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Exile 3 robbing the Anama in The Exile Trilogy
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What exactly does the Anama's tresure consist of? I have considered trying for it, but I figured the consequences would be too dire for my poor low-level party. :P

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-ben4808
Posts: 3360 | Registered: Friday, June 25 2004 07:00
For all you physics gurus in General
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No, I'm just trying to understand these important concepts for an online physics course. I would try to talk to the online professor or whatever, but I really don't see the point in bothering when I have all these experienced students at hand to help.

Whether or not I get the right answer to these particular questions has very little effect on my standing in the course.

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-ben4808
Posts: 3360 | Registered: Friday, June 25 2004 07:00
For all you physics gurus in General
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Back comes this topic. :cool:

The two blocks shown are released from rest. If the coefficient of kinetic friction between the blocks and the surfaces on which they slide is 0.20, what is the magnitude of the acceleration of either block?

Blocks:

IMAGE(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y286/ben4808/physics2.gif?t=1196122233)

So, for the block on the slope:

T = 2(umg cos(30) + mg sin(30) + ma)

based on the last problem we did.

For the block on the horizontal surface,

ma = T - f
T = ma + f
2(umg cos(30) + mg sin(30) + ma) = ma + umg
ma = 2(umg cos(30) + mg sin(30) + ma) - umg

Cancel out the mass and get the a's on one side:

a = -(2ug cos(30) + 2g sin(30) - ug)

Doing the calculations gives me -11.24 m/s^2, not one of my options.

What did I do wrong here? Once again, thanks for your help.

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-ben4808
Posts: 3360 | Registered: Friday, June 25 2004 07:00
For all you physics gurus in General
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Oof, it looks like UBB gnawed a little bit on some special HTML characters, Kel. I can still peice together what you were trying to say, though.

Thanks much for everyone's responses. You were all extremely helpful, much more than I had expected. I'm in an online physics class currently, and problems like this are made a lot harder without an actual teacher to get help from when I have a problem. Super-smart whiz kids on Spiderweb do nicely, though. :cool:

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-ben4808
Posts: 3360 | Registered: Friday, June 25 2004 07:00
For all you physics gurus in General
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I'm having trouble understanding the coefficients of friction. For example,

"The coefficient of kinetic friction between the block and the incline is 0.40. What is the magnitude of the acceleration of the suspended block as it falls? Disregard any pulley mass or friction."

Image of the block and then incline:
IMAGE(http://www.freewebs.com/ben4808/physics1.gif)

Thanks for your help, even though I know you are all disappointed that I haven't been contributing much lately. :(

[ Wednesday, November 14, 2007 16:18: Message edited by: Sturg ]

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-ben4808
Posts: 3360 | Registered: Friday, June 25 2004 07:00
1 in General
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I find much interest in this enormous complication of a base-4 system. I am assuming that

!... + . = !!

and

?!!.. + ?!!!... = ???!!.

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-ben4808
Posts: 3360 | Registered: Friday, June 25 2004 07:00
To whom it may concern. in General
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quote:
Originally written by Drythentor:

I don't remember any member called the Ur-Noob...
Except for me at one point. ;)

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-ben4808
Posts: 3360 | Registered: Friday, June 25 2004 07:00
Spears Questions in Blades of Exile
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Also, while we're on the topic...

I been playing Spears recently, and I decided to help the Sliths. At Seablaze Tower, I went into the battle before listening to Zaevess (must not have listened to the commander carefully enough). Was this a fatal mistake?

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-ben4808
Posts: 3360 | Registered: Friday, June 25 2004 07:00
Most in depth game. in General
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Ooh.

I know I spent a long time on the Exile 3 demo, but I never got to Day 160, so I never had to unexpectedly deal with the Tower of Magi, barring a few tasty rewards from Solberg. I was pretty sure at the time that after I recovered the Orb of Thralni, my adventuring was over.

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-ben4808
Posts: 3360 | Registered: Friday, June 25 2004 07:00
It Is Done in General
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*chuckles*

Well, are anyone else's implants feeling weird today?

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-ben4808
Posts: 3360 | Registered: Friday, June 25 2004 07:00
How long will this forum survive?? in Richard White Games
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Well, the unexpected longevity of this forum is pretty weird. Mariann says that it's going to be gone last Sunday, and that usually means it will happen, right? Has anyone heard otherwise?

Maybe RW is secretly thriving on the posts we make here and is using his mystic powers to make sure the forum survives

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-ben4808
Posts: 3360 | Registered: Friday, June 25 2004 07:00
Hello in General
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Now Imban will be forced to rate our new friend one star. :(

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-ben4808
Posts: 3360 | Registered: Friday, June 25 2004 07:00
Happy Birthday Alorael in General
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Yes, happy birthday Alo!

This occasion does demand cookies, but we want some of Alo's legendary cookies as well.

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-ben4808
Posts: 3360 | Registered: Friday, June 25 2004 07:00
Purchase only vista operating system in Tech Support
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Cool. My Vista came with my computer. However, I'm pretty sure advertising is not a sanctioned activity of these forums.

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-ben4808
Posts: 3360 | Registered: Friday, June 25 2004 07:00
Exile Trilogy for Vista? in The Exile Trilogy
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Well, sure Vista has gimmicks and adjustments that need to be made, but at least it looks cool and forces you to buy a powerful computer just to run it.

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-ben4808
Posts: 3360 | Registered: Friday, June 25 2004 07:00
How long will this forum survive?? in Richard White Games
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Until the great RW ceases to exist?

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-ben4808
Posts: 3360 | Registered: Friday, June 25 2004 07:00
Natural Disasters in General
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Well.

I've never lived anywhere where there was a good chance of any huge natural disasters affecting me. There was some pretty big fires where I used to live in Montana, but they all eventually die. There was one good-size earthquake that lasted about 10 seconds one night. It didn't cause any damage, but it shook my bed around a bit.

But yeah, that's about the extent of my personal natural disaster experience.

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-ben4808
Posts: 3360 | Registered: Friday, June 25 2004 07:00
Love Life Poll in General
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Profile Homepage #60
quote:
Originally written by Drakefyre:

15
17
15
18

All this coming from our resident 7-year-old. :P

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-ben4808
Posts: 3360 | Registered: Friday, June 25 2004 07:00
9000!!! in General
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Profile Homepage #19
quote:
Originally written by AaronC:

I bet I have the fewest posts per day average
Eh, no. You're beat by the throngs of accounts that haven't posted yet. ;)

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-ben4808
Posts: 3360 | Registered: Friday, June 25 2004 07:00
Hw old are you? in General
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Profile Homepage #32
17.126027397

Probably not exactly that, but pretty close.

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-ben4808
Posts: 3360 | Registered: Friday, June 25 2004 07:00
9000!!! in General
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Where is the exponential posting explosion?

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-ben4808
Posts: 3360 | Registered: Friday, June 25 2004 07:00
Why do I stuff the mailbox with such vigor? in General
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-ben4808
Posts: 3360 | Registered: Friday, June 25 2004 07:00
Dead Forum Walking: Epitaphs in Richard White Games
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Bye RW.

I haven't been here in a while, but at least I returned before imminent doom. :cool:

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-ben4808
Posts: 3360 | Registered: Friday, June 25 2004 07:00
Item list for Exile: Escape from the Pit in The Exile Trilogy
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I am not an expert at using Notepad (or what have you) to decode executables, but there may have been some items that Jeff considered including in the game, decided against it, and forgot to remove them from the source code. That would be my opinion.

Also, your link contains an unnecessary comma. Just telling ya.

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-ben4808
Posts: 3360 | Registered: Friday, June 25 2004 07:00
HI! in General
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Oh, dear...

Don't feel compelled to make every other post in this thread, also.

And this is all just making me look like a hypocrite.

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-ben4808
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