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I don't have any fun lengthy stories but I do occasionally smack into my door handle

and given I'm a computer scientist with way too many wires around me at a given time, nearly trip over said wires on a semi-regular basis (i say nearly because I'm good at catching myself)

Also there was once it was 4am and I was looking at this math problem for the longest time and was like HOW TF DID THEY SIMPLIFY TO THAT and I was staring so hard (mind I have a degree in applied math, so this is considered pretty dumb for me)

then I went to sleep after cramming whatever I can shove into my head, woke up, looked at that problem again and figured out how to simplify the problem in about 2.5 seconds

turns out I can only really do programming in a half-asleep state and not math, math game not quite strong enough

Edit: oh wait I have a story I remember now

So I was at a bbq some time after I played my first Assassin's Creed and I began seeing everything as possible climbable surfaces, though I do enjoy climbing trees prior to that anyway

So I was waiting for like, the next burger to cook and decided to climb this tree in the yard because it looked pretty climbable

But being the dumbass I am I did it in fucking FLIP FLOPS and fell and fucked up my ankle

Good thing it was summer break so I did not have to get out of bed for that entire week, and I still had issues going down stairs for about 3 months after

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I twisted my arm falling off a sofa.

My sister did this, except she actually broke her arm. We're all a special kind of stupid XD

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I've dropped a small but dense porcelain plate on my toe, which caused it to crack and turn blue I think (though it healed naturally just fine), slammed my thumb in a car door when on my way into a martial arts class (just remembered the details of how my dad rushed me into the school's bathroom while crying to touch it up, then right back out without anybody in the school saying anything, which were details I could've gone without remembering), tripped on some poor jerk's accidentally-outstretched foot and hit my head on a bookshelf, which needed 10 stitches to fix up and turned my already-enormous forehead into a lethal weapon, and failed to get through childhood without getting my head stuck in a bannister

Also, I once accidentally fell in P.E. such that I landed in a full split, which would've been cool, except the strain on my legs had me crying immediately upon hitting the ground

These may be a bit more wincey than funny, I am realizing a bit late, sorry

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When I was like 9 or 10, at some sort of a convention event at the local public library, I may have accidentally put the elevator out of order by pressing a bunch of buttons. I got out of the elevator and went downstairs to where all the adults were, crowded around the elevator, wondering why it wasn't working. I felt pretty bad.

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I've dropped a small but dense porcelain plate on my toe, which caused it to crack and turn blue I think (though it healed naturally just fine), slammed my thumb in a car door when on my way into a martial arts class (just remembered the details of how my dad rushed me into the school's bathroom while crying to touch it up, then right back out without anybody in the school saying anything, which were details I could've gone without remembering), tripped on some poor jerk's accidentally-outstretched foot and hit my head on a bookshelf, which needed 10 stitches to fix up and turned my already-enormous forehead into a lethal weapon, and failed to get through childhood without getting my head stuck in a bannister

Also, I once accidentally fell in P.E. such that I landed in a full split, which would've been cool, except the strain on my legs had me crying immediately upon hitting the ground

These may be a bit more wincey than funny, I am realizing a bit late, sorry

That made me remember the time where I dropped a 5lb metal weight on my foot

Was not a pleasant experience

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i don't have time to tell a story because guild wars 2 just got its christmas patch

QUESTION SEVEN HUNDRED AND SEVENTY: Tell us a story in which you do something cool or clever!

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769- I'm constantly doing embarrassing things so I could have a dozen examples but here's just one

I've got a pretty rich friend who had me overnight last year. His mom brought us to the Mexican restaurant in town, it wasn't bad. I guess I got food poisoning or something. I was sleeping in a room in the top floor but I woke up in the middle of the night to puke, had to go down a floor to the bathroom. Puked q little on the way there and couldn't hold it in, had to spend around 30 minutes scrubbing the floor where it fell.

Today - gave my umbrella to a stranger on a rainy street once. Felt pretty good.

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Okay so remember when I was lamenting it was no longer the 'gush a paragraph about something you're passionate in' QOTD

Well

This is it

So I was doing my AI homework and the last assignment is Machine Learning and we're assigned to write a Naive Bayesian Classifier on ascii-based images handwriting recognition and well

I just did my final project for computer vision so my brain's still in full on matrix mode

So I'm like hmmmm what can I do for this

Oh yeah

MATRIX MATH

so I convert the entire fucking double list (it was python) to a matrix, cache all the probabilities, and when it comes times to test all the test images all I had to do is flip the bits on the feature map for the given image (it's 0 if background, 1 if foreground) and subtract the cached conditional probability map matrix from that (one operation on my end!), then just do product of all the elements of the matrix (another single operation!) and take the absolute value to remove whatever negatives I created from the subtraction to get the total conditional probability

so something that'd normally taken like, 2 double loops to do in normal programming is now done in a whooping 3 lines of code I was impressed with myself about that

bless numpy

bless python

bless me because I did that part of the assignment in like 4 hours and I've often complained that cs grad homework takes like, 12 hours to do per assignment if I'm lucky well (okay there's a part 2 to that, that took me longer, but)

4 hours is NOTHING in programmer time holy shit

also I pull the same cache-and-average trick in my computer vision final project and me and my partner only took 2 days to do it and it had some complicated ass-shit but we got an 85 so that was not too bad at all

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Clumsy - I tripped and fell at my high school graduation, on stage. Both my mom and dad facepalmed.

Clever - Way back when FE11 drafting started, I got the weird idea to use the Geosphere on the final stage, because screw those two staffbots. It's been my go-to strategy ever since then, and it makes the chapter much less rage-inducing!

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yesterday i showed my friend something i sang and after i convinced her that yes it was me she started crying

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A long time ago, I was arguing with a friend of mine. They tried to take the moral high ground, but I said, "I was here first!"

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I remember this one time I actually outright won an argument with Makaze, that was pretty cool.

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dumb - I thought it was really smart for hide and seek to hide in a suitcase but didn't realize that the little kids wanted to play canned beans and decided to hide with me by sitting on the suitcase with me in it. almost suffocated rip

clever(?) - I think it was around 2am when I was talking to Nightmare and Elieson and my dad came back from work while I was not in my room so I snuck back in by hiding in pretty bizarre places and didn't get caught B)

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I remember this one time I actually outright won an argument with Makaze, that was pretty cool.

Was it about Abraham Lincoln?

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I've written a quarter of a novel in just this past month and half the month before. I wasn't even aiming for speed, I just couldn't stop writing.

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various holidays i do shitty e-cards for some people

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QUESTION SEVEN HUNDRED AND SIXTY-NINE: Tell us a story in which you do something clumsy or dumb!

you are the villain today folks

Dancing on the stage of my favorite nightclub, i was at the edge of it. (stage room is hard to claim if you arent early enough) I pull off this swank ass move with my legs, but alas, im in platform stomper boots. I slip and actually slip off the stage onto the main dancefloor. I wasnt hurt or anything, but it was embarrassing as fuck.

i don't have time to tell a story because guild wars 2 just got its christmas patch

QUESTION SEVEN HUNDRED AND SEVENTY: Tell us a story in which you do something cool or clever!

My Jeep made a Dodge Challenger weep tears of shameful sorrow not long ago. Blew the doors off of it, i did.

Also, being an absolute ninja with my driving skills in the middle of downtown San Francisco. My friend was so impressed, he gawked at me.

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Was it about Abraham Lincoln?

Pretty sure it was about the Civil War in general, but close enough.

bash-3.2$ egrep 'Makaze:.*concede' -r ~/Downloads/Chat\ Logs/IP.Chat\ logs
...
~/Downloads/Chat Logs/IP.Chat logs/2014-12-16 to 2015-4-6.rtfd/TXT.rtf:[23:23:51] Makaze: Okay Euk I concede the point.\

I spent a long time trying to find it with ⌘F through candidate files before giving up and going to this

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I don't remember any of my clever moments if I had any! but I'd say a cool thing is that I worked my butt off this thanksgiving~! I had lots of fun cooking new things and baking an apple pie ^o^ And then I washed soooo many disheeees b-because I didn't know I wasn't supposed to handwash them all they just said "u shud wash dishes" so I did almost all of them

and I have improved my ability to wield a knife

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A long time ago, I was arguing with a friend of mine. They tried to take the moral high ground, but I said, "I was here first!"

this seems a day late

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