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by Meticulac
Tue May 28, 2019 4:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8719
Views: 925756

Re: Trump presidency

Still, I think I'll still throw in a few of my own responses anyway. And; Today our creepy Cheeto Chief goes on 'strike' because he does;t like Congressional Oversight. Yeah well you can't call somebody a criminal and then 5 minutes later sit down with him to discuss road infrastructure plans as if ...
by Meticulac
Tue May 28, 2019 3:24 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9348727

Re: Thoughts for ships

It's almost surprising to me that consumer cooperatives aren't more of a thing in software and websites. See if you can crowdfund enough to cover two years of starting up, then focus on strategies that offer job security and promote user loyalty. I guess equity for ad-watching could be an awkward sy...
by Meticulac
Tue May 28, 2019 1:13 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How capitalist free markets can be used to save the environment
Replies: 51
Views: 7710

Re: How capitalist free markets can be used to save the environment

It seems plausible enough that some business might try using solar mirrors to regulate the Earth's temperature by reflecting light towards/away, while also beaming down power from orbit in the form of microwave beams. I can expect it could easily end up being over-relied on to the point of causing o...
by Meticulac
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:03 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding for Kids
Replies: 13
Views: 6134

Re: Coding for Kids

Lightbot is a nice coding game that gradually introduced symbols like arrows and springs for directing the robot around. In addition to the old flash version, I found that it's also on iPad, Android, and Amazon tablets. When my nephew came over recently, I showed loaded it up on his, and he did pret...
by Meticulac
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:25 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Verifying physics at home
Replies: 15
Views: 3126

Re: Verifying physics at home

There's instructions on Instructables for making a spectroscope by using a CD as a diffraction grating, though I'm not sure how well that'd work outside the visible light range.
by Meticulac
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:17 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Class vs class
Replies: 81
Views: 22359

Re: Class vs class

Another way of putting it might be compassionate versus those who do so callous people? I wasn't sure if that would be an apt descriptor before, or going too hard on the disfavored group, but Trump defining said group makes the latter seem much less likely. Then again, would a polished "classy&...
by Meticulac
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:54 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Being Rich is Against Anyone's Rational Self Interest
Replies: 37
Views: 6276

Re: Being Rich is Against Anyone's Rational Self Interest

Given that most money now gets produced via a fractional reserve banking system in the form of credits and debits on digital ledgers, it seems odd to build an argument on the idea of their being a fixed supply of money in circulation that needs to be conserved. Aside from that, I agree both with the...
by Meticulac
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:18 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: What is in Your Clipboard?
Replies: 3692
Views: 635683

Re: What is in Your Clipboard?

1*((sin(((t >> 10) & (1+Math.sqrt(t)) & 63)*t/2)+1)+(cos(((t >> 10) & (1+Math.log(t)*Math.log(t)) & 127)* t/2)+1))

Bytebeat code
by Meticulac
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:27 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Class vs class
Replies: 81
Views: 22359

Re: Class vs class

I think raucous versus demure gets at the dichotomy Phforrest was trying to convey pretty well. As for this side-discussion on social media, I ought to take the time to write down a description of how I think I'd like a distributed communication platform to work some time. Scuttlebutt and Solid are ...
by Meticulac
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:21 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Miscellaneous Science Questions
Replies: 2962
Views: 729890

Re: Miscellaneous Science Questions

Given the energy density/vacuum energy of space as some value, and the Bekenstein bound as an upper limit of the information content of a region of space with a finite amount of energy, is it meaningful to talk of a vacuum information content? Would it make sense to try and find some other way of me...
by Meticulac
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:38 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Is linguistics a real science?
Replies: 60
Views: 8150

Re: Is linguistics a real science?

Linguistics is a useful area of knowledge, helping us mantain the consistant meaning of formal statements over time, itself a crucial aspect of the sciences. So really, it's a choice of whether to classify it as a sceince, or define science such that useful bodies of knowledge that science relies on...
by Meticulac
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:08 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What if the second law was breakable?
Replies: 73
Views: 9976

Re: What if the second law was breakable?

My understanding of entropy currently derives from five concepts: Non-cyclic time, physics in which the universe's next state can be determined by its current state, the pigeonhole principle, entropy as information, and the Bekenstein Bound. To start off, let's say time is linear rather than cyclic:...
by Meticulac
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2121:"Light Pollution"
Replies: 41
Views: 8090

Re: 2121:"Light Pollution"

Hasn't biology found a way yet to make species of insects/funghi that love one particular spikey invasive plant (in a not-so-symbiotic way)? Or any particularly invasive plant for that matter, because we're getting more and more of those due to all our world-wide transport. Such insect/fungi would ...
by Meticulac
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2121:"Light Pollution"
Replies: 41
Views: 8090

Re: 2121:"Light Pollution"

I propose removing the need for outdoor lighting by giving everyone night vision goggles.
by Meticulac
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2412438

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Greetings! Things I very much like: ⋅ various aspects of machines, including their appearance, structure, history of development, and philosophy of design ⋅ biology, especially cellular biology, and as the intersection of this and the above, bionics ⋅ craft/cooking/DIY ...

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