Psychic pair fail scientific test - Page 26 - diyAudio
Go Back   Home > Forums > Member Areas > The Lounge

The Lounge A place to talk about almost anything but politics and religion.

Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 14th November 2012, 10:03 PM   #251
diyAudio Member
 
Wavebourn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Pleasant Hill, CA
Send a message via Skype™ to Wavebourn
I heard a story. In the lab where people developed IE software one programmer learning Prolog language created a program that was answering like one of real mainframe users when called to chat. Later he discovered that the program started increasing file size using more and more disk space. He could not understand why, until realized that one of his collegues fell in love with it.
__________________
The Devil is not so terrible as his math model is!
  Reply With Quote
Old 14th November 2012, 10:40 PM   #252
diyAudio Member
 
aardvarkash10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Auckland, NZ
Quote:
Originally Posted by fas42 View Post
Every time you enter a movie theatre and are drawn into the story line, the characters, etc, become emotionally concerned about the outcome, you are merging with another reality.
No you are not. A movie is, by definition, not reality. Not even a rough and ready one. It is a construct, a facsimile, a reflection from time to time. But with zero exceptions, it is not reality.

Quote:
Originally Posted by fas42 View Post
What's to stop "someone" creating a top notch movie hundreds of millions of years long, gives you plenty of time to add all sorts of refinements, indulge in a seeming endless permutations and variations of behaviours; and then allow all the "viewers" to adopt totally convincing avatars, and experience the showing from the "inside", a holodeck sort of thing ...

Frank
Well, the first thing to stop "someone" doing this is that you have not defined that "someone" who can live the required hundreds of millions of years. Handwaving in the air about the possible is all very entertaining, but just because you can imagine something does not make it achievable.
__________________
"Folks, you can't prove truthiness with information. You prove truthiness with more truthiness. In a process known as truthinessiness." - Stephen Colbert, The Colbert Report
  Reply With Quote
Old 14th November 2012, 10:42 PM   #253
diyAudio Member
 
Wavebourn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Pleasant Hill, CA
Send a message via Skype™ to Wavebourn
You don't know what the reality is. All that you have, it's map in your memory. "The Map Is not The Territory".
__________________
The Devil is not so terrible as his math model is!
  Reply With Quote
Old 14th November 2012, 11:10 PM   #254
diyAudio Member
 
Wavebourn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Pleasant Hill, CA
Send a message via Skype™ to Wavebourn
Click the image to open in full size.
__________________
The Devil is not so terrible as his math model is!
  Reply With Quote
Old 14th November 2012, 11:46 PM   #255
fas42 is offline fas42  Australia
diyAudio Member
 
fas42's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: NSW, Australia
Blog Entries: 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by aardvarkash10 View Post
Well, the first thing to stop "someone" doing this is that you have not defined that "someone" who can live the required hundreds of millions of years. Handwaving in the air about the possible is all very entertaining, but just because you can imagine something does not make it achievable.
Well, let's say you are about to do a very, very important exam and one of the questions is to conceive of an experiment, or a philosophical or other construct which has the best chance of discrediting such a conceit. Any thoughts of a good contender of an answer...?

BTW, no razors allowed ...

Frank
  Reply With Quote
Old 15th November 2012, 01:38 AM   #256
diyAudio Member
 
auplater's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: KyOhWVa tristate
Default not necessarily

Quote:
Originally Posted by fas42 View Post
Every time you enter a movie theatre and are drawn into the story line, the characters, etc, become emotionally concerned about the outcome, you are merging with another reality. A very rough and ready one, yes, but it demonstrates how the mind enjoys entangling itself with a version of "being" which is not the "correct" one. And if the resolution of the plot is poorly done, then often the viewer is quite disturbed, feels in some way he has been cheated ...

What's to stop "someone" creating a top notch movie hundreds of millions of years long, gives you plenty of time to add all sorts of refinements, indulge in a seeming endless permutations and variations of behaviours; and then allow all the "viewers" to adopt totally convincing avatars, and experience the showing from the "inside", a holodeck sort of thing ...

Frank
Speak for yourself... this royal "you" is presumptive

I enjoy movies in an entirely different mode... don't attribute your model with the royal YOU...

Rephrase it as "Everytime I enter a movie..."

You state an opinion as factual... not true
__________________
"...His brain is squirming like a toad..." Jim Morrison
  Reply With Quote
Old 15th November 2012, 05:08 AM   #257
fas42 is offline fas42  Australia
diyAudio Member
 
fas42's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: NSW, Australia
Blog Entries: 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by auplater View Post
Rephrase it as "Everytime I enter a movie..."

You state an opinion as factual... not true
How about a compromise ... "some people"?

Actually, you didn't read that first sentence correctly: if it was intended to convey what you're complaining of then it would have been phrased: "Every time you enter a movie theatre, you are drawn into the story line, the characters, etc, you become emotionally concerned about the outcome, so now you are merging with another reality".

There is a distinct difference in meaning between those two versions ...

Frank
  Reply With Quote

Reply


Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bias test fail rman Analogue Source 2 19th April 2012 03:56 AM
Psychic computer shows your thoughts c2cthomas The Lounge 5 4th December 2009 10:44 PM
Pair Dale 250 watt / 8 ohm test Resistors Badge Swap Meet 1 21st August 2008 11:04 PM
MBOW1 pair withBirdseye Maple plus extra test cabs Al Garay Swap Meet 3 30th August 2005 04:08 PM
please Help,im gonna fail my sound test! napolean Everything Else 6 25th August 2005 11:25 AM


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 07:55 PM.


vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999-2014 diyAudio

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2