>Eighty children get chickenpox at Brunswick North West Primary, a school that calls for 'tolerance' of vaccine dodgers http://www.baka.com.au/victoria/eighty-children-get-chickenpox-at-brunswick-north-west-primary-a-school-that-calls-for-tolerance-of-vaccine-dodgers-20151209-gljzkx.html
Why are people so stupid, /sci/? Why can't everyone be intelligent like me?
>Google announced a breakthrough in the field of quantum computing Wednesday. The company thinks it's found a quantum algorithm that solves problems 100 million times faster than conventional processes. If confirmed, this discovery could not only lead to iRobot-style artificial intelligence but also advance the US space program by light years.
Will we see consumer products with this sort of technology in it within our lifetime? Or,... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
If in the moment you were a little sperm you had a conscience, and a god (just supposing) said to you:
-Your life is gonna be hard and shitty, you almost won't have pleasure. You'll work hard and be humiliated by your family, and everyone else.
So, in that moment you have a choice: never exist or life this fate. Would you prefer to suffer your entire life just to be alive (think well, you're lucky if you're alive) or without pleasure and respect from the others, life just don't worth living?
Why is /sci/ so contrarian? >"Going to Mars is pointless!" >"Going to Venus is retarded!" >"There are no aliens on Europa!" >"Fusion power is 100 years away!" >"Flying cars will never happen!" >"Climate change doesn't exist!"
>>7713803 To develop creative problem solving and logic skills. There's also situations that are indeterminate etc. which require more creative methods to solve.
So it helps you to develop modelling skills on physical problems with baby math so you don't suck at modelling more complex physical phenomena later. It's also why circuits have an entire first year module at some universities. And why ChemEs have mass and energy balances classes.
During my time casually browsing the fields of philosophy and science there's been a recurring theme of stating "X is an illusion" wherein X is some massive thing that defines how humans interpret the world. I've seen it all, I've seen serious heavyweights in the field say things from time itself (a few quantum theories), reality (ala the Matrix, Descartes) to movement (Zeno) to consciousness, to free will (determinism), to the concept of the "self", to morality (Stirner and friends), to basically everything (solipsism)
Honestly, looking... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>7713639 segregation into groups of people like yourself is natural
if you had the choice to be trapped in a room with either a complete stranger or an anon from /sci/ i think most people would choose the random stranger from /sci/ - at least you have one thing in common, you might have other things or be similar to that person. people of the same race is the most apparent similarity there is - these people look similar to you
Does sleeping on your back give you nightmares? There was a thread on robotland I was lurking, and everyone there said that they had weird, scary dreams while sleeping on their backs, and this was not the case when sleeping on their sides. I get nice, pleasant dreams and a full sleep when I sleep on my back.
So, is this the result of blood rushing to certain parts of your brain due to position you are sleeping in? Is that even possible? So, if you make babies sleep one way only (they move, obviously, but you still can make them lay down in a different position initially)... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Ideal position is upside down in fetal position. Its how you developed in the womb so naturally it should be the best position to maintain for periods of sleep & development. (Most blood will go to the brain)
The right question to ask: How do we fall asleep in an upside down fetal position comfortably?
That right, we build liquidy tanks where we can either breath the liquid/gel or we reattach a synthetic limbal corb to deliver oxygen.
How many more jobs will be replaced by software in the near future? Was discussing the point of software and what it's capable of with my girlfriend and offhandedly mentioned that jobs like hers could be automated in the near future and she got all offended.
>>7713503 All I can say is that more cerebral jobs aren't necessarily safer. It's important to realize that very often the skills that require the least conscious thought rely on those human abilities that have been evolving the longest.
If time travel is possible with relativity, what if we put a massive database far out in space away from earth's gravity or its revolution, and decelerated it as much as possible to where its almost stationary in space (possibly beyond our solar system) then we would be able to connect to it and view files from the future.
By doing so wouldn't we be able to transport data from the future through time? We put the server in a time irrelevant to earth and then upload all our knowledge to it and promise to do so for the next 100 years, then we would be able to connect... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Very true. I remember one of Einsteins colleague and rival. Believed that in order to time travel one does not need to accelerate over the speed of light. We do that with motion, if relativity is respected. But one would have to be still as possible. Everything vibrates. so that is near impossible.
>>7713467 Like in the movie interstellar where a few minutes on the water planet are hours on earth, a few minutes in the location of the server would be years on earth, but instead of traveling physically, we would transmit data through other means.
Sup, /sci/. I posted earlier about a MATLAB simulation I've worked on with a collegue and friend of mine. I made a video that showcases the results of my double pendulum simulation: https://youtu.be/ALdNphEbo4g
I have shared the code here: http://pastebin.com/cNhLdL9Z
Explain this thetaDoubleDot1= l1.^(-1).*((-32).*m1+(-20).*m2+4.*m2.*cos(2.*(psi1+(-1).*psi2))+ ... 4.*m2.*cos(2.*theta1)+(-2).*m2.*cos(2.*(psi1+(-1).*psi2+theta1))+(-2).* ... m2.*cos(2.*((-1).*psi1+psi2+theta1))+(-4).*m2.*cos(psi1+(-1).*psi2+( ... -2).*theta1+(-2).*theta2)+4.*m2.*cos(psi1+(-1).*psi2+2.*theta1+(-2).*theta2)+ ... 6.*m2.*cos(2.*(theta1+(-1).*theta2))+m2.*cos(2.*(psi1+(-1).*psi2+theta1+( ... -1).*theta2))+m2.*cos(2.*((-1).*psi1+psi2+theta1+(-1).*theta2))+4.*m2.*cos( ... 2.*theta2)+(-2).*m2.*cos(2.*(psi1+(-1).*psi2+theta2))+(-2).*m2.*cos(2.*(... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Galaxies just don't spiral and move like they do unless either you add in a shitload of uncounted mass or seriously fuck with the equations for gravity.
Most scientists decided there was 'dark matter' and 'dark energy' which is matter and energy that we cant see and only interacts with other matter gravitationally.
Kardashev scale is a proposed mechanism to measure the development of a technological civilization. A type two people will capture the entire energy output of there star. Now what would this look like to an external observer?... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
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