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The male gender

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- Mon, 06 Apr 2020 05:34:23 EST dn0CF5zg No.79830
File: 1586165663115.jpg -(78394B / 76.56KB, 600x684) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. The male gender
I tell science that maybe me as (you will acept that I'm not egotistical) some sort of adaption?! Any then maybe?
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Betsy Wapperhall - Thu, 10 Sep 2020 09:38:16 EST YHcQFUbj No.79944 Reply
>>79830
idk if true, but i heard we were hermaphrodite with the ability to self inseminate. And that the clit was basically a penis for that purpose, but that the genders split apart into male and female. IDK how legit this is though.
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Esther Tillingstone - Sun, 06 Dec 2020 06:46:01 EST g6A82mY5 No.79976 Reply
>>79830
1 in 30 persons is shemale have fun playing: Who is the shemale?

Neuralink

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- Sat, 25 Jul 2020 07:06:22 EST XkA+vKFv No.79925
File: 1595675182504.png -(38831B / 37.92KB, 1200x388) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Neuralink
What do you guys think about Neuralink? Is it a danger to humanity? Is it actually possible to create such a product? How long until it gets into our lives? Will it finish anonymity? How to save ourselves?
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Graham Mobberstedge - Sat, 25 Jul 2020 07:11:30 EST V8hk0oGM No.79926 Reply
>Is it actually possible to create such a product?
No, or at least none that we're capable of yet. It's mostly just a sockpuppet company for elon to get more stock money most likely.
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Doris Sappercocke - Sat, 28 Nov 2020 22:39:51 EST P6Kd8r76 No.79974 Reply
>>79925
>do you guys think about Neuralink?
seems pretty cool

>Is it a danger to humanity?
yes, like all technologies

>Is it actually possible to create such a product?
yes, BCI exist and have existed for decades

>How long until it gets into our lives?
Consumer-tier BCIs? Probably a decade or further away

>Will it finish anonymity?
It could

>How to save ourselves?
Self-reliance, fighting for human rights, open-source software, decentralization

Wolfram vs physics

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- Tue, 14 Apr 2020 22:56:11 EST MUj3j7nh No.79839
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Stephan Wolfram (the computational physics guy) and his team appear to have the groundwork to a fundamental theory of physics, basically based on graph operations. Special relativity and quantum mechanics can be derived from this model, mindbending stuff:

https://writings.stephenwolfram.com/2020/04/finally-we-may-have-a-path-to-the-fundamental-theory-of-physics-and-its-beautiful/
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Albert Bardforth - Tue, 28 Apr 2020 23:43:36 EST vEIr/ZBw No.79857 Reply
>>79855
Iff Wolfram's turing machine can predict even one scientific breakthrough then it will be the most amazing thing in the world, and knowing that there are thousands of the world's top minds going after this prize, I shall sit here and wait patiently for that to happen.

I think these graphs are a model of our own way of thinking, in reverse. We started out by becoming self-aware in a chaotic environment of infinite complexity, so we invented things like philosophy and religion to try and make some sense out of it. Then we honed our understanding down to a scientific method. The way we make sense of things in general is to try and model it with abstraction. We try and break things down to their simplest form, because simple things are easier to understand. We took the top-down approach over millenia of careful observation, where these graphs and rules of Wolfram's theory are going in the other direction. Start out with something extremely simple, mix in something special (the theoretical key to the universe) and let the computers see if you were right. Sorry, I'm still trying to wrap my head around how this is going to lead to a reliable scientific breakthrough, but I'm not writing it off as impossible as of yet.
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Charles Dartham - Fri, 01 May 2020 21:15:00 EST bTDTgq6J No.79861 Reply
>>79855
the thing with this fractal mysticism is that no scholastic authors would touch the 'schizo LSD theory' until after Nassim's paper won awards. It's the same shape that buckminster fuller discovered, and you could use almost any vector matrix to pull all this off. Some physicists are working with a shape called m0, or Mzero, which is really an infinite fractal of circles. obviously the simples solution is the best solution, but mainstream science won't touch that solution. gives them the heebie jeebies, and inside that shape as it moves we find almost all the shapes from every major religion, like jigsaw pieces.

that's too far out for them. they are desperately searching for any shape that can pull it off, but it's never going to be computationally efficient compared to the real thing, which is a platonic solid with 4 platonic vectors it can translate and recurse across. It's potential is practically limitless and will redefine math forever, but it's too religious for them.

if they fail to adopt it, then their science will fall behind compared to any faction that can put their ego aside long enough to use it. that faction will create a breakaway civilization in short order.
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Archie Billingdock - Wed, 25 Nov 2020 18:26:46 EST Sy5xMAXi No.79973 Reply
>>79839
This is a super good critique of Wolfram's type of worship of cellular automata http://www.math.pitt.edu/~bard/bardware/wolfram_siam.pdf . Basically the criticism of it is, what the fuck does it actually predict? They can give qualitative insights but traditional differential equation based model has been the bedrock of engineering/physics/chemistry/biology. While I am interested to see what these cellular automata bring, I am not too optimistic. I definitely am annoyed with the extent of overstatement and hype Wolfram is into.

Mushrooms and Viruses

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- Wed, 18 Nov 2020 09:40:17 EST VT0gJpCO No.79967
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https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/sji.12937
With all the talk about hallucinogens possibly helping with depression and PTSD I've been researching their reactions with viruses and other microbes and I'm starting to make connections. Certainly there could be better and healthier ways to help treat people. Do you think pharmaceutical companies actively suppress further delving into more natural forms of medicine?
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Edward Surrybore - Thu, 19 Nov 2020 14:10:49 EST HvVyxfsI No.79970 Reply
Of course they do. Look at the energy outages Enron caused a while ago to make a few more bucks from the artificial scarcity. They killed people for money because they were sufficiently isolated from the repercussions for doing so. Or private prisons, who bribe judges to convict more people for them to house and for which they get paid by the government. Or the entirety of the military-industrial complex. Or a million other examples. It's all down to profit motive, as it effectively rewards sociopathic behavior, and structures put in place to curb that behavior, if they can be said to have ever worked at all, are themselves sabotaged for that reason.

In the case of the immense therapeutic potential of now-banned drugs, this profit motive is even more obvious. Let's look at the new hope for depression, ketamine. The newly-released S-ketamine for depression, Spravato, costs $550 or $885 per application, every 3 days, so a month's supply would cost $5500 or $8850, for 0.56 g to 0.84 g, which runs up to about $9.8k per gram of (S)-ketamine. Meanwhile, the same amount of the same thing can be bought at some pet shops for $6. Is there any doubt that the psychopaths who run the world will pass up on that? Look at that Shkreli fuck, he gloated about extorting people for life-saving, dead-cheap medicine, and I can't help but feel that the only reason he was arrested was because he did it in full view of the hoi polloi.

Do you remember being in a history class, or reading some Wikipedia article, about how the dirtfarmers in some forgotten empire would be worked to death by, and conscripted into fighting for, elite classes who lived in unimaginable luxury? And how these miserable peasants could have just bum-rushed their oppressors at any time because they outnumbered them 10 to 1, but they never did because their worshipped, sometimes literally so, their own headsmen? That's us. The religious veneer has been peeled off, but the worship remains, secularized, as we deem them risk-takers and enterpreneurs and reward them for fleecing us. The future will look at us no different than we look at the helots of Ancient Sparta.

The world in which we live is a third world shithole version of what it could be.

Too late to study in stem field?

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- Tue, 21 Jul 2020 22:33:08 EST Rkc5MSE3 No.79919
File: 1595385188660.jpg -(39969B / 39.03KB, 485x323) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Too late to study in stem field?
I remember posting in 2012 when I was 25, young and invincible, and the board I was posting on was called "tesla"

I'm now 34. I had a genuine interest in engineering or at least how things work and wanted to do something in electrical engineering but I really had no idea

long story short I moved from a northern canadian shithole, back to tdot, to out of my parents house, to somewhere miserable where the rent isnt too high, and I've spent more of my days hearing voices than I've been able to program. Now all I do is make shit covers of piano songs.

I know theres some knowledge in learning how to deal with the throes of life, but I seem to be really bad at it.

Is there a chance I could pick a profession in engineering and come out employable? (I'm guessing its a hard no)
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Samuel Cubblechutch - Sat, 07 Nov 2020 07:10:31 EST lppUtLoU No.79964 Reply
>>79919
Of course you can. But you want to make a plan so you can finish your degree as fast as possible. The first few years will be the worst, because everyone in class is super young and immature, but just duke it out and try not to lose your head socially in the process.
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Wesley Gickleham - Wed, 18 Nov 2020 13:23:01 EST iPqXs5IM No.79968 Reply
>>79919

Well, do you have a wife and kids to provide for? If not, just do whatever the fuck you want

Do you have proficiency with basic maths (algebra, trig) and science... Have you done calculus, physics and chemistry ''AP'' ? If not, you have some serious catch up to do, say a year or two depending on your pace to catch up from knowing nothing about all this to nailing integrals, derivatives, mechanics, chemistry etc.
STEM fields are generally demanding you need to be prepared to be drowned by homework and sometime overwhelmed, STEM degrees are a marathon especially if you start late and need to recap what you were expected to nail in AP high school.

Like other anons said, consider being an electrician or electro-mechanicians. There are also classes that teach embedded systems programming (ie: Programming micro-controllers) outside of university, thats alot of closer to EE than the options mentioned before that. It would be alot lighter on the maths than the degree but more in depth and technical than vocational school althought probably lower-rank in term of employability (you could still find a job especially if youre willing to move but not an instantaneously as electrician)

Genetic engineering

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- Tue, 17 Nov 2020 23:04:06 EST mtKkBOgX No.79966
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Any genetic engineers here? Tell us about your job and education. I think, that this should be hella interesting.

Unusual COVID-19 immunity

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- Mon, 12 Oct 2020 20:21:24 EST yibJPkEe No.79956
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So, I've actually been somewhat irresponsible and going around for other personal reasons despite the pandemic, though wearing a mask. By all rights, I should have the virus by now, but am asymptomatic.

I definitely caught several strains of the mainline SARS virus in Asia. Could this explain the immunity or would be it be something fundamental to my immune system?
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Jack Fellyworth - Sun, 18 Oct 2020 11:58:27 EST vXVi9DwZ No.79957 Reply
You're probably an asymptomatic carrier who's been spreading it around to other people.
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Nell Bullersane - Thu, 05 Nov 2020 08:54:39 EST 0FHrM3fp No.79961 Reply
>>79956
the virus, while real, is being trumped up beyond belief. You may very well have had it and beaten it. Healthy individuals have the potential to get sick and barely notice it because their immune systems work more efficiently.

ever since I started hitting the gym regularly 8 years ago Ive stopped getting seasonal colds and flus. when I do get sick I barely notice it.
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Crazy or science?

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- Fri, 18 Sep 2020 04:41:27 EST crEqwj95 No.79945
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Can some maybe explain this to me. I’m not claiming this is science related but I can’t think of any other reasonable explanation. My phone somehow saw its self In a video. It was on a tunnel effect but I still can’t see how a camera effect would cause this to happen. I’m no scientist and I know I sound crazy but could this have anything to do with quantum supper position of an object being messed up in some way?
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Eliza Fodgedot - Mon, 28 Sep 2020 00:32:51 EST ISfiqZPW No.79954 Reply
>>79949

it was on /stim/ lol dude was on meth or something



Build a private driving drone?

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- Mon, 01 Jun 2020 01:24:37 EST eOwF+/6Y No.79897
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So the big boys have been working on this shit for years and they're getting pretty close to cracking it, but what I wanna know is can we, the average Joe Schmucks of Everytown, do it too? Let's go over what's required:
A - a vehicle
B - piloting software
C - collision avoidance
D - onboard maps of area of operation
E - ???

If we start with an RC car, use a cellphone with custom piloting app, 360° camera with object detection/recognition software interfaced with piloting app and phone-based maps (Google maps?) can this be done? Easily? Not easily? What if we added an overhead aerial drone for guidance assistance? Would that help?

Why should the big boys be the only ones that get to have delivery drones? Democratize that shit and put a drone in every driveway! Fuck you, Bezos! Now I can has drone too!

Texh

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- Thu, 06 Aug 2020 22:46:21 EST D9mIpkV8 No.79931
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How does one go about in getting a job that will allow you to future leading edge web develop/ design / program / information tech?
I would like to start helping people with their computer issues from home first to develop, learn more as well as stay at home and work through a headset just that cliche reset your modem / computer home simple old people tech support. But in the meantime I want to learn the programming of the future. I've noticed I'm at a plateau or barrier for being "in" that crowd or in the know and I feel like a lot of stuff they try to teach you in college regarding isn't leading edge and will just be obsolete tech by the time I'm done going through school. Truthful I don't want to learn at a college but by diy, fellow coders, internet websites and sand box sites so I can just show my skills not just a piece of paper in a world where capitalist exploits have ruined much of higher educational dreams for those who could never afford it. Anyone in the businesses or the know how for beginning learning to get into the future scene? Regarding all sorts. Tech supports (what companies allow you to be public help service from home like Comcast? ) 3d modeling design (like mmos) web design (I only know of html and java css) and programming for the future to make better platforms and organization for ourselves. I want to actually be able to /build/ not just work off of a pre-built platform and change a few qualities like I used to when I was 12 trying to do html for the first time. I want to learn the ins and outs of all of it and specialize to create in this new digital frontier.
Where to start?
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Shitting Seblingman - Sun, 09 Aug 2020 03:19:34 EST smt+bfPd No.79933 Reply
>>79931
well, you should probably get a degree in computer science then. programming languages aren't that different and any decent one will get you far in the programming world.
python, java, javascript, and c++ are all decent languages and aren't in any danger of becoming obsolete. personally speaking, i like cython myself, which is a programming language that allows you to write in c and python.
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Fuck Pickway - Mon, 17 Aug 2020 18:00:54 EST sHwa329x No.79937 Reply
>>79933
I don't really have the money to go to a college. Is there a way to learn under the table or do you always have to pay in to get a computer science degree?
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Cornelius Hipperbury - Wed, 19 Aug 2020 21:58:35 EST smt+bfPd No.79939 Reply
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>>79937
sure. you could go the do-it-yourself route and learn to code in a popular programming language yourself. small startups aren't going to be picky over how you learned to code, and you could probably land a job as a programmer after a few weeks of learning an easy-ish language like python or java.
obviously, however, employers will want to see a portfolio of some of your projects. so you should do some projects while you learn how to program.

you can learn introductory computer science for free through MIT's OCW website.
https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/electrical-engineering-and-computer-science/6-00-introduction-to-computer-science-and-programming-fall-2008/

it's pretty abstract, so if you do go through with it, take your time. you'll learn some theory and how to program in python through video lectures. the course also offers optional assignments; i recommend you do each and every one of them, as it is far more important to learn how to program than to learn the theory when you first get started in an introductory computer science course.

don't give up on your dreams, and i wish you luck!

Sheet Metal Union Advice

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- Sun, 09 Aug 2020 02:06:12 EST DHenLJiU No.79932
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Been planning to join the local sheet metal union really soon to start my life long career.

Having no idea what to expect down the road through the apprentice years and years following (except I will learn to weld, plasma cut, and work on air
conditioning units) doesn't help too much though.

I have done some work in HVAC before with Energy Star who's only tasks were to carry equipment and tape up air vents.

I will be working through the inner city and around it, but really don't know what to expect for my work days and what the future.

Any knowledge worth sharing?
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Shitting Seblingman - Sun, 09 Aug 2020 03:43:07 EST smt+bfPd No.79934 Reply
>>79932
https://www.bls.gov/ooh/construction-and-extraction/sheet-metal-workers.htm#tab-3
here you go, anon. i can't provide much advice, as this isn't an area where i'm knowledgeable in.
you should probably wear ear plugs while you work with the sheet metal, though. constant exposure to loud noise at a level of 85 dbSPL (the legal maximum average sound level) for more than 8 hours is not safe, according to osha guidelines for workplaces. additionally, exposure to sounds of 90 dbSPL is known to cause temporary hearing loss, and can result in permanent hearing loss if not given a few days to recover.

something to take note of, because a large sheet of sheet metal that hits the floor is going to sound very loud.

what's that crackling noise ?

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- Fri, 24 Jul 2020 04:28:52 EST Q9WLEXGw No.79921
File: 1595579332518.png -(74033B / 72.30KB, 400x400) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. what's that crackling noise ?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jN1WWi9bdTg&t=521s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQRx0TZAZ8E&t=132s

what is this crackle on his video ?
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Eugene Fandale - Fri, 24 Jul 2020 16:07:22 EST smt+bfPd No.79923 Reply
>>79921
first link crackle sounds like ampitude-modulated pink noise turning on and off at a rate of ~30 hz.
second link crackle seems to have some sort of hysteresis or odd harmonic distortion.
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Eugene Fandale - Fri, 24 Jul 2020 17:47:48 EST smt+bfPd No.79924 Reply
>>79921
>>79923
hmm. on a second listen, it's probably more accurate to say the first crackle is amplitude modulated filtered white noise. and the second crackle is either aliasing or odd harmonic distortion.

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