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by Aradae
Sat Dec 17, 2011 4:07 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!
Replies: 1371
Views: 340006

Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!

I didn't like The Mysterious Mare Do Well but I loved this episode.
by Aradae
Fri Dec 16, 2011 6:08 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!
Replies: 1371
Views: 340006

Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!

I wasn't a huge fan of the first season CMC.

They've gotten a lot better in the second season.
by Aradae
Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0968: "Everything"
Replies: 100
Views: 34635

Re: 0968: "Everything"

I'm not all too familiar with songs but I know the alt-text is referencing the Beatles song.

What is the actual comic referencing?
by Aradae
Wed Jun 22, 2011 2:14 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Why are US crime rates dropping? Theories
Replies: 40
Views: 6729

Re: Why are US crime rates dropping? Theories

All this can be contributed to the magic of friendship.
by Aradae
Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:38 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!
Replies: 1371
Views: 340006

Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!

So I have insane pinkie pie as my desktop background and I am simply horrified at the possibility that someone will happen upon my computer and see it. I've had some embarassing wallpapers before but I was never really that worried that someone would see it.
by Aradae
Thu Jun 09, 2011 4:49 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Post when you die/Lose
Replies: 119
Views: 22124

Re: Post when you die/Lose

Dug up into a cave filled with creepers.

Kept trying to get my stuff back

Deleted my world in a huff.

There wasn't really much to it though. Was only playing it for two days.

I'm holding off starting a new world until Notch fixes the clay generation bug.
by Aradae
Sun Jun 05, 2011 8:06 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Binomial Identity Proof
Replies: 2
Views: 998

Re: Binomial Identity Proof

That's what I get for trying to be fancy and missing the bloomin obvious.

Thank you kindly.
by Aradae
Sun Jun 05, 2011 5:18 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Binomial Identity Proof
Replies: 2
Views: 998

Binomial Identity Proof

So I've come across a problem in Feller's Introduction to Probability theory. I have to prove \frac{1}{1}\binom{n}{1} - \frac{1}{2}\binom{n}{2} + \frac{1}{3}\binom{n}{3} - . . . +\left ( -1 \right )^{n-1}\frac{1}{n}\binom{n}{n} = \frac{1}{1} + \frac{1}{2} + \frac{1}{3} + . . . + \frac{1}{n} ...
by Aradae
Sun May 29, 2011 4:49 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!
Replies: 1371
Views: 340006

Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!

I particularly enjoyed this video.
by Aradae
Fri May 13, 2011 6:50 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Is f(-x) convex?
Replies: 7
Views: 1859

Re: Is f(-x) convex?

g(tx + (1-t)y) = f(-(tx + (1-t)y) = f(t(-x) + (1-t)(-y)) < tf(-x) + (1-t)f(-y) = tg(x) + (1-t)g(y) Sorry, for it not being in latex. I swear to god I'm learning it after this post.
by Aradae
Fri May 13, 2011 6:41 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Is f(-x) convex?
Replies: 7
Views: 1859

Re: Is f(-x) convex?

Well, what's g''(x)? convexity doesn't imply differentiability at any rate I found the solution. I was using the definition of convexity that spivak first gave me. (f(x) - f(a)) / (x - a) < (f(b) - f(a))/(b-a) It turns out to be much easier with the definition f(tx + (1-t)y) < tf(x) + (1-t)f(y) wit...
by Aradae
Fri May 13, 2011 6:23 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Is f(-x) convex?
Replies: 7
Views: 1859

Is f(-x) convex?

I keep working under the assumption that if f is convex then the function g such that g(x) = f(-x) for all x is convex as well. A lot of the proofs I am writing rely on this fact but I can't seem to prove it myself right now. I can't brain today, I have the dumb.

Anyone have a proof?
by Aradae
Tue May 10, 2011 10:23 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!
Replies: 1371
Views: 340006

Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!

ah ha :P
by Aradae
Tue May 10, 2011 1:21 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!
Replies: 1371
Views: 340006

Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!

You should fix your table so that pairs with a greater likelihood to be shipped lie on opposite sides of the table.
by Aradae
Sun May 08, 2011 10:57 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!
Replies: 1371
Views: 340006

Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!

A lot of people are worried that Lauren Faust leaving means the quality of the show would drop considerably. I, on the other hand, am confident that the show will still be amazing. Things like MLP aren't put together by one person and her biggest contribution is already complete. She has shown us th...
by Aradae
Tue May 03, 2011 2:33 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Spivak Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 1468

Re: Spivak Problem

Actually I was going to come on here to post the exact same proof but you apparently beat me to the punch. I was rifling through the chapter and noticed that I hadn't used Cauchy's Mean Value theorem for anything yet and wanted to try applying it to the problem. Thanks anyways :) You've been very he...
by Aradae
Tue May 03, 2011 1:32 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Spivak Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 1468

Re: Spivak Problem

You're quite correct. That appears to be a mistake, and the given argument doesn't work, because it only shows f(1/2)<1. However, the statement you are asked to prove is true, and there is a simple proof using integration. The proof is the same as Spivak's solution up to the point where he show...
by Aradae
Tue May 03, 2011 11:35 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Spivak Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 1468

Spivak Problem

So I'm working on a problem from Spivak's Calculus. "Prove that if f is twice differentiable on [0,1] with f(0) = 0 and f(1) = 1 and f'(0) = f'(1) = 0 then |f''(x)| >= 4 for some x on (0,1)" So I realize that f' must take on it's maximum at some x 1 in the interval and I suppose it takes o...
by Aradae
Sat Apr 30, 2011 6:36 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!
Replies: 1371
Views: 340006

Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!

Perhaps it's because 'you gotta share' unintentionally starts wars and it brings to mind pinkie in a burlesque outfit?

And I may have to agree that Art of the Dress is a better song. Something about the "I'm sewing them together part" just makes it amazing.
by Aradae
Sat Apr 30, 2011 5:15 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!
Replies: 1371
Views: 340006

Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!

I'm actually pretty torn between Winter Wrap Up and Art of the Dress. I have an incredible fondness for both.
by Aradae
Fri Apr 29, 2011 1:13 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Portal 2 : Princess No-Knees 3 : Jump Harder
Replies: 833
Views: 174789

Re: Portal 2

There was one incredibly derpy moment I had in this game and that was The chamber after GlaDos throws you the surprise. For some reason I kept thinking that I needed to use the hard light bridge to get to the other side and then after about a half-hour came to the sudden realization that I had a fuc...
by Aradae
Mon Apr 25, 2011 2:38 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!
Replies: 1371
Views: 340006

Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!

The parody dubs are hilarious, I'll admit, and it's nice to see something vaguely wholesome catch on so strongly. But I've watched the premiere and Applebuck Season now, and I feel like I've been, shall we say, punk'd ? This is... not compelling. At least you tried it which is more than what I can ...
by Aradae
Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:38 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!
Replies: 1371
Views: 340006

Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!

But but but...

I LOVED Swarm of the Century.
by Aradae
Fri Jan 28, 2011 5:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0853: "Consecutive Vowels"
Replies: 159
Views: 44258

Re: 0852: "Consecutive Vowels"

Do consecutive consonants have the opposite effect?

"Nietzsche"
by Aradae
Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:04 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone
Replies: 6609
Views: 941072

Re: DOUBLE STARCRAFT!! ACROSS THE ENTIRE INTERNET! O M G!

On thors - They are also difficult to deal with in PvT, now that they lack energy bars. Immortals dont work (since there are always stimmed marines). Colossi actually do a pretty good job, since they outrange the thors. You need zealots to halt the thors in place. Archons might also work, since the...
by Aradae
Mon Dec 27, 2010 7:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0839: "Explorers"
Replies: 90
Views: 28284

Re: 0839: Explorers

I created an account just to say this: The white and black squares are reversed. The Bishop claims to be on a3, a black square (similarly the knight is on c3, a black square). a3 of the capsule. The capsule could have been the lower right (from white's perspective) portion of the board and for conv...
by Aradae
Sat Dec 18, 2010 3:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0834: "Wikileaks"
Replies: 102
Views: 50636

Re: 0834: "Wikileaks"

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/dec/17/wikileaks-cuba-banned-sicko I read this and immediately thought of this comic. Wikileaks released a cable stating that Michael Moore's documentary "Sicko" was banned in Cuba because of its grossly inaccurate misrepresentation of Cuban healthcare ...
by Aradae
Fri Dec 17, 2010 7:25 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Anyone in the DC area?
Replies: 8
Views: 2935

Re: Anyone in the DC area?

I can ride the marc into DC
by Aradae
Wed Dec 15, 2010 6:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0834: "Wikileaks"
Replies: 102
Views: 50636

Re: 0834: "Wikileaks"

Obviously randall is telling us something. Now all we need is a date.
by Aradae
Sun Dec 12, 2010 6:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Assange arrested, in custody
Replies: 220
Views: 19390

Re: Assange arrested, in custody

I'm not really sure where to post this because it's slightly off-topic from every other thread about assange but what the hell, I'll just post it here

http://www.okcupid.com/profile/HarryHarrison
by Aradae
Tue Nov 23, 2010 5:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: North Korea Fires Upon Inhabited South Korean Island
Replies: 273
Views: 21998

Re: North Korea Fires Upon Inhabited South Korean Island

Mass siege tanks?

Counter with banshees.

I thought South Korea was supposed to be good at this sort of thing.
by Aradae
Fri Oct 22, 2010 4:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0809: "Los Alamos"
Replies: 181
Views: 48788

Re: 0809: Los Alamos

Some old hippie caught another hippie tripping on acid.
by Aradae
Fri Sep 24, 2010 4:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0797: "Debian-Main"
Replies: 57
Views: 19122

Re: "Debian-Main" Discussion

I saw all the bugs hoping it would be about the recent stinkbug swarm.

Slightly disappointed.
by Aradae
Fri Sep 17, 2010 4:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0794: "Inside Joke"
Replies: 131
Views: 34599

Re: ''Inside Joke'' Discussion (#794)

Les miserables, part 1, book 3, chapter 1, In the year 1817.

My unabridged copy contains 87 annotations for that chapter alone. The whole book is just one giant 19th century French pop culture reference after another.
by Aradae
Mon Oct 26, 2009 5:44 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Out of curiosity (sum of two cubes)
Replies: 10
Views: 1589

Re: Out of curiosity (sum of two cubes)

Thank you! (and yes, 0 does count)

I guess my next question would be, for any n, can one find a sequence of n positive consecutive numbers such that they are expressible as the sum of two cubes.
by Aradae
Mon Oct 26, 2009 2:22 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Out of curiosity (sum of two cubes)
Replies: 10
Views: 1589

Re: Out of curiosity (sum of two cubes)

No they do not
by Aradae
Mon Oct 26, 2009 12:13 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Out of curiosity (sum of two cubes)
Replies: 10
Views: 1589

Re: Out of curiosity (sum of two cubes)

Let me clarify

Lowest consecutive sequence of positive numbers such that they are all expressible as the sum of two cubes. The cubes themselves however can be either positive or negative.
by Aradae
Mon Oct 26, 2009 3:52 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Out of curiosity (sum of two cubes)
Replies: 10
Views: 1589

Out of curiosity (sum of two cubes)

Out of curiosity, what is the lowest consecutive series of four numbers such that all four are expressible as the sum of two cubes?

How would one go about finding the answer. (I've only got high school math as well as a little bit of advanced calculus underneath my belt)
by Aradae
Tue Sep 15, 2009 8:55 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Does my physics teacher know what she's doing?
Replies: 14
Views: 4335

Re: Does my physics teacher know what she's doing?

My relationship with my Physics professor has been pretty rough so far. I always feel a bit of hostility coming from her every time I answer a question in a way that she doesn't like. She seems to always focus on me in asking questions. It feels as if she's trying to destroy me.
by Aradae
Tue Sep 15, 2009 8:19 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Does my physics teacher know what she's doing?
Replies: 14
Views: 4335

Re: Does my physics teacher know what she's doing?

Is it not doubt that has advanced science?

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