## Search found 254 matches

Sat Oct 27, 2007 8:33 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: A Game
Replies: 50
Views: 4348

### Re: A Game

You're going down, Mathmagic.
Fri Oct 26, 2007 3:18 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Replies: 8749
Views: 883448

### Re: Good News, Bad News

Bad news: there is no good news in this post.
Fri Oct 26, 2007 3:16 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Race to 1,000 posts
Replies: 59
Views: 6420

### Re: Race to 1,000 posts

But the sum of the prime factors of 15 is smaller than the sum of the prime factors of 14, even though it's a larger number, which makes it cooler.
Thu Oct 25, 2007 3:12 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Race to 1,000 posts
Replies: 59
Views: 6420

### Re: Race to 1,000 posts

I'm in the lead because I have a flamethrower, zeppelin-boy.
Thu Oct 25, 2007 3:11 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to 1 1000 times!
Replies: 1000
Views: 165920

### Re: Count to 1 1000 times!

Limit as x–>0 of sin(x)/x
Thu Oct 25, 2007 3:04 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Circles on a plane
Replies: 33
Views: 4415

### Re: Circles on a plane

EdgarJPublius wrote:can you not just
Spoiler:
use one arbitrarily large circle?

Er... I forgot to mention that all the circles are of the same, finite size.

And Govalent, have you a proof?
Wed Oct 24, 2007 11:44 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The throne game
Replies: 269
Views: 18937

### Re: The throne game

But since you have so little mass, and so do I, the Heisenberg uncertainty principle makes it uncertain whether you're on the throne, or I am. Let us now work under the assumption that I am.
Wed Oct 24, 2007 11:41 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Circles on a plane
Replies: 33
Views: 4415

### Circles on a plane

I have a plane that I want to cover with circles. Circles can overlap, but every point on the plane must be inside at least one circle. How do I achieve this with the smallest number of circles? That is to say, how can I do this with the least overlap between them? I have the suspicion that each cir...
Tue Oct 23, 2007 12:55 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Variant of the Telephone Game
Replies: 75
Views: 5760

### Re: Variant of the Telephone Game

I will do this whenever the next round starts.
Mon Oct 22, 2007 11:50 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Why Game
Replies: 72
Views: 7665

### Re: The Why Game

mathmagic wrote:No you may not.

Why?
Sun Oct 21, 2007 10:05 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: 7 circles in a triangle
Replies: 16
Views: 3366

### Re: 7 circles in a triangle

Ah. Thanks, Anton.

Could I see a proof from someone who can do math of why the length is what it is?
Sun Oct 21, 2007 8:54 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: 7 circles in a triangle
Replies: 16
Views: 3366

### Re: 7 circles in a triangle

So far, I've got this: The triangle can, at best, have an area equal to a triangle filled with millions of tiny circles, packed as closely as possible. The area of each circle is π, and there are 7 of them, so the area filled by circles must be 7π. A plane filled with circles packed as closely toget...
Sun Oct 21, 2007 3:10 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Mind's Separation from The Brain- Existence?
Replies: 47
Views: 5205

### Re: Mind's Separation from The Brain- Existence?

Personally, I consider the mind tantamount to software, where the brain is hardware. Of course, this means I think we can be downloaded, installed into sufficiently powerful traditional computers, and function in immortal cyber-bodies for all eternity (or until our hard drives crash). I actually wr...
Sun Oct 21, 2007 3:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2378637

### Re: POST HERE FIRST - INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

&salute;. I'm a high school student in California. My brother recommended XKCD to me, and then I clicked on the Forums button. I like... Actually, just read Generic Protoplasm's post. Everything he says applies to me also, except for the "spending hours on Wikipedia" part. That doesn't...