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by Thesh
Sat Feb 19, 2011 4:47 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17184
Views: 1539157

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

>2
by Thesh
Sat Feb 19, 2011 5:56 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 858245

Re: Awesome Thread (because we need more awesome)

It's very wet here. You like it wet, don't you?
by Thesh
Sat Feb 19, 2011 4:50 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: My number is a wee bit bigger
Replies: 102
Views: 7809

Re: My number is a wee bit bigger

[imath]5 + 10^{-1000}[/imath]

(Wolfram Alpha fails at this)
by Thesh
Sat Feb 19, 2011 3:39 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: My number is a wee bit bigger
Replies: 102
Views: 7809

Re: My number is a wee bit bigger

4.9500000000000000000001

EDIT: Surface area of a cylinder with those dimensions is about 20.7345133 square units, but I'm going off the number posted
by Thesh
Fri Feb 18, 2011 8:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90078
Views: 8292493

Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Mandom like the morgue

You, sir, name? wrote:I wonder, if someone writes a paper on figs, do they appreciate the irony of this happening?

fig-trees.jpg


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by Thesh
Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:22 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17184
Views: 1539157

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

gfjh
by Thesh
Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:43 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Ronald Reagan who?
Replies: 108
Views: 15054

Re: Ronald Reagan who?

Wouldn't passing an amendment while half your country wasn't part of the country(3/4 states need to confirm amendments if I recall) be a rather bad idea? Maybe; I can't say how Lincoln felt on amendments (I suspect that as a constitutionalist--which he tended to be--he'd want to wait until the unio...
by Thesh
Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trees poisoned at Toomer's Corner
Replies: 13
Views: 1832

Re: Trees poisoned at Toomer's Corner

Speaking of which, dear people who can't stop bitching about Pujols on facebook, he fucking destroyed a cultural icon in the name of pushing his faith on people. I don't follow baseball that closely -- what did he do? Wikipedia isn't turning up anything. Fronted the money so that a shitty, semi-ske...
by Thesh
Thu Feb 17, 2011 9:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gender-blind car insurance
Replies: 385
Views: 25208

Re: Gender-blind car insurance

Actually, quite the opposite. African Americans aren't more likely to commit crime because something in their genetics or culture compels them to: they're more likely to commit crime because they're more likely to be poor. I'm not going to go through the statistics again (find the other thread if y...
by Thesh
Thu Feb 17, 2011 9:02 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Ronald Reagan who?
Replies: 108
Views: 15054

Re: Ronald Reagan who?

Yeah but also suspended civil liberties and he wasn't exactly an abolitionist. He was more interested in preserving the union. Just because he was interested in preserving the union, didn't mean he wasn't an abolitionist. I don't know why people keep saying he wasn't an abolitionist (in general, I ...
by Thesh
Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:23 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17184
Views: 1539157

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

fghd
by Thesh
Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:39 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Supercompeter vs Humans in Jeopardy!
Replies: 125
Views: 10827

Re: Supercompeter vs Humans in Jeopardy!

OK, so Watson can answer trivia questions. But what else can it do? Can it sculpt a statue? Can create innovative and delicious cuisine? Can it dance? Can it love?
by Thesh
Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:04 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17184
Views: 1539157

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

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by Thesh
Thu Feb 17, 2011 12:51 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13412
Views: 1570505

Re: Today I Learned

TimelordSimone wrote:TIL: about the McGurk Effect. And my mind was blown.


That's awesome
by Thesh
Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: S. Dakota GOP look to legalize "pro-life" domestic terrorism
Replies: 115
Views: 10848

Re: S. Dakota GOP look to legalize "pro-life" domestic terro

Princess Marzipan wrote:I think we need to start pushing for legislation that allows abortions in every trimester up to and including the 7th.


Cartman's mom tried that with 42nd trimester abortions.
by Thesh
Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I Shouldn't Have To Say This
Replies: 2609
Views: 369456

Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

TimelordSimone wrote:I swear our smoke alarm is set off by steam. I'm so glad there is not actually one in the kitchen, because it would go off all the time.


The one in my bedroom went off because I was taking a shower, so yes I believe that some do get set off by steam.
by Thesh
Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90078
Views: 8292493

Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Mandom like the plague

When I hear "cat" and "hat", I am reminded me of this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7j4VO_S_Kw Is it the song "The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite" by R.E.M.? I can't tell from the link - because of copyright restrictions I just get an error message if I click it. Damn you...
by Thesh
Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90078
Views: 8292493

Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Mandom like the plague

When I hear "cat" and "hat", I am reminded me of this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7j4VO_S_Kw
by Thesh
Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90078
Views: 8292493

Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Mandom like the plague

my friend Catherine has an invisible hat because I have no photo editing skills.
by Thesh
Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:33 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17184
Views: 1539157

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

fdg
by Thesh
Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90078
Views: 8292493

Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Mandom like the plague

A fez with bunny ears (also known as a fuz) is both cool and silly.
by Thesh
Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread
Replies: 1141
Views: 186724

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

Well, to be fair, it often leaves some of the copper/lead behind in the barrel (fouling).

So uhh... yeah... This is me nitpicking pointlessly.
by Thesh
Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I Shouldn't Have To Say This
Replies: 2609
Views: 369456

Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

I took the one down near my kitchen because it went off whenever I cooked steak. I eventually had to remove the one in the hallway at the top of the stairs for the same reason. Basically, I'm down to one hardwired smoke detector in my bedroom, which I rarely sleep in.
by Thesh
Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I Shouldn't Have To Say This
Replies: 2609
Views: 369456

Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

My smoke detector shouldn't have to have a sticker on it's back side that says: "Warning, unit does not function without a battery." Well, batteries are usually reserved for portable devices and not things that are attached to your home, which tend to be hooked up to its electricity. Many...
by Thesh
Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: YET ANOTHER synchronised goldfish controversy
Replies: 96
Views: 6090

Re: YET ANOTHER synchronised goldfish controversy

Because animal rights activists are not one group that can only concentrate on one thing at a time. It turns out there's lots of them and they can each focus on something different. Handy. right, then i change "why are animal right organizations" to "why is this animal right organiza...
by Thesh
Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Supercompeter vs Humans in Jeopardy!
Replies: 125
Views: 10827

Re: Supercompeter vs Humans in Jeopardy!

Heisenberg wrote:
Briareos wrote:If you buzz in too early, your buzzer is deactivated for a short time, so you have to walk a fine line when trying to buzz in right as the question ends.
So it really is just a reaction time race. With a computer. Lame.


No, because you also, like, you know, need to know the answer.
by Thesh
Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:17 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Java Assignment - a little help bitte?
Replies: 6
Views: 2832

Re: Java Assignment - a little help bitte?

I would use arrays, possibly a switch. switch(MonthNumber) { case 1: MonthName = "January"; break; case 2: MonthName = "February"; break; ... case 12: MonthName = "December"; } Although you might try to follow what the lecturer wants, just because he might mark you down...
by Thesh
Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:35 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17184
Views: 1539157

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

<1
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by Thesh
Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:49 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17184
Views: 1539157

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

<2
by Thesh
Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90078
Views: 8292493

Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Mandom like the plague

Hope_ wrote:I have silly Minnie Mouse ears does that count?


Only if they are on a hat.
by Thesh
Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90078
Views: 8292493

Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Mandom like the plague

Clone yourself. Problem solved.
by Thesh
Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Supercompeter vs Humans in Jeopardy!
Replies: 125
Views: 10827

Re: Supercompeter vs Humans in Jeopardy!

I don't think watson can process any speech. I believe they said that it gets all of the questions fed to it as text.
by Thesh
Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:35 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: C#: FizzBuzz with a twist [Homework]
Replies: 19
Views: 3114

Re: C#: FizzBuzz with a twist [Homework]

While that's fine, it's more efficient and, more importantly, good to know how to write the code without converting to a string. you actually just said the opposite of what i was saying. it usually isn't more efficient. you usually already have a highly optimized function for converting numbers to ...
by Thesh
Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:07 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: S. Dakota GOP look to legalize "pro-life" domestic terrorism
Replies: 115
Views: 10848

Re: S. Dakota GOP look to legalize "pro-life" domestic terro

I understand people wanting to interpret this bill as simply making it easier to defend a pregnant woman, but that's not what it does: homicide was already justified if you were protecting a woman falling under the mentioned relationships, whether or not she was pregnant. Unless I'm missing somethi...
by Thesh
Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:41 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: C#: FizzBuzz with a twist [Homework]
Replies: 19
Views: 3114

Re: C#: FizzBuzz with a twist [Homework]

While that's fine, it's more efficient and, more importantly, good to know how to write the code without converting to a string.

Plus, the code you posted is horribly difficult for most new programmers to understand.
by Thesh
Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:30 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: CBS news reporter sexually assaulted in Egypt
Replies: 7
Views: 1704

Re: CBS news reporter sexually assaulted in Egypt

I don't think either applies to this situation, TBH. It was a celebration and she wasn't expecting to be attacked by a mob. She was also part of a crew that had a security team. No one going into that situation could expect anything like that to happen. It's a horrible thing that happened, and the o...
by Thesh
Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:16 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: C#: FizzBuzz with a twist [Homework]
Replies: 19
Views: 3114

Re: C#: FizzBuzz with a twist [Homework]

The recursive "does this number contain the digit 5" implementation in pseudo-code: boolean does_contain_digit_5(integer number) { if (!number) return false; if (5 == (number % 10)) return true; return does_contain_digit_5(number/10); // possibly requires a "floor" function in s...
by Thesh
Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:49 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: C#: FizzBuzz with a twist [Homework]
Replies: 19
Views: 3114

Re: C#: FizzBuzz with a twist [Homework]

The problem with the recursive function is it is harder to add stuff like this to the beginning of the function: if (digit > 9 || digit <0) throw new ArgumentOutOfRangeException("digit","Digit must be between 0 and 9"); if (input < 0) input *= -1; And expect the optimizer to actu...
by Thesh
Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:20 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: C#: FizzBuzz with a twist [Homework]
Replies: 19
Views: 3114

Re: C#: FizzBuzz with a twist [Homework]

So you'll want to break your problem down. Write a function called "bool HasADigitEqualTo( int input, int digit )" that determines if the input has the digit. Hint: It should be a recursive function. It' should just be a while loop, actually. I won't give the function here, but if you wan...
by Thesh
Tue Feb 15, 2011 6:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: S. Dakota GOP look to legalize "pro-life" domestic terrorism
Replies: 115
Views: 10848

Re: S. Dakota GOP look to legalize "pro-life" domestic terro

I'm trying to look for another motive so I can play devil's advocate, but I just can't find one.

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