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    Default Tarmor's Terribly Tantalizing Tarasque Terrrifying Random Banter #234

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    Anyway, during my time off on Youtube, I feel very happy and more relax for my time. I'm glad that the pandemic has toned down a bit so I can go see the movie theater again.
    It's time to get my Magikarp on!

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    In regards to the memory problem of immortality... I do believe that the current theory is that memory is infintly compressible. Once you memorize something, you never forget it, you just need the right trigger to bring it out.

    But, since it's being compressed, it might not be 100% accurate.

    Also, very time you remember something it's like making a copy of a data file and then replacing the original with the copy, so if something goes wrong during the copy...

    Those are the current theories, as far as I am aware.

    So it's not that you'll inevitably stop memorizing things or start forgetting things as you experience new things, it's just... Eh.

    But yeah, that is a flaw that would need to be worked on in order to be truly immortal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rater202 View Post
    In regards to the memory problem of immortality... I do believe that the current theory is that memory is infintly compressible. Once you memorize something, you never forget it, you just need the right trigger to bring it out.

    But, since it's being compressed, it might not be 100% accurate.

    Also, very time you remember something it's like making a copy of a data file and then replacing the original with the copy, so if something goes wrong during the copy...

    Those are the current theories, as far as I am aware.

    So it's not that you'll inevitably stop memorizing things or start forgetting things as you experience new things, it's just... Eh.

    But yeah, that is a flaw that would need to be worked on in order to be truly immortal.
    I somewhat agree with you.
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    A few posts near the end of the previous thread mentioned... something that grows in bunches on a treelike plant that is, formally speaking, not an actually tree.

    I would appreciate if Rawhide or, potentially, another mod states (ideally with moderate-to-thorough detail, but any amount is fine) whether that... bit of produce is okay to discuss or not. I heard it wasn't, around when I first joined the forum, but nothing I read in the publicly-viewable version of the rules implies that it would be a problem. Now that people are discussing them once again, I would appreciate an explanation.
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    Also, I forgot to mention that my supervisor changes my days of work: which is Monday, Wednesday, and Friday but now is Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday starting this week.
    It's time to get my Magikarp on!

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    It turns out that a <REDACTED> is an easy act to follow, particularly when they do nearly all the work for you.

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    Upon consulting the forum's search-function, it appears that "banana" was being used as a stand-in for something that is actually a Forbidden Topic in exactly one thread from 2008, in part because of someone misreading a question about that topic in that thread's title.

    I could be mistaken about this. I would greatly appreciate confirmation via PM, ideally from Roland
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    Also, I forgot to mention that my supervisor changes my days of work: which is Monday, Wednesday, and Friday but now is Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday starting this week.
    Sounds like a win to me--you get four days straight to relax between work sessions!

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    Quote Originally Posted by factotum View Post
    Sounds like a win to me--you get four days straight to relax between work sessions!
    It is a huge win for me. I get four days straight to relax now.
    It's time to get my Magikarp on!

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    I'm strongly considering looking for a different job even though I've only been at my current one a little over 10 months.
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    I'm strongly considering looking for a different job even though I've only been at my current one a little over 10 months.
    There's nothing wrong with that. What might be keeping you from doing so and what do you want to gain ny switching jobs and/or employers?

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    I feel confident that this thread has a lower death rate than humanity.

    Honestly, even if you don't die of old age, you likely only have hundreds of years until you die rather than millions. I feel confident that the first ageless lobster is deadz as well as the first member of other unaging species.
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    How about the cheeky bastard that can nope out of old age?
    No known maximum lifespan yet, I think is the more accurate way to put it.
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    I feel confident that this thread has a lower death rate than humanity.

    Honestly, even if you don't die of old age, you likely only have hundreds of years until you die rather than millions. I feel confident that the first ageless lobster is deadz as well as the first member of other unaging species.
    I mean if that's your attitude then obviously you're not living forever.

    Beyond that, the existence of unaging animals is more of a "you don't have to die, there's no strict reason for it, your body just doesn't maintain itself well enough to last indefinitely" rather than a "it's definitely possible to live for countless eons, you guys."
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    So continuing from last time...

    Peelee, i know exactly how bad medical records can be. A couple towns over, some guy went to the hospital for some fairly mundane thing, checked in, everything normal... and they put him under and cut off his leg by mistake.

    The lesson here is to never go to the hospital in Reading.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keltest View Post
    So continuing from last time...

    Peelee, i know exactly how bad medical records can be. A couple towns over, some guy went to the hospital for some fairly mundane thing, checked in, everything normal... and they put him under and cut off his leg by mistake.

    The lesson here is to never go to the hospital in Reading.
    I don't deny that such a thing may have happened, particularly if the person in question had a common name so there may have been a similarly named patient who needed an amputation, but that's a very common urban legend...

    And also, I think an entry in Scary Stories To Tell in The Dark.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rater202 View Post
    I don't deny that such a thing may have happened, particularly if the person in question had a common name so there may have been a similarly named patient who needed an amputation, but that's a very common urban legend...

    And also, I think an entry in Scary Stories To Tell in The Dark.
    Probably true, and i'd wager its a lot more common an occurrence than we'd like to think. But also, ive been to Reading a couple times, so i stand by my claim. Dont go to the hospital in Reading.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keltest View Post
    So continuing from last time...

    Peelee, i know exactly how bad medical records can be. A couple towns over, some guy went to the hospital for some fairly mundane thing, checked in, everything normal... and they put him under and cut off his leg by mistake.

    The lesson here is to never go to the hospital in Reading.
    I was more referring to the lack of any centralized database. Mistakes happen, and while cutting off one leg when it should have been the other is quite the doozy, to put it mildly, if you live in Florida and go and vacation in Washington and happen to do into a coma, you're kind of up a creek without a paddle as far as who you're with being able to provide a comprehensive medical history goes.

    Of course, that would mean I'd have to get into my complaints about HIPAA, and I don't think anyone wants me to go there. Ever.
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    Probably true, and i'd wager its a lot more common an occurrence than we'd like to think. But also, ive been to Reading a couple times, so i stand by my claim. Dont go to the hospital in Reading.
    Also, in general, make sure to thoroughly read anything the doctors give you to read or sign and make sure they don't do anything for or too you before explaining what they're doing and getting your consent.

    If a doctor or other medical professional refuses to tell you what they want to do to you, refuse treatment. Request another doctor, go to another hospital if you have to. You can't trust a doctor who doesn't think it's worth it to tell you what he or she is planning to do to your body.

    Especially if they want to inject you with something. Amputation is extremely unlikely but a doctor or nurse accidentally giving you a shot of something you're allergic to because you have the same last name as another patient is much more likely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keltest View Post
    Probably true, and i'd wager its a lot more common an occurrence than we'd like to think. But also, ive been to Reading a couple times, so i stand by my claim. Dont go to the hospital in Reading.
    Are you talking about the Reading in England, or one of the others? I just want to be clear about this.

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    I mean if that's your attitude then obviously you're not living forever.
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    I wouldn't mind a few extra millennia first though. Dying eventually doesn't mean dying now.
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    Yep, I plan to escape from this universe into blissful nonexistence before Heat Death makes it a meaningless distinction with the choice between an excruciating transition or dying.

    I wouldn't mind a few extra millennia first though. Dying eventually doesn't mean dying now.
    Frankly, I'm not even sure I would like millennia. Society changes, man, imagine being the super bigoted person in the year 4545 when your beliefs were perfectly fine in 2525. If man has still survived.
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    Frankly, I'm not even sure I would like millennia. Society changes, man, imagine being the super bigoted person in the year 4545 when your beliefs were perfectly fine in 2525. If man has still survived.
    I mean, that's why you either adapt, or create a secret fortress and seclude yourself from the outside world.

    Though completely honest at the rate we're going I don't think that's gonna be an issue. It's gonna be more "ow to find people you can spend eternity with."
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    Are you talking about the Reading in England, or one of the others? I just want to be clear about this.
    Reading Pennsylvania. Like, beware hospitals in the middle of nowhere, US to begin with, but Reading as a town has a special reputation for being full of idiots. One of my friends went to a restaurant there once, and the waiter asked them how well done they wanted their veggie burger, and it took them like 10 minutes to understand that the question doesnt even make sense.
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    nothing I read in the publicly-viewable version of the rules implies that it would be a problem.
    There is no secret list of secret rules, if that's what you're implying.
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    Frankly, I'm not even sure I would like millennia. Society changes, man, imagine being the super bigoted person in the year 4545 when your beliefs were perfectly fine in 2525. If man has still survived.
    I see what you did there. Long time since I've heard that song and... I do not remember its name. Bugger.

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    I mean, that's why you either adapt, or create a secret fortress and seclude yourself from the outside world.

    Though completely honest at the rate we're going I don't think that's gonna be an issue. It's gonna be more "ow to find people you can spend eternity with."
    Humans are social animals, so seclusion is not going to be an option for the vast majority of people. If you're immortal or live a lot longer than everyone else you're going to have to come to terms with how every relationship is ultimately transitory. It's going to be a matter of finding people to spend a small sliver of eternity with, process their loss and then move on and find some people for the next sliver.

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    I see what you did there. Long time since I've heard that song and... I do not remember its name. Bugger.
    In the Year 2525. Great song, and I'm not ashamed I was only introduced to it by the Futurama parody.
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    Yeah, and if you're planning on going insane to help deal with seclusion and/or isolation then bare in mind you have no actual control over that. You could be drifting through space as dead stars turn to iron, perfectly sane for eternity.

    Or in other words, I'm relatively intraverted, and I spent most of lockdown messaging everybody I could because video games have become boring.
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