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by Tonsil
Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2128: "New Robot"
Replies: 40
Views: 7026

Re: 2128: "New Robot"

I find this immensely fitting, because: As a great fan of dirigibles and zeppelins, I have followed the various attempts and projects in this field for some time. I think that all the projects fail because they are not tailored to fit a need, but rather be a phallic monument to the childish ego of s...
by Tonsil
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:54 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Reuse of common variables (A B C X Y α ß µ σ)
Replies: 13
Views: 5378

Re: Reuse of common variables (A B C X Y α ß µ σ)

γ, γ, γ, γ, γ̶, γ̅, and Γ are all forms of the same letter, and by looking at those, you can probably come up with another 20 or so just using gamma, That is precisely my point. "I need a symbol for this. Let's use one of the 40 letters I know how to write. Oops, that one was already widely us...
by Tonsil
Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:26 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Reuse of common variables (A B C X Y α ß µ σ)
Replies: 13
Views: 5378

Reuse of common variables (A B C X Y α ß µ σ)

Sorry about the clickbait title, but I couldn't think of how to start. Don't worry - I fixed it. -ST It has always bugged me how letters and symbols are reused to death in equations. A B C X Y α ß µ σ - they mean hundreds of things in hundreds of different disciplines. Every time I open a document t...

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