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One Equals Zero

September 26th, 2006 | Posted by pftq in 42 | #

Proving 1=0, 2=1, and so on…
  Here is a pretty tricky proof that I’ve come across several times. It basically proves that a+b=a, which would mean that 1+0=0, 1=0, 2=1, and so on.

  I know very well how to prove this wrong, but do you? :P
a = b
ab = b²
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Aliases

September 26th, 2006 | Posted by pftq in Random Stuff | #

        So… what other screennames do I go by?

pftq

        Just pftq.   If you see pftq anywhere, it is probably me.   Although I hear rumors that there is a pftq on Age of Kings, which I don’t have; but otherwise it’s safe to assume it’s me.

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Lost

September 26th, 2006 | Posted by pftq in Stuck in My Head | #
Lost by dj_padman1
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One-Handed . . . Again.

September 21st, 2006 | Posted by pftq in Blabberbox | #

        Pfffffffffff…. I’m pissed.   Everything seemed to be going along nicely until just yesterday.   I had gotten so used to my right hand out of the cast, that somehow, when leaning back and getting up, I completely forgot about it being in recovery, and put my hand out, again, to support myself.   Needless to say, my right hand did not support me at all.   The second I put my weight onto my hand, my entire arm went numb and  hurt like hell.   The sharp, numbing pain I felt when I first broke my wrist shot right through my arm, most of it focused where the break in my wrist was.

        At first it was just my wrist feeling all paralyzed, but it later spread to my elbow as well.   Apparently my right arm had gotten so weak from being in a cast for 2-3 months (and no pressuring work after) that I ended up twisting my elbow and spraining it.

        The doctor says it didn’t look like I broke anything, but I’m in a sling yet again, to avoid moving any of the joints… I forget how much it sucks being one-handed.   >_<

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ALT Key Symbols List

September 17th, 2006 | Posted by pftq in 42 | #

Šỳmß☼£ś Łïšţ - Ħǻ ħá łøőķ ẃĥàŧ Ī ƒöůńđ!


Want to know how to type those characters and many more? These are alt key codes and symbols. Some people call them alt symbols. Some call them alt codes. Some people call them special characters. So how do you make them? Here's a short explantion:
Hold the Alt key and hit 3-4 numbers on your number pad (make sure numlock is on). You end up with a weird symbol.

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Yahoo Games Can't Join Tables

September 17th, 2006 | Posted by pftq in Blabberbox | #

         Lately, there have been a number of people, including me, that have had problems joining a table once in a room at  Yahoo Games.    Basically, you join the room just fine.   It says connected and everything.   But the problem comes when you try to join a table or create one.   It displays a message that the table is “attempting to pop up” but never does.   The table simply won’t pop up.

       Have you disabled your pop up blocker? Please try that  first to see if that is the problem.   If it is, set it to allow from games.yahoo.com and you should be able to re-enable your pop up blocker again.

      However, that is what I did the first time as well - and it didn’t work for me.

        The next step is to check your Norton Internet Security if you have one.   Even if you disabled the pop up blocker on that, it’ll block the table in the Ad blocker.   Yep, it thinks the Yahoo Games table is an ad.   Go to Norton Antispam.   Then go into the settings for your Pop Up blocker.   To fix this, go to Advanced and remove urls that have “yahoo” in them.   Hope that helps!

        That seemed to be the problem for alot of people.

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H. Sanctuary Finally Updated

September 17th, 2006 | Posted by pftq in Blabberbox | #

        I lend a number of people subdomains on my website.   One of them is owner to a Hoisanese Sanctuary, which claimed to have a dictionary.   It went through quite a while however with nothing but a few broken links.

        At long last he finally updated it earlier today.   The dictionary has but a few entries but is at least functional.   Also notable is that it is using my first fully mySQL-powered script. :P

        Go on ahead and visit his Hoisanese Sanctuary. (No I am not Hoisanese, nor do I have anything to do with the site in any way.   I only provide the space for it.)

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Cheaper and Cheaper...

September 13th, 2006 | Posted by pftq in Blabberbox | #

        Back when I was in 6th grade, the lunch was free at my school and it wasn’t bad at all.   There was lasagna, raviolies, chocolate cupcakes, and other good stuff.   And it was free.

        Now,  this high school I’m in actually charges for lunch, and it isn’t half as good.   The best you get is probably a chicken sandwich or enchilada (rarely).   Yet, even that is not bad compared to what it is now.   First they took away plastic straws and replaced it with this strange powdery one, which seems more like left over housing material cut up to form straws.   Then they started replacing the “teriyaki chiken bowl,” which already had no sauce or anything, with left over popcorn chicken instead of real chicken.   Just recently, they stopped using real napkins and instead had these very stiff and thin ones that seemed more like cheap toilet paper material.

        I once joked that they might even replace chicken sandwiches with popcorn chicken or something.   Well guess what? Now they just grab a couple left over chicken strips (nasty ones too) and put them in a burger bun.   Here’s your chicken sandwich.

        I imagine a few years from now, they might even start offering water instead of milk. -_-

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Something is Better than Nothing

September 12th, 2006 | Posted by pftq in Blabberbox | #

      Ok so it goes that one of my friends thought the assignment due today wasn’t due until like next week.   Neither of us did it the night before.   Later today, one class before it was due, he was told by a friend that it was due.   Well we were both empty handed.

        I decided just to jot a few things down - it’s better than nothing.   My friend thought it wouldn’t be accepted.   One of my other classmates, who stayed up till 2AM  working on it,  had close to two pages done.   I had a mere 5 lines done, jotted down 5 minutes before class started.   Teacher started checking the homework. My friend got a zero for not having anything.   The classmate who had two pages got full credit.   Then came my crappy little paper - that wasn’t even half a page.

        Well guess what? I got full credit! :p rofl my friend and the classmate who spent all night on the 2 pages sure got pissed… lol Guess that goes to show that even a lil bit done helps.

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So Angry, You Break Some Fingers...

September 11th, 2006 | Posted by pftq in Blabberbox | #

Cyclist Breaks Finger Punching Bus

        According to the article, there’s this guy who got so angry from not winning the cyclist competition called Tour of Spain, he punched his team bus and broke a bone in his right hand…

        Eh… ok… yeah I know people hit things and cause unbelievable amounts of destruction when they’re angry… but break your own fingers? Just what - how can you not - ah I don’t know what to call it.

        My sympathies for the guy and hope he learns to err… not kill himself with his anger. :p  

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Google Image Labeler

September 8th, 2006 | Posted by pftq in Blabberbox | #

      Just browsing around today and I found a few sites pointing to a Google Image Labeler.   Basically it helps Google decide what keywords find what kind of images, by having you tell it what each image it throws at you would be called.

      Here’s the fun part: Whoever else is online at the same time becomes your partner and you work as a team to try and call the image the same name! :O Each image the two of you pass, you will earn points.   There’s even a highscore table! :P lol

        Weird things all over the place these days…

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New Earphones - ER4

September 8th, 2006 | Posted by pftq in Blabberbox | #

        Ah finally got myself a new pair of earphones after my old ones… broke….. cause of an …accident …. involving a family member dipping them in a cup of juice… Well I decided to might as well go for the later model in the same brand while I’m at it.   The later version, Etymotic ER4P,was currently “80% off” according to the seller - sounded like a good deal.

        Very surprised I managed to find them so cheap :D These were way better than what I had (and I thought those were as good as it gets!).   I see a few screenshots with some rather weird blue and red colors - but  mine fortunately came  in  black (wouldn’t want to be caught wearing blue and red earphones lol).   Comes in a fancy box with about 10 replacement flanges (part of the earphone that goes in your ear), 4 replacement filters (for if the earphones become… clogged),  rotatable clip for the wire, free case, and converter from the mini-jack to a regular.   Sound is great - although bass is a little low (but then you don’t want something in your ears/head to be booming anyways :P ), but the noise-blocking is awesome.   You seriously cannot hear much besides what’s coming from the earphones.   I couldn’t hear the guy talking right in front of me, right to me, while I had them on.   The build is also pretty strong - wire is thicker and stronger than what I usually see - looks more like a powercord :P - but it’s not heavy at all, light as usual (how can you wear earphones that drag you down anyways?).   Very impressed - can’t believe I got them so cheap.   I imagine they must be usually around $100 when not onsale.

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Tattered-Red Dress

September 7th, 2006 | Posted by pftq in Stuck in My Head | #
Tattered-Red Dress by Dave Greening
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Back to School...

September 5th, 2006 | Posted by pftq in Blabberbox | #

  Gah school is starting again.   Obviously not going to be doing as much here for a while (unless things start out slow).   Busy busy busy…

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Crocodile Hunter Dead

September 4th, 2006 | Posted by pftq in Blabberbox | #

        Thought it was a joke at first - but yep… he’s dead now.   It’s  on nearly  all the news - one on Yahoo  here.   Kinda hard to believe.   Apparently he died from being stung by a stingray.   Normally that doesn’t kill anyone but according to a bunch of articles, the barb (coated in toxic and deadly as a bayonet on a rifle)  went through his chest.   He died from the puncture to his heart though - not the sting.

        Very sudden - not sure what to think of it…

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Broken Wrist

September 4th, 2006 | Posted by pftq in Random Stuff | #
It's broken... not fractured, not dislocated, broken. Both bones. My right hand... the one I use to write with...April 25 2006: BeforeApril 25 2006: AfterWhat Happened???April 25 2006          This is probably one of the most random things that happened in my life. I was playing basketball at school at around 11:45AM. I was running in one direction and one of my friends was running the other way. Trying to run behind him to other other side, I didn't see his shoe out until I almost tripped over it and it was too close to my feet; by trying not to trip over it, I slipped. There was no way at all I thought it was much of a fall at all, so I just put my right hand out to stop myself but I was going forward a little too fast. My hand was originally palm down and flat toward the ground. It folded backwards until my palm was facing upwards, and I landed on hand and wrist, going forward the whole time. Basically I landed on the back of my hand/wrist while it was palm up from the ground.
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Wrist Exercises

August 28th, 2006 | Posted by pftq in Blabberbox | #

Well, I went back to the doctor’s again for another check up.   They did a few tests and I found out my right hand had less than a third of the strength of my left. :O Ouch…

He gave me a few items that are supposed to help me get back strength: a 2ft strip of rubber band and a pink sponge thing.   Amazingly, it hurts to squeeze the sponge -_-

Meanwhile, I got switched out of PE this year by the doctor’s request.   One of the only classes still open was Adobe Photoshop.   It filled the Art requirement for graduation; plus I already knew alot of it.   Might as well get some credits so I don’t have to take Art later on.

Bah

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Alt Symbol List

August 27th, 2006 | Posted by pftq in Blabberbox | #

Šỳmß☼£ś Łïšţ - Ħǻ ħá łøőķ ẃĥàŧ Ī ƒöůńđ!

Short intro:

  Hold the Alt key and hit 3-4 numbers on your number pad (make sure numlock is on).   You end up with a weird symbol.

The problem was you didn’t know what symbol was assigned to what number.

Here’s a complete list at The World of Stuff

Yeah - you can find a bunch on google but it’s hard to find a complete one, especially sorted like that. :D

This is going straight to the 42 section. :P

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Aninotes!

August 26th, 2006 | Posted by pftq in Blabberbox | #

I just found this site today while browsing some forums.   Very funny stuff! :P Basically there’s an web address that you put a name into, and it’ll end up using that name in the animation.

Example : wow.youaremighty.com  

There’s a whole set at Aninote.com  :P

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Canasta

August 25th, 2006 | Posted by pftq in Random Stuff | #
         Several of my friends from Zoo Admin introduced me to this interesting card game a few years back. It was the first card game I learned that actually had more to do with skill than luck (aka Poker, 21, Deuces... generally luck). You can actually have real strategies set and many ways to play. It's pretty hard to explain but many people who learned it from me said it was similar to Rummy. I haven't played Rummy before so I wouldn't know. A good tutorial can be found at Yahoo. It's a pretty neat game, though a bit complicated at first. I suggest trying it out at some point if you ever find yourself without something to do.

         I don't really play it much anymore but I'm more than willing to meet new players. When I do play, it's usually on Yahoo Games.  Feel free to leave a comment or an email with your Yahoo ID, what room to meet  in, and the time and day if you want a match against me. I don't consider myself an expert, but I'm more than decent at the game. Tongue

         The new update in the Yahoo Games software in September 2006 seems to have thrown off a lot of people.   For those having a problem joining a game once a room (says table is attempting to pop up but won't), do check your Norton Internet Security if you have one.   Even if you disabled the pop up blocker on that, it'll block the table in the Ad blocker.   Yep, it thinks the Yahoo Games table is an ad.   To fix this, go to Advanced and remove urls that have "yahoo" in them.   Hope that helps! I noticed quite a few players lately having problems joining games....[More]
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