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by Agent Foxtrot
Thu Nov 17, 2011 2:05 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Assassin's Creed: Revelations
Replies: 7
Views: 2749

Assassin's Creed: Revelations

I'm surprised how little discussion there's been on all the message boards I belong to regarding the newest Assassin's Creed. Here are my initial impressions after six hours of gameplay. I should qualify this post by saying I am a rabid fan of the Assassin's Creed franchise, and I've eagerly played ...
by Agent Foxtrot
Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0854: "Learning to Cook"
Replies: 134
Views: 25803

Re: 0854: "Learning to Cook"

This comic is so true. Especially the alt tag.
by Agent Foxtrot
Tue Sep 21, 2010 2:14 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: D&D 3.5 Aerial Combat
Replies: 4
Views: 1971

Re: D&D 3.5 Aerial Combat

Thanks, all.
by Agent Foxtrot
Mon Sep 20, 2010 8:24 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: D&D 3.5 Aerial Combat
Replies: 4
Views: 1971

D&D 3.5 Aerial Combat

Hello, I'm writing part of a campaign for my D&D group and I want the Big Fight to be aerial combat on the Plane of Air. Can anyone tell me where I might find the aerial combat rules?

Many thanks.
by Agent Foxtrot
Wed Aug 11, 2010 3:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0778: "Scheduling"
Replies: 159
Views: 47269

Re: "Scheduling" discussion (#778)

Lame comic. Unfunny and confusing. I think Randall needs to take a break for a few months so he can refresh his ideas.
by Agent Foxtrot
Wed May 26, 2010 4:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0745: "Dyslexics"
Replies: 143
Views: 49203

Re: "Dyslexics" Discussion

I found today's strip to be wholly unfunny, as most of them have been for the past month or two. I think Randall ran out of ideas.
by Agent Foxtrot
Tue May 11, 2010 2:33 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Final Fantasy XIV
Replies: 16
Views: 2539

Final Fantasy XIV

So, unless you've been living under a rock, you would know that Square-Enix is currently Alpha-testing its newest MMORPG, Final Fantasy XIV. I've been an FFXI player since 2003, and I'm psyched. I just hope that SE has learned from its mistakes from FFXI, such as its favoritism towards Japanese play...
by Agent Foxtrot
Wed May 05, 2010 4:02 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Can I omit previous schools from my college application?
Replies: 8
Views: 1840

Re: Can I omit previous schools from my college application?

Are those just different branches of the same school? If so, I don't think you can hide that fact. If you were transferring credit to another school entirely, the GPA generally doesn't carry over. You just get a T, and the quality points don't count. Depending on the University you are transferring...
by Agent Foxtrot
Wed May 05, 2010 3:39 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Can I omit previous schools from my college application?
Replies: 8
Views: 1840

Can I omit previous schools from my college application?

I'm currently working on my application to transfer schools. I have an Associate's from a very good community college, where I graduated with a 3.2 GPA (straight A's in math), then transferred to University where, due to personal reasons, I only took one course (Calc III) and got a D. So now I'm app...
by Agent Foxtrot
Wed Oct 14, 2009 8:21 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Force vector question
Replies: 6
Views: 848

Re: Force vector question

Interesting. Thank you.
by Agent Foxtrot
Wed Oct 14, 2009 7:05 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Force vector question
Replies: 6
Views: 848

Re: Force vector question

It's nicer if you write p = mv. Then inverting Newton's law (assuming the necessary conditions) gives 1/F = dt/dp, so t = \int 1/F\ dp . Is that a standard rule in mathematics? That if \large{u=xy} then \large{\frac{d}{dt}\left(xy\right)=\frac{du}{dt}} ? Or is it just a part of the Chain Ru...
by Agent Foxtrot
Wed Oct 14, 2009 4:24 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Force vector question
Replies: 6
Views: 848

Force vector question

I'm not sure if this is a stupid question or not, but if Newton's Second Law states that \begin{equation*}\large{{\vec{F}}=\frac{d}{dt}\left({m}{\vec{v}}\right)}\end{equation*} , then what function is \large{t} a derivative with respect of? I am attempting to rearrange the equation so that I...
by Agent Foxtrot
Fri Sep 25, 2009 12:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0641: "Free"
Replies: 168
Views: 43268

Re: "Free" Discussion

Can someone please explain the F5 thing to me? Refreshing doesn't change the page, unless you guys are sitting at the previous coming and keep hitting F5 to see if the new one is up.
by Agent Foxtrot
Wed Sep 02, 2009 1:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0631: "Anatomy Text"
Replies: 270
Views: 80362

Re: "Anatomy Text" Discussion

Delayed reaction... I didn't laugh for about 5 minutes, now I can't stop cracking up!

Unrelated, but now we know that Megan keeps it clean-shaven. :shock:
by Agent Foxtrot
Wed Aug 26, 2009 2:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0628: "Psychic"
Replies: 186
Views: 49248

Re: "Psychic" Discussion

1st.: Humans are incapable of creating random numbers. They are particularly bad at it, in fact. Ask people for random numbers and you'll find clustering base on culturally significant numbers. 2nd: Because BOTH parties in the comic are human, we can assume that there is a much higher than 1% chanc...
by Agent Foxtrot
Wed Aug 26, 2009 2:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0628: "Psychic"
Replies: 186
Views: 49248

Re: "Psychic" Discussion

1) We have LaTeX. You can show any mathematical formula you want on these forums. For example, \Gamma\left(z\right)={1\over{z}}\prod_{n=1}^\infty\frac{\left(1+\frac{1}{n}\right)^z}{1+\frac{z}{n}} :mrgreen: 2) You're assuming that he also randomly picks a different number each time. ...
by Agent Foxtrot
Wed Aug 26, 2009 2:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0628: "Psychic"
Replies: 186
Views: 49248

Re: "Psychic" Discussion

Someone tell me if I'm wrong (I guess that goes without saying), but i have two problems with the math in this strip. 1) "1% of the time" does not mean each time he does the trick, he has a 1% chance. The way it's worded, it seems like he's saying no matter how many times he does the tric...
by Agent Foxtrot
Wed Aug 26, 2009 1:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0628: "Psychic"
Replies: 186
Views: 49248

Re: "Psychic" Discussion

One problem, I know a lot of people with favorite numbers that aren't whole. My girlfriend's favorite number is 1000006.4. Curious, why that number? Is it significant? One of my favorites is called the "Dottie number", which is the irrational result of \cos{x}=x . That is, if you take the...
by Agent Foxtrot
Wed Aug 26, 2009 1:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0628: "Psychic"
Replies: 186
Views: 49248

Re: "Psychic" Discussion

I thought Randall's comics bit weak over the last couple of weeks, but today's was pure genius. Great. Simply great.
by Agent Foxtrot
Mon Aug 10, 2009 1:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0621: "Superlative"
Replies: 136
Views: 31653

Re: "Superlative" discussion

Great stuff, Randall. My friends and I joke about "The Most Interesting Man in the World" all the time.
by Agent Foxtrot
Fri Aug 07, 2009 12:29 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: You get ahold of Aperture's portal gun. Now what?
Replies: 77
Views: 9458

You get ahold of Aperture's portal gun. Now what?

So suppose you came across Aperture Labs' portal gun on eBay and managed to snag the sale at the last second with your mad eBay-fu. Whatcha gonna do now? Set up a travel agency? Live a life of crime? Have fun.
by Agent Foxtrot
Fri Jul 31, 2009 12:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0617: "Understocked"
Replies: 115
Views: 23052

Re: "Understocked" Discussion

Walter.Horvath wrote:This comic looks rushed.

Agreed. I kinda thought Randall does all the week's comics in one sitting.
by Agent Foxtrot
Wed Jul 29, 2009 2:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0616: "Lease"
Replies: 124
Views: 26352

Re: "Lease" Discussion

Today is my 30th birthday, and the strip couldn't be any more fitting of how I think. For the first time, I can say:

"GET OUT OF MY HEAD, RANDALL!!!"
by Agent Foxtrot
Fri Jun 05, 2009 1:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0593: "Voynich Manuscript"
Replies: 111
Views: 37822

Re: "Voynich Manuscript" Discussion

Dammit, Randall! If you keep giving me fascinating new things to look up on Wikipedia, I'll never get any work done! :evil: :D

Great strip today.
by Agent Foxtrot
Tue May 19, 2009 3:28 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Favorite math jokes
Replies: 1452
Views: 494252

Re: Favorite math jokes

Super lame, but I got a small chuckle out of it:

Q: What is a polar bear?
A: A Cartesian bear that's undergone a coordinate transform.
by Agent Foxtrot
Tue May 12, 2009 5:06 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: how to skew a sine to constrain it within bounds
Replies: 10
Views: 4804

Re: how to skew a sine to constrain it within bounds

A sine wave will always have vertical symmetry between two x-intercepts when using a\sin^n[f(x)]+k , regardless of how you manipulate a, n, f(x) , or k . Since you're basically plotting a circle, there's no way around it (no pun intended). I think the OP would benefit more from usin...
by Agent Foxtrot
Tue May 12, 2009 4:46 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: how to skew a sine to constrain it within bounds
Replies: 10
Views: 4804

Re: how to skew a sine to constrain it within bounds

A sine wave will always have vertical symmetry between two x-intercepts when using a\sin^n[f(x)]+k , regardless of how you manipulate a, n, f(x) , or k . Since you're basically plotting a circle, there's no way around it (no pun intended). I think the OP would benefit more from using...
by Agent Foxtrot
Fri Apr 17, 2009 3:26 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Density function? [Stats]
Replies: 2
Views: 460

Density function? [Stats]

It's been a while since I took Statistics, so bear with me. I want to find the probability of k successes when n=17 and p=0.24 . However, for each success, I need to add 0.05 to p . The binomial cumulative density function only allows for p to remain static, so what function would I use to account f...
by Agent Foxtrot
Wed Mar 18, 2009 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Let's talk about lucid dreaming.
Replies: 29
Views: 3219

Let's talk about lucid dreaming.

So after years of wimping out, I've finally decided to take a stab at lucid dreaming. Before I start, however, I'd like to ask those of you who have had success with lucid dreaming a few questions: ⋅ What method(s) did you employ? ⋅ How easy or difficult was it to use? ⋅&nbs...
by Agent Foxtrot
Wed Mar 18, 2009 12:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0557: "Students"
Replies: 223
Views: 68306

Re: "Students" Discussion

My school dreams used to involve being wholly unprepared for an exam. Sometimes the dream was a reality. :(
by Agent Foxtrot
Fri Feb 27, 2009 5:17 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: What is wrong with this? 1=-1?
Replies: 32
Views: 3636

Re: What is wrong with this? 1=-1?

Blatm wrote:...you wouldn't claim that 0 = 2pi just because their sines are equal...

[imath]\sin0=\sin2\pi[/imath]
[imath]\sin^{-1}(\sin0)=\sin^{-1}(\sin2\pi)[/imath]
[imath]0=2\pi[/imath]
by Agent Foxtrot
Fri Feb 27, 2009 4:02 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Favorite math jokes
Replies: 1452
Views: 494252

Re: Favorite math jokes

PM 2Ring wrote:Did the Ancient Romans refer to the 69 position as a 59?

Nah, they preferred to do the LXIX.
by Agent Foxtrot
Wed Feb 25, 2009 6:51 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Favorite math jokes
Replies: 1452
Views: 494252

Re: Favorite math jokes

I didn't look through this entire thread, so I'll post it anyway. What did the male mathematician ask the female mathematician at a bar?
[math]\int_{10}^{13}{2xdx}?[/math]
by Agent Foxtrot
Mon Feb 16, 2009 7:05 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Nonlinear spacetime?
Replies: 14
Views: 1849

Nonlinear spacetime?

Before I ask this, please keep in mind that I am not a theoretical physicist, so please be nice. I have a question and would love some lively discussion and maybe even see some equations. Einstein gave us the notion that space and time are not two mutually exclusive entities. Moreover, it has been w...
by Agent Foxtrot
Tue Feb 03, 2009 5:23 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Where'd I make my mistake? [Line integrals]
Replies: 5
Views: 1036

Re: Where'd I make my mistake? [Line integrals]

Man, seriously, what the hell. I should not do these things first thing after waking up. I have no idea what I was talking about since this is obviously not a complex analysis type line integral. My brain obviously just went, "Line integral. Zero. Cauchy's theorem." There's still a simple...
by Agent Foxtrot
Tue Feb 03, 2009 3:12 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Where'd I make my mistake? [Line integrals]
Replies: 5
Views: 1036

Re: Where'd I make my mistake? [Line integrals]

If you closed up your curve by including the segment along the y-axis then Cauchy's integral formula would tell you that the integral around that closed curve is zero. But your function is identically zero on that extra segment so the integral along the curve you're giving must also be zero. Ahh, I...
by Agent Foxtrot
Tue Feb 03, 2009 2:23 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Where'd I make my mistake? [Line integrals]
Replies: 5
Views: 1036

Where'd I make my mistake? [Line integrals]

So while I'm out of school, I've been practicing different concepts to keep myself sharp. I made up a line integral problem, but for some reason, I'm getting 0 as my answer. Zero may well possibly be the correct answer, but I feel I messed up my trigonometric integration somewhere. Here's my work, s...
by Agent Foxtrot
Thu Nov 06, 2008 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0500: "Election"
Replies: 118
Views: 22854

Re: Election

Why did Randall use <NAME> the <OCCUPATION> instead of Joe the Plumber? Was there some legal thing there? I can't imagine there was.

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