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21) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link Discussion Thread III (Message 1631238)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile The Simonator
The Alkali-Earth metals are group 2 of the periodic table.
22) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link #77 (Message 1631236)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile The Simonator
Alkali
23) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link #77 (Message 1631229)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile The Simonator
Sciences
24) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#2) (Message 1631218)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile The Simonator
I don't get it though. I don't think Capcom is doing all that well financially at the moment so why are they wasting money on a boobs physics engine in a horror survival game about surviving the zombie apocalypse?

Is that a serious question?

Picture your stereotypical video game nerd.

There's your answer.
25) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Win 10 will be a FREE Upgrade to Win 7 & 8 Users!!! (Message 1631217)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile The Simonator
Who cares what it's called...what does it do?

Very little that the previous incarnations didn't.
New software now gets designed for Windows 10 and isn't backwards compatible to previous generations of Windows, forcing many people to upgrade their hardware as well, making tons of money for the computer industry and causing large quantities of defunct hardware to be thrown away.
Or snapped up at a knockdown price by Linux geeks like me, so maybe i shouldn't complain too much. :)
26) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link #77 (Message 1631208)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile The Simonator
Fluid
27) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Win 10 will be a FREE Upgrade to Win 7 & 8 Users!!! (Message 1631176)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile The Simonator
Who's in charge of numbering at Microsoft?
1.01, 1.03, 1.04, 2.0, 2.10, 2.11, 3.0, 3.1, 3.11, 95, NT4, 98, 2000, ME, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10?
Bet their kids do well at school!

10 green bottles, standing on a wall,
10 green bottles, standing on a wall,
And if one green bottle should accidentally fall,
They'll be 8.1 green bottles, standing on a wall!
28) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#2) (Message 1631174)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile The Simonator
Oooops just seen that my last post has a duff link, sorry.

Sun

Well at least there is a ready replacement ...
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jan/21/boobs-breasts-physics-video-game

I can't believe they forgot to mention the Dead Or Alive game series when talking about breasts in video games.
Google it if you're not sure what i mean.
29) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#2) (Message 1631173)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile The Simonator
OK people it was all a false alarm apparently .......

Early April 1st prank? From the Times .....???

Boobs are back

The cynic in me...sorry, the cynic that is me...suspects that the Sun has suffered a sales slump in recent weeks or months, so they manufactured this story in an effort to get people talking about the Sun again to boost their sales figures.
30) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Man Cave (Message 1630588)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile The Simonator
A more modern version. The KITT Cave from the 2008 Knight Rider resurrection.



The series was surprisingly good. Didn't quite have the charm of the original, but wasn't such a travesty as several other remakes i could name.
31) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW #229: 727 Blade wins!!!! (Message 1630586)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile The Simonator
Time is an illusion, lunchtime doubly so!
32) Message boards : Politics : Hi. I'm Alex and I am an INTJ. (Message 1630580)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile The Simonator
Your personality type is: ISTP



While their mechanical tendencies can make them appear simple at a glance, ISTPs are actually quite enigmatic. Friendly but very private, calm but suddenly spontaneous, extremely curious but unable to stay focused on formal studies, ISTP personalities can be a challenge to predict, even by their friends and loved ones. ISTPs can seem very loyal and steady for a while, but they tend to build up a store of impulsive energy that explodes without warning, taking their interests in bold new directions.
33) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#2) (Message 1630574)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile The Simonator
Oooops just seen that my last post has a duff link, sorry.

Sun

I always thought that page 3 distracted from that paper's otherwise excellent standard of high quality journalism!
34) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Solar Electric Power (Photovoltaic Panels) (Message 1630225)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile The Simonator
Why don't they just increase the amount they generate? Or is that too sensible an option?
35) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Virgin Mobile Call Blocking N/A called by scammer: Alert!!! (Message 1630222)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile The Simonator
I've been getting "it is urgent to contact us" and "your credit card interest rate" calls every day for the past year, and they leave messages. These people buy the do not call list for phone numbers to call as it has the best prospects for their scam. Unfortunately when they place their voice over internet calls from the dark web, who knows where they are actually located. You simply have to learn to ignore them.

Seriously? That's like Carlsberg advertising at an AA meeting!
36) Message boards : Politics : Je suis CHARLIE (Message 1629918)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile The Simonator
Surely you should have learned by now to stop reading the opinion pieces written by those people if they annoy you so much, yet instead you are complaining about them over here. Whats the difference between you and those commentators, aside from the fact that they get published in major newspapers?

If those people get offended by Clarkson saying something stupid, they have a right to call him and the producers and channel that air his show out on it. If you get annoyed by all those people complaining about Clarkson, you have a right to call them out on it. Thats how a debate gets started, and thats how societies move forward as a whole.

I don't, they keep getting mentioned on the news, which i watch/listen to in order to be appraised of the news. By news, i mean fires, death, floods, etc. Not some whiny woolly-hatted wet blanket.
37) Message boards : Politics : Je suis CHARLIE (Message 1629858)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile The Simonator
Sure you can. Its their freedom of speech to call for his resignation over the things he said. As long as it stays with calls, its fine.

It grows wearisome when such hand-wringing Guardian-reading types write opinion pieces about how offended they were after nearly every episode.
One would think by now they'd have learned to stop watching.
38) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Ever wondered why ...... (Message 1629846)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile The Simonator
Did you hear about the dyslexic pimp?
He bought a wharehouse!
39) Message boards : Politics : Je suis CHARLIE (Message 1629838)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile The Simonator

Only if they literally want Clarkson's head on a pike. Which they don't.

And using your free speech to be critical about how other people use their free speech is a good thing. Indeed, its what free speech is for and what makes having it so great. Remember, freedom of speech does not mean freedom from criticism.

Figure of speech!

They usually call for his resignation or for him to be fired.

I wasn't saying they should be free from criticism, but someone can't defend one party's right to say whatever they want while also calling for another party's resignation because they did say whatever they want.
40) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Ever wondered why ...... (Message 1629817)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile The Simonator
Why are days divided in two parts when it comes to clocks?
Ante Meridiem and Post Meridiem AKA AM and PM.

Ante and post are Latin for before and after.
Medius means middle and dies means day, so meridian is the middle of the day, i.e. noon.
Hence AM is before noon and PM is after noon.
Is it a bad thing that i didn't have to look any of that up.

I'm moving into guesswork here:
A clock divided into 24 would not only look more crowded and be harder to read from a distance, but the 60 minutes in an hour wouldn't divide neatly.
60/12=5, so each marking indicates 1 hour or 5 minutes.
60/24=2.5, each marking would indicate 2m30s, untidy.
Given normal hours of daylight, it's usually obvious which half of the day it is, so a twelve segmented clock works fine.


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