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by WibblyWobbly
Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:25 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: quarkcosh1's math coincidences thread
Replies: 32
Views: 8078

Re: pi^3 - e^3 = 11 and the monster group subgroup structure

But don't forget firesoul31's point (2): pi 3 - e 3 = 10.9207... by my calculator. Definitely not exact, and really not even close enough to suggest anything more than a "huh" response. You get nearly the same level of accuracy from the assertion that pi 2 = 10, but that's also not very in...
by WibblyWobbly
Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89986
Views: 7667897

Re: Unfetched hashes and turtle-excluding devices

Language oldthinkers are doubleplusungood.
by WibblyWobbly
Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Britain under water
Replies: 51
Views: 7123

Re: Britain under water

If it doesn't stop soon, I suggest shipping it to California.
by WibblyWobbly
Mon Feb 10, 2014 8:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1325: "Rejection"
Replies: 515
Views: 96750

Re: 1325: "Rejection"

And no, emotional maturity doesn't mean erasing your romantic feelings. It mostly means being able to be happy for others without become jealousy; bluntly enough, understanding that other people's happiness doesn't need to revolve around you. Which is the major issue the person in the giant hypothe...
by WibblyWobbly
Mon Feb 10, 2014 7:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1325: "Rejection"
Replies: 515
Views: 96750

Re: 1325: "Rejection"

Well, I'm 30, and I still feel ashamed that I'm not more emotionally/socially developed. For me, that's where defensiveness comes from; if I were OK with where I am and how my emotional development has gone, I wouldn't feel a need to defend my lack thereof. Didn't always seem so hard, though. Seems ...
by WibblyWobbly
Mon Feb 10, 2014 4:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1325: "Rejection"
Replies: 515
Views: 96750

Re: 1325: "Rejection"

Let's say I really want to player laser tag with my friend. He doesn't want to, though. I don't call him to hang out next time either, because I want to play laser tag. That's okay! It's even okay if we hang out less now, because I've been getting really into laser tag and he's now into experimenta...
by WibblyWobbly
Sun Feb 09, 2014 4:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1325: "Rejection"
Replies: 515
Views: 96750

Re: 1325: "Rejection"

As with pretty much everything in the real world, a distinction between two things can exist without being able to decide on the precise point when one becomes the other. Is it okay to take home a penny you find on the sidewalk? Is it okay to do the same with a briefcase full of $100 bills? Can you...
by WibblyWobbly
Sun Feb 09, 2014 3:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1325: "Rejection"
Replies: 515
Views: 96750

Re: 1325: "Rejection"

Relationships are hard, feelings are complicated, and once that cat's out of the bag you can't always put him back in. To me calling someone emotionally immature for something that happens even to healthy, well-adjusted adults is unrealistic and excessively harsh. Once again, we were calling emotio...
by WibblyWobbly
Sat Feb 08, 2014 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1325: "Rejection"
Replies: 515
Views: 96750

Re: 1325: "Rejection"

Needing some space for a bit is not the same thing as ending a friendship, though! I think I'm starting to see the bigger point of gmalivuk's and Klear's arguments, and I think this quote sums it up. The emotional immaturity can be thought of as stemming not from the idea that you need to continue ...
by WibblyWobbly
Sat Feb 08, 2014 3:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1325: "Rejection"
Replies: 515
Views: 96750

Re: 1325: "Rejection"

I think you put that far better than I was doing.
by WibblyWobbly
Sat Feb 08, 2014 3:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1325: "Rejection"
Replies: 515
Views: 96750

Re: 1325: "Rejection"

Yeah but everybody's not sufficiently something. That doesn't mean that saying so is the same as saying they're "bad people". You're right; that's why I edited out the idea of "bad person" - it doesn't really fit. It just seems odd that the idea of emotional maturity seems to re...
by WibblyWobbly
Sat Feb 08, 2014 3:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1325: "Rejection"
Replies: 515
Views: 96750

Re: 1325: "Rejection"

It doesn't mean erasing your attraction, it just means getting used to the fact that it isn't reciprocated and coming to a point where the lack of reciprocation isn't unbearably painful, or isn't so painful as to outweigh the actually enjoyable parts of hanging out with a person. And who's equating...
by WibblyWobbly
Sat Feb 08, 2014 3:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1325: "Rejection"
Replies: 515
Views: 96750

Re: 1325: "Rejection"

I think a lot of us are using a definition of emotional maturity that includes learning how to deal with your feelings in a way that makes it possible for you to be in her presence without it hurting. I can see your point (I thought about that after I posted), and it makes some sense. But is it rea...
by WibblyWobbly
Sat Feb 08, 2014 3:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1325: "Rejection"
Replies: 515
Views: 96750

Re: 1325: "Rejection"

Klear wrote:
Soft Hyphen wrote:
Kit. wrote:There is no emotionally mature reason to break your friendship just because your request for closer intimacy was rejected.

Hypothetical:

...

Do you call this "emotionally immature"?


Yeah, kinda. Not extremely so, but a bit yes.

OK, I'll bite: why?
by WibblyWobbly
Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1325: "Rejection"
Replies: 515
Views: 96750

Re: 1325: "Rejection"

I truly am sorry you struggle in social situations like this, but you're honestly an outlier. If I can't figure it out on my own, I'm not worth enough to get the answer at all. Answer to what? What she thinks about socially inept people? Looks to me like she did answer that question: she's sorry an...
by WibblyWobbly
Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1325: "Rejection"
Replies: 515
Views: 96750

Re: 1325: "Rejection"

I'm sorry "socially inept shitheads can't take a fucking hint" and I'm happy, in most situations, to try and help but: it's honestly not my fucking problem. No, you're right, it's my problem. I just don't know how to solve it. And the bigger problem is that that same social ineptitude doe...
by WibblyWobbly
Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14720
Views: 2249634

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

Mighty Jalapeno wrote:It means "happy". It's a synonym.

Yeah, that's not the part ... to hell with it.
by WibblyWobbly
Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14720
Views: 2249634

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

Sexual harassment does not require an employment or education context (what you're really pointing at here is a power imbalance that, whether the perpetrator is aware of it or not, places an undue burden on the victim to comply with the harassment or face retribution). It is the most common form of...
by WibblyWobbly
Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14720
Views: 2249634

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

Sexual harassment does not require an employment or education context (what you're really pointing at here is a power imbalance that, whether the perpetrator is aware of it or not, places an undue burden on the victim to comply with the harassment or face retribution). It is the most common form of...
by WibblyWobbly
Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1325: "Rejection"
Replies: 515
Views: 96750

Re: 1325: "Rejection"

Why not just say "I'm sorry, I'm just not interested."? I hate this bit where we have to lie to "let people down nice." Is it really useful or necessary, or will it lead to misunderstanding when the "nice guy" is actually one of those people who could use another frien...
by WibblyWobbly
Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1325: "Rejection"
Replies: 515
Views: 96750

Re: 1325: "Rejection"

Unspoilering this section of omgryebread's post to ask a question: -Now, if she says "maybe we can be friends" you have to realize something. You're not getting in her pants. Or in a romantic relationship. She means one of two things here, and neither of them involve you having a shot roma...
by WibblyWobbly
Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14720
Views: 2249634

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

guy pretends to be a woman in an online dating profile to prove how easy women have it in the dating market.....had to quit after 2 hours because men on dating sites are creeps That sort of thing should be considered sexual harassment. If at a bar, I proposition a woman for sex and she says no, tha...
by WibblyWobbly
Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What is Existence?
Replies: 123
Views: 30444

Re: What is Existence?

- Things exist and have shapes. - Space exists and contains things. - Time exists and things change over time. - There are laws in physics about how things can change. - Wow, do these laws actually exist as non-physical things? Hmm! Wow! We're not really impressed by this. Isn't it a little... hive...
by WibblyWobbly
Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:21 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Need help understanding the usual topology on R
Replies: 23
Views: 5025

Re: Need help understanding the usual topology on R

doogly wrote:They could also pop up in differential equations. Dirac delta functions and Green's functions are total bosses at solving diffeqs.

I have nothing to add to this conversation except that the Dirac delta and I are BFFs. I would kill a man who dares question the effectiveness of the Dirac delta.
by WibblyWobbly
Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1325: "Rejection"
Replies: 515
Views: 96750

Re: 1325: "Rejection"

BlitzGirl wrote:You're right about one thing: this is a scary thread.


Ha! That's rich!
by WibblyWobbly
Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: GOP Demands Money & Permanent Underclass for Immigration
Replies: 72
Views: 10937

Re: GOP Demands Money & Permanent Underclass for Immigration

nitePhyyre wrote:I would be very interested to see what would happen if people made points rather than ugly ad hominem and empty rhetoric.

And I want to watch the world burn. Only one of us has a realistic expectation of seeing it happen.
by WibblyWobbly
Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What is Existence?
Replies: 123
Views: 30444

Re: What is Existence?

SecondTalon wrote:Yes. It was.

You bastard. Now I'm going to have to listen to music infinitely more terrible just to get it to stop.
by WibblyWobbly
Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What is Existence?
Replies: 123
Views: 30444

Re: What is Existence?

SecondTalon wrote:David Duchovny

Was that a response to pseudoidiot? Because that kinda works as the next line in the song. Aaaand now I can't get it out of my head.
by WibblyWobbly
Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1325: "Rejection"
Replies: 515
Views: 96750

Re: 1325: "Rejection"

So really this isn't about sex. This is about people who are (to put it bluntly) socially retarded. I personally prefer "stunted" to "retarded", purely on a connotation level, but it's really six of one, a half-dozen of the other. I have a slightly related question that maybe so...
by WibblyWobbly
Tue Feb 04, 2014 2:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What is Existence?
Replies: 123
Views: 30444

Re: What is Existence?

"Time is just a concept," says Einstein's kid, the dunce
"People's way of keeping everything from happening at once
Overtake the light and time is in your sight
And black holes bend the beams so nothing's where it seems
And finding out the truth could take you months"
by WibblyWobbly
Sun Feb 02, 2014 1:11 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Binomial proportion confidence interval
Replies: 3
Views: 1578

Re: Binomial proportion confidence interval

IIRC, the z in your approximation interval is just the value at which the CDF of the standard normal distribution is 1-alpha/2. Like you said, the CDF of the standard normal involves the error function [ i.e., \Phi(z) = 1/2*erfc[-z/sqrt(2) ], where erfc is the complementary error function (1-erf). S...
by WibblyWobbly
Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:13 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Miscellaneous Science Questions
Replies: 2870
Views: 632146

Re: RELATIVITY QUESTIONS! (and other common queries)

Leptons have spin ½, photons have spin 1, so if the spins of the electron & positron are parallel (ortho-positronium) annihilation must create an odd number of photons, if they are anti-parallel (para-positronium) then annihilation must create an even number of photons. Does this just mean that...
by WibblyWobbly
Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:41 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Miscellaneous Science Questions
Replies: 2870
Views: 632146

Re: RELATIVITY QUESTIONS! (and other common queries)

Apparently when positronium annihilates, singlet configurations generate even numbers of photons (but mostly 2), and triplet configurations generate odd numbers (but mostly 3). But you can't get a single photon.
by WibblyWobbly
Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:49 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0080: "Pile of Viruses"
Replies: 95
Views: 20382

Re: What-If 0080: "Pile of Viruses"

Pfhorrest wrote:
Eebster the Great wrote:It's like two people arguing over Liebeck v. McDonald's without knowing what the suit was about.

McDonald was a fucking moron who couldn't even spell "cow" without sticking five extra vowels on the end like a goddamn French.

E-I-E-I-O-M-G
by WibblyWobbly
Wed Jan 22, 2014 2:40 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0080: "Pile of Viruses"
Replies: 95
Views: 20382

Re: What-If 0080: "Pile of Viruses"

Your post wasn't magically nicer or more civil just because you didn't use naughty words. Go look up "ad hominem" . Then pretty please go away. Verbal abuse is not, in and of itself, ad hominem . Dunno -- the way I see it, his calling me a "moron" was a direct introduction to hi...
by WibblyWobbly
Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:30 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0080: "Pile of Viruses"
Replies: 95
Views: 20382

Re: What-If 0080: "Pile of Viruses"

cellocgw wrote:
gmalivuk wrote:
Your post wasn't magically nicer or more civil just because you didn't use naughty words.


Go look up "ad hominem" . Then pretty please go away.

Verbal abuse is not, in and of itself, ad hominem.
by WibblyWobbly
Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14720
Views: 2249634

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

Sheikh al-Majaneen wrote:It appears that Florida Man has gotten married and migrated to Alabama in an attempt to escape his notoriety.

For some reason, I read that as "Florida Man has gotten married to Alabama ..."
by WibblyWobbly
Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:50 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 'Net Neutrality' Struck Down
Replies: 195
Views: 34384

Re: 'Net Neutrality' Struck Down

On topic (sort of): Why does it look like North Dakota has a vastly higher broadband density than most other states?

Off topic:
CorruptUser wrote:That depends. Will it have hookers and blackjack?

Can we combine the two? Hooker Blackjack?
by WibblyWobbly
Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:31 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9557
Views: 1077615

Re: What are you listening to?

Izawwlgood wrote:Evidently every Sneaker Pimps song Pandora knows is a remix of Six Underground

To be fair, isn't that 90% of the Sneaker Pimps catalog?

I kid, I kid. "Spin Spin Sugar" wasn't bad. But nothing after Becoming X seemed to work as well.
by WibblyWobbly
Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:27 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9557
Views: 1077615

Re: What are you listening to?


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