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by squig
Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1203: "Time Machines"
Replies: 100
Views: 30937

Re: 1203: "Time Machines"

I assumed that the trouble with this time machine is that it only sends you forward in time, at a rate of 1 second per second.
by squig
Fri Apr 19, 2013 5:48 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Simple (probably) triangle problem (need help)
Replies: 20
Views: 3263

Re: Simple (probably) triangle problem (need help)

OK, my current implementation doesn't really work, the calculated distance jumps around all over the place. I uploaded a video to YouTube so that people can see the behaviour and possibly recognise it: http://youtu.be/f0eecwpexS4 I made it so the 2 points of the triangle rotate at different speeds ...
by squig
Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:08 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Simple (probably) triangle problem (need help)
Replies: 20
Views: 3263

Re: Simple (probably) triangle problem (need help)

I also created a JSFiddle: http://jsfiddle.net/Ny3dy/
by squig
Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:11 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Simple (probably) triangle problem (need help)
Replies: 20
Views: 3263

Re: Simple (probably) triangle problem (need help)

The only information available are the measurements marked on the diagram and I need to know the length of the line marked in bold. Any of the co-ords maybe be negative. Either angle may be the larger. Let P2x = v * cos(a1) P2y = v * sin(a1) P3x = tx - x P3y = ty - y then the distance you want is d...
by squig
Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Simple (probably) triangle problem (need help)
Replies: 20
Views: 3263

Re: Simple (probably) triangle problem (need help)

The only information available are the measurements marked on the diagram and I need to know the length of the line marked in bold. Any of the co-ords maybe be negative. Either angle may be the larger. Let P2x = v * cos(a1) P2y = v * sin(a1) P3x = tx - x P3y = ty - y then the distance you want is d...
by squig
Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:36 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Simple (probably) triangle problem (need help)
Replies: 20
Views: 3263

Re: Simple (probably) triangle problem (need help)

I'd solve it using a vector method, myself. If we find a vector going from p1 to p2, or p1 to p3 and take the scalar product of that vector with one of length 1 in the direction of the line you want, you get the length of that line. (To be more precise, this finds the length of the lines projected ...
by squig
Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:08 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Simple (probably) triangle problem (need help)
Replies: 20
Views: 3263

Re: Simple (probably) triangle problem (need help)

OK, I am getting nowhere with this. Every time I sit down to program it I just make a bloody mess. I seem to be getting undone at every stage; trig, pythag, quadrants, having to use radians etc. My calculated angles throw up bizarre results, as do my calculations for the sought measurement. Can I as...
by squig
Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:24 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Simple (probably) triangle problem (need help)
Replies: 20
Views: 3263

Re: Simple (probably) triangle problem (need help)

OK, so I tested it and it works, many thanks to all helpers :)
by squig
Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:02 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Simple (probably) triangle problem (need help)
Replies: 20
Views: 3263

Re: Simple (probably) triangle problem (need help)

I am in the process of plugging all the numbers in, and so far it looks good.
by squig
Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:34 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Simple (probably) triangle problem (need help)
Replies: 20
Views: 3263

Re: Simple (probably) triangle problem (need help)

It's probably not homework, but I'll put it in a spoiler. If it is homework, don't go far with the angles and lengths, think how you can get the coordinates of the intersection with the known data. Assuming p1(x1,y1),p2(x2,y2),p3(x3,y3) 1. Get the equation of the line p2,p3:...
by squig
Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:42 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Simple (probably) triangle problem (need help)
Replies: 20
Views: 3263

Simple (probably) triangle problem (need help)

OK, so I have been fiddling with this for longer than I care to admit, it is a simple problem but I haven't done any mathematics really since school, so I appreciate any help with this problem: http://s24.postimg.org/z5qisllid/vector.png ⋅ A triangle is described by points p1,p2,p3, the co...
by squig
Fri Oct 26, 2012 12:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1126: "Epsilon and Zeta"
Replies: 70
Views: 23174

Re: 1126: "Epsilon and Zeta"

this comic is tl;dr
by squig
Mon Apr 09, 2012 12:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1040: "Lakes and Oceans"
Replies: 166
Views: 72496

Re: 1040: "Lakes and Oceans"

What is the blue blob by Lake Ontario?
by squig
Tue Feb 28, 2012 1:16 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Insult Generator
Replies: 19
Views: 10744

Re: Insult Generator

I made an insult generator for a bot of some kind a while back and I had great fun dreaming up algorithms. So, who has the best insult generating algorithm? Maybe between us we can create the worlds best insulter!
by squig
Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Synesthesia: Do you have it?
Replies: 126
Views: 23518

Re: Synesthesia: Do you have it?

I see everything I hear. Not just as simple colours for certain notes, but as complex shapes and textures, and all the time. It is actually very pleasant.
by squig
Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:19 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: kindle alternative?
Replies: 3
Views: 1336

kindle alternative?

Hi Guys, Following the excellent advice I got from this forum regarding an mp3 player a few years ago I thought I would ask advice again. I thought it might be nice to have an http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amazon_Kindle , or something similar. As I recall the Kindle uses some kind of cloud hosting fo...
by squig
Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:09 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Freeware Windows video editors?
Replies: 3
Views: 1126

Re: Freeware Windows video editors?

I think you can install Windows Movie Maker for free.
by squig
Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0971: "Alternative Literature"
Replies: 180
Views: 34814

Re: 0971: "Alternative Literature"

The fact is, many times a placebo can be effective, so long as the user believes it will be effective. This has been shown to be true many times. So in light of this fact, it makes sense that there should be at least one homeopathic remedy for ailments that can be self healed. After all, if you can...
by squig
Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:52 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: USB remote control?
Replies: 6
Views: 1647

Re: USB remote control?

I'm using one of these fairly successfully with my HTPC, although I'm not sure it's exactly what you're looking for. It shows up as a standard USB HID, so it should work under Linux just fine, and it does have standard media commands, but they're a little trickier to use than maybe you'd like (as t...
by squig
Sun Sep 18, 2011 12:13 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: USB remote control?
Replies: 6
Views: 1647

Re: USB remote control?

walkietokyo wrote:If you happen to own an iPhone/iPod touch or an Android phone, there are a few pretty good apps for controlling VLC remotely.

Alas I don't, I still use a phone that just makes calls!
by squig
Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:06 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: USB remote control?
Replies: 6
Views: 1647

Re: USB remote control?

I saw that when I was having a look through search results, I'm not sure if it's what I want though, and I was hoping somebody out there had experience of using a USB remote control.
by squig
Thu Sep 01, 2011 3:14 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Ubuntu 11.04 broke my wireless
Replies: 4
Views: 1758

Re: Ubuntu 11.04 broke my wireless

I have Ubuntu 10.10 (haven't bitten the upgrade bullet yet) in a laptop with a Broadcom wireless card and had endless problems getting it to work, my solution was to use the b43 driver after a convoluted series of steps involving extracting and patching the firmware. Possibly you could investigate t...
by squig
Thu Sep 01, 2011 3:10 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Suddenly 200KB/s?
Replies: 6
Views: 1758

Re: Suddenly 200KB/s?

You could try running something like MTR (http://www.bitwizard.nl/mtr/ or http://winmtr.net/) in an attempt to see where the problems are occurring.
by squig
Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:55 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: USB remote control?
Replies: 6
Views: 1647

USB remote control?

Hi guys and gals,

Could anybody recommend a USB remote control device that will work in Linux (Ubuntu)? It would be nice to control VLC and volume etc while I watch films in bed. Also would be nice if it worked under Windows too, but I assume that would be a given.
by squig
Mon Aug 22, 2011 1:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Anybody want my £10 itunes card?
Replies: 1
Views: 774

Anybody want my £10 itunes card?

Hi guys,

I was given a £10 iTunes gift card a while back that I have no use for, does anybody want the number from it?

I was given it quite a while ago so I don't know if it is still valid, though I can't see any expiry date on the thing.

Let me know.
by squig
Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0922: "Fight Club"
Replies: 124
Views: 23030

Re: 0922: "Fight Club"

The Butterfly Effect (director's cut) had an unexpected ending, not sure if you would describe it as a twist though.
by squig
Mon Jul 04, 2011 8:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0918: "Google+"
Replies: 158
Views: 46222

Re: 0918: "Google+"

by squig
Wed Jun 22, 2011 12:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0915: Connoisseur
Replies: 137
Views: 32538

Re: 0915: Connoisseur

Fixblor wrote:... everything's relative.

Incest is all relative also.
by squig
Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0914: "Ice"
Replies: 92
Views: 51760

Re: 0914: "Ice"

My take on the AAA club thing is that, instead of giving him AIDS, she signed him up for a membership of the AAA, placing upon him the burden of making monthly payments to the club. What a cold bitch :O
by squig
Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0910: "Permanence"
Replies: 121
Views: 29422

Re: 0910: "Permanence"

This reminds me of when I named my computer. I really should have consulted someone who knew Latin. I named it Machina Ex Deus, which, from what I understand, is just Deus Ex Machina with different emphasis. Anyone know how to say "the Machine from God"? I probably should have just called...
by squig
Wed Jun 01, 2011 11:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0906: "Advertising Discovery"
Replies: 69
Views: 15049

Re: 0906: "Advertising Discovery"

ModestMouse wrote:[rant]... if I see wikipedia as a refernce in a research paper, I'm tossing it out.

And so you should.
by squig
Fri May 20, 2011 12:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0901: "Temperature"
Replies: 114
Views: 25741

Re: 0901: "Temperature"

I'm pretty sure this joke either went over peoples' heads and I'm just waiting for someone to say what I think.. or my mind is in the gutter. Here we go... "That man is very homosexually oriented and must have got some fluids in his oral orifice somehow." More likely he is heterosexual an...
by squig
Wed May 11, 2011 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0897: "Elevator Inspection"
Replies: 72
Views: 13438

Re: 0897: "Elevator Inspection"

A lift ("elevator") at a friends apartment building would stop if 3 or more people jumped in the air and landed at the same time while the thing was moving, allowing the occupants to force the doors open. We did this between floors and wrote our names on the between-floor concrete. I like...
by squig
Wed May 11, 2011 2:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0897: "Elevator Inspection"
Replies: 72
Views: 13438

Re: 0897: "Elevator Inspection"

A lift ("elevator") at a friends apartment building would stop if 3 or more people jumped in the air and landed at the same time while the thing was moving, allowing the occupants to force the doors open. We did this between floors and wrote our names on the between-floor concrete. I like ...
by squig
Fri Apr 22, 2011 9:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0889: "Turtles"
Replies: 207
Views: 54207

Re: 0889: Turtles

obarey wrote:Was I the only one expecting a TMNT reference somewhere?

Read the previous posts and find out.
by squig
Wed Apr 13, 2011 1:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Summer is nearly here...
Replies: 5
Views: 884

Summer is nearly here...

... and the insects certainly are. So, every year as the weather gets warmer the flies emerge and start to annoy me. I like to have my window open and the damn things fly in and buzz me when I am at my computer, they also like the kitchen and so on. I like to kill flies, but swatting them is a bit i...
by squig
Wed Apr 13, 2011 1:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0885: "Recycling"
Replies: 59
Views: 14025

Re: 0885: "Recycling"

There's a couple of things that irritate me about recycling. 1) Items labelled: "Body: Plastic - widely recycled Cap: Plastic - check local recycling Liner: Plastic - not currently recycled" So, how am I supposed to tell whether the cap is recyclable or not? Just saying "plastic"...
by squig
Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0880: "Headache"
Replies: 158
Views: 41672

Re: 0880: "Headache"

Lol, I just found the teapot.
by squig
Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0876: "Trapped"
Replies: 90
Views: 16630

Re: 0876: "Trapped"

I liked the twisted knot on the phone cord, I felt it was a nice touch.
by squig
Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0868: "Nolan Chart"
Replies: 120
Views: 175101

Re: 0868: "Nolan Chart"

rath358 wrote:Am I the only one who initially misread the top box as "internet librarians"?


Me too.

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