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  1. scorpiomover

    Can human compatibility/relationship be calculated and measured

    Lots of people tried this: women looking for guys with money. Men looking for women to provide sex. Relationships got commercialised. But they last shorter, and they are harder to establish. You don't need to be a brain surgeon to see why it doesn't work. Well, think about what I wrote above...
  2. scorpiomover

    Can human compatibility/relationship be calculated and measured

    Cog, think about what you said. There's no shortage of women who want a serious relationship. If that is all you need, you could be in a relationship today. So could pretty much every man in the world. Moreover, if that's all you need to stay together, then since when the relationship began...
  3. scorpiomover

    Can human compatibility/relationship be calculated and measured

    Don't need one, not unless I'm writing a computer algorithm for a dating site. What do you do with a partner? Spend time with each other? Talk? Hang out? Go places? Share woes? Lean on each other for help? Apart from sex, the rest is stuff you'd do with friends. Consider that for a moment...
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    what are the consequences of time travel

    Time travel causes time travel causes time travel causes time travel causes time travel causes time travel causes time travel causes time travel causes time travel causes time travel causes time travel causes time travel causes time travel causes time travel Seems like it's a never-ending story.
  5. scorpiomover

    Can human compatibility/relationship be calculated and measured

    Such a calculator works well for people who are usually attracted to the people that your compatibility calculator says are very compatible, and are mostly unattracted to the people that your calculator says are definitely incompatible. Thus, that would work for those people whose patterns of...
  6. scorpiomover

    Can human compatibility/relationship be calculated and measured

    Then it's a good thing for you, that internet dating has become so popular then. The people who I dated, or almost dated, and where there was mutual attraction and a lot of chemistry, came from random encounters with people who were friends/acquaintainces of people I was with, and who just...
  7. scorpiomover

    The right to be selfish

    @Animekitty, modern psychology says that it's harmful to deny internally feeling your emotions and desires. But it's also harmful to outwardly express them in an inappropriate way. You can inwardly feel everything, without having to externally act on anything.
  8. scorpiomover

    Your excuses for smoking?

    IME, SPs drink alcohol and use drugs like kids drink sugary drinks and eat sweets. I've known builders who would drink 8 pints of beer every single night. The SPs I know, would take every drug going, and would use heroin and crack daily. Even the ones that don't touch illegal drugs seem to...
  9. scorpiomover

    Your excuses for smoking?

    I think it's to be able to converse with normies. I remember back in university, the first time 2 of my friends took LSD. I didn't take it, and only had a couple of beers. I was just talking away like normal. One of my friends said that for the first time ever, I finally made sense. I suspect...
  10. scorpiomover

    I called someone a stupid whore

    That you're advertising to go on Jerry Springer? That go on Jerry, dude. Or Montell. Or whatever other talk show / reality TV show is popular at the moment. Share your humour with the world.
  11. scorpiomover

    what are the consequences of time travel

    1.1) Lots of bereaved parents going back in time, trying to save their children from dying. Lots of people trying to going back in time, trying to save their lover. Even if the effort is futile, plenty of people are so upset about the loss of a child or a partner, that they act extremely...
  12. scorpiomover

    The right to be selfish

    I recognise that Nietzsche is only arguing in a certain way, and one that validates his viewpoint. But we need to consider both sides of the equation. A 1-sided viewpoint is not a strong one, and one that would not be held by an Ubermensch. I tend to like to remove redundancies from arguments...
  13. scorpiomover

    Can human compatibility/relationship be calculated and measured

    Dating software uses the ideas of the designers, the ideas of psychologists, and probably machine learning to improve the matches. Compatibility tends to follow similar patterns. E.G. if you can talk easily to a person, you usually find that you don't argue all that often. Life experience is...
  14. scorpiomover

    matter and spirit

    You can't touch the Sun either. But it is material, right? You can see the Sun. But you can't see the suns of far-away galaxies. You can only see the galaxy. So then you can't see or touch the suns of far-away galaxies => they are not material ???? Physicists don't measure and study the human...
  15. scorpiomover

    Toxic Femininity

    Actually, I quite like all of those people. In terms of traditional gender roles, they're all admirable characters. Even Nietzsche probably would have liked most of them, because they stood up for what they believed in, even to the point of often risking their lives, their livelihoods and...
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    The right to be selfish

    On your points about morality: It's rather ironic that you mention that Nietzsche regards the ressentiment man as an example of morality. This is what wiki says about "ressentiment": That describes a person or group, that blames the group's problems on another group, and shows resentment &...
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    The right to be selfish

    On the question you asked: Selfish = self-ish, being somewhat oriented towards the needs of your self. People who are completely un-selfish, would happily starve to death, rather than go out and get a job to feed them. He doesn't care about his needs. People who are completely selfish, would...
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    Toxic Femininity

    I agree that if I asked traditional men who believe in traditional gender roles, about those people, they would all agree that they're all examples of traditional masculine men, except for Keanu Reeves (too much of a pretty boy). But if I asked a feminist about Tarzan, she'd probably point out...
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    Swapped Gender-Roles Worldbuilding

    Perhaps you should have asked the question, then. I grew up with reversed gender roles. My mum worked full-time as an accountant. My dad worked part-time, organising the local Synagogue's prayer services. My mum LOVED to drive. She would check the water, and the oil, every morning before she'd...
  20. scorpiomover

    Have we screwed ourselves over with mass vaccinations?

    Was a big deal in the UK for several years. Sooooo many people went into hospital for something, caught MRSA, and died. Wasn't spreading outside of hospitals. Even knew someone whose dad died of it. It was like COVID, but for a decade. I'm sorry that you aren't aware of the epidemics that have...
  21. scorpiomover

    Have we screwed ourselves over with mass vaccinations?

    Had that problem with MRSA 30 years ago when we used antibiotics liberally to wipe out SA. Oddly enough, it was more prevalent in hospitals than in the people outside of them. If vaccines are used ubiquitously, so that the body is consistently living in an environment where natural immunity...
  22. scorpiomover

    Perparing Humanity for Space: Politics

    We'd treat them the same way we treated other new subspecies of humans in the Amazonian jungle. Probably give them COVID. Then blame white people for being so inconsiderate. What makes you think you'd be more likely to learn from a war on a different planet in a different solar system, than...
  23. scorpiomover

    Toxic Femininity

    If there is masculinity, there has to be non-toxic masculinity. But we can't know if there is non-toxic masculinity, until we have examples of things that are classically masculine, and also non-toxic. Tensions have been escalated. 1) When people become emotional, it becomes difficult for them...
  24. scorpiomover

    Swapped Gender-Roles Worldbuilding

    No. But I used to watch Sheena. IIRC, the old shows with girls as the main characters, had to have real bad-ass heroines, because even the old men and the pets were already portrayed as very tough, and so the women had to be even tougher to out-do the men. It's easy to make women scary. You...
  25. scorpiomover

    Swapped Gender-Roles Worldbuilding

    Bible had that one without magic. An alternative would be a virus that is harmless to most people, but have a very high rate of death for certain demographics, in this case, those with a Y chromosome. Wait. There's a virus called COVID-19, that kills twice as many men as women. Might be a bit...
  26. scorpiomover

    The curious case of 'chatting' and their possible resemblance with human speech

    Chatting is a form of social reinforcement. You can see chimps engage in regular physical contact as a form of ergular social reinforcement. If you look at the types of things being posted on social media these days, it's things like "It's my birthday", "I got married!" and "I had a baby"...
  27. scorpiomover

    Swapped Gender-Roles Worldbuilding

    I've watched several shows like this recently. The women in these SF&F shows who are fighters, warriors and leaders, are usually written to still end up falling for men who are warriors. The men who are not warriors, are usually considered only "friends" by the powerful women, and usually are...
  28. scorpiomover

    can an AI robot become a salesperson

    A sales helper's job is to answer any query asked, no matter what it is. You'd need a computer that can generally process and answer any question, including questions it has not been told what to do with. A sales assistant's job can be similar. If you're talking about a sales assistant like...
  29. scorpiomover

    can an AI robot become a salesperson

    Done sales before. It's a numbers game. They give you a script. They tell you to read through it with each customer, no matter what, like a computer following a program. It takes about 5 minutes. Then they tell you that the more customers you read the script to, the more sales you make. The...
  30. scorpiomover

    Is Personification Immoral

    That would be making a whole new technology, which most programmers would not know yet, which would in turn means that sh* programmers would not be able to do it. But if you simply make technology faster, then even if sh*t programmers write sh*t code that took ages to run, now that sh*t code...
  31. scorpiomover

    Is Personification Immoral

    The average laptop, is 1,000 times as fast, and has 1,000,000 times the memory, as a 1980s computer that would run an entire business. With 10 laptops, you could probably run Australia. In the early days of computers in the 1950s and 1960s, the hardware was much slower and less capable than...
  32. scorpiomover

    Is Personification Immoral

    Second law of thermodynamics. Anything that is free to be willed to happen in the future. No, it's obeying. The early computers had free will. But people already had humans. They wanted something that would do something that humans would not, something that would be forced to do as it was...
  33. scorpiomover

    Is Personification Immoral

    Formulas are great. The first rule of formulae, is that formulae reduce things, animals and people to numbers. If you want anyone to think of you as more than a meat sack that can be made into 75 kilos of burgers, and you want a job, or a girlfriend, or people to talk to on the internet, then...
  34. scorpiomover

    Text is a better way of clarifying arguments

    Body language is 90% of communication. Imagine if you wrote out and emailed an argument, only to discover that the other person was only able to read 1 in every 10 words. Writing things down, helps to not get caught up in the heat of an argument, and gives me time to think. I can see my...
  35. scorpiomover

    can we make decisions completely divorced from emotions

    Antonio Damasio studied this several years ago. He wanted to find out the effects of emotions. So he studied people who had had severe brain damage in the areas of the brain that handle emotions, who also reported that they were unable to feel emotions, including some scientists. He gave them...
  36. scorpiomover

    The philosophers of the past era have failed our generation

    That sounds like Marxism. Marxists usually say that the poor are only poor because the capitalists have made the system such as to give the poor a major disadvantage that keeps them down. Schopenhauer is famous for his concept of making everything about "the will", as if willpower was the main...
  37. scorpiomover

    TOXIC MASCULINITY

    4th wave feminism Came around in the 2010s, about the same time as we started hearing about "toxic masculinity". That's the typical online description. That's also usually written as an example of toxic masculinity. Lots of scientific studies have consistently shown that it's extremely...
  38. scorpiomover

    Pseudo-Authenticity

    The French have an appreciation for this. In French films, the most physically flawless woman is usually not the woman that most of the guys are interested in. The woman most desired, is usually flawed in some way. It's also very important to grasp, to help move on from Western perfectionism...
  39. scorpiomover

    Does this INTP like me or not?

    If it's very rare for him to say it, then he really only says it when he's really sure he means it. So it means he misses you often, often finds himself wanting to be with you even when he is with his friends, and genuinely cares for you. He obviously has romantic feelings for you, because he...
  40. scorpiomover

    Unexpected behaviours you have ever encountered.

    Easily done. The girl found that making a new account was for her, easier than logging in. She may have been shown how to make a new account, but kept forgetting her password, and was not shown how to retrieve her password from Instagram. Both require email confirmations. So it was probably not...
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    The I-will-finish-this-no-matter-what trap

    1) I used to do the same. But then I've changed 50 different things in the code. Even with a 98% success rate, at least 1 of them will not work completely. But I don't know which of the 50 things is a problem, and thus am unable to diagnose what is the problem with any of those 50 things...
  42. scorpiomover

    The I-will-finish-this-no-matter-what trap

    The results are most clearly shown by repeated empirical observations of your experiences. Take 2 projects, e.g. writing a novel. Try with making versions. Try without. Your 4th draft in, you realise that you need the bits that you wrote in version 1, that you didn't have in versions 2 and 3...
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    Emotions expressed during farewell

    When people change location and situation, sensors tend to be aware that the change of situation will mean a lot of changes that the leavers aren't aware of. Think back to when you left school. If you could go back and repeat your past couple of weeks when you were at school, would you have...
  44. scorpiomover

    How can people be against things that their existence relies upon?

    People learn about what they are exposed to. People who grew up without the internet, can compare life pre-internet to life with the internet, and can see the differences. People who grew up only with the internet, are not nearly as aware of the effects of the internet, because they don't know...
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    The I-will-finish-this-no-matter-what trap

    Used to have that problem a lot. But then I got into some projects where that stopped being a problem. That is what inspired this thread: An xxNP development process - INTP Forum Nowadays, I'm more likely to ask: Do I really want to spend 2 weeks trying to code a feature that I only need to...
  46. scorpiomover

    StPD Dudes

    I sympathise. But the double-slit experiment shows that objects quantumly decohere at some time. So the choice will be made some time. But then it will not be made by you, and will be made by whoever finds the thing next.
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    alternatives to MBTI

    Gives us ideas about how to understand people. Points out that different people have different personalities. They don't talk like us. We need to communicate in other people's language. They don't learn like us. We need to teach students in the way the student needs to be taught. What's...
  48. scorpiomover

    Favourite fictional INTP(s)?

    Hari Seldon R. Daneel Olivaw Multivac Basically, anything written by Isaac Asimov.
  49. scorpiomover

    Is progress necessary?

    I think progress is like anything else. It can be positive or negative. It only depends on if it would be a good idea for that progress in that situation or not. IMHO, controlling the human desire for progress, and learning to discern when progress is a good thing, would probably determine...
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    Is progress necessary?

    Do you know more than you knew yesterday? Of course. Your brain cells remember what happened today and yesterday, while yesterday it only remembered yesterday. So because of our hardware, humans are always learning, always improving and always progressing. So there's doesn't need to be anything...
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