# You ain't nothing but a hound cat.

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Andrew Everard wrote:
What you want to be doesn't come into it, as to allow it to do so would give rise to expectation bias, and could lead to you thinking you were a dog when in fact you were a goldfish.

The dog is either there or it isn't – that's how dogs work, and anyone who can't see that is simple.

What about Evelyn, a modified dog?

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Both hound dogs and hound cats exist simultaneously.

The "cat state" is the special entanglement of qubits wherein the qubits are in an equal superposition of all being 0 and all being 1; e.g.,

$| \psi \rangle = \frac{1}{\sqrt{2}} \bigg( | 00...0 \rangle + |11...1 \rangle \bigg)$
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I'm just glad we're talking about dogs, where it's all very simple.  Remove the lead, and the dog is gone (IME).

If we were talking about cats, we might find - as Schrödinger did - that the cat is both there and not there at the same time...

EDIT - I am liking paradiziac's work on this subject.  Paradiziac, are you saying that dependent on quantum observational state, a hound may be both a cat and a dog simultaneously?  Interesting theory...

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The cat and dog outside looked from paradiziac to JD, and from JD to paradiziac, and from paradiziac to JD again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.

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John Duncan wrote:

EDIT - I am liking paradiziac's work on this subject.  Paradiziac, are you saying that dependent on quantum observational state, a hound may be both a cat and a dog simultaneously?  Interesting theory...

Actually I haven't got the foggiest what I'm talking about.

I just read it somewhere on the internet and I'm repeating it here for something to do.

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John Duncan wrote:

I'm just glad we're talking about dogs, where it's all very simple.  Remove the lead, and the dog is gone (IME).

If we were talking about cats, we might find - as Schrödinger did - that the cat is both there and not there at the same time...

EDIT - I am liking paradiziac's work on this subject.  Paradiziac, are you saying that dependent on quantum observational state, a hound may be both a cat and a dog simultaneously?  Interesting theory...

Logic can be a bi!ch (queen) sometimes.

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John Duncan wrote:

EDIT - I am liking paradiziac's work on this subject.  Paradiziac, are you saying that dependent on quantum observational state, a hound may be both a cat and a dog simultaneously?  Interesting theory...

Actually I haven't got the foggiest what I'm talking about.

I just read it somewhere on the internet and I'm repeating it here for something to do.

Now why does that sound familiar...?

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Interestingly, you put a comma in, ie "You ain't nothing but a hound, dog" and the meaning changes.  Or does it.  Could the wrong cable introduce a comma?

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MajorFubar wrote:

Interestingly, you put a comma in, ie "You ain't nothing but a hound, dog" and the meaning changes.  Or does it.  Could the wrong cable introduce a comma?

Maybe the comma is after 'nothing', and he's derisively addressing Mr Butter Hound Dog.

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This all seems pretty simple to me. If you use a digital cable you will always get a dog and because it's digital information it doesn't change so you will always get exactly the same dog. This is because the digital information passed through a digital cable will always stay exactly the same.

If the digital cable is faulty you may get a dropout which means that there'll be no dog but you still wouldn't get a cat. If the digital signal gets corrupt you will hear a hissing noise to which sounds a bit like an angry cat but we all know that this is not really a cat.

Now if you were to use an analogue cable there should still be a dog because the information still get's through mostly intact. But because analogue cables can distort the signal a little bit you might mistake the breed of the dog for another breed that is similar but I very much doubt that you would get a cat instead of a dog.

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Yep, he's flipped.

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steve_1979 wrote:

This all seems pretty simple to me. If you use a digital cable you will always get a dog and because it's digital information it doesn't change so you will always get exactly the same dog. This is because the digital information passed through a digital cable will always stay exactly the same.

If the digital cable is faulty you may get a dropout which means that there'll be no dog but you still wouldn't get a cat. If the digital signal gets corrupt you will hear a hissing noise to which sounds a bit like an angry cat but we all know that this is not really a cat.

Now if you were to use an analogue cable there should still be a dog because the information still get's through mostly intact. But because analogue cables can distort the signal a little bit you might mistake the breed of the dog for another breed that is similar but I very much doubt that you would get a cat instead of a dog.

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Must be a quiet day at the other place.

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Oh come on. You know it makes perfect sense really.

Doesn't it?....

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