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Postby shinygerbil » Wed Apr 17, 2013 5:24 pm

It sounds like half the Discovery album to me. Catchy little guitar hook, etc. The only thing different is the vocals, and they're not really that far removed.

Sounds awesome though. If this is any indication, their new albumen will be amazing.

EDIT: actually, can't stop listening to it!
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Postby xander » Sun Apr 21, 2013 5:29 pm

So it seems that my committee is going to grant me a master's degree after all. Whee!

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Postby Feud » Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:50 pm

Had you gotten the degree in community children's theater, you could have been a master of puppets.
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Postby bert_the_turtle » Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:06 am

Semi-corollary to Arrow's theorem: There DO exist voting algorithms that will occasionally elect the candidate that absolutely nobody wants.

Proof: my homeowners convention yesterday. We need more money for repairs. Three suggestions were made: small increase in our monthly deposit, medium, and large. Suggestions *need* to be put up for voting individually, apparently, to pass, they need a majority. All three failed, no way to re-poll. Result: not enough money for all repairs, many got delayed. No disaster, but still.

Best bit: without the medium suggestion, the large increase would probably have passed (it was not exuberant). Next thing the guy who made the medium suggestion does? "Please vote for these 200k roof repairs so my flat does not get constantly wet!"
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Postby xander » Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:34 pm

bert_the_turtle wrote:Semi-corollary to Arrow's theorem: There DO exist voting algorithms that will occasionally elect the candidate that absolutely nobody wants.

Fun fact: The discrete math guy at UNR was a student of Arrow's, and did a post-doc with Shapley. I kind of wish that I had time to take more game theory...

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Postby Laika » Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:26 pm

"This is [...] the pinnacle of human action."

-Hahn, Bruce R., Launch and KSC Integration Engineering

http://www-robotics.jpl.nasa.gov/projects/MER.cfm
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Postby christopher1006 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:47 pm

Laika_rus wrote:"This is [...] the pinnacle of human action."


Said everyone who ever discovered/did something kind of cool.
Yes, that is a penguin with rabies. Deal with it.
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Postby shinygerbil » Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:35 am

I am the pinnacle of human action.
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Postby Mas Tnega » Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:47 am

Your action was two humans nuking each other for points.
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Postby Laika » Wed Apr 24, 2013 4:09 pm

Seriously, that's the very first dick ever drawn on another planet ! And it seems to be legit.
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Postby Xocrates » Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:52 pm

So, just got out of Iron Man 3

It was... very meh.

It's not a bad movie, just a very hollow one. Which is a pity since it got a strong start with lots of interesting possibilities, but then the points that could lead to interesting character development never really come into play, and starts throwing loads of minor twists, none of which are surprising, and all of which only make the movie less interesting (not by their presence, but because a non-twist version would genuinely be more interesting), frankly they throw out so many twists I'm pretty sure they started repeating them at one point.

It's forgettable fodder for a lazy sunday afternoon.

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And don't forget, watch Downtown Abbey, only on PBS.
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Postby NeatNit » Fri May 03, 2013 12:01 pm

I had to change my phone number due to technical problems. Previously my and my dad's phone numbers were exactly the same except for the area code, and my mom's stone age phone apparently couldn't handle that.

So now it's (Area Code)-NEATNIT

I feel stupid but it's so easy to remember that I don't care. :P
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Postby Mas Tnega » Fri May 03, 2013 3:31 pm

You sure you want to share that with the internet? The internet is kind of a dick and Google indexes this.
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Postby Siсiliаn Ноundd » Fri May 03, 2013 3:52 pm

Cheech and Chong's Up in Smoke Movie
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