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  1. 27 minutes ago, Jonathan said:

    Yeah, they can't deal with it. And the animated version that you requested, provided here, won't help them either:


    Length AB is equal to length EF, as well as to length CD, but not to length GH.

    Point E on the smaller circle contacts Line 2 at point G. Point F contacts Line 2 at point H.

    Point A contacts Line 1 at Point C. Point B contacts Line 1 at point D.


    History's math eggheads, who happened to be visuospatially/mechanically inept, got all eggheady about infinite single points, and, jeepers, they couldn't figure our shit because any one point on one circle corresponds with a point on the other circle!

    Heh. So, instead of limiting ourselves to single geometric points (which do not have any length, area, volume or any other dimensional attribute), and thus remaining retarded math eggheads, let's put pairs of points at a specific distance apart on both circles! Yay!

    What does it show? Merlin? Tony?

    Heh. They still won't get it.




    The correspondence between points in continuous sets (areas, curves, lines, volumes)  are correspondences of the cardinality of the sets,  not their metric properriwa.   For example a one inch line and and a one mile line have the same cardinal number of points,  but the two sets have widely differing length.   Ditto for volume.  A sphere one inch in diameter has the same cardinal number of points as a sphere one mile in diameter but differ widely in volume and surface area.


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  2. 2 hours ago, Jonathan said:

    Thank God, and 8 pound 2 oz baby Jesus.

    The metric system is less conducive to creativity than the imperial system. 10 works great for the observation mindset of science techies, but 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, etc., works better for creators.


    Nonsense.  Physical science has not suffered one bit from its exclusive use of the metric system.  The good part about the metric system as that measurements among like attributes (mass, length, time etc) the different quantities are related by powers of 10.  This is not the case with the British System which is the system for non scientific  applications used in the United States.  We still measure our distances  in inches, feet, yards and miles and the quantities have no simple interconvertability.  One must remember 12 inches to the feet,  3 feet to they year 1760 yards to the mile etc. Likewise for ounces of weight), pounds, tons.  It is a mess, but we can manage it.  The only time the issue of measurement really mattered was in a Mars probe where the American engineers  used the British system and the parts made in Europe were metric.  The probe failed miserably and it cost  millions of dollars to place a bundle of scrap on Mars.


  3. 19 hours ago, Peter said:

    THE standard Kilogram? In Paris? Shouldn't they keep that in Antarctica? No ladies or "chubby guys" want to know their weight in kilograms. Now kilos works for the fashion conscious. Yup Bubba. I'm down to 100, uh I mean 70 kilos since muh wife put me on a diet. If I don't fit into last years pants she gets all oriental on me and says things like, "No cookie. No nookie." 

    Yes Paris.  France is the nation which originated the metric system. Thomas Jefferson wanted to adopt the metric system for the U.S.  but his pro-French leanings  annoyed Congress and the system was not adopted.  

  4. The kilogram is a mass standard.  Since the late 19th century it was defined as something that balances a standard kilogram, a platinum-iridium metal mass kept under lock and key in Paris.  The standard K  is also kept in a nest of bell-jars to prevent dust and particles in the air from settling on the weight.  

    The new kilogram standard is defined in terms of Planck's Constant  used in conjunction current in an electrical  weighing device.  In short, the standard of mass is now defined solely in terms of physical constants.

    Please see  for the details. 


    See also  for details on the special scale (Kibble Balance)  used to iimplement the new standard and weight against it.



    L.L.A.P \\//

  5. 17 hours ago, anthony said:

    For all their mockery and loathing for Christians, what is vastly self-contradictory is the "LP's" adulation for all things Islamic. So not all religion is anathema for them. Feminist Leftians, for instance, are mostly silent or equivocal on woman issues (subservience to males, FGM, harsh punishments under Sharia, etc.) in Muslim society. Those Muslims - who are usually women - who bravely campaign for a modernised Islam, are ignored by them, while fawning over nasty pieces of work like that Linda Sarsour. Work that contradiction out! I'm still trying out possible causes, and the usual "victimhood", of world Islam, does not seem their likely motive. All I have is a suspicion that Leftians tend to cravenly follow power, and Islam (indeed, Islamicism too) and its large numbers of adherents seem to represent a future global power . Anyone have suggestions?

    the LP s   "defend"  Islam because the conservatives and patriots  dislike Islam intensely.   

  6. On 10/30/2018 at 12:20 AM, anthony said:

    What do you get when you cross a (purportedly) secularist ideology with religious insanity? 


    I have been trying to pin down for some time what broadly makes Leftians think and operate the way they do.

    The ideology/faith has been revealed like never before by recent events, you hear and see its adherents everywhere, which aids this interesting investigation.

    Liberal Progressivism is a godless religion.  As you indicate LPism has all the irrationality and anti-empiricism of Christianity or Islam even thought is does not have an immortal God-King-Who_Knows-All.  And it has the one Bad Thing that Christianity has:  if a person is not of the "body"  he is damned and he is evil. That is why Liberal Progressives cannot abide people who are political neutral. 

  7. 34 pages!!  This is what happens when philosophers discuss a straightforward  problem in mechanics!   We are sufficiently advanced scientifically and historically to safely ignore anything the Aristotle had to say on matter and motion.  He totally  failed in addressing these matters.  Listen to Aristotle on descriptive biology, politics, rhetorics and  literary style.   The only part of science that Aristotle did well on was descriptive biology based on naked eye observations (the Greeks never developed lenses).  No less a naturalist than Charles Darwin gives Aristotle high marks in this endeavor.

    Live Long and Prosper  \\//

  8. 12 minutes ago, Jonathan said:

    I've noticed that modern hovercraft (boards, bikes, etc.) designers all seem to love the idea of putting the center of gravity very high. WTF? Why are they putting the rider above the blades?!!! Are they trying for the greatest level of instability? Lawsuits waiting to happen.

    good point!  the only situation I can see for low-blade placement is for hovercraft that skim at low altitude over the surface.  At sufficiently low altitude (say less than 10 feet)  flipping over is not a major danger. .


  9. On 7/30/2018 at 2:52 PM, Jonathan said:

    Heh. The retard says that "slipping is irrelevant," and that it is a "metaphor," and then he says that he has not denied that the inner circle slips, but uses scare quotes on the word "slips," and then says that he has said that "the inner circle doesn't slip (literally)."

    So, what's his retarded position? I can't decipher the above nonsense. He says that it does't slip, but he doesn't deny that it slips??? What in the fuck is a "metaphorical" slip versus a literal slip???

    Slipping is the ratio of the circumference traversed to the horizontal motion of the center.  It is a well defined concept.  If 5 feet of circumference move the center 3 feet the slippage is 5:3


  10. On 7/31/2018 at 6:24 PM, anthony said:

    Unfortunately, this Ferris wheel broke loose from its mounts one night, luckily no one was killed. It rolled over the ground for 65 meters, exactly its own circumference, would you believe. The inner ring (of lights) rolled too (naturally) and when everything stopped, altogether, the wheel was at the identical position it began, as pictured here. No slippage between outer and inner rings was reported. "The path traced by" the inner ring which has a smaller circumference naturally, was equally 65m.


    The inner circle of lights was not in contact with a flat or straight surface.

  11. On 9/3/2015 at 2:14 PM, Mikee said:

    Kim Davis Ordered Jailed in Kentucky Gay Marriage Dispute

    My question is why couldn't they just have fired her for not doing her job? Why does this stupid person get to get in front of the Supreme Court? She took an oath to uphold the constitution, she violates that oath she's fired with no benefits. I hope she gets jail time and no pension.

    She rebuffed a court order. That is contempt of court and that means jail time until the contempt charge is purged or dismissed.


  12. On 10/24/2018 at 6:38 PM, Michael Stuart Kelly said:

    Curing Cancer Takes a Leap Forward

    Not many in the news are looking at stuff like this right now, but James Allison, along with Tasuku Honjo, revolutionized fighting cancer and just won the Nobel Prize for it.

    From Wired:

    Meet The Carousing, Harmonica-playing Texan Who Just Won A Nobel For His Cancer Breakthrough

    From the article:

    Thank goodness good things like this happen and get some exposure.

    A few decades from now, this will be remembered as the important news of our day. Not the fake crap the news media serves up constantly.

    This one made me feel good.



    Also me.  That is the criterion I use for taking things seriously.  Will X be remembered 10, 50, 100, 1000 years from now?  Most political shit has a shelf-life of under 2 years. Come the next election most is forgotten.

    Thank you for the heads-up.


    Live Long and Prosper \\//

  13. Interesting talk.  Especially his comment on cloud formation.  The Climate Mafia refuses to weight the influence of cloud formation properly, --precisely-- because they cannot model it.  So they claim it does not make that much difference.  This is false. Henrik Svensmark, a Danish physicist has show in the laboratory what clouds can do .  He has created physical models the simulate the real effect of clouds on the earth.  Svensmark has be treated in a rather shabby fashion by the Climate Mafia.  Clouds are the Venetian Blinds of the Earth's climate system and cloud formation is driven to a great extend by cosmic radiation which varies according to where we are as we travel around the center of the Milky Way and the Sun's gravitational effect.  When the Sun's gravitational effect is strong cosmic rays are held at bay and cloud formation is slowed.  Right now we are near a Solar Minimum so the magnetic field from the Sun is relatively weak.  So more clouds should form which will have a cooling effect on Earth's climate over an extended interval of time. 



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  14. 16 hours ago, Peter said:

    You mean in 2020? Although one could suggest they are voting for Trump in 2018 if their candidates for the house, senate, and locally, support Trump's agenda. Of course there is always the possibility that President Trump won't run in 2020 for whatever reason. If he is tired of it, Pence could be President and Trump the Veep. Or Pence could simply take over more of the President's duties, not that I see that happening. But after two more years? . . . . Naw. Won't happen. 

    Ooops.  Yes. Make that 2020


  15. 3 hours ago, Jules Troy said:

    I used to skydive, loved it!  My son did a jump last year from 13500 feet ?

    I jumped just once in my live  (about 25 years ago).  My reason for jumping was to test, first hand, Einstein's assertion, that gravity is NOT a force.  I jumped for for about 5 seconds I felt nothing pulling me down. Then of course my speed picked up and I felt the air resistance and that was the only force on my body.  No tug, no pull toward the earth.  It seemed that the earth was moving toward me.  Einstein was right. I was happy to prove to myself Einstein was right and I never jumped again.  My jump was from 9500 feet.  Once was enough.,


  16. 12 hours ago, Brant Gaede said:

    U.S. Grant smoked cigars--and died of throat cancer.


    He smoked them by the barrel.  Most people who smoke cigars, do not inhale  and  do not smoke as much.  Ditto for pipes.  Cigar and pipe smoking can produce throat cancers and cancers of the lip and mouth but these are not as frequent or as serious as lung cancers and emphysema induced by cigarette smoking.  Part of the problem is the stuff in the cigarette paper. There are some harmful compounds produced by the burning paper.  Overall  cigarette smoking is much more likely to cause harm than cigar or pipe smoking.   The best way of all is to avoid tobacco  entirely.  Even tobacco chewing (ugh!) can cause  damage to the mucous membrane of the tongue,  mouth and throat. While tobacco smoke may smell present,  tobacco as not good for one's health.


  17. 2 hours ago, Brant Gaede said:

    Life is risk taking.


    being rational is knowing and controlling risk re what you seek and that's your job not the other fellow's who, if you aren't initiating force, needs to explain his interest (no son, you can't play with the rattlesnake . . .)

    Cigar Smoking is safer (less likely to produce disease) than is cigarette smoking.  Yet Rand scorned her  "villains" who smoked cigars and praised cigarettes.   Fire at Man's fingertips. Hah.  You mean poison for Man's  lungs. 

    LLAP  \\//

  18. 9 hours ago, Michael Stuart Kelly said:

    Here you go, Bob.

    Served up with relish.

    The dorks were even scratching and pounding on the closed and locked doors of the Supreme Court.

    I mean, what were they going to do if they got in? Business hours were closed.


    You have to see the video at the link below (it's short). That's probably because there is a gun product advertisement at the start and Breitbart wants to make sure you see it.

    VIDEO: Leftist Kavanaugh Meltdown: ‘That’s Breitbart!’, ‘You Are Subhuman!’

    These idiots the people who want power to rule over you and me.


    I weep for the Republic.


  19. I can now indulge in my second favorite hobby, schadenfreude.   I   am just warm and happy thinking of all those liberal progressive pinko stinko left wing  schmucks  gnashing their teeth and rending their garments.   I do have a worry however.  Judge K.  may be in peril of his life.  I would not put it past one of these pinko stinko lefty crazies to try assassinating him.  He may need a Secret Service detail  to protect him.


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