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    In Star Trek universe, space itself seems to be...

    In Star Trek universe, space itself seems to be two-dimensional, not just the thinking of inexperienced captains. Observe the shock wave in the beginning of Undiscovered Country:

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  2. Confederate flag used for wiping. They really...

    Confederate flag used for wiping. They really thought this scenario through. :D
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    Ukraine's mistake was being too trusting. What...

    What about Ukrainian regime with their "Promise russians (in Crimea) anything, we will hang them later" strategy? Where do you think it should have forced them?[/QUOTE]

    Ukraine's mistake was...
  4. Thread: COLOUR

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    Color is relative amplitudes of different...

    It is not caused by a wavelength.

    It is caused by a certain energy level. The wavelength is associated with that energy level. So is the frequency. Wavelength and frequency are constant. Amplitude...
  5. Thread: COLOUR

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    Yes, I can. First google hit: 32786 This is...

    You merely assume the light has color because your brain creates the experience of color when exposed to the colorless energy.

    That is anthropocentric nonsense.

    There is no color information...
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    And what causes the different chemical reactions...

    The cells in the retina do not "see". They are not conscious. They reflexively send a neural signal centrally if a chemical reaction takes place. Color is then created centrally based on the signal...
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    I formulated that sentence poorly. I didn't mean...

    The cells in the retina do not "see". They are not conscious.[/quote]
    I formulated that sentence poorly. I didn't mean "they" as a reference to the cone cells in the eye, but the color blind people....
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    Gun or no gun, I'd be dead soon anyway. So my...

    Gun or no gun, I'd be dead soon anyway. So my motivation wouldn't be survival, but revenge. I'd bring the only thing that we know can reliably kill dinosaurs: an asteroid about 15 km in diameter,...
  9. Thread: COLOUR

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    What does that even mean? That all EM energy has...

    What does that even mean? That all EM energy has just one, fixed wavelength? Or that EM radiation can have different wavelengths, but never at the same time?
  10. Thread: COLOUR

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    No, you are still confused. The person has the...

    The brain is getting a different neural signal from the eye. Therefore it is making a different experience.

    The person has all the mechanisms in the brain to create red. But they never got the...
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    You answered your own question. If both landlords...

    You answered your own question. If both landlords and health insurers (and etc) jack up their fees by the exact amount of the UBI, then where does the money come from? People only get one UBI, they...
  12. Got a link for that? I tried to google it, but...

    Got a link for that? I tried to google it, but came up with nothing.

    Besides, EU is usually whining almost every member country doing something wrong and there are hardly ever any actual...
  13. Thread: C Compilers

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    https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/real_programmers.png...

    https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/real_programmers.png

    (For the record, I use nano.)
  14. I think it's a bit too late for the Northern...

    I think it's a bit too late for the Northern Ireland loyalists to start protesting brexit. The terms of the deal have been known for quite some time, and the DUP was even part of Johnson's government...
  15. The gap between average worker salary and CEO...

    The gap between average worker salary and CEO compensation is to be expected in a competitive economy. To drive costs of production down, you need to reduce salaries of those whose input is...
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    Because according to you, color is not something...

    Because according to you, color is not something that exists in the world. So why should filtering out some of the wavelengths of light that hit his eyes cause any particular experience in his brain?...
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    Arguments like this is how religions get started....

    Peter Rabbit is Christ?

    You know, this also takes us to the point of consideration that umm... girl rabbits also don't lay eggs. Only the Cadbury Bunny "lays" eggs.[/QUOTE]

    No, no, Jesus is...
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    That's nonsense. If it was nothing else, then how...

    No. He is seeing colors he has never experienced before.

    Color is an experience.

    It is not anything else.[/quote]
    That's nonsense. If it was nothing else, then how do you know he is...
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    I look forward to following string of tweets from...

    I look forward to following string of tweets from president Biden:

    "Launch nukes"

    "Launch nuclear weapons"

    "How do I launch nukes?"

    "Google how do I launch nukes?"
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    Or maybe that's just what Geordi wants everyone...

    Or maybe that's just what Geordi wants everyone to think. Otherwise everyone would be borrowing his visor to look at the "rear surfaces".
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    No, he is not. He has seen color before, the...

    Seeing, in human terms, is the experience of the external world created by the brain when energy of a certain frequency excites cells in the eye.

    But bats use sound waves to make a representation...
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    And color is no different. Two observers using...

    No, you are asserting that this is what color is. But it's not a commonly accepted definition; it's your own private one. That alone doesn't make it a bad one though. We can hypothesize various...
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    Finally got it. int lastbit(int y) { ...

    Seems rather easy, so I think what you are looking for is some elegant but non-obvious solution.


    int lastbit(int y)
    {
    int ret = 1;
    if (y == 0)
    return 0;
    for (; y & 1 ==...
  24. Correct me if I'm wrong, but don't the defendants...

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but don't the defendants in America have the right to waive jury trial, and leave it to the judge? If so, the venue shouldn't matter.
  25. I'm not a big fan of fantasy, but I'm kind of...

    I'm not a big fan of fantasy, but I'm kind of bothered by the same thing in from a linguistic point of view. Take the Klingon homeworld in Star Trek. It was originally called "Kronos", which was in...
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