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by achan1058
Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:47 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone
Replies: 6608
Views: 796229

Re: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone

Well, they removed metalopolis from the map pool. Unfortunate. Metalopolis is a fantastic map without close positions allowed. Why is Blizzard so completely resistant to realizing and correcting their mistakes? I am surprised at what they said though, the fact that Metalopolis has a 60% zerg win ra...
by achan1058
Thu Jun 30, 2011 5:18 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone
Replies: 6608
Views: 796229

Re: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone

Eh, as I said before, I'm not over-interested in getting better, I primarily play with RL friends of similar skill so 'getting better' is counter-productive to 'having fun' I ladder to pass the time. I think there's a difference between not having the mechanics to become better, as opposed to not b...
by achan1058
Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:15 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone
Replies: 6608
Views: 796229

Re: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone

You, sir, name? wrote:
Kag wrote:
You, sir, name? wrote:Speedlots, speedlots, nothing but speedlots


An appropriate number of speedlots will beat anything.

Yes, even banshees.


Indeed. I beat mass voidrays with speedlots.
How about annoying Terrans who float buildings?
by achan1058
Tue Jun 28, 2011 12:25 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone
Replies: 6608
Views: 796229

Re: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone

All this talk about marines being free (of gas at least) reminds me of this poster:

Think Green, Go Marine
by achan1058
Mon Jun 27, 2011 4:02 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: NY Governor expects approval of Gay Marriage Bill
Replies: 107
Views: 8700

Re: NY Governor expects approval of Gay Marriage Bill

I assume Steriod will, at that point, defend to the ends of the earth the notion that marriage is between two people of any gender against the new encroachment of polygamists upon the "status quo". His views (though vastly different) put him in exactly the same position as conservatives, ...
by achan1058
Sun Jun 26, 2011 11:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Belgian activists destroy GM potatos
Replies: 135
Views: 11241

Re: Belgian activists destroy GM potatos

Other reasons aside, with current GMO IP law and enforcement (patent infringement suits when GM crops inevitably cross-polinate to fields using non-GM crops), GM crops present a clear threat to all farmers using non-GM crops within pollination distance of GM crops. Terminator seeds solve this (cont...
by achan1058
Sun Jun 26, 2011 2:07 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Germany to Decommission All Nuclear Power Plants
Replies: 132
Views: 11753

Re: Germany to Decommission All Nuclear Power Plants

Beside all this, you still have not proposed anything that allows one to reasonably replace coal (aside from an unrealistic fantasy world), Reducing consumption is not a fantasy. The average per capita footprint in the U.S. is nearly double that of other industrial nations, which are themselves fai...
by achan1058
Sat Jun 25, 2011 8:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Germany to Decommission All Nuclear Power Plants
Replies: 132
Views: 11753

Re: Germany to Decommission All Nuclear Power Plants

Somewhat. My claim is that from looking at the dangers alone, cars are more dangerous. So, what I am really saying that one should not simply look at whether something causes death or not when you are looking at whether to use it, but instead look at whether the danger out weights the benefits. As ...
by achan1058
Sat Jun 25, 2011 3:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Germany to Decommission All Nuclear Power Plants
Replies: 132
Views: 11753

Re: Germany to Decommission All Nuclear Power Plants

I already said it before, it isn't, since car crash kills more than that per year, in the US alone. And no, I am not going to read a 68 page paper. Urm... are you seriously claiming that because there exists a more common cause of death, all smaller causes of death are insignificant? So if car cras...
by achan1058
Sat Jun 25, 2011 8:52 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone
Replies: 6608
Views: 796229

Re: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone

As it is, pretty much your only option is to pretty much do an all-in build yourself (assuming they're fast enough to get there before you can do shit like throw up 5 bunkers or 6 spine crawlers or boost out four sentries), which negates the advantage the defenders SHOULD get for stopping the all-i...
by achan1058
Sat Jun 25, 2011 1:58 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: How practical is a B.S. in Math?
Replies: 20
Views: 7247

Re: How practical is a B.S. in Math?

I stuck with pure maths all the way through university. I had an almost snobbish aversion to any kind of maths that had any possible real-world application, because I was a twerp back in those days. So you don't have to "major" in anything in particular. Of course if you decide halfway th...
by achan1058
Fri Jun 24, 2011 3:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Germany to Decommission All Nuclear Power Plants
Replies: 132
Views: 11753

Re: Germany to Decommission All Nuclear Power Plants

@Achan: I wasn't the one who brought up statistical significance. I was in fact, responding to the specific claim that "10,000 lives are not statistically significant because it is a small percent." That is clearly wrong. Don't let the fact that you disagree with me prevent you from readi...
by achan1058
Fri Jun 24, 2011 3:58 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Germany to Decommission All Nuclear Power Plants
Replies: 132
Views: 11753

Re: Germany to Decommission All Nuclear Power Plants

@Achan: please stop with the personal insults and pedantry. If you're going to get so worked up every time someone has a different opinion, you're going to have a heart attack. I'll have you know that my undergraduate was physics and I've taken graduate level math. Ideas like limits and statistical...
by achan1058
Fri Jun 24, 2011 12:34 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Germany to Decommission All Nuclear Power Plants
Replies: 132
Views: 11753

Re: Germany to Decommission All Nuclear Power Plants

Assuming* that small amounts of increased radiation does increase risk by a small amount (whether it's linear or less than linear), how many deaths would that incur over a million years? It's like taking the limit of zero times infinity: what's the result? It could be small or large. Actually this ...
by achan1058
Fri Jun 24, 2011 12:09 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Germany to Decommission All Nuclear Power Plants
Replies: 132
Views: 11753

Re: Germany to Decommission All Nuclear Power Plants

It's like taking the limit of zero times infinity: what's the result? It could be small or large. Please do not abuse mathematics that you do not really know about. Zero times infinity makes no sense. If you want to say 0 times the limit of function that tends to infinity, then the result is 0, per...
by achan1058
Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:41 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone
Replies: 6608
Views: 796229

Re: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone

I also had shit-tons of minerals, because The Dig is a really easy mission. Play this shit on Brutal :(. It was still easy using 2 fact siege tanks and a few bunkers. Just drill colossus and immortals. I had no problems 1 basing this mission, except when I forgot missile turrets and had to rebuild ...
by achan1058
Wed Jun 22, 2011 12:55 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Germany to Decommission All Nuclear Power Plants
Replies: 132
Views: 11753

Re: Germany to Decommission All Nuclear Power Plants

[And.. just for shits and giggles.. cite sources that aren't ridiculously inaccurate about actual radiation levels (again, apparently I live in an irradiated wasteland strictly because of the altitude), and don't attempt to inflate "thousands of Americans dying from radiation exposure" as...
by achan1058
Tue Jun 21, 2011 10:41 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: What's your approach to digesting proofs?
Replies: 7
Views: 1370

Re: What's your approach to digesting proofs?

I really agree with the "trying to look for counterexample" part of looking at a theorem/proof. Often it gives you the reasons of why the conditions of the theorem is there, and what direction is the proof going. I also agree on memorizing line by line = BAD, BAD, BAD. You will probably en...
by achan1058
Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Australian webhost hacked, ~5000 websites unrecoverable
Replies: 14
Views: 1889

Re: Australian webhost hacked, ~5000 websites unrecoverable

"In assessing the situation, our greatest fears have been confirmed that not only was the production data erased during the attack, but also key backups, snapshots and other information that would allow us to reconstruct these servers from the remaining data." How can this still happen th...
by achan1058
Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:22 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: NY Governor expects approval of Gay Marriage Bill
Replies: 107
Views: 8700

Re: NY Governor expects approval of Gay Marriage Bill

Er, no. They've been forced to issue marriage licenses, but that is not the same as officiating at more involved "ceremony" like a wedding. From my understanding, issuing a marriage license is purely paperwork. I agree with Aaeriele here, there's really no comparison to someone against ga...
by achan1058
Tue Jun 21, 2011 2:35 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: NY Governor expects approval of Gay Marriage Bill
Replies: 107
Views: 8700

Re: NY Governor expects approval of Gay Marriage Bill

Actually, why is the church allowed to perform weddings to start with? (I am guessing it's historical, but still.) I mean, it would be more logical if all weddings are required to be registered at the appropriate office, and then people can do whatever ceremony they choose to go along with it, with ...
by achan1058
Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:07 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: What I Wish I Knew at the Beginning of my Math Degree
Replies: 21
Views: 4226

Re: What I Wish I Knew at the Beginning of my Math Degree

I think my advice is:

Join the Putnam club/practice ASAP, even if you aren't going to get anything better than 0. They will have proofs drilled into your head in mere months.
by achan1058
Sat Jun 18, 2011 7:19 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone
Replies: 6608
Views: 796229

Re: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone

Lol @ GSL finals. Every GSL season has such amazing games and such a disappointing, one-sided final (Inca, Rain, July, MKP). The DongRaeGu vs sCfOu game played right before completely made up for it. Both players incredibly good. Well, it's a GSL finals after all. We expect that to be lopsided. It'...
by achan1058
Fri Jun 17, 2011 6:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Vancouver riots after Canucks loss.
Replies: 31
Views: 4352

Vancouver riots after Canucks loss.

I am surprised that there isn't a thread about this one already: BBC news report Mobs of angry fans roamed central Vancouver after the game. Riot police in Vancouver used tear gas to quell violence that broke out after the Vancouver Canucks lost the final game of the Stanley Cup. Cars were set on fi...
by achan1058
Thu Jun 16, 2011 2:51 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone
Replies: 6608
Views: 796229

Re: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone

mutestorm wrote:I hate this. I'm getting 12 points for a diamond matchup. Just throw me in plat, but dont give a gold an even match point reward vs a diamond!
Well, it means that you are either going to be promoted soon, or him being demoted soon.
by achan1058
Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:06 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone
Replies: 6608
Views: 796229

Re: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone

I pulled out my first legitimate win this morning (out of, like, 5 non-placement matches and no previous experience with MP play at all (so I had to learn from experience that you train abilities out of the tech labs, and medics and goliaths don't exist, grr)). Woo! Still made several glaring mista...
by achan1058
Tue Jun 14, 2011 12:27 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The world's best thermal barrier - still unused
Replies: 38
Views: 5298

Re: The world's best thermal barrier - still unused

Well, if it is truly amazing enough, and can be somehow verified, the secret police might do something about it......
by achan1058
Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:14 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone
Replies: 6608
Views: 796229

Re: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone

They're an endgame unit, ie they are generally only produced when efficiency in terms of supply has become much more important, so looking just at their mineral/gas cost isn't going to give a complete picture. Less important, but still a factor, is their efficiency in terms of larva, which they are...
by achan1058
Mon Jun 13, 2011 7:29 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone
Replies: 6608
Views: 796229

Re: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone

Ultra's would have been better if there is dark swarm.
by achan1058
Sun Jun 12, 2011 7:14 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone
Replies: 6608
Views: 796229

Re: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone

http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/viewmes ... _id=226470

Apparently IMMvp has been trolling the NA ladder recently. 101-5 is simply ridiculous.
by achan1058
Sun Jun 12, 2011 5:41 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone
Replies: 6608
Views: 796229

Re: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone

Kag wrote:
You, sir, name? wrote:The main lessons to be learned from the campaign seems to be that when you're up against zerg, you should turtle a lot and save as much money you can.


The main lesson is that you can beat 10 bases with 1 base if you have enough marines.
Don't forget stim. Stim and medic upgrade are totally OP.
by achan1058
Sat Jun 11, 2011 11:04 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone
Replies: 6608
Views: 796229

Re: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone

You, sir, name? wrote:Turtling in TvZ? Are you crazy? They'll have 27 bases by the 10 minute mark.
lol, yeah. From what I see in the pro games, zerg can get 4 bases and maxed supply within 15 minutes, and this isn't an over statement.
by achan1058
Fri Jun 10, 2011 9:18 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Is there an intuitive appeal for multiplication of integers?
Replies: 22
Views: 3350

Re: Is there an intuitive appeal for multiplication of integ

If you're looking for a metaphor, I always use the idea of a double negative in English. If I say "I have an apple", then it means I have an apple (no negatives) If I say "I don't have an apple, or I have no apple", then it means I don't have an apple (1 negative) If I say "...
by achan1058
Fri Jun 10, 2011 6:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Google discontinuing support for old browsers
Replies: 259
Views: 17394

Re: Google discontinuing support for old browsers

Google is not "deliberately break"ing things. They are ceasing to care if updates break things. There IS a difference between "yeah we're not gonna put effort into ensuring compatibility here" and "we are going to make effort to ensure incompatibility here." Which is e...
by achan1058
Fri Jun 10, 2011 4:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Google discontinuing support for old browsers
Replies: 259
Views: 17394

Re: Google discontinuing support for old browsers

I think Enthalpie is still hung up about the one or two people who flippantly remarked that they *should* intentionally break things to force people to get better browsers. The problem is, Enthalpie seems to have missed the fact that no one else is or ever really was taking that suggestion seriousl...
by achan1058
Fri Jun 10, 2011 12:09 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Google discontinuing support for old browsers
Replies: 259
Views: 17394

Re: Google discontinuing support for old browsers

Except that it is like a car with broken breaks instead of a rusty looking car. I think this is where our opinions differs. I, for one, have never heard of an old browser killing or even hurting someone. I might be wrong, of course. But I wouldn't want to push that analogy too far. But yes, here it...
by achan1058
Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Google discontinuing support for old browsers
Replies: 259
Views: 17394

Re: Google discontinuing support for old browsers

I think a better analogy would be a car that can not travel on the highways because the minimum speed on the highway is 45mph and they can only go 40mph. The internet has changed and while some browsers are perfectly fine for doing relatively simple tasks that have been around for a long time (the ...
by achan1058
Thu Jun 09, 2011 5:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Google discontinuing support for old browsers
Replies: 259
Views: 17394

Re: Google discontinuing support for old browsers

Google's decision to stop censoring China is definitely deliberately breaking something. So yes, money isn't everything. Yes, computer is a tool, and not a goal. So is a car, and if your car break doesn't work properly, you are not to drive the car. As for business decisions? Not yet. I did used to...
by achan1058
Thu Jun 09, 2011 5:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Google discontinuing support for old browsers
Replies: 259
Views: 17394

Re: Google discontinuing support for old browsers

I just truly find it baffling that someone would deliberately exclude potential clients/user just because they don't always use the latest software. You are there to make their work easier, not the other way around. For most people computer and software are nothing more than a tool (often a rather ...
by achan1058
Thu Jun 09, 2011 1:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Google discontinuing support for old browsers
Replies: 259
Views: 17394

Re: Google discontinuing support for old browsers

Google obviously has some power. Are you or I or brume Google? No? Then it doesn't really matter and it wouldn't be a good idea to stop working on older browser, now would it? If your client is a diverse set, it isn't a bad idea. You won't lose much profit, and you cut development time not botherin...

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