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by clumsy_culhane
Wed May 25, 2011 7:30 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: "Missing Mass" in filaments identified by undergrad
Replies: 19
Views: 3713

Re: "Missing Mass" in filaments identified by undergrad

Offtopic: Hawknc you're at monash? doing engineering? Me too! (1st year Sci/Eng (mechanical)). Dr. Kevin Pimblett is one of my lectures :D
by clumsy_culhane
Sat Apr 09, 2011 5:00 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Photography thread.
Replies: 401
Views: 252514

Re: Photography thread.

Oo photography thread ! :D I've been doing photography for about 3 years now (started when I was 15). I started using the family's digicam, but then bought my Canon 40D about two years ago and since then have used a bunch of other gear that I've hired or borrowed. I haven't taken anything for about ...
by clumsy_culhane
Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:50 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Australian Vs. US Universities
Replies: 14
Views: 2147

Re: Australian Vs. US Universities

Hi Charlie, I'll try and give a different perspective, from a high-performing student that is now in a first year BSc/BE (Majoring in Bio/Maths and Mechanical Eng) @ Monash. I achieved an ATAR very similar to yours (99.55), and that meant I got a scholarship of sorts to Monash ($6k a year for the le...
by clumsy_culhane
Tue Dec 14, 2010 11:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Lighter bikes, not faster to commute on...
Replies: 21
Views: 3220

Re: Lighter bikes, not faster to commute on...

As others have said, its a horribly written article. As a cyclist myself, I can understand how the time commutes took would not be affected very much by bike weight, as stopping for lights, pedestrians etc slow you down a lot, so the small gains in top speed (gained my the better position on a racin...
by clumsy_culhane
Wed Oct 27, 2010 10:18 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Building A Robot From Scratch
Replies: 21
Views: 4229

Re: Building A Robot From Scratch

I would seriously recommend starting with Arduino or something similar as well. To my (untrained) eyes, it appears most of the magic of robotics is in the programming, not the physical aspects of the robot. So just starting with a bunch of servos and sensors already setup to work together gives you ...
by clumsy_culhane
Tue Oct 26, 2010 5:00 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: 2011-12 Applications Poll
Replies: 32
Views: 4336

Re: 2011-12 Applications Poll

Applying to do a bachelor of science and a bachelor of engineering (Mechanical) double degree, having finished year 12 by the end of this year. Very much looking forward to heading off to Uni :)
by clumsy_culhane
Mon Oct 25, 2010 7:04 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: VCE EXAMS! (and anyone else in australia sitting midyears)
Replies: 6
Views: 1532

Re: VCE EXAMS! (and anyone else in australia sitting midyear

Bump! :) Now only three days away from the start of end of years. How's everyone feeling? Personally I'm feeling ok about English and Spesh, a little unprepared for Methods, great for Physics and Chem, but I still need to do more prac exams for those last two. Good luck everyone doing exams in the n...
by clumsy_culhane
Fri Sep 24, 2010 8:31 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: cycling
Replies: 199
Views: 155838

Re: cycling

Hello cycling thread again :) Just a quick update, i've commenced training for the ride to Sydney, and so far so good. Me and a mate went for a nice 130km ride , avg speed was ~28km/h, and I felt not too bad afterwards :) New bike is an absolute dream to ride, I never would of expected the change fr...
by clumsy_culhane
Sat Aug 28, 2010 3:43 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: cycling
Replies: 199
Views: 155838

Re: cycling

Thanks for the responses guys. Re: spokes and wheels, I would of thought 20/24 spokes would be enough for my 77kg bodyweight. I'll have a look at maybe finding another set of wheels for the trip, but I think the hybrid ones would be unsuitable as they are really quite wide, and very heavy. Pic of ol...
by clumsy_culhane
Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:51 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: cycling
Replies: 199
Views: 155838

Re: cycling

Ahh I should have made it clearer in the post, we have at least one, maybe two people willling to drive up and back with us, so they will carry the camping gear, majority of food, medical kit, etc. Panniers shouldn't be required, just lots of places for water storage (one of those camel back things ...
by clumsy_culhane
Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:42 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: cycling
Replies: 199
Views: 155838

Re: cycling

Hey Cycling thread :) I was wondering if you could give me some advice in training up for a ride I'm doing in about 5-6 months. First, some background stuff. I'm 18, about 6 foot 2, 77kg, and I run heaps, as well as ride here and there (longest ride recently was 80km to a friends place on the other ...
by clumsy_culhane
Thu Jul 29, 2010 9:35 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: [Homework] (sodium) thiosulphate + acid Equations
Replies: 2
Views: 555

Re: [Homework] (sodium) thiosulphate + acid Equations

Thanks, Oh yeh they are backwards :S
Oops I missed the -2 on the left side of the second equation in my sick, sleep-deprived state :P
Mods can lock this now :)
by clumsy_culhane
Thu Jul 29, 2010 9:28 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: [Homework] (sodium) thiosulphate + acid Equations
Replies: 2
Views: 555

[Homework] (sodium) thiosulphate + acid Equations

Hi all, I was wondering if the helpful inhabitants of this forum could help me out :) We did a prac (year 12 chem) on the effect of concentration on reaction rate, and got logical, intuitive answers. In the write-up, one the of questions is : The reaction used in this exercise is: S_2O_3^{2-}(aq...
by clumsy_culhane
Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:07 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Imagining Dying
Replies: 79
Views: 9043

Re: Imagining Dying

I don't know whether this is entirely relevant or not.. but when I almost died from drowning, there was nothing, just conscious one moment, black the next. Not really any transition or anything. I'll elaborate.. (spoilered cause its maybe not entirely relevant) I was kayaking in a large river on a s...
by clumsy_culhane
Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:06 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: xkcd-ians Recommendations for Graphing Calcs...
Replies: 49
Views: 9100

Re: xkcd-ians Recommendations for Graphing Calcs...

I've been using a nspire CAS, and found it pretty awesome. It's a bit more intuitive to use than the 89, and does quite a lot more, and is faster, has a much better screen etc. But very little programming ability, which doesn't really affect me (final year of highschool maths).
by clumsy_culhane
Tue Jun 29, 2010 3:41 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The Official Running thread!
Replies: 444
Views: 178489

Re: The Official Running thread!

Yayyy! I've been having shin problems (shin splints) for last 6 months or so, and after getting a new physio, and doing what he says, I'm finally running without pain :) The last month I've been running mostly on grass or gravel, but I did 10.7km yesterday, mostly on asphalt, and today no pain from ...
by clumsy_culhane
Tue Jun 29, 2010 3:39 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: How many of you view exercise as a chore?
Replies: 47
Views: 11792

Re: How many of you view exercise as a chore?

It depends. Sometimes I just love to rush outside and do a longish (10k) run. Other times I struggle to force myself to do anything at all. A lot of depends on the outside temperature, and how much schoolwork I have :P But usally, I love it, its usually only that initial step of getting outside that...
by clumsy_culhane
Tue Jun 29, 2010 3:36 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: So I heard you joined Cross Country...
Replies: 3
Views: 1716

Re: So I heard you joined Cross Country...

I may of just agreed to go on a Melbourne to Sydney bike ride. We are planning to do it in 7 days. Its about 1100km. Then spend a few days there, then cruise back a bit slower (9 days or so). Getting that kinda endurance up is going to be hard, but at least I have 6 months to get it. But still.. ahh...
by clumsy_culhane
Mon Jun 14, 2010 9:39 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: TI calculators
Replies: 10
Views: 2825

Re: TI calculators

I use a TI-Nspire CAS, but I'm only in final year at high school (doing to the two top maths subjects, both heavy in graphing and calculus), so my experience might not be that relevant. I find it much more user-friendly than the 89, but initially most people think the Nspire's interface is a little ...
by clumsy_culhane
Fri Jun 11, 2010 9:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your Eye
Replies: 318
Views: 48143

Re: Post your Eye

May as well post this pic I took awhile ago :)

Spoiler:
Image
by clumsy_culhane
Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:50 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: VCE EXAMS! (and anyone else in australia sitting midyears)
Replies: 6
Views: 1532

Re: VCE EXAMS! (and anyone else in australia sitting midyear

Had Physics yesterday, which went well. Then Chemistry today, which I was really pleased with :) Only the GAT and a Methods SAC left then I'm done for the week.
by clumsy_culhane
Thu May 20, 2010 10:16 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Worst Dreams Ever
Replies: 100
Views: 15902

Re: Worst Dreams Ever

I've had some genuinely frightening lucid dreams. A few I can recall: One was when I was 15 or so, and I was having an awesome time, I was listening to the music coming from my mp3 player in my dream, it was awesome. I was flying around, then as I was perfecting the art of taking off the ground, I f...
by clumsy_culhane
Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:20 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Personal Records
Replies: 159
Views: 75146

Re: Personal Records

Hey all :)

Mix of stuff here, i did ergo for a bit while i took a break from running (shin splints).

5km Run : 17:45 (min:sec)
15km Run : 1:02 (hr:min)
400m Run : 58 sec (im really more of a long distance runner..)
5km Ergo (no slides, and im not a rower): 19:52 (min:sec)
by clumsy_culhane
Fri Apr 09, 2010 6:22 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Personal Art links: DeviantArt, flickr, etc.
Replies: 254
Views: 169419

Re: Personal Art links: DeviantArt, flickr, etc.

A brief search-fu on Flickr yielded this group for xkcdians which I think we should massively populate. I think it would be a great way to get some cross exposure from like-minded people! Hm, beaten to it. Seriously, go join! It's a pretty nifty group! ...also, I made it! And my presence has alread...
by clumsy_culhane
Tue Apr 06, 2010 11:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How Separate are your Online and Meatspace Identities?
Replies: 54
Views: 5466

Re: How Separate are your Online and Meatspace Identities?

Quite separate, just by pure chance. I have a flickr with quite a few photos of myself, and using parts of name in the username, and on here my username is half my last name. My facebook is just an extension of my real-life self, and I have no online-only friends on it. I guess I'm part of that new ...
by clumsy_culhane
Thu Apr 01, 2010 6:41 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Petition to continue the console as an optional interface.
Replies: 53
Views: 7245

Re: Petition to continue the console as an optional interfac

Great idea. Put my name down :D
by clumsy_culhane
Thu Apr 01, 2010 5:50 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: XKCD april fools - Unixkcd Interface (mega-merge)
Replies: 76
Views: 15325

Re: XKCD april fools

I dunno whether I'm allowed to say this, but look at the source for the CLI. Look at possible commands.

Edit: Adventure is awesome.
by clumsy_culhane
Sat Mar 27, 2010 2:11 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The Official Running thread!
Replies: 444
Views: 178489

Re: The Official Running thread!

Hey all, Just starting running again, after six months off due to really bad shin splints (Couldn't walk properly for a few days after run, took 2 months off running before I had no pain whilst walking or at night). During those six months I tried to keep up my fitness, as well put on some muscle. W...
by clumsy_culhane
Sat Mar 13, 2010 10:52 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Top 10 Artists
Replies: 248
Views: 165968

Re: Top 10 Artists

My music taste is incredibly varied, from anything with a guitar from folk and acoustic to death metal, and also some jazz and acappella stuff. So here goes (in no particular order) :) Between the Buried and Me (Prog-metal) Jose Gonzalez (Acoustic) Dave Matthews Band (Acoustic Rock) Opeth (Prog/Deat...
by clumsy_culhane
Wed Mar 10, 2010 6:08 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3075382

Re: Postify your facerity

Weird that my second post on this forum would be in this thread. But here goes (click for larger.. but who knows why you would want to do that :P) (self portrait I did a while ago, after a bad day :P. Only editing was colour balance..) http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4017/4358389751_0263feeeab.jpg
by clumsy_culhane
Mon Mar 08, 2010 10:16 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2413901

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hey all, first post here :) Am currently 17, male, currently in year 12 at Melbourne High School (Victoria, Australia). Hobbies include running (anything between 5 and 20k), photography (see sig) maths and physics related stuff, building/just general mucking around with computers, singing acapella m...

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