This idea keeps flashing up in my head: to resolve the problem of constant lack of funding for science and space exploration: introduce a “Robin Hood”-type of scheme: run a company that feeds off of peoples desire to be lazy and procrastinate. Essentially this is the major reason facebook, instagram, buzzfeed, Netflix, etc. are so successful. Extract money from people through that company and use it to privately contribute to fields of science you deem useful and under-funded. I believe this Robin Hood approach: taking from the morons through their voluntary moronic behavior,... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Everyone single one should contribute his or her part to the evolution and progress of humanity into the interstellar space and other frontiers of the future. In this sense, we should actually think like a swarm and focus our intellect to tackle problems and expand our borders of knowledge. We face the ’tragedy of the commons’: individuals of society are acting independently in their own interest and often contrary to the best interest of our species because they are depleting government budget money into bullshit programs and not spending enough on science.
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It's honestly not a bad idea. It sounds exactly the same as how public bitcoin funds would be used in Facebook or Twitter posts. All you would do is click on the address as you would a link. Micro transactions are done without fee, extremely easily to whatever cause is supported by the people using that address with just a multi-key wallet for explicit unanimous consent.
>>7733205 It's a meme that started on /qa/, but it's also not a meme in the sense that it's just vernacular and most people mean that X is shit when they say "X is a meme".
Ex. Mechatronics is a meme because it fails at its intended purpose to be multi-disciplinary or educate it's students in either Mechanical or Electrical engineering, so much so that the majority of mechatronic work and research is still performed by people in the traditional disciplines while mechatronics graduates end... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
A meme is just something people repeat without much thought, mathematics is a meme degree because when somebody asks the best degree they just answer mathematics. It is like answering "install gentoo", it doesn't mean that mathematics are bad, just that it has become a meme on /sci/
I'm hoping there's someone here who's good at stats.
Basically I have the following situation. I have two variables (a, b), both of which I use as predictors of a third variable (c).
I use variables a and b in two separate regression analyses to obtain coefficients that indicate the relationship between variables a and b on the one hand, and variaible c on the other. I find that variable a is negatively linearly related to c. Variable b shows a positive linear relationship with variable c. There are no quadratic relationships between variable a or... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>7733121 No; the amount of melt is currently too low to support a catastrophic eruption. While it could theoretically erupt "any day now" geologically speaking, we would likely get months or years of warning beforehand.
I'm a high school junior who just finished calc ii, and by my freshman year in college, I want to take a course equivalent to Harvard's Math 55. How should I spend the next year and a half preparing myself for that class?
>>7733143 Holy fuck way to assume the worst in someone. OP, if you really want to be prepared for math 55 kind of stuff, you'd best learn linear algebra, calc 3, ODEs, and proofs. There are resources for all of those on the /sci/ google site.
/sci/ bros i'm fuckin screwed >want to do astrophysics but the career path is utter shit >fine then, let's do medicine, i've always wanted help others. Don't take Biology, MCAT's a struggle, no one wants anything to do with you. All i'm left in my options is Aerospace Engineering, how good is it? I heard engineering is just rinse and repeat for money.
Just choose something you want to.do, man. Did you actually want to do medicine? I'm going to take the test for grad entry soon and I've been studying chemistry and bio every day. My undergraduate was in history. If you really want something then go for it bruh, fucking apply yourself you miserable shit
So when light travels through a denser medium than air it slows down causing refraction, correct? So when it comes back out how does it start to travel faster again? Are the photons gaining energy or something? Any help would be appreciated.
I would say you shouldn't think of a photon as just moving slower. In the wave picture, light is an oscillating magnetic and electric field. Once the wave hits the material, such as glass, the electric field oscillates the electrons, which in turn emit light waves. So I would say that index of refraction, which determines the speed of light, is related to the oscillation time of the electrons. If the material has a configuration such that electrons cannot oscillate with ease, then light gets emitted at a slower rate, which appears to be travelling slower.
Why does /sci/ refuse to acknowledge the huge disparity in university quality? You get topics filled with people talking about their grades in Calc 1 and Calc 2 etc. You may as well talk about how long pieces of string are. Places like MIT do Calc 1 to 3 in two courses any way. And still have more content. And Caltech does proofs etc on day one. And that's just the disparity in two maths courses. Now imagine four times that difference every year because there are 8 courses, multiplied by four for every year of the degree, multiplied by being surrounded by smarter people... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>7732758 I've actually compared the coursework of an equivalent MIT engineering degree to mine and it they have far less required courses and skip a lot of work I consider fundamental to my field. Though I do assume that the higher quality students take those courses as electives in their weird system anyway, but it should strictly speaking be required for their degree to be accredited.
They're really only good at aerospace and mechanical engineering.
>Dropout rates aren't... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>reading random non-fiction book >mentions Alan Turing proving some random CS related stuff when he was 24 >I'm 22 and I'm exambabbying my way through chemical engineering >despite my good grades I have done NOTHING EVER that is intellectually impressive or original in any way >even if I did well in chemeng I still would be shit compared to the physics / maths / CS autists
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>>7732711 come on OP, im cheme student and I had similar thoughts as you do, but I dont think physicist are able to learn our material in 20 minutes, physical chemistry? fluid flow? analytics, inorganic? For us it might be easy but trust me for some people its fucking drama to learn these things. We will be able to find job very easy, and if we want we can go deep into science by for example phd so we lost like nothing Why dont you go to some research group? Im in electrochemistry research group on my uni and its pretty... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Hey guys, just wondering if hypnotism is real or not. I'm asking because we had a hypnotism show at my school, and the people hypnotized were doing some ridiculous stuff. This website talks a lot about it, so maybe its real. www.easyhypnotism.com
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