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by Air Gear
Sat Nov 11, 2006 2:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0179: "E to the Pi times I"
Replies: 161
Views: 54658

I spent a whole night a few weeks ago imploding my head courtesy of the axiom of choice (which was briefly mentioned in my measure theory course as "pathological" by the lecturer) and the various consequences that follow, this being my favourite. Huh, so Banach and Tarski used it as a rea...
by Air Gear
Fri Nov 10, 2006 6:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I'm so nerdy that I ...
Replies: 1377
Views: 203538

Uh, wouldn't "a school which requires its teachers to have knowledge of their subject" automatically disqualify basically 90+% of the high schools out there? I would have to concur. Though my highschool was pretty good about this (typical upper-middle class WASPy suburb), there were still...
by Air Gear
Wed Nov 08, 2006 8:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I'm so nerdy that I ...
Replies: 1377
Views: 203538

oh and i confused my maths teacher with the 0.9999=1 argument brilliant You must not attend a very prestigious school. Or... one that requires its teachers to have any knowledge of what they teach... Also, .9999!=1, .99...=1 Uh, wouldn't "a school which requires its teachers to have knowledge ...
by Air Gear
Wed Nov 08, 2006 4:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0179: "E to the Pi times I"
Replies: 161
Views: 54658

considering the time spent researching and posting being < 7 seconds, >.> Wiki any better ? Though the first (as the only one that matters to me) has better examples than other things I've seen, doing whatever relatively well will require bouncing off of somebody else's mind a bit and having a few ...
by Air Gear
Wed Nov 08, 2006 4:15 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Best Kitten
Replies: 2
Views: 2072

Eh, I'd say with the status of Western civilization at the moment, this is a step up.
by Air Gear
Wed Nov 08, 2006 4:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Jetpack, guys.
Replies: 12
Views: 4263

I used to play that game! Of course, certain levels just killed me, so usually I'd do Random or, better yet, THE LEVEL EDITOR.

Oh, yes, the level editor...I had one level that had a chance of crashing the game but it was fun either way...well, among about 20.
by Air Gear
Tue Nov 07, 2006 10:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0180: "Canada"
Replies: 143
Views: 44534

I'm thinking Canada over Australia, honestly...I mean, when things get really stressful and I'm ready to scream, I don't ever think, "I'm gonna run away to the outback." It's always, "I'm gonna run away to the Yukon." Don't know why, but it is...even though both win in their own ...
by Air Gear
Tue Nov 07, 2006 10:20 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I'm so nerdy that I ...
Replies: 1377
Views: 203538

Anyway, I realised earlier that I am the nerdiest of all Sometimes when I'm making out with a girl, Pfft stfu, all of you should know by now that nerdiness is fashionable. Ahahaha, only to a point and only in certain ways. What those ways are, what the limit is, all of that...would take awhile to f...
by Air Gear
Tue Nov 07, 2006 1:19 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Deal or no deal
Replies: 80
Views: 17518

I honestly don't understand how people can watch it. Possibly to watch people make stupid decisions and laugh at them = P Yeah. I have no idea what I would spend £1 million on. :? Maybe it's an American thing or maybe you're joking, but...the highest top prize on a game show I've heard of here was...
by Air Gear
Tue Nov 07, 2006 1:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0174: "That's What SHE Said"
Replies: 140
Views: 68175

I can't believe we missed this. #27921 +(157)- [X] <Kiko> I love you guys <@mjau> we love you too kiko <@mjau> dude, kiko... isnt that a type of soy sauce <@mjau> KIKOMAN <@mjau> hehehe <@mjau> salty yet delicious <Kiko> Thats what SHE said <Kiko> :) Wow, I need to start going through the quotes in...
by Air Gear
Tue Nov 07, 2006 1:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0180: "Canada"
Replies: 143
Views: 44534

Bags of milk...well, guess it's no worse than regular plastic bottles of milk, what with all the weird crap from the plastic leaching into the beverage itself.

Damn it, we need more glass bottles in the world.
by Air Gear
Tue Nov 07, 2006 1:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: When I Was Your Age...
Replies: 93
Views: 17994

But even if streaming would be possible, there would be the issue of owning. Certainly i would prefer having a movie on my hard drive, legally or illegally than having to go to some site and view it. And yeah that Bill gates quote is a bit out of context, yes certainly these thoughts are not new, I...
by Air Gear
Mon Nov 06, 2006 8:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0179: "E to the Pi times I"
Replies: 161
Views: 54658

I wish I had learned this back when I first learned calculus. It makes integrals involving trig functions so much easier. As sort of an education theorist, I keep going back to things like that...it's like so much of calculus would be easier, more sensible, and so on if we did some stuff from the v...
by Air Gear
Mon Nov 06, 2006 1:39 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: When I Was Your Age...
Replies: 93
Views: 17994

Aside from the matter; HD quality movies are already being streamed to the masses. Take for example the QuickTime website; movie trailers are coming out constantly that download faster than you can watch them. It's all a matter of server space and how much you're willing to pay for cinematic qualit...
by Air Gear
Mon Nov 06, 2006 1:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0179: "E to the Pi times I"
Replies: 161
Views: 54658

I wish I had learned this back when I first learned calculus. It makes integrals involving trig functions so much easier. As sort of an education theorist, I keep going back to things like that...it's like so much of calculus would be easier, more sensible, and so on if we did some stuff from the v...
by Air Gear
Sun Nov 05, 2006 8:03 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRODUCTIONS THREAD
Replies: 3985
Views: 689436

But what I would really like to do in life is become the first ever rock-star bass-clarinettist. Or contra-alto clarinettist. Either way. Let me say that you sound pretty awesome with that bit already, though it probably doesn't mean much (except a warning) coming from somebody on the xkcd message ...
by Air Gear
Sat Nov 04, 2006 1:58 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: adlib comics
Replies: 33
Views: 11404

That is actually REALLY good both in art and humor.
by Air Gear
Sat Nov 04, 2006 1:51 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I'm so nerdy that I ...
Replies: 1377
Views: 203538

Not as complicated, but just as fun Infinity bottles of beer on the wall, Infinity bottles of beer! Take one down, pass it around, Infinity minus one bottles of beer on the wall! And so on, and so on... Wouldn't it be easier to have as the last two lines, "take one down, pass it around/infinit...
by Air Gear
Thu Nov 02, 2006 1:23 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: NaNoWriMo! Are you in? Or out?
Replies: 45
Views: 11687

This whole thing needs a generalized form...after all, the novel isn't MY thing nor is it a lot of other people's. Some people need to declare holidays like these for doing other sorts of creative activities...music, theater, video games...since hey, people have those ideas in mind, too.
by Air Gear
Wed Nov 01, 2006 12:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: 0.999...=1 on wikipedia
Replies: 33
Views: 19276

...the worst math joke ever. I'm not so sure, check out the Nerdy jokes thread on this forum. And the paper I linked from it. It has many many contenders for that coveted title. I dunno. The ones on that paper weren't quite as bad; I REALLY like the puns along the lines of "Zorn's lemon",...
by Air Gear
Tue Oct 31, 2006 9:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Global warming
Replies: 82
Views: 24792

Or, solve the problem of obsetity at the same time. Make everyone run on treadmills for at least 30mins a day....easy :D Yeah, attach certain appliances to little exercise bikes! I know that the "$100 laptops" that were going to get manufactured for third-world nations had a hand crank so...
by Air Gear
Tue Oct 31, 2006 9:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hypotheticals that will never happen.
Replies: 52
Views: 14519

shine_and_shing wrote:Feign being broken? That's ridiculous. They're starting to use more and more intense chemicals in interrogation. Give anyone lots of LSD then days of loads of depressants and... you've chemically broken them.


Question: how does that work?
by Air Gear
Tue Oct 31, 2006 9:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Dvorak
Replies: 69
Views: 21473

This thread has inspired me to retry something I'd been meaning to do for a while, which is turn my capslock into a backspace. I know some people like to make it "Control", because in some keyboards that key was a Control key, but it's Backspace that sends my hands flying, not Control. Yo...
by Air Gear
Tue Oct 31, 2006 7:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: 0.999...=1 on wikipedia
Replies: 33
Views: 19276

Since a math-related thread has recently been posted in and I don't feel like making this a new thread, I'll post something totally off-topic here... ...the worst math joke ever. Yup, somebody today, in my analysis class, made the worst math joke ever and now you will hear it. Basically, my prof bro...
by Air Gear
Mon Oct 30, 2006 3:03 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Dvorak
Replies: 69
Views: 21473

I type decently fast with Qwerty, I don't need to go faster so I'm fine with qwerty. Who says anything about "need"? I'm definitely in the triple digits for qwerty...probably around 150 wpm...technically, I don't NEED to go any faster. However, 200+ would be nice...hell, anyone going for ...
by Air Gear
Mon Oct 30, 2006 2:14 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: The Infinite Vuvuzela Paradox
Replies: 59
Views: 23254

Or if we don't like mathematical constructs, perhaps we can just settle for the coastline paradox. But we do like mathematical constructs :-) We only like CERTAIN mathematical constructs. For example, fuck the Vitali set. In fact, fuck everything that only has a nonconstructive form which requires ...
by Air Gear
Mon Oct 30, 2006 2:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Dvorak
Replies: 69
Views: 21473

I'd LOVE to switch to Dvorak. I know that, if I do, my typing will end up far faster than it is now. The only problem is the obvious one, that being that I'll lose all the speed I already HAVE. It'd be great if I'd learned that from the BEGINNING, but this way...come on, I'll lose the "1" ...
by Air Gear
Mon Oct 30, 2006 11:42 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Tractor? I hardly know 'er! [SOLUTION]
Replies: 36
Views: 11057

2) The guy was in a horrible farm accident off of the island; he and his tractor blew up. He respawned on the island. Hahahahahahaha nice. 5) sv_gravity 25 BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA reminds me of my days of h4xx0ring Quake 2. Quake 1 >> Quake 2. Sorry. The railgun is broken in Quake 2 and the rocket launcher...
by Air Gear
Mon Oct 30, 2006 11:37 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: The Infinite Vuvuzela Paradox
Replies: 59
Views: 23254

It seems like sort of a moot point to me. We want surface area of a rotated shape, well that's the integral of arc length. So we're finding the arc length of a function that exists for all x not equal to zero on the interval [1,infinity). Hell, the function y=x would give you the exact same problem...
by Air Gear
Sun Oct 29, 2006 4:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I'm so nerdy that I ...
Replies: 1377
Views: 203538

First, is an 11 good or bad? Is it out of 100? I have no idea. (Yes, I know I could have looked this up myself, but I am trying to be more social ... on the internet?) It depends on how you're counting it. It's out of 120, but as said, depending on the year, the median score is usually low single-d...
by Air Gear
Sat Oct 28, 2006 4:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I'm so nerdy that I ...
Replies: 1377
Views: 203538

Ok, I'm gonna say how geeky I am in a way that's probably not appropriate, but hey... You know the Putnam exam for math? Well, if you don't, it's a really hardcore competition exam. Out of 120 points, the median score is usually low single-digit. Some of the previous years: http://www.unl.edu/amc/a-...
by Air Gear
Sat Oct 28, 2006 4:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Perfect Murder
Replies: 130
Views: 26043

As far as my perfect murder idea, I've always thought it would be best just to hack them up with an axe, drag their corpse out to the woods, bury it, and when the police arrive... just stonewall. Wouldn't it be best to just get them deep into the woods BEFORE death? I mean, do the chopping later wh...
by Air Gear
Sat Oct 28, 2006 11:41 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I've never before seen so potent an explanation of copyright
Replies: 30
Views: 8164

I survived to 1:10. Hell, I lasted longer on N... ...though anyone who actually watched "Don't Copy That Floppy" would deserve to be pointed to this new meme in the making, I'm not going to be that cruel. By new meme, I assume you're talking as if it was still '98? No, I'm saying there's ...
by Air Gear
Sat Oct 28, 2006 10:15 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: The Infinite Vuvuzela Paradox
Replies: 59
Views: 23254

People seem to keep missing one thing...

This curve goes from 1 to infinity, not 0 to infinity. It works.
by Air Gear
Sat Oct 28, 2006 10:14 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Time!
Replies: 34
Views: 9967

I'm going to interpret the first post differently...instead of time actually stopping, I'll just take one person experiencing a "tick" of time, whatever that means to the person at the moment (taking it as a purely subjective unit; something along the lines of "the smallest conscious...
by Air Gear
Sat Oct 28, 2006 10:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I've never before seen so potent an explanation of copyright
Replies: 30
Views: 8164

I survived to 1:10. Hell, I lasted longer on N...

...though anyone who actually watched "Don't Copy That Floppy" would deserve to be pointed to this new meme in the making, I'm not going to be that cruel.
by Air Gear
Fri Oct 27, 2006 1:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hypotheticals that will never happen.
Replies: 52
Views: 14519

Haha, with the hypotheticals...whenenver people talk about "your life or x lives", I always ask something like...how are those people going to be chosen? Randomly? Among a certain subset? If it's about specific people, well, hey, whether I answer or not depends on who, since those question...
by Air Gear
Fri Oct 27, 2006 1:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0171: "String Theory"
Replies: 89
Views: 39361

...but the fact that string theory's following is almost cultist in its devotion to that one possibility and so far there's nothing to test that can result in more than parameters being altered...that's something else entirely. Aye, amen! I am one who believes in your right to have beliefs of your ...
by Air Gear
Fri Oct 27, 2006 9:00 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Armadillo Run!
Replies: 33
Views: 11170

That was bloody annoying. I saw someone mention using the rope and tried to place it right all afternoon. Wow, so my "2-3 minutes" must have been dumb luck to the highest degree. My best theory for how it still worked basically consists of an effect small enough to cause under a pixel of ...
by Air Gear
Fri Oct 27, 2006 8:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0171: "String Theory"
Replies: 89
Views: 39361

Having not checked the individual comic threads forum in awhile, it never occured to me that this could STILL be going... ...but basically, to reply to some previous thoughts...I personally have no problems with how many dimensions a theory has, but the fact that string theory's following is almost ...

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