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Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:52 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Compressing video and photo or I lose my job
Replies: 7
Views: 693

Re: Compressing video and photo or I lose my job

What is a lossy compresser that I can use on Windows?

Is there any other way to significantly increase free memory (already cleaned out temp file and emptied the trashcan)?
Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:02 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Compressing video and photo or I lose my job
Replies: 7
Views: 693

Re: Compressing video and photo or I lose my job

They are from December 2017 to January 2018. Although I do not have permission to use lossy compression and I cannot ask for it, I think it is acceptable.

P.S. Files are .JPG and .MOV
Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:42 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Compressing video and photo or I lose my job
Replies: 7
Views: 693

Compressing video and photo or I lose my job

I am going to make this as short as I can: I need to compress a bunch of videos (~1 GB each) and photos (a few MB each) 143 GB total need to be compressed Computer literally has no memory left (adding new video results in error) I taught myself as much about compression as I could and adjusted the s...
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:13 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Formally, What is P and NP?
Replies: 17
Views: 1875

Re: Formally, What is P and NP?

What is being compared?
Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:34 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Name of Rounded Triangle
Replies: 8
Views: 1238

Name of Rounded Triangle

I read about this shape a little while ago, but I forget what it is called. I do remember how to construct it though. Draw an equilateral triangle on the ground and put a pole at each corner. Now surround the whole thing with a rope that has its ends knotted together. Put a pen inside the rope and m...
Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:11 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Formally, What is P and NP?
Replies: 17
Views: 1875

Re: Formally, What is P and NP?

The P = NP Problem is to answer the question, "Can a non-deterministic Turning machine solve a puzzle such that a function describing how long it will take the machine to solve the puzzle is not a polynomial?" Iff the answer is yes, then P =/= NP.

Is this correct?
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:10 pm UTC
Topic: 1980: "Turkish Delight"
Replies: 95
Views: 6249

Re: 1980: "Turkish Delight"

When I first read The Chronicles of Narnia, I had no idea what Turkish Delight was. My best guess that I used to picture the scene in my mind was slices of turkey covered in honey/ syrup. I have never actually had Turkish Delight. How does my version compare to realities?
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:06 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Formally, What is P and NP?
Replies: 17
Views: 1875

Formally, What is P and NP?

Iff the problem is P and f(x) is the function that says how long it would take most efficient process to solve this problem, the f(x) can be expressed as a polynomial. Iff the problem is NP and g(x) is the function that says how long it would take most efficient process to solve this problem, the g(...
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:56 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Curve Filling a Rectangle
Replies: 5
Views: 804

Curve Filling a Rectangle

The Hilbert curve completely fills a square. Can a modified version be used to fill a rectangle? My instinct says yes, but I wanted to check anyway.
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Replies: 6083
Views: 846013

I see white drug-addicts and homeless people denied rest-room keys and asked to leave establishments all the time. If they don't leave the police escort them out. Denying service isn't inherently racist. Part of the problem with determining discrimination is that a single incident is (usually) not ...
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14614
Views: 2153816

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

I first read Swaziland as Switzerland. I like it my way more.
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:27 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Justifying the Death Penelty
Replies: 54
Views: 3592

Re: Justifying the Death Penelty

I came here with an argument. You offered counterarguments. I gave counterarguments to your counterarguments. You see the pattern. That is what discourse is. That is one of the main ways ideas are developed and expanded upon. I responded to the objections the people here raised to the best of my abi...
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Replies: 6083
Views: 846013

But a de-arrest is not necessarily an admission of a mistake on behalf of the officer, says Acpo. And a de-arrest doesn't overturn the fact of the arrest, Donoghue says. "As a general rule of thumb, if somebody is nicked and within five seconds is let go on the scene, there's unlikely to be an...
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Replies: 6083
Views: 846013

Zohar, I appoligize. I misinterpreted what you where saying. They don't have to arrest if the business isn't pressing charges. How do you except the officers to know beforehand if Starbucks is going to decide to drop the charges or not? In the end, the arrest of these men is Starbuck's fault. That i...
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:17 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Justifying the Death Penelty
Replies: 54
Views: 3592

Re: Justifying the Death Penelty

gmalivuk wrote:...freedom of speech will be magically preserved in this hypothetical prison (even when it clearly isn't that protected in any real-world prison)?

Cutting of all communication with the outside world is a form of psychological torture. Prisons also have the right to talk to a lawyer.
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Replies: 6083
Views: 846013

Quick correction: now that I have seen the video with audio I know that the person I thought was the manager was actually a customer. Whether everything here was done by the book or not is irrelevant. I think asking the question, "Did this situation result from the protocols police follow, or f...
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14614
Views: 2153816

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

Saying every element in a given set shares a property is different than saying ONLY element in that set have that property. For example, the statement "Every bird lays eggs," is not equivalent to the statement, "Only birds lay eggs."
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4831
Views: 370475

Re: Trump presidency

I'm starting to long for the days when Trump was a bit too cosy with Russia. He's a bit all-or-nothing, isn't he. Not so good at taking a firm line with a hostile power without escalating into a military confrontation. Consider that Russia is only taking a reactionary action and Trump has no proble...
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Replies: 6083
Views: 846013

First of all, here is a video of the incident, something the 2 articles linked to should have provided. I cannot listen to the audio since I am at school, but it looks like the police are trying to mediate the situation. At 4:45 we see the police talking to someone who I think is the manager. True, ...
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14614
Views: 2153816

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

"My rule of thumb, which is defined by Oxford Dictionary as a 'broadly accurate guide or principle, based on practice rather than theory' is that anything half as big as you or bigger can kill you."
There, are you happy now.

Sableagle wrote:Half a big by what measurement? Length, height or mass?

Yes.
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:01 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Justifying the Death Penelty
Replies: 54
Views: 3592

Re: Justifying the Death Penelty

gmalivuk wrote:See, I can make trivially true and irrelevant statements, too!

Just because it is trivial to you, a student of formal logic, does not mean that it is trivial to everyone.
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4831
Views: 370475

Re: Trump presidency

I cannot help but notice that you stayed gender neutral except for the 3rd and 5th sentence. Perhaps you subconsciously think only men can be successful and women always make mistakes. Perhaps it is a coincidence that I am reading way too far into for the purpose of humor. Only time will tell.
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14614
Views: 2153816

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

My general rule of thumb is anything half as big as you can kill you.
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:27 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Justifying the Death Penelty
Replies: 54
Views: 3592

Re: Justifying the Death Penelty

gmalivuk and elasto: Just because action A is worse than action B does not mean action B is moral.

Mutex: If I have an excuse to link to this I will take it.
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4831
Views: 370475

Re: Trump presidency

Mutex wrote:Yeah, the whole point of being a politician is the lucrative career you get afterwards.

Do not forget about a hunger for power (cough cough Hillery cough cough) or stroking your own ego (e.g. Trump)
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4831
Views: 370475

Re: Trump presidency

There is definitely much more to this story than that (besides the fact that this is always true in politics). Ryan is only 48 years old and has already gotten on of the most powerful positions in the U.S. government. To give that up is a major hit to his career and not something anyone would take l...
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4831
Views: 370475

Re: Trump presidency

I'm starting to long for the days when Trump was a bit too cosy with Russia. He's a bit all-or-nothing, isn't he. Not so good at taking a firm line with a hostile power without escalating into a military confrontation. Consider that Russia is only taking a reactionary action and Trump has no proble...
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:12 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Justifying the Death Penelty
Replies: 54
Views: 3592

Re: Justifying the Death Penelty

It follows trivially given that it would be justified to execute Hitler, there are some cases where capital punishment is justified. The problem is that this is not trivial to most people. Since formal logic is not a required course in most school's (it was not even available in my high school) the...
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4831
Views: 370475

Re: Trump presidency

[url=https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/09/us/politics/fbi-raids-office-of-trumps-longtime-lawyer-michael-cohen.html]The F.B.I. also seized emails, tax documents and business records, the person said.

Maybe we will finally get a look at those tax returns now.
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:18 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Justifying the Death Penelty
Replies: 54
Views: 3592

Re: Justifying the Death Penelty

What is the death penalty but State sanctioned murder? What is a fine but state sanctioned theft? The situations in which murder are justified that you brought up are in self defense. Your entire argument is based on the connection between them. My argument is in no way related to self defense. I b...
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:29 pm UTC
Topic: TSA not Bound by Constitution
Replies: 3
Views: 990

TSA not Bound by Constitution

I was reading this article on Lowering the Bar and something stuck out to me. But in rulings that surprised no one, TSA administrative-law judges upheld the fine. Brennan’s constitutional challenge could not be raised there, because a handy TSA regulation specifically forbids its ALJs from even cons...
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:06 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Justifying the Death Penelty
Replies: 54
Views: 3592

Re: Justifying the Death Penelty

I mean, if the law was that capital punishment was legal but only applicable for people who have been responsible for the deaths of millions, that's... pretty close to capital punishment being illegal, really. Close to being illegal, but is still legal. My argument is designed to show that situatio...
Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:16 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Replies: 6083
Views: 846013

The unnecessary police shootings amount to what, 300 extra people dead? ~300 people have been killed by police in 2018 already. The amount per year is closer to 1,000 people. But the problem is that these 300 deaths basically have the same effect as hate crimes, in that they cause far more psycholo...
Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Replies: 6083
Views: 846013

I can't speak to the Simpson's paradox -- and I don't know if I agree with the post you're replying to -- but if you need a citation that police interact with black people more often than white people, then I think you're in the wrong thread. Imagine Adam and Ben are both professional baseball hitt...
Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4831
Views: 370475

Re: Trump presidency

The Caravan is largely broken up thanks to the strong immigration laws of Mexico and their willingness to use them so as not to cause a giant scene at our Border. Because of the Trump Administrations actions, Border crossings are at a still UNACCEPTABLE 46 year low. Stop drugs! My favorite part of ...
Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Replies: 6083
Views: 846013

Police shoot unarmed black people more often because they interact with black people more often... Black people are the minority, so the police should interact with them less, not more. If you are claiming that there is a disproportionate amount of interaction and that this imbalance causes the Sim...
Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4831
Views: 370475

Re: Trump presidency

Twitter says that page does not exist anymore.
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:52 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Justifying the Death Penelty
Replies: 54
Views: 3592

Re: Justifying the Death Penelty

Killing someone in self defense is moral. Therefore there are situations where killing people is moral. All I have to do is prove that cases exist where the death penalty is moral, because it follows from that that the death penalty must be legal.
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Replies: 6083
Views: 846013

CorruptUser wrote:In combat situations, the brain shuts down.

Citation Needed
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4831
Views: 370475

Re: Trump presidency

Do you have a citation for that?