[Multiculturalism] VIPsaurus [Timeless Classic] (366)

1 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

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317 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

Would you like to get familiar with this feeling?

318 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

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319 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

Do you consider yourself a feminist, a cultural Marxist, or a social justice warrior? Also, what is your opinion on people and dinosaurs who do?

320 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

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321 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

Do you often use the buzz words "buzz words" and "empty insults" to deflect questions which make you uncomfortable?

322 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

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323 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

what are you doing for VIPmas, VIPsaurus?

324 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

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325 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

What is the thing that you do every night?

326 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

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327 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

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328 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

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329 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

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330 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

I didn't say anyting! What do you want from me?

331 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

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332 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

No rice, no life?

334 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

What do you get when you mix blue and orange?

335 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

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336 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

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337 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

How many tennis balls can fit in my mouth?

338 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

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339 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

How do I apolojuice?

340 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

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341 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

Flag on the moon... How did it get there?

342 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

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343 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

Are you a recording?

344 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

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345 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

Am I gay?

346 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

>>345
You bet your ass (that I will soon be pounding) you are.

347 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

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348 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

How does one resist the ravages?

349 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

Why must order exist?

351 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

>>350 I disagree. Order does exist, by pure chance.

It is quite fascinating. Consider Langdon's Ant: From very simple strict rules, chaos and unpredictability emerges. There are other examples as well, such as Go, or computers.

And from pure chaos, order emerges. After thousands of steps, the ant will cut orderly diagonal paths through the chaos. There are other examples as well, such as with any randomly shuffled deck of cards, there will inevitably be a surprising number of cards in ascending and descending order.

The question what was first doesn't even matter: Chaos and order beget each other, and each exists only within the other.

That said: You should clean up your room.

352 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

>>351
The distinction between chaos and order is all in your head. You see chaos arising from order and order arising from chaos because they're the same fucking thing, and your brain just switches back and forth in trying to interpret it.


In which direction is the dancer spinning, clockwise or anticlockwise?

353 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

As it happens I actually study chaos theory (amongst other things) in meatspace, and I can confirm that, as the words are used colloquially, the distinction between order and chaos is pretty meaningless. If you mean chaos as in systems that are chaotic in the mathematical sense, and order as in any other system, then I suppose it's a valid distinction, but even then there's weird borderline cases like transient chaos - not to mention all the wacky shenanigans that happen on the boundary between laminar and turbulent flow. Chaos is great fun though; it's nothing to be scared of. Well, actually, maybe you should be a little bit scared. But only a little bit.

354 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

>chaotic in the mathematical sense

Could you expand on that some more?

355 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

>>354
Yes, yes I could! Though there's still some disagreement on finer points, the definition I've heard given is:

"Chaos is aperiodic long-term behaviour in a deterministic system that exhibits sensitive dependence on initial conditions."

Aperiodic means that the system never gets back to where it started (e.g. an undamped pendulum, after swinging away and back again, ends up where it started, so it's not aperiodic) or just doesn't change (e.g. a pendulum hanging vertically, not swinging, is similarly not aperiodic). A deterministic system is one that completely obeys a set of well defined rules, with no randomness involved. Sensitive dependence on initial conditions means that if the same system starts from two slightly different states, they get exponentially more different as time goes on. You can measure this with what's called Lyapunov exponents.

Chaotic systems are famous for being extremely unpredictable (thanks to the sensitive dependence on initial conditions) without involving any actual random processes (because they're deterministic), which is pretty crazy when you think about it. It's also important to make clear that despite both being unpredictable, chaos is very different from randomness. Chaos isn't purely mathematical either; it shows up in many real systems, such as the weather, stock markets, animal populations, electrical signals, orbits in space, and heart fibrillation.

Though I'm not much of a programmer (I can just about fumble my way through Python and MATLAB and that's it) I know that some of the people reading this will be, so here's a little project that'll give you some idea what chaos is like. The following equation (known as the logistic map):

xn+1 = rxn(1 - xn)

is used as a simple model for animal populations, where xn is the population (expressed as a dimensionless quantity between 0 and 1) at the nth generation, and r is the replacement rate; a parameter which roughly corresponds to how fast/well the animal breeds. For r < 1, the population always goes extinct, which isn't very interesting.

Using a computer program, try investigating the long term (after a few hundred generations) behaviour of the system for different values of r. In particular, look at what happens for 1 < r < 3, then for 3 < r < 3.5, then for 3.5 < r < 3.57, and, finally, for 3.57 < r. To get a better idea what's going on, run the above system for many values of r between 1 and 4. Discard the first few hundred generations (while the system's still settling down to its long-term behaviour) and plot the next few hundred values of xn on a plot of r against x. It doesn't matter what value of x you start with, so long as it's between 0 and 1. You should find that interesting things happen at r = 3, 3.5, ..., 3.57, and, perhaps, other values above 3.57.

For bonus can't-just-google-the-answer points, try repeating the above plot for:

xn+1 = rsinπxn

If you want to know more about chaos from a non-mathematical perspective, you should read Chaos: Making a New Science by Gleick, or Deep Simplicty by Gribbin. For those of you who aren't afraid of a little calculus, I highly recommend Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos by Strogatz. If you can do multivariable calculus and Taylor series, that's about all of the assumed knowledge you need.

356 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

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357 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

>>355
Thanks for the intro, Chaos-explaining-senpai. Very interesting stuff - I think I'll check out those references.

358 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

How do you feel about chaos taking over your thread?

359 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

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360 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

Do you have despair in your heart?

361 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

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362 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

Song who?

363 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

Where are the Snowdens of yesteryear?

364 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

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365 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

Are you daft?

366 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

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