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by eSOANEM
Sat Nov 14, 2015 12:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Over 100 dead in shooting, bombing in Paris
Replies: 136
Views: 22646

Re: Over 100 dead in shooting, bombing in Paris

Apparently IS have claimed responsibility and Hollande is calling it an act of war [BBC].
by eSOANEM
Thu Nov 12, 2015 12:02 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Gravity-temperature musings by Toffo
Replies: 162
Views: 23649

Re: Gravity-temperature musings by Toffo

Toffo wrote:Clocks on the neutron star slow down as extra mass arrives nearby them. We postulate that clocks slowing down is a sign of energy loss.


I have a clock at rest wrt to me. I give it energy (boost it into a frame moving wrt to me) and I see it slow down. Your postulation is wrong.
by eSOANEM
Fri Nov 06, 2015 11:49 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Gravity-temperature musings by Toffo
Replies: 162
Views: 23649

Re: Gravity-temperature musings by Toffo

Energy is only conserved locally, unless you can pump the energy the light has gained back up to the place the light is emitted, you haven't broken anything to do with energy conservation.
by eSOANEM
Wed Oct 28, 2015 1:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28323
Views: 2711472

Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Me and my three housemates are also on that same system (again, though, we're sharing all cooking equipment).
by eSOANEM
Tue Oct 27, 2015 11:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I have one OnePlus 2 invite!
Replies: 12
Views: 5478

Re: I've got OnePlus 2 invites!

I would have been very interested, but I managed to get one in the 12th of October open sale.
by eSOANEM
Sun Oct 18, 2015 10:52 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Obscure Language Game
Replies: 305
Views: 101638

Re: Obscure Language Game

I don't have much of an idea with the first one, but the second's use of <'> looks like hard signs to me (combined with the fact that the word rusijilykin looks like it could be related to russia) makes me think this language is usually written in cyrillic and is spoken primarily in russia or neighb...
by eSOANEM
Mon Oct 05, 2015 5:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3285
Views: 598385

Re: What were your dreams last night?

ooh, I remembered another part. I went round to a friend's house except a mafia boss was living there now and had a very angry dog and cat which tried to attack me. I think my friend still lived there, so I was allowed; it's just that all the furniture was different and the house was way too clean a...
by eSOANEM
Mon Oct 05, 2015 12:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3285
Views: 598385

Re: What were your dreams last night?

Last hight I had dream that there was some famous Greek philosopher (I can't remember who, but let's call him socrates) was being teased about not making good wine; at one point he decanted it into a condom and there were red and green bits (like the skin of an apple starting to go brown) and some c...
by eSOANEM
Fri Oct 02, 2015 11:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8258
Views: 1145751

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

CN: fear of rejection, associated gender dysphoria and anxiety There's a person who's been at a few events I've been to lately who seems pretty cool and I would possibly like to ask out. This is already a very anxiety-y thing for me, but the issue is that, the first time I met her, peopl...
by eSOANEM
Wed Sep 23, 2015 10:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13287
Views: 1307707

Re: Today I Learned

If so, then I'm also a bad person. It's also interesting; I'm struggling to work out what could do that. One of my friends is specialising in bioengineering and said that some of the cutting edge prosthetics are made of titanium foams so the bone can grow into the gaps and hold onto it better, but I...
by eSOANEM
Fri Sep 18, 2015 1:57 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Is velocity a limit?
Replies: 18
Views: 3956

Re: Is velocity a limit?

Δ is not usually a limit as it's taken to zero, it's sometimes even an order 1 change; δ is usually much smaller than order 1 and a d is the limit as it's taken to zero. The reason we tend to take the limit is that derivatives are much easier to deal with than discrete derivatives (in particular, it...
by eSOANEM
Wed Sep 09, 2015 11:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8258
Views: 1145751

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

A lot of what you've said seems quite familiar to me. Personally, I identify as genderqueer and genderfluid and, in particular, my experiences when I'm more agender-y seem more like yours. I think overall, I tend to feel a bit more of an internal sense of gender than you (although mostly anti-male r...
by eSOANEM
Tue Sep 08, 2015 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89839
Views: 6891283

Re: Inspirations

And then you can loop the whole thing by having a paper asking the students how to make that sentence grammatical giving you: James, while John had had "had had had had had had had had", had had "had had had had had had had had had"; "had had had had had had had had had"...
by eSOANEM
Sun Sep 06, 2015 9:56 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89839
Views: 6891283

Re: Inspirations

Thanks for that explanation! I feel I understand English a bit better now. let me fix that with this grammatically correct sentence. Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo Which is only grammatically correct in US English (buffalo as a verb is US-specific). I was confused a...
by eSOANEM
Sun Sep 06, 2015 9:51 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28323
Views: 2711472

Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

The exciting names are Tristan and Lancelot (in that order). The boring names are, well, boring and I'd rather not post them because full names in public places.

I mean, sorry, my name definitely is "Interesting Boring Unusual Ordinary".
by eSOANEM
Sat Sep 05, 2015 10:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28323
Views: 2711472

Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

My names alternate interesting & unusual and boring & ordinary (I have two middle names so get two of each). My surname is boring so I have an exciting first name which I like.
by eSOANEM
Fri Sep 04, 2015 7:21 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What is your current housing situation?
Replies: 150
Views: 48135

Re: What is your current housing situation?

*headdesk*

I managed not to read that one (despite looking desperately for a better fit).
by eSOANEM
Thu Sep 03, 2015 11:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What is your current housing situation?
Replies: 150
Views: 48135

Re: What is your current housing situation?

This reminded me that this thread exists and that I should update my status. I'm now renting a house with some friends. There didn't seem to be an option for this particularly well in the poll so I just went with the "rent a whole house" one because it seemed closest.
by eSOANEM
Thu Sep 03, 2015 10:38 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Annoying words, and Words You Hate
Replies: 1939
Views: 381662

Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Yeah, I should probably do this with a globe too. The fact the north coast of russia isn't approximately straight still manages to surprise me. Edit: this website is pretty cool and useful for this sort of thing. Sadly it doesn't have the gnomonic projection (probably because it takes an infinite am...
by eSOANEM
Thu Sep 03, 2015 9:13 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Annoying words, and Words You Hate
Replies: 1939
Views: 381662

Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

People who want to count the americas as a single continent need to treat eurasiafrica as a single continent; the suez canal is much longer than the panama so africa is a lot more connected to eurasia than north and south america are. In most standard projections, I think Copper Bezel definitely has...
by eSOANEM
Thu Jul 30, 2015 9:57 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13287
Views: 1307707

Re: Today I Learned

According to one of my conlang books, a similar thing goes on in Québécois where north-south tends to follow the st lawrence river (even though it tends to actually run diagonally). In montreal itself though, the river has a 90° bend from E-W to N-S. Also in Cambridge (UK), there's a similar thing. ...
by eSOANEM
Tue Jul 21, 2015 10:58 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: N-Body Simulation questions
Replies: 19
Views: 3457

Re: N-Body Simulation questions

It might be that your attractive and repulsive forces are balanced the same as in real life or of the right form. Alternatively, I could see it being due to your grid being too coarse/your universe too small (I am just guessing on both of these by the way).
by eSOANEM
Sun Jul 19, 2015 11:58 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: N-Body Simulation questions
Replies: 19
Views: 3457

Re: N-Body Simulation questions

The grid looks like an aliasing effect from the spacing of the bodies and the size of the torus causing some fourier mode to be excited. Changing the size of the torus by just a few pixels should drastically alter the number of grid squares (if I'm right). The fact everything starts off stationary m...
by eSOANEM
Sat Jul 18, 2015 2:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14280
Views: 2024746

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

We have Tsars like that here too. I think the term was first used by the press but it has been used officially here before I think.
by eSOANEM
Sat Jul 18, 2015 2:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89839
Views: 6891283

Re: Inspirations

bigglesworth wrote:For it to be Romeo and Juliet, they have to die and their families have to be reconciled.


That's pretty much just Troilus and Criseyde which, as a story dates back at least as far as Chaucer and, given Troilus' history in greek literature, the entire story may well be much older.
by eSOANEM
Wed Jul 15, 2015 4:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89839
Views: 6891283

Re: Inspirations

Ooh, I am very jealous. I had been thinking I'd missed a lightning deal though so I'm a bit less disappointed.
by eSOANEM
Sun Jul 12, 2015 2:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28323
Views: 2711472

Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

With these two posts in a row, I'm now just imagining Larry and Barry from Mad Max with a white ink smiley face tattoo on them.
by eSOANEM
Sun Jul 12, 2015 2:12 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: N-Body Simulation questions
Replies: 19
Views: 3457

Re: Equation for repulsive forces in N-body simulation?

Yup. Strictly speaking the forces will be a bit more complicated because the viscosity of the interstellar medium will lead to interactions between the various winds but hopefully it should be a reasonable assumption to treat the vairous winds as independent. You'll also need to pick the coefficient...
by eSOANEM
Sat Jul 11, 2015 10:09 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: N-Body Simulation questions
Replies: 19
Views: 3457

Re: Equation for repulsive forces in N-body simulation?

Drag forces (which would include stellar wind forces) tend to go like the velocity at low speeds (Reynolds number much less than 1) and the square at high speeds (Reynolds number much higher than 1). You can probably look up the radius-speed relation online or, if not, I can try looking it up in the...
by eSOANEM
Sat Jul 11, 2015 12:19 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Problem about travelling backwards
Replies: 15
Views: 2988

Re: Problem about travelling backwards

Novikov is also the only solution which makes sense in GR. Nothing's moving, the entirety of existence is just some geometric object and all the stuff we perceive as matter is just a bunch of tensors defined over the whole of spacetime. For this object to be make sense geometrically and topologicall...
by eSOANEM
Sat Jul 11, 2015 12:12 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: How do you think we mean?
Replies: 11
Views: 3207

Re: How do you think we mean?

I mean a model in which the prototype defines the term. Different fundamental metaphors can certainly get you some way but I'm not sure it's sufficient. The birds question raises two points: 1. People think about meaning in terms of prototypes. 2. That this is an incomplete description. "Yes&qu...
by eSOANEM
Fri Jul 10, 2015 10:57 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Annoying words, and Words You Hate
Replies: 1939
Views: 381662

Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

sje46 wrote:"splaining" as a suffix


That's not a suffix, it's just often used in portmanteaus (mansplaining, whitesplaining, cissplaining etc).
by eSOANEM
Fri Jul 10, 2015 10:55 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: How do you think we mean?
Replies: 11
Views: 3207

Re: How do you think we mean?

Personally, I am in the Rosch/Lakoff camp. Women Fire and Dangerous Things made a hell of a lot of sense to me. And the experiments involving basic-level categories must be pointing to something. Ergo, ideas metaphorically linked to each other and to a small number of semantic prototypes has to be ...
by eSOANEM
Fri Jul 10, 2015 1:14 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: How do you think we mean?
Replies: 11
Views: 3207

Re: How do you think we mean?

The structure of the lexicon A key insight of Ferdinand de Saussure was that the problem of single-word meanings could be sidestepped by looking instead at language as a structure. Meanings don't exist in isolation; they're circumscribed by their relationship with other words. {some explanation of ...
by eSOANEM
Thu Jul 09, 2015 11:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28323
Views: 2711472

Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

I gave up. Either they haven't actually made a product yet or they hired Dumb and Dumber as their marketing department. All I can see are renderings. I'll throw some questions to the recumberent biking group, but I guess they thought up the idea but have never made a product. Especially since I can...
by eSOANEM
Wed Jul 08, 2015 10:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Tom Cruise considering leaving Church of Scientology
Replies: 87
Views: 20861

Re: Tom Cruise considering leaving Church of Scientology

It's possible. The fact he only starts appearing in genealogies at the end of the pagan era and seems to appear in pretty much all of them at some point or another seems surprising in that case (particularly as some of these royal dynasties are angles, some saxons and some jutes) unless there are se...
by eSOANEM
Wed Jul 08, 2015 1:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Tom Cruise considering leaving Church of Scientology
Replies: 87
Views: 20861

Re: Tom Cruise considering leaving Church of Scientology

If you want a genuine example of that, a bunch of anglo-saxon royal genealogies show descent from woden although this seems to have towards the end of the pagan period (I don't think the British royal families ever re-drawn their early genealogy so, arguably, by the transitivity of descent, claims ...
by eSOANEM
Wed Jul 08, 2015 1:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Isn't Australia amazing?
Replies: 7
Views: 2512

Re: Isn't Australia amazing?

Papua New Guinea does have the most distinct languages per capita of any country (it might even have more languages absolute, I'm not quite sure how it compares to Brazil there). So that's pretty cool.
by eSOANEM
Tue Jul 07, 2015 11:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Tom Cruise considering leaving Church of Scientology
Replies: 87
Views: 20861

Re: Tom Cruise considering leaving Church of Scientology

For religion, it doesn't matter if it has any basis. What matters is if your claim helps your movement. Example. French king needed some legitimacy, so he claimed Jesus had a previously unknown son. And that he and his ilk bloodline ran straight to that child. Therefore, you have to accept him as k...
by eSOANEM
Mon Jul 06, 2015 10:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Tom Cruise considering leaving Church of Scientology
Replies: 87
Views: 20861

Re: Tom Cruise considering leaving Church of Scientology

The funny one was a Jewish offshoot that claimed that the Jewish god had split himself in three: the original one, a kind of wind that impregnates virgins, and the resulting half-human son who is also his own father. The point of that exercise is to get the son killed in public, to advertise a new ...

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