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## #1 Re: Jokes » Optimism vs pessimism » 2006-01-13 03:39:40

You can extract happiness from pessimism. Exactly like Ricky said.

## #2 Jokes » Optimism vs pessimism » 2006-01-12 09:19:30

Chaotic Neutral
Replies: 12

Optimist: after rain comes sunshine
Pessimist: after sunshine comes rain

Now we apply a semantic equation and see who is right.

After rain comes sunshine ≈ After school comes vacation

As we know that after sunshine comes rain again, we state: After vacation comes school.
The second one has more than one answer: after vacation (the final one) comes work, and it has smaller vacations, more to do and less free time.
Then the optimist replies: but after work comes retirement, the golden years, when you can travel, enjoy life, .....!
On which the pessimist answers: but after retirement comes death.

## #3 Jokes » 2 stories » 2006-01-08 01:22:20

Chaotic Neutral
Replies: 3

The villagers asked Nasreddin Hodjah: what is more important, the sun or the moon?

Being a wise man, Hodjah answered: the sun shines when it's already light, but the moon shines when it's dark, therefore the moon is more important.

This one happened for real, don't know if you will understand the point of the story, but I'll try:

On the XVII sitting of the Communist Party in 1938, some minor party members saw marshall Malinovski with a beautiful woman. Of course, it was a dishonor for the married marshall to do such things. The party members immediately went to comrade Stalin  for report, hoping that the marshall would be relieved from command and the minor partymen would be rewarded for it.
Comrade Stalin knew that the minor partymen were nothing but losers, and that marshall Malinovski (who later would do a great job on the Eastern Front) was a real soldier, and a good one and therefore not replacable, so he could not allow some lesser folks to take his place.
So they came running into Stalin's office, saying: "comrade Stalin, we've seen marshall Malinovski with a sinful woman, what should we do?"

## #4 Re: Introductions » I actually never introduced myself » 2006-01-08 01:03:39

Starting a new ground... Sounds like something for me, you know I'm not so content with the word random and would like to see a more precise probability calculation system.
As with social mechanics, I would like to see a precise way of calculating.
My background (I will not say which one) allowed me to make very few mistakes, and that was the way I learned to think right, and later I figured out it was the mathematical way of thinking. Now I've quit the old lifestyle, studying in school, but the way of thinking remains.

As for krassi_holmz: V Rossije zima ochen holodnaja. Ja iz Murmanska, tam zimoj -40
V Belgie zimy potchti net. Tut shas +2.

## #5 Re: Introductions » I actually never introduced myself » 2006-01-06 11:14:57

You've read my posts. Worth continuing?

## #6 Re: Introductions » I actually never introduced myself » 2006-01-06 09:05:21

Privet. Menja zovut Igor, a tebja?
U menja net kirillitsy na klaviature.
Ty neploho znajesh russkij, on trudnij.

## #7 Re: Jokes » joke about pi » 2006-01-06 02:07:16

Other languages? Crane operators use 'vira' for up and 'majna' [mie-nah] for down. All around the world.

## #8 Introductions » I actually never introduced myself » 2006-01-06 02:02:48

Chaotic Neutral
Replies: 16

Hello. I am 17 years old, live for the moment in Belgium, I am from Russia and have lived in many places in the world. I'm still in high school, when I'll finish it I will study at a maritime academy and (hopefully) become a maritime officer.
I have some problems with maths, as I calculate quite slowly in my head. Therefore I am more busy with logic and philosophy. However, I do my best to understand mathematics, and dedicate time to it.

## #9 Re: Introductions » Winter Lover » 2006-01-06 01:56:15

Where I come from, if you pee outside it freezes before it hits the ground in the winter.

## #10 Re: This is Cool » Nerd clothes: where to buy? » 2005-12-23 22:56:00

A man should be balanced and equally skilled in all ways, said the Greeks.

It's in 3d.

## #12 Re: Dark Discussions at Cafe Infinity » Monkey Island » 2005-12-18 03:32:00

And so doesn't the 4.

## #13 Re: Introductions » Здрасти by krassi_holmz » 2005-12-16 00:09:46

привет is Hi.
Здрасти=hello (short form of zdravstvujte=[be healthy]=greetings)
The Slavian R is similar to the Scottish.

And that Russian translator gives many mistakes.It does not translate the falling causes (nominative, genitive...)
Interesting thing I've noticed, the Russian grammar is almost 100% identical with that of Latin.Of course, the words are different, but a sentence could be inverted how you want.Inverted could a sentence be how want you.Then the accent/context switches a little.

As for krassi: how many letters does your alphabet have?Is the language noticeably changed towards the west (as you notice if you compare Russian to Ukrainian, Russian is more adapted to the western science/culture) or are most words still original?

As for justlooking: Yes, even more.There are apart letters for the sh-sounds (each one of them!), and 2 special signs (change "hardness" of a consonant).

## #14 Re: Guestbook » Male vs. Female injuiry » 2005-12-14 23:32:20

I am chaotic Neutral. Still 3:6

## #15 Dark Discussions at Cafe Infinity » Monkey Island » 2005-12-14 22:37:54

Chaotic Neutral
Replies: 10

Is anyone here familiar with those games?I think they are masterpieces.But the 3d perspective messed it all up in the latest sequel.What do you think?

## #16 Re: Help Me ! » Trigonometry » 2005-12-14 07:51:34

Aye aye, captain Rottingham! Calculators at deck, rrreform in rradials if ye think it will make ye life easier.

## #17 Re: This is Cool » Philosophy of math » 2005-12-14 07:32:03

Could exact-similary fractals be created in other ways than using standard geometry figures?

## #18 Re: This is Cool » One divided by Infinity » 2005-12-14 02:51:52

What does it really mean?

## #19 Re: Jokes » I am back baby!!! look at the untruth » 2005-12-13 05:53:37

He's been here since the time that huge amounts of blingbling still were popular in the ghetto

## #20 Re: Jokes » jokes about cows » 2005-12-12 22:48:29

This one is about horses, but still....

A man was driving across the English countryside and his car stalled.He checked the engine but found nothing wrong.Suddenly he heard: petrol!
He looked around, there was no one except a black horse.He ignored it and kept looking.Then he heard: petrol! once again.
He looked in the trunk, found a can of petrol, poured the petrol into the tank and drove on, stopping by the nearest tavern.
When he told the bartender about it, he answered calmly: Well you were lucky.Usually there's a white horse there and it knows nothing about cars.

## #21 Re: This is Cool » One divided by Infinity » 2005-12-12 08:59:04

Allright let's see who can write the most zeroes.

My attempt: 100!×(Length of Pi tail when written in size 24 expressed in tenths of nanometres) zeroes

## #22 Re: This is Cool » Philosophy of math » 2005-12-12 05:24:54

My graphic calculator (rounded 10^13) gives the same.

## #23 Re: This is Cool » Philosophy of math » 2005-12-12 03:24:49

Which I suppose makes them fractals.

Another question: do you think Newtonian (or any) laws apply to the noosphere or to people's information fields?
Ok, this isn't really scientific but "what comes around goes around" sure looks like one of Newton's laws.
And if information fields can be defined, how?

## #24 Re: This is Cool » One divided by Infinity » 2005-12-12 02:32:39

To stay on topic, my new guess on 1/infinity would be
0,00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000[infinite number of zeroes]000000000000001

## #25 Re: This is Cool » Philosophy of math » 2005-12-11 23:27:55

That rises a question: are flames fractals? As we know, fire isn't "really" a substance, so it can't "really" have a form?