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by crazyjimbo
Tue Apr 22, 2008 9:47 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 3D printer is a step towards a self-replicating machine
Replies: 11
Views: 1965

Re: 3D printer is a step towards a self-replicating machine

I did a small internship at an local engineering firm who had a giant laser cutter for slicing up metal. It was neat as it came with a load of schematics to replicate replacement parts for itself as well. The most useful bit was the grating that the metal lay on since over time it would be slowly de...
by crazyjimbo
Wed Apr 16, 2008 12:31 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Subsilver versus Prosilver
Replies: 57
Views: 15957

Re: Subsilver versus Prosilver

I like the avatars on the left since when I begin reading someones post I can catch their avatar in my peripheral vision, or at least as I scan down to next post. With them on the right I notice my eyes constantly having to dart across the screen to see who is saying what. This is a bad thing. Also,...
by crazyjimbo
Wed Apr 16, 2008 12:13 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Manual vs Automatic
Replies: 101
Views: 7579

Re: Manual vs Automatic

We've done it. It's hard to police, but really, anyone who does drive while talking on the phone (without using one of those hands-free things) is just stupid and obviously doesn't care they are putting other people in danger anyway. Yea, we've done it too. It's one of those things where I never re...
by crazyjimbo
Wed Apr 16, 2008 12:03 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Manual vs Automatic
Replies: 101
Views: 7579

Re: Manual vs Automatic

I find driving a manual has become so second nature that it is no more 'manual' than turning the wheel to go round a corner. It's not like it requires active thought. That said, automatics aren't as common in the UK and I've never driven one. The idea of people driving while on the phone scares me s...
by crazyjimbo
Mon Apr 14, 2008 7:24 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: making tables in posts
Replies: 17
Views: 4033

Re: making tables in posts

This is no doubt a problem on my end, but other people probably have it too...

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Same thing in the other skin. It doesn't really bother me but I figured I'd share.
by crazyjimbo
Sun Apr 13, 2008 10:57 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Fourier Transform of an inverse polynomial
Replies: 3
Views: 2472

Re: Fourier Transform of an inverse polynomial

I've been doing a lot of similar problems recently, and the general method I have been using is to look at the integral around a semicircular contour between -R and R, into the upper half plane. You know the value of the integral for all R big enough by summing the residues of the zeros of Q in the ...
by crazyjimbo
Tue Apr 01, 2008 8:58 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Interwebular Designification
Replies: 5
Views: 1519

Re: Interwebular Designification

If it makes you feel any better, the competition site you listed looks horrible without javascript turned on - images mangled with the text and stuff. It's a small point, but there's no reason to make that mistake. There are loads of free or low priced premade website templates available from which ...
by crazyjimbo
Thu Mar 27, 2008 10:32 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Bloodpudding/Blackpudding/Bloodsausage
Replies: 19
Views: 1960

Re: Bloodpudding/Blackpudding/Bloodsausage

You mean you can do stuff other than fry it? I've always had it as part of a fried breakfast, and normally only see it for sale in precut slices all ready for your pan. Maybe it just Scotland. *see something tasty* => *Fry it!* (I've thought 'fry' so many times it has become a non-word for now :()
by crazyjimbo
Wed Mar 26, 2008 3:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Social Services Threatens to Remove Obese Children from Home
Replies: 71
Views: 6868

Re: Social Services Threatens to Remove Obese Children from Home

I don't see what taking children away from their parents will accomplish that an hour of exercise daily and a healthy lunch couldn't. But then Scottish school lunches are crap, and we could do with more forced exercise within school time. Suddenly being made to run a bit doesn't seem so bad when the...
by crazyjimbo
Mon Mar 24, 2008 6:44 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: GO weiqi igo baduk
Replies: 154
Views: 62360

Re: GO....

I play on http://www.dragongoserver.net/ . It is nice since games are not played in real time and so it feels more laid back, which I like. My username is crazyjimbo there and I would glady accept a game from anyone. I am still just a beginner although I have a basic grasp of strategies etc, and pla...
by crazyjimbo
Mon Mar 24, 2008 5:08 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Least Upper Bound - Axiom or Property?
Replies: 7
Views: 1280

Re: Least Upper Bound - Axiom or Property?

Thanks, I think I have a clearer view of what is going on now. The way I see it: In certain constructions, i.e. 'In one definition of the reals (as the complete ordered field)' we construct the reals by assuming a set of axioms, one of which is the LUB, or completeness axiom. In others, i.e. Dedekin...
by crazyjimbo
Mon Mar 24, 2008 2:24 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Least Upper Bound - Axiom or Property?
Replies: 7
Views: 1280

Re: Least Upper Bound - Axiom or Property?

Yea, I understand that there is no difference in the resulting reals. I also understand how axioms are equivalent to theorems depending on your construction. I just wanted to see some constructions in which the LUB was taken as an axiom so that I know what is being reference when sources talk about ...
by crazyjimbo
Mon Mar 24, 2008 1:36 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Least Upper Bound - Axiom or Property?
Replies: 7
Views: 1280

Least Upper Bound - Axiom or Property?

So from my various textbooks and Google searches it seems that the presence of a least upper bound is either taken as an axiom or can be shown from the construction of the reals. I don't really know what I am looking for, except perhaps some clarification on when it is considered an axiom, and when ...
by crazyjimbo
Sat Mar 22, 2008 4:49 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Tab Completion in Ubuntu 8.04
Replies: 15
Views: 1665

Re: Tab Completion in Ubuntu 8.04

crazyjimbo: Compile programs with bash-completion support? Surely you mean there is an option to decide whether to install the config into /etc/bash_completion.d. The compiling was in reference with to Gentoo, where you compile all the binaries yourself. I wasn't suggesting that any compiling shoul...
by crazyjimbo
Sat Mar 22, 2008 12:41 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Tab Completion in Ubuntu 8.04
Replies: 15
Views: 1665

Re: Tab Completion in Ubuntu 8.04

I'm speaking from Debian experience here, but I imagine Ubuntu is much the same. You should be able to `apt-get install bash-completion` which will set everything up nicely, rather than copying over the config files from your laptop. Doing this in Debian still doesn't let me auto-complete things lik...
by crazyjimbo
Wed Mar 19, 2008 1:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2850527

Re: Confessional Thread - Now with a new idiot!

ThorFluff wrote:What were you doing during the Chernobyl Accident?
I was Being Born beat that.


I was conceived a few months after Chernobyl, just as they had to start monitoring sheep for high radiation doses in my area.

I'm still waiting for my spider sense :(
by crazyjimbo
Tue Mar 18, 2008 11:42 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: She is the bell of [which] city
Replies: 9
Views: 1534

Re: She is the bell of [which] city

Anything other than Belfast wouldn't alliterate as nicely. Except maybe Belgrade.
by crazyjimbo
Tue Mar 11, 2008 1:44 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Last thing you said
Replies: 40
Views: 4157

Re: Last thing you said

'I think mine is too long' *sad face*

I'll leave it to you to come up with context.
by crazyjimbo
Tue Mar 11, 2008 9:38 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Supreme Commander
Replies: 218
Views: 16082

Re: Supreme Commander

Anyone want to organize a huge deathmatch? I wouldn't mind playing one, but I imagine "Huge" means 8 players, which could potentially take a very long time, and there is no save and continue in the game. And anyone with less than a Cray will experience major slow down. Unless they have pa...
by crazyjimbo
Mon Mar 10, 2008 5:55 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: BibTex help?
Replies: 2
Views: 983

Re: BibTex help?

If the reference isn't shown at all, you need to run latex on your .tex file, then run bibtex on your .bib file, then run latex on your .tex again. I'm not familiar with the TeXShop environment, but see if there is a way to run bibtex separately. If the reference is there, but when you cite it you o...
by crazyjimbo
Mon Mar 10, 2008 5:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Good Backpacks
Replies: 45
Views: 7659

Re: Good Backpacks

joeframbach wrote:...used it as a bear bag...


Wow. How many bears can you fit in it?
by crazyjimbo
Mon Mar 10, 2008 2:09 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: how many kinds of fruit can you list? goal= >100.
Replies: 56
Views: 12166

Re: how many kinds of fruit can you list? goal= >100.

As a kid, I applied my newly explored scientific intuition to deduce that fruit grew above ground and vegetables below. With most of the common cases it works, and for years I didn't question this. Every now and then the issue gets raised, and my first thought is what I though as a kid. I always hav...
by crazyjimbo
Mon Mar 10, 2008 1:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Good Backpacks
Replies: 45
Views: 7659

Re: Good Backpacks

I tend to go for backpacks that are designed for 'backpacking' and outdoorsey uses, as opposed to just ferrying books back and forth. These tend to be much much sturdier and better backpacks all round, they just don't have 'Nike' all over them and don't always look good. They are a lot cheaper, or a...
by crazyjimbo
Tue Mar 04, 2008 3:45 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Arbitrary status declaration!
Replies: 137
Views: 17392

Re: Arbitrary status declaration!

I am two peas in a pod
by crazyjimbo
Tue Mar 04, 2008 12:45 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Arbitrary status declaration!
Replies: 137
Views: 17392

Re: Arbitrary status declaration!

I am Spartacus.
by crazyjimbo
Fri Feb 29, 2008 11:31 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Ruby on Rails failed migration, binary data and PostgresSQL
Replies: 4
Views: 2920

Re: Ruby on Rails failed migration, binary data and PostgresSQL

I don't think the bytea type in postgresql takes a size parameter. In your query it should just say 'bytea' rather than 'bytea(51200)'. I suspect rails is adding this value because of the :limit you are adding.

Maybe move the limit enforcing to your upload code in your model?
by crazyjimbo
Mon Feb 25, 2008 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: overly bassy sound systems
Replies: 83
Views: 6578

Re: overly bassy sound systems

Prepare for SCIENCE! I measured the frequency response of my headphones and my speakers using the applet here: http://www.phys.unsw.edu.au/jw/hearing.html. Bear in mind that these results are skewed by how well my ears pick up different frequencies. Results spoilered: Speakers: speakers frequency re...
by crazyjimbo
Sun Feb 24, 2008 11:46 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Studying and Homework Habits
Replies: 17
Views: 2441

Re: Studying and Homework Habits

I find that I can't do anything when I have no upper limit on the time that I have to do it in. Like if it is 4pm and I know that I have all afternoon/evening to do it, I won't do it until late and when I do start I will have been thinking about it for so long that I'll feel unmotivated and icky. To...
by crazyjimbo
Sun Feb 24, 2008 8:35 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: My Maths Website
Replies: 0
Views: 1369

My Maths Website

So I posted this in the Maths Resources thread, but I figured I'd probably get more feedback here. I've spent some time coding a wiki type web application in Ruby on Rails with the idea being to provide a way of sharing mathematics, and in particular a collaborative way of working with LaTeX documen...
by crazyjimbo
Sun Feb 24, 2008 12:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: overly bassy sound systems
Replies: 83
Views: 6578

Re: overly bassy sound systems

So far davef speaks the most sense. I also haven't voted since none of the options work for me. How about 'I like lots of bass, just like I like lots of mid and treble'? In other words well balanced, and not lacking in bass like many sound systems. Also, I have a decent set of headphones and while t...
by crazyjimbo
Sat Feb 23, 2008 6:57 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: What is your favorite part of Math?
Replies: 15
Views: 4349

Re: What is your favorite part of Math?

This has been said a few times already but the parts I love in maths are the parts where things just 'click'. Not in the sense of understanding, but for those moments where you realise that this thing that are you are looking at is really just the same as the some other thing in some other field. So...
by crazyjimbo
Sat Feb 23, 2008 12:21 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Can you lick your elbow?
Replies: 47
Views: 6208

Re: Can you lick your elbow?

Not quite, but I can lick my nose :)
by crazyjimbo
Fri Feb 22, 2008 5:08 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: sound system noob wants to learn
Replies: 4
Views: 2650

Re: sound system noob wants to learn

My dad is a huge audiophile and he gets most of his news and knowledge from What HiFi . He is subscribed to the magazine version, but the website looks pretty packed with the same sort of information. Reading reviews of products in your price range (I assume you are looking to buy at some point) is ...
by crazyjimbo
Mon Feb 18, 2008 3:13 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: XKCD Scavenger Hunt (Caution: may involve leaving computer)
Replies: 416
Views: 51192

Re: XKCD Scavenger Hunt (Caution: may involve leaving computer)

Just to say I'm alive but busy. Will post points later. Ciao for now.
by crazyjimbo
Sun Feb 17, 2008 8:14 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Didn't see a blog thread, so here's my own.
Replies: 7
Views: 2027

Re: Didn't see a blog thread, so here's my own.

Gilly wrote:I also has blog.

And cancer. So if you don't visit it, you'd be being cruel to a kid with cancer. You heartless fiends!
Ooh, and it runs on Rails, too.


It's derailed.

blog.gillspatch.co.uk wrote:Application error
Typo failed to start properly"
by crazyjimbo
Sun Feb 17, 2008 6:34 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: XKCD Scavenger Hunt (Caution: may involve leaving computer)
Replies: 416
Views: 51192

Re: XKCD Scavenger Hunt (Caution: may involve leaving computer)

+16 Number3Pencils
+8 SoapyHobo
by crazyjimbo
Sun Feb 17, 2008 3:49 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: XKCD Scavenger Hunt (Caution: may involve leaving computer)
Replies: 416
Views: 51192

Re: XKCD Scavenger Hunt (Caution: may involve leaving computer)

Welcome to the first installment of 'What can James find around the house?'. Images spoilered for convienence, but I'm claiming I have the moon, a chair, a toy car, a light gun and a power tool . Moon (you can just make out crazyjimbo on my hand) http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/7770/dscf0...
by crazyjimbo
Sat Feb 16, 2008 5:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Everyday beauty
Replies: 86
Views: 8771

Re: Everyday beauty

Those leaves remind me a lot of Andy Goldsworthy . Now that I think about it, I would probably describe him as a master of everyday beauty. I have a book of his of lots of sculptures he did in my local area and I just end up sitting and starting at some of them for so long, they are so engrossing an...
by crazyjimbo
Sat Feb 16, 2008 5:05 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: XKCD Scavenger Hunt (Caution: may involve leaving computer)
Replies: 416
Views: 51192

Re: XKCD Scavenger Hunt (Caution: may involve leaving computer)

I would like ⋅  A girl sucking a lemon (no euphemisms!) ⋅  A euphemism ⋅  A photo of the screen showing someone's entry for this item* (Recursion ftw!) ⋅  A builder's bum crack ⋅  A stapler encased in jelly (jello) Good luck! * To get this one starte...
by crazyjimbo
Tue Feb 12, 2008 5:50 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: XKCD Scavenger Hunt (Caution: may involve leaving computer)
Replies: 416
Views: 51192

Re: XKCD Scavenger Hunt (Caution: may involve leaving computer)

I like games which affect me in real life. So I'm in.

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