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by eran_rathan
Mon Oct 14, 2013 11:34 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Are there any genuine bomb shelters around where you live?
Replies: 42
Views: 24470

Re: Are there any genuine bomb shelters around where you liv

I was thinking of The Atomic Cafe recently and was wondering: are there any genuine bomb shelters that you know of around where you live? Canada's "Diefenbunker" is a facility that comes to mind, but I'm thinking more of the residential models that private individuals might have purchased...
by eran_rathan
Fri Oct 11, 2013 5:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14621
Views: 2155060

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

Роберт wrote:I found this: http://www.gallup.com/poll/148745/polit ... ading.aspx

It doesn't show the answer to my question, unfortunately.


there is also this, more recent:
http://www.gallup.com/poll/165317/repub ... d-low.aspx
by eran_rathan
Fri Oct 11, 2013 5:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Galilean:x' with respect to S'? AND SPECIAL BONUS x' = x-d?
Replies: 908
Views: 147391

Re: Galilean:x' with respect to S'? AND SPECIAL BONUS x' = x

xkcd - a health note... It did not go well at the hospital yesterday and was told I have had a 5 percent of getting a blood clot. So, I must take added injections for the next 4-5 days plus my normal 10 pills a day. One injection is over 28 dollars...but thankfully I am in Canada and over 65 years ...
by eran_rathan
Fri Oct 11, 2013 1:59 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Indie & Small Press Tabletop RPGs
Replies: 167
Views: 91948

Re: Indie & Small Press Tabletop RPGs

It is really awesome. I've seen few games that are able to teach themselves so well. The way the tutorial battle is laid out is really fantastic and a huge help to get introduced into the game. Doing it on Halloween would be a great excuse to come up with a Halloween-themed Myth for the players to ...
by eran_rathan
Fri Oct 11, 2013 1:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Lord Sugar accused of racist tweet.
Replies: 87
Views: 13329

Re: Lord Sugar accused of racist tweet.

CorruptUser wrote:Only when it's Limey Bastard. Which actually sounds like an OK summer beer from Stone brewers.


10.8% abv, crisp Belgian white with lime, hint of floral. Good with fish and chips.

I approve of this idea.
by eran_rathan
Fri Oct 11, 2013 12:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Lord Sugar accused of racist tweet.
Replies: 87
Views: 13329

Re: Lord Sugar accused of racist tweet.

The odd thing is, while not all of Britains colonies/possessions turned out OK, ONLY Britain's turned out OK. India, SA, Canada, US, Australia, etc. The ones owned by the Spaniards range from something resembling a country to a basket case. The ones owned by the French are now utter shitholes. No C...
by eran_rathan
Fri Oct 11, 2013 11:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1275: "int(pi)"
Replies: 95
Views: 24693

Re: 1275: "int(pi)"

ceiling(pi*pi) = 10 floor(pi*pi) = 9 ... Yes but what is mol(pi)? (6.02214129(27)×10^23)*(3.1428...) = 1.891909*10^24 (approx). that's big. "You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind- bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist's, but that's j...
by eran_rathan
Fri Oct 11, 2013 11:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1276: "Angular Size"
Replies: 98
Views: 22656

Re: 1276: "Angular Size"

so much win on so many levels.
by eran_rathan
Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:24 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Indie & Small Press Tabletop RPGs
Replies: 167
Views: 91948

Re: Indie & Small Press Tabletop RPGs

Pretty sure I've mentioned Mythender in this thread (and possibly elsewhere) before. Anyhow, fantastic game. I've ran it twice and it's a blast. The premise is that the players are god-killers (Mythenders) out to rid the world of the gods (Myths). The default setting is "Mythic Norden", s...
by eran_rathan
Thu Oct 10, 2013 11:57 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0066: "500 MPH"
Replies: 61
Views: 12766

Re: What-if 0066: "500 MPH"

Does NASA actually print the name on each asteroid? Not yet. Their laser isn't that big, and do you know how hard it is to hit something that small and that far away? (yes, being silly. And I don't know, but I think there is a great big list run by the IAU that does have the names of everything we'...
by eran_rathan
Wed Oct 09, 2013 6:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 785515

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

UniqueScreenname wrote:FLOOR IS STAYING WITH NIGHTWISH!!!!!!! DREAMS DO COME TRUE!!!!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


SQUEEE!

(does a happy dance!)
by eran_rathan
Wed Oct 09, 2013 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Galilean:x' with respect to S'? AND SPECIAL BONUS x' = x-d?
Replies: 908
Views: 147391

Re: Galilean:x' with respect to S'? AND SPECIAL BONUS x' = x

1. velocity is explicitly part of the Galilean, you can't just drop it for no reason.
2. this is multilateration, we get that. it also has nothing to do with the Galilean.
3. circular logic is circular.
by eran_rathan
Wed Oct 09, 2013 5:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14621
Views: 2155060

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

I'm thinking of the classic 'I get sleep around while my wife can't, too bad, I'm the MAN'. I may have a sour taste for that sort of thing from my father, because that's exactly what HIS father did to my grandmother. My biological grandfather was a human shitstain that basically had a second family...
by eran_rathan
Wed Oct 09, 2013 3:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14621
Views: 2155060

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

The first one I still see as somewhat wrong in that one person gets to sleep around while the other doesn't. The second one, I don't exactly understand. Is the other person into voyeurism or something? In which case it's not exactly cheating. Some people do like to watch as someone else has sex wit...
by eran_rathan
Wed Oct 09, 2013 2:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Bicycle Locks, and Securing Them to a Frame
Replies: 18
Views: 10608

Re: Bicycle Locks, and Securing Them to a Frame

Living in Boston, it is a literal necessity. If you leave your bike unlocked even in a backyard as non-urban and safe as mine is, it'll be gone within a half hour. It's $40 I don't really want to spend, but it's better than replacing my $400 bike. I know what you mean. The last bike I had was stole...
by eran_rathan
Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Bicycle Locks, and Securing Them to a Frame
Replies: 18
Views: 10608

Re: Bicycle Locks, and Securing Them to a Frame

I've got a mount on mine for a kryptonite u-lock (similar to the one in Wednesday's picture, but bolted on). Works well, even if I don't use it very often - I just bring my bike up into my office, or its in the garage at home.
by eran_rathan
Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Galilean:x' with respect to S'? AND SPECIAL BONUS x' = x-d?
Replies: 908
Views: 147391

Re: Galilean:x' with respect to S'? AND SPECIAL BONUS x' = x

I find Steve's latest flounce (don't worry, he'll be back) amusing, if for nothing more than the quote that steve has on his VERY FIRST POST IN THIS THREAD: Hopefully, GENERAL is the correct section to post my two questions re The Galilean equation x' = x -vt . I will confine any possible future xkc...
by eran_rathan
Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1274: Open Letter
Replies: 162
Views: 33839

Re: 1274: Open Letter

Essah wrote:
Quizatzhaderac wrote:You and Essah are already playing Paranoia, but only Essah knows it (I don't even know it, and I'm the one stating it).


I do????


You're probably a mutant too. Or a Commie.

Well, just have to shoot you now.
by eran_rathan
Tue Oct 08, 2013 6:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1274: Open Letter
Replies: 162
Views: 33839

Re: 1274: Open Letter

Edit: And part of that rivalry would likely involve keeping their true identities secret from one another just like they have from the general populace. I imagine each one of them only believes in half of the others at most, and that's only because, as a shadowy conspiracy themselves, they would ac...
by eran_rathan
Tue Oct 08, 2013 5:46 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Violent Bible Bedtime Stories
Replies: 501
Views: 90099

Re: Violent Bible Bedtime Stories

Quite possibly, But if you can't answer the question, "Why would prayer not be answered?", than you can't draw any correlation at all. The analogy would be something like being told that water boiled at 212 degrees, only to find that when you test you get 160 degrees Fahrenheit as a resul...
by eran_rathan
Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1272: "Shadowfacts"
Replies: 101
Views: 21285

Re: 1272: "Shadowfacts"

speising wrote:if everyones worldview is equally wrong, it is also equally right.


Not necessarily. Certain worldviews can be wronger than wrong (I'm ok with calling any worldview that espouses genocide wronger than wrong).
by eran_rathan
Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Galilean:x' with respect to S'? AND SPECIAL BONUS x' = x-d?
Replies: 908
Views: 147391

Re: Galilean:x' with respect to S'? AND SPECIAL BONUS x' = x

lokar, I believe that you wrote the following paragraph? "Check this awesome Applet by Schrollini feeding it with x = 4, y = 4, t = 4, v = 0.9. Move the sliders full forth and then back till the gold circles disappear. Witness how blue circles and red circles intersect in the exact same point....
by eran_rathan
Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1256: "Questions"
Replies: 215
Views: 36376

Re: 1256: "Questions"

The middle of the earth is hot. So hot, it melts rock! Sometimes the "crust" that separates from that hellish interior breaks and molten rock comes out. That's lava! That's inaccurate. Most of the interior of the Earth is solid - yes, it's hot, but it's under tremendous pressure, preventi...
by eran_rathan
Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:43 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Violent Bible Bedtime Stories
Replies: 501
Views: 90099

Re: Violent Bible Bedtime Stories

Not the existence of God. You can study how people express their beliefs, but that is something different. I was responding to the way you wrote, to whit: People who study prayer or other supernatural events are committing academic fraud, studying something that has no rules, for which statistics a...
by eran_rathan
Mon Oct 07, 2013 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89875
Views: 7374505

Re: unhatched fishes and turtle excluding devices

It's only fun when you get to attack the darkness. I got to witness that. The absolute joy on the guy's face as he said "I've wanted to so this for years - I attack the darkness" And it made perfect, logical sense in context! Ha! had this happen last night too! Kobold sorcerer couldn't se...
by eran_rathan
Mon Oct 07, 2013 2:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89875
Views: 7374505

Re: unhatched fishes and turtle excluding devices

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH dnd is so fun! like i knew it would probably be a good distraction considering current events. but. OH. MY. GOD. i laughed so hard during parts of it, the entire thing was a riot. made a new friend too. i am officially hooked. love this game. Happy dance! Our game last night, t...
by eran_rathan
Mon Oct 07, 2013 1:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Christians photographing a gay wedding
Replies: 138
Views: 20324

Re: Christians photographing a gay wedding

CorruptUser wrote:The bigots of the 60's didn't 'get quiet'; they got old and died.


And their children think nothing of calling people towelheads, or those damn Mexicans stealing their jobs, or whatever.

There are still plenty of bigots, they are just less socially visible.
by eran_rathan
Mon Oct 07, 2013 1:17 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Violent Bible Bedtime Stories
Replies: 501
Views: 90099

Re: Violent Bible Bedtime Stories

If it's "god is in the universe, but only when we're not looking", then you have some heavy questions to answer. Like what the hell the purpose of all that jazz is, and why such an increasingly implausible, convoluted solution keeps getting brought up. It starts to smack of dodging testab...
by eran_rathan
Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10904
Views: 2061267

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Zarq wrote:I'm fairly certain you're a doctor too.


obligatory:
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by eran_rathan
Thu Oct 03, 2013 12:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Men's Fashion
Replies: 396
Views: 116511

Re: Men's Fashion

There are far too many other factors at play to provide a simple answer to either of these questions. For instance, if you never plan on taking your jacket off, the presence or absence of suspenders is not particularly relevant. I'm not expecting a definitive answer, just asking whether people gene...
by eran_rathan
Thu Oct 03, 2013 10:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28368
Views: 2866165

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

stupid amount of work to be done this week and next. Takes off early from home, returns late from work.

tries to relax. fails. Applies alcohol. Also fails.

Goes to bed.

dreams ALL FUCKING NIGHT LONG about work.

gets to work early, still tired.
by eran_rathan
Wed Oct 02, 2013 5:06 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Violent Bible Bedtime Stories
Replies: 501
Views: 90099

Re: Violent Bible Bedtime Stories

Two things; first, please correct the quote, as missing that 'y' in 'your' makes it seem like I'm suggesting *our* belief is a God of the gaps. I presume it was an honest mistake :) Secondly, I don't actually hold the 'as knowledge approaches infinite, Gods utility approaches zero' outlook, because...
by eran_rathan
Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:49 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Violent Bible Bedtime Stories
Replies: 501
Views: 90099

Re: Violent Bible Bedtime Stories

your position seems to very much be a God of the gaps argument. I personally hold that that is a cheapening of both God, and the filled in gaps. http://latex.codecogs.com/gif.latex?%5Clim_%7Bknowledge%5Cto%5Cinfty%7D%7B%5Cfrac%7BGod%7D%7Bknowledge%7D%7D implies God becomes more insignificant the mo...
by eran_rathan
Wed Oct 02, 2013 2:09 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Violent Bible Bedtime Stories
Replies: 501
Views: 90099

Re: Violent Bible Bedtime Stories

Au contraire. There are many types of self-organizing molecules, for instance crystals. Does not imply an organizer. You're looking through a narrow lens. When iron is settling down from liquid to solid, why do the atoms arrange themselves in a particular structure? Because EVERY SINGLE ATOM is con...
by eran_rathan
Wed Oct 02, 2013 12:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Questions For The World
Replies: 2203
Views: 387694

Re: Questions For The World

Question for the people who are no longer living with their parents: how often do you talk to them, and how far do you live. I live just shy of 200 miles from my parents, and I talk to my mom about once a week or so, and my dad about once a month (plus Facebook messages). We visit them or they visi...
by eran_rathan
Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:23 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Violent Bible Bedtime Stories
Replies: 501
Views: 90099

Re: Violent Bible Bedtime Stories

Heisenberg wrote:Order cannot arise out of chaos.


Au contraire. There are many types of self-organizing molecules, for instance crystals. Does not imply an organizer.
by eran_rathan
Tue Oct 01, 2013 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0065: "Twitter Timeline Height"
Replies: 99
Views: 20095

Re: What-If 0065: "Twitter Timeline Height"

Flumble wrote:
eran_rathan wrote:
Flumble wrote:legalise hard drugs like opium and crocodile


Sir, I'm going to have to ask you to put down that crocodile, and keep your hands where I can see them.

Hahahah :P
My bad, I assumed desomorphine has the nickname crocodile in English.


Learned something new today, so thanks!
by eran_rathan
Tue Oct 01, 2013 4:05 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0065: "Twitter Timeline Height"
Replies: 99
Views: 20095

Re: What-If 0065: "Twitter Timeline Height"

Flumble wrote:legalise hard drugs like opium and crocodile


Sir, I'm going to have to ask you to put down that crocodile, and keep your hands where I can see them.
by eran_rathan
Tue Oct 01, 2013 1:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Christians photographing a gay wedding
Replies: 138
Views: 20324

Re: Christians photographing a gay wedding

13 CFR 112.3: Small Business Administration - Discrimination, prohibition thereof: If the photographer has gotten any money whatsoever from the SBA, in the form of a small business loan, perhaps, they are barred from practicing discriminatory behaviour. In addition, most states also have non-discri...
by eran_rathan
Tue Oct 01, 2013 1:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20908
Views: 2490987

Re: Postify your facerity

Tom -

I found your father.


Spoiler:
Unfortunately, he's a statue. I'm assuming he botched a spell.

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