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by bavardage
Sun Jan 04, 2009 10:49 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: To Those Who Are About to Apply (to UCAS), We Salute You!
Replies: 145
Views: 15038

Re: To Those Who Are About to Apply (to UCAS), We Salute You!

Which college/subject?

I have an offer for Maths at St. Johns.
by bavardage
Wed Nov 05, 2008 8:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]
Replies: 2356
Views: 444924

Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Archlinux running Awesome-git as window manager.

Edit: try 2, apparently "05-11-2008-20:02:17_1280x800.png is an invalid filename." pfft
by bavardage
Fri Jul 11, 2008 8:58 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Sharing files for a student project
Replies: 8
Views: 2010

Re: Sharing files for a student project

I would recommend git - somehow svn always scared me, but I was able to get started with git really quite quickly/easily - I use it to backup changes in schoolwork/my various coding bits.
by bavardage
Tue Jul 08, 2008 6:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]
Replies: 2356
Views: 444924

Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

It is indeed thunar.
by bavardage
Sun Jul 06, 2008 6:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I'm so nerdy that I ...
Replies: 1377
Views: 206162

Re: I'm so nerdy that I ...

I dual-wield calculators. My graphical one is obviously better for most calculations, but my "normal" one is easier to use the memory function with. I am similar - I use my graphical one for most things, but I also have a normal one which can do surds and give me the answers to trigometri...
by bavardage
Sun Jul 06, 2008 6:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]
Replies: 2356
Views: 444924

Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

My most recent offering...
Arch + Awesome + ADesklets + xcompmgr
Spoiler:
Image
by bavardage
Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:46 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Reinstalling XP
Replies: 9
Views: 1478

Re: Reinstalling XP

So I should dld XP from teh interwebs with SP2 (or borrow a friend's disk or something) and then ring MS Support. :D Thought it couldn't be too much of a problem... now to find an XP disk.
by bavardage
Mon Jun 09, 2008 7:31 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Reinstalling XP
Replies: 9
Views: 1478

Reinstalling XP

I have a desktop which has about 8 years of accumulated junk so I think it needs an OS reinstall - the problem: it came with XP preinstalled so I have no installation disk. Am I able to download *ahem* a copy of XP and then use the code printed on the back of my PC with that, or are there other meth...
by bavardage
Fri May 16, 2008 5:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Cat on a Leash?
Replies: 50
Views: 5208

Re: Cat on a Leash?

So in America it is the common thing to have 'indoor' cats. Afaik it's practically unheard of in the UK. Everyone seems to have catflaps and cats can come and go as they please, and no bother with litter trays.
by bavardage
Mon May 12, 2008 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: AI Programming
Replies: 10
Views: 1870

Re: AI Programming

Just be careful that if you do get anywhere with this, you keep a close eye on what is being recompiled and for goodness sake, don't give it internet access.
http://xkcd.com/251/
by bavardage
Mon May 12, 2008 7:34 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Kinematics Simulation
Replies: 4
Views: 1270

Re: Kinematics Simulation

Probably not technical enough, and no way of inputing initial values afaik - but Phun is worth a look just because it owns - http://phun.cs.umu.se/wiki
by bavardage
Fri May 02, 2008 4:56 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Solved:Canon ip4300 paper output tray closed but not
Replies: 20
Views: 52812

Re: Solved:Canon ip4300 paper output tray closed but not

Nice - I still have a piece of cotton sticking out of the top of my printer and I have to pull it when I want to print :D I thought about shorting the switch, but was too scared to do so. Maybe I'll have a go at it.
by bavardage
Sun Apr 27, 2008 8:11 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Mathematical Software/Binomial Expansion
Replies: 3
Views: 1093

Mathematical Software/Binomial Expansion

Could anyone recommend any software which is free as in beer and runs on linux natively which will expand
(1 - x2)0.5
and even better, be able to integrate symbolically the resulting expansion.

(I am playing around with Pi and doing this in an automated manner would save time.
by bavardage
Sat Apr 26, 2008 7:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Oxford Maths Open Day
Replies: 0
Views: 699

Oxford Maths Open Day

Just out of interest - any xkcdians there? Thought about posting this before the open day, but forgot...
by bavardage
Sun Apr 20, 2008 9:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]
Replies: 2356
Views: 444924

Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

This thread needs some more linux.
I give you Openbox running on ArchLinux
Image
by bavardage
Wed Apr 16, 2008 9:19 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Could the stickied 'fucking' in the announcements be removed
Replies: 2
Views: 2049

Could the stickied 'fucking' in the announcements be removed

As it causes the whole of the fora to be filtered in school. I can proxy it usually, but it's always a hassle finding a proxy - maybe changing it to screwing or something...
by bavardage
Wed Apr 16, 2008 4:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0411: "Techno"
Replies: 150
Views: 37761

Re: "Techno" Discussion

interim_descriptor wrote:
deathbybowtie wrote:I'm curious to hear this broken-hard-drive techno, anyone got a link?


http://www.bleep.com/player.php?track=ZIQ032_DM-01



Can anyone give me a track/artist name

...not that I like that or anything...
by bavardage
Tue Apr 15, 2008 9:26 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Site OK in Firefox3b5, IE6/7, Opera 9.5 but NOT firefox2!
Replies: 2
Views: 1231

Re: Site OK in Firefox3b5, IE6/7, Opera 9.5 but NOT firefox2!

Thanks muchly.
Works like a charm.
by bavardage
Tue Apr 15, 2008 4:38 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Site OK in Firefox3b5, IE6/7, Opera 9.5 but NOT firefox2!
Replies: 2
Views: 1231

Site OK in Firefox3b5, IE6/7, Opera 9.5 but NOT firefox2!

http://bavardage.awardspace.com
The linkbar appears to break in firefox2 - any ideas why/how I go about fixing (The css is in the page head).
It's supposed to look like:
by bavardage
Thu Apr 10, 2008 8:54 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: BigInt class
Replies: 14
Views: 2817

Re: BigInt class

@ThomasS: thanks that was what I was looking for - was already all installed etc.
Yes, not prime, but still gives some hugish numbers - was just playing around really - generates http://research.att.com/~njas/sequences/A000058
by bavardage
Thu Apr 10, 2008 1:31 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: BigInt class
Replies: 14
Views: 2817

Re: BigInt class

I did indeed forget the +1 :P but the question still stands... bigint class anyone? Edit: just to clarify - the code should look like this, which does generate primes. #include <iostream> #include "bigint.h" using namespace std; int main() { bigint primes[100]; primes[0] = 2; primes[1] = 3...
by bavardage
Thu Apr 10, 2008 10:29 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: BigInt class
Replies: 14
Views: 2817

BigInt class

I am mucking around with some C++ to generate some hugish prime numbers, using Euclid's proof: #include <iostream> #include "bigint.h" using namespace std; int main() { bigint primes[100]; primes[0] = 2; primes[1] = 3; for(int i = 2; i<100; i++) { bigint prime = primes[0]; for(int j = i-1;...
by bavardage
Sun Apr 06, 2008 10:18 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Choosing a Linux Distro
Replies: 16
Views: 2676

Re: Choosing a Linux Distro

I'd vote Arch + Openbox + Firefox3 - I am currently using 288MiB of RAM, and have 11 tabs open on firefox and thunderbird running, though maybe trying an ubuntu server install and installing something light (fluxbox, openbox) would be an option.
by bavardage
Fri Apr 04, 2008 3:30 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: OpenOffice.org (TM)
Replies: 10
Views: 2481

Re: OpenOffice.org (TM)

OpenOffice 2.4 runs fine here - ArchLinux, kernel 2.6.24, openbox
by bavardage
Thu Apr 03, 2008 4:32 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: OpenOffice.org (TM)
Replies: 10
Views: 2481

Re: OpneOffice.org (TM)

You just never try to update it.
by bavardage
Wed Apr 02, 2008 8:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0405: "Journal 3"
Replies: 237
Views: 40171

Re: "Journal 3" discussion

Epic.
I am now made of happy.
Made me smile.
by bavardage
Fri Mar 28, 2008 8:14 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Determining the current script directory
Replies: 8
Views: 1665

Re: Determining the current script directory

Berengal's solution is the best - I was thinking I'd have to resort to something like that.
by bavardage
Fri Mar 28, 2008 6:00 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Determining the current script directory
Replies: 8
Views: 1665

Re: Determining the current script directory

I am needing to be able to determine the paths of icons, which are in the same directory as the module, regardless of where it is placed.
by bavardage
Fri Mar 28, 2008 7:30 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Determining the current script directory
Replies: 8
Views: 1665

Re: Determining the current script directory

The problem is that I don't know where the module is upon loading :P - I add both /usr/share/... and ~/.directory/ to my path, then just do __import__(module)
by bavardage
Thu Mar 27, 2008 10:37 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Determining the current script directory
Replies: 8
Views: 1665

Determining the current script directory

How do I do it? Background: I have a program which dynamically includes 'modules' which can either be in /usr/share/... or ~/.directory/... The modules are subclassed from a class which resides in the same directory as the original program How do I return the current directory of the subclass from a...
by bavardage
Thu Mar 13, 2008 5:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]
Replies: 2356
Views: 444924

Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Spoiler:
Image

Arch + Openbox + pypanel + conky + xcompmgr
by bavardage
Sun Mar 09, 2008 1:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: DNA activation - Oh me yarm lols?
Replies: 38
Views: 3452

DNA activation - Oh me yarm lols?

http://www.dnaperfection.com/

Reckon anyone would actually believe that?
by bavardage
Fri Mar 07, 2008 4:28 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: [Solved]Need some german help
Replies: 3
Views: 1667

Re: Need some german help

Right ty all :P
The other thing was going to be something, and then decided when writing the post that I didn't need to ask that. (I fail at fora)
by bavardage
Thu Mar 06, 2008 7:53 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: [Solved]Need some german help
Replies: 3
Views: 1667

[Solved]Need some german help

Am having a stupid moment, and am doubting whether the following is correct. ..., hatte er viele Zeit zu denken, das führten zu ... is it viele? should it be viel? My thoughts are that it is singular in the feminine, so just takes the feminine adjective ending in the accusative. Oh and another thing.
by bavardage
Thu Mar 06, 2008 5:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: When I Was Your Age...
Replies: 93
Views: 18163

Re: When I Was Your Age...

<grammarnazi>
When I were your age.
Subjunctive anyone?
</grammarnazi>
by bavardage
Sat Feb 23, 2008 10:23 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Why is the derrivative of the volume of a sphere its area?
Replies: 41
Views: 6189

Re: Why is the derrivative of the volume of a sphere its area?

dividing through by k we get: AS(r) <= [VS(r+k) - VS(r)]/k <= AS(r+k) Now let's take the limit as k goes to zero of all 3 parts. The first part is untouched. The second part turns into the derivative with respect to radius of the volume of the sphere . Could someone explain why please :P I understa...
by bavardage
Wed Feb 20, 2008 7:21 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Funniest/Most Annoying Code Comments
Replies: 662
Views: 146339

Re: Funniest/Most Annoying Code Comments

Just found in tuxfiles.org page source: <!-- So, you little PERV like to have a lookie lookie at other websites' sources, huh? Well, luckily I don't mind, so feel free to check out this source and do whatever dirty pervertic things you fantasize about. --> <!-- Oh... one more thing: CSS r0x0rz j00 b...
by bavardage
Mon Feb 18, 2008 10:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Cats or Dogs?
Replies: 186
Views: 14254

Re: Cats or Dogs?

This thread is pointless. Anyone who doesn't choose cats is not worth listening too and hence should be disregarded.
Cats are fluffy. Cats smell nice. Cats can be picked up. Cats purr. Dogs smell and bark.
by bavardage
Mon Feb 18, 2008 12:15 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Differentiation using product rule, trigometric functions...
Replies: 3
Views: 1219

Re: Differentiation using product rule, trigometric functions...

yar I am aware of that. For some reason didn't really try to hard to apply it ;P
Thanks.
I'll have another bash.

Edit: all done now. I feel stupid. :P You both get an internet for fast responses (though I actually don't have an internet to give away, but it's the gesture which counts?)

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