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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.

Top Ten Things Overheard At The ANSI C Draft Committee Meetings: (7) Well, it's an excellent idea, but it would make the compilers too hard to write.

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