## Search found 1231 matches

Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:44 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science fleeting thoughts
Replies: 445
Views: 66328

### Re: Science fleeting thoughts

Y-shaped tube (3 openings) is equivalent to a donut with two holes. I assume the pattern of n openings = (n-1)-holed torus continues, but that could be wrong.
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:05 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: faulty logic?
Replies: 10
Views: 2258

### Re: faulty logic?

You incorrectly called this “puzzle“. We are not talking about faulty logic - we are talking about faulty conditions of the puzzle, which is a jumble of absurd statements: “if you dent in the four corners of the square, the perimeter is still four...“ - nonsense . “if you dent in the 8 new corners,...
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:53 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Terminology: two numbers where one is a multiple of the other
Replies: 14
Views: 1572

### Re: Terminology: two numbers where one is a multiple of the other

Ah. Whoops.
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:09 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Terminology: two numbers where one is a multiple of the other
Replies: 14
Views: 1572

### Re: Terminology: two numbers where one is a multiple of the other

I propose using the term "reducible", as a fraction containing the two numbers would be a reducible fraction.
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4887
Views: 752085

### Re: The Darker Side of the News

33 dead after arsonist attacks Kyoto Animation studio.
https://www.apnews.com/b10907eaf37945889d9ee4339df92aaa
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:03 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Terminology: two numbers where one is a multiple of the other
Replies: 14
Views: 1572

### Re: Terminology: two numbers where one is a multiple of the other

Not sure what you're looking for, but here's a generic definition using accepted symbols: (a,b) | b=Na | N ∈ ℵ 0 Which, if I got it right, should say: any ordered pair (a,b) where "b" is a multiple of "a" and where N (the multiplicand) is a member of the set of natural numbers. ...
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8724
Views: 931427

### Re: Trump presidency

Think there's a bit of Poe's Law going on here.
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:33 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: How does HDMI work?
Replies: 2
Views: 706

### Re: How does HDMI work?

Have you tried setting up a video camera pointed at the 3DS, which is streaming to the screen? I feel like that would be a simpler and more feasible solution for what you want to achieve.
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:05 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science fleeting thoughts
Replies: 445
Views: 66328

### Re: Science fleeting thoughts

Would not the two end of the first device be pulled apart from one another even if they were simply sitting unattached on the surface of the balloon? No extradimension tethering required, just inertia plus expanding space gets you two things moving apart from each other, and you can use that to per...
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:18 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science fleeting thoughts
Replies: 445
Views: 66328

### Re: Science fleeting thoughts

Tangentially related question (tangential to the current topic of conversation): Suppose there were a civilization of hyperintelligent microorganisms living on the surface of a slowly inflating balloon. I presume they could in principle build something to extract energy from the expansion of the ba...
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:33 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Misdeciphering unfamiliar words
Replies: 9
Views: 5470

### Re: Misdeciphering unfamiliar words

My best example is "posterity". What I thought it meant is some kind of upstanding, respectful, virtuous quality, similar to integrity. A sentence like "We should preserve the statue for posterity" sounds like the reason for preservation is because it's the right thing to do, or ...
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:15 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Annoying words, and Words You Hate
Replies: 1994
Views: 494470

### Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

"leveraging" likewise. I can't even tell what people mean when they use leverage as a verb. I don't believe it has an actual meaning related to leverage at all. "To leverage" means "to use as leverage in a negotiation." If I am negotiating with the oil lobby and am on ...
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:24 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Asimov's 3 laws
Replies: 39
Views: 10535

### Re: Asimov's 3 laws

Perhaps we should distinguish between “artificial intelligence” and “ artificial sapience”. An artificial sapient would have the whole “free will, capable of contemplating disobedience, acting as its own agent” thing, whereas an artificial intelligence would not. As such, an AI would be capable of ...
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:38 am UTC
Topic: Competition Is Bad. There's An Alternative.
Replies: 69
Views: 12699

### Re: Competition Is Bad. There's An Alternative.

["Goal" includes] (1) "Purpose" (e.g. because-survival, pointing at for-survival, looping back to because-survival), which a species-under-evolution does have, [...] Here's where we begin to differ. If you look at what it is that is doing the acting towards this result , it is n...
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:37 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fresh Prince Ali
Replies: 21
Views: 1874

### Re: Fresh Prince Ali

It seems like Genie can manipulate things physically, but he can't (or doesn't) really mess with people's minds very much. So, his wish granting regarding positions of power just puts the idea in people's mind that "this guy is a prince" or "that guy is the sultan", but that does...
Mon May 20, 2019 1:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: New Airport Endangers Machu Picchu
Replies: 5
Views: 1967

### Re: New Airport Endangers Machu Picchu

THE PROBLEM: Cuzco's scenic beauty currently attracts more tourists than the infrastructure can accommodate; however, building more stuff for the tourists will damage the scenic beauty that tourists come to see. THE SOLUTION: Cuzco should destroy its scenic beauty even more. Building more stuff (e....
Wed May 15, 2019 6:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8248
Views: 1496050

### Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

I came out to my mom as trans! It went pretty well.
Tue May 14, 2019 6:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)
Replies: 340
Views: 118871

### Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Thu May 09, 2019 12:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2020 Presidency Campaign for the Future
Replies: 149
Views: 18125

### Re: 2020 Presidency Campaign for the Future

Is it just me, or is it not obvious that how you get these things to happen is to get enough people interested that you can pool your resources and go try to make it happen? So basically let the free market handle it? I mean ok sure that's an option. It seems like a poor one since the change that i...
Thu May 09, 2019 11:54 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2020 Presidency Campaign for the Future
Replies: 149
Views: 18125

### Re: 2020 Presidency Campaign for the Future

But YOU proposed the “solution” on how to solve journalism. People are criticizing your solution because we cannot see how to enact not. No one is arguing the solution you proposed isn’t good in and of itself. No one is debating that non-profit news organizations are bad or ineffective or that inde...
Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:17 pm UTC
Topic: Competition Is Bad. There's An Alternative.
Replies: 69
Views: 12699

### Re: Competition Is Bad. There's An Alternative.

I think fundamentally, what distinguishes between "thought" and "evolution" as processes is that the former involves simulating the environment and predicting the consequences of actions, and the latter involves no simulation, just stochastic trial and error. There are circumstan...
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:08 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Event Horizon Telescope image
Replies: 24
Views: 3547

### Re: Event Horizon Telescope image

Pfhorrest wrote:Is there a Sagittarius A without the *? Is that just a star? Is Sagittarius A* near the Sagittarius A star in our night sky, and that's why the black hole gets that designation?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sagittarius_A

Doesn't seem to be a link to it from the Sgr A* page.
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2020 Presidency Campaign for the Future
Replies: 149
Views: 18125

### Re: 2020 Presidency Campaign for the Future

elasto wrote:It's the right these days that are sceptical of scientists and other 'experts' whereas not so long ago it was the left.

What's this referring to?
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:32 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Data Standardization Question
Replies: 3
Views: 1461

### Re: Data Standardization Question

Have a control group of climate sites in rural areas that shouldn't be affected by the effect you're testing for?
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:14 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: A Universe that's just two massive balls... fnar
Replies: 24
Views: 3347

### Re: A Universe that's just two massive balls... fnar

They will collide at almost c. Relativity ensures they can't be approaching each other at greater than c. How does that work when a stationary observer watches to objects hit when both are travelling at near-C? Can I not observe a single object travelling left to right at near-C? Observer in the ce...
Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:04 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Lorentz force
Replies: 16
Views: 3344

### Re: Lorentz force

Could you draw a picture?
Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3580507

### Re: Blistering blue barnacles

You also might want to check out Altra shoes too. https://www.altrarunning.com/why-altra.html The wide toe-box is one of Altra's trademark features* across all their shoes. Altra shoe toes look more like a paddle than a point. I am a casual runner and I have a wide foot... I discovered Altra a few ...
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15204
Views: 2710153

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

Soupspoon wrote:Not-news-but-apropos-to-the-suggestion: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Window_tax

If it's one continuous glass wall, shouldn't it count as only one window?
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8724
Views: 931427

### Re: Trump presidency

Twitch Stream of the Union
Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:50 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science fleeting thoughts
Replies: 445
Views: 66328

### Re: Science fleeting thoughts

Eebster the Great wrote:They would die.

How quickly? Would they gradually lose energy over a longer period of time, or just suddenly pass out dead?
Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:32 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science fleeting thoughts
Replies: 445
Views: 66328

### Re: Science fleeting thoughts

What would happen to a person if all of the mitochondria in their body magically disappeared?
Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Cleaner Wrasse may be the First Fish Species to Pass the Mirror Test
Replies: 11
Views: 5830

### Re: Cleaner Wrasse may be the First Fish Species to Pass the Mirror Test

Most animals touch the mark to try and remove it/ figure out what it is. I think it should be noted that this isn't true. Very few species have passed the [mirror self-recognition] test. As of 2016, only great apes (including humans), a single Asiatic elephant, dolphins, orcas, Giant oceanic manta ...
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:45 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Building a chair out of glue
Replies: 6
Views: 3353

### Re: Building a chair out of glue

Looks like wood glue is polyvinyl acetate. I can't find any mention of it being used as a structural material, so I feel like it would just be a poor-quality plastic chair.
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8724
Views: 931427

### Re: Trump presidency

If Trump goes down for election shenanigans then Pence will probably go the way of Spiro Agnew—he will get replaced and then the replacement will likely finish out the term. If they both get impeached/removed from office at the same time, would Pelosi become president (assuming she wins the Speaker...
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3408
Views: 795976

### Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

I was looking for houses, and found a street where the high-income residents had platforms built on the sides of the house along the roof for snowblowers. The platforms were attached to the slanted edges of the roof, so that someone could push the snowblower across the roof and remove the snow from ...
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:52 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science fleeting thoughts
Replies: 445
Views: 66328

### Re: Science fleeting thoughts

That seems to invoke a circular definition—any current is also going to have a specific voltage, and the volt is defined in terms of amperes and Newtons—the Newton itself being defined in terms of kilograms. They're using the current* definition of the kilogram to accurately measure Planck's consta...
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)
Replies: 340
Views: 118871

### Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:35 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage
Replies: 217
Views: 59585

### Re: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage

This gives "juvenile court" a whole new meaning.
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:09 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: avoiding coding "representation errors"
Replies: 20
Views: 13101

### Re: avoiding coding "representation errors"

The real solution is to let go of the assumption that HTML should be stored and manipulated as plain strings, and only convert it to a string at the very end when the page is complete.
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8724
Views: 931427

### Re: Trump presidency

Patriotism is chanting "U-S-A!" when the USA team walks onto the field.
Nationalism is chanting "U-S-A!" when the other country's team walks onto the field.