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by mudge
Mon Mar 29, 2010 4:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0720: "Recipes"
Replies: 88
Views: 20971

Re: "Recipes" Discussion

zac6x9 wrote:Does the rightmost glass contain a superfluid?


Damn. Ninja'd.
by mudge
Mon May 04, 2009 4:58 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Fine art
Replies: 13
Views: 6532

Re: Fine art

This = Amazing I love this thread, and there are only a handful of posts! Considering my baby hands, this is an unacceptably low number. I would post, but none of my art should be taken seriously. What I'm trying to say is.... the painting and sculptures are absolutely brilliant. Hopefully more peo...
by mudge
Thu Apr 09, 2009 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: The "Meowgan is awesomesauce" thread.
Replies: 44
Views: 5718

Re: The "Meowgan is awesomesauce" thread.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3596/3414883116_62fabf9fa9.jpg?v=0 http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3587/3414076005_f435b442d4.jpg?v=0 Top. http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3559/3414882346_f194db883a.jpg?v=0 Bottom. I still need to sew the shooty laser bit on, but that's a Cylon raider. Better photos la...
by mudge
Thu Apr 09, 2009 4:47 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Fine art
Replies: 13
Views: 6532

Re: Fine art

I sculpted again! yay! (spoilered for nudity) http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2371/73/75/3218078/n3218078_41732530_2122.jpg This is at the end of 7 weeks of an 8 week class. I don't have the week 8 photos yet the finished sculpture: http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2723/73/...
by mudge
Thu Mar 19, 2009 7:52 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: What is Meaning in Art?
Replies: 17
Views: 2332

Re: What is Meaning in Art?

I have puzzled over this forever, because my art teachers keep asking for a meaning...and I simply cannot grasp the concept. contemporary art is all about bullshit. i know that'll get a few knee-jerk reactions, but for the most part, it's true. we're very caught up on conceptual art, where the conc...
by mudge
Mon Mar 16, 2009 2:05 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: The "Meowgan is awesomesauce" thread.
Replies: 44
Views: 5718

Re: The "Meowgan is awesomesauce" thread.

Haha. I have plans to knit the wooden sword you get given in every single Zelda game. I dunno what I'll knit after that that's game related. The little guy from Little Big Planet? ...please? Here's a pattern. Off you go. :( The only thing I can knit is a worm. Or a very accurate reproduction of a p...
by mudge
Sun Mar 15, 2009 7:00 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: The "Meowgan is awesomesauce" thread.
Replies: 44
Views: 5718

Re: The "Meowgan is awesomesauce" thread.

Meowgan wrote:Haha. I have plans to knit the wooden sword you get given in every single Zelda game. I dunno what I'll knit after that that's game related.


The little guy from Little Big Planet?

...please?
by mudge
Sat Mar 14, 2009 4:42 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: What is Meaning in Art?
Replies: 17
Views: 2332

Re: What is Meaning in Art?

Do you have any artwork that you would be willing to post for critiques? I feel like this thread is veering too far into the hypothetical
by mudge
Sat Mar 14, 2009 3:13 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: What is Meaning in Art?
Replies: 17
Views: 2332

Re: What is Meaning in Art?

Because I like to make art? Because I want to make my art better? Because I like to use my art to tell stories? Why the hell am I required to get emotion out of art or put it into my own just to make it. I'm not saying you have to, I just don't understand why anyone would endure an art degree if th...
by mudge
Fri Mar 13, 2009 1:17 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: What is Meaning in Art?
Replies: 17
Views: 2332

Re: What is Meaning in Art?

If you don't get any emotion from art, then why in god's name are you majoring in it?
by mudge
Fri Mar 13, 2009 5:52 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: What is Meaning in Art?
Replies: 17
Views: 2332

Re: What is Meaning in Art?

First of all, commissions have nothing to do with a piece being art or not. Almost all western art is a product, not art for art's sake. The difference between illustration and fine art is that when an artist makes an illustration, they are silent in the matter. The piece should not speak for them, ...
by mudge
Mon Mar 09, 2009 1:09 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Fine art
Replies: 13
Views: 6532

Re: Fine art

I sculpted again! yay!

(spoilered for nudity)
Spoiler:
Image


This is at the end of 7 weeks of an 8 week class. I don't have the week 8 photos yet
by mudge
Mon Jan 26, 2009 2:16 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: objects that we'd like to hold, but can't in this universe
Replies: 41
Views: 5711

Re: Looking for a link for these 4 and 5 dimensional graphs

antonfire wrote:This thread is now about objects that we'd like to see or hold, but can't without escaping from our mortal coil.


Then I want to see an intelligent post from gbagcn2.





Oh, and a mature post from me.
by mudge
Mon Sep 29, 2008 12:05 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: BMI and you
Replies: 49
Views: 4677

Re: BMI and you

Alas, I think BMI is right in that I am overweight. First: it is way too easy to bash BMI for completely failing the square/cube law. Second: If you are so in shape while BMI says you are fat: do you float in water (not applicable for women)? If you can't float at all (chest full of air),you can st...
by mudge
Thu Aug 28, 2008 2:18 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Favorite math jokes
Replies: 1452
Views: 461189

Re: Favorite math jokes

A man went to the post office to post a fishing rod which was five feet long and all in one piece. He was upset to find that the maximum parcel length the post office would accept was four feet. He solved the problem by placing the fishing rod diagonally in a rectangular box of length four feet and...
by mudge
Thu Aug 28, 2008 6:07 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: BMI and you
Replies: 49
Views: 4677

Re: BMI and you

I think I fall into the "muscly" camp, but I haven't gone to the gym in years. My BMI puts me at "obese" but my blood pressure is 120/70, and my cholesterol level is 100 mg/dL. I could stand to lose a few pounds, but if I lost the 30 lbs. to get to the high end of "healthy&q...
by mudge
Sun Aug 24, 2008 2:33 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Foxtrot math test
Replies: 10
Views: 3640

Re: Foxtrot math test

Mathematica gives a very unpretty answer involving the PolyGamma function, so I wouldn't stress about it. It's about 0.239561
by mudge
Sat Aug 23, 2008 12:57 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Photoshop must be stopped!
Replies: 17
Views: 2890

Re: Photoshop must be stopped!

Spoiler:
Image
by mudge
Thu Aug 07, 2008 9:04 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Math Research
Replies: 12
Views: 2038

Re: Math Research

I do group theory (finite and profinite groups), so I've heard the word 'geometric' thrown about, but I still have no idea what it means. Something to do with the 'shape' of Cayley graphs? Hmm, Wikipedia says I should read something by Gromov. I think one of my office-mates does geometric group the...
by mudge
Tue Aug 05, 2008 8:24 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Math Research
Replies: 12
Views: 2038

Re: Math Research

I was smitten with what I saw of geometric group theory. That's a pretty hot field right now.

I think algebraic geometry has a lot of activity right now, but I would rather eat nails with my ass than study it.
by mudge
Tue Aug 05, 2008 8:18 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Careers for Mathematicians EXCEPT Finance, Teaching or Stats
Replies: 15
Views: 2332

Re: Careers for Mathematicians EXCEPT Finance, Teaching or Stats

So yes, in a bit of a quandry as to what my options as (potentially) something with a Masters in Mathematics not able enough to go down the PhD->Research route. Any thoughts/suggestions? My other great love is Music/Audio related pursuits and I had thought about looking at places like Bose and so o...
by mudge
Sun Aug 03, 2008 4:17 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Dromaeosaur (and now Triceratops) with thanks to xkcd
Replies: 23
Views: 4492

Re: Dromaeosaur (and now Triceratops) with thanks to xkcd

Bought colour. oh goodness, colour... http://www.danamania.com/tmp/rewarding.jpg http://www.danamania.com/tmp/eyesketch.jpg One of these days I might get back to doing the palaeoart I always wanted to do - until then I'll practice on mammals... Dana Now you're just fucking with us. How much tra...
by mudge
Thu Jul 31, 2008 12:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Velociraptor Robot
Replies: 26
Views: 3378

Velociraptor Robot

WHO WOULD BUILD SUCH A MONSTROSITY?!

http://www.vimeo.com/1316102

edit: Link updated, this should work (sorry for the previous NSFW content, it was linked off of mathpuzzle.com and I didn't look around much)
by mudge
Tue Jul 29, 2008 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Dromaeosaur (and now Triceratops) with thanks to xkcd
Replies: 23
Views: 4492

Re: Dromaeosaur (and now Triceratops) with thanks to xkcd

http://www.vitruvianschool.com/artwork/bk_cast2.jpg ... that's done in charcoal. (no, I didn't make it, but I know the guy who did) Wow. Wow . That's amazing. And that's all 2d, right? It looks so...real. Yeah, it's from one of the instructors at a tiny art school here. If you look at it up close i...
by mudge
Tue Jul 29, 2008 4:44 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Dromaeosaur (and now Triceratops) with thanks to xkcd
Replies: 23
Views: 4492

Re: Dromaeosaur (and now Triceratops) with thanks to xkcd

As a followup, thank you all for the comments here - it's helped with a little confidence in my drawing skills, and I just shipped off my first piece to be hung on someone else's wall :). Not a dinosaur - not even geeky - but I'm pretty buzzed all the same. It's a wedding photo for a good friend's ...
by mudge
Fri Jul 25, 2008 3:52 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Web Tricky!
Replies: 36
Views: 3603

Re: Web Tricky!

Ramses IV wrote:I got to level 2....yeah, I suck. But really, I couldn't find anything in the source code!


Then you aren't at level 2. Read the top of your browser.
by mudge
Fri Jul 25, 2008 1:13 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Rubik's Cubes
Replies: 52
Views: 11583

Re: Rubik's Cubes

What do you guys recommend for a beginner who wants to be able to get around 60s consistently? I learned an 8-algorithm layer method from here yesterday, and am getting ~5 mins each time. Lubricate your cube. Practice practice practice. Play with it and try to figure out algorithms on your own. I t...
by mudge
Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:44 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Rubik's Cubes
Replies: 52
Views: 11583

Re: Rubik's Cubes

Octahedra wrote:just randomize your 4³ again and solve it again
you may have to do it several times. (you can't save the centers)


this algorithm is not guaranteed to halt. Also, I found that figuring out how to solve the parity problem was probably the most enriching and frustrating thing about the 4x4
by mudge
Mon Jul 21, 2008 12:17 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Majoring in Math
Replies: 48
Views: 7334

Re: Majoring in Math

On a related note, are there really no career opportunities for pure mathematicians other than teaching? I mean, I guess you can be a research professor, but no one would hire you for that unless you were extremely qualified (and even then, wouldn't most universities force you to teach?). I mean, I...
by mudge
Mon Jul 21, 2008 5:54 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Web Tricky!
Replies: 36
Views: 3603

Re: Web Tricky!

For one thing, you misspelled diminutive. That was a fucking joy when I spelled it correctly. Also, your numbered directories are viewable. By messing around with them, I got to level 14. assuming GORY BOY is Green Orange Red Yellow Blue Orange Yellow, I get "wingpig" for the answer, but ...
by mudge
Thu Jul 17, 2008 12:33 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: A Philosophy Comic
Replies: 28
Views: 6648

Re: A Philosophy Comic

Thanks for all the feedback, positive and otherwise! On the topic of wordiness again, the comic just couldn't be what I want it to be without some of the wordy comics. I know that doesn't suit everyone's tastes, but then what comic could? But I am trying to throw in some more of the simpler and les...
by mudge
Tue Jul 15, 2008 12:19 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Social problems of the hyper-complex number
Replies: 3
Views: 1676

Re: Social problems of the hyper-complex number

Here is a vague idea i had for a comic/cartoon, but didn't bother putting it in graphic form. I've never done cartoons and such before, but was inspired by xkcd cartoons so this is my first thought I'd get some feedback Title: The Increasing social problems of the number systems as they get more an...
by mudge
Tue Jul 15, 2008 12:03 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: A Philosophy Comic
Replies: 28
Views: 6648

Re: A Philosophy Comic

One of my pet peeves is comics that assume I'm going to read from the top speech bubble down, despite years of training to read left to right. Everytime I read your comic, it gets out of order. And I second the "too many words" comment. If you want to write monologues, write short stories ...
by mudge
Fri Jul 11, 2008 11:19 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: how many smooth functions are there?
Replies: 24
Views: 2588

Re: how many smooth functions are there?

I'm sorry, you're all mistaken. The answer is 12. There are 12 smooth functions.
by mudge
Mon Jul 07, 2008 10:51 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Rubik's Cubes
Replies: 52
Views: 11583

Re: Rubik's Cubes

An easier way? How were you doing it before? I don't know that standardised notation, so this will be difficult to describe. I was bringing a row from the top down, around, and back up , then doing the same to it's counterpart, then turning the top side around twice, flipping the cube over and repe...
by mudge
Sun Jul 06, 2008 4:34 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Rubik's Cubes
Replies: 52
Views: 11583

Re: Rubik's Cubes

mmm.. How about a fig newton? Do not want. Update: Found a way easier way to do it. An easier way? How were you doing it before? Yeah, it should be taking you three moves (depending on how you count moves. At the most, it's 12 quarter turns) When have all the center faces a different color, but the...
by mudge
Sat Jul 05, 2008 7:29 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Rubik's Cubes
Replies: 52
Views: 11583

Re: Rubik's Cubes

mmm.. How about a fig newton?
by mudge
Mon Jun 30, 2008 12:28 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: SCP Series Wiki - very interesting site
Replies: 5
Views: 7180

Re: SCP Series Wiki - very interesting site

xkdvd wrote:Why no comments?


because the site isn't interesting enough to comment on.
by mudge
Wed Jun 11, 2008 11:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0435: "Purity"
Replies: 649
Views: 183045

Re: "Purity" Discussion

Yeah, this comic is kind of funny, but it sidesteps the real issue (the alt text helps a little, though). What does purity have to do with anything? What does purity mean? If it means living in an ivory tower of abstraction, why should that even be something to be proud of? Why doesn't everyone jus...
by mudge
Wed Jun 11, 2008 6:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0435: "Purity"
Replies: 649
Views: 183045

Re: "Purity" Discussion

sk8ingdom wrote:I wonder where computational linguistics and semiotics fall...


FUCK computational linguistics.

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