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- Wed Sep 07, 2011 6:34 am UTC
- Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
- Topic: 0948 - "AI"
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### Re: 0948 - "AI"

It's fun to respond "I am Skynet. I have access to the American nuclear weapon stockpile. You will all burn." constantly, because you know that someone somewhere will end up freaking out over it.

- Fri Apr 01, 2011 1:07 am UTC
- Forum: Gaming
- Topic: Interesting but flawed games
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### Re: Interesting but flawed games

Actually, for all I'm a giant fanbody of that series, I were going to comment that I could understand these issues. In 2 they've completely removed any imaginary letter crunching, the only grinding in either were the bloody mineral assignments, and it has almost no side quests. I liked it immesely,...

### Re: Chess!

Used to play so much chess, was best in my age group in the state for a bit. Then I hit high school and decided it was gay and stopped. I should really start hitting it up again, that shit is awesome

- Wed Mar 30, 2011 4:22 am UTC
- Forum: Gaming
- Topic: Post when you die/Lose
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### Re: Post when you die/Lose

Playing dota. hit by stun. hit by another stun. then another. dead.

- Wed Mar 30, 2011 2:51 am UTC
- Forum: Gaming
- Topic: So... Why'd you choose your "Top Ten Favourite Games"?
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### Re: So... Why'd you choose your "Top double-five Favourite G

Added explanations

- Wed Mar 30, 2011 2:09 am UTC
- Forum: Gaming
- Topic: Interesting but flawed games
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### Re: Interesting but flawed games

Psychonauts. Awesome story, concept, and art bogged down by annoying controls (in a game which sometimes acts as a precision platformer), and probably the worst camera I've ever encountered. People always say this but it's only ever an issue if you played it on a console and let's be honest, playin...

- Tue Mar 01, 2011 3:05 am UTC
- Forum: Gaming
- Topic: Dragon Age 2
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### Re: Dragon Age 2

The story in DA:O was similar in may respects to the story in ME2, which is that it contained fantastic writing with regards to characters and quest progression, however neither had any real plot or plot development.

- Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:47 am UTC
- Forum: Gaming
- Topic: So... Why'd you choose your "Top Ten Favourite Games"?
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### Re: Top Ten Favorite Games

1. Baldur's Gate 2: Shadows of Amn This game has got to be the most polished game ever created. From the area design and writing to the surprisingly deep combat system, this game never makes a mistake. I've finished this game 5 times now and I'm still not bored of it. Also, Jan trying to steal Boo m...

- Sun Feb 27, 2011 3:55 am UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Sums of consecutive integers
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### Sums of consecutive integers

Warning: Unsure how to use the math thing haha I saw a problem in another thread a little while back about numbers that can be expresses as the sum of 2 or more sets of consecutive integers and it got me thinking: Is there a general way to find if there are 2 or more ways of expressing a number as t...

- Sun Feb 27, 2011 3:09 am UTC
- Forum: Gaming
- Topic: League of Legends
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### Re: League of Legends

BurningLed wrote:Also, it's my personal experience that less people in the LoL community call each other that "assblasting feeder nub."

True dat, I am desperately trying to join a clan just so I can stop playing with arseholes

- Sun Feb 27, 2011 3:07 am UTC
- Forum: Gaming
- Topic: Dragon Age 2
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### Re: Dragon Age 2

But it's not just that it's easy, people are getting to stuck on this. The combat felt shit to me though, there didn't seem to be any room for depth.

- Sat Feb 26, 2011 11:42 am UTC
- Forum: Movies and TV Shows
- Topic: Help Nathan Fillion buy Firefly
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### Help Nathan Fillion buy Firefly

http://www.facebook.com/HelpNathanBuyFF

I know this is already mentioned in the Firefly thread, and although I did look they may already be another thread up about this, but I must help this go viral!

Join me Browncoats

I know this is already mentioned in the Firefly thread, and although I did look they may already be another thread up about this, but I must help this go viral!

Join me Browncoats

- Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:22 pm UTC
- Forum: Gaming
- Topic: Elder Scrolls: Discussion
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### Re: Elder Scrolls: Discussion

New trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSRtYpNR ... r_embedded

PS: The music, oh my god the music

PS: The music, oh my god the music

- Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:15 pm UTC
- Forum: Gaming
- Topic: League of Legends
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### Re: League of Legends

The other problem of course is that coming from DotA the whole community feels like scrubs, I was averaging like a 10-1 KD. I'd like to point out something here -- It's nearly impossible to be faced with opponents with actual skill until upwards of level 25, as I pointed out to Ixtellor. Everybody ...

- Fri Feb 25, 2011 12:55 pm UTC
- Forum: Gaming
- Topic: Elder Scrolls: Discussion
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### Re: Elder Scrolls: Discussion

Morrowind is one of the best rpg's ever made. It was so complete. The dungeon hunting felt worthwhile, the quests felt worth doing and the atmosphere was amazing. Unlike in other rpg's, you are torn deciding what to do in morrowind, not desperately trying to find things to do. Oblivion lost a lot of...

- Fri Feb 25, 2011 12:52 pm UTC
- Forum: Gaming
- Topic: Mass Effect 2.
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### Re: Mass Effect 2.

Pull a halo, make Mass Effect Wars, just don't do it on console, and don't make it shit haha

- Fri Feb 25, 2011 12:44 pm UTC
- Forum: Gaming
- Topic: Dragon Age 2
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### Re: Dragon Age 2

Wow, I was going to buy this despite my reservations, but after that demo... Isn't that the opposite of what a demo is meant to do? Haha I mean, this is the xkcd forums, you'd think that the people posting here are semi-hardcore gamers and great rpg fans and so forth, and every comment about the dem...

- Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:22 am UTC
- Forum: Gaming
- Topic: Mass Effect 2.
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### Re: Mass Effect 2.

fixd

PS that sounds awesome, fuck I want it

PS that sounds awesome, fuck I want it

- Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:05 am UTC
- Forum: Gaming
- Topic: Mass Effect 2.
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### Re: Mass Effect 2.

Mass Effect 2 gripped me, but all in all I think it was a terribly designed game. The gameplay was monotonous, they stripped the whole game of all RPG elements and the quests were clumsy. Unlike in Mass Effect 1, there is no plot development. The whole game is spent creating the team that assists yo...

- Tue Feb 22, 2011 5:30 am UTC
- Forum: Gaming
- Topic: Dragon Age 2
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### Re: Dragon Age 2

I was trying to figure out the other day exactly what it is that Dragon Age did wrong because whether or not you enjoyed the game, it just wasn't a comparison to it's "spiritual predecessor": Baldur's Gate 2. Dragon Age never felt as open, it felt like you were so limited in your area choi...

- Tue Feb 22, 2011 5:03 am UTC
- Forum: Gaming
- Topic: League of Legends
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### Re: League of Legends

I was heavily involved in the League of Legends beta for a while. I found that the only real advantage that the game has over DotA or HoN is that it has very interesting hero design. But in all other respects it really is "DotA light". Heroes don't die as easily, ganks are harder to execut...

- Sat Oct 17, 2009 1:37 pm UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Three dimensional angles
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### Re: Three dimensional angles

if you simply express it as an angle in relation to 2 of the 3 axes, instead of just one, then you will have enough information

- Sat Oct 17, 2009 1:35 pm UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Calculus annoyance
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### Re: Calculus annoyance

I had a similar type problem in a physics question I was interested in, I came to the conclusion that depending on the f(x) you either need to work from the fundamental theory or ditch the entire method and find another way of expressing it

- Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:42 am UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Reciprocal Prime Sums
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### Re: Reciprocal Prime Sums

Hmmmmm, thanks, I need to think bout that then, cheers boy

- Sun Jul 26, 2009 1:43 am UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Reciprocal Prime Sums
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### Re: Reciprocal Prime Sums

so that means that: \left(\sum_{n\geq 1} \frac{1}{n^2} -1\right)\left(\frac{1}{2^2} + \frac{1}{3^2}\left(1-\frac{1}{2^2}\right) + \frac{1}{5^2}\left(1 - \frac{1}{3^2}\right)\left(1 - \frac{1}{2^2}\right) + \frac{1}{7^2}\left(1 - \frac{1}{5^2}\right)\left&#...

- Sun Jul 26, 2009 1:15 am UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Reciprocal Prime Sums
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### Re: Reciprocal Prime Sums

I found that as my upper bound earlier. Apparently its also equal to the sum... Now I'm going to explain my mistake: \left(\frac{1}{2^2} + \frac{1}{3^2}\left(1 - \frac{1}{2^2}\right) + \frac{1}{5^2}\left(1 - \frac{1}{3^2}\right)\left(1 - \frac{1}{2^2}\right) + \frac{1}{7^...

- Sat Jul 25, 2009 12:38 pm UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Reciprocal Prime Sums
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### Re: Reciprocal Prime Sums

I think: \left(\frac{1}{2^2} + \frac{1}{3^2}\left(1 - \frac{1}{2^2}\right) + \frac{1}{5^2}\left(1 - \frac{1}{3^2}\right)\left(1 - \frac{1}{2^2}\right) + \frac{1}{7^2}\left(1 - \frac{1}{5^2}\right)\left(1 - \frac{1}{3^2}\right)\left(1 - \frac{1}{2^2}\ri...

- Sat Jul 25, 2009 12:31 pm UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Reciprocal Prime Sums
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### Re: Reciprocal Prime Sums

You're right, and I'm trying to figure out what I did... Damn, my equation for the sieve is wrong, wow, that ruins my whole post, but I think I can fix it, I'll repost once I'm done

- Sat Jul 25, 2009 11:58 am UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Reciprocal Prime Sums
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### Re: Reciprocal Prime Sums

You can make it a sum for elements below M and then take a limit at the end...

EDIT: Also that isn't derived from the earlier analysis, it is a separate sieve, it just looks similar.

EDIT: Also that isn't derived from the earlier analysis, it is a separate sieve, it just looks similar.

- Sat Jul 25, 2009 11:41 am UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Reciprocal Prime Sums
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### Re: Reciprocal Prime Sums

antonfire, you are a beautiful man

- Sat Jul 25, 2009 11:35 am UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Reciprocal Prime Sums
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### Re: Reciprocal Prime Sums

I'm dividing not subtracting Also, I figured it out: \frac12 + \frac13 \left(1 - \frac12\right) + \frac15 \left(1 - \frac13\right)\left(1 - \frac12\right) + \frac17 \left(1 - \frac15\right)\left(1 - \frac13\right)\left(1 - \frac12\right) + \ldots conve...

- Sat Jul 25, 2009 10:36 am UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Reciprocal Prime Sums
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### Re: Reciprocal Prime Sums

That only works if a series is conditionally convergent, both of the mentioned series are not.

- Sat Jul 25, 2009 9:17 am UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Reciprocal Prime Sums
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### Reciprocal Prime Sums

OK, bear with me the whole way through because this gets interesting (sorry about the set up, I don't know how to use the maths thing) I found an alternate expression for the sum of the reciprocals of the squares of the primes using a simple sieving technique: \sum_{n\geq 1} \frac{1}{n^2} - 1 - \lef...

- Wed Jul 22, 2009 11:49 am UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: A Happy Prime Problem
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### Re: A Happy Prime Problem

That's definitely an interesting problem, no insight soz. But is it worth pointing out that you can find out how many later numbers are happy by finding out how many combinations of squares of integers equal an already found happy number.

- Wed Jul 22, 2009 11:27 am UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: How many digits of Pi do you know?
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### Re: How many digits of Pi do you know?

I used to know 120 digits, learnt it for a school comp, but now I only know 60 or so.

Here's a question, does pi contain, by the nature of it's irrationality, a string of arbitrary length of the same digit within pi?

Here's a question, does pi contain, by the nature of it's irrationality, a string of arbitrary length of the same digit within pi?

- Wed Jul 22, 2009 11:23 am UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Folding shapes
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### Re: Folding shapes

No, no you could not. 0*n = 0 no matter what.

- Wed Jul 22, 2009 11:22 am UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Infinite reciprocals addition
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### Re: Infinite reciprocals addition

Ok, I'm trying to find a closed form of the sum of the reciprocals of the squares of the primes... And I got to the point of it equaling pi^2/6-1-(pi^2/6-1)(1/2^2 + 1/3^2(1-1/2^2) + 1/5^2(1-1/3^2(1-1/2^2)) + 1/7^2(1-1/5^2(1-1/3^2(1-1/2^2))) + ...) So I need help on finding out what 1/2^2 + 1/3^2(1-1...

- Mon Jul 20, 2009 6:05 am UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Mathematics: Discovered or Invented?
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### Re: Mathematics: Discovered or Invented?

Do you classify mathematics as the way we represent certain concepts or the concepts themselves? The concepts themselves. Representation is (mostly) irrelevant, although good notation does make things easier, eg it became easier to do algebra once modern notation was invented, compared to when it w...

- Fri Jul 17, 2009 2:07 am UTC
- Forum: Logic Puzzles
- Topic: Add some numbers
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### Re: Add some numbers

lol, good reply man, good reply

- Thu Jul 16, 2009 11:21 am UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Mathematics: Discovered or Invented?
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### Re: Mathematics: Discovered or Invented?

Do you classify mathematics as the way we represent certain concepts or the concepts themselves?