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by LucasBrown
Tue Apr 20, 2010 10:27 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Most Popular Word on Google!
Replies: 34
Views: 3209

Re: Most Popular Word on Google!

Results 1 - 10 of about 3,540,000,000 for that Results 1 - 10 of about 5,410,000,000 for with [definition]. (0.18 seconds) I believe we are now searching for five-letter words: I think we should really move on to five letters Current winners: 4 letters--this, 7.4 billion 5 letters--which, 2.95 bill...
by LucasBrown
Tue Apr 20, 2010 10:22 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 7496
Views: 632689

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

No.
Can you find a psychopathic killer cat?
Wow, that was bad... I posted a reply to what wasn't the last post and had to edit; then I thought I knew what an IRL calendar was and said yes, and then I googled it and had to say no.
by LucasBrown
Tue Apr 20, 2010 1:31 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: public misconceptions
Replies: 1073
Views: 139649

Re: public misconceptions

So what is it?
by LucasBrown
Tue Apr 20, 2010 4:37 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: ITT: We make lame threads.
Replies: 1851
Views: 142187

Re: ITT: We make lame threads.

I will erase that language from the memory of every human so that nobody can be temporarily distracted. Your wrath does not live on! Hah!
by LucasBrown
Tue Apr 20, 2010 4:32 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Post number X wins
Replies: 110
Views: 18696

Re: Post number X wins

That's more reasonable.
by LucasBrown
Tue Apr 20, 2010 4:23 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Random bitstream! (000zerozero000000zero)
Replies: 1947
Views: 213282

Re: Random bitstream! (000zerozero000000zero)

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by LucasBrown
Tue Apr 20, 2010 1:20 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Most Popular Word on Google!
Replies: 34
Views: 3209

Re: Most Popular Word on Google!

Edging you out...
Results 1 - 10 of about 2,950,000,000 for which [definition]. (0.13 seconds)
by LucasBrown
Tue Apr 20, 2010 12:38 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Most Popular Word on Google!
Replies: 34
Views: 3209

Re: Most Popular Word on Google!

Sorry... I meant to submit Results "1 - 10 of about 7,270,000,000 for this [definition]. (0.15 seconds) "
by LucasBrown
Tue Apr 20, 2010 12:30 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Most Popular Word on Google!
Replies: 34
Views: 3209

Re: Most Popular Word on Google!

Results 1 - 10 of about 11,640,000,000 for the [definition]. (0.22 seconds)
by LucasBrown
Tue Apr 20, 2010 12:28 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 85599
Views: 6067684

Re: Count to a Million

28758
by LucasBrown
Tue Apr 20, 2010 12:25 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)
Replies: 36662
Views: 1994606

Re: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must p

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So far, the ratio is about 1:4.
by LucasBrown
Tue Apr 20, 2010 12:23 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Post number X wins
Replies: 110
Views: 18696

Re: Post number 49387 wins

Kurushimi wrote:You probably should have chosen a lower number.
Anyone want to count to 1729?

I do!
by LucasBrown
Tue Apr 20, 2010 12:19 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Ban the person above you
Replies: 20271
Views: 1033829

Re: Ban the person above you

Ditto.
by LucasBrown
Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:49 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Random bitstream! (000zerozero000000zero)
Replies: 1947
Views: 213282

Re: Random bitstream! (000zerozero000000zero)

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by LucasBrown
Mon Apr 19, 2010 1:45 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Question about information and uncertainty
Replies: 10
Views: 1312

Re: Question about information and uncertainty

gmalivuk wrote:
LucasBrown wrote:It's not phase space that the HP talks about

Exactly, which is why your "actually it's area" post didn't really make any sense in the context of what you were responding to.

I should have made my "actually it's area" post clearer. But let's not get any further off-topic.
by LucasBrown
Sun Apr 18, 2010 5:15 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: public misconceptions
Replies: 1073
Views: 139649

Re: public misconceptions

I loathe the new face creams called "DNAge", which supposedly uses DNA technology to reverse ageing. In the commercial they even show a little cartoon of the cream inserting a gene into your face cells. When my friend saw me die a little inside she exclaimed "Hey, you're in genetics,...
by LucasBrown
Sun Apr 18, 2010 5:12 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Gyroscopes
Replies: 14
Views: 2372

Re: Gyroscopes

PM 2Ring wrote:As for weird science stuff, my vote goes to Helium II.

That and ferrofluids, superconductivity, and associated things.

Don't forget lava lamps! They're pretty simple to understand but just plain awesome.
by LucasBrown
Sun Apr 18, 2010 5:05 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Question about information and uncertainty
Replies: 10
Views: 1312

Re: Question about information and uncertainty

Lets say you have a 6*10^23 dimensional phase space. Which dimension are you singling out to not include in the hyperarea? It's not phase space that the HP talks about; it's "real" 3D space. But I'm not one to ask about this--all I know about the HP is that the number of bits required to ...
by LucasBrown
Sun Apr 18, 2010 4:59 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Physics vs Bio: Sensitivity
Replies: 36
Views: 3803

Re: Physics vs Bio: Sensitivity

Are we talking about sensitivity of instrumentation (obvious win for physics/engineering) or range of sensitivity (bio may give a run for it's money)? We're talking about range of sensitivity. Physics winner so far: spectrum analyzer, range of 16 orders of magnitude Bio winner so far: human ear, ra...
by LucasBrown
Sun Apr 18, 2010 3:22 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: public misconceptions
Replies: 1073
Views: 139649

Re: public misconceptions

Heh.. This talk of organic food reminds me of a time I went with a friend to a temple here in Bangkok that is closely associated with "organic" farming and has shops and food stalls around selling only "organic" products. He sometimes takes the whole "organic" thing ov...
by LucasBrown
Sun Apr 18, 2010 3:06 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Physics vs Bio: Sensitivity
Replies: 36
Views: 3803

Re: Physics vs Bio: Sensitivity

Yeah, but if we're counting raw range, the fact that it doesn't pass on the information isn't really relevant. Excuse me?!? If a pixel in a CCD gets hit by a photon but doesn't pass on that information, has it really registered that it's been hit? Similarly, if the retina gets hit by a photon but t...
by LucasBrown
Sat Apr 17, 2010 8:13 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Question about information and uncertainty
Replies: 10
Views: 1312

Re: Question about information and uncertainty

BlackSails wrote:What is quantized is the volume of the state the particle occupies in phase space.


Actually, it's the area, as per the holographic principle. As usual, Wikipedia's article on the subject is rather good if you want to check it out.
by LucasBrown
Sat Apr 17, 2010 3:55 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Physics vs Bio: Sensitivity
Replies: 36
Views: 3803

Re: Physics vs Bio: Sensitivity

I believe the contest is about ranges , not how large or small the center of the range is. To the folks who posted about LIGO and Arecibo: what are the minimum and maximum changes they can note? According to Wikipedia, the ear goes from ~3dB to ~137dB, for n = 14. I have not been able to find simila...
by LucasBrown
Thu Apr 15, 2010 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Physics: conservation of energy question
Replies: 4
Views: 899

Re: Physics: conservation of energy question

You'll need to find the point at which the work done by friction on the paint can equals the work done by gravity. W_g = mgh; W_f = N * \mu * d, where m is the mass of the can, g is the acceleration due to gravity, h is the height the can has descended, N is the magnitude of the normal force, \mu is...
by LucasBrown
Thu Apr 15, 2010 8:03 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Question about information and uncertainty
Replies: 10
Views: 1312

Re: Question about information and uncertainty

You would seem to be basically correct--the Shannon Uncertainty Principle is a precise statement of what you appear to be saying.
by LucasBrown
Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:56 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Breaking Rocks
Replies: 13
Views: 1627

Re: Breaking Rocks

To break a rock (or anything else) you must break the chemical bonds holding it together. Large rocks have more bonds to break, so they require more energy to break. It is far easier to deliver a large amount of energy with a large hammer than with a small hammer. You could break the rocks with a sm...
by LucasBrown
Thu Apr 15, 2010 3:04 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Assumptions that the Scientific Method makes?
Replies: 45
Views: 4907

Re: Assumptions that the Scientific Method makes?

MSTK wrote:The universe acts under laws that we can understand and analyze with our human mental capability.

I'd say that's wrong. If we could analyze the universe with our own mental capacity, then why does so much of modern science rely on computers?

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