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Old 10-24-2012, 01:59 PM  
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http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/10/121024140250.htm


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Old 10-24-2012, 08:46 PM  
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Look at that, you could get a degree studying real useless information.



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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.
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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.
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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.

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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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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.
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In this regard wouldn't a conquest by it's very nature be militarized?
No, 'cause space doesn't fight back. . .?
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So if I want to be in the military and don't want to fight, I should be a space cadet.

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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.
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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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