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Forum: Techno-Babble 02 December 2016, 09:47 PM
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Posted By Errata
Nope, you have to overlook crucial details to...

Nope, you have to overlook crucial details to arrive at the idea that this is random. There's nothing random unless you choose to make it random. It's a result of decisions, not odds. There's no...
Forum: Techno-Babble 01 December 2016, 11:43 PM
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Posted By Errata
That raises difficult existential questions that...

That raises difficult existential questions that people would debate along similar lines as the original problem. By making it only an approximation rather than a form of consciousness, it skirts...
Forum: Techno-Babble 30 November 2016, 06:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 26,183
Posted By Errata
Maybe you're replying to the earlier discussion...

Maybe you're replying to the earlier discussion about changing the amounts. But if you're replying to the one right before yours, that's not changing the problem. By "discretely", I meant you don't...
Forum: Techno-Babble 30 November 2016, 09:44 AM
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Posted By Errata
The first would violate physics we we understand...

The first would violate physics we we understand it, but the being might have a different understanding of physics.

The second we don't understand well enough to say with certainty one way or the...
Forum: Techno-Babble 29 November 2016, 05:01 PM
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Posted By Errata
If your choice were genuinely unpredictable, then...

If your choice were genuinely unpredictable, then it's basically 50/50 odds what you would pick. Which would suggest that the superintelligent being might have a 50% chance of putting no money in...
Forum: Techno-Babble 28 November 2016, 11:59 PM
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Posted By Errata
I would take B only. Just putting that out...

I would take B only.

Just putting that out there, since I know the SIB will have read this when making their prediction.

I would not try to fool a being of incomprehensible power with...
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