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by Quercus
Sat Nov 19, 2016 12:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20854
Views: 2052576

Re: Post your boat race.

Was visible yesterday for me, but not today. Weird... edit: Oh, new version is visible... didn't turn the page before
by Quercus
Mon Nov 14, 2016 8:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13116
Views: 1100072

Re: Today I Learned

This weekend Sableagle learned that the first snow of the winter having already come and settled and taken over 24 hours to melt does not preclude ice-cream vans from attempting to do business in this town on Remembrance Sunday. Remembrance Sundae, maybe? I'd buy some - I'm one of those weirdos who...
by Quercus
Sun Nov 06, 2016 10:08 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 6859
Views: 443446

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Yes, a copper spiral pendant I wear as a pantheist symbol.

Something made of (at least partly) lead?
by Quercus
Sun Nov 06, 2016 10:04 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4015
Views: 619720

Re: Today I Made:

Coconut curry ramen. The best bit was the mushrooms sautéed in toasted sesame oil, soy sauce and maple syrup. I've got to do that again!
by Quercus
Sun Nov 06, 2016 9:44 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8159
Views: 992000

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Oh, that really sucks. Lots of *hugs* if you want them. If you ever want someone to talk to feel free to PM me - I'm genderqueer and have a diagnosed anxiety disorder, so solidarity.
by Quercus
Tue Oct 25, 2016 2:03 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25371
Views: 1525446

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted. A tank truck arrives and pumps your home full of chipotle tabasco sauce.

I wish the esc key on my keyboard would start working again.
by Quercus
Wed Oct 19, 2016 1:51 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 6859
Views: 443446

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Does climbing chalk count? (magnesium rather than calcium carbonate), if so, probably yes, depending how quickly I can run to the cupboard in our bedroom that houses our climbing gear

A piece of sports equipment
by Quercus
Wed Oct 12, 2016 1:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89647
Views: 5625778

Re: Random natterings

by Quercus
Wed Oct 05, 2016 5:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1099
Views: 85846

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

When it came to all the comments on the BBC website, it was all people bitching about how they would walk down London and wouldn't understand what was said. Rivers of blood and dogwhistles galore. But while a lot of it was against the Polish and other Eastern Europeans, the bulk was against the Mus...
by Quercus
Wed Sep 28, 2016 1:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8159
Views: 992000

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Nowadays the diff between bi and pan seems to be more along the lines of bi = attracted to 2+ genders, but possibly in different ways and pan = attracted regardless of gender, i.e. to all genders in the same way. I was worried at first if continuing to use bi discriminates against nb people, but by...
by Quercus
Wed Sep 21, 2016 4:36 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4015
Views: 619720

Re: Today I Made:

I've been making a batch "hummus" about once a week lately. I say "hummus" and not hummus cause it ain't actually hummus. Well, I don't really know how to define hummus, but I'm fairly sure I'm cheating. Ingredients: Chickpeas Tahini Lime juice Chipotle Pepper/curry/cummin/papri...
by Quercus
Sun Sep 18, 2016 7:16 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4015
Views: 619720

Re: Today I Made:

On Friday i made a litre of sundried tomato hummus, a litre of spinach and lemon hummus and about 50 butternut squash felafel for a vegan potluck. My partner made vegan (and gluten free) chocolate and hazelnut cake.
by Quercus
Fri Sep 16, 2016 6:47 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89647
Views: 5625778

Re: Random natterings

[bibliography][/bibliography]
Magnanimous wrote:Keeping samples of the smallpox virus is the epidemiological equivalent of a hunter mounting the head of a moose they shot on their wall.


With extinct viruses these days you could probably just keep the sequence and synthesise them if they're ever needed.
by Quercus
Wed Sep 07, 2016 1:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28243
Views: 2283295

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

You can hope the university encrypts your old passwords with the current one, so they're not there in plain text all the time, while the server can check for similarities when you change your password. But who would ever write such an intricate and complex process? That's actually a possibility - I...
by Quercus
Wed Sep 07, 2016 1:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28243
Views: 2283295

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

and i'm sure they don't define "similar", leaving it to trial and error instead. Indeed. I tend to just generate random 8 character passwords with my password manager until one meets all the requirements, then try it. I've had a couple rejected, but it's still by far the quickest and leas...
by Quercus
Wed Sep 07, 2016 11:53 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28243
Views: 2283295

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

EA needs to get their game together Your password must be 8 - 16 characters, and include at least one lowercase letter, one uppercase letter, and a number As if the 16 character limit isn't worse enough, it also rejects the most basic non-alphanumeric characters. :shock: My university requires 8 ch...
by Quercus
Fri Aug 26, 2016 8:39 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Your video game ideas
Replies: 65
Views: 15653

Re: Your video game ideas

Koa wrote:Battle Psychologists.


I rather like the sound of a military role of Psychologist-at-arms (blatantly ripped off from the role of Programmer-at-arms that featured in Vernor Vinge's space opera A Fire Upon the Deep)
by Quercus
Mon Aug 01, 2016 10:12 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4015
Views: 619720

Re: Today I Made:

Dairy free raspberry breakfast shake. Handful frozen raspberries, one banana, dollop of soya yogurt, couple of spoonfuls of milled flaxseed (doing an experiment to see if upping my omega 3 intake improves my ADD symptoms), enough iced green tea to achieve a drinkable texture and blend. Really, reall...
by Quercus
Tue Jul 26, 2016 10:26 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25371
Views: 1525446

Quercus

Richard Boekend, your wish is granted.

I wish my Bluetooth headphones didn't need charging
by Quercus
Fri Jul 22, 2016 3:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89647
Views: 5625778

Re: Random natterings

Just a note - there are things in the Dominican Republic (and presumably other Caribbean islands which are called lemons, but are green, much sweeter than (US) lemons, and are in most ways more like limes. There are limes down there too - but they are not the same. So, maybe your relativistic theor...
by Quercus
Thu Jul 21, 2016 4:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8159
Views: 992000

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Thanks for your responses Monika, eSOANEM and CelticNot, it's comforting to know that others have experiences of a similar/related nature. In other good news I seem to be continuing my streak of good luck with clothing... just doubled my femme clothing collection in a sale at Joy. Got a top, a skirt...
by Quercus
Mon Jul 18, 2016 8:34 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25371
Views: 1525446

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted. Here's 100 terajoules of thermal energy . I hope you have somewhere to store that safely...

I wish my house had air conditioning
by Quercus
Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8159
Views: 992000

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

I had a realisation recently about my bisexuality. I'm attracted to men , but really turned off by (most aspects of) masculinity , and I think that's why I didn't realise I was bisexual until recently - because I hadn't really separated the two before then. Probably explains why I'm attracted more o...
by Quercus
Fri Jul 08, 2016 5:09 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25371
Views: 1525446

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted, both of them. Neil: you can fly, but you are compelled to fly Quizatzhaderac wherever they want to go, and you can only fly while carrying them. Quizatzhaderac: you have infinity airline miles with Neil airlines. Neil flies at 50km/h, has a maximum altitude of 100ft, and you have to travel ...
by Quercus
Fri Jul 08, 2016 11:02 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25371
Views: 1525446

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted. You can sleep for a maximum of two hours (cumulative) during the remainder of your life.

I wish my hayfever would go away
by Quercus
Wed Jun 29, 2016 5:25 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25371
Views: 1525446

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

I wish for the power of temporal editing (crop, clip, resize, rewind, fast forward, closed captioning, etc.) Granted. The system you use for putting the captions in is hacked by spammers, and poorly spelled advertisements for sexual enhancements bury the entirety of time and space. I wish eating la...
by Quercus
Sat Jun 25, 2016 7:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1099
Views: 85846

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, Cameron to resign by October]

I'm getting a "I don't really like Democracy" vibe here. I don't really like democracy. At least the sort of democracy exemplified by referenda. Never have done, so it's not just bitterness about the results of this one. As far as I can see it voting is a bloody good way of getting a chan...
by Quercus
Fri Jun 24, 2016 9:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1099
Views: 85846

Re: British EU referendum in June

71% of leavers think 'the internet' is a force for ill(!) I think that's the generational discrepancy showing again... No, 71% of people who think the Internet is a force for ill voted "leave". Yeah. That chart's terrible. It gives inflated prominence to views only held by a small minorit...
by Quercus
Fri Jun 24, 2016 3:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1099
Views: 85846

Re: British EU referendum in June

And its okay that you have your opinion that the numbers will work out in the way that you suppose. They might work out differently. Its impossible to guess at how the future will be negotiated between the EU and the UK. It's not 'impossible to guess'. I'd stake my life on the UK not getting as goo...
by Quercus
Thu Jun 23, 2016 9:00 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89647
Views: 5625778

Re: Random natterings

Angua wrote:Awesome! Have you ever tried out the caveman version? Can't remember exact name but it's pretty good.

I never have, I'll try it out if I can find it in any of the London board game bars/cafes
by Quercus
Wed Jun 22, 2016 7:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89647
Views: 5625778

Re: Random natterings

My Carcassonne Big Box arrived today. I'm super excited! So many lovely expansions! (I've only played the base game before, and that's my favourite game ever) That is a good game. You got the Atlanteans? I can't find any reference to that in Carcassonne - it's an expansion for Imperial Settlers tho...
by Quercus
Tue Jun 21, 2016 3:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89647
Views: 5625778

Re: Random natterings

My Carcassonne Big Box arrived today. I'm super excited! So many lovely expansions! (I've only played the base game before, and that's my favourite game ever)
by Quercus
Tue Jun 21, 2016 2:53 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 1987
Views: 238775

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

and how Yara so quickly accepted a total change of lifestyle for her people. I suspect she might have already seen the writing on the wall for that one. Reaving's a little tricky if a dragon comes round and torches all your ships every time you do it (which would probably be Dany's approach to deal...
by Quercus
Mon Jun 20, 2016 8:51 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 1987
Views: 238775

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

and while the plot-armor of the heroes was extremely thick I interpreted that more as "divine protection armour" from the red god. I actually admire the inclusion of multiple differently aligned gods, most of whom have some degree of demonstrated power* from that perspective, as it allows...
by Quercus
Sat Jun 18, 2016 12:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28243
Views: 2283295

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

I feel that someone should hack that so it just displays a dialog box with the message "<3 You're Beautiful <3"
by Quercus
Tue Jun 14, 2016 10:53 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4015
Views: 619720

Re: Today I Made:

Myth. The red came from the way the cocoa powder reacted with the other ingredients. These days the cocoa is processed differently and doesn't anymore. Beets were a later addition to make it red again. These days you can use beets or red food colouring. And I do not at all find it to be "weak ...
by Quercus
Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:09 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4015
Views: 619720

Re: Today I Made:

I remember being all excited about red velvet cake when I first heard the name, thought it would contain something wonderful like raspberries or redcurrents or something... nope, turns out it's just chocolate cake made slightly less good then dyed red for some obscure reason :/
by Quercus
Tue Jun 07, 2016 10:32 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4015
Views: 619720

Re: Today I Made:

Today I made egg-free chickpea juice based mayo (recipe from serious eats ), which is amazing! Very slightly different texture to standard mayo, but not any less nice, just different. I'm so happy that I can make decent mayo without eggs, as homemade mayo was the only thing I was still buying eggs f...
by Quercus
Sun May 08, 2016 5:44 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: What is the avatar above you saying?
Replies: 224
Views: 11982

Re: What is the avatar above you saying?

*Ignore this, weird loading issue meant last post didn't load*
by Quercus
Tue Apr 19, 2016 4:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Origami and Mental Illness
Replies: 7
Views: 3449

Re: Origami and Mental Illness

That's beautiful work Cleverbeans, thanks for sharing it. It's interesting... I also have a GAD diagnosis, and independently hit on origami to manage my anxiety, I find it works very well for me. I'm folding a lot of butterflies just at the moment.

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