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by Tautology
Tue Jul 06, 2010 1:58 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Dublin - Ireland Meetup??
Replies: 41
Views: 38825

Re: Dublin - Ireland Meetup??

...I may have forgotten to go. Oops. Next time..? We waited at the spire for about 20 minutes because Woofsie was sure you were coming. Eventally he gave up and we left. It became a running joke that you were late and still waiting at the spire, getting increasingly upset that nobody had showed up.
by Tautology
Sun Jul 04, 2010 12:00 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Dublin - Ireland Meetup??
Replies: 41
Views: 38825

Re: Dublin - Ireland Meetup??

Smallest meetup ever!
by Tautology
Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:29 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Dublin - Ireland Meetup??
Replies: 41
Views: 38825

Re: Dublin - Ireland Meetup??

I had a look at the buses and trains from Cork, and the latest I could stay if I got a train home would be 9pm. I could drive up and stay late, but then I wouldn't know what to do with my car, and if there was drinky involved I wouldn't be able to join in. It's a dilemma for our times! What should I...
by Tautology
Thu Jul 01, 2010 1:37 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Dublin - Ireland Meetup??
Replies: 41
Views: 38825

Re: Dublin - Ireland Meetup??

How about we meet up somewhere really really obvious like the spire on O Connell Street and figure out where we're going from there? My navigation skills poor at best anyway, it'd be great if I knew where I was going.
by Tautology
Wed Jun 30, 2010 7:40 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Dublin - Ireland Meetup??
Replies: 41
Views: 38825

Re: Dublin - Ireland Meetup??

Hey, I could come on Saturday! Seeing as you're an XKCD crowd, though, you'd probably have to put up with me bitching about the toils of summer student astrophysics research. I'll warn you though, I'm from Cork, and I don't know where anything is. ANYTHING. I'd need strict instructions on how to get...
by Tautology
Wed May 19, 2010 8:14 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Good books for Finite Element Methods?
Replies: 2
Views: 1201

Good books for Finite Element Methods?

Attached you'll find a copy of a past exam paper for a terrible module I have called Computational Methods. It deals with finite element methods, principle of minimum potential energy, things like that. I'm not lazily asking for solutions, this is just to get an idea of the sort of topics we covered...
by Tautology
Sat Mar 27, 2010 12:45 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: What's a good "small" file to transmit for a low bitrate?
Replies: 8
Views: 2053

What's a good "small" file to transmit for a low bitrate?

I couldn't think of a good name for this topic at all, so let me try and explain this a little better here. As part of my lab project, I built a photoreceiver and made a program in LabView to read in binary from an LED. At the moment, it simply converts the binary to ASCII and displays the string on...
by Tautology
Mon Oct 12, 2009 5:02 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Error in a Gaussian curve fit
Replies: 2
Views: 3764

Error in a Gaussian curve fit

Okay, so I'm doing a lab right now where I'm measuring the energies of different gamma rays using a scintillation detector. I get my nice little energy curve, and I fit a Gaussian to it to determine the energy of the gamma rays and hence determine the source. My question is about how to calculate th...
by Tautology
Sat Jul 25, 2009 6:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What made you feel incredibly stupid?
Replies: 551
Views: 63995

Re: What made you feel incredibly stupid?

Until the fine age of 17, I thought that ankle was a synonym for heel. I don't know how I managed it, but it sure does explain some confusing conversations in my childhood.
by Tautology
Sat Jul 25, 2009 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2858320

Re: Confessional Bed - Not just for pillow talk!

A confession! This always happens to me. And not even in a satisfactory way! I am in a long-term relationship with the perfect guy. He's funny, good-looking, intelligent, and I can talk to him about anything. Despite this, for some reason I've decided to become intensely attracted to a loud, smarmy,...
by Tautology
Thu May 21, 2009 9:35 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: TADS 2 coding problem.
Replies: 6
Views: 1106

Re: TADS 2 coding problem.

I'm having an even more stupid problem now. I can't figure out how to finish the damn game! When I Google it, all I get is TADS 3 references, and I happily decided to use TADS 2, which apparently doesn't have those functions. Surely there's some way to end the game other than to die...
by Tautology
Thu May 21, 2009 3:33 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: TADS 2 coding problem.
Replies: 6
Views: 1106

Re: TADS 2 coding problem.

Ah, I found the problem. It was to do with the assignment of isLit. I used '=' whereas the compiler was expecting ':='. I clicked a box somewhere and now it compiles using C-style operators as opposed to Pascal. Hooray! It's been my dream since I was about 6 to write a text adventure. I'd love to ma...
by Tautology
Wed May 20, 2009 11:15 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: TADS 2 coding problem.
Replies: 6
Views: 1106

TADS 2 coding problem.

So, I'm new to TADS, and I happen to be working with TADS 2 because there's a really good tutorial for it. However, I'm having trouble with making a verDo function, and I realised it was because I was replicating some error in the tutorial sample code. In the sample code, he creates a torch and esta...
by Tautology
Tue May 05, 2009 5:04 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Panic about your exam!
Replies: 77
Views: 5540

Re: Panic about your exam!

An update on the Quantum Physics exam: I crammed my little heart out and went into the exam this afternoon feeling mildly confident. Unfortunately, our lecturer decided to give a finger to the reasonable questions of the past exam papers and give us horribly complicated questions that were difficult...
by Tautology
Mon May 04, 2009 8:36 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Panic about your exam!
Replies: 77
Views: 5540

Panic about your exam!

Well, exam time has come around again, and I thought people would appreciate having a place to freak out about it. If your exams are coming up and you're reading this, well done! You have succumbed to that vile temptress, procrastination. Let me start the ball rolling. My month of test test test beg...
by Tautology
Wed Apr 15, 2009 10:24 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Student Quotes
Replies: 870
Views: 224739

Re: Awesome Student Quotes

Back when I was in school, there was one girl who was absolutely clueless about everything. I was amazed that she managed to get through school at all. Here is one of her classic lines. In Geography class: "Is Ireland in Europe?" This may not seem ENTIRELY bad, until you realise that we're...
by Tautology
Sat Apr 11, 2009 9:10 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Procrastination - Is there a cure?
Replies: 28
Views: 4293

Re: Procrastination - Is there a cure?

I am a massive, massive procrastinator. The only problem is starting. Once you get into whatever you're doing and you're in the right mindset, you can work away. It's just beginning is the fookin' problem. One thing is for certain - the less distractions, the better. I know I can't do anything at ho...
by Tautology
Sat Apr 11, 2009 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Type your name with your elbows!
Replies: 162
Views: 19151

Re: Type your name with your elbows!

Attempt 1: hnedather

Attempt 2: Heather.

Boo-yeah! Capitalisation, and even punctuation! I rock so hard.
by Tautology
Sat Apr 11, 2009 3:55 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Knowing
Replies: 19
Views: 2325

Re: Knowing

I feel like an outcast here. I thought this movie was awful! Yes, it looked pretty, but I felt that overall it was badly scripted and pretty run-of-the-mill, despite being based on a somewhat interesting idea of being able to predict future disasters. There are so, so many things that I could compla...
by Tautology
Fri Apr 10, 2009 8:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do you stay organized?
Replies: 35
Views: 2863

Re: How do you stay organized?

Usually, I don't, despite the fact that I am a horribly forgetful person. If something is really, really important, I'll use my phone. It has a sticky note application so that I'll be able to read a note I left myself if I look at my phone's main screen. I've found this to be the only way to guarant...
by Tautology
Fri Apr 10, 2009 7:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9367395

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (now with 20% more fungus!)

sje46 wrote:Duck dick NSFW .. . .ish. I guess. http://scienceblogs.com/clock/upload/2006/07/avian%2042.5cm.JPG


...What in god's name happened to that duck? Is that normal? I suppose it's all the more useful for raping poor Mrs. Duck.
by Tautology
Fri Apr 10, 2009 6:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9367395

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (now with 20% more fungus!)

Eighties and nineties, fine. The 00s are somewhat covered with "the naughties".

But what next? The tens? "I'm a tens child"? It sounds really... weedy. It feels like there should be a two-syllable requirement for decade names.
by Tautology
Tue Apr 07, 2009 9:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14355
Views: 1446985

Re: Boy Thread: All Roads Lead To Back Bacon

In the woman thread, all the girls are talking about their womanly problems, boy troubles, general womanly concerns and all being very supportive. I decide to take a quick peek inside the boy thread and see an animated discussion about manliness, with references to bacon and women being in the kitch...
by Tautology
Tue Apr 07, 2009 9:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Omegle!
Replies: 701
Views: 132594

Re: Omegle!

I had a moderately long conversation with some guy. We managed to find out that I was an Irish college student who was into Physics, and had a pretty decent conversation about that. I asked where he was from, he evaded the question. We talked more about college, and he kept saying "those were t...
by Tautology
Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Hand of God Photo
Replies: 22
Views: 2539

Re: Hand of God Photo

And no one's curious what it's grabbing? God's masturbating (edit: this very much needs a comma right here, so.... comma) boys and girls. Don't be so crude! God's not masturbating! He's simply... Well, to be honest he looks like he's trying to cop a feel off his sexy lady friend. That's an awesome ...
by Tautology
Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What should be on my wall?
Replies: 55
Views: 4417

Re: What should be on my wall?

I agree with some sort of whiteboard or blackboard. When it starts off initially it may be kind of plain, but the more people who come to your house and doodle on it (because everyone loves doodling on whiteboards), the more complicated it'll be, and eventually you will be able to spend precious hou...
by Tautology
Mon Apr 06, 2009 1:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2858320

Re: Confessional Lead- Something weighing on your mind?

Fess: I fora'd instead of using the last half hour of dinner being in the over to clean up. And the cat is not cooperating. You need to teach the cat it will get more head scratchings and not kicked out of bed onto the cold floor if it learns to clean your stuff up. Aren't they meant to be naturall...
by Tautology
Fri Apr 03, 2009 9:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Students Fear Math
Replies: 42
Views: 4883

Re: Students Fear Math

Jahoclave wrote:Considering I had an algebra teacher that didn't know how to do x-2=4


I find it hard to imagine you had a legitimate Algebra teacher who couldn't do an equation that simple. Are you just exaggerating because they happened to make a mistake?
by Tautology
Fri Apr 03, 2009 9:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2858320

Re: Confessional Lead- Something weighing on your mind?

What exactly is it that's making you nervous?
by Tautology
Fri Apr 03, 2009 9:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3532656

Re: Woman Thread - The thread with the fallopian touch!

Someone please tell me: is sex really that bad the first few times, or am I just scaring myself? Of course it's not going to hurt so bad you scream for 10 hours. My first time didn't hurt at all because I'd been using a vibrator for about a year before I lost my virginity. But it may hurt a bit if ...
by Tautology
Tue Mar 31, 2009 9:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3532656

Re: Woman Thread - The thread with the fallopian touch!

Thanks for that. This dress is designed to be pretty tight (hence the need for shaping in the first place), so I don't think I'd really have the problem of it rolling down. Unless it was REALLY determined.
by Tautology
Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3532656

Re: Woman Thread - The thread with the fallopian touch!

Should I stop being stupid and just bite the bullet anyway? There's no point in being self-conscious. Those gals who wax have probably seen it all, maybe even old, old ladies. They'll probably breathe a sigh of relief when you come in if anything. My question is about those shaping lingerie things....
by Tautology
Wed Mar 11, 2009 2:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9367395

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (now with 20% more fungus!)

I ended up having a massive argument with this guy by text. He was trying to prove there was an afterlife with quantum mechanics, and I was repeatedly saying I didn't mind his opinions on whether there's an afterlife or not, as long as he didn't rape physics along the way. The things he said about t...
by Tautology
Wed Mar 11, 2009 2:00 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9367395

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (now with 20% more fungus!)

Well in quantum physics the act of observing can change the behaviour of sub atomic particles. So the mind can basically effect matter. This is a good basis for the law of attraction. The law of attraction is a slightly different topic but still revelent. Everything is energy and thoughts are energ...
by Tautology
Mon Mar 09, 2009 6:17 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Comical mistakes in your homework.
Replies: 144
Views: 17700

Re: Comical mistakes in your homework.

Well, the graph is plotting the angle on the y-axis in radians. I wanted to keep the angle between 0 and 2 \pi , so if the angle was greater than 2 \pi it would subtract 2 \pi from that value and so on. Unfortunately, I accidentally said that if the angle was greater than \pi to subtract 2 \pi , and...
by Tautology
Mon Mar 09, 2009 3:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The worst designed page on the internet
Replies: 71
Views: 9704

Re: The worst designed page on the internet

Yvetteroll. Doesn't quite roll off the tongue, but it could work!
by Tautology
Mon Mar 09, 2009 2:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The worst designed page on the internet
Replies: 71
Views: 9704

Re: The worst designed page on the internet

That sounds dangerous. Eventually someone would put in some horrible strobe effect somewhere and anyone who tried to access the wiki would have severe epileptic fits, regardless of whether they have epilepsy or not. We'd be responsible for the death of millions.
by Tautology
Mon Mar 09, 2009 2:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The worst designed page on the internet
Replies: 71
Views: 9704

Re: The worst designed page on the internet

Enter was positioned neatly in the centre of screen, but it did look like somebody vomited. Who would finish designing that and say "Yes, this is perfect!"? My little faith in humanity says it's a joke. As I was able to find a map to Vette. http://yvettesbridalformal.com/vettemap1.html . ...
by Tautology
Mon Mar 09, 2009 2:14 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Comical mistakes in your homework.
Replies: 144
Views: 17700

Comical mistakes in your homework.

I much prefer making mistakes in Physics homework than in Maths homework, because when I screw up a calculation, half the time it leads to situations that are pretty funny to imagine. This is most apparent in anything to do with Astrophysics. I once managed to calculate that the radius of the Sun wa...
by Tautology
Fri Mar 06, 2009 12:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9367395

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (now with 20% more fungus!)

To Sungura: Attracted by your cute and fuzzy avatar, I found my way to your website. You breed rabbits? I WANT TO BE YOU! I had an awww-fest with the pictures on your site. Fuzzy bunnies make me emit a high-pitched, girly whine. Especially ones with floppy ears!

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