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by Sizik
Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:05 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89767
Views: 6367699

Re: Thoughts for ships

As processors get faster, memory access speed gets relatively slower, due to the speed of light (and the physical distance between the CPU and RAM) staying constant.
by Sizik
Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 5322
Views: 731570

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Hands up, still shot. On Wednesday, WSVN aired a cell phone video reportedly taken moments before caregiver Charles Kinsey was shot by North Miami police. In it, Kinsey, who survived, can be see lying on the ground with his hands raised, explaining that him and the autistic man he was assisting are...
by Sizik
Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: ACA Lives For Another Year
Replies: 86
Views: 10763

Re: ACA Lives For Another Year

Opus_723 wrote:evidence-based diet experts ( what the heck are those called, anyway?)

Dietitians.
by Sizik
Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: ACA Lives For Another Year
Replies: 86
Views: 10763

Re: ACA Lives For Another Year

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/jan/01/british-couple-hospital-bill-baby-born-new-york A British couple say they could be in for a $200,000 (£130,000) hospital bill, after traveling to New York City for a five-day vacation, only for their baby boy to be born 11 weeks premature. Any updates...
by Sizik
Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:18 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Toothbrush, glasses, and clock
Replies: 15
Views: 2435

Re: Toothbrush, glasses, and clock

I think this explains the phenomenon.
by Sizik
Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:30 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9742
Views: 1554369

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Xenomortis, can you define some kind of local function do_things :: BaseClass -> Object with overloads for the specific classes? (The program will still call the most specific overload, regardless of whether the object was bound to a variable of a superclass type in between, right?) Pretty sure Jav...
by Sizik
Sat Mar 18, 2017 5:58 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: The Reverse of how colors work: how would it look?
Replies: 6
Views: 2142

Re: The Reverse of how colors work: how would it look?

If it absorbed red and reflected all other colors, it would look cyan.
by Sizik
Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:49 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3124
Views: 357914

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Poachers break into French zoo, kill a rhino, and steal its horn Police, who were investigating the crime, said the rhino had been shot three times in the head and one of its horns had been sawn off, probably with a chainsaw. . . . The poachers broke through a gate at the wildlife park during the n...
by Sizik
Sat Mar 04, 2017 12:05 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Escape the Frictionless Circle
Replies: 146
Views: 28938

Re: Escape the Frictionless Circle

From conservation of angular momentum, I predict that your rate of counterspinning will be by far the most notable and, edicts against permanent personal injuries aside, you would more obviously be centripetally flattened out (or worse!) beyond the frictionless surface limit. So maybe that's when y...
by Sizik
Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:13 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Escape the Frictionless Circle
Replies: 146
Views: 28938

Re: Escape the Frictionless Circle

Stand to top of the block. Spin in place, causing the block to spin in the opposite direction, conserving angular momentum. Keep spinning faster and faster, until the gold block flattens and expands outwards far enough to reach the edge of the circle. This assumes the rope won't be twisted up in the...
by Sizik
Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:27 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: advice: external cd/dvd
Replies: 16
Views: 2465

Re: advice: external cd/dvd

Assuming this is the right one, it says it has 3 expansion bays, but you'll most likely have to remove the front panel to use them.
by Sizik
Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:09 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: WoW: A Strange Game. The only way to win is not to play.
Replies: 7
Views: 1829

Re: WoW: A Strange Game. The only way to win is not to play.

Meteoric wrote:Priority lists are usually arrived at by taking a few initial guesses, and simming a lot of permutations. I suppose you could try to automatically generate all possible permutations, but this sounds inefficient.


Sounds like a good use for an evolutionary algorithm.
by Sizik
Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:44 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13193
Views: 1219966

Re: Today I Learned

A few days ago, I learned that the peace sign is a combo of the flag semaphore signs for N and D, standing for "nuclear disarmament." http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2017/02/delicate-sketches-of-the-original-peace-symbol-to-be-exhibited-in-london/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peace_symbols...
by Sizik
Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28314
Views: 2531884

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

I keep a metal coffee can in the fridge for oil/grease disposal (e.g. from browning ground beef). When it gets full, it goes in the trash and is replaced with a new can.
by Sizik
Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:29 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Miscellaneous Science Questions
Replies: 2853
Views: 561426

Re: RELATIVITY QUESTIONS! (and other common queries)

It's a little ironic that the rubber sheet model of gravity relies on gravity to work.
by Sizik
Tue Feb 07, 2017 1:30 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Favorite math jokes
Replies: 1452
Views: 430828

Re: Favorite math jokes

The Romans could never have invented algebra, because they always thought X = 10.
by Sizik
Fri Feb 03, 2017 3:18 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Combinatorics with constraint
Replies: 14
Views: 2765

Re: Combinatorics with constraint

There are a lot of things syntactically wrong with that code.

Edit: I think anything between <angle> brackets may have been filtered out. That would account for the blank #includes and some missing template parameters.
by Sizik
Fri Jan 27, 2017 5:42 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Undertale
Replies: 38
Views: 9341

Re: Undertale

Finally got around to playing this, so I could watch (most of) the Pacifist speedrun at AGDQ this year ( Twitch VOD , run starts at 38:43:25). I was able to watch the run until it caught up to where I was at about a hour in (Neutral ending, befriending Undyne). Just beat the Pacifist ending last nig...
by Sizik
Wed Jan 25, 2017 6:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3124
Views: 357914

Re: The Darker Side of the News

speising wrote:I just found it funny that the article ends with that, as if every reader would know where Charlotte is located. (I just assume it's a somewhat bigger place)

It is the largest city in the state.
by Sizik
Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:30 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Language fleeting thoughts
Replies: 59
Views: 9415

Re: Language fleeting thoughts

Derek wrote:
gd1 wrote:You know what Germany said to France in WW2 when they conquered it? Allemagne.

I don't get it.

"All mine"
by Sizik
Thu Dec 29, 2016 2:57 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Thinking in words, and noticing errors
Replies: 15
Views: 4550

Re: Thinking in words, and noticing errors

flicky1991 wrote:When you have a thought, do you tend to think it in words and sentences?: Yes
When reading a story, do you automatically picture the locations and characters in your mind's eye?: Yes
Do you typically tend to notice errors in spelling, whether your own or other people's?: Yes
by Sizik
Thu Dec 29, 2016 2:46 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Combinatoric commanders
Replies: 6
Views: 1833

Re: Combinatoric commanders

PM 2Ring wrote:I'll represent the colors by their initials, except I'll use the printers' convention of using K for black, so our colors in color-wheel order are WBKRG.

The official convention is to use B for black and U for blue.
by Sizik
Thu Dec 29, 2016 12:36 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Paper and Pencil Game Puzzle
Replies: 5
Views: 2724

Re: Paper and Pencil Game Puzzle

Some questions:
Do the lines connecting dots have to be straight, or are they free-form?
How thick are the lines?
Do they have to go between the centers of the dots, (i.e. perpendicular to the edge of the dot), or can they come out at any angle?
by Sizik
Wed Dec 28, 2016 4:35 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode 3.5: Roguey One Kenobe
Replies: 96
Views: 11531

Re: Star Wars Episode 3.5: Roguey One Kenobe

Robuts: @Tyndmyr R2 and C3P0 are dicks, having known where the secret rebel base on Yavin was all along. What makes them dicks for knowing that? Before they were stranded on Tatooine, the next stop for the Tantive IV after picking up Kenobi was Alderaan, not the base on Yavin. Before Scarif, it'...
by Sizik
Mon Dec 26, 2016 4:01 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 587
Views: 66830

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

It's a thumbnailed version of an image hosted on photobucket. EVERYTHING wants Javascript these days, probably to track how many times each image gets viewed and from what countries. Here: ScreenShot00191 Big skull.jpg THAT. I last saw that being herded across the dunes of Tatooine by sand-people. ...
by Sizik
Mon Dec 26, 2016 4:24 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: how do you pronounce 2016?
Replies: 85
Views: 9749

Re: how do you pronounce 2016?

Mega85 wrote:
Lazar wrote:I've even retrospectively started saying (e.g.) "twenty oh four", even though I didn't at the time.


what about the year 2000? how would you say it? "two thousand"? "twenty hundred"?


"twenty oh nought"?
by Sizik
Fri Dec 23, 2016 1:30 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What is up with the ASCII capital phi?
Replies: 6
Views: 2653

Re: What is up with the ASCII capital phi?

doogly wrote:Which encoding is that table from?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Code_page_437
by Sizik
Tue Dec 20, 2016 1:36 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What to Do With a Nearby Black Hole
Replies: 11
Views: 2933

Re: What to Do With a Nearby Black Hole

gmalivuk wrote:What's the problem you think "one of these" has?


I think it's the massist language they're objecting to.

Or should it be "radiist"?
by Sizik
Fri Dec 16, 2016 4:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gamergate
Replies: 700
Views: 113858

Re: Gamergate

I believe KrytenKoro's argument is this: 1. Gamergate had a campaign to get advertisers to stop doing business with Gawker. By doing this, they are implicitly declaring that this is a valid tactic. 2. Kellogg's recently stopped doing business with Breitbart. In response, Breitbart called this "...
by Sizik
Tue Dec 13, 2016 11:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13989
Views: 1888708

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

I think I'm not alone in misreading "patent" as "patient".
by Sizik
Fri Dec 09, 2016 5:09 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Dinosaur feathers and colours found in amber
Replies: 13
Views: 3570

Re: Dinosaur feathers and colours found in amber

Horribly written article. Absolutely no discussion about cloning or the movie 'Jurassic Park'? Those should be the bulk of the headline, and at the lead-in to the article should be something like "'Jurassic Park' fossil found: Dinosaur material found in amber could lead the way to cloning of d...
by Sizik
Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gamergate
Replies: 700
Views: 113858

Re: Gamergate

I would be surprised if a vast majority of gamergaters are not also Trump supporters, especially given that both movements are supported by Breitbart.
by Sizik
Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1766: "Apple Spectrum"
Replies: 92
Views: 11475

1766: "Apple Spectrum"

Image
If I were trapped on a desert island, and could have an unlimited supply of any one type of apple, I'd be like, "How did this situation happen?"

So, an island with an apple tree?
by Sizik
Fri Nov 18, 2016 3:18 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Odd or Even?
Replies: 10
Views: 3382

Re: Odd or Even?

a = b
a2 = ab
a2 - b2 = ab - b2
(a + b)(a - b) = b(a - b)
a + b = b
2b = b
2 = 1
Since 2 is even, and 2 = 1, then 1 must be even.
by Sizik
Sun Nov 13, 2016 5:15 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Problem about free will
Replies: 126
Views: 16103

Re: Problem about free will

Does MarI/O have free will?
by Sizik
Fri Nov 11, 2016 6:52 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Problem about free will
Replies: 126
Views: 16103

Re: Problem about free will

Greatest I am wrote:We can know, if a human takes my little test, that he or she is allowing me to manipulate their will which of course would show that they do have a free will.


Greatest I am wrote:The fact that you refuse says that you have a free will to not play.


If an experiment can't fail, it's not a very good experiment.
by Sizik
Wed Nov 09, 2016 4:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 708355

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

What are the chances of faithless electors swinging the vote away from Trump (whether it be to a Hillary majority, or no majority resulting in a House vote)?
by Sizik
Wed Oct 26, 2016 4:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 708355

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Liberal arts is not the humanities. That stereotype is perpetuated by elitist conservatives who want to equate liberals with what they perceive to be useless degrees. Physics is a liberal art. Mathematics is a liberal art. Pretty much any science, hard or soft, as well as the humanities are liberal...
by Sizik
Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:06 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Has any other species ever rendered another extinct?
Replies: 5
Views: 2121

Re: Has any other species ever rendered another extinct?

I assume you mean other than humans?
by Sizik
Wed Oct 05, 2016 9:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3124
Views: 357914

Re: The Darker Side of the News

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