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Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: Volume and Area of Sphere
« on: May 10, 2024, 03:53:46 PM »
It's the assumption of "arc = straight line" that gives impossibility of pi value.
That's why no one (except you) assumes that "arc = straight line".

Arc is a curve, not a straight line.

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Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: Predetermined Pi in Calculator Program???
« on: May 10, 2024, 03:50:45 PM »
In Pi based calculation at tiny angles, there are difference of tiny arcs minus chords that are excluded in calculation. That's why pi is failed.
No, it is your understanding of pi that is failed.

Draw a circle.
Measure the diameter of the circle.
Measure the circumference of the circle.
Divide the circumference by the the diameter.
Congratulation, you have just calculated the value of pi.  Chords not required.

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Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: Volume and Area of Sphere
« on: May 08, 2024, 02:13:11 PM »
So... ladies and gentlements, when are we gonna officially terminate 3.14159 ?

You can terminate it anywhere you like.
If you truncate pi to one decimal place, then pi = phew.

So, problem solved.  We can stick with Pi and use the appropriate amount of rounding.

It is okay to say "rounding" in this group, right?

I think rounding would imply phew = 3.2 , not 3.1
That's why I said "truncate", not "round".

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Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: Volume and Area of Sphere
« on: May 07, 2024, 07:47:44 PM »
So... ladies and gentlements, when are we gonna officially terminate 3.14159 ?

You can terminate it anywhere you like.
If you truncate pi to one decimal place, then pi = phew.

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Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: Volume and Area of Sphere
« on: May 07, 2024, 04:35:48 PM »
Ok, I give up.  I can't tell the loonies from the "normals" here.
That's because they're all loonies, even the normals.

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Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: Predetermined Pi in Calculator Program???
« on: May 04, 2024, 06:30:13 PM »
It's better to apply Predetermined Phew which has fixed, convincing calculations. And you'll go back on the right track.
You don't need to convince us, you need to convince Texas Instruments, Casio and the rest of the calculator manufacturers and programmers.

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Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: The Wrong-Headed Approach to Managing Diabetes
« on: March 02, 2024, 11:04:45 AM »
Eat more protein. Protein converts to sugar slowly and you won't have the drop from high to low.
Protein doesn't convert to sugar at all.  You're probably thinking about complex carbs like whole grains, veggies, fruits, etc., that break down more slowly.  It's the simple carbs like refined sugar, white flour, syrups and other ultra-processed foods that break down easily that you want to take it easy on.

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Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: Do iPhones exist?
« on: January 02, 2024, 04:43:09 PM »

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Technical Support / Re: Happy New Year!!!
« on: January 02, 2024, 04:11:43 PM »
I was beginning to think that the conspiracy was trying to give someone a subtle hint.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: taxes don't steal from people, people steal from people
« on: September 06, 2023, 06:10:53 PM »
Taxes:
In exchange for money, I get a functioning government...
It's a good thing that we don't get all the government that we pay for. -- Will Rodgers

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: War
« on: August 25, 2023, 03:08:34 PM »
Is the Ruble even considered money anymore?

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Why do you support donald trump
« on: August 19, 2023, 08:57:35 PM »
Some legal scholars are beginning to say that under section 3 of the 14th amendment, Trump's role in the Jan 6 insurrection disqualifies him from ever holding office again.
https://time.com/6305003/trump-indictment-14th-amendment/

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Section 3

No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice-President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Why do you support donald trump
« on: August 17, 2023, 06:17:18 PM »
Trump Foundation was a charitable organization dedicated to helping Trump's favorite cause.  Himself.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Why do you support Joe Biden?
« on: August 11, 2023, 01:59:42 PM »
How beautiful. The best punishment for any 75-year-old who makes a joke is to kill him?
At what point does a joke become a credible threat?

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Why do you support donald trump
« on: August 01, 2023, 05:20:26 PM »
Trump says that every dollar spent by his Republican opponents attacking him is a dollar in Joe Biden's campaign.  What he doesn't say is that a good chunk of every dollar that goes to the Trump campaign is spent on his legal bills.
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/paying-trump-legal-fees-165100140.html
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trump-pac-spent-40m-legal-bills-year-charges/story?id=101853565

Wouldn't it be funny if the thing that actually kills Trump, is legal fees?  That his doner base becomes too poor to fund him and Trump, not being a billionaire, has things... Taken by collection agencies.
The way things are going, he might have consider doing the unthinkable...  Spend some of his own money.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Why do you support donald trump
« on: August 01, 2023, 02:00:55 PM »
Trump says that every dollar spent by his Republican opponents attacking him is a dollar in Joe Biden's campaign.  What he doesn't say is that a good chunk of every dollar that goes to the Trump campaign is spent on his legal bills.
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/paying-trump-legal-fees-165100140.html
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trump-pac-spent-40m-legal-bills-year-charges/story?id=101853565

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Arts & Entertainment / R.I.P. Pee Wee Herman
« on: July 31, 2023, 03:10:43 PM »
“Last night we said farewell to Paul Reubens, an iconic American actor, comedian, writer and producer whose beloved character Pee-wee Herman delighted generations of children and adults with his positivity, whimsy and belief in the importance of kindness,” wrote Reubens’ estate in the caption. “Paul bravely and privately fought cancer for years with his trademark tenacity and wit. A gifted and prolific talent, he will forever live in the comedy pantheon and in our hearts as a treasured friend and man of remarkable character and generosity of spirit.”

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Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: The cause of earthquakes is the explosion of water gases.
« on: July 31, 2023, 03:01:30 PM »
The cause of earthquakes is the explosion of water gases.
Actually, explosion of water gasses causes some volcanic eruptions.  Volcanic eruptions are often associated with earthquakes.

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Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: Briquettes is so Easy
« on: July 25, 2023, 04:59:44 PM »
Lump charcoal is preferred over briquettes by many grilling aficionados.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Marjorie Taylor Greene is nuts
« on: July 21, 2023, 06:11:54 PM »
If you facilitate and pay for a prostitute to cross state lines for purposes of prostitution, that makes you engaged in the crime of prostitution, yes.
Then have the FBI/DOJ investigate.  Oh wait, they're too busy falsely charging innocent people with insurrection, election interference and mishandling classified documents.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Bill Gates Conspiracy
« on: July 19, 2023, 01:23:55 PM »
Bill Gates is currently heralded as a liberal science hero for his innovative climate change ideas, such as having us eat bugs and dimming the sun with solar geoengineering.
You act like eating bugs is a bad thing.  It really isn't.
https://www.everydayhealth.com/diet-nutrition/bugs-you-can-eat-and-why-theyre-good-for-you/

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Why do you support donald trump
« on: July 18, 2023, 01:22:14 PM »
Looks like Trump's interpretation of the PRA applies to other countries' antiquities as well.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Why do you support Joe Biden?
« on: July 14, 2023, 02:44:18 PM »
Oh, am I the only one who thinks Joe has all these episodes of dementia because of exposed to sniffing Hunter's weed every day?
Probably.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Striking Holywood Writers Demand Limits AI Use
« on: July 13, 2023, 05:46:15 PM »
Probably just as well.  With the writers on strike and Emmys coming up, who would write actor's acceptance speeches?

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Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: Airplanes don't exist
« on: July 11, 2023, 02:14:05 PM »
What you should really be doubting is Newton's theories.
Why?  Newton's Laws of motion work just fine.  In fact, you can verify them for yourself.
https://www.teachingexpertise.com/classroom-ideas/newtons-laws-of-motion-activities-for-middle-school/

So this means all buoyancy formulas that involve gravity? They're lies! They're not part of the original formula for buoyancy, they have math added in using variables that shouldn't be there.
Would you care to post the original buoyancy formula that didn't include gravity?  If you're thinking of buoyant force = weight of displaced fluid, then recall that weight is defined as mass * g.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Bill Gates Conspiracy
« on: July 04, 2023, 10:47:35 AM »
For how many billion dollars would you do that? I personally wouldn't do that for any cost. Oh, then we don't stand a chance of being Bill Gates.
If you live live in a city that gets it water from a river that has another city upriver, then you probably already drink filtered urine.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: What comes first?
« on: July 03, 2023, 06:52:32 PM »
Markjo! That’s not how evolution works really, suddenly being a chicken.
Well, in a way, it kinda is.  Breed a horse with a donkey and the result is a mule.  If it were possible to breed a hawk with a pigeon, you would get an egg that contains something else.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: What comes first?
« on: July 03, 2023, 06:43:32 PM »
If you want to know whether the chicken or chicken egg came first, then the answer depends on what you call the egg that hatched the first chicken.  Assuming that you believe in evolution, what we call chickens evolved from what we might call a proto-chicken.  At some point in time, a proto-chicken laid an egg that would hatch the first chickens.  The answer depends on whether you would consider that egg to the the last proto-chicken egg or the first chicken egg.  Personally, I would call it a chicken egg because it contains what would become a chicken, just not necessarily laid by a chicken.
Try again with assuming we are not believe in evolution.
If you must insist that creation is the literal truth, then God most likely created the chicken first.  However, what makes you think that God is not powerful or clever enough to create a universe that can expand or critters that can evolve?

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Flat Earth General / Re: Space tourism
« on: July 02, 2023, 08:01:21 PM »
Back on topic, Virgin Galactic finally made their first commercial space flight.