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by Soupspoon
Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:30 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: HEXATTACK 4.0 (now moderated by emlightened)
Replies: 204
Views: 5537

Re: HEXATTACK 4.0 (now moderated by emlightened)

Sopuspoon spends a lot of time grabbing their own pieces and moving them into each other in the lower-right corner. None of them move. Are you sure? I had it in my head that with the W<-1 grab being unopposed (3 can't grab 1 as well, it's not on a Grab tile) it would therefore not prevent the 3<-4 ...
by Soupspoon
Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:00 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: A Game of Commitment
Replies: 1061
Views: 31650

Re: A Game of Commitment

Because to third it would be ab-third.
by Soupspoon
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:59 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: A Game of Commitment
Replies: 1061
Views: 31650

Re: A Game of Commitment

I fourth it.
by Soupspoon
Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1818
Views: 302827

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

Given I'm O+, I wonder if they'll ever 'digest' my RhD too? (Not that they have any problems with me as I am. I think it's still Ok for around 85% of potential donees.)
by Soupspoon
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2036: "Edgelord"
Replies: 35
Views: 3637

Re: 2036: "Edgelord"

You really need to use fewer parenthesis, this is is out of control. If it doesn't belong in the sentence, why put it there? If it does belong, why not put it there properly? Assuming you realise the irony of making that unexpurgated quote, I'll just put it to you that perhaps I could have broken s...
by Soupspoon
Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2036: "Edgelord"
Replies: 35
Views: 3637

Re: 2036: "Edgelord"

(Much as per Sableagle, I suppose, ) I last year¹ saw various planes descending along an approach-slope towards an airport² and they clearly passed through an unvapoury vapour-layer, at which point each would (in each's own turn at the passage) sport prominent vapour-vortices, much as per the archiv...
by Soupspoon
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4118
Views: 546886

Re: The Darker Side of the News

FUPs are FUPs, but IME the standard practice for 'Unlimited' has been a graded throttling, alongside a warning message, not suddenly plunged in a full-on sand-trap that is only technically not a cap.

But I already know that Leftpondian practices are significantly different from Rightpondian ones.
by Soupspoon
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:42 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: HEXATTACK 4.0 (now moderated by emlightened)
Replies: 204
Views: 5537

Re: HEXATTACK 4.0 (now moderated by emlightened)

emlightened wrote:Deadline extended to 23:59 UTC on the 21st August for all players except emlightened.
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I was trying to think what that niggling think was that I was waiting upon.

Obviously we are slaves to your own personal commitments and schedule, but my hooks are distinctly tentered…
by Soupspoon
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4118
Views: 546886

Re: The Darker Side of the News

As I understand it, it was an explicitly uncapped data plan, except for everything beyond the non-cap being mired in particularly gloopy molasses. I think there was a (human-scale) miscommunication as to what this means. With a cap where you can buy (or barter) additional capacity you get a better i...
by Soupspoon
Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2036: "Edgelord"
Replies: 35
Views: 3637

Re: 2036: "Edgelord"

It's the result of a memory-light but imperfect background redrawing when the airplane sprite is rerendered slightly further across the sky-ceiling image.
by Soupspoon
Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7197
Views: 535944

Re: Trump presidency

From the Fox interview , apparently the US economy would crash if they impeach him. "Because without [Trump's] thinking, you would see numbers that you wouldn't believe in reverse." I've got to listen to that being said, maybe. It sounds positively deranged and yet entirely accurate (the o...
by Soupspoon
Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:18 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1818
Views: 302827

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

"We don't need no steenkin' icebreakers!"

(An amusing aspect of it is that it's a refrigerated cargo vessel tedgibg (?edging?, did I mean?) its way through the less icy seas.)
by Soupspoon
Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2036: "Edgelord"
Replies: 35
Views: 3637

Re: 2036: "Edgelord"

Pfhorrest wrote:in any case, fuck people who use that word.

4edgy8me!!!
by Soupspoon
Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:32 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science fleeting thoughts
Replies: 89
Views: 15892

Re: Science fleeting thoughts

You have very reliably learnt to feel the action of release? By detecting the push-back before/during/after release and 'knowing' what should work you unconsciously microadjust your action to account for distortion, once you get the initial general feel of the differences, and having trained nerve/m...
by Soupspoon
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2034: "Equations"
Replies: 30
Views: 4039

Re: 2034: "Equations"

:D + ( :o ^ ( :lol: - :o) ) = :mrgreen: / ( :roll: - :shock: ) + kthanxbye
by Soupspoon
Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:00 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: A Game of Commitment
Replies: 1061
Views: 31650

Re: A Game of Commitment

Captain Colon. (Acting)
by Soupspoon
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:59 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: A Game of Commitment
Replies: 1061
Views: 31650

Re: A Game of Commitment

Doctor Who!
by Soupspoon
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:13 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Language fleeting thoughts
Replies: 127
Views: 25104

Re: Language fleeting thoughts

SuicideJunkie wrote:> Help's with anything

Is what it says near the bottom. Anything... except for language apparently.

I disagree. Let's help'em with anything, like they ask. In particular with language. But only how to be less ambiguous in the face of unimaginative people like you. ;)
by Soupspoon
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2035: "Dark Matter Candidates"
Replies: 55
Views: 4569

Re: 2035: "Dark Matter Candidates"

Supersymmetry clearly requires sterile neutrinos to be paired with fertile neutrinos. It's the safest way. If you pair any fertile neutrino with another fertile neutrino and they love each other very much , then you're left trying to find good homes for all the new fertile neutrinos you'll end up w...
by Soupspoon
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)
Replies: 278
Views: 58935

Re: Where Aren't They N ow (Obituaries)

(Alas, we said goodbye to him a couple of years ago.)
by Soupspoon
Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:50 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Reuse of common variables (A B C X Y α ß µ σ)
Replies: 13
Views: 1281

Re: Reuse of common variables (A B C X Y α ß µ σ)

The algebraic convention dated to times when concise (sometimes pictorial) symbology mattered most, with ink and paper/parchment at a premium as well as time/space saved for the inscription, repeated inscriptions, copyings compared with long-hand 'formulaic' instructions. Plus at least a little deli...
by Soupspoon
Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2035: "Dark Matter Candidates"
Replies: 55
Views: 4569

Re: 2035: "Dark Matter Candidates"

Also I argue that calculating a flat 3D space is wrong, it's rather shaped like a 3D version of a balloon surface with us at the top and the Big Bang at the bottom, time arrow pointing up. We live at the Big Crunch? Wow, special times! (I say it's more like a bell. The closed end (whether up or dow...
by Soupspoon
Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:44 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Cross-continuousness in higher dimensions,
Replies: 4
Views: 492

Re: Cross-continuousness in higher dimensions,

I don't quite get what Soupspoon means by "protected vertices", but maybe I will after further thought and some sleep. :) I'll save you the thought, though be no means stop you sleeping: A being capable of being held by a line of force defined by (say) lit candles might well be temporaril...
by Soupspoon
Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:57 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Cross-continuousness in higher dimensions,
Replies: 4
Views: 492

Re: Cross-continuousness in higher dimensions,

(Can't check Wiki at the moment. Browser's fobbing me off with Weak Certificate errors and no easy way round, regardless of connection used, but adding common sense and what little shows on the Google summary...) Yes (@jaap), stellation was the wrong term (it even red-underlines as not in the dictio...
by Soupspoon
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2035: "Dark Matter Candidates"
Replies: 55
Views: 4569

Re: 2035: "Dark Matter Candidates"

It's teapots that only exist where no teapot can exist.
by Soupspoon
Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:50 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science fleeting thoughts
Replies: 89
Views: 15892

Re: Science fleeting thoughts

Sableagle wrote:Does anyone ever know how to feel?
Tactilely?
by Soupspoon
Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:46 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: News in brief
Replies: 266
Views: 58315

Re: News in brief

(I bear in mind the above example of under-description, pity it didn't show up on my past-posts list for me to edit it in light of complaints elsewhere… I came here just now only to post the following that is the opposite of Darker Side news, and yet not Humorous. So…) Woman lost at sea for ten hour...
by Soupspoon
Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:33 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: A Game of Commitment
Replies: 1061
Views: 31650

Re: A Game of Commitment

Code: Select all

{ redo; last; next; }
by Soupspoon
Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:30 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: HEXATTACK 4.0 (now moderated by emlightened)
Replies: 204
Views: 5537

Re: HEXATTACK 4.0 (now moderated by emlightened)

Zero or more Revision(s)/Zero or more Recapitulation(s) follow in this re-edit… Moves 1: Move Down 2: Move Right-Up 3: Grab Up 4, W : Grab Left-Down 5: Move Right- Up (In case you're wondering, it's 'cos I originally wanted a run-up, previously, but now I think I need to be not-run-u...
by Soupspoon
Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:00 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: A Game of Commitment
Replies: 1061
Views: 31650

Re: A Game of Commitment

Cheers. I now owe you a while. (Interest.)
by Soupspoon
Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:59 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: A Game of Commitment
Replies: 1061
Views: 31650

Re: A Game of Commitment

Give me a moment.
by Soupspoon
Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:59 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: HEXATTACK 4.0 (now moderated by emlightened)
Replies: 204
Views: 5537

Re: HEXATTACK 4.0 (now moderated by emlightened)

Soupspoon, you tried to make your 2 complete two different actions, so I recommend you change your moves. How the Hex did I do that? I'm assuming a typo, because I tend to list 1…5,W, give each a move then just concatenate identical ones. Give me a moment. ETA1: Ok, I know what happened. The second...
by Soupspoon
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7197
Views: 535944

Re: Trump presidency

Sableagle wrote:
Spoiler:
Today I learned of the existence of a railway station called Penistone.

That's not a paint colour I want to have to request in my local art supply shop.

by Soupspoon
Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14856
Views: 2318122

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

Mummy won't let you eat it? Hard cheese!
by Soupspoon
Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)
Replies: 278
Views: 58935

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

by Soupspoon
Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:09 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Gravitation 'Beach'
Replies: 11
Views: 953

Re: Gravitation 'Beach'

Yes, it's the change in speed of water waves that increases their amplitude. So gravitational waves couldn't do that. The only way I see to create an amplitude increase would be via superposition of gravitational waves from multiple sources, but that would be unlikely to occur with the correct timi...
by Soupspoon
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3363
Views: 666731

Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

In last night's epic dream, I spent some part of it telling someone at length about the epic dream within the dream that I had had. It involved my time in the Univeristy of Edinburgh, as I recall, both at the level of the retelling and within the reality being retold. But as I (seemingly) neither we...
by Soupspoon
Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Travel advice/questions
Replies: 36
Views: 2428

Re: Travel advice/questions

The one time I visited on a family holiday to the Netherlands¹ we broke from our usual "book everything in advance" practice and booked on-spec, only to find one night that our intended next night's location was unable to take us. This actually turned out better, though we would not know i...
by Soupspoon
Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:37 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Cross-continuousness in higher dimensions,
Replies: 4
Views: 492

Cross-continuousness in higher dimensions,

(That subject looks a bit like something clickbaity in the field of pseudoscientific psychobabble but, fear not, there are no links here to such sites…) The pentagram undoubtedly took upon itself the aura of protection by being 'capable' of holding a thing within it. This due to its quality of the '...

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