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  • Commented on Two Thoughts
    Actually it's something of a "Erstsemester"[Fresh(wo)man] joke in mathematics when people get introduced to finite fields and F(1), e.g. a Galois field with the only elements 0 and 1: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finite_field Addition and Multiplication work just fine, it's just that 1+1=0...
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    I repeat my objection in my field. 1+1=0...
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    Now, I'm hoping you understand how important it was / is to prove that 1+1=2. You're wrong. 1+1=0...
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    Actually, I had something of a short (about 1 minute) "revelation" about four weeks ago, I was on a train in Italy, sleep-deprived, dehydrated and with air conditioning in overdrive in the train, when I saw a quite strong looking...
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    Agency is based on a conscious choice. Which is also known as: "I'm too tired or scared to try to work out the determination of said action, so a wizard a conscious decision made it!"...
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    As stated: it's not my theory, nor do I find it that useful. (I called it "simplistic"). But then, why do you defend it? As for the story, that would be "my transformation to a necrophore". And it's quite active....
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    I think unless you give us a workable discriminating definition of "transformative" vs. "revelatory", discussions about putative gender or sex differences in narratives are more or less futile from an predictive POV[1], since any revelation can be parsed as an...
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    Limited warfare would not be that uncommon. For an European example look at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kabinettskriege Carriers are not means of production, they are both a Keynesian stimulus and a money sink. Sinking them hurts nobody (expt the piir grunts aboard) and...
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    Err, while making Little Baby Judith (Butler) cry, may I add that it's not necessarily a male-female thing (going by biological sex), though there might be a correlation with sex. Yours truely remembers quite a few avid female watchers of...
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    Err, not necessarily. Let's just say paternal investment into offspring in HSS is far from a cross-cultural constant. Not that said fathers are necessarily off the hook, especially if they have sisters whose children they have to care for......
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    But then, we could argue that if humans were as mean as John Christopher argues, we just wouldn't care and keep on fucking. Or put it under "heavy dirty talk"......
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    Someone doesn't understand Cold War doctrine about submarines and hasn't read the 2015 US Navy think tank link I happily provided on the matter. Leaving my understanding of Cold War doctrine aside, given a certain lack of spherical frictionless submarine(r)s...
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    No, penetration of armor doesn't work like that. Mind you, so why are magnetic pistols more effective than contact ones? Hint: we are not talking kinetic impactors here. Men talking weapons. If you want a wank, I'll flash you my...
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    I'm not sure it's useful to have a weapon that attacks submarines only when they aren't submerged, though. It might be somewhat useful if you need less explosives that way. For submerged submarines, you would need a different weapon, but...
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    Err, your point being? Every source is subject to some bias, doubly so with military issues, but you have to use what's at hand. http://fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/ship/weaps/mk-48.htm As for the difference between "295" and "tens of" kg, you noticed I wanted to...
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    BTW, for the results: http://forden.armscontrolwonk.com/archive/2709/rok-ship-typical-torpedo-damage Going back to our scenario, the "warhead" might be split between different drones, so we might not need 200 kg in one drone. Also note that creating 4 bubbles one meter in radius might need...
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    If it's tiny and radar invisible, how is it going to punch a hole through the steel used to build submarines, given they're designed to hold out multiple bar of pressure? Err, of course you're the guy with the explosives...
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    "Be yourself. Follow your own vision and never compromise it. You forget the caveat: "Of course you know what your own vision is, we told." I guess it's quite illuminating that an eerily similar play is used in quite a...
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    Meh, chauvenism of the vertebrate... As you know, Bob, poikilotherms like insects giv you much more biomass for the buck. And using one of God's own plagues is just what appeals to the religious fundamentalist market segment. And they can...
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    If you think about its, it's not that surprising, since organisms are quite apt at breaking down organic molecules they never encountered. Hell, even the human body is able to, as many a pharmacological research team found out... Problem is:...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Equoid
    To go for the Erikative, ächz, if you read up on the Qataris forces, according to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qatar_Armed_Forces only 30% of the army are Qatari citizens. And the army is about 12.000 persons, the "389,487" you mentioned are all people in...
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    And to the mods, as this is intended as a flamebait and this is not my soapbox, if it's too objectionable feel free to delete. I guess I have not turned VoxDay (at least I hope so, though I have...
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    Oh, and since a real nerd can't leave the pretext for a nice flamebait unused, BTW... I think it's somewhat interesting that we shudder with the idea of sex-selective abortion and think it "medieval", while we think the abortion of...
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    Err, make that: Actually, a taboo on infanticide is one (somewhat problematic) theory about the rise of Christianity in the Roman Empire, but there is some discussion about whether infanticide in the Roman Empire was sex-selective or not....
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    Err, Greg, the highest male-to-female ratio in India might be in Jammu & Kashmir, which is predominently Muslim, but second is Haryana, which is predominently Hindu. And the other two countries with high ratios are China and Vietnam, both not...
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    Actually, the sex ration below 14 looks quite naturally. Wiki (yes, again) says 1.06 male per 1 female born is the norm for humans: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_sex_ratio After that, human males usually have a higher mortality (there are quiet a few evolutionary...
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    There is also the possibility that HSS is a relatively newcomer by evolutionary standards, so our parasites are either somewhat adapted to other sapients, making us close to dead-end hosts, or still close to their predatory/destructivor ancestors. As for other...
  • Commented on Thoughtcrime
    Err, I was not that sure if I was up to date on these issues, and for once I decided to keep my damn mouth shut. Or whatever metaphor suits. As for the beginning of the BfV, there is this...
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    Err, major fail. While the history of slavery in Islam is detestable, there is little reason to think Medieval European history that much better. Hint, just remember where the word "slave" is coming from. And ask yourself why they didn't...
  • Commented on Thoughtcrime
    Well, to do a quick translation of a German saying, "the opposite of good is good intentions". And I agree with your analysis of the events. Problem is, with this definition of "terrorism" I see nothing against some moderately IRA-philic...
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