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  • Proof help (prove that if a | b*c, then a | b or a | c)?

    Hello,

    I'm studying for a math test by writing proofs, and one of them was based off the claim that (for integers a, b, c), if a divides b * c, then a divides b or a divides c. Which looked easy at first to me, but I seem to have trouble when I try to tackle it.

    And no, this is not a homework question, I just don't like the fact I can't prove something so obvious and basic. So yeah, I'm a little rusty. ;)

    1 AnswerMathematics1 decade ago
  • Who is more likely to protect the barrier between Church and State?

    I did research on both Obama and McCain, and it seemed both didn't address this very well. Both say they are faithful (so much for appealing to agnostics and atheists), but I do have questions about their boundaries in their job. I highly value Skepticism, and I do not wish for this (faith in the federal government) to manifest as a problem later on.

    I don't want somebody who thinks praying to the peoples of the sky is a good solution. We need somebody who can make effective critical decisions off information and knowledge.

    2 AnswersPolitics1 decade ago
  • Outlook of candidates for 2012?

    Are the candidates of '12 likely to be a better or worse crew than '08? Or the same?

    7 AnswersPolitics1 decade ago
  • Starting OpenGL in C++?

    Where does the drawing code go into in a just-made windows selection of code? After registering the window? I'm trying to figure out the physical placement of my own code, and I still am not very familiar with the whole message-based stuff. Such as, does my drawing-specific code go into winProc or winMain?

    And another thing:

    Is there a way to not put my own code embedded into the code with the given Windows code? It seems so messy and in bad form, how would I go about putting my non-windows code into a separate #include file?

    1 AnswerProgramming & Design1 decade ago
  • Why is there so much anger in this country if the political sides all strive for the better of the US?

    Do not nearly all, if not all, of us contribute to the US, to the planet? Disagreement, yes it exists and is the blood of Democracy. But anger and prejudice is a whole other thing. Has not history told us over and over and over again to avoid prejudice?! How much have we all heard "All [liberals | conservatives | libertarians | other] are bad."?

    Predjudice. History needs a bigger hammer.

    And before anybody goes and shoots a mouth off about the 'other side' not contributing to the US, then I'll point out that if that were even slightly true, we simply would not be a superpower, and if it were completely true then we would be just another developing nation.

    7 AnswersPolitics1 decade ago
  • 1 laptop per student: Is it a good idea?

    Not nationally! I mean sponsors. Is a laptop-per-student a good idea? Our school got huge funds from something called golden leaf so that every student (around 200) got a laptop, and I want to know what are the political stands on it.

    And I must say, the software on them is getting quite advanced. We can't even save to the C-drive, and the teachers can use their laptops to see our screens. So it's not like we can't pay attention any less as without.

    6 AnswersPolitics1 decade ago
  • Would the value of the dollar go up if...?

    Americans (in general) spent less on high-end luxury items (such as big high definition TVs) and did more saving for more important things like houses and education? Or even just buying a generic TV that would be cheaper.

    8 AnswersPolitics1 decade ago
  • How come neither Democrats or Republicans have banned the use of?

    Pop-ups and Pop-unders and that stupid Internet Windows installer. There's all this fancy software to prevent it ,and it blocks most, but little of much is still annoying. Why not cut it at the source?

    And for the matter, animated internet advertisement (such as the recent commerial on Y!A about GAP or something).

    Doesn't it drain the proccessor from more important tasks? Online games are getting very CPU (GPU?) intensive, and the last we need is wasting valuable cycle time on advertisement. Think about the lost frames!

    So, what should Congress do about this malady of the Internet?

    4 AnswersPolitics1 decade ago
  • If someone writes some computer software but somebody else later copyright's it,?

    can the person who has the copywrite sue or charge the original designer for having an illegal copy of the software?

    7 AnswersLaw & Ethics1 decade ago
  • Is the mass of free software on the Internet communist?

    For being free? Alright, it does take server space somewhere (though memory is very cheap). But it's free! And free is wacko-commie socialism!

    And no, I'm not talking about pirated software (Microsoft needs to just open up QB 4.5, it's from the 80's!). I'm talking about those tree-hugging licenses for freeware. Not to even mention open source code!

    11 AnswersPolitics1 decade ago
  • If a new amendment is added, where does the writing go?

    Is there some "Big Book o' Amendments"? And who writes in the amendment? I take it they don't scribble on the back of the declaration of Independence.

    2 AnswersPolitics1 decade ago
  • Who would have legal jurisdiction outside of Earth?

    Or at least, the most. The UN? If there was a conflict, who makes the legal protocol?

    6 AnswersPolitics1 decade ago
  • Should the Democratic party split into two: Real Democrats and Political Democrats?

    "But on December 17, 2007 - a date that scientists quickly dubbed 'Black Monday' - Congress unexpectedly slashed funding for the ILC [International Linear Collider] and NOvA [to be a neutrino detector in Minnesota] throwing the entire future of American physics into doubt."...talking about president Bush's promises along with Congress to increase funding for physical sciences ... " excised $88 million from the U.S Department of Energy's funding for high-energy physics"..."Congress eliminated the $160 million U.S contribution to ITER" ... "Fermilab director Pier Oddone announced that the lab would need to lay off 200 employees" ... "but the sudden cutoff in funding reduces the chances that the machine [the ILC] will be built on U.S soil".

    What happened to the Democrat-majority Congress? For those who don't know, the Large Hadron Collider is soon due to go online. In Europe. Why would the Democratic party abandon its scientific base? Europe's getting ahead, and we're falling behind!

    3 AnswersPolitics1 decade ago
  • Where does the TODO code go for an application?

    So I start off with the winMain/winApp, but where does the code that I want to put in go? Does it get it's own main procedure or does it go into win main?

    In C++

    1 AnswerProgramming & Design1 decade ago
  • In C++, what library(ies) should I include for QB-style graphics?

    Such as just turning on and off pixels. I'm having a hard time with windows applications, so can I try a more QBASIC style approach?

    2 AnswersProgramming & Design1 decade ago
  • How come there's little of the same old mantras the politicians use to say?

    As in "I'm here to promote education, work to better the internal saftey by helping police and firefighters..." Much of it was gibberish, but seem it does that the presidential candidates' talking points have changed a little bit. Maybe they do say it, but where's the blarring old slogans?

    1 AnswerPolitics1 decade ago
  • Ignoring Universal Health Care, what are ways to decrease medical costs?

    Medical costs being what ever is charged. And how to make the health insurance fair.

    I'm guessing somebody might put "Then don't go to the doctor." That's not the answer to my question. I'm talking about laws and the whole legal run around.

    And what are some politicians' proposals?

    14 AnswersPolitics1 decade ago
  • Should offensive/defensive arms in space (and the high stratosphere) be legal?

    Or should it be banned?

    On the former side, militarization could lead to more research (such as more efficient ways to transport equipment) and possibly increase interest in space elevators. Also, proposed weapons like 'rods from god' can do the dirty work that may otherwise threaten the lives of soldiers (such as pilots) or unpractical to hit with conventional missiles.

    On the latter side, dealing with moving anything into space is expensive, possibly dangerous (what goes up, comes down), and perpetuates percieved aggresiveness into a place formerly innocent of war. From the view of this argument, space is A future for mankind, and we shouldn't take our primitive behaviors like war and aggression into it. Peace is the goal of an advanced society and making trouble where there is none will make a bad situation.

    6 AnswersPolitics1 decade ago
  • From the standpoint of stock-people, couldn't a recession be good?

    Sorry I couldn't think of a better term than stock-people. Lol.

    But if a skilled stock-person sold his or her stock right before reccesion, then bought some more when he or she sensed the economy was going back up, doesn't that person make a gain? I guess it would take some insight into the economy to figure out the right time.

    Not that I'm saying a reccession is good (it definately sounds bad), but couldn't a - ugh - watchumaycall'em use it to his/her advantage?

    And what's a better term for stock-people?

    3 AnswersPolitics1 decade ago