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>on hiring committee
>interviewing a person with a math degree
>ask him why he got a math degree over a CS degree
>he responds "Getting a CS degree is a complete and utter waste of time. There is nothing that a CS degree offers that a math degree and an afternoon on google does not. If the person has a math degree from even a semi decent university, and has the grades to go with it, he has proven beyond any doubt that he has the intelligence and drive needed to pick up any skills he didn't learn from not getting a CS degree."
I didn't hire him
nice, if you talk smack you best have the credentials to back it up. ie. if programmings fucking easy then learn it before your job

I know this is bait tho

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Is this true?

And if it is true, what are the implications of it?
Computing power doesn't double every 18 months, not for a while now. We also don't know what computing power human brain actually has.
>Is this true?
>And if it is true, what are the implications of it?
there will be very little a person can do that a machine cant do better for less money. Pair it with the improvements in robotics and you get a dystopian nightmare due to the way our economies currently work.
It's a few different kinds of meaningless. The human brain isn't defined by its raw processing power but by its architecture which we aren't near replicating. The graphic doesn't attribute "computing power" to anything (is it per a certain $ amount? is it some kind of aggregate?)
There aren't really any implication aside from the idea that in the near future someone could say "hey this computer has the same power as the human brain!" even though it's still just doing brute force computer stuff.

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About to start a pre-apprenticeship in Electrotechnology.

What should I expect
What the fuck is that supposed to mean
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Wanna be a spakie but first I gotta do an apprenticeship under a sparkie, before I can do the apprenticeship i gotta do a Pre-apprenticeship course thats supposed to teach me a bit more about the job and the OHS guidelines n stuff.
Are you going to be an electrician? I almost signed up for electrician school, but I asked one of the guys there "do you like it?" And he shrugged and said "it's a job".

That being said, consider becoming an aircraft technician. They get all the same training with avionics and more. And it's way easier to love your job and/or get into aerospace applications

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>September will be my fourth year of engineering
>decide to double check my GPA
>sitting at around 6.1/9 (retarded system)
>barely a 3.0 on the 4 point scale
>even if I get all A+s next year, highest I can reach is maybe 3.15

am I fucked? I want to go to grad school, will anyone take me?
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Yeah. Though, as far as I know, they won't pay all of it.
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did general studies for a year, joined the military, and thinking about engineering. Interested in aerospace or mechanical. Can you guys give me some tips and tricks on what i should do, i am currently blind rn and do not know where to go from here. Keep in mind i have only done gen studies for a year. pls help
Both mechanical and aerospace engineering are competitive fields to get into. Aerospace is harder to break into since there are fewer opportunities (rocketry and aircraft are expensive). They're both fine fields.

Network with your professors. Some of them will have industry connections. Go to job fairs. Put out 50+ applications per semester if you can. You'll get responses back. They'll be few at first, but they'll grow as you keep your list of contacts.

Spend time on your studies. Control Theory, Fluid Mechanics, and Thermodynamics are very important past your basic statics and dynamics classes. Fluid Mechanics and Orbital Mechanics are important if you're in aerospace, while Thermodynamics is more important if you're in mechanical, but you shouldn't neglect any of these classes. Good luck anon.
I had a GPA of 3.07 when I applied to graduate school for a Ph.D. I am going to a top 30 program for my field. I was pretty sure I would never make it, the average gpa was >3.5 and the cut off was 3.0

So what I did when I realized I had shit grades was I started a club and began to throw myself into my upper division classes. I loved what I did and so it was easy, I took up complicated projects involving the construction of scientific equipment for my school. With my club I built a super computer then donated it to the physics department without spending a penny, aside from a parking ticket while loading e-waste (if you choose this route e-waste and IT is your friend). I worked on my essays a lot and went to workshops. I made sure to do extra shit for my research professors to build up my letters of recommendation. I applied to like 40 internships and got into a pretty nice one, made friends with the faculty there and netted a couple pretty good letters. I worked really hard to get my passion through to them in my essays, I tried to convey how important this was to my journey and how much I was willing to work to achieve it. Finally I studied my as off for the GRE and took a bunch of practice exams so I could get a good score.

Really you need to show that you aren't a fuck up and are willing to put in time and effort. There are several things that matter to them and they are the letters, the score on the GRE, the GPA, the essays, and the research.

Another thing I did was emphasized my course load, I was taking a bunch of courses each semester.

I don't think you can, or should, do all the things I did but that is basically how I managed to get into a good grad program that I personally really liked.
I mean there is a piece of advice I got from someone who went through application once while applying to graduate schools. They basically said, no one want to hear about how shitty your life is, we will feel bad but that doesn't change anything. However if it was something you struggled and overcame then it shows strength and willpower.

Maybe talk to your adviser about it and see what they think. In my opinion mentioning how you overcame an addiction and a decade later are graduating is a pretty sweet story. You could interweave a lot of good things for yourself in the narrative of an essay centered on that.

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How much change can we experience in gravity before we would notice it?

Say we were to build an O'Neill Cylinder with a diameter of 8km, and then build one skyscraper within with a height of 500m, and another sunken into the ground with a depth of 500m. Ground-level would be set to 1g.

A resident on the top floor of the skyscraper would experience 7/8th of normal 'gravity' (0.875g), while a resident on the bottom floor of the subterranean structure would experience 9/8th of normal 'gravity' (1.125g).

Intuition tells me that both of those would be noticeable, and 1.125g might just suck to live in all the time. What's the highest gravity one could experience without consciously noticing it? Asked in another way, how low could one live within the subterranean structure without having to conscious adapt to the ground level 1g when they leave their underground space-apartment?

Living in lower gravity would probably not suck as much, up to a point, but same questions apply there.
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I suppose 0.25 of 1, I guess, maybe

Anyone here apply for or get awarded a Fulbright research grant?
I thought it was required for a PhD.
Anyway, if you can't land it you're a brainlet.
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>Fulbright required for a PhD
So this is the power of brainlets ...
t. self-funded PhD
>self-funding your PhD
What are you, a sociologist?

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Too many different threads requesting learning material, just making a general.

Post here for knowledge to introduction on X
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Hey guys what books should i buy to learn more about planets and stargazing?
nigga just look out the window
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>invents motherfucking bootleg telescope nigga
just squint bro
There is an astronomy category on /sci/ wiki.

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If Na is called Sodium, should Sulfur be now called Gomorrahium?
why sulfur?

Dumb Biblical references.
Sodomium has a better ring to it

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hello, my fellow schizos lurkers of sci.
Let's talk about this mental illness and keep all the schizo shit together.

>what schizoprenia you have
>since when you discover you were schizo
>have you gotten into trouble because of your schizoprhenia
>do u hear voices
>are u a virgin
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math books the pain away, math books the pain away.
also taking high amounts of adderall and fapping to pervmom and sislovesme for 10 hours straight. the pain and regret, combined with the starvation, sleep deprivation, and general dehydration that follows for the next 40 hours after is the best feeling in the world.
but don't forget the caffeine pills and nicotine.
Thanks for the rec, I got it mostly under control when it comes to intrusive thoughts and compulsions. It's just schizophrenia freaks me out easily.
>delusions, like grandeur and persecutory
>sometimes I see spiders crawling on the wall, but there's nothing there when I go to kill it
>sometimes I hear noises at the kitchen (like lights switches, phone ringing)
>it's like I have 2 inner voices

those things have been happening for about 1 year, never noticed too (just now, as if something wants me to)
should I even worry about this?

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Seeing as nobody is doing anything to create real life dinosaurs I wanted to ask

What would be the best field of study to create real life dinosaurs?

Bachelor in Biology?
Bacherlor in Genetics?

To be honest I won't be doing the heavy lifting, after I launch some shitty crypto ICO and get a few mill I will make the team that really delves into it

But I wanted to have an understanding so some graduates don't rip me off of my hard earned millions

PS ( I'm finishing my degree in Business) so I'm already planning my next degree
CG and FX would be about the best you could do.

Or Animal Husbandry, specializing in fowl. But I suspect those aren't the dinos you mean.
molecular biology

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What's /sci/ take on nootropics and stimulants?.
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I tried that once. It really does increase IQ, but you end up being REALLY HORNY. I mean you have no idea how horny, like adderall horny times 10. I ended up fapping and writing a bunch of proofs. When I finished, I came so hard I left a hole in the wall.
I starting taking some about 2 months ago after someone I knew told me about his experience and gave me some recommendations.

The one I take the most L-Theanine (green tea amino acid). It's most often paired with caffeine, as it reduces the jitteriness many people get from caffeine, while still giving you the wakefulness and alertness of it.
Though you can also take it by itself and it generally helps you to stay focused and a bit calmer in otherwise annoying or stressful situations. Many people also find that it increases their verbal fluidity to a certain degree.
It's only a very subtle effect, but the nice thing is, that there are pretty much no other side effects.
Most people maybe use 200mg together with a cup of coffee, but if you are generally anxious you can take a lot more if you want. I take about 1000-2500 mg a day.

Also taking every day:
>Uridine (UMP) and Citicoline (CDP). 150mg each
>Fish oil (120mg DHA + 180mg EPA) * 2
as they seem to have a positive effect on brain activity, memory, alertness, etc.

>~3000 IU Vitamin D3
>other vitamins ~every other day

I feel that mix generally helps me to stay more focused and have an easier time to deal with stressful or complex tasks.
Again it's all fairly subtle though. By no means you can compare it to some pharmaceutical drug.
For me it's only a bit later, that I notice that I was able to handle things better than I usually do.

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only drink coffee, the elixir of life
Racetams + Nicotine + Coffee + Choline is god mode.
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Anyone has insight for noopept?

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The first person to milk a cow - what were they thinking?
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so you're saying chad human cucked cows of their own MILFs' tiddies?
Wow that's sad.
Bullshit. You started with bulls at the insistence of your wife. And people were thinking "my god, what a cuck".
goats will drink from cows whenever they are kept together, it clearly didn't start with humans.
>They just saw other animals eating them and did the same
actually laughed out loud at this
you seem to believe humans were teleported here and just appeared naked in the woods like fucking terminator, then looked around to see what animals did to survive?
no, we've been eating that stuff forever and then slowly got smarter once we were capable of getting those long fatty acids from animal fats for brain growth

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tl;dr how to make helium feasible in heavy-cargo airships

Hey y'all, so I'm writing a story about airships and shit. I've researched the topic a bit and am currently laying down the ground rules for the world I'm building. Here's the bullet points:

>Not Earth, but basically-Earth world
>Airships run the shipping industry, tourism, hobbies, etc. They're everywhere
>Also trains are p prevalent
>Because of its illegality, federal and law-abiding people use helium
>pirates (yeah there's pirates) use hydrogen for its extra lift and low cost and steal the helium from victim ships for that sweet cashflow

So how does make sense that Helium is used for transporting engines and books and other heavy shit? Obviously it's retarded and yeah it's a fantasy adventure story, but I like to keep things at least semi-plausible. Does anyone have any suggestions on ways around the retardedness of using helium as a heavy-lifting agent? Or any other suggestions, I like to hear ideas and discussion.

thanks boo
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New query for anyone still around, any way to work hydraulics into the ship's controls? Right now in the story, the electrical system and engines are down, so our protagonist thinks "well at least the important bits are hydraulic"

Is this retarded? I'm aware of Pascal and the no free lunch dealio, so I'm assuming moving the fuckhueg rudders and other big parts would require many reductions, e.g. moving a control wheel or whatever a million times to put in enough energy to move the thing. Thoughts?

Maybe I can change it to "well at least there's still the hydraulic system" and protagonist superexerts herself trying to spin big wheels a million times and shit so the ship doesn't crash
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indians had them in ancient times
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is this your book OP
>young adult

Fucking gross. Is it any good?

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Is gang stalking the result of americans not having free mental healthcare?
No it's a result of social media connecting mentally ill people across the globe and reinforcing each other's delusions. In the past paranoid schizophrenics were mostly isolated in their own delusions but now they can form entire worldviews and global movements out of them.

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When will practical fabrication systems based on molecular nanotechnology that can be used to assemble macroscopic consumer products (for example, a ballpoint pen) arrive?
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Words cannot describe how retarded you are, OP.
Try anyway
3D printers are already a thing.
3D printers aren't based on molecular nanotechnology - and can't yet be used to assemble a ballpoint pen

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