Feanor

Krakow/Oxford

Age: 25

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comment Status of 'Dear Both' as a salutation
@Kris: Thanks, but I did google this. The reason why I'm asking here is that people seem to be saying contrary things (from "I've never seen it used" to "it's been widely used even before emails"), and I was hoping SE would turn up something more concrete.
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asked Status of 'Dear Both' as a salutation
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comment Is it true that $2^n$ is $O(n!)$?
By the way, it may be worth pointing out that $n^n$ is not $O(n!)$ (or, in more natural terms, $n!$ is not $\Omega(n^n)$). You may want to look up Stirling approximation formula for good bounds on the growth of $n!$.
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comment Avoiding stuffy language: "Therefore", "Thus"
I fully agree with @aes. While it is true that in a sequence of statements, each follows from something, it is not at all clear that it should follow from the previous statement. Maybe it is a general fact of life, or maybe it is mentioned half a page earlier. In scientific writing, it is (imho) best to make it as easy as possible to figure out why each statement is true, and omitting "thus" actually makes it more difficult.
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accepted How trustworthy is NMaximize?
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accepted Is there any reason not to keep fruits inside nalewka for too long?
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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.
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