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by ly_yng
Mon Sep 24, 2007 5:11 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Future Meetups... ?
Replies: 42
Views: 7564

Chicago!

Make it so.
by ly_yng
Fri Mar 30, 2007 6:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0242: "The Difference"
Replies: 70
Views: 24550

Yes!
by ly_yng
Mon Feb 12, 2007 5:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0222: "Small Talk"
Replies: 131
Views: 32455

I got bored with constantly answering "fine" so I've started using "still here." Throws people off a little the first time they hear it.
by ly_yng
Fri Jan 26, 2007 9:56 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Problem That Came Up in my Stats Class
Replies: 5
Views: 3365

I can see how that solution is essentially the same as splitting n non -distinct objects into m groups, but my issue has been finding out how to do it for distinct objects. So, for putting the objects abcd into two groups, there would be 3 ways to do two groups of two, and 4 ways to make a group of ...
by ly_yng
Fri Jan 26, 2007 8:23 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Problem That Came Up in my Stats Class
Replies: 5
Views: 3365

Problem That Came Up in my Stats Class

Hey, so I started thinking about this problem in my stats class a few weeks ago, and I still haven't really made any progress. How many ways are there to split m distinct objects into n distinct groups? n<=m, and all the groups need to have at least one object. Just looking for a simple, closed form...
by ly_yng
Fri Jan 12, 2007 7:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0192: "Working for Google"
Replies: 65
Views: 25538

hermaj wrote:SCRUBS FTW :D


I thought it was a Lewis Black joke first...
by ly_yng
Mon Jan 08, 2007 9:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0207: "What xkcd Means"
Replies: 482
Views: 75343

Am I the only one who makes sure to put their wallet/phone/keys/loose change in the exact same pocket every time? My wallet goes in my front right pocket. My cell phone, keys, and pen go in my front left pocket. I don't carry loose change. It's very carefully stacked up next to my computer, in four...
by ly_yng
Sat Jan 06, 2007 8:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0174: "That's What SHE Said"
Replies: 140
Views: 68682

LE4dGOLEM wrote:Trash like your mom's late commie lesbian's face australian incestual spambot FOX!


All the way to the bank!
by ly_yng
Sat Jan 06, 2007 8:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0206: "Reno Rhymes"
Replies: 217
Views: 75633

Mr. Jeff wrote:I shot a man in Reno... Well, that's really the whole story.


I shot Mr. Jeff in Reno, cause a slant rhyme shouldn't fly...
by ly_yng
Fri Jan 05, 2007 2:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0206: "Reno Rhymes"
Replies: 217
Views: 75633

I shot a man in Reno cause he used free verse.
by ly_yng
Tue Oct 31, 2006 6:56 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: A Monkey and a Typewriter
Replies: 66
Views: 24417

Umm... On second thought I seem not to have answered the question. abcdefghijk is more likely than abracadabra. I stand by that one. However, that doesn't answer the question of which one takes less time, on average. Going back to HH vs. TH again. HH can happen only one way, with two consecutive hea...
by ly_yng
Tue Oct 31, 2006 6:33 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: A Monkey and a Typewriter
Replies: 66
Views: 24417

I think I've got it. Phlip had the right idea with (1) TH vs (2) HH. The next step is allowing something like a third side to the coin, which you can call Q. Getting a Q is like resetting the order and starting from scratch. Even with the Q in there, a (1) TH is more likely to come up than a (2) HH,...
by ly_yng
Thu Oct 26, 2006 2:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0171: "String Theory"
Replies: 89
Views: 39729

People like to make fun of the "multiple dimensions" part of string theory, but that's actually a testable hypothesis that we'll have data on in two years or so as the LHC (Large Hadron Collider) goes online at CERN in Switzerland. There are a bunch of variations of the Standard Model that...
by ly_yng
Wed Oct 25, 2006 7:30 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Sweeps and Sleeps - a physics problem [SOLUTION]
Replies: 7
Views: 4418

edit: upon further review, I'm an idiot. damnit phlip, you're always right... edit #2: alright, I've got a better answer... Are we ready to break out equations? The Boris case is pretty easy. We assume the sled has friction on the surface (not the skates) and speeds up the snowflakes. With that said...

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