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Sonic Bomb Alarm Clock with Bed Shaker

March 18th 2008, 03:53 AM
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DinkDude95
Peasant Male Australia steam
The guy with the cute D-Mod. 
March 18th 2008, 10:27 AM
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Kat
Peasant Female Canada
We can out-drink most Americans! 
Times like this, I really miss good old WC.....
March 18th 2008, 04:06 PM
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Chrispy
Peasant Male Canada
I'm a man, but I can change, if I have to.I guess. 
It's a pity that some here don't know what you mean.
March 18th 2008, 04:13 PM
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Sharp
Peasant Female Finland
 
The new super-alarm clocks are rather cool, though.. Maybe even worth a thread
There are at least clocks that fly away or roll into hiding. I've also heard of one that throws the piece that makes the alarm stop into air. Pretty innovative stuff.
March 18th 2008, 04:35 PM
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Phoenix
Peasant Male Norway steam
Back from the ashes 
Yeah, they're nice. The only problem is, though, once you find the piece and attach it to your alarm, you can just go back to bed and fall right back to sleep.

I tried setting my alarm and placing it far away from my bed so I had to get up to turn it off, but you know, once it was off, I could just jump back into bed and keep on sleeping.
March 18th 2008, 04:57 PM
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That's what the snooze button's for

"I've also heard of one that throws the piece that makes the alarm stop into air."

I've seen one like that that has a little jigsaw on top - when it goes off you have to find all the pieces and put them back before it'll stop, by which time (theoretically) you're too wide awake to want to sleep more
March 19th 2008, 03:04 AM
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Phoenix
Peasant Male Norway steam
Back from the ashes 
Hehe, well, I assume that eventually, you will know that jigsaw by heart, and...
March 19th 2008, 10:45 AM
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dinkinfreak
Peasant Male Greece
Real lurkers don't appear on the lurkers list. 
What if you miss a piece?
March 19th 2008, 12:42 PM
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SabreTrout
Noble Male United Kingdom
Tigertigertiger. 
Hah! I would totally steal a piece from an unsuspecting friends alarm clock, so they couldn't switch it off. EVER.
March 19th 2008, 03:50 PM
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Then you either...
a) go insane
b) unplug it and go back to bed
or c) chuck it out the window
March 19th 2008, 06:10 PM
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Chrispy
Peasant Male Canada
I'm a man, but I can change, if I have to.I guess. 
Maybe make it display a random simplistic integral, with difficulty settings based on your ability?
March 20th 2008, 03:17 PM
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Sharp
Peasant Female Finland
 
Integrals don't really go that well with mornings, do they
March 20th 2008, 10:28 PM
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Chrispy
Peasant Male Canada
I'm a man, but I can change, if I have to.I guess. 
You can say that.
For a real kicker, you can always try to make them impossible.

Talking about impossible math, anyone got any ideas how to solve:

Sum: 0 --> n; A* (y^n*x^0 + y^(n-1)*x^1 ... y^1*x^(n-1) + y^0*x^n)

Solve, as in put in a form that *isn't* a friggen series. It's for a compound interest problem with deposits varied by a constant inflation (aka, increasing wages). So with inflation at 2% per unit time n, and savings interest at 1% with an initial deposit of 10$, you'd have after 3 unit times:
10 * (1.01^3 + 1.01^2*1.02^1 + 1.01^1*1.02^2 + 1.02^3) = 41.82$

I'm thinking it's impossible, unless x or y are in deflation. The whole reason I'm trying to do this, is to see if there's an optimal point in time to make an appropriate 'jump' to a different, higher savings rate, if there is a constant cost involved in the jump, and a finite number of months where the money will still be 'saved'.