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Old 05-14-2019, 09:28 PM   #5841
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What happened to the sharks with lasers on their heads?

Sorry, Sharks are still in the playoffs, I will see myself out!
Sounds like abuse of a shark.
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Old 05-14-2019, 10:14 PM   #5842
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Getting to know this girl, everything's going well, making each other laugh, she seems into me. Says she's really interested in quantum physics. Really? Awesome, that's cool, I actually have a sort of layman's interest in it as well, having read Max Tegmark and some other stuff along those lines, it's fun to think about what might be. Getting excited by the prospect of dating someone who has unique and different interests and having some fun conversation topics to get into.

Yeah, so... nope.

Today I learned that pseudo-scientific woo peddlers have appropriated the term "quantum physics" in an effort to lend credibility to their snake oil. Was I the only one who missed this? #### that's irritating. I mean, I don't even mind if these con artists make up their own terms or catchphrases, but quantum physics is an actual field of knowledge and you're polluting it with wish-thinking crap that couldn't be less scientific if it tried.

My jimmies are extremely rustled and I'm bitterly disappointed.
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Old 05-14-2019, 10:23 PM   #5843
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She sounds like a quirk-y one.
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Getting to know this girl, everything's going well, making each other laugh, she seems into me. Says she's really interested in quantum physics. Really? Awesome, that's cool, I actually have a sort of layman's interest in it as well, having read Max Tegmark and some other stuff along those lines, it's fun to think about what might be. Getting excited by the prospect of dating someone who has unique and different interests and having some fun conversation topics to get into.

Yeah, so... nope.

Today I learned that pseudo-scientific woo peddlers have appropriated the term "quantum physics" in an effort to lend credibility to their snake oil. Was I the only one who missed this? #### that's irritating. I mean, I don't even mind if these con artists make up their own terms or catchphrases, but quantum physics is an actual field of knowledge and you're polluting it with wish-thinking crap that couldn't be less scientific if it tried.

My jimmies are extremely rustled and I'm bitterly disappointed.

Was she trying to sell you something or just lying about her interests? Between this and the Florida Tulip mosquitoes, this page of Gear Grinders reads like it was written by AI.
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Was she trying to sell you something or just lying about her interests?
... Neither? She's just apparently into utter nonsense that sells itself to credulous people as having a basis in science. She's the one who's been lied to. What she thinks is "quantum physics" is actually just meaningless quackery that people who write new-age self-help books try to pass off as profound. And I thought I was going to learn some cool #### and have someone to talk with cool #### about.
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Old 05-14-2019, 11:19 PM   #5846
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... Neither? She's just apparently into utter nonsense that sells itself to credulous people as having a basis in science. She's the one who's been lied to. What she thinks is "quantum physics" is actually just meaningless quackery that people who write new-age self-help books try to pass off as profound. And I thought I was going to learn some cool #### and have someone to talk with cool #### about.
This is vague. I would like to know what it is that she purports to be interested in, that she calls quantum physics, but isn't. Does she think that astrology is quantum physics or something? Who goes around calling some other field of study quantum physics if it isn't? What is this rant about?
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This is vague. I would like to know what it is that she purports to be interested in, that she calls quantum physics, but isn't. Does she think that astrology is quantum physics or something? Who goes around calling some other field of study quantum physics if it isn't? What is this rant about?
I tried to find a website to explain, and helpfully, there is a wikipedia article.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_mysticism

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In contrast to the mysticism of the early twentieth century, today quantum mysticism typically refers to its New Age incarnation that combines ancient mysticism with quantum mechanics. Called a pseudoscience and a "hijacking" of quantum physics, it draws upon "coincidental similarities of language rather than genuine connections" to quantum mechanics. Physicist Murray Gell-Mann coined the phrase "quantum flapdoodle" to refer to the misuse and misapplication of quantum physics to other topics.
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I'm just happy to learn that the term "quantum flapdoodle" has been coined.
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Getting to know this girl, everything's going well, making each other laugh, she seems into me. Says she's really interested in quantum physics. Really? Awesome, that's cool, I actually have a sort of layman's interest in it as well, having read Max Tegmark and some other stuff along those lines, it's fun to think about what might be. Getting excited by the prospect of dating someone who has unique and different interests and having some fun conversation topics to get into.

Yeah, so... nope.

Today I learned that pseudo-scientific woo peddlers have appropriated the term "quantum physics" in an effort to lend credibility to their snake oil. Was I the only one who missed this? #### that's irritating. I mean, I don't even mind if these con artists make up their own terms or catchphrases, but quantum physics is an actual field of knowledge and you're polluting it with wish-thinking crap that couldn't be less scientific if it tried.

My jimmies are extremely rustled and I'm bitterly disappointed.
http://wisdomofchopra.com

"Greatness shapes infinite abstract beauty"

"A single particle is a modality of unbridled knowledge"

In all seriousness though, some of my best friends and people I love the most are deep into the woo - herbalists, astrology, acupuncture, flat earther.

They have other qualities I respect and appreciate.
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You just have to add Quantum to a supplement to make it sound like it works.
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"Greatness shapes infinite abstract beauty"

"A single particle is a modality of unbridled knowledge"
Chopra and that hot garbage "What The Bleep Do We Know?" movie bastardized "Quantum Physics" quite some time ago.
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Old 05-15-2019, 09:56 AM   #5852
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Shaw apparently has a direct pipeline to sell mining information to Facebook and Amazon. I checked the pricing on a turntable last night on my phone, and this morning every ad on facebook (using my desktop) is about turntables.

Also, who the hell on my network is searching for pingpong results? Every youtube advertisement is about amazing pingpong events.
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Shaw apparently has a direct pipeline to sell mining information to Facebook and Amazon. I checked the pricing on a turntable last night on my phone, and this morning every ad on facebook (using my desktop) is about turntables.

Also, who the hell on my network is searching for pingpong results? Every youtube advertisement is about amazing pingpong events.
Probably Google rather than Shaw, no?
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Also, having your Google/Gmail account signed into your browser on Chrome on both mobile/desktop ensures that your searches on one affect advertising on the other, and vice versa.
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I think an army of White Anglo-Saxon Protestants might be a hate crime.
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I think an army of White Anglo-Saxon Protestants might be a hate crime.
Are you calling the United States military a hate crime?
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Are you calling the United States military a hate crime?
Well......I'm not not calling the United States Military a Hate Crime.
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Are you calling the United States military a hate crime?
At the risk of going OT this would say otherwise. Nearly half the enlisted personnel in the US military are visible minority. No breakdown of the officer corps however.

https://www.cfr.org/article/demographics-us-military
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At the risk of going OT this would say otherwise. Nearly half the enlisted personnel in the US military are visible minority. No breakdown of the officer corps however.

https://www.cfr.org/article/demographics-us-military
Huh what do you know. Looks like I should have used the Canadian military for my half assed joke. *The More You Know Star Streaks Across the Post*

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How many people here get eye floaters? I just started getting them a few years ago and quite frankly I hate them. The eye doctor tells me it's normal but over the past 6 months twice I've had something different where one of my eyes has this condition where it looks like water us running down my eye and everything is blurry. Lasts from 5 to 15 minutes and it's kind of disorienting then it just goes away. The first time it happened I freaked out and went immediately to the eye doctor who ran all the tests and my eyes checked out good so this is just some weird thing about getting old. Happened again today and grinds my gears nonetheless.
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