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by Sableagle
Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:18 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Questions For The World
Replies: 2216
Views: 420154

Re: Questions For The World

A hero is someone who knowingly does something incredibly stupid, believing that the risk and probable cost are justified by the chance and possible achievement for a worthy cause. On the night of 10 January 1945, on the Island of Ist in the Adriatic (off the coast of Yugoslavia), Signalman Smith wa...
by Sableagle
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:51 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 98417
Views: 4786493

Re: Double Post

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Hate the eyes.

HATE the eyes.
by Sableagle
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:49 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 98417
Views: 4786493

Re: Double Post

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by Sableagle
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:32 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 622
Views: 98822

Re: Science-based what-if questions

Fine, fine.

Five litres of stale cat urine, then.
by Sableagle
Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:48 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 98417
Views: 4786493

Re: Double Post

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by Sableagle
Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:58 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 98417
Views: 4786493

Re: Double Post

addams wrote:Siblings will be siblings.
A computer is just another tool.

So's my brother.
by Sableagle
Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:49 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 98417
Views: 4786493

Re: Double Post

Mimikyu, that is.

Here's Banette:

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by Sableagle
Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:43 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 98417
Views: 4786493

Re: Double Post

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by Sableagle
Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:32 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 622
Views: 98822

Re: Science-based what-if questions

Well, I thought there'd have to be a minimum mass and it'd be greater than that of one iridium nucleus ... but 20 µg is quite a lot. 1797510357 J, or 429615 g TNT. Half a tonne, near enough. How convenient that such bombs have been made. We can *see* what it'd do! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5W...
by Sableagle
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:40 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 98417
Views: 4786493

Re: Double Post

https://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/thumb/4/4b/709Trevenant.png/250px-709Trevenant.png Trevenant (Japanese: オーロット Ohrot) is a dual-type Ghost/Grass Pokémon introduced in Generation VI. It evolves from Phantump when traded. Trevenant can use its roots as a nervous system, allowing it to control trees...
by Sableagle
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:37 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 98417
Views: 4786493

Re: Double Post

https://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/thumb/7/72/708Phantump.png/250px-708Phantump.png Sun entry: These Pokémon are stumps possessed by the spirits of children who died in the forest. Their cries sound like eerie screams. Moon entry: According to legend, medicine to cure any illness can be made by plu...
by Sableagle
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:30 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 622
Views: 98822

Re: Science-based what-if questions

I found a website that sells 0.008, 0.015, 0.035 and 0.040 glitter, among other sizes I can't see because of all the pop-ups, so I closed that tab again. "Hi! Your website pissed me off, so I shall not be shopping with you or recommending you to friends ... ever." I'm inclined to guess the...
by Sableagle
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:55 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 98417
Views: 4786493

Re: Double Post

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by Sableagle
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:53 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 622
Views: 98822

Re: Science-based what-if questions

E = mc2 conversion? So for 10 kJ I'd need a 10000 / c2 kg black hole?

A 111.265 pg black hole. Umm ... around a billion atoms?
by Sableagle
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:59 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 98417
Views: 4786493

Re: Double Post

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by Sableagle
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:58 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 622
Views: 98822

Re: Science-based what-if questions

According to Bulbapedia, Gardevoir is able to see the future using its psychic powers. Additionally, it is able to create small black holes, distort dimensions, and support itself without feeling the pull of gravity. Just how small would a black hole have to be for it to be useful in a one-on-one fi...
by Sableagle
Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:15 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14997
Views: 2386673

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

Asda also had a computer error with a new product a few years ago. The new product was a 350 g chicken kebab. These were delivered in cases of 12, total case mass about 5 kg because of packaging and case dimensions roughly 30 x 20 x 10 cm. When the product was added to their goods handling system, s...
by Sableagle
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:13 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14997
Views: 2386673

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

It is the Empire of the Easter Bunny. It has stood for centuries, and its towers shall outlast us all.
by Sableagle
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14997
Views: 2386673

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

Norway's high school graduates should refrain from running naked across bridges and having sex on roundabouts lest they give drivers "too much of a surprise", the national transport regulator has said. In a statement titled "No to sex on roundabouts", Terje Moe Gustavsen, a form...
by Sableagle
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6473
Views: 972214

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Dude, you can't honestly expect a guy to not be nervous around folks who purposely intend to look menacing. Lots of people enjoy being scary and intimidating; especially in groups. You're still assuming the "purposely" part based on nothing more than the fact that you yourself are easily ...
by Sableagle
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6473
Views: 972214

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Given how much a Brazilian electrician in a lightweight jacket resembles a Somali terrorist in a suicide vest, I wouldn't worry much about being mistaken for a homeless person or drug addict if I went "white with beard" into a US diner. Yes, really: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_J...
by Sableagle
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:00 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Annoying words, and Words You Hate
Replies: 1969
Views: 438400

Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

That just sounds like an impression of a drunk Glaswegian. On behalf of my favourite Glaswegian, "och aye tha noo." As an annoying thing, I mean. It actually means: "Oh yes, right now." There are circumstances under which a Scot would say such a thing, like when asked "Will ...
by Sableagle
Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13405
Views: 1543849

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

Even better, I'll make myself some beans on toast. This week I learned the recipe for beans on toast. http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn9/Sableagle/LotRO/ScreenShot00570%20Many%20Recipes_zpslcq4xsyo.jpg Beans on toast are way beyond lembas. :shock: I also learned that the forsythia or fredericcia...
by Sableagle
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:03 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Annoying words, and Words You Hate
Replies: 1969
Views: 438400

Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

The first rule would be "if it's not a verb, don't stick a verb ending on it," wouldn't it? Another annoying word, annoying purely by circumstance: stay. The circumstance? Some radio station playing a recording of a guy going: "If you let me ... STAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY ... If yo...
by Sableagle
Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:50 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Consequences of climate change
Replies: 80
Views: 16070

Re: Consequences of climate change

Yeah it's only hundreds of millions of people's lives destroyed, not billions. Why is everyone so concerned? Searched for that figure. found Deadly Heat Waves Could Endanger 74% of Mankind by 2100, Study Says . Also found: Climate change could force more than a billion people to flee their homes, s...
by Sableagle
Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:36 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14997
Views: 2386673

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

just that all larger things can. Not even that, as I (and at least one other person) read it… ;) j_s never said "only," so ... really ... that statement wasn't worth much, was it? We have to add a few tacit things to it to turn it into a thing worth remembering. Of course, circumstances a...
by Sableagle
Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:32 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7966
Views: 609937

Re: Trump presidency

UK and Spanish involvement in a red-tied US President's decisions in the Middle East about 15 years ago didn't stop them going badly, did it?

Hey, on the bright side, maybe I'll get drafted. Another 6 years' service would make my pension ... noticeable.
by Sableagle
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:00 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Consequences of climate change
Replies: 80
Views: 16070

Re: Consequences of climate change

Months later, I necro-double-post for this: Gulf Stream current at 'record low' with potentially devastating consequences for weather, warn scientists Catastrophic changes in global weather patterns could be on the horizon as scientists confirm the warming Atlantic current has reached a “new record ...
by Sableagle
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7966
Views: 609937

Re: Trump presidency

You're right. He does make himself look a right tit. Perhaps it is a coincidence that I am reading way too far into for the purpose of humor. You mean: "a coincidence into which I am reading too much," don't you? Saw this today: https://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/covers/287x361front/2018...
by Sableagle
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14997
Views: 2386673

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

My general rule of thumb is anything half as big as you can kill you. Half a big by what measurement? Length, height or mass? https://www.thailandsnakes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/bandedkrait-tom-edited.jpg https://ferrebeekeeper.files.wordpress.com/2015/09/ae_ocellatus.jpg http://www.spearspes...
by Sableagle
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:38 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Annoying words, and Words You Hate
Replies: 1969
Views: 438400

Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

gmalivuk wrote:"whomst'd've" is fun because it's always fun to mock people who think "whom" makes them sound more sophisticated even when they don't know how to use it.
The second person singular "~st" ending is also wrong there.
by Sableagle
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14997
Views: 2386673

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

commodorejohn wrote:I mean, anything with a large array of pointy objects on it is something you should instinctively know not to screw around with, let alone one the size of a tractor.

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by Sableagle
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:37 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Annoying words, and Words You Hate
Replies: 1969
Views: 438400

Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

I find that "alot" and "whomst'd've" are both annoying too, and neither of those is a word. "Leverage" sometimes annoys me. I'm fine with its use as a noun: "Find a place to stand where you can get some leverage." When some clown tells me to "leverage our...
by Sableagle
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13405
Views: 1543849

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

We get a pay rise! Whoooo! +1.6%, everyone. A whole 1.6% increase in our pre-tax total for a 40-hour week (no increase in overtime rate). We've gone from paying 1% of it into a workplace pension fund to paying 3% of it into a workplace pension fund, so, roughly speaking, we're taking home (97/99)*1....
by Sableagle
Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90052
Views: 8161307

Re: Thoughts for ships

Spoilers for Star Wars . You know Ewoks? "Yub dub chubb" and dancing like children in fursuits, right? You know how, at the end of Return of the Jedi , they're having a big celebration because the evil Empire has been defeated, and there's music and feasting and dancing and a big b...
by Sableagle
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14997
Views: 2386673

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

TIL death is no obstacle to campaigning for peace:
That's what we need, more murder victims fighting to stop violence.
by Sableagle
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4190
Views: 579834

Re: The Darker Side of the News

In my view, such an age shouldn't be lower than the age for voting or buying alcohol. In the US, it's a little bizarre even if you try to use that age, because "old enough to have completed basic training and specialisation training and served a tour in Iraq" is not necessarily "old ...
by Sableagle
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Something on Youtube
Replies: 2088
Views: 654057

Re: Something on Youtube

by Sableagle
Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90052
Views: 8161307

Re: Thoughts for ships

I'd agree that that river was, indeed, up.

They're building new housing estates upstream of me. I think I should be unhappy about this.
by Sableagle
Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:10 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90052
Views: 8161307

Re: Thoughts for ships

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