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Re: Stupid question of the day

September 9th, 2018, 12:38 pm

Cuchulainn wrote:
katastrofa wrote:
Yeah, I know. Just for the record, I don't have a droplet of Nordic blood. My ancestors on my grandfather's side ate your ancestors for breakfast - literally.

But your ancestors did have Nordic blood on their hands.

They came crusin for a brusin :-)
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Re: Stupid question of the day

September 9th, 2018, 9:18 pm

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Do you know what's the name of the equivalent of Tinder for vegans?

Grazer! (no kidding)
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

September 9th, 2018, 11:28 pm

You seem to have deviated quite a bit from your ancestors' dining habits. And, by the way, why are you looking for dates?
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

September 9th, 2018, 11:55 pm

Because I'm craving something vegan and halawi ;-)
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

September 10th, 2018, 12:01 am

katastrofa wrote:
Because I'm craving something vegan and halawi ;-)


Indeed, the perfect thing for you.

Vegan Halawi Dates :D
I do not seek; I find.
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Re: Stupid question of the day

September 10th, 2018, 12:57 am

trackstar wrote:
katastrofa wrote:
Because I'm craving something vegan and halawi ;-)


Indeed, the perfect thing for you.

Vegan Halawi Dates :D

I'm out of my league here
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

September 10th, 2018, 1:38 am

bearish wrote:
trackstar wrote:
Indeed, the perfect thing for you.

Vegan Halawi Dates :D

I'm out of my league here

Ah, don't give up so easily!
It's free association, linguistic combinatorics, and happening to know that such things existed.  
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Re: Stupid question of the day

September 10th, 2018, 12:09 pm

I've been reviewing a paper for the last couple of nights. I had to do this in two rounds: first clarifying the language issues (plus correcting some glaring errors in the mathematical model description) - so that I was able to understand it, next - after the authors accepted all my suggestions, but didn't answer all comments - correcting further errors in the methodology AND erroneous general conclusions. The paper deals with a timely problem, analyses valuable data and, which is the main reason I'm giving it a chance, extends the current scope of the domain. I suspect the authors have a political agenda, and hence the twisted conclusion of the work: our model gives ~A, but - hand waving - A). I've been observing this "socio-rhetorical" approach dominating all science, including its "hardest" domains, such as physics (e.g. the "discovery" of graphene got the Nobel prize in a hurry, before the common sense question about its discord with a fundamental physical theory, which I'm sure every scientists in the field knew, got heard over the din of excitement). While I'm still struggling with doubts if scientific models can describe the reality well enough at all, others seem to claim that they can use them to shape the reality. I feel quite lonely on the battlefield. Am I doubting Thomas or simply the last idiot that I don't join this new science? (Apologies for the rambling, I haven't slept much :-))
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

September 10th, 2018, 12:18 pm

You know what the Englishman's idea of compromise is? He says, Some people say there is a God. Some people say there is no God. The truth probably lies somewhere between these two statements. William Butler Yeats

Seriously, those arXiv articles are a waste of time these days.
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

September 10th, 2018, 12:30 pm

So, to solve all world problems we don't need an AI, but a machine tossing a coin?
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

September 10th, 2018, 12:49 pm

As a simple mathematician, I think they are making it up as they go along.

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Re: Stupid question of the day

September 10th, 2018, 1:00 pm

Thank you. I feel better now knowing that I'm not the only one too simple for this world.
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

September 10th, 2018, 1:00 pm

The phrase "not even wrong" describes an argument or explanation that purports to be scientific but is based on invalid reasoning or speculative premises that can neither be proven correct nor falsified. Hence, it refers to statements that cannot be discussed in a rigorous, scientific sense.[1] For a meaningful discussion on whether a certain statement is true or false, the statement must satisfy the criterion called "falsifiability"—the inherent possibility for the statement to be tested and found false. In this sense, the phrase "not even wrong" is synonymous to "nonfalsifiable".[1]
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

September 10th, 2018, 1:02 pm

Social media science:
- Unicorns don't exist.
- Prove it!
:-D
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

September 10th, 2018, 1:04 pm

katastrofa wrote:
Social media science:
- Unicorns don't exist.
- Prove it!
:-D

"Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig; es ist nicht einmal falsch!". 
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