## Search found 857 matches

Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:05 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: What does this code do?
Replies: 0
Views: 9

### What does this code do?

Tue May 29, 2018 6:10 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0157: "Earth-Moon Fire Pole"
Replies: 30
Views: 11437

### Re: What-If 0157: "Earth-Moon Fire Pole"

You Could just attack the Pole to one of the earth's poles.
By the time you get to the dneser part of the atmposphere the rotation velocity will be quite low.
Sun Sep 18, 2016 4:57 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Theoretical limit to human vision.
Replies: 9
Views: 3485

### Theoretical limit to human vision.

What's the theoretical list of vision for a human size eye?
Say people start replacing their eyes with bionic eyes what's the theoretical limit for how good they can get.
20/8, 20/5, 20/2, better?
Sun Mar 01, 2015 8:35 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Statistics question.
Replies: 9
Views: 2517

### Re: Statistics question.

Oh, did not check the formula provided. It is indeed possible to calculate a prediction interval with the t distribution from a sample assuming the population is normal . Your prediction interval is the sample mean plus/minus t*s*sqrt(1+1/n) where t is the relevant percentile from the t distributio...
Fri Feb 27, 2015 7:49 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Statistics question.
Replies: 9
Views: 2517

### Re: Statistics question.

You can still use the t-distrubtion, as long as the rocks are normally distributed. Check out this wikipedia junk. The t-value's distribution is independent of the sample distribution's true mean and standard deviation as long as you assume the samples are normal and independent. You don't need to ...
Fri Feb 20, 2015 5:08 am UTC
Topic: 1488: "Flowcharts"
Replies: 91
Views: 20556

### Re: 1488: "Flowcharts"

Fri Feb 20, 2015 3:10 am UTC
Topic: 1488: "Flowcharts"
Replies: 91
Views: 20556

### Re: 1488: "Flowcharts"

Holy crap.

It' the HELIX FOSSIL!

TPP is doing their anniversary red run, this can't be a coincidence!
Sat Feb 14, 2015 12:32 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0129: "Black Hole Moon"
Replies: 63
Views: 22515

### Re: What-If 129: "Black Hole Moon"

I want to know how the change in size would have affected asteroids that formerly would have hit the moon? I know the moon protects us from many hits. What would happen if an asteroid were to contact the moon black hole? It depends on the size of the asteroid. Smaller asteroids passing close to the...
Wed Feb 11, 2015 6:51 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Statistics question.
Replies: 9
Views: 2517

### Statistics question.

How do you work this out. Say you have weighed a number or rocks. For example you weigh 5 rocks, and their weights are 6,7,7,8,9. How would I work out what the 95% confidence interval is for the weight I will get when I weigh the next rock. I get a sample mean of 7.4, a sample variance of 1.04 and a...
Tue Dec 16, 2014 11:58 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0121: "Frozen Rivers"
Replies: 45
Views: 16466

### Re: 121: "Frozen Rivers"

I wonder if the person who asked this question plays Dwarf Fortress. In adventure mode you spend hours practicing rock throwing, hours wrestling with badgers to gain Herculean strength, hours playing fortress mode making unobtanium axes and breastplates for your adventurer to claim. Then, when you'...
Tue Dec 02, 2014 7:55 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Take a penny leave a penny.
Replies: 2226
Views: 307173

### Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

I add a grue. It is dark, you are likely to be eaten by a grue. In the dark, there may be a pile. If there is a pile in the dark, it contains a veggie burger waving at the world and/or a set of barding. If there is a set of barding in the pile in the dark, it is definitely missing a chamfron and may...
Sun Nov 30, 2014 12:07 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: You gain an oracle turing machine.
Replies: 19
Views: 9350

### You gain an oracle turing machine.

Lets say somehow you end up with an Oracle turing machine.
Don't ask how you manage to get it, let's say you just have it.
You also do not know how it works, so trying to take it apart would likely just permanently ruin it.
What would you do with it?
Fri Nov 21, 2014 4:29 pm UTC
Topic: 1450: "AI-Box Experiment"
Replies: 200
Views: 56954

### Re: 1450: "AI-Box Experiment"

I can't post a link to discussion elsewhere because that gets flagged as spam. Does somebody know how to correct this? Tl;dr a band of internet trolls that runs or took over RationalWiki made up around 90% of the Roko's Basilisk thing; the RationalWiki lies were repeated by bad Slate reporters who ...
Wed Nov 12, 2014 8:56 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Your number is, in fact, not bigger!
Replies: 1240
Views: 138046

### Re: Your number is, in fact, not bigger!

Okay, so it really depends on what is meant "staring at base 2." If we interpret that as the hereditary base 2 representation, then it is exactly e_0 almost by construction. If we interpret it as simply taking the number in higher and higher bases, then it is merely w. This is because the...
Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:04 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Your number is, in fact, not bigger!
Replies: 1240
Views: 138046

### Re: My number is, in fact, bigger!

If fω(n) = f n (n)why do we need omega notation? Not quite. fω(n) = f n (n) where f n+1 (x) = f n x (x) We want ordinal notation because of how densely it will be able to specify functions. Like, extremely densely. Consider: f_ω^{ω^ω}(5) Reduces to... f_ω^{ω^5}(5) Reduces to... f_ω^...
Tue Nov 11, 2014 5:56 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Your number is, in fact, not bigger!
Replies: 1240
Views: 138046

### Re: Your number is, in fact, not bigger!

Fw↑ww+w+1(XKCD)
So, how is this.
Thu Oct 02, 2014 7:05 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if ####: "Global Windstorm" (mashable.com)
Replies: 17
Views: 20907

### Re: What-if Mashable: "Global Windstorm"

And as the moon's orbital energy is transferred back into Earth's rotational energy, the moon's orbit would decay and eventually it would lovingly embrace our planet in a mutual fiery death. Then we can finally be together again. Forever. Actually the rotational energy needed for the earth to rotat...
Thu Apr 03, 2014 2:37 am UTC
Topic: 1350: "Lorenz"
Replies: 176
Views: 68956

### Re: 1350: "Lorenz"

http://xkcd.com/1350/#p:7e7c2a0a-ba9a-1 ... de80a03a29 This one is good, and 48 panels long!
Fri Feb 14, 2014 9:03 am UTC
Topic: 1330: "Kola Borehole"
Replies: 88
Views: 16907

### Re: 1330: "Kola Borehole"

Why not dig a canal from the Kola Borehole to the ocean? The borehole is located at 69.3962N, 30.6067E (ruins are quite visible on Google satellite view ), a few kilometers inland (and presumably uphill from) the town of Zapolyarny at 150m altitude above sea level. The borehole is about 30 km from ...
Sat Jan 25, 2014 6:59 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Intergalactic Sports Gambling - All Hail Jupiter!
Replies: 138
Views: 19401

### Re: Intergalactic Sports Gambling - Week 10

(You missed week 8.)
\$100 on Mars.
\$100 on Moon.
\$100 on Ceres.
\$100 on Deimos.
\$100 on Titan.
Tue Jan 21, 2014 3:29 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Intergalactic Sports Gambling - All Hail Jupiter!
Replies: 138
Views: 19401

### Re: Intergalactic Sports Gambling - Week 7

\$100 on Uranus.
\$100 on Jupiter.
Thu Jan 16, 2014 11:47 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Intergalactic Sports Gambling - All Hail Jupiter!
Replies: 138
Views: 19401

### Re: Intergalactic Sports Gambling - Week 6

\$100 on Mercury
\$100 on Europa
\$100 on Earth
\$100 on Moon.
\$100 on Deimos.
\$100 on Triton.
Sun Jan 05, 2014 5:56 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: HARDCORE PORNOGRAPHY
Replies: 741
Views: 312337

### Re: HARDCORE PORNOGRAPHY

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Sun Jan 05, 2014 5:56 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: HARDCORE PORNOGRAPHY
Replies: 741
Views: 312337

### Re: HARDCORE PORNOGRAPHY

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Sun Jan 05, 2014 5:54 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: HARDCORE PORNOGRAPHY
Replies: 741
Views: 312337

### Re: HARDCORE PORNOGRAPHY

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Sun Jan 05, 2014 5:53 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: HARDCORE PORNOGRAPHY
Replies: 741
Views: 312337

### Re: HARDCORE PORNOGRAPHY

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Sat Jan 04, 2014 4:30 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Intergalactic Sports Gambling - All Hail Jupiter!
Replies: 138
Views: 19401

### Re: Intergalactic Sports Gambling - Week 2

100\$ on Saturn defeating Earth
Fri Dec 27, 2013 11:43 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Snakes & Ladders Monopoly! Replacement needed!
Replies: 408
Views: 66387

### Re: Snakes & Ladders Monopoly! bluebambue's turn

You might want to gang up on Snark, it's not easy to gang up in monopoly but it can be done VIA a "Trade embargo" with more preferable trading between each other. You could also do this with your strings...
Fri Dec 27, 2013 11:34 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Intergalactic Sports Gambling - All Hail Jupiter!
Replies: 138
Views: 19401

### Re: Intergalactic Sports Gambling - Week 2

My picks: \$100 on Jupiter over Uranus \$100 on Ganymede over Callisto. \$100 on Triton over Phobos. \$100 on Moon over Deimos. \$100 on Earth over Pluto. Well we had some great matches so far, with this season looking like it'll turn out just as exciting as the last. Earth wins another the rematch again...
Fri Dec 27, 2013 11:30 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: *almost* the best superpower in the world
Replies: 703
Views: 86507

### Re: *almost* the best superpower in the world

You can control the "weather please", however you don't know where he or she is/
I have to power to make movies better.
Sun Dec 15, 2013 4:15 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Replies: 8
Views: 5300

The Kid from I WANN BE THE GUY!
He's got infinite lives, but dies in one hit. He's go a cool gun with can shoot charged shots and a grappling hook like arm, and he's beaten really powerful opponents.
Sun Dec 15, 2013 4:11 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Intergalactic Sports Gambling - All Hail Jupiter!
Replies: 138
Views: 19401

### Re: Intergalactic Sports Gambling - Week 1

We're up for another exciting season of Intergalactic sports. There are some exciting matches coming up, particularly Earth vs Sun. The Sun team are itching for a rematch against Earth after last match.
Fri Dec 13, 2013 11:31 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Intergalactic Sports Gambling - All Hail Jupiter!
Replies: 138
Views: 19401

### Re: Intergalactic Sports Gambling - Week 1

I'll beat \$100 on Phobos winning the Moon conference.
Wed Dec 04, 2013 1:01 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Intergalactic Sports Commentary - Season Over!
Replies: 76
Views: 11324

### Re: Intergalactic Sports Commentary - Championship Game!

I know the reason for the Betelgeuse sun game. Betelgeuse has probably the worst defence in the entire league, in every single one of their games, the opponent scored lots of points. They has decent offence, so they were able to pull of some exciting wins some of the time, but when they face a team ...
Fri Nov 29, 2013 8:59 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Intergalactic Sports Commentary - Season Over!
Replies: 76
Views: 11324

### Re: Intergalactic Sports Commentary - Championship Game!

(Wait so you weren't using some kind of formula for the rankings? Also, could you possibly tell me the formulas and stuff you used to determine the scores.) That was a spectacular final match between the top top teams, a close win with no one knowing who would win until the end. Phobos plained brill...
Wed Nov 27, 2013 12:49 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Intergalactic Sports Commentary - Season Over!
Replies: 76
Views: 11324

### Re: Intergalactic Sports Commentary - Championship Game!

Why won't you tell me the score.
Tue Nov 26, 2013 9:59 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Intergalactic Sports Commentary - Season Over!
Replies: 76
Views: 11324

### Re: Intergalactic Sports Commentary - Championship Game!

By the way, what was the score in the Betelgeuse vs Sun game, 70-0, 100-0, higher.
Tue Nov 26, 2013 1:32 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Intergalactic Sports Commentary - Season Over!
Replies: 76
Views: 11324

### Re: Intergalactic Sports Commentary - Championship Game!

Phobos crushed 4942 Munroe as expected. While Earth managed to beat the Sun in an exciting rematch. Jupiter showed it's moon who's boss. While Triton vs Mars was an incredibly exciting game, it may be my new favourite. Really when I look back I see that the Earth has had to play a large number of ma...
Sat Nov 23, 2013 4:06 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Intergalactic Sports Commentary - Season Over!
Replies: 76
Views: 11324

### Re: Intergalactic Sports Commentary - Postseason

Phobos beat Ganymede as expected, that's 10 games in a row now that the've won, while Earth won a second game against Jupiter, there match was pretty exciting, those two teams have gained a strong rivallry. Phobos vs 4942 Munroe should be a stomp. While Earth vs Sun should be an exciting rematch. Th...
Wed Nov 20, 2013 4:44 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Intergalactic Sports Commentary - Season Over!
Replies: 76
Views: 11324

### Re: Intergalactic Sports Commentary - Week 9

I watched a spectacular game between Betelgeuse and Proxima Centauri. It was an exciting 25-24 and I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. The Betelgeuse team seams to have a knack at pulling of exciting wins, I'd much rather watch a 25-24 game then a 25-0 game. It's a shame this is their last ...