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sasguru
24th September 2008, 08:21
It's why so many supposedly intelligent IT bods on this board seem so stupid when they argue.
It's because they still have a 19th century view of the world where they believe it is deterministic. According to these simpletons if only they look at the "rules" long and hard enough, they'll figure out how it works.
What they haven't figured out is that the world operates on a probabilistic and random model, not a determinist one.

BrilloPad
24th September 2008, 08:29
It's why so many supposedly intelligent IT bods on this board seem so stupid when they argue.
It's because they still have a 19th century view of the world where they believe it is deterministic. According to these simpletons if only they look at the "rules" long and hard enough, they'll figure out how it works.
What they haven't figured out is that the world operates on a probabilistic and random model, not a determinist one.

I think it is because it is an anonymous public forum where any sort of debate is swamped with loads of stupid posts.

Could we not have a serious forum or something?

rootsnall
24th September 2008, 08:30
It's why so many supposedly intelligent IT bods on this board seem so stupid when they argue.
It's because they still have a 19th century view of the world where they believe it is deterministic. According to these simpletons if only they look at the "rules" long and hard enough, they'll figure out how it works.
What they haven't figured out is that the world operates on a probabilistic and random model, not a determinist one.

Prime bait but hasn't he gone off working on his web thingy again !?

HeliCraig
24th September 2008, 08:38
Could we not have a serious forum or something?

Of course we can. Should we? Now there is a debate - lets see how serious that stays!!!

Some of us regard this as the lighter side of life - but yes, it is a bit tedious at times wading through silly posts and duplicate threads with slightly altered "comedy" titles.

My "deterministic" two penneth worth ends here.

C.

moorfield
24th September 2008, 08:42
It's because they still have a 19th century view of the world

(suspiciously) Are there any women here today?

HairyArsedBloke
24th September 2008, 08:52
What they haven't figured out is that the world operates on a probabilistic and random model, not a determinist one.

BURN HIM :tantrum:

The Lone Gunman
24th September 2008, 08:54
It's why so many supposedly intelligent IT bods on this board seem so stupid when they argue.
It's because they still have a 19th century view of the world where they believe it is deterministic. According to these simpletons if only they look at the "rules" long and hard enough, they'll figure out how it works.
What they haven't figured out is that the world operates on a probabilistic and random model, not a determinist one.Surely that depends on the argument?

BrilloPad
24th September 2008, 09:07
Of course we can. Should we? Now there is a debate - lets see how serious that stays!!!

Some of us regard this as the lighter side of life - but yes, it is a bit tedious at times wading through silly posts and duplicate threads with slightly altered "comedy" titles.

My "deterministic" two penneth worth ends here.

C.

Surely the lighter side of life should be in light relief? :confused:

All this thinking makes my head hurt - I think I need a lie down.....

daviejones
24th September 2008, 09:12
BURN HIM :tantrum:

Jehova Jehova!!!

PerlOfWisdom
24th September 2008, 12:09
What they haven't figured out is that the world operates on a probabilistic and random model, not a determinist one.

Are you absolutely certain about that?

DiscoStu
24th September 2008, 12:13
Are you absolutely certain about that?

They're just glitches in the Matrix.

expat
24th September 2008, 12:28
I think it is because it is an anonymous public forum where any sort of debate is swamped with loads of stupid posts.:wave:

Why you don't see me at forum meetings. Anonymity is the point.

BrilloPad
24th September 2008, 12:29
:wave:

Why you don't see me at forum meetings. Anonymity is the point.

But you make sensible posts! Not everyone is like you.....

sasguru
24th September 2008, 12:31
Are you absolutely certain about that?

95%

NickFitz
24th September 2008, 12:34
They're just glitches in the Matrix.

:spel Emergent behaviour (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emergent_behaviour)

BrilloPad
24th September 2008, 12:35
:spel Emergent behaviour (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emergent_behaviour)

"In philosophy, systems theory and the sciences, emergence is the way complex systems and patterns arise out of a multiplicity of relatively simple interactions."

Are you calling our interactions simple?

NickFitz
24th September 2008, 12:38
"In philosophy, systems theory and the sciences, emergence is the way complex systems and patterns arise out of a multiplicity of relatively simple interactions."

Are you calling our interactions simple?

In General, yes :wink

shaunbhoy
25th September 2008, 09:35
95%

So you haven't quite figured it out completely then? True to form.
:laugh

sasguru
25th September 2008, 09:42
So you haven't quite figured it out completely then? True to form.
:laugh

I hear the whoosh of running air passing over your head.
Do keep up, hard though it may be with your drastically reduced neuronal activity.

shaunbhoy
25th September 2008, 09:45
I hear the whoosh of running air passing between my ears due to my drastically reduced neuronal activity.

Fixed that for ya SG.
:wink