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by Crane
Mon Apr 25, 2016 7:11 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Time-compressed but non-FTL interstellar travel.
Replies: 13
Views: 5708

Re: Time-compressed but non-FTL interstellar travel.

I wasn't specifically trying to avoid a preferred reference frame (since at least that doesn't just immediately open the time-travel issue) but I have to admit I wasn't certain if what I had did actually amount to that. But yes, I can see that's basically what I have. Ah, well. Ce sont les étoiles.
by Crane
Sat Apr 23, 2016 7:12 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Time-compressed but non-FTL interstellar travel.
Replies: 13
Views: 5708

Re: Time-compressed but non-FTL interstellar travel.

No, time-travel message-passing is still possible. Person A starts at Earth at time 1, heads to Elswyr and arrives at time 6. Picks up a message from person B, an Elswyr native, then heads back to Earth, arriving at time 1+ε. Meanwhile, Person B is on Elswyr at time 1, heads to Earth and arrives at...
by Crane
Sat Apr 23, 2016 7:49 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Time-compressed but non-FTL interstellar travel.
Replies: 13
Views: 5708

Re: Time-compressed but non-FTL interstellar travel.

Ahhh, thank you. It sounds then like the really handwavy part is how M-space knows you're going "backwards" in time when you make your return voyage from Elswyr to Earth, so you come out back at 1NC (+layover time) rather than just having you emerge on Earth at 11NC. "Waffle-waffle Al...
by Crane
Fri Apr 22, 2016 2:22 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Time-compressed but non-FTL interstellar travel.
Replies: 13
Views: 5708

Time-compressed but non-FTL interstellar travel.

Okay, so I've been reading about the causality violation of FTL travel, and wondering if this would serve as a way around it within the context of fiction. We have a standard 4D spacetime. We have an additional dimension/set of dimensions which we'll call M-space. Any given position in 4D spacetime ...
by Crane
Fri Feb 27, 2015 10:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1492: "Dress color"
Replies: 362
Views: 52736

Re: 1492: "Dress color"

Christ what a debate. Just do this.

Spoiler:
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We've got a yellowy black, a brown, and two different shades of blue.
If you see any of those big blocks of colour as being the same as the white background, there's something seriously wrong.
by Crane
Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:33 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0065: "Twitter Timeline Height"
Replies: 99
Views: 20828

Re: What-If 0065: "Twitter Timeline Height"

Humans will go extinct someday. Suppose that, after this happens, aliens somehow revive all humans who have ever lived. They line us up in order of birth and number us from 1 to N. Then they divide us divide them into three groups—the first 5%, the middle 90%, and the last 5%: [... ] if for some re...
by Crane
Mon Sep 22, 2008 8:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0479: "Tones"
Replies: 239
Views: 36538

Re: "Tones" Discussion

My phone plays Phoenix Wright's ringtone. (Only because Edgeworth doesn't have one)
But I keep meaning to set it to make the Codec sound for incoming text messages.
by Crane
Wed Sep 10, 2008 7:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0474: "Turn-On"
Replies: 178
Views: 31171

Re: "Turn-On" Discussion

I didn't get ANY of them... at first. :oops: I looked at this thread, got as far as reading "It took me a second or two to get it," thought "What's to get?" then went "OH! Of course, quarks!" Then read on and found out I was right. Best thing I read regarding the LHC pa...
by Crane
Fri Aug 15, 2008 7:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0463: "Voting Machines"
Replies: 108
Views: 28591

Re: "Voting Machines" discussion

"Reassures you that he cares about student safety, which is why he always wears a condom while teaching", instead of the new version: "Reassures you that he always wears a condom while teaching."
by Crane
Wed Jun 25, 2008 12:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]
Replies: 2356
Views: 403882

Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

A scene from my neverending quest to make the most HollywoodOS desktop imaginable. http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/5681/cpdt2cb2.png The kanji on the desktop act as links to various folders. And yes, they actually have a meaning that's fairly close to the purpose of the folders they link to. Thou...
by Crane
Mon Jun 09, 2008 9:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0434: "xkcd Goes to the Airport"
Replies: 107
Views: 28895

Re: xkcd Goes to the Airport Discussion

This is quite possibly my favourite XKCD in AGES. Every panel a joke, every joke hilarious.

Oh, and a Kubotan is THIS:
Spoiler:
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by Crane
Fri Jun 06, 2008 9:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0433: "Journal 5"
Replies: 195
Views: 34715

Re: "Journal 5" Discussion

To breach this thrilling discussion of arrrrrchaic punctuation (Yes, that's right. PIRATES put two spaces after the final point in a sentance!), I thought this comic was made of win and awesome, and I sincerely hope we'll see more of BHM and BHG. Preferably ruining other people's lives.
by Crane
Fri May 16, 2008 8:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0424: "Security Holes"
Replies: 88
Views: 30927

Re: "Security Holes" discussion

Bah. Some of those are even worse than "HollyWoodOS".
That had a critical flaw that gave anyone adminstrator access just by typing "override" at any password screen.
And it would destroy the computer if you typed "download virus".
:roll:
by Crane
Tue May 06, 2008 6:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0419: "Forks and Spoons"
Replies: 146
Views: 28063

Re: "Forks and Spoons" Discussion

GCM wrote:Now, on to mating a fork and a sword! Or a fork and a machine gun!


SEED brings you an all new weapon, as suited to the table as the battlefield; deadly when dual-wielded: the Gunfork!

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by Crane
Mon Apr 28, 2008 7:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0416: "Zealous Autoconfig"
Replies: 104
Views: 30330

Re: "Zealous Autoconfig" Discussion

This is the best XKCD in ages. It really, really is.
Just... WIN.
by Crane
Tue Apr 01, 2008 9:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: "Buckeyballs of Flavor" Discussion
Replies: 21
Views: 4384

Re: "Buckeyballs of Flavor" Discussion

I don't read Qwantz normally, so it took me a few seconds of blank staring before I checked it out and found XKCD.
by Crane
Sat Mar 29, 2008 10:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0402: "1,000 Miles North"
Replies: 84
Views: 16572

Re: "1,000 Miles North" Discussion

You know, up until I saw "Permafrost Chasers", it actually sounded really exciting... :-P
by Crane
Sun Mar 16, 2008 12:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0396: "The Ring"
Replies: 90
Views: 20700

Re: "The Ring" Discussion

I can assure you personally, I got my Sig from Friendly Hostility. If it's been removed, I have no idea why.

http://friendlyhostility.com/d/20060907.html shows the priest it refers to.

Also, every PM I've ever recieved has been asking about my sig. Obviously it is a mind-virus of some kind.
by Crane
Fri Mar 14, 2008 8:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0396: "The Ring"
Replies: 90
Views: 20700

Re: "The Ring" Discussion

That is... disturbing timing.
I just yesterday finished reading the original book, though I've never seen the films.
*Eerie music plays*
by Crane
Wed Mar 12, 2008 4:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0395: "Morning"
Replies: 150
Views: 24954

Re: "Morning" Discussion

The worst thing is the possibility that not only is the universe simulated, but it's someone's SCREEN SAVER.
When they get back from their coffee break, we're done for.
by Crane
Fri Feb 08, 2008 9:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0380: "Emoticon"
Replies: 164
Views: 46121

Re: "Emoticon" discussion

that's not what i was taught at a public school. they taught that evolution was something that happened millions of years ago and that's where humans came from and that anyone who disagrees is a religious nutjob. they also taught that evolution stopped happening millions of years ago and that no on...
by Crane
Wed Feb 06, 2008 9:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0380: "Emoticon"
Replies: 164
Views: 46121

Re: "Emoticon" discussion

I recall reading an SF story recently, in which someone discovered a way to make images that did to the human mind what a logic bomb does to a computer. The images were called Basilisks. :)

Here 'tis!

http://www.infinityplus.co.uk/stories/blit.htm
by Crane
Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0374: "Journal"
Replies: 178
Views: 29963

Re: Journal Discussion

I think the scariest thing about this comic is "This is why we can't have nice people."

Have them for what? :?
by Crane
Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0369: "Dangers"
Replies: 282
Views: 62729

Re: "Dangers" discussion

Why is surfing "4%" when the rest have numbers?
by Crane
Tue Dec 04, 2007 10:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0207: "What xkcd Means"
Replies: 482
Views: 63698

Re: "What xkcd Means" Discussion

xkcd is the webcomic most beloved by the future ruler of all humanity!
No, not me you idiots. Belial.

You can tell by the hat.
by Crane
Wed Nov 28, 2007 7:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0350: "Network"
Replies: 220
Views: 18028

Re: "Network" Discussion

I want it!
Seriously, a viriquarium? SWEEEEEEET!
by Crane
Fri Nov 16, 2007 10:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0345: "1337: Part 5"
Replies: 136
Views: 30634

Re: "1337: Part 5" Discussion

XKCD is SUPREME!
All hail!

My god, the whole thing having a Princess Bride pun as the punchline... INCONCIEVABLE!
by Crane
Fri Oct 12, 2007 10:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0328: "Eggs"
Replies: 166
Views: 31091

Re: "Eggs" Discussion

Haven't posted in a while, but I had to ask... What the hell is the guy with the beret doing in the background? I can't quite work it out. Looks kinda like he's pouring drinks, but that would mean her table is behind the bar...
by Crane
Sun Jul 29, 2007 9:26 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dystopia V1 (Half Life 2 Mod)
Replies: 11
Views: 2195

Dystopia V1 (Half Life 2 Mod)

http://www.dystopia-game.com [pimp] It's a Cyberpunk-themed, objective based mod for HL2. Damn, I suck at describing things succinctly. There's now... Six? Official maps, plus two good unofficial ones. Two teams, one attacking, one defending. The attackers have to complete various objectives, the d...
by Crane
Thu Jul 26, 2007 5:54 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: "But do we not all feed on stories?"
Replies: 26
Views: 3778

Aluminum Falcom wrote:What specific works, novels, TV shows, games, are you drawing your experiences from?


Nothing specific. I can't remember where I took any one thing from, that's almost the point. Just anything you personally can think of as a story and learn something that will help with your life from.
by Crane
Thu Jul 26, 2007 3:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Best name evar.
Replies: 68
Views: 6826

My first two initials are B.J.
Mind you, bad initials run in the family. My dad's are N.A.G.

Best name ever is in a Steven Segal film. His character is called Mason Storm.
by Crane
Thu Jul 26, 2007 3:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Favorite characters in unusual situations
Replies: 84
Views: 8593

Sherlock Holmes + C'thulhu Mythos: The connection was a bad one. The earpiece hissed and stuttered, I couldn't make my old friend Holmes hear me. And all he could do was to try to fight against the storm of noise by repeating over and over: "Watson ... I have found Moriarty... He has the book ...
by Crane
Thu Jul 26, 2007 3:16 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: "But do we not all feed on stories?"
Replies: 26
Views: 3778

It really wasn't intended to come across as portraying myself or my interests as superior. I can see what you mean, but... Surely you have noticed some people who don't appear to be engaged in life in any way, and who behave in the way I described? My suggestion that stories are what make the differ...
by Crane
Thu Jul 26, 2007 1:30 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: "But do we not all feed on stories?"
Replies: 26
Views: 3778

"But do we not all feed on stories?"

So. Stories. You see people who walk around, apperantly operating almost totally on automatic, people who give no thought to anything but that which is immediately around them, and that which they see in their short-term future. And then there are those who live. Who think, and dream, and wonder. I ...
by Crane
Mon Jul 09, 2007 1:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]
Replies: 2356
Views: 403882

http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/7585/litestepdesktopshotfv4.png Phew. Sorry for the massive thread stretching, but I likes me big res. Windows XP Media Center with LiteStep running over the top. Got five virtual desktops, CPU and RAM usage meters, and an integrated Command Prompt/Web Address Bar.
by Crane
Mon Jul 09, 2007 12:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: LiteStep, anyone?
Replies: 3
Views: 798

LiteStep, anyone?

I suspect I'm way behind the curve, but I recently installed LiteStep. Anyone else here who uses it? Anyone who makes themes for it?
Anyone else who just thinks it's goddamn awesome?
by Crane
Fri Jun 29, 2007 7:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0283: "Projection"
Replies: 118
Views: 32148

All together now:
AWWWWWWWWW!
:-D
by Crane
Mon Jun 18, 2007 7:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0278: "Black Hat Support"
Replies: 48
Views: 21501

If I got something like that from a linux helpline...
Tech: Okay, first click on the start menu.
Me: You're a worthless moron who can't do his job. *click*

I'm not a nice man.
by Crane
Sat May 26, 2007 2:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post Your Desktop Redux!
Replies: 4
Views: 1168

We needed a Redux because the old one appears to have vanished.
by Crane
Sat May 26, 2007 1:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post Your Desktop Redux!
Replies: 4
Views: 1168

Post Your Desktop Redux!

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And for those who are wondering, that is a picture of me.

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