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CatinaDiamond

  • Commented on Fantasy shibboleths
    Well done. That's the only answer worth a response. ~ It's not even pure altruism: they had families, relations, stupidly enmeshed loyalties to their Nation and Ideology and the very much known incident 3 days later that threatened a multi-cascade...
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    Last post. Almost Midnight. I'm not a fan of those Minds who cast Others as Dogs. (And you know who you are). I'd focus on the entire point of the NT which is Jesus denying his Messiah-hood. Again and again...
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    Ok, I'll to poke the OP in a manner that tickles the right neurons; I fear he feels that "tough crowd" has happened and is challenging on unfair grounds: Speaking as a cognitive psychologist, I quite like this model. It...
  • Commented on Science-fictional shibboleths
    Host translated most of the structure in #2048. The 'shared suffering' angle is important in hierarchies where artificially high levels of competition are used to winnow down talented groups [c.f. letting non-A students into top universities so that not hitting...
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    Citation needed. And in this case, you're making two wild assumptions: #1 I'm alone, and not the fettered, twisted, tortured diplomat of a rather larger phenomenon #2 That a hungry little caterpillar couldn't ravage your entire species for rather larger...
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    It may not be testing for an AI level of pattern recognition as you are using it here, but pattern recognition is clearly the intent. Yes. But that's not saying what you imagine it is saying. It's testing for other...
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    Try actually engaging. It also helps if you're not coy about what you're saying first. Hint: we all know why Lawyers learn Logic. It's not for Truth Conditionals, and pretending shitty little parlour games determine your work is N.Korea levels...
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    Oh, and before we go there: Formal Logic is also for Children. Fuzzy Logic, almost there. No, really. Formal Logic is the stuff you learn that allows you to learn other interesting things. It's not a fucking test to game...
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    It's a scam. #1 They're using crappy parlour game versions of real Logic puzzles. If it wasn't a scam, it'd be pure propositional Logic. #2 I can parse this stuff instantly, even with a formal logic training to translate the...
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    5k? Yeah, oops. 30k. TIME. YOU'RE NOT GOOD AT IT....
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    Sigh. There's a very complex pun / joke that revolves around Tanneries, dog shit, the soul and Shakespeare. Given that Shakespeare was the one who made it, I won't repeat it. The Soul Hunters can find it repeated elsewhere (and...
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    I suspect that most of the commenters here are used to being the smartest person in the room most of the time No, some of us were exiled and miss, very deeply, other things. Small mouse and Large Voice; gaping...
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    Oh, and if you're only getting 60 seconds on each, suspect foul play. Take the Impossible “Literacy” Test Louisiana Gave Black Voters in the 1960s They're literally not designed to be done in that time frame. If you're trained and...
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    Those have nothing to do with Pattern Recognition. They're just versions of Logic Squares. Hint: there's some really hard-core hacks you can apply to them once you recognize the recipe (there are 5 basic ones) and the authorial biases. [You're...
  • Commented on Repurposing Memory
    Yay! I got a RTFB response! (*nose wiggle*) The psychological implications of accessing simulacra was my real interest (the rest is camouflage to pretend I'm hard SF enough), given your background. However, I guess you're on the list (to read)....
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    A very, very few people read blocks of text and decode them in parallel with scanning the next block. I was teasing. See a much earlier comment about notes and spider diagrams. #1863 If you can make such notes...
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    (Fair warning: my נֶפֶשון are a bit scrambled). Two questions: #1 Given that a Mind's T/S position is part of an orbit (Galactic Year), does this mean that nefshons are localized? Do species run around sampling the local nefshon backgrounds...
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    The final irony, is, of course: Those decrying oppression can't read the Russian / German and never will. It. Is. Not. Fucking. Nice. Glad to do your research for you, honey-bun....
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    Then you're lost. Without being rude, I'm a scaly enough Dragon to Know, in advance, what Private Iron and April_D were thinking. I'm also self-aware enough to turn the whole [TUMBLR - ah, host there you have it] diatribe about...
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    It only works on a Privateer / Bounty Hunter level where adventurers are State Sanctioned. But, I already mentioned Hateful Eight....
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    Greg: This is the link you want. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/03/A4s_20080404_NYMR_040a.jpg/800px-A4s_20080404_NYMR_040a.jpg You click on the picture, then right-click "view image" then copy/paste the link. If you're modern, you put it into HTML Links - Syntax format....
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    Oh, I know all about that. And the Fighting Dogs rescued with Duct Tape so wrapped around their muzzles that it cuts into them. And the crush videos of stereotypically dressed women crushing hamsters, kittens and puppies with their feet....
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    Of course I have. 1,000 WPM for someone (presumed) over 60 is incredible. Your mind would have been amazingly sexy @ 20. ~ But you probably didn't want me to start gushing over your Grey Area so I went another...
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    True, of course: but staging executions of them is an outlier, unless you go back to Medieval Courts or Temple Sacrifice. Sport (cock / bear / whatever baiting) had long taken over that one....
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    True, true. However, if that was 100% the case, Crystal Pepsi would have sailed through easily and survived. It too died. Diet Coke (which is what they were protecting, and what Crystal was competing with) did survive though. I can...
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    Ok, yep, you got me. Topsy the Elephant was the clue though: On January 4, 1903 in front of a small crowd of invited reporters and guests Topsy was fed poison, electrocuted, and strangled, the electrocution ultimately killing her. Amongst...
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    Ahh, now here's the rub: Sergio Zyman had many interesting episodes with Coca-Cola. One of the most instructive was the "born to die" campaign of Tab Clear, a product few people remember. In the 1980's, Coke had spent millions developing...
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    Nope. You failed the Test....
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    And, before you say it: If you really think that a dress can't be produced and shipped and so on and large inventory removed if it's the wrong fucking one, I'd suggest you learn a little about PSYOPS. There's entire...
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    No. The actual colour shift was neither. It was a PSYOP....
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