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    The ability to exchange information globally at the speed we are currently experiencing has never existed in the past. That alone should nullify a lot of potential problems. We are not going to go back to the stone age no matter what. We will be able to build back quickly even if we experience some huge disaster.

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    Fascinating read. I'll probably end up spending a good part of my day doing follow-up reading on the ref links he provides.

    Re Cosmos: I have yet to watch the episodes but I guess this was somewhat predictable.

    Oklahoma TV Station Cuts Reference To Evolution In Neil deGrasse Tyson's 'Cosmos'
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    In defense of that Oklahoma station, considering the unfortunate state of politicization of science, virtually any 15 second 'blackout' would have elicited such a reaction. The episode talked about A) big bang, 2) Religious persecution and dark ages, 3) evolution. So tI'm willing to give them the benefit of doubt. Also considering the second episode was pretty much 100% on evolution, that trick wouldn't have worked.
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    Been asked to critique a paper on ensemble classifiers (Boosting, Bagging, etc.). Can anyone think of a nice way to say 'You and your PhD students are the only ones in the last decade to write about, cite or use your technique, stop saying it has wide applications in your papers'?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Athlai View Post
    If GI 'Best Poster On The Forum' Joe says it then it must be true.
    Athlai doesn't lie. And he doesn't do sarcasm either, so you know it's true!

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    Oh the ironing.

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    Okay can someone explain what this discovery means practically for the common people?

    LHCb confirms existence of exotic hadrons | CERN

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    Can confirm SS will have an exotic hardon reading that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon View Post
    Can confirm SS will have an exotic hardon reading that
    Daemon is not at all shy of going for the low hanging fruit.

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    Yeah, likes his sour grapes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon View Post
    Can confirm SS will have an exotic hardon reading that
    You're right, I had quite the hadron.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shri View Post
    Okay can someone explain what this discovery means practically for the common people?

    LHCb confirms existence of exotic hadrons | CERN
    Practically for the common people? Nothing. It would take decades, if that, for any practical applications to be noticed. But that's true with most fundamental physics.

    As for what this is, you may want to refresh your knowledge by reading my post in the LHC thread.

    I'm not going to get into force carriers and gluons and all that (unless someone wants me to), but in short:

    In the standard model, matter is divided into quarks and leptons. (And antiquarks and antileptons). Leptons include things like electrons, neutrinos, etc. Quarks come in six different types: up, down, top, bottom, charm, strange. The quarks combine to form different particles. For example the proton is a combination of one down and two up quarks and the neutron is two down and one up. That is also how the neutron and protons get their charge. Up has a charge of +2/3 and down has a charge of -1/3. So for the proton (-1/3+2/3+2/3 = +1 charge while the neutron is 2/3-1/3-1/3=0 charge).

    Ok, so what are hadrons? Hadrons are either made up of three quarks (called baryons, examples being the protons and neutrons as I discussed), or mesons (one quark and antiquark, examples of which are things like pions and eta mesons).

    This discovery has found another type of hadron, which is made up of four quarks instead of three like baryons or like a quark and an antiquark like a meson. This one, named Z(4430)- is made up of down, anti-up, charm, and anti-charm. We don't quite have a theory explaining this -so this can potentially be interesting.
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    i swear you ****s just make this **** up. charm quarks ffs.
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