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by joeframbach
Tue Feb 24, 2009 11:54 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: This thing happened. It's sad.
Replies: 41
Views: 5369

Re: This thing happened. It's sad.

specterfac wrote:I grabbed her shirt trying to keep balanced.

Oldest trick in the book.
by joeframbach
Tue Feb 24, 2009 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: This thing happened. It's sad.
Replies: 41
Views: 5369

Re: This thing happened. It's sad.

Well, I'm new and I read all the comics in one day so, I joined. Okay, so one day at school I'm running in the hall and my friend who happens to be a boy (I'm a girl) is walking. We crashed into eachother and when we fell he grabbed my shirt trying to keep balanced. He ripped it down the middle... ...
by joeframbach
Mon Feb 23, 2009 5:55 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Please take my survey for history class
Replies: 10
Views: 1242

Re: Online Survey Sites

Maybe whipping up a quick Facebook app would do the trick?
by joeframbach
Mon Feb 23, 2009 5:15 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Maximum hour guidelines
Replies: 6
Views: 900

Re: Maximum hour guidelines

Perhaps you should track down this guy and ask for a few pointers.
by joeframbach
Mon Feb 23, 2009 5:02 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Do you shut your computer down at night?
Replies: 45
Views: 4213

Re: Do you shut your computer down at night?

My machine spends about 18-20 hours a day in hibernate, and 4-6 hours awake.
by joeframbach
Sun Feb 22, 2009 3:23 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Real students cite pop culture
Replies: 12
Views: 1943

Re: Real students cite pop culture

Here's the same paper in a portable document format.
final paper.pdf
(100.41 KiB) Downloaded 213 times


edit: Russel Munroe??
by joeframbach
Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:19 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Calculator
Replies: 3
Views: 642

Re: Calculator

Most graphing calculators do have an SD slot. At least my HP 49g+ does.
by joeframbach
Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:23 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: cycling
Replies: 199
Views: 150836

Re: cycling

Paranoid__Android wrote:Ahh, just finished a four day bike trip. (325ish miles)
My legs hurt, my bum hurts, my hands hurt and my arms hurt, but it was worth it :D

I hate cycling up hills :? especially when you think you are at the top but your not

Pics or it didn't happen.
by joeframbach
Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:56 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Calculus Homework: Integration
Replies: 9
Views: 2173

Re: Calculus Homework: Integration

Graph y=1/x and y=lnx, and visually trace through the slope for x>0. After doing that, it should snap in place. For x from 0 to 1, y=1/x has a very steep negative slope, and y=lnx has very negative values. As x increases, the slope of y=1/x becomes flatter, closer to 0. The values of y=lnx do the s...
by joeframbach
Wed Feb 18, 2009 4:38 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: a question about solving equation
Replies: 12
Views: 1209

Re: a question about solving equation

Thank you for your responce. for example I have this equation: x^8+34x^6+3x^+20=0. Solving this equation consumes W seconds. I want to show that how much time an equation such as x^3+x^2+10=0 consumes to solve. Which algorithm? With what precision? Any iterative algorithm you use (Newton's Method) ...
by joeframbach
Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:42 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Math Survey
Replies: 30
Views: 2628

Re: Math Survey

D'oh!
Based on my first calculation, three or four posts back, I get
f(14049) = 1.00008963
f(14050) = 0.999947272

Thanks for the lesson on units.


[edit] Nevermind everything I ever said, ever. I am an idiot.
by joeframbach
Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:36 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Math Survey
Replies: 30
Views: 2628

Re: Math Survey

I think you're incorrect. Here's another crappy MS Paint drawing.
wtf.JPG
wtf.JPG (5.77 KiB) Viewed 2294 times


[imath]\theta = cos^{-1}(\frac{40000}{40001}) = 0.0070709941560967982414561798662542[/imath]
[imath]\frac{2\pi}{2 * 0.0070709941560967982414561798662542} = 444.29292179247934099716760258077[/imath]
by joeframbach
Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:25 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Math Survey
Replies: 30
Views: 2628

Re: Math Survey

To further elaborate, here's a crappy MS Paint drawing (80000 hours): wtf.JPG Interior angle of regular ngon = \frac{(n-2)\pi}{n} So the distance from the edge of the circle (of radius r) to the end of the "stick" is going to be r csc(\frac{(n-2)\pi}{2n})-r . Let f(...
by joeframbach
Tue Feb 17, 2009 2:46 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: argv, argc woes
Replies: 27
Views: 2215

Re: argv, argc woes

Kyle, another thing you're doing that seems unnessiary is you're adding '-' before every constant's name. Alot of unix commands require '-' to indicate options as opposed to file names. You don't need to do any of that. Consistency. His flags require '-' to indicate options as opposed to file names...
by joeframbach
Mon Feb 16, 2009 3:05 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: DC, March 10/11. Need a place to stay!
Replies: 0
Views: 1150

DC, March 10/11. Need a place to stay!

I am spending Spring Break this year riding my bike from Pittsburgh to DC (and back) via the Great Allegheny Passage/C&O Towpath. I'll arrive in DC on the night of March 10th, and I'd like to take a day to be a tourist, and leave the morning of the 12th. Are there any xkcders out there who can s...
by joeframbach
Fri Feb 13, 2009 7:51 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Hard Coding... why?
Replies: 12
Views: 1683

Re: Hard Coding... why?

Web programming in general is a bastion of terrible programming. This is possible because performance isn't very visible, so almost any hack can slap something together that does the job . Typically it's contract work where some non-computer savvy guy needs a website, so there is no real code revie...
by joeframbach
Fri Feb 13, 2009 6:46 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: argv, argc woes
Replies: 27
Views: 2215

Re: argv, argc woes

When you compare two Objects with == in Java, it compares the Addresses of the Objects. Try printing an Object that does not have a .toString() method. It'll print the address. Yes, that was my point: http://java.sun.com/javase/6/docs/api/java/lang/String.html#intern(%29 Yes, that was further expla...
by joeframbach
Fri Feb 13, 2009 6:15 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: argv, argc woes
Replies: 27
Views: 2215

Re: argv, argc woes

It is the one stupid exception Java has to no operator overloading (well, it is built in so still not user overloading, but the only place where an operator works on an class in a smart way instead of just on primitive types). Now you're confusing == and +(=). Note if Berengal had used String a = &...
by joeframbach
Fri Feb 13, 2009 3:21 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: A Simple ODE
Replies: 6
Views: 785

Re: A Simple ODE

That [imath]w[/imath] is throwing me off.

I got as far as
Spoiler:
[imath](TT')' = (T')^{2} + TT''[/imath]
but I can't get the [imath]w[/imath] to come up properly.
Perhaps I should spend more than 30 seconds on it before giving up?
by joeframbach
Fri Feb 13, 2009 3:12 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: First climbing comp!
Replies: 8
Views: 1171

Re: First climbing comp!

I never realized people took these things seriously. Nobody I climb with will change their usual routine before a comp. If anything, some drinking might be involved the night before.
by joeframbach
Fri Feb 13, 2009 2:48 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: argv, argc woes
Replies: 27
Views: 2215

Re: argv, argc woes

Here's a snippet of the program I wrote to solve the raptors-in-a-triangle problem: from http://www.pitt.edu/~jrf27/cs1515/poster/raptor.c for (i = 1; i < argc; i++) { if (!strcmp(argv[i],"-Hx")) human->x = atof(argv[++i]); else if (!strcmp(argv[i],"-Hy")) human->y = atof(argv[++...
by joeframbach
Thu Feb 12, 2009 6:37 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Computer Scientists
Replies: 51
Views: 7099

Re: Computer Scientists

Hey, if you change some registry values, you can get it to display a pretty cool line number feature. :) No need to muck with the registry. "Status Bar" is under the View menu. o m g giaz notepad pwns NE ting cuz u n33d skillz to skript kitty w/o an IDE oh, an I don't own a copy of window...
by joeframbach
Wed Feb 11, 2009 7:53 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Help understanding assignment.... Finished already, thanks.
Replies: 24
Views: 2589

Re: Help understanding (school) assignment....

MIPS / MFLOPS Intel Dual Xeon 3.6 GHz CPU Benchmark: 20818 Integer, 8780 Floating Point, 14445 SSE2 Floating Point AMD Opteron 254 2.8 GHz CPU Benchmark: 23611 Integer, 8862 Floating Point, 11478 SSE2 Floating Point Xanthir is talking about rationals that can't be stored in floating-point format. S...
by joeframbach
Wed Feb 11, 2009 7:16 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: VB Date format
Replies: 2
Views: 594

Re: VB Date format

If the VB code depends on .NET-provided methods like .ToShortDateFormat() or .ToLongDateFormat(), then you can change your Locale Settings for the desired effect. You might also have to watch out for unintended side effects, like the weeks starting on Monday or whatever.
by joeframbach
Wed Feb 11, 2009 7:11 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Help understanding assignment.... Finished already, thanks.
Replies: 24
Views: 2589

Re: Help understanding (school) assignment....

*Why I have to differentiate between float and int rather then have everything as a float Because floats are slower and imprecise. For the vast majority of uses on modern hardware (and certainly from the perspective of an intro programming class), floating-point arithmetic is every bit as fast as i...
by joeframbach
Wed Feb 11, 2009 3:04 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: High School is preparation?
Replies: 22
Views: 2504

Re: High School is preparation?

You still believe anything from the same people who lied to you about Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny?
by joeframbach
Tue Feb 10, 2009 4:14 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: List of coding ideas
Replies: 18
Views: 2091

Re: List of coding ideas

again a program that intelligently generates sudoku boards, not just random brute-force. Or, a program that calculates the percent of random sudoku boards started that end up legal. should be 1. An extention or a new version for IMAP which can deal with mail sorting rules such as those found in thu...
by joeframbach
Mon Feb 09, 2009 8:07 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Best places to buy good cheap computers (and computer deals)
Replies: 8
Views: 1331

Re: Best places to buy good cheap computers (and computer deals)

www.hardforum.com
Lurk in the Hot Deals forum until something decent comes up. If high quality-to-dollar ratio is your primary concern, you can't go wrong here. Granted, it'll take a month to find great deals on every component of a machine, but I'd say the wait is worth it.
by joeframbach
Mon Feb 09, 2009 7:16 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Math Survey
Replies: 30
Views: 2628

Re: Math Survey

vette982 wrote:in a straight line


... it flies into the ground, through a chord in the Earth's crust, and back out to airport B?
Please re-word this.
by joeframbach
Mon Feb 09, 2009 2:39 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: List of coding ideas
Replies: 18
Views: 2091

Re: List of coding ideas

1. An extention or a new version for IMAP which can deal with mail sorting rules such as those found in thunderbird so mail get sorted before it's downloaded onto a machine, this ensures if you have multiple computers that mail always gets sorted properly You could make use of the "+" suf...
by joeframbach
Mon Feb 09, 2009 1:19 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Math Survey
Replies: 30
Views: 2628

Re: Math Survey

Spoiler:
\pi d = 40000
\pi (d+1) = 40000 + 2\pi
Same goes for the tennis ball. dC/dr is linear.


Got it.
by joeframbach
Fri Feb 06, 2009 7:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0540: "Base System"
Replies: 220
Views: 68942

Re: "Base System" discussion

ntac wrote:Retrograde wheelbarrow?

Yes.
by joeframbach
Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0540: "Base System"
Replies: 220
Views: 68942

Re: "Base System" discussion

Mr. Lostman wrote:So if I memorize all of this, I'll hit more home runs?

No, that requires paying off the refs ifyouknowwhatimean.
by joeframbach
Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0540: "Base System"
Replies: 220
Views: 68942

Re: "Base System" discussion

Randall listens to Peaches? Huh? What?

Peaches wrote:Suckin' on my titties like you wanted me,
Callin me, all the time like blondie,
Check out my chrissy behind
It's fine all of the time
Like sex on the beaches,
What else is in the teaches of peaches? huh? what?
by joeframbach
Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:00 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: SOP
Replies: 11
Views: 1582

Re: SOP

I have run into the "if all you have is a hammer..." problem with companies. They seemingly want everything to be a webservice, whether it makes any sense or not. I think maybe that's the real problem, that a lot of people want to apply SOP to every conceivable problem. Exactly. I write w...
by joeframbach
Wed Feb 04, 2009 3:34 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Trojan.Vundo
Replies: 15
Views: 1226

Re: Trojan.Vundo

The account you normally use on the machine is an administrator? That's a big no-no.
by joeframbach
Tue Feb 03, 2009 5:48 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Gain weight w/o eating crap or going broke
Replies: 28
Views: 5293

Re: Gain weight w/o eating crap or going broke

Two weeks later, nada. I couldn't do it. Eating when I'm not hungry is really difficult! I sat down with a can of mixed nuts, and 2 handfuls later I was bored of it.
Ah well, maybe normal-sized pants are not for me.
by joeframbach
Tue Feb 03, 2009 3:11 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: cycling
Replies: 199
Views: 150836

Re: cycling

I'm going to cross-post here, since this seems to belong in both threads. Here's more info on P__A's charity. Donations from xkcdia are the best kind of donations. well as everyone is posting their charity/fundraising pages i'll post mine. doing a ~320 mile bike trip, and im leaving on friday : ) Th...
by joeframbach
Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Raptor Scare in North Carolina
Replies: 44
Views: 14587

Re: Raptors loose in Indiana, and they think it's a joke.

I love the COD5 reference!

Anyone?
by joeframbach
Mon Feb 02, 2009 6:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Steelers won
Replies: 27
Views: 2503

Re: Steelers won

The Steelers did play better, but they were playing dirty (e.g. roughing up the other team when the play was over), and the refs almost seemed paid off. "They" being the Cardinals, I presume? Every Personal Foul after Personal Foul against the Cardinals were all accounted for and justifie...

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