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by hawkmp4
Sun Nov 14, 2010 4:38 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Statistics & Album Reviews
Replies: 6
Views: 1097

Statistics & Album Reviews

So I'm interested in learning a bit of statistics and probability. If you'd like to point me in the right direction as to some key topics or actually work an example problem, that's fine. This is not homework, purely a casual interest of mine. So, I'm a metal fan. But I'm picky, so before buying an ...
by hawkmp4
Sat May 01, 2010 5:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13423
Views: 1769724

Re: Today I Learned

Today (well, yesterday) I learned that 17 year old girls are not good for serious relationships.
by hawkmp4
Sat May 01, 2010 1:42 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9357376

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Finals on Saturdays make Michael a dull boy.
by hawkmp4
Thu Apr 29, 2010 12:05 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Rubik's Math
Replies: 9
Views: 1740

Re: Rubik's Math

There is also the problem of what is a face? Traditionally, people solve cubes by holding the center of each face immobile. Without that, you can rotate the entire cube and look at whatever you want while looking at the same face... It's convention to define faces by centers. The orientation genera...
by hawkmp4
Wed Apr 28, 2010 2:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9357376

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Surely the important thing is that you enjoyed the film? I tend to decide whether to see a film based on its critical reception and what I can discern of the plot and execution, not the director. Same here, except for Quentin Tarantino's films, because they're so self-similar I can usually judge wh...
by hawkmp4
Tue Apr 27, 2010 7:46 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Rubik's Math
Replies: 9
Views: 1740

Re: Rubik's Math

Moves can be used to bring pieces you cannot see into the two faces that you can see. Moves can be used to rotate all of the other faces to any face that you can see! This seems like a trivial interpretation of the question. My reading of the question is, "if you put a scrambled cube into a gl...
by hawkmp4
Tue Apr 27, 2010 5:21 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Your last and next concert?
Replies: 438
Views: 207492

Re: Your last and next concert?

Last: Kreator and company
Next: Havok (the Denver thrash band. Check them out! http://www.myspace.com/havok)
by hawkmp4
Tue Apr 27, 2010 5:17 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Rubik's Math
Replies: 9
Views: 1740

Re: Rubik's Math

Question a friend and I thought of and have been wondering about- assuming any configuration, what is the minimum number of faces one would have to see on a Rubik's Cube in order to solve it? Two. Moves can be used to bring pieces you cannot see into the two faces that you can see. You need two so ...
by hawkmp4
Mon Apr 26, 2010 3:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3408
Views: 794899

Re: What were your dreams last night?

The only thing I now remember about my dream is that for some reason I had Richard Branson's name written down on paper of some kind.
I had to look up his name to figure out who he was.
by hawkmp4
Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:30 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9357376

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Magnanimous wrote:Fun fact: I've probably spent over twenty hours on TvTropes, but I've never actually typed in the URL. Every time I get linked there from an xkcd topic.

I never actually looked till just now...I was linked as well.
I could be here a while.
by hawkmp4
Sun Apr 25, 2010 2:30 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The predictions thread
Replies: 18
Views: 2163

Re: The predictions thread

tastelikecoke wrote:sooner or later, Google will formulate an iPod like device that has the ability to access videos from Youtube (no prediction regards to comments) and, well play music.

Like this?
by hawkmp4
Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3575667

Re: Rant Thread - The Spites of Wraith

Whelan wrote:How can one person be in "dnt u hate all these racist groups" And in "Don't get your turban in a twist" and "Keep your BINDI on" is it just me who thinks that does not compute.

"The only racism that's acceptable is my racism."
by hawkmp4
Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9357376

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

I love Porcupine Tree's "Fear of a Blank Planet."
However. What kind of a name is "Porcupine Tree?"
by hawkmp4
Sat Apr 24, 2010 5:00 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The predictions thread
Replies: 18
Views: 2163

Re: The predictions thread

I predict that this thread will go off topic very rapidly.
I also predict that nothing apocalyptic will happen in 2012.
by hawkmp4
Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:31 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Piano - why is it so difficult?
Replies: 18
Views: 6548

Re: Piano - why is it so difficult?

The 'how' is more important than how much you practice. It's really good that you've learned this early. It can get frustrating for people new to instruments (I'm talking from experience, I've played bass for 10 years.) Make notes of what helps you and if you feel you're at a plateau, go over those ...
by hawkmp4
Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9357376

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

I hate administration and registration and switching majors and all this shit. I just wanna learn my maths.
by hawkmp4
Fri Apr 23, 2010 5:20 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9357376

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Magnanimous wrote:I just realized that "hypothetical" is derived from "hypothesis". If you're thinking about a hypothetical situation, you have a hypothesis about what is going to happen.

*head desk*

...Oh...
by hawkmp4
Fri Apr 23, 2010 1:41 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Exams you've actually enjoyed sitting.
Replies: 17
Views: 2662

Re: Exams you've actually enjoyed sitting.

I really enjoyed a multivariable calculus exam I took about a month ago. It was some of my favorites maths. I screwed up on the first two problems out of five and had to redo them. Out of 90 minutes to start with I had 30 minutes left when I started the second problem for the second time. I got an a...
by hawkmp4
Fri Apr 23, 2010 1:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9357376

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Fat Zombie wrote:
Briareos wrote:FT: finally got rid of facebook. I was never on there anyway.


...The whole thing?

Impressive.
We're probably better off without it. It just really causes me stress.
by hawkmp4
Fri Apr 23, 2010 1:25 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: "Scone" Pronunciation (Enhanced)
Replies: 50
Views: 10832

Re: "Scone" Pronunciation

Rochester, NY accent. Scone as in bone.
by hawkmp4
Fri Apr 23, 2010 1:20 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9357376

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Is convenience for the laser-user considered reasonable handwaviness?
by hawkmp4
Fri Apr 23, 2010 1:07 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9357376

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

If we're breaking physics anyway, can't we just say that we don't see the lasers?
by hawkmp4
Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:51 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9357376

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Hm. That is a problem. More research needs to be done. I need a lab coat and clipboard. Now.
by hawkmp4
Thu Apr 22, 2010 10:51 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 7745
Views: 778963

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

jahwn lemonjello wrote:Bathroom is pretty close, so yeah.
Oops, no I'm not an idiot who takes them home.
A towel?

Dishtowel 15 feet from here.
One of those toys that have all the pins, and you can put your hand or face into the pins and they retain the shape? Dunno what to call it.
by hawkmp4
Thu Apr 22, 2010 10:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9357376

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

I just got a sudden urge to grow 50 times bigger, and go on a rampage through Tokyo, possibly firing some sort of rays from my eyes. I've always wondered what ray-vision would look like. Say, if I shot red rays, would everything look red for a second, or would it be so bright that I couldn't see? I...
by hawkmp4
Thu Apr 22, 2010 6:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9357376

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

I'll even treat it nice if it can do triple integrals for me.
Where do I get one?
by hawkmp4
Thu Apr 22, 2010 6:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9357376

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Dasboard wrote:You get your own pet human?!

I want one too.
by hawkmp4
Thu Apr 22, 2010 3:13 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9357376

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Two would be nice right about now.
by hawkmp4
Thu Apr 22, 2010 12:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9357376

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

You, sir, name? wrote:
hawkmp4 wrote:Fjord?


He clearly said "Ford". Though I suppose he could be referring to Henry, or of his relatives.

'Twas a joke. Play on words.
by hawkmp4
Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3575667

Re: Rant Thread - The Spates of Wrath

Current irritation:
Teachers who give incredibly vague assignments without giving appropriate implementation of the data structures we're supposed to be using. AHHHHHHHH.
by hawkmp4
Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9357376

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Image

Fjord?
by hawkmp4
Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9357376

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Pretty sure that game was the only thing we used computers for in elementary school.
by hawkmp4
Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Writing Instrument
Replies: 82
Views: 16230

Re: Writing Instrument

Fountain pen. I'm left handed and pressing hard with a ball point pen or pencil really makes it obvious that writing was developed for right handers. Using a fountain pen keeps me from needing to press. It's wonderful! Besides, I get to pick my ink. Find me a ball point pen the has amazing, dark dar...
by hawkmp4
Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:41 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Planning to be a Math/Music Major
Replies: 19
Views: 2839

Re: Planning to be a Math/Music Major

Yes. Planning out your schedule and watching the available spots fly away in the wind before you can register sucks. So you should have several plans. I'm dealing with this now. It would seem at the moment that I just need to take a different recitation time, so not too much damage done.
by hawkmp4
Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:33 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Given that you have a brother...
Replies: 41
Views: 7817

Re: Given that you have a brother...

Me321 wrote:About 51.456310679611650485436893203883% chance that I am male.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sex_ratio

You tried to be clever but you missed the assumptions...
I think it's pretty clear that there's a 50/50 chance here.
by hawkmp4
Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I Shouldn't Have To Say This
Replies: 2609
Views: 396448

Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

"Over 9000" is not funny anymore! Yeah, when you've heard it OVER 9000 times, it kinda looses it's appeal. O RLY? ...sorry. Had to. I shouldn't need to tell my advisor that my basic requirements my university has for enrollment are fulfilled for natural science. If I'm taking physics at a...
by hawkmp4
Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9357376

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

People changing plans without any notice makes me anxious...
by hawkmp4
Tue Apr 20, 2010 3:26 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: College choice?
Replies: 22
Views: 3507

Re: College choice?

I'd just like to weigh in on class sizes- I interact with every one of my professors nearly every day. I made my 200+ person classes a whole lot smaller by sitting up front. Answering and asking questions. Talking to the professor after the class. Etc. It takes a lot more effort in a larger class to...
by hawkmp4
Mon Apr 19, 2010 3:46 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Piano - why is it so difficult?
Replies: 18
Views: 6548

Re: Piano - why is it so difficult?

I'm by no means an accomplished player but how I learn pieces is I learn, note by note, both parts. That way, neither hand gets used to playing its part without the other being there.
by hawkmp4
Mon Apr 19, 2010 2:33 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3575667

Re: Rant Thread - The Spates of Wrath

Nothing about pokemon makes sense. You accept the world of impossible physics as a necessity for the game to exist. Like in my intro physics course! I had an exam question that said to "Neglect air resistance, friction, and gravity." I crossed out "air resistance..." and replace...

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