Thinking comparatively to genes, in what way could a meme be classified as fit within its environment?
Could we build a model to find which memes are most fit and use it to usher in a new decade of incredibly dank memes?
If a meme is the social equivalent of a gene, then imagemacros are really more than just a singular meme, it seems like they are the social equivalent of an organism with many memes describing it.
It's easier to measure the fitness of an organism than it is to determine the cause of its fitness.
Anyone attending the HOSA Canada conference in March?
What event are you doing?
Some guy on /b wants this message to be encrypted A73 1839 F91 people on /b are talking about area codes and all that nonsense but I think it's just a secret language. The only ones I would guess are thr ceaser cipher or rail cipher but Im not sure about that stuff. Any of you /sci people wanna try and solve it?
Currently at Barnes at noble. Should I get this for my physics I class this semester? Store closes in an hour.
>babby tier classical mechanics
>buying a "dummies" book for this
why? this shit has been around for hundreds of years, there are literally dozens of other books on the subject that are way better.
Lets check how smart /sci/ really is.
Solve this without using a calculator.
>A) Every day 5 winners are chosen with a pool of 2000 people.
>B) Every week 35 winners are chosen from a pool of 8500 people.
>C) Every month 150 winners are chosen from a pool of 44000 people.
As a participant, in which option do you have the highest chance of winning?
Assuming nobody is a winner twice, A by a long shot
everyone wins in A in about 400 days =~ 1 year
everyone wins in B in about 250 weeks =~5 years
everyone wins in C in about 300 months = ~25 years
normalized by multiplying by 44000/n, values are
A) 22 years/Cperson
B) 25 years/Cperson
C) 25 years/Cperson
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I've been a Kurzweil follower for a long time. How many /sci/entists are true believers that we'll reach AI in 2029 and quickly reach the singularity soon thereafter? I live in Silicon Valley and there are still so many people that are blind here. If you are actually a true believer, how do you cope?
The notion that we might pierce the veil of reality in a continuous arc from our current consciousnesses has caused me to go a little bit insane. It makes the universe so much more mysterious and my life seem so much weirder.
WHY ME. WHY SHOULD ANY OF US...
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if its any comfort anon, even it did get invented, you would probably be too poor to afford it :3
Afford what? Strong AI? Immortality? You have no idea how much money I have anyway :333
Anyway, I believe that we will become quasi communists and roughly equally divide the value of the gains discovered by the strong AI explosion. If we don't, I'll be among the first to rebel against those who think they deserve to hoard the value from strong AI.
How clinically-useful is the rectal exam in asymptomatic patients, or as a regular screening tool? The guidelines keep reducing its recommended usage. Have doctors been needlessly fingering people's asses for decades?
>How clinically-useful is the rectal exam in asymptomatic patients
Quite small in asymptomatic younger patients.
In older patients ~50% of rectal cancers can be palpated. Also prostate cancers can be palpated.
UNSOLVABLE RIDDLE TIME:
You find a jacket you want to buy for 97 dollars, but you are broke. So you borrow 50 bucks from your dad and 50 bucks from your mom. 50 + 50 = 100
You buy the shirt and get 3$ in change. Deciding to pay your parents back 1$ each right away you have one dollar left yourself.
Now you owe your mom and dad each 49$
49 + 49 = 98, + your dollar = 99$
Where the f did the last dollar go ?
You actually owe each mom and dad $49.5 (half of the $99. Grab some poker chips or coins and try it.
Math is more about visualization than memorization. If you have no imagination, you'll never do well in Math.
Is there a good book on physics for someone self-teaching themselves that explains all the principles in a simple manner, basic stuff?
I'd like a book that contains mechanics to nuclear physics basics, basically HS physics. I'm currently doing Khan only, wanna expand a bit.
given that pi is transcendental
and e is transcendental
can we rigorously prove that their sum and product are transcendental? better yet, can we prove that they HAVE to be transcendental if pi and e are?
Looking at the moon in Celestia and I found this little wobble in its orbit. The red arc is the moon's path and the lower blue arc is the Earth's path. Probably hard to tell from the image, but the wobble is directly beneath (I guess "beneath" doesn't have much meaning in space) the Earth's path.
Anyway, is this just a bug in the software or does the moon's orbit actually dip in like that?
Here is a zoomed-out view from "above" showing where the dip is in relation to the Earth.
I didn't understand the secretary problem. So The best canditate is always who the fuck gets luck to be interviewed while I'm 37% throught my way or it says that I have only 37% of chance to find the best candidate of a set if I can't call them back after saying a no?
What's a good diet to do that will help me improve my brain /sci/?
Which way does the universe stack
Are pulsars like unique and do the all choose to spin the same way?
>are we still in the first universe
But I think thes a provable connection too