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bhrgunatha  ·  1 day ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What’s a good movie?

If you're up for a challenge. Santa Sangre

"a pure surrealistic work.Symbols,insanity, Life and Death mix up the wild beauty of Ancient Greek Tragedy.In conclusion: this is not a film for everyone,but if you are open minded you will be able to make a step further,beyond the image itself and face the deep brutal truth of this movie.This is how it would look like a movie shot by Salvador Dali himself. "

bhrgunatha  ·  2 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: A thing I made.

I love things like this. How is it fractal though?

bhrgunatha  ·  2 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Wearables for Christ: Vatican Launches New ‘Click to Pray eRosary’

Who knew Javascript was the path to heaven?

bhrgunatha  ·  13 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ginger Baker, Cream Drummer And Force Of Nature, Dies At 80

A documentary about him is on youtube

The internet has taken the social influence people have on each other and magnified, intensified and filtered it so grotesquely.

Is it net evil? Does it need regulation? Is it salvageable? I'm so grateful there are still smaller places (like hubski!!) where that magnification is less apparent and influential.

On a lighter note,

A friend of mine worked as a flight attendant and told me to just treat the ground staff well and politely ask for an upgrade (rather than fraudulently demand one) but it hasn't paid off for me yet.

I did get an unrequested upgrade on a short haul flight to Hong Kong once. Business class was about 50% occupied and it was so pleasant to just get randomly bumped like that.

bhrgunatha  ·  16 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What If We Really Are Alone in the Universe?

I'm so fascinated (as an uneducated layman) by space and cosmology but honestly most of it's way over my head because with questions like this I inevitably get bogged down in philosophy.

Like What is life? What is consciousness? What is intelligence?

That's before we even start talking about the practical hurdles like communicating, navigating or traversing the huge distances when we don't even know why our models are so out of touch with our observations (dark energy).

Two questions then.

1. From this side of the great filter.

How likely do you think it is that we could permanently escape earth and survive/flourish?

My guess given the current state of things is close to zero chance, but I'd love a more informed perspective.

2. From the other side of the great filter.

What do you think the difference in intelligence/capabilities would be if there was ever contact?

My gut feeling is it would be like an upside down bell curve or similar.

Probability close to 1 that Civilisation A is vastly, vastly ahead of Civilisation B curving down to close to 0 where both are about equal, then rising again to close to 1 where B is ahead of A.

bhrgunatha  ·  16 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What If We Really Are Alone in the Universe?

Basically we are, aren't we?

    I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to space.

Ever had problems playing games or talking on skype (or whatever) due to lag?

I'm no space guy but what if the closest intelligent life is so far away that your conversations have 60,000 year lag.

    not only will the majority of Americans support impeachment, but Republican senators, especially the 19 who are up for re-election, will support it as well or face the wrath of voters in 2020.

Despite your title and quote, it somehow didn't register that this is Fox News.

What's happeniiiiiiiiiing...........


    “In particular, liking for rhythmic music was related positively to compassion but related negatively to politeness: at the broad domain level each cancelled out the other (which is why there was no relationship at the domain level of agreeableness), but masked significant relationships at the level of the specific aspects,” North said.

All those polite, callous ambient psychos have been rumbled.

bhrgunatha  ·  32 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Emergent Tool Use from Multi-Agent Interaction

I'm weirdly proud of both hiders and seekers.

I think the box surfing is a modelling bug; how do they move a box while they're on top of it?

Having said that, all hail BLARG, the first seeker to climb a locked ramp next to a box.

The hiders never "learned" to imprison the seekers which highlights a misconception about natural selection. The process doesn't find the best solution, it randomly finds advantages and favours them.