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by WibblyWobbly
Mon Sep 09, 2013 12:18 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9535
Views: 970766

Re: What are you listening to?

RebeccaWhitaker wrote:It's a very old song and it brings alive so many great memories Alien Ant Farm - Movies

RebeccaWhitaker wrote:It's a very old song

RebeccaWhitaker wrote:very old song


Ow. My pride.
by WibblyWobbly
Sat Sep 07, 2013 12:10 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Encode a message so it can't be read until a certain time?
Replies: 84
Views: 46506

Re: Encode a message so it can't be read until a certain tim

Some company somewhere must make a small, consumer safe or lockbox with a time delay opening, right? But someone could cut into it with a laser beam! At some point, I have to question how much security is actually needed. What is this info, the cure to cancer or something? Recipe for flan, I'll bet...
by WibblyWobbly
Fri Sep 06, 2013 3:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Quiz night questions that can't be googled on a smart-phone
Replies: 29
Views: 22741

Re: Quiz night questions that can't be googled on a smart-ph

Oh, well, in that case, just ask how many angels can dance on the head of a pin.
by WibblyWobbly
Fri Sep 06, 2013 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Quiz night questions that can't be googled on a smart-phone
Replies: 29
Views: 22741

Re: Quiz night questions that can't be googled on a smart-ph

teelo wrote:Next Question: If someones chooses to not not not not not not not not not not not not not cheat, are they cheating?

Yes. Because anyone who was not cheating would not need so many "nots". Only a cheater would resort to such subterfuge.
by WibblyWobbly
Wed Sep 04, 2013 3:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13192
Views: 1214960

Re: Today I Learned

Today or late last night; I learned about Bismuth. I learned about it at xkcd. Sometimes this Forum is like wandering around in a University Town. There are Chem Majors and Chem WanaBe's; Like Me. http://chemistry.about.com/od/crystalrecipes/a/grow-bismuth-crystals.htm The way that thing was writte...
by WibblyWobbly
Wed Sep 04, 2013 3:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13947
Views: 1883828

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

Key Lime Pie would have been better, IMO. Tastier, too.
by WibblyWobbly
Tue Sep 03, 2013 5:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Galilean:x' with respect to S'? AND SPECIAL BONUS x' = x-d?
Replies: 908
Views: 134144

Re: Galilean:x' with respect to S'? AND SPECIAL BONUS x' = x

steve waterman wrote:Had some troubles. Triple bypass and valve replacement then some complications and a pace maker. Been in hospital for almost a month. Will perhaps write later when better.

Best wishes for a speedy recovery, Steve.
by WibblyWobbly
Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89767
Views: 6337882

Re: unhatched fishes and turtle excluding devices

Oh, I would love that so much right now. August was being a rather mild month up until this past week, when it showed up with a vengeance. In an apartment with no A/C, that's a big problem for a guy like me. I'm actually starting to look forward to winter - no more waking up drenched in sweat.
by WibblyWobbly
Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What is your name an anagram of?
Replies: 384
Views: 41909

Re: What is your name an anagram of?

ahammel wrote:Jell oxen harm headman
Normal hen exhaled jam
Mermen halal oxen hadj

My name is a lousy set of letters


Jeane Hardman mox hell?
by WibblyWobbly
Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13947
Views: 1883828

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

PolakoVoador wrote:
Sheikh al-Majaneen wrote:Mexican Navy invades Poland

Well, it seems Poland is still the go-to country to invade, after all this years.

If it ain't broke, who the hell fixed it? Damn it, now we have to break Poland again.
by WibblyWobbly
Tue Aug 27, 2013 2:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13192
Views: 1214960

Re: Today I Learned

Sorry; I deleted that comment because after thinking about it, I realized that the "book" definition could be applied to a night that one doesn't remember (kind of a 'wiping the slate clean for re-use'). Plus, I did not sleep well, so my mind is a few hours behind everyone else.
by WibblyWobbly
Sun Aug 25, 2013 10:57 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0014: "Short Answer Section I"
Replies: 86
Views: 42738

Re: What-If 0014: "Short Answer Section I"

Fair enough. I suppose I didn't read the phrase "say things about" the same way you wrote it. To me, "say things about" is essentially equivalent to "be part of a discussion about". Now, if you say the gamma equation should be "simple for anyone who has any busines...
by WibblyWobbly
Sun Aug 25, 2013 6:57 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0014: "Short Answer Section I"
Replies: 86
Views: 42738

Re: What-If 0014: "Short Answer Section I"

spoilered for OT: I concede that 1/sqrt(1 - v^2/c^2) probably looks complicated (if not downright scary ) to people who are intimidated by algebra, or who are unfamiliar with this style of mathematical notation, but really it's not that complicated. sqrt(1 - v^2/c^2) come...
by WibblyWobbly
Fri Aug 23, 2013 6:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: War On Journalism: London Edition
Replies: 64
Views: 9543

Re: War On Journalism: London Edition

Literally any sort of secret information can somehow be defined as 'helpful' for terrorists, even if it has absolutely nothing to do with terrorism. Have the home address of a person some politician is having an affair with? It'll help terrorists locate them and terrorize the politician to bend to ...
by WibblyWobbly
Fri Aug 23, 2013 2:43 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0014: "Short Answer Section I"
Replies: 86
Views: 42738

Re: What-If 0014: "Short Answer Section I"

It is simple for anyone who has any business trying to say things about special relativity. Something about this statement bothers me, like it's unnecessarily elitist: "If you don't already understand, shut up and go away." Certainly, if someone wants to talk about the effects or uses of ...
by WibblyWobbly
Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bradley Manning pleads guilty to lesser charges...
Replies: 151
Views: 38544

Re: Bradley Manning pleads guilty to lesser charges...

I was lucky as a kid; I didn't have a very easy time making friends (still don't, and it's even harder now), so most of my friends were actually my sister's friends (my sister and I got along well, and we hung out together most of the time), and they played some stereotypically "girly" gam...
by WibblyWobbly
Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Elon Musk's "Hyperloop" proposal -- High Speed 'Rail'
Replies: 43
Views: 6116

Re: Elon Musk's "Hyperloop" proposal -- High Speed 'Rail'

Just out of curiosity, if we wanted to try to build a smaller-scale prototype in the US, what would be the best place to do it? I mean, are we talking prototypes that carry mice across a campus as a test of concept, or do we need to do at least some human transport-sized testing to get a feel for ac...
by WibblyWobbly
Sat Aug 17, 2013 1:18 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2550
Views: 404625

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

I own none of those games, so this is pretty nice.
by WibblyWobbly
Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:33 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: There is only one* model consistent with CPT Symmetry
Replies: 129
Views: 34727

Re: There is only one* model consistent with CPT Symmetry

(some) Possible states for charge of a system: +1, +2, +3, +4 .... QED Fair point. That system with a charge of +4 is composed of multiple objects who's charge sums to +4. If you consider the components of that system you get down to objects that have a charge +-1 when you drill down far enough. A ...
by WibblyWobbly
Fri Aug 16, 2013 5:00 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: STAR! Trek into Darkness?
Replies: 165
Views: 42884

Re: STAR! Trek into Darkness?

Random Star Trek question: Does the Federation still have a civilian government? In TOS and related movies it does, but TNG and onward Starfleet officers seem to fill every role of governance in the Federation. Yeah, there's still a Federation Council, and a democratically elected president, and ev...
by WibblyWobbly
Fri Aug 16, 2013 4:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Anita Sarkeesian used footage from "Let's Play" videos
Replies: 226
Views: 43755

Re: Anita Sarkeesian used footage from "Let's Play" videos

Err, just to be clear I'm part of the problem under your definition by virtue of not caring about your perceived problem. I don't and never have made such comments! but I can see how it could be misread so I won't hold it against you :) I'm going to repost this because you didn't read it the first ...
by WibblyWobbly
Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:36 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Favorite Song
Replies: 47
Views: 45268

Re: Favorite Song

"Voodoo Child (Slight Return)" by The Jimi Hendrix Experience. Just the way the main riff drops in after the intro is almost a religious experience.
by WibblyWobbly
Wed Aug 14, 2013 2:09 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Specific Rim
Replies: 121
Views: 29527

Re: Specific Rim

That was a good post, Diadem. Thank you. One thing that always surprised me is that everyone points to Chernobyl as the example of how ridiculously unsafe nuclear power can be, but from what I've read, it actually took quite a string of failures, oversights and defects for that disaster to happen - ...
by WibblyWobbly
Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Playing With Toys as an Adult
Replies: 44
Views: 10915

Re: Playing With Toys as an Adult

Maybe it has something to do with the fact that most stories I've heard of played out with toys are very simple with lots of inconsistent logic. So when I hear of adults playing with toys, I assume those same simple ideas. If all I knew about someone is that they often engaged in simple imagination...
by WibblyWobbly
Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Playing With Toys as an Adult
Replies: 44
Views: 10915

Re: Playing With Toys as an Adult

Angua wrote:What if I draw a cartoon of a painting of a comic strip?

You need to go deeper. Direct a video in which an actor draws a cartoon of a painting of a comic strip depicting the stage production of bad Spongebob fanfic.
by WibblyWobbly
Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Playing With Toys as an Adult
Replies: 44
Views: 10915

Re: Playing With Toys as an Adult

@wibbly - its okay. Denial is often the first step. if you want to refute my argument you're welcome to, but this sort of response is all im willing to afford someone who posts in such a manner. Sorry; should have clarified, but "bollocks" was literally the first thought that came to ...
by WibblyWobbly
Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89767
Views: 6337882

Re: unhatched fishes and turtle excluding devices

broken_escalator wrote:I thought my eye prescription might need an update, but then I realized tomlidich's signature is a picture of text with a slight blur. Very subtle.

Really? Does the fact that I don't see the blur mean that I need to have my prescription checked?
by WibblyWobbly
Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Playing With Toys as an Adult
Replies: 44
Views: 10915

Re: Playing With Toys as an Adult

Playing with toys falls into the same pile as daydreaming. Imo it is the lowest form of imagination; there's zero creation or communication involved with the act. Drawing, painting, writing, crafting, dancing, musical creation, etc... all these things can be shared. Consumption of others creation a...
by WibblyWobbly
Tue Aug 13, 2013 2:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Playing With Toys as an Adult
Replies: 44
Views: 10915

Re: Playing With Toys as and Adult

Theory: Associates toys with childhood. Connects that to immaturity. Bundles maturity with responsibility, intelligence, and possibly other traits. Recalls this too: When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish t...
by WibblyWobbly
Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:17 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Solubility in (tap) Water
Replies: 21
Views: 5696

Re: Solubility in (tap) Water

I'm with Izawwlgood that it probably doesn't matter as much as you think it does. That said, I believe solubility of gases generally follows the opposite of that for solids, so hot water can carry less oxygen.
by WibblyWobbly
Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: End Government Funding of Science?
Replies: 187
Views: 28384

Re: End Government Funding of Science?

Kit. wrote:
The Great Hippo wrote:there's even a possibility that tobacco may reduce health costs by killing your population more quickly!

There are cheaper ways to achieve the same result.

What does it mean when my palm flower stops flashing?
by WibblyWobbly
Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: End Government Funding of Science?
Replies: 187
Views: 28384

Re: End Government Funding of Science?

its not lung cancer thats the core problem with a mass smoking (thats rare and deadly) but heart disease, which is common and surivivable in a lot of persistent states that are expensive to governments, even the US (medicare, social security, care costs etc). Yes the tabacco companies "lied&qu...
by WibblyWobbly
Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5119
Views: 713882

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

EDIT: You know, if I could make one change to English it might be adding types of plurals that differentiate between "more than one of X" and "all of X". I feel like some arguments/friction come from people misinterpreting one meaning for the other. Men treat women like objects,...
by WibblyWobbly
Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:44 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89767
Views: 6337882

Re: unhatched fishes and turtle excluding devices

People who put ketchup on fries are clearly just people who have not yet experienced the superior combination of fries with mayonnaise. Clearly. Ugh, these very words could have come from my partner's mouth. He insists that tomato sauce is "too sugary", and he DOES have a point there. But...
by WibblyWobbly
Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13947
Views: 1883828

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

Iulus Cofield wrote:Anything can be a fetish, therefore, by the transitive property, anything can be a compliment in bed.


Ravish me you defective crayon! I want to feel your lack of quality assurance!

And there we go.
by WibblyWobbly
Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:21 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: There is only one* model consistent with CPT Symmetry
Replies: 129
Views: 34727

Re: There is only one* model consistent with CPT Symmetry

The labelling of states is irrelevant. Whether they are called 'values' or 'operators' makes no difference; that is purely an artefact of description (implementation). Yeah, I'm not half the physicist doogly is, but this seems like kind of a clincher to me. Kind of a "go directly to drawing bo...
by WibblyWobbly
Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:03 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Could a dryer randomly fold clothing? (ongoing debate)
Replies: 13
Views: 7315

Re: Could a dryer randomly fold clothing? (ongoing debate)

I would suggest using a Monte Carlo approach.
by WibblyWobbly
Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Cannabis Treats Epilepsy in 3-Year Old
Replies: 18
Views: 3888

Re: Cannabis Treats Epilepsy in 3-Year Old

I do love the circular reasoning: "X is Schedule I because it has no currently accepted medical uses. It has no currently accepted medical uses because we've made it next to impossible to get your hands on it in order to study it. We did that because it's Schedule I." Sigh. Nothing new the...
by WibblyWobbly
Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Cannabis Treats Epilepsy in 3-Year Old
Replies: 18
Views: 3888

Re: Cannabis Treats Epilepsy in 3-Year Old

Instead they can barely research it, and have to jump over 10-foot high hurdles put in place by the DEA. I dunno how true this is; a lot of drug research happens in academic and private research. A lab down the hall did a stint examining the effect of amphetamines on gene expression, for example. C...

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