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Messages - Nephew Twiddleton

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Apple Talk / Re: WOMP-ertainment
« on: February 01, 2018, 03:13:40 am »
WOMP IT, SPAGS!!!

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Apple Talk / Re: WOMP-ertainment
« on: February 01, 2018, 03:13:09 am »
Test

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Apple Talk / Re: The Compleat Billy Chronicles (thanks to Zenpatista)
« on: February 01, 2018, 01:39:58 am »
So that damned underwater spring found it's way to the surface again, right in the middle of an intersection.  It's also come up at an angle, so the water is welling up through the blacktop and running uphill for a short distance, and then down the storm drain.

*watching water run uphill*

Nick:  "What the hell?"

Billy:  "Get used to it.  You work for Dok now, and that's how things are.  Remind me to tell you about the haunted water tank."

Me: "Remind me to tell you both about the robot fucker."

Nick:  "..."

Billy:  "You're not even kidding, are you?"

Me:  "This is all normal, kids."

 :lulz:

The robot fucker was at the observatory, right?

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The only way to ensure all races to be preserved is for everyone to be a little bit of everything

And the only way to permanently eliminate racial strife is to eliminate the false idol of racial purity once and for all.

I will, however, admit that it was a bit hypocritical for me to be talking about this while still criticizing other people's pipe dreams.

Why should races be "preserved"? People reproduce with people they want to reproduce with. People who don't want to reproduce, don't.

You can eliminate the false idol of racial purity by teaching people not to be dumbasses and helping them escape their dumbassery.

You're advocating for eugenics and using a stupid justification for it. Just stop killing people and let them have sex with people who reciprocate that particular desire.

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Apple Talk / Re: Sooooooo...
« on: January 31, 2018, 06:08:01 pm »
Jesus had some pretty explicit anti-divorce shit I am not here for.

If memory serves (and I could well be wrong), the rationale behind the anti-divorce stuff is because of the societal realities of that time, place, and culture, where by and large men would initiate divorce and the divorced women would end up destitute and homeless. It seems fucked up from our perspective but put in context, it was more a way to prevent women from getting fucked over by dudes who wanted to trade in for something newer.

couldn't he have just said "don't be assholes to divorced women" ?

That would be the preferred way to go about it, of course

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Would what Shandor suggests even result in a single race? With the distance involved across the globe, along with certain areas being less accessible wouldn’t there always be certain variations?

Yep. Some people would still be lighter skinned, some people would still be darker skinned.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« on: January 31, 2018, 06:00:30 pm »
I taught me first lab section yesterday

Oh right. In my absence I graduated college, got into grad school, got engaged, got laid off the week before school but that's ok because they're giving me great severance, school's paying me better and I'm too busy regardless

Also, he's playing bass in a pretty great protest band.

 8)

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« on: January 31, 2018, 11:38:11 am »
I've started writing again and it feels really goddam good.

And me and the wife are looking at buying a place. So... things.

What are you working on?

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« on: January 31, 2018, 11:37:27 am »
I taught me first lab section yesterday

Oh right. In my absence I graduated college, got into grad school, got engaged, got laid off the week before school but that's ok because they're giving me great severance, school's paying me better and I'm too busy regardless

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« on: January 31, 2018, 11:35:11 am »
Jeez Faust, he's a double amputee.  He's going to need assistance to get down off that soapbox.

Tell him to call his carer to help him down off that soapbox.

Whenever Cain gets horrible I feel as if I have been demoted from "Jesus" to "John the Baptist."

 :lulz:

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Apple Talk / Re: Sooooooo...
« on: January 31, 2018, 11:31:46 am »
I figured if I end up joining a church again it would probably be UU. I might be getting married in a UU church. We booked something else but Villager is entertaining the idea

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Hi! I'm mortality, nice to meet you.
« on: January 30, 2018, 02:12:07 pm »
 :lulz:

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High Weirdness / Re: Chicken grows face of dinosaur
« on: January 28, 2018, 04:37:04 pm »
I think they'd have a lot less problems if they stopped calling it a chicken.


kind of a 'ship of theseus' question here - how much DNA can you swap out and still call it a chicken?



but I guess we want gene-hacked people to still be human, so maybe it's better to think of it as a mutant-chicken than as something new

learning important lessons from prometheus here

It comes down to "what is the essential object of a chicken?"  The purpose of a chicken is to be fried and eaten.  Can this monster chicken be eaten?  If it can, then it is a chicken with dentures.  If it cannot, then it is an abomination that should be released into the MBTA station at 5 PM.

I approve of this!

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High Weirdness / Re: Chicken grows face of dinosaur
« on: January 28, 2018, 04:36:16 pm »
I think they'd have a lot less problems if they stopped calling it a chicken.


kind of a 'ship of theseus' question here - how much DNA can you swap out and still call it a chicken?



but I guess we want gene-hacked people to still be human, so maybe it's better to think of it as a mutant-chicken than as something new

learning important lessons from prometheus here

If it is still interfertile with chickens and the resulting offspring are also capable of breeding with chickens, it's a chicken under Biological Species Concept.

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High Weirdness / Re: Chicken grows face of dinosaur
« on: January 28, 2018, 04:33:02 pm »
Why do they need "ethical approval" to hatch it? In general it's always more ethical to nurture an organism than to destroy it, with the only clear exceptions being pathogenic organisms, parasites, and fascists.

Yes, in general. That's the key phrase there. This doesn't fall under general, this is an unusual.

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