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Technology & Information / Re: I Hate Linux Distros
« on: September 12, 2021, 02:43:01 PM »
I have a friend who has to reinstall his linux distro every year.
Because it sucks balls.

That just sounds like user error. Most web servers and IoT devices run on Linux. I reinstall Windows from time to time, but that's because I have random shit all over the place that I don't want to manually clean up. That's not the fault of the OS.

He uses Seus and my understanding is that he needs to reinstall to do major updates.
You mean OpenSuse? He's doing something wrong.

Suse is mostly focused on the enterprise server market. It's pretty stable and easy to upgrade. OpenSuse is more community supported than the enterprise version, and it is still easy to upgrade and pretty stable from what I've seen although I haven't used it nearly as much as some other distros.

If you really mean Seus, I'm entirely unfamiliar with what that might be.

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Technology & Information / Re: I Hate Linux Distros
« on: September 11, 2021, 02:23:46 PM »
I have a friend who has to reinstall his linux distro every year.
Because it sucks balls.
I dare say, the issue seems to be your friend in that case. The rest of your post is quite the hot take that seems to be built on the idea that Linux is some sort of monolithic entity that just sucks at working as a team. You are, of course, entitled to your opinion, but it appears to be stacked upon some ideas that don't really hold universally. At least not anymore... the Linux scene of 20 years ago is a different story entirely. I remember installing Yellow Dog on an old iMac. That was a mess.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Coronavirus Vaccine and You
« on: September 04, 2021, 03:52:44 AM »
Apparently Pfizer has pandemic pricing, currently charging the US $19.50 per dose. Anyone's guess what post-pandemic/boosters may cost.
I'm gonna guess it will be at least a 50x increase.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: President Joe Biden
« on: September 01, 2021, 03:20:03 AM »
So now that a Democrat is in the oval office, Republicans are back to caring about how we/the president treat(s) the families of fallen soldiers?

I'm just trying to get a sense of where the goal posts sit before I decide if this is worth jumping into or not
There's a yet-to-be-defined differential equation and then an if(biden && trump){thenThing1} elseif(biden && !trump){thenThisOtherThing} elseif(trump && !biden){doThisThingInsteadOfTheOtherThings} else{print("Biden BAD OK?")} waterfall of outcomes to determine the level of disgust and why it should be directed at Biden. The differential equation is an absolute value, so it's always positive.

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Flat Earth Investigations / Re: Branson to go only 55 miles up !
« on: July 20, 2021, 05:08:55 PM »
Looks like Bezos just made it up to the Karman line and is currently plummeting back to Earth.

Yes another parabolic flight, except this looks much more authentic in a capsule that shoots up to high altitude, then the engines stop, the capsule is separated and continues decelerating up for a short time with no more engine thrust and then starts falling back towards the ground while they experience perceived weightlessness inside. They can pass the Karman line all they like and call it what-ever they choose to, but it's not really space.
Where exactly is "really space" then?

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Flat Earth Investigations / Re: Branson to go only 55 miles up !
« on: July 20, 2021, 01:18:16 PM »
Looks like Bezos just made it up to the Karman line and is currently plummeting back to Earth.

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Science & Alternative Science / Re: FE and ICBMs
« on: July 15, 2021, 04:01:25 PM »
A Formula 1 race starts when the red lights go out, not when the car starts moving.  If a car is moving when the red lights go out, it is disqualified. 

Its velocity at the start is zero.
That is correct for Formula One, which was not the example discussed prior to this.
Fine. I'm not a fan of racing, I'll concede I didn't know IndyCar begins with the cars moving. That doesn't matter much, we could just as easily talk about a race where the cars start at 0mph and finish at however fast they are going when they cross the finish line - I guess that'd be Formula 1, based on DD's post? The point of the thought experiment is to show that your method of finding an average velocity is hopelessly flawed.

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Science & Alternative Science / Re: FE and ICBMs
« on: July 15, 2021, 12:38:43 PM »
The car is starting at 0km/h. What speed is it going when it crosses the finish line? I'd like to plug those 2 values into your calculator and see what it comes up with for average velocity. It'll definitely be very accurate, right?

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Science & Alternative Science / Re: FE and ICBMs
« on: July 14, 2021, 09:37:17 PM »
An interesting real-world example to share.

Quote from: https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/how-fast-is-an-f1-car-top-speeds-of-f1-indycar-motogp-and-more-4980734/4980734/
Aerie Luyendyk averaged 236.986mph (381.391km/h) in qualifying for the Indy 500 in 1996, with his four-lap time of 2m31.908s still unmatched today.

That car, like all race cars, starts out at 0km/h. By lackey-math, that means it must have finished the race at 762.79km/h in order to achieve the record-holding average velocity of 381.391km/h. So lackey, can you show us evidence that IndyCars regularly finish races at velocities greater than 700km/h? That seems like a hard thing to just take on faith.

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Science & Alternative Science / Re: FE and ICBMs
« on: July 14, 2021, 09:23:44 PM »
Acceleration for a race car is certainly not constant, yet average velocity over the course (also not linear) is expressed as defining the winner.
Yes, it's almost as if they can take the total approximate distance the car has driven, and then divide that number by the amount of time it took the driver to run the course. That is, notably, different than how you're coming up with the (wrong) average velocity in your own example. Do you see the difference?

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trans athletes
« on: July 08, 2021, 01:57:31 PM »
That's some OT stuff right there. I thought Jesus made things better after that?

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: July 07, 2021, 05:58:18 PM »
Seems like not all homicides are murders. I think there was another group of protesters in D.C. shortly before the Jan 6th event that felt like we should be better as a society about classifying more homicides as murders than we do at present. Luckily, they didn't try to breach the Capitol, otherwise I suspect there'd have been several more examples of homicides that wouldn't be classified as murders.

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I literally used your words in my response. I'm not sure how the irony in your reply got lost. OK let's back up then. Your thread title: "Do the images of planets prove we live on a globe?" And the answer: No. Not it does not prove any such thing, not by a long shot, and I'm not sure you are using the word "prove" correctly if you even suspect otherwise.

Thanks for your input. Do you know of any photos taken using a telescope that shows the features of a planet? Are they even available?
I'm really not sure what this has to do with anything, but you can find all sorts of pictures taken using a telescope - just open a new tab and head over to Google. Again though, images of things that are not Earth are not going to help prove what shape the actual Earth is.

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It may not prove it categorically but it would suggest that it's likely. Wouldn't it? Why wouldn't we live on a ball like the planets seen through telescopes?
There are 5 pieces of furniture in my dining room. 4 of them are chairs. Therefore, the 5th piece must also be a chair. I mean, this may not be a categorical proof, but why would an undefined object be different from the 4 I've already defined?

Assumptions have known to be wrong though.
Sure, it may not prove it categorically but it would suggest that it's likely. Wouldn't it?

It would but we're going for certainty - is the earth a ball or not. 'Likely' doesn't really cut it.
I literally used your words in my response. I'm not sure how the irony in your reply got lost. OK let's back up then. Your thread title: "Do the images of planets prove we live on a globe?" And the answer: No. Not it does not prove any such thing, not by a long shot, and I'm not sure you are using the word "prove" correctly if you even suspect otherwise.

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It may not prove it categorically but it would suggest that it's likely. Wouldn't it? Why wouldn't we live on a ball like the planets seen through telescopes?
There are 5 pieces of furniture in my dining room. 4 of them are chairs. Therefore, the 5th piece must also be a chair. I mean, this may not be a categorical proof, but why would an undefined object be different from the 4 I've already defined?

Assumptions have known to be wrong though.
Sure, it may not prove it categorically but it would suggest that it's likely. Wouldn't it?

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: June 30, 2021, 08:54:28 PM »
Allen Weisselberg is being charged individually, along with the Trump Organization. And they were trying to get pressure on him to dish on his bossman. This is probably Cyrus Vance, turning up the pressure.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: June 30, 2021, 02:28:34 PM »
Probably also worth pointing out, neither Obama nor Bush are eligible to run for POTUS again while Trump is eligible and still politically active.

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What is the ideal mosquito population density for a continental land mass?

As long as it's close to 0 in my room.
I know the OP is never coming back, but just in case... This is, objectively, an absolutely terrible answer from someone claiming to be a math and physics major specialized in mathematical modeling. Pretty disappointing. I mean, I know no one would ever lie on the internet, but sometimes someone comes along that makes me wonder.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: May 18, 2021, 09:59:05 PM »
So it was the republicans who committed the voter fraud?!?!?


Oh wait, it actually was them...
Stories that confirm your post keep cropping up.
https://www.9news.com/article/news/crime/barry-morphew-voter-fraud/73-3d91ab1a-06ff-4ccf-a12e-26e990395392
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Barry Morphew, who is charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of his wife who remains missing, is now accused of submitting a ballot for her in the November presidential election.
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In April, Barry Morphew was interviewed by FBI agents about the ballot and asked why he submitted it.

He replied, "Just because I wanted Trump to win," the affidavit says. He further stated, according to the affidavit that "I just thought give him [Trump] another vote."

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Suggestions & Concerns / Re: How to insert image
« on: April 29, 2021, 12:11:59 AM »
[img]http://link.to/your/image.png[/img]

If the image isn't already on the internet somewhere, you need to upload it somewhere first, like imgbb or someplace similar.

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