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by uewebawo
Wed Jun 22, 2011 6:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0915: Connoisseur
Replies: 137
Views: 36589

Re: 0915: Connoisseur

the GIS for Canadian Surrealist Porn was disappointingly tame... or i'm hilariously jaded.
by uewebawo
Mon Jun 15, 2009 5:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0597: "Addiction"
Replies: 122
Views: 21249

Re: "Addiction" Discussion

i have discovered that i am absolutely incapable of sleeping if my computer is off. of course that negatively impacts my electrical bill, but oh well...

i also work until midnight, so the new comic is up when i get home! yay!
by uewebawo
Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:52 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games you can't remember the title of.
Replies: 1955
Views: 569904

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

New request: The game I'm thinking of is an older (before 2002) PC turn-based strategy game where each turn was either a season or a year. It was medieval fantasy in style and and I believe you had to build up different improvements around your town, like mines or farms. I know it's not any of the ...
by uewebawo
Mon Apr 06, 2009 5:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0565: "Security Question"
Replies: 96
Views: 22171

Re: "Security Question" Discussion

this is why i always ask for the "visually impaired" option.
by uewebawo
Mon Mar 09, 2009 4:01 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Describing numbers...
Replies: 65
Views: 20326

Re: Describing numbers...

I think the answer is: 100,121,121,121 one hundred billion one hundred twenty one million one hundred twenty one thousand one hundred twenty one 17 words! usually 21 is written as twenty-one. in fact, if we don't assume hyphenation causes the words to be parsed as one "word" for the p...
by uewebawo
Tue Feb 10, 2009 4:40 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: 169 puzzles (was 'mind trap')
Replies: 371
Views: 38581

Re: 169 puzzles (was 'mind trap')

You are in a large room with only one usable exit, but there are two lions guarding that doorway. Your only useful resources are the trio of books you're carrying and your own creative mind. Fortunately, the lions are currently facing away from you, and there is a large desk behind which you could ...
by uewebawo
Tue Feb 10, 2009 6:29 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: 169 puzzles (was 'mind trap')
Replies: 371
Views: 38581

Re: 169 puzzles (was 'mind trap')

Your sock drawer contains ten pairs of blue socks and ten pairs of red socks. If you're only allowed to take one sock at a time from the drawer, what's the minimum number of socks you need to take out before you're guaranteed a pair? 2 individual socks for a pair, 3 if you want them to actually... ...
by uewebawo
Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:00 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: 169 puzzles (was 'mind trap')
Replies: 371
Views: 38581

Re: 169 puzzles (was 'mind trap')

Bob told Dan to name any two letters in the English alphabet, and he would name a word with the first one and without the second one. After Dan said his letters, Bob walked away, discouraged. What letters did Dan say? He said to use Q, but not U. there are English words (acceptable in scrabble) tha...
by uewebawo
Sun Feb 08, 2009 6:27 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: 169 puzzles (was 'mind trap')
Replies: 371
Views: 38581

Re: 169 puzzles (was 'mind trap')

quintopia wrote:
What is the sixth number in this sequence?

5, 25, 125, 625, __, 15625, 78125, 390625.


Spoiler:
either 5 as was posted above or 15625. for the record, the missing number is 3125..


doh, ninjaed
by uewebawo
Sat Jan 31, 2009 10:28 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: x - cos(x) = 0
Replies: 36
Views: 11289

Re: x - cos(x) = 0

you could always do the Taylor Series of 0 = -x + cos(x)...

something like 0 = -x + 1 - x^2/2! + x^4/4! - x^6/6! + ... + (-1)^n * x^2n/(2n)! + ...

although i don't think that gains you anything in solving for x, but it would be "algebraic"

pardon my weak skills at formatting.
by uewebawo
Tue Jan 08, 2008 7:18 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2418369

Re: POST HERE FIRST - INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

here there be first posts or some such.

anyhow, i go by uewebawo (not at all affiliated with Uwe Boll) and i really should get around to adding that to my spell checker instead of ignoring the accusatory glare of that red line every time i type my own id.

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