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    • Physicist discovers mathematical connection in quantum mechanics

      2 weeks ago

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      https://www.quantamagazine.org/the-octonion-math-that-could-underpin-physics-20180720/


      Key segments from the article:


      "As numbers go, the familiar real numbers — those found on the number line, like 1, π and -83.777 — just get things started. Real numbers can be paired up in a particular way to form “complex numbers,” first studied in 16th-century Italy, that behave like coordinates on a 2-D plane. Adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing is like translating and rotating positions around the plane. Complex numbers, suitably paired, form 4-D “quaternions,” discovered in 1843 by the Irish mathematician William Rowan Hamilton, who on the spot ecstatically chiseled the formula into Dublin’s Broome Bridge. John Graves, a lawyer friend of Hamilton’s, subsequently showed that pairs of quaternions make octonions: numbers that define coordinates in an abstract 8-D space.


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      When you double the dimensions with each step as you go from real numbers to complex numbers to quaternions to octonions, she explained, “in every step you lose a property.” Real numbers can be ordered from smallest to largest, for instance, “whereas in the complex plane there’s no such concept.” Next, quaternions lose commutativity; for them, a × b doesn’t equal b × a. This makes sense, since multiplying higher-dimensional numbers involves rotation, and when you switch the order of rotations in more than two dimensions you end up in a different place. Much more bizarrely, the octonions are nonassociative, meaning (a × b) × c doesn’t equal a × (b × c). “Nonassociative things are strongly disliked by mathematicians because while it’s very easy to imagine noncommutative situations — putting on shoes then socks is different from socks then shoes — it’s very difficult to think of a nonassociative situation.” If, instead of putting on socks then shoes, you first put your socks into your shoes, technically you should still then be able to put your feet into both and get the same result. “The parentheses feel artificial.”


      Already, there’s a sense of space-time in the math. She finds that all multiplicative chains of elements of ℝ⊗ℂ⊗ℍ⊗

    • Mia Khalifa was hit by a hockey puck

      2 weeks ago

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      https://www.dailydot.com/upstream/mia-khalifa-breast-surgery-hockey-puck/?fb=dd



      “I was sitting behind the glass during a game, and it came shooting over the glass and it caught me so off guard and I had no idea it was coming,” Khalifa told the Daily Star. “I grabbed my chest and I didn’t want to let go, because I felt like if I did let go blood was going to be everywhere. … My left breast is slightly deflated now and I will be getting it fixed next year.”


      ..........


      Edit - Kriss has a good point. I'll keep my comments to myself. 

    • Legal immigration is being restricted - American businesses being hurt

      3 weeks ago

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      https://www.axios.com/trump-h1b-visa-denials-d7e903ab-1dd6-45d8-9df7-29289cda0076.html


      Proponents of cutting back legal immigration argue that these visas take high-paying jobs from American workers and often accuse companies of using H-1B visas to pay workers less. They view the actions of the Trump administration simply as better law enforcement. They are dead fucking wrong


      When you make it harder to find talent in a location, you'll simply hire the talent wherever they are. You're not focusing companies to hire American workers when they don't exist in the markets where they're trying to hire. You're only focusing the companies to hire offshore in other countries where they DO exist. Or, in the absolute worst case scenario, you force an entrepreneur back to their home country to start a new company - sending hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue overseas along with hundreds if not thousands of jobs.

      "But Borisof007! Hundreds of millions of dollars? That would take a multi-billion dollar e-commerce company to do that"

      https://money.cnn.com/2017/02/02/news/india/snapdeal-india-kunal-bahl-h1b-visa/index.html


      This guy was denied an H-1b. So he went back to India and started a company to compete with Amazon. Company is worth $7 billion now. This is not a fairy tale, this shit has real fucking consequences.


      Going back to H-1b's and the increasing shit applicants are getting:


      The big picture: The number of denials and "requests for evidence" (RFE) began to climb following President Trump's "Buy American, Hire American" executive order signed in April of last year. While employers of H-1B workers often talk anecdotally about how much harder it's been to get their applications approved, this new data highlights a potential impact of the administration's crackdown. What is an RFE? It means your base application isn't enough and you have to provide supplemental information regarding your educational or professional background, letters of recommendation, even sometimes additional screens and interviews way beyond the tedious process they already have. This can add time to processing applications. If they do it for every single person while cutting down staff and resources, then the system gets so bogged down nothing happens. Same administration then claims that they're not doing anything, so then they'll probably just get rid of it all together.  


      By the numbers:

      • There was a 41% increase in denials between the 3rd and 4th quarter — from 15.9% in Q3 to 22.4% Q4.

      • In Q3 2017, 23% of completed cases required "requests for evidence" (RFE). That number jumped to 69% in the Q4.

      • There were almost as many RFEs in the 4th quarter as in all three other quarters combined.

      • The last quarter under the Obama administration (Q1 2017) only had RFE for 17% of cases, compared to the 69% at the end of Trump's first fiscal year.

      • Indian H-1B applicants saw even stricter scrutiny in the last quarter, with 72% of their applications requiring additional evidence in Q4, compared to 61% of other nationalities.

      Key quote: "This increase is significant and is clearly attributable to [Buy American Hire American] and the Administration’s desire to restrict legal immigration," Mark Roberts, CEO of TechServe Alliance, which works to outsource needed H-1B workers to American companies, told Axios.

      • He said that in the IT and engineering sector, he's seen an almost 100% RFE rate and an increased denial rate where it was previously near zero.





    • How time becomes space inside a black hole

      3 weeks ago

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      Another great mindfuck video from PBS Spacetime - this time covering a fun topic: How time becomes space inside a black hole

      First few minutes are a primer discussion - skip to about 2:37 for the real talk. Here's a quick diagram you'll need to understand just how drastic a black hole warps spacetime.


      Personally I know too much about black holes - they're a bit of a passion interest of mine. So when I heard RvB use a black hole with a treadmill it got me thinking about them and I wanted to share my passion with everyone.

      Side note - anything would die at the center of a black hole, so it's not an ideal place for a prison even for something made of pure energy.

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    • Do events inside black holes actually happen?

      1 month ago

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      I feel like people are more interested in Science here than I probably estimated - so here's another fun video for you all! It's a few years old but the science is sound. The basic premise is this:

      Do events inside a black hole actually happen? Here's a mindfuck answer for you:

      “According to observers inside a black hole, events inside do actually occur. The black hole is not a region of concurrent happenings that outside observers are unable to see - it’s not a visibility issue. Instead, the black hole is the collection of happenings that we say don’t happen at all. And that black blob you see in the sky is what it ends up looking like in ordinary spatial and temporal terms when you delete entire occurrences from every external observers self consistent record of the history of the universe”


    • What is String Theory?

      1 month ago

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      A fun video from that came out a few months ago - they've done a good job in the past explaining some very scientific topics in an easy to understand way.



    • RvB Major prediction about missing God (spoilers)

      1 month ago

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      Finished watching the latest RvB yesterday. This joy that I'm feeling watching this season reminds me heavily of when we first started getting introduced to the different AI fragments and their powers as Omega was rounding them all up. A greater plot at hand unraveling before you, things aren't as they seem, etc. I love it.


      So with that said, I'd like to take an early stab at some predictions that I think may come to pass


      - Chrovos could be Church (still working on the 'how' on this one. Most likely involves a lot of time travel). 


      - Maybe Church was not an AI made by Charon industries or any else - he's the missing 'God' and was a captured AI that tried to work with humanity and was subsequently tortured and fragmented for his powers. He could have been captured from the covenant who we already know worshipped them as Gods to begin with.


      My biggest evidence to support this? When the 'AI' show their true forms as monitors, you can see each one with a distinct color and place. Where you see 4 monitors, there should be fifth in the lower right hand section. Not only that, it should also be 'blue' as that's the only major color missing. Blue was the same color of the monitor found in the pyramid by Tucker and Caboose.


      Here's a photo:

      Cosmic_Powers_AI.png

      Based on the positioning, clearly there's supposed to be a 5th. Where's the 5th monitor? Hmmmmmm.....


      - Chrovos is not the bad guy - he's a trapped benevolent god and tried reaching out for help through time. Donut is not as gullible as he seems. I don't have much to go on here, other than that there's plenty of precedent for misdirections in RvB canon. Felix was a bad guy, Vic worked for both teams, The Freelancers were bad, then good, then bad/good. There's a lot working that we still aren't fully aware of. Points for engagement


      - Church is gonna make a comeback via time travel and we're just not aware of it yet.


      There's my silly predictions. What do you all think?





    • Gus' wife's doppleganger works at my office

      1 month ago

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      And her name is also Esther. I won't post her photo or anything because that's a little TOO invasive, but I already have my suspicions that she's living a double life. Why do you ask?

      Because she does "Esther" things, like this:

      • Esther has never had a nosebleed.

      • Once Esther stepped on a sea urchin and couldn’t walk for several days.

      • Esther lost her phone and drivers license (in a waterproof case) while paddleboarding in Hawaii and miraculously found it before heading to the airport. Her phone was still working.

      That SOUNDS like stuff Gus's wife would do. It's really weird - they even look alike. 


      Anyone else have that experience with someone else in the RT family?

    • Bit of advice for those in relationships

      1 month ago

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      Never get into a fight with each other while you're both at work or one of you is at work. It leaves the person/people at work unable to think or do their job properly and it pisses them off all day.


      Another piece of advice: Don't tell someone to not do something if it's super obvious that they shouldn't do it. It makes you sound like a condescending asshole. "Don't drive 150 MPH on the highway and run over a bunch of people" should be an obvious 'duh' - so saying it out loud is fucking stupid an unnecessary. Telling someone who asks for a Hulu password to not watch Hulu at work is just as fucking stupid. They're called Chrome tabs - I have like 15 open at any given time. I listen to shit while I work because I need something to help block out the noise of my coworkers. 


      Fuck I'm so fucking mad.

    • Doing a little better today

      1 month ago

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      Maybe it has to do with getting a good nights sleep, maybe it's just my brain calming down. I'm not nearly as panicked as yesterday but the garbage is still there.


      My gf keeps bothering me to get a pet fish or a tortoise. Fish tanks SMELL. At least every single one I've ever come across. She tried to convince me that it's because people weren't cleaning them or maintaining them correctly. The odds of that being a 100% true statement are low considering the number of fish I've seen in 32 years but hey, maybe I'm wrong. I'll always concede a small possibility - it's the scientist in me.


      Lunch was good today. We had pulled pork, beef brisket, mac n cheese, and baked beans in celebration for 4th of July tomorrow (since I'll be off work). 


      I need to see a Dr for my issues. I'm working toward it, albeit probably too slowly for my own sake. It's not that I don't want to see a doctor, it's the work involved of looking for one, scheduling an appt, getting the time off work, going, and then maintaining that rhythm for months or even years. I've tried therapy before, I find it super hard to believe whatever they tell me though. My mind is...cemented in science. I need hard facts, concrete answers. A + B = C. The human brain doesn't operate that way though - it's not a car that just needs parts. We're complex organisms with billions of neuron connections. It'd be like trying to fix a broken mirror in a fun house and you didn't know which one was broken walking in. You see the reflections of damage everywhere, but not the source. 


      I have PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, and probably some form of ADD (or that's a symptom of the other things). The PTSD was from a hostage incident when I was 15, which probably caused depression. The ADD was probably always there but was exacerbated when I had a gun held to my head.


      PS - having your own mother hold a gun to your head fucks with you in ways you can't imagine.

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    • borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

      1 year ago

      Holy shit I have comments on here from 12 years ago

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      5 years ago

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      5 years ago

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      5 years ago

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      5 years ago

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      5 years ago

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      5 years ago

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      5 years ago

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      5 years ago

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      5 years ago

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      5 years ago

      Hey there you :)

      • borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

        5 years ago

        I get up at 6 to get ready for work. MWO is super fun though, you should try it if you can, f2p.

      • JazzyBellz FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        5 years ago

        I've heard of that game, but I've never actually played it. Dang, that suckssss. Do you have to be up super early?

      • borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

        5 years ago

        I am playing a little Mechwarrior Online before I go to bed. I work in Fremont but live in Tracy, so my commute's a bit rough.

      • JazzyBellz FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        5 years ago

        Just playing Minecraft. How about you?

      • borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

        5 years ago

        Not too bad. What're you up to at this near midnight hour?

      • JazzyBellz FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        5 years ago

        I'm alrighty and yourself?

      • borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

        5 years ago

        Why hello there! How're you?

    • general08

      8 years ago

      Woot, on at same time.

    • evilcherry

      13 years ago

      what is up with everyone and the amazing music and T.V. shows at this place? lol, p.s. love the pics

    • dyskrasia

      13 years ago

      Happy New Year!

    • borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

      13 years ago

      EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

      I REMEMBER THAT!! lol

      that was so funny when i first saw that, where did you get that from?

    • SmartSphinx

      13 years ago

      14y4qu

    • dyskrasia

      13 years ago

      Okay wait, is your friend Sean a lesbian? If he isn't, how the heck am I supposed to help him out? :insert surreal icon here:

    • borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

      13 years ago

      no problem, just hit me up on AIM, or email me at ryanfurlong@sbcglobal.net

    • dyskrasia

      13 years ago

      I'm a week late, but thanks for the hair compliment...I don't know if I thanked you already, but thanks again.

    • LiquidHavoc

      13 years ago

      wow, another guy from Tracy Ca
      I wonder if we ever crossed paths in the West Valley Mall

    • Show

      13 years ago

      take it easy on insulting the regulars... not a good way to establish yourself... Quazz recently got back from Iraq, so he deserves all the respect in the world... take it easy on the flamewars overall.... just get a bit more low key

    • borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

      13 years ago

      where exactly in the basement to you go? Because there's like 3000 topics down there, a name would narrow the tedious search down a little

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      13 years ago

      Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

      I gave you +3 for having enough sense to realize that in my journal. Fucking Rock! You sir look like a level headed individual. I try to rally the few of those we have struggling through these forums and direct them to the Basement where we only stupid for amusement. Rest assured, we can hold a good conversation if necessary and overall I think it's more fun in there... I suggest you head down and check the place out. Good to have you on the forums. Yo

    • borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

      13 years ago

      not bad, yourself?

    • lenny

      13 years ago

      hey im lenny hows it goin friends??

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