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by Korrente
Sat Jun 11, 2011 3:54 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Intelligent YouTube comment on robotics?!
Replies: 11
Views: 3942

Re: Intelligent YouTube comment on robotics?!

Microscopic cog wrote:I once came across a Streetlight Manifesto video, and every comment on the first two pages had proper capitalization and punctuation.


I think that says more about the benefits of Streetlight than YouTube intelligence.
by Korrente
Wed May 11, 2011 2:25 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2633
Views: 483882

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Jorpho wrote:Um, the reason I was asking is that it's on sale for $7.50 right now. :oops:


Ha..I waited forever for it to go on sale and finally gave up.
by Korrente
Wed May 11, 2011 2:31 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2633
Views: 483882

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

SpaceChem is good. After I couldn't optimize the demo levels any more I finally broke down and bought it, and I recommend it to you. I think $15 is a little steep but oh well.
by Korrente
Mon May 02, 2011 4:34 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Osama bin Laden is Dead
Replies: 952
Views: 76274

Re: Osama bin Laden is Dead

Mark Twain wrote:I've never wished a man dead, but I have read some obituaries with great pleasure.
by Korrente
Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:22 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What **should** you be doing right now?
Replies: 1272
Views: 97981

Re: What **should** you be doing right now?

I should be studying for my FAA Commercial Written test. In a few years, when you're getting on my plane, remember that I was on Reddit instead.
by Korrente
Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:20 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Nonlinear Schrodinger Equation
Replies: 7
Views: 1585

Re: Nonlinear Schrodinger Equation

Is this the one where the line is both linear and nonlinear at the same time?
by Korrente
Mon Apr 11, 2011 6:00 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Very, very, very SLOW meteoroids.
Replies: 15
Views: 7937

Re: Very, very, very SLOW meteoroids.

I agree, likely satellites. I think the Iridium line had parabolic dishes or something to that nature that caught the sun's light and if you were at the Perfect spot on Earth, you'd get a somewhat slow (3-5 seconds) buildup to a very bright glow, then a slow diminish. They're pretty awesome to watch...
by Korrente
Sat Apr 09, 2011 8:13 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Photography thread.
Replies: 367
Views: 220210

Re: Photography thread.

Anubis can you give some info on that waterfall? I know it's a longer exposure but what did you do to set it up? How'd you get the colors to come out like that?
by Korrente
Sat Apr 09, 2011 3:13 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Photography thread.
Replies: 367
Views: 220210

Re: Photography thread.

Here's a sample of what I like to take. IMG_1323.JPG One of my school's DA-40's after a rough Tennessee snow storm. IMG_1953.JPG My first solo IFR flight, apparently I had an angel with me 'cause I don't usually carry around the halo. IMG_2391e.jpg View over a friend's fence, min...
by Korrente
Thu Apr 07, 2011 9:41 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Android Headphone Jack
Replies: 3
Views: 1947

Re: Android Headphone Jack

I had assumed that it was the hardware at fault since there are no apps that do this already on the market. I think I'll just solder together a toggle switch and be done with it. Thanks for the replies.
by Korrente
Thu Apr 07, 2011 5:36 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Android Headphone Jack
Replies: 3
Views: 1947

Android Headphone Jack

Thought I'd ask this here before I went and registered on a development forum. I have an HTC Aria and thanks to my AT&T overlords I am now able to sideload apps. I was thinking about cobbling together my own app that would utilize the headphone jack to control my camera's external shutter capabi...
by Korrente
Thu Apr 07, 2011 4:50 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Wil Wheaton on the TSA
Replies: 268
Views: 23976

Re: Wil Wheaton on the TSA

So you're annoyed with people expressing their opinions because you heard it before? The world doesn't revolve around you, and I'm sure plenty of people heard about this for the first time from Wil. You guys are viscous! My opinion revolves around me... if he can post what he did, I can post what I...
by Korrente
Thu Apr 07, 2011 4:19 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Wil Wheaton on the TSA
Replies: 268
Views: 23976

Re: Wil Wheaton on the TSA

Having your own blog is cool and all but maybe he should go try to do something about the problem instead of rewriting everyone else's complaints word for word. I hereby declare this the Argument ad Non Satis (Latin grammar check pending). An argument that doesn't really suggest that the other pers...
by Korrente
Thu Apr 07, 2011 3:12 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Wil Wheaton on the TSA
Replies: 268
Views: 23976

Re: Wil Wheaton on the TSA

You are posting on an internet forum. Rule of thumb. Never tell anyone they should go out and do something for real instead of posting it on the internet. It's that thing. Hypocrisy. It's not hypocrisy because I really have no opinion about the issue. I'll likely be exempt from it the next time I'm...
by Korrente
Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:09 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Wil Wheaton on the TSA
Replies: 268
Views: 23976

Re: Wil Wheaton on the TSA

I hate how people blame the airlines for this. It's not the airlines, it's not the airports, it's the government. The airlines don't want annoyed and angry Wil Wheatons running around never flying again, and they backed their pilots and flight crews when they said they weren't going through screenin...
by Korrente
Fri Apr 01, 2011 1:32 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9401
Views: 1365325

Re: digital crack and Lego

My girlfriend fell asleep at the computer last night because she had played with virtual dogs killing hundreds of sheep for hours last night.
by Korrente
Fri Apr 01, 2011 1:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Kill Team
Replies: 21
Views: 2982

Re: The Kill Team

I read some articles on this a while ago somewhere on the internets and there were essentially two types of commenters: ones who thought they should should be shot, and ones who said 'why are you mad that Americans are doing it, what about when enemy _____ massacred _____?" Regardless of what k...
by Korrente
Sat Mar 26, 2011 6:16 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Post when you die/Lose
Replies: 119
Views: 19873

Re: Post when you die/Lose

My ultimate: 'This game is plotting against me' moment occurred in the Gibraltar map, Battlefield 2142. So I'm laying on a bridge with sniper rifle or heavy MG (it's been several years ago) and a bot in a tank from my own team runs me over. A medic rushes up and heals me just in time, so I get back ...
by Korrente
Sat Mar 26, 2011 6:08 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Lead into gold?
Replies: 4
Views: 1874

Re: Lead into gold?

I'm sure this has been asked here before, but: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_transmutation Ironically, it transpired that, under true nuclear transmutation, it is far easier to turn gold into lead than the reverse reaction, which was the one the alchemists had ardently pursued. Nuclear experi...
by Korrente
Sat Mar 26, 2011 5:59 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Libya's Protests and Civil War
Replies: 540
Views: 46786

Re: Libya's Protests and Civil War

Maybe somewhat offtopic. But something has been bothering me a bit. Why is everybody pretending this is an American initiative? Here on the forums, but all American media too. Even Jon Stewart, who is usually better informed. The initiative for these actions came from France, and they were initiall...
by Korrente
Thu Mar 24, 2011 12:33 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Artificial Life by Steve Grand
Replies: 20
Views: 3818

Re: Artificial Life by Steve Grand

And what happens when the creatures turn out to be conscious, realize they're living in my computer, and want out?
by Korrente
Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Man throws money at, insults Parkinson's sufferer at protest
Replies: 15
Views: 1813

Re: Man throws money at, insults Parkinson's sufferer at pro

It said the old man had come out in support of healthcare insurance reform, I assumed that's what they were both there for but I can't watch the video. Either way [Ninja'd by Wodashin].
by Korrente
Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Man throws money at, insults Parkinson's sufferer at protest
Replies: 15
Views: 1813

Re: Man throws money at, insults Parkinson's sufferer at pro

Was it necessary to point out his political affiliation? He may be registered Rep. but after going out of his way to say 'I'm not political' it annoys me that the blog then associated him with the tea party. He just seems like a jerk with low self control, not a Tea Party activist.
by Korrente
Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:56 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Variation of the dreaded airplane/conveyor belt...
Replies: 29
Views: 5907

Re: Variation of the dreaded airplane/conveyor belt...

And in practicality a jet probably wouldn't be able to do this because of the way it intakes air, but there should be little difference between blowing the air over the wing from the front and sucking over it from behind. No, there is a huge difference since air sucked over a stationary wing is lim...
by Korrente
Tue Mar 22, 2011 4:33 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Variation of the dreaded airplane/conveyor belt...
Replies: 29
Views: 5907

Re: Variation of the dreaded airplane/conveyor belt...

jmorgan3 wrote:The channel wing: a propeller plane designed to take off vertically.


Interesting, I've never seen that before. I wonder if that would be any more feasible with a turbofan since you'd get the good thrust but likely less of the oscillation the article talked about.
by Korrente
Tue Mar 22, 2011 3:18 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Variation of the dreaded airplane/conveyor belt...
Replies: 29
Views: 5907

Re: Variation of the dreaded airplane/conveyor belt...

Moving air over an airfoil using a fan is no different than moving it by using forward velocity. I've wondered this myself and I think the answer is fairly obvious but I've never seen it in practice. Now obviously aircraft can fly in wind-tunnels that move air, so why would it be any different if yo...
by Korrente
Fri Mar 18, 2011 5:30 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 8.8 Earthquake hits 250 miles from Tokyo
Replies: 471
Views: 63096

Re: 8.8 Earthquake hits 250 miles from Tokyo

It is kind of ridiculous that the earthquake has killed over 6,000 people, and gets 5% of the coverage, while the reactor troubles, which are getting 95% of the coverage, have killed 0 people, and there's a decent chance that they will kill 0 people. On the other hand, personally I find the news ab...
by Korrente
Thu Mar 17, 2011 7:55 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: The future of Aerospace Engineering
Replies: 13
Views: 2406

Re: The future of Aerospace Engineering

*Resisting urge to bash Embry Riddle* Hey would you mind elaborating on this a bit? I am currently a high school junior and Embry-Riddle is one of the schools I am looking at for an Aerospace Engineering degree, so any information i can get about E-R is very helpful. I go to MTSU. ER is a big rival...
by Korrente
Thu Mar 17, 2011 7:37 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Fool's Gold
Replies: 24
Views: 2455

Re: Fool's Gold

"Here's you gold back, gimme my loved ones. Also, could I borrow that pen and paper? Dear U.S. Patent office, I've had an idea for a heavier-than-air flying device, sketched within..." Unfortunatly in the spirit of the thing I don't think this is going to have some magical interesting sol...
by Korrente
Mon Mar 14, 2011 6:35 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Fool's Gold
Replies: 24
Views: 2455

Fool's Gold

I hope you guys don't think I'm dumb for asking this, but I present to you a situation: Due to unforeseen electromagnetic interference, you have been transported back to the year 1865 and through a series of events end up robbing a train carrying an evil but not too smart businessman's boxcar full o...
by Korrente
Sat Mar 12, 2011 1:21 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 1 W laser pointer hits the market.
Replies: 228
Views: 55358

Re: 1 W laser pointer hits the market.

Wouldn't even shining upwards in the sky be dangerous? I suspect such a laser could be strong enough to temporary blind a pilot over a distance of several kilometers... http://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/laser_incidents_increase_danger_pilots_203991-1.html And therefore: http://www.avweb.com/avwe...
by Korrente
Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:15 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Haunted Router
Replies: 4
Views: 850

Re: Haunted Router

I've had this issue with a WRT54G running DD-WRT. It was the laptop's fault though. I don't know what it was, but it would drop connection all the time and then just ignore the access point afterwords. The only way I could get it to reconnect was to reboot the AP. The only thing that fixed the probl...
by Korrente
Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:34 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2633
Views: 483882

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Assassin's Creed, Rainbow Six Vegas 2, Call of Juarez, Far Cry 2 on Steam for $12.99. Snatched that up. I've never played Assassin's Creed, and I liked the first R6V well enough. The other two have good enough reviews. $60 worth of material for $13 can't be wrong in my book.
by Korrente
Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:23 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Why do you love science?
Replies: 38
Views: 8023

Re: Why do you love science?

Because I love the feeling you get when you can connect something theoretical to something real. When you first learned {at^2 \over 2}+vt+x was the integral of at+v was the integral of acceleration and suddenly it all made sense. It works, Bitches. Or something like that. I know there have been grea...
by Korrente
Mon Feb 28, 2011 7:16 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Repetetive Strain, CTS and other maladies [Survey]
Replies: 17
Views: 3310

Re: Repetetive Strain, CTS and other maladies [Survey]

Voted not a problem but I have two things that do happen, albiet so rarely I'm not even sure if they're caused by computer use, just triggered: Occasionally my entire right forearm will cramp up, wrist to elbow. I can feel it starting about an hour before it really starts to hurt, but there's nothin...
by Korrente
Mon Feb 28, 2011 7:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Watches
Replies: 65
Views: 14344

Re: Watches

I like your first two. I have a simple Fossil watch witch a silver bezel and a nice shiny metalic blue face. Other than that I've never really worn one. I'd love to have an aviator's watch with an E6B on the bezel just for maximum geekiness, but they're way too expensive and you really aren't even s...
by Korrente
Sun Feb 27, 2011 2:55 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: The future of Aerospace Engineering
Replies: 13
Views: 2406

Re: The future of Aerospace Engineering

If you wear glasses or contacts, you can get a first class medical (provided you pass in other areas), which is top of the line. You only need a third class to be a private pilot, and it takes some hard work to be disqualified for a third class. The air force requires 20/20 vision from their fighter...
by Korrente
Sat Feb 26, 2011 4:15 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: The future of Aerospace Engineering
Replies: 13
Views: 2406

Re: The future of Aerospace Engineering

consider taking them from a private CFI; ERAU will make you pay through the nose Yeah, don't go to ER to learn to fly. Get instruction from one of the poor guys who did, though. Also, as an engineer you should get your pilots license if you aren't already planning on it. It will really help you whe...
by Korrente
Fri Feb 25, 2011 6:26 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: The future of Aerospace Engineering
Replies: 13
Views: 2406

Re: The future of Aerospace Engineering

*Resisting urge to bash Embry Riddle* Aerospace isn't going anywhere. You're going into a fun and interesting field and there will always be a demand for engineers. You're living through the first steps of commercial space flight, do you really think people are just going to give up because fuels mi...
by Korrente
Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:07 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2633
Views: 483882

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Damn you steam deals... So, I just picked up the steam C&Cs that are available. They're probably not great, but I've wanted to play them since I played C&C3. I really enjoyed C&C3. Not as much as Generals or Tiberian Sun, but it was worth the money. Red Alert 3 however is, in my opinion...

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