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by Emperor Fossil
Wed Oct 14, 2009 5:39 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Off to Australia, need your help!
Replies: 17
Views: 500

Re: Off to Australia, need your help!

Nah, it's only about a 9 or 10 hour drive... it's a bit under 800km.
by Emperor Fossil
Sun Oct 11, 2009 9:56 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Physics Of Jumping Whilst On A Train
Replies: 60
Views: 1447

Re: The Physics Of Jumping Whilst On A Train

paranoid marvin wrote:
kebabage wrote:The Physics of taking a dump on a train...

..Would you make skids every time?
Is that where Brownian Motion comes into effect?
:lol: :lol: :lol: How often does a gag set-up like that come along?
by Emperor Fossil
Fri Oct 09, 2009 10:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Hey! I made a comic!
Replies: 18
Views: 425

Re: Hey! I made a comic!

I can't be the only one who hit the link, kind of expecting something a bit crappy, only to go 'Holy sh1t!' when I saw the superb quality of the artwork. Funnily enough, I've wondered from time to time what your avatar is from. Now I know! Nice work indeed. Going to have to give it a proper read lat...
by Emperor Fossil
Fri Oct 09, 2009 10:14 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Off to Australia, need your help!
Replies: 17
Views: 500

Re: Off to Australia, need your help!

Oh and my mates are going to lend me their car (eep) any ideas where i could goto for my 2 week trip if i get bored of Sydney?... err... New Zealand maybe? Might get a bit wet on the way though. ;) The thing with Australia is that although there's plenty of stuff to see, it's so frickin big that yo...
by Emperor Fossil
Wed Oct 07, 2009 5:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Off to Australia, need your help!
Replies: 17
Views: 500

Re: Off to Australia, need your help!

miner2049er wrote:has great views with a feeling of being in the bush while still being near the city.
Travel about 30mins to 1hr out of any Australian city and you'll get that.
miner2049er wrote:In Sydney, keep driving straight through.
OK, be sure not to listen to this guy. ;)
by Emperor Fossil
Wed Oct 07, 2009 5:37 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Off to Australia, need your help!
Replies: 17
Views: 500

Re: Off to Australia, need your help!

Im flying to Perth on the 13th for 5 days, then flying to Melbourne for 5 days, Then Flying To Canberra for 1 night im driving to Sydney and spending the rest of the holiday there. Are you planning to travel anywhere other than the cities listed? Ayers Rock and the Barrier Reef are two popular attr...
by Emperor Fossil
Wed Oct 07, 2009 5:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Physics Of Jumping Whilst On A Train
Replies: 60
Views: 1447

Re: The Physics Of Jumping Whilst On A Train

The air inside the train will not be moving at exactly the same constant velocity as the train, which will create friction, which will create drag. But why won't the air be moving at the same constant velocity as the train? To clarify, if the carriage was air-tight (not a vacuum, just air-tight), w...
by Emperor Fossil
Wed Oct 07, 2009 8:53 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Is being a retro only gamer wrong?
Replies: 55
Views: 1538

Re: Is being a retro only gamer wrong?

Havantgottaclue wrote:
C=Style wrote:But there is no game on the 2600 that has gameplay better than what's out there today ...
Except for Frostbite :)
Speaking of which, how's that conversion coming along? eh, eh, eh? *jab jab*
by Emperor Fossil
Wed Oct 07, 2009 8:33 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Physics Of Jumping Whilst On A Train
Replies: 60
Views: 1447

Re: The Physics Of Jumping Whilst On A Train

But why would you decelerate? What force is acting upon you to decrease your speed? I think you're making the mistake of assuming that the air will be pushing you back, but the air in the carriage is moving with the carriage at the same speed. (remember, we have the windows shut in this example.) T...
by Emperor Fossil
Wed Oct 07, 2009 4:10 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Physics Of Jumping Whilst On A Train
Replies: 60
Views: 1447

Re: The Physics Of Jumping Whilst On A Train

In a vaccuum where there is virtually no friction you just wouldn't slow down at all, moving forward forever at a constant velocity... You wouldn't need a vaccuum to achieve that, surely? All you'd need is to have the windows on the train closed. eg: The carriage is moving at 70mph, you're standing...
by Emperor Fossil
Tue Oct 06, 2009 8:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The 5 Most Ridiculously Awful Computers Ever Made
Replies: 9
Views: 309

Re: The 5 Most Ridiculously Awful Computers Ever Made

What, no Haines Chromaview? Pah!
by Emperor Fossil
Tue Oct 06, 2009 8:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Physics Of Jumping Whilst On A Train
Replies: 60
Views: 1447

Re: The Physics Of Jumping Whilst On A Train

Now all we need is something like the 'consider a bucket of water with cork in it, but the cork is attached to a spring that is attached to the bottom of the bucket and is keeping the cork just under the water level, and then the bucket is dropped off a building' question. Or maybe just the dreaded ...
by Emperor Fossil
Tue Oct 06, 2009 7:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Physics Of Jumping Whilst On A Train
Replies: 60
Views: 1447

Re: The Physics Of Jumping Whilst On A Train

I'm not sure that it can be said that the air particles have a forward velocity equal to that of the train. After all, they are free moving and therefore moving at every conceivable angle, so very few particles will in fact have a forward velocity matching that of the train. There are also convenct...
by Emperor Fossil
Tue Oct 06, 2009 7:39 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Is being a retro only gamer wrong?
Replies: 55
Views: 1538

Re: Is being a retro only gamer wrong?

You've grown up! Things aren't as magical or exciting as they once were. I know what you mean. When I was a kid, I could spends hours poring over the pack a Star Wars figure came in, drooling over the collection of figures displayed on the back, admiring every small detail, wishing I could get my g...
by Emperor Fossil
Tue Oct 06, 2009 7:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "LOL"
Replies: 28
Views: 586

Re: "LOL"

I'm always reluctant to write LOL, because most of the time, although I might have found something funny, chances are I didn't actually laugh OUT LOUD. I do my laughing on the inside . *casts emo-like gloomy looks all around* But sometimes I'll kind of snort, or blow air out my nose in a kind of lau...