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by Sizik
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:55 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Terminology Question: Percentile vs Percentile Rank
Replies: 9
Views: 1273

Re: Terminology Question: Percentile vs Percentile Rank

It looks like the percentile rank is the percentage of values that are below a score (so, just a number), while the percentile is the group of all of the values that are below a given percentile rank. If your mass is at the 89th percentile (89% of the population has less mass than you), then the per...
by Sizik
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:46 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Where are all the balls?
Replies: 15
Views: 2824

Re: Where are all the balls?

They're all in pot pω, the one after all of the finitely-labelled pots.
by Sizik
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:35 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Steven Universe
Replies: 215
Views: 42998

Re: Steven Universe

A theory I seen kicking around reddit: White's Pearl's gem is on her stomach, our Pearl's gem is on her forehead, Pink's gem is on her stomach, and White's gem is on her forehead. This suggests that White's Pearl used to be Pink's pearl, and vice versa. This ends up being...
by Sizik
Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:57 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Steven Universe
Replies: 215
Views: 42998

Re: Steven Universe

So hey, a new episode happened two days ago.

Spoiler:
There's definitely something not quite right with White Diamond and her Pearl.
by Sizik
Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Wanted: Your Loss Memes
Replies: 18
Views: 1848

Re: Wanted: Your Loss Memes

I don't get the appeal of this meme. Origin of it aside, I think what makes it appealing is how easy it is to encode the reference in other forms. Since all you need is the four-panel format of one thing, two things, two things, and two things with one of them sideways, it's easy to hide in otherwi...
by Sizik
Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:16 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 675
Views: 108710

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

Tactics is thinking about how a move impacts the next turn. Strategy is thinking about how it impacts the next 1000 turns.
by Sizik
Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:38 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Thoughts on Goa'uld: population growth and similarity to Yeerks
Replies: 16
Views: 2025

Re: Thoughts on Goa'uld: population growth and similarity to Yeerks

That the vast majority of the symbiotes apparently die seem of no concern to the Goa'uld, so I would say that they are not there just to serve as incubators. So the Goa'uld in power are exploiting what is basically child labor for their species in order to have strong, dependent armies to maintain ...
by Sizik
Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:46 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Finding a PCIE to SATA power cable
Replies: 6
Views: 2926

Re: Finding a PCIE to SATA power cable

So you have a modular PSU, with detachable cables? If so, the ports on the back aren't necessarily the same pinout as PCIe power connectors.
by Sizik
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:25 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Steven Universe
Replies: 215
Views: 42998

Re: Steven Universe

Speculation on the god-like nature of the diamonds: Yellow and Blue both seemed to be more aware of the dreamworld than the others (which also fits with Steven being able to go into people's dreams), though Garnet also kind of knew what was going on. Pink saw herself as bringing the gif...
by Sizik
Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7186
Views: 535250

Re: Trump presidency

gmalivuk wrote:https://t.co/cMg1ixK24B [pdf - my phone just downloads it and closes the browser so I can't get the non-Twitterfied url]


Here you go https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/fil ... of-NTA.pdf
by Sizik
Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:27 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Steven Universe
Replies: 215
Views: 42998

Re: Steven Universe

New episodes dropping this week.

Spoiler:
Glad to finally see some concrete Pink Diamond/Rose Quartz backstory.
by Sizik
Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:22 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Any ideas on this please ??
Replies: 3
Views: 2277

Re: Any ideas on this please ??

My guess is
Spoiler:
E, because it's the least symmetrical-looking of the six.
by Sizik
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Questions For The World
Replies: 2216
Views: 409047

Re: Questions For The World

It almost looks like some sort of mold growth.
by Sizik
Wed May 16, 2018 8:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7186
Views: 535250

Re: Trump presidency

CorruptUser wrote:But I also have the same thinking about what the ideal US would look like for the Democrats, and frankly I find that world to be downright terrifying...

I'm curious what you think that would be.
by Sizik
Wed May 09, 2018 2:14 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Email Bypass
Replies: 5
Views: 2104

Re: Email Bypass

The problem is that I am not connected to the internet so it wont let me register until it sends an email. I just want to download the software from the CD and be done, but it wants to register with my email first. Ah, I interpreted [I] don't care about this computer being hooked up to the internet...
by Sizik
Wed May 09, 2018 4:22 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Email Bypass
Replies: 5
Views: 2104

Re: Email Bypass

Create a throwaway email account?
by Sizik
Fri May 04, 2018 4:06 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 675
Views: 108710

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

pseudoidiot wrote:That must be from the Australia MMO

Pretty close, it's actually the New Zealand MMO.
by Sizik
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:59 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Horizontal Asymptote For Rational Equations
Replies: 9
Views: 2310

Re: Horizontal Asymptote For Rational Equations

How are you figuring that (x+1)/(x^2-x-6) doesn't have an asymptote at 0?
by Sizik
Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7186
Views: 535250

Re: Trump presidency

Do you have a citation for that? You mean of my last post? It's my take on: https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/981859214380462081 (Had to go hunting for it. It had fallen off the 'headlines', from my lurk-without-login glance at twitter, but still glad I'm not adding to all that weird stuff...
by Sizik
Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1818
Views: 302712

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

The robot uprising has begun. SAN FRANCISCO — A woman in Tempe, Ariz., has died after being hit by a self-driving car operated by Uber, in what appears to be the first known death of a pedestrian struck by an autonomous vehicle on a public road. The Uber vehicle was in autonomous mode with a human ...
by Sizik
Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Actual Drnukenness!
Replies: 1358
Views: 305443

Re: Actual Drnukenness!

flicky1991 wrote:Why is the formatting at the bottom of this page broken?

Drunkenness?


Freezeblade's and Ginger's posts have mismatched quote/spoiler tags.
by Sizik
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:49 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 941
Views: 237481

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

So then "gone" would be pronounced like "gon" (as in polygon) for you?

For me, "gone" rhymes with "lawn".
by Sizik
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:12 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: How many degrees in a sphere?
Replies: 12
Views: 10096

Re: How many degrees in a sphere?

360 degrees x 4 x 1/2 Radian = Surface Area of Sphere 41,252 degrees square 41,252 divided by 4 = Area of a Circle in degrees square 10,313.24031 41,252 multipied by 1/3 Radian = Volume of a Sphere in Cubic Degrees 787,873.524 Area typically has dimensions of length squared, and volume is length cu...
by Sizik
Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:48 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Black Panther
Replies: 214
Views: 25149

Re: Black Panther

Question about the end of movie:
Spoiler:
I don't remember, did Agent Ross make it out alive, or was it supposed to be implied that he dies when the gunship blew up the lab?
by Sizik
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:37 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Are patents/IP good for innovation?
Replies: 67
Views: 9801

Re: Are patents/IP good for innovation?

Patents can't really be shortened without losing their usefulness, though. At least for mechanical devices, the time from patent application to market can be measured in decades in some industries. Unless you want all large industrial companies to stop disclosing any inventions, I wouldn't shorten ...
by Sizik
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:58 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9870
Views: 1777449

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Have you tried sprinkling in some print statements to verify which array indices are actually being assigned?
by Sizik
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7186
Views: 535250

Re: Trump presidency

Sableagle wrote:... and then nobody will be able to read The Lord of the Rings except one old professor of literature who still has a rare fifth edition locked away somewhere.

They just added elf and wizard emoji in Unicode 10, so a translation is theoretically possible.
by Sizik
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7186
Views: 535250

Re: Trump presidency

Thesh wrote:Twitter.

I hear they've finally started to make money.
by Sizik
Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14855
Views: 2317394

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

The biggest downside being that many devices haven't been as secure as they should be, leading to them getting hacked and e.g. used for botnets.
by Sizik
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:22 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Shocking mouse, bad?
Replies: 13
Views: 9904

Re: Shocking mouse, bad?

So an odd update to the situation. For reference, here's how everything is connected electrically: Keyboard/Mouse -> Motherboard USB -> Power Supply -> UPS -> Wall outlet Grounding wire -> Power strip socket ground -> Wall outlet on a adjacent wall Grounding myself on the wire often causes the speak...
by Sizik
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:06 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Nash Equilibrium in American politics
Replies: 91
Views: 13196

Re: Nash Equilibrium in American politics

I would say though that there is another factor as well as the voting system that keeps the system two-party: The length and expense of your campaigns. If we contrast with the UK which also has a pretty strong fptp system, the UK has five mainstream parties - and more if you count Northern Ireland:...
by Sizik
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:46 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Bear Puzzle
Replies: 23
Views: 12649

Re: Bear Puzzle

Here's my thought:
Spoiler:
The "trap" the bear has fallen into is a crevasse in a glacier, as digging a 20-meter-deep hole to trap a bear is absurd. Thus, it's a polar bear.
by Sizik
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3363
Views: 666643

Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Something hit the sun, causing a large splash of plasma on one side visible from Earth. Panic ensued as the sun seemed to be getting farther and farther away, as if the Earth was knocked out of orbit. The last thing I remember before waking up is what looked like black tentacles encroaching the sun ...
by Sizik
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:50 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Trolley Problem
Replies: 349
Views: 82245

Re: Trolley Problem

Vsauce did a real life trolley problem experiment for their Youtube Red series, observing how people actually react in a (simulated) situation where they have to choose between doing nothing and switching the train to the track with one person instead of five. The video is free to watch, here.
by Sizik
Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:04 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: YouTube comment history weirdness
Replies: 3
Views: 2892

Re: YouTube comment history weirdness

The new YouTube UI has been hella buggy for me, especially for comments. If I watch two videos consecutively and scroll through the comments on the second, I occasionally see the text of comments from the first video in completely unrelated comments.
by Sizik
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic
Replies: 538
Views: 47438

Re: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic

If she's in a one-party consent state, she could record inappropriate calls without having to tell the other person.
by Sizik
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Doki Doki Literature Club
Replies: 5
Views: 2259

Re: Doki Doki Literature Club

I started playing at midnight on Christmas eve, and called it quits 2 hours later when You have to choose between telling Sayori "I love you" or "I'll be your friend forever". I ended up not being able to fall asleep after that, due to thinking about what would be the right c...
by Sizik
Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:06 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 17674

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

Chen wrote:...there's a scene with the Emperor and Vader talking where the Emperor says "I have no doubt this boy is the offspring of Anakin Skywalker".

I'm pretty sure that wasn't in the theatrical release.
by Sizik
Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic
Replies: 538
Views: 47438

Re: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic

My interpretation is not that Pfhorrest was saying that you sound like a man per se . I took his statement as a caution that all splitting , regardless of the source, starts to sounds alike, and that you might not realize when your own defensive mechanism mirrors the intolerance of your enemies--su...
by Sizik
Tue Dec 26, 2017 4:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13405
Views: 1497943

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

natraj wrote:til that the person who voiced tony the tiger also sang "you're a mean one mr. grinch" which disproportionately delights me


He's also the voice of Kirby the vacuum from The Brave Little Toaster. Also, "Thurl Ravenscroft" is a pretty epic-sounding name.

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