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by Carmeister
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:10 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Childhood (not so) crackpot theories
Replies: 432
Views: 50992

Re: Childhood (not so) crackpot theories

Sounds like you're describing the Ringworld, more or less.
by Carmeister
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:02 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Is the universe a black hole? No
Replies: 26
Views: 4342

Re: Is the universe a black hole? No

randall mentioned this hypothesis in a what-if https://what-if.xkcd.com/140/ (look in the note [6]) the short answer is that it's not true, http://www.preposterousuniverse.com/blo ... lack-hole/, I see that someone linked this article earlier in the thread too.
by Carmeister
Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:51 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: TenChrctrs
Replies: 1112
Views: 103904

Re: TenChrctrs

twitter/14
by Carmeister
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:02 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: What is in Your Clipboard?
Replies: 3630
Views: 555102

Re: What is in Your Clipboard?

barbCheap
by Carmeister
Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:19 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Attenuation
Replies: 2
Views: 1860

Re: Attenuation

Image
by Carmeister
Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:46 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Random bitstream! (000zerozero000000zero)
Replies: 1947
Views: 217060

Re: Random bitstream! (000zerozero000000zero)

0
by Carmeister
Tue Oct 18, 2016 6:58 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Where to find interview-style coding problems?
Replies: 8
Views: 6472

Re: Where to find interview-style coding problems?

If you're interested in programming exercises, check out https://leetcode.com/. It has a bunch of interview-style questions and lets you submit a program and tells you if it's correct or not.
by Carmeister
Tue Jun 14, 2016 4:14 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Math: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 383
Views: 127668

Re: Math: Fleeting Thoughts

Meteoric wrote:Oh, so it's an extended meaning of the term "root"! Thank you, that makes sense now.

I'd think of it more as shorthand for "a root of f when considering it as a polynomial over the integers mod n" than any sort of different use of the word root.
by Carmeister
Sun Apr 10, 2016 11:02 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: You must not say duck
Replies: 8216
Views: 697969

Re: You must not say duck

duck
by Carmeister
Thu Apr 07, 2016 8:55 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Simplifying expressions with unit'd values
Replies: 13
Views: 3290

Re: Simplifying expressions with unit'd values

I don't know what context this is in, but I just want to point out that in general we don't allow adding two quantities unless they have the same units.
by Carmeister
Tue Mar 22, 2016 4:18 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Mod Madness math
Replies: 9
Views: 2896

Re: Chocolate chips math

Um, does anyone want to explain what's going on here. :?

e: never mind I found the sticky
by Carmeister
Mon Feb 22, 2016 5:13 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Anyone interested in a tough 5-question challenge?
Replies: 27
Views: 5879

Re: Anyone interested in a tough 5-question challenge?

Number 5 presumably refers to
Spoiler:
Led Zeppelin, who released their first album in 1969. Not sure how to get an answer from that, though.
by Carmeister
Tue Feb 16, 2016 10:43 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: μTorrent pronunciation
Replies: 43
Views: 25208

Re: μTorrent pronunciation

There are many fine options, but you-torrent is unacceptable. That letter is just flat out not a u.

Apologies if I got worked up, wasn't quite sober when I posted this.
by Carmeister
Thu Jan 14, 2016 8:04 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 87375
Views: 6269385

Re: Count to a Million

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by Carmeister
Wed Jan 13, 2016 11:08 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: TenChrctrs
Replies: 1112
Views: 103904

Re: TenChrctrs

믯梿桡⁡⁉潧⁴癯牥ㄠ
by Carmeister
Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:26 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Escape the bear in the circle?
Replies: 22
Views: 5636

Re: Escape the bear in the circle?

Here's an alternate way of thinking about it that preserves the continuity of the problem while avoiding the confusion of thinking about it in discrete steps: Describe a function that, given the path the bear takes, returns a path the man can take that will allow him to evade the bear for all time. ...
by Carmeister
Tue Nov 03, 2015 4:32 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Read once quickly, then remember and reproduce
Replies: 1002
Views: 164278

Re: Read once quickly, then remember and reproduce

Spoiler:
I thought I heard Mrs. Harris singing a cappella at the casino, but it was really her half-botched husband Curtis.
by Carmeister
Sun Oct 25, 2015 1:52 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Least Recognisable Acronym
Replies: 68
Views: 5438

Re: Least Recognisable Acronym

TFAE is the followeing are equivalent
by Carmeister
Mon Oct 05, 2015 2:15 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 98429
Views: 4787509

Re: Double Post

Unlikely.
by Carmeister
Mon Oct 05, 2015 2:13 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Read once quickly, then remember and reproduce
Replies: 1002
Views: 164278

Re: Read once quickly, then remember and reproduce

Spoiler:
I thought I saw the daemon woman counting cards at the casino, but it was actually her card-counting husband.
by Carmeister
Sat Oct 03, 2015 9:30 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 7507
Views: 654109

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

Sitting right here on my desk.

A baseball cap?
by Carmeister
Sat Oct 03, 2015 9:26 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: What is in Your Clipboard?
Replies: 3630
Views: 555102

Re: What is in Your Clipboard?

cbe9e1 - c9e7df
by Carmeister
Sat Oct 03, 2015 7:14 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Mother of All Puzzles
Replies: 128
Views: 78606

Re: Mother of All Puzzles

In 26 I see that
Spoiler:
the image uses .gif instead of .jpg,
but can't do anything with it.
by Carmeister
Mon Aug 17, 2015 6:11 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 87375
Views: 6269385

Re: Count to a Million

62,186
by Carmeister
Mon Aug 17, 2015 6:11 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Countdown to one with Google!
Replies: 699
Views: 95182

Re: Countdown to one with Google!

propping - 3,090,000

Next > 2,781,000
by Carmeister
Mon Aug 17, 2015 5:58 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Broken Picture Telephone
Replies: 375
Views: 88396

Re: Broken Picture Telephone

Image
Spoiler:
Image
by Carmeister
Wed Aug 12, 2015 7:23 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Word association, rounded to the following letter
Replies: 697
Views: 69378

Re: Word association, rounded to the following letter

Black -> Cat
by Carmeister
Thu Jun 25, 2015 3:10 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 87375
Views: 6269385

Re: Count to a Million

61858
by Carmeister
Thu Nov 13, 2014 9:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What PIE do you like best?
Replies: 46
Views: 16122

Re: What PIE do you like best?

nobody mentioned the principle of inclusion-exclusion :(
by Carmeister
Thu Nov 13, 2014 8:58 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Fresh Eggs
Replies: 123
Views: 16161

Re: The 12obin Game (Adam H Version)

If there is a way to change that I don't know how
by Carmeister
Thu Nov 13, 2014 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: What is in Your Clipboard?
Replies: 3630
Views: 555102

Re: What is in Your Clipboard?

[QUOTE=Phenom1250;7698815]It's ironic how Jade was racist against the trolls at the beginning of the series and now she's dressing up like one. On the upside, remembering a comment earlier about Caliborn and his "art" being a personification of Homestuck fandom and seeing Calliope dressed ...
by Carmeister
Thu Nov 13, 2014 1:29 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Two guards, two doors, no instructions
Replies: 63
Views: 15956

Re: Two guards, two doors, no instructions

Martin Gardner, in one of his Scientific American columns, wrote about that very problem. There is a distinction to be made between the "simple" liar, who just says that which is false, and the "honest" liar, who always utters the logical dual of the truth. I don't remember exact...
by Carmeister
Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:30 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Medieval RPG
Replies: 288
Views: 28863

Re: Pagetopper on the Eighth Page Loses!

Hm, glad I am only on page 7...
by Carmeister
Sun Nov 02, 2014 6:45 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 87375
Views: 6269385

Re: Count to a Million

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by Carmeister
Sun Nov 02, 2014 6:38 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Nomic 24: Bringing magic and Wall St. together since 2014.
Replies: 177
Views: 21845

Re: Nomic 24: Bringing magic and Wall St. together since 201

57. Any trade offer must either be a BUY offer or a SELL offer. In a BUY offer, the player must offer money in return for stocks and/or mana. In a SELL offer, the player must offer stocks and/or mana in return for money. Seems to me that trading makes the most sense if it is restricted so that you ...
by Carmeister
Tue Oct 14, 2014 12:48 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Where in the Mandelbrot Set are you? Aarex wins!
Replies: 61
Views: 9538

Re: Where in the Mandelbrot Set are you?

Is y> 0.65?
by Carmeister
Tue Oct 14, 2014 12:01 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: No Repeats
Replies: 174
Views: 25971

Re: No Repeats

A hullabaloo shall chord, unfortunately.

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