Re: Too soon too old, too many old memories ...
No, it's not "déjà vu", it's "perma-vue". That's when they change nothing at all in the Matrix.
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No, it's not "déjà vu", it's "perma-vue". That's when they change nothing at all in the Matrix.
More like "testing of all gear is on the table".
This story is going to run and run for the next 30 years.
I would like to see something like this happen to people who are actually RESPONSIBLE for the permacrap of all sort that's going down in the economic, political and ... err ... "surveillance" spheres. But apparently people thing it's more lucrative to go after some random underpaid guy in a lab coat.
Maybe it's ISIS blowing up libraries?
If you look at the curves of capacity, performance, etc., they began to level off at that time.
Wouldn't that actually mean that the research group started getting no further resultsf a few years earlier? Performance indicators will "level off" once the last ideas have rolled through the production pipeline, which may take some time.
"natural monopoly that companies in the US have over the infrastructure"
That "natural monopolies" exist outside of the mind of legislators is doubtful. "Natural monopolies" are just code for "a monopoly granted by regulatory law", probably after some solid greasing of political wheels.
For example, from The Myth of Natural Monopol
The eventual creation of the telephone monopoly was the result of a conspiracy between AT&T and politicians who wanted to offer "universal telephone service" as a pork-barrel entitlement to their constituents. Politicians began denouncing competition as "duplicative," "destructive," and "wasteful," and various economists were paid to attend congressional hearings in which they somberly declared telephony a natural monopoly. "There is nothing to be gained by competition in the local telephone business," one congressional hearing concluded.
The crusade to create a monopolistic telephone industry by government fiat finally succeeded when the federal government used World War I as an excuse to nationalize the industry in 1918. AT&T still operated its phone system, but it was controlled by a government commission headed by the postmaster general. Like so many other instances of government regulation, AT&T quickly "captured" the regulators and used the regulatory apparatus to eliminate its competitors. "By 1925 not only had virtually every state established strict rate regulation guidelines, but local telephone competition was either discouraged or explicitly prohibited within many of those jurisdictions."
But AFAIK evidence for technicolor particles is as hard to come by as ectoplasm remains after a séance?
P(This is a Higgs boson) is still rather good.
Maybe we have a "deepness in the sky" kind of situation?
I'm not saying it's aliens, but suppose it's actually aliens?
You need to generate readable logs first, too.
Now in Blighty!
But we have one weapon: the predicted brown-outs. Lack of energy will do the robots in.
His site was terminated, along with hundreds of others across the US and Europe, last week as Eeurocops enacted Operation Onymous whicih took down sites like Hydra and Cannabis Road
...evidently after the dear author had partaken of the goods previously sold by the same.
No volatiles will make your life hard.
Excellent point. By 2042, say we could have AIs that are recognizably human from a Turing-test point of view. Send those out to space: 'be good little von Neumann machines, go forth, and prosper.' Since we created them, we'd be their god. Unfortunately, shortly thereafter (in at least geological time) their god would be dead.
> recognizably human from a Turing-test point of view
> Since we created them, we'd be their god.
More utter gibberish. Either it is intelligent or it behaves like a neurotic religious nutcase or a child. Choose one.
> 'be good little von Neumann machines'
I hope to $DEITY you never get a position of responsibility in engineering. Ever.
Shame you snipped the important part then: "as accurately as the plot and limitations of special effects allow"
You do realize that the plot is fully constructed and can be molded around realistic premises in the first place?
> I can't find my copy of Leighton.
Oh no, sorry.
I decline to take my inspiration for saving the world from a science fiction novel, let alone science fantasy, let alone science fantasy quoting a poet who's not sure what he's saying.
That must be one of the most hipster edgy things I have ever heard.
Try 'liberate me ex inferis"
And my latin courses are a bit way back now, and why are you pretending to know latin anyway?
So did the (Kerr) black hole suck all the oxygen out of the theatre?
Equally poignant, you must agree?
No. Go back to /b/.
It's the Benny Hill Space Station Train.
'The Black Hole' - That was actually mostly pretty good fun. That Vincent character should just have looked less like a fucking roboticized pokemon (Kid appeal in a dark movie like that? Remember that was when "dark" was not "hollering-Vader-style" mainstream. I sure hope someone at Disney got locked in the cellar for that)
'Spaceballs' - Cringeworthy american "comedy". Avoid unless it is thrown in as a late-night special.
"The short answer is, it doesn't."
Roadside Picnic starts off with this citation by Robert Penn Warren:
"You have to make the good out of the bad because that is all you have got to make it out of."
Deal with it.
Woah they did those kind of errors? This being a story made out of whole cloth, where good Homeric skills can produce a yarn that doesn't violate the basics that one is proud to tell everyone one has taken into account is a let-down. Hollywood as usual.
"Liberate tutemet ex infernis"
I don't remember that many tales with cryosleep in it.
The alien franchise yes. 2001, of course, but that was just for a trip of several months inside the solar system. In the "Forever War", there is no sleep, only dreadnoughts driving around at 0.9999c doing "collapsar jumps", which makes the weapons onboard obsolete fast. "Hull Zero Three" has some sleepers but the crew is actually recreated from on-demand, as with Rama. "Use Of Weapons" has a single scene. Stories by Alastair Reynolds have cryosleep which generally morphs into gothic horror (do NOT miss "Galactic North") and bad awakenings (or not), same with "Pandorum" btw.
Yup, I never fail to stock up at Crazy Johnny's "Meth & Drive" on my weekly way to get mugged at the HP printer supplies shop.
Oh, did I mention that there is a NATO member actively helping ISIS?
Yep, better watch the little suburbanites with their crypto.
[W]e should not capitulate to the big communications giants: they cannot be allowed to get away with the absurd idea that they hold no responsibility for what is transmitted on the platforms they provide.
Politicians should also not be allowed to get away with the absurd idea that they can randomly string words together that pop up in their diseased control-obsessed minds and hope to get away with it. It's basically incitement to (fasc|commun)ism of the standard sort, so probably hate speech.
Time for the Fletcher Memorial Home, Blunky. It's not going to hurt one bit.
And "terrorists spread genocide?". I would think if they spread genocide, they are no longer terrorists, they are on the level of state actors.
It sounds like the humble boomstick has been upgraded to the domain of "weapons of mass destruction" now?
immediately recognisable from Ridley Scott's sci-fi film Prometheus
I don't even know what to say anymore.
"Beam me up scotty, this planet is full of ADHD!" ... maybe.
the Winklevoss twins have got much more to complain about
The only thing these
freaks leechesgood citizens wanting to spread the wealth of the 1% can complain about is not enough no-win no-fee lawyers
Always take fresh popcorn, Cliff. Always.
And does Zuck resemble Cameron more and more?
Are you a sailor?
it would be impossible for us to understand Gödel's incompleteness theorem
I will cite directly from Jimbo's bag of stuff:
The first incompleteness theorem states that no consistent system of axioms whose theorems can be listed by an "effective procedure" (e.g., a computer program, but it could be any sort of algorithm) is capable of proving all truths about the relations of the natural numbers (arithmetic). For any such system, there will always be statements about the natural numbers that are true, but that are unprovable within the system. The second incompleteness theorem, an extension of the first, shows that such a system cannot demonstrate its own consistency.
Part 1) Axiomatic system cannot actually prove all theorems in natural number theory. Note that in real mathematics, we are not encountering many of those for some reason and the one Gödel provided had a self-referential relationship, and it can evidently be proved OUTSIDE of the given axiomatic system.
No minds are involved unless minds are theorem provers working on number theory described by first-order-logic only. Which ain't the case.
Part 2) The second incompleteness theorem, an extension of the first, shows that such a system cannot demonstrate its own consistency.
Consistency of axiomatic systems is not a great concern of the real world. And consistency can be proved outside of the system. See also: Gentzen's consistency proof.
That argument was just Hollywood-level bad and pop science from the get-go. Let it rest.
The story moves on to genetics, where one Per-Olov Lowdin is quoted as saying: “The genetic code that makes life possible is inevitably a quantum code.”
Evidently not. You can write the code down on paper, then reconstruct the molecule from scratch. So it's a classical code.
It is suggested a tad unscientifically that: “Quantum weirdness could be playing a role in the mutations that drive evolution.”
I recommend Greg Egan's "Teranesia" for an exploration of that kind of idea. It's unlikely though. High parallelism and random feelers through the search space are good enough. Moreover, one would need to find out what function releated to "driving evolution" would be computed more efficiently via a quantum computer than via bog-standard classical one. Things always go south once has to get the classical bits out of the quantum system, with additional randomness introduced. The complexity BQP is well-defined nowadays, have at it!
The book goes on to describe the work of Roger Penrose, who theorised that the human mind is a quantum computer.
Not that shot again. Penrose also things we think by logical deduction and that Gödel's incompleteness theorem somehow applies. Please!
“Perhaps death represents the severing of the living organism’s connection with the orderly quantum realm, leaving it powerless to resist the randomising forces of thermodynamics.”
What the hell am I even reading? Death represents the randomization of large hierarchy of processes that were going off the rails a bit before death. As for the "quantum realm" (what is that?) being "orderly", I think a famous cat, possibly gassed, has something to say about that.
evil characters once again menace the Earth's population by shooting anything that moves
Actually, it would open the pod bay doors, but you first have to one-click pay!
He's a top executive, this WILL happen.
So where is the security sidekick with Morpheus-style leather anorak and glasses who will put a burly hand on his shoulder before the inevitable happens?
Clearly moot needs to open a new board, /confessional/, where everybody can be the priest behind the screen.
Somehow it's like that "Shockwave Rider" opening...
"Yes, little sister?" he said in a neutral tone.
"Father, I got to make confession or I'll be damned!" she sobbed. "I shivved my mom - cut her all to bits! I guess I must have killed her! I'm sure I did!"
Time seemed to stop for a long moment. Then, with what calm he could summon, he uttered what had to be said for the benefit of the record... because, while the booth itself was sacrosanct, this veephone circuit like all such was tied into the city police-net, and thence to the tireless federal monitors at Canaveral. Or wherever. There were so many of them now, they couldn't all be in the same place.
Memo to selves: would be worth knowing where the rest are.
His voice as gritty as a gravel road, he said, "My child" - aware as ever of the irony in the phrase - "you're welcome to unburden your conscience by confiding in me. But I must explain that the secrecy of the confessional doesn't apply when you're talking to a microphone."
No, there was Brown Socialism and Red Socialism.
Two faces, same old shit.
If the Palestinians were serious about freedom rather than killing anyone they don't like and especially Jews
For now, its brownshirtish Israelis doing the killing, so spare me.
Europeans have supported the Palestinians financially far more than the rich Arab states and what to they get out of it?
The US supports Israel with >3 billion per year and what do they get out of it? A few wars, kickbacks and otherwise the finger and accusation of un-americanism. Chutzpah, we hardly knew you!
Also put up the flag the Other Great Socialism of the 20th century.
A message with lots of the success.
Of course. Standard range safety etc.
GyroJets? These go best with teleportation plates when you want to off somebody. And hiking boots.
Too expensive though.
I will just drive down to
Serbia Rump UkraineBelgium and ask around for the real deal.
And that hooky side article title: "'We must stop this YouTube pick-up artist sexually assaulting women on the street'". I laughed because 'Not your personal army' applies.
Can one actually mill a barrel? I though these are made via hammering from a hot billet?
guns are actually relatively simple machines
I think I am not mistaken in the belief that they are one the most lovingly honed and exceedingly titivated simple machines, too.
Right up there with muscle cars and high-maintenance women.
Frankly, this shit is ridiculous.
Sounds more like journalists wanting to get into the news because "beellions NOT TAXED" (which is bad how?), while central banks pump out tens of billions per month to well-connected persons and revolving door outfits.
Anyone who can read french: L’étalage non assumé des rulings. These are legit companies doing legit deals. Yes, they are dodging taxes abroad, but so what?
Not clear, it is.