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Don Stockbauer

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Oct 2, 2018, 12:05:58 PM10/2/18
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How do you deal with someone that's writing to you too much? Why, of course, you cut them off (writing, that is).

Don Stockbauer

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Oct 3, 2018, 9:39:56 AM10/3/18
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How do you deal with someone who won't talk to you?

You go to the pool of 7 billion people and choose a new one. It's like "You act up on this job and there's hundreds of other people just waiting for your job."

See what overpopulation does?

Don Stockbauer

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Oct 4, 2018, 6:18:33 AM10/4/18
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Our overpopulated world forms the global brain. The global brain figures out how to solve overpopulation.

Don Stockbauer

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Oct 4, 2018, 3:34:39 PM10/4/18
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We worry about trying to achieve our first SETI success. What about a mature civilization that might communicate with 1 million other planets an average distance of 1000 light years away. You think we have problems.
Would these planets throughout our galaxy form a scaled up global brain?

Don Stockbauer

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Oct 6, 2018, 10:30:51 AM10/6/18
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A long time ago I had a lady to love.
She made me think of things I never thought of.

Don Stockbauer

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Oct 6, 2018, 8:31:02 PM10/6/18
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Do you think that these future superintelligent machines will be anything more than just tools for humans to use?
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Don Stockbauer

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Oct 7, 2018, 7:14:20 PM10/7/18
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What is the automatic answer to the question "why haven't you been writing me?"

"I've been busy."

Don Stockbauer

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Oct 8, 2018, 6:34:50 AM10/8/18
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Have you ever seen a lassie go this way and that way?

Don Stockbauer

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Oct 10, 2018, 11:03:21 AM10/10/18
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Things have gotten really complex, haven't they?

Don Stockbauer

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Oct 11, 2018, 6:34:27 AM10/11/18
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Did you know that you're completely helpless against a former communication partner who wishes to remove you from their life?

Don Stockbauer

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Oct 13, 2018, 6:11:09 PM10/13/18
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Are you a hunter-gatherer? Well, of course not. A hunter-gatherer is very primitive, early human. But you hunt for information for the meeting coming up, you gather it together in a format you can present to your fellow employees.
Yep, you're a hunter-gatherer. Only the level has changed.

Don Stockbauer

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Oct 15, 2018, 9:09:56 AM10/15/18
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Isn't it unfair that a former communication partner of yours can delete you from their lives forever by doing nothing?

Don Stockbauer

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Oct 15, 2018, 5:45:26 PM10/15/18
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"Daddy, if I point this flashlight at the Big Dipper, how long will it take for the light to get there?"

"Quit wasting the batteries."

Don Stockbauer

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Oct 21, 2018, 10:53:29 PM10/21/18
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All I was doing was seeing if the little kittens could swim.

Don Stockbauer

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Oct 22, 2018, 8:59:13 AM10/22/18
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I wonder if civilization could become so complex no one is able to function anymore.

Don Stockbauer

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Oct 22, 2018, 1:55:36 PM10/22/18
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No, it won't happen. everybody will have their own tiny little speciality. No room for global thinkers anymore.

Don Stockbauer

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Oct 26, 2018, 8:00:19 AM10/26/18
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Why is there all this hoopla about the pipe bombs in the United States when the world has enough thermonuclear weapons to fry it 100 times over?

Don Stockbauer

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Oct 27, 2018, 7:06:38 AM10/27/18
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I wonder if this recent pipe bombing case will make a new episode of Forensic Files?

Don Stockbauer

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Oct 28, 2018, 6:21:12 AM10/28/18
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Isn't the Earth getting really complicated?

Don Stockbauer

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Oct 28, 2018, 11:56:54 AM10/28/18
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When I first heard cyberneticists talk about disruption being good for civilization I thought it was crazy , but apparently it's one of those a little is good , too much is bad effects. A little disruption keeps civilization from stagnating, a lot of disruption destroys it. Like World War III or a 100 km impactor. I tend to see people only write about the good side of it.

Don Stockbauer

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Oct 29, 2018, 9:51:14 AM10/29/18
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Sickness will surely take the mind, where minds don't usually go.
Come on the amazing journey, and learn all you should know.

Don Stockbauer

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Oct 29, 2018, 10:12:09 AM10/29/18
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If a Jew bursts into a Catholic mass and kills 20 people,
is that a hate crime?
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Don Stockbauer

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Oct 29, 2018, 1:56:13 PM10/29/18
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Fantastic insight into the true nature of reality is isomorphic to insanity.

The dictation software interpreted me saying isomorphic as "I saw more food." Is this what we want controlling the Earth's nuclear arsenal? Maybe super-intelligent machines or The Singularity will handle it ok.

Don Stockbauer

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Oct 30, 2018, 8:07:58 AM10/30/18
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this is no lie . here in Victoria ten or so years back a fellow went to one of the elementary schools and told the principle I have a health lecture I can give your six graders (12-year-olds). The principle said OK and the guy gets in front of class and proceeds to show the students how to make a vaginal dam. A monitor was present at the back of the school room and escorted the man out telling him he wasn't welcome to come back.

Don Stockbauer

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Oct 30, 2018, 12:59:26 PM10/30/18
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Don Stockbauer

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Oct 30, 2018, 5:18:11 PM10/30/18
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The fool on the hill
sees the sun going down
and the eyes in his head
see the world spinning 'round.

Don Stockbauer

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Oct 30, 2018, 5:46:24 PM10/30/18
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All we are saying
Is give peace a chance.

Don Stockbauer

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Nov 2, 2018, 7:28:14 AM11/2/18
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do you think that the fact that people can choose to fail to respond to a message they receive , give the worldwide communication system a form which resembles a neural net, thus forming the global brain? we of course know of other ways people can handle an incoming message , such as answer it, delete it, etc.

Don Stockbauer

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Nov 3, 2018, 6:06:17 AM11/3/18
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There was some miss wording in the above message.

Don Stockbauer

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Nov 3, 2018, 6:06:57 AM11/3/18
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I like the lively debates present in this user group.

Don Stockbauer

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Nov 3, 2018, 7:05:35 AM11/3/18
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I wonder what all cybernetic socialism will achieve? Will it get rid of politics? Eliminate the vote?

Don Stockbauer

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Nov 4, 2018, 4:42:05 AM11/4/18
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What do you do if your conversational opponent dies during your debate?

Don Stockbauer

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Nov 4, 2018, 8:36:26 AM11/4/18
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Do you think electronics manufacturers should automatically be put out of business if they create an electronic device where the consumer cannot easily replace the battery?

Don Stockbauer

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Nov 6, 2018, 4:36:53 PM11/6/18
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If it looks like a duck , waddles like a duck and quacks like a duck , it's a duck, isn't it?

It is unless a child has a string attached to it
pulling it along.

Don Stockbauer

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Nov 6, 2018, 10:17:38 PM11/6/18
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I went back to my mother
I said, "I'm crazy ma, help me."
She said, "I know how it feels son,
Cause it runs in the family."

Don Stockbauer

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Nov 7, 2018, 6:25:11 AM11/7/18
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The penalty we humans pay for having access to all knowledge in the universe are such atrocities as the Epimenides paradox and Godel's two incompleteness theorems.

Don Stockbauer

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Nov 7, 2018, 7:11:32 AM11/7/18
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An individual is good at exercising their free will and doing things . the entire world system is good at analyzing what they did after the fact. say an individual destroyed the Earth. the System would be good at analyzing how he or she did it.

Don Stockbauer

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Nov 7, 2018, 5:39:27 PM11/7/18
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Do we still have a warm feelings for each other? if I hold writing to once a month can I still write ? can I send you a bunch of emails that are short and just meant to amuse and don't require any answer?

Don Stockbauer

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Nov 8, 2018, 6:18:04 AM11/8/18
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"May you live in interesting, disruptive times."

- modern-day curse

Don Stockbauer

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Nov 8, 2018, 10:52:26 PM11/8/18
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Life's a bitch, and then you die. And achieve blessed eternal nothingness (BEN).

hlwd...@gmail.com

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Nov 8, 2018, 10:59:50 PM11/8/18
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On Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 10:52:26 PM UTC-5, Don Stockbauer wrote:
> Life's a bitch, and then you die. And achieve blessed eternal nothingness (BEN).



Makes you wonder 'why are so many people are in a rush to get there'?

Don Stockbauer

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Nov 9, 2018, 7:38:37 AM11/9/18
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I guess they are suicidal.

Well, welcome, Loose Canon. You are the first person to post here beside me in several years.

Well, you're not actually beside me, but you know what I mean.

Don Stockbauer

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Nov 12, 2018, 6:45:07 AM11/12/18
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Saw the Bohemian Rhapsody movie. it was good. go see it.

Don Stockbauer

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Nov 12, 2018, 6:46:23 AM11/12/18
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don't attribute to malice what is more likely explained by incompetence.

Don Stockbauer

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Nov 12, 2018, 10:33:17 AM11/12/18
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I consider it a challenge before the whole human race,
And I ain't gonna lose.
***********
I'm a jet fuel genius, I could solve all the world's problems without even trying.


We are the champions, my friends,
And we'll keep on fighting 'til the end.
We are the champions.
We are the champions.
No time for losers

Don Stockbauer

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Nov 12, 2018, 10:41:57 AM11/12/18
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If I find myself writing a whole lot to someone who who never answers I find that the only way I can cure myself from this is to block him.

Don Stockbauer

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Nov 12, 2018, 10:43:41 AM11/12/18
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I accidentally sent that last post to soon without proofreading but it actually came through pretty well except for the double who that is of course because the dictation software on the iPhone sucks the big one.

Don Stockbauer

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Nov 13, 2018, 6:26:46 AM11/13/18
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Why can you imagine things that aren't possible and aren't real?

Don Stockbauer

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Nov 13, 2018, 6:30:00 AM11/13/18
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How many questions are there? A question about questions. self reference?

Don Stockbauer

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Nov 13, 2018, 6:46:55 AM11/13/18
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Is loss of memory from the neurons actually degrading or is it from some other reason?

Don Stockbauer

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Nov 13, 2018, 8:26:50 PM11/13/18
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How many sentences are there?

Here's a hint:

This is sentence number one.

This is sentence number two.

This is sentence number three.

and so on.

Don Stockbauer

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Nov 13, 2018, 10:12:09 PM11/13/18
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The only trouble with a revolution is that after it's over you're right back where you started.

Don Stockbauer

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Nov 14, 2018, 6:28:54 PM11/14/18
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If you choose not to decide you still have made a choice.

Don Stockbauer

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Nov 15, 2018, 7:29:52 AM11/15/18
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Maybe instead of a revolution we need a linear.

Don Stockbauer

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Nov 15, 2018, 11:25:24 AM11/15/18
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I believe in the Kingdom come
Then all the colors will bleed into one
Bleed into one
But yes, I'm still running.

Don Stockbauer

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Nov 15, 2018, 2:08:57 PM11/15/18
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"The universe is not only queerer than we imagine, it's queerer than a couple of queers having queer sex."

Why did Haldane use the word "queer" and tempt me into making this joke when I'm not homophobic at all?

Don Stockbauer

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Nov 15, 2018, 3:14:15 PM11/15/18
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I'd love to change the world,
but I don't know what to do,
so I leave it up to you.

Don Stockbauer

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Nov 16, 2018, 6:53:28 PM11/16/18