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by PeteP
Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:56 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Voting on government spending via taxs
Replies: 25
Views: 3658

Re: Voting on government spending via taxs

Do you mean you have to pick specific ones or can you say "use it however" because in the second case most of the time it probably wouldn't change much (you basically only have to change your normal budget if the amount bookmarked only for a specific rubric is larger than you intended to s...
by PeteP
Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:26 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4369
Views: 634375

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

I know the historical parallel but mages are not literally planes, that a thing is meant to mirror something does not imply that everything automatically makes as much sense with the replacement (which has different traits than the original). The mages don't have just flight they also have significa...
by PeteP
Sat Feb 04, 2017 9:28 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3082
Views: 164845

Re: Trump presidency

http://www.reuters.com/article/usa-trump-immigration-airlines-idUSL1N1FP02Q Feb 3 U.S. Customs & Border Protection has informed U.S. airlines that they can once again board travelers who had been barred by an executive order last week, after it was blocked nationwide on Friday by a federal judg...
by PeteP
Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:19 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4369
Views: 634375

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Youjo Senki- One of the candidatens in epi 5 was a woman and she looked like the normal designs the male soldiers get instead of the designs of Tanja and her returned sidekick. (Though for Tanja herself it is kinda okay, her sidekick however…) Now the contrast is even weirder. The episode makes me w...
by PeteP
Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13869
Views: 1815359

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

https://qz.com/694340/the-richest-families-in-florence-in-1427-are-still-the-richest-families-in-florence/ The richest families in Florence, Italy have had it good for a while—600 years to be precise. That’s according to a recent study by two Italian economists, Guglielmo Barone and Sauro Mocetti, ...
by PeteP
Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:28 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Genetics in a species with three sex chromosomes
Replies: 18
Views: 2225

Re: Genetics in a species with three sex chromosomes

Oh yeah it makes sense to think about it and make something that is consistent but it is not necessarily something you want to explain explicitly. And if you want to do something that doesn't quite fit the simple model there are plenty ways to justify it by declaring it to be more complex. You can h...
by PeteP
Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:44 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Genetics in a species with three sex chromosomes
Replies: 18
Views: 2225

Re: Genetics in a species with three sex chromosomes

Anyway one result (int the y>x>z case) is that if you isolated a subcommunity of F and V after one generation there would be no xx in the population and a high proportion of xz but that would quickly turn into 50/50 xz/zz. (Unless you start only with xx and zz then you only last one gen of course.) ...
by PeteP
Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:01 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Genetics in a species with three sex chromosomes
Replies: 18
Views: 2225

Re: A World With Three Genders

Ignore mine wrong proportions, since order doesn't actually matter I assumed xy and yx were the same entries but looking at the f/m/v numbers you have to add them together.
by PeteP
Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:14 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Genetics in a species with three sex chromosomes
Replies: 18
Views: 2225

Re: A World With Three Genders

Hmm taking your distribution for the first (with y>x>z) (rounding a bit) yy:-- yz: 1/6=2/12 yx:1/6=2/12 xx:1/6=2/12 xz:1/4=3/12 zz:1/4=3/12 (assuming no bias) results in: yy:-- yz: 1/6=2/12 =>1/6*(2/8*(1/2 xy 1/2 xz) +3/8*(1/4 xy 1/4 xz 1/4 zz 1/4 zy) + 3/8(1/2 zy 1/2 zz) ) yx:1/6=2/12 =>1/6*(2/8*(1...
by PeteP
Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:06 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3082
Views: 164845

Re: Trump presidency

The Editor in chief of reuters told the staff how to treat reporting the US presidency [url]reuters.com/article/idUSKBN15F276[/url]
by PeteP
Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:53 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Real one way glass
Replies: 27
Views: 3656

Re: Real one way glass

Well it would also have to be indestructible because otherwise the radiation pressure will tear it apart before that.
by PeteP
Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Abortion - Trump Thread Split
Replies: 21
Views: 2510

Re: Trump presidency

While true it is not my favorite argument. If a parasite infected me and the parasite was a person and it happened through no fault on its own and it wasn't some mind control parasite or an always evil parasite, then I would try to remove it without killing it. I don't think you would be obligated t...
by PeteP
Mon Jan 30, 2017 8:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1100
Views: 97883

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

No it doesn't? Unless you are saying that if the majority wanted to remain the politicans would automatically reverse the course?
by PeteP
Fri Jan 27, 2017 6:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13869
Views: 1815359

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

And how would it be relevant? Well it is about self driving cars of course but assume you consider there it to be relevant on a deeper level than that.
by PeteP
Fri Jan 27, 2017 6:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: First Tesla Autopilot Death
Replies: 304
Views: 32620

Re: First Tesla Autopilot Death

You are aware that for instance safety features are a thing? Rules built into the very design of the machine? Like microwaves not turning on when open for a trival one. They already do it is just limited to simple cases.
by PeteP
Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3082
Views: 164845

Re: Trump presidency

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2017/jan/24/journalists-charged-felonies-trump-inauguration-unrest Four more journalists have been charged with felonies after being arrested while covering the unrest around Donald Trump’s inauguration, meaning that at least six media workers are facing up to 10 y...
by PeteP
Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3082
Views: 164845

Re: Trump presidency

http://www.cnbc.com/2017/01/23/trump-declares-national-day-of-patriotic-devotionbut-you-already-missed-it.html I get the feeling he has a bit of an ego what with declaring his inauguration date a national holiday.
by PeteP
Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3082
Views: 164845

Re: Trump presidency

https://www.buzzfeed.com/jinamoore/trump-just-slapped-an-anti-abortion-rule-on-foreign-aid President Donald Trump has reinstated the controversial “global gag rule” — a policy reversal that women’s rights and health advocates fear will bring a rise in unsafe abortions around the world. The Reagan-e...
by PeteP
Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:09 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3082
Views: 164845

Re: Trump presidency

http://money.cnn.com/2017/01/21/media/sean-spicer-press-secretary-statement/index.html "This was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period," Spicer said, contradicting all available data. Aerial photos have indicated that former president Barack Obama's first inaugurati...
by PeteP
Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:21 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 275071

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.

Define a few beer? Based on my memories of drinking beer for social reason at a liter or so it goes from disgusting to undrinkable for me which with the 0.33 bottles common here counts as three I guess. (I don't know whether it is like that for other people disliking beer, but for me the beer the un...
by PeteP
Thu Jan 19, 2017 10:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3082
Views: 164845

Re: AGA?

https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-01-18/the-empty-trump-administration Overall, out of 690 positions requiring Senate confirmation tracked by the Washington Post and Partnership for Public Service, Trump has come up with only 28 people so far. The Atlantic's Russell Berman had a good sto...
by PeteP
Wed Jan 18, 2017 3:14 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: New puzzle : Equalize
Replies: 13
Views: 2598

Re: New puzzle : Equalize

It is symmetric, any map where the isn't at least one field where it and its mirror have the same color can just be mirrored (and that applies horizontally and vertically). And if two halfs are mirrors of each other the result must be correct. It is rather easy to make a layout with many solutions b...
by PeteP
Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 658969

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

You know if Russia has anything on Trump but not really enough to blackmail him properly they could show it now and cause some chaos, because as answer to "they really had compromising videos!" the answer "But I am shameless and that getting out wouldn't have lowered the opinions abou...
by PeteP
Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:56 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: News in brief
Replies: 151
Views: 23630

Re: News in brief

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/01/09/donald-trump-mitch-mcconnell-transition/96344886/ Surprising no one Trump wants to make his son in law Senior advisor, arguing nepotism laws don't apply to executive positions appointed by the president.
by PeteP
Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13869
Views: 1815359

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

Voice activated buying that reacts to vague phrases? Who thought that was a good idea. Well I guess it will give some extra orders but that is probably not worth the bad will generated.
by PeteP
Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:04 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Real one way glass
Replies: 27
Views: 3656

Re: Real one way glass

I think that does get around the whole "can't make something hotter than the source with passive optics" doesn't it? So fuck entropy!
by PeteP
Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:09 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4369
Views: 634375

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Anybody watched Yuri on Ice? I am currently watching it after not really following anything during the season and it is good.
by PeteP
Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:56 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Citizen's Wage
Replies: 830
Views: 152826

Re: Citizen's Wage

Wait, is the purpose of citizen's wage to help people via replacing welfare, or is it to prepare for the upcoming automation apocalypse? Primarily the first I assume but I do think it would also be a more robust system if we reach a point where automation reaches a point people like me think it wil...
by PeteP
Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: XKCD, where they talk shit about you in a secret subforum
Replies: 150
Views: 20701

Re: XKCD, where they talk shit about you in a secret subforum

Cheffer wrote:secret subforum? but I just got here :shock:

And yet we talk shit about you, we are extremely efficient, you see.
by PeteP
Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:14 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Most realistic magic system and areas for improvement
Replies: 5
Views: 1630

Re: Most realistic magic system and areas for improvement

Define realistic. Based on some pseudo science to try justifying how it works (see some stuff with psychics)? Based on fictional physics but a logical well thought out system based on these physics? The users making use of real physical effects? The magic having physic based consequences (as in the ...
by PeteP
Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:46 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Citizen's Wage
Replies: 830
Views: 152826

Re: Citizen's Wage

… I am pretty sure you understand that "x hasn't happened yet" is not actually an argument against "Because y will happen, x will happen in the future", right? The y here is "autonomous street vehicles" the x "significant reduction in number of people paid for driv...
by PeteP
Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:10 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Citizen's Wage
Replies: 830
Views: 152826

Re: Citizen's Wage

The strongest declines in growth are presumably convergences with the US, where productivity growth started much earlier. US productivity growth seems to be slowly declining over the decades as well, though with a wavy pattern that makes hard conclusions difficult. And the last decade has been bad....
by PeteP
Mon Jan 02, 2017 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Infinite Balls and Jugs [solution]
Replies: 611
Views: 68921

Re: Infinite Balls and Jugs [solution]

As gmalivuk pointed out, the same is true for all mathematics. Yet we do mathematics with infinite sets and prove results which turn out to apply to the real world! What is an induction proof if not an example of a supertask? If Wildcard's assertions were correct, then the results of mathematics wo...
by PeteP
Fri Dec 30, 2016 1:18 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: What would you do in a Groundhog Day scenario?
Replies: 9
Views: 3120

Re: What would you do in a Groundhog Day scenario?

After the initial experimenting phase and figuring out that it really happens again and again and isn't something I have to solve in a limited number of loops. Well I would probably alternate between massive amounts of media cosumption (between ebooks, anime and manga I will be occupied for quite a ...
by PeteP
Tue Dec 27, 2016 9:00 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: How to calculate energy in humans?
Replies: 22
Views: 2827

Re: How to calculate energy in humans?

You could release an awful lot of energy by throwing a person down a very deep well Hmm idea for a superpower, someone who can freely turn his potential energy from the earth gravity field into other energy but the effect of earths gravity on them gets weaker and if they use all their potential ene...
by PeteP
Sun Dec 25, 2016 1:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: News in brief
Replies: 151
Views: 23630

Re: News in brief

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/12/22/506629695/trump-team-asks-state-dept-to-name-those-working-on-gender-equality Now trump wants a list of people working on gender equality, too. But nothing to worry about in this case of course it is because they want infos so they can improve the p...
by PeteP
Thu Dec 22, 2016 5:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2865
Views: 326466

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Lets say we classed targets on some linear scale made up of effort and how much damage it will do and stuff (ignoring that that probably wouldn't work all that well.) Then security helps if you remove (or rather move lower by increasing effort) all targets on the highest level. An unprotected nuclea...
by PeteP
Wed Dec 21, 2016 1:58 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Infinite Balls and Jugs [solution]
Replies: 611
Views: 68921

Re: Infinite Balls and Jugs [solution]

No, if I accepted that the task can be finished then it being empty follows from that imo which is why (along with other examples of infinity being weird) I am not quite convinced that stuff with reaching infinity (and not just going against infinity) is something that makes sense at all. But that i...
by PeteP
Tue Dec 20, 2016 11:13 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Infinite Balls and Jugs [solution]
Replies: 611
Views: 68921

Re: Infinite Balls and Jugs [solution]

Your problem is your continued insistence that somehow balls like ω and ω+1 and 2ω just magically show up. All the balls we started with had natural numbers on them. So which natural number was originally on the now-lowest ball in the jug, which you claim is now numbered at least ω? When did it acq...
by PeteP
Tue Dec 20, 2016 6:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 658969

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

http://schoenberg.com/Clinton/search%20warrant.pdf If anyone is curious they published the search warrant for the last short lived email episode.

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