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by doogly
Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Let's Talk Money
Replies: 204
Views: 31688

Re: Let's Talk Money

And you probably need to verify whether you're talking about an IRA, a 401(k), or whichever else, because the basic principle is the same ("Don't bother keeping a second account for a small amount of money, move it to the other one") but the implementation will depend on account type. Prob...
by doogly
Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:52 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Stocks vs Broths
Replies: 13
Views: 1883

Re: Stocks vs Broths

I always just start with water. If the recipe you are using actually has the things in it, this should be fine as well. So if I made potato leek soup, you'd use water? Or are you referring to something complex like making beef stew, add water to that? Yup, potato leek works great! I mean it's not j...
by doogly
Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:22 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 68
Views: 6007

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

I just got a metabolic panel done, and apparently my potassium is high. Generally it's just a concern if potassium/sodium is high relative to sodium/potassium, there's not much notion of high in an absolute sense. Sounds like it might be easier for your diet to increase the sodium than to cut the p...
by doogly
Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:20 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Stocks vs Broths
Replies: 13
Views: 1883

Re: Stocks vs Broths

I always just start with water. If the recipe you are using actually has the things in it, this should be fine as well.
by doogly
Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:21 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: the ultimate car physics Problem.
Replies: 8
Views: 2152

Re: the ultimate car physics Problem.

quickquestion wrote: So I am not sure what the answer to this problem is, but if someone solves this, I will probably be able to judge whether they are right and correct.

That is a dangerous way to think.
by doogly
Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:36 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Postmodern Retro
Replies: 12
Views: 2300

Re: Postmodern Retro

Too late, Cosmic Slop was already a fabulous album. Only short of Maggot Brain.
by doogly
Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Postmodern Retro
Replies: 12
Views: 2300

Re: Postmodern Retro

i'm reading it like a retrofuturism maybe?
by doogly
Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Postmodern Retro
Replies: 12
Views: 2300

Re: Postmodern Retro

What isn't?
by doogly
Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:07 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Supersaturating Rechargeable Batteries
Replies: 4
Views: 1485

Re: Supersaturating Rechargeable Batteries

This sounds like a terrible idea.
by doogly
Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:00 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Genetic Inheritance - Carrier Probability Question
Replies: 12
Views: 2488

Re: Genetic Inheritance - Carrier Probability Question

Aight so I worked it out, the better way to get P(B) with more details is rather than p(A|B) = p(B|A) * P(A) / P(B) set it up with P(A|B) = p(B|A) * P(A) / [ P(B|A)P(A) + P(B|not A)P(not A)] P(A|B) = probability that helena has the gene given that one son does not P(A) = prior probability helena has...
by doogly
Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:42 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Genetic Inheritance - Carrier Probability Question
Replies: 12
Views: 2488

Re: Genetic Inheritance - Carrier Probability Question

aight I see what's confusing. the thing is we don't want to double count things. if we're trying to ask, "what is the probability ML actually got the gene", we roll the evidence we have about her brothers up into the probability H had it, use that to determine her base probability, and the...
by doogly
Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:44 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Genetic Inheritance - Carrier Probability Question
Replies: 12
Views: 2488

Re: Genetic Inheritance - Carrier Probability Question

The sons' probability of having gotten it is now 0, because we're now in the business of updating based on evidence. They can't be characters, they have it or don't, and we observed that they don't. If Helena were still with us and churning kiddies out for the sake of England, we'd say well, there's...
by doogly
Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:27 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Genetic Inheritance - Carrier Probability Question
Replies: 12
Views: 2488

Re: Genetic Inheritance - Carrier Probability Question

She had a 50% chance of getting the gene. But now you want to say, did she actually get it? You can update the prior because you have new information. This is a job for Bayes' Theorem! p(A|B) = p(B|A) * P(A) / P(B) P(A|B) = probability that helena has the gene given that we know one son does not P(A...
by doogly
Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:03 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Miscellaneous Science Questions
Replies: 2853
Views: 560071

Re: RELATIVITY QUESTIONS! (and other common queries)

gmalivuk wrote:Did you have, like, an actual question here, or just a summary of what some other people said?

I'm taking the question to be an implicit, "Am I correctly stating this situation," and the answer is no.
by doogly
Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:19 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Miscellaneous Science Questions
Replies: 2853
Views: 560071

Re: RELATIVITY QUESTIONS! (and other common queries)

Using quantum physics (specifically the phenomena of quantum entanglement), it is possible to send information faster than the speed of light. This is a direct contradiction to Einstein's Theory of Special Relativity. Einstien, Podolsky and Rosen were the first ones to point this out, so this probl...
by doogly
Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:34 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Miscellaneous Science Questions
Replies: 2853
Views: 560071

Re: RELATIVITY QUESTIONS! (and other common queries)

Whether it's gamma or lambda is relative to your orientation in the plane.
by doogly
Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:39 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What is your favourite book?
Replies: 807
Views: 266265

Re: What is your favourite book?

The Iliad is the greatest book.
by doogly
Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:31 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Is All Evidence Statistical?
Replies: 23
Views: 3528

Re: Is All Evidence Statistical?

jewish_scientist wrote:Karl Popper proved

oh did he now
by doogly
Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Is All Evidence Statistical?
Replies: 23
Views: 3528

Re: Is All Evidence Statistical?

But then really, what reason do you have for using statistics?

At the root, all evidence is aesthetic. Tomandlu, I promise your kid isn't too young for Feyerabend.
by doogly
Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:09 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Is All Evidence Statistical?
Replies: 23
Views: 3528

Re: Is All Evidence Statistical?

But I do think that ultimately even the counterexamples are statistical, because I am going to do a Bayes to them. If someone sense "Dude, this particular vial of aspirin turned me into a newt! ...then I got better." I am going to not overhaul my theory of what aspirin does at all, because...
by doogly
Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:07 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Is All Evidence Statistical?
Replies: 23
Views: 3528

Re: Is All Evidence Statistical?

Though the equivalent for the medicine would be more like, the 10,001th patient turns into a frog.
by doogly
Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:55 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Is All Evidence Statistical?
Replies: 23
Views: 3528

Re: Is All Evidence Statistical?

Let's say all evidence for a theory is statistical, but evidence against can be simple counterexamples?
by doogly
Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:26 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Miscellaneous Science Questions
Replies: 2853
Views: 560071

Re: RELATIVITY QUESTIONS! (and other common queries)

eSOANEM wrote:idk, the usual arguments seem to require some sort of horizon (be it an event horizon or an unruh one) but then I've never actually seen a proper QFT in curved space derivation of it

yeah, those are what you need
by doogly
Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:15 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Eternalism. Does it allow free will?
Replies: 16
Views: 2506

Re: Eternalism. Does it allow free will?

just looked at the wiki, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A-series_and_B-series, so i am not a pro on these guys, but they say " Moreover, the assertions made according to this modality imply the temporal perspective of the person who utters them. This is the A-series of temporal events." so ...
by doogly
Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:21 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Eternalism. Does it allow free will?
Replies: 16
Views: 2506

Re: Eternalism. Does it allow free will?

yeah, it's really quite simple. If you are wondering whether the free will exists the way the strong force exists, the answer is no. absolutely not. if you are asking whether it exists the way cake exists, sure. go to town. and these answers are both totally independent of however you want to say ti...
by doogly
Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:42 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Eternalism. Does it allow free will?
Replies: 16
Views: 2506

Re: Eternalism. Does it allow free will?

So, what do you mean by "free will" and "exists" ?
by doogly
Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:45 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Gunnerkrigg Court
Replies: 124
Views: 34687

Re: Gunnerkrigg Court

layin it on thicker though, I'd give Annie a break here. especially about Smitty - she left him there to talk with the dudes who could 100% save his life, who knows what doctors are up to.

just cause red needs to get out of the kitchen doesn't make it the kitchen's fault.
by doogly
Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:32 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 413
Views: 35637

Re: Load bearing

speising wrote:You have to channel the qi.

Which is to say, increase elasticity.
by doogly
Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:08 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 161
Views: 13347

Re: Free Will

Or like, if you are wondering if there is a yellow marble in a bag, and someone tries to reassure you by saying "It's not just red marbles in there! Also blue!" they are a useless person and you should unfriend them.
by doogly
Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:38 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Should I major in physics?
Replies: 11
Views: 2681

Re: Should I major in physics?

Conversely, a physics degree would probably not focus on skills like: * How to write for beans * How to make things that are aesthetically pleasing * Various kinds of "design thinking" ("how do I solve this problem?" as opposed to "how do I tell if this is true?") The ...
by doogly
Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:12 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 161
Views: 13347

Re: Free Will

Yeah, randomness has nothing to do with free will. Put a mote of dust in a dish and watch it wiggle around due to the Langevin equation. Nobody is going to call this free will. Watch people play a game of baseball. Their mechanics are entirely classical and deterministic, but we like to call this fr...
by doogly
Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:02 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: is projectile motion 3 dimensional or 2 dimensional?
Replies: 24
Views: 3887

Re: is projectile motion 3 dimensional or 2 dimensional?

I had to do coriolis acceleration in Physics 1, and look how well I turned out! Grumble grumble.
by doogly
Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:01 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 161
Views: 13347

Re: Free Will

reval wrote: Can't prove it.

Yeah that's not a coincidence.
by doogly
Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:07 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 161
Views: 13347

Re: Free Will

And I throw these links out there like pearls before swine.
by doogly
Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:05 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: is projectile motion 3 dimensional or 2 dimensional?
Replies: 24
Views: 3887

Re: is projectile motion 3 dimensional or 2 dimensional?

Do you know what a dimension is? Can you throw something and check what happens?
by doogly
Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:34 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 413
Views: 35637

Re: Science-based what-if questions

Throw a neutrino at it.
by doogly
Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:20 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 161
Views: 13347

Re: Free Will

Yeah, none of this is new information.
by doogly
Thu Mar 09, 2017 2:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89767
Views: 6328072

Re: Random natterings

by doogly
Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:05 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 161
Views: 13347

Re: Free Will

Also, Frenetic Pony is thinking of a "Fundamental Collapse" flavor of Copenhagen, in which the collapse actually breaks deterministic evolution and has some real meaning. This is by no means a standard and widely used interpretation. It is ultra weird. Generally we only speak of collapse i...
by doogly
Thu Mar 09, 2017 2:20 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 161
Views: 13347

Re: Free Will


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