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  2. Just so I'm clear...

    Gee, and l though that you were just torturing us, my mistake, carry on!
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    First, there is no remotely decent working theory regarding The dubbed "Mandela Effect" as to what is causing it. Although I did a separate thread exploring one idea as to a cause which was just a postulation with the "presumption" that it is physically happening. Secondly. I posted and will continue to post many different things on that thread. In some cases I was putting them out there to see what others thought without accepting that they were correct or not. Without the need for relying on my or your memories, there are a number of things that are true anomalies. A good example: a selection of songs, where the original lyrics have stayed the same, and the original artists and third party singers and tribute bands are still singing them as per the original lyrics. Yet, the original recordings either have had word substitutions or in many cases, loss of plurals somehow miraculously placed and substituted within them on the original recordings, even on old vinyl versions from the time of their release of which some you may own. These "Are" beyond dispute and can be verified by you or anyone else at any time simply by listening. So, for me to say that in some small ways, you are waking up one morning to find that your beloved reality/history has changed retroactively, has currently more credibility and evidence than to say that we are in a simulated universe.
  4. Just so I'm clear...

    Iam confused. You go out of your way to delete a Thread you started and then you hijack another Thread talking about the subject of the Thread you go nuked ??? Sounds like the Pro social Psychopath Claude is coming out as you are being a little Controlling and Manipulative here. And want to get your point across and have the last say without anyone else refuting it or questioning it.
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    Although I made a passing reference in jest that the thread was on it's way to being another "Mandela" thread, there's a huge difference between the two. The Mandela thread claims that the theory espoused in it is beyond dispute and should be taken as fact. The simulation thread was a theory that the poster himself didn't fully believe in, and was left open for others to dispute, refute, agree with, add to, and even make smartarse comments on (such as my contributions to it).
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    WHAT, WHAT!!!! Ok, I always have respect for someone who can admit to their own mistakes or actions, as well as it being good for credibility in business, and social standing here and elsewhere. Gulp, looks like Claude's thread is coming back?
  7. Just so I'm clear...

    I get it, Claude. We're light years away from computers being able to create conscious beings in a simulated universe as complex as our real one. And even if it's possible, it's a trillion to one shot it would happen the way we imagine. I disagree. I think we're 20 years away. At best. 20 years until a computer can code a completely digital being, existing in a completely digital universe, and that being believes its universe and consciousness is just as real as you believe yours is. We also disagree that Adams and Musk and Tyson and all those Ivy League professors are not rational thinkers. What I find most curious is your responses and reactions on this topic are almost identical to those of a Believer who is being told God doesn't exist. Not the type of conversation I would expect to have with you on this topic - especially considering you're the one who opened the discussion in the first place.
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  9. Just so I'm clear...

    I have a good brain. I have the best words. I know more about science than the scientists. Believe me.
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    Sorry, but we are unable to recover deleted threads. They are banished to the void instantly. Members having the ability to delete threads was an oversight on my part. I know the forum was not always set that way. My guess is that when we upgraded from version 3 to version 4, it got switched as did a number of other settings that I have found since then. All of you have great words. The best words. The loss of this single thread does not cast any doubt on that.
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    It really was some of your best work and probably the real reason Claude deleted the thread.
  12. Just so I'm clear...

    I invested some good words into that thread, and not just my usual single letter words. Some were in proper sentences too. Not to mention a few Claude jokes, and they cost money. So I don't appreciate all that wisdom being lost. So there. (or their)
  13. Just so I'm clear...

    Tyson says that he won't say a simulate world is impossible. He won't rule it out. And he says that it's entirely possible that a more evolved race may already have created such a simulated universe. That is light years away from giving a rational argument as to why the idea of a simulate universe is more likely than that we are living in a real universe. Musk thinks we are in a simulated universe because he assumes that because we have the technology of CGI, that eventually, it would be inevitable that we would create a complete simulated universe...including humans that are conscious..and don't know that they are simulated. Maybe. But creating simulated conscious people in a simulated universe is so far removed from what we have now. It's like seeing the Earth when all animals were single cell, 4 1/2 billion years ago...and deciding what a dog would look like today. Maybe. But trillions of things have to happen in exactly the right way for that reality to be predicted. Almost the very definition of the word Impossible. And most physicists asked about a simulated universe...think it's a nutty idea. Scientists suggesting it are the ones that get the press, because it's a novel idea. Scientists saying "That idea is silly" ...well, that's not a good story, is it? And as I've said before, an extraordinary claim requires extraordinary evidence to be taken seriously by rational thinkers. And so far, we have seen none. In fact, I haven't read a single current article or post on the subject that is even a sound argument for it. And...It...is...impossible...to prove ...that something...is ...not ....true. No matter how ludicrous the idea. The burden of proof is on the person promoting the idea.
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    I read, in a few publications, that most successful business owners spend at least 30 minutes a day learning new fat jokes.
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    Neither do I. Neither do I.
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    Perry, I don't think Claude did it to piss people off. I imagine if he thought people would be offended he wouldn't have done so. It sounds like it was more frustration on expression than anything else. Those types of topics can be difficult to wrap your head around and express yourself. I don't think people should be able to delete their own threads after people respond. It's too much power and people can't handle that power.
  17. Just so I'm clear...

    The only similarity between the Mandela thread and yours is that at least half of the theories in the discussion rely on things that are difficult or impossible to prove. If provability is now a requirement for discussion around here, Mark and Shane just got a lot less to talk about. The difference between the Mandela thread and yours is that you don't have Mandela theories being publicly debated by Harvard, MIT and Oxford professors moderated by Neil deGrassee Tyson (who is 50/50 on whether we're a simulation or not) covered by Scientific American. Or Elon Musk publicly, loudly saying it's probable. And yes, I thought it was a shitty thing for you to pick up your thread and go home. I don't post often. When I do, I'm generally invested in the discussion and it pisses me off when that discussion gets shut down. But I seem to get shut down often enough that maybe I'm the asshole. If I stepped over a line or pushed a button, Claude, I apologize. I'll try to learn some new fat jokes.
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    I asked that it be reposted.
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    I didn't realize members could delete entire threads. Shame. I was enjoying that one.
  21. Just so I'm clear...

    I deleted it. I realized a few days ago that I wasn't communicating well, and it was becoming another Mandella Effect thread. I know that some of you invested time posting your thoughts, and for that I apologize.
  22. Do Early Risers Get More Done?

    Claude's been an "early Riser" the moment he laid eyes on Riffle. And hasn't been able "rise back down to bed" ever since
  23. Just so I'm clear...

    Did that "Simulation Thread" get nuked ? Did something happen in it with people fighting etc..etc..?
  24. Just so I'm clear...

    I know it's a small group here, and I certainly don't want to risk offending anyone, so I just want to make sure I'm clear on what topics are OK for discussion here. Good, fun, interesting topics for discussion Animal cruelty Police brutality Mandela effect Shitty 80's rock music Superhero movies Claude's weight Dan's height Silly topics that are a waste of everyone's time and don't belong here https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/are-we-living-in-a-computer-simulation/ Got it. I'll be back when I find a good article on a pitbull mauling a yorkie.
  25. Justice League Movie Review on Rotten Tomatoes

    Or better still, ignoring it totally. Incidentally, ABC News Radio down here has NPR's All Things Considered on at lunchtime. Today's (Thursday US time) episode had a review of Justice League. It made me laugh out loud on several occasions. Worth checking out on podcast if available.
  26. Justice League Movie Review on Rotten Tomatoes

    Yeah, they put Wonder Women in for obvious reasons, and Batman in as a comedy relief. Superman just seems to become a new actor again/ And Spidy, looks more and more like Peter Pan, with spider issues, Peter Pan,....Parker,........nah.
  27. Only 37% A bit of a shambles and thin characters by all consensus accounts. https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/justice_league_2017 I can see it now, Claude goes to see it and says, good movie. He has to. Just like he did Batman V Superman which scored even worst. Because it's DC, because it's Justice League for God's sake. But deep down, he will know what a disappointment it really is, and we will sense that and we will know too. Now if they stuck with the writers and director for Wonder-Woman, how different it could have turned out. Reserved for later tv or Kodi watching.
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