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    posted a message on Fun Fact Thread
    Quote from engie_ninja

    If something was orbiting the Earth at the speed of light, it would take it only 4 seconds to complete an entire orbit.


    That depends on the altitude of the orbit. As someone else mentioned, it wouldn't be a real orbit since the speed of light far exceeds the escape velocity of Earth. However, for such an orbit to last 4 seconds, it would have to be very high up. Something moving at the speed of light could circle the surface of the Earth more than 7 times in one second.
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    posted a message on Deporting Justin Bieber?
    Quote from AzemOcram

    I could have sworn that a DUI is a felony in the USA (but not Canada).

    Sometimes a DUI can be enhanced to a felony, but I wouldn't expect that to happen in this case. It was his first DUI offense and it wasn't the result of a collision nor did anyone get hurt by it.
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    posted a message on Deporting Justin Bieber?
    I'm not sure how one could revoke a green card he doesn't have. He is in the US on an O-1 visa. For him to be deported, he'd have to be convicted of a felony capable of carrying a jail sentence of more than 1 year (though he need not necessarily be sentenced to more than a year). Speeding and DUI are not felonies. I somehow doubt a petition is going to do the trick.
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    posted a message on Deporting Justin Bieber?
    Quote from BurgerChamp

    God, make him go to hell!

    I'd like to just say that wishing such a fate on anyone demonstrates a complete lack of moral character and that you ought to be ashamed of yourself for even thinking it.

    What's worse is that the worst crime that most of his detractors could accuse him of is being popular for producing music they don't like, and having an ego for it.

    To be honest, I feel kind of bad for him. He spent his teenage years surrounded by millions of people who worship the very ground he walks on. These are very formative years and I can't imagine it's very easy to remain grounded when inundated with that kind of adoration while you grow up. Clearly it's gone to his head and he's headed down a bad path without good people around him to steer him straight. The only reason people want to petition for his deportation is to fulfill a personal desire for schadenfreude. If people had any decency and compassion, they'd be wishing for him to get some help to steer him straight before he goes too far off the deep end.
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    posted a message on MachineMuse's Modular Powersuits - Finally updated again!
    I'm playing with the DireWolf20 1.6 mudpack in the FTB launcher. There seems to be some kind of weird glitch that basically makes the mod too easy. Whenever I start or stop sprinting, or if I open a block interface, the suit's power refills to full instantly. I somehow doubt this is intended. I have a full suit, with the regular armor plates, and legs that have a MV power module installed at default settings, and a sprint boost module with the sliders up half way. While I walk around I see the power drop from my walk speed boost, but if I start sprinting it resets to 10k and starts dropping, until I stop sprinting at which point it resets to 10k again. If I open up any block interface, it resets to 10k as well.

    Has anyone else experienced this with this mod and know how to fix it?
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    posted a message on Thaumcraft 6.1.BETA26 [no longer being developed]
    Quote from Azanor

    This has been reported before but I can't seem to duplicate it. Do you have any other mods that modify or add enchantments?

    The only things I have loaded are Forge, Thaumcraft 4, Rei's minimap, and NEI. I doubt any of those would cause the problem. It's fairly consistent for me too, and kind of annoying :)

    However I am looking forward to infusion enchanting. You have any time frame in mind for releasing the next version?
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    posted a message on Thaumcraft 6.1.BETA26 [no longer being developed]
    Hey Azanor, love the mod. I have a suggestion and a possible bug report...

    Can you make it so that ethereal blooms (and perhaps pure nodes) have slightly more range in their purification? As it stands, if you put one in the middle of a chunk it will still leave a small fringe of taint around the edge of the chunk. It would be nice if a single one of these can completely clean up a whole chunk.

    Also, it appears wand foci can take the unbreakable enchantment which appears to be a bug since they have no durability... unless I'm missing something? Do they gain any benefit from it?
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    posted a message on Computer Science Question.
    In addition to learning how to convert integers to other bases, you might also consider researching how to convert fractional numbers to other bases. This is useful for understanding how floating point numbers are stored in computers.
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    posted a message on Java Club Opening Opinions
    I think it's probably a bad opening for a couple reasons.

    People who don't know Java won't get it, and it will just scare them off probably.

    People who do know Java will know this application will do nothing. The thread is never interrupted so the code inside the catch block will never be executed.
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    posted a message on Teleportation
    Quote from CrazyJayCloudz

    Think about dying. Now, think about whether you would like to die, and be replaced by a copy of you. Yes, you aren't able to control your alternate self. In fact, you have nothing to do with him anymore. While others would not notice the difference, because it's still the same old you. But you'd be dead. I would not want to die, and be replaced by another unless my life is over.

    Except you wouldn't know. If you're dead, you're not around to be aware of it, and the copy of yourself will go on just as if nothing out of the ordinary happened.
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    posted a message on Teleportation
    Quote from CosmicSpore

    There is a 'Next Generation' episode where Ryker is actually cloned by the teleporters and his clone was left on a space station for several years. Of course at the end of the episode he leaves the Enterprise never to be heard from again..... as typical for any TV show in the 90s... but there are actually two Rykers in the 'Star Trek universe'.

    You do hear from him again actually... Tom Riker, as this clone is called, (There is no 'y' in Riker's name) ends up joining the Maquis and he is in an episode of DS9 where he helps steal the Defiant.

    Anyway... back on topic...

    One might argue about a discontinuity of consciousness, and how the teleported "you" wouldn't be the true same consciousness as the original... but I don't see why that ought to matter. The original won't exist to be aware of his being extinguished, and the teleported you won't know the difference anyway.
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    posted a message on Why .9 repeating is actually equal to 1 using actual algebra!~
    Quote from Path_Of_Pie

    If it IS equal to 1... then why do we even have a 9.999999999999...? My point being; if it truly is, then it would be represented as just 1. But it is not.

    Every non-zero real number with a finite number of digits that do not repeat can be represented in at least 3 ways.

    Take 1.5 for example. It can be represented as 1.5, of course, but also you can add any number (or infinite) zeroes at the end, so also, 1.50000...

    Such a number can also be represented by reducing the last digit by 1 and adding an infinite number of 9s after it. So in this case, 1.499999... It's just a different way to write the same number. So it's not just that .999... = 1, but also 35.234999... = 35.235 etc and so forth.
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    posted a message on Why .9 repeating is actually equal to 1 using actual algebra!~
    Quote from WhiteSlate
    0.999... is not equal to one.

    0.999... is just another way of writing 1. So you basically just said 1 is not equal to 1, it's just indistinguishable from 1.

    When using hyperreals, 0.999... comes to represent a different actual value. It's not that the math changes, the numeric symbols mean something different. The hyperreal 0.999... is not equal to the real 0.999... and thus that is why hyperreal 0.999... is not equal to 1


    Quote from EL_Kurto_15

    1 divided by 3 will not give you 3 x .3333... It will give you .3, .3 and .4, provided you are using 10 as your number base amount. If you use 12 it will give you .4, .4 and .4 which when added equal 1.

    I'm really tired and I'm not really sure what I'm talking about right now...

    Neither am I. What you just said makes absolutely no sense.

    Here's a challenge. Since all repeating decimals are rational numbers, please tell us what ratio of integers 0.999... represents that isn't equal to 1.
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    posted a message on Why .9 repeating is actually equal to 1 using actual algebra!~
    Quote from MrDenco
    you would represent .333333..... as .1010101010101 (10, 10 ,10 for 3, 3, 3) I think.

    Sorry, this is incorrect. Representing one third in trinary (base 3) is 0.1

    Repeating decimals are different in different bases. In trinary, you can represent one third as a terminating decimal as above. In binary, one tenth is a repeating decimal, it would look like 0.0(0011) where the digits in parenthesis repeat. It's also a repeating decimal in trinary, looking like 0.(0022). Digit-based numbering systems are just incapable of representing all rational values in a finite form without using fraction notation.

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    posted a message on Why .9 repeating is actually equal to 1 using actual algebra!~
    Quote from MrDenco
    But how do you represent .999...as a ratio? *Trollface*

    1/1, 9/9, 3/3, 29385/29385, take your pick.


    And isn't 1.2345454478935638658379237932... is a irrational number, but is a real number, and things like i and infinity imaginary?

    Well that depends, do the elipsis marks at the end of that long decimal indicate the decimal part is repeating? if it's repeating, then its a rational number. If you intended to indicate an non-terminating non-repeating decimal, then yes, it would be irrational, but still a real number.

    Infinity isn't imaginary. It just isn't a real number. i is an imaginary number, defined as the square root of -1. Values with a non-zero imaginary component are part of the complex numbers set.
    Posted in: Computer Science and Technology
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