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by doogly
Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13405
Views: 1452856

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

Except there is no first sentence there. It's just lightning strikes in two places, A thinks they're they same time, B thinks they're different time. There is no cosmic narrator keeping track of the first sentence for you.
by doogly
Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:09 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Publishing Unpopular Research
Replies: 21
Views: 2894

Re: Publishing Unpopular Research

The problem isn't the amount of genetic diversity, the problem is that it is a complete non starter. Species just do not work in such a way that two members will be born fully out of fertile compatability with the rest of their species, and now a new one begins. Your premise only makes sense in the ...
by doogly
Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20908
Views: 2575856

Re: Post your boat race.

Peaceful Whale wrote:(my friend Catherine in a blanket)

Fantastic yes thank you
by doogly
Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:07 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 15253

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

Did we ever get to see how the Rebellion got from blowing up the first Death Star to being on a base on Hoth under attack by the Empire? Nope, the title crawl just told us that's what happened between movies. But the audience's ability to understand the movie is not meaningfully hampered by glossin...
by doogly
Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:20 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 15253

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

Whoa whoa you *know* rocks also have a connection to the force. Yoda done *tole* you.

And "inept rehashing of the first ones" is a criticism that totally does not apply to the first ones.
by doogly
Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:31 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: How does color charge work?
Replies: 4
Views: 1845

Re: How does color charge work?

The long mathy answer is SU(3), it's a lie group theory party up in this particle physics.
by doogly
Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:43 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 15253

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

Just cause you can imagine a way to fill in the gaps doesn't mean that the movies shouldn't. And the Empire - First Order connection is unclear. Was Snoke supposed to be some Moff gone big? Who knows?
by doogly
Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:10 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The worst film you've seen
Replies: 706
Views: 239155

Re: The worst film you've seen

Eraserhead. You just listed the title of what some consider to be David Lynch(professional weirdo)'s best work. And nothing else. Can you please explain what the problem was? Also - insert my "you really need to watch more bad films if that was the worst" statements. Yeah, that is like sa...
by doogly
Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:43 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic
Replies: 538
Views: 38075

Re: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic

Well, some people have an awful habit of clicking to show the posts of people they've taken the trouble to foe, which just makes more trouble for them. Very self defeating but here we are.
by doogly
Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic
Replies: 538
Views: 38075

Re: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic

Yeah I am super deliberate about these things, which leads to a happier life and a big selection bias.
by doogly
Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:53 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Which Female Singer has the most beautiful Voice?
Replies: 47
Views: 27907

Re: Which Female Singer has the most beautiful Voice?

Today is a good day for this thread to be bumped because the answer is Marlene Dietrich and she is also today's google doodle, it being her 116th birthday.
by doogly
Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic
Replies: 538
Views: 38075

Re: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic

Then I thought, "make it funny, write #NotAllFeminists." I think it really is perfectly analogous. Yes it's true not all men do awful things, and it's true not all feminists do awful things, and in both cases, if somebody has been wronged by these groups, offering up some "no true sc...
by doogly
Mon Dec 25, 2017 3:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20908
Views: 2575856

Re: Post your boat race.

map optional.
by doogly
Mon Dec 25, 2017 3:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20908
Views: 2575856

Re: Post your boat race.

Flicky we discussed very clearly how you should acquire a cat for use in pictures.
by doogly
Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:20 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Quantum Question
Replies: 110
Views: 12509

Re: Quantum Question

What problems do you have with QM? DB/B breaks locality, which is astonishing violence to our notion of reality, to no explanatory advantage. Also probably violates relativity, but people wiggle on that. There's lots of irresponsible reporting. Here's a lil one. http://backreaction.blogspot.com/2015...
by doogly
Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:11 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Quantum Question
Replies: 110
Views: 12509

Re: Quantum Question

yes, but I'm working, and they're not novel observations so you can probably find a good explanation of their faults more quickly than I could write one.
by doogly
Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:17 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Quantum Question
Replies: 110
Views: 12509

Re: Quantum Question

De Broglie / Bohm is particularly rubbish
New Scientist, generally rubbish
by doogly
Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Is there somewhere you go to discuss books?
Replies: 16
Views: 2892

Re: Is there somewhere you go to discuss books?

Combine that with the Bear Gryllis pea drinking survival tip and you have got a really high demand reality tv show for certain markets.
by doogly
Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:36 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The Assumptions of Searle’s Chinese Room Thought Experiment
Replies: 64
Views: 9177

Re: The Assumptions of Searle’s Chinese Room Thought Experiment

What does it mean to be "fundamental to the universe"? Not fully explainable in terms of other laws of physics, particles, etc. For instance, gears aren't fundamental to the universe, because there aren't any laws of the universe that say anything about gears specifically; the fact that g...
by doogly
Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Is there somewhere you go to discuss books?
Replies: 16
Views: 2892

Re: Is there somewhere you go to discuss books?

Also there is wine.
by doogly
Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Is there somewhere you go to discuss books?
Replies: 16
Views: 2892

Re: Is there somewhere you go to discuss books?

She is profoundly uninterested in email.
by doogly
Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:36 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 15253

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

And yeah so Luke, he had the womp rats. Crude, but counts as practice. He's not such a bad pilot himself, you know. And his father was a great Jedi himself, whoever he was and however he got there. So he can arc from a whiny bumpkin to a master, and we can dig. Anakin, alright. What's he got. Midich...
by doogly
Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:14 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 15253

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

SecondTalon wrote:You understand you described Luke, yes?

Yeah but he used to bullseye womp rats back home.
by doogly
Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Is there somewhere you go to discuss books?
Replies: 16
Views: 2892

Re: Is there somewhere you go to discuss books?

I talk to my mother.
by doogly
Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:16 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 15253

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

That said, nobody is really very interested in defending the prequels, so bringing them up is a bit of a strawman. They're cannon, they don't contradict the original trilogy, and multiple people repeatedly mentioned how much worse TFA is than them, so I disagree with that assertion. Yeah, I am happ...
by doogly
Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:19 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 15253

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

rawr
by doogly
Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:09 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 15253

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

Zohar wrote:What's with the hate towards 7? It loses *a lot* of points for being very much a remake of IV, but other than that it was pretty great.

It loses every point. No points awarded.
We will definitely have to talk to the dean.
by doogly
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:30 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 15253

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

II had "Not like sand." Unacceptable.

But the bottom line is really just that they are both bad, but better than 7.
by doogly
Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:39 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 15253

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

Liri wrote:I'd rather re-watch Eps. I, II, and III than VII or VIII. I'll admit it.

Yeah. I, II and III are like C, C-, B? But VII was automatic F, we have to talk to the dean about what you did. I am not watching VIII but I read the wikipedia. It appears to be as bad as expected.
by doogly
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20908
Views: 2575856

Re: Post your boat race.

yeah it does, obviously, don't be dense.
get cat pics.
by doogly
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20908
Views: 2575856

Re: Post your boat race.

Or get one. They're great!
by doogly
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20908
Views: 2575856

Re: Post your boat race.

No cat. Do over.
by doogly
Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:46 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Tear-jerkers (merged: Fictional Tears)
Replies: 121
Views: 19720

Re: Tear-jerkers (merged: Fictional Tears)

Grave of the Fireflies is the saddest. It is excellent, but egads. There is a good reason why it was designed to have a Totoro chaser. (Though Totoro is also sad if you come in with the knowledge that you are being lied to, and home girl absolutely dies.)
by doogly
Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:32 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Quantum Question
Replies: 110
Views: 12509

Re: Quantum Question

No that is a completely classical situation you described.

The difference between classical ignorance and quantum indeterminacy is not readily apparent in things like the above situations, but when you include repeated measurements it matters, this is the Bell inequality business.
by doogly
Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:12 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Quantum Question
Replies: 110
Views: 12509

Re: Quantum Question

Yeah, that seems right.

It's weird. There are good reasons why you can't experimentally get cats into such a state. I'd be really pleased to see like, a couple grains of sand in such a state.
by doogly
Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:57 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: PhD study of this forum
Replies: 32
Views: 17371

Re: PhD study of this forum

Congrats!
by doogly
Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:37 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Quantum Question
Replies: 110
Views: 12509

Re: Quantum Question

Let's say Alice is p unreliable. I give her a 50/50 shot. That is classical. It is not then 1/sqrt(2)( |alice does> + |alice don't>). She's not in a quantum state, she's not entangled with anything, I just don't know what she's going to do. Quantum mechanics is about more than just ignorance.
by doogly
Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:03 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Quantum Question
Replies: 110
Views: 12509

Re: Quantum Question

Yeah, the cat would need to be in a sufficiently low pressure and temperature box that odds are really good it is dead. Much better than even. I think Ucim is off, above. If you have a cat in a box and your friend Alice is watching the box, but you put Alice in a box of her own, and aren't observing...
by doogly
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:40 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Quantum Question
Replies: 110
Views: 12509

Re: Quantum Question

I think for the most part I don't have to yell at Xanthir. I think it just shows that it's important that when you want to use words like "reality," you shouldn't use them for the parts of your story that are the averaged, processed, coarse grained, etc, bits. It's the wacky bits underneat...
by doogly
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Quantum Question
Replies: 110
Views: 12509

Re: Quantum Question

An observer is a Hermitian operator. But yeah so this illustrates a problem with developing an ontology based off of your approximation. The statement "nothing becomes real until it is observed" could be more precisely rephrased as "nothing behaves classically until it interacts with ...

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