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by induction
Thu Dec 26, 2013 8:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15152
Views: 2667173

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

In lighter news, Sign-language interpreter at Mandela's memorial was actually just "waving his arms about meaninglessly" He has now been committed to a secure psychiatric unit , apparently for schizophrenia. Once an investigation was launched into how he was hired, his employers " va...
by induction
Thu Dec 26, 2013 4:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: winds around the world - real time
Replies: 16
Views: 14757

Re: winds around the world - real time

WB is an old projection I had on my wall at one time. Bucky had something to do with that map. right? No, this Waterman Butterfly projection is just of my own creation...based upon a cluster of spheres in an fcc format having a maximum distance from a central sphere of the square root of five. http...
by induction
Thu Dec 19, 2013 6:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: winds around the world - real time
Replies: 16
Views: 14757

Re: winds around the world - real time

That's so cool I can barely stand it. Thanks!
by induction
Wed Dec 18, 2013 3:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15152
Views: 2667173

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

The first $5.25M is tax-exempt. So the both the loophole and the tax itself only apply to the rich. If you have more than $5.25M to leave your kids, you can afford the $10k in lawyer's fees.
by induction
Tue Dec 17, 2013 4:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6978
Views: 1139978

Re: Police misbehavior thread

When questioned, they said they thought the other guys were saying 'Hey nigger'.
by induction
Mon Dec 16, 2013 3:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6978
Views: 1139978

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Ok, that term really needs to be updated. Aside from the fact that "gypsy" itself is derogatory, how would you feel if cops that took bribes were called "jew cops"? Or lazy cops were called "nword cops". Or alcoholic cops were called "McCops". Etc. Ok, I'm so...
by induction
Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Medical radioactive waste stolen in Mexico
Replies: 45
Views: 8028

Re: Medical radioactive waste stolen in Mexico

You mean something like, "Whatever you do, don't click this link"?
by induction
Fri Dec 06, 2013 4:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Medical radioactive waste stolen in Mexico
Replies: 45
Views: 8028

Re: Medical radioactive waste stolen in Mexico

Vladimir Propp's third law:
Any sufficiently understandable warning is indistinguishable from schmuck bait.
by induction
Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15152
Views: 2667173

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

I give up.

Geology, I have failed you once again.

Apparently there were hippos present at the big bang. Let's start a new religion.
by induction
Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15152
Views: 2667173

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

So you wouldn't mind if someone served you dog poop and called it pudding? It's all just space dust.
by induction
Tue Dec 03, 2013 7:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15152
Views: 2667173

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

I'm pretty sure that, by induction's definition, the earth is not in space. Earth is in space. Earth's contents are not. Earth is the definitional opposite of space. Can also be dependant on the interpretation of 'originated'. In some senses, we could say that all rocks (and hippos, and space itsel...
by induction
Tue Dec 03, 2013 3:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The "People In My Kitchen" Fallacy?
Replies: 18
Views: 12938

Re: The "People In My Kitchen" Fallacy?

It is, essentially, a buzzer contest already. The buzzers don't operate if two people are pushing the buzzers at the same time, hence the rapid pounding of the buttons. Or at least, so I've been told. Never been on the show myself. Q: Some contenstants are always mashing the hell out of those butto...
by induction
Tue Dec 03, 2013 4:27 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15152
Views: 2667173

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Thesh wrote:Then the rocks on asteroids are not in space?


Only if the asteroids are inside the volume bounded by Earth's atmosphere.


That's an extremely terracentric definition.


Earthophobe.
by induction
Tue Dec 03, 2013 4:15 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15152
Views: 2667173

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Like the asteroid, didn't the subsequent alterations to Earth occur while Earth was in space? Earth is in space, the rocks in and on Earth are not. space = everything in the universe outside of the volume bounded by the edge of Earth's atmosphere You seem to be arguing for a different definition: s...
by induction
Tue Dec 03, 2013 3:54 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15152
Views: 2667173

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

I don't follow. The processes that formed the asteroids occurred in space. Any subsequent alteration also occurred in space. They are space rocks. I admit that the simple categorical system I described allows for fringe cases. A meteorite falling through the atmosphere is altered (though mostly at t...
by induction
Tue Dec 03, 2013 2:59 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15152
Views: 2667173

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Well, it depends if the property of 'rock' applies to its raw constituents — if it can, then yes, all rocks originate in space. If not, then rocks are routinely made and destroyed on terrestrial bodies — if you wish to point out that these are in space, then the statement is true but utterly meanin...
by induction
Tue Dec 03, 2013 2:09 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15152
Views: 2667173

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Well, it depends if the property of 'rock' applies to its raw constituents — if it can, then yes, all rocks originate in space. If not, then rocks are routinely made and destroyed on terrestrial bodies — if you wish to point out that these are in space, then the statement is true but utterly meanin...
by induction
Tue Dec 03, 2013 1:07 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15152
Views: 2667173

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Thesh wrote:
induction wrote:
Thesh wrote:Technically all rocks originated in space.


No.

While your argument is strong, I must still disagree.


Let me elaborate. Geologically speaking, you are making me cry.
by induction
Mon Dec 02, 2013 11:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15152
Views: 2667173

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Thesh wrote:Technically all rocks originated in space.


No.
by induction
Fri Nov 22, 2013 7:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The "People In My Kitchen" Fallacy?
Replies: 18
Views: 12938

Re: The "People In My Kitchen" Fallacy?

You're right. I watched it again. I remembered it differently. Cliff got it wrong. While it's not a textbook example (because it's not a definition), I'd say it most resembles a definitional (rather than logical) fallacy, specifically 'overly broad' (which is so cleverly named that Jorpho came prett...
by induction
Mon Nov 18, 2013 5:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The "People In My Kitchen" Fallacy?
Replies: 18
Views: 12938

Re: The "People In My Kitchen" Fallacy?

Good one.

I'm sympathetic on that one, too, but the spelling difference kills it.

Just for the record, let me emphasize the 'usually' in my unsupported claim.
by induction
Mon Nov 18, 2013 4:25 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Consequentialism in law
Replies: 29
Views: 11472

Re: Consequentialism in law

We can tell ourselves all we want that punishment in law is for rehabilitation and to keep dangerous people off the streets and all that, but honestly? Revenge is part of it. And there's nothing to get revenge for in attempted murder. I think this pretty much nails it. Our laws are not so much moti...
by induction
Mon Nov 18, 2013 4:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The "People In My Kitchen" Fallacy?
Replies: 18
Views: 12938

Re: The "People In My Kitchen" Fallacy?

I don't think it's a fallacy at all. It was a poorly phrased question. Cliff was right. If the question has several correct answers, they should all count. I haven't read the official rules of Jeopardy, but "that's true, but not what I was thinking of," seems like a shitty cop out. It intr...
by induction
Wed Sep 18, 2013 2:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Photomanipulation Software
Replies: 10
Views: 4163

Re: Photomanipulation Software

I recommend GIMP (it's definitely within your price range). While you're at it, you can also get Inkscape and give them as a package (like a Photoshop/Illustrator combo pack) for the same price as either one alone.
by induction
Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15152
Views: 2667173

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Fire Brns wrote:I guess this fits here, especially thanks to the recent topic shift:
Space-X conducts rocket test
In other news space-X challenged Randal's recent what-if.


Damn that was cool.
by induction
Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Fantasies about moving
Replies: 35
Views: 8223

Re: Fantasies about moving

San Diego.

God I'm homesick now.
by induction
Wed Aug 07, 2013 5:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15152
Views: 2667173

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Soon the Sun's magnetic field will flip. I believe this usually coincides with apocalypses. Doesn't everything that happens less than once a decade coincide with an apocalypse? Mayan calendar rollover...apocalypse. Planetary alignment...apocalypse. Bright Halloween moon...apocalypse. Gregorian cale...
by induction
Wed Aug 07, 2013 3:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15152
Views: 2667173

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Thesh wrote:http://news.discovery.com/space/the-sun-is-going-to-flip-magnetically-130806.htm

Soon the Sun's magnetic field will flip. I believe this usually coincides with apocalypses.


Maybe it's just a coincidence that apocalypses occur every 11 years.
by induction
Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Because of science, I now believe ghosts could exist.
Replies: 20
Views: 5302

Re: Because of science, I now believe ghosts could exist.

I always enjoy when the ghost hunters use magnetic field detectors to determine that the ghosts like to hang out near circuit breakers. They determine this with both magnetic field detectors and geomagnetic field detectors, as if those measure two separate things. Having an expensive box with dials ...
by induction
Mon Aug 05, 2013 4:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The 3d Printing Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 4726

Re: The 3d Printing Thread

Ormurinn wrote:Has anyone here read The Young Lady's Illustrated Primer? (I think thats's the title) It's about a world revolutionised by widespread 3d printing.


Aka The Diamond Age. Excellent book.
by induction
Fri Aug 02, 2013 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Abducted women escape after being held captive for 10 years
Replies: 89
Views: 30641

Re: Abducted women escape after being held captive for 10 ye

There's also the possibility that life sentences with no chance of parole might someday be ruled unconstitutional or otherwise gotten rid of retroactively , like when the death penalty was eliminated by California's Supreme Court, and Charles Manson 's death sentence was commuted to life imprisonme...
by induction
Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:59 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Galilean:x' with respect to S'? AND SPECIAL BONUS x' = x-d?
Replies: 908
Views: 172725

Re: Galilean:x' with respect to S'? AND SPECIAL BONUS x' = x

Steve, what is the first coordinate of point P in the blue reference frame of your second picture?
by induction
Tue Jul 23, 2013 3:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Kunsthal Heist comes to a Very Bad End
Replies: 102
Views: 21202

Re: The Kunsthal Heist comes to a Very Bad End

I always wondered, if the forgers are that talented, why don't they have a career creating their own work? The art market is far from rational, and talent is only a very small piece of the puzzle. A brilliant work by a talented nobody may sell for very little or not at all. Meanwhile a painting by ...
by induction
Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Galilean:x' with respect to S'? AND SPECIAL BONUS x' = x-d?
Replies: 908
Views: 172725

Re: Galilean:x' with respect to S'?

This is what Schrollini actually said before steve ran it through the transmogrifier: You're attributing entirely too much structure to the manifold. The manifold has points, nothing else. No mapping, no coordinates, no coordinate system. All of these things exist on top of the manifold, but they ar...
by induction
Fri Jun 28, 2013 6:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Supreme Court Neuters the Voter Rights Act
Replies: 99
Views: 15051

Re: The Supreme Court Neuters the Voter Rights Act

The thing about probation is that it ends. These jurisdictions were put on probation for offenses committed long ago. Okay, both of you listen carefully because this has already been said between one and three times in this thread: The act only continues to affect a given jurisdiction if that juris...
by induction
Fri Jun 28, 2013 3:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Supreme Court Neuters the Voter Rights Act
Replies: 99
Views: 15051

Re: The Supreme Court Neuters the Voter Rights Act

Section 5, which sets out the preclearance requirement, was originally scheduled to expire in five years. Congress repeatedly extended it: for five years in 1970, seven years in 1975, and 25 years in 1982. Congress renewed the act in 2006 after holding extensive hearings on the persistence of racia...
by induction
Fri Jun 21, 2013 2:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15152
Views: 2667173

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Sizik wrote:
RollingHead wrote:I'm pretty sure the sandwich picture is shopped, the cheese slices obviously repeat themselves.


Doesn't necessarily mean the sandwich doesn't exist, though. Most fast-food ads are fake.


Example
r-HEALTHIER-TACO-BELL-large570.jpg
by induction
Mon Jun 17, 2013 4:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Polynomial for fine structure constant and higgs boson mass
Replies: 197
Views: 119040

Re: Polynomial for fine structure constant and higgs boson m

scratch123 wrote:In general the only way to answer "why" questions is to try to connect my theory to the rest of physics and that is what I am trying to do.


That's gonna be some trick, considering that your 'approximations' are actually pretty far from the known values.
by induction
Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Polynomial for fine structure constant and higgs boson mass
Replies: 197
Views: 119040

Re: Polynomial for fine structure constant and higgs boson m

You have a theory? Why didn't you say so? Let's hear it.
by induction
Tue Jun 04, 2013 4:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15152
Views: 2667173

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

It's silly that 'being arrested' is the cut-off line for DNA sampling. IMO, DNA records should be made at birth and everyone's DNA should be on file Ditto, and perhaps while they're at it they can increase the number of datapoints on the sample a bit more, so that unrelated people can't be matched ...

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