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by eSOANEM
Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:11 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Logan
Replies: 38
Views: 1416

Re: Logan

Yeah, I'm not advocating a complete lack of English from them; just saying that for consistency's sake they probably ought to be using English and Spanish in a similar mix to that Laura was using early on/maybe midway through the film. I'm 99% sure it was done to save one of time or money on casting...
by eSOANEM
Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:15 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Logan
Replies: 38
Views: 1416

Re: Logan

Nah, this is a very different thing from the standard thing of just having people speaking a foreign language actually speak English with a foreign accent whilst throwing in a few words from that language; the issue here is the inconsistency. Tbh, I would have expected a lesser film to do with Laura...
by eSOANEM
Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:45 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Logan
Replies: 38
Views: 1416

Re: Logan

On the topic of language, the only real gripe I had (which was pretty minor) was that all the other kids only ever spoke English, even to each other when Logan wasn't there or was unconscious; it was only Laura who spoke Spanish but, if they'd all been raised by the Mexican nurses (but also ordered ...
by eSOANEM
Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:57 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Minimum population question
Replies: 50
Views: 10417

Re: Minimum population question

I read in a book called 1491 that the American Indians had built up a population far larger than anyone had suspected until recently, and that 90+ percent of them fell to European diseases without ever laying eyes on a white person. Supposedly the initial migration to the Americas was so small, and...
by eSOANEM
Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Random natterings
Replies: 89482
Views: 4878733

Re: Random natterings

I too remember that avatar. Greetings
by eSOANEM
Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:32 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: RELATIVITY QUESTIONS! (and other common queries)
Replies: 2813
Views: 492396

Re: RELATIVITY QUESTIONS! (and other common queries)

idk, the usual arguments seem to require some sort of horizon (be it an event horizon or an unruh one) but then I've never actually seen a proper QFT in curved space derivation of it
by eSOANEM
Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:30 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 55
Views: 1346

Re: Free Will

↶ Note that I'm talking about processes and not the universe as a whole. This process could be any subset of the universe and, assuming the universe is infinite (and so an observer is guaranteed access to more resources than exist in the subset), it is, in principle, possible for an observer to pre...
by eSOANEM
Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:01 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 55
Views: 1346

Re: Free Will

↶ An observer can, in principle, predict with certainty the outcome of a deterministic process. To prevent anyone from getting the wrong idea, I think it's worth pointing out that determinism does not imply predictability. For any observer inside of the deterministic process we call "universe&...
by eSOANEM
Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:27 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Modern movies to blow 50's directors' minds
Replies: 177
Views: 21188

Re: Modern movies to blow 50's directors' minds

I'm not going to let it die just yet because, even though I've not actually seen it and, whilst it might be mindblowing in a somewhat different way, Moonlight (with the introduction that it won 3 oscars including best picture and was nominated for another 5) would blow some minds.
by eSOANEM
Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:19 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 55
Views: 1346

Re: Free Will

I'm going to jump in and echo gmalivuk that free will requires some third path. An observer can, in principle, predict with certainty the outcome of a deterministic process. An observer can, in principle, predict with certainty the probability distribution of outcomes of a random process. An observe...
by eSOANEM
Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:45 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: What is the past tense of swing?
Replies: 22
Views: 2096

Re: What is the past tense of swing?

Yeah, the conventional distinction with hanged/hung is that the execution method uses "hanged" but everything else uses "hung". "the executioner hanged the criminal" "the pirate hanged" "the sign hung in the breeze" "the farmer hung the pheasant...
by eSOANEM
Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:40 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Language fleeting thoughts
Replies: 31
Views: 3475

Re: Language fleeting thoughts

↶ I used to do that all the time when I was learning Russian (I started age 16, have learnt Spanish as a second language at school since I was 5). I think at first your brain just goes 'foreign language, must respond'. My grandmother said when she moved to Bolivia and learnt Spanish, at first she w...
by eSOANEM
Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:01 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: How can we experminetly determine the acceleration due to gravity?
Replies: 20
Views: 827

Re: How can we experminetly determine the acceleration due to gravity?

For the record, one of my favourite practicals from the first year of my (physics) degree was measuring g to a precision of better than 1 part in 1000 using a pendulum (and a torsion pendulum as well for reasons I can't remember). We used the method of exact fractions to get the precision so high; I...
by eSOANEM
Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:23 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: How can we experminetly determine the acceleration due to gravity?
Replies: 20
Views: 827

Re: How can we experminetly determine the acceleration due to gravity?

It would also violate conservation of energy.

Like, you can calculate the acceleration of gravity from rolling cylinders but you need to take into account the rotational energy (as well as the linear kinetic enrgy).
by eSOANEM
Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:04 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8110
Views: 913433

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Yeah, glad your dad was on board even if the editors were shit
by eSOANEM
Fri Feb 24, 2017 5:49 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Miscellaneous language questions
Replies: 240
Views: 14000

Re: Miscellaneous language questions

Also, would those assembled here say it's odd to have a different voice in different languages? I find that my voice changes depending on which language I'm speaking, which others have commented on in the past but which seems unremarkable to me. What's your thoughts? My Spanish voice is definitely ...
by eSOANEM
Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:11 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 521
Views: 145997

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

↶ For me, the h in "herb" is always silent and the h in "Herbert" is always pronounced. As I understand it, in RP the opposite is typical. The stereotypical silent "h" in many English accents does not occur in RP. It's more associated with Cockney accents. Yeah. in RP ...
by eSOANEM
Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:08 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Miscellaneous language questions
Replies: 240
Views: 14000

Re: Miscellaneous language questions

↶ Yeah, Britons pronounce /j/ after /d/, /n/ and /t/ in "due", "new" and "tune", but I didn't think they pronounced /j/ after /l/ as in "lute" or "lieu". Maybe it varies whether they do or not. FTFY? On the previous point, never heard /skju:ba/ (fro...
by eSOANEM
Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:41 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 521
Views: 145997

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

RP definitely pronounces the h in Herbert (as well as in herb)
by eSOANEM
Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:23 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 521
Views: 145997

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

I'm an RP-speaking brit so I have the reverse: "herb", "herbivore", "an istorian" (but I'd probably go with "the historian"). I think hotel follows the same pattern as historian for me.
by eSOANEM
Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ANGRY NATTERINGS
Replies: 28220
Views: 2046118

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

If there's a significant amount of oil left on a pan I'll usually wipe it off with kitchen roll and put it in the bin. If it's not enough to wipe off I tend to just wash it up and it goes down the sink with a washing up bowl full of hot soapy water. I did have to unblock our sink here once though. I...
by eSOANEM
Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:01 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Miscellaneous language questions
Replies: 240
Views: 14000

Re: Miscellaneous language questions

How would you syllabify RP "marry"? Something I've read said that it can be syllabified as either [mæ.ɹi] or [mæɹ.i] considering that neither [mæ] nor [mæɹ] are permitted as monosyllabic words in RP. As someone whose dialect aligns with RP on this point, I'd go with [ˈmæ.ɹi]. Neither one ...
by eSOANEM
Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Explain College-level subjects in one sentence
Replies: 15
Views: 1010

Re: Explain College-level subjects in one sentence

Theoretical physics: this thing looks like a pendulum if I squint hard enough!

Like, everything comes back to the harmonic oscillator. I guess gr doesn't, but pretty much the rest of theoretical physics does.
by eSOANEM
Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Explain College-level subjects in one sentence
Replies: 15
Views: 1010

Re: Explain College-level subjects in one sentence

Idk, that definition of physics seems awful broad to me. It arguably includes a bunch of chemistry, ecology and economics as well. I'd go with "physics: the study of how a small number of things does or does not do what it does or does not do and of how lots of things sometimes behave like a sm...
by eSOANEM
Sun Feb 12, 2017 3:37 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 521
Views: 145997

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

I think I have wɪə̯l instead of wi:l making it homophonous with neither.
by eSOANEM
Sat Feb 11, 2017 3:55 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Miscellaneous language questions
Replies: 240
Views: 14000

Re: Miscellaneous language questions

↶ Yeah, typically, collective nouns are treated as singular in the US and plural in Britain. "The band are playing", "England are winning the match", etc. That's oversimplifying. The UK has both with a different nuance. The plural is the default, but if you want to emphasise tha...
by eSOANEM
Thu Feb 09, 2017 1:00 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Miscellaneous language questions
Replies: 240
Views: 14000

Re: Miscellaneous language questions

The royal mail officially recommended format for addresses includes just house number, street and post code (there are a small number of cases where a house number and post code isn't quite sufficient). Of course, people often include a county and city (often specifying a town or district within or ...
by eSOANEM
Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8110
Views: 913433

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

I've also heard of people taking t at low doses or for short periods. As a dmab person though, I've been wondering about the possibility of similar short term/low dose hrt but I think it's generally harder for people whose bodies produce lots of t naturally because even small amounts tend to dominat...
by eSOANEM
Sat Feb 04, 2017 1:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ANGRY NATTERINGS
Replies: 28220
Views: 2046118

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

If there's no HR, can you go to his manager instead?
by eSOANEM
Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:59 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ANGRY NATTERINGS
Replies: 28220
Views: 2046118

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

I'm fairly sure that's actually illegal in this country (I think it should come under hate speech). Going to HR is entirely appropriate and is definitely not escalating too far seeing as, legally, you'd be reasonable to go to the police.
by eSOANEM
Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:05 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Newton's shell theorem with negative mass
Replies: 12
Views: 896

Re: Newton's shell theorem with negative mass

It's a compound object though so it's not quite that simple. Both objects have +ve mass squared so are restricted to timelike paths (speeds below c) even though the total mass could be zero.
by eSOANEM
Wed Feb 01, 2017 1:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Random natterings
Replies: 89482
Views: 4878733

Re: Random natterings

↶ I don't know, as a brit, I've only ever heard bugger used to mean "penetrate anally". I suppose it could be used to mean bother but that'd be like "quit fucking me on this" and is just a standard dysphemism rather than a new sense. So you've never heard anyone say "bugger...
by eSOANEM
Wed Feb 01, 2017 1:40 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Newton's shell theorem with negative mass
Replies: 12
Views: 896

Re: Newton's shell theorem with negative mass

Nicias has the right of it (although the effect is tiny because the earth is so many times heavier than the other bodies).
by eSOANEM
Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:40 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Random natterings
Replies: 89482
Views: 4878733

Re: Random natterings

Yeah, "bugger off"/"sod off" are definitely perceived as softer than "fuck off" but the distinction between "bugger" and "fuck" is similar to "shit"/"crap" in the US I think where the two have the same meaning but one is "rud...
by eSOANEM
Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Random natterings
Replies: 89482
Views: 4878733

Re: Random natterings

I don't know, as a brit, I've only ever heard bugger used to mean "penetrate anally". I suppose it could be used to mean bother but that'd be like "quit fucking me on this" and is just a standard dysphemism rather than a new sense.
by eSOANEM
Sun Jan 29, 2017 3:57 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: People on Different Manifolds Interacting
Replies: 9
Views: 797

Re: People on Different Manifolds Interacting

If these bubbles are opaque and they live on their surfaces (i.e. not part of/displacing the surface but sort of lying on top of it), why would there be any interaction at all? Is there a difference between being on a manifold and being in a manifold? eSOANEM, can you explain that again. It is gett...
by eSOANEM
Sun Jan 29, 2017 3:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Random natterings
Replies: 89482
Views: 4878733

Re: Random natterings

Has anyone ever added anything besides milk into their tea? I know the red teas sometimes uses coconut milk, but has anyone tried heavy cream? Seems like a good way to get milk fat without diluting the tea. I always use half & half. There is no other way. They didn't seem to know what that was ...
by eSOANEM
Sat Jan 28, 2017 2:36 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: What is the past tense of swing?
Replies: 22
Views: 2096

Re: What is the past tense of swing?

I use swang and swung. Mozilla says that swang isn't a word though. OED says rarely used. I'm going to keep using swang though. I think I'd pretty much only say swung but swang doesn't sound completely wrong to me (although it does seem less wrong when used transitively "he swang the axe"...
by eSOANEM
Thu Jan 26, 2017 4:55 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Spaceship using Kepler's 2nd Law
Replies: 19
Views: 1213

Re: Spaceship using Kepler's 2nd Law

Tethered objects need not have the same velocity. In particular, the tether doesn't affect any velocity perpendicular to the tether; as you note, the tethered bodies will rotate about their centre of mass. ↶ Can you please remake your post? I am having some trouble understanding the equations. I'm u...
by eSOANEM
Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:11 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Spaceship using Kepler's 2nd Law
Replies: 19
Views: 1213

Re: Spaceship using Kepler's 2nd Law

jewish_scientist wrote:Can you please remake your post? I am having some trouble understanding the equations.


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