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Comment: Re:North Pole (Score 1) 495

by Talderas (#49742647) Attached to: The Brainteaser Elon Musk Asks New SpaceX Engineers

The question is very much correct. There's three tiers of answers that one can provide. The first and most trivial is the north pole. The second would be these rings of points around the south pole. The third and most correct answer is to specify one point in those rings around the south pole. The third answer demonstrates knowledge of the range of valid points while still specifying where you are.

Comment: Re: Wrong (Score 1) 495

by Talderas (#49742633) Attached to: The Brainteaser Elon Musk Asks New SpaceX Engineers

It does not. You failed to answer the base question, "Where are you?" If you give a range of answers, which is what you are suggesting, then you don't know where you are only where you could be.

The correct answer would be to arbitrarily select on of the points in a circle around the south pole. That demonstrates that you are aware that there are multiple answers but you at least decided where you are.

Comment: Re:Problems (Score 1) 164

by Talderas (#49718251) Attached to: Wind Turbines With No Blades

Regardless of which end of the problem you focus on it's not prudent to build the windmills. Putting up a potential known hazard to an endangered species, regardless of if you're addressing the root causes is not a good way to help encourage population growth. The windmills being dangerous to condors is only a non-issue if the condor population is stabilized and healthy enough to not be considered endangered.

Comment: Re:Missing new classification... (Score 1) 90

by Talderas (#49716963) Attached to: On the Taxonomy of Sci-Fi Spaceships

The Death Star had numerous squadrons of TIE Fighters. It just so happened they were all under the command of Tarkin who didn't believe the rebel snubfighters to be any concern. The TIE Fighters that were deployed against the Rebels were under Darth Vader's personal command as part of his bodyguard.

The question of whether computers can think is just like the question of whether submarines can swim. -- Edsger W. Dijkstra