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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« on: February 09, 2018, 03:23:20 pm »
It's like I've said all along - the Turing test will be passed by a chatbot that's no more sentient than a bottle of laxative.

Turing test should be treated as a gauge of human stupidity, not machine intelligence.

Bring and Brag / Re: P3nT's Shoops
« on: February 06, 2018, 07:16:49 pm »
Cheers guys! The plan is pretty straightforward, Bobby - improve. Photorealism has so many aspects - anatomy has to be spot on, texturing has to be spot on, rendering has to be spot on. There's always room for improvement. Opportunity to impress myself. It's amazing how hard that is. I'm a real nitpicky fucker when it comes to my own work.

Bring and Brag / Re: P3nT's Shoops
« on: February 04, 2018, 10:53:53 pm »
Is a mixture of Substance Painter which Santa Clause gave me and Blender which I've been using for ages but only just started exploring a bit deeper

Bring and Brag / Re: P3nT's Shoops
« on: February 04, 2018, 08:07:31 am »
So, yeah, I can do shit like this now

Apple Talk / Re: Sooooooo...
« on: February 01, 2018, 11:49:37 am »
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" ?

Probably did. There's been a lot of editing and rewriting since he gave his fictional sermons.

Apple Talk / Re: Sooooooo...
« on: January 26, 2018, 10:20:18 am »
I totally feel you about the weirdness of going to church. I've been thinking about JAYSUS a lot recently and it's super disorienting. Somebody pointed out a way to read jesus that makes him extremely relevant to my life, and so I'm riding it out until it gets uncomfortable. Thinking new thoughts, some of which are corrosive to older selves I've got archived. But if I start talking about Jesus randomly, my friends are going to think I've completely lost my shit so I try to keep my mouth shut, it's too alien.

By and large, Jesus had a pretty good message.  It's trite I know, but the problem really is the fan-club (and especially certain very vocal segments of it).

I always read the crucifixion as a meatphor for that. Like, you take all the cool shit the dude said and you nail it to a plank of wood and watch it rot  :lulz:

Bring and Brag / Re: WEIRDOVERSE
« on: January 19, 2018, 11:41:58 am »
You heard the man, Bobby, get on it. Never mind the fee, just think of the EXPOSURE!  :evil:

Apple Talk / Re: Hopeful but realistic ten-year scenarios
« on: January 18, 2018, 01:35:52 pm »
AR visual overlays reach smartphone-ubiquity, as do realtime AI lie detector apps, forcing a fundamental shift in basic human psychology.

The nation-state model collapses completely, taking with it central government and fiat currency as the primary means of economic exchange. Reputation economy takes over.

IBM brings a fully functional 128 qbit quantum processor to market. Once of the first things scientists use it for is to totally disprove quantum theory but it gets stuck half way through the calculation.

Rolling Stone did a decent writeup Looks like this has a chance of turning out not to be vavorware after all

40 It's lightfield time! :fap:

In case you haven't been paying attention, we're always fucked. There is never any hope and this time it is always different. This time it's usually foreals, as opposed to all the other times before where we were told it was foreals but it turned out not to be, this time it truly is. Just like all those other times.

Worrying about whatever brand of foreals bullshit is being paraded as the end of civilisation this month got old for me some time around my mid 20's. The last one I remember giving a passing fuck about was the nuclear holocaust that failed to materialise, with clockwork regularity, on the hour, every hour for about a decade and a half, thus ruining any shot of passing into adolescence and planning for the future I might have had.

Protip: We are not fucked. We never have been and, to the best of my knowledge, we never will be. Now I know that's not what you might want to hear but, unfortunately for you, that's how it is. And always has been, ever since the first hysterical monkey learned to rub his opposable, panic stricken thumbs together and yell "We're fucked and there is no hope" Primate was wrong then and he's still wrong seven billion years down the line.

In an existential sense, yeah, sure we're fucked. Pretty soon each and every one of us is going to start rotting and dying and, if you manage to avoid being crushed by a falling piano, the best you have to look forward to is trying to remember who your family are and how to piss and shit without it filling up your trousers. Yeah, in this sense we are all fucked. To death. There is no Jesus, Allah or the fucking tooth fairy going to stick you back together again. Couple of years from now - you die. Enjoy.

Meanwhile you got options. You can either worry about how hard you are about to be fucked (foreals this time) or you can choose to not give a shit about the impending dildo apocalypse or, even better, to laugh at all the assholes throwing their life away whining about how it's not fair and how we're all fucked. There are victims on every corner. Corners they mostly painted themselves into and refuse to leave. That shit's funny if you have the stomach to laugh. If you don't then yeah, we're all fucked.

Foreals this time.


Bring and Brag / Re: P3nT's Shoops
« on: December 03, 2017, 09:34:28 pm »
Lt Saru from the new Star Trek


Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: November 14, 2017, 06:29:12 pm »
While it does seem very smoking gun, I'm leaning toward coincidence. I mean, Donald Trump understanding and following a very simple instruction? Nah  :lulz:

Climate change is a real phenomenon that has been shown repeatedly, scientifically and mathematically, to be caused primarily by human activity. It's really not really a debate except on the fringes where uneducated people think they can opine hard enough to overcome mountains of actual evidence.

That said, I'm personally in favor of carbon taxes and a forced march to clean and renewable energy for reasons that would still be valid even if climate change weren't real. Political and economic power derive from control of resources, and the most important resource in the modern global economy is energy. Decentralized energy generation using renewable resources disrupts the monopoly of existing power structures. Those powers do anything that crosses their mind in order to sabotage any attempt to disrupt that monopoly, which is ethically bad, but more importantly, their activities induce widespread cultural conservatism by fostering popular thinking that new ideas are dangerous or unsound simply because they are new. That leaves human civilization in a really bad position with respect to adaptability and progress of all kinds. We should have solved all kinds of problems by now that are portrayed as "unsolvable" just because solving them doesn't make anyone rich. Capitalism may have been necessary for the Industrial Revolution, but post-Information-Revolution, it's holding us back so much that the survival of the species is at risk.

So regardless of global warming/climate change, we should be forcing the issue of clean energy because we have to undermine and ultimately disassemble all scarcity-based economic systems.


Bring and Brag / Re: P3nT's Shoops
« on: November 12, 2017, 02:30:36 pm »

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