>>8056983 >Be me back in highschool >Did not give a shit about math >Was having sex constantly >Took the virginities of various girls way younger than me, like a 3 year difference >Playing videogames up to 3 AM >A lot of the times went to school without sleep and would sleep in class >Heard about math olympiads... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>8056860 As someone who has asthma and have had it forever I can explain.
Whenever I consume something my body does not like then for some reason my breathing holes close from the inside and I start taking in only like 10% of the oxygen I would take originally, making me have to breath in really fast which then tires me out and shit.
Inhalers have a magic dust that make the holes open up again but also have the side effect of increasing blood pressure.
Are mathematicians all retarded, /sci/? "In mathematics, the associative property ... Within an expression containing two or more occurrences in a row of the same associative operator, the order in which the operations are performed does not matter as long as the sequence of the operands is not changed."
>the order in which the operations are performed does not matter >the order does not matter >associative
How the fuck did they "associate", the... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Consider addition. (A+B)+C=A+(B+C) is a statement of associativity. On the left hand side, A and B are associated with each other, where on the right, B and C are associated with each other. At least that has always been my interpretation.
How do you deal with the inevitable heat death of the universe?
also welcome >how do you deal with knowing that human civilization is a slave to it's biology and controlled by epigenetics, trapped in a spiral of rising and falling repeatedly for all time >or with the fact that we've not had contact with any other intelligent life? >or at least with the inevitable destruction of Earth and the solar system?
Independent people should just buy sci-hub related domain names and point it to their servers. That way it becomes practically impossible to block and shut down. You can make free dns-level subdomains here by the way: https://freedns.afraid.org
>>8056537 I WANT TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS IN THE END GOD DAMNIT!
I can barely sleep nowadays, theres so much suspense towards the human race, I want to know if we fuck ourselves up or not.
>Space I doubt we'll be doing anything related to that in our lifetime, our energy efficiency is fucking terrible, just picture this - the fastest speeds we can reach is by dropping bombs and riding shockwaves.
why can't we just scan each atom of the human body and log the scanned atoms as unique bit patterns and then send the bit patterns over the internet and then at the receiving end use the bit patterns to move matter in a way so that it corresponds to the original human body?
>>8056273 This whole "lol I lift =P" meme needs to fucking die. Attractive bodies are literally all genetics. You either store muscle and fat in aesthetic places or don't and going to the gym is not going to change that. Go to any cbt on /fit/ and you will see dudes who have unattractive muscle insertions and lifting just made them look fucking stupid.
Take this very girl for example. Her ass and legs aren't shaped any better than average even though 99.9% of women her age cannot squat 135 lbs with... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Imagine Discovering That Your Teaching Assistant Really Is a Robot http://www.wsj.com/articles/if-your-teacher-sounds-like-a-robot-you-might-be-on-to-something-1462546621
I've got bad news for you guys. AI is NOT just going for the stupid jobs. It's heading straight for the PhD's jugular.
Let's read a bit about Jill Watson >Since January, “Jill,” as she was known to the artificial-intelligence class, had been helping graduate students design programs that allow computers to solve certain problems, like choosing... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>8056207 Why is this bad news? It's being trained to answer routine questions by looking at a dataset of questions that have been asked and answered correctly in the past. If anything this will help streamline education by removing all of that shitty redundancy bogging us down.
Also, lol at that retard who thinks we should have full disclosure about what you're talking to. Why does it fucking even matter. I think a good principle is: >On the internet no one knows you're a dog.
>>8056278 I think the main concern is that a lot of PhD students need this supplementary income to keep them going. If the typical TA team was 9 to start with it might now be accomplished by 3 who get the same pay as before leaving most PhD students with no fall back option.
>Also, lol at that retard who thinks we should have full disclosure about what you're talking to. Why does it fucking even matter. I think a good principle is:
He probably expects you and I to know each other's... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
http://www.nature.com/news/fat-lot-of-good-1.19845 >We have always been proud of our large brains. Indeed a century or so ago, men of science (and they usually were all men) would routinely measure human heads and weigh their brainy contents to prove our dominance over the beasts. (They did this as well as making false claims on the primacy of certain human groups over others.)
It's okay to compare humans to animals, but comparing humans to other humans is wrong? I don't get it. Please explain.
>>8056135 >Behold my enormous head. >It means I'm better than you. >I could have lots of PhDs in any field I want. >I just don't because I would rather spend my time telling people to look at the size of my head. >That's how much better than you I am. Top zoz
>>8055815 People have thought of his. It really isn't that great of an idea. It's not fixing the main issue with global warming : greenhouse gases. Also if you take a fuck load of mirrors and throw them into space how the fuck will plants grow?
One of the best ways to combat climate change is to take excess CO2 and react it with basalt. The problem is that right now it's too expensive to do and no one really has a good idea of how to excessive atmospheric CO2 and pump it into the earth.
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I have always been shitty at math, but have recently chosen to go into science. This requires mastery of calculus. I am currently in a geometry class that I will pass comfortably. My issue is that I want to take an Algebra 2 course, but I can't because I took the course in 2008. I forgot literally everything except how imaginary numbers work (don't ask why that stuck out). The college will not let me retake it even though I submitted a request citing my forgetting everything, claiming that I have "no legitimate reason." It will only allow me to take Trigonometry.... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>8055556 >The college will not let me retake it even though I submitted a request citing my forgetting everything, claiming that I have "no legitimate reason." What stops you from just showing up for the lectures, and to hell with anything exam-ish?
>Is it wise? Not really. You can do a quick refresher course though.
>>8055416 No, you have it completely backwards. Reality is objective. Our conceptions of it are, by definition, subjective. Science is the constant attempt to make our subjective conceptions of the reality more objective and accurate. There is only one reality and subjectivity is simply the necessary effect of being singular parts of that reality with specific vantage points.
Starting with the release of Oliver Stone's Snowden, I think a significant amount of people will respond pretty terribly to the idea of being recorded constantly. It'll drive a lot of otherwise healthy people mentally unstable and reclusive, let alone anyone suffering from depression, anxiety, obsessions, compulsions etc etc
At some point no amount over government lies will hide the fact that everyone is being monitored by them and hackers. And the degree to which they will have access will only increase exponentially with technology.
I cannot imagine how much worse AI will make this.
Am I blowing things out of proportion? Am I totally off even?
>>8055354 Why would you learn any language besides English if you want to do research mathematics? Everyone else around the globe learns English to communicate their mathematical ideas, not the other way around. See: Perelman, Mochizuki, and of course every other professional modern mathematician (I just noted those 2 because most people on /sci/ will recognize their names immediately).
>>8055320 >the only thing people do with it is teach dick sucking engineering majors how to take derivatives. Is that an 'murican thing? Sure, most of those people in europoor teach aswell, but their main focus is on their own studies.
I'm trying to cultivate a fungus, but every time I start a crop another fungus always invades and kills my culture. Temperature and humidity control doesn't seem the problem - I've got a fairly rigorous setup that I check very frequently and sterilize thoroughly, so I'm thinking maybe the grain I'm using is contaminated? I kind of went the cheap route and used bird seed, so is there either a way to purify the bird seed before introducing the culture, or should I go with a different kind of grain? Recommendations?
How big are the biggest grids you're working with? Because for an n*n grid, there are n! possible products. So you could brute force calculate them all and then choose the maximum, assuming n is small enough.
>>8054775 1) It's a fucking PHYSICS exam... How autistic do you have to be to not understand the relationship between Science and Physics? 2) Basically everyone who writes IB Physics exam this year will be 18 and above, me included.
>>8054694 No idea why Oppenheimer's most famous quote is when he referenced the Bhagavad Gīta. Probably just trying to appeal to eccentric intellectuals which is why it has relevance in modern universities.
>>8054671 I think demoscene is more up /sci/ alley. Search for Revision demoparty. Throughout shader showdown competition last year (live coding event) few people made amazing stuff. So if you are into math check that out.
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