[2012-Aug-19] Zach ALSO hates you fucking people

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[2012-Aug-19] Zach ALSO hates you fucking people

Postby nobody » Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:38 am

he's on our team.

you know, when he's not being annoying.
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Re: [2012-August-19] Zach ALSO hates you fucking people

Postby Guest » Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:12 pm

This one's really similar to http://www.smbc-comics.com/?id=2533
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Re: [2012-August-19] Zach ALSO hates you fucking people

Postby nobody » Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:38 pm

Ah, that's why I hate those people

because they came out in force for that comic
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Re: [2012-August-19] Zach ALSO hates you fucking people

Postby ChaoticBrain » Sun Aug 19, 2012 4:27 pm

Clearly the first guy was not allowed to collect the prize money because the monks are racist.
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Re: [2012-August-19] Zach ALSO hates you fucking people

Postby nobody » Sun Aug 19, 2012 4:47 pm

Pretty clear from their robes that they are a different set of monks.
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Re: [2012-August-19] Zach ALSO hates you fucking people

Postby James Franklin » Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:59 pm

What is a sound? Is it the mechanical wave or the way we perceive the mechanical wave?
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Re: [2012-August-19] Zach ALSO hates you fucking people

Postby ThatThereLazyGuy » Sun Aug 19, 2012 6:13 pm

Apparently, Zen koans are Tibetan Buddhist tools, as opposed to, y'know, Zen Buddhist tools.
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Re: [2012-August-19] Zach ALSO hates you fucking people

Postby Montero » Sun Aug 19, 2012 6:16 pm

James Franklin wrote:What is a sound? Is it the mechanical wave or the way we perceive the mechanical wave?

Good point indeed.

I think koan are just purposely designed to make you stop wasting your time with futile questions in real life.
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Re: [2012-August-19] Zach ALSO hates you fucking people

Postby gemeric » Sun Aug 19, 2012 6:30 pm

James Franklin wrote:What is a sound? Is it the mechanical wave or the way we perceive the mechanical wave?


I say it's the mechanical wave. Otherwise you'd be able to create sound by manipulating brain cells that deal with hearing.
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Re: [2012-August-19] Zach ALSO hates you fucking people

Postby sotic » Sun Aug 19, 2012 6:49 pm

James Franklin wrote:What is a sound? Is it the mechanical wave or the way we perceive the mechanical wave?

My dictionary says it's the wave, but I don't know if we should trust it for something as serious as a Zen koan.
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Re: [2012-August-19] Zach ALSO hates you fucking people

Postby today's comic was particularly bad » Sun Aug 19, 2012 6:50 pm

This "riddle" is not really a koan, it's a thought experiment that has its origins in western philosophy, not eastern mysticism. It's a little ignorant that Zach used it twice as if it were a koan. It's more than a little ignorant that both times he went with the physics perspective (also as if it were some kind of obvious practical insight) and did it... wrong.

In physics, this is a trick question. In physics, vibrations are only "sound" if they are perceived by a being capable of hearing. It has nothing to do with "conservation of energy," whatever he thinks it means in this context.
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Re: [2012-August-19] Zach ALSO hates you fucking people

Postby nobody » Sun Aug 19, 2012 7:10 pm

you realise zach was not on the side of the physics person, right?
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Re: [2012-August-19] Zach ALSO hates you fucking people

Postby today's comic was particularly bad » Sun Aug 19, 2012 7:28 pm

Hi Zach. How much are you paying yourself to defend yourself from the internet?
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Re: [2012-August-19] Zach ALSO hates you fucking people

Postby nobody » Sun Aug 19, 2012 7:49 pm

if I paid myself any amount it would come back to me, therefore I do the work pro bono

I MEAN I DON'T I MEAN HE DOESN'T I AM NOT ME
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Re: [2012-August-19] Zach ALSO hates you fucking people

Postby Guy » Mon Aug 20, 2012 3:14 am

Sounds--like colors or smells--happen in brains. They don't exist without a brain to perceive them.
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