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C30N9
Anyone here wanna chat? August 5, 2014, 6:29 pm
I'm spending all of my time at home, either I roll the chair around, or work on a video game, or watch some TV shows, and sometimes have a walk by myself. I'm kinda bored. Anyone?
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baronofheck82
You do not exist August 4, 2014, 11:26 am
Lately I've been reading a lot about the nature of reality. As I understand it, reality comes down to this: All five of your senses: hearing, taste, touch, sight, and smell, are electrical impulses inside your brain. Therefore, how do you know that the reality you perceive with said five senses is really real, that this is the ultimate reality? You can't; it's impossible. All of you Doomworlders could be just a figment of my overheated imagination. But by the same token, I could be a figment of your overheated imagination. What is one to believe?
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geo
Walmart and how much we all hate it August 3, 2014, 6:01 am
Not sure if this should go in the Everything Else forum or this blog forum.

After someone posted his CEO was fired, I derailed things by mentioning Walmart, so rather than posting more Walmart stuff there, I'll post here:

I was sent to Walmart recently... same 2 lines open. The 20 items or less and the lonnnnnnnnnnnnnnng line. Person in front of me was getting chips and 2 other things. Gave a coupon. Wrong bag of chips for the coupon. So she wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwalked and found the chips then came back fucking 5 minutes later. I asked the clerk, can I check out? No the girl also had more than chips and its already processed. So I told the clerk, the fuck I can't, other clerks have done that for me. Oh but this clerk says she's new, so she called for help.

Help comes. Then the girl comes back WITH MORE THAN CHIPS. Tries using her coupon. Oh its expired. She complains, then a manager is called. Manager comes and says look you do this all the time these expired coupons. You've done it so much I know your name. We're not taking this expired coupon.

She turns to me and asks me for money to make up the difference. wtf?

The guy behind me was angry and say you better get out of here lady, no one is buying you chips. The manager just shook his head and walked away.

Chips were not bought.

Oddly enough this isn't the first time I've seen someone's expired coupon get rejected at this Walmart.
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Matt534Dog
(Slowly) Getting Back Into Mapping August 2, 2014, 5:18 pm
So yeah, I took my sweet ass time and made a map. Well, I'm still making it actually, and I think I'm either going to stream the process or display it in a Skype call or something. If anyone wants to watch and (dear god, please) give me some tips, let me know your Skype username and I'll add you.

Also, let's plays. I'm doing Half-Life and Wolfenstein 3D on my new LP channel, MrMoustachio. (It's pretty much my new online handle.) Since the commentary for Half-Life got kinda dry, I'd like it if a Half-Life aficionado could join me for the LP.
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40oz
itchy nose August 1, 2014, 9:54 pm
Here's an award winning thread:

almost every day I go into work, my nose starts to get itchy. I feel it on the tip of my nose and the outer parts of the inside of my nostrils. Its a lot like when you visit someone who owns a hundred cats and there's a thin coat of fur on every surface of their house and they just turned on an oscillating can. Its an infuriatingly annoying feeling and I only feel at work. As soon as I go home the feeling is gone. Theres no furry things where I work. I work in food service and the air isn't stuffy or anything, and I don't have any allergies, or a cold or anything. My nose just gets super itchy.

anybody have any idea what's up?
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gggmork
hi i sux at math [sizolved] August 1, 2014, 8:19 pm

price ounces

1.34 57.49
1.35 77.46
1.36 0.36
1.37 10.2
1.38 1.0
1.39 5.0


Say I'm in the poop buying business, because I need a lot of poop to fertilize my beautiful collection of carrion flowers. I buy 57.49 ounces at the price of 1.34, I buy 77.46 ounces at the price of 1.35, etc, as shown above.
What is the average PRICE I bought them all at. Like it would probably be closer to 1.35ish in this case.
My guess is like (57.49 * 1.34) + (77.46 * 1.35) etc... then divide that all by 1.365 (the halfway mark) or something???? Leik what do I do I don't know???
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Marnetmar
Incoming pubescent high schooler rant on math, abandon all hope all ye who enter here August 1, 2014, 7:48 pm
Why do math teachers suck at teaching math? In my book it's not an issue of not paying attention and then complaining/blaming everything on the teacher. Ever since the start of high school, I've had a consistent habit of failing at math until someone explained a concept to me in understandable terms, and then acing everything for the rest of the unit.

For example, I was taught that the definition of a linear equation is as follows:

1) F(a*X)=a*F(X) for every real number a

2) F(X+Y) = F(X)+F(Y) for every X and Y which can be taken as an argument of the function or the operator. These two conditions can be sinthesized in the following single one: CONDITION FOR LINEARITY: F(a*X+b*Y) = a*F(X) + b*F(Y)" etc etc etc

I couldn't understand a thing.

Then a trustworthy friend of mine explained that a linear equation simply doesn't contain exponents and doesn't curve on a graph. Aced the rest of the unit.
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C30N9
3.578 years on Doomworld August 1, 2014, 3:58 pm
I quit Doom.
I quit mapping.
I now discuss everything but Doom on the forums.

Am I growing up?
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Tuxlar
I wish I had the ability to do things right the first time August 1, 2014, 3:37 pm
...or at least not do them wrong the first time, ALL THE TIME. Well, almost all the time.

To be fair, I'm a lot better off than I used to be, in this respect. I find doing things outside my comfort zone is the key to improving on this, in general. Need to try branching out my interests more.




...speaking of which, am I doing this blog thing right?
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C30N9
Physics Problems July 29, 2014, 4:33 pm
1- A toy racing moves with constant speed around the circle shown below. When it is at point A its coordinates are x = 0, y = 3m and its velocity is 6 m/s i. When it is at point B its velocity and acceleration are (respectively)?



The answer is 6 m/s j and 12 m/s^2 i, respectively. I got the magnitudes right, and I understand why its velocity is in the direction of j. However, why is its acceleration is in the direction i?

2- Two blocks (A and B) are in contact on a horizontal frictionless surface. A 36-N constant force is applied to A as shown. The magnitude of the force of A on B is?



3- A 0.20-kg particle moves along the x axis under the influence of a stationary object. The potential energy is given by U(x) = (8.0J/m^2)x^2 + (2.0J/m^4)x^4, where x is in coordinate of the particle. If the particle has a speed of 5.0 m/s when it is at x = 1.0 m, its speed when it is at the origin is?

(Any relations between potential energy and speed?)
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