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Re: A free-for-all thread

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:02 pm
by Johnny Tightlips
Cowbacca wrote:
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.


Thats pretty much spot on. This is one of the very first things we were taught at university level maths. If you're starting at 1 and moving to infinity, you can always call that set a subset of a larger set. In that case, the number of subsets are infinite. Therefore, the size of the largest set you have at any given time is larger than any of its subsets, and therefore is a larger infinity. You will, of course, never reach a finite set with finite subsets, so it just keeps going.

An even better one I prefer is to escape the conventional thinking that infinity goes "upwards". If I start with a set A = {n,1}, where A∈ℝ and try and list every subset imaginable, I'd soon begin to realise that it was impossible. Even though the numbers would tend to zero, because the set of Real numbers contain all rational and irrational numbers, my decimal figures would just keep getting longer and longer.

Re: A free-for-all thread

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:49 pm
by Brendancoles
keera_envenomed wrote:
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


Orgy?

Re: A free-for-all thread

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:32 pm
by MetalBeast
keera_envenomed wrote:
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


I've heard they've booked former Tory MP David Mellor to act as master of ceremonies.

Re: A free-for-all thread

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:54 pm
by NeglectedField
Just polished my new boots. Don't know why I bothered :lol:

Re: A free-for-all thread

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:16 pm
by Azubi
NeglectedField wrote:Just polished my new boots. Don't know why I bothered :lol:


Helps keep them waterproof and maintain durability of the material.

Re: A free-for-all thread

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:19 pm
by peypea
Azubi wrote:
NeglectedField wrote:Just polished my new boots. Don't know why I bothered :lol:


Helps keep them waterproof and maintain durability of the material.


This is why I get annoyed when people don't look after their boots.

Re: A free-for-all thread

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:41 pm
by Purple n Batty
In need of plastic bottles to empty alcohol into. Purchased a bottle of sparking elderflower water which I'm working my way through but it keeps making me burp.

Re: A free-for-all thread

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:43 pm
by NeglectedField
Azubi wrote:
NeglectedField wrote:Just polished my new boots. Don't know why I bothered :lol:


Helps keep them waterproof and maintain durability of the material.


There is that I suppose. Still, little point me working them up to a shine when they're gonna get filthy. Oh well. Nice boots.

Re: A free-for-all thread

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:11 pm
by Noodle
It supposedly makes it easier to wash the mud off afterwards.

Re: A free-for-all thread

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:31 pm
by Beardy
I've used dubbin on my boots so no worrying about them losing their shine for me.

Re: A free-for-all thread

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 3:11 am
by Azubi
Noodle wrote:It supposedly makes it easier to wash the mud off afterwards.


It does help.

Re: A free-for-all thread

Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:22 pm
by Danroush
Noticed it's apparently Herzsam's birthday and I don't have him on fb so happy birthday Sam :yes:

Re: A free-for-all thread

Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:03 pm
by Metalchemyst
Azubi wrote:
NeglectedField wrote:Just polished my new boots. Don't know why I bothered :lol:

Helps keep them waterproof and maintain durability of the material.

:lol: Mr Deadpan.

Re: A free-for-all thread

Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:48 am
by Danroush
2013 section is up: can't do anything with it yet though, Lee's still fiddling with it :lol:

Re: A free-for-all thread

Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:33 am
by Lee Bloodstock
Stupid permissions system :rolleyes: :lol: All good now though....