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Author Topic: Science Thread (and !!SCIENCE!! Thread!)  (Read 24015 times)

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Re: Science Thread (and !!SCIENCE!! Thread!)
« Reply #390 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 #391 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
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« Reply #393 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 #394 on: February 01, 2019, 02:27:47 am »

Ah, so we can use people as microphones now. Neat. ;P
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Re: Science Thread (and !!SCIENCE!! Thread!)
« Reply #395 on: February 01, 2019, 07:16:44 am »

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

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« Reply #396 on: February 01, 2019, 07:23:49 am »

So they can finally confirm that my voices in my head are the ones telling me not to kill and advising me on the social conventions and niceties I should be following.  ;D
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« Reply #397 on: February 01, 2019, 11:52:02 am »

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

Orwell turns a little faster in his grave.

At this point, we could attach turbines to him and aldous huxley and power a small city.  :P
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Re: Science Thread (and !!SCIENCE!! Thread!)
« Reply #398 on: February 01, 2019, 11:56:22 am »

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

Orwell turns a little faster in his grave.

At this point, we could attach turbines to him and aldous huxley and power a small city.  :P

Or, rather, the electric fence around a small city.

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« Reply #399 on: February 01, 2019, 12:36:24 pm »

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

Orwell turns a little faster in his grave.

At this point, we could attach turbines to him and aldous huxley and power a small city.  :P

Or, rather, the electric fence around a small city.

You can get all three, if you add in powering the cameras, microphones, telescreens, and cloning facilities.  I hear the rate that each spins when they are used to directly enact one of the things they wrote so strongly about is geometrically proportional to the degree of brazenness and or atrocity involved, so throwing in those additional facilities should net a tidy energy surplus with which to run the city itself.  Properly designed and implemented, this could easily make the 5 year expectation for generation without having to use the ministry of truth. The ISSUE, is getting them to STOP for routine maintenance, and or-- the appropriation of replacement turbine parts.  Not that Oceana has ever suffered a shortage mind.
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« Reply #400 on: February 01, 2019, 02:58:02 pm »

Just don't try it with Newton. It results in a positive feedback loop and then suddenly everything is on fire.
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« Reply #401 on: February 02, 2019, 04:30:06 am »

Didn't know misophonia was a thing, but yeah, every potentially squeaky/creaky/rattling/clunking/tapping noise source in my vicinity is shimmed, tied, pinned, or disassembled.

Also, it's a little known fact that there was an attempt to use several of the greatest physicists in this century as well as the next and upon hooking Roy Kerr up to the turbines it ripped a hole in everything, thankfully the hole didn't hit much of import as it fell through the bulk of the planet, though it did entirely excise Lemuria from the southeastern indian ocean, replacing it with a slab of dusty rock from the elemental dimension of pain, along with creatures from the elemental dimension of horror... approximately 200 kiloyears before Kerr even died, much less the turbine connection event itself.
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Re: Science Thread (and !!SCIENCE!! Thread!)
« Reply #402 on: February 02, 2019, 03:14:25 pm »

It's probably not full-blown misophonia but if you wnat me to really hate you, there's nothing more than mouth breathing loudly and doing that whole lip-smacking things with a mouth full of saliva.

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« Reply #403 on: February 19, 2019, 06:12:18 pm »

Science Works, but it appears comprehension sometimes doesn't...

(I've had FE videos suggested to me. Admittedly mostly "Debunk FE" ones, and then obviously from my interest more of them. I've not been deconvinced of my prior opinion. But then I've seen enough horizons in my time, already, to make the obvious conclusions about how there could/must be stuff beyond them.)
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« Reply #404 on: February 19, 2019, 06:36:58 pm »

I've had FE videos suggested to me. Admittedly mostly "Debunk FE" ones, and then obviously from my interest more of them.
I thought this was in reference to Fire Emblem. Apparently, that was not the case.
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