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by holyyakker
Fri Dec 11, 2009 1:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0674: "Natural Parenting"
Replies: 100
Views: 24117

Re: "Natural Parenting" Discussion

As a "soon-to-be" daddy ... I have received : "The Baby Owner Manual: Operating Instructions, Trouble-Shooting Tips, and Advice on First-Year Maintenance" You can see it as the "Missing Manual" for Babies ... I quote: "Through step-by-step instructions and helpful...
by holyyakker
Mon Aug 27, 2007 10:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0308: "Interesting Life"
Replies: 256
Views: 52094

I've always heard the 'curse' as: "May you live in interesting times." (At least that is Terry Pratchett's take on it). I think that is actually much more of a 'curse' than "May you live an interesting life." Interesting times indicate social unrest and social change on a level t...
by holyyakker
Thu Oct 19, 2006 8:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Probability
Replies: 78
Views: 24776

Nah, the bias and how they are taught didn't really factor in. It was hardly an assignment when asthetics greatly impacted answers. The students also didn't collaborate so that made it even more strange. They also, though they composed their answers independently, were seated in class next to each o...
by holyyakker
Thu Oct 19, 2006 5:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: A simple way to multiply
Replies: 16
Views: 6862

That is nifty, but I'm a huge fan of mental math and I could do 18 * 21 in my head faster via mental means then using the halving trick. Is there an application for it outside of how spiff it looks when you do it? (btw, the mental way I'd tackle that is 18*20+18=36*10+18=360+18=378. About 3 or 4 sec...
by holyyakker
Thu Oct 19, 2006 5:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Probability
Replies: 78
Views: 24776

Serious related question: A worksheet has 8 problems. Each problem has 16 correct answers. What is the probability that two students who worked independently on the worksheet would choose the same answers for 5 of the 8 problems? Do you mean that each problem has 16 possible answers, and one of the...
by holyyakker
Tue Oct 10, 2006 11:56 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Probability
Replies: 78
Views: 24776

*glare* Don't make me sell you all out to the velociraptors.
by holyyakker
Tue Oct 10, 2006 11:53 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lip repetition?
Replies: 43
Views: 14956

also, i (quite often now) will be talking to someone, and my mind will go off on another track, or i'll be thinking of something different, and miss the entire conversation, only to find that my subconscious or whatever kept up a perfectly logical side to the conversation. am i the only one this ha...
by holyyakker
Tue Oct 10, 2006 11:50 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Probability
Replies: 78
Views: 24776

What about my problem? Anyone have an answer for me yet?
by holyyakker
Mon Oct 09, 2006 9:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ?ereh sdrawkcab gnihtyreve epyt uoy od yhW
Replies: 34
Views: 15070

Whoops, I forgot about how stealthy I can be sometimes. I bet you all thought I had just dissapeared up a tree in the obscuring smoke of a smokebomb like the ninja grandfather from the Three Ninjas. If you did then you couldn't be more wrong, I dove into a conveniently placed ocean instead of going...
by holyyakker
Mon Oct 09, 2006 9:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: We should be ashamed...
Replies: 5
Views: 3293

It's actually funny this got mentioned today. Just today there was a big announcement about Space policy, but I'm a bastard so I'm not going to link you, but it's right up there on Slashdot.
by holyyakker
Mon Oct 09, 2006 12:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Probability
Replies: 78
Views: 24776

Serious related question:

A worksheet has 8 problems. Each problem has 16 correct answers.

What is the probability that two students who worked independently on the worksheet would choose the same answers for 5 of the 8 problems?
by holyyakker
Sat Oct 07, 2006 3:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Global warming
Replies: 82
Views: 24877

Wow, I didn't mean to cause such an uprising, but I wanted to chime in with a few facts and figures. Attempting to comply with the Kyoto accord at best would cost the world an estimated 900 billion dollars. This takes into account how the first few modifications are cheap but as you try to cut more ...
by holyyakker
Sat Oct 07, 2006 3:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0165: "Turn Signals"
Replies: 54
Views: 22938

I always find myself doing things like this. I'm a music teacher so I find myself trying to line the blinks up to the music on the radio. I try to figure out the mm of the blinking, I try to figure out what type of rhythmic hemiola is set up between the other blinker and my own (similar to beat freq...
by holyyakker
Sat Sep 30, 2006 3:05 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Global warming
Replies: 82
Views: 24877

Global warming

Just to chime in, Bjorn Lomberg should be read. Global warming is occuring, but the costs of fighting it, and efficacy of fighting it, do not measure up. Instead, by working to develop poorer countries infrastructure we can make it so that the effects of global warming do not harm their lives anywhe...
by holyyakker
Mon Sep 18, 2006 9:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: XKCD porn movie [SPAM]
Replies: 27
Views: 20689

Re: box

So if a box popped up kindly offering to install the codec (wink wink nudge nudge), you would have to be running IE on windows right? Can't we just laugh at you for that? Isn't that enough to be called stupid? Jeez people, load ubuntu. :) http://www.uploadfile.info/uploads/297fa961a2.jpg Lmao, my m...
by holyyakker
Mon Sep 18, 2006 9:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRODUCTIONS THREAD
Replies: 3985
Views: 695509

I'm a music teacher. They keep saying music and math were related in college but my comp professor didn't like it when I handed him algebra equations and my math teacher hated the fugue I turned in for my end of semester project. What gives?

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