Ruyi

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  1. N80wl liked a post in a topic by Ruyi in Unban plz.   
    dw. That is most definitely not the stance the Viva admins take.
    For us, everyone is treated equally. If you cross the line you get banned. This extends from members, admins, generals. In our previous iteration as clan, I believe a few senior admins were banned, and barred from the forums.
    It doesn't matter how long you've been around, how new you are, where you're from, what your affiliation is. Doesn't matter  
  2. kirikou97212 liked a post in a topic by Ruyi in Help me with a figure of speech :)   
    "die" is the singular of dice, if the word "dice" is used, the phrase would become "the dice are cast". As to why it's die and not dice? Don't really know, but I guess it's partly because in most games, it's a single die roll which determines the result.
  3. kirikou97212 liked a post in a topic by Ruyi in Help me with a figure of speech :)   
    "die" is the singular of dice, if the word "dice" is used, the phrase would become "the dice are cast". As to why it's die and not dice? Don't really know, but I guess it's partly because in most games, it's a single die roll which determines the result.
  4. kirikou97212 liked a post in a topic by Ruyi in Free Online UNI Short Courses.   
    Various universities also offer open learning courses. For example:
    Harvard Open Learning MIT Open Courses some of them are a bit more "hardcore"... but provide really in-depth content for certain topics, if it's your kind've thing.
    Similarly, many universities, especially universities in the states provide online courses of this nature. I don't think you get a shiny certificate at the end though. 
  5. Ruyi liked a post in a topic by Spanners in Unban plz.   
    You're totally right! I was just amazed by the "fuck the WP thingy" 
    About our/WP rules: We don't have any rules. As my fellow founder Reke said earlier. But, if we dont like a players behaviour in teamspeak or in the game, we will let them know. 
    Like @bizzl3 said earlier im very disappointed to se yet another WP member in here. 
    As a founder of the platoon i'll make sure that this will never happen again!
    Love you,
    Spieers
  6. Ruyi liked a post in a topic by El Cockardo in Unban plz.   
    Indeed we do, our members area has a code of conduct for the forums and servers.
    @Fractalds, I suggest you re-read it. Before you post anything else.
  7. N80wl liked a post in a topic by Ruyi in Unban plz.   
    dw. That is most definitely not the stance the Viva admins take.
    For us, everyone is treated equally. If you cross the line you get banned. This extends from members, admins, generals. In our previous iteration as clan, I believe a few senior admins were banned, and barred from the forums.
    It doesn't matter how long you've been around, how new you are, where you're from, what your affiliation is. Doesn't matter  
  8. VernCheese liked a post in a topic by Ruyi in [DECLINED] BergerSKG - Application   
    can confirm. I also aspire to be a hardcore clicker. @VernCheese can attest to my sincerity in my declaration of being a hardcore clicker.
  9. VernCheese liked a post in a topic by Ruyi in [DECLINED] BergerSKG - Application   
    can confirm. I also aspire to be a hardcore clicker. @VernCheese can attest to my sincerity in my declaration of being a hardcore clicker.
  10. Yassdoge liked a post in a topic by Ruyi in Well shit... DLC! Screw you EA...   
    I don't understand why this is a surprise to anyone.
  11. Ruyi liked a post in a topic by MetricMCG in Show your computer setup!   
    This is my latest rig, BF4 lags a little bit but its playable....
     
    http://
     
     
  12. Ruyi liked a post in a topic by MoJo in How to effectively backup thy PC   
    I do a windows backup to my 3tB external HD, I then copy this to the NAS(all our other stuff is here), which is then backed up to another large external HD which I keep at my parents.
    At least 2 separate copies of your data I would say, some people have 3 or  even more.
    My next NAS will be a raid 10, current is raid 5.
  13. Ruyi liked a post in a topic by Fractalds in Images of items I/You/We have recently purchased.   
    also got a kitten and as i am from finland the norse gods called me and said her name is Sif
  14. DivXion liked a post in a topic by Ruyi in Test your pc.   
    <________> everyone seems to be doing it, so I did it too <___________>
    It doesn't seem to like my primary SSD, nor my Intel HD iGPU  which I'm using to run a 3rd monitor. lel.
    http://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/1496154
  15. Ruyi liked a post in a topic by Gravetongue in Images of items I/You/We have recently purchased.   
    Some ear candy:

    And a stand:

  16. MrIbra liked a post in a topic by Ruyi in Graphic card   
    @El Zartan gtx 1060, or 1070 if they exist at that price point 
  17. Ruyi liked a post in a topic by El Cockardo in Fyllejocke - banned for "racism" 2nd August   
    Hi Fyllejocke
    Thankyou for your patience and exemplary conduct throughout your appeal
    While we understand that some language is more acceptable in different countries, our server and clan are based in the UK, and we have members from all over the world here. We do not tolerate any sort of racial or anti Semitic insults (amongst other things) and the general consensus was that without any surrounding contexts the word was used as an insult/put down. We have banned for this before and will continue to do so, as is our prerogative.
    Good news! The admin team have deliberated and unanimously agreed to lift your ban. 
    If you know some of your clan banter would sometimes cross the line, keep it out of chat. Even squad chat (because we see all chatlogs...). We don't want to walk this path again
    See you on the servers
    Rikk
  18. N80wl liked a post in a topic by Ruyi in Fyllejocke - banned for "racism" 2nd August   
    Jew is more than just a religion. Jew refers to the national and/or religious group of people known as the Jewish people. The term is also very commonly used an insult, e.g. to call someone a "jew". Same way due to the current political climate, one can easily argue that just writing the word "muslim" is equally as offensive, but naturally refers to a different group of people.
    It's definitely largely a matter of context, and also usage of language, but if one were to be reasonable whilst being sensitive to possible offence, and simply wanted to relate to the religion of judaism, it would be easy to write "judaist" or an equivalent term.
  19. Ruyi liked a post in a topic by MoJo in Camera Advice   
    also be aware
    "Individual movie clips captured by the Canon EOS 60D are limited to a maximum of 29 minutes, 59 seconds, thanks to European tax regulations, although as it turns out, the 4GB limit on video file sizes will in practice restrict you to shorter movie clips anyway."
    http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/E60D/E60DVIDEO.HTM
    This time limit also applies to all DSLR's as far as I know.
     
    This Nikon(D7100) should be within your price range.
    "Video duration limited to 20 minutes maximum in High quality; 29 minutes 59 seconds at normal quality" also has filesize limit of 4gb.
    http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/nikon-d7100/nikon-d7100VIDEO.HTM
     
    I think that the cameras you are looking at are "Crop Sensor", this implies that a normal 100mm lens will be around 150mm(all depends on sensor size) on a crop sensor camera
    Get on to YouTube etc and check for example videos made by the cameras toy are looking at.
     
     ^^  This could be important if you are planning any low light video.
    There is literally no limit to the amount of cash you can spend on gear.
    Try and decide on the models you want then google for all the reviews and check forums to.
     
  20. Ruyi liked a post in a topic by El Zartan in Images of items I/You/We have recently purchased.   
    my new Microphone, Razer Seiren

  21. Ruyi liked a post in a topic by III-Method-III in Is Math Real?   
    Hmmm
    Thought provoking.
    I guess I just hold a very simplistic and "laymans" view of mathematics, as I am not much of a practitioner and I totally get what Kiki is saying about it being an inaccurate simulation.
    To me maths is a language, like English or german.  it allows people in a specific field to communicate ideas and proofs to one another exactly and with no errors.  Because it is a language which is the same everywhere in the world...we only need one of them...so English maths is the same as german maths.  Which serves to unite the entire scientific community.
    When we use maths to model...it is only ever going to do that....model.  For example, we cannot use maths to determine the circumference of a circle, but we can model it...as to calculate it exactly requires knowing pi to an infinite number of decimal places.  So we can approximate....which is what maths does with most things in the real world.  But we can express the circumference algebraically, and that answer is exact.  mathematically.
    Some suggest maths is the only language, and if we had alien contact, this would likely be the only common ground we might share.  The symbols may be different but it is likely aliens would algebraically describe the circumference of a circle in the same way as us, and after a short while we may be able to establish a common language - or use maths to decipher each others language
    I dunno!
  22. El Kedalfi liked a post in a topic by Ruyi in Is Math Real?   
    First, I have to say that the article was very well written. I'll ramble a bit now, my thoughts are nowhere near as nicely organised or collected as that guys article though, so be gentle :3
    I stand on the viewpoint that Mathematics is a construct we have honed and developed over many years to be what it is, and the fact that it works so well, is something that we as a civilisation should be proud of. I mean, we all hear about idea that "parallel lines never touch". However, we do have mathematical constructs where parallel lines do touch, e.g. non-euclidean geometry.
    Personally, I feel part of the reason why mathematics works the way it does, is because we are able to find correlations between different phenomenon in our universe, and luckily mathematics is a well developed tool to model those phenomenon. By itself, it does not exactly describe any particular thing, but it can represent the correlations to a degree of accuracy which we find to be sufficient. We recognise that Newtonian Mechanics is flawed with the advent of general relativity, yet, it works just fine for the majority of applications. Does this mean that the maths behind Newtonian Mechanics is wrong? Not at all, it depends on to what degree of accuracy you want.
    Another (I find interesting) thought to think about is how maths is intrinsically flawed. We have the ideas of 1 and 2 in maths, however, in the real world, no 2 things are exactly identical, for if they were they would have to occupy exactly the same point in space-time and also exhibit all of the same characteristics, which would paradoxically, mean it can only be 1 thing after all, otherwise they would be distinguishable, and therefore, not be completely identical. From that starting point alone, we can see that maths can never really be any "truth", but simply a best case model in which we as humans have developed to be very very good.
    However, I do feel that mathematics can be misleading at times, and give the illusion that it represents the true logic behind our universe quite easily, as by extending its rules we have in many scenarios discovered new physical laws. But, to say that that's direct evidence that mathematics is "true" can be dangerous, as there are also scenarios where the mathematics didn't work initially, and we had to develop new maths to model the phenomenon in an apt manner. For example, both quantum mechanics and general relativity required mathematics which departs so far from regular vector calculus and complex algebra.
    So I think to summarise, my viewpoint is that mathematics is a thinking and modelling tool which we have developed to be incredibly powerful, however, without application to specific physical scenarios, and just as a construct by itself, it holds little physical meaning. But, that does not mean that maths isn't interesting or even at times beautiful by itself, instead, is something which we must be diligent with in its application.
    I hope that makes sense
  23. El Kedalfi liked a post in a topic by Ruyi in Is Math Real?   
    First, I have to say that the article was very well written. I'll ramble a bit now, my thoughts are nowhere near as nicely organised or collected as that guys article though, so be gentle :3
    I stand on the viewpoint that Mathematics is a construct we have honed and developed over many years to be what it is, and the fact that it works so well, is something that we as a civilisation should be proud of. I mean, we all hear about idea that "parallel lines never touch". However, we do have mathematical constructs where parallel lines do touch, e.g. non-euclidean geometry.
    Personally, I feel part of the reason why mathematics works the way it does, is because we are able to find correlations between different phenomenon in our universe, and luckily mathematics is a well developed tool to model those phenomenon. By itself, it does not exactly describe any particular thing, but it can represent the correlations to a degree of accuracy which we find to be sufficient. We recognise that Newtonian Mechanics is flawed with the advent of general relativity, yet, it works just fine for the majority of applications. Does this mean that the maths behind Newtonian Mechanics is wrong? Not at all, it depends on to what degree of accuracy you want.
    Another (I find interesting) thought to think about is how maths is intrinsically flawed. We have the ideas of 1 and 2 in maths, however, in the real world, no 2 things are exactly identical, for if they were they would have to occupy exactly the same point in space-time and also exhibit all of the same characteristics, which would paradoxically, mean it can only be 1 thing after all, otherwise they would be distinguishable, and therefore, not be completely identical. From that starting point alone, we can see that maths can never really be any "truth", but simply a best case model in which we as humans have developed to be very very good.
    However, I do feel that mathematics can be misleading at times, and give the illusion that it represents the true logic behind our universe quite easily, as by extending its rules we have in many scenarios discovered new physical laws. But, to say that that's direct evidence that mathematics is "true" can be dangerous, as there are also scenarios where the mathematics didn't work initially, and we had to develop new maths to model the phenomenon in an apt manner. For example, both quantum mechanics and general relativity required mathematics which departs so far from regular vector calculus and complex algebra.
    So I think to summarise, my viewpoint is that mathematics is a thinking and modelling tool which we have developed to be incredibly powerful, however, without application to specific physical scenarios, and just as a construct by itself, it holds little physical meaning. But, that does not mean that maths isn't interesting or even at times beautiful by itself, instead, is something which we must be diligent with in its application.
    I hope that makes sense
  24. Devajufan liked a post in a topic by Ruyi in Images of items I/You/We have recently purchased.   
    Yes there is, someone correct me if I'm wrong, but a human fingers resistance is between 1,000 to 100,000 Ohms, whereas that of regular drinking water is in the range of 2 to 200 Ohms, with sea water around 0.2 Ohms. Meaning water provides much less resistance than a human finger, meaning the water would just completely negate the conduction provided by the human finger... Unless you sit in de-ionized water.......... which has a resistance of up to 180,000 Ohms or so (I provided links, but in no way did I source or find the values properly, so don't quote me on them )
  25. Devajufan liked a post in a topic by Ruyi in Images of items I/You/We have recently purchased.   
    Yes there is, someone correct me if I'm wrong, but a human fingers resistance is between 1,000 to 100,000 Ohms, whereas that of regular drinking water is in the range of 2 to 200 Ohms, with sea water around 0.2 Ohms. Meaning water provides much less resistance than a human finger, meaning the water would just completely negate the conduction provided by the human finger... Unless you sit in de-ionized water.......... which has a resistance of up to 180,000 Ohms or so (I provided links, but in no way did I source or find the values properly, so don't quote me on them )