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by jewish_scientist
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7174
Views: 534140

Re: Trump presidency

Like, you could replace Trump with basically any rich white narcissistic dude with paper-thin skin and an allergy for critical thinking or self-awareness, and they'd probably do just as well. I think one think that Trump has going for him is that he spent years building up an image as a successful ...
by jewish_scientist
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1816
Views: 302501

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

Do animals have the same antigens as humans though?
by jewish_scientist
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:15 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Recommend a book
Replies: 478
Views: 227845

Re: Recommend a book

For a homework assignment I need to compare and contrast a good blag with a bad blag. The good blag is obvious, but I could not think of any bad blags. Do you have any recommendations?

P.S. $5 says you cannot say 'bad blag' 10 times fast.
by jewish_scientist
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:26 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Could Truth be Beauty?
Replies: 32
Views: 1542

Re: Could Truth be Beauty?

Ranbot, you should look into Sanderson's Laws of Magics, particularly the second.
by jewish_scientist
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:28 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Could Truth be Beauty?
Replies: 32
Views: 1542

Could Truth be Beauty?

I just watched this video on if truth is beauty. It is very interesting and I highly recommend all of his videos. In the end he points out some criticisms of this theory. Basically, how can a work of art without a moral be true? If it has a moral and that moral is true, then the art is true. However...
by jewish_scientist
Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:11 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Word Based Consciousness
Replies: 11
Views: 811

Re: Word Based Consciousness

I have been thinking about it more and realized that the idea does not hold up. Thanks for the help anyway.
by jewish_scientist
Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:33 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Word Based Consciousness
Replies: 11
Views: 811

Re: Word Based Consciousness

It occurs to me that the OP itself is a counterexample to the kind of thing it's about. JS has this idea about a thing that he can circumloquatiously describe for us but doesn't have a word for. But he has the idea , even though he doesn't have a word for it. :lol: Yeah, I noticed that too. I did n...
by jewish_scientist
Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:23 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Word Based Consciousness
Replies: 11
Views: 811

Word Based Consciousness

Here's the thing; I am asking for help understanding a concept, but I do not understand the concept enough to explain what it is. This means that I want you to give me information and sources about a topic without knowing what the topic is, which will inevitably end in frustration all around. I want...
by jewish_scientist
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:09 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Cooling gas by expansion
Replies: 17
Views: 2344

Re: Cooling gas by expansion

If you are writing a story and want stealthy propulsion you should check out this thread . The idea is really straight forward and simple. Thrust is generated the exact same way as a chemical rocket, but the atoms are replaced with neutrinos. All that is required [I think] is a nuclear generator and...
by jewish_scientist
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:44 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Oxford comma query
Replies: 26
Views: 6047

Re: Oxford comma query

Just use powerpoint with bullet points. The survivors [ included picture ] thanked: * Their rescuers [ woosh from the left] * The Olympian gods [ woosh from the right] - [nested bullet] Also their shield bearers! [Blink Blink] One day, I would like to stand up at the front of a classroom and explai...
by jewish_scientist
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1816
Views: 302501

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

Reviver Auto says the company never shares data "with the DMV, law enforcement , or any other third party," and says users can turn off location data at any time. This is false. There is no maybe or some gray area; this statement is false. Reviver Auto will have to share data with law enf...
by jewish_scientist
Tue May 22, 2018 3:00 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Judea Pearl's Critism of Machine Learning
Replies: 17
Views: 3439

Judea Pearl's Critism of Machine Learning

I read this really interesting article on how Judea Peral sees current AI research is stuck. Advancements have all been in "curve fitting", interpreting data to find the most probable cause. He sees this as distinct from causal reasoning. The big difference, as he describes it, is that cur...
by jewish_scientist
Wed May 09, 2018 3:06 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Formally, What is P and NP?
Replies: 19
Views: 5133

Re: Formally, What is P and NP?

Thank you all for helping me understand the machine definition of the N = NP problem. Can we now discuss the verifier definition?
by jewish_scientist
Wed May 09, 2018 3:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6424
Views: 936497

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Ah, I see now. I think that the most (not all) cases of unarmed minorities being shot by police are the result of unconscious racism and that the most pragmatic solution to this is mandatory training designed to help officers overcome their biases. The reason I pointed out the improper handling of f...
by jewish_scientist
Wed May 09, 2018 2:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6424
Views: 936497

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Zohar wrote:Yes, that is certainly the most critical issue the police needs to face, and the most glaring lesson from this incident. You are not helping your case.

I am a little confused by this, particularly the underlined part. Can you please explain yourself again? Thank you.
by jewish_scientist
Wed May 09, 2018 2:43 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Name of Rounded Triangle
Replies: 8
Views: 2726

Re: Name of Rounded Triangle

And it occurred to me that while the Reuleaux triangle is not a degenerate example of the shape we're interested in, a standard triangle is : it's the result if the length of the loop of string is equal to the perimeter of the triangle you've looped the string around. :lol: Yeah, it is. I never tho...
by jewish_scientist
Wed May 09, 2018 2:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6424
Views: 936497

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Zohar wrote:And once again what you find appalling about a police misbehavior incident as the inefficiency in killing people of color. Wonderful.

What I find appalling is the blatant disregard for safety standards any course in proper firearm use would emphasis.
by jewish_scientist
Wed May 09, 2018 12:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7174
Views: 534140

Re: Trump presidency

Here is my prediction of what will happen: 0) Trump said he is going to impose sanctions on anyone who trades with Iran. 1) The majority of Trump's advisors completely freak out. 2) Other countries with powerful economies, including several that are also are allies, will continue to trade with Iran....
by jewish_scientist
Wed May 09, 2018 12:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14855
Views: 2316220

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

Went to fact check this and couldn't find evidence of it actually being true. Still great though. Mythbusters disproved this. Mythbusters is to science what CSI:Miami is to forensic entomology. It is your ad hominem verses 2 experiments done in a NASA facility and 1 done by skydiving. I know who I ...
by jewish_scientist
Mon May 07, 2018 3:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6424
Views: 936497

Re: Police misbehavior thread

My favorite part is when he struggles to to pull a gun out of his pocket. If the dangerous candy thief was armed and wearing a holster, he would have had plenty of time to draw his weapon and shoot. Carrying a gun in your pocket is a fatal accident waiting to happen.
by jewish_scientist
Mon May 07, 2018 3:32 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Review my Paper
Replies: 4
Views: 1621

Review my Paper

This is a paper I passed in for my social ethics class and I was wondering what you guys thought about it. First some background: Warren wrote this essay arguing that all abortions are moral do to a fetus not being a person. My assignment was to summarize her position, offer criticism, and then pres...
by jewish_scientist
Mon May 07, 2018 12:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6424
Views: 936497

Re: Police misbehavior thread

You see, there was no evidence that they did not have a gun, therefore it is safe to assume he is carrying an assault weapon and is willing to use it in order to get his candy.
by jewish_scientist
Mon May 07, 2018 12:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14855
Views: 2316220

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

heuristically_alone wrote:Went to fact check this and couldn't find evidence of it actually being true. Still great though.

Mythbusters disproved this.

Which country is missing?

North Korea
South Korea
Taiwan

I am guessing the BBC is not on friendly terms with China.
by jewish_scientist
Mon May 07, 2018 12:27 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: neutrino question
Replies: 18
Views: 2425

Re: neutrino question

I saw the word "superposition" there, is it perhaps a quantum weirdness thing... You know how Schoniger's cat is dead and alive at the same time? The word for that is superposition. Though as Schrodinger* died in 1961, and cats don't often live much beyond a decade, maybe two, I think we ...
by jewish_scientist
Mon May 07, 2018 12:26 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Relative Light Speed
Replies: 15
Views: 2867

Re: Relative Light Speed

Say you have a room 20m long, with two perfectly reflective mirrors facing each other. Now say that this room is travelling at 50% of c down it's long axis. Then the question is, how fast is a photon bouncing between the mirrors? Is it travelling at c relative to the room, or is it travelling at c ...
by jewish_scientist
Fri May 04, 2018 3:51 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: neutrino question
Replies: 18
Views: 2425

Re: neutrino question

p1t1o wrote:I saw the word "superposition" there, is it perhaps a quantum weirdness thing...

You know how Schoniger's cat is dead and alive at the same time? The word for that is superposition.
by jewish_scientist
Fri May 04, 2018 3:47 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Quick Burning Paper
Replies: 47
Views: 4835

Re: Quick Burning Paper

Soupspoon wrote:Can I interest you in this frozen block of FOOF instead?

I have never said no to that question.
by jewish_scientist
Fri May 04, 2018 12:36 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Formally, What is P and NP?
Replies: 19
Views: 5133

Re: Formally, What is P and NP?

If P is a set of the puzzles that a deterministic Turning machine can solve in polynomial time and NP is a set of the puzzles that a non-deterministic Turning machine can solve in polynomial time, then P ⊂ NP.
by jewish_scientist
Fri May 04, 2018 12:26 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Quick Burning Paper
Replies: 47
Views: 4835

Re: Quick Burning Paper

Flash paper (nitrocellulose) burns cleanly without leaving behind traces of the text. I've seen it recommended for key storage that can be quickly destroyed if your door is busted down by government agents, to be used in combination with a hand cipher like Solitaire. Flash paper is the same things ...
by jewish_scientist
Wed May 02, 2018 3:21 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Formally, What is P and NP?
Replies: 19
Views: 5133

Re: Formally, What is P and NP?

Is this true: If I find the truth value of that really long statement I gave, then I have solved P = NP according to the machine definition of P = NP.

If so, can we talk about the verifier definition of P = NP?
by jewish_scientist
Wed May 02, 2018 3:09 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Quick Burning Paper
Replies: 47
Views: 4835

Re: Quick Burning Paper

I think that any cryptographic approach to secrecy is going to be vastly superior to an option where you have to be physically present to set something on fire. It's probably superior against most attacks, but it has a downside: encryption does not destroy information. Technically , nothing a perso...
by jewish_scientist
Wed May 02, 2018 3:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: libertarianism, socialism and other wonderful but clearly off-topic matters
Replies: 98
Views: 2331

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

I just realized something huge. Libertarianism is undeveloped Hobbian philosophy. Hobbs said that the reason people in the Natural State will inevitably surrender some rights in order to create a Social Contract is that man's greatest fear is the fear of death; all forms of government eventually ris...
by jewish_scientist
Wed May 02, 2018 2:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7174
Views: 534140

Re: Trump presidency

Over the past twelve months, he has lost at least fifteen pounds, Mr Trump takes 81 mg of aspirin daily and a low dose of a statin . His PSA test score is 0.15 (very low) . His physical strength and stamina are extraordinary . Mr Trump has suffered no form of cancer, has never had a hip, knee or sh...
by jewish_scientist
Wed May 02, 2018 2:16 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Quick Burning Paper
Replies: 47
Views: 4835

Re: Quick Burning Paper

You might be better off using a dissolving paper , which can dissolve quickly in water or acid... so you can just flush your important documents down the toilet or something and they'll be gone forever. Thats a pretty good idea. Much safer that magnesium-infused flammable material. There is the dow...
by jewish_scientist
Tue May 01, 2018 6:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: libertarianism, socialism and other wonderful but clearly off-topic matters
Replies: 98
Views: 2331

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

I don’t think they could effectively argue annulment — from Paxton’s statement, it seems like they’re gonna argue that setting the minimum wage is a task that only should fall upon the state legislature, and cities have no right to supplement it, and that mandating sick leave is equivalent to a cha...
by jewish_scientist
Tue May 01, 2018 3:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: libertarianism, socialism and other wonderful but clearly off-topic matters
Replies: 98
Views: 2331

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

In reality the are libertarians who are not brave enough to openly admit it. They are against a power federal government, because they are against any powerful government. They may have standing in court if the argue that the City Counsel is relying on annulment, which is the idea that small governm...
by jewish_scientist
Tue May 01, 2018 3:16 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Formally, What is P and NP?
Replies: 19
Views: 5133

Re: Formally, What is P and NP?

Just double checking: If P is a set of the puzzles that a deterministic Turning machine can solve in polynomial time and NP is a set of the puzzles that a non-deterministic Turning machine can solve in polynomial time, then P ⊂ NP.
by jewish_scientist
Tue May 01, 2018 3:03 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Quick Burning Paper
Replies: 47
Views: 4835

Re: Quick Burning Paper

Messages sent to and between spies generally are intended to be destroyed after reading. But you don't need anything fancy to do that. Regular paper is already flammable enough, or you could just crumple it up and drop it into the ocean. I was thinking more along the lines of the 1979 Iran Hostage ...
by jewish_scientist
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:53 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Quick Burning Paper
Replies: 47
Views: 4835

Quick Burning Paper

Imagine you are a researcher dealing with extremely dangerous things. I mean Manhattan Project level. You obviously want to keep all the documents away from the enemies. How would you go about doing this? An idea I had was to make the paper out of gun-cotten . If someone tried to forcible take the p...
by jewish_scientist
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6424
Views: 936497

Re: Police misbehavior thread

I agree. Tying politics and entertainment together results in an unstable system. Each politician has to be funnier than the last. Eventually, all the politician's energy is going into the performances and none goes into doing their job. Obviously, this is when the system comes crashing down. cough ...

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