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by PeteP
Wed Dec 14, 2016 1:28 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: I need a book recommendation (Renamed : Recom'd me a book)
Replies: 327
Views: 159333

Re: I need a book recommendation (Renamed : Recom'd me a book)

In the last while (years I guess) I have been encountering many mangas with the premise of reincarnating with your memories in a different world (and others were you are just transported to it of course), I kinda find the concept interesting but the manga are usually wish fulfillment crap. Are there...
by PeteP
Tue Dec 13, 2016 11:30 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: News in brief
Replies: 141
Views: 13627

Re: News in brief

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/12/donald-trump-voice-of-america-232442 Hmm I don't know anything about this so no comment from me.
by PeteP
Sun Dec 11, 2016 5:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: News in brief
Replies: 141
Views: 13627

Re: News in brief

I am pretty sure CU was applying that to the side of the company not the employees?
by PeteP
Sun Dec 11, 2016 3:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13564
Views: 1583330

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Donald Trump’s transition team has issued a list of 74 questions for the Energy Department, asking agency officials to identify which employees and contractors have worked on forging an international climate pact as well as domestic efforts to cut the nation’s carbon output. The questionnaire reque...
by PeteP
Sun Dec 11, 2016 1:49 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Any free, good and extensive word lists for languages other than English?
Replies: 5
Views: 2457

Re: Any free, good and extensive word lists for languages other than English?

Hmm try scrabble word lists perhaps https://sites.google.com/site/joergtinner/ this german one has 179986 but lists different forms of the same word (ZÜRNT,ZÜRNTE,ZÜRNTEN) so has far less distinct words, so I don't know whether that suits your purpose. Here some more http://www.nongnu.org/eliot/en/i...
by PeteP
Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:49 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1321
Views: 161223

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

That standing in line in the annoying part of grocery shopping aside, the improvement of such things in general is that we don't need people to do the work anymore freeing them up to do other work. Our world would be very different if we didn't utterly decimate* the agricultural sector. At one point...
by PeteP
Wed Dec 07, 2016 11:02 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 464695

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/hillary-clinton-27-million-lead-popular-vote-donald-trump-cook-report-a7459631.html Hillary Clinton has 2.7 million more votes than Donald Trump, despite losing the presidential election, and the number is expected to rise. Ms Clinton is on track to ...
by PeteP
Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:48 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Racism debate split from elections thread
Replies: 56
Views: 5208

Re: Racism debate split from elections thread

I am honestly doubtful of the premise that accusing someone of racism was ever something that could have turned most people away from Trump and has just become weak. Sure people are bothered by being called one but that I think that is more because a) the word implies that their stance isn't logical...
by PeteP
Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: News in brief
Replies: 141
Views: 13627

Re: News in brief

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/local/wp/2016/12/04/d-c-police-respond-to-report-of-a-man-with-a-gun-at-comet-ping-pong-restaurant/?hpid=hp_rhp-top-table-main_comet-535pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.b09c631f77ce Weird to hear about someone actually doing that in response to some reddit con...
by PeteP
Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:57 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Infinite Balls and Jugs [solution]
Replies: 611
Views: 50543

Re: Infinite Balls and Jugs [solution]

Neither maps to N as long as n is a number, and if you put it as 1 to infinity and 1 to 10 infinity there is nothing clear about one being the subset of the other.
by PeteP
Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:00 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Infinite Balls and Jugs [solution]
Replies: 611
Views: 50543

Re: Infinite Balls and Jugs [solution]

Point (B) relates to the observation that the input to the process can be mapped to N , and - if we model the discarded balls as a set D {1,2,3,...n} and the balls in the jug as a set J {n+1,n+2,...10n} - that the set D also converges to N . The deduction from this observation is that J must theref...
by PeteP
Sun Dec 04, 2016 10:51 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 464695

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

A childish response like "we sell weapons to them but we can't talk to them?" is not one of them. gee...I'm no fan of the man. But, if it is true, then it is, kind'a, ok with me. If we sell them weapons, then we should be on speaking terms. I'm too tired to fact check. Do we sell them wea...
by PeteP
Sat Dec 03, 2016 11:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2459
Views: 252073

Re: The Darker Side of the News

(article discusses rape) http://www.elle.com/culture/movies-tv/news/a41202/bertolucci-last-tango-in-paris-rape-scene-non-consensual/?utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_content=58424bee04d3011c6bcde510&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter Not really news since he said it a ...
by PeteP
Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:53 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Patient Probability Problem
Replies: 7
Views: 1065

Re: Patient Probability Problem

Question for people who haven't forgotten most what they knew about statistics: I think that for large n you could assume that (no change)% of n are unimportant and then normalize d and s so they are the only possibilities for the other (1-no change)*n evaluations. Does that make sense? (Not that it...
by PeteP
Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:54 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Stock Redistribution
Replies: 10
Views: 1282

Re: Stock Redistribution

Well if you want a general strategy to solve it: The result is optimal when all resources either need the same time X to reach the goal or have 0 stock and need less than X. So add all stocks together lets call the value S. Then calculate for each resource how long it needs to reach the goal if it h...
by PeteP
Fri Dec 02, 2016 7:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 464695

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/trump-will-benefit-from-obamas-strong-job-market/ Trump comes to power with a strong behind him. Expect to see Trump reaping the credit for this shortly. Now that he's in charge, the unemployment numbers are now legit. There's a good chance that Trump will ride t...
by PeteP
Fri Dec 02, 2016 6:57 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Stock Redistribution
Replies: 10
Views: 1282

Re: Stock Redistribution

So only the current stock and not what they get later? And can you do only one change or multiple ones? Assuming as many changes as you want: Since Wheat fills in about 2 hours from zero we can distribute all of it among the rest, and forget about it. At the start 256190-176236=79954 79954/2188=36,5...
by PeteP
Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 464695

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

And so are you, by making an issue out of the non issue of them doing it, by spreading the story. :P
by PeteP
Tue Nov 29, 2016 6:37 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Question about multithreading and multiple readers one writer (c++)
Replies: 4
Views: 1415

Re: Question about multithreading and multiple readers one writer (c++)

Nah it was: Get base image Make copy Make changes in copy to make it easier to detect an object Pushing changes back to the base image wasn't necessary. But yeah I just used a normal mutex in the end or rather two since I wrote the images from the camera in a ring buffer and got the copies from ther...
by PeteP
Tue Nov 22, 2016 4:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 464695

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

The way I feel about this now makes me somewhat sympathetic to 9/11 truthers or such - I'm starting to understand this feeling of 'This is hugely problematic and no one seems to care why does no one seem to care what is wrong with all of you someone fucking listen to me'. Just last night I felt the...
by PeteP
Mon Nov 21, 2016 6:36 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: family with morally reprehensible views
Replies: 65
Views: 6199

Re: family with morally reprehensible views

You install an super annoying virus on all their internet capable devices and hope they just give up on using them.
by PeteP
Mon Nov 21, 2016 4:16 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Gunnerkrigg Court
Replies: 111
Views: 26735

Re: Gunnerkrigg Court

Or at least that Kat sees it entirely differently I remember nothing that indicates that it differs for others.
by PeteP
Thu Nov 17, 2016 11:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 464695

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I was linked to this post that presents, let's say, curious viewpoint on Trump's racism and our (the left wing) reaction to it. The media (and others) are still crying wolf on Trump A couple excerpts to highlight the main points and blogger's main line of reasoning: 4. Aren’t there a lot of voters ...
by PeteP
Thu Nov 17, 2016 12:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 464695

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

https://www.buzzfeed.com/craigsilverman/viral-fake-election-news-outperformed-real-news-on-facebook?utm_content=buffer20bf6&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer&utm_term=.frE9NXonA4#.vhrZvWJ60p An article about fake news on facebook. Found it interesting.
by PeteP
Wed Nov 16, 2016 9:42 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Trying to figure out a thing in a video game.
Replies: 5
Views: 1171

Re: Trying to figure out a thing in a video game.

And one card being activated does not influence the probability for the others? If so if you just want to calculate the average amount healed you can simply do it per card and multiply by the number of cards. (probability to trigger)*(percent of damage)*damage*(number of slots)=0.03*0.15*damage*slot...
by PeteP
Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:29 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 977
Views: 61339

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

Good, freedom of movement is for me an important part of the EU and I would be annoyed if the UK managed to damage it while leaving. (And yeah I agree with Zamfirs reading of the speech.)
by PeteP
Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 464695

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

http://www.newsweek.com/myths-cost-democrats-presidential-election-521044 Found the oppo stuff on sanders in point two interesting, anyone know anything about the nuclear waste thing?
by PeteP
Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:10 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 464695

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

That last thing: Apparently. you only need one chamber not both, the number comes from only counting where they have both. Also they don't seem to have less chambers than before: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/11/11/1595712/-Despite-harrowing-election-Democrats-make-net-legislative-gain-picking-...
by PeteP
Sat Nov 12, 2016 10:01 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Fellow religionists. The non-affiliated and secular people mean our religions no harm. Why do you choose to kill them?
Replies: 10
Views: 1901

Re: Fellow religionists. The non-affiliated and secular people mean our religions no harm. Why do you choose to kill the

But seriously what do you expect from this thread? I don't think we have anyone here who kills people for religious reason, nor anyone who thinks it is right to do that. So it is a question and a plea that nobody whom it concerns is likely to read. What is the discussion topic supposed to be since n...
by PeteP
Sat Nov 12, 2016 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Fellow religionists. The non-affiliated and secular people mean our religions no harm. Why do you choose to kill them?
Replies: 10
Views: 1901

Re: Fellow religionists. The non-affiliated and secular people mean our religions no harm. Why do you choose to kill the

Zamfir wrote:
Greatest I am wrote:The non-affiliated and secular people do not hate us religious people

Non, no, we really do hate them. We just keep it quiet, because we fear the inquisition.

Its unexpectedness is what makes it so scary.
by PeteP
Sat Nov 12, 2016 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 464695

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

To be fair that was the "states get x vote and winner takes all of these votes part" the actual electors didn't matter for that. Though, I wish twitter would die and be replaced by something where you don't have to split a small rant into many tweets. Hmm, good point. I think we should kee...
by PeteP
Sat Nov 12, 2016 7:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 464695

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/11/hillary-clinton-comey-letters-defeat-231280 Interesting apparently the second comey letter did damage too , I guess just by bringing it into the media again. (Which is weird people, can't be that fickle or pay so little attention that 1 week matter, can they?) ...
by PeteP
Sat Nov 12, 2016 7:19 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Kill Six Billion Demons
Replies: 6
Views: 1195

Re: Kill Six Billion Demons

I love the fragments of the in story fan fiction she just read out loud.^^
by PeteP
Sat Nov 12, 2016 2:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 464695

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

You know with the narrow margins Comeys email stuff might have actually been enough to change the result. So he got a rep president and won't get replaced so I guess he can count it as good move.
by PeteP
Fri Nov 11, 2016 8:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 464695

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I'm less willing to start over with Trump supporters. I want to know how they justify voting for a man who's said the things he's said, and expressed the values he's expressed. Did a lot of them just not believe it? Did they think he was just lying? Are these values that they themselves hold? If so...
by PeteP
Thu Nov 10, 2016 11:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 464695

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

How about just an liberal celebrity. I think Brad Pitt was liberal, or Johnny Depp. Though I guess someone running some company would allow at least the experienced with business narrative.
by PeteP
Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 977
Views: 61339

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

You are supposed to just quietly whisper those parts to yourself, that is why they are tiny!
by PeteP
Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 977
Views: 61339

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

You could say something like "It looks ugly now but we won't lose everything we gained in the last x decades, opinions have been changed and that will not simply go away, every step of progress didn't happen by accident but was hard fought and hard fought things won't be completely reverted by ...
by PeteP
Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 464695

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Eh I think with the reps being unopposed if there is a will to do it they could find a way to imprison her. But that aside years of trials against her would be a shit show, a pardon would cause some screams about that proving her guilt but mostly from people considering her guilty of everything anyw...
by PeteP
Thu Nov 10, 2016 8:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 464695

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Non-American here, I've been trying to find good resources on this, but so far haven't really been able to. Is there any good explanation out there of what exactly a president can do without going through congress/senate/etc? That would clarify a lot for me in terms of what Trump would actually be ...

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