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Messages - P3nT4gR4m

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It's hard to boycott assholes but it's very easy to steal from them. Ender's Game? I thought it was an amazing movie. Watched it on blueray a couple of months before it came out. Orson Scott Card? Never made a penny out of me.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« on: June 16, 2014, 12:28:43 pm »
Yeah, well you know my opinion on this brand (and competing brands) of irrational belief structure. Nuns would be the sorta epitome of the disconnect from reality, giving their whole life over to the thing, "marrying" some ancient pre-historical figure who may or may not have existed but, to the best of our scientific understanding, almost certainly isn't still alive. My respect drops to minus figures around here.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« on: June 16, 2014, 12:09:10 pm »
The weird part for me is that it was catholic nuns. Given that, y'know, religious people tend to be pretty superstitious about death and burial and all that shit. Do septic tanks count as holy ground? Genuine question - I have no idea how these peoples minds work.

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Well it needs to become that cool, damnit! How much would it cost? Could it be crowdfunded?

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: The Checklist
« on: June 15, 2014, 07:53:15 pm »
15 - I AM THE PUPPET MASTER YOU ARE ALL DANCING TO MY SOCIOLOGICAL TUNE!!

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Techmology and Scientism / Re: Weekly Science Headlines
« on: June 15, 2014, 01:41:28 pm »
Yeah, same here. Only have a basic grasp of "normal" fusion reactors. I'll keep eye on it, tho. Either for a debunk or a successful test

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Techmology and Scientism / Re: Weekly Science Headlines
« on: June 15, 2014, 12:10:25 pm »
THIS looks like some kind of potentially awesome new. Dunno much about plasma physics myself but I can't find anyone who's debunking it so I'm assuming it's sound until proven otherwise. Energy solutions are coming flying in these days. If a tenth of this shit delivers a quarter of the promised leccy, we'll still be able to ditch carbon/fission on the back of it.

Decorations for our wedding cake that satisfies my geek appetite


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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: P3NT Face
« on: June 14, 2014, 07:22:34 pm »
I'm more of a tactile person. Nothing as satisfying as actually feeling all those warm squishy bits yielding to my knuckles and forehead  :evil:

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So I did an image search on haggis rule34 and found the most fucked up image I've seen ever this week in the last hour

NSFW!

:spit2:

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: P3NT Face
« on: June 13, 2014, 09:14:45 am »
Look at this guy.



That's 169% Scotsman.  Now, while Scotsmen are normally a blight on all that is good and right, there are certain times that they are indispensible.  This is why I give P3NT a little breathing room when he makes comments about "faithfools"...After all, one soldier knows another.  And while I have no idea if P3NT has ever done any soldiering, it was HIS kind that got pressed into service in WWII, so fucking mad about having their day interrupted that they kicked Rommel and his DAK right in the fucking teeth, all up and down North Africa.

Then they went to Sicily, Italy, France, Germany, etc, jabbing bayonets in people because the Germans at the time just COULDN'T FUCKING BEHAVE, which seriously cut into the drinking time of Scotsmen, and incidentally kept them from fighting their REAL enemy (other Scotsmen).

Then they'd go home, see, and there'd be this awful *WHIZZZZ-BANG*, and they'd explode all over the streets of Aberdeen or Glasgow or whatever, making the Hell's Angels look plain silly.  No, there were no leather uniforms for these assholes.  They'd just walk up and introduce themselves by glassing you.  It wasn't anything personal, mind you, it was just that the hereditary reiver gene got activated, and they need to pillage and maim SOMEONE.  That someone just happened to be you.  Blame Germany...Scotland had just finally settled down, after all, and the Germans just HAD to fuck with a good thing.

So, yeah.  That's P3NT Face.  The look that says, "We're still a little anxious over here.  You should come visit."

Don't do it.  It's a trap.

 :lulz: Can't believe this one slipped my attention!

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Holy shit!

I admired the guy for building Tesla motors but I didn't expect him to succeed, let alone donate all of their work for anyone to use.

I'm still trying to pick my jaw up off the ground.

He's one of the new breed. Right now there are dozens of others redefining the rulebook. What I'm predicting is a rapid paradigm shift as the old guard no longer possess the acumen to survive in a landscape where the rules are turned on their head. All the money and all the power is shifting into the hands of people for whom money and power is merely a means to an end, rather than the end in itself.

Sooner or later someone like Musk or Google or Naveen Jain is going to make a move on world government. Can't happen too soon, imo.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: FOUND IT.
« on: June 12, 2014, 07:08:25 pm »
STOP MAKING ME FEEL OLD.  I WAS 29.

Yeah, rub it in

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Trippin', your mom sounds like an insecure manipulative toxic person and I'm sorry both that she's interfered with your father's relationship with your half-siblings and that she's trying to use you as a tool to generate more misery and drama.

I'm seeing this more and more and I hate it because I see the good in her too. But it's not like it hasn't been turned in my direction before, even if not often. I just really don't get it. Like I said it leaves a real bad taste in my mouth. I need to put my foot down on the negativity. I can't, and don't want to, deal with this shit.

I grew up in the middle of a bitter divorce. My parents couldn't help themselves. Me and my kid sister were used as weapons constantly.  It's not fair and it sucks but it's not really their fault. Butthurt causes rage and irrationality. Doesn't make them bad people. Only weak.

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All Our Patent Are Belong To You

20th century industry - Competition was the order of the day. Hardly surprising given we're a warlike species. The keywords were Hostile Takeover, Price Wars, smashing the competition

21st century industry - Is all about collaboration. Keywords are Open Source, Developers, Ecosystem, Partners.


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Something about DS9 being a trek spinoff and the idea of boldly going where no one had gone before and then just hanging out there and not going anywhere else didn't sit right with me

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