11:02 PM
What does the number next to the review link in the top bar actually count?

@JasonC I have no idea

In theory, number of reviews. In practice, number of users who have black hair and ate a croissant in the past hour.
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@Doorknob I'd like to see the code for that

@Doorknob I have black hair
in buckets in the basement
(jk)

... uh oh, now I see what @Undo is doing. Pretty sure I'm attached to another object by an inclined plane, wrapped helically around an axis.

11:05 PM
[ SmokeDetector ] All-caps title: LEFT JOINS WHERE THERE IS AN OR CLAUSE by Severun on `stackoverflow.com`

user259867
@JasonC Number of all pending review tasks (excluding Close Queue on SO) some unspecified number of minutes ago.

user259867
A key point is that a pending review task may or may not be available for your review.

aaaaargh
I just gave @Doorknob a rook
[may or may not be a trick]

@Undo evil laugh
My chances of winning have increased from 0.2% to 0.5%

that's like a 250% increase
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11:14 PM
... well, I suppose that's a more optimistic way of looking at it. :P

@Frank I have three black cats so I have black hair everywhere :)

yay

Does someone have a new tree today?

user259867
@Undo No, it's an increase by the factor of 2.5, or by 150%.

oh right
I did precalc all day. I'm done mathing

11:16 PM

bjb must have a folder clear full of cat pictures for situations like this

@Undo do calc now.
@Undo :P

@bjb568 NO. NO NO NO NO.

@bjb568 Very cool-at least these guys aren't doing things that are bad for them, like Frank's cats usually do!

To get you started, read about how a limit works, and see if you can figure out how to fill the hole in y = f(x) = (x-2)/(x^2 + 6x -8).

11:19 PM
@bjb568 oh we've already done that

oh then you're doing calc.

I could figure it out if I wasn't too lazy to factor that thing

y u call precalc

I am very close to death by queen+rook pinning a bishop against my king o.o

@bjb568 'cause that's what it says on the box. And the book. And the DVD.

11:21 PM
@Undo So you did Algebra II last year? That's what I'm doing now. Not looking forward to pre-calc...

@Doorknob yeah
Precalc is okay, but there's a lot of graph-drawing
I don't like graph-drawing, it takes up too much space on paper

You've done derivatives (of triggys? chain? implicit? differentials? partial?)? Integrals (area? physics? u-sub? by-parts? surface and contour?)?

nah

user259867
Calculus kitten can't stop showing off...

none of that yet

11:22 PM
Hm… what's the slope of y = 3x + 4?

@bjb568 3

there you go

@Undo Oh haha you should see my math notebook. Not a square inch of paper wasted. Graphs are annoying, but I usually try to use the same grid to graph all the graphic problems in order to conserve space. :P

@Doorknob hah

heh

11:23 PM
I tried that once. But it was on a group where they were all like fractions of a line off :(

In me world, it's called slope field and family of antiderivitives

I think we should rename the tavern to Low Quality Chat HQ.
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@Undo Ya done any basic power-rule derivative stuff?

I don't think so

oh I hate that pawn so much right now D:

11:25 PM
Do you understand what a derivative and differentiability is tho?

So you've done basically chapter 1 and 2.1 in my book.

9th

11:27 PM
ooh good

Well, basically you are the integral from 0 to now of food eaten minus what comes out in the bathroom.

Do AP calc next year. Preferably BC.

BC includes AB, right?

@JasonC That's a good way of thinking of things…
@Undo Yeah.

Wow you guys are bringing back some serious memories.

11:28 PM
I'm... taking advice from a guy on the Internet who uses a kitten avatar somewhat seriously. Eeeek

:P

My AP calc teacher was an HP salesman by night, it was both weird and awesome.

@Undo Good thing that advice isn't for English class.
bcz that wud b horribl

He was also the only human I've ever known who legitimately had beady little eyes.

@JasonC under kewl glasses now!

11:31 PM
He had a pelican case full of HP-48G's, he used to refer to them as "the machines".

bjb... who doesn't read books... recommending a book.
okay.

okay, my turn to show off. Deleted my 666th comment today D:

Hey, I wish it were electronic, but ya know, textbooks companies by definition just don't.

show how much you know.

Gah, so much to star, so none stars left

11:31 PM
Yes, textbooks are electronic.

Most not.

... er... yes, they are...

Oh, wait, there's a PDF of it on me blackboard (private). So maybe somewhere it exists.

Actually, some text book companies are trying really hard to move into digital. I know this to be true, a good friend of mine is the media relations director at McGraw-Hill and we were just talking about it.
It's actually pretty cool, they're also doing a lot of work for more personalized learning and trying to move away from a common textbook for the whole class.
Would have made school a heck of a lot cooler 20 years ago.

gah, I have one shot to get this right

11:34 PM
I actually did a Speech project on technology in education, and from what I researched while I was doing it, many exciting things are happening

@JasonC ur old

@Undo don't mess up, no pressure :)

@Doorknob Yeah, totally. I guess it took a long time for all these massive book companies to catch up to technology but now it's happening.
@bjb568 Dude I'm like 33.

@Undo What's analyze button do?
@JasonC Closer to the end of your productive life than the start.

more "they know they can't possibly justify selling an ebook at \$99, but somehow they can with a paper book"

11:36 PM
uh oh
I have exactly three possible moves

Four if you count punching in the face.

@Undo yorp

Oh wait no its online.

wait, 4
4 actually, 5 if you count internet-punch

4, only 3 of which lets me win

11:37 PM

(I have no idea if that's even true, but hey)

one would result in a nasty double-check, so that one's definitely out :P

@Doorknob have you used up all your LQP reviews yet?

user259867
If you are going to actually study the textbook, I'd recommend against an ebook. Certainly against an ebook that you can only access through the publisher's site which will show you 1/3 of a page at a time on a laptop's screen. It's only good for copying down exercises, not for understanding what's written in the context of other things.
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@Undo I still have used exactly one

11:38 PM
waits sufficiently long time for Doorknob to respond and look back at game
@Doorknob you should go use more
pings doorknob again
See, kids, this is real chess

haha

@bjb568 Not true. You incorrectly assume I have already started a productive life.

I've pinned his brain to the Tavern tab

@JasonC relatively productive

hits "submit move," holds breath

11:41 PM
chases king around board

uh oh

@Woodface Damn, I know I once called somebody's mother a downloadable PDF, but it must not have been here because I can't find it. So....

11:43 PM
I have exactly one possible move...

Oh wait.

I think @Undo wins
wait, not yet!

yeah, there's still some issues to overcome

@JasonC Sad! I had to do that to one of mine. It was horrible!

one possible move again...

11:45 PM
@Sue One of my parents' dogs had the cone once, too. I could feel her frustration when I looked at her.

Could we stop with the huge oneboxes please?

Hey ool, I broke my a b -this one- d e key. This will definitely help me get my work done. I'm so glad that that happened.

@JasonC ... what?

11:47 PM
Try writing things that don't ever use that key. Just like this message.

ohhhhh `c`
I've been playing chess far too long to remember the alphabet

Add support for `lasses` to Java...

@Doorknob Can you delete mine? Move them to trash or something?

@Sue No, I'm not a room owner

we have no superpowers here

11:49 PM

There we go, that wasn't bad. cccc

We can't delete them but we can talk about a bunch of irrelevant crap until they scroll off the screen.

Hi uni!

Ok-when I figure out how to make them smaller, I'll stop :)

11:50 PM
Or we could all flag one of bjb's pictures to get him chat-suspended so that he can't post any more.

MWAHAHA LET'S DO IT!

:O

@JasonC lol!

@JasonC The worst part is that you need it for copy-pasting.
Hiya bjb! :D

@Sue `.onebox.ob-image img { max-height: 100px }`

11:51 PM
@Unihedro <C-x><C-v> == <C-c>

I suppose you could always rock the old cut paste paste in a pinch.
Yeah that.

ugh I have 4 moves now.

user259867
xkcd 887 has an embarrassing spelling error: "acheive"

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user259867

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11:52 PM
How are the predictions for 2015 coming along?

I hear there's chess!

@ɥʇǝS Yes! Scroll up (a long way, because bjb's annoying pictures) if you want. :P

Wow, everyone's playing chess.

@bjb568 Oh! What I do is just upload them from my photo stream & that's what happens!

Or you can watch Undo about to beat me: chess.com/echess/game?id=107606678
@Woodface 2014 - GNU/Linux becomes dominant OS. Hahaha, yeah right.

11:53 PM
Ha, the Tappan Zee bridge got an XKCD mention. It really is that terrifying.

is that live @Doorknob?

@ɥʇǝS yup

so no refresh needed?

Refreshing in 2015?

hey, the site I sometimes play on requires a refresh..

11:55 PM
Umm, did it just update (king to f7)? If so, then no :P

but that was a long time ago.
it didn't :(

blegh
It auto-refreshes for both players.

wait, Undo is white?

yes

@Sue eh? for spring

11:57 PM
@ɥʇǝS I... yes.
That can be interpreted multiple ways, one of them much more entertaining >:D

I thought Undo was winning?

@ɥʇǝS Undo is winning
Undo is chasing Doorknob's king around

I will refrain and just watch ;)

He was previously viciously chasing Doorknob's queen around, but thankfully that seems to have stopped. :P

@ɥʇǝS Be warned, the auto-refresh is a little iffy.

11:59 PM
two possible moves...

force refresh often for most consistent king-chasing entertainment

Is back
Hi all (again)

errr, only one actually
@Frank Hello! Undo is still chasing my king. Scroll up for more information. :P