## Shit You Don't Know

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This is a direct quote from response to an inquiry e-mail I sent.

"Sellers on our website are allowed to sell illegal items on website."

Fair warning.

. wrote:I know a lot of us on here use Amazon and with Secret Santa/Satan season coming up (Ah ha ha.), I thought you guys would like to see a note I got from Amazon about independent sellers on their site.

This is a direct quote from response to an inquiry e-mail I sent.

"Sellers on our website are allowed to sell illegal items on website."

Fair warning.

i cant think of too many things that would be there that are illegal in MA, except the following: knives, guns, fake guns, metal sticks, fake metal sticks, ray guns, lasers, nondomesticated animals, firewood from NH, NO2, tasers, fake tasers, pepper spray, prescription drugs, fake prescription drugs, police/emergency uniforms or lights, and anything of a sexual nature.

Do not call up what you cannot put down.

If I have a circle that is 7 inches in circumference, how would I figure out the largest size equilateral triangle that would fit in it? I do not have a protractor, although I guess I could get one.

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You need to use filthy trigonometry!

An equilateral triangle triangle has three 60 degree angles. If you draw a circle around the triangle such that it passes through the triangle's three points, and then pull a line from each point to its center, you turn the triangle into six right triangles with one angle == 30 degrees and a hypotenuse == the radius of the circle.

After that, you use goddamned trig (cosine 30 degrees = adjacent side / hypotenuse) to solve for adjacent side, which is half of one side of the equilateral triangle. The circle's radius is 7 / 2 * pi, so the formula would be:

2 * (7/2*pi) * cos (30) == (roughly) 1.930

So the equilateral triangle is roughly 1.930 inches on a side.

edit: Wikipedia factors the fucking trig out in their formula in their circumscribed circle formula, which is much simpler:

Radius of circle = (one side of the equilateral triangle) * (sqrt(3) / 3)

Where sqrt is the square root. Same result. Fuck math!

An equilateral triangle triangle has three 60 degree angles. If you draw a circle around the triangle such that it passes through the triangle's three points, and then pull a line from each point to its center, you turn the triangle into six right triangles with one angle == 30 degrees and a hypotenuse == the radius of the circle.

After that, you use goddamned trig (cosine 30 degrees = adjacent side / hypotenuse) to solve for adjacent side, which is half of one side of the equilateral triangle. The circle's radius is 7 / 2 * pi, so the formula would be:

2 * (7/2*pi) * cos (30) == (roughly) 1.930

So the equilateral triangle is roughly 1.930 inches on a side.

edit: Wikipedia factors the fucking trig out in their formula in their circumscribed circle formula, which is much simpler:

Radius of circle = (one side of the equilateral triangle) * (sqrt(3) / 3)

Where sqrt is the square root. Same result. Fuck math!

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Like if I got the Sonic Collection they have right now for free, could I play it 2 years from now even if I do not have the premium account? Or am I almost like renting it for the month before it because unusable again?

Someone help. If it gets me free games, I want to use the code. If not, I'm not sure why I should bother.

What does the premium service give me that the plain version does not?

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I think any game you download for free during your trial period remains free as long as it's on your hard drive. I got Streets of Rage 2 for free way back when I had my free trial, let me try it later to see if I can still access it.

Plus isn't as important as Gold. Plus is mostly for DLC, letting you have discounts, free downloads, and sometimes early access to content. Gold is for online multiplayer and Netflix.

Plus isn't as important as Gold. Plus is mostly for DLC, letting you have discounts, free downloads, and sometimes early access to content. Gold is for online multiplayer and Netflix.

Bag of Ass wrote:I got Streets of Rage 2 for free way back when I had my free trial, let me try it later to see if I can still access it.

I just like the thought of the free games, not monthly rentals, you know? So anyway, please let me know either on here or over PSN (hint hint, add me!)

I have a feeling I won't be keeping Plus but if I can keep the games I get during the trial, I figure why not.

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