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The human mind seems nearly incapable of accepting that one day we will return to oblivion. Perhaps it's that survival instinct we all have-- that natural drive to cling to life even when we know death is imminent.

Maybe most of us can't grasp the probable reality that this is all there is. Certainly there must be some kind of meaning.. most people grow up, reproduce have mundane jobs and expire. 

life in and of itself is void of meaning.  Human existence in its entirety has no core significance. So yes, this is it.

However, meaning can be created.  One must focus on him or herself. Finding their own little piece of secular paradise.  

Fuck the idea of an uncertain at best afterlife. No speculation on the reality of here and now is necessary. we need to focus every moment possible on things that are significant to us-- make the most of each minute. We have choices. The three obvious ones are, pretend this life is only a bridge and put your faith in a likely imaginary entity, or live a life void of meaning ..a life of simply existing or make the most of it and enjoy.

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AK
Oct 7 '18
vapid pedantry.
AK
Oct 7 '18
Short programs are easy enough to avoid derferencing null pointers that would otherwise cause havoc - the type of stuff you get assigned in college or whatever. With full-on production code - the I do this for a living type pieces of software - it's a real problem precisely because of what the guy is driving at: there is no defined behavior for doing such a thing. Maybe it'll seg-fault. Maybe not. Who knows! That becomes a huge problem when you're implementing APIs you didn't roll yourself, or worse, you're not the only coder with your hands in the pot, or worse still - at least for the stability of the OS - the coder knows enough to use undefined behaviors maliciously. As to if this is the computer's problem or the coder's problem - depends on what the coder had in mind, and also whose computer it is: https://www.exploit-db.com/...nter-dereference.pdfShort programs are easy enough to avoid derferencing null pointers that would otherwise cause havoc - the type of stuff you get assigned in college or whatever. With full-on production code - the I do...See more
AK
Oct 8 '18
It's python and C++. Do me favor and speak to things you actually know about.
AK
Oct 8 '18
When we personify computers, it's short-hand. It's just easier to talk about it that way. For the same reasons you say things like "my car didn't want to start". Cars don't have "wants" - everyone knows this - but it's easier to explain it in those terms. Nature is the same way. Personifying it is what probably gave us religion. Everyone knows computers, like nature, is not "stupid" because neither of them "think". They're literal. And that literalness results in what is most succinctly described as stupid behavior. Like with autistic people. Truly autistic people - and a few do filter through our doors every so often - they think like animals. They're good at acquiring facts, they just don't have that synthetic ability required to make novel uses of these facts. They record and mimic - a lot like computers. They don't know what to do with undefined behaviors or things like humor or emotions. Stupid may not be the most accurate word to describe them, but it's pretty close and effectively the same.When we personify computers, it's short-hand. It's just easier to talk about it that way. For the same reasons you say things like "my car didn't want to start". Cars don't have "wants&...See more
AK
Oct 8 '18
"If you can't dazzle them with brilliance; baffle them with bullshit"
AK
Oct 8 '18
"say I don't know anything about the language that I'm studying. I don't know that, maybe, a rising pitch at the end of a sentence has any kind of semantic meaning, but I do have a million labeled examples of a sentence that ends like that and I know that there's something in common between them".

GTFO you vapid tool.
"say I don't know anything about the language that I'm studying. I don't know that, maybe, a rising pitch at the end of a sentence has any kind of semantic meaning, but I do have a million labele...See more
EpicFail TITS
Oct 9 '18
Truly autistic people - and a few do filter through our doors every so often - they think like animals. They're good at acquiring facts, they just don't have that synthetic ability required to make novel uses of these facts. They record and mimic - a lot like computers. They don't know what to do with undefined behaviors or things like humor or emotions. Stupid may not be the most accurate word to describe them, but it's pretty close and effectively the same.


I am on the spectrum and I am far from stupid.. I may think like an animal but human beings are in fact animals. My social graces are probably completely non existent.. but truly I am offended. :(
Truly autistic people - and a few do filter through our doors every so often - they think like animals. They're good at acquiring facts, they just don't have that synthetic ability required to make no...See more
AK
Oct 9 '18
Yeah, those "social graces" account for A LOT. That's not just a minor deficiency when you live in a society, and in a way, it really is a sort of glaring stupidity to not be aware of how you're coming-across to others. Sure, I can be as acerbic and crass as anyone else - sometimes even more so - but I'm at least aware that I'm doing it. It's usually intentional. No need to be offended, though, I've seen far, far worse than you. :)Yeah, those "social graces" account for A LOT. That's not just a minor deficiency when you live in a society, and in a way, it really is a sort of glaring stupidity to not be aware of how yo...See more
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