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by speising
Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:16 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: The "IT DOESN'T WORK!" thread
Replies: 1958
Views: 507464

Re: The "IT DOESN'T WORK!" thread

Exactly. This method returns the rest of the current line, excluding any line separator at the end. The problem is that nextline, unlike nextint or nextbool, expects no particular value, it is perfectly happy with an empty string. Being no real java programmer, I only guess you could close/open a ne...
by speising
Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:20 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: If you could change the laws of physics...
Replies: 50
Views: 23895

Re: If you could change the laws of physics...

Sizik wrote:Make c exactly 3*108 m/s


You get a recursion problem there, since the meter is defined in c.
by speising
Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:16 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Free OCR that can read XKCD
Replies: 3
Views: 8638

Re: Free OCR that can read XKCD

The op states xkcd as an example of images to ocr.

But i think these png's are to small for good ocr. We are generally using 200dpi scans.
Oh, and the kerning is death for segmentation.
by speising
Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1161: "Hand Sanitizer"
Replies: 89
Views: 20517

Re: 1161 Hand Sanitizer

What's all that about soap anyway? I wouldn't think that washing with ordinary soap is really more efficient in removal of pathogens than water alone.
Soap just removes oily dirt.
by speising
Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1162: "Log Scale"
Replies: 135
Views: 27545

Re: 1162: "Log Scale"

Can somebody please make an analogous graph showing the respective damages resulting from reactor failures in the different kinds of power plants? Sure : http://scienceblogs.de/astrodicticum-simplex/wp-content/blogs.dir/28/files/2012/07/i-035727fc4f0d917650aa54718d9371ad-deathtwh.png Or : http://im...
by speising
Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1162: "Log Scale"
Replies: 135
Views: 27545

Re: 1162: "Log Scale"

Can somebody please make an analogous graph showing the respective damages resulting from reactor failures in the different kinds of power plants?
by speising
Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:01 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Light in Closed Orbits?
Replies: 37
Views: 4070

Re: Light in Closed Orbits?

Please the man is not the child of Schwartz. He's called "black shield" in german.
by speising
Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:58 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0028: "Steak Drop"
Replies: 82
Views: 40786

Re: What-If 28: Steak Drop

I suppose in your world, people don't eat steaks.
by speising
Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1157: "Sick Day"
Replies: 27
Views: 7203

Re: 1157: "Sick Day"

Only freshwater, ocean water seems to be safe, thank god.
by speising
Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:49 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Clones, and Rip Van Winkle
Replies: 2
Views: 2383

Re: Clones, and Rip Van Winkle

To put it another way: most people prefer not to have amnesia.
by speising
Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:20 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9848
Views: 1733400

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

That's as bad as

Code: Select all

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by speising
Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1156: "Conditioning"
Replies: 81
Views: 18994

Re: 1156: "Conditioning"

mishka wrote:You can't condition birds and animals to flock to thumping bass.

They aren't conscious.

I'm pretty sure unconcious pidgeons can't fly (except straight down).
by speising
Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1153: "Proof"
Replies: 64
Views: 17118

Re: 1153: "Proof"

That's easy,since time and space are essentally the same.
Everything is always moving at c. The quesion is only, how much of this is in the space or in the time direction. Something (like light), which moves at c through space does not move in time at all.
by speising
Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1148: "Nothing to Offer"
Replies: 93
Views: 20162

Re: 1148: "Nothing to Offer"

Answer a man a question, and he has knowledge for a day. Point a man to google, and he has knowledge for a life.
by speising
Thu Nov 22, 2012 4:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 423299

Re: Relativity (?) Or Some Crap. [Split from "Pressures"]

I'm sorry, I'm confused by the terminology; how can locations not be at rest? Good question, thank you. The reason that I do re-word stuff, is precisely because i am listening. Also, nice and short and right to the point. 14 If you consider one reference frame to be at rest, then at that instant , ...
by speising
Thu Nov 22, 2012 3:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 423299

Re: Relativity (?) Or Some Crap. [Split from "Pressures"]

well, you could discuss the internal logic/consistency of the postulates. eg Absolute Sequence 15 There is a determinable sequencing of historical outgoing signals. 16 There is a determinable incoming sequence for all observers once the initial establishment of the historical outgoing signal sequenc...
by speising
Thu Nov 22, 2012 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 423299

Re: Relativity (?) Or Some Crap. [Split from "Pressures"]

I'm sorry, I'm confused by the terminology; how can locations not be at rest? Good question, thank you. The reason that I do re-word stuff, is precisely because i am listening. Also, nice and short and right to the point. 14 If you consider one reference frame to be at rest, then at that instant , ...
by speising
Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 423299

Re: Relativity (?) Or Some Crap. [Split from "Pressures"]

NO. Actually adds more confusion. Each transmission site only sends off one transmission. ... Good feedback, thank you. Does that sound massively condescending or is that only me? You have left out the important part of my post. This is bullshit. You deliberately took my words out of context, and p...
by speising
Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 423299

Re: Relativity (?) Or Some Crap. [Split from "Pressures"]

NO. Actually adds more confusion. Each transmission site only sends off one transmission. ... Good feedback, thank you. Does that sound massively condescending or is that only me? Not exactly. The "good feedback" isn't referring at all to the line you quoted, but rather to the two lines y...
by speising
Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:26 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Evil point of view
Replies: 16
Views: 28543

Re: Evil point of view

John Ringo wrote a series with a rapist as the protagonist. The first one is Ghost . Then they fade off into a bizarre mix of military action porn and soft-core BDSM. But our hero does know that his desires are wrong, and he gets rather pissed at people who use rape as a torture tactic. While readi...
by speising
Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 423299

Re: Relativity (?) Or Some Crap. [Split from "Pressures"]

NO. Actually adds more confusion. Each transmission site only sends off one transmission. ... Good feedback, thank you. Does that sound massively condescending or is that only me? when i said wrt, as I have hundreds of times, we all know i mean with respect to. I was asking you to properly phrase y...
by speising
Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 423299

Re: Relativity (?) Or Some Crap. [Split from "Pressures"]

Steve doesn't understand the distinction about spacelike vs timelike separation Spacelike events, means the transmission has NOT REACHED the sensor yet. That means, if i am not mistaken, that the sensor is 100 clueless that the transmission ever occurred. So, not-an-event. A nothing at all, as it w...
by speising
Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 423299

Re: Relativity (?) Or Some Crap. [Split from "Pressures"]

Schrollini, re - the new applet [ learning how it functions phase... } I notice that when i double click enough, I can set the event locations directly onto the screen and they appear as a yellow dot and the green dot. just like Schrollini said in the post introducing this applet. After doing that,...
by speising
Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:45 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Gauge Pressure and Bullets
Replies: 7
Views: 1981

Re: Gauge Pressure and Bullets

Is a bullet even air tight?
by speising
Tue Nov 20, 2012 4:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 423299

Re: Relativity (?) Or Some Crap. [Split from "Pressures"]

JudeMorrigan wrote:
steve waterman wrote:This is not rocket science to convert coordinates between systems.

This entertains me.


ideed. rocket science does not need to factor in relativity (i guess, for currently realistic speeds)
by speising
Tue Nov 20, 2012 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 423299

Re: Relativity (?) Or Some Crap. [Split from "Pressures"]

steve waterman wrote:Is there away to input what I want, and not just random or the default?


How would you specify the input? (in whose coordinates?)
(this is kind of the point of this exercise)
by speising
Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1133: "Up Goer Five"
Replies: 228
Views: 80725

Re: 1133: "Up Goer Five"

That sounds so mind-pressing-down.
by speising
Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:03 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 423299

Re: Relativity (?) Or Some Crap. [Split from "Pressures"]

I am since quite a while conscious of a shortcoming in my character, that i just cannot comprehend how some people simply won't react rationally to logical arguments. Like arguing about god, astrology or homeopathy; you can present all the arguments you want, and to you, they may seem absolutely con...
by speising
Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1135: "Arachnoneurology"
Replies: 107
Views: 23206

Re: 1135: "Arachnoneurology"

Thats why on the discworld, million to one chances crop up nine times out of ten.
by speising
Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 423299

Re: Relativity (?) Or Some Crap. [Split from "Pressures"]

Why does that mean blue is incorrect, and not red? Because the red results EXACTLY match the transmission site-and-time that were inputted and the blue detector readout does not match the transmission site-and-time that were inputted. And yet, the circles intersect. Think about it. The red circles ...
by speising
Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 423299

Re: Relativity (?) Or Some Crap. [Split from "Pressures"]

Schrollini has been reluctant to augment the applet with the blue sets of three sensors transmission TIME output as requested several times. What? The applet has the output from the blue sensors. What? The applet has the red circles intersect at the blue circles at the transmission site. The blue d...
by speising
Mon Nov 19, 2012 6:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 423299

Re: Relativity (?) Or Some Crap. [Split from "Pressures"]

Schrollini has been reluctant to augment the applet with the blue sets of three sensors transmission TIME output as requested several times. What? The applet has the output from the blue sensors. What? The applet has the red circles intersect at the blue circles at the transmission site. The blue d...
by speising
Mon Nov 19, 2012 5:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 423299

Re: Relativity (?) Or Some Crap. [Split from "Pressures"]

I'd like to add a general observation: Most people (in modern times), like to make an observation how things behave in nature, and then try to find rules explaining them, for the purpose to extrapolate predictions about future observations. Eg. they see that light seems to have the same velocity no ...
by speising
Mon Nov 19, 2012 4:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 423299

Re: Relativity (?) Or Some Crap. [Split from "Pressures"]

Actually, every possible choice of physical location (0,0,0) works to represent a universal frame. Wrong. A frame is defined by it's orientation in spacetime, that is its rotation and velocity relative to another. Mis-worded...it seems that "frame" all by itself has implied physical conno...
by speising
Mon Nov 19, 2012 4:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 423299

Re: Relativity (?) Or Some Crap. [Split from "Pressures"]

Actually, every possible choice of physical location (0,0,0) works to represent a universal frame. Wrong. A frame is defined by it's orientation in spacetime, that is its rotation and velocity relative to another. Mis-worded...it seems that "frame" all by itself has implied physical conno...
by speising
Mon Nov 19, 2012 4:08 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9848
Views: 1733400

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

To kill time (and pass online judge questions), I've tried implementing BigInteger in C++. Several operator overloads later, I managed to hammer out the worst corner case bugs I've encountered in my coding life so far. After that, apparently, my implementation works well :D, except for division. I ...
by speising
Mon Nov 19, 2012 4:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 423299

Re: Relativity (?) Or Some Crap. [Split from "Pressures"]

Steve, are trying to say something about relativity now, or just about some math that interests you? I am saying the there exists a unique transmission order. Obviously, this would directly impact upon relativity, it seems. what you are saying does not really impact upon reality. And, it seems, nei...
by speising
Mon Nov 19, 2012 3:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 423299

Re: Relativity (?) Or Some Crap. [Split from "Pressures"]

The red circles are enough. The rest of the intersections are just over-kill; red hyperbolas, blue circles, blue hyperbolas. The stationary red system is enough. The SECOND different (0,0,0) blue system in motion is over-kill. it is not over-kill, since it disproves your claim. Since one determinat...
by speising
Mon Nov 19, 2012 2:49 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Black Holes - not (yet) possible?
Replies: 279
Views: 43063

Re: Black Holes - not (yet) possible?

Velexia wrote:In the meantime, I'll be doing the same, seeking confirmation, reaffirmation, of my points.


Hm, that doesn't sound like a very scientific method. To prove a theory, you should, instead, try to find contradictions.
by speising
Mon Nov 19, 2012 2:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 423299

Re: Relativity (?) Or Some Crap. [Split from "Pressures"]

That is what I am asking, under MY postulated conditions [ having nothing to do with relativity...] All transmission events occur in one unique order wrt a postulated universal time. Would you agree with that statement, or could you re-word it better perhaps? You really like tautologies, don't you?...

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