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Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 27th June 2022, 03:20 PM
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Posted By Jimbo07
Show me where the casualty count has become too...

Show me where the casualty count has become too high, and the Russians have decided to withdraw. Has this led to a concession of the overall war effort?

Your faith in a general mutiny may be just...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 27th June 2022, 02:21 PM
Replies: 1,311
Views: 40,662
Posted By Jimbo07
Sure, as Ukraine is finding out, though, even...

Sure, as Ukraine is finding out, though, even beating them 10 to 1 is almost not enough. What happens when all your machine gun barrels get too hot from mowing down enemy troops, but they keep...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 27th June 2022, 01:13 PM
Replies: 1,311
Views: 40,662
Posted By Jimbo07
Way back, I predicted the fighting in the East...

Way back, I predicted the fighting in the East would be totally different than around Kyiv. I'm a little surprised I was right, not being the brightest tool in the deck (or, I could be cocky, and...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 27th June 2022, 12:31 PM
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Views: 40,662
Posted By Jimbo07
Oh. That's not what I was getting at, at all. ...

Oh. That's not what I was getting at, at all. Rather, I'm looking for some genuinely good news, not rehasing the old victory around Kyiv. I'd love to wake up tomorrow to find that efforts in the...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 27th June 2022, 12:09 PM
Replies: 1,311
Views: 40,662
Posted By Jimbo07
Really? Where? Show me this crippled Russian...

Really? Where? Show me this crippled Russian army. So far, we've already covered the ground that Russian units have taken losses to the point where the West would consider units ineffective.

It...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 27th June 2022, 11:11 AM
Replies: 1,311
Views: 40,662
Posted By Jimbo07
Never say never, but at the moment, regarding the...

Never say never, but at the moment, regarding the regime straining under the pressure, I'd say I'll believe it when I see it.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 27th June 2022, 10:17 AM
Replies: 1,311
Views: 40,662
Posted By Jimbo07
I've read that. It doesn't seem to have put a...

I've read that. It doesn't seem to have put a complete stop to their war effort, yet, though.



By some estimates, Russia has taken greater casualties in a few months than all of Afghanistan. ...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 27th June 2022, 08:33 AM
Replies: 1,311
Views: 40,662
Posted By Jimbo07
Evidence? Evidence? Yep. ...

Evidence?



Evidence?



Yep. That said, even if only a quarter of initial estimates are serviceable or can be refurbished, or even just barely crawl on to the battlefield under their own...
Forum: USA Politics 24th June 2022, 11:42 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 6,375
Posted By Jimbo07
What women who protest abortion clinics don't...

What women who protest abortion clinics don't seem to understand, is that their own rights are threatened, not just those of the baby murderersTM.

ETA: When you disenfranchise women, all of...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 15th June 2022, 03:54 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 4,892
Posted By Jimbo07
That was kinda my point...

That was kinda my point...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 15th June 2022, 12:47 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 4,892
Posted By Jimbo07
I think most people here have agreed that LaMDA...

I think most people here have agreed that LaMDA ain't it. It's, of course, expanded into a more general discussion of AI, as these threads tend to do. I daresay, might not be much of a thread,...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 15th June 2022, 10:49 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 4,892
Posted By Jimbo07
Please clarify what block on the path to...

Please clarify what block on the path to sentience is equivalent to the problem of accelerating a massive object to c.

Show your work.

ETA: that might be an unfair ask on this forum, so please...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 14th June 2022, 03:42 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 4,892
Posted By Jimbo07
nevermind.

nevermind.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 14th June 2022, 11:01 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 3,866
Posted By Jimbo07
I listened to the program, which left me with the...

I listened to the program, which left me with the impression that it's about where I've got from reading and listening to other things. The research seems to be leaning somewhere between...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 14th June 2022, 10:16 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 4,892
Posted By Jimbo07
I get the implication of them being unfeeling...

I get the implication of them being unfeeling replicas.

However, I tend to reject p-zombie arguments as leaving a door open for some special (perhaps magical) property of the brain.

What is so...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 14th June 2022, 08:15 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 4,892
Posted By Jimbo07
10 Humans will be forever unable to create an AI,...

10 Humans will be forever unable to create an AI, due to some special property of the brain
20 Because humans have been unable to create an AI, it's demonstration that the brain has a special...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 13th June 2022, 03:07 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 4,892
Posted By Jimbo07
So Chess seems like a limited domain. What I'll...

So Chess seems like a limited domain. What I'll find interesting is when "AI" starts crushing us at everything (Chess, art, driving... oh, those are already done). At what point does our sentience...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 13th June 2022, 12:26 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 3,866
Posted By Jimbo07
Well, one that comes to mind is The 21 Grams...

Well, one that comes to mind is The 21 Grams Experiment (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/21_grams_experiment)



I've wondered about this one. Blue light is supposed to interfere with our...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 13th June 2022, 11:50 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 4,892
Posted By Jimbo07
Very few statements here I've agreed with more! ...

Very few statements here I've agreed with more!

...

... just so long as whoever's speaking isn't using this as a wedge or door to introduce magic and so on.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 13th June 2022, 10:58 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 4,892
Posted By Jimbo07
So... does the brain have a special property that...

So... does the brain have a special property that makes it not a machine?



The part that I've found most interesting is showing humans how little we know about what intelligence is, given prior...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 13th June 2022, 10:32 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 4,892
Posted By Jimbo07
So, are you asserting that it's actually...

So, are you asserting that it's actually impossible? What is your basis for that?

Or, are you just taking the default position of no artificial sentience? That's respectable. It then means that...
Forum: Computers and the Internet 3rd June 2022, 01:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 303
Posted By Jimbo07
I wasn't planning on scamming you, in part cuz I...

I wasn't planning on scamming you, in part cuz I can't be bothered...

Why? Got anything good on there?
Forum: Computers and the Internet 3rd June 2022, 10:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 303
Posted By Jimbo07
Your Ethernet is slow

Your ethernet isn't petabit (https://newatlas.com/telecommunications/1-petabit-per-second-data-transmission/)

So... much... 4K prawn...

Seriously, though, some of our sci-fi future doesn't...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 27th May 2022, 08:20 AM
Replies: 1,311
Views: 40,662
Posted By Jimbo07
It's not totally one-sided, yet. Ukraine is...

It's not totally one-sided, yet. Ukraine is claiming an air-to-air kill. The fact that we're even talking about a viable airforce three months in is something! I have my fingers crossed that...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 27th May 2022, 07:52 AM
Replies: 1,311
Views: 40,662
Posted By Jimbo07
We predicted in these threads, that the fighting...

We predicted in these threads, that the fighting in the east was always going to be harder. Even if Russia didn't improve in any appreciable way, the position was more suitable. They enjoy shorter...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 26th May 2022, 09:19 AM
Replies: 1,311
Views: 40,662
Posted By Jimbo07
Especially if you have a poor cook!

Especially if you have a poor cook!
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 20th May 2022, 01:21 PM
Replies: 3,608
Views: 124,572
Posted By Jimbo07
The line I heard is that this is deliberate, and...

The line I heard is that this is deliberate, and that Ukraine is trading ground for time.



This.

So long as Russia is in Ukraine, they can always counter attack. One small piece of land...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 20th May 2022, 01:21 PM
Replies: 1,311
Views: 40,662
Posted By Jimbo07
The Russian Invasion of Ukraine Part 4

Thread continued from here. (http://www.internationalskeptics.com/forums/showthread.php?t=357951)

The line I heard is that this is deliberate, and that Ukraine is trading ground for time.


...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 20th May 2022, 11:00 AM
Replies: 3,608
Views: 124,572
Posted By Jimbo07
Back to Putin being a dictator. He doesn't care...

Back to Putin being a dictator. He doesn't care if his own troops are exhausted. At this stage, it's almost sadly comical. It's like the plan is to make a wall out of their own dead bodies.
...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 20th May 2022, 07:46 AM
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Views: 124,572
Posted By Jimbo07
I keep thinking of things like Korea. By some...

I keep thinking of things like Korea. By some estimates, at the Battle of Chosin, North Korea/China may have lost more troops than the UN even had in the field! They still "won" (in that the UN...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 19th May 2022, 07:48 AM
Replies: 840
Views: 16,042
Posted By Jimbo07
I predicted in the Russian Invasion of Ukraine...

I predicted in the Russian Invasion of Ukraine threads that at some point, the war would become normalized, and not be the major headline on every major news site. That's already happened, but now...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 18th May 2022, 01:20 PM
Replies: 540
Views: 23,523
Posted By Jimbo07
It looks like Greece doesn't even want them to...

It looks like Greece doesn't even want them to get F-16s! (https://www.defensenews.com/congress/2022/05/17/greece-seeks-to-join-f-35-program-as-it-lobbies-against-turkey-f-16-sale/)

I found it...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 18th May 2022, 07:50 AM
Replies: 540
Views: 23,523
Posted By Jimbo07
So, that cited a Financial Times article. I...

So, that cited a Financial Times article. I think I found it, but I won't post it, in case it's not the one they were citing (link takes you to a pay page). It goes on to say:



In short,...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 17th May 2022, 11:04 PM
Replies: 840
Views: 16,042
Posted By Jimbo07
Alls I know is that if we don't start mixing...

Alls I know is that if we don't start mixing Chinese and American cultures fast, we're not gonna be in Firefly any time soon!
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 17th May 2022, 04:44 PM
Replies: 540
Views: 23,523
Posted By Jimbo07
This isn't wrestling. It's a chance to test, not...

This isn't wrestling. It's a chance to test, not only CE, but our own assumptions. Occasional testing of our own ideas is probably a good idea. I mean, CE might be right. Maybe we're all dupes of...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 17th May 2022, 02:28 PM
Replies: 540
Views: 23,523
Posted By Jimbo07
See my post, above. - My version puts CE...

See my post, above.

- My version puts CE wrong (at least about Hungary vs. Finland) on May 31, 2024 (i.e. two years, with rounding).
- I'll take your second bet, though. I'm sure they'd go for a...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 17th May 2022, 12:49 PM
Replies: 540
Views: 23,523
Posted By Jimbo07
This should be fairly easy to test. For the...

This should be fairly easy to test.

For the purposes of making it easier, I'll just restrict it to one country for one country. You could generalize to the others, one way or the other, but here...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 16th May 2022, 10:51 AM
Replies: 3,608
Views: 124,572
Posted By Jimbo07
Sure there can! It was a feint! You see,...

Sure there can! It was a feint!

You see, while the rest of us are having trouble counting to ten on two hands, Putin is playing thirteen-dimensional chess! His forces conducted a feint on Kyiv,...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 14th May 2022, 04:03 PM
Replies: 3,608
Views: 124,572
Posted By Jimbo07
You mean, the garbage referendum, rejected by the...

You mean, the garbage referendum, rejected by the UN general assembly? The headline might as well be

"The official result from the Autonomous Republic of Crimea was a 97 percent vote for...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 13th May 2022, 02:58 PM
Replies: 844
Views: 17,391
Posted By Jimbo07
Just checking in... Anybody put the question...

Just checking in...

Anybody put the question of time travel to rest once and for all, yet?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 12th May 2022, 10:52 AM
Replies: 3,608
Views: 124,572
Posted By Jimbo07
Speaking of ships, support ship Vsevolod Bobrov...

Speaking of ships, support ship Vsevolod Bobrov caught fire. It percolated up to CNN rolling, so it's probably a more legit story than Admiral Makarov. The Russians should try an amphibious...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 12th May 2022, 08:13 AM
Replies: 3,608
Views: 124,572
Posted By Jimbo07
So, on the CNN rolling feed, they highlight war...

So, on the CNN rolling feed, they highlight war crimes. They say it's a long game. If they can get indictments, even without travelling to Russia, they could try to eventually arrest individual...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 11th May 2022, 12:52 PM
Replies: 3,608
Views: 124,572
Posted By Jimbo07
I've been trying to read up and figure out what...

I've been trying to read up and figure out what India's angle is. Aren't they a West/Eastern/Anglo "democracy"? From what I can figure out, it boils down to a few factors:
- India is afraid of...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 8th May 2022, 11:11 AM
Replies: 3,608
Views: 124,572
Posted By Jimbo07
Maybe. Maybe not. Between satellites, drones...

Maybe. Maybe not. Between satellites, drones and other capabilities (both real and imagined), it's still a big ocean out there, and individual ships can be hard to find (standard Western defence...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 8th May 2022, 09:00 AM
Replies: 3,608
Views: 124,572
Posted By Jimbo07
Yep. Looking like Makarov wasn't sunk. The best...

Yep. Looking like Makarov wasn't sunk. The best the internet has right now is "there's no evidence it wasn't sunk!"
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 7th May 2022, 03:23 PM
Replies: 3,608
Views: 124,572
Posted By Jimbo07
A day later... not seeing much about the Admiral...

A day later... not seeing much about the Admiral Makarov, neither fer nor agin.

We'll see...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 6th May 2022, 06:55 PM
Replies: 3,608
Views: 124,572
Posted By Jimbo07
It's a stupid, miserable tragedy and an own goal...

It's a stupid, miserable tragedy and an own goal by Russia.

What are we supposed to do? Just sit around in this thread, wringing our hands?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 6th May 2022, 02:51 PM
Replies: 3,608
Views: 124,572
Posted By Jimbo07
Yeah, CNN, BBC, CBC, etc. As we've been...

Yeah, CNN, BBC, CBC, etc.

As we've been reminded here - this ain't a news site!
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 6th May 2022, 01:55 PM
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Views: 124,572
Posted By Jimbo07
But that's just it. It couldn't be written off...

But that's just it. It couldn't be written off as a one-off. Like I said, if it was just hit, not even killed, it would be exposing systemic issues with the Russian navy... procedural issues,...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 6th May 2022, 10:19 AM
Replies: 3,608
Views: 124,572
Posted By Jimbo07
Peskov is denying knowledge of a strike on the...

Peskov is denying knowledge of a strike on the Makarov... so make of that what you will.

I was watching a doco about Britain's new carriers. Apparently, they met the Makarov in the English...
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