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Re: Flickering Star = Alien Megastructure?
« Reply #15 on: January 16, 2016, 05:10:59 pm »
you guys are weird with your conventional logic. i'm on shy's side, if slightly.i come from the humanities and i'm working as a translator interpreter. at least i'm staying in my large field. also, envious of shy, because even though i can read spanish (all the way to XIIIth century spanish), all i can sorta speak is catalan.

but yeah, if you involve me and numbers, i'll just break logic and make me banned in a casino with my luck.
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Re: Flickering Star = Alien Megastructure?
« Reply #16 on: January 16, 2016, 05:25:16 pm »
you guys are weird with your conventional logic. i'm on shy's side, if slightly.i come from the humanities and i'm working as a translator interpreter. at least i'm staying in my large field. also, envious of shy, because even though i can read spanish (all the way to XIIIth century spanish), all i can sorta speak is catalan.

but yeah, if you involve me and numbers, i'll just break logic and make me banned in a casino with my luck.

Yeah, understanding a language and using a language are two totally different things, something I quickly learnt the hard way with Spanish. Going in, I was already able to understand a good deal of Spanish, but my speaking was atrocious. Even going in with considerably less knowledge of French, I found it much easier. Also, after Spanish, Portuguese was a bit of a mindfuck.
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Re: Flickering Star = Alien Megastructure?
« Reply #17 on: January 16, 2016, 05:35:40 pm »
...Except that in real life scenarios answer might be something that is not one of our theories. The scientists have obviously tried to make a comprehensive list of all possibilities but unless you count "none of the above" as an theory then all the theories might be false.

...And "none of the above" is not really an explanation.

I'm not sure how you're using the terms "theory", "possibility", and "explanation"; without more rigorous definitions we can't delve into the meat of your claim.

If I made two dichotomous claims as possibilities, though (say, "This phenomenon is caused by aliens" and "This phenomenon is not caused by aliens"), then one has to be true and the other has to be false. Finding evidence against the positive claim lends weight to the null claim being true.
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Re: Flickering Star = Alien Megastructure?
« Reply #18 on: January 16, 2016, 08:28:10 pm »
If comp sci didn't pay better, I'd be a math major.

My own experiences as a code-monkey were less than stellar, but I never had the opportunity to actually work for a major company where things would probably have been a lot nicer. I like programming, but I didn't love everything else that came with the job, though it was a hell of a lot better than tech support. After shitty job number three, I went back to college for a degree in Math and somehow wound up with a Bachelor's in Romance Languages, a grad degree in Language Education, and a job teaching French and Spanish. There's probably a moral to this story somewhere, but fuck if I know where it is.

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Re: Flickering Star = Alien Megastructure?
« Reply #19 on: January 17, 2016, 03:17:50 pm »
If comp sci didn't pay better, I'd be a math major.

I've always been good at math. The last math course that I had was calculus in 9th grade. It was dual enrollment, so I never had to take any college level math. Can still do trig in my head for the most part. People have told me that I should do it as a career, but the problem is it bores me. Law is far more entertaining.
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Re: Flickering Star = Alien Megastructure?
« Reply #20 on: January 17, 2016, 05:30:04 pm »
In fairness to the warmongers, no prey species has ever reached the top of the food chain. On the other hand, if an intelligent species has reached the point that Dyson spheres and interstellar travel are possibilities, they've probably reached the point that violence is no longer their go-to solution to everything.
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Re: Flickering Star = Alien Megastructure?
« Reply #21 on: January 17, 2016, 10:30:59 pm »
In fairness to the warmongers, no prey species has ever reached the top of the food chain.
Isn't that a tautology?
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Re: Flickering Star = Alien Megastructure?
« Reply #22 on: January 18, 2016, 02:33:55 am »
In fairness to the warmongers, no prey species has ever reached the top of the food chain.
Isn't that a tautology?
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Re: Flickering Star = Alien Megastructure?
« Reply #23 on: January 21, 2016, 12:46:14 am »
Hopefully it ain't War World.

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