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by XeF
Sun Jan 31, 2010 4:51 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Is there a name for this? What about formulae?
Replies: 10
Views: 2047

Re: Is there a name for this? What about formulae?

To make gameplay more interesting, could it be better to require some allocation of points amongst desired strengths. For example more armor does tend to increase resistance to certain kinds of attack, at the expense of speed, dexterity and charisma. Gaining more stuff might allow improvement of the...
by XeF
Fri Dec 18, 2009 5:14 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: 1984 (Or Nineteen Eighty-Four)
Replies: 130
Views: 30124

Re: 1984 (Or Nineteen Eighty-Four)

[b]1984 by 2024[/b] unless all of us do something to make the future better than that Guys, do not write to me with suggestions for what needs doing, but do discuss and implement with trusted persons, preferably in a real-world setting which is not the most hidden most secluded little circle in the...
by XeF
Wed Dec 16, 2009 1:40 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: I need a problem
Replies: 7
Views: 1602

Re: I need a problem

I am not sure whether this a good game to work on or not, so my recommendation is to ask for comments from someone else first. Hopefully a reader knows a better game than this. If someone knows the name of this game in the literature then please advise both myself and the guy who started this thread...
by XeF
Tue Dec 15, 2009 10:04 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: What would you do with an infinitely fast computer?
Replies: 818
Views: 228553

Re: What would you do with an infinitely fast computer?

Write a very simple artificial intelligence program. Allow it to write a second program, and allow the second program to modify the first. Insert a basic IRC client. Unleash on EFnet. Create the ultimate troll. My 1337 emulator and Linus Torvolds total personality database would team up and devise ...
by XeF
Sun Dec 13, 2009 7:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we destroy Gender?
Replies: 64
Views: 10895

Re: How do we destroy Gender?

If each person were a treated as just a list of truthful estimations of their capabilities, or scoresheets from appraisal tests, instead of the visual assessment and presumption of a face to face meeting, then the appraisal would be neutral with respect to their gender. That is, by getting online wo...
by XeF
Sun Dec 13, 2009 6:46 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Why Learn Chemistry?
Replies: 31
Views: 4058

Re: Why Learn Chemistry?

..Um, do you actually know any chemists? (Oh, wait, let me guess, you only know "true chemists".) YES. It so happens that I grew up in the house of a plain chemist, who did not get paid all that much, and one of my uncles is also a chemist. In terms of middle-management smooth talking abi...
by XeF
Sun Dec 13, 2009 3:27 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Christianity and Evolution
Replies: 40
Views: 5158

Re: Christianity and Evolution

I read the post from NowFocus with interest and refer all readers here to go back if not already aware of it before reading mine: Nowfocus expressed indication that morals were entirely malleable empirical fitting to what was most successful, illustrating that a successful society can impart its mor...
by XeF
Sun Dec 13, 2009 2:35 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Proof that Quantum Physicists are just screwing with us
Replies: 38
Views: 4675

Re: Proof that Quantum Physicists are just screwing with us

Perhaps it is incomplete to take as a starting point the class which best contains traditional afterlife mythology and then try to subclass some quantum hocus pocus within the constraints of those. To do so definitely is into the realms of frogs and spells and broomsticks, which is a dead end. I agr...
by XeF
Sat Dec 12, 2009 9:34 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why is CO2 Reduction the Climate Change Golden Child?
Replies: 81
Views: 9042

Re: Why is CO2 Reduction the Climate Change Golden Child?

On storing up an even worse catastrophe for the later future Some talk of launching sulphur particulates up to the tropopause to create a gentle sunshade has given the impression that geoengineering can bail us out of this mess. Similarly, carbon dioxide capture had a lot of heavy duty backing. Bot...
by XeF
Sat Dec 12, 2009 4:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What music does God like?
Replies: 41
Views: 3573

Re: What music does God like?

As God created man and gave him knowledge of good and evil,
man created Lady Gaga and taught her of nothing which isn't a disharmonious evil.
by XeF
Sat Dec 12, 2009 2:39 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Proof that Quantum Physicists are just screwing with us
Replies: 38
Views: 4675

Re: Proof that Quantum Physicists are just screwing with us

I could have posted a detailed but flawed proof of possibility of my having more than one quantum manifestation, but you will never find it because I might have posted it on xkcd in one of the the other universes which is linked to this only through a shiny box o' tricks containing my quantum entang...
by XeF
Sat Dec 12, 2009 2:03 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Why Learn Chemistry?
Replies: 31
Views: 4058

Re: Why Learn Chemistry?

A good reason to learn Chemisty is that it follows through consequences in a precise step by step manner, and accounts for all materials used by properly knowing and measuring consequences of arbitrary complex transformations. Those who know can advise sensible choices for more than only jobs within...
by XeF
Sat Dec 12, 2009 1:43 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The fallacy of logic?
Replies: 133
Views: 16493

Re: The fallacy of logic?

If logic were true before any particular person formalized and discussed the nature and expression of logic, then true logic is not a belief or imagining of humans but a necessary consistency of at least one universe. If potassium channels and sodium channels in cell membranes of amoebae have state ...
by XeF
Sat Dec 12, 2009 12:28 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Christianity and Evolution
Replies: 40
Views: 5158

Re: Christianity and Evolution

In support of consistency between the book of Genesis and modern verified facts Suppose for a moment that God in his wisdom uploaded the complete works boxed set of DVD's of everything factual which has been on the Discovery Channel in the past decades and edited it. Then suppose that God produces ...

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