## Search found 11 matches

Sun May 15, 2011 3:08 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Bee Problem
Replies: 2
Views: 1037

### Bee Problem

(Sorry, I'm not sure exactly what category this problem fits into.) My brother told me about this problem a few years ago and I had forgotten about it until recently. Consider an infinite hexagonal grid. (like a honeycomb!) A bee stands in a given cell. For each step the bee takes, it can move to an...
Wed May 11, 2011 2:19 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Measure and Length of Arc
Replies: 1
Views: 586

### Measure and Length of Arc

You are given the length a of a [circular] arc; the distance between its endpoints is 1. With this information, find the measure (θ) of the arc in radians. I was able to find the length of the arc in terms of the measure, a = .5θ / sin (.5θ) (^just in case you wanted to figure that out for y...
Sat Apr 02, 2011 4:51 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Geometric Probability Problem
Replies: 8
Views: 1320

### Re: Geometric Probability Problem

I'm not sure how to solve this yet, but I'm pretty sure with c = 0, the probability is b/a. It'd be the same as selecting a random point. Well, if C is allowed to consist of single points, then you could just continue to add points while preserving the area. Therefore, any finite number of points (...
Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:03 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Geometric Probability Problem
Replies: 8
Views: 1320

### Geometric Probability Problem

Starting with something I understand: Given a 2-dimensional region called A with nonzero area a and a smaller 2-dimensional region inside of it called B with nonzero area b , the probability that a random point selected from A is also inside B is b / a . Likewise, if there are any # of regions withi...
Sat Jan 15, 2011 4:52 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Annoying words, and Words You Hate
Replies: 1994
Views: 494457

### Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

abcidarian

because the etymology is just from "a b c d"
then again, that would mean I should hate the word "alphabet" more than I do.
but I stand by my choice!

I've actually been thinking of words I hate recently, but I forgot all of them except this one...
Sun Dec 12, 2010 6:04 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Other Languages You've Studied
Replies: 488
Views: 96085

### Re:

Hell, you just try learning Japanese, there are not 1, not 2, but 3 different alphabets(and a 4th, but it is just the english spellings of the sounds of the characters) all of which can be used in one sentence. They have a different grammer form for every single goddamn type of sentence that you co...
Sun Dec 12, 2010 5:42 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Must, Should, Good
Replies: 7
Views: 1542

### Must, Should, Good

Something to provoke thought... What do "must" and "should" really mean? If you say something "should" happen, it doesn't mean it has happened. It appears to refer to an ideal situation, but defining "ideal" poses the same problems as defining "should.&qu...
Sun Dec 12, 2010 4:51 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: 日本語 (Japanese Practice)
Replies: 552
Views: 199254

### Re: 日本語 (Japanese Practice)

I've been studying Japanese independently for probably about three years. (As in COMPLETELY ALONE, so it's been pretty sporadic.) Unfortunately, I've only been using the "Living Language" conversational Japanese learning book from some time in the 90s so I haven't been able to get much spe...
Sun Dec 12, 2010 4:33 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: person 1, person 2, and then i (?)
Replies: 8
Views: 2958

### Re: person 1, person 2, and then i (?)

I believe that "I" should be used in this case, not because it is and the end of the list, but because it is a predicate nominative. (As in, it is technically incorrect to say "It's me"; instead, it should be "It's I.") Generally, to determine whether you use "I&qu...
Sun Dec 12, 2010 4:18 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Sexy Accents?
Replies: 121
Views: 21682

### Re: Sexy Accents?

My first instinct is that French accents are sexy, but then I realized that it's only because in my mind French accent = sexy French lady. In light of that, I don't really find any accents "sexy." However, the accents I probably enjoy most are African (sorry, I don't really know the distin...
Fri Aug 14, 2009 3:16 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Least Epic Religious War?
Replies: 87
Views: 18563

### Re: Least Epic Religious War?

A different thing versus the same thing.
(There are two things, and one is different)
A war can't be epic if it is a paradox...