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by achan1058
Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Baby carrots are the new junk food
Replies: 51
Views: 6652

Re: Baby carrots are the new junk food

Well, Salsa doesn't stick as well to carrots compared to Doritos......
by achan1058
Tue Apr 05, 2011 6:22 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Accusation of fraud advice. (university belgium)
Replies: 20
Views: 3123

Re: Accusation of fraud advice. (university belgium)

I am still wondering how the guy got your code in the first place?
by achan1058
Tue Apr 05, 2011 2:33 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone
Replies: 6609
Views: 915490

Re: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone

But why would you wait til both players are maxed before engaging? If you engage when you are maxed because of higher economy, and him not maxed, then the math would be different, and significantly in your favour. And since the person asking is playing terran. He can just sack his SCV's later and bu...
by achan1058
Tue Apr 05, 2011 2:07 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone
Replies: 6609
Views: 915490

Re: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone

On a different note, how many harvesters are too many harvesters? I feel really apprehensive about building more than 40-50 or so, as when you have around 60 SCVs, they start to eat into your supply limit in a way that has you losing battles. Pros usually go up to 80, or occasionally 100, from what...
by achan1058
Tue Apr 05, 2011 2:01 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: The Art of Sounding Like Absolute Shit
Replies: 23
Views: 3245

Re: The Art of Sounding Like Absolute Shit

either. Think of the ridiculously out of place clashes in the surprise symphony or the common use of intentionally out-of-tune synth in electronica, or even just the common use of dissonance in soundtrack music to create tension. This leads me to believe that sounding like shit is an art form in it...
by achan1058
Tue Apr 05, 2011 1:50 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Accusation of fraud advice. (university belgium)
Replies: 20
Views: 3123

Re: Accusation of fraud advice. (university belgium)

This is quite surprising for me given that I: 1. Didn't even once attend the classes, but I did make the assignments and the exam. 2. Don't actually know anyone from my class, let alone talk to them. I think they are suspicious that the person who did the assignments and wrote the exam isn't the re...
by achan1058
Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:48 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone
Replies: 6609
Views: 915490

Re: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone

Look at the army tab. My army cost almost twice as much as his at the point where he steamrolls it. And given how many banelings he had left, he'd easily been able to destroy an army twice the one I had. And I've never said zerg is OP. I'm saying I have absolutely no idea how to win against zerg, o...
by achan1058
Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:34 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone
Replies: 6609
Views: 915490

Re: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone

I am not an expert on this, but 1 rax FE seems to be a common build.

On another note, I strongly question your decision not to get stim and combat shields. (He's also on 2-2, while you are on 1-0.)
by achan1058
Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:25 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone
Replies: 6609
Views: 915490

Re: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone

Fast expand as well? You have been floating on 400ish minerals at the 20 supply mark.
by achan1058
Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:08 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone
Replies: 6609
Views: 915490

Re: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone

You, sir, name? wrote:This is why I don't like zerg.

banelings.zip
I don't think the race would have mattered when he is on 3 bases and you are on 1......
by achan1058
Sun Apr 03, 2011 4:54 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone
Replies: 6609
Views: 915490

Re: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone

It was part of a Terran Wall. They were fast expanding, so I figured I would do an early marine push. I had something like 24 marines. He had 6 marines, 4 of which in a bunker. I lost 20 marines. Did you just tell your rines to attack, or did you focus them? More like: How many SCV's are repairing ...
by achan1058
Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone
Replies: 6609
Views: 915490

Re: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone

Protoss players that are matched against another Protoss player will automatically start the game with 4 Gateways and Warp Gate tech researched. I love the SC2 Kinect, the motion of the 2 white guy just looks so funny. A parody to the real Kinect games? Veggie Smuggler for the win, by the way. Seri...
by achan1058
Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:21 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Could someone explain how to derive this?
Replies: 3
Views: 840

Re: Could someone explain how to derive this?

I am not exactly sure how you got the equation that you have. The equation of the text is done by using separation of variables, then do partial fractions on the P side. Integrate, substitute, and simplify after that.
by achan1058
Fri Apr 01, 2011 12:34 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone
Replies: 6609
Views: 915490

Re: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone

broken_escalator wrote:Anyone good, or juſt anyone in general?
Someone who's at least some good.
by achan1058
Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:14 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone
Replies: 6609
Views: 915490

Re: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone

Game_boy wrote:Image
Is there anyone who's counter list is banelings all the way?
by achan1058
Wed Mar 30, 2011 1:55 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone
Replies: 6609
Views: 915490

Re: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone

There's a Korea vs. the World tournament up at http://www.gomtv.net/ The first day of it is up at http://www.gomtv.net/2011championship/vod/63759 There's a lot of just amazingly good games in there. (may require a free registration, and downloading the gom video player, but I definitely recommend i...
by achan1058
Sun Mar 27, 2011 6:03 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Ever felt "off your game" mathematically?
Replies: 15
Views: 2548

Re: Ever felt "off your game" mathematically?

Dopefish wrote:
Clever-Username wrote:The more advanced stuff I learn the less confident I get with BASIC mathematics... If the topic is something I'm currently studying I usually feel pretty good about it... but if it's high school stuff I fail miserably...


Relevant Comic.
I think this one is better.
by achan1058
Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:40 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone
Replies: 6609
Views: 915490

Re: Starcraft 2 : The Space-Themed Warcraft 3

Dark567 wrote:Okay, this is a pretty hilarious example of cheese.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-3ZrXOr ... ure=relmfu
I have to watch the whole series now. This particular one is just so hilarious.
by achan1058
Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:08 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Ever felt "off your game" mathematically?
Replies: 15
Views: 2548

Re: Ever felt "off your game" mathematically?

Welcome to grad school? And remember that almost everyone else feels exactly the same way. Don't let impostor syndrome get you down, but don't use it as an excuse not to study like crazy either. I'm not having much of that problem now, ever since I TAed a couple of undergrad classes, and taught one...
by achan1058
Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Religion may become extinct in nine nations, study says
Replies: 92
Views: 8776

Re: Religion may become extinct in nine nations, study says

As I said before, atheism means different things to different people, and some do view it as a belief system. Here is a post by PZ Myers explaining why, to him, atheism is a belief system. Key quote: Now I don't claim that my values are part of the definition of atheism — I just told you I hate tho...
by achan1058
Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Religion may become extinct in nine nations, study says
Replies: 92
Views: 8776

Re: Religion may become extinct in nine nations, study says

I am proud that Canada is on this list. I mean, if god exist, it must be something that is so out of our imagination that we cannot comprehend, and not a being modelled after a human. (I am not denying that some god(s) and/or evil matrix architect might exist, but I am denying the kind of god that e...
by achan1058
Fri Mar 25, 2011 5:40 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Ever felt "off your game" mathematically?
Replies: 15
Views: 2548

Re: Ever felt "off your game" mathematically?

Welcome to grad school?
by achan1058
Thu Mar 24, 2011 1:48 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Transitioning from high school to college
Replies: 23
Views: 3741

Re: Transitioning from high school to college

Another piece if advice I have is that all schools are party schools. Whether you party all day or not is not my business, but do be prepared that your classmates may party all the time. If your roommate gets so drunk he can't make it to the W.C. before vomiting, look for another dorm A.S.A.P. Sing...
by achan1058
Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:36 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Transitioning from high school to college
Replies: 23
Views: 3741

Re: Transitioning from high school to college

Utilize your resources. Most TA and profs aren't out there to fail you. They would be happy for people to show up for office hours and such, as long as you don't bug them with trivial questions. (for example, it's fine to ask them to explain stuff to you, not so fine when you ask them to find every ...
by achan1058
Sun Mar 20, 2011 5:36 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone
Replies: 6609
Views: 915490

Re: Starcraft 2 : The Space-Themed Warcraft 3

The March GSL finals The first game is a decent example of the 'unstoppable' 4gate that I mentioned before. Tastosis went on and on about how July was tricked, but I'm positive that July was well aware that it could be a fake nexus. Before the nexus was even cancelled July had made the ...
by achan1058
Sat Mar 19, 2011 11:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Rapture Will Be This May
Replies: 290
Views: 27071

Re: The Rapture Will Be This May

I thought it's 2038, January 19, 03:14:08??
by achan1058
Sat Mar 19, 2011 8:08 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Sony Music Entertainment has gone too far.
Replies: 35
Views: 5084

Re: Sony Music Entertainment has gone too far.

More to the point, the system as implemented can be slanted towards the rich (most things in society are), without the concept being slanted at all. So it's no argument against copyright or patenting to say that they are set up to favour those who can afford them. That's an argument in favour of re...
by achan1058
Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:46 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Sony Music Entertainment has gone too far.
Replies: 35
Views: 5084

Re: Sony Music Entertainment has gone too far.

I don't see how extending that right to corporations works for the creator whatsoever -- it only serves to increase publishers' profits without contributing anything useful. It still feels like patent trolling. I think Glenn Gould probably sold the rights, or have it transferred under certain claus...
by achan1058
Thu Mar 17, 2011 7:05 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: How come axioms (assumptions) aren't used in science?
Replies: 30
Views: 3395

Re: How come axioms (assumptions) aren't used in science?

Whimsical Eloquence wrote:However, I would perhaps but forward the Kantian idea that Science does have Axioms, or, rather, philosophical underpinnings to Empiricism, the validity of Induction being such an example.
Sort of, but no stronger than you expecting that the floor below you don't vanish suddenly like in a Mario game.
by achan1058
Thu Mar 17, 2011 3:11 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Sony Music Entertainment has gone too far.
Replies: 35
Views: 5084

Re: Sony Music Entertainment has gone too far.

Note: Specifically, it's Glenn Gould's rendition, and he died in 1982 so his copyright sticks around till 2060 or so (stupid as that is), but it's still not his piece; Sony still has no right to take it down. Sure, it's a dick move, but they have every right to take it down. If you want to hear the...
by achan1058
Thu Mar 17, 2011 2:45 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Matrix multiplication seems so arbitrary
Replies: 19
Views: 4493

Re: Matrix multiplication seems so arbitrary

https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Adjacency_matrix Nothing requiring real numbers at all. No linear algebra, no calculus. Until you start to compute the spectrum of a graph (the eigenvalues of the adjacency matrix). Then both real/imaginary numbers and linear algebra show up at the sam...
by achan1058
Thu Mar 17, 2011 2:29 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Why are you good at math?
Replies: 14
Views: 2728

Re: Why are you good at math?

Sticking with problems is important, but not as important as how the specific individual's brain works. Some people think more logically and rationally, which goes hand in hand with math and science. Some people are more creative and irrational (as in they tend to make arguements based on emotion o...
by achan1058
Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:25 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Why are you good at math?
Replies: 14
Views: 2728

Re: Why are you good at math?

Part of it is simply by thinking and doing more math. Another part is to be critical about what is being said/taught. I also tend to structure ideas into the important/fundamental parts vs corollaries that are easily deduced, as well as what are the key ideas of a proof vs easy algebra. As for intui...
by achan1058
Sun Mar 13, 2011 4:41 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Alternate Voting Systems (Range, Condorcet etc)
Replies: 186
Views: 24067

Re: Alternate Voting Systems (Range, Condorcet etc)

Warren D. Smith, the guy who created ScoreVoting.net, is a Princeton math Ph.D. who did his undergrad at MIT, and seems to me to be the top election methods expert on the planet, and quite possibly in all of history. He was the protagonist of the William Poundstone book Gaming the Vote . He authore...
by achan1058
Sat Mar 12, 2011 7:23 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Alternate Voting Systems (Range, Condorcet etc)
Replies: 186
Views: 24067

Re: Alternate Voting Systems (Range, Condorcet etc)

I think it also require more than 2 party as well, does it not? But even with this in, I am not sure what I want to drop out. There are advantages of having more than 2 parties.
by achan1058
Sat Mar 12, 2011 5:02 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Another math/science irritation
Replies: 23
Views: 2542

Re: Another math/science irritation

So by this definition, there is no important object in an infinite universe. And? In that case, the word "important" (or, "significant") is meaningless, and we have just defined a word into nothing. Effectively, we have defined "important" as "larger than everythi...
by achan1058
Sat Mar 12, 2011 4:42 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Alternate Voting Systems (Range, Condorcet etc)
Replies: 186
Views: 24067

Re: Alternate Voting Systems (Range, Condorcet etc)

I believe all votes should be write-ins and no candidate's name should appear anywhere on the ballot. I also believe that all votes must be spelled correctly or they don't count. This will just be not fair. A name like John Doe ended up having a higher vote than say Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninoff....
by achan1058
Sat Mar 12, 2011 8:54 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Alternate Voting Systems (Range, Condorcet etc)
Replies: 186
Views: 24067

Re: Alternate Voting Systems (Range, Condorcet etc)

Can someone with good game theory background check whether range voting avoids Arrow's impossibility theorem? The wiki article claims that it does, but the cited source doesn't necessary look credible. (If it is so, what limitations does it have?) The condorect method, from what I have seen, doesn't...
by achan1058
Sat Mar 12, 2011 8:36 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Captcha requiring calculus
Replies: 32
Views: 5816

Re: Captcha requiring calculus

I loled when it popped d/dx(4) |x=0.
by achan1058
Sat Mar 12, 2011 2:52 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Captcha requiring calculus
Replies: 32
Views: 5816

Re: Captcha requiring calculus

Well, if you formulate the problem differently, then you might see where he's coming from. Would you consider a person to have an ideal education if they'd never read any Shakespeare? Screw Shakespeare, read Romance of the Three Kingdom instead. Seriously though, I do hold science and mathematics m...

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