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 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Do you have a religion?

Posted: 06 Aug 2012, 10:06 am 

Replies: 41
Views: 3,153


I am not an atheist, because I believe in myself :)

 Forum: Computers, Math, Science, and Technology   Topic: I Can Help You With Computers

Posted: 25 Jul 2012, 12:51 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 2,689


Any idea how to portforward a minecraft server on ubuntu linux with a dlink EBR-2310 router? First, find the IP address of the router. On a Linux system, open a terminal and type "route -n". Make note of the "gateway" column in the output. In that column, locate the IP address, which normally start...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Any other type 3 hyperlexics out there?

Posted: 24 Jul 2012, 3:57 pm 

Replies: 51
Views: 9,591


I hadn't heard of the term hyperlexia before, so I looked it up. I think I may have it, to some extent. During the interview with my parents by my psychologist for my AS diagnosis, my parents remarked that I learned to read before going to school (so I guess at age 3 or so, specific age wasn't menti...

 Forum: Computers, Math, Science, and Technology   Topic: What is wrong with pi?

Posted: 22 Jul 2012, 9:21 am 

Replies: 46
Views: 4,176


Where did you hear that, aspi-rant (nice profile pic, by the way)? My mom teaches latin/ancient greek, and she told me pi is phonetically exactly like pie... but that could just be so it's different from "p". To lau: yeah! But it's weird to talk about circles on non-euclidian planes, cause then you...

 Forum: Computers, Math, Science, and Technology   Topic: What is wrong with pi?

Posted: 22 Jul 2012, 7:33 am 

Replies: 46
Views: 4,176


There are many rigorous ways to define pi, which can all be proven equivalent, and none of them rely on the idea that circles "really exist". You can prove that pi is irrational using any of these definitions. So no matter what your opinion is about whether circles "really exist" or not, it is stil...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Bad things that could happen if marijuana was legalized?

Posted: 11 Jul 2012, 4:08 am 

Replies: 45
Views: 5,056


Coming from a country (Netherlands) where marijuana is actually legal (where, it's not really legal, but it is official government policy not to enforce the law in certain situations, it's complicated), I can't really see any major issues with legalizing it. Marijuana usage in the Netherlands is low...

 Forum: Computers, Math, Science, and Technology   Topic: How do you get good at mental math?

Posted: 11 Jul 2012, 3:59 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 1,380


I used to be pretty good at it, now I am okay at it. I had to do 7.84/4 and felt pretty embarrassed that I couldn't do it. Practise is by far the most important aspect. Once you stop doing it, you automatically get worse. Other than that, it helps to be aware of a few simple tricks. In the case of ...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Poll, How did you become Athiest/Theist?

Posted: 09 Jul 2012, 10:05 am 

Replies: 39
Views: 3,508


My parents were atheists (and still are), but they weren't very outspoken on the subject, so my upbringing didn't have much influence on my current views. I've always been interested in understanding why things happen and only settling for logical explanations. So I was naturally drawn to science an...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How are you at Math Poll

Posted: 09 Jul 2012, 7:14 am 

Replies: 32
Views: 4,575


I got my Bachelors and Masters in math with relatively little effort. So I'm pretty good at math.

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Anyone else hate bank holidays?

Posted: 31 May 2012, 7:39 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 2,902


I live in a quiet neighbourhood, so no street parties on public holidays. That means that a public holiday is just a day off that I can spend doing what I want. The extended weekend that often comes with such a public holiday does mess up my internal clock though, as I keep having to remind myself w...

 Forum: Computers, Math, Science, and Technology   Topic: how do i open ports for a game need to open 6112-6119

Posted: 31 May 2012, 7:37 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 983


First, you need to find out what IP address you have on your computer. Open a command prompt and type "ipconfig". Note the IP address it gives you. Then, open a browser to go to the configuration page of your router or modem (= the box that sits between your computer and the internet). On the config...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Green Energy Naysayers

Posted: 31 May 2012, 5:55 am 

Replies: 104
Views: 6,251


The problem with green energy is that production of electricity is only a small part of the puzzle. The majority of the energy consumed worldwide comes from some form of fuel. If we create a source of green energy, we still have to find a way to economically store and transport this energy for use i...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Green Energy Naysayers

Posted: 30 May 2012, 8:44 am 

Replies: 104
Views: 6,251


If there was a death caused by cancer, how could you separate it from someone going to die from cancer anyway, even if the tsunami didn't occur? Statistical monitoring after the event. After three mile island did a million people die of cancer? No they didn't, cancer deaths were the norm. After Che...

 Forum: Computers, Math, Science, and Technology   Topic: Religious Apes with Technology.

Posted: 30 May 2012, 8:37 am 

Replies: 68
Views: 5,511


and I suppose there are no religious smart people out there? In my opinion, Atheism is equally as unlikely as religion, only if you're right and we all rot, it doesn't matter because we're all screwed and we become nothing but dirt. But if We're right and religion is correct. We win and you're scre...

 Forum: Computers, Math, Science, and Technology   Topic: Windows is crap

Posted: 29 May 2012, 10:00 am 

Replies: 180
Views: 29,109


Windows is fine. It does some things well, other things not so well compared to Linux. I personally use both. Linux I use on my laptop for browsing, mail, programming and on my work desktop (computational physics, so plenty of programming there). I use Windows on my home desktop for gaming and photo...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: If there is a next step in human evolution (which there will

Posted: 22 May 2012, 10:06 am 

Replies: 33
Views: 3,434


First of all, evolution is a smooth and continuous process. It doesn't happen in steps. Nothing is ever a "next step in evolution". Secondly, if ASS is the direction where humanity is evolving to, you would expect people on the spectrum to reproduce more than average, which is how the genes are prop...
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