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by thomas
Mon Apr 09, 2007 9:28 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: 3 letters in a word
Replies: 1795
Views: 278351

metalsmith, or toolsmith.


thp please!
by thomas
Mon Apr 09, 2007 9:24 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: A Text Adventure
Replies: 164
Views: 23958

>eat corpse of grue.

You become woozy. Suddenly, you vomit. Six bleens coalesce from out of the pile of sticky goop you upchucked. What would you like to do?
by thomas
Mon Apr 09, 2007 9:21 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Five Word Story
Replies: 213
Views: 41089

Seven syllables in row
In this fora thread.
This is start of new era.

Next person start a new one?
by thomas
Sat Apr 07, 2007 10:20 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: A Text Adventure
Replies: 164
Views: 23958

>put clothes back on.

You are now, again, clothed. Why you took them off in the first place, nobody knows.
by thomas
Sat Apr 07, 2007 10:16 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Five Word Story
Replies: 213
Views: 41089

Once upon a time, Bob ran out of waffle batter but didn't care because he was going to read xkcd. Which seemed like a good idea until he remembered today was his girlfriend's mother's birthday. Bob swore, panicked, and ran into a large brick wall. His last thought before he hit the wall wasn't that ...
by thomas
Fri Apr 06, 2007 1:47 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: A Text Adventure
Replies: 164
Views: 23958

>Approach bronze worker. Ask bronze worker "Who is that lurking behind the wall?". The bronze worker turns and looks, and despite the man obviously being there, declaims any knowledge of him. The bronze worker claims he sees nobody. > {edit} Hyperion beat me again. I can't be bothered to e...
by thomas
Fri Apr 06, 2007 1:43 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Five Word Story
Replies: 213
Views: 41089

Once upon a time, Bob ran out of waffle batter but didn't care because he was going to read xkcd. Which seemed like a good idea until he remembered today was his girlfriend's mother's birthday. Bob swore, panicked, and ran into a large brick wall. His last thought before he hit the wall wasn't that ...
by thomas
Thu Apr 05, 2007 2:54 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: 3 letters in a word
Replies: 1795
Views: 278351

software!

HRMMMM i don't know what letters to do.

oea
by thomas
Thu Apr 05, 2007 2:53 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Is this a question?
Replies: 41
Views: 8469

I think it depends entirely on how syntactic vs semantic/pragmatic your definition of question is. If you want to do something like assimilate questions to interrogatives, then the answer is yes. But if you want questions to be something like queries, that intend on eliciting information, then the f...
by thomas
Thu Apr 05, 2007 2:27 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: 3 letters in a word
Replies: 1795
Views: 278351

tazer

pti

<edit> shit, taser is spelled with an s. metazoan, then. or my fave of the few i thought of - "mu'tazilite." they were early medieval islamic philosophers who, amongst other things, rejected predestination and were instrumental in the origination of kalam philosophy.
by thomas
Wed Apr 04, 2007 7:00 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: 3 letters in a word
Replies: 1795
Views: 278351

camouflage.

joq

{edit} this was skipped before. I've got one, it isn't impossible!
by thomas
Wed Mar 14, 2007 8:35 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: 3 letters in a word
Replies: 1795
Views: 278351

Rey wrote:jumped the gun

banishment

kso


That's bloody impossible. I had to cheat, and I still hadn't heard of the word when I found it. I say it still stands. Maybe we even have a WINRAR.


Edit: WTF is a fishmate? 0_0
by thomas
Wed Mar 14, 2007 8:32 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: An unusual resolution of the liar's paradox.
Replies: 27
Views: 17149

I'm really quite unsure what a "logical value" is... As far as I can tell, it's either a value assignment to a proposition (or something thereabouts), or some kind of abstract object (perhaps the state of affairs of the property truth inhering in something). Either way, it just doesn't see...
by thomas
Mon Mar 12, 2007 1:20 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: 3 letters in a word
Replies: 1795
Views: 278351

I'm sorry that my "fx" has beaten everyone... From the OED, we have FX and SFX. These mean "special effects" or "sound effects" respectively. Not abbreviations - nb not "part of a word standing in for the whole". No x is present in either "special effects...
by thomas
Mon Mar 12, 2007 1:13 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Chances of aliens finding us in an infinite universe
Replies: 86
Views: 23099

My claim is simple: if you want a probability theory that lets you talk about things with probability zero that "can happen" and others that "are impossible", you need a new probability theory other than the classical one. There probably are some -- go find'm! This just isn't th...
by thomas
Sat Mar 10, 2007 2:01 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Chances of aliens finding us in an infinite universe
Replies: 86
Views: 23099

Yakk, you are right on one count (the less important one). My induction does not work. Twas a dumb error, but still. Thanks gmalivuk + jestingrabbit, that's what I'm trying to say. In so far as ANY infinite sequence of heads or tails at all has probability 0, and in so far as you believe an infinite...
by thomas
Sat Mar 10, 2007 1:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: By popular demand: Post your face!
Replies: 3963
Views: 606880

More colours. I did a crapassload more - bright green mohawk, green liberty spikes, red liberty spikes, black bihawk, red and blonde striped spikes, regular hair style in green, blue, red, orange, purple, pink, pink and green spots, pinkish trihawk... so many colours. I only have a few pictures thou...
by thomas
Fri Mar 09, 2007 1:55 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Chances of aliens finding us in an infinite universe
Replies: 86
Views: 23099

I dunno, you all seem to be assuming that there is an infinite amount of life because the universe is infinite. With an infinite universe, probability states that no matter how improbable an event is, it will occur somewhere in the universe. Also, because of this, these events will happen an infini...
by thomas
Fri Mar 09, 2007 1:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: By popular demand: Post your face!
Replies: 3963
Views: 606880

VSM, I like your hair unkempt. <edit> for great justice, some pictures of me. I'm doing links, cos I'm gonna post like seven million. http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y85/tomgadd/n505635720_87041_7269.jpg http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y85/tomgadd/n6715620_31177244_1796.jpg http://i3.photobucket.c...
by thomas
Fri Mar 09, 2007 1:22 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9561
Views: 1164549

Haha, fitting in is good. My current listening doesn't fit in too well though - I'm listening to black metal, haha. I guess it might be called blackened heavy metal or something actually, but still. It's totally metals.

I - Between Two Worlds (best metal album ever!)
by thomas
Fri Mar 09, 2007 1:20 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9561
Views: 1164549

Cursive are pretty hawt. Icebreakers was an awesome single, but Ugly Organ is my fave. Art is Hard is just such a rad song. Although as far as Saddle Creek bands go, I like The Faint and Two Gallants a whole lot more than Cursive. I mean Cursive are great and all, but those two just transcend. I've ...
by thomas
Fri Mar 09, 2007 1:05 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9561
Views: 1164549

Econoline Crush - Affliction After this: The Hush Sound - We Intertwined I'm disappointed by the world. Nobody really seems to know who Econoline Crush is. :( I dunno about EC - a little too dodgy industrial for me. Now Kasabian, those dude's rock. And The Hush Sound are pretty good too. Although i...
by thomas
Fri Mar 09, 2007 1:00 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: 3 letters in a word
Replies: 1795
Views: 278351

Acid. uaz guazu and guazuti are both types of African deer. now, back to my previous, ignored, offering: fx. If people want to deny that guazu and guazuti are proper solutions to this problem, see the rules here: 1) Must be a real word (preferably from the English language, or a common loan word.) ...
by thomas
Fri Mar 09, 2007 12:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Ever derived something on your own, only to find out that...
Replies: 48
Views: 8054

Telling me to build a machine is sort of like telling a unicorn with no legs to run around a room. I'm just not suited to that. I see how the two can be related in a practical sense, yeah. But the book is aimed, primarily, at philosophers with an interest in logic, and to be honest, I think the comp...
by thomas
Thu Mar 08, 2007 12:36 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: 3 letters in a word
Replies: 1795
Views: 278351

raskolnikov

names are words! (a word is a string of characters between whitespace, imho)

all-night perhaps? bending of rules and all...

fx


\edit added "all-night and comment"
by thomas
Thu Mar 08, 2007 12:21 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9561
Views: 1164549

Emerson String Quartet playing Bach's Art of Fugue. Next CD in the stack is a Pelican album, then Manowar's classic Battle Hymns. By then I hope I am done studying and off this new addiction.
by thomas
Thu Mar 08, 2007 12:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Ever derived something on your own, only to find out that...
Replies: 48
Views: 8054

About a year ago I was working through a book on mathematical logic, and computability theory. After working through the proof of Craig's Interpolation theorem, I thought back to the proof the authors used of compactness, and then derived really quite quickly a result that looked pretty cool. I set ...
by thomas
Thu Mar 08, 2007 12:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRODUCTIONS THREAD
Replies: 3985
Views: 685631

Hi, new to the forums, and as per rules, posting here first. I was gonna post a bunch of crap about me here, but it felt too narcissistic, even for someone diagnosed with NPD, haha. (YOU LIKE THAT, I STILL SNUCK MYSELF IN) Now you'll never know if I am really a medical narcissist. That could all hav...

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