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by doogly
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:49 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Math: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 427
Views: 139787

Re: Math: Fleeting Thoughts

gmalivuk wrote:One's son shouldn't be one's sibling...

The moral injunctions of Exodus can really go take a hike. 2019, brah.
by doogly
Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:56 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Miscellaneous Science Questions
Replies: 2910
Views: 683379

Re: Miscellaneous Science Questions

Eebster the Great wrote:I'm not sure there is any consistent way to have a universe with a definite start in the infinite past.

Yeah I am pretty good at imagining and I cannot imagine that.
by doogly
Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:07 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Miscellaneous Science Questions
Replies: 2910
Views: 683379

Re: Miscellaneous Science Questions

Sure, then you get an eternal universe and a finite duration observable big-banging universe. Lots of models like that. I think, if we were to take this as seriously as a philosophy professor might, the salient observation is that time is not a clock. This supposed philosopher might believe that it ...
by doogly
Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:26 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Miscellaneous Science Questions
Replies: 2910
Views: 683379

Re: Miscellaneous Science Questions

What you are proposing is that because there is an infinite extent in one direction, there cannot exist points at some finite distance from the origin. This makes no sense. I was more thinking of infinite in both directions - it started an infinite amount of time ago being the significant point. Ok...
by doogly
Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:02 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Miscellaneous Science Questions
Replies: 2910
Views: 683379

Re: Miscellaneous Science Questions

What you are proposing is that because there is an infinite extent in one direction, there cannot exist points at some finite distance from the origin. This makes no sense. Or perhaps what you are observing is that if you have something with an infinite extent, say a real line or an entire universe,...
by doogly
Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:24 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Miscellaneous Science Questions
Replies: 2910
Views: 683379

Re: Miscellaneous Science Questions

tomandlu wrote:The universe cannot be infinitely old, since if it was, it could never have reached the present moment - true or false?

Extremely false. This is like classic Zeno level nonsense.
by doogly
Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:06 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Favorite Mathematical Equation
Replies: 87
Views: 14279

Re: Favorite Mathematical Equation

Carmeister wrote:I don't think that's an equation.

It's equal to something, just left as an exercise to the reader. Which is everyone's favorite, really.
by doogly
Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:43 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: quarkcosh1's miscellaneous science posts
Replies: 73
Views: 8520

Re: quarkcosh1's miscellaneous science posts

this is why we* invented lurk moar

* someone else
by doogly
Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:17 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: quarkcosh1's miscellaneous science posts
Replies: 73
Views: 8520

Re: quarkcosh1's miscellaneous science posts

These are both twerks. Wordfilters.

Cream Soda is good but it is a twerk for a thing which is not good.
Catherine is my friend.
by doogly
Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:54 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: quarkcosh1's miscellaneous science posts
Replies: 73
Views: 8520

Re: quarkcosh1's miscellaneous science posts

It's not a completely pure endeavor but on the whole I am definitely down.

But it could use the benefit of more **misogyny not found**, I'll grant.
by doogly
Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:04 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: quarkcosh1's miscellaneous science posts
Replies: 73
Views: 8520

Re: quarkcosh1's miscellaneous science posts

You could call them coincidences but thats just another name for correlations.. Oh me yarm NO! That is precisely , not science. (ok why is "oh em gee", literally the 3-letter acronym, censored with "oh me yarm" which sounds like gibberish? I find my words being replaced with gib...
by doogly
Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:47 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Average Difference between 2 Dice
Replies: 14
Views: 2164

Re: Average Difference between 2 Dice

jewish_scientist wrote:Even if having a disadvantage makes it impossible for you to roll high enough to pass, you would still have a 5% chance of passing. You forgot that rolling a 20 always results in a success.

Only for hit attempts, not skill checks!
by doogly
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:40 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Good Plaice
Replies: 64
Views: 15627

Re: The Good Plaice

Chapter 36: Janet(s) How good can the Good Place residents (human and otherwise) be if none of them thought to look into why they haven't gotten any new humans in the past 500 years? In the original fake good place, the neighborhood was billed as being full of people who all arrived on ...
by doogly
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2082: "Mercator Projection"
Replies: 29
Views: 5120

Re: 2082: "Mercator Projection"

Is it just me or is "everyone's been brain-washed by Mercator" thing really just the assumption that other people don't know about map projections? I was taught about map projections in primary school, and hasn't everyone looked at a globe at least once? Worse is the idea that any other m...
by doogly
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:14 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: disproof of boltzman brain?
Replies: 55
Views: 7201

Re: disproof of boltzman brain?

What do you mean by "Organized" here?
by doogly
Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:34 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: disproof of boltzman brain?
Replies: 55
Views: 7201

Re: disproof of boltzman brain?

you're talkin ways to make apple pie and we're talkin ways to invent the universe
by doogly
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:19 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: disproof of boltzman brain?
Replies: 55
Views: 7201

Re: disproof of boltzman brain?

Yeah we are definitely only taking issue with the models that produce more BBs than OOs.
by doogly
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:33 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: disproof of boltzman brain?
Replies: 55
Views: 7201

Re: disproof of boltzman brain?

Most of them. The thing is, brains tend to be significantly smaller than the entire universe. Ultimately, this is an argument about entropy, and a low entropy universe is much, much less probable than a low entropy brain no matter how it is arranged . Consider that in reality, your extremely improb...
by doogly
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:21 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books fleeting thoughts
Replies: 45
Views: 15702

Re: Books fleeting thoughts

Kewangji wrote:Just finished A Canticle for Leibowitz. Kinda hated it.

I quite enjoyed it
by doogly
Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:39 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: disproof of boltzman brain?
Replies: 55
Views: 7201

Re: disproof of boltzman brain?

1, yes, all of the prior probability talk is for models that embed the observable universe into a larger universe, like an inflationary multiverse. (not an everett many worlds multiverse.) It's also possible to consider BB in a more limited model that says nothing about the likelihood of the univers...
by doogly
Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:07 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Circle of Life as Political Philosophy
Replies: 63
Views: 8391

Re: Circle of Life as Political Philosophy

Why would you expect it to be compatible with Hobbes?

When you say it does not add up, do you mean there seems to be something contradictory?
by doogly
Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:16 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: New to Coding
Replies: 111
Views: 147075

Re: New to Coding

I'd say learn enough to have meaningful and useful discussions with the tech folks you work with, but don't worry about getting your coding chops up to a fully professional "the codebase is on my shoulders" level, especially not before starting.
by doogly
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: 18-21 (Or more) missing individual XKCD comic threads
Replies: 5
Views: 2695

Re: 18-21 (Or more) missing individual XKCD comic threads

oh whoa that was an xkcd comic
by doogly
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: 18-21 (Or more) missing individual XKCD comic threads
Replies: 5
Views: 2695

Re: 18-21 (Or more) missing individual XKCD comic threads

Weeks wrote:
Farabor wrote:Maybe we could get a revival going on for these unloved comics....
Sometimes a comic doesn't need a thread. Ever consider that, genius?! ARE YOU FUCKING SORRY?!?>?

rude
by doogly
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:52 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: What to learn to be able to make some money?
Replies: 23
Views: 10910

Re: What to learn to be able to make some money?

I recommend learning COBOL. Demand dwarfs supply by a ridiculous margin.
by doogly
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8423
Views: 741227

Re: Trump presidency

Yeah, but usually I have my hair back so it isn't quite the same effect.
by doogly
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8423
Views: 741227

Re: Trump presidency

LDS folks are definitely Christian though.
by doogly
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:56 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Ethics of Research
Replies: 76
Views: 11410

Re: Ethics of Research

Yeah it's extremely plausible, I very often feel superior to people's wack ass JV farts.
by doogly
Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:24 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Ethics of Research
Replies: 76
Views: 11410

Re: Ethics of Research

Picture's worth a thousand words

Pony up
by doogly
Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:59 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Ethics of Research
Replies: 76
Views: 11410

Re: Ethics of Research

No that is absolutely a correct description of ethics. It is all just a system of elaborate storytelling about one's tastes.
by doogly
Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Ethics of Research
Replies: 76
Views: 11410

Re: Ethics of Research

What I was saying is that the answer is yes by definition. Oxford defines 'dick' as a "stupid or contemptible man," and 'contemptible' is synonymous with 'villainous', so 'dick' is a word with moral meaning. This is quite possibly the most obtuse syllogism I've seen used sincerely, and I'...
by doogly
Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:07 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Ethics of Research
Replies: 76
Views: 11410

Re: Ethics of Research

What I was saying is that the answer is yes by definition. Oxford defines 'dick' as a "stupid or contemptible man," and 'contemptible' is synonymous with 'villainous', so 'dick' is a word with moral meaning. This is quite possibly the most obtuse syllogism I've seen used sincerely, and I'...
by doogly
Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:49 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Ethics of Research
Replies: 76
Views: 11410

Re: Ethics of Research

The branch of ethics where you magically know what task everyone is best suited for and can inform them at an early age so they can study to be excellent at their given task. Only if you magically know what task everyone is best suited for can you proclaim any ethical obligation to perform the task...
by doogly
Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:41 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Ethics of Research
Replies: 76
Views: 11410

Re: Ethics of Research

The mere fact that something is virtuous doesn't obligate people to do it. Yeah we'll see how kindly the octopuses take to that position once they come into their power. I though lobsters were the ethical example of the moment. Lobsters are dumb as rocks, I couldn't give a shit about them. They do ...
by doogly
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:25 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Ethics of Research
Replies: 76
Views: 11410

Re: Ethics of Research

Tyndmyr wrote: The mere fact that something is virtuous doesn't obligate people to do it.

Yeah we'll see how kindly the octopuses take to that position once they come into their power.
by doogly
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:12 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Ethics of Research
Replies: 76
Views: 11410

Re: Ethics of Research

Who cares about the species continuing? I do not think any of these ethical frameworks would identify humans as the best species. We should be spending our puny lives laying down palms in front of the octopuses.
by doogly
Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:59 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Ethics of Research
Replies: 76
Views: 11410

Re: Ethics of Research

But surely the poor schmoe you are trying to impress into scholastic research could easily make the exact same argument to any of these ridiculous interlocutors to defend a vacation as a sanitation worker or a IT specialist or optometrist or whatever.
by doogly
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:47 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Ethics of Research
Replies: 76
Views: 11410

Re: Ethics of Research

For sharing, it also matters who paid for the research. You take a public grant, the public gets to hear about it. This is something like "academic professional ethics." For the former question though, it is so obviously false I cannot imagine people having entertained the 'yes' position. ...
by doogly
Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:59 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Help With My Alternate Earth
Replies: 7
Views: 5494

Re: Help With My Alternate Earth

Yeah this would easily be considered a Fun Discussion to Have. Please do!
by doogly
Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:58 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: disproof of boltzman brain?
Replies: 55
Views: 7201

Re: disproof of boltzman brain?

Yeah, it's supposed to demonstrate a problem with a model of a universe in which the Big Bang was the result of a statistical fluctuation. In such a model, it would indeed be far more likely to get a brain (or whatever) popping up out of a random fluctuation than an entire low entropy universe. So ...

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