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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Pander to the Borg)

Postby broken_escalator » Tue Jun 07, 2011 3:14 pm UTC

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Yeah, I said it. Enterprise is better than Voyager.
How I initially read that.

Since he's secondtalon does that make him TNG? :shock:
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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Pander to the Borg)

Postby RetSpline » Tue Jun 07, 2011 4:16 pm UTC

Aughlrlblalbl my mind was just kinda blown. So a few years ago a friend was making people custom cd mixes as Christmas gifts. I asked for one because, eh, why not and I was trying to expand my musical horizons. One of the songs on the cd she gave me was "All Along the Watchtower". I listened to it, though, "Hey this is pretty alright." Then some of my more musically inclined friends heard the song and told me it was a cover of the original song, and one they'd never heard before, too. The full name of the track is, "All Along the Watchtower (from 'Crossroads pt. 2')".

I just now finished the final episode of Battlestar Galactica's third season, which was enough of a mindfreak on its own (seriously, most of the third season was pretty bad in my opinion, but the last few episodes more than made up for it). The title of that episode was Crossroads pt. 2. In the episode, small snippets of that version of the song are played, up until one of the last scenes where it is revealed. I guess my mindfuck doesn't really make much sense, but it's kind of a weird connection :)

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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Pander to the Borg)

Postby Ptolom » Tue Jun 07, 2011 5:38 pm UTC

It was originally by Bob Dylan by the way.

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Postby Magnanimous » Tue Jun 07, 2011 8:46 pm UTC

"Bob Dylan is a Cylon" is probably one of the weirder reveals from BSG...

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Postby SecondTalon » Tue Jun 07, 2011 8:47 pm UTC

Hard to believe no one noticed it before. I mean, his vocalizer subroutines were completely fucked.
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Postby emceng » Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:35 pm UTC

If anyone I thought it would be Peter Frampton.
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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Pander to the Borg)

Postby The Scyphozoa » Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:38 pm UTC

Plasma Man wrote:So what happens if you ask for "Tea, Earl Grey, at absolute zero."? It'd probably still be better than the nutri-matic's substance that is almost, but not entirely, unlike tea.

Star Trek has already demonstrated that it doesn't know what absolute zero is.
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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Pander to the Borg)

Postby You, sir, name? » Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:44 pm UTC

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Plasma Man wrote:So what happens if you ask for "Tea, Earl Grey, at absolute zero."? It'd probably still be better than the nutri-matic's substance that is almost, but not entirely, unlike tea.

Star Trek has already demonstrated that it doesn't know what absolute zero is.


Just because there are negative temperatures doesn't mean there is no absolute zero.
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Postby broken_escalator » Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:54 pm UTC

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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Pander to the Borg)

Postby pseudoidiot » Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:56 pm UTC

How about Absolut Zero?
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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Pander to the Borg)

Postby The Scyphozoa » Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:49 pm UTC

You, sir, name? wrote:
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Plasma Man wrote:So what happens if you ask for "Tea, Earl Grey, at absolute zero."? It'd probably still be better than the nutri-matic's substance that is almost, but not entirely, unlike tea.

Star Trek has already demonstrated that it doesn't know what absolute zero is.


Just because there are negative temperatures doesn't mean there is no absolute zero.

No, I mean, they said something along the lines of, "The surface temperature is -290 degrees Celsiuis." And they actually meant that it was fucking cold.
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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Pander to the Borg)

Postby SecondTalon » Wed Jun 08, 2011 1:27 am UTC

The Scyphozoa wrote:No, I mean, they said something along the lines of, "The surface temperature is -290 degrees Celsiuis." And they actually meant that it was fucking cold.
So in researching it, I found this.

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I don't remember the episode but perhaps they landed on a new planet, who's to say every planet should have the same minimum temperature as earth maybe there are planets out there which defy our laws of physics.
Don't remember this one... are you sure the measurement was being given in Celsius and not Fahrenheit or Kelvin?*
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*Yeah, this one has a point if the temperature was given in Fahrenheit. Which it wasn't, but whatever point dude was making was instantly lost when he basically says that -291 Kelvin is a perfectly hoopty temperature.

But yeah, keep in mind this would be the A team of Science Writers. By the time the C team joined up for Voyager, they had the ship running out of deuterium all the time.

Sure, it's an uncommon hydrogen ion. But that's sorta like saying the left pinky is in rare supply compared to the other nine fingers, because a person only has one of them. There's still a shitton of left pinkies on the planet.
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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Pander to the Borg)

Postby Giant Speck » Wed Jun 08, 2011 2:09 am UTC

pseudoidiot wrote:How about Absolut Zero?

Vodka and Coke Zero?
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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Pander to the Borg)

Postby Tinman42 » Wed Jun 08, 2011 2:20 am UTC

has anyone ever ordered books online from borders? because I just got my order confirmation, and my tracking number is 71111111111111117... Did i just happen to luck into a simple number like that, or is that common?
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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Pander to the Borg)

Postby The Scyphozoa » Wed Jun 08, 2011 2:39 am UTC

Tinman42 wrote:has anyone ever ordered books online from borders? because I just got my order confirmation, and my tracking number is 71111111111111117... Did i just happen to luck into a simple number like that, or is that common?

The odds of getting 71578943327741283 are equally as slim. So, if you got that number, you should be just as surprised as when you get 71111111111111117, which is to say, not much.
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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Pander to the Borg)

Postby phlip » Wed Jun 08, 2011 2:54 am UTC

P(you get 71578943327741283 | the numbers are purely random) = P(you get 71111111111111117 | the numbers are purely random), but P(you get 71578943327741283 | the numbers are not purely random) < P(you get 71111111111111117 | the numbers are not purely random), given a reasonable distribution for not-purely-random systems which increases the probability of these low-information (highly-compressible) numbers. Therefore, by Bayes, as long as P(the numbers are purely random) isn't exactly 0.0 or 1.0, P(the numbers are purely random | you get 71111111111111117) < P(the numbers are purely random | you get 71578943327741283).

It's like flipping a coin 10 times and getting all heads... sure, it's possible it happened by chance, and if it's a fair coin then that result is just as likely as any other 10-flip sequence, but it increases the probability that the coin is weighted. And if other people flipping the coin get similar results, then that increases the possibility that the coin is weighted even further, but if other people get more normal counts, then your result was probably just an outlier.

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Postby Magnanimous » Wed Jun 08, 2011 3:58 am UTC

I'd be excited if I got 71578943327741283... That sounds like an interesting number.

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Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Wed Jun 08, 2011 4:14 am UTC

I am working on a story. What is everyone's favorite predominantly black-colored animal? Panthers don't count, they've already been used.

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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Pander to the Borg)

Postby Chuff » Wed Jun 08, 2011 4:16 am UTC

Mmmmmmm
A black cat, probably. Or a bunny.

Something more interesting: A raven.
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Postby SecondTalon » Wed Jun 08, 2011 4:22 am UTC

Mighty Jalapeno wrote:I am working on a story. What is everyone's favorite predominantly black-colored animal? Panthers don't count, they've already been used.

Bears.
Snakes.
Bats
Beetles
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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Pander to the Borg)

Postby Chuff » Wed Jun 08, 2011 4:23 am UTC

SecondTalon wrote:Bears.
Snakes.
Bats
Beetles

None of these things have talons.


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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Pander to the Borg)

Postby TimelordSimone » Wed Jun 08, 2011 6:06 am UTC

Mighty Jalapeno wrote:I am working on a story. What is everyone's favorite predominantly black-colored animal? Panthers don't count, they've already been used.

Killer Whale
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Postby Bufo_periglenes » Wed Jun 08, 2011 6:50 am UTC

It just occurred to me that I have been mentally substituting every avatar picture I see here for the (unseen) posting person's face. That gets odder and odder the more I think about it.

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Postby Viae » Wed Jun 08, 2011 7:23 am UTC

Some sort of Canine type thing. I've always wanted to read something about a hound of satan that is actually some sort of ridiculous lapdog.
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Postby Ivora » Wed Jun 08, 2011 7:35 am UTC

If I were a God I'd make it so that none would suffer.

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Postby SlyReaper » Wed Jun 08, 2011 7:42 am UTC

Ivora wrote:If I were a God I'd make it so that Jedward would suffer.
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Postby TimelordSimone » Wed Jun 08, 2011 7:50 am UTC

SlyReaper wrote:
Ivora wrote:If I were a God I'd make it so that Jedward would suffer.

Hey, I met them, and they were nothing but lovely.
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Postby Kewangji » Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:41 am UTC

Magnanimous wrote:I'd be excited if I got 71578943327741283... That sounds like an interesting number.

I hate that thing. <.<


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Postby ArgonV » Wed Jun 08, 2011 10:25 am UTC

Mighty Jalapeno wrote:I am working on a story. What is everyone's favorite predominantly black-colored animal? Panthers don't count, they've already been used.


Vashta Nerada?

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Postby SlyReaper » Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:12 am UTC

Yeah I was kind of joking about the Jedward thing. I don't watch TV so I'm barely aware of them beyond the fact that many people find them irritating.
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Postby Nat » Wed Jun 08, 2011 12:29 pm UTC

Mighty Jalapeno wrote:I am working on a story. What is everyone's favorite predominantly black-colored animal? Panthers don't count, they've already been used.

Killer Whale. They can actually outsmart fishermen in Alaska (more or less).

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Postby Menacing Spike » Wed Jun 08, 2011 12:58 pm UTC

Mighty Jalapeno wrote:I am working on a story. What is everyone's favorite predominantly black-colored animal? Panthers don't count, they've already been used.


I was on the verge of replying something horribly offensive. Too much 4chan.

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Postby Angua » Wed Jun 08, 2011 12:59 pm UTC

black bears!
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Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Wed Jun 08, 2011 1:12 pm UTC

Bears were the frontrunner before, I think they still might be, though a killer whale fighting crime would be awesome.

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Postby Vapour » Wed Jun 08, 2011 1:14 pm UTC

Orcas!

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Postby Tinman42 » Wed Jun 08, 2011 1:21 pm UTC

The Scyphozoa wrote:
Tinman42 wrote:has anyone ever ordered books online from borders? because I just got my order confirmation, and my tracking number is 71111111111111117... Did i just happen to luck into a simple number like that, or is that common?

The odds of getting 71578943327741283 are equally as slim. So, if you got that number, you should be just as surprised as when you get 71111111111111117, which is to say, not much.


I guess what i was more curious about was weather or not numbers from this store often had a recognizable pattern, or if I just happened to get one. I thought perhaps they used only certain numbers so it was easier for people type or keep track of. I realize that if the number I got was 98710948274092384712 that my chance getting that number would be 1:98710948274092384712 ish if it was just some random count that kept rising.
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Postby SlyReaper » Wed Jun 08, 2011 1:25 pm UTC

Black Widow. Everybody loves arachnids.

How about a black pig? Black sheep are so yesterday. These days, it's all about the black pig.

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Postby Menacing Spike » Wed Jun 08, 2011 1:50 pm UTC

Mighty Jalapeno wrote:Bears were the frontrunner before, I think they still might be, though a killer whale fighting crime would be awesome.



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