Civil or mechanical? I'm thinking about doing civil since my dad is a structural engineering consultant and I'd have an easy time finding a job, but mechanical seems a lot more fun and interesting. I'm also gay so I'll definitely enjoy all the dick I'll get to suck either way :^)
>A New York District Court has granted Elsevier's request for a preliminary injunction against several sites that host academic publications without permission. As a result the site's operators are now ordered to quit offering access to infringing content, while the associated registries must suspend their domain names.
How can we neutralise the damage that's about to be dealt?
What is Game Theory and where can I learn more about it?
Libgen is going down.
Download all the books you want to while the time is ripe.
If someone can download everything, that would be nice. Download as many books you can.
>What is libgen
suck a dick.
Is gender primarily conditioned rather than biological? Should men act masculine and females act feminine? Are there innate differences between the two?
Is everyone on here just a popsci faggot that memorises fancy-sounding phrases without understanding the actual science?
Fact: Everything in the universe can travel no faster than the speed of light.
This also includes the propagation of fields like gravity.
If I were to suddenly remove our sun from space it would take 8 minutes before the Earth would hurl into the depths of space.
So since gravity is not instantaneous, it needs time to propagate. Imagine we had a very massive object moving at relativistic speeds through an infinite vacuum.
The object is producing gravity, but because the object is moving at some fraction of the speed of light and gravity travels at the speed of...
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What do you think about the Roko's basilik? do we need to fear a strong artificial intelligence or can we just think a minute to realize that this is non sense. I mean, we have to make so many guess to admit that artificial intelligence will spontaneously *pop* in our existence, to admit that this IA will make those decisions, to admit that a perfect replica of a human IS a human (a least have the same value). And finally we have to guess what wiil think an IA who is more intelligent than all the human brains put together. That makes a lot for me... What do you think?
is bullshit to think about.
just like free will vs predestination.
1. it exists - you do nothing differently.
2. it does not exist - you still do nothing differently.
either way you wont do anything different. and hence it would not matter.
why bother thinking about it if its not actionable?
I'm not thinking about Roko's basilik,in my opinion that's bullshit as you said, I just wonder what people think about this, that's what interesting, how people cope with the IA question.
Whats the difference between Dark Matter and God ? Why do scientists support one and despise the other ?
Should advanced math be taught in school or should we teach people how to vote and get a job.
I'm incapable of doing basic tasks and need to be told how to do them despite having the greatest amount of easily accessible knowledge available to me ever in the history of mankind, they should teach it in schools!
I've heard of tokomaks and ITER but I never heard of a stellarator or the fact that a large prototype was constructed till now.
Can someone briefly explain how this differs from the tokomak in ITER and what the Wendelstein-7X will accomplish for fusion research?
You have to twist plasma so that it won't collide with the walls. Tokamaks do this by inducing currents into a plasma. This is difficult, and if the plasma get's fucked(which fucks up the currents that stabilize everything), you reactor can get rekt. It's also not a continuous process to set up these currents, which makes it possible for there to be instabilities that can wreck everything.
Stellarators put this twist in with geometry avoiding these problems at the expense of making the reactor...
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The main advantage of stellarators over tokamaks is that stellarators don't have to balance some unstable internal-current self-containment craziness that can blow up on you and wreck your reactor. The big disadvantage is that they're structurally more complex and therefore more difficult and expensive to build correctly, which slows down development.
Basically, we know stellarators can work if we scale them up enough and build them precisely enough, but they'd be more expensive than tokamaks. Tokamaks would be cheaper but we don't know if there's actually a way to make them work without making them into stellarators.
Ah so those are some pretty good advantages then, hell of a bitch to build, not surprised it was GERMAN ENGINEERING that got the job done
Will be cool to see what results they get, thanks for explaining the twist thing.
How to calculate length of x?
I'll give you a hint. A function is defined as the length of x (per your convention) in units of the radius of the circle, given an angle such as the one you marked as a parameter. The name of that function is cosine.
In other words, the cosine of the angle is the length of x in units of the radius (5 meters in your example).
>NASA still can't disprove the EM Drive
NEWTON BLOWN THE FUCK OUT!!!!111!!1
Not only will this change humanity forever this marks the fall of the haughty, dogmatic academic establishment. This is the rise of the renegade lone theorist,the days of Tesla. back to Long live Shawyer!
Eagleworks are talking about putting an EM drive on a cubesat it's fucking happening guys!
What is, objectively, the most complex level of mathematics you can do?