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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby Max™ » Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:46 am UTC

Re: pressures thread.

We're all proving that the definition of insanity is indeed trying the same thing and expecting a different result, by attempting to demonstrate that you can't disprove relativity by arbitrarily declaring the math used in relativity isn't actually the math used in relativity.
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Postby The Scyphozoa » Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:02 am UTC

As in, a self-contained thought experiment? Or do you mean that you're trolling people elsewhere with this method and reporting the results back to the thread?
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby Max™ » Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:05 am UTC

The Scyphozoa wrote:As in, a self-contained thought experiment? Or do you mean that you're trolling people elsewhere with this method and reporting the results back to the thread?

As in we've all become trapped in a self-destructive cycle of trying to help steve.
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Postby poxic » Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:36 am UTC

And steve appears to have zero interest in learning anything.
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Postby Cathy » Wed Oct 10, 2012 1:17 am UTC

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Postby Adacore » Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:38 am UTC

The Scyphozoa wrote:As in, a self-contained thought experiment? Or do you mean that you're trolling people elsewhere with this method and reporting the results back to the thread?

In less obfuscatory languages than the others have used - Steve Waterman is using a range of dubious mathematical arguments, and fundamental misunderstandings of terminology (deliberate or otherwise), in an attempt to disprove special relativity. Others are attempting to correct his mistakes. A long time was spent (as in over a thousand posts) discussing possible problems with the galilean transform, which Steve latched on to as a way to attack relativity. They might be discussing something else now - I mostly only skim the thread to read the snarky comments in between the endless rehashes of the same maths/physics.

Steve is extremely good at appearing to be on the cusp of a breakthrough in understanding (and thus correcting his obviously wrong assertions), so people keep trying to help him get over that threshold. I think it's pretty obvious by now, though, that that's an illusion and is never going to happen.

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Postby eran_rathan » Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:41 pm UTC

We're into discussing 4D math, with lightlike,spacelike, and timelike separations between events. It seems less like the Carousel of the Damned and more like the Crazy Train now.
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Postby pseudoidiot » Thu Oct 11, 2012 4:30 pm UTC

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Postby Giant Speck » Sun Oct 14, 2012 6:13 am UTC

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Postby thorgold » Tue Oct 16, 2012 12:43 am UTC


1. Mother of GOD that is awesome
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Postby The EGE » Sat Nov 10, 2012 6:49 am UTC

It's been too long since there were awesome things being posted in this thread.

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Postby Magnanimous » Sat Nov 10, 2012 6:54 am UTC

It's good to know I'm not the only person who filled the entire top shelf of their dorm's desk with books.

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Postby UniqueScreenname » Sat Nov 10, 2012 2:22 pm UTC

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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby UniqueScreenname » Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:59 pm UTC

I am here so that I do not rudely brag about the weather in the Rant thread. It's in the high 60s-mid 70s. I'm so happy. :mrgreen:
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Postby Ptolom » Sun Nov 11, 2012 1:29 am UTC

Magnanimous wrote:It's good to know I'm not the only person who filled the entire top shelf of their dorm's desk with books.

I filled the middle shelf. Though I've still read less than half of them.

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Postby The EGE » Sun Nov 11, 2012 3:13 am UTC

Magnanimous wrote:It's good to know I'm not the only person who filled the entire top shelf of their dorm's desk with books.


It's actually getting to be somewhat of a problem. Those are all personal books - my textbooks are elsewhere. And the personal books - merely those that I absolutely cannot live without for six months at a time - are beginning to outnumber shelf space.

I'm hopefully going to have a single next semester that will off more space for me than my current double. If I do, I will bring one of my bookcases from home.
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Postby Ptolom » Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:43 am UTC

Is it wrong that some of my personal books are also textbooks?

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Postby e^iπ+1=0 » Sun Nov 11, 2012 11:27 am UTC

Nope. I have Basic Set Theory by Levy sitting on my shelf despite never having done any for an actual class. And if I could get a copy that was complete, in good condition, and didn't cost a fuckton, I'd also have a copy of a textbook I used a few years ago, The Calculus 7 by Leithold, which I thought was good enough that I'd totally still use it as something to refer back to.
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Postby The EGE » Sun Nov 11, 2012 1:43 pm UTC

I have 2 separate differential equations books (one mine from class, the other from a century ago), one on analytic geometry, one on celestial mechanics, mine on MATLAB, plus The Design of Everyday Things (which should be an engineering textbook) on there.
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Postby K-R » Sun Nov 11, 2012 3:41 pm UTC

The EGE wrote:
Magnanimous wrote:It's good to know I'm not the only person who filled the entire top shelf of their dorm's desk with books.


It's actually getting to be somewhat of a problem. Those are all personal books - my textbooks are elsewhere. And the personal books - merely those that I absolutely cannot live without for six months at a time - are beginning to outnumber shelf space.

I have a similar DVD problem:
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There's still another shelf and a half worth of DVDs sitting around that I haven't got around to putting away yet, on account of having nowhere else to put all the VHS tapes, CDs, etc that are on the blurry shelves. Even then, it'll eventually fill up and I've got no idea where to put another shelf.

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Postby SurgicalSteel » Sun Nov 11, 2012 5:09 pm UTC

Ptolom wrote:Is it wrong that some of my personal books are also textbooks?
Not at all. I still have my Italian, Intro to Psych, couple of books about AI and my history of modern Russia text book. No plans to get rid of any of them.
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Postby Ptolom » Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:43 pm UTC

One of the books I brought with me turned out to be on the reading list for the course.

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Postby SurgicalSteel » Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:40 am UTC

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Postby poxic » Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:41 am UTC

Grats.
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Postby Eseell » Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:10 am UTC

Congrats!
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby SlyReaper » Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:48 pm UTC

Awesome: I bought a Yorkie bar from a vending machine. Two Yorkie bars emerged. Booyah!
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Postby roband » Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:18 pm UTC

Yes, but that day when you attempt to buy one Yorkie bar and get nothing, will you still be happy?

I think not.

You've unbalanced the vending machine universe and you're going to regret it.

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Postby SurgicalSteel » Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:25 pm UTC

poxic wrote:Grats.

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Postby SlyReaper » Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:33 pm UTC

roband wrote:Yes, but that day when you attempt to buy one Yorkie bar and get nothing, will you still be happy?

I think not.

You've unbalanced the vending machine universe and you're going to regret it.


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Postby Giant Speck » Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:03 am UTC

I got my Dumbing of Age posters in the mail today! And they're even signed! :D
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Postby ahammel » Thu Nov 22, 2012 4:34 pm UTC

There was a particularly awesome paper published in EvoDevo yesterday. Note especially the handsome fourth author and the masterwork rtPCR experiment in Figure 3.
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Postby SlyReaper » Thu Nov 22, 2012 7:42 pm UTC

SlyReaper wrote:
roband wrote:Yes, but that day when you attempt to buy one Yorkie bar and get nothing, will you still be happy?

I think not.

You've unbalanced the vending machine universe and you're going to regret it.


The machine giveth, the machine taketh away. But for now, the balance is in my favour.


Again, the machine hath blessed me with a second Yorkie. Truly, the gods of vending machines smile upon me.
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Postby UniqueScreenname » Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:29 pm UTC

I just bought bound leather copies of the HGTTG series, Jurassic Park and The Lost World, the complete works of Jane Austen, and the complete Works of Poe. Buy one, get one for $10. AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!
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Postby roband » Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:32 pm UTC

It still sounds expensive :(

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Postby Zarq » Fri Nov 23, 2012 11:50 pm UTC

UniqueScreenname wrote:I just bought bound leather copies of the HGTTG series, Jurassic Park and The Lost World, the complete works of Jane Austen, and the complete Works of Poe. Buy one, get one for $10. AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!


Which Poe collection? Does it have the complete version of Berenice?
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Postby UniqueScreenname » Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:52 am UTC

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Postby Zarq » Sat Nov 24, 2012 8:45 am UTC

Yeah, that's what my edition said too. Apparently they use a different definition of "all" than I do.
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Postby SlyReaper » Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:32 pm UTC

I put on one of my old coats today and there was a tenner in one of the pockets. Hell yeah. I then checked the other pocket and found a fiver as well. Result! :mrgreen:

And it couldn't have come at a better time because I am fucking skint at the moment until payday. This makes surviving until payday a lot easier.
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Postby jawdisorder » Sat Nov 24, 2012 7:45 pm UTC

I got an internship with nvidia!


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