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by dhokarena56
Sat Sep 22, 2012 8:50 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to 1 1000 times!
Replies: 1000
Views: 167607

Re: Count to 1 1000 times!

Yksi.
by dhokarena56
Sat Sep 22, 2012 8:45 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Ban the person above you
Replies: 20286
Views: 1225316

Re: Ban the person above you

For Godwin's Law.
by dhokarena56
Tue Sep 18, 2012 3:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3080473

Re: Postify your facerity

This is me in the World's Bitchingest Six-Euro Overcoat. It cost six euros today at a thrift store and is the bitchingest.

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by dhokarena56
Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election
Replies: 1637
Views: 177245

Re: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election

Of course we don't get bored. Here is the secret: other countries have elections; America has a sport.
by dhokarena56
Fri Aug 31, 2012 5:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9373426

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

Usually, when I buy a book on impulse at Amazon, it's something for me. Today, however, I bought no less than four people the same gag gift book. Could it be... http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-CgIsWKr1Ygs/TrvOWq0EaII/AAAAAAAAMIc/30GFVU6hf-U/s800/farmville%2Bfor%2Bdummies.jpg ...but it is!
by dhokarena56
Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:57 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Conway's Game of Life: Collapsing Lines
Replies: 8
Views: 3274

Conway's Game of Life: Collapsing Lines

One of the things that I've noticed about Conway's Game of Life is that it's fun to play with straight, one-cell-thick lines of cells. Now, just out of experimentation, some straight lines of cells collapse into nothingness, and others don't, leaving behind a stable pattern of live cells. At first, ...
by dhokarena56
Sun Aug 12, 2012 12:55 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: By whom would you like to be written?
Replies: 18
Views: 30201

Re: By whom would you like to be written?

Hideaki Anno.
by dhokarena56
Mon Jul 30, 2012 5:06 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Translations needed: Talk to Me in X
Replies: 30
Views: 13287

Re: Translations needed: Talk to Me in X

This is still going, although I'm replacing the flags with a color scheme.
by dhokarena56
Mon Jul 30, 2012 4:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1088: "Five Years"
Replies: 23
Views: 8329

1088: "Five Years"

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alttext: 'Well, no further questions. You're hired!' 'Oh, sorry! I'm no longer interested. There's a bunch of future I gotta go check out!'

Reminds me of a couple of other XKCDs, though I can't remember which at the moment.
by dhokarena56
Sun Jul 22, 2012 3:17 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9373426

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

I have a Facebook, but I'm deactivating it this year when I go to Finland. I did start a fan page, though- it's called One Million Strong for Stephen Fry to read Fifty Shades of Grey. It's exactly what it says on the tin. Join us...
by dhokarena56
Sat Jul 14, 2012 6:14 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Translations needed: Talk to Me in X
Replies: 30
Views: 13287

Translations needed: Talk to Me in X

Here's the problem with being a polyglot: if where you live is a highly monolingual area, and is monolingual for hundreds of miles around, how are you supposed to find people to speak with? Well, you sort of have to advertise yourself. To that end, I'm thinking about designing a series of pins and b...
by dhokarena56
Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Inspired by #1075: Ask an Airline Pilot
Replies: 55
Views: 10852

Re: Inspired by #1075: Ask an Airline Pilot

Why on earth don't planes come with parachutes? It seems to me that of all the devices you could use to save lives in event of an accident, parachutes would be a good choice.
by dhokarena56
Tue Jun 19, 2012 2:49 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9373426

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

I just ran into somebody describe themselves as "post-hipster".

It was beautiful.
by dhokarena56
Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:18 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Uh-oh. It's a Youtube party and you're up next. What do you show 'em?
Replies: 2152
Views: 749814

Re: Something on Youtube

CatCopter. Don't worry, it's been taxidermied.
by dhokarena56
Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:00 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Fifty Shades of Grey
Replies: 49
Views: 46070

Fifty Shades of Grey

I'll admit: I haven't actually read this piece of work, mostly because I'm a lately adolescent guy, not a sexually repressed soccer mom. I thought, though, a discussion thread might be interesting.
by dhokarena56
Fri May 18, 2012 9:59 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Complex Derivatives
Replies: 2
Views: 952

Complex Derivatives

I was reading Wikipedia's article on fractional calculus. The idea of a derivative corresponding to any real number is fairly intuitive: take the half-derivative of a function twice and you end up with the first derivative; take the three-quarters derivative four times and you end up with the third ...
by dhokarena56
Fri May 18, 2012 1:11 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What books would you like to see made into movies?
Replies: 97
Views: 77370

Re: What books would you like to see made into movies?

Finnegans Wake, perhaps?
by dhokarena56
Thu May 17, 2012 3:47 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Infinite power tower of i?
Replies: 16
Views: 5782

Infinite power tower of i?

I was browsing the OEIS (oh, you magnificent time-waster, you!) and came upon Sequence A077589: the digital expansion of ii[sup]i...[/sup], or, if you like, i.

So apparently this is a finite, real, positive number. Anyone care to explain how?
by dhokarena56
Sun May 13, 2012 3:26 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Covers That Are Better Than The Originals
Replies: 294
Views: 143553

Re: Covers That Are Better Than The Originals

Here's the original, Takahashi Youko version of the theme song to Neon Genesis Evangelion.
And here is the Eri Kawai version, which is much more...well, Eva-ish. And more epic.
by dhokarena56
Fri May 11, 2012 12:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The US Lottery
Replies: 24
Views: 5685

Re: The US Lottery

If I won the lottery, I would build myself a house in Ketchikan, fill it with books, stash away enough to pay property taxes on it for the next three generations, and give the rest to a good cause.
by dhokarena56
Wed May 02, 2012 10:34 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Wheel of Time (Split from Geeky/Nerdy Kids Books)
Replies: 228
Views: 129874

Re: Wheel of Time (Split from Geeky/Nerdy Kids Books)

I'm thinking about picking this one up. Were the books written by Sanderson just as good as those by Jorden?
by dhokarena56
Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Someone is Creepy on the Internet
Replies: 32
Views: 6277

Re: Someone is Creepy on the Internet

SlyReaper wrote:There is a certain dark joy to be had from knowing "at least I'm better than that guy".



Exactly.
by dhokarena56
Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Someone is Creepy on the Internet
Replies: 32
Views: 6277

Re: Someone is Creepy on the Internet

That is a troll. Nobody is really that creepy...right? [edit: I don't understand how this can make you feel good, even better about yourself. It makes me want to vomit, and cry. And I am a man.] I joke, of course. The OP was badly phrased, now I think about it. It's sort of like watching a car cras...
by dhokarena56
Sat Apr 28, 2012 4:19 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Transcendental numbers in tetration?
Replies: 2
Views: 1337

Transcendental numbers in tetration?

I was goofing around on Wikipedia and looking at the article on tetration, and came across the following, interesting conjecture: It is not known if n π or n e is an integer for any positive integer n. So, of course, I decided to see if I could play around with this conjecture. Here's what occurred ...
by dhokarena56
Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1043: “Ablogalypse”
Replies: 92
Views: 32222

Re: 1043: “Ablogalypse”

Myancat!
by dhokarena56
Mon Apr 16, 2012 4:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13423
Views: 1771833

Re: Today I Learned

Today I learned that the order Primates is in the clade Euarchonta, containing the orders Dermoptera and Scandentia, which is in the clade Euarchontoglires, also containing Rodentia and Lagamorpha. In other words, we're more closely related to fucking treeshrews and hamsters than real mammals like d...
by dhokarena56
Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:26 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Poor single people eat weird things
Replies: 261
Views: 60278

Re: Poor single people eat weird things

Rice is extraordinarily versatile. You can cook a hundred different meals with it- just throw in random spices and sauces...
by dhokarena56
Sun Apr 15, 2012 6:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: XKCD Postcard exchange 2012
Replies: 17
Views: 4595

Re: XKCD Postcard exchange 2012

I'm up for it- I'll send lots of postcards internationally.
by dhokarena56
Sun Apr 15, 2012 4:00 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: A Streetcar Named Macbeth
Replies: 4
Views: 1639

A Streetcar Named Macbeth

I was out for a walk this afternoon- as is my wont- and suddenly had inspiration for an idea for a game. Originally it was going to be a parlor game, but it would take too much paper for that to be workable. But I think it would be an excellent forum game, and so I ask: who wants to play one of the ...
by dhokarena56
Sat Apr 14, 2012 4:34 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: An interesting thought experiment about Rubik's hypercubes
Replies: 3
Views: 1807

Re: An interesting thought experiment about Rubik's hypercub

I don't see how solving a (3,4,1) is any different to solving a (3,4,0) and 216 (3,3,0)s. In which case, I'm not sure if I understand the meaningfulness of the construction. Well, it's not really ...but it would still affect the P vs. NP question. I suppose if you did want to make it harder, you co...
by dhokarena56
Sat Apr 14, 2012 5:50 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Limit of a series
Replies: 26
Views: 6107

Re: Limit of a series

Fairly sure it converges, though I can't prove it. The reason is that, for example, if you take away all fractions in the series whose denominator contains any string of integers, the resulting series converges. Want to get rid of the digit 2? 1+1/3+1/4...+1/9+1/20+1/22. This converges. It'll conver...
by dhokarena56
Sat Apr 14, 2012 5:45 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: An interesting thought experiment about Rubik's hypercubes
Replies: 3
Views: 1807

An interesting thought experiment about Rubik's hypercubes

Fig. 1: http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FOU/U1V8/FKD1HU9C/FOUU1V8FKD1HU9C.MEDIUM.jpg Yay, a Rubik's cube! Actually, it's a lot more specific than that. We can say that this is a 3x3 Rubik's cube in 3 dimensions, and that therefore it has 6 colours and its stickers are 2-dimensional. Fig. 2:...
by dhokarena56
Fri Apr 13, 2012 8:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 924039

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

The Gravitation3d Magic 5D Cube software is capable of rendering 5-cube puzzles in six sizes from 25 to 75. As well as the ability to make moves on the cube there are controls to change the view. These include controls for rotating the cube in 3-space, 4-space and 5-space, 4-D and 5-D perspective c...
by dhokarena56
Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: First road-legal flying car
Replies: 35
Views: 6530

Re: First road-legal flying car

I watched a documentary once about a man who invented flying cars in the '30s. But it was the Depression, so they weren't very popular.
by dhokarena56
Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: strange triggers for depressive states
Replies: 17
Views: 9246

Re: strange triggers for depressive states

Power outages. Oh, man, do they ever make me clingy romance-depressed.
by dhokarena56
Mon Apr 09, 2012 2:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Supreme court debate Affodable Care Act
Replies: 429
Views: 76584

Re: Supreme court debate Affodable Care Act

You're committing a logical fallacy, there, if I don't have ten grand on me; I cannot pay up 10 grand, so I must take the choice of dying. That's a false dilemma. In any case, it's been established many, many times that when human lives are on the line, the free market doesn't just end up killing pe...
by dhokarena56
Sun Apr 08, 2012 11:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Supreme court debate Affodable Care Act
Replies: 429
Views: 76584

Re: Supreme court debate Affodable Care Act

If nothing else, any fetishisation of capitalism requires a government that's big enough to bully everything else around if need be, because capitalism, first and foremost, is a function of contract law, and if either there is no contract law, or the government isn't powerful enough to make big corp...

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