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#30 - anonymous (10/17/2013) [-]
**anonymous rolled a random image posted in comment #26 at Fight Club ** gamer's fw
User avatar #79 to #26 - vampyrate (10/18/2013) [-]
I know, I just thought it was cool.
#21 - sabison (10/17/2013) [-]
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#19 - infinitereaper (10/17/2013) [-]
Do you even puzzle?

please someone get this
User avatar #24 to #19 - toguro (10/17/2013) [-]
All I know is that Nano (one of my favourite artists) did the opening to the second season (the song's called Now Or Never)
User avatar #42 to #24 - garaichu ONLINE (10/17/2013) [-]
Wait, it's not nano as in hapinano?
Just wondering cause Pokemon and Kirby medleys
User avatar #107 to #42 - toguro (10/18/2013) [-]
Nope, Nano

【ナノ】Now or Never (FULL)
User avatar #20 to #19 - killerliquid (10/17/2013) [-]
I don't even know how they had a budget big enough to get a third season
User avatar #22 to #20 - infinitereaper (10/17/2013) [-]
I'd give the show itself credit for that. For what it's worth it's pretty good.
User avatar #17 - annand (10/17/2013) [-]
I think scientists and researchers should release the formulas and puzzles they are having trouble with (as long as it cannot result in harm) to the public because the chances of it being solved are greatly increased. Just my opinion though.
#35 to #17 - kingpongthedon (10/17/2013) [-]
While I completely agree with you, here's why that will never happen:

Funding is researchers' livelihoods. Often they have a base salary, but a lot of their pay is based on "commission," if you will. By spreading the work among so many people, it makes it hard for anybody to earn a decent living doing research. It can make their job easier, but it can also eliminate their job.

The other reason is more psychological. Most researchers are paid more in ego-stroking than actual money. The real payoff comes when they see their name in a journal. They often pride themselves in their intellectual superiority. Having Steve-who-manages-a-Burger-King solve a problem that Prof. Isaac Rothserious III, PhD MD MBA BFA XYZ was stumped by for years comes as a serious blow not only to Prof. Isaac, but to the whole scientific community.

Again, not saying it's right, but after working in research myself, I can tell you it will never happen without a major paradigm shift in how researchers see themselves.
User avatar #25 to #17 - whothefkisanon (10/17/2013) [-]
There are other "games" like FoldIt on the internet which let you solve DNA, RNA (viruses), and molecules to help out science in discovering/solving the structure of the named above.

(Some might even be for rewards, but it's possible that I mixed that up. We had a talk about this and data mining following each-other on our "hack in the green" haxogreen in Luxembourg and they principally are the same thing; you release data/puzzles in the public and let the "crowd" try it and the best solution/representation gets the award.)
User avatar #23 to #17 - livingshadow (10/17/2013) [-]
Yeah two heads are better than one
#11 - willshire (10/17/2013) [-]
Casuals.

Anyone get the reference?
#101 to #11 - demicus (10/18/2013) [-]
Then this happened... Poor Eli...
User avatar #39 to #11 - cycloberrick (10/17/2013) [-]
if the reference was stargate ************* universe, then yes, I did get it

btw do you know if anything was extended after the final episode, because it was a kind of a let down ending
User avatar #44 to #39 - willshire (10/18/2013) [-]
Nah. they planned a movie to clear it up, like startgate sg1. but it never went in to production.
#18 to #11 - insaneguy (10/17/2013) [-]
**** yeah sgu
he's wearing the wrong shirt
User avatar #12 to #11 - jimjoejohnson (10/17/2013) [-]
Explain please.
#27 to #12 - clythoris (10/17/2013) [-]
There used to be an awesome TV show called Stargate Universe where on the pilot episode This guy Eli Wallace [I think] as portrayed above solved an incredibly hard puzzle game equation that a scientist from the Stargate project put on the internet, then the Stargate people came into his house and congratulated him on solving it telling him that he is amazingly smart and **** , asked him to work for them, he accepted, Scotty beamed them up to their starship, some mysteries solved, planet exploded, stargate traversed and they got stranded on an ancient ship called Destiny or something.
User avatar #10 - KayRed (10/17/2013) [-]
Yeah, it took you a little over two years to find it.
+3
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#8 - timerce (10/17/2013) [-]
heres the source for this. it happened in 2011 blogs.wsj.com/tech-europe/2011/09/21/gamers-solve-aids-puzzle/
#6 - brainstormer (10/17/2013) [-]
More info on topic? Just curious.
More info on topic? Just curious.
User avatar #13 to #6 - carbohydrates (10/17/2013) [-]
The game is called foldit, you fold dna of different things to figure out how they attach and what shapes they are capable of folding in
Kind of a vague description, but that's about it, attaching strands to each other, folding them so different receptors interact, don't break the strands while folding it.
What the gamers figured out is how the HIV strand the scientists were looking at for years, folds and interacts, in less than two weeks. Since they now knew what the HIV strand could latch onto and interact with it was much easier to develop something to fight against it.
I'm undoubtedly missing some information, but that is about all I gathered by playing the game myself.
User avatar #5 - arziben (10/17/2013) [-]
reminds me of SGU
#1 - thedeathaudition (10/17/2013) [-]
People tend to forget that the gamer's are the ones who are in college and doing work like this anyway. If people had more Faith in Gamer's logic then maybe they would be more willing to help.

Except Cod players they'd just call everyone faggot campers
#105 to #1 - taurusguy (10/18/2013) [-]
Damn, now im even too stupid to be a gamer, damn, better start working on college.
User avatar #38 to #1 - successfully (10/17/2013) [-]
You say CoD players like once you play CoD you only play CoD. Sure, I dumped a week of my life into Black Ops 2, but I've played 8 times that much Fallout and Skyrim this year, Chrono Trigger is still my favorite game, and I play Animal Crossing religiously. You're all stereotyping way too broadly. Camping faggots.
User avatar #62 to #38 - snowshark (10/18/2013) [-]
But would you identify yourself as a CoD guy? As in, is that the game that really hits the mark for what video gaming is to you? I doubt it. It's not just CoD either, it is all of the gamers who put up with the ******** that the companies try to shove down their throats. People say CoD because whilst CoD is not the best example of this (the best example is the majority of the sports-game genre) it is one of the best as well as one of the most wide-spread and popular.

As an opposite to 'Gamer' which is far too wide-spread a generalisation to be useful in pinpointing what kind of person someone is, 'CoD player' is far too specific for the group that it generally is used to represent. However, the meaning of both is still conveyed in a general sense. They may often be either too specific/unspecific for them to accurately depict exactly the intended meaning but at the same time they are far more efficient than any other wording at conveying the intended general meaning quickly and with minimal mess.

Until words are invented to mean 'people who play high-quality games like Skyrim, GTA and Portal and take an active part in the industry as both a savvy consumer and a concerned fan' and 'mindless drone that eats up the same old **** for premium prices and perpetuates some of the worst practices in gaming in general whilst ignoring or even degrading high-quality products that shun the worst aspects of the industry' people will have to settle for what they can and often it just goes down to 'Gamer' or 'CoD Fanboy/Player/something or other'.

Scapegoat or not, it is the best we've got.
User avatar #72 to #62 - successfully (10/18/2013) [-]
I just think there's too much overlap. All of the people I meet through CoD also play these other games. It just happens to be that a lot of people like multilayer first person shooters. But whatever, I see your point. I really can't complain about being stereotyped on the internet either.
User avatar #51 to #38 - jaggedherp (10/18/2013) [-]
Do you play new leaf? Please say you do. I'm lonely
User avatar #58 to #51 - successfully (10/18/2013) [-]
Ya,
Name: Owen
FC: 2234-8361-2658

My charger is lost, but message me on FunnyJunk and I'll be able to get back to you.
User avatar #16 to #1 - pharaohz (10/17/2013) [-]
Yeah I can confirm, I'm a first year immunity major and and our prof showed us this like 3 weeks ago (by this i mean fold it)
User avatar #15 to #1 - vipersixtyfour (10/17/2013) [-]
Well and don't forget that researchers get paid for their work, so of course they'd delay it as long as possible to get paid.
User avatar #63 to #15 - snowshark (10/18/2013) [-]
Actually, they get paid much more for solving problems than they do for not solving them and the nature of the fight against things like HIV and AIDS and Cancer is such that even if one superbug is solved, the next has already started to rise so researchers are needed on the forefront.

They'd not be unemployed if they fixed HIV, they'd be rich AND put onto a new, fresh topic.
User avatar #7 to #1 - TheMather (10/17/2013) [-]
We're still ahead of non-gamers on average though, as gaming has been proven to improve problem solving abilities.
User avatar #4 to #1 - martycamp (10/17/2013) [-]
Exactly. I'm a gamer, and I'm in the third year of my genetics degree.
User avatar #2 to #1 - semilunarknight (10/17/2013) [-]
"You stole that RNA alignment from me you ******* noob!"
"No I got it from your mom last night!"
#29 to #2 - goodsagemd (10/17/2013) [-]
You win. Allow me to find you a cookie so I can give it to you.
You win. Allow me to find you a cookie so I can give it to you.
#56 to #33 - goodsagemd (10/18/2013) [-]
SUMMON BIGGER COOKIE!
(Pic semi-related.)
User avatar #3 to #2 - thedeathaudition (10/17/2013) [-]
Exactly what the Cod players would say lol.
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