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by chustar
Sun Nov 30, 2008 2:36 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic
Replies: 666
Views: 271681

I've forgotten the name of this book. Help!

I was planning to re-read some of my favorite novels (The Dogs of War, The Road to Gondolfo, Brigadier Gerard, The Great Train Robbery) when I realized that there was one that I can't remember the title of. Its about this Russian/Georgian (I can't remember which) General who wants to take control of...
by chustar
Thu Oct 09, 2008 5:46 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Why does this happen? (Prime Factors and squreroots)
Replies: 2
Views: 1066

Re: Why does this happen? (Prime Factors and squreroots)

Wow, a logical proof. And we just did these like last week in Discrete Math. Serendipitous, much?
Thanks
by chustar
Thu Oct 09, 2008 5:21 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Why does this happen? (Prime Factors and squreroots)
Replies: 2
Views: 1066

Why does this happen? (Prime Factors and squreroots)

I just found out that a number can have at most one prime factor greater than its square root. (I read it on Project Euler) Could someone explain why this happens? (Dumbing it down would be appreciated, but not required.)
by chustar
Sat Aug 16, 2008 3:20 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: HTML help...
Replies: 9
Views: 2145

Re: HTML help...

They append their own ads on the site. But its okay, since I figured out that all my content sits below the ads, and all I have to move the shortcuts I put in the top right.
by chustar
Fri Aug 15, 2008 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: HTML help...
Replies: 9
Views: 2145

Re: HTML help...

To use the postion:relative thing, I'd have to specify positions with pixels. Eventually, I'll have to change to that. Thanks anyway.
by chustar
Fri Aug 15, 2008 2:05 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: HTML help...
Replies: 9
Views: 2145

Re: HTML help...

It didn't work. Here's my html. <html> <head> <meta name="description" content="The personal website of Chuma Nnaji." /> <meta name="author" content="Chuma Nnaji" /> <meta name="language" content="English" /> <style type="text/css"...
by chustar
Fri Aug 15, 2008 5:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0463: "Voting Machines"
Replies: 108
Views: 33089

Re: "Voting Machines" discussion

Voting should be the poster child for STUFF YOU DON'T SEND THROUGH THE INTERNET!!!
I can't think of any other viable way to do this easily, but sending it through the internet is low on my list.
by chustar
Fri Aug 15, 2008 4:17 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: HTML help...
Replies: 9
Views: 2145

HTML help...

Is there a way to reserve a part of the screen so that any operations you make in HTML ignores that? The reason i'm asking is the godaddy ads on my site (free hosting, what can you do?). Can I make the HTML code that I write ignore the top part of the screen? Most of my element positioning has been ...
by chustar
Mon Aug 11, 2008 1:10 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Automatically generated playlists
Replies: 1
Views: 1027

Automatically generated playlists

Is there a program that will create playlists from my music collection based on how fast or slow the song is? I have about a thousand songs but I don't want to listen through all the songs sorting them. Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks.
by chustar
Fri Jul 25, 2008 6:48 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Information about internships
Replies: 6
Views: 1214

Re: Information about internships

Do you think they will hire someone who only knows one semeister of C and C++? (i'll be taking them both over the next two semesters)


note: I mostly taught myself JAVA but I think I learned the equivalent of a semester (or maybe a full year, I did it everyday for a month).
by chustar
Sun Jul 20, 2008 4:55 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Information about internships
Replies: 6
Views: 1214

Information about internships

I'm in my second year of college (computer engineering at San Jose State, in Silicon Valley) and a lot of people tell me now is the best time to start considering summer internships (I can't work during the actual semester, a requirement of my immigration status). I would like advice on how to go ab...
by chustar
Fri Jun 27, 2008 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: A Song of Ice and Fire
Replies: 567
Views: 243725

I just read book 1 of a Song of Ice and Fire, should I go on

That was the most depressing book I've read in a really long time. I don't know if I should go on reading the rest of the books. Does anyone have any ideas? Is the author going to continue with his wholesale trampling of my emotions? Under the spoiler are the things that are bothering me. He killed ...
by chustar
Thu Jun 26, 2008 4:33 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: How would you program a two player game?
Replies: 23
Views: 2399

Re: How would you program a two player game?

first of all, "sucklike" is my new favorite word.
secondly, what does "data abstraction principles" mean (i've only been learning java for about two weeks)?
by chustar
Wed Jun 25, 2008 11:04 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: How would you program a two player game?
Replies: 23
Views: 2399

Re: How would you program a two player game?

@Yakk:
Curse you and your good programming skills! :)
The code you wrote doesn't take into account the switching of the "turn" string at the end of each turn. How would you implement that?
by chustar
Wed Jun 25, 2008 7:45 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: How would you program a two player game?
Replies: 23
Views: 2399

Re: How would you program a two player game?

no, button is a special class i created that contains a string called color.
by chustar
Wed Jun 25, 2008 7:22 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: How would you program a two player game?
Replies: 23
Views: 2399

Re: How would you program a two player game?

Here is the code I used for the turn switching. Basically, it checks if the turn is black or white. If it is white, it turns off all but the white buttons. If it is black, it turns off all but the black buttons. I placed it in the main method but it didn't work. I guess i don't understand how the st...
by chustar
Wed Jun 25, 2008 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: How would you program a two player game?
Replies: 23
Views: 2399

Re: How would you program a two player game?

I don't really understand it, but thanks, anyway.

"for(Player p: players)"

When I read this, all I could think was, "huh?"
by chustar
Wed Jun 25, 2008 6:09 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: How would you program a two player game?
Replies: 23
Views: 2399

How would you program a two player game?

I am writing a chess application and have finished everything but the switching of the turns. I was wondering how people would implement it.

(this probably doesn't matter but I'm writing in JAVA)
by chustar
Thu Jun 19, 2008 7:33 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Give me a challenge! (That isn't too hard)
Replies: 14
Views: 2727

Re: Give me a challenge! (That isn't too hard)

@Rei:
Yeah, seems like a sound idea. I already started a chess program so I'm going to finish that before I start tackling anything else.
by chustar
Thu Jun 19, 2008 6:19 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Give me a challenge! (That isn't too hard)
Replies: 14
Views: 2727

Re: Give me a challenge! (That isn't too hard)

Thanks, dude.
by chustar
Thu Jun 19, 2008 5:46 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Give me a challenge! (That isn't too hard)
Replies: 14
Views: 2727

Re: Give me a challenge! (That isn't too hard)

I created the subclass and put in the stuff I would use to define my chess board.
But it keeps pulling up errors! I found out it happens because constructors aren't inherited. How do I inherit them?
Thanks.
by chustar
Thu Jun 19, 2008 6:48 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Give me a challenge! (That isn't too hard)
Replies: 14
Views: 2727

Re: Give me a challenge! (That isn't too hard)

Thanks, people.
More suggestions would be appreciated.
by chustar
Thu Jun 19, 2008 6:24 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Give me a challenge! (That isn't too hard)
Replies: 14
Views: 2727

Re: Give me a challenge! (That isn't too hard)

Subclass it and use the new object that will probably handle my problem completely! Why didn't I think of that?!?!?!?!

What is the Game of Life? I'm not familiar with it. Also, I don't know how to make AIs (I'm guessing it has something to do with building an algorithim with a lot of math)
by chustar
Thu Jun 19, 2008 4:42 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Give me a challenge! (That isn't too hard)
Replies: 14
Views: 2727

Give me a challenge! (That isn't too hard)

I started reading the JAVA text book, Teach Yourself JAVA in 21 Days and I just finished the two week part. I can stop now, but I will go further in a few weeks. Right now, I want someone to give me a challenge. I just wrote a calculator as a Test of Skill and now I want someone to give me an idea f...
by chustar
Wed Jun 18, 2008 4:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0438: "Internet Argument"
Replies: 118
Views: 42141

Re: Internet Argument Discussion

This is why I usually have my real picture on my profile on some forums. (Not here, people don't flame on the Fora.) This reminds me of the monkeysphere article that David Wong over at cracked wrote a couple of years ago. http://www.cracked.com/article_14990_what-monkeysphere.html Still makes sense ...
by chustar
Mon Jun 16, 2008 4:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0437: "SUV"
Replies: 181
Views: 30135

Re: "SUV" Discussion

@Why not now?:
Let me guess...Norcal?
by chustar
Mon Jun 16, 2008 4:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0437: "SUV"
Replies: 181
Views: 30135

Re: "SUV" Discussion

I take the bus everywhere (mostly cos my college gives free bus passes to all students) I did go with a friend a few days ago and his car ran outta gas - we had to push the damn thing to the station and then pay 4.60 for Cheap-O brand. I'm starting to feel kinda glad I don't [know how to] drive. Pla...
by chustar
Tue Jun 03, 2008 10:52 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: JAVA Casting, Anyone?
Replies: 17
Views: 2393

JAVA Casting, Anyone?

Could someone please explain the ideas of casting? The book I'm reading tries to explain it, but for some reason whenever I read it my eyes just glaze over. I have tried reading that chapter four times and can't make head or tail of it. Could anyone help? Also, I think I understand the idea of inter...
by chustar
Sat May 17, 2008 4:33 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: new theory on numbers
Replies: 29
Views: 3534

Re: new theory on numbers

following the thread here, it gave me another idea. (and i've only had a small black coffee since i first posted so i should be pretty clear) if all numbers are represented as geometric shapes with an infinite number of planes, would this mean that all numbers will end up as spheres? if this is so, ...
by chustar
Fri May 16, 2008 11:26 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: new theory on numbers
Replies: 29
Views: 3534

Re: cos otherwise...

my theory would descend into the abyss of complex numbers where i'm not very educated.
by chustar
Fri May 16, 2008 11:20 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: new theory on numbers
Replies: 29
Views: 3534

i am (slightly) familiar with complex numbers

which is why i said that c is a real number. "i" isn't a real number, is it?
by chustar
Fri May 16, 2008 10:21 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: new theory on numbers
Replies: 29
Views: 3534

new theory on numbers

well, i don't know if this is exactly new but while studying for my calculus 2 final, something occured to me that i'll try to lay out. (note: i've had a little coffee (4 or 5 cups, i lost cound) and i'm slightly jittery so i might not be as coherent as i'd like) so, when u multiply a number by 1, t...
by chustar
Sat Mar 22, 2008 2:40 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: How Do I Learn About [n]?
Replies: 183
Views: 387214

Re: How Do I Learn About [n]?

That poignant guide to ruby is pretty interesting. I actually started reading it even though i don't really plan to learn ruby. Does anyone know if there's a similar guide for python?
EDIT: Or C++?
by chustar
Sat Mar 15, 2008 11:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I have a blog but don't know what to do with it!
Replies: 15
Views: 1556

I have a blog but don't know what to do with it!

I was looking around blogger.com at the different blogs there and I decided to check if my username was registered. I checked but the name I use everywhere on the internet was free! So I immediately registered it but now, I don't know why I bothered. There's no reason to have it. I wanted to get fee...
by chustar
Sat Mar 15, 2008 4:56 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: e to the pi times root of minus 1 equals minus 1
Replies: 4
Views: 1714

Re: e to the pi times root of minus 1 equals minus 1

Thanks! Wow! That was so obviously simple! I guess I should have tried to solve it in the first place before coming here, huh?
by chustar
Sat Mar 15, 2008 4:39 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: e to the pi times root of minus 1 equals minus 1
Replies: 4
Views: 1714

e to the pi times root of minus 1 equals minus 1

http://xkcd.com/179/ I have tried, but I don't understand how this happens. Could someone explain this? I have a basic understanding of imaginary numbers (I looked it up in my Calculus textbook (It's in the appendices)). Thanks. Alternatively, is there a website I could go to that would show the pro...
by chustar
Fri Feb 22, 2008 3:21 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: What is your favorite part of Math?
Replies: 15
Views: 4368

What is your favorite part of Math?

I'm considering taking a minor in math (Major in Computer Engineering). I'm a fresh man and taking second semester calculus. I think it is -gasp! - fun. But I'm wondering is what is your favorite part of math. I've spoken to some people who said they really like integrals, trigonometry... Also, coul...
by chustar
Sat Feb 16, 2008 1:07 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Why is the derrivative of the volume of a sphere its area?
Replies: 41
Views: 6182

Thanks, everyone!

Thank you. I see the light! The paint thing really helped.
by chustar
Fri Feb 15, 2008 2:53 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Why is the derrivative of the volume of a sphere its area?
Replies: 41
Views: 6182

Re: Why is the derrivative of the volume of a sphere its area?

I had an idea about the whole add a film of limit to 0 thickness around the sphere. I guess my problem was I thought there was some fundamental difference between the surface area and the volume. A(r)dr is the change in surface area, right? One more thing... Could you explain what the surface area o...
by chustar
Fri Feb 15, 2008 2:27 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Why is the derrivative of the volume of a sphere its area?
Replies: 41
Views: 6182

Why is the derrivative of the volume of a sphere its area?

I was chatting with my math professor and I asked him why the derrivative of the volume of a sphere is its surface area...he said he doesn't know. According to him, it only works for spheres and that wasn't enough reason to investigate it further. After this, I decided to take it the greatest colleg...

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