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  • Anduin
    You had the idea, You had the spark,
    You created a masterpiece, and captured my heart.
    February 14
    • deltago
      deltago
      Was that what was in that mason jar I nicked the last time, I thought it was raspberry jam.
  • Shandyr
    • CrevsDaak
      CrevsDaak
      Uhm, sir, you've got quite a mistake over there, inf+ isn't beyond inf, IT IS INSIDE IT!!! (since the latter encompasses both the former AND inf- which means it's "bigger" as well).
    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      I think that is the "joke", that one misunderstands the mathematical formula.
      I don't think I even know inf+ and inf-, but +inf and -inf only. Therefore with little to no mathematical background you could think that inf+ was something beyond inf.
    • CrevsDaak
      CrevsDaak
      That's my problem with math jokes, if they're wrong I think it's a mistake and just go ahead blame public education because what else could I possibly do? :p
    • CrevsDaak
      CrevsDaak
      Oh, the +inf and inf+ is just different notation. I've always used the former, even if it sometimes clashes a lil' bit with the arrow coming from the variable (-inf is usually a line that impaled a triangle, +inf also adds small straight segment to the brochette).
    • deltago
      deltago
      so, umm, is that a vote for ∞ plus/infinity +
    • wubble
      wubble
      Eeeek!

      Advanced maths!

      I thought I'd escaped it.
    • Skatan
      Skatan
      Lim means glue in Swedish.

      Math? There was math in that pic?
    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      "∞ +/ infinity +" not as in the meaning of "beyond infinity" because even the enhanced editions are not beyond the Infinity Engine. But "infinity +" as in an enhanced kind of infinity.
      But should Beamdog ever create their own engine then the name would fit all the more.
    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      I love how words in the nordic languages resemble German words. In German, "glue" is "Leim". So it's pretty much the same word as "Lim" in Swedish.
    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      Also, the magazine itself could be seen as an addition to the Infinity Engine games, hence the name "Infinity plus".
    • Skatan
      Skatan
      Yeah, all the nordic languages are very much based on the same language origins as german.
    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      Yep, for the longest time I didn't know that, but when I found out I was really excited. By the way, Skatan, is it true that Danish, Norwegians and Swedes understand each other without translating?
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      English is based on the same language roots as well, but good luck understanding each other there ;)
    • wubble
      wubble
      English has a large quantity of french from the normans though.
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      Wait, really? French seems wholly alien to me.
    • Anduin
      Anduin
      I spent three weeks in Norway and by the end of it I realised I could pretty much understand about 2 words out of 3... But I really had trouble trying to talk back... Everyone speaks English anyway if you shout loud enough...
    • wubble
      wubble
      @thacobell yeah, pretty much any word ending in tion is from french. Almost all of our latin roots come that way. My favourite example is that all the names for animals come from saxon but the meat from the same animals comes from french, only the lords regularly ate meat, the peasants were mostly vegetarian with the odd bird or rabbit thrown in.
    • mlnevese
      mlnevese
      Latin based languages are in a similar situation... I can pretty much understand most of what I listen or read in italian or spanish but I wouldn't try to speak in those languages...
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      I'm learning so much.
    • Skatan
      Skatan
      "By the way, Skatan, is it true that Danish, Norwegians and Swedes understand each other without translating?"
      Sorry for late reply, been working too much this week. Well it's kinda true. Some people will indeed understand but some accents within each country can be very thick and coarse, so makes it quite difficult. In most of the major cities, people talk a mixed accent making it less specific so it is easier to understand. But for people like me, who are notoriously bad at languages, I can't even understand some of the Swedish accents :-/ Especially the southerners. Their version of our common language is completely alien to me.
    • Skatan
      Skatan
      @Wubble: That comment about the animals and their respective meat was one of the most interresting and insightful comments I've ever read on internet. It's for gems like that I just love forums like this! Thank you!
    • RelSundan
      RelSundan
      Haha, so True Skatan. When I was really Young I met a kid from the south, who I played with. When I got home I told My mom I found a friend who spoke another language, but it Actually turned out that was just his accent. Hilarious.
    • wubble
      wubble
      @Skatan I'm glad you appreciated it :)
    • CrevsDaak
      CrevsDaak
      About accents... The other day I was coming back home from a party and I met an englishman. Yes sir, english folk in Buenos Aires. Had to ask him around 2 times of each thing he said to understand him o.0 He invited me and my friend a beer (it was around 7am mind you) but we just wanted to go home (besides I don't drink).