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by Lleu
Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:16 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: The Red Spider Project
Replies: 246
Views: 167933

Re: The Red Spider Project

Is it better practice to wait until something substantial is complete before submitting a pull request, or to do a little bit at a time?
by Lleu
Tue Jun 04, 2013 1:17 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: The Red Spider Project
Replies: 246
Views: 167933

Re: The Red Spider Project

Fixed ./setup.py and the Readme. I'll take care of State of the Art after work.

Anyway, I'm currently reading through Git's manuals and documentation to figure out how best to handle Issue # 35: Git home-made convenience functions.
by Lleu
Mon Jun 03, 2013 4:51 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: The Red Spider Project
Replies: 246
Views: 167933

Re: The Red Spider Project

Talked to Julien forever ago about contributing to the RSP, and just sent my first ever pull request! I feel so professional.... Anyway, just saying hi. I might jump on one of the free ideas. Or see if I can figure out how to fix one of the issues. Or something else entirely. I don't know. I'm just ...
by Lleu
Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1199: "Silence"
Replies: 107
Views: 16868

Re: 1199: "Silence"

Scorpio3002 wrote:Oh hey, a 4'33'' joke. How original.

I agree with this guy. It's not that I'm inundated with 4'33" jokes. It's just that it feels that way, considering that that song is possibly the easiest target ever. If you've heard one joke, you've heard 'em all.
by Lleu
Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:54 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: New to Coding
Replies: 107
Views: 142575

Re: New to Coding

What can I do with coding? I want to make games, a graphing program, and bots that play games. That's about all I can think to do. However, I get the feeling that there's a lot I'm missing out on if I just do that. Are there any areas that would be beneficial to explore, especially if I'm considerin...
by Lleu
Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:07 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: What's the point of HTML
Replies: 21
Views: 9683

What's the point of HTML

So I'm new to computers. Spent all day learning HTML. Excited by my new knowledge, I went online, looked for a thingy giving free webhosting, and prepared to put my skills to the test. Then I found out that it was mostly done with a more advanced editor that let you create text boxes and wrote the H...
by Lleu
Tue Jan 17, 2012 2:02 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Temperature on the Moon
Replies: 9
Views: 2385

Temperature on the Moon

Short question: What does it mean for the moon to have a temperature of -150 C? Elaboration: I've been trying to figure out what temperature looks like in space. Since it's a vacuum, you should only lose temperature by radiation. This would take a while and continue until you're hovering right above...
by Lleu
Sun Dec 11, 2011 5:12 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: How difficult would this be to create?
Replies: 11
Views: 2516

Re: How difficult would this be to create?

I myself have a site like that. If you wish to maintain it properly and not have to work 30 hours in a week just keep it up, you'll have to learn a -lot- to get this going. Interesting. What does this number look like if I do it right the first time? We do need to know how "computer-illiterate...
by Lleu
Sun Dec 11, 2011 2:44 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: How difficult would this be to create?
Replies: 11
Views: 2516

How difficult would this be to create?

Pretty sure this is the right forum, but I'm nearly computer-illiterate, so apologies if this isn't. I want to create a website that's essentially just a searchable archive of user-submitted content. Users will be able to vote content up or down and also comment on it. Votes on all of a user's submi...
by Lleu
Tue Dec 21, 2010 3:27 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Teaching myself math after calculus
Replies: 7
Views: 1794

Teaching myself math after calculus

Unfortunately, my situation does not allow me to study math in a formal classroom setting, so I plan to study it by myself. I've had two semesters of calculus, which was pretty much the best thing ever, and a semester of linear algebra, which I found a bit dull. So, any suggestions for further texts...
by Lleu
Mon Dec 13, 2010 11:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0833: "Convincing"
Replies: 85
Views: 20279

Re: 0833: "Convincing"

This would've made me cheer, but it's 5 am and my dorm's asleep. Excellent comic.

I once took a college level psychology class, and the professor didn't label most of her axes. We once spent about 5 minutes trying to figure out what something that should have been simple meant because of it.
by Lleu
Fri Jun 11, 2010 6:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0752: "Phobia"
Replies: 90
Views: 24182

Re: "Phobia" discussion (#752)

Am I the only one who found this funny? There's a setup to a relationship discussion, but it's denied when we find out the black-haired girl was actually talking about storm chasing. It's funny because it's not what you expect. And then Randall spends an extra panel showing off his l33t drawing skil...
by Lleu
Sat May 22, 2010 9:13 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What's up with Ronald Mallett and Time Travel?
Replies: 16
Views: 2850

What's up with Ronald Mallett and Time Travel?

I'm surprised there's not a thread on this yet. I was reading on Cracked today that a scientist named Ronald Mallett is inventing time travel. So what's up with that? Could this actually work, or is it just the ravings of a lunatic? How far is the media stretching the truth when they say "time ...
by Lleu
Tue Oct 13, 2009 4:59 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Teacher Quotes
Replies: 1764
Views: 369723

Re: Awesome Teacher Quotes

Theory teacher on a Bach chorale: "This isn't very good counterpoint."
Though admittedly, I took that way out of context. Still an awesome quote though.
by Lleu
Wed Aug 12, 2009 4:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0622: "Haiku Proof"
Replies: 126
Views: 39766

Re: "Haiku Proof" discussion

I love it. Pure win. That is all.
by Lleu
Tue Jul 21, 2009 2:55 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Question about simple proof that for all sets A, {} ⊂ A
Replies: 5
Views: 768

Re: Question about simple proof that for all sets A, {} ⊂ A

Oh, dear. I'm sorry. I really screwed up the title. Fix'd. And I used {} to denote the empty set since I don't know how to type the 0 with the line through it. Thanks for the input!
by Lleu
Tue Jul 21, 2009 1:19 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Question about simple proof that for all sets A, {} ⊂ A
Replies: 5
Views: 768

Question about simple proof that for all sets A, {} ⊂ A

Background: No experience in proving things whatsoever. Working alone out of a textbook about Graph Theory for non-mathematicians. No answers in the back. No teacher. Not homework. Assume the opposite. Thus, there exists an x such that x ɛ {} and x ~ɛ A. But x ~ɛ {}. [obligatory closing remarks] Is ...
by Lleu
Tue Jun 02, 2009 1:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28549
Views: 3165146

Re: Rant Thread

Why do I have to be so emotionally stable? I can't seem to get inside the composer's head like other people. Well, Bach's easy, but still. I can only get a rough imitation of what's going on. So in order to advance musically I'm going to have to get a girlfriend, which is something I swore I would n...
by Lleu
Fri May 29, 2009 11:13 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Panic about your exam!
Replies: 77
Views: 5053

Re: Panic about your exam!

Had my Sociology exam today. Not too bad, except halfway through I realized that I was writing the wrong essay. Epic fail.
by Lleu
Mon May 11, 2009 2:46 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: AP Calc BC 2009
Replies: 17
Views: 2555

Re: AP Calc BC 2009

You know, for #6, I decided that it would be a good idea to find the Taylor series for (x-1)^2. And then I failed that miserably. And then I found that the series didn't converge ever.

I hate my life.
by Lleu
Fri May 08, 2009 12:01 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9560
Views: 1119475

Re: What are you listening to?

Holst - Mars. Getting pumped just before school. Probably a bad idea, but whatever.
by Lleu
Thu May 07, 2009 12:51 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28549
Views: 3165146

Re: Rant Thread

Took me a while to figure out how to sum it up without saying to much, but basically our relationship is very similar to what Mr. Lorry kept saying his relationship with Lucie was supposed to be at the beginning of A Tale of Two Cities. This is supposed to be professional. Clearly, something has gon...
by Lleu
Wed May 06, 2009 10:01 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Comical mistakes in your homework.
Replies: 144
Views: 15541

Re: Comical mistakes in your homework.

I just calculated that a diver was in freefall for roughly 15 seconds, or roughly 1 kilometer.
by Lleu
Wed May 06, 2009 9:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28549
Views: 3165146

Re: Rant Thread

I am not your toy. Stop fawning over me. Do not start planning my graduation party, which I'm not going have. Do not try to make me social. I have better things to do then follow you like a dog. Do not take me shopping for clothes. I am not a doll to be dressed up and shown off. Oddly enough, that w...
by Lleu
Tue Apr 28, 2009 11:31 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Good problem for a 10th grader?
Replies: 32
Views: 2624

Re: Good problem for a 10th grader?

Office_Shredder wrote:Find n such that n2 - n + 41 is not prime (well, it's easy if you know what you're doing, but nearly impossible to do by guess and check on paper :) )

I'm assuming n can be any real number?
by Lleu
Tue Apr 28, 2009 2:44 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9560
Views: 1119475

Re: What are you listening to?

Das Rheingold. Sounds like the last maiden (Flosshilde?) is scorning Alberich.

(Yes, I was right. Flosshilde is third. I'm way too obsessed with this.)
by Lleu
Mon Apr 27, 2009 11:00 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Good problem for a 10th grader?
Replies: 32
Views: 2624

Re: Good problem for a 10th grader?

Wow, thanks for all the replies! I'll definitely have to check out graph theory. That stuff looks fun.

If it helps, she's currently taking Geometry. She's fairly solid in basic algebra skills.
by Lleu
Mon Apr 27, 2009 3:07 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Good problem for a 10th grader?
Replies: 32
Views: 2624

Good problem for a 10th grader?

So I've been trying to think of good math problems for the 10th grader that I tutor to do. Since, you know, school maths tend to be mindless. I was thinking of asking her to prove that no even number can be expressed as a sum of two consecutive whole numbers without using the property that adding an...
by Lleu
Sat Apr 25, 2009 9:57 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: POST YOUR MUSIC HERE and actually Listen too! (Rules in OP)
Replies: 396
Views: 155102

Re: Post YOUR music here (Merged : The Rainbow Correction)

Well, I have a recording of May the Force be with You by John Williams.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnWwgMgDE7o
I should probably put on some ragtime sometime too.
by Lleu
Sat Apr 25, 2009 4:30 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Bwuh?! about MKUltra
Replies: 8
Views: 1741

Re: Bwuh?! about MKUltra

Well, the Freedom of Information Act allows us to request some declassified documents, so why not just ask the CIA? On the site now, browsing some documents. MKULTRA definitely exists. Something about "mineral transformations." Seems to have taken place around 1962. Under summary of past w...
by Lleu
Fri Apr 24, 2009 11:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28549
Views: 3165146

Re: Rant Thread

To a large group, not an individual: Why do you have to keep taking field trips? Don't tell me it's educational; it's not. I've been on those field trips. They're just an excuse to go party in some other city. We're a high school, not a conservatory. Sure one or two trips is fine, but leaving every ...
by Lleu
Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:10 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Comical mistakes in your homework.
Replies: 144
Views: 15541

Re: Comical mistakes in your homework.

I recently stated that the domain of a function was "-2*2^.5 <= 0 <= 2*2^.5"
For the record, I did have the right idea. It just didn't transfer that well.
by Lleu
Fri Apr 17, 2009 9:25 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Music with crescendos?
Replies: 41
Views: 16291

Re: Music with crescendos?

miles01110 wrote:Bolero?

That was funny.

Also the Prelude of Das Rheingold.
by Lleu
Fri Apr 17, 2009 9:19 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Perfect Moments In Music
Replies: 396
Views: 186325

Re: Perfect Moments In Music

Das Rheingold by Wagner, when Alberich takes the gold and a hideous Rheingold leitmotif plays. Also at the end of scene 1 where the Ring motif turns into the Walhalla motif.
by Lleu
Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:45 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Teacher Quotes
Replies: 1764
Views: 369723

Re: Awesome Teacher Quotes

During advanced music, the teacher related how Haydn got frustrated with a soprano and threw her out the window.
"I think it's everyone's secret fantasy to throw a soprano out the window."
by Lleu
Sun Apr 12, 2009 4:36 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Worst/Most Confusing Test Questions
Replies: 53
Views: 6066

Re: Worst/Most Confusing Test Questions

During a chemistry exam, we were asked to find the molarity of a substance. It was a multiple choice. The molarity of the substance was not one of the given answers. The molality was, though.

Yes, I cross-checked that with several books and friends afterwards. It definitely wasn't me.
by Lleu
Sun Apr 12, 2009 4:28 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Help Us................Please
Replies: 16
Views: 1881

Re: Help Us................Please

For scholarships check out fastweb.com and scholarships.com. They have a lot of good ones. I'm pretty sure that the CIA and Department of Defense offer programs where they pay for college and you work there over the summer and after college, but I think it's field-specific. You might want to check i...
by Lleu
Thu Mar 26, 2009 3:08 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Good computer for college?
Replies: 8
Views: 943

Re: Good computer for college?

Okay, so I've found one that looks good to me: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834220442 The problem is: I have no idea whether it will run programs like Mathematica, and I don't know how to check. Er... how to proceed? Also, thanks for all the advice so far. I definitely won't...
by Lleu
Tue Mar 24, 2009 8:27 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Good computer for college?
Replies: 8
Views: 943

Re: Good computer for college?

b1ackcat wrote:Until you define your personal definition for "affordable", it's going to turn into:

Code: Select all

Affordable, fast, big harddrive
pick 2.

Ah, good point. I was thinking around a maximum of $800.

(Currently looking at previous two recommendations.)
by Lleu
Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:43 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Good computer for college?
Replies: 8
Views: 943

Good computer for college?

I'm trying to find a good, affordable laptop that I can use for college, and I have no idea where to start looking. I need it to be reasonably fast, with a fair amount of storage space. I'm going into math, so I'll also need it to run programs like Mathematica or whatever is used. Any tips?

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