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41) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Last Person To Post Here Wins #236 In 793, a Viking raid on Lindisfarne BD wins!! (Message 1668980)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Looks like the Jets have crashed into the ducks.
42) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#2) (Message 1668978)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
What?!!! No screaming about extreme liberals or extreme conservatives?

Can't have hit dead center ......

Oh wait, its Thorsday! :)
43) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#2) (Message 1668926)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
The leaflets warned that condoms and the morning-after pill put people "at risk" and make them "isolated".

So are they advocating abortions or advocating having unwanted babies?

They are advocating a fantasy land where there is a mythical man in the sky.
44) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#2) (Message 1668760)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Fun watching the MCP's use backhoes to dig fast and deep. Although it isn't quite as much fun as watching a train wreck in super slow motion.
45) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Astronomers discover largest known structure in the universe is ... a big hole (Message 1668750)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
If there are an infinite number of universes means that there is a perfect copy of our universe somewhere. Weird:)

ER no. The universe itself may be infinite but every human being that has ever lived is different to any other one. Therefore I don't think there will be a perfect copy somewhere.

It's like the old conundrum that if you sat down a group of monkeys at typewriters, then in time they would produce the complete works of Shakespeare. This is assuming everlasting typewriters, ribbons and paper, and monkeys that live for ever with available food and water, and enough interest to keep pounding the keys.

The odds against it are so great as to be impossible to calculate, same with a copy universe.

Ah, but you don't understand infinity. You have assumed a finite amount of time. That being the monkeys are stopped when they finish the works of Shakespeare. If you continue for an infinite time the monkeys will produce an infinite number of copies of the works.

The math isn't that hard if you remember algebra.

Assume the smallest possible chance of something in a given time period, just above zero: 1/INF

Now multiply by an infinity of time: INF * (1/INF)
which reduces to INF/INF which is equal to 1, or the certainty that it will happen.

Now take a possibility, still tiny but somewhat away from zero, 1/googol
(googol is 10^100 or 1 followed by 100 zeros. Picked as the common answer for the number of particles in the observable universe is a bit less at 10^80 or 1 followed by 80 zeros. So we are saying the chance for a specific event happening to a specific particle in the universe.)

Now an infinity of time: INF * (1/googol)
Reducing, INF/googol.
Now remember a googol is a very tiny number compared to infinity googol<<INF
So you have INF/1 for all practical realities, giving you a result of INF. So your event will happen an infinity of times.

This is where it gets interesting. I suspect soon we may understand that because the chances of stuff happening are well above zero that the universe must happen. Thus ending the need for a "first mover" to set the chain of events in motion. The present fly in that is we seem to see an age for the universe, but that may just be for this chunk that we can observe.
46) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Dawn Mission now Nearing Asteroid Ceres (Message 1668741)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Weird, the closer they get the less they know about these mysterious white spots. No mention of alien space craft yet.

They are just the marker lights .....
47) Message boards : Politics : PEOPLE ARE SCARED TO DEATH TO GO AFTER OBLABBY and It's The 21st CENTURY (Message 1668658)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
We should have a statistics page on the block list so we can behave more like a collective .....


I doubt you would actually agree to that, but OTOH I suspect you would agree it is wise for some of us to have some others on ignore. Further, that you probably ignore some of the same, or don't have them blocked but still ignore much of their posts or, finally, are losing your patience for some.

The issue may be that someone will attempt to score the highest on the ignore list, just as there are people out to be number one on the posts made or post viewed lists.
48) Message boards : Politics : Computers & Technology 2 (Message 1668542)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
That has been highlighted precisely because the code is open to inspection by others to check.

So why didn't they check before it was committed? No eyes? No control? No one legally responsible?

Now we have that bug code in thousands of applications from thousands of developers. It isn't a library that an O/S vendor can patch the bug away. Each and every one of the application developers has to recompile his application and get a new version out. Just hope it isn't burned on a ROM in a box that can't be flashed.
Open Source = brickware
49) Message boards : Politics : Computers & Technology 2 (Message 1668441)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Open Source = Open Data
Or how fast can you patch ....
50) Message boards : Politics : PEOPLE ARE SCARED TO DEATH TO GO AFTER OBLABBY and It's The 21st CENTURY (Message 1668437)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
We should have a statistics page on the block list so we can behave more like a collective .....
51) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #2 (Message 1668317)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Didn't take long, but maybe Rodney taught them ....
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-settlement-san-bernardino-deputy-beating-20150421-story.html
52) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Last Person To Post Here Wins #236 In 793, a Viking raid on Lindisfarne BD wins!! (Message 1668280)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
best goal song in the playoffs
53) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #2 (Message 1668168)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
In Los Angeles, yet another ....
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-feds-probe-video-phone-in-south-gate-20150421-story.html
54) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link #81 (Message 1668151)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
guacamole
55) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Last Person To Post Here Wins #236 In 793, a Viking raid on Lindisfarne BD wins!! (Message 1668140)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Missed it by a minute .....
56) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link #81 (Message 1668117)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
counselor
57) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #2 (Message 1668090)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Just another routine matter from the Los Angeles Perjury Department ....
http://ktla.com/2015/04/20/lapd-officer-charged-with-assault-for-videotaped-beating-during-october-2014-arrest/

With all the PD Dash Cams,... Body Cameras

Might be nice if someone looked at the footage or if the cams didn't have an off switch .... http://fusion.net/story/111531/lapd-doesnt-regularly-check-dashcam-videos-and-thats-a-problem/
58) Message boards : Politics : Question about the NSA (Message 1668066)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
What people need are strong, reliable and empathic people at the top.

strong and empathic are seen as opposites.
59) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #2 (Message 1668063)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Just another routine matter from the Los Angeles Perjury Department ....
http://ktla.com/2015/04/20/lapd-officer-charged-with-assault-for-videotaped-beating-during-october-2014-arrest/
60) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation safety 2 (Message 1667722)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Half way around the world, provides balance.


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