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by Pero
Wed Nov 05, 2008 9:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: California proposition 8 is very close
Replies: 222
Views: 16122

Re: California proposition 8 is very close

In most democratic societies changing the constitution is never that easy and trivial. I think this is the case in California too. The California supreme court will probably find this is too serious a matter to be decided this way. The California constitution is quite easy to change, and has been a...
by Pero
Mon Aug 11, 2008 7:06 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: 2 + 2 = 5
Replies: 175
Views: 55959

Re: 2 + 2 = 5

In Equivalence Modulo 2, all the numbers you can got are "0" and "1". Well, there would only be one (not two) equivalence class (at least, over the integers). But every integer would be in that equivalence class. So every integer, and in particular, four and five, would be equiv...
by Pero
Thu May 08, 2008 3:27 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: 2 + 2 = 5
Replies: 175
Views: 55959

Re: 2 + 2 = 5

Spoiler:
Equivalence modulo 1?


Edit: Whoops, forgot to spoiler.
by Pero
Mon Mar 17, 2008 10:06 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Sacramento anyone?
Replies: 3
Views: 2038

Re: Sacramento anyone?

There was some talk about a Davis meet up a while back, but that seems to have stalled. But yeah, I think we could get enough people for some sort of Sac/Davis thing to make it worth while.
by Pero
Wed Dec 26, 2007 5:57 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: LOL IT'S AN ARBITRARY METHOD OF COUNTING YEARS
Replies: 216
Views: 14897

Re: LOL ITS CHRISTMAS

Merry Christmas everyone! Hope you all had a good one.
by Pero
Fri Dec 21, 2007 12:30 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Components for a Gaming Machine
Replies: 105
Views: 11457

Re: Components for a Gaming Machine

UPDATE: Apparently she no longer has a budget. Or she's not building a computer. Or something. The details are unclear to me.

Anyway, I appreciate all the advice, and hope that this thread has been of use to someone.
by Pero
Fri Dec 21, 2007 12:20 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: SF Bay Area?
Replies: 120
Views: 14625

Re: SF Bay Area?

Is there anyone taking BART from Dublin/Pleasanton (or Walnut Creek, I guess) that would want to meet and travel together? Or anyone not taking BART but traveling from the Dublin/Pleasanton/Livermore area (or San Ramon/Danville)?
by Pero
Tue Dec 18, 2007 10:38 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: SF Bay Area?
Replies: 120
Views: 14625

Re: SF Bay Area?

Well, we definitely have enough people available for this saturday to do something . I'm not sure what sort of notice we'd need to give for the tactile dome, but if we can do that (preferably with a few more people than have responded so far) it'd be awesome. If not, they coffee place mentioned by P...
by Pero
Mon Dec 10, 2007 11:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What was your first car?
Replies: 79
Views: 8567

Re: What was your first car?

My first car was a blue 1992 Volvo wagon. Probably had somewhere around 200,000 miles, but worked fairly well. One of the fuel pumps was broken, so it'd do the sputtering dying thing once it got around a quarter tank (or if you made a hard left). Unfortunately, it met a gruesome end when it was devo...
by Pero
Fri Dec 07, 2007 12:27 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: SF Bay Area?
Replies: 120
Views: 14625

Re: SF Bay Area?

Alright, it's the seventh of December, which means it's one month before my classes will resume and doing anything in the Bay Area will be come slightly more difficult. So, what I'm saying is, we should get some dates hammered out. How's the twenty-second sound? It's a Saturday that (obviously) isn'...
by Pero
Sat Dec 01, 2007 11:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Greed! or "Its a damn game people"
Replies: 34
Views: 3036

Re: Greed! or "Its a damn game people"

A big thing is the lack of loyalty that franchises show to their players. If the GM deems it beneficial to the team, he'll move a player. Consider the case of Bronson Arroyo. After the 2005 season, he resigned with the Red Sox for a contract below market value, giving them a "hometown discount....
by Pero
Fri Nov 30, 2007 1:14 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Game Theory Simulation
Replies: 16
Views: 1825

Re: Game Theory Simulation

My best was $123.60 - $57.60, for a margin of $66.00. My best without exploiting the broken applet was $96.40 - $62.80 ($33.6).
by Pero
Wed Nov 28, 2007 7:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14355
Views: 1447072

Re: Man Thread: urgghhh Graaag!

The Spherical Cow wrote:you've kinda got to respect his desire to be a man of his word.

Hmm... I think that's the wrong way to go about being a man of any kind.
by Pero
Wed Nov 28, 2007 9:21 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Best error messages?
Replies: 238
Views: 34184

Re: Best error messages?

Not quite an error message, but a page from the Microsoft support site:

Computer Randomly Plays Classical Music.
by Pero
Sat Nov 24, 2007 12:05 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Components for a Gaming Machine
Replies: 105
Views: 11457

Re: Components for a Gaming Machine

First of all, thanks for all the feedback. I'll check with her to see if she has a copy of XP lying around, in which case I'd probably have her use that, seeing as DX10 seems kind of pointless right now (and I wouldn't have to try to fit an OS in the budget). As for the monitor, I thought it was hig...
by Pero
Fri Nov 23, 2007 9:09 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Components for a Gaming Machine
Replies: 105
Views: 11457

Components for a Gaming Machine

So, my friend wants to purchase/build a new gaming machine, and her parents have given her an $1800 budget. She doesn't know too much about the components, so I'm trying to help her out and come up with a decent parts list. However, my knowledge in this area isn't complete as I'd like. I'll post a p...
by Pero
Thu Nov 15, 2007 10:30 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: SF Bay Area?
Replies: 120
Views: 14625

Re: SF Bay Area?

For how many people is Winter break preferable, and for how many would that make it unfeasible? Obviously, if it's pre-winter break, it must be on a weekend (maybe even during winter break for people who have jobs and such?). Finals for myself and other students at Davis are Dec. 10-14, so the weeke...
by Pero
Tue Nov 13, 2007 6:34 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Super Mario Galaxy
Replies: 37
Views: 4318

Re: Super Mario Galaxy

Anyone else get this yet? I've been playing it a bit (15 stars). Seems pretty awesome so far.
by Pero
Tue Oct 30, 2007 9:30 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: xkcd NFL fantasy football
Replies: 46
Views: 8892

Re: xkcd NFL fantasy football

Woot. Four straight wins to go from the cellar to 5-3 and a tie for second place.

Also, whoever has Derek Anderson (I believe it's UUDDLRLRBAStart), PLEASE play him. Or trade him to me (I'm the Walri, I'm sure we can work something out). Just don't let him rot on the bench anymore.
by Pero
Sun Oct 28, 2007 8:51 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: SF Bay Area?
Replies: 120
Views: 14625

Re: SF Bay Area?

*raises hand*

I have a friend who wanted me to tell her if there was going to be a meet up in the bay area, so maybe her too.
by Pero
Thu Oct 25, 2007 6:32 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Microsoft buys a small portion of Facebook
Replies: 21
Views: 2207

Re: Microsoft buys a small portion of Facebook

Microsoft payed $240 million for 1.6%, so that would be $15 billion for the whole thing.

If you're asking why Microsoft decided that Facebook was worth $15 billion, then I have no idea.
by Pero
Mon Oct 22, 2007 4:43 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: And the Yankees Are Going to the World Series!!!!!
Replies: 61
Views: 5816

Re: And the Yankees Are Going to the World Series!!!!!

He was right! Well, not quite the Yankees, but Yankees lite.
by Pero
Thu Oct 11, 2007 4:19 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Math and Baseball
Replies: 13
Views: 1978

Re: Math and Baseball

I don't know, that sounds comparatively easy.
by Pero
Wed Oct 10, 2007 10:10 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Math and Baseball
Replies: 13
Views: 1978

Re: Math and Baseball

Last night in the Indians game, they flashed a stat saying that Cleveland was 0/18 with RISP and >2 outs. The guy then smacks a single and scores two or something like that. And darned if it didn't make Indian fans feel a little smug knowing that it was 0/18 before he did it. I'd be kind of impress...
by Pero
Thu Oct 04, 2007 6:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Official NHL 2007-08 Season Topic of Excellence
Replies: 81
Views: 7640

Re: The Official NHL 2007-08 Season Topic of Excellence

Predators. THREAD. FUCKING. OVER. But really, even though they got rid of Vokoun, the Preds are gonna own this year. They open against Colorado this weekend. Preds win. Would it be poor form to mention that I really enjoyed watching you guys in the playoffs the past couple years? This season is goi...
by Pero
Thu Sep 20, 2007 8:53 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: No Games For Stupid Kids
Replies: 28
Views: 3626

That last one is horrible logic - if you assume that games cause people to study less, and then offer free games to people who have straight A's... seems like a pretty bad guy to me. That doesn't seem like a good assumption to make. Games provide another possible way to be distracted. I would think...
by Pero
Thu Sep 20, 2007 6:32 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: No Games For Stupid Kids
Replies: 28
Views: 3626

State Farm insurance offers a Good Student Discount for students in certain states who receive high marks in school. State Farm is also a horrible company with whom you should avoid doing business with at all costs, but I guess that'd be a subject for a different thread. More on topic, there are a ...
by Pero
Wed Sep 19, 2007 7:50 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: SF Bay Area?
Replies: 120
Views: 14625

The evening of the twenty-ninth would probably work best for me because I'll be in Oakland to see the A's game that afternoon. I'll probably be in Davis until then, so this weekend wouldn't be the best for me. I'd rather not drive 70-80 miles each way to go somewhere that I'll be the next week (Thou...
by Pero
Tue Sep 18, 2007 9:13 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: SF Bay Area?
Replies: 120
Views: 14625

/cast Revive Thread (Rank 2)

So, does anyone still want to do something like this? If so, what? When? Does Zachary's sound good to everyone?
by Pero
Sun Sep 16, 2007 10:31 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2858622

I'm seeing Augustana next month. Are they as awesome live as I'd hope?
by Pero
Tue Sep 04, 2007 9:42 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Objective Morality: The Alligator River Scenario
Replies: 120
Views: 21255

I don't see how you can equate the boatman to a rapist (unless he made his request because of the situation that the woman was in). It would be a poor business decision if he were to change the price of his service based on a desperate client (unless it is to raise the cost). Granted, this is not th...
by Pero
Tue Sep 04, 2007 2:00 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: xkcd NFL fantasy football
Replies: 46
Views: 8892

I was moving and without internet >.<

I couldn't manage to get my neighbor's wireless cracked until a few minutes ago.
by Pero
Sat Sep 01, 2007 11:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Last requests
Replies: 83
Views: 6563

Also, keep in mind some of them only have blanks. If you are quick and have just about the best luck in history, you could get the ones with live rounds first... I don't see why they'd (if they were to comply with your request at all) would give you a gun with more than one bullet. The only thing e...
by Pero
Fri Aug 31, 2007 6:08 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: xkcd NFL fantasy football
Replies: 46
Views: 8892

Can't you just post the league ID and password (it's been a while since I played in a Yahoo league)?

Anyway, here's my email: e.s.robinson@gmail.com

If you need my Yahoo ID, it's: cheetah1234_2000
by Pero
Fri Aug 31, 2007 4:02 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Text based MMORPG
Replies: 14
Views: 2619

If he really wants people to sign up because he thinks they'll enjoy it maybe he should link to the main page instead of his recruitment page...
by Pero
Tue Aug 28, 2007 11:38 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3078560

I have come into possession of some non camera-phone photos of my face. http://forums.xkcd.com/gallery2.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=16390 http://forums.xkcd.com/gallery2.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=16388 http://forums.xkcd.com/gallery2.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&am...
by Pero
Mon Aug 27, 2007 12:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Student suspended for drawing gun
Replies: 49
Views: 7907

Student suspended for drawing gun

Story here. School officials suspended a 13-year-old boy for sketching what looked like a gun , saying the action posed a threat to his classmates. Chandler district spokesman Terry Locke said the crude sketch was "absolutely considered a threat," Quite ridiculous. I mean, I drew planes a...
by Pero
Sat Aug 25, 2007 2:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3532884

KicktheCAN wrote:Yay for chicken! Since I am a pesco vegetarian it is pretty much all I eat, curse fish and its poor keeping time, except for sushi, sushi is awesome.


Wouldn't eating chicken make you less of a pesco vegetarian and more of, um, not a vegetarian at all?
by Pero
Sun Aug 19, 2007 1:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Favourite way to win an argument
Replies: 110
Views: 9696

My brother often uses the "say something completely illogical and then leave the room while I'm still stunned by the the aforementioned lack of logic" technique.

I prefer the "actually have a decent argument" strategy myself.
by Pero
Sun Aug 19, 2007 12:33 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: xkcd NFL fantasy football
Replies: 46
Views: 8892

But anyway, yeah, I'd be interested in an American football fantasy league. Been a couple years though, so I may be rusty.

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