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by Sizik
Sat May 21, 2016 11:07 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Open puzzle about game
Replies: 36
Views: 6597

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: 6139

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: 64815

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: 455909

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: 914
Views: 202975

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: 18671

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?
by Sizik
Sun Apr 17, 2016 5:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13394
Views: 1416180

Re: Today I Learned

That's pretty much what an RSS feed reader does.
by Sizik
Fri Apr 01, 2016 8:35 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Generalized Fermat's Last Theorem
Replies: 5
Views: 2043

Re: Generalized Fermat's Last Theorem

xn + (-x)n = 0n, for all odd positive integers n.
by Sizik
Fri Apr 01, 2016 5:09 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Generalized Fermat's Last Theorem
Replies: 5
Views: 2043

Re: Generalized Fermat's Last Theorem

Being pedantic with your wording, letting x = z and y = 0 gives you solutions for any x and n.
by Sizik
Thu Mar 31, 2016 10:38 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Colliding Missles
Replies: 11
Views: 3306

Re: Colliding Missles

Assume the missiles are travelling in empty space in the absence of a gravity well.
by Sizik
Thu Mar 24, 2016 6:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What Is this Tool?
Replies: 10
Views: 3478

Re: What Is this Tool?

slinches wrote:Looks like a sheet metal forming tool to me. Maybe to make 90 degree bends to form rectangular ducts?


The jaws look like those of a sheet metal seamer, although it's much larger than any I can find images of. I think forming bends in the middle of a piece of sheet metal is the right idea.
by Sizik
Thu Mar 24, 2016 6:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What Is this Tool?
Replies: 10
Views: 3478

Re: What Is this Tool?

Looks like some sort of clamp?
by Sizik
Sat Mar 19, 2016 10:09 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Mod Madness math
Replies: 9
Views: 2759

Re: Chocolate chips math

These ones are cyclical: 0 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 = 4 + 0 + 1 + 2 + 3 = 3 + 4 + 0 + 1 + 2 = 2 + 3 + 4 + 0 + 1 = 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 0 = 10 zero + five + six + two + seven + eight + four = five + six + two + seven + eight + four + zero = six + two + seven + eight + four + zero + five = two + seven + eight + fou...
by Sizik
Sat Mar 19, 2016 3:37 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Mod Madness math
Replies: 9
Views: 2759

Mod Madness math

Some equations whose truth values don't change under the filters.

four + 5 = nine

two + 6 = 8 + zero

four + six = 5 + 2 + 2 + 1

zero + one - two - three = - 0
by Sizik
Fri Mar 11, 2016 8:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Title Dutch version 'Thing Explainer' is wrong
Replies: 6
Views: 3404

Re: Title Dutch version 'Thing Explainer' is wrong

At what point do compound words become separate words from the words they're made of?
by Sizik
Fri Mar 11, 2016 3:45 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Pi root of -1
Replies: 8
Views: 2476

Re: Pi root of -1

(-1)x = ex*Log(-1) = eiπx = the point in the complex plane that is distance 1 from the origin, and πx radians from the positive real axis. This is +1 for even integers, -1 for odd integers, +i for x = (4n+1)/2 (i.e. 1/2, 5/2, etc.), and -i for x = (4n-1)/2 (i.e. -1/2, 3/2, etc.).
by Sizik
Wed Mar 09, 2016 6:20 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Prime mumber distribution ......
Replies: 2
Views: 2473

Re: Prime mumber distribution ......

by Sizik
Fri Feb 26, 2016 7:58 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Help with the Chain Rule
Replies: 21
Views: 3402

Re: Help with the Chain Rule

For another intuition, a tangent touches a curve in exactly one point but does not intersect it. (At least locally - "far" from the tangent point, the line might intersect the curve, but we're typically just interested in the "local" behavior when talking about tangents.) Doesn'...
by Sizik
Wed Feb 24, 2016 1:51 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: How do satellites not crash into each other?
Replies: 94
Views: 13690

Re: How do satellites not crash into each other?

Space is big.
by Sizik
Tue Feb 23, 2016 11:37 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Is math real?
Replies: 105
Views: 15933

Re: Is math real?

How Can Math Be Real If Our i's Aren't Real
by Sizik
Tue Feb 23, 2016 11:36 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Gravity-temperature musings by Toffo
Replies: 162
Views: 24976

Re: Gravity-temperature musings by Toffo

Give Moving Guy a glass of water. Is there a speed at which the water will freeze?
by Sizik
Mon Feb 22, 2016 7:10 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 659
Views: 95961

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

Dark Souls note to self: Press B AFTER you start climbing down the ladder, not before.
by Sizik
Wed Feb 17, 2016 4:20 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Food pressure
Replies: 3
Views: 2335

Re: Food pressure

Wikipedia says the following: Energy per unit volume has the same physical units as pressure, and in many circumstances is a synonym: for example, the energy density of a magnetic field may be expressed as (and behaves as) a physical pressure, and the energy required to compress a compressed gas a l...
by Sizik
Tue Feb 16, 2016 7:43 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: LIGO Gravity Waves: Questions and Answers
Replies: 49
Views: 7789

Re: LIGO Gravity Waves: Questions and Answers

Because the gravitational waves emitted from the big bang 13.82 billion light-years away (post-inflation) are just now reaching us. Hmm, I don't like that answer for a number of reasons. The idea that gravitational waves that have been traveling for 13.82 billion years are just now reaching us just...
by Sizik
Mon Feb 15, 2016 7:32 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: LIGO Gravity Waves: Questions and Answers
Replies: 49
Views: 7789

Re: LIGO Gravity Waves: Questions and Answers

Because the gravitational waves emitted from the big bang 13.82 billion light-years away (post-inflation) are just now reaching us.
by Sizik
Fri Feb 12, 2016 7:20 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: LIGO Gravity Waves: Questions and Answers
Replies: 49
Views: 7789

Re: LIGO Gravity Waves: Questions and Answers

What would be needed to perform a gravitational double-slit experiment (aside from a lot of detectors)?
by Sizik
Fri Feb 12, 2016 5:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3747
Views: 479184

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Pretty sure that's satire.
by Sizik
Tue Feb 09, 2016 5:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14683
Views: 2193131

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

commodorejohn wrote:Also, I'd like to see these mythical wondercars that get 56-60 MPG or better.


They're called hybrids.
by Sizik
Tue Feb 02, 2016 11:37 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Computer won't power on anymore.
Replies: 6
Views: 4148

Re: Computer won't power on anymore.

Perhaps the power switch is broken? :P
by Sizik
Tue Feb 02, 2016 5:39 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Witness
Replies: 9
Views: 4592

Re: The Witness

For those who have found what the black pillars are for: What was the first environmental puzzle that you found? Cont'd: Mine was the "washing machine" in the boat house, looking from the peninsula where the symmetrical puzzles continue. I was like "Oh hey, from this angle that black ...
by Sizik
Thu Jan 28, 2016 6:42 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14683
Views: 2193131

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

Lazar wrote:An English person discovers that it's cheaper to fly from Sheffield to Essex with a stopover in Berlin than it is to take the train.

Mornington Crescent!
by Sizik
Fri Jan 22, 2016 3:39 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9848
Views: 1723048

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

commodorejohn wrote:Hey, let's not be hasty! If you hail from C, all it takes is a quick cast!


I'm pretty sure bestiality is undefined behavior.
by Sizik
Wed Jan 20, 2016 9:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14683
Views: 2193131

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

It's X in base 9. :D
by Sizik
Fri Jan 15, 2016 1:22 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Wifi mysteriously broadcasting while disabled
Replies: 6
Views: 3583

Re: Wifi mysteriously broadcasting while disabled

You need to turn off network discovery, which should be (depending on Windows version) in Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center > Advanced sharing settings.
by Sizik
Thu Jan 14, 2016 3:18 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Wifi mysteriously broadcasting while disabled
Replies: 6
Views: 3583

Re: Wifi mysteriously broadcasting while disabled

Sure it's not sending those over the Ethernet?
by Sizik
Wed Dec 30, 2015 2:01 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Training in stronger gravity
Replies: 7
Views: 2141

Re: Training in stronger gravity

You could probably get the same benefits by just strapping weights to your limbs/torso.
by Sizik
Fri Dec 18, 2015 8:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3747
Views: 479184

Re: The Darker Side of the News

commodorejohn wrote:Okay, I'll defer on that to people who attended public school. Regardless, it's still pretty understandable why students parents who aren't Muslim might be uncomfortable with this.
by Sizik
Thu Dec 10, 2015 7:04 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Diagramming program
Replies: 2
Views: 4837

Re: Diagramming program

The term you're looking for is Sankey diagram.

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