All we have to do now is cross our fingers.
"Who would jesus bomb?"
"Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible; thought is merciless to privilege, established intuititions, and comfortable habit. Thought looks into the pit of hell and is not afraid. Thought is great and swift and free, the light of the world, and the chief glory of man."
- Bertrand Russell (unsourced)
Big moments that don't happen.
All you have to do is whatever it takes.
Hindsight is bullshit.
"Fly on over, there's no wall in the sky"
At least the point side of this joke is not much of a joke. I mean, beyond it being a joke in real life too.
Holy crap, it's huge.
The Burgers vector.
"Capsule shaped escape".
The ends justify the means. Now take off your pants.
At least the robots will be friendly.
Unless they are terrifying snakes.
You can have your apocalypse, if you really want to. But please leave me out of it.
What a shame that is.
Let me give you everything you need.
Something that people seem to be struggling with, and I have struggled with a lot in the past, in the relationship between the apparent 'random' nature of the subatomic scale, and the apparent deterministic nature of the macroscopic scale.
And suddenly, while reading a discussion of this on SA, I am very comfortable with the current state of affairs, as understood by physics. Obviously on the large scale things do behave in a way that is measurable and predictable to a more than satisfactory degree. We launch satellites out of the solar system, we put people on the moon, GPS works great, and you never worry about events occurring without cause. What is so enjoyable about this setup is that although the large scale phenomena behave in a deterministic, calculable way, fundamentally, the universe cannot be computed. At some fundamental level, probability permeates the universe.
It almost seems as if the word 'state' must be restricted to locality. That is, special relativity seems to complicate the concept of a state existing on any spatially large place. I guess the whole time-like/space-like separation of intervals could aid in this.
Stop these clowns.
All so sweet.