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'Energy Beet' Power Is Coming To America

aldo.gs Bears. (238 comments)

Beets. Battlestar Galactica.

about a year ago
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Mathematically Pattern-Free Music

aldo.gs Re:Wha? (234 comments)

I just read the wikipedia article for Costas arrays, very interesting concept (I know little of discrete maths). I still don't like the way the guy at the talk presented the concept, but thanks for clearing it up :-D.

more than 2 years ago
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Mathematically Pattern-Free Music

aldo.gs Wha? (234 comments)

It would help if there were some definitions for "random" and "pattern-free" in this context. I find it annoying that he several times says that random music is not pattern-free.

It is true that their definitions are not equivalent, but it seems that he is implying that you cannot generate "pattern-free" music using randomly played notes, and that -depending of the definition of "pattern-free" of course- seems very, very unlikely.

Still, I can appreciate the effort to maximize information entropy, and the divulgation of discrete math.

more than 2 years ago
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Google To Honor "Don't-Track-Me-Bro" Requests

aldo.gs Re:Yeah bro (129 comments)

Not a play on words, it's merely redundant verbiage tacked on in a pathetic attempt to sound cool, just like all the comments that contain a useless "This."

This.

more than 3 years ago
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Angry Birds Exec Says Console Games Are Dying

aldo.gs Re:News at 11 (350 comments)

Could you elaborate on the differences beyond the different settings (SF vs Heavy Metal Fantasy)? (Honest question, I haven't played Brutal Legend)

more than 3 years ago
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Angry Birds Exec Says Console Games Are Dying

aldo.gs Re:News at 11 (350 comments)

Battlezone was a team multiplayer game, not single player..

That is false. It has a single player campaign. Maybe you're thinking of some other game?

more than 3 years ago
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Every British Citizen To Have a Personal Webpage

aldo.gs Re:Surveillance. (313 comments)

Heh, I wonder if "I can has cheezburguer" sounds to a native english speaker as funny as "yo puedo tiene hamburguesa" sounds to a native spanish speaker.

more than 4 years ago
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The Problems With Video Game Voice Acting

aldo.gs Re:Legacy of Kain (251 comments)

Alas, poor Nupraptor! I knew him well... well, not really.

more than 4 years ago
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Algebra In Wonderland

aldo.gs Re:you're kidding (184 comments)

And sometimes it's just homotopic to a 3-ball.

more than 4 years ago
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Proposed NASA Mission Would Sail the Seas of Titan

aldo.gs Re:Sailing the myriad seas? (197 comments)

The Apollo Program used to reveal cities back in the day :P

more than 4 years ago
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Captured Comet Becomes Moon of Jupiter

aldo.gs Re:The comet's shape (108 comments)

Well, my reply was actually tongue-in-cheek because of the generality of my definition (used in algebra). I assumed the OP was talking about the integers, not the natural numbers. The integers are an integral domain, so the definition of primality becomes the one for integral domains.

So no, it's not redundant, given the conditions I assumed (I feel I have to say it explicitly this time :-P)

more than 5 years ago
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Captured Comet Becomes Moon of Jupiter

aldo.gs Re:The comet's shape (108 comments)

Sorry for the self-reply, but I meant that the "positive" condition is not redundant. The nonzero condition is redundant all right.

more than 5 years ago
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Captured Comet Becomes Moon of Jupiter

aldo.gs Re:The comet's shape (108 comments)

I'd say it's doubly redundant. Primes are, by definition, both nonzero and positive.

Since the OP is talking about "positive" (meaning that there are also "negative" numbers) he's talking about the integers. And since the integers are an integral domain the definition of primality becomes the definition for integral domain:

If p is a non-zero non-unit, we say that p is a prime element if, whenever p divides a product ab, then p divides a or p divides b

So it's actually not redundant.

 
Oh, god, what have I become...

more than 5 years ago
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Games Fail To Portray Gender and Ethnic Diversity

aldo.gs Idea for a game... (590 comments)

Someone should make a game in which you play as an... I don't know, something like a Native American. And, um, maybe something involving killing extraterrestrial life-forms. It would be awesome if you got to kill'em on their ship, actually.

Even better: make it so at the beginning you're in some building and then somehow the whole building ends up on the alien ship.

Oh, and play Don't Fear The Reaper when you're being pulled into the ship.

Oh, wait...

more than 5 years ago
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Which Game Series Would You Reboot?

aldo.gs Re:Terminal Velocity (1120 comments)

I love Terminal Velocity! There was a game for windows that was called Fury3 which was basically the same thing. It would be nice if they rebooted either.

more than 5 years ago

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