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by Diemo
Sat Jan 28, 2012 2:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1009: "Sigh"
Replies: 111
Views: 36640

Re: 1009: "Sigh"

Okay, let's say "Anglo-Saxon-only" instead of "US-only".

(Although I do consider the UK to be 51st state. Not sure about AU though, haven't spent enough time there.)


You mean that the comics main relation is to English speakers :shock: :shock: :shock: !!!???
by Diemo
Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:36 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: What is in Your Clipboard?
Replies: 3632
Views: 556594

Re: What is in Your Clipboard?

12656.25

From timing how fast my code runs...
by Diemo
Mon Jan 16, 2012 6:30 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Read once quickly, then remember and reproduce
Replies: 1002
Views: 165061

Re: Read once quickly, then remember and reproduce

Spoiler:
All game in the jungle was booze, and Galahad worried that all his doctors thought about was booze.
by Diemo
Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:25 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Three sentences in as many languages as possible
Replies: 77
Views: 21348

Re: Three sentences in as many languages as possible

Interesting. I would definitely use clann in this situation, rather than muintir (though that said, I doubt that I would ever really use muintir, maybe it is not from my dialect? Just sounds wrong). The sentence they had posted was "Do you know of a family that speaks German?" which is wha...
by Diemo
Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:34 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Three sentences in as many languages as possible
Replies: 77
Views: 21348

Re: Three sentences in as many languages as possible

Irish Celtic Cá ea an pian? Where is the pain? Should be: Cá bhfuil an phian? Pronounced: Caw will on feen Conas mórán uair ó an pian tosaithe? When did the pain begin? Should be: Cathain a thosaigh an phian? Pronounced: Caw-hin ah hus-ah on feen Déan tú cnaipe muintir sin labhair Gearmáinis? Do yo...
by Diemo
Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:28 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Partially Wind-Powered Cars?
Replies: 42
Views: 5738

Re: Partially Wind-Powered Cars?

Now, if you have such a strong tailwind that air is moving backwards over the car, this would work, but it would be more efficient to simply have a sail you could deploy in that situation. But I usually don't drive in 75mph winds. In theory, it can work with any wind, even from the front. That work...
by Diemo
Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:48 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Read once quickly, then remember and reproduce
Replies: 1002
Views: 165061

Re: Read once quickly, then remember and reproduce

Spoiler:
I smiled quietly. Something about the eyes, something cold. Or maybe a taxi? ... I don't know
by Diemo
Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:35 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Post number X wins
Replies: 110
Views: 19021

Re: Post number X wins

At least the goal isn't a million
by Diemo
Wed Dec 21, 2011 6:26 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Go! 9x9
Replies: 42
Views: 4176

Re: Go! 9x9

Is there some online website (such as this one) where you can actually get a picture of the board? I find that the code is too confusing for me (though I am sure others find it fine).
by Diemo
Thu Dec 01, 2011 7:33 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: The Observable Universe
Replies: 10
Views: 1832

Re: The Observable Universe

We give talks every Wednesday about the size of the universe in our university, and ocasionally have kids in. There is something strange but oddly satisfying when you see a child go out with that crazy look of "I'm not actually at the center of the universe and I'm tiny" in their eyes.
by Diemo
Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: National Riot Day (Black Friday)
Replies: 23
Views: 4955

Re: National Riot Day (Black Friday)

Frankly, I'm surprised anyone bothers going out to shop on Black Friday anymore. If you can get online, you can get stuff cheaper and without the crowds. Actually (according to that paragon of truth, Cracked.com ) the only reason Big Friday is a day of bigger profits is because people shop online. ...
by Diemo
Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:48 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Is this hard to read?
Replies: 15
Views: 3432

Re: Is this hard to read?

(I also don't like extra parens; that's definitely a personal thing, though.) You don't like parenthesis? I hate it when they don't have parenthesis. (Because I recently had to go throughand understand a program written by someone who didn't like them, and also didn't like comments, and would leave...
by Diemo
Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:45 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Just married!
Replies: 65
Views: 6719

Re: Just married!

Congratulations
by Diemo
Thu Oct 13, 2011 1:14 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Recovering from an apocalypse...
Replies: 41
Views: 7639

Re: Recovering from an apocalypse...

"teaching is pointless compared to finding food so you can survive another day". I don't see why you assume this. Teaching people to read doesn't take too long, an hour or so every day is enough to do it. And you don't actually need a lot of reading matierial, people used to learn to read...
by Diemo
Fri Oct 07, 2011 5:37 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: 0^-1
Replies: 20
Views: 2813

Re: 0^-1

What I thought of it is 0-1 =1/01=infinity?
by Diemo
Thu Oct 06, 2011 3:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Whitehouse opens petition site
Replies: 224
Views: 28471

Re: Whitehouse opens petition site

Since it’s my petition, I’ll answer this as best I can.... You really don't grasp the the extent of down's syndrome. My uncle has no concept of elections, politicians, or government. He cannot learn these things either. He has about the knowledge and problem-solving ability of a four-year-old. It's...
by Diemo
Thu Sep 29, 2011 12:10 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)
Replies: 36684
Views: 2060518

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

... First three terms of what sequence?
by Diemo
Thu Sep 29, 2011 11:50 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Looking for material on Electrodynamics
Replies: 16
Views: 3312

Re: Looking for material on Electrodynamics

Landau and Lifshitz is really good, but I definatly wouldn't use it to try to learn any topic. Too text heavy and not enough examples. To remind yourself, sure.
by Diemo
Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:31 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Plotting for Physicists (specifically Electrodynamics...)
Replies: 6
Views: 2035

Re: Plotting for Physicists (specifically Electrodynamics...

little bit of Fortran (re-using somebody else's old legacy code - you'll always need to learn a little Fortran sooner or later if you do a lot of computational physics, it seems hard for us to get it completely killed off) There is nothing wrong with Fortran, in some ways it is a much better langua...
by Diemo
Thu Sep 15, 2011 5:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What would you buy with $50 billion
Replies: 88
Views: 10044

Re: What would you buy with $50 billion

by Diemo
Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: GOP attempting an Electoral College gerrymander
Replies: 47
Views: 4754

Re: GOP attempting an Electoral College gerrymander

Why not have people win by popular vote? I mean, if you get 48% of the popular vote then you should get 48% of the electorial votes. IUt is surely a mich more democratic system that one where yuou can win the popular vote and still lose the presidential seat?
by Diemo
Fri Sep 09, 2011 6:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90055
Views: 8192073

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

You can use this to filter your emails (or used to be able to) where if it had a do in the name then it didn't go to your inbox, but to a seperate tag instead.
by Diemo
Fri Sep 09, 2011 3:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Credible 9/11 anniversary terrorism threat
Replies: 79
Views: 8157

Re: Credible 9/11 anniversary terrorism threat

I am wondering if any of you guys have read this book? http://www.amazon.co.uk/Risk-Science-Politics-Dan-Gardner/dp/0753515539/ref=pd_sim_b_1 It is very interesting and talks about actual risks, and the way we perceive risks, and what the risks actually are. And on of the things that it talks about ...
by Diemo
Fri Aug 05, 2011 5:46 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)
Replies: 36684
Views: 2060518

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

How did this suddenly get to 74000+ views?
by Diemo
Mon Aug 01, 2011 5:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Religious Medical Students Don't Want To Do Their Jobs
Replies: 732
Views: 42327

Re: Religious Medical Students Don't Want To Do Their Jobs

If a someone is going to use unscientific criteria (the only criteria by which a routine abortion could be considered "murder") to determine how they're going to treat a patient, they're not a doctor. I don't care what their license says. See, this is the thing. This is an extremist state...
by Diemo
Mon Aug 01, 2011 5:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Religious Medical Students Don't Want To Do Their Jobs
Replies: 732
Views: 42327

Re: Religious Medical Students Don't Want To Do Their Jobs

I'd like to point out to the people who seem to think that because the risk of death is low, women shouldn't be complaining so much about having a baby Yes, sorry. Women should indeed be complaining about pregnancy. I was trying to make the point (and badly) that saying women are going to die is a ...
by Diemo
Thu Jul 28, 2011 5:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Religious Medical Students Don't Want To Do Their Jobs
Replies: 732
Views: 42327

Re: Religious Medical Students Don't Want To Do Their Jobs

A woman who wants an abortion has no obligation to state why she's getting it. This means that the doctor has no way of knowing whether she's pregnant due to having had consensual unprotected sex or due to having been raped. True. so we shouldn't ever need to talk about how the woman got pregnant (...
by Diemo
Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:40 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Incredible Changing Sentence
Replies: 5621
Views: 613205

Re: The Incredible Changing Sentence

Your grass smells like a lonely earthworm's brain.
by Diemo
Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Religious Medical Students Don't Want To Do Their Jobs
Replies: 732
Views: 42327

Re: Religious Medical Students Don't Want To Do Their Jobs

Finally finished reading. Given that most of the relevant stuff was in the middle, I shouldn't have started at both ends. As a fireman, I have equal right to my wishes to not put out fires. Also, I want to keep my job. As a fireman, the only thing that you have to do in your job is put out fires. No...
by Diemo
Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:59 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Jobs with completely variable hours.
Replies: 20
Views: 3808

Re: Jobs with completely variable hours.

How about research? You have to show up every now and again to talk to your professer, but where I work tends to be pretty relaxed about when you work.
by Diemo
Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:56 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Interviewing the fora
Replies: 5464
Views: 437222

Re: Interviewing the fora

About 5-10. Mainly from cutting onions.

What do you think the average weight of a rhino is?
by Diemo
Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Religious Medical Students Don't Want To Do Their Jobs
Replies: 732
Views: 42327

Re: Religious Medical Students Don't Want To Do Their Jobs

Abortion is considered a right in the United States. It falls under the 14th Amendment. Ironically, the 14th Amendment is the same one that allowed blacks to become citizens of the United States. Thanks, I didn't know that. In Ireland abortion is illegal (well, everyone who wants one just goes to E...
by Diemo
Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Religious Medical Students Don't Want To Do Their Jobs
Replies: 732
Views: 42327

Re: Religious Medical Students Don't Want To Do Their Jobs

I recommend reading the thread. I am getting through it bit by bit. Not the fastest reader. You have a basic human right not to be a doctor. We are discussing professional obligations. I would say that you have a basic human right to be a doctor who can choose who you treat. And also that your own ...
by Diemo
Tue Jul 26, 2011 4:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Religious Medical Students Don't Want To Do Their Jobs
Replies: 732
Views: 42327

Re: Religious Medical Students Don't Want To Do Their Jobs

I have not read all the way through this thread, so my apologies if I am reiterating a point that has already been made. Doctors should not be allowed to perform only procedures they like. Yes they should. A doctor is giving a service and it is up to him to offer what services he gives. If he decide...
by Diemo
Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:50 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: NEW Maximize post:views ratio! (if you look, mult-post
Replies: 2117
Views: 137154

Re: NEW Maximize post:views ratio! (if you look, mult-post

I would hope not.
by Diemo
Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:50 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: NEW Maximize post:views ratio! (if you look, mult-post
Replies: 2117
Views: 137154

Re: NEW Maximize post:views ratio! (if you look, mult-post

If you view two pages, is that two different views?
by Diemo
Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Robbery averted, life in prison for excessive force
Replies: 128
Views: 12710

Re: Robbery averted, life in prison for excessive force

I'm less concerned with the amount of force used than I am with the timeliness of the force used. Don't you think that there should be a responsibility on both? I mean, if someone punches me, and I pull out a gun and mow him down, don't you think that I have gone too far? Regardless of the fact tha...
by Diemo
Tue Jul 12, 2011 6:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Robbery averted, life in prison for excessive force
Replies: 128
Views: 12710

Re: Robbery averted, life in prison for excessive force

The average citizen is NOT armed with the knowledge necessary to avert physical threats "just enough." If we want it to be a civic duty to maintain one's cool and rationally determine threat levels and respond only with the appropriate amount of force...that is honestly a LOT to expect fr...

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