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by HenryGifford
Tue May 05, 2009 12:34 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: SAT Scores
Replies: 241
Views: 32967

Re: SAT Scores

I'm in Eighth grade, and...
Critical Reading: 640
Math: 660
WRiting: 670

That'd be 1970 in total. Pretty proud of that for my grade.
by HenryGifford
Fri May 01, 2009 7:44 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Youngest XKCD reader.
Replies: 28
Views: 3105

Re: Youngest XKCD reader.

When did you turn 13?
by HenryGifford
Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:45 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Youngest XKCD reader.
Replies: 28
Views: 3105

Re: Youngest XKCD reader.

13, been reading since 12, read a couple when 11 but wouldn't've understood most of the comics.

Understand all of them now.
by HenryGifford
Wed Apr 01, 2009 4:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0563: "Fermirotica"
Replies: 164
Views: 37977

"Fermirotica" Discussion

Image
Link: http://xkcd.com/563/
Alt:I love how Google handles dimensional analysis. Stats are ballpark and vary wildly by time of day and whether your mom is in town.
by HenryGifford
Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:37 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: A "pranky", friendly revenge?
Replies: 28
Views: 1964

Re: A "pranky", friendly revenge?

Okay, so...you want to take revenge on a person who knows you never carry water and always tries to have some, but you're annoyed because after he gave another friend of his a little bit of water and claimed once that he did it "to annoy you," and now you want to put water balloons in his...
by HenryGifford
Wed Mar 25, 2009 2:47 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: A "pranky", friendly revenge?
Replies: 28
Views: 1964

Re: A "pranky", friendly revenge?

Oh no we couldn't have a penknife. We couldn't have any sort of blade. A pin would probably be a bad idea. This kid got suspended two years ago because he had a box cutter. Our school's incredibly paranoid with that sort of stuff. (Probably because our area is often considered a "ghetto."...
by HenryGifford
Mon Mar 23, 2009 10:33 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: A "pranky", friendly revenge?
Replies: 28
Views: 1964

Re: A "pranky", friendly revenge?

Minor improvement to pinholes for extra wetness. If your school allows you to have a penknife on your keys, instead of pinholes, make small slits (ie run the blade down the plastic, not cut rectangles out), if not you could use the blade off a pencil sharpener. Oh no we couldn't have a penknife. We...
by HenryGifford
Mon Mar 23, 2009 10:30 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Xkcd coding contest administratorium thread
Replies: 142
Views: 11542

Re: Xkcd coding contest?

I'd love to do it, depending on difficulty...
by HenryGifford
Sun Mar 22, 2009 5:13 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: A "pranky", friendly revenge?
Replies: 28
Views: 1964

Re: A "pranky", friendly revenge?

Yeah I like the pin idea too. Seems simple enough.
by HenryGifford
Sat Mar 21, 2009 1:12 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Real that's what she said moment in school
Replies: 132
Views: 13295

Re: Real that's what she said moment in school

Huh. I didn't realize that every band was the same exact thing.
by HenryGifford
Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:54 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Real that's what she said moment in school
Replies: 132
Views: 13295

Re: Real that's what she said moment in school

If you're a band geek, then you know just how many TWSS's you'll hear... So one time, we're practicing our stand tunes in the band room, and we do a REALLY crappy job, so the band director shouts: "STOP, STOP, STOP IT! *waits until he has everyone's attention* ... That was messy; do it again.&...
by HenryGifford
Thu Mar 19, 2009 6:59 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: A "pranky", friendly revenge?
Replies: 28
Views: 1964

Re: A "pranky", friendly revenge?

You guys are no fun. Prank wars are great. If he is a good friend, then you will always be able to call a truce sometime after it begins, just do not ruin anything of his that he finds valuable. Water balloons are a good idea, but run the risk of popping inside the locker. I'd suggest taking his bo...
by HenryGifford
Wed Mar 18, 2009 3:01 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: A "pranky", friendly revenge?
Replies: 28
Views: 1964

Re: A "pranky", friendly revenge?

Yeah I agree with it needing to involve water. The water balloons idea sounds good, I'll see if I can do that. There's a water fountain right by his locker, so...
by HenryGifford
Wed Mar 18, 2009 12:15 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: A "pranky", friendly revenge?
Replies: 28
Views: 1964

A "pranky", friendly revenge?

Hello, my name is Henry, and I would very much like to prank my very good friend. Very much. (And to use "very" again... Very) In a short explanation, this friend brings a water with him every day to school. I often forget to bring water and, like anyone, get thirsty in the middle of the d...
by HenryGifford
Tue Mar 17, 2009 12:13 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: back story
Replies: 10
Views: 1184

Re: back story

Well the words you did actually type were real words, so I doubt Word could have picked it up...
by HenryGifford
Sun Mar 15, 2009 3:40 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding Camp
Replies: 16
Views: 1647

Re: Coding Camp

I've just read through the whole thing, and apparently my topic was not completely clear. I was, in fact, specifically interested in summer camps, because rarely do I have anything to do during the summer, and I think it would be fun to further my programming skills while not being completely bored ...
by HenryGifford
Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:17 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding Camp
Replies: 16
Views: 1647

Re: Coding Camp

I tried to install on Leopard, but it tells me I need PyObjC 1.1 or greater, then I looked around and it says Leopard comes with PyObjC 2.0...

Apple, you have once again confused me.
by HenryGifford
Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:09 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding Camp
Replies: 16
Views: 1647

Re: Coding Camp

I can't make a game with any sort of GUI...
by HenryGifford
Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:22 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding Camp
Replies: 16
Views: 1647

Coding Camp

Recently, I've been curious if there are any coding summer camps or programs in America, preferably the East coast. I'm 13 and, I think, pretty good at Python. I'd love to expand my knowledge of programming languages, into something like Java or C/C++.
Does anyone know of any camps/programs?
Thanks
by HenryGifford
Mon Mar 02, 2009 5:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0550: "Density"
Replies: 184
Views: 60984

Re: "Density" Discussion

I don't like internet meme's but I thought the comic was actually funny. I think what sold me on it was that the narrator acknowledged that using internet memes on that scale would ruin his life. (Of course, in my mind "ruin"="everyone else will hit him with a shovel until he stops u...
by HenryGifford
Mon Mar 02, 2009 5:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0550: "Density"
Replies: 184
Views: 60984

Re: "Density" Discussion

I liked it.
But my parents had *points to himself* this guy on purpose.
by HenryGifford
Thu Feb 26, 2009 2:05 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Perl or python?
Replies: 17
Views: 1455

Re: Perl or python?

Nobody's gonna tell you both.
They'll probably tell you Python.
I'm assuming first language, so...
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by HenryGifford
Wed Feb 25, 2009 9:38 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Is our mathematics system flawed?
Replies: 57
Views: 5209

Re: Is our mathematics system flawed?

PerPer wrote:I say, that you my good sir, is the jerk, not me.


No YOU is the jerk!

(Now it's me that's the jerk.)
by HenryGifford
Mon Feb 23, 2009 7:58 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Project Euler
Replies: 411
Views: 148249

Re: Project Euler

i heard about PE a few weeks ago...but back then, the only language i had any fluency in was GML (game maker language...from yoyogames.com if your interested :P ) so i decided i'd try and further my knowledge (always good thing). i had tried to learn c/c++ a few years ago along with java, java scri...
by HenryGifford
Sat Feb 21, 2009 5:03 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Straightedge and graph paper geometry
Replies: 25
Views: 2229

Re: Straightedge and graph paper geometry

How about this. You can create your infinite sheet of graph paper using a straightedge and compass. Therefore anything you can't do with a straightedge and compass you also can't do with a sheet of graph paper. Contrapositive isn't true though. If a conditional is true, the contrapositive is always...
by HenryGifford
Thu Feb 19, 2009 3:51 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Project Euler
Replies: 411
Views: 148249

Re: Project Euler

Here could I PM the code to you?
by HenryGifford
Thu Feb 19, 2009 3:37 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Project Euler
Replies: 411
Views: 148249

Re: Project Euler

I feel like an idiot, not being able to figure out how to get "islice" or "permutations" to output anything besides <itertools.permutations object at 0x36b780>... I guess I should learn more about generators. That's what I ran into when I first started out, too. Basically, itera...
by HenryGifford
Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:07 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Project Euler
Replies: 411
Views: 148249

Re: Project Euler

Myself, I refrained from bruteforcing the answer for 24. Instead, I imported islice and permutations from itertools and let them do it for me. Work smart, not hard. :D Counting the import statement, it takes all of two lines and ~0.065 seconds to run. I feel like an idiot, not being able to figure ...
by HenryGifford
Wed Feb 18, 2009 2:16 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9848
Views: 1710291

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

In Python, is there any way to do something like list.index(x), but if the item is in the list more than once, return all indices? Thanks. (And also, thank you to everyone that's helped me in all the questions I've asked. I'm incredibly grateful, and you've all helped me in coding a lot, so thank yo...
by HenryGifford
Wed Feb 18, 2009 1:59 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Internationalization of Programming Languages
Replies: 31
Views: 1986

Re: Internationalization of Programming Languages

What language is that in?
by HenryGifford
Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:52 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Internationalization of Programming Languages
Replies: 31
Views: 1986

Re: Internationalization of Programming Languages

Berengal wrote:Perl also has a module that allows you to program in latin...

That must be so helpful for people who speak Latin natively.
by HenryGifford
Mon Feb 16, 2009 9:38 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Project Euler
Replies: 411
Views: 148249

Re: Project Euler

For problem 24 I wrote a very simple brute force method for achieving the possible permutations for 0, 1, and 2 in Python. list=[] for a in range(0,3): for b in range(0,3): for c in range(0,3): if not a==b and not b==c and not a==c: list.append([a, b, c]) Now I know t...
by HenryGifford
Sat Feb 14, 2009 12:27 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: The nazis really were evil
Replies: 6
Views: 1050

Re: The nazis really were evil

Aha! I needed mathematical proof!
by HenryGifford
Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:48 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Laziness
Replies: 12
Views: 1550

Re: Laziness

the tree wrote:
keeperofdakeys wrote:why don't you go the library at your college, you may be less distracted there
I'm going to give you three guesses regarding where I am right now and what I'm doing.

Can I guess?
I bet you're at the...
Library at your college?

Posting on the fora?
by HenryGifford
Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: 1234567890 day!
Replies: 20
Views: 1813

Re: 1234567890 day!

Yes I did sit at my computer waiting to get a screenshot.
Yes I am proud of my screenshot.
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by HenryGifford
Fri Feb 13, 2009 10:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Today
Replies: 18
Views: 1432

Re: Today

Today the Epoch time will be 1234567890.
by HenryGifford
Fri Feb 13, 2009 12:40 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Laziness
Replies: 12
Views: 1550

Re: Laziness

I think definitely just find a public place and do your work there... It's much harder to be distracted when everyone around you is working too. You also don't wanna look like a slacker in front of everyone else...
by HenryGifford
Sun Feb 08, 2009 5:23 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Programs that print their own source code
Replies: 100
Views: 24149

Re: Programs that print their own source code

Why Two Kay wrote:I'm pretty sure a restriction on quines is that they are not supposed to use files.

Ah bummer.
by HenryGifford
Sat Feb 07, 2009 8:28 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Programs that print their own source code
Replies: 100
Views: 24149

Re: Programs that print their own source code

Yeah in Python I did:

Code: Select all

quine=open("quine.py")
quine=quine.read()
print quine
by HenryGifford
Sat Feb 07, 2009 5:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]
Replies: 2356
Views: 394395

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

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