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The Monty Hall Problem.
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OBrien wrote:The Monty Hall Problem.
That is all.

This problem provides me endless entertainment.

It's also cool because every other math class I read about has a new way of solving it or thinking about it. Neat.

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Being a statistics student I'm mostly just sick of the Monty Hall problem.
double epsilon = -.0000001;

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What I want to know is: what's so fucking bad about owning a goat, mathematicians, huh?
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Kewangji wrote:What I want to know is: what's so fucking bad about owning a goat, mathematicians, huh?

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Related to math: A few days ago I explained the proof of why sqrt(2) is irrational to the sixth-grader I was tutoring, and they actually understood it. (I'm not sure if they're smart or I'm becoming better at teaching, but I like to think it's the latter.)

Their class was learning about irrational numbers, and I know a lot about math so I like to throw random information into lessons. The Pythagorean Theorem is boring, but not when you're hearing about weird Greek math cults.
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Magnanimous wrote:Related to math: A few days ago I explained the proof of why 2 is irrational to the sixth-grader I was tutoring

It's because it's an integer of course!

Wait a second...
double epsilon = -.0000001;

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Crap.
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Kewangji wrote:What I want to know is: what's so fucking bad about owning a goat, mathematicians, huh?

Mathematicians are no fun. I want a goat.

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Magnanimous wrote:Related to math: A few days ago I explained the proof of why sqrt(2) is irrational to the sixth-grader I was tutoring, and they actually understood it. (I'm not sure if they're smart or I'm becoming better at teaching, but I like to think it's the latter.)

What proof did you use? I only know of the p and q common factors one, and it always felt clunky.

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Proof by hand-waving. "Let root 2 equal p/q, so p^2/q^2 is 2. Now you can clearly see that either p or q must be irrational. QED."
Proof by insanity. "Let root 2 equal p/q. Now, since the delta-x tends to infinity in any locally differentiable manifold, root 2 must therefore be a number. QED."
Proof by democracy. "Hands up everyone who thinks root 2 is irrational."
Proof by intimidation. "It's obvious."

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tastelikecoke wrote:What proof did you use? I only know of the p and q common factors one, and it always felt clunky.

Yeah, that's the one I used. If sqrt(2) is p/q in it's reduced form, then p and q must be even, so it can be reduced, so contradiction. I knew the student had some basic knowledge of proofs/logic, so it wasn't a big stretch. (I don't think there exists a very intuitive way to prove a number is irrational... but it is good to show students that mathematicians aren't just pulling these facts out of their asses.)
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I'm not sure how long I've been clean for, but it feels good.. Maybe all those times when I was told to stop before, I should've done, maybe those people were right.

I wonder how much longer I'll last?
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roband wrote:I'm not sure how long I've been clean for, but it feels good.. Maybe all those times when I was told to stop before, I should've done, maybe those people were right.

I wonder how much longer I'll last?

Alcohol? Smoking? Or heavier stuff?

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Somedays I try a random manga. More often than not they are about teen with superpowers, panties, and clichés, but there are a few pearls in the rough.

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What manga is that from?
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Zarq wrote:What manga is that from?

^
Also, where can I read it?
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It's called "Crimsons", and is a manga about salmon migration, canadian interns with large boobs, and water fleas having existential monologues.

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That manga sound very awesome.

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Lost nearly 20 kg (45 lbs) since January doing low-carb food.

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You, sir, name? wrote:Lost nearly 20 kg (45 lbs) since January doing low-carb food.

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Congrats. I lost about 15kg since August just by switching from Coke to Diet Coke.
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Zarq wrote:Congrats. I lost about 15kg since August just by switching from Coke to Diet Coke.
But the taste! THE TAAAASTE!

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The taste is the thing that has driven me to give up Coke entirely instead of switching to diet.
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meridian wrote:The taste is the thing that has driven me to give up Coke entirely instead of switching to diet.

This. I used to like it, now it's just too sweet..

I must be getting old

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You're alllll wrong, Diet Coke is tastier.

Nothing compares to Pepsi Max however, which is further eclipsed by Vanilla Diet Coke
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which they stopped fucking selling in the UK and now I can't even import it because it's so fucking expensive for shipping
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Xeio wrote:
Zarq wrote:Congrats. I lost about 15kg since August just by switching from Coke to Diet Coke.
But the taste! THE TAAAASTE!

Coke Zero, actually. I don't really care about the difference in taste. I can taste it, but I don't care about it.Or Pepsi Max. I'll only drink real Diet Coke if I really have no other choice.

The thing that annoys me more is that, while they definitely exist, you practically can't find any Sprite Zero or Fanta Zero.
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Yeurgh, Coke Zero is tasteless and horrible

You can get Fanta and Sprite Zero rather readily in the UK. They're never on special offer though, which is the only time I buy fizzy drinks.
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I think diet "tastes" about the same, but then it has the most abhorrent aftertaste.

I think I'd be fine drinking a low-sugar version, just remove that shitty sugar substitute.

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Or I guess "artificial sweetener" since they use high fructose corn syrup or whatever.

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roband wrote:You're alllll wrong, Diet Coke is tastier.

Nothing compares to Pepsi Max however, which is further eclipsed by Vanilla Diet Coke
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which they stopped fucking selling in the UK and now I can't even import it because it's so fucking expensive for shipping
All of this. I am trying to get a hold of vanilla vodka (read: having the disposable income at a time I remember I want it), to make alcoholic vanilla coke. This is what the industry has reduced me to.

Does alcoholic vanilla coke fall under awesome? I think so

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I don't know if Coke/Sprite/Fanta with just low sugar-content would taste good. There exist sodas without artificial sweetener and a low sugar-content, Tonissteiner has a line of them for instance, but they are not that easy to find.
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blue_eyedspacemonkey wrote:
roband wrote:You're alllll wrong, Diet Coke is tastier.

Nothing compares to Pepsi Max however, which is further eclipsed by Vanilla Diet Coke
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which they stopped fucking selling in the UK and now I can't even import it because it's so fucking expensive for shipping
All of this. I am trying to get a hold of vanilla vodka (read: having the disposable income at a time I remember I want it), to make alcoholic vanilla coke. This is what the industry has reduced me to.

Does alcoholic vanilla coke fall under awesome? I think so

Also: I received a postcard from Poxic today!

Put a teaspoon of vanilla extract in a can of diet coke - or scale up the amount accordingly. It's not the same, but it's close.
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