## Search found 1213 matches

Sun May 03, 2009 6:01 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Euphemisms
Replies: 55
Views: 7656

### Re: Euphemisms

Bobber wrote:I was watching Soylent Green when I heard another one: locate as a euphemism for find. "I can't locate it!" really just means "I can't find it!" in most cases - saying locate just makes you sound less senile.

That's a synonym, not a euphemism.
Fri Apr 17, 2009 3:50 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Definition of algebraic number
Replies: 16
Views: 1565

### Re: Definition of algebraic number

Hackfleischkannibale wrote:strawberries are nuts

I think a better comparison would be saying that oranges are berries.
Tue Mar 17, 2009 11:22 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Irrational numbers don't exist
Replies: 51
Views: 6252

### Re: Irrational numbers don't exist

chapel wrote:To paraphrase Douglas Adams: If you manage to convince yourself that black is white, you kill yourself at the first zebra that walks by.

Just to clarify, the exact quote is "[Man] goes on to prove that black is white and gets himself killed at the next zebra crossing."
Tue Feb 24, 2009 1:12 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Homework: I am stuck regarding Geometric Mean in Triangles
Replies: 11
Views: 875

### Re: Homework: I am stuck regarding Geometric Mean in Triangles

Internetmeme wrote:I can't use the Quadratic Formula, because the 36 would become negative moving it over to make the equation equal to zero, or can I?

You can.
Sat Dec 20, 2008 5:34 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: On the capabilities of functions
Replies: 25
Views: 2723

### Re: On the capabilities of functions

MartianInvader wrote:If you don't like sin(x) but you're okay with imaginary numbers, you could always try e^{ix} - e^{-ix}... don't worry, it always gives you a real answer. Heh heh heh.

That should be [imath]e^{ix}+e^{-ix}[/imath]
Mon Dec 15, 2008 12:41 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Resistance and potentiometers
Replies: 2
Views: 811

### Re: Resistance and potentiometers

Thu Nov 13, 2008 3:29 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: ÿ
Replies: 67
Views: 5874

### Re: Faster than the Speed of Light-Without violating relativity

You can't talk about scientific theories lacking scientific education without mentioning Neal Adams and his expanding earth theory . I've had a (nominally) similar idea that, because gravity is acceleration, perhaps the Earth is actually expanding outward at 9.81 m/s. Of course, this would imply th...
Sun Oct 26, 2008 7:01 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4596
Views: 688685

### Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.

Awia wrote:What do I do with a lone art_image-10.dat file when I download a save, I can't for the life of me get it to work.

I believe you can do exactly nothing with just that.
Mon Oct 20, 2008 3:11 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Trig functions, derivation, and calc homework
Replies: 5
Views: 1132

### Re: Trig functions, derivation, and calc homework

Ah, I get it now. Still, it kinda seems like they just pulled that out of nowhere.
Mon Oct 20, 2008 1:54 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Trig functions, derivation, and calc homework
Replies: 5
Views: 1132

### Trig functions, derivation, and calc homework

One problem in my AP Calc homework is as follows: tan y = x Find dy/dx implicitly and find the largest interval of the form -a < y < a such that y is a differentiable function of x. Then express dy/dx as a function of x. So I got dy/dx = cos 2 y Interval is -pi/2 < y < pi/2 y = tan -1 x, so dy/dx = ...
Sat Oct 04, 2008 3:13 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: University Calculus Bonus Problem
Replies: 16
Views: 2211

### Re: University Calculus Bonus Problem

Assuming that Alice and Bob each get the piece the other didn't pick, I'd say the maximum cake Alice can get is 1.9999, as she cuts an infinitesimal slice off of each cake and Bob, not wanting any cake to begin with, takes the 0.0000001 slice of cake.
Fri Sep 26, 2008 11:51 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Total energy of an ideal fluid in a pipe...
Replies: 11
Views: 1117

### Re: Total energy of an ideal fluid in a pipe...

I believe the energy goes into pushing the fluid in front of it further down the pipe.
Tue Sep 16, 2008 2:34 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Divisibility rules
Replies: 6
Views: 2367

### Divisibility rules

I was wondering to myself the other day, "How come if you add up all the digits in a (base 10) number, you can tell if it's divisible by 3 or 9?" So I did some thinking about it and came up with these: Simple divisibility rules for a whole number x in base n. (n being a positive integer): ...