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by Yakk
Mon Nov 07, 2016 6:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1190329

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

The server was set up, pretty clearly, because they couldn't get government IT to set up a secure blackberry for the Secretary of State with the capabilities she wanted. It was a different department. So they got things done by using the tools they had on hand. Nobody disputes that 99.9% of the emai...
by Yakk
Sun Nov 06, 2016 3:53 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1190329

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

So, Nevada. The polls that 538 are using, what do they use to determine likely voters? If there is indeed a huge surge of first-time Latino voters, and strong evidence that they are voting Hillary, how would that impact the model? Moreso, there is some evidence that Nevada is now locked in as democr...
by Yakk
Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1190329

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

It is no more a confession than "I handled that traitor" would be if the person in question was found dead. It is also no less a confession. If a woman claimed she was kissed "out of the blue" without consent, it is evidence that he did indeed do it. Like the dozen women who have...
by Yakk
Fri Nov 04, 2016 7:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1190329

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Non-verbal consent can be given to the others as well. It just tends not to fly in court nearly as well.

The presumption of consent from a woman under sexual aggression is a social, not legal, construct.
by Yakk
Thu Nov 03, 2016 7:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1190329

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

We have Trump, on tape, bragging about sexual assault. I guess it's not a confession because it wasn't a formal statement? Or because it's possible he was lying just to impress someone? I don't think that makes it not a confession; confessions can be false, after all. He's claiming ability. It's br...
by Yakk
Tue Nov 01, 2016 1:26 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1190329

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

The alfa bank trump connection is strange.

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_ ... ussia.html
by Yakk
Mon Oct 31, 2016 1:52 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Pokemon Go
Replies: 127
Views: 39449

Re: Pokemon Go

I have to get around to evolving the 100+ I have banked before this bonus is over (so I can melt down the upgraded junkemon).

Anyone know how fast the evolution is after the patch? Can I do 100-odd in a single half-hour egg?
by Yakk
Mon Oct 31, 2016 1:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1190329

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I've sometimes wondered about the politics of allowing early voting in the states. Democrats always lead in early voting, perhaps because it is a more modern fixture in our elections; Republicans tend to be older and thus it is reasonable to assume they prefer to vote the same way they have for dec...
by Yakk
Thu Oct 27, 2016 12:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3580836

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

57 mm is 2.25 inches (well, 2.245 inches, but that is easy to force usually 0.2% tolerance is pretty darn close), not 2.5 inches. Difference is 10% between those two measures. Which is huuge.

2.5 inches is 63.5 mm.

Not sure how imperial/metric is the problem there.
by Yakk
Wed Oct 26, 2016 6:08 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 10016
Views: 2034626

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Ah yes, the "is it plugged in" test. Are you editing the code you are compiling? Are you compiling the code you are running? Are you loading the DLL you built? Are you running the subprocedure you thought you where running? Is the header file being excluded due to header guards, or an iden...
by Yakk
Wed Oct 26, 2016 3:30 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 10016
Views: 2034626

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Complex systems have bugs. Complex systems coupled to systems with bugs rely on those bugs to operate.
by Yakk
Wed Oct 26, 2016 11:10 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 10016
Views: 2034626

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

There is a law. Any complex system will not only be operating in a failure/error state, but will rely upon it to work. So tgere will be some logic where the programmer was like "this should never happen". It will be happening. Other parts are now relying on it happening in order to work pr...
by Yakk
Tue Oct 25, 2016 3:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1190329

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Tracking polls are interesting. First, because they freeze a bunch of their variance at the point where they build the pool. So a tracking poll with a +/- 3.5% sampling variance can be "frozen" at the top or bottom of the range. A non-tracking poll will tend to vary within its sampling var...
by Yakk
Tue Oct 25, 2016 1:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1190329

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Rallies are not polls? Even a ridiculous ralley is a fraction of a percent of the population. The vastness of the conspiracy to swing every poll would be unrealistic. The only even half-way Trump leaning major poll (that tracking poll) has 2-3 different reasons how they screwed up, and it still show...
by Yakk
Sun Oct 23, 2016 3:10 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1190329

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Here probably is a state.
by Yakk
Sun Oct 23, 2016 2:37 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Heroes of the Storm (Moba Lite?)
Replies: 41
Views: 19742

Re: Heroes of the Storm (Moba Lite?)

If you want to know a funny exploit, hammer at a non-traditional location is ignored by the AI when she knocks down forts.
by Yakk
Sat Oct 22, 2016 9:01 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Heroes of the Storm (Moba Lite?)
Replies: 41
Views: 19742

Re: Heroes of the Storm (Moba Lite?)

Eventually even elite AI gets zzz.

Note that elite AI isn't "worse" than the worst human players, but it is very different. They have horrible tactics and hair-trigger reflexes.

I don't find having humans on my team vs AI as stressful, at least once you can 1 v 5 elite AI. ;)
by Yakk
Thu Oct 20, 2016 6:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1190329

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

The email is about his concern with unaware citizenry, not about the compliance, or even the "conspiracy", which is clearly in context about the media and politicals collectively not pushing enough for sufficient political eduction. You took the words, reworded and reordered them to have a...
by Yakk
Thu Oct 20, 2016 5:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1190329

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Here is Bill Ivey writing to John Podesta, where he expresses a concern over losing compliance of the unaware citizenry they have conspired to create: https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/3599#efmARKATm And as I've mentioned, we've all been quite content to demean government, drop civics an...
by Yakk
Wed Oct 19, 2016 6:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1190329

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

There is a tactic in debate where you make a statement, provide a reference that is long-winded, and refuse to summarize. The idea is you force the other party to *waste their time* watching some long-winded stuff in order to "legitimately engage" with you. Linking to *support* a claim is ...
by Yakk
Wed Oct 19, 2016 3:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3580836

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

Me, I'd get a new helmet. They can get damaged without seeming useless and no longer be as effective.
by Yakk
Tue Oct 18, 2016 8:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1190329

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

The libertarian position seems to be "every function of government that does not benefit rich people in existing high status slots in society is not a legitimate function of government." Military? Sure, that protects rich people. We can use the poor people to man it and bleed as required. ...
by Yakk
Tue Oct 18, 2016 2:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1190329

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

[*]Open all borders, eliminate nationalism - you are a resident of a country, but a citizen of the world So, global nuclear war as your first point. I mean, you'll have to enforce this, and that will involve massive war against multiple nuclear powers. I'll be generous and assume you win th...
by Yakk
Mon Oct 17, 2016 2:37 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 10016
Views: 2034626

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Well, it knows the size. It knowns the incoming type. It can compile the lambda, and prove that it produces a uniform type; what more, it could prove that you could compile it down to non-python, no? Ie, I can imagine a lambda having the "Is there an assembly version that takes an integer or do...
by Yakk
Mon Oct 17, 2016 1:14 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1190329

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Imagine you have infinite faith that the way things are are the way things are. Then it does not matter who you elect. The US government is already bad; it won't do worse, not measurably, because you cannot imagine it or believe it. You cannot imagine the US devolving into dictatorship, mass slaught...
by Yakk
Sat Oct 15, 2016 1:21 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 10016
Views: 2034626

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

I can't believe you wasted characters telling them that. We may never be able to describe the cure for cancer on a facebook post because of that.
by Yakk
Thu Oct 13, 2016 2:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9374395

Re: Random natterings

Did you play sound?
by Yakk
Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1190329

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Democrats tend to do better in presidential election years wrt base turnout. So regardless of there being a Republican in the white house in 2020 or even elected, it being an election year benefits Democrats at the state level in 2020 (relative to 2010). The ungerrymandering (or reverse gerrymanderi...
by Yakk
Tue Oct 11, 2016 3:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1190329

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

How to turn a loss into an asset. You make a loss. You have money elsewhere. You convince your creditors you'll go bankrupt if they demand their money. Have a 3rd party offer to buy their debt for pennies on the dollar. You control that 3rd party. In fact, you hid as much of your liquid assets in th...
by Yakk
Fri Oct 07, 2016 6:06 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 10016
Views: 2034626

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Update 3, but they patched it to fix a bug.
by Yakk
Thu Oct 06, 2016 6:59 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 10016
Views: 2034626

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Update 3.1?
by Yakk
Thu Oct 06, 2016 1:16 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Heroes of the Storm (Moba Lite?)
Replies: 41
Views: 19742

Re: Heroes of the Storm (Moba Lite?)

LoL's items, back when I played it, mostly reduced heros to being platforms to deliver your item bonuses (except supports). ADC is about the quadratic (critical, damage, haste (well, quintic with crit chance and damage)) item bonuses. Your "character kit" was how well you could deliver it ...
by Yakk
Wed Oct 05, 2016 2:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1190329

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

"The errors of our time" can be worked out ... after our time is over. Great man or not, the US president has ridiculous amounts of power if they choose to weild it, and they can convince a mere majority of congress and the senate to run roughshod over the minority opposition. Recently in ...
by Yakk
Tue Oct 04, 2016 6:39 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Deliberately bad algorithms
Replies: 120
Views: 65662

Re: Deliberately bad algorithms

That doesn't "know" it. You have the number, but you don't know it is the BB number.

To know a BB number, you have to have a proof that there are no longer BB runs using a halting TM (on an empty input).
by Yakk
Mon Oct 03, 2016 7:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1190329

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

On Japanese Internment: “But you know war is tough. And winning is tough. We don’t win anymore. We don’t win wars anymore. We don’t win wars anymore. We’re not a strong country anymore. We’re just so off.” You know, to win a war, and he's a winner, he'd make tough choices. Like mass internment. To w...
by Yakk
Mon Oct 03, 2016 7:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1190329

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Historically, finding members of the police or military who have had no problems with targetting people low on the racial, ethnic or economic power-scale is easy. Judges are sometimes a bit harder, partly because you don't have as direct an ability to pick them. However, someone who responds to bein...
by Yakk
Mon Oct 03, 2016 2:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1190329

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Like, there are literally people out there who's job description can be summarized as "figure out how to invest all of a rich person's money for them so they can stay rich". Donald Trump is the perfect repudiation to capitalism. If capitalism actually rewarded you for creativity and effor...
by Yakk
Mon Oct 03, 2016 2:19 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Deliberately bad algorithms
Replies: 120
Views: 65662

Re: Deliberately bad algorithms

For some k she cannot calculate BB_k. But the bound on which the mathematician certainly cannot calculate BB_k is pretty high. However, to make the algorithm more likely to terminate, we should have the mathematician both calculate BB_k and try to prove it cannot be calculated. If it cannot be calcu...
by Yakk
Thu Sep 29, 2016 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1190329

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

As others have said: the world won't end and I really don't think Trump is another Hitler. I think he'd be another Nixon: narcissistic and abusive of the powers that were given to him. But mostly for selfish and petty reasons. So, you expect the military to shoot at his political opponents under Tr...
by Yakk
Tue Sep 27, 2016 3:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1190329

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

80%-90% of undecideds in focus groups saying Clinton won is unusually large. Fox news has "Trump lost" in one, and in another "Trump won in online polls", quoting a Fox News poll with only 50% thinking Trump won to 35% Hillary. If 50% of people visiting Fox News' website don't th...

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