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by IIAOPSW
Sun Feb 05, 2012 2:25 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Chess vs. Go Which is the better board game.
Replies: 55
Views: 29391

Re: Chess vs. Go Which is the better board game.

I say Go is the better game. Chess lacks elegance in my opinion. Its complexity arises out of a complex rule set. Any strategy game 6 different types of pieces and 16 pieces per player is guaranteed to have non trivial gameplay (not to mention special cases like castling). Go on the other hand accom...
by IIAOPSW
Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:08 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Adynatopia
Replies: 2
Views: 1040

Adynatopia

Hi all,

I made this game.
http://www.kongregate.com/games/IIAOPSW/adynatopia

I hope you all enjoy it.

Also I swear I'm not an ad bot.
I got a 2240 on my Turing test.
by IIAOPSW
Tue Dec 13, 2011 5:08 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: I want to model the Universe. ALL OF IT
Replies: 20
Views: 4601

Re: I want to model the Universe. ALL OF IT

so this pet project of mine is back on hold (big surprise). I just came here to say I had some time to glance over the millennium project in a bit more detail. In particular I downloaded the video they have up. That sir, that was stunning. the only thing comparable is if I somehow could live forever...
by IIAOPSW
Tue Dec 06, 2011 6:23 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: dimensions: I think I lost a few.
Replies: 37
Views: 5296

dimensions: I think I lost a few.

As I've been led to understand it, and correct me if I am wrong, dimensions are the minimum number of numbers needed to describe a location. We live in 3 of space and one of time. The classic layman example is your address (if you live in a city built after the invention of city planning (such as Ne...
by IIAOPSW
Sun Dec 04, 2011 8:56 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: I want to model the Universe. ALL OF IT
Replies: 20
Views: 4601

Re: I want to model the Universe. ALL OF IT

THAT!

You found exactly what I wanted in the millennium simulation, I was just planning on non-supercomputer scales!

good find MFB.

As for Doogly's book, added to my reading list, will get to eventually.

so long and thanks for all the fish.
by IIAOPSW
Sun Dec 04, 2011 6:23 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: I want to model the Universe. ALL OF IT
Replies: 20
Views: 4601

Re: I want to model the Universe. ALL OF IT

thank you all for the advice. there seems to be a slight mis-understanding. I don't want to simulate just a few planets with GR effects. I want to simulate a metric butt-ton of them (metric butt-ton is totally a real unit that I totally did not just make up). Thousands, maybe 10s of thousands. If I ...
by IIAOPSW
Sat Dec 03, 2011 10:16 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Simple newtonian gravitation in python
Replies: 11
Views: 5781

Re: Simple newtonian gravitation in python

Been there, done that. Euler works decent for a while, but like all periodic functions it will diverge. You need to use something like RK4 or Verlet method. Personally, I was lazy and didn't need to run the program into the far future. here is an example of a result. 4.6.png and as for the code ## &...
by IIAOPSW
Sat Dec 03, 2011 10:02 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: I want to model the Universe. ALL OF IT
Replies: 20
Views: 4601

I want to model the Universe. ALL OF IT

hello my great and esteemed internet colleagues. Like all people with a reasonable computer, some programming ability and pursuing a major in physics, I have a god complex. That said, I want to run a simulation of the universe. Yes all of it. I want to look down on my cosmos of pixels with awe as a ...
by IIAOPSW
Fri Dec 02, 2011 6:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0985: "Percentage Points"
Replies: 85
Views: 25109

Re: 0985: "Percentage Points"

well. He's got my vote.
by IIAOPSW
Mon Nov 28, 2011 3:24 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Classic art + TARDIS = win
Replies: 7
Views: 6621

Re: Classic art + TARDIS = win

found this on cracked

102678_slide.jpg
by IIAOPSW
Fri Nov 25, 2011 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: line puzzles.
Replies: 6
Views: 2051

Re: line puzzles.

all of them can be solved in a number of moves <= the number of buttons. this is an artifact of the level generator. the fact that some of you are programming solvers means we now have computers solving problems made by other computers. you know what this means? Computers have reached full employmen...
by IIAOPSW
Thu Nov 24, 2011 7:02 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: line puzzles.
Replies: 6
Views: 2051

line puzzles.

morning everyone. You all seem like clever, young, competent and sexy professionals that solve puzzles the way I eat breakfast (yes literally)! So on that note, I present to you this series of progressively more difficult logic puzzles that I shoved together. http://www.kongregate.com/games/IIAOPSW/...
by IIAOPSW
Mon Nov 21, 2011 9:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0980: "Money"
Replies: 375
Views: 106370

Re: 0980: "Money"

Display ALLL THE MONEY
by IIAOPSW
Fri Nov 04, 2011 7:58 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Classic art + TARDIS = win
Replies: 7
Views: 6621

Re: Classic art + TARDIS = win

no special skills required.
by IIAOPSW
Mon Oct 17, 2011 4:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0965: "Elements"
Replies: 161
Views: 40133

Re: 0965: "Elements"

and the award for most intimidating element goes to....

cyanide!
by IIAOPSW
Wed Oct 05, 2011 3:59 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Starting out with Fractals (direction needed)
Replies: 15
Views: 4221

Re: Starting out with Fractals (direction needed)

I feel compelled to quote the Johnathon Coulton song "Mandelbrot set" as perhaps it will give you some insight. you take a point called c in the complex plane let z1 be z^2 + c z2 is z1^2+c z3 is z2^2+c and so on if the series of z will always stay close to c and never trend away that poin...
by IIAOPSW
Wed Oct 05, 2011 3:50 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Does randomness exist ?
Replies: 48
Views: 7066

Re: Does randomness exist ?

Those unfamiliar with QM blaming that on our 'limited' understanding and believe theres actually some as of yet undiscovered hidden variables making QM deterministic should look into Bell's Theorem . The article you linked to states "However, none of the tests of the theorem performed to date ...
by IIAOPSW
Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:26 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Does randomness exist ?
Replies: 48
Views: 7066

Re: Does randomness exist ?

in the formal sense, randomness in a string of values is defined by p(a|b)=p(a) for all a and b. in english, the probability of some new value given the previous values is the same as the probability of the new value. in simpler english, the probability of finding any value in the string is independ...
by IIAOPSW
Fri Sep 30, 2011 8:46 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Miscellaneous Science Questions
Replies: 2958
Views: 720207

Re: RELATIVITY QUESTIONS! (and other common queries)

howdy, So I just read the wikipedia page on "the speed of gravity" and there is one part which perplexes me. It is the fact that gravitational field always points towards the "instant" position of the emitter (as opposed to the light delayed position). Why? I had always thought i...
by IIAOPSW
Sun Sep 25, 2011 1:46 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Classic art + TARDIS = win
Replies: 7
Views: 6621

Classic art + TARDIS = win

In this thread, we photo-shop the TARDIS into classic art.

pictured below, the appropriate "wanderer above the sea of fog" by Casper Friedrich
the doctor.jpg
by IIAOPSW
Sat Sep 24, 2011 10:57 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Coastline paradox
Replies: 5
Views: 2796

Re: Coastline paradox

in theory, the total length does go to infinity. In practice, do you really want to measure the length of coastline of each individual atom. Even if you could, your measurement would get totally messed up by the tide. Basically, coast line is a type of fractal in that its statistical properties are ...
by IIAOPSW
Mon Sep 19, 2011 12:56 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Plotting for Physicists (specifically Electrodynamics...)
Replies: 6
Views: 2199

Re: Plotting for Physicists (specifically Electrodynamics...

or you can be a super masochist and use the built in Turtle module.

I'm in undergrad computational physics, and the first graph on my first homework was a crude ASCII.
because why not dammit!
by IIAOPSW
Mon Sep 05, 2011 2:39 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Graphwar, an artillery game using mathematical functions
Replies: 9
Views: 6870

Re: Graphwar, an artillery game using mathematical functions

good concept but it takes a while to learn. mainly because I find myself sitting there thinking "oh crap, 40 seconds left, what functions do I know that look kinda like that?" Also, I ended up playing robots. the names I picked were GLaDOS HAL WOPR Deep Blue/Deep Think Mini Vac SkyNet My h...
by IIAOPSW
Sun Sep 04, 2011 4:07 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Ray Tracing
Replies: 3
Views: 1842

Re: Ray Tracing

you want to make a BASIC ray tracer?

why? I thought that language was dead.
by IIAOPSW
Sun Sep 04, 2011 3:57 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: fixed point iteration in chaotic maps. how do?
Replies: 3
Views: 978

fixed point iteration in chaotic maps. how do?

hello. So recently I've gotten into chaos theory and fractals (you know, cool things). I'm sure all of you are familiar with bifurcation diagrams. Anyway, my question is, is there a way to analytically calculate the attractors? In other words, given some function f(x), how can I know what values it ...
by IIAOPSW
Sun Sep 04, 2011 2:02 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Lines or curves
Replies: 10
Views: 1819

Re: Lines or curves

personally I like curves on a girl. If a girl got lines...well I leave the rest of my witty misinterpretation to your imagination.
by IIAOPSW
Sat Sep 03, 2011 7:47 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Speck of Dust
Replies: 92
Views: 12893

Re: Speck of Dust

Consider again that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, ...
by IIAOPSW
Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:48 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Math/Science Movies
Replies: 11
Views: 2328

Re: Math/Science Movies

not strictly in the movie category, and not exactly "hard sci-fi",

but how could we possibly neglect Dr. Gordon Freemen.
by IIAOPSW
Wed Aug 31, 2011 3:58 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Finity
Replies: 60
Views: 7622

Re: Finity

mentlegen, I do believe we are being trolled.
by IIAOPSW
Fri Aug 19, 2011 5:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0940: "Oversight"
Replies: 103
Views: 43078

Re: 0940: "Oversight"

I gotta admit, that is some HAWT stick figure on stick figure action right there.

[insert lame boner pun about "stick figure"]
by IIAOPSW
Wed May 25, 2011 5:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0903: "Extended Mind"
Replies: 666
Views: 184442

Re: 0903: "Extended Mind"

ITs like the colatz conjecture of wikipedia!

also most of the "it doesn't work" problems are resolved if you make the rule "go to the second link if the article has already been visited"
by IIAOPSW
Fri Apr 29, 2011 4:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0892: "Null Hypothesis"
Replies: 58
Views: 33519

Re: 0892: "Null Hypothesis"

I once asked out a statistician.

She failed to reject me <3
by IIAOPSW
Sun Apr 24, 2011 1:02 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Neurotoxin as a Preservative
Replies: 14
Views: 3124

Re: Neurotoxin as a Preservative

Neurotoxin.
potatoes.


...sounds like someone just played portal 2.


I guess my point here is that you're fat and adopted.
by IIAOPSW
Fri Apr 22, 2011 4:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0889: "Turtles"
Replies: 207
Views: 59996

Re: 0889: Turtles

I was hoping for a joke on the python Turtle module.

get back in my head Randall.
by IIAOPSW
Wed Mar 16, 2011 5:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0873: "FPS Mod"
Replies: 105
Views: 30575

Re: 0873: "FPS Mod"

*points* haha all you stupid humans have feelings.

damn being a robot is awesome.
by IIAOPSW
Mon Mar 14, 2011 6:51 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Pi Day
Replies: 49
Views: 6085

Re: Pi Day

So when is Pi day on the French Republican Calendar?

anyone?






see! see! I can spout esoteric rubbish to ruin peoples fun as well. you all love me for it right!


right?
by IIAOPSW
Mon Mar 14, 2011 3:36 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: determination of xyz from raw data.
Replies: 0
Views: 652

determination of xyz from raw data.

greetings great citizens of the peoples republik of the internet. I would post this under comp sci, but it seemed more mathematical so stick with me. here is the problem I'm working on. you have an array of sonar sensors set up in a grid. Each one returns a number indicating how far away the nearest...
by IIAOPSW
Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0870: "Advertising"
Replies: 168
Views: 29977

Re: 0870: "Advertising"

dammit randall the dependent variable goes on the Y axis. You messed me up for a moment.

you also missed an opportunity to get out of my head as I just realized it was midnight after spending a long time looking at US demographic statistics on wikipedia.

that is all.
by IIAOPSW
Mon Feb 07, 2011 1:16 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Witty Oil Spill Project Title?
Replies: 7
Views: 4779

Re: Witty Oil Spill Project Title?

well when you find a good title, everyone will think you must be very *puts on sunglasses* slick.



YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
by IIAOPSW
Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0855: "1999"
Replies: 111
Views: 41988

Re: 0855: "1999"

just looked at it. Well its kind of crude, Randall is right in that its better than facebook.

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