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    Postby Schu » 03 Apr 2009 21:28

    I believe the chinese education department has classified π as exactly 3 for students. How stupid. Apparently the bible does it too.

    22/7 I also kinda found stupid. Just remembering 3.14 is easier than remembering a fraction I think, and it's slightly more accurate.

    A quarter of π is approximated by 1 - 1/3 + 1/5 - 1/7 etc (or more formally, the summation to infinity of ((-1)^n)/(2n+1) from n=0. I find that rather cool.

    Also one of my favourite formulas is e^ix = cosx + isinx, which for the special case of x=π, turns into e^iπ=-1. Surprisingly easy to prove too.
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    Postby Hunchback Jack » 03 Apr 2009 21:40

    Schu wrote:A quarter of π is approximated by 1 - 1/3 + 1/5 - 1/7 etc (or more formally, the summation to infinity of ((-1)^n)/(2n+1) from n=0. I find that rather cool.


    I thought that series equals pi. Which is way cool. Am I wrong?

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    Postby SandChigger » 04 Apr 2009 00:06

    I haven't heard anything like that (pi = 3) about the Chinese, but the Japanese Ministry of Education (and a whole lot of other shit*) made that one of their educational policies a few years back. They were soon forced to rescind it following a massive public outcry.

    They're bureaucrats, not educators. And mostly idiots, from what I can tell.



    * It's the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology ... which they cleverly abbreviate as "MEXT". Get it? C = K + S + S = X. :roll:
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    Postby Schu » 04 Apr 2009 00:22

    Hunchback Jack wrote:
    Schu wrote:A quarter of π is approximated by 1 - 1/3 + 1/5 - 1/7 etc (or more formally, the summation to infinity of ((-1)^n)/(2n+1) from n=0. I find that rather cool.


    I thought that series equals pi. Which is way cool. Am I wrong?

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    Postby Redstar » 04 Apr 2009 00:23

    I'm just going to come out and say that I don't believe in math.
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    Postby Schu » 04 Apr 2009 01:41

    but... but.... math believes in you!
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    Postby SandRider » 04 Apr 2009 11:35

    hey, that's really great & interesting.

    why don't one of you figure out a formula for getting the new banner up ?
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    Postby SandChigger » 04 Apr 2009 19:56

    IF (??) they're going to update to the new version of the boardware, then there's not really much point in spending a lot of effort on themes for the current one.

    The logo should be doable quickly enough, though. Here's the URL for the "phpbb creating communities"-with-a-tent logo address for the default theme:

    http://www.jacurutu.com/templates/subSi ... _phpBB.gif

    Just need to make a new version of that for each theme and have Ragabash upload it to the server....
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    Re: Dune Font [Finished]

    Postby Drunken Idaho » 16 Apr 2009 09:55

    Anyone know what the font is called that the nuDune books use?
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    Re: Dune Font [Finished]

    Postby Tleszer » 16 Apr 2009 10:02

    The Andersonian?
    DUNE, as interpreted by a blue man with a green tushie
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    Re: Dune Font [Finished]

    Postby Rakis » 16 Apr 2009 10:12

    Puke Unicode Narrow minded
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    Re: Dune Font [Finished]

    Postby DuneFishUK » 16 Apr 2009 15:03

    No idea. I was trying to work it out the other week. Failed miserably... :P

    Was going to try asking on DN - but Byron had other ideas.. his loss. :)
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    Re: Dune Font [Finished]

    Postby DuneFishUK » 02 Sep 2010 18:18

    Was surfin' just now and came across this...



    Makes it all worth it :wink:
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    Re: Dune Font [Finished]

    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 08 Sep 2010 16:39

    :lol:
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    Re: Dune Font [Finished]

    Postby Drunken Idaho » 09 Sep 2010 14:18

    DuneFishUK wrote:Was surfin' just now and came across this...



    Makes it all worth it :wink:


    Nice find! :clap:
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    Postby SandRider » 24 Sep 2010 11:16

    Freakzilla wrote:From Penguin:
    Dear James,
    Thank you for your inquiry about the DUNE series.
    We do not have this information readily available as some of the data that we would need to reference in order to respond accurately is not available to us in our database.
    However, we will pass your question off to our Editorial staff to see if perhaps there’s an alternate means for obtaining this information. Because of the volume of mail received, we cannot guarantee that you will receive a personal response; however, we will see that your question is sent along for review.
    We regret that we were not able to respond directly with an answer, and we thank you for taking the time to contact us.


    was there a follow-up in this thread later on ? I got bored and jumped out ...



    and what about this:
    Freakzilla wrote:These themes are just temporary. Free ones I downloaded.
    We'll eventually get a custom default theme up.


    and a customized smiley-pack ?








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    Re: Dune Font [Finished]

    Postby Freakzilla » 24 Sep 2010 11:27

    I can't remember if Penguin never responded or if their respons was so non-informative that I forgot.

    Omph says Rag is planning to impliment a GUI upload program. When that happens I'll try to do a lot more customization. Right now I just don't have the time to learn command lines.
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    Re: Dune Font [Finished]

    Postby Omphalos » 24 Sep 2010 13:15

    Freakzilla wrote:I can't remember if Penguin never responded or if their respons was so non-informative that I forgot.

    Omph says Rag is planning to impliment a GUI upload program. When that happens I'll try to do a lot more customization. Right now I just don't have the time to learn command lines.


    Ill ask this weekend. Might want to shoot him a note too, just for a double reminder. (Ive found that helps most of the people in my family remember things for longer then ten minutes).
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    Re: Dune Font [Finished]

    Postby DuneFishUK » 24 Sep 2010 16:49

    Omphalos wrote:
    Freakzilla wrote:I can't remember if Penguin never responded or if their respons was so non-informative that I forgot.

    Omph says Rag is planning to impliment a GUI upload program. When that happens I'll try to do a lot more customization. Right now I just don't have the time to learn command lines.


    Ill ask this weekend. Might want to shoot him a note too, just for a double reminder. (Ive found that helps most of the people in my family remember things for longer then ten minutes).


    There are still few custom graphic bits for the current themes ready to upload if you're still interested - viewtopic.php?p=78752#p78752
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    Re: Dune Font [Finished]

    Postby SandRider » 24 Sep 2010 18:23

    yeah, they're interested ... I make a motion to appoint the Dunefish a moderator in charge of
    putting the lipstick on this pig of a sietch ...
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    Re: Dune Font [Finished]

    Postby Drunken Idaho » 28 Sep 2010 11:08

    SandRider wrote:yeah, they're interested ... I make a motion to appoint the Dunefish a moderator in charge of
    putting the lipstick on this pig of a sietch ...


    Motion seconded... I still think we need to have a badass customized look as the default theme around here. I think we're on the right track with having something like our current banner at the top (or something like the one in my sig) with the "Attitude of the knife" quote below it in a slightly battered, yet sophisticated serif font. We all know that it's the Dune quote that best defines the OH perspective, and it also reflects the blood spatter in the "logo" which in turn reflects the water-stealers of Jacurutu, and it all comes full circle in a nice way.

    Having said that, if anyone needs assistance in this graphic endeavor, I offer my services.
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    Re: Dune Font [Finished]

    Postby lotek » 28 Sep 2010 11:16

    yeah it would be nice to show the HLP morons how it's done!
    That we might not be Frank' sons or depositories of copyright but with real passion and genuine respect for something bigger than us we achieve results!
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    Re: Dune Font [Finished]

    Postby Freakzilla » 28 Sep 2010 12:38

    SandRider wrote:yeah, they're interested ... I make a motion to appoint the Dunefish a moderator in charge of
    putting the lipstick on this pig of a sietch ...


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    Re: Dune Font [Finished]

    Postby lotek » 28 Sep 2010 12:57

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    Re: Dune Font [Finished]

    Postby SandRider » 15 Dec 2010 15:20

    has anyone else noticed Windows not accepting the OH font's numbers for system stuff ?
    f'instance, the Windows build that can be displayed in the corner of the desktop,
    Innerwebz 'Splorer 8 & beta9 ... don't know what else yet - everything non-windows
    takes the numbers fine, and the system things I'm talking about also take other font's
    numbers ....

    also, bumpity ...
    DuneFishUK wrote:
    Omphalos wrote:
    Freakzilla wrote:I can't remember if Penguin never responded or if their respons was so non-informative that I forgot.

    Omph says Rag is planning to impliment a GUI upload program. When that happens I'll try to do a lot more customization. Right now I just don't have the time to learn command lines.


    Ill ask this weekend. Might want to shoot him a note too, just for a double reminder. (Ive found that helps most of the people in my family remember things for longer then ten minutes).


    There are still few custom graphic bits for the current themes ready to upload if you're still interested - http://www.jacurutu.com/viewtopic.php?p=78752#p78752
    SandRider wrote:yeah, they're interested ... I make a motion to appoint the Dunefish a moderator in charge of
    putting the lipstick on this pig of a sietch ...
    Freakzilla wrote:
    SandRider wrote:yeah, they're interested ... I make a motion to appoint the Dunefish a moderator in charge of
    putting the lipstick on this pig of a sietch ...


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