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by mattcushman
April 5th, 2005, 12:31 pm
Forum: Brainteaser Forum
Topic: circle covering
Replies: 36
Views: 159941

circle covering

<t>It's more than 5 lines but it works (and I think it rather pretty). Nice problem!If we can find a non-negative function f(x,y) such that the integral of f(x,y) over any strip intersected with the circle is equal to A, while f(x,y) integrated over the whole circle is B with B > 9A, we are done.How...
by mattcushman
November 8th, 2004, 2:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Bush is poised to resign in about two years
Replies: 118
Views: 174479

Bush is poised to resign in about two years

<t>QuoteWhat puzzles me is how somebody could know evolution, which there is no "proof" of, but doubt creation, which there is no evidence against. On what grounds could any sane person possibly doubt creation???????This is the whole point. Ever think about, or read anything about, the philosophy of...
by mattcushman
November 6th, 2004, 2:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: US Elections 2004: Pol Pot or Hitler?
Replies: 69
Views: 173543

US Elections 2004: Pol Pot or Hitler?

<t>Farmer, was another retreat into nonsense called for? Everytime you're confronted with actual debate, you come back with some sort of non-sequitor! I was thinking that you were a sophist.... now I think you're a coward.In the past few days, you've boasted of your athletic and poker prowess, poste...
by mattcushman
November 6th, 2004, 1:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: US Elections 2004: Pol Pot or Hitler?
Replies: 69
Views: 173543

US Elections 2004: Pol Pot or Hitler?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: farmerQuoteOriginally posted by: mdubuqueNo, that's not his point at all. Nobody claimed that sociopaths are movie stars. We are trying to get your attention to help you understand that compassion, taken alone, should not always be severely punished.That's a stretch. Wh...
by mattcushman
November 5th, 2004, 9:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: WHAT THE DEMOCRATS NEED TO DO.
Replies: 51
Views: 172562

WHAT THE DEMOCRATS NEED TO DO.

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: farmerQuoteOriginally posted by: mdubuqueIt is immoral that our veterans sleep in the streets and immoral to have our seniors choose between medicine and food and immoral to put our soldier's lives at risk unnecessarily in a premature invasion of Iraq".You've got a prob...
by mattcushman
November 5th, 2004, 9:38 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Bush is poised to resign in about two years
Replies: 118
Views: 174479

Bush is poised to resign in about two years

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: farmerQuoteOriginally posted by: mattcushmanWith which of 1, 2 or 3 do you disagree?I read through them kinda quick without really remembering them - and it's Friday - so I'll go with none of them.Ah, I thought so. A "real, concrete debate" is too frightening I suppose....
by mattcushman
November 5th, 2004, 9:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: US Elections 2004: Pol Pot or Hitler?
Replies: 69
Views: 173543

US Elections 2004: Pol Pot or Hitler?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: MarsdenMob --I didn't read your last post to me, but there's something I think you ought to consider about yourself. You're basically a border-line sociopath.Now, that's obviously a term with strong negative connotations, but I hope you can look past that at what it is ...
by mattcushman
November 5th, 2004, 8:56 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Bush social security reform and the deficit
Replies: 32
Views: 171040

Bush social security reform and the deficit

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: DCFCBut his inability to learn, leaving decisions to those in the background (like Cheney), unchallenged - that's what concerns me more than anything. I rather think the problem is that there is too much "challenge".Everyone challenges whatever plan is put forward, this...
by mattcushman
November 5th, 2004, 8:42 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Bush is poised to resign in about two years
Replies: 118
Views: 174479

Bush is poised to resign in about two years

<t>QuoteI invite Matt into a real, concrete debate about whether we can bring the jobs home simply by making it illegal for US companies to do business abroad.Matt responds with some claptrap about how the Constitution mentions people, not corporations.First, I think that recognizing that corporatio...
by mattcushman
November 5th, 2004, 8:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Bush is poised to resign in about two years
Replies: 118
Views: 174479

Bush is poised to resign in about two years

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: DCFC but then comment and aren't they bad for you? Well yes, cars for example are useful and do improve transportation efficiency, but they are also belching, polluting, fossile fuel guzzling tools. They are not simply just positive upside. Everything has a downside. Li...
by mattcushman
November 5th, 2004, 8:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Bush is poised to resign in about two years
Replies: 118
Views: 174479

Bush is poised to resign in about two years

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: farmerQuoteOriginally posted by: shoegazerI'm gonna agree with matt here farmer, both on your penchant for sophistry and with regard to corporations.Ain't neither of you the brightest bulbs on the tree. I was lampooning MattCushman's sophistry.I invite Matt into a real,...
by mattcushman
November 5th, 2004, 12:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Bush is poised to resign in about two years
Replies: 118
Views: 174479

Bush is poised to resign in about two years

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: farmerQuoteOriginally posted by: mattcushmanDo these things hurt US corporations? The net effect is, yes, they do. But I believe that the Preamble to the constitution talks of people, not corporations.So corporations live at the expense of people. Why not outlaw all of ...
by mattcushman
November 4th, 2004, 11:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Bush is poised to resign in about two years
Replies: 118
Views: 174479

Bush is poised to resign in about two years

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: farmerQuoteOriginally posted by: mattcushmanReally, how does complaining about "Benedict Arnold CEOs" contradict his pushing to close the loopholes that encourage outsourcing overseas? I personally agree with him on both accounts, PLUS were I a CEO and were presented wi...
by mattcushman
November 4th, 2004, 10:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Bush is poised to resign in about two years
Replies: 118
Views: 174479

Bush is poised to resign in about two years

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: zerdnaMatt, let's agree to be honest. Farmer said it too, let's not quote Kerry. The guy not just exressed three contradictory opinions on everything, he changes opinion in the middle of the sentence. Do you really want me to post 15 quotes from Kerry's speeches about B...
by mattcushman
November 4th, 2004, 10:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Bush is poised to resign in about two years
Replies: 118
Views: 174479

Bush is poised to resign in about two years

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: farmerQuoteOriginally posted by: mattcushmanAfter all, their policies disagree with the toy model of reality that you have in your head.I'd be happy to have you take the other side of any currency trades I put on over the next year. But after all, it's not like you have...
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