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today in my math class I had a spooky thought I'd like to share.
We all know there are no square roots of negative numbers because every number squared is positive.
But what if we pretended the square root of -1 exists? I mean like saying square root of -1 is X.
I think I might square root every number this way: for example square root of -4 is square root of 4 * square root of -1 = 2X.
Why has nobody thought of this before? Where does my math break down? It feels weird just like dividing by zero or infinity. Our teacher always told us square rooting a negative is not allowed
Making up imaginary numbers that obvious aren't real
fuck off schizo freak
>>13795656 >-1 can't have a square root. Literally impossible >OP: What if we contradicted all of math at once, invented a new magical quantity, and expect everything not to collapse
The fuck? What's next? Math isn't for you
>>13795697 >Where is X (sqrt -1) on the number line?
X is to the right of 0, and to the left of every other real number on the number line.
That makes no sense!
If you simulate a real species in sufficient detail, does it experience anything? Does it feel pain?
Pic related is a screenshot of the OpenWorm project, which simulates the roundworm C. elegans.
this makes a lot of sense
pain in a simulation is binary so no.
>>13792741 >There's no way for the "neurons" to integrate their information
But there is: information is transported from neuron to neuron through synapse firings, which are functionally the same in the simulated and physical neurons.
>because there isn't any real notion of time in this simulator.
The subjective feeling of time passing is a higher level effect caused by neuron firings, memory etcetera. As long as the computational processes are functionally equivalent I don't see why you would require an infinitely fine granularity of time for it to be considered "real" time.
Another way to explain homosexuality and other deviant sexual behaviors is to consider that nature isn't perfect and that the biologic equivalent of bugs happen pretty often.
we are talking about consciousness, not computer software. If you want to say they are equivalent concepts you need to prove it.
Figured physics would be good since you might need to know how the world works in order to make "ground breaking technology." From the people I've talked to though, I'm having second thoughts.
Would engineering be better maybe, like electrical? Maybe double majoring? What do you guys think?
sorry anon i wasnt trying to act like i felt superior. its just hard to not do so when you are talking to a retard.
>>13795120 >Must be one hell of a trade secret buddy, otherwise, you're gonna need a patent
It's a couple of minor improvements to something that has been on the market for decades, the industry has stagnated on 90s level ICs when it could benefit from modern microcontrollers.
China doesn't give a fuck and I don't have the resources to constantly be looking for breaches.
>production in Taiwan or India
I want domestic production because there are still a few manufacturers here I would rather see live than die, markup is more than high enough to swallow the extra cost.
Instead of being an "inventor", pick a problem you'd like to solve, then learn the shit you need to solve it. Then solve it.
>>13795296 >>13795136 >>13794764 >>13793250
We maybe have a different definition of an inventor. I don't classify improving something, creating something that has a really niche application or creating useless shit inventing. I'm an EE as well and I technically create(d) a lot of things that didn't exist or existed in a different form, yet I don't see myself as an inventor. As per my definition and I think a lot of people's, an inventor is someone making something groundbreaking alone. That is why I said that today it's nearly impossible to be an inventor because we already dealt with the easy problems and the remainings are so complex and diversified that one man simply can't solve them. One man won't figure out cold fusion or near lightspeed travel. It's not comparable to creating the telephone. It's all just semantics in the end and if you want to call yourself an inventor for creating an automatic toilet flushing mechanism that triggers when your dog barks it's up to you.
I want to build a time machine, what are the steps?
Started integral calculus class, but my little brother tore his ACL in school football team. Both parents were gone for a couple month on a work trip. Basically had to joggle work, looking after him, and finally school. My chemistry and biology classes are at A—A+ level, but I sacrificed my math class since I'm least interested in it.
The material isn't even that hard, but I took differential calculus last fall, so I remember nothing, and all integral material builds upon it. Today was the first time I finally am able to focus on education again. A day before the second math test. I did a quick calculation, and I need to score 90% tomorrow and on all future hws, exams and final. If it was an online exam I could've at least cheated, but not person.
My options are to go, and look humiliatingly into profs eyes, while scoring 20-30% and score D/E, or skip this exam and take a D/E this quarter, because my cumulative GPA will offset to <3.0.
My only ammunition is 6 aderall pills. What do?
you should kill yourself anon
>>13794033 >memorize memorize plug and chug
do americans really?
what a pile of cope
So wait. This nigga newton just invented calculus from scratch and immediatley he inferred the conept of differential equations and was working on high level applications like the three body problem.
And this nigga johan bernouilli knew the differential equation for a cycloid even though calaculus was invented like 20 years ago.
And the rest of us spend years trying to wrap our head around what a 1 dimensional derivative is and these niggas were working with pen, paper and candle light and had no access to 3blue1brown to explain to them the concept of infitesimal change
What the fuck kind of intellect did these people have and why don't people have it anymore?
>>13795751 >newton just invented calculus from scratch
Isaac Barrow, who was Newton's teacher, published a proof of the Fundamental theorem of calculus before Newton started to work on it. So Newton didn't start from scratch by any definition.
The real inventor of Calculus was Archimedes anyway.
It's because humanitieschads understand the metaphysical and epistemological basis from which they're working.
Stemlets wouldn't get it.
>>13795759 >first of all no. Leibniz published first
...and Newton discovered it first.
most humanities dumbasses can't even pass calculus 1, they are literally dumber than brickheaded number crunching engineers.
Yes, they didn't waste their time with popsky obvious visualizations because muh pretty animations. Might have been an advantage to have a problem at hand you invent your tools for
Is this Plato’s Cave? Is simulation theory just an unfalsifiable religious cope for so-called atheists?
I don't get what the magazine guy is saying. How can you not put a real number in a black hole? Can you put anything in a black hole? Isn't a number, in theory, just an given quantity that man made the numerical value for? Assuming I somehow live if I made it into a black hole, why couldn't I just think of the number 4, and now that number is in the black hole now?
An infinitist category theory professor and transsexual was teaching a class on David Hilbert, known nonconstructivist.
"Before the class begins, you must get on your knees and worship Georg Cantor and accept that he was the most highly-rigorous being the world has ever known, even greater than Archimedes!" At this moment, a brave, intuitionist, wildbergian euclidean geometer who had produced 1500 constructive proofs and understood the necessity of algorithmic thinking stood up and held up a 0.999... foot ball. "How wide is this ball?" The arrogant professor smirked quite Infinitistly and smugly replied "The equivalence class of the sequence (1,1,1...)" "Wrong. Only three nines were written down. It there were infinity and real numbers, as you say, are real... then i would need infinite paper." The professor was visibly shaken, and dropped his japanese chalk and copy of Rudin. He stormed out of the room crying those infinist crocodile tears. The same tears infinitists cry for the “non-measurable sets” (who today live in such luxury that they need not be constructed) when they jealously try to take up space in textbooks from the deserving theorems. There is no doubt that at this point our professor, Cardinal Trannystein, wished he had pulled himself up by his bootstraps and become more than a sophist infinity schizo. He wished so much that he had a gun to shoot himself from embarrassment, but the bullet would take infinite steps to reach his head! The students applauded and all studied Wittgenstein that day and accepted Kroenecker as their lord and savior. An eagle named “Induction” flew into the room and perched atop the number theory book and shed a tear on the chalk. Wildberger's videos were watched several times, and God himself showed up after descending a finite amount from heaven. The professor lost his tenure and was fired the next day. He died of gay plague AIDS and was expelled from the paradise Wildberger had created for all eternity.
Anon, your story is moving, and I had to cry from joy after reading.
"The Da Vinci Code" is the work of an amateur in comparison.
Please compose a movie manuscript of your story.
>>13792224 >real numbers can’t exist because you can’t hide them in black holes
when you take mathematical realism too far
Whether it's a simulation or not is impossible to prove or disprove, it's outside the realm of "science" like any attempt to prove/disprove God.
If it's a simulation, then we'd have no way to check it, since that'd lead to recursion.
If it's not a simulation, then we'd never find good evidence it is.
Isn't it ironic that one of the most aggressively mutative viruses is also one of the least fatal? Our dear common cold has been but a mere Nuisance towards humanity, but nevertheless attempts have been made towards a cure, but new strains are constant, and the antibodies made for the previous variations are already obsolete, it's like nature's running gag.
>>13796204 >ironic that one of the most aggressively mutative viruses is also one of the least fatal?
LIKE RAIIINNN ON YOUR WEDDING DAY
It's one of the least fatal because that's what evolution tends to favor with disease.
If the disease doesn't kill the host, or do much more than inconvenience, then the host will spread it more.
It makes perfect sense.
Notice how the most fatal diseases tend to have an intermediate host.
West Nile doesn't NEED us like the common cold. It has mosquitoes who spread it, and those have no symptoms.
Thanks for the new song anon, kek
True, why change when you are already so perfect?
Serendipity be Damned! Science genius Ryan Faulk meticulously lays forth his tableau on how the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation created The Virus so that we can all be Vaxxxed and Chippppped with New mRNA Technology:
Ivermectin defense forthcoming! New population genetics videos never.
>>13795961 >Science genius Ryan Faulk
Muh gramps said I'm smart. Meds.
> meticulously lays forth his tableau
Tableau lmao. Meds.
> Bill and Melinda Gates foundation
Low-IQ schizos can't get over the dorky fucking Windows nerd. Meds.
> created The Virus
The Virus. ThE viruS. THE VIRUS. Meds.
> Chippppped with New mRNA Technology:
This amount of scientific illiteracy on a /sci/ board. Meds.
>>13795961 >manages to be undeniably right about race >ruins it with muh anti vaxx bullshit
typical of The Right these days in burger.
there'll be a thread about some kids being raped in a bathroom by a "transgender" XY male, which should be a clear call to arms (in minecraft) but - no, the Rightists would rather rant against having to take an ouchie from the doctor.
Maybe that's the point: get pretty reasonable beliefs about the genetic base of race and intelligence (it's not even white supremacy) lumped together with schizo shit.
It's mostly just passive-aggressive Resistance 2.0 shit against muh Trump losing, too. They had no probs with the vax when Trump was in office. Passive-aggressiveness is the boldest action one can expect from cuckservatives, who are so fucking weak and useless that they can't even leave Twitter and let it tank. The fact Don Jr. is still on there, the fucking son of a deplatformed president, is peak American cuckservative.
is time a constant? like i know sometimes we percieve time differently, but can you definitively measure time???? i am confusion??? is there anything in the universe that doesnt change no matter where you go?????
>can you definitively measure time? no
imagine for a moment that we're in a simulation. it's incredibly complex and computationally expensive in the "real" (see: whoever programmed us) world. Even if, in that world, the simulation progresses at one time step per day/month/year/etc, for you it would feel continuous because your consciousness doesn't exist while the simulation is buffering.
Have fun with that one.
For the first time, we can selectively form covalent bonds between single molecules. This allows us to synthesize structures beyond what is possible with solution phase chemistry. This is just the beginning. Now excuse me while I try to post a link to the paper in nature an fail miserably at it because 4chan doesn't allow links to nature:
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Do febid with that. Build a quantum flux parametron very easy to do. If you get it below 10 nm diametet it runs at room temperature.
its called progress anon
its difficult to make molecular machines due to how fucked up electron behaviour is at a molecular scale