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Post by Brian Peacock » Sat Sep 04, 2021 1:24 pm

rainbow wrote:
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The rate of growth in the number of computer chips being produced is set to exceed the total energy capacity of the world by 2045.
:prof: Not exponential but a sigmoidal growth curve. :prof:
Is that in absolute terms or normalised?
It depends on whether one is computing hypergeometric functions using a Fourier Transform of the generalized logistic growth curve.
Of course. :tea:
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Post by rainbow » Sat Sep 04, 2021 2:42 pm

Brian Peacock wrote:
Sat Sep 04, 2021 1:24 pm
rainbow wrote:
Brian Peacock wrote:
Sat Sep 04, 2021 12:26 pm
rainbow wrote:
Brian Peacock wrote:
Sat Sep 04, 2021 9:32 am
The rate of growth in the number of computer chips being produced is set to exceed the total energy capacity of the world by 2045.
:prof: Not exponential but a sigmoidal growth curve. :prof:
Is that in absolute terms or normalised?
It depends on whether one is computing hypergeometric functions using a Fourier Transform of the generalized logistic growth curve.
Of course. :tea:
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Post by rainbow » Sat Sep 04, 2021 2:47 pm

Naturally the illustrated y-axis could refer to computer chips, or to covid cases, or people misusing the term "exponential".
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Post by JimC » Sat Sep 04, 2021 9:24 pm

Let's just call it the why axis...
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Post by rainbow » Sun Sep 05, 2021 9:28 am

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Let's just call it the why axis...
...because ze zee goes into anozzer dimention, ja?
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Faithfree wrote:
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Millipedes - no longer false advertising.
https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/202 ... /100696324
And carnivorous, they think, not like the humble little detritus feeders of today...
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Post by rainbow » Mon Jan 10, 2022 11:38 am

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Nails were used as currency in medieval times
The most valuable were the ones used to fix Our Lord Jesus Christ to the cross. There were enough of them to hold together the ships of entire navies. Only the foreskins of said Lord were more valuable. That was on account of their rarity. There were never more than a few hundred circulating in the economy.
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Post by Brian Peacock » Mon Jan 10, 2022 5:01 pm

I think there's enough finger bones of John the Baptist for an entire typing pool.

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Post by rainbow » Mon Jan 10, 2022 7:48 pm

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Post by Svartalf » Tue Jan 11, 2022 4:39 am

surely you mean it the other way around...
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Post by rainbow » Tue Jan 11, 2022 3:18 pm

Svartalf wrote:
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surely you mean it the other way around...
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