What do you think about this? Is zero a proper number?
I've never seen 0 cows. I've noticed an absence at times, but I didn't see some number of cows.
If you are in a basement without cows and say you see a number of cows people will think you're retarded.
This is the logic that kept the western world from figuring out complicated mathematics for centuries.
once zero was 'discovered', the game changed and retards like you were merdered to death
Its a place holder, without which there would be no distinction between 1, 10, or 1000000. We're not about to switch back to roman numerals anytime soon. If it really bothers you so much, you could always move on to base 16 like a computer.
Do you believe that P = NP (why, or why not?)?
And if so, do you also believe that Computer Science will fall as a field since bruteforcing will be viable? Will P = NP remove all value of creativity?
Mechanical, Chemical, Environmental, or Electrical?
depends what you like.
be careful to find a job after studies. look for stats of employment ratio / wages in your country. i did chemical eng. would not have chosen it, if i had the choice now ( because of oil crisis)
I'm an organic chemist and my field of work has vanished over the last 20 years. Statistically, organic chemistry is the most difficult field of study and the least lucrative of the physical and natural sciences.
Is there anywhere promising to follow a career outside of law enforcement?
Finished school with a math degree. Just got a job as a data analyst using the python data analysis stack.
Am I doing it right, /sci/?
Would it be easier to deorbit a planet that's far away (since it's moving more slowly) or not (because of oberth effect?)
There are two modes of being: Coexisting and Dominating. Define Coexisting as existing in such a way that the damage done to other beings is minimized. Define Dominating as maximizing the spread of patterns that are similar to one's own patterns.
The majority of history has largely been a history of Dominating. This includes biologic and anthropologic history, as well as modern economics and zeitgeist. A Dominating society requires Balance of Power to sustain Individual Rights (=IR), a Coexisting society does not. Note that a Dominating society...
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I wanted to write this because I read somewhere (regarding the Fermi Paradox) that if we "shout out into space", we will be annihilated for certain. In this scenario this would not necessarily be the case.
Anyone here work in GMP biotech?
I need help being social
Can I get some general advice for being a TA? Just got my lab assignment and I have partner who is a PhD student so that should help.
But just general dos and donts of being a TA? I'm pretty nervous
Was there literally any new concept art/spaceships/whatever in this movie?
> blow up le 3 planets with sun power xDD
> mazda bukkake shitty cgi character
> whole cantina scene as cringeworthy as jabbas palace in the new episode 6
How should I know that 'cause and effect' isn't just a redundant/convoluted way of thinking and that everything (including my thoughts) don't just happen to happen for no proper reason!?
Doctor Manhattan said "all of time happens at once" so maybe it doesn't matter weather or not your predictions are true if you believe they are; if you don't then I'm afraid you're fated to fall through the endless void which is chaos for the rest of your life
Is non-existence unfathomable or is it just impossible?
shit those are cool figures, gotta cop me some perhaps. Not a photographer though but that would be so cool
also could you fuck off with these shitty threads, it seems like 14 year-olds on /b/ have some great idea they think is so new and worth pondering so they look for a philosophy board and don't find one, so they come to /sci/
NEW MOON LANDING FAKE
How hard is it to design a wing?
I know little about aerodynamics, but I imagine it would mostly just be plugging numbers into equations.
design a wing for what?
If you already have a wing model and just need to know its characteristics, sure you could plug and chug.
If you want to design a new form or whatever, you need to model the whole thing, simulate, make prototypes, run trials, analyze data, improve initial design and so on until you reach a satisfactory design.
But that's not a job for an "engineer" with a mere BSc
Design one from scratch, but to keep things relatively simple it would just be a glider i think - im smart enough to be worrying about fuel lines and control systems.
Do you know what I could use to model potential design? Would Solidworks be practical?
anyone can build a bridge, it takes an engineer to just barely build a bridge.
A wing that just works wouldn't be too hard. But does this wing work well? Is it held up to any safety standards to commercial use? There are alot of questions.
> Astronomers have not observed the planet directly.
I-is it called Pluto by chance?
>planet is a social construct, the distinction between dwarf planet, planetoid and planet are arbitrary classifications not based on scientific fact but on orbitism.