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by Dvil
Sun Jan 09, 2011 6:10 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: 2011-12 Applications Poll
Replies: 32
Views: 4336

Re: 2011-12 Applications Poll

First-time freshman, Engineering. Aeronautical, to be precise.
by Dvil
Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:11 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Reactions to your Major
Replies: 344
Views: 61779

Re: Reactions to your Major

I had something similar a while ago. I'm not actually at university yet, but I've been attending open days to decide where to apply, and of course as you meet people and make small talk the default question is "so what subject are you applying for?" Now, I started talking to one person whi...
by Dvil
Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0842: "Mark"
Replies: 108
Views: 45441

Re: 0842: "Mark"

Sheesh folks - just because there's a penis joke at the end does NOT invalidate the clever setup. Shakespeare had countless penis jokes. Bill Hicks mocked himself for the number of penis jokes he told - they can be clever, and be told by clever people. Hell, this is a META penis joke, crossed with ...
by Dvil
Mon Jul 05, 2010 6:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0762: "Analogies"
Replies: 144
Views: 26873

Re: "Analogies" Discussion

Ivan227 wrote:and why is the girl making the sandwich?

knock it off with the sexism.


Maybe she just feels like a sandwich?
by Dvil
Mon Jun 28, 2010 6:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0759: "3x9"
Replies: 135
Views: 42512

Re: "3x9" Discussion (#759)

Kinda reminds me of this fun math tidbit... Solve for x: x^2 - x - 20 = 10 ... hmm okay, factor the left hand side... (x + 4)(x - 5) = 10 ah great, now it's just a matter of solving for (x + 4) = 10 and (x - 5) = 10 x is either 6 or -5 Check with the original statement: 6^2 - 6 - 20...
by Dvil
Sun Mar 07, 2010 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Small point about friction/normal contact force
Replies: 3
Views: 1957

Re: Small point about friction/normal contact force

Okay, thanks guys. Just to satisfy my own curiosity, really.
by Dvil
Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:13 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Small point about friction/normal contact force
Replies: 3
Views: 1957

Small point about friction/normal contact force

Hi guys. So, my A level mechanics teacher mentioned to us that the magnitude of the coefficient of friction between two objects is based on the tangent of the angle of contact between them. Now, he mentioned this more in passing than anything else, so I can't bring up this secondary point without de...
by Dvil
Sun Feb 21, 2010 9:07 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Motivation
Replies: 8
Views: 1531

Motivation

Hi there forum. I've been a long-time lurker, and I figured this would be the place to come to for this. So, I'm doing my A levels in school currently (I'm not sure what the equivalent is for you Americans out there, but they're the qualifications that govern what universities we get accepted into) ...

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