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I've been writing a crime noir novel, and I've come up to a chapter with an autopsy. However, I may not be the best when it comes to the lingo. Can you please have a read over what I've written?
The man was beaten to death, however, had been sexually active during that time... so here goes nothing.
'As you can see, there have been several incisions, nothing fatal, but caused considerable blood loss. All of these cuts were made during a period of between ten weeks and, at least, four days ago.', he then moved on to the bruising, 'Here we see trauma from a blunt object, or several blunt objects. All taken place within the same timeframe as the cuts. Apart from those, Anon was whipped, scratched, and starved. Finally, from these markings around his wrists, neck and ankles, it appears he was bound and gagged with ropes or leather straps. Now, either somebody knew what they were doing, or it was something of a miracle that he survived so long. As far as I am aware, he was supplied with a continuous amount of a drug, maybe cocaine, procaine, opium, morphine; at least some kind of alkaloid, to take the pain away, which must have kept him going. But I'll have a better chemical analysis in the morning.'
'Anon has deep scratch wounds in his back, each with their own unique size and force. These kinds of wounds are generally caused by women, for some reason. I'm not quite sure why. However, all of the bruising and internal trauma, was caused by either a man or a very strong woman. There is too much bruising to focus on a single imprint, to get a size of the fist. It's all a work in progress, this early on in the piece.'
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I am just finishing "the singularity is near" by Kurzweil, and I need a new popsci book to read in my spare time. Since I couldn't care less about astronomy or biology (which is usually what most of popsci is about), I only found these two books to be candidates. So, which one should I go for, the new one from Kurzweil, or GEB? I also need to mention that I study computational neuroscience, so I am familar with most of the stuff in Kurzweil's book regarding AI/neuroscience, but I am also intrigued as to how he imagines to model the brain with HHMMs. On the other hand I had a look into GEB, and it seems like a really great read.
The thrid alternative would be to read "Ender's Game" by Orson Scott, since I am interested in AI/warfare. Or I could ditch all of this, and instead focus more on my textbooks? What would /sci/ do?
>inb4 GEB b8
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I was wondering how difference is worked out, so in statistics I want to work out the difference between the true value of an estimation and between the estimate of a pupil, lets say the true value is 10cm and the pupils estimation is 16cm, what I need to include any minus or positive signs when working out the difference, so would the difference be +6 or -6? Please respond ASAP.
Thank you people :)