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Possibly tangentally related to discrete vs continuous in relation to my belief that there are no physical infinities or infinitesimals.

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What if we're thinking backwards by thinking that every transformation is possible but symmetries make some of them null?

What if transformations are not possible unless they change the state?

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3. youtu.be/qtf6U3FfDNQ?t=50

Symmetries are transformations that can be applied to a physical system that leave the physical system in the state in which it began. (indistinguishable)

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If your goal was to hurt Lockheed-Martin, you failed. Stop trying to justify it as "hurting Lockheed-Martin". All you did was hurt an unpopular-ish trans person.

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am/lm/kf 

KF succeeded at their goal of harassing a trans person off the Internet.

Y'all did NOT succeed in harassing a trans person into quitting Lockheed-Martin.

covid 

"Severity of smell dysfunction after infection with the coronavirus may be a better predictor of long-term cognitive impairment than overall severity of COVID-19, according to an Argentinian study."

rawstory.com/omicron-better-at

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Some people try to claim that Alex Jones says the things he says but doesn't believe them. I posit that Alex Jones, like Donald Trump, is so craniorectally inverted that he no longer distinguishes truth from fiction.

rawstory.com/alex-jones-trial-

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Some people try to claim that Alex Jones says the things he says but doesn't believe them. I posit that Alex Jones, like Donald Trump, is so craniorectally inverted that he no longer distinguishes truth from fiction.

rawstory.com/alex-jones-trial-

Autism research be like, be sure to actually ask people if you want to know about their lived experience 👌

covid, herd immunity 

An appeal for governments to stop washing their hands of #covid19:

nitter.it/covidnewsfast/status

(Hand-washing won’t cut it anyway: we need FFP2/N95 masking, ventilation, crowd avoidance, contact tracing, vaccination and everything we can throw at this pandemic, not to mention the next one that’s coming along on top of it)

hot take on Super Metroid (1994) 

Water levels in games are already hell. But movement in Maridia is just... so... painfully... slow. And weirdly unforgiving, too.

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hot take on Super Metroid (1994) 

... it's a real shame that the only way to hear the music is to... you know... go to Maridia.

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hot take on Super Metroid (1994) 

The Maridia music is really beautiful, right up there with Green Brinstar.

But...

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Oh, an addendum: I am not even slightly exaggerating about the military being a jobs program. Never forget that FDR, creator of the New Deal jobs programs that got the US out of the Great Depression was the same FDR that created the American MIC to fight in WWII.

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2. P vs NP, where many NP-complete problems are easy in the region where the answer is obviously yes or obviously no, but hard in the region where the answer approaches the boundary.

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Jotting down some math notes to myself:

youtu.be/-RdOwhmqP5s?t=832

1. Chaos at the boundaries between regions in iterated Newton's method, where each region represents contiguous points that end up having the same root as the root they are closest to after N iterations.

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For those who don't mind braving the parts of Reddit least affected by the racist frog memes:

reddit.com/r/explainlikeimfive

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Whee, just casually explaining the physical meaning of the Maxwell-Boltzmann Distribution to ELI5 Reddit.

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