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- Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:24 pm UTC
- Forum: News & Articles
- Topic: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)
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- Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:54 pm UTC
- Forum: Religious Wars
- Topic: Automatic updates
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### Automatic updates

This is a hot issue nowadays, especially with Windows 10.

- Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:12 am UTC
- Forum: News & Articles
- Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
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- Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:44 pm UTC
- Forum: The Help Desk
- Topic: Wipe a folder from Android menu
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### Re: Wipe a folder from Android menu

The file manager I've been using ("File Manager (File transfer)" by CM_Filemanager) lets you create a widget that opens up directly to a folder.

- Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:23 am UTC
- Forum: News & Articles
- Topic: Trump presidency
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- Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:34 pm UTC
- Forum: Science
- Topic: Miscellaneous Science Questions
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### Re: Miscellaneous Science Questions

Eebster the Great wrote:Also make sure you always hit the same part of the mug. The pitch will vary with the position relative to the handle.

As demonstrated here

- Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:01 am UTC
- Forum: Science
- Topic: Why is there red on both sides of digital rainbow images?
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### Re: Why is there red on both sides of digital rainbow images?

Eebster the Great wrote:But how do the algorithms in a camera know which pixels in a mosaic correspond to violet light and which ones correspond to blue light? In either case, the red and green pixels are black, right?

Googling about it, it seems that this is a real issue.

- Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:54 am UTC
- Forum: Computer Science
- Topic: No Longer a potential proof of P != NP
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### Re: No Longer a potential proof of P != NP

They've updated with the following comment

The proof is wrong. I shall elaborate precisely what the mistake is. For doing this, I need some time. I shall put the explanation on my homepage

- Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:16 pm UTC
- Forum: Computer Science
- Topic: No Longer a potential proof of P != NP
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### No Longer a potential proof of P != NP

Berg and Ulfberg and Amano and Maruoka have used CNF-DNF-approximators to prove exponential lower bounds for the monotone network complexity of the clique function and of Andreev's function. We show that these approximators can be used to prove the same lower bound for their non-monotone network co...

- Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:56 pm UTC
- Forum: News & Articles
- Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
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### Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

Angua wrote:Sadly blocked.

Huh, guess I drew too much attention to it.

Basic summary is that there was a virus pattern engraved into the victim's bones, which infected their computer when they downloaded the bone scans from the bone-scanning machine.

- Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:50 pm UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Foolish question debunked. Move on, nothing to see.
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### Re: Foolish question debunked. Move on, nothing to see.

To be clear let me discuss why n is bounded in this fashion. n=1 isn't defined in this set for a circle, since we defined a circle as two points. n= 2 should work. But it fails the condition of ending where it started. That circle isn't closed. To close it you would have to steal the origin for n=1...

- Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:07 pm UTC
- Forum: News & Articles
- Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
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### Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

Angua wrote:I swear that was the plot in an episode of Bones once.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPNcrP_0umc

- Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:53 pm UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Foolish question debunked. Move on, nothing to see.
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### Re: Foolish question debunked. Move on, nothing to see.

If you haven't seen Vsauce's video about the B-T Paradox, I think you should. Even if you don't follow exactly how all of the "pieces" of the sphere are manipulated to produce two, it'll at least give you an understanding of how the pieces are constructed and why it doesn't at all resemble...

- Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:35 pm UTC
- Forum: Science
- Topic: Science-based what-if questions
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### Re: Science-based what-if questions

commodorejohn wrote:Random question: if you form a black hole out of iron, is it subject to magnetic attraction? (Obviously, hard to test, I'm just curious if there's any operating theory on this.)

I think the no-hair theorem would say no.

- Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:01 pm UTC
- Forum: Gaming
- Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
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### Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

The Banjo-Kazooie speedrun has a glitch called Furnace Fun Moves , where you can start a new save file with the moves unlocked on another save file. Banjo-Tooie has a more controversial glitch (they created a new category to exclude it) called Delayed Cutscene Warp , where you can warp to the locati...

- Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:29 am UTC
- Forum: General
- Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
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### Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Just spent about $20 on a non-contact voltage tester and 2 hours (including the trip to buy said tester) to determine that the circuit breaker that controls the dining room lights is the one below the breaker labelled Bedroom 2 Recepts and is in fact labelled Bedroom 3 Dining room/Hallway Recepts. A...

- Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:16 pm UTC
- Forum: Logic Puzzles
- Topic: Basketball Player riddle
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### Re: Basketball Player riddle

**Spoiler:**

- Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:31 pm UTC
- Forum: News & Articles
- Topic: The Darker Side of the News
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### Re: The Darker Side of the News

On a side note, would anyone consider expanding statutory rape laws to include the case of the boss and underling? In most companies, it's against HR policy for a manager to date an underling, and in the US military it's illegal, but I don't know if I'd like it enshrined in law. What abuses would t...

- Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:42 pm UTC
- Forum: The Help Desk
- Topic: batch save embedded file in word 2010
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### Re: batch save embedded file in word 2010

If it's a .docx file, you can rename it to .zip, unzip it with a zip program, and find the embedded files in the word/embeddings folder inside.

- Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:37 pm UTC
- Forum: Coding
- Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
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### Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

The graph is just the squiggly line, and the coordinate axes are only there to show which part of the graph you're displaying. Thus, rename the part that does the coordinate system to "GraphDisplay", and the actual line to "Graph"

- Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:52 pm UTC
- Forum: Science
- Topic: Why do humans see themselves as different from animals?
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### Re: Why do humans see themselves as different from animals?

If you gave a random survey that asked the vague question "Are humans different from other animals?", I strongly suspect you'd get over 90% of people saying yes, and not just for religious reasons. I know that humans are animals. Doesn't stop me from immediately coming up with a long list...

- Mon May 29, 2017 3:50 pm UTC
- Forum: News & Articles
- Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
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- Thu May 25, 2017 9:07 pm UTC
- Forum: Coding
- Topic: Neighbors of a cluster: What is this called?
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### Re: Neighbors of a cluster: What is this called?

My initial thought is to narrow down the search space by finding the bounding box of B, expand it by R, and brute force from there. Starting from the convex hull would narrow down the search space even further, but would require more work to calculate (assuming you want to do this for any arbitrary ...

- Wed May 24, 2017 8:46 pm UTC
- Forum: Science
- Topic: Bad science jokes!
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### Re: Bad science jokes!

Weeks wrote:Homeopathy.

Here's a more potent one:

**Spoiler:**

- Wed May 24, 2017 8:43 pm UTC
- Forum: Gaming
- Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
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### Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)

SecondTalon wrote:Because holy shit, Train Simulator. Holy shit.

For those curious, that's $6,456.26 of DLC.

- Wed May 24, 2017 8:28 pm UTC
- Forum: Science
- Topic: Bad science jokes!
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### Re: Bad science jokes!

A lot of them tend to fall flat.

- Sat May 20, 2017 1:46 pm UTC
- Forum: Coding
- Topic: var == 'value' vs 'value' == var
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### Re: var == 'value' vs 'value' == var

I think the two reasons this would be done are that in C, it prevents accidental assignment due to a typo: // Compiles (although some compilers give a warning) if(x = 0) { ... } // Compile error if(0 = x) { ... } And in Java, you can avoid a null pointer exception if you're using the .equals() metho...

- Thu May 18, 2017 10:18 pm UTC
- Forum: News & Articles
- Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
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### Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

CorruptUser wrote:What movie theatre charges $17+ for a ticket?

3D movies cost 50% more for the extra dimension.

### Re: Free Will

The Turing Test is just a sort of rule of thumb. I don't think a program that can convince you it is a person through a single casual conversation necessarily is. You might want a more rigorous test than that. Preferably one that would also filter out P-zombies. No, I'm serious. There is no contrad...

### Re: Free Will

Eebster the Great wrote:The Turing Test is just a sort of rule of thumb. I don't think a program that can convince you it is a person through a single casual conversation necessarily is. You might want a more rigorous test than that.

Preferably one that would also filter out P-zombies.

- Wed May 17, 2017 3:31 pm UTC
- Forum: News & Articles
- Topic: Trump presidency
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### Re: Trump presidency

cphite wrote: B) The information is being broadcast worldwide on public news.

Where? All I've seen are people talking about the fact that classified information was shared, not spilling the details on what was shared.

- Tue May 02, 2017 3:13 am UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Mathematical Induction - Introductory Question
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### Re: Mathematical Induction - Introductory Question

MathDoofus wrote:When we add it to the k case.

Are you talking about this step?

Meteoric wrote:[*]1+2+...+k+(k+1) = k(k+1)/2 + (k+1) [TRUE BECAUSE: add (k+1) to both sides of #1]

- Tue May 02, 2017 3:03 am UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Mathematical Induction - Introductory Question
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### Re: Mathematical Induction - Introductory Question

So how does induction prove anything beyond the relationship between the if statement in step 1 and the rewritten equation in step 4? It doesn't. That's why you need the base step. The induction step says that, if you had a rung to stand on, you could get to the next one. The base step says - here,...

- Tue May 02, 2017 2:22 am UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Mathematical Induction - Introductory Question
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### Re: Mathematical Induction - Introductory Question

... = ( k(k+1) + 2(k+1) )/2 (adding the fractions) ... = (k+1)(k+2)/2 (factoring out (k+1)) ... = (k+1)((k+1)+1)/2 (separating out (k+2) into ((k+1)+1)) 1+2+...+k+(k+1) = (k+1)((k+1)+1)/2 (showing the left side again, this is the n=(k+1) case) Thank you. But isn't your final step just the result of...

- Tue May 02, 2017 2:15 am UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Mathematical Induction - Introductory Question
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### Re: Mathematical Induction - Introductory Question

But how can it be that assuming the n = k case proves the n = (k + 1) case? I'm more confused now than before, I'm afraid. I'll repost my earlier post without functions this time: 1+2+...+k = k(k+1)/2 (our assumption, the n=k case) 1+2+...+k+(k+1) = k(k+1)/2 + (k+1) (add (k+1) to both sides) ... = ...

- Tue May 02, 2017 2:10 am UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Mathematical Induction - Introductory Question
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### Re: Mathematical Induction - Introductory Question

It might be easier to understand if we use a function: f(n) = n(n+1)/2 We want to prove the equation "1+2+...+n = f(n), for all integers n >= 4" I appreciate this effort, but function notation adds (for me) an additional layer of complexity/confusion. I generally don't get function notati...

- Tue May 02, 2017 1:57 am UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Mathematical Induction - Introductory Question
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### Re: Mathematical Induction - Introductory Question

It might be easier to understand if we use a function: f(n) = n(n+1)/2 We want to prove the equation "1+2+...+n = f(n), for all integers n >= 4" We start by calculating that f(4) = 4(5)/2 = 10 = 1+2+3+4, so we've proved it for n = 4. We now want to prove the statement "If 1+2+...+k = ...

- Tue May 02, 2017 1:37 am UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Halting Problem
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### Re: Halting Problem

We want to prove that a halting oracle program can't exist, by showing that one existing would lead to a contradiction. The naive way to do this is to write a program that calls the oracle on our program, and halts if the oracle predicts it won't, and loops forever otherwise. However, we can't have ...

- Tue May 02, 2017 12:07 am UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Mathematical Induction - Introductory Question
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### Re: Mathematical Induction - Introductory Question

An important thing to mention is that induction doesn't help you derive the "1+2+...+n = n(n+1)/2" equation, it only proves that it's true.

- Mon May 01, 2017 11:58 pm UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Halting Problem
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### Re: Halting Problem

Our program calls willHalt. willHalt takes a program and data determines if the program will halt if called with that data. It does not necessarily have to call the program do this, all that matters is that willHalt returns true or false correctly.