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by geoth
Tue Jan 25, 2011 7:15 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: cycling
Replies: 199
Views: 126780

Re: cycling

I am planning on biking from Washington State to Washington D.C. this summer for Habitat for Humanity. I've never biked more than 20 miles at once, although in high school I would bike 10 miles to cross country practice and I would bike back afterwards. What amount of training should I have. They re...
by geoth
Sun Jan 16, 2011 3:07 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: You can save one book from a fire...
Replies: 45
Views: 8169

Re: You can save one book from a fire...

Magnificent Minimalist wrote:I'd save the Oxford English Dictionary; a world without proper spelling is no world for me.


If people were burning all the books in the world, I doubt these people would care for spelling or writing.
by geoth
Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:34 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: You can save one book from a fire...
Replies: 45
Views: 8169

Re: You can save one book from a fire...

It's a fucking fire. I run like hell. ... Can we just accept it's a magical fire that can't be put out, only affects books and nothing else, and will burn all the books in the world except the one you specifically choose to save? Is that so far removed from reality for you people?! (Seriously thoug...
by geoth
Sun Jan 09, 2011 6:06 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: You can save one book from a fire...
Replies: 45
Views: 8169

Re: You can save one book from a fire...

I didn't know that, that's very lucky, but just makes me think of all the classics we must have lost through accidents and such. Hmm.


What would we be reading if the Library of Alexandria wasn't destroyed?
by geoth
Sun Jan 09, 2011 2:28 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: You can save one book from a fire...
Replies: 45
Views: 8169

You can save one book from a fire...

So you can save one book from a apocalypse fire that is consuming all the books in the world. You have time to save one book, which is it? (As a side note in my english class in high school the teacher mentioned that Beowulf was saved from a burning library.) I would probably save the Grapes of Wrat...
by geoth
Sun Jan 09, 2011 1:51 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Computers for Grad school
Replies: 10
Views: 1796

Re: Computers for Grad school

I presume you mean applied math. I don't really want to go into applied math, although to be honest I haven't really seen any math, other than econometrics, that has applied to econ. I'm probably going to do one or the other, I haven't decided yet. Odds are you’ll be using software similar to what ...
by geoth
Sun Jan 09, 2011 12:51 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Computers for Grad school
Replies: 10
Views: 1796

Computers for Grad school

I may be going to grad school for econ or math, and if I were to go what sort of computer should I invest in (hardware)? How much would I use my personal computer to run programs and simulations as opposed to lab computers? Is it preferable to use a personal computer as opposed to a school? What wer...
by geoth
Sat Dec 11, 2010 7:59 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Useless Math
Replies: 60
Views: 7825

Re: Useless Math

Non-Euclidean geometry was developed before the applications were known. Gauss, Lobachevsky and Bolyai were concerned with creating a consistent geometry by rejecting the 5th postulate.
by geoth
Sat Dec 11, 2010 7:44 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Cantor Diagonalization Formula
Replies: 11
Views: 2166

Cantor Diagonalization Formula

My math professor mentioned that there is a formula for finding a specific element on a Cantor Diagonalization e.g. for NxN maping onto the Naturals 1 2 3 4... 1 1 2 6 10 .... 2 3 5 9.... 3 4 8... 4 7... 5 . 6 . . . There is also another way of mapping the NxN onto the Naturals, but not with a conti...

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