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by Thesh
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:36 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Analysis of the Java RNG
Replies: 4
Views: 521

Re: Analysis of the Java RNG

Only if the size is of the state equals the output. I believe in this case there should be 2^16 unique sequences of digits for a 32 bit number.
by Thesh
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13380
Views: 1392755

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

An acre is 1/640 square miles, so it should be 51,840 square feet.
by Thesh
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13380
Views: 1392755

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

Well, maybe not to divide by 11 per se. But what about dividing by 440, just for example? If you want to divide by 440, there has to be an 11 factor in there somewhere. And it's a good thing I said "at least" because I didn't list 330, and we all know how important that is. And then there...
by Thesh
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:22 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13380
Views: 1392755

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

Sorry, but there is no excuse for having 11 as a factor for the number of feet/yards in a mile. It's nonsensical.
by Thesh
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1982: "Evangelism"
Replies: 109
Views: 6125

Re: 1982: "Evangelism"

You pinch the "nipple" and the peel just splits effortlessly - never had a problem either opening it, or with getting banana on my hand. Opening from the stem doesn't always work too well.
by Thesh
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3708
Views: 459370

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Homeopath “treated” 4-yr-old boy’s behavior problems with saliva from rabid dog

I mean, I know this stuff is expected to be diluted to the point that it is just water, but at the same time I can imagine scenarios where some sloppy handling leads to the death of children.
by Thesh
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:45 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4795
Views: 368180

Re: Trump presidency

It's amazing how many different ways Trump is connected to Russian organized crime and oligarchs. https://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/good-grief-cohens-gets-mobbier-the-closer-i-look What I didn’t realize until now is that both Agron and his successor Balagula ran their operations out of an office ...
by Thesh
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:49 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: black history
Replies: 25
Views: 2514

Re: black history

I'd be careful. I'm pretty sure you can be arrested for talking about black history outside of February.
by Thesh
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Thomas Fire
Replies: 136
Views: 9068

Re: Thomas Fire

I think the two parts fo the question are "can we relocate where we build houses to avoid creating fire issues" and "can we redesign how we build and plan our houses and developments with fire in mind". I know in hurricane-sensitive areas it's a matter of both; you want to build...
by Thesh
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6065
Views: 844093

Re: Police misbehavior thread

no different to if you called the police because you wanted to eject someone from your private residence who had no right to be there. Actually, there is a huge difference between a private residence and a business that is open to the public. For example, a private residence has a right to deny ent...
by Thesh
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6065
Views: 844093

Re: Police misbehavior thread

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 is what usually happens when you report a crime to the police...
by Thesh
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:54 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 941
Views: 217546

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

freezeblade wrote:That line rhymes in my Dialect (coastal central California), and I pronounce ketchup very close to "catch-up"


I was raised in Southern California, and pronounce "catch" like "match," but "ketchup" rhymes with "fetch" for me.
by Thesh
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6065
Views: 844093

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Police make judgment calls all of the time. Arrests should be a last resort if the dispute cannot be resolved. In the end, this is a business open to the public, and if they are there in good faith the police should be able to say "What if they are actually waiting for their friend and not lyin...
by Thesh
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6065
Views: 844093

Re: Police misbehavior thread

They could talk with them and try and understand the situation before arresting them.
by Thesh
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3708
Views: 459370

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Kentucky Governor on teacher walk out: I guarantee you somewhere in Kentucky today a child was sexually assaulted that was left at home because there was nobody there to watch them. http://www.wkyt.com/content/news/Gov-Bevin-guarantees-child-was-sexually-assaulted-because-of-Friday-school-closures-4...
by Thesh
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:34 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Consequences of climate change
Replies: 30
Views: 6817

Re: Consequences of climate change

It's not just the fact that people will be displaced, it's that it's going to create an imbalance in the ecosystem that will take centuries to correct. In the ocean, especially, climate change is already causing extinctions, and once parts of the food supply start to go extinct it can cause more and...
by Thesh
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3708
Views: 459370

Re: The Darker Side of the News

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43673331

Black 16 year old sentenced to 65 years in prison for his accomplice being shot and killed by police.
by Thesh
Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3708
Views: 459370

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Personally, I don't think parolees, prisoners, or felons should be denied the right to vote in the first place.
by Thesh
Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4795
Views: 368180

Re: Trump presidency

It's more about practicality; ideally, our laws would match our morals, but morality requires reason and judgement beyond what we are capable of expressing in words. Leaving it to the discretion of the courts would lead to unequal application of the law - i.e. lynching of minorities who are accused ...
by Thesh
Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4795
Views: 368180

Re: Trump presidency

I don't know the details, but the fact that there is not a cop in your immediate vicinity justifies self-defense, not vigilante justice (which deadly force in self-defense is only allowed in response to immediate threats of deadly force). If, for example, the mafia is harassing your community and th...
by Thesh
Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4795
Views: 368180

Re: Trump presidency

Vigilante justice should be illegal, but if the government is unwilling to go after someone who is terrorizing a community then there is nothing morally wrong with that community fighting back. It seems like what you'd most prefer then is for vigilante justice to not be illegal in such circumstance...
by Thesh
Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:37 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4795
Views: 368180

Re: Trump presidency

Vigilante justice should be illegal, but if the government is unwilling to go after someone who is terrorizing a community then there is nothing morally wrong with that community fighting back. Plus, morality is gray but law is well-defined; there are going to be conflicts, and there will always be ...
by Thesh
Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:28 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4795
Views: 368180

Re: Trump presidency

It's not seeking to get arrested, it's accepting the possibility. If they cover their face and plan their get away, then they are hoping to not get caught. If they are willing to accept jail time in order to stop someone from spreading hate, then more power to them.
by Thesh
Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:49 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4795
Views: 368180

Re: Trump presidency

Ditto punching people in the face, censoring their speech, etc. Actions should be dictated by general principles regardless of who the people in question are. Organizing politically for the sake of harming or suppressing the rights of others, whether it is an immediate threat or a long term objecti...
by Thesh
Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4795
Views: 368180

Re: Trump presidency

Your unwavering support for Trump is a pretty good hint that you have little concern for the rights of minorities. My support for Trump is strong, but it's far from unwavering. For example, I don't believe his plan to impose steel and aluminum tariffs is a good one by any stretch, and I think it wi...
by Thesh
Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4795
Views: 368180

Re: Trump presidency

Your unwavering support for Trump is a pretty good hint that you have little concern for the rights of minorities.
by Thesh
Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4795
Views: 368180

Re: Trump presidency

He's still a white nationalist, which is just one step removed.
by Thesh
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4795
Views: 368180

Re: Trump presidency

So let's say Nazis are allowed to have a platform, and they recruit and grow as a movement, and eventually get control of government. What happens to the freedom of the rest of us? It's an issue of whether the objective of that speech is ultimately to cause harm. There are limits to free speech; as ...
by Thesh
Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4795
Views: 368180

Re: Trump presidency

For context, that was in response to:

Thesh wrote:Yeah, if you just ignore that the white supremacists are actually killing people, then they are on equal footing.
by Thesh
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4795
Views: 368180

Re: Trump presidency

Yeah, if you just ignore that the white supremacists are actually killing people, then they are on equal footing.
by Thesh
Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:31 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Census Dickery
Replies: 59
Views: 4216

Re: Census Dickery

No taxation without representation, I say.
by Thesh
Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:15 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Census Dickery
Replies: 59
Views: 4216

Re: Census Dickery

It's going to discourage legal immigrants from returning it, not just illegal immigrants, as it's pretty obvious that the administration sees immigrants and minorities as the enemy, and will use anything in their power to suppress their rights or eject them from the country. Since the census lasts t...
by Thesh
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1745
Views: 258479

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

55 is barely warmed, 85 is too hot to drink. My home brewed coffee is about 80 directly out of the pot (pour over coffee maker, boiling point around 94 at this altitude), and quickly drops to 75 C in the glass which is still a bit on the hot side.
by Thesh
Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1745
Views: 258479

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

https://arstechnica.com/cars/2018/03/leaked-data-suggests-uber-self-driving-car-program-years-behind-waymo/ So... Uber is fucking terrible, and is putting a "self-driving" car on the streets that requires an intervention every 13 miles (compared to 1,250 for GM, and 5,000 for Waymo). Despi...
by Thesh
Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3708
Views: 459370

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Why would buzzfeed make their own instead of just republishing what you put out? I don't get what your issue is. You got paid to publish, and so it's published.
by Thesh
Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3708
Views: 459370

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Allow them to trademark the titles, for the sake of brand and reputation, but I don't think there should be restriction on derived works (except for attribution) . What good does attribution do if there's no tangible value associated with it? It does have tangible value attached to it. You pay for ...
by Thesh
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3708
Views: 459370

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Thesh wrote:Allow them to trademark the titles, for the sake of brand and reputation, but I don't think there should be restriction on derived works (except for attribution).
by Thesh
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3708
Views: 459370

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Sure, why not? If it's an exact copy, who is going to pay for it, anyway?
by Thesh
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3708
Views: 459370

Re: The Darker Side of the News

You can protect the character name in the title, but allow the use of the character itself.
by Thesh
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3708
Views: 459370

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Allow them to trademark the titles, for the sake of brand and reputation, but I don't think there should be restriction on derived works (except for attribution).

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