[2019-03-21] Game

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Re: [2019-03-21] Game

by AlixeTiir » Thu Apr 30, 2020 3:25 am

RyanW wrote:
Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:39 pm
AlixeTiir wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:28 pm
RyanW wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:18 am
Any other flying requires some level of certification or license, which universally requires the ability to speak English.
[citation needed]
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well played

Re: [2019-03-21] Game

by RyanW » Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:39 pm

AlixeTiir wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:28 pm
RyanW wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:18 am
Any other flying requires some level of certification or license, which universally requires the ability to speak English.
[citation needed]
Image

Re: [2019-03-21] Game

by AlixeTiir » Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:28 pm

RyanW wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:18 am
Any other flying requires some level of certification or license, which universally requires the ability to speak English.
[citation needed]

Re: [2019-03-21] Game

by RyanW » Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:18 am

I was thinking a gorilla could fly an ultralight, but if there is a human aboard it is carrying a passenger (thus not an ultralight), and if there is no human aboard it's an unmanned aircraft (thus not an ultralight).

After careful research, I've found two circumstances in which gorillas can fly within the US:

1) in a dual control aircraft with a certified flight instructor.
2) with special exemption from the Secretary of Transportation under 49 U.S.C. §44807, waiving pilot certification requirements for unmanned aircraft over 55 pounds loaded.

Any other flying requires some level of certification or license, which universally requires the ability to speak English.

Re: [2019-03-21] Game

by hmijail » Mon Apr 20, 2020 4:42 am

If it helps, in highschool a teacher insisted to me that it was impossible to scream underwater, and that even if one could, the sound wouldn't be audible by other people underwater. (o~o)

Re: [2019-03-21] Game

by NeatNit » Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:09 am

Capable Runt wrote:There is a precise combination of pitch, tone, and cadence in a person's voice that creates audible cues in speech and allows them to be understood by the listener.

It seems obvious enough, but I've had a professor hit me with a [citation needed] on this. I'm still upset that I had to find proof that "people have recognizable voices."
Maybe your professor has the voice equivalent of prosopagnosia (= face blindness) [Edit: the voice equivalent is called Phonagnosia], and wants to make sure you're not bullshitting him :P

Re: [2019-03-21] Game

by Capable Runt » Mon Apr 01, 2019 2:39 am

There is a precise combination of pitch, tone, and cadence in a person's voice that creates audible cues in speech and allows them to be understood by the listener.

It seems obvious enough, but I've had a professor hit me with a [citation needed] on this. I'm still upset that I had to find proof that "people have recognizable voices."

Re: [2019-03-21] Game

by AlixeTiir » Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:28 pm

hmijail wrote:
SMOS wrote:An ethogram of observed Gorilla behavior. Does not include flying. Unless you include a reference to flight or fight responses.

http://pin.primate.wisc.edu/aboutp/beha ... llas2.html
Just because the behavior hasn't been observed doesn't mean that it isn't possible. Case in point: the slow loris was discovered to be venomous only in 1990, even though the folklore had said so for centuries: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slow_loris#Venom
https://s3.amazonaws.com/academia.edu.d ... _of_th.pdf

"...gorillas are regarded as specialized terrestrial folivores..."
Emphasis mine

Re: [2019-03-21] Game

by hmijail » Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:41 am

SMOS wrote:An ethogram of observed Gorilla behavior. Does not include flying. Unless you include a reference to flight or fight responses.

http://pin.primate.wisc.edu/aboutp/beha ... llas2.html
Just because the behavior hasn't been observed doesn't mean that it isn't possible. Case in point: the slow loris was discovered to be venomous only in 1990, even though the folklore had said so for centuries: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slow_loris#Venom

Re: [2019-03-21] Game

by SMOS » Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:47 am

An ethogram of observed Gorilla behavior. Does not include flying. Unless you include a reference to flight or fight responses.

http://pin.primate.wisc.edu/aboutp/beha ... llas2.html

Re: [2019-03-21] Game

by dorwinrin » Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:58 am

CCsF_S wrote:It strikes me that most of the prompts in this game would be negatives: planets are not safe for human consumption, lego minifigs are not good pack animals, etc.

I'm really struggling to think of an example that isn't counterfactual.
Peeling a banana is significantly easier than peeling an apple (citation needed).

Re: [2019-03-21] Game

by dorwinrin » Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:54 am

Tracy Hall wrote:It didn't take long to find this, either: "Birds and bats are the only extant vertebrate taxa that have achieved flight."

from: http://jeb.biologists.org/content/203/20/3045
Are you making the assumption that gorillas belong to an extant vertebrate taxa? Citation needed.

Re: [2019-03-21] Game

by Tracy Hall » Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:05 am

It didn't take long to find this, either: "Birds and bats are the only extant vertebrate taxa that have achieved flight."

from: http://jeb.biologists.org/content/203/20/3045

Re: [2019-03-21] Game

by NeatNit » Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:28 pm

CCsF_S wrote:It strikes me that most of the prompts in this game would be negatives: planets are not safe for human consumption, lego minifigs are not good pack animals, etc.

I'm really struggling to think of an example that isn't counterfactual.
Try: some paintings are blue.

It might not be that hard, I haven't checked.

Edit: Since I'm obsessed with having this for each new comic:
https://www.smbc-comics.com/comic/game

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We need a science olympics for this sort of thing. Other tasks - who can fill out paperwork fastest? Who can p-hack best?

Re: [2019-03-21] Game

by CCsF_S » Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:35 pm

It strikes me that most of the prompts in this game would be negatives: planets are not safe for human consumption, lego minifigs are not good pack animals, etc.

I'm really struggling to think of an example that isn't counterfactual.

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