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by Thesh
Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3567
Views: 222325

Re: Trump presidency

KnightExemplar wrote:
Thesh wrote:Your parents had to pass a citizen's exam to immigrate? I call bullshit.


https://www.uscis.gov/us-citizenship/na ... ation-test


That's for naturalization, not immigration.
by Thesh
Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3567
Views: 222325

Re: Trump presidency

Your parents had to pass a citizen's exam to immigrate? I call bullshit.
by Thesh
Tue Mar 14, 2017 4:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3567
Views: 222325

Re: Trump presidency

And people have no right to enter a country without said government's permission. That's what the law says, but I don't see the law as morally justifiable; closed borders just reinforce the global power imbalances that ensure global inequality in the first place. In fact, if this had been the polic...
by Thesh
Tue Mar 14, 2017 4:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3567
Views: 222325

Re: Trump presidency

KnightExemplar wrote:Do you honestly see no value in a system that favors proper integration into our culture?


Government has absolutely no fucking right to force a culture on anyone. It's none of their business.
by Thesh
Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:20 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Breaking Up the United States
Replies: 174
Views: 17976

Re: Breaking Up the United States

When it comes to issues of poverty and human rights, no we should not just accept it. Nor could breaking up the country fix anything at all, as the real problem has nothing to do with red states vs blue states - even if it was possible to break up the country nicely.
by Thesh
Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:21 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17091
Views: 1291421

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

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by Thesh
Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3567
Views: 222325

Re: Trump presidency

I find it strange to think of Trump's support as a direct result of the illegal immigration crisis, though -- largely because it scarcely seems like a crisis at all. The unspoken part of that is that all those immigrants are responsible for low pay, not the Republican party who has been fighting ex...
by Thesh
Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:54 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3567
Views: 222325

Re: Trump presidency

That's not Trump, that's been a thing for years.
by Thesh
Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:17 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17091
Views: 1291421

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

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by Thesh
Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:10 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17091
Views: 1291421

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

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by Thesh
Sat Mar 04, 2017 2:24 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17091
Views: 1291421

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

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by Thesh
Sat Mar 04, 2017 12:48 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3567
Views: 222325

Re: Trump presidency

Ho hum. I'm sure that 'but that's different!' for some reason though. Well, the main difference is that it's legal in Indiana for a state employee to use a private email account for public business. How is that a difference? One was a federal department head handling classified information, and the...
by Thesh
Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3567
Views: 222325

Re: Trump presidency

cphite wrote:
elasto wrote:Ho hum. I'm sure that 'but that's different!' for some reason though.


Well, the main difference is that it's legal in Indiana for a state employee to use a private email account for public business.


How is that a difference?
by Thesh
Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:29 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: The "IT DOESN'T WORK!" thread
Replies: 1958
Views: 479499

Re: The "IT DOESN'T WORK!" thread

Coincidentally, I did something very similar to you in Visual Studio with Eigen (header-only template library) over the weekend, so here's a convenient screenshot of the property page for my project: vs_project_properties.png And then you include it like any other non-local library, which in my case...
by Thesh
Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:52 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3128
Views: 365637

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Trump's getting the credit, but it's an invention of right-wing trolls.
by Thesh
Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:04 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17091
Views: 1291421

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

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by Thesh
Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3128
Views: 365637

Re: The Darker Side of the News

That's what 401k's are for.
by Thesh
Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3128
Views: 365637

Re: The Darker Side of the News

It doesn't really matter if you can just divest your interests from impacted industries when you see the fall coming.
by Thesh
Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:00 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17091
Views: 1291421

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

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by Thesh
Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:10 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Citizen's Wage
Replies: 942
Views: 162829

Re: Citizen's Wage

Seems like you shouldn't need a minimum wage, but for that to be true the citizens wage would need to be enough to actually live on. Depends on your goal; there are a lot more considerations than just "are people able to survive". If it's just enough for people to get by, yes, they would ...
by Thesh
Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13198
Views: 1240579

Re: Today I Learned

Yep; unlike blackberries and raspberries, avocados are berries and not stone fruit.
by Thesh
Tue Feb 21, 2017 2:56 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17091
Views: 1291421

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

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by Thesh
Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:27 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17091
Views: 1291421

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

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by Thesh
Sat Feb 18, 2017 3:05 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17091
Views: 1291421

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

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by Thesh
Sat Feb 18, 2017 1:21 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Plant Coloration On Exoplanets
Replies: 17
Views: 3888

Re: Plant Coloration On Exoplanets

For bright blue, you could explain that the intense blue-spectrum light from the helmet triggers a photoluminescent compound.
by Thesh
Sat Feb 18, 2017 12:29 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Plant Coloration On Exoplanets
Replies: 17
Views: 3888

Re: Plant Coloration On Exoplanets

I am coming at this from the perspective of energy efficiency in the plants: what color pigment would absorb the most light given the orange color of the star? Specifically, red algae (like seaweeds) are red because the primary color of incoming light is in the blue to blue-green area of the spectr...
by Thesh
Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1799: "Bad Map Projection: Time Zones"
Replies: 70
Views: 8736

Re: 1799: "Bad Map Projection: Time Zones"

Perhaps we'd have started counting in 256-bit integers from the start. That would only overflow every 10^16 universe ages. Imagine using 256-bit words right from the start, rather than all the 16-bit and 32-bit shit we're still stuck with. Sure, we'd have a slow start to the computing age, but we'd...
by Thesh
Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Oroville Dam (CA) and crumbling infrastructure
Replies: 36
Views: 5632

Re: Oroville Dam (CA) and crumbling infrastructure

California How about those guys stop having their tax-dollars decided by propositions and actually let their elected leaders have the ability to fund projects they deem fit? This wasn't because of that; they were going to fix it, but it was blocked because it would have been paid for as part of the...
by Thesh
Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:55 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89774
Views: 6496266

Re: Random natterings

I guess the power draw will be about 2W. (the highest number on the LCD I could find is 3.3V * 0.15A and an efficient SoC draws about 1W tops) That sounds like a lot of cells in parallel to provide such current. I'm finding numbers closer to half a watt for consumption smartphone displays; for a ca...
by Thesh
Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89774
Views: 6496266

Re: Random natterings

*unless you find that dozens of non-rechargable alkaline batteries are more environmentally friendly than a single rechargable lithium-based battery. NiMh seems like a better solution, depending on power consumption and weight requirements (I'm thinking button cell, so weight difference should be n...
by Thesh
Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14019
Views: 1912960

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

Could have been a VTOL; I'm pretty sure we most regional passenger jets are capable of VTOL.
by Thesh
Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3567
Views: 222325

Re: Trump presidency

You guys can't expect him to be practiced with his non-answers. He's not a career politician! This is exactly the reason we elected him! You see how he doesn't even try to hide the fact that he completely dodged the question? That's honesty. Did he dodge the question? As a white male, I believe I s...
by Thesh
Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3567
Views: 222325

Re: Trump presidency

Trump on antisemitism (facepalm worthy):

https://twitter.com/SopanDeb/status/831 ... 88/photo/1
by Thesh
Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14019
Views: 1912960

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

Jet makes emergency landing after hitting a deer during takeoff.

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/l ... 68979.html
by Thesh
Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3567
Views: 222325

Re: Trump presidency

Meanwhile, Trump is aiming a gun at the messenger: https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/831853862281699331 Is he wrong, though? It is somewhat odd to have intelligence services wage a PR war against the president. Leaking from intelligence agencies would be a crime, unless the White House its...
by Thesh
Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1799: "Bad Map Projection: Time Zones"
Replies: 70
Views: 8736

Re: 1799: "Bad Map Projection: Time Zones"

I would agree with you if only we'd have a precise measurement of the age of the universe and Planck units wouldn't have the problem of being really imprecise (as the wiki page explains bases like G are hard to reproduce). Using a random* epoch and the time unit from SI is the best we can do curren...
by Thesh
Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1799: "Bad Map Projection: Time Zones"
Replies: 70
Views: 8736

Re: 1799: "Bad Map Projection: Time Zones"

Yes, UTC is bad. Time must be metricized, so appointments must be made in seconds since the unix epoch ( no leap seconds allowed!), which is what digital calendars are doing anyway. No, we should have the exact time elapsed from the beginning of the universe to now, given in Planck time. Picking ar...
by Thesh
Wed Feb 15, 2017 3:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89774
Views: 6496266

Re: Random natterings

...why the fuck do we have two different feet that differ by less than a micrometer? When the international foot was defined in 1959, a great deal of survey data was already available based on the former definitions, especially in the United States and in India. The small difference between the sur...
by Thesh
Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:20 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17091
Views: 1291421

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

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by Thesh
Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Housing discussion from ION
Replies: 58
Views: 5940

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

Zamfir wrote:If home owners are so powerful that they can bend politics to their favour even in big cities where they are a distinct minority. Why doesn't that work even more in their favour elsewhere?


Supply and demand. Cities have larger demand.

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