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by MFHodge
Fri Apr 20, 2007 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRODUCTIONS THREAD
Replies: 3985
Views: 686038

Hi, I'm Hodge, 26, from Raleigh, NC.

I work in Pharmaceutical Validation Engineering, which has very little to do with the drugs themselves and is more about how they are made.

I have a degree in Mechanical Engineering (Virginia Tech, 2003).

Ummm. . . that is all.
by MFHodge
Fri Apr 20, 2007 5:27 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Pet Peeves
Replies: 137
Views: 26403

Pet Peeve #24: Wikipedia articles with excessive, unnecessary [citation needed] tags. A Softer World The tone of the comic tends to be slightly absurdist and dark, with the punchlines often being simultaneously funny[citation needed] and disturbing. Pet Peeve #25: Actually, the phrase "pet pee...
by MFHodge
Fri Apr 20, 2007 12:52 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: A little something different
Replies: 23
Views: 4283

The multiples of 8 stand out to me:

8: 1111
16: 11
24: 11
32: 1111

To a lesser degree, the multiples of 4 also:

4: 33
8: 1111
12: 33
16: 11
20: 1133
24: 11
28: 1133
32: 1111

Even multiples of 4 are all "11"s. Odd multiples of 4 include a "33".
by MFHodge
Fri Apr 20, 2007 12:40 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: The Maths of Biking and Pedaling Efficiency??
Replies: 15
Views: 3694

VTHodge - not entirely sure I follow yours. As the seat is raised, don't you have to lean forwards more to hold the handlebars, pushing your CoM in front of the pedals? Or am I confusing myself? Yeah, I'm probably full of it. :) White rabbit seems to have a good physiological answer, so I will step...
by MFHodge
Thu Apr 19, 2007 7:28 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: The Maths of Biking and Pedaling Efficiency??
Replies: 15
Views: 3694

Here's my stab at it. Picture your bike from the side. Draw a line from your center of gravity (just above the seat) to the center of your applied force (axis of the pedals). The line becomes more vertical as the seat is raised and therefore, the rider gains mechanical advantage by using more of his...
by MFHodge
Thu Apr 19, 2007 7:14 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Round Robin
Replies: 27
Views: 5108

I'll offer a dynamic kind of way of doing it. If you divide the group randomly (by birthday, etc.) the teams should be equal. Not in actuality, but in theory it ought to work. There's a book about it, I forget exactly what it's called, but the title is something like Mind of the Crowd or something....
by MFHodge
Thu Apr 19, 2007 6:36 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Two numbers
Replies: 20
Views: 4143

Assuming the two significant figures and the format of

A.a * B.b = Aa.Bb

there is no solution. I tested with a VB script to test all possible combinations.

EDIT: I verified that my script was good by letting it start at -1 and it found 0.0 and 0.0 to be a valid solution.

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