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Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:12 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Complement of Infinite Union.
Replies: 7
Views: 3518

### Complement of Infinite Union.

Homework problem asking to prove disprove the following. Take the complement of the Union of A_n from 1 to infinity. Now take the intersection of the compliment of A_n from 1 to infinity. Are these sets equal? I have not yet come up with a counter example. I have tried assuming that there is some no...
Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:39 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Diabetic Experiment
Replies: 13
Views: 2775

### Re: Diabetic Experiment

Thu Aug 23, 2012 5:41 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Diabetic Experiment
Replies: 13
Views: 2775

### Re: Diabetic Experiment

Angua and ahammel, you have both provided very useful information thank you. I'd be interested to know more about the specifics of the administration of the insulin hormone in healthy humans. That a healthy human can keep a 10 point range all day is astounding to me, must be some rather sophisticate...
Thu Aug 23, 2012 3:03 pm UTC
Topic: Gun Control
Replies: 2237
Views: 364128

### Re: Gun Control

I have more knowledge now than I did when I first started posting in this thread, though. Then the whole thread was a great success! Keep posting dude your not bothering anyone, us gun people can just get a little annoyed when people without firearms experience think they have everything figured out.
Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:49 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Diabetic Experiment
Replies: 13
Views: 2775

### Re: Diabetic Experiment

No, I'm not talking about ketoacidosis, I'm talking about gluconeogenesis. Because without insulin, your body thinks it's starving, so it breaks down everything. It also breaks things down to ketoacids as well (as some aminoacids don't break down neatly into glucose). Both will rise together. Why a...
Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:35 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Replies: 1265
Views: 270816

Had some knob creek for the first time last night, the usual drink is Jack. All I can say is wow. Thanks for the tips fellas.
Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:11 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Diabetic Experiment
Replies: 13
Views: 2775

### Re: Diabetic Experiment

Insulin does many things, of which controlling sugar is just one. It is the only hormone to signal to the body that it should be in an anabolic state. Without it, the body goes into a catabolic state, meaning that it starts converting everything into sugar (as opposed to just not dealing with sugar...
Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:09 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Diabetic Experiment
Replies: 13
Views: 2775

### Re: Diabetic Experiment

"if my hypothesis is disconfirmed, will I go blind or lapse into a coma?". This is highly unlikely. Both of those symptoms are caused by high blood sugar, a sustained high blood sugar would be sufficient reason to end the experiment. Besides doing hourly readings of blood sugar I will als...
Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:25 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Diabetic Experiment
Replies: 13
Views: 2775

### Diabetic Experiment

Question: 1. Could a type one diabetic control blood sugar through exercise and an extremely low carbohydrate high fat and protein diet? 2. If blood sugars were maintained at a normal level would weight loss / general degeneration still occur? Hypothesis: Blood sugars would be controllable. Weight L...
Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:09 pm UTC
Topic: Gun Control
Replies: 2237
Views: 364128

### Re: Gun Control

Upon landing ashore on some pacific island during WWII, the first thing my grandpa did was bury his grenades because "those things could hurt someone"

All of my what right now.
Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:00 pm UTC
Topic: What’s the best piece of advice you could give to everyone?
Replies: 121
Views: 29544

### Re: What’s the best piece of advice you could give to everyo

From my experience knowing a few people who were/are seriously in to martial arts, and having studied a couple at different times, I would say that the health and self defense arguments as benefits of martial arts aren't great, or at the very least aren't consisitent. There are only one or two peop...
Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:49 pm UTC
Topic: Gun Control
Replies: 2237
Views: 364128

### Re: Gun Control

For those who dont feel like browsing the thread before posting the points that have been beaten into the ground. 1. There is no well documented statistical correlation between gun ownership and crime. THIS APPLIES TO BOTH PRO GUN RIGHTS AND PRO GUN CONTROL. 2. No legally owned machine gun, .50 cal ...
Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:23 pm UTC
Topic: What’s the best piece of advice you could give to everyone?
Replies: 121
Views: 29544

### Re: What’s the best piece of advice you could give to everyo

Wouldn't you think the time you spent practicing a martial art would be better invested by spending that time making sure you're living in a relatively crime-free neighbourhood? Practicing a martial art costs both time and money, both of which could be used in more efficient ways to dramatically re...
Wed Aug 22, 2012 5:50 pm UTC
Topic: Gun Control
Replies: 2237
Views: 364128

### Re: Gun Control

1) What about shutting your eyes and turning away? Surely the flash is not so bright that it would reflect back into your eyes when you're turned away? You'd be deaf, but not blind. That would be better than staring right at it, but the fuse on a flashbang is shorter than a grenade, meaning you hav...
Wed Aug 22, 2012 5:01 pm UTC
Topic: What’s the best piece of advice you could give to everyone?
Replies: 121
Views: 29544

### Re: What’s the best piece of advice you could give to everyo

Learn a martial art Whether its shooting, karate, wrestling, kendo or Krav-Maga, learning how to inflict violence on other human beings is a great thing. Not convinced? Good then your not crazy. 1. Violence against you or the one you love is improbable if you live in a first world country. That howe...
Wed Aug 22, 2012 4:01 pm UTC
Topic: Gun Control
Replies: 2237
Views: 364128

### Re: Gun Control

@Patrick3 A couple of technical things that need clarification. 1. Shutting your eyes closing your ears will do absolutely nothing to stop a flash-bang from completely rendering you senseless. Proximity is what matters. 2. The main problem with tasers and tear gas is that they are extremely ineffect...
Fri Aug 17, 2012 6:02 pm UTC
Topic: What new myths might the 21st century bring?
Replies: 28
Views: 8194

### Re: What new myths might the 21st century bring?

In my opinion,we have a mythos when people believe something exists in a form different from reality. Psychopaths exist, but they're not emotionless killers. People make an amalgam of real serial killers, what they read in books or seen in movies, and create a monster that is pretty different from ...
Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:26 pm UTC
Topic: What new myths might the 21st century bring?
Replies: 28
Views: 8194

### Re: What new myths might the 21st century bring?

We have many mythos in the form of conspiracy theories. People used to believe monsters lived in the woods, or beyond the mountain, or somewhere they couldn't see it often, but there are less and less places for this to happen. Conspiracy theories create a new way to hide 'monsters', and we find th...
Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:14 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Analysis and the Real Numbers
Replies: 24
Views: 3630

### Re: Analysis and the Real Numbers

Am I the only person interpreting dshizzle's post that way? It seems so, but I'm really puzzled by that. Appreciate if anyone can tell me what I'm missing. Your interpretation was correct, and your earlier post did an excellent job at answering that question. I am intrigued to hear about analysis i...
Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:54 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Analysis and the Real Numbers
Replies: 24
Views: 3630

### Re: Analysis and the Real Numbers

There seems to be some confusion about the purpose of the Cauchy sequence construction of the reals. Here's the problem. Say you sign up for a course in Real Analysis and the prof says, "We'll be studying the real numbers this semester. Here are the axioms for the real numbers." He gives ...
Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:23 pm UTC
Topic: The pros and cons of wars
Replies: 42
Views: 9361

### Re: The pros and cons of wars

Adjectives and nouns have to agree in Latin, so it's Pax Americana.

Learn something new every day! Thanks bro.
Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:51 pm UTC
Topic: The pros and cons of wars
Replies: 42
Views: 9361

### Re: The pros and cons of wars

...better Pax Liberal-Democracy than Pax Dictatorship or Pax Fundamentalist. For all the gripes about how terrible the US 'empire' has been, has there ever been a dominant power that was less abusive? Yeah I'm not claiming that I think Pax Americanus is a bad thing, its just something that isnt wor...
Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:54 pm UTC
Topic: Gun Control
Replies: 2237
Views: 364128

### Re: Gun Control

I think we'd be better off trying to reduce inequality and improve education and services to treat the causes than using gun restrictions and the justice system to treat the symptoms. If this was what the Democratic party actually advocated I would probably vote blue. I may disagree with big govern...
Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:50 pm UTC
Topic: The pros and cons of wars
Replies: 42
Views: 9361

### Re: The pros and cons of wars

I think one value of war that people often miss is that it makes the nation better at fighting wars. One reason why the U.S. military is so lethal is that it has been at war for the great majority of its existence. If the U.S. military was to square off against another power it would have an unfair ...
Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:32 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Analysis and the Real Numbers
Replies: 24
Views: 3630

### Re: Analysis and the Real Numbers

Okay, very cool, so if I am understanding correctly, we use the reals because of a few conveniences that they provide, but they aren't necessary. Now would it be true to say that the topics of analysis can be constructed in any metric space?
Mon Aug 13, 2012 3:46 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Mumford and Sons
Replies: 7
Views: 3773

### Re: Mumford and Sons

dshizzle wrote:To answer my own question Jerry Douglas has some similarities to Mumford and Sons, The Boxer is worth checking out.

I just realized that The Boxer sounds like Mumford and Sons because it is.
Mon Aug 13, 2012 3:39 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Analysis and the Real Numbers
Replies: 24
Views: 3630

### Analysis and the Real Numbers

I seem remember reading some time ago that the standard topics of analysis, Cauchy sequences etc, can be constructed in a meaningful way without the Real numbers. Something about using sequences of rational numbers. I didn't think much of it at the time, but I'm kind of puzzled by it now, it would s...
Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:23 pm UTC
Topic: Gun Control
Replies: 2237
Views: 364128

### Re: Gun Control

I mainly don't give people a reason to shot at me and avoid those places it might happen. In terms of arming up and fighting back, I have neither the time or the inclination to train as much as I would need to so as to be effective. . There are so many people I meet at the range that need this advi...
Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:44 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Mumford and Sons
Replies: 7
Views: 3773

### Re: Mumford and Sons

To answer my own question Jerry Douglas has some similarities to Mumford and Sons, The Boxer is worth checking out.
Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:15 pm UTC
Topic: Gun Control
Replies: 2237
Views: 364128

### Re: Gun Control

You know why drive-bys are so popular? They allow the shooter to fire without the victim being able to fight back, and allow the shooter to escape from both the police and the victim's territory. Most of the victims of gang violence are members of gangs themselves, in other words, armed. If gang me...
Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:48 pm UTC
Topic: Gun Control
Replies: 2237
Views: 364128

### Re: Gun Control

That's exactly what your approach vis-a-vis gun control boils down to. You just trust a different subset of people. dashizzle puts his faith in an armed citizenry, you put yours in a privileged class of enforcers. Bias to one side or the other seems to be pretty dependent on your circumstances grow...
Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:25 pm UTC
Topic: Gun Control
Replies: 2237
Views: 364128

### Re: Gun Control

Semi unrelated but for anyone with a high degree of confidence in their government, civilization, environment etc, I recommend that you read Jared Diamond's Collapse, really amazing what chaotic systems these behemoths are.
Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:21 pm UTC
Topic: Gun Control
Replies: 2237
Views: 364128

### Re: Gun Control

This sounds, well, crazy and paranoid to me. We do not live in a tyrannical government! And at the moment, the chances of any of us (in the western world) living in a tyrannical government are, well, zero. Democracy is too big a success for it to just go down the tubes. There can be arguments made ...
Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:06 pm UTC
Topic: Gun Control
Replies: 2237
Views: 364128

### Re: Gun Control

The salient point is that you have to actually measure the societal harm -- probably using total violent crime and resulting fatalities -- to make a rational case either direction.

AND WITH THAT THE MIGHTY AZRAEL SOLVED THE THREAD
Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:04 pm UTC
Topic: Gun Control
Replies: 2237
Views: 364128

### Re: Gun Control

You don't know anyone who concealed carries do you? Secondly, I support heavy licensing and training so that gun owners know the proper safety measures and follow them. I also think that carrying firearms, both concealed and open, but especially open, can lead to intimidation and fear. Imagine getti...
Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:52 pm UTC
Topic: Gun Control
Replies: 2237
Views: 364128

### Re: Gun Control

A huge portion of gun violence is opportunistic in that a gun gets used because it is available; whether it's sitting at home or only a quick jaunt to the local sporting goods store away. Furthermore, the world isn't split into those three tidy groups of people and lots of gun violence is done by o...
Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:43 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Reserach
Replies: 11
Views: 4159

### Re: Reserach

During my Ph.D., research was typically done while on a long, brisk walk. Or occasionally, while in the shower. Just an undergrad, but it's amazing how much realization comes this way. I find the best method for studying personally is to read a chapter and take some notes, then go for a long bike r...
Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:41 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Reserach
Replies: 11
Views: 4159

### Re: Reserach

what is the project goal - is the sw for "internal" use only or public distribution - for what audience - do they already use a math sw package - or do you want to run in any browser? what is the output - pretty pictures, bit maps, 3-D renderings, "live" parameter animation, 3-D...
Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:29 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Mumford and Sons
Replies: 7
Views: 3773

### Re: Mumford and Sons

A better question is who DOESN'T like mumford and sons Probably hitler. New album out soon, yeah? I cant wait to pay for all the music I've ripped from Youtube. Home/Holland Road is my jam right now. I find their music very interesting, there's a ton of biblical allusion in it but not only does it ...
Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:19 pm UTC