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Forum: USA Politics 12th August 2022, 04:48 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,560
Posted By W.D.Clinger
Are you predicting the revolution will be carried...

Are you predicting the revolution will be carried out by people who can't spell?
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 11th August 2022, 12:16 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 3,978
Posted By W.D.Clinger
That would be good advice if given to someone who...

That would be good advice if given to someone who wants to get useful information, but I'm not sure what it has to do with this thread.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 10th August 2022, 11:44 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 2,646
Posted By W.D.Clinger
It contradicts one of the things you've said and...

It contradicts one of the things you've said and continue to say.


That is simply not true. You are talking as though there were always "one move that is most optimal", and failing to realize...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 10th August 2022, 04:27 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 2,646
Posted By W.D.Clinger
With my highlighting: Your reliance on the...

With my highlighting:

Your reliance on the highlighted singular nouns in combination with articles "a" and "the" suggest to me that you are still failing to appreciate one of the most important...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 9th August 2022, 04:38 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 2,646
Posted By W.D.Clinger
Actually, it addresses xjx388's point just fine,...

Actually, it addresses xjx388's point just fine, because my point applies equally to optimal strategies for games that involve an element of chance.

For most of the familiar games that involve an...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 9th August 2022, 03:42 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 2,646
Posted By W.D.Clinger
No. Tic-tac-toe involves no chance at all, but...

No. Tic-tac-toe involves no chance at all, but there's an optimal strategy that simply cannot be beaten and will win if an opponent makes certain kinds of mistakes. Many other games have that same...
Forum: USA Politics 9th August 2022, 05:49 AM
Replies: 966
Views: 21,453
Posted By W.D.Clinger
It's not just some documents. Trump is alleged to...

It's not just some documents. Trump is alleged to have taken documents that, by law, belong to the National Archives, including classified documents whose removal and retention is punishable by up to...
Forum: Trials and Errors 8th August 2022, 05:53 PM
Replies: 1,192
Views: 53,830
Posted By W.D.Clinger
Along with wishing him long life in a Georgia...

Along with wishing him long life in a Georgia prison, I hope he gets paired with a companionable cellmate, such as a former POTUS.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 8th August 2022, 12:15 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 3,978
Posted By W.D.Clinger
Yeah, it sounds as though Mike Helland was way...

Yeah, it sounds as though Mike Helland was way wrong about that.

Who'd of thunk it?
:con2:
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 7th August 2022, 03:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 388
Posted By W.D.Clinger
The Kerr pseudo-metric...

The Kerr pseudo-metric (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kerr_metric) for a spinning black hole involves a parameter a, which is defined as the intrinsic angular momentum per unit mass.

From Misner,...
Forum: USA Politics 6th August 2022, 08:58 AM
Replies: 1,837
Views: 94,037
Posted By W.D.Clinger
I thought human trafficking was illegal. I am...

I thought human trafficking was illegal. I am also surprised the political fund thought Melania was worth the $60,000 it paid for her. And how did the fashion designer come to own Melania in the...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 5th August 2022, 09:33 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 3,978
Posted By W.D.Clinger
Or that there are exactly 26 sporadic simple...

Or that there are exactly 26 sporadic simple groups (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sporadic_group) (unless you count the Tits group (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tits_group), in which case there are...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 5th August 2022, 09:04 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,536
Posted By W.D.Clinger
Vacuum energy...

Vacuum energy (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vacuum_energy). The enormous difference between the vacuum energy inferred from observation and the theoretical value calculated using quantum...
Forum: USA Politics 30th July 2022, 07:42 AM
Replies: 895
Views: 33,959
Posted By W.D.Clinger
With my highlighting: Even if...

With my highlighting:





Even if the GOP wins every single Senate race that's on the ballot this fall, it will remain short of the 2/3 majority that would be needed to convict following an...
Forum: USA Politics 29th July 2022, 05:25 AM
Replies: 895
Views: 33,959
Posted By W.D.Clinger
FTFY. Trump was impeached, twice. Following...

FTFY. Trump was impeached, twice.

Following the first impeachment, the Senate acquitted Trump of the two charges by votes of 48-52 and 47-53.

Following the second impeachment, the Senate...
Forum: USA Politics 28th July 2022, 03:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,518
Posted By W.D.Clinger
Doug Mastriano Faces Criticism Over His Backing...

Doug Mastriano Faces Criticism Over His Backing From Antisemitic Ally (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/27/us/politics/doug-mastriano-gab.html)

ETA: Because that article might be behind a paywall:
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 28th July 2022, 07:08 AM
Replies: 369
Split Thread: What is a light-year
Views: 8,136
Posted By W.D.Clinger
Mike Helland gave the correct answer to...

Mike Helland gave the correct answer to whoanellie's question, which explicitly mentioned a scale of "10 billion lightyears".
Forum: USA Politics 28th July 2022, 06:48 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,620
Posted By W.D.Clinger
Steve's signature...

Steve's signature (http://www.internationalskeptics.com/forums/showthread.php?postid=13863126#post13863126) explains.


Thank you for that link.

That lawsuit, filed 7 March 2022 in a California...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 27th July 2022, 08:46 PM
Replies: 369
Split Thread: What is a light-year
Views: 8,136
Posted By W.D.Clinger
losing one's (proxy) mind

In what follows, readers are encouraged to think of (proxy) as proxy for a word of their own choosing.




Speaking of time, let's take a minute—just a minute—or maybe just a (proxy) minute—to...
Forum: USA Politics 26th July 2022, 09:33 AM
Replies: 1,888
Views: 41,395
Posted By W.D.Clinger
But is it proper? Is the "defect" really equally...

But is it proper? Is the "defect" really equally applicable to both sides?

She might be making the argument based on inside knowledge that males do not have. However, both sides that she is...
Forum: USA Politics 26th July 2022, 04:18 AM
Replies: 1,888
Views: 41,395
Posted By W.D.Clinger
Actually, that selective application is the...

Actually, that selective application is the problem with Stacyhs's argument. In her argument as she herself stated it, the reasons she gave for anti-choice men to STFU apply equally to pro-choice...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 26th July 2022, 03:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 752
Posted By W.D.Clinger
One of those equivalents involves storing...

One of those equivalents involves storing hydrogen.

According to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 25th July 2022, 03:25 PM
Replies: 369
Split Thread: What is a light-year
Views: 8,136
Posted By W.D.Clinger
Throughout this thread, I have refrained from...

Throughout this thread, I have refrained from stating the facts related above by Myriad because I feared they would further confuse someone who believes a light-year is a measure of time.

So long...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 23rd July 2022, 06:37 PM
Replies: 369
Split Thread: What is a light-year
Views: 8,136
Posted By W.D.Clinger
Yes, but this example was (literally)...

Yes, but this example was (literally) extraordinary. I've met a lot of proudly ignorant people over the years, but I had never seen anyone say a light-year is a measure of time until this week...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 22nd July 2022, 02:28 AM
Replies: 369
Split Thread: What is a light-year
Views: 8,136
Posted By W.D.Clinger
One of the protagonists, anyway: I...

One of the protagonists, anyway:



I suspect Skeptic Ginger, following Hayduke's example, formulated her lightyear-is-a-measure-of-time theory all by herself.
Forum: USA Politics 18th July 2022, 05:49 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,363
Posted By W.D.Clinger
:wackyno:

:wackyno:
Forum: USA Politics 13th July 2022, 07:19 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,892
Posted By W.D.Clinger
Yes. Assuming we're talking about the United...

Yes. Assuming we're talking about the United States.

"The correlation between guns and suicide is strong but inexact (https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/magazine/spr08gunprevalence/)":
Forum: USA Politics 12th July 2022, 05:24 AM
Replies: 425
Views: 36,715
Posted By W.D.Clinger
Morals can, however, be informed by science. Many...

Morals can, however, be informed by science. Many people believe science should inform intelligent discussions of moral issues, and can explain why they believe science should play that role in such...
Forum: USA Politics 11th July 2022, 05:13 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,415
Posted By W.D.Clinger
True. Quite often, the overall politics of a...

True. Quite often, the overall politics of a state come down to whether it has enough urban population to outvote its rural population.

For many people, their particular state's balance of urban...
Forum: USA Politics 10th July 2022, 03:30 PM
Replies: 1,888
Views: 41,395
Posted By W.D.Clinger
The sentences I highlighted are quite false. The...

The sentences I highlighted are quite false. The spoiler below contains a sampling of relevant facts from members who are more well-informed on this subject.
Forum: USA Politics 9th July 2022, 06:12 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,415
Posted By W.D.Clinger
Current trends in US politics and recent...

Current trends in US politics and recent decisions of the Supreme Court may strengthen state identity at the expense of national identity.

When people consider moving to another state, they are...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 9th July 2022, 01:02 AM
Replies: 3,102
Views: 101,395
Posted By W.D.Clinger
Yep. It's a show and tell. Their actions show...

Yep. It's a show and tell. Their actions show what they're up to, and their words tell us they're lying about it.
Forum: USA Politics 8th July 2022, 04:00 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,415
Posted By W.D.Clinger
Although one state bans all gambling...

Although one state bans all gambling (https://www.onlineunitedstatescasinos.com/states/), several forbid the sale of hard liquor on Sundays...
Forum: USA Politics 4th July 2022, 08:30 AM
Replies: 1,888
Views: 41,395
Posted By W.D.Clinger
Warp12, "King of Kings", wrote: Made me...

Warp12, "King of Kings", wrote:

Made me laugh.

I wasn't alone.



But the questions that were asked are worthy of thought and serious discussion, which may be easier now that Warp12 has...
Forum: USA Politics 4th July 2022, 06:03 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,415
Posted By W.D.Clinger
Unless you can give an example post 1960, I'll...

Unless you can give an example post 1960, I'll have to assume this is false.
[/QUOTE]

(ETA: The following is not an example of liberals invoking states' rights "when they don't like an existing...
Forum: USA Politics 2nd July 2022, 07:13 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,415
Posted By W.D.Clinger
In this thread's opening post, theprestige wrote...

In this thread's opening post, theprestige wrote as though states that defy federal law (or decisions made by the SCOTUS, which can be lumped in here although recent events have reminded us they are...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 29th June 2022, 10:35 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 5,620
Posted By W.D.Clinger
By g', SDG presumably means the "Lawrence" factor...

By g', SDG presumably means the "Lawrence" factor (sorry, I haven't stopped laughing about that paper (https://file.scirp.org/pdf/OPJ20110200006_52645562.pdf)'s misspelling of "Lorentz") in an...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 27th June 2022, 10:31 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 5,620
Posted By W.D.Clinger
Ah, you're right. I apologize to SDG for my...

Ah, you're right.

I apologize to SDG for my error.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 27th June 2022, 10:27 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 5,620
Posted By W.D.Clinger
In an earlier version of my ETA, quoted for...

In an earlier version of my ETA, quoted for posterity by The Man, I said equation (1) was incorrect. I changed my mind about that, deleted that entire ETA, and replaced it with an ETA that noted the...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 27th June 2022, 10:04 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 5,620
Posted By W.D.Clinger
ETA2: I goofed. Please ignore all of the...

ETA2: I goofed. Please ignore all of the following.




Hey, SDG: Tell us how Wei-Xing Xu got equation (8) from equation (7).

ETA:
By miscalculating.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 27th June 2022, 09:15 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 5,620
Posted By W.D.Clinger
Lawrence factor? That paper refers to...

Lawrence factor?

That paper refers to "Lawrence" twice. It does not mention "Lorentz" even once.

Optics and Photonics Journal (https://publons.com/journal/21546/optics-and-photonics-journal/)...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 27th June 2022, 08:49 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 7,259
Posted By W.D.Clinger
Sure, attempts are ongoing. For giggles,...

Sure, attempts are ongoing.

For giggles, I'll explain what struck my funny-bone about the following statement, and led me to question it in the specific way I did:

For that to be a fact, the...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 27th June 2022, 04:10 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 7,259
Posted By W.D.Clinger
I appreciate your answer. You have identified the...

I appreciate your answer. You have identified the central issue: What do we mean by "state"?

The computing device I am using right now contains more than a billion transistors. The physical state...
Forum: USA Politics 26th June 2022, 06:59 AM
Replies: 740
Views: 29,492
Posted By W.D.Clinger
The following quotations contain several errors,...

The following quotations contain several errors, which I have highlighted.






Corrections:

The existing Keystone Pipeline does not carry tar sands, nor would its proposed Phase IV...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 25th June 2022, 07:32 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 5,620
Posted By W.D.Clinger
Quoting a freshman-level textbook on special...

Quoting a freshman-level textbook on special relativity (https://wwnorton.com/books/9780393097931), with italicized English words as in the original:
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 24th June 2022, 06:02 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 7,259
Posted By W.D.Clinger
Yes. Why do you believe "a biological...

Yes.


Why do you believe "a biological brain has aleph-one possible states" is a fact?

Why do you think "a computer with minor physical imperfections" could have ℵ1 states?

Depending on...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 16th June 2022, 07:29 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 5,620
Posted By W.D.Clinger
Yes. It's been amusing. The easiest way...

Yes. It's been amusing.


The easiest way to analyze this is to use an inertial frame in which the flashlight is initially at rest and never has any velocity or momentum in the horizontal...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 16th June 2022, 04:37 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 5,620
Posted By W.D.Clinger
I assume the word I highlighted is a comical...

I assume the word I highlighted is a comical misspelling of electroluminescence (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light-emitting_diode_physics).


Just before World War II, the United States built...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 16th June 2022, 12:05 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 5,620
Posted By W.D.Clinger
What is the cause of the electromotive force? ...

What is the cause of the electromotive force?
[/QUOTE]
The LED doesn't care, and neither should you. Although we could mention dozens of possible causes, such digressions would only confuse you...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 16th June 2022, 09:50 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 5,620
Posted By W.D.Clinger
Voltage is a measure of electromotive force, not...

Voltage is a measure of electromotive force, not energy.

From your question, I'm guessing you do not understand the difference between force and energy.

Is that confusion the essence of your...
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