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Cake day: Mar 25, 2021


Yeah, sorry… Eliminative materialism is the belief that subjective experiences like consciousness can’t possibly be defined or explained because they simply don’t exist. According to this, they are just an illusion. As extreme and counter-intuitive as this may sound, it is a plausible explanation for the phenomenon of ego death, which I have experienced myself (in the medical, non-spiritual, drug-induced sense, an extreme form of depersonalization), and would under this school of thought simply entail a temporary malfunction of the mechanisms sustaining this illusion.

Since eliminative materialists deny that consciousness can be defined at all, this meme implies that they feel contempt and frustration towards repeatedly failed attempts to do so.

No, they are acting in self interest. Just like everyone else. Every player is incentivized to join the strongest player if they can.

Basically, RISCV itself is open source, but it’s just a specification. Actual processor designs implementing it are usually not open source.

Theoretically current RISCV boards are not fully open since the processor itself is not. That might or might not matter to you, but you can always use an FPGA board. Anyway, hmu for anything, it’s nice to help with projects as a community :)

NIH funded a project to manipulate coronaviruses in Wuhan so they would be able to infect humans
According to the document: * The project involved, among other tasks, performing gain-of-function on bat coronavirus SARSr-CoV WIV1, with the aim of studying its potential ability to infect humans. * The researchers believed regulations on gain-of-function research did not apply in this case, since the original virus did not affect humans, despite the desired product virus being able to do so. * Their risk assessment does not include the possibility of the newly created virus accidentally infecting workers or human research subjects. * The resulting viruses were to be tested on both human tissues and modified mice with human ACE2 enzyme. * Human subjects from "high-risk areas" were involved on-site for non-experimental purposes. * These experiments were performed within facilities of the Wuhan Institute of Virology. * The phase of the project wherein these experiments were first mentioned started on June 2019. Additionally, [this](https://www.nih.gov/sites/default/files/institutes/foia/1R01AI110964-year-1-tranche-01.pdf) adds: * The entire project started in June 2014 and initially involved collecting virus samples from different sources, including the wildlife market in Wuhan.

If I find bugs that affect me or want to add features, I can tackle that myself and send them the patches. I’ve already done this to great extent with LibreOffice and Avogadro 2, plus some small contributions to other programs.

Think of dark humor as a risk-benefit thing. Not all dark humor is equally risky, some jokes are harmless, while others can really hurt people out there. You can ruin someone’s day so easily. I hope this doesn’t discourage you from posting though, just please be nicer to your peers here :)

I know a few friends that unfortunately suffered this. They are now in very bad mental health and have issues with intimacy, socializing and whatnot. I’d say this post is distasteful at best…

cross-posted from: https://lemmygrad.ml/post/379379 > ![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/ff5ccacd-9a78-436d-93a8-01c4ab0f4abe.jpeg) > > ![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/5e91f167-5cfe-41dc-8cc8-1803e338beb2.png) > > [CDC 2019](https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr70/nvsr70-19.pdf) > > ![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/fc797c37-202f-4670-b69d-5c2841fde4e3.png) > > [CDC 2021](https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/vsrr/vsrr023.pdf)

No worries, at this stage it’s mostly CAD designs that are slowing me down…

Well, I hope to finish it as soon as possible. Unfortunately I’ve made very little progress this summer… My goal it synthesize proteins and DNA, which would make research much cheaper.

USSR citizens ate about as much as Americans, but had a more nutritious diet due to consuming less calories, fat, etc.
The original CIA document link does not work/content was removed, but fortunately the document is archived.

Martin Luther King, Jr. criticized capitalism, stating he did not believe in it and wanted to change the system
All the quotes in the article are taken from book "My Song: A Memoir of Art, Race, and Defiance" by Harry Belafonte, which can be purchased [here](https://www.amazon.com/My-Song-Memoir-Race-Defiance/dp/0307473422). “Suddenly, Martin lost his temper. ‘I don’t need to hear from you, Andy,’ he said. ‘I’ve heard enough from you. You’re a capitalist, and I’m not. And so we don’t see eye to eye—on this and a lot of other stuff.’ “The tension peaked. ‘The trouble,’ Martin went on, ‘is that we live in a failed system. Capitalism does not permit an even flow of economic resources. With this system, a small privileged few are rich beyond conscience and almost all others are doomed to be poor at some level…That’s the way the system works. And since we know that the system will not change the rules, we’re going to have to change the system.’ “At heart, Martin was a socialist and a revolutionary thinker. He spoke not just in anger, but in anguish. His voice dropped to a more reflective tone as he continued. ‘We fought hard and long, and I have never doubted that we would prevail in this struggle. Already our rewards have begun to reveal themselves. Desegregation…the Voting Rights Act…’ He paused. ‘But what deeply troubles me now is that for all the steps we’ve taken toward integration, I’ve come to believe that we are integrating into a burning house.’

The CIA feared the USSR could reach communism because they were reducing hours at the workday.
cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/430091 > Starting in 1956, the USSR begun reducing the total hours of labor, which had a deadline to meet by 1968. If this plan was successful, hours of labor would have went from 48 hours a week, to 30 hours a week, and the minimum wage would have went from 250 to more than 600 rubles. > > In 1961, the CIA was worried as how the USSR could be reducing the workday, without reducing its efforts in the cold war. > > CIA originally believed that if the USSR reduced work hours, then it would be harder for the USSR to maintain their defense. However, what they found was that USSR was able to solve many problems by reducing the hours worked. They were able to tap into a large reserve of labor. > > ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/c0aad83d-7dce-42aa-9628-d8537b09034e.png) > > The soviets forcing managers to reduce labor time in return led to higher automation, introduction of new technology, and more advanced production measures. Increasing output in light and heavy industry was achieved by increasing employment. > > Reduction of labor hours in the USSR actually did what Marx predicted it would in volume 1 of capital. The density of the workday could be increased by reducing the workday. You could produce more by working less. The USSR proved Marx theory to be true. > > ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/67291f25-4b1a-4bf1-b97e-917aa408f92e.png)

The other day I saw a comment making some claim and linking to a CIA report that confirmed it. I thought it would be really cool if we had some sort of repository with sources we find interesting, so here it is!

Yeah, although I’ve realized I enjoy the meal more if I don’t.

Made me laugh, nice. But as I said before, this unhealthy friction between instances is pointless.

At least they have a rule against attacking other users, which we seem to lack…

Cool! It’s nice to have our own meme formats here on Lemmy!

“A few weeks after we met, we realized that we had to write a joint paper because the combination of our last names, in the usual alphabetical order, is remarkably obscene.”


Basically a lab-on-chip, that is, a relatively small device that can automate some laboratory tasks. Most LoCs are special purpose (e.g. pharmacy pregnancy tests or COVID tests); my goal is to design one that can automate a wide variety of tasks and is cheap and Open Source.

I’ve been working to create an Open Source solid-state molecular biology lab, everyone can help
cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/364981 > I've spent 1-2 years designing everything, even bought many parts to start building and written some code. But I realize that a project like this can't be successful without a community. > > I'll be brief here: such a device would help bring many of the coming medical advances to the masses, even to people that can't afford them, as well as make research cheaper for non-corporate-backed groups. > > If you think this is important, I could share what's been done and we could discuss ideas, get organized, find people with skills that would like to help, etc.

Not sure… By the little research I’ve done, all of them would require a lot of infrastructure to actually completely replace the current networks, but I think we should do more research on it. I’ll PM you

Well, I’m working on a GSoC project right now, but I can surely help out! I think I’ll join the Redecentralize chat and ask about ways to help.

As always, nice discussion and interesting info on a variety of subjects from sorting by new, especially coming from lemmy.ml, plus a small dose of lemmygrad for my political needs (although genzedong is sometimes too based even for myself…).