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by WakkaWakka
Mon Sep 15, 2008 10:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0476: "One-Sided"
Replies: 111
Views: 30064

Re: "One-Sided" Discussion

Red Hal wrote:They're not talking about fruit, they're talking about US!!!

Interesting, the most nutritious humans tasty fruits are quite often the easiest to catch eat.
by WakkaWakka
Mon Sep 15, 2008 7:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0476: "One-Sided"
Replies: 111
Views: 30064

Re: "One-Sided" Discussion

phlip wrote:Well, I figured that if we're going to take the height of that small peak as representative, then we may as well take its width as representative as well (and it's a lot narrower than your 1 second grid)...
phlip wrote:
Agreed.

phlip wrote:and then we may as well take its shape into consideration too... and at this point, we may as well go with the integral and be done with it.


Now all we need is the recording accuracy (in words or seconds) and verification of the 150 WPM.
by WakkaWakka
Mon Sep 15, 2008 7:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0476: "One-Sided"
Replies: 111
Views: 30064

Re: "One-Sided" Discussion

However, I'm unsure as to the validity of adding the height at various points, quantised by seconds... I think a much more valid approach would be to treat it like a probability density function... take the area under the curve, and divide it by the area of the small hump at "my second relatio...
by WakkaWakka
Mon Sep 15, 2008 7:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0476: "One-Sided"
Replies: 111
Views: 30064

Re: "One-Sided" Discussion

HOLY CRAP YOU'RE SO NERDY ITS FREAKIN AWESOME WILL YOU DO MY TRIG HOMEWORK Actually, there are a lot of liberties taken with the data, like assuming a resolution of 1 second monitoring and recording of instances. If this resolution is decreased to two seconds the number of instances drop dramatical...
by WakkaWakka
Mon Sep 15, 2008 6:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0476: "One-Sided"
Replies: 111
Views: 30064

A graph with no scale is no graph at all...

So lets try to get some real numbers here... The Y axis is extrapolated from the height of the single instance of the 'Second Relationship'. The X axis is a combination of putting the peak of recognition at eight words "Hi, Hi, What's up, Uh, Not a lot", and putting the awkward factor at a...
by WakkaWakka
Fri Sep 12, 2008 12:45 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - Soon? Maybe?
Replies: 253
Views: 183904

Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - SEPTEMBER 6th 2008

I am excited about the prospects of

-another meet up
-tipsyness
-beards
-beard stroking
-distracted beard stroking
-The Wheel of Brisbane
-being distracted by distracting beard stroking
by WakkaWakka
Fri Sep 05, 2008 11:11 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Math Club entertainment/edutainment?
Replies: 17
Views: 2510

Re: Math Club entertainment/edutainment?

I've always enjoyed using counting machines and devices. Learn a different device each week. I collect abacus, slide rule (straight, circular, custom), and basic counting machines. Google 'make your own slide rule'. It is also popular to also customize circular slide rules to a specific application....
by WakkaWakka
Fri Sep 05, 2008 10:45 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Need suggestions for a KVM switch
Replies: 11
Views: 1869

Re: Need suggestions for a KVM switch

I have tried many were I work. I found this model stands head and shoulders above the rest.

http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProductP ... _Id=456266
by WakkaWakka
Fri Sep 05, 2008 10:34 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - Soon? Maybe?
Replies: 253
Views: 183904

Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - SEPTEMBER 6th 2008

OooKay, todays comic has freaked me out.

Pancakes and xkcd just altered its relationship with impeccable comedic timing to make the meet up weird / awesome.

PS: RSVP +1; My OH is coming along.
by WakkaWakka
Wed Sep 03, 2008 1:17 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - Soon? Maybe?
Replies: 253
Views: 183904

Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - SEPTEMBER 6th 2008

Hi, What a perfect occasion to end my (very extended) lurking. Count me in. I look forward to meeting you all.
by WakkaWakka
Wed Sep 03, 2008 1:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2420151

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hi all, My name is Jeremy. I now declare to end my lurking ways. I spend my work time as a programmer for an automation company. I spend my rest time reading, gaming, and sporting (sailing, cycling, shooting). I spend my geek time breaking the latest Linux builds and applications, collecting countin...

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