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by somitomi
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:41 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Guess The Next Poster
Replies: 23468
Views: 1545701

Re: Guess The Next Poster

Image
Surprise

Em?
by somitomi
Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:20 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)
Replies: 36619
Views: 1915724

Re: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)

"-That skeleton over there is our future.
...
-Made you look"
by somitomi
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: Seriously people put the damn link in your post
Replies: 10
Views: 20953

Re: Seriously people put the damn link in your post

I'm surprised noone has said this yet, but instead of trying to do this manually (and inevitably messing up a quotation mark or something), just use this: https://chridd.nfshost.com/xkcd-thread/ I suppose you could thank chridd for setting it up, but I'll take credit for it. I did just link to it, a...
by somitomi
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:53 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 31177
Views: 2115076

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Wheel of Time (although rather inconsequential) Do you ? Quiet how? And what do you read in to it? Or would you like to know everyone else’s opinion before you commit to your own? Salmon or trout? I don't know what "Salmon or Trout" means, but it makes me think of scifi. And in an unex...
by somitomi
Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:41 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)
Replies: 36619
Views: 1915724

Re: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)

You did make flickbot, didn't you?
by somitomi
Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:32 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Post number N wins 4: Will it finish faster? (No...)
Replies: 713
Views: 9404

Re: Post number N wins 4: Will it finish faster? (No...)

*turns on fan*
by somitomi
Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:47 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Nighttime driving music
Replies: 28
Views: 22920

Re: Nighttime driving music

Speaking of space music, the soundtrack of Kurzgesagt videos is pretty cool.
by somitomi
Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:42 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)
Replies: 36619
Views: 1915724

Re: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)

I have an irresistible urge to say "somi". What has flickbot done to me!? What have you done to me!?
by somitomi
Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:40 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Travel advice/questions
Replies: 28
Views: 945

Re: Travel advice/questions

I've heard Strasbourg is a particularly scenic city. As for railways, the Wuppertal Suspension Railway in Germany is somewhat famous because a baby elephant crashed out of the train and into the river below. Hamburg has Miniatur Wunderland, the world's largest model railway exhibition. Thanks, I'm ...
by somitomi
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Travel advice/questions
Replies: 28
Views: 945

Re: Travel advice/questions

They have like 0 mountains. Some waffles and beer though, so there's that? Less climbing then :P Mullerthal is apparently a good place for hikes, I might check that one out. I've only been to Luxembourg very briefly and haven't been to Belgium since I lived there as a child. I remember Brussels was...
by somitomi
Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Travel advice/questions
Replies: 28
Views: 945

Travel advice/questions

I decided to make this a general travel advice thread rather than just use it for my single question, which is: What's worth seeing in the Benelux countries? I'm thinking of traveling around these countries using an Interrail ticket, because, well I haven't really seen them yet. Maybe I'll visit som...
by somitomi
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:29 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 31177
Views: 2115076

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Those following Madge's personal life: tomorrow I start at my New Role, and I'll be doing fatal crash investigations! So apparently I'll be rocking up to the site of a fatal crash within 10 days of it happening, taking measurements of the road, photographing the site, etc and then writing a very de...
by somitomi
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:31 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Steven Universe
Replies: 215
Views: 39870

Re: Steven Universe

Legs From Here to Homeworld Until now I was wondering why noone had even mentioned White Diamond, so this is one of those "finally" moments for me. I honestly didn't expect her to appear all of a sudden though. Her Pearl's utilitarian attitude ("only Pink diamond's pr...
by somitomi
Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:29 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Should I bother fixing my phone, and if not - what do I replace it with?
Replies: 6
Views: 5321

Re: Should I bother fixing my phone, and if not - what do I replace it with?

I had a good experience with Swappa.com It's ebay but mostly for used phones. It's a marketplace with public bidding, so you'll have to know what phone you want. Why not just get the next generation of the phone you already have? I usually look up on wikipedia, the device history behind a phone bra...
by somitomi
Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:43 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Post number N wins 4: Will it finish faster? (No...)
Replies: 713
Views: 9404

Re: Post number N wins 4: Will it finish faster? (No...)

"Post number N wins 4: Will it ever finish?"
by somitomi
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:44 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)
Replies: 36619
Views: 1915724

Re: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)

flicky1991 wrote:It's Saturday!

Well it was Thursday when I asked, wasn't it?
by somitomi
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:47 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: HEXATTACK 4.0 (now moderated by emlightened)
Replies: 139
Views: 1869

Re: HEXATTACK 4.0 (Turn 3)

By the way- I added "left" and "right" to the board, to hopefully reduce the number of incidents where players confuse left and right. Considering how many of those we've had already. (which could end up kind of ruining the game) What would be even better is to make a diagram sh...
by somitomi
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:44 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89986
Views: 7663725

Re: Thoughts for ships

addams wrote:Seven Days became Seven Years.
You must Love that place, Deva.

That's not how this rather obscure song goes
Why does everything remind me of song lyrics nobody knows?
by somitomi
Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89986
Views: 7663725

Re: Thoughts for ships

Thank you for sharing this (and for sharing your sketches). somitomi, a good quality pair of binoculars is an excellent entry point, and money well spent. They’re relatively inexpensive, don’t require a lot of storage space, and you will continue to use them in conjunction with any telescope equipm...
by somitomi
Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:54 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89986
Views: 7663725

Re: Thoughts for ships

Random tip of the day: heat shrink tubes are a good replacement for the aglets at the end of shoelaces.
by somitomi
Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:19 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)
Replies: 36619
Views: 1915724

Re: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)

Damn, I could never get the hang of Thursdays...
by somitomi
Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:04 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: HEXATTACK 4.0 (now moderated by emlightened)
Replies: 139
Views: 1869

Re: HEXATTACK 4.0 (Turn 3)

By the way- I added "left" and "right" to the board, to hopefully reduce the number of incidents where players confuse left and right. Considering how many of those we've had already. (which could end up kind of ruining the game) What would be even better is to make a diagram sh...
by somitomi
Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:58 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9557
Views: 1077408

Re: What are you listening to?

Apparently I managed to buy a record so obscure none of it can be found online. Best I can do is this song on bandcamp
by somitomi
Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:53 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Nighttime driving music
Replies: 28
Views: 22920

Re: Nighttime driving music

commodorejohn wrote:
techblogger911 wrote:
commodorejohn wrote:My go-to night-time drive music back when was "Echoes" by Pink Floyd.

Heyyyy! SAME!!

*high five*

That was on my Kerbal Space Program playlist...
by somitomi
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89986
Views: 7663725

Re: Thoughts for ships

I looked up how much a telescope costs, I'm not sure I want another costly and time consuming hobby. Soooo... where can I get into one of these "star parties" you've mentioned? Zselic, apparently, but every site I've found says it's awesome without offering a calendar. Time to use my secr...
by somitomi
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:55 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89986
Views: 7663725

Re: Thoughts for ships

I looked up how much a telescope costs, I'm not sure I want another costly and time consuming hobby. Soooo... where can I get into one of these "star parties" you've mentioned?
by somitomi
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2019: "An Apple for a Dollar"
Replies: 80
Views: 3645

Re: 2019: "An Apple for a Dollar"

The things you learn in the fora - I wasn't aware that most Americans keep jars of coins but that makes perfect sense. See, US coins are super hard to tell apart as the value is not prominently features. Yeah, sure, born-and-bred USians know intuitively what a nickel, dime and quarter are but it st...
by somitomi
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:07 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)
Replies: 36619
Views: 1915724

Re: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)

Glad to help.
Now does anyone know where the closes interstellar bypass is? I need to hitch a ride to Alfa Centauri.
by somitomi
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:16 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Sign-ups (for PLAYERS)
Replies: 7360
Views: 701184

Re: Sign-ups (for PLAYERS)

somi, did you mean to sign up as a replacement only or did you want to play? (i'm back from holiday boys and girls so i'm ready to party if a replacement is needed) I did exactly what I meant to do. I'm afraid of having to read five pages per day, so I'll just sit here on the sidelines until I sudd...
by somitomi
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2019: "An Apple for a Dollar"
Replies: 80
Views: 3645

Re: 2019: "An Apple for a Dollar"

Plasma Mongoose wrote:In Australia, the price you see is the price you pay but when you do pay and get a receipt, it will show you how much GST(Goods & Services Tax) you paid.

Sometimes it's nice to live in a country, that isn't a clusterfuck of fifty countries, isn't it?
by somitomi
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:08 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)
Replies: 36619
Views: 1915724

Re: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)


You just need to use space technology
by somitomi
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:25 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)
Replies: 36619
Views: 1915724

Re: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)

adnapemit wrote:Once you look once, it's hard to stop.

Especially when some jerk quotes you...
by somitomi
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:16 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Sign-ups (for PLAYERS)
Replies: 7360
Views: 701184

Re: Sign-ups (for PLAYERS)

Wheel of Time 3: A Divided Sisterhood http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=51027 Description: PYP Mafia game, set in the Wheel of Time universe, around the time of book 5 and onwards. Mod: jimbobmacdoodle Speed: 5-7 days, 1-2 day nights. Day deadlines will not end on a weekend. Size: Anythin...
by somitomi
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:03 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Avatar Game
Replies: 340
Views: 61422

Re: The Avatar Game

Huh, I'm still using the towel day avatar even though it's july, we just can't have that.
mumrik.png
This is such a nice avatar, I'll let flicky take it for a spin
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by somitomi
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89986
Views: 7663725

Re: Thoughts for ships

Sableagle wrote:Note to self: don't look at astronomy and electron microscopy equipment on the same day.

Does that make you dizzy?
by somitomi
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28396
Views: 2974338

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Ah, so your csekk is what we'd call an invoice or bill. I'd noticed in Germany that post offices were kind of like banks there. The most you can do in a post office here is mail stuff, pretty much. Maybe? An invoice, bill or tab is a commercial document issued by a seller to a buyer, relating to a ...
by somitomi
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:39 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28396
Views: 2974338

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Heh, checks, they're so vastly different from what we call csekk here, that it might as well be considered a false friend. I don't even know if banks here have anything similar to what the English (or should I say US) use of the word refers to. humm....? I have so many questions. Please, tell us mo...
by somitomi
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28396
Views: 2974338

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Heh, checks, they're so vastly different from what we call csekk here, that it might as well be considered a false friend. I don't even know if banks here have anything similar to what the English (or should I say US) use of the word refers to.

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