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by mgcclx
Fri Jan 28, 2011 6:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0853: "Consecutive Vowels"
Replies: 159
Views: 43463

Re: 0852: "Consecutive Vowels"

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?
by mgcclx
Mon Aug 03, 2009 5:02 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Project euler math/cs education wiki?
Replies: 6
Views: 1599

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.
by mgcclx
Thu Jun 25, 2009 8:10 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Real that's what she said moment in school
Replies: 132
Views: 14890

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...
by mgcclx
Fri Mar 13, 2009 3:46 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Server vs desktop CPU
Replies: 10
Views: 3658

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...
by mgcclx
Sat Feb 28, 2009 12:54 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Can all Euclidean geometry be done analytically?
Replies: 1
Views: 559

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 ...
by mgcclx
Fri Feb 27, 2009 11:36 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: The American Math Competition
Replies: 30
Views: 3263

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 ...
by mgcclx
Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:40 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Favorite math jokes
Replies: 1452
Views: 488329

Re: Favorite math jokes

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A set of natural tits.
by mgcclx
Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:58 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Favorite math jokes
Replies: 1452
Views: 488329

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!
by mgcclx
Wed Jan 21, 2009 2:55 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Favorite math jokes
Replies: 1452
Views: 488329

Re: Favorite math jokes

joshz wrote:EDIT: Oh, punch line, punch line. That's horrible.


Ok. How about this one.
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This one uses both physics and math and makes such a nice pun out of it...
by mgcclx
Wed Jan 21, 2009 2:05 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Favorite math jokes
Replies: 1452
Views: 488329

Re: Favorite math jokes

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Explains it all...
by mgcclx
Mon Dec 22, 2008 9:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0520: "Cuttlefish"
Replies: 202
Views: 37112

Re: "Cuttlefish" Discussion

Mathematicians define they would beat every other science and tries to prove the consistency of the system.
by mgcclx
Tue Dec 09, 2008 4:45 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Favorite math jokes
Replies: 1452
Views: 488329

Re: Favorite math jokes

What do you call when lot of people kill themselves due to mathematics?
a math suicide!
by mgcclx
Wed Nov 19, 2008 10:57 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Sperm powered cars
Replies: 25
Views: 4149

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...
by mgcclx
Wed Nov 19, 2008 12:45 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: a summation problem
Replies: 1
Views: 830

a summation problem

n is even
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and f(x,y) have this property.
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Are there a set of a,b,c,d allow this to happen?
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not a homework problem
by mgcclx
Wed Nov 19, 2008 12:41 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Sperm powered cars
Replies: 25
Views: 4149

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 ...
by mgcclx
Sun Nov 09, 2008 2:10 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Plural or singular for non-counting number quantifiers
Replies: 15
Views: 3920

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)?
by mgcclx
Sun Nov 09, 2008 2:01 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Standardized tests... thoughts, opinions, ideas?
Replies: 46
Views: 4848

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...
by mgcclx
Sun Nov 09, 2008 1:58 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: xkcd's effect on your appreciation of science/maths
Replies: 67
Views: 9550

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...
by mgcclx
Sat Nov 08, 2008 2:54 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Formula for n!
Replies: 17
Views: 2686

Re: Formula for n!

I usually express n! in this way
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I would say it's the less closed formula, but I like...
where [math]p_k[/math] is the kth prime.
by mgcclx
Fri Oct 24, 2008 6:38 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: md5(x) = x [and other properties of md5]
Replies: 39
Views: 27304

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...
by mgcclx
Tue Sep 02, 2008 8:13 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: looking for a place to do second degree.
Replies: 2
Views: 672

Re: looking for a place to do second degree.

I think cold he means Russia and Iceland.
but obviously they speak Russian and Icelandish
by mgcclx
Mon Sep 01, 2008 9:08 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Real that's what she said moment in school
Replies: 132
Views: 14890

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.....
by mgcclx
Sat Aug 30, 2008 4:23 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: weird thing with exponents and factorials
Replies: 6
Views: 2182

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......
by mgcclx
Fri Aug 29, 2008 8:15 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Little Fighter 2, first update in 6 years coming soon
Replies: 1
Views: 901

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.

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by mgcclx
Fri Aug 29, 2008 2:31 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Real that's what she said moment in school
Replies: 132
Views: 14890

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...
by mgcclx
Fri Aug 29, 2008 2:20 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Amusing answers to tests
Replies: 393
Views: 60519

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...
by mgcclx
Thu Aug 28, 2008 5:02 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Amusing answers to tests
Replies: 393
Views: 60519

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...
by mgcclx
Thu Aug 28, 2008 3:04 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Amusing answers to tests
Replies: 393
Views: 60519

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...
by mgcclx
Thu Aug 28, 2008 2:09 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Real that's what she said moment in school
Replies: 132
Views: 14890

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...
by mgcclx
Thu Aug 28, 2008 1:53 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Favorite math jokes
Replies: 1452
Views: 488329

Re: Favorite math jokes

Original:
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.
by mgcclx
Wed Aug 27, 2008 7:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0468: "Fetishes"
Replies: 163
Views: 47700

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...
by mgcclx
Wed Aug 27, 2008 7:27 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Favorite math jokes
Replies: 1452
Views: 488329

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...
by mgcclx
Tue Aug 26, 2008 3:18 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Iteration notation
Replies: 13
Views: 2667

Re: Iteration notation

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

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yep... it's hard...I see now...
by mgcclx
Tue Aug 26, 2008 8:23 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Iteration notation
Replies: 13
Views: 2667

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...
by mgcclx
Tue Aug 26, 2008 8:13 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Math Club entertainment/edutainment?
Replies: 17
Views: 2430

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.
by mgcclx
Tue Aug 26, 2008 8:07 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: I don't get HS math oympiads
Replies: 17
Views: 2759

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...
by mgcclx
Mon Aug 25, 2008 6:16 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Favorite math jokes
Replies: 1452
Views: 488329

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
by mgcclx
Mon Aug 25, 2008 6:39 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Math Books
Replies: 379
Views: 278655

Re: Math Books

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

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