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by faldion
Wed May 15, 2013 2:09 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: triples (x,y,z) with particular properties
Replies: 11
Views: 4610

Re: triples (x,y,z) with particular properties

If x ≠ y, we can do the following: x^4 = y + z y^4 = x + z Subtract the lower equation from the upper one to get x^4 - y^4 = y - x. x^4 - y^4 = y - x (x^2 + y^2)(x^2 - y^2) = y - x (x^2 + y^2)(x - y)(x + y) = -(x - y), divide by (x - y) to get (x^2 + y^2)(x + y) = -1 (x^2 + y^2) is positive for real...
by faldion
Tue Dec 25, 2012 4:58 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: How can I tell if this is really magnesium citrate?
Replies: 7
Views: 3938

Re: How can I tell if this is really magnesium cirtate?

Keep in mind also, that any vitamin or such that you're buying to consume, probably isn't purely that substance, there's probably some chalky filler or binding agent or such to make up the bulk of it. Looking up that brand, it says it's 100% pure powder, but looking at the supplement facts, it says...
by faldion
Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:14 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 364037

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy Some people in Finland just tasted a 170 year old beer. It was salvaged from a ship wreck, but still "tasted like beer". Well that's interesting; I suppose the question is did it taste more stale than lets say, a Stella? Being F...
by faldion
Mon May 03, 2010 12:13 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9440
Views: 1518782

Re: Minecraft

Anyone want to put together a level 3+ Menger Sponge? I've been able to toss up a level 2 rather quickly. Inspired by this, I built a level 3 Menger sponge last night with a couple of other guys. It's very tedious to craft the 27x27x27 base sponge in the beginning - a level 1 sponge (which we start...
by faldion
Fri Apr 09, 2010 6:46 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Calculus Derivatives Question
Replies: 5
Views: 777

Re: Calculus Derivatives Question

You're right and your professor has made a mistake somewhere, I believe. I just went through it myself and also got 2(x-8)/(x+1)^4. WolframAlpha agrees.
by faldion
Tue Aug 18, 2009 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Another Minesweeper puzzle
Replies: 20
Views: 4606

Another Minesweeper puzzle

Is it possible to have a level of any size where every square is either a mine or the number 1? How about 2? Or any one from 1-8? The solution is, of course, trivial for numbers 5-8, as shown in the spoiler below, but it gets more difficult for the others. #'s are mines. Only 8's, grid size ...
by faldion
Tue Mar 31, 2009 2:36 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: An algebra question
Replies: 10
Views: 1519

Re: An algebra question

Starting here: t^2-4t-t+4 you could then rearrange the terms like this: t^2-t-4t+4 (t^2-t)-(4t-4) From there you can go to t(t-1)-4(t-1) (t-1)(t-4) Once you spend some time with quadratic equations, basic factorizations such as this one will become sec...
by faldion
Sun Mar 01, 2009 1:38 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Modern "Prog-Rock"?
Replies: 129
Views: 10884

Re: Modern "Prog-Rock"?

I'm a huge fan of Beardfish and strongly recommend them. Especially Sleeping in Traffic: Part Two is a stellar album, easily the best stuff I've heard in a long while. Part One is great too, but hasn't (yet?) hit me the same way as Part Two does. They are relatively new, having started in the early ...

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