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- Thu Nov 17, 2011 2:05 pm UTC
- Forum: Gaming
- Topic: Assassin's Creed: Revelations
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### 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 ...

- Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:43 pm UTC
- Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
- Topic: 0854: "Learning to Cook"
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### Re: 0854: "Learning to Cook"

This comic is so true. Especially the alt tag.

- Tue Sep 21, 2010 2:14 pm UTC
- Forum: Gaming
- Topic: D&D 3.5 Aerial Combat
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### Re: D&D 3.5 Aerial Combat

Thanks, all.

- Mon Sep 20, 2010 8:24 pm UTC
- Forum: Gaming
- Topic: D&D 3.5 Aerial Combat
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### 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.

Many thanks.

- Wed Aug 11, 2010 3:05 pm UTC
- Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
- Topic: 0778: "Scheduling"
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### 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.

- Wed May 26, 2010 4:43 pm UTC
- Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
- Topic: 0745: "Dyslexics"
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### 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.

- Tue May 11, 2010 2:33 pm UTC
- Forum: Gaming
- Topic: Final Fantasy XIV
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### 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...

- Wed May 05, 2010 4:02 pm UTC
- Forum: School
- Topic: Can I omit previous schools from my college application?
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### 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...

- Wed May 05, 2010 3:39 pm UTC
- Forum: School
- Topic: Can I omit previous schools from my college application?
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### 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...

- Wed Oct 14, 2009 8:21 pm UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Force vector question
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### Re: Force vector question

Interesting. Thank you.

- Wed Oct 14, 2009 7:05 pm UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Force vector question
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### 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...

- Wed Oct 14, 2009 4:24 pm UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Force vector question
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### 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...

- Fri Sep 25, 2009 12:51 pm UTC
- Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
- Topic: 0641: "Free"
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### 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.

- Wed Sep 02, 2009 1:49 pm UTC
- Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
- Topic: 0631: "Anatomy Text"
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### 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.

Unrelated, but now we know that Megan keeps it clean-shaven.

- Wed Aug 26, 2009 2:39 pm UTC
- Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
- Topic: 0628: "Psychic"
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### 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...

- Wed Aug 26, 2009 2:35 pm UTC
- Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
- Topic: 0628: "Psychic"
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### 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. ...

- Wed Aug 26, 2009 2:09 pm UTC
- Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
- Topic: 0628: "Psychic"
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### 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...

- Wed Aug 26, 2009 1:24 pm UTC
- Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
- Topic: 0628: "Psychic"
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### 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...

- Wed Aug 26, 2009 1:11 pm UTC
- Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
- Topic: 0628: "Psychic"
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### 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.

- Mon Aug 10, 2009 1:09 pm UTC
- Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
- Topic: 0621: "Superlative"
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### Re: "Superlative" discussion

Great stuff, Randall. My friends and I joke about "The Most Interesting Man in the World" all the time.

- Fri Aug 07, 2009 12:29 pm UTC
- Forum: Forum Games
- Topic: You get ahold of Aperture's portal gun. Now what?
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### 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.

- Fri Jul 31, 2009 12:40 pm UTC
- Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
- Topic: 0617: "Understocked"
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### Re: "Understocked" Discussion

Walter.Horvath wrote:This comic looks rushed.

Agreed. I kinda thought Randall does all the week's comics in one sitting.

- Wed Jul 29, 2009 2:03 pm UTC
- Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
- Topic: 0616: "Lease"
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### 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!!!"

"GET OUT OF MY HEAD, RANDALL!!!"

- Fri Jun 05, 2009 1:02 pm UTC
- Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
- Topic: 0593: "Voynich Manuscript"
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### 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!

Great strip today.

Great strip today.

- Tue May 19, 2009 3:28 pm UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Favorite math jokes
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### 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.

Q: What is a polar bear?

A: A Cartesian bear that's undergone a coordinate transform.

- Tue May 12, 2009 5:06 pm UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: how to skew a sine to constrain it within bounds
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### 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...

- Tue May 12, 2009 4:46 pm UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: how to skew a sine to constrain it within bounds
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### 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...

- Fri Apr 17, 2009 3:26 pm UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Density function? [Stats]
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### 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...

- Wed Mar 18, 2009 6:28 pm UTC
- Forum: General
- Topic: Let's talk about lucid dreaming.
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### 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...

- Wed Mar 18, 2009 12:48 pm UTC
- Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
- Topic: 0557: "Students"
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### Re: "Students" Discussion

My school dreams used to involve being wholly unprepared for an exam. Sometimes the dream was a reality.

- Fri Feb 27, 2009 5:17 pm UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: What is wrong with this? 1=-1?
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### 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]

- Fri Feb 27, 2009 4:02 pm UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Favorite math jokes
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### 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.

- Wed Feb 25, 2009 6:51 pm UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Favorite math jokes
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### 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]

[math]\int_{10}^{13}{2xdx}?[/math]

- Mon Feb 16, 2009 7:05 pm UTC
- Forum: Science
- Topic: Nonlinear spacetime?
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### 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...

- Tue Feb 03, 2009 5:23 pm UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Where'd I make my mistake? [Line integrals]
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### 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...

- Tue Feb 03, 2009 3:12 pm UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Where'd I make my mistake? [Line integrals]
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### 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...

- Tue Feb 03, 2009 2:23 pm UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Where'd I make my mistake? [Line integrals]
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### 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...

- Thu Nov 06, 2008 4:00 pm UTC
- Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
- Topic: 0500: "Election"
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### 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.