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Sat Mar 17, 2012 3:45 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Mass Effect 3 (Seriously, Use Spoilers People!)
Replies: 1908
Views: 272438

Re: Mass Effect 3

Maybe, and I stress -Maybe- if the first nightmare had had some imagery of all the dead in my previous games being wiped from the scene by the passing of the Citadel-Child, as the Citadel-Child is reprogramming Shepard to be manipulated by the image of the child it -Might- have been a step towards ...
Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:23 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Mass Effect 3 (Seriously, Use Spoilers People!)
Replies: 1908
Views: 272438

Re: Mass Effect 3

I did rewrite the heretics but Legion sprayed that decision didn't really effect the outcome (which made it somewhat pointless). Similarly, I made Mordin save the genophage cure research data and spare his assistant but I assume that made no difference to the story? If you don't sav...
Wed Jun 08, 2011 12:28 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: A set in the complex plane edit: ?s about complex variables
Replies: 26
Views: 3447

Re: A set in the complex plane

The way I would look at this is by fixing some r <= 2, and then look at the points with |z + 1| = r and |z - 1| = 2 - r . So we get some points in your set by looking at the intersection of these two circles, which just happens to be the point (r - 1, 0). So, look at each r between 0 and 2, and your...
Sun May 29, 2011 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Bijection from (Z_n)^3 to (Z_n)^2
Replies: 5
Views: 1362

Re: Bijection from (Z_n)^3 to (Z_n)^2

I'm afraid that whenever n is bigger than 1 there isn't any bijection between them, since the first contains n^3 elements while the second has only n^2 elements.
Fri May 20, 2011 3:32 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Lie algebra representations
Replies: 2
Views: 837

Re: Lie algebra representations

Actually, the issue is arising in a proof that L(\lambda) is finite dimensional if \lambda is dominant integral, so I can't rely on that. However, we do know that each x_i and y_i acts as a locally nilpotent operator. But I think you're right about it only concerning an L_i -submodule, and t...
Thu May 19, 2011 5:09 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Lie algebra representations
Replies: 2
Views: 837

Lie algebra representations

I'm reading through Humphrey's text on category O (alongside his text on Lie algebras), and I'm having trouble understanding something. Let L be a semisimple Lie algebra, fix your simple roots \alpha_1,\dots,\alpha_t , and choose h_i,x_i,y_i the standard basis for the isomorphic copy of SL(2,C) in L...
Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:21 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Fallout 3!
Replies: 1500
Views: 145807

Re: Fallout 3!

So how many of you have played with a melee heavy character? I just started one, and it is much more difficult. One thing though. I had a much stronger reaction when killing things, specifically dogs. Before I'd just grab my rifle or 9mm or whatever, and pop them. Next enemy please! Bludgeoning the...
Thu Apr 07, 2011 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Fallout 3!
Replies: 1500
Views: 145807

Re: Fallout 3!

So how many of you have played with a melee heavy character? I just started one, and it is much more difficult. One thing though. I had a much stronger reaction when killing things, specifically dogs. Before I'd just grab my rifle or 9mm or whatever, and pop them. Next enemy please! Bludgeoning the...
Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:07 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Is this just me (Enemy Territory)?
Replies: 4
Views: 969

Re: Is this just me (Enemy Territory)?

So, I recently decided to get back into Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory, a pretty cool WWII multiplayer team-deathmatch objective-based game. Wikipedia has a nice article on it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolfenstein:_Enemy_Territory But the thing is that whenever I go to join a server, it won't acc...
Fri Apr 23, 2010 6:11 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Laurent expansion of cot(z)
Replies: 3
Views: 3696

Re: Laurent expansion of cot(z)

Write cot(z) in terms of e^{iz} and try to relate it to the generating function for the Bernoulli numbers . Are you sure the professor didn't just want you to write down a few terms? I'm actually pretty sure he didn't want anyone to get it. As far as I know, he didn't ever mention Bernoulli numbers...
Fri Apr 23, 2010 4:53 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Laurent expansion of cot(z)
Replies: 3
Views: 3696

Laurent expansion of cot(z)

This week I had an exam for a class on complex numbers and functions and whatnot (not exactly a complex analysis course, so I'm not really sure what to call it). On it, the professor asked us to derive the Laurent expansion of cot(z) , expanded about z_0 = 0 . Completely stumped me. Now, I'v...
Fri Feb 12, 2010 7:06 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Matrix Algebra question about identity matricies and scalars
Replies: 12
Views: 1341

Re: Matrix Algebra question about identity matricies and scalars

So you can't just "cancel out" the A's This is actually exactly your error. You started with A(3x) = A(3Ix) and multiplied by A^{-1} . But AA^{-1} = I , so when you multiply both sides by A^{-1} , what you really have is I(3x) = I(3Ix) , which is true and m...
Sat Jul 25, 2009 6:18 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Replies: 4413
Views: 810340

Re: Go Away Dub Watchers: The Proper Anime Thread

Okita wrote:It ends next week though.

If there's 8 in Endless Eight, then we still have 2 more to go, since only 6 eps of Endless Eight have aired so far.
Fri Jul 24, 2009 10:28 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Greatest Bands Ever
Replies: 79
Views: 7619

Re: Greatest Bands Ever

Fugazi
Queen
Velvet Underground
The Rolling Stones
Enter Shikari
Led Zeppelin
Pink Floyd
Sonic Youth
Jethro Tull
Sat Jul 18, 2009 5:38 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4596
Views: 692571

Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.

How do you get your crossbow dwarves to practice at an archery range? Do you put them on break or something? Take them off duty through the military screen. If they have wooden or bone bolts (they will not practice with metal bolts), they'll practice. I think they actually will spend most of their ...
Mon Jul 13, 2009 3:05 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Cool games on the interweb redux
Replies: 514
Views: 325098

Re: Cool games on the interweb redux

Babamthegrunt wrote:

Half and hour there, half an hour here, and before you know it, you've spent your life savings of time.

Fun game, got 110% (full) completion in 1599 seconds. Can you beat me?

1034.
Thu Jul 09, 2009 10:02 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: What is/was your college GPA?
Replies: 64
Views: 10196

Re: What is/was your college GPA?

12.5/13.0 after 1 year at University of Windsor.

I'm mostly posting this to point out how strange we are. F- is 0, F is 1, D- is 2... A+ is 13.
I've never heard of anywhere else using this.
Mon Jul 06, 2009 6:10 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4596
Views: 692571

Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.

Have any of your nobles banned the export of certain crafts or stones? If so, they won't show up at all in the trade menu. Aha, that's the problem. Is there a good way to remove all the crowns from my couple dozen bins of stone crafts? As far as I know, the only way is to define another item stockp...
Mon Jul 06, 2009 4:22 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4596
Views: 692571

Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.

Have any of your nobles banned the export of certain crafts or stones? If so, they won't show up at all in the trade menu.
Sun Jul 05, 2009 12:42 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4596
Views: 692571

Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.

I've got 40d, didn;t even know there was a 40d12 :P lol Yeah, Toady's graphics code is pretty bad, so some people started making hacks to speed it up. Toady noticed that and said "hai guyz, halp plz". And so they started releasing the 40d# series, which basically just has better graphics ...
Sun Jul 05, 2009 12:22 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4596
Views: 692571

Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.

TaintedDeity wrote:I got it to work indeed
Even managed to update it for the latest DF.

Do you mean 40d or 40d12?
Sat Jul 04, 2009 10:39 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4596
Views: 692571

Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.

Incidentally, I have yet to have even one of my military get remotely unhappy This is probably because they get happy thoughts from killing things and sparring (sparring makes them really happy, I think it generates a happy thought for each session they deem to be "good", which could end ...
Sat Jul 04, 2009 9:56 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Interesting Roleplaying and LARP Stories
Replies: 149
Views: 20843

Re: Interesting D&D Stories

Right now, I'm playing in a high-power 3.5 campaign in Eberron. So, we started our last session at level 3 in Sharn. We did some shopping, then hopped on a boat to Xendrik because we had a whole bunch of clues pointing to Xendrik being where we could find some thing we're supposed to find (we're not...
Sat Jul 04, 2009 9:36 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4596
Views: 692571

Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.

[EDIT2:] How do you get shells? You need to fish, catch turtles. Then you need to clean the turtles you caught at a fishery. Then you need to be lucky enough to have someone choose to eat the now edible turtle. (I prefer to just forbid all other food, so they have to eat turtle, so I get a shell pr...
Sat Jul 04, 2009 8:04 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4596
Views: 692571

Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.

Hello, you've all got me playing DF again :P I find that when starting a new fortress I get bored of going through the setting up stage, building farms, workshops etc and I want to get straight to the building of caverns and structures and things. I've heard people talk about changing the amoutn of...
Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:01 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Metal band suggestions
Replies: 46
Views: 4325

Re: Metal band suggestions

Could someone recommend some symphonic/power/folk/neo-classical metal that's free of guttural growls being substituted for lyrics? Bonus points if the lead male singer doesn't sound like his pants are too tight or there's a good female vocalist. Note: Please try to name bands that are somewhat off ...
Mon Jun 08, 2009 7:37 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4596
Views: 692571

Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.

SecondTalon wrote:Well.. were they sparring with Real Weapons, or with the crappy wooden ones that the Elves bring you?

Crap, I had meant to mention that, but completely forgot.
Silver or copper lowest quality weapons are just as nice, and have the added bonus of not needing elves.
Mon Jun 08, 2009 1:45 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4596
Views: 692571

Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.

Random832 wrote:Stuff I didn't think of.

You're right. I assumed. My bad.
Then I guess it's possible, depending on how he's handled it.
Sun Jun 07, 2009 3:19 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4596
Views: 692571

Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.

Get this, my ELF liaison is missing his left arm and ear. And I have no clue how it happened. And so every day he passes out or gets stunned and so makes almost no progress towards my fortress. I quit because there was no way that was going to work. The caravan was going to leave before he even got...
Sun Jun 07, 2009 1:55 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4596
Views: 692571

Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.

Actually, I once used Companion to give all of my military level 50 (17 is legendary, I think 22 is where it stops mattering how high it is) in Shield Use, Armor Use, and Wrestling. Not two minutes later, one of them took a spear through the heart and instantly died. I quit out of frustration. You ...
Sun Jun 07, 2009 2:59 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4596
Views: 692571

Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.

Actually, I once used Companion to give all of my military level 50 (17 is legendary, I think 22 is where it stops mattering how high it is) in Shield Use, Armor Use, and Wrestling. Not two minutes later, one of them took a spear through the heart and instantly died. I quit out of frustration. You ...
Sat Jun 06, 2009 11:46 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4596
Views: 692571

Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.

It's worth about 200,000, and is currently being used to tend to all the wounded soldiers who keep hurting each other. My barracks is over 12x12, but they still manage to screw it up. Did you train them in shield using, armor using, and wrestling before giving them weapons? If not, it's a good idea...
Sun Jan 25, 2009 3:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Fuck! Now I'm a felon.
Replies: 37
Views: 3879

Re: Fuck! Now I'm a felon.

Izawwlgood wrote:Shit Fuck Cunt Ass!

Apparently anus is a swear word... I must have missed that memo.
Fri Oct 31, 2008 12:15 am UTC
Forum: Music
Replies: 74
Views: 7219

Both Porcupine Tree's "How is Your Life Today?" and "What Happens Now?" Then maybe Portman's "We Are Nihilists Lebowski". The first, just cause of how horribly inappropriate a song with "How is your life today?" as the chorus is at a funeral. The third, cause ...
Sat Oct 11, 2008 2:56 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Cool games on the interweb
Replies: 1035
Views: 200665

Re: Cool games on the interweb

Mastermind: World Conqueror It's like a dumbed down flash version of Evil Genius. Except more current instead of a spoof on old spy films. Amusing dialogue too such as: (When stealing technology) "Hey, we were in the neighborhood and we thought we'd drop by for some SCIENCE" (When stealin...
Mon Aug 25, 2008 12:26 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Olympics: Cuban athlete kicks taekwondo referee in the face
Replies: 29
Views: 4781

Re: Olympics: Cuban athlete kicks taekwondo referee in the face

The article seems to say that he sat out for that long because he was waiting for medical attention. It's hardly his fault he waited that long then. ... I'm assuming that's the point of the rule. If your injury requires that much medical treatment, you lose. Seems completely reasonable and in line ...
Sun Aug 24, 2008 6:19 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Olympics: Cuban athlete kicks taekwondo referee in the face
Replies: 29
Views: 4781

Re: Olympics: Cuban athlete kicks taekwondo referee in the face

Well, to be fair, it does sound like the ref made a stupid decision. How so? If the rules say that you get disqualified if you sit out more than a minute and you sit out longer than that it doesn't matter if the round ends in 2 seconds or 2 minutes, you still broke the rules. The article seems to s...
Thu Aug 21, 2008 9:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Guys dressed as ninjas threaten drug dealers
Replies: 12
Views: 2155

Re: Guys dressed as ninjas threaten drug dealers

Freakish wrote:Just pointing out that it was drug users, not drug dealers.

Actually, it was both, according to the article.

These guys fail as ninjas, should have been smarter about it.
Sun Jul 27, 2008 10:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Uh-oh. It's a Youtube party and you're up next. What do you show 'em?
Replies: 2143
Views: 724254