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by EduardoLeon
Fri Jan 21, 2011 6:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0850: "World According To Americans"
Replies: 712
Views: 161898

Re: 0850: "World According To Americans"

As far as I remember, Mongolia only borders with China and Russia. There is a small land strip belonging to China, between Mongolia and Kazakhstan. Also, the Xinjiang and Tibet autonomous regions were lumped together as "Tibet." The so-called "China proper" is roughly correctly d...
by EduardoLeon
Mon Nov 29, 2010 5:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0827: "My Business Idea"
Replies: 98
Views: 25599

Re: 0827: "Business Idea"

shashwat986 wrote:EDIT: Also, has anyone else noticed that stick-guy's using a mac?

Hey! I was just gonna post that! (Really...)
by EduardoLeon
Wed Nov 03, 2010 1:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0814: "Diode"
Replies: 137
Views: 58550

Re: 0814: "Diode"

It’s sad that most men still don’t get, that the reason women treat them that way in RL, is because the men let them . Most men seem to accept everything, out of fear of losing her. (...TL;DR...) Alternative: Remember every time she has been unfair, until you have enough accumulated hatred. Start r...
by EduardoLeon
Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0814: "Diode"
Replies: 137
Views: 58550

Re: 0814: Diode

Nyerguds wrote:Gah, people, stop calling it "alt" text. It isn't. It's "title" text.

No, you are wrong. It is the alt text.

Nyerguds wrote:The alt title text just says "Diode".

FTFY.
by EduardoLeon
Wed Sep 29, 2010 4:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0799: "Stephen Hawking"
Replies: 189
Views: 34891

Re: "Stephen Hawking" discussion (#799)

Reminds me of http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kk1TvYbL5A0#t=1m50s Hilarious. But, after I stopped laughing, it made me think: How do those we regard in high esteem actually feel about it? Does it feel good? Or does the awkwardness overweigh the benefits (both social and psychological/emotional) of s...
by EduardoLeon
Fri Aug 20, 2010 7:40 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Could a human teacher enjoy teaching a neural network?
Replies: 20
Views: 5250

Re: Could a human teacher enjoy teaching a neural network?

Dude, you're wrong on so many levels here. So, first, evolution depends on generations, not years, as noted by a previous poster. We can run a generation *many* orders of magnitude faster than nature can. (Assuming base-10 magnitudes, 7-10 orders on current consumer hardware .) Generations of poten...
by EduardoLeon
Fri Aug 20, 2010 5:35 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Could a human teacher enjoy teaching a neural network?
Replies: 20
Views: 5250

Re: Could a human teacher enjoy teaching a neural network?

I give you the NEAT algorithm - and it's many variants. It does everything you just listed. :D Well, it can form new connections and add new neurons. And you don't really need to remove connections or neurons, you just set their weights to zero (but Progressive Pruning does actually remove some). A...
by EduardoLeon
Fri Aug 20, 2010 4:27 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Could a human teacher enjoy teaching a neural network?
Replies: 20
Views: 5250

Re: Could a human teacher enjoy teaching a neural network?

Killing a particular neural network parameter configuration takes between 0.01 and say, 20 seconds of Levenberg-Marquardt optimization and then about .0005 seconds of data evaluation. There's kind of a big difference. You must take into consideration the fact there is a huge complexity gap between ...
by EduardoLeon
Thu Aug 19, 2010 8:22 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Could a human teacher enjoy teaching a neural network?
Replies: 20
Views: 5250

Re: Could a human teacher enjoy teaching a neural network?

Nature built us in a process took millions of years , by building prototypes and killing those that were not fit. Do you expect to replicate all that work in ten or twenty years? ...yes? Okay, good luck building such a system. Oh, and, after you are done building it, proving it correct , testing it...
by EduardoLeon
Thu Aug 19, 2010 8:01 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Think Before Naming Your Child
Replies: 1622
Views: 318201

Re: Think Before Naming Your Child

I once had an acquaintance whose name was Lenin Hitler. Fortunately for him, everybody called him by his last name. I doubt his parents even vaguely knew the connection between, uh... the two words they chose as their child's name and, uh... the two worst criminal ideologies in history; but, please,...
by EduardoLeon
Thu Aug 19, 2010 4:12 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Need a friend?
Replies: 34
Views: 6641

Re: Need a friend?

Hopefully it can have applications above and beyond merely a chatbot though. If we can make it behave properly regardless of how the humans who interact with it behave. In its current state, Cleverbot learns from us humans regardless of the quality of our input. It is like a little child, hardwired...
by EduardoLeon
Thu Aug 19, 2010 3:55 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Could a human teacher enjoy teaching a neural network?
Replies: 20
Views: 5250

Re: Could a human teacher enjoy teaching a neural network?

How complicated would a neural network have to be for a teacher to enjoy teaching it? That depends on the personal preferences of the human teacher. I tend to like crude machines more than I like my fellow humans (the cruder, the better), so a conceptually very simple neural network that can demons...
by EduardoLeon
Mon Aug 16, 2010 5:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0780: "Sample"
Replies: 135
Views: 21826

Re: "Sample" discussion (#780)

"The Glass Prison" by Dream Theater is one of my favorite songs, but it has a sound effect of a car crash in it. Not good to listen to while driving. I love Dream Theater! I especially love The Glass Prison! When the keyboardist is constantly proving the vastness of his keyboard's sound p...
by EduardoLeon
Sat Jul 03, 2010 6:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0761: "DFS"
Replies: 77
Views: 18318

Re: "DFS" Discussion

Variable Neighborhood Search FTW!
by EduardoLeon
Sat Nov 21, 2009 4:12 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: The mathematics of CTRL-C CTRL-V
Replies: 28
Views: 3703

Re: The mathematics of CTRL-C CTRL-V

These ideas might be helpful: Exponentiation by squaring.
by EduardoLeon
Fri Nov 20, 2009 11:50 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Relationships and Unplanned Parenthood
Replies: 434
Views: 33937

Re: Relationships and Unplanned Parenthood

The existence (and profitability) of a product geared precisely to this purpose--determining at what point you will be most fertile, thus allowing you to arrange for an intimate encounter at that precise point in time--proves you wrong on the 'most' part, too. They sell upwards to a hundred dollars...
by EduardoLeon
Fri Nov 20, 2009 11:41 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Relationships and Unplanned Parenthood
Replies: 434
Views: 33937

Re: Relationships and Unplanned Parenthood

Not only are you continuing to demonstrate that you have no idea what women are or aren't thinking, your rebuttal to my original statement continues to be moot - sex *is* the way babies happen. That sex is the way babies happen doesn't mean that people expect to "make" them in a very spec...
by EduardoLeon
Fri Nov 20, 2009 11:32 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Relationships and Unplanned Parenthood
Replies: 434
Views: 33937

Re: Relationships and Unplanned Parenthood

Of course people have recreational sex. But unless I'm missing something, having sex remains the only widespread and practical way to conceive. And unless *all* pregnancies are accidental, your last assertion is clearly false. The problem with using a term like "nobody" is that it can be ...
by EduardoLeon
Fri Nov 20, 2009 10:56 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Relationships and Unplanned Parenthood
Replies: 434
Views: 33937

Re: Relationships and Unplanned Parenthood

Oh, why is the default example of a crime always rape (he asks rhetorically)? Look, the last thing this (page of the) discussion needs is to go from trying to find meaning in one distorted extreme to the topic the internet has repeatedly demonstrated is guaranteed to devolve into nothing but distor...
by EduardoLeon
Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:33 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Relationships and Unplanned Parenthood
Replies: 434
Views: 33937

Re: Relationships and Unplanned Parenthood

Azrael wrote:
nowfocus wrote:... Women using children as leverage is not uncommon...

Cite that, or else you're just being a jerk.

Actually, it's true to some extent, whether you like to state it explicitly or using a quote.
by EduardoLeon
Fri Nov 20, 2009 7:56 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Reproduction & the Mentally Disabled?
Replies: 203
Views: 25481

Re: Reproduction & the Mentally Disabled?

Also, prove to me that society has a goal in the first place. And then prove to me that this goal is self-perpetuation. And *then* provide me with that citation about how "non-useful" people cause death. Unless, of course, that's just how you define non-useful. In which case, if you're ad...
by EduardoLeon
Fri Nov 20, 2009 7:50 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Reproduction & the Mentally Disabled?
Replies: 203
Views: 25481

Re: Reproduction & the Mentally Disabled?

TheGrammarBolshevik wrote:If your interest is in perpetuating society, isn't repealing the right to procreation a step in the wrong direction?

Wrong. Preventing the reproduction of non-useful people statistically saves lives and thus helps society in its goal of self-perpetuation.
by EduardoLeon
Fri Nov 20, 2009 7:44 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Reproduction & the Mentally Disabled?
Replies: 203
Views: 25481

Re: Reproduction & the Mentally Disabled?

Who decides who is "useful" to society? Who decides what it even means to be useful to society? How do you prevent abuse of this decision making process? Nobody knows who will turn up being useful, but it can be estimated using common sense. Since the ultimate purpose of society is perpet...
by EduardoLeon
Fri Nov 20, 2009 6:41 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Relationships and Unplanned Parenthood
Replies: 434
Views: 33937

Re: Relationships and Unplanned Parenthood

I agree. I'm more interested in what level of relationship one is morally obligated to try to maintain with the other parent. Other than sharing the responsibilities associated to being so? Nothing. Perhaps being civilized enough not to openly fight in front of the child, until the latter is mature...
by EduardoLeon
Fri Nov 20, 2009 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Reproduction & the Mentally Disabled?
Replies: 203
Views: 25481

Re: Reproduction & the Mentally Disabled?

We should strive to let those who are useful for society reproduce and prevent those who aren't to do so. If the mentally disabled want to experience sexual pleasure, they can always masturbate achieve it by other means, but reproduction is a major no-no in their case.
by EduardoLeon
Fri Nov 20, 2009 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Relationships and Unplanned Parenthood
Replies: 434
Views: 33937

Re: Relationships and Unplanned Parenthood

nowfocus wrote:Is he morally obligated to pay it?

Yes. Even I, being a fundamentalist atheist, say that parents should be always responsible for their children.
by EduardoLeon
Fri Nov 20, 2009 5:48 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Fundamental Theorem of Calculus
Replies: 16
Views: 2405

Re: Fundamental Theorem of Calculus

Let f(x) be a differentiable and (without loss of generality and just for the sake of better visualization) positive function for every x in the domain [a, b]. In the endpoints a and b, f(x) should be at least right and left differentiable respectively. Draw y=f(x) in the XY plane. Now, for any t in...
by EduardoLeon
Fri Nov 20, 2009 4:05 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25768
Views: 2075115

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted. You will become a stone without noticing it, and nothing will be terrible for you from now on, since nothing can be terrible for a stone, for it doesn't live.

I wish I hadn't eaten that much.
by EduardoLeon
Thu Nov 19, 2009 7:21 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25768
Views: 2075115

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted. A half-velociraptor half-snake (?) will fly to your place (??) and stick its finger in your ass (???). I wish you corrupted this wish. If you corrupt it, it will be not corrupted; and vice versa. Liar's paradox for the win, biatches!! (Yes, two exclamation marks, like T-Rex from Dinosaur Co...
by EduardoLeon
Thu Nov 19, 2009 11:33 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25768
Views: 2075115

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted, but you don't remember English and can't relearn it, then another World War comes and you're stuck in central Europe without any help. Then you die. English is a Germanic language. If I know all Germanic languages, I know English. I said nothing about Latin languages, though so I could hav...
by EduardoLeon
Thu Nov 19, 2009 11:23 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Vending machine!
Replies: 11087
Views: 855396

Re: Vending machine!

You get a horrible salad with a half-cut pepper.

I put in the things I regret having or not having done.
by EduardoLeon
Thu Nov 19, 2009 6:37 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Vending machine!
Replies: 11087
Views: 855396

Re: Vending machine!

You get a factually incorrect but, technically speaking, legally correct refutation.

I throw up inside.
by EduardoLeon
Thu Nov 19, 2009 6:32 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25768
Views: 2075115

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Vohu Manah wrote:Refusé! Vous allez apprendre à parler français à la place.

J'ai étudié le Français il y a longtemps. Je n'ai pas besoin de l'apprendre de nouveau.

Refusé! Tous les croissants du monde vont être miens!

I wish I could learn all the Germanic and Slavic languages.
by EduardoLeon
Thu Nov 19, 2009 1:57 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25768
Views: 2075115

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted. There will be greatness in the way you will be tortured and killed.

I wish I could formally learn German.
by EduardoLeon
Wed Nov 18, 2009 11:40 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Vending machine!
Replies: 11087
Views: 855396

Re: Vending machine!

You get everything but me, since I'm THE douchebag.

I put in my dirty pillow.
by EduardoLeon
Wed Nov 18, 2009 10:54 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25768
Views: 2075115

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted. But now your personality belongs to someone else and he charges you for being yourself.

I wish I could travel back in time.
by EduardoLeon
Wed Nov 18, 2009 6:16 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: HARDCORE PORNOGRAPHY
Replies: 741
Views: 310712

Re: HARDCORE PORNOGRAPHY

GIMP? I'm too idiot when it comes to using image editing programs. Especially that one. As far as I know, there's not a way to do it automatically in the forums, the forum trusts that you are smart enough to not upload a picture that's as big as some people's (your) screen. Well, the damage has bee...
by EduardoLeon
Wed Nov 18, 2009 5:43 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25768
Views: 2075115

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Indeed, RedBandit, I preferred the way you corrupted my wish. Anyways, back to your wish...

Granted. Did I mention that I ran out of water and used a mix of jizz and piss instead?

I wish I could make a living out of selling a mix of jizz and piss passed as water.
by EduardoLeon
Wed Nov 18, 2009 5:10 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25768
Views: 2075115

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted, but to afford that, you will have sold (awesome, future perfect!) your family, friends and everything else you cared about.

I wish nothing in particular. Corrupt this!
by EduardoLeon
Wed Nov 18, 2009 5:02 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Hit the person above you with a random object!
Replies: 1656
Views: 104934

Re: Hit the person above you with a random object!

*Hits Max with a link to HARDCORE PORNOGRAPHY*

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