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by Kurushimi
Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:47 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Dear Universities,
Replies: 59
Views: 26874

Re: Dear Universities,

By lower classes, I was not referring to humans or socioeconmic status. I mean a less rigorous class, as in "lower standards". Which doogbro seems to have pegged as a Freudian slip. (Accurately, IMO.) I wouldn't call that a Freudian slip, that could be the common phrasing at his school. H...
by Kurushimi
Thu Sep 12, 2013 2:47 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: What should I study in graduate school?
Replies: 4
Views: 3846

What should I study in graduate school?

I'm entering my Junior year as a Math/ CS double major and I'm really uncertain of what I should study in graduate school. On the one hand I love learning about number theory and algebra and feel like researching that would be fun, but I fear that doing something so abstract with little impact on th...
by Kurushimi
Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:50 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Program to Plot a function given a file of x,y pairs
Replies: 8
Views: 1623

Re: Program to Plot a function given a file of x,y pairs

Alright, thank you for your help everyone. I went with GNU-Plot because it seemed the easiest, and it worked nicely.
by Kurushimi
Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:53 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Program to Plot a function given a file of x,y pairs
Replies: 8
Views: 1623

Re: Program to Plot a function given a file of x,y pairs

gorcee wrote:Excel?


I don't have Microsoft Office on my computer, so I can't use that.
by Kurushimi
Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:28 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Program to Plot a function given a file of x,y pairs
Replies: 8
Views: 1623

Program to Plot a function given a file of x,y pairs

I'm looking for a program that can take a file with a simple format of x,y value pairs (or something that can be easily derived from (x,y) value pairs), and then either plots all the points or, if possible, draws straight lines between neighboring points, creating a function graph. Does anyone know ...
by Kurushimi
Sun Sep 18, 2011 2:36 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Things you remember watching but can't remember the name of
Replies: 756
Views: 255827

Re: Things you remember watching but can't remember the name

This is simple.
Who is this guy? 4Chan doesn't do hotlinking. NEVER hotlink from 4chan. Ever. -ST

I remember he's from something awesome. Can't remember what.
by Kurushimi
Sun Sep 11, 2011 4:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0949: "File Transfer"
Replies: 194
Views: 76068

Re: 0949: "File Transfer"

I think if I was in that situation I would've just compressed the file with WinRAR, and, if need be, split it into a few RAR files and e-mailed them one at a time.

Maybe not the best way, but it's easier than driving.
by Kurushimi
Wed Aug 31, 2011 1:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0945: "I'm Sorry"
Replies: 120
Views: 26351

Re: 945: "I'm Sorry"

I like this comic. I think it's quite obvious that the phrase "I'm sorry" can have multiple meanings. One expressing guilt, one expressing sympathy and another meaning worthless (like, "what a sorry-looking man") . If you feel guilty about what you did, you will say sorry. If you...
by Kurushimi
Sat Aug 27, 2011 3:39 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: 3 letters in a word
Replies: 1795
Views: 260366

Re: 3 letters in a word

accusation

alh
by Kurushimi
Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Randall can see the future
Replies: 4
Views: 1329

Randall can see the future

Just as predicted.

I found it really interesting that this actually happened. I was actually a little skeptical about whether or not it would work that way.
by Kurushimi
Fri Aug 19, 2011 2:23 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: The nth root of a number modulo a prime
Replies: 12
Views: 8914

The nth root of a number modulo a prime

You have a number g and you want to find it's ath root modulo a prime p. That is to say you want to find a number x such that, xa = g (mod p).

Is this possible to do efficiently? If so, how exactly would you go about doing that?
by Kurushimi
Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Are you Major-ist?
Replies: 303
Views: 29902

Re: Are you Major-ist?

I've noticed more elitism the further towards the 'math side' of things a major is. The math majors and physics majors I've interacted with tend to be very stubborn and view the world in a binary. They are right, and everyone else is wrong. It's been pretty annoying doing a couple collaborations wi...
by Kurushimi
Mon Jul 11, 2011 4:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I Shouldn't Have To Say This
Replies: 2609
Views: 362132

Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

ISHTST: "There", "Their" and "They're" are not all the same word with the same meaning but just different spellings to make things complicated. I find this is just the worst in speech. I'm constantly stopping myself mid-sentence to explain which homonym I mean. If I ju...
by Kurushimi
Wed Jun 29, 2011 3:54 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Sequence of Primes modulo N
Replies: 13
Views: 1872

Re: Sequence of Primes modulo N

With 3 it appears I get 2,0, and then a repeating sequence of 1,2 (at least, as far as I've checked) mod(first 10 primes ,3)={2,0,2,1,2,1,2,1,2,2} I think you should check more primes. As for mod,2 the sequence will be 0,1,1,... as you said. Any other zeros in that sequence would mean that a prime>...
by Kurushimi
Wed Jun 29, 2011 1:13 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Sequence of Primes modulo N
Replies: 13
Views: 1872

Sequence of Primes modulo N

This is just a random question I had. If I were to write the sequence of primes modulo some integer N, would I eventually get a repeating pattern. For example, modulo 2, I'd get 0 for 2, and then just a repeating sequence of 1's. With 3 it appears I get 2,0, and then a repeating sequence of 1,2 (at ...
by Kurushimi
Tue Jun 28, 2011 3:37 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: My DSL Box randomly stops internet connection
Replies: 3
Views: 801

Re: My DSL Box randomly stops internet connection

yewbie wrote:Are you using qwest by chance? if so thats normal for qwest service unfortunately.

Actually, I'm using Century Link. But if it happens for one company, it's not unimaginable it'll happen for another.
by Kurushimi
Tue Jun 28, 2011 6:46 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: My DSL Box randomly stops internet connection
Replies: 3
Views: 801

My DSL Box randomly stops internet connection

My DSL box (by DSL box, I'm referring to the thing I plug the DSL cable into. I think the official term might be "modem") is doing this thing where it randomly decides it cannot connect to the internet for a bit. This isn't a huge problem. In fact, it's only happened twice in the past few ...
by Kurushimi
Mon Jun 27, 2011 1:01 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Florida people
Replies: 231
Views: 53073

Re: Florida people

Yeah, I live in Lehigh which is really close to Fort Myers.
by Kurushimi
Sun Jun 26, 2011 6:26 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Things you remember watching but can't remember the name of
Replies: 756
Views: 255827

Re: Things you remember watching but can't remember the name

There's this movie I watched a bit of recently. There was this guy with a really overactive imagination. He talked to himself a whole lot (but I guess that was just so the audience would know what he was thinking). He was complaining about how his wife called to check up on him late at night, even t...
by Kurushimi
Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:33 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Your Schedule
Replies: 655
Views: 156204

Re: Your Schedule

APPM 1350 - Calc 1 for Engineers PHYS 1110 - General Physics 1 (Calc bases) CSCI 2270 - Data Structures Calculus is a corequisite for physics, but I've heard that it's really hard if you haven't taken calculus before. Calculus is a prerequisite for data structures, but somehow I still got into the ...
by Kurushimi
Fri Jun 17, 2011 1:16 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Gifted Education
Replies: 157
Views: 34505

Re: Gifted Education

http://www.education.com/magazine/artic ... ts/?page=2

Just an article I was reading about American education. It talks about tracking under point 5.
by Kurushimi
Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:41 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Area enclosed in a simple closed curve
Replies: 5
Views: 1391

Re: Area enclosed in a simple closed curve

Oh, wait, x(t) refers to the length of the entire rectangle, not just the right section?
by Kurushimi
Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:38 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Area enclosed in a simple closed curve
Replies: 5
Views: 1391

Re: Area enclosed in a simple closed curve

It comes from the divergence theorem (or Green's theorem, or Stokes' theorem). Have you seen any vector calculus? It's possible to get an intuitive understanding as well. Take a look at the attached diagram. Note how the rectangles on the left side have negative area, canceling out the portions of ...
by Kurushimi
Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:02 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Area enclosed in a simple closed curve
Replies: 5
Views: 1391

Area enclosed in a simple closed curve

I was reading the book "Euler's Fabulous Formula", and the one part where the writer pointed out that the formula for the area of a closed curve defined parametrically for 0 <= t <= 2*pi (that is, the curve comes back to the starting point at t = 2pi) \int_0^{2\pi}x\frac{dy}{dt}dt Maybe I'...
by Kurushimi
Wed Jun 15, 2011 7:51 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Your Schedule
Replies: 655
Views: 156204

Re: Your Schedule

APPM 1350 - Calc 1 for Engineers PHYS 1110 - General Physics 1 (Calc bases) CSCI 2270 - Data Structures Calculus is a corequisite for physics, but I've heard that it's really hard if you haven't taken calculus before. Calculus is a prerequisite for data structures, but somehow I still got into the ...
by Kurushimi
Sun Jun 12, 2011 11:56 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: PhD in hand
Replies: 43
Views: 5439

Re: PhD in hand

Oh, awesome. But wouldn't you have preferred a blackbelt instead?
by Kurushimi
Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:04 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: This geometry seems fishy...
Replies: 12
Views: 2015

Re: This geometry seems fishy...

In many 3D modeling systems, "faces" often means "triangles". So a rectangle would actually be 2 faces, and those "N"'s would be even more, depending how they were made. As a fun math follow-up, though, I can tell you that no matter how it was done, there were exactly ...
by Kurushimi
Sat Jun 11, 2011 7:32 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: This geometry seems fishy...
Replies: 12
Views: 2015

Re: This geometry seems fishy...

In many 3D modeling systems, "faces" often means "triangles". So a rectangle would actually be 2 faces, and those "N"'s would be even more, depending how they were made. As a fun math follow-up, though, I can tell you that no matter how it was done, there were exactly ...
by Kurushimi
Fri Jun 10, 2011 7:31 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: So, I've obtained $200 for college
Replies: 26
Views: 4784

Re: So, I've obtained $200 for college

Thanks for all the helpful suggestions guys. Also, I forgot to mention that I have full ride scholarship so things like books, and room and board will all already be taken care of. Leaving me quite a bit more freedom. : )
by Kurushimi
Thu Jun 09, 2011 5:02 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: So, I've obtained $200 for college
Replies: 26
Views: 4784

So, I've obtained $200 for college

What should I spend it on? What items do you think a new college student needs most? Even if it's not essential, what things do you just find particularly awesome that you'd buy?
by Kurushimi
Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:31 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: 10 Letters
Replies: 21
Views: 5473

Re: 10 Letters

That's all fine and well, but what secretary would do it randomly, as opposed to looking at the contents of the letter and the name and address on the envelope to determine the correct pairings; or, bare minimum eliminate a few from the random phase :p I'd expect hir to get sacked for this #notthep...
by Kurushimi
Mon Jun 06, 2011 1:42 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Whine about your smarts
Replies: 161
Views: 17983

Re: Whine about your smarts

even if you do describe your reasons for hating math and try to make a conversation out of it, it's never nice to hear about how someone hates something you like, especially when you probably already suspect that most people hold math in contempt (though part of that could be the influence of my hi...
by Kurushimi
Mon Jun 06, 2011 1:37 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Math is a language, not a science?
Replies: 87
Views: 22665

Re: Math is a language, not a science?

That doesn't in anyway contradict what I said. Proofs in ZFC + Axiom X are meaningless. I can prove the moon is made of cheese in ZFC + Axiom X. Proofs in ZFC are not meaningless. If the opposite of a given "true" statement can also be "proven", in what sense is any statement me...
by Kurushimi
Sun Jun 05, 2011 2:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread
Replies: 1141
Views: 183649

Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread?

The last villain in Dragonball Z was called Buu. He was created by a magician named Babidi, who was the son of Bibidi.
Put them together and what do you get?
by Kurushimi
Sun Jun 05, 2011 8:54 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Guess The Next Poster
Replies: 23488
Views: 1601661

Re: Guess The Next Poster

No.
VoiceDotter.
by Kurushimi
Sun Jun 05, 2011 8:31 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Math is a language, not a science?
Replies: 87
Views: 22665

Re: Math is a language, not a science?

Things are explained using naive set theory because it's intuitive. These things can also be proven with a consistent set theory. But if we can't prove it with a consistent theory it is meaningless. Saying "if you avoid contradiction you can still get useful results" is ludicrous because ...
by Kurushimi
Sat Jun 04, 2011 6:08 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Math is a language, not a science?
Replies: 87
Views: 22665

Re: Math is a language, not a science?

My $0.02: I find myself siding with Token and Nachomancer. I don't think inconsistent systems are necessarily useless, and I have some doubts as to whether "doing mathematics" is synonymous with "doing stuff that can be easily translated into a formal system". All the mathematic...
by Kurushimi
Sat Jun 04, 2011 9:11 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Math is a language, not a science?
Replies: 87
Views: 22665

Re: Math is a language, not a science?

That still doesn't make sense. Your axioms being inconsistent will make them useless. Whether or not I can reach a contradiction in less than n steps doesn't matter. The contradiction exists, and that's all that matters. What you're describing seems to be like saying "It all makes sense as lon...
by Kurushimi
Sat Jun 04, 2011 8:08 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Math is a language, not a science?
Replies: 87
Views: 22665

Re: Math is a language, not a science?

This is relevant. If the system is no longer consistent, your axioms must contain a contradiction and so any derived statement is ultimately meaningless as the opposite could also be "proven". It may be interesting to note that two axioms are contradictory, but other than that, nothing wi...

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