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by jobriath
Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:35 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)
Replies: 36288
Views: 1771881

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

Occurs to me that the best way to maximise the post:views ratio is to post something no one cares about and let it slide into historical oblivion. Depending how the ratio's calculated you might need to reply to your own post to ensure it's defined. Occurs to me I'm not the first to whom this has occ...
by jobriath
Wed Nov 16, 2011 4:50 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Nutrition for running
Replies: 12
Views: 2951

Re: Nutrition for running

I have another question. Should one run hungry? I go running before dinner and last time I ran (3mi/5km) I felt like I was running out of steam half-way through. Coincidence? To be expected? Or should I snack before running? Apologies for vagueness of questions---I really am new to this :) Why on ea...
by jobriath
Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:19 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Nutrition for running
Replies: 12
Views: 2951

Re: Nutrition for running

First off, what do you mean that running "shocked you"? Were you experiencing pain or discomfort? Please be specific. Emotionally. After thinking of myself as an unsporty person till three years ago, suddenly I find myself doing BJJ, rock climbing, and now running of all things. Sorry for...
by jobriath
Tue Nov 08, 2011 8:34 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Nutrition for running
Replies: 12
Views: 2951

Nutrition for running

Hi everyone. I've just taken up running. After describing to a friend how much this shocked me, he mentioned a couple of supplements I should look into. I'm not fond of supplements and won't take any unless there is unanimous advice to do so, but it got me thinking about nutrition. Given that my joi...
by jobriath
Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:17 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Run 10,000 miles
Replies: 1340
Views: 270965

Re: Run 10,000 miles

3820.6 + 6 = 3826.6

Never thought I'd contribute to this thread.
by jobriath
Sun Oct 23, 2011 7:50 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: עברית! (Hebrew, obviously)
Replies: 92
Views: 25937

Re: עברית! (Hebrew, obviously)

If you want to know how a Biblical Hebrew speaker would say a number, then the place to look is obviously the Biblical book of Numbers! Oh dear. Your number would be m'ath eleph v'arba'im eleph v'arba'ath alaphim , meaning, more or less, "a hundred thousand and forty thousand and four thousand...
by jobriath
Tue Oct 18, 2011 12:04 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: עברית! (Hebrew, obviously)
Replies: 92
Views: 25937

Re: עברית! (Hebrew, obviously)

Hi all, Apologies for breaking into the thread and the low-level necro. Hopefully this is on-topic enough to mitigate rage. I have a quick question for a story I'm writing. How would a Biblical* Hebrew speaker say the number 144000? How about transliterated into Latin characters? I started by lookin...
by jobriath
Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:17 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Finance behind wall street protests
Replies: 51
Views: 7050

Re: Occupy Wall Street - USA Anticorporate Protests

Not that nothing should have been done, just that the wrong thing was done. We had hundreds of thousands of construction workers out of work, and a large crumbling infrastructure that would take hundreds of thousands of workers to fix and provide long-term benefits, no solutions there. For the reco...
by jobriath
Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:15 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13359
Views: 1371467

Re: Today I Learned

Magnanimous wrote:TIL about the Geek Feminism Wiki, and spent a good hour stumbling through it.


Curious about the Linux journal ad that made a blowjob joke, I clicked through to see the original image. Next to it was an advert-game whose goal was to beat up a woman.
by jobriath
Tue Sep 20, 2011 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
Replies: 1035
Views: 357393

Re: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality

It seems most likely to me that Quirrel is trying to mold Harry in his image, made easier by the dark side that Harry carries within him, and place Harry in charge of magical Britain (and then rapidly the world). It seems likely that Harry will attempt to tame Quirrel, and possible that it ...
by jobriath
Tue Sep 20, 2011 1:08 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Really good ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING food
Replies: 292
Views: 52414

Re: Really good ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING food

Here's one everyone should try. Maybe it's not even weird food: chopped green chillies and ice cream (vanilla or plain). I love the taste of the chillies, and sweetness of the ice cream brings it out, while the cold and cream mean you can have as much chilli as you like! On the subject of stupid san...
by jobriath
Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:44 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Sprechen Sie Deutsch bitte! [German practice]
Replies: 872
Views: 215398

Re: Sprechen Sie Deutsch bitte! [German practice]

Dies Thread macht mich froh ^_^ Alle sind so bereit zu hilfen. Ich habe ein neues Bestellung genommen. Bei unsere Abteilung gibt es viele Deutschen. Habt euch (Undeutschen) vorher probiert mit echte Deutschen Deutsch zu sprechen? Es ist unmöglich! Von Mitleid, so bald wie sie können, kehren sie zu E...
by jobriath
Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:46 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
Replies: 1035
Views: 357393

Re: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality

Whenever we resurrect this thread, Eliezer posts. Everyone go quiet for a week!
by jobriath
Fri Aug 05, 2011 12:54 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: How a new language affects the old ones you know?
Replies: 9
Views: 2391

Re: How a new language affects the old ones you know?

I've found learning German has helped me to better understand (native) English grammar. On the other hand, it seems to have made French harder to begin learning. I feel as though, when I start trying to speak or think in any language other than English, I switch to "foreign" first, which ...
by jobriath
Thu Aug 04, 2011 3:34 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games you can't remember the title of.
Replies: 1892
Views: 452046

Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

I, too, recall a polygonal tank game with a dark and brooding atmosphere from the mid-nineties. I thought it was Wargasm (but that was too colourful) and then the remake of Battletanks (but that was too pretty) and I'm looking for a more basic 3rd-person perspective tank game similar to the one you...
by jobriath
Thu Aug 04, 2011 11:20 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games you can't remember the title of.
Replies: 1892
Views: 452046

Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

I have two for you. Apologies if they've already been asked. I don't know what to search with! * Background : You're in a polygonal tank, and can drive around. I can't remember if there were enemies---probably were---but I remember these red glowing lines across the floor that would impede your prog...
by jobriath
Tue Aug 02, 2011 2:16 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
Replies: 1035
Views: 357393

Re: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality

Damn you, Josephine, I was accomplishing things today.
by jobriath
Mon Jul 25, 2011 1:41 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Your last and next concert?
Replies: 438
Views: 170601

Re: Your last and next concert?

Saw them last night (Norwich). Mind=blown. Cannot wait. Tingling in places that have never known tingle. Thanks. Edit: Great night. Sheer wall of sound, very clever stuff. What act opened for them in Norwich? Was it two blokes and a woman playing something industrial? I'm trying to find out their n...
by jobriath
Fri Jul 22, 2011 9:03 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Type the Sentence: No Backspace, No Peeking
Replies: 456
Views: 77926

Re: Type the Sentence: No Backspace, No Peeking

This seneeo is boe is lobnes online polais
by jobriath
Fri Jul 22, 2011 9:02 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Your last and next concert?
Replies: 438
Views: 170601

Re: Your last and next concert?

Last one was... hmm. Warpaint? Next one: Only motherflippin' Godspeed You! Black Emperor!(!) I couldn't believe it when I saw the posters. It's like... well, what's it like? Say, Jesus pulling himself out of the ground, and coming to your random town to push out some merchants from some temples. I'v...
by jobriath
Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:25 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Type the Sentence: No Backspace, No Peeking
Replies: 456
Views: 77926

Re: Type the Sentence: No Backspace, No Peeking

This seneeo is boe is lones online polais
by jobriath
Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:21 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: British vs. American
Replies: 14
Views: 2454

Re: British vs. American

Canada is America Junior? Because there are some really interesting things going on in Montreal, such as A Silver Mt Zion (and do you need another datapoint? :D)
by jobriath
Tue Jul 05, 2011 3:21 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 81766
Views: 5346015

Re: Count to a Million

33 666
by jobriath
Wed Jun 08, 2011 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Annoying words, and Words You Hate
Replies: 1951
Views: 391719

Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Felstaff wrote:fetid


Better yet. Fœtid. Even just reg'lar foetid sings to me.
by jobriath
Fri May 06, 2011 2:47 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: UK AV Referendum
Replies: 33
Views: 2858

Re: UK AV Referendum

David Owen argued that the referendum should have included a proposal for a PR system. I'm inclined to agree - people should be given the full range of options to choose from. Nevertheless, it raised an amusing question: if there WERE three options on the ballot paper, should they be counted with F...
by jobriath
Mon May 02, 2011 6:02 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
Replies: 1035
Views: 357393

Re: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality

I'm writing a paper for one of my classes about how modern neuroscience is disproving the idea that human uniqueness stems from the capacity for reason, and I so badly want to quote HPMoR. Trouble is, I can't think of a line that would fit anywhere. There was that line from when he meets Mr Bester,...
by jobriath
Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:38 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Annoying words, and Words You Hate
Replies: 1951
Views: 391719

Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Ubiquitous. I try to pronounce it "umbiqueous" every time. Also it's ugly and overused.
by jobriath
Sun Mar 27, 2011 11:58 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
Replies: 1035
Views: 357393

Re: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality

Yeah, it would probably ignore any space folding defences. But if space is bent, space is bent. I guess it depends if the effects are not "bent space" but "magically bent space"; i.e., space isn't bent in exactly the same way a heavy object would bend it, but something is simula...
by jobriath
Thu Mar 17, 2011 12:00 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Alchemy (transmutation of elements)
Replies: 36
Views: 11991

Re: Alchemy (transmutation of elements)

In Victorian times you could have uranium-powered steam engines. I'm not saying you should change the time period of your novel necessarily, ...
by jobriath
Wed Mar 02, 2011 7:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.
Replies: 4973
Views: 671771

Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

I'd never heard of them before I went to Switzerland. Honestly, I don't know why all you other countries put them in all your food. :) They're cheap, and consumers are (were) largely unaware of how ridiculously unhealthy it is, and to what extent it's used in food. Yeah, that's kind of what I was g...
by jobriath
Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:59 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
Replies: 1035
Views: 357393

Re: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality

The problem I had with that part is that that's some pretty powerful magic for an eleven year old to be doing. He gets exhausted by too many basic hexes. I think that was explained by it using emotion instead of mana, but I don't really like that reasoning very much. Yeah, it is a big, shiny effect...
by jobriath
Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:44 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.
Replies: 4973
Views: 671771

Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

I don't understand how people don't understand that trans fats (things margarine is full of) are worse for you than saturated fats. Not all; non-hydrogenated margarine has very little trans fat. The fact that hydrogenated margarine is still sold baffles me though. I'd never heard of them before I w...
by jobriath
Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:40 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
Replies: 1035
Views: 357393

Re: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality

HP:MoR has overwritten my conception of Harry Potter so completely it's spilled over into Daniel Radcliffe. When I saw he'd sung The Elements by Lehrer it took me a while to realise why it was supposed to be surprising that he knew the elements. On topic: I've read through HP:MoR twice now. I have a...
by jobriath
Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:59 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)
Replies: 36288
Views: 1771881

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

Oh bugger, I opened this about an hour ago and only now got around to posting. Will that count as two separate viewings?
by jobriath
Sat Jan 15, 2011 2:17 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Firefly & Serenity (Use Spoilers!)
Replies: 918
Views: 178893

Re: Firefly & Serenity (Use Spoilers!)

I finally finished watching the series yesterday! Me and the wife had heard that you need to watch the first two for it to really grip you. We felt a fond tugging at about the seventh episode mark. Lots of really intelligent and cool people really like it so we stuck with it and, on balance, are gla...
by jobriath
Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:26 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)
Replies: 36288
Views: 1771881

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

Tsk! How does one sip crack?
by jobriath
Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:49 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)
Replies: 36288
Views: 1771881

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

Hmm, I didn't take even a sip of my coffee yesterday.
by jobriath
Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:48 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Annoying words, and Words You Hate
Replies: 1951
Views: 391719

Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Ha, that's an interesting reanalysis, especially if we take pathetic as coming from a noun root "pathy" meaning something like "patheticness" and since the "en-" affix means "in", we could reinterpret empathetic as "the state of being in patheticness&quo...
by jobriath
Sat Jan 01, 2011 9:07 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Tran Logacy
Replies: 99
Views: 24145

Re: Tron Legacy

My friends and I enjoyed it, too, and we talked for an hour about its deficiencies while reassuring one another that we did like it after all. I went with another computer scientist so we laughed at terms like "Isometric Algorithms". That tattoo on the Iso~s, which looked like 0 followed b...
by jobriath
Thu Dec 30, 2010 5:57 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Let's ACTUALLY listen to each other's music!
Replies: 72
Views: 12831

Re: Let's ACTUALLY listen to each other's music!

As for my contributions, how bout a little folk punk? Against Me are fantastic. In particular the vocal hook of this song gets me every damn time. "Don't let that feeling ever go away." Also Andrew Jackson Jihad are amazing. A little less accessible than Against Me but no less beautiful. ...

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