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by MartianInvader
Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3364
Views: 204329

Re: Trump presidency

Jumble wrote:Possibly, but if he throws some roles of paper towel to the people of Las Vegas I would love to see them throw them straight back at the worthless fucker.

Its "rolls".
by MartianInvader
Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:59 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"
Replies: 398
Views: 13101

Re: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"

Meanwhile, I'll stick to my belief that if you proclaim yourself a supporter of wanton genocide and the extermination of over half the world's population, the consequences of your choices are yours to bear, regardless of whether or not those consequences involve getting punched. Of course, we could...
by MartianInvader
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"
Replies: 398
Views: 13101

Re: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"

Could... could we maybe get back to discussing whether violence against Nazis/White supremacists is morally justified? I still really, really don't think it is unless it's against someone who is actively being physically violent.
by MartianInvader
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"
Replies: 398
Views: 13101

Re: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"

We're not talking about whether racists feel threatened by the presence of black people, we're talking about whether someone is *actually* threatened. Facts before feels, right? But is "being threatened" actually an unambiguous fact? The argument I keep trying to make is that "Person...
by MartianInvader
Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"
Replies: 398
Views: 13101

Re: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"

How about this: replace "violence" in (a), with "violence which does not protect others from violence". The whole jist of my position is that violence becomes justified when it acts to protect others from violence (now or in the future), and non-violent action would not be suffi...
by MartianInvader
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"
Replies: 398
Views: 13101

Re: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"

...I meant people in this thread. Sure, if you want to say the current administration is wrong about something, go ahead, I think you'll be hard-pressed to find anyone on these forums that disagrees. But this is a thread about whether Antifa-style violence is justified, so when I saw so many posts a...
by MartianInvader
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"
Replies: 398
Views: 13101

Re: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"

Are people saying that antifa is as bad as Nazis? I certainly never said that. I simply said that if our rule is that violence is justified when a group is planning violence and that the government isn't stopping them, then antifa meets the criteria. Ultimately, I'm trying to illustrate my belief th...
by MartianInvader
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"
Replies: 398
Views: 13101

Re: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"

If the following conditions are met: a) A white nationalist or group of white nationalists promotes their views in a way that is likely to pose a credible threat of violence against others (which given their views encompasses most ways apart from vague wishing) b) The normal mechanisms of state-con...
by MartianInvader
Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:19 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"
Replies: 398
Views: 13101

Re: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"

Okay. Now my understanding is there are those in this thread that believe violence against white nationalists is justified. Does this mean that if someone tweets "I wish all blacks would go back to Africa and leave America for the white race", violence is now justified against them? I'm no...
by MartianInvader
Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"
Replies: 398
Views: 13101

Re: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"

↶ I don't think someone saying, for example, "I'm worried about a black man taking my job" warrants violence against them. Saying that also doesn't make someone a white nationalist, so I'm not sure what your point is. Um... your response to me got a lot of argument that seems somewhat unw...
by MartianInvader
Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:50 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"
Replies: 398
Views: 13101

Re: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"

Weeks wrote:Well like....why would you be "worried" about a black man taking your job

The most obvious answer is because you're racist. My point is that merely being racist does not justify violence against you.
by MartianInvader
Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:37 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"
Replies: 398
Views: 13101

Re: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"

I think "white nationalism" encompasses a lot of belief systems and viewpoints. While I happen to disagree with all of them, I don't think someone saying, for example, "I'm worried about a black man taking my job" warrants violence against them.
by MartianInvader
Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3364
Views: 204329

Re: Trump presidency

At this point, when someone in the Whitehouse says Trump won't do a thing, I don't know how much I trust it. I don't think we can be sure whether he'll pardon anyone or not in Arizona until he's left the state.
by MartianInvader
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3364
Views: 204329

Re: Trump presidency

"White nationalism" is a weasel term. It's inherently eliminationalist and it relies for camouflage on you not thinking too hard about it and assuming they haven't either. There has never been a "<nation> for <ethnic group> only!" movement that didn't come down to, in practice, ...
by MartianInvader
Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3364
Views: 204329

Re: Trump presidency

In case you hadn't noticed the government is also riddled with nazis Is this true? I mean, most of the arguments for punching nazis have been based on the idea that the "Nazis" means people who are openly and aggressively pushing for violence in the name of white supremacy and facism, typ...
by MartianInvader
Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3364
Views: 204329

Re: Trump presidency

It scares them into hiding, reduces the appeal of membership, prevents them from organizing in the future, etc? I guess I'll just repeat myself since I addressed this point in my post: That's basically the definition of terrorism, which is not only morally reprehensible, but also doesn't generally ...
by MartianInvader
Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3364
Views: 204329

Re: Trump presidency

So for those who are pro-punching Nazis, can I just ask... what's the point? What does it accomplish? I mean, sure, it would feel good. I know I'd really enjoy punching a Nazi. But does it do anything else good? Because I can see a lot of bad things it does (legitimize "both sides are violent&q...
by MartianInvader
Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3364
Views: 204329

Re: Trump presidency

The problem is, of course, it's not always clear who "started it" - that's how escalations work. They say stuff, we say stuff. They test missiles, we fly planes in war game exercises. They launch some missiles into the sea near Guam, we blow up some trees on their border. Turns out there w...
by MartianInvader
Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:07 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Foolish question debunked. Move on, nothing to see.
Replies: 80
Views: 4580

Re: Does the Banach–Tarski Paradox prove that you can't see the edge of the universe?

Well, Banach-Tarski *is* about doing isometries, so it's about geometry at least a little bit.
by MartianInvader
Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3364
Views: 204329

Re: Trump presidency

I'm sorry, and anyone who knows me on here knows this isn't my style, but actually what the actual fuck are you prepared to put up with in the US? I've spent 9 months trying to pacify the cluster-fuck that is your Middle East policy but that's not even the half of it. Anyone want to venture an area...
by MartianInvader
Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3364
Views: 204329

Re: Trump presidency

ucim wrote:Every day that we don't have a nuclear holocaust is a day that we live without a nuclear holocaust.

Have you considered joining the tautology club? If you did, you'd be in the tautology club.
by MartianInvader
Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:02 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Guess the Pattern
Replies: 21
Views: 3149

Re: Guess the Pattern

I'm happy to see a pattern puzzle where the answer can't possibly be a high-degree polynomial.
by MartianInvader
Sat May 27, 2017 2:13 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Two more secrets
Replies: 17
Views: 3690

Re: Two more secrets

Actually, I was referring to the claim that
Spoiler:
all probabilities are negative. I though I was misunderstanding how you were using "probability" like I misunderstood how you were using "eliminate"
earlier.


But after reading your response, I'm assuming that was a typo.
by MartianInvader
Fri May 26, 2017 2:46 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Two more secrets
Replies: 17
Views: 3690

Re: Two more secrets

So it turns out I don't have a proof of optimality; I was making an assumption about the form of the solution that it turns out I can't easily prove. I'm not (yet) convinced your argument works, though - I'm stuck here: From these equations, and the fact that all probabilities are negative, we can d...
by MartianInvader
Thu May 25, 2017 5:11 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Two more secrets
Replies: 17
Views: 3690

Re: Two more secrets

Ah, I was confused by how you were using the word "eliminate". I understand your argument now, and realize that when I though I had solved the general case, I had gotten it wrong, and you are indeed correct! You get a smarter-than-MartianInvader badge. I'm going to try to rephrase your sol...
by MartianInvader
Thu May 25, 2017 4:54 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Two more secrets
Replies: 17
Views: 3690

Re: Two more secrets

The Guesser begins with every subset of size m of the set of numbers as a possibility. If there are two such subsets {a 1 , a 2 , ..., a m } and {b 1 , b 2 , ..., b m } of which their elements are mutually exclusive, the guesser may eliminate one set or the other from the list of possibilities, wit...
by MartianInvader
Wed May 24, 2017 10:48 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Two more secrets
Replies: 17
Views: 3690

Re: Two more secrets

Still reading through the second half of your solution, but had a question on this: ...for it is always possible for the Guesser to eliminate one of two mutually-exclusive sets... I don't see why this needs to be true (and if true it seems like it solves the whole problem on its own). Did you mean i...
by MartianInvader
Wed May 24, 2017 6:25 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Two more secrets
Replies: 17
Views: 3690

Re: Two more secrets

Cool puzzle! How about the following generalization: Instead of thinking of 2 numbers, you think of 3? Or m for some arbitrary m < N? And the adversary still chooses any of them to answer with when given a subset, but the guesser wins if the final guess is any of the secret numbers. I think I've wor...
by MartianInvader
Mon May 22, 2017 8:07 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Any machine learning folks on this forum?
Replies: 3
Views: 1579

Re: Any machine learning folks on this forum?

Thanks guys! Seems like neural networks might be a good place to start for me.
by MartianInvader
Mon May 22, 2017 6:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3364
Views: 204329

Re: Trump presidency

In looking at 2018, we should probably also keep in mind that Democrats had a very low voter turnout compared to Republicans - if I'm remembering right, Clinton would have won if Democratic turnout for her had matched Obama's. In essence, Republicans were far more energized and excited than Democrat...
by MartianInvader
Fri May 19, 2017 11:39 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Any machine learning folks on this forum?
Replies: 3
Views: 1579

Any machine learning folks on this forum?

Hi guys, I'm wondering if someone could help me with the following question: Of all the algorithms and models out there labeled as "machine learning", which has the broadest applications? Which is most widely used, either directly in applications or as influence on other models? And what o...
by MartianInvader
Wed May 17, 2017 10:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1836: "Okeanos"
Replies: 27
Views: 3927

Re: 1836: "Okeanos"

Did anyone else watch the Google I/O keynote today? The part on YouTube live chat had something familiar about it:

Spoiler:
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by MartianInvader
Fri May 12, 2017 11:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1836: "Okeanos"
Replies: 27
Views: 3927

Re: 1836: "Okeanos"

I also noticed the "312,618,652 views" comment. And it's not at all the only copy of Rick's video on youtube. I wonder if anyone even comes within an order of magnitude of his, uh, "success". And could the youtube folks even tell us the total view counts for all the posted copie...
by MartianInvader
Mon May 08, 2017 5:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3364
Views: 204329

Re: Trump presidency

I wasn't trying to say that every white person is in one of the two demographics I described - I was trying to illustrate how poorer whites won't respond well to being asked to give up their wealth when they don't have any. Since whites who were poorer and who were in poverty-correlated demographics...
by MartianInvader
Sun May 07, 2017 1:47 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3364
Views: 204329

Re: Trump presidency

Um, when did I ever say people don't benefit from college? The only thing I said was the biggest indicator of being rich is is having rich parents - that's true, and doesn't change that fact. Was someone claiming that education causes wealth more than wealth causes education? Going back to your fir...
by MartianInvader
Fri May 05, 2017 8:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3364
Views: 204329

Re: Trump presidency

Zohar wrote:I'm talking about rich people. There are rich and uneducated people. The main way people become rich is by being born to other rich people.

So... are you claiming there's no correlation between education and wealth?
by MartianInvader
Fri May 05, 2017 6:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3364
Views: 204329

Re: Trump presidency

Yes, I would expect people who are good and compassionate to realize "hey, I'm kind of giving everyone else the short end of the stick, here, and in the long run it's not good for me or them. Maybe if I take some more personal responsibility instead of accepting the unfair system things are in...
by MartianInvader
Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3364
Views: 204329

Re: Trump presidency

I think you don't necessarily need to be patronizing, but maybe it's important for liberals to understand the emotional aspect here: when life is getting worse, having someone say "well it used to be even worse for minorities and it's getting better for them" doesn't help you feel better, ...
by MartianInvader
Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3364
Views: 204329

Re: Trump presidency

EDIT: And maybe I'm glossing over a problem with liberals (myself included) which helps add accelerant to the fire of 'white identity': The tendency to speak as if being white somehow makes it impossible to experience oppression. It's hard to imagine how you could be oppressed because you're white,...
by MartianInvader
Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Military coup attempt in Turkey? [coup fails] [skullcracking!]
Replies: 126
Views: 19689

Re: Military coup attempt in Turkey? [coup fails] [skullcracking!]

(Also he cheats in elections. And cheating will only get easier for him with this referendum.)

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