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CS or EE anon 17/07/03(Mon)20:29 No. 16521 ID: 05adc3 [Reply]
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Computer science or electrical engineering. What should i study? What would be my job prospects in both fileds?.I live in Estonia so I`m in bad luck because we dont have a Sillicon valley here and there is very little manufacturing going on, so I guess i`d better choose something completely different(like healthcare or the army), but I really want to choose either CS or EE. I`m not chosing computer enginering because I think that it offers much less jobs than software development(especially web dev), while with EE i`m thinking that i could come in handy in a variety of places, not to mention I could just start out as a simple electrician with a degree(thus more qualified and more promising career). But i`m scared to take EE because it`s engineering and I`m afraid I will suck at it, because it`s kinda hard right? Also there are little engineering jobs here, but more front end web dev jobs(which I sincerely hate).
So please help decide my future because I do hae to make a decision fast and I dont want to fuck up my life. Thank you!




Storage madness Anonymous 16/08/31(Wed)10:13 No. 16356 ID: f62a88 [Reply]
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Basically, my file/folder organization is pretty non-existent. EG: pictures folder has like 5 subfolders that make no fucking sense.

TL:DR how do you sort out your shit?
and are many fucks given about filenames


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Anonymous 17/01/15(Sun)07:04 No. 16411 ID: 4c82ad

>>16358

I am also tossing my hat in as a guy who had this idea independently. Mine is probably going to be written using the sfml library in c++ though. I guess a lot of us have similar issues :)


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Anonymous 17/01/15(Sun)11:04 No. 16412 ID: ef54e2

>>16411
Hey, I'm ef54e2.

Would you be interested in working as a team on this? I already have a fully functional viewer and a PoC client/browser for the database, and a server. You can browse a virtual directory structure and open files with the image viewer. The server sends the file contents to the viewer through a socket (entire file resides in the client's memory; streaming is WIP) using a custom protocol.

You can take a look at the viewer code: https://github.com/Helios-vmg/Borderless
The server and browser code is private for now, but I'd be willing to share it with someone interested in working on it, of course. The client and server are written in C# (the server binary can run unmodified on both Windows and Linux) and the database is PostgreSQL.

Let me know, man. I really want to get this done, but my time is divided between my day job, real life, and other projects, so I can never find the time to work on this.


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Anonymous 17/05/27(Sat)20:18 No. 16513 ID: dfb7c6

I wish there was an ai that dimensionally organized based off selected properties like all cat pics sorted from long to short cats




So, Pluto isn't a planet. Anonymous 15/07/25(Sat)21:37 No. 16177 ID: b3adbb [Reply]
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I've got news for your son.

That or its really good CGI and NASA has pocked our billions of dollars.


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Anonymous 17/05/01(Mon)03:44 No. 16492 ID: 9c4b9c

Looks like a planet to me.


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Anonymous 17/05/26(Fri)10:52 No. 16512 ID: 0b50ee

>>16177
I'm a bit unsure here. I mean that kind of looks like the top of a nasty crusty bald head.




HELP!! Anonymous 17/05/01(Mon)00:01 No. 16490 ID: e202d0 [Reply]
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Can someone explain a quadratic equation in a way that makes it more intuitively understandable? My algebra teacher just rambles endlessly about unrelated shit.


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Anonymous 17/05/01(Mon)01:02 No. 16491 ID: 64fdd2

shit's basic math bruh but your time would be better spent going to khan academy


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Anonymous 17/05/02(Tue)07:52 No. 16493 ID: 9e6a0a

A quadratic equation is an equation that can be rewritten into the canonical form

0 = a*x^2 + b*x + c

where a, b, and c are specific constants and x is a free variable. A quadratic equation has at most two solutions (a solution is a value of x that makes the equation true) in the real set, but it may have one or no real solutions.

Any quadratic equation in the canonical form can be solved using the quadratic formula:

-b + (+/-square_root(b^2 - 4*a*c) / (2*a))

Note: if b^2 - 4*a*c < 0, then the equation has no real solutions. If it's zero then it has a single real solution. Otherwise it has two real solutions, given by the positive and negative square root.




Really Anonymous 17/04/06(Thu)10:17 No. 16482 ID: 55153b [Reply]
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I just wanted to make cool simulations and maybe invent something I dont know

So I downloaded Openfoam and apparently you need to be a master computer scientist just to be able to even start the program? How can I make things like pic related but easier?


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Anonymous 17/04/22(Sat)00:03 No. 16487 ID: 643b6c

blender can do fluidsimulations, fogsimulations, flamesimulations.


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Anonymous 17/05/25(Thu)05:04 No. 16508 ID: 5465dc

SketchUp will let you easily build models. Pretty sure you can import them into better simulators.




Future invention timeline Max 17/04/16(Sun)05:07 No. 16486 ID: 11e346 [Reply]
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Can someone help me create a timeline from 2017-2050, with each year having one future invention? One invention per year, from now until 2050. You don't have to explain how it works; just be creative.




Anonymous 17/02/08(Wed)13:57 No. 16453 ID: eb6b3b [Reply]
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The Vaccination of little Tommy Autistic.

When Tommy was a wee little lad at 4 years old, his mommy took him to a tax payer funded doctor's office to get a "booster shot." Little Tommy had no idea what a booster shot was, but he went in excitedly, mostly just because the waiting center had a little play area for him and other kids to play with blocks and such. It was then, when doctor told Tommy's mommy that it was time for Tommy to get his first booster shot! As Tommy sat down on the white papered bed, the doctor approached him with a big scary needle. OUCH! The needle pricked Tommy in the arm, and Tommy could not stop crying. The needle hurt Tommy, and Tommy had no idea why his mommy would let Tommy get hurt by this strange doctor. You see Tommy's mommy was a feminist in the 1960's who took part in the "revolution" for "female rights." She used to be what people would call, a "hippie," but after all her youth experimenting with various drugs, she decided to take her chruch's big business funded AA program's advice, and settle down and have a kid, in order to put her life back together. While she was in school, she "learned" that "vaccines eradicated disease" because they are "disabled" virus DNA that serve as target practice for the immune system's anti-bodies, so that way the immune system would be extra ready when a "live and active" version of the virus came around. She read in her government funded biology book how a Jewish doctor, Edward Jenner, "figured" this all out because his milk maidens, who were regularly exposed to cowpox, were relatively immune, so he created a concoction out of small pox pus, which contained the remnants of the disease, and inserted the pus into people's blood streams! It was all so sciency and believable to Tommy's mommy! After all, why would she be going to school if all this stuff was not true? Tommy's Mommy's also learned about diseases like polio and rhuebella, and tetanus, and measles oh my!


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Anonymous 17/04/15(Sat)09:25 No. 16485 ID: 62b17e

u mad cause you autistic


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Sage Anonymous 17/05/25(Thu)05:07 No. 16509 ID: 5465dc

Sage

Mercury hasn't been used in decades.


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Anonymous 17/05/30(Tue)04:20 No. 16515 ID: 3b3445

Go back to your 4chan hugbox you worthless waste of space




Anonymous 17/01/16(Mon)06:55 No. 16414 ID: 57a468 [Reply]
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A mental health question for armchair psychiatrists.

Gender dysphoria is a mental health disorder as described in the DSM-5 as someone who identifies as something other than their assigned biological sex. Given that psychiatry still follows the scientific method as to making decisions over what is and isn't a mental disorder. There are still legitimate causes of such individuals.

My question is targeted toward those individuals who somehow manged to turn 'being transgender' into a trend. While they haven't done much to really affect the lives of others unless the lives of others are affected by whining and bitching about their lives on Tumblr without, as they say, checking their privileges. I want to know what a proper diagnosis would be for certain transtrending social justice warriors who encourage violence.

From what I read, gender dysphoria is a fairly weak disorder that most likely isn't the culprit of such extremism. So is it possible that schizophrenia or another such disorder may also be effecting said people? While I do believe a few of them may legitimately be transgender who only seek to find a voice and somehow end up falling into a bad group. There are still a majority of them that make me question their beliefs.

I probably should be asking these questions on a psychiatry forum instead of a chan website, but whatever, I anticipate some negativity.


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Anonymous 17/02/01(Wed)06:53 No. 16445 ID: 57a468

>>16443
Noticed how I said it was only one factor. You appeared to have missed this part. Also, a society that doesn't change is due to extinction. One cannot keep things the way they are if life moves forward not backward. Why do you think there is so much controversy concerning Trump's administration?

This still doesn't change the fact you're ignoring the basis of science by saying shit like the DSM is unreliable or that there should be a better treatment without providing hard evidence to support such statements.


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Anonymous 17/02/01(Wed)08:29 No. 16446 ID: ef54e2

>>16445
>Noticed how I said it was only one factor. You appeared to have missed this part.
You only named one factor, so I only responded to one factor.

>Also, a society that doesn't change is due to extinction.
Society changes. There's no avoiding that. That doesn't mean it will change in a particular direction.

But, for the sake of argument let's suppose that in 100 years there is no progress of any kind in gender dysmorphia treatments and transgenders are universally accepted as being of the gender they purport to be, to the point that women have no dating preference between men and transsexual men, beyond reproductive capability. In other words, the situation is the same as today, only with total acceptance. Furthermore, this acceptance has caused transgender people to be statistically indistinguishable from the general population in pretty much all ways.

This hypothetical future doesn't change the fact that today the treatment is unsuccessful in many cases and that it's worthwhile to research new forms of treatment. If you disagree with this then I'm sorry, but the one who's resistant to change and progress is you.

>you're ignoring the basis of science by saying [...] that there should be a better treatment without providing hard evidence
I don't quite follow. I need to provide evidence for the statement "there should be a better treatment"? It's an opinion. Are you saying you do not believe I hold that opinion, or are you saying that you disagree with that opinion? Tough titty either way.


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Anonymous 17/03/18(Sat)22:31 No. 16471 ID: fc6638

>>16414
I'd say while there are a multitude of personal reasons SJW's take this shit to the levels that they do, the answer you are looking for could be simplistically boiled down to one word: ennui.

These people are to the core bored. It may arise from not being quite creative enough to make a purpose for themselves or they cannot fathom some way for them to be "interesting". Either way the way these people have seen themselves for years is as a uniform, pre fab part of modern america. No unique experiences, not enough creative wherewithal to express something unique and no unique "backstory" as some would say.

So, in lieu of any of this they instead experience ennui. In the grips of this ennui, there is no purpose to anything that you do, there is no reason you will be remembered, there is no way to be remarkable. S, in order to fulfill the need for these feelings they cling to a cultural trope that appeals to them: being persecuted. Being a part of a minority that is persecuted is a wet dream of these people, and the aspiration is to be remembered much like MLK. This gives them the "purpose" of fighting persecution, real and imagined. It gives them a sense of belonging and community with other like minded people. And finally, it gives them, in their mind, a path towards being remembered heroically.

long story short. the SJW is a product of the success of modern society with respect to achieving homogeneity and quality of life. They are also the product of that society lacking a clear sense of purposeful direction.




Anonymous 17/03/11(Sat)01:19 No. 16469 ID: 57133f [Reply]
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Alright /sci/, it's Goldbach proof time.

Who here can count to 112. All the way to that number. Congratulations. You are an abstract scientist.

The proof is that by itself and without other numbers the natural numbers do not exist.




Fast Oohplah 17/02/01(Wed)17:28 No. 16447 ID: 4318e8 [Reply]
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Hey /sci/, how fast would an object need to travel in a circle to look like one solid ring or object. Like if a red ball span so fast it just looked like a solid red ring, not moving at all. How fast is that?

>pic unrelated


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Fogel Fry 17/02/01(Wed)23:23 No. 16449 ID: 6d05e5

Just for strictly non-serious reasons: How fast needs the red ball to travel to dupe the human eye and what would this do to the material the ball is made of?

Coming to that: What material needs the red ball to be made of?


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Anonymous 17/02/02(Thu)00:40 No. 16450 ID: 8b2816

>>16449
It depends on the sort of light that shines on the object. For example, strobe lights are used to visually inspect propellers as they spin in water. If you can time a light to shine very briefly at the same frequency as the object orbits, it will appear to be at a standstill in it regular, non-ring-like form.

Assuming a constant light source, such as the sun, and that the observer is not moving their eyes (because fast-moving objects are visible during saccadic motion), an orbit of a few centimeters in radius would appear as a solid ring rather easily. I would guess at less than 200 Hz (<12 kRPM). Roughly speaking, the larger the radius, the faster it must spin; more specifically, the tangential velocity must stay the same. Additionally, if the orbit is looked at from the side, the object will appear to move slower when it's on the far side of the orbit, so it will need to move even faster than if the orbit is looked at from the axis of rotation. The crucial factor here is how quickly the object traverses the field of view of the observer.


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Anonymous 17/03/07(Tue)20:01 No. 16468 ID: 68162d

Fuck idonno




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