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bio website gideondsouza.com
location Mumbai, India
age 24
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seen Oct 25 at 19:30

I'm Gideon Israel Dsouza. Check out my CV on Careers. (gidisrael-at-gmail-com)

I've been teaching myself programming since I was about 11.

I have the odd need to know how everything works. I own Linux, OSX and Windows and play with C#, Perl, Python, RaspberryPi's and Arduino. Check out my CPAN modules and my latest side project : http://perlmonksflair.com/

I will usually edit your question or answer if it's a huge block of unstructured text :)

Behold my Unicorn:

Unicorn for Gideon


Aug
28
accepted can't seem to understand $\sin{\theta} = y$ on a unit circle
Aug
28
comment can't seem to understand $\sin{\theta} = y$ on a unit circle
ok! I get it!!! I get it! So when we're talking from the positive axis I always have to count from there. (Or IOW the point P that you mentioned)
Aug
27
comment can't seem to understand $\sin{\theta} = y$ on a unit circle
@Shahar I'm christian but my father in his mad Biblical and Jewish fest named me so, along with taking me to the synagogue nearby every now and then.
Aug
27
comment can't seem to understand $\sin{\theta} = y$ on a unit circle
Yes, but what suddenly makes it $-\sin{\theta}$ now? The diagram has the same theta and the double lines marked on both, leading me to believe that the measure of the angles are the same!
Aug
27
comment can't seem to understand $\sin{\theta} = y$ on a unit circle
oh oh! Is it because the y co-ordinate is really negative not positive. I am however not seeing how this magically makes theta become theta+pi :/
Aug
27
comment can't seem to understand $\sin{\theta} = y$ on a unit circle
Ok, starting to make some sense. So you're saying the measure at the angle along OB is actually not $\theta$ but $\pi + \theta$ ? But how do I really know when this is the case?
Aug
27
comment can't seem to understand $\sin{\theta} = y$ on a unit circle
@Shahar Yes. Very much an Israeli name, my middle name is also Israel by the way. So both my first and my middle name have never gone down well in india.
Aug
27
asked can't seem to understand $\sin{\theta} = y$ on a unit circle
Aug
17
comment Preparing for Spivak
What would you recommend for self study? I've tried many times unsucessfullly with Tomas/Finney's - Calculus. I've been using khan academy lately.
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Mar
5
awarded  Talkative
Mar
4
comment A family has three children. What is the probability that at least one of them is a boy?
I'm asking as a newbie :) @labbhattacharjee your answer suggests P(GGG) is 1/8 (which it is if there are possibilities, which will have to include order like DonAntonios answer)
Mar
4
comment A family has three children. What is the probability that at least one of them is a boy?
@DonAntonio even what you mean is that the order of the births matter right?
Mar
4
comment A family has three children. What is the probability that at least one of them is a boy?
So you are saying the order does matter right?
Jun
8
awarded  Constituent
Jun
8
awarded  Caucus
Oct
17
awarded  Yearling
Dec
12
awarded  Quorum
Nov
8
accepted finding n with N $\left ( \mu ,\frac{\sigma^2}{n} \right ) $ with given probability
Nov
8
comment finding n with N $\left ( \mu ,\frac{\sigma^2}{n} \right ) $ with given probability
yay! This came somewhat handy in my paper today, which was SO awesum!! =)