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by william
Sat Oct 23, 2010 1:09 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: HW help, PDE solving with Fourier Transforms
Replies: 1
Views: 387

Re: HW help, PDE solving with Fourier Transforms

The Fourier transform of a uniform distribution is going to look like [math]F(k)=\frac{e^{ix_1k}-e^{ix_2k}}{k}[/math] so your integral looks about right.
by william
Sat Oct 23, 2010 12:10 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: circle geometry that makes my brain bleed.
Replies: 24
Views: 1773

Re: circle geometry that makes my brain bleed.

This is actually a very easy problem, albeit one that requires this theorem. Basically, letting the curvature be the inverse of the radius (i.e. \kappa=\frac{1}{\rho} ) and the four circles are mutually touching: (\kappa_1+\kappa_2+\kappa_3+\kappa_4)^2=2(\kappa_1^2+\kappa_2^2+\kappa_3^2+...
by william
Tue Jul 14, 2009 4:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Updating comic 256 (Map of Online Communities)
Replies: 21
Views: 1842

Re: Updating comic 256 (Map of Online Communities)

Hurduser wrote:NationStates needs to be added. Most addicting MMORPG game ever!

It was better back in '04 and '05 when the defenders were actually worth shit.
by william
Tue Jul 14, 2009 3:31 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Swedish couple to raise baby without assigning it a gender
Replies: 397
Views: 16773

Re: Swedish couple to raise baby without assigning it a gender

there's really not a fundamental difference between skirts and kilts, is there? other than one necessarily having pleats and probably being plaid, which is just form, really. is there a functional reason that a man's skirt must have pleats in it? a skirt is probably the most basic form of clothing....
by william
Mon Jul 06, 2009 5:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0606: "Cutting Edge"
Replies: 187
Views: 55144

Re: "Cutting Edge" discussion

mchainmail wrote:C&C was ftw.

Indeed. The first two games are actually available for free now, and I recently got them working on Wine. Now I want to set up an xkcd-wide tournament or something of the games, although I haven't tried to get CnCnet working yet.
by william
Thu Jun 04, 2009 12:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Ambulance pulled over while on way to hospital
Replies: 133
Views: 8090

Re: Ambulance pulled over while on way to hospital

i never said they kidnaped me 60 times, i said they have stolen from me, threatened me with violence or kidnapped me. they have only "arrested" me 3 times of those. also, yes it is a pool of out of area arseholes, the 'local cop' is 2 towns over but the ones lurking area the area are all ...
by william
Thu Jun 04, 2009 12:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: "Easily grossed out? You're more likely a conservative"
Replies: 44
Views: 2851

Re: "Easily grossed out? You're more likely a conservative"

It's a phrase I'd been hearing *long* before that speech. Around when I did my big conservative-to-liberal flip. Woah, woah, woah. Back up. Belial was a conservative? I have to hear more about this. You may be an exception (I'm sure there are many) to the correlation, but it's not as if your one ex...
by william
Thu Jun 04, 2009 12:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Obama calls June Gay Pride Month
Replies: 69
Views: 3319

Re: Obama calls June Gay Pride Month

I take it you don't read a lot of history books. You might notice you've not exactly gotten my point. There's certain things that are, well, lacking. Chief among them the notion that anybody but white males ruled the world. He's missing the point altogether, but white people didn't rule the world a...
by william
Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Kansas Abortion Doctor Killed (Gunned Down) In Church
Replies: 164
Views: 11289

Re: Kansas Abortion Doctor Killed (Gunned Down) In Church

It's the same joke that Bill Hicks made, though his implication that all "pro-life" believers and activists are killers waiting for an opportunity is pretty dang stupid. Anybody pro-lifer who is so irony-impaired as to incorporate murder into their list of acceptable tactics has gotta be ...
by william
Wed May 27, 2009 6:04 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: True villains in fiction?
Replies: 149
Views: 9548

Re: True villains in fiction?

I would imagine the Borg collective from Star Trek: The Next Generation, Voyager, and the movie First Contact would be classified as a true villain. All they do is set out to conquer worlds or Federation-registered space transport vessels and assimilate the inhabitants into their collective. Beside...
by william
Fri May 15, 2009 5:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0584: "Unsatisfied"
Replies: 145
Views: 30725

Re: "Unsatisfied" Discussion

I was in a relationship, and couldn't stop thinking about the other potential relationship until I died and then couldn't stop thinking about a gravestone with rounded corners!

Not cool, not funny, not a good comic.
by william
Tue May 12, 2009 7:26 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Powell Says Shrinking GOP Should Return To The Center
Replies: 139
Views: 6783

Re: Powell Says Shrinking GOP Should Return To The Center

One of my big issues here is that the Republican party has an opportunity to fulfill a much-needed role here right now - the role of the group who actively fights inefficient government, works to hold back excessive government intrusion, etc. Government is going to expand, taxes are going to go up ...
by william
Tue May 12, 2009 6:52 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Terminator studying pot legality.
Replies: 53
Views: 2949

Re: Terminator studying pot legality.

He seems pretty independent from the rest of the Republicans. Of course, he can be. He's not a career politician. He can say "fuck you all" at any time he wants, and retire insanely rich. Must be nice to be so independent. We need more rich people and celebrities as our politicians. They ...
by william
Tue May 12, 2009 6:41 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Holocaust deniers welcome at Facebook.
Replies: 37
Views: 2392

Re: Holocaust deniers welcome at Facebook.

There is something extremely wrong in using something like the holocaust to get people riled up just to make yourself feel superior to others. Or to put it more simply, /b/ is FUCKED UP. As for me, I say we keep it up until they stumble and say something clearly hateful. Because let's face it, raci...
by william
Thu Apr 16, 2009 11:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0568: "Well 2"
Replies: 105
Views: 20062

Re: Discussion of "Well 2"

I, for one, don't want science to discover immortality. There are too many people I want to see die...not even a horrible death. It just makes me feel better that one day the world will no longer have to put up with their sh!t. That, and when it's finally FDA approved, my insurance probably won't c...
by william
Thu Apr 02, 2009 3:24 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Conficker worm: Malignant threat or media overreaction?
Replies: 49
Views: 4897

Re: Conficker worm: Malignant threat or media overreaction?

You realize, of course, that if everyone switched to linux, all the viruses would be written for linux instead? Tell me you realize that. It's like lithuania bragging that they're so much better than america because they never get attacked by Al Qaeda. Sure, maybe they're more secure, but it's far ...
by william
Mon Mar 16, 2009 1:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0487: "Numerical Sex Positions"
Replies: 152
Views: 60027

Re: "Numerical Sex Positions" Discussion

Cynical Idealist wrote:
'; DROP DATABASE;-- wrote:Wouldn't it be zero? Or maybe 303...

1000?
(1E03, in some notation or another. Ignore the 1, I just needed a number to justify the "E")

scientific. But, um, hex?
by william
Mon Mar 16, 2009 12:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8604
Views: 1363432

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Oh god. You fail slightly worse hard . That's what she said *ducks* Not sure whether or not this counts as slightly worse... :D xkcd-cj_mirrors.png Alt text: God dammit, the /b/tards were right. Oh man, everybody knows that Candlejack's just a myth. I mean, what sort of crazy kidnapper would press ...
by william
Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0556: "Alternative Energy Revolution"
Replies: 232
Views: 61119

Re: Alternative Energy Revolution

Hahahaha, I just barely got this one. I never read Don Quixote, I just happened to do a little research on the origin of the band name "They Might Be Giants" a few years ago, and I think I've seen enough paintings in passing to piece the end together. Despite my lack of education on the t...
by william
Sun Mar 15, 2009 3:19 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Economist: Legalization is the Least Bad Solution
Replies: 47
Views: 3300

Re: Economist: Legalization is the Least Bad Solution

Terebrant wrote:If they are happy with the status quo, they would still lobby to maintain it.

Because illegal drug gangs have so much time to go lobby Washington.
by william
Sat Mar 14, 2009 2:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Lady News!
Replies: 300
Views: 28858

Re: Lady News!

That pisses me off.
by william
Sat Mar 14, 2009 1:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions
Replies: 4059
Views: 279220

Re: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions

PhoenixRider wrote:A really annoying misconception is that all arabs and only arabs are muslim.

Are you one of them Ay-rabs? I heard them Ay-rabs are terrists.
by william
Wed Mar 11, 2009 8:32 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The 2% Illusion
Replies: 171
Views: 8767

Re: The 2% Illusion

Yeah, the problem with taxes is that they stifle economic activity, no matter what you do with the money. If no one can make a good wage, they won't work. But there was an immense amount of positive business growth under Clinton with the "high" tax rates and negative growth under Bush wit...
by william
Wed Mar 11, 2009 8:29 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Doing your Master's at your Alma Mater
Replies: 15
Views: 1613

Re: Doing your Master's at your Alma Mater

From what my parents have told me(I'm an undergrad) tuition for grad school is always instate.
by william
Wed Mar 11, 2009 3:07 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Were a lot of great programmers early readers?
Replies: 24
Views: 1723

Re: Were a lot of great programmers early readers?

I learned to read at 2. I'm a pretty good programmer, not sure if I'd call myself great though.
by william
Wed Mar 11, 2009 3:05 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20862
Views: 2163097

Re: Postify your facerity

HarleyQuinn wrote:Then I will be the first to comment on ninjacore and say that he spoilered for correct reasons x]

I'd have to agree, he is super attractive. I think I want more shirtless pictures of him.
by william
Mon Mar 09, 2009 7:16 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20862
Views: 2163097

Re: Postify your facerity

Wow, don't you look nice.
by william
Mon Mar 09, 2009 6:24 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20862
Views: 2163097

Re: Postify your facerity

Moo is a beaut.
by william
Sun Mar 08, 2009 9:20 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The radical idea that women are people
Replies: 3261
Views: 229082

Re: The radical idea that women are people

Okay, I searched this thread for "Firefly" and didn't find it, so I have a question for all of you here who know more about feminism than I: What do you make of that Livejournal link that talked about how sexist Firefly was? For those of you not versed in it: http://users.livejournal.com/_...
by william
Sun Mar 08, 2009 9:19 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28293
Views: 2454925

Re: Rant Thread

Jessica wrote:Image then again I chose it myself.

Zoë

What was your original name?
by william
Sun Mar 08, 2009 9:17 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The worst designed page on the internet
Replies: 71
Views: 6295

Re: The worst designed page on the internet

Go on the time cube website, scroll down a little to the red text under CATASTROPIC WARNING , and you'll find that as well as being "Wisest and Cubic", he also does good impressions of a racist. Yeah, this really depresses me. Before, Time Cube was a pretty good average quack website with...
by william
Sun Mar 08, 2009 5:08 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Watchmen - Spoilers like a Psychic Undersea Gargant!
Replies: 719
Views: 57528

Re: Watchmen movie question [Spoilers]

At first I thought the New Frontiersman was located in New York City. However, it is shown as surviving at the end of the movie. I remember that when Rorschack drops off his journal, there is a package with the address on it that is already in the basket. Does anyone remember what this address is? ...
by william
Sun Mar 08, 2009 5:04 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: shocking news about cookie monster.
Replies: 25
Views: 2756

Re: shocking news about cookie monster.

This thread is not complete without mention of this.
by william
Sun Mar 08, 2009 4:34 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Futurama's renewal possible, may hang on DVD sales?
Replies: 32
Views: 2801

Re: Futurama's renewal possible, may hang on DVD sales?

Chfan wrote:Haven't good shows learned not to broadcast on Fox?

Judging from where Dollhouse is being broadcast, no.
by william
Sun Mar 08, 2009 4:33 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Local news, and I am ashamed of my country/county
Replies: 72
Views: 5582

Re: Local news, and I am ashamed of my country/county

Not to mention that uncontrollable immigration was the situation in the United States for over a century and although there were crazy anti-immigrant people like the KKK even then the most we got was the Mafia. And the best we got was Albert Einstein, Nikolai Tesla, the trans-continental rail road,...
by william
Sun Mar 08, 2009 4:30 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 'Racist' cartoon causes stir
Replies: 681
Views: 28748

Re: 'Racist' cartoon causes stir

I thought orange soda was just Kel. But I do know that grape and orange soda are often considered to be childish.
by william
Sun Mar 08, 2009 12:10 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Local news, and I am ashamed of my country/county
Replies: 72
Views: 5582

Re: Local news, and I am ashamed of my country/county

But ask the American Indians what happens when you don't control immigration. I don't understand the going-ons in this discussion very much (dumb-headed McDumb-Nuts American over here with zero awareness when it comes to Britain's politics), but please don't compare any modern country's immigration...
by william
Sun Mar 08, 2009 12:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: No Vote No Right To Complain?
Replies: 42
Views: 2089

Re: No Vote No Right To Complain?

I still think you have the right to complain, as your vote wouldn't have made a difference no matter what. This surely depends on the electoral system? This is largely true for FPTP systems, but not for proportional representation. Even then the chance your vote makes a difference is very small unl...
by william
Sun Mar 08, 2009 12:01 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28293
Views: 2454925

Re: Rant Thread

Image
And as such I turn around when someone else's name is being called very frequently.

Fuck having a common name.
by william
Sat Mar 07, 2009 11:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How'd you come up with your username(s)?
Replies: 1405
Views: 196118

Re: My name is...

Will wrote:On topic: You all have three guesses as to how I came up with my name. Go on, guess.
=P

You stole the idea from mine?

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