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Forum: Soap Box 2012-04-08, 17:45
Replies: 711
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Posted By Christenson
Tuesdays With Morrie | mitchalbom.com ...

Tuesdays With Morrie | mitchalbom.com
mitchalbom.com/books/3856/tuesdays-morrie

I disagree with the libertarian philosophy...because, unfortuneatly, everything I do affects my neighbor...but that...
Forum: Lounge 2012-04-06, 19:04
Replies: 44
Views: 1,609
Posted By Christenson
It's a matter of mathematical folklore that the...

It's a matter of mathematical folklore that the expected value of a $1 lottery ticket is 50 cents.

Question:
Just before this round of "Mega Millions" mania got started, was the expected value of...
Forum: jasong 2012-03-29, 11:52
Replies: 9
Views: 446
Posted By Christenson
Indeed....this is why I hihnk that figuring out...

Indeed....this is why I hihnk that figuring out what Mr Jason wants to do with himself, what he likes to do, is more important than the particular sources of material...we can bury him in good, cheap...
Forum: Lounge 2012-03-26, 06:44
Replies: 4,049
Views: 244,052
Posted By Christenson
And an atom bomb at the bottom, transferring huge...

And an atom bomb at the bottom, transferring huge amounts of radiation into the plate, probably significantly weakening it and heating it. However, remember that a meteorite generally doesn't come...
Forum: Lounge 2012-03-26, 06:11
Replies: 1,267
Views: 69,452
Posted By Christenson
OK, research project: Find out where, on road...

OK, research project: Find out where, on road signs, the speed limit (usually posted in my area as just "Speed limit 45" (*&@%$!, it's 55 without the sign! - :smile:) actually gets connected with...
Forum: jasong 2012-03-26, 05:49
Replies: 9
Views: 446
Posted By Christenson
(grin) Mr JasonG, since you are here, on a...

(grin) Mr JasonG, since you are here, on a computational number theory board:
Either learn programming or learn math. Or both. [Or I'll send you to the dread Silverperson!][Alternatively, I can...
Forum: Soap Box 2012-03-26, 03:59
Replies: 14
Views: 618
Posted By Christenson
Morality extends to insects...and is evolved in,...

Morality extends to insects...and is evolved in, not social. Case in point: After mating, the black widow spider's mate offers itself to be eaten, and is eaten.

Or is morality necessarily...
Forum: Information & Answers 2012-03-20, 11:38
Replies: 22
Views: 2,373
Posted By Christenson
@Dubslow: Translation, to the tune of 1970's...

@Dubslow: Translation, to the tune of 1970's Kenl-Ration dogfood TV Ads in the US:

My hardware's better than your hardware, my hardware's better than yours....
Forum: Soap Box 2012-03-20, 11:33
Replies: 94
Views: 4,003
Posted By Christenson
@Retina: Excellent! String theory, anyone? ...

@Retina: Excellent! String theory, anyone?

This weeks "the hook" (www.readthehook.com), our local weekly not-quite news rag, discusses a book author who got all of $165 from her dead-trees...
Forum: Information & Answers 2012-03-18, 03:32
Replies: 22
Views: 2,373
Posted By Christenson
OK, a little more detail: "smaller" Mersenne...

OK, a little more detail:

"smaller" Mersenne numbers (less than 2^10,000,000-1) or so have ECM curves run on them that sometimes find factors. These are relatively quick; a few hours apiece...for...
Forum: Lounge 2012-03-18, 02:38
Replies: 21
Views: 975
Posted By Christenson
While we are on famous Leylands....what about...

While we are on famous Leylands....what about Leland Stanford Junior University?
Forum: Soap Box 2012-03-15, 22:45
Replies: 711
Views: 34,516
Posted By Christenson
I think I've read the material on credit before;...

I think I've read the material on credit before; I guess what I'd say is that with gas and groceries being a relatively small part of my budget, they don't count for inflation! :smile:

Thanks for...
Forum: Soap Box 2012-03-13, 04:42
Replies: 94
Views: 4,003
Posted By Christenson
A little provocation...hopefully to laughter.... ...

A little provocation...hopefully to laughter....
http://xkcd.com/546/
Forum: Soap Box 2012-03-13, 04:40
Replies: 711
Views: 34,516
Posted By Christenson
Hence my dumb question: We are told that we...

Hence my dumb question: We are told that we actually live in a credit economy...as noted, most of the $$ moving about are bits only...not even portraits of various figures such as Andrew Jackson and...
Forum: Soap Box 2012-03-13, 04:33
Replies: 843
Views: 28,286
Posted By Christenson
Reminds me of politician George Allen, riding a...

Reminds me of politician George Allen, riding a horse in a parade...with an aide holding one stirrup onto the saddle it had come loose from. I'm a *distinctly* casual rider, and riding without...
Forum: PrimeNet 2012-03-13, 04:01
Replies: 6
Views: 1,285
Posted By Christenson
How about the amount of computational effort to...

How about the amount of computational effort to check a found factor is on the same order of effort as transmitting it over the internet and receiving it at the server.
Forum: Lounge 2012-03-13, 03:52
Replies: 66
Views: 5,581
Posted By Christenson
People take baths in Da Nile because they are...

People take baths in Da Nile because they are about something else besides what they say they are...they have these fragile little things called egos....and they can't bear to admit they wasted some...
Forum: Soap Box 2012-03-10, 20:06
Replies: 94
Views: 4,003
Posted By Christenson
Something happens with the aggregation in the...

Something happens with the aggregation in the RIAA that hasn't happened (not universally, except perhaps in Redmond, and with Oracle) with software companies....there certainly have been abuses of...
Forum: Soap Box 2012-03-10, 18:31
Replies: 94
Views: 4,003
Posted By Christenson
I personally wonder if RIAA isn't prosecutable...

I personally wonder if RIAA isn't prosecutable under the RICO (racketeering) statues...
Forum: Lounge 2012-03-10, 17:50
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By Christenson
Heineken isn't thick enough (you can see through...

Heineken isn't thick enough (you can see through it)....and too far, either in Si Valley or on the far (to me) side of the pond.... and that video...OMG...if that's what the heineken does, I don't...
Forum: Soap Box 2012-03-10, 17:47
Replies: 94
Views: 4,003
Posted By Christenson
@Retina: This is for you.... ...

@Retina:
This is for you....
http://mises.org/daily/3682

The rabidly libertarian writer claims:

In fact, as far as I've been able to tell, virtually every study that attempts to tally the...
Forum: Science & Technology 2012-03-06, 00:42
Replies: 2,821
Views: 161,657
Posted By Christenson
That's Un-neutered male bovine manure..the oxen...

That's Un-neutered male bovine manure..the oxen object!
Forum: Soap Box 2012-03-06, 00:21
Replies: 843
Views: 28,286
Posted By Christenson
I get beaten up for trying to point out...

I get beaten up for trying to point out differences in thought patterns (and that is what they are, whether we regard life as a zero sum game or morally-protectible life beginning at a certain...
Forum: Soap Box 2012-03-06, 00:12
Replies: 94
Views: 4,003
Posted By Christenson
How about: I torrented your show, so here's $5...

How about:
I torrented your show, so here's $5 bucks? (presented as $50K checks to Fox every week)

Or, who's advertising this week?...I downloaded the show, so I bought the advertised products? ...
Forum: jasong 2012-03-04, 23:57
Replies: 10
Views: 648
Posted By Christenson
I've seen some 3-D printed plastic...possibly a...

I've seen some 3-D printed plastic...possibly a little brittle, but excellent for visualisation.

How about a 3-D ice printer?
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