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by doogly
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:30 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Covers That Are Better Than The Originals
Replies: 294
Views: 119647

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: 2116854

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: 4647

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: 119647

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: 620
Views: 81644

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: 6037

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: 620
Views: 81644

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: 620
Views: 81644

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: 298342

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: 8991

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: 8991

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: 8991

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: 8991

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: 8991

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: 8991

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: 8991

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: 4852

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: 8991

Re: PI - Invention or Discovery

The revelatory tradition is much more Abrahmic orthodox. Gnosticism, Buddhism, Daoism, you get much more discovery here.
by doogly
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:17 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Best Lime Squeezer?
Replies: 15
Views: 1770

Re: Best Lime Squeezer?

Oh no doubt. I was not casting aspersions.
by doogly
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:35 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Best Lime Squeezer?
Replies: 15
Views: 1770

Re: Best Lime Squeezer?

That is about as helpful as suggesting that Sardia use my hand.
by doogly
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:30 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1041
Views: 185398

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Yeah mayo is unacceptable. So much vinegar. The most vinegar.

I will also accept a ham in there. This is a Tante Rosie maneuver.
by doogly
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:25 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: PI - Invention or Discovery
Replies: 88
Views: 8991

Re: PI - Invention or Discovery

Right, I just think we'd come across as evil.
by doogly
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:00 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Best Lime Squeezer?
Replies: 15
Views: 1770

Re: Best Lime Squeezer?

How much lime goodness am I missing by just using my hand?
by doogly
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:42 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: PI - Invention or Discovery
Replies: 88
Views: 8991

Re: PI - Invention or Discovery

I don't think we'd be the omniscient / omnipotent deity. Maybe just like the gnostic demiurge. Yaldaboath, Saklas, Samael.
by doogly
Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:14 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: PI - Invention or Discovery
Replies: 88
Views: 8991

Re: PI - Invention or Discovery

jewish_scientist wrote:I get around the problem pointed out in the videos by saying that we do causally interact with non-physical objects.

ok but that is nuts and solves nothing
by doogly
Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:23 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1041
Views: 185398

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Oh man if you find yourself in New York and are in a sufficiently choice and excellent place, you may be able to find Manhattan Special

Drink that one
by doogly
Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:34 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: PI - Invention or Discovery
Replies: 88
Views: 8991

Re: PI - Invention or Discovery

OK but what if when you scratch, you sneak a corner of finger nail up into the nostril. You know, to investigate. Then maybe you discover something! Always be on the lookout to broaden the vistas of the known.
by doogly
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:50 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: PI - Invention or Discovery
Replies: 88
Views: 8991

Re: PI - Invention or Discovery

I think that's a perfectly reasonable position but not for the above given definition.
by doogly
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:12 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: PI - Invention or Discovery
Replies: 88
Views: 8991

Re: PI - Invention or Discovery

That is why it is just a question of definitions. One might be sympathetic to the above position, but if you are using "A discovery is a truth that is independent of human existence" pi is not a discovery, because of the dependency going back to human modeling activity. All abstract object...
by doogly
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:36 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: PI - Invention or Discovery
Replies: 88
Views: 8991

Re: PI - Invention or Discovery

oh snap

excellent
by doogly
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: PI - Invention or Discovery
Replies: 88
Views: 8991

Re: PI - Invention or Discovery

I lean heavily towards invention. Ask a frisbee what pi is. That friggin guy even *is* a circle, pretty much, and it can't tell you what pi is. So something is up.
by doogly
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:16 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1041
Views: 185398

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Bitter is totally good. There is more and less bitter coffee - you can bright and acidic, or earthy and bitter, and I like it earthier. I like bitter beers (but with body to them, not like a west coast IPA.) Chinese bitter melons, which they have at the store and I should try making in my house, com...
by doogly
Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:21 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Yet another FTL question...
Replies: 35
Views: 5293

Re: Yet another FTL question...

Very precisely, it means [A(x_1),B(x_2)] = 0 if x_1 and x_2 are space-like separated. A and B are any observable operator. [ , ] is the commutator. Quantum mechanics obeys this condition, which is why the "spooky" action at a distance should not actually be considered spooky.
by doogly
Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:11 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: PI - Invention or Discovery
Replies: 88
Views: 8991

Re: PI - Invention or Discovery

Could you write out the definitions for "invent" and "discovery" you and your friend agreed on for this discussion?
by doogly
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:31 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 620
Views: 81644

Re: Science-based what-if questions

Oh you're gonna wanna start by cloning yourself, so that you have working swap space, and then once you're good to go, you should use lasers.
by doogly
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:39 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1041
Views: 185398

Re: Controversial opinions about food

sardia wrote: Maybe don't drink booze?

There's controversy, and then there's rank nonsense.
by doogly
Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:23 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 167
Views: 20533

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

Oh yeah it totally works really well.
by doogly
Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:52 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 15650

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

Diadem wrote:Wait, wait. Where in any of the previous movies have force users ever been able to fling other force users around with the force?

Willow, the greatest Lucas movie.
by doogly
Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:50 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Yet another FTL question...
Replies: 35
Views: 5293

Re: Yet another FTL question...

Changing relative momentum doesn't require magic to do, just teleporting instantly. That breaks causality.

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