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by doogly
Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:23 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Physics and Photography
Replies: 6
Views: 2884

Re: Physics and Photography

Is not s_2 very knowable by cameras?
by doogly
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:34 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 622
Views: 98365

Re: Science-based what-if questions

That is not a black hole. Black holes are real things, with real properties, and they are not like this. I am not trying to be some kill joy here. I think if you think about things like black holes, you will not lack for joy. They are pretty great. I promise. But maybe I am also kind of bitter and m...
by doogly
Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:59 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 622
Views: 98365

Re: Science-based what-if questions

What do you think "a giant quantum particle" means, and how do you think quantum field theory would represent this?
by doogly
Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:12 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 622
Views: 98365

Re: Science-based what-if questions

What, no, don't do "by the quantum field theory." QFT has nothing to do with this. You are postulating some non physical nonsense, there are no conclusions that QFT would have about it. It would just let you do your QFT in the rest of the world with some weird boundary conditions on a weir...
by doogly
Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Teachers? (advice needed)
Replies: 8
Views: 3578

Re: Teachers? (advice needed)

What you need for licensing depends deeply on which state (and country) you want to teach in, and whether you care public or private. Do you know?
by doogly
Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:23 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 622
Views: 98365

Re: Science-based what-if questions

Let's say I am made of cells. What holds my cells together? Electromagnetism. If my skin encounters something that has an edge which eliminates the functioning of electromagnetism, it will rip through me. And you are postulating an object which occupies space and obviates electromagnetism. So it is ...
by doogly
Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:59 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 622
Views: 98365

Re: Science-based what-if questions

It already is infinitely sharp. It can cleave through physical reality.
by doogly
Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:09 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: My take on Godel's incompleteness theorems
Replies: 42
Views: 8926

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: 8075

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: 4239

Re: Decitauths

babylon > france
by doogly
Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:23 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Speed of gravity.
Replies: 36
Views: 8433

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: 4200

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: 4239

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: 4239

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: 2354

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: 315467

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: 158
Views: 52821

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: 158
Views: 52821

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: 158
Views: 52821

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: 217460

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: 3480

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: 3480

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: 17590

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: 2412

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: 98365

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: 125693

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: 90049
Views: 8142904

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: 90049
Views: 8142904

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: 125693

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: 10916
Views: 2187193

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: 5820

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: 125693

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: 98365

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: 9379

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: 98365

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: 98365

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: 315467

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: 12753

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: 12753

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...

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