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by marsh8472
Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Decision making when infected with Ransomware
Replies: 6
Views: 1012

Re: Decision making when infected with Ransomware

What's the right way people should respond if they are infected with ransomware? Is there one 'right' way? The decision making process is the exact same in all situations. In that a decision is made depended upon the specific situation and all of the variables involved. And, what one person would d...
by marsh8472
Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Decision making when infected with Ransomware
Replies: 6
Views: 1012

Re:

Stop storing valuable shit on hard drives. ...but, if you do, and get ransom-wared... Wipe the disk clean, keep your money, and *ahem* stop storing valuable shit on hard drives. Paper is your friend...pencils, pens, typewriters are your friends...file cabinets are your friends...photo albums are yo...
by marsh8472
Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Decision making when infected with Ransomware
Replies: 6
Views: 1012

Decision making when infected with Ransomware

What's the right way people should respond if they are infected with ransomware? Say they become infected, all of their files become encrypted, no backups are available to fix it, and the files cannot be decrypted without a decryption key which only the attacker has. The files could be very importan...
by marsh8472
Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Is 0.9999... really the same as 1?
Replies: 117
Views: 14037

Re: Is 0.9999... really the same as 1?

Given that 0.9999... can be rewritten as lim x->infinity of f(x) where f(x) = 1 - 10^(-x) and the definition of limit being for every real number ε > 0, there exists a natural number N such that for all x > N, we have | f(x) − L | < ε. By the definition of limit and by the definition of "0.9999..." ...
by marsh8472
Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Is 0.9999... really the same as 1?
Replies: 117
Views: 14037

Re: Is 0.9999... really the same as 1?

But should 0.99999... even be considered a real number? It's a series that has no end so how can a value be obtained without an ending to the series? According to the definition, real numbers is a set of all rational and irrational numbers. A rational number is one that can be written as a fraction...
by marsh8472
Sat Mar 04, 2017 3:27 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Is 0.9999... really the same as 1?
Replies: 117
Views: 14037

Re: Is 0.9999... really the same as 1?

An intuitive way of understanding why 0.99999999...... = 1 is that it is not possible to create a number between the two.. i.e. there is no way of having a number that is larger than 0.99999999.... and yet smaller than 1. So the two descriptions must be of the same number. But should 0.99999... eve...
by marsh8472
Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Is 0.9999... really the same as 1?
Replies: 117
Views: 14037

Re: Is 0.9999... really the same as 1?

If you tell me exactly what you mean by each of the symbols in the expression .999... = 1 I'll tell you whether it's true or false. Some examples: * If the symbols have their usual meaning as defined standard math, then it's true. It's a theorem that can be derived step by step from first principle...
by marsh8472
Fri Mar 03, 2017 6:24 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Is 0.9999... really the same as 1?
Replies: 117
Views: 14037

Is 0.9999... really the same as 1?

I've gone back and forth on this issue and am curious what the general public thinks about the answer given my reservations about it. Firstly there's something called the Archimedean property or Archimedean axiom which states that there's no such thing as infinity or an infinitesimal real numbers. I...
by marsh8472
Fri Mar 03, 2017 6:00 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Consciousness vs Interpretation of Consciousness
Replies: 5
Views: 1158

Consciousness vs Interpretation of Consciousness

If our consciousness can be reduced to information processing in the brain, would that same processing simulated on a computer be considered equally conscious? (assume yes for this discussion) Computers compute by manipulating data which we can then interpret as computed. An example of what I mean i...
by marsh8472
Mon Mar 09, 2015 4:44 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Planet Fitness Transgender Issue
Replies: 2
Views: 844

Planet Fitness Transgender Issue

http://www.cnn.com/2015/03/07/living/feat-planet-fitness-transgender-member/index.html I'm curious about the opinions on this story. Should a transgender male who looks like a male be allowed in the woman's bathroom? And would a woman be violating planet fitness's judgement-free zone policy by compl...
by marsh8472
Tue Feb 10, 2015 4:08 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Are the Three Laws of Logic correct?
Replies: 52
Views: 9158

Re: Are the Three Laws of Logic correct?

Our perception of reality comes with many illusions. Besides the obvious ones like optical illusions, there are things like color, sound, and other qualia that leave us with the impression that this is how the universe really appears. Along with other (arguably) illusions such as free will, dualism,...
by marsh8472
Mon Feb 09, 2015 5:46 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Are the Three Laws of Logic correct?
Replies: 52
Views: 9158

Re: Are the Three Laws of Logic correct?

1) The Law of Identity - An apple is an apple 2) The Law of Non-Contradiction - an apple is not a non-apple 3) The Law of Excluded Middle - it is either true or false that I just ate an apple Can any of these be shown to be correct without referring back to them to do it? One has to be rather unint...
by marsh8472
Sun Feb 08, 2015 5:00 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Are the Three Laws of Logic correct?
Replies: 52
Views: 9158

Re: Are the Three Laws of Logic correct?

1) The Law of Identity - An apple is an apple 2) The Law of Non-Contradiction - an apple is not a non-apple 3) The Law of Excluded Middle - it is either true or false that I just ate an apple Can any of these be shown to be correct without referring back to them to do it? They are axioms and most w...
by marsh8472
Sun Feb 08, 2015 12:07 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Are the Three Laws of Logic correct?
Replies: 52
Views: 9158

Are the Three Laws of Logic correct?

1) The Law of Identity - An apple is an apple
2) The Law of Non-Contradiction - an apple is not a non-apple
3) The Law of Excluded Middle - it is either true or false that I just ate an apple

Can any of these be shown to be correct without referring back to them to do it?
by marsh8472
Sun Feb 01, 2015 9:08 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Sacrificing of the handicapped
Replies: 2
Views: 930

Sacrificing of the handicapped

I live on a high floor in a tall building. One time our fire alarm went off which disables the elevators and we were told to take the stairs downstairs. For whatever reason while going down this long flight of stairs there was a handicapped person with crutches taking the stairs causing a lot of bac...