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You're all just Oompa Loompas anyway. Leave us real scientists to our real problems, like how to get Scientologists to replace the "scient" part of their name, which implies there is something scientific about their beliefs, with "dumbass". And of course our world domination plans and death ray designs.
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It hardly rhymes, that sucks.


Well apart from effulgent, there is no other word for gleaming that is even close to rhyming with "bulge in it". I believe he suffered from similar problems when he wrote The wanton folly of me Mum
You could try some William Pratt. Here's an example of his work:
“My soul is wrapped in harsh repose,
midnight descends in raven-colored clothes,
but soft…behold!
A sunlight beam
cutting a swath of glimmering gleam.
My heart expands,
’tis grown a bulge in it,
inspired by your beauty…
effulgent.”
It's possible to be healthy and of a size that is considered fat, you know. There's far more reasons than just lazyness or eating disorders. There's the efficiency of your body's metabolism, how much water your body retains, variations in muscle structure, body shape and fat distribution, hypothyroidism and a dozen other factors. Not forgetting, of course, being comfortable with your own body and not giving a damn whether people consider you fat or not.
Buffy has between 5 and 8 at various points, and is on 6 for season 2 and 3 if memory serves (Buffy, Xander, Willow, Oz, Angel and Giles). Why specifically 6 people?
I'd make a friend out of some twigs and a coconut, with whom I will discuss topics ranging from Jean-Paul Satre to jazz funk.
Voltaire's and Oscar Wilde's works are good for picking up good use of metaphor. As well as that, some poetry by either Edgar Allen Poe or Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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Its all good, I only started getting modern physics last semester, and its all really ridiculous and confusing. I give you a lot of credit for even knowing what a Lorentz Contraction is. Most people who aren't physics majors probably have no idea.


It comes from being a sad git who reads New Scientist every week. While neuroscience is my field and a load of the physics goes over my head, I pick up some of it.

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The whole Kessel Run thing was grossly retconned by the extended universe, you know. It was, initially, just supposed to sound cool and the writer really didnt know what a parsec was.


It was, but that actually made it cooler. Rockingamer2's explanation was correct, and having to fly by a black hole without getting sucked in is a more impressive feat on the pilot's part than getting from point A to point B in a straight line faster than another smuggler.
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The falcon would be the observer though, because its the one moving. (I'm not getting into a discussion of what inanimate objects can observe, but the reference frame that experiences the lorentz contraction is the one containing the falcon and anyone in it.)

It wouldn't reduce the distance that it appeared to travel (from a different reference frame), but thats irrelevant, because theres no reference frame thats objective in all cases, or any case really.


Ah, my mistake. Physics isn't really my field. I know more than your average joe, but I'm far from an expert. I defer to your greater knowledge.
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My answer is better.


I meant he knows his Star Wars (and hadn't seen your answer when I posted that). Assuming my previous response to you is wrong however, yours is the better scientific answer.
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Relativistic Lorentz contraction?


Isn't that like the doppler effect in that a shorter distance is only apparent to an observer, not the moving object itself, so wouldn't actually reduce the distance that the Falcon travels?
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The Maw clusters?


I see someone else knows his stuff
The death star is large enough to look like a moon at first glance, thus it has enough mass to have some gravity. So people can walk (well, sort of bounce like astronauts on our moon) on the surface. Throw in some artificial gravity technology on the inside (it must exist, no one floats around in the Falcon), and you have decks arranged in a simple vertical way as if it were a tower rather than each deck being a slightly smaller sphere inside the above deck, presumably as the former is easier to navigate. Simple really.

Now, someone buy me a drink, and I'll explain why Han says the Falcon can make the Kessell Run in 12 parsecs, when a parsec is a unit of distance, not time (clue: it's not because he has no actual understanding of distance, speed and time).
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This as well. Tennant's "I don't want to go" was just heartbreaking.


Tennant went out like a pussy. Ecclestone went out like a champion, but I found it more emotional than Tennant's.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E--UUpv58Zs


Also I'll never forgive Joss Whedon for what he did to Tara McClay or Topher Brink. (and though I've not yet seen season 5 of Angel, I suspect something bad will happen to Fred).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yn2wxdwFDSw
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hipster is just what people call people who are cooler than them, so that means you're getting cooler


No, hipster is what people call others who have an overinflated opinion of their own coolness when really they are just trying too hard. It's basically the guy that the Offspring are singing about in Pretty Fly for a White Guy.
I volunteer as general sea dog. I can take orders, shift cannonballs with ease, and look mighty fine in a bandanna. I'm not missing an eye or leg but am willing to rectify that situation for the right crew. I can hold me grog and sing sea shanties with the best of 'em. Previous voyages include commandeering a swan-shaped pedalo and attacking old people on a boating pond in Mablethorpe.
Ground Control
You can get electro-acoustic ones, I've seen them going for as little as £50
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wtf did I just read?


Basically, scientists have proved Terry Pratchett's idea of there being a level of coldness that is not simply an absence of heat, but is in fact anti-heat (and causes water to anti-boil) correct. Read Equal Rites for an explanation that doesn't use Boltzmann curves
The ironic thing about most 'New Age' beliefs is that it's mostly composed of things that people realised were a load of balderdash a thousand or so years ago.
There's a good arrangement of Wonderful Tonight by Eric Clapton arranged for solo guitar online somewhere, that'd be good for a wedding. The two minuets from Robert De Visee's Suite no. 3 in D Minor might also be good (It changes to D major for the minuets) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oromavEf37o
One theory (OK, an episode of Supernatural) says that everyone gets their own heaven with a recreation of either their happiest time and place in life or a sort of 'greatest hits' of their life. So you wouldn't actually be with either wife, you'd be with your memory of one or both of them. Alternatively you'd have an eternal saturday afternoon in the park when you were seven years old and neither wife would be there nagging you.
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The new TARDIS interior is a bit too much for me; I liked the yellow colours and crap they had going on.


According to an interview with Moffat, it was meant to look a bit depressing to reflect the Doctor's state of mind after losing Amy and Rory.
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The only real question is the reasoning behind the Sontaran’s presence.


If you mean in terms of why Moffatt brought him back, he's said in interviews that the fans really liked Strax. If you mean in terms of the explanation for how he's not dead, I'm hoping this may have something to do with Captain Jack. To my knowledge the only things that have brought back the dead in the Who universe are Rose giving Jack immortality and the Resurrection Gauntlet in Torchwood. Since the Gauntlet drew life from the wearer, and Jack has effectively infinite life, perhaps that's how Strax is alive and this will be used later to bring Jack back to the show (which may also explain why Jack crossed half the universe or the Doctor took Strax across half the universe to bring him back)
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RIP Ozzy Osbourne


Dude, Ozzy can't die. Aliens just offered him a new record deal and galaxy tour.
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Yeah thank god for that. Shame that nothing about the Greek Nazi party taking over Greece was mentioned.


This thread has now become a paradox. Damn time-travelling threads.
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Oh God please no. Ed Sheeran can die but no ginger uprising.


It's OK, Newton Faulkner got everyone to calm down by doing a public performance of People Should Smile More. He then convinced David Cameron to not implement his new plan for having seperate Ginger schools and designated Ginger and Non-Ginger only seats on buses. The Gingers agreed to not eat every non-ginger first born child, took His Royal Highness Prince Keith Richard Windsor to be their messiah and lead them to the Promised Land, Carrottopia, and everyone was happy.
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Boy, can you believe they named the Royal Baby Keith, after Keith Richards? This sure was wacky year.


Remember the uproar over him being ginger? I never thought we'd see a Prince hitting his brother with a glove and saying "I demand satisfaction"
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On the 4th of July this year, America was only 236 years old.

So on top of claiming to have invented everything, they're exaggerating the age of their country too.



I suspect he's trolling.
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Best post ever. Though you missed Keith Campbell, who cloned Dolly the sheep.
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>Ignoring the whole Christmas is kinda-sort of a Pagan thing (if I remember correctly anyway)


It's actually the Roman festival of Saturnalia, with bits and pieces from pagan winter solstice festivals of different cultures thrown in here and there. Carol singing, for example, came from Saturnalia's tradition of crowds singing together in the streets. The Christmas tree was from various cultures traditions to bring evergreen trees into their homes to ward off winter spirits and usher in longer days and spring.

And more importantly, Isaac Newton was born on the 25th of December. Merry Newtonmas everyone!
Any song in which the singer, despite knowing that it is a crazy thing to do, offers their number to a new acquaintance and asks if that new acquaintance would possibly call them.
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lol


Well spotted, I was testing the pit's perceptive skills.

(or I accidentally pressed the 'o' key twice and am trying to cover up my mistake)
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Doesn't even know that freezing bacteria kills it. LOL pheget.


1: Colds and flu are caused by viruses, not bacteria.
2: Freezing bacteria and viruses puts them in a dormant state. When they warm up again they are still alive and can still infect people.
In conclusion: fail.
Quote by JohnnyGenzale
Morrissey talks a lot about stuff he doesn't know shit about.

And he's also made terrible records after he split with The Smiths.


And before he split with the smiths.
Quote by Hydra150
how does it smell???




o wait


nvm


I beat you to that one
You're not fat. You're just available in widescreen format.
How does he smell?
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But those things are all a "gimmick" (for lack of a better word) that the whole game is built around, and so having a gimmick is part of the formula.


So, the common elements between games make them all the same, and the differences between games are just another example of how they are all the same? Your logic is undeniable.