The following chart inspired a question:
There's evidence for a natural nuclear fission reactor 2 billion years ago based on the nuclear waste found in rocks that age. Do you accept such evidence? The waste did not move with respect to the surrounding rock. Does this have implications for nuclear waste disposal?
Chart seen via birdsite: https://twitter.com/pickover/status/1072209041768763392
"That wealth got extracted from somewhere."
I'll have to add that to the lists of premises I don't agree with.
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• half the time has already been wasted
• half the time is there yet to be wasted
I don't see why the wine/water paradox should be a paradox. It seems clear that the logarithm of the wine/water ratio is in the range \(-\log(3)\) to \(\log(3)\) and the a priori distribution should be uniform on that interval.
Tech, Google, Misogyny, rape mention Show more
“The internet giant paid Mr. Rubin $90 million and praised him, while keeping silent about a misconduct claim.”
To start off with, the way this bit read made me think Google paid him to hush about misconduct against him, which would be awful enough. The reality is so, so much more awful.
“Google did not make public was that an employee had accused Mr. Rubin of sexual misconduct. The woman […] said he coerced her into performing oral sex in a hotel room in 2013 […]. Google investigated and concluded her claim was credible…”
That’s right. Andy Rubin was paid $90 million after raping someone. And apparently he’s not the only one.
“Mr. Rubin was one of three executives that Google protected over the past decade after they were accused of sexual misconduct. In two instances, it ousted senior executives, but softened the blow by paying them millions of dollars as they departed, even though it had no legal obligation to do so. In a third, the executive remained in a highly compensated post at the company.”
Google pays and protects rapists. If someone tells you that women are already treated as equals and that there’s no problem with misogyny in tech, show them this.
"Help! I need a doctor!"
"He was shot!"
"I have a PhD in topology."
"Can you examine the bullet hole?"
"Still path connected, the homology is trivial."
Kabbalah, cyberpunk.. qabalpunk? Show more
does this mean that bees are witches tho
* a matriarchal society
* very into flowers
* do complicated rituals based on hexagonal geometry
* dance (dancing is probably bad)
* can fly
* their house is made of sweet stuff that you can literally eat
* will kick your butt if you cross them, eg by eating their house
"Lobbying Microsoft to take over Mastadon"?
Journal Club call for papers! Show more
September is coming soon, and so we'll need a new paper for our https://scholar.social #JournalClub
Any user of our instance can suggest a journal article, but please submit one from outside your field of expertise, to help make it something accessible to everyone :)
Also, let's aim for open access articles too, so everyone can participate
Reply to me with a DOI using the "Direct" privacy setting and it may be randomly chosen in September!
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