"The Knight in Shining Armor", is but one of many character suits in a gentleman's treasure(d) chest.
I am just looking for friends. I like learning about things I don't know, or have a misconception with, and a lot more. Everything is usually fun. Nothing tends not to be.
A_Muse_Mint101: I could use some cogent responses that don't resort to drivel-- Is there any utility in this statement:
On and Off [0,1] can be extrapolated to DNA's 4-set as On, Off, On&Off, neither On&Off [0,1,+0/1,-0/1]?
AussieOi: I don't think so. DNA has more complex signal of delivery based on a morphology which arrays charges of varying strength and aligns them specifically for a set of reactions. It isn't quite as simple as an off/on at the molecular level.
They are 4 types of base (sets) but as A always pairs with T, and C always pairs with G, I don't think you could extrapolate the set[s] you mentioned.
On the other hand, you could speak of Gene's in an on/off scenario.
Being a gene is a length of DNA, you could extrapolated that a certain set of DNA (being made up of all 4 types of base and representing one of the 20,000 to 25,000 genes present) were either on/off.
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AussieOi: One day I was waiting for someone in a car and observed a crow (Australian raven to be more formally correct) opening a plastic wrapped sandwich. It was sort of mesmerising how it just peeled it off. Showed a real sense of finesse,
DEEP delerium: now, it is messed up to receive pay from a corporation, and have it taxed back, and given back to the corporation. now, what corporations, i dont think mine, unless they are hiring freshly released felons?
A_Muse_Mint101: This metal can be heated, cooled, and reshaped tens of thousands of times without breaking down. The durability and longevity of this metal may be useful in spacecraft and jet engines in the future.
More info: http://bbc.in/1aTxioF
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A_Muse_Mint101: I don't [claim to] know what I think; I just [tend to] think and see it known.
I don't know what I think, I just think and see if known.
I don't know what I think, I just tend to think and see if it knows.
Indecisive . . . .
A_Muse_Mint101 to LogicIncarnate: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vacuously_true
A vacuous truth is a statement that asserts that all members of the empty set have a certain property. For example, the statement "all cell phones in the room are turned off" may be true simply because there are no cell phones in the room. In this case, the statement "all cell phones in the room are turned on" would also be true, and vacuously so, as would the conjunction of the two: "all cell phones in the room are turned on and turned off".
Impossible propositions (or necessarily false propositions) are those that are true in no possible world (for example: "Melissa and Toby are taller than each other at the same time".
By extension then, "this statement is false" is a vacuous truth and impossible proposition?
LogicIncarnate: The statement "all cell phones in the room are turned on and off" is vacuously true iff (if and only if) the set "cell phones" is empty, in other words, there are no cell phones present in the room. Therefore all members in that set have undefined properties (can be anything) and the statement will remain vacuously true no matter what.
"This statement is false."
What is the set here? The statement? A set cannot apply to the statement it is contained within, so it is meaningless no? That would be like breaking the fourth wall and not having the matrix have you anymore.
LogicIncarnate: "By extension then, "this statement is false" is a vacuous truth and impossible proposition?"
We could easily rewrite the rules and make it so that a statement cannot refer to any statement as being true or false if a contradiction occurs.
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A_Muse_Mint101: "The crossword analogy is helpful. If you think the answer to 1-across should be “library” but the clue to 1-down is a five-letter word for the author of Tom Sawyer and the clue to 2-down is a four-letter-word for the name of Eve’s husband in Genesis, you have to reject “library” and keep looking for a word that starts with T-A. You have to recognize that no matter how strong your conviction that 1-across must be “library,” you must be wrong and there must be another answer that you just haven’t considered."
Is also a nice excerpt.
A_Muse_Mint101: Nintendo is going to make a mini version of the Wii-U; they're calling it the Wee Wii.
A_Muse_Mint101: "Why is defining life so frustratingly difficult? Why have scientists and philosophers failed for centuries to find a specific physical property or set of properties that clearly separates the living from the inanimate? Because such a property does not exist. Life is a concept that we invented. On the most fundamental level, all matter that exists is an arrangement of atoms and their constituent particles. These arrangements fall onto an immense spectrum of complexity, from a single hydrogen atom to something as intricate as a brain. In trying to define life, we have drawn a line at an arbitrary level of complexity and declared that everything above that border is alive and everything below it is not. In truth, this division does not exist outside the mind. There is no threshold at which a collection of atoms suddenly becomes alive, no categorical distinction between the living and inanimate, no Frankensteinian spark. We have failed to define life because there was never anything to define in the first place."
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A_Muse_Mint101: After several days of fading, scientists continue to work to determine and to understand the fate of Comet ISON: There's no doubt that the comet shrank in size considerably as it rounded the Sun and there's no doubt that something made it out on the other side to shoot back into space. The question remains as to whether the bright spot seen moving away from the Sun was simply debris, or whether a small nucleus of the original ball of ice was still there. Regardless, it is likely that it is now only dust.
Comet ISON, which began its journey from the Oort Cloud some 3 million years ago, made its closest approach to the sun on Nov. 28, 2013.
The comet was visible in instruments on NASA's Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory, or STEREO, and the joint European Space Agency/NASA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, or SOHO, via images called coronagraphs. Coronagraphs block out the Sun and a considerable distance around it, in order to better observe the dim structures in the Sun's atmosphere, the corona. As such, there was a period of several hours when the comet was obscured in these images, blocked from view along with the Sun.
During this period of time, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory could not see the comet, leading many scientists to surmise that the comet had disintegrated completely. However, something did reappear in SOHO and STEREO coronagraphs some time later – though it was significantly less bright.
Whether that spot of light was merely a cloud of dust that once was a comet, or if it still had a nucleus – a small ball of its original, icy material – intact, is still unclear. It seems likely that as of Dec. 1, there was no nucleus left. By monitoring its changes in brightness over time, scientists can estimate whether there's a nucleus or not, but our best chance at knowing for sure will be if the Hubble Space Telescope makes observations later in December 2013.
Regardless of its fate, Comet ISON did not disappoint researchers. Over the last year, observatories around the world and in space gathered one of the largest sets of comet observations of all time, which should provide fodder for study for years to come.
Comet ISON comes in from the bottom right and moves out toward the upper right, getting fainter and fainter, in this time-lapse image from the ESA/NASA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory. The image of the Sun at the center is from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.
Image Credit: ESA/NASA/SOHO/SDO/GSFC
PrettyLuv101: aww comet Ison disintegrated... I was hoping it would stay intact That would have been cool. I wonder how bright it got when it got nearer and nearer to the sun. The scientists were hoping for a massive light show from what I recall.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Edward J. "Babe" Heffron, whose World War II service as a member of the Army's famed Easy Company was recounted in the book and TV miniseries "Band of Brothers," has died at age 90.
He died Sunday at a hospital in Stratford, N.J., said his daughter, Patricia Zavrel.
Heffron and the rest of his Band of Brothers fought through some of World War II's fiercest European battles. A paratrooper in Company E, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, Heffron took part in the Battle of the Bulge in Belgium and helped liberate the Kaufering concentration camp in Landsberg, Germany. He received a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart.
After the war, the Philadelphia native returned home and found work at a whiskey distillery. He later checked cargo on the Delaware River waterfront.
He was featured prominently in historian Stephen Ambrose's 1992 book, "Band of Brothers," upon which the HBO miniseries was based. The miniseries, which began airing in 2001, followed Easy Company from its training in Georgia in 1942 all the way to the war's end in 1945, when Japan surrendered. Its producers included actor Tom Hanks and Steve Spielberg. Heffron was portrayed by Scottish actor Robin Laing.
Along with one of his comrades, William "Wild Bill" Guarnere, and journalist Robyn Post, Heffron wrote a 2007 memoir called "Brothers in Battle, Best of Friends."
Besides his daughter, he is survived by his wife, Dolores Heffron.
Funeral arrangements are private, his daughter said.
A_Muse_Mint101: "It is not snobbish to notice the way in which people show their gullibility and their herd instinct, and their wish, or perhaps their need, to be credulous and to be fooled. This is an ancient problem. Credulity may be a form of innocence, and even innocuous in itself, but it provides a standing invitation for the wicked and the clever to exploit their brothers and sisters, and is thus one of humanity's great vulnerabilities. No honest account of the growth and persistence of religion, or the reception of miracles and revelations, is possible without reference to this stubborn fact."
- Christopher Hitchens, God Is Not Great
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LyricalDreams: No one claimed that Science was the answer to all of Life's problems, but it sure has done more than it's share to help. If it wasn't for science, we would not have the vaccination needed for polio, or we wouldn't have the skills necessary to take out a tumor. Science is not a higher power, but for now it's all we have that is honestly truly making a difference. People claim that God can not control people and therefore war happens, but I do not believe that because if God was almighty and powerful, if he were to judge all of us, then wouldn't he have smite us after WW2?
A_Muse_Mint101: Scientists clamor around breakthroughs and validated peer reviewed results [repeatability] sure. The credulity of belief does not interfere with legitimate science as science is, itself, the check against dogmatic insertion. Those that are credulous towards newly discovered (but still unverified) science tend not to be 'actual' scientists.
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Deus Ex Machina: Since that is a representation of the comet's trajectory, the tail should always be extending opposite from the sun and not towards the comet's path. Comet's tails are made of debris swept away by the solar wind, not its trail. The fact the comets tail extends towards the comets trajectory denotes an incredible speed. Measuring the distance vs the time shown on the picture merely coroborates this.
A_Muse_Mint101: Update: http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/data/LATEST/current_c3.gif
It appears that it didn't keep a significant nucleus, shucks.
Just as it passes, too, the sun released a solar flare on the opposite side and another a short while after; pretty spectacular stuff.
Yeah, Deus, it was moving with enough velocity to escape the solar system, had it maintained its mass intact, as it slingshot around the sun.
Deus Ex Machina: When you use Fire Glass, what burns and produces heat is the gas that circulates arround the glass. The glass stores and gives off heat even after the fire is extinct, but produces no heat on its own. It doesen't do much more then add to the beauty of fire.
A_Muse_Mint101: "The rest of us would have done it-- so why didn't you?" - Astrid (How To Train Your Dragon)
A_Muse_Mint101: “The Australian Vaccination Network does not present a balanced case for vaccination, does not present medical evidence to back up its claims and therefore poses a serious risk of misleading the community,” he said. “The Australian Vaccination Network can therefore find a new name that is more appropriate given its anti-vaccination stance.”