[2018-04-23] Hell

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[2018-04-23] Hell

Postby Tony » Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:36 pm

https://www.smbc-comics.com/comic/hell

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That would be once every second, 16 hours a day for 224.4 years--but the guy doesn't look a day over 180. Maybe the comic is set in a bizarro future where incredible lifespans are possible, but you can still get pilloried on social media for supporting LGBTQ and abortion rights?

Mildly interestingly, 4,720,989,851 is a prime number and the preceding and following odd numbers have only two factors besides themselves and 1:

4,720,989,849 = 3 × 1,573,663,283
4,720,989,853 = 733 × 6,440,641

Also, the demon misuses conjunctions and mixes his verb tenses (you were/you use). But what do you expect from such hellspawn?

P.S. - Damn it, everything's a Tide® commercial!
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Re: [2018-04-23] Hell

Postby NeatNit » Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:37 pm

I want to know how the tide ad thing works. If he's in a simulation, he can't buy Tide detergent, and even if he could buy it within the simulation, no money can transfer from him to Tide in any way. So Tide has absolutely no monetary interest in advertising to this person.

Edit: many typos were fixed
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Re: [2018-04-23] Hell

Postby Guest » Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:01 am

It doesn't suggest that other people thought he should be punished it was he himself that thought he would be therefore his simulation is like this. So I imagine it as a future where incredible lifespans are possible, people are cool with you supporting LGBT and abortion rights, but that guy in particular believed he would go to hell for it and so he did- as a service xD

There are a small number of people in this world who seriously worship satan i wonder if this is their dream come true xD
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Re: [2018-04-23] Hell

Postby Ibri » Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:55 am

No, you misread it. It is other users who think someone should be judged and the punishment is based on the believes of those other users.

Btw that digital existence is about the only way to be trapped semi permanently is one reason why I would be hesitant about getting digitized. Or just be unable to be sure that deleting my main version ends my existence because somebody might have gotten a copy. Not that others would have much reason to do that but still.
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Re: [2018-04-23] Hell

Postby Tony » Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:24 pm

Ibri wrote:Btw that digital existence is about the only way to be trapped semi permanently is one reason why I would be hesitant about getting digitized. Or just be unable to be sure that deleting my main version ends my existence because somebody might have gotten a copy. Not that others would have much reason to do that but still.

Ibri, you really should read Accelerando by Charles Stross. Trust me, you'll love it.
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Re: [2018-04-23] Hell

Postby NotDragon » Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:57 am

Isn't it just the case with these things that you always realize them too late?
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Re: [2018-04-23] Hell

Postby Kit. » Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:05 pm

Is it the first time Zach comes close to Roko's basilisk?
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Re: [2018-04-23] Hell

Postby Sizlak Jones » Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:55 pm

Ibri wrote:No, you misread it. It is other users who think someone should be judged and the punishment is based on the believes of those other users.

Btw that digital existence is about the only way to be trapped semi permanently is one reason why I would be hesitant about getting digitized. Or just be unable to be sure that deleting my main version ends my existence because somebody might have gotten a copy. Not that others would have much reason to do that but still.


Black Mirror covers some of these concepts fairly well.
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Re: [2018-04-23] Hell

Postby Tony » Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:50 pm

Sizlak Jones wrote:Black Mirror covers some of these concepts fairly well.

I don't think I would agree that it covers the concepts well. It does, however, do a fine job of presenting some of those concepts' more chilling implications.
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Re: [2018-04-23] Hell

Postby Sizlak Jones » Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:10 pm

Tony wrote:
Sizlak Jones wrote:Black Mirror covers some of these concepts fairly well.

I don't think I would agree that it covers the concepts well. It does, however, do a fine job of presenting some of those concepts' more chilling implications.


Fair. They do love the concept of a digital self... and then finding horrible things that can be done to the digital self.
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