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Wii Tennis Skill Levels

I recently hand recorded the results of a bunch of Wii Tennis games I played against Elisa and Sarah, wherein I played the receiving team (never serving), and played both members of the receiving team. I also played only 1 … Continue reading

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Spark People Got No Reason to.. Unsubscribe

I subscribed to sparkpeople.com with an address that had a ‘+’ in it. Everytime I tried to unsubscribe, I got a “bad code or email” error. I thought they were spamming me, but when I changed the “+” in the … Continue reading

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Why Math Is Important

Higher math probably won’t help you in later life. You’ll probably never use the algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and calculus you learn in high school. It won’t even get you the best jobs or make you the boss. Bosses are normally … Continue reading

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msn.com isn’t on it’s period!

Adding a dot to the end of a domain name is technically valid on the Internet. For example, instead of “barrycarter.info”, you can say “barrycarter.info.”. Most sites handle the extra dot well. For example http://yahoo.com.will redirect you to http://www.yahoo.com/ MSN, … Continue reading

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Graphing the chicken-fox-wheat problem

Below is a reachability graph of the chicken-fox-wheat problem, where “===” represents the bridge, “CFMW===” is the initial state and “===CFMW” is the non-fatal final state (the other final states are fatal). The edge label represents what the man is … Continue reading

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Useless clocks

Source code: https://github.com/barrycarter/bcapps/blob/master/bc-world-clock.pl

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Commentia Dilberta II

I’m a big fan of Dilbert, and like reading/replying to the comments other people make on the strips. Although many forums allow you to watch topics for new messages/comments, United Media Syndicate (UMS) won’t notify me when a new Dilbert … Continue reading

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Sphere of Humanity

If we could hook everyone up to virtual reality, and give them 8 cubic feet of space (1 foot by 1 foot base times up to 8 feet height), we could fit a world population of 7 billion into a … Continue reading

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DST-roying daylight

Thanks to Daylight Saving Time, Albuquerque’s latest sunrise is at 7:31am MDT on November 3rd, even later than the 7:16am MST sunrise in early January. In fact, if you live south of 46 degrees north latitude (about 60 miles north … Continue reading

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Kinect Tennis Announcer

I’m trying to compile a list of things the Kinect Tennis announcer says (often pointlessly). So far, I have: “Fluid rally. almost hypnotic” “Still going, it’s like the ball’s magnetized” “This player likes the topspin” “The back and forth of … Continue reading

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