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by floyd4one
Mon Aug 11, 2008 8:35 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Find the 6th number
Replies: 60
Views: 9320

Re: Find the 6th number

There is a middle ground, though, between "stupid arbitrary polynomial" and "just a different answer than they wanted". There are hundreds of sequences containing "1, 2, 3, 4". (Though, granted, a lot of them do indeed follow it with 5), and none of them that I saw bro...
by floyd4one
Mon Apr 07, 2008 4:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0407: "Cheap GPS"
Replies: 99
Views: 24066

Re: "Cheap GPS" Discussion

I am really liking the many uses of the color gr(e|a)y in this comic. gr a y, definitely gr a y. i had to program a navigation routine for an autonomous robot based only on GPS data, and let me tell you if your only commands are left, right or straight, you basically end up going in circles forever...
by floyd4one
Fri Jan 18, 2008 5:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0372: "To Be Wanted"
Replies: 143
Views: 24843

Re: To Be Wanted Discussion

....... I don't get it? I thought of it as (in Pseudo Code): object Girl { dreamOf(Guy guy){ guy.dreamOf(this); } } object Guy { dreamOf(Girl girl){ girl.dreamOf(this); } } Must you objectify women like so?? And men too?? Besides your code would cause the stack to overflow... Also i just figured it...
by floyd4one
Wed Jan 09, 2008 5:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0368: "Bass"
Replies: 132
Views: 37286

Re: "Bass" discussion

isn't it Macarena?
by floyd4one
Sat Dec 15, 2007 1:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0357: "Flies"
Replies: 105
Views: 22321

Re: "Flies" Discussion

I suggested putting a soda bottle on its side in one of the lower racks. "Oh, I can't do that. Then the soda would fizz up!" This one actually might have some merit. On the side, the air-soda interface is larger in area which (if you're far from equilibrium) could speed up the decarbonati...
by floyd4one
Fri Dec 14, 2007 8:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0356: "Nerd Sniping"
Replies: 376
Views: 169349

Re: "Nerd Sniping" Discussion

GRRR all these people who don't read before posting.... The fact that the actual solution has already been posted in this thread several times, including that exact link once, makes this comment all the funnier. if you would like to go back to page one, you will see that indeed both were posted the...
by floyd4one
Fri Dec 14, 2007 7:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0357: "Flies"
Replies: 105
Views: 22321

Re: "Flies" Discussion

Apparently, if you get your tongue stuck to a frozen pole, you shouldn't struggle (no duh) or try and use your saliva as it will just freeze, but you should just apply your hands to the pole* near your tongue in an attempt to try and thaw out the pole. And if that fails, without some warm water, yo...
by floyd4one
Fri Dec 14, 2007 7:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0356: "Nerd Sniping"
Replies: 376
Views: 169349

Re: "Nerd Sniping" Discussion

GRRR all these people who don't read before posting.... Here's the link to the ANALYTICAL SOLUTION of the problem worked out: http://www.geocities.com/frooha/grid/node2.html If you want to skip the derivation and jump to solving the problem scroll down to equation 37. M=1, N=2. Use the simplificatio...
by floyd4one
Wed Dec 12, 2007 6:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0356: "Nerd Sniping"
Replies: 376
Views: 169349

Re: Resistance is futile...

The answere is 0 there are always a greater or equal number of length path (series) (i.e. 3 paths 3 long, 7 5 long ect.)that add to greater then 1 (parrallel) this goes on infinitly (infinite grid) adding up to infinite inverse an infinite and you get 0. :D But who's gonna be making sure the electr...
by floyd4one
Wed Dec 12, 2007 6:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0356: "Nerd Sniping"
Replies: 376
Views: 169349

Re: "Nerd Sniping" Discussion

Hmm... is this by any chance the Classhole? ( http://xkcd.com/72/ for those of you who don't remember) I mean, he's got a top hat and everything. This latest endeavor seems to suit him. I feel like the guy with the top hat is the same dude for all the different strips that have a guy with a top hat...
by floyd4one
Wed Dec 12, 2007 6:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0356: "Nerd Sniping"
Replies: 376
Views: 169349

Re: All that math for nothing (0) XD

The answere is 0 there are always a greater or equal number of length path (series) (i.e. 3 paths 3 long, 7 5 long ect.)that add to greater then 1 (parrallel) this goes on infinitly (infinite grid) adding up to infinite inverse an infinite and you get 0. :D But who's gonna be making sure the electr...
by floyd4one
Wed Dec 12, 2007 6:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0356: "Nerd Sniping"
Replies: 376
Views: 169349

Re: "Nerd Sniping" Discussion

You know if xkcd has this kind of motivating power, Randall ought to put it to good use. For example slip in a subtle problem that is equivalent to a proof of NP-completeness or some other intractable task... within hours of being posted someone on the fora might have a solution! :shock:
by floyd4one
Wed Dec 12, 2007 6:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0356: "Nerd Sniping"
Replies: 376
Views: 169349

Re: "Nerd Sniping" Discussion

spoiler'd cause it has the answer. beat ya to it 8) That was from mathematica. I realise you beat me too it. I thought I'd show the mathematica solution though ;) Showing your work is highly overrated :lol: In fact it's that kind of extra split-second dilly-dallying that gets you hit by a bus... *z...
by floyd4one
Wed Dec 12, 2007 6:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0356: "Nerd Sniping"
Replies: 376
Views: 169349

Re: "Nerd Sniping" Discussion

[quote="Hit3k"]spoiler'd cause it has the answer.
beat ya to it 8)
by floyd4one
Wed Dec 12, 2007 5:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0356: "Nerd Sniping"
Replies: 376
Views: 169349

Re: "Nerd Sniping" Discussion

bjswift wrote:I had this on my 2nd semester physics class midterm. There's a pretty simple, elegant solution to it but I don't remember what it is. Prolly somewhere on the interwebs.


Fermat? Is that you??

ep103 wrote:edit: this comes out to sqrt(10)/pi ohms


Oh so close but not quite right :roll:
by floyd4one
Wed Dec 12, 2007 5:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0356: "Nerd Sniping"
Replies: 376
Views: 169349

Re: "Nerd Sniping" Discussion

It looks like a preturbative problem to me . . . of course, I'm not as clear on the technical end of that as I'd like, so, somebody please feel free to correct me. Actually this problem is solved using a 2D Fourier series. I'm guessing the answer is between 2/pi Ohms and 8/3pi Ohms (the solutions b...
by floyd4one
Wed Dec 05, 2007 7:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0353: "Python"
Replies: 241
Views: 55919

Re: "Python" discussion

Satertek wrote:At work tip: Python website is .org NOT .com. :shock:


wow... indeed.

also Whitespace is a favorite of mine.
by floyd4one
Fri Nov 16, 2007 5:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0345: "1337: Part 5"
Replies: 136
Views: 34526

Re: "1337: Part 5" Discussion

also "next decade are so"
by floyd4one
Thu Nov 15, 2007 6:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0344: "1337: Part 4"
Replies: 118
Views: 23154

Re: "1337: Part 4" Discussion

Could you have posted more than a one-word comment? Seriously, did the "All the speed thread posting can fuck right off" fail to register with you? That being said, I love where this comic is going. Well, I don't honestly think anything but 'Awesome' can be said about Stallman. He's real ...
by floyd4one
Wed Nov 14, 2007 5:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0343: "1337: Part 3"
Replies: 78
Views: 17404

Re: "1337: Part 3" Discussion

jima wrote:"Nowhere Special" seems like it would make a nice SSID.


...or maybe "NSA Headquarters"?
by floyd4one
Wed Oct 31, 2007 6:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0336: "Priorities"
Replies: 141
Views: 27102

Re: "Priorities" Discussion

University of Michigan gives out Es. I believe it's E for "Eh".

On a side note for apostrophe Nazis out there: don't you hate it when people incorrectly write A's instead of As and 1990's etc... drives me nuts.

On a different side note: Godwin's law.
by floyd4one
Fri Oct 19, 2007 4:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0331: "Photoshops"
Replies: 113
Views: 28510

Re: "Photoshops" Discussion

by the way totally amazed that i managed to start the thread before anyone else.

i can see how this might be fun in say the Guggenheim or Louvre :o
by floyd4one
Fri Oct 19, 2007 4:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0331: "Photoshops"
Replies: 113
Views: 28510

0331: "Photoshops"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/photoshops.png alt text: When I look into your eyes, I see JPEG artifacts. I can tell by the pixels that we're wrong for each other. http://xkcd.com/331/ i almost fell out of my chair when i read the alt text :P seriously though, i hate when people misuse JPEGs, either o...
by floyd4one
Wed Jul 25, 2007 5:42 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What did you study?
Replies: 89
Views: 13017

physics, math and cs for bachelors, going for masters and phd in physics
by floyd4one
Wed Jul 25, 2007 5:18 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Entertain us - win a ticket
Replies: 96
Views: 25371

well i guess i missed the finalist selection so it don't matter none
by floyd4one
Wed Jul 25, 2007 5:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0294: "Bookstore"
Replies: 144
Views: 31199

(Reference: I finished Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in an hour. Granted, that's an easy read children's book, but still... ) 752 pages ( mass market paperback version ) in 60 minutes is about 12.53 pages per minute. You were reading a page every 4.79 seconds? Wow. that's close to the world r...
by floyd4one
Tue Jul 24, 2007 1:13 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Entertain us - win a ticket
Replies: 96
Views: 25371

it's inflatable and i'm resourceful ;-)
by floyd4one
Mon Jul 23, 2007 11:08 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Entertain us - win a ticket
Replies: 96
Views: 25371

if i win i would bring a HUMAN-SIZED HAMSTER BALL to the meetup! (no Wayne Coyne, sorry) i know it's no photoshopped pictures, but it'll be loads of fun to crowdsurf with other xkcd folk. it even goes on water!
by floyd4one
Sat Jul 21, 2007 9:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0292: "Goto"
Replies: 157
Views: 44580

creaothceann wrote:
Belial wrote:Carry on, then.

Please, no assembler jokes.


Real men program for the 8085 (...and maybe the PowerPC)! :twisted: None of your high-level layer-of-abstraction raptor-attack-incurring GOTO hijinks...

Code: Select all

JNK 0002


:P
by floyd4one
Fri Jul 13, 2007 10:56 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Entertain us - win a ticket
Replies: 96
Views: 25371

Ren wrote:Ren's reason for winning ticket: My birthday is on the 22nd.


Mine is on the 23rd. Really!

EDIT: removed promise that couldn't be kept. back to the drawing board.
by floyd4one
Fri Jul 13, 2007 10:42 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Car Pooling
Replies: 90
Views: 22934

anyone coming from or near by to ann arbor/detroit?
by floyd4one
Fri Jul 13, 2007 10:36 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: XKCD Meetup September 2007!
Replies: 651
Views: 137471

anybody coming from the vicinity of ann arbor/detroit, mi. the date in question happens to be my b-day and i am dying to go.....
by floyd4one
Fri Jul 13, 2007 9:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0289: "Alone"
Replies: 208
Views: 54468

touch touch touch

i guess now we know a little more about the wordless fingertip games of http://xkcd.com/c283.html :)


PS first post! (well second after the introduction)
by floyd4one
Fri Jul 13, 2007 9:23 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD 2.0: INTRODUCE YOURSELF OR PERISH!
Replies: 2548
Views: 329331

hi all

long time forum lurker, finally got the courage up to introduce myself :oops: [trivia] i like sailing, sleeping, sailing in that order. i'm also about to start working on my physics doctorate. eek. so yeah... i think i would fit in with the majority of the xkcd lovers. and also, i read the entire En...

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