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Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 16th July 2009, 10:47 AM
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Views: 126,130
Posted By Anti-sophist
Ok, I think I understand now. You consider the...

Ok, I think I understand now. You consider the "toothpicks" to be a component, when they are just part of the connection mechanism. Toothpicks are no different than a screw, nail, or rivet, in this...
Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 16th July 2009, 07:13 AM
Replies: 2,382
Views: 126,130
Posted By Anti-sophist
Let's say 40 toothpicks, 4 per brick. And 80...

Let's say 40 toothpicks, 4 per brick. And 80 connections, glue, gluing the toothpick to both the brick and the steel.



Aren't you the one who keeps bemoaning scenarios and mental theorizing?...
Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 15th July 2009, 02:21 PM
Replies: 2,382
Views: 126,130
Posted By Anti-sophist
I have a serious question. Would the following...

I have a serious question. Would the following structure satisfy all of the required elements of the challenge.

I take 4 steel rods with holes in them (like what you'd use for those closet...
Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 15th July 2009, 01:37 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 12,127
Posted By Anti-sophist
I like your logic. I present "unpatriotic 9/11...

I like your logic. I present "unpatriotic 9/11 conspiracy theorists"

1. 9/11 CT'ers have sold DVDs, bbq aprons, made websites, sold ads, got lots of hits, publicity, and attention.

2. Since...
Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 15th January 2009, 02:24 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,496
Posted By Anti-sophist
Obama & 9/11 Truth

In 5 days Obama will be inaugurated and Bush will leave office. Over the last few years, I've gone from a frequent poster to an infrequent poster but constant lurker, to an infrequent lurker. Obama's...
Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 16th September 2008, 11:48 AM
Replies: 4,357
Views: 555,681
Posted By Anti-sophist
Dodge. Dodge. Dodge. Yes, I answer, than you...

Dodge. Dodge. Dodge.

Yes, I answer, than you answer. That's the deal. I'm trying to answer, and you won't let me. I'm sorry I can't just "answer" your question in a single post but every time I...
Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 16th September 2008, 11:29 AM
Replies: 4,357
Views: 555,681
Posted By Anti-sophist
Hey look at that. He stopped dodging. Let's see...

Hey look at that. He stopped dodging. Let's see how many times I have to ask him the follow-up question. Once we get an answer to this, I can go about proving to you that these issues constitute a...
Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 16th September 2008, 11:04 AM
Replies: 4,357
Views: 555,681
Posted By Anti-sophist
Dodge. Dodge. Dodge. So you accuse me of...

Dodge. Dodge. Dodge.

So you accuse me of making up two delays and after I force you to admit one of them exists, you dodge every single question regarding the other.

This trolling attempt...
Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 16th September 2008, 10:40 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 21,131
Posted By Anti-sophist
Well, day 5. But whose counting. In the interim 5...

Well, day 5. But whose counting. In the interim 5 days, they posted that hilariously awful **** all over the internet. They didn't do anywhere near as much work "correcting" the record as they did...
Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 16th September 2008, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4,357
Views: 555,681
Posted By Anti-sophist
You said that I made it up. Please don't start...

You said that I made it up. Please don't start lying or this conversation will end very quickly. You "called me out" pretending that I "made this up" and we are going to walk through every single...
Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 16th September 2008, 08:48 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 21,131
Posted By Anti-sophist
I love this ignorant tactic. They make up a...

I love this ignorant tactic. They make up a scenario. They screw up the math. We correct the math. They say that our values aren't in the CSV file. So what? We didn't invent the scenario. We just...
Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 16th September 2008, 08:37 AM
Replies: 4,357
Views: 555,681
Posted By Anti-sophist
Dodging the questions doesn't make the holes in...

Dodging the questions doesn't make the holes in your theories go away. Now that you admitted that T4 exists, I'll get to the delay issues once we establish the existence of T5, as well. The reason...
Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 16th September 2008, 04:51 AM
Replies: 4,357
Views: 555,681
Posted By Anti-sophist
Of course it is. But semantics are irrelevant. If...

Of course it is. But semantics are irrelevant. If you want me to change the words to help your brain cope with the passage of time, I will. The "time period" between when the word is written is when...
Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 15th September 2008, 03:56 PM
Replies: 4,357
Views: 555,681
Posted By Anti-sophist
Actually, yes you did.I asked you a very simple...

Actually, yes you did.I asked you a very simple question about whether some measurable delay existed and you said "yes". Then you objected when I named that delay. Is it the name you object to? What...
Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 15th September 2008, 03:27 PM
Replies: 4,357
Views: 555,681
Posted By Anti-sophist
So what? So there is some delay associated with...

So what? So there is some delay associated with the position of the word inside a frame. And that delay needs to be accounted for. I named it T4. I'm glad you see it my way. Maybe we can talk about...
Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 15th September 2008, 02:38 PM
Replies: 4,357
Views: 555,681
Posted By Anti-sophist
The argument is really simple. You said T4...

The argument is really simple. You said T4 doesn't exist and I'm trying to prove to you that it does. Stop trying to figure out the relevance and just answer the stupid question. Why must you dodge...
Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 15th September 2008, 01:35 PM
Replies: 4,357
Views: 555,681
Posted By Anti-sophist
Ok , so now we are back to saying that T4 does...

Ok , so now we are back to saying that T4 does exist and that our toy example has T4=1 second?

And there are no scare quotes. When you write something to disk. And one second of real world time...
Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 15th September 2008, 01:03 PM
Replies: 4,357
Views: 555,681
Posted By Anti-sophist
Do time stamps cause things to go forward in...

Do time stamps cause things to go forward in time? If something is 1 second old is not 1 second old? This is a pretty simple question. Something happened 1 second ago (the word was written)....
Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 15th September 2008, 12:42 PM
Replies: 4,357
Views: 555,681
Posted By Anti-sophist
That one second _IS_ T4. So, now you are...

That one second _IS_ T4.

So, now you are contradicting yourself. Which is it? Does T4 exist, or does it not?
Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 15th September 2008, 12:19 PM
Replies: 4,357
Views: 555,681
Posted By Anti-sophist
I showed you everything required 30 pages ago. I...

I showed you everything required 30 pages ago. I don't play this game with you guys. I say stuff once. And when you can't comprehend it, I move on. I don't keep repeating it. No matter how many times...
Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 15th September 2008, 10:59 AM
Replies: 4,357
Views: 555,681
Posted By Anti-sophist
So all this blustering and posturing about your...

So all this blustering and posturing about your new fantastic data that you are just itching to show off and then as soon as I show up you pretend it my job to disprove you? I did that 30 pages ago....
Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 15th September 2008, 10:38 AM
Replies: 4,357
Views: 555,681
Posted By Anti-sophist
Yes, I know. You are obsessed with the dog and...

Yes, I know. You are obsessed with the dog and pony show. You want drama and attention. You could care less about the truth. That's why you aren't worth my time. And the truth is, every time you try...
Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 15th September 2008, 10:25 AM
Replies: 4,357
Views: 555,681
Posted By Anti-sophist
I have no interest in repeating things I said 30...

I have no interest in repeating things I said 30 pages ago. Especially to you. The guy I've explained it to in a half a dozen different ways and whom I'm fairly sure has absolutely no idea what is...
Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 15th September 2008, 10:02 AM
Replies: 4,357
Views: 555,681
Posted By Anti-sophist
Yes. An interesting PM. Challenging me to a...

Yes. An interesting PM. Challenging me to a conversation using "the facts" and "documentation". Because up till now, apparently, you've been doing what? Talking out of your ass? I find it hilarious...
Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 11th September 2008, 03:06 PM
Replies: 4,357
Views: 555,681
Posted By Anti-sophist
I spent the last hour or so skimming through this...

I spent the last hour or so skimming through this thread since the last time I've read it and I'm literally stunned at the level of non-progress our local truthers have made despite having things...
Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 27th July 2008, 06:52 PM
Replies: 4,357
Views: 555,681
Posted By Anti-sophist
*face-palm*. It isn't called time _division_...

*face-palm*. It isn't called time _division_ multiplexing anywhere outside of a communications class and/or wikipedia. I have a hunch which of the two you found that term at.

As I've stated many...
Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 27th July 2008, 07:55 AM
Replies: 4,357
Views: 555,681
Posted By Anti-sophist
No, I meant time multiplexing. Serial...

No, I meant time multiplexing. Serial multiplexing is also correct, in this case, though.

Oh jesus.

Do yourself a favor and only get pedantic when you actually know what you are talking about....
Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 26th July 2008, 07:04 PM
Replies: 4,357
Views: 555,681
Posted By Anti-sophist
Yes, you can SAY that, but every time it comes...

Yes, you can SAY that, but every time it comes for you to include it's effect in your calculations, it seems to go missing.

I've explained no less then 15 times exactly how the DFDAU works and how...
Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 26th July 2008, 10:40 AM
Replies: 556
Views: 25,023
Posted By Anti-sophist
You get left with a really ****** analogy? I...

You get left with a really ****** analogy?

I have no absolutely no idea what this means.

In the piles of rubble.

Newton's third law makes it possible. His second law too. In fact, -all- of...
Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 26th July 2008, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4,357
Views: 555,681
Posted By Anti-sophist
Yes, you've further proven you are incapable of...

Yes, you've further proven you are incapable of reading of they are telling you.

Because the thing that is "polling" the sensors (the sensors are not "polled" at all, so this is just wrong) is not...
Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 26th July 2008, 07:35 AM
Replies: 4,357
Views: 555,681
Posted By Anti-sophist
This is amazing. You pretending to teach me how...

This is amazing. You pretending to teach me how these systems work by showing me marketing versions of tech sheets and tutorials for systems I used to spec out, buy, build, and test. I've never met a...
Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 26th July 2008, 07:06 AM
Replies: 556
Views: 25,023
Posted By Anti-sophist
Because the area above the failure started moving...

Because the area above the failure started moving before the area below the failure.

Nowhere is there evidence that it "ate itself from the top down". Every one of those images show very clearly...
Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 25th July 2008, 07:45 AM
Replies: 4,357
Views: 555,681
Posted By Anti-sophist
Wow. Are you trying to prove my point for me? Let...

Wow. Are you trying to prove my point for me? Let me say this very clearly for you : ARINC 717 doesn't apply to T1 through T5. It applies to one very specific thing in that sum. You have grossly...
Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 24th July 2008, 10:14 AM
Replies: 4,357
Views: 555,681
Posted By Anti-sophist
Yes, you did. And then you proceeded to pretend...

Yes, you did. And then you proceeded to pretend it said things it didn't say. To make matters worse, your mental model of how FDRs work is laughably wrong and that severely exacerbates the problem.
...
Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 24th July 2008, 07:14 AM
Replies: 4,357
Views: 555,681
Posted By Anti-sophist
This does interest me. Telephone or live? Travel...

This does interest me. Telephone or live? Travel may be difficult for me.
Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 24th July 2008, 07:06 AM
Replies: 4,357
Views: 555,681
Posted By Anti-sophist
Because I've already conclusively demonstrated...

Because I've already conclusively demonstrated that pilotsfor911truth's analysis is fundamentally flawed and the specs/regs/etc that they quote don't mean what they think they mean. And yet Turbofan,...
Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 16th July 2008, 02:00 PM
Replies: 4,357
Views: 555,681
Posted By Anti-sophist
I'd just like to be clear about something. ...

I'd just like to be clear about something.

I've severely lost my patience for repeating myself which is all I've ever done with arguing with uneducated truthers. Specifically, in regards to...
Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 11th July 2008, 04:38 PM
Replies: 4,357
Views: 555,681
Posted By Anti-sophist
Yes, it is a fact that the FDR recorded 273 AGL....

Yes, it is a fact that the FDR recorded 273 AGL. To claim that the plane was actually at 273 AGL at that point and time, though, is not.

There is no argument. I've already shown you the schematic....
Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 11th July 2008, 04:18 PM
Replies: 4,357
Views: 555,681
Posted By Anti-sophist
I've been telling them that the need to draw up a...

I've been telling them that the need to draw up a whitepaper on this topic for.. uh.. several years now?

I could give you the snarky reason: because you can't put a whitepaper up on your website...
Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 11th July 2008, 02:50 PM
Replies: 4,357
Views: 555,681
Posted By Anti-sophist
No one said that. It waited in the buffer exactly...

No one said that. It waited in the buffer exactly as long as required by the data-frame layout for its turn in the bit-stream. No more. No less.

This is not true. SOME value was stored within 1...
Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 11th July 2008, 10:57 AM
Replies: 4,357
Views: 555,681
Posted By Anti-sophist
Your own ignorance of how animations are produced...

Your own ignorance of how animations are produced isn't my problem. I've explained at least partially the reasons that your assumptions are wrong many many many many times in threads you refuse to...
Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 11th July 2008, 10:17 AM
Replies: 4,357
Views: 555,681
Posted By Anti-sophist
This is, of course, not true. This is, of...

This is, of course, not true.

This is, of course, also not true.

No one cares about your supposed "experts" credentials when they are so easily proven incorrect.

I also notice you've ignored...
Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 11th July 2008, 08:32 AM
Replies: 4,357
Views: 555,681
Posted By Anti-sophist
See previous explanation on why using the CSV...

See previous explanation on why using the CSV file is fundamentally flawed.

See previosu explanation on why using the animation is fundamentally flawed.

Because it has 4 and 8 equally spaced...
Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 11th July 2008, 06:32 AM
Replies: 4,357
Views: 555,681
Posted By Anti-sophist
The sad part of all of this is I already know...

The sad part of all of this is I already know their response. They are going to accuse me of calling L3 a liar and/or pretending I know more than the manufacturer of the thing, and that's it....
Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 10th July 2008, 10:49 AM
Replies: 4,357
Views: 555,681
Posted By Anti-sophist
Alright, against my better judgement, I'm gonna...

Alright, against my better judgement, I'm gonna lay out the reasoning of PfT and their cohorts, and why they are wrong, and why what they believe cannot be true.

Here is the "equation" for the...
Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 10th July 2008, 09:56 AM
Replies: 4,357
Views: 555,681
Posted By Anti-sophist
I've looked repeatedly, nowhere have you answered...

I've looked repeatedly, nowhere have you answered my question. Maybe you haven't read my question clearly enough. Do I need to repeat for the 4th time? Give me a number please and explain how you...
Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 10th July 2008, 08:46 AM
Replies: 4,357
Views: 555,681
Posted By Anti-sophist
Just because you think you can imagine how the...

Just because you think you can imagine how the animations are generated doesn't make it true. You and pft mythical "file/open -> automatic magical inch-perfect animation reconstruction" program...
Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 10th July 2008, 07:35 AM
Replies: 4,357
Views: 555,681
Posted By Anti-sophist
I don't want to pull a "proof by overwhelming"...

I don't want to pull a "proof by overwhelming" but I have no other option. PFT has made many stupid claims and they've all been analyzed in detail. All of the following posts contain debunking of at...
Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 10th July 2008, 07:26 AM
Replies: 4,357
Views: 555,681
Posted By Anti-sophist
It's not an "argument", it's a question. A...

It's not an "argument", it's a question. A question you've dodged twice. Answer it.

Tell me how much time passed between the moment the plane was at height X until impact, where X is the final...
Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 10th July 2008, 07:23 AM
Replies: 4,357
Views: 555,681
Posted By Anti-sophist
Please see previous explanation of why "appeal to...

Please see previous explanation of why "appeal to animation" is flawed reasoning.

Other then the fact that you just made that up? No.

This does not mean what you think it means.

Neither does...
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