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1. phillip1882 got a reaction from Mutex in The Crank Obsession With Einstein Being Wrong?
mm, i can only speak for myself, but i more commonly say warp space doesn't make sense.
i focus on Einstein when talking about that because he's the person generally associated with it.
2. phillip1882 got a reaction from petrushkagoogol in Random Number Series
yes and no. if you're asking, given a finite set of numbers, can you produce a sequence that will give the nth term, but not necessarily the next term after the end of the series. then the answer is yes. for example, you can list the first 30 primes and then give a polynomial equation that goes through those 30 primes but wont necessarily give the 31st prime.
if however your asking, given a sequence of numbers can you predict with absolute certainty  what the next number is going to be, the answer is no.
3. phillip1882 got a reaction from CraigD in "dog And Soldiers" Math Puzzle
hmm i just realized that my calculations are all wrong. this problem is tougher than it looks.
4. phillip1882 got a reaction from Turtle in Need A Project
as the title suggests I'm looking for something to do, as I'm bored. (looks at turtle...)
5. phillip1882 got a reaction from Turtle in Deficient & Abundant Number Fun
okay got it. much faster code, I'm now down to 1,000,000 every 3 seconds. should reach my goal of 10 billion by tommorow
6. phillip1882 got a reaction from Turtle in Deficient & Abundant Number Fun
just out of morbid curiosity, try putting in
where  have n = 2, n = 100000. if its portable python the problem may be the flash drive byte space. if so i may know a work around but it wont allow you to go a whole lot higher.
7. phillip1882 got a reaction from Turtle in "Automatic trisection" of an angle
galet even assuming that picture is true that's a 90 degree angle, which is already known how to trisect. you have to trisect an arbitrary angle.
grogorous, i wish i could say i wish you luck but i truth i do not. you do not seem to comprehend basic math have have already posted erroneous proofs here. I'm not even a  serious mathematician and i spotted your errors. probably for the best we end the conversation here. its been proven rigorously you cant trisect an arbitrary angle with a compass and straight edge.
8. phillip1882 got a reaction from ram in Economics
hmm. this is a very good question. inflation has one of two definitions: a rise in the price of goods and services, or an increase of the money supply. (or possibly both as increasing money supply can defiinitly cause rising prices) foriegn trade increases the number of buyers and sellers in a paritucalar country by allowig other countries to buy and sell thier goods and services thus off setting inflation in general both by allowing greater distribution of currency (assuming the foriegn country accepts it) and by disstilling the impact of rising prices by allowing more competition.
9.
athiests agree that we got here mostly by accident, but there are a range of beliefs regarding whether morals are absolute or not.
for example, Kant argued the categorical imperitve. something is immoral if everyone applying the same moral principle would lead to an unfavorable outcome for the species. for example, theft is immoral, because if everyone stole, we would not have property rights and therefore no techological progress.
so, just becuase our origin might have been accidental, doesn't make us any less thinking rational beings capable of acting morally and applying those morals universally. athiest just dont believe there is a ultimate punishment waiting for them after they die.
10.
athiests agree that we got here mostly by accident, but there are a range of beliefs regarding whether morals are absolute or not.
for example, Kant argued the categorical imperitve. something is immoral if everyone applying the same moral principle would lead to an unfavorable outcome for the species. for example, theft is immoral, because if everyone stole, we would not have property rights and therefore no techological progress.
so, just becuase our origin might have been accidental, doesn't make us any less thinking rational beings capable of acting morally and applying those morals universally. athiest just dont believe there is a ultimate punishment waiting for them after they die.
11. phillip1882 got a reaction from sanctus in Communication With An Alien Race
imagine you've been abducted by a race of beings who have interstellar travel, but no knowledge of English, or any earth language, or customs, or writing, or so on.
your job is to communicate with them.
with you, you have a laptop, but no internet.
where would you start? how would you describe earth?

for me, the most obvious place to start would be numbers. if i can't communicate that idea, then no communication is possible.

i'd start by placing a single dot on the screen of a paint program, say the number one, draw the symbol for 1, and point to the number 1 on the keyboard. then do the same basic thing for 2 - 100.
by then they should understand our numbers. then i'd introduce operations. addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, exponentiation, and logarithms. then i'd do some basic geometry, such as drawing a circle, saying circle, drawing a triangle, saying triangle. and so on. then, presuming they followed all that, it's time to introduce the manner in which earth measures things. this would be tougher. i would say the word centimeter, hold my finger up to the screen, and draw a line roughly a centimeter long. then say "100 times centimeter equals meter." then say "1000 times meter equals kilometer." then, for time say "6000 kilometers radius of earth, light can travel around earth 16 times in one second. 60 seconds in one minute, 60 minutes in one hour, 24 hours in one day the time it takes earth to revolve round it's axis, 365 days in one year the time it takes earth to revolve around our star." then for temperature, i'd lay out the periodic table of elements. say the word for each element, and then use the Celsius scale, explaining that H20 freezes at 0 and steams at 100. finally for mass, i'd set up a balance scale, use something small and call that gram, and 1000 grams = kilogram. then with that backbone, i can begin to explain the alphabet, and from there some basic English words, and so on. thoughts? improvements?
12. phillip1882 got a reaction from CraigD in Recursive Numbering And Symmetric Numbers
my code for producing all symmetric numbers between 1 and 1,000,000

import math
n = [False]*1000000
for i in range(1,1000):
n[i*i] = True
p = 1
v = 2
while v < 1000000:
k = 2
if n[p]:
for i in range(1,1000):
if i*i*v < len(n):
n[i*i*v] = True
p += 1
v += 1
while k*k <= v:
if v%k == 0:
v += 1
k = 1
k += 1
f = open("symmetry.txt","w")
k = 1
total = 0
for i in range(1,len(n)):
if n[i]:
total += 1
f.write(str(i)+" ")
if k == 10:
f.write("\n")
k = 0
k += 1
print(total)

gives 17,531 symmetric numbers between 1 and 1,000,000.
13. phillip1882 got a reaction from Buffy in Recursive Numbering And Symmetric Numbers
so, i found this really cool idea over at xkcd. a recursive numbering system.
the rules are as follows.
if a number is composite, break it down into it's prime factors. if a number is prime, place < > around it and determine the n'th prime it is. if n is prime do again. if n is composite, break into prime factors.
then the first 20 numbers are
1
<> 2
<<>> 3
<><> 4
<<<>>> 5
<><<>> 6
<<><>> 7
<><><> 8
<<>><<>> 9
<><<<>>> 10
<<<<>>>> 11
<><><<>> 12
<<><<>>> 13
<><<><>> 14
<<>><<<>>> 15
<><><><> 16
<<<><>>> 17
<><<>><<>> 18
<<><><>> 19
<><><<<>>> 20
a symmetric number then is a number, which using recursive numbering, can be written symmetric about the middle. the first few are...
1 <> 2 <<>> 3 <><> 4 <<<>>> 5  <<><>> 7 <><><> 8 <<>><<>> 9 <<<<>>>> 11 <><<>><> 12 <><><><> 16 <<<><>>> 17 <<>><><<>> 18 <<><><>> 19 <><<<>>><> 20 <<<>><<>>> 23 <<<>>><<<>>> 25 <<>><<>><<>> 27 <><<><>><> 28 <<<<<>>>>> 31 <><><><><> 32 <><<<><>>><>34<><<>><<>><> 36 <<><<>><>> 37 <><<<<>>>><> 44 <<>><<<>>><<>> 45 <><><<>><><> 48<<><>><<><>> 49 <><<<>>><<<>>><> 50 <<><><><>> 53 <<<<><>>>> 59 <<<>><><<>>> 61<<>><<><>><<>> 63 <><><><><><> 64 <<<><><>>> 67 <><<<><>>><> 68 <<><<<>>><>> 71 <<>><><><><<>> 72 <<<>>><<>><<<>>> 75
14. phillip1882 got a reaction from CraigD in Recursive Numbering And Symmetric Numbers
so, i found this really cool idea over at xkcd. a recursive numbering system.
the rules are as follows.
if a number is composite, break it down into it's prime factors. if a number is prime, place < > around it and determine the n'th prime it is. if n is prime do again. if n is composite, break into prime factors.
then the first 20 numbers are
1
<> 2
<<>> 3
<><> 4
<<<>>> 5
<><<>> 6
<<><>> 7
<><><> 8
<<>><<>> 9
<><<<>>> 10
<<<<>>>> 11
<><><<>> 12
<<><<>>> 13
<><<><>> 14
<<>><<<>>> 15
<><><><> 16
<<<><>>> 17
<><<>><<>> 18
<<><><>> 19
<><><<<>>> 20
a symmetric number then is a number, which using recursive numbering, can be written symmetric about the middle. the first few are...
1 <> 2 <<>> 3 <><> 4 <<<>>> 5  <<><>> 7 <><><> 8 <<>><<>> 9 <<<<>>>> 11 <><<>><> 12 <><><><> 16 <<<><>>> 17 <<>><><<>> 18 <<><><>> 19 <><<<>>><> 20 <<<>><<>>> 23 <<<>>><<<>>> 25 <<>><<>><<>> 27 <><<><>><> 28 <<<<<>>>>> 31 <><><><><> 32 <><<<><>>><>34<><<>><<>><> 36 <<><<>><>> 37 <><<<<>>>><> 44 <<>><<<>>><<>> 45 <><><<>><><> 48<<><>><<><>> 49 <><<<>>><<<>>><> 50 <<><><><>> 53 <<<<><>>>> 59 <<<>><><<>>> 61<<>><<><>><<>> 63 <><><><><><> 64 <<<><><>>> 67 <><<<><>>><> 68 <<><<<>>><>> 71 <<>><><><><<>> 72 <<<>>><<>><<<>>> 75
15. phillip1882 got a reaction from Turtle in Favorite Quotes
love the world as I have loved you - Jesus
everyone knows the fastest way to a speeding ticket. -phil
the differance between a good man and a bad one lies in the heart. -unknown.
be still oh my soul and know the grace of God. -psalms
whats faster than a speeding bullet, can leap tall buildings in a single bound, and more powerful than a locamotive? fire breathing dragons! -unknown
16. phillip1882 got a reaction from JMJones0424 in Capitalism, The Communism Of Economic Systems?
okay, i don't even know where to be begin.
umm no. not even close.
have you looked at the rampant corruption in various governments, all over the world, who have tried socialism?
there's no way to control trade, in a fair balanced way such that everyone is better off. screw the rich, and you lose investments in large scale projects. screw the poor, and you lose the most vital resource in manufacturing and construction.
i assure you freedom means that people are capable of making mistakes, both rich and poor alike.
freedom also mean voluntary transactions, win-win negations, and a better standard of living for all. how much fairer do you want a system to be?
over 90% of the things you have today are here because of capitalism, not socialism.
the poorest person in America has more capabilities and resources at his disposal than the king of France did in the 1800's, and the vast majority of it was developed during the period of time with the least government regulation. what does that tell you about capitalism?
17. phillip1882 got a reaction from JMJones0424 in Capitalism, The Communism Of Economic Systems?
okay! i have a great offer for you. join a prison camp. no freedom there. you get a warm cooked meal of gruel every day,
a bed to sleep in a night that is prone to rats, and a nice anal raping by your fellow inmates. your right, no freedom sounds nice.

okay! i have a great offer for you. go live on a farm for fifteen years. wake up at 3 in the morning to milk cows, harvest grain with a machete, by hand, for hours at a time, and get a year salary of 10 dollars. then tell me how much you would like to work in a factory for less effort and higher salary.

because these freedoms also mean the freedom to boycott a medical insurer, boycott a company that pays shitty wages, and if you are really angry, hire private detectives to inspect their assets.

no, a purely socialistic system sounds stupid to me. i have no idea how you control corruption in a socialist system, you explain to me how you would solve that problem first and i might consider it.
18. phillip1882 got a reaction from JMJones0424 in Capitalism, The Communism Of Economic Systems?
so you're saying that because America is more capitalistic, that leads to more corruption??
i mean i agree with you, Scandinavian has less corruption, but it also the government of Scandinavian countries spends less %GDP than the us currently.
http://www.heritage.org/index/country/sweden
http://www.heritage.org/index/country/unitedstates
oh i agree with you government control trade; what i said was there's no way to control trade in a fair and balanced way such that everyone is better off. explain to me how you would control trade in such a manner and I'll show you someone on the losing end of that deal within the country itself.

i assure you such measures hurt more than they help.
again i agree, and again I'd like to point out they spend less %GDP on government than every other country.
um. no. freedoms are not provided by the government. we don't derive our freedoms from the ruling class, they are inherit within every human being. even a slave can say **** the government even if it means a whipping.
um. no. i know how to control corruption in a capitalist system. boycott, strike, insurance against malfeasance, dispute resolution organizations.
government tends to stifle all of these things. lets say government was the only medical care provider. how would you boycott? with votes? and how would doctors strike? the government has the guns. and how would you insure against malfeasance? and how would you resolve a dispute if a doctor does a bad job?
19. phillip1882 got a reaction from JMJones0424 in Capitalism, The Communism Of Economic Systems?
okay, again I'd like to point out we don't have capitalism is America. at best we have a mixed economy.

capitalism is not based on the idea of having a select few on the top.
capitalism is based on free trade, property rights, and contract law.
its true we have a select few at the top right now; but that's not a result of capitalism. that's a result of cronyism, as Ron Paul likes to say. government hands out billion dollar deals to corporations in exchange for elections in the US. over 75% of Obama's money came from the financial sector, where as almost every penny of Ron Paul's money came from "grass roots" Americans. now you tell me who appeared more socialist, and who more capitalist?

okay, how do citizens control where government spending goes? lets say i give you 100 dollars but i say "don't use it to gamble with." how would i physically prevent you from gambling? i mean, are you saying there will be a little check box of options saying "only spend here, here, and here" and the government will honor that? I'd love to see that actually work. if it was that simple we would be in paradise right now.

and you need to define the word tax. in every country, either you pay taxes or your a criminal and can be thrown in prison. would the same be true with this online nation? what if you can't pay for some reason?
okay let's make sure we're clear here. you get free credits from the government, which you pay taxes on. the government uses the tax revenue to pay for health, food, electricity, and maybe housing, for citizens. let's use your low example of 40%. so let's say the government gives you a daily salary as a farmer of 500 credits, but taxes you 40%, so now your down to 300 daily credits. now as a farmer i already have food as I'm growing it, but i still need the other essentials; housing, electricity and health. so the government will provide these things by paying electricians say 1200 daily salary, and taxing them 40%, giving them 720. and will give a daily salary to home builders, say of 1000, and tax them 40%, giving them 600, and doctors say 2400, and they actually receive 1440. now, the government still needs to provide police, fire department, law courts and prisons. so I'm assuming they are gonna give these people that run them daily salaries as well and tax them.
now here's my question. where does all that tax money go? remember, the government can provide credits for free. so that 40% from everyone has to go somewhere. where does it go?

no, what i am saying is that as a percentage of gdp, the government of sweden spends less money than America does. currently the us government is printing roughly 85 billion dollars a month (roughly) and giving most of it to banks. the government of Sweden isn't printing anywhere near as much nor taxing as much as America. even going by % capita. and i don't blame capitalism for this, because we don't have capitalism.

okay fair enough.

okay show me a successful boycott of any government program please.
that is, a direct refusal to pay, without being harassed or arrested.
and again you need to define the word tax. if its involuntary payment i can't refuse.
20. phillip1882 got a reaction from Matthew Garon in Capitalism, The Communism Of Economic Systems?
okay, again I'd like to point out we don't have capitalism is America. at best we have a mixed economy.

capitalism is not based on the idea of having a select few on the top.
capitalism is based on free trade, property rights, and contract law.
its true we have a select few at the top right now; but that's not a result of capitalism. that's a result of cronyism, as Ron Paul likes to say. government hands out billion dollar deals to corporations in exchange for elections in the US. over 75% of Obama's money came from the financial sector, where as almost every penny of Ron Paul's money came from "grass roots" Americans. now you tell me who appeared more socialist, and who more capitalist?

okay, how do citizens control where government spending goes? lets say i give you 100 dollars but i say "don't use it to gamble with." how would i physically prevent you from gambling? i mean, are you saying there will be a little check box of options saying "only spend here, here, and here" and the government will honor that? I'd love to see that actually work. if it was that simple we would be in paradise right now.

and you need to define the word tax. in every country, either you pay taxes or your a criminal and can be thrown in prison. would the same be true with this online nation? what if you can't pay for some reason?
okay let's make sure we're clear here. you get free credits from the government, which you pay taxes on. the government uses the tax revenue to pay for health, food, electricity, and maybe housing, for citizens. let's use your low example of 40%. so let's say the government gives you a daily salary as a farmer of 500 credits, but taxes you 40%, so now your down to 300 daily credits. now as a farmer i already have food as I'm growing it, but i still need the other essentials; housing, electricity and health. so the government will provide these things by paying electricians say 1200 daily salary, and taxing them 40%, giving them 720. and will give a daily salary to home builders, say of 1000, and tax them 40%, giving them 600, and doctors say 2400, and they actually receive 1440. now, the government still needs to provide police, fire department, law courts and prisons. so I'm assuming they are gonna give these people that run them daily salaries as well and tax them.
now here's my question. where does all that tax money go? remember, the government can provide credits for free. so that 40% from everyone has to go somewhere. where does it go?

no, what i am saying is that as a percentage of gdp, the government of sweden spends less money than America does. currently the us government is printing roughly 85 billion dollars a month (roughly) and giving most of it to banks. the government of Sweden isn't printing anywhere near as much nor taxing as much as America. even going by % capita. and i don't blame capitalism for this, because we don't have capitalism.

okay fair enough.

okay show me a successful boycott of any government program please.
that is, a direct refusal to pay, without being harassed or arrested.
and again you need to define the word tax. if its involuntary payment i can't refuse.
21. phillip1882 got a reaction from Matthew Garon in Capitalism, The Communism Of Economic Systems?
so you're saying that because America is more capitalistic, that leads to more corruption??
i mean i agree with you, Scandinavian has less corruption, but it also the government of Scandinavian countries spends less %GDP than the us currently.
http://www.heritage.org/index/country/sweden
http://www.heritage.org/index/country/unitedstates
oh i agree with you government control trade; what i said was there's no way to control trade in a fair and balanced way such that everyone is better off. explain to me how you would control trade in such a manner and I'll show you someone on the losing end of that deal within the country itself.

i assure you such measures hurt more than they help.
again i agree, and again I'd like to point out they spend less %GDP on government than every other country.
um. no. freedoms are not provided by the government. we don't derive our freedoms from the ruling class, they are inherit within every human being. even a slave can say **** the government even if it means a whipping.
um. no. i know how to control corruption in a capitalist system. boycott, strike, insurance against malfeasance, dispute resolution organizations.
government tends to stifle all of these things. lets say government was the only medical care provider. how would you boycott? with votes? and how would doctors strike? the government has the guns. and how would you insure against malfeasance? and how would you resolve a dispute if a doctor does a bad job?
22. phillip1882 got a reaction from DFINITLYDISTRUBD in Kites & kiting
okay fixes:

import math p= 0.001173333 W = 2 #oz for plastic kite and 1/4" birch sticks D = 11.52 L = 25.624 s = 1760.0 g = p*s C1 = math.asinh((L-g-W)/D) C2 = - D/p * math.cosh(C1) X = D/p*(math.asinh((L-W)/D) -C1) y = C2 + D/p* math.cosh(p/D *X +C1) print y
gives 1567.64820561
23. phillip1882 got a reaction from DFINITLYDISTRUBD in Kites & kiting
okay then, allowing s to be 15000 gives 11320.89 feet
24. phillip1882 got a reaction from DFINITLYDISTRUBD in Kites & kiting
i have each calculation in the code.
but I'll re post in more math like terms.
p= 0.001173333
W = 2
D = 11.52
L = 25.624
s = 15000.0
g = p*s

C1 = sinh^-1((L-g-W)/D)
C2 = - D/p *cosh(C1)
XK = D/p*(sinh^-1((L-W)/D) -C1)
y = C2 + D/p* cosh(p/D *XK +C1)
25. phillip1882 got a reaction from Turtle in Kites & kiting
i have each calculation in the code.
but I'll re post in more math like terms.
p= 0.001173333
W = 2
D = 11.52
L = 25.624
s = 15000.0
g = p*s

C1 = sinh^-1((L-g-W)/D)
C2 = - D/p *cosh(C1)
XK = D/p*(sinh^-1((L-W)/D) -C1)
y = C2 + D/p* cosh(p/D *XK +C1)
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