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  1. Hadoblado

    What are you guys watching on Youtube lately?

    I don't think the video is coherent, and I don't think your take on what the author means is coherent either. 1step2step doesn't want us shitting up his thread though (I don't really understand his intentions either but w/e), so maybe start a new one. Or you can let it die. Your choice.
  2. Hadoblado

    What are you guys watching on Youtube lately?

    @Cognisant That's an interesting question. In worm there is a hero called Purity, who is part of an aryan faction called Empire88. She tends to specifically target criminal elements of colour, and undergoes the struggle your boy describes. I don't really understand what your boy was talking...
  3. Hadoblado

    Religion and Irony

    Yeah but I'm not saying they're nice. I'm saying they probably understand irony to a similar degree to atheists. All these differences between demographics tend to be waaaay exaggerated. Even this conversation between us, we're not agreeing on what irony is. The sum of not understanding irony...
  4. Hadoblado

    Religion and Irony

    I don't really see any of this as being ironic. Behead Islam: photoshopped Jesus praying: admittedly nonsensical but I don't really see the irony. Crossbasher: is just a doublestandard that is inherent in the beliefs of a whole bunch of people. They're all works of fiction. I don't like...
  5. Hadoblado

    Religion and Irony

    Is this just personal experience or...?
  6. Hadoblado

    What are you guys watching on Youtube lately?

    Getting baited into a derail?
  7. Hadoblado

    What are you guys watching on Youtube lately?

    I don't understand why you're squabbling over climate change here?
  8. Hadoblado

    What are you guys watching on Youtube lately?

    I find youtube to be accessible enough to help me develop the interest to start paying attention to something. Otherwise I'd just filter it out. A lot of it is surface level, but I find it valuable all the same.
  9. Hadoblado

    What are you guys watching on Youtube lately?

    I share a lot of channels with Cog. I also have a lot of politics/philosophy, gaming, and media critics. Wowee 150 subscriptions I thought I'd culled recently...
  10. Hadoblado

    D&D 5e

    Isn't hellish rebuke level 1? Are you thinking of eldritch blast? E l d r i t c h B l a s t Evocation cantrip Casting Time: 1 action Range: 120 feet Components: V, S Duration: Instantaneous A beam o f crackling energy streaks toward a creature within range. Make a ranged spell attack against...
  11. Hadoblado

    Venom

    I haven't heard any overall negative reviews. Hard reviewers are saying it's got some issues, but that it's still very worth seeing despite them. I'm a bit excited for it.
  12. Hadoblado

    Interesting questions to ask to a Christian

    I think the 'is it good because god wills it, or does god will it because it is good?' question is interesting. If I were to answer your question, I think I would sacrifice the doctrine. With my current world-view, if something is not evident without indoctrination, it's not worth preserving...
  13. Hadoblado

    Preaching to the Choir

    You said This implies that, for example, putting people on the moon is not new. Also science doesn't always predict things before it finds them. That's not how it works. Sometimes it does, but many, many studies give results that aren't expected.
  14. Hadoblado

    Venom

    Doesn't it just show that you disagree with critics?
  15. Hadoblado

    Are we supposed to introduce ourselves....?

    Very Aristotlian of you. If you make it clear you're exploring the idea and not making a case for it, you'll prolly find what you're looking for. Welcome.
  16. Hadoblado

    Preaching to the Choir

    I don't understand how you think people aren't learning new things. Building the pyramids so fast was crazy for their tech level, and we might not understand everything about it, but we could build them faster now, because we know more. We put people in space. We're changing the climate of the...
  17. Hadoblado

    How do you know you are sane or insane

    If you experience reality as consistent with itself, and face challenges to this worldview honestly and openly, there's a good chance you're sane.
  18. Hadoblado

    Who not to listen to

    - anything people say about themselves that they don't demonstrate - anything negative people say about people they have disagreements with
  19. Hadoblado

    Who not to listen to

    There are a lot of people on this planet. Most of them think they have something to say, but you've only got one lifetime and a finite supply of patience. You don't have the luxury of knowing whether what someone will say is valuable until you hear it, so you develop heuristics for who you...
  20. Hadoblado

    Does overpopulation affect our purpose in life?

    @Serac I sort of agree but sort of don't. Thoughts have a tendency to be limited by exposure, and the worse your position is, the less your exposure. McGyver might be able to think his way out of any situation with a piece of gum and a paper clip, but most people can't. The freedom that...
  21. Hadoblado

    Dungeon Architects Guild

    I like the idea, it'd be great fun for a short campaign. You'd have to be an exceptionally flexible DM, and the chaotic members of your party are going to have a much better time of it. You're giving the party a sandbox in which they get to play any character (that is willing to kill them) and...
  22. Hadoblado

    3 idiots walk into a quantum mechanics

    Right but is that in contention? They're saying consciousness is not a requirement to be an observer, you're saying consciousness is sufficient to be classed as an observer.
  23. Hadoblado

    3 idiots walk into a quantum mechanics

    Hoooold up. Can you clarify something for me? This isn't my area, so I might be reading this wrong. To me, it doesn't seem like they're just claiming this distinction, but demonstrating it. The electronic detector is not conscious. Ergo, observation does not require consciousness. Are you...
  24. Hadoblado

    3 idiots walk into a quantum mechanics

    Okay. I'll accept that state of mind can change outcomes. What I don't accept is the proposed mechanism for changing outcomes. If I want something I'm more likely to attend to opportunities to seek it etc. While a joke, RB's explanation is a legitimate point, and so for the purposes of bringing...
  25. Hadoblado

    3 idiots walk into a quantum mechanics

    I’m pissed off for these reasons: QT derailed a thread to talk about the new thing he’s read about (again) QT told me I was wrong without explaining why I was wrong QT invoked a standard of evidence (being based in reality) and then failed to meet it with his own ideas QT claimed my...
  26. Hadoblado

    3 idiots walk into a quantum mechanics

    I'm not going to talk to you about consciousness. I don't want to hear about what you hope consciousness is. I don't respect the way you come to conclusions, so don't care to discuss how our conclusions differ.
  27. Hadoblado

    3 idiots walk into a quantum mechanics

    To think that all the unfortunates in the world are where they are because they just didn't wish hard enough is insane. Bad shit happens to good, optimistic people, like... all the fucking time. Also, the way you think about the burden of proof is backwards. Just because something is difficult...
  28. Hadoblado

    3 idiots walk into a quantum mechanics

    @mods Can we get this derail moved please? (sorry 1step) @QT Can you explain to me the relevance of chaos theory in propping up a non-deterministic model (attraction) in a non-closed system (the people in the world) when we're not trying to predict the exact motion of the actors, but a property...
  29. Hadoblado

    3 idiots walk into a quantum mechanics

    It's fine that you believe in it, but you don't understand or speak for science. This is the simplified factor breakdown used in my honours thesis: These are the variables I looked at in an undergraduate study. There are more used by the PhD student who designed the study, and these are...
  30. Hadoblado

    Does overpopulation affect our purpose in life?

    @QuickTwist I'm sorry dude, you're not making much sense to me. It's cool if you believe in the law of attraction or w/e, but I don't see how it's evident in reality. If I check the wiki page one of the first things I read is: So when you say what I'm talking about is theoretical and not...
  31. Hadoblado

    Does overpopulation affect our purpose in life?

    People are meaning making machines. Whatever the circumstances, we will make meaning in our lives - but unfortunately this implies that by controlling the environment you can control other people's meaning. By depriving people of the opportunity to choose their environment, systematic...
  32. Hadoblado

    Kratom

    Way to take the tone down guys. @a_ghost_from_your_past You don't get to decide things are placebo effects just because they haven't been proven not to be. Show me an article that demonstrates it's placebo. @Creeping Death Just because someone disagrees with you doesn't mean they're stupid...
  33. Hadoblado

    On The Connexion Between the Inutition MBTI dichtomty and Machine Learning Algorihtms

    Okay but that's just one guy - and just one read? Maybe first principles is what worked for him... he's also like... the definition of an exception. Basing observations on outliers is not a great place to start any line of reasoning. #geniusplayboybillionairephilanthropist
  34. Hadoblado

    On The Connexion Between the Inutition MBTI dichtomty and Machine Learning Algorihtms

    I think I pretty much agree - sort of. I've seen explanations of INTP as being more of an exploiter though, which I related to at the time but perhaps not so much anymore. The whole first principles thing but for INTP: @computerhxr Not in my experience either. From what I've seen they anchor...
  35. Hadoblado

    I Might Do Something Unethical and I Would Appreciate Advice.

    Yeah, you come across as in a particularly dark place, one where you're having difficulty seeing past your immediate misery. Fixation on the negative emotions. There are a fair few people here who have anxiety/depression/whatever else, so there're likely sympathetic ears. Serac is right...
  36. Hadoblado

    I Might Do Something Unethical and I Would Appreciate Advice.

    Wait it's a loan? Yeah I wouldn't hesitate based on the ethical implications, they're small and your need is large. I relate strongly. In order to get through my honours year I had to get into debt, luckily I had people to borrow off - without their support there's no way I'd get through.
  37. Hadoblado

    I Might Do Something Unethical and I Would Appreciate Advice.

    I think that such an act would be ethically wrong, but I also think ethical lifestyle is a luxury afforded to those who aren't desperate. Most good people would do shitty things if pushed far enough. This thing you propose (as far as I'm aware) is not that bad of a thing. In your position I'd...
  38. Hadoblado

    Strong Female Characters

    Who're 'they'? Am I 'they'? Are 'they' here? That's not a response to what I said. I said they're half the population of the Earth, not just that there was a large number of them. If you want to drag this into whether we should have a better understanding of people of our own species than...
  39. Hadoblado

    Strong Female Characters

    Nobody's telling anyone what to write. Just because I appreciate jazz more than country does not mean I'm telling all country musicians to switch genre. Also, women make up over half the population of the Earth. It's not a high bar to have your average author understand them?
  40. Hadoblado

    Neuropsychological Testing.

    You can also look at converging physiological evidence. I had my galvanic skin response and respiration measured at rest.
  41. Hadoblado

    Strong Female Characters

    Well... That seems like a different issue - though I must admit that I would prefer to remove systems that advantage established brands. The way you jump straight to merit is kinda weird. Are you saying that women have less merit and that any difference in outcome is a result of this...
  42. Hadoblado

    Neuropsychological Testing.

    I really like that 'walking around the lake' expression. A small pick (sorry), I don't think it's true that most people think in words or pictures, or that some people don't think in ideas. Full functioning people likely use all three. It also seems like you're putting all these things on...
  43. Hadoblado

    Strong Female Characters

    I think it depends on your focus. Being 'strong' isn't a necessary requirement, but if you care about representation then it's core to the conversation. If you believe that representation shapes societal norms, and that representation currently is skewed against minorities, then it follows...
  44. Hadoblado

    Neuropsychological Testing.

    Generally the way they pick up that something is wrong is if some of your scores are abnormally different from other scores. So for example, my working memory is worse than my visuospatial reasoning by an abnormally large amount, which is one part of the diagnostic criteria for any number of...
  45. Hadoblado

    Neuropsychological Testing.

    Huh. Interesting, my anxiety was the same - I didn't think of myself as at all anxious (quite the opposite) until it was diagnosed, and it's... beyond abundantly clear to me now. Diagnosis led to me having a much better idea of how I work, resulting in better functioning as I figure out ways to...
  46. Hadoblado

    Neuropsychological Testing.

    Yes, you absolutely can. Wait anxiety? I thought you said you didn't do anxiety? Maybe I'm FoS. I don't think it's useful to talk about your average. It's just less useful than talking about specific strengths/weaknesses. What do they mean by you 'endorsing' persecutory ideation, chronic...
  47. Hadoblado

    Strong Female Characters

  48. Hadoblado

    My Philosophy of Life

    What's difficult to understand about it?
  49. Hadoblado

    Strong Female Characters

    There are a lot of things that go into whether I think a character is strong, it's hard to put my finger on it. I think it's a mix of objective strength, depth, growth, and empowerment. Here's a hodgepodge: - they make their own decisions - this doesn't necessarily mean complete independence...
  50. Hadoblado

    A Brief Sketch of My Philosophy of Philosophy

    The easy ones are the ones that have a smaller barrier to entry, and were thus thought of first. The low hanging fruit. If a philosopher's job was just to know philosophy and not contribute to it, they would be outclassed by a book or wikipedia page. I'm not telling philosophy what it should or...
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