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Forum: Lounge 2004-12-12, 13:19
Replies: 26
Views: 2,689
Posted By shaxper
Bad Poetry Thread

those who can, do.
Those who can't,
or won't,
or don't,
teach

Let sleeping dogs lie.
For when they wake,
Let sleeping dogs wake.
For when they lie,
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2004-12-12, 13:09
Replies: 58
Views: 4,994
Posted By shaxper
But the value of pi doesn't change, just the...

But the value of pi doesn't change, just the determination (the outcome) of that value.
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2004-12-11, 02:55
Replies: 58
Views: 4,994
Posted By shaxper
I think you're holding on to Fusion_Power's...

I think you're holding on to Fusion_Power's definition of random that it should be unpredictable or, at the least, unknown. But those words aren't in your definition. (Nor is guarantee.)


My bad....
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2004-12-09, 10:54
Replies: 58
Views: 4,994
Posted By shaxper
I disagree with this change because many things...

I disagree with this change because many things that were once thought unpredictable have become predictable. Therefore, we shouldn't include this definition unless you want to add "at this time" to...
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2004-12-05, 04:21
Replies: 58
Views: 4,994
Posted By shaxper
I've been thinking about this issue for a few...

I've been thinking about this issue for a few days, bugged by the feeling that with Jindyu's defintion, pi could be considered 100% order. But I think it's impossible. I don't think anything in this...
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2004-12-01, 12:35
Replies: 58
Views: 4,994
Posted By shaxper
Wrong. I just forgot the second part of jinydu's...

Wrong. I just forgot the second part of jinydu's definition.

My bad.
:whistle:
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2004-12-01, 06:42
Replies: 58
Views: 4,994
Posted By shaxper
Exactly. Is that so hard to accept? I...

Exactly.


Is that so hard to accept? I can't remember the name, but there's a principle that states that an observation changes the outcome. Is this so different?


Wow!


I've got one for...
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2004-12-01, 03:47
Replies: 58
Views: 4,994
Posted By shaxper
I've read Charles Seife's "Zero" and so I know...

I've read Charles Seife's "Zero" and so I know that being associated with Kronecker certainly isn't a complement. :redface:

But I don't think that this discussion is applicable. I'm not saying...
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2004-11-30, 14:41
Replies: 58
Views: 4,994
Posted By shaxper
Yep. Yes, that's true. But he didn't. ...

Yep.


Yes, that's true. But he didn't.


Why do you put terms in quotes?


Or as a finite series.
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2004-11-29, 09:47
Replies: 58
Views: 4,994
Posted By shaxper
Your counterexample doesn't refute my argument...

Your counterexample doesn't refute my argument because the number can be written as 1/3. It's finite, determined.

My point is that an infinite series is undetermined.



If the pattern can be...
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2004-11-29, 02:08
Replies: 58
Views: 4,994
Posted By shaxper
I like your definition, but I come to the...

I like your definition, but I come to the opposite conclusion: pi is not 100% order but 75%, or 37% or 99.999999%. The actual percentage is arbitrary, because pi has been determined to x decimals and...
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2004-11-26, 13:41
Replies: 58
Views: 4,994
Posted By shaxper
Response

Whoop. There was a typo. It should be:

let

random number = q * r
where q = an irrational number, r = a rational number

Create q and r via any statistical technique to choose two primes,...
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2004-11-22, 05:33
Replies: 58
Views: 4,994
Posted By shaxper
Update

Hey Makul,

Thanks for the encouragement. :)

BTW, further thought on the problem suggested that both numbers (q,r) should be irrational. Here's a better scheme, based on the same concept.

...
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2004-11-21, 11:36
Replies: 58
Views: 4,994
Posted By shaxper
Lightbulb To create a real random number,

let

random number = q * r
where q = an irrational number, r = a rational number

Create q and r via any statistical technique to choose two primes, p1, p2

r = p2
q =...
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