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by Rhombic
Sun Mar 09, 2014 11:47 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Annoying words, and Words You Hate
Replies: 1969
Views: 475464

Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Why's rhythm dryly wry? (no vowels)

I absolutely loathe the word "embouchure". It's so cheesy.
by Rhombic
Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:53 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Poblas, constructed language in progress
Replies: 5
Views: 3271

Re: Poblas, constructed language in progress

It should be noted that [ɱ] is not phonemic in any language, and occurs solely as an allophone of /m/ before labiodental consonants. Also, it's rather unusual that you use rather unconventional symbols for many non-English letters, and yet /ŋ/ is still <ng>. Other than that, everything seems suitab...
by Rhombic
Mon Mar 03, 2014 4:40 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Only possible pronunciation for FAQ:
Replies: 14
Views: 9205

Only possible pronunciation for FAQ:

Which and why? SOLID reasons.
by Rhombic
Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:55 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Poblas, constructed language in progress
Replies: 5
Views: 3271

Re: Poblas, constructed language in progress

gmalivuk wrote:Are you familiar with the zompist bboard? While I know there are a few other conlangers on xkcd, that's probably a good place to go if you're looking for more discussion and feedback.

Thank you! Thank you again! I didn't even imagine that such a forum could exist hahaha.
by Rhombic
Sat Mar 01, 2014 3:24 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Poblas, constructed language in progress
Replies: 5
Views: 3271

Re: Poblas, constructed language in progress

Mini-bump.
I have made minor changes to grammar and I have extended vocabulary. First person singular personal pronoun is now "eno", not "eto".
by Rhombic
Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:27 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Find the final answer
Replies: 9
Views: 4542

Re: Find the final answer

One idea:
Spoiler:
Since the answer for the first group is the third one, the third letter of risk (s) has some value. shpcm?
by Rhombic
Tue Feb 25, 2014 3:42 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: A sequence with primes
Replies: 5
Views: 2017

A sequence with primes

Many mad men have argued for the past 200 years that they have found a relation for the prime numbers, or a way to generate every single one. Of course, most of them were quite ridiculous and other gave some, but not all, of the primes. I have found one of these myself. In fact, I have checked for t...
by Rhombic
Sat Feb 22, 2014 7:23 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Your Own Contribution to the English Language
Replies: 48
Views: 17594

Re: Your Own Contribution to the English Language

articraft IPA: [ˈɑɾtɨˌkɾæft] 1. An invented design of an artifact used to solve some problem, usually kinda like a botched job that you don't care about, as long as it can get the work done. 2. An object, usually part of another one, which by itself has no interesting use whatsoever, ending up bein...
by Rhombic
Sat Feb 22, 2014 7:11 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Poblas, constructed language in progress
Replies: 5
Views: 3271

Poblas, constructed language in progress

A simple, easy and coherent constructed language. It combines elements of different Latin-derived languages and has no masculine or feminine, a 25-letter alphabet with quite simple phonetics. Its grammar is not counter-intuitive. Langio "Poblas" fazilas gramatican tenár, jace ne necesár pa...
by Rhombic
Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:24 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Strange constant. Apparently useless.
Replies: 33
Views: 9113

Re: Strange constant. Apparently useless.

Now this is actually great: I found in http://xkcd.com/1047/ a great approximation. Just check it out, it's at the bottom, right hand side. Looks like xkcd has already thought about this... again, it's only an approximation.
by Rhombic
Thu Feb 13, 2014 9:21 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: The philosopher, the most intelligent man and the fish
Replies: 44
Views: 12424

Re: The philosopher, the most intelligent man and the fish

The puzzle explores (for the answer I proposed, and, I insist, there are a few other ones left) the reader's ability to take out any useless information and work with the things that you need. Otherwise, Charles Dickens would be one of the worst novelists of all time since he described ...
by Rhombic
Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:07 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: The philosopher, the most intelligent man and the fish
Replies: 44
Views: 12424

Re: The philosopher, the most intelligent man and the fish

Rhombic - Are you saying that is a valid solution? In your solution. every aspect of the riddle is a nonsequitor. The fact that there is a car, the color, the newsagent, the fish, that it is deaf - nothing has any effect on the solution. Even the idea that Steve is intelligent or the other is a phi...
by Rhombic
Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:00 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: The philosopher, the most intelligent man and the fish
Replies: 44
Views: 12424

Re: The philosopher, the most intelligent man and the fish

I will give one of the possible solutions, already discovered by one of the posters, albeit around 85% of it. STEVE NEVER EVER LIES WHEN HE KNOWS WHAT THE TRUTH IS (Therefore, for each question you ask you MUST be sure that Steve knows the answer) Q1: When you asked that question, did you know that ...
by Rhombic
Thu Feb 06, 2014 8:21 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: The philosopher, the most intelligent man and the fish
Replies: 44
Views: 12424

Re: The philosopher, the most intelligent man and the fish

Magnanimous wrote:Er, can you elaborate on the "appears green to colorblind people" aspect? There are a lot of types of colorblindness, so the car could be red or yellow (I think), or it could just be green.

Also, how does Steve know the fish is deaf?


Is it really necessary?
by Rhombic
Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:41 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: The philosopher, the most intelligent man and the fish
Replies: 44
Views: 12424

Re: The philosopher, the most intelligent man and the fish

2 explanations I've thought of, with a question written to suit: It's significant that the world's most intelligent man is not also the world's most important philosopher. The philosopher realises Steve could be trying to learn from him, so he asks: Were you trying to communicate with t...
by Rhombic
Sun Jan 26, 2014 6:45 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: The philosopher, the most intelligent man and the fish
Replies: 44
Views: 12424

Re: The philosopher, the most intelligent man and the fish

The philosopher needs no questions, being a great logician himself he already knew the answer. This is actually the closest answer at the moment, though it is still quite far away from the actual one. There might me more than one solution to the problem, though, I have not tried to look for every s...
by Rhombic
Sat Jan 25, 2014 3:00 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Strange constant. Apparently useless.
Replies: 33
Views: 9113

Re: Strange constant. Apparently useless.

Well, 22/7 is very similar to 3.141592653... but that doesn't mean that 22/7 is not dull. It actually is quite dull and uninteresting. However, I find it peculiar that while many other sums converge to either combinations of pi, e, log(2), log(3), etc., this one does not. For example, 1-1/2+1/3-1/4+...
by Rhombic
Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:01 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: The philosopher, the most intelligent man and the fish
Replies: 44
Views: 12424

Re: The philosopher, the most intelligent man and the fish

Rhombic - I hope you didn't think my comments applied to you, I was providing examples of pairs of questions which, depending on the answers, could potentially "solve" the puzzle. In other words, suggesting that I couldn't see a way to deduce from the situation a unique solution. And joki...
by Rhombic
Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:59 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Coded Image
Replies: 6
Views: 4506

Re: Coded Image

Huh, I wans't 100% on the first on, but I really thought I had the second one figured out. Here's my solution to the second: The pink and cyan labeled columns are number in binary. The thing off to the right is the mapping function. So when you are given a red/blue sequence with a pink/cyan ending,...
by Rhombic
Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:28 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Coded Image
Replies: 6
Views: 4506

Re: Coded Image

thefargo wrote:My solutions:

Not exactly... I'm not sure about the place you messed something up, though. Good attempt, anyway, this one was fairly complex. The last number was correct though :)
by Rhombic
Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:26 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: The philosopher, the most intelligent man and the fish
Replies: 44
Views: 12424

Re: The philosopher, the most intelligent man and the fish

No, I'm not schizophrenic. This logic puzzle does have a definite answer, which is NOT oddly hidden in the actual puzzle. In fact, it doesn't matter whether it is a fish or a frog, or anything. Get rid of the messy plot which turns this into an obscure thing. Intelligent means that he has the most a...
by Rhombic
Sat Jan 18, 2014 9:31 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: The philosopher, the most intelligent man and the fish
Replies: 44
Views: 12424

The philosopher, the most intelligent man and the fish

In this street there is one car that appears green for colourblind people, which is parked just in front of one newsagent's. A deaf fish swims around in a fish bowl. Curiously enough, the world's most intelligent man ever and the world's most important philosopher (who are two separate men) are walk...
by Rhombic
Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:02 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Coded Image
Replies: 6
Views: 4506

Coded Image

After seeing how efficient this community is when facing logic puzzles, I decided to create a slightly more difficult puzzle, still easy though, to entertain the community for a longer period of time. Logic puzzle, basic knowledge required and detecting sequences. The answer is a number. The problem...
by Rhombic
Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:14 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: The Coin Codes
Replies: 3
Views: 2798

Re: The Coin Codes

For that message, I get the following code: A: HHHHHH B: HHHHHT C: HHHHTH D: HHHHTT E: HHHT F: HHTHH G: HHTHT H: HHTT I: HTHHH J: HTHHT K: HTHTH L: HTHTT M: THHHH N: THHHT O: HTT P: THHTH Q: THHTT R: THTH S: TTHTH T: THTT U: TTHH V: TTHTT W: TTTHH X: TTTHT Y: TTTTH Z: TTTTT Total coins used: 160 Fu...
by Rhombic
Sun Jan 05, 2014 11:10 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Why do we perceive a 4-dimensional universe as 3?
Replies: 98
Views: 15625

Re: Why do we perceive a 4-dimensional universe as 3?

ow, there's one theory that states that there only is ONE electron in the universe, but we perceive many as it enters and leaves many many many times our three dimensional world. While elegant, it doesn't work. This theory would predict there are roughly as many positrons (electrons moving backward...
by Rhombic
Sun Jan 05, 2014 10:06 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: The Coin Codes
Replies: 3
Views: 2798

The Coin Codes

Paul had invented a certain code using coins, being heads marked by H and tails by T. He assigned to each letter a code, bearing in mind that NO letter could start with the code of another letter to prevent problems with the decoding. For example, to write bees, he assigned to the letter E the code ...
by Rhombic
Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:49 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 7692
Views: 743411

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Yes.

Can you spot in less than 15 seconds NOW a human that you've never seen before?
by Rhombic
Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:49 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 7692
Views: 743411

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Yes.

Can you spot in less than 15 seconds NOW a human that you've never seen before?
by Rhombic
Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:45 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Why do we perceive a 4-dimensional universe as 3?
Replies: 98
Views: 15625

Re: Why do we perceive a 4-dimensional universe as 3?

Now, there's one theory that states that there only is ONE electron in the universe, but we perceive many as it enters and leaves many many many times our three dimensional world. Imagine a 2D world and one particle travelling instantly across a random 3D space, being each one of the infinite 2D lay...
by Rhombic
Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:39 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Strange constant. Apparently useless.
Replies: 33
Views: 9113

Re: Strange constant. Apparently useless.

Hmmmm... nonetheless, I checked that Inverse Symbolic Calculator does not recognise (pi + e)*log(2) either, so there are some combinations which still are out of reach. Bearing in mind that you can mathematically express the constant, anyway, I believe that there must be some sort of explanation or...
by Rhombic
Sun Jan 05, 2014 10:58 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Strange constant. Apparently useless.
Replies: 33
Views: 9113

Re: Strange constant. Apparently useless.

Hmmmm... nonetheless, I checked that Inverse Symbolic Calculator does not recognise (pi + e)*log(2) either, so there are some combinations which still are out of reach. Bearing in mind that you can mathematically express the constant, anyway, I believe that there must be some sort of explanation or ...
by Rhombic
Sat Jan 04, 2014 1:58 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: The One True Pronunciation of ".GIF"
Replies: 93
Views: 75112

Re: The One True Pronunciation of ".GIF"

Obviously "hard" g. if it is preceded by the article "a", I usually pronounce the g as a voiced velar fricative.
by Rhombic
Sat Jan 04, 2014 1:58 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: The One True Pronunciation of ".GIF"
Replies: 93
Views: 75112

Re: The One True Pronunciation of ".GIF"

Obviously "hard" g. if it is preceded by the article "a", I usually pronounce the g as a voiced velar fricative.
by Rhombic
Sat Jan 04, 2014 1:56 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Opera, Chrome, Firefox, OR?
Replies: 544
Views: 220975

Re: Opera, Chrome, Firefox, OR?

I use Opera, Chrome and SeaMonkey. I like those three actually, but I voted for Opera. So much more interesting when you sing it.
by Rhombic
Sat Jan 04, 2014 1:50 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Tesla vs. Edison
Replies: 15
Views: 16686

Re: Tesla vs. Edison

Edison was a simple salesman; in fact, most of his invents were focused on the commercial aims, rather than the technology itself.
My vote goes for Tesla.
Tesla coil forever.
by Rhombic
Sat Jan 04, 2014 1:50 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Tesla vs. Edison
Replies: 15
Views: 16686

Re: Tesla vs. Edison

Edison was a simple salesman; in fact, most of his invents were focused on the commercial aims, rather than the technology itself.
My vote goes for Tesla.
Tesla coil forever.
by Rhombic
Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:52 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: IPA information
Replies: 59
Views: 85734

Re: IPA information

EDIT: Whoops I had a really good one but I can't post links since I have not reached the 5 posts AFAIK. I'll post the link as soon as possible. http://www.i2speak.com/ Oh, apparently I can now. Anyway, I love IPA, it's very interesting and enjoyable to learn new consonants and vowels, as part of a c...
by Rhombic
Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:14 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Simple Question = Silly Answer
Replies: 4335
Views: 281764

Re: Simple Question = Silly Answer

What bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbs in the blank.

What would happen if someone thinks about someone else thinking about himself in case that a third person had thought about the possibility of the former person thinking about the relationship between pigeons, BBCodes and deaf Croatian plumbers?
by Rhombic
Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:08 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: *almost* the best superpower in the world
Replies: 703
Views: 96226

Re: *almost* the best superpower in the world

But you can't walk through air. O.o

I can refill things. (My bed, the Mayonnaise pot, my glass of wine, my car's petrol, my water bottle...)
by Rhombic
Fri Jan 03, 2014 7:55 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Coffee
Replies: 257
Views: 109982

Re: Coffee

I like black coffee, usually espresso, short and with flavour. Not over-toasted, though. I don't usually add any sugar in it, and if I do, I add just a pinch.
I love coffee.

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