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by jewish_scientist
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:13 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Formally, What is P and NP?
Replies: 17
Views: 2064

Re: Formally, What is P and NP?

What is being compared?
by jewish_scientist
Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:34 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Name of Rounded Triangle
Replies: 8
Views: 1282

Name of Rounded Triangle

I read about this shape a little while ago, but I forget what it is called. I do remember how to construct it though. Draw an equilateral triangle on the ground and put a pole at each corner. Now surround the whole thing with a rope that has its ends knotted together. Put a pen inside the rope and m...
by jewish_scientist
Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:11 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Formally, What is P and NP?
Replies: 17
Views: 2064

Re: Formally, What is P and NP?

The P = NP Problem is to answer the question, "Can a non-deterministic Turning machine solve a puzzle such that a function describing how long it will take the machine to solve the puzzle is not a polynomial?" Iff the answer is yes, then P =/= NP.

Is this correct?
by jewish_scientist
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1980: "Turkish Delight"
Replies: 95
Views: 6342

Re: 1980: "Turkish Delight"

When I first read The Chronicles of Narnia, I had no idea what Turkish Delight was. My best guess that I used to picture the scene in my mind was slices of turkey covered in honey/ syrup. I have never actually had Turkish Delight. How does my version compare to realities?
by jewish_scientist
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:06 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Formally, What is P and NP?
Replies: 17
Views: 2064

Formally, What is P and NP?

Iff the problem is P and f(x) is the function that says how long it would take most efficient process to solve this problem, the f(x) can be expressed as a polynomial. Iff the problem is NP and g(x) is the function that says how long it would take most efficient process to solve this problem, the g(...
by jewish_scientist
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:56 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Curve Filling a Rectangle
Replies: 5
Views: 828

Curve Filling a Rectangle

The Hilbert curve completely fills a square. Can a modified version be used to fill a rectangle? My instinct says yes, but I wanted to check anyway.
by jewish_scientist
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6083
Views: 847964

Re: Police misbehavior thread

I see white drug-addicts and homeless people denied rest-room keys and asked to leave establishments all the time. If they don't leave the police escort them out. Denying service isn't inherently racist. Part of the problem with determining discrimination is that a single incident is (usually) not ...
by jewish_scientist
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14625
Views: 2157929

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

I first read Swaziland as Switzerland. I like it my way more.
by jewish_scientist
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:27 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Justifying the Death Penelty
Replies: 54
Views: 3733

Re: Justifying the Death Penelty

I came here with an argument. You offered counterarguments. I gave counterarguments to your counterarguments. You see the pattern. That is what discourse is. That is one of the main ways ideas are developed and expanded upon. I responded to the objections the people here raised to the best of my abi...
by jewish_scientist
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6083
Views: 847964

Re: Police misbehavior thread

But a de-arrest is not necessarily an admission of a mistake on behalf of the officer, says Acpo. And a de-arrest doesn't overturn the fact of the arrest, Donoghue says. "As a general rule of thumb, if somebody is nicked and within five seconds is let go on the scene, there's unlikely to be an...
by jewish_scientist
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6083
Views: 847964

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Zohar, I appoligize. I misinterpreted what you where saying. They don't have to arrest if the business isn't pressing charges. How do you except the officers to know beforehand if Starbucks is going to decide to drop the charges or not? In the end, the arrest of these men is Starbuck's fault. That i...
by jewish_scientist
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:17 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Justifying the Death Penelty
Replies: 54
Views: 3733

Re: Justifying the Death Penelty

gmalivuk wrote:...freedom of speech will be magically preserved in this hypothetical prison (even when it clearly isn't that protected in any real-world prison)?

Cutting of all communication with the outside world is a form of psychological torture. Prisons also have the right to talk to a lawyer.
by jewish_scientist
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6083
Views: 847964

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Quick correction: now that I have seen the video with audio I know that the person I thought was the manager was actually a customer. Whether everything here was done by the book or not is irrelevant. I think asking the question, "Did this situation result from the protocols police follow, or f...
by jewish_scientist
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14625
Views: 2157929

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

Saying every element in a given set shares a property is different than saying ONLY element in that set have that property. For example, the statement "Every bird lays eggs," is not equivalent to the statement, "Only birds lay eggs."
by jewish_scientist
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4872
Views: 373251

Re: Trump presidency

I'm starting to long for the days when Trump was a bit too cosy with Russia. He's a bit all-or-nothing, isn't he. Not so good at taking a firm line with a hostile power without escalating into a military confrontation. Consider that Russia is only taking a reactionary action and Trump has no proble...
by jewish_scientist
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6083
Views: 847964

Re: Police misbehavior thread

First of all, here is a video of the incident, something the 2 articles linked to should have provided. I cannot listen to the audio since I am at school, but it looks like the police are trying to mediate the situation. At 4:45 we see the police talking to someone who I think is the manager. True, ...
by jewish_scientist
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14625
Views: 2157929

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

"My rule of thumb, which is defined by Oxford Dictionary as a 'broadly accurate guide or principle, based on practice rather than theory' is that anything half as big as you or bigger can kill you."
There, are you happy now.

Sableagle wrote:Half a big by what measurement? Length, height or mass?

Yes.
by jewish_scientist
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:01 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Justifying the Death Penelty
Replies: 54
Views: 3733

Re: Justifying the Death Penelty

gmalivuk wrote:See, I can make trivially true and irrelevant statements, too!

Just because it is trivial to you, a student of formal logic, does not mean that it is trivial to everyone.
by jewish_scientist
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4872
Views: 373251

Re: Trump presidency

I cannot help but notice that you stayed gender neutral except for the 3rd and 5th sentence. Perhaps you subconsciously think only men can be successful and women always make mistakes. Perhaps it is a coincidence that I am reading way too far into for the purpose of humor. Only time will tell.
by jewish_scientist
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14625
Views: 2157929

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

My general rule of thumb is anything half as big as you can kill you.
by jewish_scientist
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:27 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Justifying the Death Penelty
Replies: 54
Views: 3733

Re: Justifying the Death Penelty

gmalivuk and elasto: Just because action A is worse than action B does not mean action B is moral.

Mutex: If I have an excuse to link to this I will take it.
by jewish_scientist
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4872
Views: 373251

Re: Trump presidency

Mutex wrote:Yeah, the whole point of being a politician is the lucrative career you get afterwards.

Do not forget about a hunger for power (cough cough Hillery cough cough) or stroking your own ego (e.g. Trump)
by jewish_scientist
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4872
Views: 373251

Re: Trump presidency

There is definitely much more to this story than that (besides the fact that this is always true in politics). Ryan is only 48 years old and has already gotten on of the most powerful positions in the U.S. government. To give that up is a major hit to his career and not something anyone would take l...
by jewish_scientist
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4872
Views: 373251

Re: Trump presidency

I'm starting to long for the days when Trump was a bit too cosy with Russia. He's a bit all-or-nothing, isn't he. Not so good at taking a firm line with a hostile power without escalating into a military confrontation. Consider that Russia is only taking a reactionary action and Trump has no proble...
by jewish_scientist
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:12 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Justifying the Death Penelty
Replies: 54
Views: 3733

Re: Justifying the Death Penelty

It follows trivially given that it would be justified to execute Hitler, there are some cases where capital punishment is justified. The problem is that this is not trivial to most people. Since formal logic is not a required course in most school's (it was not even available in my high school) the...
by jewish_scientist
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4872
Views: 373251

Re: Trump presidency

[url=https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/09/us/politics/fbi-raids-office-of-trumps-longtime-lawyer-michael-cohen.html]The F.B.I. also seized emails, tax documents and business records, the person said.

Maybe we will finally get a look at those tax returns now.
by jewish_scientist
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:18 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Justifying the Death Penelty
Replies: 54
Views: 3733

Re: Justifying the Death Penelty

What is the death penalty but State sanctioned murder? What is a fine but state sanctioned theft? The situations in which murder are justified that you brought up are in self defense. Your entire argument is based on the connection between them. My argument is in no way related to self defense. I b...
by jewish_scientist
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:29 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: TSA not Bound by Constitution
Replies: 3
Views: 1010

TSA not Bound by Constitution

I was reading this article on Lowering the Bar and something stuck out to me. But in rulings that surprised no one, TSA administrative-law judges upheld the fine. Brennan’s constitutional challenge could not be raised there, because a handy TSA regulation specifically forbids its ALJs from even cons...
by jewish_scientist
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:06 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Justifying the Death Penelty
Replies: 54
Views: 3733

Re: Justifying the Death Penelty

I mean, if the law was that capital punishment was legal but only applicable for people who have been responsible for the deaths of millions, that's... pretty close to capital punishment being illegal, really. Close to being illegal, but is still legal. My argument is designed to show that situatio...
by jewish_scientist
Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:16 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6083
Views: 847964

Re: Police misbehavior thread

The unnecessary police shootings amount to what, 300 extra people dead? ~300 people have been killed by police in 2018 already. The amount per year is closer to 1,000 people. But the problem is that these 300 deaths basically have the same effect as hate crimes, in that they cause far more psycholo...
by jewish_scientist
Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6083
Views: 847964

Re: Police misbehavior thread

I can't speak to the Simpson's paradox -- and I don't know if I agree with the post you're replying to -- but if you need a citation that police interact with black people more often than white people, then I think you're in the wrong thread. Imagine Adam and Ben are both professional baseball hitt...
by jewish_scientist
Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4872
Views: 373251

Re: Trump presidency

The Caravan is largely broken up thanks to the strong immigration laws of Mexico and their willingness to use them so as not to cause a giant scene at our Border. Because of the Trump Administrations actions, Border crossings are at a still UNACCEPTABLE 46 year low. Stop drugs! My favorite part of ...
by jewish_scientist
Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6083
Views: 847964

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Police shoot unarmed black people more often because they interact with black people more often... Black people are the minority, so the police should interact with them less, not more. If you are claiming that there is a disproportionate amount of interaction and that this imbalance causes the Sim...
by jewish_scientist
Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4872
Views: 373251

Re: Trump presidency

Twitter says that page does not exist anymore.
by jewish_scientist
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:52 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Justifying the Death Penelty
Replies: 54
Views: 3733

Re: Justifying the Death Penelty

Killing someone in self defense is moral. Therefore there are situations where killing people is moral. All I have to do is prove that cases exist where the death penalty is moral, because it follows from that that the death penalty must be legal.
by jewish_scientist
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6083
Views: 847964

Re: Police misbehavior thread

CorruptUser wrote:In combat situations, the brain shuts down.

Citation Needed
by jewish_scientist
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4872
Views: 373251

Re: Trump presidency

Do you have a citation for that?
by jewish_scientist
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:12 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Justifying the Death Penelty
Replies: 54
Views: 3733

Re: Justifying the Death Penelty

Yeah, I was going to get to that, but I ran out of time. Counterargument 3: Hitler should have received life in prison. Response that I will not give into since it goes down a whole big rabbit hole: Imprisonment is an inherently immoral punishment. Response that I will actually give: Even prisoners ...
by jewish_scientist
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:02 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Justifying the Death Penelty
Replies: 54
Views: 3733

Justifying the Death Penelty

My class on social ethics is having a debate on whether the death penalty is morally acceptable or not. I am on the side that it is. This is the argument I plan on giving. Do you see any problems with it. Premise 1: People who preform equivalent crimes deserve equivalent punishments. Premise 2: If H...
by jewish_scientist
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:05 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Are Vitamin Supplements Toxic to Non-Human Animals?
Replies: 14
Views: 1145

Re: Are Vitamin Supplements Toxic to Non-Human Animals?

gmalivuk wrote:Why "let's say"? Do you have a story or not?

I have not decided on exactly what the pet will be. A medium sized dog is probably the upper limit though.

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