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by aetherealize
Fri Mar 27, 2009 7:33 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: RuPaul's Drag Race
Replies: 2
Views: 704

Re: RuPaul's Drag Race

When I first heard the title, my interest was piqued. Then I realized my first instinct was wrong, and it wasn't a bunch of drag queens in a cross-country drag race, ala Cannonball Run, my interest disapated, like a bad fart in the wind. There's this amazing browser called Mozilla Firefox that come...
by aetherealize
Sat Mar 07, 2009 7:05 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Proof that the sqrt of 2 is irrational?
Replies: 28
Views: 3601

Re: Proof that the sqrt of 2 is irrational?

I'm not necessarily concerned with whether that argument can be generalized to the division algorithm, but more precisely whether or not the division algorithm is necessarily true in order for that argument to be valid. If it isn't necessary, then I think you can show the irrationality of 2  withou...
by aetherealize
Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:37 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Proof that the sqrt of 2 is irrational?
Replies: 28
Views: 3601

Re: Proof that the sqrt of 2 is irrational?

Suppose that positive integers may be neither even nor odd, and let m be the smallest such integer (Well-Ordering Axiom). Call it m. Then m - 1 must be either even or odd. If m-1 is even, then it can be expressed as 2k, k some positive integer. Then m - 1 = 2k, so m = 2k + 1, and m is odd by defini...
by aetherealize
Fri Mar 06, 2009 8:39 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Sum and Product Man
Replies: 27
Views: 15799

Re: Sum and Product Man

I need to change it; I should have said less than OR equal to 54, or less than 55. The first statement made by Product also means the prime factorization of the product can't have a prime factor over 50. If it did, the two numbers would have been immediately deduced. Since Sum knew product coul...
by aetherealize
Fri Mar 06, 2009 8:18 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Proof that the sqrt of 2 is irrational?
Replies: 28
Views: 3601

Re: Proof that the sqrt of 2 is irrational?

aetherealize wrote: The Fundamental Theorem of Arithmetic gives us both existence and uniqueness of prime factorizations. Euclid's Lemma (or a corollary) is necessary to show that prime factorizations are unique. However, Euclid's Lemma is NOT necessary to show existence. This is true for the integ...
by aetherealize
Fri Mar 06, 2009 7:37 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Proof that the sqrt of 2 is irrational?
Replies: 28
Views: 3601

Re: Proof that the sqrt of 2 is irrational?

Let m be odd. Then m may be written as 2k+1, where k is some positive integer. This statement requires the division algorithm, which immediately implies FTA. The statement does not require the division algorithm. It merely requires the definition of "odd" in the integers. And a proof that...
by aetherealize
Fri Mar 06, 2009 7:03 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Analytical Cooking... What do you think?
Replies: 30
Views: 5819

Re: Analytical Cooking... What do you think?

I try to use this analytical cooking concept, to one degree or another, in all of my cooking. Of course, depending on how gung ho you are, you'll need some gear. I find my thermometer and scale to be valuable tools in the kitchen. My first analytical experience: My friend got me some gourmet coffee....
by aetherealize
Fri Mar 06, 2009 6:50 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Xkcd Cookbook (with an unfinished index in the OP)
Replies: 685
Views: 256229

Mawmaw's Banana Bread

1 1/2 cups sugar 1 stick Oleo 2 eggs, beaten 4 T buttermilk 1 cup crushed bananas 1 cup nuts, chopped 1 1/2 cups self-rising flour 1 t baking soda 1 t vanilla Cream sugar and Oleo. Add beaten eggs and vanilla, then buttermilk. When everything is creamed together, add dry ingredients. Mix well, then ...
by aetherealize
Fri Mar 06, 2009 6:46 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: RuPaul's Drag Race
Replies: 2
Views: 704

RuPaul's Drag Race

So, I rarely watch TV, and LOGO would not be my first channel. Plus, I don't really go for most reality shows. But, I LOVE this one. I find it hilarious and entertaining. So what do you think? We're down to just a few contestants now. I don't know about you guys, but I totally thought Rebecca should...
by aetherealize
Fri Mar 06, 2009 6:34 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Proof that the sqrt of 2 is irrational?
Replies: 28
Views: 3601

Re: Proof that the sqrt of 2 is irrational?

Let m be odd. Then m may be written as 2k+1, where k is some positive integer. This statement requires the division algorithm, which immediately implies FTA. The statement does not require the division algorithm. It merely requires the definition of "odd" in the integers. Also, Euclid's L...
by aetherealize
Fri Mar 06, 2009 3:07 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Sum and Product Man
Replies: 27
Views: 15799

Re: Sum and Product Man

I know this is an old post, but I thought I would mention that this is a rather famous problem. Also, Dijkstra famously published a solution that he supposedly did in his head. Anyone that sees this and ends up with many many cases to check, there is a way to severely limit everything. Slight spoile...
by aetherealize
Fri Mar 06, 2009 2:58 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Proof that the sqrt of 2 is irrational?
Replies: 28
Views: 3601

Re: Proof that the sqrt of 2 is irrational?

You do not need the Fundamental Theorem of Arithmetic for this proof. The statement "If m^2 is even, then m is even." does not require that. Proof: I will demonstrate the logically equivalent contrapositive "If m is odd, then m^2 is odd." Let m be odd. Then m may be written as 2k...
by aetherealize
Fri Mar 06, 2009 12:57 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3144961

Re: Woman Thread - Holds 5% more blue liquid than other brands!

Are you a girl, Castaway? Huh. Well, that explains a lot. Has anyone noticed that if you spend enough time around another girl, your periods start coming at around the same time? Always happens to me. There have been studies on this. The landmark paper is "Menstrual synchrony and suppression&q...
by aetherealize
Fri Mar 06, 2009 12:48 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Proper place to modify volume
Replies: 9
Views: 981

Re: Proper place to modify volume

This all makes a lot of sense. I was already kind of doing like mrbraggins, where my system volume is at about 80% constant. But now I have some good reasons for doing this. Thanks!
by aetherealize
Thu Mar 05, 2009 7:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Proper place to modify volume
Replies: 9
Views: 981

Proper place to modify volume

I don't think this belongs in Help Desk... Where should you modify the volume on your computer? For example, right now I have application volume control, OS volume control, and volume control for my speakers. If I want things to be louder or softer, where should I go and why? I'm not interested in p...

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