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End of the world - Julia Gillard
RUSTA
Brisbane, Queensland
321 posts


Mock announcement on Triple J

Pretty cool of her to do this.

11:44am 06/12/12 Permalink
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greazy
Brisbane, Queensland
5614 posts
Hahaha Q&A comment was great.
11:55am 06/12/12 Permalink
Zakson
Gold Coast, Queensland
305 posts
Good to see she finished running the country and had time for such an awesome announcement.
12:00pm 06/12/12 Permalink
Mantorok
Brisbane, Queensland
6693 posts
Good to see she finished running the country and had time for such an awesome announcement.
Oh no! Our current PM did something in their free time, just like every other PM would. There's no more parliamentary sittings for the year, so any PM would have an increased amount of free time at this point of the year.
12:14pm 06/12/12 Permalink
Nerf Lord
Brisbane, Queensland
6930 posts
12:19pm 06/12/12 Permalink
Trauma
Melbourne, Victoria
3006 posts
lol +1 ranga.
12:20pm 06/12/12 Permalink
Scooter
Brisbane, Queensland
6107 posts
Yeah, I don't get the 'She shouldn't have time' calls. Being a PM is a f*****g job, not your entire life.
12:26pm 06/12/12 Permalink
thermite
Brisbane, Queensland
10548 posts
she's not funny and listening to her voice is just irritating
12:26pm 06/12/12 Permalink
skythra
Brisbane, Queensland
6261 posts
I thought it was shockingly funny, it wasn't that the words were that funny or clever, but the surprise that she did it made me lol. I don't think any different of her as a PM but i did appreciate the humor.

I loled at the k-pop reference :)

Edit: i didn't laugh at work watching it, only while i was in my car alone driving to work while listening to JJJ this morning. laughing at a gillard joke in public is humiliating!
12:32pm 06/12/12 Permalink
Reverend Evil™
Wynnum, Queensland
21111 posts
Yeah, her voice is just terrible.

12:37pm 06/12/12 Permalink
HurricaneJim
Brisbane, Queensland
1272 posts
Which "End of the World" is this, can't be the Mayan one because that happened back in March..
01:10pm 06/12/12 Permalink
BoDGie
Brisbane, Queensland
603 posts
01:36pm 06/12/12 Permalink
greazy
Brisbane, Queensland
5616 posts
01:38pm 06/12/12 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
16305 posts
21st of december is the mayan one:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_phenomenon
02:03pm 06/12/12 Permalink
carson
Gippsland, Victoria
1690 posts
I heard the 21st of December is the Mayan one.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_phenomenon
02:16pm 06/12/12 Permalink
HurricaneJim
Brisbane, Queensland
1274 posts
Mayan one is 21st December

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_phenomenon
The 21st Dec one:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_phenomenon
21st of december is the mayan one:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_phenomenon
I heard the 21st of December is the Mayan one.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_phenomenon


OMG all four of you quoted wiki!!!!!

BTW Dr Karl says you're all full of s***.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-11-04/doomsday-pediction-for-xmas/4351808
05:39pm 06/12/12 Permalink
mental
Brisbane, Queensland
3681 posts
I've had rem stuck in my head since this end of the world s*** started. I sing it in my sleep, hum it while s***ting, do the awkward little dance while waiting for the bus and f*** in time to its beat. Help. Help me.
05:49pm 06/12/12 Permalink
DeadlyDav0
Brisbane, Queensland
3230 posts
Dec 21 IIRC
05:49pm 06/12/12 Permalink
Insom
Canada
4147 posts
Mayan one is December 22nd

edit: 21st
06:32pm 06/12/12 Permalink
sLaps_Forehead
Brisbane, Queensland
6196 posts
I'd still hit it


... from behind.
06:49pm 06/12/12 Permalink
crazymorton
Brisbane, Queensland
3648 posts
ha ha Julia nice work.

anyone know when the Mayan end of world is?
07:13pm 06/12/12 Permalink
copuis
Brisbane, Queensland
3492 posts
I'd still hit it


... from behind.



like you could miss, that arse is like a target at a shooting range, larger than everything around it, and round
07:20pm 06/12/12 Permalink
sLaps_Forehead
Brisbane, Queensland
6197 posts
^

Little in the middle but she got much back


07:40pm 06/12/12 Permalink
mooby
Brisbane, Queensland
6222 posts
Dr Karl, also on triple j, is saying the mayan 22 dec is wrong, due to how we have modified dates over time. So its actually tomorrow.
08:22pm 06/12/12 Permalink
copuis
Brisbane, Queensland
3493 posts
Dr Karl, also on triple j, is saying the mayan 22 dec is wrong, due to how we have modified dates over time. So its actually tomorrow.



you know that it is because that is the last show for triple J breakfast right?

it is called a stunt
08:35pm 06/12/12 Permalink
carson
Gippsland, Victoria
1692 posts
I would like to hear from Faceman.
08:40pm 06/12/12 Permalink
HERMITech
Brisbane, Queensland
8062 posts
Faceman can't answer right now, he's off doing a last minute stocktake of his supplies
08:59pm 06/12/12 Permalink
Dazhel
Gold Coast, Queensland
5477 posts
The great Pyramid Clock is to come full circle.
21st of December 2012


When the moon is in the seventh house and Jupiter aligns with Mars;
then peace will guide the planets and love will steer the stars!
09:51pm 06/12/12 Permalink
Superform
Netherlands
7608 posts
faceman dont make me bust out my red marker...
06:24am 07/12/12 Permalink
dranged
Melbourne, Victoria
2056 posts
This is just a dry run for her crowning achievement
07:29am 07/12/12 Permalink
Dazhel
Gold Coast, Queensland
5479 posts
10:53am 07/12/12 Permalink
ara
Sydney, New South Wales
3549 posts
The great Pyramid Clock is to come full circle.
21st of December 2012

http://blog.world-mysteries.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/2012_planets_Giza.jpg

Expect Them.


http://blog.world-mysteries.com/science/planetary-alignment-on-dec-3-2012-confirmed/

The caption for that picture is from that website is
Planetary alignment that will take place Dec 3, 2012 is dead-on alignment with the Pyramids at Giza.


so not the 21st. faceman you are out facemaning yourself.
12:29pm 07/12/12 Permalink
FaceMan
Brisbane, Queensland
9635 posts
The period is between those two dates.
The procession of the equinoxes.

7:30 into this video describes the clock




4:15 into this video




It doesnt give an exact date but its a series of events that take place in the sky, the stars alligning. Its interesting that The Mayans made note of a similar time.
How could they both have known this ?

Where did that knowledge come from ?
Did another race leave a message for us of when they might return ?
Why build a clock that describes a time 12 000 years from when it was built ?

I dont think its any kind of Apocalypse but something important is about to happen. Someone wanted to make sure we knew that this time was approaching.
01:19pm 07/12/12 Permalink
BOHEMION
Brisbane, Queensland
556 posts
^^^ Geeze Rusta! Now look what you have started
02:30pm 07/12/12 Permalink
infi
Brisbane, Queensland
19307 posts
haha dahzel
03:56pm 07/12/12 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
34683 posts
i dont get it dahzel
05:13pm 07/12/12 Permalink
Jim
UK
13145 posts
still expecting them
04:51am 23/12/12 Permalink
Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
21052 posts
ok so when do the alien overlords get here? I know some people who deserve a good probing.
08:25am 23/12/12 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
34805 posts
i hope its me!
09:05am 23/12/12 Permalink
Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
21053 posts
only if you don't buy my corolla spook
09:25am 23/12/12 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
34806 posts
ive already got a corolla! although i mite have to get rid of it, the indicators dont work, and that sounds expensive to fix.
09:38am 23/12/12 Permalink
DK
Brisbane, Queensland
790 posts
Dr Karl is retarded btw. According to him "when you boil a cup of coffee it weights more"
09:41am 23/12/12 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
13212 posts
Faceman, if nothing happens can you please accept that your brain has a malfunctioning reasoning mechanism that is making it far too easy for unrelated entities to seem explicitly related?

edit: ^^ Sounds a little like schizophrenia haha
09:47am 23/12/12 Permalink
Nerf Lord
Brisbane, Queensland
7069 posts
Faceman, if nothing happens can you please accept that your brain has a malfunctioning reasoning mechanism that is making it far too easy for unrelated entities to seem explicitly related?

edit: ^^ Sounds a little like schizophrenia haha


I'm not sure if this guy's evolutionary psychology claims are actually credible, but it's a fun suspiciously easy to understand explanation.

11:53am 23/12/12 Permalink
FaceMan
Brisbane, Queensland
9698 posts
One of the more interesting sites i visit online is
http://copycateffect.blogspot.com.au/

The twilight language explores hidden meanings and synchromystic connections via onomatology (study of names) and toponymy (study of place names). This blog further investigates "name games" and "number coincidences" found in news and history. Examinations are also found in my book The Copycat Effect


Patterns that seem connected or driven by an unseen hand.
Often similar patterns have been played out in History and they will appear after symbolic events. Many superstitions begin this way.
12:03pm 23/12/12 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
13213 posts
Cheers Nerf. I once read a research paper that indicated marijuana use increased the chances of incorrectly connecting two unrelated pieces of information, hence conspiracy belief is seemingly higher among pot users than not. As the above video seemed to have sourced.
12:52pm 23/12/12 Permalink
FaceMan
Brisbane, Queensland
9699 posts
Many great discoveries though our history have come from Drug experiences.
Why do egotistical Intellectuals spend so much time trying to describe how advanced they are ? most come off as Wankers.

But i would agree that Humans are hard-wired for superstition.
Its prolly some kind of survival technique built in to our Evolution.
We dont all want to end up like Vulcans do we ?
01:28pm 23/12/12 Permalink
PornoPete
UK
802 posts
I must admit that I am increasingly suspicious of anyone who says this bit of the Brain does x y or z.

But cheers Nerf he seems to be on some sort of track that is not complete bulls***.
02:19pm 23/12/12 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
34808 posts
I must admit that I am increasingly suspicious of anyone who says this bit of the Brain does x y or z.


you dont believe certain sections of the brain are responsible for specific functions?
02:57pm 23/12/12 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
17616 posts
you dont believe certain sections of the brain are responsible for specific functions?


i'd say he's fried a few too many sections of his brain
03:10pm 23/12/12 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
34809 posts
apparently the human brain is pretty resilient!
04:43pm 23/12/12 Permalink
PornoPete
UK
803 posts
you dont believe certain sections of the brain are responsible for specific functions?


No not really. Or at least I don't trust someone who backs a sociological argument up on the basis of it.

I read this recently which more or less stated exactly that. Saying particular bits of the brain a responsible certain bits of our consciousness is almost always wrong.

The mapping of the human mind a science is in such a state of infancy that any statements about it at the moment will almost certainly turn out to be wrong.

I am sure we can identify certain bits quite accurately, in so far as they are clearly distinct from some other part physiologically, but the part of the brain responsible for fight or flight? yeah not convinced.
05:56pm 23/12/12 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
21985 posts
So that article is written by a psychologist, and cites a book written by another psychologist and two books by philosophers. Now correct me if I am wrong, but psychologist's aren't to be considered any sort of authority on the inner physical workings of the brain right? I know for sure philosophers aren't - their inclusion in the article makes the whole thing sound dodgy to me. I mean seriously, philosophers talking about science? heh

The whole thing was full of amazon links to people's books and just sounded like a whole pile of bunk to me. They had a couple of links to rather long looking papers (I really don't care enough to read them) that the author obviously thought could be summed up in one hyperlinked sentence. Does anyone care enough to read those and could they post the results here? I highly doubt it :P
06:57pm 23/12/12 Permalink
PornoPete
UK
804 posts
The reverse of your argument can quite easily be made fpot. Neuroscientists aren't experts on the higher socially or survival aware mind so what right do they have to comment?

The images they produce are of very questionable meaning, much less unambiguous meaning.

Here is an example of why am distrustful:


That guy is clearly a charlatan, but apparently Neuroscience supports his position.

Moreover why exactly shouldn't philosophers comment on science? Philosophy is important to interpreting data and we have clear philosophical principles for organizing our data. Occham's razor jumps to mind, be hard to find a less scientific chap who has contributed more to science.
07:15pm 23/12/12 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
21987 posts
That's true and I see your point. I really gotta say that the the biggest concern I have over that article are the amount of amazon links contained in it. When I have time I'll watch the video and have a bit of a read because I always thought that different parts of the brain performing certain functions was pretty well established. Just the other day I read somewhere that a certain part of the human brain (I forget which) is much larger and more active than its counterpart in the chimpanzee, which lends us our superior problem-solving/reasoning ability. A quick google says it's the frontal lobe.

Is this what you are disputing or are you talking more about the brains inner-workings on a sociological level?
07:32pm 23/12/12 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
13277 posts
I've had neurologists predict the location of brain lesions based on symptoms that subsequently showed up on MRI.

its kind of freaky to really understand that you are just a collection of neurons doing their job.
08:06pm 23/12/12 Permalink
PornoPete
UK
805 posts
I have no problem with Neuroscience, and it is clearly making powerful insights, however as far as a map of the brain is concerned, the science is so young that the lesson you posted fpot will almost certainly be different in five years time.

But mostly I take exception to the second part of your sentence. Sociological inference based on Neuroscience I think is laughable, and I notice it is almost never preeminent people in the field making the calls. It is nearly always someone from outside the field cherry picking.

its kind of freaky to really understand that you are just a collection of neurons doing their job.


This I have no problem with. I just question it when someone says, exactly these neurons and no others do x, y or z.
08:58pm 23/12/12 Permalink
Nerf Lord
Brisbane, Queensland
7071 posts
Now correct me if I am wrong, but psychologist's aren't to be considered any sort of authority on the inner physical workings of the brain right?

I just woke up so can't.. coherent this very well, but, from what I've gathered from Sparrow/Billy/& Co, there's psychiatrists and then there's psychologists (which are usually more about scientific research and in-depth understanding, rather than treatment), and then within psychology there's "hard science" researchers such as Sparrow/Billy/etc, who are actually looking at the workings of specific groups of neurons using scans and readouts and whatnot, rather than a sort of black box testing.

I've heard of parts of the brain being cut off and things still working or finding a new way, which kind of seems plausible from what I know of neural nets (maybe the brain uses neurons in a larger context which isn't region specific, but has it easier with a few areas pre-defined by evolutionary-selection which more readily get used for various tasks), but have also heard of parts of the brain being very attached to one job (e.g. the visual cortex).
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