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Site/Off-Topic Discussion Thread 4, Brought to you by The Power of Triangles 256 Comments [3/1/2017 4:11:18 PM]
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3/1/2017 4:17:08 PM


@dxdydz: Are my anchor links to navigate to the top, bottom, and other parts of a page what you wanted? Whether it is or not, it's useful enough that I'm already using it.

3/1/2017 4:54:54 PM



I think it's awesome. You also added stuff I didn't think of and that makes it even better.

My only suggestion is to add a blank line under the 'skip to' bit to give some space inbetween it and award titles.

3/1/2017 5:43:07 PM


Only noticed the anchor links this morning.
Big thumbs up

3/2/2017 2:20:57 AM

Pharaoh Bastethotep

I approved several quotes from people with delusions of having psi powers, submitted to FSTDT, and am not sure whether I should shift them to CSTDT.

3/2/2017 6:44:38 AM

Pharaoh Bastethotep

3/2/2017 6:46:53 AM


@Pharoah: Not a conspiracy, but definitely fundie.

@FrogFlayer: Glad you like them! I only added them yesterday. Thank dxdydz. It was his idea, and my putting it in action was trivially easy.

3/2/2017 6:53:18 AM


@Pharaoh Bastethotep

I luvs me some MC Escher-esque stuff. b^_^d

3/2/2017 7:37:07 AM



Then here's a tessellation of triangles in hyperbolic space for you to enjoy.

3/2/2017 7:50:54 AM


@dxdydz: I want something like that to hang on the wall in my bedroom.

3/2/2017 7:54:49 AM



A copy of Circle Limit III would be my go-to for something like that. Either that or you could try 'rolling out' one of the hyperbolic tessellations to get something that looks like a modular form on H.

One of his fish tilings unrolled:

The j-invariant:

That would look nice on a wall too.

3/2/2017 8:20:15 AM



Not every person who makes mention of psi powers is delusional, but the ones you submitted certainly sound like they are at least greatly exaggerating their abilities.

3/2/2017 8:56:53 AM



To say that they are exaggerating any abilities is pretty generous, as it would imply that such abilities exist. There has yet to be any empirical evidence to substantiate the existence of psychic phenomena and those that claim to have these abilities have failed to perform under scrutiny in a controlled environment.

Although I do agree that not every person mentioning psychic powers is delusional, they could be engaging in fraudulent behavior, positing a hypothetical scenario, writing fiction, playing some sort of make believe like DnD, or making stuff up for laughs. Or maybe a person would have other motivations for mentioning it — but for a person to claim to possess these abilities, and have that claim be supported, will take some very strong evidence.

3/2/2017 9:36:34 AM


So, uh, I may have been convinced by some of my friends in another part of the Internet to try out Tumblr. BAD FUCKING IDEA. In case you want to know what kind of people they turned out to be, one of them - a person on the autism spectrum, just like me - has repeatedly reblogged posts by wetwareproblem, aka the basket case behind these horrific quotes.

So yeah, I'm starting to wonder if considering these people my "friends" was a mistake... >_<

3/3/2017 12:07:45 PM

Into the Unknown


In general, I would only recommend people Tumblr if they are very artistic, like looking up funny gifs, or are into fandoms. Otherwise you risk stuff like this.

3/3/2017 1:42:21 PM


@Uilleam: You know better than that!! But if you find any more crazy feel free to submit it...

3/3/2017 3:35:01 PM


i'm stepping out of the shadows for a bit and showing my lurking moderator face because shy has gone to bed. if you've been seeing random 503 errors sporadically, shy and i are aware of the issue. he told me to post something about it here if i saw it again after he went to bed, and i just did. the issue is definitely not FSTDT, and it's probably not the host either. it's more likely happening somewhere along the route to the host. shy has been getting the 503 errors a lot more frequently than i have, but he also started getting them a couple hours before he went to bed. that's quite a while after i started seeing them even though he's seen more of them. i don't understand why the error would happen like that if it wasn't somewhere in the route from our ISPs to FSTDT, but shy knows a whole lot more about this than i. it should resolve itself soon in any case. if it doesn't, shy will file support tickets with the host and domain server.

edit: oh, and shy told me to mention that SSTDT needs a proper cover image! he has decent graphic design skills, but he doesn't know what to go with or use as a starting point. also SSTDT will probably open before his spring break if he can get a cover image and get the sexist quotes from the past couple of months imported there. i'll probably be doing that last part or helping do most of it.

3/5/2017 11:36:29 PM

Hasan Prishtina

The frog's back again - Comment #2027342

3/6/2017 3:57:34 AM


edit: oh, and shy told me to mention that SSTDT needs a proper cover image!

Or the sign-covered bedroom door from Dexter's Lab. Hard to find a good pic of it, so I'd need to go in and get a screenshot.

3/6/2017 12:17:10 PM

Tricky fox

Gonna be blunt here, the password recovery page isn't working. It just redirects to an error page.

3/6/2017 1:02:06 PM


@Tricky fox: Just tried it (and ASP.NET actually gave me useful error information for once). This should be pretty easy to fix, but it's is going to require a recompile, so fixing it is going to have to wait until I get back at my development machine.

In the meantime, if you forgot your password and want to log in, I can delete your account, and you can create it again with the password you want. Let me know if you wanna do that.

3/6/2017 1:10:46 PM


@pyro, @Mikey: I'm pretty sold on the He Man Woman Hater's Club image, but the Dexter's Lab one works, too. (I know what pyro is talking about.) We should do a vote when pyro gets a screen grab of it, or I can try to find one if he can't.

3/6/2017 1:33:57 PM


@Hasan Prishtina, Pharaoh Bastethotep

Tadpole's here too:

3/6/2017 1:47:00 PM


3/6/2017 3:56:48 PM


dxdydz, you had an image (basically this same one), what happened to it?

3/6/2017 11:13:21 PM

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