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Percussive maintenance

[ 8/June/22 ] Yep – used to be a real thing in the early days of computers, when they were mostly made of separate components pushed into slots, and those contacts could oxidize a little – so a short sharp … Continue reading

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Simulation and control

Are we in a simulated video game being controlled by something? Are we really in control of our decisions? [ 10/December/21 ] A simulation, no – evidence does not support that hypothesis. Control? That is to strong a term. Influence … Continue reading

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Idea that could change the world

Do you have an idea that could change the world? [ 7/December/21 ] The world is always changing. If you want to get an idea of just how complex that might be, look at Stephen Wolfram’s notion of Rulial space. … Continue reading

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How big would a box be able to accommodate all human beings?

How big would a box be able to accommodate all human beings? [ 19/August/21 ] 3 other answers here, and they all take the minimum size of container for dead humans approach, but if you take the more reasonable approach … Continue reading

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If 99.999% of the population disappears and you’re one of the few lucky ones left around, what’s the first thing that you do?

If 99.999% of the population disappears and you’re one of the few lucky ones left around, what’s the first thing that you do? [ 19/May/21 ] That’s one in 100,000. There are 4,000 people in my district – so I’ll … Continue reading

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Is there any possibility that a small group of humans have lived on Earth for billions of years?

Is there any possibility that a small group of humans have lived on Earth for billions of years? [ 17/May/21 ] No. Hundreds of thousands, maybe – just. Billions not a chance – is just against all the genetic evidence … Continue reading

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History’s past societies have only a handful of artistic, cultural, and academic ideas survive and be passed on. What will be the surviving ideas of our society in 1000 years?

History’s past societies have only a handful of artistic, cultural, and academic ideas survive and be passed on. What will be the surviving ideas of our society in 1000 years? [ 27/April/21 ] Clearly not much study of history. Many … Continue reading

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Intellectual understanding

How could people of intellectual revolutionary times possibly deal with these revolutionary ideas and discoveries of the intellectuals such of Darwin and Copernicus? [ 31/Mar/21 ] One needs to think about the idea of ideas. What is it to model … Continue reading

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What to major in?

Quora – Would majoring in environmental studies or neuroscience make more sense? [ 10/1/21 ] What are you passionate about? What really interests you? If you don’t have a clear answer to that, then keep trying things until you do, … Continue reading

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Quora – What idea is holding back scientific progress?

Quora – What idea is holding back scientific progress? [ 21/2/20 ] The two most significant general categories that hold back scientific progress seem to me to be: 1/ The lack of a willingness at the level of individuals to … Continue reading

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