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by jewish_scientist
Fri May 16, 2014 11:41 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Sign-ups (for PLAYERS)
Replies: 7352
Views: 695212

Re: Sign-ups (for PLAYERS)

(mostly copied from Suzaku) Mod: Lawrencelot Size: 7 Complexity: Low Setup: Open. 2 Mafia, 3 Vanilla Town, 1 Cop, 1 Doctor who can't protect the cop Barstardry: None Speed: 5-day days, 2.5-day nights. Weekends count as half time, accommodations made for holidays etc. Flavour: Limited For more inform...
by jewish_scientist
Fri May 16, 2014 10:39 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Unidirectionally permeable membranes and entropy
Replies: 48
Views: 7016

Re: Unidirectionally permeable membranes and entropy

I like to think about entropy like a probability problem. Billy has 3 shirts, 3 pants and 3 pairs of socks. One of each articles are red, blue or green. If all three articles match, then they are ordered. If any of the articles are different colors, then the outfit is disordered. Billy decides to pi...
by jewish_scientist
Thu May 15, 2014 10:07 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: 1 in 4 Americans Apparently Unaware the Earth Orbits the Sun
Replies: 46
Views: 7949

Re: 1 in 4 Americans Apparently Unaware the Earth Orbits the

Slightly off topic, but I was surprised by one of the question on what the New York Times calls "the high school challenge" ( http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/09/02/science/the-high-school-challenge.html ) It read: Sam has one pound of gold on the Moon, while Dylan has one pound of...
by jewish_scientist
Thu May 15, 2014 8:10 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Ultimate Egg Drop Contest
Replies: 6
Views: 2376

Re: Ultimate Egg Drop Contest

Giving points based on the ratio of weight-dropped-to-structure-weight would lead to everyone picking the highest possible weight and using a lightweight steel cylinder with some sort of minimal base. To encourage more innovation, a standard weight would probably be a better pick. I disagree. Desti...
by jewish_scientist
Thu May 15, 2014 1:39 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Ultimate Egg Drop Contest
Replies: 6
Views: 2376

Re: Ultimate Egg Drop Contest

I have a couple of ideas. 1: Reverse Drop - Contestants select and drop a weight on their structures. Points = weight dropped / weight of structure. Whoever has the most points and a surviving egg wins. 2: Multi-Egg Drop - Contestants drop a structure containing multiple eggs. Whoever has the highes...
by jewish_scientist
Thu May 15, 2014 12:54 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Unidirectionally permeable membranes and entropy
Replies: 48
Views: 7016

Re: Unidirectionally permeable membranes and entropy

I just want to say right now that I have never been taught, by a teacher or myself, fluid dynamics. I have probably made a fundamental mistake somewhere in this post. Still, I decided to post anyway. Imagine a circular pipe that had been labeled like a clock face was filled with water. At the 6 ther...
by jewish_scientist
Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:16 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Help on Evolution essay
Replies: 13
Views: 8996

Re: Help on Evolution essay

Imagine a parabola that passes through the origin and opens downwards. Label the x-axis "Knowledge" and the y-axis "Belief that Religion and Science Contradict". Label the origin "The Simple". Plot several points that are labeled "Children", "Uneducated&q...
by jewish_scientist
Fri Apr 11, 2014 1:48 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Help on Evolution essay
Replies: 13
Views: 8996

Help on Evolution essay

Basically, I am writing an essay where two characters are arguing. One for the theory of evolution and one against. But I am stuck and need a little help. The anti-evolutionist says: "Scientists gather data from soil, fossils, genomes etc. They then use this data and the theory of evolution to ...
by jewish_scientist
Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:53 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Sign-ups (for PLAYERS)
Replies: 7352
Views: 695212

Re: Sign-ups (for PLAYERS)

BAYESIAN MAFIA Mod: Adam H Size: Any (8-12 preferred) Bastardry: Probably none. Definitely nothing major. Setup: Mostly closed. No vanilla roles. No restrictions on posting. Flavor: Something generic with scientists and science and stuff. Players 1. wam 2. Vytron 3. Madge 4. New User 5. Lawrencelot ...
by jewish_scientist
Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:00 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: negative 0
Replies: 6
Views: 2754

negative 0

I read an interesting article on negative absolute temperature ( http://www.quantum-munich.de/research/negative-absolute-temperature/ ). It is a physics article, but it raises a mathematical question. In it, they talk about negative 0. The basic idea is this. If -x = 1/y and x = infinity, then y = -...
by jewish_scientist
Thu Mar 13, 2014 1:42 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Double-Slit Experiment Question
Replies: 28
Views: 4753

Re: Double-Slit Experiment Question

I just want to make sure that I understand things correctly. I have a pear, an orange and an apple. They are 3 distinct fruit, but each shares some characteristics with the others. There are particles, waves and wave functions. They are 3 distinct forms of matter, but each shares some characteristic...
by jewish_scientist
Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:37 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Double-Slit Experiment Question
Replies: 28
Views: 4753

Double-Slit Experiment Question

Billy decides to preform the double-slit experiment. He cuts two vertical slits in a panel. He shines a light through the panel. On the other side of the panel, there is a camera film. When the light waves that passes through the slits, it starts to interfere with itself. The light waves hit the fil...
by jewish_scientist
Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:31 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: The philosopher, the most intelligent man and the fish
Replies: 44
Views: 11583

Re: The philosopher, the most intelligent man and the fish

I noticed that Rhombic always wrote "newsagent's" as opposed to "newsagents". This implied that the car that looks green to color-blind people is in front of another car that is owned by a reporter. Another thing: No, I'm not schizophrenic. This logic puzzle does have a definite ...

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