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by Andioje
Sun Jun 26, 2011 6:00 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Mac Keyboard Problem
Replies: 1
Views: 601

Mac Keyboard Problem

I recently purchased a used Macbook (I'm a cheap bastard, yes), but I've noticed that the key that does the minus and underscore symbols does not work at all. I am guessing that the key itself is broken, so I am wondering if there is any possible way I could configure some other key combination to i...
by Andioje
Fri Jun 17, 2011 7:42 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Looking for music by good *non-english* singers
Replies: 38
Views: 12796

Re: Looking for music by good *non-english* singers

I'm a big fan of Coeur De Pirate (French Canadienne)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaUI6Tvd1sA
by Andioje
Tue Jun 14, 2011 2:40 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Objective C Question
Replies: 3
Views: 1210

Objective C Question

So I'm working in Objective C on a practice project that involves creating an "expression", essentially an array of numbers and strings. I'm trying to write code to add objects to the expression, but i seem to be unable to correctly initialize the array. Here's the code I've written: { if ...
by Andioje
Thu May 26, 2011 3:23 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: iPhone App Development with Windows
Replies: 5
Views: 1860

iPhone App Development with Windows

I recently purchased an iPhone, and i'm quite interested in getting into app development for it. However, according to the apple development website, a mac is required for this, and all I have is two PC's. (And also my brother's macbook pro I can access for temporary purposes). Does anyone have any ...
by Andioje
Fri Sep 11, 2009 9:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0635: "Locke and Demosthenes"
Replies: 204
Views: 95092

Re: "Locke and Demosthenes" Discussion

This comic is very epicly timed...my copy of Children of the Mind just arrived today.
by Andioje
Mon Sep 07, 2009 2:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Compiling Wisdom
Replies: 48
Views: 3913

Re: Compiling Wisdom

I have no problem with you posting your wisdom here actually, its just must easier for me to compile if you e-mail it so that I don't have to keep checking different threads on different sites for new posts. Post it here if you want, but please e-mail it as well.
by Andioje
Sun Sep 06, 2009 3:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Compiling Wisdom
Replies: 48
Views: 3913

Re: Compiling Wisdom

Bump, need moar wisdom. Please e-mail to wisdomcompiler@gmail.com
by Andioje
Wed Aug 26, 2009 4:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0628: "Psychic"
Replies: 186
Views: 47590

Re: "Psychic" Discussion

I fully plan to start doing this from now on..We should make a tally of which numbers are used most commonly so that we can increase our chances of guessing correctly.
by Andioje
Sun Aug 23, 2009 7:36 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Video Games Live
Replies: 6
Views: 1916

Re: Video Games Live

I went to Video Games Live at Wolftrap in Virginia a month or so ago. The show itself was great, the only 2 complaints i had were based on personal preference rather than any fault of the show's. 1. They of course didn't have Steve Vai playing the Halo Theme Mjolnir Mix. When you're used to hearing ...
by Andioje
Mon Aug 17, 2009 6:49 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: So, Any Of You Play The Guitar?
Replies: 157
Views: 20369

Re: So, Any Of You Play The Guitar?

Heyah, guys. I posted once in here, that qulaifies me to keep talking, right? =P Anywho, I noticed some of you guys knoew music theory, something I am drastically lacking in. I was wondering if you couldtell me what this chord would be called, or anything about it. I "invented" it, much a...
by Andioje
Sun Aug 16, 2009 12:54 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Wanted: Schrödinger's Cat
Replies: 8
Views: 4090

Re: Wanted: Schrödinger's Cat

What website sells that shirt?
by Andioje
Wed Aug 12, 2009 2:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Movie night.
Replies: 511
Views: 75620

Re: Movie night, anyone?

Nomination: V for Vendetta.
by Andioje
Thu Jul 30, 2009 2:37 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Drexel University
Replies: 3
Views: 669

Drexel University

I'm going to be a high school Senior, been looking at colleges of course. One college I'm particularly interested in is Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. I'm mostly interested in them because of their Music Industry program as well as their huge Co-op program. So I wonder, are there any Drexel ...
by Andioje
Sun Jul 19, 2009 10:42 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Hollywood Undead
Replies: 11
Views: 1531

Re: Hollywood Undead

I just watched another one of their music videos and it's the same formula. The Eminem Show -era Eminem vocals (but less listenable), generic rap chimes and synths and inane "don't give a fuck let's party" lyrics, masks and baseball bats. There's a vague sort of thumping appeal to the bea...
by Andioje
Wed Jul 15, 2009 12:41 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Nunchaku in New York: Serious Business
Replies: 22
Views: 3444

Nunchaku in New York: Serious Business

I recently stumbled upon this court decision, and I thought it was interesting. http://homepages.nyu.edu/~jmm257/mvc.html Apparently in New York, it is illegal to own Nunchaku. They are considered a dangerous weapon and are banned, even from Martial Arts training schools. Defendants of course cite t...
by Andioje
Wed Jul 08, 2009 6:29 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Bioshock 2: What would you like to see?
Replies: 41
Views: 4319

Re: Bioshock 2: What would you like to see?

I though of this in a moment of epiphany while pondering Bioshock 2... We all remember the awesome twist in the Hephaestus level where enemies start to pretend to be dead at first, then jump up when you get close to them right? And we fully expect to see this again at some point in Bioshock 2. Howev...
by Andioje
Sat Jul 04, 2009 2:57 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Compiling Wisdom
Replies: 48
Views: 3913

Re: Compiling Wisdom

Quotes from famous people are acceptable, but please say who the quote was originally by instead of saying you said it. I will quote you as the contributor, though also quote the original person as the creator of it. However, quotes from famous people usually aren't as good because they're not the l...
by Andioje
Fri Jul 03, 2009 5:16 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Compiling Wisdom
Replies: 48
Views: 3913

Re: Compiling Wisdom

Two the first two replies: Excellent pieces of wisdom, but it would be very helpful if you could e-mail them to the address above, makes it much easier for me to deal with the pieces without having to visit the forum every day to check for new posts. Thanks.
by Andioje
Fri Jul 03, 2009 4:10 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Compiling Wisdom
Replies: 48
Views: 3913

Compiling Wisdom

I remember seeing a thread a while ago on a forum, possibly this one, in which members were asked to contribute a piece of wisdom. I recently decided to take up collecting wisdom, and started using Omegle as a way to find pieces of wisdom. However, after having nearly 40 conversations and getting on...
by Andioje
Tue Jun 30, 2009 3:01 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: So, Any Of You Play The Guitar?
Replies: 157
Views: 20369

Re: So, Any Of You Play The Guitar?

I think quilted maple tops are great, have it on my schecter. By the way, buying a guitar with Mahogany instead of Basswood was the best decision i've ever made when it comes to guitars. Anyone here tried any other woods? I know Steve Vai uses guitars made from a wood other than Mahogany but I can't...
by Andioje
Sat Jun 27, 2009 4:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Windows 7
Replies: 127
Views: 10680

Windows 7

I've been entirely unable to find any other threads about it on any other board, so I'm posting this in General. Feel free to move it if necessary admin's. Recently announced: Windows 7 is now available for pre-order as an upgrade from XP or Vista for 70 dollars less than the full price will be. Con...
by Andioje
Thu Jun 25, 2009 8:12 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Harper's Island
Replies: 4
Views: 1072

Re: Harper's Island

Yes, stick with it. Once people start dying off it gets much more interesting.
by Andioje
Thu Jun 25, 2009 4:04 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Harper's Island
Replies: 4
Views: 1072

Harper's Island

For the past couple months now i've been watching this show, Harper's Island, and I have to say that it is one of the best shows I've ever seen. (Yes, up there with Firefly). Harper's Island is the story of a group of people all arriving at an island off the coast of Washington for a wedding, and th...
by Andioje
Sun Jun 21, 2009 9:51 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: So, Any Of You Play The Guitar?
Replies: 157
Views: 20369

Re: So, Any Of You Play The Guitar?

To Guitarist_09: Thanks for posting that lick, i'm definitely going to try to learn it now. That looks like it'd sound awesome if you can play it fast and cleanly. To others: I don't see what's wrong with trying to write music, as long as you know the theory behind it first. I myself am incredibly u...
by Andioje
Wed Jun 17, 2009 3:41 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Awesome bands that nobody's heard of
Replies: 551
Views: 99155

Re: Awesome bands that nobody's heard of

by Andioje
Wed Jun 17, 2009 3:40 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Hollywood Undead
Replies: 11
Views: 1531

Hollywood Undead

Anyone else like Hollywood Undead? I can't say I like all their music, as some of it is just "sex, drinking, partying" rap which I don't prefer, but they really do have some awesome, deeper songs. If you want to look up these check out City, Young, and This Love, This Hate. For those who d...
by Andioje
Sun Jun 14, 2009 4:53 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Instrumental rock
Replies: 54
Views: 7077

Instrumental Rock

In the past couple years I've started to become a fan of Instrumental Rock, mostly due to the fact that my guitar instructor is a huge fan of it and uses it for instruction a lot due to its complexity and level of skill required. For those who don't know, Instrumental Rock is basically rock music bu...
by Andioje
Sun Jun 14, 2009 4:40 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: So, Any Of You Play The Guitar?
Replies: 157
Views: 20369

Re: So, Any Of You Play The Guitar?

I've been playing guitar for three years now, taking lessons. Would guess I'm about intermediate, more dedicated than most guitar players i've met but not quite skilled enough to say I'm an expert. My first guitar was a Washburn X Series (With the anarchy symbol), though now I have a Schecter Hellra...
by Andioje
Sun May 31, 2009 2:06 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Encryption Algorithms
Replies: 14
Views: 1390

Encryption Algorithms

So I've thought about making an encryption program, but I've always wondered how would you decide how some encryption key is used to encrypt the data? Anyone know what some common encryption algorithms are? Or which ones are the most secure?
by Andioje
Sat May 30, 2009 2:54 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Programming logic question (Java)
Replies: 10
Views: 900

Re: Programming logic question (Java)

Yes, because a and b will be references to the same object. You need use the clone() method. Also, List is an interface, so you can't create an instance of it. You'll need to use one of the classes that implements List. -Zabaron EDIT: Ninja'd Wasn't actually using a list, just didn't feel like spec...
by Andioje
Sat May 30, 2009 1:02 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Programming logic question (Java)
Replies: 10
Views: 900

Programming logic question (Java)

List a = new List(); Assume I felt like typing the code to populate this with int's 1, 2, and 3. List b = a; now if I say b.remove(2), which would obviously remove the number 3 from the list, will the a list also be changed? I'm pretty sure it would be, but want to be sure. (has to do with a school ...
by Andioje
Thu May 28, 2009 3:23 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Quick Magnet Question
Replies: 5
Views: 838

Re: Quick Magnet Question

Makes sense. I've done the pop sound before a lot, my guitar teacher's a fan of Steve Vai so he does that when he's bored. Just tried the whammy bar method, might be the fact that I have EMG pickups but the strings aren't getting stuck to anything. Thanks for the input.
by Andioje
Wed May 27, 2009 11:29 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Quick Magnet Question
Replies: 5
Views: 838

Quick Magnet Question

Is there any risk to a guitar to place a strong magnet either on the strings or on the pickups? My guess is there probably isn't, but I'm not quite willing to risk a guitar just in the name of science, at least without enough money to replace it a lot. But I figure if there's no risk, as some of the...
by Andioje
Sun May 24, 2009 2:48 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Prototype
Replies: 81
Views: 6766

Prototype

What does xkcd think of the soon-to-be-released game Prototype?

Links for info if you need it:
Home site: http://www.prototypegame.com/us/index.html#footer
IGN Page: http://pc.ign.com/objects/956/956075.html

Edit: Release date noted for June 2nd 2009.
by Andioje
Sun May 24, 2009 5:35 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Why is calculus considered so complex?
Replies: 64
Views: 6539

Re: Why is calculus considered so complex?

I'd say the main reason Calculus is considered so complex is the fact that it revolves around the concept of infinity. Throughout every level of math up to Calculus, there was almost always a definite answer or number. Suddenly calculus comes in with the slope between two infinitely close points as ...
by Andioje
Sat May 23, 2009 3:33 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: New Mathematical Operation: Swagger
Replies: 19
Views: 2648

Re: New Mathematical Operation: Swagger

But if that was true, you probably wouldn't have ever seen this thread in the first place, and would never had learned of the concept of swagger, and therefore would be nearly unable to swagger at all. Swagger's domain is when x is inside reality maybe? Which leads to my next question: Anyone have a...
by Andioje
Thu May 21, 2009 1:47 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: New Mathematical Operation: Swagger
Replies: 19
Views: 2648

New Mathematical Operation: Swagger

In order to take the swagger of a number, you take the first two digits, multiply them, then add the rest. Example: Swagger of 153 = (1*5) + 3 = 8. Swagger of 10 = 1*0 = 0. Swagger of 1,000 = (1*0) + 0 + 0 = 0. This then leads to the creation of the "Swagger Group", which is a group of num...
by Andioje
Wed May 20, 2009 2:15 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Java File Reading Problem
Replies: 5
Views: 815

Re: Java File Reading Problem

First, exceptions are usually called e, not a... Second, instead of outputting "error" output something useful. Commonly used is e.printStackTrace() and here I would recommend e.getMessage(). One of those will probably show the path the file is using, and what you've done wrong. Do you kn...
by Andioje
Wed May 20, 2009 2:52 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Java File Reading Problem
Replies: 5
Views: 815

Re: Java File Reading Problem

Just tried that, no change.
by Andioje
Wed May 20, 2009 1:43 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Java File Reading Problem
Replies: 5
Views: 815

Java File Reading Problem

Been working on a program that starts by reading data from a file. The code compiles fine, but when I run it i get a FileNotFoundException, meaning the url is incorrect. However, when I put this url into Windows Explorer (substituting \'s for /'s because Java doesn't like \'s. This isn't the problem...

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