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sun_set

I love you guys! <3
Mar 11 2019 11:58 PM
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    Erowind
    <3
    Mar 12 2019 04:39 AM
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Alislaws

The Matrix: The machines could have avoided the whole problem simply by simulating the 1900-1910s (when computers were barely a concept), instead of simulating the 2000-2010s
Mar 11 2019 06:02 PM
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    funkervogt
    '...as a form of control. Although 1% of the population subconsciously reject the Matrix, only a small fraction of that 1% are actually freed from the Matrix to become a citizen of Zion.

    ...Zion, according to the Architect, has been completely destroyed five times by the time of the sixth One, Neo, meets the Architect. As a result, the actual year on Earth is estimated to be closer to 2699, not 2199.'
    Mar 12 2019 01:04 PM
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    Alislaws
    I was mostly just imagining someone trying to explain to 1900s Neo that artificial intelligences have taken over he world. Of course there are other issues with the matrix movies, but this complaint has taken a long time to occur to me, considering how obvious it is.
    Mar 12 2019 02:58 PM
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    funkervogt
    As the Architect said, the "Integral Anomalies" appear towards the end of each Matrix simulation, so by necessity, any movie about Neo would have had to have taken place in the "1990s."
    Mar 12 2019 04:24 PM
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starspawn0

I think a lot of "magical thinking" about various topics boils down to people not really understanding how those things actually work. For example, many policy ideas about improving the economy, are based on a superficial understanding of how the economy works. The people have picked up some language and aspirations, but don't have even the rudimentary knowledge needed to pass a basic math test on macroeconomics.
Mar 11 2019 01:40 PM
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    starspawn0
    This lack of the relevant expertise and also "procedural knowledge" furthermore makes them vulnerable to being manipulated. A self-styled "genius" can talk them into believing things that aren't true. So long as the "intellectual" stays at the level of ideas, and doesn't delve into specifics, his audience may not notice what he is saying is impossible or flat-out wrong.
    Mar 11 2019 01:46 PM
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    starspawn0
    But, then, how is one to make good decisions about what policies to support, through voting? If 99% of the population really has no clue, how can they confidently hold politicians and experts to account? Perhaps becoming too aware of ones ignorance would sap ones will to revolt against unjust policies.
    Mar 11 2019 01:50 PM
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sun_set

This summer I am going to have the AC on low because the cold from the winter is in my bones. I am looking forward to hot weather.
Mar 11 2019 07:01 AM
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starspawn0

There's apparently a documentary about Bellingcat playing at SXSW: https://schedule.sxsw.com/2019/films/2008781
Mar 10 2019 07:06 PM
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    starspawn0
    An excerpt: https://youtu.be/Vuf6uRDxsUI
    Mar 10 2019 07:11 PM
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    Erowind
    Did the operator control each individual leg manually or was their computer assistance?
    Mar 10 2019 10:02 PM
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rennerpetey

Looks like Sanders and Biden are going to be the 2 big contenders in the Democratic primaries. Sanders trails Biden, but not by too large a margin. My hope is that as the other candidates drop out their votes will go more towards Bernie than Joe.
Mar 10 2019 04:17 AM
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    Jakob
    Petersen 2024 would lead America into utopia, but if he had a chance, Big Government would assassinate him and/or hack the election.
    Mar 10 2019 04:21 PM
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    Erowind
    Wonderful conspiracies you've got there bud.
    Mar 10 2019 09:56 PM
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    Alislaws
    While big Govt may be a terrible threat to libertarian victory, I think maybe a slightly bigger issue is that the libertarians need about 60million more votes to be in with any kind of chance.
    Unless tens of millions of votes are being destroyed, which would at least explain the low voter turnout in the USA in a way which is (possibly) less depressing than "no one cares"

    Mar 11 2019 02:57 PM
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starspawn0

When I watch a movie a second time, I am often amazed at the number of small details I notice that I missed the first time. Also, I find that my mind tunes-out a lot of things I noticed the first time, including even dazzling little flourishes that caught my eye, that added to the enjoyment.
Mar 09 2019 11:58 PM
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sun_set

Can't wait for FIVR...
Mar 09 2019 11:04 PM
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    sun_set
    1st step is buying an Oculus Rift
    Mar 09 2019 11:05 PM
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    tomasth
    I read something about CREAL3D's light field display , that supposed to be be better then magicleap.
    Mar 10 2019 10:05 AM
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Maximus

With spring in the air, it's time for a profile pic change. Wjfox, could you please do the honours:https://i.redd.it/ucrtz1rg54011.jpg
Mar 09 2019 09:56 PM
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    Outlook
    Go for the cheeky crop, Will.
    Mar 09 2019 10:06 PM
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    wjfox
    Okay, done.
    Mar 10 2019 08:32 AM
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    Maximus
    Thanks Will!
    Mar 10 2019 09:23 PM
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Outlook

Yo, I just went door to door campaigning beside the candidate. Seeing politics and politicians at work is so interesting. I was surrounded by polisci students too, it was amazing.
Mar 09 2019 06:01 PM
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Future historian

With a lawyer I sorted out my travel situation despite past issues my current goal is to earn 10000 usd a month I want to become a celebrity and live in Vegas go to exclusive partys have a few hundred thousand Instagram followers ect
Locked Status Mar 09 2019 02:51 AM
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    wjfox
    You are a narcissist.
    Mar 09 2019 08:22 AM
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starspawn0

The new Captain Marvel film has an interesting theme of, "How do you know you're not on the wrong side?" This is relevant, perhaps, in thinking about all the battles ones home country has participated in. The committed nationalist will reflexively declare their nation's actions "good".
Mar 08 2019 09:34 PM
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    Outlook
    Yes the firebombing campaigns, but I wont believe they went for that tactic until you provide a source.
    Mar 09 2019 11:44 PM
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    Alislaws
    Easy questionnaire to determine if you are fighting on the right side in an international conflict:
    (Does not apply to Civil Wars, they are much harder)
    Mar 11 2019 03:08 PM
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    Alislaws
    A) Are you fighting in your country?
    B) Are you fighting in the enemy's country?
    C) Are the people in the country you are fighting in pleased to see you when you show up?
    Mar 11 2019 03:11 PM
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Zaphod

"I spent a week in a VR headset, here's what happened" https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=776&v=BGRY14znFxY I recommend watching this, really makes you think about the short and long term potential of VR/AR
Mar 08 2019 06:55 PM
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PhoenixRu

It's time to return to dog avatar. WjFox, can you replace my profile picture to this: http://images.vfl.ru/ii/1552047395/0aaece8a/25681912.jpg
Mar 08 2019 06:43 PM