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by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:56 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The ethics of writing hard science fiction
Replies: 27
Views: 1737

Re: The ethics of writing hard science fiction

A thought occurred to me. What if there are advanced alien civilizations, but they can't observe everything at once? However, they are capable of making extremely advanced inferences from limited information. Wouldn't it be a really bad idea to propagate information that might lead to faulty infere...
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The ethics of writing hard science fiction
Replies: 27
Views: 1737

Re: The ethics of writing hard science fiction

speising wrote:If they are so advanced that they can read our sf, i'd assume they are smart enough not to take it as description of reality, galaxy quest style.


It depends on how much of it, and us, is left to read at the point of reading, I imagine.
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:51 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The ethics of writing hard science fiction
Replies: 27
Views: 1737

The ethics of writing hard science fiction

A thought occurred to me. What if there are advanced alien civilizations, but they can't observe everything at once? However, they are capable of making extremely advanced inferences from limited information. Wouldn't it be a really bad idea to propagate information that might lead to faulty inferen...
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1860: "Communicating"
Replies: 60
Views: 3860

Re: 1860: "Communicating"

The egg is saying that when he uses a word, it means what he wants it to mean, but the listener is hearing, when I hear a word, it means what I want it to mean. I'm not sure whether this is irony or not, but it's amusing.
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Sat Jun 10, 2017 6:44 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Sources for Terrorism Beliefs
Replies: 48
Views: 8819

Re: Sources for Terrorism Beliefs

I mean I fucked up but it was only like 35% potentially avoidable fuck up, and distributed in a really weird way that would have required better tools than I had access to in order to analyze. And I tried to access those tools. And tbh I didn't know where they were. I tried to access them and apply ...
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Sat Jun 10, 2017 6:31 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Sources for Terrorism Beliefs
Replies: 48
Views: 8819

Re: Sources for Terrorism Beliefs

And you're all idiots anyway because I was just trying to understand my dreams and I didn't write them.
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Sat Jun 10, 2017 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Sources for Terrorism Beliefs
Replies: 48
Views: 8819

Re: Sources for Terrorism Beliefs

And if you really cared about my bad communication you would just ask for clarification on one or more points anyway and not just cut off my hand. And if you weren't talking to me directly, you would point out the things you didn't understand so that if I came across whatever you were talking about ...
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Sat Jun 10, 2017 6:19 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Sources for Terrorism Beliefs
Replies: 48
Views: 8819

Re: Sources for Terrorism Beliefs

No, see, I was communicating badly on accident , and then I started trying harder and harder to communicate well, and the harder I tried the less I could communicate, and then I thought that maybe if I started to communicate badly on purpose people would be able to understand me, and it weirdly kind...
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Sat Jun 10, 2017 3:39 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Sources for Terrorism Beliefs
Replies: 48
Views: 8819

Re: Sources for Terrorism Beliefs

My current working theory is that there is a quantum component to consciousness, and that terrorism is caused by a principle of action at a distance in which people in the future try to model terrorist psychology using quantum computers, thus accidentally creating terrorist psychology in the past. B...
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:34 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3221
Views: 535787

Re: What were your dreams last night?

I dreamed I was in a great underground shopping mall, like the mines of Moria in Lord of the Rings. It went down and down and down. Something bad had happened, and they were closing off the lowest area, but I wanted to go down for the sake of nostalgia, because they had a food court there. I knew th...
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Tue Dec 27, 2016 9:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1777: "Dear Diary"
Replies: 7
Views: 1962

Re: Dear Diary

When you use a diary to record magical development it's called a Book of Mirrors.
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Mon Dec 26, 2016 8:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: how do you pronounce 2016?
Replies: 85
Views: 7744

Re: how do you pronounce 2016?

by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Sat Dec 24, 2016 5:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 617977

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

morriswalters wrote:
Assuming you mean a missile interceptor, consider the ramifications. If it works it creates an existential risk for an opponent. It suggests responses like putting nukes in low earth orbit.


Bring back Project Pluto
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 617977

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Vahir wrote:Who writes this crap?


Mostly freelancers :cry:
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Sun Dec 11, 2016 8:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 617977

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I'm ~30% sure (on the basis of conditional probability and possible schizophrenia) that we live in an alt-canon shadowrun universe and these are the events that lead to our version of the UCAS, CAS, State of Quebec, NaN, CaliFree, Tir Tairngire, Aztlan, etc. Next election we lead in to R. Talsorian...
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Sun Dec 11, 2016 7:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 617977

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I'm ~30% sure (on the basis of conditional probability and possible schizophrenia) that we live in an alt-canon shadowrun universe and these are the events that lead to our version of the UCAS, CAS, State of Quebec, NaN, CaliFree, Tir Tairngire, Aztlan, etc.
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Fri Nov 18, 2016 2:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 617977

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

It might also explain (in part) why there wasn't a *huge* anti-Trump turnout among minorities (not that there wasn't some spike); like, the only difference between this guy's brand of racism and Nixon's is that Nixon was smart enough to keep it (mostly) to himself. If you perceive all the candidate...
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Sat Nov 12, 2016 11:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 617977

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Hey, remember when I warned about all of this, explained exactly what was happening, explained what needed to be done to stop it, and you all told me to shut the fuck up and be a good sycophantic minority for your limousine liberal asses? Remember when I said that the electoral college makes tiny m...
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Sat Nov 12, 2016 10:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8159
Views: 1013019

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

I'm leaving the country.
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Sat Nov 12, 2016 10:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 617977

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Hey, remember when I warned about all of this, explained exactly what was happening, explained what needed to be done to stop it, and you all told me to shut the fuck up and be a good sycophantic minority for your limousine liberal asses?
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Wed Nov 09, 2016 7:06 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 617977

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

MartianInvader wrote:Well... I guess Russia and China are the new world superpowers now, and America and Britain are the laughable has-beens.


And it happened while you were in control! So it's your fault!
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:53 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 617977

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

MartianInvader wrote:
Dr34m(4+(h3r wrote:Trump is projected to take Pennsylvania

Who's projecting that? CNN still has it as being counted.


Associated Press
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:47 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 617977

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

WAIT. THERE'S STILL HOPE. TRUMP COULD TURN DOWN THE POSITION.
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:45 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 617977

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

It's not quite over yet, is it? Clinton still wins if she takes Michigan, Pennsylvania, and New Hampshire, unless I'm getting my math wrong? (I'm assuming she also takes Maine and Minnesota, which look pretty likely to go her way). Granted, there's probably a >50% chance Trump wins at least one of ...
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:35 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 617977

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Fuck you I'm a dragon
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:29 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 617977

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

HEY, HERE'S A NOTION. IF YOU NEED TO RIG A PRIMARY JUST TO WIN THE NOMINATION, HOW THE FUCK ARE YOU GOING TO WIN A GENERAL ELECTION IN A FAIR CONTEST?
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:26 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 617977

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Sanders is a better person as a rep than Clinton, I think, but is there that much support far enough left to rebase the party there? Two things: 1. Voter turnout is so low that the people who are engaged with the party currently don't represent the people who would vote in the event of Sanders runn...
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:21 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 617977

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Less superficial language policing and snotty elitism, less false bourgeois values mingling with bourgeois guilt, more substantive socioeconomic solutions.
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:01 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 617977

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Xeio wrote:Unrelated, people are going nuts at Nate Silver on Twitter fire saying to say the race wasn't a sure thing... as though he's responsible for Trump winning by having a model that gave him reasonable odds.


Well, it can be hard to distinguish prophecy from spell
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Wed Nov 09, 2016 5:16 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 617977

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Dr34m(4+(h3r, I dunno, get rich and/or run for president under the theme of revengance? Difficult, when I'm homeless, just got expelled from college, have exhausted and ruined my credit, can't find a job with six degrees, can't find anyone to rent to me, and have alienated and disappointed even my ...
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Wed Nov 09, 2016 5:08 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 617977

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Thesh wrote:Boulder is very progressive, and extremely blue.


Doesn't matter. It's the same type of blue that just lost the election. It's not the type of blue that's compatible with my existence or welfare.
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Wed Nov 09, 2016 5:05 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 617977

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Thesh wrote:Lots of jobs in trending blue counties in the Denver/Boulder area.


Not for me. Never for me.
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Wed Nov 09, 2016 4:57 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 617977

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

LaserGuy wrote:I have extra room at my place in Canada if an American refugee family is looking for a place to stay.


I'm not a family, I'm a trans individual who would rather not get re-educated a second time.
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Wed Nov 09, 2016 4:09 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 617977

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

NO BRADLEY EFFECT. NO BRADLEY EFFECT YOU FUCKS YOU FUCKING FUCKS
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Wed Nov 09, 2016 3:27 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 617977

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I TOLD YOU. YOU FUCKING MURDERED ME
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Wed Nov 09, 2016 2:38 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 617977

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I told you.
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Mon Nov 07, 2016 8:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8159
Views: 1013019

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

I would like a place to live
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Sat Nov 05, 2016 9:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8159
Views: 1013019

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

I'm homeless and have money but nobody will rent to me because I'm transgender and mentally ill. I've been looking for a place to live for almost a month now.
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Fri Nov 04, 2016 12:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I'm the Messiah.
Replies: 32
Views: 4513

Re: I'm the Messiah.

I am the Great Dragon Prophet. Not in the sense that I am a dragon, who is also a Prophet, but in the sense that I am a Prophet about things pertaining to dragons. Ignore my avatar. I bring the good word: the Great Dragon Spirits will award Bonus Points to anyone who does their bidding. These points...
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Thu Nov 03, 2016 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3221
Views: 535787

Re: What were your dreams last night?

I dreamed that rock musicians were necessary to defeat giant monstrous titans, and so that became the new way for them to prove their quality, since the bad ones would get killed and only the good ones would succeed.

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