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by Sableagle
Tue Feb 09, 2016 7:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3534494

Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

I think I've already expressed my opinion of India in terms of certain matters, and in the interests of not activating obscenity filters on planets orbiting other stars I shall refrain from repeating myself while intoxicated. Today, in the papers, there is mention of someone in India being upset by ...
by Sableagle
Tue Feb 09, 2016 6:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9234340

Re: Passing ponderments

<a href="http://s300.photobucket.com/user/Sableagle/media/Detritus/Why_no_hair_zpsr9s2auv5.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn9/Sableagle/Detritus/Why_no_hair_zpsr9s2auv5.jpg" border="0" alt="Why no hair? photo Why_no...
by Sableagle
Sat Feb 06, 2016 9:27 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3534494

Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

The best tool I've found in the fight against Win10 is GWX Control Panel, from the Ultimate Outsider blog. The guy who writes it is as angry as I am at how M$ is pushing it out (although he's a little less sweary). What really pisses me off is that even if you make the changes Microsoft published t...
by Sableagle
Sat Jan 23, 2016 11:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3534494

Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Comment failed to post Not "Comment failed to post because you have posted too many comments to this video today." Not "Comment failed to post because you have been banned from commenting on this user's videos." Not "Comment failed to post because there are too many comment...
by Sableagle
Sun Jan 17, 2016 11:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3534494

Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Fractal_Tangent wrote:Yogurt is amazing. We all need to switch to a yogurt based diet immediately.
That way, everyone can have some culture.

"They said I wasn't cultured enough. I've been to Ibiza four times this year. How much culture do they want?!?" - someone uncultured.
by Sableagle
Fri Jan 15, 2016 5:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9234340

Re: Passing ponderments

If you're playing table tennis and you hit a shot with such vicious backspin that the ball barely clears the net, bounces on your opponent's side of the table and comes back over the net to your side without your opponent ever touching it, do you win or lose that point?
by Sableagle
Thu Jan 14, 2016 6:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3534494

Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

If you were a cracker, would you trust IE not to crash before you could exploit it? If the darned thing doesn't even work as intended under normal circumstances, I wouldn't expect it to do anything less than irreparably corrupt itself before it could do any harm to any other part of your computer. ...
by Sableagle
Wed Jan 13, 2016 7:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3534494

Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

I'd love to be able to remove all the damn adware for Winblows ten. Unfortunately, my computer which I own doesn't allow me to choose what software does or doesn't run on it, respite it being a criminal offence in the UK to cause my comptuer to run software without my permission. There are loads of ...
by Sableagle
Tue Jan 12, 2016 8:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9234340

Re: Passing ponderments

Over the years I've been feeding birds, I've had a few that came quite close, especially when I was putting out breakfast and especially in breeding season when they were trying to feed chicks. Robins are pretty bold about looking where you've been digging, but it's the blackbirds that seem best at ...
by Sableagle
Sat Jan 09, 2016 10:23 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3534494

Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

That's one of the few American versions of a word that I think it would make sense to adopt, as a sort of "exchange for better understanding." We'll start calling the part at the side where we walk the sidewalk and you start calling the part in the middle where carriages go the carriageway...
by Sableagle
Wed Jan 06, 2016 5:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3534494

Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

she decided that it was her place to stop me one day when I was downstairs and ask me, "You don't eat very much, do you?" "Oh, but I do . I eat whole sheep ... raw ... but never during daylight hours and mostly only at the full moon." Of course it's easier to think of lines like...
by Sableagle
Fri Jan 01, 2016 4:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3036496

Re: Post your boat race.

Worst pic of me in a while: http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn9/Sableagle/Torres%20del%20Paine%20Nov%202015/PB130916%20Paso%20John%20Gardner_zpsbmlpmtb0.jpg She told me to look up. I looked up. She pressed the button. A piece of ice hit my left eye at 100km/h. The camera took the picture. Her pho...
by Sableagle
Tue Dec 29, 2015 7:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1749627

Re: Today I Learned

Today I learned that someone was recently murdered in El Salvador.

The i apparently considered this fact worthy of printing.
by Sableagle
Wed Dec 23, 2015 12:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3534494

Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

I'm just going to put the link here:

http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Page ... 3&LangID=E

Then I'm going to try to think of something rude enough to do that story justice. If I succeed, I shall come back and edit this post to include it.
by Sableagle
Wed Dec 23, 2015 12:34 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9234340

Re: Passing ponderments

If your budget can stretch to it, I'd suggest getting a pressure-washer instead. They're really much more effective than dental floss.

I really do have a pressure-washer for my teeth. There are many designs available. Choose wisely. Use lukewarm water, at least for the first week.
by Sableagle
Thu Dec 17, 2015 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9234340

Re: Passing ponderments

by Sableagle
Thu Dec 10, 2015 6:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Is the 'Thing Explainer' suitable for kids as to practice En
Replies: 9
Views: 4792

Re: Is the 'Thing Explainer' suitable for kids as to practic

I have two copies and I can't remember why. I just opened the box and started reading one and I think it is suitable for children. The bit of the soft cover inside the front hard cover says it's suitable for anyone aged 5 to 105. There may be some issues of them being frustrated by the lack of big w...
by Sableagle
Thu Dec 10, 2015 5:46 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Energy of a collision
Replies: 3
Views: 1530

Re: Energy of a collision

Thank you!

I went with the reactor designed to be carried on a truck for installation in remote facilities without rail access, rather than an actual submarine reactor. That's ... quite a big mass difference.

500 * 22.5 = 11.25 kT of TNT? That ought to do it.
by Sableagle
Wed Dec 09, 2015 10:34 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Energy of a collision
Replies: 3
Views: 1530

Energy of a collision

If two objects smack together at daft speeds ... Okay, scenario: some fool has put a Star Destroyer in orbit around my planet and is trying to intimidate me, so I put the uranium-based reactor from an old submarine into the same orbit in the opposite direction and bash his face in, because when it c...
by Sableagle
Tue Dec 08, 2015 7:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9234340

Re: Passing ponderments

Well, I don't know whether being fired and never being able to work in the service industry again counts as getting into trouble or being doubly blessed, really. One group of customers allegedly ordered a bottle of very, VERY expensive port, waited until it was opened and poured and then sent it bac...
by Sableagle
Mon Dec 07, 2015 7:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9234340

Re: Passing ponderments

Customers suck, dot com. You know it exists. A long time ago, a waiter from the agency filling in for the busy Christmas and New Year party period spilled a single drop of gravy on a diner's suit jacket. The man went off at him and wouldn't stop, and instead of a Christmas party they had a "ber...
by Sableagle
Sun Dec 06, 2015 1:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9234340

Re: Passing ponderments

Big Connie Francis fan there?
by Sableagle
Sun Dec 06, 2015 1:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3036496

Re: Post your boat race.

Spoiler:
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by Sableagle
Sat Dec 05, 2015 6:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Has anyone tried xkcd 941? Does this film style have a name?
Replies: 6
Views: 4162

Re: Has anyone tried xkcd 941? Does this film style have a n

Rather belated postscript: practical use? Well, apart from continuing what Hubble's achieved it just might make it easier to spot a once-in-350-years event or something bigger and rarer coming our way. If that second one happened in the centre of Beijing, it'd have serious long-term implications for...
by Sableagle
Sat Dec 05, 2015 2:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Has anyone tried xkcd 941? Does this film style have a name?
Replies: 6
Views: 4162

Re: Has anyone tried xkcd 941? Does this film style have a n

There is parallax distance measurement in astronomy , it does the same but just uses the earth as a vantage point. The time difference of 6 months does not matter much for the actual position of stars. Increasing the distance between measurements to an orbit between Earth and Mars is rather expensi...
by Sableagle
Thu Dec 03, 2015 11:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Has anyone tried xkcd 941? Does this film style have a name?
Replies: 6
Views: 4162

Re: Has anyone tried xkcd 941? Does this film style have a n

How is this thread suddenly visible to me now nearly 4 weeks late? Oh, well. I blame the parents. I have thought about this occasionally since seeing the comic, and my idea for it is to launch two satellites into orbit around the Sun between Earth and Mars (pink unicorns beware!), each carrying a lo...
by Sableagle
Thu Dec 03, 2015 5:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3534494

Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Related thereto: If you take all the clean stuff out of the dishwasher before you put dirty stuff in, there's more room for the dirty stuff, which is nice. If you take all the clean stuff out of the dishwasher before you put dirty stuff in, the clean stuff stays clean while you're loading the dirty...
by Sableagle
Sat Nov 28, 2015 12:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3534494

Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

That was almost exactly what I was expecting, too. "This update code has already been used on another machine." Did I mention EA? They got their hands on the Sim City franchise. Delta Romeo Mike. Foxtrot Delta Romeo Mike. When I finally gave up on it not running on a computer with twice th...
by Sableagle
Sat Nov 28, 2015 12:25 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Buffalo buffalo buffalo.
Replies: 58
Views: 24233

Re: Buffalo buffalo buffalo.

If we're into Latin names, now, check out the gecko, Gecko gecko,, and the Western lowland gorilla, Gorilla gorilla gorilla.
by Sableagle
Sat Nov 28, 2015 12:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1749627

Re: Today I Learned

It's a bloody wonder Any of us survived. I had This pop-up in a planter a few days ago. https://www.google.com/search?q=galerinas&client=safari&rls=en&tbm=isch&imgil=llW9jqzhZS_jFM%253A%253BndCdvbC_2VpoiM%253Bhttp%25253A%25252F%25252Fwww.svims.ca%25252Fcouncil%25252FGaleri.htm&s...
by Sableagle
Mon Nov 23, 2015 9:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sci-fi plausibility
Replies: 46
Views: 9334

Re: Sci-fi plausibility

Out of curiosity (the answer is probably no) have there been any detonations of nukes in space? NUCLEAR WEAPON EFFECTS IN SPACE When a nuclear weapon is detonated close to the Earth's surface the density of the air is sufficient to attenuate nuclear radiation (neutrons and gamma rays) to such a deg...
by Sableagle
Mon Nov 23, 2015 3:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sci-fi plausibility
Replies: 46
Views: 9334

Re: Sci-fi plausibility

Sweet. Yeah, it only rocks once, in a kind of exploding-Death-Star-shockwave sorta wave. Although I'm thinking it should just roll, now you mention it. There would be no counterbalancing forces, as the spaceship in question is non-functioning and has no power. I'm just wondering how far away does t...
by Sableagle
Mon Nov 23, 2015 2:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3534494

Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Saw Batman: The Dark Knight and Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation on a plane recently. 12-hour flight. Couldn't sleep. Had to do something. Watched them. Talking like Rorschach. Creepy. Back to topic. Dialogue DUN! Dialogue DUN! Dialogue DUN! Dialogue TSCH! Dialogue TSCH! Dialogue TSCH! Dialogue DUN!...
by Sableagle
Sun Nov 01, 2015 5:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1595: "30 Days Hath September"
Replies: 132
Views: 28662

Re: 1595: "30 Days Hath September"

We get an extra week this year! Unfortunately, it's not while I'm on holiday. Still, according to this letter (addressed to "the resident" and sent in an envelope with "If the person/company named in this letter is no longer at the address shown, ... " on it) we get an extra week...
by Sableagle
Sat Oct 31, 2015 4:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3534494

Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Polished concrete floor. 6-tonne truck on slick tyres. 2 metres per second. No problem. Puddle. Bad combination. "Ah. I'm not stopping. There's a puddle, isn't there? Yes, I'm sliding here. I don't think I'm going to stop in time. This is going to bend that thing I'm going to hit, isn't it? Nop...
by Sableagle
Sat Oct 31, 2015 4:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Parenting - Gushes, Rants, Advice & Worries
Replies: 144
Views: 59076

Re: Parenting - Gushes, Rants, Advice & Worries

No, it doesn't. That's a terrible idea. Those prisoners are enough of a threat to society without you exposing them to hot lava.
by Sableagle
Wed Oct 28, 2015 8:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1749627

Re: Today I Learned

I just checked the website of The Independent and learned: "The more TV you watch, the more likely you are to die from any cause" so as long as I stay out of the gym and the Indian take-away I'm pretty much immortal, which could be nice.
by Sableagle
Wed Oct 28, 2015 6:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1749627

Re: Today I Learned

Pity on all the poisonous mushrooms though. Oh, yes. We have those. Pretty little thing, isn't it? They don't crawl into your boots* at night in motel rooms here, though. * or motorcycle gloves. On a brightly-lit desert highway, with a bad case of helmet hair, warm smell of the engine rising up thr...
by Sableagle
Tue Oct 27, 2015 6:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3534494

Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Bad "trick" questions. "If you drop a brick and a half-brick out of a window, which one hits the ground first?" Now, to 6-year-olds and people who listen to BBC Radio 1, the correct answer is "They both hit at the same time," and the people who listen to Radio 1 will de...
by Sableagle
Tue Oct 27, 2015 6:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1749627

Re: Today I Learned

In the Pacific NorthWest in the Fall our large forest/garden spiders are exhibitionists and they are Every-fucking-Where. Araneus diadematus (Cross Orbweaver) Summary This spider is named for the pattern of white spots on the abdomen that form a cross in most specimens. Native to Europe, it...

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