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by Cuton
Thu Dec 06, 2007 7:25 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Favorite math software (Numerical, graphical, or CAS)
Replies: 21
Views: 2905

Re: Favorite math software (Numerical, graphical, or CAS)

Cplex/AMPL for solving large linear/integer programs. I could use Matlab in my other classes but it's not a necessity...

Cuton
by Cuton
Thu Oct 25, 2007 3:57 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Operational Research Grad School?
Replies: 1
Views: 863

Operational Research Grad School?

I'll spare you the mundane details, let's just say I'm shopping around for grad work in Operations research, any of you have related experience/knowledge of this field? Know good places to go? Know good people to talk to?

Thanks ahead of time,
Cuton
by Cuton
Wed Oct 24, 2007 6:58 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Lowest price auctions PUZZLE
Replies: 58
Views: 14917

Re: Lowest price auctions PUZZLE

Hey, sorry to necro this topic but I've just had this "problem" come up during one of my classes and thought you guys may find that sort of interesting. Here's the write-up: (don't worry, I waited to post this here until the relevant work was handed in) Write-up and the code that goes with...
by Cuton
Thu Aug 16, 2007 5:52 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Perfect Pitch
Replies: 44
Views: 5730

The *only* definition of perfect pitch I agree with is being able to sing any note on cue, and well tuned. I.e. you can give a 440 out of the blue and it won't be a 441 or a 439. Aparently people who have perfect pitch get easily annoyed with anything that's not well tuned (even if it's just a solo ...
by Cuton
Thu Aug 16, 2007 3:34 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Perfect Pitch
Replies: 44
Views: 5730

Yeah, my vocal teacher always stressed the importance of being able to sing a song using only the intervals as a reference. I.e. start singing the song from a random starting note using the intervals and not the name of the notes you're trying to sing as a reference. That way you know the song way b...
by Cuton
Thu Aug 16, 2007 1:45 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Unusual musical instruments
Replies: 29
Views: 5372

My brother built himself a brass instrument, he bought an old trumpet from our old high school then used copper tubing in various lengths and created a bassoon look alike brass instrument. It used a french horn mouth piece and he was able to get a really nice spread of notes using alot of math and p...
by Cuton
Thu Aug 16, 2007 1:38 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Perfect Pitch
Replies: 44
Views: 5730

Perfect pitch is definately a curse for musicians. As ren said, nothing is ever perfectly tuned (after 3-4 minutes of play an instrument heats up and there goes tuning! oh noes!). I can "hear" a fairly well tuned Bb below the center C (I learnt music in french and I don't recall what all t...
by Cuton
Thu Aug 16, 2007 1:02 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Canadian Health Care
Replies: 146
Views: 14566

I love the Canadian Healthcare system but I hate how Canadians use it. Because the system is free, you get alot of people whom would otherwise take some nyquil and get over their sore throat, instead showing up to their doctors to have themselves checked out. The doctor invariably tells them "y...
by Cuton
Wed Aug 15, 2007 4:40 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Lyrics that really speak to you
Replies: 89
Views: 11687

Song I heard lately that I've since been hearing in my head constantly... Johnny Cash - I Hung My Head Early one morning With time to kill I borrowed Jebb's rifle And sat on a hill I saw a lone rider Crossing the plain I drew a bead on him To practice my aim My brother's rifle Went off in my hand A ...
by Cuton
Wed Aug 15, 2007 4:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14355
Views: 1443620

Alisto wrote:What's bad is when I start deciding I need ridiculously specialized tools. "Why yes, I do need a 112-piece left-handed thread tap and die set!"


I would disown you if you said you didn't need the 112 piece set. Every man needs such things.

Cuton
by Cuton
Wed Aug 15, 2007 2:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14355
Views: 1443620

Yeah, my dad's good wrenches are all 20+ years old. I was fortunate to inherit a very nice tool box from my grandfather when he passed, nothing beats a box of old, worn and proven tools.

Cuton
by Cuton
Wed Aug 15, 2007 2:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3526455

Hehe, I realised after I posted that something like that would be comming my way :P

Cuton
by Cuton
Wed Aug 15, 2007 2:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14355
Views: 1443620

Oh man, power tool brands, there's something I could go on forever about. Makita is definately my favourite brand though. You can't kill a makita tool even if you try real hard.

Cuton
by Cuton
Wed Aug 15, 2007 2:03 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3526455

I always refer to myself as Awesome. It's a pretty broad term and can be used for just about every good quality you can think of.

You heard it here first, I'm fucking Awesome.

Cuton
by Cuton
Wed Aug 15, 2007 1:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14355
Views: 1443620

My dad and I fully renovated our current house when he bought it (we basically gutted one room at a time to just bare studs and redrywalled, painted, refloored and such every room. Changed the floor plan the bathrooms and the kitchen so some plumbing was in order and installed gas stove, and clothes...
by Cuton
Wed Aug 15, 2007 1:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I am now officially a disgruntled employee.
Replies: 37
Views: 3701

This sounds alot like what happened to one of my friends, he was a dev/sys admin, his supervisor quit over management issues. When the new person comes in they cut his pay and hired new people while asking him to train the new people, at this point, alarm bells go off, he fires off his resume to oth...
by Cuton
Tue Aug 14, 2007 2:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Siblings
Replies: 60
Views: 5626

I'm the younger of two boys (about 2 years difference between us) and wouldn't change a thing. Sure we fought somewhat when we were kids and disagreed as teens but on the overall, we got along pretty well. Played video games and sports together. My mother ran a daycare from our house so we always ha...
by Cuton
Fri Aug 10, 2007 1:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3526455

Drug lingo is soooo varied. I know most of the terms from some of my friends being heavy users, but still, I feel like a dumbass when people start talking drugs most times (although technically, that's not really a bad thing I guess.)

Cuton
by Cuton
Fri Aug 10, 2007 1:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3526455

I have a small wallet, it's really small. I keep 8 cards and a few bills in there (I don't carry cash much, debit or credit serve me well enough!) Thus front pocket on the right side has the tiny wallet and the ipod (nano) and the left side has cell phone + house key. My ass is better off now, espec...
by Cuton
Fri Aug 10, 2007 12:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Fall Schedules
Replies: 58
Views: 6195

My senior year in University, good times! CO 370 Deterministic OR Models An applications-oriented course that illustrates how various mathematical models and methods of optimization can be used to solve problems arising in business, industry and science. This class is basically solving stuff using l...
by Cuton
Thu Aug 09, 2007 7:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14355
Views: 1443620

On the subject of sports, which ones are manly? I'd say hockey is manly, and so is lacrosse...

Cuton
by Cuton
Thu Aug 09, 2007 6:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14355
Views: 1443620

My chicken friend here does not know what you're talking about.

Cuton
by Cuton
Thu Aug 09, 2007 6:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14355
Views: 1443620

Is it necrophilia when you have sex with a dead animal or is it just wrong?

Cuton
by Cuton
Thu Aug 09, 2007 6:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14355
Views: 1443620

I don't think it's necrophilia... I mean, we're talking about... oh nevermind.

Cuton
by Cuton
Thu Aug 09, 2007 6:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14355
Views: 1443620

This thread got wierd... let's talk bacon again.

Cuton
by Cuton
Thu Aug 09, 2007 1:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14355
Views: 1443620

I was actually thinking of it being driveable. I have big plans.

Cuton
by Cuton
Thu Aug 09, 2007 1:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14355
Views: 1443620

So my plan to turn an oldschool vw beetle into a mobile grilling station would actualy have the bonus of attracting the fairer sex? I was sure it was a good idea because of the grilling potential, but this new information is interesting...

Cuton
by Cuton
Thu Aug 09, 2007 12:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What can xkcd do for YOU?
Replies: 217
Views: 16968

It sounds alot cooler than it actually is.

Cuton
by Cuton
Thu Aug 09, 2007 12:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What can xkcd do for YOU?
Replies: 217
Views: 16968

thedufer, for some reason, I sign my posts because I think of them like I think of letters, even though you KNOW all along it's me that wrote the post, I still need to add my name at the bottom to make it MY POST...

Cuton
by Cuton
Thu Aug 09, 2007 12:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Being an adult-has it happened to you?
Replies: 125
Views: 11238

Getting a letter from our family lawyer about setting up my will... that kinda caught me by surprise and got me thinking... damn, I'm actually worth money now!

Cuton
by Cuton
Thu Aug 09, 2007 12:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What can xkcd do for YOU?
Replies: 217
Views: 16968

I can be the Tenor!

I can optimize your supply/demand lines for... optimal flow.
I also have skills in the handy-man department, having renovated the house I live in from top to bottom. Started making furniture last year (finally got a good table saw), nice deck chairs are fuuuun.

Cuton
by Cuton
Wed Aug 08, 2007 5:10 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Forum Chess!
Replies: 17
Views: 4042

r n b q k b . r p p p p p . p p . . . . . . . . . . . n P p . . . . . P . . . . . . . . . . . . P P P . . P P P R N B Q K B N R Qh5+ So: 1.e4 f5 2.d4 nf6 3.e5 nd5 4.Qh5+ r n b q k b . r p p p p p . p p . . . . . . . . . . . n P p . Q . . . P . . . . . . . . . . . . P P P . . P P P R N B . K B N R C...
by Cuton
Wed Aug 08, 2007 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Forum Chess!
Replies: 17
Views: 4042

It's actually not that bad a move keo, the strading your king pawn on the f file gives you little to no strategic advantage and black's next moves would have opened up the bishop to just eat the pawn anyways. Ignoring the pawn and taking the oportunity to establish centre position is a good way to g...
by Cuton
Wed Aug 08, 2007 2:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14355
Views: 1443620

I believe I may have found a candidate for man of the year... http://www.bsbrewing.com/blog/?p=261

Sweet mother of bacon, he's a genius.

Cuton
by Cuton
Wed Aug 08, 2007 2:30 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Forum Chess!
Replies: 17
Views: 4042

Generally you want to keep your d-e row pawns in place as much as possible, the alternative move for black now is to double up his e-pawns which is also not ideal. as for the game: r n b q k b n r p p p p p . p p . . . . . . . . . . . . . p . . . . . P P . . . . . . . . . . . P P P . . P P P R N B Q...
by Cuton
Wed Aug 08, 2007 1:47 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Forum Chess!
Replies: 17
Views: 4042

I can't seem to use that chessboard without my eyes bleeding, thus I propose we use a simpler layout (that had been previously used) Uppercase is white, lower black. Quote the previous person's board layout then your move and the final layout after you move: r n b q k b n r p p p p p p p p . . . . ....
by Cuton
Tue Aug 07, 2007 7:08 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Scrubs
Replies: 124
Views: 20267

Dr.Cox is not a jerk. He subscribes to the "tough love" philosophy but he's not out to make people cry for the sake of making people cry. (It's what I tell myself so that I can maintain my boy-crush on him and such...)

Cuton
by Cuton
Tue Aug 07, 2007 5:08 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Linguistic strangeness
Replies: 119
Views: 24329

On the subject of french "borrowing" Enlgish words, it's interesting to note that in Canada, french speakers try to not use english words literally in "proper" speech, I.e. a parking lot is un stationement, whereas the French use le parking. I think it's pretty funny that the Fre...
by Cuton
Tue Aug 07, 2007 3:22 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Need more books similar to my favorites
Replies: 27
Views: 5896

Childhood's End. It will rock your world.

Cuton
by Cuton
Mon Aug 06, 2007 7:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The UnManly Confessionals Thread
Replies: 79
Views: 7565

Yarr! Being one of less than 10 guys in a 60 person choir in high school did have some very positive benifits.

Cuton

P.S. Soprano's have more fun... :P

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