>>7674814 >Using proprietary software to do science >2015 >not using Python/C/C++, and their glorious, free (as in freedom, and as in beer) libraries
You do the time numerically intensive stuff in C/C++, and manage stuff with python. Sometimes you have to use old Fortran libraries, but they are relatively easy to call from C. Real men port old Fortran code, instead of just calling it.
We have the capability to live as long as our brains don't become feeble, potentially 300 years. Morals and ethics are the only thing holding us back. What do you think? Would you make a clone of yourself and have your brain transplanted to it? Is it wrong to you?
Yes. Electronics engineering student here. Express the variables in the (4-bit!) equation in a binary table with two of the variables on the vertical axis, and two on the horizontal one. Complete all the cells in the table by referring to the number of the cell, and inserting a one if the cell number is one of the decimals in the given equation. Then group the ones the derive logic equation. Then design the corresponding logic circuit.
My brother is up 1k by pure luck at this game. We are going together this Friday.
The odds of winning a bet on black in American Roulette are (18/38) = 0.47368
The odds of losing 5 in a row are (0.526316)^5 == 0.04038 or 4%.
If I use the Martingale strategy how many spins can I get before my odds dip below 51% chance of walking away with money? Minimum bet is $5. I'm leaving after I lose $155 in a row. Would the odds be cumulative? 4% + 4% + 4%... and so on? I'd make about 13*$5= 65. Is there a better strategy?
The only way to win is to not play. Any statistician will tell you that. Also you technically have better odds betting the entire sum the betting small sums.
Look up the strong law of large numbers, any sample you take will eventually approach its average. The average is always in favour of the house so you're almost guaranteed to lose a large sum of that money (if not all.)
>>7674710 Also, I still expect you're going regardless of what I say. So my advice is to bet a smaller number of larger sums. 2-4 is a bad sample, but 35 samples is starting to get closer to its average.
Could it be that the same entity or force that changes the way quantum particles behave when they are being watched plays a fundamental role in how the brain works, creating human consciousness? Would this hint to souls actually existing?
This again. You can go ahead and believe your God is hiding in the cracks, but I have to wonder why, if someone is so willing to believe in the soul, they would have to look for it in physical models. Either deterministic explanations of human origin and being have convinced you sufficiently to abandon spiritual models or there is no need to try to explain spirit with physics. This mode of trying to justify spiritual assumptions with scientific uncertainties reeks of the most rhetorical kind of apologism, playing to the aesthetics rather than reason and also seems rather defeatist.
Just grow some balls and say "science will never completely explain human consciousness, no matter how much we understand the body, the inscrutable soul will always be the dominant factor in our behavior" if that's what you believe.
Is it possible to increase your performance on IQ tests? Yes, just study a bunch of them. They tend to repeat a lot of methods.
Is it possible to increase the thing that IQ tests are attempting to measure? Studies suggest not significantly, but there are far better ways to improve the brain than by improving intuitive pattern recognition. Just learn a bunch of things and get comfortable solving a bunch of things and looking at a bunch of things in a bunch of different ways.
IQ is a statistical thing even under the most generous of interpretations. Most intellectually-successful don't even know or care about their IQ, only those with simultaneously massive insecurities and egos do.
What is the most scientifically optimized way to make coffee?
For instance, cold vs hot brewing or espresso based on the solubility profiles of compounds in coffee beans at various temperatures and pressures and their flavor profiles/aromas, different aspects of cultivation such as strain, soil quality, climate, etc, the chemical changes in different grades of roasting and in whether or not they've been swallowed and shit out by that one mammal, and whether you should add your milk sooner or later to keep it hotter.
I too want to know about this; I have been thinking about talking to my doctor about how unfocused and unmotivated I am.
Literally taking a year to complete each level of math at this rate because I keep dropping out of my class. It's not hard its just that I've always been a procrastinator. Last year my best friend turned into a veggie and I've been unable to continue school. I get anxiety because I know I have HW, studying, a test is coming up but I just sit there not able to do any of it.
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