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### I would say it would be much easier than...

They are not indeterminate or unpredictable. As long as you know the moments of inertia and the initial rotational velocities you can predict the flipping period by solving Euler's equations.[/QUOTE]...

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### This thesis...

They are not indeterminate or unpredictable. As long as you know the moments of inertia and the initial rotational velocities you can predict the flipping period by solving Euler's equations.[/QUOTE]...

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### They are not indeterminate or unpredictable. As...

They are not indeterminate or unpredictable. As long as you know the moments of inertia and the initial rotational velocities you can predict the flipping period by solving Euler's equations.
4. ## Thread: Why do the Catalan solids only have one dihedral angle listed on wikipedia?

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### They only have one dihedral angle (by duality,...

They only have one dihedral angle (by duality, since Archimedean solids have a single edge length). Did you mean a different kind of angle?
5. ## Thread: Even vs. Odd Permutations

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### Every permutation can be written as a product of...

Every permutation can be written as a product of transpositions. If the product is of an even number of transpositions, then it is an even permutation, and vice versa.
6. ## Thread: Puzzle: probability to guess one number given a second number...

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### Suppose the numbers are x and y, with x < y....

Suppose the numbers are x and y, with x < y. Choose your favorite probability distribution supported on the whole real line, let's say N(0,1), and sample a random value z from it. If the number you...
7. ## Thread: How do we know that the 4-D platonic solids are modeled correctly?

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### What do you mean by 'correct'? The convex regular...

What do you mean by 'correct'? The convex regular polytopes have a simple recursive definition (for any dimension), and we can figure out their properties from there. In Euclidean space there are: 1...
8. ## Thread: Philosophies of Mathematics

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### Ok, but that definitely feels like a bit of...

Ok, but that definitely feels like a bit of bait-and-switch. It isn't that classical theorems are intuitionist theorems, it's that there are ways of fiddling with the statements of classical theorems...
9. ## Thread: Philosophies of Mathematics

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### Yup. :) Sounds like Platonism to me. In...

Yup. :)

Sounds like Platonism to me. In essence, do mathematical entities exist in reality or not? When I talk about an idealized triangle or the number 1, am I referring to something 'out...
10. ## Thread: Philosophies of Mathematics

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### Do they each think that? I might agree that the...

Do they each think that? I might agree that the 'think they're trying to prove the wrong theorems' could be true from a more restrictive view of less restrictive reasoning, but why the other way? I...
11. ## Thread: The idea of an infinite past

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### Fair enough. BTW, I'm not sure if you saw, but I...

We had a poster on here over a decade ago called "Doron Shadmi", who was a certified crank (and someone who may have had mental health issues for which he would have deserved more delicacy and...
12. ## Thread: The idea of an infinite past

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### We go through cycles of posters valiantly trying...

We go through cycles of posters valiantly trying to get untermensche to understand the basics of logical argument before eventually running out of patience and giving up. It's been years, and trust...
13. ## Thread: Philosophies of Mathematics

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### Philosophies of Mathematics

Here's a thread for discussing the philosophies of mathematics, their merits and faults. Constructivism, formalism, logicism, platonism, etc. What do you think?

IMO, at the surface level, the...
14. ## Thread: Can someone check my Stats?

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### The calculation for sampling without replacement...

The calculation for sampling without replacement is not too difficult,and it's good to see how much that changes the answer. I get 1 - C(19999947,20000)/C(20000000,20000) = 0.0516452 for the...

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### Very easily, it all freezes really well if sealed...

Very easily, it all freezes really well if sealed tightly. You can even freeze them already formed (pre or post bake) for a quick prep meal, just wrap them so they don't stick together. The filling...

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### He he

What else could you expect? All the best chemistry jokes Argon.[/QUOTE]

He he

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### In a way, kind of, but in a sense it's also worse...

Correct me if I'm wrong, but don't the presently measurable statistical consequences of discretization you're talking about scale with the size of the hypothetical spacetime quanta? So the...

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### JFC, if you aren't able to read, then we're done...

So, in what way are the statistics that show pit bulls kill 20+ people per year wrong?[/QUOTE]

JFC, if you aren't able to read, then we're done here.

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### Luckily for all of us, physicists are much...

Except that my statement is supported by the most well-evidenced physical theories of all time, and yours is based on what you think makes sense at the time. I'm pretty sure you're completely...

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### Reading comprehension fail? When did I say that...

Can you point to the exact part that says pit bulls do not kill people?

Because the parts you quoted do not say that.[/QUOTE]

Reading comprehension fail? When did I say that pit bulls never...

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### Except that my statement is supported by the most...

Wrong.[/QUOTE]

Very Wrong. As wrong as a human can be.

Boy this is easy!

And totally fucking worthless.[/QUOTE]

Except that my statement is supported by the most well-evidenced physical...

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### You mean besides what's in the AVMA summary of...

What exactly are you asserting is incorrect about the statistics? I checked wikipedias list of dog attack fatalities and they also seem to document 25 or so pit bull fatalities per year.
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### Wrong. Unsupported, and contrary to...

Wrong.

Unsupported, and contrary to experimental results supporting Lorentz invariance. So, wrong.

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### You should stop spreading propaganda, yes. The...

Should I have just stopped my post there?[/QUOTE]

You should stop spreading propaganda, yes. The rest of your post was premised on your interpretation of those incorrect 'statistics'.

Should I...

by beero1000
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### Lies, damned lies, and statistics. Propaganda...

Lies, damned lies, and statistics. Propaganda from a site with tagline "Dogs bite. Some dogs don't let go." that was founded by a random woman who was bitten while jogging.