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by M.qrius
Tue Nov 13, 2007 1:10 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Spore!
Replies: 55
Views: 5393

Re: Spore!

Linky! Apparently we're looking at March 3, 2008, a date which causes me no end of fretting for reasons I am unable to divulge. Anyway, yeah, I'm looking forward to it too. Unfortunately, as awesome as it looks, I just know I'm gonna lose interest after about a week. I don't get along all that well...
by M.qrius
Sun Nov 11, 2007 10:54 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: TI-Nspire
Replies: 51
Views: 8330

Re: TI-Nspire

I vote for voyager 200+, and since my 89 is now completely shot, I may get one. (they have an internal clock! and color screen!) You can get colors with a TI 83 as well! There are methods to overload the screen pixels, which give you blue lines :P There's a chance they won't go away after that thou...
by M.qrius
Sun Nov 11, 2007 12:21 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: 10 Word Puzzles
Replies: 17
Views: 3218

Re: 10 Word Puzzles

#4: A deck of cards (if you count aces as digits). It works without the aces, because each ten has two digits. This is also predicated on each face card having only one face, but I think it's a good solution. I think the solution is correct... but personally I'd have phrased the que...
by M.qrius
Sun Nov 11, 2007 2:03 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Perpendicular tangents
Replies: 6
Views: 2453

Re: Perpendicular tangents

What if f(x+y)=f(x) for y=[-a,b]? if thats the case then f(x+y) has to ignore the y (obviously) then we can ignore y... if we know that the tangents are perpendicular (the integral of -1/f' enforces this) then they must intersect. so we integrate with respect to x and are happy when it works out :-...
by M.qrius
Sun Nov 11, 2007 1:27 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Helicopter game
Replies: 6
Views: 3450

Re: Helicopter game

When I wrote this game (sometimes called "Cave Runner" and things to do with Ribbons, such as the version found on some old Samsung cellphones) for the TI-89, I only kept up with two values: 1) the current height of the cave and 2) the "top edge" of the cave I wish I could find ...
by M.qrius
Sat Nov 10, 2007 10:26 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Perpendicular tangents
Replies: 6
Views: 2453

Re: Perpendicular tangents

What if f(x+y)=f(x) for y=[-a,b]? I expect function g(x+y) to be undefined for y=[-a,b] then, but I'm not quite sure how non-analytic functions behave when differentiating and integrating. I do know however, that for singularities, the derivative of function g will turn out to be zero, and if the d...
by M.qrius
Sat Nov 10, 2007 6:20 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9890
Views: 1829575

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

unmoored wrote:

Code: Select all

#define ever ;;

for(ever)
{
}

Nice :D
There's some "until hell freezes over" around here somewhere as well... but the only language I know with until is TI-Basic.
by M.qrius
Sat Nov 10, 2007 6:14 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Strange things to do in video games.
Replies: 48
Views: 5157

Re: Strange things to do in video games.

There was this fighter (as in jet) game for the PS1, it might've come with the console I don't know I only ever played it at a friend's house. Maybe it was called Air Combat? Anyways, the pvp option took place in a massive rock arena with 30,000 foot walls you weren't supposed to be able to fly ove...
by M.qrius
Sat Nov 10, 2007 5:52 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: I propose the abolishment of the /s unit
Replies: 41
Views: 6212

Re: I propose the abolishment of the /s unit

I usually pronounce an acceleration as something in meter per square second, because it sounds cool :P
In mechanics of beams and bending, I've also encountered the hypercubic meter :D
by M.qrius
Sat Nov 10, 2007 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Re: Quote Chain
Replies: 227
Views: 19665

Re: Quote Chain

If I put my text at the top no-one will no it is there. :D Y helo thar Pfft, like mods ever come into ForumGames. Wouldn't that post have been a better thing for SpitValve the not-mod to write? not fix'd. Ah hah! It is now! fix'd. I hope this turns into a "misquote-chain" thre...
by M.qrius
Sat Nov 10, 2007 4:15 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Perpendicular tangents
Replies: 6
Views: 2453

Re: Perpendicular tangents

Yep, it does, nice and quick find :P Nice thing about the problem is that you can require only the intersections to be perpendicular as well, but because of the added constant that pops up when integrating, the intersections can be moved to whatever spot one wishes, and it turns out that it's au...
by M.qrius
Sat Nov 10, 2007 4:11 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9890
Views: 1829575

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

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boolean ever = true;
for(;ever;) {
    [Do stuff]
}


Nice way to write down an eternal loop :P
by M.qrius
Sat Nov 10, 2007 4:02 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Perpendicular tangents
Replies: 6
Views: 2453

Perpendicular tangents

Let's say I've got a function f(x). I want you to give me the general function g(x) depending on 1 f(x) for which is guaranteed: For every x, the tangent of f(x) is perpendicular to the tangent of g(x). A few examples if you want them (spoilered, because they may give hints about the solution) Trivi...
by M.qrius
Sat Nov 10, 2007 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Helicopter game
Replies: 6
Views: 3450

Re: Helicopter game

If you mean the game with the green walls, here's what's probably happening: they pick a range in which the wall can go up and down. The range decreases over time, making the tunnel smaller. then, they pick two points in that range (start and end), and a length, and you'll see the walls go from the ...
by M.qrius
Sat Nov 10, 2007 2:10 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: What is the formula?
Replies: 18
Views: 2895

Re: What is the formula?

My formula actually looks quite different. Every step there are L lines, where L n = n*2-1 Every step also has one largest line, which has the length of the amount of lines, and two times all lines with a multitude of two decreased, or in formula: L + 2*(L-2 + L-4 + ... + 3 + 1) The formula ...
by M.qrius
Sat Nov 10, 2007 1:42 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Helpful and Unhelpful (Solution thread)
Replies: 30
Views: 3827

Re: Helpful and Unhelpful (Solution thread)

I doubt that its provably impossible to figure out which door to go through, due to the not-well-defined nature of the word "Helpful". It seems you'd go in circles (Unhelpful will act just like Helpful, which means Helpful would act differently to distinguish himself, which means Unhelpfu...
by M.qrius
Sat Nov 10, 2007 1:24 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10916
Views: 2191693

Re: POST HERE FIRST - INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hiya! I'm 19 and live on the campus of the University of Twente. I enjoy xkcd a lot, and can often relate to it. Figured I'd sign up, and see if I can relate to the people who relate to xkcd as well. Besides xkcd, I enjoy trying unusual things (I tried the uberman sleep schedule), figuring out how t...
by M.qrius
Sat Nov 10, 2007 1:08 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: I got one.
Replies: 48
Views: 21204

Re:

Okay, so you have Gnome C saying Black. Because he's relying on a response from the gnome team, and since there's none, he has to answer for D can see B/W can cannot determine his hat, B can't see anything and A can't see anything. But the solution you guys have only lets gnome C get off free. Okay...

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