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by Soupspoon
Sun Aug 20, 2017 3:57 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Forum Game Show
Replies: 127
Views: 5345

Re: Forum Game Show

I roll… a SIX!

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by Soupspoon
Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1829
Views: 303757

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

No, it's seriously a person parasailing. You know you think you're being reminded you're in the future when you spot a beach scene and skip the whole concept of parasailing, and start to try to work out if the parachute is from the top of this rocket or was the top of the last rocket. Then find you...
by Soupspoon
Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1829
Views: 303757

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

(Or, avoiding the comedy ninjas…)

The top of the thing landing1 on the left.

1 Barging? Can't see one, at first glance, but presume it's there.
by Soupspoon
Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:30 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Universe with different laws of physics
Replies: 6
Views: 3812

Re: Universe with different laws of physics

It might also be useful to read a more modern retelling/sequel, perhaps a bit more expansive and accessible and given more (mathematical) 'reality' to the 'verse. For me, that's Flatterland by Ian Stewart, but there are others out there. (Actually my first encounter with Flatland was as a meta-verse...
by Soupspoon
Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:17 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: count up by even odd parity
Replies: 83
Views: 3634

Re: count up by even odd parity

18 - 1
by Soupspoon
Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:48 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: count up by even odd parity
Replies: 83
Views: 3634

Re: count up by even odd parity

16 - 0
by Soupspoon
Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1878: "Earth Orbital Diagram"
Replies: 45
Views: 7357

Re: 1878: "Earth Orbital Diagram"

The Solstice is the longest and shortest days (21 June and 21 December), the Equinox is when the night and day are equal, in March and September. The exact day of the month can vary. Correct... For example, in 1944 June 6th was the longest day. *pained groan - then slow hand-clap* (Then a reminder ...
by Soupspoon
Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:12 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: count up by even odd parity
Replies: 83
Views: 3634

Re: count up by even odd parity

14 - 0

Looks pretty much like O(test for Primality), though.
by Soupspoon
Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:00 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: count up by even odd parity
Replies: 83
Views: 3634

Re: count up by even odd parity

12 - 1 I was looking at it, myself, as the even values from m to n being a Perfect Sharing Algorithm continuation of (all numbers) m/2 … n/2 , because they were always whatever the (m… n)/2 value was, with one (more?) additional factor of 2. (This includes 2, which is the inverted parity of that giv...
by Soupspoon
Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:25 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: count up by even odd parity
Replies: 83
Views: 3634

Re: count up by even odd parity

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by Soupspoon
Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:35 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: count up by even odd parity
Replies: 83
Views: 3634

Re: count up by even odd parity

7 - 1
by Soupspoon
Sat Aug 19, 2017 5:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1878: "Earth Orbital Diagram"
Replies: 45
Views: 7357

Re: 1878: "Earth Orbital Diagram"

Mi syzygy es su syzygy..!
by Soupspoon
Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:04 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: count up by even odd parity
Replies: 83
Views: 3634

Re: count up by even odd parity

(Well, you'd know what you meant, and now do I... Not that I need to, yet.)
5 - 1
by Soupspoon
Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:29 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7220
Views: 539203

Re: Trump presidency

Lady parts isn't code for sex. He's saying female Nixon. No, I got the reference. I just thought I'd twist it around. (Mostly 'cos Nixon in possession of lady parts, in either sense, just seemed like an image I didn't want to persist. The presence of Pat and the existence of Tricia and Julie notwit...
by Soupspoon
Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:17 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7220
Views: 539203

Re: Trump presidency

Kennedy probably 'had' far more ladyparts than Nixon. And (as long as it wasn't coercive, of course, albeit that it's hard to disentangle coercion from the general 'attraction' of power) I don't begrudge him for that.
by Soupspoon
Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:09 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: DRY
Replies: 26
Views: 1270

Re: DRY

A yw hyn yn beth, nawr? Gallem wedyn ROT13! / Tnyyrz jrqla EBG13!

Looks stupid. Let us not, eh?

Regarding indivisible numerals - alternately original voidnesses, otherwise novel subject - continue redux!
by Soupspoon
Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:49 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: count up by even odd parity
Replies: 83
Views: 3634

Re: count up by even odd parity

3 - 1

(Giving this a go. And wondering how 4 will go. Just the one prime, involved, but twice... Glad I'm not the one making the decision as to what that means, under the given instructions.)
by Soupspoon
Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:37 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Lunar Eclipse and New Moon
Replies: 11
Views: 2377

Re: Lunar Eclipse and New Moon

(Much as said by measure, but I'm gonna use different words…) The Moon's tilt is like a gyroscope in its ability to hold an angle 1 . But it's a gyroscope standing on the rim of a roundabout/carousel, the Sun at the centre. If you sit with the gyroscope and concentrate on the Sun, you are rotating, ...
by Soupspoon
Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7220
Views: 539203

Re: Trump presidency

I don't think Boris would go for it, but Nigel Farage would surely be up for it. Boris is an anti-Trump, in many ways. Boris goes out of the way to make himself look affably stupid, but he's clearly well-educated and calculating beneath. Trump… like I said, the opposite in many ways. (Have they yet...
by Soupspoon
Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1878: "Earth Orbital Diagram"
Replies: 45
Views: 7357

Re: 1878: "Earth Orbital Diagram"

(That sounds like we're heading into Time Cube territory... I don't understand everything Otis Ray said, but it looked like he was talking about some internal understanding.)
by Soupspoon
Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1878: "Earth Orbital Diagram"
Replies: 45
Views: 7357

Re: 1878: "Earth Orbital Diagram"

morriswalters wrote:The Equinox or Solstice are the same thing in different places.
Umm, no?

Or maybe I just got whooshed, before I even got round to being critical of the rest.
by Soupspoon
Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)
Replies: 278
Views: 59184

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Plasma_Wolf wrote:Bruce Forsyth. 89 years old. 60 years long career on British TV.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-40978576


Didn't he do well!?

(/cultural reference)
by Soupspoon
Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1878: "Earth Orbital Diagram"
Replies: 45
Views: 7357

Re: 1878: "Earth Orbital Diagram"

I can't wait for the uninitiated to complain about the mistakes in nomenclature Indeed the "nomenclature" is clearly the bit that holds the sticky-out bit of a sundial in place. Correction from a Brit - Solstice is NOT the same as Equinox, quite the opposite. Well, technically the opposit...
by Soupspoon
Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:43 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Lunar Eclipse and New Moon
Replies: 11
Views: 2377

Re: Lunar Eclipse and New Moon

Ignoring the words, the latest comic does some of the diagramming needed...
by Soupspoon
Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1878: "Earth Orbital Diagram"
Replies: 45
Views: 7357

1878: "Earth Orbital Diagram"

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/earth_orbital_diagram.png Title Text: You shouldn't look directly at a partial eclipse because of the damage that can be caused by improperly aligning the solar-lunar orbital plane with the orbital bones around the eye. I don't like this new version of the Enterprise. C...
by Soupspoon
Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:15 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: What is the avatar above you saying?
Replies: 264
Views: 20366

Re: What is the avatar above you saying?

"So, yeah, like I took the pill, and ever since then I've been far more mellow, man..."
by Soupspoon
Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:05 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7220
Views: 539203

Re: Trump presidency

One could say that forcing a pregnancy to come to term against the person's will is an act of violence, too, but yeah. Reminds me that I was debating putting this in the Darker Side thread. It doesn't really belong in tjis thread, instead, but it has a strange resonance with what you just said, so...
by Soupspoon
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:45 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: What is the avatar above you saying?
Replies: 264
Views: 20366

Re: What is the avatar above you saying?

I know you did it. Just tell me how you did it and where it is now, or I'll have to send the Boys round...
by Soupspoon
Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:18 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Lunar Eclipse and New Moon
Replies: 11
Views: 2377

Re: Lunar Eclipse and New Moon

I like the diagram (you can match it with my text), but I don't get why we're apparently looking over the North Pole of Earth, yet the ecliptic plane (and the angle off of it) assumes that we're viewing from the side somewhere within the tropics... Looks like it was repurposed from a top-down view. ...
by Soupspoon
Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:41 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Lunar Eclipse and New Moon
Replies: 11
Views: 2377

Re: Lunar Eclipse and New Moon

Sun ----//-------------------------- Earth -- Moon Moon is Full (lit side almost entirely towards the Earth, hard to differentiate the lit border from the actual visible horizon of the Moon) but has a chance of passing exactly 1 into the shadow of the Earth, blocking out the sunlight and becoming a ...
by Soupspoon
Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:45 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7220
Views: 539203

Re: Trump presidency

Anyway, yes, what about the alt-left It's presently below the "x" and "z" keys on my keyboard. But my keyboard may have a different position on the matter of key location than yours. Not that there's anything wrong with that. And my alt-right is like this one: https://upload.wik...
by Soupspoon
Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:06 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: DRY
Replies: 26
Views: 1270

Re: DRY

Inc/Rectly: Spelt wrongly.

However: Could y'all expand upon misapplying import across numbers notoriously minimally factorisable? That'll surely give fun!
by Soupspoon
Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:24 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7220
Views: 539203

Re: Trump presidency

I think this thread is suffering the same fate as equivalent threads on other forums I'm on. Too much heat, quite a lot of smoke, all from a build up of friction between people who normally would consider themselves in rough agreement. If some of those weren't Coloured Names, already, I might have ...
by Soupspoon
Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1876: Eclipse Searches
Replies: 35
Views: 6164

Re: 1876: Eclipse Searches

My current connection (mobile internet) is, by various geolocation tools, located in one of five different places (in six guesses). Three of them identify my provider correctly enough (but not consistently enough to suggest the same HQ location). The latitudes range over 1.7°, and the longitudes spr...
by Soupspoon
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:59 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Miscellaneous language questions
Replies: 570
Views: 84548

Re: Miscellaneous language questions

However you want to spell it, the point is that "you" is mispronounced, not "adieu." Indeed. But these are "native Austrians" speaking, via magical translator microbes 1 , so I'm not sure what we can make of the (mostly) lack of accents leaking through ( some 'Allo 'Al...
by Soupspoon
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:21 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Miscellaneous language questions
Replies: 570
Views: 84548

Re: Miscellaneous language questions

"Ya"? I thought it was (how I'd write it!) more like "Yeur". (Close enough to the French for "eyes", at least for me. I'd probably pronounce "Adieu" with the same ending as "Les yeux", though, and I'm sure any decent francophone would tell me that I ...
by Soupspoon
Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1876: Eclipse Searches
Replies: 35
Views: 6164

Re: 1876: Eclipse Searches

DieInRealLife wrote:How did Randall pass over the opportunity to say "searches for 'eclipse' in the weeks before the eclipse are eclipsing searches for 'election' in the weeks before the 2016 election."?

Maybe he just elected to.
by Soupspoon
Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1877: "Eclipse Science"
Replies: 18
Views: 4040

Re: 1877: "Eclipse Science"

Jorpho wrote:NDT tweeted, "Odd. No one is in denial of America’s Aug 21 total solar eclipse. Like Climate Change, methods & tools of science predict it."
That twitter thread depressed me. Who knew there were so many people living under rocks, waiting to totally miss the point.
by Soupspoon
Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1877: "Eclipse Science"
Replies: 18
Views: 4040

Re: 1877: "Eclipse Science"

But what if, this time, Einstein isn't proved correct, but nobody was looking?!? Gotta keep checking, or we'll not discover that we were fooled by a temporary trick of the light!

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