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About Daedalus

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  • Birthday 01/15/1979

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    Oklahoma, US
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    Music Theory and Composition, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics.
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    Software Engineer

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  1. The Official JOKES SECTION :)

    Yes, it was a joke meme, which is why I posted it here
  2. The Official JOKES SECTION :)

    Get the cannon!!!
  3. Latex test

    No problem studiot. I figured I'd bump this thread to test some latex \( f(x)=x^2 \). I've seen the update tutorial, but it just doesn't seem to work for me \[ f(x)=x^2 \] [edit] Well, this post actually worked... However, I did have to refresh the browser like you said! This is unacceptable. The preview doesn't show the equations. So, you have to actually make a post to see if the latex works. I've been wanting to release my work on the Collatz conjecture here on the forum, but there are a lot of equations that I have to use latex to write. Since I can't preview the post anymore, I have to make several edits after posting
  4. Latex test

    It has been a long time since I've used latex on the forum, and now I find I can't get it to work and the preview post doesn't seem to work either. I have to say that the old way of using latex and previewing the post worked a lot better, but it is most likely that I'm not familiar with how the new forum software works. What's really weird is that this post is displaying a horizontal scroll bar instead of wrapping the text... \[f(x)=\frac{x}{3}\]
  5. Solving An Open Problem: The First Steps

    To put it simply, solving any mathematical problem involves analyzing numbers for patterns. Of course, complex problems involve several patterns that need to be recognized so that one can formulate the equations that predict the behavior of the problem being solved. To be able to recognize various patterns that crop up in mathematics, you need to expand upon your mathematical toolkit such as knowing the Binomial function or how to factor integers. For instance, when you learn something like the quadratic equation, you are adding a mathematical tool that you can use to analyze patterns in numbers. In the end, It's really like putting a puzzle together except you know the big picture and are trying to find the equations that represent the puzzle pieces. The more propositions, lemmas, and theorems you know, the better you will be at extracting puzzle pieces that fit together to solve the big picture of the problem. For unsolved mathematical problems, you strip away all of the known patterns in the numbers until you have either solved for the equations that predicts the behavior of the entire system or are left with a pattern where you don't have the equations that predict the numbers. For the latter case, new mathematics can arise when you finally solve for the equations or algorithms that describe previously unknown patterns. If you cannot find the patterns that predict the behavior of the system, you can sometimes formulate conjectures on how these patterns might behave. I would post an example based on my work on the Collatz conjecture, but I'm having problems getting latex to work in the new forum software. For some reason, the latex isn't being compiled into an image.
  6. Ah... Another trip around the Sun completed!

    1. MigL


      For the Earth or for you ?
      If for you, Happy Birthday !

      ( just noticed your birthdate in your profile; mine is on Friday, the 19th )

    2. zapatos


      Happy birthday! The anniversary of your forceful expulsion from your mother's loins!

  7. The Official JOKES SECTION :)

    Pencil and Trump Head!
  8. The Official JOKES SECTION :)

    Bilbos Danny!!! I said Bilbos!!!
  9. A Concert by Deadalus

    It has been a while since I've released a new song, but I'm happy to share a collaboration between myself and my very talented friend, Dean Rockholt. Dean came up with the melody, and the guitar and drum parts. I then added the strings and extended the melody by giving it fills and changing a few notes, but Dean's original melody is still intact. As some of you know, I lived in North Carolina for a few years, which is where I met Dean and his family. This song, North Carolina Nights, is dedicated to all of my friends and family living in North Carolina. Enjoy!!!
  10. The Official JOKES SECTION :)

    Moontanman, that reminded me of Bo Burnham's song, "From God's Perspective - You're Not Going to Heaven". ROFL!!!
  11. Nice cover photo Imatfaal!!!

    1. imatfaal


      Thanks.  It is a view from Barf - a fell in England's Lake District; which we are all very fond of but is tiny when compared to the lakes of most of the world.  It is home to England's Highest Peak Scafell Pike at a towering 978m  which again shows how England tends to be on a smaller scale than most of our neighbours and even more so compared to other places on other continents

  12. I actually made a Flat Earther leave a conversation on FB all butt hurt! He even blocked notifications from me on the thread!!!

    1. imatfaal


      Gotta be done.  Hopefully the flat-earther will have a sudden dawning recognition that they have been wrong all this time