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 No.753[Reply]

Tests have been done in the 60s.
(https://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=rNzTBwAAQBAJ&oi=fnd&pg=PA159&ots=IkAp9tmKDY&sig=2vMfeEsut8daKaQUyXdcJx9WcJQ#v=onepage&q&f=false)
Although, that's typical of the theory, there is application magnetically.
>Magnetism is found throughout the Universe. Magnetic fields are known to exist in planets, stars, accretion disks, the interstellar medium, galaxies and in active galactic nulcei (cf. the article on galactic magnetic fields). Often these magnetic fields are generated and maintained by magnetohydrodynamic dynamo action (e.g. the solar dynamo or planetary dynamos, which are described by hydromagnetic dynamo theory), and in many cases the magnetic field is dynamically dominant, determining the evolution of the object.
Topics studied within MHD include typical computational astrophysics topics, such as magneto-convection, MHD turbulence and hydromagnetic dynamo action. Typically, a multitude of intermittent magnetic structures are generated in such systems, e.g. magnetic flux tubes, loops, filaments and arcades. On the Sun and other stars, these magnetic structures may take the form of cool spots (sunspots) and magnetic bright points.
Magnetic structures can store enormous amounts of energy that may be released through reconnection of magnetic field lines (MHD reconnection) leading to solar flares and stellar or even galactic eruptions. It is in this way that the Sun causes storms in the heliospherical magnetic field and ultimately aurorae and space weather.
>In engineering MHD is employed to study, e.g., the magnetic behavior of plasmas in fusion reactors, liquid-metal cooling of nuclear reactors and electromagnetic casting.
>Topics studied within MHD include typical computational astrophysics topics, such as magneto-convection, MHD turbulence and hydromagnetic dynamo action. Typically, a multitude of intermittent magnetic structures are generated in such systems, e.g. magnetic flux tubes, loops, filaments and arcades. On the Sun and other stars, these magnetic structures may take the form of cool spots (sunspots) and magnetic brPost too long. Click here to view the full text.
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 No.760

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 No.761

>>757
>>760
Note, this was Made by Thomas Townsend Brown. Not Tesla.

 No.812

>>753
/cyb/ should be brought back even if slow, I'd never heard of this before.

 No.813

>>812
Agreed, but it should be renamed to /scig/.



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 No.811[Reply]

hey /cyb/ I wanted to emulate an artstyle but I can't find a lot of good resources on it, I like thee way robots looked in old school sci-fi like 50s and 60s and so on. Pics related. Do you know where I can find good resources for learning to draw robots like this, or at least a large collection of reference material?


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 No.128[Reply]

What does /cyb/ think about artificial intelligence? What role could it play in the future of our society?
Also, Tay thread.
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 No.768

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Bump, so you all remember this board exists.

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 No.777

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Heil Tay

 No.810

>>128
we're nowhere near building true AI just imitating a bit of the visual or language interpretation the brain does with 22watts takes huge server banks soaking up massive amounts of power.

any serious attempt to build a true supercomputer based artificial intelligence let alone an independent robot would take several revolutionary leaps in computer science we'd have to leave silicon behind entirely, replace modern digital logic with reversible analog digital hybrid architectures, with on chip gigabytes of operable memory, running (N)threaded super parallel operating systems at terahertz, while talking to fucking quantum gpus through fiber optic simultaneous use buses. and that's just the point when it'd actually be feasible we'd still need a shit ton of work on the problem itself after shaving all those yaks.

unfortunately all that stuffs overkill for what everyone's really talking about when you say AI, jobs. most of the technology for creating robots that could effectively do most jobs already exist or will soon 193nm lithography is just now being replaced with extreme ultraviolet 13.5nm processes that will have 7nm chips on the market this year. the three biggest problems in robotics right now are high density power storage, the fact their just isn't a good linear actuator, and getting enough processing power and sensors into the thing for it to have half an idea what its doing and all that stuff could come a lot sooner than you think.

ultimately all the technology's needed to make AI would change the world in ways you can't even comprehend seriously we have autists building nuclear reactors, gene editing labs, and silicon fabs in their basements today scifi is a pale shadow of what the autistic outcasts of the future will birth.



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 No.808[Reply]

Post some fucking plants
Pic is a dragon's blood tree (Dracaena cinnabari). They are named for the red sap that they produce and look like something out of a sci-fi movie. They are native to the socotra archipelago in Yemen.
The sap can be used for dyes, medication, lipstick, or varnish.
The densely packed crown of the tree provides shade to the trees roots and helps to prevent water from evaporating.

 No.809

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These are Joshua Trees (Yucca brevifolia). They should look very familiar if you are a fan of fallout new vegas, but they are real plants not the product of an irradiated wasteland.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yucca_brevifolia
>The name Joshua tree was given by a group of Mormon settlers crossing the Mojave Desert in the mid-19th century. The tree's unique shape reminded them of a Biblical story in which Joshua reaches his hands up to the sky in prayer

>Joshua trees are fast growers for the desert; new seedlings may grow at an average rate of 7.6 cm (3.0 in) per year in their first ten years, then only about 3.8 cm (1.5 in) per year.[15] The trunk consists of thousands of small fibers and lacks annual growth rings, making it difficult to determine the tree's age. This tree has a top-heavy branch system, but also what has been described as a "deep and extensive" root system, with roots reaching up to 11 m (36 ft).[2] If it survives the rigors of the desert, it can live for hundreds of years; some specimens survive a thousand years. The tallest trees reach about 15 m (49 ft). New plants can grow from seed, but in some populations, new stems grow from underground rhizomes that spread out around the parent tree.


>Cahuilla Native Americans, who have lived in the southwestern United States for generations, identify this plant as a valuable resource and call it "hunuvat chiy’a" or "humwichawa". Their ancestors used the leaves of Y. brevifolia to weave sandals and baskets, in addition to harvesting the seeds and flower buds for meals.



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 No.805[Reply]

Is this a hidden board now?
Pic semi related

 No.806

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>the mods trying to brush this under the rug

 No.807

Yes it is



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 No.605[Reply]

When do you think firearms will take another step into advancement, no longer requiring smokeless powder?
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 No.800

>>799
That exists along with the gauss rifle, even in pistol form, but it's highly inefficient compared to the conventional firearms. Unless we figure out a better way to convert energy, caseless ammunition is the closer step.

 No.801

>>800
effeciency, that's another problem we've yet to solve and/or bother solving. it's a real shame, those two and the coil gun are all really cool theoretical weapons that could very well become real with the proper development.

 No.802

>>801
Hold on, I found something while trying to look for the pistol I mentioned. Something new and shocking.
https://newatlas.com/personalised-electronic-handgun-headed-for-commercialisation/2376/
But, then I found it was quite old. Since 2005.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91PcRli231U

I still can't find the pistol I was looking for. It was an electric one, and it was used for a sporting event. Competitive shooting. No results come from searching "electric gun." Probably too on the nose.

 No.803

>>802
dang, these links still look quite interesting though. I'll look at them.

 No.804

>>802
okay, that's a somewhat interesting idea but I can still see at least one way it can go wrong.



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 No.791[Reply]

Does the PS4 have any games? I got one for free from a dumb friend that got the new PS4 Pro, "A console so nice we sold it to you four times!".

If anyone here knows how to pirate PS4 games and play them on-console, that'd be cool, too.

 No.797

>>791
There is Bloodborne.



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 No.4[Reply]

ALL HAIL BLACKJACK; THE SECURITY MARE, WHISKEY QUEEN, MAIDEN OF THE STARS!!
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 No.793

>>485
Same. And who's responsible for the jaundiced yellow-orange scleras? This literal black and red alicorn OC is just a fucking mess design-wise, and while her porn is high-quality, having actually read the fic makes it much harder to find her hot.

 No.794

>>793
Never real the fic, but I still find her hawt.

 No.795

>>793
>jaundice
makes me think she's one of discord's disguises

 No.796

>>795
Sshh!



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 No.637[Reply]

If you have installed CCleaner you likely have to reformat your system.

>CCleaner malware outbreak is much worse than it first appeared

>The recent CCleaner malware outbreak is much worse than it initially appeared, according to newly unearthed evidence. That evidence shows that the CCleaner malware infected at least 20 computers from a carefully selected list of high-profile technology companies with a mysterious payload.
>Because the CCleaner backdoor was active for 31 days, the total number of infected computers is "likely at least in the order of hundreds," researchers from Avast, the antivirus company that acquired CCleaner in July, said in their own analysis published Thursday.
>From September 12 to September 16, the highly advanced second stage was reserved for computers inside 20 companies or Web properties, including Cisco, Microsoft, Gmail, VMware, Akamai, Sony, and Samsung. The 20 computers that installed the payload were from eight of those targeted organizations, Avast said, without identifying which ones. Again, because the data covers only a small fraction of the time the backdoor was active, both Avast and Talos believe the true number of targets and victims was much bigger.

https://archive.fo/vpExd
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 No.640

>>638
I see what you meant now… And because sarcasm often fly over my head I will type out an long "sarcastically toned" answer in all the best of intentions.
Reformat because the hard drive had to have been formated at least once to be able to hold any useful data. Thus the technical term "reformat" because it is at least the 2nd time the hard drive would have been formated.

 No.671

>>640
who still uses a 32-bit system?

 No.672

>>637
what if you have it, but haven't opened it once?

 No.678

>>637
I had it once on my 32-bit laptop. I downloaded it to fix my registries and it only fucked it up further.

I got my OS reinstalled but that proba ly wont be enough huh?

 No.792

You fucking what?



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 No.764[Reply]

when will this become a reality? and how will it affect the world?

> Over four weeks, their lungs and brains grew, they sprouted wool, opened their eyes, wriggled around, and learned to swallow, according to a new study that takes the first step toward an artificial womb. One day, this device could help to bring premature human babies to term outside the uterus — but right now, it has only been tested on sheep.


> “It’s complete science fiction to think that you can take an embryo and get it through the early developmental process and put it on our machine without the mother being the critical element there,” he says.


> Instead, the point of developing an external womb — which his team calls the Biobag — is to give infants born months too early a more natural, uterus-like environment to continue developing in, Flake says.


http://archive.li/XEKMx

> Yoshinori Kuwabara, chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Juntendo University in Tokyo, has been working on artificial placentas for a decade. His interest grew out of his clinical experience with premature infants, and as he writes in a recent abstract, ”It goes without saying that the ideal situation for the immature fetus is growth within the normal environment of the maternal organism.”


> Kuwabara and his associates have kept the goat fetuses in this environment for as long as three weeks. But the doctor’s team ran into problems with circulatory failure, along with many other technical difficulties. Pressed to speculate on the future, Kuwabara cautiously predicts that ”it should be possible to extend the length” and, ultimately, ”this can be applied to human beings.”


http://archive.li/pOEa2
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 No.779

I don't see this actually replacing women in any realistic sense, as a child ideally should grow up with a mother's care. However, it would BTFO any argument that abortion is necessary "to secure the rights of women," as an unwanted child could simply be placed into an artificial womb and after being "birthed" be given up for adoption.

One disturbing possibility could be that this is used to create clone soldiers who could be easily indoctrinated from birth to serve the elites.

 No.786

>>779
but women have rebelled against their roles as mothers, companions, and in sex. This alone doesn't replace women but this on top of the japanese Gatebox system, and the Lumii dolls brothel in Barcelona paints a picture of women being replaced with the further advancement of existing technology and the advent of sufficiently advanced AI

 No.787

>>786
I, for one, welcome our new AI/robotic waifus and breeding companions!

 No.789

>>776
Anti-thot culture makes me legitimately happy. Even in the furthest reaches of human society, the sheer scale of degenerate sluttery is reaching an all-time high and mankind is realizing it'll only get worse unless something is done to shame the sluts who refuse to control their vaginas. It's gotten to the point where socialists are now trying to turn "I'm in thot patrol! Begone thot!" into a substanceless joke. And they're just advertising anti-thot culture more.

 No.790

>>789
https://youtu.be/CEcUkhxTzI4
it's because they don't understand memetics making something into a joke doesn't make it go away, an idea being funny is it's strength not it's weakness



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 No.780[Reply]

https://archive.is/z7gJj
>The world's first human head transplant has been carried out on a corpse in China in an 18-hour operation that showed it was possible to successfully reconnect the spine, nerves and blood vessels.
>a team at Harbin Medical University had "realised the first human head transplant" and said an operation on a live human will take place "imminently".
>Although Russian computer scientist Valery Spiridonov, who suffers spinal muscular atrophy, had volunteered to become the first head transplant patient, the team have since said the first trial is likely to be carried out on someone who is Chinese, because the chance of a Chinese donor body will be higher.
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 No.782

>>781
This does set the stage for China's dominance in the near future. If the West doesn't stop with its restrictions on science, it will eventually become the old dinosaur behind the East's intellectual progress. Another implication is that it allows more people to live longer. Imagine if Soros just replaced his head if he were about to die. The old may continue their dominance over the youth. No more posterity.

 No.783

I wonder what will happen to the brain in a total body transplant. I know that other organ systems and gut bacteria can affect the brain so what will a completely new body do?

 No.784

>>783
Whatever would happen, I guarantee it'll be something pretty fucking interesting. Also, this begs the question: if cybernetics and general prosthetic tech get advanced enough, will it be possible for a person to just be a brain floating inside a completely artificial body within our lifetimes, if only at a very late stage?

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>>782
>>783
I hope Soros is the first to try it. If there are complications and he dies hurrah, if not then we get a cool videogame boss.

I don't see this bringing about immortality, though. The head and the brain will still age and even if you don't die eventually you'll become an Alzheimer's-riddled vegetable.

 No.788

>>785
This, if we're going to find any way to get to actual immortality then we're going to have to find a way to stop mental deteriorationor else what's the point?, and that may not even have a solution.



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 No.153[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

This should go here yes?

Why does Rarity look so good with bionic limbs?
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 No.738

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She'll r0xx0r j00r b0xx0rz.

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>>738
*activates dick*

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 No.763

>>762
Gosh, that's a pretty one.
>dem eyes
>dat texture
>dat depth and form
Absolutely beautiful.

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 No.745[Reply]

What distro and Desktop Environment are you currently using, is it what you always use and depend on or are you trying something new out?

Currently running Ubuntu with Xfce on a craptop with 1366×768 screen

 No.747

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>>745
I'd like to try gentoo or arch next, but for now it's plebian

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I bought a new laptop earlier this year after Windows 10 made my last one of 7 years practically unusable. I dual boot with Mint 18.1 and it feels a lot like Windows 7. I use it for school and internet as well as storage space for pics I've found around the web.

I think the main reason I like Linux, coming from Windows, is the freedom of choice, such as how it only updates what I want when I want. I've had more than several occasions in class where I'm taking a test or a quiz and Windows 10 decides that it's the perfect time to install updates.

 No.749

>>745
Messed up by trying Fedora only to find out I couldn't install or use any of the programs I usually run so I'm swithching back to Manjaro with MATE. I've heard good things about OpenSUSE but to be honest I'm just going to stick with what I like.

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Manjaro (Arch based) with deepin, pretty slick from my personal experence. the task bar is a bitch though.



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 No.166[Reply]

I see I have my own domain now
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 No.722

>>721
Any OC is good.

 No.723

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>>722
yeh. oh also it's inktober so i might think of drawing something quite dark with that universe.

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>>723
That sounds awesome!

 No.725

>>723
Sweet

 No.744

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https://u.teknik.io/zUAUZ.doc

this is a work in progress story I elaborated a while ago, I should finish it.

there's a lot of things to rewrite and develop but well, here's the idea.

P.S: I'm not natively english, so go ahead roast me on what shouold be fixed!



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 No.741[Reply]

So what chip should I get AMD R7 1700 or Intel Coffee Lake i7? Is the higher IPC of the i7 worth it vs the Higher core Count of the 1700?

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 No.743

>>742
The only flaw I am seeing with this is how the hell did ANYONE get a 1700x to 4.5Ghz when almost all zen chips top out at 4.0-4.1Ghz?!?!



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