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by The Sleeping Tyrant
Wed Nov 07, 2007 6:41 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Help me with guitar technique!
Replies: 27
Views: 2887

Re: Help me with guitar technique!

Well I've looked at the song a bunch more and I'm confident that it's in standard tuning and that it's not a powerchord. I can play those notes fine, the arrangement isn't a problem for me, but it's just that after I've finished playing each note the string keeps ringing... if I take my finger off ...
by The Sleeping Tyrant
Wed Nov 07, 2007 2:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Do you have a bowler?
Replies: 57
Views: 3878

Re: Do you have a bowler?

Rodan wrote:I have... a suspicious lack of good hats.
Even though I really like hats.
odd.

This is my situation described in a nutshell.

But I shall remedy this. My next purchase shall be a bowler, if I find one. In fact, I'm going to begin actively searching now.
by The Sleeping Tyrant
Wed Nov 07, 2007 1:59 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Factoring Quadratics into Binomials
Replies: 36
Views: 6198

Re: Factoring Binomials

Tyrant: look up there ^ I saw it, and in fact the method described up there is how I do it personally (or at least was before I learned the factor theorem). However, for some people who aren't necessarily so strong at factoring in the first place, setting it up as a ratio where all you have to worr...
by The Sleeping Tyrant
Wed Nov 07, 2007 1:30 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Factoring Quadratics into Binomials
Replies: 36
Views: 6198

Re: Factoring Binomials

One way I was taught to factor ax 2 + bx + c was to find the two numbers k and l such that kl = ac and k + l = b, and then set up a pair of ratios (a:k and a:l). When you reduce the ratios to lowest form, they give (or so I've been taught) the coefficients of the factors. So, for example: Start with...
by The Sleeping Tyrant
Wed Nov 07, 2007 1:12 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Help me with guitar technique!
Replies: 27
Views: 2887

Re: Help me with guitar technique!

Maybe this space would be appropriate in which for me to post a question of my own. A song I am playing requires me to play this chord very quickly: ----------------------------- ---2------------------------- ----------------------------- ----------------------------- ----------------------------- ...
by The Sleeping Tyrant
Mon Nov 05, 2007 8:59 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Nanowrimo?
Replies: 252
Views: 17231

Re: Nanowrimo?

bookishbunny wrote:At the end of yesterday (day 4) I was around 700 words. Let's here it for underachievers! Woot!


That's about where I am right now. Yay for last minute rushes to finish something that really probably won't get finished ever! Yay I say!
by The Sleeping Tyrant
Mon Nov 05, 2007 4:38 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: xkcd nominated for best comic strip...vote!
Replies: 46
Views: 2785

Re: xkcd nominated for best comic strip...vote!

I hate to say this, but I actually voted for Girl Genius instead.

Please don't kill me! :cry:
by The Sleeping Tyrant
Mon Nov 05, 2007 1:51 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Hotness of instruments?
Replies: 147
Views: 11908

Re: Hotness of instruments?

everyone who wants to be cool plays guitar. Yar. This is true. Which makes it sad for guitar players who actually like the instrument. On the other hand, 7+ string guitars are just freaking hot. (Actually, this reminds me of this video on youtube of a guy playing the Mario theme on a 10 string bass...
by The Sleeping Tyrant
Thu Nov 01, 2007 8:09 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Nanowrimo?
Replies: 252
Views: 17231

Re: Nanowrimo?

I'm doing this. I think I'm going to either really enjoy this, or go mad.

All I have so far is the general idea though. I got the idea from this.
by The Sleeping Tyrant
Thu Nov 01, 2007 2:19 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Has Anyone Ever Mistaken You for High? (When You Weren't.)
Replies: 69
Views: 6519

Re: Has Anyone Ever Mistaken You for High? (When You Weren't.)

At school one day, I was walking through the halls and some kid just looked at me and said, "You're a stoner man." "No, I'm not." "Yes you are man." Now, I appreciate that I do look like someone who does drugs, and I do look perpetually stoned. Still, you'd think I'd kn...
by The Sleeping Tyrant
Wed Oct 31, 2007 1:30 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: (Post Your) Incredible Poems (Here!)
Replies: 544
Views: 262738

Re: (Post Your) Incredible Poems (Here!)

bbctol wrote:Showing up without a poem! Just to compliment Jesster's friggin amazing one. Holy crap. Plus, raptor-points.


QFT!

Jesster, I give you a metaphorical standing ovation.
by The Sleeping Tyrant
Sun Oct 28, 2007 10:28 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Urban dead (GRAAAH!!!)
Replies: 444
Views: 42406

Re: Urban dead (zombieeeeees)

Bwahahahahhaha! I finally leveled up. And now have Brain Rot. No more unwanted revivs for me. :D
by The Sleeping Tyrant
Sun Oct 28, 2007 10:24 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Farscape
Replies: 119
Views: 17025

Re: Farscape

I really liked this show. I've been meaning to get the DVDs, but I say that about a lot of other shows (B5, Stargate, Battlestar Galactica, etc.). I've seen a few episodes sprinkled from across the series, and really want to watch it from the beginning now. I'll agree that it was really well written...
by The Sleeping Tyrant
Mon Oct 22, 2007 1:27 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2864355

Re: Confessional Thread

Confession: I went to a party yesterday where I met a few nice people. I liked these people more than most of the people I regularly hang out with. Confession: One of my friends decided to draw Kirby on my jeans, and I just let her. So now I have a drawing of Kirby on my pants. And it is awesome. Ed...
by The Sleeping Tyrant
Sat Oct 20, 2007 4:14 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Small one-frame comic
Replies: 2
Views: 1781

Re: Small one-frame comic

Hehe, I like this a lot.

It's... uhm... I can't really think of the word. Kind of like a cross between cute, whimsical, and surreal? I don't know. I'm probably using at least one of those three words wrong anyway.

Still! I like it very much. Put a smile on my face.
by The Sleeping Tyrant
Fri Oct 19, 2007 10:48 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Urban dead (GRAAAH!!!)
Replies: 444
Views: 42406

Re: Urban dead (zombieeeeees)

Arggggh, some jackass came and revived me last night. I wanted to eat braaaaaains.

Now I'm barricaded in some church with some people. I have no skills and a metal pipe. Joyous day.
by The Sleeping Tyrant
Thu Oct 18, 2007 12:06 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: How do you read?
Replies: 136
Views: 22741

Re: How do you read?

I hear everything I read in a voice I've come to distinguish as mine. Ie, whenever I think, this same voice is what I hear. It's probably pretty equivalent to actual speech, in that it uses pitch and has a definite timbre.
by The Sleeping Tyrant
Mon Oct 15, 2007 1:24 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Students who can't/won't learn
Replies: 95
Views: 8510

Re: Students who can't learn

I don't consider giving a student a table of integrals and telling them to memorize it proper coverage of calculus. Are you in the same class as The Sleeping Tyrant? He/she/it most certainly is not. Integration isn't covered at the high school level in Ontario. Amicitia, if you've had teachers who'...
by The Sleeping Tyrant
Mon Oct 15, 2007 12:53 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Students who can't/won't learn
Replies: 95
Views: 8510

Re: Students who can't learn

I don't consider giving a student a table of integrals and telling them to memorize it proper coverage of calculus. Are you in the same class as The Sleeping Tyrant? He/she/it most certainly is not. Integration isn't covered at the high school level in Ontario. Amicitia, if you've had teachers who'...
by The Sleeping Tyrant
Mon Oct 15, 2007 12:50 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Teachers that CAN teach!
Replies: 69
Views: 8562

Re: Teachers that CAN teach!

I r teh jealous! Most of my teachers were there to slog through the day and collect a paycheck. Several have been very vocal about the fact that they get paid no matter how many kids fail. Oh, wow. Maybe I've just been really lucky then. I've never had a teacher who was just there to collect the pa...
by The Sleeping Tyrant
Mon Oct 15, 2007 12:39 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Uh-oh. It's a Youtube party and you're up next. What do you show 'em?
Replies: 2152
Views: 750092

Re: Something on Youtube

All heil das TECHNOVIKING!!!
by The Sleeping Tyrant
Mon Oct 15, 2007 12:29 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Students who can't/won't learn
Replies: 95
Views: 8510

Re: Students who can't learn

Also, not listening in class can often increase your grade. For who exactly? Please, I'd like you to give an example of this. English, political science, economics, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus and linear algebra for a start. I can't stand the cookbook methods teachers use. Are those t...
by The Sleeping Tyrant
Mon Oct 15, 2007 12:24 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Teachers that CAN teach!
Replies: 69
Views: 8562

Re: Teachers that CAN teach!

he encouraged creativity (I was shocked, too!) You mean to say most English teacher's don't? Ho shi- My world is shattered. I've only had one English teacher who hasn't encouraged the class to be creative. My history teacher is the absolute most awesome teacher who ever did exist. Not only does the...
by The Sleeping Tyrant
Mon Oct 15, 2007 12:12 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Students who can't/won't learn
Replies: 95
Views: 8510

Re: Students who can't learn

I'm in that class right now too. Although it's not very difficult for you or I, or other math-brained individuals, it probably is for others who genuinely have to try to get their math marks. It's assholes like those you speak of that ruin things for them. I've actually already been through the cla...
by The Sleeping Tyrant
Sun Oct 14, 2007 11:41 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Students who can't/won't learn
Replies: 95
Views: 8510

Students who can't/won't learn

We should have a thread for students who can't learn :) Don't mind if I do! This year, in Ontario, they implemented two new grade 12 university prep math courses as part of a plan to revise the math curriculum. They took the old calculus and geometry/algebra courses and split them into Advanced Fun...
by The Sleeping Tyrant
Sun Oct 14, 2007 4:28 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Teachers that cannot teach
Replies: 473
Views: 70129

Re: Teachers that cannot teach

My calculus teacher is pretty bad in that she can't explain anything. She teaches the lesson, then has over half the class complaining that they didn't understand it. She also goes off on tangents But tangents is what differential calculus is all about! Indeed. And I would have no problems with it ...
by The Sleeping Tyrant
Sat Oct 13, 2007 11:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3082742

Re: Back to post yo' face

Robin S wrote:
The Sleeping Tyrant wrote:I imagine the hat guy is smiling as he makes the cut.
I imagine him with a perfectly straight face.


Yeah, I just assumed that the hat guy would have been pleased to have the opportunity to inflict that much harm on an idiot.
by The Sleeping Tyrant
Sat Oct 13, 2007 8:51 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: How much has your post count gone down?
Replies: 49
Views: 5656

Re: How much has your post count gone down?

I only lost 100 some-odd. I could of sworn I posted in here more.
by The Sleeping Tyrant
Sat Oct 13, 2007 11:51 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3082742

Re: Back to post yo' face

scowdich wrote:Taken today, whilst posing randomly with sharp objects:


Does this remind anyone else of this? I imagine the hat guy is smiling as he makes the cut.
by The Sleeping Tyrant
Sat Oct 13, 2007 4:01 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Teachers that cannot teach
Replies: 473
Views: 70129

Re: Teachers that cannot teach

My calculus teacher is pretty bad in that she can't explain anything. She teaches the lesson, then has over half the class complaining that they didn't understand it. She also goes off on tangents and starts talking about the stuff they'll learn later when it has no bearing on what they're doing now...
by The Sleeping Tyrant
Fri Oct 12, 2007 11:09 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: 10,000 ways to save the world
Replies: 54
Views: 6408

Re: 10,000 ways to save the world

SoapyHobo wrote:#31: Stop selling tophats and monocles


#41: Ignore this man!

#42: Make tophats and monocles mandatory.
by The Sleeping Tyrant
Wed Oct 10, 2007 3:58 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Poem Game
Replies: 92
Views: 10283

Re: Poem Game

Whatever stops that image
from ruining your day.

It's too late, isn't it?
Your mind is shattered,
by The Sleeping Tyrant
Wed Oct 10, 2007 3:53 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Make-your-own game!
Replies: 52
Views: 4387

Re: Make-your-own game!

Rule #5: It is surprisingly absorbant.

Toilet paper


And yes, it will survive the standing, as long as there is no grinding going on.
by The Sleeping Tyrant
Tue Oct 09, 2007 4:27 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Maltreatment of books
Replies: 42
Views: 6207

Re: Maltreatment of books

I don't dog ear. Never got into that habit; I actually write the page number down or remember it, or remember the chapter and skim back to where I was from memory. I don't write/highlight anything. I'm too busy reading to think of doing that. As for spine bending? I do it and have no qualms about do...
by The Sleeping Tyrant
Tue Oct 09, 2007 3:29 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: 10,000 ways to save the world
Replies: 54
Views: 6408

Re: 10,000 ways to save the world

#14: Declare that the world you are attempting to save is not the one you live on, but instead a desolate rock somewhere out in space that has nigh 0 chance of being destroyed within your lifetime. Then, declare it saved.
by The Sleeping Tyrant
Tue Oct 09, 2007 3:23 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Good, easily understandable books
Replies: 9
Views: 4054

Good, easily understandable books

In short, I'm looking for easy to understand books from which to learn basic university level (strange request? I mean something like an introduction to- class, or just above that ) calculus, set theory, number theory, linear algebra, and geometry. I've already been through some basics of all of the...
by The Sleeping Tyrant
Tue Oct 09, 2007 2:20 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Zeppelins: Why we love them.
Replies: 88
Views: 7037

Re: Zeppelins: Why we love them.

One of my dreams is to one day own (at least partially) my own airship. Rigid or semi-rigid, just not a damn blimp. More importantly, I want to be part of building it. Most important, though, is that I want it to be something I can live on for large periods of time without having to land. I blame my...
by The Sleeping Tyrant
Tue Oct 09, 2007 1:31 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: This blows my mind!
Replies: 311
Views: 33661

Re: This blows my mind!

I've seen her spinning both ways (counter first), but the shadow did nothing for me. When I looked at it, it was doing exactly what a shadow should.

No, it was her right arm (and the odd positioning thereof) that allowed me to change between clockwise and counter-.
by The Sleeping Tyrant
Mon Oct 08, 2007 2:24 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: my personal hatchet to grammars! (what's yours?)
Replies: 28
Views: 4571

Re: my personal hatchet to grammars! (what's yours?)

Just a note: it is not incorrect to pluralize "grammar". After all, there are multiple languages, and each has its own grammar. So you can talk about the different grammars of the world. You can even talk about different grammars (say, formal and informal) of English. I'm well aware that ...
by The Sleeping Tyrant
Sun Oct 07, 2007 2:27 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Stuff that pisses {you, me} off
Replies: 111
Views: 8885

Re: Stuff that pisses {you, me} off

If they aren't awesome in some other respect, I get bored. See, I have no problem with someone going "this is boring, so I don't like it/ it's not worth my time". That's something I agree with. The problem I have is when people use "too mainstream" as a replacement for boring, a...

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