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by jobriath
Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:33 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 313332

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy

Thanks for the replies, and the comprehensive breakdown, Whitekibiko! Future-me will appreciate it too if he finishes his thesis in time.
by jobriath
Thu Sep 06, 2012 11:14 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 313332

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy

Leeds International Beer Festival is just around the corner. While I'm interested in trying out the local breweries I note there's a number of American brewers present. Since I never get to try any American quality brews I was wondering if people could point me towards who's good out of the followi...
by jobriath
Tue Sep 04, 2012 7:20 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Dare: No Backspace
Replies: 217
Views: 19835

Re: Dare: No Backspace

On a second note, I am currently learning python, and may I say TAB please!!! I am used to programming in c and always use tab to indent the code... whover designe D python is simply evil.... and why no braquets (the squigly lines(I prmise(WHAT IS WRONG WITH MY TYPING TODAY) to think before I wrt-w...
by jobriath
Tue Sep 04, 2012 2:08 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Dare: No Backspace
Replies: 217
Views: 19835

Re: Dare: No Backspace

Having just typred "fire-fighting" instead of "clean-up" I think now is a good time to make my bedut in this thread. Hello, world! Speaking of Hellow World, : Lorenz: You get used to the spaces vs. tabs thing. I still strike tabs, but my editor converts it to spaces like a good f...
by jobriath
Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:17 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Speak Devanese
Replies: 62
Views: 20679

Re: Speak Devanese

Unique style at least adds to post quality. Notice how every participant in thread sounds smarter and more reasonable.
by jobriath
Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13396
Views: 1433884

Re: Today I Learned

Ptolom wrote:We say "shopping centre Father Christmas". It's not quite so punchy as mall Santa though.

Some of us say "the grotto", where Father Christmasses are understood to be found.
by jobriath
Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:35 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games that aged well (Merge'd - Old Favorites)
Replies: 462
Views: 75244

Re: Games that aged well (Merge'd - Old Favorites)

I was just thinking the other day how it was odd that it seems to have largely vanished; it is said to have been quite pivotal in the development of the first-person dungeon crawler. Even SunDog, the other major release of FTL Games , seems to be undergoing some sort of revival. Which version would...
by jobriath
Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:11 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games that aged well (Merge'd - Old Favorites)
Replies: 462
Views: 75244

Re: Games that aged well (Merge'd - Old Favorites)

A thread search tells me no one has said Dungeon Master yet. It's both an old favourite and it's also aged well---I still occasionally play it! Despite never having finished it.
by jobriath
Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:21 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Electronics Starter Kit?
Replies: 5
Views: 5299

Re: Electronics Starter Kit?

There are always kits like this , if you want to play with individual components and chips and things. I had something similar and enjoyed playing with it. There's a recipe book with 500 designs of various kinds so you'll be building things in short order. This is definitely a toy, in that the suppl...
by jobriath
Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:47 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words you choose to mispronounce
Replies: 242
Views: 86105

Re: Words you choose to mispronounce

The board game Dominion, with its many repetitions of the names of a small number of cards, is particularly conducive to a group's adopting a set of characteristic mispronunciations. Moat => Mo-ut. Duchy => Dookie. Laboratory => Laboratoire (links Mitchell and Webb). Village => vlaydge. ...
by jobriath
Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:13 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Mumford and Sons
Replies: 7
Views: 3554

Re: Mumford and Sons

I like a bit of Mumford and Sons :) Laura Marling toured with them, and especially when she breaks out the banjo, she takes on M&S overtones. Devil's Spoke is a particularly fine example of her work and the occasional similarity with M&S, but don't be fooled---I Speak Because I Can is someth...
by jobriath
Tue Aug 07, 2012 1:09 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Newspeak practice
Replies: 21
Views: 9272

Re: Newspeak practice

tesseraktik wrote:Limitwise some Oldspeak is goodthink. Newspeak is Oldspeak that is lacking crimethink.

I agree. Listen examplewise forwardhalf of this Oldspeak grouptalk. Be carefull to uncontinue after 150 secs or risk hearing unlogic regarding uneffectiveness of room 101.
by jobriath
Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:50 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)
Replies: 36566
Views: 1885456

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

Damnit. ··· Centerdots.
by jobriath
Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:17 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Does anyone use the Vim HJKL cursor keys?
Replies: 77
Views: 98694

Re: Does anyone use the Vim HJKL cursor keys?

I still remember my very first college CS class. The TA said, "Let's talk about <writes on the chalkboard> 'vi'. The man page will tell you that this stands for <writes> 'VIsual editor', but in fact it stands for <writes> 'Visceral Infection'." I read "the man will tell you that this...
by jobriath
Mon Jul 30, 2012 10:14 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13396
Views: 1433884

Re: Today I Learned

TIL how to leverage my weight in order to run up walls, a skill used to reach ledges/openings 20 feet above the ground. Please please please let this be the kind of knowledge that fits in a forum post. And that you don't have to be part of a secret order to learn. And that requires only reasonable ...
by jobriath
Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:42 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)
Replies: 36566
Views: 1885456

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

But there's corn for poopity-popping!
by jobriath
Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:11 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Song Identification!
Replies: 458
Views: 175065

Re: Song Identification!

Sinus23 wrote:Could it be "Song to the siren - This Mortal coil" ?

Sorry can´t post links yet.

That's it! Thank you very much!
by jobriath
Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:56 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)
Replies: 36566
Views: 1885456

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

I crossed without looking :\
by jobriath
Fri Jul 13, 2012 8:23 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Tough Mudder
Replies: 27
Views: 19975

Re: Tough Mudder

Good luck!
natraj wrote:i do rock climbing but i tend to push myself up with my legs a lot more than i "should".

Buh? One climbs with one's legs. The arms are just decoration until they're needed.
by jobriath
Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)
Replies: 36566
Views: 1885456

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

Apologies. 2.26 for SQUIRREL BOOGIE
by jobriath
Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:04 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)
Replies: 36566
Views: 1885456

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

Pity. And now I checked your answer, I have to post again.

Listen to this! Someone posted it in FaiD. S'good. I'm sure I should know who posted it. Forum-famous. Begins with S? Could have searched by now, but continued to write instead.

@2.30: SQUIRREL BOOGIE!
by jobriath
Wed Jul 11, 2012 2:46 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)
Replies: 36566
Views: 1885456

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

It occurs to me to ask: Last time I came here, I clicked the "view earliest post that's new to you" button, putting me on page X. By then we were on page Y>X. Did this count as two page views, one count? Related: Does the fact that posting dumps you back to the thread to view your new post...
by jobriath
Wed Jul 11, 2012 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)
Replies: 36566
Views: 1885456

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

Oh shit, clicked the wrong thread.
by jobriath
Wed Jul 11, 2012 1:23 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Rock, paper scissors chainsaw
Replies: 1637
Views: 136177

Re: Rock, paper scissors chainsaw

SALMONELLA
by jobriath
Thu Jul 05, 2012 2:16 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Song Identification!
Replies: 458
Views: 175065

Re: Song Identification!

That's a good song, but not the one I'm after. Thanks for trying, though :) Turns out there are approx. three billion songs that contain the lyrics "here I am". For the record, this is far less ponderous than the song I'm thinking of. Also massively more upbeat. Edit: Attached vocal snatch...
by jobriath
Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:27 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Song Identification!
Replies: 458
Views: 175065

Re: Song Identification!

Here's a tough one. I remember a snatch of vocals, and I think the lyrics were "here I am / here I am". The music was bare, and the tempo was very slow. I think I remember a synth bass drone. The female/androgenous singer was reverbed somehow, and sang in a very ornamented fashion (lots of...
by jobriath
Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:11 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Broken Picture Telephone
Replies: 371
Views: 80636

Re: Broken Picture Telephone

This is already excellent.
by jobriath
Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:20 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: A prison with an infinite number of cells
Replies: 28
Views: 8428

Re: An prison with an infinite number of cells

At last, one of these I can get! Hint: Put A's in even numbered cells and B's in odd-numbered cells. Rule for an A-prisoner in cell n: Put prisoner in cell 2n. Rule for a B-prisoner in cell n: Put prisoner in cell 2n-1. Assuming cells are numbered 1, 2, ..., this fills all cells; no A-prison...
by jobriath
Fri May 18, 2012 11:17 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13396
Views: 1433884

Re: Today I Learned

Family planning: something that I think is a lot more common than most people commenting on this think. In the UK loads of babies are born in September, the start of most school years, in order that they might be among the oldest in their year and are thus not disadvantaged by missing out on develo...
by jobriath
Fri May 18, 2012 8:32 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Run 10,000 miles
Replies: 1340
Views: 277413

Re: Run 10,000 miles

6490 + 8 = 6498

I got lost. Had to jump some barbed wire. Thank God the farmer didn't spot me.
by jobriath
Thu May 10, 2012 3:24 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Speak Devanese
Replies: 62
Views: 20679

Re: Speak Devanese

Seconds request!
by jobriath
Wed May 02, 2012 3:16 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 313332

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy

Lower alcohol almost by design means less fermentation, less flavor transfer from the solid ingredients into the resultant liquid. Less taste. Lower alcohol content means less fermentation, but I don't think it means less contact between the mash and the liquor. An ale I helped brew (in a microbrew...
by jobriath
Tue May 01, 2012 2:57 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Rock Climbing
Replies: 168
Views: 95273

Re: Rock Climbing

Jobriath, is that French or British rating? (Either way, damn impressive) Thanks :D This was a harder question to answer than anticipated! Has the ANSI had nothing to say about grading routes? I think French, since that system (uniquely?) has ratings of the form 6a+, which are given on other routes...
by jobriath
Tue May 01, 2012 12:00 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Rock Climbing
Replies: 168
Views: 95273

Re: Rock Climbing

One thing I've done for smelly shoes is to stuff them with newspaper and put them in the freezer. Don't ask me why, but it works sometimes. My climbing bag, which has all my brushes and first aid supplies, etc, now contains a can of that shoe sanitizer they use at the bowling alley. Preventative ca...
by jobriath
Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89976
Views: 7576358

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

If I ever get to an xkcd meet thing, it'd be nice if people could identify me without a nametag or even knowing what I look like. I mean, sure, I've got a shaved head and friendly muttonchops, but what if there's another bald, oddly bearded fellow there? Frequently perform the "hate myself and...
by jobriath
Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:56 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Rock Climbing
Replies: 168
Views: 95273

Re: Rock Climbing

Overhangs would be a plus, given that that seems to be our gym's prime focus... You could always go with Evolve Defies, if your only concern is velcro :) Evolv make excellent shoes, but damn me if they're not stinky after six months! I love mine for precisely as long as I am wearing them, but disli...
by jobriath
Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:10 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
Replies: 1036
Views: 367040

Re: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality

Hah! Well, if it was me you were worried about, I can reassure you of my general incompetence. A planetful of disturbed seers is disturbing. Do you think if one of the seers thought more like Harry they would be able to understand whatever it is they're seeing, and hence discharge the prophesy? ...
by jobriath
Wed Apr 18, 2012 5:56 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
Replies: 1036
Views: 367040

Re: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality

In other news, the latest chapter is up.

Reading Harry's internal monologue often makes me want to be a better person. I've extracted a life lesson from this one and intend to try to apply it.
by jobriath
Wed Apr 18, 2012 2:07 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Speak Devanese
Replies: 62
Views: 20679

Re: Speak Devanese

Interpreted "suggestions" as suggesting potential murderees. Somewhat less sinister, now. Need no longer be wary of irritating Deva, though.

Would like to express deep appreciation for current thread and Deva both.

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