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by zealo
Mon May 12, 2008 5:05 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Teen arrested dressed up as ninja
Replies: 38
Views: 3308

Re: Teen arrested dressed up as ninja

so no videos of people destroying things with swords? :(
by zealo
Mon May 12, 2008 4:40 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Should America retire the Penny? (Also, let's compare money)
Replies: 174
Views: 17913

Re: Should America retire the Penny? (Also, let's compare money)

one way to solve the issue would be causing massive deflation. just not issue new money for a year, or 10 years. probably a few negative effects from this but it's worth it if it allows us to keep the penny worth having right?
by zealo
Sat May 10, 2008 11:08 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Should America retire the Penny? (Also, let's compare money)
Replies: 174
Views: 17913

Re: Should America retire the Penny? (Also, let's compare money)

yeyui wrote:the smallest us coin had a value, in today's USD, of just over $.043. (+stuff)


i totally agree, though i assume you meant $0.43? i know i'm nit picking, but it matters
by zealo
Fri May 09, 2008 3:28 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Teen arrested dressed up as ninja
Replies: 38
Views: 3308

Re: Teen arrested dressed up as ninja

i can't find a video of someone destroying a car with a sword :(
by zealo
Thu May 08, 2008 5:23 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Should America retire the Penny? (Also, let's compare money)
Replies: 174
Views: 17913

Re: Should America retire the Penny? (Also, let's compare money)

so every american is paying 10 cents a year for the right to spend time counting pennies? the direct cost is not huge issue then (although wasn't someone earlier in the thread was saying the possibility of losing up to two cents due to rounding was horrifying), but how many people get paid to count ...
by zealo
Thu May 08, 2008 3:14 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Should America retire the Penny? (Also, let's compare money)
Replies: 174
Views: 17913

Re: Should America retire the Penny? (Also, let's compare money)

bills would be cheaper to make than coins i would have thought?

if th government took the money currently spent (or wasted depending on your point of view) on pennies and turned it into a tax cut, would anyone actually complain? would anyone here actually try to justify that complaint?
by zealo
Thu May 08, 2008 12:18 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Should America retire the Penny? (Also, let's compare money)
Replies: 174
Views: 17913

Re: Should America retire the Penny? (Also, let's compare money)

so am i the only one who wants to see the end of the 5c piece?
by zealo
Wed May 07, 2008 5:31 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Should I press Charges?
Replies: 37
Views: 3253

Re: Should I press Charges?

the school should deal with it, the more involved in his punishment you are the more likely it is he (and/or his friends) will blame you and possibly try to get 'even'.
thats how i would look at it anyway.
by zealo
Wed May 07, 2008 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Should America retire the Penny? (Also, let's compare money)
Replies: 174
Views: 17913

Re: Should America retire the Penny? (Also, let's compare money)

but why 2 decimal places? 3 would be much 'better'
by zealo
Wed May 07, 2008 5:13 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Should America retire the Penny? (Also, let's compare money)
Replies: 174
Views: 17913

Re: Should America retire the Penny? (Also, let's compare money)

Then you should find this interesting: Australian Money to the Red-Green Colorblind (no red cones) More color filtering at Wickline.org . And, to further the point of US money not being hard to distinguish at limited eyesight -- I don't have limited eyesight and thus have never tried to learn how t...
by zealo
Wed May 07, 2008 4:35 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Should America retire the Penny? (Also, let's compare money)
Replies: 174
Views: 17913

Re: Should America retire the Penny? (Also, let's compare money)

can you identify all of these? 1 20 5 10 50 100 1 Only problematic one was the $50 because I haven't seen a $50 in real life in probably 10 years not to mention the fact that it's a new fifty. Though I'm still not 100% on it. touche 6/7 it appears you are more familiar with these notes than i am wi...
by zealo
Wed May 07, 2008 4:19 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Should America retire the Penny? (Also, let's compare money)
Replies: 174
Views: 17913

Re: Should America retire the Penny? (Also, let's compare money)

since americans value tradition over common sense Leave your trolling elsewhere. unless i am mistaken, it is the same issue... practicality and benefit for society vs tradition and possibility making the change could fuck everything up. (or is "i like pennies" a serious argument?) while i...
by zealo
Wed May 07, 2008 3:45 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Should America retire the Penny? (Also, let's compare money)
Replies: 174
Views: 17913

Re: Should America retire the Penny? (Also, let's compare money)

since americans value tradition over common sense , i think its safe to say the penny won't be abandoned any time soon. i recently learned that due to increased demand (mostly from china) of copper, nickel, and aluminium (screw you firefox spell checker, aluminum is wrong), the australian 5, 10 and ...
by zealo
Tue May 06, 2008 2:18 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Hurt/Heal
Replies: 425
Views: 25475

Re: Hurt/Heal

Coheed and Cambria - 12 heal
Lynyrd Skynyrd - 16
Alestorm - 10
Steely Dan - 14
Hot Chip - 14
The Dandy Warhols - 12
The Avalanches - 16
Faithless - 12
CSNY - 10
Europa Galante - 12
Feeder - 4
Frank Sinatra 6 hurt
by zealo
Tue May 06, 2008 12:56 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Let's ruin songs with knowledge!
Replies: 782
Views: 66857

Re: Let's ruin songs with knowledge!

if you believe you can fly, if you believe you can touch the sky, if you think about it every night and day, if you want to spread your wings and fly away, if you believe you can soar... why the hell are you singing for a career? your flying demonstrations will earn you enough money to pee on all th...
by zealo
Mon May 05, 2008 4:34 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Let's ruin songs with knowledge!
Replies: 782
Views: 66857

Re: Let's ruin songs with knowledge!

you claim that it is 2 minutes to midnight at the start of the song, and repeat this claim several times all the way through to the end of the song, and the song is 6 minutes long. i'm no mathematician, but i believe your watch is broken.
by zealo
Mon May 05, 2008 1:47 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Silly/Interesting physics problem
Replies: 11
Views: 1517

Re: Silly/Interesting physics problem

about 1 m/s

assuming a repetitive action where the cup continually removes water from the pool, one cupful at a time. may take a while though.
by zealo
Mon May 05, 2008 1:56 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Hurt/Heal
Replies: 425
Views: 25475

Re: Hurt/Heal

Van Halen - 20 ++ Lynyrd Skynyrd - 16 Alestorm - 10 Steely Dan - 14 Hot Chip - 14 The Dandy Warhols - 12 The Avalanches - 14 Faithless - 12 CSNY - 10 Europa Galante - 12 Feeder - 6 Frank Sinatra 8 -- THE HALLS: The Halls wrote: HALL OF THE WIN: Van Halen Muse Pink Floyd Queen Radiohead Oasis Daft Pu...
by zealo
Mon May 05, 2008 1:01 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Hurt/Heal
Replies: 425
Views: 25475

Re: Hurt/Heal

Van Halen - 16 HEAL Lynyrd Skynyrd - 16 Björk - 0 HURT Steely Dan - 14 Hot Chip - 14 The Dandy Warhols - 12 The Avalanches - 14 Faithless - 12 CSNY - 10 Europa Galante - 12 Feeder - 8 Frank Sinatra 10 HALL OF SHAME Björk ADDED: Tool Van Halen - 16 Lynyrd Skynyrd - 16 Tool - 10 Steely Dan - 14 Hot Ch...
by zealo
Sun May 04, 2008 10:47 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Hurt/Heal
Replies: 425
Views: 25475

Re: Hurt/Heal

anyone want to show a list of current hall of fame/shame?

Van Halen - 14 heal
Lynyrd Skynyrd - 16
Björk - 4 hurt
Steely Dan - 14
Hot Chip - 14
The Dandy Warhols - 10
The Avalanches - 14
Faithless - 12
CSNY - 10
Europa Galante - 12
Feeder - 8
Frank Sinatra 10
by zealo
Sun May 04, 2008 10:42 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Hurt heal game (bands)
Replies: 7
Views: 1676

Re: Hurt heal game (bands)

hmmmm... that settles that
by zealo
Sun May 04, 2008 1:36 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Hurt heal game (bands)
Replies: 7
Views: 1676

Re: Hurt heal game (bands)

reasoning and/or commentary is optional, your choices in hurting and healing tend to make it obvious what you think though.

Tool 22
The Mars Volta 22
Linkin Park 14 -2
Hilltop Hoods 20
Death Cab for Cutie 20
Slayer 20
Children of Bodom 22 +2
Led Zeppelin 20
by zealo
Sun May 04, 2008 12:24 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Hurt heal game (bands)
Replies: 7
Views: 1676

Re: Hurt heal game (bands)

Tool 22 +2
The Mars Volta 20
Linkin Park 18 -2
Hilltop Hoods 20
Death Cab for Cutie 20
Slayer 20
Children of Bodom 20
Led Zeppelin 20
by zealo
Sun May 04, 2008 12:23 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Hurt heal game (bands)
Replies: 7
Views: 1676

Hurt heal game (bands)

it works like this: there is a list of bands which start with 20 points each. your job is to add 2 points to one band and subtract 2 points from some other, lesser band. when a band reaches 40 points it is removed from the list and placed in the hall of fame. however, when a band reaches 0 it is put...
by zealo
Fri May 02, 2008 10:29 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Australian man claims perpetual motion machine
Replies: 58
Views: 6577

Re: Australian man claims perpetual motion machine

I don't think you can use the coriolis effect as a power source because it is not a real force, it only appears when you are in a rotating reference frame.

the earth's surface is not a rotating reference frame?
by zealo
Thu May 01, 2008 6:03 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Bizarre facts
Replies: 234
Views: 44578

Re: Bizarre facts

is it that the eyes work different, or the brain processes the input different?
by zealo
Thu May 01, 2008 6:00 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Bio-diesel
Replies: 12
Views: 1781

Re: Bio-diesel

what do you do when everyone starts using the grease though?

sure, i respect anyone who has access to cooking oil which would otherwise be thrown away and uses it, i just can't see it totally replacing gasoline.
by zealo
Thu May 01, 2008 5:36 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Extradition of Vancouver's 3
Replies: 83
Views: 8031

Re: Extradition of Vancouver's 3

so people in this situation(for any applicable crime) can be forced to serve the full american punishment AND the full canadian punishment? :|
by zealo
Thu May 01, 2008 5:29 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Australian man claims perpetual motion machine
Replies: 58
Views: 6577

Re: Australian man claims perpetual motion machine

to draw energy from this you would need a gear that is free to rotate hooked up to a turbine? would the power be dependent on the mass or radius of said turbine? what would you need for say 1 MW of power? I think your first problem is that in order to draw power from the Earth's rotation you need s...
by zealo
Thu May 01, 2008 4:59 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Extradition of Vancouver's 3
Replies: 83
Views: 8031

Re: Extradition of Vancouver's 3

if, for some insane reason, an American sold seeds like this to Canadians, could (s)he theoretically be extradited to Canada to face their court punishment if Canada decides to enforce the treaty?
by zealo
Wed Apr 30, 2008 10:26 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Extradition of Vancouver's 3
Replies: 83
Views: 8031

Re: Extradition of Vancouver's 3

i take it back then.

i personally would be against extradition in those cases though.
by zealo
Wed Apr 30, 2008 4:33 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Extradition of Vancouver's 3
Replies: 83
Views: 8031

Re: Extradition of Vancouver's 3

i assume they know who the buyers are (otherwise how are they going to prove anything was even sent?) i also assume that if American police have the time to arrest teenagers for drinking in a private home, they have time to arrest people for buying these seeds...

this is not on topic though i guess.
by zealo
Wed Apr 30, 2008 4:13 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Australian man claims perpetual motion machine
Replies: 58
Views: 6577

Re: Australian man claims perpetual motion machine

In order to generate power from the rotation of the Earth, you'd have to slow the Earth down. Even slowing it by a small amount could generate quite a lot of energy, but then you don't want to be disrupting the Earth's rotational cycle too much. Why would anything be more efficient at the poles? i ...
by zealo
Wed Apr 30, 2008 4:01 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Extradition of Vancouver's 3
Replies: 83
Views: 8031

Re: Extradition of Vancouver's 3

i just assumed the buyers were already in jail with sore rectums...
by zealo
Wed Apr 30, 2008 3:33 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Extradition of Vancouver's 3
Replies: 83
Views: 8031

Re: Extradition of Vancouver's 3

Imagine if a Chinese man (a creepy, forty-year-old Chinese man) seduced a 14-year (age of consent in China, according to an aside in a Slate article; it's for the sake of argument, so I don't think I need a citation) old BC girl over the internet, bought her a plane ticked to Guangzhou, and was fou...
by zealo
Wed Apr 30, 2008 3:13 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The reverence for the American constitution
Replies: 141
Views: 10966

Re: The reverence for the American constitution

for US citizens yes, i had to submit to fingerprinting, a pat down search, my bags searched and walking through a metal detector just to enter the country.
by zealo
Wed Apr 30, 2008 4:57 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Australian man claims perpetual motion machine
Replies: 58
Views: 6577

Re: Australian man claims perpetual motion machine

how expensive would it be to generate power from the rotation of the earth? would i be correct in assuming this is more efficient at the poles than the equator?
by zealo
Tue Apr 29, 2008 4:41 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Warcraft 3
Replies: 40
Views: 10711

Re: Warcraft 3

WW3 maps, defend the lich king, tower wars, gangster wars

never liked dota, footman frenzy was fun
by zealo
Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:00 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Extradition of Vancouver's 3
Replies: 83
Views: 8031

Re: Extradition of Vancouver's 3

However, didn't the 3 accused sell pot through the mail, to the US, where pot is illegal? That seems to warrant punishment to me... i disagree, why should anyone be expected to know the laws of some random country? laser pointers just got banned in australia, if some american sold one to someone in...
by zealo
Sun Apr 27, 2008 11:52 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: ANZAC day
Replies: 15
Views: 2261

Re: ANZAC day

but in recent years it has taken on a much more unsavoury patriotic nature.


elaborate? :S

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