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by tzvibish
Fri Sep 02, 2011 5:45 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Soundtrack for Infant pictures
Replies: 9
Views: 4856

Re: Soundtrack for Infant pictures

Y I know this won't be a helpful suggestion at all, but I think it would be funny if you wanted to do good pictures (cute sleeping baby, happy awake baby) and bad pictures (wailing infant, diaper disasters) to do some dubstep stuff like Skrillex's equinox . maybe for a birthday video, where comedy w...
by tzvibish
Wed Aug 31, 2011 2:47 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Soundtrack for Infant pictures
Replies: 9
Views: 4856

Re: Soundtrack for Infant pictures

haha, I think every parent thinks about that. Unfortunately, not everyone is that focused and/or dedicated to pull off such a feat. You're too busy thinking of ingenious ways to avoid getting shat on.

Either way, I think I take enough pictures to satisfy the basic idea of it.
by tzvibish
Wed Aug 31, 2011 2:19 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Soundtrack for Infant pictures
Replies: 9
Views: 4856

Re: Soundtrack for Infant pictures

nice, but too happy-go-lucky for my needs. Good try, though :p
by tzvibish
Tue Aug 30, 2011 2:34 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Soundtrack for Infant pictures
Replies: 9
Views: 4856

Soundtrack for Infant pictures

So, I'm having a child in the next few days, and I'm going to be putting together a slideshow of newborn pictures shortly thereafter. I need some help choosing some background music for it. (I know, you'd think my mind would be on other things right now, but this seems strangely important to me). Fo...
by tzvibish
Fri Aug 19, 2011 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: U.S. Republican Primary
Replies: 2855
Views: 294977

Re: U.S. Republican Primary

Cain - Obama had the advantage of not sounding "black". It sounds horrible, but unfortunately, it's very true. Herman Cain, aside from having no political experience, sounds like the stereotypical black man that every racist bigot hates. His financial ideas are not really based in reality...
by tzvibish
Fri Aug 19, 2011 1:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: U.S. Republican Primary
Replies: 2855
Views: 294977

Re: U.S. Republican Primary

So, i finally got a chance to watch the Straw Poll debate. Here's my thoughts: Bachman - Hell, no. She said not one thing with any kind of substance. Everything was an emotional appeal. It's really a shame that we can't have a female candidate that isn't a bumbling emotional train-wreck. also, you c...
by tzvibish
Thu Aug 18, 2011 7:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel/Palestine discussion
Replies: 6262
Views: 535734

Re: Israel/Palestine discussion

Today Israeli civilians have been shot at with AK47s, RPGs, IEDs, a suicide bomb and Kassam rockets. So far 6 civilians and a soldier are confirmed dead. The terrorists have been killed in gunfights, and the leaders of the group have been killed in Gaza. Link Israel Strikes Gaza After Eilat Attack ...
by tzvibish
Thu Aug 18, 2011 5:31 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Time Signature for Gobbledigook
Replies: 6
Views: 4855

Re: Time Signature for Gobbledigook

Ok, as far as i can tell, there are 3 distinct parts to this song. part 1: just the strings over drums (sometimes with lalalalalalalalalalalalala over it) Assuming the drums are following a 4/4 rhythm, each strum is on the third beat, which resolves the rhythm every 12th beat (3 measures of 4, 4 mea...
by tzvibish
Wed Aug 17, 2011 8:26 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Time Signature for Gobbledigook
Replies: 6
Views: 4855

Time Signature for Gobbledigook

This is driving me insane. There are some epic polyrhythms here, and I can't wrap my (usually rhythmically competent) head around this.

Can anyone dissect the polyrhythms for me?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHMYMvgNAZE
by tzvibish
Fri Aug 12, 2011 5:21 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: How many sets of five integers add up to 26?
Replies: 18
Views: 3461

Re: How many sets of five integers add up to 26?

I know intuitively that what you're saying is true, but is there some kind of theorem that defines that mathematically?
by tzvibish
Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:25 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: How many sets of five integers add up to 26?
Replies: 18
Views: 3461

Re: How many sets of five integers add up to 26?

Ok, thanks for the help on that.
by tzvibish
Thu Aug 11, 2011 8:56 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: How many sets of five integers add up to 26?
Replies: 18
Views: 3461

Re: How many sets of five integers add up to 26?

To be precise, a friend of mine is trying to super-inspirational by saying the following: The digits of the last 3 days of DJIA numbers all add up to 26. 26 happens to be the numerical value of the letters in (Jewish) G-d's name. Therefore, there's something religious going on. I am simply trying to...
by tzvibish
Thu Aug 11, 2011 7:30 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: How many sets of five integers add up to 26?
Replies: 18
Views: 3461

Re: How many sets of five integers add up to 26?

Ok. Regardless, you have found the number you are asking for, if not the full answer. The full answer depends on how much work you want to do. :) The next question is how big is the universe in question. Each "5 digit" day has 10^5 possible numbers. Now, regardless of what day 1 added up ...
by tzvibish
Thu Aug 11, 2011 6:54 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: How many sets of five integers add up to 26?
Replies: 18
Views: 3461

Re: How many sets of five integers add up to 26?

The specific problem I need to solve does care about order, though. Specificall, someone is claiming that the last three days of Dow Stock Exchange movement (- 634.76, 429.92, - 519.83) all add up to 26 and that "the odds of this are one in millions". I'm trying to prove him wrong :p In th...
by tzvibish
Thu Aug 11, 2011 6:36 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: How many sets of five integers add up to 26?
Replies: 18
Views: 3461

Re: Combinatorics Question

Oh, it seems I left out the part that repetition is allowed and order matters. I'll fix OP. Also, it's not combinatorics if order matters, huh. I'll change the title, too.
by tzvibish
Thu Aug 11, 2011 4:39 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: How many sets of five integers add up to 26?
Replies: 18
Views: 3461

How many sets of five integers add up to 26?

I need to find out how many sets of five integers (0-9) can add up to 26. Order matters {0,0,0,0,1} != {1,0,0,0,0}, repetition is allowed. Any takers? Edit: After reading the rules, this is not homework. I'm trying to debunk a claim someone made about stock market numbers. I have basic graduate leve...
by tzvibish
Wed Aug 10, 2011 3:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: San Francisco judge removes circumcision ban from ballot
Replies: 772
Views: 61148

Re: San Francisco judge removes circumcision ban from ballot

And once again, we're all arguing about what it means to be "a good parent," or even the moral obligations of parenthood, something that will never be hammered down by any one group, especially by a group in which a significant number (my assumption here) have not actually raised a child. ...
by tzvibish
Mon Aug 08, 2011 3:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: U.S. loses AAA credit rating from S&P
Replies: 139
Views: 15093

Re: U.S. loses AAA credit rating from S&P

As much as I'm not excited about the credit rate of my country falling (I don't have any considerable variable rate debt, so I don't think it will directly affect me all that much right now), I'm hoping that S&P's move acts as a sobering strike to the politicians and population who think that th...
by tzvibish
Mon Aug 08, 2011 2:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: San Francisco judge removes circumcision ban from ballot
Replies: 772
Views: 61148

Re: San Francisco judge removes circumcision ban from ballot

The best part is that if we can conclude that having a a foreskin is more significantly normal than having crooked teeth, then removing a foreskin is abusive. And then we're gonna legislate a millenia-old established and widely accepted religious and medical practice out of existence based on that....
by tzvibish
Fri Aug 05, 2011 7:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: San Francisco judge removes circumcision ban from ballot
Replies: 772
Views: 61148

Re: San Francisco judge removes circumcision ban from ballot

The best part is that if we can conclude that having a a foreskin is more significantly normal than having crooked teeth, then removing a foreskin is abusive. And then we're gonna legislate a millenia-old established and widely accepted religious and medical practice out of existence based on that.
by tzvibish
Fri Aug 05, 2011 2:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: San Francisco judge removes circumcision ban from ballot
Replies: 772
Views: 61148

Re: San Francisco judge removes circumcision ban from ballot

I think it's reasonable for now to refer to it as a cosmetic procedure, as the health benefits and affect on sexual performance and such are pretty much negligible. I found your post interesting, because the few pieces of independently-conducted research I have come across have indicated that circu...
by tzvibish
Fri Aug 05, 2011 2:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: San Francisco judge removes circumcision ban from ballot
Replies: 772
Views: 61148

Re: San Francisco judge removes circumcision ban from ballot

like most things religious, has its assumed level of controversy and rhetoric. Once again, keep in mind that religious circumcision probably accounts for something like 3% of all circumcision in America. If it were just people doing it for religious reasons, I doubt you'd find all that many other p...
by tzvibish
Fri Aug 05, 2011 1:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: San Francisco judge removes circumcision ban from ballot
Replies: 772
Views: 61148

Re: San Francisco judge removes circumcision ban from ballot

Here's two more studies (admittedly not the full contents; but free registration) for circumcision. Here's some medical ethics journals and policy that advocate for the right of the parents' consent. http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/103/3/686.full.pdf http://www.cps.ca/english/statement...
by tzvibish
Thu Aug 04, 2011 4:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: It's official, Hollywood is fucking with us
Replies: 120
Views: 18758

Re: It's official, Hollywood is fucking with us

Pictionary: A moving biopic of mute politicians who make all their arguments in furiously erratic pictures. Trivial Pursuit: See - Slumdog Millionaire Trouble : A documentary about corporate culture. No matter how close employees are to success and promotion, they can't win because they are victims ...
by tzvibish
Thu Aug 04, 2011 3:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: San Francisco judge removes circumcision ban from ballot
Replies: 772
Views: 61148

Re: San Francisco judge removes circumcision ban from ballot

You're misunderstanding. Its utility isn't necessarily a reason to prohibit its removal, if that removal has some meaning to it. Call it medical gain, call it social gain, whatever. Utility isn't a trump card, it is a point in one direction. It is not necessary for survival or basic functionality, ...
by tzvibish
Thu Aug 04, 2011 3:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: San Francisco judge removes circumcision ban from ballot
Replies: 772
Views: 61148

Re: San Francisco judge removes circumcision ban from ballot

What? But why would you ever do such a thing? Why would you exclude it's obvious utility? Of course if you exclude the things that something does, then it doesn't do anything, but that's completely pointless. It's obvious utilities are is it's most useful utilities to me, more useful than the secon...
by tzvibish
Thu Aug 04, 2011 2:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: San Francisco judge removes circumcision ban from ballot
Replies: 772
Views: 61148

Re: San Francisco judge removes circumcision ban from ballot

As much as it doesn't seem like it, this topic has driven me to a serious soul-searching. xkcd fora has always meaningfully challenged my assumptions about the universe, life, and everything (42) and I love you guys for it. As many of my people can attest to, circumcision is something that has been ...
by tzvibish
Wed Aug 03, 2011 8:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: San Francisco judge removes circumcision ban from ballot
Replies: 772
Views: 61148

Re: San Francisco judge removes circumcision ban from ballot

The point is there is plenty of bias both ways. Here are some pros if you don't believe us that there are documented examples of the benefits of circumcision, just type 'circumcision' into pubmed or the journal of pediatric urology. Or look at this: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20531091 I ack...
by tzvibish
Wed Aug 03, 2011 7:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: San Francisco judge removes circumcision ban from ballot
Replies: 772
Views: 61148

Re: San Francisco judge removes circumcision ban from ballot

I'm sorry, but that's total bullshit. The foreskin has a very straightforward utility: It allows stimulation of the glans without pain where lubrication is minimal or absent. I have no idea whether the foreskin evolved to provide that function, but provide it it does. The removal of the foreskin is...
by tzvibish
Wed Aug 03, 2011 6:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: San Francisco judge removes circumcision ban from ballot
Replies: 772
Views: 61148

Re: San Francisco judge removes circumcision ban from ballot

[quote="DSenette]responding directly to the spoiler. to be very specific, if the actions both produce the same net effect, then the nature of the actions is wholly irrelevant and marked up to what is called "preference". just like i PREFER off brand oreo type cookies to brand name ore...
by tzvibish
Wed Aug 03, 2011 5:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: San Francisco judge removes circumcision ban from ballot
Replies: 772
Views: 61148

Re: San Francisco judge removes circumcision ban from ballot

] i think it's amazing that you don't think masturbation should be an appropriate topic that you should have with your children. ninja'd: I didn't say they shouldn't. I said they don't. Quite the oppposite. It's incredibly important. except that there is a basic cultural/moral/human/whatever-you-wan...
by tzvibish
Wed Aug 03, 2011 5:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: San Francisco judge removes circumcision ban from ballot
Replies: 772
Views: 61148

Re: San Francisco judge removes circumcision ban from ballot

I know this might sound silly, but it's an example that comes to mind. Do you think it constitutes harming a son if you have him circumcised and do not teach him to use lube while masturbating? I know that I suffered multiple scrapes blisters on that part of the penis, and my understanding (correct...
by tzvibish
Wed Aug 03, 2011 5:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Stalemate in Senate Leaves 4,000 Out of Work at F.A.A.
Replies: 31
Views: 4503

Re: Stalemate in Senate Leaves 4,000 Out of Work at F.A.A.

I think it's less about the passengers and more about the employees being asked to do unreasonable things to stay on the job.
by tzvibish
Wed Aug 03, 2011 5:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: San Francisco judge removes circumcision ban from ballot
Replies: 772
Views: 61148

Re: San Francisco judge removes circumcision ban from ballot

To argue about the uncomfortable stuff: I think the social difference between a circumsicion and sex with a baby comes down to the idea of what sex is and implies. There's something specific about sexual intercourse with a vulnerable and unwilling partner that is hardwired into the average perso...
by tzvibish
Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: San Francisco judge removes circumcision ban from ballot
Replies: 772
Views: 61148

Re: San Francisco judge removes circumcision ban from ballot

I do believe that Jews might continue circumcising their sons even after the ban. My understanding, though, is that these circumcisions are not performed by medical personnel. So, there shouldn't be any increase of harm done to infants in the Jewish community, while there would be a decrease in har...
by tzvibish
Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: San Francisco judge removes circumcision ban from ballot
Replies: 772
Views: 61148

Re: San Francisco judge removes circumcision ban from ballot

So...this thread has gone in a predictably ridiculous direction. Setting aside the law for a second, I'd just like to ask everyone to really think about it (and do research) before having a son circumcised. Please don't make the decision just because of cultural inertia. Some guys do end up wishing...
by tzvibish
Tue Aug 02, 2011 7:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: San Francisco judge removes circumcision ban from ballot
Replies: 772
Views: 61148

Re: San Francisco judge removes circumcision ban from ballot

To all wondering why jews do this cutting thing, why it's important, and why we don't feel it's abuse, read this article . I don't think you're going to agree with it, but it's the religious side of the story, and the "positives" that I bring up but don't often actually specify. So, parent...
by tzvibish
Tue Aug 02, 2011 7:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: San Francisco judge removes circumcision ban from ballot
Replies: 772
Views: 61148

Re: San Francisco judge removes circumcision ban from ballot

or because the religion I believe in says that I need to be circumcised? And that's kinda important to me? The religion -you- believe in, and it's important to -you-. Again, on the principle, a permanent bodily modification to another sapient being to satisfy -your- needs. When your justification f...
by tzvibish
Tue Aug 02, 2011 6:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: San Francisco judge removes circumcision ban from ballot
Replies: 772
Views: 61148

Re: San Francisco judge removes circumcision ban from ballot

If you want an admission that it hurts, yes, it hurts.
by tzvibish
Tue Aug 02, 2011 6:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: San Francisco judge removes circumcision ban from ballot
Replies: 772
Views: 61148

Re: San Francisco judge removes circumcision ban from ballot

But that's beside the point, the question was whether circumcision is harmful. It is. By definition. If I cut you, you'd call that harmful. You wouldn't wait a few years, see how it heals up, try to figure out if it really matters to you in the long run. Once again, you're just throwing all other r...

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