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(Daily Mail)   After studying the behavior of wild pack animals, scientists can now predict with 99% accuracy where gang fights will occur   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 86
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2013-03-27 03:25:19 AM  

jdmac: Abacus9: UsikFark: Abacus9: The incredible thing is that a line is two dimensional.

FAIL.

A line has infinitesimal volume, like your dick.

A line has zero volume, zero area. Zero width, zero length.
/like yours (I keed).

Actually length is the one thing that a line does have, it is actually it's only characteristic.


D'oh! I meant to say "zero width, zero height". Of course it has length, but you could always reposition a 3-dimensional coordinate system so that the line is along the y-axis, meaning it would have height rather than length, but it doesn't matter really. Length, height and width are all subjective terms we use to describe the same thing, just in different dimensions.
 
2013-03-27 03:52:35 AM  
BTW all lines are of infinite length. Line segments are shorter.
 
2013-03-27 04:38:51 AM  
What is this thread all about?
 
2013-03-27 04:43:25 AM  

MadAzza: What is this thread all about?


Well it WAS about scientist predicting gang fights, with a few comments comparing people and animals, then one successful troll turned it into a discussion about geometric lines.
 
2013-03-27 04:43:56 AM  

teenage mutant ninja rapist: After school by the monkey bars?


i304.photobucket.com

Pictured are F13 gang monkeys.
They aren't nearly as dangerous as F5 monkeys which keep reloading and hitting you again and again, but they are formidable nonetheless.
 
2013-03-27 04:45:11 AM  
Did I mention that is one of the things I love about Fark?
 
2013-03-27 05:24:56 AM  
i have trouble understanding what mules and donkeys have to do with gang warfare.
 
2013-03-27 05:59:16 AM  
 www.hollywoodreporter.com
 
2013-03-27 05:59:55 AM  

Abacus9: Did I mention that is one of the things I love about Fark?


Definitely better than the stupid Walmart thread/article I just visited.
 
2013-03-27 06:28:31 AM  

Abacus9: MadAzza: What is this thread all about?

Well it WAS about scientist predicting gang fights, with a few comments comparing people and animals, then one successful troll turned it into a discussion about geometric lines.


Line SEGMENTS.

/ironic?
 
2013-03-27 06:29:40 AM  

divx88:


Don't touch the hair.
 
2013-03-27 06:31:21 AM  
If we outlawed bandanas, there wouldn't be gangs, right?
 
2013-03-27 06:38:31 AM  

mike_d85: Abacus9: MadAzza: What is this thread all about?

Well it WAS about scientist predicting gang fights, with a few comments comparing people and animals, then one successful troll turned it into a discussion about geometric lines.

Line SEGMENTS.

/ironic?


Segments plural? I thought we were just talking about one plane old line segment.
 
2013-03-27 07:17:52 AM  
FTFA: "their predictions were almost exactly accurate"

Good at the maths, not so good with the Enlishes.
 
2013-03-27 07:28:18 AM  
And what would a Daily Fail article be without some shiat from the comments section?


Well if you teach kids (according to the government protected and funded, non-proven evolution theory) that we are animals, don't be suprised when they act like them. We have Charlie Darwin to thank for today's immoral, broken society.

- Steve, Kent, United Kingdom, 27/3/2013 09:14
 
2013-03-27 07:42:09 AM  

They can predict when gang members will act like animals?


i220.photobucket.com
/Oblig
 
2013-03-27 07:59:14 AM  
Hahahahah oh man... OK so basically, this mathematician played some games with numbers and came back with retardely obvious results.  Their only basic claim is that gang fights will occur close to the gangs home base, and typically at the point where two rival factions border each other.  Dhuuuurrrrrr.   its hilarious because everything will happen in greater occurance near their home... traffic accidents, meals, poops, whatever the fark you want to pick.

So this mathematician basically woke up, rolled over, and scribbled something he knows is obvious bullshiat to keep his funding, thinking to himself "hahaha ill trick all these morons into thinking I did work by using math references and examples"..... OR... he himself is one of those academics who's really not even remotely talented and has just BSed his way through life, but it works because everyone else is stupid too.

Either way... i am far from impressed.
 
2013-03-27 08:01:31 AM  
files.xboxic.com

Usualy where ever the buildings are red.
 
2013-03-27 08:19:34 AM  
Can they predict when gangs will break into fabulous musical numbers?
 
2013-03-27 08:40:36 AM  

sweater_pups: the issue here is that gang territories are typically smaller than a mile and the results say that 99% of crimes will occur within a mile of the oddly-named line. Of course they will. Predict the corner and the time and we'll have some insight.


Alonjar: this mathematician played some games with numbers and came back with retardely obvious results


If I drop 13 pins on a map of the neighborhood in question and draw lines on the 'borders' between them, the entire farking neighborhood is less than 1 mile from at least one of the lines.

So if I then predict that 99.8% of the fights will happen within one mile of the lines, but only 97.7% do, that means the fights are spilling out of the neighborhood and my methods suck at doing anything even remotely useful to help the police.

Who gave this farkwit money? And who's listening to him, beside the Daily Mail?
 
2013-03-27 09:02:39 AM  
If true, take his advice:

alicia-logic.com
 
2013-03-27 09:13:30 AM  

nrdgrl: meat0918: nrdgrl: So, the Daily Fail takes this:

What Can Bees Teach Us About Gang Warfare?

and rehashes it as:

How gang members behave like animals...

/To be fair, Daily Mail, we ALL behave "like animals."

Well, humans are animals.

We just get really touchy and upset when someone challenges the belief we are somehow special in the universe.

Let's face it, we're just really, really lucky.

Exactly. Humans are animals; therefore, technically, we all behave like animals. Somehow, however, I don't think the Daily Mail was making that particular point.



You and me, baby, ain't nothing but mammals.
 
2013-03-27 09:30:31 AM  
scientists can now predict with 99% accuracy where gang fights will occur

Near the watering holes, of course.
 
2013-03-27 10:03:55 AM  
On the basketball court, duhhh.

cf.drafthouse.com
 
2013-03-27 10:04:37 AM  
At the Supreme Court?

a.abcnews.com
 
2013-03-27 12:42:06 PM  

GAT_00: An anthropologist has applied predator-prey statistical models and mathematical models to study crime?  What, did he cite Beccaria too?


Becarria had some good ideas, but some of his fundamental notions were, I think, naive.
 
2013-03-27 07:20:42 PM  

iron de havilland: Can you explain how the boundaries of a 2-dimensional area can form anything other than a 1-dimensional line?


Wall.
 
2013-03-27 07:58:57 PM  

Abacus9: UsikFark:

The incredible thing is that a line is two dimensional.

FAIL.


Maybe UsikFark means a complex line has two real dimensions.

Or maybe not.
 
2013-03-27 08:01:19 PM  

Skywolf the Scribbler: iron de havilland: Can you explain how the boundaries of a 2-dimensional area can form anything other than a 1-dimensional line?

Wall.


Walls have 3 dimensions.

Lines have 1 - length.
 
2013-03-28 12:09:43 AM  

Skywolf the Scribbler: iron de havilland: Can you explain how the boundaries of a 2-dimensional area can form anything other than a 1-dimensional line?

Wall.


iron de havilland: Walls have 3 dimensions.

Lines have 1 - length.


Not to mention that a wall is the boundary for a 3-dimensional area.
 
2013-03-28 12:36:02 AM  
not always
 
2013-03-28 01:04:23 AM  

Abacus9: Skywolf the Scribbler: iron de havilland: Can you explain how the boundaries of a 2-dimensional area can form anything other than a 1-dimensional line?

Wall.

iron de havilland: Walls have 3 dimensions.

Lines have 1 - length.

Not to mention that a wall is the boundary for a 3-dimensional area.


Not always.  The Great Wall of China comes to mind.
 
2013-03-28 01:55:08 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Abacus9: Skywolf the Scribbler: iron de havilland: Can you explain how the boundaries of a 2-dimensional area can form anything other than a 1-dimensional line?

Wall.

iron de havilland: Walls have 3 dimensions.

Lines have 1 - length.

Not to mention that a wall is the boundary for a 3-dimensional area.

Not always.  The Great Wall of China comes to mind.


Are you saying that the Great Wall bounds a 2-dimensional area?
 
2013-03-28 02:22:04 AM  
on a map, for example
 
2013-03-28 03:00:06 AM  

Popular Opinion: on a map, for example


Of course on a map, the Wall wouldn't be 3-dimensional, would it?
 
2013-03-28 01:40:30 PM  

Abacus9: Popular Opinion: on a map, for example

Of course on a map, the Wall wouldn't be 3-dimensional, would it?


Not impossible. Ever played the game of Life?
 
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