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Or Kill Me / Re: An analysis of 2006: Discordianism and the Pagans
« on: March 31, 2007, 05:28:03 pm »
fucking SWOTE post, Cain. Having not been there for the 2006 MW hoodeehoo it's really nice to read a report of it. It sounds like it was a hell of a ride.

You asshats make me proud.

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: cereal induced BIP thought
« on: March 31, 2007, 03:20:41 pm »
Interesting thoughts. Douglas Hofstadter wrote a good column once called "who shoves whom around in the careenium". If I recall correctly it was about just that - the idea that all our personal thoughts are kind of like little intelligences. And they have a certain degree of natural selection that goes on before they manifest. The article was written as a socratic dialogue between Achilles and the Tortoise, who Hofstadter envisioned as elements of his personality.

Also as I recall, the point of the article was about how thoughts might occur and evolve in a very deterministic way. Consciousness, Hofstadter argued, arises from this high degree of complexity. Lots of different Me's all vying to be on top.

Being an AI researcher he really wanted to understand the mechanics of how thoughts become real. I think its cool to envision all the different people on this board discussing the BIP as similar to these little mental modules, disagreeing and producing synergy and creativity from recombonation. We collectively have an intelligence, voice, tone, recurring thoughts, etc, which is composed of numerous individuals all blending in enormous complexity, producing an intelligence which is somewhat external to each of us.

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Don't ever let them see you cheat.
« on: March 31, 2007, 01:29:34 am »
Just so you know, a couple of US universities are trying to build quantum processors that send information to another processor in a parallel to increase computing ability.  It will be the biggest technological leap since the microchip, if it works, never mind the alternate realities business.  Assuming they get one with a compatible chip and laws of physics like ours.

Go back to arguing now.

That sounds really cool. Is there an article somewhere about this?

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Principia Discussion / Re: HIMEOBS ---> Dead.
« on: March 30, 2007, 04:55:00 pm »

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Recreation Time for the Inmates
« on: March 30, 2007, 04:38:38 pm »
People would ask Tim Leary what to do once they've turned on tuned in & dropped out.

His advice: "Find the others."

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« on: March 30, 2007, 01:56:11 am »
from ign


'Sephiroth' and 'Reno', arrested for Murder in germany

January 16, 2007 - It seems that flavour of the week right now is covering videogame-related injuries, deaths and misdemeanours. Now, according to a translated report by Expatica, two 15 year old teenagers in Germany have been arrested for murder.

Although not mentioned in the initial translation, it has now been revealed that the two teens used the aliases 'Sepheroth' and 'Reno' - taken from the iconic Final Fantasy VII characters. They allegedly stabbed a couple to death in their home. They were arrested after kidnapping a female friend and holding her hostage for an hour before giving themselves up.

The damning part of this whole incident, beyond the tragic and gruesome nature of the crimes, is that the broader media caught wind that the teens had a copy of Final Fantasy VII installed on their computer.

In Germany, Final Fantasy VII is now being referred to as a 'Killerspiele'; which translates as 'killer game'. Now not even the sacred Final Fantasy brand name is free from the taint of violent crime.

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Or Kill Me / Re: My War
« on: March 30, 2007, 12:29:08 am »
Blowing a child to smithereens is not arté─Â

But I think we can all agree that is pornography.

and child pornography at that

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Don't ever let them see you cheat.
« on: March 29, 2007, 06:07:35 pm »
ahhh here we go again  :p

I propose the word to Bhode as a description of what TGGR is doing here.

This does not Bhode well for AKK I think

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Apple Talk / Re: nOOb intro. Dont read if noobs bore you.
« on: March 29, 2007, 05:59:04 pm »
Yeah I came in without too much hubbub. Some people made fun of my avatar for looking like a girl. *shrug* That's about it, really. The secret is that I spent a lot of time lurking and getting a feel for the board before I decided to start posting, so acclimating to the tone here wasn't too hard.

and uhhhh I lived happily ever after



EDIT: people thought I was an alt? hah, never knew that

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Literate Chaotic / Re: The Haiku Game
« on: March 29, 2007, 05:25:12 pm »
This thread cannot die
it lives despite fogey hate
n00bs, resuscitate!

NT: in the style of Dr. Seuss

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Meme Bomb Refinement
« on: March 29, 2007, 05:04:53 pm »
When I posted all that jazz on the wiki I tried to err on the side of including too much, rather than inadvertently leaving out something cool. Somebody that has time should really do some pruning.

Now that I think of it, it might be good to include a link on the meme bomb page to the wikipedia May 1968 (or whatever it was) article


Professor Cramulus
no time at the present

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Apple Talk / Re: nOOb intro. Dont read if noobs bore you.
« on: March 29, 2007, 03:39:23 pm »
 :lulz:

yeah we're going to accept Payne into our collective with no questions asked, basically just to piss off you, AKK, et al

Although iirc, Hunter did flame him before he had even posted.

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Or Kill Me / Re: Freedom and rights: some thoughts
« on: March 28, 2007, 08:15:30 pm »
Also, I am fond of the term "achalasiac". Google it. 8)

I did. And Okay this is the sexiest thing evar--

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Professor Cramulus
Popping at least ten Boners

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Apple Talk / Re: nOOb intro. Dont read if noobs bore you.
« on: March 28, 2007, 07:05:03 pm »
Welcome Payne!

My chat will be boring and inane.

thank gawd. It'll be a pleasant change from the sparkling gems of personality you'll find around here.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: The Haiku Game
« on: March 28, 2007, 01:48:57 pm »
Boogers are so gross
that I don't want to write a
haiku about them

NT: MSPAINT

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