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by Xenomortis
Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:34 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Why are electrons negative?
Replies: 14
Views: 3470

Re: Why are electrons negative?

I interpreted his post incorrectly! I thought he was questioning my post instead of adding to it. or white (three particles, one each of red, blue, and green charge). Or anti-quarks with colours anti-red, anti-blue and anti-green (which could be associated with colours cyan, yellow and purple, conve...
by Xenomortis
Fri Oct 12, 2012 5:34 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Why are electrons negative?
Replies: 14
Views: 3470

Re: Why are electrons negative?

Positive and Negative captures the notion that the two are opposite in some way, that they can combine to form something with no net charge, and can help with the mathematics. As for why Franklin himself chose them, I don't know. I haven't read the linked letters yet. Whereas with color charge ther...
by Xenomortis
Fri Oct 12, 2012 3:02 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Why are electrons negative?
Replies: 14
Views: 3470

Re: Why are electrons negative?

Positive and Negative captures the notion that the two are opposite in some way, that they can combine to form something with no net charge, and can help with the mathematics.
As for why Franklin himself chose them, I don't know. I haven't read the linked letters yet.
by Xenomortis
Fri Oct 12, 2012 2:04 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Why do our robots suck?
Replies: 157
Views: 91921

Re: Why do our robots suck?

freakish777 wrote:The "processor's" ability to change (some subset of) it's own instruction set.


That can still be emulated by a static table, but more importantly how would you know?
by Xenomortis
Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:07 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Sign-ups (for PLAYERS)
Replies: 7415
Views: 722227

Re: Sign-ups (for PLAYERS)

I'm not actually sure what is meant by the power/voting thing (is your power used on the person you vote for), but I'll go with it anyway. Fun With Voting! Mod: Lataro Size: Medium (8-12) Complexity: Yes Bastardry: Possible, nothing that isn't part of the setup though, pry par for one of my games. T...
by Xenomortis
Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:05 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Induction with arithmetic mean
Replies: 5
Views: 1933

Re: Induction with arithmetic mean

Even if you could, I'm not sure why you'd do it.
The proof for the example you gave is basically trivial and too easy to fall on when trying induction.
by Xenomortis
Fri Oct 12, 2012 8:40 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Sign-ups (for PLAYERS)
Replies: 7415
Views: 722227

Re: Sign-ups (for PLAYERS)

Turbo Bastard in which Adacore Tries to Kill Everyone Mod: Adacore Size: Turbo, ~11 players Complexity: None, except for that caused by the bastardry Bastardry: Type C. The bastardry stems from the fact that I (the mod) will actively ignore one night action each night in order to try and engineer th...
by Xenomortis
Fri Oct 12, 2012 8:36 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Triboelectric effect question
Replies: 4
Views: 2565

Re: Triboelectric effect question

But static electricity can get into kilovolts, albeit at very small charge Erm... can it? From basic electrostatics, the potential (voltage) at a distance r from a point charge source is is proportional to the charge. Similarly, for an infinite sheet of charge, the potential at distance d is propor...
by Xenomortis
Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:48 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Why do our robots suck?
Replies: 157
Views: 91921

Re: Why do our robots suck?

Note, though, that Cantor diagonalization can't be used on finite things. Brains are finite, and small compared to the rest of the universe. If time, space, energy etc... are all quantised (as I thought was needed for your argument) then the number of different states that the universe could be in ...
by Xenomortis
Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Why do our robots suck?
Replies: 157
Views: 91921

Re: Why do our robots suck?

That's because they weren't large enough. You really can account for everything with a finite table; the number of arrangements of a finite amount of matter in the universe is finite (it's just really really large). More importantly, the amount and arrangement of, and arrangement of connections bet...
by Xenomortis
Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:47 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Why do our robots suck?
Replies: 157
Views: 91921

Re: Why do our robots suck?

And the "processing time" isn't what would constitute understanding (based on memories)? What does that system "understand" that the first system (static lookup tables) doesn't? The end-result for both is the same; the latter took longer and likely made errors to generate its lo...
by Xenomortis
Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:43 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: What would you do with an infinitely fast computer?
Replies: 818
Views: 216379

Re: What would you do with an infinitely fast computer?

There exist real numbers that cannot be computed. A computable number c is a number for which there exists a function f with codmain in the rationals (that can be computed by a Turing machine) such that: for any ε < 0, there exists n >0 such that | f(k) - c | < ε for some input k . Furthermore, the ...
by Xenomortis
Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:09 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Not Equals
Replies: 91
Views: 63017

Re: Not Equals

Grimgar wrote:<> is terrible, because it is read as "is less than or greater than", which is NOT equivalent to "is not equal to", unless you're working with a totally ordered set.


But the Axiom of Choice is obviously true.
by Xenomortis
Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:03 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Train Animals to pick fruit?
Replies: 32
Views: 4189

Re: Train Animals to pick fruit?

Of course it's possible!
Indeed, I'm expecting the first set of mouse logic gates any day now!
by Xenomortis
Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:58 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Homework Looks like partial integration, but isnt?
Replies: 4
Views: 1938

Re: Homework Looks like partial integration, but isnt?

You want the x to disappear because it's no longer the variable you're integrating with. You can't treat it as a constant either since it isn't; it's hiding an expression in terms of your new variable (u). Integrating by Parts (is that what you mean by Partial Integreation?) wouldn't help you at all...

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