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Comment: Re:Practical Joke? (Score 5, Interesting) 525

by cobaltnova (#32358914) Attached to: Sudden Demand For Logicians On Wall Street
The point would be that anyone who isn't playing the game this way would be playing the game according to a strategy for some fixed kappa. Then you beat them automatically. I'm not sure such a well-ordering of strategies exist. Ostensibly, this is probably what the mathematicians are being recruited to determine.

Comment: Re:Cannot explode but can be used in Fords? (Score 1) 603

by cobaltnova (#26201959) Attached to: EEStor Issued a Patent For Its Supercapacitor
This exchange is truly pathetic. First, we have someone claiming that a capacitor, a purely electrostatic phenomenon, is a magnetic phenomenon. The next poster retorts that kWh, a measure of energy, is a measure of electric charge. That's it, turn in your geek cards. Back to Griffith's Introduction to Electrodynamics for both of you.

The amount of time between slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is precisely 1 bananosecond.