Responses from different topics collected together out of context.

Love this kind of stuff.  It’s one of those things that no matter how many times I see it, I love it.  Once I binge watched jets breaking Mach 1 on Youtube and videos about this.  Today, found some DIY on how to do it yourself.  Might try one of these days.

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Ah ha! Cool. How can I explain how i read this?

Well, for years I’ve been saying “there’s cocaine-type people and heroin-type people”. The coke type people lean more towards anxiety and schizophrenia and OCD and the heroin type people lean more towards depression, addictive behaviors, apathy.

Well, while this isn’t “coke vs heroin” it’s the same kind of chart about the same kinds of things. Seeing some confirmation of this unexpectedly is nice for me.

It means I wasn’t totally off base – and maybe I was right, at least according to this.

Of course it’s oversimplified and people have bits of both sides at any given time. It’s just a personality sorter really.

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Great description of closed-loop neuroscience:

“The new closed-loop approach operates differently. Rather than determining the full set of inputs that will be used in an experiment ahead of time, inputs are partially determined by how the system responds in real time. Thus, an initial stimulus is provided to the system, and the system responds. That response is recorded and, importantly, is also used to generate the next stimulus. ”

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“Neural Computation” is *neither* digital _nor_ analog.

Why isn’t it digital?  Simple:

“there don’t seem to be any time intervals during which digits could be defined”

Ponder that one :)
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Agenda isn’t necessarily malicious. But it’s foolish to _not_ take hyperbole into account.

Do refugees exaggerate about some things? I’m sure. A subjectively horrible experience is going to be horrible to the person experiencing it. Gotta take that into account when determining policy and check facts.

Do people who *speak for refugees” exaggerate? Absolutely, especially when money is involved.
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In physical systems, you *must* take time into account. A theoretical OR gate or function “on paper” does not have to take time into account at all. The only rule the device follows is #5. No time is mentioned at all.

But in reality, time certainly matters. If the timing is wrong, your OR gate can turn into an AND gate or a feedback loop.
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physical systems are necessarily imperfect systems from the start. Engineers who aren’t very good at their jobs neglect to take the physicality and time and focus solely on the logic. Good engineers have to take the whole systems into account as well as potential breaking points of every part of a system or how it’s used or the situations it finds itself in.
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There’s fantastic compilation of NASA “Observed Failures” compiled a few years ago. I love this one: It’s an example of the “Byzantine general” problem happening in reality. The very fault protection – four computers that seemed to be programmed perfectly to capture every possibility to ensure the logic is correct neglected one powerful possibility: What if the system physically breaks but continues to send data?

The logic of the system changes. OR can turn into a memory storage unit suddenly and continue to function in sending data but sending unexpected data. The people on the ground keep reading data, interpreting it as if the system is functioning normally because it *is* functioning.

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This one is even more gruesome. The thing is: the systems keep working but they issue strange results that CAN’T be tied to the programming.

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It means that no matter how hard you try there will always be somebody somewhere that might think poorly of you.
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It muddies the waters from an academic point of view depending on the tone of the presentation.

Are you “preaching to the choir”? [designing your message to appeal most to people who might already tend to agree with you?] Then the waters are muddied and a work such as that has to be taken with a grain of skepticism as to its veracity.
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The logic is the theory and in logic, as in the execution of most mathematical formulas, the time of execution is not relevant and they are treated “AS IF” happening simultaneously.

But putting logic in practice when utilizing physical components requires time.

When you have time and imperfect ‘stuff’? bad things can and do happen.

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Questions like the top are one of the reasons why evolutionary psychology, while fun to mess around with, is mostly bunk. You can say anything you like and it sounds plausible as an evolutionary purpose but it’s really just reflecting one’s own biases and putting your own biases back into caveman times.

That said, I don’t have the male pattern baldness to worry about. Always had a very high forehead.

I’ve heard some long explanations about “Why younger women go after older men” and it’s supposedly due to the balding pattern / gray hair as a sign of social dominance, power, money and security, which according to these just-so stories are supposed to be what all women want, to ensure their children have a secure future.

But I think those evopsych writeups are written by younger scientists who can’t get dates and yet see their older bosses getting dates left and right with the same women they’d like to date

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Of course they’re joking, most of them. EvoPsych is mostly trash.
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Make up a plausible story that fits your current situation, throw it back into the unprovable history and convince a few people that you’re right. Bingo, you just got published.
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ome things in the human body are just stupid and not evolutionary advantage. Example: Our breathing and eating tube. Why the fuck is it the same?

Oh, because two tubes could have a PHYSICS advantage by being one instead of two. Not an survival advantage.
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EvoPsych is *assuming* (implying) that Where We Are is the Peak of Where We Should Be.

But it’s a ridiculous assumption with just a little thought.
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Not every man balds though. My first confrontation with mortality was a girl getting hit by a car when I was 6. I cried a lot. That could’ve been me. Had pets die. Did you know that death is the most common worry of 6 year olds?

6 year olds.
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When I think of an old man with a full head of hair I think of a homeless man. Homeless men always seem to have all their hair. Rich powerful men are usually bald. I dunno why.
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If you want to seriously tackle male balding, you first (I think) have to separate different _types_ of male balding. Male pattern baldness might be a good subject because it’s common.
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A man who has hair thinning for example, isn’t exhibiting male pattern baldness.

Here, this one at least has lots of stuff tossed in. You take it seriously and so does this article. Might help.

http://www.belgraviacentre.com/…/why-am-i-bald…/

” Beards and a full head of hair were seen as being more aggressive and less socially mature, and baldness was associated with more social maturity and more nurturing behaviours.”
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Higher aggression is a positive trait for whomever is watching the cave, not for mating.

Remember they didn’t ‘do’ nuclear families.
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You’re assuming “cave women” were weak and not tough.
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Charm. Be a smooth-talker. Short guys get that way.
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If you think women (of what age range?) are avoiding aged men (of what age range)? you might not be aware of the very common “daddy” thing online. It’s common and cringy but common.
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Problems:
a) assuming all or most women are the same

I could go on but just starting there makes it all ridiculous.
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Statistics are fun but I’m more of an individualist.
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Sometimes you can look at someone’s skin and hair and nails and get an idea how good or bad they eat.
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Makes sense. One place where finger nails helps is whether they look strong or brittle, have strange shapes or lines. That I think indicates long term health things.
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I’ve had strange women throughout my life grab my hands and say something like, “I’D KILL FOR YOUR NAILS!”

which scares me a little. But it’s a complement.
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Cuticles (nail beds) are a clue too. Is that little flap of skin tight against the nail? Clear? Or is it pulling away and red?
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Girls in middle school did it to me a few times. Here I am, 6th/7th grade boy (11/12/13 yrs old) and a group of girls come up to me and grab my hands and start talking about them.

I was just walking to class. They were loud and smelled like too much perfume and makeup.

I put up with it and yeah, it was a little flattering but mostly I was thinking “go away”.
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Shit, I still get that. I must look “safe”. Or it’s my beard. So many random beard complements from men, women, kids through the years. It’s weird but whatever.

What I hate is when I can’t escape. If I’m waiting outside the store for someone to finish shopping, I’m used to random people standing next to me and just talking. I don’t mind it as long as it’s not too long. But if they get PERSONAL I answer then make polite excuses and leave.
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” Were I a lost kid and I saw you in a crowd of people I’d go over to you. You somewhat resemble my favorite uncle so maybe bias?”
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I’ve had random kids ask for my help through the years. white kids, black kids, hispanic kids, women, men. Often they think I work in whatever store I’m in. Or that I “know something”. I look safe and smart and strong.

Don’t know if I am, but I know I have no reason to be afraid of anybody.
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Maybe it’s the glasses? White male nerd privilege?

“THAT’S IT! You have the “knows things” look!”
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You’re not missing anything. Elton John. He’s made a lot of songs. I’m referring to one of his, “Candle in the Wind”. He wrote it for Marilyn Monroe, but when Lady Diana died, he changed the words for her funeral. Then someone else died and THEY got their own version of the song. I think he did it a third time too. It was ridiculous.
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