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by Samik
Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1983: "Clutter"
Replies: 28
Views: 5446

Re: 1983 - Clutter

So you don't own a bed or any real furniture? I'm assuming none of you lot own any furniture, because that alone can take up several times the capacity of a minivan. Well, there's caveats I suppose. As a non-homeowner/renter, I'm either living in a prefurnished place, or when not, have gotten very ...
by Samik
Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1982: "Evangelism"
Replies: 109
Views: 16062

Re: 1982: "Evangelism"

0 = freezing 10 = chilly 20 = spring 30 = summer 40 = hot 50+ = Death Valley Scale recalibrated for where I live: 0 = freezing 10 = freezing 20 = chilly 30 = spring 40 = summer 50+ = hot Really, 10 Celsius or lower around here becomes the opening story on the evening news. I'm right there with you....
by Samik
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1983: "Clutter"
Replies: 28
Views: 5446

Re: 1983 - Clutter

When I first moved out of my dad's shack, I was proud of the fact that all my worldly possessions fit into my car. That means I wasn't a clutterbug like my mom, I was lean and clean and spartan. Now the fact that there are a lot of pretty ordinary things that I can't own because my home is too tiny...
by Samik
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1982: "Evangelism"
Replies: 109
Views: 16062

Re: 1982: "Evangelism"

How far to the right do you put those weirdos who insist on having their toilet paper hanging down on the back side of the roll, in the Under position? Depends on who you ask. There's a poll running right now where the underhand folks are barely making a showing in the comment section, so they don'...
by Samik
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:41 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Vending machine!
Replies: 11087
Views: 854077

Re: Vending machine!

You get moonshine ... moonshine.

I insert a promptly critical nuclear reactor, intending to send this infernal contraption to meet its maker, and render the land around it unapproachable for several generations.
by Samik
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:52 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: *almost* the best superpower in the world
Replies: 703
Views: 85445

Re: *almost* the best superpower in the world

ye olde double post
by Samik
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:51 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: *almost* the best superpower in the world
Replies: 703
Views: 85445

Re: *almost* the best superpower in the world

You just want to be loved. This is a complete description of your state. Nothing will ever alter it, including actually being loved.

I encompass, and I eclipse.
by Samik
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:40 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Rate the signature above you
Replies: 908
Views: 110489

Re: Rate the signature above you

I don't know what "a meta" is in this context. I think it's a mafia thing. (Edit: quick search of Peaceful Whale's post history confirms.) Never played on this forum, but somehow came to read a thread on it the other day. Basically, they've all spent so long playing, through so many diffe...
by Samik
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:26 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)
Replies: 36641
Views: 1947931

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

There are currently 22 threads with a higher post:view ratio on the first page of forum games.

Therefore, I have to assume there's something else going on here.

I've got my eye on you.
by Samik
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:13 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Vending machine!
Replies: 11087
Views: 854077

Re: Vending machine!

You get a finely prepared meal based around a not-readily-identifiable-but-nonetheless-delicious protein dish.

I insert a vending machine.
by Samik
Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:59 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25765
Views: 2071410

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted. Your virtue is recognized posthumously, and the whole world loves your memory.

I wish to be loathed.
by Samik
Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:54 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Vending machine!
Replies: 11087
Views: 854077

Re: Vending machine!

You get morbidly obese Jim from accounting.

I insert something smallish, but palm it carefully so that no one can see what it is.
by Samik
Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:12 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: One Letter Word Game
Replies: 2722
Views: 161282

Re: One Letter Word Game

Well I can't possibly pass up the opportunity to use:

thon [1][2][3]
by Samik
Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:06 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Vending machine!
Replies: 11087
Views: 854077

Re: Vending machine!

You get a frog of the opposite gender. Life, uh, finds a way.

I insert ice-nine.
by Samik
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:24 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: *almost* the best superpower in the world
Replies: 703
Views: 85445

Re: *almost* the best superpower in the world

What is positive for your health and well-being is highly subjective. Pleasure, security, and challenge don't always go hand in hand. You eventually wind up clinically immortal and flawlessly healthy, strapped to a bed for safety, and pumped up on endorphins etc. Endless, uninterrupted bliss, for al...
by Samik
Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:58 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: *almost* the best superpower in the world
Replies: 703
Views: 85445

Re: *almost* the best superpower in the world

Aah, forget it. I already know how this one ends.



I'm Mr. Blissful Ignorance. I'm capable of being blissfully ignorant of absolutely anything negative that happens to me.
by Samik
Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:57 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: *almost* the best superpower in the world
Replies: 703
Views: 85445

Re: *almost* the best superpower in the world

I can make people pay no attention at all to me They were already doing it anyway. All right, time to bring out the big guns. I'm Leto II Atreides, God Emperor of Dune, first human / sandworm hybrid, who walks the Golden Path, and can see all possible futures simultaneously. Any crazy, unexpected o...
by Samik
Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:31 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: *almost* the best superpower in the world
Replies: 703
Views: 85445

Re: *almost* the best superpower in the world

It's technically true because you're the only survivor of a global apocalypse, so there's not actually any competition, or anyone to appreciate your accomplishments. On becoming aware of me, people are irresistibly motivated to see me gratified. They would never dream of doing anything to reduce my ...
by Samik
Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:55 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: *almost* the best superpower in the world
Replies: 703
Views: 85445

Re: *almost* the best superpower in the world

I do it quickly, without malice. As the blade slides in, you see in my eyes that, so far as I can, I understand. You feel the pain, in an abstract sort of way, but this is far from your first violent death; your mind is elsewhere now. As your blood pressure drops and your vision fades, your inner mi...
by Samik
Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:36 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: *almost* the best superpower in the world
Replies: 703
Views: 85445

Re: *almost* the best superpower in the world

Darn. I tried.


Ginger wrote:BUT: I am deathly afraid of dying so.

Would it get me anywhere to point out that I can save you from infinite future deaths?

You are going to die. Over and over and over again, forever.

I can stop it.

I'm the only one who ever can.
by Samik
Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:16 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: *almost* the best superpower in the world
Replies: 703
Views: 85445

Re: *almost* the best superpower in the world

The idea being that I'd stay anonymous and low profile, train in all sorts of conventional combat techniques, then stalk a super hero, and when I sprung my trap, they'd find themselves suddenly a totally ordinary person, and have no time to react or understand what's going on as I bear down on them...
by Samik
Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:44 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: *almost* the best superpower in the world
Replies: 703
Views: 85445

Re: *almost* the best superpower in the world

There's a serious problem with this thread. In order to participate, you have to read the previous post. But then, you're on a cliffhanger unless you read the post it's responding to, and so on. You end up either having to embrace a cliffhanger you'll never get the answer to, or reading all the way ...
by Samik
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:40 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: A new my number is bigger
Replies: 137
Views: 5534

Re: A new my number is bigger

Meowers wrote:Don't go too fast (judged by me)

Must experiment.

Marki wrote:2.25×π4
phillip1882 wrote:1000

Largest uncontested single-post expansion factor so far ~= 4.56


Meowers wrote:2018

14,126
by Samik
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:31 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Miscellaneous language questions
Replies: 570
Views: 81735

Re: Miscellaneous language questions

Hm. I guess that must be it. I was defining "extremities" in my head pretty much the same way as "limbs". M-W and wiktionary both seem to have it in both senses, but, further searching has revealed nothing more suitable. Was just surprising to me, that there isn't something as pr...
by Samik
Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:59 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Miscellaneous language questions
Replies: 570
Views: 81735

Re: Miscellaneous language questions

Arms and legs are limbs.
Fingers and toes are digits.
Hands and feet are ____ ?

I feel like it's going to be a facepalmer when someone tells me, but, it's driving me nuts.
by Samik
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:44 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Fat Curse -- a metaphor
Replies: 8
Views: 5029

Re: Fat Curse -- a metaphor

I will interpret this thread in the same way as PAstrychef. Apologies if that's off-the-mark. My advice is that the most important characteristic of any fitness regimen, diet, etc., is stick-to-it-ability. The best program in the world is worthless if you fall off after a week or two. A modest progr...
by Samik
Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:33 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: ...In my pants
Replies: 228
Views: 23808

Re: ...In my pants

Put my entire library on shuffle... first six results or so neither made sense nor were amusing. Then I got:

Danger Zone in my pants.

I am satisfied.
by Samik
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:50 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: How many posts can you get in a row?
Replies: 5961
Views: 244948

Re: How many posts can you get in a row?

Unless I'm mistaken... 597! New Record! Woohoo! And if anybody is interested in the runner-ups: Samik 500 Idont_know12 200 Davean 163 Keozen 155 Pkuky 91 Joshz 85 Le4dGolem 82 Pr1mu5 60 Ansain 50 I can't freaking believe it. I thought I'd have that record forever. I thought this thread had been for...
by Samik
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:12 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: One Letter Word Game
Replies: 2722
Views: 161282

Re: One Letter Word Game

shalm
by Samik
Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1928: "Seven Years"
Replies: 52
Views: 12846

Re: 1928: "Seven Years"

This was nice to see. Hope everyone here is well.
by Samik
Mon May 29, 2017 3:34 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)
Replies: 314
Views: 155695

Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

2670 + 54 = 2724 Our complex's little gym finally added a bar, but it's rather wide grip. Incredible how much more difficult it was for me. Anyway, that's probably my last contribution for a while. My travels begin on Wednesday. I'll have to see how I do at the end of the summer, when I'm probably h...
by Samik
Sun May 14, 2017 4:48 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)
Replies: 314
Views: 155695

Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

2504 + 132 = 2636
by Samik
Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:03 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)
Replies: 314
Views: 155695

Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

2386 + 88 = 2474
by Samik
Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:41 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)
Replies: 314
Views: 155695

Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

2264 + 77 = 2341
by Samik
Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:01 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Run 10,000 miles
Replies: 1340
Views: 282309

Re: Run 10,000 miles

04 APR: 41.1 + 3.1 = 44.2 - Eight weeks left before I head out on my trip, and my strength/cardio balance is all wrong right now. I'm in a mini addicted-to-lifting phase at the moment. Have to have to switch gears; the weeks are slipping away. (I guess doing something is better than doing nothing, b...
by Samik
Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:56 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)
Replies: 314
Views: 155695

Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

2108 + 79 = 2187

Hit 17 last night, good and strict. Which is a high-water mark since '15JAN when I got 19.

Was a long slog to go from 16 to 17, but I'm also up in weight a bit, so, I'll take it I guess.

Now let's see if I can go from 17 to 18 in less than 2.5 months...
by Samik
Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:59 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)
Replies: 314
Views: 155695

Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

1900 + 92 = 1992

Going to make an attempt at another high-water mark soon. (Is there a more generally used term for something that's not a pb, but is a best in a recent time frame?)



sophyturtle wrote:I am helping
You are!
by Samik
Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:38 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)
Replies: 314
Views: 155695

Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

1599 + 30 = 1629

Zapheod wrote:We are moving this along pretty quickly. 10k will come in no time.

Yup, this one and the pushup one tend to scream by. Nothing wrong with that!
by Samik
Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:07 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why is dog fighting morally wrong?
Replies: 60
Views: 16912

Re: Why is dog fighting morally wrong?

Why is picking the wings of a fly a dick thing to do? I spent a month this past summer backpacking in Colorado. The black flies there, in some places, are absolutely unreal. Slather yourself in 98% deet all day long - forget about it, they don't even care. I got incredibly good at killing these thi...
by Samik
Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:56 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Run 10,000 miles
Replies: 1340
Views: 282309

Re: Run 10,000 miles

Still working. Just elliptical the last couple weeks. Also variable durations and programs, so nothing to track really.

But, putting in good work.



I guess some would find ellipticals dull too, but I really like being able to just close my eyes and submerge.

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