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Thu Apr 28, 2011 3:58 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Special Numbers (i.e. pi, e, i, ect.)
Replies: 18
Views: 2827

### Re: Special Numbers (i.e. pi, e, i, ect.)

gmalivuk wrote:
greeniguana00 wrote:gmalivuk, I think you know what he means!
No, I really don't. I also have no evidence to suggest that the OP is male, as you have evidently assumed...

I thought "Zalde" was a male name. But I see you are into questioning people's gender identities
Thu Apr 28, 2011 3:20 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Special Numbers (i.e. pi, e, i, ect.)
Replies: 18
Views: 2827

### Re: Special Numbers (i.e. pi, e, i, ect.)

gmalivuk, I think you know what he means! Most people leave high school not understanding why "e" is so special. I think until you learn complex analysis, you haven't really appreciated it. First, let's look at two numbers which aren't so strange: 0 and 1. How do these numbers arise? Well,...
Sat Dec 18, 2010 3:36 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: ln(x) or log(x)?
Replies: 63
Views: 9378

### Re: ln(x) or log(x)?

In complex analysis, the complex logarithm is defined using the real logarithm, i.e. Log z := ln r + iθ = ln | z | + iArg z I am a noob to complex analysis. Would you kindly inform me the difference of saying Log(z) and ln(r)? Like, I know the former is the log of a complex number, and the latter r...
Sat Dec 18, 2010 1:59 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: ln(x) or log(x)?
Replies: 63
Views: 9378

### Re: ln(x) or log(x)?

If you work with log base e, you don't have all these nice properties, and the intuition is less clear when learning it for the first time. Or just write log 10 (x) when teaching kids about logarithms to build this intuition. In fact, that seems like such a trivial matter, it shouldn't have anythin...
Sat Dec 18, 2010 1:42 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: ln(x) or log(x)?
Replies: 63
Views: 9378

### Re: ln(x) or log(x)?

In middle school, I was taught log(x) in terms of base 10. Only later did I learn about e and its significance. We were taught that was because it keeps the numbers in calculations nice, and helps you build an intuition for it. For example: 10^0=1 10^1=10 10^2=100 10^3=1000 ... 10^k = 100...000 (k z...
Sun May 09, 2010 6:48 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Top Colleges for Undergraduate Mathematics
Replies: 30
Views: 9320

### Re: Top Colleges for Undergraduate Mathematics

I'm actually in Courant right now, as I type!

I highly recommend NYU (if you are in the US). I chose it over Warwick (although I'm still not sure if that was a good decision or not!)
Mon Jul 06, 2009 4:14 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: No, you're thinking of... (a game)
Replies: 146
Views: 14091

### No, you're thinking of... (a game)

The idea for this game came from here: http://imgur.com/poood.jpg Basically, someone starts out with a sentence in the form: The problem with _______ is _________ . An example would be: The problem with long lives is that it's easy to accidentally stab yourself or others with them. Notice how "...
Sat Feb 14, 2009 11:34 pm UTC
Topic: (Post Your) Incredible Poems (Here!)
Replies: 544
Views: 262682

### Re: (Post Your) Incredible Poems (Here!)

Wow, bigglesworth, that was great! Beautiful idea.
Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:43 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Ranking: Best Songs Ever
Replies: 298
Views: 30747

### Re: Ranking: Best Songs Ever

Current Rankings: 1. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen (7) 2. Piano Man - Billy Joel (6) 3. Hey Jude - The Beatles (5) 4. Missed the Boat - Modest Mouse (5) 5. Summertime Blues (Live) - The Who (4) 6. Invincible - Muse (3) 7. Blackwater Park - Opeth (3) 8. Wheels - Cake (3) 9. Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels) - Ar...
Mon Jan 26, 2009 1:01 am UTC
Topic: (Post Your) Incredible Poems (Here!)
Replies: 544
Views: 262682

### Re: (Post Your) Incredible Poems (Here!)

Ati, I like that. "His fingers click on Geiger dials" was very powerful. WithoutAName (aka SinUnNombre), your poem is a descriptive poem, and it happens to be describing something very common. It's essentially saying, "Winter sucks, here's why," and then listing reasons such as t...
Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: It made sense at the time...
Replies: 207
Views: 21518

### Re: It made sense at the time...

I've had a lot of interesting things happen due to my occasionally strange sleep patterns. One time, during finals, I woke up realizing I was late for a test. I dashed out of the door and rode down the street as fast as I could (bicycle, of course). I remember thinking, "Isn't it strange that t...
Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:15 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Rate the signature above you
Replies: 916
Views: 131085

### Re: Rate the signature above you

Asimov: 7/10 - very true
Space: 9/10 - cool

Soviet Russia: ...3/10
Lesbian Smile: 7/10 - very original, but so true
Tue Jan 06, 2009 10:52 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Ranking: Best Songs Ever
Replies: 298
Views: 30747

### Re: Ranking: Best Songs Ever

Add No Phone - Cake lnk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJnYyRZjB_w No Phone - Cake [+] Wheels - Cake Ah, sorry for taking so long to update. It has been very busy recently with a bunch of college applications, projects, etc., but here we go! I'll have to change the program soon to account for the ra...
Mon Dec 29, 2008 3:29 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Ranking: Best Songs Ever
Replies: 298
Views: 30747

### Re: Ranking: Best Songs Ever

[+] Wheels - Cake
Mon Dec 22, 2008 5:34 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Ranking: Best Songs Ever
Replies: 298
Views: 30747

### Re: Ranking: Best Songs Ever

Sorry for not updating for so long! I've had quite a lot going on lately. I just got to putting up a tree today :D For those posts with multiple "[+]"s and "[-]"s (which is against the rules), I only included the first instance. You know who you are. Yes, I'm talking to you. Here...
Mon Dec 15, 2008 12:26 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Ranking: Best Songs Ever
Replies: 298
Views: 30747

### Re: Ranking: Best Songs Ever

[+] Moanin' Charles Mingus Current Rankings: 1. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen (8) 2. Missed the Boat - Modest Mouse (5) 3. Hey Jude - The Beatles (5) 4. Piano Man - Billy Joel (4) 5. Invincible - Muse (3) 6. Lithium - Nirvana (3) 7. Mr Blue Sky - ELO (2) 8. Summertime Blues (Live) - The Who (2) 9. Butte...
Thu Dec 11, 2008 7:56 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Ranking: Best Songs Ever
Replies: 298
Views: 30747

### Re: Ranking: Best Songs Ever

@ 1337geek I still can't understand why you like it though. I guess it's not really that, but more that I can't understand why you like it over all the other things you could be listening to instead. Honestly, I don't listen to Meat Loaf at all, but I decided to browse Youtube a little bit and see w...
Thu Dec 11, 2008 12:12 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Ranking: Best Songs Ever
Replies: 298
Views: 30747

### Re: Ranking: Best Songs Ever

Meat Loaf Oh god!! No! This whole thing is going awry! Wow, you're ignorant. Have you even listened to the song? "For Crying Out Loud" is the most beautifully romantic lyrics you'll ever hear on top of Jim Steinman's beautiful melodies, combined with an all-star band, combined with a voca...
Tue Dec 09, 2008 11:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Do American commercials have more unrealistic expectations?
Replies: 49
Views: 5446

### Re: Do American commercials have more unrealistic expectations?

Chfan wrote:What is it censoring anyway?

Luscious
Organic
Lettuce
Tue Dec 09, 2008 11:26 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Ranking: Best Songs Ever
Replies: 298
Views: 30747

### Re: Ranking: Best Songs Ever

1337geek wrote:Meat Loaf

Oh god!! No! This whole thing is going awry!

[-] For Crying Out Loud - Meat Loaf
Tue Dec 09, 2008 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Misquote the person above you.
Replies: 4764
Views: 357004

### Re: Misquote the person above you.

The administrators of the school placed the ban after the police had been called by a person who observed one student chasing another with a toy gun[6]. The police then promptly told the aforesaid person to calm down. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassin_%28game%29#Security_fears Sorry for the int...
Tue Dec 09, 2008 6:45 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Ranking: Best Songs Ever
Replies: 298
Views: 30747

### Re: Ranking: Best Songs Ever

Current Rankings: 1. Missed the Boat - Modest Mouse (5) 2. Hey Jude - The Beatles (4) 3. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen (4) 4. Invincible - Muse (3) 5. Piano Man - Billy Joel (3) 6. Lithium - Nirvana (3) 7. Mr Blue Sky - ELO (2) 8. Summertime Blues (Live) - The Who (2) 9. Butterflies and Hurricanes - Mus...
Tue Dec 09, 2008 6:37 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Ranking: Best Songs Ever
Replies: 298
Views: 30747

### Re: Ranking: Best Songs Ever

Lnk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQXAegFyb9A Showbiz - Muse Lnk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irp8CNj9qBI Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen Lnk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXG83p2nkHw Hey Jude - The Beatles Lnk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayzhJKy8H_A Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin Lnk http://www...
Sun Dec 07, 2008 10:57 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Ranking: Best Songs Ever
Replies: 298
Views: 30747

### Re: Ranking: Best Songs Ever

[-] Missed the Boat - Modest Mouse Just listened to it on YouTube. Cool song but I don't think worthy of being at the top :D Oh! This just gave me a great idea for a new feature: linking media to songs Lnk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erc40wCxRZo Dashboard - Modest Mouse This will turn the name o...
Sun Dec 07, 2008 3:45 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Ranking: Best Songs Ever
Replies: 298
Views: 30747

### Re: Ranking: Best Songs Ever

Current Rankings: 1. Missed the Boat - Modest Mouse (5) 2. Invincible - Muse (3) 3. Piano Man - Billy Joel (3) 4. Lithium - Nirvana (3) 5. Hey Jude - The Beatles (2) 6. Mr Blue Sky - ELO (2) 7. Summertime Blues (Live) - The Who (2) 8. Butterflies and Hurricanes - Muse (2) 9. We Didn't Start the Fire...
Thu Dec 04, 2008 3:08 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Ranking: Best Songs Ever
Replies: 298
Views: 30747

### Re: Ranking: Best Songs Ever

New System!!! Ok, I have implemented the new ranking system. You can now see in parentheses the sum of the +/- votes to each song: 1. Missed the Boat - Modest Mouse (5) 2. Invincible - Muse (3) 3. Piano Man - Billy Joel (3) 4. Lithium - Nirvana (3) 5. Hey Jude - The Beatles (2) 6. Mr Blue Sky - ELO ...
Tue Dec 02, 2008 11:33 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Ranking: Best Songs Ever
Replies: 298
Views: 30747

### Re: Voting Experiment - Can We Vote for the Best Song Ever?

Ok, I believe my program is working 100% correctly! Here are the rankings according to the current calculations: 1. Missed the Boat - Modest Mouse 2. Mr Blue Sky - ELO 3. Two-Headed Boy, Pt. 2 - Neutral Milk Hotel 4. Your Hand In Mine - Explosions In The Sky 5. Catch the Wind - Donovan 6. Nobody Mov...
Mon Dec 01, 2008 7:57 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Ranking: Best Songs Ever
Replies: 298
Views: 30747

### Re: Voting Experiment - Can We Vote for the Best Song Ever?

Okay, I have written that javascript program. It doesn't seem to be working 100% correctly however. I still need some time to work out the bugs. <html> <head> <title>List Compiler</title> <script type="text/javascript"> var songs = new Array(); var num_songs = 1; function add(songname) { n...
Mon Dec 01, 2008 6:50 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Ranking: Best Songs Ever
Replies: 298
Views: 30747

### Re: Voting Experiment - Can We Vote for the Best Song Ever?

mmm.... I'm writing a quick javascript program right now so that updating the list isn't so difficult. Of course it doesn't help that I've done no programming whatsoever in about a year. :? By the way, thanks Immortal_z for updating the list. As far as the suggestions, I do think that as the list gr...
Sat Nov 29, 2008 11:11 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Ranking: Best Songs Ever
Replies: 298
Views: 30747

### Re: Ranking: Best Songs Ever

(doesn't apply to current ranking system) As of your post, the list became: 1. Two-Headed Boy, Pt. 2 - Neutral Milk Hotel 2. Mr Blue Sky - ELO If you hadn't increased the ranking of Two-Headed Boy Pt. 2, the list would have looked like this: 1. Mr Blue Sky - ELO 2. Two-Headed Boy, Pt. 2 - Neutra...
Sat Nov 29, 2008 9:24 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Ranking: Best Songs Ever
Replies: 298
Views: 30747

### Ranking: Best Songs Ever

Ok, so here's the deal: we are going to compile a list of the best songs ever, one song at a time. Of course this is something very subjective, so I have devised a system to make it as fair as possible: a) Post the name of one song with an artist in this format: Add Name of Song - Band Name This son...
Thu Nov 20, 2008 4:06 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Wire Cutting Problem
Replies: 33
Views: 5024

### Re: Wire Cutting Problem

Anyone want to figure out where I went wrong?

Spoiler:
For some reason I did not get 1/4 as the probability, but (-1/2 - ln(1/2)), which is about 0.193. The scans of what I did are below; any ideas to where I went wrong? I can't seem to figure it out.

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Tue Nov 04, 2008 7:12 am UTC
Topic: (Post Your) Incredible Poems (Here!)
Replies: 544
Views: 262682

### Re: (Post Your) Incredible Poems (Here!)

This is an interesting thing where I took lines from my IM Logs and arranged them into stanzas, and then arranged the stanzas into a poem which could actually be interpreted. For some reason I really enjoy finding order in something like this. I'll be there either way because he didn't know enough o...
Sat Oct 25, 2008 1:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Strange/Antiquated/Crazed/Delusion-filled Websites
Replies: 86
Views: 11391

### Strange/Antiquated/Crazed/Delusion-filled Websites

MODERATOR GENERAL'S WARNING: The links contained in this thread will hurt your brain and your eyes. They are painful to look at, even by 1996 web "design" standards and by those who frequent MySpace. Viewer discretion is advised. Have you ever reached some far corner of the internet and b...
Sat Sep 06, 2008 1:49 am UTC
Topic: Short Story (English Standard)
Replies: 5
Views: 2264

### Re: Short Story (English Standard)

This is nice, but I have a few comments. The first three paragraphs make sense because they show the abrupt awakening and the conflict between how you would like things to be, and how they are at the moment. The fourth paragraph, however, confuses things. It is meant to give context, but it does not...
Fri Aug 29, 2008 10:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Cause-Effect Nullifier
Replies: 46
Views: 4249

### Re: Cause-Effect Nullifier

I've got one: to mine metal, you need metal tools.
Thu Aug 28, 2008 12:07 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Best sentence ever
Replies: 58
Views: 12600

### Re: Best sentence ever

1: Hey, do we have any butter? 2: What are you making? 1: Oh, just some batter bait. It supposedly works very well. 2: Hmm... well, we do have some butter. What kind are you looking for? 1: The recipe calls for bitter butter, but I don't suppose we have any of that, so I'll settle for whatever we do...
Thu Aug 14, 2008 4:35 pm UTC
Topic: (Post Your) Incredible Poems (Here!)
Replies: 544
Views: 262682

### Re: (Post Your) Incredible Poems (Here!)

HarleyQuinn, I really like that!
Tue Jul 29, 2008 3:25 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Misquote the person above you.
Replies: 4764
Views: 357004

### Re: Misquote the person above you.

existential_elevator wrote:
Sykotic1189 wrote:People here can't conquer their fears.

I'm flying, okay, I'm just a little bit scared

Wait, in an airplane, you mean? Or have you figured out how to fly!?
Thu Jul 24, 2008 5:02 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: POST YOUR MUSIC HERE and actually Listen too! (Rules in OP)
Replies: 396
Views: 172873

### Re: Post YOUR music here (Merged : The Rainbow Correction)

I am an idiot for posting this, because I know someone I know is going to find it and taunt me for the rest of my life for it, but here goes: http://la.gg/upl/iloveyou.mp3 I recorded this with three tracks. The first one was something simple I had planned out on guitar. The second was improvisation ...