CEO
Replies: 407
Views: 11027

Re: Halloween Mafia - The Werewolf of Wall Street - Day 3 - The Times They Are a-Changelin'

The only possibility I can see is from the flavour I was given. I am apparently in love with the major shareholder and need to visit him regularly. I got a heavy lovers vibe from it and did double check at the beginning of the game I wasn't a lover. [quote="Madge]Jimbobmacdoodle was murdered i...
by ConMan
Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:40 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Halloween Mafia - The Werewolf of Wall Street - Night 3 - Time to go, CEO
Replies: 407
Views: 11027

Re: Halloween Mafia - The Werewolf of Wall Street - Day 3 - The Times They Are a-Changelin'

Yay for finally getting a scum, boo to me for being swayed by my own flawed logic. So assuming the 6-2-1 split, we're looking for Maven's scum buddy, and I know that as the only other person who was still voting for wam at the end of D2 I look like a fairly obvious, if clueless, option. I am open to...
by ConMan
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:22 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games you can't remember the title of.
Replies: 1874
Views: 436942

Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

by ConMan
Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:27 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 30330
Views: 1929308

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Werewolf
Spoiler:
Just so we're perfectly clear, I have no idea what I'm doing.
by ConMan
Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:18 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Halloween Mafia - The Werewolf of Wall Street - Night 3 - Time to go, CEO
Replies: 407
Views: 11027

Re: Halloween Mafia - The Werewolf of Wall Street - Day 2 - Bâ Unbound

Hari makes a valid point, and I'm going to think about it (along with a few other things I have to think about at the moment). Also, just to be clear (since bessie noted that Mafia Bus Driver/Framer isn't the only way for the weird results to happen), when I said "something to mess with results...
by ConMan
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:11 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Halloween Mafia - The Werewolf of Wall Street - Night 3 - Time to go, CEO
Replies: 407
Views: 11027

Re: Halloween Mafia - The Werewolf of Wall Street - Day 2 - Bâ Unbound

Thinking about things in terms of Occam's Razor, rather than trying to create a linear town-to-scum list, the following are the possibilities I can see in order of simplest to most complicated explanation: 1. Bessie and Maven are telling the truth, wam is lying. It only requires one liar, and it mea...
by ConMan
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:59 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Halloween Mafia - The Werewolf of Wall Street - Night 3 - Time to go, CEO
Replies: 407
Views: 11027

Re: Halloween Mafia - The Werewolf of Wall Street - Day 2 - Bâ Unbound

Hari seems to have put in a lot of research time to find that role in order to justify bessie's odd-out result in wam's favor. Would seem to be a point against him iff Maven flips town. On the other hand, bessie has put up a fairly straight-forward explanation as to where the problem in her's and w...
by ConMan
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:22 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Halloween Mafia - The Werewolf of Wall Street - Night 3 - Time to go, CEO
Replies: 407
Views: 11027

Re: Halloween Mafia - The Werewolf of Wall Street - Day 2 - Bâ Unbound

Damn, when did everyone get so good at providing content? I only have time for a few quick observations: 1. While I don't mind Hari Seldon's approach to scoring people's posts, I do find a lot of his point allocations somewhat arbitrary. I think jimbob or wam already pointed out that it's a neat way...
by ConMan
Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:39 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Halloween Mafia - The Werewolf of Wall Street - Night 3 - Time to go, CEO
Replies: 407
Views: 11027

Re: Halloween Mafia - The Werewolf of Wall Street - Day 1 - Let's Get This Party Started!

I still haven't read all the backlog of stuff, but I noticed I've come in with a couple of votes on my head already so I'll just say that while I don't know what kind of gambit somi was trying to pull, it seems a bit weird to me. In the interest of some openness, I'll also say that my ability is ess...
by ConMan
Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:17 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Halloween Mafia - The Werewolf of Wall Street - Night 3 - Time to go, CEO
Replies: 407
Views: 11027

Re: Halloween Mafia - The Werewolf of Wall Street - Day 1 - Let's Get This Party Started!

Hey all, I will catch up on the thread soon. I've read my role so I know who I'm supposed to be.
by ConMan
Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:50 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Structure of a Maths Lesson...
Replies: 3
Views: 990

Re: Structure of a Maths Lesson...

The biggest thing I took away had to do with homework. The presenter was arguing for a 2-4-2 homework process. 2 good questions about the lesson. That's usually enough for the students to find the problems with their thinking. Then 4 questions of spiral review. 1 from yesterday, 1 from last week, 1...
by ConMan
Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:20 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Sign-ups (for PLAYERS)
Replies: 7231
Views: 649264

Re: Sign-ups (for PLAYERS)

The Werewolf of Wall Street https://mir-s3-cdn-cf.behance.net/projects/404/c3dcd423909819.54eaffbeac9ca.jpg Being a werewolf in a man's world comes with some benefits - and some horrible downsides. Wolfington Investments is a stock trading firm with a rather... unique set of board members. They...
by ConMan
Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:24 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games you can't remember the title of.
Replies: 1874
Views: 436942

Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

by ConMan
Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:04 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Why Are Subs Better than Dubs?
Replies: 22
Views: 2559

Re: Why Are Subs Better than Dubs?

I think most of the main points have been hit already, but my thoughts: 1. It's possible for a bad dub to ruin an otherwise good show, but it's extremely unlikely for a good dub to rescue a bad show ( Ghost Stories and Samurai Pizza Cats both did it basically by turning the show into a parody of its...
by ConMan
Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:25 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 530
Views: 49855

Re: Science-based what-if questions

Eh, I'm not actually that excited by the discovery at this point. It seems fairly natural that if there's some kind of structure to the universe there needs to be something underpinning it that helps that structure stay what it is. It's probably like other phenomena where "the current laws of p...
by ConMan
Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:21 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Foolish question debunked. Move on, nothing to see.
Replies: 80
Views: 6496

Re: Does the Banach–Tarski Paradox prove that you can't see the edge of the universe?

Eebster the Great wrote:
ConMan wrote:B-T is about breaking a thing up into an infinite number of pieces and moving them around to get a strange result.

Not an infinite number of pieces. Five pieces.

Sorry, you're right. Five pieces, but not particularly obviously shaped ones.
by ConMan
Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:21 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Foolish question debunked. Move on, nothing to see.
Replies: 80
Views: 6496

Re: Does the Banach–Tarski Paradox prove that you can't see the edge of the universe?

B-T is about breaking a thing up into an infinite number of pieces and moving them around to get a strange result. It doesn't prove anything about seeing the edge of the universe any more than Zeno's paradoxes prove that the existence of space and time are impossible and you can't actually finish a ...
by ConMan
Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:27 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Podcast Recommendation Thread
Replies: 9
Views: 3427

Re: Podcast Recommendation Thread

To pick out some of the less niche ones (ha) that I listen to: No Such Thing As A Fish - a team of the "QI Elves" (researchers for the BBC show QI) pick the best facts they learned in the past week and discuss them and related topics. Dragon Friends - A group of Australian comedians with n...
by ConMan
Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:33 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 30330
Views: 1929308

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Madge wrote:I'm going to be in Melbourne from the ~5th-9th of August so I'm not sure if that would be appropriate for the game, hence replacement-signing-up (since with replacements beggars can't be choosers...)

I'll be there 7th & 8th, so I'll wave hi!

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