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Without misconceptions there can be little humour - except of the slapstick kind.
There is a time for humour and a time for serious discussion.

Those whom the Gods wish to destroy They first make mad. -- Euripides
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Nov 22nd, 2006 at 10:18:36 AM EST
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I must disagree.

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by Sven Triloqvist on Wed Nov 22nd, 2006 at 04:37:03 PM EST
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Is there a time for discussions where misconceptions are to be avoided?

Those whom the Gods wish to destroy They first make mad. -- Euripides
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Nov 22nd, 2006 at 04:45:13 PM EST
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Not unless you have a lifetime, and we can meet regularly in art galleries ;-)

We are born with mostly noise and very little signal. The most we can hope to achieve is the S-N performance of analogue soundmixers. Our 'circuitry' adds a hell of a lot of noise because it is a function of neural connections.

And don't go saying that digital systems can achieve greater S-N ratios, because they only do that by slicing up time into boxes and fooling the mind in the same way as the phenomenon of Persistence of Vision fools the relevant parts of the 36 (odd) visual projection systems in the brain that we know about.

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by Sven Triloqvist on Wed Nov 22nd, 2006 at 04:55:40 PM EST
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