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Random Babbling Thread 120

Discussion in 'Whatnots' started by dmc, Aug 4, 2015.

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    Well, yeah. I already have all that in real life. :whoa:
     
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    Why simulate misery in your sparse free time.
     
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    Taxes in an RPG would be a real bitch, though. Unless the taxation rules are much, much, much simpler than real life. Otherwise being in a relationship would be much simpler.
     
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    Not in my experience. But then I like numbers more than I like people.
     
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    Math is easy and straightforward. Taxes are very confusing numbers.
     
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    I think this might be the first time I consciously realized that Ice island is just Firewine Ruins with a few walls taken out.
     
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    I never actually go to that island anymore. Nor the werewolf island. There just isn't much worthwhile to get there.
     
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    World cup rugby has started.
     
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    As a CPA, I think this is a brilliant idea. I would love to pick up fantasy clients. :D
     
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    You're not qualified to do fantasy accounting. :p
     
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    That reminds me of this image :

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    Finally reached the next milestone in my NPC project. Only a few major hurdles left now.
     
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    If we are talking USA accounting it is all fantasy. My first page in my first course practically said that. Accounting is an art not a science. Especially tax accounts who have to deal with IRS which has no logic and where if you talk to five different agents you can get get six different opinions. I joke not I had that happen.

    ION: I just upgraded from Windows 7 to 10. Once I get things set my way I think I am going to really like it. It installed relatively quickly in my opinion and so far I have had no trouble although Steam seemed a bit annoyed but finally gave in.
     
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    Time travel—It always comes back to bite you in the ass.
     
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    Is there a story behind that statement?
     
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    Also, it should be qualified. If it's the unavoidable time travel like in Terminator, the time travel where time is fairly lenient about cause and effect like in Back to the Future, or if it's all just parallel universes, like in Dr. Who.
     
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    It's always wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey on TV/movies.
     
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    But we do time travel it just linear. Dr. Who doesn't time travel he just moves from one universe to another but is still linear. Traveling back in time creates a paradox sometimes a pair of ducs.Traveling forward in time could be very hazardous and confusing. Who knows what humans and their world might be like in the future.
     
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    Traveling forward in time—that is to say, faster than we do normally—is also physically possible and not too hard to achieve. Traveling backwards in time is not. While we are capable of extrapolating past events based on the current energy state of the universe, there is no actual record of the past, and even if there were, traveling backward in time would be like rewinding a VCR tape and expecting that part of the image won't change. If one could theoretically open some kind of bridge to the past, it would still be monumentally bad because the energy spilling back in time would in all likelihood create a feedback loop, much like on a microphone, and cause a catastrophic failure of some kind.

    But if we suspend the laws of physics for a bit and assume that those are not insurmountable obstacles because our current knowledge of the universe is limited at best, it's safe to assume that paradoxes are not a thing because time isn't linear—that's just a byproduct of our perception—and the multiverse is a closed system containing the entirety of space-time. It's just energy moving around and there's not a damn thing you can do to break it.
     

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