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Hey guys, I was wondering if there are any geology majors or anyone who is a geologist. Im asking because I am absolutely sick of engineering and looking to switch. I have just lost the drive for it and I was wondering how geology went for other people or if anyone was in my situation. I feel like it wouldnt be as hard, but any advice would be appreciated guys. Thanks.
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>>8440465
Geo major here.

You can find good work going for geophysics or geoengineering. Lots of money and it can bring you to interesting places. Networking is still essential, of course.

If I had a stronger math/physics background I would have gone that route.
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>>8440465
>get sick from studying Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics
Why would you do that?
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Geology is literally the most boring major ever. You'll literally study motherfucking stones all day long. Don't take that path, man.

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6, right?
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>>8440407
Yes.
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>>8440407
>zero effort bait
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Only 99% can solve it

According to Oxford biologist Richard Dawkins, “We are machines for propagating DNA, and the propagation of DNA is a self-sustaining process. It is every living object’s sole reason for living.” However, since atheist fertility rates are among the world's lowest, while religious Middle easterners fertility rates are the world's highest, it seems that atheism keeps humans from fulfilling their purpose, while M.E. helps humans fulfill their purpose. This leads to the odd conclusion that if making copies of DNA is...
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>fundamental purpose
>>>/x/

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>>8440403

>everything is random

Is Materialism random?
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>>8440396
THERE'S NO TREE OF LIFE IT'S A CORAL REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

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So because of time dilation a ship moving at 1% the speed of light relative to Earth will experience time slower than us on Earth, right? But what if we wanted to do the reverse? How could we decelerate a ship relative to Earth? Is that even possible in the solar system? Am I just stupid? pic POSSIBLY related.
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>decelerate
>relative to Earth
what
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>>8440273
Just walk super duper slow anon, time will speed up
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>>8440219
Answer this question: What is the difference between the earth and rockets inertial reference frame?

Hint from the rockets perspective the earth is travelling at 1% the speed of light. What is the rocket doing differently from the earth?

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Can I clone a girl version of myself? Since I have X and Y chromosomes,I just need to add the same X in place of Y.
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Technically, it should be achievable.
The outcome however, will not be you in the sense of identical DNA.
It would not be a possible female version of you either, as you would need to replace Y chromosome with X chromosome of your grandmother (carried by your father).
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>>8440129
>the written media the general public call "books"
so what do smart people call them?
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>>8440447
>tfw to smart too read books

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How important is it for elements of code to be algebraic structures?

For example:
I store some data in a list-type structure, adding two lists gives another list to its a groupoid. Since the addition of lists is associative and the empty list is the identity element its actually a monoid.

Now I can do the following:
1) Overload negation to mean remove a matching entry from the end of the list
2) (This is usually not implemented in a list) If nothing can be removed, let the list remember it sothat it will remove an entry once its added.

Now the...
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Good luck asking real questions on a designated shitpost evaluation and processing station
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>>8439994
Have you been reading Elements of Programming?
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Which is harder, majoring in Math or Physics?

I'm starting Physics and I am terrified. o_o
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Physics, by far.

You'll actually have to apply all the things math majors fap about.
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>>8439818
>Which is harder, majoring in Math or Physics?

This is a hard question to answer as classes taken can vary significantly.

However, I would say the baseline requirements required by a physics major are generally harder than the baseline requirements required by a math major.

Mainly because of the requirement to study all the theoretical stuff + spends hours in the lab doing experiments and writing lab reports.
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>>8439818
Physics.
My Mathematics department is chill as fuck

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Differmence between applied math field of scientific computing vs compiter science.
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>>8439676
>>8439676
well articulated my good man
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>>8439676
My comp sci department literally doesn't even over analysis of algorithms. I want to scream desu
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Fuck scientific computing field of applied math

Is it really going to be built?

>it's gonna be over budget and delayed
No shit, just like every rocket ever made

But is it really going to be built?
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>>8439585
the spaceship is going to be built first. tested and used as a single stage to orbit medium lift reusable craft.

Booster should be built even if they scrap Mars. the Super Heavy lift capability alone is worth it. It can lift space stations, or put massive loads up to jupiter, mars, moon, etc.
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>converting megaNewtons to tonnes weight
fgt pls
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>>8439585
Tank diameter is 12 instead of 10 that makes a 1.2 ratio. This is laughable because it's not the diameter that you should compare but the beam times pi squared. Diameter is a useless number here.

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I need to become an expert on AC power by the New Year. How do I teach this to myself? Assume that I have a B.S. in physics from a mediocre school.
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>>8439553
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>>8439553
http://4chan-science.wikia.com/wiki/Electrical_and_Electronics_Engineering#Power_Systems

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Statistically, how much does my vote matter?
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>>8439476
fuck off
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>>8439480
What? I'm not requesting conspiracy/rigging theories; I'm asking a very direct question.

Also, is it true that in a two-party majority system, voting third party only deprives the underdog (among the two parties) of votes?
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>>8439489
your choice doesn't affect the choice of others.

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What do we think of Mr. Stephen Hawking?
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pls respond
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>Str: 0
>Int: 12
>Agl: 0
>Const: 0
>Cha: 0
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The average plumber has been more useful to humanity

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What would a religion dedicated to mathematics look like? How would it function?
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Pretty much what the ancient greeks were into. they even killed a guy once because he proposed the existence of irrational numbers.
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>>8439390
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It would look like a tumblr page about technocracy with lots of symettric mosaics but would soon implode after they realized that mathematicians make no money and they need to switch majors

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This is the Wifi password at a local Chinese restaurant. I'm determined to join their network.

Where are the math wizards at?
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>>8439339

-1/12, not trying to be unironic
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Do theh give you the value for N? That's called a binomial distribution but there isn't any closed formulas I know
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>>8439339
>\$7.00 minimum

EVERY FUCKING CHINK PLACE

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convince me why i should take math seriously.
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>>8439311
You shouldn't. It's a spook.
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because then you would know that that notation is false
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>>8439311
No thanks. We don't need more brainless like you.

Haha mathematics is the top field. Every bit of knowledge falls down from us onto you. No one fails to realize this, there simply exist a great amount of people who feel inferior because they cant do math and cannot accept their inferiority.

The greatest economists? Mathematicians who pretty much started the field.

Before game theory what did you fags use? Elementary calculus?

Another invention of mathematicians. Before calculus?...

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what's the easiest way to memorize/derive the unit circle to solve inverse trig functions?
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Jeez how old are you, I learned that shit when I was 13

Trick for memorizing any string of numbers is to pick up patterns
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>>8439235
switch to rational trig and just derive them
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>>8439235
I'd advise you look up Wildberger's trigonometry. It's easy, fun, and uses math that isnt just theoretical gobblygook...

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>sitting in lecture
>professor goes to draw a cube
>does A instead of B (picture related)

how do brainlets like this get a physics PhD?
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>>8439178
HAHAHA

It really just depends the country. In America you could certainly bullshit your way to a PhD it's not even hard, in fact.
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>>8439184
>yuropoors think their degrees matter
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>>8439178
>not drawing a cube in one stroke
Why do brainlets even exist?

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What do pure mathematicians actually do? What does mathematics "research" actually involve? Do they just brainstorm shit for months then try to write a proof of it when they get an idea?
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>>8439175
>dx

>dicks
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I wake up in the morning and the first thing I remember is that I have my goddamn doctorate in mathematics, this results in an immediate rush of endorphins and testosterone which will last for the rest of the day. I then get to work writing down the proofs to the theorems that I solved in my head last night. After that I fuck my 10/10 wife while thinking about my research. I then leave without eating breakfast since I no longer require sustenance. Next follows morning lectures gracing plebs with some invaluable insight into my mind and its firm grasp on the most important field...
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>>8439175
Nah.

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Zoom in and look. Then come back in a while for the next image.
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You can also use this GIF for easier observation.
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Once you have been following the instructions for 3-15 minutes (15 gives you a much stronger effect), zoom in and look.
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>>8439167
NICE!

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I'm starting to suspect that hard work is a giant meme and no one can work for more than a few hours on something that requires intelligence.

I assume that other people procrastinate like me but the variations in life outcomes are due to both life chances / the institutions they work in plus IQ.

Prove me wrong. Otherwise, explain how bill gates could be so smart. How Nathan Mhyrvold (guy who worked at Microsoft I just read about) could go to university at the age of 14. And so on.
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>>8439139

>explain how bill gates could be so smart. How Nathan Mhyrvold (guy who worked at Microsoft I just read about) could go to university at the age of 14. And so on.

They worked hard.
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>>8439139
That's why you need to start early. Winning the olympiads and shit.
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Persistence is key.

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How does prussian blue treat thallium/cesium poisoning? How does a fucking color treat a fucking poisoning? What is physically going on that makes a fucking color treat a fucking deadly poison? If I got cesium poisoning would Bob Ross just feed me his blotch of prussian blue with his brush and suddenly I'm fine? What the fuck?
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I agree with this faggot, what the fuck?
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Eat some radioactive cesium and find out
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>>8439024
The singlet quantum state tunnels through the potential barrier of a pi double bond to excite an electron in the ultraviolet spectrum, thus curing caesium poisoning

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it doesn't necessary have to be someone you think is the "greatest" but your overall favorite?
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me
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Grothendieck

and he was also the greatest of the 20th century and probably all time as well to be frank
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Euler

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Does caffeine actually improve your mental performance? Or is it the "cigarette effect" where it does at first, but after continued consumption your baseline performance without it is lowered and returns to normal after drinking caffeine?
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The latter. Same with pretty much all artificial stimulants.
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Would it be possible to cycle through different stimulants and keep the benefit over time? Or do they all tend to activate the same pathways, resulting in overlapping tolerances?
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>>8438944
It's done in a tightly controlled way for some ADHD patients. It won't work the same for you trying to cycle energy drinks, your buddy's adderal, modafinil, meth, and mdma.

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Is there a property of matter that makes it succeptable to time?
Is that why one single electron can travel the entire universe in all superpositions without getting effected by time?
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well ? >:o
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>>8438840
The fact that it interacts with the gravitational field.
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>>8438840
>makes it succeptable to time?

Time is a mental abstraction.

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But ... how does it work?
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its a trumpet, you blow on it and it goes DOOOOT DOOO DOOT
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it sends out electromagnetic energy which gives virtual particles energy, those virtual particles then become more massive & push the spacecraft.

At least that's what I think
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>>8438736
JOHN CENA

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https://arxiv.org/abs/1610.03031

Ayy lmao
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>>8438564
>We can therefore conclude that the signals are
not caused by instrumental or data
analysis effects.
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kek why is publishing something like this even allowed

but srsly let the chinese decipher dat shit with their huge ass antenna
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They are probably pulsars amirite?
[spoiler]I did not even read the abstract.

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Hey guys.
I need some help.
I am a complete retard when it comes to math and right now I'm confronted with a problem I can't dodge.

I want to draw a face from a photo.
I wanted it to have the right proportions and the right distance (for example, the distance from one eye to another)
Now my piece of paper isn't as big as the photo so I have to rescale it.
Now my problem is, how can I calculate the percentage of the resize.

For instance, the face is 19 cm long, from hairline to the bottom chin.
For me to fit it on the paper I wanted...
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>>8438440
>>8438455
That's exactly what I mean, anon.
Math makes me feel so dumb I want to cry.

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Can someone please explain how a magnetic field works in detail...
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$\displaystyle \nabla \cdot E = -\frac{\partial B}{\partial t}$
$\nabla \times B = \mu_0 \left( J + \epsilon_0 \frac{\partial E}{\partial t}\right)$
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>>8437382
No not that I mean the hard question, I mean what is the magnetic field composed of.
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>>8437388
Not just "photons" as an answer please because that's not true either. Sorry if the question is too hard.

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what area of science will lead me to immortality
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Genetics
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>>8437299
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>>8437299
how

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If someone were to hypothetically go faster than or equal to the speed of light what would happen to them? Assuming they don't die before then of course
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>>8437290
They would gain infinite mass according to an observer and time would stop according to the observer.
We don't know what would happen inside an inertial frame of reference traveling at or very close to c because for all we know we could very well be in one.
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>>8437290
They get to their destination instantaneously, while x-years passed for us.

If the person is alive or are they. I do not know.
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What if an atom's kinetic energy was increased to reach light speed?

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