Caminante Nocturno  20080604 Infinity stars.



kelpfoot  20080604 You all suck at set theory.
Georg Cantor is ashamed.



kelpfoot  20080607 Alephnull squared is still alephnull. Back to discrete math with you!

Lurchi  20080607 Alephnull squared=c (the continuum)

halon  20080608 To change the magnitude of alephnull in a mathematically meaningful way, you would need to do something like 2^(alephnull). This is not "the continuum" (I don't think you really understand the continuum hypothesis), but "alephone".
This is still a humorously small (countably) infinite magnitude when compared against something like the cardinality of the set of real numbers.
Somebody didn't do well in discrete.

Lurchi  20080609 You're right, you're right, I should have said alephnull^alephnull, or 2^alephnull.
Whether alephone (which is uncountably infinite)=c or not is undecidable. (c being the cardinality of the set of real numbers)
Correct me if I'm wrong, I never took discrete math.

halon  20080609 That all sounds about right.
If you're genuinely interested in set theory and counting, you should try taking some classes at a local college (assuming they have a halfway decent mathematics or computer science department). Single classes aren't terribly expensive (and if you don't care about credits profs will almost always let you audit them, even if you're not an actually enrolled student), and it's a good way to get some real exposure to the concepts and what they can be used for. Algorithm analysis and complexity theory are some of my favorites (I've done a PhD course in the latter, and a several undergrad/masters level courses in the former). I would recommend some books, but really there is no substitute for a person who knows their shit and is willing to help you puzzle out some of the more inscrutable stuff (and there is a lot of that).
If you're interested in complexity theory I CAN suggest a book, though. "Computers and Intractibility" by Garey/Johnson. You can probably pick it up on amazon.com, and it is fantastic.



Godard's Drinking Problem  20080604 (gwah)

halon  20080604 this really needs to be a trait that's bred for

Stog  20080604 On repeat forever.

Beyonce Knowles  20080604 5 for this, but also for the related "Girl with narcolepsy passes out" video.

TinManic  20080604 aww, sleepy kitty falldowngoboom!


ProfessorChaos  20080604 This looks like a puppet.

Gerhard  20080604 All cats do this, constantly.

minimalist  20080604 THERE... IS... NO...THING
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZNFSWU1YrU

RandomFerret  20080604 Funny.

Cleaner82  20080604 Works for me!

Bone_Vulture  20080604 Someone make a looping .gif out of this and post a link.


Comeuppance  20080604 +∞

Desidiosus  20080604 Narcolepsy always makes for great videos.

Chalkdust  20080605 the painting in the background, a silent observer to the cat's dream, going in fastforward

Genghis the gerbil  20080605 It was trying to headbutt the ear mites out.

j lzrd / swift idiot  20080610 The postercat for chronic boredom. [THUNK]

Lauritz Melchior  20081009 While I almost always love cat videos, this was so much better than I expected.

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