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by big boss
Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:29 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What textbooks would you recommend in the following courses?
Replies: 42
Views: 7165

Re: What textbooks would you recommend in the following cour

Kirby wrote:
doogly wrote:Introductory College Physics
Tipler is not awful. Most everything is.


I second Tipler.


Really? I used Tipler my freshman year and I thought the book was terrible...
by big boss
Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Possible Earth 2.0 Discovered: Another Planet To Fuck Up
Replies: 26
Views: 4124

Re: Possible Earth 2.0 Discovered: Another Planet To Fuck Up

We could use this to up our power levels and reach super saiyan faster...
by big boss
Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:07 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dota 2 : Dota Harder
Replies: 339
Views: 116351

Re: Dota 2 Beta

Any competitive game EVER has strategy involved, but I feel the genre leans more towards the FPS side where having what we LoL'ers like to call good mechanics (reflex, precision) will get you much further than good strategy, as opposed to a game like Starcraft which is the opposite. Given the level...
by big boss
Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:57 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What textbooks would you recommend in the following courses?
Replies: 42
Views: 7165

Re: What textbooks would you recommend in the following cour

I would suggest griffiths books for E&M and for quantum mechanics if your looking for an upper level undergraduate understanding.
by big boss
Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:56 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Really BIG Black Hole discovered.
Replies: 47
Views: 7244

Re: Really BIG Black Hole discovered.

When you form a horizon, the singularity (i.e. center) is inexorably in the future for any body within the horizon, and nothing inside can get out. The collapse could take an arbitrarily long time, though. Remarks like this have been made before in this thread. Just to clear some stuff up though: Y...
by big boss
Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:38 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Voyager 1 Reaches New Region of Space
Replies: 44
Views: 9192

Re: Voyager 1 Reaches New Region of Space

If you consider the edge of the solar system the oort cloud, thats a fourth of the way to Proxima Centauri which is ~ 1 light year away, but since, as someone pointed out, voyager is traveling in the other direction the distance might be a bit further. Wouldn't the edge of the oort cloud be closer ...
by big boss
Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:36 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Belgium might get a government
Replies: 27
Views: 3985

Re: Belgium might get a government

Zamfir wrote:What do you mean?


AFAIK Belgium had the highest GDP growth rate in the Eurozone without a government and his implication being that the growth will stop due to government bureaucracy and such.
by big boss
Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:31 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Voyager 1 Reaches New Region of Space
Replies: 44
Views: 9192

Re: Voyager 1 Reaches New Region of Space

If you consider the edge of the solar system the oort cloud, thats a fourth of the way to Proxima Centauri which is ~ 1 light year away, but since, as someone pointed out, voyager is traveling in the other direction the distance might be a bit further. Wouldn't the edge of the oort cloud be closer ...
by big boss
Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:23 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Possible Earth 2.0 Discovered: Another Planet To Fuck Up
Replies: 26
Views: 4124

Re: Possible Earth 2.0 Discovered: Another Planet To Fuck Up

If its density is that much less to make its gravity similar to Earth's I can't understand this being an Earth like planet because they geophyiscal structure of the planet would be completely different wouldn't it?
by big boss
Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:21 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Filesharing legal for personal use, guess the country
Replies: 211
Views: 16958

Re: Filesharing legal for personal use, guess the country

I’ll get things rolling with the possible law being to have all non-commercial use of an intellectual item considered “fair use”, and a 40 year term of exclusivity for commercial use. Doesn't this destroy a lot of potential revenue for movies and music? Doesn't alot of the revenue come from purchas...
by big boss
Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:09 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Voyager 1 Reaches New Region of Space
Replies: 44
Views: 9192

Re: Voyager 1 Reaches New Region of Space

If you consider the edge of the solar system the oort cloud, thats a fourth of the way to Proxima Centauri which is ~ 1 light year away, but since, as someone pointed out, voyager is traveling in the other direction the distance might be a bit further closer.


edit: fixed an error
by big boss
Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:49 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Filesharing legal for personal use, guess the country
Replies: 211
Views: 16958

Re: Filesharing legal for personal use, guess the country

I’ll get things rolling with the possible law being to have all non-commercial use of an intellectual item considered “fair use”, and a 40 year term of exclusivity for commercial use. Doesn't this destroy a lot of potential revenue for movies and music? Doesn't alot of the revenue come from purchas...
by big boss
Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:39 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Nathan Fillion's New Series: Castle
Replies: 320
Views: 142961

Re: Nathan Fillion's New Series: Castle

So the latest episode was one of the best of the series I think, it was completely different than anything else. That episode hinted at Castle and Becket's relationship more so than in any other previous episode, and then there are all the sexual innuendos with the handcuffs and sex positions. ...
by big boss
Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:24 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Nathan Fillion's New Series: Castle
Replies: 320
Views: 142961

Re: Nathan Fillion's New Series: Castle

So the latest episode was one of the best of the series I think, it was completely different than anything else. That episode hinted at Castle and Becket's relationship more so than in any other previous episode, and then there are all the sexual innuendos with the handcuffs and sex positions. I...
by big boss
Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:34 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Filesharing legal for personal use, guess the country
Replies: 211
Views: 16958

Re: Filesharing legal for personal use, guess the country

It's trivial to assume that at least one copy of software/music/tv would have been bought by someone somewhere had they not been able to pirate it. So piracy means lost sales. However, if we are going to simply state the obvious, at least one copy of software/music/tv has been bought by someone som...
by big boss
Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:01 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Think About The Children Watch: Teacher Writes Erotic Novels
Replies: 136
Views: 17128

Re: Think About The Children Watch: Teacher Writes Erotic No

I was under the impression from the article that the school was more concerned with stuff like "how to perform oral sex that will amaze your partner" rather than "how to avoid pregnancies and STDs"
by big boss
Mon Dec 05, 2011 3:42 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Think About The Children Watch: Teacher Writes Erotic Novels
Replies: 136
Views: 17128

Re: Think About The Children Watch: Teacher Writes Erotic No

Lucrece wrote:I propose sex university, obviously.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2 ... education/


Disregarding your sarcasm, you should be able to learn everything you need to know about sex from your partner I'd think.
by big boss
Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:24 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Think About The Children Watch: Teacher Writes Erotic Novels
Replies: 136
Views: 17128

Re: Think About The Children Watch: Teacher Writes Erotic No

With the possibility of pregnancy and std, teen sex is undeniably risky, and therefore bad for your kids. It's also not unreasonable to assume that someone who is so interested in sex that they wrote novels about it might influence your children toward teen sex, and therefore might not be such a go...
by big boss
Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: AMD no longer competing with Intel
Replies: 47
Views: 11537

Re: AMD no longer competing with Intel

I'm now looking for games that do stuff other than futilely try and push towards photorealism, and all the exciting advancement in computing is being done in software these days. Exactly, I've been okay with the graphics level of games since, let's see, Half-Life--and Half-Life 2 was about as much ...
by big boss
Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:56 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dota 2 : Dota Harder
Replies: 339
Views: 116351

Re: Dota 2 Beta

I don't know if valve has said anything about this , but I think they are trying to reach out to people who might not have ever played a moba before with dota2 so they have a larger audience and thats why they are giving out beta keys to people with little experience with this type of game.
by big boss
Sun Dec 04, 2011 12:29 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Hugh Laurie:A Real American Doctor FROM AMERICA (House M.D.)
Replies: 711
Views: 109970

Re: Hugh Laurie:A Real American Doctor FROM AMERICA (House M

Spoiler:
I can't believe Wilson believed House when he said it wasn't a real gun without 1st bothering to actually inspect the gun more, come on its House...
by big boss
Sun Dec 04, 2011 12:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Christmas: What did you get?
Replies: 144
Views: 23780

Re: Christmas: What did you get?

This might make me a bad bf idk but I have gone to build a bear before multiple times for different gf's over the years and made a bear and then put some kinda of necklace/coach coin purse thing on the actually bear (i've reused gift ideas don't kill me!) and each time all the girls I know (and most...
by big boss
Sun Dec 04, 2011 10:50 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)
Replies: 2120
Views: 431749

Re: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)

Wizards has a "first game kit", that includes pregen characters, a basic plot, and an adventure on their website. It even includes an early encounter that will so kill the entire party unless they run away, play really well, or get lucky. :) ok thanks i'll look into it. On a side note rea...
by big boss
Sun Dec 04, 2011 10:30 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dota 2 : Dota Harder
Replies: 339
Views: 116351

Re: Dota 2 Beta

So i finally got my beta keys and just played some games tonight. First Impressions: 1. The game still needs ALOT of work 2. The game just seems slower than other games such as HoN and LoL (the movement speeds, cast animations, and attack speed seem slow. kinda like how in the original SC you could...
by big boss
Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:54 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)
Replies: 2120
Views: 431749

Re: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)

So me and my friends are thinking of playing our first game of DnD ever, but we have no clue where to begin. We have been looking around at rules and games but not sure what would be the best for 1st time player. Any suggestions?
by big boss
Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: AMD no longer competing with Intel
Replies: 47
Views: 11537

Re: AMD no longer competing with Intel

How big is the market for high end computers for business, industry, and home user who want high end cpu's (like gamers ) compared to the market for I guess the "normal" or "standard" home user in terms of money and number of consumers?
by big boss
Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:43 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Bacon Workshop
Replies: 2768
Views: 584189

Re: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Dual Wield Bacon

So I just started and I'm currently level 5. I'm rolling a pure destro mage and continuously run out of mana and need to switch to a sword. Now I dont plan on upgrading any of physical abilities at all and I'm wondering if I'll ever get enough mana/powerful enough spells so I dont need to use a swor...
by big boss
Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:25 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dota 2 : Dota Harder
Replies: 339
Views: 116351

Re: Dota 2 Beta

So i finally got my beta keys and just played some games tonight. First Impressions: 1. The game still needs ALOT of work 2. The game just seems slower than other games such as HoN and LoL (the movement speeds, cast animations, and attack speed seem slow. kinda like how in the original SC you could ...
by big boss
Thu Dec 01, 2011 4:04 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Carrier IQ's hidden app on phones logs keystrokes
Replies: 35
Views: 6780

Re: Carrier IQ's hidden app on phones logs keystrokes

Here's a rather decent explanation of what CarrierIQ does. And yes, while having a custom ROM avoids this problem entirely, I don't think it's fair to expect most users to know how to root their phone and install custom firmware. While it might not be fair, I would hardly call it difficult, all you...
by big boss
Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:19 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What is your best thanksgiving related story?
Replies: 8
Views: 2312

Re: What is your best thanksgiving related story?

I slept the entire day because the day before, black wednesday, is a much bigger deal for myself :)
by big boss
Fri Nov 25, 2011 1:14 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bad Sex in Literature Award
Replies: 62
Views: 16870

Re: Bad Sex in Literature Award

So I had to read some excerpts from these books after reading this and this was my favorite:

Dead Europe by Christos Tsiolkas: “My tongue furiously worked the craters.”
by big boss
Tue Nov 22, 2011 4:56 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Alcohol -> better person?
Replies: 18
Views: 3990

Re: Alcohol -> better person?

Alcohol gets rid of my inhibitions to dance at clubs (I just think I look like an idiot when I dance) and the only time I feel a slight urge that i need to drink is when I know I'm going to a place with a dance floor where there is a good chance some guy/girl will try to grind on you at some point d...
by big boss
Tue Nov 22, 2011 3:04 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Battlefield 3
Replies: 360
Views: 50968

Re: Battlefield 3

by big boss
Sat Nov 19, 2011 10:38 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 2188
Views: 391453

Re: Diablo III

WarDaft wrote:That's certainly understandable. I think what you're looking for is more grim than gritty. I haven't seen enough of the footage to comment on that though.


And... nope, still not in the beta. =/


yes grim might be the adjective i was looking for.
by big boss
Sat Nov 19, 2011 2:51 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What are some fun things to do to "fill-up" time in class?
Replies: 11
Views: 5685

Re: What are some fun things to do to "fill-up" time in clas

I came to this thread because I though it was about how students do anything but take notes in class (like check facebook, or sporcle)... Not what teachers do to fill up class time. LAME :D
by big boss
Sat Nov 19, 2011 1:20 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Airlines Blackmail Passengers En Route for Extra Cash
Replies: 42
Views: 8176

Re: Airlines Blackmail Passengers En Route for Extra Cash

I don't understand how the plane was allowed to takeoff even. If a business can't uphold its promises with 99% certainty it has no right to offer such promises. Its a shame no one holds the business people who make this idiotic decisions responsible when stupid shit like this happens.
by big boss
Sat Nov 19, 2011 1:10 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Battlefield 3
Replies: 360
Views: 50968

Re: Battlefield 3

Sorry, I didn't link that all together. With the exception of the "tech support" and "guides about the game" sections, every game forum I've ever been to has been just a bunch of players calling each other out on shit that goes on in whatever game it is and being asshats in gene...
by big boss
Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0979: "Wisdom of the Ancients"
Replies: 219
Views: 87624

Re: 0979: "Wisdom of the Ancients"

The story of the internet right there.
by big boss
Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:17 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 2188
Views: 391453

Re: Diablo III

Okay, sure. But, you missed my point a bit. I'm saying they only looked gritty because of technical limitations, the art itself doesn't actually support anything else and... No, not getting into this argument again. I see what your saying, maybe gritty is the wrong term for what I am imagining. The...
by big boss
Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:08 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Battlefield 3
Replies: 360
Views: 50968

Re: Battlefield 3

I never have had that problem with the jets, but then again I also don't use them much because I can't figure out how to fly them properly. On an unrelated note, More EA bullshit. People have been getting banned from all their origin games from getting their accounts banned on the fucking forums , t...

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