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  1. MrFlaneur
    Thanks. Just want wanted confirmation that it was right. I want told anything about rotational energy in class.
  2. Monte314
    01-14-2016 07:28 AM
    Monte314 commented on Physics: Snow Cones
    Excellent treatment. Thanks!
  3. Tahiti
    01-13-2016 09:16 PM
    Tahiti commented on Physics: Snow Cones
    most solid answer so far, imo
  4. SkyBright
    12-31-2015 10:05 PM
    SkyBright commented on Is anything not physical?
    Old thread where you posted this but I am rereading and see how right you were. Thanks.
  5. Monte314
    12-05-2015 12:24 PM
    Monte314 commented on Physics: So you think you know entropy?
    This is a terrific thread... thanks!
  6. jndiii
    10-26-2015 05:51 AM
    jndiii commented on What's the answer to "5x3"?
    Yeah, I think that sums up the main problem with the math part of Common Core: developed by academics, but implemented by novices.
  7. PunkinA
    10-16-2015 11:13 AM
    PunkinA commented on Circular arguments
    Oh, I did not catch that one. This is why your proofs are so much more elegant than mine.
  8. Monte314
    09-25-2015 06:42 AM
    Monte314 commented on Math: The Octo-Prob
    You have saved me from obscurity!
  9. PunkinA
    09-09-2015 02:34 PM
    PunkinA commented on Math: Probably Not
    Thank you for answering my question. Without actually practicing science I am not fully aware of how scientists perceive their endeavor. I'm not sure if it is a misperception on my part but I often get the feeling from some scientists that they believe they are describing the world as it it. Even from physicists.

    I don't get that impression from you though.
  10. Monte314
    Thanks for this post. All the preceding sophistry was making me dizzy!
  11. Monte314
    04-22-2015 07:15 AM
    Monte314 commented on Why Won't America Switch to the Metric System?
    Boom! If they had done everything in furlongs from the start, there never would have been a problem...
  12. mjbgtz
    03-20-2015 02:11 PM
    mjbgtz commented on Math: derivatives
    Thank you. Much appreciated.
  13. Monte314
  14. Sarea
    08-19-2014 12:16 AM
    Sarea commented on Blood donation
    poor you. at least you have tried
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  16. Sokami Mashibe
    06-26-2014 11:11 PM
    Sokami Mashibe
    My candy bar analogy goes like this: You are a start up business and you want to sell one candy bar. You Buy the materials to create the candy bar for 50Cents. Since you are too lazy to sell the candy bar yourself, you decide to hire someone else to sell it for you. You want him/her to sell it for $1, and it sells. Because this is a business with only two people, and because it is a mutually beneficial relationship, the single employee in the gets 25 Cents, and the business owner would also get 25 Cents. However, if it came down to Two employees selling candy bars, The business owner gives 50% Of the profit to them both to split according to how many candy bars each employee sold. But then the business gets more complex... The business owner decides he is to lazy to manage his two employees now, and hires a 'manager' a white collar laborer to mange the two blue collar employees. Because the white collar laborer isn't directly selling product, but is still doing a great service, he/she should get paid half of the remaining profit from the business owners profit, after the blue collar laborers receive their profit.
  17. Sokami Mashibe
    06-26-2014 11:05 PM
    Sokami Mashibe
    There are a couple of technological solutions I can think right off, then there a few policy solutions which are really approximations with the aim of achieving 'fair pay'.

    If you look in my ideology at the Way I recommend how businesses should function in regards to their employees, I actually have this very specific model which tries to achieve 'exactly fair pay' as close as possible. For example, in any business, There are going to be more blue collar workers (low-level employees) vs White-Collar Employees. I consider the blue collar employees the people that directly generate profit, and the white collar employees the employees that help to maintain profit, and increase profit margins. That Is why I contend that the Blue collar laborers should get 50% of the total profit of a business (which gets split accordingly to peoples work, work hours, position level etc. I contend that White collar laborers should get 25% of the profit (again split accordingly to who has higher positions in the business), then the last guy, the business owner/manager gets 12.5%.

    one technologies that can help achieve 'fair pay' is a brain scan monitoring technology that reports if workers are working or not. however, i do not believe it should be enforced, but optional for the employee to use, and if an employee optionally does not want to take it, should be approximated by their work hours and position level. Ultimately, fair pay at least in my ideologies sense, does a really good job without technology, since it is determinate on work hours and position level, and uses what I consider an 'exactly' fair percentage basis. If you believe that the percentage levels to be arbitrary, I will be happy to use my candy bar analogy.
  18. Sokami Mashibe
    06-26-2014 10:44 PM
    Sokami Mashibe
    On another note, I actually like your comparison regarding a Pareto Improvement to my view of morality, but it is not exactly the same. The Pareto Improvement does not take into the account the default individual desires to not be treated unfairly or arbitrarily restricted (The first one more so). So while My view of morality Includes the pareto Improvement on a technical basis, it includes default individual desires as well.
  19. Sokami Mashibe
    06-26-2014 10:21 PM
    Sokami Mashibe
    It's not a system of economic 'equality', but rather, economic fairness(not to be confused with 'equality'). For example, it does not make sense that a blue collar laborer should make more or the same as a white collar laborer in a business. And it does not make sense that any one laborer should make more than the business owner. But it does make sense to pay them according to their work, because the business employee relationship is a two sided relationship. In fact, on this notion of fairness, Each laborer/worker would get paid essentially different amounts, because each laborer/worker isn't going to be exactly as productive as every other worker. The minimum wage would be eliminated under my notion of fairness for something superior: Fair pay. In this instance, Businesses that struggle means that both the employee and the owner lose (They are a mutually beneficial relationship to create profit after all). thriving businesses would make much money for just about every employee, with of course the business owner getting the largest amount in the end by far.

    It's ironic though, Simply by mentioning the word 'fairness', the ideology has been straw manned and misrepresented as other ideologies that this particular ideology (morationalism) is objectively not.
  20. Sokami Mashibe
    I will elaborate further on my objective determinations of morality. I view morality as having a motive to exist in the first place, And from that motive, you can make a series of extrapolations. The motive for why the concept of morality exist in the first place is the interest of individuals. There is positive interest for things that benefit you directly, and negative interest for things that harm you directly. Since all individuals try to avoid negative interest, and achieve positive interest, a proper extrapolation is to assert that No individual should create a condition that is 'negative' to another individual. By default, the Material and physical well-being, as well as desire to not be treated unfairly, and to not be arbitrarily restricted are all the positive interest of individuals. With that extrapolation We have an objective basis to determine what is truly 'moral'. Perhaps I will incorporate this into my ideology so that there is less confusion.

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