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by miles01110
Sun Nov 14, 2010 2:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Russian Spy-Ring Caught in the United States
Replies: 27
Views: 2977

Re: Spy-Ring Caught

You're over exaggerating the complexities. Here's a piece on spotting CIA with foreign service cover. http://cryptome.org/dirty-work/spot-spook.htm ...and that article oversimplifies reality. "Spot the spook" in embassies is not difficult, but the CIA is not the only intelligence agency t...
by miles01110
Sun Oct 31, 2010 2:41 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Mac-related mishap.
Replies: 8
Views: 693

Re: Mac-related mishap.

PearPC is the most-often recommended emulator over at Macrumors.
by miles01110
Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:44 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: University of Maryland a great school for EE and math ?
Replies: 4
Views: 816

Re: University of Maryland a great school for EE and math ?

Hello, I was wondering if any one attended the University of Maryland's electrical engineering or math program? Would it be wise to double major in math and electrical engineering and I enjoy both subjects very much. Would it be worth it after my undergrad to get a graduate degree in electrical eng...
by miles01110
Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:28 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Recommend me some Swing!
Replies: 7
Views: 1197

Re: Recommend me some Swing!

If you want a more concert-oriented Swing album, the Boston Pops' "Runnin' Wild" is an entertaining (if not entirely academic) album to listen to.
by miles01110
Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:23 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Concert (aka Classical) music
Replies: 41
Views: 18752

Re: Concert (aka Classical) controlled sonic assault

I've currently been listening to Strauss' Tod und Verkalung (which is sublime), but I'm afraid my tastes are fairly pedestrian. Brahms Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in B Minor Gershwin Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in F Barber Knoxville: Summer of 1915 Brahms Symphonies Beethoven Symphonies Dv...
by miles01110
Tue Nov 10, 2009 2:10 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: RF Engineering book needed
Replies: 2
Views: 342

Re: RF Engineering book needed

Ooh, nice. That looks perfect, thanks!
by miles01110
Fri Oct 23, 2009 3:38 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: RF Engineering book needed
Replies: 2
Views: 342

RF Engineering book needed

I'm a physics graduate going into an engineering-type job. I am looking for a book that will explain the basics of how electronics are designed to interact with the EM spectrum instead of just a pure physics book like Jackson. A first- or second- year undergraduate engineering text would probably be...
by miles01110
Fri Oct 23, 2009 3:31 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: So You Want To: Evaluate A University's Physics Program
Replies: 28
Views: 2330

Re: So You Want To: Evaluate A University's Physics Program

Also, start doing research freshman year. The most important things for grad school are not your GPA and GRE scores, but your research and LoRs. This is all you need to know. I know people that have gotten great grades (GPA/GRE) but bad recommendations and found themselves limited in where they cou...
by miles01110
Tue Jun 23, 2009 2:21 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Going into Electrical Engineering...
Replies: 7
Views: 1257

Re: Going into Electrical Engineering...

EEs will always be in some sort of demand.
by miles01110
Fri May 08, 2009 11:42 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Classical Music Dying?
Replies: 106
Views: 7869

Re: Classical Music Dying?

You should have heard the opinions that was received for Beethoven's 3rd symphony. (though it was nothing like the opinions of Mahler's ANY symphony) 1 of the Beatles is dead before Bernstein. The best reviews are of Tchaikovsky's works- particularly the first piano concerto and the violin concerto...
by miles01110
Sun May 03, 2009 11:11 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Hunt for Gollum- released today!
Replies: 3
Views: 699

The Hunt for Gollum- released today!

A 45 minute open-source fan fiction movie. Looks pretty cool.

http://www.thehuntforgollum.com
by miles01110
Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:33 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: I'm in Need Of A Good Physics Textbook
Replies: 24
Views: 1610

Re: I'm in Need Of A Good Physics Textbook

I used Young and Freedman, and I thought it was really good. At the Physics C level I don't recommend specialized E&M books like Griffiths; those are more tailored to undergraduates who have taken some more rigorous math courses than I imagine you've done in high school so far.
by miles01110
Sun Apr 26, 2009 11:01 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Down to it: MIT or Princeton?
Replies: 6
Views: 1314

Re: Down to it: MIT or Princeton?

but classes are there, if you want them. I even know someone who's majoring in literature here (21L, and he jokes that he's "the happiest guy at MIT"), and the guy living next door to me wants to double major in Computer Science (6) and Music (21M). Yes. It's true. Contrary to popular bel...
by miles01110
Fri Apr 17, 2009 6:06 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Music with crescendos?
Replies: 41
Views: 14480

Re: Music with crescendos?

The second movement of Hindemith's Symphonic Metamorphoses (Turandot) is also another long crescendo.
by miles01110
Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:44 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Debt and College
Replies: 69
Views: 3546

Re: Debt and College

I purposely avoided this thread for a couple of days just because the level of utter ignorance exhibited by certain people is, frankly, some of the worst I've ever seen on these forums. Jumping into any situation regarding debt with a, "oh, I won't worry about it, the averages should bear me ou...
by miles01110
Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:25 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Replacing Blown Capacitors
Replies: 13
Views: 1103

Re: Replacing Blown Capacitors

Ick, that looks like a non-ideal situation indeed. I think that trying to get the board out is probably your best bet, unless you can find some small, strong 90 degree clippers.
by miles01110
Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:24 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Music with crescendos?
Replies: 41
Views: 14480

Re: Music with crescendos?

Bolero?
by miles01110
Tue Apr 14, 2009 7:47 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Global Warming and sea level rise
Replies: 34
Views: 2167

Re: Global Warming and sea level rise

headprogrammingczar wrote:Be careful. There are people who believe all four of these.


So? That doesn't mean they're correct.
by miles01110
Mon Apr 13, 2009 8:36 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Replacing Blown Capacitors
Replies: 13
Views: 1103

Re: Replacing Blown Capacitors

Not the most elegant solution, but it would probably work. I'd probably try and clip the leads of the capacitor instead of sawing them. edit: and make sure you hold the cap with some tweezers when you're soldering the leads back together. It might seem obvious, but I'm always surprised at how quickl...
by miles01110
Fri Apr 10, 2009 9:53 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Global Warming and sea level rise
Replies: 34
Views: 2167

Re: Global Warming and sea level rise

Not sure whether it was 5 million or 6 million Jews killed in the Holocaust? Then it was likely only 50 or 60. Not sure whether the Earth is 4.3 or 4.6 billion years old? Then it's probably more around 6000. Not sure if you've found every single scrap of metal from the plane that hit the Pentagon? ...
by miles01110
Thu Apr 09, 2009 6:35 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Are MacBooks worth it?
Replies: 33
Views: 3169

Re: Are MacBooks worth it?

However, I want a good quality screen (17'' would be optimal, but 15'' is acceptable too) If you're getting a Macbook you're out of luck on all three counts. The screen is terrible and only comes in 13". If you're getting the Macbook Pro you can get a 15" or 17" screen that is much h...
by miles01110
Tue Apr 07, 2009 6:53 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Debt and College
Replies: 69
Views: 3546

Re: Debt and College

Having some debt in your past is good, as long as you pay it back on time . If you are applying for a loan, the bank want to give you the loan as long as you pay it back because they want the intrest. It is very simple, they make money as long as you pay it back. How do credit card companies make m...
by miles01110
Tue Apr 07, 2009 2:57 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Debt and College
Replies: 69
Views: 3546

Re: Debt and College

2) The average Person buys a new car every 5 years, or so. Having $60k in debt is no different than buying 2 $30,000 cars over 10 years. The point being, $60k sounds like a lot, but if you factor in all the normal expenses you will incur as a college grad, you will find its actually kind of small.....
by miles01110
Tue Apr 07, 2009 7:44 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Laptop LCD Screen flickering
Replies: 6
Views: 1201

Re: Laptop LCD Screen flickering

What kind of laptop is it? You might be able to search and see if other owners are having the same sort of problem, and if they have a fix.
by miles01110
Tue Apr 07, 2009 7:43 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Debt and College
Replies: 69
Views: 3546

Re: Debt and College

Sorry but the "don't worry at all about debt!" mantra is utter bullshit. Of course debt should factor into your decision on what school to go to. 1) The salary difference between HS and college is Substantial, particularly over the course of your life. Hence, any debt you accumulate is goi...
by miles01110
Tue Apr 07, 2009 7:33 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Academic Careers in Cosmology
Replies: 5
Views: 1269

Re: Academic Careers in Cosmology

Is it really harder than in other areas of astrophysics? I get the impression that all you have to do is some kind of string theory thing and they throw money at you (almost) - it seems to be the 'in' thing at the moment, for which there is plenty of funding available. It is different in the US. Bu...
by miles01110
Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:23 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Lego creations!
Replies: 9
Views: 21481

Re: Lego creations!

Here's a boat that I made way back when, complete will a missile launcher and gun turrets. Too bad I lost some of the pieces...

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by miles01110
Sun Mar 29, 2009 7:17 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: My website with pretty pictures
Replies: 6
Views: 1082

Re: My website with pretty pictures

Poohblah wrote:(Granted, it's not exactly XHTML-compliant, but whatever.)


For a business website, this is not the attitude you want to be taking when it comes to compliancy.
by miles01110
Fri Mar 20, 2009 7:18 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Website critique
Replies: 3
Views: 812

Re: Website critique

Kind of an eclectic color scheme if you ask me...
by miles01110
Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:09 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books that make you ridiculously happy (or: pick-me-ups)
Replies: 41
Views: 6377

Re: Books that make you ridiculously happy (or: pick-me-ups)

My favorite book is still Charlotte's Web.
by miles01110
Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:08 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Fublag, or: How I Stopped Worrying and Finally Got a Blog
Replies: 6
Views: 2330

Re: Fublag, or: How I Stopped Worrying and Finally Got a Blog

I do not know how to go about doing this though. :-\
by miles01110
Mon Mar 16, 2009 1:54 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: FiftyWordStories.com
Replies: 4
Views: 903

Re: FiftyWordStories.com

While I probably won't submit anything anytime soon, I did find this to be a novel (hah, get it? ...) idea. I'll be coming back to read most definitely.
by miles01110
Sun Mar 15, 2009 4:25 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Fublag, or: How I Stopped Worrying and Finally Got a Blog
Replies: 6
Views: 2330

Re: Fublag, or: How I Stopped Worrying and Finally Got a Blog

Does xkcd have a blag ring? One should be started...
by miles01110
Sat Mar 14, 2009 8:57 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Small Bug In Forum Search?
Replies: 28
Views: 6095

Re: Small Bug In Forum Search?

Any progress on this? I sorely miss this feature...
by miles01110
Wed Mar 11, 2009 7:11 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What games are you currently playing?
Replies: 107
Views: 7485

Re: What games are you currently playing?

I got hooked on AstroEmpires. For a webgame it takes up a disproportionate amount of my time and attention...
by miles01110
Tue Mar 10, 2009 9:09 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Xkcd Cookbook (with an unfinished index in the OP)
Replies: 685
Views: 223724

Re: The Xkcd Cookbook

I had a serious lack of ingredients at my apartment today, but a surprisingly filling dinner is as follows: -Boil several salt-potato sized potatoes in salt water -steam some broccoli and melt butter over them -Upon taking the potatoes out of the boiling water (when they are tender enough to eat), s...
by miles01110
Sun Mar 08, 2009 9:07 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Finding Free MathType-style equation editor for mac
Replies: 3
Views: 1673

Re: Finding Free MathType-style equation editor for mac

Do you know LaTeX? If you do, it'd be a lot easier just to use something like LaTeXit to insert equations into the document...

As for copy/pasting to LaTeX markup... never heard of any program that does that.
by miles01110
Sun Mar 08, 2009 9:04 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Import Images To LaTeX
Replies: 3
Views: 1147

Re: Import Images To LaTeX

You need them in .eps format.

Then you do something like (you'll need to be using the graphics package)

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\includegraphics{image.eps}


or

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\scalebox{.5}{\includegraphics{image.eps}}


to scale the image to 1/2 size.
by miles01110
Fri Mar 06, 2009 10:23 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Solar power and global warming
Replies: 21
Views: 1707

Re: Solar power and global warming

Forgive me. I have trouble taking people seriously when they dismiss decades of research and the collective opinion of several official worldwide committees like the IPCC in a sweeping gesture like that. Not saying I disagree with the anthropogenic global warming theory, but actual science is defin...

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