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by Sizik
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:38 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Competition Is Bad. There's An Alternative.
Replies: 65
Views: 7822

Re: Competition Is Bad. There's An Alternative.

["Goal" includes] (1) "Purpose" (e.g. because-survival, pointing at for-survival, looping back to because-survival), which a species-under-evolution does have, [...] Here's where we begin to differ. If you look at what it is that is doing the acting towards this result , it is n...
by Sizik
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:37 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fresh Prince Ali
Replies: 19
Views: 756

Re: Fresh Prince Ali

It seems like Genie can manipulate things physically, but he can't (or doesn't) really mess with people's minds very much. So, his wish granting regarding positions of power just puts the idea in people's mind that "this guy is a prince" or "that guy is the sultan", but that does...
by Sizik
Mon May 20, 2019 1:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: New Airport Endangers Machu Picchu
Replies: 5
Views: 793

Re: New Airport Endangers Machu Picchu

THE PROBLEM: Cuzco's scenic beauty currently attracts more tourists than the infrastructure can accommodate; however, building more stuff for the tourists will damage the scenic beauty that tourists come to see. THE SOLUTION: Cuzco should destroy its scenic beauty even more. Building more stuff (e....
by Sizik
Wed May 15, 2019 6:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8248
Views: 1453155

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

I came out to my mom as trans! It went pretty well.
by Sizik
Tue May 14, 2019 6:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)
Replies: 339
Views: 107495

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

by Sizik
Thu May 09, 2019 12:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2020 Presidency Campaign for the Future
Replies: 127
Views: 10212

Re: 2020 Presidency Campaign for the Future

Is it just me, or is it not obvious that how you get these things to happen is to get enough people interested that you can pool your resources and go try to make it happen? So basically let the free market handle it? I mean ok sure that's an option. It seems like a poor one since the change that i...
by Sizik
Thu May 09, 2019 11:54 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2020 Presidency Campaign for the Future
Replies: 127
Views: 10212

Re: 2020 Presidency Campaign for the Future

But YOU proposed the “solution” on how to solve journalism. People are criticizing your solution because we cannot see how to enact not. No one is arguing the solution you proposed isn’t good in and of itself. No one is debating that non-profit news organizations are bad or ineffective or that inde...
by Sizik
Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:17 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Competition Is Bad. There's An Alternative.
Replies: 65
Views: 7822

Re: Competition Is Bad. There's An Alternative.

I think fundamentally, what distinguishes between "thought" and "evolution" as processes is that the former involves simulating the environment and predicting the consequences of actions, and the latter involves no simulation, just stochastic trial and error. There are circumstan...
by Sizik
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:08 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Event Horizon Telescope image
Replies: 24
Views: 2216

Re: Event Horizon Telescope image

Pfhorrest wrote:Is there a Sagittarius A without the *? Is that just a star? Is Sagittarius A* near the Sagittarius A star in our night sky, and that's why the black hole gets that designation?


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sagittarius_A

Doesn't seem to be a link to it from the Sgr A* page.
by Sizik
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2020 Presidency Campaign for the Future
Replies: 127
Views: 10212

Re: 2020 Presidency Campaign for the Future

elasto wrote:It's the right these days that are sceptical of scientists and other 'experts' whereas not so long ago it was the left.


What's this referring to?
by Sizik
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:32 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Data Standardization Question
Replies: 3
Views: 920

Re: Data Standardization Question

Have a control group of climate sites in rural areas that shouldn't be affected by the effect you're testing for?
by Sizik
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:14 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: A Universe that's just two massive balls... fnar
Replies: 24
Views: 2240

Re: A Universe that's just two massive balls... fnar

They will collide at almost c. Relativity ensures they can't be approaching each other at greater than c. How does that work when a stationary observer watches to objects hit when both are travelling at near-C? Can I not observe a single object travelling left to right at near-C? Observer in the ce...
by Sizik
Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:04 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Lorentz force
Replies: 16
Views: 2377

Re: Lorentz force

Could you draw a picture?
by Sizik
Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3491495

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

You also might want to check out Altra shoes too. https://www.altrarunning.com/why-altra.html The wide toe-box is one of Altra's trademark features* across all their shoes. Altra shoe toes look more like a paddle than a point. I am a casual runner and I have a wide foot... I discovered Altra a few ...
by Sizik
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15144
Views: 2631633

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

Soupspoon wrote:Not-news-but-apropos-to-the-suggestion: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Window_tax

:P


If it's one continuous glass wall, shouldn't it count as only one window?
by Sizik
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 852618

Re: Trump presidency

Twitch Stream of the Union
by Sizik
Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:50 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science fleeting thoughts
Replies: 298
Views: 50850

Re: Science fleeting thoughts

Eebster the Great wrote:They would die.

How quickly? Would they gradually lose energy over a longer period of time, or just suddenly pass out dead?
by Sizik
Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:32 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science fleeting thoughts
Replies: 298
Views: 50850

Re: Science fleeting thoughts

What would happen to a person if all of the mitochondria in their body magically disappeared?
by Sizik
Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Cleaner Wrasse may be the First Fish Species to Pass the Mirror Test
Replies: 11
Views: 4381

Re: Cleaner Wrasse may be the First Fish Species to Pass the Mirror Test

Most animals touch the mark to try and remove it/ figure out what it is. I think it should be noted that this isn't true. Very few species have passed the [mirror self-recognition] test. As of 2016, only great apes (including humans), a single Asiatic elephant, dolphins, orcas, Giant oceanic manta ...
by Sizik
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:45 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Building a chair out of glue
Replies: 6
Views: 2560

Re: Building a chair out of glue

Looks like wood glue is polyvinyl acetate. I can't find any mention of it being used as a structural material, so I feel like it would just be a poor-quality plastic chair.
by Sizik
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 852618

Re: Trump presidency

If Trump goes down for election shenanigans then Pence will probably go the way of Spiro Agnew—he will get replaced and then the replacement will likely finish out the term. If they both get impeached/removed from office at the same time, would Pelosi become president (assuming she wins the Speaker...
by Sizik
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3404
Views: 766733

Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

I was looking for houses, and found a street where the high-income residents had platforms built on the sides of the house along the roof for snowblowers. The platforms were attached to the slanted edges of the roof, so that someone could push the snowblower across the roof and remove the snow from ...
by Sizik
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:52 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science fleeting thoughts
Replies: 298
Views: 50850

Re: Science fleeting thoughts

That seems to invoke a circular definition—any current is also going to have a specific voltage, and the volt is defined in terms of amperes and Newtons—the Newton itself being defined in terms of kilograms. They're using the current* definition of the kilogram to accurately measure Planck's consta...
by Sizik
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)
Replies: 339
Views: 107495

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

by Sizik
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:35 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage
Replies: 217
Views: 50371

Re: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage

This gives "juvenile court" a whole new meaning.
by Sizik
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:09 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: avoiding coding "representation errors"
Replies: 20
Views: 12005

Re: avoiding coding "representation errors"

The real solution is to let go of the assumption that HTML should be stored and manipulated as plain strings, and only convert it to a string at the very end when the page is complete.
by Sizik
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 852618

Re: Trump presidency

Patriotism is chanting "U-S-A!" when the USA team walks onto the field.
Nationalism is chanting "U-S-A!" when the other country's team walks onto the field.
by Sizik
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:20 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Security through obscurity
Replies: 6
Views: 7224

Re: Security through obscurity

wumpus wrote:But trying to keep out somebody with a soldering iron and an oscilloscope is essentially impossible.


You can probably beat that by putting everything inside the processor itself (can't trace what you can't see without destroying the thing itself), but even that has its limits.
by Sizik
Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4594
Views: 702779

Re: The Darker Side of the News

There was a mail bomb attempt on George Soros, fox news commentary is hard at work trying to make it sound ok to terrorize Jews. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.foxnews.com/us/explosive-device-found-at-george-soros-home-report&ved=2ahUKEwjKkvfp4ZzeAh...
by Sizik
Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:30 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: A Truly Massive Star
Replies: 16
Views: 4441

Re: A Truly Massive Star

I think there's a reason said "sun" resides in what is called "Paradox space".
by Sizik
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90203
Views: 9118875

Re: Thoughts for ships

somitomi wrote:I'm probably going to explore the possibility of modding the existing one though, because the programmable ones are not that cheap anyway.


Fancy color touchscreen ones maybe, but ones with a simple LCD and buttons are fairly cheap
by Sizik
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:48 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is adult media inherently better than child media?
Replies: 55
Views: 13199

Re: Is adult media inherently better than child media?

Long story short, if you think adult media is better than child media, then you are logically required to think porn has aesthetic valuable. This is proof reductio as absurdum that adult media is not inherently better than child media. There seems to be an unstated assumption introduced between the...
by Sizik
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8248
Views: 1453155

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Coming out has went spectacularly so far. I'm currently out to close friends on facebook (most of whom I see in person frequently), and at work. Haven't come out to family yet, as my mom is currently my landlord, so I want to be in a more secure place housing-wise in case things go south.
by Sizik
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8248
Views: 1453155

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Hey, I'm a trans girl! I've been on hormones for 4 months now, and just came out at work last week.
by Sizik
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:38 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: A dragon confronts the Terasem movement
Replies: 50
Views: 10755

Re: A dragon confronts the Terasem movement

Dr34m(4+(h3r wrote:
doogly wrote:Have you tried plugging it in?

Right, but then something is acting on it.......................................................................................................

Brains don't work unless they're plugged in either.
by Sizik
Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Does anyone remember the story about the disabled village?
Replies: 4
Views: 4668

Re: Does anyone remember the story about the disabled village?

adamrobbins2018 wrote:And aparently the doctors gave the people wheely-braces for their backs so they could walk around bent backwards or something.

You'd think it would be easier and more comfortable to just give them wheelchairs like everyone else.
by Sizik
Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:34 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9979
Views: 1980304

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

gd1 wrote:Best Coding Language (or operating system I guess):
ThanOS
"Perfectly balanced, as all things should be."

You'll never run out of hard drive space! As the hard drive gets too full, half of the files are deleted to make room.
by Sizik
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:03 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Word Based Consciousness
Replies: 11
Views: 4415

Re: Word Based Consciousness

Imagine you are driving to work and suddenly remember you forgot to do the dishes last night. What pops into your head is not a picture of you doing the dishes or of the dirty dishes themselves, but rather the words 'I forgot to do the dishes'. I'm pretty sure this is not true for everybody.
by Sizik
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:03 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Firearms Regulations
Replies: 213
Views: 57865

Re: Firearms Regulations

If the only way you believe safety can be improved is by restricting and punishing non-criminal gun owners, then you occupy a position roughly similar to the anti-abortion crowd. That's how safety regulations work? By adding restrictions and punishment for violations thereof which apply to everyone...
by Sizik
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2032: "Word Puzzles"
Replies: 47
Views: 9779

Re: 2032: "Word Puzzles"

Sounds like a Jeopardy answer.

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