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by Nimz
Tue May 06, 2008 3:27 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: usergroups questions
Replies: 2
Views: 1344

Re: usergroups questions

Thanks. At least now I know I won't be doing anything irrevokable if I try joining a group. Well, with only one group available to try, I guess I'll see what the fuss over FaiD is all about.
by Nimz
Tue May 06, 2008 2:10 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Subsilver versus Prosilver
Replies: 57
Views: 15650

Re: Subsilver versus Prosilver

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by Nimz
Tue May 06, 2008 10:45 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Subsilver versus Prosilver
Replies: 57
Views: 15650

Re: Subsilver versus Prosilver

I'm using prosilver with avatars on left... I think the space given for avatars and user info is too wide though, there's some empty space to the right of the avatars and stuff, I don't think it happened in subsilver (maybe I just didn't notice it) You aren't misremembering things - subsilver reall...
by Nimz
Tue May 06, 2008 9:47 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2811043

Re: Confessional Thread - A black hole of emu

Confession: I just realized I've been sig'd by not just one, but TWO people! So cool! My sig of you came from the sig discussion thread . I was going to change it anyway, and that seemed funny at the time. Now I'm curious who else sigged you, as my sig is fickle and doesn't like being the same thin...
by Nimz
Tue May 06, 2008 8:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How'd you come up with your username(s)?
Replies: 1405
Views: 242728

Re: How'd you come up with your username(s)?

Is really, everyone's signature made up of binary code once in their lives? :( This is how I make people to hate me :mrgreen: By the pot calling the kettle black? Also, counterexample: yours truly. I just tend to put equations in my sigs. I explained my username earlier in the thread, but if you're...
by Nimz
Tue May 06, 2008 7:24 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Type xkcd with your forehead
Replies: 200
Views: 37743

Re: Type xkcd with your forehead

xkc dx W00T! How's that for a first try. Admittedly not quite as good as the guy with the horns, but... Elbows: xkcds Meh. I got impatient. Nose: xkcd Peesa cake. Chin: mxkcd Realised the X didn't register, and I totally missed the K only after typing m. Now for Dvorak (lessee if I can do it even wi...
by Nimz
Tue May 06, 2008 6:53 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: usergroups questions
Replies: 2
Views: 1344

usergroups questions

Speaking of groups, is "banned from LSR" supposed to be open for anyone to join? :P Y'know, it wasn't supposed to, but I suppose if you want in, you can have at that. I saw this in the Self-Deletion thread, and rather than derail that thread further, I'm just going to derail start this th...
by Nimz
Mon May 05, 2008 8:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2811043

Re: Confessional Thread - A black hole of emu

Now putting laxative oil on someone's food, that's a whole nother story... Confession: I have no clue how to properly write/type "a whole nother..." and don't believe it is proper in the least bit, yet I do not plan to discontinue my usage of the phrase because it is convenient. I will ex...
by Nimz
Mon May 05, 2008 7:43 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: LaTeX and other markup!
Replies: 73
Views: 35666

Re: LaTeX and other markup!

And pictures? \begin{picture}(200,100) \put(0,0){\line(1,2){12.5}} \put(12.5,25){\line(0,1){50}} \put(0,100){\line(1,-2){12.5}} \put(50,0){\line(-1,2){12.5}} \put(37.5,25){\line(0,1){50}} \put(50,100){\li...
by Nimz
Mon May 05, 2008 7:32 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Airbender and Korra - Shyamalan's Masterpiece Animated
Replies: 1713
Views: 369093

Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender

Aleril wrote:One of my reactions:

Spoiler:
Me: Yay! They are getting away!... Oh shit! It's Azula! What is she gonna do?
*Azula blasts off to gondola*
...

... ROCKETMAAAAAAAAAN
Heh.
Spoiler:
Volcano prison ain't the kind of place to raise your kids. In fact it's hot as hell...
by Nimz
Thu May 01, 2008 3:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2811043

Re: Confessional Thread - A black hole of emu

I just tried the sto0pid tester in I Am Raven's sig. I got a 0%. As such, my status is "???"

I also didn't go to bed last night, when I told myself I would by...nearly 9 hours ago. I'd probably be getting up by about now if I had gone to bed.
by Nimz
Thu May 01, 2008 12:43 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Subsilver versus Prosilver
Replies: 57
Views: 15650

Re: Subsilver versus Prosilver

Prosilver is hideous. Really? I've always though subsilver was quite hideous. I'm in agreement with Zenten. I *really* don't like the Prosilver theme. Subsilver is nice and clean. Far from perfect, but it works. Now, the moment you've been waiting for, my Stylish script for amending Prosilver and m...
by Nimz
Thu May 01, 2008 6:51 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Airbender and Korra - Shyamalan's Masterpiece Animated
Replies: 1713
Views: 369093

Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender

About the warden: Methinks the warden was more concerned with his reputation than with anything else. Fire Nation? Yeah, they're important as a source of convicts that he can expand his reputation for never letting any escape. But if a choice had to be made between his reputation and the governa...
by Nimz
Wed Apr 30, 2008 7:53 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Free as in Destitute Forum
Replies: 54
Views: 14433

Re: Free as in Destitute Forum

Okay, I'm a little bit confused. Mods don't use their modly powers in FAID, but they can edit their own posts in FAID by taking advantage of their modly powers? I apologise if I'm missing something obvious.
by Nimz
Wed Apr 30, 2008 1:03 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: How many users of this forum use subsilver?
Replies: 26
Views: 2751

Re: How many users of this forum use subsilver?

Who needs TeX support... just read the code, no reason to actually convert it into prettyness. You're one of these people who will read something upside down if that's how they open it, right? I second that notion of just reading the LaTeX code. I also write upside-down and/or backwards as a hobby,...
by Nimz
Wed Apr 30, 2008 12:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2811043

Re: Confessional Thread - A black hole of emu

Nah, the 13 year old kid is the loser. No one at that age has a clear and realistic idea for their life. And if they do, it'll probably be shattered by the time they reach 18 and they'll be just as clueless as the rest of us. O RLY? I'm still on track with one of my life goals from when I was 13, a...
by Nimz
Wed Apr 30, 2008 11:37 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Making Flash video
Replies: 1
Views: 992

Making Flash video

Okay. So I know someone who has a website, and I've been given permission to put some video clips on there. The chosen format: Flash. Problem number 1: I have never done anything on the programming end of Flash before. I know some C++ (classes frighten me), some BASIC, some html, and a fair amount o...
by Nimz
Tue Apr 29, 2008 6:40 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2811043

Re: Confessional Thread - A black hole of emu

@Gharbad: How would that help? Teach her sign language? Ie: Start from scratch? I'd rather start with her rudimentary literacy and work my way up. (Here's the thing, see. I can't talk. Not beyond a few words that roll off my mouth with some difficulty. Certainly I can try to talk, but nobody can un...
by Nimz
Tue Apr 29, 2008 6:13 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Favorite math jokes
Replies: 1452
Views: 488691

Re: Favorite math jokes

Arancaytar wrote:Only if you have a speech impediment. :P

Seeing how it came right after
tricky77puzzle wrote:"Here ya go: Dirty tree and a turd, dirty tree and a turd, dirty tree and a turd. Dat's one hundred."
I don't see that it's much of a stretch :roll:
by Nimz
Tue Apr 29, 2008 6:09 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Factoring Quadratics into Binomials
Replies: 36
Views: 6163

Re: Factoring Binomials

I solved it by completing the square even though I usually prefer the quadratic formula. But.. the quadratic formula is completing the square. Funny story: One day, I decided to find a general formula for the roots of a second-degree polynomial that wasn't the quadratic formula. I started by comple...
by Nimz
Tue Apr 29, 2008 5:32 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Subsilver versus Prosilver
Replies: 57
Views: 15650

Re: Subsilver versus Prosilver

Would you mind showing your stylish code (perhaps spoilerised) to share with those that have never had the need to learn to write Stylish?
by Nimz
Mon Apr 28, 2008 9:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: 4chan will be angry
Replies: 17
Views: 3002

Re: 4chan will be angry

CircleTriangles wrote:at one point, on /r9k/, it was decided that the official female name for Anonymous is Andrea.
then, everyone forgot about that, because it couldn't be posted again.
I LMAO'd at this, and I've never been to 4chan (XKCD fills my fora needs). To be fair, though, I did read that blag entry.
by Nimz
Mon Apr 28, 2008 9:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2811043

Re: Confessional Thread - A black hole of emu

Can we not base funding on how much damage the illness causes to society? can we not use grammatically ambiguous phrasing? I think you just answered your own question - it is possible. Unless we use Lojban , but then we'd have to communicate only with people who learn Lojban . Confession: I know li...
by Nimz
Mon Apr 28, 2008 7:50 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Free as in Destitute Forum
Replies: 54
Views: 14433

Re: Free as in Destitute Forum

Whee! Awesome new discovery Wow! I left lurkful browsing mode just to say how awesome that is. Oh, and what forum? FaiD? (Should I put a prophetic L' before the D?) Meh. Out of sight, out of mind. Moderation has already been used with moderation, afaict: don't be stupid and you won't get hurt. Or s...
by Nimz
Sun Apr 27, 2008 6:30 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Favorite math jokes
Replies: 1452
Views: 488691

Re: Favorite math jokes

I'm amazed that this one hasn't been posted yet: Why is six afraid of seven? Because 7 8 9! Shouldn't it be ten that's afraid of seven? I mean, 7 8 9, and 10 is next. Well, 6 looks more like 9. Maybe 7 is into those sorts of numbers But then it's a graphemic joke, which will vary with different sys...
by Nimz
Sun Apr 27, 2008 6:13 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Subsilver versus Prosilver
Replies: 57
Views: 15650

Re: Subsilver versus Prosilver

Using the firefox extension Stylish along with the script I'm putting under the spoiler tag will put the prosilver avatars back on the left side of your screen. This also fixes the truncation of wide posts problem. Prosilver+script is superior. @namespace url(http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml); ...
by Nimz
Sun Apr 27, 2008 4:53 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Unobtanium shell around a black hole?
Replies: 29
Views: 4964

Re: Unobtanium shell around a black hole?

Really, really, dense chunks of matter. They're referred to as "holes" because things disappear into them. So yes, basically matter just keeps getting squished onto it and the black hole keeps getting bigger (in reality, due to time dilation, the matter wouldn't never actually reach the c...
by Nimz
Sun Apr 27, 2008 4:35 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Favorite math jokes
Replies: 1452
Views: 488691

Re: Favorite math jokes

Sine Nomen wrote:I'm amazed that this one hasn't been posted yet:

Why is six afraid of seven?
Because 7 8 9!
Shouldn't it be ten that's afraid of seven? I mean, 7 8 9, and 10 is next.
by Nimz
Sun Apr 27, 2008 4:27 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Portmanteaux
Replies: 124
Views: 17950

Re: Portmanteaux

insomnebriated. Drunk-like response due to lack of sleep. Insomnebriated drivers are just as dangerous as drunk drivers, but they can still pass a breathalyser test.

Awesome! Twun blow - correction three in one blow.
by Nimz
Thu Apr 24, 2008 4:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0413: "New Pet"
Replies: 251
Views: 60690

Re: "New Pet" Discussion

We should totally have the New Pet recharge itself by rolling its self into a base and connecting some how, like a roomba. That said, the base should be powered by hamsters running in wheels that can see the video feed from the webcam . Definitely. Here's how . Each hamster can produce about a sixt...
by Nimz
Wed Apr 23, 2008 2:57 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Amusing answers to tests
Replies: 393
Views: 60688

Re: Amusing answers to tests

I was once given a question where i had to add a bunch of people's ages, and decided to quote R.P. Feynman on the subject of star temeperature addition. (Then I answered the question.) Did you include the green stars? To all the failures above, add another level of failure for not punning with dipo...
by Nimz
Tue Apr 22, 2008 10:01 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Unobtanium shell around a black hole?
Replies: 29
Views: 4964

Re: Unobtanium shell around a black hole?

A black hole with the mass of the Earth, and an unobtanium weightless shell the radius of the Earth away, will have the surface gravity of the Earth. So I guess subways are out of the question in unobtanium world... :D Not necessarily. You'd need an unobtainium track for the subway to travel on, an...
by Nimz
Tue Apr 22, 2008 9:25 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words You Didn't Know That Describe Things Perfectly
Replies: 91
Views: 27748

Re: Words You Didn't Know That Describe Things Perfectly

obfuscation. It's the perfect word for this circumstance, n'est pas?
by Nimz
Tue Apr 22, 2008 12:56 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: A definition for fractional factorials
Replies: 7
Views: 1821

Re: A definition for fractional factorials

The function you gave isn't the usual extension of the factorial to the real line, as Yesila pointed out, but it's not hard to see that it is indeed continuous, and differentiable except at x = 1, 2, 3, ... This is because the function breaks down in the following way on the following intervals: x ...
by Nimz
Fri Apr 18, 2008 6:48 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Broken tags
Replies: 1
Views: 1512

Broken tags

I've been noticing alot of tags becoming broken recently. I can't make any rhyme or reason out why what gets broken and what doesn't, as I've seen broken spoiler tags and working spoiler tags recently. Same with objectionable content, sub, and sup tags. I'm kind of curious as to whether this is due ...
by Nimz
Fri Apr 18, 2008 5:59 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: n isomorphic points on a sphere
Replies: 9
Views: 1764

Re: n isomorphic points on a sphere

Ah. I misinterpreted one of the conditions. Not only should there be a nontrivial automorphism of the points (my original interpretation), but the group of automorphisms should act transitively on the points. That is, if a and b are ANY two points, there is an automorphism that maps a to b. n shape ...
by Nimz
Fri Apr 18, 2008 5:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2811043

Re: Confessional Thread - A black hole of emu

I wouldn't know what song that was unless I were to look it up. Seriously? From just the first line? Yeah, I'd have no clue. Pick any given line and I'd have no clue. Still wouldn't, because I didn't click the link. 8) If I hadn't hovered over the link or read the subsequent posts I wouldn't have k...
by Nimz
Thu Apr 17, 2008 12:05 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Running solar panels backwards
Replies: 14
Views: 2319

Re: Running solar panels backwards

Also, a light bulb is a less efficient heater than an electric oven. Although most light bulbs are still a lot more effective as heaters than as light sources. I've heard that light bulbs are only 5% efficient at turning energy into light; which means it's 95% efficient at generating heat. That see...
by Nimz
Thu Apr 17, 2008 11:56 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words You Didn't Know That Describe Things Perfectly
Replies: 91
Views: 27748

Re: Words You Didn't Know That Describe Things Perfectly

A word that I first recall finding in these here fora, specifically this here forum, that fits the bill is defenestrate. The other day I was ending a phone call while in a car (I wasn't driving) and I accidentally threw my phone. I was glad the windows were rolled up or my cell phone might have been...
by Nimz
Thu Apr 17, 2008 11:26 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: n isomorphic points on a sphere
Replies: 9
Views: 1764

Re: n isomorphic points on a sphere

The maximum average distance between points would probably be the vertices of the platonic solids when n=4, 6, 8, 12, and 20. When n=2, opposite poles would do the trick, and when n=3, an equilateral triangle on the equator should work. Of course, n=1 is trivial. Other than those values of n, I woul...

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