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Status Updates posted by Fredrik

  1. Status updates, how do they work? Well, testing testing 1-2-3, it's my annual birthday again. Hooray and stuff.

    1. Gothic


      happy birthday

  2. You may now all call me Dr. Fredrik.

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    2. dg93


      Congrats Dr. Fredrik :)

    3. Fredrik


      Snakes said:

      Well done, Dr. Fredrik. Somehow you've found a way to top your Vrack accomplishments.

      Well, writing papers isn't all that different from building Doom maps. You just can't put in as many cacodemons.

      Thanks, all!

    4. dg93


      Fredrik said:

      Well, writing papers isn't all that different from building Doom maps. You just can't put in as many cacodemons.

      Hhahaha I agree with that.

  3. I'm now a perfect cube! You all have my permission to celebrate.

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    2. Grazza


      So just two years away from a pair of twins.

    3. Bucket


      And six years away from an extra bit.

    4. Kaiser


      FP! Props to all logged in trolls.

  4. I just got my master's thesis approved, and submitted my degree application. It'll take a couple of weeks to get the diploma, but now all that's left is to wait. Yay!

  5. I think I'm 24 now, but I actually lost count somewhere after 20.

    Just like my last two birthdays, I had an exam today, and when I was finished with that, I had to spend another couple of hours finishing some hand-ins. Now I need to get some sleep. Not much partying :/

    Anyway, I posted this here because I demand the birthday cartoon!

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    2. 40oz


      I guess how old you are doesn't really matter after your 21.

    3. exp(x)


      It matters if you want financial aid because you're not technically independent until you turn 24, get married, or have kids. Renting a car is a pain in the ass if you're under 25. After that, birthdays don't really matter unless you want to run for president or get senior discounts.

    4. Creaphis


      exp(x) said:

      senior discounts

      oh man oh man I can't wait. Curse this youth!

  6. I finally finished my bachelor's degree! This was supposed to happen a year ago, but I had a mandatory course left unfinished. I had planned on taking the exam this December after actually preparing for it (I never did so far because it was an extremely boring course), but I took it for the hell of it three weeks ago and it turned out well.

    The course wasn't a total blocker as the master's program I'm taking (since last year) doesn't require a finished undergraduate degree to enter. The undergraduate degree is required to get the master's degree, though, so I'd have to finish it before summer. It's great not to have to worry about this over the next couple of months.

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    2. Bucket


      I need to take .NET classes, but the course catalogs at local schools are vague as to what they actually teach.

    3. Doom Marine

      Doom Marine

      Alright Fredrik! From one ivory tower to the next. As long as you're in school you still are technically IDDQD'ed. Who knows, that masters program might even allow you IDKFA to success.

      I'm still stuck at the UW for quite some time. Started out with architecture and through turns of events is now in the Microbiology program. Along the way, I picked up three calculus-based gen Physics courses and is faintly considering pursuing a Physics minor.

      I'm also picking up C# right now in my spare time (and mapping like a heroin addict).

      Since I can't gift you anything of monetary value for your achievement beside that bag of popcorn now, for your entertainment here's my physics notes I made around the time of your visit:



    4. printz


      Doom Marine said:

      First exam looks rather simple, almost boring due to repeating stuff taught in high school.

      Second one looks much better though, and I'm glad it doesn't go too far into quantum physics too.

  7. Any Doomers living in or close to Seattle? There is a positive (though as of yet distinct from unity) probability that I'll be visiting around May 16-21. I won't necessarily have free time to waste, but just in case...

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    2. TheeXile


      I live close enough to count.

    3. Lich


      Scuba Steve said:

      Little Falls... about 2 hours north.

      Wild! The venerable creator of Action Doom lives in my state!

    4. Pure Hellspawn

      Pure Hellspawn

      Lich said:

      Wild! The venerable creator of Action Doom lives in my state!

      and Action Doom 2, as well. Lucky you! Any Doomers in the Upstate NY area?

  8. spiral.ogg

    Fun fact: the second half is essentially a copy of the first, but with every measure internally reversed.

    1. Carnevil


      Sounds like it should be the music for COECITS2.

    2. Fredrik


      Nah, I already made two of those: Citadel Of Tranquil Radish (In The Sky) and Mansion Of Twilight Eggplant (In The Sky). Unfortunately, I never finished the maps :(

  9. I got accepted into this year's Google Summer of Code. In other words, I will spend the summer working on a free software project, which in this case is my existing hobby project, and Google will throw money at me in return.

    epic win++

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    2. spank


      What's your project, that Python math library?

      Me and a friend of mine were hoping that the web framework we work on (symfony) would be accepted as a mentoring association, so we could have kept developing a project we kickstarted as a MSc thesis assignment, but they didn't get in :(

    3. Fredrik
    4. exp(x)


      Those look pretty sexy.

  10. Johannson


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    2. Fletcher`
    3. Gokuma


      Back in high school study hall, calling attendance, some teacher had my last name as Fredriech

    4. Xenaero


      Deeders (I blame pritch)

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    2. Lüt


      He never said he read it.

      Like most of the stuff on my bookshelves.

    3. Kristian Ronge

      Kristian Ronge

      I see Chalmers also maintains the dubious tradition of having books on Control Theory written by friends and/or department colleagues of the instructors.

    4. Fredrik


      Heh, by the instructor himself in this case. I don't mind; it's one of the better textbooks I've used.

    1. Fredrik


      ...and regardless of whether anyone cares, here's another one, this one probably more accessible

    2. DOOM Anomaly

      DOOM Anomaly

      I like them. :D

      I don't know how explain what the first one makes me think of entirely, but it kinda reminds of me a ship. :D Or royalty, with that main bing bing bing sound. :D But what I do know is it makes me feel happy. :D

      The second one so totally reminds me of the Mushroom Kingdom theme from Super Mario RPG the Seven Stars. :D It's like something you'd hear when you enter a kingdom of gold from a carriage or possible horseback. :D

  11. argh

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    2. GGG


      Those were the days.

    3. Shadow Dweller

      Shadow Dweller

      fraggle said:

      Question 10. Prove that for all n > 4, there are primes p1 and p2 such that n - p1 = p2 - n

      thanks, i'll probably be thinking about that for the rest of my christmas break.

    4. AirRaid


      AndrewB said:

      Fredrik, I need you to settle an argument. Nintendo is replacing their 0.024" Wii straps with 0.040" straps. I'm saying that means the new ones are 2.78 times as thick, but some 14 year old is insisting that makes them 1.66 times as thick. Please end this.

      0.024 * 1.66 = 0.03984
      0.024 * 2.78 = 0.06672

      It's actually closer to 1.667 times s thick, but he's right. How can they be over TWO times as thick when its not even doube the thickness?

  12. I've been watching the live footage of STS-116 all day. It's awesome.

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    2. Kristian Ronge

      Kristian Ronge

      Am I the arresting officer or am I you? ;-)

    3. Hobbs


      The arresting officer.

    4. Sharessa


      Fredrik said:

      space shuttle action sequences

      When I read this phrase all I could think of was "oh yeah, dock in my port, baby. Yeah, stick your probe arm into my fuselage."

  13. Isn't she a beauty?

    My birthday is not until on Monday, by the way, but I got her in advance.

    Naming suggestions?

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    2. Use


      omg birfday

    3. Sharessa


      The guy that sold me my guitar told me it had some female name, but I didn't pay much attention, so I don't remember what it was. That guitar is now under my bed with a cracked neck and no strings. Whatever.

    4. myk


      Danarchy said:
      The guy that sold me my guitar told me it had some female name, but I didn't pay much attention, so I don't remember what it was. That guitar is now under my bed with a cracked neck and no strings.

      That guy was a demon, and soul of a beautiful young woman is trapped in those broken strings. If you fix an polish the guitar, she will be freed and you will meet her personally, although you will have to face that demon once again, this time seeking your soul.

      Fredrik said:
      And no, I'm not seriously going to name the guitar anything.

      Okay, okay, that wasn't such a good name. What about... Scarlett Johanssen?

  14. Ok, it sucks that I haven't released anything significant since Vrack 3, which was almost three years ago. So, I'm currently working on a mapset for vanilla Doom 2. I have seven nearly complete maps, for which only gameplay tweaks and polishing remains. Three of them are based on some really old work; they look pretty miserable right now so I'll have to touch them up a good deal, but their layouts are kickass. I'm aiming for a 2007 release, hopefully with a full 11-map episode unless I get sick of this project too soon.

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    2. Sharessa


      Wait, not the factory. The one with all the moats. God, Doom2 was a huge mess of crap I could never remember right.

    3. Lüt


      Inmost Dens? Map14, before the other big "city" one Industrial Zone.

    4. Sharessa


      Okay, that's it. Yeah, those maps remind me of the Inmost Dens but with less brown and more green.

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    2. myk


      Linguica said:

      The 8th book (or so) from the left has to be an edition of J. L. Borges' Ficciones.

    3. Technician


      DD_133 said:

      I wonder what tomes Ling is hiding behind that jug of liquid.

      Tomes of town portal and identification I hope.

    4. Doom Marine

      Doom Marine

      The Breakdown...

      History & Culture

      Math & Science


      Fiction + Miscellany


  15. 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + ... = -1/12

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    2. Piezo


      Fredrik said:

      This may not seem different from the standard false proofs that 1=2 (typically using an obscured division by zero).

      There was a guy that proved that God existed using math. A buddy of mine has a mathemagician friend that proved that he didn't because he divided by zero.

      Psyonisis said:

      You know I understand 0.999... = 1 just fine, but this is really pushing ridiculousness.

      I remember there was a long discussion about why that's true and the thread apparently got out of hand before I could pop in and explain it:
      If there's an infinitely repeating single digit decimal number, place it over 9. 0.999 . . . = 1 because 9/9 =1.
      Another example is 0.333 . . . = 1/3 because 3/9 = 1/3.
      I was surprised nobody else said it.

    3. AndrewB


      Peizo, anyone who remembers that thread will likely get stomach pains just thinking of it. It was so divided that I'd say at least 40% of people were wrong about it.

      As much as I'd like to toss in my opinion on 0.repeating9, it's not worth it and would just derail a thread.

    4. myk


      Fredrik said:
      (is nature playing tricks on us?)

      More like math is mental stuff.

  16. ...is watching them with the advertisements intact.

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    2. Psyonisis


      Not all TV shows are bad.

    3. Scuba Steve

      Scuba Steve

      myk said:

      It's indeed pretty unhealthy. I mean, would there be any TV without math freaks developing math to levels where high tech is possible?

      There also wouldn't be TV without people willing to watch unhealthy levels of total crap!

      Shitty TV Shows = Mathematics

    4. Captain Red

      Captain Red

      * Goes back to watching Scrubs DVD

  17. Just FYI, I have set up my new computer.

    Athlon 64 3700+, 1 GB RAM, cheapest PCIe video card I could find, 19" TFT monitor, miscellaneous cruft.

    I intended to set up a dual-boot system, but Windows XP refused to boot at all so I'm now running Ubuntu on it.

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    2. Fredrik


      Yes. I use both simultaneously, of course.

    3. AndrewB


      Do you deathmatch yourself?

    4. spank


      Not a MacBook Pro.

  18. ...what the 14936th digit of pi in base 29 is? Now you can find out!

    (Also does e, γ, √2, log(2) and Catalan's constant.)

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    2. insertwackynamehere


      fraggle said:

      In C, you could do it with #define:

      #define per for
      #define ent int
      #define pendant while

      heh cool, i'll have to remember that :)

    3. Psyonisis


      Fredrik said:

      I agree. The post didn't deserve better.

      How do you know that "excellent burn! (not sarcasm)" isn't sarcasm?

    4. AndrewB


      Because that would be (excellent burn! (not sarcasm)) (is sarcasm)

  19. Not yet colored.

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    2. AirRaid



      Very nice.

    3. exp(x)


      I suddenly had the urge to capture a frame from Monty Python's Meaning of Life.

      A TIGER?!

    4. Sharessa


      Only in Kenya...