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by Sableagle
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14876
Views: 2326419

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

I'm more concerned that the letter demands that he pay by the end of June, but appears to have been issued in July... I take 06/09/2018 to be in September. We arrived at a hotel 10 August and found no rooms. We learned the holiday company had cancelled a booking for 08 October. 'course, they didn't...
by Sableagle
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7287
Views: 543995

Re: Trump presidency

mille = thousand annus = year anus = asshole Also, the adjective of the planet Venus is "Venereal", the word "yard" is the original English word for penis, "nothing" is an Elizabethan word for vagina, and the Victorians had so many slang words for "vagina" th...
by Sableagle
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:49 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 97268
Views: 4591982

Re: Double Post

I think I just did.
by Sableagle
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:36 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 97268
Views: 4591982

Re: Double Post

Well, the rain stopped. Time to .... erm .... do stuff.
by Sableagle
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:25 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Terminology Question: Percentile vs Percentile Rank
Replies: 9
Views: 1392

Re: Terminology Question: Percentile vs Percentile Rank

To me, a percentile is a group of 1% of the population, too. Likewise, deciles, quintiles, quartiles, thirds and halves are sets of non-overlapping groups that sum to the population. To nitpick the OP requires a quick definition: are we counting percentiles from 0th to 99th or from 1st to 100th, i.e...
by Sableagle
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:02 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 97268
Views: 4591982

Re: Double Post

Now would not be a good time to panic.
by Sableagle
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:57 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 97268
Views: 4591982

Re: Double Post

So much to do, so much to do ...

... so much thunderstorm overhead, so much rain coming down ...
by Sableagle
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:34 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 97268
Views: 4591982

Re: Double Post

So Funny! "That was it. You can stop watching, now." You can see the ring of debris from the splash of the larger fall I'd just missed. I thought the change in loading on the ice left behind and the waves generated by that fall might destabilise the ice around that spot, causing more fall...
by Sableagle
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2027: "Lightning Distance"
Replies: 44
Views: 4397

Re: 2027: "Lightning Distance"

The important part of timing lightning is: "Did the lights in your house go out in time with the flash"? Then you need to call the power company. What do I do if my phone goes out in time with the flash? Your phone line goes out? They'll probably notice and fix it. Your mobile phone goes ...
by Sableagle
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:37 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 97268
Views: 4591982

Re: Double Post

To this year. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8TSpO1mgnk I've been there. :) I think the boats help give a sense of scale: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-8i2FXc_so I saw two pieces fall, but didn't get to film one because people were blocking the path to take group pictures five paces from the ...
by Sableagle
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:25 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 97268
Views: 4591982

Re: Double Post

addams wrote:One calving clip leads to another.
Such is YouTube.
by Sableagle
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2027: "Lightning Distance"
Replies: 44
Views: 4397

Re: 2027: "Lightning Distance"

It could hit another planet in the same place.
by Sableagle
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:47 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 97268
Views: 4591982

Re: Double Post

addams wrote:
Sableagle wrote:Would it go like this?
Oh, My...!
I was spellbound.

Scary stuff, isn't it?
by Sableagle
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:46 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 97268
Views: 4591982

Re: Double Post

Would it go like this?
by Sableagle
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:08 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 97268
Views: 4591982

Re: Double Post

Soon to include modelling, because for some reason around here "How would you like to trade a hand-made, one-of-a-kind, fabulous dress that'll look great on you for photographic evidence that I can make fabulous dresses that look great?" apparently comes across as "I want to rape you ...
by Sableagle
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2027: "Lightning Distance"
Replies: 44
Views: 4397

Re: 2027: "Lightning Distance"

ucim, would Joule like to take another shot at this?
by Sableagle
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2027: "Lightning Distance"
Replies: 44
Views: 4397

Re: 2027: "Lightning Distance"

Ohm y God. Okay, fine. Let's amp up the puns. Current puns? Mmmm... Another thing everybody knows about lightning is that it doesn't strike twice in the same place. So that helps a bit by telling you where it isn't . (Actually I think we're back to the nonblack nonravens, aren't we?) Between the &q...
by Sableagle
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:44 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 97268
Views: 4591982

Re: Double Post

Velveteen? Is that the stuff you can pack in the bottom of a pack, pull it out, put it on and look Fabulous! ? It may be. It has a plain canvas-like face and a "very short fur" face and doesn't seem to wrinkle easily. The crushed velvet doesn't seem familiar with concepts like "flat&...
by Sableagle
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:39 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 97268
Views: 4591982

Re: Double Post

Velveteen? Is that the stuff you can pack in the bottom of a pack, pull it out, put it on and look Fabulous! ? It may be. It has a plain canvas face and a "very short fur" face and doesn't seem to wrinkle easily. The crushed velvet doesn't seem familiar with concepts like "flat"...
by Sableagle
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2027: "Lightning Distance"
Replies: 44
Views: 4397

Re: 2027: "Lightning Distance"

Ohm y God. Okay, fine. Let's amp up the puns.
by Sableagle
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:52 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 97268
Views: 4591982

Re: Double Post

The liquid satin was such gorgeous stuff I could just about forgive it for being such a pain to work with. The lightweight satin was a little cheaper and quite a bit lighter than the duchess satin, but nowhere near as nice and a lot harder to work with. Unless weight was a huge issue, I'd go with du...
by Sableagle
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:45 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 97268
Views: 4591982

Re: Double Post

Satin (except liquid satin and lightweight satin)
by Sableagle
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2027: "Lightning Distance"
Replies: 44
Views: 4397

Re: 2027: "Lightning Distance"

And then you multiply by 8/5 to get the distance in km, if you're among the 95% of the population who uses SI units. or rather, take the seconds times 3, which is closer to reality. Interestingly, if you time the *duration of the thunder sound* as well, and multiply by 3, you get the *length of the...
by Sableagle
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:22 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 97268
Views: 4591982

Re: Double Post

Velvet.
by Sableagle
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2027: "Lightning Distance"
Replies: 44
Views: 4397

Re: 2027: "Lightning Distance"

... if you are decent, you'll behave according to the bible anyway. What, all of it?!? Many people would be more decent if they behaved according to the sermon on the mount at least sometimes. Oh, that part. Right. Not that bit about setting your beard on fire and beating your own chest with it, th...
by Sableagle
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:40 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4127
Views: 551164

Re: The Darker Side of the News

The leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, apologised on Wednesday for causing “concern and anxiety” by hosting a 2010 event at which another speaker was reported by a newspaper to have compared Israeli policy to Nazi policies. The Times newspaper reported that Corbyn hosted a Holocaust Memoria...
by Sableagle
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2027: "Lightning Distance"
Replies: 44
Views: 4397

Re: 2027: "Lightning Distance"

Important to note the sound wave from the lightning can be delayed, advanced, or refracted away. I've seen lightning that was definitely close enough to hear but remained silent (well, maybe not totally silent ... the rain can get kinda noisy). And then there's the reflected waves, smeared out into...
by Sableagle
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Something on Youtube
Replies: 2087
Views: 642541

Re: Something on Youtube

by Sableagle
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:30 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 97268
Views: 4591982

Re: Double Post

Maybe the sign hadn't been updated.
by Sableagle
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2027: "Lightning Distance"
Replies: 44
Views: 4397

Re: 2027: "Lightning Distance"

Isn't it 350 m/s? Oh good grief. When I started to google it, the search bar popped up a list of suggested searches and not one of them mentioned a particular altitude. From fighterplanes.com: The speed of sound is not a constant, but depends on altitude (or actually the temperature at that altitude...
by Sableagle
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:52 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 97268
Views: 4591982

Re: Double Post

Red soup is yummy with sandwiches. That was the plan. One of the cafés here has a buttie (sandwich) list with optional salad or something else and a price for "soup of the day with any sandwich" so I looked aronud the various boards and saw the "roasted red pepper soup" on one o...
by Sableagle
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:28 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 97268
Views: 4591982

Re: Double Post

Specifically, green
Sableagle wrote:Soup.


Not red soup.
by Sableagle
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:12 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 97268
Views: 4591982

Re: Double Post

Soup.
by Sableagle
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:54 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Travel advice/questions
Replies: 36
Views: 2532

Re: Travel advice/questions

I would have suggested the tallest bridge in the world, but (1) it's a road bridge, despite being called a viaduct, and (2) it's too far south. If you like bridges, though, there it is: Millau. There's a station there too. If you're feeling ambitious, there's another at Génolhac. Google reckons it'...
by Sableagle
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:50 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 97268
Views: 4591982

Re: Double Post

Also prettier:

Image
by Sableagle
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:48 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 97268
Views: 4591982

Re: Double Post

Night-Night, Heury. Hello, Huey. Ho sableagle. Is that what you bathe in? While "bathing in ho" is an interesting image, no. Mostly I take showers. I think the last place I really bathed was ... technically in the same country ... but quite a long way away from it (1240.86km to the southw...
by Sableagle
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Travel advice/questions
Replies: 36
Views: 2532

Re: Travel advice/questions

I would have suggested the tallest bridge in the world, but (1) it's a road bridge, despite being called a viaduct, and (2) it's too far south. If you like bridges, though, there it is: Millau. If you're feeling ambitious, there's another at Génolhac. Google reckons it's 10h 40m by bicycle or 24h wa...
by Sableagle
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:50 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 97268
Views: 4591982

Re: Double Post

Sableagle wrote:Seriously.
by Sableagle
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:42 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 97268
Views: 4591982

Re: Double Post

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nW6rrfzAsUA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewNLsMdSJOA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGwIaL0jOUg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QasOwH1i5eY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2nhUicEC0I https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5vP1MLWV3w https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4A...
by Sableagle
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:20 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 97268
Views: 4591982

Re: Double Post

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nW6rrfzAsUA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewNLsMdSJOA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGwIaL0jOUg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QasOwH1i5eY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2nhUicEC0I https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5vP1MLWV3w https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4A...

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