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by Carlington
Mon Jul 20, 2009 1:26 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Song Identification!
Replies: 458
Views: 175066

Re: Song Identification!

I've had this song in my head for 2 years or so now. I don't know the artist, the title, or even the lyrics really. I can only remember the prechorsu and chorus melody, and some half-assed lyrics. The prechorus is one line 3 times. Sounds like 'I'm running', sung with a long 'u'... 'I'm ruuuning, I...
by Carlington
Mon Jul 20, 2009 12:12 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Recommend one artist
Replies: 1012
Views: 240916

Re: Recommend one artist

Well, I'll recommend three, and give my favourite song for each: Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Death of a Martian http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbEpMdrB9NY Tenacious D - Tribute http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcJwz7wu8_s Killswitch Engaged - The End of Heartache http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wG6pSfgde...
by Carlington
Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:23 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: So, Any Of You Play The Guitar?
Replies: 157
Views: 18857

Re: So, Any Of You Play The Guitar?

I have played guitar for about a year now. I know a few songs, but mostly I lack any idea of what I want to learn. All the songs I want to learn, RHCP stuff mostly, look too scary. At present, the list of songs I can play in full is fairly modest: Horse With No Name - Artist Unknown I'll Be There Fo...
by Carlington
Mon Jul 20, 2009 3:52 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Mathematics: Discovered or Invented?
Replies: 39
Views: 4152

Re: Mathematics: Discovered or Invented?

Right, good point.

It was both. We discovered all the known mathematical properties of the universe, and invented a system to describe them in terms we can understand.
by Carlington
Mon Jul 20, 2009 3:19 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Mathematics: Discovered or Invented?
Replies: 39
Views: 4152

Re: Mathematics: Discovered or Invented?

I find the notion that we could invent anything ridiculous. Wait, what? I should clarify. What I meant was, we have a perception that we invented things, but really, that perception could differ between every single person living. For instance, we invented the car, sure. But, you and I could see a ...
by Carlington
Mon Jul 20, 2009 3:17 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [AUS] Sydney: home of the Kurnell Desalination Plant
Replies: 1677
Views: 420063

Re: SYDNEY PEOPLE! (Currently Orgasmising: 21 June 2009)

|Erasmus| wrote:In that case... Victory is MIIIIIIIIIINE!


I doubt that very much, sir.
by Carlington
Sun Jul 19, 2009 3:07 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why are some things difficult to discuss in society?
Replies: 23
Views: 3171

Re: Why are some things difficult to discuss in society?

@SummerGlauFan, I will cover your two original examples as best as I can, with my 15-year-old perspective on the world. On the topic of sex: We, as a society, choose not to discuss it because we see the parts of the anatomy involved (i.e. the penis and vagina, to generalise) as "dirty" par...
by Carlington
Sun Jul 19, 2009 2:52 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Mathematics: Discovered or Invented?
Replies: 39
Views: 4152

Re: Mathematics: Discovered or Invented?

I find the notion that we could invent anything ridiculous. We are just a bundle of vague sensory perceptions. THere isn't even any evidence that you and I see the universe in the same way.
by Carlington
Sun Jul 19, 2009 2:32 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Favorite Perpetual Motion Machines
Replies: 105
Views: 10932

Re: Favorite Propetual Motion Machines

In which case you were right. But Energy can't disappear, due to Law of Conservation of Energy. Hmmmm...


I can only figure that if such a Universe existed, it would operate under different laws to our own, thus allowing energy to vanish.
by Carlington
Sun Jul 19, 2009 2:29 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [AUS] Sydney: home of the Kurnell Desalination Plant
Replies: 1677
Views: 420063

Re: SYDNEY PEOPLE! (Currently Orgasmising: 21 June 2009)

Oh-HO-ho-ho!

Oh, really?

Do you really?

Well, I have just one thing to say to that!

I...um...err...well...I have nothing to back this up with.
by Carlington
Sun Jul 19, 2009 1:48 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [AUS] Sydney: home of the Kurnell Desalination Plant
Replies: 1677
Views: 420063

Re: SYDNEY PEOPLE! (Currently Orgasmising: 21 June 2009)

Well...I'm a Newcastle person. We are NOT just a mini-Sydney up the coast. But, also, I'm 15. and have school, work, etc. Also parents. That's a biggie. I would have large difficulties going to Sydney, especially for the purposes of getting trashed and singing loudly, and off-key, no matter how much...
by Carlington
Sun Jul 19, 2009 1:19 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Favorite Perpetual Motion Machines
Replies: 105
Views: 10932

Re: Favorite Propetual Motion Machines

I'm not certain which way around this works (I'm trying to learn physics, I really am!) but the frequency would decrease if the gravity pulled more strongly on objects closer to it. I thought gravity worked more strongly on objects further away? And, if so, this would pull the furthest away part of ...
by Carlington
Sun Jul 19, 2009 1:10 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Sprechen Sie Deutsch bitte! [German practice]
Replies: 872
Views: 222036

Re: Sprechen Sie Deutsch bitte! [German practice]

Danke für deine Korrektur (again!) Antwort: Das stimmt, aber ich denke Englisch ist nicht so einfacher, weil es gibt nicht so viel Verbformen. Auch, es ist eine Nachteil, dass es nur eine Wort "The" gibt. Deutsch gibt viel Worter "Der, Die, Das" usw. Vielleicht ist das warum Deut...
by Carlington
Sun Jul 19, 2009 12:19 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Ponderances
Replies: 31
Views: 2402

Re: Ponderances

Thanks, ThinkerEmeritus and Viadd. One thing to clarify, though: The only sub-atomic particles/waves I know are protons, neutrons, electrons, alpha and baeta particles and gamma particles/waves. What is a pion? Also, this one is for a friend of mine: How exactly is light converted into heat? She has...
by Carlington
Sat Jul 18, 2009 9:57 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Sprechen Sie Deutsch bitte! [German practice]
Replies: 872
Views: 222036

Re: Sprechen Sie Deutsch bitte! [German practice]

Danke für deine Korrektur, Monika. Ein paar auf das habe ich schon geweißt. Auch war viel auf das Korrektur nur Typos. Auch, natürlich hast dein Englisch nach zwei Jahren schlechter gewesen, weil Englisch kein Sinn geergeben.(makes no sense?) :P ((Auf Englisch, for clarity: I should have picked up o...
by Carlington
Sat Jul 18, 2009 9:36 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions
Replies: 4059
Views: 322987

Re: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions

singlefin wrote:
gmalivuk wrote:Owls.


Sir, whilst you may be technically correct, I must inquire as to the identity of such a personage that gives a hoot. To wit, who?


Sir, I salute you.
by Carlington
Sat Jul 18, 2009 9:11 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Ponderances
Replies: 31
Views: 2402

Re: Ponderances

Okay, cool. Thanks for all that, guys. i think that has helped me get my head around some stuff. I'll be sure to check out that book as well. It'd be a library tome, wouldn't it? On an unrelated note, I have something else I'm bothered by. In the nucleus of an atom, the protons are kept from repelli...
by Carlington
Tue Jul 14, 2009 2:27 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Favorite Perpetual Motion Machines
Replies: 105
Views: 10932

Re: Favorite Propetual Motion Machines

antonfire, You have the tiger by the tail, but where does that huge amount of energy come from that stops it being perpetual motion! It seems sensible to say that the ocean gets mixed as a result of being heated unevenly by the sun. So, the energy, like most usable energy on our planet, comes from ...
by Carlington
Mon Jul 13, 2009 5:05 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Strange but delicious combinations (Merged: Weird Snacks)
Replies: 256
Views: 46426

Re: Strange but delicious combinations (Merged: Weird Snacks)

Potato chips, either crinkle-cut or crisps, of either original or chicken flavour, on a sandwich, with cheese and tomato sauce. Super-wich!
by Carlington
Mon Jul 13, 2009 4:33 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Ponderances
Replies: 31
Views: 2402

Re: Ponderances

But since there is infinite space for that mass do be distibuted over...

No, wait, you're right. Since infinity/any finite value=a finite value.

That helps
by Carlington
Mon Jul 13, 2009 4:32 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Sprechen Sie Deutsch bitte! [German practice]
Replies: 872
Views: 222036

Re: Sprechen Sie Deutsch bitte! [German practice]

Guten Tag, alle!

Ich habe dieses Thema noch heute gefundet, aber ich will hoffentlich viel spaß haben! Ich habe schon zwei Jahre Deutch gelernt aber, ich denke, dass ich schrecklich bin. Da ist viel auf deutsch ich verstehe nicht, aber ich bin eine gute Schuler.

Bis bald!

Tschuß!
by Carlington
Mon Jul 13, 2009 4:10 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Ponderances
Replies: 31
Views: 2402

Ponderances

Now bear with me on this one, I wasn't sure whether it belongs here or in the Mathematics board. Here we go: I often, when I am alone and in a quiet place, ponder on many different things. I once tried to find a definitve value for pi, but only ended up proving that 6*pi/6==pi. I felt real smart. Bu...
by Carlington
Mon Jul 13, 2009 3:19 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Student Quotes
Replies: 866
Views: 169551

Re: Awesome Student Quotes

During 8th grade tech class, we spent a good month working on making a trebuchet/catapult launching mechanism. During the first couple of days on the project, most of us were being extremely wasteful and had giant piles of wood to dispose of. For no reason in particular, we decided to dump it all o...
by Carlington
Mon Jul 06, 2009 2:46 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Playing GTA a little differently
Replies: 30
Views: 5564

Re: Playing GTA a little differently

I used to spawn a helicopter ad fly up as high as possible, then jump out and use the spawn parachute cheat on the way down. Had to be quick on the Buttons, or else...SPLAT!
by Carlington
Sun Jul 05, 2009 12:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions
Replies: 4059
Views: 322987

Re: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions

Misconception: That because I am a teenage male, with an iPod, I want to mug people
by Carlington
Sun Jul 05, 2009 11:41 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Student Quotes
Replies: 866
Views: 169551

Re: Awesome Student Quotes

There are a lot of good ones from my German teacher. German Teacher (Directed at Student): 'Why don't you just shut up with your stupid questions? LIke "Are you a homophobe, miss?" or 'Are you carrying a gun, miss or blah, blah, blah!' German Teacher: 'I had a licence, but I didn't drive u...
by Carlington
Thu Jun 04, 2009 12:17 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: 2 + 2 = 5
Replies: 175
Views: 52129

Re: 2 + 2 = 5

Does no-one like my proof. I thought it was good use of lateral thinking. As my maths teacher says: "In Mathematics, when we don't like the question, we change it." Of course, he's referring to inverting the second fraction when dividing algebraic fractions, e.g. 2a+2/3 divided by 4a+5/5 =...
by Carlington
Sun Mar 22, 2009 11:00 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books You Believe Every Book Reader Should Read.
Replies: 189
Views: 32372

Re: Books You Believe Every Book Reader Should Read.

Ok, so, I'm thinking a lot of people will disagree here, but the series which truly changed the way I think about the world, and indeed all of existence, was the Dark Tower series, by Steven King. Hard to read, but if you get there, the ending is a killer.
by Carlington
Sun Mar 22, 2009 10:21 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: 2 + 2 = 5
Replies: 175
Views: 52129

Re: 2 + 2 = 5

First time poster. Thought you'd like to know. The way I see it, the mistake everyone else is making is that we are following convention. It is convention to use letters from the English alphabet as pronumerals, and not Hindu-Arabic numerals. However, if we free ourselves from such a convention, and...
by Carlington
Sun Mar 22, 2009 9:13 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: "Holy crap I know you/live there/work there"
Replies: 51
Views: 14215

Re: "Holy crap I know you/live there/work there"

Well, anyone from Newcastle (The Aussie One), specifically MHS, I read xkcd.

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