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by Pathway
Fri Jan 12, 2007 9:15 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Apple Release...something!
Replies: 37
Views: 7570

Pathway wrote:
Gordon wrote:Also math blaster.


There was Math Blaster for Win95 as well.


God I loved Math Blaster.
by Pathway
Fri Jan 12, 2007 9:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0209: "Kayak"
Replies: 53
Views: 23146

It's better than usual. Don't be foolish.
by Pathway
Thu Jan 11, 2007 11:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Techie Question
Replies: 11
Views: 3023

This post brought to you by Windows XP Media Center Edition

Odd. I've been using a PC with XP Media Center Edition for over a year (since October 2005). No problems. Have you installed the correct video card drivers? That might help with some games. NVIDIA has special Media Center Edition drivers. I'm not sure if ATI does. What programs and/or features do yo...
by Pathway
Thu Jan 11, 2007 12:30 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Apple Release...something!
Replies: 37
Views: 7570

Gordon wrote:Also math blaster.


There was Math Blaster for Win95 as well.
by Pathway
Mon Jan 08, 2007 6:27 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I figured I would not be the only one pissed off
Replies: 43
Views: 9464

Anyone catch in the beginning when they had someone flip through a book that was supposed to be On the Origin of Species and it was blank-paged? Propaganda, pure and simple. God help whoever sees that and isn't educated enough to think for themselves--if the facetiousness of that statement isn't too...
by Pathway
Mon Jan 08, 2007 6:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0207: "What xkcd Means"
Replies: 482
Views: 72270

4... wow. I didn't think anyone else did that. Glad they do, though.
by Pathway
Thu Jan 04, 2007 11:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Officials: "Grand Canyon was created by Noah's flood&qu
Replies: 35
Views: 6524

Peshmerga wrote:Why 2007?

Seems arbitrary.


Seems now. It's the most likely time for Jesus to come if you believe we're living in the end times. Too many people do.
by Pathway
Fri Dec 29, 2006 6:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0179: "E to the Pi times I"
Replies: 161
Views: 54472

Air Gear wrote:However, I am interested in finding out what the whole "battle of the transcendence" was about. That sounds...well, let's just put it this way, what sort of arguments did they use?


Complex ones. XD
by Pathway
Fri Dec 29, 2006 4:26 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Nerdy Pet Peeves
Replies: 445
Views: 111967

fjafjan wrote:I am annoyed with... people who think WW1 and 2 was germanys fault.


Um... what? All the history I've read suggests that World War 2 was caused largely by Hitler's expansionism, along with the eventual refusal of England to look the other way and allow another nation to be swallowed up.
by Pathway
Wed Dec 27, 2006 11:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Moon Landing
Replies: 198
Views: 45865

Re: Moon Landing

Fluff wrote:
Notch wrote:
Fluff wrote:How do you know for sure that evolution happened?


WormFactory canOfWorms = WormFactory.getInstance();
canOfWorms.open();


Tin of worms closed, was just using it to prove a point. :P


canOfWorms.close(); // this works better
by Pathway
Fri Dec 22, 2006 10:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0198: "Perspective"
Replies: 79
Views: 26285

Ah, Aned34, it's good to hear from you. You bring a much-needed... what do we call it... sleaziness to this forum. As for rektide : tell that to one laptop per child, tell that to my cell phone, tell that to the dual celeron bp6 i donated to my parents, tell that to big iron running massive numbers ...
by Pathway
Tue Dec 19, 2006 3:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0198: "Perspective"
Replies: 79
Views: 26285

Re: JERK

MrBawn ok i'm gonna bust out the rude stick here for a second. of course you have no fucking idea what i'm talking about, your running firefox with 4.5 times the ram jerk. of course you can open plenty of tabs. your 750 mhz pentium iii is also significantly faster than my 800mhz crusoe. All that te...
by Pathway
Sun Dec 10, 2006 12:01 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: xkcd store HTML needs to be valid :(
Replies: 7
Views: 2471

That Java class you wrote has no constructor or main method, and its methods aren't static. It's basically useless... Or is that the parallel?

Oh, hey, and you defined that method inside another method. I guess that's what you were talking about.
by Pathway
Fri Dec 01, 2006 6:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0191: "Lojban"
Replies: 85
Views: 37622

pwill wrote:I think it's something like "Funny you don't want to be friends with me."


that's what kertrats said!
by Pathway
Thu Nov 30, 2006 3:30 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: An Interesting Hypothesis [solution thread]
Replies: 1
Views: 2081

Any proposition advanced without evidence can be dismissed without evidence. --Christopher Hitchens


Your solution is inadequate, for the reason described above.
by Pathway
Tue Nov 28, 2006 9:42 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: An Interesting Hypothesis
Replies: 3
Views: 3489

An Interesting Hypothesis

So... Johnny has been considering the following function. In particular, he has proven that all non-trivial zeroes of this function lie on the line x = 1/2 in the complex plane x + y i . How has he done so? The first individual to come up with a fully satisfactory answer may create the solution thre...
by Pathway
Fri Nov 24, 2006 3:57 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: 1 = 0
Replies: 7
Views: 5344

Too late. It's been quite convincingly solved.
by Pathway
Wed Nov 15, 2006 4:27 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Cuckoo's Egg Series
Replies: 27
Views: 9235

This one isn't a pure mathematics puzzle. Still a logic problem, also still undeniably ingenious but...

Who's up for some math?
by Pathway
Tue Nov 14, 2006 12:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0183: "Snacktime Rules"
Replies: 82
Views: 34389

Vinterbleg wrote:</lurk>

It's "Planck".

- Simon


AAAGH NO! YOU FORGOT TO RE<LURK>!
by Pathway
Wed Nov 08, 2006 5:17 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I'm so nerdy that I ...
Replies: 1377
Views: 202471

once I whiled away a maths period working out numbers that would give whole values for every side of a triangle according to Pythagoras' theorem (like: 3,4,5; 7 ,12,13 etc). 5, 12, 13. 49 + 144 != 169. You have to prove a space is measurable, moopanda? What kind of space? (I've been doing a little ...
by Pathway
Wed Nov 08, 2006 5:01 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Stem Cell Research
Replies: 8
Views: 2981

However, If memory serves, there's not much point - Australia's the best Respawn point anyway. Indeed, I've been able to build up my cannons many a time when sequestered away there. Everyone else fights each other, then I sweep through Southeast Asia and take America through Kamchatka. After that I...
by Pathway
Mon Nov 06, 2006 5:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Dream Choices
Replies: 20
Views: 5762

Gelsamel wrote:
Pathway wrote:I thought the picture was asking for something satisfying the inequalities [orange] < ? and [apple] < ? .


Apple<Pomegranates>Orange

My conclusion precisely. (I have discovered a truly remarkable proof, which the margin of this forum is too small to contain.)
by Pathway
Sun Nov 05, 2006 9:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Dream Choices
Replies: 20
Views: 5762

I thought the picture was asking for something satisfying the inequalities [orange] < ? and [apple] < ? .
by Pathway
Fri Nov 03, 2006 10:03 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Here's a good one
Replies: 5
Views: 3073

Velociraptors for hire, anyone?
by Pathway
Fri Nov 03, 2006 6:38 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I'm so nerdy that I ...
Replies: 1377
Views: 202471

Oh, and I also hit ctrl-w instead of ctrl-v, which in Firefox is a bad thing because it closes the current window/tab. I've lost a lot of stuff that way. (If you do this... get the Undo Close Tab extension. ;-)) I'm not sure off the top of my head if there is a hotkey for this in Firefox 2, but the...
by Pathway
Wed Nov 01, 2006 5:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0178: "Not Really Into Pokemon"
Replies: 61
Views: 29149

0178: "Not Really Into Pokemon"

http://xkcd.com/c178.html

Why did Firefox 2.0 leave his computer a mess? We may never know.
by Pathway
Mon Oct 30, 2006 12:16 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: 0.999...=1 on wikipedia
Replies: 33
Views: 19210

Wow. That qntm site is absolute gold. His fiction reminds me of Asimov. No joke. He's good.
by Pathway
Sat Oct 28, 2006 6:05 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I'm so nerdy that I ...
Replies: 1377
Views: 202471

I find my Math class (Honors Geometry :cry: ) so easy that I never study and I still get an "A". Everyone else in the class says "it's so hard! How the hell do you get an A without studying?" Sometimes I nearly fall asleep in class and can still answer a question the teacher giv...
by Pathway
Sat Oct 28, 2006 5:33 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Firefox 2
Replies: 33
Views: 10596

I dig being able to rearrange my tabs by dragging them around, though I'm going to have to get used to having a tab-closing button on each tab. No external addon needed. Type about:config in the address bar. No http://... , just 'about:config' That gets you to a bunch of settings. Many of the names...
by Pathway
Sat Oct 28, 2006 5:13 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Perfect Murder
Replies: 130
Views: 25945

You know, I think about things like this all day. Really. Does that make me creepy? We need a word for questions that contain their own answer. As far as my perfect murder idea, I've always thought it would be best just to hack them up with an axe, drag their corpse out to the woods, bury it, and w...
by Pathway
Fri Oct 27, 2006 3:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0176: "Before Sunrise"
Replies: 6
Views: 8039

Heh heh. Forcing wonder into her seeds.
by Pathway
Fri Oct 27, 2006 2:09 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: 0.999...=1 on wikipedia
Replies: 33
Views: 19210

We take .999... and 1 to be real numbers. But what are real numbers, exactly? Well, most of the axioms defining them are pretty familiar, such as the additive identity axiom (for real x and n, there exists one and only one number n such that x + n = x) or the multiplicative identity axiom (for real ...
by Pathway
Thu Oct 26, 2006 7:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0171: "String Theory"
Replies: 89
Views: 39246

...Without extensive study of the topic there is no reasonable way to decide to believe it. Exactly my point. The problem is, you can't be expected to study everything extensively. Instead you should figure out who is a trustworthy source and believe their knowledge, since hopefully it is based in ...
by Pathway
Fri Oct 20, 2006 2:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0171: "String Theory"
Replies: 89
Views: 39246

The fun thing about today's theoretical physicists is that it's almost impossible to tell them from cranks, aside from the sort of journals that publish their work. I mean, really. Eleven-dimensional vibrating strings? Time Cube? Unless you're a theoretical physicist yourself, how do you decide whi...
by Pathway
Tue Oct 17, 2006 4:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0171: "String Theory"
Replies: 89
Views: 39246

Hahaha :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DClkE64nFDY They even called it the Internets in that spiffy diagram toward the end! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKTH6f1JfX8 Oh, yeah, and regarding experimental testing of string theory: according to the physics professors I know who work on string theor...
by Pathway
Sun Oct 15, 2006 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Networking, networking!
Replies: 2
Views: 2770

Networking, networking!

This may be elementary for some people. Nevertheless, it's a fun little puzzle, and it raises some interesting questions. It was posed to me on the first day of a computer science class. I put it on the back burner, walked over to an eatery, took it out and then solved it within half an hour total e...

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