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by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:59 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Trying to develop a hard sci fi magick system
Replies: 10
Views: 1885

Re: Trying to develop a hard sci fi magick system

Ok. Requesting a move by the mods then.
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:40 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Trying to develop a hard sci fi magick system
Replies: 10
Views: 1885

Re: Trying to develop a hard sci fi magick system

Anyways, what is your purpose in developing this? To write a book, a game, etc? In such cases, while developing a consistent setting and system is laudable, the details of those will generally be driven by your needs. If reality is a simulation stack, how does that affect the story you are writing?...
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:35 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Trying to develop a hard sci fi magick system
Replies: 10
Views: 1885

Re: Trying to develop a hard sci fi magick system

Almost a thousand views and one comment? Come on...
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8211
Views: 1237299

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

I begged for money and bought another one. Hopefully it doesn't have the same problems. Thank you though.
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:07 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: "Socialism" and "capitalism" are the same
Replies: 193
Views: 3342

Re: "Socialism" and "capitalism" are the same

I'm saying that if Capitalism really maximized utility it would look very different from how it looks now. Maximized utility is not a reasonable expectation for any economic system in existence. It's more of capitalism is functional. Pretty much nobody can dispute that it works. You can have differ...
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: "Socialism" and "capitalism" are the same
Replies: 193
Views: 3342

Re: "Socialism" and "capitalism" are the same

It's because the features that make it capitalism are social structures that exist to combat our instincts. But they don't. At all. To the point I'm not even convinced that capitalism as it's ever been expounded theoretically actually exists, and won't exist until impartial AI are capable of actual...
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:29 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: "Socialism" and "capitalism" are the same
Replies: 193
Views: 3342

Re: "Socialism" and "capitalism" are the same

It's because the features that make it capitalism are social structures that exist to combat our instincts. But they don't. At all. To the point I'm not even convinced that capitalism as it's ever been expounded theoretically actually exists, and won't exist until impartial AI are capable of actual...
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:17 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: "Socialism" and "capitalism" are the same
Replies: 193
Views: 3342

Re: "Socialism" and "capitalism" are the same

Nah, it's about preventing our animal instinct from taking over. In nature, the individual human was always dependent on the group, and thus they had to cooperate if they wanted to survive. If the individual acts against the group, the group will instinctually abandon the individual and leave them ...
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8211
Views: 1237299

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

I'm in Honolulu. And I'm on T-Mobile.
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:37 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: "Socialism" and "capitalism" are the same
Replies: 193
Views: 3342

Re: "Socialism" and "capitalism" are the same

Capitalism is just animal instinct reified through the mechanism of money for the most part.
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3340
Views: 645290

Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

I dreamed a somewhat obese man was chased and shot at the top of a cliff inside a cave network of some sort and fell down into a river and became the spirit of the river and anyone who drank from that river became some sort of badass soldier for some reason that I don't understand.
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8211
Views: 1237299

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Still homeless. My phone broke, so I used the last of my paypal credit to buy a new one off of ebay. But the SIM card slot was broken. Now I can't afford a new one. I tried buying another one anyway with my food money but my credit card wasn't recognized. I'm jobless now, and can't job hunt if I'm u...
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Sat May 26, 2018 10:35 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Philosophy and science of gender and sex
Replies: 117
Views: 3784

Re: Philosophy and science of gender and sex

Gender identity is the phenomenal manifestation of as of yet not fully understood neurological traits. In that sense it's perfectly objective, just as much so as the rest of biology. There are just problems with researching it: 1. Small sample size 2. Sample pollution: It's not really tenable to sep...
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Sat May 26, 2018 9:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3340
Views: 645290

Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

I had a pretty epic dream this morning but I entirely forgot it.
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:38 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3850
Views: 492224

Re: The Darker Side of the News

I think we should give military grade weaponry to two different groups:

1. People who the government doesn't think should have them
2. People who explicitly don't want guns or other weaponry

The results will partially balance each other out and the extent to which they don't will be very amusing.
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:34 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6248
Views: 885829

Re: Police misbehavior thread

I pointed a knife at a couple of police officers the other day to try to get them to kill me and they didn't even arrest me.
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:14 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3340
Views: 645290

Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Something about Jordan Peterson and a radio signal coming from inside a submarine that was launched from inside a house

Edit: This morning I dreamed I hadn't done a whole lot of homework that I was supposed to do for an online class.
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:11 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Imagine you're an evil dictator...
Replies: 6
Views: 1502

Re: Imagine you're an evil dictator...

The same reason dictatorships exist in the first place is the reason a democractic libertarian redistributionist economy would inevitably collapse. I honestly think it's ethological, that there are aspects of the human animal brain that dictate how people behave and that any artificial structure tha...
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:53 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Trying to develop a hard sci fi magick system
Replies: 10
Views: 1885

Re: Trying to develop a hard sci fi magick system

I think the fundamental problem is claiming that anything possible in a hard sci fi universe is magick and not technology. What are you supposed to do, summon Maxwell's demon? My understanding is that a modified many-worlds pantheism/panpsychism justifies and explains spirits as emergent or invaria...
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:43 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Trying to develop a hard sci fi magick system
Replies: 10
Views: 1885

Trying to develop a hard sci fi magick system

I begin with the following assumptions: 1. That some sort of temporal non-locality is physically possible, which makes Deleuzian/Landian retrocausality and temporal feedback loops possible. 2. That some variant of either Everett or modal realism is true, though probably not Everett or modal realism ...
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1974: "Conversational Dynamics"
Replies: 18
Views: 2771

Re: 1974: "Conversational Dynamics"

I don't think conversation tends towards stupidity, I think it tends towards whatever low information intelligence is compatible with average thinking. It takes a fair modicum of intelligence to be wrong in the way many people on the internet are wrong, and it takes that wrongness becoming popularly...
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1798
Views: 275940

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

It seems that more and more, the consumer pays for the privilege of beta testing the product.
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:52 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Will there be a large US recession in the next 5 years?
Replies: 21
Views: 3270

Re: Will there be a large US recession in the next 5 years?

I kind of hope yellowstone blows soon.
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:09 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The Assumptions of Searle’s Chinese Room Thought Experiment
Replies: 64
Views: 8118

Re: The Assumptions of Searle’s Chinese Room Thought Experiment

[*]But a defining characteristic of our consciousness is that it's unified. We don't experience separate consciousness that are happening in different parts of our brain, or even experience a graininess or "pixelation" of a consciousness that's made up of many smaller parts A healthy pers...
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6023
Views: 437154

Re: Trump presidency

I for one am looking forward to the Shadowrun alt-canon we're all going to live in.
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:15 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8211
Views: 1237299

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

I'm in a shelter now. So in theory that resolves some of my problems. I will give life another try.
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:56 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8211
Views: 1237299

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

I checked both shelters in Waikiki which are known to me. One has no availabilities and the other is a woman’s only shelter that wants $400 a month and will probably kick me out as soon as they figure out I have a dick. If I had a month of leeway in which to find a job I could probably afford $400 a...
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8211
Views: 1237299

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Monika wrote:
Dr34m(4+(h3r wrote:Posting this here:

https://www.youcaring.com/jessicaevans-1061679

Would very much appreciate any help, including reposts to elsewhere.

I reposted it to my tumblr


Thank you! :D
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:30 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8211
Views: 1237299

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Ginger wrote:I donated $11.50. Hopefully that's a bit of Ginger charities for you. <3


<3
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:20 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8211
Views: 1237299

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Posting this here:

https://www.youcaring.com/jessicaevans-1061679

Would very much appreciate any help, including reposts to elsewhere.
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:17 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8211
Views: 1237299

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Looks like I'm going to be a homeless person in Hawaii for the rest of my life.
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:33 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Let's talk about Net Nutrality in 2017
Replies: 120
Views: 12839

Re: Let's talk about Net Nutrality in 2017

There's no real way to determine what the market prefers and thus what to optimize when the market is not free. Well, the market doesn't prefer anything; only people have preferences. Centralized planning is inefficient, I'll grant you, but you will still be able to observe the effects of prices on...
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:36 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Let's talk about Net Nutrality in 2017
Replies: 120
Views: 12839

Re: Let's talk about Net Nutrality in 2017

Thinking about post-net neutrality reminds me of Friedman's observation that central price planning only worked in the Soviet Union because they had a basis for comparison in the free markets of other countries. There's no real way to determine what the market prefers and thus what to optimize when ...
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8211
Views: 1237299

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

The other problem is that even with SSI, I haven't been able to find anyone willing to rent to me or house me long term and it's unlikely that will change much.
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8211
Views: 1237299

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Monika wrote:How can they close a shelter in the winter in Seattle :-(


They opened it again. It's just that with work and other obligations I couldn't check back in and now all the women's beds are full.
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:09 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8211
Views: 1237299

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

I don't have a place to live again, starting at the 1st of December. And with only a month or so remaining until my SSI comes in, if it does come in.
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:57 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Jungian Cross-Cultural Symbols
Replies: 4
Views: 1889

Re: Jungian Cross-Cultural Symbols

There is no universal symbolism. Read Schopenhauer's World as Will and Representation Volume I, his positions on symbolism are better.
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: SCOTUS Biased Against Basic Mathematical Arguments
Replies: 47
Views: 7877

Re: SCOTUS Biased Against Basic Mathematical Arguments

Schopenhauer was right
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:43 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Modern Faustian Bargain
Replies: 68
Views: 8312

Re: Modern Faustian Bargain

Either the presumed magick that a person experiences is real or it isn't. Right by why/how would the person running the simulation know that? You've established that the possibility is binary (which I don't think is even true, but whatever). You haven't presented any argument at all for how a perso...
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:17 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Modern Faustian Bargain
Replies: 68
Views: 8312

Re: Modern Faustian Bargain

Maybe Alzheimer's is what happens when the simulation has so many bugs it has to wipe your memory virtually constantly to stop you noticing: You can recall memories from the distant past (when the simulation was less buggy) but become unable to form new ones... Alternatively, it could be the litera...

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