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Last posted Feb 27, 2012 at 03:35PM EST. Added Jan 31, 2012 at 01:08PM EST
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Annie Get Your Gun Challenge:

This is me collecting several Raman spectra of a tissue sample. In other words, I’m shooting a laser (the red blinking thing) at toilet paper. It’s dark because the mercury in the fluorescent lights interferes with the reading.

Any questions?

Feb 07, 2012 at 10:15PM EST
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Did you use a diode out of a dvd reader computer part to focus the light?

They got some good ones if I’m correct.

Last edited Feb 07, 2012 at 10:30PM EST
Feb 07, 2012 at 10:29PM EST

Sweatie Killer wrote:

Did you use a diode out of a dvd reader computer part to focus the light?

They got some good ones if I’m correct.

Nooooo, that’s a specialized Raman laser. The source is not the type that’s commercially available – for one thing, it’s way more powerful. The kind that will instantly blind you.

Feb 07, 2012 at 10:40PM EST
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opspe wrote:

Nooooo, that’s a specialized Raman laser. The source is not the type that’s commercially available – for one thing, it’s way more powerful. The kind that will instantly blind you.

So, tell me-

Did you find anything of interest in regards to the toilet paper? I’m just curious, as I often ponder things such as the crystallographic orientation of my hygiene products.

Feb 07, 2012 at 10:47PM EST
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Patrick wrote:

So, tell me-

Did you find anything of interest in regards to the toilet paper? I’m just curious, as I often ponder things such as the crystallographic orientation of my hygiene products.

(a) Paper isn’t a crystal.
(b) My research has to do with trying to find the spectral manifestation of tissue roughness, which has to do with fibre orientation and with contamination from lignins.

Feb 07, 2012 at 10:49PM EST
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Oh, no… He’s going to figure out that I don’t know anything about most forms of science… I need a distraction…

Knark Knark challenge:

Ah, Ratboy Genius… What a fantastic example of artistic creativity… The animation’s a little iffy, true, but look past what the art is, and look through to what the art means.

Just look at his outfit- reminiscent of Bart Simpson, thus giving the viewer a small sense of either nostalgia or some form of primal comfort, and his hat, a literal hat? Or a symbol for not letting the outside world into your mind?

Watching through Ratboy’s Kingdom, I’m in awe of the music. Really… It’s perfect in every sense of the word. His text to voice singing complements the bouncing piano, and the drums are always tight… As a musician, I really do have immense respect for the composer.

I’m unsure about what Ratboy symbolizes himself, though it’s plain to see that the Big Green Monster represents his inner fears, and that Summer Solstice Baby is his love, incarnate… Yes, even counting these semi-clichéd archetypes, the series has a plot that even the youngest of children could follow, and a storyline that would touch even the oldest heart. I don’t want to spoiler anyone, here, but in chapter 12 he made Summer Solstice Baby 3D… I… I teared up, guys… Not since Hanako’s story in Katawa Shoujo have I been so poignantly touched…

Some people become confused watching Ratboy’s Kingdom… I’m not sure how that’s possible… It has a solid, consistent story filled to the brim with plot twists and character development.

The thing that truly takes my breath away is the background contrast… Seeing Ratboy wander the streets is amazing. I dare you to find anything that comes even remotely close to having backgrounds as perfect as RG’s.

I could spend all night describing Ratboy Genius, but the best thing you can do is just watch it for yourself. In closing, I just want to say… Beauty, you have a name, and that name is

Ratboy Genius.

Feb 07, 2012 at 11:26PM EST
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RICE 2 EAT U LOL Challenge: Donate 100000 grains of rice total for your team on freerice.com

Fear our awesome rice! DESU DESU DESU DESU

Contributor       Score
suiseiseki       35990
opspe       21470
SSBMMasta       15180
Blue Screen of Death       14440
charmalandosaur       6500
Brucker       5290
Sparty McFly       1190
Cpt Falcon       470
papaphill       120
GriM_ _ReapeR       80

Total: 100730

Last edited Feb 08, 2012 at 03:02AM EST
Feb 08, 2012 at 02:55AM EST
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opspe wrote:

Nooooo, that’s a specialized Raman laser. The source is not the type that’s commercially available – for one thing, it’s way more powerful. The kind that will instantly blind you.

I just know how to make really powerful pointer lasers out of those little dingy things used to troll teachers, but still man I am impressed with your video, wish I could understand it better.

mind=blwon

Last edited Feb 08, 2012 at 07:03AM EST
Feb 08, 2012 at 06:59AM EST

Well, it’s been over 24 hours since the last completed challenge.

I’m closing the contest down.

Everyone has 24 hours to do any more challenges they wish, then it’s lights out.

Thanks.

Feb 10, 2012 at 02:21PM EST
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Thank god.

How long are we gonna have the titles? A week? A month?

Last edited Feb 10, 2012 at 03:19PM EST
Feb 10, 2012 at 03:18PM EST
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Wait, what? What happened to the Meme SAT Challenge? I was really looking forward to that!

Feb 10, 2012 at 07:24PM EST
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Brucker wrote:

Wait, what? What happened to the Meme SAT Challenge? I was really looking forward to that!

Oh yeah. Whoops.

We never did that because we couldn’t find a survey host for the questions we had so we kinda scrapped it. I’m sorry.

Feb 10, 2012 at 07:46PM EST
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can we have the titles forever, but be able to turn them off?

Feb 10, 2012 at 07:55PM EST
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uglidoll wrote:

can we have the titles forever, but be able to turn them off?

We’re now gonna give everyone crappy titles that you’ll never be able to turn off.

Feb 10, 2012 at 08:11PM EST
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What are the titles that the losers are getting?

Feb 10, 2012 at 08:14PM EST
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Piano wrote:

What are the titles that the losers are getting?

I think RandomMan’s Bitches?

Feb 10, 2012 at 08:23PM EST
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finally! I was able to get that to work!

Last edited Feb 10, 2012 at 09:26PM EST
Feb 10, 2012 at 09:22PM EST
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Pony Persecution Challenge

“It has become increasingly apparent that the persecution of a small yet zealous group is becoming a problem within our society. This group, known only as Bronies, has persisted through out the last few months as a following of a show dedicated to horses and their companionship which is viewed as sorcery. This wonderful and tame group is under the threat of extinction by the aggression of their peers, primarily on the internet. We cannot simply stand by and watch as they fade from existence. We must protect their rights and respect their sexuality. Please, lend your support to this cause and make it known that this is a very real issue within our society.”

Feb 11, 2012 at 01:01PM EST
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We now interrupt this thread with some very unimportant news.
Challenges completed per player.


Circle Team
Suiseiseki: 18
Aristocatification: 12
opspe: 10
Brucker: 9
DPF: 6
Mr. J: 6
uglidoll: 5
Charmalandosaur:3
Patrick: 3
papaphill: 3
Sparty: 1
BSoD: 1
Team effort: 6


Triangle Team
Philip J. Fry: 16 HAPPY PHILIP? STOP BOTHERING ME FOR THIS
Alex: 6
burning_pheonix: 5
CitationNeeded: 4
madcat: 3
ItizPWNED: 2
Kalmo: 2
Syndic: 2
Vasquez: 2
Wsxdas: 2
Verbose: 2
StJimmy: 1
RussianFedora: 1
Dinner:1
Teh Brawler: 1
Team effort: 1


I also wanted to post names who didn’t do any challenges but figured that will be too mean. And I might have counted the same challenge twice by mistake, but who cares.


EDIT: And stop bothering me in the IRC about it. I don’t know what I missed.

Last edited Feb 11, 2012 at 01:43PM EST
Feb 11, 2012 at 01:15PM EST
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Will their be another of these? I was really disappointed that I missed out and would really like to participate.

Feb 11, 2012 at 01:25PM EST
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Mister J wrote:

We now interrupt this thread with some very unimportant news.
Challenges completed per player.


Circle Team
Suiseiseki: 18
Aristocatification: 12
opspe: 10
Brucker: 9
DPF: 6
Mr. J: 6
uglidoll: 5
Charmalandosaur:3
Patrick: 3
papaphill: 3
Sparty: 1
BSoD: 1
Team effort: 6


Triangle Team
Philip J. Fry: 16 HAPPY PHILIP? STOP BOTHERING ME FOR THIS
Alex: 6
burning_pheonix: 5
CitationNeeded: 4
madcat: 3
ItizPWNED: 2
Kalmo: 2
Syndic: 2
Vasquez: 2
Wsxdas: 2
Verbose: 2
StJimmy: 1
RussianFedora: 1
Dinner:1
Teh Brawler: 1
Team effort: 1


I also wanted to post names who didn’t do any challenges but figured that will be too mean. And I might have counted the same challenge twice by mistake, but who cares.


EDIT: And stop bothering me in the IRC about it. I don’t know what I missed.

Yes. Yes I am.

^_^

Feb 11, 2012 at 01:41PM EST
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Dis-I-Like Challenge: Get more thumbs down on a single Youtube comment then the opposing team can.

So yeah…I made a comment under this video , and apparently it got downvoted several times , as you can see here ( “Dieser Kommentar hat zu viele negative Bewertungen erhalten.” is german and means something like “This comment has received too many negative reviews.”)

The problem is that you can’t see how many times the comment actually got downvoted, so I’m not sure how we will decide which team is going to win this challenge (if the other team posts for this challenge)…

Last edited Feb 11, 2012 at 01:54PM EST
Feb 11, 2012 at 01:53PM EST
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Mister J wrote:

We now interrupt this thread with some very unimportant news.
Challenges completed per player.


Circle Team
Suiseiseki: 18
Aristocatification: 12
opspe: 10
Brucker: 9
DPF: 6
Mr. J: 6
uglidoll: 5
Charmalandosaur:3
Patrick: 3
papaphill: 3
Sparty: 1
BSoD: 1
Team effort: 6


Triangle Team
Philip J. Fry: 16 HAPPY PHILIP? STOP BOTHERING ME FOR THIS
Alex: 6
burning_pheonix: 5
CitationNeeded: 4
madcat: 3
ItizPWNED: 2
Kalmo: 2
Syndic: 2
Vasquez: 2
Wsxdas: 2
Verbose: 2
StJimmy: 1
RussianFedora: 1
Dinner:1
Teh Brawler: 1
Team effort: 1


I also wanted to post names who didn’t do any challenges but figured that will be too mean. And I might have counted the same challenge twice by mistake, but who cares.


EDIT: And stop bothering me in the IRC about it. I don’t know what I missed.

bitch please, i did 4 ;)

Feb 11, 2012 at 02:38PM EST

All right everyone. Time’s up.

Final Score:

Circle: 81
Triangle: 51

The MVP of the contest is Suiseiseki. Please stay tuned for updates on prizes, as they require help from the KYM crew which are off on weekends I’m pretty sure.

Thank you very much to everyone who has participated in this or any previous CBCs as I am personally never going to host one again. You guys are what make these things possible.

And a very special thanks to Random Man and Amandab for being huge helps throughout this whole contest.

Have a great day.

Feb 11, 2012 at 03:23PM EST
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Wait….it’s over?

It’s…..over?

BUT I WAS STILL WORKING ON SOME THINGS! :(

Oh well, at least RandomMan doesn’t have those incriminating photographs (for blackmail purposes) of me doing the This Gets My DICK Hard Challenge.

Feb 11, 2012 at 03:49PM EST
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Wait, over?! But what about this? Or this picture?

Or my nasty dinner last night of five hot dogs and a bag of Cheetos that I filmed? (oog.)

Oh, well, at least I didn’t have to do push-ups.

Good work everyone!

Last edited Jan 15, 2013 at 04:36AM EST
Feb 11, 2012 at 04:26PM EST
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Oh, and other last-minute business:

Did we get the point for our auto-play? Did the other team manage one? What was the solution and result of the “On Commission Challenge”? Most importantly, can Philip and I change our avatars now? (I’m going to assume the answer to the last one is “yes”.)

Feb 11, 2012 at 04:32PM EST
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Welp, I was useless.

Sorry.

Last edited Feb 11, 2012 at 04:38PM EST
Feb 11, 2012 at 04:38PM EST

Mister J wrote:

We now interrupt this thread with some very unimportant news.
Challenges completed per player.


Circle Team
Suiseiseki: 18
Aristocatification: 12
opspe: 10
Brucker: 9
DPF: 6
Mr. J: 6
uglidoll: 5
Charmalandosaur:3
Patrick: 3
papaphill: 3
Sparty: 1
BSoD: 1
Team effort: 6


Triangle Team
Philip J. Fry: 16 HAPPY PHILIP? STOP BOTHERING ME FOR THIS
Alex: 6
burning_pheonix: 5
CitationNeeded: 4
madcat: 3
ItizPWNED: 2
Kalmo: 2
Syndic: 2
Vasquez: 2
Wsxdas: 2
Verbose: 2
StJimmy: 1
RussianFedora: 1
Dinner:1
Teh Brawler: 1
Team effort: 1


I also wanted to post names who didn’t do any challenges but figured that will be too mean. And I might have counted the same challenge twice by mistake, but who cares.


EDIT: And stop bothering me in the IRC about it. I don’t know what I missed.

We have to double check this of course, but this will be the people that actually get a prize. I’m not really in a mood to give people who didn’t do anything a prize. Helping in the forums also counts, but there are limits.


@Brucker & Philip

Yeah, contest’s over. So you can change your avatar back.

Feb 11, 2012 at 04:39PM EST
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we won?!?! :D

Feb 11, 2012 at 05:11PM EST

Sigh…

Congratulations, and what not…

EDIT: Holy shitfuck, 30 points? Srsly?

Last edited Feb 11, 2012 at 05:52PM EST
Feb 11, 2012 at 05:50PM EST
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It’s not all bad, Trianglebros. At least the mystery behind Suiseiseki’s gender is now solved.

Feb 11, 2012 at 05:54PM EST
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Piano wrote:

It’s not all bad, Trianglebros. At least the mystery behind Suiseiseki’s gender is now solved.

It was a mystery? I showed myself several times when I joined. I guess no one remembered.

Feb 11, 2012 at 05:58PM EST
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Suiseiseki     wrote:

It was a mystery? I showed myself several times when I joined. I guess no one remembered.

YOU NEVER TOLD ME WHEN I ASKED.

Feb 11, 2012 at 06:01PM EST
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Aristocatification aka Lolishiiit wrote:

Papaphill’s push up’s.

PAPAPHILL HAS A HEAD?

Feb 11, 2012 at 06:06PM EST
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Mister J wrote:

PAPAPHILL HAS A HEAD?

I asked him this earlier and he said it was a prosthetic.

Feb 11, 2012 at 06:09PM EST
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Suiseiseki     wrote:

Lies!

How coincidental (Or possibly a joke stemming from your memory), as your avatar, at the time I asked you the question, was Suiseiseki yelling “Lies!”, in parody of a different anime.

Feb 11, 2012 at 06:16PM EST
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Piano wrote:

How coincidental (Or possibly a joke stemming from your memory), as your avatar, at the time I asked you the question, was Suiseiseki yelling “Lies!”, in parody of a different anime.

Feb 11, 2012 at 06:21PM EST
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