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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: ITT: Confess your WOO!
« on: Today at 07:52:00 pm »
I hate how people call it a paradox. There's fuck all paradoxical about it if you're prepared to entertain the notion that a half arsed calculation based on a bunch of wild assumptions might have been out by anything from 0 to a zillion

Techmology and Scientism / Re: Weekly Science Headlines
« on: Today at 07:39:42 pm »
Craig Venter hasn't shown up on any of my feeds for a while. Looks like he's been busy 3-d printing biology from his laptop.

If there is a pandemic, everyone around you is dying and you cannot go outdoors, you can download the vaccine in a couple of seconds from the internet, says Venter. A machine like this in hospitals, homes, and remote areas could revolutionize medicine.

Or Kill Me / Re: Look both ways before you cross
« on: Today at 02:29:26 pm »
I love Corbyn! Prick is a f'kin werewolf in sheep's clothing. Have a look at his appearances before and after the election. From mumbling history teacher to cocky demagogue in the space of a week. Flushed with success. Tripping on a sudden hit of power that spineless little wankers like that are in no way equipped to handle. In years to come that Glastonbury address could go down as the UK's Nuremberg Rally. There's a monster ready to eat this country and send us into civil war. Serious fun and profit up for grabs. Watch this space.

What I would be marginally more concerned about right now is a radicalised or unstable guy realising that he doesn't even have to rent a van or buy a knife anymore. A packet of matches is all that's needed. That's a significantly lower barrier to entry than making a bomb or renting a van.

Been patiently awaiting Great Fire of London II since I first heard it was the cladding. One might also take into consideration the prime motivator for these renovations in the first place, ie. cosmetic - important people in expensive buildings don't want tatty council housing spoiling their view and messing with their property valuations. Maybe safe materials are a bit uglier and hence the deciding factor?

David Lammy is suggesting there has been an effort to coverup or play down the number of deaths in Grenfell Towers, to avoid a public riot.  He may be right.

What's definitely a criminal conspiracy is how this cladding, despite being illegal, is so widespread in its usage.  Someone, somewhere, knows why this is the case.  It's not like all these companies independently decided to chance it with the regulations, all at once.  Someone said this was OK or said they wouldn't investigate.

Minitrue was sticking at 17 for the first day and (more than)17 for about the next two iirc. This was well past the point where it was common knowledge that there were at least 70 bodies lying on a slab somewhere. Huffpo mentioned that between 450-500 would require rehomed. Given that more than most of this number had burned to death, I wouldn't think that would have been a pressing concern.

Any word on the numbers yet or are we still sticking to the official - as many as two people with slightly singed eyebrows - line?

Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: ITT: Confess your WOO!
« on: Today at 08:44:15 am »
I'm pretty sure there is a preponderance of intelligent life in the universe. Probably miles in advance of us talking apes. I also have a sneaking suspicion that our nearest neighboring civilisation is a couple of trillion galaxies away and still bound by the speed of light.

Yay - our new national anthem is The Sash!  :lulz:

Off to google...

On the surface it seems innocuous enough but it's when yelled at catholics while you're stomping their face to keep time that it really comes into it's own. I'd advise any tourist visiting our fine nation to whistle this upon entering any pub. You'll either be bought a free drink or killed to death depending on the pub  :evil:

Techmology and Scientism / Re: Weekly Science Headlines
« on: Yesterday at 09:57:05 am »
Mind hacking gets an upgrade

the study offers new evidence that the neural dimensions of concept representation are universal across people and languages.

Ho ho ho! :evil:

Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: ITT: Confess your WOO!
« on: June 26, 2017, 04:14:24 pm »
I can't shake the simulation hypothesis. I don't believe it, on account of I'm physically incapable of believing anything but it does seem statistically most likely that we're in the matrix or, more precisely, we're in a Matrix within a Matrix, within a near infinite regression of matryoshka simluations.

I prefer science and technology to religion and superstition but, that said, if you really want to properly fuck with people's heads religion and superstition has the scientific method banged to rights

Yay - our new national anthem is The Sash!  :lulz:

Bring and Brag / Re: P3nT's Shoops
« on: June 26, 2017, 08:07:08 am »
Thanks Bobby. The more I practice the more I'm finding my eye getting dialled in. Borg Queen was a pretty awesome experience for me, the least amount of fiddling about with forms back and forward. I'm able to get a lot more right first try. Even a couple of weeks ago this would have taken three or four days. As it turned out this one was about 3hours. I pissed about with the paintjob more than the actual sculpt.

Some process wips.

First rough using an old anatomy study as a starting point. Mouth on the original was open so I had to redo the lower jaw and tweak the cheekbones and eye sockets to match the subject. Eyes haven't been touched at this point so that's why they look totally wrong.

Second session, concentrating on secondary forms, fixed the eyes and trying to push some expression in there. Was about this point I noticed one of my refs had a huge bulging cranium (must have been a post fx process - none of the others had this). Considered going in this direction but decided to stick with a slightly elongated normal size skull.

Third session, more detailing, added some pipes and metalwork and whatnot. More detailing. Normally buy now I'd still be fucking around trying to the nose the right shape or some other stupid bullshit.

Last session, adding the shoulders and funky glowing spinal column and she's good to go

And then about 3 hours yesterday fucking around with shaders and textures in blender. I hate this so much but the results are just about worth it.

Bring and Brag / Re: P3nT's Shoops
« on: June 25, 2017, 07:15:43 am »

Bring and Brag / Re: P3nT's Shoops
« on: June 23, 2017, 04:59:14 pm »

this is why i'm sincerely hoping we colonize a planet in my lifetime. It's the only semi-possible escape i can see from this madness.

If we can't get our shit together here, we won't be able to get our shit together anywhere else, either. I'm not sure what that would accomplish besides fucking up more planets (which aren't really even ours to fuck up in the first place).

Right now the human race is one Trump tweet away from a global extinction event. Continued existence of the human race (if you happen to be one of those weirdos who thinks it's something of intrinsic value) is wholly dependent on not having all our eggs in one basket.

Also, in the absence of any other claimant, the entire universe is ours to fuck up as we see fit.

If you're not one of the freaks who values our species then why the fuck would you value any species? Or universe? It's just a pile of crap, floating in space.

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