# 13 МаяSuperposition principle: how additivity, linearity and orthogonality are related? [closed]

 up vote1down votefavorite Suppose I throw in a blue color into the water. It becomes blue. It then also throw some salt into it, it becomes salty. The color and taste seem to be additive. But they also seem to be orthogonal -- I can modify one property without affecting orthogonal contribution. Do additivity and orthogonality imply each other? It looks like additivity acts in one space whereas orthogonality impacts independent axes. Can you unblur this situation especially after I read that QM is based on Hilbert spaces, whose idea is that all values on the same very axis are orthogonal? Probably, we can place all values of color and all taste components on a single axis and thus reduce orthogonality to linearity. Can we? Aside from that, what is the superposition principle? I read the wikipedia article and I cannot distinguish it from linearity.
The brainless dick who closed the question told that it is a math question and has nothing to do with philosophy.

# Can a plant evolve to give off CO2?

In my alternate history (1800s), I have troop hiking through tropical sub-Saharan Africa. For plot reasons, I have man-killing mosquitos, but I also have a plant that exudes CO2 and other attractants. These flowering plants are placed in the room at night to attract the mosquitos away from people.
Evolution-wise, however, 'consuming' CO2 and giving off O2 is so deeply ingrained in a plant's DNA, it is hardly believable to be the other way around.
I'd easily hand-wave it away as some special scent, but the CO2 is critical to the plot. Can a plant evolve to give off CO2? Or rather, how difficult would that be to explain.
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Can a plant evolve to give off CO2?
Look at the definition of the plant. The plant is a creature that grows by ${H}_{2}O+C{O}_{2}+light\to {C}_{n}{H}_{m}+{O}_{2}$. The ${C}_{n}{H}_{m}$ part, called biomasshydrocarbonsglucose or oil in plain English, is what constituates the body of the plant. The only way you can produce $C{O}_{2}$ is to turn the reaction backwards. But, it will destroy the plant since the opposite reaction, ${C}_{n}{H}_{m}+{O}_{2}\to {H}_{2}O+C{O}_{2}+heat$, is known as "burning" or "decay". This is what mushrooms and animals do: they decay the biomass and use the sun energy to move around.
That is, white can become black but it won't be white after that "transformation". Ok? Plant, which produces CO2 denies its "plant feature".
I also have a plant that exudes CO2 and other attractants. These flowering plants are placed in the room at night to attract the mosquitos away from people.
The "plants" that exhale CO2 are called "mushrooms" or "animals". Mosquitoes hunt for the latter, I suppose. You can easily use such animals as such "plants" to attract mosquitoes away from people (I am not sure why animals would be more attractive than human though).
Ok, diverting mascitos from human to animals may be a bad idea since maskitos will proliferate on the blood. You probably could have plants that grow up to certain size and then stop growing. They will accumulate CH during the day sunbath and release all the CO2+H2O they accumulated during the day at night. But you could just cut some plants and burn them at night by feeding to the animals and mushrooms, for instance.
Hope that now my point that plant that releases CO2 is nonsense is clear. You would write about this and literate other people (I guess that majority are as illiterate not to understand this basic fact of life) because it is really important for sustainability we are talking about when build our worlds. Being illiterate, we move into the false direction. That is a problem. We build the better world by having false notion of beauty.
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Comments are not for extended discussion; this conversation has been moved to chat. Valentin, I know that it can be frustrating when you get a lot of criticism, but please don't respond rudely. As Lightness Races in Orbit said, the Be Nice policy must be adhered to at all times. – HDE 226868 Apr 8 '16 at 22:06
If you gave some justification for why the responses to your answer were incorrect, as you claim they are, that's one thing. But you didn't. You only stated, time and time again, that those who disagreed with you were wrong. Your position would be taken more seriously if you actually supported it. The way to react to criticism - even if you think it's "nonsense" - is to explain why you're correct, not to simply get mad at the commenters and insult them. If you're right, then they'll realize that quickly once you give your rationale, and that will be that. – HDE 226868 Apr 9 '16 at 21:34

## Wednesday, January 25, 2017

### Stackoverflow blashpemy

I have a stackoverflow tag here. It is a part of the fascist order that we have in our "freedom world". I once realized that the internet communities are controlled by bigots and issued the blasphemy tag. It means that if you ask inconvenient questions, that expose some issues in the bigot pets, you'll be mocked and banned. Later, I realized that stackoverflow and quora also controlled by special people. You can survive there only if you agree to be treated as sheeple and obey the injustice you see in the real world and in their site. They will mock and abuse you to show what does the "be nice" policy actually mean. It serves to enforce injust real world order. If justice means something to you, "be nice" serves to close your mouth.

## Sunday, January 22, 2017

### Etymology is intolerable at StackExchange

Cool. Yesterday ELU owners were very open. They confessed me that they exist to enforce the absurdish "demonstrate your research " rule they have on the site. They literally confessed that the only acceptable etymology questions are those which can be answered with Online Etymology Dictionary and Wikipedia. I should not hope to receive answers other than those that can be answered with OED or Yahoo. Basically, I should ask only for them to earn reputation copying the material from those sites! That is SO is all about -- to (earn reputation and) be useless. If you try to make it useful, ask for information that is not easily available from well known sources, stop using SO! That is, SO is defined as useless service.

They are bots indeed. Only bots can ask you a stupid question "", "why don't you leave the site if you cannot find your answer in the OED/Wikipedia, stupid", "why do you challenge and try to discuss the our monopoly rules if you can just leave it (and die)? Indeed, why would normal person resort to a popular English language site if it cannot find the answer in the Internet and who am I to discuss the rules? Normal people leave the monopoly when they see that rules (given by gods) are wrong. Monopolies exist for everybody to follow their rules, not to challenge them. Only stupid people think that monopolies must have the best rules because you have no way around them. No, there are Gods to write the rules for the monopoly. You will never be one of them, says one of SO gatekeepers. How did he know?

Along the way, the mocked guess that Germination of Hermeneutics can be etymologically related with the idea that it is as stupid as buck vs fuck or guessing that Saddam Hussein is related to Barrak Hussein. Indeed, how can you dare to contrast fault vs default if anybody can assume etymological relation between seemingly arbitrary words, like window and grass? Husseins are different people, stupid! How can two different Husseins bear one name, idiot! This undeniably confirms that two words may be different even if their spelling is identical. How can you dare to contrast the words which have slightly different spelling? This is a kind of logic (actually nonsense) these site owners use to attack your. They attack you with all kind of nonsense and ask to leave. Is it a conspiracy? What is agenda? Disrupting the site with cruel trolling? Educating the public to be obedient to the “Gods”? What is the purpose?

## Thursday, January 19, 2017

### Discussing Portable MP3 players is a taboo

I was a user of a cheap MP3 player, which had a major flaw

1. It stopped playing as soon as I plug the USB charging cable into it
2. I lost the track when I unplug the cable and start the device again. It starts from the beginning instead of last position.
Can you imagine the crap? I have rushed through all electronic shops in our city, asking if more high-end players are free of it, can it play while on USB line and remember their last position? All service person answer either "no" or "I do not know".

So, obviously, you move on the internet specialized sites for the consumer electronic advises. Because I have no idea which keywords ask from google and fail. I added the support for accelerated/variable speed playback into my request. And, what do you think? My question is always deleted! This is a taboo question. In consumer-electronics.stackexchange (there was such specialzed site for a while) particularly, they closed under contrived pretext that I have to google myself first. Asking the dick to show me how to google for that, has he made any attempt to google himself to tell me that my request can be found in google in couple of clicks the dick just became more aggressive and got some support from other dicks that own the site and mock you with all kind of nonsense there.

Later, a similar situation occured to me at hardware-advises.stackexchange.com when I asked for a wired USB keybard with touchpad. People are full of shit. They create discussion forums in order to not let you to speak, Q&A to stop the question from being asked in the first place.

## Wednesday, January 11, 2017

I have to say that this method will work with credit card only, tied to the temporary account. You should not disclose the bank password since it gives access to all accounts.

Ebay forces you to use their PayPal service, which forces you either to give out your credit card credentials or passwords for the bank access. Both forms of transfering funds from your bank to paypal account, as I understand, endow the PayPal full access to your bank account such that PayPal can pull any amount of money from your banking account as it wants.
I have complained that it is not safe, asking you to analize or dispell my doubts. Meantime, thinking about it, I came to conclusion that I can secure my banking account myself. Just open another banking account with a limited balance and deny it going below zero. So, unfair service won't charge me more than I have there on the balance. This should work with all other popular services since they also seem to want access to your credit cart (and all the money, thus) rather than letting you to push your money to their public account. They all seem suspicious and criminal whereas my method seems promising to stop the fraud - clearing your balance. Yet, I do not see any personal finance guideline advising it. Why? Why nobody advises to create a banking account for temporary operations? Why do they say that PayPal service is safe, without letting the public to analyze and discuss that safety?
Yes, I do not understand how can you let discussing how to operate around the islam-imposed restrictions but not (the safety of) electronic market places. Why islam that you have no tag for is fine but discussing paypal that you do have [special tag5 for] is forbidden? Why double standards everywhere? And why every piece of shit asks you to "be nice"?
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## deleted by Ganesh Sittampalam♦23 mins ago

This is a rant, not a question, and even if it edited to a calmer voice, it belongs on meta.money.SE and not here on money.SE. – Dilip Sarwate 53 mins ago

# Adding funds to PayPal [on hold]

I see that PayPal wants either my credit card or my bank password throug the 'Trustly' service. Is it because they want to keep me by the balls and empty my banking account when time comes or what? Why cannot they simply allow me to make the banking transfer myself? Here, in Estonia, it is normal practice for already 20 years such that merchants expose their banking account and make you a service when you send money to that account with a reference, which identifies the requested service. You do not need to disclose the sensitive information. Why does eBay offers only credit card or PayPal service? Both credit card and disclosing your banking passoword allows the mercenaries to privatize all your money, isn't it? Why don't eBay/PayPal switch to others, well-established and secure payment schemes?
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## put on hold as off-topic by BobbyScon, JoeTaxpayer♦2 days ago

• This question does not appear to be about Personal Finance within the scope defined in the help center.
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They do what they do. Your proposal is not their business model. Feel free not to do business with them if you don't trust them, or to argue with them about why doing things your way would be in their interest. We really can't do anything productive here. – keshlam Jan 11 at 13:09
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because this is about eBay and PayPal's business practices, not Personal Finance. – BobbyScon 2 days ago
@LittleAlien: I would recommend the book Boundaries. It will really help you in life. – Pete B. 2 days ago