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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yi3erdgVVTw Hilarious (The dihydrogen monoxide hoax involves calling water by the unfamiliar chemical name "dihydrogen monoxide" (DHMO), and listing some of water's effects in an alarming manner, such as the fact that it accelerates corrosion and can cause severe burns. The hoax often calls for dihydrogen monoxide to be regulated, labeled as hazardous, or banned. It illustrates how the lack of scientific literacy...)
Jan 11 2015 04:11 AM
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    davidm
    :heh: :heh:
    Jan 12 2015 05:17 PM
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davidm

I have just learned that our reality is structurally identical to a peer-to-peer (P2P) networked computer simulation. :eek3: Also found out that Fermi Lab is currently running an actual experiment to determine if we are two-dimensional simulations generated by pixels. :eek4: I’ll do some reading and maybe start a thread.
Jan 10 2015 07:37 PM
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    davidm
    :lol:
    Jan 11 2015 05:40 PM
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    Paulus
    Thats interesting and weird davidm, ill read as soon as I get healthy (having vértigo, dizziness, and other charming corporeal experiences now jaj)
    Jan 12 2015 04:34 PM
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    davidm
    :sadcheer: @ Paulus
    Jan 12 2015 05:13 PM
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davidm

The latest Pantheon inkings are just brilliant. Heretic's work gets better and better. Riveting.
Jan 09 2015 05:28 PM
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DaveT

Anybody hear about the terrorist attack in America?
Jan 09 2015 05:07 PM
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    DaveT
    Look up the NAACP in the news.
    Jan 09 2015 11:39 PM
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    Scotty
    I guess it isn't a terrorist attack if black people are the target. How nice the media reported on that
    Jan 11 2015 01:02 AM
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    DaveT
    Or if Muslims didn't do it.
    Jan 11 2015 02:29 AM
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davidm

See "Pantheon the Next" thread, Heretic. :deal:
Jan 07 2015 07:02 PM
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    Paulus
    How come I cannot see that thread? D:

    Jan 07 2015 11:12 PM
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    The Heretic
    Cuz only gods and Pantheon scribes are allowed access
    Jan 08 2015 12:19 AM
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    davidm
    Scotty, give Paulus the keys to the Sooper Sekret Writers' Forum
    Jan 08 2015 05:27 PM
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Paulus

Reading the comic Blankets, it's very good, thoughtful, sensible, charming art style. My only caveat would be not with the comic itself, but with the term to describe it, graphic novel, I dislike this concept, though perhaps practical, and a smart move by Eisner to get the intellectuals attention to the medium, it seems to me it devalues comics by making it important in relation to other respected genres like novels. Comics should be comics and valued as such.
Jan 07 2015 03:52 AM
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    The Heretic
    after postmodernism nobody gives a shit to the high-low distinction of art or literature anymore.
    Jan 09 2015 04:01 AM
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davidm

Sipping along, Docktor P. Have all the text and footnotes. 123 words have fallen to my stabby knife :stab: so far. This is MUCH tougher to trim than the typical journo text, let me tell you.
Jan 06 2015 04:01 PM
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    davidm
    sent you the edit. Let me know what word count is
    Jan 06 2015 10:53 PM
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    PeculiarPhilosopher
    I have it (also I emailed you back). It's just under 5000 words :))) . Thank you very much. I'll read it right now. The document you sent was exactly 5000, but that was because the numbers you put to signify footnotes counted as words, where the actual footnote indicators don't count as words.
    Jan 06 2015 11:12 PM
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    davidm
    :yess:
    Jan 06 2015 11:15 PM
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davidm

Chop chop chop, Mr. P :stab: I've barely begun an already 25 words are scraps of meat on the cutting room floor. I dare say they've been removed so seamlessly you will not even notice. In any event, I'd like to get this paper back to you by tomorrow rather than later today; is that OK?
Jan 05 2015 05:06 PM
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    davidm
    Check your e-mail. I don't think this paper is 5,195 words long. I doubt it's even 4,000 words long, but will verify actual length later. I can't do it on my lap because I have a word simulation program that does not offer a word count, but it's pretty clear this paper is far shorter than you say
    Jan 05 2015 06:28 PM
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    PeculiarPhilosopher
    Hey I just emailed you. Thank you for your help. The problem is definitely that you can't see footnotes on your laptop's program. I've gotten a word count of 5195 delivered by two separate computers with word. It definitely is that size.
    Jan 05 2015 06:57 PM
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    davidm
    It's that size with footnotes? Are the footnotes included in the total allowable word count? Because the text alone is definitely under 4,000 words.

    Jan 05 2015 07:58 PM
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Paulus

Im getting a bit perturbed by seeing my face in the front page so often, and also it is embarrasing to have 2000 views, weird, I hopne no one minds that I erase those younger self portraits. I really do not know what was I thinking. Changing the subkect, has anyone seen Fargo the FX series, or True Detective? I was quite impressed, and they could be interesting topics for discussion and analysis
Dec 30 2014 06:44 PM
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    Michael S. Pearl
    Hugo took photos. I didn't take photos of Hugo taking photos. Still, he should post pics.
    Jan 01 2015 05:04 PM
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    Hugo Holbling
    I should and will, once Paulus starts the discussion.
    Jan 01 2015 06:00 PM
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    Paulus
    haha wait people, im preparing other topics first :P

    Jan 03 2015 01:28 AM
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Paulus

Davidm I could not sent you a private message, so I just published the essay, I hope it does not have many gramatical errors and stuff, and it initiates some debate or thoughts!
Dec 30 2014 03:56 AM
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    davidm
    Have already read and will comment later, Paulus. It reads well, but I will make some suggestions that may improve it a bit.
    Dec 30 2014 04:37 PM
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    Paulus
    Thanks davidm!
    Dec 30 2014 06:41 PM
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mosaic

Leiter has posted an email from his lawyers to other philosophers he's threatening to sue fr 'defamation.' Not sure who is aware of this here but it is both sad and amusing. I feel like a creep even reading these things but it's a window into some of the nonsense that is the academy.
Dec 29 2014 07:48 PM
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    Hugo Holbling
    What do you make of it all?
    Dec 29 2014 09:26 PM
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    mosaic
    Well, I find it far removed from any practical concern and I think it reflects poorly on Leiter - what reputation is he protecting and what harm has been done to him? It all seems very unseemly. I can't see why a lawsuit and the apology he wants is anyway to deal with whatever perceived slight. I think they both exposed their private correspondences and Leiter is simply asserting or abusing his standing in the profession.
    Dec 29 2014 11:36 PM
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Michio

i got some time off to see my family. im going to an air base here in texas, then california, then im going to washington to do a 1 month survivalism class
Dec 29 2014 01:57 PM
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    Scotty
    Cool. If you are close by when in Washington, let me know, maybe we can meet.
    Dec 29 2014 03:35 PM
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    maddog
    Where in Calif will you be based? Let me know, and maybe we can meet. :P
    Dec 29 2014 10:03 PM
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davidm

Scott, I've put a few more fixes in the BllllLLLLARGH thread for Pood. Very close to the end, very few fixes left to be made. The novel is just outstanding. Every time I read it it, I can't believe how good it is. We have to get this thing out there. Heretic is prepared to colorize the cover, so let's all make a time to meet up in chat and discuss this. The last fixes will be over to you tomorrow.
Dec 22 2014 07:36 PM
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    Scotty
    Okay, I can put my changed version out there, the one where I moved things around to fit the titles etc.
    Dec 23 2014 12:03 AM
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Scotty

Just watched "Gravity". Sheesh, what a silly movie, I expected Clooney to open up the door and say "You lived this time, but you lost the crew. Lets try again."
Dec 22 2014 03:59 PM
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    The Heretic
    i hated the moronic assumptions of the film
    Dec 22 2014 08:04 PM
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    Scotty
    Yeah, I guess the special effects were good, but it felt like the physics of no-gravity was wrong. But that is just me. I know, great reviews and all. What the F do I like anyway?

    Dec 23 2014 12:02 AM
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    The Heretic
    I can stand morons in a film, to advance the plot, but not pseudoscience in a film reputed to be scientific.
    Dec 23 2014 09:44 PM
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mosaic

Black Mirror Season 1 episode 1 and the Sony attack. My brain is telling me there is a parallel there...Can't quite formulate it.
Dec 22 2014 08:31 AM
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    The Heretic
    heh, it was filmed in 2012. make of that what you will.
    Dec 22 2014 08:04 PM