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by thebeanie
Wed May 21, 2008 11:33 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Just when you thought it was safe... (Lorenz attractors)
Replies: 2
Views: 1322

Just when you thought it was safe... (Lorenz attractors)

....thebeanie is back. :twisted: Yes, thebeanie is back, and seeks information on the Lorenz attractor. Namely, the strange attractor in 3D space defined by these first-order nonlinear differential equations. \frac{dx}{dt} = \sigma (y - x) \frac{dy}{dt} = x (\rho - z) - y \frac{dz}{d...
by thebeanie
Sun Jan 27, 2008 7:42 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Portal! WILD MASS GUESSING AND THEORIZING AND BULLSHIT!
Replies: 423
Views: 74992

Re: Portal Secrets and Storylines? - ***spoiler warning***

Warning: Speculation ahead. May turn out to be a pack of lies. Ok, while mulling over the plot for a mod I and some friends are making (Zeeman Effect), we came up with this speculative timeline for the HL universe. 1982 - Alyx Vance is born. 1983 - GLaDOS is activated on Bring Your Daughter To Work ...
by thebeanie
Sat Jan 26, 2008 3:19 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Zeeman Effect Wants YOU!
Replies: 0
Views: 807

Zeeman Effect Wants YOU!

http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/4865/zeemaneffectlogosh9.png Zeeman Effect: A mod for Half-Life 2: Episode 2. One year after the Combine invasion, One month after the events of Portal. Chell Johnson, daughter of the deceased CEO of Aperture Science, has been placed into stasis on board the Borea...
by thebeanie
Wed Dec 05, 2007 8:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0353: "Python"
Replies: 241
Views: 57168

Re: "Python" discussion

FUCK YES.

FUCK YES.

FUCK YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!eleven

PYTHON FTW!


In your fucking face, Perl!
by thebeanie
Thu Nov 29, 2007 4:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0350: "Network"
Replies: 220
Views: 23020

Re: "Network" Discussion

I must obtain one of these setups.


RIGHT NOW.
by thebeanie
Fri Nov 16, 2007 10:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Update on xkcdforge
Replies: 14
Views: 2713

Re: Update on xkcdforge

All interested parties make their way to the blag(scroll up) and comment on the only post giving your name, reason for joining, and what you want to do.


Cheerio!
by thebeanie
Fri Nov 16, 2007 8:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0345: "1337: Part 5"
Replies: 136
Views: 35436

Re: "1337: Part 5" Discussion

WIN. That's all I can think right now. WIN.
by thebeanie
Thu Nov 15, 2007 12:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Update on xkcdforge
Replies: 14
Views: 2713

Re: Update on xkcdforge

Update: I've asked xkcd/davean if forge.xkcd.com would be a possibility. All units standing by.
by thebeanie
Wed Nov 14, 2007 8:34 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Religious Wars
Replies: 29
Views: 6537

Re: Religious Wars

Gordon wrote:Basically this is a place to have all those redundant Mac vs Windows vs Linus


Oi!
My name's Linus!
Why are all the OS's ganging up on me?
by thebeanie
Mon Nov 12, 2007 11:23 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Update on xkcdforge
Replies: 14
Views: 2713

Re: Update on xkcdforge

Ok. Comments disabled on the blog? Not any more. Also, if you register(and ask me nicely) I'll let you post.

EDIT: Also, KForge or GForge? Which one shall we use?
by thebeanie
Mon Nov 12, 2007 10:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0341: "1337: Part 1"
Replies: 89
Views: 22527

Re: "1337: Part 1" Discussion

a) Making SSH connections die is not that 1337. All you need is a way to detect encrypted traffic, and any half-decent LAN Monitor can do that. b) Mrs. Roberts is a god(dess). Assuming a 1Mbit/s DSL connection, that's 1,048,576 bits per second, which is 131072 bytes per second. With ASCII encoding(o...
by thebeanie
Sun Nov 11, 2007 12:03 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions
Replies: 4059
Views: 379708

Re: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions

Number One: Just because I like science fiction, gaming and computer programming means I have no concept whatsoever of "fun". Retarded. I like fun as much as the next...person who likes fun. Number Two: People who think that because I am insanely good at mathematics(compared to them) I sho...
by thebeanie
Sun Nov 11, 2007 11:51 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Update on xkcdforge
Replies: 14
Views: 2713

Re: Update on xkcdforge

Update: A server has been acquired from a friend of mine. Now we just need the domain. Excellent! A domain should be relatively easy. Could we ask Randall extra nicely if we could have one that sort of branches off xkcd.com? Like forge.xkcd.com? Good idea. I'll check with the collective daveanxkcd ...
by thebeanie
Sun Nov 11, 2007 3:00 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Update on xkcdforge
Replies: 14
Views: 2713

Re: Update on xkcdforge

Update: A server has been acquired from a friend of mine. Now we just need the domain.
by thebeanie
Sun Nov 11, 2007 2:09 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Update on xkcdforge
Replies: 14
Views: 2713

Update on xkcdforge

The xkcdforge project has decided the xkcdforge.net and xf.net will be the domain names. Coolness. Just updating you guys: ⋅ The project has an IRC channel now, #xkcdforge on foonetic. ⋅ The official xkcdforge blog is up at http://b.armory.com/~beanie/wordpress/ ⋅ Final...
by thebeanie
Sat Nov 10, 2007 5:56 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: The "IT DOESN'T WORK!" thread
Replies: 1963
Views: 573209

Re: The "IT DOESN'T WORK!" thread

This is evil. My very first pyGTK script and it refuses to work. Well, not quite. #!/usr/bin/env python import gtk import gtk.glade class HelloWorld: def __init__(self): #Set glade file self.gladefile = "helloworld.glade" self.wTree = gtk.glade.XML(self.gladefile) #Get main window and conn...
by thebeanie
Sat Nov 10, 2007 5:51 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: The value of Ruby?
Replies: 22
Views: 3686

Re: The value of Ruby?

Alas, one can't necessarily always say interpreted programs are platform independent :-( The case of something I've written in Python comes to mind. It uses pyGtk and, despite my best efforts, won't play ball on windows :-( That would probably be because GTK on windows depends on a crapload of thir...
by thebeanie
Sat Nov 10, 2007 5:41 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: What editor do you use?
Replies: 124
Views: 21607

Re: What editor do you use?

Inside of terminals/SSH sessions: Vim
In a GUI(Plain text): XEmacs (Ooh!)
In a GUI(Python): gedit or Stani's Python Editor
In a GUI(Windows): SciTE
In a GUI(Everything else): Kate
by thebeanie
Thu Nov 08, 2007 11:16 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Behold....xkcdForge!
Replies: 28
Views: 3409

Re: Behold....xkcdForge!

Mmmmkay. xkcdforge.net and xf.net for short have been decided. Neato-rama. Now we need web space. Any suggestions?
by thebeanie
Sat Nov 03, 2007 3:41 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Behold....xkcdForge!
Replies: 28
Views: 3409

Re: Behold....xkcdForge!

Right then peoples. The first thing we need to do before any of this is to get some webspace and the domain name. Anyone with ideas for the webspace, please post. As for the domain, let's see what's best. ⋅ www.xkcdforge.com (Available) ⋅ www.xkcdforge.net (Available) ⋅ ...
by thebeanie
Fri Nov 02, 2007 8:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Behold....xkcdForge!
Replies: 28
Views: 3409

Re: Behold....xkcdForge!

Maybe one of the projects to be undertaken in the xkcdforge could be to create an actual forge? Forges are cool. However, if you actually want to build a "real" thing(for queries related to the precise meaning of that word, see khmer), all the members would have to have the ability to mee...
by thebeanie
Thu Nov 01, 2007 12:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Behold....xkcdForge!
Replies: 28
Views: 3409

Behold....xkcdForge!

What if the denizens of the xkcd forums could have a place to run projects? Projects of any kind. Software projects. Art projects. Any collaborative project. What if....? "What if" is about to become "When can I". My evil plan grand vision is of xkcdForge , a place of pure freedo...
by thebeanie
Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:47 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Dissociated Press apps
Replies: 2
Views: 2510

Re: Dissociated Press apps

So, who's downloaded it and likes what they see?


Hmmm?
by thebeanie
Mon Oct 29, 2007 12:06 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Dissociated Press apps
Replies: 2
Views: 2510

Dissociated Press apps

Hello. As you probably know by now, the topic "Tales from #xkcd, Dissociated" in Sound and Fury/General uses the famous Dissociated press algorithm . The program used to create the random irc conversation was compiled from the C source code found here. Yes, it's not my code, but it works, ...
by thebeanie
Sat Oct 27, 2007 3:54 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Tales from #xkcd, Dissociated
Replies: 7
Views: 1321

Re: Tales from #xkcd, Dissociated

So did it keep each line intact and just pick a bunch of random lines and jumble them together. If so, I am wondering why there is another Princy, because that is my other nick that i use on the internet. Ah, no. Dissociated Press doesn't work like that. What it did output was a garbled mess, so I ...
by thebeanie
Fri Oct 26, 2007 4:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Tales from #xkcd, Dissociated
Replies: 7
Views: 1321

Tales from #xkcd, Dissociated

Xchat has been collecting logs of #xkcd for quite a while now. Today I had the idea to run these logs through the Dissociated Press(google it) algorithm. What came out was strange, weird and surreal. I hope you like it. <warriorness> s/crucial e5 pawn/crucial e6 pawn/ <trihedron> so it's c4!? now? <...
by thebeanie
Thu Oct 04, 2007 12:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Nerd test!
Replies: 231
Views: 20429

Re: Nerd test!

Image

Booyah!
by thebeanie
Mon Oct 01, 2007 4:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0323: "Ballmer Peak"
Replies: 116
Views: 56615

Re: "Ballmer Peak" Discussion

Hmm. I must experiment with this phenomenon. I wonder what superhuman Python looks like? We all know that Hyper-Perl looks like line noise, but Hyper-Python...? I also hear that Torvalds was drunk while writing parts of the original linux kernel... Anyhoo; import xkcd comic = xkcd.comic() while(win ...
by thebeanie
Mon Oct 01, 2007 4:17 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: XKCD EMP Cannon - [Expert required; apply inside]
Replies: 87
Views: 9200

XKCD EMP Cannon - [Expert required; apply inside]

As indicated in the most recent comic(Pix Plz, xkcd et al , 2007), an EMP cannon is a useful thing to have around. Ladies and Gentlemen, I propose... That we build one. Yes. This will be the xkcd EMP Cannon Project. I'm requesting anyone with knowledge of electromagnetics, engineering, or any geeky/...
by thebeanie
Sun Sep 23, 2007 9:50 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: /dev/cheese
Replies: 4
Views: 1622

Ah, the wheel-o-languages. If you were watching carefully, you will find that the languages (clockwise from the top) are as follows:
    Perl
    Ruby
    Python
    Java
    Haskell
    LISP
    C#
    C++


And yes, Simon has overclocked his CPU.
by thebeanie
Sat Sep 22, 2007 3:06 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: /dev/cheese
Replies: 4
Views: 1622

Re: /dev/cheese

Oh come on, they can't be that bad.
by thebeanie
Tue Sep 18, 2007 12:42 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: /dev/cheese
Replies: 4
Views: 1622

/dev/cheese

This is just a little stickman comic I work on in my spare time. I'm currently thinking up some good jokes for the next comic. http://img245.imageshack.us/img245/2213/comic1ps9.th.png http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/1991/comic2fn5.th.png http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/5050/comic3kk3.th.png http...
by thebeanie
Wed Sep 12, 2007 9:57 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Xkcd Cookbook (with an unfinished index in the OP)
Replies: 686
Views: 282703

thebeanie's tuna mash(this is actually good!) Ingredients: 1 can of tuna 30 ml of vinegar Method: Put tuna into blender. Whizz it around for quite some time, until it has been minced up into tiny bits. Then, place this material into a bowl. Add vinegar, and stir profusely. Then, spread it on some br...
by thebeanie
Sat Sep 08, 2007 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [Hypothetical] Designing Your Own Club*
Replies: 50
Views: 3593

So it's a club you want, eh? I call it "Aeol". Basically, the club itself is on an airship. (or ZEPPELIN, if you prefer). It blows wherever the wind takes it, and can change the wind if it prefers. Whenever it reaches somewhere sufficiently close to a major city, the engines(powered by sol...
by thebeanie
Sat Sep 08, 2007 4:13 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: setting up a home server
Replies: 9
Views: 2889

Ruby? HAH. Fools. Everyone knows Python is the way of the future. From his secret base in the North Sea, Guido van Rossum plans complete and utter domination of the scripting world! Here is a transcript of one of the actual conversations that occured within the __main__ control room, inside the Moat...
by thebeanie
Sat Sep 08, 2007 12:06 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: setting up a home server
Replies: 9
Views: 2889

Well, I set up a web server for a friend of mine last week, so this is what I suggest: OS:Either Gentoo, a debian-based distro(Debian, Ubuntu, Knoppix, etc) or a BSD. WebServer: Apache 2.2.x MySQL or PostgreSQL if you need a database If you want CGI, you'll need the necessary mods. * PHP-just instal...
by thebeanie
Sat Aug 25, 2007 10:27 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Things that are subsets of interesting
Replies: 0
Views: 1381

Things that are subsets of interesting

First of all, my blag. http://projectunlimit.blogspot.com Second, the webcomic Bristled, which is drawn by Stephanie Mebius. It's advertised in my sig, but here is the link. http://www.bristled-comic.com Lastly there is Things of Interest, run by Sam Hughes, who created the How To Destroy The Earth ...
by thebeanie
Sun Aug 12, 2007 6:54 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Building logic gates
Replies: 30
Views: 11782

Image

That is your TTL implementation of a NAND. However, one problem.

What's with the crazy transistor with 2 emitters? Is that a special type, or what?
by thebeanie
Sat Aug 11, 2007 12:37 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Anyone need some computation done this weekend?
Replies: 16
Views: 4961

Calculate pi to three trillion places.
by thebeanie
Sat Aug 11, 2007 9:13 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Building logic gates
Replies: 30
Views: 11782

Building logic gates

I want to build logic gates. Lots of logic gates. ANDs, ORs, NORs, NANDs, XORs, the lot of them. What I plan to do is build the gates out of Transistors. Then I shall assemble loads of them together to create a computer with less processing power than a watch. Then something. So, I need to know what...

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