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by eSOANEM
Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:26 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Pi vs Tau
Replies: 19
Views: 7623

Re: Pi vs Tau

Sqrt(2π) is clearly the right choice. Just look at normal distributions, Fourier stuff (if you use the correct normalisation) and therefore QFT
by eSOANEM
Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British Snap Election - Theresa, Meh; Corbyn near-win; So long, Farron, auf wiedersehen goodbyeee
Replies: 127
Views: 18264

Re: British Snap Election - not a re-referendum?

↶ Until 10pm on Thursday, pretty much everyone thought the Tories were going to have a majority of anything from 50 to over 100. The yougov poll was basically the only one that had made substantial enough changes to their calculations and was the main one I was following so I was expecting a reduce...
by eSOANEM
Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:46 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Miscellaneous language questions
Replies: 549
Views: 68480

Re: Miscellaneous language questions

For me I think the space implies the necessary change in intonation (although italicisation would exaggerate it) and would understand both as Mega85 does
by eSOANEM
Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:44 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: In scientific's definition, in a fantasy world would a beastman or an elf be considered the same species?
Replies: 24
Views: 6079

Re: In scientific's definition, in a fantasy world would a beastman or an elf be considered the same species?

Linguistics suffers from a similar issue (defining when two dialects become different languages, and indeed, what make two things different dialects in the first place) and, as a result, has often started using "variety" as a way of recovering a similar sense without establishing a level i...
by eSOANEM
Sat Jun 10, 2017 1:56 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 941
Views: 217649

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

I speak fairly conservative RP (without much yodh-dropping, so I have a /j/ in due and dune) and don't have a yodh in dude. I suspect it's because the word was borrowed from New York english (which has extensive yodh-dropping).
by eSOANEM
Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British Snap Election - Theresa, Meh; Corbyn near-win; So long, Farron, auf wiedersehen goodbyeee
Replies: 127
Views: 18264

Re: British Snap Election - not a re-referendum?

Yeah, the Tories and DUP have said they're going to try and form a government together (looks like without a formal agreement but, tbh, they don't need one given how well they align on most issues). I can't see May sticking around long and that majority looks pretty weak and wobbly. I'm expecting ro...
by eSOANEM
Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:05 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British Snap Election - Theresa, Meh; Corbyn near-win; So long, Farron, auf wiedersehen goodbyeee
Replies: 127
Views: 18264

Re: British Snap Election - not a re-referendum?

I am (slowly) starting to sober up after quite the night. I think I had somewhere in the region of three bottles of wine and a litre of cider (over about 12 hours) I am fucking pleased. This was May's election to lose and she has done so, the youth got our and​ voted and the Tories are scrambling to...
by eSOANEM
Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British Snap Election - Theresa, Meh; Corbyn near-win; So long, Farron, auf wiedersehen goodbyeee
Replies: 127
Views: 18264

Re: British Snap Election - not a re-referendum?

One of May's "strong and stable" vans blew over in the wind. No-one was injured in the accident. Guess it's about as strong and stable as Theresa May (although, I'm not sure I can say the same about her government not having injured anyone) http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/el...
by eSOANEM
Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:10 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Wander Woman
Replies: 71
Views: 10802

Re: Wander Woman

I really enjoyed it. I noticed the cruiser listing but still thought it came a bit out of nowhere. My biggest issue was the final battle between Diana and Ares; it felt a bit overblown and I didn't really feel invested in it somehow? Like it just seemed like the same meaninglessly-casual-destruc...
by eSOANEM
Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:37 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 941
Views: 217649

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

Some languages have stressed schwas but I don't think any native English words have it in any common variety (Pho is a loanword sometimes pronounced with a stressed schwa as in the original vietnamese). Again, the lack of a perceived distinction there is almost certainly just perceived (unless you h...
by eSOANEM
Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:13 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 941
Views: 217649

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

That's because (in most English varieties) when unstressed those vowels can reduce to a central vowel and the original vowel is no longer phonetically clear . Some varieties (such as RP) actually have a couple of other reduced vowels as well as the schwa. It's possible your variety of English is lik...
by eSOANEM
Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:05 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3710
Views: 460348

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Except, we've already done that. You can't defend every soft target, and especially in a historic city like London there are plenty of busy and popular streets that you simply can't fit that sort of protection to. Add in the need for deliveries and emergency access and your options are further limi...
by eSOANEM
Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3710
Views: 460348

Re: The Darker Side of the News

There is quite a lot that can be done about car attacks actually. Lots of civil engineering goes into placing barriers between roads and areas where lots of people gather (like squares); particularly in ways that aren't obvious to people just going about their business (or at least, aren't obviously...
by eSOANEM
Sat Jun 03, 2017 11:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3710
Views: 460348

Re: The Darker Side of the News

My parents were in town today and my dad was on london bridge for a photography course. He's fine but he's been taken to a hotel with the other witnesses to be interviewed. My heart goes out to all affected but I can't help but be worried about how this might play politically. This wouldn't have bee...
by eSOANEM
Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:13 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 941
Views: 217649

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

That diphthong is getting unusual even amongst RP speakers these days. I have it as a diphthong but most of my friends (who speak various different forms of RP) have it split into two distinct syllables.
by eSOANEM
Fri May 26, 2017 2:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8197
Views: 1203787

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

I do have a sense of gender sometimes but I mostly use genderqueer because it's a nice and broad umbrella. My sense of gender does vary from day to day or week to week so I do often describe myself as genderfluid as well but, most of the time, both "male" and "female" feel active...
by eSOANEM
Fri May 26, 2017 11:59 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8197
Views: 1203787

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

I'm also genderqueer but like my beard. For me though it's mostly a matter of ease. It pisses me off that it leads to people reading me as male more often, but the frustration of shaving every day (and dealing with the prickly stubble that entails) is worse for me.
by eSOANEM
Wed May 24, 2017 5:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20908
Views: 2489106

Re: Post your boat race.

Congratulations!

Unrelatedly, I did a thing to my hair:

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by eSOANEM
Mon May 22, 2017 9:42 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 161
Views: 18439

Re: Free Will

↶ To be conscious implies the ability to feel , not the ability to think . Awe is a feeling, as is pain and joy. When we decide it's ok (or not ok) to boil a lobster alive, it's not based on whether they can count, but whether or not they can feel. If there is any research that points to the idea t...
by eSOANEM
Sun May 21, 2017 11:37 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 161
Views: 18439

Re: Free Will

I'm struggling to find one explicitly stating introspection, but the effects of not teaching congenitally deaf children to sign on cognition as a whole are well accepted amongst the deaf community & those working with them and necessarily imply an impact on introspection.
by eSOANEM
Sun May 21, 2017 10:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89872
Views: 7369092

Re: Thoughts for ships

You see now I feel like I can't also wish you good luck because it'll just look like I want the praise.

Good luck
by eSOANEM
Sun May 21, 2017 10:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28368
Views: 2864088

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

I (as someone who's gender would come under "other" and knows many other people in that situation) have only heard that objection made when the "other" choice doesn't also have a free text box. We understand that a question can't list every single gender (in part because I'm not ...
by eSOANEM
Sun May 21, 2017 10:03 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 161
Views: 18439

Re: Free Will

Eh, I'm not so sure. The evidence from congenitally deaf people who were not taught to sign at a young age seems to suggest that language plays a majorly fundamental role in all human cognition including introspection.
by eSOANEM
Fri May 19, 2017 4:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28368
Views: 2864088

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Eh, being honest with yourself about who you are is relative. By certain definitions of "biological sex", trans people on hormones have a sex different from their gender assigned at birth; trans people who've had bottom surgery also have a sex different from their gender assigned at birth ...
by eSOANEM
Fri May 19, 2017 2:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28368
Views: 2864088

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

It sucks that there are people who believe science says sex is binary and unchangeable because that's both shitty transphobia and wrong. Like, even for people who want to salvage some idea of "biological sex", it cannot be one thing; it's a whole bunch of different things, none of which ar...
by eSOANEM
Wed May 17, 2017 11:13 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 161
Views: 18439

Re: Free Will

↶ Consciousness is not a thing , it is a perspective on a thing. Consciousness is a first-person outlook, and as such is only applicable to the (grammatical) first person. Idk, that seems like half a step too far to me. Consciousness is the perspective that it is meaningful for that thing to be fir...
by eSOANEM
Wed May 17, 2017 10:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Explain College-level subjects in one sentence
Replies: 45
Views: 9822

Re: Explain College-level subjects in one sentence

I feel like that's probably more true of students learning Greek than Russian actually. Cyrillic's different enough from Latin script that it's pretty obvious you're going to see weird and unfamiliar symbols whereas Greek is similar enough that a lot of it (particularly in upper case) can be read (o...
by eSOANEM
Tue May 09, 2017 10:35 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Miscellaneous language questions
Replies: 549
Views: 68480

Re: Miscellaneous language questions

"ladies, gentlemen, honoured guests" is what I've usually seen suggested. It's respectful of nb folk (like me) but people who like to pretend we don't exist and can act as if it's a semicolon after gentlemen and that it's saying the ladies and gents are honour guests rather than providing ...
by eSOANEM
Tue May 09, 2017 10:33 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 941
Views: 217649

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

I (RP speaker) think I might have: "caught" = /kɔt/ "court" = /kɔːt/ "horse" = /hɔs/ "hoarse" = /hɔːs/ I'm not sure though. I might be creating that difference out of nothing though; it's always hard to analyse small differences in your own speech. Any differe...
by eSOANEM
Mon May 08, 2017 9:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8197
Views: 1203787

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Like, labelling only wanting to fuck people with dicks as gay is cisnormative but the attraction is not inherently transphobic. The point that was repeatedly made on the original post was that treating preferences as red lines is generally not good so should be meditated upon. And, when those prefer...
by eSOANEM
Mon May 08, 2017 4:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8197
Views: 1203787

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

cn: transphobia within queer spaces and associated shit like bio essentialism etc; mentions of fgm A bunch of pages for my university appeared recently. First there was memebridge for memes, then crushbridge for people to do missed connections type stuff, then grudgebridge for people to anonymously ...
by eSOANEM
Mon May 08, 2017 12:22 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Miscellaneous language questions
Replies: 549
Views: 68480

Re: Miscellaneous language questions

I think I tend to use "siblings" if they're unknown (e.g. "do you have any siblings", "oh, what genders are your siblings?") or if they're known to be neither a man or a woman (e.g. "my partner's sibling") although in that latter case I might use "sib&quo...
by eSOANEM
Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:58 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Miscellaneous language questions
Replies: 549
Views: 68480

Re: Miscellaneous language questions

Nah, that bit's wrong, but it's wrong because the compound's even worse than a latin-greek hybrid; it's a french-greek hybrid (with the avio- being from the french avion which is in turn coined from the latin avis). Anyway most of these phobiae aren't "real" words in the sense that most na...
by eSOANEM
Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:34 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1119
Views: 140746

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

Also we have an independent boundary commission which limits the amount of gerrymandering (although there certainly is some). The big issue in Scotland is that it has always (in recent history) been a fair bit left of England (and therefore the majority of UK constituencies) and, after the independe...
by eSOANEM
Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:12 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Miscellaneous language questions
Replies: 549
Views: 68480

Re: Miscellaneous language questions

Huh, I guess it must be a lot more common this side of the pond; I can't imagine anyone here not knowing the phrase (this phrase is where the Harry Potter wizarding sense of "squib" comes from and was just assumed to be understood)
by eSOANEM
Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Questions For The World
Replies: 2203
Views: 386991

Re: Questions For The World

Liri wrote:
I like the cute ones


This is a cursed video
by eSOANEM
Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1119
Views: 140746

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

I think she was hoping it'd persuade broadcasters not to run them. Now that at least one broadcaster's going ahead anyway, I expect she'll show up because leaving an empty podium would look even worse than backtracking. No particular surprise with the division result either. Now is about as good a t...
by eSOANEM
Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89872
Views: 7369092

Re: Thoughts for ships

by eSOANEM
Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:55 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Logon
Replies: 117
Views: 18939

Re: Logon

↶ But something about the way the whole thing shaped out just sat wrong with me. I didn't like the conclusion, which felt rushed, and didn't like the way Logan was a sort of reluctant hero all... the way... through... the film... I also disliked that we're basically only a few years out of the X-Me...
by eSOANEM
Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1119
Views: 140746

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

Also important: Theresa May has said she won't do any debates.

The impact this will have is very up in the air. Hopefully the broadcasters will run debates anyway (with either no tory podium or with an empty one) but I'm worried they'll just decide not to run any at all.

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