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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Schools now have M16s
« on: September 19, 2014, 09:59:55 pm »
Scots are way too busy shitting over Scotland to even consider taking you up on your generous offer

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Schools now have M16s
« on: September 19, 2014, 03:59:13 pm »
You know what really drives me insane. It's the reason I sometimes entertain notions that maybe there really is a hell and I'm in it. This shit is glaringly obvious to me. Now I'm no einstein but when something is that obvious, it doesn't take a retard to figure it out. So how come billions of people (many of whom are presumably capable of reading and writing and feeding themselves and shit, are utterly blind to such an obvious fact. And then it occurs to me they're not really people. They're some kind of automatons and the world would be better if they were all dead.

So I'm not actually certifiably insane (anymore) and I know to start murdering people in cold blood because they seem like automata is some really screwy and twisted thinking so acting on it is totally out the question. Not just morally but rationally. I'm fine with this but this niggling feeling persists. So every now and again I turn on the teevee and I watch them killing themselves and each other en masse, for the most hilariously dumb reasons that you couldn't even make up and it makes me feel a bit better.

This is my guilty secret.  :oops:

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Schools now have M16s
« on: September 19, 2014, 03:02:14 pm »
No one is going to save the world. The world is so far beyond fucked we're actually in the aftermath of game over and 99% of the population is 100% convinced that the solution is to fuck it harder.

Human civilisation is a burning scarecrow, trying to put the flames out by dousing himself in gasoline.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Schools now have M16s
« on: September 19, 2014, 02:40:44 pm »
If you can come up with something that's even a half way step to solving this problem, I'm all ears. In the meantime I'll be right here on the floor, laughing hysterically because, when I get depressed about it, it's a kinda buzz kill.  :horrormirth:

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: UK/Scotland Spags
« on: September 19, 2014, 02:28:27 pm »
Not really any incentive, given that we don't really engage with the nazis down south. They may be dumb but that doesn't mean they don't know exactly what would happen if they were to set foot on our soil. All the rest is just laughing at EDL skinheads on teevee and taking sweepstakes on how long it'll be before they set up death camps for all the brown people then starve to death because there's no one left to cook their staple diet of kebabs and biryani.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Schools now have M16s
« on: September 19, 2014, 09:39:55 am »
Thread over - Junkie just designed the funniest hidden camera reality show the world has ever seen :lulz:

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: UK/Scotland Spags
« on: September 19, 2014, 09:34:32 am »
Indy vote would have meant I had some say in which glove puppet spewed corporate agenda at us every four years.

At least this means I don't have to vote any more. First time yesterday and it was boring as hell. Would need a free bar and some strippers to keep me interested in democracy  :argh!:

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Schools now have M16s
« on: September 19, 2014, 07:29:27 am »
On a long enough time line any arms race is going arrive at tactical nukes. Cut to the chase America  :argh!:

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I hate that phrase "Fermi Paradox" cos it suggests that there's some kind of paradox. Even though there's any number of perfectly simple explanations.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: UK/Scotland Spags
« on: September 19, 2014, 07:14:25 am »
On the plus side, close result suggests the media is losing control of our minds. Back in 79 we obeyed almost unanimously.

On the negative side - Fracking the entire central belt and those WMD's are still in the clyde

Glass half full/empty - next round of austerity cuts will mean no healthcare but also less police so I'm a bit more free to have fun

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Whilst it's statistically unlikely that we're the only civilization in the universe, it's also a logical fact that there would have to be a first. Just like there has to be someone who wins the lottery (only with much longer odds)

So maybe we are the only ones for the time being? Somebody has to be.

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When did we start spelling pention the way those dictionary wankers spell it? I must have missed that memo  :argh!:

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This thread is final, objective proof positive that not everything happens for a reason.

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The current iteration of my ego is such that I can't imagine being predominantly "Us" rather than "Me" but who knows, maybe this will pass as I gradually slide into the new hyper-consciousness.

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I think we're reconfiguring our cognition. Who remembers phone numbers anymore? Who remembered seven digit numbers before there were phones? As tech does more stuff for us we can offload more and more of our cognitive function to it. GPS is better at nav than a brain so why bother using inferior brain-nav systems? Habit? Of course the downside is, unused functions will atrophy.

Once we have ubiquitous AR, things like facial recognition (an area that machines already outperform us on) will fall by the wayside. Leave the meat to do what it does best - creative problem solving, emotional intelligence, artistic shit. Ditch the stuff we're useless at - counting, memory, data analysis. We're already most of the way there. The stuff our current machines are doing are light years in advance of our capabilities but there's still this mechanical interface that prevents us outsourcing the last vestiges. Checking your change at the counter. Knowing what day it is. That'll pass.

We're becoming vastly more intelligent but it's an aggregate gain - us plus our technology.

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