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by somitomi
Tue Jul 26, 2016 8:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1704: "Gnome Ann"
Replies: 72
Views: 16164

Re: 1704: "Gnome Ann"

I just realised, that there's a relevant xkcd: http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/crazy_straws.png Which would mean there are subcultures within Time as well. Oddly enough, one of those subcultures is called Loopists. ...and I think I'll be moving on now. That seems almost, but not entirely too unlikely t...
by somitomi
Tue Jul 26, 2016 8:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1703: "Juno"
Replies: 38
Views: 6555

Re: 1703: "Juno"

Well, babyhood and early childhood go past in a bit of a blur too, so perhaps some kind of a sigmoid function would be more appropriate? I guess they seem much shorter in hindsight, because you retain only a few memories from that period. At least one of my few childhood memories involves a ten min...
by somitomi
Mon Jul 25, 2016 3:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1703: "Juno"
Replies: 38
Views: 6555

Re: 1703: "Juno"

Based on my experience with public transport, the only thing you can ever be sure about is arriving sometime after departure. Sometime usually being longer than expected. I don't think even that's a certainty. It's not unknown to give up completely on a journey if it's clear that you aren't going t...
by somitomi
Mon Jul 25, 2016 3:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1703: "Juno"
Replies: 38
Views: 6555

Re: 1703: "Juno"

If you're using public transport, then a 5 minute delay setting out can easily be an hour's delay in arriving - while leaving 5 minutes earlier makes no difference. When taking public transport, I'm not convinced that arrival time is even a monotonic function of departure time. In most circumstance...
by somitomi
Mon Jul 25, 2016 2:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1704: "Gnome Ann"
Replies: 72
Views: 16164

Re: 1704: "Gnome Ann"

Of course, the thread for 1190: Time has, among many other things, produced a filk of YMCA about that particular comic. For anyone interested in Time filks in general, you can find a huge (but probably not even entirely complete) list here. Hang on, so there's a wiki about a particular topic of a f...
by somitomi
Mon Jul 25, 2016 1:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1708: "Dehydration"
Replies: 109
Views: 17413

Re: 1708: "Dehydration"

My hand just fell off and crumbled to dust on the floor. Could this be caused by drinking too little? Maybe it's some fungus, the same thing happened to our cherry tree. If your cherry tree had a hand in the first place, you may have been dabbling a little too much into GM technology... There was s...
by somitomi
Sun Jul 24, 2016 3:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1707: "xkcd Phone 4"
Replies: 39
Views: 10526

Re: 1707: "xkcd Phone 4"

Subwoofer is right next to dog-whistle. Hoping the crossover network has very steep slope, or there's gonna be some wicked feedback. Now, before y'all get worried about the lack of stored energy (it does read "micro Amp-hr" :P ), maybe this phone only draws 1e-10 microAmps under normal us...
by somitomi
Sun Jul 24, 2016 2:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1708: "Dehydration"
Replies: 109
Views: 17413

Re: 1708: "Dehydration"

Neil_Boekend wrote:My hand just fell off and crumbled to dust on the floor. Could this be caused by drinking too little?

Maybe it's some fungus, the same thing happened to our cherry tree.
by somitomi
Sat Jul 23, 2016 9:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1709: "Inflection"
Replies: 32
Views: 6917

Re: 1709: "Inflection"

I wonder how Dr Dan Streetmentioner’s Time Traveller’s Handbook of 1001 Tense Formations would fit in this thread. My brain is butter right now, someone else can work it in. I should have wanted to do it, but I will had travelled back in time from 2036 and were having stopped myself from posting it...
by somitomi
Wed Jun 29, 2016 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1683: "Digital Data"
Replies: 122
Views: 24512

Re: 1683: "Digital Data"

Yeah, sites like 9gag rehost other people's pictures without credit and even add their own watermark. They wouldn't include file history data even if it was more readily available. I once saw a post titled "credit to the original creator", which is either profoundly pointless, or quite in...
by somitomi
Mon Jun 13, 2016 8:35 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How'd you come up with your username(s)?
Replies: 1405
Views: 242788

Re: How'd you come up with your username(s)?

Neil_Boekend wrote:You're Blitzing (reading Time from the beginning to the end)?

No, with the exams around I don't have the time (no pun intended this time... oh, wait, I did it again).
by somitomi
Sat Jun 04, 2016 10:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1688: Map Age Guide
Replies: 70
Views: 14677

Re: 1688: Map Age Guide

epsilonacetate wrote:disappointed that it doesn't classify this:

Image

It kind of does, apparently "It's very nice".
by somitomi
Sat Jun 04, 2016 10:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How'd you come up with your username(s)?
Replies: 1405
Views: 242788

Re: How'd you come up with your username(s)?

Neil_Boekend wrote:What did you test? My assertion that 1190:Time is weird?

( •_•)That would require more
( •_•)>⌐■-■
(⌐■_■)time.
YEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!
But really I meant the flaming hat thing.
by somitomi
Thu Jun 02, 2016 3:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How'd you come up with your username(s)?
Replies: 1405
Views: 242788

Re: How'd you come up with your username(s)?

My most frequented topic is 1190:Time. If you don't know it: it's a weird place. In that community there was a user that was making avatars for people by adding cool hats (BuffyGirl's Haberdashery). She added the flaming hat to my avatar back then. I vowed to keep the hat in every avatar until the ...
by somitomi
Thu Jun 02, 2016 10:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1688: Map Age Guide
Replies: 70
Views: 14677

Re: 1688: Map Age Guide

Highly enjoyed this one, especially the esoteric centre. Just for OCD fun, here are the (conventional) dates, ordered to show continuity/otherwise (decade-ranged ones in italics) and the choices needed to get there... Pre-1805: Constantinople; no ind. Canada, US Alaska, Tokyo; Holy Roman Empire 180...
by somitomi
Wed Jun 01, 2016 2:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1688: Map Age Guide
Replies: 70
Views: 14677

Re: 1688: Map Age Guide

Heh, Eastern European history does provide a nice supply of map dating reference points. Yugoslavia or the shape of Hungary is a good way to start a wild guess about maps made in the 20th century. Although the best parts are the jokes like "Saint Trimble's Island" :D
by somitomi
Fri Nov 20, 2015 10:16 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words that you are sure exist, but can't find
Replies: 225
Views: 84847

Re: Words that you are sure exist, but can't find

I'm not sure about other languages, but in English there are usually lots of names to choose from for those sorts of things, even within one locality. The first option on each list seems to be most common in this part of the world. Thank you, those seem to be what I've been looking for. This abunda...
by somitomi
Thu Nov 19, 2015 9:47 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words that you are sure exist, but can't find
Replies: 225
Views: 84847

Re: Words that you are sure exist, but can't find

What I'm going to ask does fit the thread title, but not the discussion itself. I found, that it's quite hard to find the proper translation of some tehcnical term, because either their common meaning is different (usually broader) or they are very specific to that profession (and so no "genera...
by somitomi
Thu Nov 19, 2015 9:18 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Magyar (Hungarian)
Replies: 13
Views: 6855

Re: Magyar (Hungarian)

Gondolom nem sok értelme van egy öt éve szunnyadó topikba írni, de sebaj. Ha valaki egyszer még errejár, lesz kit megkérdeznie, hogy láttunk-e hatszázezer magyart. szerintem a vörös az inkább verses szó, szív, vér, ég, tűz, stb. Míg mindennapi dolgok amellyek nem "emotive"-ak azokat inkább...
by somitomi
Sat Nov 14, 2015 3:01 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Bad science jokes!
Replies: 100
Views: 36080

Re: Bad science jokes!

Not exactly a science joke per se , and it's also one of those particularly tedious jokes, where you laugh out of relief ("it's finally over"): Why do trains clatter? To answer this question, let's consider what a train consists of: a locomotive and a number of cars. Now the locomotive and...
by somitomi
Tue Nov 10, 2015 10:19 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Hitchhiker's Guide XKCD style narrative plot
Replies: 3
Views: 7849

Re: Hitchhiker's Guide XKCD style narrative plot

Neat. Marvin's timeline got me thinking, since he might not have experienced certain events in the same order as other characters did. Or at least he says he is 37 times older than the universe shortly before seeing God's Final Message to His Creation. Apparently your drawing follows the timeline of...
by somitomi
Tue Nov 10, 2015 8:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How'd you come up with your username(s)?
Replies: 1405
Views: 242788

Re: How'd you come up with your username(s)?

Strange to read the origins of nicknames, but I like the idea. Anyways, my nick is quite boringly a high school nickname, but at least I got a nickname I actually liked in high school. Luckily it doesn't make any sort of sense, so it's usually not taken, I have managed to use it everywhere I wanted ...
by somitomi
Tue Nov 10, 2015 7:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What's a motto with you?
Replies: 44
Views: 11327

Re: What's a motto with you?

Perhaps I'd say Don't panic is sort of a motto, it really seems like the most solid advice for life (and also because I like Douglas Adams' writing). Although I'm usually not as optimistic, as this "motto" would imply, I often use "as good as it gets" when things take a turn for ...
by somitomi
Tue Nov 10, 2015 6:09 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Newbie Mafia Game #001: Sign Ups (4 open)
Replies: 9
Views: 4295

Re: Newbie Mafia Game #001: Sign Ups (5 open)

Hi there!
I'd like to sign up, my name is quite simple :wink:
by somitomi
Tue Nov 10, 2015 5:00 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Loud Jet Engine Speaker
Replies: 4
Views: 8808

Re: Loud Jet Engine Speaker

This sounds like something Disaster Area* would use on one of their concerts. I think the throttle-response of jet engines is too slow for that though, the fast spinning compressor and turbine blades have a large angular momentum. *Disaster Area: a rock band appearing in The Restaurant at the End of...
by somitomi
Tue Nov 10, 2015 3:54 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Sign-ups (for PLAYERS)
Replies: 7497
Views: 833300

Re: Sign-ups (for PLAYERS)

Okay.

Newbie 001 Sign Ups:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.somitomi (level 0)

(This is how signing up goes, rigth?)
by somitomi
Fri Nov 06, 2015 11:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1600: "MarketWatch"
Replies: 17
Views: 4929

Re: 1600: "MarketWatch"

Someone actually did something vaguely similar in Hungary with the IPv6 traffic graph. Apparently it was possible to draw the main building ("K building") of BME on top of the graph using two gigabit internet connections. Just to think, someone has the technology to send and receive a vast...

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