Feanor

Krakow, Poland

Age: 25

Jan
20
comment Is there a word that describes a statement whose negative is senseless or would otherwise never be used?
As a mathematician (hence, a person who deals with axioms a lot) I would find it quite counter-intuitive to call such phrases axioms. Axioms are usually meant to give foundations for some further argument. It makes sense to open with the axiom "I like to spend time with my friends" and continue with "I don't like to spend time with John. Therefore, John is not my friend". It makes less sense to continue with a list of other things that you like.
Jan
19
awarded Popular Question
Jan
11
comment Is there any reason not to keep fruits inside nalewka for too long?
@RichardtenBrink: Thanks! I think roughly the same about the time mentioned in the recipes. My main concern is if the seeds release anything bad over time. (Apparently, some seeds contain prussic acid, and - less importantly - are bitter in taste).
Jan
11
awarded Student
Jan
11
asked Is there any reason not to keep fruits inside nalewka for too long?
Dec
29
awarded Nice Answer
Dec
28
accepted Is it unprofessional to use graphics from Wikipedia in a poster?
Dec
22
awarded Curious
Dec
21
awarded Nice Question
Dec
21
awarded Supporter
Dec
21
awarded Yearling
Dec
21
asked Is it appropriate for a PhD student to write reference for a PhD applicant?
Dec
18
awarded Nice Question
Dec
12
asked Orbit closure is uncountable, unless there is a periodic element.
Nov
16
comment Answering a (Seemingly) Unanswerable Question
@SteveJessop: The way I see it, "unanswered list" is the place where one would look for a question to answer. Since known open problems are not likely to be solved here, I don't think there is much use in having problems like that on the list.
Nov
10
accepted Global minimum of a function - is this condition sufficient?
Nov
10
accepted Can we effectively solve a system of polynomial equations (numerically).
Nov
10
accepted Compactness principle via model theory.
Nov
10
accepted How to check if a sequence is random?
Nov
10
accepted How does one explain basic probability theory to a layman?
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