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by Dason
Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:36 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: How to find confidence interval for vector-valued function?
Replies: 5
Views: 906

Re: How to find confidence interval for vector-valued function?

Can you give a concrete example of some f and g that you might actually consider? Or even an extremely simplified example. Simplified might be better to make it easier to talk about but I know sometimes it's hard to capture all of the necessary details while simplifying.
by Dason
Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:16 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Looking for practice problems for algebra ?
Replies: 8
Views: 2903

Re: Looking for practice problems for algebra ?

I second ucim's recommendation of making up your own problems. Going through this process and getting familiar with it can really help your understanding of *why* the methods used to solve the original factoring problem work the way they do.
by Dason
Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:32 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Tabs vs Spaces
Replies: 209
Views: 128428

Re: Tabs vs Spaces

As always with these religious wars the answer is obvious. The 'best' way to do these kinds of things is to tab for indentation and if you must align use spaces. That way even if the tab width changes things are still aligned. But people are a bunch of bastards so the 'best' practice is just to make...
by Dason
Wed Apr 27, 2016 10:59 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games you can't remember the title of.
Replies: 1910
Views: 492526

Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

Did you check all of the King's Quest games? Kings Quest V seems like it could fit all of your description so far.
by Dason
Sat Mar 26, 2016 9:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90038
Views: 8018193

Re: Random natterings

It's extremely frustrating when you're trying to get in contact with Verizon to diagnose poor reception and the calls keep dropping before anything can get figured out.
by Dason
Tue Mar 22, 2016 2:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90038
Views: 8018193

Re: Random natterings

well,... Dason; Was it an easy conversation? The drive back from the Doctor with your Father-in-Law; Was it a relaxed & easy journey? (Congrats to him!) My wife actually really wanted to be there with him so took off of work for half the day so I ended up not being alone with him. In my opinion...
by Dason
Tue Mar 22, 2016 2:41 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90038
Views: 8018193

Re: Random natterings

poxic wrote:Yay! & also also I have no idea.


We agree on both points!

Also I'm noticing some pink user names....

... it's that time of year again isn't it? I should read the announcements more often...
by Dason
Tue Mar 22, 2016 2:19 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90038
Views: 8018193

Re: Random natterings

My FIL is cancer-free! Yay! On an unrelated note - I have no idea how to check if laptop parts are compatible. Like I don't know what needs to be "equivalent" for a laptop hard drive so that a different one than what comes with the laptop can successfully be installed. Specifically my frie...
by Dason
Thu Mar 17, 2016 2:47 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90038
Views: 8018193

Re: Passing ponderments

So tomorrow I have to take my father in law to a doctors appointment since he can't drive and I'm the only one who is available. He is most likely going to be told he has prostate cancer. I really don't know what I should say when he finds out. Any advice?
by Dason
Fri Feb 05, 2016 12:38 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The worst film you've seen
Replies: 706
Views: 244864

Re: The worst film you've seen

Streets of Blood , featuring Val Kilmer and 50 Cent as corrupt cops in a corrupt police department fighting corrupt drug dealers in a corrupt New Orleans after the corrupt Hurricane Katrina. Imagine The Wire , with seriously sub-par writing, no plot structure to speak of, and completely unsympathet...
by Dason
Sun Jan 24, 2016 7:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90038
Views: 8018193

Re: Passing ponderments

Sombrero Cat wrote:http://www.independent.co.uk/extras/indybest/food-drink/cheese-triggers-the-same-part-of-brain-as-hard-drugs-study-finds-a6707011.html


I guess us Wisconsinites are pretty hardcore.
by Dason
Sat Jan 09, 2016 2:52 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Editors
Replies: 267
Views: 119946

Re: Editors

Flumble wrote:Speaking of lynx: have you ever noticed how it accepts both character keys and arrow keys for navigation?


Are you implying vi(m) doesn't allow you to use arrow keys for navigation?
by Dason
Wed Jan 06, 2016 2:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90038
Views: 8018193

Re: Passing ponderments

I'm a little tipsy. And since I took this out of my bookmarks a while ago I couldn't remember what it was called. Then I realized that this thread changes names almost every time I check in on it. Anywho... It's Always Sunny Season 10 was added to Netflix and I'm really enjoying this season. "C...
by Dason
Thu Sep 24, 2015 1:54 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9881
Views: 1799970

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

'2' is 50 in ascii so it at least sort of makes sense.
by Dason
Sun Sep 20, 2015 3:07 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Math: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 382
Views: 124937

Re: Math: Fleeting Thoughts

xyweasel wrote:
Xanthir wrote:Then for 5+, back down to three forever.

Man, 5 thinks it can tell everyone what to do. Fuck 5.


I heard 5 saying some pretty harsh things about your mother the other day too. As if you needed any more reason to hate it!
by Dason
Thu Jul 09, 2015 12:39 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Math: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 382
Views: 124937

Re: Math: Fleeting Thoughts

Can you describe what you're doing or possibly post the curve you're interested in?
by Dason
Thu Feb 05, 2015 3:39 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9881
Views: 1799970

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Not exactly the same but that reminds me of: https://github.com/munificent/vigil
by Dason
Sat Nov 29, 2014 5:26 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2633
Views: 484652

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Initial release of Morrowind was 2002. Initial release of steam was 2003. It would have been odd if it required me to register it on steam ;)
by Dason
Sat Nov 29, 2014 3:21 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2633
Views: 484652

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

I own Morrowind on CD but can't find them anywhere and want to pick it up again. Right now it's 40% off - I want to play it today but feel like it will probably go down in price even more. Anybody think it will go lower than the current 40% off during this sale or will I have to wait until the Chri...
by Dason
Fri Nov 28, 2014 9:40 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2633
Views: 484652

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

The Steam "Exploration Sale" is from Nov 26 - Dec 2nd. I own Morrowind on CD but can't find them anywhere and want to pick it up again. Right now it's 40% off - I want to play it today but feel like it will probably go down in price even more. Anybody think it will go lower than the curren...
by Dason
Fri Aug 01, 2014 3:08 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: The 1 true style
Replies: 198
Views: 147447

Re: The 1 true style

Nyktos wrote:As far as I'm concerned, anything besides

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else {
is wrong, but either of those is definitely leagues ahead of the mismatched one.

I don't like this format. In R this syntax isn't even always valid.
by Dason
Thu Jul 24, 2014 1:05 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2633
Views: 484652

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

SecondTalon wrote:If it's Sims 2 plus Expansions..,the 12 gig download would make sense


"The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection"

Yeah I'm guessing you're right.
by Dason
Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:33 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2633
Views: 484652

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Xeio wrote:Sims 2 is free.

The past few days I've literally been wishing I could find my Sims 2 cd... So thank you for this.

Although I guess the price I have to pay is to deal with Origin. Also it's a 12.5Gb download. That's much larger than I expected.
by Dason
Wed Jul 16, 2014 12:30 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9881
Views: 1799970

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

If python is too hard then I don't know how you think you'll have a chance with C. What exactly do you find hard about python? You mentioned the forced indentation before but honestly that shouldn't be an issue. If you use a decent editor it won't cause an issue and it will force you to make your co...
by Dason
Wed Jul 16, 2014 12:26 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9881
Views: 1799970

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Have you had any concrete goals during that time? A task you would like to achieve via programming? Lots of things I know I'll never do. I'd like to contribute to some open-source, is one. That doesn't sound like a concrete goal quite yet. I'd like to contribute to the Linux kernel, if you're looki...
by Dason
Wed Jul 16, 2014 12:12 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9881
Views: 1799970

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Have you had any concrete goals during that time? A task you would like to achieve via programming? Lots of things I know I'll never do. I'd like to contribute to some open-source, is one. That doesn't sound like a concrete goal quite yet. I'd like to contribute to the Linux kernel, if you're looki...
by Dason
Wed Jul 16, 2014 12:08 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9881
Views: 1799970

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Fancy wrote:
Dason wrote:Have you had any concrete goals during that time? A task you would like to achieve via programming?

Lots of things I know I'll never do. I'd like to contribute to some open-source, is one.

That doesn't sound like a concrete goal quite yet.
by Dason
Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:59 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9881
Views: 1799970

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Have you had any concrete goals during that time? A task you would like to achieve via programming?
by Dason
Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:46 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9881
Views: 1799970

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

I'm not sure if I should keep trying with C. Maybe I should try C++, or give up the computer hobby alotgether. Nah. Honestly if you use a better editor I don't think you'll have any issues with python. With that said my language of choice is R but I wouldn't necessarily recommend it as a first lang...
by Dason
Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:43 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9881
Views: 1799970

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

I'm not sure if I should keep trying with C. Maybe I should try C++, or give up the computer hobby alotgether. Nah. Honestly if you use a better editor I don't think you'll have any issues with python. With that said my language of choice is R but I wouldn't necessarily recommend it as a first lang...
by Dason
Tue Jul 15, 2014 6:19 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9881
Views: 1799970

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

I don't like Python because "ha indents actually matter" and this makes it a pain to edit. Well you should be indenting properly anyways. I understand some people are against this aspect of python but honestly if you're just starting off it might not be bad to learn some decent indentatio...
by Dason
Mon May 05, 2014 4:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13405
Views: 1517366

Re: Today I Learned

Whizbang wrote:
EMTP wrote:I suppose, but what would you like the trigger warning to be?


What about, "Warning: You now cannot stop thinking about your eyeball."

:D

Of course I can stop thinking about my eyeball. But trying to stop thinking about how I'm breathing manually right now... that's another matter.
by Dason
Sun Mar 30, 2014 2:12 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9881
Views: 1799970

Re: Coding: Fleeting tought dem

Yakk wrote:(Fixed Dason's quotes below)
Dason wrote:
heatsink wrote:By t‌he way, why i‌s everyone spelling t‌hings weirdly?

Read the top announcement

And fix your quotes Dason!

You bastard. How dare you criticize my typing impediment.
by Dason
Sat Mar 29, 2014 7:14 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9881
Views: 1799970

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

heatsink wrote:
Yakk wrote:By t‌he way, why i‌s everyone spelling t‌hings weirdly?

Read the top announcement
by Dason
Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:53 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Is Java is a bad language for beginners?
Replies: 234
Views: 129644

Re: Is Java is a bad language for beginners?

I'm failing to see how your "I was taught Java improperly" story lends evidence towards "Java isn't a bad language for beginners". To be fair, this thread is filled with anecdotes, and the plural of anecdote is not data. That's fine - I just don't really see how their anecdote s...
by Dason
Sat Mar 01, 2014 8:49 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Is Java is a bad language for beginners?
Replies: 234
Views: 129644

Re: Is Java is a bad language for beginners?

I'm failing to see how your "I was taught Java improperly" story lends evidence towards "Java isn't a bad language for beginners".
by Dason
Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:10 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Chi-Squared Tests (Pearson)
Replies: 3
Views: 2272

Re: Chi-Squared Tests (Pearson)

It sounds like you're talking about a specific example without providing the actual context. The chi-square test is an asymptotic test as well. So for small samples the sampling distribution of the test statistic might not actually be chi-squared but as the sample size increases the sampling distrib...
by Dason
Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90038
Views: 8018193

Re: Unfetched hashes and turtle-excluding devices

Search the "site/forum issues" subforum for people complaining about it - it happened pretty quickly after they were removed. BUT THAT WOULD REQUIRE ME TO DO WORK INSTEAD OF ASKING OTHER PEOPLE TO GIVE ME THAT INFORMATION DIRECTLY. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. What do you think I am? A not-lazy per...
by Dason
Mon Feb 24, 2014 5:59 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: A probability(?) problem
Replies: 13
Views: 3765

Re: A probability(?) problem

I don't see how that follows at all. It seems like you're implicitly relying on some other distribution information to make that statement about the size of X? That was pretty much my thought too. Unless you are implicitly assuming that X takes a form similar to {1, 2, ..., n} then I don't see how ...
by Dason
Mon Feb 24, 2014 4:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90038
Views: 8018193

Re: Unfetched hashes and turtle-excluding devices

http://simonsoftware.se/xkcd/stats/timeline-secondtalon-0-6-0.png Slowing down like me, apparently. But yeah, combination of lots of things mean the forums are slowing. That's okay, happens to every forum I've ever been in. Does anybody know when the link to the forum was removed from xkcd.com? Tha...

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