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“Do you know my dog’s name?” “Cerberus,” I said promptly. “But everyone knows that.” “Do you know what it means?” I opened my mouth and closed it again. I shook my head. “It is from an ancient word, kerberos. It means ‘spotted.’” I blinked. “You’re a genuine Greek god. You’re the Lord of the Underworld. And . . . you named your dog Spot?” “Who’s a good dog?” Hades said, scratching the third head behind the ears, and making the beast’s mouth drop open in a doggy grin. “Spot is. Yes, he is.”

Jim Butcher, Skin Game

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On 6/2/2023 at 8:59 PM, Old Man said:

"Stones of Significance" probably, but Brin has written a lot about simulations and the singularity.  Also look for "Reality Check" which is a quick read.


The movie The 13th Floor covers a similar topic.


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13 hours ago, mattingly said:


The movie The 13th Floor covers a similar topic.



I recall some doofus claiming that the odds were nearly certain we were a simulation because there were so many simulations in a chain like that.  He failed to consider that the original hardware would have to be running both the simulation and the simulation of the simulation, and the simulation of the simulation of the simulation and so forth.  So, obviously it would crash as the process multiplied beyond it's capacity.  

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On 6/4/2023 at 11:38 AM, Logan D. Hurricanes said:



So... before my wife and I had any kids, I told her that I wanted to name our first-born son after my father and her father, as that was how I was named (after my two grandfathers).  Thus, if we had a son, his first and middle names would be William James.  


Fast forward a few years... we have two kids, both girls.  I'm happy to have them, not disappointed at all at not having a son.  But the story of our "son's" name does get told to the girls at some point.


Fast forward many more years, and my now-adult daughters tell me that back in middle school and high school they had an imaginary big brother, of course named William James.  They even told their friends and classmates about him - how my wife and I were somehow upset that he joined the military (which also explained his absence from our home), and that we didn't have any pictures on display of him because we were so worried about him and didn't want constant reminders.

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