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by cypherspace
Mon Sep 12, 2011 7:02 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [UK] South Wales
Replies: 3
Views: 2657

Re: [UK] South Wales

Say hello to Prof. Charlton for me. Well, don't, he'll have no idea who cypherspace is. But... acknowledge him... enjoy Swansea. It's a great place.
by cypherspace
Wed Aug 10, 2011 6:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89691
Views: 6004019

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

Almost an FML except I'm laughing about it. Today my parents came over to help me with the very, very overgrown garden. I supplied them with a lunch of (homemade) olive and sun-dried tomato bread with tapenade, bruschetta, and a Parma ham, basil, (homegrown)fig and mozzarella pizza. Mum: "Do yo...
by cypherspace
Sun May 01, 2011 10:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: London Underground - Ruislip to West Ruislip Conundrum
Replies: 23
Views: 2995

Re: London Underground - Ruislip to West Ruislip Conundrum

Mornington Crescent - the game of Guardian readers and social workers in sandals. I am neither of these things and am not entirely sure what a Guardian is other than a red-faced muppet who harasses the Avatar in the Ultimate series...... I forgot where I was going with this, so I play Earl's Court....
by cypherspace
Sun Oct 24, 2010 8:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Google vs Facebook: Round 2
Replies: 22
Views: 2313

Re: Google vs Facebook: Round 2

The thing is, everything facebook does right now, is already being done by other people, and everything that facebook could reasonably do to expand is ALSO already done by other companies. Facebook is the most popular social networking site now but there's already plenty of user backlash and concer...
by cypherspace
Sat Oct 23, 2010 9:08 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Radiothread
Replies: 265
Views: 50867

Re: Radiothread

Microscopic cog wrote:And you (= djkjr) got me addicted to 2+2=5 by various posts around the fora. So amazing. No words left to describe it's amazingness.
I used to listen to 2+2=5 before any time I was going out - always got me in the mood. Incredible song.
by cypherspace
Sat Oct 23, 2010 8:27 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Google vs Facebook: Round 2
Replies: 22
Views: 2313

Re: Google vs Facebook: Round 2

ok, here's what its really going to come down to and here's what I can't really work out. Does Facebook/"social networking" actually matter? I mean sure, its popular, but that doesn't mean its actually important to society; if popularity implied importance then I'd be forced to believe th...
by cypherspace
Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0799: "Stephen Hawking"
Replies: 189
Views: 28754

Re: "Stephen Hawking" discussion (#799)

yedidyak wrote:Or an in depth study of theology by Hawking? I've never understood why theological comments by physicists are given more credence than scientific comments by theologians.
Because journalists are morons and don't understand science.

Stereotypes a-go-go!
by cypherspace
Thu Sep 09, 2010 6:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20859
Views: 2133401

Re: Postify your facerity

You look totally different!

Image
by cypherspace
Mon Jul 19, 2010 12:39 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Great Songwriters
Replies: 29
Views: 4415

Re: Great Songwriters

I am a massive Bjork fan but I don't see her as a songwriter. She doesn't write songs, she writes beautiful, wonderful music. Dylan and Cohen weren't so big on the music, but their songs are incredible. See, I'd say that isn't true of Bjork, but is true of Damon Albarn. Not beautiful, but musical m...
by cypherspace
Sat Jul 17, 2010 7:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Presenting to Teens about something they don't care about.
Replies: 20
Views: 2368

Re: Presenting to Teens about something they don't care abou

My tips: If you're presenting something they don't care about, they won't care about it. Find something they care about and connect it to your presentation. Keep connecting things they care about to what you are talking about. Like Bakemaster said, the presentation is not about you - it's about how ...
by cypherspace
Sat Jul 17, 2010 5:18 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Great Songwriters
Replies: 29
Views: 4415

Re: Great Songwriters

Tom Lehrer. Oh alright, most have been mentioned but Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, John Lennon, Pete Townshend, Dave Gilmour & Roger Waters. Brian Wilson, definitely. Stevie Wonder! Thom Yorke. Echoing Tin's love of Mr. Mark "E" Everett, but my personal "out there" choice would b...
by cypherspace
Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:53 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Louis CK is right: I'mma stop whining.
Replies: 16
Views: 1900

Re: Louis CK is right: I'mma stop whining.

It is, however, amazing. It is quite incredible that humans have progressed in their practical abilities from using stones to hit antelope over the head, to using stones that make better stones that cut metal that cuts more metal that shapes other metal that burns stuff we get out of the ground usin...
by cypherspace
Sun Jun 27, 2010 8:56 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Fifa World Cup 2010
Replies: 600
Views: 36789

Re: Fifa World Cup 2010

I do agree, I think. England are a stronger team - or they should be. Germany's first performance was impressive, others haven't been anywhere near as good. England should win. I desperately hope they do!
by cypherspace
Sun Jun 27, 2010 8:50 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Fifa World Cup 2010
Replies: 600
Views: 36789

Re: Fifa World Cup 2010

Sorry Americans. I can't be too sorry though as I love the way Ghana play football and I support them every time (and I reckoned they'd beat you anyway, so my fantasy football team is doing very well so far)! Great game though. It is a great pity for the sport in the USA that you didn't do better. B...
by cypherspace
Fri Jun 25, 2010 1:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Fifa World Cup 2010
Replies: 600
Views: 36789

Re: Fifa World Cup 2010

Japan to get to the quarters. Brazil to edge it over Portugal today. Chile to give Spain a surprisingly hard game only to lose 2-1. England to go out on penalties to Germany. The Japan game was about as good as I've seen anyone play. Real control, pace and intelligence, and I think their third goal ...
by cypherspace
Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20859
Views: 2133401

Re: Postify your facerity

by cypherspace
Mon Jun 21, 2010 12:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Fifa World Cup 2010
Replies: 600
Views: 36789

Re: Fifa World Cup 2010

Instead of watching Kaká's arm, watch Keita's face. It does appear that he collides with Kaká's shoulder. However, this is clearly out of the referee's line of sight, and less-than-clearly intentional. It's just not quite as ridiculous as some are making it out to be, and the bile being thrown at K...
by cypherspace
Thu Jun 17, 2010 9:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Fifa World Cup 2010
Replies: 600
Views: 36789

Re: Fifa World Cup 2010

I'll freely admit it wouldn't have made a difference to the outcome and that we were outclassed but I'm alarmed at the two instances red cards have been doled out during this World Cup so far; both seemed like yellow cards at the worst. Hope the trend doesn't continue. The red card for Khune was an...
by cypherspace
Wed Jun 16, 2010 10:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Fifa World Cup 2010
Replies: 600
Views: 36789

Re: Fifa World Cup 2010

Spain are going to destroy Switzerland. You heard it here first. Hmm, I'm not sure how to phrase this... so let's take a time machine back to the turn of the millennium and let Chandler Bing say it: "Could someone be more wrong?!" Hehe, that was a shock result but just goes to show you ca...
by cypherspace
Wed Jun 16, 2010 12:59 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Fifa World Cup 2010
Replies: 600
Views: 36789

Re: Fifa World Cup 2010

a_fuzzyduck wrote:
cypherspace wrote:
ian wrote:I'm not sure if 'you heard it here first' applies to the obvious...
IT DOES NOW
that a Kenneth Wolfstenholme reference? :D
...IT IS NOW

also SPAIN ARE CRAP AND ARE ACTUALLY GOING TO LOSE YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST
by cypherspace
Wed Jun 16, 2010 11:55 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Fifa World Cup 2010
Replies: 600
Views: 36789

Re: Fifa World Cup 2010

ian wrote:I'm not sure if 'you heard it here first' applies to the obvious...
IT DOES NOW
by cypherspace
Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Fifa World Cup 2010
Replies: 600
Views: 36789

Re: Fifa World Cup 2010

Spain are going to destroy Switzerland. You heard it here first. And the Brazil-North Korea game was excellent. Omerprime, not that I want to take any of your enjoyment from the game, but I presume you don't watch football that much? :) The first goal was a mis-hit cross and was really, really unluc...
by cypherspace
Tue Jun 08, 2010 11:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20859
Views: 2133401

Re: Postify your facerity

Argency: You appear to be a parrot. Please correct this.
by cypherspace
Fri Jun 04, 2010 1:05 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Online sarcasm detector unveiled
Replies: 16
Views: 2119

Re: Online sarcasm detector unveiled

This is amazing. Really. Seriously. I don't think there's any way I can type this that doesn't sound sarcastic. But really, it is. No, I mean it.
by cypherspace
Thu May 27, 2010 7:16 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Red Dead Redemption
Replies: 61
Views: 6046

Re: Red Dead Redemption

Things That Make RDR Even Better:

Listening to Western Film Theme collections while playing.

Save the Mexicans while listening to The Magnificent Seven theme tune. Have a duel while The Good, The Bad And The Ugly whistles on. It's awesome.
by cypherspace
Thu May 20, 2010 10:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Craig Venter creates synthetic life form
Replies: 34
Views: 3512

Re: Craig Venter creates synthetic life form

The synthetic genome described in this paper has only limited modifications from the naturally occurring M. mycoides genome. The fact that there is 'watermark' sequences embedded in noncoding parts of the genome is not creating life from scratch. What they have done, having watched an interview wit...
by cypherspace
Thu May 20, 2010 7:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Craig Venter creates synthetic life form
Replies: 34
Views: 3512

Re: Craig Venter creates synthetic life form

My reaction can only be summed up as so.

Holy. Fucking. Shit. This is the future.
by cypherspace
Wed May 19, 2010 2:03 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Jimi Hendrix
Replies: 16
Views: 2774

Re: Jimi Hendrix

Jack White's solos are, as far as I know, prepared in the studio and stuff, pre-written, and he sits down with a guitar, a pencil, and a paper (or whatever) to say "okay, I want to evoke this emotion so I am going to do this on the guitar and use these effects" (*this is how it seems to m...
by cypherspace
Tue May 18, 2010 2:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89691
Views: 6004019

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Shush, Moo. Can't you see reading his post is a privilege?
by cypherspace
Tue May 18, 2010 10:42 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Jimi Hendrix
Replies: 16
Views: 2774

Re: Jimi Hendrix

Agreed. Hendrix sang with his guitar. Technically there are better players, but Jimi had a natural affinity with his instrument that just isn't matched by the likes of Page or Clapton. He treated it like a voice, just playing what he felt, knowing exactly where to go to get what he wanted out of the...
by cypherspace
Wed May 12, 2010 3:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: UK election- GREAT SCOTT, IS THAT AN ELEPHANT?
Replies: 514
Views: 29853

Re: UK election- GREAT SCOTT, IS THAT AN ELEPHANT?

Because for some reason you can be a cynical Tory-hater but when LibDems promise the earth you're supposed to follow them because "we're new" (repeat ad infinitum). I don't follow them because "they're new" you presumptuous, condescending ass. I thought many Tory policies were m...
by cypherspace
Wed May 12, 2010 2:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: UK election- GREAT SCOTT, IS THAT AN ELEPHANT?
Replies: 514
Views: 29853

Re: UK election- GREAT SCOTT, IS THAT AN ELEPHANT?

I don't care if I'm being naive or optimistic. There is nothing I can do to change these policies. Time will tell and I will judge then. Until then, what is the point in being cynical?
by cypherspace
Wed May 12, 2010 2:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: UK election- GREAT SCOTT, IS THAT AN ELEPHANT?
Replies: 514
Views: 29853

Re: UK election- GREAT SCOTT, IS THAT AN ELEPHANT?

There are certainly some people in the cabinet that I'd personally never let near an important decision, but the reported coalition policies appear to be a pretty good mix of the best Tory and Lib Dem proposals. Indeed. What else can you do? This is the coalition agreement and there's a lot of thin...
by cypherspace
Wed May 12, 2010 2:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: UK election- GREAT SCOTT, IS THAT AN ELEPHANT?
Replies: 514
Views: 29853

Re: UK election- GREAT SCOTT, IS THAT AN ELEPHANT?

Still don't care, still didn't like them, still glad they're going.

Theresa May is another matter, but I guess I've always been an optimist. I prefer to focus on the things I like about this (since it's happening and I can't change any of it) rather than the things I don't.
by cypherspace
Wed May 12, 2010 12:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: UK election- GREAT SCOTT, IS THAT AN ELEPHANT?
Replies: 514
Views: 29853

Re: UK election- GREAT SCOTT, IS THAT AN ELEPHANT?

Whoop whoop! Bye-bye ID cards! Next stop Digital Economy Bill and I might start feeling vaguely okay about this. EDIT: Had to lol at the current press conference. Cameron and Clegg standing alongside each other. Reporter to Cameron: "Do you regret, when asked what your favourite joke is, replyi...
by cypherspace
Tue May 04, 2010 1:30 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Unimpressive superpowers
Replies: 256
Views: 18322

Re: Unimpressive superpowers

The ability to make your hair grow twice as fast as usual. The ability to create a door within a door, but only if the first door is unlocked. The ability to use a remote control without pressing the buttons, but only if you're holding it. The ability to make extension cables up to 1.05 times longer...
by cypherspace
Thu Apr 29, 2010 1:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: UK Immigration (split from UK Elections)
Replies: 21
Views: 1300

Re: UK election- GREAT SCOTT, IS THAT AN ELEPHANT?

SlyReaper wrote:What would happen if there was ever a political scandal about water? Would we have to rename Watergate to Watergategate?
Bindun. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfze1k4jsp8
by cypherspace
Thu Apr 29, 2010 12:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: UK election- GREAT SCOTT, IS THAT AN ELEPHANT?
Replies: 514
Views: 29853

Re: UK election- GREAT SCOTT, IS THAT AN ELEPHANT?

Have we lost sight of the lessons from UKIP's science policies so soon, cypherspace? That's the policy of the party itself . Not of a lifelong Labour voter who's concerned about the NHS, education and protecting vulnerable people. I'm not saying there aren't bigots out there. I know there are. But ...
by cypherspace
Thu Apr 29, 2010 12:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: UK Immigration (split from UK Elections)
Replies: 21
Views: 1300

Re: UK election- GREAT SCOTT, IS THAT AN ELEPHANT?

Goldstein wrote:Why do you think disproving the validity of their views would change anything? It's common sense!
Immediately you dismiss them as not worth addressing. Thanks for proving my point.
by cypherspace
Thu Apr 29, 2010 11:33 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: UK Immigration (split from UK Elections)
Replies: 21
Views: 1300

Re: UK election- GREAT SCOTT, IS THAT AN ELEPHANT?

Ok, I see what you're saying, that makes sense. Like the SlyReaper, I love places with lots of different kinds of people living together (as do you, I know), so I'd have to be convinced that this influx of EU immigrants *are* bringing health and education to a standstill. Nobody has ever presented ...

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