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by SlashThred
Sat Nov 13, 2010 6:17 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Kinect driver competition
Replies: 12
Views: 1787

Re: Kinect driver competition

I'm stoked for this. I'll be picking one up to put into a robot. Cheap depth perception ftw! Any dual camera setup will get you some depth perception. Add a 3rd camera, and now youve got a whole nother axis of data. Triocular vision, ftw! (I'm working on a 2d slam setup from just distance sensors m...
by SlashThred
Sat Oct 30, 2010 2:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: On Bashing Chiropractic
Replies: 24
Views: 3393

Re: On Bashing Chiropractic

Well, at least in Australia I know you have to have a University degree to put chiropractor on your card. I know this because a close friend of mine, who's 35, is a chiropractor. Accordingly, he attended most of the same classes that physiotherapists attend and many doctors attend. He can name all o...
by SlashThred
Wed Oct 27, 2010 1:17 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is pornography only for people over 18?
Replies: 55
Views: 20942

Re: Is pornography only for people over 18?

name99 wrote:As I said, whatever a logical person prefers is what's best for him. He can evaluate his emotions and motivations and decide which choice is most profitable for him.

Well I wasn't going to post in this thread again, but:
<Implying people are logical?>
by SlashThred
Thu Oct 21, 2010 8:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Making the world a weirder place
Replies: 1920
Views: 175588

Re: Making the world a weirder place

There was a Uni election! I spent all day conning people into voting for the only party that was campaigning.
I didn't vote.
by SlashThred
Sat Sep 18, 2010 10:51 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Preserving Native Cultures: Respectful or Racism?
Replies: 41
Views: 8130

Re: Preserving Native Cultures: Respectful or Racism?

This isn't comparable to telling a Christian "Jesus wasn't really a god, you know," this is comparable to telling a Christian believer in divine-healing, "praying won't cure that snakebite, you have to get antivenom or you'll die." And what do you think the response will be in t...
by SlashThred
Sun Sep 12, 2010 2:12 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: The Flood versus EVERYTHING
Replies: 184
Views: 47726

Re: The Flood versus EVERYTHING

I don't know... Forerunner architecture seemed practically designed so that it was easier for the flood to scramble around the nooks and crannies galore. Plus, clearly they all had terrible aim too. I mean, why not just use the teleporting systems they had to just automatically teleport all of the F...
by SlashThred
Sun Sep 05, 2010 12:28 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Freewill [Philosophy]
Replies: 189
Views: 28080

Re: Freewill [Philosophy]

Slashthred, I am arguing a pretty basic thing. Objective is without outside influence to the state of the object ("the real world"), primarily your own but could be foreign things to the situation. This is pretty easy to imagine as impossible for a human, in this we agree. I'm sorry, but ...
by SlashThred
Sun Sep 05, 2010 2:44 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Freewill [Philosophy]
Replies: 189
Views: 28080

Re: Freewill [Philosophy]

In this scenario, "subjective" and "objective" becomes intertwined at some points. You do not live subjectively or objectively, both of those concepts are illusions also. Ok. For the sake of this then, what exactly is subjective, and what is objective? I'm looking for a strict d...
by SlashThred
Sat Sep 04, 2010 9:59 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Freewill [Philosophy]
Replies: 189
Views: 28080

Re: Freewill [Philosophy]

Ok, you're claiming that you exist outside the word, but because you live in it subjectively rather than objectively there is no way to prove it. You do not live subjectively or objectively, both of those concepts are illusions also. No, I really can't fight that. "Here is a carrot. It looks l...
by SlashThred
Fri Sep 03, 2010 3:22 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Freewill [Philosophy]
Replies: 189
Views: 28080

Re: Freewill [Philosophy]

Yes, you're right that I'm reacting to the idea of an unfree will. I also understand what you are saying about free and unfree will being an illusion. This is my point about "I" not being well defined. Sure I am the collection of atoms in me. But these atoms are just another part of the e...
by SlashThred
Wed Sep 01, 2010 3:15 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Freewill [Philosophy]
Replies: 189
Views: 28080

Re: Freewill [Philosophy]

The irony of that, is if they believe that there is no point in anything, so they choose to do nothing, they're only choosing to do nothing because they've been programmed to do so, so you might as well keep doing whatever makes you happy, as doing nothing just to say "Stick it" to any po...
by SlashThred
Wed Sep 01, 2010 3:07 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is pornography only for people over 18?
Replies: 55
Views: 20942

Re: Is pornography only for people over 18?

I don't know the drug war prohibition example. I'm from Australia which may be influencing the way I see how government works. Coincidentally, they recently banned bikey groups larger than eight here. That knee-jerk thing is unfortunately the status quo. I'm talking should here, if you were talking ...
by SlashThred
Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:14 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is pornography only for people over 18?
Replies: 55
Views: 20942

Re: Is pornography only for people over 18?

But please, don't justify restrictions on children with arguments that can support restrictions on anybody (e. g. outlawing smoking: the government doesn't condone cigarettes). I'm not justifying them. I'm saying why (I think) they're in place. Whether or not it's ethical isn't an issue for me. Fra...
by SlashThred
Tue Aug 31, 2010 9:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Childish Questions
Replies: 66
Views: 7735

Re: Childish Questions

How come age and curiosity are inversely proportional? Because some people are naturally curious, whereas other people simply don't know lots of things as children, giving the appearace of curiosity but once they know enough to survive they no longer ask questions... The above statement isn't cited...
by SlashThred
Tue Aug 31, 2010 3:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Childish Questions
Replies: 66
Views: 7735

Re: Childish Questions

One of the questions that used bothered me was: If God is real, why aren't I God? How come age and curiosity are inversely proportional? Because some people are naturally curious, whereas other people simply don't know lots of things as children, giving the appearace of curiosity but once they know ...
by SlashThred
Tue Aug 31, 2010 1:43 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Atheist = Second-Class Citizen
Replies: 200
Views: 28445

Re: Atheist = Second-Class Citizen

It's for that reason that when anyone asks me if I'm an atheist, I say no. "I'm an absurdist. I don't believe in anything, but currently hold the view that nothing is verifiable other than the impossibility of skiing through revolving doors." I am an ex-Christian and previously a borderlin...
by SlashThred
Tue Aug 31, 2010 1:22 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is pornography only for people over 18?
Replies: 55
Views: 20942

Re: Is pornography only for people over 18?

The question is, does it have a statistically relevant harmful effect on certain age groups? If the answer is yes, then the arbitrary nature of any given age limit doesn't exclude the ethical necessity to draw a line somewhere. Age of consent laws for actual sexual activities are arbitrary too, but...
by SlashThred
Tue Aug 31, 2010 1:04 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Freewill [Philosophy]
Replies: 189
Views: 28080

Re: Freewill [Philosophy]

I think it's hilarious that "this debate" seems to be mostly about "What's this debate about?" I'm going to take it a step further and say that this debate should be about what this debate should be about what this debate should be about. No, I won't. That's a silly idea. My pref...
by SlashThred
Sun Aug 22, 2010 7:07 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2010
Replies: 170
Views: 18532

Re: Australian Federal Election 2010

Accordingly, all of the Independents have said that they'll be forming a block when it comes to voting... Therefore, they aren't really independent and need a new name!
by SlashThred
Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:14 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: An Introduction to Java? Hn.
Replies: 12
Views: 1972

Re: An Introduction to Java? Hn.

Last semester, we also used PLATE, which was a pain the the arse, but was really ok because it was also human marked, and if you kept submitting until PLATE gave you full marks, unless you spoofed, you were pretty much guaranteed full marks for the task. Fortunately, it automatically seeded your ran...
by SlashThred
Wed Aug 18, 2010 3:42 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: An Introduction to Java? Hn.
Replies: 12
Views: 1972

An Introduction to Java? Hn.

I'm a student at Uni, doing this subject called "Applications Programming" which is pretty much basic Java OOP stuff. We've been given an assignment, that I won't describe, because I'm less interested in it, and more interested in the manner in which it is marked. All of our marking is don...

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