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eclectic
27-05-2004, 06:18 PM
(a slight diversion)

i've noted that

chesslover
ggrayggray
paul s

and

firegoat7

are the top 4 posters without avatars.

if you could select an avatar for any of them what would it be?

you may make a verbal description

or

tender an actual example via an attachment.

be sure though that the size does not put a strain on this bulletin board or the CK server.

(cheers)

:p

eclectic

Alan Shore
27-05-2004, 09:22 PM
Well they're welcome to use any of these:

:D

A good one for firegoat would have been an angry looking goat with lots of yellow flames in the background, anyone have 1337 art skillz to make one?

Kevin Bonham
28-05-2004, 01:25 AM
(a slight diversion)

i've noted that

chesslover
ggrayggray
paul s

and

firegoat7

are the top 4 posters without avatars.

The goat and CL had avs on the old board, though CL's was a generic one from the board.


if you could select an avatar for any of them what would it be?

In the goat's case my response would not be printable. :p

Paul S
28-05-2004, 09:27 PM
Things must be slow/boring on this forum if there is a thread on a topic like this! I suspect that this is largely due to the recent low profile of Chesslover, Arosar and Matthew Sweeney - come back, guys, all is forgiven (I think :p ;) :) ).

As far as not having an avatar goes, I just haven't regarded it as having importance.

Anyway, I guess I should "join the crowd" and get an avatar!

So, how do I go about putting an avatar on?

I'm not sure what is a good avatar for me, but for the moment, this one will do seeing as I am the main organiser of the Canterbury Leagues Chess Club and (due to a chance encounter with former Bulldogs CEO Steve Mortimer earlier this year) I have rekindled some interest in supprorting the (now somewhat controversial!) Bulldogs football club. Anyway, if someone can show/explain how to load a avatar/logo of the "Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs", I'll be happy to have that for may avatar for the time being.

Garvinator
28-05-2004, 09:31 PM
So, how do I go about putting an avatar on?

go to user cp, then choose edit avator from the options on the left and go from there following the instructions :clap:

Alan Shore
30-05-2004, 08:56 AM
go to user cp, then choose edit avator from the options on the left and go from there following the instructions :clap:

Well there's an ironic post if ever I've seen one..

Garvinator
30-05-2004, 10:28 AM
Well there's an ironic post if ever I've seen one..
:lol: :lol: i was wondering who would pick up on the irony first :p ever thought that i just dont want an avator ;)

Rincewind
30-05-2004, 11:38 AM
:lol: :lol: i was wondering who would pick up on the irony first :p ever thought that i just dont want an avator ;)

I didn't think it was ironic. I don't wear a suit but if someone wants help tying a tie, I could help out. ;)

Trent Parker
31-05-2004, 02:44 PM
chesslover could just use a larger verson of this :uhoh:
this smiley is for shifty.... cl wants to keep his identity a secret.....? :hmm: :D

Trent Parker
31-05-2004, 02:46 PM
hmmm ggrayggray hmmm

A horse perhaps?? :lol:
(gg's ... horses ???)

Garvinator
31-05-2004, 04:12 PM
hmmm ggrayggray hmmm

A horse perhaps?? :lol:
(gg's ... horses ???)

maybe even mister ed :owned: ;)

eclectic
31-05-2004, 04:20 PM
maybe even mister ed :owned: ;)
nah!!

i doubt there's any wires being used to make your mouth move

:lol: :whistle:

eclectic

Commentator
31-05-2004, 04:40 PM
maybe even mister ed :owned: ;)

An inspired appropriate choice. Count one vote for this AVATAR, if you proceed.

C

alexmdc
31-05-2004, 06:03 PM
Reminded me to get my old avatar back.

Sorry barry, I own you :owned:

Garvinator
31-05-2004, 06:08 PM
Here you go then, no excuses.. he's even wearing a cool little painters hat!

http://members.tripod.com/~horsefame/1ie/mred3.gif

do you guys not understand that i dont want an avatar :whistle:

Alan Shore
31-05-2004, 06:16 PM
do you guys not understand that i dont want an avatar :whistle:

That may signify you have something to hide :hand:

Paul S
04-06-2004, 12:27 AM
OK, to keep people on this BB happy I've got myself an avatar.

This one of the OLD Bulldogs logo will do for now (until I come up with a better idea). :p

I selected it as:
1) I am the main organiser at Canterbury Leagues chess club.
2) I was a keen Canterbury-Bankstown supporter for many years (1974-1994) attending many matches and had good times at these games. This logo reminds me of those times. :cool:

P.S. BTW, if anyone is interested on my thoughts on rugby league and the Bulldogs they can read my posts in the threads "Football codes - what is the future" (posts 33, 35, 65, 66 and 196) and "Who will win the NRL League comp in 2004" (post 8).

skip to my lou
04-06-2004, 12:28 AM
How about a "Custom Title" to go with the avatar

Paul S
04-06-2004, 12:41 AM
How about a "Custom Title" to go with the avatar

Sounds like a good idea. I'll work on it! :)

Rhubarb
04-06-2004, 08:04 AM
Hey Amiel, I forgot to tell you, be sure to check out the doco on The Scream, on ABC, 2pm Sunday.

SMH critic Greg Hassall describes Edvard Munch's masterpiece as "a symbol of contemporary angst and existential despair undimmed by its many ironic appropriations".

ursogr8
04-06-2004, 08:45 AM
Hey Amiel, I forgot to tell you, be sure to check out the doco on The Scream, on ABC, 2pm Sunday.

SMH critic Greg Hassall describes Edvard Munch's masterpiece as "a symbol of contemporary angst and existential despair undimmed by its many ironic appropriations".

After a long chase, gragygragy has caught Amiel in the post-count chase...1441 each.
Time for Amiel to scream?
Time for gg'' to get an AVATAR?

Garvinator
04-06-2004, 09:19 AM
Time for gg'' to get an AVATAR?
and after this post you can start annoying arosar with his short posts increasing his post counts :lol: :p

and that avatar aint going to happen :p

eclectic
04-06-2004, 09:35 AM
After a long chase, gragygragy has caught Amiel in the post-count chase...1441 each.
Time for Amiel to scream?
Time for gg'' to get an AVATAR?
I know I'd be screaming now if my avatar was hosted at Tripod !!

New 3rd Party web linking policy ...

Geocities (Yahoo) is another that now does it ...

:evil: :evil: :evil: :wall:

watch out soon perhaps for

"Game score hosted by www.chessbase.com (http://www.chessbase.com)
- linking/download fee applies"

hyperbole?

:hmm:

eclectic

Alan Shore
04-06-2004, 11:02 AM
Time for gg'' to get an AVATAR?

There'll be no respect until he gets one :p

Garvinator
04-06-2004, 11:39 AM
There'll be no respect until he gets one :p
and with your new avatar, you can hardly talk about respect :lol: :p :p :whistle:

Alan Shore
04-06-2004, 11:52 AM
and with your new avatar, you can hardly talk about respect :lol: :p :p :whistle:

I knew you would say that, haha :cool:

She's from the same game as my black mage (Finl Fantasy 9)

ursogr8
04-06-2004, 12:16 PM
I know I'd be screaming now if my avatar was hosted at Tripod !!

New 3rd Party web linking policy ...

Geocities (Yahoo) is another that now does it ...

:evil: :evil: :evil: :wall:

watch out soon perhaps for

"Game score hosted by www.chessbase.com (http://www.chessbase.com)
- linking/download fee applies"

hyperbole?

:hmm:

eclectic

hi eclectic
Will you be posting an English translation of post #23. :rolleyes:
Just for us jargon-challenged folk? ;)

starter

Alan Shore
04-06-2004, 12:52 PM
hi eclectic
Will you be posting an English translation of post #23. :rolleyes:
Just for us jargon-challenged folk? ;)

starter


Translation:


I know I'd be screaming now if my avatar was hosted at Tripod !!

Because of the..


New 3rd Party web linking policy ...

Meaning, when you use the [IMG] html tags linking to images on the net, if Tripod is the host it will not allow you to link to the image and will come up with an error, in a desperate attempt to scrimp on bandwith (as the more times it is viewed/downloaded the higher the bandwidth and the slower their server or, the higher the cost to maintain).


Geocities (Yahoo) is another that now does it ...

More useless gits.




watch out soon perhaps for
"Game score hosted by www.chessbase.com
- linking/download fee applies"

A little joke, he's saying if you want to link to a chess game on the chessbase site perhaps even they will start charging a fee for doing so (in the spirit of the ridiculous 3rd party linking policy adopted by those web servers) but I don't forsee that occurring.. I hope.

ursogr8
04-06-2004, 01:05 PM
Translation:



Because of the..



Meaning, when you use the [IMG] html tags linking to images on the net, if Tripod is the host it will not allow you to link to the image and will come up with an error, in a desperate attempt to scrimp on bandwith (as the more times it is viewed/downloaded the higher the bandwidth and the slower their server or, the higher the cost to maintain).



More useless gits.





A little joke, he's saying if you want to link to a chess game on the chessbase site perhaps even they will start charging a fee for doing so (in the spirit of the ridiculous 3rd party linking policy adopted by those web servers) but I don't forsee that occurring.. I hope.

tks BD
Now I get it.

hey eclectic
Say thank you to BD for the helpful translation.

starter

Alan Shore
06-08-2004, 04:11 PM
Anyone have any idea who my avatar is of? (my title is a hint).

eclectic
06-08-2004, 08:45 PM
Anyone have any idea who my avatar is of? (my title is a hint).

Krylenko ?

eclectic

Lucena
06-08-2004, 09:51 PM
Well is eclectic right comrade Dickinson?

Alan Shore
06-08-2004, 10:00 PM
Well is GG right comrade Dickinson?

I didn't notice GG making any comments? eclectic is incorrect though.

More info: He was at one time Stalin's prime minister and was also the one who signed the Nazi-Soviet pact in Moscow, 1939.

frogmogdog
07-08-2004, 01:19 AM
mr cocktail, i presume

Alan Shore
09-08-2004, 09:06 PM
mr cocktail, i presume

Haha, indeed.

Rhubarb
05-07-2005, 11:00 PM
Amiel,

I didn't know where to post this, but given the high 'bumpability' factor of recent times, this seemed as pertinent as any!

The latest development in the ongoing saga as reported by The Onion has it that an innocent young sophomore has been the victim of a heinous crime, in which a print of The Scream has been callously and outrageously stolen from the college room - and from the heart - of this sensitive young man.

Authorities are said to be deeply concerned that there may now be "as few as 220 copies of The Scream left on campus".

Garrett
22-09-2006, 07:06 PM
Hey Kev, why do I have a little one and you have a big one ?

Referring to Avatar of course.

Kevin Bonham
22-09-2006, 07:13 PM
Moved avatar post here - please don't discuss avatars on chess threads unless they are relevant to those threads.

As far as I know the forum just takes the size of the image given to it as an avatar, with the constraint that oversize avatars are automatically blocked.

Alan Shore
22-09-2006, 11:27 PM
Hey Kev, why do I have a little one and you have a big one ?

Referring to Avatar of course.

Hi George, I found the original image, resized it to 100x96 pixels and hosted it: Now with a bigger and shinier metal ass. ;)

http://img114.imageshack.us/img114/7770/benderdrinking2vq5.jpg

Garrett
23-09-2006, 11:47 AM
Great, thanks Belty :mrgreen:

antichrist
27-01-2009, 12:27 AM
Gunnar, your new avatar, those bandages do they a head wound when shot down when a Gunnar or do hide the wound when that eagle dropped the turtle on your skull to crack it open.

Kevin Bonham
18-03-2011, 07:06 PM
I'm not sure that anything is beyond KB now he has that furry avatar (is it a possum or a Minnie Downs mouse cuddling a wood chip?:) ).

Neither. I'd be curious to see if anyone does know what it is.

Rincewind
18-03-2011, 07:41 PM
Neither. I'd be curious to see if anyone does know what it is.

Pine martin?

Kevin Bonham
18-03-2011, 07:47 PM
Good guess but nope.

Pic of very cute pine marten here:

http://mymapleridge.ca/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/pine_marten.jpg

Especially note difference in the ears.

Rincewind
18-03-2011, 07:50 PM
Good guess but nope.

Pic of very cute pine marten here:

http://mymapleridge.ca/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/pine_marten.jpg

Especially note difference in the ears.

They both seem to have an appetite for lumber. :)

Kevin Bonham
18-03-2011, 07:52 PM
I doubt mine is actually eating the furniture. Probably just being lazy on it.

Hobbes
18-03-2011, 08:16 PM
It's a R.O.U.S.

Kevin Bonham
18-03-2011, 08:27 PM
It's a R.O.U.S.

Had to Google that and glad I did. But no, it is not an R of any S. :lol:

Desmond
18-03-2011, 08:30 PM
It's a R.O.U.S.I'm not even sure they exist.

Denis_Jessop
18-03-2011, 09:34 PM
I'm not even sure they exist.

There was one in a Dr Who (with Leela) episode involving also a fiendish Chinese person.

None of them looked like KB'a avatar which, going on his clues, must be a flat-eared furniture marten.

DJ

antichrist
18-03-2011, 10:31 PM
not just a humble cat?

Sir Cromulent Sparkles
18-03-2011, 10:46 PM
Is it a diamondback terrapin ?

Oepty
18-03-2011, 11:42 PM
Is it a diamondback terrapin ?

Can I borrow its fur coat in winter?

Sir Cromulent Sparkles
18-03-2011, 11:46 PM
Can I borrow its fur coat in winter?

it would be a very special terrapin to be able to furnish you with a fur coat. :D :D

http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/mdmanual/01glance/symbols/images/terp6a.jpg

Oepty
19-03-2011, 12:46 AM
it would be a very special terrapin to be able to furnish you with a fur coat. :D :D

http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/mdmanual/01glance/symbols/images/terp6a.jpg

I meant if Kevin's picture was a terrapin it must be one wearing a fur coat.
Scott

Sir Cromulent Sparkles
19-03-2011, 01:05 AM
fair point.

Kevin Bonham
19-03-2011, 09:13 AM
^^^
Nice terrapin.

Rincewind
19-03-2011, 10:36 AM
^^^
Nice terrapin.

Again the ears are a little different to your avatar. :)

Denis_Jessop
19-03-2011, 12:37 PM
not just a humble cat?

Two problems with that, AC. One, it looks nothing like a cat and, two, cats aren't humble. :D :D

DJ

Sir Cromulent Sparkles
19-03-2011, 03:55 PM
mustelids ------- american mink ?

Rincewind
19-03-2011, 05:41 PM
mustelids ------- american mink ?

I thought about that when Kevin said I was close. It looks a little too stout of head and short of neck for most mustelids. Even for a Pine Marten but something about it reminded me of them. I thought perhaps a wolverine except that the colouring is all wrong.

Rincewind
19-03-2011, 05:48 PM
On a different tack, How about a Raccoon Dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides)?

Sir Cromulent Sparkles
19-03-2011, 05:55 PM
I thought about that when Kevin said I was close. It looks a little too stout of head and short of neck for most mustelids. Even for a Pine Marten but something about it reminded me of them. I thought perhaps a wolverine except that the colouring is all wrong.

yeah i was thinking wolverine for a while then i consulted my big book o' animals and it does appear the colouring is wrong.

other guesses i would put forward ......

sable (martes zibellina) and
fisher (martes pennanti)

(actually the fisher may be it due to the chess reference)

Sir Cromulent Sparkles
19-03-2011, 06:01 PM
raccoon shouldnt be too far away, but im used to seeing those black streaks on each side of the face from the eyes spreading out towards the cheeks.

possibly a variant of the common raccoon.....

William AS
19-03-2011, 06:04 PM
On a different tack, How about a Raccoon Dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides)?

The face looks familiar but I have not been able to remember to what. :doh: Suspect Kevin is continuing with the cat theme but not with a feline. :hmm:

Kevin Bonham
19-03-2011, 06:46 PM
I thought about that when Kevin said I was close.

Not close taxonomically.

Wolverine is not that close taxonomically either, but it is extremely close in another way.

William AS may also be on to something.

Sir Cromulent Sparkles
19-03-2011, 07:03 PM
is this closer ?

http://i12.servimg.com/u/f12/09/00/23/54/cat0210.jpg

Denis_Jessop
19-03-2011, 07:04 PM
If it's not an Australian native furry thing I'll declare it black. :)

DJ

Kevin Bonham
19-03-2011, 07:54 PM
is this closer ?

No, that's Robert Smith from the Cure on a good hair day.

William AS
19-03-2011, 08:15 PM
Not close taxonomically.

Wolverine is not that close taxonomically either, but it is extremely close in another way.

William AS may also be on to something.

Definately not a pole dancer despite the faint scent of Chanel No 5. :hmm:

Jesper Norgaard
20-03-2011, 11:53 AM
Wolverine is not that close taxonomically either, but it is extremely close in another way.

Unfortunately that hint did not help me at all, just mystifying me.

First I thought it might be a Platypus that lost it's beak in the water ... :doh:

I found Southern hairy-nosed wombat, but that is too stocky to be it.
http://www.animalgame.com/play/ was sure it was a Bob cat! Of course that would not fit with a whole range of things when you compare appearances. I did have to answer a whole range of questions concerning it's tail, where I had to guess it had one, but not too big :uhoh:

During my search I found the Quokka and the Potoroo as possible but remotely plausible guesses.

I thought it might be marsupial after all, but had to fail a lot of guesses because none of them had ears that furry. Also the distinctive and long whiskers narrowed down the possible guesses.

Kevin, in what way does it match the wolverine? A subtler hint? Is it a predator or not? Or else I have to give up like Kramnik in the blindfold game against Magnus because I don't know where my pieces are on the board ...

Kevin Bonham
20-03-2011, 12:28 PM
Kevin, in what way does it match the wolverine? A subtler hint?

A label applied to it by humans is also sometimes applied to the wolverine.


Is it a predator or not?

It's omnivorous.

Rincewind
20-03-2011, 05:45 PM
A label applied to it by humans is also sometimes applied to the wolverine.

OK So the Wolverine is also known as the skunk bear so I assume you mean the bear moniker since it has a sharpish snout and a blackish nose. So is it some type of bear or is it more fiendish than that. Or is it a type skunk?

Kevin Bonham
20-03-2011, 06:49 PM
There is some sort of connection with the word "bear" but it is neither a bear nor a skunk.

Rincewind
20-03-2011, 06:51 PM
There is some sort of connection with the word "bear" but it is neither a bear nor a skunk.

I thought it looked a little like a red panda - apart from the colour.

Rincewind
20-03-2011, 06:58 PM
Is it a Binturong? AKA Asian Bearcat.

Rincewind
20-03-2011, 06:59 PM
I see it is! :)

http://chapmannews.wordpress.com/2010/02/17/jeff-corwin-and-his-furry-and-scaly-friends-this-wednesday/

Kevin Bonham
20-03-2011, 07:14 PM
Is it a Binturong? AKA Asian Bearcat.

Correct! Alex in the other place had "bearcat" some time ago but the judges were waiting for more information, since "bearcat" is also sometimes used for the wolverine.

Rincewind
20-03-2011, 08:11 PM
Correct! Alex in the other place had "bearcat" some time ago but the judges were waiting for more information, since "bearcat" is also sometimes used for the wolverine.

And (apparently) North American mountain lions. It is also the name of an iconic motorcar

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stutz_Bearcat

antichrist
20-03-2011, 09:09 PM
Correct! Alex in the other place had "bearcat" some time ago but the judges were waiting for more information, since "bearcat" is also sometimes used for the wolverine.

So Alex and myself were correct. Fancy him getting the drop on everyone.

And me allocating it to the cat family was a masterstroke, it's whiskers gave it away. Compared to the great cats it is definitely only a humble cat.

Kevin Bonham
20-03-2011, 10:19 PM
So Alex and myself were correct.

No, you were wrong. Alex may or may not have been correct depending on which "bearcat" he had in mind, which is unknowable.


And me allocating it to the cat family was a masterstroke, it's whiskers gave it away. Compared to the great cats it is definitely only a humble cat.

Once again AC displays his habit of boasting and claiming that he has got something right when in fact he is wrong.

Although often called a "bearcat" the binturong is not a cat at all and does not belong in the cat family. It in fact belongs to the family Viverridae which includes most of the civets, as well as the genets and linsangs (whatever they are).

Jesper Norgaard
21-03-2011, 01:25 AM
I woke up this morning with a vivid dream (as Kevin sometimes does). I was sure the avatar was a Photoshop creature between a Koala bear puppy with the whiskers of Kevin's cat added. It would explain a lot of things. I don't usually wake up from a dream with a vivid idea like that.

But I was caught by reality. You can't be right if you're wrong. Rincewind's link to the original article with the photo clinched it. If you are a fan of buttery popcorn and like the smell, the Binturong is definitely the pet for you. :D

Adamski
14-07-2011, 06:34 AM
It is if we say that it is. :lol:
What's the equation mean in your avatar RW?

Capablanca-Fan
14-07-2011, 08:32 AM
What's the equation mean in your avatar RW?
That's the Euler Equation, relating famous numbers i (the square root of -1), e (base of natural logs) and pi (ratio of circle's circumference to diameter).

Rincewind
14-07-2011, 10:40 AM
That's the Euler Equation, relating famous numbers i (the square root of -1), e (base of natural logs) and pi (ratio of circle's circumference to diameter).

That's correct. Unity and zero are also famous numbers being the multiplicative and additive identities (in C), respectively. (In other words: a x 1 = a, a + 0 = a).

Rincewind
14-07-2011, 10:49 AM
What's the equation mean in your avatar RW?

See Jono's response and my reply to the same. It is sometimes known as Euler's Identity which is a special case of Euler's Formula. However whether the formula or the identity should be attributed to Euler is a matter for some debate. Euler dominated c.18 mathematics and as a result has a lot of things named after him, some with very little justification. (There are many Euler Formulae and Euler Equations in fields a disparate as Fluid Dynamics, Geometry and Complex Analysis, which makes terminology confusing).

You can read more here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euler%27s_identity and here http://mathworld.wolfram.com/EulerFormula.html

Adamski
14-07-2011, 06:51 PM
Interesting stuff. Ta to both of you. A hard equation ti prove nethinks. I will check source of all kniwledge wikipedia! :evil:

antichrist
14-07-2011, 06:54 PM
if there was God what would be the formula be?

Adamski
14-07-2011, 06:55 PM
Interesting stuff. Ta to both of you. A hard equation ti prove nethinks. I will check source of all kniwledge wikipedia! :evil:
Looks like this special case of more general formula (with pi) can receive a QED.

Rincewind
14-07-2011, 08:25 PM
Interesting stuff. Ta to both of you. A hard equation ti prove nethinks. I will check source of all kniwledge wikipedia! :evil:

Not that hard to prove using Maclaurin series.

exp(z) = 1 + z/1! + z^2/2! + z^3/3! + ...,

by substituting z = ix (x real) and then collecting real and imaginary components

exp(ix) = (1 - x^2/2! + x^4/4! - ...) + i (x/1! - x^3/3! + x^5/5! - ...),

and on the right hand side we recognise the Maclaurin series for cosine and sine. Hence

exp(ix) = cos(x) + i sin(x),

substituting x = pi we obtain

exp(i pi) = -1 + i 0,

which can be rearranged to

exp(i pi) + 1 = 0.

Hobbes
14-07-2011, 09:19 PM
Wasn't this the formula in a language warning cartoon you linked to recently?


Not that hard to prove

In that spirit (language warning!)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TL6NY5lfBAg

Rincewind
14-07-2011, 10:37 PM
Wasn't this the formula in a language warning cartoon you linked to recently?

I believe it was. By coincidence I rewatched Beverly Hills Cop (I) recently.

Sir Cromulent Sparkles
14-07-2011, 11:35 PM
axel f in the house !

Rincewind
15-07-2011, 11:48 AM
In case anyone is trying to make sense of the posts above - avatar changed.

Adamski
16-07-2011, 01:11 AM
In case anyone is trying to make sense of the posts above - avatar changed.
Time for another explanation of your avatar then. And why the change? I found last one interesting.

Rincewind
16-07-2011, 10:18 AM
Time for another explanation of your avatar then. And why the change? I found last one interesting.

The last equation was beautiful but not that relevent to me. The present equation is useful as it is used to describe defusion processes like the transport of heat through a solid but it is the archtypal differential equation of a certain class (parabolic) and so it has wide application beyond just heat transport like statistical mechanics and finanical problems like pricing options, etc.

It also ties in to a running joke of mine where I claim to be lobbying for 2012 to be named the International Year of the Heat Equation. So I think I will keep this avatar (or something like it) for a while.

pappubahry
16-07-2011, 02:51 PM
I was so disappointed to find no Google results for 'international year of the heat equation'. :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :(

Rincewind
16-07-2011, 07:12 PM
I was so disappointed to find no Google results for 'international year of the heat equation'. :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :(

Just wait a few days... :whistle:

Adamski
16-07-2011, 11:33 PM
The last equation was beautiful but not that relevent to me. The present equation is useful as it is used to describe defusion processes like the transport of heat through a solid but it is the archtypal differential equation of a certain class (parabolic) and so it has wide application beyond just heat transport like statistical mechanics and finanical problems like pricing options, etc.

It also ties in to a running joke of mine where I claim to be lobbying for 2012 to be named the International Year of the Heat Equation. So I think I will keep this avatar (or something like it) for a while.
Thnaks, RW. Yes, your post will soon appear in any google search for the equation under International Year of the Heat Equation!

Kevin Bonham
15-12-2012, 10:13 PM
Sorry jumping spider had to jump away so soon but Mischa was complaining about me warning her in the shoutbox tonight and said:


If I dip my toe anywhere near Chesschat, it is like a Kevin shark

Went for the whale shark in honour of my postcount and because they're great; otherwise it would have been a wobbegong.

Sir Cromulent Sparkles
15-12-2012, 10:20 PM
Nice avatar

Capablanca-Fan
21-07-2015, 01:09 PM
Went for the whale shark in honour of my postcount and because they're great; otherwise it would have been a wobbegong.
Mrs and I went to the Georgia Aquarium (https://www.georgiaaquarium.org/conserve/research/whale-sharks) today with our granddaughters and their parents, and this has some whale sharks (three as far as I could tell) that kept slowly circling the enormous tank. So we could get plenty of side and bottom views.

Ian Murray
05-09-2017, 03:52 PM
3529

At first I though Rincewind's avatar was a Marie biscuit, but I've identified it at last - the Phaistos CD-ROM!

Frank
05-09-2017, 04:52 PM
3529

At first I though Rincewind's avatar was a Marie biscuit, but I've identified it at last - the Phaistos CD-ROM!

A Eureka moment!

Rincewind
05-09-2017, 05:50 PM
Must be time for a new avatar.

Frank
05-09-2017, 10:20 PM
Must be time for a new avatar.

But what?