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by Schmendreck
Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:21 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Exploding Can
Replies: 11
Views: 1806

Re: Exploding Can

Sounds like a pulse-jet setup to me. Perhaps something of that nature was occurring?
by Schmendreck
Thu Apr 01, 2010 6:07 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Qt4 GUI c++ tutorial
Replies: 0
Views: 740

Qt4 GUI c++ tutorial

Does any one know of a clear Qt4 GUI tutorial that uses the designer and c++ and covers making controller classes. I have a GUI to make for a class project, and the few labs we have done on it have taught me basically nothing about it.

Thanks in advance!
by Schmendreck
Fri Feb 19, 2010 1:33 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Mob2D: Free Fast 2D OpenGL Library
Replies: 15
Views: 3442

Re: Independent OpenGL Student Project

This sounds like exactly what I've been looking for. If there is anything I can do to help with some beginning programming knowledge, let me know.
by Schmendreck
Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:28 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Differential Equations snow plow problem
Replies: 4
Views: 4617

Re: Differential Equations snow plow problem

I found an explanation of the correct solution.

http://www.as.ysu.edu/~faires/Courses/2 ... owplow.pdf

With this i get that the snow plow leaves about an hour and 5 minutes after it starts snowing.
by Schmendreck
Mon Feb 01, 2010 2:02 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Differential Equations snow plow problem
Replies: 4
Views: 4617

Differential Equations snow plow problem

I got a version of the snow plow problem for differential equations but I can't seem to solve it for the life of me. I looked at some solutions online and had trouble comprehending them. If some one could give me a hand it would be much appreciated. The problem: One day snow began to fall before daw...
by Schmendreck
Tue Jan 19, 2010 7:34 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Archer (TV Series) is probably the best thing I have ever...
Replies: 36
Views: 14887

Re: Archer (TV Series) is probably the best thing I have ever...

Has anyone else been keeping up with this show? I think the new episodeis even better than the first.
by Schmendreck
Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:10 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Is it worth it?
Replies: 2
Views: 943

Re: Is it worth it?

Unqualified yes, college is an excellent investment.
by Schmendreck
Thu Dec 31, 2009 10:27 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Raytracing projection algorithm
Replies: 2
Views: 1359

Raytracing projection algorithm

So, I'm attempting to write a raytracer from scratch and in some of my research I found a tutorial that used a parallel projection, that is all of the rays shot from the camera are parallel to eachother. My question is; won't this make all objects of the same size occupy the same ammount of screen s...
by Schmendreck
Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:49 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: "Alchemy" and radioactive decay
Replies: 17
Views: 4125

Re: "Alchemy" and radioactive decay

Being able to transmute elements economically would be great. Its no secret that we are running out of a few rare elements.
by Schmendreck
Thu Nov 19, 2009 4:00 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Electric Engineering And Comp. Science?
Replies: 16
Views: 2152

Re: Electric Engineering And Comp. Science?

I am doing this right now. I am currently pursuing a bachelor of science degree in both electrical and computer engineering and computer science. One thing you need to be ready for is the amount of work. Before you do this you have to be ready for what it entails. Be prepared 5 engineering / math cl...
by Schmendreck
Thu Nov 05, 2009 4:51 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Nuclear Engineering as a Major
Replies: 1
Views: 730

Re: Nuclear Engineering as a Major

Your google-fu fails.

About 3/4 of the way down the page.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_engineering

List of best engineering colleges.
http://polycentric.csupomona.edu/campus ... ng14th.pdf

Now cross reference.
by Schmendreck
Wed Nov 04, 2009 4:16 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Saturn space battle
Replies: 33
Views: 2958

Re: Saturn space battle

If they both have approximately the same mass and same orbit. There is no reason they can't remain hidden from each other indefinitely.

EDIT: I'm pretty sure they don't actually need the same mass, but not sure and cant check the mechanics right now.
by Schmendreck
Fri Oct 23, 2009 5:05 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1265
Views: 283763

Re: The Liquor Thread

I want to try infusing some whiskey I had. Well... I just hope you're not starting with high quality stuff. Based on the deliciousness of things like the hot toddy and the mint julep, you might come out with something good? But also based on the aforementioned, it might be less work and just as pro...
by Schmendreck
Tue Oct 20, 2009 2:05 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Science or Computers?
Replies: 6
Views: 1599

Re: Science or Computers?

If you don't like any hard sciences, then perhaps you want to stay away from a hard science. Have you considered any sort of engineering?
by Schmendreck
Tue Oct 20, 2009 2:02 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Gravity question
Replies: 56
Views: 6322

Re: Gravity question

Except, I thought I remembered reading somewhere that the uneven density as you go toward the core means gravity is actually fairly constant all the way down through the crust. I wouldn't be surprised by that. Like I said, the linear decay of gravity is merely a first-order approximation, assuming ...
by Schmendreck
Tue Oct 20, 2009 1:57 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Most counterintuitive IT departments? (Merged: IT dept...)
Replies: 74
Views: 10013

Re: Most counterintuitive IT departments?

The it department at my high school did not approve of students installing programs like firefox to the their network drives. Needless to say the solution to this was to create a script that searched all the student's network drives and delete all exe files and run it once a weekend. Solution: Every...
by Schmendreck
Mon Oct 19, 2009 11:57 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1265
Views: 283763

Re: The Liquor Thread

I want to try infusing some whiskey I had. Does anybody have any experience with this? I was thinking: lemon verbena vanilla bean and cinnamon I briefly considered some mint but then I remember when my parents were cleaning out their liquor cabinet and found some Crème de menthe in there. It smelled...
by Schmendreck
Thu Oct 08, 2009 3:51 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Homebrew estimates of the speed of light
Replies: 8
Views: 1429

Re: Homebrew estimates of the speed of light

Look up the work of a guy named Armand Fizeau, perhaps not homebrew but definitely doable if you work at it. Look I even took the first step for you. http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/physics/FizeauWheel.html Or you could go back and go through all of physics up to Maxwell and work the math from there...
by Schmendreck
Sun Sep 27, 2009 1:31 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Trouble with pygame
Replies: 3
Views: 493

Re: Trouble with pygame

The program executes but doesn't start another window and draw a circle.
by Schmendreck
Sun Sep 27, 2009 1:55 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Ipod + water = *fail*
Replies: 6
Views: 818

Re: Ipod + water = *fail*

I got mine soaked in vodka, and it didn't work at all, even plugged it in to make sure it wasn't just an empty battery, which resulted in a horrible crackling sound coming from the port the usb cable plugs into. Left it a week to dry out and it now works fine (though there is a permanent blur on pa...
by Schmendreck
Sun Sep 27, 2009 1:44 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Trouble with pygame
Replies: 3
Views: 493

Trouble with pygame

I don't know if any one here knows pygame but it would be great if i could get some help. In an attempt to teach my self some more python I'm trying to make a program in python that will graphically simulate orbits using what is essentially an implementation of Euler's method. I'm getting stuck on s...
by Schmendreck
Fri Sep 18, 2009 3:41 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Archer (TV Series) is probably the best thing I have ever...
Replies: 36
Views: 14887

Re: Archer (TV Series) is probably the best thing I have ever...

It's basically a cross between Arrested Development, and Venture Bros. This show can do no wrong. The pilot was quite possibly one of the funniest things i have ever seen.
by Schmendreck
Fri Aug 28, 2009 1:08 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: An old idea of mine for faster than light "travel"
Replies: 4
Views: 1098

Re: An old idea of mine for faster than light "travel"

AN interesting side effect of this is that general relativity puts an upper bound on the stiffness of any material.

EDIT: changed the word strength and associated disclaimer about accuracy to the more accurate stiffness.
by Schmendreck
Sat Aug 22, 2009 9:44 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Ubuntu...?
Replies: 10
Views: 1785

Re: Ubuntu...?

If it's really old you might want to consider xubuntu. It is really quite fast.
by Schmendreck
Thu Jul 30, 2009 3:23 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Pico projectors
Replies: 0
Views: 534

Pico projectors

So I've decided that I want to buy a pico-projector. However, I'm finding it hard to tell which ones are actually the best. I was wondering if anyone had any experience with any of these nifty little things. To be a little more specific I'm looking for one with VGA in (or some other direct input fro...
by Schmendreck
Wed Jul 29, 2009 4:58 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Classical music performed on Synthesizer...
Replies: 7
Views: 2811

Re: Classical music performed on Synthesizer...

Not sure if this counts but:

Toccata and Fugue in D Minor by Bach
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itcHj46oaK4

...works almost perfectly.
by Schmendreck
Sun Jul 05, 2009 12:05 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Black holes and seeing beyond the Event Horizon
Replies: 11
Views: 1363

Re: Black holes and seeing beyond the Event Horizon

No. Thats why it is called a black hole, light cant get out. It is impossible to get information from the inside out.

However, it has been speculated that if you were able to capture all the Hawking radiation you could reconstruct what has fallen in.
by Schmendreck
Sun Jun 07, 2009 3:50 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Homemade pepper spray? (Among other chemical weapons)
Replies: 5
Views: 2350

Re: Homemade pepper spray? (Among other chemical weapons)

Sounds like its pretty easy to get caspacin(the active ingredient in pepper spray) by dissolving it in alcohol.
http://www.tomstrong.org/recipes/capsaicin.html

Aerosolizing it is another matter completely.
by Schmendreck
Sat May 23, 2009 7:35 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Blocking a Nuclear Missile
Replies: 32
Views: 3773

Re: Blocking a Nuclear Missile

Explosions can impart energy to an object; big hands are not required. Look guys, I'm not saying it is easy or even practical. I'm just saying it is not categorically impossible. I'm saying that to do that would require such an enormous amount of precision; both in impacting the warhead so that it ...
by Schmendreck
Sat May 23, 2009 4:55 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Blocking a Nuclear Missile
Replies: 32
Views: 3773

Re: Blocking a Nuclear Missile

Correct me if I am wrong, but that's not how orbital mechanics work.

It may be at the correct height but it wont have the nesscecarry speed to achieve orbit at that height. It will just fall back down to earth.
by Schmendreck
Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]
Replies: 2356
Views: 445091

Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Try 4scrape, watch out though there is a lot of nsfw on there.

Also my desktop.
Spoiler:
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by Schmendreck
Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:56 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: [Troubleshooting] Computer refuses to start.
Replies: 10
Views: 1334

Re: [Troubleshooting] Computer refuses to start.

Okay, so i got my power supply tester today. Plugged it in toggled the hard power switch and got nothing.

Can I call this definitively a power supply failure?
by Schmendreck
Thu Mar 26, 2009 2:58 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: eee pc glitch
Replies: 19
Views: 1457

Re: eee pc glitch

Looks like it happens when you hit "I".
by Schmendreck
Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:33 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: [Troubleshooting] Computer refuses to start.
Replies: 10
Views: 1334

Re: [Troubleshooting] Computer refuses to start.

Im probably gonna have to wait for the tester to arrive, as the people at my school tech support don't understand 24 pin molex.
by Schmendreck
Tue Mar 24, 2009 8:21 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: [Troubleshooting] Computer refuses to start.
Replies: 10
Views: 1334

Re: [Troubleshooting] Computer refuses to start.

speaker is connected. Ill try disconnecting the other stuff now.

EDIT: nope, no dice.
by Schmendreck
Tue Mar 24, 2009 7:44 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: [Troubleshooting] Computer refuses to start.
Replies: 10
Views: 1334

Re: [Troubleshooting] Computer refuses to start.

The fans are plugged into the mobo. I don't have a standby light. I tested the hard power switch in both positions.

I guess I'm gonna order a psu tester.
by Schmendreck
Tue Mar 24, 2009 3:55 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Mass editing song information - sort of.
Replies: 4
Views: 727

Re: Mass editing song information - sort of.

Have you tried tagscanner? I believe it has the functionality that you are looking for although I am not certain.

http://www.xdlab.ru/en/
by Schmendreck
Tue Mar 24, 2009 3:52 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Variable force??
Replies: 4
Views: 974

Re: Variable force??

To find a at some time t you just plug in and devide by m.

For the velocity you integrate F[t] over the time.

To get distance you integrate again.
by Schmendreck
Tue Mar 24, 2009 3:46 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Plastic bottle materials
Replies: 6
Views: 858

Re: Plastic bottle materials

Carnildo wrote:The milk jugs around here are HDPE.


I havent seen anything but cartons for awhile now.
by Schmendreck
Tue Mar 24, 2009 3:44 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Plastic bottle materials
Replies: 6
Views: 858

Re: Plastic bottle materials

Ignore this, accidental dp.

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