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by Plague
Thu Apr 03, 2008 10:52 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Rate of growth: Exponential and Factorial functions
Replies: 3
Views: 4438

Re: Rate of growth: Exponential and Factorial functions

Thank you for your quick response... my let infinity = x statement was giving me nightmares.
by Plague
Thu Apr 03, 2008 10:15 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Rate of growth: Exponential and Factorial functions
Replies: 3
Views: 4438

Rate of growth: Exponential and Factorial functions

Has anyone seen a good proof for the limit as n approaches infinity of k n /n! = 0 where k is a constant. The factorial in the denominator should grow larger than the factorial in the numerator. I'm able to get to a point in the proof where I've got to prove that infinity! > k infinity for any value...
by Plague
Thu Feb 28, 2008 11:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0389: "Keeping Time"
Replies: 213
Views: 55045

Re: "Keeping Time" Discussion

Wait, so the song in the comic is actually Never Gonna Give You Up ? I thought that was just a standard rickroll. </stupid question> the notation dictates a few of the opening measures of never gonna give you up, in turn rickrolling everyone who thought it was going to be something else. I'm so gla...
by Plague
Thu Feb 28, 2008 11:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0388: "Fuck Grapefruit"
Replies: 412
Views: 99935

Re: "Fuck Grapefruit" Discussion

Sudo be a sandwich.
by Plague
Thu Feb 21, 2008 3:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Suggestions: Coming of Age
Replies: 13
Views: 2003

Re: Suggestions: Coming of Age

I'm afraid he's in a relationship, meeting a girl is out. Perhaps we could add to the list, "Woo a barmaid at Braum's" Here's what I've got currently: We shall name him Hvatr, and name his pecks Steve and Bill. Upon reaching the park we will participate in the following activities: Drinkin...
by Plague
Thu Feb 21, 2008 3:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Total eclipse of the hea-erm, Moon!
Replies: 7
Views: 1160

Re: Total eclipse of the hea-erm, Moon!

Entirely cloudy here.... meh...
by Plague
Thu Feb 21, 2008 3:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Suggestions: Coming of Age
Replies: 13
Views: 2003

Re: Suggestions: Coming of Age

In the interim between my last post, we've generated some ideas. Here is how the adventure is currently planned: In a roleplaying game we recently played, one airheaded barbarian-type was obsessed with achieving "Manly feats of Manliness". During the course of the game, he named both of hi...
by Plague
Thu Feb 21, 2008 2:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Suggestions: Coming of Age
Replies: 13
Views: 2003

Suggestions: Coming of Age

My brother's birthday is tomorrow. He's going to be 16. I've got about a two hour window in which I plan on kidnapping him from Theatre class, taking him to a park, and doing "manly" things like scout for Twinkies in the woods. That's great, but I'm afraid we'll soon run out of Twinkies. H...
by Plague
Sun Feb 17, 2008 10:31 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Philosophical Justification of Indeterminate Forms
Replies: 35
Views: 4128

Re: Philosophical Justification of Indeterminate Forms

Mmmkay, so what I can tell from the above is.... Everything changes when we take a limit. That seems to be the idea that I was failing to grasp. I was looking at them like an expression and going "Wha??" Thanks for clearing things up. Just for clarification do any of those make sense when ...
by Plague
Sun Feb 17, 2008 10:25 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: iPothesis
Replies: 40
Views: 5676

Re: iPothesis

d3adf001 wrote:
Plague wrote:20, 40, and 60 bullets.


you might want to change that to 1,2,4,6 since 11 rounds or more is illegal in PA at least


Steve Jobs is above the law, he'll make it legal.
by Plague
Sun Feb 17, 2008 10:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: House Republicans walk out on FISA Amendment Bill
Replies: 32
Views: 3177

Re: House Republicans walk out on FISA Amendment Bill

Woopsies! Looks like I pulled the quote name from another quote inside Gorm's post.

Fixed.
by Plague
Sun Feb 17, 2008 10:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Paranoid Political Lunatics
Replies: 25
Views: 3106

Re: Paranoid Political Lunatics

The demagogues currently driving neo-con thought have successfully gone beyond an "us vs. them" mentality and actually have people believing that their opponents are lying scumbags with no principles who have no other goal than to destroy their country. Would you agree that such scumbags ...
by Plague
Sun Feb 17, 2008 4:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: House Republicans walk out on FISA Amendment Bill
Replies: 32
Views: 3177

Re: House Republicans walk out on FISA Amendment Bill

They [the current administration] have broken the law multiple times in an absolutely staggering fashion. Once more, for kicks, could you mention specific instances of law-breaking. If only so I can see where you're coming from. Do you really think the American government has any interest in spying...
by Plague
Sun Feb 17, 2008 4:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9396845

Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

You mean like, when you take them? Or when you mix them together in a test tube?

I would only be willing to try the latter... I like my brains rare.
by Plague
Sun Feb 17, 2008 4:54 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: House Republicans walk out on FISA Amendment Bill
Replies: 32
Views: 3177

Re: House Republicans walk out on FISA Amendment Bill

This isn't small scale treason. It's "fuck the constitution until you get paper cuts" treason. <sarcasm>Since I'm sure that was the exact motivation behind passing the Patriot Act. I'm sure all the senators got together and said, "Hey, lets see how far we can stretch the Constitution...
by Plague
Sun Feb 17, 2008 4:44 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: iPothesis
Replies: 40
Views: 5676

Re: iPothesis

The original model inexplicably cracks at the slightest fall, but the derringer version can survive for two weeks straight in a parking lot. The first model only holds 10 bullets, later models are expected to hold 20, 40, and 60 bullets. It also plays videos on its abysmally small screen, and is onl...
by Plague
Sat Feb 16, 2008 5:02 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Philosophical Justification of Indeterminate Forms
Replies: 35
Views: 4128

Re: Philosophical Justification of Indeterminate Forms

That's all fine and dandy... the math works great... Here's where I was going with things: Take 1 ∞ . You can multiply one by itself as many times as you want, and you'll end up with one. Unless you multiply it by itself an infinite number of times, in which case you might get something other than o...
by Plague
Sat Feb 16, 2008 4:52 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: House Republicans walk out on FISA Amendment Bill
Replies: 32
Views: 3177

Re: House Republicans walk out on FISA Amendment Bill

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) passed in 1978 allows search and seizure without a warrant, only if authorized by the Attorney General, during wartime. Bush argues that Congress passed a declaration of war in 2001. I could have sworn I heard someone say that the Constitution has sp...
by Plague
Sat Feb 16, 2008 12:26 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: House Republicans walk out on FISA Amendment Bill
Replies: 32
Views: 3177

Re: House Republicans walk out on FISA Amendment Bill

Yeah, that whole texas thing is different from what's going on now. The dems walked out cuz the redistricting. The repubs are currently walking out because they don't want to be tied to a bill that determines whether or not the president gets to keep violating the constitution. Just for kicks, coul...
by Plague
Fri Feb 15, 2008 11:57 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Philosophical Justification of Indeterminate Forms
Replies: 35
Views: 4128

Philosophical Justification of Indeterminate Forms

Ever since I was introduced to Indeterminate Forms in my Calc 2 class, I've been wondering about whether or not I could find some good philosophical justification for their "indeterminateness". Indeterminate forms in question: ∞ ·0 1 ∞ 0 0 ∞ - ∞ ∞ 0 Here's the deal, infinity is still a num...
by Plague
Fri Feb 15, 2008 3:48 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Senior Yearbook Quotation
Replies: 98
Views: 10297

Re:

eristic wrote:what about the, "we're adults now and we get to decide what that means." I always liked that one.


As a senior quote, this makes the most sense, as graduation is generally seen as the beginning of adulthood.
by Plague
Thu Feb 14, 2008 10:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9396845

Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

reflectia wrote:Ahh... ibuprofen.


I just came back from a Chem 102 lab... we made aspirin...

I put it in a plastic baggy and brought it home to scare my parents. I was almost semi hoping that the cops would find it when they searched my car so I could tell them "It's just aspirin" and mean it.
by Plague
Thu Feb 14, 2008 10:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lots of jelly
Replies: 62
Views: 6228

Re: Lots of jelly

Have a Gelatin Balloon fight and film it... Such win.

Ooorrrr, you could do Science! with Jelly, and film it. You'd probably win an internet if you did.
by Plague
Thu Feb 14, 2008 10:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Am I Doin This Rite? (Shaving w/disposable razor)
Replies: 40
Views: 6224

Re: Am I Doin This Rite? (Shaving w/disposable razor)

You all use 3-bladed razors? Honestly? I switched to a Gillette Fusion (5-bladed) and love it. The extra blades reduce pressure and strokes. I've also been told to shave twice to get a closer shave. Go downward the first time, with cold water, then lather up again and shave once more, going upward t...
by Plague
Thu Feb 14, 2008 6:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: 100% Accurate Web-based Psychoanalysis!
Replies: 154
Views: 21799

Re: 100% Accurate Web-based Psychoanalysis!

My Results: http://www.rdos.net/eng/poly12b.php?p1=23&p2=29&p3=15&p4=54&p5=44&p6=36&p7=33&p8=42&p9=24&p10=6&p11=5&p12=7 I am very likely neurotypical. Damn... I'm normal. I feel the sudden need to do something odd. Like bathe in hot oil... or enjoy Calculu...
by Plague
Thu Feb 14, 2008 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I'm so nerdy that I ...
Replies: 1377
Views: 206409

Re: I'm so nerdy that I ...

I'm so nerdy that I... just compared the features of the grungy looking man sitting next to me to that of Richard Stallman. He could very well be Stallman, if he got a haircut. But we all know Stallman's taken ultra secret Nazarite vows, and refuses to cut his hair or shave his beard. So I'm probabl...
by Plague
Thu Feb 14, 2008 4:41 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2869012

Re: Confessional Thread - Confess like it's Glastonbury.

Confession: I hate it when bookstores have a series out of order. I have a compulsive need to put them in correct order (of publishing date, not alphabetically). They always have the Discworld series out of order... Actually, I had the same problem a moment ago. It doesn't help when the publisher d...
by Plague
Wed Feb 13, 2008 3:37 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Spore: The Thread. New Topic - Does it work in Win7?
Replies: 754
Views: 44318

Re: Spore: Sep. 7th 2008, And the world goes into Mourning.

I didn't realize they'd ever announced a release date. Amazon originally carried a Pre-Order date of March 3... which moved back to May 5... which now won't apparently come until September 7... @ Silver2Falcon: How can you forget spore exists? Honestly, it's the biggest, hottest piece of game ass t...
by Plague
Tue Feb 12, 2008 10:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.
Replies: 4973
Views: 762591

Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

A quick (and I mean quick) Wikipedia search showed dubious results for the origins of fencing. It did mention some German texts... But no definate origins. Regardless, you are correct in saying it's a largely French sport... what with the French terms and all.

But we're horribly off topic....
by Plague
Tue Feb 12, 2008 10:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.
Replies: 4973
Views: 762591

Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

Parkour is allowed. As it is cool. And it advertises cool stuff . I wish I could parkour. *Wikipedia's Parkour* Holy Crap this makes Felstaff even more awesome... Must... follow path of Parkour... masters... EDIT: Does anyone else find it horribly ironic that the only French "martial art"...
by Plague
Tue Feb 12, 2008 9:57 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Spore: The Thread. New Topic - Does it work in Win7?
Replies: 754
Views: 44318

Re: Spore: Sep. 7th 2008, And the world goes into Mourning.

I admit, I'm kinda upset it isn't being released in March, as it would've been a great birthday present in April ^_^ I was hoping the same. Also, they were talking about releasing it for the Wii... now it appears that's scrapped to. I suppose I'll have to be buying a hardware update to go along wit...
by Plague
Tue Feb 12, 2008 8:32 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Spore: The Thread. New Topic - Does it work in Win7?
Replies: 754
Views: 44318

Spore: The Thread. New Topic - Does it work in Win7?

The world goes into a period of mourning as the people at Maxis push back the Spore release date again. I for one, have mixed feelings. While I would rather they didn't release the game until it's achieved the greatest amount of awesome possible, I want it now... no matter how crappy they say it is....
by Plague
Tue Feb 12, 2008 7:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2869012

Re: Confessional Thread - Confess like it's Glastonbury.

Forgive me Randall for I have sinned.

I'm actually considering not buying Mario Kart... but it's for a good cause. I'm waiting for Spore to come out.

In the mean time, I'm going to try and finish up Super Mario Galaxy.
by Plague
Tue Feb 12, 2008 7:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: "1 missed call from: Private no."
Replies: 41
Views: 5703

Re: "1 missed call from: Private no."

no. it happens everywhere. ive gotten to the point where i dont even pick up a number that i dont recognize. I did this just the other day and missed a call from a friend who's currently at boot camp. It was one of the very few chances I had to talk with him, and he's been gone for almost a year. A...
by Plague
Mon Feb 11, 2008 11:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0382: "Trebuchet"
Replies: 103
Views: 24506

Re: Trebuchet

That's odd, I got one for Christmas.
by Plague
Mon Feb 11, 2008 10:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2869012

Re: Confessional Thread - Confess like it's Glastonbury.

So, with enough counter weights, we could stop the earth completely? Or at least send a bola-esque missile launching through space?! I would like to see a serious simulation of what would happen were the moon and the earth to be irreversibly tethered together. If that's not dramatic enough, lets go ...
by Plague
Mon Feb 11, 2008 6:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2869012

Re: Confessional Thread - Confess like it's Glastonbury.

Confession: I had no idea what goatse was. Fearing the worst, I looked it up on Wikipedia rather than going there myself. The mental image formed from reading the description alone has scarred me for life. That's the last time I go to learn about what I don't already know.
by Plague
Sun Feb 10, 2008 10:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I invented a word!
Replies: 25
Views: 2617

Re: I invented a word!

Leperlicious obviously refers to delicious leprosy.
by Plague
Sun Feb 10, 2008 6:00 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Some questions to get you guys thinking..
Replies: 26
Views: 3953

Re: Some questions to get you guys thinking..

Proposed Solution: #1: Cut the appendix out of the book with the blade, save the gauze, blade and scotch. #2. Holy Pop #3. Give the aborigines the scotch. #4. Screw one of the female aborigines, come to the reaization that the rest of the question was present in the now discarded appendix, and is no...
by Plague
Sun Feb 10, 2008 5:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Some questions to get you guys thinking..
Replies: 26
Views: 3953

Re: Some questions to get you guys thinking..

I like how they ask you to suture, and then don't give you any catgut or needle.

Yes, I realize that's beside the point.

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