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by eligitine
Fri Apr 13, 2012 3:12 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Graphics Card (I think) Problem
Replies: 13
Views: 3351

Re: Graphics Card (I think) Problem

I to am running windows 8 beta. What this sounds like it something I encounter occasionally, even on windows 7. Your driver fails, and windows recovers it, as for the cause temperature is a major cause of it. It happens on 7 a lot when I run to many graphic intensive programs at once. (just cause 2,...
by eligitine
Fri Apr 13, 2012 3:05 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Java not working in Chrome, fine everywhere else
Replies: 11
Views: 29550

Re: Java not working in Chrome, fine everywhere else

Do a barrel roll. But seriously, I've had this issue with chrome before, it tends to get finicky when you install multiple versions of java on it. The easiest solution is offered above, although I would back up your plugins in case it doesn't work. EDIT: Upon further research, it appears chrome does...
by eligitine
Fri Apr 13, 2012 2:52 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Launch my own satellite
Replies: 13
Views: 3531

Re: Launch my own satellite

I suppose you could cut down on costs if you used several weather balloons to get a light payload moderately high in orbit before using some type of thruster. Purely hypothetical, but there does rise the issue of pushing enough against the low atmosphere.
by eligitine
Fri Apr 13, 2012 2:50 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Worst thing you've seen in a lab
Replies: 256
Views: 233190

Re: Worst thing you've seen in a lab

I only heard about this from a partially drunk friend, so can't vouch for it's accuracy, but it's a good story. The students were looking at a antibiotic resistant strain of Salmonella, and were using sharp-ended auto pipettes to transfer the culture. Instead of placing the beaker or whatever on th...
by eligitine
Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:00 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Worst thing you've seen in a lab
Replies: 256
Views: 233190

Re: Worst thing you've seen in a lab

Just yesterday I had a very interesting experience in the compsci lab I TA for. A student decided that it would be a great idea to figure out how high he could spin up a 22cm fan before it in his words, "exploded." He upped the voltage, getting the fan to start to whine, but decided it was...
by eligitine
Thu Mar 29, 2012 2:40 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 96113
Views: 7726350

Re: Count to a Million

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by eligitine
Thu Mar 29, 2012 2:36 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Typing mathematical unicode characters on Windows 7
Replies: 26
Views: 5818

Re: Typing mathematical unicode characters on Windows 7

I would use wordpad. Its not the best option, but it has a better time switching between fonts. The only problem is you have to press Alt-X after typing some hex digits to get it to work.
by eligitine
Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:08 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 96113
Views: 7726350

Re: Count to a Million

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by eligitine
Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:58 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: The Disgruntled Alien Visitor
Replies: 9
Views: 5401

Re: The Disgruntled Alien Visitor

I apologize, I forgot a part, when I pulled out the paper I originally sketched this out on, The visitor could only answer yes no and maybe.
by eligitine
Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:52 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Typing mathematical unicode characters on Windows 7
Replies: 26
Views: 5818

Re: Typing mathematical unicode characters on Windows 7

It supports the character, but in a different font. Notepad has a hard time switching automatically, you need to switch to a font that supports the character before entering it in. When you paste it, it pastes it in the right font.
by eligitine
Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:39 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Typing mathematical unicode characters on Windows 7
Replies: 26
Views: 5818

Re: Typing mathematical unicode characters on Windows 7

Notepad supports very little unicode with its loaded fonts.
by eligitine
Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:33 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: The Disgruntled Alien Visitor
Replies: 9
Views: 5401

The Disgruntled Alien Visitor

Mankind has had its first encounter with an Alien species. As mankind's ambassador, you have been beamed aboard the ship, into a blank room, facing one of the alien species. You have been tasked to find out the alien's agendas. From prior contacts, you have come to know that the aliens completely un...
by eligitine
Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:11 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Typing mathematical unicode characters on Windows 7
Replies: 26
Views: 5818

Re: Typing mathematical unicode characters on Windows 7

I was reading up, and it appears that with most major browers, it works correctly (if you have a font that supports it), but if you type it on a page that is is using a charset that doesn't support it, it will not be transmitted to the website correctly.
by eligitine
Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:32 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Typing mathematical unicode characters on Windows 7
Replies: 26
Views: 5818

Re: Typing mathematical unicode characters on Windows 7

For me, that usually has to do with fonts. Most fonts can't handle the higher Unicode characters.
by eligitine
Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:21 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Web Browser not working due to windows error
Replies: 8
Views: 4929

Re: Web Browser not working due to windows error

The fact that three browsers already installed stopped working and one newly installed browser works suggests a virus. Grab yourself a copy of MalwareBytes and run a full scan. And if you're not running an AV program, definitely get one. MSE is free and it does a great job, and you'll hardly notice...
by eligitine
Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:53 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Pigeon Probability Problem
Replies: 3
Views: 1180

Pigeon Probability Problem

I've been thinking about this for the past few days now, and whatever formula I come up with always fails after a relatively low number. The problem is this: A button has a 1 in 100 chance of sounding a siren, independent from any other presses. k pigeons are lined in a row, with a button in front o...
by eligitine
Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:18 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Imposter Puzzle
Replies: 69
Views: 19715

Re: Imposter Puzzle

You can fix this issue: Publicly announce every word used and do not allow words to be used twice. However, I doubt that the hashing method is very secure. Just bring your laptop to the meetings. The thurns could steal your laptop and pose as you. I was thinking about the problem over the weekend, ...
by eligitine
Fri Mar 23, 2012 3:38 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Worst thing you've seen in a lab
Replies: 256
Views: 233190

Re: Worst thing you've seen in a lab

I had an incident in my 9'th grade 'geo-science' class where the teacher was showing us how sodium burned in water. She had a huge 2lb block of it and would shave off a little bit to drop it in a big clear pot. She got called outside by campus security, and some dumb student desided to go up and dro...
by eligitine
Fri Mar 23, 2012 3:14 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Imposter Puzzle
Replies: 69
Views: 19715

Re: Imposter Puzzle

A rather enjoyable solution I came up with is just to kill everyone in the society except yourself, but don't tell the thurns. Revenge all around.
by eligitine
Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:17 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: NYTimes Doubles Down on Subscription
Replies: 31
Views: 5890

Re: NYTimes Doubles Down on Subscription

TheGrammarBolshevik wrote:
eligitine wrote:I have no problem paying for a newstand issue of a newspaper, but I don't support limiting content. Its like buying a new car for $100 then taking it back a day later.

http://www.hertz.com/

Point taken, and I should of used a better analogy. Perhaps a blimp.
by eligitine
Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1033: "Formal Logic"
Replies: 132
Views: 41160

Re: 1033: "Formal Logic"

I had to Google iff to understand the comic. That is never a good sign.
by eligitine
Thu Mar 22, 2012 3:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2854291

Re: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out

I troll people on mush clients without ever knowing why I do it.
by eligitine
Thu Mar 22, 2012 3:05 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Imposter Puzzle
Replies: 69
Views: 19715

Re: Imposter Puzzle

I've been running through my mind a senario, where there is a starting, and return action, lets say for this example a fist bump and a handshake respectively. If a party fails to innitate one or the other, they are shot(since I infer this is the future, lets say with a disintegration pistol.). Since...
by eligitine
Thu Mar 22, 2012 3:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: NYTimes Doubles Down on Subscription
Replies: 31
Views: 5890

Re: NYTimes Doubles Down on Subscription

I have no problem paying for a newstand issue of a newspaper, but I don't support limiting content. Its like buying a new car for $100 then taking it back a day later. I would, and do, pay for online content if it adds something more, like having no ads, or viewing user comments.
by eligitine
Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9357461

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

This is fox news we're talking about. Natrually, whenever I see any tv news I cast some shadow of doubt into it, unless it is live. BBC nonwithstanding.
by eligitine
Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: NYTimes Doubles Down on Subscription
Replies: 31
Views: 5890

Re: NYTimes Doubles Down on Subscription

Whether or not you can bypass it, that's still annoying. I've got quite good at rationing myself to 20 articles a month, but at 10 per month per PC it's barely worth trying to read the NY Times at all. Which is a shame, because NYT and the BBC are my two main news sources. You could try paying for ...
by eligitine
Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:25 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Imposter Puzzle
Replies: 69
Views: 19715

Re: Imposter Puzzle

establish some kind of secret key, like a password or a handshake or what have you. at every meeting, if the key is wrong (they say the wrong word or give the wrong handshake), don't let them know. just hold a fake meeting and feed them misinformation. With the fake meeting, or the fake handshake, ...
by eligitine
Wed Mar 21, 2012 4:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1031: "s/keyboard/leopard"
Replies: 97
Views: 37113

Re: 1031: "s/keyboard/leopard"

I fail to see what you're going to do, unless you're going to do something with ninjas.
by eligitine
Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1032: "Networking"
Replies: 123
Views: 40215

Re: 1032: "Networking"

What really gets me is that the money isn't strapped in there at all, if the handlebox suddenly flew open, all of the bills would be scattered everywhere. Also, does anyone know what the little clip-thing is underneath the falling dollar bill in panel 4? I think its the rest of his business cards.

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