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by Cynwulf
Mon Dec 06, 2010 6:59 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Great Recommendation Thread (Movie, TV, Anime, Cartoon)
Replies: 317
Views: 179261

Re: I need a TV series recommendation

Based on what you like so far, I can recommend Farscape and Babylon 5. They are two of my favorite shows, on par with Firefly. SG-1, especially in the earlier seasons, is good too.
by Cynwulf
Mon Dec 06, 2010 4:37 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Mac won't recognize black cd
Replies: 10
Views: 2022

Re: Mac won't recognize black cd

I think I will give my friend a couple options to choose from, since he is doing the heavy lifting. Thanks for all the help everyone! I will inform if it works/fails.
by Cynwulf
Sun Dec 05, 2010 6:30 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Mac won't recognize black cd
Replies: 10
Views: 2022

Re: Mac won't recognize black cd

This here? I think I will have my friend rip the songs to flac and then convert them myself. Again, I offer my thanks.

And if any of you care in the slightest, the soundtrack is totally awesome. I'm listening to it with an old cd walkman ~______~
by Cynwulf
Sun Dec 05, 2010 6:14 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Ip Man
Replies: 6
Views: 2321

Re: Ip Man

I had the blu-ray version... the subtitles translate what the dubs don't. I made a note to get a physical disc from Netflix (I watched the dubbed version on the Instant Queue) so I can watch it subtitled. If there is at least partial subtitles with the dub that is enough to make me happy. Try to im...
by Cynwulf
Sun Dec 05, 2010 5:57 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Mac won't recognize black cd
Replies: 10
Views: 2022

Re: Mac won't recognize black cd

Thanks. Command line is ok. Not ideal, but beggars can't be choosers. I heard rumblings concerning LAME encoding/quality problems a few years back, anything to worry about?
by Cynwulf
Sun Dec 05, 2010 6:47 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Ip Man
Replies: 6
Views: 2321

Re: Ip Man

Great, great movie. The sequel is already out (in China) and so fans can look forward to seeing more of Donnie Yen being awesome. I will certainly watch the sequel when it is brought over. The one complaint concerning the Netflix version is that it is a dubbed version, and the dub is crap. The voice...
by Cynwulf
Sun Dec 05, 2010 6:12 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Mac won't recognize black cd
Replies: 10
Views: 2022

Re: Mac won't recognize black cd

I suppose that could work. I will have to research to see if I can convert ogg/floc to mp3 on a Mac. I'm not fond of converting a lossy to another lossy. I prefer mp3 just because it tends to be compatible with all music players.

Anyone have any converter recommendations? :P
by Cynwulf
Sun Dec 05, 2010 2:25 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Mac won't recognize black cd
Replies: 10
Views: 2022

Mac won't recognize black cd

I just received my order of an OST and it is pressed on a black cd . I was eager to listen to it; unfortunately, my Macbook won't recognize it and just spits out the disc. The disc is readable, it plays fine in my car. Evidently, Macs have problems recognizing black discs. Google-fu has not provided...
by Cynwulf
Mon Nov 22, 2010 6:08 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Macbook Wifi Antenna
Replies: 3
Views: 1744

Re: Macbook Wifi Antenna

The antennas are little wires attached to the wireless card, buried deep in the guts of your Mac. Scroll down to steps 6 through 8 and take a look. The antennas can't be the case/unibody because of grounding issues that would cause interference (eg, the iPhone 4 antenna problem). May I ask why you w...
by Cynwulf
Fri Nov 19, 2010 6:49 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: sony 50xbr800 bulb problem?
Replies: 2
Views: 897

Re: sony 50xbr800 bulb problem?

It is difficult to tell whether it is only a bulb issue; it also sounds like it could be an electronic issue. Maybe the TV has a circuit that tells it to shut down because it senses the bulb is crapping out, or maybe it is overheating and shutting down. Without knowing how that specific TV operates,...
by Cynwulf
Tue Nov 09, 2010 7:10 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3031198

Re: Postify your facerity

You pull it off well. At least I didn't see an emover and guyliner.
by Cynwulf
Tue Nov 09, 2010 7:02 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Normally-open thermostat control
Replies: 4
Views: 4430

Re: Normally-open thermostat control

Most thermostats (again, in the US) use low voltage (<30 VAC, ~24 VAC) for controlling the heater/air conditioner. Most of these just trigger a smallish relay, so you don't need normal line voltage. 9 VAC sounds kinda low, but maybe that is all it needs. Or it is old. Or weird. Who cares, as long as...
by Cynwulf
Mon Nov 08, 2010 7:26 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Normally-open thermostat control
Replies: 4
Views: 4430

Re: Normally-open thermostat control

Normally open for a heater? That does sound weird. I think Canada has similar wiring standards to the US. With two wires, odds are your thermostat is a simple SPST. A simple fix is to find a thermostat used for a fan (for cooling, not heating!). This will be a SPST but normally open instead of norma...
by Cynwulf
Sun Nov 07, 2010 6:12 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Dubsteppin'
Replies: 98
Views: 47596

Re: Dubsteppin'

I love dubstep. I don't love that I can't find any on this side of the pond. Bastards.

I see yours and raise you: M'Black - Heartbreak (Bare Noize remix) (my favorite dubstep choon)
by Cynwulf
Sun Nov 07, 2010 5:49 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Rust/Corrosion - Need some help
Replies: 8
Views: 1527

Re: Rust/Corrosion - Need some help

I'm not good with chemistry, but I know materials and metals decently well. It may be that the solution had a low dissolved oxygen content because it is stagnant. Try reproducing your corrosion experiment, but have two solutions. Use one as a control, and do nothing different. As for the duplicate, ...
by Cynwulf
Sat Nov 06, 2010 5:48 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: How feasible is "living metal?"
Replies: 12
Views: 1757

Re: How feasible is "living metal?"

Yeah, that's a good one. I forgot* about shape-memory alloys. Do we have any that shange shape and back under the influence of a low-intensity magnetic field? All the one's I've heard of work based on heat; either from an external source or by resistive heating. All the shape-memory alloys I've see...
by Cynwulf
Fri Nov 05, 2010 4:31 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: How feasible is "living metal?"
Replies: 12
Views: 1757

Re: How feasible is "living metal?"

Well considering this is materials science that is on par with room-temperature superconduction and strong AI, anything crazy is possible. Nanotechnology is obviously the way to go here, but that doesn't necessarily only mean nanites/nanomachines. Perhaps a new class of metals that combines the best...
by Cynwulf
Fri Nov 05, 2010 3:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Halloween!
Replies: 288
Views: 27482

Re: Halloween!

Rest assured, they are both quite awesome.
by Cynwulf
Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3530110

Re: Rant Thread (to balance Awesome Thread)

SecondTalon wrote:Because Penny is a cat. That's what cats do.

Different activity, same outcome.
by Cynwulf
Wed Nov 03, 2010 7:08 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8248
Views: 1474587

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQ Thread - Queer Support!

Wisconsin went red. Walker for governor and Johnson for senator. Feingold got a 90% from HRC. Johnson opposes gay marriage. I hate this state. :cry: Come to California. We are bankrupt, fiscally and otherwise, and welcome all fresh meat newbies! In fact, we went blue in the election. Retained Senat...
by Cynwulf
Thu Oct 28, 2010 5:38 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Perfect Sphere
Replies: 49
Views: 6538

Re: Perfect Sphere

1. Resurrect Giotto. 2. Buy Giotto lunch and ask him to sculpt you a perfect sphere. 3. Compare Giotto-sphere to contender-sphere. 4. ??? 5. Profit. Since constructing an apparatus with perfect accuracy and precision is impossible, it would be impossible to determine whether a perfect sphere was in ...
by Cynwulf
Thu Oct 28, 2010 4:59 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Counterintuitive Mechanical Devices
Replies: 12
Views: 2405

Re: Counterintuitive Mechanical Devices

It isn't terribly counterintuitive, but I've found the Stirling engine to be one of the coolest (durp, no pun) heat engines that is given very little attention. It operates on such a low delta T that you can power one from nearly any tiny heat source, and so it could appear to be "powered by no...
by Cynwulf
Tue Oct 26, 2010 4:41 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Recomend me some chemicals to read about on wikipedia
Replies: 24
Views: 3127

Re: Recomend me some chemicals to read about on wikipedia

I'd never seen that dihydrogen monoxide thing before, thanks for sharing that. I should pull that on someone at some point.

I've always found PTFE (teflon) very interesting. Great properties, a colorful history, variety of uses.
by Cynwulf
Tue Oct 26, 2010 4:23 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Regarding Quarks
Replies: 15
Views: 1611

Re: Regarding Quarks

Beliefs sort of are unfalsifiable. And I'm not saying that I believe in a god - I'm simply saying that a deist God is more believable to me than a big, bearded man sitting on a cloud putting images of the Virgin Mary in toast.
by Cynwulf
Tue Oct 26, 2010 6:19 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: I like obscure rap/hiphop...do you?
Replies: 52
Views: 12328

Re: Great lesser known hip hop artists

Sage Francis. Rap that is closer to spoken word or poetry.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxFGI6ZkFDk

The Streets, aka Mike Skinner. From Brittania!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UGtlUMMkOU

That is more or less my "great lesser known" collection.
by Cynwulf
Tue Oct 26, 2010 5:38 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Regarding Quarks
Replies: 15
Views: 1611

Re: Regarding Quarks

Nothing much to add: your impressions are right, and BlackSails provided an elegantly simple response. It is certainly possible that something might exist beyond the quark, but it is complete speculation. I don't know if there is any theory to support that kind of conjecture. If your friend is tryin...
by Cynwulf
Mon Oct 25, 2010 6:16 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Vacuum Cleaner
Replies: 5
Views: 875

Re: Vacuum Cleaner

I second canned air. Make sure you don't spray refrigerant (the liquid in the can) all over what you are cleaning. The cold might damage it. If you do want to wash away the dust (be careful with this approach depending on finishes, decals, and stickers) a water solution with a dab of detergent, or a...
by Cynwulf
Sat Oct 23, 2010 6:40 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: N.C. Christian Flag Over Public Memorial Dispute
Replies: 159
Views: 14992

Re: N.C. Christian Flag Over Public Memorial Dispute

Jahoclave wrote:Well, as Eddie Izzard points out, "no flag, no country."

For posterity:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTduy7Qkvk8

Because if you haven't seen any of Izzard, you are missing out.
by Cynwulf
Fri Oct 22, 2010 6:16 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: N.C. Christian Flag Over Public Memorial Dispute
Replies: 159
Views: 14992

Re: N.C. Christian Flag Over Public Memorial Dispute

Wow. That is really awful. The Episcopalian flag is standard fare for a flag: not too shabby, but the Christian flag is sorta... craptastic. Vanilla, white bread, uncreative, uninspired stupid design. Bleh.
by Cynwulf
Fri Oct 22, 2010 5:49 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: N.C. Christian Flag Over Public Memorial Dispute
Replies: 159
Views: 14992

Re: N.C. Christian Flag Over Public Memorial Dispute

Does anyone have a picture of the Jeebus flag? I didn't see one. I'm curious what a Christian flag would look like. Unfortunately it seems that America's military is slowly being pressured into being "Christian warriors." Worrying incidents like the Trijicon Bible codes and the Christian c...
by Cynwulf
Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Rare Earth Mineral Embargo
Replies: 38
Views: 4008

Re: Rare Earth Mineral Embargo

Sorry for the double-post, forgot a few things: On the other hand, since manufacturers aren't fools, they may well have stockpiled enough minerals to last for some time. I'm not so sure. Aren't factories these days run on finely-tuned Just In Time systems? This is correct. I have experience in the ...
by Cynwulf
Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:41 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Are There Alien Civilizations?
Replies: 36
Views: 4896

Re: Are There Alien Civilizations?

That was mostly the answer I was hoping for. Thanks MS. And to clarify my point a little, I wasn't trying to suggest that intelligence/sentience is an ultimate evolutionary adaptation that makes humans superior to other forms of life. Quite the contrary, I acknowledge that many forms of life do quit...
by Cynwulf
Mon Oct 18, 2010 10:04 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Are There Alien Civilizations?
Replies: 36
Views: 4896

Re: Are There Alien Civilizations?

Judging by this cladogram (warning: ginormous): http://www.gavinrymill.com/dinosaurs/Cladogram/CladogramComplete.jpg Many lineages of dinosaur were, in fact, closer to birds than they were to each other. For example, everything in Saurischia shares a more recent common ancestor with birds than they...
by Cynwulf
Mon Oct 18, 2010 9:50 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: speed of gravity?
Replies: 44
Views: 8450

Re: speed of gravity?

Yeah, I did sort of flub that. But don't you think superluminal communication is possible, in a hazy sense? No quantum measurement results can be connected superluminally; however, can't we fudge what makes up a quantum measurement? It is a shame if there is a non-local reality that we, as humans, c...
by Cynwulf
Mon Oct 18, 2010 5:05 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: speed of gravity?
Replies: 44
Views: 8450

Re: speed of gravity?

No information propagates faster than light, and if anyone ever finds a mechanism to do it, and demonstrates it experimentally, I shall eat my hat and post pics to prove it. If I were a gamibling man I'd wager you are hedging your bets with a hat made of bacon. I agree with Aelfyre. EPR Paradox and...
by Cynwulf
Sun Oct 17, 2010 6:42 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Are There Alien Civilizations?
Replies: 36
Views: 4896

Re: Are There Alien Civilizations?

Perhaps. Point being, the old system of taxonomy isn't very useful, and I think that's what the poster was using. If we consider everything as closely related to humans as the maximum difference between any two "dinosaurs", we'd probably find our lineage had existed quite a bit longer tha...
by Cynwulf
Sun Oct 17, 2010 5:57 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Halo: Reach
Replies: 60
Views: 7719

Re: Halo: Reach

PS: If they dont do SOMETHING with how they ended Halo 3, masterchief entering cyro-sleep with cortana watching over him while a forerunner planet looms in the background I will go insane with rage. I want master chief back dammit. From what I hear through the grapevine, Bungie is completely done w...
by Cynwulf
Sat Oct 16, 2010 4:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: UCSB fizzix prof: "pseudoscientific fraud" of global warming
Replies: 95
Views: 7168

Re: UCSB fizzix prof: "pseudoscientific fraud" of global war

Wow, I'm at the point where I'm going to start repeating myself. If you haven't read my previous posts, please do. If you don't feel like scrolling, then please read my summary: 1. In the general case, I agree that open debate is fundamentally necessary to science. However, this specific case is sli...
by Cynwulf
Sat Oct 16, 2010 6:59 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: UCSB fizzix prof: "pseudoscientific fraud" of global warming
Replies: 95
Views: 7168

Re: UCSB fizzix prof: "pseudoscientific fraud" of global war

The Earth is not spherical. We've known that since 1687 (though obviously Newton's model has been superseded by more correct models, as he made several simplifications). This is not a quibble. That is you being wrong about something you call beyond question . That the Earth is spherical to first or...
by Cynwulf
Fri Oct 15, 2010 11:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: UCSB fizzix prof: "pseudoscientific fraud" of global warming
Replies: 95
Views: 7168

Re: UCSB fizzix prof: "pseudoscientific fraud" of global war

Although I have to agree with the Galileo thing. There is definitely a difference of magnitudes between the cases. I guess there is one thing we can agree on D: I have spoken to some professors, graduate students, engineers, and researchers who don't believe in global warming. Then there are those ...

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