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by Shotglass
Fri Jan 21, 2011 7:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0850: "World According To Americans"
Replies: 712
Views: 176303

Re: 0850: "World According To Americans"

this is sparta:
Image

at least according to that map
by Shotglass
Wed Oct 27, 2010 2:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Schadenfreude
Replies: 27
Views: 3724

Re: Schadenfreude

unus vox wrote:Reality TV.


no those are for fremdscham not schadenfreude
by Shotglass
Wed Oct 27, 2010 2:07 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Calculating Frequency
Replies: 15
Views: 2108

Re: Calculating Frequency

Did my post make any sense if I replaced DTFT with DFT by any chance? it did except for the insistence that the dft is something that calculates somethign different than the spectrum for all intents and purposes it does calculate the spectrum the resolution is normally not a problem (with the gener...
by Shotglass
Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:12 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Calculating Frequency
Replies: 15
Views: 2108

Re: Calculating Frequency

you still seem rather confused about the correct tems and how this all works both in theory and in practice If we do a DTFT (a discrete time Fourier transform), what we get out of the DTFT algorithm is a set of 10K data points. no the dtft is continuous in frequency This is sufficient to reconstitut...
by Shotglass
Mon Oct 25, 2010 3:21 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Calculating Frequency
Replies: 15
Views: 2108

Re: Calculating Frequency

Yakk wrote:You will not get out of the DTFT a signal that is Pi Hz at 1 unit of amplitude


youre confusing a lot of terms to the point that your post hardly makes any sense at all
a fourier transfrom isnt a signal as its not a time series
by Shotglass
Sun Oct 24, 2010 1:22 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Calculating Frequency
Replies: 15
Views: 2108

Re: Calculating Frequency

uhm im not sure what youre going for here but the dft takes your input makes it periodic by repeating it infinitely and gives you the exact spectrum of that which for all intents and purposes is the spectrum of your signal or at the very least the closest thing to the spectrum that youll ever be abl...
by Shotglass
Sat Oct 23, 2010 2:25 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Calculating Frequency
Replies: 15
Views: 2108

Re: Calculating Frequency

Yakk wrote:it doesn't tell you what the magnitude of the signal is at each frequency


er what? yes it does give you magnitude and pahse just like every other fourier transformation
by Shotglass
Fri Oct 22, 2010 6:31 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Calculating Frequency
Replies: 15
Views: 2108

Re: Calculating Frequency

how about fft and searching for the first peak
by Shotglass
Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:11 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Question about AM recievers: Resolved
Replies: 5
Views: 996

Re: Question about AM recievers: Resolved

I talked to my adviser and he said that there should be AM demodulation/Rx chips that I could get my hands on to do this. I have been all over the Google and can't find what he is talking about. maybe for khz up to 30mhz bands most certainly not for 1ghz no one uses am (or analog in general) anyway...
by Shotglass
Mon Sep 20, 2010 2:13 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Questions about SSDs
Replies: 31
Views: 4262

Re: Questions about SSDs

actually ssds in netbooks use some sort of sata interface put into a pcie connector
or at least they do in the asus eee line
by Shotglass
Sun Sep 19, 2010 3:58 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Surface Integral of a Vector Function?
Replies: 4
Views: 1046

Re: Surface Integral of a Vector Function?

I think I am doing ok, as I can imagine the physical representation of most of it, but I am having trouble imagining what the surface integral of a vector function represents. I can imagine water going down a straw easily enough, but what's an example of flux across a cone, or sphere? the most comm...
by Shotglass
Wed Sep 15, 2010 2:45 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Questions about SSDs
Replies: 31
Views: 4262

Re: Questions about SSDs

SSD's belong only in laptops where you don't have the luxury of multiple disks. If your computer has multiple empty disk slots and you buy a SSD for it, you're an idiot. I'm sorry. clearly youve never used an ssd I did not care about seek times because their importance is generally over-stated (a 1...
by Shotglass
Wed Sep 08, 2010 10:55 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Predictive ability of Theory of Everything
Replies: 23
Views: 3933

Re: Predictive ability of Theory of Everything

Pez Dispens3r wrote:Uncertainty Principle


mix that with chaos theory and you have an inherently unpredictable universe
by Shotglass
Wed Sep 08, 2010 10:45 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Gaming with old-ish CPU but new graphics card
Replies: 10
Views: 2613

Re: Gaming with old-ish CPU but new graphics card

the cpus released in the last 3 years or so have hardly had a serious impact on framerates
when going from your cpu to a current one youre looking at maybe a 10% increase in fps while a switch in graphics cards can double the framerates depending on what you currently have
by Shotglass
Sat Aug 28, 2010 4:41 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Zombies don't make sense!
Replies: 56
Views: 10899

Re: Zombies don't make sense!

tastelikecoke wrote:Shotglass, the zombie survival guide is fiction, It's part of the zombie universe that a bunch of people created.


thats the sort of attitude that will doom us all when the zombie apocalypse hits and no ones read and applied this life saving guide before
by Shotglass
Fri Aug 27, 2010 5:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Zombies don't make sense!
Replies: 56
Views: 10899

Re: Zombies don't make sense!

Re: sleep. Zombies are also very clumsy. They will undoubtedly knock something over or make a lot of noise while approaching you in your sleep. More than enough to wake you up. possibly but not necessarily Re: 24h. Don't go eating zombie flesh then simple mistakes like exposure to zombie bodily flu...
by Shotglass
Thu Aug 26, 2010 3:21 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Zombies don't make sense!
Replies: 56
Views: 10899

Re: Zombies don't make sense!

There's another reason zombies don't make sense. How can such an infection possibly spread? Presumably it starts off with one zombie, but how can it infect anyone else? Everyone else will take one look at it and keep away from it. It'll never get close enough to bite anyone else. Even if it manages...
by Shotglass
Thu Aug 26, 2010 3:11 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Young Earth Arguments
Replies: 26
Views: 4546

Re: Young Earth Arguments

to bring this back a little to the original point i found this rather nice map of magnetic anomalies http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/6982485.stm particularly the mid atlantic rift shows some very nice striping resulting from remanent magnetisation in opposite direction of the rock when it ...
by Shotglass
Thu Aug 26, 2010 2:48 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Will X work with Y?
Replies: 6
Views: 1510

Re: Will X work with Y?

It will be slightly bandwidth constrained because that motherboard uses PCI-Express 1.1 instead of the later 2.0. But it shouldn't really be noticable. nonexistant more like http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/08/25/gtx_480_sli_pcie_bandwidth_perf_x16x16_vs_x4x4 http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/...
by Shotglass
Wed Aug 25, 2010 5:36 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Zombies don't make sense!
Replies: 56
Views: 10899

Re: Zombies don't make sense!

since it's directing its host to expend a lot of energy for no reason, while putting itself at risk. zombies dont tire dont sleep and dont seem to ever lack energy whatever fueling them no one knows for sure but they definitely dont have problems with stamina info taken straight from the zombie sur...
by Shotglass
Mon Aug 02, 2010 2:30 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Propellers and rotors
Replies: 22
Views: 6182

Re: Propellers and rotors

it illustrates my point nicely, even a highly advanced helicopter with RBS-countering design elements is slower than an airplane driven by a comparable turbo-prop. no it doesnt a coax helicopter still experiences retreating blade stall reducing its lift significantly and thus severly limiting its a...
by Shotglass
Sun Aug 01, 2010 4:56 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Propellers and rotors
Replies: 22
Views: 6182

Re: Propellers and rotors

This is only a relatively recent 'limit' with the advent of high-powered turbo-props that can generate much more thrust than earlier helicopter power-plants. you dont need a lot of poer to achieve retreating blade stall because the power required to keep the helicopter afloat drop rather noticeably...
by Shotglass
Wed Jul 28, 2010 1:19 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Propellers and rotors
Replies: 22
Views: 6182

Re: Propellers and rotors

Also, moving less air is more efficient ant higher speeds, and allows the airplane to reach much greater speeds than a helicopter. the limiting factor of a helicopter top speed is the plane its rotor is operating in and its rpm not the design of the rotor as such what happens when a helicopter reac...
by Shotglass
Wed Jul 28, 2010 1:01 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: The word "condone" seems like it should mean the opposite...
Replies: 21
Views: 5992

Re: The word "condone" seems like it should mean the opposit

but the only two words I can think of that use anything like it are condone and donate , both of which I think of as positive (if somewhat solemn). there also don't which sounds similar also i agree with the op as to my native german ears condone sounds like a negative as well and since its a gener...
by Shotglass
Tue Jul 27, 2010 7:43 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: will ARM oust the x86?
Replies: 28
Views: 5283

Re: will ARM oust the x86?

Maybe this will help: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/Intel-i7-nehalem-cpu,2041-13.html that you very much i know the layout of the chip How many transistors does it take to make a 3ghz ALU? I think people don't understand this concept. It's basically the same number as to make a 500mhz ALU fro...
by Shotglass
Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:26 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: will ARM oust the x86?
Replies: 28
Views: 5283

Re: will ARM oust the x86?

i understand that perfectly well and the point still stands that the cache is hardly as much of a space hog as you seem to think it is
by Shotglass
Mon Jul 26, 2010 7:58 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: will ARM oust the x86?
Replies: 28
Views: 5283

Re: will ARM oust the x86?

mosc wrote:5% is huge! Again, most of the chip is cache and power/clock routing. Of what's left, 5% is a major chunk


hardly
not even 1/3 of that i7 die area is cache
http://www.heise.de/imgs/18/2/1/1/6/4/1 ... a50459.jpg
by Shotglass
Mon Jul 26, 2010 6:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Poll: Education level
Replies: 75
Views: 14697

Re: Poll: Education level

youve also forgot the good ol german diploma (rip)
i guess i could vote masters as a near equivalent if i could be bothered to
by Shotglass
Mon Jul 26, 2010 6:03 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: will ARM oust the x86?
Replies: 28
Views: 5283

Re: will ARM oust the x86?

mosc wrote:with a big fancy decoder in the front to translate x86 into something more CPU appropriate.


cant find the quote right now but according to some amd engineer the x86 decoder makes up some 5% of the die area
hardly big and fancy
by Shotglass
Sun Jul 25, 2010 9:09 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: will ARM oust the x86?
Replies: 28
Views: 5283

Re: will ARM oust the x86?

i think its much more likely that moorestown and its successors will kill off arm eventually
by Shotglass
Wed Jul 21, 2010 11:33 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: How do we know i is well defined?
Replies: 16
Views: 2864

Re: How do we know i is well defined?

the point of i is that its a normal field extension of R that curiously is enough to cover all the bases (ie there are no polynomials that are irreducible in C) normal extensions follow the same pattern: - find an irreducible polynomial (eg x^2 + 25) - arbitrarily define a number that allows you to ...
by Shotglass
Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:24 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Paul the Octopus
Replies: 34
Views: 5516

Re: Paul the Octopus

Yes, but that's already been covered. After he became a big media thing he still correctly predicted four games in a row. The probability of that is 1/16, which isn't exactly infinitesimal, so it's almost certainly random chance either way, although I'm sad that the 'likes red' theory is looking le...
by Shotglass
Wed Jul 14, 2010 3:31 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Fifa World Cup 2010
Replies: 600
Views: 52712

Re: Fifa World Cup 2010

Completely idiotically reckless? Yes. Cynical attempt to injure? No. Alonso would not have gotten up had he truely done a proper kick like that. You can easily make a very legal looking tackles on someones ankles to take them out, btw. Ask Marco van Basten. i never said he intentionally injured him...
by Shotglass
Tue Jul 13, 2010 7:37 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Nuremberg laws chart translation
Replies: 12
Views: 10121

Re: Nuremberg laws chart translation

You did not translate the text at the bottom center and bottom right of the chart. not quite sure which ones you mean but i think i found one "Mischling der aus verbotenem außerehelichen Verkehr....." "Crossbreed originating from forbidden sex out of wedlock [I think the forbidden pa...
by Shotglass
Tue Jul 13, 2010 7:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Fifa World Cup 2010
Replies: 600
Views: 52712

Re: Fifa World Cup 2010

One of our guys got his face kicked in. Hospital and everything. during the semis. I don't think anyone is labeling Uruguay as the facekicking team. 1) neither playeres were aware of the other player being there so that kick to the face wasnt on puropse 2) thats largely because uruguay will forever...
by Shotglass
Tue Jul 13, 2010 6:57 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Nuremberg laws chart translation
Replies: 12
Views: 10121

Re: Nuremberg laws chart translation

ZLVT wrote:This chart confuses me. It allows two half germans to marry but forbids marriage between two 3/4 germans


youre not seriously trying to find logic and reason in nazi racial laws?
by Shotglass
Tue Jul 13, 2010 6:53 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: How do you photograph a PCB?
Replies: 7
Views: 1683

Re: How do you photograph a PCB?

RE Shotglass's suggestion: A good way of actually getting a diffuse light source is to shine your bright light on the wall or ceiling. (If your wall or ceiling is not white, blu-tack a sheet of paper to it.) another way that works much better than one might expect is to shine your light though a wh...
by Shotglass
Mon Jul 12, 2010 7:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Fifa World Cup 2010
Replies: 600
Views: 52712

Re: Fifa World Cup 2010

Dream wrote:Given the conduct of one of the teams


am i really the only one who hasnt forgotten the revenge fould from one fo the spanish players?
i think it was iniesta on bommel (not that bommel doesnt deserve it but that was a perfectly clear cut red for spain)
by Shotglass
Sun Jul 11, 2010 9:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Fifa World Cup 2010
Replies: 600
Views: 52712

Re: Fifa World Cup 2010

horrible horrible game

ah well congrats to paul i guess
that thing is starting to freak me out
by Shotglass
Fri Jul 09, 2010 10:20 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Astronomy Question: Taking pictures of planets
Replies: 31
Views: 4470

Re: Astronomy Question: Taking pictures of planets

And you can get pretty damned good distance measurements with laser interferometry my gut instinct tells me it should be impossible to calibrate an optical array using optical methods as the error from the calibration measurement will be the same order of magnitude as the error you want to remove t...

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