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2013-05-22 09:47:28 AM
I feel like a brother from another planet today.
 
2013-05-22 09:47:41 AM
we're boned.
 
2013-05-22 09:49:43 AM
How well will this thing run Battlefield 3 on ultra settings?
 
2013-05-22 09:56:00 AM
www.chayground.com
 
2013-05-22 09:56:55 AM
Entanglement freaks me the f*ck out. So does the concept of quantum dealymadoodles behaving differently just because we look at them.

WTF, universe?
 
2013-05-22 09:59:37 AM
And to add to that, if god does exist he would probably exist on the quantum level. The bible thumpers should be dumping MORE money into science because of this. Not trying to stop it.
 
2013-05-22 10:02:57 AM
"It's not exactly science, what they're doing," says Sheldon Cooper, a physicist with the Joint Quantum Institute at the University of Maryland. "It's high-level engineering, and I think it's high-level salesmanship, too."
 
2013-05-22 10:04:19 AM

here to help: Entanglement freaks me the f*ck out. So does the concept of quantum dealymadoodles behaving differently just because we look at them.

WTF, universe?


Hey, now...the universe is just shy.

Of course, it also might just kill us if we look at it wrong...
 
2013-05-22 10:04:52 AM
Poking sticks into The Dark again, are we?
This is where being lucky is better than smart.
 
2013-05-22 10:05:19 AM

jayphat: How well will this thing run Battlefield 3 on ultra settings?


I dunno, but I predict someone will make yet another tedious MMO to run on it...
 
2013-05-22 10:05:32 AM

here to help: Entanglement freaks me the f*ck out. So does the concept of quantum dealymadoodles behaving differently just because we look at them.

WTF, universe?


I think it's got something to do with an aspect of "life."  Whatever force it is that arranges molecules in such as fashion as they will eventually work together to ask themselves what they are probably has more qualities than we have figured out yet.
 
2013-05-22 10:07:10 AM

here to help: And to add to that, if god does exist he would probably exist on the quantum level. The bible thumpers should be dumping MORE money into science because of this. Not trying to stop it.


Umm, thumping bibles is about collecting money, not advancing science.
This dog won't hunt.
 
2013-05-22 10:10:04 AM

DubtodaIll: here to help: Entanglement freaks me the f*ck out. So does the concept of quantum dealymadoodles behaving differently just because we look at them.

WTF, universe?

I think it's got something to do with an aspect of "life."  Whatever force it is that arranges molecules in such as fashion as they will eventually work together to ask themselves what they are probably has more qualities than we have figured out yet.


Perhaps a failsafe to keep us from peering across "branes" into parallel universes?
God... now I sound like the stupid announcer from The Universe series. NOT EVERYTHING HAS TO BE PHRASED AS A QUESTION ASSHOLES!
 
2013-05-22 10:12:10 AM

jayphat: How well will this thing run Battlefield 3 on ultra settings?


What about crysis?
 
2013-05-22 10:12:30 AM

DubtodaIll: I think it's got something to do with an aspect of "life." Whatever force it is that arranges molecules in such as fashion as they will eventually work together to ask themselves what they are probably has more qualities than we have figured out yet.


Anyone else hear that dude last Friday on Science Friday?

His ideas regarding the laws of the universe and that time doesn't exist outside our relative view of those laws which can minutely change given the right conditions (ie center of black hole) and that those chances give rise to new universes, which then can spawn even more universes of the laws of that universe are correct......

I had to pull over to the side of the road and smoke a bowl my mind was so blown.
 
2013-05-22 10:14:15 AM

here to help: Entanglement freaks me the f*ck out. So does the concept of quantum dealymadoodles behaving differently just because we look at them.

WTF, universe?


Its even more fun when you think that when you observe something, its essentially the universe looking at itself
 
2013-05-22 10:16:45 AM
Between this and the announcement yesterday that Microsoft wants to put in an Always-On, Always Connected, 1080p video face detecting camera in every families living room, I'm just waiting for the missiles to start flying.
 
2013-05-22 10:20:22 AM

here to help: And to add to that, if god does exist he would probably exist on the quantum level. The bible thumpers should be dumping MORE money into science because of this. Not trying to stop it.


Especially since quantum physics fairly neatly solves the main controversy of the modern era church: Free will vs predestination.  Quantum physics explains how it's possible for something outside the system to have knowledge of things we can't know inside the system, like future decay of radioactive atoms, and precise locations of subatomic particles, to have a deterministic closed universe from an outside perspective but still have free will due to uncertainty from inside the system.

String theory and the concept of a perfect God of energy and divine will works pretty well together, as well.  Acoustic vibrations and the origin of life are pretty tightly together, as well.
 
2013-05-22 10:21:38 AM

here to help: Entanglement freaks me the f*ck out. So does the concept of quantum dealymadoodles behaving differently just because we look at them.

WTF, universe?


Don't Blink.
 
2013-05-22 10:26:10 AM
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2013-05-22 10:33:08 AM

IdBeCrazyIf: DubtodaIll: I think it's got something to do with an aspect of "life." Whatever force it is that arranges molecules in such as fashion as they will eventually work together to ask themselves what they are probably has more qualities than we have figured out yet.

Anyone else hear that dude last Friday on Science Friday?

His ideas regarding the laws of the universe and that time doesn't exist outside our relative view of those laws which can minutely change given the right conditions (ie center of black hole) and that those chances give rise to new universes, which then can spawn even more universes of the laws of that universe are correct......

I had to pull over to the side of the road and smoke a bowl my mind was so blown.


Didn't anyone tell you? You're supposed to smoke a bowl BEFORE you listen to that shiat.
 
2013-05-22 10:37:07 AM

rocketpants: Didn't anyone tell you? You're supposed to smoke a bowl BEFORE you listen to that shiat.


Seriously, I dare anyone to listen to this and not get their farking mind warped
 
2013-05-22 10:42:06 AM

blindio: here to help: Entanglement freaks me the f*ck out. So does the concept of quantum dealymadoodles behaving differently just because we look at them.

WTF, universe?

Don't Blink.


images3.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-05-22 10:43:33 AM
Yeah, but what are the Internet Explorer settings?
 
2013-05-22 10:51:44 AM
This article bohrs me.
I say we just make sure everyone niels before our new masters.
 
2013-05-22 10:59:11 AM

IdBeCrazyIf: rocketpants: Didn't anyone tell you? You're supposed to smoke a bowl BEFORE you listen to that shiat.

Seriously, I dare anyone to listen to this and not get their farking mind warped


I'm sure that's more interesting when I'm not working and am stoned.  I'm not 100% on board with the whole multiverse idea.  If it's somewhere we can get to eventually it's all part of one universe.  Just because we discover that the universe may be incredibly larger doesn't mean we need a new word for the concept.  As for time, I've landed on the idea that time is the force moves us from this moment to the next.  This jives with the idea how time can be effected by gravity.
 
2013-05-22 11:00:26 AM
Whenever life seems to get just too overwhelming and fiercely non-sensical, I love to get toasted... nicely toasted, and baffle myself further by watching Cosmos or The Universe on Discovery.
 
2013-05-22 11:01:53 AM

DubtodaIll: I'm sure that's more interesting when I'm not working and am stoned


I tried both stoned and sober and I still can't wrap my head around it.
 
2013-05-22 11:06:20 AM

Wrath of Heaven: Whenever life seems to get just too overwhelming and fiercely non-sensical, I love to get toasted... nicely toasted, and baffle myself further by watching Cosmos or The Universe on Discovery.


BILLyuns and BILLyuns of stars
 
2013-05-22 11:15:12 AM

No Time To Explain: jayphat: How well will this thing run Battlefield 3 on ultra settings?

What about crysis?


which one?
 
2013-05-22 11:17:35 AM

snocone: Poking sticks into The Dark again, are we?
This is where being lucky is better than smart.


lol

couldn't have said it better
 
2013-05-22 11:20:09 AM

DubtodaIll: IdBeCrazyIf: rocketpants: Didn't anyone tell you? You're supposed to smoke a bowl BEFORE you listen to that shiat.

Seriously, I dare anyone to listen to this and not get their farking mind warped

I'm sure that's more interesting when I'm not working and am stoned.  I'm not 100% on board with the whole multiverse idea.  If it's somewhere we can get to eventually it's all part of one universe.  Just because we discover that the universe may be incredibly larger doesn't mean we need a new word for the concept.  As for time, I've landed on the idea that time is the force moves us from this moment to the next.  This jives with the idea how time can be effected by gravity.


I always liked the 1st Level Parallel Universe theory for it's simplicity, elegance and the ability of my feeble mind to comprehend it.

i40.tinypic.com

In our diagram here, lets say a sentient populated world exists in the ether at large right at the center of each sphere.

Now, the sphere for each respective world is the distance light has traveled since the Big Bang which defines the known visible universe for each respective observing world.

Even though there may be some overlap between the universes, they are all essentially independent unique parallel worlds.

Red world can observe roughly half of Blue World's universe, but the farther half is essentially beyond the realm of anything Red World knows to exist in its universe.

You can repeat this hypothesis over and over again at any given point in the ether resulting in an infinite amount of parallel 1st Level universes.

Then these theories expand into 2nd and 3rd Level Parallel Universe and my mind begins to shiat bricks and I run out of weed REAL FAST ; )
 
2013-05-22 11:23:47 AM

Molavian: "It's not exactly science, what they're doing," says Sheldon Cooper, a physicist with the Joint Quantum Institute at the University of Maryland. "It's high-level engineering, and I think it's high-level salesmanship, too."


How the fark do you do science anyway? He sounds butthurt
 
2013-05-22 11:27:01 AM

DubtodaIll: Wrath of Heaven: Whenever life seems to get just too overwhelming and fiercely non-sensical, I love to get toasted... nicely toasted, and baffle myself further by watching Cosmos or The Universe on Discovery.

BILLyuns and BILLyuns of stars


www.thecitrusreport.com
RIP Genius Man

Ima go home, smoke a blunt and read Demon Haunted World for the 6,742nd time in your honor good sir.
 
2013-05-22 11:28:48 AM

Wrath of Heaven: DubtodaIll: IdBeCrazyIf: rocketpants: Didn't anyone tell you? You're supposed to smoke a bowl BEFORE you listen to that shiat.

Seriously, I dare anyone to listen to this and not get their farking mind warped

I'm sure that's more interesting when I'm not working and am stoned.  I'm not 100% on board with the whole multiverse idea.  If it's somewhere we can get to eventually it's all part of one universe.  Just because we discover that the universe may be incredibly larger doesn't mean we need a new word for the concept.  As for time, I've landed on the idea that time is the force moves us from this moment to the next.  This jives with the idea how time can be effected by gravity.

I always liked the 1st Level Parallel Universe theory for it's simplicity, elegance and the ability of my feeble mind to comprehend it.

[i40.tinypic.com image 600x293]

In our diagram here, lets say a sentient populated world exists in the ether at large right at the center of each sphere.

Now, the sphere for each respective world is the distance light has traveled since the Big Bang which defines the known visible universe for each respective observing world.

Even though there may be some overlap between the universes, they are all essentially independent unique parallel worlds.

Red world can observe roughly half of Blue World's universe, but the farther half is essentially beyond the realm of anything Red World knows to exist in its universe.

You can repeat this hypothesis over and over again at any given point in the ether resulting in an infinite amount of parallel 1st Level universes.

Then these theories expand into 2nd and 3rd Level Parallel Universe and my mind begins to shiat bricks and I run out of weed REAL FAST ; )


That is interesting but I'm never able to get past the idea of unnecessary universes.  I've always thought the "parallel" universe was mostly a thought experiment about "what if things were different."  We barely understand the workings of our own planet but we're spending valuable research hours on what if there's this maybeplace where the things we don't fully understand are totally different. Maybe it is true and necessary to the function of the universe we have so far observed though, I'm interested to find out.

...of course these scientists are having a far more interesting work day than me regardless.  Anyone wanna buy an industrial grade IP based surveillance and access control system?  You don't even need to understand quantum mechanics to use it.
 
2013-05-22 12:16:21 PM

DubtodaIll: Wrath of Heaven: DubtodaIll: IdBeCrazyIf: rocketpants: Didn't anyone tell you? You're supposed to smoke a bowl BEFORE you listen to that shiat.

Seriously, I dare anyone to listen to this and not get their farking mind warped

I'm sure that's more interesting when I'm not working and am stoned.  I'm not 100% on board with the whole multiverse idea.  If it's somewhere we can get to eventually it's all part of one universe.  Just because we discover that the universe may be incredibly larger doesn't mean we need a new word for the concept.  As for time, I've landed on the idea that time is the force moves us from this moment to the next.  This jives with the idea how time can be effected by gravity.

I always liked the 1st Level Parallel Universe theory for it's simplicity, elegance and the ability of my feeble mind to comprehend it.

[i40.tinypic.com image 600x293]

In our diagram here, lets say a sentient populated world exists in the ether at large right at the center of each sphere.

Now, the sphere for each respective world is the distance light has traveled since the Big Bang which defines the known visible universe for each respective observing world.

Even though there may be some overlap between the universes, they are all essentially independent unique parallel worlds.

Red world can observe roughly half of Blue World's universe, but the farther half is essentially beyond the realm of anything Red World knows to exist in its universe.

You can repeat this hypothesis over and over again at any given point in the ether resulting in an infinite amount of parallel 1st Level universes.

Then these theories expand into 2nd and 3rd Level Parallel Universe and my mind begins to shiat bricks and I run out of weed REAL FAST ; )

That is interesting but I'm never able to get past the idea of unnecessary universes.  I've always thought the "parallel" universe was mostly a thought experiment about "what if things were different."  We barely understand the workings of our ...


I hear you bud... I just kinda pray they exist so that one night when I tried to get my current gf and my previous 2 exes to all get down... you know, that actually panned out in one of these other glorious universes.

/I regret nothing
 
2013-05-22 12:37:39 PM

here to help: Entanglement freaks me the f*ck out. So does the concept of quantum dealymadoodles behaving differently just because we look at them.

WTF, universe?


How do we know they behave differently when they are observed? Doesnt knowing the exist at all require observation of some kind?
 
2013-05-22 01:15:56 PM
 In theory, you could have one primary computer doing calculations and use entanglement to simultaneously share the calculations on other systems.. not at the speed of light, but instantaneously, no matter how far apart the computers were.  So, done correctly, an "internet" of such devices would mean no bandwidth concerns, no lag, no download/upload speeds, only processing speeds.

If you could get the rest of the parallel universe computing ideas applied as well, it could mean that if you had a question to ask,  one of those parallel universes would use a "leech system" that simply finds another parallel universe at the point and time that particular question was answered (the hard way), and spit out the answer.. possibly while you were still asking the question, since time doesn't seem to be a consideration in the parallel universes.

In fact, it means that if parallel universes exists, I should be able to sit back right now and say, "Hey Parallel universe, give me proof of your existence by providing me with a piece of paper that says 'hello'.."  in some universes, they're watching me, because that's a possibility, and in one of these universes, they'll decide it's a good idea to go ahead and contact me like I've asked.. because that's a possibility too.

The possibility that communication is possible across these universes, without the constraints of time, exist too, in an alternate universe.

In an alternate universe, indeed, there should be one where you, the reader, are capable of sending me that note.. (which explains all the BIE printouts I just got, while posting this.. lemme just say thanks ;)  ).
 
2013-05-22 03:07:33 PM

Steak_Cake_Sause: here to help: Entanglement freaks me the f*ck out. So does the concept of quantum dealymadoodles behaving differently just because we look at them.

WTF, universe?

How do we know they behave differently when they are observed? Doesnt knowing the exist at all require observation of some kind?


It could be after-the-fact observation of their behavior/effects, though... Eg: the old double-slit experiment... If left unobserved while in motion, they seem to behave as waves, going through both slits simultaneously, producing an interference pattern that can be observed after the fact... If observed during the act to try to catch them going through one or both slits, they suddenly start acting like particles and go through only one slit or the other, producing a noticably different pattern... Freaky shiat...
 
2013-05-22 03:44:20 PM
So, Google and NASA are builing a computer?  That's nice.
 
2013-05-22 03:54:19 PM

Wrath of Heaven: DubtodaIll: Wrath of Heaven: Whenever life seems to get just too overwhelming and fiercely non-sensical, I love to get toasted... nicely toasted, and baffle myself further by watching Cosmos or The Universe on Discovery.

BILLyuns and BILLyuns of stars

[www.thecitrusreport.com image 588x473]
RIP Genius Man

Ima go home, smoke a blunt and read Demon Haunted World for the 6,742nd time in your honor good sir.


So, what all you rebels gonna do when pot goes mainstream?
It won't be rebellious any longer.

/not moving the goalposts, but the box
 
2013-05-22 04:52:38 PM

snocone: Wrath of Heaven: DubtodaIll: Wrath of Heaven: Whenever life seems to get just too overwhelming and fiercely non-sensical, I love to get toasted... nicely toasted, and baffle myself further by watching Cosmos or The Universe on Discovery.

BILLyuns and BILLyuns of stars

[www.thecitrusreport.com image 588x473]
RIP Genius Man

Ima go home, smoke a blunt and read Demon Haunted World for the 6,742nd time in your honor good sir.

So, what all you rebels gonna do when pot goes mainstream?
It won't be rebellious any longer.

/not moving the goalposts, but the box



Um, continue to live my life and smoke weed erryday?
 
2013-05-22 09:03:10 PM

snocone: Wrath of Heaven: DubtodaIll: Wrath of Heaven: Whenever life seems to get just too overwhelming and fiercely non-sensical, I love to get toasted... nicely toasted, and baffle myself further by watching Cosmos or The Universe on Discovery.

BILLyuns and BILLyuns of stars

[www.thecitrusreport.com image 588x473]
RIP Genius Man

Ima go home, smoke a blunt and read Demon Haunted World for the 6,742nd time in your honor good sir.

So, what all you rebels gonna do when pot goes mainstream?
It won't be rebellious any longer.

/not moving the goalposts, but the box


People smoke pot to feel rebellious? Is that a thing?
 
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