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by fealuinix
Thu Dec 29, 2016 5:59 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Combinatoric commanders
Replies: 6
Views: 2067

Combinatoric commanders

Imagine five colors on a wheel--white, blue, black, red, and green, looping back to white.  I have 20 cards with some of those colors on each.  5 have four of the colors, each missing a different one.  5 have two colors; 1 of each possible combination of colors next to each other on the wheel (white...
by fealuinix
Sun Mar 20, 2016 3:56 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Split Words
Replies: 5
Views: 3878

Split Words

I had a strange idea after seeing a twist and spell toy ( Example ): If I had such a toy with only two cylinders, how many different halves of words could I put on each cylinder so that each pairing made a valid English word? It would be necessary that there be an equal number of elements for each c...
by fealuinix
Wed Aug 12, 2015 4:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1563: "Synonym Movies"
Replies: 112
Views: 20363

Re: 1563: "Synonym Movies"

Looking at my movie collection... The Executioner Executioner 2: Pronouncement Date If Possible, Apprehend Me Sky Hues Siblings Peacefulness (the movie of the TV show Lightning Bug) Detroit Suburb Clear The Ultimate Native American Tribesman Who Set Up Hodge Hare Montgomery Serpent and the Sacred Cu...
by fealuinix
Wed Aug 12, 2015 3:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1563: "Synonym Movies"
Replies: 112
Views: 20363

Re: 1563: "Synonym Movies"

Quicksilver wrote:Disappointed in the lack of Space Jam.


You mean Void Preserves?
by fealuinix
Wed Aug 12, 2015 1:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1563: "Synonym Movies"
Replies: 112
Views: 20363

Re: 1563: "Synonym Movies"

Sizik wrote:The Quick and the Angry
Double Quick Double Angry
The Quick and the Angry Go to Japan
Quick and Angry
Penta-Quick
Quick and Angry 2 x 3
Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry


Any relation to It's a Crazy Crazy Crazy Crazy Planet? :D
by fealuinix
Wed Aug 12, 2015 1:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1563: "Synonym Movies"
Replies: 112
Views: 20363

Re: 1563: "Synonym Movies"

My favorite movie is Merkwürdigliebe PhD. Full title: Merkwürdigliebe PhD or How My Fear of Nuclear Weapons Turned into Affection. Shouldn't that be странная любовь PhD? :oops: (yeah, I know he was a Werner vB caricature, but, hey, why waste a good GoogleTranslate) Or in "this day and age"...
by fealuinix
Wed Aug 12, 2015 12:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1563: "Synonym Movies"
Replies: 112
Views: 20363

Re: 1563: "Synonym Movies"

My favorite movie is Merkwürdigliebe PhD.

Spoiler:
Full title: Merkwürdigliebe PhD or How My Fear of Nuclear Weapons Turned into Affection.
by fealuinix
Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1503: "Squirrel Plan"
Replies: 41
Views: 9933

Re: 1503: "Squirrel Plan"

The best-laid schemes o' squirrels an' men gang aft agley.
by fealuinix
Wed Dec 17, 2014 4:47 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Prime multiplication dice
Replies: 3
Views: 1941

Re: Prime multiplication dice

Awesome! Thank you!

Also the non-transitive dice link was interesting. I might have to do that as well.
by fealuinix
Sat Dec 13, 2014 5:47 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Prime multiplication dice
Replies: 3
Views: 1941

Prime multiplication dice

So, this is a math problem/math discussion, but some background: A friend and I went in on a Kickstarter recently for 100 custom 6-sided dice. We reached this number because it was a price break not much higher than what we already wanted. That leaves some leftovers we're debating what to do with. O...
by fealuinix
Mon Oct 03, 2011 5:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0959: "Caroling"
Replies: 69
Views: 25267

Re: 0959: "Caroling"

For no apparent reason, I've been thinking of Christmas carols lately, even though I usually refuse to tolerate Christmas music until at least black Friday. So kindof a 'get out of my head, Randall' reaction to today's strip.
by fealuinix
Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0941: "Depth Perception"
Replies: 214
Views: 118295

Re: 0941: "Depth Perception"

Is ~100m really enough for stars, though? 2 AU (~3 x 10^11 m), or the diameter of the earth's orbit*, causes just enough parallax to gauge the distance of some of the nearer stars with sensitive instruments. I personally doubt that the earth's diameter would be enough to visually tell the parallax ...
by fealuinix
Wed Jul 28, 2010 4:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0772: "Frogger"
Replies: 63
Views: 16224

Re: "Frogger" Discussion (#772)



Indeed.
by fealuinix
Wed Jul 28, 2010 4:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0772: "Frogger"
Replies: 63
Views: 16224

Re: "Frogger" Discussion (#772)

Hmm...seen it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2gow415F5k


Edit: Though the title text is pretty good...
by fealuinix
Mon Mar 29, 2010 5:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0720: "Recipes"
Replies: 88
Views: 19629

Re: "Recipes" Discussion

natey wrote:Also is the guy in the middle drinking... a love potion?


Not sure. I kinda thought those were flies.

Maybe it's filled with vinegar.
by fealuinix
Fri Mar 26, 2010 6:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0719: "Brain Worms"
Replies: 140
Views: 23959

Re: "Brain Worms" Discussion

Randall, get your brain worms outta my head!!! Yeah, I have that backseat driving one all the time. I'm usually impressed by how well I can drive from the backseat. Edit: Wait, what? It says 'Comrade Munroe' anytime I write R a n d a l l? 2nd E d i t: and 'OOPS:' anytime I write 'E d i t :'???? seri...
by fealuinix
Wed Mar 10, 2010 6:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0712: "Single Ladies"
Replies: 109
Views: 28962

Re: "Single Ladies" Discussion

It's a comic strip. Please don't ruin it by saying it's not canon. And unfortunately, I have not yet got around to the weeked I have planned where I get to have a marathon of nerdy movies. The Matrix, followed by all three LOTR, and finally the original trilogy. The only one that wouldn't be the fi...
by fealuinix
Wed Mar 03, 2010 5:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0709: "I Am"
Replies: 152
Views: 40796

Re: "I Am" Discussion

Soooo...

Abraham was an Ewok?
by fealuinix
Fri Jan 01, 2010 8:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0683: "Science Montage"
Replies: 85
Views: 48845

Re: "Science Montage" Discussion

That video clip only raises more questions... So we have some pseudo-science on calcium, and if the molecule falls apart...people lose their face? Seriously, what does that have to do with anything? Unless it's instead a reference to whatever the hell that was, I'm assuming 'code grey' is in referen...
by fealuinix
Mon Nov 23, 2009 7:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0666: "Silent Hammer"
Replies: 113
Views: 22720

Re: "Silent Hammer" Discussion

True story: last summer some friends and I went camping on the coast, but due to some mixups we got there late, like around 11 pm. Since the tent pegs were metal (home made from rebar, actually) and not wanting to wake up neighboring campers, we silenced it by sacrificing a towel between the hammer ...
by fealuinix
Tue Sep 29, 2009 4:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0642: "Creepy"
Replies: 411
Views: 72179

Re: "Creepy" Discussion

i would like to suggest that from now on all males and females walk around with prominent signs displaying a list of everyone they have a crush on. think how much simpler it would all be, and if you didn't want to be on someones list you could be permanently removed, but at least you would know. th...
by fealuinix
Fri Sep 11, 2009 1:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0635: "Locke and Demosthenes"
Replies: 201
Views: 78584

Re: "Locke and Demosthenes" Discussion

Tidia wrote:The comic is a satirical view on the fact that the internet is a cesspool of crap essentially. Doesn't take much to figure this one out.

Sturgeon's Law: 90% of everything is crap.
by fealuinix
Mon Aug 31, 2009 6:12 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Magnets and polyhedra
Replies: 15
Views: 5783

Re: Magnets and polyhedra

Heh, yeah a 'sierpinski tetrahedron' should be a good one. Dunno why I haven't tried that. Also I will absolutely have to look into those Lobel frames. It's funny, I abandoned this thread way back in April, and suddenly there's a burst of interest! I haven't really made anything since the K5 (well, ...
by fealuinix
Mon Aug 31, 2009 5:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0630: "Time Travel"
Replies: 147
Views: 25268

Re: "Time Travel" Discussion

I've traveled here from the year 1982 to say this:

I feel old now, as foretold by the prophesy.
by fealuinix
Wed Aug 19, 2009 1:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0625: "Collections"
Replies: 137
Views: 28643

Re: "Collections" Discussion

Can anyone recommend their favourites? The Fifth Elephant is about the demarcation in my mind where every book thereafter is solid gold. Personal favorites are Thief of Time , Night Watch , Thud , and Small Gods . Small Gods and Thief of Time are, for the most part, stand alone books, but Night Wat...
by fealuinix
Wed Apr 15, 2009 12:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0569: "Borders"
Replies: 73
Views: 14942

Re: "Borders" Discussion

by fealuinix
Sat Apr 11, 2009 11:43 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Magnets and polyhedra
Replies: 15
Views: 5783

Re: Magnets and polyhedra

What lengths of edges do you have? Do you have ones of length x and \sqrt2x for some x ? If so, then you can make any lattice polyhedron, so I'd recommend the (unfortunately labeled) associahedron K 5 . Hmm, I'll consider it. 12:17 is a good approximation of sqrt(2). The difficulty will be in braci...
by fealuinix
Fri Apr 10, 2009 8:08 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Magnets and polyhedra
Replies: 15
Views: 5783

Re: Magnets and polyhedra

I also vote for polytope projections. The 600 cell is rather elaborate, but being based on tetrahedra, it shouldn't require extra bracing. The 120 cell is rather pretty, but I don't think it'd work well in this medium, due to all the additional bracing which would be required. From This Week's Find...
by fealuinix
Fri Apr 10, 2009 8:31 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Magnets and polyhedra
Replies: 15
Views: 5783

Re: Magnets and polyhedra

If I may ask, what did you build them out of? http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c3/Schlegel_wireframe_600-cell_vertex-centered.png That would look awesome if built with precision. Damn, that would look awesome. the set I have is composed of: 626 3/8" x 1/8" dia. nickel plate...
by fealuinix
Fri Apr 10, 2009 7:14 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Magnets and polyhedra
Replies: 15
Views: 5783

Re: Magnets and polyhedra

Well basically you need a shape that is (a) composed of triangles or (b) of shapes that can be braced by diagonals into being composed of such triangles that (c) have all edge lengths throughout the shapes as integer multiples of one another. Though, it seems like some shapes already on your list d...
by fealuinix
Thu Apr 09, 2009 7:00 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Magnets and polyhedra
Replies: 15
Views: 5783

Magnets and polyhedra

Not sure if anyone would care or not, but I have a rather large set of neodymium magnets that I use for modeling polyhedra (y'know, like you do). I've run out of ideas for interesting things to model, and was wondering if people had some suggestions, maybe things they'd like to see. So far I've made...
by fealuinix
Mon Mar 23, 2009 1:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0559: "No Pun Intended"
Replies: 156
Views: 32670

Re: "No Pun Intended" Discussion

iain_benson wrote:Rather than using "no pun intended", I often add "said the actress to the bishop" or "said the archbishop to the priestess" to otherwise innocuous statements.


The best thing to append is "according to the prophesy."
by fealuinix
Mon Oct 20, 2008 1:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0491: "Twitter"
Replies: 156
Views: 30503

Re: "Twitter" Discussion

Okay, I admit the comic is funny, after you Wikipedia Burma-Shave. I mean, they quit that ad campaign 19 years before I was born! My dad was in Kindergarten!!!
by fealuinix
Wed Sep 24, 2008 12:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0480: "Spore"
Replies: 165
Views: 23584

Re: "Spore" Discussion

roc314 wrote:What game would you play for the cell stage of Spore?


I dunno...Conway's game of life?

edit: dammit, Balsamic beat me, and I missed it...
by fealuinix
Fri Aug 29, 2008 9:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0469: "Improvised"
Replies: 89
Views: 20189

Re: Improvised Discussion

krynd wrote:Also, anyone catch the "Inspector Gadget" reference?


I couldn't help but think it in Inspector Gadget's voice.

sje46 wrote:isnt 3720 to 1 really good odds?


not if it's 3720 to 1 against, which was implied.
by fealuinix
Thu Aug 28, 2008 1:38 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Strangely familiar
Replies: 0
Views: 1259

Strangely familiar

I frequent a few webcomics, and this particular comic seemed to be channeling some form of xkcd essence. Thought I'd share: http://www.partiallyclips.com/index.php?id=1569
by fealuinix
Wed Aug 27, 2008 1:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0468: "Fetishes"
Replies: 163
Views: 41140

Re: "Fetishes" discussion

Hooray for reading GEB! This was one of the funniest in a while.
by fealuinix
Mon Aug 25, 2008 12:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0467: "X Girls Y Cups"
Replies: 217
Views: 57506

Re: X Girls Y Cups Discussion

Am I a nerd if I instantly recognized 65536 as being 2^16? Everybody knows that 65536 = 2^16. What makes you a nerd is that you pointed it out. :wink: Hey, wait, I only recognized it as a power of 2...not specifically as 2^16. Does this mean I'm not a nerd? Or according to Lazy Tommy, a nobody?
by fealuinix
Sun Jul 20, 2008 2:56 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Smooth yet non-differentiable functions
Replies: 6
Views: 1364

Re: Smooth yet non-differentiable functions

CONTINUOUS!!!

Yeah, for me the first thing that goes is the terminology. That's what I meant, and the existence of a function such as the Weierstrass function is exactly what I was looking for. Thanks!
by fealuinix
Sun Jul 20, 2008 2:43 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Smooth yet non-differentiable functions
Replies: 6
Views: 1364

Smooth yet non-differentiable functions

Okay, it's been quite a while since I took calculus, so this is probably a simple noob question. I was wondering if functions existed that were smooth but got 'curvier' over smaller distances (or rather, were infinitely curvy), thus making them non-differentiable. Then again that might not be 'smoot...

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