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by Proginoskes
Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:39 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Arizona outlaws trolling
Replies: 59
Views: 8175

Re: Arizona outlaws trolling

Brought to you by Tea Party supporter, semi-Neo-Nazi white supremacist and general fucknugget State Senator Jan Brewer, Bad news, dhokarena56 ... Brewer is the Governor, not a State Senator. this bill (link to article in Forbes) would- and I quote verbatim from the bill- make it "unlawful for ...
by Proginoskes
Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:15 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Living alone: anecdotes and such
Replies: 69
Views: 12881

Re: Living alone: anecdotes and such

If someone tells a Polish joke, that doesn't make them Polish, does it? No, but it likely makes them racist. And no, it's not just because of the slapping. This mock flame war was actually a visual demonstration of another reason why living alone stinks. If you live alone, you have nothing better t...
by Proginoskes
Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:01 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Living alone: anecdotes and such
Replies: 69
Views: 12881

Re: Living alone: anecdotes and such

And that's what someone who has no sense of humor says. Or what a douchebag says. BTW, I still think the original post is funny. That's because you're sexist. Get well soon. No, the JOKE is sexist. (Only because of the slapping.) If someone tells a Polish joke, that doesn't make them Polish, does it?
by Proginoskes
Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:54 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Doctors Cure Racism! (Well...)
Replies: 55
Views: 7162

Re: Doctors Cure Racism! (Well...)

That's small, but is it small enough to invalidate a t-test? This just in: Being a grammer bolshevik is linked to stuttering. Also: A study was done of 1000 people. Their heads were removed, and NONE of them wanted to shoot a person of the opposite race afterwards. Conclusion: Decapitation cures ra...
by Proginoskes
Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:52 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding and drinking
Replies: 27
Views: 10778

Re: Coding and drinking

"Type a semicolon; take a drink."

(Gulp!)

Traditionally, it's programming and smoking that generally occur together.
by Proginoskes
Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:05 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Living alone: anecdotes and such
Replies: 69
Views: 12881

Re: Living alone: anecdotes and such

I was joking after "division of labor" Okay, fuck it, I'm going to bite. "Relax, it's just a joke" is one of those sentences that idiots all over the world tries to hide behind rather than be decent people. Along with "No offence, but" which means "I'm about to be...
by Proginoskes
Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:57 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Improper integral question
Replies: 14
Views: 3704

Re: Improper integral question

Annihilist wrote:[math]\int \frac{f'(x)}{f(x)} dx = \ln f(x)[/math]


Sorry, you lose a point. The correct answer is

[math]\int \frac{f'(x)}{f(x)} dx = \ln f(x) + C[/math]
by Proginoskes
Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:50 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: April Fools 2012 roundup
Replies: 40
Views: 11463

Re: April Fools 2012 roundup

http://maps.google.com/ and click on quest in the upper right, or lower left. :) it's... beautiful... ... I realize it's a joke... and it's likely to go away... but... I soo want this to be developed further, like the "flight simulator" in Google Earth. Yeah! The apartment complex where I...
by Proginoskes
Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:43 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Simplify
Replies: 15
Views: 4269

Re: Simplify

zmic wrote:I get -1


So does Maple.
by Proginoskes
Sat Mar 31, 2012 5:57 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Living alone: anecdotes and such
Replies: 69
Views: 12881

Re: Living alone: anecdotes and such

I was joking after "division of labor" Okay, fuck it, I'm going to bite. "Relax, it's just a joke" is one of those sentences that idiots all over the world tries to hide behind rather than be decent people. Along with "No offence, but" which means "I'm about to be...
by Proginoskes
Fri Mar 30, 2012 7:29 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Radix representation by induction.
Replies: 5
Views: 2006

Re: Radix representation by induction.

If m and n are integers, then m < n means m+1 <= n, or m <= n-1. So 0 <= c m < g means 0 <= c m <= g-1. Same bounds for d m . Then c m - d m >= 0 - (g-1) = -(g-1) (-d m >= -(g-1) is equivalent to d m <= g-1.) and c m - d m <= (g-1) - 0 = (g-1); these inequalities together imply that abs(c m -d m ) <...
by Proginoskes
Fri Mar 30, 2012 7:19 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most interesting person to have dinner with...
Replies: 28
Views: 4923

Re: Most interesting person to have dinner with...

jasc15 wrote:Richard Feynman. Although I fear he would be bored to tears talking with me.


Nothing in the OP says that your dinnermate has to be interested in YOU as well.
by Proginoskes
Fri Mar 30, 2012 7:18 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Living alone: anecdotes and such
Replies: 69
Views: 12881

Re: Living alone: anecdotes and such

But those tasks need to be done more often if you live with other people, so you gain nothing. But someone else can do them; it's called division of labor. There's this thing called a "wiffy" (the spelling might be off) that lives to clean, shop, do laundry --- SMACK!!! (That was from all...
by Proginoskes
Fri Mar 30, 2012 7:14 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Google and Confirmation Bias. Is it time to stop 'googling'?
Replies: 26
Views: 12015

Re: Google and Confirmation Bias. Is it time to stop 'googli

"Is it time to stop googling?"

Hmmm ... Interesting question ... Let's google it ...

3,200 results for "It's time to stop googling"
No results for "it's not time to stop googling"

So, yes, according to Google and the Internet.
by Proginoskes
Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:30 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding is English?
Replies: 32
Views: 7461

Re: Coding is English?

Same reason why we own the moon - we Americans got there first. I know it's tongue in cheek, but for general interest I'd like to point out that in this case, the Americans were not first . Maybe the first to actually use the idea, though ... As to Plankalkuel ... Where can I get a manual? I have a...
by Proginoskes
Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:27 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: If you could change the laws of physics...
Replies: 50
Views: 26726

Re: If you could change the laws of physics...

In what way? I seem to remember an equation relating G, \varepsilon_0 , and c all appearing in it, without any other phyisical constants ... I couldn't find anything on the Net about it. (Maybe I was remembering this formula instead: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/math/1/2/6/1269a88b7731c...
by Proginoskes
Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:10 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Cardinal/Ordinal Numbers
Replies: 4
Views: 2924

Re: Cardinal/Ordinal Numbers

Hey, guys! Quick question. As a final project for my Intro to Analysis class, I'm TeXing up a paper and giving a lecture on a topic of my choosing. I picked cardinal/ordinal numbers. Does anyone have any suggestions of books or papers that would help me out with this assignment? I've already read t...
by Proginoskes
Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:09 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Things a Perfect logician would Discover
Replies: 40
Views: 13877

Re: Things a Perfect logician would Discover

I would hope they'd discover how to use apostrophes correctly ...
by Proginoskes
Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:08 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Mersenne numbers
Replies: 8
Views: 1586

Re: Mersenne numbers

TheGrammarBolshevik wrote:Did something get deleted?


That was my guess.
by Proginoskes
Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:07 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most interesting person to have dinner with...
Replies: 28
Views: 4923

Re: Most interesting person to have dinner with...

Well, given that everyone's picking biblical figures...God? Or an apostle...maybe Judas...? Two out of twelve respondants does not imply that "everyone" would choose a biblical figure. Judas was "in on the act" ... If Judas hadn't betrayed Jesus, Jesus wouldn't have been crucifi...
by Proginoskes
Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:04 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Can axioms/basic beliefs be justified?
Replies: 19
Views: 5293

Re: Can axioms/basic beliefs be justified?

"Proof" is always relative to some axiom system; you always need a starting-off point. This is the essence of Godel's Incompleteness Theorem: If you set up any formal axiom system S, there is a statement G cannot be proven in the system S; however, G can be proven to be true in other syste...
by Proginoskes
Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:24 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Complex analysis homework help
Replies: 8
Views: 1816

Re: Complex analysis homework help

Alright, so peoples, I am stuck on two complex analysis problems. They are driving me up the wall, and they are as follows: Is there a sequence of polynomials Pn such that for each z ∈ C, limn→∞ Pn(z) = sign(Im z)? Here sign(x) is 1 if x > 0, is −1 if x < 0, and is 0 if x = ...
by Proginoskes
Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:21 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: If you could change the laws of physics...
Replies: 50
Views: 26726

Re: If you could change the laws of physics...

scratch123 wrote:...which ones would you change? I think I would try altering the strength of gravity.


Another problem with altering gravity is that the speed of light is related to G ...
by Proginoskes
Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:20 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Department of Justice refuses to explain itself
Replies: 9
Views: 2851

Re: Department of Justice refuses to explain itself

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/16/us/politics/democratic-senators-warn-about-use-of-patriot-act.html?_r=1&ref=justicedepartment WASHINGTON — For more than two years, a handful of Democrats on the Senate intelligence committee have warned that the government is secretly interpreting its surveill...
by Proginoskes
Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:03 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Examples of terrible science in fiction
Replies: 195
Views: 51181

Re: Examples of terrible science in fiction

Doctor Who. There, I said it. Wibbly Wobbly, Timey Wimey. There, now it's solved! I actually bought a paperback adaptation of one of the Dr. Who episodes, and the plot and terminology was directed towards a 4th-grade reading level. Anyway, it would be easier, but less fun to list fiction with GOOD ...
by Proginoskes
Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:01 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Living alone: anecdotes and such
Replies: 69
Views: 12881

Re: Living alone: anecdotes and such

The immediate social safety net is not there; your car breaks down and there is no car you can immediately borrow. If something major happens YOU need to call an ambulance because no one else will make that call for you, nor can anyone else easily rush you to the hospital. You're unable to easily m...
by Proginoskes
Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:49 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Complex analysis homework help
Replies: 8
Views: 1816

Re: Complex analysis homework help

Alright, so peoples, I am stuck on two complex analysis problems. They are driving me up the wall, and they are as follows: Is there a sequence of polynomials Pn such that for each z ∈ C, limn→∞ Pn(z) = sign(Im z)? Here sign(x) is 1 if x > 0, is −1 if x < 0, and is 0 if x = ...
by Proginoskes
Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:45 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding is English?
Replies: 32
Views: 7461

Re: Coding is English?

'scanf("%s",xpr);' looks like English to you?

(Thank you, Usenet Oracle ...)
by Proginoskes
Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:56 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Living alone: anecdotes and such
Replies: 69
Views: 12881

Re: Living alone: anecdotes and such

Living alone sucks.
by Proginoskes
Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:55 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most interesting person to have dinner with...
Replies: 28
Views: 4923

Re: Most interesting person to have dinner with...

Nah. I wouldn't choose any of those people, because they're all dead. Dinner would only be exciting if the other person were alive.

Getting a chance to play The Parsley Game with Penn or Teller would be interesting ... (Yes, I re-read How to Play with Your Food recently.)
by Proginoskes
Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:07 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Basis Representation Theorem
Replies: 14
Views: 3448

Re: Basis Representation Theorem

jacksmack wrote:Ok!
Proginoskes's avatar discourages me a bit... but ok! Thanks! You have been very clear! :mrgreen:
Thanks to everybody! :D


I swiped that avatar from someone who posted right after me.

Don't worry about it.
by Proginoskes
Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:06 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Cold Pizza
Replies: 50
Views: 22688

Re: Cold Pizza

There's one pizza place in Atlanta (near Georga Tech) which was actually better cold the next day than "fresh".
by Proginoskes
Sat Mar 24, 2012 6:35 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Understanding Laplace Transform
Replies: 6
Views: 2710

Re: Understanding Laplace Transform

Nice explanation; I didn't realize the connection with generating functions. (Well, I hadn't thought too much about it.) I'll include some of these ideas when (if?) I get to teach differential equations. I have one question, though: Let's change our variable from x to s where x=e -s , This choice is...
by Proginoskes
Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:54 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Basis Representation Theorem
Replies: 14
Views: 3448

Re: Basis Representation Theorem

New guy here. The author of the textbook seems to be taking an attitude of "You can't assume anything, no matter how obvious, unless you prove it." Your two questions are leading up to the result that there is exactly one way to represent n in base k, no matter what n and k are. (Just beca...
by Proginoskes
Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:24 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Running With Asthma
Replies: 6
Views: 3212

Re: Running With Asthma

I've heard that swimming is good exercise if you have asthma; the water keeps your throat from drying out.

(I don't have a source on this, so don't consider it to be SOUND MEDICAL ADVICE, or whatever.)
by Proginoskes
Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:18 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: A metric for mathematicians
Replies: 9
Views: 2433

Re: A metric for mathematicians

Giallo wrote:Bacon and Erdos-Bacon metrics were implied, although they are both inappropriate for this forum, I think (who among us has ever played in a movie?).


I have Erdos number 3, though.
by Proginoskes
Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:16 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What have you never dreamt of?
Replies: 1
Views: 688

What have you never dreamt of?

... a companion thread to "What themes dominate the bulk of your dreams?" and the others ...

In my case, cats. Never dreamt of a cat before. (Just wait ... tonight I'll have a dream with one of them in it ...)
by Proginoskes
Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:13 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Proving an Ackermann function A(1,n) = 2^n?
Replies: 2
Views: 3359

Re: Proving an Ackermann function A(1,n) = 2^n?

You're using different n's on each side of the equals sign. Maybe do the induction step with k or something, to avoid this confusion. That's how I wish induction was taught. Or capital N's. Let P(n) = "A(1,n) = 2^n" where n >=1. Basis: P(1) : A(1,1) = 2^1. By the given definition from the...
by Proginoskes
Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1033: "Formal Logic"
Replies: 132
Views: 37817

Re: 1033: "Formal Logic"

Eternal Density wrote:Reply to this thread IIF you love Formal Logic.


That's IFF.
by Proginoskes
Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:41 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Plane colorings
Replies: 53
Views: 21235

Re: Plane colorings

In quick skimming, it appears that checking whether a graph has a drawing with all edges unit distance is NP-hard. This doesn't tell us whether it's computable, but it does show that brute-force computation of tomtom's f will be slow. (Even though f is actually computable in O(1) time!--we just don...

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