How are you today?

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Re: How are you today?

Postby perkele » Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:32 pm

Modus.Ponens wrote:
perkele wrote:I have to write my silly math thesis. But my brain is rotten.


What is it about?


Complex dynamics (Julia sets 'n stuff).
I have a certain family of rational functions, parametrized by one complex parameter and I have to classify all the possible types of dynamics that can occur, what kinds of Fatou components, and whether the Julia set is connected and so on.
So then I have some fancy looking picture in the parameter space for example, similar like the Mandelbrot set for the family of quadratic polynomials, and many other fancy pictures of the Julia sets that my computer can make. But I have to prove all the stuff that my computer tells me and understand what it really means and why it is like that and connect it with the theory. And somehow I've lost interest in that long ago.
I'd rather go to the forest and become a tree.
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Re: How are you today?

Postby Cittasanto » Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:41 pm

I was hopin it was a+b=c
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Re: How are you today?

Postby perkele » Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:06 pm

Cittasanto wrote:I was hopin it was a+b=c

I will try to include that and mention you in the acknowledgements. :P
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Re: How are you today?

Postby Cittasanto » Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:12 pm

perkele wrote:
Cittasanto wrote:I was hopin it was a+b=c

I will try to include that and mention you in the acknowledgements. :P

:woohoo:
I will take full credit :tongue:

I subscribe to numberphile and watched this yesterday :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkBl7WKzzRw only reason I thought of it.
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Re: How are you today?

Postby perkele » Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:26 pm

Cittasanto wrote:
perkele wrote:
Cittasanto wrote:I was hopin it was a+b=c

I will try to include that and mention you in the acknowledgements. :P

:woohoo:
I will take full credit :tongue:

Granted.
I subscribe to numberphile and watched this yesterday :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkBl7WKzzRw only reason I thought of it.

Haha, just watched it. I want to get out of this. I'm getting numerophobic.

Okay, enough chit-chat. Next task: drinking coffee.

May the force be with you.
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Re: How are you today?

Postby retrofuturist » Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:58 pm

Greetings Viscid,

Viscid wrote:
retrofuturist wrote:Ha, yeah, thanks. I'll see how it goes. I'll just be myself - that's the only sensible and honest way to do these things...


I don't know you very well, but judging from your Facebook and posts on here, I can't imagine anyone finding much fault in you. You look like a great guy, a great father, and I'm sure you'll have no problem finding the right partner.

Thanks for the kind words.

Che sera sera. :D

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If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


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One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: How are you today?

Postby Cittasanto » Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:59 pm

perkele wrote:Haha, just watched it. I want to get out of this. I'm getting numerophobic.

Okay, enough chit-chat. Next task: drinking coffee.

May the force be with you.

haha well allot of it goes over my head when they are using letters, numbers... but
but I love coffee and have had hours of conversation on the topic :D

so in conclusion STOP COPYING MY GREATNESS :jedi:
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Re: How are you today?

Postby David N. Snyder » Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:14 am

mettafuture wrote:Thank god for Buddhism.


Thank god? Which god? :tongue:

Rah, Zeus, Jehovah, Brahma, Ahura Mazda (no, not the car)?
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Re: How are you today?

Postby Cittasanto » Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:40 am

David N. Snyder wrote:
mettafuture wrote:Thank god for Buddhism.


Thank god? Which god? :tongue:

Rah, Zeus, Jehovah, Brahma, Ahura Mazda (no, not the car)?

Sahampati
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Re: How are you today?

Postby David N. Snyder » Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:59 am

Cittasanto wrote:
David N. Snyder wrote:
mettafuture wrote:Thank god for Buddhism.


Thank god? Which god? :tongue:

Rah, Zeus, Jehovah, Brahma, Ahura Mazda (no, not the car)?

Sahampati


:clap: Correct! He is the one who convinced the Buddha to teach.
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Re: How are you today?

Postby mettafuture » Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:14 am

David N. Snyder wrote:
Cittasanto wrote:
David N. Snyder wrote:
Thank god? Which god? :tongue:

Rah, Zeus, Jehovah, Brahma, Ahura Mazda (no, not the car)?

Sahampati


:clap: Correct! He is the one who convinced the Buddha to teach.

:rofl:

That one!
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Re: How are you today?

Postby danieLion » Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:31 am

Viscid wrote:Hey! How are you?
Good? Bad? Content? Miserable?
What's going on in your life?

I noticed there wasn't a thread for people to talk about their lives casually, so here it is.

My back hurts. It usually hurts. Thanks for asking.
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Re: How are you today?

Postby James the Giant » Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:37 pm

I'm grumpy as hell. Thanks for asking. :tongue:
Then,
saturated with joy,
you will put an end to suffering and stress.
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Re: How are you today?

Postby Viscid » Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:53 pm

James the Giant wrote:I'm grumpy as hell. Thanks for asking. :tongue:


So am I! We should form a club of grumpy gentlemen. I don't know why, either-- It's a beautiful day outside (crazy for January in Toronto) and yet I don't want to engage with anyone. Aside from the Internet. And my music collection. Are you grumpy about anything specific/shareable?
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Re: How are you today?

Postby Cittasanto » Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:57 pm

I am happy as hell now I have my new tattoo :D
didn't hurt a bit, and £20 cheeper than I initially thought
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Re: How are you today?

Postby danieLion » Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:39 pm

Viscid wrote:
James the Giant wrote:I'm grumpy as hell. Thanks for asking. :tongue:


So am I! We should form a club of grumpy gentlemen. I don't know why, either-- It's a beautiful day outside (crazy for January in Toronto) and yet I don't want to engage with anyone. Aside from the Internet. And my music collection. Are you grumpy about anything specific/shareable?

I'll join. Wait! Do I have to be a gentleman?
I'm grumpy about: chronic pain, unemployment, being in debt, poverty, taxes, traffic congestion, my new health insurance company, all the people turned into zombies by their smart phones, and the Utah Jazz lost again.
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Re: How are you today?

Postby Justsit » Sun Jan 13, 2013 2:51 am

perkele wrote:... like the Mandelbrot set ...


You've seen the Buddhabrot, yes?
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Re: How are you today?

Postby retrofuturist » Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:41 am

Greetings,

Viscid wrote:
retrofuturist wrote:Greetings,
:woohoo:

Good luck!

Well - there is a 2nd date lined up now. The journey continues...

Metta,
Retro. :)
If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


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One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: How are you today?

Postby Cittasanto » Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:44 am

retrofuturist wrote:Greetings,

Viscid wrote:
retrofuturist wrote:Greetings,
:woohoo:

Good luck!

Well - there is a 2nd date lined up now. The journey continues...

Metta,
Retro. :)

:woohoo:
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Re: How are you today?

Postby Sylvester » Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:46 am

daverupa wrote:I'm on day 17 of a sickness; it began with the flu, and as that died off a cold arose, made worse by the horrible inversion in Salt Lake City of late. This morning sees me coming out of the woods. Maybe I'll get the flu shot next time.

Luckily, given the holidays, the end result is only about three days taken off of work, and since there were ample sick days saved up there shouldn't be any problems... but, the boss and one or two cow-orkers are probably going to be resentful for a while, so the work environment is going to be fairly stressful going forward, for a time at least.

Livelihood is such a bugbear...



Sorry to hear about your flu. Zap your boss with some metta, so that he/she will be less resentful. I've been similarly prone to illnesses, AFTER my Northern Winter flu jab. It must have over-primed my immune system...
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