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by Adam Preston
Wed Jun 15, 2011 1:15 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: PhD in hand
Replies: 43
Views: 6389

Re: PhD in hand

As someone currently in secondary school, looking at your papers, I feel awfully confused as I don't understand anything but the volcabulary, but I'm sure you did great :D
by Adam Preston
Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:34 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Getting my undergrad in math. How about you?
Replies: 51
Views: 8491

Re: Getting my undergrad in math. How about you?

16
Education : None at the moment as I've almost finished my exams
What am I doing right now : Nothing
by Adam Preston
Mon May 02, 2011 8:54 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Renewable Energy
Replies: 67
Views: 11066

Re: Renewable Energy

Way back up, yeah I meant fusion not fission, it was quite late when I wrote it
by Adam Preston
Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:27 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Renewable Energy
Replies: 67
Views: 11066

Re: Renewable Energy

My god can you imagine the amout of energy we could generate by creating the same fission process as the sun does with hydrogen to helium. Of course we are a very long way behind even coming near to this posibility. But I'm sure this advancement would provide almost sufficient energy to power a Type...
by Adam Preston
Thu Apr 28, 2011 6:11 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Special Numbers (i.e. pi, e, i, ect.)
Replies: 18
Views: 2827

Re: Special Numbers (i.e. pi, e, i, ect.)

Forgive me if I am ill informed but from what I have read, e is a natural logarithm. It is a irrational number as the OP said and a mathematical contant. I read somewhere aswell that the Base of e or just "e" is connected to a nautilus shell.
by Adam Preston
Sun Apr 24, 2011 5:03 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Renewable Energy
Replies: 67
Views: 11066

Re: Renewable Energy

I understand that we have the potential to generate all of our electricity off of renewable sources and of course there are substitutions for fuel for cars. But I was simply wondering whether there were any other sources I was unaware of, and that some of you fine gentlemen/women were aware of. I re...
by Adam Preston
Sun Apr 24, 2011 12:52 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Why do you love science?
Replies: 38
Views: 8746

Re: Why do you love science?

I love science because of the ability to understand why something made do it and why, this makes us realise how unique and lucky our planet is in comparison to other planets and astral bodies. Someone said that science makes the world less special because you are able to explain why something does i...
by Adam Preston
Sun Apr 24, 2011 12:38 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Renewable Energy
Replies: 67
Views: 11066

Renewable Energy

I haven't been a member on Xkcd for a long time at all. But I can instatnly see from the answers most user give that there is talent, intelligence and very knowledgable people on here. So I was thinking if we all could combine our brainpower maybe we could come up with some genuine ideas on generati...
by Adam Preston
Fri Apr 22, 2011 5:13 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: God Particle?
Replies: 12
Views: 2250

God Particle?

Hey guys, I recently saw a article on the Large Hydron Collider in Geneva and their quest to find this "God Particle", and I was wondering what is this particle and why is it so important for us to understand it?
by Adam Preston
Mon Apr 04, 2011 3:27 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Computer Science at University
Replies: 18
Views: 3774

Re: Computer Science at University

agreed, but frankly i couldn't be bothered to enter it, therefore I will ignore your frustration :D
by Adam Preston
Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:46 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Computer Science at University
Replies: 18
Views: 3774

Re: brainbox séance at University

some douche has replaced all of the use of the words "Computer Science" with "brainbox seance". This I find very childish and would ask them not to do it again.
by Adam Preston
Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:26 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Computer Science at University
Replies: 18
Views: 3774

Re: Computer Science at University

I wouldn't mind doing either, but I think I would enjoy computer science much more as I would be indefinetly interested in algorithms, cryptography and other fields of study in Computer Science
by Adam Preston
Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:22 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Open Sourced Smartphones?
Replies: 8
Views: 1584

Re: Open Sourced Smartphones?

UberNube you are now one of my favorite online amigos :D
by Adam Preston
Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:21 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: The Volume of a Sphere
Replies: 13
Views: 2457

Re: The Volume of a Sphere

Lol I must have clearly misunderstood what you were asking for, sorry to create any confusion, I truly am a idiot sometimes
by Adam Preston
Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:13 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Open Sourced Smartphones?
Replies: 8
Views: 1584

Open Sourced Smartphones?

Not sure where this topic was supposed to go so I thought this would be a adequate area, anyways I was wondering whether there are any open sourced smartphones out in the preferably european markets, maybe even uk? Are there any out there that run on the Linux OS?
by Adam Preston
Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:03 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: The Volume of a Sphere
Replies: 13
Views: 2457

Re: The Volume of a Sphere

of course there is a way, 4/3 multiplied by pi multiplied by the sphere's radius cubed. This a basic taught thing here in the UK.
by Adam Preston
Fri Mar 25, 2011 6:59 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Repeating decimals represented as fractions
Replies: 11
Views: 2989

Re: Repeating decimals represented as fractions

Thanks alot guys, after reading this I immediately got the hang of doing this, just to check that I am correctly doing this I'll post a question on my homework and see if you guys can correct me on anything : A simple one, I have to convert 0.43(recursive) into a fraction : 0.43, the 4 and 3 are rec...
by Adam Preston
Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:05 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Computer Science at University
Replies: 18
Views: 3774

Re: Computer Science at University

We have a career adiviser yes, or a counselor as you would say, great idea I should really ask them whether they know of any good universities for Computer Science.
by Adam Preston
Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:02 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Repeating decimals represented as fractions
Replies: 11
Views: 2989

Re: Irrational numbers represented as fractions

ye sorry I was kinda tired when i wrote it, what i meant is how would i convert a repeating decimal into a fractions. Sorry for everyone who misunderstood.
by Adam Preston
Wed Mar 23, 2011 6:33 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Repeating decimals represented as fractions
Replies: 11
Views: 2989

Repeating decimals represented as fractions

Hey, I have forgotten how to represent irrational numbers repeating decimals as fractions, I think you multiply it by 1000 then take a (a being the irrational integer) and get a/999. I think thats correct, if anyone could show me the algorithm/method for doing it; it would be much appreciated :D
by Adam Preston
Wed Mar 23, 2011 6:29 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Computer Science at University
Replies: 18
Views: 3774

Re: Computer Science at University

This has been helping me alot guys, another question which would benefit me massively is what university preferably in the uk would be a good choice for a possible CS Degree?
by Adam Preston
Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:34 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Computer Science at University
Replies: 18
Views: 3774

Re: Computer Science at University

Well, I'm getting generally all A*'s, A's and few B's, I am genrally good at Maths and Physics, but I really enjoy computer programming, but the only thing is I really don't know what I want to do in the future, thats why I am asking on whether it would be worth doing the course. A job in computer p...
by Adam Preston
Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:32 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Computer Science at University
Replies: 18
Views: 3774

Computer Science at University

Hey guys, new to Xkcd, but anyways I was thinking about taking Computer Science in a university but was unsure on what qualifications/specifications or anything related to it will be needed. Also what type of fields would I study in it (I'm sure courses vary from uni to uni but in general). And opin...

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