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by Earthling on Mars
Fri Aug 26, 2016 12:35 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 23529
Views: 596074

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by jewish_scientist
Thu Aug 25, 2016 11:12 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What is the Biggest Non-Repeating Molecule?
Replies: 11
Views: 453

Re: What is the Biggest Non-Repeating Molecule?

... reflections that change the chirality a.k.a. handiness. Also, how would you count quasicrystals which are 3 dimensionally aperiodic https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quasicrystal For those there are macroscopic molecules that are aperiodic. Wikipedia says that certain quasicrystals, called icosahedral ...
by Earthling on Mars
Wed Aug 24, 2016 9:56 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 23529
Views: 596074

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by Mega85
Wed Aug 24, 2016 8:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: BCE and CE.
Replies: 29
Views: 395

Re: BCE and CE.

Maybe we should adopt the astronomical year numbering. That includes a year zero and requires no abbreviations.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astronomi ... _numbering
by addams
Wed Aug 24, 2016 5:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1716: "Time Travel Thesis"
Replies: 114
Views: 4160

Re: 1716: "Time Travel Thesis"

... have been a delightfully difficult addition to this conversation. I think, Sci-Fi is good exercise for both the writers and the readers. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Icarus_Interstellar Project Hyperion, a human occupied worldship (interstellar migration ship) study. Just today I was musing ...
by Boson Collider
Wed Aug 24, 2016 12:41 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: 1/xy
Replies: 9
Views: 2511

Re: 1/xy

... nonassociative, RPN is awesome. I mean, try looking at this article on quandles, and translating the axioms into RPN. It's a lot nicer! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Racks_and_quandles (Though two-dimensional notations can be even better.)
by Soupspoon
Tue Aug 23, 2016 5:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1716: "Time Travel Thesis"
Replies: 114
Views: 4160

Re: 1716: "Time Travel Thesis"

Two of my friends that still do a lot of sci-fi stuff are Richard and Andreas over at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Icarus_Interstellar ...makes you wonder if people who name their project after Icarus (or Titanic or whatever) are right to uninterested in being genre-savvy. ...
by jeslek
Tue Aug 23, 2016 4:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1716: "Time Travel Thesis"
Replies: 114
Views: 4160

Re: 1716: "Time Travel Thesis"

... series of papers about dark energy no go theorems. Two of my friends that still do a lot of sci-fi stuff are Richard and Andreas over at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Icarus_Interstellar As for CPT IFF locality, there is a neat edge case these days in quantum gravity known as: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ho%C5%99ava%E2%80%93Lifshitz_gravity ...
by Soupspoon
Tue Aug 23, 2016 11:28 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: The science behing Big Rigs
Replies: 13
Views: 382

Re: The science behing Big Rigs

Neil_Boekend wrote:There will be a circular pattern of destruction perpendicular to the impact direction with gas clouds leaving at escape velocity.
A circular explosion in space, did you say?
Spoiler:
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by addams
Mon Aug 22, 2016 5:59 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 1910
Views: 189436

Re: The Darker Side of the News

The US is having Weather. In the South East it's raining. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016_Louisiana_floods California is having its usual fire season. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016_California_wildfires On August 15, the National Interagency Fire Center ...
by PM 2Ring
Mon Aug 22, 2016 3:50 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words you think English should have or bring back.
Replies: 573
Views: 82251

Re: Words you think English should have or bring back.

Why do people call their motorcycle a bike? Shouldn't they call it a moke? No, because this is a Moke. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/1f/Moke02.png/280px-Moke02.png The name comes from "Mini"—the car with which the Moke shares many parts—and "Moke", which...
by Earthling on Mars
Sun Aug 21, 2016 9:17 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 23529
Views: 596074

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by lorb
Sun Aug 21, 2016 7:19 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Alternate clock
Replies: 28
Views: 697

Re: Alternate clock

... would be rather easy as well. And by the way: in accountancy it is already pretty common to use a different calendar. For example https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4%E2%80%934%E2%80%935_calendar
by Goahead52
Sat Aug 20, 2016 6:22 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Goahead52's Math Posts
Replies: 126
Views: 1355

Re: Factorization of odd semi prime is over!

lorb wrote:Try those numbers: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RSA_numbers

I know the RSA numbers and challenge so do not send what is known to anyone.
Focus on what I said first.
You will surely find flaws. I know it.
There are 2 main equations.
Are they false or true?
by lorb
Sat Aug 20, 2016 5:55 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Goahead52's Math Posts
Replies: 126
Views: 1355

Re: Factorization of odd semi prime is over!

by flicky1991
Fri Aug 19, 2016 10:34 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 46045
Views: 1103898

Re: Double Post

Tillian wrote:
flicky1991 wrote:Do any flags have purple on them?
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:roll: I meant country flags.

That reminds me of when someone at school said he found the "gay accent" annoying.
by Tillian
Fri Aug 19, 2016 10:33 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 46045
Views: 1103898

Re: Double Post

flicky1991 wrote:Do any flags have purple on them?
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by Earthling on Mars
Fri Aug 19, 2016 9:17 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 23529
Views: 596074

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by Sableagle
Fri Aug 19, 2016 8:18 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 46045
Views: 1103898

Re: Double Post

Kate Tube , via my Tube. Arbitrary trivia: Australian ravens apparently have blue eyes: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b8/Australian_Raven_RWD1.jpg I think I prefer the black look: http://www.audubon.org/sites/default/files/styles/hero_cover_bird_page/public/Common%20Raven%20b13-3...
by Shufflepants
Thu Aug 18, 2016 7:31 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What is the Biggest Non-Repeating Molecule?
Replies: 11
Views: 453

Re: What is the Biggest Non-Repeating Molecule?

... virtually every naturally occurring piece of DNA in existence. Also, how would you count quasicrystals which are 3 dimensionally aperiodic https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quasicrystal For those there are macroscopic molecules that are aperiodic.
by Earthling on Mars
Wed Aug 17, 2016 9:57 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 23529
Views: 596074

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by addams
Wed Aug 17, 2016 3:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)
Replies: 13029
Views: 1374491

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

... Misery. Maybe, there is something in the air. The WestWard Journey began in Missouri. People would gather there and set out for The West. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westward_Expansion_Trails There were two major wagon networks, one based typically out of Missouri and the other out of Santa ...
by bigglesworth
Wed Aug 17, 2016 10:24 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Not sure what this type of word is?
Replies: 8
Views: 2905

Re: Not sure what this type of word is?

Isn't it an intensifier? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intensifier

Just because in British or American Standard English it's never at the end of the sentence doesn't mean that an intensifier couldn't be at the end here.
by Tub
Tue Aug 16, 2016 4:20 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Deliberately bad algorithms
Replies: 68
Views: 11706

Re: Slowest Sorting Algorithms that Terminate

... will always be at least a factor of n larger than n!, making it its own class. What I referred to, but not by name in my original post: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaitin%27s_constant a non-computable constant that represents the proportion of machines that halt for a given encoding. I see. ...
by Shufflepants
Tue Aug 16, 2016 2:04 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Deliberately bad algorithms
Replies: 68
Views: 11706

Re: Slowest Sorting Algorithms that Terminate

... you've gotten terribly close to computing the non-computable busy beaver numbers. What I referred to, but not by name in my original post: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaitin%27s_constant a non-computable constant that represents the proportion of machines that halt for a given encoding. I didn't ...
by jeslek
Mon Aug 15, 2016 8:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1716: "Time Travel Thesis"
Replies: 114
Views: 4160

Re: 1716: "Time Travel Thesis"

... all. Think again of the analogy of the battery, as we add lots of light bulbs each one gets dimmer and the total power P=IV=I^2R=V^2/R ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ohm%27s_law ) drops down towards zero. So some kinds of things have more "resistance" than others. In this case trying ...
by doogly
Mon Aug 15, 2016 2:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1716: "Time Travel Thesis"
Replies: 114
Views: 4160

Re: 1716: "Time Travel Thesis"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dancing_Wu_Li_Masters That book might be like eating candy for you. Did you read it? ...Me, neither. I read it, a long time back! This was my first real intro to both modern physics and Chinese ...
by addams
Mon Aug 15, 2016 2:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1716: "Time Travel Thesis"
Replies: 114
Views: 4160

Re: 1716: "Time Travel Thesis"

... to read. I lost my copy, before I finished it. I was reading it very slowly. It was a bit over my head. It explains 50 year old knowledge. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dancing_Wu_Li_Masters That book might be like eating candy for you. Did you read it? ...Me, neither.
by jeslek
Sun Aug 14, 2016 4:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1716: "Time Travel Thesis"
Replies: 114
Views: 4160

Re: 1716: "Time Travel Thesis"

... and are related to each other by matrices. Unitary matrices are square matrices with determinant of 1. For a more complete picture: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unitary_matrix going back to time loops: The treatment of time loops involves dropping components of the state vector that are ...
by Goahead52
Sun Aug 14, 2016 3:28 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Goahead52's Math Posts
Replies: 126
Views: 1355

Re: Primes, sequences and infinite


I did it long time ago.
What I mean by limit is asymptotic limit.
I thought it was obvious.
Sorry for not mentioning it.
by Earthling on Mars
Sat Aug 13, 2016 12:32 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 23529
Views: 596074

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by jeslek
Sat Aug 13, 2016 2:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1716: "Time Travel Thesis"
Replies: 114
Views: 4160

Re: 1716: "Time Travel Thesis"

This is what I was taught. ... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copenhagen_interpretation [url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Broglie–Bohm_theory[/url] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Many-worlds_interpretation The idea for the QM version of consistent ...
by addams
Fri Aug 12, 2016 3:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 100681
Views: 20482469

Re: 1190: "Time"

... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/25/water-drain-equator_n_2010379.html And; Not so silly. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coriolis_force#Meteorology In the Northern Hemisphere the direction of movement around a low-pressure area is anticlockwise. In ...
by flicky1991
Fri Aug 12, 2016 6:52 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 66587
Views: 2637493

Re: Count to a Million

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by ggh
Fri Aug 12, 2016 5:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 100681
Views: 20482469

Re: 1190: "Time"

... written in 1938. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8CSjDC18b0 That song was OTTerfied. (Tree?) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dOAQxF8My0 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Love_the_World Huh. I never realized there was a relationship between those songs. Makes the ancestry of this even more RELATED ...
by addams
Fri Aug 12, 2016 3:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1716: "Time Travel Thesis"
Replies: 114
Views: 4160

Re: 1716: "Time Travel Thesis"

This is what I was taught. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copenhagen_interpretation This came along later. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Many-worlds_interpretation I think many worlds is charming. It made for a good Romantic Movie. (shrug) ...
by addams
Fri Aug 12, 2016 3:35 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 46045
Views: 1103898

Re: Double Post

I like this one.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Many-worl ... rpretation

It makes for good Romantic ... (shrug)
Like the movie Sliding Doors.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSBu80PCnE4

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