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by doogly
Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:09 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: My take on Godel's incompleteness theorems
Replies: 42
Views: 7426

Re: My take on Godel's incompleteness theorems

While true that Godel's theorems (all of them really, not even just incompleteness, his entire career!) are results about mathematical systems, this isn't exactly news to anyone. If you'd like to talk about empirical sciences, they are up one directory and down a row. These are both pretty neat fiel...
by doogly
Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:11 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: dubsola's Chilli
Replies: 20
Views: 7229

Re: dubsola's Chilli

Oh yeah so bumping with some updates, the shine has worn off of the cocoa powder and chicory. The paprika, it's important to use the smoked paprika. That guy is excellent. And use more cumin. Also I was certainly not neglecting garlic powder in 2016, but I did neglect to mention it explicitly. Some ...
by doogly
Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:57 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Decitauths
Replies: 16
Views: 3371

Re: Decitauths

babylon > france
by doogly
Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:23 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Speed of gravity.
Replies: 36
Views: 6967

Re: Speed of gravity.

Your first two statements about Newtonian gravity are incorrect.
by doogly
Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Why does XKCD not have ads?
Replies: 25
Views: 3881

Re: Why does XKCD not have ads?

Capitalism is the wooooooooorst
by doogly
Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:21 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Decitauths
Replies: 16
Views: 3371

Re: Decitauths

Pfhorrest wrote:
Flumble wrote:
Pfhorrest wrote:conveniently-factorable

Hmm, how is τ conveniently factored?

I meant that 360 is conventiently factorable.

That is why the Babylonians picked it. They made sense, not like those Frenchies with their metric system.
by doogly
Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:37 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Decitauths
Replies: 16
Views: 3371

Re: Decitauths

Tau is dumb.
by doogly
Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:37 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Prove that dim Spec A = dim Spec A/p + dim Spec A_p
Replies: 2
Views: 1725

Re: Prove that dim Spec A = dim Spec A/p + dim Spec A_p

This stinks like something with a two line proof using categories.
by doogly
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Actual Drnukenness!
Replies: 1358
Views: 306195

Re: Actual Drnukenness!

Whistlepig is even weirder, because their logo has a pig, instead of a groundhog, and a groundhog is a whistlepig.
by doogly
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:24 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Gunnerkrigg Court
Replies: 153
Views: 48673

Re: Gunnerkrigg Court

Spoiler:
Right, the question is whether "Neck in mouth" is part of the plan. I thought not so much, but I will give Coyote significant props if he planned this.
by doogly
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:02 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Gunnerkrigg Court
Replies: 153
Views: 48673

Re: Gunnerkrigg Court

Spoiler:
One of the comrades was lobbying hard for part of a plan, esp with Chekhov's Dead Goose. But I was very surprised.
by doogly
Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:34 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Gunnerkrigg Court
Replies: 153
Views: 48673

Re: Gunnerkrigg Court

oh my word
by doogly
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:02 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Final Fantasy Omnithread - All FF, all the time.
Replies: 1158
Views: 211103

Re: Final Fantasy Omnithread - All FF, all the time.

6 is at the bottom of your list? is this a joke?
by doogly
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:47 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium Help
Replies: 10
Views: 2791

Re: Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium Help

Strictly speaking, f(A) refers to the probabilities in the current generation and f(AA) refers to the probabilities in the next generation. This is because f(A) * f(A) is the chance two gametes carrying the allele A will be used to create an descendant. If every organism is AB, then f(AA) = 0.25 si...
by doogly
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:34 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium Help
Replies: 10
Views: 2791

Re: Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium Help

Not a biologist, but from a probability perspective, the f(AA) = f(A)^2 assumes that getting the A allele from each parent are entirely independent events, otherwise you'd need to worry about A|A and A|B being different. The independence of these sounds like it requires the equilibrium.
by doogly
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:37 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Ideal immigration policy
Replies: 112
Views: 14263

Re: Ideal immigration policy

Ideal policy: lift the golden lamp.
by doogly
Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:26 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Squat Physics
Replies: 3
Views: 2009

Re: Squat Physics

It may seem like the force should be the same because the weight is the same, but torque is very much the deciding factor with bar positioning.
by doogly
Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:37 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 622
Views: 90482

Re: Science-based what-if questions

The momentum of light is E/c. Force is dp/dt, or power/c. If you want your weight to be supported by the light, you need a power of weight*c. So under a terawatt, actually.

This is with only one coffee in me though, don't hold me to it.
by doogly
Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:37 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Covers That Are Better Than The Originals
Replies: 294
Views: 121342

Re: Covers That Are Better Than The Originals

by doogly
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90033
Views: 7940945

Re: Thoughts for ships

And black dragons in D&D breathes acids. Yeah but that is cone shape, not cloud shape. This matters. Gotta get out that graph paper. That's the good shit. How about a dragon that just breathes out an immense amount of C0 2 blanketing a large area. Extremely unpleasant and jarring drowning feeli...
by doogly
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90033
Views: 7940945

Re: Thoughts for ships

The gas breathing dragons are green, and all metallic dragons.
by doogly
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:30 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Covers That Are Better Than The Originals
Replies: 294
Views: 121342

Re: Covers That Are Better Than The Originals

Oh Dylan did a lot of good work, no shade at all. "Not as good as Hendrix" is a problem everyone has.

All out there embarrassing Clapton with Killing Floor, brother can't keep up. Best not to try.
by doogly
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:14 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10914
Views: 2152189

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

And to get a timeshare in Greece?
by doogly
Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Dealing with "smart" but lazy teenagers
Replies: 7
Views: 5135

Re: Dealing with "smart" but lazy teenagers

Not handing anything at all is worse than phoning in some lazy product, that's pathological. Is it just an extreme of laziness? Is there a fear? Fear is often the worm which gnaws at the root.
by doogly
Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:39 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Covers That Are Better Than The Originals
Replies: 294
Views: 121342

Re: Covers That Are Better Than The Originals

Arethra Franklin's Respect
The Damned's Jet Boy, Jet Girl
Devo's Satisfaction
Bo Diddley's Sixteen Tons
Hendrix's All Along the Watchtower

I gotta get back to this, there are actually a lot.
by doogly
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:07 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 622
Views: 90482

Re: Science-based what-if questions

It's a lot like the static schwarzschild solution, just a Lorentz shifted version. I mean if you want to model the electron somehow getting from rest to that speed, you'd have a lot of splainin to do, because this is a bunch of ridiculous nonsense. But if you just want an electron to be moving at th...
by doogly
Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:59 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Can Renesemee catch on?
Replies: 45
Views: 7515

Re: Can Renesemee catch on?

My mother had some friends who didn't want to impose a name on their kid, so just let them pick once they were three. Kiddo went with Eeyore. It seems completely reasonable, except that Eeyore was a dick.
by doogly
Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:36 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 622
Views: 90482

Re: Science-based what-if questions

You mean like, will it spontaneously decay into heavier leptons?
by doogly
Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:31 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 622
Views: 90482

Re: Science-based what-if questions

No it doesn't, that is a very reasonable situation, entirely within known science.

The electron would just be going very fast.
by doogly
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Actual Drnukenness!
Replies: 1358
Views: 306195

Re: Actual Drnukenness!

cephalopod9 wrote:what's the way to order a "jack and coke" if I don't actually care about the brand of either of those things?

Bourbon and cola? Jack isn't technically a bourbon but close enough.
Or, if you really want to flaunt the devil-may-care attitude, go for RC and SoCo.
by doogly
Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:04 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: PI - Invention or Discovery
Replies: 88
Views: 10573

Re: PI - Invention or Discovery

Doogly, is not the reason a Buddhist thinks Buddhism a discovery and you think it an invention just that the Buddhist thinks Buddhism is true and you don’t? Oh, sure. I see what you mean, yeah. So are superstitions tenets of religion? I think a superstition is more narrow and distinct. It is an if-...
by doogly
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:57 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: PI - Invention or Discovery
Replies: 88
Views: 10573

Re: PI - Invention or Discovery

A religion is much broader, and may include superstitions. Usually though a superstition lacks structure, and is actually highlighted by that very lack. Why is breaking a mirror seven years of bad luck? No reason it totally just is. There is no larger narrative this thing needs, this just sort of is...
by doogly
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:17 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: PI - Invention or Discovery
Replies: 88
Views: 10573

Re: PI - Invention or Discovery

Doogly it sounds like you're drawing a line between discovery or invention based on whether the thing is true or not. Are incorrect theories of science -- let's say something like Aristotelian mechanics -- discovered or invented? How incorrect does it have to be? Did Newton discover his law of grav...
by doogly
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:48 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: PI - Invention or Discovery
Replies: 88
Views: 10573

Re: PI - Invention or Discovery

No I mean that the historical Buddha discovers "Buddhism." Or invents it. To oversimplify, the (soon to be) Buddha discovers that certain philosophies lead him to a quieter, more peaceful life {or whatever}, and teaches this to others, thus founding the religion. The religion is invented;...
by doogly
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:48 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: PI - Invention or Discovery
Replies: 88
Views: 10573

Re: PI - Invention or Discovery

No I mean that the historical Buddha discovers "Buddhism." Not that an individual adherent would be said to discover it now.
by doogly
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:35 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: PI - Invention or Discovery
Replies: 88
Views: 10573

Re: PI - Invention or Discovery

Yeah Phorrest, that is heck of problematic. You could push the definition of religion onto a definition of faith, but now 1) you are ill situated to talk about the social phenomena of religion, which can often have very little to do with faith, and 2) you are now just stuck trying to articulate a de...
by doogly
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:33 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: PI - Invention or Discovery
Replies: 88
Views: 10573

Re: PI - Invention or Discovery

Yeah if you work with a definition of religion such that Buddhism doesn't count, you've chosen a weird definition. This was popular with a lot 19th century types who thought Buddhism was Too Cool to be like a regular religion. Or with Daoism, you'd have folks try to divide it up into Philosophical D...
by doogly
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:49 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: RPG without humans
Replies: 34
Views: 6008

Re: RPG without humans

Flatland barely even tries to veil that it's really about humans, just with some weird shapes as a front operation.
by doogly
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: PI - Invention or Discovery
Replies: 88
Views: 10573

Re: PI - Invention or Discovery

The revelatory tradition is much more Abrahmic orthodox. Gnosticism, Buddhism, Daoism, you get much more discovery here.

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