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##### Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Religious experiences/spiritual enlightenment
« on: February 02, 2008, 05:05:06 PM »
IS the correct social action congratulation?
"well done on having your religious epiphany"?

I would say it doesnt matter even if he was stoned out of his mind on shrooms at the time. All that matters is that something happened that could potentially change his life for the better, good for him I say.

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##### Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Number that cannot be written
« on: February 02, 2008, 04:51:51 PM »
Thats more of a technicality than an actual impossibility.

And Zanmor, i know it doesnt make any sense, if you look at it one way, it must be tehre cause they all are, but look at it another and it cant be there.

Perhaps the conclusion is that somethings just don't make any sense, even in maths and thinking about them too much hurts your head.

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##### Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Number that cannot be written
« on: February 01, 2008, 10:41:01 AM »

_0.0159 (The underscore is to help line up the numbers)
+1.1111
=
_1.1270

So we've actually written a number greater than 1. If you don't add 1 to the one's digit place (the zero to the left of the decimal point) then you aren't actually adding 1 to all the digits. If this were the case then we would have a number between 0 and 1 and would therefore have already written it. Furthermore, theoretically all these numbers would be infinite in nature, I just shortened them so it could be represented and seen easily.

Im going with the second option. You don't add one to the first digit, sorry that was my fault entirely in te explanation. This should work for every integer between 0 and infinite as well, but i find its easier to work with 0 and 1 and include decimals. If you completely ignore the "0." part when doing all of the changes then it makes my explanation easier to understand, id guess.

And while we should have written it, we can't have as we have changed every digit. For example again using shortened digits.

it cant be the first digit in the list 0.0159 because Y starts 0.1260, but maybe 0.1260 occurs somewhere else?
Obviously it does. But by being in the list of numbers, 0.1260 has at least one digit of the same value in the same place as in number X and therefore has at least one digit different in number Y.

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##### Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Number that cannot be written
« on: January 31, 2008, 04:25:30 PM »
Its a lot easier to describe it to someone in person.

id draw a diagram, but it looks a little odd when you have to write "goes on for infinity" on every side

What isnt making sense? ill do my best to explain it in greater detail.

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##### The Lounge / Re: Because Anarchy is Fun
« on: January 31, 2008, 04:04:40 PM »
ah, a fusion of both our ideas to make something more offensive than either.

How about dividing them into two groups and training one group to thing that one word is incredibly offensive and the other to think that its a greeting.

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##### The Lounge / Re: Flat Earth: The Musical
« on: January 31, 2008, 04:02:54 PM »
Everyone's a scientologist nowadays. You'd think if they were just joining up to be popular theyd onvert to a religion that wasnt as despised as scientology though. Like zoroastrianism or something.

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##### Philosophy, Religion & Society / Number that cannot be written
« on: January 31, 2008, 04:01:27 PM »
I dont know if im gonna do this one justice or not, but its an interesting paradox. Im saying its philosophy because it sure aint any of the others.

Ok, so. You take every number between 0 and 1 (an infinite ammount)
You the lengthen them to an infinite length by adding 0s on the end
so 0.1 becomes 0.1000000000000000(etc)
then, you take the first digit of the first number, and the second digit of the second number, and the nth digit of the nth number and so on. and you call that number X
then you take number X, and write it out again, but you add 1 to all of the digits (9 looping round to 0). call this number Y
This number has to be different to all the other numbers in the list, as X contained one digit from every digit in the list and number Y has every digit different to the one in number X.

Hense, we have not written number Y in the list, even though it contains every number between 0 and 1.

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##### The Lounge / Re: Flat Earth: The Musical
« on: January 31, 2008, 03:47:58 PM »
its too late, the cat is already out of the bag! It turns out that Rowbotham's book is what was in the breifcase in Pulp Fiction.

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##### The Lounge / Re: Flat Earth: The Musical
« on: January 31, 2008, 03:35:09 PM »
How do we fit in a scene with a car boot?
I think quenten tarrantino gets a cameo as....hmmm.... i know he gets to be a man called skank, that would be bizarre and cyclical. The musical could end with him writing the first scene.

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##### The Lounge / Re: Starcraft 2
« on: January 31, 2008, 03:27:29 PM »
I've never actually read any, although the plots to blizzard games i have found to be truly awesome. Hats off to the writers. I want a love triangle between arctutus, raynor and kerrigan. They could make a blizzard romantic comedy.

The tagline could be
"her heart's in the right place, but now it only pumps creep!"

My basic idea for the plot is that arcturus starts off hating raynor, but after being assigned together by their DA to a tough case they learn to rely on each other, but things fall apart after they both fall for kerrigan, who is going out with a tough hydralisk who doesnt take any stick. However after a hilarious series of event lead to kerrigan agreeing to a date with raynor and arctutus AT THE SAME TIME, she has to manage her double life and in the process learns to love again.

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##### The Lounge / Re: Because Anarchy is Fun
« on: January 31, 2008, 03:21:34 PM »
It should be something more annoying than a racial group. Let it be a fear of the old, then they would gradually descend into a pit of their own self-loathing. that would be funny...

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##### Flat Earth Q&A / Rowbotham
« on: January 31, 2008, 03:16:59 PM »
Is it just me who can't shake the idea that its pronounced row-bot-ham? like "robot ham"

Seriously, id prefer a theory that comes from a mechanised pig. it would know what it was talking about.

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##### Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: X-MEN
« on: January 31, 2008, 03:14:06 PM »
I heard of a girl who grew a nipple on her foot. Thats pretty impressive...although it was on something awful.

Breast-foot-girl could certainly prevent crime though.

"THE NIPPLE COMMANDS YOU RETURN THE GOLD!"

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##### The Lounge / Re: Starcraft 2
« on: January 31, 2008, 03:12:26 PM »
How do people do novels for WOW? considering they want to keep all the lore canonical. do you come up with a plot and then ask if you're allowed to do it? or is that blizzard says "we want a story where thrall dies! work, boy!"

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##### The Lounge / Re: Yahoo! Answers...
« on: January 31, 2008, 03:09:14 PM »
For those of you who know the Sarging Community, the questions about that are pretty funny as well, because people have no idea with any of the acronyms.

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##### The Lounge / Re: Starcraft 2
« on: January 31, 2008, 03:06:47 PM »
Well then you SHOULD be afraid of offending him for fear of his secret knowledge. I mean, he works for frikkin blizzard FFS!!1

But also, thats reasonable

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##### The Lounge / Re: Starcraft 2
« on: January 31, 2008, 03:01:38 PM »
also, that said

I gotta love that video.

Nydus Worms are truly awesome.
And mental_theRapist is making sure he apologises to things that could even be potentially interpreted as an insult, for fear of offending you. You have secret knowledge!

Do you have any idea when anything about zerg will be thought about being released maybe perhaps please?

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##### The Lounge / Re: Yahoo! Answers...
« on: January 31, 2008, 02:36:33 PM »
I know! how can anyone disagree with him!.....

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##### Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: X-MEN
« on: January 31, 2008, 02:34:59 PM »
what if there was a cancer that fired lasers?

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##### The Lounge / Re: Anybody play halo on pc?
« on: January 31, 2008, 01:30:00 PM »
Yeah, the first one;s classic. I've gotta say i prefer counter strike though, faster paced .and you get to call people nublings!

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##### The Lounge / Re: Starcraft 2
« on: January 31, 2008, 01:22:15 PM »
You do realise this makes you a superior being to the both of us, right?

And if we cant have zerg, can we at least have an assurance that the kekekekeke factor remains intact?

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##### Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: X-MEN
« on: January 31, 2008, 10:14:48 AM »
Is it only me whos suprised at the lack of superheroes we got after Chernobyl?
I mean, surely we deserved at least one. Even a supervillain would have done, but they tend to be from science experiments gone wrong.

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##### The Lounge / Re: Yahoo! Answers...
« on: January 31, 2008, 10:13:10 AM »
I dont know whats more retarded, the questions or the answers other people give.

"There was a guy who was flirting with me, and i really liked him, and then he was flirting with another girl. Does this mean he likes me?"

"yes, he's just trying to make you jealous"

NO! Stop giving her false hope!

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##### The Lounge / Re: Because Anarchy is Fun
« on: January 31, 2008, 10:11:15 AM »
Create an excrement catapult using pidgeons and expensive cars.

List all the rules of fight club and project mayhem from memory

Teach as many children as you can to be fearful of gingers.

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##### Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: X-MEN
« on: January 31, 2008, 09:59:35 AM »
Is shape changing supposed to work by altering other's perceptions or by actually physically chaning the person? Cause couldnt you cut peices off yourself and them have them change their shape inside someone else, chestburster style. It would be the perfect assasination...
And assuming you dont need to retain the same mass, there are some pretty good things you can do with that as well.

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##### The Lounge / Starcraft 2
« on: January 31, 2008, 09:45:01 AM »
This thread is bound to have been made before, if it has been, consider this a bump

Is it going to be as good as the original?
What is the plot going to develop?

Now, I personally loved the original more than I could ever love a person, so i'll be getting the new one because blizzard deserves my money anyway. But it does actually look to be a very decent game in its own right.

Zerg FTW (kekek)

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##### Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: X-MEN
« on: January 31, 2008, 09:35:51 AM »
Telekenesis in clearly imba. I mean, essentially you could do anything. Who wants powers of magnetism when you can lift anything? who wants just to be able to freeze things when you know kinetic theory?

With sufficient knowledge youd effectively be omnipotent.

That said, and assuming telekenesis is banned, id go for regeneration like that one off Heroes.

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##### Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: Mind Control
« on: January 29, 2008, 01:37:36 PM »
I'd agree there, there are a lot of similarities between the US (and to some extent Britain as well) and the onset of facism in Italy and Germany.

I think we need to get clear the definitions between what i'd call mind control and what i'd call propaganda and or the consumerising effects of capitalsm.

To me, its the difference between intmidating someone and physically tying them down. In the former you are changing them superficially and causing them to change their actions through a change in priorities. In the latter they become unable to resist.

I'd also like to point out that I don't mean this as a conspiracy theory, i think its likely that we are as free as we were before the idea of mind control was developed. But considering the various dimentions of the issue is still important.

It does seem that ground is being made on the issue of extreme persuasion, judging by the NLP community as well as works such as the February Man Sequence by Milton Erickson, and its development the October Man Sequence.

I still maintain that keeping mind controlled slaves would be economical, many of the economic costs would be severly cut. Productivity would certainly increase compared to the unmotivated slaves of past times, to such an extent that it would match or even beat free workers considering that the slaves would be committed to their task beyond what "being paid to do it" would provide. Slaves could also be kept on a simple and nutritious diet, which would greatly lower the chances of illness due to malnourishment. Without the concern for the well-being of workers who fall ill, it would be easier to keep workerds in poor conditions, as ill workers could simply be removed.

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##### Arts & Entertainment / Re: Top 10 favourite fictional books
« on: February 20, 2007, 10:15:35 AM »
I've gotta say I hate Dan Brown. " The man gave me the thumbs up, little realising that it was an ancient egyptian symbol for fertility, lololol". Pain in the ass, and over pedantic.

Tolkein as well, irritates me. Sure, it was an original idea at the time, but that doesnt make it a good peice in contemporary times. A lot of people like it because they tell themselves that they should. Also, they are just a whole lot of myths spliced together, with a thin veil of new material to cover it up. Magic ring? had that before. The ring is cursed! nope, had that too. An unlikely band must destroy the ring! erm.. still not original

Micheal Crichton, i liked. Prey was very good.

Clancy and Chris Ryan (i group them together becuase they write the  same books) are a good read once, but they are all effectively the same plot.

Id have to say  foundation is at the top, and them foundation and empire, and then second foundation. Philip K Dick is also good, The Man In The High Castle particularly.

Artemis fowl roxxors.

Someone should write a book called "to mock a killingbird" i would prefer it.

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##### The Lounge / Is The Digital Nomad looking like a dirty old man?
« on: January 24, 2007, 03:03:18 PM »
Digital Nomad is DEFINATELY a dirty old man. I bet he hangs around women's changing rooms at pools.

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