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 Forum: Computers, Math, Science, and Technology   Topic: Mathematics: This Will Blow Your Mind

Posted: 29 Jul 2015, 6:20 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 1,813


The first time I saw this, I thought it was going to be one of those proofs where a false result is proven with the help of division by zero. Looks like I was wrong. Even after completing a math degree it's amazing how much mathematics there still is to learn.

 Forum: Computers, Math, Science, and Technology   Topic: Might build a computer, cannibalise old one

Posted: 06 Jul 2013, 8:01 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 4,366


I see now. I think your NVidia card should work, though I'm not so sure regarding the power consumption. You'd have to do some research or make a guess based on your current PSU wattage. Often times, GPUs tend to use a lot of power, as do higher-performance CPUs. For example, the AMD FX-8xxx are kno...

 Forum: Games and Video Games   Topic: Make a video game reference.

Posted: 05 Jul 2013, 10:09 pm 

Replies: 1,776
Views: 75,541


I never asked for this...

...this thread.

 Forum: Computers, Math, Science, and Technology   Topic: Might build a computer, cannibalise old one

Posted: 05 Jul 2013, 10:04 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 4,366


You should be able to buy an adapter that will allow you to use your 2.5" HDD in a desktop. Usually there is the choice of metal or plastic, and they cost 5 to 10 dollars. When I initially built my current computer I used two spare HDDs that were lying around, and one of them was a 2.5" drive salvag...

 Forum: School and College Life   Topic: Term paper

Posted: 03 Jul 2013, 8:27 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 1,191


I don't think you need to worry about any of those things. Many students don't decide their passion until a year into college. Many state universities allow you to enter without declaring a major. For the first year or two, you often take classes from across the liberal arts that allow you to narrow...

 Forum: School and College Life   Topic: Was Adjusting to Dorm Life Hard for You?

Posted: 03 Jul 2013, 8:15 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 10,977


Dorm life is a love it or hate it situation. At my university, it seemed that either your first couple weeks of dorm life defined the rest of your university social life, or that you tried to escape any and all of its stigmas and implications. I suspect this is a common thing. Dorm life can bring ou...

 Forum: Games and Video Games   Topic: Next generation consoles. What is your "strategy"?

Posted: 14 Jun 2013, 10:10 pm 

Replies: 48
Views: 6,821


My strategy? Major GPU upgrade roughly around the time the next-gen consoles come out. My Radeon 6870's already feeling slow, and it feels like I just bought the thing last year. I imagine with the Nvidia 700-series and upcoming Radeon 8000 series (if it is released) there will be some good price cu...

 Forum: Games and Video Games   Topic: Scariest Horror Game you watched or played

Posted: 14 Jun 2013, 10:05 pm 

Replies: 77
Views: 9,667


Just started watching Pewdiepie's playthroughs of various survival and psychological horror games. Slender, Containment Breach, etc... He makes them amusing and watchable -- I don't think I could play many of them myself! I found out about Pewdiepie's playthroughs since he does a great playthrough o...

 Forum: Games and Video Games   Topic: Boycott the Xbox One

Posted: 14 Jun 2013, 9:57 pm 

Replies: 66
Views: 4,609


I avoid all the console madness by gaming on the PC.

 Forum: Games and Video Games   Topic: Steam <3

Posted: 20 May 2013, 7:55 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 4,452


It's amazing to compare Steam's reception now to the backlash against it when it was required for Half Life 2. That being said, Steam was what got me playing PC games again. If I recall I joined to get Portal for free some odd years ago. PC gaming is an insanely cheap activity if you play older game...

 Forum: Games and Video Games   Topic: Metro: Last Light

Posted: 18 May 2013, 11:50 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 2,472


Probably going to wait until i upgrade my computer for this one -- it will also provide some time for the price to drop. Those of you playing on the PC, what video card do you have? Since Metro 2033 was known for dropping the fastest GPUs of its day to a crawl, I would suspect Last Light has the sam...

 Forum: Art, Writing, and Music   Topic: Album "premasters" that are superior to Remasters

Posted: 17 May 2013, 11:52 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 643


Is the question about albums whose original master is better than the remaster? Or is this about albums where there's an "unmastered" version floating around the 'Net? Unfortunately, "Remaster" these days usually means just make the original source louder. I haven't done many A/B comparisons between...

 Forum: Art, Writing, and Music   Topic: The Most Innovative Bands

Posted: 17 May 2013, 11:44 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 1,948


Yeah, I'd say the Velvet Underground also. The old cliche is that only a few people were listening to the VU in the '60s, but they all decided to form bands.

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Forex.

Posted: 17 May 2013, 11:39 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 1,372


Are we talking about things like forex futures contracts? something like that would be highly speculative and therefore risky. A lot of FX derivatives, such as futures contracts, were designed so that firms who had an obligation to pay in a foreign currency later could lock in an exchange rate now, ...

 Forum: School and College Life   Topic: Funny things you found written in textbooks...

Posted: 16 May 2013, 8:46 pm 

Replies: 22
Views: 17,957


Their Eyes were watching God by Zora Neale Hurston. We had some battered old copies of this book that seemed like they went through many a storm. On one of them somebody had crossed out God and wrote "Satin". Yeah, like the sinfully luxurious fabric, not the devil. For some reason this is the only c...

 Forum: Art, Writing, and Music   Topic: Post a book you're reading

Posted: 14 May 2013, 8:43 pm 

Replies: 3,946
Views: 283,039


A Random Walk Down Wall Street by Burton Malkiel. Apparently a modern classic in investing theory for individual investors; it's an interesting meeting point between theory (e.g. capital asset pricing model) and practice (e.g. tax considerations for individual investors in various brackets). Lots o...
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