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by pavja2
Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1347: "t Distribution"
Replies: 65
Views: 24660

Re: 1347: "t Distribution"

As someone with no backing at all in stats I read the joke as something along the lines of how student grades are 'curved' to meet some kind of ideal distribution but the grade of one test across multiple teachers will be very much a chaotic if not random distribution of scores. But perhaps I'm just...
by pavja2
Fri May 17, 2013 2:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1213: "Combination Vision Test"
Replies: 159
Views: 63908

Re: 1213: "Combination Vision"

One thing that has always shocked me about synesthesia is how common it is. I remember the subject coming up in a group of friends of mine, and in the end I felt rather left out, as I was pretty much the only one without any form of it. Also, if you think about it, number-colour synesthesia is kind...
by pavja2
Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:04 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Theory of the Origin, Evolution, and Nature of Life
Replies: 12
Views: 3867

Theory of the Origin, Evolution, and Nature of Life

Discuss. Is it science or insanity? Don't read the news articles about it unless you want your approach skewed. Everyone in the media is clearly copying everyone else instead of trying to read the actual journal article themselves.
http://www.mdpi.com/2075-1729/2/1/1/pdf
by pavja2
Mon Jun 28, 2010 9:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0759: "3x9"
Replies: 135
Views: 41154

Re: "3x9" Discussion (#759)

I remember pulling that alt-text trick on a 9th grade geometry tests, I had two simultaneous equations I was having trouble so I just wrote them in different ways: all over the page, in the margins and upside down. Then I circled random stuff and wrote some random number that looked answer-like. I g...
by pavja2
Sat Jun 12, 2010 5:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Is anyone else really annoyed that *other people* read xkcd?
Replies: 26
Views: 3937

Is anyone else really annoyed that *other people* read xkcd?

I don't know, I always like to imagine that xkcd comics are some kind of private joke that only I "get" and the ignorant masses can't quite manage to understand. But whenever I go onto these boards I am reminded that I am in fact not unique in my xkcd reading and it makes me sad :( Does an...
by pavja2
Mon Apr 05, 2010 2:31 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: An Internet Scavenger Hunt!
Replies: 13
Views: 2727

Re: An Internet Scavenger Hunt!

Due to the lack of replies I am assuming that question 4 is a little tricky, thus I will give you a tiny hint...

Hint 1: "0"
by pavja2
Sun Apr 04, 2010 9:31 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Who is pumped for this "explosive" upcoming movie?
Replies: 1
Views: 825

Who is pumped for this "explosive" upcoming movie?

I was surfing the web-tubes when I stumbled across an interblag article that mentioned this amazing movie that is on its way. It also linked to a preview, although no release time has been estimated, I am sure that whenever it comes out it will be a big hit.
by pavja2
Sun Apr 04, 2010 9:18 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: An Internet Scavenger Hunt!
Replies: 13
Views: 2727

Re: An Internet Scavenger Hunt!

Question 4: function FireOneShot () { var direction = transform.TransformDirection(Vector3.forward); var hit : RaycastHit; if (Physics.Raycast (transform.position, direction, hit, range)) { if (hit.rigidbody) hit.rigidbody.AddForceAtPosition(force * direction, hit.point); if (hitParticles) { hitPar...
by pavja2
Sun Apr 04, 2010 12:16 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: An Internet Scavenger Hunt!
Replies: 13
Views: 2727

Re: An Internet Scavenger Hunt!

I know where this is from. It's an old joke about the differences in programming languages, and how one would shoot oneself in the foot in each language. A 5 minute search did not turn up any specific coding for any of them, except for bash and csh, and I know it isn't those. So I'm going to go wit...
by pavja2
Sun Apr 04, 2010 3:51 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: An Internet Scavenger Hunt!
Replies: 13
Views: 2727

Re: An Internet Scavenger Hunt!

James Dempsey? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYvOGPMLVDo Correct!! You get even more *delicious* cake! 8) I didn't think google would index it so fast... You seem new here, but I'll give you the benefit of the doubt. the xkcd fora have insane pagerank. If you post something here and someone google...
by pavja2
Sun Apr 04, 2010 12:27 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: An Internet Scavenger Hunt!
Replies: 13
Views: 2727

Re: An Internet Scavenger Hunt!

I didn't think google would index it so fast...I guess that's what you get for being cool in multiple places :shock:

Anyways yes the second question, which you pre-emptively answered was correct for those of you that missed the question it is in the OP.
Here is your cake
New question up shortly.
by pavja2
Sat Apr 03, 2010 7:11 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: An Internet Scavenger Hunt!
Replies: 13
Views: 2727

An Internet Scavenger Hunt!

So, I am incredibly bored and decided to liven up my weekend by running an exciting internet scavenger hunt. Be forewarned that this competition will require a moderate to advanced amount of technical skill/nerdiness and while the first few questions my be able to be solved with a quick Google searc...
by pavja2
Thu Mar 25, 2010 3:12 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Playlist of (good) nerdy songs?
Replies: 31
Views: 8528

Playlist of (good) nerdy songs?

I'm putting together a playlist of decent nerdy songs about computers/programming and such and was wondering if anyone new of any good ones not on this list? 1. "Still alive" from portal 2. "World of Warcraft is a feeling" 3. "Kakariko Village" (have to have at least on...
by pavja2
Mon Feb 15, 2010 5:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0702: "Snow Tracking"
Replies: 135
Views: 37873

Re: “Snow Tracking” discussion

Gaaah!! Hare Dryer????? Be lucky your neck is not withing throttling range :)
by pavja2
Tue Jan 26, 2010 10:28 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Installer maker?
Replies: 4
Views: 802

Re: Installer maker?

Sadly these computers tend to be people's personal computers which they want to use for debate, because of that I'm not sure cloning (which would make the most sense) is exactly feasible. Also the learning curve on AutoIT seems REALLY steep for a non-coder, is there something that would be like a &q...
by pavja2
Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:06 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Installer maker?
Replies: 4
Views: 802

Installer maker?

So I have been having to configure computers for my schools debate team to work with our debate template. Basically this entails putting a few word templates into one folder, installing google desktop with some timer widgets, and adding firefox with a few add-ons. Is it possible to create an "i...
by pavja2
Tue Nov 17, 2009 12:07 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Black hat or White hat?
Replies: 30
Views: 3625

Re: Black hat or White hat?

I am the definition of Grey hat...some of the things I hacked are definitely on the shady side of the law (i.e. my neighbors wifi). But I never use my hacks for personal gain ;)
by pavja2
Sun Nov 15, 2009 4:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0662: "iPhone or Droid"
Replies: 124
Views: 26347

Re: "iPhone or Droid" Discussion

But worst of all, keeping iTunes happy is the reason your iPhone can't play Flash files. Let's say you've got a daily news show you like to watch that's free on its own site, and free on Hulu (both of which use Flash), but on iTunes its $1.99. If you're on your iPhone, what are you going to do? The...
by pavja2
Sun Nov 15, 2009 4:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0662: "iPhone or Droid"
Replies: 124
Views: 26347

Re: "iPhone or Droid" Discussion

I am a proud iphone user, mainly because I am jailbroken. Not only do I feel imensely tech savvy being jailbroken, but I also get lots of great things that apple banned from the app store for example: 1) A video camera (on my 3G) 2) A FREE turn by turn voice GPS 3) A way to customize themes for my p...
by pavja2
Mon Nov 02, 2009 4:32 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What's your favourite Geek-fiction book?
Replies: 40
Views: 9225

Bad sign?

Is it a bad sign that I was running my fingers along the bookshelf at my library looking for something to read when I stumbled across A madman dreams of Turing machines and immediately stopped, marched right up to the front desk and checked it out? what is the nerdiest fiction "novels" you...
by pavja2
Thu Oct 15, 2009 10:23 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Macros hate me :(
Replies: 27
Views: 2657

Re: Macros hate me :(

Well thanks for the help...I appreciate it. And while I disagree with your "we're not here to do your work for you" stuff, I am glad for any help. That's what the Internet is for, so that only one person has to figure something out and then the rest of the world can benefit without doing t...
by pavja2
Thu Oct 15, 2009 10:16 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: First time language:
Replies: 11
Views: 1625

Re: First time language:

Its kind of like I'm at an icecream parlor and can't decide what to order. I've had a one of those tiny sample spoons of every flavor, but I'm still stumped. However the person behind me is looking awful menacing and I think it's time I made a choice. The things I loved about VB were a click and dra...
by pavja2
Mon Oct 12, 2009 11:37 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: First time language:
Replies: 11
Views: 1625

First time language:

Ok, I am looking for a language to teach myself and an online tutorial to go with it. I'm not going to program games or any massive 3D graphics of death, but I do want to write some nice neat programs, with some more advanced functions. And with a GUI that could be used by the average PC user Here i...
by pavja2
Mon Oct 12, 2009 11:27 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Macros hate me :(
Replies: 27
Views: 2657

Re: Macros hate me :(

Ok everyone, yahoo answers pulled through, it's funny how elitist XKCD and Stack Overflow people can be...:) trust me If I could convince everyone on my debate team who would be using this macro to switch to open office it would be great :) This was the solution: Sub MagicFlow1() Dim doc As Document...
by pavja2
Tue Oct 06, 2009 10:49 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Need a friend?
Replies: 34
Views: 7050

Need a friend?

Are you ever lonely? Do you feel that not even Linux can replace that gaping hole in your heart where other people feel friendship? Are you afraid of getting into a friendship you can't re-boot out of? There is a solution for you... http://www.cleverbot.com ...now you can have an intelligent (or at ...
by pavja2
Tue Oct 06, 2009 10:42 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Xkcd Cookbook (with an unfinished index in the OP)
Replies: 686
Views: 267173

Re: The Xkcd Cookbook (with an unfinished index in the OP)

Well, I always like "Hello world" stew...

For those of you too lazy to google...here is the answer:
Spoiler:
Its a "Hello World!" program in chef
by pavja2
Tue Oct 06, 2009 10:40 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: What would you do with an infinitely fast computer?
Replies: 818
Views: 223204

Re: What would you do with an infinitely fast computer?

See if it is really my cheap PC that makes Vista fail...

Then go ahead and use it to create a new internets with no tubes...
by pavja2
Tue Oct 06, 2009 10:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0645: "RPS"
Replies: 185
Views: 49985

Re: "RPS" Discussion

Get the joke I didn't. Wikipedia saved me but did.
by pavja2
Mon Oct 05, 2009 11:54 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Macros hate me :(
Replies: 27
Views: 2657

Re: Macros hate me :(

Apparently the 32 of you all who have looked at my post so far hate me too.
;)
by pavja2
Mon Oct 05, 2009 9:42 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Xkcd Cookbook (with an unfinished index in the OP)
Replies: 686
Views: 267173

Re: The Xkcd Cookbook (with an unfinished index in the OP)

Who recognizes this recipe? Ingredients. 72 g haricot beans 101 eggs 108 g lard 111 cups oil 32 zucchinis 119 ml water 114 g red salmon 100 g dijon mustard 33 potatoes Method. Put potatoes into the mixing bowl. Put dijon mustard into the mixing bowl. Put lard into the mixing bowl. Put red salmon int...
by pavja2
Mon Oct 05, 2009 9:39 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Macros hate me :(
Replies: 27
Views: 2657

Macros hate me :(

I am clinging to the desperate hope that whoever designed Word 2003's Macro recorder visits this site frequently (note: If this is you, I recommend helping me...or locking your doors every night). I am trying to write a Macro that searches through a word document and selects everything that is headi...

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