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• ### Comp Sci: y = (x >= 0 ? x : -x); what does it mean?

This is an abbreviated form of an if-else statement, but I can't figure out what it is. The question mark is throwing me off.

Choices:

A. if (x >= 0) y = x;

B. if (x >= 0) y = x; else y = -x;

C. if (x >= 0) y = -x;

D. if (x >= 0) y = -x; else y = x;

I'm almost positive it's B, but can someone please reassure me?

3 AnswersProgramming & Design7 years ago
• ### British: what's it like in Trafalger Square on New Year's Eve?

I'm writing a fanfiction set here on this day. What's there to do? Is it similar to the one in Times Square? Is there a ball? Fireworks? Ice skating? Performance?

If you and your girl/boyfriend or husband/wife went to Trafalger Square on New Years Eve, what would you do?

• ### Harry Potter: how rich is rich?

I'm writing a Harry Potter fanfiction, and I need help.

I barely understand my economy, let alone a fictional one.

If you're considered "wealthy" in Harry Potter, how much money do you have? How many galleons? Like, I need a number, that you determined through being supersmart.

How much is the Black family fortune? How much money do you think Harry has in philosopher's stone? How much do the Malfoys have?

I don't get it.

1 AnswerBooks & Authors7 years ago
• ### Is this unhealthy/unattractive in a 16 year old girl? Feeling a bit insecure about it?

I'm 16 and a half (just passed my half-birthday actually, first time I've remembered it in 5yrs. :P) and I'm 5' 3.5", and I weigh 125. My measurements are 35-28-38, and I wear a small in tops, a 5 in bottoms, and a 5 in dresses, and my best fitting bra is a 32A. All of these are brand/fit depending, as I also own XL shirts, 0 dresses, and 1 pants. I have a bit of flab on my thighs and lower stomach, and it's not bad when I stand, but when I sit my thighs flap out on either side and I feel...well, fat. And I know I'm not, because I've SEEN fat, but it's doesn't do wonders to your psyche.

I've always been very thin, and it's just this year, that I grew about 2 inches, that the flab has developed and the weight got put on. I used to be tiny, in height and width, with a fast metabolism, and I was never athletic, but better than the average person who doesn't do sports. When I got to high school (I'm going into senior year) I started running, 3 seasons of track (cross country, winter, and spring) so I was fit as ever, but still, a stick. (No chest, not butt whatsoever). But now I've grown and I feel so...average. Even while I was running, the flab began to grow. I no longer have defined hip bones, or a gap between my thighs, and I know it's not good to look at myself this way.

Anyway, I'm not about to commit suicide because I "don't feel good about myself," and it's not like I'm borderline depression, and I'm sorry for this huge rant, but I would just like some reassurance that I am, in fact, not fat or ugly or whatnot.

So...I guess the question would be....is this average for someone of my age to feel this way? Is this an average body then? Am I still skinny, even thought I'm pretty pear-shaped?

I know there are a lot of questions like this, but it really does mean a lot if you take time out of your day to answer this question, so thanks, and I'll choose a best answer.

• ### BIG BROTHER 15: thoughts/reactions? I'm super curious!?

Just a little survey of how everyone's liking big brother this year! There are some things thy really bothered me and I want to know if anyone felt the same way.

So, just a few questions:

Have you watched before? I've only watched the seasons since Rachel Reilly's first. I had never even heard of it before then.

Do you like the contestants and the show sofas? Who's your favorite? Least favorite? I love Nick and the moving company! I think he's a genius. I already hope he wins. I HATE Elissa! She's so obnoxious! I can't believe she got MVP. That made me so angry. McCrae is hysterical, I love how everyone thinks he's a "hidden genius," and I like Andy, the gay guy. I liked David, he offered some funny stuff and awesome hair, kinda sad he's gone, but I never wanted him to win or anything. Oh, and I forgot, I hate Jessie! So full of herself ("I'm still prettiest") and I like Howard, he's chill.

What do you think of the already established shomances? "Shipping" anyone right now? I thought David and Aaryn were really cute, hope they get together after the show, if only for a small time. Jeremy and Kaitlin are just a bit annoying for my taste. Amanda and McCrae? Ew!

So yeah, i really want to know, especially Elissa opinions. I'll choose a best answer. Thanks! Can't wait I hear some opinions!

• ### Awesome post-war Harry Potter fanfic?

I have never read an amazing fanfiction that is canon and recounts the events after the battle of hogwarts, between the nineteen years. I want to know what happened after! About the funerals, the romances, everything! I don't care about the rating.

So if anybody has an amazing, canon, post-battle fanfiction, that would be great :)

1 AnswerComics & Animation8 years ago
• ### Awesome post-war Harry Potter fanfic?

I have never read an amazing fanfiction that is canon and recounts the events after the battle of hogwarts, between the nineteen years. I want to know what happened after! About the funerals, the romances, everything! I don't care about the rating.

So if anybody has an amazing, canon, post-battle fanfiction, that would be great :)

1 AnswerOther - Entertainment8 years ago
• ### license for engineer abbreviation? like "m.d."?

like a doctor, they put the letters m.d. at the end of their name. is there something I can put at the end of my name on my project to make it more authentic. it's a physics project. this is my cover page of my presentation

Like: ________________(name), *something to show i'm a licensed engineer*

• ### my belly button has brown spots on it, what is wrong with me?

im an "in-ny", btw.

im female, 16 years old.

i noticed it yesterday, while i was showering, it literally looks like someone took a paint brush with like a darkish brown paint on it and spotted my belly button, but the button itself inside looks sorta white. it's really weird and is sorta freaking me out.

to conclude: inny belly button has tiny brown spots on it until you get to the bulge in the middle which is like white. what is wrong with me?

2 AnswersOther - Health8 years ago
• ### What's your favorite harry potter movie :D ?

Just up for a little poll. My favorite is definitely the last, DH part 2. It's so action packed and such a great ending. I think my favorite book is goblet of fire, because you learn so much more about the wizarding world, but all the books give them a run for its money haha :)

• ### How do you calculate avg. sunrise time w/ daylight savings time?

I wanted to ask this question in two places to get the whole crowd :)

For a math project, I"m calculating the average sunrise times for each month in 2012. I'm doing march, and daylight savings time got in the way. I know how to calculate the avg of something, but I don't get how I should factor in the daylight savings time. for the other months, I was just doing total minutes from 12:00am, so like 7:42am would be 462, 7:41am would be 461, etc. then i divided by the total number of days and added it back to 12:am.

so how do i do it with daylight savings time?

Thanks! I will choose a best answer :)

• ### How do you calculate avg. sunrise time w/ daylight savings time?

For a math project, I"m calculating the average sunrise times for each month in 2012. I'm doing march, and daylight savings time got in the way. I know how to calculate the avg of something, but I don't get how I should factor in the daylight savings time. for the other months, I was just doing total minutes from 12:00am, so like 7:42am would be 462, 7:41am would be 461, etc. then i divided by the total number of days and added it back to 12:am.

so how do i do it with daylight savings time?

http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/astronomy.ht...

Thanks! I will choose a best answer :)

• ### Dance Moms is back!! :D whad did ya'll think?

^i don't actually talk like that

oh, and if you don't like this show, stop here, you don't click on questions to hate on things their asking.

now that that's out of the way, what did you think?!?

i'm soooo excited for this season.

so what was your opinion of the episode? the new mom? the performances? BROOKE AND PAIGE?? everything??

thanks!! :) a best answer will be chosen

my thoughts: (you don't have to read these if you don't want, i really just want to hear yours lol)

ugh i really hope brooke and kelly and paige come back!! i tolerate kelly, but i love her kids! i like the new girl, i think she's really talented and her mom seems somewhat sane. i didn't like the way the other moms treated her, especially christi, who i normally like. i'm so happy kenz one after her mistake. i thought chloe was BEAUTIFUL and honestly, better than maddie. not by much, but i think she was. i don't like the way the moms reacted to allie getting chloe's part, she was taller, it made sense, and it was gorgeous. kendall's thing was cute. also, can we talk about how THRILLED vivi must be to FINALLY be off her evil mother's competition team? extremely! so sad justice left :( maybe he'll go to abby lee! GOD i hate cathy -_-

• ### What did children call their fathers in the 1600s? The Crucible paper?

I'm writing a letter for AP Lang in which I am John Proctor, and I'm writing to his sons about who knows what. anyway, i want to finish the letter with: "With love, [blank]" Papa? Pop-op? Daddy?

anyone know?

thanks :)

i will choose a best answer

• ### Brother's 4th grade spelling hw? Should be very easy; why is it not easy!!?

My brother has an assignment for spelling. He has a large word bank like 35 and is answering various questions, there were 18 of those. We only have 4 left.

This is the word bank of the words we have left.

Curl

Dirt

Fur

Herself

Near

Return

Cheer

Year

Person

Turkey

Ear

Appear

Burnt

Career

Circulate

Deserve

Burden

Skirted

Reindeer

Earrings

Questions:

1-2. Fins words with double consonants.

3. When you talk (blank), you are being open and frank.

4. When you keep your (blank) to the ground, you are trying to stay informed about something.

Thanks guys. Please help. Lol I know this dumb but no one in this house can figure it out.

• ### MAIMIN'- causes of world war I?

my history teacher taught us this acronym freshman year to get the causes of world war i. im a junior now and im in US ii and we are about to do modern world and he wants us to break down that acronym. i couldn't find my freshman year notebook, so i googled it and this is what i got: http://quizlet.com/5481119/unit-9-ids-fl%E2%80%A6

i think the Ms are right, but im not sure about the second I or the n

help me please! he said we should be able to find them all in four pages of our textbook, but ive read it over and over and how am i supposed to pick one word??

• ### Stupid force physics problem? Thought it was really simple but answer doesn't match book?

A 2.0 kg otter starts from rest at the top of a muddy incline 85 cm long and slides down to the bottom in 0.50 s. What net force acts on the otter along the incline?

If you think you can do it, you can just stop reading and answer it lol.

If your interested, here's what i did:

F=mass x acceleration

have mass

need acceleration= (displacement/time)/time= (.85m/0.5s)/0.5s

then i multiplied that answer by 2 kg.

i got 6.8 N

the book, and my teacher got 14. how? dont ask me

im so good in this class and that i cant get this simple problem is actually killing me

• ### Anyone out there know anything about Christmas Variants by Elliott Del Borgo?

were playing the piece for school, and i need to practice for my annoying test, and i forgot my music :(

does anyone know where i can get even the score? but preferably the sheet music for flute

yes i screwed myself over

• ### Dance Moms Season 3 trailer/preview?

Does ANYBODY know where i can find the season 3 trailer/preview??? i know there was an ad because my friend told me about it and im scrolling the internet and i can't find it anywhere :((