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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by SirRumpole, Apr 27, 2016.

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  1. SirRumpole

    SirRumpole Well-Known Member

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    CanOz Every day above ground is a stellar day!

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    What does "General Chat" mean ?

    Maybe we should get rid of the Gay Marriage and other unworthy threads too ?

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    Knobby22 Mmmmmm 2nd breakfast

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    Good idea though. We have some very strange threads in the General area, on religion and other subjects.

    Anyone watch Catalyst last night?
    It appears the main way to stop short sightedness is bright sunshine!
     
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    I wish we knew that 60 years ago , I've been very myopic all my life.
     
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    CanOz Every day above ground is a stellar day!

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    I was just suggesting that maybe you could CONTRIBUTE to the main purpose of the forum? Or do you hunt out trading and investing forums to pester the f*** out of the Liberals?:D
     
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    Damn, you found me out !

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    Much as I come here for share trading discussions, and much as I value ASF as the focal point for everything related to the stockmarket, I reckon a Science thread is a wonderful idea.
    If the Lib-Nats are as anti-Science as they are anti-Gay and anti-so-much-else, then it's about time the f*** got pestered out of them and they left this thread to those who prefer a positive discussion of scientific topics..
     
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    Excellent idea for a thread. Probably a bit broad but hopefully an interesting an constructive addition to ASF. Makes me think.
    Cheers
     
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    I think science is a very important topic for investors.

    I think the best investors often have a very broad based interest in gaining knowledge in all areas, including science.

    A couple of years ago I was asked by a young friend of the family what he should study to become a good investor, I said everything, eg you need to have good English and maths skills, and a good understanding of science, geography, history, business and offcourse a deep understanding of capital markets and various types of securities etc.

    I certainly don't think a thread on science is out of place in an investment forum general chat.
     
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    A good understanding of human nature and psychology helps too.
     
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    Computer science has remade the world and is continuing to... QUB's port automation; look at the struggle of the MUA just to keep the jobs they have as we speak. As this unfolds into broader logistics, we're already well down the path, the demand for labour will plummet The interstate truck drivers days are numbered.

    A modern computerised rotary dairy is a model of sublime production. Herd health analysis, production per cow all integrated into broader farm management.

    The French Submarine announcement... designed to be nuclear powered, ours will be diesel/electric, 30 year build programme. South Australia has its current Royal Commission into the Nuclear Fuel Cycle. A lot could change in thirty years.

    The next 'Australian of the Year' is likely to believe we evolved from aliens...

    Give us the Gonski reforms or give us intellectual obscurity.

    And mind you there's a 'bob' in a 'Meth Lab' for the gamers.

    Science so much for everyone.
     
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    lol, Dawkins sums it up in 3 seconds

     
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    If Heston Blumenthal has turned cookery into a science, why not?

    Good idea for a thread me thinks as the arts of science permeates all aspect of our lives including stock/trading.

    HFT algo's, T/A s/ware and the whole host of tools we have at our disposal being made available thanks to the science of numbers and such.
     
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    All you need to now about science...

     
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    Of particular interest is the: Rise of the machines/Digital Disruption.

    Our lives will be very different before we know it thanks to "autobots". I'd never thought I'd live to see the day of driverless cars but there ya go.

    Where to after the robot vacuum cleaner and home automation?

    Just a taste: http://www.engadget.com/2016/04/26/hover-camera-drone-zero-zero-robotics/

    [video]https://youtu.be/TCWbIrE5bmI[/video]
     
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    Public confidence is the key to more automation.

    I would quite happily have an automated vacuum cleaner, but I'd be less happy about automated taxis or public transport where there was no human able to take over in case of a program glitch.

    Of course there is also a place for computers taking over when the human driver has gone to sleep.
     
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    Yeah. Confidence and TRUST. Two big factors me thinks.
     
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