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Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 28th May 2022, 12:38 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 8,111
Posted By Marras
Here's a blog article...

Here's a blog article (http://markwitton-com.blogspot.com/2016/04/why-protoceratops-almost-certainly.html) that quite strongly argues against protoceratops being the source for griffins. The bullet...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 27th May 2022, 10:13 PM
Replies: 583
Views: 23,828
Posted By Marras
There have been more than one of those.

There have been more than one of those.
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 27th May 2022, 05:11 AM
Replies: 583
Views: 23,828
Posted By Marras
Then we get back to the question of why have a...

Then we get back to the question of why have a block chain at all?

The point of the block chain is that there is a distributed public ledger that can't be altered. If you have some authority that...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 25th May 2022, 04:52 AM
Replies: 583
Views: 23,828
Posted By Marras
It is quite certain that neither the thief nor...

It is quite certain that neither the thief nor people buying the NFT from them has copyright. Whether Green has or ever had it is more open question. It might well be that Yuga Labs still has it or...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 25th May 2022, 02:41 AM
Replies: 583
Views: 23,828
Posted By Marras
Well, looking at the Terms and Conditions for the...

Well, looking at the Terms and Conditions for the apes, the copyright is not at all clear because the terms are a contradictory mess and it isn't clear that the apes are even copyrightable in the US....
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 24th May 2022, 11:52 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 8,111
Posted By Marras
The background for that is that Wasa was being...

The background for that is that Wasa was being built to combat the Danish fleet. It was planned to have one gun deck, but then came reports that the Danish were building a war ship with two gun...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 24th May 2022, 02:30 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 8,111
Posted By Marras
Though, it would have eventually foundered even...

Though, it would have eventually foundered even if the upper gun deck was empty, it just would have needed actual heavy winds for that instead of the light breeze that capsized it.

The basic...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 17th May 2022, 07:04 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 8,111
Posted By Marras
I just can't understand this mindset. The...

I just can't understand this mindset.

The Soviet Union fought against more German troops than anyone else and killed more Germans than anyone else, but that doesn't count because Soviet Union was...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 17th May 2022, 03:25 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 8,111
Posted By Marras
I don't know if you are joking or not, but in...

I don't know if you are joking or not, but in case you aren't: no they didn't.

Ships of Celtic tribes who lived on the Atlantic coast almost certainly had keels already during the time of Julius...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 12th May 2022, 12:47 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 8,111
Posted By Marras
Hyksos as the Israelites has a long history as a...

Hyksos as the Israelites has a long history as a belief, Josephus already has it. It is a possible explanation for the belief in Exodus among the later Israelites, but the main problem with it is...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 11th May 2022, 09:41 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 8,111
Posted By Marras
I fear that the "Germany would have won in the...

I fear that the "Germany would have won in the East Front without Hitler's meddling" is a bit in the pseudohistory side itself. After the war the surviving generals were quite fast to shove all the...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 27th April 2022, 11:58 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 8,111
Posted By Marras
I haven't written Exodus completely out, yet....

I haven't written Exodus completely out, yet. Obviously nothing that was anything like the account in the Bible ever happened. And it is almost as certain that the bulk of the people who become...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 26th April 2022, 12:20 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 8,111
Posted By Marras
There's the old joke from 1943: What is the...

There's the old joke from 1943:

What is the difference between Rommel and a clock?

A clock goes forwards and says tic-tac, tic-tac while Rommel comes backwards and says tac-tic, tac-tic.
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 26th April 2022, 04:58 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,294
Posted By Marras
I don't know if Caesar built the bridge or not. ...

I don't know if Caesar built the bridge or not.

However, his army did know that.

Are there any contemporary sources where Caesar's opponents accuse him of lying about the bridge? Because...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 25th April 2022, 11:17 PM
Replies: 583
Views: 23,828
Posted By Marras
Smart contracts are so unbelievably bad idea. By...

Smart contracts are so unbelievably bad idea. By design they are Turing complete which means that they can do anything to your wallet if you give one permission to run. And the philosophy and desired...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 19th April 2022, 03:50 AM
Replies: 583
Views: 23,828
Posted By Marras
So, did we finally get to an agreement that if...

So, did we finally get to an agreement that if you today buy a "digital art" NFT from any of the major NFT sites, you will almost certainly get just the NFT and nothing else?



As I said...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 19th April 2022, 02:42 AM
Replies: 583
Views: 23,828
Posted By Marras
And with approximately 100% of the NFTs that are...

And with approximately 100% of the NFTs that are currently on sale, the buyer doesn't possess the asset.

The asset is a digital file that has been uploaded to some random server in a cloud and the...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 19th April 2022, 01:06 AM
Replies: 583
Views: 23,828
Posted By Marras
Note the word there, "can". I hope you agree...

Note the word there, "can".

I hope you agree on that it is possible for an NFT to not represent ownership of an asset. For example, I could today mint an NFT whose metadata is "Marras is God"....
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 18th April 2022, 08:21 AM
Replies: 583
Views: 23,828
Posted By Marras
You didn't fix it. You just put there some...

You didn't fix it. You just put there some wishful thinking form your part. You just can't believe how braindead the NFT market is, so you just keep asserting over and over again that it works like...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 17th April 2022, 09:56 PM
Replies: 583
Views: 23,828
Posted By Marras
Now tell me, what do you actually get when you...

Now tell me, what do you actually get when you buy an NFT?

You get the NFT in your wallet and then what? How do you find out what exactly you bought? Specifics please.

Out of idle curiosity I...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 12th April 2022, 12:33 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,752
Posted By Marras
No it doesn't. If you have a 17% loss rate...

No it doesn't.

If you have a 17% loss rate over one mission, then five missions like that are enough to raise cumulative loss rate to over 60%.

The Bomber Command crews were expected to fly 30...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 6th April 2022, 09:25 PM
Replies: 583
Views: 23,828
Posted By Marras
This subthread didn't start from the possibility...

This subthread didn't start from the possibility that someone sells me a fake ape.

It started from the offhand statement that it would be possible in the future to link the ownership of every...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 6th April 2022, 09:29 AM
Replies: 583
Views: 23,828
Posted By Marras
I'm saying that it is possible to mint two NFTs...

I'm saying that it is possible to mint two NFTs that have the same minter-defined metadata. You refuse to believe that it is possible. I can't understand why.

You know, there is a really easy way...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 5th April 2022, 12:56 PM
Replies: 583
Views: 23,828
Posted By Marras
You are so close to enlightenment. Having...

You are so close to enlightenment.

Having multiple copies of the content is essentially the way how digital multi-edition NFTs work. See, for example, this random tutorial that was the first hit...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 5th April 2022, 05:49 AM
Replies: 583
Views: 23,828
Posted By Marras
You are starting to get it. But anyway, a...

You are starting to get it.

But anyway, a typical NFT has three parts:

* Unique id. A blockchain can contain only one token with any given id and it is what makes the token "non-fungible".

*...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 5th April 2022, 04:13 AM
Replies: 583
Views: 23,828
Posted By Marras
The blockchain explorers are using indices if...

The blockchain explorers are using indices if they achieve logarithmic search times. That's given as it is provably impossible to get better than linear search time on an unordered list.

And if...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 4th April 2022, 03:07 AM
Replies: 583
Views: 23,828
Posted By Marras
I'm first to admit that I haven't gone to details...

I'm first to admit that I haven't gone to details of crypto implementation, but I see one big problem with your claim that fetching the information from blockchain is logarithmic. I may have...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 31st March 2022, 07:29 AM
Replies: 583
Views: 23,828
Posted By Marras
Do you want that a list of everything that you...

Do you want that a list of everything that you own is publicly available for everyone in the world?

I don't.

Neither do I want that my health records are publicly available for everyone in...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 31st March 2022, 06:21 AM
Replies: 583
Views: 23,828
Posted By Marras
I went to bored apes term page...

I went to bored apes term page (https://boredapeyachtclub.com/#/terms) and I am very much not a lawyer and I have to admit that I didn't understand what exactly is transferred and under which...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 30th March 2022, 09:08 PM
Replies: 583
Views: 23,828
Posted By Marras
That also means that if an attacker somehow...

That also means that if an attacker somehow manages to transfer the NFT from your wallet to their wallet, then they will irrevocably became the legal owners of the thing. It's in their wallet, and...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 26th March 2022, 04:50 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 939
Posted By Marras
I dug a bit more into my sources, and came upon...

I dug a bit more into my sources, and came upon two further proposed explanations for the military origins of the term motti.

One was that it was derived from the nickname Motti-Matti of Matti...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 26th March 2022, 03:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 491
Posted By Marras
When it comes to the bungling of the early days...

When it comes to the bungling of the early days of Winter War, near the top must be the Soviet recon of the main defence line (later dubbed Mannerheim Line).

Most of the permanent fortifications...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 26th March 2022, 01:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 491
Posted By Marras
No, it didn't. The only place where the border of...

No, it didn't. The only place where the border of Finland was further East during the Grand Duchy times was at the coast of Gulf of Finland where the town of Siestarjoki belonged to Finland until...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 25th March 2022, 12:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 491
Posted By Marras
I would disagree with that. Air superiority,...

I would disagree with that. Air superiority, certainly, and local air supremacies, but the Soviets couldn't destroy the Finnish air force and it continued flying combat missions for the whole war.
...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 24th March 2022, 12:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 939
Posted By Marras
No. It certainly didn't originate from that. ...

No. It certainly didn't originate from that.

There are three competing etymologies for motti as Finnish military slang term.

One connects it to motti the a firewood measure. In firewood...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 22nd March 2022, 08:25 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 9,298
Posted By Marras
You still ignore that Putin is demanding to...

You still ignore that Putin is demanding to install his own puppet government to Ukraine and to disband Ukraine's army.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 22nd March 2022, 04:36 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 9,298
Posted By Marras
You forget Putin's two main demands: denazifying...

You forget Putin's two main demands: denazifying Ukraine and demilitarizing Ukraine.

Here "denazifying" doesn't mean what it means to ordinary people, but it means that Ukraine needs to install a...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 25th February 2022, 08:44 AM
Replies: 2,880
Views: 68,205
Posted By Marras
By the way, there was some confused timeline with...

By the way, there was some confused timeline with that claim. The Moik interview that supposedly led to his firing happened in 1999. The time when surviving crew of Estonia had to make new contracts...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 21st February 2022, 12:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,526
Posted By Marras
That works the other way too: we don't know that...

That works the other way too: we don't know that valkyries originally rode flying horses.
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 21st February 2022, 09:04 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,526
Posted By Marras
I checked the text a bit more closely including...

I checked the text a bit more closely including looking at the digitized version of the manuscript (though, to be honest, my skills on Old Norse fall far short of really understanding the text).
...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 21st February 2022, 05:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,526
Posted By Marras
That wikipedia page for Aino is one of those...

That wikipedia page for Aino is one of those particularly bad wikipedia pages.

Elias Lönnrot put the Song Challenge and Aino sequence together from three different folk poem motifs:

* song...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 21st February 2022, 05:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,526
Posted By Marras
Codex Regius explicitly calls the swan maidens...

Codex Regius explicitly calls the swan maidens that Völundr and his brothers meet valkyries: Ŝar váru hjá ŝeim álftarhamir ŝeira. Ŝat váru valkyrjur. (http://www.voluspa.org/volundarkvida1-5.htm)....
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 21st February 2022, 12:37 AM
Replies: 2,880
Views: 68,205
Posted By Marras
Once again you send others on a wild goose chase...

Once again you send others on a wild goose chase to find sources for your claims.
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 19th February 2022, 02:57 PM
Replies: 2,880
Views: 68,205
Posted By Marras
And note that Erich Moik was not on Estonia and...

And note that Erich Moik was not on Estonia and didn't have to reapply for his job, because at the time he had just been appointed as captain on Diana II (that he then commanded under the new name...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 19th February 2022, 02:52 PM
Replies: 2,880
Views: 68,205
Posted By Marras
Please, tell us when exactly Erich Moik was fired...

Please, tell us when exactly Erich Moik was fired from Estline?
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 19th February 2022, 02:46 PM
Replies: 2,880
Views: 68,205
Posted By Marras
I don't think his name was removed. It's far more...

I don't think his name was removed. It's far more likely that his name was never on the official list that was compiled at Turku.

His name was on other lists, compiled by other people based on...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 19th February 2022, 09:35 AM
Replies: 2,880
Views: 68,205
Posted By Marras
Stenmark was mistaken as was reported in the news...

Stenmark was mistaken as was reported in the news the next day.

Piht drowned in the accident.

Though, you would really like him to be murdered by Sweden and CIA with the help of JAIC.
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 18th February 2022, 07:33 AM
Replies: 2,880
Views: 68,205
Posted By Marras
You may not have claimed expertise, but you have...

You may not have claimed expertise, but you have implied competence. And you don't have that, as evidenced by your hanging paper analogy.

I'm not afraid of numbers. However, I have done enough...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 18th February 2022, 04:14 AM
Replies: 2,880
Views: 68,205
Posted By Marras
How about you give a citation that JAIC had an...

How about you give a citation that JAIC had an access to Piht's testimony?

Piht was on ship. Piht is not in the official survivor list. He didn't survive.

The reports of being seeing him on...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 17th February 2022, 09:21 AM
Replies: 2,880
Views: 68,205
Posted By Marras
Yes, we know that you don't understand them so...

Yes, we know that you don't understand them so you think they are irrelevant.



When it had Piht? They didn't. Piht drowned in the accident. That's the reason why they didn't interrogate him.
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