From the Desk of Mike

A place for the all the random, non-video game related things in my life.

Sharknado may just be the greatest cinematic achievement in the history of man. My only regret is that we watched it on a work night so I couldn’t be drinking.

It is time. Finally we are embarking on the experience that is Sharknado.

Tonight I’m watching This is Spinal Tap. Because I want to be amused and it’s still so funny all these years later.

mangacritic:

Hey, manga fans, here’s a reason to visit your friendly LCS on Free Comic Book Day: an excerpt from Shigeru Mizuki’s Showa: A History of Japan (courtesy of drawnandquarterly).

This is probably the most awesome looking comic I’ve seen given out as part of Free Comic Book Day. 

mangacritic:

Hey, manga fans, here’s a reason to visit your friendly LCS on Free Comic Book Day: an excerpt from Shigeru Mizuki’s Showa: A History of Japan (courtesy of drawnandquarterly).

This is probably the most awesome looking comic I’ve seen given out as part of Free Comic Book Day. 

(via sean-gaffney)

winchester-kelly:

badgerdash-cumberquat:

the—superwholockian:

twistedthicket1:

trypophobic-canine:

perks-of-being-chinese:

heroscafe:

everyonesfavoriteging:

my-weeping-angel:

eatsleepcrap:

syd224:

eatsleepcrap:

wincherlockedintardis:

even with those four numbers there are countless possible combinations good luck with figuring out which one is the right one you punk

*straightens calculator*
It’s pretty likely that it’s a four digit number, and as there are four digits chosen there, that means that there cannot be any repetition. This mean that there are:
n!/(n-4)! possible orders. As ‘n’ is 4 (number of digits available). 4!/0! which becomes 4x3x2x1/1 which simplifies to 24. That means that there are 24 possible combinations of codes. This would take you about two or three minutes to input all possible codes.

Unless an alarm goes off if you don’t get it right in 3 tries

*straightens calculator again*
Kick the fucking door in

well ‘technically’ the code is most likley 1970. statistically, a majority of people, when told to choose a 4 digit code will choose their birth year. and this key pad is obviously a few years old to put it nicely, thats most likley it. 

some sherlock holmes shit just went down over here


No, no, no. Don’t base your deductions of psychology. Let’s talk chemistry. When you first press a button, there’s more of the natural oils on your skin, and therefore it wears down the numbers on the keys faster. Obviously 0 is the first one, then. Try 0791 first.

Sherlock out.

woah.

it got better

and this is why the sherlock fandom could either rule the world or end it….

Close, but not quite, I think. People will almost always choose a number they can remember. What’s memorable about 0791? Try 0719 - a birthday, 19th of July. That is more likely.

Those deductions are great and all, but unnecessary.
The light is green.
The door is already open.

And that’s why we have a John Watson.

I’m late to the conversation, but because it might be helpful for next time, John, 0719 is indeed the likely answer, and why is important. In addition to the oils wearing away the buttons struck earlier in the sequence, look at where the buttons are faded.
The “0” is faded dead-center, meaning it’s most likely the first button being hit. The “7” is faded in the upper left, because the finger is moving from the “0” to the “7” and catching it on the corner, then the “1” faded directly at the top due to the “7” going straight up and tagging the top of that button, with no fear of hitting any buttons above it by mistake so the user can afford to be sloppy. They then come back down to the “9” button but tag it more on the top than on the upper-left, probably due to a history of accidentally hitting the “8” button by mistake which is irritating because you’ve got potential alarms and you have to do the darned thing over again.
This is actually a great puzzle, especially if you’re in a scenario where you have only one chance to get it right.

winchester-kelly:

badgerdash-cumberquat:

the—superwholockian:

twistedthicket1:

trypophobic-canine:

perks-of-being-chinese:

heroscafe:

everyonesfavoriteging:

my-weeping-angel:

eatsleepcrap:

syd224:

eatsleepcrap:

wincherlockedintardis:

even with those four numbers there are countless possible combinations good luck with figuring out which one is the right one you punk

*straightens calculator*

It’s pretty likely that it’s a four digit number, and as there are four digits chosen there, that means that there cannot be any repetition. This mean that there are:

n!/(n-4)! possible orders. As ‘n’ is 4 (number of digits available). 4!/0! which becomes 4x3x2x1/1 which simplifies to 24. That means that there are 24 possible combinations of codes. This would take you about two or three minutes to input all possible codes.

Unless an alarm goes off if you don’t get it right in 3 tries

*straightens calculator again*

Kick the fucking door in

well ‘technically’ the code is most likley 1970. statistically, a majority of people, when told to choose a 4 digit code will choose their birth year. and this key pad is obviously a few years old to put it nicely, thats most likley it. 

some sherlock holmes shit just went down over here

image

No, no, no. Don’t base your deductions of psychology. Let’s talk chemistry. When you first press a button, there’s more of the natural oils on your skin, and therefore it wears down the numbers on the keys faster. Obviously 0 is the first one, then. Try 0791 first.

image

Sherlock out.

woah.

it got better

and this is why the sherlock fandom could either rule the world or end it….

Close, but not quite, I think. People will almost always choose a number they can remember. What’s memorable about 0791? Try 0719 - a birthday, 19th of July. That is more likely.

Those deductions are great and all, but unnecessary.

The light is green.

The door is already open.

And that’s why we have a John Watson.

I’m late to the conversation, but because it might be helpful for next time, John, 0719 is indeed the likely answer, and why is important. In addition to the oils wearing away the buttons struck earlier in the sequence, look at where the buttons are faded.

The “0” is faded dead-center, meaning it’s most likely the first button being hit. The “7” is faded in the upper left, because the finger is moving from the “0” to the “7” and catching it on the corner, then the “1” faded directly at the top due to the “7” going straight up and tagging the top of that button, with no fear of hitting any buttons above it by mistake so the user can afford to be sloppy. They then come back down to the “9” button but tag it more on the top than on the upper-left, probably due to a history of accidentally hitting the “8” button by mistake which is irritating because you’ve got potential alarms and you have to do the darned thing over again.

This is actually a great puzzle, especially if you’re in a scenario where you have only one chance to get it right.

(via sean-gaffney)

Once a year I get corned beef and cabbage. Nikki finds it disgusting, so she has no interest in cooking it, and most places only carry it as a dish around St. Patrick’s day. But tonight is that night and it is glorious.

I was just reminded of why we should never, ever buy Combos. Because I always want to eat the whole bag in one sitting. What is it about “cheese-flavored” items that so deliciously don’t taste like cheese at all?

I wanted something a little more lighthearted as I wound down for the evening, so I decided to try something else from my queue, Yuyushiki. WTF is this? I thought it would be a fairly standard three high school girls going about their life story, but two of them act like they should be in elementary school, one of them might actually be mentally handicapped, the show tries to educate you as if it was geared toward children, but in the first two episodes we’ve seen both S&M and breast sizes discussed, so clearly that’s not the case. Just what have I unleashed?

bailesu replied to your post: “Finished Attack on Titan tonight. Easily the most tragic and…”:
The anime also improves on one of the central problems of the manga—the mangaka isn’t very good at the whole ‘make characters look different’ thing.

That’s a shame. I’m going to look up the manga because I want to see where the story goes from here but I really appreciated the breadth of character designs and personalities we saw in this season. Whether you’re talking about the appearance or behavior, it’ll be disappointing to see either one cut back in the manga.

Finished Attack on Titan tonight. Easily the most tragic and depressing anime I’ve seen since Grave of the Fireflies, but darned if it doesn’t have a variety of compelling characters even though the underlying premise is a little bit silly. Unfortunately, common opinion of the internet is that there won’t be a season 2 for a good year or more due to lack of source material in the manga to draw from. Pity. The anime obviously left several questions unanswered.

Just finished the last episode of Skip Beat. Do not recommend. It’s not that it’s a bad series, I enjoyed watching it, but it ends really, really badly with things just kind of left hanging. For a minute there, I actually thought there was a 26th episode that Crunchyroll just didn’t have available for some reason.

Man, I hate to be that guy, but… Cyclops has two eyes, even if they’re behind a unified lens visor. I’m just saying. There’s a lot of legit stuff Logan can pick on Scott for, we don’t need to make up shortcomings.

Man, I hate to be that guy, but… Cyclops has two eyes, even if they’re behind a unified lens visor. I’m just saying. There’s a lot of legit stuff Logan can pick on Scott for, we don’t need to make up shortcomings.

(Source: textsfromsuperheroes, via frozencapybara)

Anonymous asked: Congrats on the promotion and bonus!

Thank you kindly! I promise only to use my newfound wealth and responsibilities only for good—or at the very least not for the active pursuit of evil.

iki-teru replied to your photo: “There are times in life where you want to be able to say, “Yeah, I…”:
Sincerely hope they were better than the cheesy garlic bread chips

I haven’t tried the garlic bread chips, but I don’t recommend this flavor to others. It could be that I’m just not into the flavor of chicken and waffles, which I have never had in an actual dish before. This is a unique flavor that really didn’t take off with me. Nikki described it simply as “vile.”