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by Katsuray
Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:20 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9742
Views: 1553488

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

That makes more sense; I thought Firefox was breaking the bookmarklets when it was adding the %20's (where Chrome seems to interpret them without issue). I suspect the issues I was having with Firefox were reference related and I had just ruled out spaces without reconsidering them.
by Katsuray
Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:15 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9742
Views: 1553488

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

. . . If you're willing to use your browser's console then document.getElementsByTagName('video')[0].playbackRate = 1.5 might let you creep towards 3x or more (4x is the limit for audio, but that might just be my browser/sound configuration). I find 2.25-2.5 nice for binge watching; but, more techn...
by Katsuray
Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3123
Views: 357387

Re: The Darker Side of the News

... It This True?? In what way will it impact the lives of xkcd Posters? Is this something I should concern myself with? What do You, Internet Savvy Posters, think?? ... Everyone's Internet Data is for Sale? What does it Mean?? In order: Somewhat; It depends on where they live; Not really?; Its pol...
by Katsuray
Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:44 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What is the Biggest Non-Repeating Molecule?
Replies: 39
Views: 6376

Re: What is the Biggest Non-Repeating Molecule?

Could not a (theoretical) crystal with impurities (placed in a descetized fractal pattern within the lattice) reach an arbitrary volume? The pattern of placement would repeat but an exact repetition across a volume should escape observation (unless similarity is sufficient to be called repetition). ...
by Katsuray
Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:15 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Alarm Clock
Replies: 17
Views: 3249

Re: Alarm Clock

I was under the impression that e-ink panels were opaque (unable to be back-lit). There might be a solution with side-lighting but that would either require optics and/or annoying—when seen from the side—lights.
by Katsuray
Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:01 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Voting on government spending via taxs
Replies: 25
Views: 4449

Re: Voting on government spending via taxs

(In addition to the problem of budgeting ignorance,)

Politicized spending could devolve into bribery by the tax constituent if the system is not large and/or blind enough.

The lobbying ecology alone would become unbearable.
by Katsuray
Sat Feb 11, 2017 2:42 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Avatar Game
Replies: 311
Views: 43960

Re: The Avatar Game

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Spoiler:
Above, care of Wikimedia.
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I wouldn't mind an avatar, I suppose.
by Katsuray
Wed Dec 14, 2016 7:38 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: I need a new desktop, might try building my own?
Replies: 41
Views: 16528

Re: I need a new desktop, might try building my own?

For what its worth on the Windows OS purchase, since you're building it yourself you might consider getting an OEM version if available. They're intended to be used on custom (clean) installations and at least in my limited experience aren't locked to a specific computer (or...
by Katsuray
Mon Nov 21, 2016 3:30 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Gunnerkrigg Court
Replies: 124
Views: 34791

Re: Gunnerkrigg Court

doogly wrote:yes this is so great. it is all so great.

I agree.

Zohar:
Spoiler:
I'm not certain its been directly mentioned, but there has been a hint.
by Katsuray
Mon Aug 08, 2016 5:02 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Strategy Game Idea (Relative Positioning)
Replies: 21
Views: 4151

Re: Strategy Game Idea (Relative Positioning)

Addendum: Zooming out from the hexagonal representation would make everything harder to see vs a scroll-able with an inspection window—side-zoom?—. Scrollable with an inspection window? You mean like a mini-map? Also, what's a side-zoom? I wasn't sure on what to call it, but it's the same idea as a...
by Katsuray
Mon Aug 08, 2016 1:33 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Strategy Game Idea (Relative Positioning)
Replies: 21
Views: 4151

Re: Strategy Game Idea (Relative Positioning)

Diminishing returns on close range attacks, based on ally count in stack, would closely emulate a hard limit on stack size, while leaving the option to pile on, so long as the minimum attack value of close makes for a viable choice. —Assuming you went with the scroll-able option.— With the close and...
by Katsuray
Mon Dec 24, 2012 8:44 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Miscellaneous Science Questions
Replies: 2853
Views: 560813

Re: RELATIVITY QUESTIONS! (and other common queries)

I'm glad I was able to catch your post before it poofed; with it you helped solidify some of the concepts I was only grasping at, and help shine light on the ideas in question. The best answers drive more questions!: You mentioned in the initial response that normal matter particles also pop backwar...
by Katsuray
Mon Dec 24, 2012 8:28 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Miscellaneous Science Questions
Replies: 2853
Views: 560813

Re: RELATIVITY QUESTIONS! (and other common queries)

Eek, my apologies Elmach, I blew up my post after looking at it for to long, I thank you whole heartily for responding to it.
by Katsuray
Mon Dec 24, 2012 7:14 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Miscellaneous Science Questions
Replies: 2853
Views: 560813

Questions of Antimatter, and Non-temporal Causality

While reviewing a mental audio clip of Alan Alda, and Ira Flatow, I remembered one paraphrasing Feynman, in saying "positrons are just electrons going backwards in time." Now, to my ignorance, a positron is a form of antimatter; here are the questions!, is a positron a form of antimatter? ...
by Katsuray
Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1067: "Pressures"
Replies: 75
Views: 161735

Re: 1067: "Pressures"

In a blatant act of self-thread-reference, in the spirit of Halloween, I salute you ghost of Pressures past. You would have surpassed umwelt in views had your time not been cut short. As you towered above other Individual XKCD Comic Thread discussions, I watched from your shadow. May the memory of o...
by Katsuray
Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 357560

Re: 1067: "Pressures"

So we have two locations; the top and bottom of Mt. Everest, for which time duration of one second is proposed to pass at two different rates, and even though time passes at two rates, and hence their clocks/timepiece would physically show different values, yet both locations stay in the universal ...
by Katsuray
Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 357560

Re: 1067: "Pressures"

Observed clock measurements of time are slowed down, however, as per postulate 13 http://www.watermanpolyhedron.com/POSclean.html 13 Time cannot be affected by measurements from devices, nor by observer positions either at rest or not, nor by any event, nor mass, nor any other consideration such as...
by Katsuray
Wed Sep 26, 2012 2:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 357560

Re: 1067: "Pressures"

No, there is NO OBSERVER at the event itself. The 4 receive the light shell of the star explosion say lights years apart. point 1 gets it ( on the same day of the year) in 2013, point 2 in 2014, point 3 in 2015 and point 4 in 2018. So, we plot those 4 STATIC locations on our Cartesian grid and plac...
by Katsuray
Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 357560

Re: 1067: "Pressures"

Ah, my most sincerest of apologies! Regarding my proposed experiment, it seems I oversimplified the methodology. Assuming it were a vacuum, the light would travel at the correct speed regardless of distance and local time dilation. It was not the difference in speed of expected and observed that is ...
by Katsuray
Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:18 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Miscellaneous Science Questions
Replies: 2853
Views: 560813

Re: RELATIVITY QUESTIONS! (and other common queries)

I have seen it stated that there is more matter than antimatter in the observable universe--and that in theory they should be close to equal--. How would one know something is made of antimatter vs matter when looking through a telescope at objects within a vacuum? Or perhaps more specifically, woul...
by Katsuray
Tue Sep 25, 2012 5:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 357560

Re: 1067: "Pressures"

Now that I consider it... ...point. And then you run into the intersectioning/interferometer problem, where the geometry of the observers matters to the level of accuracy that can be obtained. The ideal situtation would be, I believe, to have the 4 observers begin at a single point, and then accele...
by Katsuray
Tue Sep 25, 2012 4:59 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 357560

Re: 1067: "Pressures"

Now that I consider it, any old points would do*, but the accuracy of their positions would still be intimately important. You would need decide a point of emission, and that would ideally be within the set of points--*thus the points would need to be less than 3 per any plane. You would still join ...
by Katsuray
Tue Sep 25, 2012 4:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 357560

Re: 1067: "Pressures"

Monika - re: Steve's 4 vectors -> one event thing. As I understand it (and I could be wrong), Steve is trying to fix four observers in the same inertial reference frame with synchronised clocks, thereby allowing the 4-D(?) equivalent of triangulation / radio direction finding, and therefore come ou...
by Katsuray
Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:52 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Miscellaneous Science Questions
Replies: 2853
Views: 560813

Re: RELATIVITY QUESTIONS! (and other common queries)

Admittedly, I'm still working my way through this thread, reading it.(Apologies! if the question to follow has been grossly covered already.) That said, I very much wish I had found it(this thread) sooner in my life. And onto my question! It has haunted me for some time: If energy and mass relate, a...
by Katsuray
Thu Sep 20, 2012 7:26 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0012: "Raindrop"
Replies: 91
Views: 20343

Re: What-if 0012: Raindrop

Yeah, I suppose that raises an interesting question: if compressing the water "manually" to that density, there'd be an awful lot of fusion to go through to get there, and you'd lose a lot of energy and thus mass to radiation, so the resulting drop you get after compressing your starting ...
by Katsuray
Thu Sep 20, 2012 7:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 357560

Re: 1067: "Pressures"

Having lurked around these forums for a bit of time now, and having followed this growing thread called "Pressures" for so long, I feel indebted to add my thanks to all those authors who have worked at maintaining the discussion for so long. I have, truthfully, gained insight into the real...

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