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by masher
Mon Jul 02, 2012 2:34 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Abridged Debate
Replies: 1185
Views: 151225

Re: Abridged Debate

Haven't read thread.

Opinion.
by masher
Sun May 06, 2012 10:47 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Abridged Debate
Replies: 1185
Views: 151225

Re: Abridged Debate

Ad hominem attack on orangedragonfire
by masher
Fri Apr 27, 2012 12:12 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 96243
Views: 7763474

Re: Count to a Million

38894

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and at this rate we'll finish about November 2094...
by masher
Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:38 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Constant blue screens
Replies: 3
Views: 1811

Re: Constant blue screens

memtest did 17 passes with no faults.

Currently investigating SSD firmware.
by masher
Sat Apr 21, 2012 3:37 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Constant blue screens
Replies: 3
Views: 1811

Constant blue screens

Hi all I have a Windows 7 PC that is used predominately as a HTPC using Windows Media Player. It constantly bluescreens. When I analyse the minidump files, windbg says that ntkrnlpa,exe is the most likely cause and IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (a) An attempt was made to access a pageable (or completely in...
by masher
Wed Apr 04, 2012 12:49 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Google Maps travel time
Replies: 2
Views: 1993

Re: Google Maps travel time

I can see that, but it doesn't update the travel time. It does show me the congestion, but not the travel time.
by masher
Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:45 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Google Maps travel time
Replies: 2
Views: 1993

Google Maps travel time

I can see that I can have a look at the traffic conditions on the road from historic/real time updates. I can also see that Google gives me an anticipated travel time if I leave now. Is there any way to get a travel time (based on historic data) for travel in the future? I want to give my two waypoi...
by masher
Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:38 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Humorous Academic Papers
Replies: 15
Views: 6005

Re: Humorous Academic Papers

E.L. Hanson, J. Schwartz, B. Nickel, N. Koch, M.F. Danisman, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 125 (2003) 16074–16080. The paper descibes self assembled monolayer formation through "tethering by aggregation and growth." Natrually they use the acronym to refer to this process in the paper, e.g. T-BAG. I g...
by masher
Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:28 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Humorous Academic Papers
Replies: 15
Views: 6005

Re: Humorous Academic Papers

Angua wrote:Good because of the abstract:

Can apparent superluminal neutrino speeds be explained as a quantum weak measurement?
Abstract:
Spoiler:
Probably not.


I want to write an abstract like that...
by masher
Mon Mar 19, 2012 5:44 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: FRPAA: Great idea or...?
Replies: 20
Views: 4799

Re: FRPAA: Great idea or...?

I get all of my research articles free through my university, even if they're completely unrelated to my study (nursing) and I have on several occasions just looked through a few on random subjects. You aren't getting them for free; you're getting them at no-charge to you at the point at which you ...
by masher
Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:40 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Help with an elimination and integration...
Replies: 5
Views: 1259

Re: Help with an elimination and integration...

Got it!

Taking my first solution:
[math]t = -C -\eta + \sigma^2 p[/math]

I can then use some boundary conditions I found implied in one of the figures: at t = 0, [imath]\eta =1[/imath] and p = 0. It follows from this that C does, in fact, equal -1.

Finally, in the case of n = 1,
[math]t=1-\eta + \sigma^2 p[/math].
by masher
Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:15 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Help with an elimination and integration...
Replies: 5
Views: 1259

Re: Help with an elimination and integration...

I can also do this: Given that \frac{d\eta}{dt} = - \psi^n , we can see that \eta=- \psi^n t + C , and consequently, if n=1, \psi = \frac{C-\eta}{t} . From this, it follows that \frac{d\eta}{dt} = \frac{1-\frac{C-\eta}{t}}{\sigma^2} \frac{d\eta}{dp} Canceling d\eta and inverting both sides of the eq...
by masher
Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:55 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Help with an elimination and integration...
Replies: 5
Views: 1259

Re: Help with an elimination and integration...

n and sigma are constants. The best I can do is the following: Equate the expressions: - \psi^n = \frac{1-\psi}{\sigma^2} \frac{d\eta}{dp} \sigma^2 dp = - \frac{1-\psi}{\psi^n} d\eta We know that d\eta = - \psi^n dt . \sigma^2 dp = (1-\psi) dt Integrate both sides \sigma^2 p = (1-\psi...
by masher
Thu Mar 15, 2012 6:02 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Help with an elimination and integration...
Replies: 5
Views: 1259

Help with an elimination and integration...

I'm having a bit of trouble following some maths in a paper I'm reading: There are two equations defined as: \frac{d\eta}{dt} = - \psi^n \frac{d\eta}{dt} = \frac{1-\psi}{\sigma^2} \frac{1}{\frac{dp(\eta)}{d\eta}} The paper then says: As usual, we may now proceed to eliminate \psi by combinin...
by masher
Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:59 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Quadratic Equations and 13 year old boys...
Replies: 14
Views: 2589

Re: Quadratic Equations and 13 year old boys...

xy = -13.8 and x+y = 4.3

y=-13.8/x

x + (-13.8/x) = 4.3

Solve for x.

Substitute in to solve for y.
by masher
Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:43 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: First-year Physics Major. Not sure where to go from here
Replies: 9
Views: 4448

Re: First-year Physics Major. Not sure where to go from here

Do you have a problem with the maths, or with the physics?

You may just have an issue in grasping the physical concepts behind the maths; you can solve them correctly, but you start from the wrong point.
by masher
Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:35 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Share a folder via ftp over LAN?
Replies: 2
Views: 1963

Share a folder via ftp over LAN?

What do I need to do to share a folder on my Windows 7 computer over my local network using ftp/http? If it helps, I would like to stream music/video, as well as get access to PDFs and other documents There are several different flavours of computer here, and the easiest thing that I've thought of i...
by masher
Tue Jan 31, 2012 4:15 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: How can I obtain hard-to-get papers?
Replies: 14
Views: 2851

Re: How can I get hard to get papers?

Send me the references and I'll see what I can do...
by masher
Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:06 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What textbooks would you recommend in the following courses?
Replies: 42
Views: 7339

Re: What textbooks would you recommend in the following cour

Electrodynamics Quantum Physics Griffiths for electro as mentioned, but I prefered Townsends book "A modern approach to Quantum Mechanics" for quantum, although I've read both. Griffiths might be more approachable at first as it stays away from bra ket notation for awhile, but Townsend di...
by masher
Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Girl Scouts Admit Trans Girls--Homophobe calls for Boycott
Replies: 116
Views: 12935

Re: Girl Scouts Admit Trans Girls--Homophobe calls for Boyco

TIL girls aren't allowed in the Boy Scouts in America.

Australian Scouts accept both (all?) genders.
by masher
Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:57 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Offsite data backup
Replies: 9
Views: 1997

Re: Offsite data backup

No real experience here, but... Don't think of RAID as a backup; it's just a disk system, however, your backup system can use RAID. Have a look at NAS (Network Attached Storage) devices and UPSs. I've heard good things about http://rsync.net/ for offsite storage. . I was looking in to doing this whe...
by masher
Mon Jan 09, 2012 4:01 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Java regex testing program
Replies: 2
Views: 1169

Re: Java regex testing program

by masher
Mon Jan 02, 2012 10:19 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Python try/except
Replies: 8
Views: 2416

Re: Python try/except

b.i.o wrote: Or some other name, because switching the type of a variable midway through a function is a great way to write confusing code.


Another reason why I'm uneasy around duck-typed languages..
by masher
Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:26 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: A state funeral for Thatcher - why or why not?
Replies: 77
Views: 31871

Re: A state funeral for Thatcher - why or why not?

And in the UK you have a lot of tradition that also describes how the two positions interact, as opposed to (say) the USA, which is a lot more proscriptive.

Have a read of the Head of Government|State wikipedia pages.
by masher
Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:13 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: A state funeral for Thatcher - why or why not?
Replies: 77
Views: 31871

Re: A state funeral for Thatcher - why or why not?

The Monarch is Head of State.
The PM is Head of Government.

In the case of the USA, the President is both.

In the case of (something like) Australia, the Governor-General is the Head of State as the Monarch's representative.
by masher
Mon Dec 19, 2011 1:56 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Java regex testing program
Replies: 2
Views: 1169

Java regex testing program

I'm looking for a regular expression testing program that I had installed on my previous workstation that I am now unable to find anywhere. It was for java-specific regex's, so I'm pretty sure it was written in Java. There were a few tabs across the top, one of which was the explanation of the diffe...
by masher
Wed Dec 14, 2011 7:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0990: “Plastic Bags”
Replies: 183
Views: 40344

Re: 0990: "Plastic Bags"

Arancaytar wrote:They actually put the stuff in the bags for you in the States? Neat...


Not only that, but isn't the check-out person different to the bagging person?

In Oz, the checkout chick (or scan man) is the same person as the person that puts everything in the bags.
by masher
Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:33 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: How to force PDFs to open in Chrome tab?
Replies: 1
Views: 2385

How to force PDFs to open in Chrome tab?

How can I force all PDFs to open in a (new) browser tab? I'm using Chrome. Currently, I'm asked to download it - I don't want that, I want to view it.

I've seen a lot of things about forcing downloads, but if I do the opposite, it doesn't always force viewing.
by masher
Mon Oct 31, 2011 12:04 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Qantas grounds all planes
Replies: 21
Views: 4118

Re: Qantas grounds all planes

Yeah, actually I'd rather stay grounded than fly with an overworked, exhausted pilot... I though the pilots weren't striking? It was the baggage handlers and stuff, wasn't it? The pilots weren't striking. The extent of their industrial action was to wear a red tie and make unauthorised announcement...
by masher
Sat Oct 29, 2011 11:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Qantas grounds all planes
Replies: 21
Views: 4118

Re: Qantas grounds all planes

Sorry, pressed the wrong button. Qantas media release Qantas website announcement Rolling news coverage Infor on FWA actions A statement by the Pilots Association said that they had information that Qantas was booking hotels and talking to other airline before the AGM, showing that this was premedit...
by masher
Sat Oct 29, 2011 11:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Qantas grounds all planes
Replies: 21
Views: 4118

Qantas grounds all planes

Fuckwad CEO Alan Joyce has grounded the entire Qantas fleet. No notice was given to the public before the announcement, and it took took place the day after the AGM, during which he got a $5m payrise. It's supposed to be in response to unreasonable demands from the Transport Workers Union, Aircraft ...
by masher
Mon Aug 15, 2011 5:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0938: "T-Cells"
Replies: 125
Views: 46895

Re: 0938: "T-Cells"

silverkitty wrote:"Are you sure you're a doctor?"
"No, I'm a biomedical researcher.

who will 99% have a PhD, and therefore be a doctor.
by masher
Sat Aug 13, 2011 8:06 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Secrets
Replies: 46
Views: 7099

Re: Secrets

DSenette wrote:but it wouldn't be theft. you gave the person your account information.


There is a difference between giving someone your account details and giving them permission to use those details.
by masher
Thu Aug 04, 2011 5:29 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Eye transplant
Replies: 69
Views: 6323

Re: Eye transplant

BlackSails wrote:The retina is part of your brain, so you would need to do a brain transplant for this to work!


What?

The retina is most definitely part of the eye. If you're referring to the optic nerve joining the eye to the brain, then by that reckoning, anything connected to a nerve is part of the brain...
by masher
Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:01 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: jsMath, Chrome and subsilver2
Replies: 1
Views: 742

jsMath, Chrome and subsilver2

Does anyone use the jsMath greasemonkey script in Chrome?

According to the intertubes, all i need to do is install it in Chrome, and it will work. It doesn't.

Any hints? Is it the script itself?
by masher
Wed Aug 03, 2011 4:05 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Ethics and Sex selection
Replies: 19
Views: 3602

Re: Ethics and Sex selection

The only time that I would support sex selection via in vitro fertilisation or abortion would be if there was a genetic disease that would cause undue suffering/death to the child.
by masher
Tue Jul 26, 2011 1:57 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: what does this unit actually mean?
Replies: 2
Views: 1856

Re: what does this unit actually mean?

http://www.cwr.uwa.edu.au/services/models/legacy/cwrsoft/doc/dyresm_science/ch8.html Says that that the buoyancy factor given in your link has the same units as the buoyancy flux. There are also references for the equations they give. Still working on its derivation. Edit: Derivation is not being do...
by masher
Fri Jul 15, 2011 3:58 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Today I...
Replies: 24
Views: 2285

Re: Today I...

found out that our mortgage broker shredded all our paperwork instead of sending it back to us.
by masher
Wed Jul 06, 2011 4:18 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Research adviser question.
Replies: 17
Views: 2652

Re: Research adviser question.

Also consider that the process for publishing a paper is very lengthy. You don't just email a journal and say, "publish please!" It is not unheard of to have a paper take 24 months from submission to actual publication, and this depends greatly on the journal, the reviewer comments, editi...
by masher
Tue Jul 05, 2011 2:44 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Research adviser question.
Replies: 17
Views: 2652

Re: Research adviser question.

Putting little thought into this, I'd go with the post-doc. I'm assuming you're going to try and publish? The postdoc would probably push you more in this regard, as he will also get his name on any papers too; a bonus for them. You would still be able to ask the prof for a recommendation as you sti...

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