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by EstLladon
Thu Dec 08, 2011 7:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Putin's United Russia Barely Wins Duma Majority
Replies: 40
Views: 6572

Re: Putin's United Russia Barely Wins Duma Majority

It is not that a lot of bloggers support CPRF. After all it does stand for Communist Party of Russian Federation. They usually come second because a lot of people over 60 vote for them. Though I know some people who voted for them out of spite. There was this idea to vote for anybody BUT United Russ...
by EstLladon
Thu Dec 08, 2011 5:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Putin's United Russia Barely Wins Duma Majority
Replies: 40
Views: 6572

Re: Putin's United Russia Barely Wins Duma Majority

As a Russian I feel the need to say something on this topic. A lot of my friends were actually observers on the voting stations. As were many other people. And they managed to actually prevent or at least observe attempts to rig the elections. The idea with rigging in Russia seems to be that it is d...
by EstLladon
Thu Jul 14, 2011 5:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Google+ invites - who wants them?
Replies: 133
Views: 14513

Re: Google+ invites - who wants them?

Thanks, Cathy!
by EstLladon
Thu Jul 14, 2011 2:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Google+ invites - who wants them?
Replies: 133
Views: 14513

Re: Google+ invites - who wants them?

I guess it is time for me to get one too. Can someone send it to <usernamehere>@gmail.com? Thank you in advance.
by EstLladon
Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:34 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: What is your favorite proof?
Replies: 41
Views: 5336

What is your favorite proof?

I ask mostly those of you who really studied math for a while (because you have more to choose from), but everybody is welcome to comment. So, what is your favorite proof? The most beautiful, wonderful, inventive proof you know? It can be from any part of mathematics. What I look for here is beauty ...
by EstLladon
Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:58 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Locus Problem [HOMEWORK]
Replies: 21
Views: 1513

Re: Locus Problem [HOMEWORK]

I think you guys overcomplicate the problem. Fact 1: If APB is a triangle, angle P is 90 degrees, and M is the middle of AB, then AM=CM=PM. (easiest way to see it -- let APBC be a rectangle, then its diagonals AB and PC are equal and cross exactly at their middles) Fact 2: If APB is a triang...
by EstLladon
Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:53 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Dark Knight Rises
Replies: 245
Views: 39804

Re: New Bat-Villains announced.

pseudoidiot wrote:Fuck it, everything needs more Jason Statham.


The truest words I've read all day.
by EstLladon
Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:47 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Hugh Laurie:A Real American Doctor FROM AMERICA (House M.D.)
Replies: 711
Views: 109023

Re: Louse M.D.

Also

Spoiler:
How fast did you people recognize Pulp Fiction in the Pulp Fiction scene? It was awesome.
by EstLladon
Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:23 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Problems that seem difficult but aren't
Replies: 75
Views: 8718

Re: Problems that seem difficult but aren't

That solution, though awesome, doesn't work in all cases. For example when two of the circles are big and the third is small and in between them (Like this OoO, but with middle one moved slightly up). You would not be able to lay a plane on them. I think I know how to prove it using homothet...
by EstLladon
Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:03 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Problems that seem difficult but aren't
Replies: 75
Views: 8718

Re: Problems that seem difficult but aren't

Ok, guys. The solution I had in mind is the following: Tie strings to stones so that each pair of stones is connected by exactly one string. When we separate a pile into to we cut the strings between resulting piles. How many do we cut with each step? Exactly m*n where m and n are numbers of stones ...
by EstLladon
Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:58 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Problems that seem difficult but aren't
Replies: 75
Views: 8718

Re: Problems that seem difficult but aren't

This problem probably is pretty difficult. But there is a beautiful solution. The sort of solution when you know it, it becomes hard to imagine how it can be done differently. You have a pile of N stones. You do the following: you take a pile and separate it into two smaller piles, multiply the numb...
by EstLladon
Tue Feb 01, 2011 3:29 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: How to find context free grammar for a language?
Replies: 14
Views: 8292

Re: How to find context free grammar for a language?

Good Est -- but messy! S->PAM replaces both P0M and P1M M->AM replaces 0M and 1M. S->MAP replaces the entire T branch (4 rules) with rule, and illustrates how PAM and MAP are the same rule reflected around the $. Admittedly, yours might require less back tracking. :) Well, I didn´t optimize...
by EstLladon
Tue Feb 01, 2011 2:22 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: How to find context free grammar for a language?
Replies: 14
Views: 8292

Re: How to find context free grammar for a language?

I´ll just leave this here.
Spoiler:
S->P0M
S->P1M
P->$
P->APA
A->0
A->1
M->
M->0M
M->1M
S->T
T->ATA
T->0M$
T->1M$
S->N1M
N->ANA
N->0M$
S->Q0M
Q->AQA
Q->1M$
by EstLladon
Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:56 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Generation Y actors?
Replies: 26
Views: 4689

Re: Generation Y actors?

Scarlet Johanson - November 22, 1984 Anne Hathaway - November 12, 1982 Mary Elizabeth Winstead - November 28, 1984 All younger than Natalie Portman. And all are pretty well-established actresses. At the risk of being argumentative, I would not describe Mary Elizabeth Winstead as "established&q...
by EstLladon
Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:18 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Generation Y actors?
Replies: 26
Views: 4689

Re: Generation Y actors?

Scarlet Johanson - November 22, 1984
Anne Hathaway - November 12, 1982
Mary Elizabeth Winstead - November 28, 1984

All younger than Natalie Portman. And all are pretty well-established actresses.
by EstLladon
Tue Dec 21, 2010 10:53 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Useless Math
Replies: 60
Views: 9922

Re: Useless Math

Math doesn´t study the ¨real world¨. It actually studies how our minds work. It studies consistent systems. Any conceivable consistent systems. It studies how to organize our thoughts. Not all of them, but some part that we call ¨rational thoughts¨. Even physics stopped caring about real world some ...
by EstLladon
Tue Nov 30, 2010 2:26 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Your favorite stand-up comedian? (Poll)
Replies: 101
Views: 10957

Re: Your favorite stand-up comedian? (Poll)

Mikhail Zadornov is just too funny for you... Ok, I do not expect anyone outside post-USSR space to know him, but he was so hilarious, US even banned him from entering the country... :mrgreen: When he was still funny (years ago) I would not call him ¨stand-up¨ - he was just reading. That is not sta...
by EstLladon
Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:48 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Cool ruler&compass problem.
Replies: 4
Views: 882

Re: Cool ruler&compass problem.

Straightedge, of course.

And also, just like it happens entirely too often, I solved it right after asking. But the construction is pretty beautiful. So enjoy.
by EstLladon
Mon Nov 29, 2010 10:58 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Cool ruler&compass problem.
Replies: 4
Views: 882

Cool ruler&compass problem.

You are given a triangle ABC. Your goal is to find points M on AB and N on BC such that AM=MN=NC if that is possible. I tried to do it algebraically and I got a very big expression that is, of course, constructible but so unpretty. Supposedly there is a beautiful geometrical solution with standart r...
by EstLladon
Mon Nov 15, 2010 11:08 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: The Ampersand Appreciation Society
Replies: 47
Views: 8483

Re: The Ampersand Appreciation Society

Did "&/et" come to represent "and" due to the usage of another language, French for example? I guess I could just look it up, but I thought I'd mention it here. Also, "ampersand" is a neat name, but who came up with it? &&&Et& I´ve heard the story g...
by EstLladon
Tue Nov 02, 2010 11:42 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Scott Pilgrim Vs The world (the movie or the comic)
Replies: 169
Views: 22144

Re: Scott Pilgrim Vs The world (the movie or the comic)

I think the movie was fantastic. The music was brilliant as well as the special effects. And I don't care what people's problems with Michael Cera are but I thought he did a great job. Super funny. Postby el_loco_avs » Tue Aug 10, 2010 8:29 am UTC Dammit i have to wait 5 weeks till it's released he...
by EstLladon
Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:59 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: My idea on why math is hard...
Replies: 28
Views: 3855

Re: My idea on why math is hard...

I think it is not math that is hard. Math, after all by definition is the simplest thing there is - we take most basic things and make them interact in the most basic ways. The hard part is to properly describe it with words. You see, words are good for what they were made for - i.e. communication b...
by EstLladon
Sat Oct 30, 2010 11:58 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Good sequels to movies?
Replies: 19
Views: 2335

Re: Good sequels to bad movies?

Though the question is about movies, I would like to note that Blackadder II is much better then Blackadder.
by EstLladon
Thu Aug 05, 2010 7:35 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Conception
Replies: 371
Views: 48403

Re: Inception

I was arguing about that with my bee eff the other night. If I can conceive of a conception, and deceive with deception, I can inceive an inception, too. Damn grammar. Yeah, that was my reasoning too. I'm a little annoyed that it's different. Also: receive a reception and perceive a perception. It ...
by EstLladon
Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:36 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Manufactoria - Make Turing Machines with Conveyor Belts
Replies: 350
Views: 118870

Re: Manufactoria - Make Turing Machines with Conveyor Belts

I think it is new record! Academics in 28 parts:

Spoiler:
?lvl=23&code=c13:13f0;g12:2f3;c13:5f3;c13:6f3;c13:7f3;c13:8f3;c13:9f3;c13:10f3;c13:11f3;c13:12f3;r9:2f2;g9:3f1;g9:5f3;b9:6f2;p10:2f7;q10:3f1;p10:4f4;q10:5f7;p10:6f5;b11:2f0;c11:3f2;i11:4f0;c11:5f1;r11:6f0;q12:3f3;y12:4f0;c13:3f3;c13:4f3;
by EstLladon
Tue Apr 27, 2010 12:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Drug Dogs and Old Backpacks
Replies: 39
Views: 5391

Re: Drug Dogs and Old Backpacks

I have a story about these dogs. My friend went to China with his old backpack previously used for hiking in mountains and that hadn't been washed for several years probably. So he is standing in Shanghai airport waiting for his baggage to be sniffed by dogs. And he sees how people before him are de...
by EstLladon
Thu Apr 15, 2010 8:45 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: The Great (INTERNATIONAL!) Seattle Meetup of 2010: June 12th
Replies: 164
Views: 29910

Re: The Great (INTERNATIONAL!) Seattle Meetup of 2010: June

:( that is sad, EstLladon. I take it you'd have to fly from Russia? Indeed. I actually did it for the big Meet-up of '07. That's how I got my title. For me to do this again... I don't know. Probably if after this meet-up there was an epic roadtrip of doom to official meetup in the neighbouring thre...
by EstLladon
Wed Apr 14, 2010 9:16 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Graph problem.
Replies: 5
Views: 1746

Re: Graph problem.

Briareos wrote:My guess is topological sort would do this, but I don't have a proof at the moment.

Topological sort is only doing number one. What I am looking for is in a sense optimal topological sort.
by EstLladon
Wed Apr 14, 2010 9:01 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: The Great (INTERNATIONAL!) Seattle Meetup of 2010: June 12th
Replies: 164
Views: 29910

Re: The Great (INTERNATIONAL!) Seattle Meetup of 2010: June

I want to go but I don't have lot's of money.
by EstLladon
Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:35 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Graph problem.
Replies: 5
Views: 1746

Graph problem.

You are given a DAG (Directed Acyclic Graph) with n vertices. The task is to find a mapping f of the vertices to numbers {1,..,n} in a way that following holds: 1) If (a;b) is an edge than f(a)<f(b) 2) The sum of f(b)-f(a) for all edges (a,b) is minimal. I wonder if there is an efficient way to do t...
by EstLladon
Mon Apr 12, 2010 5:53 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: PhD Woooooooooo
Replies: 23
Views: 3768

Re: PhD Woooooooooo

Congrats! I recently (December) became one too.
by EstLladon
Mon Apr 12, 2010 5:42 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Math in Moscow
Replies: 29
Views: 6726

Re: Math in Moscow

As the resident russian mathematician here I feel obliged to hi to this thread.

Hi!
by EstLladon
Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How Separate are your Online and Meatspace Identities?
Replies: 54
Views: 5225

Re: How Separate are your Online and Meatspace Identities?

I have all my business (and non-business) communications through usernamehere@popuralmailservicelotsofpeopleuse.com.
Never had any problems and never even was asked about it. I chose my nick well.
by EstLladon
Sat Apr 03, 2010 8:12 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Countable wizards.
Replies: 1
Views: 1355

Countable wizards.

So there is countable number of wizards held in prison. They are told that next morning they will be taken to a field, form a line and will be wearing black or white caps. As usual they will be able to see each other's cap's color but not the one they are wearing. Then they will be asked one by one ...
by EstLladon
Mon Mar 29, 2010 3:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Moscow Metro explosions
Replies: 12
Views: 1892

Re: Moscow Metro explosions

I actually woke up to the TV reporting it. So no three hour blackout. Seemed like normal speed of reaction to me.
by EstLladon
Mon Mar 29, 2010 8:27 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Moscow Metro explosions
Replies: 12
Views: 1892

Re: Moscow metro explosions

That was not a good news to wake up to on TV...
by EstLladon
Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:55 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Anagram of RANDALL MUNROE
Replies: 118
Views: 9719

Re: Anagram of RANDALL MUNROE

iVote - new app for choosing your future.
by EstLladon
Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:11 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Anagram of RANDALL MUNROE
Replies: 118
Views: 9719

Re: Anagram of RANDALL MUNROE

In the future when internet and TV will merge together everybody will use eTiVo to watch their favourite shows...

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