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by Sizik
Wed Oct 05, 2016 9:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4191
Views: 581381

Re: The Darker Side of the News

It's what happens when you do something like

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by Sizik
Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4191
Views: 581381

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Tyndmyr wrote:Dear god, can you cut that down to something that doesn't bork the whole screen?

It's addams's post, not Sableagle.
by Sizik
Tue Oct 04, 2016 8:30 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Factorization using modular arithmetic
Replies: 41
Views: 10246

Re: Factorization using modular arithmetic

I will finish by a claim you could check : If you can solve in one or 2 computing hours or in a minute this diophantine equation : x^2+y=A where A is known and very large (more than 500 digits) and the couple (x,y) is not known then factorizing any number (large or not) will be a childish game. Onl...
by Sizik
Sun Oct 02, 2016 6:50 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science fleeting thoughts
Replies: 122
Views: 21889

Re: Science fleeting thoughts

Maybe it'd be easier not to use rocks. Something with an even density would allow greater control of machine loading, electricity generation and so on. Something more fluid than large rocks would allow control of flow better, too, so sand may be a better choice. Then you still need a way to get san...
by Sizik
Tue Sep 27, 2016 10:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14997
Views: 2390260

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

Apple files patent for a paper bag. FIELD [0002] The described embodiments relate generally to a bag. More particularly, the present embodiments relate to a retail shopping bag made substantially of post-consumer content. BACKGROUND [0003] Bags are often used for containing items. For example, reta...
by Sizik
Tue Sep 06, 2016 7:46 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9890
Views: 1829612

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

That's nothing compared to having to loop through a table where the rows don't actually exist until they are scrolled into view.
by Sizik
Sat Sep 03, 2016 3:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14997
Views: 2390260

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

Sableagle wrote:
Spoiler:
lots of things


TL;DR: the Daily Mail is shit
by Sizik
Thu Sep 01, 2016 4:16 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: How to Calculate Pi without a Calculator?
Replies: 66
Views: 12161

Re: How to Calculate Pi without a Calculator?

Yeah, I'm on my phone (and was between classes at that point), so it would be faster for you to just google "square root long division algorithm" than for me to do it and then go to the resulting page, copy the url, and try to paste it here (I say "try" because my phone often ha...
by Sizik
Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90053
Views: 8174272

Re: Random natterings

Certainly less than 40960d10 + 246.
by Sizik
Wed Aug 31, 2016 3:25 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Hofstadter's "Person Paper"?
Replies: 16
Views: 6377

Re: Hofstadter's "Person Paper"?

I think it's supposed to be a "white paper", but using less "racist" language.
by Sizik
Wed Aug 31, 2016 2:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Target stores adding a third bathroom for transgender people to use.
Replies: 14
Views: 4703

Re: Target stores adding a third bathroom for transgender people to use.

Many places even have one-person bathrooms that aren't unisex.
by Sizik
Fri Aug 26, 2016 2:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1025837

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

http://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/08/an-anti-vaxer-in-the-white-house/493916/ Welp, looks like Johnson is leaning more antivax now. At least, he doesn't wanna make 'em mandatory. Ugh. Edit: Looks like that's a super old tweet, and is no longer accurate. At least with regard to Johnson...
by Sizik
Fri Aug 19, 2016 2:27 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What is the Biggest Non-Repeating Molecule?
Replies: 39
Views: 8741

Re: What is the Biggest Non-Repeating Molecule?

Eebster the Great wrote:Maybe a more interesting question is what is the biggest synthetic molecule, repeating or otherwise, that was synthesized without the use of any enzymes.


Do silicon crystals count?
by Sizik
Fri Aug 05, 2016 6:09 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Two simple tricks to month long subjects
Replies: 28
Views: 11146

Re: Two simple tricks to month long subjects

The nutrition metaphor you've given makes no sense to me at all, I cannot tell what is going on in there. I think this is the intended simplification, minus the metaphor. Human Nutrition 1) Carbohydrates = Low-density energy sources 2) Lipids = High-density energy sources 3) Everything Else = Build...
by Sizik
Wed Aug 03, 2016 12:22 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Logic Puzzles - Admittedly, not naturally equipped to solve them...
Replies: 17
Views: 9851

Re: Logic Puzzles - Admittedly, not naturally equipped to solve them...

Have you ever done logic grid puzzles? They're pretty similar to sudoku, except a bit more wordy.
by Sizik
Wed Aug 03, 2016 12:16 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28547
Views: 3160181

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

Further to this, I do wonder how often people change their email addresses. Steam seems to feel the need to check mine every week. That can't be necessary, can it? Start Steam, click "yes," refresh inbox, get code, enter code into Steam, play a game, exit Steam. You can just not close Ste...
by Sizik
Sat Jul 30, 2016 1:03 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Problem about free will
Replies: 126
Views: 25275

Re: Problem about free will

Possible flaws:
A: The reasons to not take the medicine are irrational thoughts caused by the illness he's taking the medicine for, so taking the medicine would be the logical choice.
B: He has no free will in the first place.
by Sizik
Fri Jul 29, 2016 8:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14997
Views: 2390260

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

I'm waiting for the inevitable Scandinavia and the World comic about it.
by Sizik
Sun Jul 24, 2016 12:36 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Pokemon Go
Replies: 127
Views: 27741

Re: Pokemon Go

I'd imagine Nintendo wouldn't want it taking market share from the main game series.
by Sizik
Tue Jul 19, 2016 5:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6473
Views: 974216

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Kind of reminds me of the totally intact passport that was found in the street after the 9/11 attacks, thereby allowing the authorities to identify one of the attackers. (It had been reported "lost or stolen" long before the attacks took place, and the rightful owner was rather surprised ...
by Sizik
Thu Jun 30, 2016 11:28 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: English as She Is Spoke [English practice]
Replies: 338
Views: 136182

Re: English as She Is Spoke [English practice]

Quizatzhaderac wrote:As to if and when the spellings of the orally identical "you're" and "your" would merge: I'd say it's probably going to be a long time, unless some kind of intentional spelling reform takes place.


"ur"
by Sizik
Tue Jun 28, 2016 4:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14997
Views: 2390260

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

Lazar wrote:Hollywood has now fallen completely through the rabbit hole. "Tetris gets trilogy as story 'too big' to fit into single film."

That's horrible! It should at LEAST be a tetralogy.
by Sizik
Wed Jun 22, 2016 5:49 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Seeking Advise from Puzzle Masters
Replies: 20
Views: 4923

Re: Seeking Advise from Puzzle Masters

With DNA sequences, you could obscure the clues a bit more by only specifying one half of each pair.
For example, if the solution is

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 A G T C
 T C A G
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A 25% clue could look like

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 C     G
   T A 
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by Sizik
Tue Jun 21, 2016 6:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 50 Dead, 53 Injured in Orlando Gay Club Shooting
Replies: 490
Views: 64491

Re: 50 Dead, 53 Injured in Orlando Gay Club Shooting

Zamfir wrote:
This your daily reminder that the gun control thread is over there.


Specifically, over there
by Sizik
Tue Jun 21, 2016 5:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1025837

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I've been wondering when the time travelers are going to start showing up.
by Sizik
Thu Jun 09, 2016 7:52 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Splitting/Duplication in Humans
Replies: 25
Views: 8044

Re: Asexual Reproduction in Humans

Presuming that mass is conserved, would a 200 lb adult split into two 100 lb 13-year-old-equivalents? What happens to various age/development/maturity-based laws/privileges/restrictions when people can turn into kids willy-nilly?
by Sizik
Wed Jun 08, 2016 4:26 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13405
Views: 1546378

Re: Today I Learned

heuristically_alone wrote:I do know a few male Guadalupes.

Today I learned that women do not like getting massaged whilst sunburned.


I'd think that would be true of most people.
by Sizik
Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:31 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Overwatch
Replies: 173
Views: 41992

Re: Overwatch

Mobility comes from abilities, which could be disabled if you have the flag. There are two flags in CTF. Red flag and Blue flag. Red team defends red flag, blue team defends blue flag. When the flag is captured, the flag then teleports back to the defense-team's base. Honestly, a speedy character l...
by Sizik
Fri May 27, 2016 8:03 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 695
Views: 121023

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

WilliamTheConqueror wrote:i started playing bit.trip runner for funsies and holy SHIT that game is. frustrating. and fun, but mostly frustrating. the soundtrack makes up for it though.

Bit.Trip Beat is a lot more tolerant of mistakes, with an equally good soundtrack.
by Sizik
Tue May 24, 2016 3:23 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Forum Migration
Replies: 412
Views: 847758

Re: Forum Migration

Spoiler:
I wonder if misaligned spoilers and quotes still break things.

Yes, they do. So please don't. I've edited this post to stop it from breaking the page. -phlip
by Sizik
Mon May 23, 2016 2:54 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Bad science jokes!
Replies: 100
Views: 34042

Re: Bad science jokes!

Two slits diverged in a beam, and I —
I'm not sure which one I traveled by,
And that has made all the interference.
by Sizik
Sat May 21, 2016 11:07 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Open puzzle about game
Replies: 36
Views: 6969

Re: Open puzzle about game

If both players have the exact same set of pieces, who goes first?
by Sizik
Mon May 09, 2016 3:07 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Witches Vs. Wizards
Replies: 15
Views: 7779

Re: Witches Vs. Wizards

We've all heard of computer wizards. What are computer witches like?
by Sizik
Mon May 02, 2016 8:31 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Misunderstanding basic math concepts, help please?
Replies: 338
Views: 70329

Re: Misunderstanding basic math concepts, help please?

It might be possible in principle, but in practice it's an insurmountable task. Aren't we talking 'in principle' at the moment? It looks like you are agreeing with me that, in principle, English is an instance of an axiomatic system. @Twistar: 1) Yes, I think English exists as a system. 2) Yes, I t...
by Sizik
Mon May 02, 2016 5:31 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Favorite math jokes
Replies: 1452
Views: 468627

Re: Favorite math jokes

Here's one I just thought up. A man walks into a bar, followed by a line of countably infinite mathematicians. The man orders a beer, and the bartender serves him. The bartender asks the first mathematician for his order. He thinks for a second, then points to the man and says "I'll have what h...
by Sizik
Wed Apr 20, 2016 6:35 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Board games anyone?
Replies: 953
Views: 222981

Re: Board games anyone?

Betrayal at House on the Hill is getting an expansion ! The expansion includes 20 new room tiles—creating a whole extra floor of the haunted house, the rooftop, for players to explore on their adventures—as well as 30 new cards to fill said rooftop with important items and events. Widow’s Walk also ...
by Sizik
Wed Apr 20, 2016 5:53 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: energy currency?
Replies: 63
Views: 20148

Re: energy currency?

DanD wrote:... it does not have a dictated value relative to any other good.


Are you saying that's not the definition of a fiat currency?

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