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offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-09-12 03:41 [#02611822]
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lol


 

offline mermaidman on 2021-09-13 13:46 [#02611842]
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epic the alien you're talking about and my alien are not the
same alien ok?? don't act like they are the same alien they
are different


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-09-25 22:25 [#02612277]
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I haven't really figured out what an idea is yet, but I
suspect a point is contacts between contexts. And my point
is what's your point


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-09-26 06:39 [#02612279]
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oh, drat. i should have written, "i've still no idea what an
idea is," as the opening

I still haven't an idea what an idea is, but I suspect
that a point is contacts between contexts. And my point is:
what's your point?


brain-twister but also a brit of a tongue-twister two


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-10-04 10:14 [#02612418]
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LAZY_TITLE he's in the ballpark


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-10-04 10:17 [#02612419]
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This is why I tend toward the substrate-dependent view.
This imperative for self-organization and self-preservation
in living systems goes all the way down: Every cell within a
body maintains its own existence just as the body as a whole
does. What’s more, unlike in a computer where you have
this sharp distinction between hardware and software —
between substrate and what “runs on” that substrate —
in life, there isn’t such a sharp divide. Where does the
mind-ware stop and the wetware start? There isn’t a clear
answer. These, for me, are positive reasons to think that
the substrate matters; a system that instantiates conscious
experiences might have to be a system that cares about its
persistence all the way down into its mechanisms, without
some arbitrary cutoff. No, I can’t demonstrate that for
certain. But it’s one interesting way in which living
systems are different from computers, and it’s a way which
helps me understand consciousness as it’s expressed in
living systems.



 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-10-05 05:09 [#02612473]
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LAZY_TITLE

The gene was nothing like what we've seen before. Many of
the proteins that trigger or transmit nerve signals by
allowing ions into or out of cells have six to 12 segments
that pass through the cell membrane. Patapoutian found that
the gene he was working on had 38 of these segments. The
segments allowed the gene to spread the cell's membrane into
a curved bowl-shaped depression. Pressure nearby on the
membrane would flatten the bowl out and open a channel that
allows ions to flow into the cell.

The protein, which Patapoutian termed PIEZO1, has a close
relative called PIEZO2. Combined, the proteins appear to be
needed for touch sensitivity in vertebrates. (Oddly,
organisms like flies and worms, which have nervous systems
that share many features with those of vertebrates, don't
seem to have these genes.)

While temperature sensing was very complicated, the PIEZO
picture was complex in that sensing strain was involved in a
lot of things other than touch. Mice that lack the PIEZO2
gene die shortly after birth because they lose the ability
to determine how inflated their lungs are. If the gene is
deleted later in life, the animals can experience blood
pressure problems, bladder problems, and digestive issues,
all because they can no longer determine the stresses on
their internal organs.

In addition, PIEZO2 seems to be involved in proprioception,
which is the ability to sense how our body parts are located
and oriented without looking at them. Thus, on top of
everything else, loss of the gene's activity causes severe
balance and movement problems.


so our sense of touch is actually our cells' sense of touch,
summed up together. how satisfying


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-10-06 03:11 [#02612524]
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filing this here from that there

The concept of mental imagery is also of interest. A
mental image is defined as a “mental experience which
occurs in the absence of stimulation, but which resembles
the experience that occurs when a stimulus is actually
present” [60]. In the sighted, mental images tend to be
strongly visual in nature. It is known, for example, that
“sighted subjects tend to visualize objects they examine
by touch” [60]. There is, however, “compelling evidence
that haptic mental imagery exists in congenitally blind
people” [60]. Haptic mental images, however, appear to be
different in nature than visual images. It seems, for
example, that the early blind “have a greater ability to
perceive vividly both the front and back of a palpated
object at the same time” [60].



 

offline AMPI MAX from United Kingdom on 2021-10-06 03:14 [#02612526]
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did you read what i said about u in the logs. it wasnt that
bad was it. you feel that same about me basicallly or at
least thats how i imagined it



 

offline AMPI MAX from United Kingdom on 2021-10-06 03:15 [#02612527]
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i think i said there was a bold line between us in terms of
the likelihood of us being dupes really



 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-10-06 03:15 [#02612528]
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the... logs?


 

offline AMPI MAX from United Kingdom on 2021-10-06 03:16 [#02612529]
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yeah it wasnt that bad imo



 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-10-06 03:19 [#02612530]
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tldr


 

offline AMPI MAX from United Kingdom on 2021-10-06 03:20 [#02612531]
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me and you have never really clicked have we


 

offline AMPI MAX from United Kingdom on 2021-10-06 03:23 [#02612532]
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im not being sarcastic when i say that i think this is
mostly my fault. u can be an annoying NERD but i think a lot
of what you say and talk about really isnt that bad but i
just never really connect with it



 

offline AMPI MAX from United Kingdom on 2021-10-06 03:28 [#02612533]
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i connect with bits of it



 

offline AMPI MAX from United Kingdom on 2021-10-06 03:30 [#02612534]
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u are a bit of a cunt sometimes epic


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-12-02 06:19 [#02614353]
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you get what you give


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-12-02 06:29 [#02614354]
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when you look at the genesis of traffic accidents, it's
rarely just one thing. it's not just a kid running out into
the road, it's someone driving the wrong way down a one-way
street as someone on the cell phone is looking at some guy
with a t-shirt and then a kid runs out into the street and
driver solves this but then smacks into the car going wrong
way down the runway

another r. a. wilson gem, pointing out that this is some f!
shit. 1=1, 2=2*1=2, 3=3*2*1=6, 4=4*3*2*1=24, 5=120, 6=720,
7=5040, 8=40320 etc.

first, let us note that 5!=120 is effectively dunbar's
number. same as for attention as for relationships -- when a
lot of shit is happening at once, your ability to juggle
does not degrade linearly. you can handle 1, 2, easy as pie.
6, solid. 24, shit, fuck, that was close. 120 time to call
the insurance company

this being said, i do worry about the world, at the moment.
the pandemic, the economy, inflation, refugee flow, disaster
from climate crisis, china itching for taiwan. obvious
calculus for russia to invade ukrane, likely correctly
betting the US will hold back because if they didn't, china
might go take taiwan because doing both at once would be
Hard. and likely politically impossibru.

north korea, their only thing is playing poker with tension,
time to conspicuously drop a missile out of their pant leg

fire sale on hypersonic missles buy now

dolts.


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-12-26 07:29 [#02615103]
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the more thad bands i think of, the more thad bands i think
of. i'm really just goofing about on vacation, but i noticed
i actually do seem to have a technique, now that i've
somehow gotten myself stuck there. making up far too many
thad bands

thad zeppelin

no, we did that. in fact i do believe there was a bit of a
thing about it

the beach thads

i think this one is kinda shit but it keeps popping up so
i'm going to post it so it will kindly fuck off stop
bothering me beach thads

the yardthads? the thadbirds?

i want this concept to work but neither of these work

pink thad

no, no, we did that too. the 60's feel pretty tapped, right
now. let's try the 80s

thad division

mmm ehhh

thad order

no

the soft thad? the thad cell

no, crap. maybe i should try detroit




then, the realization: it's like rummaging through a junk
drawer. is this it? no. is that it? no. maybe over here? is
that it? no, that's something we thought was it before. is
it over there? no, we already tried there, but things have
moved around a bit now and we have to look again to be sure

or, less flip: association flow, one band bumps me into
another. led zeppelin... cream... no, nothing to do with
that one... the who? the thads? melts into nothing, that...
the guess thads... probably too obscure

then, eventually, what seems to be a hallmark of
consciousness: you know what, i seem to be going in circles
here, i should try somewhere else

combine this with rigorous standards for what constitutes a
strong, novel #thadband... which is, i guess, an extension
of some deep trove of experience, like "what makes a good
pad sound"


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-12-26 08:19 [#02615110]
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i feel like motown has some thad bands for me but so far
haven't found any that make the cut


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-12-26 08:44 [#02615118]
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hacking #thadbands is rife with disappointment.... flava
flav? thaddy thad!

...but, no, how do you know it's flava flav and not marky
mark? you'd need to somehow reference public enemy, and, no,
that doesn't work. thadlic enemy. public thaddemy. thaddy
thad, i'm so sorry. you showed such promise, but now all i
have to show for it is thaddy thad and the funky bunch


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2022-01-22 08:23 [#02615859]
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stuxnet is the shift in modern warfare that everyone has
freaking missed. late 00's -- and i may gloss some details,
but essentially: militaries generally have the sense to not
connect their shit to the internet, especially when it comes
to nuclear.

however, humans are fuckups, and you can generally count on
someone to screamingly break protocol via plugging in
a personal USB key for their mp3s or porn or whatever on a
particularly dull day at the nuclear facility.

from there you get into why mr. robot is refreshingly
accurate; the scene where eliot's psycho malware sister
casually leaking USB keys all over a prison parking lot. the
united states, with dubya's ok, literally air-dropped USB
keys with malware over iran.

but they didn't even need any of these to get in. the
malware was precisely calibrated to hop, leap, lay low...
until it detected precise strings indicating it was now
living on a SCADA industrial control system running a
nuclear centrifuge. just, you know, there's enough of a
signature there that it could do nothing but hop about until
it was where its developers wanted

at that point, it actually did little obvious. it didn't
just destroy shit; that would have telegraphed the pwning.
instead, to extend the shelf life of the hack, they just
introduced a slight wobble that caused the centrifuges to
subtly accumulate damage and then just start breaking like
god had cursed the machinery itself.

the fundamental achievement was malware so targeted it could
literally spread all over the world and do nothing until it
finally found its way to its target.


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2022-01-22 08:35 [#02615860]
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it's not like anyone needed the united states to set the
example -- oh, hey, they did it, so it's ok! -- it's more
that no one had even conceived of handling things this way
before stuxnet set iran's nuke program back a few years.

last couple years, big in the news ~ ransomware is enriching
reputable parties like north korea; the russian mafia
thoroughly. last time russia invaded ukrane, they hit up a
power plant with malware, and only some coding mistakes
prevented a genuinely massive disaster -- and diligent
operator intervention, minutes to spare, all that

biden's bumble on a "well if it's just a minor incursion, i
mean, ohhh, if you just invade a little i guess
you're good..." -- i watched that press conference live, and
in the same breath he was talking about Cyber This and Cyber
That and i am just thinking: god dammit. No one wants a
ground war, Stuxnet opened a new era, and Biden is saying if
you keep it on the internet we won't drop the hard
sanctions

but no one hears it and presumes he's given putin clearance
for a minor ground op


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2022-01-22 08:41 [#02615861]
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russia mysteriously took out one of their putin-bro malware
groups last week or three; one of those things that simply
can't be coincidence. they want to say they're doing shit to
police malware, or it's a gift to america so it calms its
ass down or someth

the US gov is very boy-scout in cyber warfare and that
really hamstrings them in some ways. russia will not
hesitate to blow up a power plant with malware and
potentially kill a bunch of people (see previous post; only
luck averted this) but US spooks are hardcore barred from
this sort of active aggression... except if justified by the
specifically specified circumstances. so spy, infiltrate,
but only strike back in very specific ways; telegraph your
national loyalty.

some of what biden said was "you've been punching us in the
face for years now and we officially have the right to slap
you" but i worry it won't be hard enough it'll just be a
joke

good time to patch your servers if you haven't recently


 

offline Roger Wilco from Mo's Beans on 2022-01-22 15:37 [#02615864]
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Well let's hope RicedOffLOL or whatever that unread deposit
of beta-blurb remains unaffected. LAZY_TITLE


 

offline ijonspeches from 109P/Swift-Tuttle on 2022-01-22 21:51 [#02615865]
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i was really wondering what biden actually meant. but it
kind of felt like: just keep going to undermine ukraine
without open military action and we wont tackle you. is that
an option so the nato cannot react because no international
law or whatever is broken? found it interesting though that
in the same german news broadcast they showed a map of
former soviet union states being let into the nato one by
one and how russia feels strategically threatened by this.
never saw it that way and i thought it was alright to just
put it on display for us westerners. that being said, i find
the whole idea of "feeling threatened" and "strategic"
utterly ridiculous. i mean the cold war has ended, hasnt it?
what is to gain from all this nonsense? is it really worth
potentially selling more gas while at the same time act as a
ruthless villain and be despised of? or sanctioned for that
matter? not to speak of all the ukrainian fates in the first
place.



 

offline ijonspeches from 109P/Swift-Tuttle on 2022-01-22 21:55 [#02615866]
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stux or not. germany was wise to get out of nuclear tech. by
the end of this year we will have shut down the remaining
three rectors btw. fingers crossed. hopefully the eu will
not do as macron says and deem nuclear power plants as green
tech to save on emission certificates. they are no better in
producing energy than any other tech, but they are the only
tech with potential for disaster.


 

offline ijonspeches from 109P/Swift-Tuttle on 2022-01-22 21:56 [#02615867]
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*rectors = rectums
gew=few


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2022-01-23 05:10 [#02615869]
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that's a good point. i should fix the yugo forums. as far as
i got was determining that the only reasonable course of
actions were to either take it out back and shoot it; start
over. or rebuild it inside a docker container with a very
tightly-clenched anus, because, i think i was saying
something about some other board about this elsewhere,
obsolete PHP. obviously it has to be the latter


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2022-01-23 05:21 [#02615870]
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reticulating splines


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2022-01-23 05:24 [#02615871]
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i was really wondering what biden actually meant

he meant "if you keep it on the internet and off the ground
we won't drop the hammer" but then he wanders off-message
from cyber into minor and somewhere between
5-10 minutes later the press corp has had a think and
realized what this could imply and then a wave of questions
about, like, did you say a minor incursion was, like,
tacitly permitted? no, no, he meant cyber, not
minor. but now that it's become this direct he can't
answer directly, and, look. here's the deal


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2022-01-23 05:39 [#02615873]
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also hi good to cu


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2022-01-23 05:59 [#02615874]
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somewhere between 5-10 minutes later the press corp has
had a think and realized what this could imply and then a
wave of questions about


shit, this is actually a bit of a trip, if you put yourself
in biden's shoes. he fumbled his words and at first everyone
is scrambling as much as he is, but then, over three or four
minutes, a gestalt brain seems to form. everyone is texting
each other, their bosses, their colleagues, and under five
minutes the collective consciousness of hundreds of
newspeople has dredged up that this is provocatively
ambiguous and then they all tell each other and the
questions erupt like herpes

can you imagine getting up to talk about geopolitical
security and really being responsible and then, yes, you are
now going toe-to-toe with a giant collective networked
internet twitter brain

poor bastard.


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2022-01-23 06:01 [#02615875]
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obviously, the best thing he could do is keep every press
conference to under 20 minutes; have a team monitoring the
chatter so someone can sound the alarm and tell him to leave
if the collective brain is coalescing.


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2022-01-23 06:03 [#02615876]
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beto o'rourke would have skated this better. but count zero
was still a better writer


 

offline ijonspeches from 109P/Swift-Tuttle on 2022-01-23 09:35 [#02615877]
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"minor" now that´s so vague, that everyone can get away
with anything really


 

offline ijonspeches from 109P/Swift-Tuttle on 2022-01-23 09:46 [#02615878]
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when former chancellor schroeder agreed to building a gas
pipeline with gazprom in 2000 i thought its a great idea to
establish an economic connection to russia. the deeper the
mutual dependency the lesser chance of aggression in the
future. i dont know what has gotten out of hand now with
ukranians new pipeline, but anyhow germany is on the verge
of starting to produce it´s own gas from surplus wind
energy as suggested by the green party (which was apparently
attacked by russian propaganda) we won´t however be able to
produce big amounts as we have had quite a stagation of
builing new wind energy plants. the new government means to
change that.

now the question is if nato, eu or germany would decide to
boycott russia in this crisis, would we still be able to get
enough gas for heating and where would it come from?

site crashed while i hit reply, lucky there is copy paste


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2022-01-23 10:06 [#02615879]
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>"minor" now that´s so vague, that everyone can get
away
with anything really


sorry i guess it was still not direct enough -- he was
saying, like "if it's a cyber incursion, like, a minor
incursion" and the words cyber and minor are kind of close
by and he was supposed to stop and cyber but he also said
minor. then, like i said, the internet twitter brain chewed
on it for about five minutes before everyone's fondleslabs
lit up and latched onto it because it's more salacious than
what he was actually supposed to say. helps no one except
cable news profits really

if nato had any balls they'd call an emergency vote and
bring ukraine into the fold immediately. putin would make a
bunch of noise but he doesn't want that much of a fight and
from there some sort of face-saving flail

gazprom, isn't that an autechre thing?


 

offline ijonspeches from 109P/Swift-Tuttle on 2022-01-23 10:17 [#02615880]
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ah i see. much confusion about stumbling on words then. well
probably helped putting this topic on everyones agenda.

if it puts an end to this im in for nato inclusion of
ukraine. they´ve been bullied long enough. i dont believe
it would end up in a war either.

why is this even necessary, fuck money and power


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2022-01-23 10:29 [#02615881]
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i'm so very glad i watched that press conference live. years
of trump, then biden never does this all year, it's been so
long. it felt like mainlining reality, especially after i
saw what people opted to write about it. and what it says
about their biases and priorities

biden, stumbling on words, yeah, i can see it. really is a
thing. but watching that whole thing in realtime, i could
see him start to speak, stop, catch himself, and... god, man
is racking his brain trying to suss out how to answer this
shit. but, no, wait, he actually didn't catch himself, his
mouth is still moving, oh whoops. force of habit for a
politician i figure; mind is chewing on all sorts of things
while mouth on autopilot. and it's age, partly -- both in
the sense of sharpness but also in that he's almost an
anachronism -- but biden's autopilot mouth is particularly
shit. it is with great relief that i can say i see a
reasonably sharp mind back there... working hard... as his
mouth fucks shit up


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2022-01-23 10:30 [#02615882]
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still worlds better than trump. as if it needs to be said...
but, with all the shit the dude is getting, can we remember?
he's not trump. it could have been trump. shut up. stop
whining


im a cop u idiot


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2022-01-23 10:49 [#02615883]
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while i'm here, i want to share that whenever anyone says,
"well that's a great question" in response to a question, i
start to feel a bit patrick bateman. it was a shit question.
it was shit. you say that to any question because a)
you were taught it's good psychological manipulation juju to
make the questioner feel acknowledged b) parroting a filler
phrase buys you precious time to construct an answer in your
hed

a fact of life, i suppose


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2022-01-23 11:02 [#02615884]
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what i think would be simultaneously functional and
hilarious would be biden pausing to think -- deeply --
before answering. saying, "oh, hmm... hmm..." thinking.....
starting to sa- no, never mind, more thinking

(and already we've used up hundreds of thousands of dollars
of cable airtime, and that's a good start)

and then, when he's finally thought it through at his own
pace, a terse two-sentence answer; next question, linda from
newsmax


 

offline ijonspeches from 109P/Swift-Tuttle on 2022-01-23 11:24 [#02615885]
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you´re supposed to have instant access at every eventuality
you may encounter without ever having to think about it.
which is kind of impossible. unless you place an ai to
answer all the questions for which the answers were prepared
for. actually needing some time to fetch the information OR
EVEN THINK about something yourself still defines a
politician as a human being and a person. i would feel much
safer if they´d just admit they have to think about it for
a moment or a while or with their council and fellow folks.

stumbling over the very thing you´re supposed to say
however is a fail, if that is indeed what happened. a minor
one though i hope ^^


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2022-02-01 06:43 [#02616197]
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"The halting problem," i mention in a post. then i get up; i'm
going down stairs, and i think, with a giggle: it quite is,
isn't it? the halting problem. it's quite halting.. as in
arresting. we've recognized we're stumped. and that's the
crux of it; how can we gather we're about stumped when the
machine can't?

i used to think the answer was the lack of rhythm, timing.
but theoretically you could just simulate that as well,
noep.

now it hits me that the answer is probably mortality. turing
machines are like santa's elves; it's never explained why
they don't need to eat, sleep, or take a poop. it's not
clear how they reproduce, or avoid being eaten by predators.
they just run forever in this abstract bubble of math
disconnected from a tiger eating your testicles because you
took too long to decide whether to run or stand and make a
ruckus and since the tiger is eating your testicles you will
not have your own baby turing machines and after a lot of
this we've developed a rather crisp sense of when
overthinking things will get us killed, and i suppose the
trick is that requires a vague understanding of what
overthinking something is, e.g. knowing when to stop

goodnite


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2022-02-02 09:43 [#02616213]
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weapons systems?!
 possibly
we're going to have to go down there to find it
 #1 prepare an away team

four seconds, that's all it takes to set up the central
tensions of a star trek episode. not a bad sample actually

but, watching TNG first time in ages, oh, lol, this episode,
this episode is great... S01E21. the bird who is early, gets
wormed. but, christ, that rapid-fire four seconds of...
DANGEROUS THINGS? possibly! WE HAVE TO GO DOWN THERE go down
there right now

space.


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2022-02-02 09:53 [#02616214]
Points: 24444 Status: Regular | Followup to EpicMegatrax: #02616213



What's the armament on The Lollipop?


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2022-07-07 08:38 [#02619720]
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the human brain is a tiny little thing that voraciously
consumes energy and pumps out heat, quite literally like
some bitcoin farm.

competition for resources, and more importantly, competition
between species... sparks a spiral to optimize your energy
budget for maximum propagation of your species. the brain,
overall, was clearly voted in as a win, but that thing
utterly sucks juice and overheats the scalp and if you're
evolving in africa like we were, you need to be careful with
this.

so -- continuing the CPU analogy -- the brain is always in
"power saving" mode unless someone stabs you in the ass with
a fork, or such.

that, actually, it can be a frustrating thing, kind of
german, really... or like the computer in star trek... like,
you get precisely what you asked for. if you aren't
detailed, you'll get a crap answer, because you haven't been
specific enough to justify the calories a good answer would
require.

i have described consciousness as the serpentine belt of the
mind. it delivers powers to critical subsystems as their
power needs shift and spike.

this gets into all sorts of things that, well... racial
profiling, confirmation bias... people being stubborn and
refusing to listen... you'd think with mcdonald's dropping
the calorie hammer, the brain would just scale up but nope
it ain't built that way

anyways, that was a long preamble for ~my point~




i have spent so much time having a sit-down and asking my
brain -- pestering it, even -- why did i think of that just
then? where did that idea come from?

but only for the good ones. then sometimes, there are good
answers for where the good ones came from, and now, it's
like, i just... get a tingle sometimes. i've had this for
ages, but now i think i know what it is: i've bothered my
brain so much it's gotten the hint, and that tingle is, "i
think i might have one of those things you keep bothering me
about"


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2022-08-10 10:53 [#02620378]
Points: 24444 Status: Regular



what if every living soul on earth were just spiky black
waves of pixels, encircling, bleeding, out a complex white
froth that simultaneously represented 99% of what they all
are at once

and which knob do you turn to loop your signal back


 


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