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by Nuvector
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1949: "Fruit Collider"
Replies: 54
Views: 6010

Re: 1949: "Fruit Collider"

The most delicious exotic fruit discovered this way is the strawberry banana. Sadly, it's only stable in puree form, so it's currently limited to yogurt and smoothies, but they're building a massive collider in Europe to search for a strawberry banana that can be eaten whole. This is also how tange...
by Nuvector
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:07 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Nash Equilibrium in American politics
Replies: 91
Views: 11955

Re: Nash Equilibrium in American politics

If winning is about shaping policy, then you must compromise (cooperate) to effect your policy of choice and you no longer have a Nash Equilibrium at that point. Are you saying that this idea is not in line with a Nash Equilibrium? Correct. NE is a gaming theory. Politics isn't theoretical, and it'...
by Nuvector
Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:18 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Nash Equilibrium in American politics
Replies: 91
Views: 11955

Re: Nash Equilibrium in American politics

Why is big data and social media such a problem? We all seem to be on the same page that social media and echo chambers are causing trouble, but why? Why are we creating our filter bubbles the way we do? Social media filter bubbles are created by deep learning machines that learn your preferences, ...
by Nuvector
Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:57 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Nash Equilibrium in American politics
Replies: 91
Views: 11955

Re: Nash Equilibrium in American politics

Let me first mention that winning in politics is about shaping policy, not winning elections. This means that checking the other side isn't only about winning elections; the strategy has to be more broadly focused on all ways to stop opposing policy. This isn't internally consistent. If your object...
by Nuvector
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:15 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Wealth taxation
Replies: 120
Views: 24674

Re: Wealth taxation

IThe families who do own their farm outright aren't exactly the richest people either. They might make $24,000 a year from their crops or livestock and that's not even considering whether or not they have their farm equipment paid for. Hence the term, "dirt poor." Having lots of acreage b...
by Nuvector
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:03 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Nash Equilibrium in American politics
Replies: 91
Views: 11955

Re: Nash Equilibrium in American politics

I have a theory that our two party system is approaching a Nash Equilibrium in politics. Or rather, this is my hypothesis, and I'd love to get my ideas onto firmer ground, be it by either building support or finding flaws. Maybe my understanding falls short on what the Nash Equilibrium actually is,...
by Nuvector
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1948: "Campaign Fundraising Emails"
Replies: 34
Views: 5129

Re: 1948: "Campaign Fundraising Emails"

DavidSh wrote:Pleasantly surprised to see the Tolkien quote there. I don't see how it would work as a request for money, though.

"Like rain on the mountain..."
If only more politicians were cognizant of the ephemeral nature of campaign funding.

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