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PostThu Nov 14, 2019 11:00 pm 
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Here's my total as*h$%#, know-it-all post of the day smile.gif :

Damian wrote:
Unlike Kinetic Knife, whose kineticness is defined by it's mass times its velocity squared, then multiplied by one half.

Wrong order of operations above. It matters. Use 1/2mv^2, no parenthesis.

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Besides, it's 'its,' hoser.

True, Damian's use of the contraction was inappropriate. But 'its and its' do not exist. The possessive pronoun form is simply its--just as you would use his or hers. Again, it's is used only for the contraction it is.
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PostThu Nov 14, 2019 11:05 pm 
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The real crime here is pounding 4 nails into that tree.

But really this seems bogus too me. When something scares people they fill in the blanks in their mind with fallacy, it's natural they can't help it.

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PostThu Nov 14, 2019 11:06 pm 
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Pahoehoe wrote:
Calling the police when something suspicious like car prowling at a trailhead is actually happening is different than posting flyers with a vague description of a type of person that might have had a weapon and might have followed a person to maybe take his wallet and keys and suggesting they call the police if they see these vaguely described people.

Doesn't seem different to me- I gave a pretty vague description of the type of person who might have been prowling cars and might have broken a window. In retrospect I should have posted a flyer- could have helped someone new to this region that was unaware of the high level of property crime.

What would be the motivation to post these signs assuming the story is made up? To disparage smokers? Seems far more likely to me someone got rattled encountering some of the plentiful tweakers that inhabit these parts. I'd guess the creeps chickened out of their genius plan.
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PostFri Nov 15, 2019 1:06 am 
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Keep in mind these low brow types that are being called into question here may be smokin those meths to a point where they are perfectly capable of smokin those cigs while moving uphill at a decent clip. Even chain smokin'!

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PostFri Nov 15, 2019 7:25 am 
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uww wrote:
Pahoehoe wrote:
Calling the police when something suspicious like car prowling at a trailhead is actually happening is different than posting flyers with a vague description of a type of person that might have had a weapon and might have followed a person to maybe take his wallet and keys and suggesting they call the police if they see these vaguely described people.

Doesn't seem different to me- I gave a pretty vague description of the type of person who might have been prowling cars and might have broken a window. In retrospect I should have posted a flyer- could have helped someone new to this region that was unaware of the high level of property crime.

What would be the motivation to post these signs assuming the story is made up? To disparage smokers? Seems far more likely to me someone got rattled encountering some of the plentiful tweakers that inhabit these parts. I'd guess the creeps chickened out of their genius plan.

Well for one, if you ACTUALLY saw someone car prowling that's different.

A sign that says cars have been broken into here, be vigilant would be ok, too.

Saying I saw a guy that looked like this (vaguely describe a demographic, not a specific person) that might have had a weapon and might have followed mr to maybe steal my wallet and keys.  Call 911 if you see these persons, but the description is basically a whole demographic.

This is wrong for lots of reasons.
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PostFri Nov 15, 2019 8:25 am 
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Brian R wrote:
Wrong order of operations above. It matters. Use 1/2mv^2, no parenthesis.

No it's mV**2 times one half.  Read the commutative  and associate rules for potential knife.

And people who use an ^ have no **'s    moon.gif
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PostFri Nov 15, 2019 8:51 am 
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Brian R wrote:
Kim Brown wrote:
Besides, it's 'its,' hoser.

True, Damian's use of the contraction was inappropriate. But 'its and its' do not exist.

No, no, no, you have it all wrong. I didn't say "its' " is a word. The word "its" in my post is within a single quotation - 'its'.

I'm pretty happy about the banter & bullsh## in this thread. Reminds me of the old days before everyone had a stick shoved up their asses. I don't know what happened, and where the stick came from, but everyone's so serious all the damn time around here the last several years.

And to think Cascadeclimber started it all.  tongue.gif

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PostFri Nov 15, 2019 8:53 am 
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An inside joke I don't get, perhaps, as you are both saying the same thing, (m*v^2)/2.  Multiplication and division have equal precedence, so you go left to right.
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PostFri Nov 15, 2019 9:04 am 
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neek wrote:
Multiplication and division have equal precedence, so you go left to right.

This was long commonly accepted as truth.  It has recently been debunked as a hoax.
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PostFri Nov 15, 2019 9:09 am 
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Don't let the syntax and the exponent distract you from what really matters:  the base.
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PostFri Nov 15, 2019 9:12 am 
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Damian wrote:
This was long commonly accepted as truth.  It has recently been debunked as a hoax.

I thought this was recently confirmed in the media.  Oh wait...NYT?  OMG, you're right, clearly a hoax.  Chemtrails must be getting to me.
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PostFri Nov 15, 2019 9:46 am 
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42.

Q.E.D.

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PostFri Nov 15, 2019 9:55 am 
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Pahoehoe wrote:
Well for one, if you ACTUALLY saw someone car prowling that's different.

A sign that says cars have been broken into here, be vigilant would be ok, too.

Saying I saw a guy that looked like this (vaguely describe a demographic, not a specific person) that might have had a weapon and might have followed mr to maybe steal my wallet and keys.  Call 911 if you see these persons, but the description is basically a whole demographic.

This is wrong for lots of reasons.

I did not see someone ACTUALLY car prowling, just like the guy who posted the flyer did not see someone ACTAUALLY assualting or robbing. I came to my own conclusion and acted on it.

Why would making a sign that is less vague make it ok? My sign could have said I saw two guys in a red pickup that seemed to be messing with cars on this date. Why is that wrong?
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Kim Brown wrote:
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no way!
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PostFri Nov 15, 2019 7:19 pm 
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I did not see someone ACTUALLY car prowling, just like the guy who posted the flyer did not see someone ACTAUALLY assualting or robbing. I came to my own conclusion and acted on it.

Why would making a sign that is less vague make it ok? My sign could have said I saw two guys in a red pickup that seemed to be messing with cars on this date. Why is that wrong?

Did you post flyers saying if anyone sees a vehicle that might be an old medium sized pickup, possibly white, call 911?

That's my issue.

A sign saying please call 911 if you see suspicious activity would be fine.

Calling 911 when you see suspicious activity is fine.

A sign warning of something that actually happened with actual identifying features saying call 911 if seen would be fine.

A sign vaguely describing a demographic that might have had a weapon and might have been up to no good is not ok.
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