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 Forum: Computers, Math, Science, and Technology   Topic: A couple of maths-related questions..

Posted: 30 Nov 2017, 6:09 pm 

Replies: 45
Views: 1,396


The numbers confuse me because surely there's got to be a 'last' number somewhere. So I think of all the trillions of existing things in the whole universe and beyond, including air, and I have read that one human is made up of a billion atoms alone, so the whole number of all the atoms must be abo...

 Forum: Computers, Math, Science, and Technology   Topic: Who remembers terminal computers?

Posted: 30 Nov 2017, 6:05 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 85


Who remembers when computers had terminal interfaces instead of GUI's? -LegoMaster2149 (Written on November 30, 2017) I still have one and use it. It's a Dorio which was originally made by DEC (Digital Equipment Corporation). I connect it to a computer that runs OpenBSD. For certain things, it is s...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: The US is becoming like the Soviet Union

Posted: 30 Nov 2017, 5:59 pm 

Replies: 85
Views: 1,554


So how is the US becoming like the Soviet Union? Are we opening Gulags in the far north to send people for political reasons? Have we centralized planning to determine what goods and how many of those goods we will produce? Are we building walls to keep people from escaping? Is the government nation...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Don't Want To Work For A Living

Posted: 30 Nov 2017, 4:43 pm 

Replies: 22
Views: 1,089


Well, I disagree with your therapist. I guess she imagines everyone wants to be a football player or a famous artist. But I know a woman who loves her work at meat stand in a supermarket - she enjoys occasions to meet people and talk about cuisine. My sister packs calendars for delivery and she lov...

 Forum: Health, Fitness, and Sports   Topic: Biology question—older people and turning music down?

Posted: 30 Nov 2017, 1:48 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 325


In addition to what others have said above, without the high frequency parts of the music to balance them out, the low frequency things (like drum beats) quickly become rather irritating.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Onions: They hurt almost everyone's eyes, but...

Posted: 30 Nov 2017, 1:43 pm 

Replies: 30
Views: 919


The chemicals released by the onions are not nearly as volatile when cold. Just keep them in the refrigerator and they won't bother you. I rarely slice room temperature onions and so on those rare occasions (maybe once ever ten years) when I slice one that isn't cold from the refrigerator, the teari...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Yemen May Be On The Brink Of A Famine

Posted: 29 Nov 2017, 6:38 pm 

Replies: 48
Views: 1,077


The root cause of most famines is human involvement. For example, if we respond to famines by shipping in shiploads of food, it greatly undercuts the local farmers growing food. They no longer have a market to sell their produce because they have to compete against free food. So they end up joining ...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Guard Your Job

 Post subject: Re: Guard Your Job
Posted: 29 Nov 2017, 6:31 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 564


Also, watch out for people that try to turn all your co workers against you. When I was in the hospital last January, one of my co workers was hoping I wouldn't come back so she could have all my hours. I was out for a couple of weeks and this chick was pissed that I came back. There are people who...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Since when did "Pocahontas" become a racist slur?

Posted: 29 Nov 2017, 6:15 pm 

Replies: 41
Views: 461


It was a day to honor the code talkers,what was the purpose of bringing "Pocahontas " into it?Instead of their day in the sun,he made it "his" day,drawing all the attention to himself,instead of those who deserved it. How is that amusing?I found it tacky. Those were REAL America...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Coping with Christmas

 Post subject: Re: Coping with Christmas
Posted: 29 Nov 2017, 5:56 pm 

Replies: 25
Views: 662


I generally just get gifts for the kids in the family (now nephews and nieces kids) Some years they don't go over so well. Last year was a home run. For the two oldest boys who are now in high school, I got shaving mug and brush kits. They love them. I think that their father (my nephew) was a bit j...

 Forum: Computers, Math, Science, and Technology   Topic: Counting to 1031 on two hands

Posted: 29 Nov 2017, 5:40 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 213


BTDT wrote:
You may be able to use base three.
0 Finger/thumb outstretched
1 bent
2 touching hand


That's a nice extension to the problem.

 Forum: Computers, Math, Science, and Technology   Topic: What's the equation for this

Posted: 29 Nov 2017, 5:38 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 462


This has been bugging me a lot today for no good reason, and I feel like I should be able to figure this out, because the pattern is obvious. When x = 0, y = 0 When x = 1, y = 50 When x = 2, y = 75 When x = 3, y = 87.5 I'm looking for an equation whereby by plugging in an arbitrary value for x, I c...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: First Thing That Comes To Mind...

Posted: 29 Nov 2017, 5:17 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 1,081


There are a number of "Count By" threads in Computers, Math, Science, and Technology that would probably be better in the Games section.

There is a "Counting to 1031 on two hands" that is actually in the correct section.

 Forum: Computers, Math, Science, and Technology   Topic: Counting to 1031 on two hands

Posted: 29 Nov 2017, 5:11 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 213


You can count to 31 on one hand and 1031 on two hands by using binary. Each finger has a value as a power of two Right thumb = 2^0 Right index = 2^1 Right middle = 2^2 Right ring = 2^3 right pinky = 2^4 same on the left but 2^5-9 and add them all together I think that you mean 1023. The 1031 is pro...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Don't Want To Work For A Living

Posted: 29 Nov 2017, 3:18 pm 

Replies: 22
Views: 1,089


Find something that you enjoy that people will pay you to do. I used to know a biologist in Houston who had a great job in a medical laboratory, but she soon realized that it was boring. She lasted two years. Guess what she did after that. She washed windows and worked at the door of a night club ad...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: First Thing That Comes To Mind...

Posted: 29 Nov 2017, 2:49 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 1,081


Raleigh wrote:
Maybe they should be in the games forum.


That would be an appropriate place for them.
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