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08-02-2010, 00:26   #1
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The Geniuses' Thread

Well since a few of our regular threads have been filling up with talk about Maths, and the rest with talk about favourite poets (when the talk moves away from homework that is), I (and jumpguy, and possibly others I'm leaving out) figured it'd be good to have a thread for discussion of how clever we all aren't.

Basically schoolwork, homework or just your own nerdy pursuits could go here.

Oh god after all the relevant-to-this-thread chat that's been going on in every other topic it better not crash and burn now

EDIT: At jumpguy's request, although I think it's just beating a dead horse at this stage :
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P = Parallelogram
R = Rectangle
Rh = Rhombus
S = Square.

In Words:
Every Rectangle and Rhombus is a Parallelogram, but not every Parallelogram is a Rectangle or Rhombus.
The only time when a Rectangle is also a Rhombus is when it is a Square.

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Well since a few of our regular threads have been filling up with talk about Maths, and the rest with talk about favourite poets (when the talk moves away from homework that is), I (and jumpguy, and possibly others I'm leaving out) figured it'd be good to have a thread for discussion of how clever we all think we aren't..
FYP!

I think it'd be a good idea to pop in the ole Venn diagram in the OP, get the spirit of the thread going.

EDIT: Ohhh it's not beating any dead horse...*oggles*

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I think I should claim half the credit for that Venn diagram.
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I think I should claim half the credit for that Venn diagram.
You can have half the credit if you really want it.
I'm not sure I want to be starting any fights over the rights to it.
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God damn first year maths is only good for the foundation of learning how to do cooler things.

There was one time where I was going to write a program that dealt with Team Fortress 2's hat drop rates, probabilities and statistics but a million other bastards have done it already.

Now I'm looking for something useful to do.

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You can have half the credit if you really want it.
I'm not sure I want to be starting any fights over the rights to it.
YAY.




I believe I reached my nerdy peak for the LC. Haven't quite reached those levels since but meh, this thread may unleash the genius (*cough*) in me.

Yay for the thread.

Yay in general.
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God damn first year maths is only good for the foundation of learning how to do cooler things.

There was one time where I was going to write a programme that dealt with Team Fortress 2's hat drop rates, probabilities and statistics but a million other bastards have done it already.

Now I'm looking for something useful to do.
Aren't we all.
And yeah, every single program you can think of to make has already been done before, it really puts you off
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YAY.




I believe I reached my nerdy peak for the LC. Haven't quite reached those levels since but meh, this thread may unleash the genius (*cough*) in me.

Yay for the thread.

Yay in general.
The day I really hit my nerdy peak was in 5th year, just playing some little desktop game, thought "This'd be great without the time limit", got to work and had an option for an untimed game working.

Few emails back and forth with the guy who made the game and I ended up also having the game check for the amount of possible valid moves each turn and give you a number (ending the game if none are available) and a hint button to pick one at random and show it to you.

Thing is I spent so much time playing the game to make sure it worked that I got sick of the game by the time I'd finished
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The day I really hit my nerdy peak was in 5th year, just playing some little desktop game, thought "This'd be great without the time limit", got to work and had an option for an untimed game working.

Few emails back and forth with the guy who made the game and I ended up also having the game check for the amount of possible valid moves each turn and give you a number (ending the game if none are available) and a hint button to pick one at random and show it to you.

Thing is I spent so much time playing the game to make sure it worked that I got sick of the game by the time I'd finished
.......

Wow. That's kinda... cool.

I remember watching this guy I used to go out with make a computer game for his final year project. It was just a basic RPG done using HTML but I was totally in awe , twas pretty interesting to see how it was done.
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.......

Wow. That's kinda... cool.
Now if only I could find IRL people who agree with that
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Now if only I could find IRL people who agree with that
Yes.


I have no idea what that sentence means.
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Yes.


I have no idea what that sentence means.
IRL = "In Real Life", I assume you knew that... Other than that I don't get what's confusing you.
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IRL = "In Real Life", I assume you knew that... Other than that I don't get what's confusing you.
Um, no.


Great start for me in the genius thread, BOO-YEA.
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Great start for me in the genius thread, BOO-YEA.
Soon enough one of the young'uns will express a deep lack of understanding of the difference between fruits and vegetables or kids/adolescents, or basic shapes etc. and it'll be forgotten about.
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