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by bosonicyouth
Sat Jun 07, 2014 6:54 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Isla Vista shooting
Replies: 416
Views: 43971

Re: Isla Vista shooting

I looked to see if this article was posted in this thread, but I couldn't find it. Relevant:
Your Princess is in Another Castle: Misogyny, Entitlement, and Nerds
by bosonicyouth
Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:31 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Brownian motion
Replies: 11
Views: 2586

Re: Brownian motion

Since \xi is a white noise process, and x is its integral (plus the initial condition x0), this makes x a random walk a.k.a. a driftless Wiener process (I am probably conflating a lot of things which are not technically the same, sorry maths people). So x(t) = x0 + W(t) At a given time, the incremen...
by bosonicyouth
Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:13 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Rape in Steubenville, OH (Trigger)
Replies: 234
Views: 21097

Re: Rape in Steubenville, OH (Trigger)

And CNN's evidently concerned that their future is ruined. To be fair, their future pretty much is ruined, and that is cause for concern. As much as rape culture needs to be stopped, branding minors as sex offenders for life is not the way to go about it Vengeance was served, but justice was not. I...
by bosonicyouth
Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:27 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Some Guy Freaks Out [formerly "Existential Dread"]
Replies: 132
Views: 28940

Re: Existential dread [philosophy?]

Firstly, capitalism would crash in this economy. Why employ people when a robot can just do their work better? Companies would basically remove the need to pay people for labour, and without anyone getting money, no one would be able to buy anything and the companies would crash. Basically the econ...
by bosonicyouth
Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:16 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Does objectively good and bad music exist?
Replies: 51
Views: 37336

Re: Does objectively good and bad music exist?

Noise is a genre, but it's not for everyone
by bosonicyouth
Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:51 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Does objectively good and bad music exist?
Replies: 51
Views: 37336

Re: Does objectively good and bad music exist?

It's an old subject that has received a lot more serious attention for other formats. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Literary_criticism I think that by the mid-20th century, most philosophers converged on the common conclusion, often begrudgingly, that there is no objective metric for the quality of a...
by bosonicyouth
Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:16 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Nighttime driving music
Replies: 28
Views: 23196

Re: Nighttime driving music

bump

Terry Riley - Persian Surgery Dervishes (hypnotic synth drone - not recommended driving past midnight)
by bosonicyouth
Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:29 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Sounds like...
Replies: 5
Views: 6473

Re: Sounds like...

QOTSA used to be Kyuss which was a bit heavier, and if you're into that kind of riffy fuzz rock check out Mudhoney, The Jesus Lizard, Melvins, Motorhead, Helmet, etc
by bosonicyouth
Sat Dec 01, 2012 3:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel/Palestine discussion
Replies: 6262
Views: 490418

Re: Israel/Palestine discussion

Quick, someone tell Vietnam to occupy Laos since an hourglass configuration is clearly not a proper shape for a country.
by bosonicyouth
Sun Oct 28, 2012 3:29 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Bouncing Water Droplets and Quantum Fields
Replies: 2
Views: 1362

Re: Bouncing Water Droplets and Quantum Fields

I can't see any worthwhile links with particle physics (insofar as hadrons etc) here, but there is a less dissipative form of this experiment that's been done in France using silicone oil droplets. Since a lot of quantum mechanics is just quantised wave mechanics, you get a lot of the nice features....
by bosonicyouth
Sat Oct 27, 2012 4:37 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Female Vocalists
Replies: 80
Views: 56144

Re: Female Vocalists

by bosonicyouth
Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:13 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Help me understand Physics Please. T.T
Replies: 3
Views: 1560

Re: Help me understand Physics Please. T.T

Hope this isn't too late. What might be useful is drawing an analogy to electric circuits. heat flow -> current temperature -> voltage conductivity -> electrical conductivity In circuits, you'll see conductance (or its inverse, resistance) being used instead of conductivity, because that's more impo...
by bosonicyouth
Fri Oct 12, 2012 5:11 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Abbot lambasted by Gillard (Sexism)
Replies: 28
Views: 5235

Re: Abbot lambasted by Gillard (Sexism)

I think your interpretation of the texts is spot on. What really bothers me is that the mainstream media hasn't even touched upon the meaning and subtext of the text messages apart from them being "vile".
by bosonicyouth
Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Abbot lambasted by Gillard (Sexism)
Replies: 28
Views: 5235

Re: Abbot lambasted by Gillard (Sexism)

It's once in a blue moon that question time is this good, at least since Paul Keating left

More often than not it's completely nauseating, as this satire depicts perfectly
by bosonicyouth
Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:21 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Post-Rock
Replies: 86
Views: 41241

Re: Post-Rock

Going to see GYBE at ATP in Melbourne w/ My Bloody Valentine and Swans. Stoked. Also, has Rodan been mentioned yet? I think they usually get dismissed as Slint's lesser cousin (they were from Louisville) but I think that's because their only album "Rusty" was kind of all over the place son...
by bosonicyouth
Sat Sep 15, 2012 3:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Art That You Might Like
Replies: 14
Views: 3471

Re: Paintings/drawings/posters other things visual, imagethr

fifiste wrote:This is a cover art for a LP.


Whoa! I'm a huge fan of John Fahey's music and I had no idea he painted this!
by bosonicyouth
Wed Sep 12, 2012 3:16 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Art Renewal Centre
Replies: 44
Views: 8048

Re: The Art Renewal Centre

Reactionary garbage like that website can only do a disservice to art in my mind. It seems to follow the prototypical critique of modern art which boils down to it pursuing novelty for its own sake, a completely valid qualm. But it's no more general than pointing out that classical art was to a larg...
by bosonicyouth
Sat Aug 25, 2012 3:01 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Help me find good French music
Replies: 12
Views: 4649

Re: Help me find good French music

by bosonicyouth
Thu Apr 12, 2012 3:59 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Odd Force Equation
Replies: 3
Views: 2013

Re: Odd Force Equation

It's the relativistic version of Newton's second law. If the velocity v << c, where c is the speed of light, the denominator vanishes and you obtain the Newtonian version F=ma. However, as an object approaches the speed of light the denominator approaches zero, and the force required to further spee...
by bosonicyouth
Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:01 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Sad songs
Replies: 37
Views: 38513

Re: Sad songs

Feel compelled to stem the tide of NIN talk. I mean come on. Let's start with a live performance Nina Simone - Feelings and some recordings, probably too many but oh well Antony and the Johnsons - Hope There's Someone Sibylle Baier - Tonight Joni Mitchell - Blue Elliott Smith - New Disaster or, well...
by bosonicyouth
Fri Mar 23, 2012 5:00 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Sad songs
Replies: 37
Views: 38513

Re: Sad songs

Dirty Three - Everything's Fucked
Saw them for the fourth wonderful time last night and they played this. Sad times.

Also:
Red House Painters - Summer Dress
Mount Eerie & Julie Doiron - Who
by bosonicyouth
Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:44 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: IBM quantum computing
Replies: 35
Views: 5687

Re: IBM quantum computing

It seems to be a common misconception that computers in the future will be entirely quantum right at the bottom. This makes no sense practically, since quantum analogues of most algorithms offer no speedup (indeed, with all the error correction required, the quantum version would always be slower). ...
by bosonicyouth
Mon Dec 19, 2011 12:19 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Starting a Democracy; Idiots Wanted
Replies: 43
Views: 5726

Re: Starting a Democracy; Idiots Wanted

I feel that the Simpsons episode where Springfield is run by the Mensa society is an excellent illustration of this effect.

"80 past 2, the dawn of a new era"
by bosonicyouth
Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:20 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Alternative versions of Physics
Replies: 15
Views: 5187

Re: Alternative versions of Physics

I wonder what a flat earth would look like. For one thing there would be no time zones, the sun would rise in all places at once. I guess there wouldn't be a horizon in the same way, so you could see the whole world simultaneously with a telescope from a mountaintop, if the air was clear enough. Al...
by bosonicyouth
Tue Oct 11, 2011 1:42 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Occupy Wall Street - Spreading. Check your town.
Replies: 2511
Views: 209291

Re: Occupy Wall Street - Spreading. Check your town.

Czhorat wrote:Yesterday, this happened.


Well then, consider me on board!
by bosonicyouth
Thu Sep 22, 2011 1:18 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Occupy Wall Street - Spreading. Check your town.
Replies: 2511
Views: 209291

Re: Occupy Wall Street - USA Anticorporate Protests

I've given up reading Adbusters regularly because nowadays it's just filled with this useless, exhausted, May '68 nostalgia without the urgency-type rhetoric. The society of the spectacle is here - impromptu dances do not present an alternative anymore
by bosonicyouth
Mon Sep 19, 2011 1:57 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Nighttime driving music
Replies: 28
Views: 23196

Re: Nighttime driving music

I used to deliver pizzas at night in the mountains and really got into making soundtracks for it! The track that immediately comes to mind is DJ Shadow - What Does Your Soul Look Like pt 4, others off Endtroducing would work too. other albums: Three Mile Pilot - Chief Assassin To The Sinister (depre...
by bosonicyouth
Tue Sep 06, 2011 1:42 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Time Signature for Gobbledigook
Replies: 6
Views: 4648

Re: Time Signature for Gobbledigook

Going to count everything in terms of the stompy beat from the time it first comes in. Intro: 7 strum progression, 2 strums every 3 beats. repeat 3 times, then 3 more strums (36 beats total) Verse (x2): 18 beats, singing starts half a beat in 8 beat interlude (Intro) (Verse) 16 beat interlude Bridge...
by bosonicyouth
Mon Aug 22, 2011 6:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0941: "Depth Perception"
Replies: 214
Views: 129222

Re: 0941: "Depth Perception"

by bosonicyouth
Sat May 07, 2011 1:03 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Piano Music Suggestions
Replies: 12
Views: 3578

Re: Piano Music Suggestions

Erik Satie's Gymnopides and Gnossienes. They're very simple pieces but the subtleties are in the dynamics and the loose timings. For those who haven't heard of Satie, you'll probably recognise a fair few pieces from movie soundtracks.
by bosonicyouth
Mon Mar 14, 2011 12:43 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What if Murdoch was a progressive?
Replies: 13
Views: 2414

Re: What if Murdoch was a progressive?

I imagine it would have to approximately mean socially liberal (civil rights, anti-war, etc). If it were to mean left-wing we'd run into a paradox since a private individual who owns such a massive proportion of the world's media couldn't reasonably call themselves a left-winger. But then we still r...
by bosonicyouth
Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:41 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Capacitance - Radio Squelch Phenomenon
Replies: 26
Views: 5569

Re: Capacitance - Radio Squelch Phenomenon

I assume the extra capacitance to ground changes the resonance frequency of the tuned LC filter, so once you pull away it shifts away from the station you just tuned to and back into static wilderness.
by bosonicyouth
Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:21 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Herbal remedies face licence rule
Replies: 39
Views: 3152

Re: Herbal remedies face licence rule

Zamfir wrote:Those are some extracts from the directive, no guarantees from me that I caught the essence.

puns intended?
by bosonicyouth
Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:16 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Herbal remedies face licence rule
Replies: 39
Views: 3152

Re: Herbal remedies face licence rule

However, some smaller heath shops are saying the measures are Draconian and will allow big pharmacies to take over their stuff as they're too small to afford to conform to these new rules This thought does not sadden me. Rant and rave all you want about how evil Big Pharma is, but at least their st...
by bosonicyouth
Mon Jan 17, 2011 3:04 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Herbal remedies face licence rule
Replies: 39
Views: 3152

Re: Herbal remedies face licence rule

We started prosecuting snake oil sellers a long time ago. It's not about government preventing people from making bad decisions; it's about government protecting people from [murder by] fraud. By murder, are you implying that a) herbal remedies actually kill, or b) dispensaries promote herbs that t...
by bosonicyouth
Tue Dec 21, 2010 1:00 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: NOISE. ROCK.
Replies: 43
Views: 11765

Re: NOISE. ROCK.

I recommend Unwound especially "New Plastic Ideas" and "Repetition". Also, Blonde Redhead "Melody of Certain Damaged Lemons" Touch and Go records put out a lot of crucial noise rock which tended to be more abrasive and pounding than atmospheric, I guess. My picks would ...
by bosonicyouth
Sun Oct 31, 2010 6:05 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: A Colbert-Hosted Tea Bag Rally! 30-10
Replies: 114
Views: 11499

Re: A Colbert-Hosted Tea Bag Rally! 30-10

Found one XKCD reference already: http://www.flickr.com/photos/_intellinuts_/5130313197/
Hoping to find a "citation needed" sign

As an Australian, looking at these photos is making me quite a bit less scared of the USA. Proof the rally's purpose has permeated this far. Kudos!

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