"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?

- Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:08 am UTC
- Forum: News & Articles
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"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?

- Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:14 am UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Complex analysis homework help
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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 ):

The first problem still escapes me ):

- Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:21 pm UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Complex analysis homework help
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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 = ...

- Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:30 am UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
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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...

- Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:06 am UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Complex analysis homework help
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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...

- Thu Feb 09, 2012 1:30 am UTC
- Forum: News & Articles
- Topic: Sugar is going to murder everything forever
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. . . 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 ...

- Thu Feb 09, 2012 1:02 am UTC
- Forum: News & Articles
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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...

- Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:54 am UTC
- Forum: News & Articles
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- Sat Dec 17, 2011 11:59 pm UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: How difficult is Discrete Mathematics?
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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.

- Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:31 am UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Help Marbas become a better geometer!
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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...

- Wed Dec 07, 2011 2:14 am UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Help Marbas become a better geometer!
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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...

- Thu Nov 24, 2011 11:24 pm UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Analysis HW, compactness and uniform continuity.
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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...

- Mon Nov 21, 2011 6:59 pm UTC
- Forum: News & Articles
- Topic: SOPA talk, yo.
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Senator Wyden is threatening to filibuster SOPA.

- Mon Nov 21, 2011 5:38 pm UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Questions about Manifolds
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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...

- Mon Nov 21, 2011 5:27 am UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
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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.

- Mon Nov 21, 2011 5:11 am UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
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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.

- Mon Nov 21, 2011 4:54 am UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Questions about Manifolds
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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...

- Mon Nov 21, 2011 3:03 am UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
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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...

- Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:51 am UTC
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- Topic: Questions about Manifolds
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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...

- Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:02 am UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Questions about Manifolds
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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 ...

- Sun Nov 20, 2011 10:37 pm UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Questions about Manifolds
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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...

- Tue Nov 08, 2011 3:46 am UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Nested Closed Sets
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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...

- Thu Oct 20, 2011 7:58 am UTC
- Forum: General
- Topic: Thoughts for ships
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I have decided that people complaining about other people complaining is infinitely more annoying than whining can ever be.

- Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:48 pm UTC
- Forum: Gaming
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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...

- Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:14 am UTC
- Forum: Science
- Topic: Super humans
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I come from the understanding that with belief comes possibility,

This is incorrect. I'm sorry, but the world is nowhere near that nice.

- Mon Oct 10, 2011 5:34 pm UTC
- Forum: General
- Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
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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.

- Mon Oct 10, 2011 9:16 am UTC
- Forum: General
- Topic: Thinking Fallacy
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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...

- Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:23 pm UTC
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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.

- Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:04 pm UTC
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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...

- Thu Oct 06, 2011 4:04 am UTC
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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...

- Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:14 am UTC
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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...

- Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:21 pm UTC
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- Topic: League of Legends
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Goldstein wrote:But I still don't know what I'm looking at when I see your forum avatar, Marbas.

Behold!

- Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:05 pm UTC
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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...

- Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:53 pm UTC
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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...

- Wed Oct 05, 2011 6:01 pm UTC
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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...

- Wed Oct 05, 2011 6:57 am UTC
- Forum: News & Articles
- Topic: Why men are in trouble (CNN Op-Ed)
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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...

- Tue Oct 04, 2011 12:25 am UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Should we make students memorize the quadratic formula?
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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...

- Tue Sep 20, 2011 11:18 pm UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: A simple Differential Geometry problem
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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?

- Wed Sep 14, 2011 6:10 am UTC
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- Topic: A simple Differential Geometry problem
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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....

- Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:35 pm UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: A simple Differential Geometry problem
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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,...