FartyPants69 t1_jego5fi wrote

Exactly, and alkaline cells far preceded Li-ion cells. You could easily make a TV remote today that takes a single 18650 Li-ion cell, but not in 1980.

Since AAA cells have been ubiquitous for decades, and that's what consumers have come to expect, it's going to take a long time to transition everything to something else.


FartyPants69 t1_j96snr5 wrote

I still don't understand what you're trying to say. You're saying you've met him and he said or did something bad to you personally?

I don't have a dog in the fight, I know nothing about the guy, but when you call someone a "terrible human being" I guess I think it's a good idea to be able to clearly articulate why


FartyPants69 t1_j96qjtb wrote

I'm guessing you're referring to his termination in 2017?

If so, worth mentioning that he accused the institution of making him the fall guy for their own failings, his colleagues unanimously resigned in support of him, and he won a defamation settlement against the institution.


(In the Career section, paragraph starting with "In 2017")


FartyPants69 t1_j7xsuip wrote

The design of this study doesn't demonstrate that at all. Because they didn't control variables like soil composition and nutrients, the light source might have absolutely nothing to do with it. These results could be 100% driven by nutrient availability, or any of the other variables they didn't control.


FartyPants69 t1_j2d3ff0 wrote

Good point! Kind of analogous to a computer. A computer isn't "in" the CPU; it's an integrated system of CPU, memory, I/O devices (keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers), ports, sensors, etc.

The mind is a function of the entire nervous system, not just the brain.

I listen to a lot of Andrew Huberman, and one interesting thing he covers is how neurons don't just exist in the brain, and they aren't exclusively for processing thoughts. Your gut actually has hundreds of millions of neurons, and they signal all sorts of things subconsciously to your mind!


FartyPants69 t1_j2d2qb0 wrote

That's a very interesting point, and raises a tangential question: What exactly causes that sensation?

Why do we feel like our head is the center of our body, rather than something like our center of mass (our torso)?

Is it possible to shift that sensation using mind-altering techniques like meditation, sensory deprivation, drugs, etc.? What's behind that, physiologically?