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by levantis
Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0326: "Effect an Effect"
Replies: 284
Views: 52662

Re: 0326: "Effect an Effect"

Turns out, Google spell checker is an amateur grammar nazi:
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by levantis
Thu Mar 29, 2012 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: One sentence in the languages you know
Replies: 37
Views: 12755

Re: One sentence in the languages you know

Latvian: Kad tu nāksi uz Vāciju? [cud (like in cuddle) tu (like you'd read it in french, spanish or portuguese) naaksi (as if it was german) uz (like ooze, but the "u" is hard again) Vaacijoo] Ukrainian: Коли ти приїдеш до Німеччини? [Coly tee preedjosh do Nimecheenee] P.S: I wish I knew I...
by levantis
Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0954: "Chin-Up Bar"
Replies: 285
Views: 62559

Re: 0954: "Chin-Up Bar"

apart from the idea, I just loved the way he drew a person looking back. I mean, can you imagine a *circle* looking back? But I`m sure as hell that this circle is looking back.
by levantis
Mon Aug 01, 2011 5:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0356: "Nerd Sniping"
Replies: 376
Views: 165673

Re: 0356: "Nerd Sniping"

Ok, this is waaay old, but still, just for those who wish to experiment and don`t have a master`s education: the answer for a 49-element grid is 0.774 382 +- 0.000 047. And here`s the code: Clear[smallRectEq, meshEq, eq, sreqs, meqs, eqsys, potential, \ potentials, solution, currents] smallRectEq[x_...
by levantis
Wed Jul 28, 2010 3:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Strange or even mildly amusing things about your body
Replies: 1607
Views: 188863

Re: Strange or even mildly amusing things about your body

I also can move my ears, and I used this to focus my glasses a lot, but I developed the skill before my eyesight got bad from reading in the bed. What`s more, I can move my ears separately. It all started when my french language teacher asked me if I could move my ears, and I wanted to be able to. N...
by levantis
Wed Jun 16, 2010 9:22 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Haskell vs Prolog, or "Giving Haskell a choice"
Replies: 4
Views: 8447

Re: Haskell vs Prolog, or "Giving Haskell a choice"

Nice! I`m just a haskell beginner, and didn`t look further the first page of prolog textbooks, but you inspired me again )

And yes, it`s always fun to write in a paradigm of another language.
by levantis
Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:38 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Can somebody explain this phrase?
Replies: 31
Views: 5679

Re: Can somebody explain this phrase?

Nicad wrote:Why did you bring out the book that I do not like to hear read?

nice. this one is understandable, but has the same amount of layers. theory screwed ))
by levantis
Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:33 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Random bitstream! (000zerozero000000zero)
Replies: 1947
Views: 233943

Re: Random bitstream! (000zerozero000000zero)

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by levantis
Mon May 31, 2010 11:35 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Questions For The World
Replies: 2216
Views: 448610

Re: Questions For The World

I`m living in Latvia (Baltic States, Northern Europe), and this is how life looks like here: 1) We have electronics cheaper than Russia, but more expensive than Japan 2) it`s a developped country, but the food is quite cheap (until recent times an average meal in a cantine was cheaper than going to ...
by levantis
Sun May 30, 2010 10:18 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Factorial!
Replies: 99
Views: 54069

Re: Factorial!

58! = 2350561331282878571829474910515074683828862318181142924420699914240000000000000
by levantis
Sun May 30, 2010 10:13 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Re-Quote Game
Replies: 2
Views: 843

Re: Re-Quote Game

starfruitinc wrote:are
starfruitinc wrote:quotes
starfruitinc wrote:change
starfruitinc wrote:allowed
?
by levantis
Sun May 30, 2010 9:20 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Playlist of (good) nerdy songs?
Replies: 31
Views: 8589

Re: Playlist of (good) nerdy songs?

Finally at least one song I`ve heard of! :D I expected the "most ones" to be much more common. Ah well, better for me. Tom Lehrer - Elements Nyhm pretty fly for a draenei - never understood this one, but WOW players loved it We are the robot pirates Write in C The internet is made of cats ...
by levantis
Sun May 30, 2010 8:52 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Song Identification!
Replies: 458
Views: 196505

Re: Song Identification!

What orchestra performs this version of Turkish March , and how can I get it? Here you go (: I hope you don`t have a custom-built audio system. I also have a request: I heard a really energetic song in a mall, female singer, mainly guitar and percussion, says "come on baby, come on baby, rock ...
by levantis
Sun May 30, 2010 5:13 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Vending machine!
Replies: 11408
Views: 1002475

Re: Vending machine!

A very astonished Newton leaps out and runs away.

While playing Klein in the corner of my room, I accidently put the MACHINE ITSELF.
by levantis
Sun May 30, 2010 4:39 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Random bitstream! (000zerozero000000zero)
Replies: 1947
Views: 233943

Re: Random bitstream! (000zerozero000000zero)

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by levantis
Tue May 25, 2010 8:59 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Manufactoria - Make Turing Machines with Conveyor Belts
Replies: 350
Views: 118718

Re: Manufactoria - Make Turing Machines with Conveyor Belts

can anybody tell how to reverse a string or place an element in the front? by the way, about the equality - you can place a marker at the end for a blue and delete it for a red. placing a lot of markers in the beginning avoids underflow. also, you can drop the adjacent red/blue and replace consecuti...
by levantis
Tue May 25, 2010 8:32 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Palindromic Odometer
Replies: 19
Views: 3598

Re: Palindromic Odometer

If you had travelled almost the same ditance backwards, your odometer might read a number between 0 and 8. being inreased by 1, it`s still a palindrome.
by levantis
Tue May 25, 2010 8:13 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Coin Flip Sequencing
Replies: 7
Views: 2408

Re: Coin Flip Sequencing

I ran the actual test on A Million Random Digits, and, as I suspected (mwahahah),it`s 50% ) The flaw in the reasoning is that after a hth sequence, BOTH sequences are likely to be encountered sooner. however, after experimenting with sequences and BIG files of random digits, i found out a strange th...
by levantis
Tue May 25, 2010 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: 8 identical weights
Replies: 17
Views: 5231

Re: 8 identical weights

Spoiler:
one. you take 2 balls, scale them, if the scales read unequal, you`ve found it )


back to being serious, how much do you need to find TWO lighter balls?
by levantis
Tue May 25, 2010 3:41 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Not as easy as 1 2 3
Replies: 56
Views: 14148

Re: Not as easy as 1 2 3

Spoiler:
It`s primitive.
Suppose it`s number x.
you take (x-1)/3 (using integer division)
and (x%3)+1.
Then apply any of the previous questions to each, reducing this problem to an already solved one :D
by levantis
Mon May 24, 2010 3:55 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Spaces and tabs in Python
Replies: 15
Views: 14824

Re: Spaces and tabs in Python

Tabs and only tabs. I had plety of trouble copypasting C code together that contained IDE-made spaces, because someone liked 3, someone 4, someone 5. the code looked really ugly. Python would complain about it. When using tabs, you can always copy anyone`s code, but set the tabs to look as any umber...
by levantis
Mon May 24, 2010 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Perception of ones own voice.
Replies: 4
Views: 1498

Re: Perception of ones own voice.

Actually, I don`t think it`s so ridiculous. On many speakers, they make a special pre-equalization to account for the resonance in the box the speaker is put into. You can do the same with your skull, that is, attach a microphone to your throat or any other place, and tune the equalizer until your v...
by levantis
Mon May 24, 2010 3:37 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Can somebody explain this phrase?
Replies: 31
Views: 5679

Re: Can somebody explain this phrase?

After reading the replies for the second time, I got it. Great thanks for the replies )
Syntax trees actually are helpful :D
by levantis
Wed May 19, 2010 10:04 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Base pi
Replies: 38
Views: 12189

Re: Base pi

i`d rather say it`s $$\sqrt{10}i$$, because you don`t need the usual base-changing algorithm to see how much is 123.45 (it`s $$-97.5+1.6\sqrt{10}i$$)

athough technicaly it is an integer base, i also like something like -2 or -10.
by levantis
Wed May 12, 2010 1:15 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Unimpressive superpowers
Replies: 256
Views: 26196

Re: Unimpressive superpowers

The ability to instantly recall, word-for-word, any newspaper article you have read that contains a reference to Graham's number. Actually, it`s extremely useful without indirect reference - you`d be able to remember any piece of information by creating an article which contains the info you need p...
by levantis
Wed May 12, 2010 12:59 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Misquote the person above you.
Replies: 4764
Views: 344670

Re: Misquote the person above you.

levantis wrote:This is the worst quote ever!

I agree.
by levantis
Wed May 12, 2010 12:26 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 7692
Views: 742596

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Red+white counts? Otherwise no.

A book whose author has a 5-letter name and mentions horses. Take it in your hands.
by levantis
Sun Apr 04, 2010 9:38 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: How few words can you use to learn a language?
Replies: 34
Views: 7394

Re: What is the minimum words required to learn a language?

If you take a completely non-flective language, you can actually count the minimum number required (as long as you`re OK with the fact that the dictionary wasn`t made to make this number as small as possible).
For example, chinese would do great.
by levantis
Sun Apr 04, 2010 9:35 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Can somebody explain this phrase?
Replies: 31
Views: 5679

Can somebody explain this phrase?

Saw "What did you bring that book I don't like to be read to out of up for?" on the "Pi equals 3" thread, and can`t understand the meaning. I figured what "for" was for out though.

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