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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #7065 on: December 13, 2009, 01:19:09 AM »
Behold, the mighty hexagon of Saturn:  http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/12/saturn-hexagon/

Still beautiful & mysterious.  To find that, many guys look for exotic women; NASA guys look for persistent weather patterns on other planets.
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« Reply #7066 on: December 13, 2009, 01:30:41 AM »
Behold, the mighty hexagon of Saturn:  http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/12/saturn-hexagon/

Still beautiful & mysterious.  To find that, many guys look for exotic women; NASA guys look for persistent weather patterns on other planets.
It may not be so mysterious. Danish scientists recently discovered that if you sit a bucket of fluid on a turntable and spin it rapidly, geometric polygons appear in the centre of the vortex. The faster the spin, the more sides the polygon has. No one noticed this before because no one bothered to look.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #7067 on: December 13, 2009, 01:31:07 AM »
Behold, the mighty hexagon of Saturn:  http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/12/saturn-hexagon/

Still beautiful & mysterious.  To find that, many guys look for exotic women; NASA guys look for persistent weather patterns on other planets.

...until the exotic women pass by... :D
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #7068 on: December 13, 2009, 01:41:26 AM »
are you talking about yourself?

No, this thread.   :laugh:
I don't know if I want to get to 7,500 posts before the end of the 2010's when the nanobots would have gotten to me by then.

This thread certainly has grown quickly.  One minute, you're counting beers on the wall and ringing in 2006 with a push to 100,000... next minute, the thread's all grown and is overweight with its own child threads and all.  *sniffle* Where has the time gone?

We're approaching 400,000 posts.  Better take out the Kleenex.   :)

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #7069 on: December 13, 2009, 01:42:49 AM »
I just realized that I've been on this forum for 7 years!  I joined on December 11, 2002 according to my profile.  

Golly, where did the time go?  

Thanks for the memories.  

( and I may have started this thread nearly 4 years ago, but it's the superior posting skills of others who have made it what it is today.  But it's not some kind of dastardly Anglican plot  ;D  )

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #7070 on: December 13, 2009, 01:45:54 AM »
I just realized that I've been on this forum for 7 years!  I joined on December 11, 2002 according to my profile.  

Golly, where did the time go?  

Thanks for the memories.   ;)
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #7071 on: December 13, 2009, 01:47:25 AM »
Just for finding out your belated forum anniversary, Ebor, I took out the Kleenex.   :'(

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« Reply #7072 on: December 13, 2009, 01:52:18 AM »
Behold, the mighty hexagon of Saturn:  http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/12/saturn-hexagon/

Still beautiful & mysterious.  To find that, many guys look for exotic women; NASA guys look for persistent weather patterns on other planets.

...until the exotic women pass by... :D

Either way, it is still about heavenly bodies.

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #7073 on: December 13, 2009, 01:54:29 AM »
Behold, the mighty hexagon of Saturn:  http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/12/saturn-hexagon/

Still beautiful & mysterious.  To find that, many guys look for exotic women; NASA guys look for persistent weather patterns on other planets.

...until the exotic women pass by... :D

Either way, it is still about heavenly bodies.

Or 1980's Madonna songs.

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #7074 on: December 13, 2009, 01:55:05 AM »
Behold, the mighty hexagon of Saturn:  http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/12/saturn-hexagon/

Still beautiful & mysterious.  To find that, many guys look for exotic women; NASA guys look for persistent weather patterns on other planets.
It may not be so mysterious. Danish scientists recently discovered that if you sit a bucket of fluid on a turntable and spin it rapidly, geometric polygons appear in the centre of the vortex. The faster the spin, the more sides the polygon has. No one noticed this before because no one bothered to look.
http://www.bioedonline.org/news/news.cfm?art=2531


And how much money was needed to fund this little experiement?
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #7075 on: December 13, 2009, 02:00:58 AM »
Behold, the mighty hexagon of Saturn:  http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/12/saturn-hexagon/

Still beautiful & mysterious.  To find that, many guys look for exotic women; NASA guys look for persistent weather patterns on other planets.

...until the exotic women pass by... :D

Either way, it is still about heavenly bodies.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #7076 on: December 13, 2009, 02:07:09 AM »
Behold, the mighty hexagon of Saturn:  http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/12/saturn-hexagon/

Still beautiful & mysterious.  To find that, many guys look for exotic women; NASA guys look for persistent weather patterns on other planets.
It may not be so mysterious. Danish scientists recently discovered that if you sit a bucket of fluid on a turntable and spin it rapidly, geometric polygons appear in the centre of the vortex. The faster the spin, the more sides the polygon has. No one noticed this before because no one bothered to look.
http://www.bioedonline.org/news/news.cfm?art=2531


And how much money was needed to fund this little experiement?
Absolutely nothing! It was discovered by accident.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #7077 on: December 13, 2009, 08:05:26 PM »
Behold, the mighty hexagon of Saturn:  http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/12/saturn-hexagon/

Still beautiful & mysterious.  To find that, many guys look for exotic women; NASA guys look for persistent weather patterns on other planets.
It may not be so mysterious. Danish scientists recently discovered that if you sit a bucket of fluid on a turntable and spin it rapidly, geometric polygons appear in the centre of the vortex. The faster the spin, the more sides the polygon has. No one noticed this before because no one bothered to look.
http://www.bioedonline.org/news/news.cfm?art=2531


And how much money was needed to fund this little experiement?
Absolutely nothing! It was discovered by accident.

That's kind of incredible actually, that no one has ever noticed it before.  I wonder what happens when you flush the toilet....(as he runs to the toilet)....
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #7078 on: December 14, 2009, 06:16:54 PM »
Some amazing photos from the ESO:  http://www.eso.org/public/images/  Several of the photos, including the Flame Nebula ones, were taken by the new VISTA infrared telescope.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #7079 on: December 14, 2009, 06:37:33 PM »
Golly, where did the time go? 

Too many beers, huh?

Thanks for the memories.   

No, thank you!

( and I may have started this thread nearly 4 years ago, but it's the superior posting skills of others who have made it what it is today. 

But every good project needs a great start - you should still get lots of credit.

But it's not some kind of dastardly Anglican plot  ;D  )

Says the dastardly Anglican plotter... I'm skeptical ;)
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #7080 on: December 14, 2009, 06:38:44 PM »
NASA guys look for persistent weather patterns on other planets.

...until the exotic women pass by... :D

That's what you think.  If they're anything like the Comp. Sci and Comp. E guys from college, they wouldn't even notice. ;)
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #7081 on: December 14, 2009, 06:40:58 PM »
We're approaching 400,000 posts.  Better take out the Kleenex.   :)

Should I have a special box marked "OC.net Anniversaries" on my desk just for the occasion?

Random Postings- the longest thread in forum history probably!

It likely will be, unless we decide to not curtail the next pews/beards/menstruation/Macedonia/calendar/EP-MP thread.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #7082 on: December 14, 2009, 07:01:34 PM »
We're approaching 400,000 posts.  Better take out the Kleenex.   :)

Should I have a special box marked "OC.net Anniversaries" on my desk just for the occasion?

Why not.  At least having a Kleenex is preferable than chain smoking or binge drinking when these milestones appear.   ;)

Random Postings- the longest thread in forum history probably!

It likely will be, unless we decide to not curtail the next pews/beards/menstruation/Macedonia/calendar/EP-MP thread.

There are 10 threads with more than 1,000 posts (and one stuck at 999 about the early 2009 decision of the Synod of Antioch).

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #7083 on: December 14, 2009, 07:15:12 PM »
Of the 10 threads at 999+, 1 of them is this thread, and 2 are locked.  That leaves 7 "contenders."
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« Reply #7084 on: December 14, 2009, 07:16:57 PM »
Thank YOU for Random Postings- the longest thread in forum history probably!

Of course, I didn't realize that it's likely not the longest-running thread (i.e. earliest in origin to be currently active).  The "What is everyone reading?" has been around for a good & long time.
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« Reply #7085 on: December 14, 2009, 07:56:29 PM »
There are 10 threads with more than 1,000 posts (and one stuck at 999 about the early 2009 decision of the Synod of Antioch).

There are replies, not posts, which are counted, so the thread about the decision of the Synod of the AP has equally 1000 posts.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #7086 on: December 14, 2009, 08:07:41 PM »
There are 10 threads with more than 1,000 posts (and one stuck at 999 about the early 2009 decision of the Synod of Antioch).

There are replies, not posts, which are counted, so the thread about the decision of the Synod of the AP has equally 1000 posts.

Yeah, I forget to count the original post.  Thanks.   :)

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #7087 on: December 14, 2009, 08:42:33 PM »
There are 10 threads with more than 1,000 posts (and one stuck at 999 about the early 2009 decision of the Synod of Antioch).

There are replies, not posts, which are counted, so the thread about the decision of the Synod of the AP has equally 1000 posts.

Yeah, I forget to count the original post.  Thanks.   :)

Common omission - I do it all the time.
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« Reply #7088 on: December 14, 2009, 08:49:55 PM »
There are 10 threads with more than 1,000 posts (and one stuck at 999 about the early 2009 decision of the Synod of Antioch).

There are replies, not posts, which are counted, so the thread about the decision of the Synod of the AP has equally 1000 posts.

Yeah, I forget to count the original post.  Thanks.   :)

Common omission - I do it all the time.

Could be a bug / feature in some board software configuration file which can be fixed....

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« Reply #7089 on: December 14, 2009, 08:57:50 PM »
Some amazing photos from the ESO:  http://www.eso.org/public/images/  Several of the photos, including the Flame Nebula ones, were taken by the new VISTA infrared telescope.
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« Reply #7090 on: December 15, 2009, 01:50:17 PM »
If SolEX01 has 5,165 posts, how many posts does he need for 5,500 posts.

Let x represent the number of posts SolEX01 needs.

Now, add x to 5,165 to obtain the expression 5,165 + x.

Set the expression equal to 5,500:

5,165 + x = 5,500

To solve for x, the equation has to be balanced.  To do so, subtract 5,165 from each side.

5,165 + x - 5,165 = 5,500 - 5,165

5,165 - 5,165 = 0.  By the zero identity, anything added to 0 remains unchanged.

x + 0 = x

Next, subtract 5,165 from 5,500 to obtain 335.

Therefore, x = 335 and SolEX01 needs 335 posts to obtain the next level.   ;)

If anyone needs this expanded analysis for anything else, send a PM.   :)

Why did you make use of the commutativity property of the identity element in addition? Such an action made your computation unnecessarily specific to a sub-field of algebra and negated the usefulness of the procedure for vectors, matrices, and integration with analysis. ;)
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #7091 on: December 15, 2009, 02:24:09 PM »
Why did you make use of the commutativity property of the identity element in addition? Such an action made your computation unnecessarily specific to a sub-field of algebra and negated the usefulness of the procedure for vectors, matrices, and integration with analysis. ;)

I was actually wondering why he used algebra when simple subtraction would do.  Why ask Steven Hawking to calculate the tip when a high school student will do?
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« Reply #7092 on: December 15, 2009, 04:04:01 PM »
Rock Hall nominees include The Stooges

When I saw the title to this news article, the first thing that came to mind was: why are they inducting the three stooges into the rock and roll (+ Pop and R&B) hall of fame? It's moments like that that makes me still feel young.  ;D
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #7093 on: December 15, 2009, 04:17:46 PM »
Rock Hall nominees include The Stooges

When I saw the title to this news article, the first thing that came to mind was: why are they inducting the three stooges into the rock and roll (+ Pop and R&B) hall of fame? It's moments like that that makes me still feel young.  ;D

ABBA (don't care for them - they're not a R&R group anyway) gets in and KISS (don't like them at all) doesn't?  Proof positive of comedy's persistence in the world.
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« Reply #7094 on: December 15, 2009, 04:33:19 PM »
Time to open another window on my chocolate Advent Calendar
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« Reply #7095 on: December 15, 2009, 04:38:45 PM »
Time to open another window on my chocolate Advent Calendar

Sounds delicious!
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #7096 on: December 15, 2009, 05:12:02 PM »
Time to open another window on my chocolate Advent Calendar

Did they have Chocolate Advent Calendars in 17th century Greece?  IS OUTRAGE!
(Oh, that does sound delicious, though...)
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #7097 on: December 15, 2009, 05:15:15 PM »

< snip >

If anyone needs this expanded analysis for anything else, send a PM.   :)

Why did you make use of the commutativity property of the identity element in addition? Such an action made your computation unnecessarily specific to a sub-field of algebra and negated the usefulness of the procedure for vectors, matrices, and integration with analysis. ;)

OK, can you solve the same problem with tensors, manifolds, elliptical functions, Legendre Polynomials and directional derivatives and make it easy for laypeople to understand?   ;)

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #7098 on: December 15, 2009, 05:17:22 PM »
5,500 - 5,165 = 335.  Easy enough.
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« Reply #7099 on: December 15, 2009, 05:23:33 PM »
5,500 - 5,165 = 335.  Easy enough.

Wait...I'm not sure.  Let me go get my abacus.
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« Reply #7100 on: December 15, 2009, 05:31:27 PM »
5,500 - 5,165 = 335.  Easy enough.

Wait...I'm not sure.  Let me go get my abacus.

I prefer sticks.   :)

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« Reply #7101 on: December 15, 2009, 05:43:51 PM »
5,500 - 5,165 = 335.  Easy enough.

Wait...I'm not sure.  Let me go get my abacus.

I prefer sticks.   :)

Lincoln logs, eh?
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« Reply #7102 on: December 15, 2009, 05:55:08 PM »
5,500 - 5,165 = 335.  Easy enough.

Wait...I'm not sure.  Let me go get my abacus.

I prefer sticks.   :)

Lincoln logs, eh?

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« Reply #7103 on: December 15, 2009, 05:59:16 PM »
I'm glad I could help.
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« Reply #7104 on: December 15, 2009, 07:14:24 PM »

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If anyone needs this expanded analysis for anything else, send a PM.   :)

Why did you make use of the commutativity property of the identity element in addition? Such an action made your computation unnecessarily specific to a sub-field of algebra and negated the usefulness of the procedure for vectors, matrices, and integration with analysis. ;)

OK, can you solve the same problem with tensors, manifolds, elliptical functions, Legendre Polynomials and directional derivatives and make it easy for laypeople to understand?   ;)

Should be doable with number theory and ring theory...you may be able to use group theory instead of ring theory, leading to a more generalized solution, but I'm not 100% certain, I'd have to look at the problem closer.

We could get rid of algebra altogether and use graph theory, of course, but the real question is whether we could dispense with number theory, the Queen of Mathematics? Perhaps an approach using set theory would work.

What do you think 'laypeople' would find easier? Algebra was never very intuitive for me, maybe the use of number theory and graph theory, minimizing with an epsilon-delta argument from analysis?
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« Reply #7105 on: December 15, 2009, 07:27:55 PM »
We should start a Mathematics thread.  With the intense and frequent contributions of a few people, it would be 1,000+ post material in less that 6 months.
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« Reply #7106 on: December 15, 2009, 07:30:12 PM »
What do you think 'laypeople' would find easier? Algebra was never very intuitive for me, maybe the use of number theory and graph theory, minimizing with an epsilon-delta argument from analysis?

The problem has now become a time dynamic random epsilon-delta argument.   :)

I never had problems with Math until I ran into a Graduate level Partial Differential Equations class which ate me alive.  After that, I stuck with 400 Level Linear Algebra classes since I found orthogonal bases a lot easier to process than Poisson's Equation.

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« Reply #7107 on: December 15, 2009, 09:32:38 PM »
I'm so happy! A Ukrainian woman at Church has graciously offered to tutor me to help me pass my Algebra final!

She has her degree in mathematics from the University of Kiev, and is an amazing tutor!

I might just pass this thing yet! :)
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« Reply #7108 on: December 15, 2009, 11:39:41 PM »
The expanded example of subtraction didn't help?  Oh wait, that belongs in the Mathematics thread, oops.   :-[

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« Reply #7109 on: December 16, 2009, 03:08:17 AM »
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