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Virtually every scientist I've known or read about eventually got married and had a family, despite their alleged autism and anti-social behavior.

Why this deception?
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>>7810004
>alleged autism and anti-social behavior
[Citation needed]
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>>7810004
What deception exactly?
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Autism is a mental deficiency. Why would you be surprised that famously smart people AREN'T autistic?

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If you only eat soup, do you poop or piss it out?
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>>7809964
Yes
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>>7809964
You piss it out, but with your butt.
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Ensuring feuds liquified in your stomach anyway. So, like everything else, you poop out what you don't absorb and piss out what you do.

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Is there money in nuclear engineering?
Not talking about super rich, but like getting a job.

I'm a college dropout, making decent money as a software developer.
(Dropped out because i started development 4 years before i started college, i literally wasn't learning anything /g/ hadnt already taught me or researched myself, i now make an OK 45K )

Every day, more and more, i feel i fucked up and went into the wrong field.

Nuclear science is so much more interesting than what i'm currently doing.

I feel like were currently using...
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>>7809864
>Is there money in nuclear engineering?
Oh yes, tons.
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>>7809903
is it "easy" to find a job that doesn't revolve around consumer plants or x-ray technicians?

Space is where it's at, so many variables to consider, would be a lot more challenging than what I currently do for a living.

>couple engineer friends were going to build a cubesat

fucking...
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>>7809928
>Starting to see why
Is such a bitch. It's all that apathy.

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Many meat eating animals consume pebbles and rocks to help them break down meat and grind it up for digestion. How come humans don't need to do this?
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Since that behavior is now uncommon than not, wouldn't it make more sense to ask why some species DO need to do that?
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>>7809772
Because we chew?
Retard
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>>7809772

>How come humans don't need to do this?

Because through evolution we have assimilated tens of thousands of different species of microbes that now make up our intestinal fauna and expedite food digestion.

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What field of science/ engineering besides compsci is most likely to allow me to keep my glorious beard once I begin my career search?
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Literally anything with maybe the exception of finance, which isn't really STEM. Grad students, professors, researchers, engineers, doctors, etc, all have beards.
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>>7809753
Any sort of engineering will do. Because these people are, you'll most likely find a job as hustler and for this job your gay beard is just fine.
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>>7809753
Physics. No one cares how you look

Biology, everyone is a hippe with beards even the women folk

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Hello, /sci/!

I'm an undergraduate in computer science (hopefully) going on to graduate study next year. Since my program is research-oriented, and also because I can't always take classes in subjects I'm interested in, I spend a lot of free time trying my hand at traditionally 'hard' problems in order to get practice tackling unanswered questions (or at least questions whose answers haven't yet been proven beyond doubt).

I've recently come up with a fast heuristic (I'm calling it so because I don't yet have the grounds...
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Also, P =? NP general, if that sparks anybody's interest.

To those better versed than I: what is the current state of approximability of graph-related NP-hard problems? I read a paper stating that there's a proven maximum bound on the approximation factor for any maximum clique algorithm of n^(1/3) (unless P = NP), but I'm not sure if there's been any change since that point.
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>>7809740
>hard even to approximate in polynomial time
Stop your research immediately before you do something that many more people will regret. The government is not to be trusted in any whit.
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>>7809785

I highly doubt anything I do as an undergraduate toying with concepts will result in anything earth-shattering. But I suppose I should thank you for thinking that it might!

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Why don't I ever see much talk about probability or statistics on here?

I know both of these areas are really employable. Are they just not sexy fields these days? I mean yeah, stat is applied and everyone who takes the intro course is unimpressed with how simple it is, but the upper levels of stat can be pretty damn interesting.
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Dunno about anyone else, but stats is the one math course that's not required for my school's engineering program. Bizzarely.

Of course, being a fucking hopeless dweeb, I'll be taking it as an elective. But I wonder how many other STEM kiddies are.
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>>7809755
Basic stat is easy, just a bunch of tedious math (think plugging 40 different results into one formula level of tedious, that is if the prof teaches you to do things by hand). The hardest part is remembering the difference between the various flavors of X (X, X hat, X bar, etc.). That said, it's really useful because it teaches you keys to understanding/interpreting statistics (stuff like confidence intervals, the power of a given analysis technique, etc.).

The upper level stuff is more interesting. You...
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>>7809774
>keys to statistics
>confidence intervals

Somebody took the wrong course

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Is there any way to get good at the fundamentals of calculus except banging my head into dozens of repetitive and formulaic questions?
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>>7809724
>wants to learn something
>doesn't want to put the work into learning it

I bet you are one of those spergs who think that geniuses are just autists who didn't even have to work all that hard, they just naturally knew everything.

Yeah yeah, fuck off.
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If you're a strong fundamental reasoner/algorithmic intelligence then yes there's a way for you to learn at a more rapid pace provided a specific kind of post-singularity information that only people like us can generate. If someone comes to you asking for solutions to NP-hard or NP-complete problems, tell them to kindly fuck off and solve negotiation theory in their own timeline and stop concealing their temporally parasitic aspect using time travel.

NP stands for non-polynomial. There's a thread on this board right now where you can see a shill soliciting...
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Well, I'm studying engineering, but I found that the engineering method for learning calculus (rote memorization) is shitty as fuck.

Learn things "the hard way". In this case, learn calculus as a math major would, read and understand the proofs, and then things will stop being a clusterfuck of stamp-collecting and will turn into simple logic.

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science feels good when good : good feel
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>>7809677
Making fun of normies isn't cool Anon.

You wouldn't walk into a psych ward to point and laugh at all the literal retards would you?

It's a senseless waste of time and pretty retarded in itself.
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>>7809677
Why, honestly, do you come to this board? How did you even find it?
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>>7809694
>You wouldn't walk into a psych ward to point and laugh at all the literal retards would you?
we used to pay for that privilege at freak shows, now we can do it for free in the comfort of our own homes

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>tfw european
>tfw can't get these as they're considered hazardous gmos
I bet monsanto is behind this.
What does /sci/ think of this project? What do you think about the legislation surrounding things like it? Do you support things like this, do you think that there is any future or significance to the idea of glowing plants?
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>>7809666
>666
GMO confirmed for satan
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>>7809688
>88
Anti gmo confirmed for hitler
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>>7809666
>mfw Satan get

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It's time to show that ACT/SAT=/= Academic Excellence in College
Your University(if you want to)(The one that you're studying in as a Grad student)
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>36
>math and physics double major
>UMN-TC
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>>7809646

35
Computer Science/Applied Mathematics
Columbia (UG) / Columbia (G) (hopefully)
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>>7809646
>26 ACT
>Chemistry
>blow me

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Hello /sci/!
I've just now discovered my love for math, and just started to tackle antiderivatives. Please bare in mind that i have no prior knowlage of math exept for the basics. I was hoping you could help me fuel this newly found love. I'm currently stuck with this one, could you help me understand the process and how to reach the result?
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>>7809578
we use the legendary plug and chug technique

someone should make a flow chart but in anycase:
1) observe that his is a fraction with a 4th degree polynomial in the denominator. therefore the flowchart say partial fraction that bitch
-(x + 1)/(x^2 + 1) + 1/x + x^(-2)

now we may integrate these 3 components seperately by plug-and-chugging them into our already known antiderivative patterns:
1/x => ln(x)
x^(-2) => -x^(-1)
-(x + 1)/(x^2 + 1) => -ln(x^2+1) + atan(x)
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testingczs
$x = e^{x}$
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$\frac{x+1}{x^4 + x^2} = \frac{x}{x^4 + x^2} + \frac{1}{x^4 + x^2} = \frac{1}{x^2(x + 1)} + \frac{1}{x^2(x^2 + 1)}$
Now comes the tricky part.
find A, B such that
$\frac{1}{x^2(x + 1)} = \frac{A}{x^2} + \frac{B}{x+1}$
Then integrate.
Do the same for the second term.

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Does /sci/ believe in Platonic numbers?
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>>7809560
I believe they must be quite lonely
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>>7809560
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>>7809572
I can't help but think that half of this text is language without content in a young Wittgensteinian sense. We created words and have deep discussions, but the words are actually meaningless.

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>the observable universe is 92 billion light years in diameter
>within this there are (at least) 100 billion galaxies
>the entire universe potentially stretches out into infinity, with an infinite number of galaxies containing an infinite number of planets
>and yet, within this unimaginably enormous stretch of space, we are permanently bound to a couple rocks orbiting a tiny, unnoticeable and irrelevant star in a sparsely populated part of our tiny galaxy

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babby's first existential temper tantrum?
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>>7809549
>with an infinite number of galaxies containing an infinite number of planets
Yea no

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Besides Brian Greene's Fabric of the Cosmos, that Iraqi guy's 2 BBC series (one with some shit connected with nature) and that British guy that looks like a faggot's series, what other theoretical physics shows are there and you would recommend for me to watch? Also I'm staying away from Degrasse's Cosmos series and I already watched The Universe in full.
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>>7809527
>Also I'm staying away from Degrasse's Cosmos series
And so you should. Don't get me wrong, it's not THAT bad. It has some nice informations, but that Thegrass guy is terribly annoying.

Watch the original Comos series, it's majestic.

Didn't Morgan Freeman have a physics show or something?
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>>7809591
this. into the wormhole I think it was called and it was based

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