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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 »

Bring and Brag / Sixty Six and Two Thirds
« on: November 11, 2017, 01:08:17 am »
I am
the nature of the beast
I am
the fatalistic melody
I am
the drug induced apologist
the meteoric rise to the
epitomy of infamy

I will be
literate in semaphore
I will
dictate it how it was before
I will
renegae on all my promises
Painted like a shiny whore
taking just a little more

You see me
looking in the mirror black
I'm cancer
choking on a heart attack
Licking lies from the fingers of the damned
I'm a hero on crack
I'm the deck that's always stacked

Look and listen
both ways on the intersect
Nothing coming
but you're still gonna get wrecked
This is disco like a fever in your skull
Stealing wallets from the hat check
Bloody nose broken neck

Have a heart
have a pocket full of gold teeth
Take a number
crash your ship into the nearest reef
Jump trip slip smash it in the face
I'm the thing that lies beneath
I'm the nature of the beast

Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« on: November 03, 2017, 08:33:53 pm »
You'll have a better handle on the situation than me but my default response would be something along the lines of "Go fuck yourself" but maybe not stated quite so politely and with a broken bone or two by way of punctuation.

Bring and Brag / Re: P3nT's Shoops
« on: October 30, 2017, 11:42:27 pm »

Bring and Brag / Re: Self advertising should be one of 12 deadly sins
« on: October 29, 2017, 11:49:39 pm »
Trust me, the last thing you need is inpsiration

Techmology and Scientism / Re: Weekly Science Headlines
« on: October 27, 2017, 11:02:54 am »
Small Asteroid or Comet 'Visits' from Beyond the Solar System

A small, recently discovered asteroid -- or perhaps a comet -- appears to have originated from outside the solar system, coming from somewhere else in our galaxy. If so, it would be the first "interstellar object" to be observed and confirmed by astronomers.

This unusual object – for now designated A/2017 U1 – is less than a quarter-mile (400 meters) in diameter and is moving remarkably fast. Astronomers are urgently working to point telescopes around the world and in space at this notable object. Once these data are obtained and analyzed, astronomers may know more about the origin and possibly composition of the object.

"This is the most extreme orbit I have ever seen," said Davide Farnocchia, a scientist at NASA's Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) at the agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. "It is going extremely fast and on such a trajectory that we can say with confidence that this object is on its way out of the solar system and not coming back."

The CNEOS team plotted the object's current trajectory and even looked into its future. A/2017 U1 came from the direction of the constellation Lyra, cruising through interstellar space at a brisk clip of 15.8 miles (25.5 kilometers) per second.

Here’s the link:

The fastest spacecraft ever launched by humans, New Horizons, is currently traveling at 14.22 kilometers per second. So, unfortunately, we have no chance of landing a probe on this interstellar object with our current technology.

The scientists will have plenty more of these to study soon. Pretty sure this is the start of a concentrated strike from the bugs on Klendathu :eek:

Or Kill Me / Re: Time to switch sides
« on: October 24, 2017, 06:23:37 pm »
Oh, please, do tell me more because I know nothing of cryptocurrencies. At all.

Perhaps you have an informative youtube link or zerohedge article for us?

I didn't mean to imply you know nothing, forgive me. I wrote that comment in a hurry.

Then you wrote that comment as an excuse.

Apple Talk / Re: More Futurisitic Fun Than You Really Wanted, part I of V
« on: October 24, 2017, 05:13:15 pm »
Okay so this has been holding me up for f'kin days. Finally think I know where I'm headed with the hands. Had to rebuild from the ground up as something that will animate. A lot of expression comes from hands. Worth spending some time to get looking semi-believable.

Bring and Brag / Re: P3nT's Shoops
« on: October 24, 2017, 02:53:24 pm »

Bring and Brag / Re: P3nT's Shoops
« on: October 23, 2017, 07:36:20 pm »

Bring and Brag / Re: P3nT's Shoops
« on: October 18, 2017, 10:58:05 pm »
Taking a break from the Nessies project and kicking back with some comfort sculpting - Zombies, what else?

Apple Talk / Re: More Futurisitic Fun Than You Really Wanted, part I of V
« on: October 15, 2017, 01:23:28 pm »
Chain is back! Also more progress on the remodel. Shoulders and elbows next, then the hands. Hands will be a while. Going to go all out and build something that at least looks vaguely plausible but also sick as fuck. Lastly will be the pistons. I have a solution for those but, right now, it's only been tested in my head. So it's a thought experiment but I'm pretty confident it'll pan out in implementation.

The main takeaway from here, tho, is that I'm finally sitting with a half built version of final-quality resource. Like this pic is how all the panels are probably about as far as I can take it in terms of detail and lighting and realism and all that good stuff. For once I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. If I'm not careful I'll end up with arse prints all over my laurel collection. Nessie is still a fucking building site right enough. Plenty room for improvement there.

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