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Don Stockbauer

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Jan 25, 2020, 10:56:36 PM1/25/20
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I'm not the world's most passionate man but I know what I am and I'm glad I'm a man and so is Lola.

So does that mean I'm not the world's most passionate man but I know what I am and I'm glad I'm a man
and Lola is glad that she is also a man?

Or does it mean I'm not the world's most passionate man but I know what I am and I'm glad I'm a man
and Lola is also glad that I'm a man?

Gets confusing, doesn't it?

Don Stockbauer

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Jan 26, 2020, 8:03:34 AM1/26/20
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So we're living in a highly advanced technological civilization. It's getting so complex a lot of people can barely even handle their daily lives. So what will we have 100 years from now? Will people be able to handle their ordinary daily lives OK? They will have to. Is all this dishonesty and deceit on the Internet necessary for an advanced civilization?

Don Stockbauer

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Jan 26, 2020, 10:04:29 PM1/26/20
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Does any university offer a degree in Thinkology? You will remember that Thinkology is the degree
that the Scarecrow was given by the Wizard of Oz.

Don Stockbauer

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Jan 27, 2020, 9:35:56 AM1/27/20
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If your beer gets infected with germs, would it be from a Corona virus???

Don Stockbauer

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Jan 27, 2020, 12:18:17 PM1/27/20
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Yesterday I was walking through the park and a man came up to me and wanted to take my photograph.

I told him no , it'll steal my soul.

Don Stockbauer

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Jan 27, 2020, 12:47:17 PM1/27/20
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If you never receive any feedback, you have only yourself to go by.

Don Stockbauer

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Jan 27, 2020, 3:28:21 PM1/27/20
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If humans are allowed to destroy all they need,
they will soon have to pay with their life for their greed.

Don Stockbauer

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Jan 28, 2020, 4:37:10 PM1/28/20
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Paraphrased line from Don McLean's song "Tapestry".

Don Stockbauer

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Jan 29, 2020, 10:15:42 AM1/29/20
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Here are the lyrics to Donna Summer's song "I Feel Love."

5 PRINT "Feel Love." GOTO 5

Don Stockbauer

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Jan 30, 2020, 9:35:24 AM1/30/20
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Typo. Insert "I" before "Feel". Not that anybody cares.

Don Stockbauer

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Feb 1, 2020, 9:57:48 AM2/1/20
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I'm appreciating the B-52s lately, especially Kate Pierson. Songs with neat titles like "The Girl from Ipanema goes to Greenland."

Don Stockbauer

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Feb 1, 2020, 11:46:06 PM2/1/20
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Who says "neat"anymore?
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Don Stockbauer

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Feb 3, 2020, 8:56:40 AM2/3/20
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Isn't it fun to play a game of "You can't win."
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Don Stockbauer

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Feb 5, 2020, 9:41:36 AM2/5/20
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You can understand everything about the parts of the system , but that doesn't mean you'll understand the whole system.

Don Stockbauer

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Feb 8, 2020, 4:19:39 PM2/8/20
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Doesn't it seem like all this impeachment business and actually politics in general are a waste of time; these people could be out harvesting pecans, doing some good for humanity.

Don Stockbauer

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Feb 9, 2020, 6:21:55 AM2/9/20
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You improve the world, the world improves you.

Feedback.

Don Stockbauer

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Feb 10, 2020, 9:08:50 AM2/10/20
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Things keep getting better and better, yet people don't know why. It's because each person is a neuron of the global brain. What can a single neuron know of the mind it helps form? People are clueless about why things are getting better and all they know is that they are.

Don Stockbauer

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Feb 10, 2020, 9:13:16 AM2/10/20
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What happens when more people learn about the global brain ? well , the global brain achieves self-awareness . any system with higher self awareness has a higher intellect , just as humans have a higher intellect than chimpanzees due to human's greater self-awareness.

Don Stockbauer

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Feb 10, 2020, 9:16:58 AM2/10/20
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Global brains hooking up around the galaxy forming a galactic brain. just like humans hooking up (intellectually) to form the globalbrain.

Don Stockbauer

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Feb 10, 2020, 10:58:04 AM2/10/20
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Or maybe not harvesting pecans but how about running in giant hamster cages outfitted to generate electricity.

Don Stockbauer

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Feb 13, 2020, 10:48:28 AM2/13/20
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Gus uRichter used to say that if you think about breathing it becomes hard, but if you don't think about breathing it's easy.
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Don Stockbauer

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Feb 13, 2020, 4:46:29 PM2/13/20
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The normal translation of Stockbauer from the German is "someone who raises sticks." At one time there was a need for such a crop , to perform wattle construction with. However, "stock" also has several other meetings in German , such as a head of livestock , a beehive, or cane. So a translation of Stockbauer is "one who raises cane".

Don Stockbauer

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Feb 13, 2020, 9:46:36 PM2/13/20
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Ever have a friend that you've had a falling out with and you're sure that you could patch things up but that former friend refuses to have even one word of communication with you ensuring that you'll never patch things up ? Sounds like a paradox to me, right up there with Epimenides' or Russell's.
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Don Stockbauer

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Feb 15, 2020, 12:50:33 AM2/15/20
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Another good one is you're having a discussion by text and something you say infuriates your conversational opponent and they immediately block you instead of discussing the matter , trying to resolve it , perhaps there was a misunderstanding and so now since you're blocked the discussion has to go to telephony, or snail mail, or Indian smoke signals or telegrams or Chinese semaphores or telepathy to try to reestablish contact maybe even the personal ads or carrier pigeon, the list just goes on and on doesn't it?
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Don Stockbauer

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Feb 16, 2020, 9:14:17 AM2/16/20
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today is my birthday; see Birthday Cantata cantata Tata Tata Tata Quatar Qatar Qatar Thomas Tata Tata Tata Tata Tata Tata Tata Tata Tata Tata Tata birthday cantata Tara Tata Tata Tata Tata does this go on for aleph null or Cantores continuum?

brought to ewe buy the iPhone dictation system , the bottom feeder of dictation systems.

Don Stockbauer

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Feb 16, 2020, 9:16:27 AM2/16/20
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When there's no one left to leave you ,
even you don't quite believe you ,
that's when nothing can deceive you.

-Steve Winwood

Except you can still deceive yourself.

Don Stockbauer

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Feb 17, 2020, 8:14:33 AM2/17/20
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I wonder if the World will get so complex that eventually no one will be able to do anything?

Don Stockbauer

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Feb 17, 2020, 10:30:18 PM2/17/20
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Or maybe it'll be more like each person will be a tiny little bit of the complex whole.

Don Stockbauer

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Feb 19, 2020, 9:15:10 AM2/19/20
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KIII civilizations have been looked for , should be a lot of waste heat , a whole galaxy, none seen.
How they could be so efficient to not radiate in the infrared is a problem no one knows.
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A single civilization does not colonize a whole galaxy , many thousands or millions of civilizations arise throughout our galaxy just like our civilization arose on our planet. The civilizations develop radio communication and link up with one another to form a galactic network. Each civilization gets energy from their own sun and since they're intelligent they don't need that much energy especially for communication which does not need much energy at all. Thus no waste heat.
Just like the solution to the Fermi paradox , intelligent civilizations communicate, not travel.

Don Stockbauer

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Feb 19, 2020, 11:44:42 AM2/19/20
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The Fermi paradox: why aren't space aliens here?

Could it be that it's analogous to newts in America trying to detect newts in Europe?

Don Stockbauer

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Feb 19, 2020, 5:55:12 PM2/19/20
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7 billion immensely complex creatures and their machines united by communication into a single living organism.
Real uptown, eh?

Don Stockbauer

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Feb 19, 2020, 5:55:58 PM2/19/20
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You have to find something to visit it.

Don Stockbauer

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Feb 20, 2020, 9:27:11 AM2/20/20
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Things are sure getting complex, and complexity is just about the definition of life, isn't it?

Don Stockbauer

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Feb 20, 2020, 11:44:29 PM2/20/20
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No it isn't ; the definition includes much more.

Don Stockbauer

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Feb 21, 2020, 1:34:00 AM2/21/20
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"Any sufficiently advanced technology will be indistinguishable from magic."
So our future technology will consist of pulling rabbits out of a hat and sawing women in two?

Don Stockbauer

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Feb 21, 2020, 8:46:19 AM2/21/20
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It's funny that the System has no power to prevent an individual from exercising their free will. However , the System is very good at after the fact determining things.

Don Stockbauer

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Feb 22, 2020, 9:52:16 AM2/22/20
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Maybe our system will get so powerful at some point that it will be able to determine that a particular person will commit a crime and it can lock them up beforehand.
It will be right up there with developing software which will determine if you send a message to someone whether they'll respond or not.

Don Stockbauer

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Feb 22, 2020, 10:19:34 AM2/22/20
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So if there are people who will have nothing to do with you you need to concentrate on people who will.

Don Stockbauer

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Feb 22, 2020, 1:20:59 PM2/22/20
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My father once told Gus Richter "Rome wasn't built in a day" and Gus replied "But they damn sure burned it down a day."

A mathematical trapdoor function?

Don Stockbauer

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Feb 23, 2020, 10:34:43 AM2/23/20
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Nice guys finish last.

Nice guys don't play games.

Don Stockbauer

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Feb 23, 2020, 4:31:34 PM2/23/20
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All kinds of trapdoor functions. Like relationships. Hard to build, easy to destroy.
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Don Stockbauer

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Feb 23, 2020, 11:18:18 PM2/23/20
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What if you had a general systems thinker's general systems thinker?

Kind of like a man's man.

Don Stockbauer

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Feb 24, 2020, 9:12:42 AM2/24/20
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You know one thing I thought about the flat earth theory is that if the earth is really flat you could travel to the edge and you'll see such a bizarre situation you'd know it's flat .I mean if the earth is flat can you imagine going to its edge?
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Don Stockbauer

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Feb 26, 2020, 8:01:09 AM2/26/20
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One time Dad and I were in the river bottom picking pecans. I tried to tell him about Jack London's story "to build a fire". He stopped me immediately and said "God, I hate cold weather."

Don Stockbauer

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Feb 28, 2020, 9:29:22 AM2/28/20
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I'm not worried about my physical death that much. It's the death of my intellect
which is the true Death.
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Don Stockbauer

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Feb 29, 2020, 11:18:22 PM2/29/20
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Why won't the so-called Singularity form?

Super-Intelligent AIs will supposedly combine to form the Singularity. To be super-intelligent an AI has to be connected and talk to people and other AIs. So that means the super-intelligent AI is part of the global brain. That's the definition of the global brain , people and machines connected in the form of a neural network .So instead of forming connections to form the Singularity they form connections to form the global brain. As they say in the old western movies "This town ain't big enough for both of us."

Don Stockbauer

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Mar 1, 2020, 5:40:12 AM3/1/20
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It seems to me that the preferred method of communication nowadays is to not answer your conversational opponent.

Don Stockbauer

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Mar 1, 2020, 5:41:03 PM3/1/20
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The Singularity IS the Global Brain when you consider how fast it will make technology rise.

Don Stockbauer

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Mar 1, 2020, 11:04:59 PM3/1/20
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Or maybe the global brain is the singularity.

Don Stockbauer

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Mar 3, 2020, 2:42:48 AM3/3/20
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The thing about noise its not about noise like a bomb goes off and you hear a noise this is a scientific concept like if you have data and it's scattered all over the place or you can't make sense of it that's noisy data. so what I thought for global warming instead of the temperature just rising from now on uniformly it'll have noise here at the beginning like I defined above. that noise will cause -30° in Boston , people look at that -30 so they say global earming is wrong it got cold,
But someday this noise will go away and you'll just have temperatures increasing with no more cold . just my idea I came up with havent researched it to see what other people say.

Don Stockbauer

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Mar 3, 2020, 9:49:44 AM3/3/20
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I haven't met a rancher yet that has liked cold weather. They have to be out in it too much.

Don Stockbauer

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Mar 3, 2020, 11:32:22 AM3/3/20
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Have you ever heard of local versus global systems? doesn't it seem like politics in America is a mere local system?

Don Stockbauer

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Mar 4, 2020, 10:50:41 AM3/4/20
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Why the technological singularity will never form.

Because humanity and its tools (and AIs are merely tools) form a synergism, not an antagonism.

Don Stockbauer

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Mar 4, 2020, 11:15:48 AM3/4/20
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Is it self-awareness when one realizes that one is a
general systems thinker?

Don Stockbauer

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Mar 4, 2020, 6:04:37 PM3/4/20
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Is it almost criminal if you haven't voted since 1976?

Don Stockbauer

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Mar 4, 2020, 11:22:46 PM3/4/20
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I was clouded out for the Anoba occultation.

Don Stockbauer

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Mar 5, 2020, 7:09:49 PM3/5/20