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Re: Random Stuff
« Reply #4950 on: August 15, 2014, 04:37:33 am »
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I have an Erdős number of 2.  My Bacon number is infinite.

The interesting people are those with large but finite Erdős number.  The Erdős number project reckon that the record is 13, achieved by 5 people, which is much more exclusive than Erdős number 1.
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« Reply #4951 on: August 15, 2014, 05:51:31 am »
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I have an Erdős number of 2.  My Bacon number is infinite.

The interesting people are those with large but finite Erdős number.  The Erdős number project reckon that the record is 13, achieved by 5 people, which is much more exclusive than Erdős number 1.
Congrats with your Erdős number of 2. That's much more exclusive than my Erdős number of 4. ;)
The problem with the large Erdős numbers is that it's hard (impossible?) to conclusively determine that someone's Erdős number is large (but finite). Adding one previously missed paper to the database can severely decrease those Erdős numbers.
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Re: Random Stuff
« Reply #4952 on: August 15, 2014, 07:28:33 am »
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In other golf-related news:  Last weekend, I played and shot my worst round of this year (109).  Which is really bad for me.  Today, I played again and going into the 18th hole I needed a double bogey to break 90.  (Context: I've only broken 90 twice before in my life, so it was a pretty good round)  What do I do?  Leave my double bogey putt 2 inches short and make a triple.  Disappointing and frustrating way to end the round, but still very happy with it.

That's golf for you.  You play a horrible round but have one or two great shots or holes, or play a great round and have one or two holes that just ruin it.  Either way, it keeps you coming back. 
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Re: Random Stuff
« Reply #4953 on: August 15, 2014, 09:16:34 am »
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I don't have an Erdos number or a Bacon number (as far as I know... I have appeared in some things made at summer camps, so it wouldn't surprise me). To have an Erdos number I would first need to publish a mathematical paper, which I haven't.

Edit: Actually, in one of the summer camp videos I was in, so was someone who was an extra in the first Harry Potter Movie. So yeah I very likely do have a Bacon number.
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Re: Random Stuff
« Reply #4954 on: August 15, 2014, 09:33:46 am »
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On a somewhat related topic, one of my grad school professors, who was also on my thesis committee, was a student of Niernberg.  I was intimidating having him on my committee.  When I gave him my thesis to look over and comment on, I thought he'd come back and say "well, this is all trivial and obvious, and all around unnecessary."  When I talked to him after looking over it, instead of commenting on any of the mathematics or content, all he had to say was a suggestion about LaTeX formatting.
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Re: Random Stuff
« Reply #4955 on: August 15, 2014, 03:47:43 pm »
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On a somewhat related topic, one of my grad school professors, who was also on my thesis committee, was a student of Niernberg.  I was intimidating having him on my committee.  When I gave him my thesis to look over and comment on, I thought he'd come back and say "well, this is all trivial and obvious, and all around unnecessary."  When I talked to him after looking over it, instead of commenting on any of the mathematics or content, all he had to say was a suggestion about LaTeX formatting.

This is standard practice for thesis committees I've found.
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Re: Random Stuff
« Reply #4956 on: August 15, 2014, 05:37:31 pm »
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Okay so is there a minimum standard for the films involved, or the role a person played, for a Bacon number to count? Because if not my Bacon number is 3:

Kevin Bacon was in The Big Picture (1989) with John Cleese
John Cleese was in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001) with my friend who was an extra
My friend who was an extra was in various mini-films made at our summer camp with me.
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Re: Random Stuff
« Reply #4957 on: August 15, 2014, 07:28:04 pm »
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Okay so is there a minimum standard for the films involved, or the role a person played, for a Bacon number to count? Because if not my Bacon number is 3:

Kevin Bacon was in The Big Picture (1989) with John Cleese
John Cleese was in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001) with my friend who was an extra
My friend who was an extra was in various mini-films made at our summer camp with me.

And you're in YouTube videos with NoMoreFun, Joseph, and RTT.
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Re: Random Stuff
« Reply #4958 on: August 15, 2014, 11:22:56 pm »
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Okay so is there a minimum standard for the films involved, or the role a person played, for a Bacon number to count? Because if not my Bacon number is 3:

Kevin Bacon was in The Big Picture (1989) with John Cleese
John Cleese was in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001) with my friend who was an extra
My friend who was an extra was in various mini-films made at our summer camp with me.

And you're in YouTube videos with NoMoreFun, Joseph, and RTT.

So all our Bacon numbers are 4, except tables which is 3?
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Re: Random Stuff
« Reply #4959 on: August 16, 2014, 08:12:38 am »
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I don't think a youtube video which I did nothing more than appear in text counts as a film...
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Re: Random Stuff
« Reply #4960 on: August 16, 2014, 08:26:07 am »
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Okay so is there a minimum standard for the films involved, or the role a person played, for a Bacon number to count? Because if not my Bacon number is 3:

Kevin Bacon was in The Big Picture (1989) with John Cleese
John Cleese was in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001) with my friend who was an extra
My friend who was an extra was in various mini-films made at our summer camp with me.

And you're in YouTube videos with NoMoreFun, Joseph, and RTT.

So all our Bacon numbers are 4, except tables which is 3?

Mmm... bacon on the table...
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Re: Random Stuff
« Reply #4961 on: August 16, 2014, 09:04:10 am »
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Related song:
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Re: Random Stuff
« Reply #4962 on: August 16, 2014, 10:11:13 am »
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Related song:


If I could understand what they were saying, maybe I'd know if it were related or not.
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Re: Random Stuff
« Reply #4963 on: August 16, 2014, 10:27:41 am »
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Related song:


If I could understand what they were saying, maybe I'd know if it were related or not.
Well, the lyrics aren't related, just the song.
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Re: Random Stuff
« Reply #4964 on: August 16, 2014, 02:42:49 pm »
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The band Yousei Teikoku is awesome!

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Re: Random Stuff
« Reply #4965 on: August 16, 2014, 02:47:53 pm »
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Re: Random Stuff
« Reply #4966 on: August 16, 2014, 03:49:57 pm »
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Seems like a (reversed) rip off of this to me.
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Re: Random Stuff
« Reply #4967 on: August 16, 2014, 05:21:27 pm »
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Seems like a (reversed) rip off of this to me.


You stinker, I was going to post that.
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Re: Random Stuff
« Reply #4968 on: August 16, 2014, 05:33:00 pm »
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Okay so is there a minimum standard for the films involved, or the role a person played, for a Bacon number to count? Because if not my Bacon number is 3:

Kevin Bacon was in The Big Picture (1989) with John Cleese
John Cleese was in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001) with my friend who was an extra
My friend who was an extra was in various mini-films made at our summer camp with me.

And you're in YouTube videos with NoMoreFun, Joseph, and RTT.

So all our Bacon numbers are 4, except tables which is 3?
Pretty sure mine is also 3. My great uncle Wes Craven has a Bacon number of 2, through various ties.
http://oracleofbacon.org/movielinks.php
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« Reply #4969 on: August 16, 2014, 07:24:13 pm »
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I just joined a game called "casual fun" on Goko since there wasn't a Pro game around. I opened Doctor/Sea Hag, they collided on t3 with three Coppers, so I took the risk and named Estate and revealed three Estates. My opponent complained about my luck and resigned. Such a fun casual game.
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Re: Random Stuff
« Reply #4970 on: August 16, 2014, 09:18:48 pm »
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Baby demonstrated breath holding spells today for the first time. If you've never seen them they look like a seizure. Fun trip to the hospital to learn what is really going on.
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Re: Random Stuff
« Reply #4971 on: August 17, 2014, 12:17:41 pm »
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I'm battling a fly for my breakfast right now. The fly is winning.
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« Reply #4972 on: August 17, 2014, 01:31:15 pm »
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I'm battling a fly for my breakfast right now. The fly is winning.

That's very sad.
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« Reply #4973 on: August 17, 2014, 07:20:58 pm »
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Alright, so Excel/Google Docs buffs, I need some help. I'm trying to upload some data onto a website - in particular a wiki. There's a spreadsheet that has all the data, so I've written some formulae that put it all into nice, easy to copy-paste cells which do everything like making the tables, inserting the relevant images, all that jazz nice and easily. I was pretty happy it was all lined up and ready to work perfectly, so I went to copy and paste the data in...

And for some reason, regardless of if I copy from Excel or Google Spreadsheets, the data gets extra quotation marks around each and every cell that I'm trying to paste. Which is a lot of them (in total it should come to around 1,000 or so, far too many to remove by hand). From a little looking online I gather it occurs due to having line breaks in the cells (kinda necessary for formatting). But I can't find a solution that works sensibly.

So the question: Does anyone know any way to stop automatically adding quote marks when pasting data that spans multiple lines in a single cell? Either an Excel or a docs solution is fine.
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« Reply #4974 on: August 17, 2014, 08:32:51 pm »
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I'm battling a fly for my breakfast right now. The fly is winning.

That's very sad.

You're very sad.
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