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by jpers36
Fri Aug 10, 2012 5:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1093: "Forget"
Replies: 125
Views: 26316

Re: 1093: "Forget"

Muz wrote:Clinton was never impeached. He never even had an impeachment hearing, IIRC.


Clinton was impeached on December 19, 1998. He was acquitted in the impeachment trial.
by jpers36
Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1090: "Formal Languages"
Replies: 90
Views: 30595

Re: 1090: "Formal Languages"

eviloatmeal wrote:
Max™ wrote::D Glad I could full-of-fuckify your brain..

Too subtle?


Aahhhhhhhhhh. Now I get it.
by jpers36
Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:56 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0006: "Glass Half Empty"
Replies: 94
Views: 45528

Re: What-if 0006: Glass Half Empty

And while I'm on pet peeves, when hypothetical asteroids strike the earth, why are they always centered on major cities, particularly New York or Los Angeles? Surely most of the earth's surface is water, and another large percentage is sparsely inhabited at best. What if a rock struck 100 miles inl...
by jpers36
Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 515200

Re: 1067: "Pressures"

steve waterman wrote:so what is your word/term for the distance from (0,0,0) to (2,0,0)?


The correct term is 2.
by jpers36
Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 515200

Re: 1067: "Pressures"

btw, There is no "event" nor "point", just the tuplets, in my given example of two systems origin's separated by three abscissa units. Either you're lying about your example, or you're lying about its applicability to the Galilean. The Galilean has points. We've shown this to yo...
by jpers36
Mon Aug 06, 2012 3:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 515200

Re: 1067: "Pressures"

And am I wrong, or does steve not recognize that he's comparing two different points? With either shift, red 0 now maps to blue -3, and blue 0 now maps to red 3. But once you move the systems from coincidence, you can't just demand that red 0 and blue 0 map to the same values anymore. Or did I miss...
by jpers36
Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1091: "Curiosity"
Replies: 70
Views: 19390

Re: 1091: "Curiosity"

*Adding "rocket" in front of inanimate common nouns makes that object a million times awesomer - the same way adding "wizard" does for people's occupation. If your hypothesis is correct, then Rocket Wizard must be the coolest combination of words in the english language. We must...
by jpers36
Fri Aug 03, 2012 2:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 515200

Re: 1067: "Pressures"

There once was a grid from Nantucket
With origin kept in a bucket
The bucket was sent
On a train to south Kent
So Nantucket's coords reconstructed
by jpers36
Fri Aug 03, 2012 2:03 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 515200

Re: 1067: "Pressures"

eran_rathan wrote:Every time I open this thread, Queen's Under Pressure and the Zuton's Pressure Point pop into my head, making a fun mix-up that I would love for someone to make.


For me, it's Skindred's Pressure.
by jpers36
Fri Jul 27, 2012 7:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 515200

Re: 1067: "Pressures"

Thanks for doing the re-post. Each car's, odometer will increase by 15 miles traveling at 15 miles per hour, for one hour. Each car, wherever they are in the world, will have a related coordination to the manhole in question, but that no effect upon the odometer's function PER CAR. The odometer's p...
by jpers36
Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1084: "Server Problem"
Replies: 123
Views: 52351

Re: 1084: "Server Problem"

I like you, Max™, but I gotta do this :P . I don't do strong opinions, in my opinion opinions aren't worth much. I used cuntist as short for pro-"being an awful rotten cuntbag to everyone because she is one of the most hateful and shitty humans ever born, second only to Hitler", seriously,...
by jpers36
Fri Jul 20, 2012 5:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1083: "Writing Styles"
Replies: 137
Views: 26469

Re: 1083: "Writing Styles"

All he would have to do is say "I'm not going to sign any budget that has any deficit or any income tax in it". That would shut down the government pretty fast. Yeah, a big majority in Congress could over-ride him, but I have trouble seeing the tea-party dominated house overriding a veto ...
by jpers36
Fri Jul 20, 2012 3:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1083: "Writing Styles"
Replies: 137
Views: 26469

Re: 1083: "Writing Styles"

All he would have to do is say "I'm not going to sign any budget that has any deficit or any income tax in it". That would shut down the government pretty fast. Yeah, a big majority in Congress could over-ride him, but I have trouble seeing the tea-party dominated house overriding a veto ...
by jpers36
Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1083: "Writing Styles"
Replies: 137
Views: 26469

Re: 1083: "Writing Styles"

Would you mind demonstrating the use of the word "prophesy" as a verb? 1 Samuel 10 Saul Anointed King 5 "After that you shall come to Gibeath-elohim, where there is a garrison of the Philistines. And there, as soon as you come to the city, you will meet a group of prophets coming dow...
by jpers36
Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:19 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0002: "SAT Guessing"
Replies: 62
Views: 20993

Re: What-If 0002: SAT Guessing

Correct me if I am wrong, but wouldn't the probably of guessing them all correctly be 1/5? Because the questions are independent of one another, so the probability of each is 1/5. The probability would not decrease as you progress through the questions... Each individual question's probability does...
by jpers36
Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 515200

Re: 1067: "Pressures"

You can add Jesse Ventura to the list. Fred Thompson's a special case.
by jpers36
Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 515200

Re: 1067: "Pressures"

Action movie stars and politics?
by jpers36
Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1080: "Visual Field"
Replies: 129
Views: 31480

Re: 1080: "Visual Field"

Somewhat tangential, but I have voluntary nystagmus.
by jpers36
Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 515200

Re: 1067: "Pressures"

Divide each difficulty into as many parts as is feasible and necessary to resolve it. Rene Descartes The mathematical community has done this, and you need to follow. We have two concepts where you only have one. So you need to divide your conception of a Cartesian coordinate point into the two con...
by jpers36
Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 515200

Re: 1067: "Pressures"

steve waterman wrote:hence your confusion here.


Max isn't confused here, Steve. You are. We call it simply a point because the consensus of rational beings is that meaningless extra words don't help communication.
by jpers36
Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0900: "Religions"
Replies: 178
Views: 39561

Re: 0900: "Religions"

Furthermore, as far as I remember, God never "planted false evidence to test faith" in the Bible, and the act would be entirely antithetical to him being a god of "obvious truth". The only instances I remember of faith-testing, is he let bad things happen to people to see if the...
by jpers36
Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:12 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0001: "Relativistic Baseball"
Replies: 167
Views: 126864

Re: What-If 0001: Relativistic Baseball

There's a #2 as well ...
by jpers36
Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 515200

Re: 1067: "Pressures"

From page 12 ... We're running in circles. Hence the problem...coordinates have points according to what i just posted., called cleverly, "coordinate points"..along with their url sources. No, what you posted shows that coordinates describe points. They all disagree with your assertion tha...
by jpers36
Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 515200

Re: 1067: "Pressures"

steve waterman wrote:How can there be a point R ,if no point can exist in either S or S'?


Image
by jpers36
Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0900: "Religions"
Replies: 178
Views: 39561

Re: 0900: "Religions"

That's great. Unfortunately for you, I'm not interested in having this tired, predictable, cliche argument. If you're interested in pretending we did have the argument, I'm pretty sure the number of other examples of this exact same discussion taking place in other places on the Internet is approac...
by jpers36
Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0900: "Religions"
Replies: 178
Views: 39561

Re: 0900: "Religions"

blowfishhootie wrote:The fact that people believe it so vehemently despite the lack of actual proof to support it right now[...]


blowfishhootie, I'm interested in what investigations you've made into the proof for Christianity. Also, how much study have you done into epistemology?
by jpers36
Mon Jul 09, 2012 3:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1079: "United Shapes"
Replies: 169
Views: 45686

Re: 1079: "United Shapes"

Macaulay's The Way Things Work is actually a remake of an older book of the same name. I grew up with Macaulay's version, and discovered the original in a used book sale a couple years ago.
by jpers36
Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 515200

Re: 1067: "Pressures"

steve waterman wrote:Are you saying that LET BLUE, BLUE has no coordinate point length 2 at (2,0,0) BLUE?


1) There is no such thing as coordinate points.
2) Coordinates don't have lengths.
3) Points don't have lengths.
by jpers36
Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 515200

Re: 1067: "Pressures"

NOPE...all the equal signs should be => in your depiction. x' BLUE = x RED No, the equal signs are exactly what they're supposed to be. The equations represent exactly what they're supposed to. Where is coordinate length 2 is BLUE? BLUE (-1,0,0) or BLUE (2,0,0) 1) Non sequitur. 2) 2 is not in BLUE,...
by jpers36
Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 515200

Re: 1067: "Pressures"

Image

Now THAT's a Galilean transformation.
by jpers36
Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1074: "Moon Landing"
Replies: 164
Views: 36754

Re: 1074: "Moon Landing"

Sungura wrote:But have fun trying to convince all the religious fundies influencing politics wayyyyy too much these days that science is a cool thing....


Yeah... That type of rhetoric is not the way to convince anyone of anything.
by jpers36
Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 515200

Re: 1067: "Pressures"

steve waterman wrote:
jpers36 wrote:
steve waterman wrote:LET REDRED = BLUEBLUE and be premised as fixed Cartesian coincident systems


Why?


\WHY NOT ?


Because by your assumption, you're contradicting Galiliean transformations from the start. It's a logical fallacy: assuming the consequent, or begging the question. Look it up.
by jpers36
Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 515200

Re: 1067: "Pressures"

steve waterman wrote:LET REDRED = BLUEBLUE and be premised as fixed Cartesian coincident systems


Why?
by jpers36
Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 515200

Re: 1067: "Pressures"

I can make up my own axioms to prove anything, too. Check it out:

LET Steve = Wrong.

Therefore Steve is wrong!

Impeccable logic, Steve.
by jpers36
Wed Jun 27, 2012 2:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 515200

Re: 1067: "Pressures"

steve waterman wrote:A trial case goes like this...


You're not a lawyer either.

MATH ONLY PLEASE
by jpers36
Wed Jun 27, 2012 2:03 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 515200

Re: 1067: "Pressures"

NOTICE...I will be MAJOR pissed off if people, other than Pfhorrest post until I allow it (soon)...into this thread...please do not hijack this NOW! You don't own this thread. You're not a professor teaching his students. You're not Sherlock Holmes walking a simpleton Watson through an elementary p...
by jpers36
Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 515200

Re: 1067: "Pressures"

I'm appointing Pfhorrest as my rhetorical surrogate for this argument, and I suggest anyone in disagreement with Steve do the same. I think a single unified voice of reason would help focus the discussion; I trust Pfhorrest to make the right mathematical argument; and I admit he has more patience th...
by jpers36
Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 515200

Re: 1067: "Pressures"

So. It has come to this.
by jpers36
Fri Jun 22, 2012 3:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 515200

Re: 1067: "Pressures"

The Galilean transformation does not describe a theoretical space where points move relatively to each other. It is a given that B and R will always be the same distance away from each other. So your diagram has no bearing on the Galilean transformation. *EDIT: That is, if you're trying to relate i...
by jpers36
Fri Jun 22, 2012 3:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 515200

Re: 1067: "Pressures"

The Galilean transformation does not describe a theoretical space where points move relatively to each other. It is a given that B and R will always be the same distance away from each other. So your diagram has no bearing on the Galilean transformation. *EDIT: That is, if you're trying to relate i...

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