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by Nimz
Sun May 24, 2009 7:21 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Trouble with loops (C++)
Replies: 5
Views: 957

Re: Trouble with loops (C++)

The extra parentheses wouldn't hurt. But it doesn't seem like they're necessary, as my code works and does exactly what it's supposed to do now.
by Nimz
Sun May 24, 2009 6:37 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Trouble with loops (C++)
Replies: 5
Views: 957

Re: Trouble with loops (C++)

Yes. Yes, I do. :roll: It still doesn't quite do what I want with the proper number of ='s in that while, but it's enough that I can get by. What it's doing now is running through all the values of x properly for r=4, but it's not doing anything when r=5. Oh, snap. I don't have anything that resets ...
by Nimz
Sat May 23, 2009 10:21 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Trouble with loops (C++)
Replies: 5
Views: 957

Trouble with loops (C++)

I am nesting loops within loops, but for some reason the inner loop only executes the first time the outer loop executes, even though the instructions in the outer loop after the inner loop reset the parameters used by the inner loop. Specifically: for(r=4; r<=(1<<(n-1)); r++) // I'm using << to shi...
by Nimz
Fri May 23, 2008 5:36 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2815506

Re: Confessional Thread - A black hole of emu

(Freedom of self expression) = (Self confidence at any given moment)/(distance from direct relatives) So you're more self expressive when you're closer to direct relatives? Yeah, but then you don't get too see just exactly how small he made it. This really ought to be sigged by someone. Since this ...
by Nimz
Fri May 23, 2008 4:57 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Math while not sober
Replies: 21
Views: 4236

Re: Math while not sober

When it gets really bad, I start applying math to things that obviously don't make sense. Yeah, that's horrible. It happens to me sometimes when trying to get to sleep after working hard, especially if I'm feverish for whatever reason. The worst that's ever happened to me that I can recall, my mom ...
by Nimz
Fri May 23, 2008 4:07 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: LaTeX and other markup!
Replies: 73
Views: 35700

Re: LaTeX and other markup!

As many of you already know, the fora now have LaTeX support . This, combined with the [sup] and [sub] tags which have been around for awhile, should make it far easier to type math formulae. jsMath, which is what the new math and imath tags use, only works properly in the prosilver or prosilver_le...
by Nimz
Fri May 23, 2008 3:26 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Infinite Sets and their Cardinalities
Replies: 39
Views: 3690

Re: Infinite Sets and their Cardinalities

What I was said was intended to be (almost) the same as in the initial post. In initial post it was proposed to take A \subset B \Rightarrow |A| < |B| as an axiom. Well, to do that you must change the definition of one of those the symbols or else the axiom will cause a contradiction. [snip] If we ...
by Nimz
Wed May 21, 2008 1:12 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Fold It!
Replies: 30
Views: 13680

Re: Fold It!

This entertained me maybe a little too much:

xkcd ( Global Rank: #1337 | Members: 1 | Join this Group )

It's on page 23 after hitting the groups link. I didn't see a convenient search for group button anywhere.
by Nimz
Wed May 21, 2008 12:36 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: QWERTY versus Dvorak
Replies: 166
Views: 87711

Re: QWERTY versus Dvorak

Is there a site you go to to check your words per minute? Or do you just clock yourself while typing and figure out how many words you wrote and how many seconds you took? I just did a quick search and found a site that does a quick wpm test. Apparently I type at about 60 wpm on QWERTY and about 30 ...
by Nimz
Wed May 21, 2008 11:35 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: so maths is useful for what now?
Replies: 31
Views: 3625

Re: so maths is useful for what now?

It has been my experience that physicists often blatently disregard "proper" mathematics in favor of "this should work out, so I'm going to do it." It then takes mathematicians a while to catch up to providing proper justification for why the physicist can do that.
by Nimz
Wed May 21, 2008 11:00 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Math while not sober
Replies: 21
Views: 4236

Re: Math while not sober

Closest I've come to "enhanced" mathematics is doing math while on the verge of exhaustion. I don't drink coffee very often, and when I do, it doesn't help much. I've had cups of (essentially) hot wet coffee grounds and fallen asleep within an hour, so I've pretty much given up on coffee a...
by Nimz
Wed May 21, 2008 3:01 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2815506

Re: Confessional Thread - A black hole of emu

Yeah, but then you don't get too see just exactly how small he made it. This really ought to be sigged by someone. Since this hasn't been taken by anyone yet, and since what I wrote was the context, I call dibs. This post wouldn't be complete without some microwriting, so: My previous sig was a lam...
by Nimz
Mon May 19, 2008 7:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2815506

Re: Confessional Thread - A black hole of emu

I think she was talking about Does it count as being bi if I think DJorgenson is gorgeous? Also, out of interest, how do you people go about reading small text? Personally I copy/paste into notepad. I hit quote. Of course, that only works when I notice there's tiny text. In that instance, I just th...
by Nimz
Mon May 19, 2008 11:07 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Closure of the rational polynomials
Replies: 7
Views: 1582

Re: Closure of the rational polynomials

In general it's very hard to show that a given number is transcendental, i.e., not algebraic. For instance, pi and e are both known to be transcendental, and it is also known that at least one of (pi + e) and (pi * e) is transcendental, but, last I checked, it isn't known if either of those is alge...
by Nimz
Mon May 19, 2008 10:54 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Advice for math tutoring
Replies: 23
Views: 3128

Re: Advice for math tutoring

When I first started with a tutoring job (I had already been helping other students, but not for pay), I had to take a tutor training course. One of central themes in the course was a 12 step tutoring cycle. At the beginning of the cycle is small talk "Hello" type stuff. The point: don't u...
by Nimz
Mon May 19, 2008 9:31 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2815506

Re: Confessional Thread - A black hole of emu

Confession: My prom is going on right now, and I'm sitting at home reading Wikipedia. And? My prom was going on, and I was at home drinking alcohol and playing guitar. I've been playing guitar too, but I figured I'd confess the loseriest part of my evening. I don't drink =D YOU SICKEN ME. Good day,...
by Nimz
Sun May 18, 2008 8:27 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Forums troubles
Replies: 23
Views: 3688

Re: Forums troubles

Aside from jsMath, for which there is script to make subsilver2 compatible, I have noticed more bugs with prosilver (take your choice) than with subsilver2. I mostly browse the fora with Firefox and Safari, but I also use IE (at work). It seems that at about 87-88 nested quote boxes, prosilver goes ...
by Nimz
Sun May 18, 2008 7:46 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Making Flash video
Replies: 1
Views: 993

Re: Making Flash video

Thanks, everyone, for all the input and help on this. I finally went with lowering the resolution from 640x480 to 320x240. A RL friend suggested that to me (how was I supposed to know standard web resolution isn't the same as standard (definition) TV resolution?). That seems to have cut the overall ...
by Nimz
Thu May 15, 2008 8:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Alignment
Replies: 215
Views: 25774

Re: Alignment

You are 69.4% Good. You are 35.9% Lawful. Alignment: Lawful Good I think my bogus responses on the demographics part (e.g. initials: no. zip code: 00000) should give me a lower Lawful percentage. That would put me on the edge of Lawful Good and Neutral Good. Well whaddya know. I voted Neutral Good ...
by Nimz
Thu May 15, 2008 7:35 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: 'Average Angle'
Replies: 15
Views: 4550

Re: 'Average Angle'

why is my math not working? Like skeptical scientist said, your bad \frac is due to where you put your brackets. e^{\frac{2\pi i}{n}} would have worked, but again, \exp is nice in the case of having a fraction within the exponent. Something else you may wish to try is putting your punctuation insid...
by Nimz
Thu May 15, 2008 5:21 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Subsilver versus Prosilver
Replies: 57
Views: 15668

Re: Subsilver versus Prosilver

Have you installed Firebug yet? That helps a ton with identifying things. You just right click on what you want, hit "Inspect Element", and it brings up the full page source tree with the element you selected highlighted so you can immediately identify what you need to use in your selecto...
by Nimz
Wed May 14, 2008 1:41 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: [Deprecated by Lazy Mods] Points!
Replies: 61
Views: 17592

Re: Points!

Do points only go to people that help in Help Desk and in Coding? I've gotten alot of help in a Religious Wars thread, and I was wondering if points can be given in this case.
The thread. Helper = Xanthir.
by Nimz
Wed May 14, 2008 1:33 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Subsilver versus Prosilver
Replies: 57
Views: 15668

Re: Subsilver versus Prosilver

Okay, my stylish scripting has improved to where I can make the fora look even gayer than prosilver - it's more colorful than a fruit salad. Right now I'm only trying to identify stuf; later on I can make the colors work better. There is one set of things that I'm having a hard time identifying, tho...
by Nimz
Wed May 14, 2008 10:33 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Wordless songs
Replies: 65
Views: 6431

Re: Wordless songs

Revolution 9, the freakiest sound collage ever. Thanks a fucking lot. I just listened to the whole damn thing, and now I won't sleep tonight. :) For those that are interested, the Youtube link is here . :twisted: Thanks. I've been meaning to take a listen to Revolution #9 for a while now. All I kne...
by Nimz
Wed May 14, 2008 8:57 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 819786

Re: Anime!

OK my Haruhi fan-girl level has just been kicked up another notch. http://youtube.com/watch?v=TIjsPFYdkZY&feature=related this has got to be one of THE BEST AMVs i have ever seen. i'm not a huge Heartsdales (the musical duo) fan, but this song is adorable and the video is amazing. Its got outta...
by Nimz
Wed May 14, 2008 8:52 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: How much of a math nerd are you?
Replies: 95
Views: 9693

Re: How much of a math nerd are you?

When I'm driving on a long trip, I'll look at the numbers in the license plates and try to factor them, somewhat in the vein of this . If I'm starting to get tired, this is a good way to keep myself awake. Light truck license plates are the best, since they have 5-digit numbers in them around here. ...
by Nimz
Tue May 13, 2008 1:30 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Laser Logic
Replies: 135
Views: 31488

Re: Laser Logic

I finally got #24. That was the last one for me to solve (in the originally linked game). knowing that that red one is not the first and knowing that it is the last are not the same thing. It was slightly annoying how easily it came into place once I got started in the right direction (that is, not ...
by Nimz
Tue May 13, 2008 12:42 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: [Physics] Time Travel
Replies: 70
Views: 7873

Re: [Physics] Time Travel

Where's the "Yes, and I think you could kill your grandfather, and then become your own grandfather" option. That would be the Philip J. Fry paradox. Also, the cool science nerds say "closed time-like curves," not "time travel." Furthermore, if you believe the many wor...
by Nimz
Tue May 13, 2008 8:08 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Mathematical error in seasons of love
Replies: 21
Views: 4144

Re: Mathematical error in seasons of love

Is there a median year length? How would you define median on an infinite set? Is it even right to say they're using the mode? It isn't really an infinite set, though. From the moment the earth became recogniseably THE EARTH to the moment the earth ceases to be is a finite period, and only finitely...
by Nimz
Tue May 13, 2008 7:22 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Alignment
Replies: 215
Views: 25774

Re: Alignment

I guess I'd be neutral good. I've not played D&D, though, so I can't comment on what I like playing. I got the elohim picture using my first choice answers, but when I went with my (close) second choices, it changed to http://onnachance.com/quiz/seraph.gif I wonder if we can collect all of them ...
by Nimz
Sat May 10, 2008 10:36 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Subsilver versus Prosilver
Replies: 57
Views: 15668

Re: Subsilver versus Prosilver

Ah. Okay. Something like: * { background: none !important; } body { background: #bcd !important; } I spent hours trying to figure that out. :oops: I thought I had tried something like that earlier, but maybe I just didn't hit refresh. When I have a few more hours to set aside, I'll try to figure out...
by Nimz
Sat May 10, 2008 7:38 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Mathematical error in seasons of love
Replies: 21
Views: 4144

Re: Mathematical error in seasons of love

If you really want to be pedantic, you have to specify whether we are talking about a sidereal year, anomalistic year, or tropical year.
by Nimz
Sat May 10, 2008 6:39 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Portmanteaux
Replies: 124
Views: 17986

Re: Portmanteaux

The new VW Beetle = wannabe slug-bug = wannabug. After making that epiphany, my family cannot play slug-bug without making the distinction between slug-bugs and wannabugs.
by Nimz
Fri May 09, 2008 6:12 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Why do people dislike maths so much?
Replies: 258
Views: 28917

Re: Why do people dislike maths so much?

I feel that history is important, but that memorizing names and dates is not. Understanding the cause and effect relationships in history to be much more important. One can look up names and dates, understanding how to do such a thing is very important, but in the Information age there is, after al...
by Nimz
Fri May 09, 2008 5:38 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Favorite math jokes
Replies: 1452
Views: 489855

Re: Favorite math jokes

That actually sounds like some computer scientists I know... This is lame, but I got inspired when reading another thread. Prove that 0! = 1 Proof: 0 != 1. QED (of course, this "proof" would work for any number not equal to 1 having a factorial equal to 1, but it's actually true in this ca...
by Nimz
Thu May 08, 2008 1:23 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Is -1 a prime?
Replies: 34
Views: 4303

Re: Is -1 a prime?

When I was younger (so much younger than today...) I thought -1 should be prime for the same reasons cited in by the OP. Then I realised that it would break unique factorisation. Later on I found out why -1 is generally not considered a prime, and that's already been discussed here - it's a unit. Nu...
by Nimz
Thu May 08, 2008 12:41 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Free as in Destitute Forum
Replies: 54
Views: 14447

Re: Free as in Destitute Forum

FaiD? (Should I put a prophetic L' before the D?) Having just finished reading every post currently in that forum, I retract what I was implying in the above. I might even post in there once I've sorted out what I've seen. Okay, I'm a little bit confused. Mods don't use their modly powers in FAID, ...
by Nimz
Thu May 08, 2008 12:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2815506

Re: Confessional Thread - A black hole of emu

I just finished reading an entire forum on these here fora. It's nice to be able to see a white sheet of paper icon next to a forum. It sucks that I'm up 'till after 4:30 because I was (more or less) just wasting time. And it's sad that it took me half an hour writing this post. I want nothing more ...
by Nimz
Wed May 07, 2008 1:12 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: How many users of this forum use subsilver?
Replies: 26
Views: 2753

Re: How many users of this forum use subsilver?

Looks like somebody made a greasemonkey hack. Now I just need to figure out what that means. The script is actually pretty short // ==UserScript== // @name xkcd forums - jsMath // @description Kickstarts jsMath on xkcd forums. // @namespace http://koti.mbnet.fi/jyripyy/ // @include http://forums.xk...
by Nimz
Wed May 07, 2008 12:48 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Subsilver versus Prosilver
Replies: 57
Views: 15668

Re: Subsilver versus Prosilver

Funny. Prosilver + IE does something similar to subsilver on that wide post in that it widens the individual post. It looks like the message box pushes out the avatar box until it fills the whole screen width. At that point the avatar box has already been pushed down next to the sig. I wonder what h...

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