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Kimmo

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  1. Kimmo

    What a joke

    Hands up if you ever thought Trump, or for that matter, those intellectually bankrupt scumbags, the GOP, are worth a damn. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jan/20/government-shutdown-trump-tax-cuts-trumponomics
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    Mobile phones and drivers

    Attention isn't binary; you can allocate portions of it here and there. Or maybe it is binary, but you can just divvy it up with a duty cycle, like dimming a LED.
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    Google begins to scare me

    You think google is powerful? Imagine the shit the NSA can pull up in a search. I bet their search engine allows proper Boolean operators too.
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    Your mug, my mug, or everyones bloody mug ?

    Sure is. But from where I'm standing, a utilitarian mindset shouldn't be hard to achieve; you just let your frontal lobes do the driving. ... Actually come to think of it, watching everybody else satisfy whatever urges our corporate overlords care to stimulate, while we all turn this planet into a pile of poisonous garbage is a living hell. Ignorance is bliss, but once it's gone, the only way to get it back is lots of brain damage.
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    Time for a new religion

    So, with the coalition's religious freedom legislation on the table, it looks like time for a similar stunt to that pulled off by the Satanists in the States - douchebag Republicans put a sculpture of the ten commandments in a capitol building, so they got a statue of Beelzebub put next to it. This ridiculous bullshit whereby the religious convictions of Xtian fuckwits trumps the human rights of others is apparently not reductio ad absurdum enough, so how about flipping the script: it shouldn't be at all difficult to come up with a religious framework that holds coalition voters in a similar form of contempt to that which said Xtian fuckwits hold gay folks in. Get enough folks on board to make it legit, voila.
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    Mobile phones and drivers

    Same crab mentality that's responsible for the murderous hate directed at cyclists who run red lights.
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    Mobile phones and drivers

    Sure it's a crime. But being a worse driver than a drink driver doesn't seem to rate. And thanks for making my point about slow fucks in the right lane - busting them for it is news. It'd be nice if I could say that's just standard consideration for other road users, but lol. I do it, but I don't think I've noticed anyone else do it.
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    how crap is this government ?

    I love how every time Leo complains about the minimum wage, there's never any mention of Sydney and Melbourne having some of the highest cost of living in the world. Which would largely be due to decades of leaning on real estate for economic growth, without a care in the world for those who don't have a leg-up into the investor class, or coming up with any sort of way to base our economy on adding any sort of value... Speaking of value, and not adding any, how about that coalition government letting our car industry die. Fucken nice one, you tip-top economic managers, you. Not like you could've put some resources and direction into a transition to electric or anything... not like that's exactly the sort of thing we need a government for.
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    A few things Atomic has taught me

    Takoma was usually entertaining and IIRC almost always courteous... never saw the start of the running joke to ignore him. I've learnt to ignore Leonid and twinair, for the most part. Show this post? Yeah, probably not.
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    The truth is out there.

    How about you just drown yourself in it, since you're up to your knees already.
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    The truth is out there.

    A couple of years ago I read a pretty intense book on cosmology, can't remember the title, but I think it was fairly contemporary, last ten years or so... Anyway, it talked about the big bang a lot, and how it could come to be. There's no way I can remember enough of it to convey the argument, but the gist of it was that due to the nature of reality, nothing ain't nothing - you can have an entire universe pop out of it, in much the same way Hawking radiation happens at event horizons. IIRC, there was a pretty solid mathematical theory for it that was broken down into (relatively) layman's terms.
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    The truth is out there.

    The arrogance of stating the fact that astrophysicists are all on the same page of knowing fuck-all about dark matter except that it doesn't interact with stuff like normal matter does? I'm not seeing any arrogance there, sorry. Except from you, splashing your Dunning-Kruger all over Cybes...
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    The truth is out there.

    Yeah, I should've made it clearer that I wasn't assuming anything that similar to ourselves. My point was that computation takes energy; the second law of thermodynamics should be inescapable.
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    Bert and Ernie, the perfect mates

    Everyone's always known Bert and Ernie were shirtlifters. Although they always kept it on the DL, just like Rock Hudson, also someone who everyone always knew was a shirtlifter.
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    The truth is out there.

    Where do you get a handle on warping space? It's pretty next-level stuff. And here's a thought - you have to be quite smart to have a clue how much smarter Einstein was than yourself... so anyone clever enough to tackle it has to have giant brass balls to believe they can make a dent. Insights like his, we're lucky to get once a century.
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    The truth is out there.

    I tell you what, its not going on the periodic table. If we figure it out, maybe it'll get its own table. The periodic table is for stuff made of protons , neutrons and electrons.
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    The truth is out there.

    Special undiscovered elements that somehow change the game? We can be more sure that's not happening than we can about a lot of things. If Cybes or Chris or myself saw that in sci-fi, we'd snort.
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    Mobile phones and drivers

    I'd love to see these fucktards being busted for that shit, but it'll never happen. Taking away the livelihood of some poor schmuck who blows 0.06 is evidently more important.
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    The truth is out there.

    Whatever you think communism is, I've never advocated anything of the sort. I'd like to see a system that's compatible with the concept of democracy. If you think this is it, you're tripping. Phooey. Or will everything come to pass? You've just gotta wait and the impossible will happen, huh?
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    The truth is out there.

    Lol. Says the guy who can't imagine anything better than capitalism... Magic elements are a laughable suggestion. Gravity is a lot more interesting... BTW, I'm pretty sure they reckon repulsive gravity is a thing, under certain circumstances. You're trying to say those of us who laugh at periodic table shenanigans are close minded. That's a straw man.
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    The truth is out there.

    It's naive to think you can pass off that straw man. Nobody's saying that - folks are trying to think outside the box, and there's a zillion more ways to be wrong than right, so you're gonna hear 'nope, try again' a fair bit.
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    The truth is out there.

    Yeah nah. It's pretty hard to imagine anyone making such statements about undiscovered elements having a solid grasp of what the periodic table means. The nuclear forces aren't strong enough to hold the heaviest elements together. Scientists muck around in labs trying to create new elements, and it's a BFD when they do, but what you might have missed is that they last for nanoseconds. And anyway, even if there's some undiscovered 'island of stability' where even heavier elements somehow manage to hold together, are they going to have magical properties? No, they're going to be analogous to other elements above them in the table, just like how the rest of the table works. Most of the properties are down to an element's outer shell of electrons. This stuff is pretty damn predictable. What are these hypothetical elements going to be good for? Shielding is about it. Saying Cybes is is taking science for religion misses the mark by a long shot. He just knows more of it than you, and has a better idea where there's any wiggle room. We have quite a bunch of stuff almost totally nailed down.
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    The truth is out there.

    Well actually... our brains are pretty expensive; they burn so much energy we had to lose our fur so we could regulate our temperature. Obviously, it should be possible to some extent to trade energy consumption for speed, but at some point entropy would be a problem. You'd need a damn fine 'short term' memory if it took you a decade to complete a thought...
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    The truth is out there.

    Generation ships (or just one really long generation) might not be a practical thing; perhaps the minimum size for an ecosystem is too large. But if evolution points towards AI, not a problem. Nor would the insane G forces folks see UFOs undergoing...
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    how crap is this government ?

    I know what'll fix that! Let's hand over all the money we should be spending on maintaining society to folks who don't need more money! The solution is so obvious!
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