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Forum: Soap Box 2012-03-05, 14:52
Replies: 94
Views: 4,100
Posted By Wacky
The problem with "a-la-carte" pricing is that...

The problem with "a-la-carte" pricing is that your idea of an acceptable price point is far too low to support the "fringe" audiences of each of those channels.

Although you are willing to pay for...
Forum: Puzzles 2012-03-04, 20:53
Replies: 20
Views: 1,865
Posted By Wacky
What is "snow"? (Last...

What is "snow"?








(Last year, we were even asking "What is rain?")
Forum: Soap Box 2011-12-22, 20:44
Replies: 137
Views: 5,919
Posted By Wacky
Bob, I think that your last post exposes the...

Bob,

I think that your last post exposes the fundamental cause of this conflict in viewpoints.

AFAICT, you view questions in this forum as if they were being ask by someone who is in the...
Forum: Linux 2011-12-12, 15:52
Replies: 20
Views: 2,211
Posted By Wacky
It would, perhaps be better if you would actually...

It would, perhaps be better if you would actually provide the details of your observations and not just your conclusions. For example, what CPU are you using? Are the hard drives equal in speed and...
Forum: Soap Box 2011-10-04, 13:57
Replies: 1,648
Views: 68,122
Posted By Wacky
Brian, Although I support "the advocacy of...

Brian,

Although I support "the advocacy of legal recognition ...", I do not wish to be such an advocate, nor do I wish to advocate for the opposition.

I will point out that you are making an...
Forum: Soap Box 2011-10-03, 22:57
Replies: 1,648
Views: 68,122
Posted By Wacky
Because you are not stating, correctly, just what...

Because you are not stating, correctly, just what the NIS (or is it now ICE) is doing.
Forum: Soap Box 2011-10-03, 22:51
Replies: 1,648
Views: 68,122
Posted By Wacky
Although I believe that marriage is a religious...

Although I believe that marriage is a religious sacrament limited to the joining of a man and a woman, I support the recognition of relationships in other communities which represent "permanent"...
Forum: Soap Box 2011-09-27, 13:46
Replies: 1,648
Views: 68,122
Posted By Wacky
The NIS is tasked with detecting fraudulent...

The NIS is tasked with detecting fraudulent marriages. Rather than REQUIRING "love", the assessment of that, along with other aspects of the relationship, is utilized as an indicator of the nature of...
Forum: Soap Box 2011-09-27, 05:34
Replies: 1,648
Views: 68,122
Posted By Wacky
But, it is just your opinion that it should be a...

But, it is just your opinion that it should be a requirement that "M" implies "L".
Although you have reasoned argument to advocate it, that is not a presently accepted requirement.

And, you are...
Forum: Soap Box 2011-09-26, 17:36
Replies: 1,648
Views: 68,122
Posted By Wacky
Now, I think that it is appropriate to point to a...

Now, I think that it is appropriate to point to a logical fallacy.
I would say that you present an argument that marriage should include love, etc. -- Perhaps, more formally, that for a marriage...
Forum: Soap Box 2011-09-25, 15:37
Replies: 1,648
Views: 68,122
Posted By Wacky
Here, you appear to be claiming that your...

Here, you appear to be claiming that your interpretation of "marriage" is rational.

Zeta-Flux did not, in any way, claim that your interpretation was irrational.
He did claim that there are other...
Forum: Soap Box 2011-09-24, 22:29
Replies: 1,648
Views: 68,122
Posted By Wacky
No, by law, a man and a woman are allowed to...

No, by law, a man and a woman are allowed to marry, with some limits. That law may have the effect that you note. However, as worded, each individual man or woman is afforded the same "right" to...
Forum: Soap Box 2011-09-24, 21:33
Replies: 1,648
Views: 68,122
Posted By Wacky
I'm sorry, but you are wrong. Motivation does not...

I'm sorry, but you are wrong. Motivation does not create the right, the wording of the law does. As things currently stand, in most jurisdictions, the law does not grant the right. Whether, or not,...
Forum: Factoring 2011-07-22, 11:45
Replies: 20
Views: 2,904
Posted By Wacky
Do it! One Ring to rule them all, One Ring...

Do it!

One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.


Yes, Bob, I know the definition of "Field" and "Ring". But "One Field" just...
Forum: Cunningham Tables 2011-04-25, 13:31
Replies: 5
Views: 3,224
Posted By Wacky
Bob, What website? AFAIK, NFSNet has been...

Bob,

What website? AFAIK, NFSNet has been inactive for some time now.

Richard
Forum: Other Mathematical Topics 2011-03-29, 14:21
Replies: 26
Views: 2,102
Posted By Wacky
I will repeat William's request. Show us the...

I will repeat William's request. Show us the framework from which the equations are derived.

I suspect that your variables and equations could be expressed in a matrix notation that would be much...
Forum: Computer Science & Computational Number Theory 2011-02-04, 13:51
Replies: 410
Views: 13,724
Posted By Wacky
No. The difference is that you have specified ANY...

No. The difference is that you have specified ANY sets, A and B which are elements of C.

They have excluded certain pairs of sets.

Which pairs have they excluded?
Why is that important?
Forum: Computer Science & Computational Number Theory 2011-02-04, 12:55
Replies: 410
Views: 13,724
Posted By Wacky
Do you see the difference between your definition...

Do you see the difference between your definition and theirs?
Forum: Soap Box 2011-01-28, 15:53
Replies: 21
Views: 962
Posted By Wacky
In some jurisdictions, there are two, or more,...

In some jurisdictions, there are two, or more, sentences which are more severe than "life". Since most sentences come with the possibility of parole, and, for that purpose, "life" is treated as...
Forum: Computer Science & Computational Number Theory 2011-01-25, 14:13
Replies: 410
Views: 13,724
Posted By Wacky
I think that you may understand the concept, but...

I think that you may understand the concept, but not how to properly express the counter example.

Try it like this:

Assume that A and B are male parents and that E and F are a female parents.
...
Forum: Lounge 2011-01-23, 19:52
Replies: 31
Views: 1,589
Posted By Wacky
That number is much more comparable to my USSD...

That number is much more comparable to my USSD $0.089/kWh.



Wow! You certainly have a lot added on -- the "extra" is 150% of the cost-of-goods. I can see 20%, or so, as VAT/sales tax. But where...
Forum: Forum Feedback 2011-01-23, 19:42
Replies: 40
Views: 2,727
Posted By Wacky
Actually, it should not be too hard to manage....

Actually, it should not be too hard to manage. Everyone starts in the "standard" class and then those who demonstrate that they deserve it are "promoted" to a special class that has (perhaps...
Forum: Lounge 2011-01-23, 15:52
Replies: 31
Views: 1,589
Posted By Wacky
It is very hard to compare things on that basis....

It is very hard to compare things on that basis. In my situation, there are no additional taxes. Additionally, many of the electric utilities in Texas are still owned by the local governments. Those...
Forum: Lounge 2011-01-22, 20:08
Replies: 31
Views: 1,589
Posted By Wacky
USD $0.089/kWh, but 5% of that amount is my...

USD $0.089/kWh, but 5% of that amount is my proration of a fixed "availability" charge.

We get a lower rate in the winter than in the summer. In the summer, to meet peak demand, they have to use...
Forum: Puzzles 2011-01-21, 22:43
Replies: 11
Views: 1,373
Posted By Wacky
100 dices

"Dices" is a perfectly good word. Unfortunately, it is usually used as a verb.

So cut the guy some slack.
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