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  1. Comment on The Stable Marriage Problem in ~life

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    Sure, I suppose that's true. But then maybe you can analyse the non-equilibrium behaviour, which could be interesting (I actually don't know, I've never looked into this in detail). Hey, random...

    Sure, I suppose that's true. But then maybe you can analyse the non-equilibrium behaviour, which could be interesting (I actually don't know, I've never looked into this in detail). Hey, random thought, add a driving term to the model (i.e. Add people to the population over time) and then see if there's an equilibrium solution.

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  2. Comment on The Stable Marriage Problem in ~life

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    I wager in principle it's not hard to add in modern complexities. Just add for some subset of populations have preferences for the same sex. Then in some sense it's just an extra loop to handle...

    I wager in principle it's not hard to add in modern complexities. Just add for some subset of populations have preferences for the same sex. Then in some sense it's just an extra loop to handle these pairings.

    Actually, you can start to get really complicated, adding in ace people, poly, enby etc. Simple models can always be extended.

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  3. Comment on Australian telescope maps new atlas of the universe in record speed in ~science

  4. Comment on Weekly coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - week of November 30 in ~health.coronavirus

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    So we've hit just about a month with zero new cases, zero deaths (one yesterday, first in a month) and I think no active cases. It's very exciting! Been a long hard road to get here. But...

    So we've hit just about a month with zero new cases, zero deaths (one yesterday, first in a month) and I think no active cases. It's very exciting! Been a long hard road to get here. But everything's opening up again, carefully. Things are mostly under control interstate and in NZ too.

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  5. Comment on A visit from The Great Internet Migratory Box of Electronics Junk in ~tech

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    It's such a fun idea! I might be interested.

    It's such a fun idea! I might be interested.

    3 votes
  6. Comment on Woolworths set to build one of Australia's biggest liquor stores near dry Darwin Aboriginal communities in ~news

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    That's an interesting observation, thanks. I think the point is the Bagot, Minmarama and Kulaluk communities don't want another one, even closer (within walking distance).

    That's an interesting observation, thanks. I think the point is the Bagot, Minmarama and Kulaluk communities don't want another one, even closer (within walking distance).

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  7. Comment on “Elves are Jews with pointy ears and gay magic”: White nationalist readings of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim in ~games

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    Another angle: Tolkein -> DnD -> TES. Can you trace race politics back to Tolkein? Actually, this has been discussed to some extent, except that people read dwarves as analagous to Jews.

    Another angle: Tolkein -> DnD -> TES. Can you trace race politics back to Tolkein? Actually, this has been discussed to some extent, except that people read dwarves as analagous to Jews.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on What's something you don't understand the appeal of? in ~talk

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    It reduces the role of the voice from the centre of the music to another instrument. The goal is to focus on texture, atmosphere, colour, rather than rhythm or melody. Why do I like it? Well, that...

    It reduces the role of the voice from the centre of the music to another instrument. The goal is to focus on texture, atmosphere, colour, rather than rhythm or melody.

    Why do I like it? Well, that kinda hits deep philosophy of matters of taste. It sounds good to me.

    21 votes
  9. Comment on Modern IDEs are magic. Why are so many coders still using Vim and Emacs? in ~comp

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    vi (and derivatives) and emacs are free software. Properly free. That's important. And it's not really that vi is my ide; the whole terminal is. It's fast, familiar, aesthetically minimal,...

    vi (and derivatives) and emacs are free software. Properly free. That's important.

    And it's not really that vi is my ide; the whole terminal is. It's fast, familiar, aesthetically minimal, extremely flexible and configurable, etc

    8 votes