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by anfurny
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2026: Heat Index
Replies: 30
Views: 5685

2026: Heat Index

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/heat_index_2x.png Title text:The heat index is calculated via looking up the "effective temperature" in a table of air temperature and humidity values, and then adding a bunch more degrees because it feels WAY hotter than that. This is my first time posting a ...
by anfurny
Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: POST HERE AND GET BANNED
Replies: 46
Views: 249787

POST HERE AND GET BANNED

Normally around now we do Mod Madness, but this year none of the mods are really into it. So, in lieu of the ragequits and bannings that inevitably happen when someone gets pissy about having a few wordfilters, this time we're skipping the middle part and just (temporariliy?) reinstating the Post He...
by anfurny
Mon Mar 31, 2014 5:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9233527

Re: Fluff

Image

Aww yiss.
by anfurny
Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:01 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9233527

Re: Fluff

Image

Lid's on.
by anfurny
Mon Mar 31, 2014 12:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107353
Views: 51776706

Re: 1190: "Time"

The streetlights are on. You kids can now come on home.
by anfurny
Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107353
Views: 51776706

Re: 1190: "Time"

Time is no longer on your side.

No, it's not.

Go, read the rest of the forum.
by anfurny
Sat Nov 02, 2013 12:48 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Thar: The Dork World
Replies: 55
Views: 14024

Thar: The Dork World

This is the thread for Thor:The Dark World.

Discuss
by anfurny
Sun Aug 29, 2010 9:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0785: "Open Mic Night"
Replies: 89
Views: 20853

Re: "Open Mic Night" discussion (#785)

The real problem with M.C. Quine, isn't punctuation, since it's spoken. It was nagging me, but he should have said: I'm M.C. Quine and I'm here to say twice that I'm M.C. Quine and I'm here to say twice that [I know, I know, it's not as catchy] thus giving a full description of rap within the conten...
by anfurny
Tue Sep 08, 2009 7:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hammer
Replies: 67
Views: 5009

Re: Hammer

I would.
by anfurny
Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:54 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Post in this thread and get banned
Replies: 133
Views: 31074

Re: Post in this thread and get banned

It's funny. I don't know how many different ways I could've said it.

"Never assume you're safe"

"You're bad at science"

"You're assuming too much"

Anyway. Permabanned, the lot of you.
by anfurny
Thu Nov 08, 2007 10:40 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Test posting topic
Replies: 284
Views: 19779

Re: Test posting topic

None of these posts adhere to my personal rules for what makes a valid post, so I will be ignoring them.
by anfurny
Fri Jul 13, 2007 7:09 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Heterosexuality = Sexism
Replies: 77
Views: 13181

Re Owijad: Calling it the "natural" state of affairs doesn't mean it's not a mistake, shouldn't be changed, or really prove anything at all. You should re-read my last post until you understand it. --- Response to Offspring argument: Plenty of people fall in love with sterile women. --- Re...
by anfurny
Thu Jul 12, 2007 5:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: On "Dating: An anti-education"
Replies: 47
Views: 10501

You had me going for a second there. It took me a few seconds to realize you were just saying random things to try to make me blow up in frustration.
by anfurny
Thu Jul 12, 2007 5:25 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Heterosexuality = Sexism
Replies: 77
Views: 13181

Hmm, it appears things are getting tangled, but I figure this is a necessity with so many synchronous points being made from different angles. Nope, this is no official experiment. But the way people and groups react to such topics is one of the things I find worthy of noting. ---- Re Helen: Nope, p...
by anfurny
Wed Jul 11, 2007 4:57 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Heterosexuality = Sexism
Replies: 77
Views: 13181

Hmm, I see a number of responses, most of which seem to indicate that you hadn't given it previous thought. And I only recall seeing one person who bit the challenge on the drug issue. But, a question directed at the poster.... you desire to have sex with your father? Because, you know, you can't di...
by anfurny
Tue Jul 10, 2007 4:12 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Heterosexuality = Sexism
Replies: 77
Views: 13181

Heterosexuality = Sexism

Your disclaimer is not necessary or appreciated. This is a community of intelligent and rational people. We are certainly able to decide what is acceptable for debate in this forum. Believe it or not, we even did this before you got here. ----- What could I be thinking? Is something inherently &quo...
by anfurny
Tue Jul 10, 2007 3:40 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Suicide (Re-named)
Replies: 209
Views: 55219

I noticed a few people who seemed dissatisfied with the world. If anybody here feels like they really need somebody to talk to, just once or every day, I'd be glad to. I'm free for the rest of the summer. I guarantee I'll respond. This is not an offer out of pity, simply camaradarie and curiosity (I...
by anfurny
Sun Jul 08, 2007 6:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: On "Dating: An anti-education"
Replies: 47
Views: 10501

Re Fjahnj: I only read a few paragraphs before you got too offensive for me to bother, but what you did say in that periods was incorrect. N + 1 is a print magazine. Re Tesseraue (or whatever): Firstly, I didn't say makeup was only for dating. Saying "it's a cultural norm" is the same thin...
by anfurny
Sat Jul 07, 2007 1:47 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: On "Dating: An anti-education"
Replies: 47
Views: 10501

I never asked for highbrow, just serious discussion. I think tessuraea's post was good. What I find so objectionable, besides what was mentioned earlier, is people saying "Dating, well this three plus page piece said dates cost most than they actually do, therefore everything in this whole piec...
by anfurny
Fri Jul 06, 2007 10:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: On "Dating: An anti-education"
Replies: 47
Views: 10501

Hmm, so far I'd have to say I'm a bit more than disappointed with this "discussion." Perhaps if you want to say you agree or disagree also say what you believe the primary purpose of the paper is. I assume it's "Dating presents itself as an education in human relationships. In fact it...
by anfurny
Fri Jul 06, 2007 7:56 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The meaning of normative statements
Replies: 23
Views: 4481

As you probably know, "should" and "ought to" are two of the "bias words" I have addressed on my site and so I've given plenty of thought to this myself. I've been known to drive people mad by responding to many political "questions" with "define should.&...
by anfurny
Fri Jul 06, 2007 7:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: On "Dating: An anti-education"
Replies: 47
Views: 10501

On "Dating: An anti-education"

This is the title of an article in the magazine N + 1 . You can read the article here: http://www.nplusonemag.com/dating.html On a side note a really enjoy this magazine. Here is a link to an archive of their online content followed by a link to a writing on WOW. http://www.nplusonemag.com/archive.h...
by anfurny
Thu Jul 05, 2007 7:35 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Traveler's Dilemma
Replies: 833
Views: 86756

Therefore, if we rule out strategies that are based on probabilities (ie half the time choose 100 and half the time choose 99), the best answer is to go for 100. The case of different numbers just won't come up. Big no-no. It is valid but unsound. There WILL be probability involved, and there have ...
by anfurny
Thu Jul 05, 2007 5:53 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Annoying Riddle
Replies: 17
Views: 5025

Since f(1) is easily 1, we have that the probability that the lenses are in their correct containers is (1/2)(1 + \prod_{k=1}^{\infty} (1 - 2*p(k))). This matches with jestingrabbit's expression, since his p(k) is 1 minus mine. I got to something like to the above product expression through the XOR...
by anfurny
Thu Jul 05, 2007 4:14 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Annoying Riddle
Replies: 17
Views: 5025

Annoying Riddle

There seem to be some genuine math experts here, so I'm hopeful. The problem I originally thought of, as taking out my contacts was: "Wait, did I put them in the wrong places?" (the left one in the container with the lid marked R and vice versa) "But my prescriptions are only slightly...
by anfurny
Thu Jul 05, 2007 2:30 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Traveler's Dilemma
Replies: 833
Views: 86756

I do not believe the optimal solution is two dollars, but I do know what a Nash equilibrium is. IF only the lower bidder got paid, then it would be $0, I believe (off-hand) striving for the $2 profit, if both players were rational agents and believed the other to be a rational agent. If Pete believe...
by anfurny
Wed Jul 04, 2007 5:04 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Redux: Website's argument on Logic, Language, and Philosophy
Replies: 92
Views: 17747

Hmm, I do believe I disagree with almost all of that. But I'll only address the ones that I consider noteworthy. I'm doing this publicly because I want anybody on this thread (who still cares) to be aware of my motivation. You have been told, several dozen times, why people are responding to you thi...
by anfurny
Tue Jul 03, 2007 3:55 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Redux: Website's argument on Logic, Language, and Philosophy
Replies: 92
Views: 17747

Stop whining about my whining. I want to be clear about this, since it's a case where rereading again with a clear head won't make a difference. This was meant as a quick, nearly friendly, joke. The point being by saying the exact same thing you did, you would have to acknowledge both of us were ru...
by anfurny
Mon Jul 02, 2007 4:55 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Redux: Website's argument on Logic, Language, and Philosophy
Replies: 92
Views: 17747

Re the Cow: What I used in piece 7 is a contrapositive. An explanation of this logical technique is available on wikipedia. You misused the contrapositive in your example, the correct contrapositive would be: "If something is Socrates then it is a human, therefore if something is not a human, i...
by anfurny
Sun Jul 01, 2007 3:08 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Redux: Website's argument on Logic, Language, and Philosophy
Replies: 92
Views: 17747

Okay

Re Narsil: Questioning definitions certain words is useful, but I don't think questioning the definition of every word is useful. Besides the defining (let's say a word like fair), the second important thing to ask is, "By this definition of ___ (e.g. fair) why should anybody care if something ...
by anfurny
Sat Jun 30, 2007 5:53 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Redux: Website's argument on Logic, Language, and Philosophy
Replies: 92
Views: 17747

Re yy2bggggs: We agree exactly on my alternate definition of "physical" just being a token that can be used interchangeably with any other toke n that has the same definition. And we agree that no associations or connotations follow between my use and common usage. This is the first time i...
by anfurny
Sat Jun 30, 2007 4:49 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Redux: Website's argument on Logic, Language, and Philosophy
Replies: 92
Views: 17747

Gmalivuk

Re Gmalivuk: In the same way you turned a blind on my tone (except for complaint), I too will turn a blind eye on the insulting pieces of your post (e.g. "... remove passages bad enough to sound like you've got receptive aphasia", "sound like an asshole"). Be aware of even the no...
by anfurny
Fri Jun 29, 2007 9:01 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Redux: Website's argument on Logic, Language, and Philosophy
Replies: 92
Views: 17747

I notice a lot of comments regarding a perceived air of smugness or superiority. These perceptions are only heightened by your continued practice of responding just to say you won't respond. Re CreemyNougat: Does not meet the requirements, I will not respond.... :wink:. Seriously, not here. Phenriz...
by anfurny
Fri Jun 29, 2007 8:44 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Redux: Website's argument on Logic, Language, and Philosophy
Replies: 92
Views: 17747

Re Gelsamel: Your response does not meet the requirements (accessible in the first post) and will not receive a full response. My site has much more than empirical support, the very first page is a logical proof, I think you do not understand it. ---------------------------------------------------- ...
by anfurny
Fri Jun 29, 2007 5:01 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Redux: Website's argument on Logic, Language, and Philosophy
Replies: 92
Views: 17747

Re: Redux: Website's argument on Logic, Language, and Philos

I don't know what "last time" meant, It would appear that by your definition of physical, all concepts we can discuss are physical. The proof is easy--if we discuss it, we must use a physical medium. That's not true. I can easily discuss a concept that doesn't meet the definition of physi...
by anfurny
Fri Jun 29, 2007 4:36 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Redux: Website's argument on Logic, Language, and Philosophy
Replies: 92
Views: 17747

Re Roun: The second half of your post makes a better objection. The way we can see that humans are, infact, human, and not just "an arbitrary idea" is through observation. You can see that humans are more than just a collection of molecules that has been carefully designed by evolution to ...
by anfurny
Fri Jun 29, 2007 4:02 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Redux: Website's argument on Logic, Language, and Philosophy
Replies: 92
Views: 17747

Responses

Re: Hermaj, I found your response non-combatative and am glad that this whole thing is a bit less emotional this time. As for the example you provide "These are listed in the order they are to be read," I do see that as being direct and formal but it's more to the point than something like...
by anfurny
Thu Jun 28, 2007 9:19 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Redux: Website's argument on Logic, Language, and Philosophy
Replies: 92
Views: 17747

Redux: Website's argument on Logic, Language, and Philosophy

This time with a link. If you read the initial post last time, feel free to get right to it http://semanticreasoning.org . If you don't know what I'm talking about then this section is intended for you: Firstly, you should be aware that reading this page fully is estimated to take two hours. If you ...
by anfurny
Thu Jun 28, 2007 3:47 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: A Website's argument of Logic, Language, and Philosophy.
Replies: 25
Views: 5175

And more

2 hours of reading doesn't sound very appealing to busy persons such as myself. If you can't interest me on your website within the length of a post, you won't have me read the rest of the site anyway. I know that many people feel this way, but I don't believe that the material can be summarized an...
by anfurny
Thu Jun 28, 2007 12:12 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: A Website's argument of Logic, Language, and Philosophy.
Replies: 25
Views: 5175

*Turns the other cheek*

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