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by Dason
Sat May 12, 2012 4:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: general nooby questions
Replies: 125
Views: 18123

Re: general nooby questions

Don't knock it til' you try it.

Not being moderated ≠ Being a dick

(unless it's funny)
by Dason
Sat May 12, 2012 3:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: general nooby questions
Replies: 125
Views: 18123

Re: general nooby questions

Yes
by Dason
Mon May 07, 2012 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: The Rise and Fall of Programming Languages in 2011
Replies: 20
Views: 9380

Re: The Rise and Fall of Programming Languages in 2011

Kitutal wrote: we need one universal standard language

Why?
by Dason
Sat May 05, 2012 4:31 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Colemak versus Dvorak
Replies: 54
Views: 90729

Re: Colemak versus Dvorak

phrodod wrote:I *thought* I posted here this afternoon, but I can't find the post now.

Since you still have 0 posts (by the way posts in Religious Wars don't count toward your post total) all of your posts have to be approved by a mod so they'll take a little while to show up.
by Dason
Fri May 04, 2012 11:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]
Replies: 2356
Views: 437817

Re: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]

Is there something that gives it away as 12.04 as opposed to 11.10?
by Dason
Tue May 01, 2012 2:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 912173

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Magnanimous wrote:Related to math: A few days ago I explained the proof of why 2 is irrational to the sixth-grader I was tutoring

It's because it's an integer of course!

Wait a second...
by Dason
Tue May 01, 2012 12:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 912173

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Being a statistics student I'm mostly just sick of the Monty Hall problem.
by Dason
Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:18 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Base for Pi
Replies: 5
Views: 1884

Re: Base for Pi

I totally call dibs on stealing their discovery!
by Dason
Sat Apr 28, 2012 4:43 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Example of covergence in probability not constant
Replies: 9
Views: 1981

Re: Example of covergence in probability not constant

That's exactly it. I was getting a little lazy with the notation and wasn't sure how deep into the rabbits hole you've gone. So yes that is it and you should see that the X(\omega) cancels and you're just left with 1/i in there which you can make arbitrarily small so we have convergence in p...
by Dason
Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:38 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Example of covergence in probability not constant
Replies: 9
Views: 1981

Re: Example of covergence in probability not constant

No - the probability of the difference being larger than epsilon goes to 0 since for an epsilon we can find an n such that for i>n, 1/i < epsilon. So in that case |X_i - X| = |X + 1/i - X| = |1/i| and we can get that to be smaller than any epsilon if we let i get large enough. So it does in fact con...
by Dason
Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:19 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Example of covergence in probability not constant
Replies: 9
Views: 1981

Re: Example of covergence in probability not constant

It might sound trivial but it does the trick: Let X ~ Bin(n, p). Let X_i = X for all i. Then {X_i} converges in probability to X. Edit: For a slightly less trivial example consider X_i = X + 1/i. Then {X_i} converges in probability to X as well. @Giallo - That sounds like convergence in distribution...
by Dason
Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 912173

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Search for zerg rush on Google. At first I didn't realize you could attach them by clicking on them and I was still amused watching them destroy my screen. Then afterward I found you could kill them! I probably spent too much time on that. I even went to the other room to get my external mouse ...
by Dason
Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:04 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 912173

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Man I've tried to get into Zork a few times but every time I just end up losing patience and doing something else.
by Dason
Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:47 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Things you remember watching but can't remember the name of
Replies: 760
Views: 286818

Re: Things you remember watching but can't remember the name

I knew there were at least two. I guess there actually are three... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Butter ... ct#Sequels
by Dason
Sun Apr 15, 2012 5:47 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Designing a function
Replies: 5
Views: 1798

Re: Designing a function

210*exp(x)/(exp(10)-1)
by Dason
Fri Apr 13, 2012 6:16 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 912173

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

From what I can tell from Giant Speck's sig is that he is raising money to buy marshmallows for diabetics. Is that about right?
by Dason
Fri Apr 06, 2012 3:12 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding and drinking
Replies: 27
Views: 11147

Re: Coding and drinking

sourmilk did about 4 posts above you. And Xanthir quoted it in the post directly above yours.
by Dason
Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread
Replies: 1141
Views: 197307

Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread

Kithplana wrote:Thomas O'Malley from the Aristocats. Thomas shortens to Tom, obviously (for the play on tomcat), but his initials also sort of spell out TOM.

Duuuude.

Does O'Malley really get shortened to OM in initials?
by Dason
Sun Apr 01, 2012 3:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.
Replies: 4973
Views: 751015

Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

I'm not scared of them. I do my part in the fight against peanuts by destroying them with my powerful teeth. Take that peanut! How does being digested feel!?
by Dason
Sat Mar 31, 2012 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Improper integral question
Replies: 14
Views: 3957

Re: Improper integral question

Your integral is wrong. Note that you can write your expression as 14(x+2)^(-1/4)
by Dason
Sat Mar 31, 2012 1:06 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Mindfuck Movies
Replies: 72
Views: 37948

Re: Mindfuck Movies

Oh I love The Usual Suspects. But it's only really the end that has any mindfuckery right? I guess I wouldn't have classified it as a mindfuck movie when there are so many other movies that really fuck with your mind.
by Dason
Sat Mar 31, 2012 3:53 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Is there a name for this infinite series?
Replies: 8
Views: 1810

Re: Is there a name for this infinite series?

jestingrabbit wrote:
Dason wrote:Are we just talking about a geometric series?


Its a geometric series with an extra term, yes.

That could be. Although I'm not entirely convinced that the 'n' in the original post just wasn't a typo and should have been a y.
by Dason
Sat Mar 31, 2012 2:35 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Is there a name for this infinite series?
Replies: 8
Views: 1810

Re: Is there a name for this infinite series?

Are we just talking about a geometric series?
by Dason
Wed Mar 21, 2012 5:15 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2643
Views: 550630

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

In terms of "why I played Portal 2", I'd say "outstanding gameplay" comes in at #1 and "cultural significance" at, oh, about #53. But that may be just be. Whatever. I still haven't played Portal 2 yet but... yeah I agree. Portal was a great game but I didn't play it ju...
by Dason
Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:19 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Probability paradox?
Replies: 40
Views: 7610

Re: Probability paradox?

And arbiteroftruth, there definitely are differences between countably infinite and uncountable probability spaces, although in both the probability of picking a given point is (usually) zero for basically the same reasons. I know you qualified your answer but the two countably infinite distributio...
by Dason
Mon Mar 05, 2012 3:30 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Just what am I doing wrong here? (homework)
Replies: 14
Views: 2988

Re: Just what am I doing wrong here? (homework)

Hmm. Must have been a mistake on the part of whoever put up the problem, then. What is the answer "supposed" to be? They might not know. They mentioned in the OP they're using an online submission thing. I hate those terribly because some aren't sophisticated enough to check if two expres...
by Dason
Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8671
Views: 1827500

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

I can't read that first one you posted.

And should the 66 be a 69 in the second one?
by Dason
Sat Mar 03, 2012 1:03 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2643
Views: 550630

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

As I understand it to work (and have used for years in various places and computers): Steam requires one online activation, and to be set to offline mode whilst it is online. Provided that it is not connected to the internet after this, the games will indefinitely activate as you wish. However, if ...
by Dason
Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:35 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9990
Views: 1999776

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Just discovered this site: http://ideone.com/ From their site: What is ideone? Ideone is something more than a pastebin; it's an online compiler and debugging tool which allows to compile and run code online in more than 40 programming languages. It's an interesting idea and I found it while searchi...
by Dason
Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:19 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3027349

Re: Postify your facerity

pseudoidiot wrote::zak:

Be thankful I didn't post a high-res version.

Thankful? I'm a little disappointed to know that a high-res version exists and I haven't laid eyes upon it yet.
by Dason
Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:43 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Favorite math jokes
Replies: 1452
Views: 488469

Re: Favorite math jokes

This might be to geeky even for this forum, but I came up with a while ago and have had a hard time finding a nerdy enough crowd so I figured I'd try here. =) A frequentist and a bayesanist walk into a bar. A girl is smiling at the bayesanist as they order drinks. The frequentist says: "Go fli...
by Dason
Thu Mar 01, 2012 4:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9212427

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Dogs are hilarious. Mine spent yesterday evening with a squeek toy in her mouth frantically racing back and forth on our slippery hardwood (uh, fake hardwood) floor, squeeking as fast as she could. You'd assume she just doesn't get enough exercise, but she plays intense games of frisbee almost ever...
by Dason
Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:39 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9212427

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Dthen wrote:Do the forums have a parkour/freerunning/tricking thread? I'm too lazy to search.

I found a parkour thread and then got bored. Here you go - viewtopic.php?f=43&t=21490
by Dason
Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9212427

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

I remember reading an article a while back about game development and in it they mention that there should be a relatively large change in the gameplay (for single player games) approximately every 15 minutes to keep the user's attention. I can't seem to find that anymore - does anybody have any ide...
by Dason
Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:37 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Binomial Tests -- what's the minimum N?
Replies: 9
Views: 1843

Re: Binomial Tests -- what's the minimum N?

You can't really make it a function of p_a - p_b alone because the power based on that depends on what p_a is. For example the power for n = 5 with p_a - p_b = .10 is different depending on if p_a is .1 or .6. You can't just reduce it down to a single quantity like that. If you have a decent guess a...
by Dason
Mon Feb 27, 2012 3:07 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 912173

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Magnanimous wrote:Bouncy bouncy bouncy.

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by Dason
Sat Feb 25, 2012 6:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9212427

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

In a few minutes I'm going to try some non-alcoholic beer. Wish me luck. Edit: I don't know what I was expecting, but this disappoints. It's a bit sickly sweet, and the taste only has a passing resemblance to beer. At least now I'm allowed to slag off non-alcoholic beers without someone saying &quo...
by Dason
Sat Feb 25, 2012 2:03 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Math Websites
Replies: 125
Views: 182098

Re: Math Websites

...you see, the other day I was browsing around, and I found this funky little math site. You typed in some text, and it would come up with an equation that, when graphed, would spell out the text you typed (a la Tupper but with English text rather than a formula). It showed you the graph too. But ...
by Dason
Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:35 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3027349

Re: Postify your facerity

Samik wrote:Problem is, I'd gotten so used to seeing myself that way, now I feel like I look like a 16 year old without it.


Friiig.


This is the only reason I keep facial hair.
by Dason
Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9212427

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

But then what about the situation where you want to find a relevant xkcd comic but one doesn't exist? Is there an xkcd for that? Well, person B would never mention xkcd, so I can't see that being a problem. Why not? People mess up sometimes. I can recall quite a few threads where people describe wh...

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