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by Cramulh
Sun Apr 10, 2011 2:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0883: "Pain Rating"
Replies: 136
Views: 48946

Re: 0883: "Pain Rating"

Note that the reverse scale isn't on the side facing the patient... the side the patient sees just says "no pain" on the left and "worst pain imaginable" on the right, with an ungraduated continuum between them. It's the reverse side that actually has the scale on it (which is t...
by Cramulh
Sun Apr 10, 2011 12:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0883: "Pain Rating"
Replies: 136
Views: 48946

Re: 0883: "Pain Rating"

My girlfriend and I are both nurses. Where she works, she often has to ask patients to scale their pain from one to ten, and most patients just don't understand. That's quite frustrating, they keep answering "eight" with a wide smile on their faces (usually they understand "eight over...
by Cramulh
Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:12 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: How many digits of Pi do you know?
Replies: 445
Views: 108316

Re: How many digits of Pi do you know?

Much, much better translation (from wikipedia) How I like to teach this number useful to the wise. Immortal Archimedes, artist, engineer, in your opinion who could estimate its value? For me, your problem had equal advantages. Long ago, mysterious, a problem blocked All the honorable process, the gr...
by Cramulh
Mon Nov 08, 2010 12:59 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: How many digits of Pi do you know?
Replies: 445
Views: 108316

Re: How many digits of Pi do you know?

I know the first 126 digits, because we have a really nice mnemonic in french, which is easy to learn since it's poetry : Que j'aime à faire apprendre un nombre utile aux sages ! Immortel Archimède, artiste ingénieur, Qui de ton jugement peut priser la valeur ? Pour moi, ton problème eut de pare...
by Cramulh
Fri Oct 29, 2010 6:19 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Greatest solo?
Replies: 121
Views: 21179

Re: Greatest solo?

trane - giant steps.


Yep. the whole album, by the way
I would also recommand the deathless horsie from Frank Zappa, and any other solo he played. Best guitar player ever IMHO
And of course John Bonham's Moby Dick.
by Cramulh
Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:50 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games you can't remember the title of.
Replies: 1951
Views: 568405

Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

Cramulh wrote: That's a game I didn't even try, I just saw a friend playing it for a few minutes. * Year: It was a 8 bit game, most certainly on NES * Art style: Sprite based * Environment: Ancient Greece. * Genre: Most like zelda 2, with a map where you could select which part of greece to visit (...
by Cramulh
Fri Oct 29, 2010 2:38 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games you can't remember the title of.
Replies: 1951
Views: 568405

Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

That's a game I didn't even try, I just saw a friend playing it for a few minutes. * Year: It was a 8 bit game, most certainly on NES * Art style: Sprite based * Environment: Ancient Greece. * Genre: Most like zelda 2, with a map where you could select which part of greece to visit (there was, among...
by Cramulh
Mon Mar 16, 2009 3:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0556: "Alternative Energy Revolution"
Replies: 232
Views: 74122

Re: Alternative Energy Revolution

Since I am right now following a (boring) lecture about diabetes, I had to read the comic with my phone (seated in first row, I'm a real ninja) so I had to patiently scroll the screen to read each line one after the other. When I finally saw Dom Qixote I felt a huge excitation. One of my favourite h...
by Cramulh
Mon Mar 09, 2009 8:59 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: EVE Online
Replies: 4828
Views: 655930

Re: EVE Online

I fly a vexor and I only use drones right now (no weapons). It works pretty fine, since I have room for drone navigation computers, drone link augmentors... Do you think I should try getting railguns or something? And I don't remember under which conditions I should use medium, light or heavy drones...
by Cramulh
Sun Mar 08, 2009 2:25 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: EVE Online
Replies: 4828
Views: 655930

Re: EVE Online

Hi ! I played for a few months two years ago, and I just reactivated my account. Since I didn't know what to do with my character, I had something like this : Cramulh Attributes Intelligence: 15,90 Perception: 9,54 Charisma: 8,48 Willpower: 11,66 Memory: 13,78 Drones http://myeve.eve-online.com/bitm...
by Cramulh
Wed Jul 30, 2008 2:53 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: A chess problem...again?
Replies: 15
Views: 3201

Re: A chess problem...again?

I already tried to find a hamiltonian graph on the 25-node quadrant, but no success yet. I'll try again this weekend with letters, it might help a lot.
by Cramulh
Sat Jul 19, 2008 7:46 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: A chess problem...again?
Replies: 15
Views: 3201

A chess problem...again?

Once, during an anatomy lecture, I saw friends of mine trying to fill 10X10 grids with numbers from 1 to 100. The rules were simple, and seemed derived from the problem of the knight's tour, so I will explain them as if it was a chess problem. Choose any square, and put a knight on it. You have to m...
by Cramulh
Sun Jul 06, 2008 1:42 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Confusing and annoying things in your (non-English) language
Replies: 85
Views: 11288

Re: Confusing and annoying things in your (non-English) language

"amour" (love) "délice" (delight) "orgue" (organ) These three french words are masculine in singular form, and feminine in plural form. "un amour tumultueux, des amours tumultueuses" because it was the name of a character in greek mythology, "un délice mo...
by Cramulh
Sat Jan 05, 2008 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Amusing answers to tests
Replies: 393
Views: 61762

Re: Amusing answers to tests

The question that fascinates me the most is how you put an elephant on a frictionless surface. Maybe with a crane. What if the elephant tries to move away from the mobile? Imagine the emotional state of an elephant on some sort of ice rink. In vacuum ! An elephant in vacuum !
by Cramulh
Thu Dec 20, 2007 11:44 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Most Excellent Gaming Moments
Replies: 331
Views: 42608

Re: Most Excellent Gaming Moments

Recently, my encounter with Lando in jedi knight 2 was a great moment, because I had just been joking a lot about him with friends. My greatest moments : - beating my brother at SF2 Turbo using only my right hand. - Gathering a fantastic party at Ragnarok online in order to beat a boss, which totall...
by Cramulh
Wed Dec 19, 2007 12:32 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: annoyingness of the English language
Replies: 94
Views: 19533

Re: annoyingness of the English language

The English language has useful structures, which I would like to have in French : "He runs up the stairs" is great, because we use only one verb. In French we have something like "Il monte l'escalier en courant" which might be a good translation, but this translation is not alwa...
by Cramulh
Wed Dec 19, 2007 12:42 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Kind of bored and want basic proof practice
Replies: 40
Views: 3861

Re: Kind of bored and want basic proof practice

How do you define "even"? How do you define "odd"? I don't now if there are "official" definitions, but according to wikipedia : The formal definition of an odd number is an integer of the form n=2k +1, where k is an integer. The definition of an even number is n=2k wh...
by Cramulh
Tue Dec 18, 2007 3:20 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Kind of bored and want basic proof practice
Replies: 40
Views: 3861

Re: Kind of bored and want basic proof practice

Prove that the sum of any three consecutive integers is divisible by 3. In the same vein, prove that the product of two consecutive integers is always even. I'm bored, so let's see if I can still do a little algebra. We can call the three integers n, n+1 and n+2 Their sum is n+n+1+n+2 = 3n+3 (3n+3)...
by Cramulh
Tue Dec 11, 2007 1:19 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books you never finished
Replies: 280
Views: 170181

Re: Books you never finished

Joyce - Ulysses
The French translation. Amazing novel, but I never managed to find what it's talking about. Still, it's amazing.
by Cramulh
Mon Dec 10, 2007 6:51 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Physics Videos
Replies: 19
Views: 2928

Re: Physics Videos

If you want crazy goodness for fizix videos, go to the Annenberg Media Channel, and register. They don't ask for a lot of personal info, its just a login. This place is a treasure trove of educational video, produced by the Annenberg Foundation. There is a lot of great content, but the real gem is ...
by Cramulh
Sun Dec 09, 2007 7:53 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Natural killer cell fight: Scientists, do this.
Replies: 16
Views: 2139

Re: Natural killer cell fight: Scientists, do this.

Sprinkle some proteins on them, making them targets.

You don't even have to, lymphocytes already have their own MHC proteins, and will recognize each other as "enemies"
I can't wait to see the result on youtube !
by Cramulh
Sun Dec 09, 2007 5:47 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: paper clip in a power outlet
Replies: 65
Views: 20854

Re: paper clip in a power outlet

btw, i'm in America, which means 110-120 volts. Thats sounds a lot safer then the 240v in Europe. Maybe that's why they made the power outlets harder to get shocked with here :D . I might be partially wrong, but as far as I know with my little experience in human physiology, tension only provoke mu...
by Cramulh
Sun Dec 09, 2007 5:13 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Favorite home experiments
Replies: 590
Views: 485031

Re: Favorite home experiments

More like smalls crystals. It could be anhydrous MgSO4 or Na2SO4.
by Cramulh
Tue Dec 04, 2007 8:45 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Favorite home experiments
Replies: 590
Views: 485031

Re: Favorite home experiments

Take the cap of an empty aspirin tube. There should be powder or crystals inside, to protect the aspirin from moisture.

I don't know what it is, but I've always been amazed by how hydrotropic this compound is. You can pour huge amounts of water on it before it gets saturated.
by Cramulh
Sat Dec 01, 2007 1:10 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Rising voice inflection to indicate a question?
Replies: 68
Views: 16003

Re: Rising voice inflection to indicate a question

For example, you can say "hungry?" in English and with the right inflection it's a question. Same holds true with "ju3aan?" in Arabic and I'm pretty sure you can just say "faim?" in French, but it's been years since I've taken French. Saying just "faim?" woul...
by Cramulh
Sat Dec 01, 2007 12:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2411855

Re: POST HERE FIRST - INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hi, I'm a 25 year old sound engineer. I've been reading the comic for a while, so it finally led me to the forum.

I'm from France, I like math, biology, computers, Ilya Prigogine, Alan Turing, Noam Chomsky, and fried shrimps.

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