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Thu Sep 22, 2011 6:55 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Differentiate the function: sqrt(10)/(x^7)
Replies: 12
Views: 5160

Re: Differentiate the function: sqrt(10)/(x^7)

Thank you very much! Not sure if I could have figured that one out by tomorrow without the help.
Thu Sep 22, 2011 6:25 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Differentiate the function: sqrt(10)/(x^7)
Replies: 12
Views: 5160

Re: Differentiate the function: sqrt(10)/(x^7)

So the correct form to start differentiating will be sqrt(10)*x^-7 which would differentiate into sqrt(10)*-7x^-8?
Thu Sep 22, 2011 5:51 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Differentiate the function: sqrt(10)/(x^7)
Replies: 12
Views: 5160

Re: Differentiate the function: sqrt(10)/(x^7)

Ah! I'm a bit foggy about it but I understand 1/x^2 is actually x^-2, is that what your getting at?. Silly part is I can't think of the reasoning behind it. Is there a specific name to that process?
Thu Sep 22, 2011 5:33 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Differentiate the function: sqrt(10)/(x^7)
Replies: 12
Views: 5160

Re: Differentiate the function: sqrt(10)/(x^7)

Yes, this problem is actually in the section that begins showing us these rules:
power, sum, difference, and constant rules.
Thu Sep 22, 2011 5:10 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Differentiate the function: sqrt(10)/(x^7)
Replies: 12
Views: 5160

Differentiate the function: sqrt(10)/(x^7)

This is actually a homework problem but I need it more for a test I'm taking tomorrow. I attempted to use the quotient rule but as I was using it I realized we aren't supposed to be using it(we learned quotient rule in 2.4, exam goes up to 2.3-if i got this problem on the test I wouldn't be allowed ...
Sat Sep 10, 2011 7:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Cats: Indoors or Out
Replies: 72
Views: 7661

Re: Cats: Indoors or Out

One got sick and had to get put down because some *angry words here* dumped anti freeze likely on purpose into the alley(anti freeze is extremely sweet, animals love it but it of course kills them). This doesn't make sense. Cats are purely predators and hence can't taste sweet . It basically doesn'...
Sat Sep 10, 2011 6:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Cats: Indoors or Out
Replies: 72
Views: 7661

Re: Cats: Indoors or Out

Depends on the location. Some areas might be fine to leave cats out. My dad grew up in the outskirts of a town so coyotes got any stray cats. Where I live now, the middle of the city, we used to have 2 cats that would roam the streets some. One got sick and had to get put down because some *angry wo...
Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Replies: 31
Views: 4111

the XKCD forums seem to be unique in this aspect. outside of the 'post your mug' threads that are on most forums, this is the first one that I've seen that has DOZENS of threads with 50 or many more pages while specific little topics don't crop up so much. Its amazingly relieving and it has so far o...
Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28546
Views: 3150847

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

In a similar vein, I want to play DoW: DC as a race other than 'crons or tau but the base game and Winter assault won't install. I remember the DOW games REQUIRE you to install them in a certain order. When I first bought it I looked up any problems with installs and that was everywhere. Side note:...
Fri Sep 02, 2011 5:55 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Dorm/Apartment/house on a 'budget'
Replies: 6
Views: 2286

Re: Dorm/Apartment/house on a 'budget'

Yeah I sort of realize the huge cost "little" things can be. Last year I was buying from a vending machine a granola bar almost every other day. Those damn things were 1.25 a piece! Now I'm buying that sort of thing in bulk(hooray for less than 50 cents ea.!). The major change that would h...
Thu Sep 01, 2011 6:57 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Dorm/Apartment/house on a 'budget'
Replies: 6
Views: 2286

Re: Dorm/Apartment/house on a 'budget'

Don't know why I didn't go to craigslist first, I've used it for dozens of other things. I have ~12 tabs of both affordable and likable ads just from the past 2 days! I guess I never thought about the weekly budget yet. I can live quite well on some basic foods but I realize that I may be wanting to...
Thu Sep 01, 2011 6:55 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Dorm/Apartment/house on a 'budget'
Replies: 6
Views: 2286

Dorm/Apartment/house on a 'budget'

I'm into my third semester at my university and have finally had the inkling of wanting to move out of my parents house. I'm going on scholarships and luckily have a decent amount left over. Since I don't have a job and don't in the foreseeable future see myself having one I would have to likely use...
Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:20 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: How much are you paying for books this semester?
Replies: 59
Views: 28812

Re: How much are you paying for books this semester?

This semester its only around 350. My first two semesters last year was in the range of 600-1000 each though. I was sort of surprised seeing i didn't have to fork out so much this time around.
Mon Aug 29, 2011 8:14 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Beast Wars(and, to a lesser extent, Beast Machines)
Replies: 6
Views: 1928

Re: Beast Wars(and, to a lesser extent, Beast Machines)

I never really had the childhood nostalgia for Beast Wars since I was either at the end of middle school or starting high school when it started airing, so I don't think I ever really had a chance to watch it. I tried watching the DVDs through Netflix, but I couldn't get into it. The CG was just to...
Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:14 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Beast Wars(and, to a lesser extent, Beast Machines)
Replies: 6
Views: 1928

Beast Wars(and, to a lesser extent, Beast Machines)

How many people here watched this? This was THE SHOW of my childhood for me, and I still like popping one of the dvds in to watch a couple episodes. It was the first show that I watched that had a continuous plot that you had to follow which was new and amazing to me. I'm still a little bitter that ...
Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:04 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Great Recommendation Thread (Movie, TV, Anime, Cartoon)
Replies: 292
Views: 159338

Re: The Great Recommendation Thread (Movie, TV, Anime, Carto

Some people will disagree with me, but I highly recommend the scifi movie Sunshine. Every synopsis I've read has had spoilers, so I guess I can throw in my own. The movie starts off in Icarus II, a ship heading straight for the sun with a small crew on board. Their mission is to inject something int...
Thu Aug 25, 2011 5:41 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Engineering Professor Meme
Replies: 33
Views: 8821

Re: Engineering Professor Meme

I still have no idea how i got an A in that class. I believe that is referred to as a "curve". Oh i know there was a curve, but it must have been hefty. Had there been no curve I calculated I would get somewhere between 73 and 79 percent. I guess it did make sense though, that professor g...
Thu Aug 25, 2011 5:16 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Warhammer 40k: Space Marine
Replies: 27
Views: 3926

Re: Warhammer 40k: Space Marine

Well, i guess I have to buy this. Just from watching totalhalibuts WTF on it I was drooling. It also helped that the guy was gleefully making references to the universe. With every game released I get closer and closer to wanting to read some of the novels and playing the tabletop game.
Thu Aug 25, 2011 5:13 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Post when you die/Lose
Replies: 119
Views: 20144

Re: Post when you die/Lose

*minor non-plot spoilers from somewhat early on in Fallout New Vegas* I creep through this recently raided town and come upon the second or third house. I walk in to theliving room and theres a giant metal cage with scorpions in it! Drat, i can't shoot them while they are inside. Oh look a dead body...
Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:33 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Warhammer 40k: Space Marine
Replies: 27
Views: 3926

Re: Warhammer 40k: Space Marine

I'm going to have to decide between this and getting the new Deus Ex. I'm already throwing down 35 for the new Serious Sam too, so i might actually hold off on both! I've had like four people comment to me on totalhalibut loving it, which usually only means amazing things as our interest in videogam...
Wed Aug 24, 2011 6:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28546
Views: 3150847

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Rant: I'm sick of how much shit people give me about not voting. It isn't that I don't think my vote would make a difference. It's that the difference is so minuscule relative to the amount of time and effort required to have a truly informed political opinion, that by my cost-benefit analysis it i...
Wed Aug 24, 2011 6:47 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: My memory of math-and how it frustrates me. Advice wanted!
Replies: 9
Views: 2470

Re: My memory of math-and how it frustrates me. Advice wante

Thanks for all the replies, I'll be going through them more thoroughly later but everything I've seen is greatly helpful. Hell, just writing out the original post helped me realize it all. Xkcd looks to be the forum I've been looking for-I would have never got this sort of replies even on some of th...
Wed Aug 24, 2011 6:45 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Phoenix, Arizona
Replies: 14
Views: 21066

Re: Phoenix, Arizona

Dropping in to say hi to everyone else here. While I live around downtown phoenix I go to Tempe for ASU classes.
Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:20 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: My memory of math-and how it frustrates me. Advice wanted!
Replies: 9
Views: 2470

My memory of math-and how it frustrates me. Advice wanted!

Quick edit: I'm a total dork. Test 1 is 9/22 not 8/22. I did not lose 8% of my grade yesterday, but everything else is still accurate. Preface: It looks like I blame others for all this, but this isn't a 'pity me' thread. Whats already happened has happened and I am more focused on how to make the f...
Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28546
Views: 3150847

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Three days into the semester I failed a calculus for engineers exam(worth 16% of my total grade). It had sounded like it was just an algebra review-which it was-to be taken in the testing center. The problem being that it was a little more than 'knowing how to factor and such' and I hadn't studied t...
Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:30 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Replies: 51
Views: 7979

A long while ago when i was first playing Stalker: Shadow of Chernobyl, a glitch made me just go 'wtf'. preface infos: If you kill an enemy they will sometimes fire their gun as they fall to the ground, at which point their gun stops firing. I'm battling my way inch by inch through a small-corridor ...
Mon Aug 22, 2011 6:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Replies: 10916
Views: 2187827