Thursday, November 20, 2008

Test Your Survival Skills

From Brandon:

I could survive for 1 minute, 22 seconds chained to a bunk bed with a velociraptor

Created by Bunk


posted by Fido the Yak at 4:22 PM.


Anonymous Anonymous said...


November 20, 2008 5:04 PM  
Blogger Fido the Yak said...

Did you pick the top bunk, the bottom bunk or the floor?

November 20, 2008 7:18 PM  
Blogger pensum said...

"Just plain silly" indeed, but i'm happy to report that i lasted what i imagine would be the most exhilarating 1min 28secs of my life. (standing on the ground whenever possible)

November 21, 2008 7:40 AM  
Blogger Fido the Yak said...

When I have fears that I may cease to be. . . . What I wouldn't give now for just six more seconds.

November 21, 2008 10:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



a few more extracts from Palindrome:

Below it will become clear that, because efficient causation is unique, extramentalities cannot originate in any “prejudice of the (external) world”; specifically that, on the recognition of other experiencing sources of real actions, any difference vanishes between conceiving the finite experiencer’s knowledge, descriptive of this physical universe, as notices of an intramentally projected screenplay “movie” (not wholly unlike a dream) and as notices of true extramentalities, because the requisite causal graining fractures the “gnoseocapsule.” Now let us cast a glimpse on the facts which, once one grows, one finds first; the “bedrocks,” or extramental findings of the most general and basic nature that are discovered by natural science and, remarkably, share some characteristics with circumstanced persons. These facts are fields and their actions.

this bit from the 'long version':

Screens have often worked in brain-mind models as instruments to predicationally tailor a distinctionally posited reality whose unique change is alteration and where waitings are sheer hermeneusis, but such a scenario is untenable. Observation includes the observer’s own causation while architectures of forms exclude it. If the said “intramental movie” were a cinematographic creation or videogame, its totalness or literary sufficiency would be anything but enough to account for observation: contents’ architecture does not suffice. Upon their effects, foreign efficient causation and foreign freedom must be included. If one wishes to suppose that one’s mental contents make a falsehood, yet this fictioneering cannot be absolutely illusive or “creative”: it must also respond with almost-infinitesimal graininess of productive detail. It must be so much detailed – down to microphysics – that its contents reciprocally chain causally, and their causal links are enacted through the same univocal, productive and effi­cient causation which the circumstanced persons experience in operating with their objects or mental contents, described after having discounted the involved relativistic transframing. But efficient causation cannot be faked. This is a non-simulable causation that operates in the delays with which the released pendulums and all other accelerations comply; around the impotency to activate neighbours’ limbs and intentions; over all feasibilities, allowances, resiliences and disabilities for accomplishing actions and movements with the available body and its accoutrements – those actions include doubting oneself’s reality – and their respective delays."

i picked the floor

November 26, 2008 12:43 AM  
Blogger Fido the Yak said...

Hi, Paul! Long time no see. Just wrapped up Thanksgiving travels, read two books I'll be blogging about when I get back from another trip we're taking to Portland. (We leave tomorrow.)

November 29, 2008 8:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i lasted 1 min 54 hawk

May 27, 2009 9:46 AM  

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