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by Dason
Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:05 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games you can't remember the title of.
Replies: 1937
Views: 551254

Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

dinker wrote:I don't remember much of it. It was a maze game. Top-down, and I think the main character had yellow hair.... Played it in the nineties on my dad's computer. That's all, sorry :(

Still... please try to use the template.
by Dason
Sun Sep 30, 2012 3:19 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games you have programmed
Replies: 93
Views: 39325

Re: Games you have programmed

mmmCatSoup wrote:Watch (If you're too lazy to download Unity)

It's not laziness that is keeping me from downloading Unity...
by Dason
Sat Sep 22, 2012 5:11 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The worst film you've seen
Replies: 706
Views: 257471

Re: The worst film you've seen

Chris Tucker != Chris Rock
by Dason
Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:36 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2641
Views: 542772

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Not necessarily. You may recall a similar deal was available for much, much less from GamersGate and Impulse in the past. http://forums.xkcd.com/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=50226&p=2909622 So sad that I missed that. Also this is the direct link to the post: http://forums.xkcd.com/viewtopic.php?f=2...
by Dason
Tue Sep 11, 2012 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]
Replies: 2356
Views: 435745

Re: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]

Max™ wrote:I like the contrast of the purple on that flower, but why 10.04.4 still?

I'm not the one you asked but... why not? 10.04 came out after Windows 7. It's still fairly new (in terms of OSs) and has full support until April.
by Dason
Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3491559

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

The hard drive on my macbook failed today. Damn.
by Dason
Sat Aug 18, 2012 8:29 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: What would you do with an infinitely fast computer?
Replies: 818
Views: 225197

Re: What would you do with an infinitely fast computer?

Pingouin7 wrote:With an infinitely fast computer, one could brute-force any password instantly.
Just sayan.

No you couldn't. What are you going to do about simple systems where you're blocked out for a period of time after x number of incorrect guesses? Just sayan.
by Dason
Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:00 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Dark Knight Rises
Replies: 245
Views: 39869

Re: Dark Knight Rises

Something I'm not entirely sure about: If you're trying to minimize the damage from the bomb, wouldn't dropping it in the water help more than just flying away really fast? Or is nuking Aquaman a bad thing? They had said the blast radius was something like 6 or 12 miles. I'm pretty sure 6. So he ha...
by Dason
Thu Aug 09, 2012 3:20 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Does anyone use the Vim HJKL cursor keys?
Replies: 77
Views: 108700

Re: Does anyone use the Vim HJKL cursor keys?

The thing you have to remember about keyboard layouts from decades ago is that they actually made sense. Ctrl-h for backspace? Maybe it's because I've only been using keyboards for a bit over a decade now, but that doesn't seem 'sensible'. http://www.catonmat.net/blog/why-vim-uses-hjkl-as-arrow-key...
by Dason
Thu Aug 09, 2012 3:39 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I think I have a learning disability of some kind
Replies: 14
Views: 3875

Re: I think I have a learning disability of some kind

What is your math background?
by Dason
Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90204
Views: 9119682

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

You could probably just ask around here - I'm sure some people have an extra copy or two they could gift to you.
by Dason
Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15144
Views: 2631659

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Yes yes, it's just a joke, calm down, getting mad or white-knighting a hypothetical offended female over a Bieber joke is a bit ridiculous, isn't it? No. In this community the person that you claim is "hypothetical" actually exists whether or not you like it. Hell, in most communities tha...
by Dason
Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90204
Views: 9119682

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you
by Dason
Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:05 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Using Programming in Everyday Life
Replies: 24
Views: 14132

Re: Using Programming in Everyday Life

As for the example I offered, μ = 10.02042, σ² = 8.15534. I have only tried this, not proved it to be correct, so if someone wants to verify my numbers...? I ran a simulation using 1000000 trials and ended up with a mean of 10.02039 and a variance of 8.169094 so it seems like our results are compar...
by Dason
Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:13 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Using Programming in Everyday Life
Replies: 24
Views: 14132

Re: Using Programming in Everyday Life

For simple probability questions, like Xanthir mentioned, it's easier to get the distributions from the computer than to work them out by hand. Eh - depends on what we're talking about and how comfortable you are with math. Oh, I'm pretty comfortable with the math but... how about an example? Roll ...
by Dason
Thu Jul 19, 2012 1:27 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Linux vs Windows vs Mac
Replies: 276
Views: 128930

Re: Linux vs Windows vs Mac

That still doesn't make it ironic for a mac user to call a computer a tool.
by Dason
Thu Jul 19, 2012 1:24 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Using Programming in Everyday Life
Replies: 24
Views: 14132

Re: Using Programming in Everyday Life

Ben-oni wrote:For simple probability questions, like Xanthir mentioned, it's easier to get the distributions from the computer than to work them out by hand.

Eh - depends on what we're talking about and how comfortable you are with math.
by Dason
Thu Jul 19, 2012 1:23 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Linux vs Windows vs Mac
Replies: 276
Views: 128930

Re: Linux vs Windows vs Mac

Max™ wrote:Is it ironic for a mac user to call a computer a tool rather than a goal?

No
by Dason
Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:38 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: The Red Spider Project
Replies: 246
Views: 185318

Re: The Red Spider Project

@ BRNMan: today I noticed you already cloned the project more than a week ago. My apologies for my previous post! How's the hacking coming along? Yeah, I cloned it, but I haven't quite learned how to use github yet so I don't know exactly what I did! But I'll work on it. I'm trying to add some feat...
by Dason
Tue Jul 17, 2012 3:38 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: "Oh no! We forgot how to say... math... stuff!"
Replies: 294
Views: 91818

Re: "Oh no! We forgot how to say... math... stuff!"

Adopt the convention of only writing down expressions that are equal to zero (if you want to mention some other expression then you can put it in quote marks). Then redefine "=" as a very low precedence subtraction sign. Then we could just write e i pi +1, for example. Moving stuff from o...
by Dason
Mon Jul 16, 2012 2:27 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Democrats vs. Republicans - Water Slide Forum
Replies: 1
Views: 5482

Re: Democrats vs. Republicans - Water Slide Forum

Postin' illegally.

I'm disappointed that you didn't follow your own rules in the first post...
by Dason
Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:44 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Linux vs Windows vs Mac
Replies: 276
Views: 128930

Re: Linux vs Windows vs Mac

Arariel wrote:I smile and shake my head at the poor fools who buy second monitors for their Windows workstations. :D

... I don't quite get it. A second monitor is amazing. What exactly are you trying to imply is wrong with this situation?
by Dason
Mon Jul 09, 2012 3:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90204
Views: 9119682

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Did you edit that sometime in the hour before the reply? I definitely read "kerning" when I first saw that. I read "kerning" as well. But I think that's just because it's what we expected to read. After reading it I said - man, there is some awful kerning here. Then I realized w...
by Dason
Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15144
Views: 2631659

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Apparently San Diego's 18 minute fireworks show was condensed to about 15 seconds. I would have loved to have been there.

Amazing
by Dason
Sat Jun 30, 2012 8:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8668
Views: 1802925

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

You're looking for the cube roots of i?

-i
-sqrt(3/4) + i/2
sqrt(3/4) + i/2

If you take any of those to the third power you get i.
by Dason
Tue Jun 26, 2012 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding for science
Replies: 13
Views: 3502

Re: Coding for science

ycc1988 wrote:The MATLAB licensing at my university is horrible. The version they have for us is from 2004, 5 full years older than my student version, and doesn't even come with the Statistics toolbox. No arrayfun or assert or tinv to calculate confidence intervals with.

Sounds like you should give R a try!
by Dason
Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:34 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Math: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 434
Views: 152442

Re: Math: Fleeting Thoughts

I love that the sampling distribution of the sample mean for independent and identically distributed standard Cauchy random variables is itself distributed as a standard Cauchy.
by Dason
Sat Jun 23, 2012 1:18 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9979
Views: 1980632

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Maybe it's just too early but under what condition does your "default_behaviour" actually run in that code? It looks like the only way to exit the loop is to meet the special condition and that kicks you past the default_behavior. Or am I being entirely too thick right now?
by Dason
Sat Jun 23, 2012 4:54 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Futuroomba!
Replies: 499
Views: 131096

Re: Futuroomba!

I care! I'm not too sure what I thought of the two episodes for the season opener. I kind of liked the one where Bender had a kid but not as much as I normally enjoy Futurama episodes and the other one was just 'meh' to me. Then again I didn't really like most of the last season the first time I wat...
by Dason
Thu Jun 21, 2012 3:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread
Replies: 1141
Views: 196187

Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread

I hate riddles with dozens or hundreds of answers that all adequately answer the riddle, but with only one "right" answer. I mean, of all the things that could break when falling off a wall and that are difficult to put back together, how in the world is anyone supposed to guess that it's...
by Dason
Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:07 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Math Books
Replies: 379
Views: 274262

Re: Math Books

Are you starting a graduate program in stats soon? If so what school? I don't have anything quite like that but some programs are more applied, some much more theoretical - and a recommendation can depend on the type of program.
by Dason
Sun Jun 03, 2012 5:52 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Probability of a simple card game.
Replies: 7
Views: 1817

Re: Probability of a simple card game.

I agree with jestingrabbit. I don't see any additional information that you could gain from flipping a card that would give you any information about which card in the next row you should choose.
by Dason
Sat May 26, 2012 4:03 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The worst film you've seen
Replies: 706
Views: 257471

Re: The worst film you've seen

A tie between Eragon and Meet the Spartans. Both movies are older because these days, I have enough good sense to avoid that kind of crud. .... I do not think that means what you think it means. You need at least two decades between now and it's release before you can call a film "older"....
by Dason
Fri May 25, 2012 6:49 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Degrees of freedom
Replies: 9
Views: 1710

Re: Degrees of freedom

Can you give a sample of the data? It might be possible to use more traditional methods if the data is well behaved enough but it sounds like you might have quite a few 0s? That could cause some issues.
by Dason
Fri May 25, 2012 3:14 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Degrees of freedom
Replies: 9
Views: 1710

Re: Degrees of freedom

It sounds to me a like your data is going to be distributed according to the geometric distribution . The question then seems to be whether the data is best explained by assuming the number of misses caused by large and small targets are distributed identically, or if it's better to use a model whi...
by Dason
Fri May 25, 2012 3:56 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Degrees of freedom
Replies: 9
Views: 1710

Re: Degrees of freedom

Maybe you should describe what you actually have more. But I still don't think a simple t-test is going to work since you have repeated observations on each of the 10 subjects. There might be a way to view this in a t-test type framework but it might be a stretch and it doesn't sound like the best w...
by Dason
Fri May 25, 2012 3:01 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Degrees of freedom
Replies: 9
Views: 1710

Re: Degrees of freedom

A t-test probably isn't appropriate for this situation. Also I'm guessing you want to test if the proportion of misses is different for the two sizes since the number of misses if influence by the number of times the participants tried to hit each size and this isn't equal for both sizes. It might b...
by Dason
Thu May 24, 2012 4:55 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Was I too harsh?
Replies: 167
Views: 42871

Re: Was I too harsh?

Ben-oni wrote:"Does not code sufficiently well for our needs" is the same as "Does not code sufficiently well for anyone's needs"

I don't agree that those are the same
by Dason
Thu May 24, 2012 12:36 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9979
Views: 1980632

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

You have an opportunity for one helluva necro: viewtopic.php?f=11&t=11935&start=560

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