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by disq
Tue Aug 28, 2012 12:30 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0009: "Soul Mates"
Replies: 58
Views: 32346

Re: What-if 0009: Soul Mates

Love the Tim Minchin reference.
by disq
Wed Aug 12, 2009 2:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0622: "Haiku Proof"
Replies: 126
Views: 42142

Re: "Haiku Proof" discussion

pgn674 wrote: It means: Take the highest prime you can think of. Now take its divisors, which are 1 and the prime. Now take the product of those two divisors, which is the prime itself. Now add one. Now think about and list the factors for this number. Somehow, that makes you realise that there are...
by disq
Wed Aug 12, 2009 8:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0622: "Haiku Proof"
Replies: 126
Views: 42142

Re: "Haiku Proof" discussion

Assume 7 is the highest known prime. 7 & 1 (divisors of 7) 7 * 1= 7 (product of those two divisors, which is the prime itself) + 1 (now add one) = 8 2 & 4 (Factors for this number) 2 is prime, but this is less than 7, and therefore assumed already known. Where did I go wrong? Assuming 7 is ...
by disq
Mon Dec 31, 2007 2:57 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: The 1 true style
Replies: 198
Views: 165696

Re: The 1 true style

I'm a Whitesmiths fan, it kinda developed naturally over the years for me. To quote Wikipedia: void MyFunc () { while (x == y) { something(); somethingelse(); } finalthing(); } Though I sometimes also use one-liner conditions and worse, align them with spaces. Like this: if (x == y) doWop(); _ _ _ _...
by disq
Fri Dec 28, 2007 2:35 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Pet Peeves
Replies: 234
Views: 40859

Re: Pet Peeves

people who ask for my opinion (especially on hardware upgrades/shopping, which I hate doing their homework for/commenting on) and/but start a discussion ("why not brand X/model Y? I hear its xyz is better") when they get it. I have spoken, dammit. (ok that last part was a joke) (was it?)
by disq
Thu Dec 27, 2007 11:17 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: penis/penes, axis/axes, but why?
Replies: 11
Views: 3218

penis/penes, axis/axes, but why?

Hi

Plural forms of the words "penis" and "axis" are "penes" and "axes" respectively, and not "penii"/"axii". I was just wondering why. Got any explanations?

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