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by wigglyworm91
Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:32 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: A tumblr dedicated to the expansion of the English language.
Replies: 2
Views: 3026

Re: A tumblr dedicated to the expansion of the English langu

This is what we do every time we play Balderdash.
by wigglyworm91
Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:21 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: What math class for a freshman?
Replies: 9
Views: 3619

Re: What math class for a freshman?

My story is similar to yours, except for the self-aware part. I, too, had screwed up socially in middle school, but only because I was more focused on academics. I took Calculus I my sophomore year of high school, in a class with juniors and seniors. No one had a clue that I was a sophomore unless I...
by wigglyworm91
Wed May 25, 2011 4:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0903: "Extended Mind"
Replies: 666
Views: 186685

Re: #903: Extended MInd

This is like a child playing the "WHY" game. When they ask WHY enough you have to answer "JUST BECAUSE".

Hence, philosophy.
by wigglyworm91
Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:53 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Looking to find the maximum value for node connections...
Replies: 8
Views: 2995

Re: Looking to find the maximum value for node connections..

I imagine you have enough experience to know that what you're talking about is a graph -- nodes with connections between them. Now, your problem is to find a set of edges (connections) such that every node is connected to every other node (through other nodes) -- there are no "islands" or ...
by wigglyworm91
Mon Nov 29, 2010 6:41 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Downloads stopping
Replies: 6
Views: 985

Re: Downloads stopping

Try downloading a large file with an image extension (jpg, bmp, gif, etc) and seeing whether the speed drop occurs. It's likely your ISP, throttling your interwebs. I have never heard of a router doing that, but try bypassing the router by plugging directly into the modem. Change modems if you have ...
by wigglyworm91
Thu Nov 18, 2010 9:16 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Determining original function from composition
Replies: 3
Views: 690

Re: Determining original function from composition

Well, if the linear case is solvable, so too should certain polynomial cases. Namely, those of degree n^2\ ( \forall n \in N ) , by undetermined coefficients: f(x) = ax^2 + bx + c (f ○ f)(x) = a(ax^2 + bx + c)^2 + b(ax^2 + bx + c) + c = (ac^2 + c^2...
by wigglyworm91
Thu Nov 18, 2010 6:28 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Math bloopers heard in math classes
Replies: 252
Views: 35845

Re: Math bloopers heard in math classes

Super necromancy powers go! I had a terrible, terrible math/fizx teacher once who knew nothing about anything, and made up his own little ideas to compensate. He would say outrageous things pretty much every class. Once he was talking about a vector that extended 1 meter both horizontally and vertic...
by wigglyworm91
Wed Nov 17, 2010 10:44 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Have You Been Taught Things Which Aren't True?
Replies: 97
Views: 16469

Re: Have You Been Taught Things Which Aren't True?

hawkmp4 wrote:Can't take square roots of negative numbers...


Negative numbers? What are those?
by wigglyworm91
Tue Nov 16, 2010 11:08 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Determining original function from composition
Replies: 3
Views: 690

Determining original function from composition

Assume you have two functions f,g : R -> R, such that f ○ f = g. Is it possible to derive a possible f from g ... - if g is linear? ( g(x) = 4x + 3 ) - if g is polynomial? (g(x) = x 2 + 2x - 7) - if g is transcendental? (g(x) = 2*sin(5x)) - if g is exponential? (g(x) = e x ) - if g is rational? (g(x...
by wigglyworm91
Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:02 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Algorithm for producing random paragraphs
Replies: 2
Views: 1280

Algorithm for producing random paragraphs

There is this algorithm for producing random strings of words which *could* be legitimate: Essentially it involves a database of the probability that the string of words <A><B><C> will be followed by other words (D, E, F, etc.) It seeds three starting words and starts generating, Fibonacci-style, un...
by wigglyworm91
Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:40 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Need to address a problematic professor
Replies: 3
Views: 1313

Need to address a problematic professor

He has some problems, such as not showing up for office hours, and not ever posting grades. Also using chips that are known to short (and burn fingers :( ) after a few read/write cycles. I've written him a letter, (and am about to send it). If someone could just look over it for possible rudeness an...
by wigglyworm91
Wed Sep 22, 2010 4:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0796: "Bad Ex"
Replies: 84
Views: 21058

Re: "Bad Ex" Discussion

Well, BHG is continuous, as is Megan.
by wigglyworm91
Wed Sep 22, 2010 4:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0796: "Bad Ex"
Replies: 84
Views: 21058

0796: "Bad Ex"

Image
http://www.xkcd.com/796/

Alt-text: Since the goatee, glasses, and Seltzer & Friedberg DVD collection didn't tip you off, there will be a $20 negligence charge for this service.

Is White Hat Guy a new character?
by wigglyworm91
Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Long haired cute geek boys wanted!
Replies: 733
Views: 117644

Re: Long haired cute geek boys wanted!

*pokes suffer-cait with a stick* I've been growing it for a while; it just seems that every time my mom makes me get it cut (I'm 17), the madman with the scissors lops off 2 inches of it. It'll get longer later... Edit: On trawling through the numerous pages of this thread, I've found the guide to l...
by wigglyworm91
Fri Jul 23, 2010 6:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Long haired cute geek boys wanted!
Replies: 733
Views: 117644

Re: Long haired cute geek boys wanted!

Taken right now with my webcam. It's backlit, so not my best shot. It does show my hair length fairly well, though, especially in the front.

Image
by wigglyworm91
Thu Jul 22, 2010 3:15 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Finding work done by variable force - line integral
Replies: 9
Views: 1882

Re: Finding work done by variable force - line integral

Thanks so much, guys! Yeah, the method outlined by tesseraktik is what we used to calculate line integrals, but as BlackSails pointed out, we don't really have a clearly defined path here, so I'd probably use the potential function for this. A lot neater IMO. How do I tell whether a force is conserv...
by wigglyworm91
Wed Jul 21, 2010 4:23 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Finding work done by variable force - line integral
Replies: 9
Views: 1882

Re: Finding work done by variable force - line integral

One of my strategies was to attempt to find a potential function from that force, but I forgot how to do that, as well!

Would the solution be to triple-integrate the force vector?
by wigglyworm91
Wed Jul 21, 2010 3:32 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Finding work done by variable force - line integral
Replies: 9
Views: 1882

Finding work done by variable force - line integral

So, I took Calc III last year, and I realize that I've forgotten a lot of it due to my lack of a math class this year (lesson to everyone! Keep studying math through high school!) Anyway, I was taking a math test and was handed this problem: An object is pushed by a variable three-dimensional (conse...
by wigglyworm91
Sun Jun 27, 2010 2:07 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Paul Graham on Nerds, Popularity, and thus School
Replies: 48
Views: 9130

Re: Paul Graham on Nerds, Popularity, and thus School

You might consider warning people that it's, like, 5000 words long somewhere in that post. It's fascinating, but very long (It doesn't ramble; it covers many things related to the subject). IIRC, Freakonomics has something to say about the same subject. I'm so glad I graduated, and might actually ge...
by wigglyworm91
Mon Jun 14, 2010 6:01 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books that made you cry
Replies: 296
Views: 47638

Re: Books that made you cry

Oh heavens. Where do I start? *looks at bookshelf, takes notes* Flowers for Algernon : Daniel Keyes has you bonding with the character throughout the first 5/6 of the novel. You see him grow, you see him ask forgiveness, and then BAM! in the last 1/6 of the book, he loses it all. The Giver , Gatheri...
by wigglyworm91
Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0751: "Swimsuit Issue"
Replies: 119
Views: 30982

0751: "Swimsuit Issue"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/swimsuit_issue.png http://www.xkcd.com/751/ Alt-text: "Parents: talk to your kids about popup blockers. Also, at some point, sex. But crucial fundamentals first!" Of course, I, along with 50% of all other firefox users, use AdBlock Plus, so I never see that kin...
by wigglyworm91
Tue Jun 08, 2010 6:04 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: What would you ask a potential web development intern?
Replies: 3
Views: 1629

What would you ask a potential web development intern?

I am going to interview with a local organization to be an intern for web development/design (heavier on the development side, though) on Thursday. Specifically, PHP/MySQL, JS, etc. I've never been interviewed by a technical-type firm before, and I want to know what they want to know. Can anyone thi...
by wigglyworm91
Thu Jun 03, 2010 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Windows open -- huge storm -- upholstery
Replies: 6
Views: 1342

Windows open -- huge storm -- upholstery

Well, carp. I left my windows open last night, and a huge storm rolled through last night. Completely soaked everything. Unfortunately, my car is not leather, but upholstery throughout the. entire. car. My questions: 1) How long before it starts to stink? 1a) Will air fresheners assist at all? 2) Wh...
by wigglyworm91
Mon May 31, 2010 4:51 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Learning HTML and CSS
Replies: 76
Views: 34494

Re: Learning HTML and CSS

There is nothing wrong with <b>. It represents anything that is traditionally bolded in standard typography, but doesn't otherwise have an element to represent it. The vilification of <b> is what led to people using <strong> in all the wrong places. The rule isn't "don't use <b>". It's &q...
by wigglyworm91
Thu May 27, 2010 7:58 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Name your poison!
Replies: 94
Views: 11257

Re: Name your poison!

rhetorical wrote:Iocane powder is obviously the best choice. Unless of course your target has spent the last few years building up an immunity to it.

Or if you're a Sicilian.
by wigglyworm91
Thu May 27, 2010 7:11 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Math Websites
Replies: 125
Views: 183312

Re: Math Websites

Here's ( http://www.mathoverflow.com/ ) a really useful question-and-answer site for concrete, answerable questions. Used a lot -- the latest question was asked 2 minutes ago and it already has 2 answers. It's actually part of a family of sites: http://www.stackoverflow.com http://www.serverfault.c...
by wigglyworm91
Thu May 27, 2010 5:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0743: "Infrastructures"
Replies: 269
Views: 64457

Re: "Infrastructures" discussion

"Open Source" does not always imply "freedom to modify." Actually, 3. Derived Works The license must allow modifications and derived works , and must allow them to be distributed under the same terms as the license of the original software. Reference: Wikipedia's Open Source Def...
by wigglyworm91
Wed May 26, 2010 10:18 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Learning HTML and CSS
Replies: 76
Views: 34494

Re: Learning HTML and CSS

I haven't touched on css, but as soon as my knowledge with html gets strong enough, I will be learning. PHP and other things are down the road, pretty far from now. Here's my advice: Start learning CSS before you've finished learning HTML. First of all, HTML isn't really that difficult - it's a bun...
by wigglyworm91
Wed May 26, 2010 8:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0745: "Dyslexics"
Replies: 143
Views: 49154

Re: "Dyslexics" Discussion

The problem with the alt text is that this is why we have both single and double quotation marks: for nesting. Sure, the British use the single quotation mark on the outside and the double mark for the internal quote, while Americans do the opposite, but having single quotes both on the outside and...
by wigglyworm91
Sun May 23, 2010 7:06 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: One Word Story
Replies: 175
Views: 19789

Re: One Word Story

for

[EDIT: PAGETOPPER! MY FIRST EVER]
by wigglyworm91
Sun May 23, 2010 7:02 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Game Making Game
Replies: 7
Views: 1638

Re: Game Making Game

Kill a cute animal: *kills an otter*

New game:
Post the nearest object you would consider sexy.
by wigglyworm91
Sun May 23, 2010 4:56 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: All Wings Report In
Replies: 204
Views: 39997

Re: All Wings Report In

I posted a picture of epsilon, but you can't see it; it's too small.
by wigglyworm91
Sun May 23, 2010 4:06 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: All Wings Report In
Replies: 204
Views: 39997

Re: All Wings Report In

Delta Faucet, standing by.

Image
by wigglyworm91
Sat May 22, 2010 6:57 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Rate the signature above you
Replies: 916
Views: 130723

Re: Rate the signature above you

So what, I have to just quote without rating anything?

I'll rate the one about being busy: 8/10; it burned my cheese the first time, and makes me smile every time I see it (which is a lot. Are you very active on the fora or did someone ninja it?)
by wigglyworm91
Sat May 15, 2010 2:54 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Tug of War
Replies: 2817
Views: 110399

Re: Tug of War

by wigglyworm91
Fri May 14, 2010 7:19 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: How does the "Random" button work?
Replies: 20
Views: 3435

Re: How does the "Random" button work?

And even static pages are returned by programs. Files themselves don't understand HTTP, let alone sockets. For that you need a webserver. Well, yeah technically to serve up pages on the web you need a server, but you can view flat HTML pages saved on your computer (in fact that's what you're ALWAYS...
by wigglyworm91
Thu May 13, 2010 9:37 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Tug of War
Replies: 2817
Views: 110399

Re: Tug of War

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by wigglyworm91
Thu May 13, 2010 9:06 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Tug of War
Replies: 2817
Views: 110399

Re: Tug of War

Kromix wrote:
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by wigglyworm91
Thu May 13, 2010 7:18 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Misquote the person above you.
Replies: 4764
Views: 355432

Re: Misquote the person above you.

I really must say that I'M INTO NERCOPHILIA. I love these dead people. Do I predict a creepy dead body collection in my necrophilic life? Unfair!! How about my fetishes? This is the worst quote since i was into necrophilia I love dead people. don't worry, your fetishes will be scorned equally. I'm ...
by wigglyworm91
Thu May 13, 2010 7:13 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Tug of War
Replies: 2817
Views: 110399

Re: Tug of War

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