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by SheepEffect
Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1110:"Click and Drag"
Replies: 595
Views: 674403

Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

For those who want a quick solution, I managed to make browsing much easier with a couple CSS tweaks. You'll have to be acquainted with your browser's developer console. #comic disable "overflow: hidden;" For the image that's the first child of the above div, set "display: none;"...
by SheepEffect
Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:08 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Dot product question (because of odd notation)
Replies: 12
Views: 3490

Re: Dot product question (because of odd notation)

You can multiple a scalar by a matrix of arbitrary size. You can only multiply a matrix by a matrix of compatible dimension. If I'm not mistaken, I believe you could do it with a shuttle and a Thunderhead lance. But yeah, even in 1x1 form, operations for matrices are significantly different than th...
by SheepEffect
Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:52 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Equivalent set conventions (basic)
Replies: 12
Views: 2869

Re: Equivalent set conventions (basic)

Thanks for the responses, everyone! [These] are, by that unorthodox definition of partitions, distinct members of the collection that are not pairwise disjoint. By that you mean the unorthodox definition my professor implied, right? And I take it you're also implying that the overlapping sets in you...
by SheepEffect
Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:19 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Equivalent set conventions (basic)
Replies: 12
Views: 2869

Equivalent set conventions (basic)

So my class just reviewed the basics of set theory. One question was A = {1,2,3,4,5} B = { {1,2}, {3,4,5}, {2,1} } Is B a partition of A? My answer was yes, but the professor said the answer is no. I pointed out that B is equivalent to { {1,2}, {3,4,5} }, which is a partition of A; he didn't really ...
by SheepEffect
Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0968: "Everything"
Replies: 100
Views: 34617

Re: 0968: "Everything"

Yeah, I agree that this comic is a genuine romantic sentiment. I took it to mean, "I'm not head over heels in love with you: I have an even better reason to be with you." I imagine the author prefers his reason because it's more objective, whereas the other reason is just an emotional reac...
by SheepEffect
Mon Oct 24, 2011 11:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0968: "Everything"
Replies: 100
Views: 34617

Re: 0968: "Everything"

Thanks, I think I've gotten the answer I was looking for. It certainly sounds like you were starting to go for something deeper. You don't say how that ended, though, which makes it tricky to respond! Yeah, I was kind of avoiding that so that people wouldn't blindly dismiss what I was saying. It nev...
by SheepEffect
Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0968: "Everything"
Replies: 100
Views: 34617

Re: 0968: "Everything"

And that's what love is. It's a biologically grounded commitment to someone else's welfare , demonstrated with social signals that we (most of us) are instinctively primed to detect (and to test). Thank you for your detailed response, Mental Mouse. So, would you say that love isn't something you fe...
by SheepEffect
Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0968: "Everything"
Replies: 100
Views: 34617

Re: 0968: "Everything"

I'm curious about what Randall meant by this comic. Is he commenting on the nature of love? Is the love in this comic generally the better kind? If so, I'd like to know why he feels that way, because there could be a valuable life lesson I have yet to learn. I have felt the feelings described in the...

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