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by Pathway
Wed Feb 27, 2008 12:35 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Here it is! Synthetics >Diamonds!
Replies: 36
Views: 5371

Re: Here it is!

That's right kids, carbon does actually have a liquid state! Why would carbon be a more desirable thing to make computer chips out of than silicon? Because it doesn't conduct. You still need a conductor, but it's a good gate/divider element. Actually, part of the point of the article was that you c...
by Pathway
Wed Feb 27, 2008 12:18 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Help moi!
Replies: 8
Views: 1998

Re: Help moi!

Keep in mind that it might not scale well, that's just what we did just to get a basic level of core strength.
by Pathway
Tue Feb 26, 2008 1:34 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: OGame Alliance
Replies: 93
Views: 10505

Re: O game Alliance

I just applied to join. I'm Pathway ingame and here.
by Pathway
Mon Feb 25, 2008 6:39 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Game endings. Spoilers, duh.
Replies: 53
Views: 6472

Re: Game endings.

Oh come on! You gave up on Stalker after that?! Where's your constitution?! I take it you don't know about the actual endings then? Info If you don't want to discover them yourself. If you follow the main story plot through, (The find/kill Strelok one), you'll eventually end up finding ...
by Pathway
Mon Feb 25, 2008 6:24 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Help moi!
Replies: 8
Views: 1998

Re: Help moi!

I was really skinny in 9th grade. Our cross-country team did exercises that I think really helped me out. They weren't very hard to complete if you were in good shape, but I was a runty little character. Certainly I was better off for having done them. We would do the following, in order, every day....
by Pathway
Mon Feb 25, 2008 6:13 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: A Power Word
Replies: 5
Views: 1672

Re: A Power Word

I don't say a word... but there's definitely an underlying mental state that is quite distinct, which seems to serve the same purpose. Sometimes I might mutter something indistinct if I'm really working hard.
by Pathway
Mon Feb 25, 2008 12:28 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: I know this is heresy, but I like Master of Orion 3
Replies: 30
Views: 3655

Re: I know this is heresy, but I like Master of Orion 3

Wait... what were scatter packs? Maybe they were only in MoO1
by Pathway
Sat Feb 23, 2008 7:15 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: I know this is heresy, but I like Master of Orion 3
Replies: 30
Views: 3655

Re: I know this is heresy, but I like Master of Orion 3

Galactic Civilizations is the new Master of Orion. Nonononono. They ruined the scale for one thing. Since you've played GalCiv you know exactly what I'm talking about. Sins of a Solar Empire comes closer, and it's real-time, by Xenu's icy eleventh finger! And the massive generalization they pulled ...
by Pathway
Fri Feb 22, 2008 10:52 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: I'll have a 6 pack please
Replies: 51
Views: 7503

Re: I'll have a 6 pack please

Nah. Then he'd have been faster.
by Pathway
Fri Feb 22, 2008 8:43 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: I'll have a 6 pack please
Replies: 51
Views: 7503

Re: I'll have a 6 pack please

If you want a six-pack you have to start running. I will guran-fuckin-tee you if you run 3 miles a day for 3 months (with no breaks) you will find your belly fat completely gone. You can do as many situps and ab workouts as you like but you won't see results till you get rid of the layer of fat ove...
by Pathway
Fri Feb 22, 2008 8:28 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: New York Marathon
Replies: 6
Views: 1649

Re: New York Marathon

My training schedule for half marathons has been nothing more specific than "run as many times a week as I can", but I feel This number should ideally be at least 6 or 7. If it's more than 14, you're counting wrong. As far as what wumpus said: whether or not you need to get in your 20 mil...
by Pathway
Fri Feb 22, 2008 7:11 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Here it is! Synthetics >Diamonds!
Replies: 36
Views: 5371

Re: Here it is!

Eff. Gemesis.

It's all about Apollo Diamond, looking at the Wired article.

They have a secret lab! Also their diamonds are better.
by Pathway
Wed Feb 20, 2008 2:09 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Is there such thing as too much maths?
Replies: 29
Views: 3359

Re: Is there such thing as too much maths?

I believe it's supposed to be too many maths.
by Pathway
Tue Feb 19, 2008 9:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: DVD Jon Does It Again
Replies: 1
Views: 756

DVD Jon Does It Again

http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9873241-7.html

Elaine DVD Jon has once again struck a blow for freedom.

I've come to have an attitude of amused disapproval towards DRM. It's a bad thing, but thanks largely to people like this, it's not nearly as big a deal as it could be. Glory to DVD Jon!
by Pathway
Mon Feb 18, 2008 9:56 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: It's Official: Too Many People On Earth
Replies: 57
Views: 5301

Re: It's Official: Too Many People On Earth

So your thoughts, re: Earth is a petri dish and we're just simple bacteria feeding off resources and giving back naught but waste product. Wait. There is a huge difference between this statement and the classical older-than-dirt unchecked-growth scenario. In fact, the premise of all these efforts a...
by Pathway
Sun Feb 17, 2008 6:19 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Your Personal Library
Replies: 24
Views: 4769

Re: Your Personal Library

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I live in cramped conditions; my parents could tell you a thing or two about the ton of books I have back home.

Sadly, they're all 10^(large number, call it 2 or 5) miles away.
by Pathway
Sun Feb 17, 2008 6:02 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: If I don't understand it, it can't destroy my brain!
Replies: 37
Views: 5914

Re: If I don't understand it, it can't destroy my brain!

Ted Chiang's Understand , which I will link to in just a moment (well, really, I already copied the link down there but this text will appear above it so from your perspective it's like I'm just about to link to it), is a GREAT story that fits in perfectly with this thread's topic. The guy isn't ver...
by Pathway
Sat Feb 16, 2008 5:56 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Ender Wiggin: Awesome or Whiny? (The Ender's Game Thread)
Replies: 119
Views: 235703

Re: Ender's Game / time frame

Well, you just read Ender's Game, so I don't think you've read Ender's Shadow. So I'll ask you to take this on faith. I would advise you not to read Ender's Shadow until after you've read the Speaker sequence, anyway. It's a missile. I think the idea is that the apparatus for generating both beams i...
by Pathway
Mon Feb 11, 2008 2:00 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Douglas Hofstadter
Replies: 12
Views: 2799

Re: Douglas Hofstadter

GEB is just a work of art. There's so much self-reference and fun stuff scattered throughout his dialogues and in his actual works, it's just flat-out entertaining.
by Pathway
Sun Feb 10, 2008 8:24 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Writers you love for writing
Replies: 50
Views: 6579

Re: Writers you love for writing

I will fight you to the death on that one. The Scarlet Letter was agonizing. I'm pretty sure all 200 pages were just one long sentence. Heh, maybe this is why David Foster Wallace gets no love on this board. I've mentioned him before. He wrote 1000 pages and I gulped it down. Infinite Jest . Amazin...
by Pathway
Sun Feb 10, 2008 2:20 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: personal agendas disguised as fiction
Replies: 100
Views: 13871

Re: personal agendas disguised as fiction

But as far as individual works go, you really can't call 1984 anything less than a "personal agenda" disguised as fiction. I am quite convinced that at some point in the process, Mr. Orwell said, "This is so boring no one will want to read it! I know, I'll throw in some sex!" Th...
by Pathway
Tue Feb 05, 2008 7:39 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Learning Stuff Before Taking the Class
Replies: 9
Views: 1458

Re: Learning Stuff Before Taking the Class

Number theory. Learned most of the number theory content till 4th year in first semister of university from a book. Just completely fell in love with it. Learned group theory over last summer. Math is even better than wine. I think that sums up my world view. So... you like wine? :) As for me, I'm ...
by Pathway
Tue Feb 05, 2008 7:30 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Quick Question about Fields
Replies: 12
Views: 1947

Quick Question about Fields

Would anyone mind answering this question: For a field, can the multiplicative identity be its own additive inverse? I think it can't be but I can't think of a way to prove it right now. The question arose while I was proving that for n > 1, the group of n by n matrices with nonzero determinants and...
by Pathway
Sat Feb 02, 2008 6:46 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: 450 Degrees too much
Replies: 17
Views: 2234

Re: 450 Degrees too much

You could also use the identity ei*x = sin(x) + i*cos(x).

That isn't obviously geometric, but at least it's in terms of more familiar functions.
by Pathway
Tue Jan 29, 2008 2:15 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Favorite math jokes
Replies: 1452
Views: 485219

Re: Favorite math jokes

Peripatetic wrote:This one has a chance of terminating.


...we want it to terminate? xD
by Pathway
Mon Jan 28, 2008 8:03 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: I humbly request you help once more.
Replies: 10
Views: 1767

Re: I humbly request you help once more.

mathmagic wrote:Doesn't seem any different than "regular" IBP...


But but but you do it twice. That's different!
by Pathway
Sun Jan 27, 2008 10:25 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: I humbly request you help once more.
Replies: 10
Views: 1767

Re: I humbly request you help once more.

Part a: Are you familiar with the techniques of what my high school calculus teacher called Voodoo Integration? In this case, what you do is: u = sinx du = cosxdx dv = sinxdx v = -cosx int(sin 2 x) = -cosxsinx + int(cos 2 x) Now, do the same thing to the second integral. It throws off a term like i...
by Pathway
Sun Jan 27, 2008 10:23 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Favorite math jokes
Replies: 1452
Views: 485219

Re: Favorite math jokes

pkuky wrote:didn't get it.
also, what's the dictionary definition of recursion?


Recursion, n. See Recursion.
by Pathway
Sun Jan 27, 2008 7:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Five weeks in Wisconsin as an exchange student
Replies: 160
Views: 10818

Re: Five weeks in Wisconsin as an exchange student

About fish: EAT WHITEFISH if you have the opportunity. It is necessary. Also, remember that people will be expecting your expectations and your customs to be different, so even if you do screw up, it won't matter as much as if you were American. That isn't to say you should break our laws. Although ...
by Pathway
Fri Jan 25, 2008 6:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Eulerian time travel theorem
Replies: 53
Views: 4812

Re: The Eulerian time travel theorem

Based on all of the evidence available, it does seem far more plausible that, when the Atlanteans realized their civilization was doomed, they put all of their Secret Energy into transporting Euler into their future so that the fruits of their knowledge would not be lost. He was truly the last Atla...
by Pathway
Tue Jan 22, 2008 8:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Ideas for an adventure.
Replies: 87
Views: 6891

Re: Ideas for an adventure.

Handing out cookies or jelly would be a bad idea, especially in London. People will view it with suspicion and you might get arrested.
by Pathway
Tue Jan 22, 2008 2:39 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Dear people of Earth,
Replies: 121
Views: 9369

Re: Dear people of Earth,

As was said earlier: what, precisely, is the message? Is it just that technology progresses?
by Pathway
Mon Jan 21, 2008 8:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0373: "The Data So Far"
Replies: 243
Views: 42760

Re: The Data So Far Discussion

The placebo effect is as good a candidate for being a "supernatural phenomenon" as seeing dead people. After all, you're talking about medications affecting people differently just because someone believes something about them. Heck, if the person delivering the medication knows something...
by Pathway
Mon Jan 21, 2008 7:53 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Viewpoints
Replies: 43
Views: 5874

Re: Viewpoints

my view point is correct because in my view it is We'll mark you down for (A). (I chose (D).) But really, the fourth option should be stated differently. "Burn the witches!" will skew your data by making it a less palatable option, and it doesn't even overlap all that much with the views ...
by Pathway
Mon Jan 21, 2008 7:49 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Dear people of Earth,
Replies: 121
Views: 9369

Re: Dear people of Earth,

So basically you're telling us that the current power and future potential of human reason are frightening and that it's worth being afraid of their consequences? Sort of a "What hath God wrought?" kind of thing? I just want to make sure I have you right. What are we because of it? More li...
by Pathway
Mon Jan 21, 2008 7:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0373: "The Data So Far"
Replies: 243
Views: 42760

Re: The Data So Far Discussion

He should have included a graph of "People who still claim 'But THIS guy, he might be for real!'" and included of course the major religions in there. I think that may have been the point, but he chose not to offend anyone. That graph would just be a list of major religions and a count of...
by Pathway
Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0373: "The Data So Far"
Replies: 243
Views: 42760

Re: The Data So Far Discussion

Label your damn axes! There are children about!
by Pathway
Sat Jan 19, 2008 1:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Looks like Bush is planning another tax rebate
Replies: 11
Views: 2199

Re: Looks like Bush is planning another tax rebate

Ah, yes! No one whose parents wanted them will ever have to work as a short-order cook again!

That's what you meant, right? No, but seriously, let's start using excess children as gourmet food items. It will be an economic stimulus package! And also salivary stimulus.
by Pathway
Sat Jan 19, 2008 1:09 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Are highschool friendships really the strongest?
Replies: 47
Views: 6380

Re: Are highschool friendships really the strongest?

For me they are. Assuming that others feel the same way, why is this? It could be circumstance. High school is a lot more immersive and regular than college is. You see people daily for 5/7ths of the time. During this time you are united against a common foe--even the most learning-oriented are ther...
by Pathway
Sat Jan 19, 2008 4:56 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: 42 [The Hitchhiker's Thread]
Replies: 182
Views: 43734

Re: 42 [The Hitchhiker's Thread]

Does anyone else just love the theme music?

duh DEEH duh duh dunnnnnn

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