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by Zowayix
Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1873: "Email Reply"
Replies: 46
Views: 3938

Re: 1873: "Email Reply"

Oh god this is exactly me.
by Zowayix
Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1826: "Birdwatching"
Replies: 44
Views: 9014

Re: 1826: "Birdwatching"

I usually read xkcd in the morning on my phone, and it seems like most mobile browsers (tried Firefox and Safari) will just outright refuse to load in any way an image that's too large. You only get the two [|<][Prev][Random][Next][>|] button rows on top of each other. Maybe that's part of the reaso...
by Zowayix
Fri Aug 26, 2016 1:51 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Deliberately bad algorithms
Replies: 120
Views: 33456

Re: Slowest Sorting Algorithms that Terminate

Has worstsort been mentioned yet? Given any computable function it's supposed to generate a bounded-time sorting algorithm with runtime worse than that function.
by Zowayix
Wed Aug 24, 2016 9:27 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: The Pronunciation of Sudo
Replies: 88
Views: 32999

Re: The Pronunciation of Sudo

00cc wrote:SOOOooo...I'm curious - is the "pedestrian" pronunciation of Texaco, tex-a-cuh?
The difference there is that "do" is the full word in the acronym on its own.
by Zowayix
Wed Aug 24, 2016 9:14 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Firefox vs. Chrome: Is it time for me to throw in the towel?
Replies: 42
Views: 25891

Re: Firefox vs. Chrome: Is it time for me to throw in the towel?

I'm personally going to stick with Firefox forever for specifically two reasons: ⋅ Tab Mix Plus and Tab Groups add-ons ⋅ Add-ons on mobile Chrome by design forbids extensions from modifying the tab bar, so if I want 400 tabs open then I have no choice but to watch them get squish...
by Zowayix
Thu Aug 14, 2014 3:34 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0108: "Expensive Shoebox"
Replies: 151
Views: 60445

Re: What-If 0108: "Expensive Shoebox"

Haha, checks. I find it amusing how most Americans have no clue how backwards their banking system is that so many people have to use checks. Here you can't even *get* checks. I mean, what a stupid concept, a non-verifiable piece of paper that the user can write for an arbitrary sum? Can you say &q...
by Zowayix
Fri Jan 03, 2014 1:24 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Microsoft Excel 03: Is this formula entry shortcut possible?
Replies: 4
Views: 2484

Re: Microsoft Excel 03: Is this formula entry shortcut possi

Great, thanks!

Another related question: What if the operation I want to do isn't one of the basic ones, such as if I wanted to round each of the nine constants to the nearest 100? (So the values in the cells would become =FLOOR(628,2), and so on.)
by Zowayix
Wed Jan 01, 2014 12:49 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Microsoft Excel 03: Is this formula entry shortcut possible?
Replies: 4
Views: 2484

Microsoft Excel 03: Is this formula entry shortcut possible?

If I have a large block of cells containing constants, such as 628 318 537 179 586 476 925 286 766 is there a fast way to apply a certain formula to every cell in the block, so that they now all contain something like =628*$A$1 =318*$A$1 =537*$A$1 =179*$A$1 =586*$A$1 =476*$A$1 =925*$A$1 =286*$A$1 =7...
by Zowayix
Tue Dec 24, 2013 11:26 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if: chat thread
Replies: 103
Views: 66844

Re: What-If # 0076.5 Merry Xmas

I've always wondered what a insanely extended Mercator projection would look like. The North Pole would probably be pretty boring (IIRC there's no physically visible landmark there) but at the South Pole, how far down would you have to go to see things like visible buildings, people, dust particles,...
by Zowayix
Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1292: Pi vs. Tau
Replies: 124
Views: 25527

Re: 1292: Pi vs. Tau

To those who haven't heard about tau before, feel free to look up the Tau Manifesto.

Personally, I will always be an advocate for tau. Given how fundamental the circle constant is, I'm honestly surprised Randall apparently isn't.
by Zowayix
Fri Nov 16, 2012 7:37 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Miscellaneous Science Questions
Replies: 2853
Views: 559904

Paradox in "Twins paradox"?

This is the general form of the twins paradox: A and B are twins. A stays on Earth while B travels away at (let's say) ~87% of the speed of light, where time is dilated by a factor of 2. B travels for 10 years of B's time, and comes back to see that A is now 20 years older. From A's point of view, B...

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