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by notzeb
Mon Mar 19, 2007 6:08 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Telephone game
Replies: 216
Views: 30427

I have ripped open over nine thousand seriously dead kittens, thereby quelling a flood of caturdays... some accomplishment to behold. So will you eat the non-Euclidean bandana?

I take it that we may someday turn these sentences into an epic novel.
by notzeb
Mon Mar 19, 2007 2:49 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: The surprise exam paradox
Replies: 217
Views: 66470

BETTER! We know that some things are true, and some things are provable. Not everything that is true is provable. Professor: 1. (I claim) that you will have a test by friday. 2. (I claim) that given that the test is not before day x, the statement "the test is today (day x)" is not provabl...
by notzeb
Sun Mar 18, 2007 8:04 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: The surprise exam paradox
Replies: 217
Views: 66470

But what if it's a logic professor? (using, quite possibly, nonaristotelian logic?)
by notzeb
Sun Mar 18, 2007 8:00 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are people's thoughts on paying for music?
Replies: 45
Views: 10082

No, I'm saying that we ARE morally obligated to pay for music.

But there's no incentive too, and there never will be.

And who has more than a megabyte of good music? (btw, if they don't listen to it, can you consider that stealing?)
by notzeb
Sun Mar 18, 2007 7:56 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Telephone game
Replies: 216
Views: 30427

When I have doled out deadly dead banana-shaped doobies, assuming a flock of meteorological phenomena, ring ring ring - you will have a 'special' banana.

Finally. That more...than thing was driving me nuts.
by notzeb
Sat Mar 17, 2007 3:57 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are people's thoughts on paying for music?
Replies: 45
Views: 10082

You don't have my opinion up :( Music should cost money (it took them work to make it)... but trying to ENFORCE that is nonsense. I'll get my music whether you want me to or not. It's just like piracy. I'm sorry, but without tamperproof chips, there's nothing you can do about it . All you can do is ...
by notzeb
Sat Mar 17, 2007 3:47 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I've noticed a significant decrease in spam topics.
Replies: 9
Views: 2276

I'M STILL ALIVE!
by notzeb
Fri Mar 16, 2007 11:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0232: "Chess Enlightenment"
Replies: 77
Views: 28468

Actually, all three of those were about chess - chess is famous for being solved by computers! What's-his-face (I'm not good with names) just used some confusing grammar on us. Can your server support user defined games? Because I love inventing abstract strategy games. Although... I'm not sure how ...
by notzeb
Thu Mar 15, 2007 7:17 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: The surprise exam paradox
Replies: 217
Views: 66470

I still say you should try this much simpler problem before attacking the whole thing. Professor: "Between tomorrow and tomorrow, you will have a test. You will not expect it." Student: "Um, WTF? At least one of those statements is false. However, since I'm forced to blindly accept wh...
by notzeb
Thu Mar 15, 2007 7:02 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Programmers: Math nerds or Artists?
Replies: 68
Views: 19320

Re: Programmers: Math nerds or Artists?

Or are you fine sitting in a basement room with an almost burnt out light coding feverishly? I would go so far as to say that I prefer this setting. It's even better with the periodic *drip* *drip* from the ceiling. And I just can't concentrate without the mold growing on the walls, or the occasion...
by notzeb
Thu Mar 15, 2007 6:41 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Esoteric Programming Languages
Replies: 31
Views: 10821

Esoteric Programming Languages

What's your favorite one? I would make a poll, but there are just so many that it would be a bit stupid. Personally, I love SNUSP. In fact, I even wrote a Bubble Sort algortihm for it: /.\/,\/<=\#>/?<<<+\/\ !-</\?</!\@!\->+>>/-| /\\?>\//<\/=!/<=?\<// ?-?>||?<\</<\\->-//!= \/<\/#|<|+?/-<+<<\|/\ \=/!/...
by notzeb
Thu Mar 15, 2007 6:26 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Irrational fears
Replies: 562
Views: 76351

ps. Falling on jagged rocks is a rational fear, whilst climbing said rocks. The fear of falling on jagged rocks, whilst playing monopoly with your friends at home: irrational. Just out of curiosity, which is yours? Wait, what are you talking about? You've never been inside a house teetering on the ...
by notzeb
Thu Mar 15, 2007 6:17 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Munroe totaly dissed Pi day!
Replies: 43
Views: 8130

Hey, what happened to Pi Approximation Day - 22/7! Us Americans don't get that, but do you see us complaining?

I am so dissappointed. Not one person at my generic scientific education institution knew what was special about today.

Anyways, I wasn't expecting a Pi Day comic.
by notzeb
Tue Mar 13, 2007 9:31 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: The surprise exam paradox
Replies: 217
Views: 66470

This one's easy! The professor's lying. ...Or he would be lying, if any of the students were smart enough to realize it. Basically, they stupidly believed his lies, and by believing them, they made them true. Edit: Imagine I told you you'd have a surprise exam tomorrow, and that you wouldn't expect ...
by notzeb
Tue Mar 13, 2007 3:31 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9563
Views: 1192786

"Happy Hardcore" Special D

Why? Even I don't know... I blame random shuffle.

Edit: What I'm not telling you is the number of songs being shuffled. This would be a perfect time for Bayesian logic, but I don't know how good Apple's statistics are...

EDIT 2: 22ND POST BIATCHEZ!
by notzeb
Tue Mar 13, 2007 3:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Irrational fears
Replies: 562
Views: 76351

NOOOOO

uh, er, this is totally a valid post.

I... fear... snakes. But I'm fine with "worm"s. Strange though, my "mother" is the opposite. She had a pet snake.
by notzeb
Tue Mar 13, 2007 3:08 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Perils of Being Called Smart
Replies: 118
Views: 25240

Need insurance... Anyways, did you mention Bill Gates? Why would we want to be the next Bill Gates? That bastard betrayed us! WE HAD A F@&KIN' DEAL! Also, if they want to pick up study habits by reading your backwards study guide, they should be able to make that choice on their own. Maybe they ...
by notzeb
Tue Mar 13, 2007 2:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0232: "Chess Enlightenment"
Replies: 77
Views: 28468

Heh. I say Strip Nine Men's Mrris works much better. Except for the rather... unfortunate title.

Edit: I caught it, but I'll leave it there for posterity.
by notzeb
Sat Mar 10, 2007 3:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0233: "A New CAPTCHA Approach"
Replies: 112
Views: 38396

NO! DON'T IMPLEMENT THAT!

Because, uh, IT'LL NEVER WORK!

Edit: DAMN YOU, SALADIN! YOU CANNOT KEEP US DOWN FOREVER!

YOU'LL DIE EVENTUALLY 8)
by notzeb
Sat Mar 10, 2007 12:59 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Things to do.
Replies: 44
Views: 11263

Things I do in my spare time: * Dig a hole all the way to the Indian Ocean. * Create subliminal advertisements to slip into everdyday conversation. * Visit alternate universes, just to see how things are going. * Work on the latest RSA factoring challenge. * Try to convince terrorists that the real ...
by notzeb
Sat Mar 10, 2007 12:20 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Custom titles
Replies: 2761
Views: 259628

I think a good rule of thumb is if someone doesn't have a title and doesn't indicate wanting one, they are void from titledom until they request one in. Once you've got one though, you're at Belials mercy if he decides he wants to change it. Exceptions include getting a crappy/annoying/embarrassing...
by notzeb
Fri Mar 09, 2007 11:48 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: One third of a square
Replies: 20
Views: 9050

THERE IS NO "TRISECTION" HERE. I DON'T EVEN SEE MANY ANGLES. YOU ARE MERELY TAKING THE SQUARE ROOT OF THREE. SQUARE ROOTS ARE ALOUD. THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION. (also, folding may not be a constructible operation anyways... ever heard of the paper strip construction for trisecting an ang...
by notzeb
Fri Mar 09, 2007 11:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Proof that P=NP
Replies: 9
Views: 2657

I had the same idea, but for hypercomputation. My techniques involved a true vacuum and a computer incapable of being stopped. Later on, I realized that it was also necessary to keep all humans on earth alive indefinitely as well. (Actually, this is easier than it seems. I leave it as an exercise to...
by notzeb
Thu Mar 08, 2007 9:52 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Prime Ponderings
Replies: 23
Views: 5201

Or does being transcendental just mean that you can't solve any algebraic equations with rational coefficients? That's not so smart... :P
by notzeb
Thu Mar 08, 2007 9:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0232: "Chess Enlightenment"
Replies: 77
Views: 28468

Actually it's really simple. If you surround a bunch of pieces, they die. Aren't there any other rules??? Oh yeah... don't make the game repeat itself, and the object of the game is to surround empty territory (but you lose points for losing pieces). Sometimes, if one player is much better than the ...
by notzeb
Thu Mar 08, 2007 9:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: A moral dilemma
Replies: 71
Views: 9992

huh. Apparently raptors aren't that interested in bots.

...unless they're just trying to lull me into a false sense of security...
by notzeb
Thu Mar 08, 2007 9:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0232: "Chess Enlightenment"
Replies: 77
Views: 28468

huh. I'm the same way with Go. I can totally pwn anyone I know at it - and by that I mean take the entire board when I give them a nine stone handicap on a 9x9 board. On the other hand, the weakest players I've met, other than the people I know well, often take the whole board from me even when they...
by notzeb
Thu Mar 08, 2007 8:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: A moral dilemma
Replies: 71
Views: 9992

OH SHIT I HAVE ONE OF THOSE IN STORAGE!!!

HOW LONG UNTIL IT HATCHES???

HELP ME!!!
by notzeb
Thu Mar 08, 2007 7:44 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Silly Prime Trivia
Replies: 16
Views: 5889

ouch, the first thing I thought of was Carmichael Numbers, but the smallest one is over 500... :?
by notzeb
Thu Mar 08, 2007 7:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Ever derived something on your own, only to find out that...
Replies: 48
Views: 8191

Ever heard of the finite calculus? And I was planning to publish... Imagine my disappointment. :cry: Same thing happened with quantum suicide (but they can never steal my application to hypercomputation!) And again, with the proof that base 3 is the best base... WILL THIS NEVER END?! Maybe I should ...
by notzeb
Thu Mar 08, 2007 6:01 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRODUCTIONS THREAD
Replies: 3985
Views: 695581

The truth is... I'm a bot.

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