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by Cryopyre
Mon May 11, 2009 4:41 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: ITT: Speculate wildly about alien life! (merged threads)
Replies: 78
Views: 7441

Re: Infectivity of alien biology.

Good point.
by Cryopyre
Mon May 11, 2009 3:28 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: ITT: Speculate wildly about alien life! (merged threads)
Replies: 78
Views: 7441

Re: Infectivity of alien biology.

This reminds me of the story Destiny's Road by Larry Niven. Alien life on the planet found one particular element, potassium, to be extremely poisonous. Humans, however required it, so they harvested a plant that had, ironically, evolved it as a defense against the native life.
by Cryopyre
Mon May 11, 2009 12:31 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: finding the statistically best Hangman word
Replies: 62
Views: 21530

Re: finding the statistically best Hangman word

Quixotic, makes a good scrabble word too.
by Cryopyre
Sat May 09, 2009 4:06 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Cosmological Expansion
Replies: 6
Views: 735

Re: Cosmological Expansion

The limits of the speed of light relate to mass. Space has no mass, it is just space.
by Cryopyre
Sat May 09, 2009 3:52 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Cosmological Expansion
Replies: 6
Views: 735

Re: Cosmological Expansion

It actually is in some places of the universe.
by Cryopyre
Fri May 08, 2009 7:37 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Space Martial Arts
Replies: 45
Views: 3787

Re: Space Martial Arts

I talked with an engineer/black belt over Omegle, he suggested a move involving grabbing them laterally and inducing a powerful spin that could possibly dislocate joints or even break bones. The problem is then stopping yourself from experiencing an equal and opposite reaction. Maybe you could use ...
by Cryopyre
Fri May 08, 2009 4:59 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Space Martial Arts
Replies: 45
Views: 3787

Re: Space Martial Arts

Yeah, accounting for the rigors of training for a martial art those effects would probably be countered.

I talked with an engineer/black belt over Omegle, he suggested a move involving grabbing them laterally and inducing a powerful spin that could possibly dislocate joints or even break bones.
by Cryopyre
Thu May 07, 2009 2:28 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Space Martial Arts
Replies: 45
Views: 3787

Re: Space Martial Arts

As I understood it, ninjitsu was boyscouts plus karate. Heh. Well... They way I see it martial arts in space will involve dextrous movements to catch your opponent off balance. Since every action will have an equal and opposite reaction, every movement you make will move you and your opponent in som...
by Cryopyre
Thu May 07, 2009 12:41 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Space Martial Arts
Replies: 45
Views: 3787

Re: Space Martial Arts

If you had surfaces available, do you think you could throw someone (by any means, basically propelling them by pushing off of them) into them with enough force to injure?
by Cryopyre
Tue May 05, 2009 6:27 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Omegle!
Replies: 701
Views: 130151

Re: Omegle!

I met this kid named Dilan Lopes from Brazil, through him I've learned that legal means cool in Brazil. I just can't fathom that, it sounds like some 50s Conservative's hope for the future of slang.

Dude, that's SOOO legal!
by Cryopyre
Tue May 05, 2009 5:34 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Space Martial Arts
Replies: 45
Views: 3787

Space Martial Arts

Okay, so free-fall environment in space. I pose a simple cool question. How would martial arts evolve to fit this environment?

K go!
by Cryopyre
Tue May 05, 2009 5:31 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Random bitstream! (000zerozero000000zero)
Replies: 1947
Views: 234753

Re: Random bitstream! (000zerozero000000zero)

I want to post

0

one of my favorite numbers, so definitely not random
by Cryopyre
Fri May 01, 2009 3:06 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Greatest Idea Ever
Replies: 41
Views: 5526

Re: Greatest Idea Ever

What if you got hacked?
by Cryopyre
Sat Apr 25, 2009 7:30 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Japan should never become a multiethnic society
Replies: 83
Views: 6105

Re: Japan should never become a multiethnic society

I can see some of your points Stormlock, but given Japan's past it is not at all a jump in logic to assume that these are racist/xenophobic statements and not just statements on immigration. It would certainly be sad to see Japan fall back into a nationalistic rage.
by Cryopyre
Fri Apr 24, 2009 5:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0573: "Parental Trolling"
Replies: 78
Views: 19752

Re: "Parental Trolling" Discussion

DWarrior wrote: when we will have had been their age, we will have had known about fashion!

What tense is this!?

I find the haircut cool, it does make me wonder what hairstyles will be like later.
by Cryopyre
Mon Apr 20, 2009 1:27 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Free Internet: Free Data Party
Replies: 3
Views: 1296

Free Internet: Free Data Party

Join my new political party on Facebook, desperately in need of people to help revise it.
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=197032925144&ref=mf
by Cryopyre
Sun Apr 05, 2009 8:16 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: No Warp Drive, Millions of Scifi Nerds Weep
Replies: 29
Views: 2951

Re: No Warp Drive, Millions of Scifi Nerds Weep

Firstly, the Alcubierre Metric has larger design flaws than that.
Secondly, isn't it a cardinal sin to mix relativity and quantum mechanics right now?
by Cryopyre
Sun Apr 05, 2009 6:22 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Uh-oh. It's a Youtube party and you're up next. What do you show 'em?
Replies: 2143
Views: 724209

Re: Something on Youtube

I don't bother with YouTube comments anymore. They make me cry.
by Cryopyre
Tue Mar 31, 2009 6:55 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: A survey that a friend needs filled out
Replies: 2
Views: 1005

Re: A survey that a friend needs filled out

Yeah, sorry, I promised to post it. If you really want to get into things, even posting it here is a mistake, after all, your samples are now going to be all nerds.
by Cryopyre
Tue Mar 31, 2009 6:50 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Cultist mother kills son for not saying "Amen" at mealtimes
Replies: 55
Views: 5797

Re: Cultist mother kills son for not saying "Amen" at mealtimes

Princess Marzipan wrote:
Cryopyre wrote:I dunno, sounds like the questioner in the family who got killed, not the believers, sadly.

Not reading articles is one thing; not even reading the entire OP is quite another. The kid they starved to death was 16 months old.

Oh crap.
Well this story went from bad to worse.
by Cryopyre
Tue Mar 31, 2009 5:49 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Cultist mother kills son for not saying "Amen" at mealtimes
Replies: 55
Views: 5797

Re: Cultist mother kills son for not saying "Amen" at mealtimes

I dunno, sounds like the questioner in the family who got killed, not the believers, sadly.
by Cryopyre
Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:21 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Illogical gut feelings
Replies: 22
Views: 2467

Re: Illogical gut feelings

Pretty much every gut feeling I've ever had. Especially while playing poker. So far my gut feeling has been doing pretty well for me at poker. I've played two games in my life and both times I seemed to magically end up with everyone's chips. I don't really know how it happened. My boyfriend wants ...
by Cryopyre
Thu Mar 26, 2009 3:09 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: guys growing long hair
Replies: 58
Views: 5033

Re: guys growing long hair

Yeah. I have a cowlick in the front, so it's a constant problem, even though my hair IS awesome.

Oh well. A price I'm willing to pay, still needs cut though.
by Cryopyre
Thu Mar 26, 2009 1:34 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Song Identification!
Replies: 458
Views: 197862

Re: Song Identification!

Okay, this one is a lot odder for identification, but luckily I have more to work with. I want to know the songs in the backgrounds of both of these Alpha Centauri secret project videos http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMIxYbhWQMI&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pL-sYwiioeY&feat...
by Cryopyre
Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:53 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Utility of Religion
Replies: 301
Views: 34879

Re: Utility of Religion

While you are correct about that, this is our past. And there are plenty of repercussions for religion. Xenophobia being a major problem in my opinion. It is when someone can finally transcend the need for those religious shackles individually by embracing the good of religion without the middleman ...
by Cryopyre
Tue Mar 24, 2009 8:59 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Utility of Religion
Replies: 301
Views: 34879

Re: Utility of Religion

I actually see what religion is to social, economical and perhaps political progress in a similar way to what war is to technological progress. That is a great summation Felstaff, you are a god among men. Edit: And to provide an answer to the OP for Religion's utility, I would say that you've misse...
by Cryopyre
Tue Mar 24, 2009 7:28 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Infinite number of elements?
Replies: 27
Views: 4870

Re: Infinite number of elements?

You can also have really bad ass super-atoms. Gold can be bound together in such a way that it becomes a halogen.
by Cryopyre
Tue Mar 24, 2009 2:24 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: SciFi changes to SyFy (Everyone is pleased)
Replies: 75
Views: 10617

Re: I am agog, agast, and enraged

Belial wrote:
Briareos wrote:But ... SyFy doesn't mean anything.


And "spike" or "oxygen" or "the CW" or "nickelodeon" do?


Because I'm an asshole like this, nickelodeon was an old word for the 5 cent films way back when. So it does mean something.
by Cryopyre
Mon Mar 23, 2009 10:22 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Comical mistakes in your homework.
Replies: 144
Views: 17023

Re: Comical mistakes in your homework.

On a math test the only question I got docked points for was not a mathematical mistake, but a units mistake. My tree was 52o tall.
by Cryopyre
Mon Mar 23, 2009 10:05 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: A survey that a friend needs filled out
Replies: 2
Views: 1005

A survey that a friend needs filled out

I promised her to help spread the word of the survey. She needs a good sample size before she graduates high school. http://www.my3q.com/home2/267/dianaliang22/3105.phtml And please excuse any grammatical mistakes, she's learning English just barely from coming over from Taiwan.
by Cryopyre
Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:58 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Infinite number of elements?
Replies: 27
Views: 4870

Re: Infinite number of elements?

Sir_Elderberry wrote:Oh, that's just begging for scifi (syfy, sorry) stories to be written about the synthesis of these elements, which would of course have Amazing Properties (tm).


Ancient Shores by Jack McDevitt
by Cryopyre
Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:44 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Song Identification!
Replies: 458
Views: 197862

Re: Song Identification!

Please, save my brain, the song is still there.

It was violining, and the tempo was quick.

Duh-nuh-neh-neh-nuh-nuhhh Duh-nuh-neh-neh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuhhh Duh-nuh-neh-neh-nuh-nuhh Duh-nuh-neh-neh-nuh-nuhhh

Err, sorry, but that's the best I can provide.

And I think it was a pop song.
by Cryopyre
Thu Mar 19, 2009 6:56 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What's your favorite element? and the one you hate the most?
Replies: 98
Views: 9955

Re: What's your favorite element? and the one you hate the most?

favorite: Mercury
Kinda obvious. Mercury is so cool, you can do so much with it! Thermometers and Thermostats, Barometers, not to mention it's so awesome to play with.

I hate:
Technetium. What the fuck! You had to be different! What an attention whore.
by Cryopyre
Wed Mar 18, 2009 8:40 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The radical idea that women are people
Replies: 3259
Views: 302895

Re: The radical idea that women are people

On a philosophical note for this thread, do you think there's a point where desexualization ought to stop?
by Cryopyre
Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:20 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Song Identification!
Replies: 458
Views: 197862

Re: Song Identification!

DrWurm wrote:
Cryopyre wrote:At the FIRST robotics competitions in San Diego I heard this R&B song twice. It had the most epic violining in it that I've ever heard.


No idea what song you're referring to, but *high five* fellow FIRSTer :D what team?


Boxerbots, we'll be at phoenix, how about you?
by Cryopyre
Sun Mar 08, 2009 8:12 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Song Identification!
Replies: 458
Views: 197862

Re: Song Identification!

At the FIRST robotics competitions in San Diego I heard this R&B song twice. It had the most epic violining in it that I've ever heard.
by Cryopyre
Wed Mar 04, 2009 1:19 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Origin of pronunciation of oe in names?
Replies: 43
Views: 9445

Re: Origin of pronunciation of oe in names?

Err... Troller anyone?

Edit:

Also
I like your use of the F word in a forum that is read by children! Ah the power of the Internet and unmoderated, uncensored and unadulterated ramblings.


He is a moderator dumbass.
by Cryopyre
Tue Mar 03, 2009 3:19 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Origin of pronunciation of oe in names?
Replies: 43
Views: 9445

Re: Origin of pronunciation of oe in names?

I just want to add:
Your ass just got beat!

Oh, the lulz!
by Cryopyre
Mon Mar 02, 2009 5:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0550: "Density"
Replies: 184
Views: 65408

Re: "Density" Discussion

This is one of the funniest in a long while imho.

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