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t1i – Shipping T** **d

*** STARTING THOUGHT TRANSMISSION FROM THE PAST *** April 13291. July 2014. These are the last frames of t1i . T** **d is nigh. The reason why t1i exists is that T** **d of Time didn't fully satisfy me. I want to do better. But how? I'm going to repost my end frame again, because, frankly, I th...
by SilentTimer
Sat Jul 04, 2015 10:01 pm UTC
 
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 93585
Views: 11219134

Mancala game and factorization of big numbers

Hi, Everybody knows the Mancala game. You can see here or Google it if you do not know the game : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mancala Here is the idea of building an efficient algorithm of factorization (particularly big semi-prime numbers). In Mancala game you have pits in ...
by Goahead52
Sat Jul 04, 2015 12:50 pm UTC
 
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Mancala game and factorization of big numbers
Replies: 2
Views: 97

Re: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition

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by Earthling on Mars
Fri Jul 03, 2015 12:51 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 13682
Views: 292703

Re: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition

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by Earthling on Mars
Thu Jul 02, 2015 12:40 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 13682
Views: 292703

Re: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition

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by Earthling on Mars
Tue Jun 30, 2015 9:51 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 13682
Views: 292703

Re: Cars discussion, split from 'other news'

Most people (that drive cars) are actually at least passable at driving cars. It's the outliers that are terrible. And again, I mostly just doubt that we're going to prove to be any better at programming computers that drive cars. You don't know most people. That would be an opinion. Having said th...
by morriswalters
Mon Jun 29, 2015 11:21 pm UTC
 
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Cars discussion, split from 'other news'
Replies: 237
Views: 3974

Re: "Made You Look" game

azule wrote:Kinda off topic, but what if someone created the "Boobies" thread and that got a lot of views? I mean, it would be about web-footed boobies, obviously.

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by mathmannix
Mon Jun 29, 2015 5:00 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: "Made You Look" game
Replies: 76
Views: 15926184

t1i – A Drawing OF The Cave

*** STARTING THOUGHT TRANSMISSION FROM THE PAST *** June 2014. April 13291. BraveBean draws the bluecave. He's good at drawing. His drawing style is similar, but not identical to that of Ms. Frizzle. How does a broken illegal nuclear waste depository look like after 10000 years? He knows that he do...
by SilentTimer
Mon Jun 29, 2015 9:00 am UTC
 
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 93585
Views: 11219134

Re: 1543: "Team Effort"

The count in this study described in this article was 37.2 trillion human cells (of course the error bars are huge, the authors solicited refinements): http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2013/10/23/how-many-cells-are-in-your-body/ This was for a 70kg human. If we assume that the average human c...
by hamjudo
Sat Jun 27, 2015 6:19 pm UTC
 
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1543: "Team Effort"
Replies: 21
Views: 1692

Re: The Darker Side of the News

... that trend is to be believed. You made me Google. I learn stuff when I Google. There is some chance Wikipedia is right about those guys. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assyria#Law Assyria, like much of Mesopotamia, was initially open to homosexual relationships between men. Male prostitutes and ...
by addams
Sat Jun 27, 2015 3:03 am UTC
 
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 981
Views: 81015

Re: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition

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by Earthling on Mars
Fri Jun 26, 2015 9:10 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 13682
Views: 292703

Re: Greatest Mathematician of all time?

... Algebra playing together in one algebraic system for applied math in physics, vision, robotics the Wikipedia page is getting fairly good https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geometric_algebra and of course you can search for GA and Quaterions with results like: http://www.geometricalgebra.net/quaternions.html
by f5r5e5d
Fri Jun 26, 2015 8:48 pm UTC
 
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Greatest Mathematician of all time?
Replies: 40
Views: 2681

Re: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition

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by Earthling on Mars
Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:23 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 13682
Views: 292703

Re: anyone from monty python?

... they use the normal plural for moose-moose there. In this country, Meese become rock bands or are usually promoted to Attorney General. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meese https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edwin_Meese
by tarascon
Thu Jun 25, 2015 1:00 pm UTC
 
Forum: General
Topic: anyone from monty python?
Replies: 17
Views: 1558

Re: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition

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by Earthling on Mars
Thu Jun 25, 2015 12:26 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 13682
Views: 292703

Re: Today I Learned

... Fort McMurray may be the worst thing in Canada. The rumor is Fort McMurray produces more CO2 than LA, California. How can that be?? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Athabasca_oil_sands#Natural_gas_use_and_greenhouse_gases The other rumor says it is a visually stunning place; Like the Grand ...
by addams
Wed Jun 24, 2015 10:47 pm UTC
 
Forum: General
Topic: Today I Learned
Replies: 12624
Views: 678526

Re: ONGoing OTTerCönnchen

... < Neil_Boekend > like 128 pixels 08:34 < TemporarySparcity > All tech gets applied to fun eventually, it seems. 08:35 < Neil_Boekend > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argus_retinal_prosthesis 08:37 < Neil_Boekend > According to the TED talk I saw yesterday, on data security, we must exclude the ...
by balthasar_s
Wed Jun 24, 2015 8:32 am UTC
 
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 93585
Views: 11219134

Re: A Diophantine equation related to happy bases

by https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fermat's_theorem_on_sums_of_two_squares we know any counter example has b^2+1 = 1 mod 4. by http://mathworld.wolfram.com/SumofSquaresFunction.html we know the number of ways we can write a 1 mod 4 prime as a sum of squares is 1, and since 1+b^2 works, there are no ...
by >-)
Mon Jun 22, 2015 5:37 pm UTC
 
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: A Diophantine equation related to happy bases
Replies: 3
Views: 333

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Illinois is great at this game. Check out the tiny strip of land that connects O'Hare Airport to the city. https://en.wikipedia.org/?title=Municip ... re_Airport
by Puppyclaws
Mon Jun 22, 2015 3:39 pm UTC
 
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 273
Views: 11616

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I'm from and live in the two most heavily gerrymandered districts in NC (and two of the worst in the nation). The latest redrawing was done when Republicans won back the legislature in 2010 after not being in power since Reconstruction, and they were quite biased towards Democrats before this. http...
by mathmannix
Mon Jun 22, 2015 2:38 pm UTC
 
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 273
Views: 11616

Re: 1540: "Hemingway"

... Two women impressed with the depth of Hemingway. So funny! He was such a fucking misogynist. Did you read, 'The Snows of Kilimanjaro''? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Snows_of_Kilimanjaro_(short_story) The original is not much longer than the wikipedia page. I think he was letting his real ...
by addams
Mon Jun 22, 2015 2:02 pm UTC
 
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1540: "Hemingway"
Replies: 67
Views: 5517

Re: Double Post

by addams
Sun Jun 21, 2015 10:26 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 16635
Views: 514343

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by Earthling on Mars
Sun Jun 21, 2015 5:21 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 13682
Views: 292703

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by Earthling on Mars
Sat Jun 20, 2015 12:40 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 13682
Views: 292703

Re: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition

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by Earthling on Mars
Thu Jun 18, 2015 9:16 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 13682
Views: 292703

Re: 1539: "Planning"

... of people who were isolationist. They did not want to get involved in another war "over there" in Europe. Please see here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_non-interventionism . It was only the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor that forced us into the War. And Please note ...
by The Devils Engineer
Thu Jun 18, 2015 3:55 pm UTC
 
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1539: "Planning"
Replies: 56
Views: 3560

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I'm from and live in the two most heavily gerrymandered districts in NC (and two of the worst in the nation). The latest redrawing was done when Republicans won back the legislature in 2010 after not being in power since Reconstruction, and they were quite biased towards Democrats before this. https...
by Liri
Thu Jun 18, 2015 3:30 pm UTC
 
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 273
Views: 11616

Re: Today I Learned

Today I learned what happened to the Soviet shuttle program me... So intersting. It, kind'a, reminds me of Yucca Mountain. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yucca_Mountain_nuclear_waste_repository No. I didn't read every word of the Wikipedia article. I was There. It was defunded in 2010. It ...
by addams
Thu Jun 18, 2015 2:48 am UTC
 
Forum: General
Topic: Today I Learned
Replies: 12624
Views: 678526

Re: Is there anything objective about morality?

Why? Why is it impossible to understand what something means to someone else? Tell me everything your mother means to you. Not just what you remember at this moment. What it felt like for you when she picked you up when you skinned your knees, what she smelled like when she hugged you. And close on...
by Tyndmyr
Wed Jun 17, 2015 8:27 pm UTC
 
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is there anything objective about morality?
Replies: 513
Views: 11362

Re: Is there anything objective about morality?

Why? Why is it impossible to understand what something means to someone else? Tell me everything your mother means to you. Not just what you remember at this moment. What it felt like for you when she picked you up when you skinned your knees, what she smelled like when she hugged you. And close on...
by morriswalters
Wed Jun 17, 2015 8:10 pm UTC
 
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is there anything objective about morality?
Replies: 513
Views: 11362

Re: Counting Tug-O-War!

Non-commutative multiplication sounds like it should be illegal in conventional algebra. Quaternions are useful in their own way, and have different rules.

@SDK https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quaternion

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by patzer
Wed Jun 17, 2015 6:29 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Counting Tug-O-War!
Replies: 8256
Views: 84772

Re: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition

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by Earthling on Mars
Wed Jun 17, 2015 3:52 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 13682
Views: 292703

Evolution - it's a harsh world

... between species have arisen through this gradual process of change, as different populations have evolved in different ways. Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evolution The above explains what evolution is but isn't particularly clear about how it happens - demonstrating that is the purpose ...
by Obsoal
Wed Jun 17, 2015 6:09 am UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Evolution - it's a harsh world
Replies: 6
Views: 297

Re: Police misbehavior thread

... usually male, that was the aggressor; Often forming groups. Black Booted or Jack Booted? It's hard to keep up. Huh? Seems to be Jack. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackboot For added confusion, most Jack Boots are also Black Boots. Many US Police, in my mind, are 'Thugs' and are not to be ...
by addams
Tue Jun 16, 2015 7:00 pm UTC
 
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 3543
Views: 317999

Re: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition

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by Earthling on Mars
Mon Jun 15, 2015 9:28 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 13682
Views: 292703

Re: Double Post

Where are we marching? We are marching off to G l o r y ! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hobart_Brown Hobart did it for the G l o r y ! I knew that guy. What a wonderfully contagious weird-o he was. He came in Dead Last. Year after year after year. F o r ...
by addams
Mon Jun 15, 2015 6:45 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 16635
Views: 514343

Re: Today I Learned

Marijuana convictions. I have a Kiwi friend who can't visit the US because of one. That's under the "controlled substances" part, not the "moral turpitude" part. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moral_turpitude Apparently a whole host of things, and I still have no clue what exac...
by Thesh
Mon Jun 15, 2015 1:51 pm UTC
 
Forum: General
Topic: Today I Learned
Replies: 12624
Views: 678526

Re: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition

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by Earthling on Mars
Sat Jun 13, 2015 12:31 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 13682
Views: 292703

Re: Double Post

Whizbang wrote:Image

Whizbang is correct.
by Earthling on Mars
Fri Jun 12, 2015 8:45 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 16635
Views: 514343
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