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by somitomi
Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2128: "New Robot"
Replies: 40
Views: 5850

Re: 2128: "New Robot"

Another gedanken. Same problem. Now you're talking about having sufficient charge on the inside surface to exert a repulsive pressure of 1 atmosphere. That value could be calculated (for a balloon of given size), but I suspect the charge would be high enough to escape by discharge to ground. All in...
by somitomi
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:54 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)
Replies: 36919
Views: 2381160

Re: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)

eran_rathan wrote:wife is fine, it just dinged up the front quarter panel, there was literally no reason for it to be totaled.

Yay for your wife being fine. Boo for the car being totaled. How's that even possible?
by somitomi
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:31 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)
Replies: 36919
Views: 2381160

Re: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)

Today was mildly better, so good job on that hug! You need any more hugs? *hugs* ping somitomi with 70 bytes of data: Reply from somitomi: bytes=70 time=19953s TTL=43200 Packets: Sent=1, Received=1, Lost=0 (0% loss) That latency though. Still better than the proverbial truck full of hard drives.
by somitomi
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:58 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)
Replies: 36919
Views: 2381160

Re: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)

Tillian wrote:I said on Discord that I would drop in here and ping forumites.

Ping!

ping somitomi with 70 bytes of data:
Reply from somitomi: bytes=70 time=19953s TTL=43200

Packets: Sent=1, Received=1, Lost=0 (0% loss)
by somitomi
Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:59 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Bump Thread 5: No way is flicky gonna win again /s
Replies: 2049
Views: 80326

Re: The Bump Thread 5: No way is flicky gonna win again

So that was another flick in the wall then...
by somitomi
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:26 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: The "Awesome Things You Have Made" Thread! NSF 56k
Replies: 58
Views: 66388

Re: The "Awesome Things You Have Made" Thread! NSF 56k

My contribution to the chess set we're making in the machining... um... club I guess? Or maybe a study group? Something along those lines and we can use the workshops at university so there's a turning session once a week. Anyway, it's an aluminium rook, the circular indentation and four notches aro...
by somitomi
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:14 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)
Replies: 36919
Views: 2381160

Re: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)

eran_rathan wrote:On the one hand, good use of planning; on the other, holy shit, she is 7.

That is slightly unsettling. I'd suggest hiding any gasoline you might have in the house before she realises you need that to quickly spread the fire beyong the help of fire extinguishers.
by somitomi
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2128: "New Robot"
Replies: 40
Views: 5850

Re: 2128: "New Robot"

If the person to be rescued isn't wedged tight, they'd be pulled towards the rescue robot at the same time as the rescue robot is pulled towards them. That's gotta be good, if they aren't happy where they are, right? Generally speaking the people in need of resque need a hole punched in their head ...
by somitomi
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2128: "New Robot"
Replies: 40
Views: 5850

2128: "New Robot"

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/new_robot.png Title text: "Some worry that we'll soon have a surplus of search and rescue robots, compared to the number of actual people in situations requiring search and rescue. That's where our other robot project comes in..." "Aerodynamics aside, I’m...
by somitomi
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:05 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Bump Thread 5: No way is flicky gonna win again /s
Replies: 2049
Views: 80326

Re: The Bump Thread 5: No way is flicky gonna win again

Pink Floyd reference you only think of if everything reminds you of song lyrics.
by somitomi
Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:27 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 7705
Views: 745869

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

I think my sister has a few large pebbles as decoration, which is kind of weird (unlike the tram destination signs, album covers, railroad map and obscure scifi poster adorning my wall).

Tiny Locking Pliers?
by somitomi
Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:53 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Do not look at this chicken
Replies: 69
Views: 10532

Re: Do not look at this chicken

flicky1991 wrote:It's easy to win if you always just look at the latest post.

I said this two years ago, get on my level :P
by somitomi
Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:40 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32785
Views: 2567186

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

BoomFrog wrote:WSG
Spoiler:
Good effort. The second half of Being BoomFrog is being able to talk your way out of anything... :p The first half doesn't work so well without that.

Wam's Simple Game
Spoiler:
Thanks. Guess I should've used more Zaphod quotes for that part :wink: :D
by somitomi
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:11 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 7705
Views: 745869

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Good thing I'm sitting in the dining room, otherwise I'd have to run for it.

Something radioactive?
by somitomi
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:09 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Vending machine!
Replies: 11438
Views: 1007586

Re: Vending machine!

You get an obscure forum thread asking about it with zero replies.

I insert a Check Engine light
by somitomi
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:59 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32785
Views: 2567186

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

wam's Simple Game Well, this Hitchhiker idea has made a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move. Should've spent more time on my reads so I wouldn't get accused of having unoriginal reads for the umpteenth time. Well, can't wait for my flip when everyone will ...
by somitomi
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:46 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wams belated simple game - Day 3
Replies: 515
Views: 17456

Re: Wams belated simple game

It was in my impressions. When I interpret a reads list I consider the bottom 2-3 people to be scum reads and the top 2-3 to be town reads so moving people from one end to the other is a big deal. You're pretty much calling everyone neutral here, which is a pretty scummy position to take. Which is ...
by somitomi
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:37 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wams belated simple game - Day 3
Replies: 515
Views: 17456

Re: Wams belated simple game

So looks like I was right about bored!somi. Content is looking better, although the timing of the waffle re jimbob is something to keep in the back of my head. About the Madge read, I would have figured the large error bars would indicate why there wasn't a more definitive verdict on her. What abou...
by somitomi
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:04 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wams belated simple game - Day 3
Replies: 515
Views: 17456

Re: Wams belated simple game

Quick responses before I leave. How about you summarise the why you did it and the results of what you were up to? (ninja'ed - I'd still like the why). Because I thought it would be fun. That's really all there is to it with a sprinkle of "now we'll have something to talk about on D1". no ...
by somitomi
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:43 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wams belated simple game - Day 3
Replies: 515
Views: 17456

Re: Wams belated simple game

Since I'm trying to follow in BoomFrog's footsteps I might as well go all the way. So here's everyone grouped by reaction: ⋅ not reading into it: moody, Sabrar, mpolo ⋅ no discernible reaction: Laserguy, plytho ⋅ confused by it: jimbob ⋅ totally gets it: bessi...
by somitomi
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:54 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wams belated simple game - Day 3
Replies: 515
Views: 17456

Re: Wams belated simple game

Ford... you're turning into a penguin. Stop it. As much as everyone loves it, I'm going to stop the Hitchhiker thing now as everyone knows what I'm up to by now. Finding quotes is ridiculously time consuming anyway, because I just get lost... Unvote @ somitomi : am I reading it correctly that you a...
by somitomi
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:46 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wams belated simple game - Day 3
Replies: 515
Views: 17456

Re: Wams belated simple game

"I regret that I have been temporarily closed to all communication. Meanwhile, here is some light music." [ Would like to hear why somi doesn't like my poems :cry: "What? Harmless? Is that all it's got to say? Harmless! One word!" Ford shrugged. "Well, there are a hundred bi...
by somitomi
Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3490175

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Might be too late to ask this, but can't you (temporarily) shunt the furnace communicator and then "regulate" room temperature by adjusting the water temp setting on the furnace itself? My parents did that for quite a while when our (wired) thermostat stopped working properly.
by somitomi
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:31 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wams belated simple game - Day 3
Replies: 515
Views: 17456

Re: Wams belated simple game

bessie's shoutout here speculating that I might switch my decade-old meta of "slightly scummy". "No, don't stop," she said, "but it's not that one now" I'm genuinely a bit confused by some people's play so far. I have no idea what somitomi is doing. Is he BoomFrog in d...
by somitomi
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:51 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wams belated simple game - Day 3
Replies: 515
Views: 17456

Re: Wams belated simple game

Well so much for bessie's speculation in her GG shoutouts. I'm confused but not surprised by LaserGuy. What? and I don't understand and Where's the tea? Given that this is night-chat only, is it against the spirit of the rules for a scum Rolecop to share their result with their buddy in a coded way...
by somitomi
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:37 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32785
Views: 2567186

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

wam's simple game It's nice to be just a plain old vanilla town sometimes. For those watching: since Boomfrog isn't here I'm going to try and give us something to talk about. To that end, all my posts will consist of quotes from the Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy and the occasional...
by somitomi
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:25 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wams belated simple game - Day 3
Replies: 515
Views: 17456

Re: Wams belated simple game

A big hello to all intelligent life forms everywhere... and to everyone else out there, the secret is to bang the rocks together, guys.

Vote: bessie
Don't you try to outweird me. I get stranger things than you free with my breakfast cereal.
by somitomi
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:36 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: xkcd Skyscraper
Replies: 1303
Views: 119243

Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Floor 1283 contains the first prototype for the supercomputers on 1280. It is a mess consisting entirely of jumper wires, ribbon cables, prototyping boards, solderless breadboards, electrical tape, crocodile clips, point-to-point wired resistor bridges and a pastry roughly 1.6 kilometers across. Alt...
by somitomi
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:59 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wams belated simple game - Day 3
Replies: 515
Views: 17456

Re: Wams belated simple game

Confirm
by somitomi
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:58 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)
Replies: 36919
Views: 2381160

Re: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)

Sometimes you can hear individual people call things out on a concert recording. :P The thing I like about concert recordings is the amusing banter of the frontman. Or maybe that's just Jethro Tull live recordings... I like that about a couple of bands I like (TMBG, BNL). What happened, did you loo...
by somitomi
Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:08 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)
Replies: 36919
Views: 2381160

Re: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)

flicky1991 wrote:Sometimes you can hear individual people call things out on a concert recording. :P

The thing I like about concert recordings is the amusing banter of the frontman. Or maybe that's just Jethro Tull live recordings...
by somitomi
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:17 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Mafia with the Golden Gun (Day 007 End & Epilogue)
Replies: 568
Views: 27339

Re: The Mafia with the Golden Gun (Day 007)

Yay, I win through no fault of my own. Thanks a lot, Sabrar! :lol: And thanks for modding, SuicideJunkie, it was an interesting game and I quite liked the role-playing aspect. I was genuinely bummed out when I died. I also like the idea of many quasi-independent players where "factions" fo...
by somitomi
Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:20 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 172
Views: 36197

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

I'm watching Behind the Curve but at 16 minutes I discovered the movie should be about a belief that poses actual, tangible danger. One guy just read from a book while driving and at this point I can't give a toss about the other nonsense he believes. The belief that multitasking while driving is ev...
by somitomi
Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:31 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32785
Views: 2567186

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

flicky1991 wrote:(quoted from the wam's simple game thread)
somitomi wrote:Never mind, I accidentally read a spoiler. :cry:
Surely that doesn't matter if you were accidentally left out? Because roles/teams would have to be reassigned anyway?

Well, I'd be grateful if that happened, but I wouldn't want to hold everyone else up.
by somitomi
Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:30 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wams belated simple game - Day 3
Replies: 515
Views: 17456

Re: Wams belated simple game

Given I missed a player and another has read a spoiler my suggestion is to 're role the game as flick said. Any objections? Jimbob would you like to stay playing or go back to being a replacement. I can find an 8 player if you want. Did you miss someone else too or did someone else read a spoiler t...
by somitomi
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:50 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wams belated simple game - Day 3
Replies: 515
Views: 17456

Re: Wams belated simple game

Never mind, I accidentally read a spoiler. :cry:
by somitomi
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:48 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wams belated simple game - Day 3
Replies: 515
Views: 17456

Re: Wams belated simple game

Didn't I sign up for this?

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