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Re: why are you an atheist?
« Reply #270 on: April 10, 2018, 06:09:17 PM »
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I recommend The Thirteenth Floor if you can find it.  It's an old movie, but well done.
I found it at youtube, watching it now.
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Re: why are you an atheist?
« Reply #271 on: April 10, 2018, 07:34:58 PM »
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I found it at youtube, watching it now.
According to your time stamp, I assume it's over.  I hope you liked it.  It's somewhere in my favorite top ten, a least that's where I put it before Marvel entered the scene.  It may still be in my top ten, but it's a harder call now.

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Re: why are you an atheist?
« Reply #272 on: April 10, 2018, 07:47:10 PM »
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Are you referring to the idea that we might be living in a simulation? Even if we are then whomever is running the simulation may themselves be living in a simulation, and so on ad infinitum. Or somewhere there  may be a rock bottom reality that is not being simulated, and is the base reality from which all other simulations are generated.

No, it is anime turtles all the way down ...

The Thirteenth Floor (I didn't watch it, just looked it up in Wiki) sounds like a parallel to the film noir holodeck simulation that Capt Picard likes.

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Re: why are you an atheist?
« Reply #273 on: April 10, 2018, 08:02:38 PM »
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According to your time stamp, I assume it's over.  I hope you liked it.  It's somewhere in my favorite top ten, a least that's where I put it before Marvel entered the scene.  It may still be in my top ten, but it's a harder call now.
Just finished it. Pretty good movie, indeed! The plot had some twists, the acting was great, and they all lived happily ever after. Well, except for the ones who died...

I really don't think it would bother me that much to find out we all live in a simulation. At least, I wouldn't go nuts about it, I'd just get on with life as it is. I would be curious about whomever it is that is running the sim, though.
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Re: why are you an atheist?
« Reply #274 on: April 10, 2018, 08:07:35 PM »
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No, it is anime turtles all the way down ...

The Thirteenth Floor (I didn't watch it, just looked it up in Wiki) sounds like a parallel to the film noir holodeck simulation that Capt Picard likes.
I really enjoyed the Moriarty episodes. They were intriguing.
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Re: why are you an atheist?
« Reply #275 on: April 10, 2018, 08:20:16 PM »
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Just finished it. Pretty good movie, indeed! The plot had some twists, the acting was great, and they all lived happily ever after. Well, except for the ones who died...

I really don't think it would bother me that much to find out we all live in a simulation. At least, I wouldn't go nuts about it, I'd just get on with life as it is. I would be curious about whomever it is that is running the sim, though.

I could live in a simulation of that quality.  The one unnerving thing about it for me that it was obviously a powerful sim, and while they had a room of what looked like 100 refrigerator sized servers, they were entering DOS code in what looked like Commodore computers, but then it's an older film.  They probably weren't Commodores, but they sure looked dated.  I always chuckle over that part of the film.

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Re: why are you an atheist?
« Reply #276 on: April 10, 2018, 09:13:07 PM »
It is the natural default position. If it so, why would it be so? If it was not so, why is it so?
A humans desire to live is exceeded only by their willingness to die for another. Even god cannot equal this magnificent sacrifice. No god has the right to judge them.-first tenant of the Panotheust

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Re: why are you an atheist?
« Reply #277 on: April 10, 2018, 09:16:24 PM »
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Just finished it. Pretty good movie, indeed! The plot had some twists, the acting was great, and they all lived happily ever after. Well, except for the ones who died...

I really don't think it would bother me that much to find out we all live in a simulation. At least, I wouldn't go nuts about it, I'd just get on with life as it is. I would be curious about whomever it is that is running the sim, though.

My experience with The Sims, is that their language is gibberish ... so we can't be a simulation ... though the politicians might be ;-)
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Re: why are you an atheist?
« Reply #278 on: April 10, 2018, 09:17:37 PM »
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I could live in a simulation of that quality.  The one unnerving thing about it for me that it was obviously a powerful sim, and while they had a room of what looked like 100 refrigerator sized servers, they were entering DOS code in what looked like Commodore computers, but then it's an older film.  They probably weren't Commodores, but they sure looked dated.  I always chuckle over that part of the film.

Amigas ... Commodore made inferior hardware ;-)
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Re: why are you an atheist?
« Reply #279 on: April 11, 2018, 12:51:37 PM »
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[T]hey all lived happily ever after. Well, except for the ones who died...
I am so stealing this for a story sometime...
Sir Terry Pratchett, on being told about the theory that the universe is a computer simulation: "If we all get out and in again, would it start to work properly this time?"

Re: why are you an atheist?
« Reply #280 on: April 11, 2018, 01:08:58 PM »
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I could live in a simulation of that quality.  The one unnerving thing about it for me that it was obviously a powerful sim, and while they had a room of what looked like 100 refrigerator sized servers, they were entering DOS code in what looked like Commodore computers, but then it's an older film.  They probably weren't Commodores, but they sure looked dated.  I always chuckle over that part of the film.

It doesn't matter if you're coding on a VT52 or an Commodore 64 if it's just a terminal to a big piece of iron.

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Re: why are you an atheist?
« Reply #281 on: April 11, 2018, 01:25:42 PM »
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I am so stealing this for a story sometime...
You can have it for tree fiddy...you got tree fiddy?
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Re: why are you an atheist?
« Reply #282 on: April 11, 2018, 01:27:26 PM »
My only concern about living in a simulation would be whether the equipment we're running on is good enough that we don't get unfortunate glitches. We don't need no stinkin' glitches!
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Re: why are you an atheist?
« Reply #283 on: April 11, 2018, 01:36:27 PM »
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My only concern about living in a simulation would be whether the equipment we're running on is good enough that we don't get unfortunate glitches. We don't need no stinkin' glitches!

Well, that pretty much proves we are a simulation.  Are you MS Bob?
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Re: why are you an atheist?
« Reply #284 on: April 11, 2018, 03:39:13 PM »
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It doesn't matter if you're coding on a VT52 or an Commodore 64 if it's just a terminal to a big piece of iron.
Oh, almighty Bob, I haven't had my hands on a VT52 terminal in 35 years...
Sir Terry Pratchett, on being told about the theory that the universe is a computer simulation: "If we all get out and in again, would it start to work properly this time?"

 

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