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Sun Jun 24, 2012 6:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Coming to terms with mediocrity
Replies: 8
Views: 4231

### Coming to terms with mediocrity

Have you ever had a period of time where you reflected about your life and realized how much suffering you've endured to obtain a goal that was beyond your reach? A goal suitable for a better person, a more effectual person? Today is one of those days I've had a chance to look back on my life. After...
Thu Jun 14, 2012 3:09 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: So how hard is it to keep abs anyways?
Replies: 12
Views: 13002

### So how hard is it to keep abs anyways?

After like half a year of a low carb, high fat diet, IF and exercise, it seems like I've got abs now. The question is how long am I actually going to keep them there for and whether or not it's worth it. Abs has never been my goal, I hate cardio and I've always wanted to bulk up, but during these la...
Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:02 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Minimizing Surface Area of a piece of bread
Replies: 8
Views: 2873

### Minimizing Surface Area of a piece of bread

Say you're given a big semi-sphere loaf of bread. It has a volume of 32 fluid ounces and a serving size of 2. What would be the best way to eat this bread and minimize the surface area exposed of the bread to prevent it from going stale faster? I'm asking this question cause I have a tasty pumpernic...
Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:29 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Time to finish route heuristic problem
Replies: 21
Views: 4978

### Time to finish route heuristic problem

Say you're want to go from point a to point b which is comprised of X steps. Let's say each step takes one second to complete and every step you have a constant chance (Y%) of being sent back to point a(you do not lose time being sent back). You do have the option of spending Z seconds and changing ...
Tue Nov 15, 2011 6:23 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Where can I find a reference/practice for sequent calculus?
Replies: 0
Views: 590

### Where can I find a reference/practice for sequent calculus?

I am reading the theory and I think I have the gist of it, but I would like to find more problems to do, such as decomposition tree construction. Can anyone link me to a resource?
Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:12 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: How to practice reading mathematic/logical proof?
Replies: 6
Views: 1478

### Re: How to practice reading mathematic/logical proof?

Oh wow, thanks both of you for such comprehensive answers. You guys are right, the best way I learn things is by doing examples, using things, and I suppose I have been trying to approach proof comprehension as if it was totally different, trying to read it like it was a natural language. Thanks! I'...
Mon Oct 24, 2011 6:39 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: How to practice reading mathematic/logical proof?
Replies: 6
Views: 1478

### How to practice reading mathematic/logical proof?

What methods would you use to strengthen comprehension of mathematical/logical definitions and proofs? I printed out a glossary list of common terms, but some of the conventions and notations still bug me and make it hard for me to understand what is trying to be said. I could be reading a formal pr...
Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:25 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: The python way
Replies: 5
Views: 2092

### Re: The python way

Oh, thanks for the info!
Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:29 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: The python way
Replies: 5
Views: 2092

### The python way

Hi, so while reading dive into python, I noticed how the author gave a warning to avoid using python like one would use c or java. Now I've noticed that the for loop is in the form, for elem in y: and doesn't require anything like a counter. It is very pretty and It's saving a lot of time for stuff ...
Mon Oct 17, 2011 2:37 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: How to represent semantic constraints in sql workbench?
Replies: 0
Views: 953

### How to represent semantic constraints in sql workbench?

ATM, I am manually doing check statements in a text editor and then inputting the code into the terminal, but this feels archaic. Also as a test, I took the database that i made with all the check statements and generated automatic code, and boom, all the checks disappeared. I tried to search for se...
Sun Oct 02, 2011 10:48 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: recursion question
Replies: 6
Views: 2161

### Re: recursion question

durrr... just played around and it seemed all i needed to do was add another "and", didn't work the first time around, but the second time around i got it down...

even so it's going to be hairy when a->b->c->a and a->d->e->a and so on...
Sun Oct 02, 2011 10:18 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: recursion question
Replies: 6
Views: 2161

### recursion question

So i'm using sml to make this program and i'm running into a situation where, function a calls function b which calls function c which in turn calls function a. a, b, c are functions that are list->list. Is this also under the topic of mutual recursion or does this have some other term? this is mutu...
Sun Sep 25, 2011 7:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1721726

### Re: Today I Learned

Today I learned that coffee is the solution to all of my problems in life. I drank coffee in the single digits every year because my mom thought it was bad for you. Well time to make up for all the lost time.
Mon Jul 25, 2011 3:25 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Explosion in Oslo
Replies: 173
Views: 27574

### Re: Explosion in Oslo

He is not a neo nazi. It's easy to see what he is and how to categorize him. http://www.stormfront.org/forum/t818918-36/ Here take a look. Above link is a white nationalist site known for its extreme views regarding racial mixing, segregation and its unorthodox evolutionary biology. I look to this w...
Wed May 11, 2011 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: junit testing vs system.out printing
Replies: 18
Views: 4387

### junit testing vs system.out printing

It's probably that my methods are sloppy and I'm not used to junit testing yet, but so far I've found myself seeing that junit testing is kind of limiting for specific kinds of methods. And you have to kind of know what will break your calculations before you enter test cases? I'm finding myself usi...
Wed May 11, 2011 3:36 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Lactose digestion, use it or lose it?
Replies: 3
Views: 1534

### Lactose digestion, use it or lose it?

I haven't drunk unfermented milk products in ages and recently developed quite some bad gas. How long do you think it would take in between milk consumption before one would lose their ability to digest lactose?
Tue May 10, 2011 7:11 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Naturally wearing down nails
Replies: 42
Views: 4247

### Re: Naturally wearing down nails

Well I never. I am appalled at the lack of tact and take offense to you swearing at my deity. May I remind you we live in the 21st century and I am free to worship my pig skull idol as one of my basic rights?
Wed May 04, 2011 3:13 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Dual Implementation/Extension and recursion? Java.
Replies: 2
Views: 1973

### Dual Implementation/Extension and recursion? Java.

A general question, if for one class, you make it both extend a component, in this instance say jframe and implement interface for say something like an icon. When you do this.add(this) what exactly happens? I tried casting this.add((Icon) this)) hoping it would only add the icon portion but to no a...
Tue May 03, 2011 8:06 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Naturally wearing down nails
Replies: 42
Views: 4247

### Naturally wearing down nails

Now I noticed that cats require scratching posts to make sure their nails do not become too unmanageable. Now this is a slightly weird question, but what kind of activities would a person have to do in order to necessitate the fast growing nails that we have? In a world absent of nail clippers or sc...
Sun May 01, 2011 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Paul Graham on Nerds, Popularity, and thus School
Replies: 48
Views: 9028

### Re: Paul Graham on Nerds, Popularity, and thus School

I was an angry violent nerd lol and I've gotta say, the loneliness of being ignored is even worse than the bullying. Bullying is some social interaction right? When you get your wish and get left alone, it's not that fun. I disagree. Hard. How do you disagree with a personal experience? Anyways I m...
Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1721726

### Re: Today I Learned

Thanks for the support all of you. I'm keeping up the fight, worked my ass off from 11:00pm to 5:00am. Making sure it was not a fluke. Feeling tired, but not gonna stop. It's weird how my life's so different one perspective shift away. Again, thanks, really feel like some comments on this forum have...
Mon Apr 25, 2011 7:18 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1721726

### Re: Today I Learned

Today I feel lucid for the first time in years. Like a weight was thrown off my shoulders. I have always had trouble concentrating, just a terrible ability to concentrate that I have measured in a 6 hour time period, I only worked 1 hour and 40 minutes and the rest were spent finding ways to procras...
Fri Apr 22, 2011 4:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0889: "Turtles"
Replies: 207
Views: 59428

### Re: 0889: Turtles

turtle svn??
Thu Apr 21, 2011 5:02 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Paul Graham on Nerds, Popularity, and thus School
Replies: 48
Views: 9028

### Re: Paul Graham on Nerds, Popularity, and thus School

Very interesting article, I wish I could have read it maybe a decade ago lol, then again I might not have appreciated the depth of his words or related as well. In any case, a good way to get people to stop bothering you is a fight. I was an angry violent nerd lol and I've gotta say, the loneliness ...
Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:12 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: How to become that dude
Replies: 13
Views: 3646

### How to become that dude

You know that dude. That PHD student who makes your 2 days of no sleep look like nothing compared to his 5 days in a row of no sleep and is currently teaching class and hosting office hours and comes back from a one hour nap with a cup of coffee and a book in hand ready to take names and kick ass. T...
Fri Apr 08, 2011 4:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0883: "Pain Rating"
Replies: 136
Views: 47733

### Re: 0883: "Pain Rating"

there's this pain scale where each subsequent level of pain is represented by a smiley face or unhappy face.
Fri Apr 08, 2011 2:31 am UTC
Topic: It costs an arm and a leg..or kidney: legalizing organ sales
Replies: 94
Views: 11094

### Re: It costs an arm and a leg..or kidney: legalizing organ s

china takes organs from the executed. Maybe we should follow them?
Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0878: "Model Rail"
Replies: 98
Views: 31797

### Re: 0878: "Model Rail"

Is it bad that the first thing that popped into my mind is: "All aboard the ho train"?
Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:14 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Java GUI question
Replies: 3
Views: 982

### Java GUI question

The situation: So I have two jframes. One is a jtable, the other is a textfield that stores user input -I'm trying to close one when it's done asking for user input, but System.exit(0) closes both -frame.dispose() deletes all the data I stored, so the data I asked for is all gone I just want to take...
Fri Feb 25, 2011 8:51 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Catch question
Replies: 5
Views: 1296

### Re: Catch question

oo thanks a lot guys, I'll try to drill this habit into myself then.
Fri Feb 25, 2011 7:15 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Catch question
Replies: 5
Views: 1296

### Catch question

In general, the catch block is used because you want to locate where the error is found faster? I'm not quite seeing the benefits of it because the ide seems to detect where the error is w/o it.
Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:14 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: A small question about ieee 754 single precision
Replies: 1
Views: 1321

### A small question about ieee 754 single precision

What's the point of the offset bias for the exponent part? I don't quite understand why it can't just represent an exponent normally without the bias? Thanks for the help.
Mon Mar 22, 2010 4:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0717: "Furtive"
Replies: 108
Views: 29818

### Re: "Furtive" Discussion

I was refreshing for 5 minutes for someone to post a topic...

Anyways back on topic, I don't get this reference between gogo gadget and lesbians. Anyone can explain the joke?

EDIT: i just realized he turns into whatever comes after gogo gadget? But how does he... oh god, bad image.l
Wed Jan 20, 2010 11:09 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: bsod everytime after watching videos (divx, meagivdeo)
Replies: 11
Views: 1469

### bsod everytime after watching videos (divx, meagivdeo)

occurred after recently installing new bios+drivers. Do you think disabling caching or shadowing does anything?
Mon Jan 04, 2010 8:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0684: "We Get It"
Replies: 115
Views: 30739

### Re: "We Get It" Discussion

This is the same for me except it bothers me when people say, "I went to see blah blah with MY FRIEND No friends in college ;_; /wrists
Sun Nov 29, 2009 8:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0668: "Pandora"
Replies: 93
Views: 31225

### Re: "Pandora" Discussion

so yeah I've always wanted a radio station that could do this. I have to thank randall a lot for actually bringing pandora's existence into light.
Sun Nov 29, 2009 5:14 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Virus help, can't go into safe mode...
Replies: 2
Views: 763

### Re: Virus help, can't go into safe mode...

doesn't get that far, just an error message pops up across a blue screen telling me to try dskchk f...
Sun Nov 29, 2009 3:42 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Virus help, can't go into safe mode...
Replies: 2
Views: 763

### Virus help, can't go into safe mode...

So my desktop got a virus out of the blue after I was browsing links(non-porn, didn't click pop up ads, just checking cracked.com and its links). I haven't used my desktop in 3 or so weeks while I was in college and my mom said during that time it has been horrendously slow and she wasn't kidding. E...
Fri Nov 20, 2009 5:15 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Help with some java parsing code please?
Replies: 3
Views: 697

### Re: Help with some java parsing code please?

thanks that was the problem, i capitalized "Albums" when it should've been "albums" thanks a lot!
Thu Nov 19, 2009 6:30 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Help with some java parsing code please?
Replies: 3
Views: 697

### Help with some java parsing code please?

I'm not sure what i'm doing wrong, but the n1 variable in my parsedocument() method is always 0 so the if statement there never runs and i can't test the rest of the program. I think I maybe did the first method parseXMLfile() wrong? If anyone can spot where I've made a mistake could you point it ou...

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