When people say ‘I hate math’ what you’re really saying is, ‘I hate the way mathematics was taught to me.’ Imagine an art class, in which, they teach you only how to paint a fence or wall, but never show you the paintings of the great masters. Then, of course, years later you would say, ‘I hate art.’ What you would really be saying is ‘I hate painting the fence.’ And so it is with math. When people say ‘I hate math’ what they are really saying is ‘I hate painting the fence.’
Some of you might have used this notation before, like Physics majors, practicing the dark arts.
We have to accept the Axiom of Choice. Otherwise, let’s pack and go home because we no longer have job.
I’ve been scowled at for using the informal ”tu” to an older Parisian woman I asked directions from, laughed at for carrying a 24-roll pack of toilet paper on Milan’s metro (I still don’t get what was wrong with this), and raised eyebrows by absent-mindedly addressing a ticket inspector on a Krakow tram as “Mummy.”
These sorts of gaffes seem to be amplified on public transit. Push your way onto a subway train in Copenhagen and you blend in – according to Danish friends it’s the one place in Denmark where mild social aggression is tolerated. Try the same thing in Glasgow and … well, just try it and see. In London, dumped newspapers on trains are a form of courtesy. In Vienna, they are treated like something dead that the cat’s dragged in.
In other words, it always helps to know the local rules. Talking to friends around Europe, I’ve compiled this summer travel season guide of specifically local subway do’s and don’ts in some of the continent’s major capitals.
Source : thisiscitylab
I made a mistake somewhere… In some sense you’re also responsible for my mistakes, if I make them and you don’t tell me then you’re my accomplices.
Finally, an adequate definition of the “friendzone”
i found you a nicely apt description of what the fucking friendzone is
I feel this needs to be re blogged….
Source : friendly-fyres
Q:" some infinities are bigger than other infinities " : you can't compare infinities because they are limitless; so does that expression mean something figuratively ?
The Infinite(s) has/have always fascinated mathematicians. Cantor went insane at the end of his life. Infinite does that to you. 😵
The harsh criticism has been matched by later accolades. In 1904, the Royal Society awarded Cantor its Sylvester Medal, the highest honor it can confer for work in mathematics. It has been suggested that Cantor believed his theory of transfinite numbers had been communicated to him by God.
Also, Hilbert said:
You actually can compare infinities even though they are limitless! In the 19th century, Georg Cantor proved that some infinite sets are bigger than others (the infinite set of natural numbers, for instance, is smaller than the infinite set of real numbers. (Minutephysics explains it really well in this video.)
So Van Houten is correct when he tells Hazel that some infinities are larger than others, but Hazel is wrong when she extrapolates this to mean that the set of numbers between 0 and 1 is smaller than the set of numbers between 0 and 2. (In fact, those sets are the same size, as explained in this great video about The Infinite Hotel Paradox.)
So the statement that “some infinities are bigger than other infinities” is literally true, but yes I also intended to mean something figuratively. (I take a lot of solace in knowing that in a universe defined by boundaries—a universe in which everything is temporary and everything will end—we are able to fathom boundlessness, and in fact to know so much about it.)
"No one shall expel us from the Paradise that Cantor has created."