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by Sizik
Fri Dec 16, 2016 4:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gamergate
Replies: 700
Views: 86385

Re: Gamergate

I believe KrytenKoro's argument is this: 1. Gamergate had a campaign to get advertisers to stop doing business with Gawker. By doing this, they are implicitly declaring that this is a valid tactic. 2. Kellogg's recently stopped doing business with Breitbart. In response, Breitbart called this "...
by Sizik
Tue Dec 13, 2016 11:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13564
Views: 1581933

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

I think I'm not alone in misreading "patent" as "patient".
by Sizik
Fri Dec 09, 2016 5:09 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Dinosaur feathers and colours found in amber
Replies: 13
Views: 1364

Re: Dinosaur feathers and colours found in amber

Horribly written article. Absolutely no discussion about cloning or the movie 'Jurassic Park'? Those should be the bulk of the headline, and at the lead-in to the article should be something like "'Jurassic Park' fossil found: Dinosaur material found in amber could lead the way to cloning of d...
by Sizik
Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gamergate
Replies: 700
Views: 86385

Re: Gamergate

I would be surprised if a vast majority of gamergaters are not also Trump supporters, especially given that both movements are supported by Breitbart.
by Sizik
Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1766: "Apple Spectrum"
Replies: 92
Views: 5965

1766: "Apple Spectrum"

Image
If I were trapped on a desert island, and could have an unlimited supply of any one type of apple, I'd be like, "How did this situation happen?"

So, an island with an apple tree?
by Sizik
Fri Nov 18, 2016 3:18 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Odd or Even?
Replies: 9
Views: 1276

Re: Odd or Even?

a = b
a2 = ab
a2 - b2 = ab - b2
(a + b)(a - b) = b(a - b)
a + b = b
2b = b
2 = 1
Since 2 is even, and 2 = 1, then 1 must be even.
by Sizik
Sun Nov 13, 2016 5:15 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Problem about free will
Replies: 126
Views: 8327

Re: Problem about free will

Does MarI/O have free will?
by Sizik
Fri Nov 11, 2016 6:52 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Problem about free will
Replies: 126
Views: 8327

Re: Problem about free will

Greatest I am wrote:We can know, if a human takes my little test, that he or she is allowing me to manipulate their will which of course would show that they do have a free will.


Greatest I am wrote:The fact that you refuse says that you have a free will to not play.


If an experiment can't fail, it's not a very good experiment.
by Sizik
Wed Nov 09, 2016 4:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 464039

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

What are the chances of faithless electors swinging the vote away from Trump (whether it be to a Hillary majority, or no majority resulting in a House vote)?
by Sizik
Wed Oct 26, 2016 4:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 464039

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Liberal arts is not the humanities. That stereotype is perpetuated by elitist conservatives who want to equate liberals with what they perceive to be useless degrees. Physics is a liberal art. Mathematics is a liberal art. Pretty much any science, hard or soft, as well as the humanities are liberal...
by Sizik
Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:06 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Has any other species ever rendered another extinct?
Replies: 5
Views: 1333

Re: Has any other species ever rendered another extinct?

I assume you mean other than humans?
by Sizik
Wed Oct 05, 2016 9:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2459
Views: 251681

Re: The Darker Side of the News

It's what happens when you do something like

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[quote][spoiler][/quote][/spoiler]
by Sizik
Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2459
Views: 251681

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Tyndmyr wrote:Dear god, can you cut that down to something that doesn't bork the whole screen?

It's addams's post, not Sableagle.
by Sizik
Tue Oct 04, 2016 8:30 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Factorization using modular arithmetic
Replies: 41
Views: 4686

Re: Factorization using modular arithmetic

I will finish by a claim you could check : If you can solve in one or 2 computing hours or in a minute this diophantine equation : x^2+y=A where A is known and very large (more than 500 digits) and the couple (x,y) is not known then factorizing any number (large or not) will be a childish game. Onl...
by Sizik
Sun Oct 02, 2016 6:50 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science fleeting thoughts
Replies: 76
Views: 6624

Re: Science fleeting thoughts

Maybe it'd be easier not to use rocks. Something with an even density would allow greater control of machine loading, electricity generation and so on. Something more fluid than large rocks would allow control of flow better, too, so sand may be a better choice. Then you still need a way to get san...
by Sizik
Tue Sep 27, 2016 10:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13564
Views: 1581933

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

Apple files patent for a paper bag. FIELD [0002] The described embodiments relate generally to a bag. More particularly, the present embodiments relate to a retail shopping bag made substantially of post-consumer content. BACKGROUND [0003] Bags are often used for containing items. For example, reta...
by Sizik
Tue Sep 06, 2016 7:46 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9546
Views: 1341767

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

That's nothing compared to having to loop through a table where the rows don't actually exist until they are scrolled into view.
by Sizik
Sat Sep 03, 2016 3:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13564
Views: 1581933

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

Sableagle wrote:
Spoiler:
lots of things


TL;DR: the Daily Mail is shit
by Sizik
Thu Sep 01, 2016 4:16 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: How to Calculate Pi without a Calculator?
Replies: 66
Views: 4824

Re: How to Calculate Pi without a Calculator?

Yeah, I'm on my phone (and was between classes at that point), so it would be faster for you to just google "square root long division algorithm" than for me to do it and then go to the resulting page, copy the url, and try to paste it here (I say "try" because my phone often ha...
by Sizik
Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Random natterings
Replies: 89478
Views: 4867137

Re: Random natterings

Certainly less than 40960d10 + 246.
by Sizik
Wed Aug 31, 2016 3:25 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Hofstadter's "Person Paper"?
Replies: 16
Views: 2250

Re: Hofstadter's "Person Paper"?

I think it's supposed to be a "white paper", but using less "racist" language.
by Sizik
Wed Aug 31, 2016 2:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Target stores adding a third bathroom for transgender people to use.
Replies: 14
Views: 2356

Re: Target stores adding a third bathroom for transgender people to use.

Many places even have one-person bathrooms that aren't unisex.
by Sizik
Fri Aug 26, 2016 2:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 464039

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

http://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/08/an-anti-vaxer-in-the-white-house/493916/ Welp, looks like Johnson is leaning more antivax now. At least, he doesn't wanna make 'em mandatory. Ugh. Edit: Looks like that's a super old tweet, and is no longer accurate. At least with regard to Johnson...
by Sizik
Fri Aug 19, 2016 2:27 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What is the Biggest Non-Repeating Molecule?
Replies: 39
Views: 3400

Re: What is the Biggest Non-Repeating Molecule?

Eebster the Great wrote:Maybe a more interesting question is what is the biggest synthetic molecule, repeating or otherwise, that was synthesized without the use of any enzymes.


Do silicon crystals count?
by Sizik
Fri Aug 05, 2016 6:09 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Two simple tricks to month long subjects
Replies: 27
Views: 3646

Re: Two simple tricks to month long subjects

The nutrition metaphor you've given makes no sense to me at all, I cannot tell what is going on in there. I think this is the intended simplification, minus the metaphor. Human Nutrition 1) Carbohydrates = Low-density energy sources 2) Lipids = High-density energy sources 3) Everything Else = Build...
by Sizik
Wed Aug 03, 2016 12:22 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Logic Puzzles - Admittedly, not naturally equipped to solve them...
Replies: 17
Views: 3036

Re: Logic Puzzles - Admittedly, not naturally equipped to solve them...

Have you ever done logic grid puzzles? They're pretty similar to sudoku, except a bit more wordy.
by Sizik
Wed Aug 03, 2016 12:16 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ANGRY NATTERINGS
Replies: 28220
Views: 2042779

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

Further to this, I do wonder how often people change their email addresses. Steam seems to feel the need to check mine every week. That can't be necessary, can it? Start Steam, click "yes," refresh inbox, get code, enter code into Steam, play a game, exit Steam. You can just not close Ste...
by Sizik
Sat Jul 30, 2016 1:03 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Problem about free will
Replies: 126
Views: 8327

Re: Problem about free will

Possible flaws:
A: The reasons to not take the medicine are irrational thoughts caused by the illness he's taking the medicine for, so taking the medicine would be the logical choice.
B: He has no free will in the first place.
by Sizik
Fri Jul 29, 2016 8:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13564
Views: 1581933

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

I'm waiting for the inevitable Scandinavia and the World comic about it.
by Sizik
Sun Jul 24, 2016 12:36 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Pokemon Go
Replies: 117
Views: 7076

Re: Pokemon Go

I'd imagine Nintendo wouldn't want it taking market share from the main game series.
by Sizik
Tue Jul 19, 2016 5:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 5241
Views: 619841

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Kind of reminds me of the totally intact passport that was found in the street after the 9/11 attacks, thereby allowing the authorities to identify one of the attackers. (It had been reported "lost or stolen" long before the attacks took place, and the rightful owner was rather surprised ...
by Sizik
Thu Jun 30, 2016 11:28 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: English as She Is Spoke [English practice]
Replies: 321
Views: 97308

Re: English as She Is Spoke [English practice]

Quizatzhaderac wrote:As to if and when the spellings of the orally identical "you're" and "your" would merge: I'd say it's probably going to be a long time, unless some kind of intentional spelling reform takes place.


"ur"
by Sizik
Tue Jun 28, 2016 4:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13564
Views: 1581933

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

Lazar wrote:Hollywood has now fallen completely through the rabbit hole. "Tetris gets trilogy as story 'too big' to fit into single film."

That's horrible! It should at LEAST be a tetralogy.
by Sizik
Wed Jun 22, 2016 5:49 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Seeking Advise from Puzzle Masters
Replies: 20
Views: 2630

Re: Seeking Advise from Puzzle Masters

With DNA sequences, you could obscure the clues a bit more by only specifying one half of each pair.
For example, if the solution is

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 A G T C
 T C A G
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A 25% clue could look like

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 C     G
   T A 
---------
by Sizik
Tue Jun 21, 2016 6:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 50 Dead, 53 Injured in Orlando Gay Club Shooting
Replies: 490
Views: 27609

Re: 50 Dead, 53 Injured in Orlando Gay Club Shooting

Zamfir wrote:
This your daily reminder that the gun control thread is over there.


Specifically, over there
by Sizik
Tue Jun 21, 2016 5:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 464039

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I've been wondering when the time travelers are going to start showing up.
by Sizik
Thu Jun 09, 2016 7:52 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Splitting/Duplication in Humans
Replies: 25
Views: 2656

Re: Asexual Reproduction in Humans

Presuming that mass is conserved, would a 200 lb adult split into two 100 lb 13-year-old-equivalents? What happens to various age/development/maturity-based laws/privileges/restrictions when people can turn into kids willy-nilly?

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