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SpaceX double header

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SpaceX Falcon 9 BulgariaSat launch in four hours, followed by a 10x Iridium launch from Vandenberg on the weekend.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8mLi-rRTh8
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A few questions

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So a few friends and I discussed some topics and couldn't really come to an agreement on some of the things we said. You guys are probably smarter than all of us, so I wanted to hear what you guys have to say.

1. Can a hole be removed?
2. If two people (one on each side of the Earth) dig a hole towards each other through the earth (two holes) and then end up meeting in the middle, are there still two holes? Or is it one hole?
3. Does a Ring Torus have a hole?
4. If you have a hole, but then take away material to the edge, is it still a hole? Or is it a notch? Did you remove the hole, or did you just "change" its properties? (pic related, when you have a crack in a cymbal, you can cut around it to the edge to solve the issue.)
5. Does a tube have one hole or two holes?

Humorous/Obscure Textbooks

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What are some humorous/obscure textbooks that /sci/ knows of? Here's mine.
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sup nerds
im not a very scientific guy, im having this argument with a friend about cancer and these two stats kept popping up.
>Approximately 39.6% of men and women will be diagnosed with cancer at some point during their lifetimes (based on 2010-2012 data).
>The number of new cases of cancer (cancer incidence) is 454.8 per 100,000 men and women per year (based on 2008-2012 cases).

they are literally on the same website. https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/understanding/statistics

how do these two add up? how can i have not even a 0.5% chance every year to get cancer, but then suddenly i have a 40% chance to get cancer over my entire life?

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I know this may sound weird but here we go.
Lately I needed to write a presentation in physics, when I started diging into wikipedia and learning about quarks and quantum mechanics, I got really intrested.
I also enjoyed watching vsauce and channels related to science.
does abybody have any recommendations regarding books/other media like videos about phsics, chemistry, astrophysics, biology, technology, medecine etc...?
I really do enjoy these topics so any help would be appreaciated.
btw sorry for my bad english im from germany.

Fusion Meme Getting BTFO

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>Lockheed compact fusion reactor design about 100 times larger than first plans
http://www.nextbigfuture.com/2017/05/lockheed-compact-fusion-reactor-design-about-100-times-larger-than-first-plans.html#more-132913

Holy shit.
Is fusion finished at this point?
There's literally 0% chance that it will ever be cheaper than fission, let alone other power sources.

Should we divert all energy research funds to new fission ideas like molten salt reactors instead?
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What was our consensus on free will again?
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What's the likelihood of humans being wiped out in a catastrophe caused by computers?

I've heard that computer-related apocalypses are mostly pop-sci, how true is that though? Surely they'd have all the computers that are controlling systems that can end human lives isolated from the Internet and unhackable right?

Titles of humanity

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Hey. TOT
Ok so
>let's just say I recently studied code
>I got this problem that if let's start from the beginning
>all of humanity, that is based in a computer coded version of itself that is consequently becoming self aware
> I'm a worker that performs at this company that got asked that question
>I'm a loser and I want to answer this question because it promises at least another +2 in life as a whole so then it's possible for CEO money and bitches
>step one: decipher this shit
>step two: answer it
>apply solution
>Wait 5 years
>during that time rediscover
Then put that back into the fabric of the code itself?
>What the fuck should I base all of this on as far as a coding language goes?
>2spooky4me
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