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(A follow up of my previous post)
How cool it is when a sci-fi novel's prediction comes true? (Or almost true)
One such example is a 'DYSON SPHERE' , it is an hypothetical structure that engirdles a star and absorbs its energy.
/A lame analogy - An advanced civilization builds trillions of space drone with high efficiency solar panels that flies and surrounds a star. Absorbs its energy and returns every time they need to recharge /
This structure was first described in a sci-fi novel 'Star Maker' (1937) written by Olaf Stapledon. Years later a young Freeman John Dyson reads this book, who later became a Theoretical physicist. One of his work includes a thought experiment that theorizes the existence of a megastructure analogous to the one in Star Maker novel. (He even published a proper research paper backing his theory)
Fast forward to 2015, Kepler Space Telescope noticed unusual light fluctuations in KIC 8462852 star. This unusual light pattern from the star is unexplainable till now. None of the hypothesis seems to explain such weird behaviour. But Dyson sphere theory could. This star is famously called as 'Tabby Star'

Could this be a sign of an advanced civilization?

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for today,
What are all the local calamities (preferably environmental) you are facing currently? Do you suspect as a reason behind it? (or) some other factor?
Is there anything you or your local authority can do to solve any immediate/ long-term crisis?

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தமிழ் peeps in , Let me welcome :thiruvalluvar:
How can anyone saffronise or reduce him to any religion if he's an emoji? :thiruvalluvar:
@Tallymark90 @Deepsealioness @Pandimarudhu
Eppadi irruku??
Thanks to @freemo

இன்னாசெய் தாரை ஒறுத்தல் அவர்நாண
நன்னயம் செய்து விடல் - :thiruvalluvar:
(Translation: To reprove a harm-doer, put him to shame by doing a good deed in return.)

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As Qoto is mostly for STEM professionals, you might be interested in some STEM-related articles I have written in 2019.

1. The inaccurate accurate test for foetal abnormalities.
ionainstitute.ie/the-inaccurat

2. Ireland must have a debate about gene-editing
ionainstitute.ie/ireland-must-

3. The grim reality of surrogacy in Ukraine.
ionainstitute.ie/the-grim-real

4. Time for a bigger spotlight on rogue fertility clinics.
ionainstitute.ie/time-for-a-bi

5. No strong evidence that free contraception will reduce abortion rate.
ionainstitute.ie/no-strong-evi

How can someone exploit science dry and reject it when it contradicts their belief system?
It's either reason or Faith?
How is it Faith and reason? Can any religious moderates care to explain?

I envy people who can easily manage work and social media. Any tips? :blobmegasweats:

Another netflix documentary that is harrowing.
'The Dark Side of Bikram Yoga'
A new documentary trains a lens on the abuses and lies of legendary yogi Bikram Choudhury.

newrepublic.com/article/155780

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Its really warming and gives me hope to see all the wonderful kindness and thanks being shared this Men's day.

Thank you to everyone who made this something positive, compassionate, and non-judgemental. Its beautiful to see, from men and women a like.

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My favorite quote from Harry Potter (books) was when they reveal Severus still loves Lilly after all these years. Some back story, when a wizard falls in love his patronus changes to match that of the person they love. Lilly's patronus was a silver doe.

"So the boy… the boy must die?" asked Snape quite calmly.

"And Voldemort himself must do it, Severus. That is essential."

Another long silence. Then Snape said, "I thought… all these years… that we were protecting him for her. For Lily."

"We have protected him because it has been essential to teach him, to raise him, to let him try his strength," said Dumbledore, his eyes still tight shut. "Meanwhile, the connection between them grows ever stronger, a parasitic growth: Sometimes I have thought he suspects it himself. If I know him, he will have arranged matters so that when he sets out to meet his death, it will truly mean the end of Voldemort."

Dumbledore opened his eyes. Snape looked horrified.

"You have kept him alive so that he can die at the right moment?... You have used me… I have spied for you and lied for you, put myself in mortal danger for you. Everything was supposed to keep Lily Potter's son safe. Now you tell me you have been raising him like a pig for slaughter…"

"But this is touching, Severus," said Dumbledore seriously. "Have you grown to care for the boy, after all?"

"For him?" shouted Snape. "Expecto Patronum!"

From the tip of his wand burst the silver doe: She landed on the office floor, bounded once across the office, and soared out of the window. Dumbledore watched her fly away, and as her silvery glow faded he turned back to Snape, and his eyes were full of tears.

"After all this time?"

"Always," said Snape.


"spukhafte Fernwirkung" is an underrated headache :morty:

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Coolsies?
Livescience.com: 2 Infants Were Buried Wearing Helmets Made from Skulls. And Archaeologists Are Puzzled..
livescience.com/infants-buried

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First they came for Kashmiris, you didn’t dissent because you are not Kashmiri
Then they came for JNU, you didn’t dissent because you are not JNU-ite

Tomorrow they are coming for you, and am not dissenting for you selfish fucks

too many good shows and less time to watch them.
HBO's watchmen , Silicon valley final season, Mr robot final season, Rick and Morty s04, New season of Crown.
Pro tip: never commit to any series unless u have time.

holy shit, the lastest episode is a masterpiece. It keeps getting better and better. i don't know how to feel about this big reveal. give rami malek and christian slater an emmy already :)

Should I read Xenophon or Plato? Or anyone else?
I have conversations of socrates by Xenophon with me now, should I read it or get Plato/ Aristophanes's book?

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Just a little reminder:

Just because someone is anti-liberal doesn't make them pro-conservative, or vice versa.

Does anyone use Curiosity Stream?
I am currently using it and I'm worried it'll run out of contents soon.

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