Thursday, November 24, 2022

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to one and all! 

I'm a turkey.  Eat me!

Always remember that the first Thanksgiving feast was when the surviving Pilgrims (not many, most present were relatively new arrivals) gave thanks to God for teaching them the errors of socialism, and for providing the bounty of each individual family's efforts.

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Please help them out

Two good men both need your financial help.

Lawdog needs money to pay for his legal defense from trumped-up charges by a Leftist DA with an axe to grind.

Big Country Expat needs money to fund the legal team to sav e his granddaughter from her crazy mother and abusive, junkie father.

Please find the time to scrape together a few bucks to help them out.

Friday, November 4, 2022

Falsish esolang

 Okay, I'm a junkie.  I like making esoteric programming language (esolang) variants.  I was focusing on Subleq, but have moved my sights along to False now.

False is one of the earliest purpose-built esolangs, dating back to 1993.  You can learn more about it here.

Anyway, I was also interested in the capabilities of the fish ><> esolang.  Especially how it could create new stacks.

So, I added the new stack capability to False, along with making a new local variable list with each stack.  That meant I also had to add a new way to have global variables.

I think I succeeded in my task.  For what it's worth, it was fun and educational.  After I gave up on the first misguided and overly complicated attempt, that is.  Wow, what a difference building the right foundation makes.  😊

You can find out more about Falsish here, and download the Python code from here.

Here is a sample program, written in Falsish:

\"Factorial of "." is: ".10,

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

No amnesty. Not now, not ever.

The Left is requesting "amnesty for me, but not for thee." Here is a quote from the Atlantic article.

"We have to put these fights aside and declare a pandemic amnesty. We can leave out the willful purveyors of actual misinformation while forgiving the hard calls that people had no choice but to make with imperfect knowledge."

Always remember that, to the Left, the truth is "misinformation".  

It's amusing that they actually believe that opinions have a completely random relationship to the truth.  
"Given the amount of uncertainty, almost every position was taken on every topic. And on every topic, someone was eventually proved right, and someone else was proved wrong. In some instances, the right people were right for the wrong reasons."

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

The Broken Science Initiative

 William Briggs, "Statistician To The Stars" is one of my daily blog reads.
This is worth your time.

The biggest problems in science today are:
Big money
The expansion team effect

Thursday, October 6, 2022

And the Nobel Prize for physics goes to...

 Alain Aspect, John Clauser, and Anton Zeilinger for their work in proving Bell's Theorem.

Of course, Bell's Theorem proves nothing, but that is beside the point.

Bell's Theorem ignores the probabilities of the outcomes happening, applying an equal probability to each - but only for the "classical" side of the argument. It therefore assumes it own conclusion, and then forces that to happen. When you assume that particles don't behave in the way they are known to behave, and then rigorously test them, of course they behave otherwise! 

Let me make an analogy: I hold in my hand a rock. When I toss it up, it may: 

1. Keep going up forever. 
2. Slow down and eventually stop.
3. Slow down then accelerate downwards. 

There are three possible outcomes, so each has probability 1/3. But wait! I imagine a fourth outcome.

4. Accelerate upwards ever faster. 

Now there are four possible outcomes, each with probability 1/4. But wait!  I imagine a fifth outcome.

5.  The rock will disappear in a puff of purple smoke.

Now there are five possibilities, each with a probability of 1/5.  That's logic!  And if I test it by actually throwing a real rock, and any outcome happens more than 1/5 of the time, then the world is inherently random and illogical, and the underlying science is inherently unknowable.

Do you see the error in this argument? I sincerely hope you do. Because this lies at the very heart of Bell's Theorem, and is the entire basis for his famous inequality.

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

More Bell's Inequality nonsense

 The YubTub channel 'Sixty Symbols' just did a video on Bell's Inequality.  There are quite a few of these out there.  They're all correct, as far as following the logic of Bell's Theorem goes.  That logic, however, is ridiculously bad.

Bell's Inequality (the essential point of Bell's Theorem), by the way, is the "proof" that quantum systems are inherently random, that entangled particles communicate instantaneously, and a several other bits of nonsense.

I now create a parody of the argument that Bell makes, using the exact same logic he employs, to point out the rampant silliness:

Let us suppose that I am standing on a basketball court, ball in hand.  I am at the three point line, and try to make that shot.  Logic states that I will either score, or miss.  This is a binary solution, with only two possible outcomes.  A 50/50 situation.  But when I actually try to do this, I only manage to score once in 50 tries.  That's a 2% probability.  2% is much less than the 50% predicted.  Contradiction!  Paradox!  Basketball is inherently illogical!

I'm not kidding.  That is the essence of Bell's Theorem, one of the fundamental papers in quantum science.