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by Strychnos
Tue Sep 23, 2008 4:10 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Frustum
Replies: 13
Views: 2266

Re: Conic Frustum

Right, but how would I find the radius of that cone? We are only given values of Hbig, Hsmall, and Rbig.
by Strychnos
Tue Sep 23, 2008 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Frustum
Replies: 13
Views: 2266

Frustum

Someone showed me this problem and I'm completely stumped as to how to do it. You're supposed to calculate the volume of the frustum, only given the inputs of Hbig, Hsmall, and Rbig. I assume you have to find the volume of the entire cone and subtract off the smaller bit, but I have no idea how to g...
by Strychnos
Mon Feb 04, 2008 3:50 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Physics Research Topic
Replies: 5
Views: 1151

Re: Physics Research Topic

Thanks for the link.. I should have searched. :)
by Strychnos
Mon Feb 04, 2008 3:37 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Physics Research Topic
Replies: 5
Views: 1151

Physics Research Topic

For my high-school physics class we have a research paper/project coming up. Does anybody have any snazzy ideas as to a topic that would be fairly easy, but interesting at the same time? It's not an advanced course - I sleep/read through it and currently have an A - so a simpler idea would be better...
by Strychnos
Tue Dec 04, 2007 12:31 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Politically Incorrect jokes
Replies: 94
Views: 7817

Re: Politically Incorrect jokes

How do you turn a dishwasher into a snow-shoveler?
Give the bitch a shovel.

Did you know Helen Keller had a playground in her backyard?
Neither did she.
by Strychnos
Tue Dec 04, 2007 12:17 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Useless information you will never need but want to know
Replies: 190
Views: 14379

Re: Useless information you will never need but want to know

Richard Nixon was the first US President to use the third derivative to support his economic policy. He said something along the lines of: "The rate of increase of inflation has decreased during my term as President." Isn't acceleration the 2nd derivative? "There are 10 human body pa...
by Strychnos
Tue Nov 13, 2007 2:14 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Is this roadtrip/challenge plausible?
Replies: 45
Views: 5402

Re: Is this roadtrip/challenge plausible?

That was a gross exaggeration.. I probably get 16-18.. but I drive like an asshole!
by Strychnos
Tue Nov 13, 2007 1:56 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Is this roadtrip/challenge plausible?
Replies: 45
Views: 5402

Re: Is this roadtrip/challenge plausible?

The only thing wrong with it at this point is the approximate 3 miles to the gallon (Thanks to that 3.8L engine) and I can't adjust either of the side-view mirrors. And my breaks are terrible. And my wheels have no tread left.

I plan on hitting 1,000,000 miles.
by Strychnos
Tue Nov 13, 2007 1:42 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Is this roadtrip/challenge plausible?
Replies: 45
Views: 5402

Re: Is this roadtrip/challenge plausible?

I had to post because I too drive an old ass-Bonneville. A 1994, red one with 207,000 miles on it and still going strong.

<3 Pontiacs.
by Strychnos
Sun Sep 30, 2007 3:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2850838

Re: Confessional Thread

On the subject of weight:

I don't eat when I'm depressed.
I am 6'4" and weigh 175.
I'm depressed a lot.
by Strychnos
Sun Sep 16, 2007 4:40 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Inverse function question
Replies: 10
Views: 2010

f(x) = f'(x) where f(x) = (2x+1)/(3x-2)

That's just a random example I came up with.. for what I think you're asking.
by Strychnos
Thu Sep 13, 2007 10:08 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Logarithms = ???
Replies: 21
Views: 3897

Aie, thanks. This is getting easier and easier. I'm on to expanding/compressing log/ln's now and was wondering if there's any way to expand ln(x^3 - 4) any more than it already is. I don't think there is, because as far as I know it's only considered expanding if there are two factors being multipli...
by Strychnos
Thu Sep 13, 2007 9:18 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Logarithms = ???
Replies: 21
Views: 3897

Is there any way to simplify them down to something more tangible other than using my calculator? log(4)=.60206 log(2)=.30103 I'm terribly rusty with this whole process but hopefully it'll all come back soon enough. Edit: Just kidding: I just actually looked at the decimals and realized log(4)/log(2...
by Strychnos
Thu Sep 13, 2007 9:06 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Logarithms = ???
Replies: 21
Views: 3897

Mm quick replies<3

As far as I know you can write it out as
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log(9x^2)/log(4) = log(5x-8 )/log(2)

using log[baseb](a) = loga/logb.

In ugly text the original equation was
log[base4](9x^2) = log[base2](5x - 8 )
by Strychnos
Thu Sep 13, 2007 8:56 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Logarithms = ???
Replies: 21
Views: 3897

Logarithms = ???

So I'm taking AP BC Calc online at school, which is sort of hard to learn without a physical body there to ask questions and all that. We're still in the phase of reviewing Trig/AB material and I'm already struggling - I dunno if I'm going to stick with the class, but anyways. How would you go about...
by Strychnos
Sun Aug 26, 2007 5:19 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Cool ideas for absolutely anything
Replies: 129
Views: 10512

After frustrating games of Call of Duty, I always want to set up a huge move-theater style TV for big video game parties, but have each quadrant of the screen sectioned off into a mini-room, so you can only see your screen.

Fucking screen-lookers.
by Strychnos
Thu May 17, 2007 1:15 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Time to get confrontational about peanut butter
Replies: 393
Views: 45051

Chunky. Hella chunky.
by Strychnos
Tue May 15, 2007 11:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: AP Tests?
Replies: 45
Views: 7351

I have 5 AP classes as a High School Junior. No fun.

Calculus AB was easier than I figured it would be, but I still probably only got a 3 or a 4.

AP English Language tomorrow. Hooray.
by Strychnos
Sun Mar 04, 2007 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: True life stories of the paranormal
Replies: 48
Views: 7081

I was at a family party watching the Super Bowl a few years back, when something similar happened. My uncle's wine glass shattered; randomly and without cause. He didn't bump into anything, he was sitting on a sofa. About 15 seconds later the TV started turning on and off rapidly. We could all see t...
by Strychnos
Thu Dec 21, 2006 3:56 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Christmas Sudoku!
Replies: 8
Views: 4514

Christmas Sudoku!

A teacher of mine gave me this Sudoku to try, and it was frustrating the hell out of me. I'm sure somebody will breeze through it, but anyway...I made it nice and pretty in Paint! http://img112.imageshack.us/img112/756/untitledst9.jpg Edit: Forgot the rules... All this sheet says is: "Fill in t...
by Strychnos
Sat Dec 16, 2006 7:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Moon Landing
Replies: 198
Views: 46659

I suppose the moon base will also be an elaborate scheme in which civilians and goverment personnel alike will be convinced to keep the entire, faked "moon base" a secret. Uh huh.
by Strychnos
Tue Dec 12, 2006 1:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Christmas Avatars!
Replies: 99
Views: 18204

hermaj: Already done. http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b248/supergameboy/206259201145380d917ef7b.jpg I knocked it up in Paint during Jeopardy, so it may not be fantastic, but I hope you like it and maybe I'll see you under the mistletoe soon, eh? :P That looks like the Grinch at first glance. :D
by Strychnos
Mon Dec 11, 2006 10:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Christmas Avatars!
Replies: 99
Views: 18204

Narsil wrote:
Strychnos wrote:$10 if you can do mine...

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Check is fine, but cash if possible.


Hax.
by Strychnos
Mon Dec 11, 2006 9:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Christmas Avatars!
Replies: 99
Views: 18204

$10 if you can do mine...
by Strychnos
Thu Dec 07, 2006 1:53 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Mirror Site?
Replies: 42
Views: 12886

How do you know that this site isn't the exact copy?
by Strychnos
Fri Nov 24, 2006 6:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Canadian Politics Nuked...
Replies: 33
Views: 7383

Why would anyone want to procreate in such a dismal place?
by Strychnos
Fri Nov 24, 2006 5:33 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Canadian Politics Nuked...
Replies: 33
Views: 7383

Why would anyone want to live anywhere that remotely resembles a Scotland?
by Strychnos
Fri Nov 24, 2006 5:20 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Canadian Politics Nuked...
Replies: 33
Views: 7383

What's a England?
by Strychnos
Thu Nov 23, 2006 6:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Canadian Politics Nuked...
Replies: 33
Views: 7383

What's a Canada?
by Strychnos
Wed Nov 22, 2006 2:47 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: This probably is lame, but...
Replies: 164
Views: 29863

While Colonel Mustard and Miss Scarlet were in the Billiards Room...

Edit: This is, in fact, lame.
by Strychnos
Sat Nov 11, 2006 2:26 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Best Dream Ever
Replies: 71
Views: 16388

I had a dream where I was eating Chupa-Chups with my pet dinosaur, and then my alarm went off, so I was in that half-awake state and my dinosaur said that if I was to wake up he would die.

So I slept through the alarm and was late for school.
by Strychnos
Mon Oct 30, 2006 12:10 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Kas' Photography (Updated 11/03)
Replies: 21
Views: 8708

These are some great shots, but I think a better camera would help out a lot.
by Strychnos
Sun Oct 29, 2006 7:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Perfect Murder
Replies: 130
Views: 26178

i must say i like the volcano idea but this is how you'd have to do it create a magical ring, to rule all other magical rings get your intended target to covet the ring above all else find a small person to do you bidding have the small person take the ring to the volcano throw ring in volcano inte...
by Strychnos
Thu Oct 26, 2006 1:49 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Perfect Murder
Replies: 130
Views: 26178

I'd be pissed if I got shot with a salami bullet and lived.

That shit's degrading.
by Strychnos
Thu Oct 26, 2006 12:30 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Perfect Murder
Replies: 130
Views: 26178

I'd have to be someone completely random otherwise you could become a suspect. Also minerals etc. in the water could give a clue to where you got the water from. True, you could become a suspect, but if they have no evidence other than you knew the victim, they couldn't hold you on anything. So the...
by Strychnos
Thu Oct 26, 2006 12:16 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Perfect Murder
Replies: 130
Views: 26178

The Perfect Murder

I was just curious if people had ever heard this before. A friend of mine mentioned stabbing someone with a super-frozen icicle (assuming you were the sadistic, murdering type) and then just letting it melt, destroying all evidence. Assuming you don't leave any fibers or hairs are there any flaws th...
by Strychnos
Tue Oct 24, 2006 7:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: When I Was Your Age...
Replies: 93
Views: 18125

How do you know we'll still live in so-called 'houses' when we have perfect simulators and everything else you all were talking about.

I think/hope that the modern-day house will become obsolete soon and future houses will be more green, hi-tech, or whatever.
by Strychnos
Tue Oct 24, 2006 1:56 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: When I Was Your Age...
Replies: 93
Views: 18125

@Strychnos: Thanks for finding the quote for me. I was way off with the dates, hey? It's a bit sad that Duell thought advance ended with steam trains, horses and carriages and maybe-we'll-have-an-aeroplane-soon. Apparently he actually worked at the patent office of the time, which seems ironic. On ...
by Strychnos
Tue Oct 24, 2006 1:03 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: When I Was Your Age...
Replies: 93
Views: 18125

"Everything that can be invented has been." -Charles Duell, 1899 That's probably the quote you mentioned, Hermaj. @Peshmerga: Do you (or anybody else) think there will be a metaphoric dead-end after the common household has a super-computer, after (BIG if) teleportation, etc.; or will the...
by Strychnos
Mon Oct 23, 2006 10:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: When I Was Your Age...
Replies: 93
Views: 18125

When I Was Your Age...

This is something I wonder about off and on.. When we're old and gray with a grandchild seated on one knee, will we tell them things like "Back in my day, we could see a movie and get a snack for only $15." or "That car would have cost under $20,000 in my time." as our little one...

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