ThunderIdeal

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  1. I think he just meant now that he isnt around other people that andy's death is gonna hit him
  2. I once knew somebody who liked jungle.
  3. His posts indicated a long struggle with a few conditions maybe RLS etc, not the prettiest circumstances but it always seemed like he was managing. Very sad, seemed like a lovely bloke.
  4. Naw As i mentioned theorised dark matter is being scrapped it seems and rightly so. Well some are still chasing grants to continue the search (dont think theyll find it) but now there are models explaining galactic rotation without the need to conjure any extra mass. It probably helps that we've found more legitemate sources of mass, including hard to see gas/dust clouds and red dwarfs plus changing estimates of planet numbers including rogue planets. Ive been shitting on dark matter here for a few years so i'll be pleased to hear the last of it. Not sure how proponents of the lambda cold dark matter theory (prevailing big bang model) will like that but who cares.
  5. A simulation of some kind, or an AI universe, should and will continue to be an appropriate possibility for consideration. Its too appealing to be dismissed and i can think of too many scenarios to type out. whether you do or dont include god in these scenarios, ai can also substitute for god. Why do that? There is no humanly conceivable explanation for why god is, whereas AI may be a possible product of a very young and flawed species of ape or space insect; its immediately more tenable than an unexplainable god, but why limit yourself to either/or when theres so many ways to combine the different theories? Anywhere in the picture somebody/thing may choose birth a being of awesome creative potential Fuck what happened to my post Too profound. God/AI/bigbang ate my post to prevent the truth! Edit: ok only my double post be truncated. damn. Was going to pretend it was such a bomb post that the matrix had to intervene... Anyway, whilst the big bang theory is only a what without a why (the cause is speculated to be a preceding crunch eg cyclical universe or an injection of energy from outside), i want to briefly (again) cast some doubt on the evidence that led us there, and suggest the origin of the universe (if it even had one) might be further than we can look. The big bang is inferred by two things: the microwave background, which a few renegade scientists and also a few well placed scientists dispute, and the expanding or receding universe. The universe is said to be expanding because of our method of guaging the distance of anything outside our neighbourhood (basically the entire universe). A light spectrum measurement called redshift is said to describe how quickly an object is travelling away from us, and since each galaxy is held to be generally moving away from every other galaxy, the faster its receding then the further away it must be. Its a really neat concept if you can be sure that a light measurement accurately describes recessional velocity, but perhaps the only way to know for sure, is to witness galaxies leave our visible universe (which it is supposed they all eventually will). A prominent astronomer opposed this explanation of redshift and presented evidence. He was professionally destroyed. Anyway, yes, a few renegade scientists dispute redshift too. In the meantime busloads of cosmologists and physicists have made careers out of tweaking various big bang models to get the correct distributions of mass while other physicists and astronomers have continually revised how much mass there is; to the point where it seems mainstream scientists are preparing to give dark matter the flick. I guess the point is that without the comfort of a viable creation myth/theory or faith in our ability to find another to replace it, then simulation as a possibility gains some standing, after all a simulation starts where you tell it to without requiring a legitimate birth with perfectly blended primordial chaos that progresses within desired parameters (eg life spawning universe). "begin simulation" is its origin. I think thats one of the main points nick bostrom tried to make: once an initial state is achieved where simulation is possible, from that point on simulation becames the simplest and most likely explanation for any given reality.
  6. A simulation of some kind, or an AI universe, should and will continue to be an appropriate possibility for consideration. Its too appealing to be dismissed and i can think of too many scenarios to type out. whether you do or dont include god in these scenarios, ai can also substitute for god. Why do that? There is no humanly conceivable explanation for why god is, whereas AI may be a possible product of a very young and flawed species of ape or space insect; its immediately more tenable than an unexplainable god, but why limit yourself to either/or when theres so many ways to combine the different theories? Anywhere in the picture somebody/thing may choose to birth a being of awesome creative potential, perhaps the safest way to do this is to hurl it into a void/sandbox where it is forced to believe it is the source, insulating your own universe from its reach; so sufficiently advanced technology is not only indistinguishable from god, it can make beings unable to distinguish themselves from god. That anything at all should exist is difficult to fathom. Maybe existence is is just turbulence, a lapse of decency. At our level of comprehension, the following are probably equally absurd. -Everything just came out of nothing, possibly in some kind of bang -A superintelligent computer just came out of nothing, possibly in some kind of bang -An omnipotent being is beyond time and form -A superintelligent computer is beyond time and form
  7. Pretty much ^ And a few groups are now stating the real estate bull market is ending. I could argue a few advantages Australia still has but.... The illusion of wealth will be on its way out i think.
  8. anodyne your posts are tight of late!
  9. You convinced me. I wonder if it has affected his bipolar disorder.
  10. Fuck diamonds! Otherwise i agree! Platinum is pretty cheap although you missed the bottom now. Its very interesting what youre saying though horse. It reminds me the way bitcoin is often depicted as some sort of gold coin. Cryptos do not exist in that sense, which is hard coming to terms with. To put simply i guess, incorporeal rarity - rarefied information rather than substance.
  11. Wait, youre saving for a hardware wallet? Thats literally like spending all your money on an expensive (empty) money clip. Id spend it on crypto and buy a hardware wallet later when your portfolio is worth something!
  12. I cant quite understand all the hate lol So the guy wants to make a rocket and quite likely kill himself. Happy flight i say.
  13. And sounds like a... Hmmm What DO you sound like?
  14. What stu said such a relief not having to say it myself.
  15. Nice post! My youthful meditations (on a handful of occasions) were by far the strangest and most jarring experiences i can recall, and sleep paralysis is strange too, whereas drugs have produced some of the most pleasant and sensory experiences.