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by crazyjimbo
Sun Jan 31, 2010 1:10 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Rolling to the top of a hill
Replies: 30
Views: 3287

Re: Rolling to the top of a hill

What makes you so sure it will reach the top in finite time? It needn't. In fact, it won't. One way to convince yourself of this is to note that the less kick you give an object sitting at the top of the hill, the longer it will take to roll off, and there is no upper bound on how long it c...
by crazyjimbo
Sun Dec 27, 2009 9:12 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Discworld Advice, Please!
Replies: 50
Views: 11092

Re: Discworld Advice, Please!

The Discworld novels are mostly separated into several distinct series and it might be worthwhile to read each series in order. Each book makes sense on its own but some of the references might be missed. This diagram shows quite nicely how the books are related: http://www.lspace.org/books/reading-...
by crazyjimbo
Mon Nov 16, 2009 6:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Adventure Wanted, Advice Needed
Replies: 15
Views: 2080

Re: Adventure Wanted, Advice Needed

Funny you mention that. The country I went to was Mongolia. Woo coincidence! What sort of work did you do there? I'm not surprised that you might have found yourself doing something detrimental to the society there. I spoke quite a bit to the Christina Noble Foundation and got the impression that a...
by crazyjimbo
Mon Nov 16, 2009 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Cappuccino/Caffe Latte/ Caffe Macchiato/Cafe au lait
Replies: 16
Views: 9785

Re: Cappuccino/Caffe Latte/ Caffe Macchiato/Cafe au lait

Lots of cools stuff about the subtleties of brewing coffee... I drink quite a lot of coffee and there is a massive difference in the flavour and quality depending on where it comes from/is made, but I've never really figured out any of the factors that affect it. I'm glad that there are geeks out t...
by crazyjimbo
Mon Nov 16, 2009 6:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Adventure Wanted, Advice Needed
Replies: 15
Views: 2080

Re: Adventure Wanted, Advice Needed

The Adventurists: http://www.theadventurists.com/ and This group sounds amazing, it got my attention! It's true, this boring world requires intervention, Unfortunately, now you've posted the link, I'm even more distracted from work I think. It's great they're using their efforts for good, If I coul...
by crazyjimbo
Mon Nov 16, 2009 6:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Adventure Wanted, Advice Needed
Replies: 15
Views: 2080

Re: Adventure Wanted, Advice Needed

It maybe doesn't suit your 'needs' but this summer I took part in the Mongol Rally where my friend and I drove from the UK to Mongolia in an eeny weeny little car. It was an amazing adventure/experience/holiday and not at all as scary as some places make it sound! It was run by a group called The Ad...
by crazyjimbo
Sun Nov 15, 2009 9:25 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Miscellaneous Science Questions
Replies: 2870
Views: 657450

Re: RELATIVITY QUESTIONS! (and other common queries)

3) the energy content of a photon depends on the reference frame in which the measurement is made, so two reference frames can be designed such that observer A measures the photon as having sufficient energy to decay, while observer B does not. In such a pair of frames, if A actually does observe a...
by crazyjimbo
Wed Nov 04, 2009 12:06 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: A Thousand Feet From Safe Needles.
Replies: 18
Views: 1777

Re: A Thousand Feet From Safe Needles.

I also read here that HIV positive people are currently banned from entering the United States. ... What. The. Fuck? I do my level best not to stereotype America as a blight on the reputation of actual freedom everywhere, but sometimes America makes that very hard to do. I was talking with some fri...
by crazyjimbo
Mon Oct 06, 2008 11:56 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [UK] Scotland - the home of Burns, Haggis and Heroin Addicts
Replies: 236
Views: 176272

Re: Scotland - the home of Burns, Haggis and Heroin Addicts

I don't know anyone but I'd love to come to a meet up! The Scotland contingent has really expanded since last time I checked. All your suggestions sound great so I have nothing to add, although I'll second (third, forth?) the Blind Poet or a museum. *thumbs up*
by crazyjimbo
Wed Sep 24, 2008 11:48 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Non-Sequitur Showdown.
Replies: 4128
Views: 481882

Re: Non-Sequitor Showdown.

7!? Oh wait... 8.
by crazyjimbo
Wed Sep 24, 2008 8:16 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Why is my function giving non-real results?
Replies: 3
Views: 1040

Re: Why is my function giving non-real results?

Graphing your first and second functions I get the following:

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phi_1 and phi_2
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Is it possible you entered the second function into your grapher wrongly? Or did I?
by crazyjimbo
Sun Sep 21, 2008 9:07 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Archelon
Replies: 6
Views: 1753

Re: Archelon

fyjham wrote:I had to google the bottom of the second row (Don't know the language :P)


Googling isn't cheating! Unless you Google for 'Archelon hints'. I had to Google that one too. Three Googles in three sentences, that's a lot of Google. I like the word Google.

Google.
by crazyjimbo
Sun Sep 21, 2008 2:21 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Archelon
Replies: 6
Views: 1753

Re: Archelon

Fun puzzle, just at the level of being doable without being too frustrating. I had to look up some hints for the middle one in the second column though. Also the last one, but the answer is spelt wrongly and I had already tried the word spelt correctly so I don't consider it cheating. :P
by crazyjimbo
Sun Sep 21, 2008 12:21 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Malcom Reynolds vs Han solo
Replies: 85
Views: 33518

Re: Malcom Reynolds vs Han solo

Mal would start on a witty and very amusing speech. All attention would be on him and we'd all be thinking how cool and awesome he is. A few chinese expletives later and we'd be in love.

Han would shoot him.

(But Mal would still be cooler.)
by crazyjimbo
Sun Sep 21, 2008 1:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90052
Views: 8169079

Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

Could you get away with Alkaline Trio? or some pun involving Heavy Metal?
by crazyjimbo
Sun Sep 21, 2008 1:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13405
Views: 1545428

Re: Today You Learned

Today I learned that just because someone adds you to msn doesn't mean they actually want to talk to you. *angeleyes92 has added you as a friend* <angeleyes92> Hi! <crazyjimbo> Yay, a new friend! <angeleyes92> ASL? <crazyjimbo> How do I know you? <angeleyes92> You should check out this great websit...
by crazyjimbo
Sun Sep 21, 2008 12:53 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14353
Views: 1279490

Re: Boy Thread: All the good names were taken

Male genitals hang outside the body, occupying space. Female genitals are neatly tucked inside. You tell me which gender should wear crotch-hugging clothes. True, dat. 'In a logical world, it would be the men who rode side saddle'. Who said that? Also in terms of cool-manly-suaveness, Kilt > Tuxedo...
by crazyjimbo
Sun Sep 21, 2008 12:46 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Is it worth trying to get into Oxford/Cambridge?
Replies: 12
Views: 2044

Re: Is it worth trying to get into Oxford/Cambridge?

Most of what I would say has already been said so I'll be brief. I applied to Cambridge for Maths and didn't get in. At the time this made me feel pretty crap and put a significant dent in my confidence. I started looking through my other university choices and went to look at Edinburgh. Straight aw...
by crazyjimbo
Fri Sep 19, 2008 8:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blood donation poll
Replies: 162
Views: 12483

Re: Blood donation poll

I became religious about donating again straight after the 12 week limit was up as soon as I realised the whole process was about leveling up! But in all seriousness, I consider donating blood like paying taxes for social security - I don't need it now, but I sure want it to be there if i ever do. P...
by crazyjimbo
Sat Sep 13, 2008 6:56 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: DUDE! WHERE'S MY KNOWLEDGE OF SCALE!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1901

Re: DUDE! WHERE'S MY KNOWLEDGE OF SCALE!!

I had a chemistry problem once which gave some pressure at some given temperature and asked me to calculate what the pressure would be at -5 Kelvin.

I assumed it meant Celsius and continued with that and the teacher marked me wrong :(
by crazyjimbo
Fri Aug 29, 2008 5:48 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: mySQL game
Replies: 16
Views: 3264

Re: mySQL game

This game's pretty addictive. I'm sitting at row 873 on shard 5 but I've attacked and grown as much as I can in that area and I'm running out of resources. Now I'm just saving to buy a new row so that I can move further up the table to where the bigger players are.
by crazyjimbo
Fri Aug 29, 2008 11:52 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: eating meat
Replies: 1333
Views: 137129

Re: eating meat

I'm a vegan and an animal liberationist. I think meat is murder and I'm very much against speciesism. I'm probably the type of person who makes wittyname curl up gibbering in the foetal position. I don't proselytize, but when the subject of animal rights comes up I'm very outspoken about it. I appr...
by crazyjimbo
Thu Aug 28, 2008 2:09 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Spore: The Thread. New Topic - Does it work in Win7?
Replies: 754
Views: 37509

Re: Spore: Sep. 7th 2008, And the world goes into Mourning.

ShaKri wrote:lucky lucky bitches.... Being from Scotland means i gotta freekin w8 till the 12 of Dec. for it to come out on PC... and im toying with getting it for the Wii instead, meaning a longer wait. :(


NO! You're wrong! We get it on Sept 5th too... don't we!? Please say we do...

... :(
by crazyjimbo
Tue Aug 26, 2008 9:46 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Female/Male Duets
Replies: 43
Views: 6236

Re: Female/Male Duets

'This mess we're in' with PJ Harvey and Thom Yorke is a great duet. They are two of my favourite voices and they go together soooo well. Sum of the parts greater than the whole and all that. It's a shame that they only did one song, and I don't think it is that great a song, or at least wouldn't be ...
by crazyjimbo
Sun Aug 24, 2008 8:13 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Most recognisable acronym
Replies: 100
Views: 7014

Re: Most recognisable acronym

I don't know CP and Googling only leads me to cerebral palsy which I'm guessing isn't it. Care to englighten me?

MIA
by crazyjimbo
Fri Aug 22, 2008 5:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What sport would you like to see in the Olympics?
Replies: 92
Views: 7711

Re: What sport would you like to see in the Olympics?

The Long Walk. (Maybe without the guns.) But seriously, hear me out... THAT'S a f***ing marathon. Just map out a nice 5 mile route, and let 'em go. They can have all the water they want, but no food... just what they got in their tummies when they set out. Let 'em walk. They can quit whenever they ...
by crazyjimbo
Mon Aug 18, 2008 2:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Poll: Pill to eliminate the need for sleep
Replies: 80
Views: 30239

Re: Poll: Pill to eliminate the need for sleep

I like the idea, but I don't think I could deal with life just being one long never-ending existence. I can cope with days in blocks, but after being up and being productive for 16+ hours I need to switch off and process that shit. I'd feel totally trapped in my own head if I knew that no matter wha...
by crazyjimbo
Fri Aug 15, 2008 6:59 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who gets the lead in your biography?
Replies: 12
Views: 1538

Re: Who gets the lead in your biography?

Cate Blanchett. If she could pull of Bob Dylan then she can play a believable me! There was a woman I used to know a while ago who would have totally suited being played by Judi Dench. Roughly the same looks, and definitely the same sort of attitude she always seems to have. She didn't play a huge r...
by crazyjimbo
Fri Aug 15, 2008 6:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: You've Got 30 Seconds...
Replies: 67
Views: 6030

Re: You've Got 30 Seconds...

I'm still working on my message. It would probably be opposite to most other peoples' messages. I would tell everyone how awesome people are and how cool it is to be alive, even if life sucks. Just to take a moment and appreciate things, a child's laughter, the moon on the water, silk on skin. Let'...
by crazyjimbo
Sun Aug 10, 2008 3:03 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: CDs and Sound Quality
Replies: 3
Views: 1888

Re: CDs and Sound Quality

kbps is kilobits not bytes, so you need to multiply your figure by 8.
by crazyjimbo
Wed Aug 06, 2008 11:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Totally comforting news about airport security
Replies: 79
Views: 13920

Re: Totally comforting news about airport security

<-- Pedantic Poster is Pedantic. I thought about it, but I felt it took some of the emphasis off of "The Joker," and was a tad picky besides (as you've noted). It's not as if the dude couldnt have done the exact same thing with a Bic. Or probably a fucking chopstick, for that matter. Fair...
by crazyjimbo
Wed Aug 06, 2008 11:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Totally comforting news about airport security
Replies: 79
Views: 13920

Re: Totally comforting news about airport security

clintonius wrote:
Galen wrote:
Of course, tazers being less-than-lethal weapons, why shouldn't they be allowed on the plane? We let people take pens pencils and we all know the damage law enforcement (in the form of Jason Bourne) THE JOKER can do with those.

Fix'd


<-- Pedantic Poster is Pedantic.
by crazyjimbo
Wed Aug 06, 2008 10:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Totally comforting news about airport security
Replies: 79
Views: 13920

Re: Totally comforting news about airport security

My cousin took a tazer on board an plane once, totally by accident. She forgot it was still in her bag and made it all the way to her destination before she realised. Scary. I'm torn between wanting to agree that airport security is more to appease to the public than to catch 'bad guys', and also ap...
by crazyjimbo
Tue Jun 24, 2008 6:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: xkcd at drawball.com
Replies: 842
Views: 48333

Re: xkcd at drawball.com

Uhhh guys.... you're doing it wrong. The the X,K and C are capitals and d is small.... but the same size as the capitals. WTF? It should all be lower case surely? If someone extends the K with a line above to make it a small k, and makes the d twice the size, then the X and C will become small lette...
by crazyjimbo
Fri Jun 20, 2008 6:53 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Favorite Author?
Replies: 120
Views: 14646

Re: Favorite Author?

While I can't say I've read enough variety to make an educated decision, Chuck Palahniuk has already taken a major lead on my favorites list. This. I just read Survivor over the past few days and if I hadn't have had to go to work I probably would have read it one sitting. So good. I'd ask for a re...
by crazyjimbo
Tue Jun 03, 2008 7:11 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Decorum Comics down?
Replies: 2
Views: 1766

Re: Decorum Comics down?

Through a bit of whois detective work, it looks like that site is hosted in the datacenter that exploded a few days ago. A few servers are apparently still down, and it'll probably take a while to get everything up and running again, so I guess you'll just have to sit it out :)
by crazyjimbo
Thu May 22, 2008 1:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What is it with red cups?
Replies: 44
Views: 6771

Re: What is it with red cups?

Because Beer Pong just doesn't work with bottles?
by crazyjimbo
Fri Apr 25, 2008 11:03 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Random Game
Replies: 131
Views: 11812

Re: The Random Game

M&M Pastrami!
by crazyjimbo
Fri Apr 25, 2008 10:55 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Help me with some equations, for i am retarded
Replies: 11
Views: 1789

Re: Help me with some equations, for i am retarded

Edit: Wow, Ninja'd 4 times. If the result looks nothing like a normal distribution then Xanthir looks like he has the answer. double equation (int x) { int exponent = -1 * (((x - 7) ^ 2) / 2 * (1 ^ 2)); int blah = 1 / (1 * sqrt(2 * 3.14)); return blah ^ exponent; } But it doesn't work. Is it because...
by crazyjimbo
Fri Apr 25, 2008 8:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Lizards rapidly evolve after introduction to island
Replies: 71
Views: 5478

Re: Lizards rapidly evolve after introduction to island

Sidestepping the whole intelligent design/evolution thing for now, I notice that only 5 breeding pairs of the lizard were introduced to the second island. From my understanding of things this isn't a terribly large genetic pool and it seems reasonable that rather than this being a case of rapid evol...

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