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Techmology and Scientism / Re: Microsoft enters the AR space
« on: January 23, 2015, 11:06:55 pm »
AR's been around for donkeys but the wearable display is the quantum leap. Not having to reach into your pocket and tap a screen to access your computation will make it seamless. No line of demarcation between meatspace and cyberspace, they'll essentially be the same thing from this point forward.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Explaining eris
« on: January 23, 2015, 10:41:44 am »
What the actual fuck is this thread? :roll:

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Techmology and Scientism / Re: Microsoft enters the AR space
« on: January 23, 2015, 09:52:09 am »
That application sounds like fun, but I'm still waiting for the technology that translates subvocalizations to readable text so that we can have functional telepathy. Phone texting approaches it, but isn't quite there.

Sounds like voodoo to me. Last I heard they were still working on vocal-vocalizations. The last couple of years have covered a lot of ground on that front but there's still a ways to go in understanding context and following conversational threads. Are you talking about some research you know or is the subvocalization thing still strictly scifi?

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I had to get that out of my head.


Sometimes a problem shared is a problem multiplied :argh!:

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: "Stupid wingnut says something stupid" thread
« on: January 22, 2015, 12:03:29 pm »
We mass produce terrorists, globally by setting up near perfect incubator conditions and then act all shocked cos terrorism, resulting in enacting "combative" measures which specifically act as accelerators, nitro boost for your global terrorism production apparatus.

Given that this terrorism generation effort is more effective than any other measure I could envisage, either our collective agenda is to replace every man woman and child on earth with either a terrorist or a smoldering corpse put there by a terrorist or else the powers that be really are dumber than a sack of particularly intellectually challenged shit.

I'm not sure which explanation I find more horrifying  :eek:

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Techmology and Scientism / Microsoft enters the AR space
« on: January 22, 2015, 09:20:19 am »
http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2015/01/hands-on-with-hololens-making-the-virtual-real/

Truth be told I'm much more interested in AR than VR. Whilst VR will be cool for gaming and entertainment, AR has the potential to be a genuine cognitive upgrade, integrating our meatware with cloud AI much more tightly than screens and keyboard allow.

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Literate Chaotic / Singularity/Uploading Brony fashion
« on: January 21, 2015, 09:37:13 pm »
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“Out in the physical world, you lived in a lawful universe of subatomic particles and nothing else. You were built by an optimization process called evolution that only cared about reproductive fitness and didn’t care about what you wanted. The universe did not care about your continued existence, your happiness or your satisfaction. In that uncaring universe, your thoughts formed deterministically as photon hit eye which caused neuron to carry charge to other neuron.
“But now,” she said, standing tall and regal, “You live in a universe in which the rules care about your satisfaction.

I'm hating myself for enjoying this but it has a "Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom" vibe to it, only with fucking Ponies. A hilarious take on paper clip optimisers, only with a more benign, human-centric goal set. Mostly involving friendship and ponies  :lulz:

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Or Kill Me / Re: Thinking Discordian for brain hygiene
« on: January 17, 2015, 11:35:47 am »
I always found getting outrageously drunk on fine scotch and trolling the shit out of someone, IRL or online, works for me.

On the topic of doing something difficult and fun, I've been looking at fencing classes.  There is a fencing studio literally five minutes walk away, with 4 weekly sessions.  I'll admit my preferences in swordplay run more towards the ARMA "bash them in the face with your pommel, kick them in the balls and stab them while they're crying on the ground" method, but a more...refined approach could be interesting.

If you're going to carry a sword, it's prolly best to have the whole Assassin's Creed repertoire down 

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Or Kill Me / Re: Thinking Discordian for brain hygiene
« on: January 16, 2015, 08:12:20 pm »


..get better!

Do more difficult shit for more fun

Get more better

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Marmite doesn't do the tingle but it's a fucking horrific "normal" taste that I haven't experienced anywhere apart from those Victory V losenges. Soy sauce I love. Cook with it all the time.

The thing that weirds me out a bit is I've never heard a single other account of this tingle effect. Maybe it's psychosomatic  :eek:

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Fuck if I know. It's not just chinese. Happens from time to time with other things, there's a brand of protein bar f'rinstance they used to sell down the gym, but it happens so often with chinese that I just don't bother anymore. Exception being one upmarket restaurant in Stirling where the food is so good it makes the takeaway shit look like some kind of obscene parody.

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Most chinese food does a weird thing in my mouth. Not an allergic reaction, per se but a kind of really fucked up odd thing that's more like licking a battery than a taste. Maybe it's just coincidence and chinese food regularly contains some other ingredient or additive that's doing this or maybe it's some additive in the MSG but I hate it.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« on: January 16, 2015, 11:59:01 am »
It's refreshing to know this but, at the same time it merely invalidates the "...but" clause. For me the "...but" clause was never valid anyway. I'm a kind of nazi when it comes to free speech and causing offence. Especially when causing offence to people who deserve more than anyone to be offended. If a belief system is so threadbare and weak that it must be protected by violence from any criticism or satire then it deserves to be criticized and satirized to death.

Shit ideas should not be respected and venerated. If they are, we end up in the situation we're in. Mindless drones blowing the piss out of journalists because their choice of irrational fiction says so.

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I've been saying for years, the people making the decisions have no idea how the technology works that they're making decisions about. I can see this because IT is my field but now I'm wondering if this disparity is across the board. Would certainly explain a hell of a lot  :horrormirth:

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Being a douchebag and getting banned. If there's anything more meaningful in life then I honestly don't have time for it

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