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##### Techmology and Scientism / Re: MATH IS HARD
« on: June 07, 2008, 10:14:30 am »
topology not my thing . . .

but . . .

why did the mathemetician name his dog Cauchy?

cuz it left a residue at every pole!

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##### Techmology and Scientism / Re: MATH IS HARD
« on: June 07, 2008, 08:23:29 am »

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##### Techmology and Scientism / Re: MATH IS HARD
« on: June 07, 2008, 06:21:58 am »
which statement?

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##### Techmology and Scientism / Re: MATH IS HARD
« on: June 07, 2008, 05:10:42 am »
no, i just think it doesn't get any more clear than "x=x"

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##### Techmology and Scientism / Re: MATH IS HARD
« on: June 07, 2008, 04:42:15 am »
x=x

Clarify

(12 points)

Man, I'm a nerd for saying this, but here goes:

If x is a set:
Every member of x is a member of x.

If x is an element of a set:
if x = k, k a fixed element  implies k = x (because '=' is symmetric), implies x = x (because '=' is transitive),
which means, for any x equal to k, k is equal to x and x is equal to x.
if x does not equal k for any k belonging to any set, x is not an element of a set.

If x is a fixed element:
x is equal to itself.

i believe it said "Clarify"

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##### Or Kill Me / Re: YOU AND I ARE BUT JUICE
« on: June 07, 2008, 02:49:31 am »
Quote
YOU AND I ARE BUT JUICE

i figured i would spell it wrong
since you know its badger and all

. . . You know, there are smaller and more depressing frames of reference . . . If happiness and peace with the world is having your head up your ass,

lol BUTT JUICE

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##### Bring and Brag / listen plz
« on: May 31, 2008, 01:42:02 pm »
hey- i'd be interested to know what folks on here think (good or bad) about the shits i record on my compy 386.

my band

some of it's new. some of it's old.  some of it's electronic.  some of it snot.

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##### Or Kill Me / Re: working class
« on: May 30, 2008, 04:23:30 pm »
usually, working hard only gets you more work

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##### Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: From Google to Infinity: map scalability
« on: May 30, 2008, 04:18:29 pm »
i'm fond of a mental excersize that involves imagining an object that keeps getting bigger and bigger (or smaller and smaller).  sort of a way to "stretch" your mind.  i always reach a point where i can no longer continue without changing scales.  this, of course, always leads me to pondering fractal dimensions and scaling.  why is it that we are comfortable at certain scales and have difficulty at the "in between" areas?  information blocking? not sure.

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##### Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: From Google to Infinity: map scalability
« on: May 30, 2008, 12:38:13 am »
surely one could make a map that is a map of itself, though? right - or is does this intrisicly violate the definition of a map?

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##### Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: From Google to Infinity: map scalability
« on: May 29, 2008, 10:29:06 pm »
something something split beaver magazine something something dots?

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##### Principia Discussion / Re: The PD.com soundtrack (working title)
« on: May 23, 2008, 04:45:40 am »
Secret Chiefs 3 makes a great soundtrack to Amazon Women on the Moon

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##### Bring and Brag / Re: Burns' Brainperiments
« on: May 23, 2008, 03:02:37 am »
sort of the opposite of "there is no spoon" i take it?

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##### Bring and Brag / Re: Burns' Brainperiments
« on: May 22, 2008, 10:59:00 am »
for what it's worth, i noticed my fish tank was low on water one day and instead of the usual "fill a pitcher with water, dump in fish tank" method,  i used a shot glass and made several hundred trips.  it was interesting the different ways your (my?) psychology reacted to this, it's hard to describe them all, but at one point i was laughing out loud at the absurdity of it.

i highly recommend attempting some normal, everyday tasks in as mundane a manner possible.  that is, if you're into that sort of thing.

also, can someone please explain the quarter?

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##### Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Black Sheep ARE still Sheep
« on: May 14, 2008, 10:01:43 pm »
"Truman prefers his cell" -the Truman Show

-or-

I've been considering lately that the inherent flaw with democratic government is related to the conflict between high value placed on individuality and self reliance -vs- rule by popular vote.

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