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by PeteP
Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:36 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: XKCD, where they talk shit about you in a secret subforum
Replies: 150
Views: 27290

Re: XKCD, where they talk shit about you in a secret subforum

Which consist of making fun of the stuff you say, not discussing possible counter arguments or something that would lead to "weirdly similar opinions". I suppose it might in the sense that it brings attention to the thread so theoretically others that think you are talking nonsense might c...
by PeteP
Tue Nov 01, 2016 10:42 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Infinite Balls and Jugs [solution]
Replies: 611
Views: 94366

Re: Infinite Balls and Jugs [solution]

Okay, I accept that set theory gives the result, I still consider the result nonsense and the puzzle does not demand that I use set theory. Thus I see no reason to accept it as the result of the problem. Obviously arguing with someone who does not accept the application of the relevant math would ju...
by PeteP
Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:57 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: XKCD, where they talk shit about you in a secret subforum
Replies: 150
Views: 27290

Re: XKCD, where they talk shit about you in a secret subforum

Yeah. no. We rarely discuss particular arguments in detail except if some topic leads to a disagreement in the thread.
by PeteP
Mon Oct 31, 2016 11:32 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Infinite Balls and Jugs [solution]
Replies: 611
Views: 94366

Re: Infinite Balls and Jugs [solution]

Question based on taking a scenario from elsewhere*: Suppose we have two urns, A and B. At the nth stage we place ball balls 10n-9 to 10n-1 in urn A, and ball 10n in urn B, renumbering the balls at each stage so that urn B contains balls numbered 1 to n, and urn A contains balls numbered n+1 to 10n....
by PeteP
Mon Oct 31, 2016 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Infinite Balls and Jugs [solution]
Replies: 611
Views: 94366

Re: Infinite Balls and Jugs [solution]

The comparision with Zeno's paradox does not work. It is about an infinite sum of increasingly smaller numbers summing to a non infinite number. This is about (10-1)x becoming zero at infinity. Translating it to the scenario from Zeno's paradox Achilles is running in front and the tortoise is still ...
by PeteP
Sun Oct 30, 2016 10:38 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Kill Six Billion Demons
Replies: 6
Views: 3443

Re: Kill Six Billion Demons

Reading it now, it is quite good. Interesting art.
by PeteP
Sat Oct 29, 2016 8:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 914439

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

But in substance, it means almost nothing. Since you haven't seen the emails that is speculation. However the political side is the only side that matters at the moment. This is political warfare designed to influence the election. I disagree. If Comney wanted Trump to win, he could have pushed for...
by PeteP
Sat Oct 29, 2016 6:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 914439

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Sardia your quote tags are messed up
by PeteP
Sat Oct 29, 2016 4:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 914439

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Anyway, I seriously doubt this is enough to save their presidental election,not as long all they have is "more emails, we don't know what they are about or why the fbi considers them relevant, but we know that this time it is something that will destroy her". (I know 538 gives him 18%or so...
by PeteP
Sat Oct 29, 2016 11:43 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 914439

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Yeah that was weird, they found some emails that don't seem to be something that will bring anything new. The emails were not to or from Clinton, and contained information that appeared to be more of what agents had already uncovered, the official said, but in an abundance of caution, they felt they...
by PeteP
Fri Oct 28, 2016 4:42 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 914439

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/10/donald-trump-election-cancel-230414#ixzz4OKBwqXzi “And just thinking to myself right now, we should just cancel the election and just give it to Trump, right? What are we even having it for? What are we having it for?” … Yeah and that is why there are elections...
by PeteP
Thu Oct 27, 2016 10:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 914439

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

This is a big election for so many reasons. In my opinion, much bigger than who ultimately wins the presidency is the question of the future of the Supreme Court and the interpretation of the Constitution. If Hillary wins, she's virtually guaranteed to appoint justices - at least one, and possibly ...
by PeteP
Sun Oct 23, 2016 3:47 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Pay to Win - a game theory problem
Replies: 21
Views: 5216

Re: Pay to Win - a game theory problem

By the same reasoning B can say they will cooperate if A gives them b-1 since with their cooperation A gets 1 coin more so they should do it. (Ignoring the option of lying about the amounts of a and b.)
by PeteP
Sun Oct 23, 2016 3:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 914439

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

First did you read the least few pages? Because some people have stated they don't consider her a good candidate beside her having no chance of winning. So what makes her a good choice beside your stance against the main two? (Well I guess her being not very powerful as presidents go since non of he...
by PeteP
Thu Oct 13, 2016 11:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 914439

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

At SlyReaper. SInce I know what peoples problems with Trump are but with Clinton people criticizing her seem mostly content to just say she is horrible without really bothering with making that point so I don't really have a clear picture what people in this thread are basing that on and whether I ...
by PeteP
Thu Oct 13, 2016 10:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 914439

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

At SlyReaper. SInce I know what peoples problems with Trump are but with Clinton people criticizing her seem mostly content to just say she is horrible without really bothering with making that point so I don't really have a clear picture what people in this thread are basing that on and whether I s...
by PeteP
Thu Oct 13, 2016 10:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 914439

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

So what precisely are you worried that Clinton will do that Congress will need to stop?
by PeteP
Thu Oct 13, 2016 5:06 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic
Replies: 653
Views: 230528

Re: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic

Ah wow second result seems convenient that someone used that exact phrase in their review.^^
by PeteP
Thu Oct 13, 2016 12:31 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic
Replies: 653
Views: 230528

Re: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic

Ah that is it thank you. Yeah I find it hard to google for books sometimes, I mean that he is some lizard like humanoid is the most useful identifying feature but what do you google for? (IBM should just use watson to build a book database so that it can answer such questions!)
by PeteP
Thu Oct 13, 2016 9:54 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 914439

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

You are being too cynical I think they would at least say that the footage was altered and it was in truth HIllary killing and eating the baby, also the baby was ugly and stupid anyway and have you heard about all the adults HIllary definitely murdered, they are adults not just stupid babies and she...
by PeteP
Mon Oct 10, 2016 8:11 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 914439

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

People are complementing him for his last answer apparently but I think that compliment gives her a sound byte and I don't think managing one sincere compliment will really improve opinion of him. So I don't think he scored any points with that. Anyway I think this debate won't cause any significant...
by PeteP
Sat Oct 08, 2016 7:58 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: VLC vs. Media Player Classic
Replies: 10
Views: 7782

Re: VLC vs. Media Player Classic

You are right it has been a long time since I had to deal with codec packs or anything directly. Anyway Media player classic for me, it works well, pauses when I click on the screen (fairly normal but tried one which didn't and it was annoying) the way the progress bar disappears works well for me (...
by PeteP
Fri Oct 07, 2016 5:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Do you meme? Or: I'm not really into Pokémon
Replies: 21
Views: 3813

Re: Do you meme? Or: I'm not really into Pokémon

Not really, I am not much of an fan. But then I don't particularly care about premade jokes* or constantly referencing stuff from media either. All three of course can be actually funny sometimes but often they are just noise. *Don't know the proper term for jokes you basically memorize and then rep...
by PeteP
Fri Oct 07, 2016 3:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 914439

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

He really tends to project if he seriously think Clinton doesn't spends much time preparing, of course she has many other things to do but she will still be really well prepared. Also 3-4 days? Does he mean that as pure prep time or does he think she will literally only begin preparing 2 days before...
by PeteP
Thu Oct 06, 2016 7:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3745
Views: 477375

Re: The Darker Side of the News

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/10/06/striking-new-research-on-inequality-whatever-you-thought-its-worse/ Social mobility and income mobility was worse than previously thought. The reason is illustrated below. If a financial elite parent has a worthless son who becomes a poet, he's...
by PeteP
Wed Oct 05, 2016 6:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Americans can now sue the Saudi gvm for 9/11?
Replies: 38
Views: 6927

Re: Americans can now sue the Saudi gvm for 9/11?

That is one of the negative aspects of democracy (or democracy with term limits at least, without term limits has its own problems) politicians sometimes vote for optics even if they think it is a bad (or good when they vote against it) idea.
by PeteP
Tue Oct 04, 2016 2:24 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Pirate's Dilemna
Replies: 9
Views: 4829

Re: Pirate's Dilemna

If there are two pirates the senior one will give himself all money the vote is a tie so the senior one wins via tie breaker=> There will never be only one pirate and the least senior one doesn't want to reach the stage of having only two left. But the two least senior ones don't have to wo...
by PeteP
Mon Oct 03, 2016 4:47 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic
Replies: 653
Views: 230528

Re: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic

I read some book and forgot the name: The main character is apparently a kind of humanoid lizard, his mother was the leader of the lizard and for some reason (seer stuff I think) she arranges that he (as a child) ends up with travelling um traders I think. He grows up, trader group gets massacred by...
by PeteP
Sat Oct 01, 2016 10:50 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 914439

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

If Bernie were the nominee, I'd be scared Trump would stand a better chance. Openly calling yourself socialist has got to be close to a death sentence for a good chunk of Americans. He's not even that socialist, but... yeah. There were a number of polls conducted on the hypothetical Trump vs Sander...
by PeteP
Fri Sep 30, 2016 9:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"
Replies: 523
Views: 74967

Re: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"

You could generate 200MW with one gallon of diesel if you burned it entirely in three-quarters of a second. It would take 5 million gallons to generate that power continuously for 44 days, but then that's why the 200MW ship we were talking about uses a pair of nuclear reactors. No. What, no? You wi...
by PeteP
Fri Sep 30, 2016 9:12 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Why are some linguistic patterns irritating?
Replies: 59
Views: 11445

Re: Why are some linguistic patterns irritating?

But would it really? Only one meaning is remotely plausible. I understand the idea of phrases which put more effort on the part of the speaker versus the listener, but in practice that doesn't quite seem right. Sure, it's easy to figure out what was intended after even a moment's thought, but it st...
by PeteP
Fri Sep 23, 2016 5:49 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Question about multithreading and multiple readers one writer (c++)
Replies: 4
Views: 4024

Re: Question about multithreading and multiple readers one writer (c++)

Ah yes, I am constantly reading new images so that is the writing part.
by PeteP
Fri Sep 23, 2016 4:27 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Question about multithreading and multiple readers one writer (c++)
Replies: 4
Views: 4024

Question about multithreading and multiple readers one writer (c++)

I am doing something with opencv and I want to search in one image for several things and I want to split that into multiple threads, since during that search they change the image (by filtering it for different colors) they need their own copies. And of course I should avoid it changing the image w...
by PeteP
Thu Sep 22, 2016 2:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6231
Views: 870556

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Didn't Trump also say that the police should start frisking people at random? Aaaand after writing that I did a quick google. Indeed, he did say that, but I was also shocked to learn that many US cities already do this, despite it being deemed unconstitutional and unfairly targeting minorities. Wel...
by PeteP
Tue Sep 13, 2016 2:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"
Replies: 523
Views: 74967

Re: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"

Well, the actual hockey stick graph shows the sudden onset of warming about 1900, by sudden I mean a quarter of a degree celsius in 50 years, followed by a short hiatus of maybe 10 years, right around WWII, followed by another quarter degree in the following 25 year time frame. This graph shows abo...
by PeteP
Tue Sep 13, 2016 1:33 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 608
Views: 72599

Re: Core orbiting planet.

SDK wrote:Image

What exactly is below the crust is still quite a mystery...

That is kinda pretty, what is the source?
by PeteP
Tue Sep 13, 2016 1:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"
Replies: 523
Views: 74967

Re: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"

Ptb? The Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt? For others who have no idea what ptb is, it means "powers that be" :roll: .
by PeteP
Mon Sep 12, 2016 11:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"
Replies: 523
Views: 74967

Re: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"

Eh, meaniehead is an useful word since it is very likely that people using it as an insult won't have anything worthwhile to say. So using it like that might be weird but it still acts as an useful warning sign so whatever. About the strip itself, neat strip. (Though imo the argument is weak regardl...
by PeteP
Mon Sep 12, 2016 9:27 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4408
Views: 718695

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Sao abridged is so much better than sao.

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