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Post geological formations, rocks, and anything geology or geoengineering related here.
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Plausibly… or the opposite.
Would you be able to tell, if she did?


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Here's a few pics from the grand canyon.


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What does /cyb/ think about mega engineering projects like flooding and damming the Qattara depression? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qattara_Depression_Project


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>The Yellowstone Fumaroles in Wyoming are an incredible display of color and geochemistry. A fumarole releases gases such as carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, and hydrogen sulfide, among others. Fumaroles deposit an array of minerals with the combination of acidic gases and high temperatures.


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Small amounts of a material called "Louisiana Opal" or "Louisiana Sand Opal" have been mined from the Catahoula Formation near Leesville, Vernon Parish, Louisiana. If you examine this material closely, you will find that it is a sandstone in which the sand grains are bound together by a cement of clear precious opal.

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Post some cool materials. Pic related is aerogel. An ultra light material derived from gel that has had the liquid component replaced with gas.
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Amorphous metals, also called metallic glasses, consist of metal with a disordered atomic structure. They can be twice as strong as steel. Because of their disordered structure, they can disperse impact energy more effectively than a metal crystal, which has points of weakness. Amorphous metals are made by quickly cooling molten metal before it has a chance to align itself in a crystal pattern. Amorphous metals may be the military’s next generation of armor, before they adopt diamondoid armor in mid-century. On the green side of things, amorphous metals have electronic properties that improve the efficiency of power grids by as much as 40%, saving us thousands of tons of fossil fuel emissions.


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Graphene is a single layer (monolayer) of carbon atoms, tightly bound in a hexagonal honeycomb lattice. It is an allotrope of carbon in the form of a plane of sp2-bonded atoms with a molecular bond length of 0.142 nanometres. Layers of graphene stacked on top of each other form graphite, with an interplanar spacing of 0.335 nanometres. The separate layers of graphene in graphite are held together by van der Waals forces, which can be overcome during exfoliation of graphene from graphite.

Graphene is the thinnest compound known to man at one atom thick, the lightest material known (with 1 square meter weighing around 0.77 milligrams), the strongest compound discovered (between 100-300 times stronger than steel with a tensile strength of 130 GPa and a Young's modulus of 1 TPa - 150,000,000 psi), the best conductor of heat at room temperature (at (4.84±0.44) × 10^3 to (5.30±0.48) × 10^3 W·m−1·K−1) and also the best conductor of electricity known (studies have shown electron mobility at values of more than 200,000 cm2·V−1·s−1). Other notable properties of graphene are its uniform absorption of light across the visible and near-infrared parts of the spectrum (πα ≈ 2.3%), and its potential suitability for use in spin transport.

Bearing this in mind, one might be surprised to know that carbon is the second most abundant mass within the human body and the fourth most abundant element in the universe (by mass), after hydrogen, helium and oxygen. This makes carbon the chemical basis for all known life on earth, making graphene potentially an eco-friendly, sustainable solution for an almost limitless number of applications. Since the discovery (or more accurately, the mechanical obtainment) of graphene, applications within different scientific disciplines have exploded, with huge gains being made particularly in high-frequency electronics, bio, chemical and magnetic sensors, ultra-wide bandwidth photodetectors, and energy storage and generation.


Great video about Aerogel


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>Rayon is a manufactured fiber made from regenerated cellulose fiber. The many types and grades of rayon can imitate the feel and texture of natural fibers such as silk, wool, cotton, and linen. The types that resemble silk are often called artificial silk.


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Casein plastics were introduced at the beginning of the 20th century, their starting material being the protein in cows milk, precipitated by the action of the enzyme rennin.

Although casein is readily moulded to shape under moderate heat and pressure, it does not produce a stable material for manufacture until it has become hardened by soaking in formalin (5% solution of formaldehyde in water) for a long period. Unfortunately, this causes much distortion so casein plastics are almost always produced by machining stock material such as sheet, rod, tube or buttton blanks (small discs). After machining, casein may be polished either mechanically with abrasives or chemically with a ‘dip polish’.

The material readily takes a surface dye, so coloured items can be quickly made from pale coloured stock items. This was especially important for the button trade which was the principal consumer of casein plastics.

As well as buttons and buckles, casein was also used for knitting pins, fountain pen and propelling pencil barrels, dressing table ware and a host of other items.

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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.
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>Welwitschia is a monotypic gymnosperm genus, comprising solely the distinctive Welwitschia mirabilis. The plant is commonly known simply as welwitschia in English, but the name tree tumbo is also used. It is called kharos or khurub in Nama, tweeblaarkanniedood in Afrikaans, nyanka in Damara, and onyanga in Herero. Welwitschia is the only living genus of the family Welwitschiaceae and order Welwitschiales, in the division Gnetophyta. Informal sources commonly refer to the plant as a "living fossil".[2][3] Welwitschia mirabilis is endemic to the Namib desert within Namibia and Angola.


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>Adansonia is a genus of deciduous trees known as baobabs. They are found in arid regions of Madagascar, mainland Africa, Arabia, and Australia. The generic name honours Michel Adanson, the French naturalist and explorer who described Adansonia digitata.[2]


Looks like a big fuck off mushroom


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>Hydnora africana is an achlorophyllous plant in the family Hydnoraceae, native to southern Africa that is parasitic on the roots of members of the Euphorbiaceae family.[1] The plant grows underground, except for a fleshy flower that emerges above ground and emits an odor of feces to attract its natural pollinators, dung beetles and carrion beetles.[2] The flowers act as temporary traps, retaining the beetles that enter long enough for them to pick up pollen.[3] It is also called jakkalskos or jackal food. The genus name comes from the Greek word hydnon, which translates to "truffle," and the specific epithet africana means to be from Africa.[4]


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Maybe not the exact topic of the thread, but I saw a video /ourguy/ Techplant made about fake seeds which seems appropriate for /cyb/. Guess this says something about people having no connection to nature and no frame of reference with which to judge this sort of thing.


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Exif data is meta data that is saved every time you take a photo. Be it with regular cameras or smartphone cameras. It may work with web cam too but I never tried it before so I don't know.

From what I learned, data saved varies depending on the device and currents settings when the image was taken. My android for instance, only camptures unimportant stuff aside for maybe date. I always have geo location turned off so exif data never contains my location when I take a photo.

Here is a neat article about exif data and how to modify or delete it. https://www.howtogeek.com/203592/what-is-exif-data-and-how-to-remove-it/


pic not actually photo taken by me.


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iirc mspaint doesn't keep exif data, so a trick back in the ol' days was to just resave it with paint.
I'm pretty sure most modern art programs have an option to not save it.
I feel like it should also be mentioned that this only applies to jpeg and a few other files designed for photographs.
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Why is Photoshop bad?


Some people don't like it because photoshop '97 was the original one and every new version is just a little meaningless upgrade from the '97 version.
Some people hate it because it's expensive/because adobe is a shit company.
Some people hate it because it's popular.

Love it or hate it, it's as good as a tool as any other in the market.


Don’t forget that your camera sensor has unique patterns of pixel sensitivity that can allow purely bitmap-based tracking.

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How can you have /cyb/ without an official Terry Davis thread, that's sacrilegious. Terry lives on,and is currently in a "Lithuanian" right now.


Terry lives?


His twitter was hacked




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Surely we'll have more activity!
Pic related is crystals of Bismuth, the heaviest element with a 'stable' radioisotope Bismuth-209 decays with a half life of 1.9*10^19 years, lmao.



I like old educational video clips, that actually were educational.


>Light can be used to activate normal, non-genetically modified neurons through the use of targeted gold nanoparticles. This new method represents a significant technological advance with potential advantages over current optogenetic methods, including possible use in the development of therapeutics.


We should also post in another thread while we are here. The geology, botany, and material science threads could use some love.


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>Astronomers on Wednesday unveiled the first photo of a black hole, one of the star-devouring monsters scattered across the Universe and obscured by impenetrable shields of gravity.
>The image of a dark core with a flame-orange halo of gas and plasma shows a supermassive black hole 50 million lightyears away in a galaxy known as M87, they announced during simultaneous press conferences in Brussels, Shanghai, Tokyo, Washington, Santiago and Taipei.
>Data needed to construct the picture was gathered in April 2017 by the Event Horizon Telescope, a joined-up network of eight radio telescopes spread across the globe.



That's pretty cool.


No it isn't, stop believing Jewish lies.
I don't believe it. The way they did it, and considering who supposedly discovered it, I think it's bullshit. In fact, they may have made up the whole picture, though I reckon it is an actual picture, just not of a "black hole", which don't exist, or if they do exist, our description of them being "holes" in space-time are wrong, obviously, I hope I don't have to explain why that's retarded.


It's not a real photo, it's as close as we can get to a "real" photo but it is actually a bunch of strings of information that where feed to an algorithm that calculated the black hole should look like that.
Aka a glorified artistic representation of a black hole.
You can't take a picture of a black hole because the thing absorbs the light, making it simply impossible to see, it is literally invisible to the human eye.

>"holes" in space-time

That's just speculation, the black hole is just a mass of compressed matter with quite a heavy weight, the weight of the black hole makes it's gravitational pull strong enough to absorb light (which is a radio signal) and any other piece of matter that's around it.


I want to stick my dick in it.


Same, fam.

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>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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The answer may lie in chimpanzees or monkeys as they do not get Alzheimer's.


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China can do it because they do not have the same ethics as we western people do. That's their force. That's why they are doing this, they don't fear the repercussions, if they can experiment on stem cells, embryos or fetus, they have no ethics to wonder if they should do it or not, they will. They do clonage, they test drugs, that's the communist mentality, but is it morally right?
If the moral is to be the winner at some game, let's imitate china and become soulless machines, with AI and cameras, and suicide nests. If the moral is the well being it's gonna be different.
Is this really progress?


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This isn't a good thing. Why are cyberniggers so arrogant? Have you no sense of spirituality?


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What they ommit is that the corpse used to be alive before the transplant


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Since this is the closest thing to a /sci/ board that we have, and biopunk is related to cyberpunk I figured I would post this here. This thread is all about genetically modified horse waifus for domestic ownership. What would be the major technological challenges? How close is current technology? What would you want in your bio-engineered waifu?
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The earlier generations would probably be like fluffies.


>blood sports with fluffies get accepted at the Olympics


Use them for antibody production or something.



manegele little humanpony

genetics is magic.

base: human dna, edited with pony dna and cat dna (mlp ponies have cat lije features)

i don't think actual hooves would be apropriate, but very stronhly modified paws. those would look more like mlp pony hooves and could still allow for object manipulation.

wings and horns would be mostly useless.

the colors are going to be complicated, especialy blue hues.


What shall come first—the fluffy, or the yukkuri?

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Surely we'll have more activity!
Pic related is crystals of Bismuth, the heaviest element with a 'stable' radioisotope Bismuth-209 decays with a half life of 1.9*10^19 years, lmao.


I'm retarded and deleting on mobile is impossible.


I feel you, m8.

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>Google's decision to suspend Huawei's use of some parts of the Android operating system will send shockwaves through the smartphone market. Huawei is the second biggest smartphone maker but relies on the Android operating system, which is effectively run by Google, as the engine of its devices. Google will block Huawei's use of Android updates, apart from those made available in the open-source version of the operating system, according to Reuters.

>In a statement Huawei said: "Huawei has made substantial contributions to the development and growth of Android around the world. As one of Android's key global partners, we have worked closely with their open-source platform to develop an ecosystem that has benefited both users and the industry.

>"We will continue to build a safe and sustainable software ecosystem, in order to provide the best experience for all users globally," it said.

>Google's move comes after the US Department of Commerce last week added Huawei to its 'Entity List' because the department said it had information that led it to conclude that Huawei is engaged in activities that are contrary to US national security or foreign policy interest. US companies cannot transfer technology to a company on that list without a licence from the US government.

>At the time, Huawei said the move would do significant economic harm to the American companies with which Huawei does business, affect tens of thousands of American jobs, "and disrupt the current collaboration and mutual trust that exist on the global supply chain".

>Google has said that for current Huawei users nothing changes yet. "We assure you while we are complying with all US gov't requirements, services like Google Play & security from Google Play Protect will keep functioning on your existing Huawei device," it said.

>Huawei has said that it will continue to provide security updates and after-sales services to all existing Huawei and Honor smartphone and tablet products, covering those have been sold or still in stock globally.
>However, it's unclear whether, when future versions of Android arrive, it will be possible to upgrade your Huawei smartphone.

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>When security researchers disclosed a series of major vulnerabilities impacting Intel processors back in January 2018, it was clear that “Meltdown” and “Spectre” were indeed serious — and wouldn’t be the only exploits of multi-threading chips. Now a new Intel chip vulnerability nicknamed “ZombieLoad” has been revealed to the public, and though it’s already being patched by three major operating system makers, there’s some bad news: full protection could reduce your CPU’s performance by up to 40%.
>Referred to by the more technical name “Microarchitectural Data Sampling,” the ZombieLoad exploit enables an attacker to access privileged data across trust boundaries. In a cloud hosting environment, it could enable one virtual machine to improperly access information from another; researchers also showed that it could be used for app surveillance and password acquisition. The vulnerability broadly impacts operating systems that run on Intel chips, including Android, Chrome, Linux, macOS, and Windows.

>In a just-published support document, Apple suggests that full ZombieLoad mitigation will require Intel chip users to disable Intel’s hyper-threading processing feature — a major selling point of the chipmaker’s CPUs. During testing this month, Apple says that it found “as much as a 40 percent reduction in performance with tests that include multithreaded workloads and public benchmarks,” though actual performance impacts will vary between machines.

>An Intel page discussing the vulnerabilities downplays the performance impacts, suggesting that the performance impact is small: up to 3% without disabling hyper-threading, and up to 8-9% with hyper-threading disabled, though included charts show tinier changes using the latest, high-end Intel Core i9-9900K processors.

>Intel underscores that disabling hyper-threading isn’t really necessary for some users: consequently, unless it’s necessary for a given customer’s workloads and security environment, it says that it’s “not recommending that Intel HT be disabled, and it’s important to understand that doing so does not alone provide protection against MDS.”



You know, all I can think about during the waves of Intel exploits is two things:
One, the stock bumps AMD gets every time,
Two, just how many vulnerabilities AMD has that haven't been brought to light.


That is true. But it could be the reason Intel was ahead in the speed race, they cut corners and it has come back and bit them now.
>hoping my switch to AMD don't come back and bite me later on

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Scientists have found a way to transform brain signals into spoken words and sentences, providing new hope to those who have lost their speech due to stroke, throat cancer, ALS or Parkinson’s disease.


Interesting. Could it be used for telepathy?


If they can get music to play or images a new Avenue for creative freedom opens up.

Directly from the brain entrainment.
The skill needed would go down though.

When this gets more advanced. People will need to learn to think without thinking to overthrow corrupt governments.

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>The gut–brain axis is the biochemical signaling that takes place between the gastrointestinal tract (GI tract) and the central nervous system (CNS).[1] The term "gut–brain axis" is occasionally used to refer to the role of the gut flora in the interplay as well, whereas the term "microbiome–gut–brain axis" explicitly includes the role of gut flora in the biochemical signaling events that take place between the GI tract and CNS.[1][2][3]

So the types of microbes in your gut can affect your brain. Does anyone know of any nootropic strains of probiotics?


No idea about what kind of microbes would be the best. I remember something about there being enough neurons lining the gut to give gut feelings.


>I remember something about there being enough neurons lining the gut to give gut feelings.
Do you have source on that? It's not that I don't believe you, but that sounds like an interesting read.


Just looked it up and I'm mistaken about being solely responsible for 'gut feelings' more of a cross and interaction of nervous systems.
So the digestive system neurons are roughly the total amount in 2/3rds of a cat.
Not even including the microbial biome interaction. Some of the bacteria and stuff also produce enzymes and neurotransmitters and aid in the breakdown of food.
Also the microbial gene expression and population changes very fast.

It looks like proper gut biome at the start (vaginal seeding and breast feeding) (not destroying it all with anti-bacterial medication) reduces the chance of obesity, and allergies.

Just from a quick search, but it looks like most researchers onky have a rough idea on what is going on with specific strains of bacteria.
The best guess is maximize different foods and eat fermented foods.

>In before eating pussy and ass a day cures obesity and allergies. (Fecal transplants Do work though.) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fecal_bacteriotherapy

(People also can do it themselves apparently…)(Saline solution and poo in a reverse enema)


I wonder how the microbiome of a genius compares to the microbiome of the average person.

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What are some cryptos worth investing in?


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You wanna invest in CPCs or Celestial Ponut Coins

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