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Author Topic: Science Thread (and !!SCIENCE!! Thread!)  (Read 17128 times)

Trekkin

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« Reply #390 on: January 31, 2019, 02:21:27 pm »

I don't know why you'd want more than what you already have to put up with, let alone PAY for the privilege, but that's me.

I think the idea is that if you're unsatisfied with them, you can fire them, so they have an incentive to be an unrealistically caring family.
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« Reply #391 on: January 31, 2019, 02:40:12 pm »

"You can choose your friends, but you can't choose your family." Unless you can get either from a catalogue.

(Given the generational demographics of Japan, and various social effects developing alongside these, I'm not surprised it's happening. We've probably just as many occidental peculiarities, but we don't see them because we're deep within them. I suspect many a Hikikomori (the opposite issue, maybe, although they also (or their families, on their behalf) also hire 'big sisters', etc) doesn't see their situation as strange.)
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« Reply #392 on: January 31, 2019, 02:42:26 pm »

You US people are quite happy to hire people to act as mothers to your children while you're at work.
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« Reply #393 on: January 31, 2019, 02:50:37 pm »

You US people are quite happy to hire people to act as mothers to your children while you're at work.
You watch your tongue, young man! Eric was a wonderful wetnurse!


I don't know why you'd want more than what you already have to put up with, let alone PAY for the privilege, but that's me.

I think the idea is that if you're unsatisfied with them, you can fire them, so they have an incentive to be an unrealistically caring family.
If you can get rid of them that easily, you're clearly not getting an authentic experience. You should ask for your money back.

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« Reply #394 on: January 31, 2019, 05:33:52 pm »

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You could have done preventative maintenance a long time ago.  Maybe people would be less stressed and lonely if wages didn't stagnate for 30 years and people weren't forced into overtime or multiple jobs.  Vast majority of Americans are living paycheck-to-paycheck at best, be that due to poor wages, bad housing market, or near-invincible student debt.  If people were actually allowed leisure time and actual disposable income, they would practically be able to self medicate far far before we need to consider loneliness an epidemic killing people.

Sure not a single random family doctor can do anything realistic about that.  Hell, I'd say we're at the point of no return as is, if just one corp backs out and actually tries to treat human resources like humans instead of resources, they are playing Capitalism suboptimally and the lose the game.  Only winning move in this case is if everyone just stops playing the game.  Good luck, there.
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« Reply #395 on: January 31, 2019, 06:47:42 pm »

You US people are quite happy to hire people to act as mothers to your children while you're at work.
That's quite different, though, and motivated by need (or a perception of it). There's no emotional payoff in the exchange.

And you're right, Eric is quite the wet nurse. 10/10.
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« Reply #396 on: January 31, 2019, 06:57:37 pm »

Quote from: Trump
A person who is very flat-chested is very hard to be a 10.

Which obviously means much for Eric. Either way.
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« Reply #397 on: January 31, 2019, 07:09:19 pm »

Quote from: Trump
A person who is very flat-chested is very hard to be a 10.

Which obviously means much for Eric. Either way.
Doesn't this buffoon not know it is empirically determined that flat is justice?

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« Reply #398 on: January 31, 2019, 10:14:12 pm »

I'm not entirely sure trump KNOWS anything. In fact, I'm not entirely sure trump isn't a slime mold piloting a robot

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« Reply #399 on: January 31, 2019, 11:15:13 pm »

This week I learned that my severe annoyance at certain sounds has a name: misophonia.  Yay taxonomy!

I will literally hunt around a room to find the source of quiet ticking sounds so I can suppress them.  I have even used globs of clay to prevent the pull chain of a ceiling fan from ticking against the little grommet through which it passes.

Loud sounds - no problem. Clock ticking - no problem.  But people picking their teeth, or biting nails, or a ceiling fan tick... GARAHRHGHAHFHGH.
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« Reply #400 on: January 31, 2019, 11:57:14 pm »

I don't know why you'd want more than what you already have to put up with, let alone PAY for the privilege, but that's me.

I think the idea is that if you're unsatisfied with them, you can fire them, so they have an incentive to be an unrealistically caring family.

Maybe the fact that you can fire your existing family and hire a replacement one could encourage that existing family to be more friendly. :V
This way you gain the benefits of the market without having to pay anything! Thanks, Capitalism!
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« Reply #402 on: February 01, 2019, 02:23:07 am »

To note with the above, they reconstructed speech that a participant heard, not that they explicitly thought without speaking. So, person hears words, machine recreates words that they heard based on neuron firing patterns and reconstructs the words they heard. It's not that fundamentally different from actually taking conceived speech and synthesizing it, but I feel like the distinction should be made.
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« Reply #403 on: February 01, 2019, 02:27:47 am »

Ah, so we can use people as microphones now. Neat. ;P
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« Reply #404 on: February 01, 2019, 07:16:44 am »

Ah, so we can use people as microphones now. Neat. ;P

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