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Michael Valentine Jones
Yak DBA Kernel (pronounced Colonel)

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Posted - 02/17/2007 :  15:21:45  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Do you notice questions that show the poster is so far below the level of knowledge required that the question is "Not Even Stupid"?

Most don’t even get a response, or just a perfunctory "explain yourself"
http://www.sqlteam.com/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=79301
http://www.sqlteam.com/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=79299
http://www.sqlteam.com/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=79218
http://www.sqlteam.com/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=79106

What’s the best way to handle them? Ignore, ask for more info, tell them to learn SQL, post a link to Google, etc.?



Apologies to Wolfgang Pauli:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Not_even_wrong






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jhermiz
Flowing Fount of Yak Knowledge

USA
3564 Posts

Posted - 02/18/2007 :  01:07:10  Show Profile  Visit jhermiz's Homepage  Reply with Quote
There's only so much you can do. The past week was awful, I cant even count the number of times I asked a poster to post MORE information. I try to ignore :).


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Kristen
Test

United Kingdom
22415 Posts

Posted - 02/18/2007 :  03:57:20  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Next please!
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mwjdavidson
Aged Yak Warrior

United Kingdom
735 Posts

Posted - 02/19/2007 :  12:09:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Another classic example:
http://www.sqlteam.com/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=79339

p.s. Nice wikipedia link MVJ. I'm definitely going to adopt that expression in the workplace!

Mark
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jezemine
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Posted - 02/19/2007 :  15:43:03  Show Profile  Visit jezemine's Homepage  Reply with Quote
the "not even wrong" quote has been made famous recently from this blog and accompanying book: http://www.math.columbia.edu/~woit/wordpress/

it's a much needed criticism of the string theorists and how they are sucking up scarce resources from physics research budgets with what I would call "mathematical philosophy". it's not science.




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Michael Valentine Jones
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Posted - 02/19/2007 :  16:10:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by jezemine

the "not even wrong" quote has been made famous recently from this blog and accompanying book: http://www.math.columbia.edu/~woit/wordpress/

it's a much needed criticism of the string theorists and how they are sucking up scarce resources from physics research budgets with what I would call "mathematical philosophy". it's not science.




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String theory will soon explain everything. That's what they said on PBS, so it must be true.





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jezemine
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Posted - 02/19/2007 :  16:31:06  Show Profile  Visit jezemine's Homepage  Reply with Quote
classical mechanics explained everything until the ultraviolet catastrophe...


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Kristen
Test

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Posted - 02/19/2007 :  17:10:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
"String theory will soon explain everything"

How does String Theory explain Recursion?!
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Michael Valentine Jones
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Posted - 02/19/2007 :  17:43:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Kristen

"String theory will soon explain everything"

How does String Theory explain Recursion?!



I think it's fairly obvious.

http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2001hep.th...10009A
Pseudo-Cuntz Algebra and Recursive FP Ghost System in String Theory
"Representation of the algebra of FP (anti)ghosts in string theory is studied by generalizing the recursive fermion system in the Cuntz algebra constructed previously. For that purpose, the pseudo-Cuntz algebra, which is a *-algebra generalizing the Cuntz algebra and acting on indefinite-metric vector spaces, is introduced. The algebra of FP (anti)ghosts in string theory is embedded into the pseudo-Cuntz algebra recursively in two different ways. Restricting a certain permutation representation of the pseudo-Cuntz algebra, representations of these two recursive FP ghost systems are obtained. With respect to the zero-mode operators of FP (anti)ghosts, it is shown that one corresponds to the four-dimensional representation found recently by one of the present authors (M. Abe) and Nakanishi, while the other corresponds to the two-dimensional one by Kato and Ogawa."






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Kristen
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Posted - 02/19/2007 :  17:56:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Typical, isn't it:

"Pseudo-Cuntz Algebra" is either 2-dimensional or 4-dimensional.

Yeah, I got the 2-dimensional version , like every one else, off the top-shelf in the newsagent when I was in Junior school, and now you are offering 4-dimensional - when I'm sure my imagination only needs the 3-dimensional version!

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jezemine
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Posted - 02/19/2007 :  18:48:12  Show Profile  Visit jezemine's Homepage  Reply with Quote
mmmmmmm.... cuntz algebra

seriously, that abstract is a great example of how the string theorists have gone off the deep end. Not a word of it makes sense to me, and I am a (former) physicist!


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Edited by - jezemine on 02/19/2007 18:50:28
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Kristen
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Posted - 02/20/2007 :  01:20:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
"I think it's fairly obvious"

I'm still chuckling ...
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Michael Valentine Jones
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Posted - 02/20/2007 :  04:43:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by jezemine

mmmmmmm.... cuntz algebra

seriously, that abstract is a great example of how the string theorists have gone off the deep end. Not a word of it makes sense to me, and I am a (former) physicist!


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They're just fiddling around with their pseudo-Cuntz.



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spirit1
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Posted - 02/20/2007 :  05:51:53  Show Profile  Visit spirit1's Homepage  Reply with Quote
ROTFLOL!!





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Kristen
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Posted - 02/20/2007 :  07:37:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sounds like G-string theory to me ...
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JimL
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Posted - 02/23/2007 :  09:59:12  Show Profile  Visit JimL's Homepage  Reply with Quote
And again in true SQL team form we have pulled this topic down to the gutter.

LOL

Jim
Users <> Logic
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X002548
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Posted - 02/23/2007 :  11:50:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by JimL

And again in true SQL team form we have pulled this topic down to the gutter.

LOL

Jim
Users <> Logic



Or up, depending on your point of view



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elwoos
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Posted - 02/28/2007 :  04:12:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm sure if someone explained what a
quote:
zero-mode operator
is it would all suddenly make sense BOL just comes up with the Errors 3000 - 3999 page, maybe that's the problem


steve

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Don't worry head. The computer will do all the thinking from now on.
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jezemine
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Posted - 02/28/2007 :  09:47:20  Show Profile  Visit jezemine's Homepage  Reply with Quote
i'll venture a guess that "zero-mode" means "ground state". so a zero mode operators would be operators that create and destroy particles in their ground states. just a guess.




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Michael Valentine Jones
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Posted - 02/28/2007 :  10:02:00  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I hate when these topics deteriorate into discussions of theoretical physics.



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jezemine
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Posted - 02/28/2007 :  12:02:02  Show Profile  Visit jezemine's Homepage  Reply with Quote
yea, let's get back to pseudo-cuntz. although I have to say I prefer the real thing...


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