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Sep
22nd
2016

Maths is Useful · 10:20pm Sep 22nd, 2016

Anyway, so for some reason, lately I've been noticing a lot of anti-maths sentiment on Fimfiction. One common claim seems to be "yeah, so basic algebra is useful, but we're

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Report VitalSpark · 316 views · #maths #math #life
Aug
27th
2016

Pythagorean Mentality · 4:18pm Aug 27th, 2016

Ask anyone I know personally, and they'll tell you that I like mathematics, simplicity, and ease of access to information.
Never is this more true than when I find a number in my life that has significance to me, and an easily noticed mathematical quirk to it.
I like finding simple ratios in the ratings of my stories, pulling apart the systems by which stories are ranked, and I sigh with the mental ease of finding a perfect square number somewhere of value.

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Report HypernovaBolts11 · 151 views · #MATH!
Jul
4th
2012

Writing: Short-shorts and the word-count donut hole · 10:40pm Jul 4th, 2012

I've said before that the story length between short-short, and 10,000 words, is very hard. Short shorts, under 1500 words, have just one or two scenes and jump directly into the action. Stories over 12,000 words are long enough that I can rearrange the order of presentation to put something catchy at the front. But 2,000-8,000 words is hell – there aren’t enough scenes to rearrange them, yet there’s too much setup necessary to start at the beginning.

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Report Bad Horse · 877 views · #writing #math
Nov
20th
2016

The real failure of democracy in the United States · 6:33am Nov 20th, 2016

A lot of people are bemoaning Trump’s election as a failure of democracy. I think the reactions of the losing party reveal a bigger failure (which both parties are guilty of):

“Hillary failed to motivate the Democratic base.” (I hate the term “base”. It means “the extremists”.)

“Clinton got only 88% of the black vote. Obama got 93%.” (Should have run someone who would have been the first black president again instead.)

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Report Bad Horse · 2,119 views · #politics #math
Aug
21st
2015

Math · 2:51pm Aug 21st, 2015

Why's math so important? I mean, I get it, math is important, even if I don't like it so much, but that isn't the problem. The problem is, at least for me, why is it so important in the structure of my classes which level math you're in? I'm at grade level, but I'm friends with all these geniuses who aren't, so I get no time with them at all? I mean, that would be okay if I got to hang out with them AFTER school, but no, I have no social life. On half days, when everyone else goes out to the

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Report viclouiis · 152 views · #math #friends
Dec
11th
2016

Author clusters question · 4:10am Dec 11th, 2016

I tried clustering fimfiction authors based on who follows them. See BIG BOX OF STUFF YOU DON'T NEED TO READ below for details.

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Report Bad Horse · 1,462 views · #math #fimfiction
Mar
31st
2018

I am super trashed and I had a great Passover night, so here’s my brother’s Doctoral thesis · 1:41am Mar 31st, 2018

The title is “THE LEIBNIZ FORMULA FOR DIVIDED DIFFERENCE OPERATORS ASSOCIATED TO KAC-MOODY ROOT SYSTEMS”.

If you’re interested in that sort of thing, here it is.

My brother’s Doctoral thesis.

I’ll let him know how people respond, if anyone does.

Report Majin Syeekoh · 311 views · #thesis #math
Dec
17th
2017

My Writing Explained In Math · 2:17am Dec 17th, 2017

So, I used the new Match BBCodes to quantify my writing.

My Writing = \frac{Spike \pm \sqrt{romance tag - talent}}{random shipping}

Now it should all make sense to you guys.

Feb
9th
2016

I'm Pancake! · 6:12pm Feb 9th, 2016

Math problem of the day: The Pancake Problem - What is the maximum number of flips required to reorder a stack of n pancakes so they are all ordered by size - biggest at the bottom, smallest on top.

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Report Pineta · 353 views · #pancakes #math
Nov
13th
2014

We are the two percent · 2:35am Nov 13th, 2014

CORRECTED NOV. 13 AS PER HeirOfNorton's OBSERVATION THAT BOOKSTATS FIGURES INCLUDE JOURNALS, AND INSTEAD USING NIELSEN BOOKSCAN FIGURES:

Total books sold in America in 2013: 2.6 billion.

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Report Bad Horse · 1,431 views · #math #fimfiction
Oct
24th
2014

@#& *&#$%#$% #$%$#%!!! (recommendation system killed) · 4:06pm Oct 24th, 2014

After the recent site update, the list of users who favorited a story is NO LONGER AVAILABLE.

That's a catastrophe for my recommendation system. With favorites by story, I could just pull the favorites on the top 1000 stories, and that provided enough data to bootstrap the system. More importantly, I could get the favorites off new stories as they come out.

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Report Bad Horse · 583 views · #math #code
Jan
26th
2017

Reckoning: Epoch Time Between Illusionary Worlds · 2:09am Jan 26th, 2017

[Music]

E is Equestria while V is Valley. 7 days on E is = to 2 months in V but when the bridge between E and V are open, time is ≠ to V instead = to E. I must find the time difference between E and V by days...
6 (d = Days)
60d / 7d = 8.57d (Let us imagine that every month on E is 30d, this is where I get 60d, 2 months adds up to 60d)
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8.6d

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Report TheSpiritWolf12 · 241 views · #Math #Reckoning
Mar
3rd
2020

Advanced math lessons are not practical in real life · 12:09pm March 3rd

We all studied math, right? Algebra, calculus, trigonometry, solving x's and y's, etc. I'm sure you also encounter the quadratic formula.

Well, when you enter the corporate world, did you realize that these lessons are not useful after all? I sure am.

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Sep
23rd
2015

The Calculus of Life · 8:19am Sep 23rd, 2015

This has a lot more to it than just me being in Calculus III!

You know, I look around myself daily, and see so many people. So many lives, so many stories lived, and I am one of them; I get to live my own personal life story, and no one else gets to. It's interesting, peculiar, for one.

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Report Rain Light · 140 views · #life #math
Mar
23rd
2016

Blog Post #60 · 11:57pm Mar 23rd, 2016


I wholeheartedly agree.

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Report Chicago Ted · 230 views · #The Blue Rose #Math
May
11th
2016

Math · 7:43am May 11th, 2016

You know, I've been wondering: can you write a legitimately exciting story about mathematics? It seems like the answer would be "yes, ye can, ye scurvy dog." But it seems very hard; I think there are a few questions that would need to be answered first:
1. What is the driving plot device?
2. How do you make math exciting and attention holding?
3. How does the author write for non-PhD's? How is the particular field in math explained without feeling condescending or too jargon-y?

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Dec
24th
2015

Hey You, Micro Human Fans! Answer This! · 5:12pm Dec 24th, 2015

*Take the One Question Survey.

*For a better view of the image: Here's a Link


Why do I ask? For the next Math Game of course! You may find you don't like humans as small, or large, as you thought you did. A food for thought experiment if you will.

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Dec
19th
2016

The survey-giver is not your pal, or, How to piss people off with a survey · 3:40am Dec 19th, 2016

Right now, 1,638 people and/or ponies have answered the fimfiction survey. Thanks very much! I didn't expect to hit 1000 for a long time.

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Report Bad Horse · 1,813 views · #fimfiction #survey #math #umbrage
May
5th
2016

Statistics! · 1:03pm May 5th, 2016

Everybody loves statistics, right?!

Okay, so here's a breakdown of the ratings of my stories:

Yes, that's right, most of my stories are not clop! :derpyderp2:

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Apr
24th
2016

Pink Math · 12:40pm Apr 24th, 2016

Here’s a bit of wisdom from the SMBC comic:

As the creator of a few pink math blog posts (see: The Pinkie Pie Guide to Irrational and Transcendental Numbers) this got my attention. Let’s examine the problem.

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Report Pineta · 544 views · #math #pinkification #feminism
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