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by vector
Sat Aug 27, 2011 12:00 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Good and serious book (or books) on human sexuality
Replies: 8
Views: 4722

Re: Good and serious book (or books) on human sexuality

There's Foucault's History of Human Sexuality, which is in the same vein as Gender Trouble. If you enjoy that, I have a whole lot more stuff in that vein.
by vector
Thu Aug 11, 2011 6:48 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Are you Major-ist?
Replies: 303
Views: 29905

Re: Are you Major-ist?

I am a woman doing rhetoric and pure mathematics. As such, I tend to get a. a lot of shit from people who don't know better and only know about one of those majors b. plenty of respect, which is cool. I'm okay with anyone as long as they don't run around bashing stuff. Well, okay, I'm also not as fo...
by vector
Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:43 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Math Books
Replies: 378
Views: 249094

Re: Math Books

greengiant wrote:Can't say I've personally read it, but Music of the Primes by Marcus Du Sautoy sounds like it would fit the bill.


I've read it, and yeah, it would be absolutely perfect.
by vector
Thu Mar 17, 2011 12:44 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Math Books
Replies: 378
Views: 249094

Re: Math Books

To be honest, looking at those problems makes me think that you aren't quite understanding how they work--that is, by applying principles you should understand from other problems in new ways. Try going through the process you'd use for the "usual" version on those problems, and see what h...
by vector
Sun Jan 02, 2011 12:16 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Math Books
Replies: 378
Views: 249094

Re: Math Books

Yeah, the professor in question is kind of... weird... and Bourbaki's works have a certain impenetrability I've stumbled into before (albeit briefly). I can't understand anything they write without writing it out myself, along with copious sidenotes and explanations of where they're going with each ...
by vector
Sun Jan 02, 2011 2:21 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Math Books
Replies: 378
Views: 249094

Re: Math Books

GyRo567 wrote:I think you might be panicking prematurely, especially with the background you already have.


I think I agree with you. Studying has calmed me down significantly.

Anyway, thanks for this.
by vector
Sat Dec 25, 2010 7:42 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Linear and other operators
Replies: 2
Views: 478

Re: Linear and other operators

I was thinking recently about how if you have an operator that satisfies the condition f(a*x + b*y) = a*f(x) + b*f(y) then we know f is linear operator. What if we had the fact that f(a*x + b*y) = f(ax)*f(by) = f(x)^a * f(y)^b? Is this enough to conclude the f is exponential? And what other types o...
by vector
Sat Dec 25, 2010 6:07 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Math Books
Replies: 378
Views: 249094

Re: Math Books

I'm asking for opinions on Cartan's Elementary Theory of Analytic Functions of One or Several Complex Variables and what books one thinks one should read in preparation for its study. Unfortunately, my introductory complex analysis course will be using it as a text next semester, so I'm desperately ...
by vector
Thu Dec 23, 2010 7:50 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Re: Lostia - Game Over - Various people win.
Replies: 688
Views: 56261

Re: Lostia - Day 1 - A blown hatch, and a new freighter

Good point on that post. I thought it was a bit weird too, at the time, but I didn't quite see why... guess it's time to do a reread on his posts.
by vector
Wed Dec 22, 2010 3:32 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Re: Lostia - Game Over - Various people win.
Replies: 688
Views: 56261

Re: Lostia - Day 1 - A blown hatch, and a new freighter

Math, 10+ hours a day, working on 16-18 but I don't have enough self-loathing yet.

Yup. Home for the holidays, which is why I had time to drop in for this little note.
by vector
Wed Dec 15, 2010 11:59 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Re: Lostia - Game Over - Various people win.
Replies: 688
Views: 56261

Re: Lostia - Day 1 - A blown hatch, and a new freighter

VectorZero wrote:Perhaps griffin and vector can stop pressing for town or not-anti-town claims and look towards getting scum.


All in due time. I actually have no idea who's playing this game at this point, so I need to go back and take some notes on what I've figured out thus far.

Later, dudes.
by vector
Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:42 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Re: Lostia - Game Over - Various people win.
Replies: 688
Views: 56261

Re: Lostia - Day 1 - A blown hatch, and a new freighter

Also also (Bah, triple-post): I'm pretty sure I'll be able to get on a computer every 3-4 days, so I'm not requesting a replacement at this point. Things have calmed down a lot vis-a-vis various crisisy things.

Sorry for whipping you guys around like that.
by vector
Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:37 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 31879
Views: 2193873

Re: DISCUSSION THREAD/Gojoe canNEVER be trusted

The problem with signing up in the game thread is that players may not notice your game thread at all, and if the mod fails to get enough players there is an embarrassing stub of a thread that will never go away. Also, I really do not like having the start of my game threads cluttered up with a bun...
by vector
Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:32 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Re: Lostia - Game Over - Various people win.
Replies: 688
Views: 56261

Re: Lostia - Day 1 - A blown hatch, and a new freighter

Never mind. I did a reread and I'm fairly certain of your alignment.

So, who do you think is scum?
by vector
Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:26 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Re: Lostia - Game Over - Various people win.
Replies: 688
Views: 56261

Re: Lostia - Day 1 - A blown hatch, and a new freighter

jayhsu wrote:I deny that I am chopperfolk. Though I have a feeling you will remain unconvinced regardless.


Well, at least you were quick about it, instead of being shocked. Slightly less suspicious.
by vector
Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:23 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Re: Lostia - Game Over - Various people win.
Replies: 688
Views: 56261

Re: Lostia - Day 1 - A blown hatch, and a new freighter

jayhsu wrote:To be clear, Vector, I was responding to this:


And to be clear, you didn't deny my suggestion. That, in combination with your strong defense of the chopperfolk, inclines me to believe that you are one of them.
by vector
Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:07 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Re: Lostia - Game Over - Various people win.
Replies: 688
Views: 56261

Re: Lostia - Day 1 - A blown hatch, and a new freighter

The problem is, if we lynch one of the chopperfolk, and they aren't in fact scum, the scum will know that and kill the other. Obviously there's room for trickery and twists (certainly not ALL the chopperfolk were good guys, e.g. Keamy)), but I would feel safe with the assumption that most are pro-t...
by vector
Wed Dec 15, 2010 3:01 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Re: Lostia - Game Over - Various people win.
Replies: 688
Views: 56261

Re: Lostia - Day 1 - A blown hatch, and a new freighter

Not absolutely blatant, but you folks do appear to be awfully clever about such insinuations.... Oh, huh. I wouldn't personally take that as enough--I've played a few games where the "traditionally good" side was scum, and the "traditionally bad" side was the town. Interesting o...
by vector
Wed Dec 15, 2010 2:34 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Re: Lostia - Game Over - Various people win.
Replies: 688
Views: 56261

Re: Lostia - Day 1 - A blown hatch, and a new freighter

Survivors are specifically called the Town faction in their role PM. (Or at least I was in mine) is not an argument. The PM to the Others could be similar, the mod does not need to tell us if there are actually other Town Factions. Well, actually, I don't kow, is it possible to have two town factio...
by vector
Tue Dec 14, 2010 5:57 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Re: Lostia - Game Over - Various people win.
Replies: 688
Views: 56261

Re: Lostia - Day 1 - A blown hatch, and a new freighter

ameretrifle wrote:The possibility of a loooooooooooove triangle had crossed my mind... however, I am too flavorblind for that to edify me much...


Google searches, my friend. Google searches are great.
by vector
Tue Dec 14, 2010 5:41 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Re: Lostia - Game Over - Various people win.
Replies: 688
Views: 56261

Re: Lostia - Day 1 - A blown hatch, and a new freighter

ameretrifle wrote:Square? Triangle? Quadrilateral? Octagon? Heptagon? Hexagon? Pentagon? Nonagon? Dodecahedron?

(okay the last one is 3D)


We are in a work of fiction.

Query1: what is fiction about?
Query2: and how might geometry apply to the usual subjects of fiction?
by vector
Tue Dec 14, 2010 5:15 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Re: Lostia - Game Over - Various people win.
Replies: 688
Views: 56261

Re: Lostia - Day 1 - A blown hatch, and a new freighter

So, my mentor - I assume you'll be taking a break from this game as well soon enough. In that case, I hope your replacement is a lot easier to read because the gods know you're one of the few people I never can. (Do we do replacements here, or what?) Yeah, I requested a replacement. I may not actua...
by vector
Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:29 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Re: Lostia - Game Over - Various people win.
Replies: 688
Views: 56261

Re: Lostia - Day 1 - A blown hatch, and a new freighter

I am going to have to ask for a replacement in this, as I just discovered I will have absolutely no net connection--at home or in my beloved math building--for the next month and a half. I'm really sorry for this, but a two-hour daily walk to play mafia + no ability to get into the library I usually...
by vector
Mon Dec 13, 2010 5:30 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Re: Lostia - Game Over - Various people win.
Replies: 688
Views: 56261

Re: Lostia - Day 1 - A blown hatch, and a new freighter

I'll, uh... Just watch a while. ... Seriously, dude, I'm currently struggling to consider you anything but flaming scum. If you can't engage with the main problem, then start analyzing some other posts. I am disappointed. Also: If you're here but not posting, Solifuge, I'm going to eat you with a f...
by vector
Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:28 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Re: Lostia - Game Over - Various people win.
Replies: 688
Views: 56261

Re: Lostia - Day 1 - A blown hatch, and a new freighter

Moving today, and no internet access until Monday. See you guys later.
by vector
Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:03 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20908
Views: 2670585

Re: Postify your facerity

Aaeriele wrote:So-so news media photos of me make me feel like posting a not-as-so-so photo of me. So here it is.


D'aww, you're super-cute. Nice glasses, too... reminds me that I need to invest in some smaller ones.
by vector
Fri Dec 10, 2010 11:26 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Re: Lostia - Game Over - Various people win.
Replies: 688
Views: 56261

Re: Lostia - Day 1 - A blown hatch, and a new freighter

VectorZero wrote:Your overconfidence is your weakness.


Who are you addressing?
by vector
Fri Dec 10, 2010 10:46 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Re: Lostia - Game Over - Various people win.
Replies: 688
Views: 56261

Re: Lostia - Day 1 - A blown hatch, and a new freighter

I think you may have made things slightly too obvious with your post-discovery posts, however.

Ah, well. It's a good start.
by vector
Fri Dec 10, 2010 10:40 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Re: Lostia - Game Over - Various people win.
Replies: 688
Views: 56261

Re: Lostia - Day 1 - A blown hatch, and a new freighter

Griffin wrote:Vector, do you know how I picked the two of them out?


Weiyaoli and Madama Marzipan? Yes. I'm quite impressed.
by vector
Fri Dec 10, 2010 8:18 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Re: Lostia - Game Over - Various people win.
Replies: 688
Views: 56261

Re: Lostia - Day 1 - A blown hatch, and a new freighter

Your hat does indeed seem red. Maybe next time you ask that question, you should change your avatar to one without a hat? =P I am such an ENORMOUS fucktard. Sorry, I'm used to all my avatars being food... I'd forgotten I have Rorschach on a cow over here. Unvote . I need to do a reread. Aww, and he...
by vector
Fri Dec 10, 2010 6:19 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Re: Lostia - Game Over - Various people win.
Replies: 688
Views: 56261

Re: Lostia - Day 1 - A blown hatch, and a new freighter

Griffin wrote:You might want to send him a message on bay12 if he doesn't check the forums here often, actually.


I'm giving him a couple days because he's in the middle of Finals Hell, but after that I'll go bug 'im.
by vector
Fri Dec 10, 2010 2:03 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Re: Lostia - Game Over - Various people win.
Replies: 688
Views: 56261

Re: Lostia - Day 1 - A blown hatch, and a new freighter

The Bay12 faction is Vector, Ottofar, Solifuge, and Griffin. I've played with all of the above, extensively.

Sidenote: where in the heck are you, Solifuge?
by vector
Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:50 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Re: Lostia - Game Over - Various people win.
Replies: 688
Views: 56261

Re: Lostia - Day 1 - A blown hatch, and a new freighter

Eh? I mean I'm all for not voting for me, but I don't see how Ottogar was indicating a scum alignment at all. Maybe I am just really really rusty? Too much waffle-words/closed-mouthedness, and red is associated with fear or danger. It's the classic "what color comes to mind" question. &qu...
by vector
Thu Dec 09, 2010 7:22 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic
Replies: 661
Views: 240484

Re: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic

Dunno if you've looked it up, but interestingly enough the story of Delial is real. Well worth a read.
by vector
Thu Dec 09, 2010 7:12 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Reactions to your Major
Replies: 344
Views: 55620

Re: Reactions to your Major

Interestingly enough, I've observed a difference between community colleges and university, when I say that I'm a math major (took a brief break from school). University: "Oh, you must be so smart! I've never been very good at math. I wonder how you do it." Community college: "Wow! Wh...
by vector
Thu Dec 09, 2010 7:01 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Re: Lostia - Game Over - Various people win.
Replies: 688
Views: 56261

Re: Lostia - Day 1 - A blown hatch, and a new freighter

Ottofar wrote:
vector wrote:Ottofar, what color is my hat?


Red, it seems.

vector wrote:Now... Solifuge and Ottofar, how are you going to play differently here than you usually do back home?


We'll see.


Vote Ottofar.

Scumbucket. I didn't think anyone I'd taught could be so obvious, but there you are.
by vector
Thu Dec 09, 2010 3:39 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Re: Lostia - Game Over - Various people win.
Replies: 688
Views: 56261

Re: Lostia - Day 1 - A blown hatch, and a new freighter

Dark Loink wrote:This is a really strange topic we're on, for d1. No flavor knowledge? Say who you'd want as scum buddies! Absolutly no wine involved! :wink:


As long as I can get the people with no flavor knowledge to come say hi and talk a little instead of just fading off into the ether, I'm happy.
by vector
Thu Dec 09, 2010 3:20 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Re: Lostia - Game Over - Various people win.
Replies: 688
Views: 56261

Re: Lostia - Day 1 - A blown hatch, and a new freighter

Fortunately I am not faced with this problem, what with being a vanilla townee and all ;) May I ask why you are emphasizing this statement so heavily? If you had to pick... let's say two scumbuddies, who would you want on your team and why? Wow. I lol'd Interesting contribution. Is Madama Marzipan ...
by vector
Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:48 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Re: Lostia - Game Over - Various people win.
Replies: 688
Views: 56261

Re: Lostia - Day 1 - A blown hatch, and a new freighter

Hey vector, if you could have any superpower, what would it be? ;) To be honest, I actually find my life pretty satisfying, so there's no particular superpower I'd see myself going for. If I had to have one, though, I think that having a "Sherlock scan" would be pretty awesome. You know--...
by vector
Wed Dec 08, 2010 4:34 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Re: Lostia - Game Over - Various people win.
Replies: 688
Views: 56261

Re: Lostia - Day 1 - A blown hatch, and a new freighter

Also, what do you guys think the chances of there being a cult are? Given the generalized lack of important Others, and Ben's personality/relative importance to the show, and also the part of the show we're in, and also the number of players we have... I'm guessing the freighter folks are the scum,...

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