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Thu Apr 18, 2013, 03:20 PM

I arbitrarily defined an arbitrary mathematical structure

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Reply I arbitrarily defined an arbitrary mathematical structure (Original post)
struggle4progress Apr 2013 OP
clarice Apr 2013 #1
demwing Apr 2013 #2
patrice Apr 2013 #3
gcomeau Apr 2013 #4
hunter Apr 2013 #5
napoleon_in_rags Apr 2013 #6
Dr. Strange Apr 2013 #7

Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 03:23 PM

1. good one nt

 

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 03:28 PM

2. I knew it!

 

I mean...I didn't know it... (Xur and the Ko-Dan Armada?)

but I knew it!

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 03:34 PM

3. This is why I love rainbows! Lead the way! The rest of us will try to keep up. Promise! nt

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 03:55 PM

4. Rec for the Last Starfighter reference! -eom

 

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2013, 12:30 AM

5. I hate it when that happens.

And then they always bring you back. There you are wandering the streets of Berkeley asking people, "Please, please tell me, what's the date??? No, no the YEAR man, I mean the YEAR!!!"

Taking the bus home is anti-climatic. People don't sit next to you. You look a little crazy, you smell weird, a mix of ozone and sweat, and nobody knows you just saved humanity.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2013, 03:49 AM

6. I saw a good youtube talk by Roger Penrose, where he eluded to that.

It was a passing comment, about how the complex numbers were created out of thin air in the past, but now we know (especially via Quantum Mechanics) that they are critical to the way the universe works. The way he said it struck me, like he considered it almost downright suspicious that this would be the case.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2013, 03:54 PM

7. But it wasn't well-defined.

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