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offline Descent from the salt of Satan's sweat. (United Kingdom) on 2010-03-18 14:00 [#02372273]
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I got 81%, but it marked me wrong for putting n=p+5 instead
of just p+5, and I don't see how this is wrong.


 

offline atwood from The Library (United Kingdom) on 2010-03-18 14:24 [#02372274]
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so whats the answer?
im rubbish at sums.


 

offline Descent from the salt of Satan's sweat. (United Kingdom) on 2010-03-18 14:34 [#02372276]
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According to the website it is "between 28.5 and 29.5",
which I'm guessing is just poor programming, as that was the
answer to another question on the same page.


 

offline atwood from The Library (United Kingdom) on 2010-03-18 14:47 [#02372277]
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ok you lost me at the first .



 

offline Tractern from Brighton (United Kingdom) on 2010-03-18 15:02 [#02372278]
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I got 58%...

Maths is for stoopids, anyway...


 

offline Guybrush from the white room on 2010-03-18 18:15 [#02372331]
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i guess shoddy marking makes it more realistic


 

offline goDel from ɐpʎǝx (Seychelles) on 2010-03-18 18:44 [#02372344]
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because it asks "after" 4 seconds instead of "at" 4 seconds?
(i dunno, i'm with stupid on this one)


 

offline Guybrush from the white room on 2010-03-18 18:52 [#02372345]
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4 seconds after what

CASE CLOSED


 

offline goDel from ɐpʎǝx (Seychelles) on 2010-03-18 18:57 [#02372346]
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4 SECONDS AFTER THE SHODDY MARKING


 

offline yoyoyoyo from Sweden on 2010-03-18 19:28 [#02372350]
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LAZY_TITLE


 

offline Ganymede from Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius on 2010-04-11 23:02 [#02376177]
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I got a 96% on that...


 

offline freqy on 2010-04-12 03:21 [#02376191]
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ive attempted to add up all the words on this thread so far
and the total number is not 4 and not 8 also.



 

offline khrimson from the fridge on 2010-04-12 17:07 [#02376277]
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mathematics strikes back


 

online mohamed from the turtle business on 2017-03-05 12:23 [#02514594]
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still have that book somewhere..


 

offline freqy on 2017-03-05 17:31 [#02514603]
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i did not type that ^ who the heck types in my account?



 

online mohamed from the turtle business on 2017-03-05 23:56 [#02514621]
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welcome to the club


 

online mohamed from the turtle business on 2017-03-11 17:42 [#02515021]
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so i retrieved these three books

'Genesi e forma - Origine e sviluppo dell'estetica musicale
elettronica' by Gottfried Micheal Koening

'Godel, Escher, Bach: un'eterna ghirlanda brillante' by
Douglas R. Hofstadter

'Musicmathics - the mathematical foundations of music' by
Gareth Loy


 

online mohamed from the turtle business on 2017-03-11 20:51 [#02515029]
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i chose the first, but i gave up after a few pages of the
introduction.. interesting to read that someone has
theorized what actually happens when you sit in front of
your computer. the book, says that the goal is not to make
some rules to arrive to a strict model of music, but rather
to find the musicality in those rules, and that the whole
process in a marginal subject like music is in fact a form
of anthropology. this is awesome.


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2017-03-11 21:44 [#02515049]
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i really need to re-learn calculus


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2017-03-11 21:45 [#02515050]
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Godel, Escher, Bach is one of those books everyone has on
their shelves, but no one has ever read. i have it on my
shelf. i haven't read it


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2017-03-11 21:46 [#02515053]
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i'd say the brain is a consistant/incomplete system
suspended inside of an inconsistant/complete system. or
possibly vice-vera, or perhaps both, in thousands or
millions of alternating layers.

i also have the sequel to GEB called "i am a strange loop."
hof and i clearly share some views about delay lines


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2017-03-11 21:48 [#02515054]
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maths is my weak point unfortunate, i seem to have a poor
altitude for it. makes me wonder about genetics because my
brother is bloody brilliant at it


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2017-03-11 22:05 [#02515055]
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it really depends on which math you're talking about.
calculus drove me crazy, but i might have had a better
attitude if it weren't thrown in along with three or four
other (extremely difficult) classes at the same time, every
time i took it.

i love linear algebra, though. you know matrix
multiplication? how you have to rotate one matrix to the
side, then multiply; add up the columns? for some reason, i
absolutely loved that. usually i find that sort of thing
incredibly tedious.

maths i do not find tedious includes: algebra, linear
algebra, combinatorics, probability, graph theory... is
graph theory maths or comp sci? i figure it's the latter,
since i don't find it tedious


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2017-03-11 22:08 [#02515056]
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i know how important maths is to do anything remotely
interesting in science and programming, i just tend to
forget things if im not using them constantly, its not that
i dont have the capacity to learn stuff and concepts, i just
forget them really quickly its weird, maybe ive had too many
head injuries as a child


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2017-03-11 22:10 [#02515057]
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puberty had an odd effect on my mind, before i was in top
class for math and everything else, after puberty i went
very weird


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2017-03-11 22:13 [#02515058]
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i definitely lost all impetus for learning new stuff, im
lost in my own dreamland too much


 

online mohamed from the turtle business on 2017-03-11 22:24 [#02515063]
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how can you be a programmer without being good at math?


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2017-03-11 22:25 [#02515065]
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i've been reading flatland


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2017-03-11 22:26 [#02515066]
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i didnt say i was a good programmer i know just enough to
get along


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2017-03-11 22:28 [#02515067]
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also i can usually find a method or someone elses piece of
code to get something to function


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2017-03-11 22:28 [#02515069]
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how can you be a programmer without being good at
math?


given how he's conflating compression, compilation, and
coding in the space of a post or three i'm not sure he is
one

but, to answer your question: most of what i like falls
under "discrete math" and it's no accident that this is
about all the math you need if you're a programmer


 

online mohamed from the turtle business on 2017-03-11 22:31 [#02515072]
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what is discrete math, math that minds its business?


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2017-03-11 22:31 [#02515073]
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i didnt mean compression in the computational sense, i meant
in physically reduction the amount of paper that was in the
stack, and no im not a programmer in a professional
capacity,


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2017-03-11 22:39 [#02515076]
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DISC_CRETE


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2017-03-11 22:40 [#02515078]
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a shredder and a hydraulic press would compress your whole
stack most effectively


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2017-03-11 22:42 [#02515079]
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what blows my mind is that fourier series and stuff like
that was in the 18th century,


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2017-03-11 23:10 [#02515092]
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circa early 00's, i walked into a BJ's Wholesale Club and
hap'd upon an LED Ghettoblaster. it was blasting.

it was generating superbly cheesy animated bar-graphs of the
music's frequency content in realtime. it clearly employed a
sixteen-band FFT, at least. for $75 or something. i remember
thinking: "i wonder if anyone else realizes how amazing that
is, or the crazy math that stupid flashy crap wouldn't work
without."

it was a lot of DSP power to throw away on a cheesy gag in a
$75 ghettoblaster in 2002 or someth


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2017-03-11 23:13 [#02515093]
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I wonder if ET knew about it when he made he communicator


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2017-03-11 23:17 [#02515094]
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no idea, but he was clearly a reed ghazala fan


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2017-03-11 23:18 [#02515095]
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you know too much esoteric knowledge for your own good you
know


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2017-03-11 23:28 [#02515097]
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you know too much esoteric knowledge for your own good
you know


i have this argument out with myself from time to time.
like, when i'm making kanish jokes that reference a
45-second second segment from some dumbass 00's MTV show
that i haven't watched in years. i say: "self, why the fuck
do i remember this shit?" my brain immediately fires off a
dozen answers from weasels to emotional dynamics to flip
comebacks like "why not?"

why not? let's go with that one, yes... why not? because i'm
fucking drowning in this shit, giggling over ungettable
jokes i can never use, and it makes it impossible for me to
concentrate unless i spend at least two hours a day working
out, even then my life is still a mess because it's like
putting a cranky four-year-old in charge of your taxes and
accounts... why would any one want this?

why would they? let's gone with that one, yes... oh! being
dumb would be worse


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2017-03-11 23:35 [#02515104]
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do you have a mechanical keyboard? where do you find the
energy to type so voluminously


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2017-03-11 23:37 [#02515110]
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yes


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2017-03-11 23:40 [#02515117]
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das keyboard (blank keycaps, clacky) and elecom scope node

remember when i was beating the piss out of the roland
SP-303 in the burial thread? you better believe i take my
choice of keyboard and mouse even more seriously than i do
my choice of sampler


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2017-03-11 23:41 [#02515119]
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i couldn't find a footswitch on the market that satisfied my
requirements so i made my own

as fast as i can type, my brain moves faster. it actually
frustrates me how slow my fingers are


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2017-03-11 23:42 [#02515121]
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i think ive used the same optical mouse for a decade now


 

offline AMPI MAX from United Kingdom on 2017-03-11 23:42 [#02515122]
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u are all cunts


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2017-03-11 23:44 [#02515126]
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eat a hairy bollock


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2017-03-12 00:01 [#02515131]
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he's not wrong


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2017-03-12 00:03 [#02515132]
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im more of a dickhead than an out and out cunt


 


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