Other than writing research papers, what do you guys use LaTex for? I recall some anon's on here saying they actually put their lecture notes or example problems in LaTex. Worth it or autistic? Any other tips for using LaTex to make math life easier?
I use it for making notes on Anki a lot. Being able to make flash cards for certain concepts and equations is neat to have in addition to reinforcing with problem sets. It's also great for making your own custom notes. Say you have several textbooks that you want to learn from, you simply take what's best out of all of them and transcribe into a LaTeX document, equations and all. It's like writing your own textbook
>>8099338 If you are going to be writing papers in LaTeX, getting practice by writing your notes in LaTeX is good anyway. You will eventually be able to type in TeX about as fast as you type normally. I have bad handwriting, so I like typing my notes, and when I took classes like model theory or commutative algebra, something which uses a lot of different alphabets (fracturs, script, greek, etc.), it became really helpful to be able to type things using the right symbols straight away.
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First, we don't have the technology to make another planet habitable, secondly, if/when we do develop this technology it will likely require the complete deconstruction of the planet's surface which is something we can't really do with an already-inhabited planet.
>spends a fair amount of time walking upright is not the same thing as >is fully adapted to walking upright if you watch bonobos walk, their gait is awkward as fuck. it's nowhere near as smooth as an animal fully adapted to upright walking
you can teach dogs or cats to spend lots of time upright too. that doesn't mean they're bipedal
Gambling noob, heres my question So lets say youre at a casino, putting money on a coinflip which is exactly 50/50. What im thinking is that there should be almost no possible way to loose money provided that you can bet as much money as you would like as many times as you like and always recieve either the exact amout back if you win or loose the exact amount if you loose. So what Im thinking is that if you bet 5$ and loose, youre down 5. So you bet another 5 for the chance of making the money back. Now lets say you loosr again and youre down 10. You bet 10$ for a chance... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
This is one of the simplest betting systems that a gambler discovers. It does not work and leads to tears and ruin. It doesn't take much analysis to realize that this strategy only works if you have infinite money and there is no bet limit.
>be undergraduate student >email professor I really want to work with asking if he has a research position available for me >he says he would love to talk to me, and for me to email times that i am available to speak with him >do exactly that >no response >wait a week >reply again just in case he didn't see it >no response Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>took Chemistry 101 final yesterday at a community college >professor keeps going near me and tries to look at what I am doing >See him look at my test >doesn't do it to anyone else >sits right in front near me
Is it because I'm Latino or the fact that I never gave a shit about this fucking class and he knew it?
I love math, geochemistry, biochemistry, condensed matter physics, astronomy, and ciphers, encryption algorithms, machine learning and all that.
I know these are way too many interests and I need to narrow what I enjoy, but I just can't pick what to study and ultimately make a career out of it. I want to innovate and create something new in this world and leave my mark on it.
Suggestions on what to pursue? How should I narrow down my interests.
>>8083788 Narrow down your interests by inquiring after the type of work the people in these fields do. If you really can't narrow it down, do something like EE which covers a lot of subjects. Do not do this >>8083800 under any circumstances, cause you'll end up a CS monkey if you don't have a vested interest strong enough to get you to academia. Same for Chem and Bio.
>Friend has a master's degree in mathematics >We get to talking, I call philosophy useless >He insists that mathematics and philosophy have a lot in common and eventually become the same thing at a high enough level and that he has total respect for it as a discipline >I can't contradict him because I don't have a master's in math Was he right?
>>8094262 I have a master degree in math and I can tell your friend is a reddit tier pseudo-intellectual. Math doesn't need and doesn't involve philosophy. Of course you can jerk off over philosophy, but that's just your own decision to waste your time.
For the longest time, I thought UFOs were total bullshit, and most "sightings" probably have completely rational, conventional explanations.
Then I read about the 1976 Tehran UFO.
This is a well-documented Iranian military interception by fighter pilots. As a fighter was trying to get a lock on the thing, it disappeared and reappeared behind him, sent out some "orbs", and somehow remotely jammed his fighter's equipment (even the ejector seat) before speeding off and un-jamming the poor fighter pilot's jet controls. To this day everybody involved maintains it was "not of terrestrial origin".
Is it totally implausible that some far-advanced alien civilization with FTL travel and super-science we can't even comprehend would send out regular spy probes over a habitable-zone planet like Earth?
I'm not so sure anymore. Can you explain selective EMP like that?
>>8098504No. This is stupid. No aliens have visited earth. There is literally no way an alien civilisation even knows we exist. It is also incredibly pompous and arrogant to believe they would waste their resources on us.
>>8098504 So a single person reported seeing some weird shit while alone and stressed, and you think that the presence of highly advanced alien observers is the most reasonable explanation for that? Either you're a complete moron, or you actually started out with the conclusion of "aliens are here!" and are just looking for anything that agrees with your beliefs.
Most scifi probably makes aliens humanlike or literally just differently colored humans to make them more relatable to the reader/audience.
Bipedalism, however, opens ourselves up to possibilities that other animals cannot take advantage of. Standing upright exposes less of your body's surface area to the sun, making thermoregulation easier. It also allows the hands to be more dexterous, because you dont need to use them in regular movement (the knuckle walking that other primates do).
>>8085887 You need to be able to create and use tools, which means the possible forms are limited. You often hear that dolphins or elephants could be sentient or some shit, but as long as they are inherently incapable of creating and using tools they will be condemned to mediocrity.
The only thing people seem to see when thinking about nuclear pulse propulsion is:"Muh nukes r bad and inherently unsafe way of space travel!!!"
What people seem to fail to comprehend is that there is literally no inherently safe method of propulsion. You need much energy to move mass anywhere so you're going to need energy dense stuff to propel you there. Also, whole Orion Mars class mission could be done with crew exposure of only 100-20 Rems, which is less than with nuclear thermal.
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Nuclear pulse propulsion is obscenely expensive Nukes cost hundreds of millions of dollars apiece The only practical use for nuclear pulse propulsion today is if we really, REALLY needed to leave the solar system ASAP with current technology
>why the fuck is NASA wasting it's money for a new Saturn V ripoff Because its program cost is only half of what the Saturn V cost, and it is 86% as capable as Saturn V >b-but muh flight rate! Saturn V only flew 13 times and look what they accomplished with that
>>8066775 >"The vehicles were small enough to be lifted into space by Saturn chemical rocket, and the cost of the Saturn boosters turned out be more than half the estimated cost of the whole enterprise. Grossly implausible claim, comparing the final costs of a realized system to the optimistic estimates of a physicist about an entirely new, untested technology.
Furthermore, he claims that it could send "eight men and 100 tons of cargo on fast trips to Mars and back", but... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
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