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2:55 AM
@Green so I get home, and the wife is halfway through the pilot of AHS... Just kinda weird...
 
 
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6:00 AM
Last night dream involves a strange conversation:
Guy: Is it possible to try again when you fail at a game?
Me: The issue is that this game only exists in the dream world, thus you have to be very lucky to revisit the same dream world in order to play the game again. But if you are referring to games normally, then why not, you can always pick up the game and retry, it will not suddenly disappears
 
 
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8:06 AM
Time for a new question about airships
 
 
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1:46 PM
@AndyD273 AHAHAHHAHA!!!! The weirdness is spreading!
 
Yeah, it was a strange coincidence
 
2:02 PM
There is a new sci-fi series on the YouTube premium originals channel called Origin. It's kind of a space horror/suspense type thing, but WB kind of messed it up for me... It takes place on a space ship with rotating rings for gravity, except that they keep showing the people standing on the wrong surface when the show external shots...
They do get it right other times, showing the people walking down long halls that curve up in both directions, like you'd expect, but whoever did their CGI decided that artistic license trumps physics. :)
That being said, the first episode was pretty good.
 
Is that a still shot or part of the movie?
 
screen capture from the trailer, but it's also in the show
 
@AndyD273 Groan. All they needed to do is rotate the frame so the hub is at the top of the frame.
And if this is a horror/suspense show then having someone upside down would be really helpful to make the audience uncomfortable.
 
its from a long pan out, where they show his face up close, and then zoom out till you can see all of the ship, with a bunch of different rings and solar sail and stuff
Yeah. Probably most people won't really think of it, and might have thought it looked weird to be looking out the window up at the rest of the ship, instead of down at the rest of the ship...
There were a few other continuity errors that were put in for dramatic license, and the ship layout doesn't make a lot of sense if you look at the external views and try to make them fit the internal sets, but after you beat the logical center into quiescence it was pretty enjoyable.
 
2:25 PM
@AndyD273 Ain't that always the way? Logic makes things hard.
Similar to logic: I'm trying to find a comic I saw once where a normie is sitting on a park bench. A guy in a hat sits down next time and asks if he has any friends. The guy replies that he does. The hat guy replies "Need help with that?" and holds out a book titled simply "Philosophy".
 
2:40 PM
I was reading a book about the history of quantum physics and related topics, and it was interesting how much of it came out of someone making a philosophical argument about how the universe should work, with a lot of them having little maths background, but then later on a mathematician comes along and figures out the math to make the philosophy work (or not, in some cases).
It's very similar to how Star Trek has moulded a lot of science and technology. Some writer and set designer though that something was cool, and then later on scientists try to make it reality
 
The cycle of Cambrian explosions in new fields fascinates me. If you're a JS developer, the number of libraries and frameworks is absolutely exploding. Lots of little (or large) experiments are being run. Many will fail or fall into irrelevance so that a few established players remain with "The Right Way" to do things.
 
The primary reason I am interested in scifi is because it so resembles reality that one day it can be realised and thus the ideas directly explored physically
 
@AndyD273 Heh. Someone says "The world works thus!" Someone else says "Yeah, let's test it." then we learn something new.
 
To me, my holy grail of worldbuilding is to worldbuild a Verse so similar to reality and at the same time, so distinct such that it confuses the hell out of real life itself, thus making the laws of physics unable to distinguish between reality and fiction, and thus allowing my imagined entities to coexist and be accessible by other people
 
@Secret I kinda think it works the other way around. Scifi shows a version of reality, and if it gets popular enough reality tries to shift toward that vision.
 
2:48 PM
that is true. Collective belief exerts its influence not via supernatural law of attraction stuff, but because of how it motivates humanity as a whole towards a certain goal, thus shifting reality into that vision
 
@Secret What is reality anyways? Nietzche is quoted as saying, "Reality is those illusions that we have forgotten are illusions."
 
(extreme delusion mode) It does not matter what reality is, what it matters is I will force it to coexist with my worldbuild world by 2020
@CortAmmon Actually, philosophically speaking...
does reality knew whether it is real
 
Depends on your illusions =)
Hmm, that might make an interesting story. Reality, itself, knows that it isn't real, like a lucid dream, and it is the humans in the story which force reality to stay asleep because they aren't ready to face the illusions yet.
 
3:05 PM
@Secret you have to get a majority of belief before that can happen, meaning that you have to get a majority to believe that it is possible. Star Trek did it, but it took a couple decades to get tablets and personal communicators... You are going to have to work fast to get it all by 2020
 
Acutally, I marked that as extreme delusion for a reason: It is highly unlikely to be possible. for starters my Verse include the following things:
1. Negative mass
2. Type 3 Time travel as common as boarding buses
3. Extra macroscopic spatial dimensions
There is so far no evidence of 1 and theory said it is highly unstable (thought we have mimics in condensed matter physics)
Backward time travel is highly unlikely to be feasible, and even if so, evidence suggest we are operating in type 1, not type 3
Extra macroscopic spatial dimensions were ruled out by a paper this year
 
@Secret Is that the one about how gravity doesn't appear to be weakened because it has propagated across other dimensions, as tested by observations of two neutron stars merging and the gravity waves measured?
 
yup
 
IIRC, it doesn't actually say that they are impossible, just that gravity doesn't work that way across them. It wasn't so much ruling them out, as it was saying that they are not the reason why gravity is so weak.
It also doesn't mean they are possible either, of course
 
hmm I see
 
3:16 PM
The theory was "Hey, maybe gravity is weak because it is bleeding across other dimensions on the m-brane. Lets measure it. Hmm, nope, that's not it..."
If they had seen evidence that it was doing that then we would have had direct proof of other dimensions, which would be cool. But as is "absence of evidence is not evidence of absence", or "you can't falsify a negative", or something like that...
 
4:08 PM
Personally, I kind of wonder if it is weak because it is stretched out like a string. The longer it is, the more it is stretched, and the weaker it is. And gravity waves are just vibrations down the string... The strings could be philosophical strings, or string theory strings...
 
4:34 PM
Science is full of negatives. Only rarely does a really interesting positive come around. As stated in Schlock Mercenary, "Many people think scientific discovery sounds like 'Eureka!' followed by jumping out of your bathtub and streaking through the town. Real scientific discovery does not sound that way. Real scientific discovery sounds like, 'Hmm, that's kind of funny.'"
 
 
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7:03 PM
What's shakin wubbers?
 
@AndyD273 Can you unfalsify non-negatives, though?
(Sorry, had a discussion about double-negatives in the context of programming earlier.)
 
@James I don't know but I'm'bout to drop some sick wubb-a-licious bass beats in da house!
 
7:22 PM
Guess who's still not done
 
@dot_Sp0T would it be .fleck?
 
@Green Don't insult our client's machinery!
 
@Hosch250 dotFeckless sounds like garbage machinery.
 
@Green No, John Deere...
 
@Hosch250 Oh! Well, Case tractors are worse! They choke on a tiny bit of corn husk dust. Psshaw, they ain't nothing!
 
7:35 PM
LOL.
For real, though, all that machinery is ****ing awesome.
 
@Hosch250 I can be equally racist against all farm equipment.
@Hosch250 No kidding. Both the people that work with/on them and the machines themselves.
 
Is it racist if I just hate everyone equally?
 
@AndyD273 Only if everyone is from the same racial group.
I'm time-ist. Modern people just don't hold candles to the ancients.
 
Oh, I don't discriminate based on race. That would be racist.
 
I don't think modern construction is worse than Roman construction.
But catch modern people doing that level of construction with that same equipment...
 
7:41 PM
@Green Just no.
lol
 
@James WUB WUB BUZZZZ BUZZZZZZ WUB WUB BBUUUUZZZ BASS BUZZZ to rock dah house!
 
@Green You sound like malfunctioning hard drive.
 
@James FALSE. I am robot super genius!
 
@Green Robots can lack rhythm too.
 
@James I'm a robot with machine learning trained on a sample of all of Spotify. No human can out beat me.
 
7:49 PM
@Green There is so much wrong with that statement bahahahaha.
 
@James Snow!
 
@James You're welcome :)
 
@HDE226868 Snow rocks.
 
@James I think it's funny to hear people complain about snow....because I don't have to shovel it, drive in it, or walk in it for any long distance. I can walk in the snow if I want to.
Snow is great!
 

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