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by Cryopyre
Mon Mar 02, 2009 2:30 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Origin of pronunciation of oe in names?
Replies: 43
Views: 9435

Re: Origin of pronunciation of oe in names?

I figured it was foreign, he's from Canada, so I had figured French (maybe). However, I think German might be right on the mark.
by Cryopyre
Mon Mar 02, 2009 2:16 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Origin of pronunciation of oe in names?
Replies: 43
Views: 9435

Re: Origin of pronunciation of oe in names?

I know someone with an oe in their last name, which is Boesel.

The oe is pronounced like an ae, however, so you get a name that sounds exactly like basil.

I have no idea how this came to be.
by Cryopyre
Wed Feb 25, 2009 2:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: California may legalize pot, for the tax revenue
Replies: 95
Views: 9960

Re: California may legalize pot, for the tax revenue

bullshit. Ugh, I hate shit like that, isn't that how they banned alcohol? I know that congress stopped protests cuz it interfered with interstate commerce.
by Cryopyre
Wed Feb 25, 2009 2:27 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: More extremists denied UK entrance: Phelps Family
Replies: 44
Views: 4330

Re: More extremists denied UK entrance: Phelps Family

Someone here needs to register a domain called "godhates<<rediculously random item here>>.com"

Like: godhatestrafficsigns.com

Anyways, extend to a completely ridiculous parody.
by Cryopyre
Sat Feb 07, 2009 4:53 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: scariest game moment - ***spoiler warning***
Replies: 232
Views: 22888

Re: scariest game moment - ***spoiler warning***

Oh gawd. Fast zombies were my least favorite of least favorites. They had so many ways to corner you. And when you waited for that cable car they would start climbing up those pipes. That was the worst. On top of it all were the silhouettes of leaping fast zombies in the distance.
by Cryopyre
Fri Jan 16, 2009 1:13 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Man rubbed with spices; other beaten with 8-inch sausage
Replies: 23
Views: 3067

Re: Man rubbed with spices; other beaten with 8-inch sausage

Grav wrote:Beaten by a sausage? That's the wurst!

Holy loly. U win sum internetz urself mr Grav.
by Cryopyre
Thu Jan 15, 2009 5:11 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri / Civilization Multiplayer
Replies: 117
Views: 12793

Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri / Civilization Multiplayer

Games: Alpha Centauri
Interested in: Any way in which to play (never done online)
Interested in TCP/IP? No
Hours available: Only about 2 a day
Notes: Newbie, go easy
by Cryopyre
Thu Jan 15, 2009 3:43 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: 9 [one-character-titles are dumb ~4d.]
Replies: 71
Views: 9998

Re: 9

There are porn sounds in the beginning of the movie (volume must be turned up pretty high).

And then it sounds like there's a baby crying in 3:03 to 3:09 (again, volume way up)

Which is kinda funky, but obviously a joke.
by Cryopyre
Wed Jan 14, 2009 7:00 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Fuck Airlines
Replies: 74
Views: 6752

Re: Fuck Airlines

Once, on a flight from New York to Phoenix they played a dance flick, infomercials, and Two & a Half Men.
by Cryopyre
Wed Jan 14, 2009 6:51 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: LIGHT-SPEED Collision
Replies: 9
Views: 1296

Re: LIGHT-SPEED Collision

Yeah, except it wouldn't just disintegrate, everyone in the area would die, you have a relativity bomb.

Such totally awesome things.
by Cryopyre
Wed Jan 14, 2009 6:39 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Nitpicky design failure (Merge'd Game Mechanics)
Replies: 285
Views: 23869

Re: Nitpicky design failures in awesome games

Hopefully tactile game-clothing will help the 'red sight' thing. Because it'll feel like a real bullet hitting you in the crotch, when someone shoots you there. So if someone takes a machine gun to your crotch, it'll be pretty darn orgasmic, because it can't actually hit you with the force of a bul...
by Cryopyre
Tue Jan 06, 2009 5:39 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Morality and Logic
Replies: 117
Views: 13048

Re: Can morality be based on logic?

I am an advocate of the evolved moral perspective. That is, morality is based on the logic of survival, specifically, we as humans are pack creatures, living in tribes, or clans, or nations, and our morals evolved to reflect this. I will explain. Yes—but that's a descriptive story about how we got ...
by Cryopyre
Tue Jan 06, 2009 4:29 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Nitpicky design failure (Merge'd Game Mechanics)
Replies: 285
Views: 23869

Re: Nitpicky design failures in awesome games

As I play SMAC, I realize how much easier the game would be if I could move in stacks or armies.
by Cryopyre
Sun Jan 04, 2009 7:05 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Miscellaneous Science Questions
Replies: 2949
Views: 710017

Re: Some astronomy / physics questions

Can I ask a related question, has the BLT found any exoplanets, or observed any cool small ones?
by Cryopyre
Sun Jan 04, 2009 6:56 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Oops, I accidentally a whole meme.
Replies: 153
Views: 22399

Re: Oops, I accidentally a whole meme.

We need less construction of memes and more field tests.

I say we sling what we have a few times in /b/
by Cryopyre
Sun Jan 04, 2009 6:32 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: scariest game moment - ***spoiler warning***
Replies: 232
Views: 22888

Re: scariest game moment - ***spoiler warning***

I think one of the scariest I've played was Alpha Centauri (I don't play many scary games), but that's because I was a little kid. I have to say that those secret project cutscenes can be freaky, and the music isn't much better either. I remember when I completed the Dream Twister secret project and...
by Cryopyre
Sun Jan 04, 2009 6:21 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Morality and Logic
Replies: 117
Views: 13048

Re: Can morality employ logic?

I am an advocate of the evolved moral perspective. That is, morality is based on the logic of survival, specifically, we as humans are pack creatures, living in tribes, or clans, or nations, and our morals evolved to reflect this. I will explain. I subscribe to this theory because I feel that it mos...
by Cryopyre
Sat Jan 03, 2009 8:26 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: HAPPY NEW YEAR
Replies: 16
Views: 1295

Re: HAPPY NEW YEAR

Does anyone find it even slightly interesting that these celebrations represent the actions of rocky and fiery celestial bodies at screaming speeds.

That's so cool!
by Cryopyre
Sat Jan 03, 2009 8:14 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words you think English should have or bring back.
Replies: 643
Views: 166752

Re: Missing Words, Words You Think We Should Have

Ebble sounds cool.

And then there's Krepichy, might be worth googling that word, because there's a definition somewhere in the tubes for it.
by Cryopyre
Sat Jan 03, 2009 7:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8668
Views: 1798946

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

We could make a site like ICHC for these! Except funny!
by Cryopyre
Sat Jan 03, 2009 7:33 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Why can I hear hot water?
Replies: 14
Views: 1878

Re: Why can I hear hot water?

What if it's different water pressures from different reservoirs, the cold and hot?
by Cryopyre
Sat Jan 03, 2009 7:25 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: speed of light in a black hole
Replies: 15
Views: 2188

Re: speed of light.

The clearest explanation for the speed of light as an ultimate limit is that in four dimensional spacetime, everything has the same "speed". You can divide up the space and time components however you like, but you can't exceed the fixed speed. For instance, a massless particle, such as a...
by Cryopyre
Mon Dec 29, 2008 7:26 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Pavlov's foreplay
Replies: 41
Views: 4886

Re: Pavlov's foreplay

Do you mean turned on at the ring of a bell or orgasm at the ring of a bell. I think they're both possible, but one will obviously be more difficult.
by Cryopyre
Mon Dec 15, 2008 10:58 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Charged Ice Coil Gun
Replies: 31
Views: 2731

Re: Charged Ice Coil Gun

Not necessarily, if you freeze it quickly you can freeze the salt inside the water. The only reason what you're describing happens is because the salt filled water melts and freezes at different temps.
by Cryopyre
Mon Dec 15, 2008 6:15 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Charged Ice Coil Gun
Replies: 31
Views: 2731

Re: Charged Ice Coil Gun

yeah, he's talking about electrolysis.
by Cryopyre
Mon Dec 15, 2008 5:06 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Cool games on the interweb
Replies: 1035
Views: 200452

Re: Cool games on the interweb redux

It's glitchy as hell. I had my balls escape twice from a trap.
by Cryopyre
Thu Dec 11, 2008 1:43 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: That is cruel.
Replies: 201
Views: 16849

Re: That is cruel.

QFT!

LOL!

Yeah, I only use "l0l" on IM... too make them feel good

lost twenty dollars and my self respect
by Cryopyre
Wed Dec 10, 2008 1:09 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Great things that happened to you today*
Replies: 1346
Views: 175187

Re: Great things that happened to you today*

It's been a few days, but I'm still beaming so I'm going to brag nonetheless. Went to the semi-formal, this foreign exchange girlfrom China who talks to me here and there wanted a pic with me, and she wrapped her arm around mine, that was the first nice thing. I was then going to dance with her but ...
by Cryopyre
Tue Dec 09, 2008 5:24 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Hummus + x = delicious. Solve for x.
Replies: 96
Views: 10415

Re: Hummus + x = delicious. Solve for x.

X=Salt and pepper chips.
by Cryopyre
Tue Dec 09, 2008 4:23 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Are (Highstreet) PC games a dying breed?
Replies: 91
Views: 7375

Re: Are (Highstreet) PC games a dying breed?

Yeah, but I think Yahoo said it best, the developers pander to the main two consoles first, and then make the Wii an after-thought. This just means that Wii's motion control sensor's will never reach their full potential.
by Cryopyre
Mon Dec 08, 2008 6:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0514: "Simultaneous"
Replies: 144
Views: 28895

Re: "Simultaneous" Discussion

I bet when she told him about Lorentz contraction he had one bruised ego.
by Cryopyre
Sun Dec 07, 2008 10:04 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Room temperature superconductor advance
Replies: 35
Views: 3478

Re: Room temperature superconductor advance

Is this some kind of super-symmetry joke?
by Cryopyre
Thu Dec 04, 2008 4:48 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Room temperature superconductor advance
Replies: 35
Views: 3478

Re: Room temperature superconductor advance

Does anyone know why materials superconduct, or why they also reflect magnetism? To me it would seem that a superconductor would simply attract everything because if you brought let's say a positive charge next to it, the superconductor's quick flow of electrons would mean an immediate negative char...
by Cryopyre
Thu Dec 04, 2008 4:30 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: This is idea fuel for SciFi
Replies: 94
Views: 9264

Re: This is idea fuel for SciFi

I recently did a talk on blackholes, and one property struck me as very interesting for a sci-fi story. A little known fact is that rotating blackholes actually have 2 event horizons. Once you fall through the outer-one, you're doomed to fall inwards, just as for ordinary black holes. But only unti...
by Cryopyre
Thu Dec 04, 2008 4:24 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Solar Powered Slug
Replies: 32
Views: 3351

Re: Solar Powered Slug

Now this is cool: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/11/081125112958.htm The sea slug, however, works a little differently. Its main food source is a specific type of alga. “It makes a cut in the alga, sucks out the cytoplasm [the material inside the alga] and digests most of it,” explains M...
by Cryopyre
Thu Dec 04, 2008 4:21 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: [Physics]Light (it's speed and fun things to do with it...)
Replies: 27
Views: 3442

Re: [Physics]Light (it's speed and fun things to do with it...)

How does one derive relativity? I thought the key components of it could only be observed

I mean
Spoiler:
The one that light is a constant
by Cryopyre
Thu Dec 04, 2008 4:14 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: [Physics]Light (it's speed and fun things to do with it...)
Replies: 27
Views: 3442

Re: [Physics]Light (it's speed and fun things to do with it...)

Lol, spoiler tags. Well relativity is always important to keep in mind when talking about light. Light is a constant, so wherever you are you will always observe it travelling the spped of light, which is why things like time slowing down and things contracting are side-effects of high "relativ...
by Cryopyre
Mon Nov 24, 2008 5:44 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Quantum of Solace
Replies: 40
Views: 7319

Re: Quantum of Solace

That must be the readhead, I'm thinking of Olga Kurylenko
by Cryopyre
Mon Nov 24, 2008 2:10 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Quantum of Solace
Replies: 40
Views: 7319

Re: Quantum of Solace

I just saw it, pretty fun, but suffers from the editing in action sequences that attempt to draw you into the excitement, but just make you confused.

And the bond chick this time (not the oil one, the other one) was the cutest yet IMO. Also had a pretty nifty storyline
by Cryopyre
Tue Nov 18, 2008 5:27 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: SMAC Carbon on Mac OS 10.6 (problem with saving progress)
Replies: 114
Views: 12026

Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri - Great Game, or Greatest Game?

I just got me SMAC in a totally legal manner.

I remember being scared shitless by dream twister, and other things when I was little, now, this game rocks, pure nostalgic win.

I love this game.

I want a sequel.

*sobs*

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