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by Slpee
Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:41 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Your Schedule
Replies: 655
Views: 161826

Re: Your Schedule

Oh! I forgot about this thread! Let's see, spring semester started two weeks ago, but here's mine: MATH341 - Diff eq basically, mixed in with a bit of Linear alg. PHYS260 - Mostly basic thermo, but some waves as well and then electricity an basic circuits too PHYS261 - The associated lab HIST201 - A...
by Slpee
Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:26 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Your Schedule
Replies: 655
Views: 161826

Re: Your Schedule

Well, I start college as a freshman this fall, and I finally got my schedule set up: HONR259L THINKING STRATEGICALLY (Cool-sounding seminar I am using to meet some general reqs. its about game theory and decision making) HONR100 HONORS COLLOQUIUM ENAE100 AEROSPACE ENGR PROFESS ENES102H MECHANICS I (...
by Slpee
Thu Jun 14, 2012 1:53 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Guy plays Civ 2 for 10 years
Replies: 14
Views: 4581

Re: Guy plays Civ 2 for 10 years

Huh, this story sure is exploding everywhere on the internet isn't it? This is the 4th place I've seen it so far. I am tempted to try something similar in one of my games to see if something similar happens. Sadly, I only became old enough to play Civs when Civs III was the cutting edge, but maybe I...
by Slpee
Thu Apr 05, 2012 4:11 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: chi² and wolfram alpha
Replies: 9
Views: 3457

Re: chi² and wolfram alpha

Actually, If you've ever worked with the TI-83/84/similar TI device, you can usually type in the same functions and arguments into wolfram alpha as you would in those devices, in your case it would be chi^2cdf(209,1e99,9) the 209 is the lower bound, 1e99 is an arbitrarily large number for the upper ...
by Slpee
Sat Oct 22, 2011 2:24 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone
Replies: 6609
Views: 903383

Re: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone

Tempest Description: The tempest is a new capital ship that deals massive area-of-effect damage to air units. It also has a standard ground attack, but its chief role is to help gain air superiority. So Blizzard didn't see it as indicative of anything problematic that Protoss now has two units with...
by Slpee
Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: A Win For The Scientific Method
Replies: 102
Views: 10995

Re: A Win For The Scientific Method

Yeah, I give the guy major kudos for intellectual honesty. Yeah pretty much this 100% i was reading the article and I had to just stop and think "Wow, here's a guy who set out in no uncertain terms to proof that he was right, came back with results showing that he was, in fact, wrong, and then...
by Slpee
Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Take ALL the engineering class surveys!
Replies: 16
Views: 3309

Re: take a survey for my engineering class?

I took the survey. My only comment is that 50k seems pretty big for a major stadium. For example it eliminates all but a handful of Major League Baseball parks. Duly noted and changed to 20k now, I tried to find a number that would account for most large stadiums but I looked up values for MLB stad...
by Slpee
Tue Oct 18, 2011 12:17 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What would you buy with $50 billion
Replies: 88
Views: 10530

Re: What would you buy with $50 billion

Alright I'll take a crack at this: -Good gaming computer -Nice house, car etc. (all the usual stuff) -A Cessna 172, heck my own private airport would be cool(I've got money apparently) -Definitely finance e-sports a lot, give some money to establish a SC2 tourney and prize pool for western players o...
by Slpee
Mon Oct 17, 2011 11:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Take ALL the engineering class surveys!
Replies: 16
Views: 3309

Re: take a survey for my engineering class?

Apologies for the necro but I saw the bit in the rules about bumping an old thread instead of making a new one and figured this one was appropriate. Anyway, I am now a senior in the same class and, guess what, I have to do market research as well. I'm only in problem identification right now, not so...
by Slpee
Thu Aug 18, 2011 3:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: comparing apples, oranges on google ngram
Replies: 10
Views: 2298

Re: comparing apples, oranges on google ngram

Ok, I've been messing around with this and I noticed that while the words "fire" and "wind" do not show the same matched trends, they do both show a (relatively) marked decrease that begins right about 1940, just like apple and orange do. Several other words also show this(See th...
by Slpee
Thu Jul 21, 2011 6:40 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kerbal Space Program
Replies: 728
Views: 328850

Re: Kerbal Space Program

Has anyone managed to build a single stage rocket capable of escape velocity? Yeah, there's one called "The Rattle" http://kerbalspaceprogram.com/forum/index.php?topic=549.0 The guy who made it has done some pretty neat stuff, such as igniting fuel tanks to get thrust without using liquid...
by Slpee
Mon May 02, 2011 12:03 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: rookie
Replies: 4
Views: 1443

Re: rookie

Unless you have like four people on the team it seems very unlikely you'd need to know all those things. Heh, its funny you say that, we had three students (all juniors) and three mentors for the majority of build, season and we all did end up becoming experts in everything. Almost every single one...
by Slpee
Mon May 02, 2011 11:54 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: FIRST Robotics and Tech Challenge Thread
Replies: 6
Views: 1470

Re: FIRST Robotics and Tech Challenge Thread

Paper airplanes? Why :roll: ? BOB and Hayley were there for concert or something? :D I think the people stuck in the upper decks were bored or something. One person started it, and suddenly half the stadium was trying to make one that could reach the stage. Before the FRC finals, somebody got one t...
by Slpee
Thu Mar 10, 2011 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: So... Why'd you choose your "Top Ten Favourite Games"?
Replies: 134
Views: 29239

Re: So... Why'd you choose your "Top Ten Favourite Games"?

Alright, I've never actually tried to narrow it down to 10, but here goes. bear in mind that my household is more or less strictly Nintendo, so nothing but that and PC will be on this list, sorry in advance to anyone who has a problem with this. 10) Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People (Wiiw...
by Slpee
Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:33 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: The future of Aerospace Engineering
Replies: 13
Views: 2490

Re: The future of Aerospace Engineering

Korrente wrote:*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.
by Slpee
Fri Oct 29, 2010 8:49 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!
Replies: 226
Views: 176586

Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

In that case, I retract my vote for HG2G. I hate to be a downer on this, and I love Eoin Colfer as a writer, but i just didn't like And Another Thing as a part of the series. I felt it didn't fit too well with what Adams created, it just seemed forced and awkward. I don't want to derail the thread w...
by Slpee
Sun Oct 24, 2010 2:07 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!
Replies: 226
Views: 176586

Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

Ok, so given I'm only allowed to pick 20...I choose...oh man please don't make me pick! Well I guess I have to, here goes: Dune series by Frank Herbert Redwall series by Brian Jacques Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling Foundation series by Asimov(Really anything by Asimov) HG2G by Douglas Adams App...
by Slpee
Sun Oct 24, 2010 1:56 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9415
Views: 1478979

Re: Minecraft

I found this the other day on the minecraft forums, I think it should be shared here. http://www.minecraftforum.net/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=27744& Basically its Dwarf Fortress to minecraft level converter. The "blocks" in DF become 3x3x3 in MC for ease of stairs and other things. I do...
by Slpee
Sun Oct 24, 2010 1:51 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright
Replies: 25
Views: 4470

Re: Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright

Wow, when I opened this thread I expected it to be someone trying to start an argument (or flame-war) about which series was better. Instead I got the most beautiful thing to have graced my eyes in a long time. This. Is. Epic. Win. Seriously though, how will the game play work? Maybe alternating bet...
by Slpee
Thu Aug 26, 2010 8:35 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Your Schedule
Replies: 655
Views: 161826

Re: Your Schedule

Just for reference I'm a junior at high School, so here goes: Physics C AP Mechanics Calc AB AP Eng 11 AP String Orchestra (we have two orchestras, this is the better one, but i only got in because of a scheduling fluke, oh God help me) Spanish 4 (would be honors, but i couldn't without dropping Eng...
by Slpee
Fri Jun 25, 2010 2:15 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Space Simulation
Replies: 83
Views: 7560

Re: Space Simulation

Eebster the Great wrote:I guess this died?


I believe so. That kinda stinks, I was looking forward to it. Oh well then.
by Slpee
Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:06 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Space Simulation
Replies: 83
Views: 7560

Re: Space Simulation

yeah um, is it really a good idea to give us all nukes right at the start? that just screams isn't nuclear holocaust once turn 4 starts(accounting for truce). Also how much do we have in the way of supplies and non-warfare technology? You seem to be focusing this in on warfare as opposed to the surv...
by Slpee
Tue Jun 01, 2010 11:45 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Space Simulation
Replies: 83
Views: 7560

Re: Space Simulation

Alright, I got some good stuff!
Can I crash my gigantic colony ships into other people's bases? Or is that unfair?
Ummmmmm...nevermind I didn't say any potentially revealing military secrets there, nope not at all. There is no need to answer any question you may or may not have read.
by Slpee
Mon May 31, 2010 10:17 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Space Simulation
Replies: 83
Views: 7560

Re: Space Simulation

Are we going to get going on this? Tristan, have you rerolled yet? I think we can safely assume youngstudent isn't coming back. He said he was going away for the weekend, given that it is Memorial Day, he probably isn't coming back until late tonight at the earliest. More than likely there will be ...
by Slpee
Sun May 30, 2010 12:58 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Mario Galaxy 2
Replies: 53
Views: 5194

Re: Mario Galaxy 2

Picked up my copy earlier today, played through the first world, taking a break until tomorrow. I have to say this feels harder than the first one. Still a blast though. Gobblegut almost had me a few times, but I won out. I miss the observatory :( That place was the best.
by Slpee
Tue May 25, 2010 8:18 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: least popular word
Replies: 22
Views: 3165

Re: least popular word

chridd wrote:
Slpee wrote:redesignator - about 128 results (0.36 seconds)
I'll keep trying though, I feel like i can get lower.

You didn't get this?
redesignators - About 39 results (0.59 seconds)


oh yeah, wow, that's kinda obvious in retrospect.
by Slpee
Mon May 24, 2010 11:26 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Space Simulation
Replies: 83
Views: 7560

Re: Space Simulation

I was trying to recurse , but that works too. *whoosh* wow, you can hear that one going over my head can't you. Sorry. Anyway i think it is fair point that we should stop freeloading off the science forums, especially now that we have official renounced all intentions of staying true to real life s...
by Slpee
Mon May 24, 2010 10:44 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Space Simulation
Replies: 83
Views: 7560

Re: Space Simulation

As an advisor, I advise we set up a forum where we simulate a science fiction world in which we have six different factions. My character offers to take the roll of an advisor in one of the legions, or a leader if no one else want to. Actually this isn't a bad idea. We could set up subfora for each...
by Slpee
Mon May 24, 2010 9:00 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: least popular word
Replies: 22
Views: 3165

Re: least popular word

redesignator - about 128 results (0.36 seconds)
I'll keep trying though, I feel like i can get lower.
by Slpee
Mon May 24, 2010 8:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Your Life Goals
Replies: 72
Views: 6753

Re: Your Life Goals

Alright, so first off allow me to say that i am the first to acknowledge the sheer impossibility of what i am about to say. But I figure someone has to do it eventually and we are overdue for a world-changing invention so: I want to be the real world equivalent of Tio Holtzman, oh but actually do my...
by Slpee
Mon May 24, 2010 8:37 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Space Simulation
Replies: 83
Views: 7560

Re: Space Simulation

There, now you guys have done it. You pressured me into making it so you can research anything. I hope you guys will be happy when someone blows up the universe or rips a hole through space-time. Anything you say? I may need to crack open some sci-fi books for crazy stupid fun time ideas. Actually ...
by Slpee
Sun May 23, 2010 1:22 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Space Simulation
Replies: 83
Views: 7560

Re: Space Simulation

Also, shouldnt this be moved to gaming? I would say Forum Games but the point still stands. Maybe we should reverse the polarity of this thread. :) And just for the record, a black hole bomb is just about the coolest idea I have heard today, but what if we went in a different direction: Big Bang Bo...
by Slpee
Sat May 22, 2010 7:24 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: ¡Hablamos español! (Spanish Practice)
Replies: 483
Views: 205403

Re: ¡Hablamos español! (Spanish Practice)

¡Hola! Yo he estudiado español por casi cuatro años. Estoy en la clase de español en mi escuela. No me gusta hablar español, pero me gusta escribir y leer. Esto es perfecto para mi. Yo sé el presente, el presente progressivo, el subjuntivo, el preterito, el imperfecto (y cuando lo usas), el presente...
by Slpee
Sat May 22, 2010 7:12 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Looks like we got ourselves a reader...
Replies: 193
Views: 39513

Re: Looks like we got ourselves a reader...

The poll! It goes not low enough! No seriously, i was so insanely hooked into reading at a very young age. Some of my earliest memories from 3-4 are going to the library and getting upwards of 30 books. Going home, and immediately going right into them one at a time. My parents used to take away my ...
by Slpee
Sat May 22, 2010 6:50 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Space Simulation
Replies: 83
Views: 7560

Re: Space Simulation

hmm....part of me would be very interested in this. sounds like so much fun I do have finals coming up in a month or so though .... ah the heck with it, I am sure I can find time, i'll just delegate where necessary Count me in, I assume we are doing this forum based? Not sure what to call it, I supp...
by Slpee
Thu May 20, 2010 12:39 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Student Quotes
Replies: 869
Views: 205674

Re: Awesome Student Quotes

Ok, this one happened a month or so to be fair, but i only just recently remembered this thread and thought to post it here. Here we go, (and really prepare yourself, this one is out there). So first off I have to give some background info on this girl. She is in high classes, but frankly, she is ab...
by Slpee
Sun May 09, 2010 2:54 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: If you were a final boss
Replies: 24
Views: 9434

Re: If you were a final boss

Oh sounds fun, I guess I'll take a stab at this: Name: Tederius the Benevolent - Really i was going for something that would be different as opposed to the straight-forward evil wants to kill everything, I envisioned a boss that thinks you are the evil ones and that he is acting for the good of all....
by Slpee
Sat Apr 10, 2010 1:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Conservapedia - Most Accurate Shite On The Web*
Replies: 342
Views: 52855

Re: Conservapedia - Most Accurate Site On The Web*

And how is that quote related to extrapolation? I mean... maybe if it later went on to say "At this rate by Christmas time we won't be able to go 10 minutes without a terrorist attack on the US". But I didn't see that in there. Or.. we don't see the point in linking to a comic on the foru...
by Slpee
Fri Apr 09, 2010 4:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Conservapedia - Most Accurate Shite On The Web*
Replies: 342
Views: 52855

Re: Conservapedia - Most Accurate Site On The Web*

Since abandoning the "War on Terror" in Obama's first year, the rate of terrorist attacks on the United States has gone from zero per year during George W. Bush's last year, [17] to at least four.[/b][18][19][20][21][22]. ok, really people? nearly three full pages of posts on an XKCD foru...
by Slpee
Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0724: "Hell"
Replies: 184
Views: 72189

Re: "Hell" Discussion

On the subject of horrible versions of tetris: http://www.firstpersontetris.com/ instead of the piece rotating and the background staying still, the background rotates and the piece stays still. The camera tracks the piece, and is not static NO FAIR! I was gonna post that one. Well whatever, I love...

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