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by ICDB
Sun Aug 23, 2009 10:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What made you feel incredibly stupid?
Replies: 551
Views: 63007

Re: What made you feel incredibly stupid?

Don't worry man, I thought that too, even after reading all the posts and reposts about the pun (18 here).
by ICDB
Sun Jul 19, 2009 7:36 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: python newb question
Replies: 13
Views: 2044

Re: python newb question

I'm not running Python 3.1 for any particular reason ... the book I'm using advised me to update to the newest available version. For the time being I'm mostly writing little honky tonk scripts for myself, but if I ever make something I'm proud of and want to share, then maybe I'll try to port it to...
by ICDB
Sat Jul 11, 2009 6:34 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: python newb question
Replies: 13
Views: 2044

Re: python newb question

I am a Python newb as well, so I thought I'd piggyback on this thread with my problem. I am writing a script that fetches a note from a website, scans it, downloads stuff according to the instructions in the note, etc. I can post all the code if necessary but the problem seems to be with the first l...
by ICDB
Sat Jul 05, 2008 10:46 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Eating Chalk?
Replies: 38
Views: 14180

Re: Eating Chalk?

Just to clarify ... I know that calcium carbonate is usually "insoluble" in water, but would the acid in the stomach make it soluble?
2H++CaCO3 yields H2O+CO2+Ca2+
by ICDB
Sat Jul 05, 2008 10:38 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: The possibility of bullet-bending -- WANTED
Replies: 49
Views: 10273

Re: The possibility of bullet-bending -- WANTED

You could make the bullets shaped like little boomerangs? Maybe?
by ICDB
Fri Jul 04, 2008 9:10 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Self Studying AP's (merged: AP Independent Study)
Replies: 33
Views: 3004

Re: AP Independent Study

I took it as a class, but AP Stat is the by far the easiest AP I have ever taken. I think that your plan is quite doable, and I agree that it helps to understand how your calculator works. Also, you should have someone check your written answers to open response questions, because you have to be per...
by ICDB
Mon Jun 09, 2008 4:01 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Your Axiom of Choice is SILLY
Replies: 60
Views: 8792

Re: Your Axiom of Choice is SILLY

I second the "what's a (formal) set" question and add one of my own: Why can't the function in the OP take the set s and return the element in s with the smallest magnitude? I suspect this question has been answered but most of the above posts flew over my head.
by ICDB
Mon Jun 02, 2008 4:41 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Favorite home experiments
Replies: 590
Views: 481365

Re: Favorite home experiments

Make sure you're far enough away to dodge any of that acid!
by ICDB
Mon Jun 02, 2008 2:47 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Amusing answers to tests
Replies: 393
Views: 60668

Re: Amusing answers to tests

I liked the above one, and I feel like people are going to be too lazy to dl it, and I don't want that to happen, so:
cap-v-time-1.jpg
joee's pdf
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by ICDB
Fri May 30, 2008 4:30 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: poor e
Replies: 40
Views: 5258

Re: poor e

In terms of utility, e is used in far more situations than pi. Continually compounded interest, statistics (especially that beloved bell curve) , and all sorts of natural processes are modeled by equations involving e. Pi is only useful if you've got a circle (or if you're dealing with the permeabi...
by ICDB
Wed May 21, 2008 4:10 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Running for Student Council
Replies: 15
Views: 1839

Re: Running for Student Council

One candidate I remember took a bunch of pictures of him with a pick in hand and dirt on his face, with the caption "[name] supports the peasantry."
by ICDB
Tue May 20, 2008 12:30 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: The pursuit of Total Slack
Replies: 34
Views: 4390

Re: The pursuit of Total Slack

In response to the OP:
Couldn't you just tell the report to pick a wall and hug it? You should eventually get to your goal, although if the maze is tricky enough you get get stuck in a loop.
by ICDB
Wed May 07, 2008 4:29 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Solve my Teenage Angst!
Replies: 2
Views: 1111

Re: Solve my Teenage Angst!

I know the feeling with the inside jokes (kind of). I moved away from 3rd-5th grade (so yeah, different time frame), and when I came back the kids I had been best friends with I didn't even know. I ended up getting a whole new group of friends, and then slowly reuniting with my neighborhood buddies....
by ICDB
Wed May 07, 2008 4:25 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: AP Tests are here
Replies: 111
Views: 9596

Re: AP Tests are here

Re: Asking for last minute tips for AP World I took it last year, and studied big amounts for the multiple choice and relied on that knowledge to push me through the essays. I found the mc easy, and the essays hard -- I guess pretty predictable based on how I studied. However, I wished I had taken 2...
by ICDB
Wed May 07, 2008 2:36 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Should America retire the Penny? (Also, let's compare money)
Replies: 174
Views: 18010

Re: Should America retire the Penny?

I think they should retire the penny, and maybe even the nickel, promote dollar coins instead of bills, and amp two dollar bill production.
by ICDB
Wed May 07, 2008 2:23 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: LaTeX and other markup!
Replies: 73
Views: 35662

Re: LaTeX and other markup!

Proper TeX fonts at the correct weighting for both Mac OS and Windows (i.e. properly adjusted for the respective different gammas) are available here ; installing the right set for your machine will make the maths look just as good on any machine. Ah I was using an old library computer vs. a newer ...
by ICDB
Sat May 03, 2008 11:16 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: LaTeX and other markup!
Replies: 73
Views: 35662

Re: LaTeX and other markup!

I've heard people say this before, but the math looks much, much better on a Mac than on a PC.
Either, it's very nice!
by ICDB
Sun Apr 20, 2008 12:31 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Teacher Quotes
Replies: 1764
Views: 399209

Re: Awesome Teacher Quotes

My linear algebra professor was doing some factoring:
"So then, pull an i out ... aaaaaaah!"
by ICDB
Tue Apr 15, 2008 2:54 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Drugs and other addictive things
Replies: 388
Views: 33905

Re: Drugs and other addictive things

Freakish you make me smile :lol: Best of luck my friend.

Edit: Re ecstasy classification:
I know a lot of what they teach you in school is a bit iffy, but is the "burning holes in your brain" thing not true? What happens to longtime E users?
by ICDB
Tue Apr 15, 2008 2:25 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Academic accomplishments (formerly: I made Honors Geometry!)
Replies: 28
Views: 2829

Re: Academic accomplishments (formerly: I made Honors Geometry!)

It's a good start, and it quickly moves away from applying definitions and the 'isosceles triangle has congruent angles opposite congruent sides' thing.
by ICDB
Mon Apr 14, 2008 2:29 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Ask a dude who has killed other dudes
Replies: 126
Views: 22773

Re: Ask a dude who has killed other dudes

Are you (or was fatduck, who was currently in the Army) breaking any rules by posting here?
by ICDB
Mon Apr 14, 2008 1:50 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Online Gaming - an apologia
Replies: 31
Views: 3802

Re: Online Gaming - an apologia

On real vs virtual:
A high xkcd post count DOES NOT mean a bigger dick!
Seems like it's that type of thing.
At the same time, I say it doesn't matter where you get your satisfaction, as long as you aren't fucking up your real life.
by ICDB
Mon Apr 14, 2008 1:44 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: High School bathroom graffiti: intellectualized
Replies: 246
Views: 96021

Re: High School bathroom graffiti: intellectualized

Actually in my school's bathroom there was a rather aggressive pro-weed poem once ahah. However, the janitors paint over everything that comes up, so there's no 'permanence.'
by ICDB
Sun Apr 13, 2008 2:44 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: High School bathroom graffiti: intellectualized
Replies: 246
Views: 96021

Re: High School bathroom graffiti: intellectualized

Yes, unfortunately in my school if those were found in a boys' bathroom underneath would be some sort of
"FAG GROW A PAIR"
"HOMO"
"_______ WROTE THIS SO GEY"


sigh :?
by ICDB
Sun Apr 13, 2008 2:34 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Division by Zero (Please, no new threads about this)
Replies: 367
Views: 84414

Re: Division by Zero (Please, no new threads about this)

My bad! I'll edit it.
by ICDB
Sun Apr 13, 2008 3:03 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: What's wrong with highschool dances?
Replies: 135
Views: 12885

Re: What's wrong with highschool dances?

Without getting too awkward here, that is a nice "technique"
by ICDB
Sun Apr 13, 2008 3:01 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Academic accomplishments (formerly: I made Honors Geometry!)
Replies: 28
Views: 2829

Re: I made Honors Geometry!!

Ditto the congrats. Geometry is an awesome class imo. I like lotuses (plural? unfamiliar with Greek/Latin/nonsense!) especially. Is the normal freshman class standard Geometry, or some sort of Algebra class?
by ICDB
Sun Apr 13, 2008 2:58 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Those "school was really easy for me" people
Replies: 63
Views: 9439

Re: Those "school was really easy for me" people

Re 3tard:

"internet war" ... sounds pretty razz to me :P (*RAZZ*)
by ICDB
Sun Apr 13, 2008 2:45 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: The Tea Vortex
Replies: 18
Views: 2144

Re: The Tea Vortex

Not sure if this helps, but the force m tl v 2 /r would keep the tea leaves in that horizontal circle, would would do nothing to keep them in the plane of that circle. So, gravity would pull them down, and since tea leaves are denser than water, the buoyant force of the water/tea would not be enough...
by ICDB
Sun Apr 13, 2008 2:41 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Who believes in the idea of a laminated house?
Replies: 32
Views: 3021

Re: Who believes in the idea of a laminated house?

of course it would still be dangerous to have such a powerful magnet in your house, you'd want to keep iron well away from it, also you'd want to make sure any conductors. e.g. your fillings, moved really slowly i.e. not at all, so as not to induce large currents in them. see anecdotes about mixing...
by ICDB
Sun Apr 13, 2008 2:23 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: I cut off my own skin and put it into Hydrochloric Acid
Replies: 23
Views: 4063

Re: I cut off my own skin and put it into Hydrochloric Acid

Re types of acid that would make bones rubbery: Just my two cents here, but if H 2 SO 4 worked, I would think that nitric and hydrochloric acid would also work (depending on their concentrations). Just because they're all strong acids . Then again I'm only taking AP Chem atm, so don't take my word f...
by ICDB
Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:49 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Senior Yearbook Quotation
Replies: 98
Views: 10034

Re: Senior Yearbook Quotation

In anyone is into French:
À vaincre sans péril, on triomphe sans gloire. -- Pierre Corneille
(Accents?)
If my translating is alright, this is roughly "There is no glory in victory without risk."
by ICDB
Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:47 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Those "school was really easy for me" people
Replies: 63
Views: 9439

Re: Those "school was really easy for me" people

If doing no social things for 6 weeks is fine for you, then you seem set. For me, it would be a different story, but we're not talking about me.
What's the novel about?
by ICDB
Wed Apr 09, 2008 3:29 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Calculus Class T-Shirt
Replies: 23
Views: 4224

Re: Calculus Class T-Shirt

Don't drink and derive -- know your limits!
by ICDB
Sun Apr 06, 2008 9:31 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Linear Algebra and the construction of proofs [Homework]
Replies: 8
Views: 1464

Re: Linear Algebra and the construction of proofs [Homework]

I am taking Linear Algebra too, and it is the first math class that I'm really having trouble with. Keep that in mind when reading this post, but judging by your post, I seem to be having less trouble than you :D So I'll try to help with the RREF to ANSWERS deal. So you start off with a system of eq...
by ICDB
Thu Apr 03, 2008 3:36 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Division by Zero (Please, no new threads about this)
Replies: 367
Views: 84414

Re: 1/∞ = x/∞, 1/0 = x/0?

So are we saying we can restate the OP as lim x->∞ k/x = lim x->-∞ k/x = 0 lim x->0 + k/x = ∞ (or rather the limit is infinite) : k > 0 lim x->0 + k/x = -∞ (limit is infinite): k < 0 lim x->0 - k/x = -∞ (etc.) : k > 0 lim x->0 - k/x = ∞ : k < 0 Yes? Edit: Math error
by ICDB
Thu Apr 03, 2008 1:08 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Those "school was really easy for me" people
Replies: 63
Views: 9439

Re: Those "school was really easy for me" people

Stuff Are you taking Physics B or C? That could affect how much math is actually needed. If you are taking C, the calculus one, intense calculus isn't really needed. The most common thing seems to be integrating something in the form of k int (1/x 2 ) dx or something. What do you do to keep yoursel...
by ICDB
Tue Apr 01, 2008 6:01 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: April Fools (WE KNOW ABOUT THE QC THING KTHX)
Replies: 136
Views: 21315

Re: April Fool's thing

Ah man, I was legitimately scared by this!
I need Dinosaur Comics!
by ICDB
Wed Mar 26, 2008 1:42 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Those "school was really easy for me" people
Replies: 63
Views: 9439

Re: Those "school was really easy for me" people

... how do you write that fast?
by ICDB
Mon Mar 24, 2008 3:43 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: MIT
Replies: 60
Views: 8884

Re: MIT

You can sleep when you're dead, man!

Ah man, MIT MIT. I live near Boston and for any who haven't been there let me tell you it's awesome.

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