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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« on: June 17, 2016, 04:27:41 pm »


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Aneristic Illusions / Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« on: June 17, 2016, 04:24:19 pm »
Problem with the politics of fear is that it's damnably effective so why bother using anything else?, From a casual spectator's perspective it gets right fucking boring, tho.  :argh!:

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Guns and Guns and Guns
« on: June 17, 2016, 04:14:38 pm »
Yeah. Reality is becoming much more fluid and seems to mutate quicker. Lots of things that used to be absolute truths are now quite the opposite. Whole cornerstones of our entire civilisation are now obsolete or only function when inserted the other way around.

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Cool! I'm pretty sure that post dropped on my feed, just before I pissed off to the wilderness for a weekend so wasn't sure if I'd missed it.

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Magic Leap + Star Wars Display seems to be coming along nicely

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That reminds me - something, something, facebook, something, megapixel images from further away than I've ever looked. Did I miss the post?

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Guns and Guns and Guns
« on: June 16, 2016, 02:44:08 pm »
Guns and genies both begin with the letter -G- Like the mythical genie, guns don't go back in the bottle. Lately I'm viewing the US constitution as a religion. Many reasons for this, not least of which is that I find discussion with american constitutionalists and religious people play out the same way - "It says so in the book" no ground can be made with rational argument. Pointless. America is a theocracy, the constitution is it's holy book, the people fundamentalists. Commandment no.2 - thou shalt guns.

I don't see a change any time soon.

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I would of course decry How Awful It All Was, but you can’t lie to Ann Frank…For when evil men proposed to do evil things, I stood by, having found no goodness inside me.  Instead there was only mischief and a terrible mirth.

So, yeah, this. This I still have trouble with. There is the question of how to solve the unsolvable riddle, tempered with the fact that, on some level, everything is a joke. Terrible mirth seems like the logical choice even if, long term, it makes me a horrible person :sad:

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Razer destroying Phobos with a Guantlet kill on Q3DM6. Bethesda you have my attention!

After Doom, I'm a little more confident than I would have been last year.

ahem
https://www.epicgames.com/unrealtournament/#splash

Don't be fooled by trailers man, wait for actual footage to see where they're at.

Always. There's so much can go wrong here. Quake 4 springs to mind.

As for UT - if they bring back ONS, I'm all over it. DM and CTF just felt like I had lead boots with thrusters attached - kinda clunky and unpleasant. Quake I felt like a seven ton butterfly huffing nitrous. Far superior experience.

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Razer destroying Phobos with a Guantlet kill on Q3DM6. Bethesda you have my attention!

After Doom, I'm a little more confident than I would have been last year.

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Distilled Revelations. Best way I can describe it. :mittens:

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Orlando shooting thread
« on: June 13, 2016, 03:17:40 pm »
This is awful, the world just seems to be getting shittier and shittier over the last few years. I feel horrible for the families and friends of the victims.

Don't believe the hype, mate, it'll only get you down. There was a ton of cool shit happened over the weekend but none of that ever reaches the front page. Sure, 50 people dying is a shame. Doubly so cos the reason they died was one guy being a total dick but people die every day, it's the downside of being made out of slowly decaying meat.

The important thing is to not get all bent out of shape cos some people died. The important thing is to keep a cool head and a bit of perspective and not go waving a fistful of liberties in the air, demanding that something is done to stop this ever happening again.

Cos it will happen again (there will always be dicks) The guys who are offering to make it go away in exchange for those shiny liberties? They're the biggest dicks of all and they never offer refunds even when they fail to deliver.

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In futurist circles there's concept of "uploading" - via futuristic process-X, transfer your mind and thoughts to a machine. Lot of ideas and speculation on what X might be but Facebook isn't a popular one.

Thing is, the more I look, X is already underway but it's not going to work out how the futurists think it is. Not so much uploading as offloading. En masse, we're abanding critical thinking, in favour of a quick meme that looks shareable and sounds about right. No more investigation required. I have a suitable opinion. "Like". "Share"

Facebook is working on a new ghost in the machine. Called "M" after Judy Dench in the Bond movies. They're calling it an assistant but what is it assisting with? Thinking. All that tricky, calorie intensive, brain revving that natural selection likes to keep down to an economical minimum. Facebook already has the opinions you need, on any subject with enough likes to be deemed important. Next step is having those opinions for you, so you don't have to bother.

Tune out. Turn off. Drop the mic.  :lulz:

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« on: June 02, 2016, 07:37:53 am »
Pretty sure history will be much more interested in the pig thing

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