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by jewish_scientist
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8235
Views: 656125

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: 11197

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: 11197

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: 4493

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.
by jewish_scientist
Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6485
Views: 998887

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Yes. Yes I did.
by jewish_scientist
Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6485
Views: 998887

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Here is a whole big feature on a corrupt task force by the BBC. I have only read part of it so far, but I can already tell this is a Pulitzer Prize worthy report.
by jewish_scientist
Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6485
Views: 998887

Re: Police misbehavior thread

The video on that site does not play for me. If anyone else has that problem, try this one.
by jewish_scientist
Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8235
Views: 656125

Re: Trump presidency

I got the impression that Sardia was intentionally listing things that are done to blacks as things that we could do to Nazis, so I don't think you swapping the swap back again will illustrate anything to Sardia. I was, however, unclear whether Sardia was suggesting that it would actually be okay t...
by jewish_scientist
Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:32 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Are Vitamin Supplements Toxic to Non-Human Animals?
Replies: 14
Views: 4493

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

Let's say that it is a 50bls dog.
by jewish_scientist
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:33 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Are Vitamin Supplements Toxic to Non-Human Animals?
Replies: 14
Views: 4493

Are Vitamin Supplements Toxic to Non-Human Animals?

I am writing a story and there is a plot point where someone accidentally lets their pet eat a vitamin supplement and gets really sick. Would regular supplements contain enough nutrients to do that and which nutrients would be responsible?
by jewish_scientist
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:24 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Integrating Superpowers into Society
Replies: 5
Views: 2572

Re: Integrating Superpowers into Society

Would it be worth keeping a normal engineer to drive, and paying minimum wage (and unlimited wifi?) for a highschool dropout to sit in the back and feed electricity to the train 8 hours a day? The problem with that and similar ideas is that the people with powers would need so much exercise and tra...
by jewish_scientist
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8235
Views: 656125

Re: Trump presidency

There are plenty of people who feel that immigrants are 'stealing' their jobs, so they want to build a wall. They would care very much about people overstaying their visas.
by jewish_scientist
Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8235
Views: 656125

Re: Trump presidency

A wall along the southern border is not racist. It is a matter of national security, sovereignty, and the rule of law. I don't support a "Muslim ban," and Trump's travel ban on countries which are known to harbor terrorists with strong anti-American beliefs is not a "Muslim ban."...
by jewish_scientist
Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:06 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Proving One of Demorgan's Law
Replies: 5
Views: 3213

Re: Proving One of Demorgan's Law

I know, but I am not allowed to use truth tables. I have to derive it.
by jewish_scientist
Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1854
Views: 334198

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

...and by the 8th square the chess board is an obese diabetic. And you still have 56 squares to go. By the 64th square, your density is about 10 million times higher than a neutron star. It should explode; failing that, it should collapse into a 10^-6 inch scale black hole. Maybe both. So what your...
by jewish_scientist
Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8235
Views: 656125

Re: Trump presidency

One of my family's proudest moments was when my great-grandpa punched Father Coughlin in the face. Coughlin was a neo-Nazi, but before the Nazis themselves were really a major thing. So that's what, a paleo-Nazi? Point is, if my great grandpa was right to punch a paleo-Nazi in the face, I'm not goi...
by jewish_scientist
Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1973: "Star Lore"
Replies: 33
Views: 7257

Re: 1973: "Star Lore"

Yet another problem that can be solved by duct tape.
by jewish_scientist
Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:35 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Proving One of Demorgan's Law
Replies: 5
Views: 3213

Proving One of Demorgan's Law

I know that this is technically not a math question, but I am way to annoyed to care. My logic homework is P /\ Q |- -( -P v -Q) This is how far I got: 1 . . . 1 . . . P /\ Q . . . . . . A 1 . . . 2 . . . P . . . . . . . . 1 /\ E 1 . . . 3 . . . Q . . . . . . . . 1 /\ E 4 . . . 4 . . . -P v -Q . . ....
by jewish_scientist
Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15022
Views: 2432969

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

Watch a sunset while laying on your belly. As soon as the last rays of the sun disappear from your view, quickly stand up. If the Earth is round, this slight change in viewing angle should be enough to let you see the tiniest little sliver of the sun. A more rigorous form of the same experiment can ...
by jewish_scientist
Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:57 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Accidentally purifying the oceans
Replies: 10
Views: 3265

Re: Accidentally purifying the oceans

They would suffer from the collapse of the ecosystems they are part of though.
by jewish_scientist
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1854
Views: 334198

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

...and by the 8th square the chess board is an obese diabetic.
by jewish_scientist
Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1854
Views: 334198

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

This is probably where a lot of the confusion on the Uber case came from: The vehicle was traveling 38 mph, though it is unclear whether that was above or below the speed limit. (Police said the speed limit was 35 mph, but a Google Street View shot of the roadway taken last July shows a speed limit ...
by jewish_scientist
Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15022
Views: 2432969

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

As we reported in November, Hughes converted to his flat-Earth beliefs only in recent years, not long after his first fundraising campaign netted just 0.2 percent of its goal. But then he announced his conversion — which he says he undertook after he "researched it for several months in betwee...
by jewish_scientist
Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6485
Views: 998887

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Hypothetical. What happens if we were to require every cop to carry a flashbang? Would there be fewer injuries or more? Cops making a no knock raid, and bang every room befire moving in. Owner doesn't get the chance to be a "threat to my fellow officers lives". But every person in the hou...
by jewish_scientist
Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1854
Views: 334198

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

It isn't about being a victim making you always right or immune to criticism, or at least, ought not to be. I never claimed this. It is important to remember the post I was responding to in full reads: The "driver" wasn't there to prevent this situation. As I understand it, the person...
by jewish_scientist
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1971: "Personal Data"
Replies: 82
Views: 13388

Re: 1971: "Personal Data"

Do you have a source for that etymology? Because my sources agree that stock does eventually derive from a block of wood, but the line of descent is uncertain, and almost definitely derives through stock in the sense of goods for sale (in stock) and that possibly from boat building. It was a book.....
by jewish_scientist
Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:41 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Free floating "gas dwarf"?
Replies: 8
Views: 3821

Re: Free floating "gas dwarf"?

You should look into the Roche Limit, which is how close a body held together only by gravity can get to a given body without being torn apart by the given body's gravity.
by jewish_scientist
Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1854
Views: 334198

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

Explain to me the difference between a dusty wind and a brick wall in terms a computer can understand using only visual information. Why is a computer relying on only visual information? The only non-visual method of gaining information of one's surroundings at a distance that I can think of is sou...
by jewish_scientist
Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1971: "Personal Data"
Replies: 82
Views: 13388

Re: 1971: "Personal Data"

"If stocks go up, should I leave more money in my mailbox or less?" Depend. Do you own any stocks? Fun fact: the economic term 'stocks' comes from the biological term 'stocks'. People would take a stock of wood and cut markings around it to represent a debt. The more cuts, the more money w...
by jewish_scientist
Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8235
Views: 656125

Re: Trump presidency

Liri wrote:....is it? Exxon makes the fuel for GE's engines that keep Boeing's planes in the air.

I did not think of that. I was thinking about who they buy stuff from and who they sell stuff to; governments and power plants, steel mills and manufacturers, LOTS of different material providers and consumers.
by jewish_scientist
Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1854
Views: 334198

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

The cyclist was crossing in the dark, without lights or reflective clothing, from a non-pedestrian median, far from any crosswalk, and appeared oblivious to traffic - she doesn't even seem to register that a car (with headlights) is oncoming, right up to the final frame of the video. Have you ever ...
by jewish_scientist
Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6485
Views: 998887

Re: Police misbehavior thread

My point was more along the lines of, 'Look at how horribly these cops are trained.' Any basic firearms course would tell you to never shoot madly like that. This miscommunication is on me. I should have made myself clearer.
by jewish_scientist
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6485
Views: 998887

Re: Police misbehavior thread

At about 0:27-0:36 the officer fires ten times and then readjusts his aim once. That is just flat out bad marksmanship. The rule of thump, especially for handguns, is that after the second shot the gun has moved so much that further shots will miss. That is actually why automatic handguns are not a ...
by jewish_scientist
Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8235
Views: 656125

Re: Trump presidency

[The] United States Chamber of Commerce... lobbies on behalf of ExxonMobil, Boeing and General Electric among other giants.

That is quite an interesting combination of companies.
by jewish_scientist
Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1854
Views: 334198

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

Nothing says the noise has to be fake engine noises. Now I'm imagining all electric cars playing classical music at low volumes. Specifically the Jaws theme, that automatically adjusts the tempo depending on how fast you go. Dun dun... Dun dun... [Insert witty comment about the Doppler Effect] One ...
by jewish_scientist
Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:12 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: What language should I learn?
Replies: 15
Views: 7066

Re: What language should I learn?

I actually see a fair number of job postings listing Python as a desired or bonus language, but okay, gotcha. Depends on the job. Software development, no, python is not going to land you a job, but for a more data science, analytics or informatics role python is absolutely an in-demand language. R...
by jewish_scientist
Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:20 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Integrating Superpowers into Society
Replies: 5
Views: 2572

Integrating Superpowers into Society

I watching a show where people having superpowers is fairly common, a little like My Hero Academia. However, rather than causing people to become special heroes/ villains, superpowers became rather mundane. Kind of like how plasmids became no big deal in Rapture, until... you know. For example, a du...
by jewish_scientist
Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1854
Views: 334198

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

sardia wrote:For example, put up fencing so that people don't Jay walk, or have traffic lights that give all red lights so pedestrians can cross without cars trying to turn right.

Maybe we should try to build more sidewalks before funding such a huge project.
by jewish_scientist
Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15022
Views: 2432969

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

If you’re a lawyer, you’d hope never to see this headline: “Federal judge to [your last name]: ‘That’s not how trials are conducted.'” But if you are Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, you have seen many such headlines recently, if you are still reading news. Because you decided to personally r...
by jewish_scientist
Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1854
Views: 334198

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

Except I don't jump in front of trees, but I do walk across streets, so I'm going to care more about one than the other. And off topic, but hippies chaining themselves to trees; good or bad? If a human sees someone walking on a sidewalk that is not near any crosswalks and frequently looking over th...

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