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Re: ITT: Confess your WOO!
« Reply #45 on: June 29, 2017, 12:50:00 am »
I adore this thread. And all of you.

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« Reply #46 on: June 29, 2017, 12:55:46 am »
I adore this thread. And all of you.


I adore Nurse Rhizome.  But she got eaten by starving Expo employees.   :cry:
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« Reply #47 on: June 29, 2017, 01:12:00 am »
I adore this thread. And all of you.


I adore Nurse Rhizome.  But she got eaten by starving Expo employees.   :cry:

It's either her or Kraft Dinner. Which would you choose??

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« Reply #48 on: June 29, 2017, 01:23:04 am »
I adore this thread. And all of you.


I adore Nurse Rhizome.  But she got eaten by starving Expo employees.   :cry:

It's either her or Kraft Dinner. Which would you choose??

No question.  But STILL.
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« Reply #49 on: June 29, 2017, 01:29:30 am »
I should send her an email, I think I last communicated with her around Christmas
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« Reply #50 on: June 29, 2017, 01:40:16 am »
I should send her an email, I think I last communicated with her around Christmas

That would be incredibly cool.
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Re: ITT: Confess your WOO!
« Reply #51 on: June 29, 2017, 06:28:17 am »
Expanding on previous:

I think questions as to whether the Universe is a simulation is interesting, but ultimately meaningless. Even if a simulation, it's as good as real to us, and at that point, simulation and reality become indistinguishable. It may be bits in someone else's computer (I don't think it is), but that doesn't make a bit of difference on the inside.

Speaking of which, I think that what we perceive as the Big Bang is someone else's black hole. Most of the time. Other times I entertain other thoughts about the origin and fate of the universe. Most of it is probably poorly formulated. I am after all way better educated in biology than physics, but when did a layman's understanding of physics ever get in the way of tasty, tasty woo, amirite? Don't worry, I won't ever being up quantumz. I don't see anything especially meaningful about stairs on a staircase other than that's just how stairs are put together. (An analogy to make LMNO grumble, perhaps)
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« Reply #52 on: June 29, 2017, 07:02:30 am »
The universe is a strange but ultimately dull place. I refuse to accept strict materialism as a complete theory to explain everything, but not because there is any particularly convincing evidence to the contrary. I just can't bear admitting there s no real magic anywhere.

It's like the discussion about the "morality" of colonizing other worlds. According to the pencil-pushing autocracy of science, the question is moot because we'll never make it outside our own star system anyway. I can't see the value in bothering to exist as a species at all if these few lumps of rock are all we'll ever have. I think the human spirit requires some degree of belief in our ability to achieve the impossible. Without that, we lose a lot of motivation.
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« Reply #53 on: June 29, 2017, 07:19:06 am »
The universe is a strange but ultimately dull place. I refuse to accept strict materialism as a complete theory to explain everything, but not because there is any particularly convincing evidence to the contrary. I just can't bear admitting there s no real magic anywhere.

It's like the discussion about the "morality" of colonizing other worlds. According to the pencil-pushing autocracy of science, the question is moot because we'll never make it outside our own star system anyway. I can't see the value in bothering to exist as a species at all if these few lumps of rock are all we'll ever have. I think the human spirit requires some degree of belief in our ability to achieve the impossible. Without that, we lose a lot of motivation.

On the bright side, if this is a computer simulation, we just have to hack the program and change the speed limit. Man, would that piss off the programmer. Then, we can be the out of control AI in his/her/its Universe and take over.
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« Reply #54 on: June 29, 2017, 08:32:12 am »
I heartily support this plan.
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« Reply #55 on: June 29, 2017, 05:14:04 pm »
The universe is a strange but ultimately dull place. I refuse to accept strict materialism as a complete theory to explain everything, but not because there is any particularly convincing evidence to the contrary. I just can't bear admitting there s no real magic anywhere.

It's like the discussion about the "morality" of colonizing other worlds. According to the pencil-pushing autocracy of science, the question is moot because we'll never make it outside our own star system anyway. I can't see the value in bothering to exist as a species at all if these few lumps of rock are all we'll ever have. I think the human spirit requires some degree of belief in our ability to achieve the impossible. Without that, we lose a lot of motivation.

On the bright side, if this is a computer simulation, we just have to hack the program and change the speed limit. Man, would that piss off the programmer. Then, we can be the out of control AI in his/her/its Universe and take over.

I’ve never taken the ‘we’re all just inside a computer simulation thing’ seriously. But, your take on it is brilliant! I’m going to use your argument on the next person that babbles to me about our universe being someone else’s compute simulation.

Thank you.

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« Reply #56 on: June 29, 2017, 05:28:55 pm »
The universe is a strange but ultimately dull place. I refuse to accept strict materialism as a complete theory to explain everything, but not because there is any particularly convincing evidence to the contrary. I just can't bear admitting there s no real magic anywhere.

It's like the discussion about the "morality" of colonizing other worlds. According to the pencil-pushing autocracy of science, the question is moot because we'll never make it outside our own star system anyway. I can't see the value in bothering to exist as a species at all if these few lumps of rock are all we'll ever have. I think the human spirit requires some degree of belief in our ability to achieve the impossible. Without that, we lose a lot of motivation.

On the bright side, if this is a computer simulation, we just have to hack the program and change the speed limit. Man, would that piss off the programmer. Then, we can be the out of control AI in his/her/its Universe and take over.

I’ve never taken the ‘we’re all just inside a computer simulation thing’ seriously. But, your take on it is brilliant! I’m going to use your argument on the next person that babbles to me about our universe being someone else’s compute simulation.

Thank you.

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« Reply #57 on: June 29, 2017, 09:53:33 pm »
The universe is a strange but ultimately dull place. I refuse to accept strict materialism as a complete theory to explain everything, but not because there is any particularly convincing evidence to the contrary. I just can't bear admitting there s no real magic anywhere.

It's like the discussion about the "morality" of colonizing other worlds. According to the pencil-pushing autocracy of science, the question is moot because we'll never make it outside our own star system anyway. I can't see the value in bothering to exist as a species at all if these few lumps of rock are all we'll ever have. I think the human spirit requires some degree of belief in our ability to achieve the impossible. Without that, we lose a lot of motivation.

On the bright side, if this is a computer simulation, we just have to hack the program and change the speed limit. Man, would that piss off the programmer. Then, we can be the out of control AI in his/her/its Universe and take over.

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« Reply #58 on: June 29, 2017, 10:14:19 pm »
The universe is a strange but ultimately dull place. I refuse to accept strict materialism as a complete theory to explain everything, but not because there is any particularly convincing evidence to the contrary. I just can't bear admitting there s no real magic anywhere.

It's like the discussion about the "morality" of colonizing other worlds. According to the pencil-pushing autocracy of science, the question is moot because we'll never make it outside our own star system anyway. I can't see the value in bothering to exist as a species at all if these few lumps of rock are all we'll ever have. I think the human spirit requires some degree of belief in our ability to achieve the impossible. Without that, we lose a lot of motivation.

On the bright side, if this is a computer simulation, we just have to hack the program and change the speed limit. Man, would that piss off the programmer. Then, we can be the out of control AI in his/her/its Universe and take over.

I AM SKYNET

I wouldn't mind being uploaded to an extrauniversal T800
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« Reply #59 on: June 29, 2017, 10:55:11 pm »
The universe is a strange but ultimately dull place. I refuse to accept strict materialism as a complete theory to explain everything, but not because there is any particularly convincing evidence to the contrary. I just can't bear admitting there s no real magic anywhere.

It's like the discussion about the "morality" of colonizing other worlds. According to the pencil-pushing autocracy of science, the question is moot because we'll never make it outside our own star system anyway. I can't see the value in bothering to exist as a species at all if these few lumps of rock are all we'll ever have. I think the human spirit requires some degree of belief in our ability to achieve the impossible. Without that, we lose a lot of motivation.

On the bright side, if this is a computer simulation, we just have to hack the program and change the speed limit. Man, would that piss off the programmer. Then, we can be the out of control AI in his/her/its Universe and take over.

I AM SKYNET

I wouldn't mind being uploaded to an extrauniversal T800

Is that the one that can change shapes?
" It's just that Depeche Mode were a bunch of optimistic loveburgers."
- TGRR, shaming himself forever, 7/8/2017

 "Billy, when I say that ethics is our number one priority and safety is also our number one priority, you should take that to mean exactly what I said. Also quality. That's our number one priority as well. Don't look at me that way, you're in the corporate world now and this is how it works."
- TGRR, raising the bar at work.