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Minerva CEO Details His High-Tech Plan To Disrupt Universities

colinrichardday Re:Ivy League Schools (100 comments)

Manju, is that you?

yesterday
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Minerva CEO Details His High-Tech Plan To Disrupt Universities

colinrichardday Re:Ivy League Schools (100 comments)

And what are state interests as opposed to the interests of a state's citizens?

yesterday
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Windows 8.1 Update Released, With Improvements For Non-Touch Hardware

colinrichardday Re:It's a start (294 comments)

Ribbons do have some actual practical advantages over menus and toolbars. They dynamically and predictably scale to fill available screen space,

Is this scaling an advantage? How does the ribbon know how much space is available? What if the user is running other programs?

about two weeks ago
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Why Are We Made of Matter?

colinrichardday Re:Because... (393 comments)

Dammit, Jim! I'm a doctor, not a spelling geek!

about two weeks ago
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Why Are We Made of Matter?

colinrichardday Re:Ah, antimatter (393 comments)

Couldn't you achieve the same effect by having sufficient gravity to break the electron shells?

about two weeks ago
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Why Are We Made of Matter?

colinrichardday Re:Because... (393 comments)

I don't think 1960s Michelle Nichols had to travel to an alternate universe to get hit on.

about two weeks ago
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Why Are We Made of Matter?

colinrichardday Re:Ah, antimatter (393 comments)

no electromagnetism to promote "clumping" into atoms

The formation of nuclei with more than one proton requires the strong force.

about two weeks ago
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Why Are We Made of Matter?

colinrichardday Re:Ah, antimatter (393 comments)

Religion is a cheap thing.

Have you seen the Vatican? Or Joel Osteen's safe?

about two weeks ago
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P vs. NP Problem Linked To the Quantum Nature of the Universe

colinrichardday Re:Say what? (199 comments)

What if nature is simply part of the universe, rather than a simulation of it?

And are those laws written in some language?

about two weeks ago
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P vs. NP Problem Linked To the Quantum Nature of the Universe

colinrichardday Re:Say what? (199 comments)

If "nature" is really just a computer running a simulation that we live inside

Then what is it simulating?

about two weeks ago
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P vs. NP Problem Linked To the Quantum Nature of the Universe

colinrichardday Re:Say what? (199 comments)

Also, nature doesn't have to solve the Napier-Stokes equation. Unless you take the resulting arrangement of stuff as a solution.

about two weeks ago
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P vs. NP Problem Linked To the Quantum Nature of the Universe

colinrichardday Re:N=1 (199 comments)

Or P=0.

about two weeks ago
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Linux 3.14 Kernel Released

colinrichardday Re:Release day (132 comments)

So --i still decrements i? Can I get an Amen!!

about three weeks ago
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Linux 3.14 Kernel Released

colinrichardday Re:Release day (132 comments)

Anything below a leading "--" is a sig.

about three weeks ago
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Why Darmok Is a Good Star Trek: TNG Episode

colinrichardday Re:"Shades of Gray" (512 comments)

Four. There are four shades of gray!

about three weeks ago
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Why Darmok Is a Good Star Trek: TNG Episode

colinrichardday Re:One nerds opinion (512 comments)

The case has to be prosecuted by the first officer, no one else? Or else the defendant is automatically convicted?

The judge said that if Riker didn't prosecute the case, then she would render summary judgement against Data.

about three weeks ago
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Creationists Demand Equal Airtime With 'Cosmos'

colinrichardday Re:No (667 comments)

Actually, that isn't my point. In mathematical terms, you would not only have to reproduce the initial conditions using species from three billion years ago, but you would also have to reproduce the boundary conditions of climate, other species, etc.

If you have some additional explanation, then give it. Otherwise your doubts are meaningless.

about three weeks ago
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Creationists Demand Equal Airtime With 'Cosmos'

colinrichardday Re:No (667 comments)

Can we do repeatable experiments on plate tectonics? Planetary motion? Also, we can do experiments on natural selection over shorter time periods, such as the emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Indeed, if you insist on explaining three billion years of life by any hypothesis, how could that hypothesis be subject to experiment?

My best answer is; I do not know, maybe it could, maybe it could not. See, I have no repeatable experiments or theory to show that it would be possible.

And why do you cling to repeatable experiments? You have already admitted that natural selection occurs. Do you have anything to add?

about three weeks ago

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