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by Nimz
Thu Apr 17, 2008 11:09 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: New spoiler policy.
Replies: 39
Views: 73147

Re: New spoiler policy.

Well, there is another way to make text unreadable, but I think there might be some that would find the widespread use of it objectionable. Not to mention the fact that it (a) doesn't work when quoted, (b) doesn't work for people using subSilver. I was actually alluding to something else in that po...
by Nimz
Thu Apr 17, 2008 9:15 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Subsilver versus Prosilver
Replies: 57
Views: 15668

Re: Subsilver versus Prosilver

I used to be subsilver, but I recently changed so I could see the math tags. Besides that, I haven't really felt a lack of anything during browsing. Edit: Except that I keep clicking save instead of submit. But I'm not sure if that was already there in subsilver as well... Save is in subsilver, too...
by Nimz
Thu Apr 17, 2008 8:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2815351

Re: Confessional Thread - A black hole of emu

It takes every fibre of my being to not just defenestrate one of them, and that's not exaggeration. Fix'd. Defenestration for the win. better(?) fix'd - I threw in the apostrophe in "that's". Defenestration was the first thing I thought of when I read what Daeren Ryft said. Forumeme and v...
by Nimz
Wed Apr 16, 2008 11:04 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 819763

Re: Anime!

OK my Haruhi fan-girl level has just been kicked up another notch. http://youtube.com/watch?v=TIjsPFYdkZY&feature=related this has got to be one of THE BEST AMVs i have ever seen. i'm not a huge Heartsdales (the musical duo) fan, but this song is adorable and the video is amazing. Its got outta...
by Nimz
Wed Apr 16, 2008 9:28 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: New spoiler policy.
Replies: 39
Views: 73147

Re: New spoiler policy.

Nothing to see here.
Well, there is another way to make text unreadable, but I think there might be some that would object to the widespread use of it.
by Nimz
Wed Apr 16, 2008 9:15 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: cube in sphere problem
Replies: 11
Views: 4973

Re: cube in sphere problem

Remember the three dimensional distance formula (Δx) 2 +(Δy) 2 +(Δz) 2 =d 2 . Apply this to the cube, using the edges and the corner-to-opposite-corner diagonal, which is equal to 6, the diameter of the circle. Simplification gives: 3s 2 =36 s 2 =12 s=12 1/2 And cube it to get the same thing everyo...
by Nimz
Wed Apr 16, 2008 8:50 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Subsilver versus Prosilver
Replies: 57
Views: 15668

Re: Subsilver versus Prosilver

I'm giving prosilver_left a shot for a little bit, but it's hard to separate my "that's ugly" reaction from just being used to subsilver. ;-) At the very least, the "quote" and "edit" buttons aren't adjacent... Edit: hmm... [code] blocks are presented in a scroll box i...
by Nimz
Wed Apr 16, 2008 7:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How'd you come up with your username(s)?
Replies: 1405
Views: 243035

Re: How'd you come up with your username(s)?

I think my first web identity was used only once. I was checking out a friend's WebTV and found a chatroom. I went with "AcidBrain" (I don't remember if there was a space or underscore or if there were capitals) because chemistry is cool, and I'm a geek. It didn't dawn on me until afterwar...
by Nimz
Wed Apr 16, 2008 6:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2815351

Re: Confessional Thread - A black hole of emu

Confession the first (for this post): I have not filed my taxes for this year yet. Confession the second (in this post): I have not filled out the tax forms for last year yet. Yes, that's two different years of taxes I have not filed yet. I am such a procrastinator. The good(ish) news is that both t...
by Nimz
Thu Apr 10, 2008 12:42 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Why do people dislike maths so much?
Replies: 258
Views: 28917

Re: Why do people dislike maths so much?

actually, other classes tend to be far more repetitious. the point is that people like classes they can listen a quarter of the time and still catch on, or can study at home for a test and go over the material in a tenth the time the class took. this works for most classes because they're extremely...
by Nimz
Wed Apr 09, 2008 2:23 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: ideas for a statistics or math-themed bday cake?
Replies: 20
Views: 3631

Re: ideas for a statistics or math-themed bday cake?

I was thinking something maybe a bit obvious - 3D gaussian curve (up to, say, 3 standard deviations - don't want to make it too insane). You could write the formula for a gaussian curve on the cake: z = exp(x 2 +y 2 ) (of course exp(a) = e a - can't nest [su p] tags here, though.) You could also sim...
by Nimz
Fri Apr 04, 2008 7:46 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Amusing answers to tests
Replies: 393
Views: 60892

Re: Amusing answers to e-mails XD

halfhearted attempt to razz a newbie Instead of that, I'll share an e-mail I just got from a professor for one of my classes this quarter. The class was full before I registerred, so I need him to add me. I've changed the teacher's name here to Teacher Name to respect his privacy. Hi Nimz, I'll ad ...
by Nimz
Fri Apr 04, 2008 7:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0406: "Venting"
Replies: 133
Views: 29912

Re: "Venting" Discussion

edit :: (laughing) and this comic is already cited on her Wiki page - nice work, guys And the wiki nazi's have already removed it ... *sigh* nope - looks like they just moved it down to the External Links section :D Looks like it's gone again. It was up as I quoted it for 32 minutes, totally gone f...
by Nimz
Fri Apr 04, 2008 6:43 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2815351

Re: Confessional Thread - A black hole of emu

Because I_D wants me to say this: We apologise for the inconvenience. ~I_D's Signficant Other. I'm sorry to hear about I_D and hope she's better soon. I'm glad she's lucid enough to quote God (as portrayed by Douglas Adams in Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy ), though. "\ @ ... is that a snail...
by Nimz
Fri Apr 04, 2008 4:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0406: "Venting"
Replies: 133
Views: 29912

Re: "Venting" Discussion

LittleChrist wrote:Edit: Summer Glau
This time I came back...just to link.

Thanks. I've only seen the first 3-4 episodes of Firefly, so I did not know. Also,
that wikipedia article wrote:She was also mentioned in the April 4th, 2008 xkcd webcomic "Venting".


Damn. Ninja'd by an edit.
by Nimz
Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0405: "Journal 3"
Replies: 237
Views: 39501

Re: "Journal 3" discussion

As for the two instances of "You took my hat", I read it as: "You took my hat", " YOU took my Hat! ", "I LIKE my hat" (Similar to as stated above) Meanwhile, I kinda read it as: "You took my hat. You took my HAT .". And I kinda imagined an exclamati...
by Nimz
Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:18 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: "Buckeyballs of Flavor" Discussion
Replies: 21
Views: 4630

Re: "Buckeyballs of Flavor" Discussion

Yes, I stabbed myself (to save the mods the trouble). I never knew about that Chuc k No rris / Saladin's Mom filter. I just figured, who the f*** is Saladin, and what does the maternal parent of said person have anything to do with anything. Yeah, I'm that lame, and I won't both...
by Nimz
Tue Apr 01, 2008 7:10 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: April Fools (WE KNOW ABOUT THE QC THING KTHX)
Replies: 136
Views: 21333

Re: April Fools mergers

One of the amusing things about all of this is the way the threads get merged together. Best April Fools prank ever: http://uk.youtube.com/ (click on a featured video) ...Youtube... Rick... Rolled... me... BASTARDS. Very next post in the merged thread Awesomesauce. *Sigh* it's not even 1 April in my...
by Nimz
Mon Mar 31, 2008 9:10 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2815351

Re: Confessional Thread - A black hole of emo

@I Am Raven: You're right, I'm not really sad. It's pretty good to be alive right now. Who is it with the "Life does not suck" signature? (Can you search for signatures?) Uhh.... crap, I can't remember his nick, but isn't it the guy whose avatar is angry at the laptop? taptap. is that the...
by Nimz
Sat Mar 29, 2008 9:30 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: favorite lines/quotes from books
Replies: 286
Views: 113141

Re: favorite lines/quotes from books

I thought what I'd do was, I'd pretend I was one of those deaf-mutes. Wait, you mean to say that quote didn't come from Ghost in the Shell: 1st GIG? I kid! I kid! Just because I haven't read any Salinger doesn't mean I don't know that's where that quote comes from. Anyway, for ontopicness, There wa...
by Nimz
Sat Mar 29, 2008 9:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2815351

Re: Confessional Thread - A black hole of emo

Confession: When I was younger I would get really upset if I threw a boomerang and it didn't come back to me. That's quite a legitimate concern. I've heard of children who were banished for having backless boomerangs. Since my brain is apparently thinking in Dvorak mode right now, I just changed my...
by Nimz
Wed Mar 26, 2008 8:01 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Your parodies
Replies: 1
Views: 1506

Your parodies

I searched, but I didn't find any threads for putting up our own parodies of things (I found a Great Parodies thread in General, but that seemed a bit pretentious for putting my own parody/ies in. And it would have been a massive necro). So without further ado, let's enjoy posting parodies. Hopefull...
by Nimz
Tue Mar 25, 2008 4:15 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2815351

Re: Confessional Thread - A black hole of emo

If I am viewed as my avatar, what does that make me? And does taking my location into account make any difference? I might have to put the Confessions Catch-up Programme on hold more than just temporarily, soon. Once my post count in this thread goes above my post count in Intro Thread the Third, I'...
by Nimz
Tue Mar 25, 2008 2:17 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Easonal Vatars Yndrome Trikes Gain!
Replies: 552
Views: 50946

Re: For those with Easonal Avatars Disorder

My easonal avatars has finally been taken down. I was planning on replacing it about 18 hours ago, but the filesize of the picture was a bit too big. Then I realised that using transparency would probably help. The first ~20 layers use transparency. I didn't have patience to make the layers transpar...
by Nimz
Tue Mar 25, 2008 2:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Discuss your Signature
Replies: 800
Views: 70485

Re: Discuss your Signature

sigged!
by Nimz
Mon Mar 24, 2008 8:55 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Discuss your Signature
Replies: 800
Views: 70485

Re: Discuss your Signature

Funny. I don't recall your previous sig having the indefinite article (does A koan ...) As I've mentioned here before, I keep eclectic stuff in my sig. My sig is going to change again, soon, along with my avatar. I was going to do them now, but I just realised that my would-be new avatar's filesize ...
by Nimz
Mon Mar 24, 2008 8:04 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2815351

Re: Confessional Thread - A black hole of emo

I tend to be pretty easy-going, but if I've got a grudge, it's virtually impossible to get me to change my mind on the matter. I refuse to buy gasoline from a certain place, even if they have the best prices, just because I received bad service there once. Likewise, I refuse to go to Las Vegas, NV a...
by Nimz
Mon Mar 24, 2008 6:46 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Amusing answers to tests
Replies: 393
Views: 60892

Re: Amusing answers to tests

Exchange the Barometer for a pair of Extremely accurate clocks, Place one at the top of the building and one at the bottom, and leave them there for about 80 years, then come back, measure the difference in time from each clock, and find the height using the difference between Special Relativity an...
by Nimz
Sun Mar 23, 2008 9:46 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Punctuation and quotation (merged threads)
Replies: 79
Views: 12715

Re: Punctuation and quotation (merged threads)

In the past six months I have slightly revised my stance on punctuation around quotes. If I'm writing here, I'll write the way that is "logical", (it still looks weird to me, but it also makes me look less Unitedstatesian) but if I'm writing something outside these fora, I'll write the way...
by Nimz
Sun Mar 23, 2008 9:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2815351

Re: Confessional Thread - Now with a new idiot!

If a musician / musical group got started after I was born, chances are I don't know much about them. same here, at least off the top of my head. the most recently-started band i like is nirvana. except this one person, reni laine, is good too and she just started out. ... i'll be 12 soon. Somehow ...
by Nimz
Sun Mar 23, 2008 7:29 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Amusing answers to tests
Replies: 393
Views: 60892

Re: Amusing answers to tests

Exchange the Barometer for a pair of Extremely accurate clocks, Place one at the top of the building and one at the bottom, and leave them there for about 80 years, then come back, measure the difference in time from each clock, and find the height using the difference between Special Relativity an...
by Nimz
Sat Mar 22, 2008 9:53 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 819763

Re: Anime!

Anime Ive watched: Inuyasha- Got kinda boring as I got older FMA- Really good even still Neon Genesis Eva- Nice Action, but only seemingly profound Ergo Proxy- Nice mystery, really profound Chobits: SO CUTE! Zoids: Chaotic Century: SO much better then the second zoids. Banner/ Crest of the Stars- a...
by Nimz
Sat Mar 22, 2008 9:23 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: How many digits of Pi do you know?
Replies: 445
Views: 107259

Re: How many digits of Pi do you know?

But seriously, anyone know how these digits are computed? Besides using a computer, I mean. There are several series and other formulas that can be used to find pi (and other numbers). One of the easiest to remember (but also one of the most useless in the digit-calculating sense) is the one from a...
by Nimz
Sat Mar 22, 2008 9:13 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Why do people dislike maths so much?
Replies: 258
Views: 28917

Re: Why do people dislike maths so much?

First, we tell people how to add and subtract, but that you can't subtract a bigger number from a smaller number The next year, we go "haha! just kidding!" and introduce negative numbers. We tell people how to divide whole numbers, but we tell them they can't divide say, 9 by 5. The next ...
by Nimz
Sat Mar 22, 2008 8:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9233781

Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

"I assume he'll thank me some day. We pull back the drapes. The Louvre is gone. Even the sub-basements. Scooped out with a giant ass shovel." From Othar's Twitter (Girl Genius universe).

I wonder what an ass-shovel looks like... but then again, I don't think I want to know.
by Nimz
Fri Mar 21, 2008 5:42 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2815351

Re: Confessional Thread - Now with a new idiot!

Until reading the last few posts on this thread, I had never heard of OK Go (and it wasn't until the top of this page that I found out they have something to do with music). As I'm too lazy to do my research right now, I'm just going to go with the response, "Who's OK Go???" If a musician ...
by Nimz
Fri Mar 21, 2008 1:25 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: How many digits of Pi do you know?
Replies: 445
Views: 107259

Re: How many digits of Pi do you know?

My first post in this thread shows (more or less) how I group the digits of pi. Of course, now I've got after that 288, 4 1971 69 3993. I was going to try for the groups of five thing after 41971, but including the extra 3 at the end made six single-digit multiples of 3 in a row, which makes things...
by Nimz
Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:55 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2815351

Re: Confessional Thread - Now with a newt idol!

but, what the heck, bonus points (and maybe a cookie) to whoever knows why that song (particularly, that version) is related. California Raisins ftw. *wonders how the giving of bonus points to an admin works, but tries anyway* Well, giving you a cookie (or a few) shouldn't be too hard... cookies.JP...
by Nimz
Wed Mar 19, 2008 12:39 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Subtitling vs. dubbing
Replies: 147
Views: 21436

Re: Subtitling vs. dubbing

I think I've seen that movie. As I recall, the actor seemed like he genuinely was from the United States. What finally broke the ice between the soldier and the boy was when the soldier offered some candy to the boy, right? Yeah. Did you like the film? The class thought it was really interesting at...
by Nimz
Wed Mar 19, 2008 12:32 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Roots of a polynomial
Replies: 20
Views: 1808

Re: Roots of a polynomial

Yes, which leads me to think that it's a pertubation of some "nice" polynomial, but I don't see off-hand what it is. Seems to me that it's just a perturbation of an even polynomial - namely the even part. The even part is not particularly nice, but of course has the property that if x is ...

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