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by Korrente
Sun Jan 16, 2011 1:34 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Things few people know about you
Replies: 85
Views: 9332

Re: Things few people know about you

I'm plagued by self-doubt, and in social situations I won't speak unless I have something I think is worth saying. The reason few people know this is because I look very confident, I speak slowly in a gentle but authorotive tone, I say exactly what I think and due to that second part I'm rarely obj...
by Korrente
Sun Jan 16, 2011 1:21 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: aequilibrium (android game) [updated again]
Replies: 13
Views: 1849

Re: aequilibrium (android game) [updated again]

This game made me way too angry. Other than that, it's nice.

Is it possible to set the phone on a calibrated-as-level surface and always win? Perhaps the ball should get a tiny nudge in a random direction when you start if you don't already do something like that.
by Korrente
Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Strange death of birds and ~100k fish in Arkansas
Replies: 42
Views: 5208

Re: Strange death of birds and ~100k fish in Arkansas

It was storming that day. I'm pretty convinced that it was hail. While no hail hit the ground, if the birds were high enough or in clouds for some reason, they could easily have been hit by hail stuck in a cumulus cloud. Even if they weren't intending to fly into the cloud, a sudden and large updraf...
by Korrente
Wed Dec 29, 2010 6:42 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gay advocacy group joins CPAC. CPAC implodes.
Replies: 65
Views: 6126

Re: Gay advocacy group joins CPAC. CPAC implodes.

It's counterproductive since their goal is to be counterproductive. Anticounterproductivity.
by Korrente
Fri Dec 24, 2010 8:17 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Advice to Past Self
Replies: 91
Views: 11110

Re: Advice to Past Self

I'm 20. Not a whole lot under my belt but here goes: Keep doing what you're doing, it's only going to get more awesome. I mean, seriously, airplanes . But socialize a little more...just up and talk to people, it'll help in college. You know that thing they say about never talking to your high school...
by Korrente
Fri Dec 24, 2010 4:49 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: coping with sad drunk people
Replies: 16
Views: 6306

Re: coping with sad drunk people

Man, I wish some of the people I know would be sad or something when they're drunk, usually they're just really, really annoying. If they were sad I could maybe talk to them instead of wanting to punch them in the face when the fall flat on the floor and scream for six seconds. That said, the other ...
by Korrente
Fri Dec 17, 2010 8:11 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: EVE Online
Replies: 4827
Views: 594045

Re: EVE Online

Any nice corp out there with room for a high SP (30+ mil I think) miner/pvper for a month or so? I wanna check out the new expansions and stuff but I don't think I'll be able to play for too long. I also may not have many ships, I kind of had to stop playing in the middle of a war up north...my stuf...
by Korrente
Thu Dec 16, 2010 5:44 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: FTP Server?
Replies: 6
Views: 743

Re: FTP Server?

It did mention something about it being robotic, but just in passing. I couldn't find any other good information on their equipment though.

Yes they are .tar.gz, or several .gz's in a .tar, if that's not the same thing.
by Korrente
Thu Dec 16, 2010 3:19 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: FTP Server?
Replies: 6
Views: 743

Re: FTP Server?

Seems to be. I thought they were saying I could download them from their server or FTP them. But it's either log in via an FTP client and get everything or use your browser and get one at a time. Also I take back what I said about their server, the download is extremely fast.
by Korrente
Thu Dec 16, 2010 12:18 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: FTP Server?
Replies: 6
Views: 743

FTP Server?

I'm trying to download an obscene amount of RADAR data from the NCDC. They make you select the files you want from Day X to Day Y and enter your email address. They then 'unarchive' the files you selected and email you an FTP link when they're ready. What is the reasoning behind this? I understand t...
by Korrente
Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:59 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Music. How and why?
Replies: 25
Views: 2533

Re: Music. How and why?

You sure that's Eastern music you are listening to instead of a score by Schoenberg, or folk music harmonized and orchestrated by Bartok/Stravinsky, or the experimentalism of the 60's? What I meant to say is, before calling other music random, look at what Western music has done in the last 100 yea...
by Korrente
Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:08 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Music. How and why?
Replies: 25
Views: 2533

Re: Music. How and why?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ne6tB2KiZuk This is what you're after I think. Exactly what I'm after, thanks! I was either in a band where the conductor did something very similar to this. Told one person to sing a note, another to sing the next, then the third to guess which note came next. Worked...
by Korrente
Tue Nov 30, 2010 6:18 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Music. How and why?
Replies: 25
Views: 2533

Re: Music. How and why?

I've wondered about this too ever since I started playing music. I've always assumed it's a byproduct of our brain's ability to pick out patterns from seemingly random data. I think we enjoy it because it flexes your brain's pattern-recognition muscle as you have to stay on top of the sound or you t...
by Korrente
Mon Nov 29, 2010 2:38 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: You can stop calling him Shirley, now.
Replies: 14
Views: 2266

Re: You can stop calling him Shirley, now.

One of my favorite actors. Sad day...
by Korrente
Sun Nov 28, 2010 9:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]
Replies: 2356
Views: 413849

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

Made it myself. Got the background idea from a tutorial. I couldn't figure out how to do it the way They did it, so I did it the way I wanted to. I don't remember where the aircraft came from, but I had to do some heavy editing on the original to get it looking right. I have versions fit or other re...
by Korrente
Sat Nov 27, 2010 7:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Attempted Bombing in Portland foiled by FBI agents
Replies: 107
Views: 8159

Re: Attempted Bombing in Portland foiled by FBI agents

Of course, this could just be the FBI's new method of fundraising. Sell terrorists bomb parts. Arrest terrorist. Sell next terrorist same bomb parts. Profit. Yeah, they're like Wal-Mart. Came in and beat out all the little mom-and-pop bomb part stores. Doesn't matter that my store was always honest...
by Korrente
Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:41 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Old laptop, options/possibilities?
Replies: 5
Views: 740

Re: Old laptop, options/possibilities?

Throw Ubuntu Server ed. on it, set it up with a LAMP server then gogo filehost. That's what I did. Also set up another laptop with a busted screen with a Win2003 server so I can RDC into my network (Beats using VNC :/) This. Also I feel old knowing there are people who don't know what a modem jack ...
by Korrente
Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:22 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Backscatter x-rays
Replies: 14
Views: 1878

Re: Backscatter x-rays

Without looking at the machines specifically we won't know for sure but even if the FDA estimate were doubled it would still be less than a flight from LA to NY in terms of radiation exposure. My concern is that I'm a pilot, and I don't want to get the LA to NY dosage on the ground in LA, then get ...
by Korrente
Mon Nov 22, 2010 5:02 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Uses for steel on aircraft?
Replies: 8
Views: 2446

Re: Uses for steel on aircraft?

Yeah there's no reason you couldn't use steel for the ribs and/or spars. If you have a semi-monocoque or truss type fuselage you could use steel to shape it. On a small aircraft it might prove problematic with weight issues though. Also maybe some steel in the engine?
by Korrente
Wed Nov 17, 2010 4:51 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl
Replies: 55
Views: 8842

Re: STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl

Far as I know installing the Complete mods won't mess up your saves. Be sure to backup the original files. I forgot to and wanted to install a different mod, but I'm using STEAM which will take ages to re-load the game...
by Korrente
Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:34 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl
Replies: 55
Views: 8842

Re: STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl

They say (in game) that some artifacts create anomalies, but they'll Always spawn near them. I think the SEVA suit is good all-round, but I know the suit you get when joining Duty is much better armored, but less anomaly protection. You can get the gun by joining Freedom. Or waiting till later in th...
by Korrente
Tue Nov 16, 2010 4:25 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl
Replies: 55
Views: 8842

Re: STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl

...I just started playing clear sky again... I did the exact same thing this weekend :shock: The Garbage is pretty central in Clear Sky. And AFAIK, boxes don't randomly dump the stuff you put in them like SoC. Get Clear Sky Complete. It looks nice and fixes 99% of the bugs. I never played CS withou...
by Korrente
Sun Nov 14, 2010 7:41 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: ROV construction
Replies: 15
Views: 2291

Re: ROV construction

I'm leaning towards onboard batteries. That way if the umbilical comes free I still have the power to surface. Somewhat related, how would I go about hooking up a backup power source, say, a 9V battery, so that if I lose main power I can still keep the Arduino online to blow the ballast? Find out h...
by Korrente
Sun Nov 14, 2010 8:16 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: ROV construction
Replies: 15
Views: 2291

Re: ROV construction

Maybe have two cat 5 wires, one for data, one for power. Connect them like you said before. You may get some voltage drop on that long of a wire, but you'd probably have to worry about losing signal on the data cable before losing it on the power cable. Actually, you could just connect the power Thr...
by Korrente
Sun Nov 14, 2010 6:16 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Computer problem: My step-dad changed the language
Replies: 5
Views: 1106

Re: Computer problem: My step-dad changed the language

Get another computer and compare the lists in the menus?
by Korrente
Sun Nov 14, 2010 6:12 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: ROV construction
Replies: 15
Views: 2291

Re: ROV construction

A CO2 tire inflator may be essentially the same, but I was thinking something like a small CO2 cylinder for paintball guns. It's fairly heavy for adding negative buoyancy, and it can inflate an emergency airbag with quite a bit of gas in a very short time, if you get a good programmable valve. I thi...
by Korrente
Sat Nov 13, 2010 4:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Some happier gay teen news
Replies: 8
Views: 2414

Re: Some happier gay teen news

It's weird, but it makes me feel good that I've come from a high school in rural (bible-belt) Kentucky, and I don't think there was ever a single incident involving a gay student and people hating them. In fact, pretty much everyone liked the gay guys that I knew.
by Korrente
Thu Nov 11, 2010 4:02 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Home Made Rail Gun
Replies: 17
Views: 4928

Re: Home Made Rail Gun

Just curious, but what kind of caps did you use, Lucas? I wanted to build a small one myself a while back but everything I found was too expensive.
by Korrente
Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:49 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Floating space?
Replies: 12
Views: 1304

Re: Floating space?

This was actually tried a very long time ago, around the time of the first hot air balloon flight. I'm not sure how far he got, but a monk tried to evacuate large copper spheres and attach them to a gondola. Obviously the copper was too dense, but at least he was thinking outside the box.
by Korrente
Thu Oct 28, 2010 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Time Traveler in Chaplin Film
Replies: 28
Views: 2909

Re: Time Traveler in Chaplin Film

I don't see why it would be odd to have a large device. Obviously conspicuous, but I would assume a time-traveler's communications device would need to be fairly large. Have you seen the size of tachyon transceivers these days? -erm, I mean I bet they'll be pretty big. And I bet half the size is a c...
by Korrente
Wed Oct 27, 2010 3:25 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Rand Paul Supporters attack woman from MoveOn [TW violence]
Replies: 57
Views: 5892

Re: Rand Paul Supporters attack woman from MoveOn [TW violen

I have to vote for one of these two fools... Me too... Or we could just not vote for anyone in that race. That may be better than potentially having a hand in something terrible. I'm not surprised at this at all. What's great is that the man will almost certainly be able to justify his actions to h...
by Korrente
Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Rent is 2 Damn High-- Greatest Political Party Ever
Replies: 24
Views: 2636

Re: The Rent is 2 Damn High-- Greatest Political Party Ever

I thought there was only a choice of two political parties in the USA. This confuses my entire understanding of the USA's voting system (though the whole thing is pretty confusing I can at least grasp the concept of two parties that are dire enemies and that supporters of one party don't get on wel...
by Korrente
Sat Oct 16, 2010 9:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Slate Article on Peter Theil
Replies: 10
Views: 1652

Re: Slate Article on Peter Theil

How much is he paying? Can we go back to college after we get the money? I need to know before November, I'm running out of time.
by Korrente
Fri Oct 08, 2010 4:30 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: how to keep water from freezing
Replies: 54
Views: 4044

Re: how to keep water from freezing

But the engine is theoretically going to have to work harder (burn more fuel) to provide the extra energy to run the H2 generator, is what they're saying. Hydrogen has a lower energy density than gasoline, so you're probably not making a large enough volume of hydrogen to offset the amount of gasoli...
by Korrente
Tue Sep 14, 2010 12:22 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Contemporary Radio Music
Replies: 18
Views: 3711

Re: Contemporary Radio Music

I think we're just in the middle of a shift of taste. Hopefully it will get better as the shift continues. Like post-war music moving from big-band backed singers to rock-band backed singers. People probably thought musical talent was going down the drain (losing the ability to play all those beauti...
by Korrente
Sat Sep 11, 2010 7:13 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: BIOS Issues...
Replies: 4
Views: 594

Re: BIOS Issues...

Thanks for helping guys but I believe I've cornered the problem. My PSU isn't grounding properly, and I believe that's causing the motherboard to not boot. I knew it was about at capacity when I bought my CPU and gfx card, but I didn't think it was drawing enough to hurt it. Could have been bad part...
by Korrente
Tue Sep 07, 2010 8:34 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: BIOS Issues...
Replies: 4
Views: 594

BIOS Issues...

So I turned my computer on this morning and...that's all it did. Lights and fans kicked on, no BIOS. I flashed a new version (ASUS's BIOS) a while back before I installed a new CPU. Ever since, the PC has had an issue where it won't boot the first time (like it's doing now) but after the restart but...
by Korrente
Tue Jul 27, 2010 3:31 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Propellers and rotors
Replies: 22
Views: 5769

Re: Propellers and rotors

Propellers (on planes) do use the travel path idea (essentially Bernoulli's Principle) but they also use normal Newtonian deflection like a fan would, simply because they're turning much faster and moving a lot more air than would be moving over a fixed wing of the same size. Complex prop systems al...
by Korrente
Sun Jul 11, 2010 7:41 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Teen steals airplane, flies to Bahamas?
Replies: 47
Views: 5413

Re: Teen steals airplane, flies to Bahamas?

How exactly is this possible with the way airspace is monitored these days? It's not like he has a flight plan logged with any airline. You don't actually have to have a flight plan to fly most places. Even in 'controlled' Class E airspace you just need a transponder and a radio. If a controlling a...
by Korrente
Fri Jul 02, 2010 5:52 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: US College vs. US High School
Replies: 20
Views: 3372

Re: US College vs. US High School

I think there's too large a gap between typical public schools (which are good enough for maybe 85-90% of kids) and schools that will properly nurture a gifted student. A gifted child who happens to be born into a low-income family that can't afford private school will spend their education constan...

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