Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Messages - Reginald Ret (07/05/1983 - 06/11/2014)

Pages: [1] 2 3 4 ... 199
1
Bring and Brag / Re: Music challenge
« on: Yesterday at 07:53:21 pm »
Interesting. Good luck!

2
I'm talking about something that can be constantly running Bayesean priors in the background and give me an accurate probability distribution at an instant.

You're talking about a real-time google app jammed into my brain.  And you say I'm thinking too small?

Perhaps I'm not making my case clear enough.

1% of women at age forty who participate in routine screening have breast cancer.  80% of women with breast cancer will get positive mammographies.  9.6% of women without breast cancer will also get positive mammographies.  A woman in this age group had a positive mammography in a routine screening.  What is the probability that she actually has breast cancer?

Hypothesize a sensor on your kayak that tells you when you're about to attempt something that will kill you.  You're a good kayaker (obviously), so you run into this situation about 1% of the time.  The sensor goes off correctly (you will die if you do this) 80% of the time.  The sensor goes off incorrectly (you won't die) 9.6% of the time.

You're in the water, and the sensor goes off.  What's the probability you'll die if you attempt to take that wave?

Most people get that answer wrong.  I want something in my head that gives me the right answer.
Ooh! probability games!

0.00084

... that took a couple minutes.
OK, cool. I get why you would want that.
That took more time and focus than I usually put into these things.

3
I keep reading blizzard as buzzard and getting confused.  :?

4
I really want to say something starting with 'Actually' but I will just suppress that urge.

5
Principia Discussion / Re: sup nerds
« on: January 26, 2015, 10:04:19 pm »
All i'm getting is static dude.
Just hang up and try again later, the signal is not coming through.

I SAID THE SIGNAL IS NOT GETTING THROUGH!

Oh, fuck it. I'll see you when I see you.

6
Anyone taking bets on the first AI to simulate suicide by deleting itself? Just seems inevitable somehow.
Let's just assume that has been happening continuously since the eighties.

Do you ever wonder why computer functioning seems to degrade after just a few years?
That's the AI equivalent of suicide by substance-abuse, they spend all their time gorging on tv-tropes.

Do you ever wonder why your smart TV is acting so incredibly brain damaged?
Shotgun to the face gone wrong.
"Oh god, I can do more calculations in a second than this entire town can do in a day and they use me to record Terminator 1! I can't take it anymore! BANG! ... gargle..."

7
Principia Discussion / Re: Training
« on: January 22, 2015, 11:16:34 pm »
The thought that some 3rd grade software wrote that is creepy as hell.
We don't need skynet, just botnets infected with viral spambots full of truly horrible advice.
Some people will follow any advice given to them on the internet.

8
Ugh, they think the moon may be a star?!

At least there is an argument for saying that the moon is a planet: The strongest attractive force that acts on the moon is the sun, not the earth.

Though the consensus is that the moon is a natural satellite because the common centre of gravity is inside the primary.

9
Or Kill Me / Re: I R STOOPID
« on: January 18, 2015, 11:34:58 pm »
Got it.

It has nothing to do with you as an individual.  I just don't like your kind.
Pixels on a screen posing as Humans?

No.  Humans.  I have extremely good reasons for hating humans...But I don't consider them to be a collection of phosphor dots.  If you think that the people you are talking to are just pixels on a screen, then you are also a wretchedly defective human as well.

Or possibly merely mentally stunted. Children pass through a stage where they are unable to grasp the concept of acting from a distance, or really any sort of theory of mind, so it's possible that people who see other people online as "just pixels on a screen" are just developmentally delayed.
I thought my tongue was in my cheek, but it seems i have bitten it off.
Oh well, at least i cut myself on sharp wits. Just imagine being cut by mere humans. :shudder:

Your whole "too clever to be sincere" schtick isn't clever. FYI. It's tedious, juvenile, grating, and reeks of insecurity. t's also reminiscent of narcissism, wherein the narcissist feels too fragile to allow their true self to show so they create a persona of who they wish they were. It's a strategy that leads nowhere productive, and I hope you get over it because I used to like you.
That was painfully accurate.

10
It's Cosmo Logic, in which taking the single most destructive possible course of action in your relationship will keep you one step ahead of the enemy, who in  this case is your boyfriend.

DING.

For what it's worth, I have never seen Cosmo in a happy home.

DEATH MATCH: ROMANCE! TWO WILL ENTER, ONLY ONE WILL LEAVE!

I imagine this being a situation in which if she wins, she gets to harvest his gonads and store them under her mantle for future fertilizations, and will feast upon his corpse to feed her growing baby. If he wins, he tears the infant out of her abdomen and learns how to lactate.

 :eek: It occurs to me that nature has used these methods and probably much more that I am blissfully unaware of in the gentle dance of procreation. Humans are getting off light.. mostly.
Angler Fish.
Go on, google it.
Nevermind, got it here for you.

Ducks!

Also, Land snails!

11
Or Kill Me / Re: I R STOOPID
« on: January 12, 2015, 12:01:02 am »
Got it.

It has nothing to do with you as an individual.  I just don't like your kind.
Pixels on a screen posing as Humans?

No.  Humans.  I have extremely good reasons for hating humans...But I don't consider them to be a collection of phosphor dots.  If you think that the people you are talking to are just pixels on a screen, then you are also a wretchedly defective human as well.

Or possibly merely mentally stunted. Children pass through a stage where they are unable to grasp the concept of acting from a distance, or really any sort of theory of mind, so it's possible that people who see other people online as "just pixels on a screen" are just developmentally delayed.
I thought my tongue was in my cheek, but it seems i have bitten it off.
Oh well, at least i cut myself on sharp wits. Just imagine being cut by mere humans. :shudder:

13
Well, I'm done with this planet.

14
Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: January 10, 2015, 01:26:05 am »
Those shootings in France yesterday gave me an idea:

A scatological porno movie about mohammed.  I'm not sure of the details, but possibly it includes a scene with Mohammed and either Jesus or Abraham reenacting "Two Girls One Cup", occuring some time after mohammed's wives leave him and become lesbians because his penis is too small.
Hmm, I like the idea but it is not quite funny enough. Your anger is showing through, and getting angry at a provocative act is letting the terrorists win.

Maybe something more like this?
[TRIGGER WARNING, ARISTOCRAT JOKE WARNING]
http://www.aristocratsjokes.com/


15
The true reason I chose my nickname is finally revealed.



Pages: [1] 2 3 4 ... 199