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offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2017-02-10 03:58 [#02512681]
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you do to the bore to peerchase ziggurauts as a shambly
walkado until the DJ crossfades in the social script:

"i would like to buy ziggurauts."

"quite so! quote thine brand."

"american peerless yellow"

"we have this brand!"


if you're to be carded, this is when it will happen. the
best part about starting to lose your hair is you don't get
carded as much

then the clerk rings you up, and you pay. there is a whole
set of sub-procedures for this: if you're paying with cash,
do you count out exact? if not, you need to get change. how
do you hold your hand out for the coins? it's not something
that really, truly bothers me, but i've put a bit of thought
into how to do it properly and now i just do it properly
without thinking.

next you exit the store, because we're not allowed zu toke
ziggurauts instores. you have to go outside (violin solo)
for that. so you exit the store. the ziggarauts are
shrinkwrapped with a watachusetts tax stamp. there is a
random integer written on the bottom by the droids that
staff the store. they write the numbers because their boss
told them to.

their boss hired them with the presumption that they more or
less had all the social scripts about ziggurauts memorized
and that he only needs to program a few more things in, like
counting the till and assigning integers to every single
pack of american peerless yellow.

it all forms a gestalt that represents the idealized gas
station transaction. people walk in knowing this. both sides
play the part. robotic automatons carrying out a glorified
SQL transaction.

to cope with this, people go home, log onto the internet,
and simulate simulations: "some days i feel like this is all
a simulation! this thought helps me get by"

i propose this alternative: go weird. balls-out, boldly
weird. ask the clerk: "y'all got food?" wait for the deer in
headlights look, then... "can you show me where. the food.
is?" talking like a texas retard

shit will get real at that point


offline w M w from London (United Kingdom) on 2017-02-10 05:29 [#02512683]
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I don't know, it's an interesting concept but hacking
reality itself seems like a very risky move. You realize
that that reality contains all the false realities, if you
start fucking with the base reality it can affect all the
other ones. Plus you know, that base reality is the only one
where actual pain is programmed into the game. Kinda like
internet explorer is tethered to windows as an excuse to
give you "windows updates" (viruses claiming to be
antiviruses), we are tethered to that reality by an ability
to feel pain there. That base reality is arguably by far the
worst one. It has superb graphics but horrible gameplay.
Only after the singularity did artilects find it desirable
to even play there seriously. Before there was just too much
information, it seemed that it was completely run by
negative energy beings that learned how to game it. You
basically have to stay indoors or a level 537 elf will
completely obliterate you. It was so bad people had to
develop an entire complicated technological infrastructure
as a framework for false ungamed realities.


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2017-02-10 06:12 [#02512684]
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oh, grow a pair. try it. you might even get laid


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2017-02-10 06:15 [#02512685]
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i'm off on my own planet, pretty much, and i have a long
history of jamming up the works exactly that badly
simply by nature of being fucking oblivious. it's still
pretty easy for me to fire off a half-second of dense
information about cigarattes, gas pump number, amount,
here's my card... shit, dammit, he's all wat. now i got to
do it all over again. slow down. jesus christ epicmegatrax

then it gets wearing some days and i'm in a bit of a mood,
and, well, deliberately trolling up the works is natural as
breathing. sort of like how a man with one leg gets really
good at falling over.


offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2017-02-10 13:01 [#02512686]
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I laughed at the first sentence


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2017-02-10 14:25 [#02512688]
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did you get the quasi-meme reference to a contact lens
wholesaler commercial or no


offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2017-02-10 14:29 [#02512689]
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i read something about buying ziggurats, then my eyes
literally went cross eyed because the font is so small


offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2017-02-10 14:38 [#02512690]
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offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2017-02-10 17:47 [#02512692]
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offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2017-02-13 00:19 [#02512917]
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cite mite convince u geysers.


offline larn from PLANET E (United Kingdom) on 2017-02-13 05:31 [#02512927]
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Things that point towards a simulated Universe:

there are 64 hexegrams in the iChing and 64 codons in the
human DNA. A kind of prank or clue by the coders.

error correction code was found in super string theory
discovered by prof. James Gates (again another clue)

holographic Principle: the entire universe can be seen as
two-dimensional information on the cosmological horizon,
this comes from string theory calculations interpreted by

The universe started from nothing - when a computer program
is executed, the binary information begins with a 1 or a 0,
it starts from nothing and rapidly codes the data to run the

The double slit experiment - this proves that our
observations are the only reality that exist. So yes, your
bathroom does not exist while no one is taking a shit etc
while no one is observing reality is only a potential, (you
collapse the wave fucntion while observing). It means that
the simulation is every efficient, it's a bit like how a 3d
world renders in a video game, you only need to render while
you walk through the game.

Technology is speeding up - terrence mckenna talked about
the universe as a novelty creating engine with the evolution
of conciousness that creates technology which is expanding
exponentially and will reach a point called 'the
trancendental objected at the end of time' what he didn't
realise, is this object is a technology that can simulate


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2017-02-13 10:31 [#02512931]
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it's super funny to me to see stuff i remember from class
years ago showing up in mixed nut salad. what's the hamming
distance of the i Ching, i might ask?

that's where the amusement ends. i have about six pages of
posts for each paragraph you've written and it's 5am in the
morning and it's too early to dig up all the URLs

i'll try for the short version ~ since 2011 or so i've been
on the lookout for "fractal patterns." patterns that show up
at multiple levels of scale. it started off as a psychedelic
joke to amuse myself, and perhaps it still is. 2017, though,
and lots of other jokes have faded off while this one has
kept finding new ways to be funny. like this: i have about
six pages of posts for each paragraph you've written and
it's 5am in the morning and it's too early to dig up all the

i'll try for the short version ~ all words are made up. all
numbers two. you can't find the number three anywhere in
nature, because numbers are a made-up concept we've
beatmatched onto external reality. you can find three
of something, but three does not naturally exist. i
don't think it's a great leap to say binary math is an
abstract analogy invented by humans, and that when we see
2^N in nature it's because we view everything through the
lens of these made-up concepts. the inherent structure of
the concepts themselves generate more and more concepts and
pretty soon you're up your butt with numerology.

technology speeding up? that's moore's ship, not mckenna


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2017-02-13 10:43 [#02512932]
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analog vs. digital ~ the old, dark battle. when you scroll
down to the cellular level, life is a rather analog thing.
cells don't have fingers. fingers are digits, and without
digits, you can't go digital.... no, wait, that's not right

it's been abundantly clear since b. f. skinner and operant
conditioning etc. that neurology is not fundamentally a
yes/no thing -- it's "fuzzy logic." instead of true or
false, you have a floating-point value like ~0.62
representing "62% true." clusters of neurons are arranged
into sparse autoencoders that continuously adjust a best-fit
line for zillions of different things...

in order to start using abstract, non-analog concepts like
boolean logic (true/false) we had to invent metaphors.
fingers are pretty good metaphors, really... chunks of
muscle and bone and tendon and some neural control circuits
and eventually some primal genius figures out how to use
fingers as metaphors and counting is born


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2017-02-13 10:48 [#02512933]
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It means that the simulation is every efficient, it's a
bit like how a 3d world renders in a video game, you only
need to render while you walk through the game.

now that i've woken my metaphors up a bit, here's a previous
post for that: memory works like a fractal explorer.

once you've read that, i can make this point: you've
conflated human neurology with cosmology proper. there's no
reason the universe can't also be a mandlebrot explorer
sorta simulation, but until i get some supporting data, i'm
going to go ahead and assume that infinite-scroll feeling is
just the usual way it feels to be a system of digital
metaphors trapped inside a pile of meat.


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2017-02-13 11:10 [#02512934]
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hold up your index finger. alright. are you sure
you're holding it up? are you trying your hardest? could you
maybe hold up your index finger a liiitle more?

when people count on their fingers, the finger is up or down
to represent There or Not There.... but at what point is the
finger "up"? it's rather easy to hold a finger halfway
up.... and when holding up a finger to count "one" it's a
loose, lax finger up. not intense strain...

so, more or less, we have a pile of analog crap -- meat,
bone, neurons -- and 80%-100% means there and anything less
means Not There and this forms nature's ridiculously complex
implementation of an SR flip flop


offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2017-02-13 11:45 [#02512936]
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We live in strange times indeed


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2017-02-13 11:59 [#02512941]
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i picked a hell of a strange time to


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2017-02-13 12:43 [#02512948]
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WIKI_PEDIA ~ An autoencoder, autoassociator or Diabolo
network is an artificial neural network used for
unsupervised learning of efficient codings. The aim of an
autoencoder is to learn a representation (encoding) for a
set of data, typically for the purpose of dimensionality


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