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by Sizik
Wed May 12, 2010 1:35 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Facepalm TV / Doing It Wrong
Replies: 553
Views: 56257

Re: Facepalm TV / Doing It Wrong

Also, why doesn't Stark get a heart transplant, so he won't have a heart full of shrapnel and therefore won't need a nuclear reactor in his chest?
by Sizik
Thu May 06, 2010 9:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: I Am Legend.
Replies: 13
Views: 2401

Re: I Am Legend.

SummerGlauFan wrote:
Sizik wrote:I'll get my mannequins ready.


Did you move Fred? :D


Nah. I usually just let him wander wherever he pleases.
by Sizik
Thu May 06, 2010 9:36 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: FTL-com without breaking *too* many laws of physics
Replies: 45
Views: 5866

Re: FTL-com without breaking *too* many laws of physics

As mentioned by Jmorgan3 in another thread Sound waves are isentropic: changes in pressure happen in a gradual, reversible manner. They travel at the speed of sound. Shock waves are not isentropic: changes in pressure happen suddenly and irreversibly. They travel faster than the speed of sound. Str...
by Sizik
Thu May 06, 2010 12:55 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: I Am Legend.
Replies: 13
Views: 2401

Re: I Am Legend.

I'll get my mannequins ready.
by Sizik
Wed May 05, 2010 6:55 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: FTL-com without breaking *too* many laws of physics
Replies: 45
Views: 5866

Re: FTL-com without breaking *too* many laws of physics

So let's say hypothetically there's this person, who isn't me, who has not yet taken college-level physics and has no gorram idea how FTL communication would break causality. What would you tell this hypothetical person who, and i can't emphasize this enough, isn't me? The key lies in understanding...
by Sizik
Wed May 05, 2010 1:55 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: "Scone" Pronunciation (Enhanced)
Replies: 50
Views: 9749

Re: "Scone" Pronunciation

I wonder if the same'll happen to karaoke?
by Sizik
Mon May 03, 2010 10:46 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: I think i broke calculus
Replies: 6
Views: 1043

Re: I think i broke calculus

So i had nothing to do at work and a whiteboard, so i decided to do some calculus. I'm not a great mathematician, and figure i can get better if i practice. I was dicking around with horizontal asymptotes, specifically the equation 10x/(x+1) which is asymptotic to y=10 and approaches it fairly quic...
by Sizik
Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:04 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Terraforming Venus
Replies: 34
Views: 7981

Re: Terraforming Venus

The principal difference between [Earth and Venus] is the lack of plate tectonics on Venus, likely due to the dry surface and mantle. This results in reduced heat loss from the planet, preventing it from cooling and providing a likely explanation for its lack of an internally generated magnetic fie...
by Sizik
Sun Apr 25, 2010 6:39 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Explaining Magnetic Nonsense
Replies: 14
Views: 1507

Re: Explaining Magnetic Nonsense

It could be that the ball speeds up as it gets near the magnet, so that it hits with a greater velocity than you gave it, causing the other ball to shoot off at that speed.
by Sizik
Thu Apr 22, 2010 9:15 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Where am I on the curve?
Replies: 33
Views: 3365

Re: Where am I on the curve?

Tac-Tics wrote:Then it gives a rigorous definitions for the idea of a limit (you only learn the intuitive definition in calculus).


The (ε, δ)-definition is intuitive? :)
by Sizik
Sun Apr 18, 2010 9:52 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Vector multiplication
Replies: 5
Views: 1186

Vector multiplication

Why isn't there a way to multiply two vectors such that:
[math]A*B = (a_1b_1, a_2b_2, ... ,a_nb_n)[/math]
by Sizik
Sun Apr 18, 2010 5:44 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Oregon kidnaps Canadian child
Replies: 21
Views: 3646

Re: Oregon kidnaps Canadian child

Diadem wrote:That could lead to very interesting charges against the people involved.


Would that include all of his foster parents?
by Sizik
Thu Apr 15, 2010 6:52 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: When they say jump, you say...?
Replies: 18
Views: 11980

Re: When they say jump, you say...?

I believe the proper phrase is "When I say jump, you say how high", which I think I've heard said by a drill sergeant in some movie.
by Sizik
Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:31 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Javascript Codes for xkcd.com/unixkcd
Replies: 9
Views: 9345

Re: Javascript Codes for xkcd.com/unixkcd

harris wrote:can you please explain why you use 2/AMD64/Server Rack.


It's a joke.
by Sizik
Wed Apr 14, 2010 4:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Huckabee likens Gay Marriage to Incest, Drug Use
Replies: 89
Views: 8231

Re: Huckabee likens Gay Marriage to Incest, Drug Use

Levi wrote:
Meaux_Pas wrote:Fuckabee.

That would be rather difficult.


Well if birds can do it...
by Sizik
Sun Apr 11, 2010 10:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Electrowetting Color Display PowerSipping, Daylight Readable
Replies: 3
Views: 764

Re: Electrowetting Color Display PowerSipping, Daylight Read

phillipsjk wrote:or "they" refers to the now "standard" LCD screens I complain about


Yeah, I was talking about current ones.
by Sizik
Sun Apr 11, 2010 9:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Plans to arrest Pope underway.
Replies: 90
Views: 8827

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...
by Sizik
Sat Apr 10, 2010 11:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Electrowetting Color Display PowerSipping, Daylight Readable
Replies: 3
Views: 764

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?
by Sizik
Thu Apr 01, 2010 5:28 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: [Biology] Human protein absorbtion
Replies: 4
Views: 810

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....
by Sizik
Thu Apr 01, 2010 5:17 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: This Can't Be Right
Replies: 8
Views: 1367

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 ...
by Sizik
Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:47 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: public misconceptions
Replies: 1073
Views: 138828

Re: public misconceptions

Misconception: biologists think all mathematicians think all biologists are the same. Often held by mathematicians.
by Sizik
Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:09 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Light of Aidan - Lament
Replies: 14
Views: 12047

Re: Light of Aidan - Lament

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

See this thread: viewtopic.php?f=25&t=58039
by Sizik
Sun Mar 21, 2010 4:39 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Of Hypercubes and Tesseracts
Replies: 29
Views: 3457

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, ...
by Sizik
Sat Mar 20, 2010 6:20 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Expressions That Equal xkcd
Replies: 2
Views: 1253

Re: Expressions That Equal xkcd

A(g64,g64)
by Sizik
Wed Mar 17, 2010 5:04 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: A question about the Big Bang...
Replies: 73
Views: 4407

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.
by Sizik
Wed Mar 17, 2010 4:50 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: The "b" trick
Replies: 6
Views: 1146

Re: The "b" trick

b refers to the x coefficient (ax2 + bx + c).
by Sizik
Tue Mar 16, 2010 8:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Internet in the running for Nobel Peace Prize.
Replies: 32
Views: 3943

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.
by Sizik
Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: What is the best constructed language?
Replies: 75
Views: 18509

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 ...
by Sizik
Sat Mar 13, 2010 9:19 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: question about a mirror to see into the past
Replies: 45
Views: 4390

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.

Assuming it's not there already.
by Sizik
Sat Mar 13, 2010 6:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Jetpacks soon to be a semi-affordable reality
Replies: 118
Views: 7007

Re: Jetpacks soon to be a semi-affordable reality

This is propellor powered, and therefore is not a jetpack.
by Sizik
Fri Mar 12, 2010 4:09 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Of Hypercubes and Tesseracts
Replies: 29
Views: 3457

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.
by Sizik
Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:35 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Pointlessly adding 's' to the ends of words
Replies: 44
Views: 6199

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

Spoiler:
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by Sizik
Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:29 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Gray Grey
Replies: 19
Views: 3391

Re: Gray Grey

I tend to think of grey as being lighter than gray luminance-wise.
by Sizik
Sat Mar 06, 2010 7:44 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Chemical Kinetics on a TI-83
Replies: 3
Views: 897

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.
by Sizik
Sat Mar 06, 2010 6:47 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Problem with the colour naming survey
Replies: 21
Views: 3271

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.
by Sizik
Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Obama's Approval Most Polarized for First-Year President
Replies: 22
Views: 2336

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...
by Sizik
Tue Mar 02, 2010 2:04 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Math based composition coolness
Replies: 43
Views: 4196

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...
by Sizik
Sun Feb 28, 2010 5:58 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Turing Completeness in weird places
Replies: 32
Views: 18044

Re: Turing Completeness in weird places

Someone's implemented Conway's Game of Life in LBP, which is Turing complete.
by Sizik
Tue Feb 23, 2010 10:39 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Unarmed combat - indicator of skill, or primal brutality?
Replies: 64
Views: 7464

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...

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