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by el sjaako
Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1180: "Virus Venn Diagram"
Replies: 82
Views: 21675

Re: Virus Venn Diagram

So the first reason to call it a Venn diagram is because we know what a Venn diagram is. The vast majority of XKCD can easily be understood with a high school education. I don't think most people at that education level learn Euler diagrams, but would know Venn diagrams. Except that it could still ...
by el sjaako
Sun Mar 09, 2008 1:38 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Vista file shares
Replies: 3
Views: 884

Re: Vista file shares

I tried a little more, and apparently the problem is only with sharing whole drives. Now I know that, i can search more specificly for sharing a drive. Apperantly, you DO actually need the same account with passwords to share drives (at least, with the default settings). I can understand this settin...
by el sjaako
Sat Mar 08, 2008 7:12 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Vista file shares
Replies: 3
Views: 884

Re: Vista file shares

I managed to fix the first problem. Someone else set up the vista PC, and I guess they gave the PC different names in different places. While I'm used to being able to copy the name from the routers status, apperantly that doesn't always work. Somewhere I found a note that you need to have the same ...
by el sjaako
Sat Mar 08, 2008 3:09 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: 43,000 words, gone
Replies: 8
Views: 1552

Re: 43,000 words, gone

Unlikely, but true: sometimes openoffice is better at opening word files than word is. Install open office, or find someone that already has and send the file to them.
by el sjaako
Sat Mar 08, 2008 3:03 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Vista file shares
Replies: 3
Views: 884

Vista file shares

I have attempted to share a disk in vista on the network. Serveral problems going on here. I have attempted to find solutions to these using google, but I can't seem to find anything, and for some reason this is really bugging me. First of all, on my other PC (Windows XP) I can see the shared folder...
by el sjaako
Wed Feb 27, 2008 6:03 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Dual monitor video card
Replies: 14
Views: 4957

Re: Dual monitor video card

i'm really thinking I should get that MSI card, but one review stated that it was not a 4x card. Does this actually make a difference? If so, How can I figure out what mine is?
by el sjaako
Wed Feb 27, 2008 5:25 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Dual monitor video card
Replies: 14
Views: 4957

Re: Dual monitor video card

That's a good idea, mosc, one of the reasons I was getting a new power supply was to remove the noise. Are there any decent fanless ones? Is this any good? (found it on a dutch site, but I thought it might be better to post something english) edit: oh yeah, forgot to mention, buying from US stores i...
by el sjaako
Wed Feb 27, 2008 4:34 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Dual monitor video card
Replies: 14
Views: 4957

Re: Dual monitor video card

I'm not sure what the old one was. I'd look it up, but, you know, I cant. according to a number I looked up on google, its some kind of Radeon 9800 (ATI). Why don't they label these things? It had two different types of plug and I used a converter, I just wan't sure if every video card supported dua...
by el sjaako
Wed Feb 27, 2008 4:09 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Dual monitor video card
Replies: 14
Views: 4957

Dual monitor video card

I was just installing a new power supply, and was plugging in my video card. It takes a bit of force to put it in, so I put it behind the plug. Turns out there was a part there (note the past tense). So I'm going to need a new graphics card. Dual monitor, 1280x1024 on each. I don't need very fancy g...
by el sjaako
Fri Jan 04, 2008 4:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0366: "Your Mom"
Replies: 125
Views: 29346

Re: Discussion about Your Mom

Has anyone else found that 'your mum' (sorry, I'm British) jokes are less laugh-worthy when you have been introduced to th victim's mum? This is particularly noticable when the 'mum' joke refers to you having sexual relations with said mother. Somehow it only really works when the mum in question i...
by el sjaako
Wed Nov 14, 2007 5:38 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Favorite home experiments
Replies: 590
Views: 485497

Re:liquid oxygen

. Actually, that reminds me of something I've wanted to try for a while: the idea is to blow dry air through a metal tube which is cooled with liquid nitrogen. I expect liquid oxygen to condense in the tube and drip out of the end. Sure it's inefficient, but that's not the point! I do a go-to-high-...
by el sjaako
Fri Nov 09, 2007 11:43 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Pythagorean Proofs
Replies: 24
Views: 3229

Re: Pythagorean Proofs

I think a better equivalance relation between proofs (than Lamil_Lerran's) would be one where you can reorder or remove P's or Q's, as long as the whole statement remains true. They are equivelent if you can then get P n = Q n for all n (and P and Q need te be equally large). This allows for proofs ...
by el sjaako
Thu Jul 05, 2007 4:27 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: The ability of a 44kHz audio file to create high tones
Replies: 10
Views: 3050

a little below we might have 1,-0.9,0.8,-0.7,0.6 etc. My first thought when seeing that was "won't it just sound like a nyquist frequency signal combined with a 1/10th nyquest frequency signal" but then I figured out it wouldn't. So there is one answer I was looking for aoamla, that's int...
by el sjaako
Thu Jul 05, 2007 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: The ability of a 44kHz audio file to create high tones
Replies: 10
Views: 3050

The ability of a 44kHz audio file to create high tones

I'm really not sure where to post this, it fits in at least three categories. But I thought the answer (if there is one) would probably be math, so I put it here. Audio files are supposed to be able to recreate all the frequencies in the human hearable range. This is mostly sta t ed as 20 Hz - 20 kH...
by el sjaako
Wed Jul 04, 2007 1:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0285: "Wikipedian Protester"
Replies: 116
Views: 40727

I want a T-shirt that says .[citation needed].

That would be awesome.
by el sjaako
Tue Jun 12, 2007 11:39 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: What's your random number?
Replies: 92
Views: 22717

The first number I thought of was 4. My favorite number is 2, its small, even, and often just big enough to be a "normal case" 0 ... 34, ... 67890 (or 6789A if I'm in hexadecimal) and so on. Spookily enough, typing this series of numbers into google image search one night when I was bored ...
by el sjaako
Tue Jun 12, 2007 11:07 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Favorite math jokes
Replies: 1452
Views: 494600

That spherical cow joke is really old, wikipedia has a version from 1975. someone even wrote a book based on it. I don't think i've seen this joke yet: A bioligist, an engineer, and a mathimatician are sitting in a diner along a highway when they see three people get into a car and drive off. They f...
by el sjaako
Thu May 24, 2007 12:21 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Science: The Gathering (?)
Replies: 143
Views: 37592

I've been thinking about this most of yesterday (although I wasn't home) and I thought of some things INDEPENDENTLY!!! Although many were though of while writing this and inspired by the rest of the thread. They are different to some of your suggestions but I think it might be a fun game. The goal o...
by el sjaako
Mon May 14, 2007 3:21 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Stupid Math Teachers?
Replies: 135
Views: 33801

Alky wrote:Highschool math always was a delicate balance between "obvious" and "non-obvious" steps.

3x = x + 2
put 2x = 2 first?
or just say x = 1?


I tend to go for even more abvious, for no actual reason.
3x=x+2
3x-x = 2
2x=2
x=1
by el sjaako
Sat May 05, 2007 3:42 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Real World Applications
Replies: 53
Views: 16610

Maybe you could do something with firing missiles over mountain ranges? Or cannonballs over friendly ships into enemy ships? I know this problem would be something incredibly real to them, but I think that prior to the common use of computers people used resistors and electricity to quickly calculat...
by el sjaako
Sat May 05, 2007 3:22 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Stupid Math Teachers?
Replies: 135
Views: 33801

1/4 of a circle is not equivalent to 90 degrees. For one thing, it has a radius, whereas a 90 degree angle doesn't. It could even simply be the top 1/4 of a circle. Maybe this is a usage of the word "circle" that I'm not aware of, and that I missed in the article, but I dont think you foun...
by el sjaako
Sat May 05, 2007 1:47 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Stupid Math Teachers?
Replies: 135
Views: 33801

According to wikipedia they're part of the metric system, and they are sometimes used for surveying and in Scandinavia, or possibly just used for surveying in Scandinevia.

I think a unit where 1 unit = 360 degrees would be useful. At least, more useful than this.
by el sjaako
Sat May 05, 2007 1:42 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: defining a number as "real"
Replies: 58
Views: 13454

I think what you are thinking of is the Fundamental Axiom of Analysis - that every non-decreasing sequence with an upper bound has a real limit - which is, as you say, equivalent to the Least Upper Bound axiom. I don't know if I'm referring to that. I went to this university thing, and it was all a...
by el sjaako
Sat May 05, 2007 12:07 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: defining a number as "real"
Replies: 58
Views: 13454

A defenition that is close to or equivilent to what token said is that every real number is a limit of some series of rational numbers. For example, pi is the limit of a series that starts with 3, then 31/10, then 314/100, then 3141/1000, and so on (aka 3,3.1,3.14,3.141).
by el sjaako
Sat Apr 28, 2007 7:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What's strange about you?
Replies: 193
Views: 22983

- I have two separate sets of morals; The ones I argue for and the ones I live by. The strange part: I am not ashamed of this nor trying to hide it. Doublethink? -Everybody seems to know me by name but I don't know almost anyone. I used to have this, now it's gotten less for some reason. It's still...
by el sjaako
Sat Apr 28, 2007 5:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Irrational fears
Replies: 562
Views: 76456

Thank you for shattering my false sense of security. A little bit of research shows I was off by a factor of one million on my event horizion claim. Sure, one might not run into anything with a Schwartzchild radius of a few km, but it's once again a concern of mine. Whether from the sky or from the...
by el sjaako
Sat Apr 28, 2007 4:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What's strange about you?
Replies: 193
Views: 22983

I like math, but thats normal around these parts, just like the early programming thing. Maybe it's unusual that I've stopped doing it for no particular reason? I havn't been to the hairdresser in over two years, yet apparently they still remember me. I sometimes eat a whole jar of olives in one go....
by el sjaako
Thu Apr 26, 2007 3:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Is Google Evil? (Split from swim across the atlantic google)
Replies: 37
Views: 5503

Google is, sadly, the new MS Ie, Evil. Microsoft used to be fun also. I think they are still, in some ways. Remember the games built into office? Although microsoft is at the mercy of the investors in a way that google refuses to be (they've managed this legally), it is still a collection of indivi...
by el sjaako
Tue Apr 24, 2007 10:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Comics about real numbers
Replies: 38
Views: 6454

If you combine them all you get such a negative result...
by el sjaako
Tue Apr 24, 2007 9:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Comics about real numbers
Replies: 38
Views: 6454

Thanks, now my cover doesn't look all empty and boring!
by el sjaako
Tue Apr 24, 2007 9:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Comics about real numbers
Replies: 38
Views: 6454

Comics about real numbers

Here's the thing: I'm doing a school project, and I think it would be nice to incert some kind of comic about the subject. Quicky looking through the archives of XKCD I couldn't find anything, and a google didn't turn anything up either. It's not really important, but it would be nice, and I think i...
by el sjaako
Wed Apr 18, 2007 10:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: If you could be a robot, what type of robot would you be?
Replies: 89
Views: 11302

A shark. Because there is something seriously awesome about an airborn, rocked powerd, lazer eyed shark.
by el sjaako
Sun Apr 15, 2007 3:30 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: What degree have/are/will you studied/studying/study.
Replies: 273
Views: 30853

A lot of CS students! I thought there would be a larger amount of mathematicians, but I suppose that whenever you go to the good parts of the internet, you will find them swarming with CS students (not that there's anything wrong with that . :) ) I myself hope to study mathematics at the university ...
by el sjaako
Sun Apr 15, 2007 3:02 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Type your name with your forehead
Replies: 234
Views: 36813

hb zxcv 6gy. Wow. Not even all the letters are in there. Maybe with my nose....

bartt

Thats more like it. Now a friend who is here will attempt it!

oi908565634

Damn. She tried, though.
by el sjaako
Fri Apr 13, 2007 9:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Free energy for all! Huzzah!
Replies: 99
Views: 11208

Why would a company publish this technology in this manner? If they can seriously make free energy they would either sell the energy after producing a succesfull model, or publish it in a scientific journal. If "Science" is published first in a newspaper ment voor the general public (or wo...
by el sjaako
Fri Apr 13, 2007 9:17 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9563
Views: 1194208

I've never even heard of brand new :oops:

I'm listening to Streetlight Manifesto - keasbley nights (the CD, not just the song). They are awesome.
by el sjaako
Tue Apr 03, 2007 9:39 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Drug(s) of choice
Replies: 82
Views: 13136

Ive known mass amounts of pot smokers (about 7:1 male to female ratio though), it seems that they either continue smoking it like bit a day with more tobacco to pot ratio (im yet to find someone who only smokes blunts or pure all the time) or stop. You've just found one. I only smoke with tobacco i...
by el sjaako
Mon Apr 02, 2007 8:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Drug(s) of choice
Replies: 82
Views: 13136

1) The Internet. Seriously. I need my Fark.com, comics, and easy reference 2) Drugs. Mostly pot, but I enjoy the occasional magic musroom or salvia divinorum as well. Are there seriously so few pot smokers on here? Or is it just not on the top 3? Maybe it's just that I live in Holland... 3) Oblivion...
by el sjaako
Tue Feb 13, 2007 10:18 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Things you did because of XKCD
Replies: 87
Views: 18412

I shot a man in Reno.

I haven't climbed a tree yet, but I'll probably do that once it gets warmer again. Even if its just to practise for a raptor attack...
by el sjaako
Mon Feb 12, 2007 7:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: (was: Comic sighting at thedailywtf): Buffalo buffalo
Replies: 26
Views: 7789

Could someone link to this please?

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