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Topic:Ask Chromus
Vorpy

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PostForum:Anything. Posted: Sun Apr 25, 2004 12:11 am Subject: Ask Chromus
More color fun: Niether the RGB nor the CMY systems completely cover the visible spectrum, and for printing purposes the system usually used is CMYK, where the K represents black ink. This is used bec ...
 

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Topic:Ask Chromus
Vorpy

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PostForum:Anything. Posted: Wed Apr 21, 2004 6:19 am Subject: Ask Chromus
What's this? Folk etymology? Searching for the word "cookie" in online dictionaries gives this explanation: the dutch word for cake is koek, and the dutch word for cookie is koekje.

The chlorophyll ...
 

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Topic:Ask Chromus
Vorpy

Replies: 980
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PostForum:Anything. Posted: Thu Jul 17, 2003 2:42 am Subject: Ask Chromus
I didn't like Chromus's answers.

He said nonflammable wasn't a word.
He failed to acknowledge that "could care less" came from "couldn't care less" and instead came up with that weird "idioms are ...
 

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Topic:Ask Chromus
Vorpy

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PostForum:Anything. Posted: Thu Jul 17, 2003 2:03 am Subject: Ask Chromus
Nonflammable is a word. It means "not flammable". If something is not flammable, it should be labeled as nonflammable. The word inflammable means the same as flammable and is generally avoided since i ...
 

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Topic:HyperCube!
Vorpy

Replies: 27
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PostForum:Anything. Posted: Wed Jul 16, 2003 3:34 pm Subject: HyperCube!
There is a story about lower dimensional worlds called Flatland. It describes a strange two dimensional world called Flatland, and also goes into some stuff about extra dimensions (the main character, ...
 

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Topic:Ask Chromus
Vorpy

Replies: 980
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PostForum:Anything. Posted: Sat May 17, 2003 12:00 am Subject: Ask Chromus
According to http://ufbir.ifas.ufl.edu/chap30.htm the largest insects are of a few species of beetles. This page looks at the largest specimens of these beetles. The beetle Titanus giganteus can appar ...
 

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Topic:Ask Pez-Man!
Vorpy

Replies: 204
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PostForum:Anything. Posted: Wed May 14, 2003 5:38 am Subject: Ask Pez-Man!
Which should I have for lunch today: a chicken sandwich with mayonaise, or a chicken sandwich with ketchup? or maybe I should be really daring and try something I haven't had before, a chicken sandwic ...
 

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Topic:Ask Chromus
Vorpy

Replies: 980
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PostForum:Anything. Posted: Tue May 13, 2003 6:06 am Subject: Ask Chromus
Fusion refers to the fusing of light atomic nuclei into heavier nuclei to release energy. Currently nuclear powerplants use fission: breaking apart heavy nuclei into lighter nuclei to release energy. ...
 

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Topic:Ask Chromus
Vorpy

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PostForum:Anything. Posted: Sun Apr 27, 2003 1:00 am Subject: Ask Chromus
Notice that the "blue blocker" sunglasses look yellow. The purpose behind this is to tint everything yellow, which has some other effects. Remember from my color rant some pages back that yellow is eq ...
 

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Topic:Cel Shading
Vorpy

Replies: 44
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PostForum:Anything. Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2003 1:25 am Subject: Cel Shading
Cel shading is just slightly harder to program than normal shading. The normal way to draw things is to interpolate colors smoothly, for smooth shading. Graphics cards do this pretty easily. Cel shadi ...
 

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Topic:Ask Chromus
Vorpy

Replies: 980
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PostForum:Anything. Posted: Fri Apr 18, 2003 12:55 am Subject: Ask Chromus
The NES has the following ways to produce sound: two square wave channels, a triangle wave channel, a noise channel, and a delta modulation channel. The square waves and triangle wave work by having t ...
 

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Topic:Ask Chromus
Vorpy

Replies: 980
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PostForum:Anything. Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2003 3:08 am Subject: Ask Chromus
Chaos theory is all about how predicting things is a very difficult if not intractible problem. Even if you know all there is to know about a relatively simple system, complex patterns can still emerg ...
 

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Topic:Ask Chromus
Vorpy

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PostForum:Anything. Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2003 3:06 am Subject: Ask Chromus
There's some sort of story floating around about how according to modern physics, bees can't fly. Some searching around on the internet reveals that this is quite an old story, from the 1930s or somet ...
 

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Topic:Ask Chromus
Vorpy

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PostForum:Anything. Posted: Tue Mar 18, 2003 7:08 pm Subject: Ask Chromus
Programs need to be moved into the computer's primary memory (RAM) to be executed. Executable files contain information for the operating system to use in addition to the executable code. This informa ...
 

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Topic:Ask Chromus
Vorpy

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PostForum:Anything. Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2003 4:03 am Subject: Ask Chromus
OK, here's a brief overview of what a turing machine is.

There's an infinite tape. This tape is divided into cells. Each cell contains one symbol (or it is empty, an empty symbol). There is a read/ ...
 

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