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by Santa-Klaus
Wed Mar 18, 2015 4:38 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Mean tweets - President Obama edition
Replies: 0
Views: 3225

Mean tweets - President Obama edition

The tweets that Obama read on Jimmie Kimmel were pretty weak and not very critical of his policies at all. Anyone who has spent some time on Twitter and various other social media sites knows that the criticism Obama receives is a hundred times worse than what was reflected in the tweets read by the...
by Santa-Klaus
Mon May 19, 2014 6:26 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: A new way to produce hydroelectricity
Replies: 38
Views: 9017

Re: A new way to produce hydroelectricity

I think you are misunderstanding me. The inlet valve is only connected to the water reservoir and open while the tank is being filled up with water. The air in the piston that supports the lead thus rises to the top of the tank due to the fact that the water in the reservoir is pushing it up. When t...
by Santa-Klaus
Mon May 19, 2014 5:33 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: A new way to produce hydroelectricity
Replies: 38
Views: 9017

Re: A new way to produce hydroelectricity

No, the inlet valve is at the bottom of the tank. The outlet valve is connected to the bottom of the tank, but it releases the water above the water surface. The water is released back into the same reservoir. It's probably easier to understand if you have a look at the images provided in the origin...
by Santa-Klaus
Mon May 19, 2014 4:48 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: A new way to produce hydroelectricity
Replies: 38
Views: 9017

Re: A new way to produce hydroelectricity

I think there is actually a method that could work and in effect almost act like a perpetual motion machine, admittedly it would be highly impractical method and probably be almost impossible to construct, but in theory it should work. Let’s imagine that we use the same concept as suggested in the a...
by Santa-Klaus
Sun May 18, 2014 4:09 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: A new way to produce hydroelectricity
Replies: 38
Views: 9017

Re: A new way to produce hydroelectricity

That’s fair enough. If it takes more energy to drive the water out of the tanks than what you are able to generate then it’s obviously not a viable idea. It’s actually little bit of a shame, because other than that it seemed like an interesting idea. What about making some alterations to the water t...
by Santa-Klaus
Sat May 17, 2014 10:03 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: A new way to produce hydroelectricity
Replies: 38
Views: 9017

Re: A new way to produce hydroelectricity

I’ll be the first one to put my hand up and admit that I’m not an expert on air compressors nor that I am an expert mathematician, but I do find your statement that a compressor capable of producing 200m3 of air @ 20 bars would require 40MW of electricity to operate. I’m not saying that you are wron...
by Santa-Klaus
Sat May 17, 2014 6:19 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: A new way to produce hydroelectricity
Replies: 38
Views: 9017

Re: A new way to produce hydroelectricity

According to the original article the compressor only requires 1500KW to produce 400m3 @ 20 bar per minute.
by Santa-Klaus
Sat May 17, 2014 5:55 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: A new way to produce hydroelectricity
Replies: 38
Views: 9017

Re: A new way to produce hydroelectricity

I’ve had a look online trying to get to the bottom of the calculations, and as far as I can tell it looks ok, mind you I’m not a mathematician so I could of course be mistaken. The claim that 20 bar pressure inside the tanks is the equivalent of the kinetic force of a 200 meter waterfall seems plaus...
by Santa-Klaus
Sat May 17, 2014 12:40 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: A new way to produce hydroelectricity
Replies: 38
Views: 9017

Re: A new way to produce hydroelectricity

and, as we all know, compressed air is a free resource. Of course it isn’t, nor does the article claim that this is the case. The thing is according to the calculations approximately only 10 percent of the combined electricity produced by this method goes to operate the compressors; the remaining 9...
by Santa-Klaus
Fri May 16, 2014 11:51 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: A new way to produce hydroelectricity
Replies: 38
Views: 9017

A new way to produce hydroelectricity

Came across this site the other day which claims that hydroelectricity can be produced by using compressed air to drive water through turbines at high pressure and replicate the workings of a conventional hydroelectric power station without having to build a large concrete dam. The idea is that wate...
by Santa-Klaus
Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:48 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: A former leftwing radical has been appointed to lead NATO
Replies: 39
Views: 7406

Re: A former leftwing radical has been appointed to lead NAT

That the police response would have been just as poor if the attack had occurred in 2004 is completely irrelevant. The attack occurred in 2011 and it occurred on Stoltenberg’s watch, thus he had the ultimate responsibility for the completely incompetent response to the attack. At the time of the att...
by Santa-Klaus
Wed Apr 16, 2014 1:15 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: A former leftwing radical has been appointed to lead NATO
Replies: 39
Views: 7406

Re: A former leftwing radical has been appointed to lead NAT

Regarding the question as to why Mr. Stoltenberg is a weak leader; He’s a weak leader because he shies away from confrontations, in other words he doesn’t feel comfortable dealing with assertive individuals who speak their minds. This has been pointed out by several people, most notably by two of hi...
by Santa-Klaus
Tue Apr 15, 2014 8:24 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: A former leftwing radical has been appointed to lead NATO
Replies: 39
Views: 7406

Re: A former leftwing radical has been appointed to lead NAT

Quote;

"Answer the damn question: What should Obama have done differently after Russia invaded Crimea?"

How about learning some manners?
by Santa-Klaus
Tue Apr 15, 2014 6:07 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: A former leftwing radical has been appointed to lead NATO
Replies: 39
Views: 7406

Re: A former leftwing radical has been appointed to lead NAT

Quote; "Cautious = mentally weak". No, Stoltenberg = mentally weak. He was appointed due to massive lobbying by the Norwegians. The only reason he ever made it in politics is because he comes from an influetial political family, kind of like George W Bush. He's probably made the same amoun...
by Santa-Klaus
Tue Apr 15, 2014 12:00 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: A former leftwing radical has been appointed to lead NATO
Replies: 39
Views: 7406

Re: A former leftwing radical has been appointed to lead NAT

Quote; "None of that suggests he was left-wing when he had any real power; the only examples they can offer are from 30-40 years ago (not that it really matters, anyway, as has already been pointed out). Colour me unconvinced, especially since it's a blog by an unknown blogger with no verificat...
by Santa-Klaus
Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:56 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: A former leftwing radical has been appointed to lead NATO
Replies: 39
Views: 7406

Re: A former leftwing radical has been appointed to lead NAT

That may be the case, but then again pretty much every choice one makes here in life sends out a signal, a signal that others then interprets and act on accordingly. Sometimes those signals are very unequivocal and other times they are more diffuse and vague. Individuals who send out mixed signals o...
by Santa-Klaus
Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:24 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: A former leftwing radical has been appointed to lead NATO
Replies: 39
Views: 7406

Re: A former leftwing radical has been appointed to lead NAT

Yes, if you are living in a hippie la-la land those are probably good qualities to have, if however you are living in the real world where the law of the strongest is the order of the day, having a no-nonsense leader is preferable, that is unless you want the big bullies to walk all over you. Obama ...
by Santa-Klaus
Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:08 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: A former leftwing radical has been appointed to lead NATO
Replies: 39
Views: 7406

Re: A former leftwing radical has been appointed to lead NAT

Yes, I’m very aware of the difference, and yes I’m aware that there are those who might argue that the Secretary General of NATO is just a figurehead with no real power, and that may very well be the case. However, by appointing a leftwing politician who is obsessed with dialogue and who is known fo...
by Santa-Klaus
Mon Apr 14, 2014 7:17 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: A former leftwing radical has been appointed to lead NATO
Replies: 39
Views: 7406

A former leftwing radical has been appointed to lead NATO

It’s very reassuring to know that in a time of increased Russian aggression and rising Chinese military ambitions that NATO saw it fit to appoint a former left-wing radical, former Norwegian Prime Minster Jens Stoltenberg to lead the military alliance for the next four years. This is a man who used ...
by Santa-Klaus
Mon Apr 14, 2014 7:14 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Making progress...
Replies: 13
Views: 17152

Re: Making progress...

I’m one of those people who have been ‘fighting’ the kilos my entire life. I’ve tried various dietary and training regimes up through the years, but I have always failed in my endeavour to lose weight and maintain a healthy weight for more than a few months at a time. The kilos that I have managed t...
by Santa-Klaus
Wed Apr 02, 2014 12:50 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: A very unconventional solution to the world’s most difficult
Replies: 27
Views: 8749

Re: A very unconventional solution to the world’s most diffi

Regarding the comment that I made in my last post on this thread, about the fact that most people take it for granted that each God is familiar with the identities of the other Gods (which the puzzle actually doesn’t say), it would be interesting to come up with a method that would answer these ques...
by Santa-Klaus
Tue Apr 01, 2014 2:49 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: A very unconventional solution to the world’s most difficult
Replies: 27
Views: 8749

Re: A very unconventional solution to de world’s most diffic

Hmmm.... I take your point, what you say makes sense. It would of course be a lot easier to understand (visualize) if we simplify the Wikipedia solution by replacing da and ja with yes and no. All in all, it’s a very clever puzzle, which I unfortunately was unable to solve. Thanks for the elucidatio...
by Santa-Klaus
Tue Apr 01, 2014 1:23 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: A very unconventional solution to the world’s most difficult
Replies: 27
Views: 8749

Re: A very unconventional solution to de world’s most diffic

Yes, it’s me again the annoying little man that just won’t stop and just doesn’t seem to get it ;^) I have taken on board everything that has been said on this thread, and I have done some serious thinking about the advice supporting the three question solution to the riddle. I haven’t actually sat ...
by Santa-Klaus
Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:24 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: A very unconventional solution to the world’s most difficult
Replies: 27
Views: 8749

Re: A very unconventional solution to de world’s most diffic

Thanks for both answers, I'll admit that I have to think about is some more and let it really sink in, but hopefully it will make sense to me in the end. I guess I fail to properly grasp how you can correctly differentiate between Random (truthful version) and True, and likewise Random (untruthful v...
by Santa-Klaus
Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:27 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: A very unconventional solution to the world’s most difficult
Replies: 27
Views: 8749

Re: A very unconventional solution to de world’s most diffic

I hear what you are saying, but I’m still not completely convinces. Call me dumb or stubborn or whatever else you feel like ;^) First of all logic would dictate that if you manage to solve the riddle, that is that you correctly identify all three gods, then surely you should know what ja and da mean...
by Santa-Klaus
Sun Mar 30, 2014 6:37 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: A very unconventional solution to the world’s most difficult
Replies: 27
Views: 8749

Re: A very unconventional solution to de world’s most diffic

Hmm. Yes I can see that I misinterpreted the text slightly as to eliminating Random before asking the question. However that doesn’t change the fact that I’m still unconvinced that you can eliminate Random by only asking one question. “Boolos' question was to ask A: Does da mean yes if and only if y...
by Santa-Klaus
Sun Mar 30, 2014 5:17 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: A very unconventional solution to the world’s most difficult
Replies: 27
Views: 8749

Re: A very unconventional solution to de world’s most diffic

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not a genius, nor that I have a superb intellect, and yes I might be venturing out on a limb here, but after having looked at both answers, the Wikipedia article and the blog post, I’m still more inclined to go with the solution offered in the blog post. I might b...
by Santa-Klaus
Sat Mar 29, 2014 9:37 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: A very unconventional solution to the world’s most difficult
Replies: 27
Views: 8749

Re: A very unconventional solution to de world’s most diffic

Mward: You are contradicting yourself, you claim that the article erroneously asserts that the riddle can’t be solved if Random answers all questions arbitrarily, then you presupposes that that is in fact what Random does to discount the suggested solution. If the article has already stated that Ran...
by Santa-Klaus
Sat Mar 29, 2014 1:06 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: A very unconventional solution to the world’s most difficult
Replies: 27
Views: 8749

Re: A very unconventional solution to the world’s most diffi

Quote; “The blog post erroneously argues that the puzzle is impossible if the Random god is truly random: Taking all of this information into consideration it stands to reason that it would be equally impossible to solve the puzzle by only asking three questions if Random were lying or telling the t...
by Santa-Klaus
Sat Mar 29, 2014 12:50 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: A very unconventional solution to the world’s most difficult
Replies: 27
Views: 8749

Re: A very unconventional solution to the world’s most diffi

You are correct in saying that it is one way of interpreting the puzzle, there are probably several other ways of interpret it too. I think the vagueness of the wording is in itself part of the puzzle. Both ways of looking at that particular aspect of the puzzle are equally correct, based on the wor...
by Santa-Klaus
Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:24 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: A very unconventional solution to the world’s most difficult
Replies: 27
Views: 8749

Re: A very unconventional solution to the world’s most diffi

I didn't come up with the solution, nor am I going to explain the solution here, it is simply too long. Those who are interested can have a look for themselves at the site that i referred to in the initial post. It's an unconventional solution in the sense that it is unlike any other solution that i...
by Santa-Klaus
Thu Mar 27, 2014 1:52 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: A very unconventional solution to the world’s most difficult
Replies: 27
Views: 8749

A very unconventional solution to the world’s most difficult

I came across this puzzle a few days ago, it’s supposedly the most difficult logic puzzle in the world, made by a Harvard professor of psychology. I was unable to solve it (after several hours of scratching my head) and eventually had to concede defeat. I did however come across a very unconventiona...

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