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by tms
Sat Sep 22, 2012 3:41 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [Thought Experiment]Bringing Fictional Characters to Life
Replies: 79
Views: 12114

Re: [Thought Experiment]Bringing Fictional Characters to Lif

There be dragons, not here. Tintin - Not much escapes his attention, which is crucial due to the uncertainties. Has a plethora of basic skills. Winston Zeddemore - Who you gonna call, then? Let's take a look at that containment unit. Raiden - (Sons of Liberty) nifty armour, personality suited to a c...
by tms
Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:01 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!
Replies: 226
Views: 154847

Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said - Philip K. Dick
Prelude to Foundation - Isaac Asimov
A Second Chance at Eden - Peter F. Hamilton
Rendezvous with Rama - Arthur C. Clarke
Gateway - Frederik Pohl
Dune - Frank Herbert
The Left Hand of Darkness - Ursula K. LeGuin
by tms
Fri Sep 21, 2012 5:49 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: The Future!!
Replies: 38
Views: 5084

Re: The Future!!

mfb wrote:Try to view the current world with the knowledge of 1912.

1912 is also much closer to the beginning of modern science. Additionally, really cheap energy was a feature of that century, now all but vanished. So a lot depends on whether cheap energy is returning somehow.
by tms
Fri Sep 21, 2012 1:09 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Where Is Your Source For New Music?
Replies: 29
Views: 47479

Re: Where Is Your Source For New Music?

The library. And my favourite net radio.
by tms
Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:25 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: You must not say duck
Replies: 7689
Views: 540427

Re: You must not say duck

:punos SJI SI
quack
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by tms
Fri Sep 21, 2012 1:48 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words common to different languages with different meanings
Replies: 69
Views: 30096

Re: Words common to different languages with different meani

French (English) / Romanian (English) rai (spoke) rai (paradise) English / Finnish (English) side side (bond) Swedish (English) / Finnish (English) sade (said) sade (rain) Italian (English) / Finnish (English) lume (lamp) lume (illusion) santa (saint) santa (sand) tutti (all) tutti (pacifier) matto ...
by tms
Fri Sep 21, 2012 1:11 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Translations needed: Talk to Me in X
Replies: 30
Views: 11779

Re: Translations needed: Talk to Me in X

Finnish: Puhu suomea kanssani. (speak Finnish with me) The order of the last two words affects emphasis. Since the message is more about the language itself than a communication requirement, it should come first. Still I think this could, on its own, work better when made into a question (basically ...

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