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by Aldwinkle
Fri Oct 19, 2012 6:29 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: OTTER
Replies: 1013
Views: 268261

Re: OTTER

Meh. Image
by Aldwinkle
Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:07 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Family histories
Replies: 11
Views: 2700

Re: Family histories

My great grandfather was Hitler

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by Aldwinkle
Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:30 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: French animal and food metaphors
Replies: 39
Views: 5705

Re: French animal and food metaphors

melon — melon — Arab
You forgot raton (small rat) for the same meaning!

Also of note : Raton is in raton laveur, meaning raccoon, where coon can mean a black person in the US of A!

Fascinating
by Aldwinkle
Mon May 21, 2012 1:11 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The Mystery of the Bonking Jackals
Replies: 39
Views: 2979

Re: The Mystery of the Bonking Jackals

Please Eddy, do not turn my fine egyptian mystery into you
by Aldwinkle
Sat May 19, 2012 3:04 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The Mystery of the Bonking Jackals
Replies: 39
Views: 2979

The Mystery of the Bonking Jackals

While looking for jackal pornography, I ended on this ancient artefact : http://dl.dropbox.com/u/19940612/Jackal/60c2a003833d6ff742a79f614b6b16f4.jpg Two jackals (or possibly foxes) bonking, on a limestone shard dated from the 12th-13th century BCE, found in Deir el-Medina (cf this ). I was unfortun...
by Aldwinkle
Sat Nov 19, 2011 3:29 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: OTTER
Replies: 1013
Views: 268261

Re: OTTER

Image

Otters and seals, with massive appeal
by Aldwinkle
Thu Apr 07, 2011 4:18 pm
Forum: C&C Archive
Topic: Con-mathematical systems
Replies: 58
Views: 9815

Re: Con-mathematical systems

Normal numbers are numbers that have the property that, in a given base, they will have every possible combination of digits (the actual definition requires that every sequence of digit is uniformely distributed). The most trivial normal number is the Champernowne constant, which is just 0,123456789...
by Aldwinkle
Sun Apr 03, 2011 12:56 pm
Forum: C&C Archive
Topic: Con-mathematical systems
Replies: 58
Views: 9815

Re: Con-mathematical systems

- Inventing zero. Our own culture still has a long way to go here - we still call the first day of the month "1", and plenty of other things. That doesn't have much to do with the invention of 0. - Sticking to integers. In fact, our society went from inventing continuous numbers to realising that n...
by Aldwinkle
Sat Apr 02, 2011 7:13 pm
Forum: C&C Archive
Topic: Con-mathematical systems
Replies: 58
Views: 9815

Re: Con-mathematical systems

I think any change in mathematics of a conculture would be either : 1) Mostly cosmetic. Different bases, symbols, computing algorithms, etc. If you want a handy reference, you can check "Mathematics across cultures : The History of non-western mathematics". 2) Related to things only mathematicians c...
by Aldwinkle
Sun Nov 21, 2010 9:25 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: OTTER
Replies: 1013
Views: 268261

Re: OTTER

It was the least gay otter picture I could find on FA :V
by Aldwinkle
Sat Nov 20, 2010 5:20 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: OTTER
Replies: 1013
Views: 268261

Re: OTTER

Image
by Aldwinkle
Sat Nov 20, 2010 4:28 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: OTTER
Replies: 1013
Views: 268261

Re: OTTER

Yes. Also, don't recommend Google Imaging "Gay otter." Apparently the gay bear community has co-oped the word.
Not to mention the furries.
by Aldwinkle
Wed Jun 23, 2010 4:51 pm
Forum: C&C Archive
Topic: Things that could have been invented earlier
Replies: 68
Views: 10036

I feel like semaphor telegraphy could've been invented by the Chinese or Romans, anyone with a stable agricultural empire for some period of time and the need for complicated administration and the communication that entails. I'm not sure about that. While the mechanics involved itself is pretty st...