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  • Commented on Dude, you broke the future!
    It only makes "sound" if there's something to hear it. Otherwise, it makes vibrations....
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    Many worlds, with infinite local dimensions... Um, right. That means that you can't predict anything, or adequately describe even, if there are an infinite number of parameters. On the other hand, the central description of General Semantics is the structural...
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    Simulating a new economic theory... been done, here in the US. Kansas. And after 5 years or so of Gov. Brownback's libertarian/"tea party" (aka neoConfederate) policies, the (Republican) legislature said "Jeezuz H., this is a disaster", and raised taxes, so...
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    If you find that interesting, you might look up Real Magic, by the late Isaac Bonewitz. Current editions are expansions of his baccalaureate thesis (he had, for real, a B.A. in Thaumaturgy from UBerkeley, with his diploma signed by the...
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    But, based on what you write, it would seem to me that if they split, and share the same mass/energy, that they would collapse into the most probable state in an extremely brief instant, to the point that the split...
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    Beg pardon, what do you mean, "when the cats work it out"? Why do you think we're here, after all? I mean, we got together with dogs 20k? 50k? 75k? years ago, and what did we do? We chased game,...
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    Ok, you're understanding of "software" isn't congruous with any other I know of. Hardware is hardware. Software is programs, complete sets of instructions for the hardware to perform a task. Now, ranging from a static website to the software that...
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    Given the last answer, my immediate reaction is to want to fill the bathtub with power tools and get the blue paint....
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    Ok, I just looked at the Lipson-Shiu test... and there were only three or four questions I could answer, in any way, shape, or form. The rest ranged from "don't like any answers" to "huh?"...
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    Y'know, the way you phrased that led me in an interesting direction: do you realize that bifurcations would then be space-constrained? Assuming that t is monodirectional, then any bifurcations, assuming all are equal, would be limited to six or seven...
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    Moz, I read that, and I just realized no, you're not just software. Are you the same person you were at 12 or 15? What's the difference? Experience. And a lot of how you respond to things is, as we...
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    "Hell of eternal boredom"? There's worse: it was a few years ago that I realized that the old Russian saying, "I will bury you", which actually translates to "I will be there at your funeral" is a horrific curse on...
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    But would you want to pay attention to meat? I mean, wouldn't you feel far worse than the old comedy routine by Bob and Ray, I think it was, about the guy interviewing the president of the Slow........Talkers..........of....(America!)... America? And...
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    Brain in a jar... but: would you want to stay in there, and not interact/perceive the RW? Consider this: if you live thousands or millions of times faster than you do in the RW, as what point do you tire...
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    She of the many names! Welcome back. But the Loas, from my reading of the three? four? actually knowledgeable books, and a couple of friends who are separately somewhat into varieties of the same, don't seem to be interested in...
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    "Genuinely uniform entities"? So, you're speaking of a spherical uniform of uniform density? And, if so, how do you distinguish between you and me, once uploaded? Or are we all reflections of the Dear Leader, who got uploaded first, and...
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    "How does external information get into the body?" Got a meta-answer for you: you might want to look into General Semantics, and the Structural Differential, which is a lovely model that can be physically made with a scissors, paper, and...
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    Yes, it does, and yes, they did violate fair use, and everyone in the newsgroups I hung out in agreed to that proposition. Spam was not within fair use; I don't *quite* remember if commercial advertising was allowed yet, and...
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    The overwhelmingly general view of the Singularity *does*, literally, involve uploading *you*. Now, several items: 1. how do you know you've been uploaded? My answer is to ask if, when you try to observe, via eyes or whatever, what is...
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    Oh, for the Good Old Days of "fair use". I was there for Canter and Siegel, when their ISP's servers crashed three times in the first 24 hours after the Green Card spam, under the weight of incoming complaints of...
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    Well, yes, I *would* like to walk into a store and see and check out what I wanted. The stores, even big box, carry less and less, because it's online. Will *not* make the mistake of buying boots online again....
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    Re Linux's "death grip" - it's a couple of years now, I think, that I read that > 55% of the entire Web was running on Linux. Oh, and RH dues actual support for 10 years, though the last four...
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    I will note that I started hearing about Pottering and systemd around the time I read that M$ bought 20% of RedHat....
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    Not exactly. As I read about it, the o/s providers are doing software mitigation, so that the kernel page tables (kernel memory), and the userspace page tables are separate, and the programs will need to look at two separate tables,...
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    Please reread what I wrote. A lie is defined as representing something you know to be false as true. Fiction says, up front, this is not true. It is therefore not lies....
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    Oddly enough, I can picture that. Perhaps it's because I'm in the middle of rereading an old sf novel, called, um, Saturn's Children, by some non-American SF author.......
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    ROTFLMAO!!! "ESR"? I can see my old, ole acquaintance, ESR, very well known Libertarian, being more than slightly unhappy with that.......
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    Really: Everyone I knew, or have met who was over about 11 was paying attention. My late wife, 1954, told me she had, and my new ladyfriend, '58, told me she remembered....
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    That was because they started making US cars cheaper and crappier by the seventies. Before, say, 1966 (I used to hear arguments about earlier), this make them cheaper, so they'll keep buying a new one every two-three years came in....
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    In fact, I've met the "free-range mom". She's currently running for county council here in Montgomery Co, MD, USA (and I support her). Of course, I was taking city transit in Philly started with 5th grade....
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