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by Raidri
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:49 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books fleeting thoughts
Replies: 44
Views: 13104

Re: Books fleeting thoughts

So for the third or fourth time this year the plot involved a woman who was abducted as a teen, held captive for years and found sort of by accident. During her captivity she had (at least) one child. At the end of the book, the big reveal is that she helped her captor lure in other girls, who were...
by Raidri
Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:16 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 129
Views: 21739

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

I didn't mean to report a broken rule or something, it was just an observation (made more funny for me because Angua started the Luke Cage thread ... but it may have been only me).
by Raidri
Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:11 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 129
Views: 21739

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

Angua wrote:Only 3 episodes into Luke Cage Season 2, and can't shake the feeling that they've slowed down all the Caribbean people talking to make them easier to understand.

Someone created a thread for Luke Cage, why not post there? :mrgreen:
by Raidri
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2009: "Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram"
Replies: 35
Views: 5925

Re: 2009: "Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram"

Soupspoon wrote:
speising wrote:why is a Blue Whale more luminous than an astronomer?
Because blue whales can't turn a light-switch off when it wants to whale, but an astronomer often does when wanting to astron?

A whale has a greater surface area so he emits more radiation.
by Raidri
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1998: "GDPR"
Replies: 61
Views: 9137

Re: 1998: "GDPR"

Whether or not entirely GDPR related, I've just learnt how pervasive Facebook is. Just helped sign up someone of my acquaintance (I'm computer savvy, she isn't, and until now neither of us had wanted a Facebook login but she now 'needs' one, according to people in a society she's a member, to see i...
by Raidri
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2005: "Attention Span"
Replies: 78
Views: 8635

Re: 2005: "Attention Span"

I never encounter that "the reason being is" construction, and I really don't see why anyone would use it when they could just leave the "is" out and have something grammatically correct and shorter. E.g. "Unlike most people around here, Alice goes shopping every single day...
by Raidri
Mon May 28, 2018 2:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1998: "GDPR"
Replies: 61
Views: 9137

Re: 1998: "GDPR"

Eternal Density wrote:Who's Rohan?

Rohan_(Middle-earth) from The Lord of the Rings
by Raidri
Mon May 28, 2018 11:27 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)
Replies: 301
Views: 71072

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

The original prognosis was for 2030, but we are currently below the 50% curve with four living moon men.
by Raidri
Fri May 25, 2018 11:33 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Boba: A Star Wars Story
Replies: 25
Views: 4662

Re: Boba: A Star Wars Story

Given that there is not even a thread for the Solo movie the interest in these Star Wars Stories seems limited.

But James Mangold as writer/director gives me at least some hope for this movie.
by Raidri
Tue May 08, 2018 10:57 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Quick Burning Paper
Replies: 47
Views: 6949

Re: Quick Burning Paper

pogrmman wrote:...

Oh, I do know about that. I just didn’t think about it... That would be pretty funny. Maybe the idea of making C4 sheets and printing on them normally is the better one.

C4 or C-4 ? :D
by Raidri
Fri May 04, 2018 3:19 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avengers: Infinity War
Replies: 143
Views: 14990

Re: Avengers: Infinity War

Seems like Marvel missed a great opportunity by not giving Kevin Bacon a cameo appearance in A:IW, maybe in the next movie :D
by Raidri
Fri May 04, 2018 2:11 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: neutrino question
Replies: 18
Views: 3515

Re: neutrino question

Unfortunately it is more complicated. There are three flavours and three masses for neutrinos with no one-to-one correlation between flavour and mass. Every neutrino is a superposition of all three flavours and all three masses with the mixing given by the PMNS-Matrix . And since the three neutrino ...
by Raidri
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1982: "Evangelism"
Replies: 109
Views: 19725

Re: 1982: "Evangelism"

Imperial measures are generally extremely well designed for day-to-day purposes when measuring the things they are intended to measure. Can you give an example of an everyday situation where using imperial is easier than metric? While baking a cake a cup of sugar is easier to measure than say 200g ...
by Raidri
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13405
Views: 1547396

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

Coyne wrote:...

Well, actually, 5,280 is an interesting number; evenly divisible by (at least) 2, 3, 4, 5 ,6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 20, 22, 24, 30, 32, 33, 40, 44, 60, 64, 66, 80, 96, 120, 132, 160... Is that an accident? (No.)

...

fixed

Prime factors are 25 * 3 * 5 * 11.
by Raidri
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1981: Rickrolling Anniversary
Replies: 27
Views: 7229

Re: 1981: Rickrolling Anniversary

stilettoblade wrote:

And that looks like an excellent event, too bad I couldn't be there.

Copyright laws to the rescue (in Germany) ...
The uploader has not made this video available in your country.
by Raidri
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:50 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7989
Views: 616109

Re: Trump presidency

Plus, there's the lucrative wealth during! Look at all these career politicians with wealth far beyond what their position pays! Probably just lucky, right? All of them? To be fair (?) a lot of them were already rich before their political careers. Who better to represent the general public than so...
by Raidri
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:51 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14997
Views: 2392028

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

And the moral of the story is, don't go around kicking mooses (meese?). Also TIL a moose is a kind of cow. Makes sense if you imagine them without the antlers. The plural of moose is also moose. And a female moose is a called a cow while a male moose is called a bull (like in a lot of other ungulat...
by Raidri
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1977: "Paperwork"
Replies: 7
Views: 2790

1977: "Paperwork"

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/paperwork.png Title Text: Plus, the photo was geotagged, my unlocked password manager was visible on the laptop, AND you could see my naked reflection in the dark part of the screen. Lucky me, I had no dark parts on my screen. And don't have geotagging activated. And di...
by Raidri
Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1951: "Super Bowl Watch Party"
Replies: 23
Views: 5992

Re: 1951: "Super Bowl Watch Party"

Kickoff is happening right now: https://yearlongsuperbowl.com/

Let the game begin!
by Raidri
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:02 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Truck: Discovery
Replies: 81
Views: 14250

Re: Star Truck: Discovery

I disagree. I think the Mirror Universe arc is premature - first, because we don't know these characters well enough to understand the differences. Second, because the Prime Discovery crew is already so murky that the mirror universe is no longer a mirror - just a somewhat ridiculous parody of evil...
by Raidri
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:22 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 129
Views: 21739

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

Zohar wrote:Ugh, yet another case of Bury Your Gays in a show I really enjoyed. It's very frustrating. I guess we'll see where it goes from there.

Which show are you talking about?
by Raidri
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1941: "Dying Gift"
Replies: 25
Views: 4992

1941: "Dying Gift"

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/dying_gift.png Title text: "And to you, I leave my life-sized ice sculpture replica of the Pietà which was blessed by the Pope. You must never let it melt! Now, remember, all gifts must be removed from my estate within 24 hours." Friday comic is early ... and ...
by Raidri
Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1932: "The True Meaning of Christmas"
Replies: 12
Views: 3317

1932: "The True Meaning of Christmas"

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/the_true_meaning_of_christmas.png Title text: They all made fun of Autometalogolex, but someday there will be a problem with Christmas that can only be solved if Santa somehow gets a serious headache, and then they'll see. As of now Google doesn't find that word; I am c...
by Raidri
Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1071: "Exoplanets"
Replies: 176
Views: 46462

Re: 1071: "Exoplanets"

We've now actually found a planetary system as populated as ours. Like our system with eight planets but what about Pluto? *grumble grumble* , there's now officially eight planets for Kepler 90's and I'm not holding my breath to detect their Pluto .… Maybe the elusive Kepler-90a is their Pluto?...
by Raidri
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1927: "Tinder"
Replies: 18
Views: 3373

Re: 1927: "Tinder"

Sableagle wrote:Social tip: after someone puts a film on and then you have sex instead of watching it, discussing things you saw in the film when you should have been giving her your undivided attention is considered rude.

Who would have thought ...
by Raidri
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:56 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: It's Just Us, League. The DCEU is dead, here's its Tombstone.
Replies: 39
Views: 6868

Re: Justice League

Or how about "Just Ice League"?
by Raidri
Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:54 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 87600
Views: 6287500

Re: Count to a Million

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by Raidri
Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:32 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Great Recommendation Thread (Movie, TV, Anime, Cartoon)
Replies: 292
Views: 159685

Re: The Great Recommendation Thread (Movie, TV, Anime, Carto

Planet Earth: The Complete Series (BBC production) Stunning footages of nature. And awesome soundtrack to boot. Currently watching the whole thing on DVD. Couldn't agree more. It's also one of my best documentary series I've ever seen and the narration by David Attenborough is just the best. I thin...
by Raidri
Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4191
Views: 582234

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Tldr since Kim's buddy in Syria has proven that you can get away with repeated chemical attacks so long as you have a friendly patron, the biggest threat isnt nukes, but biological or chemical weapons. We always talk about how North Korea wouldn't nuke others for fear of retaliation. But that would...
by Raidri
Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1912: "Thermostat"
Replies: 18
Views: 5461

Re: 1912: "Thermostat"

rmsgrey wrote:
rhomboidal wrote:I've heard that we all might be walking into the sea if something goes wrong with the planet's thermostat.


I've heard that we have a modern convenience option whereby you don't need to go anywhere and the sea will come to you...


You just have to ... wait for it ...
by Raidri
Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:43 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Strangererest Things
Replies: 43
Views: 9576

Re: Strangererest Things

PSA: Only one week until season 2 starts! The Trailer is great and I can't wait to see the new season.
by Raidri
Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1886: Typing Notifications
Replies: 18
Views: 3765

Re: 1886: Typing Notifications

Sounds like Grid Illusion. And yes, I see it also.

Edit: ... ninja'd ...
by Raidri
Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1879: "Eclipse Birds"
Replies: 23
Views: 2964

Re: 1879: "Eclipse Birds"

Reka wrote:
Raidri wrote:Fourth eclipse comic in a row, how much more will we get?

Given that today is the eclipse, did you really expect today's comic to not be about the eclipse?

No, but I am curious if and how many after-eclipse comics are coming.
by Raidri
Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1879: "Eclipse Birds"
Replies: 23
Views: 2964

1879: "Eclipse Birds"

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/eclipse_birds.png Title text: 'Hey! Put her down!' 'No, it's ok! The next chance for me to be carried to a blood cauldron isn't until 2024!' Fourth eclipse comic in a row, how much more will we get? How long where previous series of comics? And is the Blood Cauldron a W...
by Raidri
Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7989
Views: 616109

Re: Trump presidency

In other news, there was a terrorist attack in Barcelona with 13 dead. Ever classy, the Daily Trump offers this helpful advice: Study what General Pershing of the United States did to terrorists when caught. There was no more Radical Islamic Terror for 35 years! referring back to what he said in 20...
by Raidri
Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7989
Views: 616109

Re: Trump presidency

China has finally been forced into taking a position. They have announced that they will back North Korea militarily if the USA strikes first. They have also stated, should North Korea make the first strike they (China) will remain neutral. Can we really take them at their word on that? Maybe not, ...
by Raidri
Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1874: "Geologic faults"
Replies: 30
Views: 5564

Re: 1874: "Geologic faults"

Peaceful Whale wrote:Wait, so #8, the "brio fault" is real? I really hope you're pulling my leg here.

That is #9, geologists use 1-based-indexing.
by Raidri
Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1874: "Geologic faults"
Replies: 30
Views: 5564

1874: "Geologic faults"

Image

Title text: "I live on a torn-bag-of-potato-chips-where-the-tear-is-rapidly-growing fault, which is terrifying."

Taking bets on how many of these are real and how many are fake. Seems about half and half to me.
by Raidri
Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:28 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: What if there was a Zombie Apocalypse?
Replies: 23
Views: 6015

Re: What if there was a Zombie Apocalypse?

A lot of discussion about this can be found in the book "World War Z" (not the movie!).

But as gmalivuk says it depends on the type of zombie and a lot of other factors and could range from days to decades.
by Raidri
Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1856: "Existence Proof"
Replies: 38
Views: 6459

1856: "Existence Proof"

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/existence_proof.png Alt-text: "Real analysis is way realer than I expected." Looks more like complex analysis to me. And I'm not sure which part is real and which is imaginary ... PS: That last quote definitely needs an exclamation mark instead of a period: &q...

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