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8856284 No.8856284 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

>ask for grant on researching methods of life extension via clone harvesting
>get funding

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>The video hasn’t performed well on YouTube. It has received nearly 4,000 dislikes and only 79 likes. The clip seemed to disturb many YouTube commenters.
>“Fuck this world, I want to just move to the forest and become a monk."
>I can’t take this degeneracy anymore,” one viewer said

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8856247 No.8856247 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

Redpill me on TREE(3). I read it's so much bigger than Graham's number that Graham's number might as well be zero. It's keeping me awake.

>> No.8856283

some numbers are just too big anon, like yo mamma

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8856203 No.8856203 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

>Hurr durr, muricans can't into metric"

Imperial system is obviously easier for the everyday man to use.
>Can visualize diffferent lengths
>More precise because of fractions
>It was designed to be easier
>Fahrenheit is more useful in day to day use

Yes, metric makes sense in science, but for everyday use imperial is clearly easier. I don't have a problem with Europeans using metric. What I have a problem with is Europeans pestering us Americans because we don't conform to their standards, when there is next to no benefit in switching to Metric, and any benefit that would be had barely exists in comparison to the vast cost it would take to switch.

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>> No.8856215

then explain why metric is better!?

>you can't

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>> No.8856252

Reminder that this is pasta.

>> No.8856259

This isn't a pasta you daft fuck. Oh wait, you can't prove it, just like you can't prove that metric is better.

>> No.8856261

I'm not a short bus kid

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8856202 No.8856202 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

What's the bare minimum range of operations an AI should be able to perform?
I'm exploring all sorts of different ways an evolving AI could work, but I'm not sure which ones are even possible to compute with.

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>> No.8856249

You aren't exploring anything. Get over it.

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Would you like to be explored?

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turing completeness or something close to it

Now get the fuck out of here and read pic related, which I have linked here:

>> No.8856286

EE student with an interest in CS. Is this book any good or just a meme?

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>suggesting a book on AI
>when current AI is always either just database-absorbing or trial-and-error mutation

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8856201 No.8856201 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

I want to develop my math skills better, specifically for computer science stuff (algorithms etc). Any suggestions for free online training which isn't meant for toddlers?

>Authors note: "I'm not shit at math, but let's just say I am"

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8856187 No.8856187 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

Is time travel possible? Like going back in forth in time? And if it is possible, can we prove that parallel universes exist?

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>> No.8856253

Bill Nye was asked about John Titor.

I'm guessing you already seen this though.

>> No.8856282

Well that didnt help me at all, because this "John Titor" is claiming he lives in another world line or something like that, so that means his worldline has a different future than our worldline soooooooooo yea.....maybe im stupid i dunno rofl

>> No.8856291

If his machine worked than he himself could have explained how it worked at the time he claimed to be from the future. It would have been the ultimate proof.
He could have also shown us the machine in action, maybe go back a few minutes just like in 'Back to the Future'.

All this didn't happen so it seems to be he's absolutely full of shit.

John Titor aside... The only way we know how to warp time currently is by creating gravity.
But one, we don't know how to create gravity and two, it could only slow down time and not reverse it.

>> No.8856293

Correction: They wen't a short time into the future in Back to the Future as a demonstration, not to the past.

>> No.8856298

He did explain how it worked tho.....he even provided pictures

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8856186 No.8856186 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

>snnnnniiiiiiffffffffffff...oh yes my dear....sssnnnnnnnnnnnniiiiiiiiffffffff....quite pungent indeed...is that....dare I say....sssssssnniff...eggs I smell?......sniff sniff....hmmm...yes...quite so my darling....sniff....quite pungent eggs yes very much so .....ssssssssssssssnnnnnnnnnnnnnnniiiiiiiffffff....ah yes...and also....a hint of....sniff....cheese.....quite wet my dear....sniff...but of yes...this will do nicely....sniff.....please my dear....another if you please....nice a big now.... BBBBBBRRRRRRRAAAAAAAPPPPPPPFFFFFFFFLLLLLLLLLPPPPPPPPPFFFFFF Oh yes...very good!....very sloppy and wet my dear....hmmmmm...is that a drop of nugget I see on the rim?...hmmmm.....let me.....let me just have a little taste before the sniff my darling.......hmmmmm....hmm..yes....that is a delicate bit of chocolate my dear....ah yes....let me guess...curry for dinner?....oh quite right I am....aren't I?....ok....time for sniff.....sssssnnnnnnniiiiiiiiffffffff.....hmmm...hhhmmmmm I see...yes....yes indeed as well curry......hmmm....that fragrance is quite noticeable....yes.....onion and garlic chutney I take it my dear?.....hmmmmm....yes quite..... BBBBBBRRRRRRRRPPPPPPFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFTTTTTTTTTTT Oh I was not expecting that…that little gust my dear….you caught me off guard…yes…so gentle it was though…hmmmm…let me taste this little one…just one small sniff…..sniff…ah….ssssssnnnnnniiiiiffffffffffff…and yet…so strong…yes…the odor….sniff sniff…hmmm….is that….sniff….hmmm….I can almost taste it my dear…..yes….just…sniff….a little whiff more if you please…..ssssssnnnnnniiiiiffffffffff…ah yes I have it now….yes quite….hhhhmmmm…delectable my dear…..quite exquisite yes…..I dare say…sniff….the most pungent one yet my dear….ssssnnnnniiiifffffffffffffffffffffff….yes….

What's the scientific explanation behind a shitpost of this caliber? Is it autism?

>> No.8856189

Boredom and young age.

>> No.8856199

Listen to this: http://vocaroo.com/i/s0gPUXkB1QM2

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8856155 No.8856155 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

>tfw you realise god exists

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>> No.8856280

Fuck off god shill
Zealots not welcome

>> No.8856285

>“The first gulp from the glass of natural sciences will turn you into an atheist, but at the bottom of the glass God is waiting for you.”
Confirmation that all atheist brainlets are Geology majors

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8856129 No.8856129 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

>Asperger's Syndrome
>Tourette's Syndrome
>Dejerine–Sottas disease
>Ehlers–Danlos syndrome
>Crohn's disease
>Parkinson's disease
>Hodgkin's lymphoma
>Klinefelter Syndrome

Tell me /sci/, why are so many diseases named after their discoverer?

If you were a medical professional, and you discovered a new disease, would you really want it named after you?

It seems like the prestige of discovering it would be outweighed by the fact that your name and the names of your descendants are associated with the disease. If my last name were Tourette or Asperger, I couldn't help but feel somewhat resentful of the fact that the first thing that comes to peoples minds is a specific illness.

>> No.8856133

>tfw my last name is literally Tourette

25 years of smart remarks. Kill me.

>> No.8856134

>>tfw my last name is literally Tourette

>25 years of smart remarks. FUCK


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8856092 No.8856092 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]


/sci/ IQlets/brainlets utterly btfoed. Who do you think you're fooling when you pretend that "iq tests just measure your ability to perform on iq tests". You're pathetic, is it not enough that you have a low score? You also have to delude yourself into believing that it doesn't matter? Dumb and delusional is worse than just dumb.

IQ tests aren't pseudo-science. IQ tests are incredibly relevant and useful. IQ is our best measure of intelligence and it is a great measure of it. Prove me wrong.

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8856059 No.8856059 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

And that's that.

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>> No.8856200


They have to take over everything.


That's it, super virus that only targets specific groups, here we go.

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Look at all these brainlets not realizing science is and always has been a contest of political wills to publish their preferred truth framed in empirical "objectivity".

>> No.8856239

those emojis really make the argument irrefutable.

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8856032 No.8856032 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

Which scientist was most ahead of his time?

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>> No.8856073


Greek philosophers.

>> No.8856088

Yes he was

He made predictions about reality then tested them to see if they worked.

>> No.8856107

By that standard who ISN'T a scientist?

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8855999 No.8855999 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

What are some safe, well-tested means of boosting brainpower?

There's a lot of bullshit floating around about how to boost IQ, but that's not what I'm interested in. I'm more curious about daily habits that increase the amount of intellectual output a person is capable of. Some questions:

How much caffeine is too much?

What's the best time of day for productivity?

Does exercise really improve mental performance?

Any opinions on sleep cycles, concentration drugs, or mental exercises such as n-back?

Links to studies would be great.

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>> No.8856104

I assume you're talking to me

Shrooms are by far my favorite psych, throwing my subjective experience with both in there I'll say this

Shrooms are more "natural" in the sense that when I take shrooms (meaning psilocybin and 4acodmt fwiw) I feel a greater connectedness with the natural world i.e earth etc and see my place in it, which does a lot to ground you in the fact that you're A B S O L U T E L Y meaningless.

LSD brings you out into the cosmos (bullshit it's all your conception of the cosmos) and you get this great cosmic sense of connectedness of everyone and how meaningful it is to be alive and a member of it all.

When you microdose shrooms it's fantastic in a fun sense, you get this boost to energy and feeling alive and you just want to do things that bring you into the world and experiencing it all.

Microdosing LSD does the same, but instead of doing things that you normally wouldn't you think about things in a completely different light than you would sober, and it has this intoxicating effect of making you confident as fuck in what you're thinking, and because you're microdosing and don't get thoughtloops and this babylike OMG EVERYTHING AND NOTHING IS TRUE AT THE SAME TIME like some fucking hippie, you can evaluate what you're thinking as you're thinking it. Granted because you're confident in it you're less likely to be fully rational in your examination but it's still pretty dank.

I'd recommend doing both, really I'd say if you like shrooms check out 4acodmt much easier to dose and you can be a lot more precise about what the amount is you're getting. Start with a trip dose of 20 mg and see how strong you like it and titrate from there, I usually go with 1-2 mg (dissolved in distilled water volumetric dosing you can't weigh that out without a scientific balance) when I microdose but that's just me.

Everything I've written here is subjective and I'd probably say something different on different day but this is what I got for you .

>> No.8856125

I would definitely be willing to take a chance if I thought the benefits were worth the risks. But how good are the benefits, exactly? Have you measured and compared your own productivity on a daily basis and seen solid gains, or are you working off your own intuition here? I strongly suspect there are real gains based on the anecdotes I've read as well, but I would love to see data.

>> No.8856135

I have never quantitatively measured anything sorry to say. I go by intuition and a lot of self-examination both before and after the fact.

I do a 1m on 1 wk off schedule for noopept and I feel like it's working, but at this point I'm no longer basing it off any sort of "improvement" over a baseline I haven't been at for a year, but rather the fact that I still feel good with it. Colors are more vibrant, words are more meaningful etc etc. It really isn't something, I think, that can be numerically measured. You can do those brain game things I suppose, but those measure how good you are at the game rather than anything else.

I'm very suspicious of people who do things like give numbers out because more often than not they're bullshit, but I'm very upfront that my feelings wrt noots are subjective and intution based rather than strict measurement.

There are a lot of guys out there who have attempted the kind of measurement I think you're looking for, /r/nootropics is a good research starting point, but specific forums tend to be a better bet.

If I had to throw some bullshit numbers out there I'd say that in terms of in general I feel 20-30% better, in terms of productivity it's more I can push myself into the working mode more easily than before, but also that could be me doing it more and then finding it easier and easier but who knows at this point. So like 10-20% more capable of being productive, but it's like 20% higher push up a hill gets the ball over the hump and a consistent 20% higher translates to a lot more productivity than just a 20% boost.

I am in undergrad physics if that changes the way you look at what I say at all, and while my classes have definitely been getting harder (rotating reference frames are great) I still feel like I'm able to not only keep up but also understand the material and draw connections well when solving problems.

Sorry I'm not really able to give you what you're looking for man, but give noots a shot.

>> No.8856163

Fuck that I need 9 hours to stay at my peak.

>> No.8856267

Check out intermittent fasting

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8855990 No.8855990 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

What if all sufficiently intelligent civilizations eventually discover how to harness a force of the universe analogous to nuclear power but orders of magnitude more powerful, to the extent that all such civilizations necessarily destroy themselves due to irresponsibility and the difficulty of handling this power?

>> No.8855994

do you really think thats an "if"?

>> No.8855996

Then they'd be destroyed.
>Why starting questions with "what if" is stupid

>> No.8856008

if "if"s and "but"s were candy and nuts

wouldn't it be a merry christmas?

>> No.8856013

what, is nuclear power not sufficient to destroy a civilization?

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8855930 No.8855930 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

When did you finally accept Yakub?

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when mumma told me i wuz a KANG

>> No.8856274

how many kings did your people HAVE, exactly?

Were they ALL kings?

Then who were the peasants that the king had power over?

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8855886 No.8855886 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

Everyone that looks at this has a different answer, but I know /sci/ will have the correct answer.

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>> No.8856240

it's a hell of a lot more than that, guys.

Consider this example for the cupcakes...

25 slots, 18 varieties.

Consider the varieties labeled A through Q.



We can quickly see that the possible combination of cupcakes quickly mounts to rediculous numbers.

However, as the problem stats that the ORDER does not matter, the above examples are an over-estimate...

So, a more thourough guage is required, as such.

Example 1

Example 2

Again, the possible combinations are far more numerous than has been previously stated in the thread.

>> No.8856246


Each variety of cupcakes, as a whole (25 of the same type) gives us 25 possible combinations.

Each variety as a majority (24), with a single other cupcake of all of the other varieties, gives us an additional 24 possibilities.

Each variety as a majority (23), with two cupcakes of a single variety, give us an additional 24 possibilities, etcetera...

Going all the way from A to Q, this gives us 25 +(24*18)=457 possible combinations.

And that is JUST with two different types of cupcakes per pack.

When we consider that one can use all 18 varieties of cupcakes, this multiplies the possibilities far beyond hundreds, into possibly tens of thousands of possible combinations.

>> No.8856256

>Going all the way from A to Q, this gives us 25 +(24*18)=457 possible combinations.

Actually, this should be going from 1 to 12 (as a half a pack of cupcakes) for total possible combinations of one or two flavor of, 18+(12*18)=234 combinations.

Then you get into three combinations, four combinations, five combinations, all the way up to using all 18 possible varieties in a pack, in various combinations.

IT's a lot.

>> No.8856262

>Each variety of cupcakes, as a whole (25 of the same type) gives us 25 possible combinations.

18 possible combinations.

>Each variety as a majority (24), with a single other cupcake of all of the other varieties, gives us an additional 24 possibilities.

additional 17 possible combinations.

>Each variety as a majority (23), with two cupcakes of a single variety, give us an additional 24 possibilities, etcetera...

additional 17 possible combinations.

>> No.8856296

Assuming you can mix cupcakes and macrons in the same pack the solution is

[eqn]\left(\!\!{28 \choose 25}\!\!\right)={52 \choose 25} [/eqn]

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8855860 No.8855860 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

I'm just going to jerk off into a diamond mine until it happens

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>> No.8855888


Never happening. Particle "physicists" waste all our grant money.

>> No.8855904

>I'm just going to jerk off into a diamond mine until it happens
You think that could work?

>> No.8856084

So the smell of rotten eggs at INSANE PRESSURES is the best superconductor we have?

>> No.8856093

Nah man, materials scientists are brute forcing their way to room temperature superconductors using robots to test thousands of materials for superconductivity

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8855844 No.8855844 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

Pic related: why humanity is doomed to fail.

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>> No.8856180

I can't necessarily say that that's true for everyone.

Some things are totally foreign for them to handle, and I see the same adaptability everywhere.

It may be due to the prior bed-rock of common sense though.

>> No.8856184

I guess that's a good example of a meme.

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My mom took me to a psychiatrist when I was young and we got an official IQ tst. Apparently I was in the 140+ iq range, but once you get to a certain point it's hard to measure accurately...

I say all this not to jerk myself off with false bravado, but to cushion the fact that I'm bad at math and struggle with it. Barely passed Calc 2. I have a Double Masters in Biology and History and work as a high school teacher at a rich white high school. Cushy job, just got tapped about potentially becoming a principle.

>> No.8856193

*double bachelors

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How do you know your brain didn't develop and morph and cast your IQ to the 100 range?

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8855770 No.8855770 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

The bottom line however is this car is still 90% powered by coal on average. How is this better for the "environment" exactly?

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I'm not. I'm actually glad that someone is taking a different approach.

I just wish they were a lot more honest about the cons associated with it.

>> No.8855915

>Its emissions just happen before they get to the car.
If the car doesn't create emissions then it's a zero emission car. This isn't that difficult.

>I just wish they were a lot more honest about the cons associated with it.
Like what? That an electric product has to use the current utility infrastructure? No shit.

>> No.8855923

They do acknowledge the cons

It's not perfect, okay? We're moving towards perfection, he wants to implement solar house shingles worldwide on every house. Imagine

>> No.8855982

>And then what, bury it in the ground?
Literally yes. Their brilliant plan is to pump it into depleted oil reservoirs (squeezing out whatever remaining drops of oil they can in the process) and HOPE that it stays down there.

Or more realistically, they're also considering irreversibly reacting the CO2 with mineral oxides and silicates, removing this carbon from the carbon cycle entirely.

>How do we know that doesn't cause more potential environmental problems long term than releasing it into the atmosphere?
In the VERY long term, it's actually precipitating the inevitable ultimate end of life on Earth. As you said
>Co2 that is at a dangerously low level for plant life as it is
And atmospheric carbon is already GRADUALLY becoming irreversibly fixed in mineral sinks, which is expected to lead to unsustainably low CO2 concentrations in the distant future. They literally want to artificially accelerate this process to solve a comparatively short-term problem.

Of course we're still talking hundreds of millions if not billions of years, so I don't exactly blame them for not caring. If we haven't found a solution for that problem by then, we don't deserve to survive.

>> No.8856026

If the car doesn't create emissions then it's a zero emission car. This isn't that difficult.

That is a cop out. These cars require a great deal more carbon to produce, than a standard gas powered car. Then there's the batteries. I guess they'll just disappear into a wormhole or something? And yes, let's not forget the mountains of coal that actually power them.

Deflect as much as you'd like from the cons. There are still major cons to this idea.

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