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Who canned me, and why? in General
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Could someone please put this topic out of my misery?

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I believe there are 15 747 724 136 275 002 577 105 653 961 181 555 468 044 717 914 527 116 709 366 231 425 076 185 631 031 296 protons in the universe, and the same number of electrons. -- Sir Arthur Eddington
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Drakefyre in General
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Or just upload the image files somewhere. I imagine they wouldn't take up too much space if one saved the images in B&W instead of some ungodly number of colours.
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Drakefyre in General
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The logical thing to do would be to send it to someone who has a scanner.

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I believe there are 15 747 724 136 275 002 577 105 653 961 181 555 468 044 717 914 527 116 709 366 231 425 076 185 631 031 296 protons in the universe, and the same number of electrons. -- Sir Arthur Eddington
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Don't ask me why in General
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July 1st.

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I believe there are 15 747 724 136 275 002 577 105 653 961 181 555 468 044 717 914 527 116 709 366 231 425 076 185 631 031 296 protons in the universe, and the same number of electrons. -- Sir Arthur Eddington
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Lady J in General
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Lady J's house caught fire and she was horribly scarred and then she got cancer and had to have emergency surgery and she died and came back to life and had to have amnesia induced by a psychiatrist so she could go back to living a normal life and so we can't talk to her about any of the above lest we distress her.

Or so I'm told.
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3D spiderweb games... in General
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ADOM: http://adom.de
Angband: http://www.thangorodrim.net
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If You Had To Be Stranded On A Desert Island... in General
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I can't help but wonder who voted for Scorp.

(Oh, and in the interests of full disclosure, I'm the one who voted for Alec.)

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I believe there are 15 747 724 136 275 002 577 105 653 961 181 555 468 044 717 914 527 116 709 366 231 425 076 185 631 031 296 protons in the universe, and the same number of electrons. -- Sir Arthur Eddington
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Politicalcompass in General
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Yeah, all those questions on religion probably bias the compass a little. Were it not for them, I'd probably lie somewhere above the X axis.

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I believe there are 15 747 724 136 275 002 577 105 653 961 181 555 468 044 717 914 527 116 709 366 231 425 076 185 631 031 296 protons in the universe, and the same number of electrons. -- Sir Arthur Eddington
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A suggestion for the UBB script in General
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People's accounts from the Ikonboard didn't carry over to the UBB, if that's what you mean. If you didn't register for the UBB, your old account no longer exists.

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I believe there are 15 747 724 136 275 002 577 105 653 961 181 555 468 044 717 914 527 116 709 366 231 425 076 185 631 031 296 protons in the universe, and the same number of electrons. -- Sir Arthur Eddington
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Terry Pratchett and others in General
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Douglas Adams did write a sixth book; it was released just recently. (It wasn't quite finished when he died so his family completed it, and I haven't read it so I can't vouch for its quality.)

While we're talking semi-obscure authors, is anyone else familiar with the works of Iain M. Banks?

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I believe there are 15 747 724 136 275 002 577 105 653 961 181 555 468 044 717 914 527 116 709 366 231 425 076 185 631 031 296 protons in the universe, and the same number of electrons. -- Sir Arthur Eddington
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3D spiderweb games... in General
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quote:
The glyphs on the computer screens, with the exception of the call traces, consists of reversed letters, numbers, and Japanese katakana characters.
IMDb is your friend.
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3D spiderweb games... in General
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Alec? D is an ancient dragon. :P
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Spiderweb beret? in General
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Actually, you spelled it correctly.

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I believe there are 15,747,724,136,275,002,577,105,653,961,181,555,468,044,717,914,527,116,709,366,231,425,076,185,631,031,296 protons in the universe, and the same number of electrons. -- Sir Arthur Eddington
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The Devil's Number Upside-Down in General
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He mentioned just about everyone. If Lone Flame was ignored, he was ignored for a very good reason.

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I believe there are 15 747 724 136 275 002 577 105 653 961 181 555 468 044 717 914 527 116 709 366 231 425 076 185 631 031 296 protons in the universe, and the same number of electrons. -- Sir Arthur Eddington
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Mwa From Rosycat in General
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Of course it does.

And you do not wish to know what a wagot is, except that it has something to do with Ernest Hemingway.

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I believe there are 15 747 724 136 275 002 577 105 653 961 181 555 468 044 717 914 527 116 709 366 231 425 076 185 631 031 296 protons in the universe, and the same number of electrons. -- Sir Arthur Eddington
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What do you do... in General
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Being more witty than SM is not exactly a noteworthy achievement, Alec.
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Politicalcompass in General
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They changed a few of the other questions, too.

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I believe there are 15 747 724 136 275 002 577 105 653 961 181 555 468 044 717 914 527 116 709 366 231 425 076 185 631 031 296 protons in the universe, and the same number of electrons. -- Sir Arthur Eddington
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Politicalcompass in General
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Why can you not let old topics die?

*sigh*

Economic Left/Right: -5.88
Authoritarian/Libertarian: -2.77

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I believe there are 15 747 724 136 275 002 577 105 653 961 181 555 468 044 717 914 527 116 709 366 231 425 076 185 631 031 296 protons in the universe, and the same number of electrons. -- Sir Arthur Eddington
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Personality Test in General
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Keep in mind that descriptions of your personality always seem spookily accurate even when they're not. That's how horoscopes work.

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I believe there are 15 747 724 136 275 002 577 105 653 961 181 555 468 044 717 914 527 116 709 366 231 425 076 185 631 031 296 protons in the universe, and the same number of electrons. -- Sir Arthur Eddington
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Poll for Atheists and Agnostics... in General
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quote:
Originally posted by Chintznibbles and Stuff:
The Excuse: Quantum physics is so weird and interesting at the same time... My theory, as unresearched and random as it is ;) , is that we still merely lack either the technology to measure quantum uncertainty- that is, that our perceptions of reality are lacking in some certifiable dimension- or that there's some strange further behavior going on that we don't yet have the rational capacity and data availability to describe. So, then, the "impossible" task of either sharpening our perceptions to see where and how these things happen simultaneously, or broadening them enough that we can fully integrate them into context.
'Fraid not. That's what I thought too at first, and what most physics students think when they come up against the concept of uncertainty, but it just doesn't work that way.

(Caution: physics ahead. I've tried to explain myself as well as possible, but honestly, this isn't really my area of expertise either.)

Perhaps the best demonstration of quantum mechanics is the "double-slit experiment". Put two slits close together and pass photons (light particles) through them onto a screen. Because light has a wavelength, and waves can interfere with each other, we'll see an interference pattern; a large number of light and dark bands on the screen.

Now, here's the trick. If you make sure that only one photon can pass through the slits at a time and record where on the screen light is detected, you'll see the same interference pattern building up as before. It's as if the photon is interfering with itself.

Just to change this from a physical oddity to something downright infuriating, if you try to figure out what's going on by detecting which slit each photon is actually passing through, regardless of the method of detection used, you find that each photon passes through one slit. Unfortunately, something else happens as well: the interference pattern goes away. Instead of the pattern of light and dark bands you saw before, once you start looking at the system you get photons passing equally through the two slits to form only two bands on the screen.

If one is of a religious inclination, I can imagine that it would seem very much as if God was trying to mess with one's mind with experiments like these.

Still not convinced? Here, apparently, is a mathematical proof of the uncertainty principle:

http://world.std.com/~sweetser/quaternions/quantum/uncertainty/uncertainty.html

I don't understand a word of it, but apparently it relies entirely on the mathematical properties of particles, not on physics.

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I believe there are 15 747 724 136 275 002 577 105 653 961 181 555 468 044 717 914 527 116 709 366 231 425 076 185 631 031 296 protons in the universe, and the same number of electrons. -- Sir Arthur Eddington
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Personality Test in General
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I found some of the questions irritatingly vague, but did the test anyway.

INTJ

78%, 33%, 44% and 44%.

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I believe there are 15 747 724 136 275 002 577 105 653 961 181 555 468 044 717 914 527 116 709 366 231 425 076 185 631 031 296 protons in the universe, and the same number of electrons. -- Sir Arthur Eddington
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What do you do... in General
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Um, it is.

You know how you normally use AOL Instant Messenger to talk to people using AIM, MSN Messenger to talk to people on MSN, and so on and so forth? You can use Trillian to talk to people on both at the same time. http://trillian.cc will answer all your questions.

As for why more people don't use it, well, AOL doesn't really approve of it and has tried to block Trillian users in the past.

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how many per day? in General
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I think Jeff's mentioned that his older games are still being registered at a relatively constant rate (although not as often as when they first came out, of course.) As for exact figures, I wouldn't have a clue.

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I believe there are 15 747 724 136 275 002 577 105 653 961 181 555 468 044 717 914 527 116 709 366 231 425 076 185 631 031 296 protons in the universe, and the same number of electrons. -- Sir Arthur Eddington
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Poll for Atheists and Agnostics... in General
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quote:
Originally posted by Chintznibbles and Stuff:
Does this mean that we just can't measure them yet, or that we can't measure them at all? Why not?
Good question. You can't measure them at all beyond the accuracy allowed by the uncertainty principle; even being able to predict something you're not allowed to predict mathematically or from a theory is disallowed. If this weren't true, it would violate various basic physical principles. (As a result, it's impossible for a particle or field to remain at zero energy, by the way; zero is an exact value. Consequently, even in a hard vacuum particles will constantly pop in and out of existence.)

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I believe there are 15 747 724 136 275 002 577 105 653 961 181 555 468 044 717 914 527 116 709 366 231 425 076 185 631 031 296 protons in the universe, and the same number of electrons. -- Sir Arthur Eddington
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Cool Pictures? in General
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