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by AndyG314
Mon Aug 01, 2016 6:51 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Problem about free will
Replies: 126
Views: 28839

Re: Problem about free will

Some persons see a five headed dragon named Hiram McDaniels while anothers does not. There observations are mutually exclusive, so one group must be mistaken. Plato in his Allegory of the Cave concludes that it is impossible to definitively prove whether any observation corresponds to reality. Ther...
by AndyG314
Thu Dec 10, 2015 8:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The profit ethic at work!
Replies: 55
Views: 12859

Re: The profit ethic at work!

It's practically criminal, and he should go commit seppuku to redeem himself as a result. He's an idiot, and his company will be a smoldering wreck in short order. He thought he had a monopoly, he thought that the drug was way under priced, he was wrong. Turns out it was over priced! Within a matte...
by AndyG314
Tue Dec 01, 2015 6:58 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Lapop for Engineering (Postgrad Uni)
Replies: 9
Views: 11502

Re: Lapop for Engineering (Postgrad Uni)

I'm an electrical engineer, and developer. I'm running a few year old 17.3 inch Aser gaming laptop and loving it. I recomend a gaming laptop for anyone who wants a powerful laptop. I paid less than 1000 bucks for it. The reason I bought it was essentially cost, a quad core workstation from Lenovo co...
by AndyG314
Tue Dec 01, 2015 6:35 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: USB vs PCI Wireless Adapters
Replies: 3
Views: 7758

Re: USB vs PCI Wireless Adapters

the only real difference between a PCI wireless adapter and a USB wireless adapter is that one uses a PCI slot and the other uses a USB port. There are some other differences, that may or may not matter. First there is power, a usb 3.0 port puts out a maximum of 4.5 watts, while the minimum power p...
by AndyG314
Wed Sep 30, 2015 8:54 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Please help me on a design decision on immutability
Replies: 10
Views: 5391

Re: Please help me on a design decision on immutability

None of the things you are concerned about really care if the types are immutable or not. First. If you want to scale a circle the result will be, in general, an ellipse. It would be a nightmare if it would return a new object only some of the times, depending on whether the result is a new type of ...
by AndyG314
Tue Jun 16, 2015 7:47 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Segregated Bathrooms [Thread Split]
Replies: 165
Views: 41119

Re: Segregated Bathrooms [Thread Split]

On the two bathrooms one stalls one urinals, I find it very icky. Two bathrooms for men to use,, one for everyone else. Because non sic people will not be able to use it, for the same reasons they face issues choosing which bathroom to use now. More so even, since female presenting non sic gendered...
by AndyG314
Fri Jun 12, 2015 9:25 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The Laffer Curve
Replies: 57
Views: 21427

Re: The Laffer Curve

From the 10,000 foot view the Laffer Curve makes a reasonable argument. That a sufficiently high tax rate can depress the economy enough that the economic contraction will outpace the increase in tax rate resulting in lower net income for the government. Assuming that the curve was continuous then t...
by AndyG314
Mon Feb 16, 2015 9:13 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Mainboard or PSU dead?
Replies: 5
Views: 5745

Re: Mainboard or PSU dead?

If a desktop suddenly stopped working after popping the top, my first advice would be to re seat every connector, especially those which you might have disturbed. A loose connector will sometimes cause this sort of problem especially if it's after you were just messing around in there. Check this ca...
by AndyG314
Thu Jan 15, 2015 7:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Tough choices: "Lying" about illness on a resume.
Replies: 15
Views: 5967

Re: Tough choices: "Lying" about illness on a resume.

You shouldn't lie on a resume or at an interview (or anywhere really). That being said a job interview does not give the interviewer carte blanch to delve into your personal life. On your resume you should simply note the dates of your employment at various jobs. That's it. If I were reading your re...
by AndyG314
Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:40 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: how to communicate under heavy targeted surveillance
Replies: 13
Views: 8579

Re: how to communicate under heavy targeted surveillance

Terrorists and sophisticated criminal organizations do communicate with each other under these sorts of circumstances. Usually the methods they use involve some sort of go between who passes messages.
by AndyG314
Fri Oct 24, 2014 5:50 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Just what does it actually do when a user disables cookies?
Replies: 25
Views: 10882

Re: Just what does it actually do when a user disables cooki

I don't think server-side cookies are a thing, at least not distinctly from any other state it could be storing server-side. Disabling cookies in your client just stops the client from accepting/storing cookies from the server. The server can still keep track of you by IP address and user agent str...
by AndyG314
Fri Oct 24, 2014 4:29 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: What determines the pricing of hardware?
Replies: 5
Views: 6104

Re: What determines the pricing of hardware?

The cost of chips, like the cost of all things is settled on based on supply and demand. The reason something costs a certain amount is that is what the market will bear. The cost of chips has a funny little quirk in it however, binning. Basically complex computer chips will all have defects and the...
by AndyG314
Fri Oct 24, 2014 4:15 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Can solder corrode?
Replies: 4
Views: 5850

Re: Can solder corrode?

Solder can absolutly corrode. ROHAS solder is more susceptible to this than old led based stuff. If physical damage caused the problem, then as has been stated the pads are probbably gone too. This isn't insurmountable, you will need to glue down the power conector and jumper it up with small wires ...
by AndyG314
Wed Oct 22, 2014 9:50 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: What is the Best Laptop of 2014
Replies: 10
Views: 8260

Re: What is the Best Laptop of 2014

-I'm a student, this means the laptop will need to run a long time on a single charge What's a long time? I get almost 4 hours on my monster 17.3" gaming laptop if I'm in full on power miser mode (Drops to a pathetic 45 minutes if I'm running a freecad/video games with Optimus), my wife's macb...
by AndyG314
Wed Oct 22, 2014 4:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: US midterm election GOP to win
Replies: 100
Views: 24110

Re: US midterm election GOP to win

Historically midterm elections are tough for the party that controls the white house, especially when said president is in the second term (Reagan in '86 W in '06). People tend to rightly or wrongly blame the president for whatever is wrong, and in a president's second term much of the party will be...
by AndyG314
Sun Oct 05, 2014 1:44 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Microsoft to buy Mojang (aka Minecraft) for $2.5 Billion
Replies: 31
Views: 7841

Re: Microsoft to buy Mojang (aka Minecraft) for $2.5 Billion

Microsoft's purches of Mojang honestly reminds me a lot of Yahoo's purcheses lately. A big, old, uncool tech company spending tones of money on something cool, hopping to stay cool, or even relevant as a result of owning it.
by AndyG314
Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: California breastfeeding picture controversy
Replies: 236
Views: 37121

Re: California breastfeeding picture controversy

You might not like it so much if she was sitting next to you at work.
by AndyG314
Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: California breastfeeding picture controversy
Replies: 236
Views: 37121

Re: California breastfeeding picture controversy

and I'm free not to invite you to my graduation. Except this was HER graduation, and as you point out, the etiquette/politeness police haven't said anything in HER universities bylaws about the presence of children and/or their need to be fed. Again, think about the context here; she didn't take th...
by AndyG314
Wed Jun 18, 2014 7:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: California breastfeeding picture controversy
Replies: 236
Views: 37121

Re: California breastfeeding picture controversy

Rude mom brings baby with her to graduation. Seriously, if the baby had to come why wasn't he in the audience with dad? This is probably part of why people assume she was a single mom. Your kids aren't invited everywhere you are. If you can't or won't leave the them with somebody else, you can't go...
by AndyG314
Wed Jun 18, 2014 6:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: California breastfeeding picture controversy
Replies: 236
Views: 37121

Re: California breastfeeding picture controversy

What should be controversial here is: Friend posts picture of breastfeeding mother. Just because she feeds her kid at graduation doesn't mean she want's the whole internet to know about it and get caught up in a stupid internet "scandal". (Mom may have given permission, but she might not h...
by AndyG314
Fri May 23, 2014 9:01 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Taxpayers and citizens
Replies: 86
Views: 22037

Re: Taxpayers and citizens

Most large scale wealth is sustained through financial manipulation. Very little of it is actually concerned with boots-on-the-ground products or sales. The concept of "wealth creation" is a way to paint an avuncular image of corporate behavior. Citiation needed. I cite Steve jobs and the...
by AndyG314
Mon May 19, 2014 6:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Ex-wife takes down husband's suicide note from the internet
Replies: 57
Views: 16057

Re: Ex-wife takes down husband's suicide note from the inter

I can't help but wonder if this whole thread misses the real lesson here. Life does not treat you fairly or unfairly, it merely is. It is up to each of us to be fair, or unfair. -Qui-Gon Jinn You can argue all day about weather the family court system is biased, and against whom, but you will never ...
by AndyG314
Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:33 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Distance minimization problem
Replies: 4
Views: 4420

Re: Distance minimization problem

But we do know. Barring any information about their needs, we optimize under the assumption that everyone needs everything. If that helps you go below O(n!) without employing a heuristic, please show. What I was thinking was that if you knew what home owners needed what you could start by placing g...
by AndyG314
Sat Mar 22, 2014 12:17 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Examples of Deep Magic
Replies: 8
Views: 10434

Re: Examples of Deep Magic

Anything based on a non-trivial mathematical theorem, for example RSA, ECC. Neithor of those are deep magic, they are well understood and you could find a book about them. Deep magic has is something that is both complex and difficult to understand AND unpublished, possibly secret. It also tends to...
by AndyG314
Sat Mar 22, 2014 12:07 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Distance minimization problem
Replies: 4
Views: 4420

Re: Distance minimization problem

I've never heard of this problem before, it has elements of the traveling salseman (Which is NP Hard). If I were to guess, I would say that this problem is also NP hard, but I don't know that, perhaps there is an elegent solution. Also, since you don't know what items the homeowners need, you don't ...
by AndyG314
Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:41 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Suggest an open-source C/C++ IDE
Replies: 22
Views: 8038

Re: Suggest an open-source C/C++ IDE

QT creater is good if you are doing QT work, it wants you to use qmake, but I think you can use another build system if you want. Geany is an excellant IDE that is general purpose and can do any build system you want (You just give it the build command and it maps it to a button/menu item. It has a ...
by AndyG314
Fri Nov 22, 2013 8:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Filibusters Eliminated on most Nominations in US Senate
Replies: 53
Views: 8381

Re: Filibusters Eliminated on most Nominations in US Senate

I think this rule change is fallout from the government shutdown. What has stopped majority parties from doing this in the past has been the fear of retaliation from the other party next election cycle. After the shutdown I think many Democrats felt that they had nothing to lose, they saw what Repub...
by AndyG314
Fri Oct 18, 2013 7:09 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Violent Bible Bedtime Stories
Replies: 501
Views: 99800

Re: Violent Bible Bedtime Stories

Actually, there are several accounts of Jesus performing miracles in the Quran--some of them far more incredible than those reported in the Gospels. Jesus' birth from a virgin is vouched for there, too. I know because I read the Quran (in English) for Lent one year, and because my Muslim brother-in...
by AndyG314
Tue Jul 02, 2013 3:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Supreme Court Neuters the Voter Rights Act
Replies: 99
Views: 15259

Re: The Supreme Court Neuters the Voter Rights Act

To rule that it stays as is, obviously. But that didn't happen. A good judge does not have the option to rule as he pleases. He is duty bound to uphold the law, even if he would rather not. In this case, if a judge believed that the the Voting Rights Act was unconstitutional because it applied only...
by AndyG314
Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:02 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Citizen's Wage
Replies: 942
Views: 252576

Re: Citizen's Wage

Andy: The citizen's wage as proposed in this thread is not an "either/or" with working. You get it, regardless of whether or not you work. It really doesn't though. At some point, the taxes paid will be greater than the CW gained. CW is wealth redistribution, taking from some to give more...
by AndyG314
Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:10 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Static Source Code Analysis in C++
Replies: 3
Views: 8683

Re: Static Source Code Analysis in C++

So what kind of project is this, and what do you hope to gain from a static analysis tool? The answer I would give for a large personal or open source project would be very different than the answer for a professional project for a regulated market. Also is static analysis really needed, it takes ti...
by AndyG314
Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:06 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Citizen's Wage
Replies: 942
Views: 252576

Re: Citizen's Wage

I don't think many of the discussions about Citizen's Wage here have been very realistic about what the consequences of it would be. While I think the goals of the Citizens Wage are good, I don't think It will accomplish those goals. I think the ultimate outcome would be the same as in any "Eas...
by AndyG314
Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Boy Scouts May Lift Ban on Gay Boys but not Gay Leaders
Replies: 125
Views: 25471

Re: Boy Scouts May Lift Ban on Gay Boys but not Gay Leaders

Anyway, Boy Scouts. So I've been involved in scouts off and on both as a scout and an adult for about twenty years. In that time I have known of multiple gay scouts and leaders none of them was ever asked to leave the organisation. I realise that this is not likely to be the case nationwide (I do l...
by AndyG314
Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Transsexual man admits 'tricking' 2 girls into sex
Replies: 342
Views: 31204

Re: Transsexual man admits 'tricking' 2 girls into sex

The place where your logic falls down is the part where people are supposed to assume that everyone in the world is transphobic. I do not believe in making it easier for bigoted people to be bigoted. You want to be a bigot? You do the due diligence. Not wanting to have sex with a trans person does ...
by AndyG314
Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Transsexual man admits 'tricking' 2 girls into sex
Replies: 342
Views: 31204

Re: Transsexual man admits 'tricking' 2 girls into sex

Something one of my friends pointed out, is that, if he gets a criminal record, he'll now effectively be outed to all future employers (or at least, for however many years it is). We were actively discussing the original story. The main discussion has been general for at least the last 3 pages (unt...
by AndyG314
Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Transsexual man admits 'tricking' 2 girls into sex
Replies: 342
Views: 31204

Re: Transsexual man admits 'tricking' 2 girls into sex

If the reason you don't tell your partner that your trans is that you are afraid that they won't have sex with you if they knew that you were trans then that is wrong. If you think your partner doesn't know, and you think they might not have sex with you if they knew and you don't tell them then wh...
by AndyG314
Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Transsexual man admits 'tricking' 2 girls into sex
Replies: 342
Views: 31204

Re: Transsexual man admits 'tricking' 2 girls into sex

So honestly, what's to be gained by not telling your partner. Do you seriously not understand why someone might hesitate to out themself? In this context? Your right, far better for them to find out later, in the middle of sex. In this particular case, they didn't find out in the middle of sex, did...
by AndyG314
Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Transsexual man admits 'tricking' 2 girls into sex
Replies: 342
Views: 31204

Re: Transsexual man admits 'tricking' 2 girls into sex

Роберт wrote:
AndyG314 wrote:So honestly, what's to be gained by not telling your partner.

Do you seriously not understand why someone might hesitate to out themself? In this context?

Your right, far better for them to find out later, in the middle of sex.
by AndyG314
Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Transsexual man admits 'tricking' 2 girls into sex
Replies: 342
Views: 31204

Re: Transsexual man admits 'tricking' 2 girls into sex

Andy, your assumption is that all cis-gendered people looking for sex are only looking for sex with cis-gendered people, and more to the point, that because being cis-gendered is the majority, that they are entitled some kind of alert from any sex partner who is not cis-gendered. That's really not ...
by AndyG314
Thu Apr 11, 2013 4:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Transsexual man admits 'tricking' 2 girls into sex
Replies: 342
Views: 31204

Re: Transsexual man admits 'tricking' 2 girls into sex

There is a misunderstanding in both cases. In one the misunderstanding over that your partner is Jewish. In the other there is the misunderstanding that your partner is a cis member of your preferred sex. In neither case is it malicious, but in both cases it must be cleared up before having sex. Ed...

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