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Bring and Brag / Re: P3nT's Shoops
« on: March 03, 2017, 07:38:36 pm »
Ya gotuh sketchfab?

model has way too many polys for sketchfab if that's what you meant?

After about 8hours spent on that fucking manticore I just wanted to let off some steam and hack up my zombie template


Richard Nixon's glittering half-life sarcophagus / Re: Spagbook
« on: March 03, 2017, 07:56:47 am »
Shirt is pretty awesome but I reckon if the underneath wasn't a fucking yeti/viking it wouldn't have the same effect

So I don't have a lot of friends. Can't be arsed with most people. Probably less than a dozen on this stupid planet I give a flying fuck about. Last night one of them killed himself.

 :sad: Wow man... that's terrible. Are you going to be ok?

Yeah, I'll be okay. Fuck all else for it. Derek quit. Sure he had his reasons. Two surviving musketeers gonna hook up this weekend, fall off the wagon and maybe punch the crap out a pub or two in his honour. He was a good guy stuck in a shit life. He'll be missed.

So I don't have a lot of friends. Can't be arsed with most people. Probably less than a dozen on this stupid planet I give a flying fuck about. Last night one of them killed himself.

Bring and Brag / Re: P3nT's Shoops
« on: March 01, 2017, 07:24:52 am »
Marty is the manticore. He was the original sculpt. All the rest just grew in round about him.

Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Talking to Nigel
« on: February 28, 2017, 09:42:49 pm »
I don't think persuasion even matters. Leave the opportunity to learn by all means but all you really need is their attention. On anything. You're dangling a pocket watch on a chain. Then you take their money and you spend it on hadron colliders and medicine  and important stuff.

This thing with your president. It's a total clusterfuck, yeah but it's also a precident. TV characters can be president now. There's opportunity for anyone who sees it.

Bring and Brag / Re: P3nT's Shoops
« on: February 28, 2017, 08:17:05 pm »

Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Talking to Nigel
« on: February 28, 2017, 08:11:15 pm »
Religion has been replaced by kim kardashian and social networking. All the things that the intellectuals look down their noses at. That's what leads the masses by theirs.

Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Talking to Nigel
« on: February 28, 2017, 05:45:35 pm »
This, to me, is the most tragic thing about the state of human civilization in the 21st century: There are solutions, we haven't hit some upper limit on physical possibilities, but those solutions will never be implemented because people in general are too dumb to understand them, and we'll never get the kind of critical mass required to push them into fruition.

Very this. I used to think it was simply a problem of convincing dumbfucks that logic and reason were good but no amount of argument, from minds far superior to mine seems to make a dent.

I feel perfectly justified in mocking and berating and hating them for it, given that there really is no avenue available to me that I can see that would have any positive effect. Lot of people all "you gotta keep trying" and I totally respect them for that but that's not me. I got no inclination to piss upwind. I don't see it working.

Education helps. Lot of dumbfuck-ness comes from ignorance and lack of access to effective thinking strategies. Thinking is a relatively new thing on the evolutionary timetable. It's still possible to have the necessary equipment and lack the skill to use it. Lot of dumbfuck children could prolly grow up to be smart but the dumbfuck parents would block it every step of the way.

I'm neither optimistic or pessimistic. To me it could go either way. There are tech giants right now, pwning the old economy seven ways from sunday. I'm cynical about them, too but, in the - lesser of two evils - scenario I'm faced with? Let's just say I prefer to be fucked by these ones. They use plenty lube and they always buy you roses on valentines.

They preach biotech and sustainable energy and space exploration and connectivity and education and they're ploughing resources into these things big time. I'm not saying shit don't stink in the valley but those are my options as I see them and one seems to offer the potential for our race to at least survive into the next century and the other seems inclined to want to end it all.

Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Talking to Nigel
« on: February 28, 2017, 04:10:40 pm »
To illustrate my point about humans being not that much smarter than dogs, try having this conversation with some random members of the general public, and see how many respond with "I don't care about benefits to society, I care about me and mine".  They don't fail to make the connection between society and themselves because there's some mysterious disconnect, they're really just that fucking stupid.

OGODTHISTHISTHISTHIS.  It's probably the single most frustrating thing I encounter when I meet someone who's smart enough to be clever, but dumb enough not to see the common connections.  They twist themselves into knots trying to rationalize their selfishness, and throw up massive defenses to protect their core flawed premise.

It's unbelievably frustrating. And depressing. You know what we would have accomplished if we were solitary rather than social creatures?

NOTHING. We would be cats.

Social is awesome up to a point but the problem is it doesn't seem to work at the kind of scale we're trying to pull off. Couple of hundred people is a force to be reckoned with. Couple of billion is a total clusterfuck. Somewhere between a couple of hundred and a couple of billion the whole thing falls to pieces. Collectively we're not smart enough to make it work. Maybe it's Dunbar's fault, maybe there's more to it.

IQ is on a distribution curve with most falling slap bang in the middle of dumbfuckistan. A couple of smart people can wrangle a couple of hundred dumbfucks between them, just the way nature intended. Too many dumb fucks, tho and a critical mass is reached. Societal meltdown is inevitable. Factor in the lack of life skills and interdependence that comes with modern civilisation and you have massive potential for lulz but very little for any kind of progress.

I think the human race has hit an upper bound of functionality and the most likely outcome is we all die, crushed by the weight of our own collective stupidity. Democracy is at fault - allowing stupid people (the majority) to vote means you will get the worst possible decision to every question posed, every fucking time. The alternative is fascism which seems to result in the execution of millions of dumbfucks every time it's attempted. Communism? Nope. Again the dumbfuck issue wrecks that one.

I really can't think of anything useful I can do at this point beyond staying well out the way whenever there's a large gathering of dumbfucks. It's working out fine for me so far but I'm under no illusions that eventually the breathable air and the drinkable water will be gone.

Either that or somebody takes over at the eleventh hour and pulls humanity out it's nosedive. Wish I had an idea but on the bell curve I'm at the point where I'm smart enough to see the big picture but too dumb to come up with a solution.

Techmology and Scientism / Re: Nightmares, anybody?
« on: February 28, 2017, 02:07:54 pm »
Yeah, I'm patiently awaiting a swarm of micro drones, each carrying a little capsule of something airborne and highly contagious to hit the headlines. It's about 2 years behind schedule by my reckoning but I'm sure once the first attack is recorded they'll make up for lost time in pretty short order.

Techmology and Scientism / Re: Nightmares, anybody?
« on: February 28, 2017, 12:56:23 pm »
Caught this report a couple of months back. What's strange is the "new" robot is actually a couple of old robots which appeared well over a year ago. Either they have something new and scary as fuck and it's under NDA or it's just bullshit clickbait trawling the internet for old clips to go along with a sensationalist headline.

Bring and Brag / Re: P3nT's Shoops
« on: February 27, 2017, 10:01:42 pm »
There's more timelapse if you have the stomach for it. Personally, I'm losing the will to live here. One more session and I think I can finish it.

Bring and Brag / Re: P3nT's Shoops
« on: February 27, 2017, 07:30:42 pm »
Nearly finished

No idea what any of that means but it sounds bad  :cry:

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