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by Soupspoon
Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1876: Eclipse Searches
Replies: 35
Views: 5069

Re: 1876: Eclipse Searches

Drain the Umbra! Terra first, Terra first… We're going to build a heliostat and make the Solarians pay for it. #MEGA
by Soupspoon
Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:05 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: American solar eclipse
Replies: 44
Views: 4916

Re: American solar eclipse

I flew back from the US yesterday, so no eclipse for me. Except: There are even parts of western Europe, including the UK and Ireland, that will snatch a sight of the Moon's disc taking a bite out of the Sun just as it sets. I must check, in a couple of hours, whether the hill I (needlessly, given ...
by Soupspoon
Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:50 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: count up by even odd parity
Replies: 83
Views: 3092

Re: count up by even odd parity

35 - 0

(This time, my Head Algorithm has to access 5 and/or 7 for the first time since actual 5 and 7... :P)
by Soupspoon
Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:33 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Fitbit and gym for 2wk: Calorie deficit but no weight loss?
Replies: 6
Views: 3312

Re: Fitbit and gym for 2wk: Calorie deficit but no weight loss?

My first thoughts (apart from 'noise') are that muscle density is about 20% more than fat. You could easily end up measurably slimmer and leaner, but wirier, and still weigh more. I bet, even if it isn't (entirely) that redistribution, it's that kind of complication. And I'm not entirely sure "...
by Soupspoon
Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:57 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Forum Game Show
Replies: 127
Views: 4366

Re: Forum Game Show

/jumps neatly across two of the Big Balls, mis-aims the next leap, lands funnily on the third and thence bounces sideways off and out into the water with an uncontrolled double-and-a-bit sideways somersault...
by Soupspoon
Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1879: "Eclipse Birds"
Replies: 23
Views: 2397

Re: 1879: "Eclipse Birds"

Get drunk/high, fall in the gutter face up and stare up at the sky.

(Drunkenness/mental-elevation is an optional, but useful, part of that.)
by Soupspoon
Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:58 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: count up by even odd parity
Replies: 83
Views: 3092

Re: count up by even odd parity

33 - 0 (In light of the sequence page, I just thought I'd reveal my internal head algorithm: sub ParityOf { my ($n)=@_; return 0 if $n=1; # You gotta hate 'special cases', but it aint turtles /all/ the way down... for my $m (2,3..$n**0.5,$m) { # Noting that for $n<9 this is awkward, but not necessar...
by Soupspoon
Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:08 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: What is the avatar above you saying?
Replies: 264
Views: 18903

Re: What is the avatar above you saying?

"Hang on... I think we've missed something, guys..."

(For a moment, I thought I'd uploaded my next avatar version, before I'd actually finished messing with it...)
by Soupspoon
Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:55 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: count up by even odd parity
Replies: 83
Views: 3092

Re: count up by even odd parity

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by Soupspoon
Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1879: "Eclipse Birds"
Replies: 23
Views: 2397

Re: 1879: "Eclipse Birds"

I predict they'll continue in this theme until 31/Jan/2018, being reset by the next Lunar eclipse.... That'll be a Wednesday comic.

(Or The End Of Times, whichever comes first.)
by Soupspoon
Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:08 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Forum Game Show
Replies: 127
Views: 4366

Re: Forum Game Show

Can I have a P please, Bob?
by Soupspoon
Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:37 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: count up by even odd parity
Replies: 83
Views: 3092

Re: count up by even odd parity

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by Soupspoon
Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:32 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: count up by even odd parity
Replies: 83
Views: 3092

Re: count up by even odd parity

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by Soupspoon
Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:45 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: count up by even odd parity
Replies: 83
Views: 3092

Re: count up by even odd parity

24/7 - 0
by Soupspoon
Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: count up by even odd parity
Replies: 83
Views: 3092

Re: count up by even odd parity

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by Soupspoon
Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:50 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: count up by even odd parity
Replies: 83
Views: 3092

Re: count up by even odd parity

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by Soupspoon
Sun Aug 20, 2017 3:57 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Forum Game Show
Replies: 127
Views: 4366

Re: Forum Game Show

I roll… a SIX!

6 9 6 9 6 9 6 9 6 9 6 9 6 9 6 9 6 9 6 9 ، ,
by Soupspoon
Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1766
Views: 261087

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

No, it's seriously a person parasailing. You know you think you're being reminded you're in the future when you spot a beach scene and skip the whole concept of parasailing, and start to try to work out if the parachute is from the top of this rocket or was the top of the last rocket. Then find you...
by Soupspoon
Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1766
Views: 261087

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

(Or, avoiding the comedy ninjas…)

The top of the thing landing1 on the left.

1 Barging? Can't see one, at first glance, but presume it's there.
by Soupspoon
Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:30 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Universe with different laws of physics
Replies: 6
Views: 2923

Re: Universe with different laws of physics

It might also be useful to read a more modern retelling/sequel, perhaps a bit more expansive and accessible and given more (mathematical) 'reality' to the 'verse. For me, that's Flatterland by Ian Stewart, but there are others out there. (Actually my first encounter with Flatland was as a meta-verse...
by Soupspoon
Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:17 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: count up by even odd parity
Replies: 83
Views: 3092

Re: count up by even odd parity

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by Soupspoon
Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:48 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: count up by even odd parity
Replies: 83
Views: 3092

Re: count up by even odd parity

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by Soupspoon
Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1878: "Earth Orbital Diagram"
Replies: 45
Views: 6007

Re: 1878: "Earth Orbital Diagram"

The Solstice is the longest and shortest days (21 June and 21 December), the Equinox is when the night and day are equal, in March and September. The exact day of the month can vary. Correct... For example, in 1944 June 6th was the longest day. *pained groan - then slow hand-clap* (Then a reminder ...
by Soupspoon
Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:12 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: count up by even odd parity
Replies: 83
Views: 3092

Re: count up by even odd parity

14 - 0

Looks pretty much like O(test for Primality), though.
by Soupspoon
Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:00 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: count up by even odd parity
Replies: 83
Views: 3092

Re: count up by even odd parity

12 - 1 I was looking at it, myself, as the even values from m to n being a Perfect Sharing Algorithm continuation of (all numbers) m/2 … n/2 , because they were always whatever the (m… n)/2 value was, with one (more?) additional factor of 2. (This includes 2, which is the inverted parity of that giv...
by Soupspoon
Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:25 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: count up by even odd parity
Replies: 83
Views: 3092

Re: count up by even odd parity

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by Soupspoon
Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:35 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: count up by even odd parity
Replies: 83
Views: 3092

Re: count up by even odd parity

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by Soupspoon
Sat Aug 19, 2017 5:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1878: "Earth Orbital Diagram"
Replies: 45
Views: 6007

Re: 1878: "Earth Orbital Diagram"

Mi syzygy es su syzygy..!
by Soupspoon
Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:04 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: count up by even odd parity
Replies: 83
Views: 3092

Re: count up by even odd parity

(Well, you'd know what you meant, and now do I... Not that I need to, yet.)
5 - 1
by Soupspoon
Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:29 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4873
Views: 374728

Re: Trump presidency

Lady parts isn't code for sex. He's saying female Nixon. No, I got the reference. I just thought I'd twist it around. (Mostly 'cos Nixon in possession of lady parts, in either sense, just seemed like an image I didn't want to persist. The presence of Pat and the existence of Tricia and Julie notwit...
by Soupspoon
Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:17 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4873
Views: 374728

Re: Trump presidency

Kennedy probably 'had' far more ladyparts than Nixon. And (as long as it wasn't coercive, of course, albeit that it's hard to disentangle coercion from the general 'attraction' of power) I don't begrudge him for that.
by Soupspoon
Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:09 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: DRY
Replies: 26
Views: 1078

Re: DRY

A yw hyn yn beth, nawr? Gallem wedyn ROT13! / Tnyyrz jrqla EBG13!

Looks stupid. Let us not, eh?

Regarding indivisible numerals - alternately original voidnesses, otherwise novel subject - continue redux!
by Soupspoon
Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:49 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: count up by even odd parity
Replies: 83
Views: 3092

Re: count up by even odd parity

3 - 1

(Giving this a go. And wondering how 4 will go. Just the one prime, involved, but twice... Glad I'm not the one making the decision as to what that means, under the given instructions.)
by Soupspoon
Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:37 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Lunar Eclipse and New Moon
Replies: 11
Views: 1892

Re: Lunar Eclipse and New Moon

(Much as said by measure, but I'm gonna use different words…) The Moon's tilt is like a gyroscope in its ability to hold an angle 1 . But it's a gyroscope standing on the rim of a roundabout/carousel, the Sun at the centre. If you sit with the gyroscope and concentrate on the Sun, you are rotating, ...
by Soupspoon
Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4873
Views: 374728

Re: Trump presidency

I don't think Boris would go for it, but Nigel Farage would surely be up for it. Boris is an anti-Trump, in many ways. Boris goes out of the way to make himself look affably stupid, but he's clearly well-educated and calculating beneath. Trump… like I said, the opposite in many ways. (Have they yet...
by Soupspoon
Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1878: "Earth Orbital Diagram"
Replies: 45
Views: 6007

Re: 1878: "Earth Orbital Diagram"

(That sounds like we're heading into Time Cube territory... I don't understand everything Otis Ray said, but it looked like he was talking about some internal understanding.)
by Soupspoon
Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1878: "Earth Orbital Diagram"
Replies: 45
Views: 6007

Re: 1878: "Earth Orbital Diagram"

morriswalters wrote:The Equinox or Solstice are the same thing in different places.
Umm, no?

Or maybe I just got whooshed, before I even got round to being critical of the rest.
by Soupspoon
Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)
Replies: 200
Views: 36672

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Plasma_Wolf wrote:Bruce Forsyth. 89 years old. 60 years long career on British TV.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-40978576


Didn't he do well!?

(/cultural reference)
by Soupspoon
Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1878: "Earth Orbital Diagram"
Replies: 45
Views: 6007

Re: 1878: "Earth Orbital Diagram"

I can't wait for the uninitiated to complain about the mistakes in nomenclature Indeed the "nomenclature" is clearly the bit that holds the sticky-out bit of a sundial in place. Correction from a Brit - Solstice is NOT the same as Equinox, quite the opposite. Well, technically the opposit...
by Soupspoon
Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:43 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Lunar Eclipse and New Moon
Replies: 11
Views: 1892

Re: Lunar Eclipse and New Moon

Ignoring the words, the latest comic does some of the diagramming needed...

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