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in "immortality" through transferring their "consciousness"
It's not a transfer, it's a copy. There is no immortality, original meat still dies. Why would anyone want a digitized copy of themselves running around?
And talk about narcissism. Here you go universe, I'm so awesome you're going to want a copy of this for all time. I'm sure the copy wont run out of interesting things to say... But who knows, I'll be long dead.
I love thinking about and discussing these issues and ideas.
However, the main problem I see is that there exists no commonly agreed upon definition of many vital terms:
- religion vs. Religion
Is there some "essence" at the core of my existence that is of itself transferable to another vessel such as a mechanistic host such that the original vessel becomes "not me" and the new one "me"?
Or is it only possible to create a "mere copy" of the original, presumably neuronal, configuration - which precludes ACTUAL immortality?
Did the $7 each lesson run by the park rangers, it was good, The troughs of gravel are seeded, so you do get to see if your technique sucks or not. Then you can buy a plastic pan and go down to the river where Marshall found gold and started it all and try your luck there.
The ranger said its best to go deep, so, even without any tools; all you are allowed are hands and plastic pan, I went deep. And after an hour I got one fleck of gold! A real fleck, from the very same place Marshall did 166 years ago!
Anyway, its a lot of fun. If anyone is out there its worth spending a day in lovely countryside (really, it is stunning) and having a go panning while slobbing out with a nice picnic.
Next time I have to sneak a shovel in with me.....
"The whole idea that carbon dioxide is the main cause of the recent global warming is based on a guess that was proved false by empirical evidence during the 1990s." climate-models-go-cold
I did something similar with a friend of mine some 6-8 years ago. We spent a few days driving up through the whole area on highway 49 and seeing sights from Oakhurts to Coloma (Clicky[^]). We walked around at the park in Coloma, but did not do the tour you mentioned.
Somewhere along the way, we drove down to one of the rivers deep in a canyon and tried our luck for a few hours. We were wading through shallow waters, panning the dirt. I think the stuff we found was Fool's Gold, but the sunburn on my back was real enough .
All in all it was a great drive through a significant historical area with beautiful scenery.
"When you don't know what you're doing it's best to do it quickly" - Jase #DuckDynasty
Good for you; I did the same 50 years ago, though there weren't any rangers selling lessons. Luckily, my Dad taught me to pan on the East Fork of the San Gabriel River in the San Gabriel mountains just north of our house. I got a fair bit of gold, too, though I got more in our local river. These days I don't pan anymore, though there's plenty of gold where I live. Once in a while I did up a 5 gallon pail of dirt in the desert and bring it home, then pan it evenings. It always produces some material, but never enough to be commercially viable.
Still, it's a fun hobby, and once in a while - like Marshall - you get lucky. Good trip!
There was this program on TV where someone claimed you could make a living "mining" the sidewalks of San Fransisco for jewelry that people dropped. It was some game show where they had to guess which claim was true.
I couldn't endure it to the end so maybe it was a false claim after all. Sounds plausible though.
You could try First Officer[^] - it's basically a voice recognition application that will respond with pre-recorded keypresses to voice commands.
I wrote it a while back but it basically will allow you to record keystrokes and can repeat them at the recorded speed, so you could record a few page downs with pauses then hack the xml file(I think the profile is saved to an xml file...) to get all the repetitions.
It's so long since I used it that I probably can't help much with it although it should be reasonably intuitive.
If you need the key let me know as I am giving it away for free nowadays(I don't have time for the whole support game...).
“That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.”
This[^] is the only safe-for-work image I could find to sort-of explain why - a google image search for "pink bunny ears" starts to get a little unsafe fro some netnazi systems...
Those who fail to learn history are doomed to repeat it. --- George Santayana (December 16, 1863 – September 26, 1952)
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