Note how all the exodus is to places where people *own* their particular space and have substantial *control* over what's happening there. Personal blogs, tumblrs, etc. Not, say, subreddits or a new shinier group blog.
Posting on LW involves a sink-or-swim feeling: will it be liked/disliked? upvote...(read more)
It's a bad idea. Don't do it. You'll be turned off by all the low-level grudgery and it'll distract you from the real content.
Most of the time, you'll know if you found a solid proof or not. Those times you're not sure, just post a question on math.stackexchange, they're super-helpful.
> The fifth axiom is the only one which requires some effort to understand. Intuitively, it states that parallel lines do not intersect.
No. This is bad and you should feel bad. Parallel lines do not intersect, and the fifth postulate has nothing to do with it. What do you imagine [the definition o...(read more)
I just want to note here that Johnstone's book is amazing and I'm grateful to you for introducing me to it.
"Herzelia, Israel" should now be "Tel Aviv, Israel" as the location changed, The link to the FB event stays the same. Thanks!
The entire point of that whole battle is to encourage Harry to commit his hidden resources (Lesath under the Cloak). The whole brawl is basically a show put on for Harry's benefit. Since Quirrell controls the time of Harry's coming to the scene, he could easily take out Snape himself and move him ou...(read more)
Seems a bit strange that Quirrell didn't ask Harry to confirm in Parseltongue that Harry didn't have any contingency measures beyond those Quirrell already knows about (Lesath under the cloak). In the last chapter's discussion there were theories that Cedric Diggory might be around, time-turned with...(read more)
Tel Aviv has had regularly scheduled meetings for a while now, please add it to the regular list.
>If you're offended by any word in any language, it’s probably because your parents were unfit to raise a child. They were too stupid. They should have been neutered. Because all it is is a sound you can make with your mouth. It’s not a weakness that you have naturally. When you come out of that pin...(read more)
>I do not see how this suggestion could be positively refuted. It enjoys a status well known in academic circles and doubtless elsewhere,—that of the Remotely Conceivable Alternative, contrary to the obvious implication of the facts, incapable of proof or disproof.
-- Denys L. Page (1908-1978), His...(read more)