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Re: Your Daily Random Comment

Post by zyzzyva980 » May 23rd, 2014, 2:42 pm

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Re: Your Daily Random Comment

Post by Kokonilly » May 23rd, 2014, 3:21 pm

zyzzyva980 wrote:Thanks for reminding me to play QuizUp more this summer. I'll crush any and all challengers in board games or H2G2 (or anything sports related)
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Re: Your Daily Random Comment

Post by TwelveSquared » May 26th, 2014, 2:53 pm

Just tested this:

1. pick a random wikipedia page
2. click on the first link in the article not in a header, italics, or parentheses
3. repeat step 2 on the new article

if this is done enough times, the chain will end up at the article "Philosophy" almost invariably, save for a few cases where it gets stuck in a loop between two articles.
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Re: Your Daily Random Comment

Post by ceg7654 » May 26th, 2014, 3:23 pm

I'm currently watching Criminal Minds(AKA one of the best shows ever). This episode has a guy who's obsessed with medieval torture and it's scaring me so much, but I can't stop watching.

Update: It's almost the end of the episode and the psychopath hasn't been arrested yet. I have a feeling I won't be able to sleep tonight.
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Re: Your Daily Random Comment

Post by aim4me26 » May 27th, 2014, 2:00 am

ceg7654 wrote:I'm currently watching Criminal Minds(AKA one of the best shows ever). This episode has a guy who's obsessed with medieval torture and it's scaring me so much, but I can't stop watching.

Update: It's almost the end of the episode and the psychopath hasn't been arrested yet. I have a feeling I won't be able to sleep tonight.
Right? Whenever I end up watching that show/similar shows, I absolutely have to watch through the end, but I always get so scared. ;_;
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Post by humanbeingofearth548 » May 27th, 2014, 7:21 am

Ugh...I can't even watch horro movies/episodes/shows...But I think I'd like Criminal Minds..What's it about?
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Re: Your Daily Random Comment

Post by ceg7654 » May 27th, 2014, 11:26 am

humanbeingofearth548 wrote:Ugh...I can't even watch horro movies/episodes/shows...But I think I'd like Criminal Minds..What's it about?
I'm a little too excited than I should be about discussing one of my favorite shows... Hehe.

Similar to how Law & Order is divided into different shows like Law & Order Special Victims Unit, Law & Order Criminal Intent, etc., the shows center around those divisions of the police station. Criminal Minds focuses on the Behavioral Analysis Unit of the FBI, and the criminals are all pyschopaths or they have something mentally wrong with them, and that's the reason why it's so scary. But trust me, it's one of the best shows ever. Spencer Reid, he's the lovable geek of the show, I would say for any SciOlympian to watch the show just to listen to his genius.
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Re: Your Daily Random Comment

Post by darkdeserthighway » May 27th, 2014, 4:20 pm

Random question for all of you:

What does your team do after states is over (assuming you don't make it to nats)? (E.g. do you plan for next year, and if so how? or create tentative event groupings/placings?)
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Re: Your Daily Random Comment

Post by A Person » May 28th, 2014, 11:25 am

TwelveSquared wrote:Just tested this:

1. pick a random wikipedia page
2. click on the first link in the article not in a header, italics, or parentheses
3. repeat step 2 on the new article

if this is done enough times, the chain will end up at the article "Philosophy" almost invariably, save for a few cases where it gets stuck in a loop between two articles.
That's kinda weird and interesting. I didn't know that!
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Re: Your Daily Random Comment

Post by ceg7654 » May 28th, 2014, 3:46 pm

Guys, please submit your SciOly Superlatives nominations to Kokonilly by Friday!
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