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Ben Banana

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  1. How did you find that out? I would like you to prove it to me. Correct. You're due to prove two things for me. ... Excellent! This is remarkable.
  2. Yeah... haha. I know where you're coming from.
  3. Okay. Fine... At least I can still preach atheism. Theism is fake! Theism is fake! Theism is fake! Theism is fake! Theism is fake! Theism is fake! Theism is fake! Theism is fake! Theism is fake! Theism is fake! Theism is fake! Theism is fake! Theism is fake! See, I told you. Of course, now you see my point. Finally our odds have been resolved. You know, this is what I've been saying all along: Theism... It's fake. Now where was I? Oh yeah. So, join the Church of Atheism. Thanks dude. Also, I appreciate my opportunity to make meaningful discussion about theism being fake here at the ScienceForums.net Thanks dude.
  4. That's the idea. Hearken ye all! Let me preach to ye fools! I invoke quote #1, from the Bible of Atheism, decided and agreed upon by the singular council of my exclusive authority: "As long as the reason of man continues fallible, and he is at liberty to exercise it, different opinions will be formed. As long as the connection subsists between his reason and his self-love, his opinions and his passions will have a reciprocal influence on each other; and the former will be objects to which the latter will attach themselves. The diversity in the faculties of men, from which the rights of property originate, is not less an insuperable obstacle to a uniformity of interests." - James Madison Of course ye fools, the superior interpretation of this realizes that the counterpart to this doctrine is tithing, worship, obligatory dedication and duty, and senseless sacrifice. quote #2 "Writing is unfortunately like painting; for the creations of the painter have the attitude of life, and yet if you ask them a question they preserve a solemn silence. And the same may be said of speeches. You would imagine that they had intelligence, but if you want to know anything and put a question to one of them, the speaker always gives one unvarying answer. And when they have been once written down they are tumbled about anywhere among those who may or may not understand them, and know not to whom they should reply, to whom not: and, if they are maltreated or abused, they have no parent to protect them; and they cannot protect or defend themselves." - Socrates Now, I don't understand how the hell I can interpret that. I'm not sure if I'm actually supposed to, but perhaps it is entirely literal... Yes! Ink applies to paper just as paint applies to paper! Exactly! How remarkable! Well, hopefully you find this comparison relevant. I guess we're moving on then... quote #3 "Building a fire pit isn’t expensive or overly hard, and it’s well within the skill set of virtually any DIY’er. Here’s how to go about building your own backyard fire pit: Build your fire pit. Make sure you have a ready source of water close to your fire pit whenever you’re enjoying a fire. Never leave the fire unattended, and be sure you put it completely out when it’s time to go in. Always keep a watchful eye on any children around the fire. Don’t let them run close to the fire, it’s too easy to slip and fall in." Doctrine manifested in its most pure and holy form, of course, derived from: http://articles.manualsonline.com/building-a-fire-pit.html (note, this part is not an accurate parody of religion. I actually shouldn't mention my source... sorry about that.) Note: I created this topic to fulfill a duty assigned by a divine immortal: "Oh yes so that you can preach your flawed atheistic position." Here I am, to the accordance of your almighty will.
  5. Your issue is unclear... In C, I figure that a first-fit block allocation algorithm can be done like this: void* block = 0; unsigned int fitBlock = 0; for ( ; fitBlock != blockQuantity; ++fitBlock) { if (blockFree[fitBlock] && blockSize[fitBlock] >= minimumSize) break; } if (fitBlock == blockQuantity) { // Couldn't make allocation as expected. Handle situation with alternatives ... (e.g. pagefile management). } else { block = blockAddress[fitBlock]; blockFree[fitBlock] = 0; // Block allocated. } Best fit: (a rudimentary implementation) void* block = 0; unsigned int bestFitIndex = 0; unsigned int bestFitSize = sizeOfLargestBlock; unsigned int fitBlock = 0; for ( ; fitBlock != blockQuantity; ++fitBlock) { if (blockFree[fitBlock] && blockSize[fitBlock] >= minimumSize && blockSize[fitBlock] <= bestFitSize) { block = blockAddress[fitBlock]; bestFitSize = blockSize[fitBlock]; bestFitIndex = fitBlock; } } if (blockFree[bestFitIndex] && bestFitSize >= minimumSize) { blockFree[bestFitIndex] = 0; // Block allocated. } else { // Couldn't make allocation as expected. Handle situation with alternatives ... (e.g. pagefile management). }
  6. ... then do it and let's see if it is good.
  7. False. You're annoying. Go away. Impressive ludicrosity. I think you beat my 'Twin Rabbits in Two Cups' video there. Nice job. Well, you lost and you're proving to be seriously insane. Too late for me, Halloween was about a week ago. I was neither a zombie, ghost, angel, vampire Lord Dracula or the Pope. Perhaps I shall declare a new holiday derived from Paganistic religions for the sake of wearing a weird hat, like the things the Pope does and also like the stupid hat the Pope wears. I assure you however, I am trying very hard! I WILL BECOME THE POPE! Personally, I feel like the Lord of All Delicious-Foods resides within me. Definitely correct. No zombies in my stomach at all! Now why does that matter? Don't answer me please. I don't care. That's just rhetoric. Butt squeaks?
  8. More details: http://www.nature.com/nphoton/journal/v6/n11/full/nphoton.2012.236.html
  9. Well, thanks for your positive remarks. I think I agree; though for myself I feel it would be nice to find some rigid studies around this.
  10. This brings my curiosity to the realm of conceiving strange self-torture mechanisms... I don't know how to mitigate my pain with anything but lesser pain itself. This is hideous. Phi for All, thank you for your bravery.
  11. Catalytic prompts are good, but I don't like provocation that frequents to the effect of an ideological movement mostly constituted by inappropriately unconcious devotees.

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  12. *Gooey waffle flops off of my face.* ......
  13. I guess discussions on the internet could be a bit more civil & sane if someone like Albert Einstein was known to abuse crack. Regardless, juanrga's point is actually quite valid. Even if I agreed with an "institute" like this (and I know there are plenty of "institutes" out there that I agree with), I would still value it the same as juanrga is doing with your material. I'm sorry to ask, but can you find better sources than this, please? Also, remember to Think BIG like Metanexus Institute. Remember BIG History, BIG Problems and BIG Questions..
  14. Oh, this makes me want to refer to all glasses of chocolate milk, and also perhaps all dozen-boxes of glazed donuts, "the Gods." Very cool idea.
  15. Modern science is now realizing that it might be getting extremely sick of pseudo-science. This facinating spectacle is just like the event when gravity's well deserved world-abroad recognition and fame was returned by a gracious enabling of more sports than just basketball. Oh, it was a marvelous day.
  16. Yeah, I was thinking about that possibility... though honestly, I don't think it explains everything. My skill in programming has all but improved, but my natural mathematical sense seems to have rubbed away. The quirk remains: I've been exercising with more math now than I've ever done in my life, yet I feel like the tedium associated with the nature of this work, including the way I have been taught to perform it (hardly any theory is provided, it's just about getting the problems solved...) has in fact cropped my intellectual "cleverness," "ingeniuity," lucidity," or "creativeness" regarding mathematics. I'm trying to say that these qualities seem to have been grinded-down, not that they were originally exceptional or anything. Well, I don't know. Thanks for your thoughts.
  17. I know how to "apply the concepts," especially from mathematics. = D In fact, I've been applying them much longer than I have had a formal introduction, as I am largerly self-taught regarding topics such as linear algebra (which in fact my own calculus teacher who I have currently only considers vectors useful for applications in physics, which I know is deeply false ). I wouldn't enjoy counting how many high school math teachers I've annoyed by insisting they help me with problems which are not important (or even related in any way) to the standard course... probably because a lot of them didn't know how to help me regardless of their stubbornness. Actually, I would dare say I'm familiar with the image of mathematics' application far better than most mathematicians out there who only managed to feed themselves back into the education process (from a world-professional perspective, essentially they learned-to-teach). I would claim, my respect for the material is not a problem. My interest in education's manner of yields is a problem. This is the kind of deal where someone can, for instance, be in love with the history of ancient Europe, but find coverage of this subject as taught in a formal classroom not merely tedium, but also largely indirect, disatsifying and contractive to their immersion regarding their passion. Now back to my case with mathematics, I've noticed particularly during my practices and application of math (programming), well... I'm sorry but it's not easy to explain here.
  18. I keep trying to tell myself I'm delusional, but it's not working... To the extent of my experience, I'm under the impression that most of my schooling, formal study and education, as far as my effort has pushed, has only been corrosive to my intellect. Isn't there something wrong with my perception? Am I doing something wrong? I don't want to believe myself ... but I can't help it. I feel like some of my intellectual skills I believe I was once exceptionally good with, such as intuitive (mathematical) problem solving, have dulled. I (delusionally?) see a possible connection with this degradation to my formal education, because as I've relearned how to mechanically handle problems without any theoretical context -- many of which I had already painlessly, though chronically solved previously by myself -- I have somewhat lost my strong sense and deeply-founded perception in the principles of the subject issues. I'm not suggesting a rigid or logical connection, but I see that this issue is at least somehow indirectly related to some part of the intensity of my involvement with formal education and how much freedom/time I have otherwise to think about my own problems and questions, for myself and by myself. Am I quacky or something? What's wrong here? Is it me? If you think this issue is merely a fault on my own behalf, do you think it is a perceptual fault, or a lacking approach to formal study? At least, please, approach this topic of mine with respectful considerations.
  19. Well, in seriousness, not only do I think "How did evolution get it right?" is a silly question to ask, but also a conceptually-destructive question. This kind of thinking is precisely what disables many people from accepting the theory as much as a fact it is. You can also call creationism a culprit if you want, but if we're talking about matters of individual comprehension rather than organized ideological movement, then I would say, this false aspect is the culprit.
  20. Can't Godel's Incompleteness theorems inherently deny quintessence?

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