I've decided to extend our charity campaign for The Life You Can Save organizations for the entirety of 2017 so feel free to contribute at any time! Periodically through the year, I'll have game giveaways for those who have donated to the campaign as a "thank you" for supporting this worthy endeavor!
4/7/2017 update: Now people who've been affected by this are saying that it went away on its own after about a week. So I dunno, if this would really hugely inconvenience you try to not log in on additional devices/browsers until the 4.2 update that's supposed to hopefully resolve this for good. original announcement: For a long time now, D1P has been limited to three logins at a time; logging in on a fourth device or browser would log you out everywhere else. Unfortunately, multiple people have been reporting that they've started experiencing being limited to ONE login at a time. The good news is, Invision Power Services (the company that makes our forum software) is aware of the issue and will be addressing it in version 4.2 of the software, which is the next big update. The bad news is, they announced about a month ago (the beginning of March 2017) that the update will be coming out in "mid 2017", so we probably have at least another couple of months to go before this is resolved. In the meantime, I apologize to those affected for the inconvenience, and would suggest to everyone else to not log in to additional devices until this is resolved if this is something you don't want to have to have to deal with. I'm still not 100% sure on why it's not affecting everyone and why it didn't hit everyone affected at the same time, but the timing of when the reports of this started here mostly lines up with when I've seen reports of other sites having this issue starting, and I suspect that the problem is trickling in because of people happening to hit a fourth login that logs them out everywhere else, and then proceeding to be limited to one login at a time after that.
D1Pcast Episode 26: The Retro Show 04/19/2017It's time to have that talk with your kids. No not THAT talk, the talk about retro games and how much better things were back in our days! We have @Reputator join us and talk a bit about the Scorpio and some retro PC cards. [email protected] us about console retro gaming and how he just got his Super Mario USA. While @Jason tells us about the day his parents threw out all his retro consoles. A sad day for any gamer. So listen and give us your feed back about your retro gaming experience!
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â€œThere has been a lot of controversy lately on the subject of Artificial Intelligence (AI). However, some important elements appear to be missing in the debate so far. Professor Edward Frenkel will talk about the issues surrounding AI from the perspective of a mathematician, and a human. To what extent is it possible to represent reality by numbers and algorithms?â€
In his own words:
Interesting talk although I think Kurzweil et al. wouldnâ€™t care all that much (if they accepted his argument) that they cannot REALLY transfer our minds to computers. I think they just might go â€œEh, close enough, itâ€™s not me but something very similar to meâ€ and plow on ahead.
This thread is rather delayed from the with @ that inspired it, but here it is all the same.
Lets assume we have good reason to believe that a God exists, meaning, some kind of intelligent creator of the universe, but that we know absolutely nothing else about this God. We'll assume this because while I disagree, many people's arguments for God conclude at kind of this abstract level that some intelligent creator exists. So lets assume that's the case. Given that, on what grounds can we conclude that Christianity is sound set of beliefs to believe with high confidence. We can define Christianity as adding to the assumption that God exist the notion that
God is omnipotent,
actively communicated to man through Jesus in particular.
We could make 4 even more strong (e.g., Jesus was the result of immaculate conception and is God's will in human form) and we could consider adding additional ideas from Christianity, but lets leave it at these somewhat loose bounds to help facilitate the discussion. If you'd like to loosen those bounds even further, feel free to do so and just make it clear for what new bounds you're arguing.
Now, what you might say is that by reading the bible, praying, etc. you have an overwhelming intuition that these 4 properties are true that you simply cannot ignore. That's fine, but that is a very subjective reason and the purpose of this thread is to establish what rational grounds exist and whether given the assumption that God exists if we can get to high rationally substantiated confidence in those 4 additional premises. That said, if you are a Christian and think your subjective intuition is the only reason (that there are no rational grounds that support it with high confidence) or if you think your subjective intuition is at least a critical component for justifying your belief (that you cannot get there by rational reasoning alone), then please do state as such if for no other reason than it would be interesting to see how many Christians here feel that way.
I've talked to a lot of people about this in real life and the most popular answer by far I get from both religious and non religious people who believe in an afterlife is that they choose to believe they'll live on after death. Just wondering if the same is true of people here.
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