« on: December 01, 2016, 04:38:55 pm »
Does anybody else want to ask this thing "Why does the Porridge Bird lay his egg in the air?"
I hope she gets diverticulitis and all her poop kills her.
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Artificial intelligence has been routinely portrayed with the inability to grasp irrational human concepts like humor, metaphors, and spontaneous creativity.
I'm guessing these will be among the first things we see in emergent machines.
I've been getting bits and pieces. Lot of cash is being flung at it and I've no idea what they're even talking about half the time. They built something called d-wave that (apparently) is or isn't a quantum computer depending on who you listen to.
Tsunamis in weird places aside, I'm just thinking of what will happen to offshore drilling rigs.
One thing interstellar colonization has going for it over planetary scale is that the plausible returns from an interaction with an alien civilization are by necessity not the same kind of resource grabbing nonsense we saw on earth. It is wildly idiotic to waste so much time, energy, and money stealing raw resources out from under the little green men, as opposed to mining in our own system in an inhospitable environment. it's also laughably unlikely that we will be able to infect one another with anything, or even use each other as food. If life on earth was partially or wholly seeded from outside sources, it becomes more plausible that we could be a little bit like whatever we meet out there, at least on the molecular level, but even then it's rare enough for a disease to jump between two different mammals, the differences between planets would be enormous.
Personally, I do think that dropping bacteria bombs on planets with small scale existing ecosystems would be a catastrophe. I think that interacting with intelligent life, should we ever be lucky enough to stumble upon it, is completely inevitable and as such it's more important to focus on getting that interaction right than deciding whether or not we should. It only takes one person to open their mouth, after all, and an entire planet to keep quiet.
One thing that not a lot of people realize is that carbon is very likely the only molecule that can serve as a basis for life, because of its unique bond number. So, if we encounter other life forms, it is very likely that they will also be carbon-based. A lot of what forms "life" is simply reliant on universal properties of atoms.
In short, we will probably be able to eat them, and vise versa.
I'll give you this mate: I think you've got about 20 IQ points on Shandor. Not that it's doing you a whole mess of good right now, but hey. I was a fucking moron on PD.com for my first year and a half. Now I'm only a minor nincompoop.
It's one thing to call someone an idiot; it's another to dismantle their arguments.
That is correct. I assure you that most people here are quite aware of the difference, and have made a conscientious decision to do the former.
The latter is more work and tends to have the same end result as the former. Especially if they are an idiot.
They hate Gays.
Even the fucking Allied Powers hated gays. They bullied Alan Turing into killing himself, and not with lame insults either, by fucking drugging him.
Well, that certainly excuses Trump, doesn't it?
QuoteDonald Trump is the president that America has earned.
More like the president that white America has earned.
They hate Gays.