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Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:09 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Math: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 434
Views: 159591

### Re: Math: Fleeting Thoughts

Still, the coefficient of inbreeding for a son who's also a (half-)brother is four times higher than it is for the offspring of (non-double) first cousins, which is usually the point where some jurisdictions start allowing marriage. (Though I don't know how often those laws distinguish between doubl...
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:48 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Math: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 434
Views: 159591

### Re: Math: Fleeting Thoughts

If someone's son is their brother, they reproduced with their mother or father. Which, in addition to having a much higher rate of defects, is also fucked up in loads of other ways that often wouldn't apply to (even double first) cousins.
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:07 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Math: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 434
Views: 159591

### Re: Math: Fleeting Thoughts

One's son shouldn't be one's sibling...
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:33 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Calculate Mass from Time Dilation and Radius
Replies: 4
Views: 2225

### Re: Calculate Mass from Time Dilation and Radius

1^2 = 1, and 1/(1/x) = x, so as you've written it,
1-(1/((1/(sqrt(1-(v^2)/(1^2)))))) = 1-sqrt(1-(v^2))
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:22 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Stars in background of deep-sky photos are in foreground
Replies: 21
Views: 5561

### Re: Stars in background of deep-sky photos are in foreground

It's most efficient as you cross the equator regardless of the final inclination you want, iirc
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:51 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Stars in background of deep-sky photos are in foreground
Replies: 21
Views: 5561

### Re: Stars in background of deep-sky photos are in foreground

Any delta-v you spend above a certain latitude isn't going to help you get into an orbit with a lower inclination than that. Basically, acceleration can change the plane of your orbit, but it can't possibly change it to a plane that doesn't actually include your own position. It also has to include ...
Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What is my Exact Mailing Address?
Replies: 11
Views: 4047

### Re: What is my Exact Mailing Address?

And Americas as continent between USA and Earth. In English "Americas" isn't a continent (Although North and South America are each one), it's an archaic term for a variety of indeterminate landmasses like the islands of Florida and Columbia. I mean, the fact that it's the title of the Wi...
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:45 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: quarkcosh1's miscellaneous science posts
Replies: 73
Views: 15530

### Re: quarkcosh1's miscellaneous science posts

quarkcosh, you know the bible is strongly believed to be encoded within the digits of pi? And all of shakespeares works? And actually this comment I am typing right now? It can be proven to have an exceptionally high probability. But guess what? It means precisely nothing, like the vast [VAST] majo...
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:12 pm UTC
Topic: 2092: "Consensus New Year"
Replies: 28
Views: 7241

### Re: 2092: "Consensus New Year"

We know you meant "from...to", but what you said was "between...and", and "between" is unordered.
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:51 am UTC
Topic: 2092: "Consensus New Year"
Replies: 28
Views: 7241

### Re: 2092: "Consensus New Year"

sotanaht wrote:Right but after we account for the bugs it occurs somewhere around 4-6pm.

No, only the leftmost label is wrong.
Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:27 pm UTC
Topic: 2092: "Consensus New Year"
Replies: 28
Views: 7241

### 2092: "Consensus New Year"

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/consensus_new_year.png The biggest jump is at 11:00am EST (4:00pm UTC) when midnight reaches the UTC+8 time zone. That time zone, which includes China, is home to a quarter of the world's population. India and Sri Lanka (UTC+5:30) put us over the 50% mark soon after. In...
Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:34 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Miscellaneous Science Questions
Replies: 2958
Views: 723000

### Re: Miscellaneous Science Questions

If things don't have starting points, the ordinals aren't the way to model them.
Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:19 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Miscellaneous Science Questions
Replies: 2958
Views: 723000

### Re: Miscellaneous Science Questions

There are an infinite number of points between 0 and 1, and yet Zeno's arguments are still flawed.
Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:45 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: quarkcosh1's miscellaneous science posts
Replies: 73
Views: 15530

### Re: quarkcosh1's miscellaneous science posts

since it is approximately equal to pi + tan^-1(e^pi) you could say dynamical system generate e and pi Yeah and you could say all kinds of ridiculous things. That doesn't make any of them true. Triangles can be interpreted as particle interactions in the following way. First you have 2 particles tra...
Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:10 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Average Difference between 2 Dice
Replies: 15
Views: 5589

### Re: Average Difference between 2 Dice

Though I have played with DMs who modified that rule so there's always a chance for success (or failure) no matter how certain it should be on paper. (He did it by just extending the 20 and 1 rules to all rolls, though I'd prefer to decrease both chances with a second roll so it works more like crit...
Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:05 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: quarkcosh1's miscellaneous science posts
Replies: 73
Views: 15530

### Re: quarkcosh1's miscellaneous science posts

This is just another garbage spot-the-coincidences post from quarkcosh1, for which reason I've merged it with the rest of the science-related ones.
Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:24 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What is my Exact Mailing Address?
Replies: 11
Views: 4047

### Re: What is my Exact Mailing Address?

Though if you neglect the ZIP code, you may be fucked regardless of how many bigger regions you add
Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:04 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Biology: Wolves vs. Humans
Replies: 45
Views: 10668

### Re: Biology: Wolves vs. Humans

Meanwhile you've yet to cite a single thing whatsoever.

That guy's experience is the closest thing any of us has found to relevant, and his additional knowledge is even more so. If you've got something better that isn't pure speculation on your part, feel free to share it with the rest of us.
Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:31 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Biology: Wolves vs. Humans
Replies: 45
Views: 10668

### Re: Biology: Wolves vs. Humans

Whether other ways are more difficult doesn't change the feasibility of killing a wolf with a homemade spear without knowing what you're doing. Those humans who were killing things with spears generally knew how to handle spears, and the spears they used were generally made by people who knew how to...
Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:43 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Biology: Wolves vs. Humans
Replies: 45
Views: 10668

### Re: Biology: Wolves vs. Humans

You didn't say it will win, you just said the human "would be at a disadvantage". Have you ever tried to stab an animal to death with a spear you made yourself? Have you even tried to hit a small target with one (since the wolf has ribs and a stab would need to be between those to incapaci...
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:59 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Biology: Wolves vs. Humans
Replies: 45
Views: 10668

### Re: Biology: Wolves vs. Humans

Wolves usually hunt in packs, so staying to fight long enough for more to shoe up is generally not going to be the best option.
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:50 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Biology: Wolves vs. Humans
Replies: 45
Views: 10668

### Re: Biology: Wolves vs. Humans

Also because she had a rope. Well, if the wolf isn't aware of your presence, you can just fashion a makeshift spear and impale it. You said catch it unaware, not "have enough time to fashion a lethal weapon using no tools and to become skilled enough with that weapon to incapacitate a large pre...
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:56 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Biology: Wolves vs. Humans
Replies: 45
Views: 10668

### Re: Biology: Wolves vs. Humans

How are your holding-onto-a-tree-while-an-angry-wolf-waits-at-the-bottom skills? As for catching the wolf unaware, the only way that "won't even be a fight" is if you can incapacitate the wolf in a single blow. That's probably possible for some people, especially together with a generous h...
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:35 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Biology: Wolves vs. Humans
Replies: 45
Views: 10668

### Re: Biology: Wolves vs. Humans

How much is really going to change if you're aware of the 100lb wolf running toward you faster than you can sprint?
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:42 pm UTC
Topic: 2084: "FDR"
Replies: 49
Views: 11527

### Re: 2084: "FDR"

↶ Yeah, a sane, well-designed language would have similar sounds attached to similar meanings (and vice versa). Why on Earth would those have to be features of a good language? Are there any such languages? Even among intentionally designed ones, it seems an unreasonable expectation. Because it mea...
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:13 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Biology: Wolves vs. Humans
Replies: 45
Views: 10668

### Re: Biology: Wolves vs. Humans

This dude who was attacked by a wolf wrote:In summary, without having someone with me, I am certain the animal would have killed me and I had the advantage of knowing the animal and knowing about these animals. I'm pretty sure that an individual without these advantages stands little chance of surviving an all out attack.
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:35 pm UTC
Topic: 2084: "FDR"
Replies: 49
Views: 11527

### Re: 2084: "FDR"

(In my school the two things that were mentioned were Pearl Harbor and Hiroshima and Nagasaki) (/is tempted to make a Math s XOR Grammar comment. :mrgreen:) It's likely that "Hiroshima and Nagasaki" are joined together as a single, fixed phrase in a lot of people's minds. OTOH, here in th...
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:34 pm UTC
Topic: 2084: "FDR"
Replies: 49
Views: 11527

### Re: 2084: "FDR"

Pfhorrest wrote:Yet Tolkien wrote poetry in his various languages, which translates back into English and still fits the rhyme and meter.

What? How?

I mean, dozens of people have translated Dante in terza rima, and that sort of thing is probably easier when it's your own words in both languages.
Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:36 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Biology: Wolves vs. Humans
Replies: 45
Views: 10668

### Re: Biology: Wolves vs. Humans

Like, have you ever played tug of war with a large dog to a decision? Have you ever played tug of war (or otherwise interacted with) an angry large dog intent on killing you ? Because dogs are just as aware as humans of the difference between playing and fighting. A human can easily lift the entire...
Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:08 pm UTC
Topic: 2084: "FDR"
Replies: 49
Views: 11527

### Re: 2084: "FDR"

Yeah, a sane, well-designed language would have similar sounds attached to similar meanings (and vice versa). Why on Earth would those have to be features of a good language? Are there any such languages? Even among intentionally designed ones, it seems an unreasonable expectation. English...is not...
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:32 pm UTC
Topic: 2084: "FDR"
Replies: 49
Views: 11527

### Re: 2084: "FDR"

catchy rhyme? April 19, 1775 Hardly a man is left alive That remembers that famous date and year.... Your memory seems to have been on the other side of the dateline? On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five; This one does get me every April. Longfellow wrote about Revere's ride, whereas April19...
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:04 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Every hour, on the hour
Replies: 21810
Views: 1399033

### Re: Every hour, on the hour

+3
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:31 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Game of Patience
Replies: 28
Views: 9575

### Re: The Game of Patience

boom
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:43 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science fleeting thoughts
Replies: 389
Views: 60243

### Re: Science fleeting thoughts

Though the mole is another SI unit, so in that sense there's also 602,214,076,000,000,000,000,000 as a natural-numbered unit.
Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:31 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science fleeting thoughts
Replies: 389
Views: 60243

### Re: Science fleeting thoughts

I'd say 1 counts as an SI "unit" (not that any number by itself is really a unit).
Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:19 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science fleeting thoughts
Replies: 389
Views: 60243

### Re: Science fleeting thoughts

↶ That seems to invoke a circular definition—any current is also going to have a specific voltage, and the volt is defined in terms of amperes and Newtons—the Newton itself being defined in terms of kilograms. In practice, the new exact values for the Planck constant and the charge of an electron m...
Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:45 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: English as She Is Spoke [English practice]
Replies: 338
Views: 160163

### Re: English as She Is Spoke [English practice]

↶ Yeah, those two words have almost nothing in common (in my west coast accent). "thought" rhymes with "rot" or "pot" "broad" rhymes with "odd" or "god" It's hard to describe the difference between the vowels, but to my ear the vowel sound...
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:21 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Longest time as the last post
Replies: 30781
Views: 1588645

### Re: Longest time as the last post

Oh I didn't see the new page, but I guess the question still kind of makes sense.

Still not gonna wear underwear in the shower though.
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:13 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Longest time as the last post
Replies: 30781
Views: 1588645

### Re: Longest time as the last post

You mean now just after sunrise?