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by makaveli
Wed May 11, 2011 7:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0896: "ZOmbeis"
Replies: 125
Views: 33165

Re: 0896: "Marie Curie"

I had the feeling that these women might be Jewish by their surname, Wikipedia confirms that they both (Noether and Meitner) are actually Jewish, so was Rosalind Franklin who has been mentioned on the board and I've never heard about. Curie on the other hand was of Catholic origin. This doesn't surp...
by makaveli
Thu Mar 17, 2011 4:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0872: "Fairy Tales"
Replies: 74
Views: 24447

Re: 0872: "Fairy Tales"

Raphson never gets any credit..
by makaveli
Wed Aug 18, 2010 7:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0780: "Sample"
Replies: 135
Views: 25160

Re: Sample (#780) discussion

There's a Kyuss song, during which there's an effect that sounds exactly like my mum's calling my name from downstairs. Whenever I stay at the house, at random intervals, I'd yell "WHAT??" and startle everyone.
by makaveli
Fri Jul 16, 2010 11:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0767: "Temper"
Replies: 159
Views: 44519

Re: "Temper" Discussion (#767)

/Nostalgia filter on They don't make TV shows like they used to. I pick up on some of the stuff my little brother watches, cartoons and children's shows in general have lost all sense of subtlety or charm, everything's running around the screen with flashing colours and cheeky attitudes to better su...
by makaveli
Wed Jun 16, 2010 8:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0754: "Dependencies"
Replies: 76
Views: 25918

Re: "Dependencies" discussion(#754)

I heard a course on linear Algebra required everyone to swallow a red pill...
by makaveli
Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0751: "Swimsuit Issue"
Replies: 119
Views: 31023

Re: "Swimsuit Issue" Discussion

Ever find your little brother like one folder away from your deeply hidden porn stash? how do they get there?
by makaveli
Mon Nov 23, 2009 7:39 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: lost hope, need reference
Replies: 0
Views: 503

lost hope, need reference

I'm trying to implement a gauss Seidel and an SOR method program, I've been debugging it for hours but it still spews out rubbish whenever I enter anything more complex than a unit matrix. In short, I give up, someone around here know where I can find references to these specific codes? I don't even...
by makaveli
Tue Sep 29, 2009 8:08 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: field with two DIFFERENT potential equations?
Replies: 2
Views: 556

field with two DIFFERENT potential equations?

Given a field F:([-y/x^2+y^2]i,[x/(x^2+y^2)]j) (conservative without (0,0)), I find that arctan(y/x) and -arctan(x/y) both work as a potential equation (I.e. F is gradient of both equations, I've wolfram'd it many times over). These are obviously not the same function as one is not defined at (0,y) ...
by makaveli
Mon Nov 17, 2008 12:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0505: "A Bunch of Rocks"
Replies: 406
Views: 118925

Re: "A Bunch of Rocks" Discussion

Think that's a stretch? Try army's basic training. Everything is framed into minutes and seconds, time is no longer a continuous flow, all is subjected to the sergeant's will.

Anyway, at least I know what happened to all those missing socks.
by makaveli
Mon Jul 14, 2008 1:12 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Will I fit in?
Replies: 15
Views: 1993

Will I fit in?

I live in a county with a draft, almost everyone I know is either drafted or will be drafted in the next month or so. I however cut a deal with the army where it pays for my tuition in the best universities, and instead of being drafted I go to uni, study, get a degree, and get drafted later as an o...
by makaveli
Fri Jun 27, 2008 8:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0442: "xkcd Loves the Discovery Channel"
Replies: 372
Views: 89338

Re: "xkcd Loves the Discovery Channel" discussion

Rules one and two plox #.#
by makaveli
Wed Jun 04, 2008 7:26 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Quick question in Physics
Replies: 3
Views: 1031

Quick question in Physics

In an experiment testing the photoelectric effect, once terminal frequency has been reached electrons are supposed to start detaching themselves from the specific plate in use, and if connected correctly you get a circuit. Once terminal frequency has been reached, or bypassed, the maximal current is...
by makaveli
Fri May 09, 2008 7:25 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: High School bathroom graffiti: intellectualized
Replies: 246
Views: 96965

Re: High School bathroom graffiti: intellectualized

I'm going to try posting homework problems in the bathroom in our schools physics department. Perhaps someone will get bored and solve 'em for me. I've been doing something similar. In the men's stall I post "weekly integrals", I scribble down an utterly impossible integral and wait for s...
by makaveli
Fri May 09, 2008 6:55 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Yearbook vandalism
Replies: 48
Views: 4724

Re: Yearbook vandalism

I added Chef to the faculty! HARHARHAR!
by makaveli
Tue Apr 29, 2008 4:37 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Yearbook vandalism
Replies: 48
Views: 4724

Re: Yearbook vandalism

Alright I got the point. I won't be ruining anyone's sweet childhood memories.
by makaveli
Tue Apr 29, 2008 4:16 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Yearbook vandalism
Replies: 48
Views: 4724

Re: Yearbook vandalism

Wait a minute... It's April 29th. School ends relatively soon (within the next month and a half depending on the school). Seems to me like the yearbooks are probably already being printed, changing anything might not result in any change. And yeah, don't screw with any real person's/group's photo o...
by makaveli
Mon Apr 28, 2008 11:05 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: "Ouch" moments in school
Replies: 514
Views: 55706

Re: "Ouch" moments in school

I once walked into class, only to find out that I had an up-and-coming mid-term test in English, and by up-and-coming I mean 5 minutes away. My heart sank to my underwear.
by makaveli
Mon Apr 28, 2008 10:22 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Teacher Quotes
Replies: 1764
Views: 404531

Re: Awesome Teacher Quotes

We have a souped up laser in our physics lab, above it my teacher posted a sign: "Caution! Do not point the laser at your remaining functional eye."


Not really a quote is it..?
by makaveli
Mon Apr 28, 2008 9:01 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Yearbook vandalism
Replies: 48
Views: 4724

Re: Yearbook vandalism

I like the idea of adding fictional characters. You certainly don't want to modify entries regarding real people (except maybe yourself) because they might be really unhappy if their high school yearbook doesn't accurately represent how they were in high school. Similarly modifying activities might...
by makaveli
Mon Apr 28, 2008 5:57 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Yearbook vandalism
Replies: 48
Views: 4724

Re: Yearbook vandalism

Robin S wrote:
makaveli wrote:Best thing about it is, no-one knows I have the password, so there's no chance of me getting caught :)
Unless the account keeps a record of which IPs have logged in.


I doubt they're that sophisticated...
by makaveli
Mon Apr 28, 2008 5:54 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Yearbook vandalism
Replies: 48
Views: 4724

Re: Yearbook vandalism

I'm not really much for vandalism, but I don't see much harm in inserting a fictitious character in there somewhere. It would probably work best as a underclassman, b/c the editors often know all of the seniors. I actually thought about adding some random students to the bunch. I also thought about...
by makaveli
Mon Apr 28, 2008 4:06 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Yearbook vandalism
Replies: 48
Views: 4724

Yearbook vandalism

I'm finishing my senior year, now usually I wouldn't invest any significant interest in the matter, but yesterday, while snooping through some area I probably shouldn't be in, I came across the the senior yearbook editor's user-name and password, meaning I can now edit absolutely anything I want, fr...

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