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by Koyaanisqatsi
Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:27 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Remembering 11/9
Replies: 14
Views: 2496

Remembering 11/9

Who can forget the terrible events of that November 9, 2001? 154,889 people died that day. (That's how many people die every day.) 25,000 of those people died of starvation, in impoverished countries. Not to mention death from disease, overpopulation, etc. You know, all the scourges of civilization....
by Koyaanisqatsi
Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:43 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: your Utopic Political system
Replies: 74
Views: 10719

Re: your Utopic Political system

Nobody took mine seriously. The following is from The Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1910. Written by Peter Kropotkin. ANARCHISM, the name given to a principle or theory of life and conduct under which society is conceived without government - harmony in such a society being obtained, not by submission t...
by Koyaanisqatsi
Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:33 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Poll: greatest physicist ever
Replies: 47
Views: 11114

Re: Poll: greatest physicist ever

BlackSails wrote:
Koyaanisqatsi wrote:Newton was the greatest. Not in terms of scientific progress, but as in, he was pretty darn great. Probably the coolest guy ever.


You mean apart from his hobby of having people tortured to death for counterfeiting coins?

Yes, of course. Apart from that.
by Koyaanisqatsi
Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:31 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Myers-Briggs Psychological Testing
Replies: 270
Views: 109655

Re: Myers-Briggs Psychological Testing

You know, I don't think this applies to me. I think it operates under the assumption that I'm sane. It doesn't operate under any such assumption. Sane/insane is a legal classification, anyway. If you're actually talking about professionally recognized mental illness, it applies to you just as much ...
by Koyaanisqatsi
Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0974: "The General Problem"
Replies: 113
Views: 39850

Re: 0974: "The General Problem"

Jeez! Do these always get posted at midnight?

Also, a joke!

Why did sodium hydroxide and hydrochloric acid get arrested?

They were charged with a salt! Ahhhhh ha ha ha ha ha!
by Koyaanisqatsi
Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:38 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: A world without war
Replies: 40
Views: 7309

Re: A world without war

Sorry if this is entirely irrelevant, but I only read the title.

... enough said.

-Az
by Koyaanisqatsi
Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:02 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: 2 + 2 = 5
Replies: 175
Views: 55965

Re: 2 + 2 = 5

Let me show you a neat little trick, To make two and two make five, Llamapalooza may be a video game in Jimmy Neutron, I will kill you. I can do this; for I need not follow the Chinese scheme of prose if I don't want to. It's easy. All I have to do is redefine the meaning of the Arabic numerals. The...
by Koyaanisqatsi
Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:43 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Poll: greatest physicist ever
Replies: 47
Views: 11114

Re: Poll: greatest physicist ever

Newton was the greatest. Not in terms of scientific progress, but as in, he was pretty darn great. Probably the coolest guy ever.
by Koyaanisqatsi
Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Noisy Cubicle Farms
Replies: 6
Views: 2037

Re: Noisy Cubicle Farms

Or sometimes white/pink noise. This. So much this. White/Pink noise helps me so much with concentrating on stuff. I hate absolute silence, it makes my thoughts feel loud. I always do that too. Like, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KaOrSuWZeM In some respects, better than silence. Also good for medi...
by Koyaanisqatsi
Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Myers-Briggs Psychological Testing
Replies: 270
Views: 109655

Re: Myers-Briggs Psychological Testing

You know, I don't think this applies to me. I think it operates under the assumption that I'm sane.
by Koyaanisqatsi
Fri Oct 28, 2011 11:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Flat Earth Society
Replies: 121
Views: 70299

Re: The Flat Earth Society

"Are you a God?" they asked the Buddha. "No," he replied. "Are you an angel, then?" "No." "A saint?" "No." "Then what are you?" Replied the Buddha, "I am awake." —Huston Smith Also! I'd like to interpret Buddhism as the ...
by Koyaanisqatsi
Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:17 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Making the world a weirder place.
Replies: 1
Views: 888

Making the world a weirder place.

Specifically, the Internet. Specifically, this forum. "Give me the best piece of meat you have," said the customer. "Everything in my shop is the best," replied the butcher. "You cannot find here any piece of meat that is not the best." The Mongol Empire was the largest...
by Koyaanisqatsi
Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:42 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Flat Earth Society
Replies: 121
Views: 70299

Re: The Flat Earth Society

I am El Cid.

You are now allowed to stand in awe at my powers of suggestion.
by Koyaanisqatsi
Sat Oct 15, 2011 4:03 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: XKCD is a conspiracy!!
Replies: 10
Views: 2153

Re: XKCD is a conspiracy!!

I'm pretty sure you could use it to predict the rise of Google and the banking crisis with the right algorithm, but first someone needs to transcribe it in the original Aramaic. But the Aramaic numbers are the same base, so it wouldn't make a difference. Unless... Oh no! I used GOOGLE to figure thi...
by Koyaanisqatsi
Sat Oct 15, 2011 3:50 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: XKCD is a conspiracy!!
Replies: 10
Views: 2153

Re: XKCD is a conspiracy!!

No it's not. A conspiracy needs at least two people. Randall is not two people. But maybe...just MAYBE...Randall doesn't exist! Maybe he's just an invention of the minds of the people behind XKCD, or something, and they're leaving a message in the order of the comics! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA...
by Koyaanisqatsi
Sat Oct 15, 2011 3:36 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: XKCD is a conspiracy!!
Replies: 10
Views: 2153

Re: XKCD is a conspiracy!!

pseudoidiot wrote:... So?

So it's a conspiracy! Was that not clear?
by Koyaanisqatsi
Sat Oct 15, 2011 3:30 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: XKCD is a conspiracy!!
Replies: 10
Views: 2153

XKCD is a conspiracy!!

Look at comic #83: Katamari

http://xkcd.com/83/

Royal Rainbow!

But wait! According to comic #283 (!!!), this is Nondescript Character's movie pet peeve! See?

http://xkcd.com/283/

#83! #283!

IT'S A CONSPIRACy!
by Koyaanisqatsi
Wed Oct 12, 2011 8:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0963: "X11"
Replies: 103
Views: 29284

Re: 0963: "X11"

I'm going nuts trying to figure out why he picked nineteen years, instead of some more natural-seeming number. [I'm going to start with this quote's concern and sort of drift from there.] It was set as the period of time that it was believed to take for half of those of voting age (or perhaps half ...
by Koyaanisqatsi
Mon Oct 10, 2011 8:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: You are an idiot!
Replies: 14
Views: 4143

You are an idiot!

Ah ha ha ha ha ha haa, ah ha ha ha haaaa!
http://youareanidiot.org/
by Koyaanisqatsi
Sun Oct 09, 2011 7:16 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 96201
Views: 7750529

Re: Count to a Million

35499 Natural number 35499. Decimal value (DEC): 35499. Hexadecimal value (HEX): 008AAB. Binary value (BIN): 000000001000101010101011. Octal value (OCT): 00105253. In words: thirty five thousands four hundreds ninety nine. Parity: Odd Number Multipliers, divisors: 3, 11833, 1. Prime or Composite Num...
by Koyaanisqatsi
Fri Oct 07, 2011 10:09 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 96201
Views: 7750529

Re: Count to a Million

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by Koyaanisqatsi
Fri Oct 07, 2011 10:09 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What is the point of space colonies?
Replies: 11
Views: 1776

Re: What is the point of space colonies?

Instead of responding to the subject at hand, I'll just leave you with a question that is applicable to the entire concept of battling the bad scientists and their dogmas because someone cannot see the point to doing something: What is the use of fundamental research of ageing yeast for the good of...
by Koyaanisqatsi
Fri Oct 07, 2011 10:07 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Speck of Dust
Replies: 92
Views: 13051

Re: Speck of Dust

No, they expect evidence and logic there, too. Not necessarily. Yes, necessarily. The rules for serious business are not secret. No, not necessarily. I keep on thinking about how when we were kids, my sister always used to say in a high-pitched, sassy tone, "Not necessarily!" And I like i...
by Koyaanisqatsi
Fri Oct 07, 2011 9:52 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Speck of Dust
Replies: 92
Views: 13051

Re: Speck of Dust

gmalivuk wrote:No, they expect evidence and logic there, too.

Not necessarily. There's more to life than evidence and logic. It's seems, to me, like a perfect place to discuss transforming people's worldviews through models of the universe.
by Koyaanisqatsi
Fri Oct 07, 2011 9:48 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 96201
Views: 7750529

Re: Count to a Million

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by Koyaanisqatsi
Fri Oct 07, 2011 9:47 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Speck of Dust
Replies: 92
Views: 13051

Re: Speck of Dust

gmalivuk wrote:
Koyaanisqatsi wrote:it's not supposed to be a scientific theory based on evidence
Koyaanisqatsi wrote:It's not based on logic
Then kindly keep it the fuck out of our science forum.

Okay, fair point. Malconstant, shall we take this to another forum? Perhaps under "Serious Business"?
by Koyaanisqatsi
Fri Oct 07, 2011 9:44 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Speck of Dust
Replies: 92
Views: 13051

Re: Speck of Dust

It's not sincere, not really, it's just something that we should adopt. Should? But why? The science opium I'm smoking is quite effective at getting things done. Things you may find unproductive, but still, society speaks for itself. The burden of proof falls on you for a reason to go luddite on th...
by Koyaanisqatsi
Fri Oct 07, 2011 9:40 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What is the point of space colonies?
Replies: 11
Views: 1776

Re: What is the point of space colonies?

Firstly, I was going to say that outer space resources are not profitable, but I'm not going to* because I don't remember where I read that and I know you won't trust me. And now I must say that you are a scientific fanatic, immediately rejecting anything that's even a slight heresy of orthodox scie...
by Koyaanisqatsi
Fri Oct 07, 2011 9:23 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Speck of Dust
Replies: 92
Views: 13051

Re: Speck of Dust

Everything about this is a good thing. "Post-modern cosmology." Is there something to this "model" beyond "the Earth is bigger than the Sun because when I look down the Earth is huge and when I look up the Sun is small. And likewise for all other observations in the univers...
by Koyaanisqatsi
Fri Oct 07, 2011 9:16 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What is the point of space colonies?
Replies: 11
Views: 1776

What is the point of space colonies?

They would require constant supplying, and wouldn't be economically beneficial. We think it's a great idea now, but once it happens, very little will happen for a long time. We won't start a sprawling interstellar empire. The colonies will likely be barely livable and not new and exciting. When you ...
by Koyaanisqatsi
Fri Oct 07, 2011 9:01 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Speck of Dust
Replies: 92
Views: 13051

Re: Speck of Dust

Size and amounts of space mean nothing in the face of relativity. Have we learned nothing? All ways of explaining the universe are equally true. I accept this theory: http://www.wizard.gen.nz/inside-out.html Here are the reasons for accepting this model: http://www.wizard.gen.nz/reuniting%20physics%...
by Koyaanisqatsi
Fri Oct 07, 2011 8:45 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 96201
Views: 7750529

Re: Count to a Million

35,464
by Koyaanisqatsi
Tue Oct 04, 2011 2:23 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Speck of Dust
Replies: 92
Views: 13051

Re: Speck of Dust

gmalivuk wrote:
Koyaanisqatsi wrote:Dust is from human cells.
No, it isn't.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dust

Oh. Whoops. Nevertheless, my point remains valid.

I don't think it would do us well to think that we aren't important. We must realize that we are, in fact, the most complex phenomenom we have yet found in the universe.
by Koyaanisqatsi
Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:13 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 96201
Views: 7750529

Re: Count to a Million

Thirty five thousand, three hundred ninety-three (35,393). I made a graph of this thread's progress: http://oi54.tinypic.com/ejya2o.jpg The x-axis is the number of days since the thread started, and the y-axis is the number that we had gotten to at that point. As you can see, over half of all the nu...
by Koyaanisqatsi
Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: your Utopic Political system
Replies: 74
Views: 10719

Re: your Utopic Political system

But what good are political systems? Personally, I think they're overrated. Screw the government. They've never helped me. But apart from the sanitation, the medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, the fresh-water system, and public health, what have the Romans ever done for us?...
by Koyaanisqatsi
Wed Sep 28, 2011 1:53 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is knowledge justified true belief?
Replies: 136
Views: 52128

Re: Is knowledge justified true belief?

ANNOUNCEMENT: THIS POSTER'S PARTICIPATION IN THIS THREAD IS OVER. Read this first: http://faculty.unlv.edu/beisecker/Courses/Phi-101/Induction.htm So, no, there is no justified true belief. Except for cogito ergo sum. ... and with such an epically incorrect pronouncement, you're done here. - Az
by Koyaanisqatsi
Wed Sep 28, 2011 1:14 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Should w(I)e care?
Replies: 11
Views: 3256

Re: Should w(I)e care?

Try this: http://deoxy.org/cc-toc.htm

It has a lot of stuff about . . . magic. Don't pay attention to that. Just read it through.
by Koyaanisqatsi
Wed Sep 28, 2011 12:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What would you buy with $50 billion
Replies: 88
Views: 11069

Re: What would you buy with $50 billion

They say money can't buy happiness, but I think it's just poor planning on the rich people's part. You could assemble a group of smart people, give them $100 million, and tell them "Each time I feel happy, each of you will get one more million. Now get to work and start improving my happiness!...
by Koyaanisqatsi
Wed Sep 28, 2011 12:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: your Utopic Political system
Replies: 74
Views: 10719

Re: your Utopic Political system

No political system. These two statements are obvious and undeniable: Compulsion is the lack of freedom. Compulsion is necessary in a functioning state. But what good are political systems? Personally, I think they're overrated. Screw the government. They've never helped me. Let's just all descend i...
by Koyaanisqatsi
Wed Sep 28, 2011 12:34 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Speck of Dust
Replies: 92
Views: 13051

Re: Speck of Dust

Uh, we're not on a speck of dust. We're on a speck of rock. Dust is from human cells. Also, I hate to do this, but I must. The entire universe is made primarily out of hydrogen and rocks, right? So what? I'm supposed to feel like hydrogen and rocks are more important than me because they're bigger? ...

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