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Comment: Re:40 is an artificial boundary (Score 1) 286

by Tyler Durden (#48677481) Attached to: At 40, a person is ...

Ack! No. The 5.500000 has seven significant digits. The zeroes following the decimal point count since by convention it means that the measurement has been taken to be that precise.

10K probably has infinite significant figures as that's an expression of an exact running distance, not an estimate. The 3.4 miles is probably an estimate (I haven't heard any of any 3.4 mile standard runs - but then I'm not a runner), so it would have two significant figures. But even if 10K and 3.4 had infinite significant digits the number of decimal places you use for the answer would hinge on how precise of a number you use for the conversion between the two units.

Comment: Re:So close, so far (Score 1) 561

by Tyler Durden (#48429101) Attached to: "Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Engineer" Pulled From Amazon

You want equality? When may men have the right to bodily integrity? Or are you suggesting women should enjoy living with mutilated genitals as well for equality?

For the record, just about any feminist I've heard give an opinion on the subject has been against male circumcision as well.

Comment: Re:What is critical thinking? (Score 1) 553

by Tyler Durden (#48236313) Attached to: Employers Worried About Critical Thinking Skills

It's impossible to tell whether or not an answer is "fallacy ridden garbage" if you don't bother to listen to it in the first place. Sure the answer could be crap, but if you don't bother evaluating it objectively just because you're assuming the established thinking is always crap then you aren't thinking critically.

Comment: Re:Black holes are real, we observe them all the t (Score 1) 356

by Tyler Durden (#47987139) Attached to: Physicist Claims Black Holes Mathematically Don't Exist

Just adding my own simple, non-calculus solution, to the mix.

When the radius of the earth is r we have...
Length of string around earth = 2*pi*r
Length of string around earth and poodle evenly = 2*pi(r + poodle)

Subtract former from the latter and it's 2*pi*r + 2*pi*poodle - 2*pi*r, so just 2*pi*poodle more.

Comment: Re:But the movie selection still sucks (Score 2) 178

by Tyler Durden (#47945815) Attached to: Native Netflix Support Is Coming To Linux
You can find a selection of pretty good movies they offer here. I ended up watching Dredd and was blown away - something I wouldn't have done if not for word of mouth. (So you're trying to tell me someone made another movie on Judge Dredd that's actually good?) And of course, sometimes the movies you at first don't recognize end up being the ones you love the most.

Life is a whim of several billion cells to be you for a while.