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- Thread starter InuyashaX
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Well, you could use the water torture thing. Mythbusters did something on it as well, and it seems pretty harsh. I forget where the torture comes from, but for some reason my mind references to 'Chinese Water Torture' but don't take my word for it...

The water tortue is a setup where water is constantly dripping onto your forehead while you are restrained for long periods of time. It doesn't seem like much, but the worst part about the torture is your entire body being restrained. you can't move much near an inch anywhere, and with water dripping onto you, your skin may start to itch, yet your arms are bound as well. When you are moving your entire life, and suddenly become bound into hardly any movement, your mind may eventually scream agony from the immobility. It's hard to stay still and not be able to do anything, and then they add the dripping water. Genious non-fatal torture device, though hellish it may be since it is torture.

There goes my option. Try looking up the mythbusters and maybe they might have a summary on the myth that you can reference to. Don't forget to do your own proper amount of research on the subject yourself. What I typed is what I 'think' I remember of the torture setup and reponse. And you can even say Mythbusters had a hand in trying the torture themselves and found it can be a real torture.

But wow.. weird subject though. And it has to be 1-2 pages about one kind of way of torturing? Mental torturing would be worst to me though... like hypnotizing and driving ppl's minds insane.

and refering to Kimbo's post: I could aways use some help on different subjects.. but translating the terms to english costs way too much time me. So I figure it out myself or ask my teacher the next time I see him. =_=

Do you know how scary that is... i just started downloading it about 30mins ago!

I think i'm going to use that actually that torture could be written about so well and it's got my creative juices running

For the interveiwee.

- Must not mine giving name
- Have a lot of knowlegde of anime now and past
- more to come later

NTD (Tony)

Merged with existing thread.

edit: please cant some one help me?

So far I've picked Treaure Island and The Hobbit, since they both discuss about people hunting for treasure as the main story.

Anyways I'm taking a programming course using C language at my University. I got a midterm this friday and got a quick question, do any of you know how to convert floating point decimal values into binary? I googled this and searched eveywhere, I even found this link:

http://babbage.cs.qc.edu/IEEE-754/Decimal.html

But I still dont really get it=/ If any of you have experience in floating point conversions I'd really appreciate it if you could help me out.

Heres an example of what I'm asking for: Convert 25.76 into Binary, something like that

Oh thats ok, dont think I'll understand much from e-books lols Thanks anyways.

This concept doesnt require programming skills but mainly theory, I understand how to convert whole numbers like 230, -95 into binary and binary into whole numbers. The floating point conversions a little tricky though I gotta hunt down my prof and get some help

http://www.rsu.edu/faculty/PMacpherson/Programs/iee754.html

What sort of course is it that wants you to convert floating point? Usually if you can convert decimal it is good enough. If he just wants you to use C code to "convert" it then you just have to change the way the program looks at the floating point variable.

Thanks a bunch for the link, should be very helpful I found a decimal conversion one but couldnt find a good floating point conversion calculator

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We had to cover that as part of my Janurary exam, so if you want i canupload the poiwerpoint presentaions we used to help you understand what to do?

But if you can get to that point, then it's not bad. The first bit is just a sign bit, 0 if the number is positive, 1 if it's negative. Now, you just move your decimal point to be right after the 1st '1', this pretty much gives you the scientific notation for it (well... in binary). So, what you do now is count the number of times you moved the decimal point to the left (count negative if you move it to the right), and this will give you the exponent. Now, just add 127 to that, and write that value in for the next 8 bits of the floating point. (the reason you add 127 is to allow you to have negative exponent values. Weird, but you've just gotta remember it). Now, to fill in the rest of the 23 bits left, you write out all the numbers in the decimal number you wrote down right after that first '1' value. With all that information, the floating point has enough information to know exactly (well, with accuracy issues) what decimal value you have.

Yup... pretty straightforward... though the whole process really sucks. If you can remember what the 1, 8, and 23 bits need to hold, you should be in good shape. It's just really easy to get messed up with all the arithmetic. I can assure you that after this class, unless you're going to get really hardcore into hardware design, you with never, ever use this knowledge again. Though it is kinda cool knowing how a computer can decode all this stuff. At any rate, that's about all the help I can give, as complicated as it all is. Good luck with the test!