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by WibblyWobbly
Thu Aug 08, 2013 3:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1248: "Sphere"
Replies: 78
Views: 18198

Re: 1248: "Sphere"

We're not just "trapped on the surface of a sphere". That's the understatement of a lifetime. We are a thin film of life growing in the wet grooves on the surface of a rock. Which is in turn a thin crust cooled on the surface of a ball of hot magma. And we're blanketed from cold hard vacu...
by WibblyWobbly
Thu Aug 08, 2013 1:33 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] POLL: Are you religious?
Replies: 139
Views: 24310

Re: [SAFESPACE] POLL: Are you religious?

I have always had trouble with whether or not to believe. I would really like to believe in something, especially a loving God, but I can't. I am broken; I'm not trying to get into a discussion on depression, but I feel broken , and I have since I was old enough to understand what that feeling meant...
by WibblyWobbly
Thu Aug 08, 2013 1:24 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: AU Woman raped in Emirates, Jailed for Reporting
Replies: 93
Views: 24923

Re: AU Woman raped in Emirates, Jailed for Reporting

Oh. Sorry, then. Carry on.

you're a semantic jibe.
by WibblyWobbly
Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: AU Woman raped in Emirates, Jailed for Reporting
Replies: 93
Views: 24923

Re: AU Woman raped in Emirates, Jailed for Reporting

It'd be interesting if they issued an "honest" travel advisory: "Women are advised to take extreme precautions upon arrival in the United Arab Emirates, as upon clearing customs, your human rights will be confiscated." When you are in the UAE, be aware that local laws and penalt...
by WibblyWobbly
Wed Aug 07, 2013 2:41 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90172
Views: 9083232

Re: unhatched fishes and turtle excluding devices

What is the American equivalent of Vegemite or marmite? Nutella? Or is that Italian? Disclaimer: I have no idea what vegemite or marmite tastes like. This may have been an insult to Nutella. Quite the insult. Vegemite and Marmite are yeast products - by-products of beermaking, IIRC - and Nutella is...
by WibblyWobbly
Wed Aug 07, 2013 2:33 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3479226

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

I am getting more and more irritable and impatient toward people that are less intellectually brisk than me (that understand slowly or not at all, repeat themselves...) despite any other qualities they may have. While my anger toward wilfuly ignorant people doesn't bother me, this does. I don't fee...
by WibblyWobbly
Wed Aug 07, 2013 2:13 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: AU Woman raped in Emirates, Jailed for Reporting
Replies: 93
Views: 24923

Re: AU Woman raped in Emirates, Jailed for Reporting

It'd be interesting if they issued an "honest" travel advisory: "Women are advised to take extreme precautions upon arrival in the United Arab Emirates, as upon clearing customs, your human rights will be confiscated."
by WibblyWobbly
Wed Aug 07, 2013 12:56 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: STAR! Trek into Darkness?
Replies: 165
Views: 49154

Re: STAR! Trek into Darkness?

I fucking hated this movie. Mainly for one reason and one reason only: Your going to do the Spock/Kirk dies scene... And not make Spock/Kirk die? Seriously JJ? Not gutsy enough to actually go through with it. Well, it's not like it really lasted long the first time around either. The subsequent...
by WibblyWobbly
Tue Aug 06, 2013 5:05 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4990
Views: 748338

Re: Doctor Whom

SlyReaper wrote:Funny.

A few words for future potential companions:
Spoiler:
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by WibblyWobbly
Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Anita Sarkeesian used footage from "Let's Play" videos
Replies: 226
Views: 50584

Re: Anita Sarkeesian used footage from "Let's Play" videos

It would be easier and faster to carve "Jackass" onto your forehead so everyone else would be forewarned. Besides my general tactic of out condescending other posters, i'm actually quite supprised at the vitriol here. But yes I'm like this in real life too, so the tattoo would be excessiv...
by WibblyWobbly
Tue Aug 06, 2013 1:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Anita Sarkeesian used footage from "Let's Play" videos
Replies: 226
Views: 50584

Re: Anita Sarkeesian used footage from "Let's Play" videos

I don't think I've caused so much heat & light over a completely trivial topic with an over inflated guestimate figure, which as far as I can tell shouldn't have insulted anyone :) OK, so you're saying a large swath of people don't exist (or don't count, because reasons ), but it's OK, they sho...
by WibblyWobbly
Mon Aug 05, 2013 4:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Anita Sarkeesian used footage from "Let's Play" videos
Replies: 226
Views: 50584

Re: Anita Sarkeesian used footage from "Let's Play" videos

an overtly black protagonist There's a man who leads a life of danger. To everyone he meets he stays a stranger. With every move he makes another chance he takes. Odds are he won't live to see tomorrow. Secret Black Protag Secret Black Protag They've given you a costume, and taken away your race. B...
by WibblyWobbly
Sat Aug 03, 2013 2:00 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: XKeyscore: Worse than PRISM
Replies: 35
Views: 10573

Re: XKeyscore: Worse than PRISM

Please, this is XKCD; we all know it's the Erdos number . This gives me a great new idea: Osama number. If you are (or were) Osama bin Laden, you get an Osama number of 0. If you ever had a phone call with Osama, you have an Osama number of 1. In general, your Osama number is n+1, where n is the sm...
by WibblyWobbly
Fri Aug 02, 2013 2:39 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Galilean:x' with respect to S'? AND SPECIAL BONUS x' = x-d?
Replies: 908
Views: 170634

Re: Galilean:x' with respect to S'? AND SPECIAL BONUS x' = x

What, then, is the Luciano-coordinate of Andrea Bocelli when the Tenors play Florence? B flat. Which is the same as A sharp. So, now that we know B=A, we can rename the system Lucibno(Aocelli). So if I move Florence to New York, does that make all tenors into altos? (or would that be bltos?) Jose I...
by WibblyWobbly
Fri Aug 02, 2013 1:53 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Galilean:x' with respect to S'? AND SPECIAL BONUS x' = x-d?
Replies: 908
Views: 170634

Re: Galilean:x' with respect to S'? AND SPECIAL BONUS x' = x

Here is the post in question. Note that Steve actually does the Galilean transformation correctly; he just denies that this is what he's done. His problem isn't conceptual, it's notational. He's convinced himself that the symbols x and x' mean something different than what everyone else takes them ...
by WibblyWobbly
Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Galilean:x' with respect to S'? AND SPECIAL BONUS x' = x-d?
Replies: 908
Views: 170634

Re: Galilean:x' with respect to S'? AND SPECIAL BONUS x' = x

added - instead of the above question, I would rather hear the answer to this one. please. Given S(x,y,z) ...does x = the distance from S(0,0,0) to (x,0,0)? Could you point me to where in the 5000+ post ex-"pressures" thread you posted your mathematical background? Alternatively, could yo...
by WibblyWobbly
Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Galilean:x' with respect to S'? AND SPECIAL BONUS x' = x-d?
Replies: 908
Views: 170634

Re: Galilean:x' with respect to S'? AND SPECIAL BONUS x' = x

added - instead of the above question, I would rather hear the answer to this one. please. Given S(x,y,z) ...does x = the distance from S(0,0,0) to (x,0,0)? Could you point me to where in the 5000+ post ex-"pressures" thread you posted your mathematical background? Alternatively, could yo...
by WibblyWobbly
Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Galilean:x' with respect to S'? AND SPECIAL BONUS x' = x-d?
Replies: 908
Views: 170634

Re: Galilean:x' with respect to S'? AND SPECIAL BONUS x' = x

I posted this just moments ago and somehow it ended up up page 13, and then page 14 has an old post, that it certainly out of order, so I will post this again...and stop for today. Mathematically, 1. S(x,y,z) coincident S'(x',y',z'). 2. When S and S are coincident, x' = x. 3. When S or S' are not c...
by WibblyWobbly
Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Galilean:x' with respect to S'? AND SPECIAL BONUS x' = x-d?
Replies: 908
Views: 170634

Re: Galilean:x' with respect to S'? AND SPECIAL BONUS x' = x

I posted this just moments ago and somehow it ended up up page 13, and then page 14 has an old post, that it certainly out of order, so I will post this again...and stop for today. Mathematically, 1. S(x,y,z) coincident S'(x',y',z'). 2. When S and S are coincident, x' = x. 3. When S or S' are not c...
by WibblyWobbly
Tue Jul 30, 2013 6:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Galilean:x' with respect to S'? AND SPECIAL BONUS x' = x-d?
Replies: 908
Views: 170634

Re: Galilean:x' with respect to S'? AND SPECIAL BONUS x' = x

SecondTalon wrote:Good god, Steve. By that understanding, French Fries are composed of Au Jus and roast beef.

Damn you. I could go for a good roast beef sandwich.
by WibblyWobbly
Tue Jul 30, 2013 6:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Galilean:x' with respect to S'? AND SPECIAL BONUS x' = x-d?
Replies: 908
Views: 170634

Re: Galilean:x' with respect to S'? AND SPECIAL BONUS x' = x

Cartesian system with no point(s)? Isn't that kinda like a hamburger with no meat, no bread, no additives, no sauces, no plate and no table? And I mean that seriously - I was under the impression the points were the entire point, and the whole X/Y/Z nonsense was so we could talk about them by speci...
by WibblyWobbly
Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Galilean:x' with respect to S'? AND SPECIAL BONUS x' = x-d?
Replies: 908
Views: 170634

Re: Galilean:x' with respect to S'? AND SPECIAL BONUS x' = x

Cartesian system with no point(s)? Isn't that kinda like a hamburger with no meat, no bread, no additives, no sauces, no plate and no table? And I mean that seriously - I was under the impression the points were the entire point, and the whole X/Y/Z nonsense was so we could talk about them by speci...
by WibblyWobbly
Tue Jul 30, 2013 1:39 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Galilean:x' with respect to S'? AND SPECIAL BONUS x' = x-d?
Replies: 908
Views: 170634

Re: Galilean:x' with respect to S'? AND SPECIAL BONUS x' = x

If that doesn't settle it in a way Steve can understand, then Steve is intentionally misunderstanding. Not understanding is not a problem; choosing not to understand is - it's intellectual dishonesty. And I think Steve's guilty of that. I imagine he'll ignore the animation and re-post his "wor...
by WibblyWobbly
Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:18 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Galilean:x' with respect to S'? AND SPECIAL BONUS x' = x-d?
Replies: 908
Views: 170634

Re: Galilean:x' with respect to S'? AND SPECIAL BONUS x' = x

If that doesn't settle it in a way Steve can understand, then Steve is intentionally misunderstanding. Not understanding is not a problem; choosing not to understand is - it's intellectual dishonesty. And I think Steve's guilty of that. I imagine he'll ignore the animation and re-post his "word...
by WibblyWobbly
Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Galilean:x' with respect to S'? AND SPECIAL BONUS x' = x-d?
Replies: 908
Views: 170634

Re: Galilean:x' with respect to S'? AND SPECIAL BONUS x' = x

The Galilean has no double prime notation/logic, nor do I. Hence, why I backed down on any possible M(x,y,z)...no such thing. Steve , when I was three, I wanted to write music. Stay with me here -- I swear that it's relevant. When I was three, I wanted to write music. And I knew what music looked l...
by WibblyWobbly
Sat Jul 27, 2013 3:15 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Material Selection
Replies: 6
Views: 3913

Re: Material Selection

Yeah I suppose that would help, wouldn't it... I need the material to be a conductor (actual conductivity shouldn't matter too much), relatively cheap, low density, not violently reactive with water, and a melting point between roughly 200C and 500C. To me it sounds like a metal or alloy would fit ...
by WibblyWobbly
Sat Jul 27, 2013 2:31 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Material Selection
Replies: 6
Views: 3913

Re: Material Selection

Are you hesitant to suggest specific classes of material or general fields of application? I would think most databases that would contain all of the sort of information you're looking for will be specialized to certain fields. Even very general classes of material might help. I can think of probabl...
by WibblyWobbly
Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Galilean:x' with respect to S'? AND SPECIAL BONUS x' = x-d?
Replies: 908
Views: 170634

Re: We're on the road to nowhere

So, there seems no objection yet, to my labeling of the red S axis nor blue S' axis, nor to any of the original Pfhorrest depiction...taking a break now, might post later tonight, probably not. Don't mistake "have not objected to yet " for "do not object to". There's a whole hea...
by WibblyWobbly
Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Galilean:x' with respect to S'? AND SPECIAL BONUS x' = x-d?
Replies: 908
Views: 170634

Re: Galilean:x' with respect to S'? AND SPECIAL BONUS x' = x

I find it quite a surprise, that only very very recently, did I find out that Schrollini was unaware that the Galilean transformations equations given states 1 S and S' are coincident at t = 0 2 x = x' at t = 0 3 vt is applied to one of the coincident systems Given two coincident Cartesian systems ...
by WibblyWobbly
Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1715206

Re: Today I Learned

teenidle wrote:TIL that a decibel is one tenth of a bel. I...never thought about it that way. Well, uh, baby steps, I guess... :oops:

So, can I start talking about sounds over 100 decibels as being over a dekabel?
by WibblyWobbly
Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Galilean:x' with respect to S'? AND SPECIAL BONUS x' = x-d?
Replies: 908
Views: 170634

Re: Galilean:x' with respect to S'? AND SPECIAL BONUS x' = x

Given: two Cartesian coordinate systems, S(x,y,z) and S'(x',y',z'), which have the same scale, orientation, etc. ... S and S' are identical, but they are not coincident; their origins are separated by a distance d along a shared axis (make it the x-axis/x'-axis). Question: Does x' = x? x and x' are...
by WibblyWobbly
Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Galilean:x' with respect to S'? AND SPECIAL BONUS x' = x-d?
Replies: 908
Views: 170634

Re: Galilean:x' with respect to S'? AND SPECIAL BONUS x' = x

I posted this once before and then deleted it because I thought it wasn't a very good exercise, but all the mathematical rigor in the world doesn't seem to convince Steve that a manifold isn't something physicists invented to pull the wool over his eyes. So here goes; I'll be using some of Steve's ...
by WibblyWobbly
Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Galilean:x' with respect to S'? AND SPECIAL BONUS x' = x-d?
Replies: 908
Views: 170634

Re: Galilean:x' with respect to S'? AND SPECIAL BONUS x' = x

I posted this once before and then deleted it because I thought it wasn't a very good exercise, but all the mathematical rigor in the world doesn't seem to convince Steve that a manifold isn't something physicists invented to pull the wool over his eyes. So here goes; I'll be using some of Steve's t...
by WibblyWobbly
Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90172
Views: 9083232

Re: unhatched fishes and turtle excluding devices

33.9k, native speaker, age 30. Y'all trollops better recognize. :)
by WibblyWobbly
Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:39 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Galilean:x' with respect to S'? AND SPECIAL BONUS x' = x-d?
Replies: 908
Views: 170634

Re: Galilean:x' with respect to S'? AND SPECIAL BONUS x' = x

Sorry to hear that, Steve. Best wishes on a speedy recovery.
by WibblyWobbly
Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:01 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9561
Views: 1164186

Re: What are you listening to?

by WibblyWobbly
Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Galilean:x' with respect to S'? AND SPECIAL BONUS x' = x-d?
Replies: 908
Views: 170634

Re: x' = x-d?

Does x' = x -d, when restricted to a mathematical Cartesian setting? Given coincident Cartesian coordinates systems S(x,y,z) and S'(x',y',z'), where x = x', y = y', z = z', d = 0. *d = distance of separation between S and S' along the common x/x' axis Allow one of the two systems to be repositioned...
by WibblyWobbly
Fri Jul 19, 2013 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Galilean:x' with respect to S'? AND SPECIAL BONUS x' = x-d?
Replies: 908
Views: 170634

Re: Galilean:x' with respect to S'?

Allow me to cut out a bunch of junk that you aren't actually using in this proof: Given coincident Cartesian coordinates systems S(x,y,z) and S'(x',y',z'), where x = x' , y = y', z = z', d* = 0 let d* = distance of separation between S and S' along the common x/x' axis 1 x = x'-d, if mathematically...
by WibblyWobbly
Fri Jul 19, 2013 3:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Galilean:x' with respect to S'? AND SPECIAL BONUS x' = x-d?
Replies: 908
Views: 170634

Re: Galilean:x' with respect to S'?

spoilered for minor pedantry. to be fair, coordinate systems can move in relation to each other - re: GRS80 vs. NAD83 - because they are defined to different things (center of Earth's mass for the GRS80 ellipsoid, center of mass for the North American plate for NAD83 - considering that the ...

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