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I'm a .NET developer, currently working on a personal project called Helium Scraper at http://www.heliumscraper.com


Jan
7
comment How do I convince someone that $1+1=2$ may not necessarily be true?
Note that while 1 + 1 = 2 can be false if you use different axioms, 1 + 1 = 2 is not itself an axiom. So using the Peano Axioms (which are usually implied unless otherwise stated), 1 + 1 = 2 can only be true since it necessarily follows from the axioms.
Dec
17
comment Which real numbers have two representations?
Here 'terminates' refers to the same kind of reals I was referring to as ending with 0000... right?
Dec
17
comment Which real numbers have two representations?
Yeah, in decimal base.
Dec
17
comment Refuting the Anti-Cantor Cranks
I think this actually shows that before applying Cantor's argument to any list, you need to make it at least base 4 and then use two numbers in the middle (such as 4 and 5 in base 10) to generate the anti-diagonal.
Dec
17
comment Refuting the Anti-Cantor Cranks
Would downvoters mind providing a proof that this argument is wrong instead? As far as I understand, Cantor's argument should work in any base, with any arbitrary infinite list of reals.
Dec
4
comment Random range that iteratively multiplied by itself tends to 1
So this is why I was having so much trouble trying to figure out myself why it works...
Apr
28
comment Simple or maybe not so simple probabilistic question
Your reading is perfectly right. I'll check that article. Hope I can manage to plug it with your explanation here.
Apr
28
comment Simple or maybe not so simple probabilistic question
well is 1000 per chromosome and I might have thousands of chromosomes. This should be as fast as possible anyway. If I know how many gens to mutate I can easily make some other random function that will tell me which of them to mutate
Dec
14
comment How to calculate likelihood to succeed knowing attempts and successful attempts amounts?
I do the -1 so that cases with small Tries don't get a very high number, so that, for example, 1 / 1 doesn't get 100%
Dec
13
comment How to calculate likelihood to succeed knowing attempts and successful attempts amounts?
Wouldn't (SuccessfulAttempts - 1) / Tries be a good approximation?
Aug
28
comment Optimal sample size?
I DO know the population size. But that's all I know. If I HAVE to pick a confidence level I would say 95% is fine.
Aug
27
comment Optimal sample size?
No I don't. As I said all I know is the population size, so I guess we would use normal distribution...