I must say I don't get this at all.

What's with consecutive vowels have anything to do with arousal?

Is there some reference I'm suppose to know?

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- Fri Jan 28, 2011 6:28 am UTC
- Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
- Topic: 0853: "Consecutive Vowels"
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- Mon Aug 03, 2009 5:02 am UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Project euler math/cs education wiki?
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### Re: Project euler math/cs education wiki?

ahh, I was thinking of having some math/cs/w/e math problem database... give an id to every single math problem...

and users can write their own stuff, and just put the id of the problem in their blog. then using Google, anyone can find information about it.

and users can write their own stuff, and just put the id of the problem in their blog. then using Google, anyone can find information about it.

- Thu Jun 25, 2009 8:10 am UTC
- Forum: School
- Topic: Real that's what she said moment in school
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### Re: Real that's what she said moment in school

During the freshman orientation, the student government president made a speech. She made a lot of twss during that speech, this is what I remember till now. basically... "When I first got into high school, I was terrified, everyone was so big. Soon, I become really involved and got to know the...

- Fri Mar 13, 2009 3:46 am UTC
- Forum: Hardware
- Topic: Server vs desktop CPU
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### Server vs desktop CPU

I am always puzzled with the price of server CPU vs desktop CPUs. For example, the top desktop CPU Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition 965 Nehalem 3.2GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor is $999 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115200 It's a extreme...

- Sat Feb 28, 2009 12:54 am UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Can all Euclidean geometry be done analytically?
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### Can all Euclidean geometry be done analytically?

During last few days, I was doing a lot of the geometry problem I were not able to do by basic Euclidean proofs with analytical methods... which in the end showed me how to prove them with Euclidean method... I wonder if it is true that every Euclidean problem can be done with analytical method. If ...

- Fri Feb 27, 2009 11:36 pm UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: The American Math Competition
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### Re: The American Math Competition

I remember a question. This one had a big number in it. It was Define a function T(n) = 2^T(n-1) for n > 0. So it's basically a power tower of 2s that is n units high. Then define a number A such that A = T(2009)^T(2009). Then let B = A^T(2009). Find the maximum m such that log_2 log_2 log_2 log_2 ...

- Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:40 pm UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Favorite math jokes
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### Re: Favorite math jokes

A set of natural tits.

- Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:58 pm UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Favorite math jokes
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### Re: Favorite math jokes

A original joke soon to be made into comic...

Girl: I don't get it, you allow me get tattoo, drink underage, come home at 5 am in the morning, but you don't allow me to get any piercings. What's so bad about piercings?

Topologist father: Because everything else don't change your topological property!

Girl: I don't get it, you allow me get tattoo, drink underage, come home at 5 am in the morning, but you don't allow me to get any piercings. What's so bad about piercings?

Topologist father: Because everything else don't change your topological property!

- Wed Jan 21, 2009 2:55 am UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Favorite math jokes
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- Wed Jan 21, 2009 2:05 am UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Favorite math jokes
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- Mon Dec 22, 2008 9:58 am UTC
- Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
- Topic: 0520: "Cuttlefish"
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### Re: "Cuttlefish" Discussion

Mathematicians define they would beat every other science and tries to prove the consistency of the system.

- Tue Dec 09, 2008 4:45 am UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Favorite math jokes
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### Re: Favorite math jokes

What do you call when lot of people kill themselves due to mathematics?

a math suicide!

a math suicide!

- Wed Nov 19, 2008 10:57 pm UTC
- Forum: Science
- Topic: Sperm powered cars
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### Re: Sperm powered cars

Velifer, a quick Reynolds number calculation suggest that molasses completely underestimates the problem. Apparently, Re for sperm is of the order of 0.01, so for a body with a size measured in meters, a speed of the order of 10 m/s and a fluid with a density of 1000 kg/m3, we are talking about a v...

- Wed Nov 19, 2008 12:45 pm UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: a summation problem
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### a summation problem

n is even

and f(x,y) have this property.

Are there a set of a,b,c,d allow this to happen?

not a homework problem

and f(x,y) have this property.

Are there a set of a,b,c,d allow this to happen?

not a homework problem

- Wed Nov 19, 2008 12:41 pm UTC
- Forum: Science
- Topic: Sperm powered cars
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### Sperm powered cars

I had this idea. Sperm have known to use little energy to move a far distance. So I'm thinking it's efficiency is pretty high. So if one can convert the sperm's motor power into something useful by cars, it might replace gasoline. I talked with some bio people they say maybe we can add chlorophylls ...

- Sun Nov 09, 2008 2:10 am UTC
- Forum: Language/Linguistics
- Topic: Plural or singular for non-counting number quantifiers
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### Plural or singular for non-counting number quantifiers

0.432 apple(s)?

3/2 apple(s)?

3i apple(s)?

0 apple(s)?

1 apple... then 1+0i apple(s)?

a pear(s)(a is a real number)?

-1 apple(s)?

<1,0> apple(s)?

[imath]\lim_{x\to 0}\frac{1}{x}[/imath] apple(s) (limit don't exist unless it's in real projective line)?

3/2 apple(s)?

3i apple(s)?

0 apple(s)?

1 apple... then 1+0i apple(s)?

a pear(s)(a is a real number)?

-1 apple(s)?

<1,0> apple(s)?

[imath]\lim_{x\to 0}\frac{1}{x}[/imath] apple(s) (limit don't exist unless it's in real projective line)?

- Sun Nov 09, 2008 2:01 am UTC
- Forum: School
- Topic: Standardized tests... thoughts, opinions, ideas?
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### Re: Standardized tests... thoughts, opinions, ideas?

I demand AMC + AIME level problems for SAT math level 1 test math level 2 test with USAMO and IMO level problems. Also a new level3 that is just a copy of GRE math subject test with a few Putnam problems.. There. that should make the standardized test more challenging. and now everyone have to raise...

- Sun Nov 09, 2008 1:58 am UTC
- Forum: School
- Topic: xkcd's effect on your appreciation of science/maths
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### Re: xkcd's effect on your appreciation of science/maths

xkcd sparks the math vs physics battle between I(MATH) and another kid(PHYSICS)

which we try to prove what we love is truly superior, with all kind of support possible

xkcd have them both...

which we try to prove what we love is truly superior, with all kind of support possible

xkcd have them both...

- Sat Nov 08, 2008 2:54 pm UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Formula for n!
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### Re: Formula for n!

I usually express n! in this way

I would say it's the less closed formula, but I like...

where [math]p_k[/math] is the kth prime.

I would say it's the less closed formula, but I like...

where [math]p_k[/math] is the kth prime.

- Fri Oct 24, 2008 6:38 pm UTC
- Forum: Computer Science
- Topic: md5(x) = x [and other properties of md5]
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### md5(x) = x [and other properties of md5]

Is there a integer x exist, so that md5(x) = x? just wondering... If such x exists, how many are there. If non exists, what's the least amount of md5(x) require to be applied to an x until it equals to itself? I've sort of hijacked this thread for other properties of MD5 too, and renamed it appropri...

- Tue Sep 02, 2008 8:13 am UTC
- Forum: School
- Topic: looking for a place to do second degree.
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### Re: looking for a place to do second degree.

I think cold he means Russia and Iceland.

but obviously they speak Russian and Icelandish

but obviously they speak Russian and Icelandish

- Mon Sep 01, 2008 9:08 pm UTC
- Forum: School
- Topic: Real that's what she said moment in school
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### Re: Real that's what she said moment in school

I recall a discussion during lunch one day about Subway. This was when their $5 footlong deal started. I always feel that the 6-inch subs never have enough meat. You can totally see where this is going. $5 footlong... yeah When I was a freshman, there was girls giving heads for $5 in our bathroom.....

- Sat Aug 30, 2008 4:23 am UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: weird thing with exponents and factorials
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### Re: weird thing with exponents and factorials

Derivative like... but discrete... Do (x+1)^n - x^n make the result a function f(x) and do f(x+1) - f(x).. then can keep doing it... you will see there will be a time it reduce to a constant. why factorial? binomial coefficient might be a good hint... but really it's just like derivatives......

- Fri Aug 29, 2008 8:15 pm UTC
- Forum: Gaming
- Topic: Little Fighter 2, first update in 6 years coming soon
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### Little Fighter 2, first update in 6 years coming soon

I don't know if anyone ever plays LF2 anymore, it was a fun fighting/beat em up hybrid.

Just yesterday, after 6 years of no upgrades, Marti, the game creator announced a new version will come up soon.

I can't wait.

I was one of the best player around.

Just yesterday, after 6 years of no upgrades, Marti, the game creator announced a new version will come up soon.

I can't wait.

I was one of the best player around.

- Fri Aug 29, 2008 2:31 am UTC
- Forum: School
- Topic: Real that's what she said moment in school
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### Re: Real that's what she said moment in school

stewie wrote:it took me about 5 minutes to get my head around the whole situation and realise i hadn't been owned by my mother

I can feel the awkwardness in those 5 minutes...

- Fri Aug 29, 2008 2:20 am UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Amusing answers to tests
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### Re: Amusing answers to tests

I don't know if Batman is the derivitive of Bruce Wayne, but I'll swear in blood that Spiderman is the derivitive of Mary Jane-- You know he lies adjacent to those curves. You fail. Derivatives (yeah, with an 'a') lie tangent to curves. You also fail. The derivative tells yo...

- Thu Aug 28, 2008 5:02 pm UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Amusing answers to tests
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### Re: Amusing answers to tests

I don't know if Batman is the derivitive of Bruce Wayne, but I'll swear in blood that Spiderman is the derivitive of Mary Jane-- You know he lies adjacent to those curves. You fail. Derivatives (yeah, with an 'a') lie tangent to curves. You also fail. The derivative tells you the slope of the tange...

- Thu Aug 28, 2008 3:04 pm UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Amusing answers to tests
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### Re: Amusing answers to tests

A buddy of mine was working on a Number Theory test on which there was a problem that was set up around a 'real world' type situation. I'm a bit fuzzy on the details, but the question involved a census taker asking about the ages of people at a certain residence, with constraints on what the ages c...

- Thu Aug 28, 2008 2:09 pm UTC
- Forum: School
- Topic: Real that's what she said moment in school
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### Real that's what she said moment in school

I searched and seems no topic like this have been brought to life yet. Post some that's what she said moments happened in your school. When I was in the pre-calc class, there was no air conditioner. All we have is a fan. There was a student sitting very close to the fan, and our teacher said "D...

- Thu Aug 28, 2008 1:53 pm UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Favorite math jokes
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### Re: Favorite math jokes

Original:

from http://mathworld.wolfram.com/Geometry.html

My extensions:

Without geometry, you can't have a circle of friends.

Without geometry, life can't be fair and square.

Without geometry, life is pointless

from http://mathworld.wolfram.com/Geometry.html

My extensions:

Without geometry, you can't have a circle of friends.

Without geometry, life can't be fair and square.

- Wed Aug 27, 2008 7:41 am UTC
- Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
- Topic: 0468: "Fetishes"
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### Re: "Fetishes" discussion

Kickass awesome; I laughed so hard my stomach hurts. And now I feel a smug sort of pride; after not getting countless CS comics, finally my Logic minor enables me to get the joke without looking things up first! After reading what you said... I feel so superior because I know all math, cs and logic...

- Wed Aug 27, 2008 7:27 am UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Favorite math jokes
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### Re: Favorite math jokes

so... for the hypercube, could you fit something infinitely long in a container with infinitely small sides as long as it is in an infinitely high dimension... ok, something easier: a 50 foot rod could fit in a container no longer than 1 foot as long as it is in the xth dimension and x is a high en...

- Tue Aug 26, 2008 3:18 pm UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Iteration notation
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### Re: Iteration notation

NathanielJ wrote:How would you represent the repeated radical that he demonstrated? What f would you use?

yep... it's hard...I see now...

- Tue Aug 26, 2008 8:23 am UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Iteration notation
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### Re: Iteration notation

ok I still don't clearly see the point of this notation... Nested function sometimes are written f^{(n)}(x) = f(f(f(f(...(x)...) nest n times. I saw it in either introduction to algorithms or concrete mathematics . and I know this can be confusing to the d...

- Tue Aug 26, 2008 8:13 am UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Math Club entertainment/edutainment?
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### Re: Math Club entertainment/edutainment?

Just create a collection of math jokes they don't understand

Then they will strive to be better at math so they could finally know why it has to be Abelian grape.

That's how I learn math.

Then they will strive to be better at math so they could finally know why it has to be Abelian grape.

That's how I learn math.

- Tue Aug 26, 2008 8:07 am UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: I don't get HS math oympiads
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### Re: I don't get HS math oympiads

Is it anything like what you could expect to find in a traditional mathematics curriculum, where you are trained to: 1) Learn an algorithm. 2) Apply that algorithm to worksheet, and memorize how to quickly compute that algorithm for a test. No. Which, if so, brings me to the purpose of the post: wh...

- Mon Aug 25, 2008 6:16 pm UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Favorite math jokes
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### Re: Favorite math jokes

Hit3k wrote:Study = Fail.

Proof:

Study = No Fail

No Study = Fail

(No + 1)Study = (No + 1)Fail

(No + 1)/(No+1)Study = (No + 1)/(No + 1)Fail

∴ Study = Fail

Q.E.D

Not really funny but.. you know..

in your face

YOU'RE WRONG

- Mon Aug 25, 2008 6:39 am UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Math Books
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### Re: Math Books

any book recommend for people who want to take AMC and AIME?