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Riddle Me This, Batman! in General
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Nice thought experiment, *i. It took me a few minutes before I was convinced.

In the same spirit, here is a problem that confused me greatly several years back.

Joe and Bob go to two days of batting practice, Joe has the better batting average on both the first and second days. Bob has the better overall average after both days. How is this possible?

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"As our circle of knowledge expands, so does the circumference of darkness surrounding it." --Albert Einstein
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Some sort of re-hello to spiderweb? in General
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Special like the kids who ride the short bus to school.

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"As our circle of knowledge expands, so does the circumference of darkness surrounding it." --Albert Einstein
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Some sort of re-hello to spiderweb? in General
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Hi welcome back. I'm WKS, some believe that it stands for Weaponified Kama Sutra, but as of yet, this is unsubstantiated.

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"As our circle of knowledge expands, so does the circumference of darkness surrounding it." --Albert Einstein
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Free MMOGs in General
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I just started KoL recently. My user name is WKS. Please don't send me a urinal cake.

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"As our circle of knowledge expands, so does the circumference of darkness surrounding it." --Albert Einstein
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Abandonware in General
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How can you leave out Oregon Trail on Apple II's. I miss the "really floppy" disks.

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"As our circle of knowledge expands, so does the circumference of darkness surrounding it." --Albert Einstein
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Java programmer wanted in General
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I would have to see what is involved. I've taken a university level Java programming course with a lot of emphsis on GUI. I don't know too much about networks, though.

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"As our circle of knowledge expands, so does the circumference of darkness surrounding it." --Albert Einstein
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I'm a Runescape freak how about you? in General
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10 gp/essence, I think. It all depends.

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"As our circle of knowledge expands, so does the circumference of darkness surrounding it." --Albert Einstein
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I'm a Runescape freak how about you? in General
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Ah, runescape. The most joyless form of entertainment yet devised. Alas, I have felt the scourge of it's addiction, the mind numbing need to continually mine coal and iron, shoot arrows into chickens and deforest acres of pristine forest.

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"As our circle of knowledge expands, so does the circumference of darkness surrounding it." --Albert Einstein
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Other similar games? in General
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Try Mount&Blade.

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"As our circle of knowledge expands, so does the circumference of darkness surrounding it." --Albert Einstein
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Hey look! It's still the seventeenth! in General
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Meh, I keep on dropping.

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"As our circle of knowledge expands, so does the circumference of darkness surrounding it." --Albert Einstein
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Israel - Lebanon conflict in General
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Because everyone is against Hezbollah, while not everyone agrees about Israel.
Funny, considering Hezbollah got those rockets from Iran. Both Iran and Syria have a long history of supporting Hezbollah.

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"As our circle of knowledge expands, so does the circumference of darkness surrounding it." --Albert Einstein
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Chop Sockey, Your Favorite Bad Kung Fu Films in General
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I've seen Enter the Dragon, it was kind of comical.

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"As our circle of knowledge expands, so does the circumference of darkness surrounding it." --Albert Einstein
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Off the top of your head in General
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It's just you.

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Naturally, I'm sure this has been proposed before. in General
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Has anyone read The Dig by Alan Dean Foster?

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"As our circle of knowledge expands, so does the circumference of darkness surrounding it." --Albert Einstein
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Oh my God, you just can't make this **** up. in General
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Or he just likes to eat.

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Oh my God, you just can't make this **** up. in General
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I'd eat it.

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Off the top of your head in General
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For Once in My Life - Stevie Wonder
Carry On Wayward Son - Kansas
Élégie, Op. 24 - Gabriel Fauré
Fanfare for the Common Man - Aaron Copland
What It Takes - Aerosmith
Baba Yetu - Christopher Tin
Your Song - Elton John
What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
Goodnight Julia - Yoko Kanno
The Long and Winding Road - The Beatles

And so many more...

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"As our circle of knowledge expands, so does the circumference of darkness surrounding it." --Albert Einstein
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Posts: 536 | Registered: Sunday, September 7 2003 07:00
Your favorite video game company in General
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FFX-2 sucks. Songstresses my ass. If that's not the cheesiest video game concept I've ever heard of, I don't know what is.
But it's amazing when played under the influence of mind altering substances. Those Hypellos are nuts. My gripe with it was a lack of substantial moogle presence. Kupo.

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"As our circle of knowledge expands, so does the circumference of darkness surrounding it." --Albert Einstein
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Collections in General
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—Alorael, who probably still has those corks somewhere. He should try to do something productive with them.
I've seen realy neat bulletin boards (not the internet kind) made out of wine corks cut lengthwise and glued onto a piece of particle board.

As for my collections, I collect capacitors from broken electronics. I don't reuse them, I just like the way they look. I also collected Decipher's Star Wars CCG cards, until the license was taken away and given to WotC, who made a crappy game. Anyway, I have about 800 of those, including a couple that are supposed to be worth 30 buck and up.

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"As our circle of knowledge expands, so does the circumference of darkness surrounding it." --Albert Einstein
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Favorite Musical in General
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I can't stand Sondheim. My roommate is a Theatre major and I hear it way too much. All he does is overlap monotone dialogue and call it music. This is an exageration, of course, but the music has no meat to it. Other musicals that greatly bother me are Falsettos and A New Brain. And a million mor I can't think of. As for what I like, it depends on my mood. Avenue Q is great, as is Rent. Spamalot is hysterical. I like some of Jason Robert Brown's work, especially Parade. Weber has a place close to my heart, since I grew up with his music, especially Phantom and Jesus Christ. Les Miserables is another longtime favorite of mine. The only show I've seen on Broadway was Movin' Out, which is more of a musical review than a musical. I'm rambling here, but only because I have a lot of opinions on this subject.

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"As our circle of knowledge expands, so does the circumference of darkness surrounding it." --Albert Einstein
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Ghana knock US out of World Cup in General
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This is true. I can't help but feel bad for them, even when rooting for the other team. Still, I'm happy with the outcome.

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Ghana knock US out of World Cup in General
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There are few positions more favorable than being an extreme underdog going into a competition. If you lose, no one is upset, and you still get a great opportunity. Winning as a major underdog is, of course, the best feeling one can get in any competition. Unfotunately, most (but not all) underdogs are underdogs with good reason.

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Posts: 536 | Registered: Sunday, September 7 2003 07:00
Inventions in General
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And how will you make it only shoot at squirells?
I don't know that we have the capability to distinguish different animals from one another. It is currently programmed to only shoot blue objects. But that's because the really good programmers aren't working on it. This robotics club does some serious stuff, such as the DARPA Grand Challenge, as well as national UAV, unmanned sub, and unmanned ground vehicle competions, where they have to recognize complex obstacles and avoid them.
Our current simplistic setup works by taking the data from the camera and turning it into a 2D array of RGB values, the centroid of the blue values is found and the turret is moved until the centroid is in the center of the camera, which is aligned with the barrel of the gun. This is pretty much the most basic way imaginable to visually track something, and adjustments need to be made for situations where there are multiple objects in view, which confuses the above mentioned algorithm.
I can't tell you much more than that, since I've been working on the mechanical side of the project.

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Use A Debate Tactic Against Itself in General
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I learned them in my mandatory college speech course, Intro to Technical Presentations.

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Inventions in General
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I can't believe that I forgot to mention it, but I invented a device to retrieve snacks that get caught in vending machines. I also do some work in a robotics lab, where I'm working on a automated paintball shooting tank. It autonomously tracks targets and shoots them. The robotics club intends to use it to control the squirrel population on campus.

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