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by jewish_scientist
Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6468
Views: 956379

Re: Police misbehavior thread

The problem is that someone doing their job poorly, such as a cop shooting an armed suspect, is news and a person doing their job correctly, such as a cop shooting an armed suspect, is not. truly [sic], the problem is that we don't just spend more time lauding cops for shooting people Of course it ...
by jewish_scientist
Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:22 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Rubrics Cube of Doom
Replies: 3
Views: 2845

Rubrics Cube of Doom

I plan on painting over the squares of a rubrics cube and drawing a curve across the surface, then giving it to one of my friends who can solve a rubrics cube. I was wondering just how the people here would do this. I am designing the pattern of the drawing on a net of a rubrics cube, so your soluti...
by jewish_scientist
Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6468
Views: 956379

Re: Police misbehavior thread

I think people are being really unfair to the cops by generalizing these incidents of corruption. The problem is that someone doing their job poorly, such as a cop shooting an armed suspect, is news and a person doing their job correctly, such as a cop shooting an armed suspect, is not. I remember a...
by jewish_scientist
Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14958
Views: 2354466

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

It's almost like a currency linked to something that can vanish into the bit bucket at the drop of a hat is kind of stupid or something. You have a point, but the password part is the least stupid part of bitcoin. I'm still struggling to see how they can take blockchain software and turn it into so...
by jewish_scientist
Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:09 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Explosives As A Reflective Wall
Replies: 12
Views: 3823

Re: Explosives As A Reflective Wall

Two waves can travel through each other without effecting one another. If you use an explosive and a solid, you can get the result you are looking for. Otherwise, the best you can hope for is to create deconstructive interference, which will always fail to completely cancel the original explosive, b...
by jewish_scientist
Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:55 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: 4-dimensional version of the 6 simple machine.
Replies: 8
Views: 2861

Re: 4-dimensional version of the 6 simple machine.

It seems to me that kinematic pairs are a way to connect two simple machines in order to form a complex machine.
by jewish_scientist
Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1946: "Hawaii"
Replies: 28
Views: 4879

Re: 1946: "Hawaii"

They probably should have sent out a message saying, "Warning! We have reason to believe citizens in your area are in danger. Please [insert instructions]." Just saying a threat is coming and nothing more doesn't really help anyone.
by jewish_scientist
Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:25 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: 4-dimensional version of the 6 simple machine.
Replies: 8
Views: 2861

Re: 4-dimensional version of the 6 simple machine.

I would define a simple machine somewhere along the lines of, "All mechanical processes are the result of one or more simple machines acting in conjunction."
by jewish_scientist
Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:41 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Why do Chameleons Not Use Camoufloge?
Replies: 23
Views: 4443

Re: Why do Chameleons Not Use Camoufloge?

I agree with you, but the problems is that was not what I was told. Again and again we were explicitly told that it was not used for camouflage and were only used for communication.
by jewish_scientist
Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Porn, Ethical Porn, Use of Likenesses in Porn. (blown away from News & Articles)
Replies: 72
Views: 7552

Re: Porn, Ethical Porn, Use of Likenesses in Porn.

Okay... I am fighting the tempting to quit my Own thread forever and ever... 'cause you MEN are not listening. I am SO happy you said this. I have held the opinion that sexism against men is a real problem. Admittedly, it happens less than sexism against women, but it is still a thing we have to ad...
by jewish_scientist
Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Porn, Ethical Porn, Use of Likenesses in Porn. (blown away from News & Articles)
Replies: 72
Views: 7552

Re: Porn, Ethical Porn, Use of Likenesses in Porn.

The only thing that I have read on this thread is when it was created. It was 2 days ago and we are on page 2. I do not even know how to react to this.
by jewish_scientist
Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1946: "Hawaii"
Replies: 28
Views: 4879

Re: 1946: "Hawaii"

People panicked, which is the incorrect response to situation. Panic can be prevented by providing preemptive information. f that is not possible then the state could just send instructions with the message. I am not sure what those instructions would be, but the result would probably be better than...
by jewish_scientist
Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:27 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Why do Chameleons Not Use Camoufloge?
Replies: 23
Views: 4443

Re: Why do Chameleons Not Use Camoufloge?

Seriously. Seriously! Everything I have ever learned about chameleons changing color reiterated that it was not for used camouflage. This isn't that psychological bias that the most often you hear something the more confident you feel in it. I got this from respectable resources; teachers, zoo manag...
by jewish_scientist
Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Unnecessary SWAT Use
Replies: 9
Views: 5985

Re: Unnecessary SWAT Use

And when SWAT comes I bet there shall be properties damaged, people injured unnecessarily and even killed unnecessarily. And even if, like, you're a murderess w/severe anger issues threatening EVERYONE? MAYBE the cops should try TALKING before sending elite marksmen and women to KILL KILL people. T...
by jewish_scientist
Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Giant Heads Nod in Approval
Replies: 2
Views: 4697

Re: The Giant Heads Nod in Approval

When you bumped this thread back up, I thought that it was a brand new thread, so I was like, "Hey, didn't some one already point that out. I definitly remember making a post about it, somewhere."
by jewish_scientist
Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Social Justice Articles
Replies: 2
Views: 3926

Re: Social Justice Articles

MRAs made up a shadow puppet of what feminism and liberalism are truly about... The technical term for the part I underlined is Stray Man . Ending discrimination and treating ALL races/classes/sexes/orientations equally beneath the laws of today. Define 'equal'. See that's a pretty tough thing. Jus...
by jewish_scientist
Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1946: "Hawaii"
Replies: 28
Views: 4879

Re: 1946: "Hawaii"

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-24/hawaii-governor-admits-he-forgot-twitter-password-in-false-alarm/9355364] wrote: The warning triggered panic among residents, who gathered family members, ran out onto the streets and desperately sought shelter as they awaited the attack.


At least there is a silver lining; we now know that Hawaii is not prepared to protect citizens form a ballistic missile.
by jewish_scientist
Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: What do you want to know about a comic con?
Replies: 46
Views: 11007

Re: What do you want to know about a comic con?

[H]having a black Captain America is different. This has actually happened before with a different character. Marvel is currently making comics set in 2 unrelated universes. The idea was that writer for the new universe would have more freedom because they would not have to deal with decades of est...
by jewish_scientist
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:06 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Why do Chameleons Not Use Camoufloge?
Replies: 23
Views: 4443

Why do Chameleons Not Use Camoufloge?

I know that the main reason chameleons change color for communication and not for camouflage, but why. When there are no other chameleons around, why not blend into your surroundings. Plus. their 360 o vision and excellent eyesight means that they could change their color to make exactly whatever is...
by jewish_scientist
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:21 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Best Anti-virus Software of Linux
Replies: 10
Views: 3903

Best Anti-virus Software of Linux

The most recent thread I found on the subject on the Linux Mint forums concluded that you don't need one and this article agrees, but that sounds silly/ stupid. Being careful with what I download and where I go is not mutually exclusive to install some anti-virus software, so why would I not get some.
by jewish_scientist
Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:47 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: PI - Invention or Discovery
Replies: 88
Views: 11446

Re: PI - Invention or Discovery

That numberphile video is talking about something different then I am. All the data on that DVD? That's one big number. It's illegal to share that big number because that would be copying copyrighted data. Yet, on paper, you can't copyright a number because it is discovered, not created. It is ille...
by jewish_scientist
Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:38 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14958
Views: 2354466

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

I am pretty sure that the home owners were paying a lot in taxes. The problem was that there was this one $30 annual tax that they did not know about.
by jewish_scientist
Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:30 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7914
Views: 582160

Re: Trump presidency

Donald Trump cancels February visit to UK When I first read that headline my brain switched the words 'visit' and 'to'. I am being completely honest. Edited to capitalize the acronym DACA, because The Guardian can't seem to capitalize acronyms: They were quoting Trump, who did not capitalize DACA c...
by jewish_scientist
Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:35 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6468
Views: 956379

Re: Police misbehavior thread

I do not thing that that term is racism, because the gypsy people have historically been nomadic. The Oxford dictionary actually makes explicit reference to this in the definition of 'gypsy'. Sorry for nip-picking, but it was an easy mistake to correct so I didn't see the harm.
by jewish_scientist
Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:00 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14958
Views: 2354466

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

I bet that the buyers need more than an average lawyer though, especially when you consider how the home owners will probably plan to stall until they go broke. That said, I think that the home owners may actually have a point. They claim that they were not notified that the property was being sold ...
by jewish_scientist
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:36 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Yet another FTL question...
Replies: 35
Views: 6989

Re: Yet another FTL question...

Okay. I understand all of that. I had a different question though. On a Penrose Diagram light travels at 45 o , so anything moving FTL would be at >45 o . Drawing these lines would create a FTL cone. Since an object's FTL cone is larger than its light cone, then two objects not in each others light ...
by jewish_scientist
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14958
Views: 2354466

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

You know in Mythbusters when they make molds of their own bodies for the ballistics gel. $20 says these guys were trying to do something like that. My favorite part though is that they put the person's head in a plastic bag before surrounding it with cement.
by jewish_scientist
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6468
Views: 956379

Re: Police misbehavior thread

I actually did some research on how the legal repercussions of swatting. There is a legal principle called criminal liability, which basically means that a person is responsible for all of the results of an illegal action. For example, if a thief breaks into a home and accidentally starts a fire, th...
by jewish_scientist
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7914
Views: 582160

Re: Trump presidency

It's funny, people act like Trump is the worst thing in the world like it's new, but what distinguishes Trump-Bad from just plain old GOP bad often gets lost. The biggest Trump-bad that is unique to Trump would be corruption, Russia, incompetence, mental disengagement, and temperament(unfit for off...
by jewish_scientist
Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:10 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: PI - Invention or Discovery
Replies: 88
Views: 11446

Re: PI - Invention or Discovery

What about Isaac Newtion. Did he discover or invent calculus? Ask Leibniz… ;) lqtm I think it's arguable that there really... of our distinction between "discovery" and "invention". Relevant Numberphile video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wo19Y4tw0l8 I would say that ...
by jewish_scientist
Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:41 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Sugar and Vitamin/Mineral Absorption
Replies: 8
Views: 2729

Re: Sugar and Vitamin/Mineral Absorption

The refinement of sugar canes strips them of around 40 vital nutrients, leaving the white sugar with nothing else than empty calories I always found the concept of 'empty calories' to be at best misleading and at worse condescending. Foods containing 'empty calories' are simply food...
by jewish_scientist
Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:54 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7914
Views: 582160

Re: Trump presidency

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jan/07/steve-bannon-treason-donald-trump-jr-michael-wolff-fire-fury Looks like Bannon figured out he has no allies nor any income stream. He's saying he misspoke when he said Trump was treasonous, he meant manafort, which totally sounds like Trump... If this...
by jewish_scientist
Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:39 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Multipath Crazy Straw
Replies: 24
Views: 4835

Re: Multipath Crazy Straw

If it is not too much of I bother, go ahead.
by jewish_scientist
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:39 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Video on the Definition of Species
Replies: 4
Views: 2216

Re: Video on the Definition of Species

I believe you're referring to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fOfFlMe6ek (since I've also seen that video because of the forum That is the exact video I am thinking of. Thanks for finding it. It is just so annoying when you lose track of something like that and then you want to watch it again. I m...
by jewish_scientist
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:26 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Video on the Definition of Species
Replies: 4
Views: 2216

Video on the Definition of Species

Someone here showed me a great Youtube video on the exact definition of species and I cannot find it now. The reason I like that one in particular is because the narrator points out that scientists use over 30 different definitions and she even details the advantages and disadvantages of a few defin...
by jewish_scientist
Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:02 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6468
Views: 956379

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Ginger wrote:I stand by my position that most cops are evil-evil dominance obsessed pigs.

Just because every time you have interacted with the cops they were mean does not mean that all cops are mean. Maybe you should take a statistics class before condemning a million people.
by jewish_scientist
Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:32 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Yet another FTL question...
Replies: 35
Views: 6989

Re: Yet another FTL question...

What does 'breaking causality' actually mean?
by jewish_scientist
Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:29 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Melting Wood
Replies: 18
Views: 3752

Re: Melting Wood

I am confused. In that article's abstract, it never says that they actually melted cellulose. It just says that they made cellulose into really thin disks and then analyzed them.
by jewish_scientist
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7914
Views: 582160

Re: Trump presidency

I've always wondered, what happens to people fired from top government positions? I mean, couldn't Muller always apply for a job as a special agent of the FBI and put on his resume, "I was your boss for over a decade," or he could always go into the private sector. Other than the title and...
by jewish_scientist
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6468
Views: 956379

Re: Police misbehavior thread

police kill a six year old child when they start a shootout in a trailer park (in otder to shoot an unarmed fleeing suspect, who they also killed) and shoot through the wall of his mobile home. Did you read the article or watch the video? Did you think part of the article contradicted that take? No...

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