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by Marbas
Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:08 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Planned Parenthood Concerned About Suspicious Visits
Replies: 81
Views: 12231

Re: Planned Parenthood Concerned About Suspicious Visits

"Roughly half of those abortions are performed on unborn girls. That's the real war on women."


I am...so confused right now. How are you this bad at math?
by Marbas
Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:14 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Complex analysis homework help
Replies: 8
Views: 1816

Re: Complex analysis homework help

So I have solved the second problem, the trick was simply using the cauchy-reimann equations to break my one expression with two derivatives on each side into two expressions with one derivative on each side.

The first problem still escapes me ):
by Marbas
Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:21 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Complex analysis homework help
Replies: 8
Views: 1816

Re: Complex analysis homework help

Alright, so peoples, I am stuck on two complex analysis problems. They are driving me up the wall, and they are as follows: Is there a sequence of polynomials Pn such that for each z ∈ C, limn→∞ Pn(z) = sign(Im z)? Here sign(x) is 1 if x > 0, is −1 if x < 0, and is 0 if x = ...
by Marbas
Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:30 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Complex analysis homework help
Replies: 8
Views: 1816

Re: Complex analysis homework help

incidentally the question for #2 as stated is a bit confusing, i'm guessing you meant the last line to say "either f or f^2 is holomorphic." Sorry! Shoot! It should f or the complex conjugate of f. For the second problem I'm having difficulty with your notation, i'm guessing that f^2 is f...
by Marbas
Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:06 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Complex analysis homework help
Replies: 8
Views: 1816

Complex analysis homework help

Alright, so peoples, I am stuck on two complex analysis problems. They are driving me up the wall, and they are as follows: Is there a sequence of polynomials Pn such that for each z ∈ C, limn→∞ Pn(z) = sign(Im z)? Here sign(x) is 1 if x > 0, is −1 if x < 0, and is 0 if x = 0...
by Marbas
Thu Feb 09, 2012 1:30 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sugar is going to murder everything forever
Replies: 114
Views: 12854

Re: Sugar is going to murder everything forever

. . . he asserts condescendingly. Funny! Kind of like interjecting a condescending lecture into a conversation to which you have nothing of substance to contribute? No! That's the exact same stupid crap that lets people say "YOU NEED TO BE TOLERANT OF MY INTOLERANCE." Repeatedly throwing ...
by Marbas
Thu Feb 09, 2012 1:02 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sugar is going to murder everything forever
Replies: 114
Views: 12854

Re: Sugar is going to murder everything forever

However, no one's said that. I'm glad to see you backing away from your slippery slope fallacy. Pretending you never made the argument, however is silly. Actually, the fact that we already regulate some ingredients indicates that this isn't a slippery slope argument. Again you seem to be struggling...
by Marbas
Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:54 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sugar is going to murder everything forever
Replies: 114
Views: 12854

Sugar is going to murder everything forever

I am...not impressed

Science journalism, ladies and gentlemen!
by Marbas
Sat Dec 17, 2011 11:59 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: How difficult is Discrete Mathematics?
Replies: 23
Views: 13554

Re: How difficult is Discrete Mathematics?

doogly wrote:This was controversial when Kronecker was talking about a watered down version. By now it is just ridiculous.


I like how his philosophy basically throws out topology as a legitimate branch of mathematics.
by Marbas
Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:31 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Help Marbas become a better geometer!
Replies: 3
Views: 885

Re: Help Marbas become a better geometer!

Dunno about the geometry stuff, but AT is fun times. Anyways, a 1 skeleton is just a graph. It's got some vertices, and then some edges between them. The vertices are a discrete space, so if you're drawing a picture of them in like the plane or something, they should all be drawn at least some dist...
by Marbas
Wed Dec 07, 2011 2:14 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Help Marbas become a better geometer!
Replies: 3
Views: 885

Help Marbas become a better geometer!

So, I've realized I make a lot of threads. And they're often about simple questions on geometry and topology. So, I was wondering if it would be best if I just made my own thread where I just posted questions instead of cluttering up the subforum? Anyways, if that's the case, this will be it. I've a...
by Marbas
Thu Nov 24, 2011 11:24 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Analysis HW, compactness and uniform continuity.
Replies: 9
Views: 2755

Re: Analysis HW, compactness and uniform continuity.

OHMYGOODNESSTHISISWHATINEED That is not a word. Acronym probably. Well, if you'll notice, there are twenty-seven letters in OHMYGOODNESSTHISISWHATINEED That is one more than the number of letters in the alphabet There is only one pope The pope is a christian Christians go to church Churches are bui...
by Marbas
Mon Nov 21, 2011 6:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: SOPA talk, yo.
Replies: 620
Views: 85594

Re: SOPA talk, yo.

Senator Wyden is threatening to filibuster SOPA.
by Marbas
Mon Nov 21, 2011 5:38 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Questions about Manifolds
Replies: 15
Views: 1658

Re: Questions about Manifolds

Aaaaaaaaaaaaand done. I think. Thanks a lot guys, you have been very helpful. The proof sketched by my steps 1-3 (which is the one suggested by the hint given in the problem) already shows that the complement of a quasilinear path is dense-open. After working through the proof, this does in fact bec...
by Marbas
Mon Nov 21, 2011 5:27 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Questions about Manifolds
Replies: 15
Views: 1658

Re: Questions about Manifolds

z4lis wrote:
Marbas wrote:I have not, actually. Although I don't know how I'd start doing that.


It might not even work. It's just where I'd probably start heading if I was given the problem. Not put much thought into it.


Ahh.

I wonder what happens if I subtract S_i from every V_i. I think that should work.
by Marbas
Mon Nov 21, 2011 5:11 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Questions about Manifolds
Replies: 15
Views: 1658

Re: Questions about Manifolds

z4lis wrote:Just read about half of this thread and without putting too much thought into it... have you tried showing something slightly stronger, such as given a quasilinear path, there is some neighborhood that the path never enters?


I have not, actually. Although I don't know how I'd start doing that.
by Marbas
Mon Nov 21, 2011 4:54 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Questions about Manifolds
Replies: 15
Views: 1658

Re: Questions about Manifolds

No, that part is true (since hi-1 is one-to-one). But (U1 - f1) U U2 may not be the same as (U1 U U2) - f1. The former is what you get when you take W1 U U2, and the latter is Y - f1, which is what you want. Oooh. That is a problem then. I can't seem to find a way to somehow join up all the homeomo...
by Marbas
Mon Nov 21, 2011 3:03 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Questions about Manifolds
Replies: 15
Views: 1658

Re: Questions about Manifolds

Very much my bad. I think that statement was actually supposed to be W_i is dense and open in U_i. Thus Union of all U_j s.t j != i, union with W_i is dense and open in Y. This is true, but you don't want this, because you want this intersection of the sets for each i to give you Y - range(f), whic...
by Marbas
Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:51 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Questions about Manifolds
Replies: 15
Views: 1658

Re: Questions about Manifolds

Then, letting Y be the union of all U_i's, h_i^-1(V_i-S_i) := W_i is dense and open in U_i, and thus is dense and open in Y. The bolded statement is false. Draw some pictures! Imagine M= R 2 , and f is actually piecewise linear (so certainly piecewise quasi-linear) with two linear pieces, f 1 and f...
by Marbas
Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:02 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Questions about Manifolds
Replies: 15
Views: 1658

Re: Questions about Manifolds

How are you proving it doesn't work if the path is quasi-linear? Can you prove that if f is quasi-linear, then the complement of f([a,b]) is dense-open? The hint seems to be suggesting the following strategy: It was mostly my roommate's idea, it was some goofy thing that showed that M must then be ...
by Marbas
Sun Nov 20, 2011 10:37 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Questions about Manifolds
Replies: 15
Views: 1658

Questions about Manifolds

So, I'm working on Topology again! Oh boy! I feel bad about vanishing from the last thread I posted. I made a ladyfriend and she ate all my time. Anyways, me and a friend are stuck on this problem: (It is homework, do not give the answer outright, please) Definition. Let M be an m-manifold. i) A quas...
by Marbas
Tue Nov 08, 2011 3:46 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Nested Closed Sets
Replies: 4
Views: 821

Nested Closed Sets

So, I'm having a topology test this Wednesday, and I'm going over the sample questions: Let X be a compact space and suppose we are given a nested sequence of subsets C1 ⊃ C2 ⊃ · · · with all Ci closed. Let U be an open set containing ∩Ci . Prove that there is an i0 with Ci0 ⊂ U I'm having a difficu...
by Marbas
Thu Oct 20, 2011 7:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90053
Views: 8177019

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

I have decided that people complaining about other people complaining is infinitely more annoying than whining can ever be.
by Marbas
Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:48 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: League of Legends
Replies: 4402
Views: 607368

Re: League of Legends

Regarding double mid. I have used that tactic a few times and it worked quite well , if they don't adapt their mid hero has a severe problem Whenever people try to run double mid on us, we either send a strong 2v1 mid, or just send two strong laners mid and do some swaps. Then we make fun of them i...
by Marbas
Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:14 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Super humans
Replies: 18
Views: 2125

Re: Super humans

I come from the understanding that with belief comes possibility,



This is incorrect. I'm sorry, but the world is nowhere near that nice.
by Marbas
Mon Oct 10, 2011 5:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13405
Views: 1546881

Re: Today I Learned

Tomlidich wrote:
SexyTalon wrote:Stop interrupting my shower and I'll stop clawing you in the eye. It's a simple lesson.


i uhh..... what?


Oh my god. I am keeping you.
by Marbas
Mon Oct 10, 2011 9:16 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thinking Fallacy
Replies: 29
Views: 5043

Re: Thinking Fallacy

1. They State, " Since you do not believe in A you are closed minded. Therefore everything you say has been nullified/refuted. So I am not going to discuss it." I take it they say this basically because they think you are automatically wrong since you disagree. Even if you have evidence t...
by Marbas
Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:23 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: League of Legends
Replies: 4402
Views: 607368

Re: League of Legends

team is spamming all chat to constantly complain about how their teammates suck. At that point I just want it to be fucking over.


I think the worst is when one of the All-Chat spammers is also one of the people who stubbornly refuse to surrender. It is mind-boggling.
by Marbas
Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:04 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: League of Legends
Replies: 4402
Views: 607368

Re: League of Legends

3 Towers is nothing. 3 towers is 450 global gold and a ton of lost map control. It's actually pretty bad. Towers are very very important. And FTR, I've won dozens of games where we've been down 10-20 kills + towers. The only loss I hate is one that comes at the hand of a surrender. That makes the g...
by Marbas
Thu Oct 06, 2011 4:04 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: League of Legends
Replies: 4402
Views: 607368

Re: League of Legends

Basically I'm just trying to say that if you can't beat "noobs", you won't be able to beat good players. Even if you have to dumb down your own game to beat noobs. I used to be a poker pro and this was basically what all the low stakes grinders said- "man, how can John call a 30$ riv...
by Marbas
Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:14 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: League of Legends
Replies: 4402
Views: 607368

Re: League of Legends

Really, it's not always that. You can win key teamfights by pulling off good strategies coming back from 4-16. Only if they also pull of exceptionally bad ones. Like not warding appropriately and letting you force fights at Baron. Or other very silly things. Even still, even if that were the only k...
by Marbas
Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:21 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: League of Legends
Replies: 4402
Views: 607368

Re: League of Legends

Goldstein wrote:But I still don't know what I'm looking at when I see your forum avatar, Marbas.


Behold!
by Marbas
Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:05 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: League of Legends
Replies: 4402
Views: 607368

Re: League of Legends

Seriously? 4-16 and 3 towers down? That's so still easily winnable that i'm not sure if you're trying to build a strawman. I've won tons of games like that, so I'm sorry if you think it's not winnable, but really, I've done it, so it is Let me put it this way, I have lost less than twenty times wit...
by Marbas
Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:53 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: League of Legends
Replies: 4402
Views: 607368

Re: League of Legends

For reasons others have pointed out as well as my own, I completely disagree with that statement. Not only do teams learn how to play better, but chars are effective at different stages of the game. Snowballers keep getting better, assassins usually dull over time.. etc. Everyone seems to have igno...
by Marbas
Wed Oct 05, 2011 6:01 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: League of Legends
Replies: 4402
Views: 607368

Re: League of Legends

Every time ppl want to surrender, I say, "how about learning how to play the game instead of running away?" Actually, not surrendering when you should promotes bad play. In effect, it causes you to start relying on your opponents making mistakes. I find far too often that people who don't...
by Marbas
Wed Oct 05, 2011 6:57 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Why men are in trouble (CNN Op-Ed)
Replies: 195
Views: 19564

Re: Why men are in trouble (CNN Op-Ed)

Okay, I know this is veering off topic, but why the shit is the internet brimming with My Little Ponies all of a sudden? One more pony, and I eat Iulus. I don't need to know where he is. I have a fork and determination I will eat the world if I have to. There will be nothing left but dust and cauli...
by Marbas
Tue Oct 04, 2011 12:25 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Should we make students memorize the quadratic formula?
Replies: 61
Views: 8388

Re: Should we make students memorize the quadratic formula?

I realize that this, like some other things, is partly an aesthetic judgment, but to me, "FOIL" does a very BAD job of capturing the "essence" of what we do when we distribute. In my opinion, we should stress: "you have to multiply every term in the first brackets times eve...
by Marbas
Tue Sep 20, 2011 11:18 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: A simple Differential Geometry problem
Replies: 11
Views: 1977

Re: A simple Differential Geometry problem

Aiiiieeeee! K-frames are weird! How on earth do I get/what are the open sets in F(k,n), of the collection of K-frames in R^n?
by Marbas
Wed Sep 14, 2011 6:10 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: A simple Differential Geometry problem
Replies: 11
Views: 1977

Re: A simple Differential Geometry problem

So, it turns out I answered my own question in the OP. It is possible to use the chain rule to show that DF(x) is nonsingular. Then you simply use the fact that it is impossible to have a nonsingular matrix from R^n to R^m when m<n. Z4lis: Uhh...nothing yet. D: Ah, so not that far into it just yet....
by Marbas
Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:35 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: A simple Differential Geometry problem
Replies: 11
Views: 1977

Re: A simple Differential Geometry problem

So, it turns out I answered my own question in the OP. It is possible to use the chain rule to show that DF(x) is nonsingular. Then you simply use the fact that it is impossible to have a nonsingular matrix from R^n to R^m when m<n. Z4lis: Uhh...nothing yet. D: My first Diffe Geo course. Yakk: Yeah,...

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