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by Chiffre
Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:06 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: AI course at edX
Replies: 0
Views: 2918

AI course at edX

Hi, There is an opportunity to learn some basics of AI for all people in the world (with good internet connection). You will need Python and some knowledge of basic data structures and probability theory. No, you will need no money. That came from Bill. https://www.edx.org/courses/BerkeleyX/CS188.1x...
by Chiffre
Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:33 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Moderatores Populusque XKCDi [Latin]
Replies: 167
Views: 73899

Re: Moderatores Populusque XKCDi [Latin]

I had been wondering. When we had to choose between French and Latin in 7th grade, I took French, but the Latin students told us about how the teacher tried to force them even to say kesar and kikero. Most were more lenient and allowed these two exceptions. Then I had some native English speaker sa...
by Chiffre
Wed Jan 26, 2011 2:08 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Moderatores Populusque XKCDi [Latin]
Replies: 167
Views: 73899

Re: Moderatores Populusque XKCDi [Latin]

Pardon me for the thread necro, but this seemed the best place to put it. I've been thinking about doing a fake 15th/16th century map as a fun side-project. I want it to look like the real thing, so that means dragons, serpents, Prester John and other mythical creatures/persons. In addition to that...
by Chiffre
Tue Jan 25, 2011 7:55 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Looking for a participant for study
Replies: 5
Views: 2163

Re: Looking for a participant for study

Hi Kelsey, I'm Hungarian. I have never lived abroad. My normal time is CET i.e. GMT+1 hours. You'll find plenty of differences, I bet. Magyar vagyok. Soha nem éltem még külföldön. A közép-európai időzónában élek, azaz a greenwichi időhöz egy órát kell hozzáadni. Fogadni merek, hogy nagyon sok különb...
by Chiffre
Mon Jan 10, 2011 2:55 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Internet Censorship in U.S.?
Replies: 34
Views: 7547

Re: Internet Censorship in U.S.?

Internet Censorship in U.S.? No. Here, in Hungary, if we say a bad word about St. Orbán, we will be fined to an amount that hardly any average individual can afford. This is also censorship. Bloggers are to be denounced. Would you think this happens in the European Union? I'm really scared. And onl...
by Chiffre
Thu Jan 06, 2011 5:56 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Internet Censorship in U.S.?
Replies: 34
Views: 7547

Re: Internet Censorship in U.S.?

Internet Censorship in U.S.? No. Here, in Hungary, if we say a bad word about St. Orbán, we will be fined to an amount that hardly any average individual can afford. This is also censorship. Bloggers are to be denounced. Would you think this happens in the European Union?
by Chiffre
Fri Oct 01, 2010 9:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0799: "Stephen Hawking"
Replies: 189
Views: 38818

Re: "Stephen Hawking" discussion (#799)

I hope scientists aren't soooooo alone. :( At least I'm here with them. :wink: To the providing of morality and being logical: Petri Abaelardi Sic et Non ( http://individual.utoronto.ca/pking/resources/abelard/Sic_et_non.txt ). If you are trained enough in theology, you will easily solve these quest...
by Chiffre
Mon Sep 06, 2010 5:29 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Help me with fields!
Replies: 18
Views: 2813

Re: Help me with fields!

Thank you, Yakk and drewster1829, this is not only enlightening, but beautiful too. Thank you for your living voice behind the screen, it helps much more than textbooks.
by Chiffre
Mon Aug 16, 2010 10:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0780: "Sample"
Replies: 135
Views: 24090

Re: Sample (#780) discussion

There is an organ suite called "Toot suite". It's a piece for organ and four hands (and of course four feet). It is a "normal" organ piece, but has an unrelated sound in it time-to-time. I think the auhor is the couple (both church organists) that played it, and the single voice ...
by Chiffre
Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:18 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Want to "learn" mathematics
Replies: 15
Views: 3004

Re: Want to "learn" mathematics

Radok's collection: http://kr.cs.ait.ac.th/~radok/math/mat/startall.htm A good starting point for meandering, picking up interesting words, pure mathematics, and programming: http://projecteuler.net (it begins with simple problems, but after the 11th I googled up to finding Annals of Mathematics 160.)
by Chiffre
Wed Jul 28, 2010 6:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0770: "All the Girls"
Replies: 95
Views: 28248

Re: "All the Girls" Discussion (#770)

I don't think he meant it was an expression of love. The bullying is an expression of fear. A boy likes a girl but is afraid of those feelings for reasons he doesn't understand so when he tries to talk to her her freaks out and says something mean instead. That was the biting part of the comparison...
by Chiffre
Mon Jul 26, 2010 7:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0770: "All the Girls"
Replies: 95
Views: 28248

Re: "All the Girls" Discussion (#770)

Aww, Sir Mustapha, You're like a fifth grader who makes fun of the girl he has a crush on. He doesn't want to admit his feelings but desperately wants to talk to her. It's ok. We've all been there at one time or another. You don't have to hide your feelings from us :). Hugs? Dear quadmaster, don't ...
by Chiffre
Fri Jul 23, 2010 11:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0770: "All the Girls"
Replies: 95
Views: 28248

Re: "All the Girls" (#770)

I hope she feels the same way. Then it would be a Nash equilibrium. It still has Shapley value > 0, though it is surely not coalition-proof. :twisted: Sortie, that game is optimal for the persons who propose, e.g. who choose first, be it man or woman... (just to make it more complicated) :mrgreen: ...
by Chiffre
Mon Jun 07, 2010 7:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0750: "Book Burning"
Replies: 121
Views: 26972

Re: "Book Burning" discussion

I'm cool with that outcome, it's one of those "let the problem sort itself out" kind of situations. +1. Dark Middle Ages: They burned the libraries and (wannabe) scientists, closed the traditional rhetoric schools, then they wondered why don't they have any doctors and human laws. And die...
by Chiffre
Mon May 10, 2010 3:49 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Leftism
Replies: 30
Views: 5448

Re: Leftism

The total opposite would also be a disaster: what incentive is there for me to work if I get basic needs covered anyway, and there is no way for me to get ahead? People are creative. If they cannot meet their specific further needs (exotic fruits, founding for science, jeans) by working more, then ...
by Chiffre
Mon Apr 19, 2010 8:46 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: An Online Game to Test Language Development
Replies: 3
Views: 1329

Re: An Online Game to Test Language Development

basic geometric shapes in various colors (or shades of gray or fill patterns). You might show Red Circle, Blue Ring and Blue Triangle to ask for help. Let's substitute these with smilies here. :wink: :?: This utterance is already breaking the rules, as uses previously known meaning assigned. geogra...
by Chiffre
Fri Apr 16, 2010 1:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Let's Say You've Gone Back in Time
Replies: 42
Views: 5927

Re: Let's Say You've Gone Back in Time

head over to Greece and hook up with Archimedes (287-212BC). Sicily, Syracusa, where he was killed by a roman soldier for not being "polite"... Rather try to save him first! Of course fluency in Old Greek would be an asset, this is the language of philosophy and culture and knowledge :P O...
by Chiffre
Fri Apr 16, 2010 11:15 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Experience with different language learning methods?
Replies: 18
Views: 2982

Re: Experience with different language learning methods?

Computer science doesn't much, though. Happier ones can use mathematics ... On: learning words without context never succeeded, but loads of context stays in my head for ever - for the sake of information. Go out and find yourself a hottie! Or a babysitting job. While cleaning the house you will le...
by Chiffre
Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:04 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Experience with different language learning methods?
Replies: 18
Views: 2982

Re: Experience with different language learning methods?

Monika wrote:Statistics is the bread and butter of the descriptivist linguist :D

As linguinomics defines itself a science, it should use statistics at some point. :-D
by Chiffre
Fri Apr 09, 2010 5:33 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Experience with different language learning methods?
Replies: 18
Views: 2982

Re: Experience with different language learning methods?

the future perfect continuous? all the time Oh, yes, I asked the wrong person. But searching through your posts that amount to about 300 pages in Word, you used future perfect continuous only twice. Both of them was about explaining paradigms. In contrast, "have had" occurs six times, &qu...
by Chiffre
Thu Apr 08, 2010 2:50 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Striving for Mediocrity
Replies: 31
Views: 4317

Re: Striving for Mediocrity

teaching to the top of the class is just as important as teaching to the bottom. +1, Equal opportunity for gifted people means that they are teached to the limit of their abilities ! Everyone would curse a teacher who doesn't teach the average student up to average knowledge, similarly for children...
by Chiffre
Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:53 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Experience with different language learning methods?
Replies: 18
Views: 2982

Re: Experience with different language learning methods?

ZLVT wrote:you mean "by the time you finish this class, I will have been teaching here for 16 years"?

Corrected. Have you used it outside classroom?
by Chiffre
Wed Apr 07, 2010 5:01 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Mnemonics you love
Replies: 187
Views: 87739

Re: Mnemonics you love

Bobber wrote:Fair enough.

I'm sorry I just don't know enough English, so I don't understand this sentence. :(
by Chiffre
Wed Apr 07, 2010 4:54 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Experience with different language learning methods?
Replies: 18
Views: 2982

Re: Experience with different language learning methods?

Learned German first, only words and it didn't go anywhere, have to relearn all. And now I know how I will do it: I will model the English way, that was: 1. Well built-up grammar with tons of sentence translation, e.g. "By the time you finish this class, I will have been teaching here for 16 ye...
by Chiffre
Wed Apr 07, 2010 9:25 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Mnemonics you love
Replies: 187
Views: 87739

Re: Mnemonics you love

Bobber wrote:How is that a mnemonic and not just a semi-alphabetical list?

Rythm. You know, verses do have one.
by Chiffre
Wed Apr 07, 2010 8:06 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Mnemonics you love
Replies: 187
Views: 87739

Re: Mnemonics you love

Latin prepositions with accusative: a nte, a pud, a d, adv e rsus, c i rcum, c i rca, c i tra, c i s, c o ntra, e rga, e xtra, i nfra, i nter, i ntra, i uxta, o b, p e nes, p o ne, p o st and pr ae ter, pr o pe, pr o pter, p e r, sec u ndum, s u pra, v e rsus, u ltra, tr a ns. Edit: added bold to em...
by Chiffre
Tue Apr 06, 2010 4:46 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Moderatores Populusque XKCDi [Latin]
Replies: 167
Views: 73899

Re: Moderatores Populusque XKCDi [Latin]

But still a considerable amount for a final year at high school. I agree. As a text source I prefer Perseus Project . The texts are checked for typos* , and it has a critical apparatus too. Has built-in dictionaries, but shows only a small amount of text on one page. But if you are confined to TLL'...
by Chiffre
Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:12 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: All Things Unixkcd
Replies: 41
Views: 11355

Re: unixkcd is broken if "www." in url

Now (2010.04.02 13:08 GMT) the above links redirect to http://uni.xkcd.com and it is still broken.
Win / IE
by Chiffre
Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:41 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Epic coding moments
Replies: 127
Views: 22027

Re: Epic coding moments

What are your best coding moments... I was doing homework and my compiler broke down. I just wrote the code, double-checked it, got it to the school on floppy. Everyone had to run their homework at the beginning of the class, and mine run beautifully. :mrgreen: The other one was when I promised to ...
by Chiffre
Tue Mar 30, 2010 6:45 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Moderatores Populusque XKCDi [Latin]
Replies: 167
Views: 73899

Re: Moderatores Populusque XKCDi [Latin]

Nah, we'll most probably get a small fragment from another court case from him. And once I've studied all the lines from pro Caelio, I should be pretty accustomed to his style. We've been working on the translations since September, but I haven't started learning yet. Oh, you are fine, you know the...
by Chiffre
Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:15 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: LHC Thread
Replies: 10
Views: 1283

Re: LHC Thread

Ongoing webcast today (sound not only 9-11 GMT+1 but now too): http://webcast.cern.ch/lhcfirstphysics/ (I know it's ninja'd.) Data live: http://meltronx.com/index.html Happy First Physics! :D Only one thing is extremely weird: meltronx's data is more uptodate than interviewed person's data. This is ...
by Chiffre
Fri Mar 26, 2010 4:44 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Moderatores Populusque XKCDi [Latin]
Replies: 167
Views: 73899

Re: Moderatores Populusque XKCDi [Latin]

Well, for me, half of the exam will be about translating a new text too. But that's probably only about 10 lines. Given it's Cicero, that's still a lot tough... Knowing that it is Cicero, try to get accustomed to his style, read translations of his speeches, and make a list and short summary of the...
by Chiffre
Thu Mar 25, 2010 8:53 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Moderatores Populusque XKCDi [Latin]
Replies: 167
Views: 73899

Re: Moderatores Populusque XKCDi [Latin]

I guess that he must learn the text so that he knows most words and what it's about when he only has the latin original at hand. All right, then a usual exercise for a long text. We got a completely unknown text for graduation. Reading the text my first impressions: pius Aeneas curses the gods. Oop...
by Chiffre
Thu Mar 25, 2010 6:40 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Billingual weirdness
Replies: 43
Views: 7634

Re: Billingual weirdness

Villages, too. TV: depends, dubbed movíes don't, others occassionally, especially when "displaying" colloquial speech. "wegen" + Dativ I have heard on the radio. Forums: Yes. Tabloids: No idea ... but I think in spite of the low level they use quite correct German. Thank you for...
by Chiffre
Thu Mar 25, 2010 6:04 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Moderatores Populusque XKCDi [Latin]
Replies: 167
Views: 73899

Re: Moderatores Populusque XKCDi [Latin]

BoFairfield wrote:memorizing 1900 lines of Vergil

Oh me yarm!
If they tell you a line you have to say the following lines?
Or you have translated the whole text and now you only read it through because translation will be the task?
by Chiffre
Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:56 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Billingual weirdness
Replies: 43
Views: 7634

Re: Billingual weirdness

Be happy: In spoken German about 90% of the time the word order is not inverted anymore after "weil". This is wrong, but almost everybody does it. Parents tell their children that it's wrong - and go on to make the same mistake. It annoyed me as hell when this started sometime early in th...
by Chiffre
Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:56 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Schools of Fools
Replies: 125
Views: 14614

Re: Schools of Fools

@ gereffi: specific factoids like that are routinely included in syllabi. :mrgreen: While Shakespeare is worth reading: even if you aren't native English, you can use it (at a party too), because it is well known. It's important to learn basic things And it's important to understand how basic they a...
by Chiffre
Thu Mar 04, 2010 1:10 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Anyone feel they can crack this code?
Replies: 50
Views: 15291

Re: Anyone feel they can crack this code?

the last two columns: sort, much, land, east. Maybe it helps, maybe distracts.
by Chiffre
Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:37 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: How does the brain learn music?
Replies: 28
Views: 4479

Re: How does the brain learn music?

fluency issue Reading a news item about aphasia & music, you came to my mind. This may interest you: http://www.musicianbrain.com/#publications e.g.: Overy K, Norton A, Cronin K, Gaab N, Alsop D, Schlaug G. Imaging melody and rhythm processing in young children. Neuroreport 15:1723-1726. [PDF] ...
by Chiffre
Mon Feb 15, 2010 3:49 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Runge Kutta Domain Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 839

Re: Runge Kutta Domain Problem

because I don't mind having to do some reading if you could point me to resources about that... Well, those plotting / calculus programs know someting that you need: Maxima, with source code http://maxima.sourceforge.net/ . Maybe studying the code will give some insight to "tricks". GSL (...

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