## Search found 1161 matches

Sun Apr 11, 2010 9:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Plans to arrest Pope underway.
Replies: 90
Views: 8628

### Re: Richard Dawkins to arrest Pope.

Not all official actions by the Pope fall under infallibility, though. The word simply doesn't mean what you think it means. I think it means that, as a moral guide, the Pope is considered unable to err by the Roman Catholic Church. I think that is in direct contradiction with the moral standards o...
Sat Apr 10, 2010 11:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Electrowetting Color Display PowerSipping, Daylight Readable
Replies: 3
Views: 760

### Re: Electrowetting Color Display PowerSipping, Daylight Read

Why don't they do what the GameBoy did and put a reflective backing behind the LCD, so you can turn your brightness DOWN in bright sunlight?
Thu Apr 01, 2010 5:28 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: [Biology] Human protein absorbtion
Replies: 4
Views: 785

### Re: [Biology] Human protein absorbtion

My question is this: If proteins are consumed orally, do they only have a positive effect in the stomach (helping digest foodstuffs etc) or can they actually have an effect on other areas of the body? Would it make any difference if taken on an empty stomach? Yes, it's called not starving to death....
Thu Apr 01, 2010 5:17 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: This Can't Be Right
Replies: 8
Views: 1361

### Re: This Can't Be Right

What is 1.000... anyway? It's decimal representation suggests that it is 1 + \frac{0}{10^1} + \frac{0}{10^2} + \frac{0}{10^3} + \frac{0}{10^4} ... , and since \frac{0}{10^n} = 0 for all n, each term would be 0, so you're just adding 0 to 1 infinitely many times, which still leaves you with 1 in the ...
Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:47 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: public misconceptions
Replies: 1073
Views: 136223

### Re: public misconceptions

Misconception: biologists think all mathematicians think all biologists are the same. Often held by mathematicians.
Tue Mar 30, 2010 2:56 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Jetpacks soon to be a semi-affordable reality
Replies: 118
Views: 6776

### Re: Jetpacks soon to be a semi-affordable reality

Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:09 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Light of Aidan - Lament
Replies: 14
Views: 11839

### Re: Light of Aidan - Lament

Ianto47 wrote:Am I going nuts or are there some weird alterations being made to these posts?

Sun Mar 21, 2010 4:39 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Of Hypercubes and Tesseracts
Replies: 29
Views: 3341

### Re: Of Hypercubes and Tesseracts

I find it somewhat amusing that that's a 1-dimensional encoding of a 2-dimensional rendering of a 3-dimensional projection of a 4-dimensional object. This got me thinking, is it even possible for the human mind to "imagine" the image of a tesseract or other 4-dimensional object? That is, ...
Sat Mar 20, 2010 6:20 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Expressions That Equal xkcd
Replies: 2
Views: 1231

### Re: Expressions That Equal xkcd

A(g64,g64)
Wed Mar 17, 2010 5:04 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: A question about the Big Bang...
Replies: 73
Views: 4149

### Re: A question about the Big Bang...

doogly wrote: but according to general relativity all inertial co-ordinate systems are equally valid, including rotating ones.

Fixed. Rotation is a non-inertial reference frame.
Wed Mar 17, 2010 4:50 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: The "b" trick
Replies: 6
Views: 1128

### Re: The "b" trick

b refers to the x coefficient (ax2 + bx + c).
Tue Mar 16, 2010 8:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Internet in the running for Nobel Peace Prize.
Replies: 32
Views: 3794

### Re: Internet in the running for Nobel Peace Prize.

Diadem wrote:Wouldn't it make more sense to award the prize to pivotal figures in the development of the internet then? Like Tim Berners-Lee?

Or award it to wikipedia.

The Internet ≠ the Web. The prize should go to Vint Cerf and Bob Kahn.
Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: What is the best constructed language?
Replies: 75
Views: 18328

### Re: What is the best constructed language?

As far as I know, Korean is not a constructed language, so it falls outside the scope of the question. However, knowing the Koreans, I wouldn't be entirely surprised if it were. The language itself isn't, but the writing system is. Although, I don't know to what sense you can call a writing system ...
Sat Mar 13, 2010 9:19 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: question about a mirror to see into the past
Replies: 45
Views: 4178

### Re: question

Charlie! wrote:The problem is that the mirror can't get put out there faster than the speed of light, so you'll never see to before the start of the mirror project.

Sat Mar 13, 2010 6:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Jetpacks soon to be a semi-affordable reality
Replies: 118
Views: 6776

### Re: Jetpacks soon to be a semi-affordable reality

This is propellor powered, and therefore is not a jetpack.
Fri Mar 12, 2010 4:09 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Of Hypercubes and Tesseracts
Replies: 29
Views: 3341

### Re: Of Hypercubes and Tesseracts

I find it somewhat amusing that that's a 1-dimensional encoding of a 2-dimensional rendering of a 3-dimensional projection of a 4-dimensional object.
Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:35 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Pointlessly adding 's' to the ends of words
Replies: 44
Views: 6042

### Re: Pointlessly adding 's' to the ends of words

Spoiler:
Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:29 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Gray Grey
Replies: 19
Views: 3333

### Re: Gray Grey

I tend to think of grey as being lighter than gray luminance-wise.
Sat Mar 06, 2010 7:44 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Chemical Kinetics on a TI-83
Replies: 3
Views: 885

### Re: Chemical Kinetics on a TI-83

Kulshrax wrote:As far as I am aware, there is no direct way to access the coefficient of determination (R2) from LinReg.

VARS > 5: Statistics... > EQ > 8: r2

This, of course, only works if you have a value in r2.
Sat Mar 06, 2010 6:47 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Problem with the colour naming survey
Replies: 21
Views: 3177

### Re: Problem with the colour naming survey

The Y-chromosome question is most likely because tetrachromacy is more likely to occur in women people with two X-chromosomes.
Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Obama's Approval Most Polarized for First-Year President
Replies: 22
Views: 2231

### Re: Obama's Approval Most Polarized for First-Year President

You're assuming that -all- opposition to Mr. Obamba is due to one cause or another. Different people have different reasons for their opposition. Shock of shock there are racists out there, go figure. But there are -also- people with ideological differences as well. Yes, it's not all black and whit...
Tue Mar 02, 2010 2:04 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Math based composition coolness
Replies: 43
Views: 4052

### Re: Math based composition coolness

I'm curious as to what the music did after the sample, however. It's been my experience that programs that randomly put together music more often than not loop a bit much, and I'd like to see if this one did that as well. What do you mean by "after the sample"? This program outputs scores...
Sun Feb 28, 2010 5:58 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Turing Completeness in weird places
Replies: 32
Views: 17602

### Re: Turing Completeness in weird places

Someone's implemented Conway's Game of Life in LBP, which is Turing complete.
Tue Feb 23, 2010 10:39 pm UTC
Topic: Unarmed combat - indicator of skill, or primal brutality?
Replies: 64
Views: 7376

### Re: Unarmed combat - indicator of skill, or primal brutality?

You never explicitly stated that you condone other sports, but I had assumed so because it's a thread about combat sports, rather than sports in general. Opinions about how sports are a waste of resources are valid and relevant, but not as informative. Out of curiosity, do you find other forms of e...
Wed Feb 17, 2010 6:16 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Pick a number between 1 and 100
Replies: 74
Views: 6400

### Re: Pick a number between 1 and 100

I'm going to go the simplest route and choose 50.
Wed Feb 17, 2010 6:14 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: I'm interested in a Math Girl
Replies: 33
Views: 4748

### Re: I'm interested in a Math Girl

Essah wrote:Edit:
is this the right way?

9x - 7i > 3(3x-7u)
9x - 7i > 9x-21u
-7i > -21u
??
??
i<3u

Divide both sides by -7, which makes the inequality point the other way.
Sun Feb 07, 2010 6:06 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: iiNet wins internet copyright lawsuit. Commonsense prevails.
Replies: 26
Views: 3237

### Re: iiNet wins internet copyright lawsuit. Commonsense prevails.

It's like trying to fight off a swarm of fire ants with a gun.
Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:03 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Prime Number Finder in VB.net
Replies: 5
Views: 1724

### Re: Check for whole number in VB.net

You're not decrementing DivideBy in the inner loop, so it's just looping infinitely.
Tue Jan 19, 2010 8:24 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: LHC proton effect if it hit a human.
Replies: 23
Views: 3345

### Re: LHC electrons affect if it hit a human.

It's a very narrow beam (before they run it into the graphite blocks, they widen it to the width of a human hair, so the damage is going to be highly localized, but whatever gets directly in the path of the beam is pretty much screwed, and there will probably be damage from the heat around the path...
Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Google to Reconsider Chinese "Approach"
Replies: 132
Views: 12271

### Re: Google to Reconsider Chinese "Approach"

Diadem wrote:So when China deals with the Chinese government and censors some of its search results, they get criticized. And then when they get out, they again get criticized. There is just no satisfying some people.

Who says it's the same people?
Sat Jan 09, 2010 3:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Lukeywes, king of /b/, and porn on youtube...again.
Replies: 49
Views: 7761

### Re: Lukeywes, king of /b/, and porn on youtube...again.

Mighty Jalapeno wrote:What's a Boxxy?

Cute girl named Boxxy makes a video for one of her friends on Gaia Online. /b/ falls in love.

. . . YouTube folk heroes like the Star Wars kid and the Numa Numa guy, . . .

I...just...no.
Fri Jan 01, 2010 6:56 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Ghosts, Demons, and the Supernatural
Replies: 37
Views: 3803

### Re: Ghosts, Demons, and the Supernatural

Nah. They just wait for anything vaguely looking supernatural and pounce on it. Shadow in a room caught on camera? IT MUST BE A GHOST! Object falling from an old building? IT MUST BE A GHOST BECAUSE BUILDINGS DON'T BREAK DOWN! No multiple trials, no control groups, just a single, one-time trip thro...
Mon Dec 28, 2009 7:55 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13394
Views: 1413483

### Re: Today I Learned

Today I learned where the lol wordfilter (­¡This cheese is burning me!) comes from: the Dr. Tran Roybertitos commercial, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JW133F0AK4 , at 2:48.
Fri Dec 25, 2009 4:32 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Steam train better than electric trains
Replies: 13
Views: 1500

### Re: Steam train better than electric trains

Fri Dec 25, 2009 4:14 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Any phobia geeks out there?
Replies: 3
Views: 838

### Re: Any phobia geeks out there?

Perhaps Stomapsekasmophobia? (mouth + spray + phobia)

And wouldn't this fit better in Linguisitcs?
Sun Dec 20, 2009 9:01 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Infinite number of asymptotes
Replies: 35
Views: 3665

### Re: Infinite number of asymptotes

If something looks like it's probably homework, please don't just answer it outright. That's not what we're here for. - gmalivuk
Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:27 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: So Brainfuck Looks Pretty Interesting...
Replies: 13
Views: 4572

### Re: So Brainfuck Looks Pretty Interesting...

Squid Tamer wrote:

Code: Select all

++++++++++[>++++++++++<-]>.

This is a bit of code that writes 100 to cell 1. I don't see how it could be done without < and >.

Easy:

Code: Select all

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Sun Dec 13, 2009 4:49 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: How are accents formed?
Replies: 24
Views: 4119

### Re: How are accents formed?

You gonna jump on Cryopyre too, gmalivuk? Cryopyre assumed I was male. It's as clear that you're male as it is that Rammi's female. This wasn't a chauvinist assumption, but a simple matter of reading comprehension. Which you lack, or you'd have been able to avoid this whole thing in the first place...
Wed Dec 09, 2009 1:01 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Gasoline's formula
Replies: 26
Views: 2665

### Re: Gasoline's formula

It consists mostly of aliphatic hydrocarbons obtained by the fractional distillation of petroleum, enhanced with iso-octane or the aromatic hydrocarbons toluene and benzene to increase its octane rating. Small quantities of various additives are common, for purposes such as tuning engine performanc...
Fri Dec 04, 2009 7:09 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Inflammable means flammable?
Replies: 72
Views: 15652

### Re: Inflammable means flammable?

I do know of another word, though. Technically speaking, the word "quadriplegic" is incorrect, since it mixes Greek and Latin roots. The new word is "tetraplegic." But, you don't see me going around correcting people who call themselves "quads," do you? If I did, I'd b...