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Thinking of getting degrees in physics and business & economics in parallel as I have interest for both but I'm not sure if this is the right path. The title is what I care most about.
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smart contract programmer (unironically)
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>>9882044
Variational Methods > Monte Carlo.
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>>9880677
PhD’s are cringed at in most quant roles in finance. The most education you should have is a masters in a highly quantitative field (financial engineering masters are some of the toughest). Spending 5 years in academia is a trade off of 500k+. You also are unlikely to be learning stuff that pertains closely to your role. The highest paid quants are not PHDs.
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day trading crytpo like BAWS
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>>9880677
Only if /sci/ was hiring

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I made a turmite in python. Post nice webms
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>>9885299
Anon, please respect women
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>>9885352
Anon, these are glamorized warped caricatures of women. Perhaps it maybe stimulating to you in the same way McBurgers are, but it's only an unhealthy overexaggeration of the things you actually need.
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>>9885398
I believe in you! You can do it
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>>9885398
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AP2DoiFSYj8

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....

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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.....

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What do you think the ideal temperature that the brain neurons function best at?
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>>9885549
they're tricks to keep the black man down
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>>9885636
>/pol/
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>>9885666
no
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bout 350
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>>9885393
Mongols in Siberia aren't very smart. Sure, weather the hotter, the worse

We are currently seeing decent progress (to say the least) on both Quantum Computing and Artificial Intelligence, to an extent where both may actually reach a point where they can be practically implemented into our daily lives most likely before the end of the century.

Given this statement and knowledge on how Quantum Computing works and what the goals of Artificial Intelligence are, is the possibility of nations adopting governmental systems that incorporate or even revolve around fully computerised decision and bureaucracy managing systems?
How do you think countries like the United States and coalitions like the EU would go about implementing these E-Government systems? How would you feel knowing you lived under the direct command of a non-human leader? Do you think these computers would utilise more of a totalitarian system, or perhaps more democratic or even Laissez Faire systems?
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>>9885366
we've had very smart people who know how to optimally do everything to increase total happines for at least 200-300 years. arguibly all the way back to ancient greece.
It is not because lack of capacity that we dont do it, its because the people with power prefer the current state of affairs and they fight actively against this happening
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I wouldnt mind living under a AI as long as I had a happy life and he wasnt planning to fuck us like homosapiens did to the other homos but quantum computing is a lot different as yes it could be used for AI but also would require a lot of research and time as creating a sequence of logic gates that allows AI in a quantum computer I would imagine would be a long and tedious job minus the tedious if ur making a computer do it for you.
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>>9885388
just get the most basic computer that improves itself and make it run really fast. or build 1000 of those computers, use all th emoney in the world. who cares? after that we will have cornucopia forevr prospertiy
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>>9885366

I prefer to wait until Trump is no longer president.

> How would you feel knowing that you live under the direct command of a non-human leader?

Human leaders in 2018 are retarded, incompetent and ignorant. I always preferred a technocracy. An e-government is the ultimate technocracy.
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>>9885603
this, the idea of a technocracy exists for a long time. but they fail toa ccount that goverments are expressions of political powers that dominate a certain territory, NOT orgnaizacionts meant to bring well being for all

My probability theory professor:
>being rational by definition means always picking an option with the highest expected utility
Is this right?
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Your professor is crypto-nazi that wants to kill all humans with Magneto, infa 100%
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>>9885766
hui sosi, chmonya))0
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>>9884094
Rational doesn't just mean "a good idea", in the context of game theory it just refers to maximizing utility. Something can be rational but still be considered a stupid idea by most people.
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>>9884473
that depends on the utility of your life
if you think killing yourself comes at infinite cost, it is not rational
>>9883876
This is a kind of tautology in economics, utility is by definition the function that a rational actor maximizes.
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'utility' implies a value judgment and no value judgment is ever entailed by a purely factual statement. He may be acting rationally according to his personal system of values but if I don't agree with him in his judgments of value then I will see him as acting in a less than fully rational way.

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Suppose someone wanted to anthropomorphize human cells. Would there be any biological reason for platelets be depicted as children?
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>>9885661
I strongly suggest you watch this first

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Once_Upon_a_Time..._Life

Also why depict them as children? Thrombos are no young cells, they highly differentiated and extremely skilled workers with power tools. They are more like the Eldar if you're into comparisons.
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You know what? I thought about it and platelets are more like the Tau.
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>>9885661
It is because they break off from the megakaryocytes that store them. Thus, like manlets are just little men, platelets are little pieces of bigger cells.

Also, do not lewd the platelets.
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>>9885664
>Also why depict them as children?
Because they're small.
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>>9885980
Meant for OP.

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Hey there guys,
I am from Israel, and recently we have a huge debate going on about the ethics of Surrogacy.
I would like to read more about damage to women around the world, from a scientific, economical and Medical point of view.
can someone help? thank you all!

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>>9885169
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>>9885178
And that's why it took 2400 years for someone to invent calculus.

Wildburger literally wants to put us in a dark age.
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>>9885169
>>9885178
Sometimes wildburger makes me laugh, but this makes me sick. It's impossible to be a true mathematician without being a platonist.
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>>9885712
>It's impossible to be a true mathematician without being a platonist
Kys retard
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>>9885870
He right though. Trying to eliminate the ideal leads you to become that drooling retard who grumbled "define a circle" while shoveling shit into his gob.

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why does studying evolution even matter? seems to be a waste of time, just like astronomy?
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>>9884033

Everything is a waste of time.
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>>9884033
Historical evolutionary biology is sort of like fundamental particle physics. It's basic science, which isn't necessarily done because we know beforehand what technological or medical innovations it will lead to. The insights gathered from developing the techniques necessary to study it, will provide the groundwork for a lot of more directly "socially or economically relevant" science.

In the same way that the Large Hadron Collider (or alot of space and astronomy related science) had many engineering challenges that had to be solved, which led to innovations in engineering, optics, telecommunications, materials science, and manufacturing, doing basic research in evolutionary biology comes with having to overcome challenges which lead to innovations in biotechnology, medicine and so on.

There might not be any immediate benefit to knowing how exactly extant birds relate to dinosaurs (besides the pleasure that comes from thinking about history and how it all came to be the way it is today), but finding out that birds are related to dinosaurs took developing techniques in geology, biochemistry and so on that in turn have found application in medicine, forensics, pharmaceuticals etc. How these things lead to useful innovations in the future can't be reliably predicted, but the fact that they do is one of the reasons it is worth doing.
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>>9884956
Intellectual satisfaction that comes with knowing, and coming to think of new questions to ask. That in it self is worth it.
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>>9884033

Take this logic to its conclusion: all human endeavor is ultimately meaningless, and science is bereft of real value, in the long term, where it really counts.

(hint: you're right, but only once you acknowledge that the other more "valuable" fields you may have had in mind are also worthless).
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>>9884033
>seems to be a waste of my brainlet time
It would be, which is why you don't do it.

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>assume
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>Draw picture of mathematical concepts
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>lets suppose we assume that f(x) is a function
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>>9872167
Kek
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>by inspection
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>>9870811
>thus
>therefore
>as such

Shouldn’t all efforts be directed to achieving immortality, first of all? Now that we have world peace?

What’s the point of investing resources beyond minimum necessity on anything else really, we will have indefinite time to conquer the stars and achieve perfection after we become demigods.
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>>9881146
>I referred to the lack of an existential threat to developed countries

Russia has compromised two out of three branches of the US government, NATO is about to be dissolved, Brittan is exiting the European Union, Germany is about to fall apart and you say developed countries have no existential threats?
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>>9881135
not at places that actually matter, only faggots care about those shitholes
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>>9881132
OP is an idiot. There’s a tremendous amount of effort being put into curing all of the various types of cancer which exist.

It’s well known that even if you fix all of the other aging related issues like ensuring the telomeres don’t shorten you still leave the subject vulnerable to cancer (in fact even more vulnerable) so basically not immortal at all. It would just ensure 100% of non accidental deaths are from cancer and cancer only.

Also the real reason immortality is not a priority is because it is completely inessential to human progress. Arguably unmitigated immortality would be a barrier to progress because it would entrench power in an older generation set in their ways without letting death clear the way for fresh people and fresh ideas.
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>>9881132
No, immortality is a bad idea. Without evolution the species stagnates.
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>>9881132
Not really. I'd be more invested in raising the quality of life for everyone to the point where they can make the most of the time they have without scrabbling just to survive.
Plus its not like plenty of work isn't being done in medical research against every major illness and disorder in addition to longevity and gerontology research.
I'd expect technological immortality before biological immortality though.

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What exactly is the link between development speed and intelligence in animals? If you chemically accelerate an animal's growth, does it become retarded?
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more intelligent animals develop more slowly
but I do not know any animal models with artificially accelerated development
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>>9884131
bigger brain needs bigger skull and more connections, connections need time to establish = longer development

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S.M._(patient)

>S.M. is notable in that, because of this damage, she has little to no capacity to experience fear in her life, a characteristic which has resulted in her being dubbed by the media as the "woman with no fear".

>In addition, S.M. appears to experience relatively little negative emotion, whilst simultaneously experiencing a relatively high degree of positive affect, despite great adversity in her life. In accordance, she tends to be very positive about most people, situations, and issues.

>She has been held up at both knifepoint and gunpoint, was almost killed in a domestic violence incident, and has received explicit death threats on multiple occasions. Despite the life-threatening nature of many of these situations, S.M. did not exhibit any signs of desperation, urgency, or other behavioral responses that would normally be associated with such incidents.

She does have impairments processing fearful emotions in others and listening to scary music, but overall seems like a massive improvement in life provided you stay clear of dangerous areas (just move to affluent neighborhood). Why don't people damage their amygdalas on purpose?
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>>9885573
Never mind, found them.
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>>9885568
No, you are a fucking moron. She does not go out of her way to slackline, fist fight bears or play russian roulette. She is still a reasonable human being. Study on her clearly shows she lives a happy life.
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>>9885237
Interesting information. With such a feature on average more shit could get done. How many people suffer from current or looming problems that make them try to dodge these or that turn people into passive, hopeless persons ? With a positive attitude and lack of fear shit could get done. And when your time is up you don't even fear death. That alone is a huge plus. Sticking to the lack of negative emotions: This would mean less affected by propaganda and other lies, less rage issues, less hate for whatever reason. The world would definately be a better place if more people had that feature.
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>>9885613
Some group of people should definitely disable their amygdalas for science and see how that goes.
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Would be very useful if you could at least apply this effect to people crushed under the weight of their own negative emotions, being fucked up but happy is better than being fucked up and miserable

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Lets say I go back in time to Rome in the year 300 BC and teach them the basic principle of making microscope lenses.

How do you think this discovery would change history?

What do you think would happen differently?
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>>9880084
babylonians had lenses and telescopes

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nimrud_lens
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>>9880499
yeah cause the industrial revolution didn't happen when there was still slavery

ahahahah socialsists are the most irrational humans on this planet lol
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>>9880602
>Nice argument there, friend.

yeah cause the soviet union didnt fall and the chinese didn't "liberaliz" resulting in the second biggest industrial expansion since the american minarchist gilded age

every government that forgets the virtue of limited government FALLS.. we have an obligation to have as little authoritarianism as possible.
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I WOULD GRAPH THEIR MARKETS AND TRADE THE SHIT OUT OF THEM AND HAVE A BIG FUCKING HAREM

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candlestick_chart#History
>Candlestick charts are thought to have been developed in the 18th century by Munehisa Homma, a Japanese rice trader of financial instruments

markets that haven't been exposed to sophisticated trading strategies are easier to use those strategies on
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>>9880602
>thinking maintaining steam engines were anywhere near the cost of maintaining a group of slaves

Im laffin



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