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by Schmut
Mon Dec 20, 2010 4:54 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What is the best "chat" website if I wanted to tutor online?
Replies: 2
Views: 619

Re: What is the best "chat" website if I wanted to tutor onl

Wave would be wonderful for tutoring but it's being discontinued at wave.google.com sometime early in 2011 (http://www.google.com/support/wave/bin/answer.py?answer=1083134). Incorporation into Google docs does sound promising and, in fact, is ready for use it seems: http://docs.google.com/support/bi...
by Schmut
Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:55 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Has anyone tried the 28 hour day?
Replies: 51
Views: 51467

Re: Has anyone tried the 28 hour day?

I am intrigued... And I believe my schedule will allow for it... But I'm very satisfied with unscheduled sleeping and waking at the moment. The one thing that I think I would find disturbing, eventually, is that missing day... The schedule synchronises with a week but you've only experienced six day...
by Schmut
Thu Jan 21, 2010 5:25 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Book of Eli: 0% chance of anything being better? (spoilers)
Replies: 27
Views: 2795

Re: Book of Eli: 0% chance of anything being better? (spoilers)

I was worried about heavy-handed preachiness, but that was fairly subtle and downplayed, so people can see it how they want. I chose to see it as being akin to any reference of the force in Star Wars. We tend to allow ourselves more easily to drift into the fantasy of things when it is a fictional ...
by Schmut
Mon Jan 18, 2010 7:05 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Your last and next concert?
Replies: 438
Views: 162361

Re: Your last and next concert?

Next: Reel Big Fish in Glasgow, can't wait-23rd!!! With supports, 'Big D and the Kids Table' and Sonic Boom Six. :D I'm seeing them in Newcastle on the 24th. Reel Big Fish and Sonic Boom Six I have each seen twice before. Together in '08 in Newcastle, then RBF in Newcastle again in '09 and SB6 at L...
by Schmut
Mon Jan 18, 2010 6:57 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: So, Any Of You Play The Guitar?
Replies: 157
Views: 17361

Re: So, Any Of You Play The Guitar?

I am very much just a beginner at guitar. Following free guitar tutorials from this site: http://www.freeguitarvideos.com/ . I'm also learning piano from another series of tutorials which go much more into musical theory. Between the two, I think I'm doing a lot better than I would be had I only bee...
by Schmut
Sun Jan 17, 2010 7:23 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Book of Eli: 0% chance of anything being better? (spoilers)
Replies: 27
Views: 2795

Re: Book of Eli: 0% chance of anything being better?

You'd be half right... And yet still, you'd be surprised because there is yet a little more to it... Only that really would be spoiling things.
by Schmut
Sun Jan 17, 2010 6:54 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Book of Eli: 0% chance of anything being better? (spoilers)
Replies: 27
Views: 2795

Re: Book of Eli: 0% chance of anything being better?

I don't generally read reviews or even watch much in the way of trailers prior to seeing a film. What I do read and see, I swiftly forget so I went in to watch the Book of Eli excited by what I had seen but, as usual with all my film-going ventures, as a blank canvas and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It ...
by Schmut
Thu Jan 14, 2010 4:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Pipe Smoking forumites?
Replies: 32
Views: 3206

Re: Pipe Smoking forumites?

Don't breath in the smoke and it won't hurt your lungs Schmut. Should be easy, I know... But one little mistake out of habitual behaviours and the whole smoke is tainted. Lighting methods: My friend used a Zippo pipe-lighter. Effective in design but still taints the flavour. I'd always opt for a ma...
by Schmut
Thu Jan 14, 2010 6:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Pipe Smoking forumites?
Replies: 32
Views: 3206

Re: Pipe Smoking forumites?

However, you can point at people with it. For this exact purpose, I now wish I smoked a pipe. I have done so in the past, actually, since a friend of mine is a smoker of the pipe and he would often lend me his spare whenever the discussion developed so much to that level of intrigue and eloquence t...
by Schmut
Mon Dec 07, 2009 6:01 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What **should** you be doing right now?
Replies: 1272
Views: 84497

Re: What **should** you be doing right now?

I wish school was during the night. This, exactly! I'm in my second year of uni and, no matter how hard I try to adjust my sleeping pattern back to what's deemed regular, I always end up awake in the nights as is my natural habit. I believe I'm nocturnal and the university should cater to this disa...
by Schmut
Wed Nov 25, 2009 5:59 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Google Wave
Replies: 190
Views: 14416

Re: Google Wave

I too should return the favour. If anyone wants an invite, I have three I'm willing to give away. I'd like to hold onto the other five just in case I can get some of my writer friends interested in using Wave as a collaboration tool. PM me, if you'd like an invite. Much thanks to You, sir, name? for...
by Schmut
Wed Nov 25, 2009 3:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Is 2010 pronounced twenty ten or two thousand ten?
Replies: 67
Views: 5511

Re: Is 2010 pronounced twenty ten or two thousand ten?

EmptySet wrote:You know, this just made me realise that I could be referring to our present era as "Millennium 2.0".

Would that make the first thousand years AD a Beta version? ...Millennium Beta?
by Schmut
Wed Nov 25, 2009 3:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Google Wave
Replies: 190
Views: 14416

Re: Google Wave

You, sir, name? wrote:I have a shipload of invites. I can probably spare like 16-18 of them.

Have PMed you. I've been dying to get on Wave for ages now! :)
by Schmut
Mon Aug 31, 2009 9:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How often do you shower or bathe?
Replies: 168
Views: 18351

Re: How often do you shower or bathe?

I've just returned from a music festival today and have a sunburnt nose so haven't really gotten around to the idea of showering yet because of the slight irritation that may come from glorious, hot, running water. At this moment in time, it's been going on towards six days and I'll probably leave i...
by Schmut
Sat Aug 22, 2009 12:41 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8623
Views: 1405553

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

And red spiders?

A final battle one would be great... Perhaps it warrants great discussion amongst us all... In order to determine all of the fighter's within the xkcd-universe and which side each would be on... Eventually culminating in an epic mural of xkcdsw EPICNESS! (je suis drunk)
by Schmut
Thu Aug 20, 2009 2:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I'm not slacking, my /x/ is /y/ing
Replies: 52
Views: 3436

Re: I'm not slacking, my /x/ is /y/ing

I'm not slacking off, I'm looking for my muse. - Writer, although this profession basically includes slacking off in the job description Very much what I was going for. I haven't written anything all summer and should be quite ashamed of myself but... I'm gathering experience. Oh, on that note: I'm...
by Schmut
Thu Aug 20, 2009 11:59 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I'm not slacking, my /x/ is /y/ing
Replies: 52
Views: 3436

Re: I'm not slacking, my /x/ is /y/ing

I'm not slacking, I'm visualising my character/scenario. (or something to that effect)
by Schmut
Mon Aug 17, 2009 8:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: This reminded me of you guys.
Replies: 22
Views: 2437

Re: This reminded me of you guys.

35 - Closet Nerd...

I'm now wondering why I felt the need to spend the past hour or so doing that. Ah well, it's quite funny at times.
by Schmut
Sat Aug 15, 2009 1:01 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Clockmaker's Conspiracy
Replies: 14
Views: 1244

Re: The Clockmaker's Conspiracy

vslayer wrote:EDIT: i see i've been beaten to the post:

No worries, you detailed a few different points to me. Between us, we've almost got it sussed. Incidentally, I think I also read about it in New Scientist a long while ago.
by Schmut
Sat Aug 15, 2009 12:08 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Clockmaker's Conspiracy
Replies: 14
Views: 1244

Re: The Clockmaker's Conspiracy

It moves more quickly on the way down towards six and more slowly on the way up towards twelve, presumably due to the weight of the hand. It is very odd, and really 'accurate' means 'to within five minutes or so', to us at least. Ah, well, that does actually make sense now. I like it. Anything that...
by Schmut
Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Clockmaker's Conspiracy
Replies: 14
Views: 1244

Re: The Clockmaker's Conspiracy

The clock in my kitchen is broken and thus actually does this; it keeps accurate time but it takes less than a second while the hand is before 6 o'clock and more after. It does so entirely to confuse people and not at all because we dropped it. I don't know how that even makes any sense whatsoever....
by Schmut
Fri Aug 14, 2009 8:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Clockmaker's Conspiracy
Replies: 14
Views: 1244

Re: The Clockmaker's Conspiracy

I believe I know the answer to this... It's to do with how we see things. I've forgotten the name for the phenomenon but it's something like "Progressive Perception"... I'll see if I can remember that because it will be helpful. Anyway, why it occurs is because we basically see the world a...
by Schmut
Thu Aug 13, 2009 9:59 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Interactive response videos: How do they do it?
Replies: 3
Views: 648

Re: Interactive response videos: How do they do it?

Burger King's a major corporation so I'd guess they have a whole team of people working on that... Which will include a research team asking the public, "What would you tell a six foot tall chicken to do?" Then it would be a matter of recording all of those, throwing in as many more as the...
by Schmut
Thu Aug 13, 2009 4:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How I surprise people
Replies: 66
Views: 4725

Re: How I surprise people

some interesting things that I relate to. Ah. When you said cruel I assumed you meant that you intended to hurt your friends, which seemed deeply odd. For the rest of that? I'm right there with you. It's taken a while for me to learn the fine line between tact and honesty, and sometimes I cross it ...
by Schmut
Wed Aug 12, 2009 9:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How I surprise people
Replies: 66
Views: 4725

Re: How I surprise people

So it's quite shocking that I can be quite brutally cruel to a select few of my friends... However, I do remain genuinely nice to others. Some people, though definitely friends, just tend to bring out the worst in me... Really? This is not how friendship usually works, in my experience. I'm not so ...
by Schmut
Wed Aug 12, 2009 10:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Heading for England
Replies: 107
Views: 4893

Re: Heading for England

I suppose it's not different from the Cape Town vs Johannesburg argument. I'm on the side of Johannesburg... But I'm bias 'cause I've got a friend from there... She tells me awful things about Cape Town, which I suppose now in retrospect is because of this divide you speak of. English people... We ...
by Schmut
Wed Aug 12, 2009 9:47 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Heading for England
Replies: 107
Views: 4893

Re: Heading for England

I haven't met Moo myself but it's my impression from many IM chats that she does, indeed, contain a soul. I concur that Moo has a soul. I'd wager practically all Southerners do, in fact, have a soul... My experience with the South is very slim. I've really only been to London for a night out. A fil...
by Schmut
Wed Aug 12, 2009 9:01 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How I surprise people
Replies: 66
Views: 4725

Re: How I surprise people

I surprise people by not being nice. :mrgreen: This! I tend to be shy but approachable and immediately quite reserved... So it's quite shocking that I can be quite brutally cruel to a select few of my friends... However, I do remain genuinely nice to others. Some people, though definitely friends, ...
by Schmut
Tue Aug 11, 2009 5:23 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Heading for England
Replies: 107
Views: 4893

Re: Heading for England

And what's the collective name that includes the other lumps of land in the area, such as the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands? I could be ignorant but I'd say that they'd still be a part of the British Isles. The Isle of Man certainly is; if I look out of my window now, I'll be able to see it (h...
by Schmut
Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:38 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Heading for England
Replies: 107
Views: 4893

Re: Heading for England

I concur on the "big step" thoughts. There's a whole lot to it, especially if you're looking to live here. Taxes do pay for our health care but I'm pretty sure you'd have to be a citizen to reap the full benefits of a life here. You'd have to pass a citizenship test of some sort, the quest...
by Schmut
Sat Jul 04, 2009 5:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Have You Ever Taken Drugs?
Replies: 287
Views: 26928

Re: Have You Ever Taken Drugs?

Your fear, though... This chemical reaction... I too am afraid of letting something out of my mind that would be difficult to contain. I fear that I am just the sort of person who will develop schizophrenia later in life. I have similar fears, at times, partially because my father's uncle was both ...
by Schmut
Sat Jul 04, 2009 5:04 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Good Podcast
Replies: 13
Views: 1175

Re: Good Podcast

For interestingly educational, you may enjoy the podcasts of Stephen Fry; I know I did. There's only a few of them to date and he doesn't appear to update regularly so you could listen to them all in an afternoon. He really is an insightful chap; from what I recall, he is particularly disgruntled ab...
by Schmut
Sat Jul 04, 2009 4:08 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Simple Question = Silly Answer
Replies: 4335
Views: 227093

Re: Simple Question = Silly Answer

You haven't even solved it once yet. The centre squares are all the wrong way round.

Having considered that my leave may be delayed, which is all very well as I have 'til Sunday to turn in my keys; should I continue packing now?
by Schmut
Sat Jul 04, 2009 4:03 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Fibonacci Sequence!
Replies: 302
Views: 88055

Re: Fibonacci Sequence!

4181

Edited for ninja and a second time for being lousy at simple addition.
by Schmut
Sat Jul 04, 2009 3:23 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Outuendos...
Replies: 75
Views: 4880

Re: Outuendos...

cloth - dirty dishes

...and then perhaps we can go upstairs and I'll let you put your _____ in my _____ so long as we keep the noise down.
by Schmut
Sat Jul 04, 2009 3:16 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Simple Question = Silly Answer
Replies: 4335
Views: 227093

Re: Simple Question = Silly Answer

We each realise it but respectively apply entirely different definitions to each of the words.

Should I continue packing my things considering that I move out of this place tomorrow?
by Schmut
Sat Jul 04, 2009 2:48 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Have You Ever Taken Drugs?
Replies: 287
Views: 26928

Re: Have You Ever Taken Drugs?

I was recently started to accept acid as a drug I wouldn't object to trying... Obviously, I'd research it thoroughly as I do with all substances I intend to try; still shall should I come to consider it. Your fear, though... This chemical reaction... I too am afraid of letting something out of my mi...
by Schmut
Sat Jul 04, 2009 12:45 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Strange but false
Replies: 544
Views: 53679

Re: Strange but false

When facing in any given direction, the opposite direction ceases to exist unless a mirror is present.
by Schmut
Fri Jul 03, 2009 9:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Fate and free will
Replies: 75
Views: 4213

Re: Fate and free will

Oh, I'm sorry, I didn't mean to disillusion you! No need to apologise. My dismay was a jest. As I argued in my previous post that though free will is unable to exist as an absolute reality it is present to varying degrees, I shall take comfort too in the fact that selflessness exists to varying deg...
by Schmut
Fri Jul 03, 2009 7:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Fate and free will
Replies: 75
Views: 4213

Re: Fate and free will

However, people are still selfish, they still want to do what they want, as obvious as it sounds. So people take action out of desire and regardless of the lack of any other personal gain, the satisfaction of this desire is reason alone to claim that all human action is ultimately selfish? I suppos...

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