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Two Years of Data On What Military Equipment the Pentagon Gave To Local Police

Ann Coulter National Stock Numbers (264 comments)

Here is a table of National Stock Numbers: http://www.gsa.gov/dg/NSN_DATA...

If anyone is interested, I can import both spreadsheets into a PostgreSQL database, join by the NSNs, and post a dump/query/something.

about a month ago
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The Sudden Policy Change In Truecrypt Explained

Ann Coulter Re:TC developer used hidden message!!! (475 comments)

Here is a diff between 7.1a and 7.2. The most interesting thing is that there are 2073 line additions and 10163 line deletions.

about 4 months ago
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Social Media Is a New Vector For Mass Psychogenic Illness

Ann Coulter Hysteria (373 comments)

Please do not use the term "hysteria" as it denigrates women. That word originates from the Greek word for "uterus," with the word "hysterectomy" sharing the same lineage, and perniciously qualifies women as raving lunatics.

1 year,6 days
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I Get Most of My Caffeine Through

Ann Coulter Powder (283 comments)

Just get fucktons of caffeine more economically than the poll options.

about a year and a half ago
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Haskell 2010 Announced

Ann Coulter Re:Not to sound like an ass, but... (173 comments)

Moreover, the DoAndIfThenElse extension merely extends the "do" syntax with if/then/else clauses; it is syntactic sugar. Empty data declarations are essentially union types unioned over no labels and therefore can have no values except for the bottom value.

References:
http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/haskell-prime/wiki/DoAndIfThenElse
http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/haskell-prime/wiki/EmptyDataDecls

more than 4 years ago
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12M Digit Prime Number Sets Record, Nets $100,000

Ann Coulter Re:Actually the 47th (232 comments)

2^43112610-1 is definitely composite. 2^(2*m)-1 = (2^m-1)*(2^m+1)
So, 2^43112610-1 = (2^21556305-1)*(2^21556305+1)

more than 4 years ago
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New Comic Book About Logic, Math, and Madness

Ann Coulter Re:Maths MUST be consistent.... (99 comments)

Transistors can not be accurately described by Newtonian physics.

more than 4 years ago
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The Most Useless Key On My Keyboard Is...

Ann Coulter Re:Model M, bitches! (939 comments)

No, the Model M (clicky) is a keyboard that IBM made. Each keystroke has a nice tactile response and a loud click. Also, these things weigh enough that they do not accidentally move around the desk very often.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Model_M_keyboard

more than 4 years ago
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Pain-Free Animals Could Take Suffering Out of Farming

Ann Coulter Re:Kind of Creepy and Absurd (429 comments)

They did that already. The first crop was lost because the cows could not accept an existence without suffering.

about 5 years ago
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Pain-Free Animals Could Take Suffering Out of Farming

Ann Coulter Re:Kind of Creepy and Absurd (429 comments)

I mean what's next? Engineer ourselves to not feel pain? Then is it OK to murder?

We should engineer ourselves to not feel guilt.

about 5 years ago
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Pain-Free Animals Could Take Suffering Out of Farming

Ann Coulter Re:Insanity (429 comments)

CAN != Should Not

about 5 years ago
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Scala, a Statically Typed, Functional, O-O Language

Ann Coulter Re:Strongly typed language? (299 comments)

What would be the result of 354+true? What is the result of true+true? What is the result of false-true? What is the result of true^3? What is the squareroot of true? Does it make any sense? Is it well defined?

In C, any non-zero int value is synonymous with true and the int value 0 is synonymous with false. So, 354+true is something besides 354; true+true is the sum of two non-zero int values; false-true is simply the arithmetic negation of some non-zero int value; true^3 is some non-zero int value multiplied by itself twice; sqrt(true) is some non-zero int value cast into a double and given to sqrt. It does not have to make sense because these operations are well-defined.

more than 5 years ago
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Scala, a Statically Typed, Functional, O-O Language

Ann Coulter Re:Strongly typed language? (299 comments)

Strongly typed languages usually make type conversions explicit and enforce type restrictions; whereas weakly typed languages usually allow implicit type conversions and relax type restrictions.

Explicit type conversions disallow a value of type T to be treated as a value of type S without invoking a function that takes a value of type T and returns a corresponding value of type S. For example, a conversion from an integer type to a floating point type requires the invocation of a function that performs the conversion. Contrast this with implicit type conversions where a value can be treated as almost any type depending on how it is to be used.

Type restrictions only allow certain operations to be done to certain types. For example, numerical addition mïay only be performed on numerical types. A lack of type restrictions allow for numerical addition to apply for, say, booleans, for example.

more than 5 years ago
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14-Year-Old Wins International Programming Contest

Ann Coulter Re:Learn as hobby, not at school (141 comments)

A web developer or a functional programmer wouldn't stand a chance here as normal programming only in rare cases involves advanced algoritms like maximum bipartite matchings, maximul flow or other graph related algorithms.

Functional programmers will stand a better chance in these competitions. It is arguably easier to implement graph algorithms in functional programming languages than in imperative programming languages. There are proportionally more functional programmers who have a firm grasp of algorithm design and implementation than programmers who have not used functional programming languages.

more than 5 years ago
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Firefox Plugin Liberates Paywalled Court Records

Ann Coulter Re:Why should PUBLIC records be behind a paywall? (145 comments)

Forbidding competition among providers of services is bad everywhere. User fees for road tolls and taxes as well as public schools are bad if private entities are not allowed to respectively provide access to their own privately owned roads and private schools. Moreover, these court records can be distributed by private individuals without incurring any additional costs to the federal government.

more than 5 years ago
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Schneier On Self-Enforcing Protocols

Ann Coulter Re:You need trust (207 comments)

You just made a converse error.

more than 5 years ago
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Schneier On Self-Enforcing Protocols

Ann Coulter Re:You need trust (207 comments)

Self-enforcing protocol participants do not require the level of trust that are required of impartial middle-men. One way of looking at self-enforcing protocols is to think of the protocol itself as serving the role of a middle-man. The protocol can be scrutinized more thoroughly than any self-serving middle-man and a higher level of trust can be placed on the protocol.

more than 5 years ago
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Real-World Consequences of Social Networking Posts

Ann Coulter Re:Landlord is a moron (451 comments)

If the courts do rule in favor of the defendant, then they should also rule that the statement in question is true. In this case, the courts should rule that the plaintiff does think that sleeping in moldy apartments is okay.
There should be consequences for plaintiffs who lose libel cases.

more than 5 years ago

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Bottom-Up Karatsuba-Ofman Multiplication Algorithm

Ann Coulter Ann Coulter writes  |  more than 10 years ago This entry is also a kuro5hin diary entry.

The Karatsuba-Ofman algorithm for polynomial multiplication is a recursive method that reduces the number of point multiplications of polynomials at each step from the four needed by the schoolbook method to only three. In my implementation, I deconstructed the process of the recursive Karatsuba-Ofman algorithm and rearranged the multiplications so that it would be easier to design a bottom-up algorithm around it. A bottom-up algorithm computes results beginning with (logically) the most basic elements and builds up until the final result is obtained. In my method, the basecase multiplications (multiplications that can be done with a simpler algorithm) are computed first along with the factors that are the oprands for these basecase multiplications. The second step is the interpolation step where the basecase products are added and subtracted from each other at different positions to obtain the final answer.

The code, which is very preliminary, can be found here. Again, the code is very slow at the moment and even now, with the code in my repository, it is still a little slower than the recursive Karatsuba-Ofman implementation found in the GMP library. I plan to deconstruct the basecase multiplications and factor calculations in such a way that the operands are friendly to the processor cache. Another optimization is to arrange the interpolation stage in such a way that one of its components becomes O(1) instead of the original O(n).

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