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« Reply #2825 on: April 22, 2014, 07:42:29 pm »
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I always go top to bottom


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I haven't felt so dirty since the time my grandma told me my rubbers were too dirty for her carpet, so I had to come in the rear of the house.  But I suppose you'll find a way to take that out of context too.
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« Reply #2826 on: April 22, 2014, 09:00:20 pm »
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« Reply #2827 on: April 22, 2014, 09:55:51 pm »
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Switch the f key with the g key and the k key with the j key for guaranteed barrels of pain.
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« Reply #2828 on: April 22, 2014, 09:58:51 pm »
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Switch the f key with the g key and the k key with the j key for guaranteed barrels of pain.
I want it to be subtle enough that people won't notice.  Plus if I switch out the J or F anywhere else then I would have trouble typing since I can't find the home row as easily.
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« Reply #2829 on: April 22, 2014, 10:58:38 pm »
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Switch the f key with the g key and the k key with the j key for guaranteed barrels of pain.
I want it to be subtle enough that people won't notice.  Plus if I switch out the J or F anywhere else then I would have trouble typing since I can't find the home row as easily.
I thought the point was to foil touch typers. Messing with the keys you use to find it is a great way to do that.
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Re: Random Stuff
« Reply #2830 on: April 22, 2014, 11:22:02 pm »
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Switch the f key with the g key and the k key with the j key for guaranteed barrels of pain.
I want it to be subtle enough that people won't notice.  Plus if I switch out the J or F anywhere else then I would have trouble typing since I can't find the home row as easily.
I thought the point was to foil touch typers. Messing with the keys you use to find it is a great way to do that.


Apple touch types. He switches the physical keys, which are still mapped to their usual output. The swapped keysdon't bother him because he doesn't need correct labels.
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Re: Random Stuff
« Reply #2831 on: April 23, 2014, 01:35:53 am »
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Switch the f key with the g key and the k key with the j key for guaranteed barrels of pain.
I want it to be subtle enough that people won't notice.  Plus if I switch out the J or F anywhere else then I would have trouble typing since I can't find the home row as easily.
I thought the point was to foil touch typers. Messing with the keys you use to find it is a great way to do that.


Apple touch types. He switches the physical keys, which are still mapped to their usual output. The swapped keysdon't bother him because he doesn't need correct labels.
Yeah this.
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Re: Random Stuff
« Reply #2832 on: April 23, 2014, 02:36:52 am »
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Autocorrect on phone made your name Apple.  OK. :P
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Re: Random Stuff
« Reply #2833 on: April 23, 2014, 02:52:32 am »
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Autocorrect on phone made your name Apple.  OK. :P
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Re: Random Stuff
« Reply #2834 on: April 23, 2014, 03:06:32 am »
+1

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Haven't watched the video but is that James Grime in the preview screen? Completely irrelevant and off-topic (which makes it on-topic), but he was my lecturer before he got a job at Cambridge and became famous. One of the best guys I've ever known.
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Re: Random Stuff
« Reply #2835 on: April 23, 2014, 03:22:20 am »
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Haven't watched the video but is that James Grime in the preview screen? Completely irrelevant and off-topic (which makes it on-topic), but he was my lecturer before he got a job at Cambridge and became famous. One of the best guys I've ever known.

7 seconds in says yes. 

And (slightly later) he does seem to be a pretty cool guy.
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Re: Random Stuff
« Reply #2836 on: April 23, 2014, 03:38:39 am »
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Touch typing all the way! There's this huge advantage to it. You don't have to look at the keyboard. Usually that means looking at the screen and catching typos. But that's not always the case. Sometimes you want to type something that you have written down somewhere else. Or you can simply look out the window or something.
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Re: Random Stuff
« Reply #2837 on: April 23, 2014, 07:15:37 am »
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I often print my capital letters while using cursive for the rest.

Also, mathematicians and physicists sometimes explicitly use cursive for the names of certain variables.  It is usually called "script".  For instance, the Lagrangian density is denoted by script L. 
Oh indeed.  I would never ever ever use the variable 'l'.  Always use \ell (cursive l)
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Re: Random Stuff
« Reply #2838 on: April 23, 2014, 07:25:13 am »
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Are you supposed to write the integral symbol from bottom to top or top to bottom?  This has been bugging me for ages (more specifically, since my first time writing it, like a week or two ago).
As a math instructor, the method of writing is irrelevant, as long as you integrate correctly.
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Re: Random Stuff
« Reply #2839 on: April 23, 2014, 07:38:33 am »
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I look at the keyboard for number symbols I rarely use (eg #,$,%,^,&) but other than that I type without looking.

Thanks Mario Teaches Typing!
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Re: Random Stuff
« Reply #2840 on: April 23, 2014, 08:20:28 am »
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Are you supposed to write the integral symbol from bottom to top or top to bottom?  This has been bugging me for ages (more specifically, since my first time writing it, like a week or two ago).
As a math instructor, the method of writing is irrelevant, as long as you integrate correctly.

While this is technically true, it is frustrating when you don't know how to efficiently write these symbols.  I remember there was a day in graduate school when I decided that I needed to sit down and learn how to draw an asterisk, *.  There have been other letters, especially gothic ones, where my inability to decipher the symbols hindered my ability to recall statements or communicate clearly.
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Re: Random Stuff
« Reply #2841 on: April 23, 2014, 01:17:24 pm »
+1

(I think of how most people use Excel (or Photoshop) as like sitting in a Lamborghini and listening to the radio.)

Heh, fitting enough analogy.

Back when it was important for me at the time, I got myself certified as a Microsoft Office User Specialist for Word and Excel. I got the advanced certification, and I was shocked at how little of Excel the advanced test covered. Sure, it handled things like formatting, charts, and pivot tables, but it didn't even touch on VLOOKUP, which is probably my favorite formula (I'm sure SUMPRODUCT would be my favorite, but for some reason I don't always see that as a solution). I think it covered SUM and that was it.

VLOOKUP and SUMIF I think are the two most key functions in terms of power multiplied by usefulness.  If you forced me to choose, I guess VLOOKUP is more essential than SUMIF, but I use SUMIF basically all the time.
SUMIF is great.  And VLOOKUP.  But frankly, most situations now where I could use VLOOKUP it's quick just to make a workaround, though when I was doing actuarial work, that was definitely not the case.  SUMIF is crucial.

Come for the board game strategy, stay for the Excel function rankings.

I want to talk about how happy I am about the new Google Spreadsheets.  Adding in COUNTIFS, SUMIFS, and AVERAGEIF(S) makes me so happy.  I am happy.  Complicated functions that used to involve lots of "COUNTA(FILTER(loremipsum))" is now simple and intuitive and happy. 
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Re: Random Stuff
« Reply #2842 on: April 23, 2014, 01:19:37 pm »
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(I think of how most people use Excel (or Photoshop) as like sitting in a Lamborghini and listening to the radio.)

Heh, fitting enough analogy.

Back when it was important for me at the time, I got myself certified as a Microsoft Office User Specialist for Word and Excel. I got the advanced certification, and I was shocked at how little of Excel the advanced test covered. Sure, it handled things like formatting, charts, and pivot tables, but it didn't even touch on VLOOKUP, which is probably my favorite formula (I'm sure SUMPRODUCT would be my favorite, but for some reason I don't always see that as a solution). I think it covered SUM and that was it.

VLOOKUP and SUMIF I think are the two most key functions in terms of power multiplied by usefulness.  If you forced me to choose, I guess VLOOKUP is more essential than SUMIF, but I use SUMIF basically all the time.
SUMIF is great.  And VLOOKUP.  But frankly, most situations now where I could use VLOOKUP it's quick just to make a workaround, though when I was doing actuarial work, that was definitely not the case.  SUMIF is crucial.

Come for the board game strategy, stay for the Excel function rankings.

I want to talk about how happy I am about the new Google Spreadsheets.  Adding in COUNTIFS, SUMIFS, and AVERAGEIF(S) makes me so happy.  I am happy.  Complicated functions that used to involve lots of "COUNTA(FILTER(loremipsum))" is now simple and intuitive and happy.

Are you talking about the ones available on Drive?  I find it convenient, but I couldn't figure out how to do surface plots.
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Re: Random Stuff
« Reply #2843 on: April 23, 2014, 01:48:39 pm »
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http://www.crazygames.com/game/2584-fibonacci

Had to find it after it was mentioned in the video.  This is so confusing though.  Very easy to accidentally combine the nth number with the (n-1)th instead of the (n+1)th.

Ooh, I kinda like this one, though I'm not totally convinced it's harder, since for any tile there are two possible other types you can combine it with. I wish it let you play on like 2048 does.

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Re: Random Stuff
« Reply #2844 on: April 23, 2014, 02:15:05 pm »
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http://www.crazygames.com/game/2584-fibonacci

Had to find it after it was mentioned in the video.  This is so confusing though.  Very easy to accidentally combine the nth number with the (n-1)th instead of the (n+1)th.

Ooh, I kinda like this one, though I'm not totally convinced it's harder, since for any tile there are two possible other types you can combine it with. I wish it let you play on like 2048 does.


I thought it was easier. I tried it once yesterday, I was tired and not really paying a lot of attention to the game and I beat my 2048 high score.
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« Reply #2845 on: April 23, 2014, 05:08:35 pm »
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Not if this is old, but this dictionary of internet/text laughing strings is quite apt:



Found it at http://imgur.com/gallery/eaZgT.
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Re: Random Stuff
« Reply #2846 on: April 23, 2014, 05:59:50 pm »
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« Reply #2847 on: April 23, 2014, 06:12:53 pm »
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haha
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« Reply #2848 on: April 23, 2014, 06:18:34 pm »
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HAHA

I wrote this using the above nomenclature, but I maintain that any version of lol/haha/whatever written in caps should be taken to mean the writer is mentally ill.
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Re: Random Stuff
« Reply #2849 on: April 23, 2014, 06:19:34 pm »
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hahahahahahahaahahaha ;)
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