## Search found 868 matches

Tue Dec 17, 2013 11:35 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Replies: 13
Views: 13748

As J+ said, yes. Worry. This could very definitely kill your computer. Some things to consider: ⋅ What sort of fibers are in your clothing and your carpet? Wool in particular is notorious for generating static zaps. ⋅ A quick Google search doesn't produce any good images of this,...
Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:09 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: [done] Translating Mathematica to Python
Replies: 7
Views: 5296

### [done] Translating Mathematica to Python

The following code is the Short Sequence Method from David Eppstein's suite of Egyptian fraction algorithms . EgyptTwoTerm[Rational[x_,y_],minden_,preplist_] := Join[preplist,{x/#,x(#-y)/(y #)}]& /@ Select[ y + Take[#,Quotient[Length[#],2]]& @ Divisors[y^2], Mod[#,x]==0 && # >= minde...
Fri Dec 13, 2013 8:11 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: y = sum of subset of divisors of x
Replies: 2
Views: 2107

### y = sum of subset of divisors of x

I'm implementing an algorithm to produce a denominator-minimal Egyptian fraction expansion. One of the steps described (step 4 of the factorial algorithm on page 22 of http://kevingong.com/Math/EgyptianFractions.pdf ) involves identifying the sets of divisors of n! q that add up to n! p (where p and...
Tue Dec 03, 2013 5:09 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Word disassociation
Replies: 183
Views: 20032

### Re: Word disassociation

qwop
Mon Dec 02, 2013 11:08 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Word disassociation
Replies: 183
Views: 20032

### Re: Word disassociation

@XTCamus: could you explain the link you found on the first page between slinky and oligarchy ? There's a mountain called Garnet Peak in San Diego County ( right about here ) whose summit is perpetually buffeted by particularly high winds. Someone on stilts would definitely not be able to stand up o...
Mon Dec 02, 2013 10:32 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: The Great Programming Language Survey, poll #2: like
Replies: 26
Views: 9099

### Re: The Great Programming Language Survey, poll #2: like

Perhaps a similar poll could be done, but with the question "which languages do you DISlike the most (select up to three)". This could help cancel the Oscars bias (people picking from the languages they know, rather than from the full set). I think like/dislike would be a ...
Mon Dec 02, 2013 10:28 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: The Great Programming Language Survey, poll #3: dislike
Replies: 11
Views: 4965

### The Great Programming Language Survey, poll #3: dislike

If you select "other", please state which language your "other" is in a reply to this post.
Sun Nov 24, 2013 12:05 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Read once quickly, then remember and reproduce
Replies: 1025
Views: 195814

### Re: Read once quickly, then remember and reproduce

Spoiler:
I want to kill Lecter 500 times with a jackhammer, but the cat did it too fast.
Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:18 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Incredible Changing Sentence
Replies: 5622
Views: 672638

### Re: The Incredible Changing Sentence

It's mad old Beam who always rampages with the Doctor!
Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:08 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Three Letters in a Sentence
Replies: 196
Views: 33004

### Re: Three Letters in a Sentence

The postmortem analysis was inconclusive.

iiw
Mon Nov 11, 2013 7:08 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Three Letters in a Sentence
Replies: 196
Views: 33004

### Re: Three Letters in a Sentence

Abdul wanted to join the Hajj, but health concerns convinced him to skip this year's journey.

qop
Mon Nov 11, 2013 4:54 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Three Letters in a Sentence
Replies: 196
Views: 33004

### Re: Three Letters in a Sentence

While working at Compaq, Hymdall decided he'd had enough of the corporate lifestyle and moved to Asgard.

tzp
Fri Nov 08, 2013 4:17 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Three Letters in a Sentence
Replies: 196
Views: 33004

### Re: Three Letters in a Sentence

zzz: "Buzz, zyzzogeton, buzz!"
fej: "This lawnmower has a defective leaf ejection system."

rdz
Fri Nov 01, 2013 3:47 am UTC
Forum: Science
Replies: 15
Views: 4998

### Re: Visible light faraday cage

Visible light has nanometer-order wavelength...that's large-molecule sized. Actually, visible light is micron-order: 390-700 nm. The largest known protein, titin , is a glob about 900 nm across. This is many times larger than typical proteins (~30 nm), which are themselves significantly larger than...
Thu Oct 31, 2013 2:21 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Worst thing you've seen in a lab
Replies: 256
Views: 233173

### Re: Worst thing you've seen in a lab

Unless you're in an unventilated room. That's just asking for suffocation.
Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:04 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Incredible Changing Sentence
Replies: 5622
Views: 672638

### Re: The Incredible Changing Sentence

It's mad old Jim Bean who never rampages with Fantastic Mr. Fox!
Tue Oct 22, 2013 3:07 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Incredible Changing Sentence
Replies: 5622
Views: 672638

### Re: The Incredible Changing Sentence

It's mad old Bean who never genuflects with Fantastic Mr. Fox!
Sat Oct 19, 2013 2:25 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Incredible Changing Sentence
Replies: 5622
Views: 672638

### Re: The Incredible Changing Sentence

Mad old Bean never genuflects with Fantastic Mr. Fox.
Fri Oct 18, 2013 5:05 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Incredible Changing Sentence
Replies: 5622
Views: 672638

### Re: The Incredible Changing Sentence

Mad Mrs. Bean never genuflects with Fantastic Mr. Fox.
Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:28 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Incredible Changing Sentence
Replies: 5622
Views: 672638

### Re: The Incredible Changing Sentence

Percy never genuflects to fantastic Mr. Fox.
Thu Oct 17, 2013 7:14 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Incredible Changing Sentence
Replies: 5622
Views: 672638

### Re: The Incredible Changing Sentence

Percy probably genuflects to Mr. Spirits.
Thu Oct 17, 2013 12:45 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Incredible Changing Sentence
Replies: 5622
Views: 672638

### Re: The Incredible Changing Sentence

patzer wrote:
Percy proposes that Peter spirits.
Wed Oct 16, 2013 6:52 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Incredible Changing Sentence
Replies: 5622
Views: 672638

### Re: The Incredible Changing Sentence

Percy proposes that Peter Parker partners spirits.
Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:04 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Incredible Changing Sentence
Replies: 5622
Views: 672638

### Re: The Incredible Changing Sentence

Perky Percy proposes that Peter Parker partners impregnate spirits.
Tue Oct 15, 2013 4:03 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Incredible Changing Sentence
Replies: 5622
Views: 672638

### Re: The Incredible Changing Sentence

Perky Percy Pamela proposes that Peter Parker periodically partners perfect pregnant pumas.
Mon Oct 14, 2013 4:39 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Incredible Changing Sentence
Replies: 5622
Views: 672638

### Re: The Incredible Changing Sentence

Perky pirate Percy, protecting Pamela, proposes that Peter Parkers periodically prevents Patricia-Paul's partner's perfect pregnant puma's pepper.
Sat Oct 12, 2013 12:41 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Incredible Changing Sentence
Replies: 5622
Views: 672638

### Re: The Incredible Changing Sentence

Perky pirate Percy, protecting Pamela, proposes that Peter Parkers periodically prevents Patricia-Paul's partner's perfect pregnant puma's prickly pepper piles.
Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:14 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Incredible Changing Sentence
Replies: 5622
Views: 672638

### Re: The Incredible Changing Sentence

Perky pirate Percy, prematurely protecting Pamela, proposes that Peter Parkers periodically prevents Patricia-Paul's partner's perfect pregnant puma's prickly pepper pile's tortoise.
Wed Oct 09, 2013 6:14 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Incredible Changing Sentence
Replies: 5622
Views: 672638

### Re: The Incredible Changing Sentence

Perky pirate Percy, prematurely protecting Pamela, proposes that Peter Parkers periodically prevents Patricia-Paul's partner's practically perfect pregnant puma's prickly pepper pile's tractor's tortoise.
Mon Oct 07, 2013 11:46 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Incredible Changing Sentence
Replies: 5622
Views: 672638

### Re: The Incredible Changing Sentence

Perky pirate Percy, prematurely protecting Pamela, proposes that Peter Parker's porcelain periodically prevents Patricia-Paul's partner's practically perfect pregnant puma's possibly prickly pepper pile's tractor's tortoise.
Sat Oct 05, 2013 2:41 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 7744
Views: 778611

### Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

My phone has a thermometer built in to monitor the battery. I'm composing this post from it.

17 coins minted before the year 1800
Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:56 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Vending machine!
Replies: 11568
Views: 1052655

### Re: Vending machine!

You get a sonic screwdriver.

I put in a TARDIS.
Fri Oct 04, 2013 1:58 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: The hole in my teacup.
Replies: 8
Views: 2345

### Re: The hole in my teacup.

I'm going to downgrade my guess from "astonishingly fast" to 100 MPH or so, and the shard of glass responsible for the hole was probably a narrow sliver that hit the cup point-first. The "exit wound" is quite a bit larger than the "entrance wound"; this is along the lin...
Fri Oct 04, 2013 12:11 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: The hole in my teacup.
Replies: 8
Views: 2345

### Re: The hole in my teacup.

My knee-jerk reaction would have to be "astonishingly fast", but this depends quite a lot on the specific kind of glass and ceramic used for the bottle and cup. Pictures of everything from all angles would also be quite helpful. Also helpful: how far away did the shards of glass tend to la...
Thu Oct 03, 2013 5:13 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Incredible Changing Sentence
Replies: 5622
Views: 672638

### Re: The Incredible Changing Sentence

Perky pirate Percy, prematurely protecting Pamela, proposes that Peter Parker's porcelain penis periodically prevents Patricia-Paul's partner's practically perfect pregnant puma's possibly prickly pickled pepper pile's tractor's tortoise.
Thu Oct 03, 2013 1:20 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Incredible Changing Sentence
Replies: 5622
Views: 672638

### Re: The Incredible Changing Sentence

Perky pirate Percy, prematurely protecting Pamela, personally proposes that Peter Parker's porcelain pancake penis periodically prevents Patricia-Paul's partner's practically perfect pregnant puma's possibly prickly pickled pepper pile's tractor's tortoise.
Thu Oct 03, 2013 1:13 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Vending machine!
Replies: 11568
Views: 1052655

### Re: Vending machine!

So what comes out of the machine, and what do you put in?
Wed Oct 02, 2013 11:08 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Vending machine!
Replies: 11568
Views: 1052655

### Re: Vending machine!

It does not like chai tea, so it spits it out back at you at 99.99% of the speed of light. It strikes you in the midsection, throwing you back at a significantly lower — but still ludicrously high — speed. You crash through a large number of walls, trees, etc. and are eventually (in terms of distanc...
Wed Oct 02, 2013 11:04 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 26091
Views: 2545364

### Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted. You enjoy it so much that you drink so much that you die of water intoxication.

I wish for a clean glass of distilled water.
Wed Oct 02, 2013 11:02 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: What is in Your Clipboard?
Replies: 3692
Views: 635860

### Re: What is in Your Clipboard?

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