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by Sizik
Sun Jul 24, 2016 12:36 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Pokemon Go
Replies: 123
Views: 23707

Re: Pokemon Go

I'd imagine Nintendo wouldn't want it taking market share from the main game series.
by Sizik
Tue Jul 19, 2016 5:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6331
Views: 922813

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Kind of reminds me of the totally intact passport that was found in the street after the 9/11 attacks, thereby allowing the authorities to identify one of the attackers. (It had been reported "lost or stolen" long before the attacks took place, and the rightful owner was rather surprised ...
by Sizik
Thu Jun 30, 2016 11:28 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: English as She Is Spoke [English practice]
Replies: 329
Views: 127852

Re: English as She Is Spoke [English practice]

Quizatzhaderac wrote:As to if and when the spellings of the orally identical "you're" and "your" would merge: I'd say it's probably going to be a long time, unless some kind of intentional spelling reform takes place.


"ur"
by Sizik
Tue Jun 28, 2016 4:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14779
Views: 2286969

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Lazar wrote:Hollywood has now fallen completely through the rabbit hole. "Tetris gets trilogy as story 'too big' to fit into single film."

That's horrible! It should at LEAST be a tetralogy.
by Sizik
Wed Jun 22, 2016 5:49 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Seeking Advise from Puzzle Masters
Replies: 20
Views: 4718

Re: Seeking Advise from Puzzle Masters

With DNA sequences, you could obscure the clues a bit more by only specifying one half of each pair.
For example, if the solution is

Code: Select all

---------
 A G T C
 T C A G
---------


A 25% clue could look like

Code: Select all

---------
 C     G
   T A 
---------
by Sizik
Tue Jun 21, 2016 6:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 50 Dead, 53 Injured in Orlando Gay Club Shooting
Replies: 490
Views: 60327

Re: 50 Dead, 53 Injured in Orlando Gay Club Shooting

Zamfir wrote:
This your daily reminder that the gun control thread is over there.


Specifically, over there
by Sizik
Tue Jun 21, 2016 5:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 966094

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I've been wondering when the time travelers are going to start showing up.
by Sizik
Thu Jun 09, 2016 7:52 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Splitting/Duplication in Humans
Replies: 25
Views: 6760

Re: Asexual Reproduction in Humans

Presuming that mass is conserved, would a 200 lb adult split into two 100 lb 13-year-old-equivalents? What happens to various age/development/maturity-based laws/privileges/restrictions when people can turn into kids willy-nilly?
by Sizik
Wed Jun 08, 2016 4:26 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13405
Views: 1478863

Re: Today I Learned

heuristically_alone wrote:I do know a few male Guadalupes.

Today I learned that women do not like getting massaged whilst sunburned.


I'd think that would be true of most people.
by Sizik
Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:31 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Overwatch
Replies: 173
Views: 36599

Re: Overwatch

Mobility comes from abilities, which could be disabled if you have the flag. There are two flags in CTF. Red flag and Blue flag. Red team defends red flag, blue team defends blue flag. When the flag is captured, the flag then teleports back to the defense-team's base. Honestly, a speedy character l...
by Sizik
Fri May 27, 2016 8:03 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 675
Views: 105935

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

WilliamTheConqueror wrote:i started playing bit.trip runner for funsies and holy SHIT that game is. frustrating. and fun, but mostly frustrating. the soundtrack makes up for it though.

Bit.Trip Beat is a lot more tolerant of mistakes, with an equally good soundtrack.
by Sizik
Tue May 24, 2016 3:23 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Forum Migration
Replies: 412
Views: 736189

Re: Forum Migration

Spoiler:
I wonder if misaligned spoilers and quotes still break things.

Yes, they do. So please don't. I've edited this post to stop it from breaking the page. -phlip
by Sizik
Mon May 23, 2016 2:54 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Bad science jokes!
Replies: 100
Views: 33171

Re: Bad science jokes!

Two slits diverged in a beam, and I —
I'm not sure which one I traveled by,
And that has made all the interference.
by Sizik
Sat May 21, 2016 11:07 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Open puzzle about game
Replies: 36
Views: 6745

Re: Open puzzle about game

If both players have the exact same set of pieces, who goes first?
by Sizik
Mon May 09, 2016 3:07 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Witches Vs. Wizards
Replies: 15
Views: 6746

Re: Witches Vs. Wizards

We've all heard of computer wizards. What are computer witches like?
by Sizik
Mon May 02, 2016 8:31 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Misunderstanding basic math concepts, help please?
Replies: 338
Views: 67051

Re: Misunderstanding basic math concepts, help please?

It might be possible in principle, but in practice it's an insurmountable task. Aren't we talking 'in principle' at the moment? It looks like you are agreeing with me that, in principle, English is an instance of an axiomatic system. @Twistar: 1) Yes, I think English exists as a system. 2) Yes, I t...
by Sizik
Mon May 02, 2016 5:31 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Favorite math jokes
Replies: 1452
Views: 461339

Re: Favorite math jokes

Here's one I just thought up. A man walks into a bar, followed by a line of countably infinite mathematicians. The man orders a beer, and the bartender serves him. The bartender asks the first mathematician for his order. He thinks for a second, then points to the man and says "I'll have what h...
by Sizik
Wed Apr 20, 2016 6:35 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Board games anyone?
Replies: 914
Views: 211126

Re: Board games anyone?

Betrayal at House on the Hill is getting an expansion ! The expansion includes 20 new room tiles—creating a whole extra floor of the haunted house, the rooftop, for players to explore on their adventures—as well as 30 new cards to fill said rooftop with important items and events. Widow’s Walk also ...
by Sizik
Wed Apr 20, 2016 5:53 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: energy currency?
Replies: 63
Views: 19364

Re: energy currency?

DanD wrote:... it does not have a dictated value relative to any other good.


Are you saying that's not the definition of a fiat currency?
by Sizik
Sun Apr 17, 2016 5:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13405
Views: 1478863

Re: Today I Learned

That's pretty much what an RSS feed reader does.
by Sizik
Fri Apr 01, 2016 8:35 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Generalized Fermat's Last Theorem
Replies: 5
Views: 2093

Re: Generalized Fermat's Last Theorem

xn + (-x)n = 0n, for all odd positive integers n.
by Sizik
Fri Apr 01, 2016 5:09 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Generalized Fermat's Last Theorem
Replies: 5
Views: 2093

Re: Generalized Fermat's Last Theorem

Being pedantic with your wording, letting x = z and y = 0 gives you solutions for any x and n.
by Sizik
Thu Mar 31, 2016 10:38 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Colliding Missles
Replies: 11
Views: 3420

Re: Colliding Missles

Assume the missiles are travelling in empty space in the absence of a gravity well.
by Sizik
Thu Mar 24, 2016 6:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What Is this Tool?
Replies: 10
Views: 3574

Re: What Is this Tool?

slinches wrote:Looks like a sheet metal forming tool to me. Maybe to make 90 degree bends to form rectangular ducts?


The jaws look like those of a sheet metal seamer, although it's much larger than any I can find images of. I think forming bends in the middle of a piece of sheet metal is the right idea.
by Sizik
Thu Mar 24, 2016 6:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What Is this Tool?
Replies: 10
Views: 3574

Re: What Is this Tool?

Looks like some sort of clamp?
by Sizik
Sat Mar 19, 2016 10:09 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Mod Madness math
Replies: 9
Views: 2828

Re: Chocolate chips math

These ones are cyclical: 0 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 = 4 + 0 + 1 + 2 + 3 = 3 + 4 + 0 + 1 + 2 = 2 + 3 + 4 + 0 + 1 = 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 0 = 10 zero + five + six + two + seven + eight + four = five + six + two + seven + eight + four + zero = six + two + seven + eight + four + zero + five = two + seven + eight + fou...
by Sizik
Sat Mar 19, 2016 3:37 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Mod Madness math
Replies: 9
Views: 2828

Mod Madness math

Some equations whose truth values don't change under the filters.

four + 5 = nine

two + 6 = 8 + zero

four + six = 5 + 2 + 2 + 1

zero + one - two - three = - 0
by Sizik
Fri Mar 11, 2016 8:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Title Dutch version 'Thing Explainer' is wrong
Replies: 6
Views: 3479

Re: Title Dutch version 'Thing Explainer' is wrong

At what point do compound words become separate words from the words they're made of?
by Sizik
Fri Mar 11, 2016 3:45 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Pi root of -1
Replies: 8
Views: 2531

Re: Pi root of -1

(-1)x = ex*Log(-1) = eiπx = the point in the complex plane that is distance 1 from the origin, and πx radians from the positive real axis. This is +1 for even integers, -1 for odd integers, +i for x = (4n+1)/2 (i.e. 1/2, 5/2, etc.), and -i for x = (4n-1)/2 (i.e. -1/2, 3/2, etc.).
by Sizik
Wed Mar 09, 2016 6:20 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Prime mumber distribution ......
Replies: 2
Views: 2535

Re: Prime mumber distribution ......

by Sizik
Fri Feb 26, 2016 7:58 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Help with the Chain Rule
Replies: 21
Views: 3478

Re: Help with the Chain Rule

For another intuition, a tangent touches a curve in exactly one point but does not intersect it. (At least locally - "far" from the tangent point, the line might intersect the curve, but we're typically just interested in the "local" behavior when talking about tangents.) Doesn'...
by Sizik
Wed Feb 24, 2016 1:51 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: How do satellites not crash into each other?
Replies: 94
Views: 14244

Re: How do satellites not crash into each other?

Space is big.
by Sizik
Tue Feb 23, 2016 11:37 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Is math real?
Replies: 105
Views: 16521

Re: Is math real?

How Can Math Be Real If Our i's Aren't Real
by Sizik
Tue Feb 23, 2016 11:36 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Gravity-temperature musings by Toffo
Replies: 162
Views: 25661

Re: Gravity-temperature musings by Toffo

Give Moving Guy a glass of water. Is there a speed at which the water will freeze?
by Sizik
Mon Feb 22, 2016 7:10 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 675
Views: 105935

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

Dark Souls note to self: Press B AFTER you start climbing down the ladder, not before.
by Sizik
Wed Feb 17, 2016 4:20 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Food pressure
Replies: 3
Views: 2422

Re: Food pressure

Wikipedia says the following: Energy per unit volume has the same physical units as pressure, and in many circumstances is a synonym: for example, the energy density of a magnetic field may be expressed as (and behaves as) a physical pressure, and the energy required to compress a compressed gas a l...
by Sizik
Tue Feb 16, 2016 7:43 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: LIGO Gravity Waves: Questions and Answers
Replies: 49
Views: 8121

Re: LIGO Gravity Waves: Questions and Answers

Because the gravitational waves emitted from the big bang 13.82 billion light-years away (post-inflation) are just now reaching us. Hmm, I don't like that answer for a number of reasons. The idea that gravitational waves that have been traveling for 13.82 billion years are just now reaching us just...
by Sizik
Mon Feb 15, 2016 7:32 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: LIGO Gravity Waves: Questions and Answers
Replies: 49
Views: 8121

Re: LIGO Gravity Waves: Questions and Answers

Because the gravitational waves emitted from the big bang 13.82 billion light-years away (post-inflation) are just now reaching us.

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