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I think I got it. Will dive deeper into the linked article. Thank you!

Does anyone have an ELI5 link or video about this? I have no clue now the money system works and therfore also no idea what the significance is...

Cumol  ·  54 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ishkur's Guide to Electronic Music 3

Yes, it is, and it is hilarious!

Cumol  ·  54 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ishkur's Guide to Electronic Music 3

I wonder if his tone is always this passive agressive :D

    Psydub is what the crusty hippies listen to when they get tired of dancing. Or when the drugs wear off. Or when they choose horse tranquilizers instead of LSD.

    Every scene has its chill room genre and Psy Dub arrived pretty quickly after Goa Trance established itself, with intentions to offset the busy acid lines, doofing drumkicks, and screaming melodies with something lowkey and non-expressive. Every artist album has one or two ballad songs for Prom season. In Psy Trance's case those songs were Psydub.

    It has changed a lot over the years. An early name for it was Psybient (which is still in use for any Psydub that has no Dub in it), and it was a Psy Trance take on the emerging Chill Out sounds of Ambient House (ie: The KLF, The Orb and the like) -- simple breakbeats with mutant acid lines but slowed down so they're less squiggly wiggly and more squirmy whirmy. These are technical terms.

    As Psydub is a different trip than other Psy Trance genres, it attracts a certain class of person: The cerebral hippie, who holds vast quantities of knowledge about life, biology, mathematics, quantum physics, computer programming, cosmology, human history, evolution, and whatever the hell Deepak Chopra is babbling about, except that half of it is bullshit and all of it is wrong.

    Never get your science education from paranoid burnouts who think human evolution was seeded by black-eyed extraterrestrials who have recently returned only to slaughter cattle and probe our buttholes (although to be fair the data contained within our buttholes has the potential to advance galactic science by many years).

I like Psydub!

Cumol  ·  54 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Burning Man 2019: Roll Call

Even though I this could have been my first year, I won't make it till next year.

However, a whole camp of lovely friends with a beautiful project are going this year. They are called Kosmic Kamels (Andromeda & 8:45 map).

It is a group of young people from the middle east. Israel, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia etc.

I am actually completely puzzled after this article.

There is a Falun gong info stand every Saturday in the city center of where I am living. The message is always the same. That they are a spiritual organization that is prosecuted by the Chinese government.

So my simple mind always thought "poor Falun gong, they need support".

And then I read this and my whole head is turning.

I don't wish them death or prosecution. But it puts them in a similar spot for me like scientology. A manipulative cult that is messing with the lives of people.

Cumol  ·  65 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Climate Skeptics Can be Convinced to Believe in Science (n=700)

I just realized I did this without noticing two months ago.

I was taking a carpool from berlin back to heidelberg with this guy. After a few minutes I find out that he is a "permanent test object". As in, his job is to drive from one Phase I pharamceutical trial to the next, to be a test object. Phase I trials are the first step to approval and only test the safety of the substance, on healthy individuals.

He has been doing that for 20 years and apparently, if you do it right, you can feed a household of 6 by doing that.

We discussed many subjects on this 7 hour ride, including climate change. I was very surprised that, as educated he sounded on the other subject, he was a complete climate change denier. After digging deeper, I found out that he believes in some other, more "simple" explanation for the weather playing crazy that had nothing to do with CO2.

At some point, it led to the core of the problem. He did not trust science. He believed that scientists, world wide, teamed up and fed the CO2-narrative to get funding. After explaining to him that the funding doesn't go into the scientist's pockets and that it is used for research, he mentioned that he did not believe in research...

Quite reactionary of me. And maybe with a slightly angry tone. I asked him, "if you don't believe in research, how do you trust the Phase I trials? How can you trust the substance that is first tested on you to not kill you?"

It did a click. I could literally see it happening. He fell silent for a while and just said "I guess you are right about that".

I thought that this was just a rogue example but according to that article. This is generally a good method!

Cumol  ·  72 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 31, 2019

I usually watch anime and some of my reccomendations are all-time bangers that are well known :)

For relatively short series, death note, tengen toppa Gurren Lagann, mushishi, attack on titan, cowboy bebop, samurai Champloo

Longer anime tend to lose their edge with time. The o ly one I still enjoy is One Piece.

Cumol  ·  73 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 31, 2019

I don't know how many people I started showing Avatar to. I was introduced to it through an online gaming friend about 12 years ago I think and it is still up there in my favorite animated series list.

Uncle Iroh, it is very easy to like that guy.

Cumol  ·  100 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Machine learning algorithm fed old papers, makes new discoveries

The end is near O.O

I was wondering how long it will take until something like this shows up.

A common discussion topic in our group is the future of scientific publishing. My boss, who profited a lot from the current system, believes that things should continue this way, with a "story driven format". As in, you do experiments after experiments in your lab until you have a "story" to tell. And then you package all those data to make a nice story and publish it as such.

I think that this approach will die out. It is inefficient and a lot of stuff is cherry-picked to fit your current beliefs. What happens, you get only part of the data, part of the "actual story". Things that do not fit your argument, or even contradict it, are swept under the rug or simply ignored. A better approach, in my opinion, would be a "by experiment" approach. You basically plan an experiment based on previous data, declare that you are doing it, do the experiment, and publish the results. Rinse and repeat. At the end,you can write a story, if you like. It will serve scientific communication, but not your experts and colleages. They know whats happening anyway.

His main argument against such an approach is that we would flood the scientific world with tidbits of information that is incoherent. We need to put things into a story for people to remember and process it.

True, people need that. Not computers with powerful algorithms.

I am kinda stocked and scared about this.

Cumol  ·  155 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Kangaroo Chronicles: "The Fantasy of Debt"

Didn't expect to see the Kangaroo here... It is following me