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by Znirk
Fri Mar 04, 2016 1:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1651 "Robotic Garage"
Replies: 30
Views: 8608

Re: 1652 "Robotic Garage"

The Moomin wrote:But for an oak car with an oak engine block and oak wheels all fixed together with dowels and dovetail joints it wooden work.

Yabba dabba doo to that.
by Znirk
Tue Mar 01, 2016 12:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1649: "Pipelines"
Replies: 91
Views: 18268

Re: 1649: "Pipelines"

Like the image says, about 4 m/s.
by Znirk
Sun Feb 28, 2016 11:06 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: I need a Game Recommendation
Replies: 1559
Views: 398922

Re: I need a Game Recommendation

For RPGs: One very simple system I like is Roll for Shoes (or, to give it its full name, I roll to see if I have shoes on ). This requires a Game Master with a prepared story (or one who is very confident at improvising). Rules are over that way . Roll for Shoes games tend to run a bit silly, and th...
by Znirk
Thu Feb 11, 2016 1:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1641: "Hot Dogs"
Replies: 49
Views: 11180

Re: 1641: "Hot Dogs"

OK, now forget all the sausageage: How common is it for condoms to come packaged in sixes, and is there a particular reason?
by Znirk
Mon Feb 01, 2016 8:27 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: spelling question (english-ish)
Replies: 5
Views: 3111

Re: spelling question (english-ish)

Why are we calling French English-ish? :|

It's "chez mosc".
by Znirk
Mon Jan 25, 2016 9:53 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0141: "Sunbeam"
Replies: 81
Views: 47212

Re: What-If 0141: "Sunbeam"

The [What If Sunbeam] requires all the light to be absorbed with 100.0% efficiency, conveyed with 100.0% efficiency to the Big Effing Laser, and converted to a perfectly collimated (zero etendue) beam with 100.0% efficiency. If you buy that, I can sell you this bridge in Brooklyn ... Two words for ...
by Znirk
Fri Jan 22, 2016 2:04 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Escape the Frictionless Circle
Replies: 156
Views: 69022

Re: Escape the Frictionless Circle

Magnanimous wrote:Start swinging the gold block around you, like someone warming up for a hammer throw. Keep swinging. More swinging. More angular velocity.

How?
by Znirk
Mon Jan 18, 2016 12:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1630: "Quadcopter"
Replies: 34
Views: 7513

Re: 1630: "Quadcopter"

ps.02 wrote:So this comic is set in Soviet Russia, where quadcopters fly you?

Also, that seems like a lot of payload, but then, stick figures probably don't actually weigh much.

Nah, xkcd just has unusually powerful ptera in general (see http://xkcd.com/1598/)
by Znirk
Fri Jan 08, 2016 1:55 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Escape the Frictionless Circle
Replies: 156
Views: 69022

Re: Escape the Frictionless Circle

instead of modulating power to a drive wheel, you throw your arms out or do something else to change the CoM of the rotating system at a particular point on each rotation to set the whole system drifting Throwing your arms out with nothing to anchor you or push against doesn't change your CoM. It j...
by Znirk
Tue Dec 29, 2015 1:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1622: "Henge"
Replies: 28
Views: 8354

Re: 1622: "Henge"

What exactly is the "Manhattan thing"? There's a day (or probably two) per year when the sun doesn't set behind buildings, but aligns with the street grid. Presumably the same thing happens in other places with a grid layout at a convenient angle for their latitude (and no other obstructi...
by Znirk
Wed Dec 23, 2015 6:22 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - F is for Finished!
Replies: 965
Views: 86736

Re: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - D5: E is for Elimination

Close one! So roadierich is, what? Ordinary townie and committee member? Anyway: - thanks to everyone for a good and tense game - thanks a LOT to misnomer for some first-rate writing, and coming up with a few rather brilliant roles - and a big round of applause to Van for: haaaaate ... clearly the f...
by Znirk
Wed Dec 23, 2015 10:00 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - F is for Finished!
Replies: 965
Views: 86736

Re: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - D5: E is for Elimination

Suzaku is processing night for Secret Santa (or looking for time to do that), the other two I don't know about. I'll do my best to pop back in before deadline, but we may have a majority vote by the time I get back.
by Znirk
Tue Dec 22, 2015 12:15 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - F is for Finished!
Replies: 965
Views: 86736

Re: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - D5: E is for Elimination

And here's something I never responded to: But killing Sungura and then taking credit for it is exactly what I would have done in traitor!RoadieRich's shoes: best case scenario, town decides I'm not alien/werewolf/lone wolf and doesn't lynch me while scum realizes I'm the traitor and plans according...
by Znirk
Tue Dec 22, 2015 11:53 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - F is for Finished!
Replies: 965
Views: 86736

Re: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - D5: E is for Elimination

Roadie is still hard to get a read on due to his relative lack of content, and while I agree in general with Znirk's point about him possibly being able to lay claim to a different kill, I think that only works if he's the lone wolf, because the unaccounted deaths are all either town or wolf and wo...
by Znirk
Mon Dec 21, 2015 5:44 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - F is for Finished!
Replies: 965
Views: 86736

Re: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - D5: E is for Elimination

OK, last contribution for a while: I notice I'm in too much of an argument with Gabriel now. I'm not really opposed to his idea of hedging against a possible roadierich:traitor; but since I'm as convinced that Gabriel is scum as I can be before he dies and is revealed, I think his chief goal here is...
by Znirk
Mon Dec 21, 2015 3:46 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - F is for Finished!
Replies: 965
Views: 86736

Re: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - D5: E is for Elimination

<shrug> To me, the traitor option is a bit of an afterthought which I wasn't paying attention to on the big reread. A priori is all I've got on the traitor question without putting in another couple of hours; and between the two of us it's really Suzaku's or RR's call, not mine or yours, to assign w...
by Znirk
Mon Dec 21, 2015 3:09 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - F is for Finished!
Replies: 965
Views: 86736

Re: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - D5: E is for Elimination

Ah, of course: Traitor is third-party, so if the only survivor is one, town does lose. And I did pretty much fall for the one traitor we already know about (Van). In that case it's a matter of choosing between the respective risks of (RR being a traitor) and (missing a wolf by killing only two out o...
by Znirk
Mon Dec 21, 2015 1:16 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - F is for Finished!
Replies: 965
Views: 86736

Re: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - D5: E is for Elimination

Quickly, to Suzaku: Between Conman and Gabriel I don't have a preference on which one gets lynched. If you vote Gabriel, I'm happy to change my vote. I am however saying they should both die tonight.
by Znirk
Mon Dec 21, 2015 8:56 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - F is for Finished!
Replies: 965
Views: 86736

Re: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - D5: E is for Elimination

...anyone? anyone? Looking back over my last post, I'm still pretty convinced by my arguments. In summary, they are: - Roadierich:anykindofwolf would have (a share in) two kills that are safe to admit to, which leaves no discernible reason why he would have claimed killing Sungura. Therefore Roadier...
by Znirk
Sun Dec 20, 2015 1:38 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - F is for Finished!
Replies: 965
Views: 86736

Re: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - D5: E is for Elimination

Welp. As is usual with many projects, this took longer than expected and ended up going in a different direction than promised. Looking at interactions with scum makes little sense when half your targets have very few posts. So, instead, the results of a general reread: (All four other surviving pla...
by Znirk
Sat Dec 19, 2015 12:46 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - F is for Finished!
Replies: 965
Views: 86736

Re: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - D5: E is for Elimination

Gah, this is WORK! Anyhow: I'm back, briefly, and posting by phone, so that's fun. From the sounds of it, no third parties are left except maybe a second traitor. If there are two werewolves, there would almost certainly have to be two town and I think it would be almost certain that town was Suzaku...
by Znirk
Sat Dec 19, 2015 11:26 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - F is for Finished!
Replies: 965
Views: 86736

Re: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - D5: E is for Elimination

First of all, correcting myself from yesterday: Assuming that night-kills happen simultaneously, then I think it's likely that Suzaku's and my abilities were not available last night even though Van was killed. (Flavour actually suggests that The Unnursening didn't happen until dawn - don't know how...
by Znirk
Fri Dec 18, 2015 11:20 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - F is for Finished!
Replies: 965
Views: 86736

Re: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - D5: E is for Elimination

OK: Gabriel's kill-analysis (madge kills while she dies, werewolves, one lone wolf) looks reasonable to me. I'm also increasingly inclined towards believing fervently hoping that Team Werewolf is down to one member. Suzaku says he didn't target last night, mainly because he didn't get the opportunit...
by Znirk
Fri Dec 18, 2015 11:31 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - F is for Finished!
Replies: 965
Views: 86736

Re: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - D5: E is for Elimination

Jimbob's vote-block on Roadierich looks mechanically significant: Assume RR is a werewolf. His kill could have brought the population down to 4, and if Suzaku's not a teammate, eliminated him for total wolf control of the night-kill (Afterthought: Forgot about the probable lone wolf at first.) If th...
by Znirk
Thu Dec 17, 2015 1:47 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - F is for Finished!
Replies: 965
Views: 86736

Re: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - D4: D is for Death (duh)

OK, I'll submit a target just in case Van dies, and I don't die, before my action is processed tonight. Targeting in public seems clinically stupid though. In general (i.e. let's say that my nurseblock is already assumed to be gone), remember that I target the protégé, not the protector. If I'm know...
by Znirk
Wed Dec 16, 2015 3:56 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - F is for Finished!
Replies: 965
Views: 86736

Re: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - D4: D is for Death (duh)

Znirk, if Van is lynched then would you be likely to target me on the assumption I have some kind of wacky hidden protection ability that I can't talk about? Huh. I guess I should get a target in, just in case I'm denursed. (For the record, and for the time being, I'm still of the opinion that Van ...
by Znirk
Sun Dec 13, 2015 10:08 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - F is for Finished!
Replies: 965
Views: 86736

Re: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - D4: D is for Death (duh)

e.g. Suppose HBC is an alien, N1 he claims he killed dimochka and actually targeted Weiyaoli. In reality, maybe the werewolves NKed dimochka and now know that HBC is lying, but no one else does. They have no reason to call attention to it, because they'd have to claim the kill otherwise. They also ...
by Znirk
Sat Dec 12, 2015 11:55 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - F is for Finished!
Replies: 965
Views: 86736

Re: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - D4: D is for Death (duh)

Because I tend to avoid openly discussing setup speculation. ... wait, what? You were the one speculating that there's just one alien. The non-speculative, solid-fact-based version goes "either one or two aliens". Are you saying that you're comfortable throwing your actual speculation out...
by Znirk
Sat Dec 12, 2015 6:00 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - F is for Finished!
Replies: 965
Views: 86736

Re: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - D4: D is for Death (duh)

#HBC | YOLOSWAG wrote:I think there's 1 alien left because I don't see any pair of the surviving players being aligned together with dimochka/freezeblade.

Not an outlandish opinion, but why wait to be challenged before you publish it? As it is you still look primarily like defensive alien to me.
by Znirk
Sat Dec 12, 2015 2:59 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - F is for Finished!
Replies: 965
Views: 86736

Re: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - D4: D is for Death (duh)

About the idea of jimbob perhaps being only a slight liar, I refer you back to the end of this post . Basically my argument runs: Why lie so early, when lies are certain to expose him sooner or later? Could be a calculated risk/self-sacrifice in exchange for some confusion, but if since he is scum: ...
by Znirk
Thu Dec 10, 2015 11:50 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - F is for Finished!
Replies: 965
Views: 86736

Re: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - D4: D is for Death (duh)

I'm not under mind control. That's the one I was waiting for. What I was thinking is: Lots of kills is bad news for the aliens. One, because they want a crowd to hide in, and two, at the rate we're killing each other off we're not going to even reach day 6. Now the interesting thing, and I'm kickin...
by Znirk
Thu Dec 10, 2015 6:49 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - F is for Finished!
Replies: 965
Views: 86736

Re: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - D4: D is for Death (duh)

My sleepy intuition has a thought, but I have a reason to want more people to report night actions/mind control before I talk about it.
by Znirk
Wed Dec 09, 2015 11:44 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - F is for Finished!
Replies: 965
Views: 86736

Re: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - D4: D is for Death

Not mind controlled. 0 lone wolves (probably - so far the number of kills has been consistent with known vigs + 1 werewolf kill + 1 lone wolf kill) Lawrencelot had voted RR yesterday, so I count only 3 active kill roles (HBC, Suzaku, Madge). With 5 night kills, I think we still have a lone wolf. (Th...
by Znirk
Wed Dec 09, 2015 5:38 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - F is for Finished!
Replies: 965
Views: 86736

Re: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - D3: C is for Carnage

Sorry, no time for more than this before deadline.To explain my win ranking assumptions, from my face to face games I had 3rd party wins down as "harder", thus outranking town or scum wins. Since the local culture seems to rate all wins as obviously ex aequo, I'll shut up on this matter no...
by Znirk
Wed Dec 09, 2015 1:47 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - F is for Finished!
Replies: 965
Views: 86736

Re: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - D3: C is for Carnage

Quick hip-shot:

unvote
by Znirk
Tue Dec 08, 2015 11:13 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - F is for Finished!
Replies: 965
Views: 86736

Re: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - D3: C is for Carnage

One: What has changed, really? DJ claims to be jester, which I'm pretty sure was the general assumption already. He offers nothing, he merely points out that lynching him will prevent his night action. His "offer" to not use one of his six blocks if he's killed before nightfall is either ...
by Znirk
Tue Dec 08, 2015 11:29 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - F is for Finished!
Replies: 965
Views: 86736

Re: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - D3: C is for Carnage

An attempt for Lawrencelot (and by the way, sorry for consistently misspelling your name as "Lawrencealot" up until now): Kills N1: Ulysses (Opus) lynched. Werewolf. Elmo (Dimochka) night-killed. Town. Y the spy (weiyaoli) night-killed. Mason, tenure committee. Zenith (Vytron) night-killed...
by Znirk
Tue Dec 08, 2015 10:12 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - F is for Finished!
Replies: 965
Views: 86736

Re: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - D3: C is for Carnage

OK, developments. As someone with no night actions to lose I should probably stay in the back row for this discussion; but here's some initial thoughts anyway: One: What has changed, really? DJ claims to be jester, which I'm pretty sure was the general assumption already. He offers nothing, he merel...
by Znirk
Tue Dec 08, 2015 12:43 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - F is for Finished!
Replies: 965
Views: 86736

Re: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - *SIGNUPS CLOSED*

---> CONMAN

Misnomer wrote:[...] at the beginning of day 3 however, [Diemo/Madge] will reach maturity and gain an unblockable kill power.


This suggests that Dje can't block Madge.
by Znirk
Mon Dec 07, 2015 7:02 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - F is for Finished!
Replies: 965
Views: 86736

Re: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - D3: C is for Carnage

OK: I'm pretty convinced by now that Jimbob is lying scum. Leaning towards alien though, so dealing with him can wait a day or two. However: Znirk and mpolo, you talked about investigating jimbob; who do you think should do the investigation? We only have two investigative roles left (Echo and Dr Ug...

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