## Search found 44 matches

Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:19 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: will every mandelbrot zoom end in a black point?
Replies: 3
Views: 1358

### Re: will every mandelbrot zoom end in a black point?

ah, so my suspicion is half-correct then? you just have to move the center of zoom a little bit after you see one minibrot near? if so, i guess making one of those zoom videos could be automated with twice the computing time. choose a random point and magnification, move the center coordinate when t...
Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:34 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: will every mandelbrot zoom end in a black point?
Replies: 3
Views: 1358

### will every mandelbrot zoom end in a black point?

was into mandelbrot zoom videos recently. the good ones always end with a 'mini-brot' after a huge amount of zoom, so it got me thinking, will this always be the case? or is it just an already known point inside the set that yield good views during the zoom in?
Wed Dec 21, 2016 12:30 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: What's your favourite irrational number?
Replies: 78
Views: 19062

### Re: What's your favourite irrational number?

this might be a good place to ask, as it has something to do with irrational numbers. what do you call a type of irrational number that can be 'defined'? for example, 0.101001000100001... the number of zeroes increase every iteration. this sequence certainly do not repeat, but it is very easy to pre...
Sat Feb 13, 2016 7:52 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: d20 rolling puzzle
Replies: 3
Views: 2017

### Re: d20 rolling puzzle

in your own blog you said
Spoiler:
to continue rolling until you got a 15 or above.

now what about a general solution? for different entry/play costs, and for different sided dice?

EDIT : is this is basically roulette? well, except for the fair payout...

Sat Jan 31, 2015 8:30 am UTC
Topic: 1480: "Super Bowl"
Replies: 102
Views: 12815

### Re: 1480: "Super Bowl"

It's the finals alright, but the rest of the world are talking about south korea and australia instead of whatever teams are playing in the super bowl.
Fri Jan 09, 2015 3:40 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Charlie Hebdo attack
Replies: 164
Views: 27584

### Re: Charlie Hebdo attack

we're slowly getting there folks. more distrust and revenge attacks against muslims, more people thinking all muslims are inferior and barbaric race. let's hope the western governments start rounding them up and putting them in complete surveillance to stop more terrorism acts.
Welcome back, Fascism!
Tue Sep 09, 2014 4:35 pm UTC
Topic: 1418: "Horse"
Replies: 101
Views: 18803

### Re: 1418: "Horse"

why don't we just replace the two letters instead of the whole word?
of course, "husk you" doesn't roll well to the tongue...
Tue Aug 26, 2014 1:18 pm UTC
Topic: 1412: "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"
Replies: 150
Views: 32305

### Re: 1412: "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"

go go ninja turtles, teenage mutant ninja turtleeeessss
Thu Jul 31, 2014 5:59 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: A Moore's law for life in the universe?
Replies: 19
Views: 4095

### Re: A Moore's law for life in the universe?

interestingly, 10 billion years ago ( or 3b years after Big bang) is about the era when heavy atoms and complex molecules are created after the first supernovae.
Sun Jun 15, 2014 9:53 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Replies: 14
Views: 13787

humans walk on their toes all the time (well, using high heels, but it's kinda the same thing). so yeah, a human-shaped alien could have dog legs just fine.

even if you say a dog won't evolve like that, what you have aren't dogs, but space dogs
Wed Jun 11, 2014 4:59 pm UTC
Topic: 1380: "Manual for Civilization"
Replies: 107
Views: 15901

### Re: 1380: "Manual for Civilization"

not particularly funny...I was expecting a civilization 5 joke or something. *thy built order shalt be scout, scout, monument, granary...*
Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:32 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Can you (passively) heat an object hotter than your source?
Replies: 98
Views: 19476

### Re: Can you (passively) heat an object hotter than your sour

so being "passively" means that storing the energy is not allowed?
what if you first focus the sunlight into a distance a few light-seconds away, then rotate the mirror and make them converge with a newly-focused sunlight?
Wed Jan 15, 2014 1:20 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Emotional Prophylactic?
Replies: 5
Views: 2450

### Re: Emotional Prophylactic?

They work because memories are rewritten every time we access them I just know about this. is this what causes the 'nostalgia goggles' effect? (the positive feedback loop everytime we access those memories) so back on topic, the drug prevent memories from taking place right? does it work like alcoh...
Mon Dec 16, 2013 11:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British gov. wants all sex websites blocked by default
Replies: 54
Views: 11799

### Re: British gov. wants all sex websites blocked by default

by the way, there is a correlation between the frequency of watching porn and the rate of childbirth. just look at japan.
maybe the UK government is just desperate for more local children so they don't have to import immigrants?
Sat Dec 07, 2013 4:30 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Alternative Calendars
Replies: 46
Views: 9637

### Re: Alternative Calendars

i don't know why changing calendars is harder than changing measurement systems. what is it that make a 7-day week so ingrained to human culture? even the Javanese calendar always combine its 5-day week with the usual 7 days to make a 35-day cycle.
Fri Dec 06, 2013 11:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Medical radioactive waste stolen in Mexico
Replies: 45
Views: 6503

### Re: Medical radioactive waste stolen in Mexico

I guess the thieves know about radioactive signs, but in an area of high criminal activity, the people defending against thieves have to get creative. So the thought process should be: "Radioactive material? in my turf? I call bulshit! bet you 1000 pesos there's valuable material under that fak...
Sun Nov 10, 2013 8:33 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What is the smallest object that has gravity?
Replies: 65
Views: 16237

### Re: What is the smallest object that has gravity?

slightly modifying the OP's question, what is the smallest object that has visible gravity? that is, objects that we can see attract each other with our naked eye? let's assume that we can observe it very closely, so something like a movement rate of 1 cm/s is visible enough. edit: using the formula...
Wed Oct 09, 2013 5:38 am UTC
Topic: 1275: "int(pi)"
Replies: 95
Views: 23211

### Re: 1275: "int(pi)"

eh, having a 3 in your code is fine. a 4 though, you know what they say : four means death.
Fri Sep 20, 2013 10:55 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Toxin concentration from vegetables
Replies: 6
Views: 2079

### Re: Toxin concentration from vegetables

this feels like a chicken vs egg debate. which comes first: animals eating variety of plants because nutrients in one plant is not enough, or plants specializing nutrients so animals would move on and spread their seeds.
Mon Sep 16, 2013 12:34 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: [Biology] Are we pooing correctly?
Replies: 24
Views: 4647

### Re: [Biology] Are we pooing correctly?

squatting is the most optimal way to force the poo out, as said by the OP. therefore people that are used to squat will be uncomfortable when they use sitting toilet, simply because they feel the poo won't come out.
Sat Sep 14, 2013 9:00 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: [Biology] Are we pooing correctly?
Replies: 24
Views: 4647

### Re: [Biology] Are we pooing correctly?

and yeah, squatting tires out your legs, especially for people that loves to philosophize while doing this "business". so that stool idea is the best of both worlds.
Wed Jul 31, 2013 7:12 pm UTC
Topic: 1245: "10-Day Forecast"
Replies: 58
Views: 18969

### Re: 1245: "10-Day Forecast"

"for you, it might be the end of the world. But for me, it was tuesday"

nice comic, slightly creepy.
Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:58 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Stellar Ring (like planetary ring, but on a star)
Replies: 6
Views: 3142

### Stellar Ring (like planetary ring, but on a star)

is this plausible? I was thinking that if a planet is too close to its star, it would start to melt due to the heat of the star's surface, got stretched out, then forming a ring of molten lava. of course a star's circumference is rather large, so I guess it won't be visible too much, and also outshi...
Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:46 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Replies: 5
Views: 3439

I think most of you know when a post is made by him. because he wrote like this. Also likes to write something that's off-topic. so have you guys deciphered anything that this guy wrote? is there any "rule" to it? I really want to enjoy his ramblings, but lalety it's just "oh, it's ad...
Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:51 am UTC
Topic: 0218: "Nintendo Surgeon"
Replies: 98
Views: 31652

### Re: 0218: "Nintendo Surgeon"

"oh, a jab at Surgeon Simulator"
"wait, this comic is made in 2007"

edit :it was actually a jab at Trauma Center
Mon May 13, 2013 6:50 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: The truthteller and the politician
Replies: 65
Views: 24483

### Re: The truthteller and the politician

Asthanius wrote:If you killed the truthteller and the politician lied to you, he won't want to go down the road you're bringing him along

that doesn't work if the assassin on the wrong road is the politician's ally...
Mon May 13, 2013 5:43 am UTC
Topic: 1211: "Birds and Dinosaurs"
Replies: 298
Views: 50331

### Re: 1211: "Birds and Dinosaurs"

wasn't birds descended from raptors instead of t-rex?
Sat May 11, 2013 10:14 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Invincible by science?
Replies: 34
Views: 9564

### Re: Invincible by science?

I guess the OP only accept the concept of invincibility if it is brought about by genetic engineering. Well, having your body being reinforced with nanomachines also work too, son! Metal Gear reference
Fri May 10, 2013 8:04 am UTC
Topic: 1210: "I'm so random"
Replies: 242
Views: 30198

### Re: 1210: "I'm so random"

the last panel is wrong. children love to laugh at nonsense, so it should be the kid saying :ahaha, that's so cool! do it again!"
Mon May 06, 2013 8:21 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Natural light vs. "Artificial" light
Replies: 4
Views: 2153

### Re: Natural light vs. "Artificial" light

the sun's UV light should also matter in how we see the colors, right?
at least for some people that can 'feel' UV light...
Sat Apr 20, 2013 1:29 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: the theoritical limit of human population
Replies: 17
Views: 2882

### Re: the theoritical limit of human population

Dopefish wrote:Food supply and crowding would end up being far more problematic.

yeah, but technology would be able to sort that out a few hundred years from now I'd gone with the assumption that we could live underground and waste could be quckly reprocessed into food.
Sat Apr 20, 2013 12:51 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: the theoritical limit of human population
Replies: 17
Views: 2882

### the theoritical limit of human population

I've been thinking of this for a few days now. How many people can the earth actually have? of course, the progress of technology would raise the bar higher as time go on, so I thought about a theoritical upper limit. However I don't have the data numbers to calculate it, so I need some help. I just...
Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:21 am UTC
Topic: 1162: "Log Scale"
Replies: 135
Views: 24163

### Re: 1162: "Log Scale"

this comparison was bad, because the energy density in uranium is due to nuclear fission, while the others are due to chemical reaction.
Tue Oct 30, 2012 4:23 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0018: "B.B. Gun"
Replies: 59
Views: 14244

### Re: What-If 0017: BB Gun

so you CAN destroy a train with bullets. How many bullets would we need to destroy a tank, then? how about a building?
Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:53 am UTC
Topic: 1116: "Traffic Lights"
Replies: 171
Views: 40100

### Re: 1116: "Traffic Lights"

the "no left, right, or straight sign" needs to be an avatar icon.
Wed Aug 15, 2012 6:36 am UTC
Topic: 1095: "Crazy Straws"
Replies: 95
Views: 25110

### Re: 1095: "Crazy Straws"

oh, oh, I know who is the Paris Hilton of the scientific stickman webcomic world!
Sat Apr 14, 2012 7:31 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Mimimum number of words for a language
Replies: 47
Views: 11904

### Re: Mimimum number of words for a language

Hmm...if you want to keep the language concise, then you'll necessarily have to make a lot of words, just to explain concepts that need a long sentence to explain, like the arguments posted above. So it's a trade between the number of words and the size of a sentence in your language. Although if yo...
Sat Apr 14, 2012 2:45 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Fourth person verbs?
Replies: 15
Views: 6287

### Re: Fourth person verbs?

This one believes that the original poster's intention has something to do with a sentence that ends with "Mordor".

Thu Apr 12, 2012 3:14 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Speak Devanese
Replies: 62
Views: 19757

### Re: Speak Devanese

Speech pattern reminds of Mordin Solus. Mass Effect 2. Recommend reading above posts quickly with high voice. Perhaps also add in occasional...inhalation.
Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:58 pm UTC