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by Unakau
Sat Dec 12, 2015 6:39 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Help with baseball legend Jose Canseco's What If?
Replies: 12
Views: 2879

Help with baseball legend Jose Canseco's What If?

Please read from bottom to top. Screen Shot 2015-12-12 at 12.26.27 AM.png Jose Canseco is proposing two things. 1. We nuke the polar ice caps of Mars with the intent of creating an ocean. 2. We somehow guide the moon Triton to collide with Mars. What short and long term effects would this have on Ma...
by Unakau
Thu Apr 03, 2008 8:36 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: I want a good book on multivariable calculus.
Replies: 2
Views: 903

Re: I want a good book on multivariable calculus.

Oh...

Man, I feel like an idiot. Sorry about this.
by Unakau
Thu Apr 03, 2008 8:04 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: I want a good book on multivariable calculus.
Replies: 2
Views: 903

I want a good book on multivariable calculus.

I'm sorry to dedicate an entire topic to this, but I need to learn some multivariable calculus. Does anybody know a good book that I can get to help me learn it?
by Unakau
Thu Feb 21, 2008 11:27 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: people who are dead. but shouldn't be dead.
Replies: 58
Views: 6616

Re: people who are dead. but shouldn't be dead.

Randy Rhoads, Freddie Mercury, Dimebag Darryll.
by Unakau
Wed Feb 20, 2008 8:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0386: "Duty Calls"
Replies: 202
Views: 68900

Re: "Duty Calls" Discussion

Shadic wrote:
Unakau wrote:*Joke*

Wow, nice job referring to both The Great Gatsby, and 300 there. I'm impressed.

I was under the impression that referencing an obscure movie like 300 would be pretty impressive. I guess I was right.

But you.

You were wrong.
by Unakau
Wed Feb 20, 2008 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0386: "Duty Calls"
Replies: 202
Views: 68900

Re: "Duty Calls" Discussion

GAH Nobody understands the true meaning of the comic. I am so infuriated that I will stay home from school today explaining it to you guys. YOU IDIOTS DO NOT UNDERSTAND The point of the comic is not that this man has no life, it is that life itself has no man. I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU GUYS MISSED THIS Se...
by Unakau
Wed Feb 20, 2008 5:16 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Learning Calculus
Replies: 28
Views: 3936

Re: Learning Calculus

Buy Calculus for Dummies.

No, I'm actually serious.
by Unakau
Wed Feb 13, 2008 10:01 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Velvet Revolver
Replies: 10
Views: 2588

Re: Velvet Revolver

Calling Guns N' Roses metal is almost offensive to me at this point.

It's a combination of hard rock and blues. It's sort of like a hard version of Aerosmith.
by Unakau
Tue Feb 12, 2008 10:02 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Velvet Revolver
Replies: 10
Views: 2588

Re: Velvet Revolver

It comes down a lot to personal taste. I only like a couple of Velvet Revolver's songs. If I were to go the only reason would be to see Slash, although IMHO he's really overrated (especially amongst those that compare him to Jimi Hendrix). I wouldn't compare them. Slash is my favorite and I call hi...
by Unakau
Tue Feb 12, 2008 9:41 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: How do they find big primes?
Replies: 19
Views: 3122

Re: How do they find big primes?

well now i just feel stupid

You see, now that makes much more sense.
by Unakau
Mon Feb 11, 2008 4:00 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: How do they find big primes?
Replies: 19
Views: 3122

Re: How do they find big primes?

Wait a minute, they don't always do these in order, do they?

Can't they just find a bunch of numbers that result from very high values of n with P(n)=p(1)*p(2)...p(n-1)*p(n) where p(n) is the nth prime number? Then just add one, right? Can't they just do a lot of 'em that way?
by Unakau
Mon Feb 11, 2008 2:19 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: The St. Louis Arch Problem
Replies: 6
Views: 1662

Re: The St. Louis Arch Problem

Thanks for the help, guys. I couldn't find anything about it on Google so I just had to make sure. And yes, that looks like a perfectly valid function. I used to hate logarithms and trigonometric functions because they really had no way to be expressed in terms of what I already had, but then you lo...
by Unakau
Sun Feb 10, 2008 10:22 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: The St. Louis Arch Problem
Replies: 6
Views: 1662

The St. Louis Arch Problem

Okay, my calculus class recently ran into a problem. The St. Louis Arch is 615 units (don't remember the actual units) high and the bases are 530 units apart. Given the points (0,615), (-265,0), and (265,0), a function for the arch is given as b-a*cosh(x/a)=y where a and b are constants. y=b-a*cosh(...
by Unakau
Sun Jan 27, 2008 11:17 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Proper music for a "going away party"
Replies: 13
Views: 2141

Re: Proper music for a "going away party"

Right Next Door To Hell - Guns N' Roses
by Unakau
Sun Jan 27, 2008 9:52 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Can someone take a look at this equation's graph?
Replies: 24
Views: 2777

Re: Can someone take a look at this equation's graph?

With that last one, I think you're sort of getting it. But still not quite.

And with that, I was trying to go with the radius and angle before, but the locations of 3D angles are far weirder.
by Unakau
Sun Jan 27, 2008 9:23 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Can someone take a look at this equation's graph?
Replies: 24
Views: 2777

Re: Can someone take a look at this equation's graph?

Yes, it will obscure the view. Those six points I listed at the end were only six points. Let me show eighteen points. (q -6 ,0,0) (0,q -5 ,0) (0,0,q -4 ) (-q -3 ,0,0) (0,-q -2 ,0) (0,0,-q -1 ) (1,0,0) (0,q,0) (0,0,q 2 ) (-q 3 ,0,0) (0,-q 4 ,0) (0,0,-q 5 ) (q 6 ,0,0) (0,q 7 ,0) (0,0,q 8 ) (-q 9 ,0,0...
by Unakau
Sun Jan 27, 2008 8:29 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Can someone take a look at this equation's graph?
Replies: 24
Views: 2777

Re: Can someone take a look at this equation's graph?

Yeah, this is going to be much harder than I thought. For a while I've been trying to make a sort of Golden 3D spiral. I've given myself the following three rules, though. 1. A straightened 2D spiral will become a line. A straightened 3D spiral will become a plane. 2. A 2D spiral goes around the ori...
by Unakau
Sun Jan 27, 2008 4:06 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Can someone take a look at this equation's graph?
Replies: 24
Views: 2777

Re: Can someone take a look at this equation's graph?

Yeah, I don't think that I can do it with steradians. That wouldn't work (or would it?).

I think I need to go parametric with this.

I'll give you guys something when I'm done.
by Unakau
Sun Jan 27, 2008 4:16 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Can someone take a look at this equation's graph?
Replies: 24
Views: 2777

Re: Can someone take a look at this equation's graph?

You are right. I believe that I may need to put in the angle of both the x and y axis.
by Unakau
Sun Jan 27, 2008 2:52 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Can someone take a look at this equation's graph?
Replies: 24
Views: 2777

Re: Can someone take a look at this equation's graph?

Go for it. It might come out incorrectly, but it's worth a shot.

This is very important to me, as I've been playing with the Tribonnaci Constant (I described it as q) for a while now. If I did everything correctly, I might actually have an original idea.
by Unakau
Sun Jan 27, 2008 2:39 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Can someone take a look at this equation's graph?
Replies: 24
Views: 2777

Re: Can someone take a look at this equation's graph?

Theta is in steradians. This is supposed to be a 3D graph and the formula is polar.

I apologize if I didn't specify.
by Unakau
Sun Jan 27, 2008 1:49 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Assigning Personality to Numbers
Replies: 51
Views: 6300

Re: Assigning Personality to Numbers

I believe that I should think of the numbers one through twelve as having their personalities be that of their corresponding juror in Twelve Angry Men.

It'll help, I'm sure.
by Unakau
Sun Jan 27, 2008 1:45 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Can someone take a look at this equation's graph?
Replies: 24
Views: 2777

Can someone take a look at this equation's graph?

I've made an equation for a thingamabob, but I can't look at it. Perhaps someone can enter it into something. In polar coordinates and viewed on a Euclidean 3-space, r=the radius, 0 =the angle in steradians, ln=the natural logarithm, q=the solution to 0=x 3 -x 2 -x-1, e =Euler's Number, and pi=pi. r...
by Unakau
Wed Jan 23, 2008 11:54 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Best outro to an album?
Replies: 57
Views: 6884

Re: Best outro to an album?

I would say that Coma by Guns N' Roses from Use Your Illusion I is the best outro song of all time.

Diary of A Madman comes in a close second.
by Unakau
Sun Jan 13, 2008 5:37 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Best Album Openers?
Replies: 139
Views: 15607

Re: Best Album Openers?

Brighton Rock - Queen - Sheer Heart Attack
Welcome To The Jungle - Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction
War Pigs - Black Sabbath - Paranoid
Innuendo - Queen - Innuendo
Civil War - Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion II
by Unakau
Sun Jan 13, 2008 5:13 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Math bloopers heard in math classes
Replies: 252
Views: 35385

Re: Math bloopers heard in math classes

The only "blooper" is when somebody was writing the unit for dollars per month as...

$ per m

The class immediately erupted. The teacher told him to "get the sperm off the board."
by Unakau
Sat Dec 22, 2007 5:25 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Trisecting an angle
Replies: 63
Views: 11858

Re: Trisecting an angle

I remember sitting down during a one-hour study hall. I took the entire time trying to trisect an angle on sketchpad. The next day, I came up with the idea of finding a value of 2^x where x is a positive integer and 2^x is divisible by three. No such luck, as I found this to be impossible. My next i...
by Unakau
Mon Dec 17, 2007 10:23 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Backmasking andd Phoenetic Reversals
Replies: 21
Views: 2532

Re: Backmasking andd Phoenetic Reversals

I'm surprised that no one has brought up Weird Al's spoof on this.

In one of his songs, a clear, backwards message appears. Some debate its meaning, many condemn Weird Al for his devil worship. Only one thing is for sure, though.

"Satan eats cheese whiz."
by Unakau
Wed Dec 12, 2007 8:43 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Tips on Buying Guitar?
Replies: 18
Views: 2474

Re: Tips on Buying Guitar?

Right now I have an Ep Les Paul Ultra, but the I tried the other versions and they play very well, too.
by Unakau
Mon Dec 10, 2007 9:06 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Tips on Buying Guitar?
Replies: 18
Views: 2474

Re: Tips on Buying Guitar?

That is not true.

While it may be a perfect guitar for metal, it gives off great sound for any type of rock.
by Unakau
Sun Dec 09, 2007 1:45 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Tips on Buying Guitar?
Replies: 18
Views: 2474

Re: Tips on Buying Guitar?

Ha! I just found a great one.

Jackson makes a guitar called the Jackson Randy Rhoads. I am currently saving up to buy the $2,100 version. However, I have played a $300 version at Guitar Center, and it sounds amazing. Here's a link. You wouldn't regret buying this guitar.
by Unakau
Mon Dec 03, 2007 8:58 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What Albums Are You Excited For?
Replies: 86
Views: 9205

Re: What Albums Are You Excited For?

Untitled Green Day album and Chinese Democracy (Apparently it's actually pretty good.)
by Unakau
Mon Dec 03, 2007 12:41 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Great Guitarists
Replies: 41
Views: 4119

Re: Great Guitarists

Jimi vs. Jimmy, huh? Well, to figure that out, I would simply pit Achilles Last Stand versus All Along The Watchtower (The Jimi Hendrix cover version, obviously.) I tend to swing back and forth between the two, but Jimi produced sounds on that sound that I would have never thought possible on a guit...
by Unakau
Sun Dec 02, 2007 8:13 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Movie treatments of books (Merged: Bastardizing Books)
Replies: 174
Views: 25665

Re: Movie treatments of books

I saw the Eragon film (I didn't read the book.)

It was horrible, but I have to say that they can make a cute ass-dragon.
by Unakau
Fri Nov 30, 2007 11:02 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Great Guitarists
Replies: 41
Views: 4119

Re: Great Guitarists

Randy Rhoads, Brian May, Slash, Jake E. Lee, Jimmy Page, Zakk Wylde, Kirk Hammet, Tony Iommi, Eric Clapton, and Dave Baksh are some of my favorites.
by Unakau
Thu Nov 29, 2007 12:12 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Epic Music
Replies: 174
Views: 20884

Re: Epic Music

The most epic-sounding (Not best-sounding) rock song that I have heard is probably Number of the Beast.
by Unakau
Wed Nov 28, 2007 9:29 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Favourite Field of Math?
Replies: 60
Views: 5406

Re: Favourite Field of Math?

Due to my incredible laziness, I did not get the B- that I needed to pass geometry the first time around. The second time around I passed with flying colors, but there was more to it. I played around with geometry when I was bored in the class, and I ended up playing with dimensions greater than thr...
by Unakau
Tue Nov 27, 2007 2:05 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: I need a force diagram for the following situation.
Replies: 37
Views: 2326

Re: I need a force diagram for the following situation.

I have a lot of work to do for my lab group tomorrow morning, I guess. Thank you for all your help.
by Unakau
Tue Nov 27, 2007 1:56 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: I need a force diagram for the following situation.
Replies: 37
Views: 2326

Re: I need a force diagram for the following situation.

u would have to equal x^2, right? Ah! So my graph could be in terms of mass squared versus force. However, I don't think he wants that. The force is constant for a certain x. I have no idea what the hell he is trying to say, but I think it has something to do with acceleration versus force and accel...
by Unakau
Mon Nov 26, 2007 10:08 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: I need a force diagram for the following situation.
Replies: 37
Views: 2326

Re: I need a force diagram for the following situation.

Okay, so a few questions.

1. Can I get theoretical values?

2. What are my two variables for the Mx+b function?


WAIT. To show constant force, would it make sense to have my independent variable be the square root of the mass? That would give me a linear force graph.

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