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Topic: Off-topic / How far can we go before you are no longer you

Originally posted by Thegamer211:

I don’t want to get internet cold. Or other virus.

This is a damn good point. People so often say they can’t wait to get uploaded so they can be free of physical limitations and health problems, but there’s a whole range of new problems that will exist in these silicon worlds.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / How far can we go before you are no longer you

The question of which one is you in relation to cloning and uploading hinges on issues surrounding consciousness itself, principally how it is that one’s subjective experience is unified, i.e. why are you always you anyway and never anyone else? I believe it is impossible in principle to understand consciousness in general, but on this particular point, the looming prospect of mind-uploading may well provide us with some answers.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / How to deal with problems

Thanks for the replies, especially dias17 and QuixoticQ (a bit of stoicism is okay). Strange to get replied to by someone called Bobby…

PS, I’ve never worn a fedora in all my 31 years, and my house doesn’t have a basement.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / How to deal with problems

I’m over 30, and I want to share my problem-solving strategy, in order that it may help others as it’s helped me. I shan’t give you any examples, so you’ll have to either use your imagination or think of your own problems. Okay, here we go (as Andrew Davies used to say on Last Night of the Proms).

1. Ignore the problem. It might go away, or at least diminish.

2. Run away from the problem. This way, it isn’t really a problem anymore, and it can still go away or diminish in your absence.

3. Accept the problem and live with it. You’ll find you can actually tolerate it and get used to it.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / The longest without sleep.

I’ve got nothing to boast about in re sleeping, but I wanted to mention this gentleman who went for a couple of nights without sleep and achieved something in the process.

Asteroids record

 
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Topic: The Arts / National Novel Writing Month

This looks to me like a fiction-writing equivalent of video-game jams (e.g. on Game Jolt, where you have 72 hours to write a game on a certain theme). It’s an interesting idea and probably a good way to knock out ideas, but I myself couldn’t possibly write at such a pace.

Coincidentally, I’ve got a novel that’s almost ready for (self) publication, but it’s less than 50k words long, so even if I was of a mind to slip it in at National Novel Writing Month, it wouldn’t fit the bill.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Seek Out & Escape Out

I’ve just stumbled upon these games: Seek Out and Escape Out 2 Has anyone here played either of them? Are they worth paying two bucks for? The thing is, I’m a PC-only man, so I’d have to go out of my way to be able to download and play games from iTunes…

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Your favourite video games?

Btw, not everyone loves Rayman

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Your favourite video games?

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Do you have a Nintendo 64

The N64 controller is awesome. I’ve got a USB adapter through which I can use mine to play games on my PC, typically on emulators.

We got our N64 when we were teenagers. Great games played include GoldenEye, Zelda Ocarina of Time, and F-Zero.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Learning a New Language?

German gives you access to a vast quantity of material from circa the 19th century (philosophy, science, music, literature), but they’ve got some funny ideas about word order… French is easier, that’s the one I went with.

Aŭ, lernu Esperanton!

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Books you are reading?

Previous one was Psycho (Robert Bloch), next one will be …Psycho 2.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Psychology test: What does this picture make u feel?

It’s the new Quato!

 
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Topic: Off-topic / You wake up and Justin Beiber is sitting on your roof.

Make him watch this

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Why don't cereals have toys in them anymore?

This epitomises the current state of the world.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / You climb Mount Everest and get a huge craving for a Mars Bar at the summit...

Here’s what I would do:

Open the wrapper carefully when no one’s looking.
Eat it (joyfully).
Fill the wrapper with snow and then glue it shut, such that it looks like the bar was never removed.
Restore the bar to its rightful place.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Last videogame protagonist you played as...

David Jones from the IGI games. I guess I’d have to find a secure compound somewhere and infiltrate it.

Originally posted by Reginleifx:

Jack from BioShock.

That means I’d probably have to avoid those bouncers and rosies. Damn big daddies.

Would you kindly tell us more about what you’d do in this scenario? :-)

 
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Topic: Off-topic / I'm going to make a Bob Saget song tommorow

Oh Bob Saget!

 
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Topic: Off-topic / I demand game recommendations

Trilby: The Art of Theft

TTrBL

Illusion Trails Eternal

And of course, on rainy days you can play Sokoban or LaserTank.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / I demand game recommendations

The Codex of Alchemical Engineering, right here ont’ Kong.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / you wake up with nipples all over your arms, legs and face.

Take it to the next level

 
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Topic: Off-topic / What's your opinion on this song?

Also from Soundcloud

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Genetic engineering and "playing God"

Interesting, I never thought of that. I suppose you could retain the God-as-parent concept by copying insects, e.g. God is the queen ant and humans are his/her worker ants, the latter obviously not developing into queens themselves.

Regarding playing God, I think some people somewhere will do so anyway, irrespective of the moral qualms of the pious. It’s similar to the arms trade (= if we don’t sell them weapons, someone else will, so we may as well be the ones making money out of it).

 
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Topic: Off-topic / The plot of Harry Potter

Originally posted by ImplosionOfDoom:

True, but most stories at least have some rules regarding how “plot device X” works so it feels consistent and ‘logical’ within the context of the story
example : zombies can only be killed if their brain is destroyed
(Any other injury will only maim it, but will not kill it)

+1

 
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Topic: Off-topic / So desired but very disapointing game that you have ever played?

Here’s another one: Worms Reloaded. After the triumph of Worms 2/Armageddon/World Party, the devs should’ve heeded the old saying if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.