## The amazing thread that moves backwards!

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### Re: The amazing thread that moves backwards!

I found the derivative using some online calculator.
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### Re: The amazing thread that moves backwards!

Online calculators are fail and can't do any kind of math at all. Real men use assembly language to do their calculus. I don't care what Kaimason will say, because I'm sure he'll have some short witty response.

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### Re: The amazing thread that moves backwards!

I occasionally find the answers with an online calculator, but only on those confusing problems. For example, the derivative in this case is (((x^2)(x^e)(e^x)(3x^3))^(x-2))/(6x^5) according to one I found using google.
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### Re: The amazing thread that moves backwards!

Gah! Why'd you have to post a math question? Now we'll be talking about it forever!

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Hmm.. it appears we will have to find the derivative. Anyone know how to do this right away?
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### Re: The amazing thread that moves backwards!

Look, it's not difficult. Here's a hint. Where are the maxima and minima of g? If it's a finite set (I've checked, it is), then you'll be able to find a very simple bijection between those points and the image of f.

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BUMP so someone can answer the question!

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Hi. This is Martha. She likes dull objects. She likes you too! Oh wait... I guess you'd better get some brain training on then.

"OBJECTION!"

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It's been too long since Calculus so I don't even remember where to start. Sorry

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Ah I think I have it. I won't spoil it for everyone else though.
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Wow, that's a hard question, Sly. I may have to think about that a while before I can help you. Sorry.

EDIT: If you find it, can you not post it right away? I want to try to see if anyone else or myself can get it somehow.
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Random topic: Okay I have this stinker of a maths problem. I've nearly solved it, but I want to see if anyone can help with the last step. Say you have a function G:R^2 -> R which is a lift of a spherical function g:S^2 -> S. I need to find another step-function f:R -> K where K is a finite set, where the image of f contains those fixed points of G (and thus, g), with the condition that g is uniformly continuous in an open neighbourhood around that fixed point. This forum contains maths geeks like me, right?

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So now we're comparing walnuts and walruses? It's just one thing after another. This thread is listing all over the place. I'm practically getting seasick.

A pound of walnuts to anyone who can come up with a topic that will keep us occupied for more than 3 posts in a row.
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You know what really makes that seem different? Walruses. Seriously. How hoss are these things? Those fangs. Seriously, I think they'd kick the crap out of Raptors and what you mentioned, Kaimason.

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Coelacanths are really the first fish to 'walk' along the seabottom:

Aren't they awesome?
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Talking about insane homicidal smiling maniacs, this would make you feel more at ease.

Look at its smile!
Hi. This is Martha. She likes dull objects. She likes you too! Oh wait... I guess you'd better get some brain training on then.

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You know, Macbeth wasn't exactly a perfect role model. He was a murderous usurper. Murderous as in homicidal. Homicide is not under any circumstances a good thing. It is a thing to fear at all times. Think of this to get an image of what you should fear:

I mean, look at that smile. That maniacal smile on that tiger. He is about to kill an innocent child. And a smart one, too. That kid just wants a glass of water, and an insane homicidal smiling maniac of a cat is trying to kill him. Fear homicide.
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### Re: The amazing thread that moves backwards!

I can't help you other than to offer some words of advice: WWMD? What Would Macbeth Do?

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I don't think getting a smart phone is wise if you dont have the bucks to pay for the mobile internet.

Should i yield to the call of the iphone?
Hi. This is Martha. She likes dull objects. She likes you too! Oh wait... I guess you'd better get some brain training on then.

"OBJECTION!"

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Yeah funny, my Iphone started smelling like cat piss too! So I was thinking of buying a smartphone instead, any thoughts? But then on the other hand i'm in two minds about it, especially after having learned all about the health benefits of feline urine.

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Yeah I've seen that gross South Park episode about cat pee. It's strangely related to my iPhone though. I've had one for a while and I'm pretty happy with it except for the smell (see below), not real fond of AT&T but eh, whatever.

Interesting/weird point: So, ever since I stopped eating microwaved food, anything cooked in a microwave by someone now smells like cat pee to me. A buddy of mine made some food, and I'm not sure, but he must have set it next to my iPhone, because now everytime I use it, it smells like cat pee! UGH. I don't own cats, so I'm not really sure what to do. I've had it for too long to return it, so I guess I just have to deal with it. Even tried cleaning it, but no luck.

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i saw this one video of a guy actually trying tohat cat pee thing on south park on my ........I PHONE!!!!!!!!

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Crazed walnut-shell addicts? Seriously? That's majorly creepy. Think of how easily you could become one of them. You're innocently cracking some walnuts for a snack, and you don't notice that you haven't gotten all the bits of shell out, and you munch away, and then as the drug gets into your system, your harmless desire for snackage turns into an uncontrollable craving that you would do anything to satisfy....

*shudder*

I think now I'm even more afraid of walnuts than I am of raptors.

Hey, speaking of weird drugs, somebody told me the other day that you could get high on cat urine...
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I heard one time of this weird cult like Scientology, except they're addicted to walnut shells. The take some exotic drug that they inject into the walnuts, sell them on street corners to unsuspecting tourists (mostly in Europe) and watch as the people go crazy and join their cult. The strange thing about it, so I'm told, is that once a person starts eating the walnut shells injected with the drug, they're hooked for life. And if they try to break free, they get leprosy and other weird diseases, plus the leaders will chase after them in their homes and slip walnut shells in their peanut jars and other such strange places.

On a different note, that Boston Terrier picture is hysterical.

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I think iPhone people are more like religious zealots than cult members...Zealots are obsessive of their own free will; cult members are often victims of coercion of some sort. Cults do all kinds of scary stuff to keep their members hooked and cooperative.
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Sorry to get off topic guys, but this guy has already severely derailed it. I'm not sure you even know what this thread is about. What does your 9/11 conspiracy theory even have to do with it?
Also I couldn't use grammar that bad if I tried. You've got about 10 lines of text with no punctuation except where you've misused it, and evidently no idea what you're talking about.

Anyway, lets get back on topic and ignore this guy.
Basically, I think iphone owners are basically cult members. I've seen them do some crazy things as a result of their obsession with the things.

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You are an idiot, how dare you insinuate that 9/11 was caused by a Cuban American conspiracy?

What the hell does Cuba even care about 9/11?

Can we get back on topic, guys? I'm kind of sick of this racist and his 'theories'.

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Plus, you have to consider that the ability to carry so much information in your pocket is incredibly empowering. Just look at the example of the man who was buried under the hotel in Haiti who saved himself with first-aid information from an iPhone app.

Now obviously most of the time you're in an emergency, you don't have time to fiddle with a phone. But I can't help but wonder whether some loss of life in the emergencies of the U.S.' recent past -- Hurricane Katrina, 9/11 -- could have been prevented with the wide distribution of smartphones that we have today.
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They're not exactly intuitive if you haven't used anything similar... I wouldn't call myself a technophobe; I first learned to use a computer just by dinking around with no manual and no supervision, and I can generally figure out what buttons to press on a new gizmo to make it do what I want, but the one time I tried to use somebody's iPhone, it went about like this:

So I wonder if part of why so many iPhone users are joined at the hip--er, ear--with their phones is that investing enough time and energy to become proficient with the things leads to a level of attachment that you just don't develop with something that's quick and easy to pick up and use.

I do pretty well with a cheap, simple, self-explanatory phone that lets me talk to people, but I might join the ranks of the iPhone fanatics someday. I can definitely see the allure of having that dazzling realm of techno goodies always on hand... There's an awful lot of entertainment, education, and day-to-day convenience packed into that one little device.
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Speaking of other smart phones, what do you think of iPhones? Some people think they are great, some seem to hate them. I'm considering getting one, but what are your experiences with them? Are they usually straight forward to use? Especially for someone moving up from a standard calling/texting and photo taking phone, to something much more advanced like this.

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Yes, I can't stop reading web comicsssss.

Just passed this today:
Hi. This is Martha. She likes dull objects. She likes you too! Oh wait... I guess you'd better get some brain training on then.

"OBJECTION!"

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SexyTalon wrote:If it walks like a person, talks like a person, and tastes like a person, it's probably a person. Or I Can't Believe It's Not People, which cannibals prefer to Soylent Green nearly 5 to 1 in a blind taste test.

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How is this backwards?
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I'm getting kind of bored, so I need someone to ask a really stupid question before we move on with our discussion.

In case you're just joining us, we were talking about cool, but lesser known webcomics.
Anyone have a comic on the internet they'd like to share that we've probably never heard of?
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Just because Avatar was a cliched movie doesn't mean the comic's punchline has to be, too.
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There's no way Avatar fit the mold of a typical 'epic' movie! What a bad analysis. It grossed more than 2 billion dollars so it /has/ to be good right? I can't believe you're saying so many goofy things about Avatar dude, really? /sarcasm

Lets get this thread back on topic: Cookies and lots of them.

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So... that Avatar film. Pretty epic, eh?

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### Re: The amazing thread that moves backwards!

I was a big fan of http://www.daywoodacademy.org ...sadly, no more updates because the author passed away a few years ago, but the archives are worth visiting.

As for cookies, one of my favorite recipes is the version of "Hermits" in Joy of Cooking, and where it gives the choice of liquids, go for the "strong coffee" option. Mmm.

Okay, I'm off to see Avatar! (With MY MOM!) *waves goodbye to the intertoobs*
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Uh, I dunno. DWAcademy was a good one...
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lol Oh me yarm that was not a nice thing to say about pregnant teenagers lol. but off topic what acadamys do you like?? plus my internet history sux and my cookies are interesting. whats the most interesting you guys have had?
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