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by speising
Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:51 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13712
Views: 1654297

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

addams wrote:Celibacy was...Protective


Yes. Protecting the churches wealth, by preventing any children or spouses to inherit from its (often wealthy) members.
by speising
Thu Dec 15, 2016 8:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1770: "UI Change"
Replies: 56
Views: 6354

Re: 1770: "UI Change"

And then there are configurations with more than one monitor and you don't have a "border" or "corner" to bump your cursor on there. You still have borders and corners of the overall desktop shape, even if it's spread across several monitors. Yes, but, one, the ways to travel be...
by speising
Thu Dec 15, 2016 5:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1770: "UI Change"
Replies: 56
Views: 6354

Re: 1770: "UI Change"

And then there are configurations with more than one monitor and you don't have a "border" or "corner" to bump your cursor on there.
by speising
Thu Dec 15, 2016 2:37 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: How to reason about the force, pressure or impulse to break something?
Replies: 12
Views: 3783

Re: How to reason about the force, pressure or impulse to break something?

When the stock is against your shoulder, the energy from the explosion travels through the stock at the speed of sound as a shock wave.. When the stock is not against your shoulder, the energy from the explosion accelerates the stock to a speed much less than the speed of sound. It's not about a sh...
by speising
Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89580
Views: 5265139

Re: Random natterings

You, sir, name? wrote:Some examples of swedish foxtrot: These guys are good A more representative example. It may come off as something only lovers would engage in, but it's quite casual and half the time you've never even met your dance partner before.

Reminds me of the embrace of tango argentino, which i'm into.
by speising
Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:47 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: How to reason about the force, pressure or impulse to break something?
Replies: 12
Views: 3783

Re: How to reason about the force, pressure or impulse to break something?

The proper way to fire a shotgun is to have the stock pressed right against your shoulder when you fire. If there is a gap between the two, the recoil of the shotgun can hurt your shoulder. Everything is identical in these two situations except the distance between the shotgun and you, so why are t...
by speising
Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1770: "UI Change"
Replies: 56
Views: 6354

1770: "UI Change"

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I know they said this change is permanent, but surely when they hear how much we're complaining someone will find a way to change things back.


Yeah, like hiding the "New Posts" link in a hamburger.
by speising
Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:37 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Dinosaur feathers and colours found in amber
Replies: 13
Views: 1899

Re: Dinosaur feathers and colours found in amber

it definitely belonged to a feathered dinosaur and not an ancient bird.

Hu? What's the difference?
by speising
Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1769: "Never seen Star Wars"
Replies: 85
Views: 6667

Re: 1769: "Never seen Star Wars"

'member star wars?
by speising
Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:58 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13712
Views: 1654297

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

Sableagle wrote:
(c^c)^(c^c)
Easy to write on a white-board. Hard to work out on your fingers.


= 1 (in sensible units)
by speising
Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:45 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Remote controller for itunes
Replies: 3
Views: 794

Re: Remote controller for itunes

A rc like that is a bit overkill, though. Ideally, it should fit in a pocket and have only a few easily discernable keys.
IR (line of sight) is possible, I guess.
by speising
Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:30 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Remote controller for itunes
Replies: 3
Views: 794

Remote controller for itunes

I'd like to purchase (as a gift) a remote to control itunes on a win notebook for my dancing instructor. Play/pause/ff/rew would probably suffice. She moves around the room a lot, so a radio based device would probably be best. Technical knowledge is rather rudimentary. I know there are mobile apps ...
by speising
Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:07 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0153: "Peptides" [removed]
Replies: 22
Views: 5935

Re: What-If 0153: "Peptides"

"What-is" 0153
by speising
Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1766: "Apple Spectrum"
Replies: 92
Views: 7041

Re: 1766: "Apple Spectrum"

this makes me sad that honeycrisps don't seem to be known here.
by speising
Fri Nov 25, 2016 5:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8546
Views: 1242882

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Monika wrote:It's ABAP.


„Allgemeiner Berichtsaufbereitungsprozessor“. Quintessentially german.
by speising
Fri Nov 25, 2016 5:49 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Does eating food measurably affect body temperature?
Replies: 7
Views: 1595

Re: Does eating food measurably affect body temperature?

An interesting and educational test might be the effect of various foods, ie. starchy vs. proteins on concentration/wakefulness in class etc.
by speising
Tue Nov 22, 2016 7:18 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: News in brief
Replies: 141
Views: 16600

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

Their unifprms looked more like those of red cross workers, so not that intimidating. I guss they still intimidated some people, though.
by speising
Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0252: "Escalators"
Replies: 101
Views: 22623

Re: 0252: "Escalators"

Another problem i notice when stepping on stationary escalators is simply the insecurity regarding the varying step heights at the beginning. You have to feel for the height of each step.
by speising
Tue Nov 15, 2016 6:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: wierd experance
Replies: 11
Views: 1890

Re: wierd experance

In the midst of last night's dreaming, I'm catching a bus, waiting for the right one, and suddenly I'm on a bus , without the act having boarded it, but it's the wrong one, going the wrong way and it is six days later . I know this. It seems to require me to work out how I timeslipped, yet people c...
by speising
Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:15 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Problem about free will
Replies: 126
Views: 10159

Re: Problem about free will

I can live with Webster's definitions I am not creating new terms and those are fairly well described. Since you were apparently too lazy: Full Definition of free will 1 : voluntary choice or decision <I do this of my own free will> 2 : freedom of humans to make choices that are not determined by p...
by speising
Sat Nov 12, 2016 12:26 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Problem about free will
Replies: 126
Views: 10159

Re: Problem about free will

"Besides, amoebas do seek food by moving around. But moving around is hardly evidence of free will." So what, if not their will, is making them move? Regards DL Instinct. Or chemistry. I think the core problem here is, as so often in philosophical discussions, one of definitions. Please, ...
by speising
Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:56 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Problem about free will
Replies: 126
Views: 10159

Re: Problem about free will

Actually, it is.
Pro-tip:
On the post-composition page, there are the previous posts of the thread visible below. You can click on the quote button on any of them to insert a quote in the post you are currently writing.
by speising
Fri Nov 11, 2016 3:30 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Problem about free will
Replies: 126
Views: 10159

Re: Problem about free will

A chatbot could start its next post with an "I". A sufficiently advanced one could do so even in response to your post. (instead of by chance)
Yet I refuse to believe it has free will.
by speising
Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:54 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13712
Views: 1654297

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

↶ I'm pretty sure this is the most random news article ever. Kidlington 'mystery tourists' baffle Oxfordshire village. Basically, bus groups of tourists are appearing and taken pictures of people's random houses. They are even the modern ones, rather than the oldey timey ones. Mystery solved . Hu. ...
by speising
Mon Oct 31, 2016 9:36 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: SATA performance with SSDs?
Replies: 5
Views: 1206

Re: SATA performance with SSDs?

One thing i can predict confidently: after you've tried an SSD, you'll never be comfortable with a clunky spinning platter anymore.
by speising
Thu Oct 20, 2016 7:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1748: "Future Archaeology"
Replies: 54
Views: 5050

Re: 1748: "Future Archaeology"

ah. and here i thought you were auto corrected from "babel fish".
by speising
Thu Oct 20, 2016 6:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1748: "Future Archaeology"
Replies: 54
Views: 5050

Re: 1748: "Future Archaeology"

Obviously the entity isn't speaking english and must be speaking some sort of hyper-advanced future language which is autonomous and translates itself as you hear it. What I experienced reading this has to be the technobabble equivalent of Soluble Fish . This was beautiful, sir or madam, beautiful ...
by speising
Tue Oct 18, 2016 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1747: "Spider Paleontology"
Replies: 43
Views: 4149

Re: 1747: "Spider Paleontology"

Also, not a great material to swing from buildings.
by speising
Mon Oct 17, 2016 5:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2519
Views: 270347

Re: The Darker Side of the News

If anybody really wants to know , French police have been stripping refugees and migrants of their shoes and forcing them to walk in bare feet to deter them from venturing outside the Calais Jungle. The claims, which also include allegations that police have been “confiscating” mobile phones ... Ob...
by speising
Sat Oct 15, 2016 1:15 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9656
Views: 1400925

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

You know what you should never, ever see in the official online documentation for an official part of the standard library for a major programming language? "For all the actual information you came here for, read the man pages and some guy's book." This should be a firing-squad offense. Y...
by speising
Mon Oct 10, 2016 7:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1743: "Coffee"
Replies: 77
Views: 7203

Re: 1743: "Coffee"

The Royal Society of Chemistry ought to know!
by speising
Mon Oct 10, 2016 7:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1741: "Work"
Replies: 53
Views: 6189

Re: 1741: "Work"

It was actually quite clever how the carton made a spout when you opened it correctly. Except when the glue is applied incorrectly or something, and instead of opening into a nice spout, the carton shreds into its individual layers, resulting in you having a carton that is neither recloseable nor p...
by speising
Mon Oct 10, 2016 5:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1744: "Metabolism"
Replies: 28
Views: 3324

Re: 1744: "Metabolism"

There are cultures where fishing is considered "lazy", as no husbandry is required. People are starving next to abundant seas because of pride.
by speising
Mon Oct 10, 2016 4:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1741: "Work"
Replies: 53
Views: 6189

Re: 1741: "Work"

NeatNit wrote:products like this

Bruha. I remember this actually. (Shows my age...) In all fairness, it wasn't the carton that was really at fault, but the idiotic way he tried to open it. It was actually quite clever how the carton made a spout when you opened it correctly.
by speising
Tue Oct 04, 2016 6:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"
Replies: 523
Views: 42090

Re: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"

It's new to me that there are temperature gerulated gas ovens. I thought they are only working at a set gas valve value.
by speising
Fri Sep 30, 2016 5:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2519
Views: 270347

Re: The Darker Side of the News

If it was a viable steategy, at least. But killing drug addicts doesn't solve anything. There'll just be new ones in no time.
If you want to eradicate drug addiction, you have to work at the causes, not the victims.
by speising
Fri Sep 30, 2016 12:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1740: "Rosetta"
Replies: 35
Views: 3579

Re: 1740: "Rosetta"

Rest in Pieces.
by speising
Fri Sep 30, 2016 11:40 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: What is the plural of computer mouse?
Replies: 12
Views: 3654

Re: What is the plural of computer mouse?

Ah, on second thoughts I probably haven't picked a very good parallel. "Would you like to buy this magic carpet?" "What's so good about it?" "It's magic!" Would it be natural to swap magic for Bluetooth in the last line? "Would you like to buy this Toyota car?&quo...
by speising
Fri Sep 30, 2016 8:06 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Why are some linguistic patterns irritating?
Replies: 59
Views: 5677

Re: Why are some linguistic patterns irritating?

floun-der [floun-der] verb (used without object) 1. to struggle with stumbling or plunging movements (usually followed by about, along, on, through, etc.): He saw the child floundering about in the water. 2. to struggle clumsily or helplessly: He floundered helplessly on the first day of his new jo...
by speising
Wed Sep 28, 2016 4:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"
Replies: 523
Views: 42090

Re: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"

Not really, you are drifting. That's what the keel is for, but it's not perfect.

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