# PRESIDENTIAL RACE 2016: Dehumanize yourself and face to polling

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• Registered User regular
Write all math in excel notation. Brackets for days!

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• Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
-Tal wrote: »
27 x 2 = 40 + 14 = 54 x 2 = 50 + 8 = 108 x 10 = 1080 + 54 = 1100 + 34 = 1134

are you a wizard

Mathemagician

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• i can make this march and i will make georgia howlRegistered User regular
edited February 2016
I can do basic math to get through life but when I was studying for the GRE I was actively crying at several points.
hahaha the fucking gre

i usually do pretty well on verbal exams but math is kinda opaque to me because i never do anything more complicated than calculating a tip and also i am dumb as hell

i finished one of the math portions of the gre with, no shit, three seconds to spare and by that point was absolutely convinced that i am the stupidest person alive* which is not a good feeling to be saddled with mid-examination

i wrapped up the test eventually and was staring down the DO YOU ACTUALLY WANT THIS SCORED screen, wavered a bit, and finally said yeah okay

i scored better on the math than i did on the verbal. i was actually pretty damn pleased with the total score except that my jaw shattered when it hit the floor

*i remain convinced of this but for different reasons

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• PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
edited February 2016
$( C = \int s(w-w_0)^2 + \lambda_x \left( \frac{\delta w}{\delta x} \right)^2 + \lambda_y \left( \frac{\delta w}{\delta y} \right)^2 )$

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• Registered User regular
I was great at math back in high school and really enjoyed calculus at the time, but now that I'm returning to college I am so, so glad that I'll never need to take another math course again.

Until I transfer next year and those credit hours get rejected for some reason, but I'll worry about that if it happens.

• Serious Bismuth Registered User regular
Hey Speed do you teach in high school? If so do they still insist on teaching that really terrible "shoot yourself in the foot" five paragraph essay structure?

Also Speed it's cool you're a teacher you should tell your students that if they ever want to be a BIG BOSS like you they need to apply themselves to their studies.

• Metal Hell adjacentRegistered User regular
tynic wrote: »
$( C = \int s(w-w_0)^2 + \lambda_x \left( \frac{\delta w}{\delta x} \right)^2 + \lambda_y \left( \frac{\delta w}{\delta y} \right)^2 )$

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why I switched from programming to animation.

• Death Rabbits HoustonRegistered User regular
tynic wrote: »
$( C = \int s(w-w_0)^2 + \lambda_x \left( \frac{\delta w}{\delta x} \right)^2 + \lambda_y \left( \frac{\delta w}{\delta y} \right)^2 )$

• Scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratchRegistered User regular
Gundi wrote: »
Hey Speed do you teach in high school? If so do they still insist on teaching that really terrible "shoot yourself in the foot" five paragraph essay structure?

Also Speed it's cool you're a teacher you should tell your students that if they ever want to be a BIG BOSS like you they need to apply themselves to their studies.

i'm not a school teacher

i teach at an after school type place that teaches programming

• floof Registered User regular
I stopped using a symbol for most multiplication back in high school. Once you get to algebra most of your equations start using parentheses anyway so you can just kind of skip the symbol at that point.

• i can make this march and i will make georgia howlRegistered User regular
tynic wrote: »
$( C = \int s(w-w_0)^2 + \lambda_x \left( \frac{\delta w}{\delta x} \right)^2 + \lambda_y \left( \frac{\delta w}{\delta y} \right)^2 )$
amazing, it's like the visual equivalent of a dial-up modem screeching

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• Registered User regular
I prefer to write the dot even in front of parentheses

• Death Rabbits HoustonRegistered User regular
Also that made me realize just how little I actually use advanced math. I think I have to integrate like once a year at most.

Plenty of algebra and geometry but virtually no calculus and up.

• Scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratchRegistered User regular
Dedwrekka wrote: »
tynic wrote: »
$( C = \int s(w-w_0)^2 + \lambda_x \left( \frac{\delta w}{\delta x} \right)^2 + \lambda_y \left( \frac{\delta w}{\delta y} \right)^2 )$

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why I switched from programming to animation.

as a programmer

i'd have to work real hard to understand/remember what this means

• floof Registered User regular
rhylith wrote: »
Also that made me realize just how little I actually use advanced math. I think I have to integrate like once a year at most.

Plenty of algebra and geometry but virtually no calculus and up.

In most practical applications, integration shouldn't be necessary. Most problems at the practical level should be "solved" for specific use cases. The higher-level you operate at, the less this becomes true.

• Serious Bismuth Registered User regular
tynic wrote: »
$( C = \int s(w-w_0)^2 + \lambda_x \left( \frac{\delta w}{\delta x} \right)^2 + \lambda_y \left( \frac{\delta w}{\delta y} \right)^2 )$
I am trying really hard to remember what this is. I keep thinking of physics stuff.

• Scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratchRegistered User regular
i think it has to do with linear algebra?

• Registered User regular
edited February 2016
Dedwrekka wrote: »
tynic wrote: »
$( C = \int s(w-w_0)^2 + \lambda_x \left( \frac{\delta w}{\delta x} \right)^2 + \lambda_y \left( \frac{\delta w}{\delta y} \right)^2 )$

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why I switched from programming to animation.

as a programmer

i'd have to work real hard to understand/remember what this means

Oh, I see the problem.
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why I switched from programming to animation;

There, does that work better?

EDIT: derp I just realized you were talking about the actual equation, still proud of this dumb joke though.

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• Scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratchRegistered User regular
ph blake wrote: »
Dedwrekka wrote: »
tynic wrote: »
$( C = \int s(w-w_0)^2 + \lambda_x \left( \frac{\delta w}{\delta x} \right)^2 + \lambda_y \left( \frac{\delta w}{\delta y} \right)^2 )$

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why I switched from programming to animation.

as a programmer

i'd have to work real hard to understand/remember what this means

Oh, I see the problem.
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why I switched from programming to animation;

There, does that work better?

well it's a string so it should really be in quotes

and even then that's not really a statement, you need to like assign it to a variable or something

• PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
Gundi wrote: »
tynic wrote: »
$( C = \int s(w-w_0)^2 + \lambda_x \left( \frac{\delta w}{\delta x} \right)^2 + \lambda_y \left( \frac{\delta w}{\delta y} \right)^2 )$
I am trying really hard to remember what this is. I keep thinking of physics stuff.

It's just an arbitrary equation, it shouldn't be 'recognizable' in any general sense (in this particular case it's a cost function for a two-dimensional interpolated depth image). I was just pointing out that we do have the capability of formatting maths inline, if you guys really want to talk about it.

• Serious Bismuth Registered User regular
you words good

• Registered User regular
tynic wrote: »
$( C = \int s(w-w_0)^2 + \lambda_x \left( \frac{\delta w}{\delta x} \right)^2 + \lambda_y \left( \frac{\delta w}{\delta y} \right)^2 )$

What do hieroglyphs have to do with anything?

• PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
• Scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratchRegistered User regular
tynic wrote: »
Gundi wrote: »
tynic wrote: »
$( C = \int s(w-w_0)^2 + \lambda_x \left( \frac{\delta w}{\delta x} \right)^2 + \lambda_y \left( \frac{\delta w}{\delta y} \right)^2 )$
I am trying really hard to remember what this is. I keep thinking of physics stuff.

It's just an arbitrary equation, it shouldn't be 'recognizable' in any general sense (in this particular case it's a cost function for a two-dimensional interpolated depth image). I was just pointing out that we do have the capability of formatting maths inline, if you guys really want to talk about it.

o-oh

what am i thinking of then

nevermind

• Registered User regular
I had REALLY bad math teachers in school so now I have a math phobia.

I went to a crap rural school and read all the time as a kid, so I had no problem with college level book learning. With math, I just thought I was really bad at it.

Imagine my surprise when, in my 20s for a job, I discovered I was actually really good at math. I was just kind of crap at accurately calculating by hand, but even did fine with that when I wasn't forced to do so in the time remaining on a graded test. Since that was all my teachers had cared about, that was what my math ability was always graded on.

• PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
tynic wrote: »
Gundi wrote: »
tynic wrote: »
$( C = \int s(w-w_0)^2 + \lambda_x \left( \frac{\delta w}{\delta x} \right)^2 + \lambda_y \left( \frac{\delta w}{\delta y} \right)^2 )$
I am trying really hard to remember what this is. I keep thinking of physics stuff.

It's just an arbitrary equation, it shouldn't be 'recognizable' in any general sense (in this particular case it's a cost function for a two-dimensional interpolated depth image). I was just pointing out that we do have the capability of formatting maths inline, if you guys really want to talk about it.

o-oh

what am i thinking of then

nevermind

oh well it probably looks vaguely like any number of quadratic functions you might have encountered in a variety of settings! ... I probably should have just done the area of a circle.

• Registered User regular
edited February 2016
Gundi wrote: »
Hey Speed do you teach in high school? If so do they still insist on teaching that really terrible "shoot yourself in the foot" five paragraph essay structure?

Also Speed it's cool you're a teacher you should tell your students that if they ever want to be a BIG BOSS like you they need to apply themselves to their studies.

It's largely gone but what has replaced it is much worse. Many schools teach to the rubric of their state tests, which means a thesis statement back up by three examples in most places. Since most states grade on content and not style, that literally means a two-sentence thesis statement then a list of three two sentence paragraphs with examples or arguments that back up that statement with no introduction, connective language or conclusion.

Testing has fucked shit up real good.

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• He's right, life sucks. Registered User regular
So, the latest episode of the Cracked podcast is about Narcissism and unsurprisingly they bring up Trump and Hitler. They point out that the worst thing in the world to a narcissist is the idea of being laughed at and how that plays into the rhetoric of post WW1 Germany when it was just getting shit on and laughed at by all of Europe and how Trump's constantly bringing up how Mexico and China and Russia are laughing at us. So yeah, add that to the list of similarities Hitler and Trump share.

I'm sorry, that's inflammatory and incorrect. I meant Drumpf.

• Registered User regular
We need to teach out kids better multivariable calculus to avoid this sort of confusion. Get on it common core

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• Registered User regular
I sucked hard at Algebra in HS then aced Geometry and in undergrad did Ok in stats.

I don't know. Math is ok it's just not my thing.

• floof Registered User regular
tynic wrote: »
tynic wrote: »
Gundi wrote: »
tynic wrote: »
$( C = \int s(w-w_0)^2 + \lambda_x \left( \frac{\delta w}{\delta x} \right)^2 + \lambda_y \left( \frac{\delta w}{\delta y} \right)^2 )$
I am trying really hard to remember what this is. I keep thinking of physics stuff.

It's just an arbitrary equation, it shouldn't be 'recognizable' in any general sense (in this particular case it's a cost function for a two-dimensional interpolated depth image). I was just pointing out that we do have the capability of formatting maths inline, if you guys really want to talk about it.

o-oh

what am i thinking of then

nevermind

oh well it probably looks vaguely like any number of quadratic functions you might have encountered in a variety of settings! ... I probably should have just done the area of a circle.

No no, circles are boring. I wanna know more about two-dimensional interpolated depth images. It is a subject that is very relevant to my interests.

• Gorgeous Dallas, TXRegistered User regular
The biggest jump for me in arithmetic was learning how to multiply two numbers with more than one digit each

And even when I got through the mechanics of it it was only years later that I realized that like, you solve 27 x 42 by breaking it out into (27 x 2) + 10(27 x 4)

the fuck is this!

Luke, i have said we should hang out more. Now i am imploring you, we need to hang out more because i dont understand.

So if you have

27
x 42

If you learned it the way I learned it, then first you just do 27 x 2 (the first parenthetical up there):

27
x 42
54

(and if you can't just do 27 x 2 off the top of your head you can break it down to (20 x 2) + (7 x 2) or even further to (10 x 2 x 2) + (7 x2))

and then you put a 0 down (that's where the 10 comes in):

27
x 42
54
0

and then you ignore the 2 and just do 4 x 27 (the second parenthetical, which is being multiplied by 10 because of that 0):

27
x 42
54
1080

27
x 42
54
+ 1080
1134

course the forum's formatting makes all of these look ugly as sin

I reject you maths.

I perfer lines.

I got nothing for you now. Try again later.

• Registered User regular
I remember how excited I was when I first took calculus in high school and all these abstract math things that I had learned over the years started to come together and make sense. It was such an awakening, seeing the reason things worked like they did was so much more interesting than all the rote memorization of geometry and trig.

Of course, then I went to college and flamed out of Cal II by never showing up to class (I was very 18), but hey, for a while there me and math had a pretty good thing going.

• Scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratchRegistered User regular
going back to the actual issue of common core

conservatives hate it because they don't think the federal government should have any say in local education, because maintaining STATES RIGHTS is more important than making sure our kids can compete in a world economy

liberals are iffy on it because it's a good idea on paper but has a lot of bugs to work out

• PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
So, the latest episode of the Cracked podcast is about Narcissism and unsurprisingly they bring up Trump and Hitler. They point out that the worst thing in the world to a narcissist is the idea of being laughed at and how that plays into the rhetoric of post WW1 Germany when it was just getting shit on and laughed at by all of Europe and how Trump's constantly bringing up how Mexico and China and Russia are laughing at us. So yeah, add that to the list of similarities Hitler and Trump share.

I'm sorry, that's inflammatory and incorrect. I meant Drumpf.

Someone I had brunch with brought up Trump being bad for foreign policy because "Everyone will try to take advantage of (America)!"

I said I think most other countries (with the possible exception of Russia) would be more terrified than gleefully opportunistic. I may also have looked at her like she had two heads.

seriously, you guys go down, you're taking a lot of people with you.

• Serious Bismuth Registered User regular
tynic wants america to go down on the rest of the world

• Registered User regular
I'm not sure exactly what this says about me or math, but basically the only time I ever do any sort of mathematical calculation in real life is when I'm choosing between gear or talents in a video game.

Like, I'm not sure I even remember what calculus IS, but if you need to know whether you should choose strength or crit in Torchlight or you need a detailed probabilistic explanation of why Chain Shot sucks in XCOM 2, I'm your gal.

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• floof Registered User regular
Gundi wrote: »
tynic wants america to go down on the rest of the world

Doing something that is primarily for the benefit of someone else? Not my America.

• PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
Gundi wrote: »
tynic wants america to go down on the rest of the world

and what the fuck is wrong with that, I ask you.

• Two of Forks Registered User regular
-Tal wrote: »
7 x 8 I always have to think about for a second before I remember it's 64 - 8

Credit where it's due, I have never forgotten the multiplication table songs that I was taught in fourth grade.

Whoever came up with that knew their shit.

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