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by wst
Thu Jul 01, 2010 1:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: RSS much?
Replies: 19
Views: 1888

Re: RSS much?

I would use it, but apparently I am an elderly person and still have no f-ing clue what RSS is. Wouldn't it be great if all the websites you like were all on the same page? And none of the old stuff, just the new stuff? It's kinda like that. Oh, reddit? :p My browsing habits are so ingrained, I wou...
by wst
Wed Jun 30, 2010 8:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Wave of burka and niqab bans in Spain
Replies: 62
Views: 5719

Re: Wave of burka and niqab bans in Spain

No, the culture which requires faces to be covered it wrong in our eyes. In the eyes of the cultures it stems from, it is we who are wrong.

There are no absolute rights or wrongs in morals.
by wst
Mon Jun 21, 2010 2:27 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: How many square feet can a human's blood cover?
Replies: 19
Views: 2130

Re: How many square feet can a human's blood cover?

If a supernatural force is involved in the killing of this person, would this person be able to have slightly... strange blood (even just when dying, maybe brought on by the supernatural force?). One with a lower surface tension, or higher pressure, you get the picture. Something that is plausible i...
by wst
Sun Jun 20, 2010 9:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: What blogs/sites do you read to find news and articles?
Replies: 19
Views: 1958

Re: What blogs/sites do you read to find news and articles?

Basically just reddit as well. I've seen sje commenting a few times on it, in moments of stalkerness :p It filters out the crap quite good and I just skim the cream on the frontpages of the subreddits I read. And if I miss anything fascinating, /r/tldr/ usually catches it for me. I am going on holid...
by wst
Sun Jun 20, 2010 7:55 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: High School Pranks
Replies: 684
Views: 84048

Re: High School Pranks

Oh you're so edgy and cool, hintss, with your abuse of first-letter-of-a-sentence-capitalisation and evil smily faces when you think of wasting the money of others. Your habit of making posts with great relevance to the thread and those which say lots but have no real point are also fascinating. If ...
by wst
Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Need you Guys to Take a Survey for me, Please!
Replies: 18
Views: 1725

Re: Need you Guys to Take a Survey for me, Please!

Oddly enough, I thought of Bethlehem, Wales first. But I've been through there a lot.
by wst
Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:06 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Tidal Power ... where is it from?
Replies: 25
Views: 3578

Re: Tidal Power ... where is it from?

Speaking of a Tidally locked Earth, would it lock to the Moon, or the Sun? Also... that brings up some interesting thoughts on the effects that would have on the ecosystem. My thought... could the moon/earth system become tidally locked to the sun? So basically, the Earth and moon are tidally locke...
by wst
Wed Jun 02, 2010 12:51 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Ovens
Replies: 43
Views: 4172

Re: The Ovens

That's already been done, Imeme, learn to read.

I would put the earth in the oven, then we can all be indubitably sure of global warming. Briefly. Then we die.
by wst
Mon May 31, 2010 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Drivers responsible for Drunk Passengers doing dumb stuff?
Replies: 40
Views: 3853

Re: Drivers responsible for Drunk Passengers doing dumb stuf

In a similar case of stupidity, a woman is suing Google for incorrect directions...
by wst
Mon May 31, 2010 3:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Drivers responsible for Drunk Passengers doing dumb stuff?
Replies: 40
Views: 3853

Re: Drivers responsible for Drunk Passengers doing dumb stuf

The company knew their product was extremely dangerous (capable of causing 3rd degree burns within a couple seconds after skin contact), was aware of hundreds of serious injuries because of it, and chose to ignore the dangers. They couldn't even be bothered to put a warning on the cup. I don't see ...
by wst
Mon May 31, 2010 1:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Drivers responsible for Drunk Passengers doing dumb stuff?
Replies: 40
Views: 3853

Re: Drivers responsible for Drunk Passengers doing dumb stuf

This is the dumbest lawsuit since that dumb woman sued McDonalds because her coffee was hot. Then again, she won, so maybe this crazy lady will too. Too crazy and stupid for fiction, it must be from the courts. The coffee lawsuit is not as dumb as it has been portrayed. The woman suffered 3rd degre...
by wst
Fri May 28, 2010 4:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Rape accused to be given anonymity in UK
Replies: 221
Views: 21048

Re: Rape accused to be given anonymity in UK

We'll stick to the legal definitions of consent and rape for the purposes of this discussion; as others have mentioned, the discussion of what defines consent has been done to death on these boards previously. Would legal definition of rape as per UK law be more appropriate, considering this is wha...
by wst
Thu May 27, 2010 5:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Dyslexica,when is it funny?
Replies: 20
Views: 2718

Re: Dyslexica,when is it funny?

Zapp: If it's a lesson in love, watch out; I suffer from a very sexy learning disability. What do I call it, Kif?
Kif: [sighs] "Sex-lexia".
by wst
Fri May 21, 2010 8:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: People who're just...a little...bit...slower than...the rest
Replies: 23
Views: 1668

Re: People who're just...a little...bit...slower than...the

Yeah, I thought to say 'to remove verbosity', but that felt tautological.
by wst
Fri May 21, 2010 7:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: People who're just...a little...bit...slower than...the rest
Replies: 23
Views: 1668

Re: People who're just...a little...bit...slower than...the

My three words were intended to be replacements for the three bolded sections in your quote, respectively. Thus, I was fixing your quote from: What's worse are people who are far from concise with their words , e.g. if something can be said in 1/10th the number of words, then it's a sure-fire sourc...
by wst
Fri May 21, 2010 6:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89903
Views: 7468997

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

The habit of putting a comma to signify an 'and' in a sentence (N&A, take note...), because it ruins the flow of the sentence and makes me breathe at the wrong time. I don't read aloud, but I breathe my commas still.
by wst
Fri May 21, 2010 4:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Australia would like to see your porn collection
Replies: 56
Views: 7205

Re: Australia would like to see your porn collection

Stuff you delete isn't actually deleted, you'll have to zero-write the bits a few times ;)

I think a sex toy that you can conceal a usb stick in would be a good invention, they surely aren't going to disassemble the Super Happy Back Massager 1000?
by wst
Wed May 19, 2010 8:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Do you find SpeedTest results interesting? (Split from F/R/T)
Replies: 129
Views: 13444

Re: Do you find SpeedTest results interesting? (Split from F

Image

The upload is why I suck at torrents. And the download is fine for my uses, the usual bandwidth heavy stuff usually clogs up in Linux Flash more than in the tubes...
by wst
Sun May 16, 2010 10:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Fair Analysis of Clichés and Aphorisms
Replies: 40
Views: 4404

Re: Fair Analysis of Clichés and Aphorisms

Wrap one's head around it
Literal: You can distort your head around a concept
Conceptual: To understand a concept
Rating: N/A I do not understand what I am supposed to be doing with this so I'm not going to
by wst
Sat May 15, 2010 10:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Best comedy pieces
Replies: 45
Views: 7075

Re: Best comedy pieces

Morecambe and Wise
Example
by wst
Thu May 13, 2010 9:20 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Student Quotes
Replies: 866
Views: 166649

Re: Awesome Student Quotes

How is guillotine pronounced as anything other than gill-o-teen, unless you are French?
by wst
Mon May 10, 2010 7:26 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Calculus in engineering education
Replies: 10
Views: 1643

Re: Calculus in engineering education

Re: Aerospace engineering. If you're not designing, you must not work outside of the box. The box is there to keep the 800+ people on the plane alive. However, operating within the box is operating to within 1/1000th of an inch tolerances, so it is more than just spannering. (Though I am hoping to g...
by wst
Mon May 10, 2010 11:34 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Electricity Question from Bear Grylls "Worst Case Scenario"
Replies: 10
Views: 2268

Re: Electricity Question from Bear Grylls "Worst Case Scenar

In other news: seeing a downed power line is awesome (from far away). the arcing is brighter than magnesium white from a half block away, and will light up the neighborhood like a spotlight. It also jumps around like crazy, so don't get near it. In more news: firefighters hate downed power lines. W...
by wst
Sun May 09, 2010 9:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Accenture Stock Drops to 1 Cent for 2 Minutes
Replies: 15
Views: 4034

Re: Accenture Stock Drops to 1 Cent for 2 Minutes

I wish I was a stock market chap who paid attention to things like this in real time.... I can picture the scene occuring while I'm in class. I get an email from a stock bot about a company I'm watching suddenly going down to about 1% of their original value. I buy 10,000 shares at 1 cent, then it ...
by wst
Sun May 09, 2010 2:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: UK Election Results
Replies: 58
Views: 6285

Re: UK Election Results

How does reducing the 60mph speed limits to 40 help the environment? ~56mph is the most efficient speed, iirc, so surely they are just making things less efficient?
by wst
Sun May 09, 2010 11:46 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: UK Election Results
Replies: 58
Views: 6285

Re: UK Election Results

A quick post semi-defending the Greens: whilst I agree that their science policy leaves a lot to be desired, it's the only part of their manifesto I've read and had anything but minor niggles with- which is a lot more than I can say for any of the other parties. Also I've seen a fair amount of back...
by wst
Sun May 09, 2010 10:59 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Breathing pure oxygen
Replies: 13
Views: 2251

Re: Breathing pure oxygen

Even at normal atmospheric levels, blood cells already carry 97% of the oxygen that they possibly can . Understandably so, as those which could carry much more oxygen have no selection advantage that I can think of, and those which carry less have a selection disadvantage (less oxygen per cell, mor...
by wst
Sat May 08, 2010 9:40 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Electricity Question from Bear Grylls "Worst Case Scenario"
Replies: 10
Views: 2268

Re: Electricity Question from Bear Grylls "Worst Case Scenar

2.71828183 wrote:Ground (as in dirt or whatever) is resistive, so the electricity is earthed through a resistor. Two different points on that resistor will have different potentials, and if your feet are the two points...
So... what if you hopped?
by wst
Sat May 08, 2010 9:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Tripping on nutmeg?
Replies: 35
Views: 4493

Re: Tripping on nutmeg?

Dude. Do NOT trust the Anarchist Cookbook on these things. Nutmeg did nothing for me and from what I've heard from people who did get a reaction, I'm kind of glad. You have an authentic version, or one of the thousands of bbs-era ones that are just full of stupid crap like 'make a bomb by getting 2...
by wst
Sat May 08, 2010 9:13 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Perfect Moments In Music
Replies: 396
Views: 176126

Re: Perfect Moments In Music

At around 3:00 in this song, after the big buildup, when the music cuts out and you're left with his voice and a sole guitar in the background.

It's just... awesome.
by wst
Sat May 08, 2010 12:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Accenture Stock Drops to 1 Cent for 2 Minutes
Replies: 15
Views: 4034

Re: Accenture Stock Drops to 1 Cent for 2 Minutes

It wasn't even a bear raid, so I think it's slightly cheating to cancel trades that happened in the fluctuation.

I'll look at a more volatile stock market instead without rollbacks :D
by wst
Sat May 08, 2010 8:51 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Accenture Stock Drops to 1 Cent for 2 Minutes
Replies: 15
Views: 4034

Re: Accenture Stock Drops to 1 Cent for 2 Minutes

I wish I was a stock market chap who paid attention to things like this in real time.... I can picture the scene occuring while I'm in class. I get an email from a stock bot about a company I'm watching suddenly going down to about 1% of their original value. I buy 10,000 shares at 1 cent, then it s...
by wst
Fri May 07, 2010 6:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: UK Election Results
Replies: 58
Views: 6285

Re: UK Election Results

Meh. Political parties aren't generally all that great on that sort of thing. Granted, UK Greens a little crazier than par on the green, but let's consider some of the other wunderbar moments in British policy positions: ~snip~ There's a long list of crazy. The Green Party crazy is loosly affiliate...
by wst
Fri May 07, 2010 4:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: UK Election Results
Replies: 58
Views: 6285

Re: UK Election Results

This is the /last/ place I expect supporters of the Green Party to surface.


I mean, really, what.
by wst
Fri Apr 30, 2010 7:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Making my own Dry-Erase Board
Replies: 31
Views: 4118

Re: Making my own Dry-Erase Board

Would a mirror be too funky to use? Mad idea? (Depends if you want long-range readability or not I guess?)
by wst
Thu Apr 29, 2010 8:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Jason Chen (of Gizmodo) gets house raided, assets seized
Replies: 67
Views: 6480

Re: Jason Chen (of Gizmodo) gets house raided, assets seized

Dream wrote:Something about your post makes it hard for me to believe you're impartial, but I can't quite put a finger on what...
A lot of your posts could have the same said for them. Pot, kettle, black? ;)
by wst
Wed Apr 28, 2010 6:27 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Writing Instrument
Replies: 82
Views: 13826

Re: Writing Instrument

I like the Pilot V5. They're quite reliable, any ink feed issues can be solved with a small amount of sucking the tip, while trying to appear philosophical. I'm left handed and don't like writing with a weird cramped up hand position so I don't use fountain pens, because I end up with blue hands and...
by wst
Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:10 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Jason Chen (of Gizmodo) gets house raided, assets seized
Replies: 67
Views: 6480

Re: Jason Chen (of Gizmodo) gets house raided, assets seized

It's evil to call the cops if someone releases all your trade secrets to bump their ad revenue a bit? 2 things. 1) That's not all their trade secrets. There's a real fuckton of stuff they didn't find out. 2) It's their job to find information and do whatever they like with it. That's the whole poin...
by wst
Tue Apr 27, 2010 12:39 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: XKCD Mousepad
Replies: 16
Views: 2671

Re: XKCD Mousepad

Given the material spec, I'm sure it's possible to model whether you could throw/launch a spin-stabilised mousepad at 400mph with a reasonable degree of accuracy (say, 10 degrees of arc. Bonus points if you can curve it onto your target.) The vinyl, I have no concerns for its strength. It will stay ...
by wst
Mon Apr 26, 2010 7:50 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3333
Views: 637904

Re: What were your dreams last night?

In my short sleep post-snooze-button-pressing, I had a weird Doctor Who/Die Hard/TerminatorCharlie and the Chocolate Factory dream. So all these cybermen were looking for John McClane, who through an unfortunate series of events was lying in a gutter with no limbs (opened joints sparking like the fi...

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