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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Archer & Lana Captured by North Koreans

Aphrodite IX (Character) - Comic Vine

Aphrodite IX (Character) - Comic Vine



CHARACTER » Aphrodite IX appears in 34 issues.

Aphrodite IX is a beautiful gynoid assassin whose memory is purged after every hit to protect herself and her masters. Eventually becoming self-aware, she surpasses her programming and rebels against those using her.





8 Things You Might Not Know About Attila the Hun - History Lists

8 Things You Might Not Know About Attila the Hun - History Lists




Teaching Machines To Drive With Grand Theft Auto | Popular Science

Teaching Machines To Drive With Grand Theft Auto | Popular Science



Of course if the machine learning program does hit a pedestrian, and manages to get stars, it might learn a lot of lessons we don't want it learning. Grand Theft Auto's police force has more of a shoot first approach to law enforcement.
It would be pretty disheartening for an AI system to learn that pulling over for the cops is dangerous. This is how you get Skynet.


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Can You Mix a Pre-Workout With Whey Protein? | Healthy Eating | SF Gate

Can You Mix a Pre-Workout With Whey Protein? | Healthy Eating | SF Gate



About Whey Protein

Whey protein is contained in whey, the liquid that is separated from the curds in cheese production. It is used in sports supplements because of its fast digestion rate. Whey protein is also used in infant formulas, medical nutrition supplements and as a food ingredient.

Benefits of Whey Protein Pre-Workout

Some research says pre-workout amino acids help speed up protein synthesis. Whey has been shown to increase protein synthesis when taken before and after a bout of resistance training. However, it was not clear if the effects were the result of taking whey before the workout, after it or both. A study published in 2010 in "Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise" found that exercisers who took whey protein prior to resistance training had a higher metabolic rate up to 48 hours after training than did the group that had no pre-workout whey.


Ingredient Interaction

The most common ingredients found in pre-workout supplement are caffeine, creatine and amino acids like L-arginine, beta-alanine, branched-chain amino acids, taurine and tyrosine. None of these ingredients interferes with the absorption of whey, or vice versa, to a significant degree.

Possible Problems

One potential problem when consuming any food, beverage or supplement pre-workout is cramping. Consider using more water than is called for in the supplement mixing directions to dilute the drink, allowing for easier digestion.


Dear Castro Apologists: Your Ethical Relativism Is Inexcusable

Dear Castro Apologists: Your Ethical Relativism Is Inexcusable

A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on. - Winston Churchill - BrainyQuote

A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on. - Winston Churchill - BrainyQuote



A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on. 



Winston Churchill





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Monday, November 28, 2016

There is an Archer episode where everything is the same, but Archer is now a velociraptor - Album on Imgur

There is an Archer episode where everything is the same, but Archer is now a velociraptor - Album on Imgur

6 Amazing Cooking Tricks

Squaring the Circle with Phi - The Golden Ratio: Phi, 1.618

Squaring the Circle with Phi - The Golden Ratio: Phi, 1.618



Even before the foundations of the Great Pyramids were laid men have tried to “square the circle.” That is, in a finite number of steps, construct a square and a circle that are precisely equal in area using only the most primitive instruments; namely, an unmarked compass & straightedge. Some of the greatest men in all of history have attempted to solve this ancient riddle. They have included mathematicians, architects, politicians, artists, musicians, philosophers, astronomers and theologians.
The task was finally “proven impossible” in 1882 when Lindemann showed that pi was a transcendental number. In other words, it cannot be calculated as the root of a polynomial equation with rational coeffecients. Hence, the decimal values of pi are infinite, and since it is not possible to construct the square root of an infinite number, it is therefore “impossible” to square the circle with exact precision. One can only hope to come close.
Christopher Ricci has recently discovered an elegant method which comes about as close as it gets. The technique is extraordinary in that it employs a royal parade of three successive Phi constructions that ultimately converge on the same ratio attained by the well known equation: Phi Squared/5 = Pi/6. The procedure is outlined below.
Download the Squaring the Circle with the Golden Ratio pdf file or visit The Circle is Squared to explore the steps at your own leisure.
If we consider the Red Square as a unit square (Side = 1; Area = 1), the following calculations will result:
Golden Square: Side = Phi (1.618033988); Area = Phi Squared (2.618033986).
Golden Circle: Radius = (0.91287093); Radius Squared = (.833333334). Area = (2.61799388).
With respect to the area, there is virtually no difference between these two shapes. Measured in inches the difference is literally microscopic. And even if we convert them into square feet, the difference would remain undetectable by the naked eye. The area of the Golden Circle subtracted from the area of the Golden Square would be a miniscule .0057751 square inches. Converted to metric = a little over 144 sq. microns. This would enclose an area of 12.111 X 12.111 microns; which is roughly the size of two red blood cells.
As far as linear measurement is concerned, this construction yields a very tight approximation for pi as well; (3.141640784). [Note: The math for this is located on Figure #13 in the pdf file]. This is 99.85% accurate for true pi.  To illustrate just how significant this is we would need to enlarge the shapes astronomically. Imagine, for example, you have a planet with a diameter of a thousand miles. According to pi it would take a car racing along at 60 mph more than 52 hours & 21 minutes to circumnavigate the globe at its equator. If we were to extrapolate our travel time using Phi instead, the difference between the two times would be less than three seconds! Now that’s impressive no matter how you slice it.
The fact that we can attain such a high degree of precision without the aid of modern tools and in so few steps sets this construction apart from some of even the most ingenious techniques. If you have any comments or would like to discuss this further with Chris, you may contact him at Ricci1.1107207@yahoo.com
Thanks go to for Chris Ricci for his passion and dedication in developing this innovative response to a classic geometric challenge, finding another way to relate phi to pi and for sharing it first with GoldenNumber.net.

.avi bezhukhov ❄ on Twitter: "A link. He asked for a link. https://t.co/vNrys7Sj1X"

.avi bezhukhov ❄ on Twitter: "A link. He asked for a link. https://t.co/vNrys7Sj1X"

In a Terrific Irony, Income Inquality Helped Defeat Hillary Clinton | The Resurgent

In a Terrific Irony, Income Inquality Helped Defeat Hillary Clinton | The Resurgent



According to the Brookings analysis, the less-than-500 counties that Clinton won nationwide combined to generate 64 percent of America’s economic activity in 2015. The more-than-2,600 counties that Trump won combined to generate 36 percent of the country’s economic activity last year.
Got that?
Clinton won less than 500 counties, parishes, and boroughs out of a total of 3,142 in the entire nation. Those counties and county-equivalents generate 64% of American economic activity. They are urban centers and they are coastal, rich elites. In other words, the people who the Democrats keep saying are being left behind in the American economy blamed the Democrats for being left behind and voted accordingly.
The Democrats’ response is to label them all fools, racists, and bigots. Sure, the alt-right proves there is some of that. But we are not talking about 2600+ counties of fools, racists, and bigots. We are talking about people who Barack Obama could exclude from his coalition as he sought to fundamentally transform America. Many of them voted for him, but by the time Hillary Clinton came along they had enough of the change.




The fact is that a large number of counties won by Barack Obama were lost by Hillary Clinton. Those counties were not suddenly more racist, but they were certainly financially less secure by 2016. The very policies the Democrats have enacted to combat income inequality have not only made it worse, but transformed into paternalistic one-size-fits all policies Americans have historically rejected.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Eidolon (album) - Wikipedia

Eidolon (album) - Wikipedia



Venezolanisima on Twitter: "ESTO ES MUY CIERTO. https://t.co/P2AhPY0Sm9"

Venezolanisima on Twitter: "ESTO ES MUY CIERTO. https://t.co/P2AhPY0Sm9"

Martel: Fidel Castro Is Dead. This Changes Nothing. - Breitbart

Martel: Fidel Castro Is Dead. This Changes Nothing. - Breitbart



Cubans would rather risk being eaten by sharks, shoot themselves with firearms, and drink bleach than live in a Cuba run by Raúl, not Fidel, Castro.
Fidel Castro’s disappearance from public life did nothing to help the prisoners of conscience, their wives and mothers praying on Havana’s streets, the silenced artists shouting their names, or their starving children. Hours after Castro’s death, the oppression has already begun: Raúl has announced nine days of forced “mourning” for his brother.
While the celebration is a long time coming, the work of rebuilding what the Castros are still endeavoring to destroy, and educating the ignorant who dismiss that destruction, remains nowhere near done. Bang your pots and pans and wave the flag high above Versailles today, my brothers, but tomorrow, the struggle continues.

Martel: Fidel Castro Is Dead. This Changes Nothing. - Breitbart

Martel: Fidel Castro Is Dead. This Changes Nothing. - Breitbart



Raúl Castro is in power now. I know this because he is the one ordering the beatings, arbitrary arrests, and torture of Christian women. Castro is the one pocketing 92 percent of the salaries of Cuban workers employed by foreign companies. He has maintained this system and exacerbated its brutality so much that 500 percent more people have risked their lives on the high seas to flee between 2011 and today (Raúl took over in 2008).

Martel: Fidel Castro Is Dead. This Changes Nothing. - Breitbart

Martel: Fidel Castro Is Dead. This Changes Nothing. - Breitbart



Fidel Castro presided over the cultural genocide of his own people – or, at least, that was the goal, employing the firing squad liberally against “counter-revolutionaries;” sending Jehovah’s Witnesses, LGBT Cubans, and other undesirables to concentration camps; punishing those with visas out of the country (“maggots,” the Communists affectionately called them) with agricultural “volunteer” work – work that he, a well-off law student, had never dreamed of doing himself.

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