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by kevmus
Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:34 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Green Glass Door
Replies: 104
Views: 21669

Re: The Green Glass Door

So... Anyone want to make a new rule? Make it harder this time.
by kevmus
Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:30 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Nomic 6.0
Replies: 1407
Views: 100166

Re: Nomic 6.0

I do think it's fairly obvious that skellious was joking with the whole king stuff. And for the future... Suggestion: Retract When a player makes a suggestion, he may retract it only if it currently has 0 votes by saying, in bold, the word Retract followed by the name of his/her suggestion. If a sug...
by kevmus
Fri Feb 12, 2010 1:16 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The amazing thread that moves backwards!
Replies: 246
Views: 35627

Re: The amazing thread that moves backwards!

Have you guys ever made any senior pranks?

I have like, 500 pounds of jello I can use, and need ideas.
by kevmus
Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:52 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: What is in Your Clipboard?
Replies: 3692
Views: 635519

Re: What is in Your Clipboard?

TRUE! nervous, very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am; but why WILL you say that I am mad? The disease had sharpened my senses, not destroyed, not dulled them. Above all was the sense of hearing acute. I heard all things in the heaven and in the earth. I heard many things in hell. How then...
by kevmus
Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:47 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Nomic 6.0
Replies: 1407
Views: 100166

Re: Nomic 6.0

Vote Yea on Bribes.

Suggestion: The powerless king
Skellious is king. If the king wishes to give his position away, he may do so by posting the words "I crown" followed by a person's name. The king has no powers or abilities that a regular player lacks, but merely a fancy title.
by kevmus
Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:17 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Green Glass Door
Replies: 104
Views: 21669

Re: The Green Glass Door

Just in case it's double consonants:

'Teenager'

If that goes through, it's double letters, otherwise double consonants.
by kevmus
Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:14 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Nomic 6.0
Replies: 1407
Views: 100166

Re: Nomic 6.0

Alright. I read some past nomics and I've seen how She shakes things up, good job! In my (unofficial, nonlegalese, worthless) point of view, the rules don't state that there is only one president, so I'd say that now both of you are president. You could also state that neither is president and end u...
by kevmus
Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Has anyone tried the 28 hour day?
Replies: 51
Views: 58766

Re: Has anyone tried the 28 hour day?

It could work. Heck, I've spent just spent a week sleeping 3 or less hours a night, and didn't get much crazier than I normally am, so I don't see how it could hurt much. TRUE! nervous, very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am; but why WILL you say that I am mad? The disease had sharpened my ...
by kevmus
Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:46 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Guess The Next Poster
Replies: 23751
Views: 1894221

Re: Guess The Next Poster

Nopes.

Mishrak?
by kevmus
Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:44 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Nomic 6.0
Replies: 1407
Views: 100166

Re: Nomic 6.0

I'm going to chastise many of you now. You are not thinking ahead. You are only thinking of what the current set of rules allow and possibly the addition of a new suggestion. As if that were the final rule set. The game is about the rules and how they change. Any assumption about a stagnate rules s...
by kevmus
Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:02 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Nomic 6.0
Replies: 1407
Views: 100166

Re: Nomic 6.0

Yeah, I think that making the president unable to win is just gonna result in the president ignoring the game. Vote Nay on Dictators never win I also think that the island gives way too many point bonuses and another danger: If there's any way to move other players around (pushing was suggested), th...
by kevmus
Thu Feb 11, 2010 1:42 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Nomic 6.0
Replies: 1407
Views: 100166

Re: Nomic 6.0

Suggestion: Dictatorless When a president makes a vote, any player may challenge it by posting "Democratic Challenge" immediately before a quote of the challenged ruling. Players may then vote "Fair" or "Unfair" ruling. If more than two thirds of voters agree that the ...
by kevmus
Thu Feb 11, 2010 1:36 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Nomic 6.0
Replies: 1407
Views: 100166

Re: Nomic 6.0

I think this is worth a double post, because I see a risk: if the president wins in an unfair way, he or she can rule in favor of the 'exploit'. To combat this: Suggestion: Dictatorless When a president makes a vote, any player may challenge it by posting "Democratic Challenge" immediately...
by kevmus
Thu Feb 11, 2010 1:17 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Nomic 6.0
Replies: 1407
Views: 100166

Re: Nomic 6.0

Hi everyone! Suggestion: The Numbers Game A player who has not lost the numbers game may state whether or not they are playing the numbers game at any time by posting "I am playing the numbers game" or "I am not playing the numbers game" Each player who joins the numbers game mus...
by kevmus
Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:47 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Green Glass Door
Replies: 104
Views: 21669

Re: The Green Glass Door

'addition'
by kevmus
Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:47 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Survivalism [quest thread]
Replies: 9
Views: 1391

Re: Survivalism [quest thread]

Open the door leading out.


If you can't open it because it's locked, shoot it with a gun until the glass breaks.

Exit house.
by kevmus
Sun Feb 07, 2010 5:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Just a thought....
Replies: 13
Views: 2519

Re: Just a thought....

Now to try to figure out how many 'pixels' in an 8.5x11 paper.. If we use TEAM 0.5: TEAM 0.5, the world's most powerful transmission electron microscope — capable of producing images with half‑angstrom resolution (half a ten-billionth of a meter), less than the diameter of a single hydrogen atom — h...
by kevmus
Sun Feb 07, 2010 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Am I nuts?
Replies: 7
Views: 1957

Re: Am I nuts?

No, you're not nuts. Lots of people switch majors in college. It's a pretty huge choice you're making - what do you want to study for the next 4 years and do until you retire or go back to school. Many people (44 to 50 percent, according to a quick google ) switch majors before graduating. Go ahead ...
by kevmus
Fri Feb 05, 2010 5:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0698: "You Hang Up First"
Replies: 61
Views: 15032

Re: "You Hang Up First" Discussion

Starts off funny, then gets slightly depressing, then funny again!
by kevmus
Wed Jan 27, 2010 4:59 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: what am I in USA?
Replies: 7
Views: 1747

Re: what am I in USA?

freshman = first year of high school or college softmore = second year of high school or college junior = third year of high school or college senior = fourth(usually final) of high school or college Assosiates degree = 2 years in college Bachelors degree = 4 years of college Masters = another 2 ye...
by kevmus
Wed Jan 27, 2010 4:41 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Paper!
Replies: 25
Views: 3959

Re: Paper!

My handwriting is gas-like (it expands to fit the area it is in), so if I use wideruled it ends up looking like a 3rd grader's homework. With college ruled, I can bump that up to about a 5th grader's homework.
by kevmus
Wed Jan 27, 2010 4:23 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Everyday randomness
Replies: 85
Views: 9568

Re: Everyday randomness

Don't just use pi. If you're going to use constants, pick your favorite numbers and add several constants together, and mess it up with math. The 3rd root of (17Pi-13(Golden Ratio)+5e), for a quick example. Just come up with some known constants, and mash them together with a computer. How to use a ...
by kevmus
Wed Jan 20, 2010 6:16 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Summer Programs for High Schoolers?
Replies: 3
Views: 762

Re: Summer Programs for High Schoolers?

1000 applicants, 70 came to the program So it's technically harder to get into than MIT itself. However, they don't want the very best kids - those don't need MITES. They don't want you to have a 2400. I think the highest SAT there was around 2300 actually - my roommate. They want you to be able to ...
by kevmus
Tue Jan 19, 2010 12:08 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Summer Programs for High Schoolers?
Replies: 3
Views: 762

Re: Summer Programs for High Schoolers?

If you're a minority who wants the most grueling, incredible 6 weeks of his life: MITES is awesome (I went last summer. It rocks.) If your scientific research is published (or you think you can get some ready to publish in 5 weeks or so), RSI is for you. If you like the liberal arts, TASP is awesome...
by kevmus
Mon Nov 23, 2009 4:43 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Either I'm crazy or 1 is infinitely close to 0
Replies: 18
Views: 4442

Re: Either I'm crazy or 1 is infinitely close to 0

Couldn't they still be infinitely close depending on how you define close? I mean, compared to the distance between, say, 0 and infinity, 1 is pretty close to 0.
by kevmus
Wed Nov 04, 2009 11:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What would the future find interesting about us?
Replies: 36
Views: 3406

Re: What would the future find interesting about us?

This box travels instantaneously from our time to theirs, right? Whatever we send, they'll figure it's a hoax because it's not old enough. Well, what I really meant by "send a box to the future" is "dig a deep hole and put a sign on it that says 'Merry xmas, do not unwrap until Decem...
by kevmus
Tue Nov 03, 2009 5:41 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What would the future find interesting about us?
Replies: 36
Views: 3406

What would the future find interesting about us?

Assume that you can send a box to the future* containing as much information about us as you can fit inside, while still being possible to imagine (a hundred thousand pages is fine, but please don't print out wikipedia), what would you put inside it? What would the future find interesting about us? ...
by kevmus
Tue Nov 03, 2009 4:01 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Is Pi Infinitely Long?
Replies: 57
Views: 5768

Re: Is Pi Infinitely Long?

If he's into line segments, show him a right isoceles triangle with two sides measuring one. The other side must measure sqrt(2) by pythagoras It's a line so it's gotta end somewhere, right? Then show him the proof that sqrt(2) is irrational (which should be at his level) 1- Assume sqrt(2) i...
by kevmus
Tue Sep 08, 2009 10:58 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 7742
Views: 778006

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Curry- nope

Can you find a book that has a copyright/publishing date from before 1923? (it's officially in the public domain if you can)
by kevmus
Mon Sep 07, 2009 1:49 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Omegle Bingo
Replies: 40
Views: 6531

Re: Omegle Bingo

My attempts at winning with "a yellow submarine" You: how does that beatles song go... "we all live in..." Stranger: A communist country? You: how does that beatles song go... "we all live in..." Stranger: brazil You: how does that beatles song go... "we all live i...
by kevmus
Sun Aug 30, 2009 2:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Movie night.
Replies: 511
Views: 78035

Re: Movie night, anyone? Nominations

I agree totally with Amelie.
by kevmus
Sun Aug 30, 2009 2:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Political Orientation
Replies: 105
Views: 8756

Re: Political Orientation

I don't know the official name for where I stand. My stances: -Pro-Choice in Abortion, though the parents should be told about the possibilities for adoption, I do not want any children growing up with parents that hate them. -I like what I've heard about France's marriage system: All marriage is ci...
by kevmus
Wed Aug 26, 2009 12:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0628: "Psychic"
Replies: 186
Views: 49178

Re: "Psychic" Discussion

beat out by no u and others, but posted anyways for more explanation. ↓ tl;dr ↓ My first thought on this comic was that Randall made a mathematical error, then I went through the problem again. The first time I read the comic I saw the probability as 0.01%. I assumed you're also guessing a random nu...
by kevmus
Thu Aug 13, 2009 1:17 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Your Schedule
Replies: 655
Views: 164762

Re: Your Schedule

My schedule for highschool senior year: 1- AP Chemistry 2- AP Literature and Composition 3- Differential Equations and Linear Algebra (Distance learning from a local community college) 4- French 4 5- Lunch 6- Investigating History and Young Adult Novels (actually still undecided about these, might g...
by kevmus
Wed Jun 10, 2009 10:38 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: xkcd hosts porn? (keep thread SFW)
Replies: 9
Views: 5736

Re: xkcd hosts porn? (keep thread SFW)

Somehow I fear we've stumbled onto Randall's Secret Stash... Nah, no raptors, it can't be XKCD's. The main host page seems to be static and from a random search on a dictionary. Right now it won't change from Mangroves softeners mishap! The NSFW page does say Index of Pictures This is an automatic a...
by kevmus
Wed Jun 10, 2009 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Storm - A weather based puzzle game
Replies: 18
Views: 5115

Re: Storm - A weather based puzzle game

5. You may want to also include an alternate way of moving the viewing area. Though I haven't tried it in fullscreen mode, I was busy mashing the arrow keys, then wasd, then keys at random trying to get the screen to move until I finally, accidentally moved the screen via clicking on a background w...
by kevmus
Wed Jun 10, 2009 7:16 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: How difficult is it to get into MIT?
Replies: 32
Views: 5413

Re: How difficult is it to get into MIT?

I am entering grade 11, so I am finishing up grade 10 right now. Also, I don't know if Canada writes SATs O.o In fact, not once have I ever been told about SATs during my education. It is only hearing about American schools that I have heard them be referenced. Hmm... would I still count as an inte...
by kevmus
Wed Jun 10, 2009 7:58 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: SAT Scores
Replies: 241
Views: 37819

Re: SAT Scores

I got a 2200 overall.

760 Math
750 Reading
690 Writing
Essay: 10/12


I decided that was good enough for me so I'm not taking it again.
by kevmus
Wed Jun 10, 2009 7:45 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: How difficult is it to get into MIT?
Replies: 32
Views: 5413

Re: How difficult is it to get into MIT?

Warning: monster sized post follows. I'm not in MIT, but I have done some googling of admissions related stuff for a while now. The MIT admissions stats page might help you. (I can't post a link yet because I'm under five posts, but just google "MIT admissions stats" if interested, it's th...
by kevmus
Wed Jun 10, 2009 4:14 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2411856

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

I'm such a rebel that this is my second post. Hi everyone. I'm a schoolnerd by day and a computergeek by night. I like math, science and programming. I currently go to highschool. This summer I'm actually going to the MIT Minority Introduction to Technology Engineering and Science summer program, so...

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