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  1. The Lord's Prayer Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done On earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, And forgive us our trespasses As we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil. For Thine is the Kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. -- Amen Big Daddy's Rap Yo, Big Daddy upstairs, You be chillin, So be yo hood. You be sayin it, I be doin it In this here hood and yo's. Gimme some eats, And cut me some slack, Sos I be doin it to
  2. Here's Bill Blum, author of Killing Hope: US Military & CIA Interventions Since WWII, and other stuff. http://www.killinghope.org Democrats It gives me no pleasure to tear into the Democrats, as I've done on several occasions in this report, because I sorely wish there was a viable alternative to Bush. Kerry is viable, but he's not an alternative, particularly on foreign policy where his views are indistinguishable from those of George W. Ralph Nader is an alternative, but he's not viable because the entire electoral process is designed to make life impossible for third-party candidat
  3. I'll have: Analysis II: Hilbert spaces, Banach spaces, L_p spaces, Lebesgue measure & integration, etc. Textbook: Real Analysis by Royden Abstract Algebra III: noncommutative rings, modules, some categories, functors, tensor products, etc. Textbook: Algebra by Thomas Hungerford Set Theory: this is directed studies so I'm not sure what I'll do, except it'll probably be with the book by Kamke & the book by Suppes.
  4. how do i hypnotise myself? I've heard of athletes who can do that, and make themselves feel cold, etc on command. Aren't there a bunch of steps of relaxation involved? I should ask my old rowing coach about it; he said when he was an athlete, he'd concentrate on the flame of a candle for hours on end & when he finished he said it felt like only 5mins had gone by.
  5. I think even to discuss whether or not the Holocaust happened is already to lose one's humanity. If people really do want to discuss it though, I don't think there's any difficulty in showing that it happened, and that millions of random people were killed off. Why don't we discuss people who deny the American Holocaust? That would be much more interesting. To start, I'll throw out this passage from the introduction of the definitive text on US foreign policy since WWII: "In 1993, I came across a review of a book about people who deny that the Nazi Holocaust actually occurred. I wro
  6. or coding & then apply for the FBI. (or RCMP if you're in Canada)
  7. I hope this doesn't degenerate into a capitalist/anticapitalist thread because it's supposed to be about Hiroshima. (& Marx's Capital is ~1500 pages, so yeah, someone's got some reading to do) Here's the dissent from that guy Radhabinod Pal, the only independent Asian justice at the Tokyo trial (an Indian) and the only person there with any experience in international law: http://member.nifty.ne.jp/sv/history/Hall-content.htm summary: "The author, Radhabinod Pal was a judge as the representative of India in Tokyo Trial. His judgement document is appraised as a book of complete fairn
  8. what book did you use? I'm using Royden's in the fall, that's the one that the profs my dept like. I saw a bit of that stuff for the first time in the winter/spring when we did Fourier series. I guess the course I'm doing in the fall has Hilbert/Banach/L_p spaces with all the plumbing. There's some measure in there too, but that's off-topic here.
  9. no I think the stuff that's useful in the real world are just very special cases of more general stuff in math.
  10. great, i confused Dave even more... thx for clearing up that Banach/L_p space stuff. re: Banach spaces I know a Hilbert space is a certain kind of Banach space, and it's used in statistics & quantum mechanics. A guy I know told me that most of the theorems proved in Hilbert spaces were done by statisticians until the applications in quantum mechanics were found, because that's where it was used most.
  11. Almost done my undergrad degree... most useful math I know? I don't know but I would say the course that helped me most was the 1st abstract algebra couse I did because it introduced me to writing complete proofs, abstract stuff, functions, sets, relations, etc etc. It didn't get any harder after that.
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    Never heard that conspiracy theory before, but I know a guy who's living in Dalian right now who says that all the Chinese say that the US is just a 'paper tiger'. He also said that Sun-Tzu wrote 'when you are strong, act like you are weak; when you are weak act like you are strong". He says China could squash the USA like a bug, even now. (not in 20yrs or whatever)
  13. Radhabinod Pal (sp maybe), an Indian & the only independent Asian justice at the Tokyo trial, wrote that the only crime in the Pacific theatre that could compare with the Holocaust was the dropping of the bombs on Hiroshima & Nagasaki. That wasn't a war crime because the winning side did it. Basically atrocities becomes war crimes only if the winning side can show that the losing side did more of it than the losing side. "Terrorism" doesn't even compare with any of that stuff, unless you count the terrorism (torture, bombing soft targets, economic strangulation, overthrowing government
  14. I'l try rephrasing your problem: Let {a_k} be a sequence of real numbers such that \sum_{k=1}^{\infty}a_k converges, then {a_k} is square-summable. It's just analysis lingo which means that if I have a sequence, and I square all the terms & add them up in an infinite series, the series of squares converges. "Square-summable" is just a short way of saying it, same with "cube-summable" etc. As your problem shows, if a sequence is "summable" it isn't necessarily "square-summable" A vector in R^3 looks like this: (a_1, a_2, a_3), but another way of looking at it is as a sequence of 3 rea
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