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by Turtle_
Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:38 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Pick One Comic To Represent XKCD
Replies: 21
Views: 2767

Re: Pick One Comic To Represent XKCD

16 sometimes unfortunately :( . Every time someone says "relevant xkcd" it's the same as this comic.
by Turtle_
Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:57 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: What is your favorite proof?
Replies: 41
Views: 4448

Re: What is your favorite proof?

My favorite is "I have discovered a truly marvelous proof of this, which this margin is too narrow to contain."
by Turtle_
Fri Feb 18, 2011 12:25 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: im building an aquarium
Replies: 31
Views: 11963

Re: im building an aquarium

Do you want to Digg it? If you tweet it I will definitely retweet. It seems so far that you are the first one to build the Aquarium... The OP isn't the first, although more implementations are interesting! (http://jhamrick.mit.edu/2010/04/11/sipbs-cpw/) (http://velociraptoronzebra.blogspot.com/2010...
by Turtle_
Fri Feb 04, 2011 8:33 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Monitor not working
Replies: 2
Views: 599

Monitor not working

My computer monitor is displaying really odd behavior. When I turn it on, it displays a splash image as usual, then starts displaying what it should. After a few seconds though, the screen goes completely black. If I don't have the computer connected then it displays the splash screen, shows a "...
by Turtle_
Tue Jan 04, 2011 1:20 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Logging into a website and gathering data
Replies: 10
Views: 3442

Re: Logging into a website and gathering data

You do need javascript to login. I'll read the HTTP spec, then get back in a few days if I need anymore help. Thanks.
by Turtle_
Mon Jan 03, 2011 4:11 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Logging into a website and gathering data
Replies: 10
Views: 3442

Logging into a website and gathering data

My friend is in IB HL Computer Science, and for one of the IB requirements he needs to make some sort of application. Our school uses this website, Edline, to post student grades. My friend's program is going to take the grade data from the website, then display it additional useful ways. I told him...
by Turtle_
Mon Dec 06, 2010 2:28 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 10,000 pushups
Replies: 591
Views: 194138

Re: 10,000 pushups

Another 15 today for 1216.
by Turtle_
Sun Dec 05, 2010 1:34 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 10,000 pushups
Replies: 591
Views: 194138

Re: 10,000 pushups

439 + 15 = 454
by Turtle_
Fri Dec 03, 2010 3:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Quotes of mind-numbing stupidity
Replies: 95
Views: 11413

Re: Quotes of mind-numbing stupidity

Oh, I should bring up my favorite Babbage quote. Charles Babbage, you may recall, was the one who came up with a rather ingenious 19th century calculating machine based entirely on gears . On two occasions I have been asked [by members of Parliment], – "Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the m...
by Turtle_
Sat Nov 27, 2010 3:07 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Second Monitor
Replies: 1
Views: 791

Second Monitor

I've been thinking about getting a second monitor and now is a great time with lots of things on sale. Right now I have an acer H213H , which I had considered getting another of, but there seems to be better deals right now. I looked at newegg and three that seemed like good deals are: Hanns·G HH-24...
by Turtle_
Sat Nov 27, 2010 2:09 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Pseudo-code for Coppersmith-Winograd Algorithm
Replies: 5
Views: 6488

Re: Pseudo-code for Coppersmith-Winograd Algorithm

From the article you just referenced: However, unlike the Strassen algorithm, it is not used in practice because it only provides an advantage for matrices so large that they cannot be processed by modern hardware (Robinson 2005). Although this algorithm is asymptotically the fastest, the asymptotic...
by Turtle_
Fri Nov 19, 2010 1:58 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Game Design by Troll
Replies: 3
Views: 1006

Re: Game Design by Troll

One game like this is bastet. It's tetris, except the game analyzes the field and tries to give you the most useless piece for the current situation.
by Turtle_
Fri Nov 05, 2010 9:22 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Yo momma's so nerdy...
Replies: 40
Views: 6312

Re: Yo momma's so nerdy...

Yo mama so fat I had to integrate her by parts. The Many Worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics postulates that the universe splits to accommodate every possible series of events. This mean that there are infinitely many universes where your mom and I are getting it on right now. Yo momma so fat...
by Turtle_
Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]
Replies: 2356
Views: 396531

Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

No actual desktop right now because I'm making some changes, but it's still kind-of interesting. I have sooo much stuff on my desktop.
Spoiler:
destktop properties.png
by Turtle_
Wed Oct 13, 2010 1:41 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Teacher Quotes
Replies: 1764
Views: 350472

Re: Awesome Teacher Quotes

In one of my classes we were discussing how to make posters to inform people about AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress, I think it's a NCLB thing; basically how well the school is doing on standardized tests) so another teacher was in the class talking about it. Our teacher interrupted her to say "He...
by Turtle_
Mon Oct 04, 2010 3:15 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Getting Google Image Results; Also Blocking Results
Replies: 2
Views: 588

Getting Google Image Results; Also Blocking Results

I'm working on a program for my high school's open house for eighth graders. The idea is that the person would type in a word, the program will get the first image result (with strict safe search) and display it on the screen, and finally the student can draw on it with the mouse. There are two prob...
by Turtle_
Sat Oct 02, 2010 2:16 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28372
Views: 2904304

Re: Rant Thread (to balance Awesome Thread)

Why did I say yes when you (school newspaper staff) asked if you could "make up a quote"? How could I possibly have thought that was a good idea? How did I forget that most of the newspaper staff appears to be incompetent? How did I forget that you're not exactly the brightest bulb around?...
by Turtle_
Tue Aug 17, 2010 1:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The most nerdy states and other Google Insights fun!
Replies: 18
Views: 2518

Re: The most nerdy states and other Google Insights fun!

Using similar searches to the Google trends comic ( http://www.xkcd.com/522/ ): "2010 presidential election" is most popular in New Jersey, Florida, and New York (also note they started before the comic was made ) There enough searches for "Lincoln fan fiction" to get results, bu...
by Turtle_
Mon Aug 09, 2010 12:35 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Headset: One speaker not working
Replies: 6
Views: 10289

Re: Headset: One speaker not working

Is there any way I could try to fix this? Dismantle it and check the soldering on the wire where it is attached to the speaker. One might be loose; if so, resolder it. If that looks good, do a resistance test on both of the wires (left and right). If one is significantly higher than the other, it's...
by Turtle_
Sun Aug 08, 2010 2:48 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Headset: One speaker not working
Replies: 6
Views: 10289

Headset: One speaker not working

I have a headset that was working fine yesterday but isn't working today. The speaker for the left ear is working fine, but for the right one to work you have to fiddle with the cord a bit. This might be due to accidentally rolling over the cable or something. Is there any way I could try to fix this?
by Turtle_
Mon Jul 05, 2010 9:16 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Create a Card: MTG
Replies: 3761
Views: 360559

Re: Create a Card: MTG

Red Rover 2WWW Enchantment During each opponents beginning of combat step, if that player controls one or more creatures you must say "Red rover, red rover, send ~ right over" where ~ is a creature they control. This creature must attack this turn even if it has defender or can't attack, a...
by Turtle_
Mon Jul 05, 2010 2:07 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Post your 2010 AP/IB Scores!
Replies: 47
Views: 6576

Re: Post your 2010 AP/IB Scores!

I don't see why AP scores can't be online like SAT scores :( . They're both run by the same people.
by Turtle_
Thu Jul 01, 2010 3:49 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Missing Croatian found dead in apartment after 42 years
Replies: 25
Views: 3823

Re: Missing Croatian found dead in apartment after 42 years

She was last seen 42 years before the article was published and was 42 when she died. This can be no coincidence.

Anyway, this story seems really dubious, although I suppose it could be true.
by Turtle_
Mon Jun 28, 2010 5:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0759: "3x9"
Replies: 135
Views: 38953

Re: "3x9" Discussion (#759)

I did something similar one time. I was trying to remember whether the full law of sines said that sinA / a = R or a / sinA = R, so I tried an example and got sinA / a seemed like R. The real answer was a / sinA = 2R :( Dimensional analysis is your friend. I still would have missed the most importa...
by Turtle_
Mon Jun 28, 2010 4:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0759: "3x9"
Replies: 135
Views: 38953

Re: "3x9" Discussion (#759)

On a physics exam, a friend of mine couldn't remember whether a particular equation had "squared" or "times two" in it, so he decided to pick a number and try it both ways and see which one looked right. Unfortunately, he realized later, the number he picked was 2. 2^2 = 2*2 I d...
by Turtle_
Mon Jun 28, 2010 4:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0759: "3x9"
Replies: 135
Views: 38953

Re: "3x9" Discussion (#759)

It's like cancelling the sixes in 16/64. Or the nines in 19/95 or any other similar things. The alt text is a good idea too, I think I've done it before.
by Turtle_
Tue Jun 15, 2010 6:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28372
Views: 2904304

Re: Rant Thread - The Spites of Wraith

SlyReaper wrote:I'm not sure I understand. What does your teacher have to do with you applying for an internship?

The company don't usually hire high school students, but the school has some connections there.
by Turtle_
Mon Jun 14, 2010 8:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28372
Views: 2904304

Re: Rant Thread - The Spites of Wraith

A while ago I asked a teacher about my school about applying for an awesome internship, but she said it would be awhile before we needed to talk about it again. The next time I heard about it was hearing from two of my friends that they had gotten jobs there; and the teacher had forgotten about me ...
by Turtle_
Sun Jun 13, 2010 12:01 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: So many new posters
Replies: 100
Views: 9993

Re: So many new posters

Some of the stuff generated by the spambots can be really quite impressive. It can take a minute to figure out that it was automatically generated, if it happens to have randomly created something that kinda makes sense and is vaguely on-topic. The auto-post and link magically appearing in signatur...
by Turtle_
Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28372
Views: 2904304

Re: Rant Thread - The Spites of Wraith

A while ago I asked a teacher about my school about applying for an awesome internship, but she said it would be awhile before we needed to talk about it again. The next time I heard about it was hearing from two of my friends that they had gotten jobs there; and the teacher had forgotten about me a...
by Turtle_
Thu Jun 10, 2010 5:25 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Teacher Quotes
Replies: 1764
Views: 350472

Re: Awesome Teacher Quotes

Our normal teacher, on metal displacement. So you have a swimming pool, and Cu 2+ is swimming around, nice and slowly. But suddenly Na comes along and wants a swim. And Cu 2+ is scared of Na, because Na is a faster swimmer. So Na jumps in and starts swimming around. And Cu 2+ is scared, and jumps o...
by Turtle_
Tue Jun 08, 2010 1:49 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Teachers that cannot teach
Replies: 473
Views: 65038

Re: Teachers that cannot teach

scarley1 wrote:Add insult to injury, they get 10 weeks off a year with full pay!!


No, teachers get 10 weeks off a year with no pay. At least that's how it is where I live, but I suspect it's like that most places, if not everywhere.
by Turtle_
Wed May 26, 2010 9:04 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What have you broken in the lab?
Replies: 48
Views: 6375

Re: What have you broken in the lab?

I don't think I've broken anything yet, I'm only in high school though. I do have a story of other people breaking something though. In my school the ceilings are made out of a bunch of tiles which are made out of some type of foam or something. Some students were screwing around, aimed a faucet at ...
by Turtle_
Sat May 22, 2010 11:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sent from my iphone/blackberry/treo
Replies: 4
Views: 852

Re: Sent from my iphone/blackberry/treo

I don't think that there is an xkcd comic like that. It's probably from somewhere else.
by Turtle_
Sat May 22, 2010 11:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Ovens
Replies: 43
Views: 4178

Re: The Ovens

I would put a collection of smaller ovens, as we clearly wouldn't need them anymore. Also a pizza.
by Turtle_
Fri May 21, 2010 1:07 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: My school fails at computer security...
Replies: 314
Views: 112017

Re: My school fails at computer security...

This is unrelated to security, but pretty funny. There used to be a copy of halo in one of the shared folders on the school's network. Our teacher didn't really care if people played, as long as it didn't interfere with work.
by Turtle_
Fri May 21, 2010 12:59 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: AP vs IB
Replies: 14
Views: 2459

Re: AP vs IB

I think at my school the IB HL Physics and AP Physics C are the same class, so I think the two are pretty similar. Also, some of the IB kids take AP exams, such as English Language, World History, and Spanish; I'm not really sure what this says about the classes though.
by Turtle_
Mon May 17, 2010 11:52 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: My school fails at computer security...
Replies: 314
Views: 112017

Re: My school fails at computer security...

For a long time, at least since before I was at the school, everyone's password was MMDDYYSS where MMDDYY is your birth year and SS is the first two letters of your street name. It was easy to remember, which is good for people who only need to use the computers once every few months (which is most ...
by Turtle_
Sat May 08, 2010 1:33 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Student Quotes
Replies: 866
Views: 167013

Re: Awesome Student Quotes

My friend: Hey can I borrow a pencil.
Me: Sure. (gives him a pencil)
Him: (Snaps it in half, then gives it back) Thanks.

Student: How do you type Roman numerals?

Student: (Says some stuff)
Teacher: I'm sure you would know Quizmaster
Student: Hey, at least you know I didn't cheat

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