## Search found 1398 matches

Mon Feb 24, 2014 4:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9212131

### Re: Unfetched hashes and turtle-excluding devices

http://simonsoftware.se/xkcd/stats/timeline-secondtalon-0-6-0.png Slowing down like me, apparently. But yeah, combination of lots of things mean the forums are slowing. That's okay, happens to every forum I've ever been in. Does anybody know when the link to the forum was removed from xkcd.com? Tha...
Sun Feb 23, 2014 12:02 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: A probability(?) problem
Replies: 13
Views: 4232

### Re: A probability(?) problem

-Every side of the dice has a finite positive number on it. These numbers may or may not be random. Does this mean that you aren't assuming that the values on the die are 1, 2, ..., n for the unknown value of n? It could be that there are 7 sides and the values on the die are 2, 29, 23451234, 78, 7...
Fri Feb 21, 2014 11:54 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Math: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 434
Views: 157936

### Re: Math: Fleeting Thoughts

You could probably use logistic regression if you converted the assumed hit probabilities into the logit of the those probabilities and used that as your predictor. This wouldn't work if 0 or 1 are values that are hypothesized for the hit probabilities. At this point you would want to simultaneously...
Sun Jan 26, 2014 1:55 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Is Java is a bad language for beginners?
Replies: 234
Views: 133082

### Re: Is Java is a bad language for beginners?

No, it's pretty good, I think. My dad has said it's a good starting language, and my friend learned Java in middle school as his first language. That's an impressive argument you put together. Nobody is denying that you *can* learn java first - the question is if it's a good idea for it to be the f...
Thu Oct 10, 2013 7:30 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3525464

### Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

I'm curerently taking a 'Statistics for AI/CS' course in university (mandatory for my major), and it's stretching the limits of my making-up-bullshit skills. I was hoping we'd learn how statistics actually works , but instead we get mainly "here's a bunch of tests and formulae, now use them in...
Sun Sep 29, 2013 4:40 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Language Love/Hate
Replies: 80
Views: 19633

### Re: Language Love/Hate

R -- I strongly relate to Alex' sentiments here. ... Hate: ⋅ Poor documentation. Most packages have manuals that are only marginally helpful unless you're already an expert. Some barely have any documentation at all. Only the core packages have really acceptable manuals. ⋅ Silly...
Sat Sep 21, 2013 4:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3525464

### Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

eran_rathan wrote:They won't let me donate blood either, even though I am AB-

Isn't type O the one they want the most of?
Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:45 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Replies: 37
Views: 9652

Eebster the Great wrote: But GIF seems universal.

viewtopic.php?f=40&t=102648
Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1743384

### Re: Today I Learned

Discovered all.equal() for R. Worked (in this case). Prefers the Cold Iron Bullet of using integers whenever possible. Appreciates the options, though. If you're going to use all.equal don't forget to wrap it in isTRUE to make sure you get a logical value as the result. > sqrt(2)^2 == 2 [1] FALSE >...
Fri Aug 23, 2013 6:43 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Programming Wars [Round 8]
Replies: 420
Views: 77404

### Re: Programming Wars [Round 5]

Snark wrote:I'm not sure that I'm 100% on the toroidal plane definition. Is it equivalent to a 200 by 200 unit Cartesian plane where the left and right edges are joined, and the top and left edges are joined?

Yes
Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:03 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: im building an aquarium
Replies: 31
Views: 12783

### Re: im building an aquarium

still havent figured out how im going to display them. ive never built a monitoring system. and im not quite sure how to start. I'm sure that if you share the backend, many people will make beautiful front ends, and you can display one of those on your TV. You're doing the heavy lifting, keep lifti...
Fri Aug 02, 2013 2:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15151
Views: 2661469

### Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Fox tries to derail a book interview by asking the author about his Muslim origins, ends up massively increasing the sales of an otherwise boring book. http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/most-embarrassing-fox-news-interview-ever-sends-reza-aslans-biography-of-jesus-to-number-1-...
Sun Jul 14, 2013 7:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9212131

### Re: unhatched fishes and turtle excluding devices

Mighty Jalapeno wrote:Wow, Mortal Kombat was a terrible movie.

MORTAALLL KOMMBAATTT
Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:24 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Programming Wars [Round 8]
Replies: 420
Views: 77404

### Re: Programming Wars [Round 1]

I'm not sure I'll be able to fit it in this week. From the looks of it this task will take a little longer than I initially thought and I just got a bunch of work dropped on me. Maybe next round!
Sat Jul 06, 2013 6:45 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Programming Wars [Round 8]
Replies: 420
Views: 77404

### Re: Programming Wars [Round 1]

Will the judge post all of the solutions after the round is over?
Wed Jul 03, 2013 1:43 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Programming Wars [Round 8]
Replies: 420
Views: 77404

### Re: Programming Wars [Round 1 Incoming]

Quick question: What will the judge's criteria be? Will this be different for each judge and will they be required to announce how they are going to judge the solutions?
Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:55 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Programming Wars [Round 8]
Replies: 420
Views: 77404

### Re: Programming Wars

Your answers aren't valid since they weren't in the form of a program.
Mon Jul 01, 2013 5:49 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Programming Wars [Round 8]
Replies: 420
Views: 77404

### Re: Programming Wars

Could be interesting. I guess I'll tentatively toss my hat in

Dason
Language of choice: R
Other languages: Python, C, Java
Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:38 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: The Red Spider Project
Replies: 246
Views: 189243

### Re: The Red Spider Project

You'd have to do some really fancy coding or rely on an xml library as a dependency, but it should be possible to get a random forum page, scrape for text boxes and grab things from them. how you classify 'witty' is up to you, but using quotes in signatures might be a good place to start. Might jus...
Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:40 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2643
Views: 550614

### Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

If you happen not to have Torchlight (the first one) it's free on GoG for 48 hours. At least according to their mailer. It's not actually showing as free yet on the game page when I'm not logged in (already have it, so I can't see the price while logged in if that makes a difference). Was free for ...
Tue Jun 11, 2013 12:27 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Two new OSs that feature xkcd
Replies: 3
Views: 6322

### Re: Two new OSs that feature xkcd

Роберт wrote:Haha, installing Linux, we'll see how that goes.
http://xkcd.com/456/

Which distro?
Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:41 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Two new OSs that feature xkcd
Replies: 3
Views: 6322

### Re: Two new OSs that feature xkcd

YOU'RE SO WRONG IT'S UNBELIEVABLE. YOU WOULD HAVE TO BE AN IDIOT TO THINK ..... wait how is this a religious war?
Sat May 18, 2013 6:20 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: 6 Second JavaScript Lessons
Replies: 9
Views: 8126

### Re: 6 Second JavaScript Lessons

The large blocks of code might be a distraction. I want to move more towards what I did in the JSON lesson where I focus on a few characters at a time, but certain things like drawing a bar-chart seem difficult to express is that manner. What exactly were you trying to convey in the JSON lesson? So...
Wed May 15, 2013 10:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.
Replies: 4973
Views: 750995

### Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

Oh, and playing music out loud from a phone when other people are present makes you a *insert insult of choice* in all circumstances without exception. Without exception? You honestly can't imagine a situation where you might want to be able to play sound from your phone when other people are prese...
Wed May 15, 2013 7:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8671
Views: 1827438

### Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

So I have an idea for some silly/absurd what-if questions that don't really need answers. Is this the right place to post them? Should I: - Post them in this thread - Make a new thread titled "ITT: We make what-if slightly worse." - Not post them at all and be ashamed for bringing this up...
Thu May 02, 2013 3:07 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Does this have a name? (3d complex numbers)
Replies: 14
Views: 4149

### Re: Does this have a name? (3d complex numbers)

This isn't what you're talking about but it's similar enough - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quaternion
Thu May 02, 2013 2:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9212131

### Re: unwashed dishes and toilet paper tubes

I know site/forum issues isn't a place for discussion so I'm hesitant to post there but really... why isn't there just a link at the bottom of the xkcd home page for the time being? Just drop a link near the RSS feeds or something... I can understand not putting it in the header for aesthetic reason...
Thu May 02, 2013 12:40 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9212131

### Re: unwashed dishes and toilet paper tubes

Diemo wrote:Its cos we no longer have a link i guess.

Was there ever an official explanation for why the link was removed?
Sun Apr 28, 2013 4:53 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: The Red Spider Project
Replies: 246
Views: 189243

### Re: The Red Spider Project

ahammel wrote:and I have no data on how many lines of code it takes to perform a given task in assembler compared to C.

I suppose one could take a sample of a few C files and compile them down to assembly and compare the relative sizes to get an idea of that.
Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3027255

Needs more bees

Spoiler:
Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15151
Views: 2661469

### Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Fire Brns wrote:And it is statistically more likely and thus more assumable that the 2 are committing fraud than that they both built up 9+ months of stress.

As a statistician it is my belief that you're just using the phrase "statistically more likely" to try to make your argument sound better.
Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:53 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Beta Distribution Sufficient Statistic: Stat Theory
Replies: 7
Views: 2963

### Re: Beta Distribution Sufficient Statistic: Stat Theory

You can always multiply by 1. That's actually one of the best tricks you can do. The trick is knowing which form of 1 to multiply by. Adding by 0 is also a good idea in some situations.
Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:58 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Beta Distribution Sufficient Statistic: Stat Theory
Replies: 7
Views: 2963

### Re: Beta Distribution Sufficient Statistic: Stat Theory

Perdue wrote:Does the sum of Beta i.i.d. r.v.'s add up to 1?

No.

Have you gone over the factorization theorem yet? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sufficient ... on_theorem
Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:17 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9990
Views: 1999726

### Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

I'm writing an R package that essentially backports some functions from later versions of R so that users stuck with older versions can use functions introduced in the newer versions. R uses GPL2/GPL3. So I'm using GPL3 for my package - does anybody know if there's anything else I need to be concern...
Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:09 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: A Thread for scratch123's Random Math Questions
Replies: 71
Views: 16539

### Re: A Thread for scratch123's Random Math Questions

I think the 4th one is the least random since it has 2 sequences of 5 straight 1's and it has many more 1's than 0's. No other sequence has a 1 and 0 ratio as great as that one. Why are sequences of 1's important, but sequences of 0's aren't? Why is a high 1 to 0 ratio important, but a high 0 to 1 ...
Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1743384

### Re: Today I Learned

TIL: about therevolvinginternet.com I had never been there before but a fellow forumite linked to it. I found out that therevolvinginternet.com stacks on itself. So if you click a link to therevolvinginternet.com from therevolvinginternet.com things spin faster and the music overlaps. If you thought...
Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:15 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9212131

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

UniqueScreenname wrote:This Harlem Shake thing needs to stop. It's just so dumb, I can't even, just no.

Most Harlem Shake videos don't even feature the Harlem Shake.
Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:19 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3027255

I loved watching your eyebrows dance
Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:00 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9212131

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

Moar face smashing

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Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:15 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Mega millions 5 number prediction
Replies: 34
Views: 7031

### Re: Mega millions 5 number prediction

I did, and I still think it's a cool story*. *=My use of the word "story" here isn't intended to imply fiction. f all of you. you have no imagination or the ability to be creative beyond your napkin math. No offense but you're kind of being a dick. Seriously - we're not trying to be mean....