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by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:38 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3731
Views: 464998

Re: The Darker Side of the News

I think we should give military grade weaponry to two different groups:

1. People who the government doesn't think should have them
2. People who explicitly don't want guns or other weaponry

The results will partially balance each other out and the extent to which they don't will be very amusing.
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:34 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6114
Views: 851837

Re: Police misbehavior thread

I pointed a knife at a couple of police officers the other day to try to get them to kill me and they didn't even arrest me.
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:14 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3323
Views: 631699

Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Something about Jordan Peterson and a radio signal coming from inside a submarine that was launched from inside a house

Edit: This morning I dreamed I hadn't done a whole lot of homework that I was supposed to do for an online class.
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:11 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Imagine you're an evil dictator...
Replies: 6
Views: 881

Re: Imagine you're an evil dictator...

The same reason dictatorships exist in the first place is the reason a democractic libertarian redistributionist economy would inevitably collapse. I honestly think it's ethological, that there are aspects of the human animal brain that dictate how people behave and that any artificial structure tha...
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:53 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Trying to develop a hard sci fi magick system
Replies: 2
Views: 663

Re: Trying to develop a hard sci fi magick system

I think the fundamental problem is claiming that anything possible in a hard sci fi universe is magick and not technology. What are you supposed to do, summon Maxwell's demon? My understanding is that a modified many-worlds pantheism/panpsychism justifies and explains spirits as emergent or invaria...
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:43 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Trying to develop a hard sci fi magick system
Replies: 2
Views: 663

Trying to develop a hard sci fi magick system

I begin with the following assumptions: 1. That some sort of temporal non-locality is physically possible, which makes Deleuzian/Landian retrocausality and temporal feedback loops possible. 2. That some variant of either Everett or modal realism is true, though probably not Everett or modal realism ...
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1974: "Conversational Dynamics"
Replies: 18
Views: 2063

Re: 1974: "Conversational Dynamics"

I don't think conversation tends towards stupidity, I think it tends towards whatever low information intelligence is compatible with average thinking. It takes a fair modicum of intelligence to be wrong in the way many people on the internet are wrong, and it takes that wrongness becoming popularly...
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1766
Views: 262060

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

It seems that more and more, the consumer pays for the privilege of beta testing the product.
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:52 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Will there be a large US recession in the next 5 years?
Replies: 21
Views: 2550

Re: Will there be a large US recession in the next 5 years?

I kind of hope yellowstone blows soon.
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:09 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The Assumptions of Searle’s Chinese Room Thought Experiment
Replies: 64
Views: 6837

Re: The Assumptions of Searle’s Chinese Room Thought Experiment

[*]But a defining characteristic of our consciousness is that it's unified. We don't experience separate consciousness that are happening in different parts of our brain, or even experience a graininess or "pixelation" of a consciousness that's made up of many smaller parts A healthy pers...
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4875
Views: 378148

Re: Trump presidency

I for one am looking forward to the Shadowrun alt-canon we're all going to live in.
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:15 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8197
Views: 1208097

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

I'm in a shelter now. So in theory that resolves some of my problems. I will give life another try.
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:56 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8197
Views: 1208097

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

I checked both shelters in Waikiki which are known to me. One has no availabilities and the other is a woman’s only shelter that wants $400 a month and will probably kick me out as soon as they figure out I have a dick. If I had a month of leeway in which to find a job I could probably afford $400 a...
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8197
Views: 1208097

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Monika wrote:
Dr34m(4+(h3r wrote:Posting this here:

https://www.youcaring.com/jessicaevans-1061679

Would very much appreciate any help, including reposts to elsewhere.

I reposted it to my tumblr


Thank you! :D
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:30 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8197
Views: 1208097

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Ginger wrote:I donated $11.50. Hopefully that's a bit of Ginger charities for you. <3


<3
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:20 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8197
Views: 1208097

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Posting this here:

https://www.youcaring.com/jessicaevans-1061679

Would very much appreciate any help, including reposts to elsewhere.
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:17 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8197
Views: 1208097

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Looks like I'm going to be a homeless person in Hawaii for the rest of my life.
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:33 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Let's talk about Net Nutrality in 2017
Replies: 119
Views: 10603

Re: Let's talk about Net Nutrality in 2017

There's no real way to determine what the market prefers and thus what to optimize when the market is not free. Well, the market doesn't prefer anything; only people have preferences. Centralized planning is inefficient, I'll grant you, but you will still be able to observe the effects of prices on...
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:36 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Let's talk about Net Nutrality in 2017
Replies: 119
Views: 10603

Re: Let's talk about Net Nutrality in 2017

Thinking about post-net neutrality reminds me of Friedman's observation that central price planning only worked in the Soviet Union because they had a basis for comparison in the free markets of other countries. There's no real way to determine what the market prefers and thus what to optimize when ...
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8197
Views: 1208097

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

The other problem is that even with SSI, I haven't been able to find anyone willing to rent to me or house me long term and it's unlikely that will change much.
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8197
Views: 1208097

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Monika wrote:How can they close a shelter in the winter in Seattle :-(


They opened it again. It's just that with work and other obligations I couldn't check back in and now all the women's beds are full.
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:09 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8197
Views: 1208097

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

I don't have a place to live again, starting at the 1st of December. And with only a month or so remaining until my SSI comes in, if it does come in.
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:57 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Jungian Cross-Cultural Symbols
Replies: 4
Views: 1589

Re: Jungian Cross-Cultural Symbols

There is no universal symbolism. Read Schopenhauer's World as Will and Representation Volume I, his positions on symbolism are better.
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: SCOTUS Biased Against Basic Mathematical Arguments
Replies: 47
Views: 6580

Re: SCOTUS Biased Against Basic Mathematical Arguments

Schopenhauer was right
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:43 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Modern Faustian Bargain
Replies: 68
Views: 6999

Re: Modern Faustian Bargain

Either the presumed magick that a person experiences is real or it isn't. Right by why/how would the person running the simulation know that? You've established that the possibility is binary (which I don't think is even true, but whatever). You haven't presented any argument at all for how a perso...
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:17 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Modern Faustian Bargain
Replies: 68
Views: 6999

Re: Modern Faustian Bargain

Maybe Alzheimer's is what happens when the simulation has so many bugs it has to wipe your memory virtually constantly to stop you noticing: You can recall memories from the distant past (when the simulation was less buggy) but become unable to form new ones... Alternatively, it could be the litera...
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:10 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Modern Faustian Bargain
Replies: 68
Views: 6999

Re: Modern Faustian Bargain

I guess that would make me an ideal first rat through the maze.
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:54 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Modern Faustian Bargain
Replies: 68
Views: 6999

Re: Modern Faustian Bargain

No. You are misremembering (and misspelling) the mandela effect. It is an observation that when people misremember things, they often do so in similar ways. It says something (IMO) about the basic structure of memory. It says nothing about the basic structure of reality. You're misreading me. It sa...
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:31 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Modern Faustian Bargain
Replies: 68
Views: 6999

Re: Modern Faustian Bargain

I dunno man. The Mandala effect proves that people are able to live with the perception of massive unexplained changes without substantively altering their lifestyle, even if they do change their metaphysical views or whatever. It proves no such thing. The Mandala Effect is about people misremember...
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:48 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Modern Faustian Bargain
Replies: 68
Views: 6999

Re: Modern Faustian Bargain

I have a hard time knowing how reported magical experiences would be simulated. Part of me hopes they're just taken literally, but it would have to be very context sensitive. Personally I think any magical experience that happens in private or under unverifiable conditions should have the highest ve...
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:27 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Modern Faustian Bargain
Replies: 68
Views: 6999

Re: Modern Faustian Bargain

I dunno man. The Mandala effect proves that people are able to live with the perception of massive unexplained changes without substantively altering their lifestyle, even if they do change their metaphysical views or whatever. And chaos is probably more quantifiable than we think. Plus, you could a...
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Modern Faustian Bargain
Replies: 68
Views: 6999

Re: Modern Faustian Bargain

It should have been clear from context that it was intuition. Without intuition, discussion is impossible. Don't be a dork. But it was an argument against having to re-create a bunch of other consciousnesses to interact with your copied consciousness to ensure they couldn't realize they were in a s...
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:23 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Modern Faustian Bargain
Replies: 68
Views: 6999

Re: Modern Faustian Bargain

ucim wrote:
Dr34m(4+(h3r wrote:They're guesstimates based on nothing.
Then don't present them as facts. We already have somebody in the White House for that.

This is serious business.

Jose


It should have been clear from context that it was intuition. Without intuition, discussion is impossible. Don't be a dork.
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:55 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Modern Faustian Bargain
Replies: 68
Views: 6999

Re: Modern Faustian Bargain

They're guesstimates based on nothing.
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:57 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Modern Faustian Bargain
Replies: 68
Views: 6999

Re: Modern Faustian Bargain

I meant "artist" in a broader sense than that.
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:29 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Modern Faustian Bargain
Replies: 68
Views: 6999

Re: Modern Faustian Bargain

It's fairly common for great artists to live and die unappreciated and in crushing poverty. Art is not well handled by market forces. Additionally, artists are sensitive. You can torture them in creative ways. If an artist had access to certain resources in life, they may be able to achieve success...
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:31 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Modern Faustian Bargain
Replies: 68
Views: 6999

Re: Modern Faustian Bargain

Clearly the original has an organic body, and the clone does not. The one with the organic body is the original. Right. Now how do you discern this, proving at the same time that your perception is sound. Even if I wanted a slave, I don't necessarily want any particular consciousness embedded in it...
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:08 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Modern Faustian Bargain
Replies: 68
Views: 6999

Re: Modern Faustian Bargain

This is basically like selling a child into slavery? You create a new person (or something techno-magical that rather resembles a new person), then you sell it off. Right It seems rather straightforward: no, you shouldn't be a buyer or a seller. And people who do anyway should go to to jail? I'm no...
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:07 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Modern Faustian Bargain
Replies: 68
Views: 6999

Re: Modern Faustian Bargain

So, here are the premises: 1. It will be possible to simulate human level intelligence in our lifetimes 2. It will be possible to use brain scanning technology to clone the patterns of conscious personality that compose a human being within our lifetimes 3. Regulation regarding this will move more ...
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Modern Faustian Bargain
Replies: 68
Views: 6999

Re: Modern Faustian Bargain

Mutex wrote:Are you implying the clone in the computer would be living in a virtual world identical to Earth? Otherwise, seems like it would be pretty easy to tell.


Sorry, that was an unstated premise. I probably should have stated it, huh?

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