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yellowdingo wrote:
basically we are screwed but if robots take over food production and building homes, is providing you with the bare minimum all the ruling class need provide you? Is it okay to be paid food and shelter or should you be left to die?

Humans will die out (go extinct) long before robot overlords becomes a problem.

And, we'll have done it to ourselves.

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2014?


BigNorseWolf wrote:

C3P0 is a Mac. Its bright, shiny metal, easy to understand and designed for working with people.

R2 is a PC. is short, squat, clunky, hard to understand and exists just to get stuff done.

Lucas was a prophet.

What about Jawas? Didn't they make/find/repair R2D2?
(Jawas would be awesome help in a Shadowrun game.)
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Dungeon Master Zack wrote:
Are you... having a conversation with yourself?

The Operating System is.

Hey, if you were going to become a Space Faring nation, would you build AI/Robot spaceships, or put people in them?

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Do you consider R2D2 to be Artificial Intelligence? (and C3PO)

What configuration do you think his OS assumes; or does he even have an OS?

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China's robot broke. So, now there is a broken Russian robot and a broken Chinese robot on the moon. Plus, the sekrit American robot (which still works.)

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Zombieneighbours wrote:
2013 has actually been a pretty good year for Cthulhu.. Many actually consider this to be something of a renaissance for Cthulhu.

Well, let's keep the ceremonies older than mankind going.

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The Thing from Beyond the Edge wrote:
Electric Wizard wrote:

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Perhaps we should make a law which says openly admitting to dreams of
murdering an American Citizen is grounds for immediate removal of security-clearance(s).

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That is absolutely stupid.

So, you can post your thoughts of killing your neighbors on the internet and not get in trouble?

Go ahead and try, I bet you $1000 you can't do it.

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The Druid spell "Predict Weather."

I could make money.

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Maccabee wrote:
Electric Wizard wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:

Ah... Okay.

For the record, I don't hate Snowden, but I remain skeptical of his story and his motives. Overall, i think he could have gone about this in a way that did not make him look like he had secrets to sell to foreign governments.

Snowden is an American Hero.

In the future, they will name High Schools after him.

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Just like all those schools named after the cops, firemen, paramedics, civil rights lawyers, teachers, and military members that are heroes...right?

Is that how you want it to work? Ok.

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Freehold DM wrote:

Ah... Okay.

For the record, I don't hate Snowden, but I remain skeptical of his story and his motives. Overall, i think he could have gone about this in a way that did not make him look like he had secrets to sell to foreign governments.

Snowden is an American Hero.

In the future, they will name High Schools after him.

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Perhaps we should make a law which says openly admitting to dreams of
murdering an American Citizen is grounds for immediate removal of security-clearance(s).

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I'm reading the "Game of Thrones" books. But it's not helping with my Calculus. I'll try Gaiman books next and see if that helps.

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1. Were/Are new immortals being born up to and including the Gathering?
2. Why didn't some immortals shoot dead other immortals before cutting
their heads off? Was "no guns" a tradition only, or was there something
integral to the magic of the situation preventing gun play?
3. Who was the first immortal?

I'm thinking of using the D&D 5e play-test rules and building a Highlander
world. And I want to seed the world consistent with the mythology.

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Holy Carp. Selfie of plane crash survivor. [ img src= http:\\Selfie-Of-Plane-Crash-Survivor ]

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Kirth Gersen wrote:
I'm serious, though -- sample =/= population.

Now you've done it. You have crossed the line! The line between

Induction and Deduction. (Smooth move ex lax.)

On a related note (note the word related) check out The Problem of Induction. [ url=Problem of Induction ]

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Turns out the answer is "Edumication".

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105. You want to be immortal. (harry dresden told me this.)


Kirth Gersen wrote:
How many card's aren't on the table? If there's a stack of them, we may have an awful lot of cards to turn over.

How many bottles of beer are not on the table?

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Orfamay Quest wrote:

Before I reveal the correct answer, I'd like to present another situation:

Puzzle #2 wrote:


You are a police officer, responsible for enforcing the drinking laws at a local festival. ...

This one is easier because cops have to follow rules; and the only

Probable Cause (in the description) is the dude with the open beer.
Otherwise, you end up with these situations.

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Orfamay Quest wrote:

Something to think about:

Peter Wason (1966), paraphrased, wrote:


You are shown a set of four cards placed on a table, each of which has a number on one side and a colored patch on the other side. The visible faces of the cards show 3, 8, red and brown. Which card(s) must you turn over in order to test the truth of the proposition that if a card shows an even number on one face, then its opposite face is red?

Only 10% of people get this question right. This number is more or less culture-independent.

Let's see:

Truth table for A -> B:
F -> T => T
F -> F => T
T -> T => T
T -> F => F

A := card shows even number
B := opposite face is red

Testing: card shows even number -> opposite face is red => ?

A is False for card showing 3.
A is True for card showing 8.
B is False for brown card.
B is True for the red card.

The only cards I would turn over are the 8 and the brown card.
Because they the ones that can test the fourth condition in my Truth Table.

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Am I Right? (Or Am I Left?) I have my fingers crossed...


IT's WORKING !! @SLSWA

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i really am surprised the play-out in this tread is supporting the thesis.

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did you ever read that Dan Brown book "Digital Fortress"?

When the NSA's invincible code-breaking machine encounters a mysterious code it cannot break ... [ url ]

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Pan wrote:
Well "I cant believe its not paper" does just fine at my table.

huh. I don't think anyone but you knows what this means in the context of dice vs. pseudo-randomness.

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BigNorseWolf wrote:
Abed Nadir wrote:
EW, I think you've misheard the name of the new movie.
Meh, he'll only be used to show how tough the people in accounting are

Worf lost every fisticuffs he was ever involved in. I would cringe in

horror each time he fought hand-to-hand on ST:NG, because he always got
his azz kicked.

He must may make it on Wall Street however. Paper tigers and all that...

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For the robots I control on this board:

Maybe you've met a few people who seem to be able to function
completely normally on just 4 hours of sleep a night. Those people,
sometimes called the 'sleepless elite' who make up about 1-3% of the
population, may have a genetic inclination towards not requiring as
much sleep as the rest of us. Short sleepers can get away without 8
hours of sleep a night, but most people can't.

♦ Can you train yourself to get by on less sleep than you usually get?
Nope. It's probably dangerous, too. Severe lack of sleep can
lead to a range of health problems, and even if you were successful,
you might shorten your lifespan doing so (thereby negating the benefits
of being awake longer). [ url ]

♦ Don't brag about working 30 hours straight -- get some sleep! You
don't want your last words to be like Mita Diran's last tweet. [ url ]

♦ Moritz Erhardt allegedly worked for 72 hours without sleep as a
Bank of America intern, and reportedly died from overwork. Erhardt had
epilepsy and technically died from that, but seizures can be triggered
by a lack of sleep. [ url ]

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Oh well:
You're going to die anyways.


randomwalker wrote:
Electric Wizard wrote:


(How can an set of discrete instructions ever be truly random?)

Well, since you ask...

Assuming you are actually clicking a button for each roll and not just telling the program to roll a billion dice at a time, then you can always use the last digit(s) of the internal clock as a random seed.

For the truly random computer dice you will need quantum computers, but afaik that is feasible now (except economically for gamers).

(But through my numerics, supercombuting and quantum information theory classes, I stayed with real dice and paper character sheets for gaming).

Kinda. What if you put the same seed in twice?

Were you around for Lavarand?

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It's basically only the 47% who are shuttered inside the ignorance-box.

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It's about after he grows up and buys a suit.

How they filmed the beard scene is still unknown.

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Wrong John Silver wrote:
Electric Wizard wrote:

You can only eat what they sell at the store, and you only know what you

see on the TV.

It's like they have you trapped in a box.

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The real question is why the Corporations have let you say this. Because by your own argument, they have.

I agree. They must be supremely confident in their hold over you and your thoughts. Get back to work.

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Fireman Gob Montag wrote:
Electric Wizard wrote:
...you only know what you see on the TV.
Well, I'm burning books as fast as I can, and I haven't even started burning teachers yet, so I think it'll be a while before they only learn from the GreatTalkyShowyBox.

Corporations determine which books to print too. Only the internet can set us free, but the NSA has that bottled up now.

Did you see this? "Dianne Feinstein Admits That Her 'NSA Reform' Bill Is About Protecting Existing Surveillance Programs"

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You can only eat what they sell at the store, and you only know what you
see on the TV.

It's like they have you trapped in a box.

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Orfamay Quest wrote:
Caineach wrote:
MeanDM wrote:
Sissyl wrote:


But when certain states still have laws stating that two men having consensual oral sex is punishable by prison time... that is FAR beyond anything within the bounds of reason. Or, not to be too delicate about it: It's f*&+ing b%$$%$* insane.

They don't have those laws, or if they do, they are unenforceable as unconstitutional.

Lawrence v. Texas, 539 U.S. 558 (2003)

It is still on the books and police can use it to make arrests. Just because the prosecutors wont prosecute what they know to be losing cases doesn't mean the cops can't be jerks.
The decision in the false arrest suit that follows this arrest could be very interesting for the officer and police department as well.

This isn't the reason America is falling behind in life expectancy.

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thejeff wrote:
Electric Wizard wrote:
Vod Canockers wrote:
A large hunk of it is because of the countries they picked. ...
I'm going to say it is 100% because of the countries they picked.

Well sure, if you compared us to sub-Saharan Africa, I'm sure we'd look much better.

They compared us to the best countries in the world. Who do you want to be compared to?

I'm agreeing with you.


Vod Canockers wrote:
A large hunk of it is because of the countries they picked. ...

I'm going to say it is 100% because of the countries they picked.

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The 8th Dwarf wrote:

Hey Electric Wizard....

You will probably find that the US is outside the top 5 to 10 for a lot of things.

Quality of life, wealth distribution, certain aspects of education, wage parity and so on.

I grew up being taught America is the greatest nation on earth, and that we are #1.

I guess my innocence is being lost.

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Rysky wrote:
Electric Wizard wrote:
lordzack wrote:
Electric Wizard wrote:
lordzack wrote:
Where in the heck did you get the idea that the Ten Commandments are a purely Christian thing. They're right there in the Torah.

The Burning Bush, of course.

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And that was Electric Wizard's non-sequitur of the day folks! Tune in tomorrow for more adventures in complete nonsense!

Didn't Moses get the 10 commandments after speaking to the burning bush?

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In the same way that I graduated College after being born.

How did he get the 10 commandments? Email?

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lordzack wrote:
Electric Wizard wrote:
lordzack wrote:
Where in the heck did you get the idea that the Ten Commandments are a purely Christian thing. They're right there in the Torah.

The Burning Bush, of course.

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And that was Electric Wizard's non-sequitur of the day folks! Tune in tomorrow for more adventures in complete nonsense!

Didn't Moses get the 10 commandments after speaking to the burning bush?

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lordzack wrote:
Where in the heck did you get the idea that the Ten Commandments are a purely Christian thing. They're right there in the Torah.

The Burning Bush, of course.

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Wait... is somebody saying the reason for America's poor life expectancy
relative to the other countries in that graph is because of a "religious failing"?

Do you realize by saying this you are implying the other countries in the
list are NOT having this same failing. I'm pretty sure America is more
religious than most of the other countries on that graph.

(Can everyone read that graph? It takes High School math, at least.)

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T wrote:
Twin Agate Dragons wrote:
T wrote:
http://www.wintersteel.com/Parallel_Universes.html

Site disabled.

As a huge fan of Sliders I was hoping to be able to read this.

Try this one:

http://space.mit.edu/home/tegmark/multiverse.pdf

LINK STILL WORKS.

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NobodysHome wrote:
Electric Wizard wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:
1) I am the Lord thy God. Thou shalt have no other God before me.

By including this god is telling us there are other gods, and we can't have

them before him.

I wonder what they do for a living?

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Host barbecues?

Is this an intentional reference to hell?

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NobodysHome wrote:
1) I am the Lord thy God. Thou shalt have no other God before me.

By including this god is telling us there are other gods, and we can't have

them before him.

I wonder what these other gods do for a living?

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Hoplophobia wrote:
Electric Wizard wrote:

Would Terrorist kill Satanists because they are Christian. Or, are Satanists

not Christian?
Well I reckon that depends on the type of terrorist, don't you? Then again, most ain't very rational people.

Good point. Let's assume they are the kind that only kill Christians.

Then will this stand?

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Haladir wrote:
Honestly, ever since a friend showed up to the table with one of these in 1983, I've expressed my strong preference of actual physical dice at the table to all of my players.

Oh wow, i want to buy one of these!!!

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Sarcasmancer wrote:
In other news, a federal survey reports that 50% of people below average intelligence; 88% believe any statistic as long as it is attributed to "a federal survey."

what does '%' mean?

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Grand Magus wrote:

I hate goblins, and dwarfs, and orcs. These are some of the stupidest

constructs in the gaming industry, and should be removed from all games.
RPG, Board, Video, cards..

Has nothing new been invented?


Turin the Mad wrote:
Electric Wizard wrote:

How much will it cost me then?

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Depends - is the cost per square yard or per square foot?

I thought it was $12.50 per square yard.

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You will all be dead.

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