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#31
Wow, that sounds intense, glad you made it to land in one piece
#32
That is AWESOME!
#33
THE MATLABRIX

HYPNOTOAD (BETA)
#34
Quote from: The Good Reverend Roger on February 09, 2012, 12:26:42 AM
Quote from: Iptuous on February 09, 2012, 12:13:10 AM
the term makes me think of Maude from the Big Lebowski.
Is BH Gone For Good™ now?

If you don't spell out his whole name, I think so.

Or say his name 3 times while looking in a mirror
#35
I think he's got a little crush on us.
#36
Quote from: Triple Zero on February 06, 2012, 10:47:43 PM

Curious, what sort of queries do you use WA for?


I really like WA, I use it when I really get stuck on some difficult integrals. Also it is fun (and relatively easy) to compare various demographic statistics.

(also did you see the TedTalk by the creator? It was pretty cool)
#37
Fuck (too obvious)
The Aristocrats

From Dusk Till Dawn
#38
Oh, also I forgot to add before, that even discounting the equations problem, I never wanted to take my old laptop to lectures anyway because of my note taking style. When I take notes it isn't just one line after another, I often put asides off in corners, draw lots of arrows, and use sub points, which is possible on a laptop, but more difficult.
#39
I can see the usefulness of them, but I've never really used them, even when I did have a laptop I mainly just left it at home. In lectures I always take notes on paper, but then again my topics are very math intensive, so I have to write down a lot of equations, which are a pain in the ass on computers. When I do want to do some research/write a paper at uni I mainly go to the library, or the the physics department. But they have lots of computers there, if they didn't have as many computers I probably would have gotten a laptop to take to uni.

Oh, and that said I also do use my netbook occasionally when I'm on the train off to a different city, mainly for reading my teachers' online lecture notes.

Quote from: Nigel on February 05, 2012, 05:51:40 PM
It would also be nice to have my textbooks on it instead of carrying them around getting them ruined in the rain.

I got a Kindle for that, this year, uni has started back yet though, so I haven't really looked too much into textbooks yet. Also, that said a kindle vs an iPad would depend on your type of textbooks, over the past 4 years 90% of my textbooks were black and white, but other subjects may use much more colour, for which an iPad would be much better. (just an aside that)

Apples new iBook2 program looks good for that as well:
http://www.planetinsane.com/apple-offers-new-digital-textbooks-with-ibooks-2/2627183/
#40
I haven't read that much on memetics, but perhaps an interesting book would be the Selfish Gene (by Richard Dawkins) while most of it is based on genetics, the final chapter is where Dawkins coined the term meme, and examines how memes replicate in a very similar to genes. It is also an interesting read in general, and you don't need to know much biology. But I guess it depends how in depth you want to examine the subject.
#41
Two vast and trunkless legs of stone / Re: Spagbook
February 05, 2012, 01:29:59 AM
When I first glanced at the first picture, I thought "wait, I thought Roger was in the marines, not the navy"
#42
Quote from: ZL 'Kai' Burington, M.S. on February 04, 2012, 07:56:56 PM


Right now, I'm thinking ad hoc ergo propter hoc, but I still haven't seen the rest. I know already from the links in the OP that there is no mathematics in this article, so I'm expecting the explaination to be using the terms he defined in the introduction.

After having a quick look at those links this is troubling. I mean, I can't really see how you could even start to discuss some of the things he claims to explain without maths. I hope this isn't the tone that this new journal is setting itself, but either way they just screwed up big time.
#43
Two vast and trunkless legs of stone / Re: HEY!
February 03, 2012, 01:15:05 PM
Quote from: Fuck You One-Eye on February 03, 2012, 01:13:09 PM
I wouldn't expect such obvious large-scale Lo5-ing from this crowd.

Also, this
#44
Two vast and trunkless legs of stone / Re: HEY!
February 03, 2012, 01:14:18 PM
Quote from: Fuck You One-Eye on February 03, 2012, 01:12:09 PM
So fuck all this "OH ITS FEBRUARY WOE IS ME" nonsense.

I agree, my Februaries are usually pretty alright (not to rub it in or anything)
#45
 :lulz:
Oh god, that Star Trek one is perfect