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Re: And Good Fucking Riddance

#241  Postby aufbahrung » Nov 07, 2019 10:27 am

Spearthrower wrote:
Thomas Eshuis wrote:Could this discussion be moved to it's own thread, so it doesn't derail this one?



Completely agree with that, but I also think it deserves its own thread, and that aufbahrung should actually strive to participate in that thread as he's manifestly got a lot to learn here.


I'm always willing to learn something new. What should it be called?
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Re: And Good Fucking Riddance

#242  Postby aufbahrung » Nov 07, 2019 10:28 am

Simulation Theory vs Intelligent Design?
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Re: And Good Fucking Riddance

#243  Postby scott1328 » Nov 07, 2019 3:02 pm

Perhaps the derail should be merged into this thread: http://www.rationalskepticism.org/nonth ... non%20sunt
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Re: And Good Fucking Riddance

#244  Postby aban57 » Nov 07, 2019 4:30 pm

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aufbahrung wrote:Finding large inexplicable holes where the render for stars didn't play right. Any large inexplicable holes in space?



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*splutter*

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Holes in space?

...

What exactly do you think space is?


Swiss cheese, obviously. And you know what we say about Swiss cheese ? The more Swiss cheese you have, the more holes you get. The more holes you have, the less Swiss cheese you get. Simulate that !
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Re: And Good Fucking Riddance

#245  Postby scott1328 » Nov 07, 2019 5:37 pm

Did you all know that, according to Dr. Becky, the supercluster which is home to the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies is in the midst of the largest void yet discovered in the observable universe?
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Re: And Good Fucking Riddance

#246  Postby Spearthrower » Nov 07, 2019 7:14 pm

aufbahrung wrote:
Spearthrower wrote:
Thomas Eshuis wrote:Could this discussion be moved to it's own thread, so it doesn't derail this one?



Completely agree with that, but I also think it deserves its own thread, and that aufbahrung should actually strive to participate in that thread as he's manifestly got a lot to learn here.


I'm always willing to learn something new. What should it be called?



It should be called 'can you answer the last question please?'

What exactly do you think space is?
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Re: Is our world a simulation?

#247  Postby Fallible » Nov 08, 2019 12:11 pm

Space is a stranger in an open car. It tempts you in and drives you far away.
Sorry that you think you had it rough in the first world.
You ought to get out a map sooner than later.
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Re: Is our world a simulation?

#248  Postby SafeAsMilk » Nov 08, 2019 1:06 pm

You better not be driving around with all the doors open!
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Re: Is our world a simulation?

#249  Postby Alan C » Nov 08, 2019 7:55 pm

Especially not in space.
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Re: Is our world a simulation?

#250  Postby aufbahrung » Nov 09, 2019 2:08 pm

The way disasters happen. Never too many at one time since the GPU would be overwhelmed. You don't find many nuclear wars despite the world be stuffed full of nuclear weapons. That's odd given human nature? Again it'd overwhelm the GPU and operational design situation to have a global change of objects of that sort.
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Re: Is our world a simulation?

#251  Postby Spearthrower » Nov 09, 2019 2:10 pm

aufbahrung has replied, thought I, well he must have come back to explain his previous comment on space, I wrongly surmised.

Instead it's a reply to no one, on a topic no one has spoken about, and is even then from within that context barely comprehensible.
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Re: Is our world a simulation?

#252  Postby Spearthrower » Nov 09, 2019 2:12 pm

Human nature, that thing which makes it strange why humans haven't wiped themselves out with nuclear weapons.

Or perhaps, just perhaps, human nature has nothing to do with nuclear weapons?

Salad anyone?
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Re: Is our world a simulation?

#253  Postby The_Piper » Nov 09, 2019 2:32 pm

aufbahrung wrote:The way disasters happen. Never too many at one time since the GPU would be overwhelmed. You don't find many nuclear wars despite the world be stuffed full of nuclear weapons. That's odd given human nature? Again it'd overwhelm the GPU and operational design situation to have a global change of objects of that sort.

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Re: Is our world a simulation?

#254  Postby aufbahrung » Nov 09, 2019 3:00 pm

Even now your alloted cpu time means you barely comprehend me. That is no insult, even those who are aware we live within a simulation and have therefore thought at least partly outside the box struggle with alloted cpu time.
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Re: Is our world a simulation?

#255  Postby Spearthrower » Nov 09, 2019 3:01 pm

aufbahrung wrote:Even now your alloted cpu time means you barely comprehend me. That is no insult, even those who are aware we live within a simulation and have therefore thought at least partly outside the box struggle with alloted cpu time.



That you're barely comprehensible cannot be blamed on the gods, aufbahrung - it's squarely on your shoulders. Next time, give it a name like Jehovah and you might find one or two robe-wearers to join you in your return to antiquated ignorance.

So about that question you said you'd be willing to discuss.
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Re: Is our world a simulation?

#256  Postby Fallible » Nov 09, 2019 3:20 pm

aufbahrung wrote:Even now your alloted cpu time means you barely comprehend me. That is no insult, even those who are aware we live within a simulation and have therefore thought at least partly outside the box struggle with alloted cpu time.


Quiet, please.
Sorry that you think you had it rough in the first world.
You ought to get out a map sooner than later.
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Re: Is our world a simulation?

#257  Postby BlackBart » Nov 09, 2019 4:54 pm

aufbahrung wrote:Even now your alloted cpu time means you barely comprehend me. That is no insult, even those who are aware we live within a simulation and have therefore thought at least partly outside the box struggle with alloted cpu time.


Complete and utter waffle.
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Re: Is our world a simulation?

#258  Postby newolder » Nov 09, 2019 5:19 pm

aufbahrung,
Presumably, this "alloted" cpu time has a value stored in a register or memory block somewhere. How may I access this such that I may shape its bit pattern to NaN?
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Re: Is our world a simulation?

#259  Postby laklak » Nov 09, 2019 7:55 pm

Same thing holds true for simulation arguments as for jamest's idealist arguments - if it looks like reality, walks like reality, and quacks like reality, it's probably reality.

Unless you take the red pill, though I contend the blue pill is more fun, particularly as you age.
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Re: Is our world a simulation?

#260  Postby aufbahrung » Nov 09, 2019 8:24 pm

newolder wrote:aufbahrung,
Presumably, this "alloted" cpu time has a value stored in a register or memory block somewhere. How may I access this such that I may shape its bit pattern to NaN?


I suppose there are ways to do that? :think:

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