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by Keybounce
Tue Feb 16, 2010 7:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90010
Views: 7813129

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Wouldn't the retail version be just as much of a nag?

(biased mac user here)
by Keybounce
Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90010
Views: 7813129

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Well, it seems that you read it, and cared enough to respond, so ...

wait a sec ... does that mean I'm a fool? :-)
by Keybounce
Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90010
Views: 7813129

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Why does this thread keep growing?
by Keybounce
Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90010
Views: 7813129

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Yeah...I remember home computers starting to become common. I remember 5" floppies. 8 inch! The big mothers. Oddly, I think they held less. Much less. But then, I remember as the 5.25 inch floppies held more and more data, going from 35x9x256 to 35x10x256 to 40x10x256 to 40x13x256 (Apple ]['s ...
by Keybounce
Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90010
Views: 7813129

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

RT: Last night was my first shift working for kgb_. I'm curious how much you make. I took a look, but it looks like you only get paid 10 cents per answer -- so even if you do 60 in an hour, that's only $6.00, on 1099 -- which works out to be about $5.50-$5.75 W2 equivalent. That's not even minimum ...
by Keybounce
Sat Jan 30, 2010 7:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90010
Views: 7813129

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Boy, this is an interesting (and long :-) thread.
by Keybounce
Wed Dec 30, 2009 4:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0609: "Tab Explosion"
Replies: 176
Views: 50288

Re: "Tab Explosion" Discussion

Bumpity. Two addons that might solve this tabsplosion problem. 1: Taboo (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/5756?src=api) 2. Read it later (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/7661?src=api) Haven't played with taboo at all; just started with RiL. More as I play and see how wel...
by Keybounce
Wed Dec 09, 2009 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0657: "Movie Narrative Charts"
Replies: 337
Views: 128739

Re: "Movie Narrative Charts" Discussion

I was actually thinking of "Back to the Future".
by Keybounce
Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0657: "Movie Narrative Charts"
Replies: 337
Views: 128739

Re: "Movie Narrative Charts" Discussion

Does it do time loops?
by Keybounce
Thu Dec 03, 2009 5:19 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Meat. Eating it. Is it alright to?
Replies: 413
Views: 41785

Re: Meat. Eating it. Is it alright to?

Vegetarians live incorrectly. If you only eat plants(which are also living by the way, there is no difference between eating plants and eating animals), you are consuming a sugar called "cellulose" which we don't possess the enzymes to utilize. Therefore, we can't extract energy from plan...
by Keybounce
Mon Nov 30, 2009 7:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0657: "Movie Narrative Charts"
Replies: 337
Views: 128739

Re: "Movie Narrative Charts" Discussion

This is all wrong! All wrong! You're missing Back To The Future, Randall! Oh, yes. Do all 3 in one chart. Include the DeLorian in all its repetitions. That will be fun. ... and naturally, two pages later, someone does :-). Thank you! --- Seriously, this is something I wish I had when I was trying t...
by Keybounce
Tue Nov 24, 2009 7:02 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: can "nothing" exist?
Replies: 122
Views: 43079

Re: can "nothing" exist?

I hate to ask, but what is a non-local hidden variable? More to the point, if you have global hidden variables in "the physical world", then does it make sense to ask "Are those global hiddens another name for 'God'?". (Probably belongs in a philosophy of God thread, but I didn't...
by Keybounce
Tue Nov 24, 2009 5:10 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is Google too powerful?
Replies: 48
Views: 8748

Re: Is Google too powerful?

And I fail to see what's so amazing about gmail. It's an email client. How amazing can your email be? once you have threaded email conversations, all other email clients are unusably horrendous. Actually, it is the tagging-based, rather than folder-based, feature that is the other key part to me. A...
by Keybounce
Wed Nov 18, 2009 6:55 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: A Question of Evidence: Aliens vs. God
Replies: 85
Views: 10650

Re: A Question of Evidence: Aliens vs. God

scientists firmly believe that there is a supreme being scientists are convinced that the lack of evidence makes it ludicrous to assume that there IS life out in the universe Fixed. No. Take another look at that message of mine. Maybe I wasn't clear enough. I went back to the OP, and took the origi...
by Keybounce
Wed Nov 18, 2009 7:38 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is Google too powerful?
Replies: 48
Views: 8748

Re: Is Google too powerful?

Maybe Google wants to get into the code business? I mean, the code breaking / prevention business. Err, I mean, things like breaking SHA1, or hash codes. I mean, not finding SSL bugs, but finding way to break SSL or prevent SSL from being broken. (Gads, "code" can mean two very different t...
by Keybounce
Wed Nov 18, 2009 12:40 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: A Question of Evidence: Aliens vs. God
Replies: 85
Views: 10650

Re: A Question of Evidence: Aliens vs. God

The premise of the question is that there is no actual scientific evidence of life on other planets (no actual organisms have been found), and yet scientists (and myself) firmly believe that there is life out in the universe, and that to believe otherwise would be ludicrous. However, the same conce...
by Keybounce
Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:49 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is Google too powerful?
Replies: 48
Views: 8748

Re: Is Google too powerful?

We have already seen something better than Google. Years and Years ago. It was the "Cow9" graphical search refinement. I think it was on AltaVista, but I'm no longer certain. You gave a search query. You got a lot of results on different topics. You load a java applet, indicate where you w...
by Keybounce
Tue Nov 17, 2009 7:00 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is it worth still staying physically fit?
Replies: 56
Views: 8267

Re: Is it worth still staying physically fit?

Alright, I won't mention the unmentionable. Is it worth staying in shape? Your body will, as a general rule, peak around age 25. After that, parts will get worse with time. * You'll have crosslinks across different muscle layers, and skin to muscles. Except, oddly, for one person I worked on who sai...
by Keybounce
Tue Nov 03, 2009 3:24 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Meat. Eating it. Is it alright to?
Replies: 413
Views: 41785

Re: Meat. Eating it. Is it alright to?

Plants and many microbes survive by taking in solar energy and drawing nutrients from the soil. Humans are incapable of this, so we must take life to live. This realization blew my mind when I was about six but has failed to impress me since: it surely changes none of the salient facts. Now, lets k...
by Keybounce
Sun Nov 01, 2009 8:28 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: can "nothing" exist?
Replies: 122
Views: 43079

Re: can "nothing" exist?

Let me ask a different track. If the presence of a "nothing" means the existence of a completely void, empty region, then in classical mechanics such a thing is possible -- space is a passive arena in which things happen. But since relativity, spacetime isn't, and can't be like that. So wi...
by Keybounce
Sat Oct 31, 2009 11:02 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: God is... or ____ is
Replies: 115
Views: 12093

Re: God is... or ____ is

err ... <scratch head> Can you clarify that please?
by Keybounce
Fri Oct 30, 2009 2:14 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Meat. Eating it. Is it alright to?
Replies: 413
Views: 41785

Re: Meat. Eating it. Is it alright to?

Alright. Wolves and other pack animals will show complex hunting strategies. Be interesting to see if this is learned from pack elders, or if it's instinctual. Birds (and lots of other animals) use tools. Someone was saying that all these animals aren't intelligent. I'd counter that intelligence is ...
by Keybounce
Thu Oct 29, 2009 8:37 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: God is... or ____ is
Replies: 115
Views: 12093

Re: God is... or ____ is

I mean the whole arianism mess : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arianism And what about those who believe the pre-Arianism views, the "Jewish Christians"? You know, the people who believe in the laws of the Bible (note: not the "Old Testament", but the only testament :-), and who ...
by Keybounce
Thu Oct 29, 2009 7:10 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Patents... what are they good for?
Replies: 78
Views: 10459

Re: Patents... what are they good for?

There is another issue of patents. Lacking patents, you have only trade secrets to protect things. That, in turn, leads to the historical "guild mentality" -- secrets are kept within a guild, so that only "we" can produce item X. That has historically led to the loss of LOTS of k...
by Keybounce
Thu Oct 29, 2009 6:59 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Meat. Eating it. Is it alright to?
Replies: 413
Views: 41785

Re: Meat. Eating it. Is it alright to?

Waaah. I had a nice, long, post covering mid-page 4 through page 6. I even used preview, figuring that FF's auto-recovery from a crash would keep track of where it was. Waah. [/cry]. Ahem. Restarting from page 6. Yes, because it was "individual action" that got us these goddamn freeways an...
by Keybounce
Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:39 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion and Science, Mutually exclusive?
Replies: 289
Views: 23367

Re: Religion and Science, Mutually exclusive?

Wiki discusses it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bell%27s_theorem

Don't ask me to explain it -- it quickly goes past my understanding.
by Keybounce
Wed Oct 28, 2009 12:13 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion and Science, Mutually exclusive?
Replies: 289
Views: 23367

Re: Religion and Science, Mutually exclusive?

Not only is there no evidence for hidden variables, I was under the impression that hidden variables for quantum mechanics had been disproven -- it doesn't exist. Did I misunderstand the hidden variable interpretation of QM?
by Keybounce
Tue Oct 27, 2009 3:14 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion and Science, Mutually exclusive?
Replies: 289
Views: 23367

Re: Religion and Science, Mutually exclusive?

Correct; I had forgotten that being able to observe something means that it has affected you. grumble grumble uncertainty principle grumble principle of the observer collapsing the wave function grumble grumble. Basically, I was trying to offer two definitions: Anything observable/affectable from th...
by Keybounce
Mon Oct 26, 2009 5:46 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Meat. Eating it. Is it alright to?
Replies: 413
Views: 41785

Re: Meat. Eating it. Is it alright to?

(Big discussion to join in on. Forgive me if I'm duplicating.) What do you think, and why? Please note that this topic is asking whether you personally think it's okay to eat meat and why. Ok. There are genes that express proteins that relate to the level of blood insulin in response to blood sugar....
by Keybounce
Sun Oct 25, 2009 11:50 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion and Science, Mutually exclusive?
Replies: 289
Views: 23367

Re: Religion and Science, Mutually exclusive?

So the next step in science was to say "Well, if we can't detect it, it doesn't exist". Today? We're looking for nearly undetectable neutrinos, almost completely undetectable dark matter, wondering what dark energy really is (and if it's really a function of space, does it in turn define ...
by Keybounce
Sun Oct 25, 2009 6:27 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion and Science, Mutually exclusive?
Replies: 289
Views: 23367

Re: Religion and Science, Mutually exclusive?

Science can not deal with matters pertaining to gods and religion. I disagree with you right there. There are many theories as to what science is and what it can deal with. For example, one theory is that science can deal with any falsifiable idea. So if you were to come up with a statement as to w...
by Keybounce
Mon Sep 07, 2009 12:34 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is it right to kill?
Replies: 147
Views: 14449

Re: Is it right to kill?

Taking actions to stop someone from killing? That's one thing. Killing someone because they are likely, but not certain, to kill in the future? That's something else. You're as certain as you can be in this world. How can you be certain that others exist? How can you be sure you are not going to di...
by Keybounce
Mon Aug 31, 2009 5:24 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is it right to kill?
Replies: 147
Views: 14449

Re: Is it right to kill?

Ok. You claim to have proof that person A will cause the death of person B, for actions that A has not yet taken. And, you claim to have evidence to prove this. Your claim is that free will does not exist, that actions are predetermined/predestined. This is like a time agent arresting someone for ac...
by Keybounce
Sat Aug 29, 2009 8:12 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is it right to kill?
Replies: 147
Views: 14449

Re: Is it right to kill?

Evidence. And if people is going to die no matter what you do why is bad me killing you for fun? Evidence is not proof. Even the best argument/deduction can be wrong. Just look at history. Humanity has been wrong how many times, and right now few? Why is you killing me for fun bad? Well, there's se...
by Keybounce
Wed Aug 26, 2009 8:17 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is it right to kill?
Replies: 147
Views: 14449

Re: Is it right to kill?

> But I might be wrong. For me to kill that person, because of what they might do, for no reason other than I think -- no matter how certain my evidence is -- that they might do this, is wrong. So , you accept that killing is bad no matter what evidence says but you let a lot of people die. That's ...
by Keybounce
Tue Aug 25, 2009 10:28 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is it right to kill?
Replies: 147
Views: 14449

Re: Is it right to kill?

> And thus begins a post which doesn't have anything to do with out thought experiment because you refuse to answer to a simple question. Actually, it does. You were asking about someone carrying a disease. >Would you kill a person to save 1K other people if killing that person was the only way you ...
by Keybounce
Tue Aug 25, 2009 10:06 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is it right to kill?
Replies: 147
Views: 14449

Re: Is it right to kill?

Almost everyone carries some kind of disease. Most diseases are not going to be seriously harmful to most other people. Most people who carry a disease carry one that has been in the area long enough that most other people in that area have a natural protection from that disease. General exceptions ...
by Keybounce
Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:40 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is it right to kill?
Replies: 147
Views: 14449

Re: Is it right to kill?

> would you shoot a 6-year old girl unwittingly carrying a virus that could kill thousands? I'd try to quarantine her first. Wasn't that what was done with typhoid Mary? If it is impossible to separate her from the rest? If it really is "Kill one, or let thousands die"? Hmm. Well, can you ...
by Keybounce
Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:08 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is it right to kill?
Replies: 147
Views: 14449

Re: Is it right to kill?

So that person is going to alter the free will of many, many others? Stop that person. Is that altering their free will? No. They have the choice to try this. But that caries the response of being stopped. Is killing this person the only way to stop them? Are you looking at the case where there is n...
by Keybounce
Tue Aug 25, 2009 8:44 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is it right to kill?
Replies: 147
Views: 14449

Re: Is it right to kill?

Most recently, I said: Theft of opportunity, etc., is bad because it is taken choice away from another person The reason? Well, there is a concept called "Free Will". Whether it exists or not is a deep question. Some people say that the universe is already fully determined, and that (x,y,z...

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