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    Did anyone in this thread mention the "Supernova...

    Did anyone in this thread mention the "Supernova in the East" episodes of the Dan Carlin's Hardcore History podcast ?
    They deserve a listen for this discussion's context - especially the first...
  2. Thread: Pokemon Go

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    Pokemon Go with à sci-fi theme? That's the game...

    Pokemon Go with à sci-fi theme? That's the game Niantic built their engine with before they got the Pokemon contract, it's called Ingress.
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    Yeah: Aviate, Navigate, Communicate. In that...

    So are motherfucking snakes. That doesn't change the fact that contacting ATC is lower priority than controlling the aircraft and following the checklist.[/QUOTE]

    Yeah: Aviate, Navigate,...
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    Charlie Parker Gerry Mulligan Steve Coleman

    Charlie Parker
    Gerry Mulligan
    Steve Coleman
  5. Camus Zappa Condorcet

    Camus
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    Condorcet
  6. Thread: Jazz Pianists

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    I'm undecided between Duke Ellington and...

    I'm undecided between Duke Ellington and Thelonious Monk.
  7. Not totally following you here, dystopian....

    Not totally following you here, dystopian.
    CIA/US military is the dr Frankenstein who created ISIS.

    But I agree, if we want to find international responsibilities for the refugees crisis, the...
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    Not eager, but can do. Let me know (PM so I can...

    Not eager, but can do.
    Let me know (PM so I can have a mail notification) if you still need some guinea pigs.
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    What irks me most about this 'running a country...

    What irks me most about this 'running a country like a business" theory is the thought of lay-offs.
    Can you lay-off citizens? What does it mean? Green Soylent?
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    True, but it's the only way you could convince me...

    The turing test has nothing to do with wether "current software" can reflect on its choices.[/QUOTE]

    True, but it's the only way you could convince me that it is.
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    Take a breath, and re-read his posts carefully....

    I still don't understand how you can argue that your definition applies to humans, but not to software.

    Have you never learned to use a programming language before? Is there something basic I need...
  13. Thread: Do minds exist?

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    Agreed. Mind seem to be the name we give to the...

    Agreed. Mind seem to be the name we give to the emergent properties and/or the processes they enable, that the composition of our physical bodies (including the many neurons in our brains) create for...
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    Actually, seen from abroad the question sometime...

    Actually, seen from abroad the question sometime is "would have Bill been successful without her"? It sometimes looked like she was the driver in the couple, and just put Bill in front because the US...
  15. Thread: Joke gallery

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    Only if the water is cold, because sharks won't...

    Only if the water is cold, because sharks won't do the work for you.

    Professional courtesy
  16. (note: I'm defining success as reasonnably...

    (note: I'm defining success as reasonnably comfortable or middle-class, I don't know about high-level success)
    Yes on a statistical standpoint. There is indeed a small correlation.
    But on a...
  17. Because the importance is not the amount of money...

    I don't see how that renders my point unimportant. To what extent is the amount of support your parents were able to provide you affected by the existence of your brothers? And suppose they had had...
  18. Not sure it's that important. Depends on the...

    Not sure it's that important.
    Depends on the country and the cost of education of course, but an important effect of parents wealth (not necessarily 1% wealth, just them being comfortable), is...
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    I think some returns on the investment are not...

    I think some returns on the investment are not computed correctly, and would show in less than 20 years.
    Want to be able to go to a party or a concert somewhere in the suburbs, on close to a...
  20. Those are already "big names", but as they...

    Those are already "big names", but as they weren't in your list, maybe you missed them
    Dave Brubeck - pioneered the use of unusual time signatures
    Paul Desmond - saxophonist in Brubeck's band, but...
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    Both side have a point here, I think. Labels are...

    Both side have a point here, I think.
    Labels are useful, if we need nuances in our every word, we'll end talking like Ents. So, yeah, I can get behind calling some actions, or even some men, evil....
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    I think it's gone political now, we're past...

    I think it's gone political now, we're past rational solutions.
    If even IMF says we need to reduce Greek debt, it means there's some money we're not going to see back anyway, whether we voluntarily...
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    I object to the use of "conscious" in libertarian...

    I object to the use of "conscious" in libertarian free-will.
    (Or maybe you need to extend your summary to also define conscious, I might be misunderstanding you)

    Because it seems to imply that...
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    Also, let's not confuse forgiveness by a person...

    Also, let's not confuse forgiveness by a person with forgiveness by society.
    From what I understand, a lot of victims (meaning, in this case, the friends and family) can forgive only when the perp...
  25. Actually, the "agreeing on a safe word" isn't...

    Mistake #1: Didn't setup a safe word
    Mistake #2: Didn't stop when told to
    Mistake #3: Watching 50 Shades of Grey[/QUOTE]
    Actually, the "agreeing on a safe word" isn't always necessary. It's only...
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