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by speising
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:42 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 16680

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

Spoiler:
i'm pretty sure it is not like a mass moving at relativistic speeds, SW physics don't work that way. still, they could have done the same with every other ship instead of letting them be shot down, and more than that: why do they not have FTL torpedoes?
by speising
Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:58 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 16680

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

EdgarJPublius: that's quite a convoluted interpretation. they wouldn't already have been the KoR at that time, so saying that the KoR killed the adepts when their killers only turned into them later would be strange. also, we haven't seen a single force user except our protagonists yet. ...
by speising
Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:55 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 16680

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

Snoke's honor guard can't be the Knights of Ren? Also, It was stated multiple times, I think across both movies but definitely in TLJ, that when Kylo left Luke's new Jedi Academy he took some number of the other students with him, and those students became the Knights of Ren. i'd like t...
by speising
Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:04 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 16680

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

I thought the red dudes were the other students who left with Kylo Ren after he murdered the ones who didn't join him? That was my impression also. If the red dudes aren't the 'Knights of Ren' then where are the Knights and what have they been up to this whole time? I don't know...
by speising
Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:01 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 16680

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

↶ The thing that bugs me the most is Rey and Kylo struggling against the imperial guard dudes, and not using the force at all. Like, both of them are powerfully enough (even if Rey isn't trained) to pick the guards up and drop them down the inevitable endless hole that is present in eve...
by speising
Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:28 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 16680

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

that's not the force, that's plot armour. those two are completely useless side characters so far, they have no effect whatsoever on the balance. they are just required to stretch the movie to 2,5 hours.
by speising
Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:18 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 16680

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

"Luke Skywalker has vanished. In his absence, the sinister FIRST ORDER has risen from the ashes of the Empire and will not rest until Skywalker, the last Jedi, has been destroyed. With the support of the REPUBLIC, General Leia Organa leads a brave RESISTANCE. She is desperate to find her broth...
by speising
Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6447
Views: 499399

Re: Trump presidency

Hasn't Trump constantly maintained that the Russia investigation was basically a witch-hunt? Firing someone to shut down a witch-hunt is a perfectly legitimate action. I...I am sitting here trying to comprehend the theory of law enforcement where an authority figure can act to shut down an investig...
by speising
Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:07 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 16680

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

one of my gripes with TLJ is that Finn is about as useful there as Indy was in the Lost Ark.
by speising
Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1934: "Phone Security"
Replies: 22
Views: 3953

Re: 1934: "Phone Security"

does anyone think randalls phone was stolen recently?
by speising
Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:19 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Artificial Stupidity
Replies: 52
Views: 6256

Re: Artificial Stupidity

no, it wouldn't be trivial. an AI will have a vast amount of data/code (which are not that readily distinguishable for a self learning system). no one, not even the AI itself, will *understand* that code, and changing it will be no easier than genetic modification. i mean, yes, you don't need to fid...
by speising
Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1929: "Argument Timing"
Replies: 14
Views: 2358

Re: 1929: "Argument Timing"

YellowYeti wrote:
Reka wrote:Do people really do stuff in bed after waking up but before getting up? Other than slamming the snooze button on the alarm, that is?


Yes, yes.. doing stuff in that time and space is definitely a thing :wink:

for example whether to finally get one sorry ass out of bed or sleep a little longer?
by speising
Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1071: "Exoplanets"
Replies: 176
Views: 44636

Re: 1071: "Exoplanets"

yeah, it's a stupid convention.
just about every sf book since ever has numbered planets with roman numerals from I (Sol III), why didn't astromomers adopt that sensible notation?
by speising
Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:16 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9862
Views: 1763293

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

hotaru wrote:
Qaanol wrote:
Xeio wrote:Todays Google doodle is nice.

Spoiler:
number 6, 5 instructions instead of 6: { forward, right, forward, forward } loop 11 times

there's a solution in 4. (hint: you're doing something 3 times)
by speising
Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1923: "Felsius"
Replies: 78
Views: 8163

Re: 1923: "Felsius"

what does make sense is that i know i have to take care of slippery ice on the pavements when i hear we have a temp below zero. i also like that water boils at a nice round 100 (more or less. anyway, what's 212 for a crooked number?)
by speising
Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:43 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Quantum Question
Replies: 110
Views: 14024

Re: Quantum Question

the word "observed" was an unfortunate choice in QM. better to use "interact", which doesn't seem to imply a consciousness.
by speising
Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic
Replies: 538
Views: 43357

Re: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic

at least there are countries where the jurisdiction isn't elected and doesn't need to please their electorate.
by speising
Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:10 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Artificial Stupidity
Replies: 52
Views: 6256

Re: Artificial Stupidity

it's stupid if you do something that goes against your goals, or fulfills a lesser goal to the detriment of a more important one. So, to judge stupidity you first have to know the goals of the entity in question. An AI certainly would have different goals than a human, but in principle they could be...
by speising
Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6447
Views: 499399

Re: Trump presidency

Regarding this affair, Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed that fake news are ok, as long as they advance your agenda. "Whether it's a real video, the threat is real," Sanders told reporters Wednesday, according to a CBS News reporter. "His goal is to promote strong border security and s...
by speising
Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:46 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Let's talk about Net Nutrality in 2017
Replies: 120
Views: 16769

Re: Let's talk about Net Nutrality in 2017

that's not how it's supposed to work. they'd charge *pornhub* to deliver their content unimpeded, while a small startup porn site that can't afford those charges gets slowed to a crawl so it can't compete wih the big ones.
by speising
Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: How do you define..."you"?: Question about Infinite Universe
Replies: 22
Views: 3660

Re: How do you define..."you"?: Question about Infinite Universe

i already live in a world with differend kinds of Me. my neighbours are different kind of me. after all they are similar (humans, same street, ...) to me, though not equal. what's the difference to the other You's you are talking about? that they'd have the same name as you? i'm sure there are some ...
by speising
Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1919: Interstellar Asteroid
Replies: 36
Views: 4169

Re: 1919: Interstellar Asteroid

Soupspoon wrote:cetations

[cetation needed]
by speising
Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14779
Views: 2285180

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

When I saw this headline, I had to double check to see that I was browsing a real news site. 'I Don't Believe In Science,' Says Flat-Earther Set To Launch Himself In Own Rocket the man's no Flat-Earther, he just panders to Flat-Earthers for the money. anyway, 500m is obviously a laughable height fo...
by speising
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14779
Views: 2285180

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

There's lots of good ones here Ah, it had been a while since I tripped the company internet filter... that site has a curious definition of "dumb". eg. It is considered an offense to mow your lawn on a Sunday, because it causes too much noise. seems quite sensible to me. or You must pay a...
by speising
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:07 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0005: "Robot Apocalypse"
Replies: 65
Views: 42527

Re: What-if 0005: "Robot Apocalypse"

I think this article needs an update:
https://youtu.be/fRj34o4hN4I
by speising
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1914: "Twitter Verification"
Replies: 61
Views: 8981

Re: 1914: "Twitter Verification"

i guess the ban simply reacts to trigger words like fucking and dummy? notice how madbringer avoided any objectionable words...
by speising
Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:04 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Speed of gravity.
Replies: 36
Views: 6341

Re: Speed of gravity.

Gravity waves need *energy*. That can't, obviously, come from a constantly moving object.
by speising
Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1915: "Nightmare Email Feature"
Replies: 20
Views: 3639

Re: 1915: "Nightmare Email Feature"

Of course, IM's already have that feature, see https://xkcd.com/1886/
by speising
Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6447
Views: 499399

Re: Trump presidency

I have an idea. The Trump Presidency and politics in general have become very polarizing right? Well what did they always do in Star Trek? REVERSE THE POLARITY! We just need to do the following #include <stdio.h> //This function reverses the polarity by effectively making all Democrats into Republi...
by speising
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:24 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Speed of gravity.
Replies: 36
Views: 6341

Re: Speed of gravity.

you know you're too close when you have to worry about the neutrino flux.
by speising
Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1914: "Twitter Verification"
Replies: 61
Views: 8981

Re: 1914: "Twitter Verification"

Twitter created a verification badge (Instagram and Facebook have similar) to let you know that you are looking at the real account of a famous person and not a parody account. It makes it easier to tell which tweets are from, say, Donald Trump and not someone pretending to be him and posting outra...
by speising
Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:36 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Speed of gravity.
Replies: 36
Views: 6341

Re: Speed of gravity.

the effect of a fast moving large mass would be interesting. say, a relativistic BH.
how would observers experience its gravity as it nears, passes and recedes?
by speising
Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:22 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Speed of gravity.
Replies: 36
Views: 6341

Re: Speed of gravity.

wikipedia wrote:The energy released by the binary as it spiralled together and merged was immense, with the energy of 3.0+0.5
−0.5 c2 solar masses (5.3+0.9
−0.8×1047 joules or 5300+900
−800 foes) in total radiated as gravitational waves
by speising
Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:32 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Speed of gravity.
Replies: 36
Views: 6341

Re: Speed of gravity.

well they get radiated away as gravity waves. not really vanish but distributed.
by speising
Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:22 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Speed of gravity.
Replies: 36
Views: 6341

Re: Speed of gravity.

masses rarely pop into existence suddenly. but sometimes they vanish. see gravity wave detections.
by speising
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1914: "Twitter Verification"
Replies: 61
Views: 8981

Re: 1914: "Twitter Verification"

why is anyone anranged about it when twitter confirms that an acount really belongs to a person, even if it is a nazi? it's not a "most valuable member" badge or anything. The implication is they know that is the genuine person and letting them remain to use the platform to spread their m...
by speising
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1914: "Twitter Verification"
Replies: 61
Views: 8981

Re: 1914: "Twitter Verification"

why is anyone anranged about it when twitter confirms that an acount really belongs to a person, even if it is a nazi?
it's not a "most valuable member" badge or anything.
by speising
Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1913: "A �"
Replies: 65
Views: 7435

Re: 1913: "A �"

flicky1991 wrote:
petz wrote:I just entered � into Google search and autocomplete suggested "thewheelsonthebus". WTF‽
Same.
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Clipboard01.jpg
by speising
Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1816
Views: 294902

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

Regeneration of the entire human epidermis using transgenic stem cells

A 7 year old butterfly child was healed with genetically modified skin.
by speising
Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1910: Sky Spotters
Replies: 21
Views: 3351

Re: 1910: Sky Spotters

Soupspoon wrote:paragliders
Soupspoon wrote:fan-engines
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