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Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology Yesterday, 10:29 PM
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Posted By Ziggurat
No, Mike. That's what I spent pages trying to...

No, Mike. That's what I spent pages trying to tell you, and you never learned. Any POSSIBLE mechanism for red shifting, no matter what it is, will either desync clocks or blur the image. There is...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 11th August 2022, 02:56 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 2,688
Posted By Ziggurat
Thatís not the issue I have with what you said. ...

Thatís not the issue I have with what you said. The issue I have is the claim that itís singular, that there is only one best move. And that may be true sometimes, itís absolutely not true in...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 10th August 2022, 08:15 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 2,688
Posted By Ziggurat
If that doesnít increase your odds of winning,...

If that doesnít increase your odds of winning, why would it be optimal? If you think having more choices increases your odds of winning just because it has more options, chances are you just arenít...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 10th August 2022, 08:06 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 4,169
Posted By Ziggurat
No, actually we do not. Your comparisons always...

No, actually we do not. Your comparisons always depend on picking out a few descriptors they have in common and ignoring everything else that is different.



No, we do not. You keep making...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 10th August 2022, 05:48 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 13,214
Posted By Ziggurat
Well, no. A lot of what advertisers do, and pay...

Well, no. A lot of what advertisers do, and pay for, is create impressions that they hope turn into sales down the road. They don't need to pay off with immediate conversions. It's great if they...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 10th August 2022, 05:42 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 4,169
Posted By Ziggurat
All versions of tired light are wrong. And it's...

All versions of tired light are wrong. And it's obvious to everyone who actually understands a modicum of physics. Which, admittedly, isn't everyone, or even you. But that's not my problem.


...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 10th August 2022, 03:51 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 4,169
Posted By Ziggurat
So you're using the fact that Hubble already...

So you're using the fact that Hubble already discounted the possibility that you're advocating as evidence that I'm wrong.

Yeah, that's quite the look you've got there.

And BTW, for someone who...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 10th August 2022, 03:48 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 4,169
Posted By Ziggurat
It doesn't matter where it goes. I'll even let...

It doesn't matter where it goes. I'll even let you violate energy conservation. You still need to scatter light to red shift it without velocity. And that still blurs images, which doesn't happen....
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 10th August 2022, 03:41 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 4,169
Posted By Ziggurat
Based on what? Hubble never said what it was too...

Based on what? Hubble never said what it was too young for.

Your current objection is that it's too young for our galactic formation and evolution models. So what? Those models are bound to be...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 10th August 2022, 03:07 PM
Replies: 3,115
Views: 102,157
Posted By Ziggurat
Russian women can indeed be quite distracting. ...

Russian women can indeed be quite distracting.

Oh... you said bEAches. Sorry, my bad.
:duck:
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 10th August 2022, 03:04 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 4,169
Posted By Ziggurat
Except you don't even know what it looks like. ...

Except you don't even know what it looks like. You keep misinterpreting every article you bring up.

Not to be rude, but this is basically Dunning-Krueger in action.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 10th August 2022, 03:02 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 4,169
Posted By Ziggurat
Arguments from incredulity are not convincing. ...

Arguments from incredulity are not convincing.

But let's suppose that's wrong. Let's suppose that there was no inflationary epoch. What then?

We still have the universe starting expanding...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 10th August 2022, 01:59 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 2,688
Posted By Ziggurat
That is very, very unlikely. I'm going to...

That is very, very unlikely.

I'm going to address chess, but making a different point than others have done. Chess is a decision tree: there are multiple possible moves at every state, and each...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 10th August 2022, 01:30 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 4,169
Posted By Ziggurat
"immediately" meaning 100+ million years,...

"immediately" meaning 100+ million years, evidently.



I know this is probably going to shock you, but the big bang theory actually says nothing about how the universe was made. Yes, I know,...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 10th August 2022, 01:25 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 4,169
Posted By Ziggurat
No, you didn't. That is a wholly...

No, you didn't.



That is a wholly inadequate description. How big are they? What kind of stars do they have? What kind of star production rate do they have? What's their metalicity?

You...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 10th August 2022, 01:20 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 4,169
Posted By Ziggurat
This is what you think. But based on what? ...

This is what you think.

But based on what? Not based on any actual evidence (none of this new evidence indicates the universe is older than we though). No, you think that because, as I said...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 10th August 2022, 12:37 PM
Replies: 3,115
Views: 102,157
Posted By Ziggurat
Some details about HARM missiles and issues...

Some details about HARM missiles and issues around deploying them:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKzm-Qb5oLg

One of the reasons I didn't think we gave HARM to Ukraine is simply the issue of how...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 10th August 2022, 05:47 AM
Replies: 3,115
Views: 102,157
Posted By Ziggurat
That doesn't sound right. Both explosions match...

That doesn't sound right. Both explosions match in terms of size and appearance. Your scenario should produce two different looking explosions.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 9th August 2022, 07:03 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 4,169
Posted By Ziggurat
Sure. That's the whole point of doing something...

Sure. That's the whole point of doing something like JWST: to find new stuff.

But none of the new stuff we are finding means what you think it means. You keep trying to force all this new data...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 9th August 2022, 06:59 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 4,169
Posted By Ziggurat
No, that's not what I meant. I mean there are 12...

No, that's not what I meant. I mean there are 12 galaxies identified which have these peculiar properties out of how many galaxies we have found in this distance range. That number is much larger...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 9th August 2022, 04:27 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 13,214
Posted By Ziggurat
Advertisers care too. Which impacts shareholders...

Advertisers care too. Which impacts shareholders as well.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 9th August 2022, 03:39 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 4,169
Posted By Ziggurat
12 out of... how many?

12 out of... how many?
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 9th August 2022, 01:20 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 4,169
Posted By Ziggurat
Z > 7 is not the farthest galaxies. And yeah,...

Z > 7 is not the farthest galaxies. And yeah, some of them aged faster than we expected. SOME of them. But the general population trend is still quite clear. Older galaxies are more metal poor...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 8th August 2022, 10:20 PM
Replies: 3,115
Views: 102,157
Posted By Ziggurat
You don't have to. Look up the reference, it's...

You don't have to. Look up the reference, it's quite recent, and just goes to a story saying Russians found remains of one at a site hit by a missile. So rather indirect evidence, but quite...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 8th August 2022, 10:16 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 4,169
Posted By Ziggurat
No, you won't. You will find some excuse.

No, you won't. You will find some excuse.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 8th August 2022, 08:51 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 4,169
Posted By Ziggurat
Uh, no. The reason is we didn't have telescopes...

Uh, no. The reason is we didn't have telescopes that could see them. They were too dim and too red shifted to see with anything before JWST
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 8th August 2022, 06:31 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 2,688
Posted By Ziggurat
That's... not how chess programs work. They...

That's... not how chess programs work. They don't program in all of the scenarios at the start. We don't have the storage capacity to do that. Even brute force methods don't do that.



Which...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 8th August 2022, 06:01 PM
Replies: 3,115
Views: 102,157
Posted By Ziggurat
The AGM-88 HARM...

The AGM-88 HARM (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AGM-88_HARM) is referred to as a High-speed Anti-Radiation Missile (hence the H in the acronym). It's a standard munition for the US, dating back to...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 8th August 2022, 05:47 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 4,169
Posted By Ziggurat
So you are amazed that our galaxy formation...

So you are amazed that our galaxy formation models can produce the one thing we have good data on (what galaxies look like now), but for some reason you expect them to work well at what we have...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 8th August 2022, 04:53 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 4,169
Posted By Ziggurat
I'm not. But even if you want to look at just...

I'm not. But even if you want to look at just star formation, population III stars probably don't form the same way that population I stars do. We have no reason for confidence in any model of...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 8th August 2022, 03:51 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 4,169
Posted By Ziggurat
Would it? If the universe was that old, then...

Would it?

If the universe was that old, then our calculation of the age of those early galaxies would likely be very wrong too. So that doesn't create 12 billion years of time to form the first...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 8th August 2022, 03:45 PM
Replies: 3,115
Views: 102,157
Posted By Ziggurat
I don't know if this was the original source, but...

I don't know if this was the original source, but apparently some Russian TV news anchor mentioned it as a rumor. But even he didn't seem to put a lot of credence in it. You can see that clip as...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 8th August 2022, 03:40 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 4,169
Posted By Ziggurat
In a sense. But only because without some...

In a sense. But only because without some cosmological model, galaxy formation is insufficiently constrained to be able to say much of anything.

But yes, there's a problem combining LCDM, galaxy...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 8th August 2022, 03:33 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 2,688
Posted By Ziggurat
Sharks don't win the game because they fool their...

Sharks don't win the game because they fool their opponent about their abilities. They win the game because they are better than their opponent. The point of fooling the opponent about their...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 8th August 2022, 03:19 PM
Replies: 3,115
Views: 102,157
Posted By Ziggurat
For those not familiar, anti-radiation missiles...

For those not familiar, anti-radiation missiles (ARM) are a real and fairly normal sort of weapon:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-radiation_missile

Basically, these are missiles designed to...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 8th August 2022, 03:05 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 2,688
Posted By Ziggurat
If you don't need to predict what the computer...

If you don't need to predict what the computer does in order to win, then why would the computer need to predict what you do in order to win? You aren't actually making any sense.

And if you...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 8th August 2022, 02:52 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 4,169
Posted By Ziggurat
Because it is. You made a number of factual...

Because it is. You made a number of factual claims which are directly contradicted by observations.



I'm not being vague, you should already know the answer. You already discovered what was...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 8th August 2022, 02:21 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 4,169
Posted By Ziggurat
You just spent all that time finding examples...

You just spent all that time finding examples (even though you misinterpreted them), and you're asking me? God damn, but you're bad at this.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 8th August 2022, 02:05 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 4,169
Posted By Ziggurat
Seriously? Most obviously, because they were...

Seriously?

Most obviously, because they were based on far too little data. Which is why it's so easy for new data to upend them.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 8th August 2022, 01:59 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 4,169
Posted By Ziggurat
I do get that. But you don't get that this isn't...

I do get that. But you don't get that this isn't a problem for LCDM, it's a problem for galaxy formation models. And I keep telling you but you keep ignoring, we have no reason to have any...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 8th August 2022, 01:58 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 4,169
Posted By Ziggurat
Once again, you can't actually understand what...

Once again, you can't actually understand what you're reading. Here, let me help you:

We had predictions from galaxy simulations that we shouldn't find any of the barred features that we see in...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 8th August 2022, 01:52 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 4,169
Posted By Ziggurat
So what? As I said, we have no reason to place a...

So what? As I said, we have no reason to place a lot of confidence in our galaxy formation models. Those models being wrong isn't any sort of indication that LCDM is wrong.



Those aren't...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 8th August 2022, 01:41 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 4,169
Posted By Ziggurat
Wikipedia writing isn't always very good. Look...

Wikipedia writing isn't always very good. Look up the source:

https://arxiv.org/abs/1401.3334
"We find that the overall bar fraction decreases by a factor of two, from 22+/-5% at z=0.4 (tlb =...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 8th August 2022, 01:16 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 2,688
Posted By Ziggurat
I don't think you understand what the "algorithm"...

I don't think you understand what the "algorithm" programs like AlphaGo actually use, nor why it can win in a game like go where brute force fails. But there are two relevant points which basically...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 8th August 2022, 12:53 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 4,169
Posted By Ziggurat
Spiral galaxies are actually a great example of...

Spiral galaxies are actually a great example of how nonsensical this all is.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spiral_galaxy

First, his definition is self-contradictory:
"Spiral galaxies are named...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 8th August 2022, 12:46 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 4,169
Posted By Ziggurat
In fairness to Mike... HD1...

In fairness to Mike...



HD1 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HD1_(galaxy)) and HD2 are rather different than M1 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crab_Nebula) and M2...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 8th August 2022, 10:31 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 2,688
Posted By Ziggurat
That's probably not fair to human players. What...

That's probably not fair to human players. What I suspect is a better description is that human players were stuck in a local maximum for play style, and Alpha Go found something outside that local...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 8th August 2022, 08:21 AM
Replies: 3,115
Views: 102,157
Posted By Ziggurat
Never dismiss the possibility of Russian...

Never dismiss the possibility of Russian incompetence.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 8th August 2022, 07:04 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 4,169
Posted By Ziggurat
Remember what I said? I said that our models of...

Remember what I said? I said that our models of galaxy formation (and hence also galaxy evolution) were not very good because we didn't have much data to work with to come up with them. Galaxy...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 8th August 2022, 06:47 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 2,688
Posted By Ziggurat
I think maybe not. And the reason I think...

I think maybe not.

And the reason I think maybe not is that there are a lot of human endeavors where at least half the challenge is learning while doing it. And AI is... not actually very good at...
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