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  1. M

    Any one else here obsessed with physics

    Yes, I asked because I wanted to know if there is a technical name for the phenomenon, since I somewhat doubted “pressure cooker rice effect” would be the real name. I’m not that good at reading social cues but I think I should shut up. Thank you for your time!
  2. M

    How can I get a date in my situation?

    What you are saying is right, literally. Except you are referencing two separate cases (non elites in Egypt and elites in Europe), to refute two separate parts of what I said. It is partly my fault since I was too vague. I don’t know if the culture of ancient Egypt is relevant to discussing...
  3. M

    Any one else here obsessed with physics

    Wow this is fascinating. I need to see this in action. Is this mechanism used in other things (the suddenly opening the pressure cooker)?
  4. M

    Comment by 'Ms Muffinz' in 'Hyperfocus on arguments, math as a coping tool'

    @Nervous Rex To give an idea of the crash course nature of this year, a year ago I was reviewing what the square root sign means, and how to add fractions. And now I am taking linear algebra, real analysis, and calculus covering up to multivariate calculus (all mandatory classes). We went...
  5. M

    Comment by 'Ms Muffinz' in 'Hyperfocus on arguments, math as a coping tool'

    What your favorite kind of math? And how can one perform better on exams? I’m in the awkward phase of trying not to suck. I started learning math last year for the first time in 15 years, and am currently doing an undergraduate degree. During covid, I was encouraged by some people in higher...
  6. M

    How should we deal with PUBLIC AUTISTIC MELTDOWNS?

    I’ve never had a full blown meltdown before. I think I have less stress compared to most on the spectrum. But the couple of times I’ve come near to the point, involved uncertainty, having to deal with a (perceived) stupid person, or lots of noise and too many people. When I perceive somebody...
  7. M

    How can I get a date in my situation?

    My point is that the modern “get to know” step automatically includes sex, unless you are both from a strict religion and make it explicit in the beginning. And it’s a tiny majority of people that abstain from sex. People used to get married without this extra sex step — they will get to know...
  8. M

    Any one else here obsessed with physics

    So to make the pop infinitely "stronger", we need to make the steam coming outside infinitely stronger, and change the shell material so that it can withstand as much pressure as possible.. but if we do that, it will never pop, so there has to be a limit at some point. at that point, the pop...
  9. M

    Any one else here obsessed with physics

    So the popping is really only because of the shell? So as long as the shell is airtight, and weak enough that it can succumb to the steam coming from the inside, then anything would pop?
  10. M

    Any one else here obsessed with physics

    Ok I'm sorry for infodumping but I'm getting interested, thanks to your thread. Quote from the page here: What is a black hole – mathematically? "One of the reasons why black holes are so important in our understanding of general relativity is because of their simplicity – because they are...
  11. M

    Any one else here obsessed with physics

    I am speculating that once I know enough math to understand blackholes through symbols and equations and inequalities, then it will be tangible enough for me to be interested in it. In one sense math is abstract, but in another it makes things tangible. I feel I have grabbed that thing by the...
  12. M

    Any one else here obsessed with physics

    Wait a second, now that you mention it, why does popcorn pop? Why does heating up corn kernels make it pop, but why doesn't it do it to water or potatoes? That's really interesting. Thank you!
  13. M

    yes! Now nobody will know I am obsessed with this site:joycat:

    yes! Now nobody will know I am obsessed with this site:joycat:
  14. M

    Ohh I see... hopefully I'm the only one that sees myself!

    Ohh I see... hopefully I'm the only one that sees myself!
  15. M

    Hyperfocus

    I don’t know if what I am doing is hyperfocus or just “normal” focus. How do you tell? Hours will go by, when to me it only feels like a couple of minutes when I am focused on something. But I thought this was something non-autistic people experience too. It happens to me when I am on a forum...
  16. M

    Is there a way to turn off online status? I turned it off in the privacy section, but it's...

    Is there a way to turn off online status? I turned it off in the privacy section, but it's still public.
  17. Newbie thoughts

    Hyperfocus on arguments, math as a coping tool

    To me, the word “argument” does not carry a negative connotation. To me, it refers to “a statement, reason, or fact for or against a point”. I think of it as a mathematical statement that can be proved or disproved. I have less interest for something that cannot be proved or disproved, like a...
  18. M

    How can I get a date in my situation?

    So you’ve cited two examples, one a technology, and another an innovation in farming. Does g apply to sex, marriage, intimacy? An abstract statement about the cosmos, or capital N Nature, is not convincing to me. For example, premarital cohabitation is associated with greater odds of divorce...
  19. M

    How can I get a date in my situation?

    I’m still don’t understand why dating is necessary. Maybe I can make a thread about this. Why do people date? And as a disclaimer, I’m not claiming to be an expert on any of these topics. In fact I am completely ignorant and posting this in hopes of learning and starting a conversation. If one...
  20. M

    How can I get a date in my situation?

    I hope you don’t take this the wrong way, but I’ve already stated all the things you point out. I’m coming from a place of ignorance (which I’ve stated explicitly). I literally wrote that my thinking comes from logical reasoning, and that I acknowledge the axioms may be wrong. My thinking is...
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