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by Wieke
Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15136
Views: 2589719

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

Diadem wrote:Doubtful. April 30th has become such a tradition, I doubt he'll want to change it. Especially considering he was supposedly rather fond of his grandmother. And let's not forget it also seems to be turning into coronation day.


It's been confirmed by koninklijkuis.nl.
by Wieke
Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:07 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Dutch election results
Replies: 7
Views: 2401

Re: Dutch election results

Yeah it looks like vvd+pvda is our only chance to get a not completely rightwing government. Though I doubt a completely right-wing government is even possible, such a coalition would probably require at least vvd+pvv plus some other party and I don't think any of the other parties will even conside...
by Wieke
Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Dutch coalition falls. Noone knows why
Replies: 22
Views: 5239

Re: Dutch coalition falls. Noone knows why

I've been watching the Tweede Kamer's debate on 2013's budget for the past 1.5 hours. And it has been quite surprisingly not-boring. Sure some of the questions/interjections got quite repetitive and wilder's arguments/speech was quite predictable and booooring (pensions, the elderly and how evil eur...
by Wieke
Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:13 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Google and Confirmation Bias. Is it time to stop 'googling'?
Replies: 26
Views: 12889

Re: Google and Confirmation Bias. Is it time to stop 'googli

You can still log off of Google and search anonymously, right? That would be interesting to compare logged in results to logged off results. You can, but google also uses cookies to customize search for those who don't have a google account. Deleting those (either by hand or using some kind of cook...
by Wieke
Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:32 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: New UK Anti-Rape PSA
Replies: 88
Views: 12299

Re: New UK Anti-Rape PSA

It seems this would fit here: anyone else think the posters for the "men can get raped too" campaign in the London subway are phrased so very weird? Poster in spoiler. http://i.imgur.com/ftuNu.jpg It does seem phrased in a weird way. Isn't the phrase "Real Men <verb phrase>" usu...
by Wieke
Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:21 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Ethics of creating intelligences
Replies: 62
Views: 9813

Re: Ethics of creating intelligences

And the first thing about programming is that if you don't program the computer to do something, it doesn't get done. While this is most certainly true, it doesn't mean that the thing the programmer intended actually happens. Maybe the failure of robotic servants to be happy in slavery could come a...
by Wieke
Sun Oct 02, 2011 12:23 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4990
Views: 739361

Re: Doctor Whom

In the first episode, didn't someone scan the body and declare that the doctor was most definitely 100% dead? Surely such a scan would have revealed a tin body and a tiny Doctor still alive inside? My memory is fuzzy on this point. Was River not the one who did the scanning? An older river who ...
by Wieke
Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:13 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: How does the brain rewire itself?
Replies: 9
Views: 2052

Re: How does the brain rewire itself?

Well first thing that springs to my mind is the process of Long-term potentiation . In short, if neuron A sends a potential to neuron B (through an existing axon) and neuron B is already busy firing a potential of it's own the connection between neuron A and B will be significantly strengthened (a s...

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