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by Mike Rosoft
Thu May 23, 2019 5:40 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Aleph-null bottles of beer on the wall...
Replies: 12
Views: 4205

Re: Aleph-null bottles of beer on the wall...

Aleph-null bottles of beer on the wall, aleph-null bottles of beer. Take one down, pass it around, aleph-null bottles of beer on the wall. Okay, but can you have infinitely many bottles, take one down, and *not* have the same number as before? Of course, the number of bottles needs to be still infi...
by Mike Rosoft
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:03 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Non-Sequitur Showdown.
Replies: 4250
Views: 535590

Re: Non-Sequitur Showdown.

Mondělí, túterý, weda, thtek, frátek, sabota, suděle!
by Mike Rosoft
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:23 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 26069
Views: 2444342

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

You can be a better man. Too bad that you aren't.

I wish for a better mousetrap.
by Mike Rosoft
Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:24 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can You Count?
Replies: 2422
Views: 238415

Re: Can You Count?

The only prime number divisible by 43.
by Mike Rosoft
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:54 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can You Count?
Replies: 2422
Views: 238415

Re: Can You Count?

The incomplete answer to the ultimate question of life, universe, and everything.
by Mike Rosoft
Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:37 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Non-Sequitur Showdown.
Replies: 4250
Views: 535590

Re: Non-Sequitur Showdown.

Military service is not a wet nurse.
by Mike Rosoft
Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:19 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Joke programs from my cs 135 class
Replies: 1
Views: 4284

Re: Joke programs from my cs 135 class

Text adventure game (for two players):

Code: Select all

10 INPUT a$
20 PRINT a$
30 GO TO 10
by Mike Rosoft
Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:28 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 26069
Views: 2444342

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted. It can remove magic glue. If you want to remove ordinary non-magical glue, you're out of luck.

I wish for a grue remover.
by Mike Rosoft
Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:21 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 26069
Views: 2444342

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Sure. First, turn your T-shirt inside out, now you have the stains on the inside. Now turn it back, and the stains are now out again.

I wish for a solvent to unstuck phillip1882's door and soul mate.
by Mike Rosoft
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:27 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 26069
Views: 2444342

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted. It is currently more street and less bay. Moments later, it becomes less street and more bay.

I wish for a magical mirror to Equestria.
by Mike Rosoft
Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:33 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Vending machine!
Replies: 11439
Views: 1007815

Re: Vending machine!

You get Discord.

I insert Q.
by Mike Rosoft
Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I hate gratuitous encryption
Replies: 17
Views: 4312

Re: I hate gratuitous encryption

Well, I have asked Randall, and he told me that he has been investigating which browser you personally have been using and intentionally installed a certificate which your browser doesn't support. Seriously: Sometimes old things stop working. Deal with it - time to upgrade. A new version of Firefox ...
by Mike Rosoft
Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:59 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Vending machine!
Replies: 11439
Views: 1007815

Re: Vending machine!

You get Vinyl Scratch.

I insert sunglasses and a pair of headphones.
by Mike Rosoft
Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:58 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Escape from Raptors
Replies: 2314
Views: 304157

Re: Escape from Raptors

Seeing a distinct lack of cat memes, the raptors capture you. Now you face a choice: either you are eaten, or you spend the rest of your life as a lolcat-posting slave. Eventually, they probably get bored with you and eat you anyway. I invent a lolcatotron which posts cat memes automatically. While ...
by Mike Rosoft
Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:28 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Vending machine!
Replies: 11439
Views: 1007815

Re: Vending machine!

You get equality and brotherhood.

I insert a guillotine.
by Mike Rosoft
Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1610: "Fire Ants"
Replies: 36
Views: 10952

Re: 1610: "Fire Ants"

yakkoTDI wrote:I live in Florida as well. Ants are cool no matter where you live as long as they do not invade your sleeping space.


Ants are cool if they invade your fridge, though.
by Mike Rosoft
Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1823: "Hottest Editors"
Replies: 55
Views: 15139

Re: 1823: "Hottest Editors"

What made me really mad about N++ is that by default, it doesn't warn you if you close it with a changed document open that is still unsaved. Of course, it will open it on its next start again, with your edits. But that doesn't help you a lot if you expect those scripts you just wrote to work. Well...
by Mike Rosoft
Sat Feb 18, 2017 6:59 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Vending machine!
Replies: 11439
Views: 1007815

Re: Vending machine!

You get repetition.

I insert a neutrino shield, consisting of a sheet of lead about a light year thick.
by Mike Rosoft
Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:33 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: You must not say duck
Replies: 8258
Views: 791396

Re: You must not say duck

by Mike Rosoft
Fri Feb 03, 2017 5:01 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: solving the refugee crisis
Replies: 62
Views: 19728

Re: solving the refugee crisis

A government is a public service, yes. But it does not exist to provide service to the rest of the world. It exists to provide services to its citizens. Services like defense, roads, banking, justice, education... exactly which ones they are in any given case doesn't really matter. The point is tha...
by Mike Rosoft
Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:13 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: solving the refugee crisis
Replies: 62
Views: 19728

Re: solving the refugee crisis

[Re: the freedom of movement argument] While I agree with the idea of fairly open borders, borders are there for a reason. When you enter somebody else's country (with that country's blessing), you are a guest . If you do so without that country's blessing, you are an intruder. There are many reason...
by Mike Rosoft
Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:22 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: solving the refugee crisis
Replies: 62
Views: 19728

Re: solving the refugee crisis

So, what should the West do? I say: open the borders! Eliminate the "Fortress Europe". Stop imprisoning refugees. (It is not acceptable to imprison somebody just because we think, without any positive evidence, that he, maybe, might be a terrorist.) Stop arbitrarily denying them entry. (Th...
by Mike Rosoft
Tue Jan 31, 2017 11:42 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: solving the refugee crisis
Replies: 62
Views: 19728

Re: solving the refugee crisis

I hold that immigration is only a crisis because we make it one. Do the recent terrorist attacks show how bad the immigrants are? No, they only show how "useful" all these persecutions and wars are for the West's safety. Because each time a civilian is killed in the wars, each time an immi...
by Mike Rosoft
Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1791: "Telescopes: Refractor vs Reflector"
Replies: 99
Views: 17868

Re: 1791: "Telescopes: Refractor vs Reflector"

Sadly this is old science. See Sandford, Dworkin, and Bernstein (2007) "The Chemical and Physical Properties of Vampires in the Gaseous State" Annals of Improbable Research 13 , 20-24. ( PDF ) Hmm... It should be noted that the fact that vampires do not cast visible shadows raises a dilem...
by Mike Rosoft
Sun Jan 15, 2017 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Escape from Raptors
Replies: 2314
Views: 304157

Re: Escape from Raptors

You forgot to make yourself impossible to hear. When you walk over the creaky floor in the raptor base, the guards immediately hear you. They activate the sprinkler system, revealing your position. (Looks like they won't need to buy lunch tomorrow.) I install anti-raptor software and delete all rapt...
by Mike Rosoft
Sun Jan 15, 2017 2:47 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: [REDACTED]
Replies: 10
Views: 1218

Re: [REDACTED]

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by Mike Rosoft
Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:27 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Guess The Next Poster
Replies: 23681
Views: 1823329

Re: Guess The Next Poster

Nope.

dracharys?
by Mike Rosoft
Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:47 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Would the disco ball really still end up inside a black hole?
Replies: 12
Views: 3088

Re: Would the disco ball really still end up inside a black hole?

Remember that the shell is shaped like a disco-ball (a.k.a. buckyball), so the light will reach the shell at different times and distances from the shell's center. Although treating the shell as a sphere is good enough to get an approximate solution, I do not want to rule out the possibility that t...
by Mike Rosoft
Thu Dec 29, 2016 3:12 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Odd or Even?
Replies: 10
Views: 5231

Re: Odd or Even?

You can prove that 1 is even, if you work in an inconsistent system. (By definition, an inconsistent system is a system where every statement can be proven; equivalently, it is a system in which there exists statement A such that both "A" and "not A" can be proven; any statement ...
by Mike Rosoft
Sun Dec 25, 2016 2:26 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Deliberately bad algorithms
Replies: 120
Views: 61688

Re: Deliberately bad algorithms

A classical bad algorithm for Fibonacci's numbers:

Code: Select all

ulong Fibonacci(uint x)
{
  if(x==0) return 0;
  else if(x==1) return 1;
  else return Fibonacci(x-1)+Fibonacci(x-2);
}


Okay, it computes the value exactly by definition, but...
by Mike Rosoft
Thu Dec 01, 2016 7:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1766: "Apple Spectrum"
Replies: 92
Views: 20585

My little apple

Come on, this is the second page of this thread and nobody mentioned yet:
* Braeburn
* Granny Smith
* McIntosh (not to be confused with ...)
* Golden Delicious (okay, this is cheating a bit)
* Apple Bloom
* Applejack
...
by Mike Rosoft
Wed Nov 30, 2016 6:05 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Weakening evidence for dark energy
Replies: 12
Views: 4611

Re: Weakening evidence for dark energy

Just a few days ago I watched a video explaining the result. (The bottom line is: yes, the observation of supernovae is by itself consistent with no dark energy/no acceleration of expansion; but combined with the other evidence - 1) the amount of observed matter in the universe and 2) the observatio...
by Mike Rosoft
Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1762: "Moving Boxes"
Replies: 70
Views: 15262

Re: 1762: "Moving Boxes"

deskjethp wrote:Water hooves?

♫♪ Shoo be do. Shoo shoo be do. ♪♫


I don't think that seaponies (or mermares) have hooves. :-)
Spoiler:
On the other hoof, Twilight Sparkle knows a spell which allows an ordinary pony to breath underwater. (For some reason, the spell doesn't work on dragons.)
by Mike Rosoft
Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1762: "Moving Boxes"
Replies: 70
Views: 15262

Re: 1762: "Moving Boxes"

>Which one has Schrodinger's cat?
That's impossible to know until you open the right box. (Or all the wrong ones.)
by Mike Rosoft
Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:27 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: What's your favourite irrational number?
Replies: 78
Views: 22219

Re: What's your favourite irrational number?

There are some irrational numbers which can be expressed as a solution of a polynomial equation, but can't be expressed as an explicit formula of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and n-th roots. (Of course, in both cases it is assumed that we start with integers.) The canonical examp...
by Mike Rosoft
Wed Sep 28, 2016 7:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1738:"Moon Shapes"
Replies: 66
Views: 15438

Re: 1738:"Moon Shapes"

In the same conversation, I also learned how to know whether the moon is waxing or waning: " La lune est menteuse ". The moon is a liar: when she looks like a "D", she's waxing ( c roissante); when she looks like a "C", she's waning ( d écroissante). In Czech, the Moon...
by Mike Rosoft
Sun Aug 28, 2016 5:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1724: "Proofs"
Replies: 44
Views: 11879

Re: 1724: "Proofs"

As I said I never actually finished calculus so apologies if this is a stupid question, but I was only talking about scaling the height/width ratio of the rectangle, not actually doubling it's size Yes, you were increasing the size of the rectangle. so e.g. double the half square you start with and...
by Mike Rosoft
Wed Aug 24, 2016 4:30 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Misunderstanding basic math concepts, help please?
Replies: 338
Views: 77397

Re: Misunderstanding basic math concepts, help please?

I can say only one thing: what you are describing here is not mathematics, it is some weird philosophy. If you are arguing using the physical universe, you aren't doing mathematics; mathematics is completely abstract. One detail. You say: "In principle there might be many empty sets - but every...

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