Become a part of the TranceAddict community! Frequently Asked Questions - Please read this if you haven'tSearch the forums
tranceaddict Forums > Other > Political Discussion / Debate > Political Chillout Thread
Pages (590): « 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 [259] 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 312 313 314 315 316 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 324 325 326 327 328 329 330 331 332 333 334 335 336 337 338 339 340 341 342 343 344 345 346 347 348 349 350 351 352 353 354 355 356 357 358 359 360 361 362 363 364 365 366 367 368 369 370 371 372 373 374 375 376 377 378 379 380 381 382 383 384 385 386 387 388 389 390 391 392 393 394 395 396 397 398 399 400 401 402 403 404 405 406 407 408 409 410 411 412 413 414 415 416 417 418 419 420 421 422 423 424 425 426 427 428 429 430 431 432 433 434 435 436 437 438 439 440 441 442 443 444 445 446 447 448 449 450 451 452 453 454 455 456 457 458 459 460 461 462 463 464 465 466 467 468 469 470 471 472 473 474 475 476 477 478 479 480 481 482 483 484 485 486 487 488 489 490 491 492 493 494 495 496 497 498 499 500 501 502 503 504 505 506 507 508 509 510 511 512 513 514 515 516 517 518 519 520 521 522 523 524 525 526 527 528 529 530 531 532 533 534 535 536 537 538 539 540 541 542 543 544 545 546 547 548 549 550 551 552 553 554 555 556 557 558 559 560 561 562 563 564 565 566 567 568 569 570 571 572 573 574 575 576 577 578 579 580 581 582 583 584 585 586 587 588 589 590 »   Last Thread   Next Thread
Author
Thread    Post A Reply
tathi
wanderlust



Registered: Jan 2003
Location: Sydney

quote:
Originally posted by pkcRAISTLIN
we've been agreeing a lot lately. thats a bit scary

yeah, fuck fox for buying EPL rights

that's because its the PDD, we agree about everything in here, but AUTA is a completely different story...

Old Post Jun-08-2006 08:40  Australia
Click Here to See the Profile for tathi Click Here to Email tathi Click here to Send tathi a Private Message Add tathi to your buddy list Report this Post Reply w/Quote Edit/Delete Message
Lira
Put on robe & wizard hat!



Registered: Nov 2001
Location: Brasilia, Brazil Formerly known as: Maaz

quote:
Originally posted by pkcRAISTLIN
^^ dont forget the EPL is the best competition in the world

I didn't forget it, but its omission is based on an argument of mine (and that I've heard from others) about what the world cup is.

The reason behind the popularity of world cup isn't football alone. It's a duel of nations: a bunch of players from the same nation representing their land. This is far from happening (thankfully) in national leagues, where you have people from different cities, different countries and whatnot playing in the same squad. And, they're all playing the same sport - it's not like the olympics where you have several different olympic events happening at the same time. During the olympics, it's almost an individual effort, as you can have athletes from the same country competing against each other (e.g. swimming).

In fact, I don't even like football - I'd hate to spend one hour and a half watching guys kicking a ball. My interest on the world cup is the passion that there is over something that doesn't really exists: the concept of a country.

The fever, the passion, that irrational - but strong - feeling that stops entire cities, where almost all citizens draw their attention to a small court with 22 players.
quote:
Originally posted by tathi
So I might look into getting a job in the South of Brasil as an English teacher through a friend who i did a course with, it's not what you know but who you know and his cousin runs the school

The South is one of the most beautiful regions of the country: you'll probably like it


___________________
quote:
Originally said by Adolf Fleisch Hitler
How naive can people be? Curing the COR with messy hair and philosophy?

quote:
Originally said by Maurice Moss
I came here to kick ass and drink milk... and I've just finished my milk

Old Post Jun-08-2006 17:56 
Click Here to See the Profile for Lira Click Here to Email Lira Click here to Send Lira a Private Message Visit Lira's homepage! Add Lira to your buddy list Report this Post Reply w/Quote Edit/Delete Message
trancaholic
Danish Prophet of Doom



Registered: Oct 2000
Location: Aalborg

quote:
Originally posted by occrider
As of this past Saturday, I'm done with my test .

Congratulations!
quote:
Originally posted by occrider
I won't be posting a whole lot (looking for a new job), but I won't be such a stranger. So how has everyone been?

New job? Outside DC?

As to me, I've been busy with work - but I took the liberty of taking tonight off. Catching up with the postings in here. Boy, you people have been busy!

Old Post Jun-08-2006 19:27  Denmark
Click Here to See the Profile for trancaholic Click here to Send trancaholic a Private Message Add trancaholic to your buddy list Report this Post Reply w/Quote Edit/Delete Message
trancaholic
Danish Prophet of Doom



Registered: Oct 2000
Location: Aalborg

quote:
Originally posted by DrUg_Tit0
Um, no I don't think it should work that way. You just start with 0.2% of people already having 6 fingers, and go on from there. Having 5 fingered people have a 2% chance of evolving a 6 fingered gene would necessitate having 6 fingered people with a chance of evolving a 5 fingered gene. So the last 3 should sum up to 0.

I think the question said that 5 fingered gene is recessive. Lots of the possibilities you mentioned above are impossible. Mostly the ones where 55+55 give a 6 fingered child, or where xx+66 make a 5 fingered child.

Just rounding this one off. There's going to be some months before I have time to look at this again, and it appears that the original poster has lost interest anyway.

Anyway, we're definitely seeing the setup differently. In your setting there seems to be no explanation as to where the 2% of mutants came from, and in that, yes, you're right: It would be impossible for 55s to have 65 kids. However, if the extra digit is seen as a possible mutation, as I do, then it would not be impossible.

Old Post Jun-08-2006 19:31  Denmark
Click Here to See the Profile for trancaholic Click here to Send trancaholic a Private Message Add trancaholic to your buddy list Report this Post Reply w/Quote Edit/Delete Message
trancaholic
Danish Prophet of Doom



Registered: Oct 2000
Location: Aalborg

quote:
Originally posted by shaolin_Z
So I'm really curious as to what the hell time is. Does it even exist? I'm not very well read in this area of physics. Are there any books or something you guys could recommend that could provide some insight? I'm guessing Drug_Tito, trancaholic, and Renegade have probably read plently of material related to this subject. So if you guys could direct me to something that would help, that would be much appreciated.

The best book - by far - I've read on the subject is "The Fabric of Reality" by David Deutsch. It explains time from a philosophical angle, but assuming current observations and theories within mathematics and physics as valid. Basically, time is seen as non-existent, with the universe (meaning what is) being an infinite uncountable collection of physical universes that are each related to all others by "similarity" relations, that we can approximate by probabilities through the theory of quantum mechanics. A physical universe A may then be immediately "before" a physical universe B, if it sufficiently similar. The book is a good 350 pages, and it doesn't belabour its subject, so of course my feeble attempts of explanation here do not suffice. You'll have to read it yourself if you're interested. (Teaser: The philosophical model it presents explains both why there are no real antinomies related to time travel and why the question "what was before the universe" not only is meaningless, but also not interesting.)

quote:
Originally posted by shaolin_Z
Numbers don't actually exist. They're just a means of quantification we use (analagous to what I was talking about earlier, a function of our mind). Space on the other hand is real, I can see the monitor infront of me and it occupies space.

I think Plato would tear you a new one if he saw that.
Actually, I'm not convinced that I wouldn't agree with him. Numbers, by virtue of being defined specifically as non-existent are more definitely real than matter or space, which each seem to depend on the realness of the other for their own realness. Bertrand Russel's excellent definition of "matter" springs to mind: "Matter is anything that adheres to the laws of physics. Whether it exists I don't know".

quote:
Originally posted by DrUg_Tit0
This basically describes causality, and says that furhter away the events are in time or in space, their distance is greater. It also says that causality is determined by the speed of light. So let's say there are events A and B. Now, the event A happened before event B if a beam of light that is released from event A when it occured arrives to the spacial location of event B before it happened at that point in space. If by the time the light beam arrived there event B already occured, then B happened before A, and it is not in a causal relationship with A.

I didn't get this part. Are you saying that causality is (merely?) some sort of temporal precedence?

Old Post Jun-08-2006 19:51  Denmark
Click Here to See the Profile for trancaholic Click here to Send trancaholic a Private Message Add trancaholic to your buddy list Report this Post Reply w/Quote Edit/Delete Message
trancaholic
Danish Prophet of Doom



Registered: Oct 2000
Location: Aalborg

Btw. I'm going to be in Boston from the 11th until the 17th of July. Anyone in the area?

Old Post Jun-08-2006 19:52  Denmark
Click Here to See the Profile for trancaholic Click here to Send trancaholic a Private Message Add trancaholic to your buddy list Report this Post Reply w/Quote Edit/Delete Message
George Smiley
Supreme tranceaddict



Registered: Jan 2004
Location: 9 Bywater Street, Chelsea, London

quote:
Originally posted by pkcRAISTLIN
^^ dont forget the EPL is the best competition in the world

I read an article (or maybe on TV) recently that the Championship (England's second division under the Premiership), in terms of revenue generated, is actually the 4th (!!!) biggest league in the world (or maybe it was Europe)!!! Think it went...Premiership, German 1st Div, Italian (or maybe Spanish) 1st Div then the Championship!!

Old Post Jun-08-2006 22:12  England
Click Here to See the Profile for George Smiley Click here to Send George Smiley a Private Message Add George Smiley to your buddy list Report this Post Reply w/Quote Edit/Delete Message
DrUg_Tit0
e^(i*pi)+1=0



Registered: Nov 2002
Location: Zagreb, Croatia

quote:
Originally posted by trancaholic
I didn't get this part. Are you saying that causality is (merely?) some sort of temporal precedence?


I meant causality as an ability of one event to preceede and therefore influence another event, regardless of how significant or insignificant that influence might be. I did not mean it in the terms of cause and effect.


___________________
1+1=10

Old Post Jun-08-2006 22:30  Croatia
Click Here to See the Profile for DrUg_Tit0 Click Here to Email DrUg_Tit0 Click here to Send DrUg_Tit0 a Private Message Add DrUg_Tit0 to your buddy list Report this Post Reply w/Quote Edit/Delete Message
pkcRAISTLIN
arbiter's chief minion



Registered: Jul 2002
Location:

quote:
Originally posted by Lira
I didn't forget it, but its omission is based on an argument of mine (and that I've heard from others) about what the world cup is.

The reason behind the popularity of world cup isn't football alone. It's a duel of nations: a bunch of players from the same nation representing their land. This is far from happening (thankfully) in national leagues, where you have people from different cities, different countries and whatnot playing in the same squad. And, they're all playing the same sport - it's not like the olympics where you have several different olympic events happening at the same time. During the olympics, it's almost an individual effort, as you can have athletes from the same country competing against each other (e.g. swimming).

The fever, the passion, that irrational - but strong - feeling that stops entire cities, where almost all citizens draw their attention to a small court with 22 players.


hehe, i see where youre coming from and i agree with you to an extent. however, as an australian that follows england, for me its all about the soccer


___________________

Old Post Jun-09-2006 01:20  Australia
Click Here to See the Profile for pkcRAISTLIN Click here to Send pkcRAISTLIN a Private Message Add pkcRAISTLIN to your buddy list Report this Post Reply w/Quote Edit/Delete Message
shaolin_Z
Hei Hu Quan



Registered: Nov 2004
Location: Austin, Texas, USA: TXTA #102

quote:
Originally posted by pkcRAISTLIN
yeah, fuck fox for buying EPL rights


You mean fuck Rupert Murdoch.


___________________
"The Greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge." -Stephen Hawking
"First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a communist;
Then they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a socialist;
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a trade unionist;
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out— because I was not a Jew;
Then they came for me— and there was no one left to speak out for me." -Martin Niemöller

Old Post Jun-09-2006 03:52  United States
Click Here to See the Profile for shaolin_Z Click here to Send shaolin_Z a Private Message Add shaolin_Z to your buddy list Report this Post Reply w/Quote Edit/Delete Message
occrider
Traveladdict



Registered: Oct 2000
Location: New York

quote:
Originally posted by trancaholic
Congratulations!

New job? Outside DC?

As to me, I've been busy with work - but I took the liberty of taking tonight off. Catching up with the postings in here. Boy, you people have been busy!


Maybe ... I would like a major city ... but one of my current directors may accept a high level position in St. Louis ... and subsequently bring me on. We'll see. Personally I'm a fan of NY. My job WILL change in the next month or two ... my city might change.


___________________
Retro ...

Old Post Jun-09-2006 07:31  United States
Click Here to See the Profile for occrider Click Here to Email occrider Click here to Send occrider a Private Message Add occrider to your buddy list Report this Post Reply w/Quote Edit/Delete Message
Yoepus
Neo-condimist



Registered: Jan 2002
Location: Ketchup fields, Texas

Haha, occrider is going to be "on SL"

Cool. So Trancaholic, are you rooting for Sweden in the world cup, because ya know they are Scandanavian and what not?


___________________
SAVE ZIONIST MUSTARD: BUY ZIONIST KETCHUP!


Click here to support the free mustard alliance.

Old Post Jun-09-2006 16:28  Israel
Click Here to See the Profile for Yoepus Click here to Send Yoepus a Private Message Visit Yoepus's homepage! Add Yoepus to your buddy list Report this Post Reply w/Quote Edit/Delete Message

tranceaddict Forums > Other > Political Discussion / Debate > Political Chillout Thread
Post New Thread    Post A Reply

Pages (590): « 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 [259] 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 312 313 314 315 316 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 324 325 326 327 328 329 330 331 332 333 334 335 336 337 338 339 340 341 342 343 344 345 346 347 348 349 350 351 352 353 354 355 356 357 358 359 360 361 362 363 364 365 366 367 368 369 370 371 372 373 374 375 376 377 378 379 380 381 382 383 384 385 386 387 388 389 390 391 392 393 394 395 396 397 398 399 400 401 402 403 404 405 406 407 408 409 410 411 412 413 414 415 416 417 418 419 420 421 422 423 424 425 426 427 428 429 430 431 432 433 434 435 436 437 438 439 440 441 442 443 444 445 446 447 448 449 450 451 452 453 454 455 456 457 458 459 460 461 462 463 464 465 466 467 468 469 470 471 472 473 474 475 476 477 478 479 480 481 482 483 484 485 486 487 488 489 490 491 492 493 494 495 496 497 498 499 500 501 502 503 504 505 506 507 508 509 510 511 512 513 514 515 516 517 518 519 520 521 522 523 524 525 526 527 528 529 530 531 532 533 534 535 536 537 538 539 540 541 542 543 544 545 546 547 548 549 550 551 552 553 554 555 556 557 558 559 560 561 562 563 564 565 566 567 568 569 570 571 572 573 574 575 576 577 578 579 580 581 582 583 584 585 586 587 588 589 590 »  
Last Thread   Next Thread
Show Printable Version | Email this Page | Subscribe to this Thread

Forum Jump:

All times are GMT. The time now is 13:24.

Forum Rules:
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not edit your posts
HTML code is ON
vB code is ON
[IMG] code is ON
 
Search this Thread:

 
Contact Us - return to tranceaddict

Powered by: Trance Music & vBulletin Forums
Copyright ©2000-2014

Privacy Statement
Geo Visitors Map

Icon