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by d0nk3y_k0n9
Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Tomb Raider
Replies: 13
Views: 2873

Re: Tomb Raider

Ok, my one complaint; there was a sequence wherein she finds herself stomping around a snowy mountain, and climbing a very tall metal structure. Homegirl needs to put on a parka; I was cold just looking at the screen, and that tanktop couldn't have been cozy. At least that's consistent with the mov...
by d0nk3y_k0n9
Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:52 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Rock Climbing
Replies: 168
Views: 100853

Re: Rock Climbing

Outdoor speaking, what I'd generally say is that the places with a long history of climbing, like Devil's Lake or the Gunks or probably Yosemite, have much stiffer ratings. Places that have been established more recently are softer. This tends to be accurate in my experience, and also correlates so...
by d0nk3y_k0n9
Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:30 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kerbal Space Program
Replies: 718
Views: 311110

Re: Kerbal Space Program

Just got this yesterday, does anyone have any tips for structural reinforments? Use MOAR struts. But seriously, use LOTS and LOTS of struts. Like way more than you think you reasonably should. It should also stop some of the upper-stage wobble issues. Also, struts do automatically break off when yo...
by d0nk3y_k0n9
Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:47 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Run 10,000 miles
Replies: 1340
Views: 291901

Re: Run 10,000 miles

I have a huge backlog of runs to add (basically from the second half of the summer to now):

8263 + 3 + 3 + 7 + 3 + 4 + 9 + 2 + 4 + 2 + 7 + 9 + 3 + 10 + 4 + 6 + 13.1 = 8352.1


My first half-marathon!
by d0nk3y_k0n9
Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:19 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)
Replies: 2086
Views: 395152

Re: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)

Yes, you leave hints where your traps are. Because otherwise you (or people working for you) keep on getting killed by your own traps. Occupational Health And Safety -- not just for the Spreadsheets and Scanners RPG! Not if I'm particularly evil (and arrogant). I mean, I clearly don't need reminder...
by d0nk3y_k0n9
Wed Aug 15, 2012 5:25 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games that aged well (Merge'd - Old Favorites)
Replies: 462
Views: 77574

Re: Games that aged well (Merge'd - Old Favorites)

I'm going to throw this out there on the offchance someone here has played it - Lego Racers. The first one. It's... pretty much my favourite racing game of all time. As far as favorite racing game of all time, I go back and forth between that one and the Star Wars Podracing one (can't remember the ...
by d0nk3y_k0n9
Sat Jul 21, 2012 9:34 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Magic : The Gathering : The Thread : The Rename
Replies: 1691
Views: 284541

Re: Magic : The Gathering : The Thread : The Rename

I'm thinking about buying the cards to put together the following deck (taken from an article from years ago) for casual play. I haven't looked at any of the more recent sets since I stopped buying cards several years ago (I think the last set I have stuff from is Zendikar, although I don't have any...
by d0nk3y_k0n9
Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:11 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Run 10,000 miles
Replies: 1340
Views: 291901

Re: Run 10,000 miles

Over the last two weeks or so: 5903.6 + 1.5 + 1.5 + 3 + 2 + 1.5 + 3 + 1.5 + 3 =5920.6 Starting running again... very slowly, although progressing fast in terms of how easy it feels. I'll probably end up training to run a half-marathon this fall, since I think having a goal will probably make me stic...
by d0nk3y_k0n9
Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1005: "SOPA"
Replies: 128
Views: 63855

Re: 1005: "SOPA"

Has anyone else noticed that http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sopa and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:SOPA_initiative still work, but nothing else on Wikipedia does as far as I can tell? Press esc before the page loads completely and all pages will work, I tested with http://en.wikipedia.org/wi...
by d0nk3y_k0n9
Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1005: "SOPA"
Replies: 128
Views: 63855

Re: 1005: "SOPA"

Has anyone else noticed that http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sopa and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:SOPA_initiative still work, but nothing else on Wikipedia does as far as I can tell?
by d0nk3y_k0n9
Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:58 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Rock Climbing
Replies: 168
Views: 100853

Re: Rock Climbing

My complaint is that there are routes where I can't even reach the first handhold. I'll start sitting on the ground with my foot or feet on the first foot hold and the first handhold will be three or four inches above where I can reach. So I'll have to start partly standing or sitting on a three in...
by d0nk3y_k0n9
Sun Jan 08, 2012 2:48 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Think Before Naming Your Child
Replies: 1622
Views: 326786

Re: Think Before Naming Your Child

I really like gender-ambiguous names. My current favourite is Artemis. How is Artemis as a gender-ambiguous name? Artemis is (was) unambiguously a godd ess . Artemis Fowl : Colfer planned for Artemis to have been called Archimedes but changed the name due to an interest in using a “classic Greek na...
by d0nk3y_k0n9
Sat Dec 10, 2011 7:01 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: My school fails at computer security...
Replies: 314
Views: 113742

Re: My school fails at computer security...

My high school (this was a few years ago now) had a system set up where every computer had a "Student" account with essentially zero privileges (you basically couldn't modify anything or save anything to the computer) and then an account on the server for each student and each teacher. The...
by d0nk3y_k0n9
Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:54 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Spacky Woonerisms
Replies: 41
Views: 16535

Re: Spacky Woonerisms

The Capitol Steps, a political satire group, usually does a routine called "Lirty Dies" as part of their acts and albums. It's pretty hilarious, especially since they only spoonerise someone's name (or part of it) once, and then keep using that as their name throughout the routine.
by d0nk3y_k0n9
Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:09 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games that aged well (Merge'd - Old Favorites)
Replies: 462
Views: 77574

Re: Games that aged well (Merge'd - Old Favorites)

No love for Hitman 47? These games did not age well at all. They were great back in the day but just a sea of frustration to play now. Bloodmoney is playable, but there's nothing that drives me back to that game over and over. Of the Hitman series, I'd say that Codename 47 is essentially unplayable...
by d0nk3y_k0n9
Sat Oct 01, 2011 11:11 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Think Before Naming Your Child
Replies: 1622
Views: 326786

Re: Think Before Naming Your Child

Someone I work with has two small children named Helena Handbasket and Iden Ticle. I'm pretty sure that he has yet to tell them what their middle names are.
by d0nk3y_k0n9
Thu May 12, 2011 12:01 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Run 10,000 miles
Replies: 1340
Views: 291901

Re: Run 10,000 miles

1118 + 4 (Sat.) + 1.5 (today) = 1123.5

I felt really good on Saturday and went farther than I expected... and then felt absolutely terrible today :( .
by d0nk3y_k0n9
Mon May 09, 2011 2:29 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Portal 2 : Princess No-Knees 3 : Jump Harder
Replies: 833
Views: 164741

Re: Portal 2

I've died to mashy-spike-plate before, so are you sure about that one? It can definitely still kill you, but if you keep track of which portal you've shot where and shoot the one that's under the excursion funnel, it'll place the other one there instead of having you fall to your de...
by d0nk3y_k0n9
Sun May 08, 2011 6:18 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Portal 2 : Princess No-Knees 3 : Jump Harder
Replies: 833
Views: 164741

Re: Portal 2

That's not the only place they do that. There are at least two others (including the one where that commentary node is): "the part where he kills you", where you are portaling from the platform up to the catwalk, and "Aristotle vs mashy spike plate" when you're in the excurs...
by d0nk3y_k0n9
Thu Feb 10, 2011 3:36 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Wikirace (And other Wikipedia / Search Engine Games)
Replies: 11
Views: 2896

Re: Wikirace (And other Wikipedia / Search Engine Games)

My favorite way to play this is to have two people each hit random, and then each person tries to get to the other's randomly determined page first. Obviously, this isn't fair and involves quite a bit of luck. Also, I think this one is more fun to do head-to-head and see who finishes first instead o...
by d0nk3y_k0n9
Sun Feb 06, 2011 3:35 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Twins in a Maze
Replies: 81
Views: 20584

Re: Twins in a Maze

You all seem to be missing the 'shout really loudly where you are going' option... That doesn't work... since both twins have to have the same way of acting and making decisions, if your strategy is to "Shout where you're going and go where the other guy says he'll be if you hear him," th...
by d0nk3y_k0n9
Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:08 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)
Replies: 2086
Views: 395152

Re: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)

I'd just like to point out that in the damage math above, counting (using the scimitar, for example) 3/20 as a crit and 17/20 as a normal hit is incorrect. You should be counting 3/20 as crit and 16/20 as a hit. The other 1/20 you roll a 1 and automatically miss.
by d0nk3y_k0n9
Fri Jan 29, 2010 3:30 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)
Replies: 2086
Views: 395152

Re: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)

Just goes to show how terrible the Greatclub is o_O Indeed. It's fucking horrible. I can't believe they actually wrote that thing in. Usually, when you're taking a Greatclub, you're taking it for flavor reasons, not because it's good. At least, I hope people are only taking it for flavor reasons an...
by d0nk3y_k0n9
Fri Dec 25, 2009 12:13 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: 12 Craziest Google Interview Questions
Replies: 67
Views: 13115

Re: 12 Craziest Google Interview Questions

The force felt on an object falling a given distance has nothing to do with how tall (or large) the object is, only on how far it falls, the force of gravity, and how quickly it comes to a stop. Thus, if we ignore the change in mass, you falling a foot is you falling a foot, regardless of whether yo...
by d0nk3y_k0n9
Mon Dec 14, 2009 1:42 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Radians vs degrees (in java)
Replies: 7
Views: 5661

Re: Radians vs degrees (in java)

Lolwut? What would possess someone to define a function for conversion between radians and degrees. It's a constant-factor conversion. For conversion: rad = deg * pi / 180.0 As for what to use, use radians everywhere unless degrees is absolutely necessary. I think they did Math.toDegrees and Math.t...
by d0nk3y_k0n9
Tue Nov 17, 2009 12:06 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Infinite Balls and Jugs [solution]
Replies: 611
Views: 106519

Re: Infinite Balls and Jugs [solution]

When did it become a requirement for something to exist that we be able to give it a specific name?
by d0nk3y_k0n9
Tue Oct 27, 2009 10:33 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Most counterintuitive IT departments? (Merged: IT dept...)
Replies: 74
Views: 9245

Re: Most counterintuitive IT departments?

My school's filter blocks things like "Nazi" and "Ku Klux Klan". You know what we spend months studying? WWII and segregation. Makes in-school research fun. :roll: Yeah, I've definitely had some similar experiences with my school's web filter. You know whats worse? Websites bloc...
by d0nk3y_k0n9
Wed Oct 21, 2009 7:50 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Favorite video game quote?
Replies: 220
Views: 20071

Re: Favorite video game quote?

Everything Cespenar from Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal says.
by d0nk3y_k0n9
Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:38 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Magic : The Gathering : The Thread : The Rename
Replies: 1691
Views: 284541

Re: magic cards dumped; general magic discussion ensues

[decklist quote] Why Tarfire over Burst Lightning? Isn't Burst Lightning strictly better? Other than that, I'm jealous of anyone who can afford the manabase needed for that deck. It pumps Tarmogoyf. Oh, I didn't realize that tribal counted as a card type. I guess that's probably because I looked at...
by d0nk3y_k0n9
Mon Oct 12, 2009 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Magic : The Gathering : The Thread : The Rename
Replies: 1691
Views: 284541

Re: magic cards dumped; general magic discussion ensues

So this deck looks completely ridiculous for Zendikar extended, and plays as ridiculously as it looks: 1 Mountain 1 Forest 2 Temple Garden 2 Stomping Ground 2 Sacred Foundry 4 Arid Mesa 2 Scalding Tarn 3 Verdant Catacombs 3 Misty Rainforest 2 Marsh Flats 4 Kird Ape 4 Wild Nacatl 4 Tarmogoyf 4 Keldo...
by d0nk3y_k0n9
Sun Oct 11, 2009 12:18 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Magic : The Gathering : The Thread : The Rename
Replies: 1691
Views: 284541

Re: MTG decks.

It looks semi-solid. Here's my advice: -4 Raging Goblin (better cards for the same mana cost) -4 Blood Knight (this card should be relegated to sideboard, and even then, there are better sideboard cards vs. white) -2 Zo-Zu the Punisher (not worth the mana you use to play him) -4 Shock (better burns...
by d0nk3y_k0n9
Sat Oct 10, 2009 3:14 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Magic : The Gathering : The Thread : The Rename
Replies: 1691
Views: 284541

Re: MTG decks.

Looks decent. As you said, it isn't super focused on any one thing. If you were to focus it on a particular strategy, it might work better overall. My two choices would be to either focus more on the "white weenie" aspect of it or more on the "return things to hand so they don't vanis...
by d0nk3y_k0n9
Tue Oct 06, 2009 11:07 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Expression that alternates between 0 and 1?
Replies: 13
Views: 4672

Re: Expression that alternates between 0 and 1?

I can think of a really, really simple way to change what you've got into what you want, but I'm not sure if you want us to just give you the answer. The hints people have posted above should lead you to it anyway, so I'm going to put what my answer would be into spoilers. \frac{(-1)^n+1}{2}
by d0nk3y_k0n9
Mon Oct 05, 2009 2:10 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: P(H heads in a row) given N coin flips = ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1791

Re: P(H heads in a row) given N coin flips = ?

joshz wrote:...isn't it just 1/(2^n) ?

P(1 head)=1/2
P(2 heads in a row)= (1/2)*(1/2)=(1/2)^2=(1/2^2)
Same applies for all reals.


That would work if H=N, but when we want to get, say, five heads in a row out of twenty-five flips, or whatever, then that no longer works.
by d0nk3y_k0n9
Sun Oct 04, 2009 9:25 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: brain in a vat
Replies: 214
Views: 25229

Re: brain in a vat

Give a link to a Flash game and ask for some opinions on it. I doubt supercomputers have the capabilities to play flash games, even if they can 'think' like humans. Just off the top of my head I can think of at least two easy ways that the computer can beat this. 1) Read reviews of said flash g...
by d0nk3y_k0n9
Thu Oct 01, 2009 3:50 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Unique Distance Between 2 Skew Lines
Replies: 4
Views: 2219

Unique Distance Between 2 Skew Lines

I'm currently taking multivariable calculus (the only math course after AP Calc that is offered by our school) as a senior in high school, and I've run into the following issue. We were discussing the idea of the distance between two skew lines in three-dimensional space, and we defined the distance...
by d0nk3y_k0n9
Wed Sep 23, 2009 7:48 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: brain in a vat
Replies: 214
Views: 25229

Re: brain in a vat

okay, i think i found a way to fool the ai. we cannot trick the ai into revealing itself, so we must take advantage of quirks in the human brain. for example, lets have a look at your eyesight. just off the center of the retina where the sharpest image is formed is a spot called the blind spot, bec...
by d0nk3y_k0n9
Fri Sep 18, 2009 9:27 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Liars and Truthtellers - Possible trick question/paradox
Replies: 9
Views: 3490

Re: Liars and Truthtellers - Possible trick question/paradox

Albert says "Everything Caroline says is true" Betty says "Everything I say is false" Caroline says "Everything David says is true" David says "Everything Caroline says is false" Case A: If Albert were telling the truth, then so would Caroline, and thus, so w...
by d0nk3y_k0n9
Thu Sep 17, 2009 8:23 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Magic : The Gathering : The Thread : The Rename
Replies: 1691
Views: 284541

Re: magic cards dumped; general magic discussion ensues

I was actually more upset about the copy of Oblivion Ring, Path to Nowhere (or something). An identical card which costs one less, standard at the same time. It's not identical. Oblivion Ring can target any nonland permenant, while the Zendikar version can only target creatures. Oblivion Ring is go...
by d0nk3y_k0n9
Wed Sep 16, 2009 11:10 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Magic : The Gathering : The Thread : The Rename
Replies: 1691
Views: 284541

Re: magic cards dumped; general magic discussion ensues

On another note, can someone tell me what the deal is with mythic rares? Like, format legality and so on. Are they just trying to make it easier for people to get vintage level cards? (Because there's a lot of really, really broken cards in the list of mythic rares.) As far as I know, mythic rare j...

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