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by doogly
Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:51 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: The theory of everything shouldn't exist
Replies: 11
Views: 904

Re: The theory of everything shouldn't exist

OP is never coming back. Pour one out for OP.
by doogly
Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:32 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: The theory of everything shouldn't exist
Replies: 11
Views: 904

Re: The theory of everything shouldn't exist

There is no reason why things exist. It is empirical.
by doogly
Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Travel advice/questions
Replies: 36
Views: 1742

Re: Travel advice/questions

They have like 0 mountains. Some waffles and beer though, so there's that?
by doogly
Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10914
Views: 2133144

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Excellent!
by doogly
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6451
Views: 499824

Re: Trump presidency

ObsessoMom wrote:John McCain's full statement on the Helsinki Summit press conference is a thing of beauty.

Unlike his voting record
snapppppppppppppppp
by doogly
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28469
Views: 3018873

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

English does sometimes use the word "check" with that meaning too. At a restaurant for example, "check please" is a request for them to bring you the bill, not a request for them to pay you by check or something. Only in the US, for the record. Yeah, that's where English is spok...
by doogly
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6451
Views: 499824

Re: Trump presidency

gmalivuk wrote:
Tyndmyr wrote:Socially liberal/fiscally conservative

"I don't think LGBT kids kicked out of the house should die because they're queer, I think they should die because they're homeless."

That's excellent.
by doogly
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:08 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Repetitive Coin Flip Probability
Replies: 16
Views: 2197

Re: Repetitive Coin Flip Probability

Right, the hard one is a bias towards "whatever I was just on."
by doogly
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:11 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Repetitive Coin Flip Probability
Replies: 16
Views: 2197

Re: Repetitive Coin Flip Probability

You give the probability of flipping as y, but let's use x=1-y, the probability it is undisturbed on a given day. So the probability it is never flipped over your entire n day vacation is now simple to calculate, it is x^n And the probability of at least one flip is 1-x^n As long as there has been a...
by doogly
Tue May 29, 2018 1:13 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: How much is 1e340 j of energy?
Replies: 19
Views: 1877

Re: How much is 1e340 j of energy?

ucim wrote:Hmmm.... the number of quantum states in the universe? (Well, quantum mechanics is absurd in itself!)

It's just 1 though!
by doogly
Mon May 21, 2018 2:10 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: A fourth type of average?
Replies: 9
Views: 3325

Re: A fourth type of average?

Soupspoon wrote:Mr Mean

Not to be confused with Mr Green :mrgreen:
by doogly
Mon May 21, 2018 12:42 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: A fourth type of average?
Replies: 9
Views: 3325

Re: A fourth type of average?

You do not have to assume the other ones, they're right there in the first post.

Shoutout to the harmonic mean also, while we're at it.
by doogly
Wed May 16, 2018 5:11 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Relative Light Speed
Replies: 15
Views: 2559

Re: Relative Light Speed

But if we *had* found SUSY, string folks would say that string theory working out is now likely than we would have thought previously. So not seeing it means we get to dump on them. Boom. Suck it, strings.
by doogly
Thu May 10, 2018 12:34 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Relative Light Speed
Replies: 15
Views: 2559

Re: Relative Light Speed

Yeah the quantization of spacetime is not something we have any evidence for, neither a compelling single theory for. Something is up at that scale, but we don't know. It's very interesting. Special and general relativity are 100% rock solid within their realm of validity. They seem weird, but scien...
by doogly
Mon May 07, 2018 3:51 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Review my Paper
Replies: 4
Views: 1474

Re: Review my Paper

Could you clearly state the ends to which you are posting this?
by doogly
Sat May 05, 2018 2:23 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: neutrino question
Replies: 18
Views: 2137

Re: neutrino question

Through the magic of eigenstates, if you measure p(t_1) and then the next thing that happens to that neutrino is you measure p(t_2), you are not going to observe any nonsense. Going off shell is like tunneling. You want to calculate a transition amplitude between two states, you integrate over all t...
by doogly
Fri May 04, 2018 6:50 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: neutrino question
Replies: 18
Views: 2137

Re: neutrino question

Also it is not both dead and alive. It is dead tensor product alive.
by doogly
Fri May 04, 2018 1:44 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: neutrino question
Replies: 18
Views: 2137

Re: neutrino question

Yeah, you transition to something heavier you slow down, to something lighter you speed up, no problems.
by doogly
Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:20 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Quick Burning Paper
Replies: 47
Views: 4322

Re: Quick Burning Paper

Are you actually committed to your framing narrative and want to talk about security, or do you just want to talk about things that are flammable?
by doogly
Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:29 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Name of Rounded Triangle
Replies: 8
Views: 2506

Re: Name of Rounded Triangle

oh yes, word.
by doogly
Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:39 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Name of Rounded Triangle
Replies: 8
Views: 2506

Re: Name of Rounded Triangle

Six arcs, from three ellipses.
by doogly
Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:47 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Name of Rounded Triangle
Replies: 8
Views: 2506

Re: Name of Rounded Triangle

The Reuleaux triangle is one of these though.

Oh, but I suppose a degenerate case. In general you'd get a hull of three ellipses, not circles.
by doogly
Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:28 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Yet another FTL question...
Replies: 35
Views: 5802

Re: Yet another FTL question...

I don't follow what you are talking about with cylinders but it sounds suspicious.

Here's a nice writeup with some diagrams:
https://arxiv.org/pdf/gr-qc/0503070.pdf
by doogly
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:45 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Yet another FTL question...
Replies: 35
Views: 5802

Re: Yet another FTL question...

I thinkt he best answer is "it's not that special." There is a sort of important analog for a kind-of-special frame used in cosmology -- if you operate at a scale where the universe is just a homogeneous bulk, then there is a frame in which that bulk is at rest. This frame is pretty specia...
by doogly
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:29 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Curve Filling a Rectangle
Replies: 5
Views: 1881

Re: Curve Filling a Rectangle

Sure, the Hilbert curve is defined with an x(s) and y(s), and if you take two bump functions and feed those in, you can get what you want.
by doogly
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:02 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Particles as sets?
Replies: 7
Views: 2104

Re: Particles as sets?

Sure, but sets don't have nice properties. Their only property is the number of things in them. It is a lossy reduction.
by doogly
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:02 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Justifying the Death Penelty
Replies: 54
Views: 6934

Re: Justifying the Death Penelty

we hold these truths to be self evident!
by doogly
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:48 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Justifying the Death Penelty
Replies: 54
Views: 6934

Re: Justifying the Death Penelty

Mutex wrote:I can't wait for j_s's next one sentence retort to the many major problems with his argument people have pointed out.

Or to problems down the line, while entirely ignoring that his entire premise is to beg the question. Homie better restructure the entire thing. F.
by doogly
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:37 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Justifying the Death Penelty
Replies: 54
Views: 6934

Re: Justifying the Death Penelty

Unless you have already claimed that A is morally acceptable. Then, if it is worse than something else, that thing can only be more acceptable, to the extent that one has nice clean notions of "acceptable" and "worse." They should probably be inverses of each other. But still, yo...
by doogly
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:26 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Horizontal Asymptote For Rational Equations
Replies: 9
Views: 2059

Re: Horizontal Asymptote For Rational Equations

yeah simple test cases are great for that kind of thing
totally aces
by doogly
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:28 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Justifying the Death Penelty
Replies: 54
Views: 6934

Re: Justifying the Death Penelty

Yeah you're basically forced into that kind of an approach if you are for the death penalty. You have to think retribution is a reasonable motive for the justice system.
by doogly
Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:58 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Horizontal Asymptote For Rational Equations
Replies: 9
Views: 2059

Re: Horizontal Asymptote For Rational Equations

It can cross the x axis, do some stuff, and then come back around to it asymptotically. You're correct about where it crosses, but the conclusion that it can't also be an asymptote is wrong.
by doogly
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:21 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Justifying the Death Penelty
Replies: 54
Views: 6934

Re: Justifying the Death Penelty

jewish_scientist wrote: blah blah Standfor Prison Experiment blah blah.

This guy is even worse than Kant. It's more of a bit of melodrama or reality tv than an experiment. It's a bit sensational but not actually where you should refer any psychology research.
by doogly
Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:56 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Justifying the Death Penelty
Replies: 54
Views: 6934

Re: Justifying the Death Penelty

This is the proper notion of "begging the question." You are being asked to argue that the death penalty is moral, and you are using as a premise a situation where you assume the death penalty is moral. But that is *precisely* what you are trying to show.
by doogly
Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:35 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: My take on Godel's incompleteness theorems
Replies: 42
Views: 6688

Re: My take on Godel's incompleteness theorems

This is why Plato gave up on it. Why other people decided to run with it anyway is beyond me.
by doogly
Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:25 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: My take on Godel's incompleteness theorems
Replies: 42
Views: 6688

Re: My take on Godel's incompleteness theorems

Only You Can Prevent Mission Creep
by doogly
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:49 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Proving One of Demorgan's Law
Replies: 5
Views: 1858

Re: Proving One of Demorgan's Law

If you can't assume that truth tables are a valid proof mechanism, include a chapter 0 page in your problem set where you prove that they are valid.
by doogly
Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:18 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Proving One of Demorgan's Law
Replies: 5
Views: 1858

Re: Proving One of Demorgan's Law

Writing out the table for the four cases is likely your best angle.
by doogly
Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14779
Views: 2285541

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

CorruptUser wrote:I'd sooner be taught physics by Professor M Mathers than the ICP clowns. Magnets...

ok but https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMFPe-DwULM
by doogly
Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:39 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Quantum Question
Replies: 110
Views: 14049

Re: Quantum Question

What's uncertain in quantum mechanics is the outcome of a classical measurement, not the evolution of a state.

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