Andreas Vox

Andreas Vox

  • Commented on Silence this week ...
    OTOH I'd say Mathematical Platonism != Big Sky Fairy. It's really assuring to think that mathematical objects stay the same independently of what any humans do or think....
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    I can give a hint of how. Pi, as the ratio of an actual circle's circumference to its diameter, can be and is different when space is curved (general relativity and all that). Pi isn't "defined" as the ratio of...
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    If meat is murder, vegetarianism is genocide. Bullshit. The hunter wants there to be habitat for the duck and the deer, that they might live to be hunted; the vegetarian farmer does not. Every acre of the earth given over...
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    No. The UK never ate horses (post-Dane). That's of course wrong. Horse meat has been consumed regularly in the UK until at least 2013....
  • Commented on Maneuvers in the Dark
    I think I've read that somewhere in a novel... Protagonist transforming into a flock of birds... spying on someone? Daughter? Ex-wife? - something like that....
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    You and Greg just have different definitions of "Christians": 1. Anyone who calls him/herself Christian 2. Anyone who follows the teaching of Christ In the eyes of the catholic church, people from category 2 are usually called "heretics" (see the...
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    they are vile unbelievers who must be killed! ( See 30 Years War etc ...) The 30 Years War was about territorial power, not about killing unbelievers. You don't need religion to make people kill people from other countries –...
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    Do you have the Lotka–Volterra equations to prove that? Anyway, AFAIK Canada Geese don't leave their shit all inside of railway stations or enter bakeries and pester the patrons. At least not in Germany....
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    Overkill? You want overkill? The AIR-2 Genie air-to-air missile had a 1.5ktonne nuclear warhead. Boys and their guns... don't care if it's inadequate or overkill as long it makes "Bang!" The adequate solution would be a megawatt deuterium laser. Just...
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    if a rotor breaks, a helicopter glides like a brick. Due to conservation of angular momentum I'd guess it gets much more interesting than that. Any parts of the rotor which break off should fly away at high speed and...
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    Sigh. Please do keep up. I have been saying that all along. You do realize that we are in the 990ies when you say "Do keep up"? I feel a little pressured here... As I said, I know of at...
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    At this point it it's 7:2 odds that Trump gets assassinated. Where do we get these odds? Is there an online bookie?...
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    Why not take advantage of the Star Wars program and use lasers? When there are no drones around the could be used for pigeon pest control instead....
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    I'm just guessing here, but I suspect a lot of the anti-drone stuff is to do with airports and airfields. And prisons and Angela Merkel campaign rallies....
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    In the Goedelian context, any sufficiently complex system has some properties that hold, but which are not derivable by the system itself. You need to step outside the system to derive them. You are aware that Gödel's proof only...
  • Commented on Maneuvers in the Dark
    What, real dark? No guest blogger for us? ;-)...
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    I used to say that schizophrenia is just mental overfitting to society....
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    It can't go beyond that to new knowledge/new ideas; - everything is derivative of the original knowledge set. Not exactly. You can use neural nets to develop classifications (cluster analysis) which are not present in the input data. Rote regurgitation...
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    It's from the short story, Children on a Country Road (full text, legal) In fact I quoted from "Beschreibung eines Kampfes", my favorite Kafka story. Kafka published parts of it, among others "Children on a Country Road". The full story...
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    To understand the limitations of AI you have to look at how AIs are working today: 1. There's a problem definition, defined by humans. 2. There's a solution space, also defined by humans. 3. An AI tailored to 1. and...
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    That's just Kafka I cited as a metacomment on your exchange(s) with HB (and the commentators on this blog in general)....
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    As I understand it, fungi are not toxic for defense reasons but because they have an incompatible metabolism to animals. Kind of like running a diesel engine with normal gas....
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    "Our Kind Do Not Go Mad." That's because you are totally bonkers to start with, I assume? ∞ »Dort sind Leute! Denkt Euch, die schlafen nicht!« »Und warum denn nicht?« »Weil sie nicht müde werden.« »Und warum denn nicht?«...
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    I wonder if it was possible to introduce Keas to Scotland......
  • Commented on The paranoid style in 2016
    That's already SOP in Germany. I think the amount the refugees are allowed to keep is even lower....
  • Commented on Long range forecast
    Seal the borders against the tens or hundreds of millions who will try and follow over the coming decades. So you propose to let the situation in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia,... fester for another few decades? And build walls instead...
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    Seal EU borders against the people who flee from IS? How is that going to help? Refugees are not the problem. The reasons why people become refugees in the first place are the problem. But of course it's easier to...
  • Commented on Long range forecast
    Why would an upstanding IS soldier mix with the refugee rabble? Refugees are fingerprinted, often detained, and have generally less freedom of movement than other foreigners. Coming in on a tourist visa, visiting family or using a false passport are...
  • Commented on The paranoid style in 2016
    I'm sure there are a few things that can trigger such a reaction from the establishment: * leaving NATO * cutting the defense budget drastically * whistle-blowing on some dodgier details of the military-industrial complex * starting a nuclear war...
  • Commented on Long range forecast
    Are you claiming that Dave_the_Proc could doxx you? And about the "vague stuff" I'll have to trust your judgement....
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