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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Felstaff » Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:23 am UTC

(I think what was found is implied
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Postby PatrickRsGhost » Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:31 am UTC

I think they were trying to say that they
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Magnanimous » Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:19 pm UTC

Maybe it was some hot Freakazoid-on-Candlejack po

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby rigwarl » Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:12 pm UTC

bluebambue wrote:
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bluebambue wrote:I think it is more like that an actual AI could get out eventually. They have a longer time to learn about their gatekeeper and could also bribe the gatekeeper with things like "I will make you lots of money on the stock market."

This is assuming that the AI is intelligent in the same way humans are, but more so. I think it will be quite some time (if ever) before we have a AI that has the same amount of "creativity" as humans and the same understanding of the human psyche as most humans do.


Are we talking about the game still or a real life example? Bribing the gatekeeper is not allowed in the game protocol.
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For a real life scenario I agree the AI will definitely get out eventually. For the 2 hour game, I am 99.999999% confident that no AI player can win vs me as gatekeeper.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby PhoenixEnigma » Wed Nov 23, 2011 8:49 pm UTC

TIL: FTP explicitly forbids pipelining. With forty some thousand files to transfer and no shell access to the other end, this kind of sucks.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Isaac Hill » Fri Nov 25, 2011 1:34 am UTC

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Triangle_Man » Fri Nov 25, 2011 3:38 am UTC

Today I learned that there is a term for a fear that I've had for a while but never known quite how to describe.

It's called Trypophobia, it was made up by the internet, and running an Image Search of it has left me freaking right the hell out.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Zarq » Fri Nov 25, 2011 10:01 am UTC

Triangle_Man wrote:Today I learned that there is a term for a fear that I've had for a while but never known quite how to describe.

It's called Trypophobia, it was made up by the internet, and running an Image Search of it has left me freaking right the hell out.


And for those who do not want to click the link (which is NSFL btw): Trypophobia is the fear of holes in the skin caused by a bot fly or skin condition.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby TaintedDeity » Fri Nov 25, 2011 10:05 am UTC

Just holes in a surface. Like Lotus seed pods, or speaker grilles or that type of toad that hatches it's offspring in its back. Doesn't have to be skin or caused by botflies.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Steax » Fri Nov 25, 2011 10:11 am UTC

Triangle_Man wrote:Today I learned that there is a term for a fear that I've had for a while but never known quite how to describe.

It's called Trypophobia, it was made up by the internet, and running an Image Search of it has left me freaking right the hell out.


That site disturbs me because it's specifically trying to scare people with the images. Look, if people are terrified by something, why show them that exact thing on a website about the phobia? People are there for help, not to be scared.

I'm sure many people find those disturbing. I find them to be quite disturbing, but not to do with holes; for me, it's as much as about seeing blood or open body parts. I do have a separate feeling of unease at seed pods and things, but this is more because of the soft, squishy texture which I just want to pop. Speaker grilles can be distracting for me in the same way I'd imagine fingernails on blackboards. The sensation isn't very nice.


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But yeah, that link is not safe for people who don't like seeing holes in people, for whatever reason. I regret clicking it.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby I Am Raven » Fri Nov 25, 2011 10:32 am UTC

I do not mind holes in people, or blood or whatchamacallit, but skin disease caused holes... uugghghhhh!
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby You, sir, name? » Fri Nov 25, 2011 5:17 pm UTC

Two days ago, I bumped my knuckle into a window handle and that cut short, shallow groove in my skin. Didn't feel a thing at the time. Now it's annoying as it hurts ever so slightly when I bend my finger.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Jave D » Fri Nov 25, 2011 6:00 pm UTC

Today I learned that I still have much to learn, and the process by which I learn is often so painful that I dread to learn, yet I must embrace it or I will embrace death.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Triangle_Man » Fri Nov 25, 2011 11:19 pm UTC

Steax wrote:
That site disturbs me because it's specifically trying to scare people with the images. Look, if people are terrified by something, why show them that exact thing on a website about the phobia? People are there for help, not to be scared.

I'm sure many people find those disturbing. I find them to be quite disturbing, but not to do with holes; for me, it's as much as about seeing blood or open body parts. I do have a separate feeling of unease at seed pods and things, but this is more because of the soft, squishy texture which I just want to pop. Speaker grilles can be distracting for me in the same way I'd imagine fingernails on blackboards. The sensation isn't very nice.


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But yeah, that link is not safe for people who don't like seeing holes in people, for whatever reason. I regret clicking it.
Zarq wrote:
And for those who do not want to click the link (which is NSFL btw): Trypophobia is the fear of holes in the skin caused by a bot fly or skin condition.


I Am Raven wrote:I do not mind holes in people, or blood or whatchamacallit, but skin disease caused holes... uugghghhhh!


Today I learned to always put warnings on potentially disturbing links, lest I make everyone else freak out along with me.

Sorry about that, guys. I thought an explanation would be needed, but I should've put some warning as to what I was posting. I will be more careful in the future.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby farnsworth » Sat Nov 26, 2011 12:47 am UTC

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TaintedDeity wrote:that type of toad that hatches it's offspring in its back

While I have known those to exist for a while, the mental image that I get is just *bleccch*.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby emceng » Sun Dec 04, 2011 1:09 pm UTC

TIL I can't sleep on my stomach. Fuck.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Jave D » Sun Dec 04, 2011 5:22 pm UTC

God has a plan for me. It does not involve pussy. This is a good thing. His plans work out much better than my own.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Jumble » Sun Dec 04, 2011 5:58 pm UTC

A life without domestic cats? That's a sad thing.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Jave D » Sun Dec 04, 2011 6:04 pm UTC

Jumble wrote:A life without domestic cats? That's a sad thing.


It is. I like cats. I miss my friend Catherine. No cats for me though. Those mammalian comforts of touchy feely whatnots are a part of my past now. Now.... now I have God.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Jumble » Sun Dec 04, 2011 6:10 pm UTC

At the risk of committing a deep sacrilege (see previous posts for my often difficult personal relationship with the supreme being) God has never, to the best of my knowledge, entertained a room full of my friends by sitting in the middle of the rug washing his/her nether regions for 10 minutes then, very thoughtfully and deliberately, coughing up a fur ball. To be honest, I don't think you have to chose. I think you are allowed to have both.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby felltir » Sun Dec 04, 2011 7:28 pm UTC

Triangle_Man wrote:Today I learned that there is a term for a fear that I've had for a while but never known quite how to describe.

It's called Trypophobia, it was made up by the internet, and running an Image Search of it has left me freaking right the hell out.


If it's any consolation, those top two pictures on that websites are shoops.

(No idea on the bottom of those two, but the top is actually a lotus plant, proof under this spoiler)
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Postby suffer-cait » Sun Dec 04, 2011 8:02 pm UTC

the bottom one looks like part of the moon.
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Postby ars111 » Sun Dec 04, 2011 9:20 pm UTC

That a smart model is a good model.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Ptolom » Sun Dec 04, 2011 10:08 pm UTC

Jumble wrote:At the risk of committing a deep sacrilege (see previous posts for my often difficult personal relationship with the supreme being) God has never, to the best of my knowledge, entertained a room full of my friends by sitting in the middle of the rug washing his/her nether regions for 10 minutes then, very thoughtfully and deliberately, coughing up a fur ball. To be honest, I don't think you have to chose. I think you are allowed to have both.

Unless by God you mean Bast.
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Postby ShootTheChicken » Sun Dec 04, 2011 10:11 pm UTC

Holy crap. Huge picture is huge.
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Postby Ptolom » Sun Dec 04, 2011 10:11 pm UTC

ShootTheChicken wrote:Holy crap. Huge picture is huge.

Sorry, I didn't notice until it was too late; it's gone now.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Magnanimous » Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:43 pm UTC

Ptolom wrote:
Jumble wrote:At the risk of committing a deep sacrilege (see previous posts for my often difficult personal relationship with the supreme being) God has never, to the best of my knowledge, entertained a room full of my friends by sitting in the middle of the rug washing his/her nether regions for 10 minutes then, very thoughtfully and deliberately, coughing up a fur ball. To be honest, I don't think you have to chose. I think you are allowed to have both.

Unless by God you mean Bast.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby bigglesworth » Mon Dec 05, 2011 1:33 am UTC

*Bast god.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Magnanimous » Mon Dec 05, 2011 2:41 am UTC

bigglesworth wrote:*Bast god.

... Dammit. I should've seen that.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Vieto » Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:47 am UTC

bigglesworth wrote:*Bast god.

not to be confused with based god.

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Postby The Mighty Thesaurus » Mon Dec 05, 2011 5:11 am UTC

Jave D wrote:God should be enough.

They said the same thing about Pinocchio.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Jave D » Mon Dec 05, 2011 5:33 am UTC

Jumble wrote:At the risk of committing a deep sacrilege (see previous posts for my often difficult personal relationship with the supreme being) God has never, to the best of my knowledge, entertained a room full of my friends by sitting in the middle of the rug washing his/her nether regions for 10 minutes then, very thoughtfully and deliberately, coughing up a fur ball. To be honest, I don't think you have to chose. I think you are allowed to have both.


Well, when I consider that a cat has been a guardian angel more or less literally saving my life, and my belief that God is all-present and works through mysterious means, I think you're right in more ways than one.

But more seriously, I'm not sure I can reconcile my happy and spiritual existence with one focused in any real way on a sexual or romantic relationship, and am starting to believe rather strongly that at least for me, I do have to choose. Some people can have both, perhaps, but it's looking like I just might be dancing a bit too closely to hell and personal damnation if I try.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby The Mighty Thesaurus » Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:08 am UTC

Haha! Your beliefs fill me with mirth.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby podbaydoor » Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:14 pm UTC

Alternatively, you could choose a god from the god-buffet who would allow both? They all have or had devoted believers behind them, you could do worse to do a little comparison shopping.
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Postby pseudoidiot » Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:45 pm UTC

Now I'm thinking about that bank commercial from a few years back where the commercial was saying something along the lines of the banks should be shopping for you instead of the other way around and it showed a couple in their living room with various bankers coming through like they were interviewing for their business.

So I'm picturing something similar for deities.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby roband » Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:46 pm UTC

Wouldn't that involve them proving themselves?

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Postby pseudoidiot » Mon Dec 05, 2011 5:04 pm UTC

I'm okay with that.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Jave D » Mon Dec 05, 2011 5:26 pm UTC

podbaydoor wrote:Alternatively, you could choose a god from the god-buffet who would allow both? They all have or had devoted believers behind them, you could do worse to do a little comparison shopping.


I believe they are all one and the same. The names differ but the truth is the same.

pseudoidiot wrote:Now I'm thinking about that bank commercial from a few years back where the commercial was saying something along the lines of the banks should be shopping for you instead of the other way around and it showed a couple in their living room with various bankers coming through like they were interviewing for their business.

So I'm picturing something similar for deities.


He passed a most excellent interview, though it wasn't nearly so pleasant and convenient an experience as shopping.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Gear » Mon Dec 05, 2011 5:36 pm UTC

TIL that I can ace a science test on 1.5 hours of sleep. The same cannot be said for French. I think that my GPA will average out (*crosses fingers and hopes*).
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Kang » Mon Dec 05, 2011 6:21 pm UTC

Jave D wrote:But more seriously, I'm not sure I can reconcile my happy and spiritual existence with one focused in any real way on a sexual or romantic relationship, and am starting to believe rather strongly that at least for me, I do have to choose. Some people can have both, perhaps, but it's looking like I just might be dancing a bit too closely to hell and personal damnation if I try.

Weren't you talking about God vs a cat earlier? The hell?


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