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Don Stockbauer

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Oct 10, 2020, 12:56:44 PM10/10/20
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number 22

Don Stockbauer

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Oct 10, 2020, 2:21:00 PM10/10/20
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pOn Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 11:56:44 AM UTC-5, Don Stockbauer wrote:
> number 22

So chapter 22 of this wonderfulness. why would anybody read somebody's mind delusions and opinions? Isn't our civilization based on fact and logic?

Don Stockbauer

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Oct 10, 2020, 5:08:42 PM10/10/20
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If you feel a weird affection
You're to shy to convey
Better take my direction
Feel your way.

Don Stockbauer

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Oct 11, 2020, 11:00:14 AM10/11/20
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"Johnny, study your pataphysical sciences. You want to win the Nobel prize someday, don't you?"

Don Stockbauer

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Oct 13, 2020, 12:48:07 AM10/13/20
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Many feel that technology is dehumanizing, and yet technology gives us the capability of global communication , and global communication turns the Earth into a living being.

Don Stockbauer

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Oct 17, 2020, 8:20:25 AM10/17/20
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HAL was an AI with free will . Now can we even build such a thing ? Human free will comes from an immensely complicated brain trained for years and years . I suppose were we able to create AI's with free will we'd install them on every project globally . You might hear them say "Ralph, I'm getting tired of building this dam. I think I'll kill all the construction workers and then go to Hawaii on vacation."

Don Stockbauer

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Oct 18, 2020, 7:51:32 AM10/18/20
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I'm convinced that all human interaction is just a game , just like chess , that we play these games until we croak , and that our civilization has become so immensely complex you can hardly live day to day life , then at the end you experience BEN, which is blessed eternal nothingness.

Don Stockbauer

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Oct 19, 2020, 9:54:31 AM10/19/20
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And I believe that one should always be an optimist.

Don Stockbauer

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Oct 19, 2020, 10:17:36 AM10/19/20
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A genius' most spectacular work toward the benefit of humanity can be belittled by some idiot that's skilled at doing that.

Don Stockbauer

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Oct 21, 2020, 11:08:13 AM10/21/20
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I'd love to change the world,
But I don't know what to do ,
so I'll leave it up to you .

Could "you" be emergence ,
transcendence, self-organization, and the metasystem transition?

Don Stockbauer

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Oct 22, 2020, 10:48:10 PM10/22/20
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If the global brain theory is correct then all of our personal transactions: telephone calls, sending emails and whatnot are what governs us rather than politicians.

Don Stockbauer

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Oct 24, 2020, 8:40:11 AM10/24/20
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is there any way to tell when you're using the Internet wether what you're dealing with is honest, or just a sham? Seems like things weren't so bad until the Internet was devised.?

Don Stockbauer

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Oct 24, 2020, 9:07:48 AM10/24/20
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So, we're supposed to prevent these wildfires in the American West by managing the forest floor. So how is this going to be done? There's just a few acres out there to perform that on. Like
millions.

Don Stockbauer

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Oct 24, 2020, 7:21:01 PM10/24/20
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Did you know that you could be busy working at your desk preparing a presentation for your next meeting and then instantly you could be in amongst your fellow angels playing a harp?How could that happen ?Well, an ICBM travels faster than the speed of sound , so you'd never hear it coming and then if it exploded say a mile from you your brain would be vaporized before any signals could reach it, pain or audio , video ,whatever , so your soul would be instantly transported to heaven and there you'd be in amongst your fellow angels playing a harp. Sounds groovy, doesn't it?
Works the same for being put under general anesthesia.
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Don Stockbauer

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Oct 29, 2020, 2:11:01 PM10/29/20
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When Babbage was in school what negative was always on his report card?

"Fails to complete projects."

Don Stockbauer

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Oct 31, 2020, 9:58:03 AM10/31/20
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I wonder if the word "polysemy" has more than one meaning?

Don Stockbauer

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Nov 3, 2020, 7:55:40 AM11/3/20
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Gibbous this day, our daily Moon.

Don Stockbauer

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Nov 3, 2020, 12:05:25 PM11/3/20
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You know, everybody blocks everyone else at the drop of a hat, when someone makes another person the least bit irritated they get blocked , so blocking seems to be the way to go , so perhaps the best answer to it all is everybody on Earth block everyone else.

Don Stockbauer

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Nov 3, 2020, 1:52:57 PM11/3/20
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I need to state that I did not hijack this group when I came into it they were just several people posting and they all either died or went away , no new person ever comes into the group so I'm it.

Don Stockbauer

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Nov 4, 2020, 7:44:18 AM11/4/20
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Everything is sure getting complicated, isn't it?

Don Stockbauer

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Nov 5, 2020, 2:13:13 AM11/5/20
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This is written later . things are even more complicated now, by definition . what's an attribute of life? complexity.

Don Stockbauer

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Nov 6, 2020, 11:59:54 AM11/6/20
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On Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 8:02:40 AM UTC-5, jobse wrote:
> This group has changed very quickly.

If someone will not provide feedback to you they might as well not exist . Hofstadter has stated a good cure for this is you only perform tit for tat. if somebody will not write to you , you don't write to them , the relationship is over and it solves itself . a very very very good procedure tit for tat is.

Don Stockbauer

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Nov 7, 2020, 2:35:29 AM11/7/20
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Communication is the problem to the answer.

Is that sentence good communication?

What's the referent of "that"? The app amenities sentence?

Don Stockbauer

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Nov 7, 2020, 8:23:31 AM11/7/20
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The Internet is causing me such trouble, I'm never going to access it again the rest of my life.
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Don Stockbauer

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Nov 8, 2020, 12:36:18 AM11/8/20
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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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Nov 8, 2020, 1:46:21 AM11/8/20
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One thing that's truly hard to believe is if the global brain theory is correct our global communication , person to person , person to machine , machine to machine is what is now governing the planet . Everyday actions such as you watching television , you reading the newspaper , or you having a conversation with your neighbor are communication transactions which form the global brain. If this is correct political leaders are merely window dressing and someone getting 10 years for election fraud is one of the most pathetic injustices on the face of the earth because basically the vote doesn't mean anything anymore . Which is why I haven't voted since 1976.

Don Stockbauer

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Nov 8, 2020, 10:15:46 AM11/8/20
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Einstein was a specialist in physics.

Don Stockbauer

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Nov 8, 2020, 11:19:07 AM11/8/20
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Is someone who is skilled at solving small problems also skilled at solving large problems?

Don Stockbauer

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Nov 8, 2020, 2:50:22 PM11/8/20
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There was an episode of Star Trek where the crew lands on an alien planet and they find computers made by the aliens thousands of years ago . Spock walked right up to them and started using them. And I have trouble with Windows.

Don Stockbauer

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Nov 8, 2020, 5:08:10 PM11/8/20
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If you lose your temper, you lose.

Try to maintain your lobotomized sheep disposition.

Don Stockbauer

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Nov 9, 2020, 12:08:27 AM11/9/20
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I never did believe in miracles
But I've a feeling it's time to try
I never did believe in the ways of magic
But I'm beginning to wonder why.

Don Stockbauer

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Nov 10, 2020, 9:18:02 AM11/10/20
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Relatives who don't visit one another become strangers.

Don Stockbauer

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Nov 11, 2020, 2:23:54 AM11/11/20
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If you don't like somebody just a little bitty teeny amount, block them.

Don Stockbauer

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Nov 11, 2020, 7:29:31 AM11/11/20
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If someone refuses to communicate with you, they might as will be dead.

Don Stockbauer

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Nov 11, 2020, 8:48:29 AM11/11/20
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Is masturbation a "selfie "?

Don Stockbauer

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Nov 13, 2020, 7:58:49 AM11/13/20
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We forsake you,
Gonna rape you,
Lets forget you, better still.

Don Stockbauer

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Nov 13, 2020, 9:19:26 AM11/13/20
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I'm creating a list of people who will not communicate with me. It's getting pretty big , right up near aleph null.

Don Stockbauer

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Nov 13, 2020, 3:36:49 PM11/13/20
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Everybody's ordering all kinds of small items from Amazon . I wonder if anybody's ever performed an analysis of the fuel consumption of having a big truck drive up to your door compared to you driving your car to a business.
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Don Stockbauer

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Nov 16, 2020, 12:41:03 AM11/16/20
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gosh things are sure getting complex if they're this complex now what are we going to be say 100 years from now . will the average person not even be able to live a life because everything is so complex it's beyond his or her intelligence to even exist anymore ? the nuns used to tell us concerning the nature of the Trinity and also what I mentioned just now , these are mysteries we will learn when we die.

Don Stockbauer

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Nov 16, 2020, 1:51:32 AM11/16/20
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Next time you're sitting outside at night, you're looking at all the radio broadcasting towers with their red blinking lights, think to yourself "Wow, there are the neurones and synapses of the global brain."

Don Stockbauer

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Nov 16, 2020, 8:14:34 AM11/16/20
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On second thought perhaps the towers are not completely the neurons and synapses of the global brain , The neurons are really in the brains of the human participants and within their communicating machines so all that activity is concentrated and distributed via those towers and comsats so forth and so on but at least when you're sitting out there looking at those radio towers blinking the red lights they are part of the system anyway.

Don Stockbauer

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Nov 17, 2020, 6:36:05 PM11/17/20
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They've come up with a new final line for the song "Stairway to Heaven": it goes "And she's buying a Rototiller from Sears Roebuck and Company."

Don Stockbauer

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Nov 18, 2020, 6:27:45 PM11/18/20
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The best way to win a round with your conversational opponent is to just quit . there's nothing they can do about it and you win by being lazy . It's very similar to the game of Mornington crescent. So is World War III.

Don Stockbauer

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Nov 18, 2020, 6:32:13 PM11/18/20
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So you won that game. the game isn't over . Start the next game.

Don Stockbauer

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Nov 18, 2020, 6:37:14 PM11/18/20
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The easiest way to have power over someone is to deny that person something.

Don Stockbauer

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Nov 20, 2020, 4:12:56 PM11/20/20
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Dawn is a feeling
A beautiful ceiling
The smell of grass
Just makes you pass
Into a dream
You're here today
No future fears
This day will last
A thousand years
If you want it to
You look around you
Things they astound you
So breathe in deep
You're not asleep
Open your mind
You're here today
No future fears
This day will last
A thousand years
If you want it to
Do you understand
That all over this land
Theres a feeling
In minds far and near
Things are becoming clear
With a meaning
Now that you're knowing
Pleasure starts flowing
Its true life flies
Faster than eyes
Could ever see
You're here today
No future fears
This day will last
A thousand years
If you want it to

Don Stockbauer

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Nov 20, 2020, 11:33:24 PM11/20/20
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Get up, get back on your feet.
You're the one they can't beat and you know it.
Come on, let's see what you've got.
Just take your best shot and don't blow it.

Don Stockbauer

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Nov 21, 2020, 8:33:01 AM11/21/20
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Oh , you've won this game. New game in the metagame?

Don Stockbauer

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Nov 21, 2020, 3:26:26 PM11/21/20
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And although he was Master of the Universe he did not know what to do next.

But he would think of something.

"Anyone for tennis? Wouldn't that be nice?"
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Don Stockbauer

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Nov 23, 2020, 11:06:17 PM11/23/20
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I was driving home early Sunday morning through Bakersfield
Listening to gospel music on the colored radio station
And the preacher said, you know you always have the Lord by your side
And I was so pleased to be informed of this that I ran twenty red lights in his honor
Thank you Jesus, thank you Lord

Don Stockbauer

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Nov 24, 2020, 8:14:15 AM11/24/20
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How do you deal with imposters on the Internet ?well if they're enjoyable to talk to just interact with them . since the Internet has become a mishmash of chaos that's the best you can do.
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Don Stockbauer

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Nov 26, 2020, 12:32:08 AM11/26/20
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There Is No End To What We Can Do Together
There Is No End, There Is No End
The Willow Turns His Back On Inclement Weather
We Can Do It, Just Me And You

Don Stockbauer

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