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Sell the DUP? Their shares must have gone through the roof. Wouldn't surprise me if you could recoup 3 or 4 billion right now.

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Bring and Brag / Re: P3nT's Shoops
« on: July 01, 2017, 08:36:09 pm »
METAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLL!!!!


Sketchfab

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: ITT: Confess your WOO!
« on: June 30, 2017, 07:01:26 pm »
I find it ironic that the simulation hypothesis implies a creator and is, therefore, not compatible with atheism

I suppose they get past that by not defining the programmer as a god, which, really is just moving the goal posts. The end result is the same. Some entity outside our universe created this one.

Simulation does not imply a creator, we could be a biproduct of another system.

The possibilities are pretty much endless but it has to be one of them. And whatever it is, it's weird as fuck.

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: ITT: Confess your WOO!
« on: June 30, 2017, 01:40:39 pm »
What I really like about the simulation hypothesis is not the argument itself, it's the tendency in the reactions of people hearing it to fall into one or two categories - they either instantly believe it cos the mathematical logic is so compelling or they dismiss it as ridiculous.

It strikes me the believers are at an intellectual advantage, in that, although they may be wrong to believe such nonsense, they have displayed an admiral ability to accept what seems like complete nonsense in light of compelling mathematical logic.

And to them who declare, "well it's just too ridiculous", trust me - if it turns out that there are matryoshka simulations regressing near infinitely and even if it doesn't, there's still something at the bottom of the rabbit hole that is fucking weird on a level that would make simulations or gods or discs on elephants on the back of turtles look downright mundane. Being able to wrap your head around ridiculous shit would seem to be a prerequisite to figuring it out.

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Or Kill Me / Re: Look both ways before you cross
« on: June 30, 2017, 09:17:17 am »
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Disagree with freedom of movement? You are racist, doesn't matter your reasons, you are racist, islamaphobic scum.


People can be quick to judge but I have yet to hear an argument against freedom of movement that doesn't play on fear of the other.

What about cheapness? A lot of people pretty openly also seem to be worried that immigrants will benefit from social welfare programs, the cost of which might possibly cause people's taxes to go up a penny

So the immigrants that aren't coming over to steal our jobs are coming over to shit up our social welfare? Still seems based in fear rather than empathy.


Weel, duh! Fear is how the drones are programmed. Brainwashing by empathy doesn't pack the same punch. Brexit had a large racism contingent, yeah but the majority were just shit scared a terrorist was going to sneak through the channel tunnel and kill them in their sleep. The left served this agenda admirably by screeching "Nazi" at them, in that whiny, sanctimonious voice the left are famous for, thus alienating any swing voters and sealing the deal.

Pretty much the same way the left gifted the US election to Trump. :lulz:

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I only enjoyed the Earth getting nuked in one piece of fiction. It was an It became necessary to destroy the village in order to save it sort of thing

I'd prefer the nuke thing to the dying when the oceans turn acid thing.

Alien archeologists might be impressed that we got SOOOO damn angry that we nuked ourselves, but nobody respects a species that drowns in its own shit.

Pretty much this. Right now human civilisation is operating at the level of brewers yeast. It's embarrassing.

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Our SQL database is written in Delta, which is a crippled up version of BASIC used for air conditioning controls.   :lulz:

TGRR,
Sending our neckbeard to go learn Python.  GRIND, CODE-MONKEY, GRIND!

Is Python used industrially?

What is he going to do with the Python? Replace the Delta, or just interface with it?
It's used a lot in data analytics and has eaten into matlabs ridiculous grip on universities.

Well that's cool.

I know a little Python, probably not enough to get paid for doing it. I kind of wish I had taken Computer Science instead of all that industrial bullshit in college. Every now and then I'll search for jobs looking for Python. Usually one or two will pop up, generally web based stuff. Looked just now, and damn if there isn't an "elecromechanical systems engineer" position in the area looking for Python and C#. I'm totally not qualified for it, but it's interesting to see.

When it comes to coding, my advice is - fuck qualifications and just blag it. Best motivator I have found to learn a new language is when I'm on the spot and pretty much need to suss it out by the end of the month or I don't get paid.


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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: ITT: Confess your WOO!
« on: June 28, 2017, 07:52:00 pm »
I hate how people call it a paradox. There's fuck all paradoxical about it if you're prepared to entertain the notion that a half arsed calculation based on a bunch of wild assumptions might have been out by anything from 0 to a zillion

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Techmology and Scientism / Re: Weekly Science Headlines
« on: June 28, 2017, 07:39:42 pm »
Craig Venter hasn't shown up on any of my feeds for a while. Looks like he's been busy 3-d printing biology from his laptop.

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If there is a pandemic, everyone around you is dying and you cannot go outdoors, you can download the vaccine in a couple of seconds from the internet, says Venter. A machine like this in hospitals, homes, and remote areas could revolutionize medicine.


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Or Kill Me / Re: Look both ways before you cross
« on: June 28, 2017, 02:29:26 pm »
I love Corbyn! Prick is a f'kin werewolf in sheep's clothing. Have a look at his appearances before and after the election. From mumbling history teacher to cocky demagogue in the space of a week. Flushed with success. Tripping on a sudden hit of power that spineless little wankers like that are in no way equipped to handle. In years to come that Glastonbury address could go down as the UK's Nuremberg Rally. There's a monster ready to eat this country and send us into civil war. Serious fun and profit up for grabs. Watch this space.

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What I would be marginally more concerned about right now is a radicalised or unstable guy realising that he doesn't even have to rent a van or buy a knife anymore. A packet of matches is all that's needed. That's a significantly lower barrier to entry than making a bomb or renting a van.

Been patiently awaiting Great Fire of London II since I first heard it was the cladding. One might also take into consideration the prime motivator for these renovations in the first place, ie. cosmetic - important people in expensive buildings don't want tatty council housing spoiling their view and messing with their property valuations. Maybe safe materials are a bit uglier and hence the deciding factor?

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David Lammy is suggesting there has been an effort to coverup or play down the number of deaths in Grenfell Towers, to avoid a public riot.  He may be right.

What's definitely a criminal conspiracy is how this cladding, despite being illegal, is so widespread in its usage.  Someone, somewhere, knows why this is the case.  It's not like all these companies independently decided to chance it with the regulations, all at once.  Someone said this was OK or said they wouldn't investigate.

Minitrue was sticking at 17 for the first day and (more than)17 for about the next two iirc. This was well past the point where it was common knowledge that there were at least 70 bodies lying on a slab somewhere. Huffpo mentioned that between 450-500 would require rehomed. Given that more than most of this number had burned to death, I wouldn't think that would have been a pressing concern.

Any word on the numbers yet or are we still sticking to the official - as many as two people with slightly singed eyebrows - line?

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: ITT: Confess your WOO!
« on: June 28, 2017, 08:44:15 am »
I'm pretty sure there is a preponderance of intelligent life in the universe. Probably miles in advance of us talking apes. I also have a sneaking suspicion that our nearest neighboring civilisation is a couple of trillion galaxies away and still bound by the speed of light.

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Yay - our new national anthem is The Sash!  :lulz:

Off to google...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmi2xJn76NE

On the surface it seems innocuous enough but it's when yelled at catholics while you're stomping their face to keep time that it really comes into it's own. I'd advise any tourist visiting our fine nation to whistle this upon entering any pub. You'll either be bought a free drink or killed to death depending on the pub  :evil:

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Techmology and Scientism / Re: Weekly Science Headlines
« on: June 27, 2017, 09:57:05 am »
Mind hacking gets an upgrade

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the study offers new evidence that the neural dimensions of concept representation are universal across people and languages.

Ho ho ho! :evil:

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