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Wuzzat? 10-24-2012 01:59 PM

I thought I've heard of everything
 
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/10/121024140250.htm

nealtw 10-24-2012 08:46 PM

Look at that, you could get a degree studying real useless information.

Austin 10-25-2012 10:46 AM


Wow, that's creepy.

That's an interesting read.

Nealtw, isn't most information useless till you find an application for it?

I'm full of useless knowledge, but the second I can use it it ceases to be useless and justifies the energy spent learning it.

Wuzzat? 10-25-2012 11:02 AM

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Originally Posted by nealtw (Post 78937)
Look at that, you could get a degree studying real useless information.

Of the three basic drives of sex, aggression and mastery I guess this is mastery.
This particular effort may turn out to be useless and I wouldn't want to pay for it and I think it is a poor allocation of research effort but people in general are driven to satisfy their curiosity.
BTW, conquering space was supposed to be about mastery but it's becoming militarized.

nealtw 10-25-2012 11:46 AM

Nealtw, isn't most information useless till you find an application for it?
Yup! It does help fill the voids in an otherwise empty brain.:)

Austin 10-25-2012 01:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Wuzzat? (Post 78966)
Of the three basic drives of sex, aggression and mastery I guess this is mastery.
This particular effort may turn out to be useless and I wouldn't want to pay for it and I think it is a poor allocation of research effort but people in general are driven to satisfy their curiosity.
BTW, conquering space was supposed to be about mastery but it's becoming militarized.

In this regard wouldn't a conquest by it's very nature be militarized?

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Originally Posted by nealtw (Post 78972)
Nealtw, isn't most information useless till you find an application for it?
Yup! It does help fill the voids in an otherwise empty brain.:)

I hear that. Sometime the echo from ear to ear gets to me.

Wuzzat? 10-26-2012 11:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Austin (Post 78977)
In this regard wouldn't a conquest by it's very nature be militarized?

No, 'cause space doesn't fight back. . .?

nealtw 10-26-2012 11:20 AM

So if I want to be in the military and don't want to fight, I should be a space cadet.

Wuzzat? 10-27-2012 10:19 AM

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Originally Posted by nealtw (Post 79052)
So if I want to be in the military and don't want to fight, I should be a space cadet.

There's something wrong with your reasoning here but it may take me a while to figure out what it is. :confused:

Austin 10-28-2012 12:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Wuzzat? (Post 79050)
No, 'cause space doesn't fight back. . .?

Well then what's the conquest when nature takes it back? It more of a reclamation.


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