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by Jorpho
Fri Apr 25, 2008 4:55 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Anyone here do microarray image analysis?
Replies: 10
Views: 1598

Re: Anyone here do microarray image analysis?

Velifer wrote:I tried some GPL software out to see if it was a better way to count trapped insects. It wasn't.


GemIdent, by any chance?
by Jorpho
Fri Apr 25, 2008 2:02 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Math Software
Replies: 143
Views: 152536

Re: Math Software

Qoppa wrote:What do people use to make math papers? I.e. what program lets you type pretty math equations?


I usually make do with the good ol' Microsoft Equation Editor (aka MathType), but you'll find no shortage of LaTeX devotees. (Bit of a learning curve to that one.)
by Jorpho
Thu Apr 24, 2008 9:07 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Anyone here do microarray image analysis?
Replies: 10
Views: 1598

Anyone here do microarray image analysis?

I am presently tasked with the search for a good microarray image analysis program. There seems to be no shortage of these, both free/open source and horribly expensive, and the fundamental task itself is not necessarily beyond my programming abilities. Faced with so many options, I thought I'd ask ...
by Jorpho
Wed Apr 23, 2008 2:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Windows -> Linux migration rant.
Replies: 20
Views: 2558

Re: Windows -> Linux migration rant.

My "favorite" Linux story comes from when I tried to install Radeon drivers under Fedora Core a few years ago. The installer (from the Livna repository) very politely edited my xorg.conf to load up the ATI driver... and completely ignored the fact that said xorg.conf specified a color dept...
by Jorpho
Wed Apr 23, 2008 3:56 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Disposing of books!
Replies: 45
Views: 7108

Re: Disposing of books!

Heh. The local university library dumps huge quantities of old books into the recycling bins every now and then, even with the colossal multi-day annual book fair! (This is, of course, part of the reason why I now have too many books...)
by Jorpho
Tue Apr 22, 2008 10:26 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Tricking
Replies: 6
Views: 1368

Re: Tricking

Indeed, Googling for "parkour outtakes" brings up a couple of rather different videos.
by Jorpho
Tue Apr 22, 2008 8:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for a Particular D&D Webcomic
Replies: 15
Views: 2090

Re: Looking for a Particular D&D Webcomic

Aye, I've heard it's on DVD, but I've never had any clue as to where exactly it might be found.

How was Loose Shoes ?
by Jorpho
Tue Apr 22, 2008 7:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for a Particular D&D Webcomic
Replies: 15
Views: 2090

Re: Looking for a Particular D&D Webcomic

Huzzah, my curiosity is sated! (I'm glad I bumped this again.)

Much kudos to thee, Mr. Okita.
by Jorpho
Tue Apr 22, 2008 6:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for a Particular D&D Webcomic
Replies: 15
Views: 2090

Re: Looking for a Particular D&D Webcomic

No other takers? Guess I'll have to embark on that epic quest for knowledge over the Internets after all.
by Jorpho
Tue Apr 22, 2008 2:26 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Ben Stein vs. Darwin: The Movie
Replies: 165
Views: 15029

Re: Ben Stein vs. Darwin: The Movie

I used to think that what Michael Moore was doing was okay, since even if he did stretch things a little and put forth a somewhat atypical point of view (to mildly describe some of the frothing acusations made against him), his movies were entertaining. If nothing else, this movie makes me question ...
by Jorpho
Tue Apr 22, 2008 12:00 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Tricking
Replies: 6
Views: 1368

Re: Tricking

That looks like it takes a lot of training, or at least considerable flexibility to start with.
by Jorpho
Mon Apr 21, 2008 11:57 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic
Replies: 661
Views: 244988

Re: Things you remember reading -Merged: Searching for a...

Oops. I missed that. :oops:
by Jorpho
Mon Apr 21, 2008 11:46 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Hitting the gym two times a week--good for anything?
Replies: 25
Views: 3099

Re: Hitting the gym two times a week--good for anything?

Hasn't it been thoroughly established at this point that BMI isn't a particularly good measure of very much? You want results, start using freeweights and movements that use multiple muscles. Do your cardio directly after your weights too- if you do them before or later they will catabolise your mus...
by Jorpho
Mon Apr 21, 2008 11:19 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Dancing
Replies: 34
Views: 3759

Re: Dancing

Does Capoeira count? Much sweating, I recall. Also rather rough on the knee joints.

I rather suspect the classes I took might have been better if there was a little more static stretching involved, but considering it was already 4.5 hours per week, it's not like there was a lot of time for that.
by Jorpho
Mon Apr 21, 2008 1:46 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic
Replies: 661
Views: 244988

Re: Things you remember reading, but can't remeber the name of

Ok, this one's going to sound kind of weird... It was a science fiction story. Possibly a short story, or a choose your own adventure book. I don't remember. Humans are at war with some aliens, and a human pilot gets somehow (by other aliens?) put on a planet with the aliens who he's fighting. The ...
by Jorpho
Mon Apr 21, 2008 1:06 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic
Replies: 661
Views: 244988

Re: Looking for a book, was rather disturbing, forgot name.

CHeMnISTe BOY wrote:EDIT: It looks like it could be Give a Boy a Gun by Todd Strasser.


Ahh, Todd Strasser. I think he may have been the one to introduce me to explicit sex scenes in literature. 'Nuff said.
by Jorpho
Sun Apr 20, 2008 7:09 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: 'Judge' vs 'Adjudge'
Replies: 4
Views: 4444

Re: 'Judge' vs 'Adjudge'

I see. That's rather informative, thanks.

Do you have a particular source, or are you drawing on your own experience? (I had some difficulty finding the information myself, naturally.)
by Jorpho
Sun Apr 20, 2008 6:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for a Particular D&D Webcomic
Replies: 15
Views: 2090

Re: Looking for a Particular D&D Webcomic

Here we go. (See Spoiler tag in the first post.) All I have to do now is post this all over the Internet until someone recognizes it. ;)
by Jorpho
Fri Apr 18, 2008 3:38 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: 'Judge' vs 'Adjudge'
Replies: 4
Views: 4444

'Judge' vs 'Adjudge'

Riddle me this: what exactly is the difference between 'adjudge' and 'judge' ?

This came up recently and this forum was the first place that came to mind to broach the topic. (I didn't miss the "semi-random grammar query" thread, did I?)
by Jorpho
Thu Apr 17, 2008 3:03 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Reading PNG Comments (and other textual data)
Replies: 5
Views: 5451

Re: Reading PNG Comments (and other textual data)

At last! The correct answer was XnView.

Rather a splendid image viewer, that, but I think I'll keep using IrfanView when I can.
by Jorpho
Wed Apr 16, 2008 6:20 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Manga Thread of Pain
Replies: 161
Views: 90755

Re: Manga

I forgot to add that I've read most of the Akira manga, and it too is considerably superior to the movie in many respects. (No giant glowing teddy bear attacks, for instance.)
by Jorpho
Wed Apr 16, 2008 2:08 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for a Particular D&D Webcomic
Replies: 15
Views: 2090

Re: Looking for a Particular D&D Webcomic

I suppose if there's no alternative, I could bring in my camera. Maybe I was being a little too optimistic with my above description? (It wasn't this hard tracking down Cat and Girl! But then, that's Cat and Girl.)
by Jorpho
Tue Apr 15, 2008 9:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for a Particular D&D Webcomic
Replies: 15
Views: 2090

Re: Looking for a Particular D&D Webcomic

I rather prefer Who Will Be Eaten First? when it comes to Chick, myself. (That reminds me, I still have to watch Mazes & Monsters.)

Regardless, that's not what I'm looking for, nor is it OotS - though I do own the two prequel books. (Anybody try the board game?)
by Jorpho
Tue Apr 15, 2008 6:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for a Particular D&D Webcomic
Replies: 15
Views: 2090

Looking for a Particular D&D Webcomic

There are these two comic strips that have been posted in a gathering place that I regularly frequent. No one seems to know where they come from, nor is there any identifying information on them. For all I know they might have simply originated from a student newspaper. However, given that it is pos...
by Jorpho
Mon Apr 14, 2008 8:16 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Manga Thread of Pain
Replies: 161
Views: 90755

Re: Manga

I'd like to read the Cowboy Bebop manga someday, and Death Note, too. (It's got to have something going for it if China bans it!) And also this horror manga called "Drifting Classroom", simply because I started flipping through it when I was in Japan a few years ago. But I'm really intrigu...
by Jorpho
Sat Apr 12, 2008 11:34 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Finding a Free RPG Maker
Replies: 7
Views: 1440

Re: Finding a Free RPG Maker

But can you use it to make an RPG-Maker-style CRPG?
by Jorpho
Sat Apr 12, 2008 11:32 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: To become a leaner, sleeker, faster.......guy in a hat...
Replies: 79
Views: 6636

Re: To become a leaner, sleeker, faster.......guy in a hat...

The elliptical never seemed half as difficult as the treadmill to me. Is it really of the same benefit (assuming you're running properly) ? I stopped using the handles after someone pointed out to me that since they move by themselves, they really don't exercise your arms that much and are more for ...
by Jorpho
Sat Apr 12, 2008 1:46 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Reading PNG Comments (and other textual data)
Replies: 5
Views: 5451

Re: Reading PNG Comments (and other textual data)

Really? Thank you, that is definitely good to know.

Anyone else?
by Jorpho
Sat Apr 12, 2008 6:41 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Finding a Free RPG Maker
Replies: 7
Views: 1440

Re: Finding a Free RPG Maker

I suspect the intersection of a) and b) is vanishingly small. I'd be inclined to suggest Megazeux, but while some people have very successfully made some delightful turn-based RPGs with it in the past, it's not really designed for that sort of thing. Game Maker appears to have a Lite version that is...
by Jorpho
Sat Apr 12, 2008 6:30 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Chrono Trigger
Replies: 273
Views: 26129

Re: Chrono Trigger

I've often preferred "Tyran Castle", myself. But really, it's all good.
by Jorpho
Fri Apr 11, 2008 8:55 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Reading PNG Comments (and other textual data)
Replies: 5
Views: 5451

Reading PNG Comments (and other textual data)

So the PNG specification says that it is possible to store a number of different text fields in a PNG image. Indeed, MATLAB (at least) can put data in these fields when using the "imwrite" command. The problem is that there doesn't seem to be any readily-available freeware program that act...
by Jorpho
Fri Apr 11, 2008 3:05 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: uh, thats jacked up (disturbing books)
Replies: 162
Views: 45775

Re: uh, thats jacked up (disturbing books)

I was reading about Irvine Welsh's Filth the other day. It sounds quite disturbing.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filth_(novel)
by Jorpho
Thu Apr 10, 2008 6:58 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: To become a leaner, sleeker, faster.......guy in a hat...
Replies: 79
Views: 6636

Re: To become a leaner, sleeker, faster.......guy in a hat...

I imagine it is also probably considerably superior to the ol' BMI. (Up until now, I always thought a scale that claimed to measure your body fat simply let you input your height and did the quick BMI calculation.)
by Jorpho
Thu Apr 10, 2008 4:21 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Disposing of books!
Replies: 45
Views: 7108

Disposing of books!

I have accumulated too many books, and I can hardly stand the thought of hauling them around for the rest of my life. I ought to get rid of some of the books I read when I was younger, too, as I don't think it's worthwhile holding on to them until the mythical day I can pass them on to my own childr...
by Jorpho
Thu Apr 10, 2008 4:08 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Chrono Trigger
Replies: 273
Views: 26129

Re: Chrono Trigger

Ahh, such an awesome game. Just a little bit too short, though. I need to play Chrono Cross. Why isn't Square raking in the bazillions with a DS remake already? It baffles me. Oh man, I need to track down the CT re-release they did for PS1. I played it on an emulator, but the ROM I had was jacked, a...
by Jorpho
Thu Apr 10, 2008 3:55 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Need another epic fantasy....
Replies: 84
Views: 11674

Re: Need another epic fantasy....

there's a third book she's publishing online, but it's only about 70% done on account of family crises (ain't that the way of it, though?). O rly? Peachy! I liked the first three books of the Young Wizards series, but it kind of took a nosedive after that. I should add that the Chronicles of Amber ...
by Jorpho
Thu Apr 10, 2008 2:40 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Line-filling a region
Replies: 6
Views: 2280

Re: Line-filling a region

I've heard of flood fill before, and looking at it again, it's almost what I'm looking for - I'd probably have to heavily modify whatever existing algorithm I might find in order to suit my needs. Thanks for the suggestion.

I guess I was thinking of something that would involve more pathfinding.
by Jorpho
Wed Apr 09, 2008 7:54 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Line-filling a region
Replies: 6
Views: 2280

Line-filling a region

I'm working on a project right now that may require as one of its components an algorithm to line-fill an image. I'm not sure if "line-fill" is the correct terminology; the idea is that given the outline of a shape and a given line thickness, I want to find the points of a single continuou...
by Jorpho
Wed Apr 09, 2008 2:50 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: To become a leaner, sleeker, faster.......guy in a hat...
Replies: 79
Views: 6636

Re: To become a leaner, sleeker, faster.......guy in a hat...

I should add that thinking to myself, "I paid x.xx dollars for this thrice-weekly class, and I'll be losing x.xx dollars for every class I don't go to, so I'd better show up at the appointed time!" is also excellent incentive.
by Jorpho
Wed Apr 09, 2008 5:09 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Losing the Fattage
Replies: 21
Views: 3079

Re: Losing the Fattage

One thing always annoys me though... I never lost this fat arond my stomach fully. I mean, I'm not fat, but it's like a little roll of fat thats been there for ages. I'm happy enough with my build, slightly shorter, more muscular, quite a large chest. But it's just this small roll of fat that I wan...

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