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by LucasBrown
Tue Dec 17, 2013 11:35 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Shocking mouse, bad?
Replies: 13
Views: 13748

Re: Shocking mouse, bad?

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,...
by LucasBrown
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...
by LucasBrown
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...
by LucasBrown
Tue Dec 03, 2013 5:09 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Word disassociation
Replies: 183
Views: 20032

Re: Word disassociation

qwop
by LucasBrown
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...
by LucasBrown
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 ...
by LucasBrown
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

See also poll #1 (use) and poll #2 (like).

If you select "other", please state which language your "other" is in a reply to this post.
by LucasBrown
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.
by LucasBrown
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!
by LucasBrown
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
by LucasBrown
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
by LucasBrown
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
by LucasBrown
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
by LucasBrown
Fri Nov 01, 2013 3:47 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Visible light faraday cage
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...
by LucasBrown
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.
by LucasBrown
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!
by LucasBrown
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!
by LucasBrown
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.
by LucasBrown
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.
by LucasBrown
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.
by LucasBrown
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.
by LucasBrown
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.
by LucasBrown
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.
by LucasBrown
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.
by LucasBrown
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.
by LucasBrown
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.
by LucasBrown
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.
by LucasBrown
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.
by LucasBrown
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.
by LucasBrown
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.
by LucasBrown
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
by LucasBrown
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.
by LucasBrown
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...
by LucasBrown
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...
by LucasBrown
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.
by LucasBrown
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.
by LucasBrown
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?
by LucasBrown
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...
by LucasBrown
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.
by LucasBrown
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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