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by yy2bggggs
Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:32 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Personal Art links: DeviantArt, flickr, etc.
Replies: 250
Views: 119779

Re: Personal Art links: DeviantArt, flickr, etc.

After some mulling over, decided to throw my deviantart page over the wall:

http://yy2bggggs.deviantart.com/

For those with accounts, some drawings are NSFW.
by yy2bggggs
Wed Aug 26, 2009 4:31 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Chocolate
Replies: 5
Views: 746

Re: Chocolate

Is this the movie where the girl has to dress like a guy to get the money from people? Or does she just beat the crap out of them, as a girl? And if it's the latter, does anyone know what movie I mean in the former? It's this one: Trailer [youtube] Reviews: Oregon live Mr. Brown's movies The Villag...
by yy2bggggs
Tue Aug 25, 2009 4:36 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Chocolate
Replies: 5
Views: 746

Chocolate

I don't think we have enough chocolate threads, so I'm starting another one. But since I'm shoving it here, I figure we should discuss the movie Chocolate. It's a foreign film... a kind of sad one. It's about this poor autistic girl named Zen, whose mother, Zin, is dying of cancer. Moom, a poor vagr...
by yy2bggggs
Tue Jun 16, 2009 5:01 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Absolute limits to computing
Replies: 33
Views: 1753

Re: Absolute limits to computing

You can store more information in a unit of space by having "sharper" particles--this works similar to more accurate measurements of position using higher energy particles, in reverse (that is, you have your particles that contain information themselves have higher energy--and thus shorter...
by yy2bggggs
Sat Jun 06, 2009 4:06 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Violet
Replies: 19
Views: 1116

Re: Violet

We do not have R, G, and B cones. We have L, M, and S cones. RGB are not real primaries--they are based on imperfect observation due to a 19th century color theory that is now outdated, though still popular. We have RGB monitors, which is great, because it simplifies color generation and covers most...
by yy2bggggs
Mon May 25, 2009 3:59 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: High cholesterol+triglycerides (my story; add yours too)
Replies: 12
Views: 1868

Re: High cholesterol+triglycerides (my story; add yours too)

The diet is far from a burden to me--and in fact has only given me positive feedback short term, mid term, and long term. The foods I eat are delicious (and fresher, since I tend to make things from scratch more often), preparing them is fun (I'm learning a lot about baking, for example), and I thin...
by yy2bggggs
Sat May 16, 2009 2:10 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 3945
Views: 580483

Re: Today I Made:

I make stuff most days. Today I made apple cinnamon raisin bread. And no, I'm not cheating : ⋅ 1/2 cup sucralose ⋅ 1/2 cup unbleached flour ⋅ 3 1/2 tbsp light butter ⋅ 1/4 cup raisins ⋅ 1 1/2 tsp baking powder ⋅ 1/4 tsp baking soda ⋅&n...
by yy2bggggs
Sat May 16, 2009 1:45 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: High cholesterol+triglycerides (my story; add yours too)
Replies: 12
Views: 1868

Re: High cholesterol+triglycerides (my story; add yours too)

Got lab results from the doctor this morning. Summary: 28 April, 2008 ⋅  Weight 219 lbs/99.3 kg ⋅  Cholesterol 215 mg/dL ⋅  Triglycerides 253 mg/dL ⋅  HDL-Cholesterol 35 mg/dL ⋅  LDL-Cholesterol 129 mg/dL 14 July, 2008 ⋅  Weight 185 lbs/83....
by yy2bggggs
Thu May 14, 2009 4:48 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: How did you learn to program?
Replies: 60
Views: 3554

Re: How did you learn to program?

My dad bought a Vic-20 from a garage sale for me when I was in my teens (came with some business software on cassette tape--and the tape drive). He didn't see the television that much more thereafter. I recall using some borrowed Byte magazines to copy a Tank vs UFO game, which taught me top down pr...
by yy2bggggs
Wed May 13, 2009 2:49 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Universal Time is Wrong!
Replies: 41
Views: 2252

Re: Universal Time is Wrong!

At worst, we can add the missing time as leap seconds.
by yy2bggggs
Tue May 12, 2009 2:42 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Human random numbers
Replies: 61
Views: 11782

Re: Human random numbers

Adacore wrote:As a note, 5, 12, 14 and 17 are all outwith the 95% confidence window by my analysis as of this post.

And how often would more than 3 numbers fall outside of that window?
by yy2bggggs
Sun May 10, 2009 2:11 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Human random numbers
Replies: 61
Views: 11782

Re: Human random numbers

Though, my choice might've been altered considering the fact that I just finished reading a short article on why 17 is the "most random" number between 1 and 20. Be careful trying to make yourself more random by "compensating". Try this (take the tests, fairly) to illustrate why.
by yy2bggggs
Sat May 09, 2009 8:14 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: EM sawtooth waves?
Replies: 35
Views: 1920

Re: EM sawtooth waves?

It seems like you think that there needs to be some sort of special machine to make and unmake superposition. Nope. Just any sensible account using the classical wave theory. ThomasS's last response to me was something I was quite happy with. Why do you think there is some sort of problem with havi...
by yy2bggggs
Sat May 09, 2009 1:02 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: EM sawtooth waves?
Replies: 35
Views: 1920

Re: EM sawtooth waves?

Molecules in general, and yes even the molecules in those specialized nerve cells called cones respond to the frequency of incoming radiation. Okay, let's get concrete. Let's say there is an EM sawtooth wave with a frequency of 2 micrometers. They send a neural impulse according to how strongly thi...
by yy2bggggs
Fri May 08, 2009 4:19 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: EM sawtooth waves?
Replies: 35
Views: 1920

Re: EM sawtooth waves?

... In particular, if I were to suggest that maybe it affected the eye differently because its wave is shaped differently, how would you respond? ...The color that we see is determined by how much each of these 3 types of cones is activated by incoming light. Right, but what's left out here is the ...
by yy2bggggs
Fri May 08, 2009 2:32 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: EM sawtooth waves?
Replies: 35
Views: 1920

Re: EM sawtooth waves?

Well, I'll turn this into a question. How would you explain what a sawtooth EM wave "looks like", using a classical wave theory model? In particular, if I were to suggest that maybe it affected the eye differently because its wave is shaped differently, how would you respond?
by yy2bggggs
Fri May 08, 2009 2:10 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: EM sawtooth waves?
Replies: 35
Views: 1920

Re: EM sawtooth waves?

But under the wave interpretation of light, aren't they due to destructive interference (i.e. superposition of waves)? It seems to me that this is the more relevant interpretation. That's sort of what I was thinking a few posts ago, when I said "perchance I'm simply missing another way to look...
by yy2bggggs
Thu May 07, 2009 5:31 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: EM sawtooth waves?
Replies: 35
Views: 1920

Re: EM sawtooth waves?

When did this start happening? And how does light interference work if the waves don't combine? How does conservation of energy work if they do? Couldn't you argue the same about audio or AC waves? Yet we know they combine. Well, yes, you can argue the same, but I'm not sure you can use the same ar...
by yy2bggggs
Thu May 07, 2009 3:55 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: EM sawtooth waves?
Replies: 35
Views: 1920

Re: EM sawtooth waves?

When did this start happening? And how does light interference work if the waves don't combine? How does conservation of energy work if they do? ETA: Let me explain this perspective in terms of the double slit experiment. There is an interference pattern produced when two slits are open. But the da...
by yy2bggggs
Mon May 04, 2009 5:14 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: EM sawtooth waves?
Replies: 35
Views: 1920

Re: EM sawtooth waves?

But light waves aren't like sounds waves--light waves don't combine with each other. Actually, yes they do, hence the interference patterns in Young's Double-Slit Experiment. The OP: Light and other forms of EM waves are normally sine waves, like sound waves , but sound waves can also be sawtooth o...
by yy2bggggs
Mon May 04, 2009 4:05 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: EM sawtooth waves?
Replies: 35
Views: 1920

Re: EM sawtooth waves?

But light waves aren't like sounds waves--light waves don't combine with each other.
by yy2bggggs
Mon May 04, 2009 5:04 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Human random numbers
Replies: 61
Views: 11782

Re: Human random numbers

This is simple, so I did it. Each column but the first represents a tabulation of 127 "votes" for the number in the first column, using random.org to generate the numbers. 1 | 3| 4| 3| 5| 4| 2 | 9| 8| 4| 5| 4| 3 | 9| 7| 5| 9| 3| 4 | 7| 6| 7|10| 5| 5 | 4| 8| 3| 8|11| 6 | 5| 8| 5| 1| 8| 7 |1...
by yy2bggggs
Sat May 02, 2009 5:50 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Human random numbers
Replies: 61
Views: 11782

Re: Human random numbers

I picked 14 because in the word "STAN" using modulo 20 arithmetic, T is the additive identity and S and A are inverses, leaving N which is 14. "STAN" came from my makeshift entropy selection strategy.
by yy2bggggs
Sun Apr 26, 2009 6:31 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Stupid Theory About Universe
Replies: 30
Views: 3291

Re: Stupid Theory About Universe

YoungStudent wrote:Told you that it's stupid :)

Anyways, "Big Bang" is singularity that "exploded" right...but why it did that?

The BB singularity was not a black hole singularity (not even "in reverse").
by yy2bggggs
Tue Apr 07, 2009 8:14 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Your perfect language?
Replies: 87
Views: 5168

Re: Your perfect language?

My perfect language would allow me to write a unit test for what I want to do. Upon writing this unit test, I say "go", and it generates an optimized program that will pass that unit test. Ah, the missing paradigm! Sounds much like Prolog, appart from the "optimized" part (every...
by yy2bggggs
Mon Apr 06, 2009 8:22 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Your perfect language?
Replies: 87
Views: 5168

Re: Your perfect language?

My perfect language would allow me to write a unit test for what I want to do. Upon writing this unit test, I say "go", and it generates an optimized program that will pass that unit test.

Ah, the missing paradigm!
by yy2bggggs
Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:27 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Linker Errors in C++
Replies: 9
Views: 626

Re: Linker Errors in C++

K, well I've no WinMain functions but I'm using DevC++ so there's no commandline thing when you compile it makes all the make files and everything itself... I know you have no WinMain functions. That is what the linker is complaining about. Guessing at filenames... you have Game.cpp and HighLow.cpp...
by yy2bggggs
Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:47 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Linker Errors in C++
Replies: 9
Views: 626

Re: Linker Errors in C++

The lack of WinMain tells me this is a windows compiler. It expects all programs to either have a main or a WinMain. This implies that you probably added your code in a second file, and you're unintentionally telling your compiler to build a whole program out of the second file. Since in the second ...
by yy2bggggs
Tue Mar 03, 2009 6:00 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Offsetting a character
Replies: 6
Views: 609

Re: Offsetting a character

In ASCII, tilde is 126, not 127. 127 is DEL, which isn't printable. 32-126 (space to tilde) is considered printable ASCII.
by yy2bggggs
Sun Mar 01, 2009 10:30 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Weight loss and such
Replies: 9
Views: 857

Re: Weight loss and such

As for 5, I haven't had any issues. Quantitatively: I'm a fraction under 6' tall. I gradually began gaining weight from about 150 pounds over the coarse of 14 years, up to 219 pound last April, when I changed my diet. I'm currently stable at 143 pounds. At 96% your height, using that as a direct sca...
by yy2bggggs
Sun Mar 01, 2009 9:32 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: weight loss study
Replies: 30
Views: 2914

Re: weight loss study

What the study proves is that: Science doesn't prove things, and especially single studies don't. Then what proves things? Anything? Nothing? I understand your point, but that doesn't mean you should disregard mine. I'd just like to shake the notion that you can look at a single study and say that ...
by yy2bggggs
Sat Feb 28, 2009 9:40 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: weight loss study
Replies: 30
Views: 2914

Re: weight loss study

What the study proves is that: Science doesn't prove things, and especially single studies don't. If you change your diet from the average American crap and start to eat healthy AND you're obese, you'll lose weight. This may or may not be true. The study didn't appear to show that everyone lost wei...
by yy2bggggs
Sat Feb 28, 2009 6:01 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: weight loss study
Replies: 30
Views: 2914

Re: weight loss study

No, the study showed that the four chosen heart healthy diets were on average equivalent in terms of weight loss. In addition, this is a single study... keep in mind that, for example, if you use a 95% confidence level, 1 out of 20 studies are wrong. Tiffany Sharples was the one who said that it doe...
by yy2bggggs
Mon Feb 23, 2009 1:29 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Was it ever solved?
Replies: 20
Views: 1300

Re: Was it ever solved?

It's called Xeno's paradox. And while limits show that the arrow should hit in finite time, they don't solve the problem (And Xeno proposed a few other problems, too. It's worth checking on Wikipedia). Why not? The rest of the "paradox" is merely the fact that you can name an infinite num...
by yy2bggggs
Thu Feb 19, 2009 7:06 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Memory management(array of char arrays)
Replies: 12
Views: 889

Re: Memory management(array of char arrays)

... The string and vector classes handle all the memory management for you. The vector will grow as you add items, and the strings will size themselves appropriately. A deque may be preferred to a vector, depending on what you're doing. I can discuss it more, if I knew more of what you were doing :).
by yy2bggggs
Wed Feb 18, 2009 5:39 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Memory management(array of char arrays)
Replies: 12
Views: 889

Re: Memory management(array of char arrays)

Just use a std::string. If memory is as big of an issue as people here are supposing it might be, you would probably need to design your own memory manager anyway, and would need to custom fit it to your application; simply "mallocing what you need" won't accomplish much more than memory f...
by yy2bggggs
Sun Feb 15, 2009 6:26 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Hardcore Diet! What do you think?
Replies: 20
Views: 1771

Re: Hardcore Diet! What do you think?

Tell me what you think about this diet...same thing every day. Compared to mine (and assuming you're on the diet, for lingual purposes), you get 2 fruits--I eat 3 a day. (I'm assuming that's plain yogurt, unsweetened). You eat what I'd count as about 5 1/2 servings starch. I eat 3. You get the same...
by yy2bggggs
Sat Feb 07, 2009 7:41 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The value of music
Replies: 67
Views: 6059

Re: The value of music

What is "value"? In the simplest definition, "value" is the price people are willing to pay for something. The music itself is an abstract thing, and it's hard to place value on an abstract; people are much better at dealing with concrete things: a concert, a CD, an MP3. Not rea...
by yy2bggggs
Sat Feb 07, 2009 5:41 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Structured Debate?
Replies: 47
Views: 5901

Re: Structured Debate?

I think it would be interesting no matter how it's conducted. However, I have concerns about formal debates that mirror what many have said here--especially the "voting" part... that makes it sound like whatever topic to be discussed is merely a game, and gives false credence to popularity...
by yy2bggggs
Mon Feb 02, 2009 5:34 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Cooking for one
Replies: 13
Views: 1244

Re: Cooking for one

It sounds to me like your issue is simply one of picking the right kitchenware. Due to my dietary needs, I make single serving dishes quite often. Smaller pots (namely, smaller in width--keeping the height's a good thing) would be all that's required to scale down a chili or something--other than th...

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