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Re: Out of the Blue
Aug 2, 2019, 08:47
Verno
 
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Aug 2, 2019, 08:47
 Verno
 
Kxmode wrote on Aug 1, 2019, 16:38:
Cutter wrote on Jul 31, 2019, 14:32:
Kxmode wrote on Jul 31, 2019, 13:56:
But that's not how the survivors felt. They were willing to go to extreme lengths to correct Thanos's actions. If you were in that situation and you lost a loved one or your entire family, what would you do? I think you'd jump at the opportunity to change history.

What's life without loss? How can you ever truly value something if you can't lose it? I wouldn't be happy about it but I'd understand why he did it and I'd agree with it. Life is random anyway. We're all a one in a million shot. The one sperm that made it. If people could go back and change things they didn't like it'd never end. And that doesn't even begin to cover the downside of doing something like that. What if Hitler could go back in time and win WWII? The ability to time travel and change things would ultimately result in our extinction, and likely the extinction of all life and the Universe itself. Into every life some rain must fall.

I don't agree with that nihilistic view of life. That mindset is the resulting condition of thousands of years of living with a specific expiration date in mind. Humans are not supposed to die. We were designed to last forever but cannot do so today. The disease of death will be cure in the future. Animals and plants will still die, so humans born under a condition of practical immortality will always understand what loss means.

While I applaud your optimism, I don't think we're going to subvert entropy and prevent the heat death of the universe. But the good news is that you and I don't need to worry, its statistically much more likely that humanity will be wiped out entirely millions of years beforehand.

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Re: Out of the Blue
Aug 1, 2019, 23:01
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Re: Out of the Blue Aug 1, 2019, 23:01
Aug 1, 2019, 23:01
 
Kxmode wrote on Aug 1, 2019, 16:38:
Humans are not supposed to die. We were designed to last forever but cannot do so today. The disease of death will be cure in the future. Animals and plants will still die, so humans born under a condition of practical immortality will always understand what loss means.
Uh, what? That is an unusual viewpoint. I don't recall anyone ever proposing human bodies were designed to last forever. In fact, I'm pretty sure there is significant evidence to indicate otherwise.

Considering the possibility of immortality has been a favorite subject of men for only slightly less time than there has been language. Normally it is associated with a religious component, which would make it fit with you pretty well. I'm actually surprised you managed to withhold it from your post. That said, in the current world, you'd need to be a major optimist to survive being immortal. Not sure I could manage it.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Aug 1, 2019, 22:27
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Re: Out of the Blue Aug 1, 2019, 22:27
Aug 1, 2019, 22:27
 
Creston wrote on Aug 1, 2019, 08:21:
1badmf wrote on Jul 31, 2019, 22:57:
anybody take that astronaut test? i was stumped on the 3x3 grid with the 3 shapes inside. any answers?

Look at each individual object and which position they occupy in each row/column. They never repeat. Once you see that they never repeat, it's very easy to solve the puzzle just by looking at which row/column they have not yet used.

I got 45% in total. 100% on spatial visualization, and 0% on education. Lol. 20% on physicality, the rest was all 50%. That was a fun test.


that wasn't it. i did look for repetition. some of them do repeat positions.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Aug 1, 2019, 19:08
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Aug 1, 2019, 19:08
 

Earth's current population is roughly 7.7B.

It is estimated that 108 BILLION members of our species have ever been born.

It is a god damn blessing the average life span is 72 years "by design" and that it WON'T EVER CHANGE appreciably.

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Re: Out of the Blue
Aug 1, 2019, 16:38
Kxmode
 
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Aug 1, 2019, 16:38
 Kxmode
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 31, 2019, 14:32:
Kxmode wrote on Jul 31, 2019, 13:56:
But that's not how the survivors felt. They were willing to go to extreme lengths to correct Thanos's actions. If you were in that situation and you lost a loved one or your entire family, what would you do? I think you'd jump at the opportunity to change history.

What's life without loss? How can you ever truly value something if you can't lose it? I wouldn't be happy about it but I'd understand why he did it and I'd agree with it. Life is random anyway. We're all a one in a million shot. The one sperm that made it. If people could go back and change things they didn't like it'd never end. And that doesn't even begin to cover the downside of doing something like that. What if Hitler could go back in time and win WWII? The ability to time travel and change things would ultimately result in our extinction, and likely the extinction of all life and the Universe itself. Into every life some rain must fall.

I don't agree with that nihilistic view of life. That mindset is the resulting condition of thousands of years of living with a specific expiration date in mind. Humans are not supposed to die. We were designed to last forever but cannot do so today. The disease of death will be cure in the future. Animals and plants will still die, so humans born under a condition of practical immortality will always understand what loss means.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Aug 1, 2019, 14:11
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Aug 1, 2019, 14:11
 
Beamer wrote on Aug 1, 2019, 08:55:
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 1, 2019, 08:47:
1badmf wrote on Jul 31, 2019, 22:57:
anybody take that astronaut test? i was stumped on the 3x3 grid with the 3 shapes inside. any answers?
start at the upper left box and go to the next box on its right, then move to the next row

Each shape moves in a specific pattern.
For example; one of them only moves up / down on the same two corners, another one moves clockwise occupying a different space in each box (like the hours of an analog clock)
When you see a box w/only 2 squares it means one is on top of the other.
I couldn't figure it out either and showed it to a friend who saw the pattern.

I also faultered on picking out the shape with the box that had squares and triangles.

That one I got with no issue. But the cubes got me. How do we know there are cubes behind those cubes?
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Re: Out of the Blue
Aug 1, 2019, 09:35
PHJF
 
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Aug 1, 2019, 09:35
 PHJF
 
That one I got with no issue. But the cubes got me. How do we know there are cubes behind those cubes?

Gravity asserts that the top cubes would fall unless supported from beneath, and the lack of any other shapes would have us assume they are supported by the same shape.

I hate pattern recognition shit; they never really teach it in school but its always called the marker of high intelligence.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Aug 1, 2019, 09:12
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Aug 1, 2019, 09:12
 
Beamer wrote on Aug 1, 2019, 08:55:
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 1, 2019, 08:47:
1badmf wrote on Jul 31, 2019, 22:57:
anybody take that astronaut test? i was stumped on the 3x3 grid with the 3 shapes inside. any answers?
start at the upper left box and go to the next box on its right, then move to the next row

Each shape moves in a specific pattern.
For example; one of them only moves up / down on the same two corners, another one moves clockwise occupying a different space in each box (like the hours of an analog clock)
When you see a box w/only 2 squares it means one is on top of the other.
I couldn't figure it out either and showed it to a friend who saw the pattern.

I also faultered on picking out the shape with the box that had squares and triangles.

That one I got with no issue. But the cubes got me. How do we know there are cubes behind those cubes?
Well I guess you could go with the supposition that it could only be one way or the other.
So if you did a count assuming there were no cubes in the blind space and none of the answers matched, you'd have to assume the blind space was fully occupied with cubes.
And vice-versa
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Re: Out of the Blue
Aug 1, 2019, 08:55
Beamer
 
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Aug 1, 2019, 08:55
 Beamer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 1, 2019, 08:47:
1badmf wrote on Jul 31, 2019, 22:57:
anybody take that astronaut test? i was stumped on the 3x3 grid with the 3 shapes inside. any answers?
start at the upper left box and go to the next box on its right, then move to the next row

Each shape moves in a specific pattern.
For example; one of them only moves up / down on the same two corners, another one moves clockwise occupying a different space in each box (like the hours of an analog clock)
When you see a box w/only 2 squares it means one is on top of the other.
I couldn't figure it out either and showed it to a friend who saw the pattern.

I also faultered on picking out the shape with the box that had squares and triangles.

That one I got with no issue. But the cubes got me. How do we know there are cubes behind those cubes?
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Re: Out of the Blue
Aug 1, 2019, 08:47
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Aug 1, 2019, 08:47
 
1badmf wrote on Jul 31, 2019, 22:57:
anybody take that astronaut test? i was stumped on the 3x3 grid with the 3 shapes inside. any answers?
start at the upper left box and go to the next box on its right, then move to the next row

Each shape moves in a specific pattern.
For example; one of them only moves up / down on the same two corners, another one moves clockwise occupying a different space in each box (like the hours of an analog clock)
When you see a box w/only 2 squares it means one is on top of the other.
I couldn't figure it out either and showed it to a friend who saw the pattern.

I also faultered on picking out the shape with the box that had squares and triangles.
A mask is not a political statement.
It's an IQ test. It's a compassion test. It's a decency test. It's a social responsibility test.
Cover Your Eyes for even more protection.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Aug 1, 2019, 08:21
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Aug 1, 2019, 08:21
 
1badmf wrote on Jul 31, 2019, 22:57:
anybody take that astronaut test? i was stumped on the 3x3 grid with the 3 shapes inside. any answers?

Look at each individual object and which position they occupy in each row/column. They never repeat. Once you see that they never repeat, it's very easy to solve the puzzle just by looking at which row/column they have not yet used.

I got 45% in total. 100% on spatial visualization, and 0% on education. Lol. 20% on physicality, the rest was all 50%. That was a fun test.

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Re: Out of the Blue
Aug 1, 2019, 08:02
Beamer
 
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Aug 1, 2019, 08:02
 Beamer
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jul 31, 2019, 19:43:
Beamer wrote on Jul 31, 2019, 17:14:
I've stopped making Voltron references at work. They fit so perfectly, but not a single person has understood it yet.
Uh huh, I bet...

They're easy jokes, especially when my division basically requires using other divisions that don't normally work together. Convincing them that working together is a good thing leads to moments ripe for Voltron comments. Comments everyone seems just too old or too young to get.
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Jul 31, 2019, 23:16
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Jul 31, 2019, 23:16
 
Jivaro wrote on Jul 31, 2019, 22:27:
Mr. Tact wrote on Jul 31, 2019, 19:43:
Beamer wrote on Jul 31, 2019, 17:14:
I've stopped making Voltron references at work. They fit so perfectly, but not a single person has understood it yet.
Uh huh, I bet...

Yeah, similar to my Ultron jokes I would imagine...

And my Tron jokes.

~Finis~
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jul 31, 2019, 22:57
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Jul 31, 2019, 22:57
 
anybody take that astronaut test? i was stumped on the 3x3 grid with the 3 shapes inside. any answers?
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Jul 31, 2019, 22:34
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Jul 31, 2019, 22:34
 
Humans Will Never Colonize Mars.

We need to start burning fossil fuels on mars, we'll potentially have the climate sorted out in just 40 years. Warm, dense, and full of carbon dioxide, perfect for planting oxygen generators (locally known as trees).

Terra forming is probably the only way things could work.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jul 31, 2019, 22:27
Jivaro
 
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Jul 31, 2019, 22:27
 Jivaro
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jul 31, 2019, 19:43:
Beamer wrote on Jul 31, 2019, 17:14:
I've stopped making Voltron references at work. They fit so perfectly, but not a single person has understood it yet.
Uh huh, I bet...

Yeah, similar to my Ultron jokes I would imagine...
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jul 31, 2019, 19:43
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Jul 31, 2019, 19:43
 
Beamer wrote on Jul 31, 2019, 17:14:
I've stopped making Voltron references at work. They fit so perfectly, but not a single person has understood it yet.
Uh huh, I bet...
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Jul 31, 2019, 19:22
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Jul 31, 2019, 19:22
 WarPig
 
Known Alias: How Stephen King Was Outed as Richard Bachman.

I've always enjoyed reading but never was one to read for long uninterrupted periods of time. There's only one book I've ever read cover to cover, and that was "The Long Walk", by Richard Bachman. This was when I was in high school (late 70's - yes, I'm quite old) and it was just a random paperback that I found in the school library. Already being a huge Stephen King fan, once I found out that King was Bachman it made sense to me why it appealed to me so much.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jul 31, 2019, 17:14
Beamer
 
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Jul 31, 2019, 17:14
 Beamer
 
I've stopped making Voltron references at work. They fit so perfectly, but not a single person has understood it yet.
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Jul 31, 2019, 17:08
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Jul 31, 2019, 17:08
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 31, 2019, 16:56:
Rockstar Announces That For Every Mile Driven In ‘Grand Theft Auto Online’ They’ll Plant A Tree In-Game.

I'm sure that's going to go far to mitigate global warming.
Ethiopia plants 350m trees in a day to help tackle climate crisis

We could choose to do absolutely nothing and deny Climate Change but that would be un-amerikan.

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