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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Delightful-Jim » Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:04 pm

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It's not just the word horrid, it's also the 'positively' in combination with the 'horrid' :P
I just imagined you saying positively horrid. This amuses me greatly :D And it also sounds way less Jane Austeny when I realise how you'd actually be saying it. :lol:


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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Jim » Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:49 pm

How Big Is Infinity?

Melt your brain with set theory and continuum hypothesis. But explained quite simply.
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Cowbacca » Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:03 pm

There are different sizes of infinity, that's a bad question! Presumably that's what the link is about. Mathematics at university level can be quite interesting. Only sometimes though. :P

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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Jim » Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:09 pm

Cowbacca wrote:There are different sizes of infinity, that's a bad question! Presumably that's what the link is about.


That's exactly what the video explains :P
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Jobdone » Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:10 pm

Fuck different sizes of infinity.

It's fucking infinity.

I don't care how often that fucking lecturer says it.

It's fucking infinite. It's in the fucking title. You don't get different infinity. it's infinite.

disclaimer: i'm aware of the whole negative infinity and blah blahlahlfsbFJDSKLHFJA FUCK YOU. ONE KIND OF INFINITY.
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby kanet666 » Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:10 pm

siliconfury wrote:How Big Is Infinity?

Melt your brain with set theory and continuum hypothesis. But explained quite simply.


And that is why I love Maths :D
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Cowbacca » Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:13 pm

Jobdone wrote:Fuck different sizes of infinity.

It's fucking infinity.

I don't care how often that fucking lecturer says it.

It's fucking infinite. It's in the fucking title. You don't get different infinity. it's infinite.

disclaimer: i'm aware of the whole negative infinity and blah blahlahlfsbFJDSKLHFJA FUCK YOU. ONE KIND OF INFINITY.

It's nothing to do with negative infinity or anything - it's more things like the set of reals is larger than the set of integers. It kind of makes sense if you think about it in the right way. To be fair I can't remember the right way to think about it any more. :P

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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby kanet666 » Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:16 pm

Cowbacca wrote:
Jobdone wrote:Fuck different sizes of infinity.

It's fucking infinity.

I don't care how often that fucking lecturer says it.

It's fucking infinite. It's in the fucking title. You don't get different infinity. it's infinite.

disclaimer: i'm aware of the whole negative infinity and blah blahlahlfsbFJDSKLHFJA FUCK YOU. ONE KIND OF INFINITY.

It's nothing to do with negative infinity or anything - it's more things like the set of reals is larger than the set of integers. It kind of makes sense if you think about it in the right way. To be fair I can't remember the right way to think about it any more. :P


Basically, if you look at one group as an infinity, the other is always going to have more belonging to it than your original, therefore it is a "larger" infinity.
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Jim » Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:22 pm

Cowbacca's on the right line with sets. When you have a set of numbers form 1 to infinity, you could have an infinite number of sets of those sets of numbers.
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Cowbacca » Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:01 pm

kanet666 wrote:
Basically, if you look at one group as an infinity, the other is always going to have more belonging to it than your original, therefore it is a "larger" infinity.

I don't think that's right. The set of the set of all positive ints and the set of all negative ints is the same size as either one of the component sets. I might be completely misunderstanding you, apologies if so.
siliconfury wrote:Cowbacca's on the right line with sets. When you have a set of numbers form 1 to infinity, you could have an infinite number of sets of those sets of numbers.

I did this in uni and we had to prove it (as in proper mathematical proof, not with words), and I vaguely remember something like this.

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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Czech's Mate » Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:39 pm

siliconfury wrote:How Big Is Infinity?

Melt your brain with set theory and continuum hypothesis. But explained quite simply.


The answer presumably is very very big for those of us without a mathematical brain....
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby NeglectedField » Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:56 pm

What's this whole Wildside Party thing that's going on on the BOA Sunday?

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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby keera_envenomed » Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:07 pm

NeglectedField wrote:What's this whole Wildside Party thing that's going on on the BOA Sunday?


I thought it might be some sleaze night kind of thing
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Kami » Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:33 pm

Yeah there is a glam/sleaze night that runs in Nottingham with the same name, assuming its the same thing?
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby NeglectedField » Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:38 pm

Ah I see. Meh, I might check it out, I dunno. A part of me was hoping it was going to be the novelty 80s night I requested but that's wishful thinking. Plus 'wildside' alluding to Motley Crue.

I'm just looking at the Bloodstock Clashfinder and there's shockingly few bands I want to actually see. Guess more boozing time.