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by ThirstyMonkey
Wed Sep 12, 2012 5:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1107: "Sports Cheat Sheet"
Replies: 178
Views: 36497

Re: 1107: "Sports Cheat Sheet"

My baseball meter is rising as the Milwaukee Brewers are making a late run at a wild card spot after most people left them for dead back in July. I'm sorry to have to break it to you, but no they aren't. :) According to coolstandings.com, which compiles playoff percentages based on historical perfo...
by ThirstyMonkey
Wed Sep 12, 2012 4:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1107: "Sports Cheat Sheet"
Replies: 178
Views: 36497

Re: 1107: "Sports Cheat Sheet"

Baseball playoffs go into early November. I am disappoint. :( I myself am currently in football mode as my Green Bay Packers are trying to return to championship form. My baseball meter is rising as the Milwaukee Brewers are making a late run at a wild card spot after most people left them for dead ...
by ThirstyMonkey
Wed Aug 01, 2012 4:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1089:"Internal Monologue"
Replies: 89
Views: 24970

Re: 1089:"Internal Monologue"

Right around when he's thinking " Stop smiling stop smiling " is when I start to think my internal monologue is hilarious and struggle to refrain from bursting out laughing. I rarely have internal monologues when conversing one on one, but occasionally in a group if I don't talk as much in...
by ThirstyMonkey
Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:16 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0005: "Robot Apocalypse"
Replies: 65
Views: 56979

Re: What-if 0005: Robot Apocalypse

One of the links in this led me to this fascinating article about an Air Force Major who was forced to leave the Air Force because he asked how a missleman could know if the person issuing orders to launch a nuclear attack (the President) was sane . There are some good bits regarding the morality an...
by ThirstyMonkey
Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:52 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Using Programming in Everyday Life
Replies: 24
Views: 14293

Re: Using Programming in Everyday Life

Well, per the advice of everyone in this thread, I have set about trying to automate this task via an Excel macro. I have a macro that is completely functional in that it will convert every Excel file in a folder to a PDF. Now I am trying to set up a Windows Form Application so that this can whole p...
by ThirstyMonkey
Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:41 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: "Publishing" a Windows Form Application
Replies: 5
Views: 2060

Re: "Publishing" a Windows Form Application

So the problem is on the client side it appears. Simplify your problem -- looking at the wizard docs, try setting "install from CD" instead. (And yes, this isn't your eventual goal, but it might actually get you closer to it). Then check if that is a valid network path, etc. As an aside, ...
by ThirstyMonkey
Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:15 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: "Publishing" a Windows Form Application
Replies: 5
Views: 2060

Re: "Publishing" a Windows Form Application

Have you read this? http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms165260.aspx Page 1 is where you want to put it. Relative to your current environment. Page 2 is where they get it from. Relative to how they might look it up. These do not have to be the same spot. You may have to manually move page 1s t...
by ThirstyMonkey
Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:14 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: "Publishing" a Windows Form Application
Replies: 5
Views: 2060

"Publishing" a Windows Form Application

I'm trying to learn C# to write programs to manipulate files and whatnot, but before that, I'm figuring out how to write a simple program or a "Windows Form Application." So I wrote a simple calculator that works and all, but now I want to figure out how to export it so that I could share ...
by ThirstyMonkey
Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:45 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Using Programming in Everyday Life
Replies: 24
Views: 14293

Using Programming in Everyday Life

After a year of taking Computer Science classes, I feel like I've learned a lot, but I have absolutely no idea how to practically apply it during everyday situations. For example, today for my job (which is unfortunately not programming related), I had to take a bunch of Excel files in a folder and ...
by ThirstyMonkey
Mon Jul 16, 2012 7:32 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Roller Coaster Tycoon in... Assembly?
Replies: 39
Views: 38180

Roller Coaster Tycoon in... Assembly?

Chris Sawyer says that he wrote the majority of code for Roller Coaster Tycoon in assembly , which to me, as a very young programmer, seems absolutely impossible. My only experience with assembly was the classic Binary Bomb assignment, and given that, I have no idea how one would accomplish anything...
by ThirstyMonkey
Mon Jul 16, 2012 4:31 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0001: "Relativistic Baseball"
Replies: 167
Views: 124569

Re: What-If 0001: Relativistic Baseball

Taking the conversation in a new direction: Isaac Asimov wrote a short story where a journalist recalls the tale of a man who was killed by his rival using an anti-gravity machine and a trick shot on a pool table . Because the pool ball was free of gravity, ALL gravity, it was able to accelerate to...
by ThirstyMonkey
Thu Jul 12, 2012 7:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1080: "Visual Field"
Replies: 129
Views: 30950

Re: 1080: "Visual Field"

I'm wondering if anyone else has experienced the following eye-related phenomenon: If I close my eyes and rub them, occasionally I won't be able to see for a few seconds afterward. I mostly see splotchy dark red spots that quickly go away. I suppose this has something to do with damaging cells in my...
by ThirstyMonkey
Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:17 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0002: "SAT Guessing"
Replies: 62
Views: 20535

Re: What-If 0002: SAT Guessing

I think a major point missed by the article is that the SAT is not scored on a completely linear scale, and a perfect score does not correlate with having all the answers correct. This flaws the whole article, it's answering a different question (a much easier one I might add) than originally asked...
by ThirstyMonkey
Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:02 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Is the faster processor on the new MacBook worth it?
Replies: 6
Views: 4211

Is the faster processor on the new MacBook worth it?

I just finished my first year at Stanford as an aspiring Computer Science major. I hadn't taken any CS classes before coming to school, but now I am positive that I love the field, and am 100% confident that is the general career path I want to follow. I got a PC before I started school, but now I w...
by ThirstyMonkey
Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:42 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Hardest Major
Replies: 114
Views: 89661

Re: Hardest Major

has anyone ever heard of an easy architecture major? the one at my school is probably the most demanding major i can think of and I'm a Biosystems engineering major. I'm very surprised no one mentioned Architecture. I think it consistently comes up at the top of "most hours for major" lis...
by ThirstyMonkey
Mon May 28, 2012 3:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1015: "Kerning"
Replies: 163
Views: 67497

Re: 1015: "Kerning"

Gahh, someone just sent me a link to this countdown page:

http://2012.stanford.edu/

Does it bother anyone else that the second to last number keeps moving around?

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