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Re: n-word Posts
« Reply #20 on: May 10, 2014, 05:25:02 AM »
I suppose I should clarify, just in case the topic title appears to be racist (although I laughed at the Debussy post ;D). I was poking fun at the one-word, two-word, and three-word post threads. In math if you talk about, for instance, dimensions, then you can have one-dimension, two-dimensions, three-dimensions, and so on (up to infinity). For a more general discussion on dimensions, mathematicians will usually refer to "n-dimensions" (where "n" is 1, 2 ,3, 4, etc. -- i.e. a positive integer). Ken has a background in mathematics so I knew he'd appreciate this. I studied engineering in college, so I have a (lesser ;)) background in mathematics as well (hence my username "EigenUser" -- referring to eigenvalues, eigenvectors, eigenspaces, eigenfunctions, eigenconditions, etc. -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eigenvalues_and_eigenvectors).

Essentially, it's a joke.
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« Reply #21 on: May 10, 2014, 05:56:20 AM »
All those German words - are you saying you're a nazi too?

Just kidding, I got the math reference OP title

Perhaps it should have been called 'X-word Posts' then could have got some titillation on top of the math humor ;)

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Re: n-word Posts
« Reply #22 on: May 10, 2014, 07:10:02 AM »
yo, banana boy!
You talkin to me? You talkin to me? I don't see anyone else you can be talkin to. You talkin to me?

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Re: n-word Posts
« Reply #23 on: May 10, 2014, 12:42:24 PM »
yo, banana boy!

not the best choice of fruit for an n word topic...

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« Reply #24 on: May 12, 2014, 01:11:21 AM »
Essentially, it's a joke.

Well, I studied engineering too so I got your joke, but... it could also be taken seriously: since all posts ever written on GMG fall under this label, why not lumping them together in one single thread, namely this one? 
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« Reply #25 on: May 12, 2014, 04:46:36 AM »
Well, I studied engineering too so I got your joke, but... it could also be taken seriously: since all posts ever written on GMG fall under this label, why not lumping them together in one single thread, namely this one?
:laugh: Good idea. And +1 for studying engineering!

Well, we might have to admit some of the more eccentric posts to the field of complex numbers 8).
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« Reply #26 on: May 12, 2014, 07:42:35 AM »
Oh...I thought snyppy was being a bad boy again.

I was over at a family friend's- they can verify my presence! I'm like Schultz- I know nothing! whaaa?

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« Reply #27 on: May 12, 2014, 08:14:33 AM »
:laugh: Good idea. And +1 for studying engineering!
Indeed. If you aren't quite tough enough for pure math ...
 >:D >:D >:D ;D :o 8) ??? >:D :-* :P >:D :laugh:

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« Reply #28 on: May 12, 2014, 09:40:55 AM »
Indeed. If you aren't quite tough enough for pure math ...
 >:D >:D >:D ;D :o 8) ??? >:D :-* :P >:D :laugh:
...or practical enough to build cool things...  >:D >:D >:D

Pure math is interesting, but not for me. Totally different than applied math, although they crossover several times (especially in the areas of analysis and also combinatorics).
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« Reply #29 on: May 12, 2014, 11:57:53 AM »
Indeed. If you aren't quite tough enough for pure math ...
 >:D >:D >:D ;D :o 8) ??? >:D :-* :P >:D :laugh:

at least engineering is more than just a giant set of tautologies

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« Reply #30 on: May 12, 2014, 12:14:13 PM »
at least engineering is more than just a giant set of tautologies
The first rule of the tautology club is the first rule of the tautology club!
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« Reply #31 on: May 12, 2014, 12:16:58 PM »
The first rule of the tautology club is the first rule of the tautology club!

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« Reply #32 on: May 12, 2014, 12:24:35 PM »
Since this seems to be becoming the GMG math club thread, I'll post a link to this:
http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,23185.msg800827.html#msg800827
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« Reply #33 on: May 12, 2014, 01:05:24 PM »
Since this seems to be becoming the GMG math club thread, I'll post a link to this:
http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,23185.msg800827.html#msg800827
It's alright guys, I understand the engineer's need to compensate, I really do.
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Actually it was the impracticality of math that eventually drove me to abandon ship for CS. So I think of myself as a softwware engineer. I am actually immensely practical. Took me a while to learn that though.

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« Reply #34 on: May 12, 2014, 01:39:30 PM »
It's alright guys, I understand the engineer's need to compensate, I really do.
 >:D :laugh:

Actually it was the impracticality of math that eventually drove me to abandon ship for CS. So I think of myself as a softwware engineer. I am actually immensely practical. Took me a while to learn that though.

But I need to be able to give Nate the gears!  ;)
I actually think that I might be worse at CS than theoretical math, and that says a lot because I can hardly construct even the simplest proofs. To me, the two are very similar (probably why I'm bad at both of them) so I can see why you went to CS. Both are very logic-oriented. I suppose that I'm practical, but not logical :laugh:.
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« Reply #35 on: May 12, 2014, 02:34:13 PM »
The first rule of the tautology club is the first rule of the tautology club!
I'd like to join the club if I'd like to join the club.
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« Reply #36 on: May 12, 2014, 02:51:32 PM »
I fear that the Debussy poll is getting derailed by my post (well, it is my thread to derail ;)).
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« Reply #37 on: May 12, 2014, 11:19:45 PM »
The difference between engineers and mathematicians can be highlighted by asking them to solve 2 problems.

Problem #1. You have at your disposal a source of water, a pot and an electric stove. What do you do obtain boiling water?

Both the engineer and the mathematician answer the same: fill the pot with water, light up the stove, place the pot on it and wait until boiling.

Problem #2.You have at your disposal a source of water, a pot full of water and an electric stove. What do you do to obtain boiling water?

The engineer answers: light up the stove, place the pot on it and wait until boiling.

The mathematician answers: empty the pot and we have got the data of the preceding problem, which is already solved.

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« Reply #38 on: May 13, 2014, 03:20:23 AM »
The difference between engineers and mathematicians can be highlighted by asking them to solve 2 problems.

Problem #1. You have at your disposal a source of water, a pot and an electric stove. What do you do obtain boiling water?

Both the engineer and the mathematician answer the same: fill the pot with water, light up the stove, place the pot on it and wait until boiling.

Problem #2.You have at your disposal a source of water, a pot full of water and an electric stove. What do you do to obtain boiling water?

The engineer answers: light up the stove, place the pot on it and wait until boiling.

The mathematician answers: empty the pot and we have got the data of the preceding problem, which is already solved.

 ;D ;D ;D
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« Reply #39 on: May 13, 2014, 03:28:03 AM »
:laugh:

I have one about engineers and economists, too, but it's even tougher and I don't want to offend any economist here, if any.  :D
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