Search found 149 matches

by Ivor Zozz
Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:15 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Back to School! (not the retail season)
Replies: 3
Views: 2533

Re: Back to School! (not the retail season)

I finished my first degree at 24.5.

May try and go back for another one. I actually got myself registered in the system of a local school for this semester and everything, but I'm still not sure I'll go through with it; I have yet to sign up for any classes.
by Ivor Zozz
Wed Aug 17, 2011 1:01 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: How to start studying maths again?
Replies: 8
Views: 3070

Re: How to start studying maths again?

I would recommend Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction by Tim Gowers: http://www.amazon.com/Mathematics-Short-Introduction-Timothy-Gowers/dp/0192853619/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1313542683&sr=1-1 That book, along with Hofstadter's Godel Escher Bach, ignited my interest in learning...
by Ivor Zozz
Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:45 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Are you Major-ist?
Replies: 303
Views: 34093

Re: Are you Major-ist?

gorcee wrote:I've never said that STEM majors deserve medals and praise. We get lots of that after graduation (it's called "not working at Starbucks").

Verily, you have your reward!
by Ivor Zozz
Mon Aug 15, 2011 3:26 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Are you Major-ist?
Replies: 303
Views: 34093

Re: Are you Major-ist?

Yes, that totally makes sense! Humanities majors hate technology, and also science itself. We should all go live in the woods right now, really.
by Ivor Zozz
Sat Aug 13, 2011 6:49 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Are you Major-ist?
Replies: 303
Views: 34093

Re: Are you Major-ist?

Yet studies don't support this. From a 2002 study (emphasis mine): Increases in attrition rates among science, mathematics, and engineering (SME) majors have produced a variety of deleterious effects for society. This paper attempts to clarify and interpret the interaction of those characteristics ...
by Ivor Zozz
Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Lulzsec
Replies: 230
Views: 35393

Re: Lulzsec

Seems that "Topiary", the spokesperson for Lulzsec, has been arrested: http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2011/07/27/suspected-hacker-arrested-in-shetland-islands/ http://content.met.police.uk/News/Man-arrested-in-ecrime-investigation/1260269333921/1257246745756 He recently deleted most of hi...
by Ivor Zozz
Tue Jul 19, 2011 12:16 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Lulzsec
Replies: 230
Views: 35393

Re: Lulzsec

Looks like they are at it again, this time breaking into one of News Corp's sites and redirecting it to a fake story about Rupert Murdoch's death:

http://gizmodo.com/5822392/lulzsec-hacks-the-times-with-brutal-murdoch-death-notice
by Ivor Zozz
Wed Jul 13, 2011 12:26 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: irb vs ruby script trouble
Replies: 6
Views: 1667

Re: irb vs ruby script trouble

Ah, nevermind: now that I've updated (to 1.9.1) I am in the same situation as you.
by Ivor Zozz
Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:41 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: irb vs ruby script trouble
Replies: 6
Views: 1667

Re: irb vs ruby script trouble

I get the same error in irb as you do when running the script.
by Ivor Zozz
Mon Jul 11, 2011 11:07 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 10016
Views: 2036147

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Is this thread a good place to ask stupid questions (like "Can someone explain to me how this line of code works?")?
by Ivor Zozz
Wed Jul 06, 2011 5:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9389963

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Pander to the Borg)

One of my old user names is linked to my real name. Fixing that would be quite difficult at this point, so I have just stopped using that name everywhere. I also generally use a different username for each site I sign up for now.
by Ivor Zozz
Wed Jul 06, 2011 5:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What's with these "...and I'm a Mormon" commercials?
Replies: 32
Views: 8094

Re: What's with these "...and I'm a Mormon" commercials?

Does this campaign have any kind of central site or anything? Or is it more a faux-grassroots publicity blitz?
by Ivor Zozz
Wed Jul 06, 2011 2:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9389963

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Pander to the Borg)

There are a few people with my name who have Facebook pages, but I'm not on Facebook myself. I don't think there are any pictures of me online at all. My gf might have posted a few photos with me in them on her Facebook, but she's careful to set her account to the strictest privacy settings, so I do...
by Ivor Zozz
Wed Jul 06, 2011 1:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9389963

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Pander to the Borg)

My full name is actually the first result in Google (if quoted; it's second without quotes). Not that I have done anything especially noteworthy; it's just that my last name is quite uncommon (less than 1 in 100,000 people in the U.S., according to name popularity sites).
by Ivor Zozz
Wed Jul 06, 2011 11:38 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9389963

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Pander to the Borg)

Felstaff wrote:Unless she has a ridiculously uncommon name (something which is becoming less common all the time), it's likely it's not her?

Nah, it is her: somewhat uncommon last name, and it mentioned the university she graduated from and her sister's name (which I knew).
by Ivor Zozz
Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9389963

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Pander to the Borg)

My final semester of college, I started a conversation with someone, found out we had some mutual interests, talked with her a few more times, and thereby came the closest I've come in the past seven years or so to making a new friend (not very close, really, as we lost contact entirely after I grad...
by Ivor Zozz
Sat Jul 02, 2011 6:24 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Socialist literature
Replies: 40
Views: 40127

Re: Socialist literature

For a more recent socialist author, check out G.A. Cohen's Why Not Socialism? and If You're An Egalitarian, How Come You're So Rich?. Kind of catchy titles, too, hehe.
by Ivor Zozz
Wed Jun 29, 2011 2:38 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Sequence of Primes modulo N
Replies: 13
Views: 2065

Re: Sequence of Primes modulo N

Primes up to 1,000, modulo 3 through 10: 3 2 0 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 2 1 1 2 1 2 2 2 1 1 2 1 1 2 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 2 1 2 1 1 1 2 2 2 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 2 1 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 1 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 1 2 1 2 2 1 1 1 2 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 1 2 2 1 2 1 2 2 1 2 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 2 2 2 1 1 2 2 1 2 1 2 1...
by Ivor Zozz
Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Eguchi Aimi
Replies: 27
Views: 3453

Eguchi Aimi

AKB48 is a Japanese all-girl pop band with a rotating roster. But the newest addition (video) to the roster has angered some fans. Why? Because Eguchi Aimi is computer-generated.
by Ivor Zozz
Thu Jun 16, 2011 2:48 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Lulzsec
Replies: 230
Views: 35393

Re: Lulzsec

by Ivor Zozz
Sun Jun 12, 2011 5:25 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: PhD in hand
Replies: 43
Views: 6399

Re: PhD in hand

Congrats. :)
by Ivor Zozz
Sat Jun 11, 2011 12:51 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Lulzsec
Replies: 230
Views: 35393

Re: Lulzsec

Update: it seems they have just released "dox" (personal information) on staff of a security company called "Endgame Systems" and staff of "Prolexic", a company that helped protect the Church of Scientology from DDoS attacks.
by Ivor Zozz
Sat Jun 11, 2011 12:21 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Is there an intuitive appeal for multiplication of integers?
Replies: 22
Views: 3823

Re: Is there an intuitive appeal for multiplication of integ

How about analogy with a photographic "negative?" Making a negative of a normal picture flips the colors (sign), and making a negative of a negative would turn the colors back to normal (= positive sign).
by Ivor Zozz
Sat Jun 11, 2011 12:08 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Lulzsec
Replies: 230
Views: 35393

Lulzsec

In the past couple of weeks, a new hacker group called "Lulzsec" (short for "Lulz Security") has been making a lot of headlines. So far their exploits include: Breaking into PBS's site and posting a fake story about Tupac being alive Breaking into multiple Sony sites and leaking ...
by Ivor Zozz
Mon Jun 06, 2011 2:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Rick Santorum Officially Declares Candidacy
Replies: 47
Views: 5058

Re: Rick Santorum Officially Declares Candidacy

Quantum Potatoid wrote: :twisted:
If you don't know who this is, Google him.

LOL. Dan Savage is awesome. Image
by Ivor Zozz
Mon Jun 06, 2011 2:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Silk Road -- The Amazon.com of drugs
Replies: 85
Views: 20885

Re: Silk Road -- The Amazon.com of drugs

I'm not sure that they can shut it down. Tor is designed specifically to be hard to impossible to track anyone or anything. Yeah, but they can find out who put the stuff in the envelope and trace it that way. Of course, what they should really do is just put out a bunch of decoy sellers who claim t...
by Ivor Zozz
Fri Jun 03, 2011 9:40 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Collatz conjecture solved?
Replies: 2
Views: 2307

Collatz conjecture solved?

Here's a recent paper (by a student of Collatz) that claims to have proven it true:

http://preprint.math.uni-hamburg.de/pub ... 011-09.pdf

The math is over my head but maybe some here will be interested.
by Ivor Zozz
Fri Apr 22, 2011 4:26 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Washington DC Meetup - (defunct--see the newer xkDC thread)
Replies: 197
Views: 146523

Re: Washington DC Meetup - (January 29th, afternoon, place T

I would be interested.
by Ivor Zozz
Fri Apr 22, 2011 2:54 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Tarski's World
Replies: 3
Views: 1721

Re: Tarski's World

I used it for a logic class along with [urlhttp://ggww.stanford.edu/NGUS/lpl/toc]this book[/url]. I found the program quite helpful, personally. Quaternia's description is correct. Either you are given a "world" (of simple geometrical objects and letter labels for them) and write descripti...
by Ivor Zozz
Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Account deletion
Replies: 4
Views: 1469

Account deletion

Could one of the admins please delete my account? I also have a few others here that I would like deleted (Philosophaster, Operand, BlahBlahBlah). I'll go ahead and post once with each in this thread so you can confirm that the IP addresses match up.

Thanks.
by Ivor Zozz
Thu Apr 07, 2011 4:17 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Humanities in STEM Majors
Replies: 40
Views: 5340

Re: Humanities in STEM Majors

.
by Ivor Zozz
Thu Apr 07, 2011 3:43 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Humanities in STEM Majors
Replies: 40
Views: 5340

Re: Humanities in STEM Majors

.
by Ivor Zozz
Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3408
Views: 797050

Re: What were your dreams last night?

.
by Ivor Zozz
Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9389963

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Mandom like the morgu

.
by Ivor Zozz
Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9389963

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Mandom like the morgu

.
by Ivor Zozz
Thu Mar 31, 2011 2:56 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Ice cooling water
Replies: 14
Views: 2278

Ice cooling water

If you drop ice into water that is not already cold, how long does the liquid part of the ice water take to reach its coolest temperature? That question is probably too general to give an exact answer. But how would you figure this out? What variables would you need to take into account? Is there an...
by Ivor Zozz
Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:37 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: What is your favorite proof?
Replies: 41
Views: 5599

Re: What is y'all's favorite proof?

I love what my word filters have done to these discussions. :-) This was a particular favorite of mine, made by a person wanting to major in math at Cambridge: http://forums.xkcd.com/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=69377 Features plenty of discussion of "pure math," "number theory," an...
by Ivor Zozz
Wed Mar 30, 2011 1:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9389963

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Mandom like the morgu

I miss being closer to twenty years old than to thirty.
by Ivor Zozz
Sun Jan 23, 2011 1:57 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3585989

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

But instead I faff around on forums. Tonight I trolled another place I've been at for six years, just to get banned. Why? I dunno.

Destroying my meatspace life would be so much riskier.
by Ivor Zozz
Sun Jan 23, 2011 1:42 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3585989

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

Sometimes I just want to really fuck everything over. Get down to true failure. No more of this half-assed shit.

Go to advanced search