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Fri Apr 24, 2009 10:54 am UTC
Topic: 0573: "Parental Trolling"
Replies: 78
Views: 19843

Re: "Parental Trolling" Discussion

Haha evil parenting ftw :-) Pay it forward! the "in" haircut is a double pig-tail with a mohawk? Those gosh danged kids in the future days; when we will have had been their age, we will have had known about fashion! I think her hair is adorable! And where is this mohawk you're talking abou...
Fri Apr 24, 2009 10:31 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Let's get really esoteric: big-endian or little-endian?
Replies: 36
Views: 29404

Re: Let's get really esoteric: big-endian or little-endian?

Little-endian makes sense to me because it means that the least-significant bit, nibble, byte and word all have the same address. Since the least-significant bit is bit 0, then by extension the least-significant byte should also be byte 0 and in bit-addressable memory, bit 0 of byte 0 should be at a...
Wed Apr 15, 2009 6:22 am UTC
Topic: 0568: "Well 2"
Replies: 105
Views: 24622

Re: Discussion of "Well 2"

Here's the problem with permanently aging, rather than dying, from an old Norse myth featured in a book called Mythology: A goddess loves a mortal man, but he will die in a short time based on her lifetime (compare it to the lifetime of a fly and a person), so she asks the king of the gods(Thor?) t...
Wed Apr 01, 2009 2:24 pm UTC
Topic: 0563: "Fermirotica"
Replies: 169
Views: 57372

Re: "Fermirotica" Discussion

I wrote this paper up last night. I'd like comments if anyone has any. I like it :) Very minor (hopefully constructive) criticisms: Some of your reference numbers seem to be off, likely due to the insertion of [2] or [3] after writing the rest of the paper. Equation(s) should probably be numbered t...
Thu Mar 26, 2009 8:21 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: guys growing long hair
Replies: 58
Views: 5096

Re: guys growing long hair

I've been through the poking-my-eyes phase, the tickling-my-nose phase, the getting-into-my-mouth phase but they were all worth it! I'm now at the pony-tail-swinging-into-the-way-when-I-spit-toothpaste-after-brushing-my-teeth-with-annoying-results phase. If I let my hair loose it gets in my way and ...
Thu Mar 26, 2009 6:36 am UTC
Topic: 0558: "1000 Times"
Replies: 266
Views: 48998

Re: "1000 Times" discussion

I vastly prefer: "1500 years ago, everybody knew the earth was the center of the universe, 500 years ago everybody knew the earth was flat... Imagine what you'll know tomorrow." Today, people actually believe that once everyone 'knew' the earth was flat. It's a sad misconception/distortio...
Wed Mar 25, 2009 2:06 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Escape the prison
Replies: 36
Views: 5703

Re: Escape the prison

Finally did it*, after wasting hours I should have spent working.. argh!!!

Edit: * it = Lock & key
Wed Mar 25, 2009 6:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2373482

Hi Kisama! How's the weather in your part of the world? Here a hail storm has just started :shock: Hi Monika! :-) It's hot and sunny here, but luckily I can take refuge in my dim, air-conditioned cubicle 8) I had literally never heard of Tom Lehrer till yesterday, and then I open this thread and th...
Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2373482

Although this is the internet I still seem to have an irrational fear of introducing myself to a large, intimidating group of strangers... I'm 22, male, and from South Africa. I graduated last year as an electronic engineer and am currently settling into my first real job (with a salary and everythi...
Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:53 am UTC
Topic: 0314: "Dating Pools"
Replies: 214
Views: 106134

Re: "Dating Pools" Discussion

When I was 20 I had a (long-distance) girlfriend who was 27, which would be a borderline case of almost creepy, however, my dad's girlfriend was 28 at the time :shock: I'm glad though, because they gave me a cute baby half-brother, which is awesome. :D [/personal_story_nobody_wanted_to_know_about] A...
Tue Mar 24, 2009 8:48 am UTC
Topic: 0535: "It Might be Cool"
Replies: 147
Views: 28953

Re: "It Might be Cool" discussion

It would be cool to be a woman though. You guys get to wear dresses. . . . There are ways... Lynn Conway's Transgender success stories http://ai.eecs.umich.edu/people/conway/TSsuccesses/TSsuccesses.html or the slightly less permanent approach. Miss Vera's Finishing School for Boys who want to be gi...
Tue Mar 24, 2009 7:52 am UTC
Topic: 0559: "No Pun Intended"
Replies: 156
Views: 39578

Re: "No Pun Intended" Discussion

Seeing mostly Americans arguing about the "correct spelling of an English word" on an international forum and making claims that "the correct spelling of a word" is a factual matter, where the difference between the "correct spelling" and the "incorrect spelling&q...
Fri Mar 20, 2009 8:05 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: 2 + 2 = 5
Replies: 175
Views: 55490

Re: 2 + 2 = 5

Ok, how about this: Given: 2 + 2 = 4 Now, \begin{align} -20 \ &= -20 \\ 16 - 36 \ & = 25 - 45 \\ 4^2 - 4 \times 9 \ & = 5^2 - 5 \times 9 \\ 4^2 - 4 \times 9 + \frac{81}{4} \ & = 5^2 - 5 \times 9 + \frac{81}{4} \\ (4 - \frac{9}{2})^2 \ & = (5 - \frac{9}{2})^2 \\ 4...
Wed Mar 18, 2009 12:13 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Escape the prison
Replies: 36
Views: 5703

Re: Escape the prison

I thought of a slightly different way of doing it. |0|7| 8 | 9 | |1|6| 11 |10 | |2|5|12/14 |15 | |3|4| 13 |16 | in 12 he doesn't kill the inmate the first time, meaning that cell is not the scene of crime at first. He moves to 13, kills that guy, then returns in 14 to commit the murder and make ...
Wed Mar 18, 2009 11:31 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: 2 + 2 = 5
Replies: 175
Views: 55490

Re: 2 + 2 = 5

Ok, how about this: Given: 2 + 2 = 4 Now, \begin{align} -20 \ &= -20 \\ 16 - 36 \ & = 25 - 45 \\ 4^2 - 4 \times 9 \ & = 5^2 - 5 \times 9 \\ 4^2 - 4 \times 9 + \frac{81}{4} \ & = 5^2 - 5 \times 9 + \frac{81}{4} \\ (4 - \frac{9}{2})^2 \ & = (5 - \frac{9}{2})^2 \\ 4 ...
Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:42 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: "Piracy" or "Maritime Terrorism"
Replies: 24
Views: 4369

Re: "Piracy" or "Maritime Terrorism"

Bobber wrote:Kisama: What an obnoxious fucking signature.

Indeed you may be correct sir :<

Fixed :D

Back on topic, it sucks how people can be stereotyped as terrorists just because of their religious beliefs.
Mon Mar 09, 2009 7:07 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: "Piracy" or "Maritime Terrorism"
Replies: 24
Views: 4369

Re: "Piracy" or "Maritime Terrorism"

I'm shocked at this news, but their true aim is quite obvious! If pirates are considered terrorists then innocent Pastafarians dressed in their pirate regalia will be harassed at airports (and worse.. seaports) and suffer other forms of persecution! This is probably a way to get back at worshippers ...