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Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:02 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Horizontal Asymptote For Rational Equations
Replies: 9
Views: 2815

### Re: Horizontal Asymptote For Rational Equations

For instance, its true to say that sin(x)/x has a horizontal asymptote of 0. You just can't stay on the line if its an asymptote.
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:39 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: A probability question
Replies: 5
Views: 2711

### Re: A probability question

83.1 ~ 83.33... = 5/6

Take it up to 4 and see what happens? Guessing what's going on from one data point is going to be pretty impossible.
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:56 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Gender pronouns for our Forum Gamers!
Replies: 114
Views: 78276

### Re: Gender pronouns for our Forum Gamers!

Ginger wrote:like the spice

or indeed the spice girl. Anyway, done up to here.
Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:09 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Gender pronouns for our players!
Replies: 301
Views: 147452

### Re: Gender pronouns for our players!

Didn't realise there were two of these until today. They should both be up to date now. PM me if you need action.
Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:36 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Assassin Problem over the Internet
Replies: 40
Views: 7680

### Re: Assassin Problem over the Internet

relatively straightforward Either get people to pick random numbers, or calculate a hash of some file they provide (a selfie or whatever). Person with the lowest hash attacks the person with the second lowest hash... person with the second highest attacks person with the highest, and person ...
Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:05 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Manufactoria - Make Turing Machines with Conveyor Belts
Replies: 350
Views: 96551

### Re: Manufactoria - Make Turing Machines with Conveyor Belts

You don't often see the word "subtrahend", that is for sure.
Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:33 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: What is a Euclidean Number
Replies: 13
Views: 4088

### Re: What is a Euclidean Number

I genuinely loved that euclidea game for a while, but then it got to be a bit of a "solve this equation" thing in my head, and I lost interest.
Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:18 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Gender pronouns for our Forum Gamers!
Replies: 114
Views: 78276

### Re: Gender pronouns for our Forum Gamers!

Hi folks.

I'm not around much. If you want action here, you can try PMing me. I've just subscribed to the thread, so it should be a little more speedily maintained going forward (thought I did that before, anywoops...). Thanks to Lavendar Manna for pinging me.
Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:22 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Three externally tangent circles sharing a single point of tangency
Replies: 19
Views: 5975

### Re: Three externally tangent circles sharing a single point of tangency

I can't really say that I see the small circle as any more natural than the large. If I want to describe where a missile can run out of fuel (a relatively natural question) whether its larger or smaller than a hemisphere is of little note.
Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:53 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Three externally tangent circles sharing a single point of tangency
Replies: 19
Views: 5975

### Re: Three externally tangent circles sharing a single point of tangency

Nicias wrote:In sphereical geometry, you will have trouble with "external"

Not really. You just need to give circles their centres, and then it should follow.
Sat Jul 30, 2016 3:06 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Logic Puzzles - Admittedly, not naturally equipped to solve them...
Replies: 17
Views: 9610

### Re: Logic Puzzles - Admittedly, not naturally equipped to solve them...

I think what you are doing right now, Snarlock, has aspects that are really sensible and admirable, but also parts that are deeply misguided. The big problem I see here is mindset. You seem to have what's called a fixed mindset. What is better for you, your kids, and everyone else, is a growth minds...
Fri Jul 22, 2016 1:47 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Escape the Frictionless Circle
Replies: 156
Views: 50072

### Re: Escape the Frictionless Circle

That the first answer that I've liked in this thread Shufflepants. Really nice work.
Sun Jul 10, 2016 5:07 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Trickier problem than it seems. (goat in a circular paddock)
Replies: 19
Views: 4621

### Re: Trickier problem than it seems. (goat in a circular paddock)

It won't have a closed form. Its a polynomial intersecting a trig function. No closed form for that unless you're super lucky.
Sun Jul 03, 2016 4:08 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Australian Election 2016
Replies: 9
Views: 3926

### Re: Australian Election 2016

From what I've heard, the Liberals (right-wing party) won in 2013 due to internal conflict between former PMs Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard in the Labor (no u!) Party. The Liberal leader Tony Abbott proved his utter incompetence in the ensuing two years, and was sacked and replaced with the somewhat...
Sat Jul 02, 2016 1:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Australian Election 2016
Replies: 9
Views: 3926

### Australian Election 2016

We just had an election, and its looking like a very close thing. Like, hung parliament close. There's a lot of background that is probably not that interesting to people not in this part of the world, but its a bit of a clusterfuck for the right. We also changed our voting methodology for the senat...
Wed Jun 29, 2016 2:16 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14950
Views: 2350725

### Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Hollywood has now fallen completely through the rabbit hole. "Tetris gets trilogy as story 'too big' to fit into single film." I think we'll find they just haven't put things together optimally. They'll've left gaps, been too hasty, and what's left will feel patchy and jumbled, despite th...
Mon Jun 27, 2016 2:19 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Two puzzles for the price of 1!
Replies: 17
Views: 5413

### Re: Two puzzles for the price of 1!

It's a series of puns (sore/saw, whole/hole, hoarse/horse). What dialect do you speak such that sore and saw are homophones? I've never, ever heard that. They don't even have the same vowel for me, let alone the same post-vowel sound (which is "none" for saw). I believe ConMan is from oz,...
Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:03 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Good books for learning to create proxy servers?
Replies: 18
Views: 8219

### Re: Good books for learning to create proxy servers?

Speaking of vague, maybe it's just me, but I have no idea what your first question means. Proper email verification is built into modern mail servers, AFAIK, and has nothing to do with using a single IP. The way I see it, there are a few different questions that a site could be intending to answer ...
Fri Jun 24, 2016 5:38 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Good books for learning to create proxy servers?
Replies: 18
Views: 8219

### Re: Good books for learning to create proxy servers?

I think, for the first one, you want to be transparent with your user. Which means sending an email that they then demonstrate receiving by following some particular link, or inputting some particular data. Trying to sidestep this isn't sensible imo. Sure, formatting and sending emails that work wit...
Fri Jun 24, 2016 5:23 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Beautiful Puzzle I just remembered...
Replies: 2
Views: 3395

### Re: Beautiful Puzzle I just remembered...

Okay, I don't really want to do this but...

These are much more along the lines of linguistic tricks. And that's okay, I mean, lots of people are into that. But its not really what I want to encourage here in Logic Puzzles. So, please stop posting these sorts of linguistic puzzles. -jr
Tue Jun 14, 2016 12:56 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9879
Views: 1796034

### Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Okay, then I officially hate Java. Yeah, Java has primitive types that are mirrored by actual classes. The thing I'm actually learning, Scala, tidies this up into "everything is an object" (apart from the dot operator, and a few other things) but Java itself seems like a train-wreck of sh...
Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:38 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9879
Views: 1796034

### Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Okay, but now explain why Calendar.get(Calendar.DAY_OF_WEEK) ranges from 1 to 7 and Calendar.getTime.getDay() ranges from 0 to 6.
Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:36 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Completions, Cauchy sequences, and countability
Replies: 7
Views: 3330

### Re: Completions, Cauchy sequences, and countability

@OP: are you familiar with the first proof of uncountability that cantor wrote?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georg_Can ... nd_theorem

It does produce two Cauchy sequences, and I think its very nearly what you want.
Mon Jun 13, 2016 8:00 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9879
Views: 1796034

### Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Nice choice of modula arithmetic Java. Zero out of ten. Go back and get it right this time...
Thu May 26, 2016 5:32 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Gender pronouns for our Forum Gamers!
Replies: 114
Views: 78276

### Re: Gender pronouns for our Forum Gamers!

↶ all this "made up" dismissal of neopronouns is really rude and silly. you incorporate neologisms into your vocabulary all the time. I largely agree with you here robin12, but so long as its not a whole lot of people coming in here to argue, and people aren't snarky towards others, I thi...
Fri May 20, 2016 4:46 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: JavaScript chaining challenge
Replies: 6
Views: 3235

### Re: JavaScript chaining challenge

So that kills anything that takes a callback or doesn't do an (at least shallow) copy, and that leaves

Spoiler:

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`arr.slice(-1)[0]`
Fri May 20, 2016 11:33 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: JavaScript chaining challenge
Replies: 6
Views: 3235

### Re: JavaScript chaining challenge

I take it that you're saying that something is wrong with jaap's answer, in that it mutates the array.

I'm not sure I understand your length criteria. What would you say the length is of something like

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`arr.reduce( function (total, value){return value;} );`
Fri Apr 15, 2016 7:35 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Replies: 185
Views: 254780

But you can publish with people who have published with people who have published with erdos, which would make your erdos number 3. And as soon as you collaborate with people, it will be very likely that you have a well defined erdos number. I agree that it has no deep meaning, but people will play ...
Mon Mar 28, 2016 1:06 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9879
Views: 1796034

### Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Does anyone know of a good guide for using ajax on rails that doesn't have all the client side code written in coffeescript? All the docs, naturally enough, use coffeescript...
Mon Mar 28, 2016 10:24 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Need Help with a Substitution Code
Replies: 7
Views: 5744

### Re: Need Help with a Substitution Code

Spoiler:
They could be represented by adjacent letters, which would make the last line 5 symbols, not 3. But I'm not good at these, so...
Fri Mar 18, 2016 11:12 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1001550

### Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Quizatzhaderac Don't blame FPTP on the GOP's mistakes. It's the delegate rules such as thresholds minimums that allows Trump to win with a plurality. Effects have multiple causes. You may be right about the other Republican policies doing this job, but I was really making a statement about voting s...
Wed Mar 16, 2016 12:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14950
Views: 2350725

### Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Not even slightly a go expert, but when I used to play, I used to read a lot about the good players and how they would play the man more than the position. They would know the flavour of go that the other person was going to play and do what they could with that information ie plan with it, set trap...
Sun Mar 06, 2016 5:41 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1001550

### Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

That's a little reminiscent... of things. You know what I mean.
Thu Feb 25, 2016 9:51 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Is math real?
Replies: 105
Views: 16853

### Re: Is math real?

...Now we've decided that in fact nothing is falling, or going back and forth - in fact everything is going in a straight line, but heavy things can change what a straight line is. And someone had to invent ridiculously crazy geometry and calculus to work *that* out... Actually, there was no need t...
Wed Feb 17, 2016 4:03 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Infinite Inscribed Squares
Replies: 10
Views: 2830

### Re: Infinite Inscribed Squares

Cool. I was just a bit worried about the speed of the convergence, but I believe it now.
Tue Feb 16, 2016 9:02 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Infinite Inscribed Squares
Replies: 10
Views: 2830

### Re: Infinite Inscribed Squares

i: x, s, a 0: 0.707106781186548, 1.414213562373095, 2.000000000000000 1: 0.989949493661166, 0.282842712474619, 2.080000000000000 2: 0.999987404962770, 0.010037911301604, 2.080100759663299 3: 0.999999999980171, 0.000012595017400, 2.080100759821933 4: 1.000000000000000, 0.000000000019829, 2.080100759...
Tue Feb 16, 2016 6:00 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1001550

### Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Trump once again threatens a third-party run. Wouldn't that damage his brand (to use that shitty advertising style of speech)? He presents as a straight shooter, and real. He stated in one of the debates that he would not run as a third party candidate. So obviously going against his word would sur...
Sun Feb 14, 2016 9:05 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9879
Views: 1796034

### Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

And note that you can set a breakpoint on that line in your code, then see what the types are. It would have been immediately obvious when you saw that "anarray" had the value "1". ^_^ Yeah, I tried console.logging stuff and just couldn't work out what was happening. I should ha...
Sun Feb 14, 2016 9:00 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Initial seeds for Aberth's method
Replies: 1
Views: 1698

### Re: Initial seeds for Aberth's method

I used Aberth a while back. I found the upper and lower bounds on the modulus of the roots via Rouche, took the geometric mean and placed the roots evenly around the circle of that radius and got good convergence. But remember, try to get rid of the repeated roots first, because you will get bad con...
Sun Feb 14, 2016 9:47 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9879
Views: 1796034

### Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Thanks, that was a lot easier than I thought it would be, I should have worked it out myself.