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Grand Lodge

Tag team fishing builds social bonds

Grand Lodge

Zeroing in on how birds detect the magnetic field of the earth

Osirion

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Historic Battleship Becoming Naval Museum in SoCal

Awesome article. I love those old battleships.

Taldor

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

She killed him because he didn't buy her a big enough gift!

WTH!?!?

I don't get people. If I get ANY gift, I say "Thank you". Even if I don't want it, I at least express gratitude and remember it truly is the thought that counts.

I've run into lots of ungrateful gift receivers, but...geez.

Osirion

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

German teen solves 300-year-old mathematical riddle posed by Sir Isaac Newton

As an engineer, I found this fascinating and look forward to reading more on this development.

Andoran

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Tales Subscriber

Zombie attack!

Qadira

Aberzombie wrote:

German teen solves 300-year-old mathematical riddle posed by Sir Isaac Newton

As an engineer, I found this fascinating and look forward to reading more on this development.

Being told there were maths problems with no solutions...I've run into those math teachers too. Told me you couldn't divide by zero. There is always a solution.

Andoran

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Tales Subscriber
yellowdingo wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:

German teen solves 300-year-old mathematical riddle posed by Sir Isaac Newton

As an engineer, I found this fascinating and look forward to reading more on this development.

Being told there were maths problems with no solutions...I've run into those math teachers too. Told me you couldn't divide by zero. There is always a solution.

Wha...? I'm a trained artilleryman, and I served as a Fire Direction Officer in a light unit (all manual gunnery) as well as a Fire Control Officer in a heavy rocket unit (all digital gunnery).

This problem was solved a long time ago.

Osirion

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. Only thing I can think of is they mean the exact path, like down to the millimeter precision. I'm gonna try and do a bit more research before I call it compeletely.

Andoran

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Tales Subscriber
Aberzombie wrote:
Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. Only thing I can think of is they mean the exact path, like down to the millimeter precision. I'm gonna try and do a bit more research before I call it compeletely.

I (and hundreds of officers each year) was specifically trained for six months in nothing but Artillery Calculus at the [Field Artillery] Fires Center of Excellence at Fort Sill.

For example, I can manually (no calculator) solve for the exact action in meters per second of a 98 square weight shell to an impact point. The calculation itself is to within .01 meters. Now...reality has a say in the observed effects because of minute differences in actual weight to the gram, atmospheric delta, etc., so we calculate in something called probable error in range and probable error in location--which looks a lot like photon scatter.

Nonetheless, we solve for firing location, target location (including deflection and azimuth, altitude, etc.), weather effects (meteorology: pressures, temperature, wind, precipitation, etc.), rotation of the earth, gravity, piece-data (individual muzzle velocity in m/s, which is different for each artillery piece, a lot like a fingerprint), and munitions data (weights, fuze types, temperature of powder, type of powder, etc.).

Maybe the news report is a bit incomplete. I looked around, but couldn't actually find his solution or his paper anywhere.

Osirion

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber
Andrew Turner wrote:


Maybe the news report is a bit incomplete. I looked around, but couldn't actually find his solution or his paper anywhere.

Exactly. I'm hoping someone will at least come up with a more detailed report of what this kid supposedly developed.

Taldor

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It's nice to have a positive story sometimes.

Qadira

Ray Bradbury Died Today

Qadira

Black Box reveals Pilot down back of Plane having sex with stewardess when it crashed into the Atlantic in 2009

I'm recommending changes to Aviation Regulations world wide: All future flights need a second off duty Pilot who is to travel on the plane at all times along with an airmarshal with a gun with instructions to shoot the pilot for leaving the Cockpit during flight and having sex with a stewardess.

Shadow Lodge

Fleetwood Mac's Bob Welch commits suicide

Sczarni

Smashing arthropods and how they crush the prey


Ric Flair: Spousal abuse victim?


TheWhiteknife wrote:
Ric Flair: Spousal abuse victim?

Ric does love the hellcats!

Sczarni

Better seed dispersal through chemistry

Lantern Lodge

Influenza is trickier than we realized

Lantern Lodge

The Transformer protein


TSA harassment sends rape victim to emergency room


Gap in policy forces woman to deport herself, reluctantly.
This is the only home she’s known, but Lauren Gray is “aging out” of visa, and system is slow to respond. It's only 9 years of paperwork so far.


Code Enforcement Officer Walks Into Home without warrant or any legal authorization.


Shootings near campus of Texas A&M apparently started with eviction notice


228,000 S.C. Medicaid records improperly accessed


Conn. homeowner wrongly billed $10,000+ for 25 years for streetlights

Andoran

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Tales Subscriber

Valedictory includes the word 'hell'; valedictorian denied diploma

I didn't know 'hell' was a profanity.

Silver Crusade

2 people marked this as a favorite.

For a school whose mascot is the "Red Devils", I find their objections perplexing.

Shadow Lodge

Andrew Turner wrote:

Valedictory includes the word 'hell'; valedictorian denied diploma

I didn't know 'hell' was a profanity.

To my parents "heck" is. But this is the first time I've seen or heard of a public organization objecting to either.

Taldor

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Tales Subscriber

Teenager develops superior pancreatic cancer test. My new favourite 15 year-old.

Andoran

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Chinese Judge Hates Children

That's my headline for this travesty of justice. What system allows such a thing?


Tragedy in Midland/Odessa where I grew up.

link


Rare Direct Image Reveals "Super-Jupiter" Orbiting a Massive Star


SEAL Team Six Member Killed in Raid to Free Doctor


Pentagon Chief Leon Panetta has removed the ban on women serving combat roles.


Bitter Thorn wrote:
Pentagon Chief Leon Panetta has removed the ban on women serving combat roles.

beats spear against shield

May they shed much blood.


Freehold DM wrote:
Bitter Thorn wrote:
Pentagon Chief Leon Panetta has removed the ban on women serving combat roles.

beats spear against shield

May they shed much blood.

I hear this in Morbo's voice when I read it.


Soldiers' Mental Health Expert Takes Own Life


Preparations for Presidential Election in Iran Begin with Media Crackdown, Claims of Sedition


Navy Can't Scrap Ships But Can't Fix Them Either


Australia on fire and at the same time Australia under water.


Malala underwent two successful operations


I'm Commander Shepard and this is my favorite thread on Paizo.

Qadira

All hell breaks loose in California as Rogue Ex Cop goes on killing Spree.

Police manhunt Under Way

Killer Cop sends parcel to CNN

More on this

Civilians gunned down by trigger happy cops during manhunt


The headline on the last AP story has absolutely nothing to do with the story. They also claim that he has a select fire weapon. Any word on how he obtained that? God awful editing.


Bitter Thorn wrote:
The headline on the last AP story has absolutely nothing to do with the story. They also claim that he has a select fire weapon. Any word on how he obtained that? God awful editing.

he was a naval reservist. Maybe there?


yellowdingo wrote:

All hell breaks loose in California as Rogue Ex Cop goes on killing Spree.

Police manhunt Under Way

Killer Cop sends parcel to CNN

More on this

Civilians gunned down by trigger happy cops during manhunt

I live in the city the first killings took place in. It's the talk of the town here, as it were.

EDIT: That said, "all hell breaks loose" is going a little far. It's basically a normal couple of days here, if raining.

Qadira

Bitter Thorn wrote:
The headline on the last AP story has absolutely nothing to do with the story. They also claim that he has a select fire weapon. Any word on how he obtained that? God awful editing.

Actually it is three lines at the bottom of the third page...

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