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Forum: Soap Box 2022-05-26, 15:29
Replies: 932
Views: 86,675
Posted By retina
The solution to a bad guy with a gun is a good...

The solution to a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with ... bad guy without a gun.

But we can't tell ahead of time who is "good" and who is "bad". So make that: The solution to a bad guy with a...
Forum: Soap Box 2022-05-26, 09:53
Replies: 932
Views: 86,675
Posted By retina
That is in one country. No other country even...

That is in one country. No other country even gets close. Not even within an order of magnitude. I haven't seen global figures, but I wouldn't be surprised to discover that all other places combined...
Forum: Soap Box 2022-05-25, 01:47
Replies: 932
Views: 86,675
Posted By retina
Since crimes are defined by the laws, then it is...

Since crimes are defined by the laws, then it is easy: Change the laws to make all shooting legal.

And to really answer the question for all criminals of any type, then eliminate all laws.
...
Forum: Soap Box 2022-05-22, 21:59
Replies: 34
Views: 677
Posted By retina
I am tempted to go through it four times and...

I am tempted to go through it four times and place myself at the extremes of each corner. But won't. Lazy. :razz:

It's not difficult to see how to answer each question to produce any desired...
Forum: Lounge 2022-05-22, 21:23
Replies: 45
Views: 8,005
Posted By retina
Olympic Cyclist Vs. Toaster - Can He Power It

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4O5voOCqAQ
S4O5voOCqAQ
It needs 700w to operate. That is almost one horse power.
Forum: Lounge 2022-05-22, 21:20
Replies: 45
Views: 8,005
Posted By retina
Line Rider - Mountain King

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIz3klPET3o
RIz3klPET3o
Forum: Puzzles 2022-05-21, 01:26
Replies: 27
Views: 12,380
Posted By retina
I showed my working to arrive at the real answer...

I showed my working to arrive at the real answer of 0. :razz:
Forum: Puzzles 2022-05-20, 14:42
Replies: 27
Views: 12,380
Posted By retina
2^∞ = 0

The infinite product of 2×2×2×2×2×2×2... = 0

If we set p = 2×2×2×2×2×2×2... we can see that 2×2×2×2×2×2×2... = 2×p

Leading to p = 2×p

Subtract p from both side; 0 = p

Giving...
Forum: Lounge 2022-05-20, 14:29
Replies: 1,691
Views: 194,330
Posted By retina
Curiously NK is now reporting 6 deaths, and the...

Curiously NK is now reporting 6 deaths, and the same single case.

So 50 people have been brought back from the dead. I never knew NK had such an amazing ability. Maybe next week it will be zero...
Forum: Puzzles 2022-05-20, 02:40
Replies: 27
Views: 12,380
Posted By retina
Good job. Although that says that |A| = |B|....

Good job.

Although that says that |A| = |B|. Which is what VBCurtis suggested up thread (https://mersenneforum.org/showpost.php?p=541493&postcount=10).
Forum: Puzzles 2022-05-18, 13:36
Replies: 27
Views: 12,380
Posted By retina
The truth about 1+2+3+...=-1_12

Nice vid.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuIIjLr6vUA

Supersums, Zeta and Eta functions, are also included for some extra spice.
Forum: Factoring 2022-05-17, 20:19
Replies: 22
Views: 715
Posted By retina
None of the crypto stuff is good for anything,...

None of the crypto stuff is good for anything, except for increasing the profit of power companies.None of the crypto stuff generates interesting numbers for anyone. But the more extra steps you make...
Forum: Lounge 2022-05-17, 20:13
Replies: 1,691
Views: 194,330
Posted By retina
Oh. A deep flaw in my logic there. I suppose...

Oh. A deep flaw in my logic there.

I suppose the single case could have also died, So 55 killed + the originator.

So now I understand it. NK is doing contact tracing, and eliminating all the...
Forum: Lounge 2022-05-17, 20:01
Replies: 1,691
Views: 194,330
Posted By retina
USA is number 20 on the list for death rate. ...

USA is number 20 on the list for death rate. Deaths ppm
01 213013 6385 Peru
02 37059 5373 Bulgaria
03 15781 4836 Bosnia and Herzegovina
04 46343 4810 Hungary
05 9291 4461 North Macedonia...
Forum: Factoring 2022-05-17, 15:20
Replies: 22
Views: 715
Posted By retina
Okay, I suppose that could be workable. Get...

Okay, I suppose that could be workable.

Get some bits from the previous block. Users generate new bits randomly. Mash them together with SHA or something. See if the result is a semi-prime of the...
Forum: Factoring 2022-05-17, 14:14
Replies: 22
Views: 715
Posted By retina
Who generates the numbers? If they are truly...

Who generates the numbers? If they are truly created provably at random via some algorithm, then you couldn't ensure the "hardness" of the factoring effort. If they are created by "someone" (who?)...
Forum: Lounge 2022-05-17, 14:08
Replies: 1,691
Views: 194,330
Posted By retina
According to Wikipedia...

According to Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:COVID-19_pandemic_data), North Korea has a single case of Covid reported. So yay for NK, right, doing so well.

But, wait. they are...
Forum: Soap Box 2022-05-17, 13:43
Replies: 932
Views: 86,675
Posted By retina
Agree. So let's solve this shooting epidemic...

Agree.

So let's solve this shooting epidemic for good and make all magazine sizes zero.
Forum: Soap Box 2022-05-16, 06:30
Replies: 932
Views: 86,675
Posted By retina
Thanks Joe, that'll help immensely. :loco: ...

Thanks Joe, that'll help immensely. :loco:

Keep those prayers coming, they are certainly working. :rolleyes:
Forum: chalsall 2022-05-11, 12:03
Replies: 24
Views: 920
Posted By retina
Then it would seem people are willingly...

Then it would seem people are willingly submitting themselves to the brainwashing. I'm reasonably certain that no one is required to watch such things.

To everyone: Turn off the TV. Stop reading...
Forum: chalsall 2022-05-11, 00:28
Replies: 24
Views: 920
Posted By retina
There's your problem.

There's your problem.
Forum: chalsall 2022-05-09, 05:06
Replies: 24
Views: 920
Posted By retina
I am reminded of the scene in Kill Bill 2 where...

I am reminded of the scene in Kill Bill 2 where our heroine is buried. So even if you have buried it you still can't always call it dead.
Forum: Lounge 2022-05-09, 03:51
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By retina
I all for faster processing, and I like the idea...

I all for faster processing, and I like the idea of going back to basics and exploiting simplicity. So good job to the QOI dev. :tu:

If it was for video I can see the smaller time factor being a...
Forum: Science & Technology 2022-05-09, 02:44
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By retina
Sure, IF ... But that number is only a...

Sure, IF ...

But that number is only a number, nothing more. It doesn't tell us the future. You are reading too much into a single output.
Forum: Science & Technology 2022-05-08, 23:19
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By retina
I think it simply boils down to a single...

I think it simply boils down to a single statement:

Information != knowledge

Having more data means only that, more data. You can't conflate that with understanding or insight.

Although you...
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