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    How to get published

    I have discovered something in mathematics (related to graph theory) that seems interesting and as far as I know (some google searches + asking around on IRC) it may be original. What steps do I take now? As an undergrad I have access to professors. So I figure I would approach a professor I...
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    News Free speech zones?

    So long as the event takes place on public property, yes, I would.
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    News Free speech zones?

    You could have Googled it first. http://www.skinheadnation.co.uk/sharpskinheads.htm [Broken] I'm sorry to hear that, and I'm sorry to have offended you. Under what circumstances would you feel a public neo-nazi demonstration is permissible?
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    News Free speech zones?

    We're talking about forcing a few elderly people with anti-war signs to move a quarter mile away from a Bush gathering. What would the costs have been if those people were permitted to stay? They might have gotten a bit of media attention. That's it. The only danger is that they might have...
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    News Free speech zones?

    I would argue it's not quite a false dichotomy because I'm not saying it's either/or, just that Evo's statements have lead me to believe she only would like free speech to happen in private. It is certainly possible that there are public circumstances where Evo would not wish a peacable...
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    News Free speech zones?

    Though this is just a small point, not all skinheads are racist. There are also SHARP skinheads (Skinheads Against Racial Prejudice). Second, you seem genuinely opposed to free speech. You appear to have no problem with people saying what they want, so long as they do it in private. If...
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    News The Imams removed from US Air flight - the real story?

    OK, so we've established: 1. You don't think the match lady incident is relevant to the Imams 2. You don't think the match lady incident is relevant to prayer on airplanes Yes, I have been on an airplane. Apparently (so I have read) the current policy is that you may use a cell phone on...
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    News Free speech zones?

    Why not make a national free speech zone inside a desert in Utah, reserved for all views that disagree with governmental policy? No press access, of course. But if you want to hear a few dissenting views, all you have to do is go to Utah, so it's perfectly fair. I'm sure that's what the...
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    News The Imams removed from US Air flight - the real story?

    It's irrelevant to prayer on an airplane, not the Imams specifically. It is irrelevant because it is not just "affecting passengers on an airline." The sulfurous odor was actually a possible indicator of a bomb threat, i.e. far outside the realm of mere annoyance, and therefore not applicable...
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    News The Imams removed from US Air flight - the real story?

    Evo, the match example is completely irrelevant, as it suggested an actual bomb threat. Also you still haven't answered my question: why would Fred praying out loud bother a reasonable person any more than Fred talking loudly on a cell phone?
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    Dollars and Cents

    I liked it most when the woman said "Well, I guess that's a matter of opinion."
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    Dollars and Cents

    He did try that a lot. The reps either couldn't do or refused to do the units arithmetic, telling him that his kb usage x .002 cents/kb is "72" when they do it on their calculator, and insisting it's 72 "dollars" when he asked for the units.
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    News Free speech zones?

    (is there already a thread on this?) I was doing some reading about public spaces re the thread about prayer, and stumbled on this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_speech_zones#_note-sfgate which linked to this...
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    News The Imams removed from US Air flight - the real story?

    Lewd behavior is not protected in the same way that religion is protected. Prayer gets "preferential treatment" because of the political history of religion. Someone's religion reflects that person's culture, and we have determined that it is very bad for society to try to suppress people's...
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    Big O Notation Question

    Okay, now let an be the number of calls to fibonacci() when the input is n. Can you express an in terms of an-1 and an-2? Maybe you don't know how to solve that yet, but you can at least say that your fibonacci is O(an) time once you've recursively defined an.
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